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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719552/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-organ-transplant-patients
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Adam S Kittai, Hayden Oldham, Jeremy Cetnar, Matthew Taylor
Modulation of T-cell activity through blockade of coinhibitory molecules has revolutionized the treatment of various malignancies. Several immune checkpoint inhibitors are currently Food and Drug Administration approved which target various coinhibitory pathways including cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4), programmed death 1 receptor (PD-1), and programmed cell death ligand-1. Clinical trials that lead to the Food and Drug Administration approval of these agents often excluded patients with an organ transplant...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719544/postoperative-pyoderma-gangrenosum-in-children-the-case-report-of-a-13-year-old-boy-with-pyoderma-gangrenosum-after-hip-reconstruction-surgery-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Nina Berger, Michael Ebenhoch, Maya Salzmann
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a neutrophilic dermatosis and pathergic reaction at surgical sites. Reports of children with postoperative PG are rare in the literature. METHODS: We report the case of a 13-year-old boy without any known preexisting illnesses, who developed severe systemic response and wound deterioration after elective hip reconstruction surgery. The working diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis was later determined to be postoperative PG...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719434/primary-cutaneous-small-medium-cd4-t-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorder-occurring-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma
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Jonathan J Davick, Elizabeth Gaughan, Megan Barry, Alejandro A Gru
Therapeutic agents designed to stimulate the immune system are now cornerstones in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. These drugs promote lymphocyte growth and survival, which could plausibly result in clinical lymphoproliferative disorders. We report the case of a 62-year-old female with metastatic melanoma who developed primary cutaneous small/medium CD4 T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder (PC-SMTCL) after treatment with vemurafenib and recombinant high-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2). The patient developed a painless red papule behind the ear...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719383/closed-loop-control-of-total-intravenous-anesthesia-during-significant-intraoperative-blood-loss-a-case-report
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Sonia M Brodie, Matthias Görges, J Mark Ansermino, Guy A Dumont, Richard N Merchant
Closed-loop control of anesthesia based on continuous feedback from processed electroencephalography adjusts drug dosing to target a desired depth of hypnosis during dynamic clinical circumstances, freeing the anesthesiologist to focus on more complex tasks. We describe a case of closed-loop control of total intravenous anesthesia in which a sudden loss of blood required immediate intervention. This case illustrates that closed-loop control of drug delivery maintained an appropriate depth of hypnosis during a rapidly changing surgical situation, and that processed electroencephalography may be a useful adjunct indicator for cerebral hypoperfusion...
July 17, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719311/infective-endocarditis-in-french-west-indies-a-13-year-observational-study
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Elisabeth Fernandes, Claude Olive, Jocelyn Inamo, François Roques, André Cabié, Patrick Hochedez
We conducted an observational study to describe the characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) in French West Indies (FWI) and to identify variables associated with in-hospital case fatality. The records of the patients admitted for IE to the University Hospital of Martinique between 2000 and 2012 were collected using an electronic case report form. Only Duke-Li definite cases were considered for this analysis. Variables associated with in-hospital mortality were tested using univariate logistic regression analysis...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719264/the-human-microbiome-in-the-fight-against-tuberculosis
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Madeleine R Wood, Elaine A Yu, Saurabh Mehta
AbstractThe human microbiome is an intriguing potentially modifiable risk factor in our arsenal against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the leading infectious disease killer globally. Previous studies have shown associations between the human microbiome and pulmonary disease states; however, etiological links between the microbiome and tuberculosis (TB) infection or disease remain unclear. Immunomodulatory roles of the microbiome may prove to be a critical asset in the host response against TB, including in preventing TB infection, reducing progression from latency, mitigating disease severity, and lowering the incidence of drug resistance and coinfections...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718769/pesticide-exposure-and-risk-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-among-licensed-male-pesticide-applicators-in-the-agricultural-health-study
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Armando Meyer, Dale P Sandler, Laura E Beane Freeman, Jonathan N Hofmann, Christine G Parks
BACKGROUND: The occupation of farming has been associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA); pesticides may account for this association, but there are few studies. OBJECTIVES: We investigated associations between RA and use of pesticides in the Agricultural Health Study. METHODS: The study sample was drawn from male pesticide applicators enrolled in 1993-1997 who provided questionnaire data at baseline and at least once during follow-up (over a median 18 y; interquartile range 16-19)...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718220/long-acting-formulation-leading-to-severe-long-term-adverse-effects-a-case-report-of-fluphenazine-and-persistent-extrapyramidal-symptoms
