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Shaden Jobran, Randa Kattan, Jamal Shamaa, Hiyam Marzouqa, Musa Hindiyeh
BACKGROUND: Human adenoviruses have an important role in paediatric respiratory tract infections. They are estimated to cause 2-5% of the overall respiratory tract infections and 4-10% of all pneumonias. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical presentation and effect of adenoviral infection on the management of infected infants. METHODS: Data were collected from the medical records of patients infected with adenovirus and admitted to Caritas Baby Hospital...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
Ricardo Cáceda, W Sue T Griffin, Pedro L Delgado
BACKGROUND: Increased inflammation is linked to suicide risk. However, it is unclear whether increased inflammation drives suicidal crises or is a trait associated with lifetime suicidal behavior. Limited data exist on the sources of increased inflammation observed in suicidal patients and on its downstream effects. AIMS: To examine factors associated with inflammation and with suicidal ideation severity in acutely suicidal depressed patients. METHODS: Fifty-two adult depressed patients of both sexes hospitalized for severe suicidal ideation were characterized for suicidality, depression, anxiety, medical comorbidity, psychological and physical pain, impulsivity, verbal fluency, C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin (IL) 6...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Psychopharmacology
Nathan McClane, Walter Jeske, Jeanine M Walenga, Vicki Escalante, Debra Hoppensteadt, Jeffrey Schwartz, Mamdouh Bakhos
Heart failure affects over 5 million people in the United States. Its rising prevalence and the limited supply of donor hearts is increasing the use of mechanical cardiac support with the implantation of continuous-flow ventricular assist devices (CF-VAD). Patients with CF-VAD implants are at risk of complications, specifically adverse hemostatic events such as nonsurgical bleeding and thrombosis. Development of a pump thrombus requires clinical intervention and/or surgical replacement significantly increasing the risk of patient morbidity and mortality...
January 1, 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Xiao-Meng Zhang, Bing Zhang, Fan Li, Zhi-Ping Tian
To analyze the efficacy and safety of the combination therapy of Aconitum and Western medicine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by Meta-analysis, and provide evidence for its clinic application for RA. The random clinical trials (RCTs) regarding the combination therapy for treating RA were retrieved in the database of China National Knowledge Infrastructure database, China Science and Technology Journal database, WanFang, Chinese Biomedical Medical Database, PubMed, and Cochrane Library up to July 2017...
January 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Shetty Sushruth, Chellappa Vijayakumar, Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Nagarajan Raj Kumar, Gopal Balasubramaniyan, Surendra K Verma, A Ramesh
Background Right iliac fossa (RIF) pain is one of the most common modalities of presentation to surgical emergency. It remains a challenge to the treating clinicians to accurately diagnose or to rule out appendicitis. Objective The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of clinical impression, biochemical markers, and imaging in the diagnosis of RIF pain with special reference to appendicitis and their implication in reducing the negative appendicectomy rates. Methods All patients presenting to casualty with RIF pain were included in the study...
January 15, 2018: Curēus
Lina Badimon, Esther Peña, Gemma Arderiu, Teresa Padró, Mark Slevin, Gemma Vilahur, Gemma Chiva-Blanch
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a short pentraxin mainly found as a pentamer in the circulation, or as non-soluble monomers CRP (mCRP) in tissues, exerting different functions. This review is focused on discussing the role of CRP in cardiovascular disease, including recent advances on the implication of CRP and its forms specifically on the pathogenesis of atherothrombosis and angiogenesis. Besides its role in the humoral innate immune response, CRP contributes to cardiovascular disease progression by recognizing and binding multiple intrinsic ligands...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Guangli Yin, Ruiqin Xie, Ling You, Hongning Yin, Yucui Sun, Jinglan Wu, Yansha Zhao, Xue Geng, Yanan Zhang
BACKGROUND: The conversion of atrial fibrillation (AF) to sinus rhythm is associated with transient dysfunction of the left atrium (LA). This study aimed to investigate the time course of LA function and inflammation after radiofrequency (RF) ablation for paroxysmal AF. METHODS: Fifty-three patients with paroxysmal AF undergoing RF ablation were recruited. White blood cells were counted and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), fibrinogen, and D-dimer levels were measured...