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T Omi, Y Mitsui, H Matsunaga
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Long-acting formulations are an important therapeutic option for non-adherent patients with schizophrenia. There is a commonly held view that management of long-acting formulation-induced side effects is difficult. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a patient with schizophrenia who developed acute and persistent extrapyramidal symptoms requiring tracheostomy and long-term rehabilitation after long-acting injections of fluphenazine decanoate...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717093/paraneoplastic-anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutary-coenzyme-a-reductase-antibody-positive-immune-mediated-necrotizing-myopathy-in-a-patient-with-uterine-cancer
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Atsushi Mizuma, Maiko Kouchi, Shizuka Netsu, Sachiko Yutani, Ruriko Kitao, Shigeaki Suzuki, Kenya Murata, Eiichiro Nagata, Shunya Takizawa
We report the case of a 69-year-old woman with proximal limb muscle weakness, who received post-operative chemotherapy for uterine cancer. Her serum creatinine kinase level was high (10,779 mg/dL) and a muscle biopsy from her left biceps revealed various sizes of muscle fibers accompanied by necrotic and regenerating fibers. She was positive for anti-3 hydroxy-3-methylglutary-coenzyme A reductase (anti-HMGCR) antibodies, but negative for anti-signal recognition particle (anti-SRP) antibodies. She was diagnosed with immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM) and treated with prednisolone...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716999/improving-recognition-of-anxiety-and-depression-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-qualitative-study-in-a-community-clinic
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Annabelle Machin, Samantha Hider, Nicky Dale, Carolyn Chew-Graham
BACKGROUND: Comorbid anxiety and depression are common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but are often under-recognised and treated, contributing to worse outcomes. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that patients with RA should be offered a holistic annual review, including an assessment of mood. AIM: To explore patients' perspectives of anxiety and depression in RA and preferences for disclosure and management of mood problems...
July 17, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716778/thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-intravenous-injection-of-extended-release-oxycodone
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Kate J Robson, Danielle Clucas, Robin Filshie, Harshal Nandurkar
We describe the case of a 35-year-old man presenting with thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) and renal impairment following, as he later disclosed, intravenous injection of oral formulation tamper-resistant extended-release oxycodone hydrochloride (Oxycontin). Recurrent misuse of this agent was associated with relapsing TMA despite treatment with terminal complement inhibitor eculizumab. Cases of TMA have been reported in the USA in association with intravenous misuse of extended-release oxymorphone (Opana ER) after the introduction of a new non-crushable formulation in 2012...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716517/lethal-suicide-attempt-with-a-mixed-drug-intoxication-of-metoprolol-and-propafenone-a-first-pediatric-case-report
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Ivana Kacirova, Milan Grundmann, Martin Kolek, Erika Vyskocilova-Hrudikova, Romana Urinovska, Petr Handlos
INTRODUCTION: The β1 adrenergic receptor blocker metoprolol is often prescribed together with the antiarrhythmic drug propafenone. Both are metabolized by cytochrome P450 2D6 and propafenone is also an inhibitor of this enzyme. We present a pediatric case showing metoprolol and propafenone intoxication in combination. CASE: A 14-year-old girl was admitted to a local emergency department after ingestion of metoprolol (probably 1g) and propafenone (probably 1.5-3g) in a suicide attempt...
June 29, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716286/neurosarcoidosis-according-to-zajicek-and-scolding-criteria-15-probable-and-definite-cases-their-treatment-and-outcomes
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Gonçalo Cação, Ana Branco, Mariana Meireles, José Eduardo Alves, Andrea Mateus, Ana Martins Silva, Ernestina Santos
INTRODUCTION: Neurosarcoidosis occurs in about 5% to 15% of patients with sarcoidosis. The purpose of this study was to identify and characterize a cohort of neurosarcoidosis patients and to review the largest previously reported neurosarcoidosis case series. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled all patients with the diagnosis of probable or definitive neurosarcoidosis according to Zajicek and Scolding criteria, followed at the neurology department of a tertiary center in Portugal from January 1989 to December 2015...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715777/regular-cannabis-and-alcohol-use-is-associated-with-resting-state-time-course-power-spectra-in-incarcerated-adolescents
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Sandra Thijssen, Barnaly Rashid, Shruti Gopal, Prashanth Nyalakanti, Vince D Calhoun, Kent A Kiehl
Cannabis and alcohol are believed to have widespread effects on the brain. Although adolescents are at increased risk for substance use, the adolescent brain may also be particularly vulnerable to the effects of drug exposure due to its rapid maturation. Here, we examined the association between cannabis and alcohol use duration and resting-state functional connectivity in a large sample of male juvenile delinquents. The present sample was drawn from the Southwest Advanced Neuroimaging Cohort, Youth sample, and from a youth detention facility in Wisconsin...