March 15, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
Javad Parvizi, Timothy L Tan, Karan Goswami, Carlos Higuera, Craig Della Valle, Antonia F Chen, Noam Shohat
BACKGROUND: The introduction of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) criteria for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) in 2011 resulted in improvements in diagnostic confidence and research collaboration. The emergence of new diagnostic tests and the lessons we have learned from the past 7 years using the MSIS definition, prompted us to develop an evidence-based and validated updated version of the criteria. METHODS: This multi-institutional study of patients undergoing revision total joint arthroplasty was conducted at 3 academic centers...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Lisa Jahns, Zach Conrad, LuAnn K Johnson, Leah D Whigham, Dayong Wu, Kate J Claycombe-Larson
The health benefits of vegetable and fruit (VF) intake include benefits for diseases that have an inflammatory component, although the relationship between VF intake and systemic inflammatory status is unclear due to the lack of comprehensive analysis of inflammatory markers in most studies. Therefore, our hypothesis was that the consumption of carotenoid-rich vegetables and fruits in the diet would have a beneficial effect on systemic inflammation status. In this study, we determined the association between varying doses of carotenoid-rich VF intake, plasma carotenoids, and a broad array of markers including 26 cytokines and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein...
February 13, 2018: Nutrition Research
Hae Chang Jeong, Joon Ho Ahn, Min Chul Kim, Doo Sun Sim, Keun Ho Park, Young Joon Hong, Ju Han Kim, Myung Ho Jeong, Ki-Bae Seung, Kiyuk Chang, Youngkeun Ahn
Background/Aims: The optimal percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) strategy in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with multivessel disease (MVD) is uncertain. This study was designed to develop a novel and simple tool for assessing an individualized and optimized PCI strategy in AMI patients with MVD. Methods: In total, 5,025 patients with AMI from nine centers at two universities were enrolled in the prospective Convergent Registry of Catholic and Chonnam University for Acute Myocardial Infarction (COREA-AMI) registry from January 2004 through December 2009...
March 20, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
Gabriela Ambrósio, Fernanda N Kaufmann, Luana Manosso, Nicolle Platt, Gabriele Ghisleni, Ana Lúcia S Rodrigues, Débora K Rieger, Manuella P Kaster
This narrative review will present and discuss clinical data from 16 cross-sectional and 6 longitudinal studies examining the relationship between body mass index (BMI), symptoms of depression and peripheral inflammation. Our aim is to determine which of obesity and depression contributes best to the peripheral low-grade inflammation frequently associated to both conditions. Studies including a complete evaluation of inflammatory markers are scarce and high levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are the most consistent findings associated with obesity and symptoms of depression...
March 9, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Karla Arévalo Ruales, Rosa Negueroles Albuixech, José Loaiza Gongora, Elena Grau García, José Ivorra Cortés, José A Román Ivorra
OBJECTIVE: Polymyalgia rheumatica (PR) can be associated with large vessel vasculitis (LVV). We evaluate the diagnostic role of18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) and its impact on the treatment of LVV associated with PR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of patients diagnosed with PR. Data was collected from health records. Blood analysis included acute-phase reactants (APR), C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate...
March 14, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
Tina Tian, Joshua Coons, Hong Chang, Walter J Chwals
BACKGROUND: Injury severity induces a proportionate acute metabolic stress response, associated with increased risk of hyperglycemia. We hypothesized that excess caloric delivery (overfeeding) during high stress states would increase hyperglycemia and disrupt response homeostasis. METHODS: Gestational age, daily weight, total daily caloric intake, serum C-reactive protein (CRP), prealbumin, and blood glucose concentrations in all acutely-injured premature NICU infants requiring TPN over the past 3years were reviewed...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
R S Goertz, C Lueke, D Wildner, F Vitali, M F Neurath, D Strobel
AIM: To evaluate acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) shear-wave velocities of the bowel wall in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: ARFI shear-wave elastography was analysed within the wall of the stomach, terminal ileum, and sigmoid, and correlated with ultrasound signs of activity in CD patients both retrospectively and in a prospective cohort. RESULTS: A total of 77 retrospective and 21 prospective CD patients were included...