July 8, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715513/percutaneous-endovascular-treatment-of-infrainguinal-paod-results-of-the-psi-register-study-in-74%C3%A2-german-vascular-centers
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C-A Behrendt, F Heidemann, K Haustein, R T Grundmann, E S Debus
BACKGROUND: The percutaneous infrainguinal stent (PSI) register study aimed to collate all percutaneous endovascular procedures for infrainguinal peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) conducted in 74 German vascular centers between September and November 2015 (3 months). In order to obtain representative results all consecutive treatment procedures had to be submitted by the participating trial centers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective, nonrandomized multicenter study design...
2017: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715422/unraveling-the-genetic-diversity-and-phylogeny-of-leishmania-rna-virus-1-strains-of-infected-leishmania-isolates-circulating-in-french-guiana
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Sourakhata Tirera, Marine Ginouves, Damien Donato, Ignacio S Caballero, Christiane Bouchier, Anne Lavergne, Eliane Bourreau, Emilie Mosnier, Vincent Vantilcke, Pierre Couppié, Ghislaine Prevot, Vincent Lacoste
INTRODUCTION: Leishmania RNA virus type 1 (LRV1) is an endosymbiont of some Leishmania (Vianna) species in South America. Presence of LRV1 in parasites exacerbates disease severity in animal models and humans, related to a disproportioned innate immune response, and is correlated with drug treatment failures in humans. Although the virus was identified decades ago, its genomic diversity has been overlooked until now. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPLES FINDINGS: We subjected LRV1 strains from 19 L...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714610/use-of-psychotropic-medications-in-breastfeeding-women
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Nirit Kronenfeld, Maya Berlin, Dotan Shaniv, Matitiahu Berkovitch
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding women who are prescribed with psychotropic medications on a regular basis are often concerned, regarding the possible implications of such treatment on the breastfed infant. A mother's well-being has a direct influence on the well-being of the baby. However, the notorious reputation of psychotropic medications may lead to suboptimal prescribing by the physician and poor adherence by the mother. METHODS: A PubMed search (from 1976 through February 2017) was conducted for commonly used psychotropic drug classes, as well as individual medications commonly prescribed in these classes, along with the MeSH terms "breastfeeding"/"lactation"...
July 17, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714498/chondrodysplasia-punctata-a-case-report-of-fetal-warfarin-syndrome
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S Songmen, O B Panta, S S Paudel, R K Ghimire
Chondrodysplasia punctata is abnormal calcification in the cartilage of developing bones and has been seen in association with deranged vitamin K metabolism. Warfarin, an oral anticoagulant acting on vitamin K dependent clotting factors is known to cause chondrodysplasia punctata. Despite the knowledge of the condition the management of patients with prosthetic heart valves might require use of the drug for anticoagulation. Here, we present a case of a fetal warfarin syndrome in a second born child of a 27 year lady under warfarin for prosthetic heart valve...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714411/pharmacology-and-literature-review-based-on-related-death-and-non-fatal-case-reports-of-the-benzofurans-and-benzodifurans-designer-drugs
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Bernardino Barceló Martín, Isabel Gomila
BACKGROUND: Benzofurans and benzodifurans are two groups of psychoactive substances that had originally been synthesized for research purpose. Benzofurans' structure is quite similar to the known recreational drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine together with its active metabolite 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine. Benzodifurans are closely related to phenethylamines, but have more hallucinogens effects and much longer duration of action. This study aims to review the accessible evidence-based literature on benzofurans and benzodifurans pharmacology and toxicology...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714403/gsk3-inhibitors-in-the-therapeutic-development-of-diabetes-cancer-and-neurodegeneration-past-present-and-future
#20
Mudasir Maqbool, Nasimul Hoda
GSK3 has gained a considerable attention of researchers in the late 1970s as an inevitable drug target to treat diabetes. Furthermore, it was found to have a key role in the development of diseases like cancer and neurodegeneration (ND). A broad spectrum of GSK3 inhibitors have been discovered from time to time in order to curb these diseases. Inhibition of GSK3 by insulin boosts the dephosphorylation of glycogen synthase, hence its activation to convert UDP glucose into glycogen. Lack of insulin and insulin-resistance is supposed to be the cause of type 2 diabetes (Diabetes mellitus)...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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