March 14, 2018: Clinical Radiology
Takaki Akamine, Kazuki Takada, Gouji Toyokawa, Fumihiko Kinoshita, Taichi Matsubara, Yuka Kozuma, Naoki Haratake, Shinkichi Takamori, Fumihiko Hirai, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Tatsuro Okamoto, Yasuto Yoneshima, Isamu Okamoto, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Yoshinao Oda, Yoichi Nakanishi, Yoshihiko Maehara
OBJECTIVES: Programmed death-1 (PD-1) and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitors have been approved as a standard therapy for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although PD-L1 expression serves as a predictive biomarker for the efficacy of immunotherapy, there are no established biomarkers to predict the expression of PD-L1. The inflammatory markers C-reactive protein (CRP) and neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) were recently shown to predict the efficacy of nivolumab for NSCLC patients...
March 2018: Surgical Oncology
Ceren Cıralı, Emel Ulusoy, Tuncay Kume, Nur Arslan
BACKGROUND: Functional constipation is a clinical problem with an incompletely understood etiology. Functional bowel diseases have been shown to be related to inflammation in many studies in adults. In this study, we aimed to evaluate leukocytes, C-reactive protein, proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and neopterin levels in children with functional constipation. METHODS: Seventy-six children with constipation and 71 healthy controls (mean age 7.12 ± 3...
March 16, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Hember Vicci, Antonio Eblen-Zajjur, Mercedes López, Gustavo Crespo, Maria Navarro
Low-molecular weight heparins (LMWH) are anticoagulants that have shown anti-inflammatory activity in several experimental models. Hot water burn inflammatory model accurately simulates human clinical situations allowing its use for nociception test and evaluation of anti-inflammatory drugs. The present study aims to evaluate the enoxaparin pretreatment on local and systemic inflammation biomarkers in the animal burn model. Inflammation was induced by submersing the rat left hind paw in water at 60o  C for 60 s...
March 16, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Fatemeh Ghane Sharbaf, Farahnak Assadi
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia is a leading risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). We hypothesized that lowering serum uric acid (SUA) with allopurinol in hyperuricemic children with CKD may reduce the risk of CKD progression. METHODS: A total of 70 children, aged 3-15 years, with elevated serum uric acid level (SUA) > 5.5 mg/dL and CKD stages 1-3 were prospectively randomized to receive allopurinol 5 mg/kg/day (study group, n = 38) or no treatment (control group, n = 32) for 4 months...
March 16, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Simond Jagernauth, Reece Alexander James Clough, Ali Noorani, Muaaze Ahmad
We present a rare case of a subscapularis pyomyositis in a 38-year-old woman and examine the diagnostic and surgical challenges posed. History and examination features were similar to that of septic shoulder arthritis without overlying features of warmth or erythema. Serological markers revealed a C-reactive protein of 221 mg/L and white cell count of 11.1×109 /L. A dry shoulder aspirate was obtained. Contrast-enhanced MRI demonstrated a peripheral rim-enhancing lesion within the subscapularis muscle belly with lack of central enhancement...
March 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Alexander Egeberg, Jashin J Wu, Neil Korman, James A Solomon, Orin Goldblum, Fangyi Zhao, Lotus Mallbris
BACKGROUND: The impact of ixekizumab treatment for psoriasis on cardiovascular-related parameters in patients is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We investigated cardiovascular-related parameters in patients with psoriasis treated with ixekizumab. METHODS: In Phase 3 trials, patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis were randomized and treated with placebo, ixekizumab, or etanercept during the induction period (Weeks 0-12; UNCOVER-1/-2/-3). At week 12, responders were re-randomized to receive placebo or ixekizumab through the maintenance period (Weeks 12-60; UNCOVER-1/-2)...
March 13, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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