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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636803/atorvastatin-attenuates-testosterone-induced-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-rats-role-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-and-cyclo-oxygenase-2
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Ismail O Ishola, Habeeb K Tijani, Olufunke O Dosumu, Charles C Anunobi, Tolulope O Oshodi
Diabetes and obesity have been reported to alter sex steroid hormone metabolism. In this study, an attempt was made to investigate the protective effect of atorvastatin (ATR) in combination with celecoxib (CEL) or pioglitazone (PIO) on testosterone-induced BPH in rats. Male Wistar rats (200-250 g) were randomly divided into 9 groups (n=8) and orally treated as follows for 28 consecutive days; Group 1: vehicle (10 ml/kg), group 2: vehicle (10 ml/kg), groups 3 - 5: ATR (0.5, 2.5 and 5 mg/kg, respectively); group 6: CEL (20 mg/kg); Group 7: PIO (20 mg/kg); Groups 8-9: ATR 0...
June 21, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634757/a-uhplc-ms-ms-method-for-profiling-multifunctional-steroids-in-human-hair
#2
Zhen Dong, Caihong Wang, Jinlan Zhang, Zhe Wang
It is important to profile steroids in many physiological and pathological processes. Recently, hair has been used for the long-term measurement of endogenous steroid hormones. Analyzing hair has advantages of being noninvasive and time sequential compared with other bio-specimens. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) techniques have been widely used over the past decades; however, it is challenging to profile estrogens in hair by LC-MS, and more comprehensive steroid profiling is required. In this paper, an ultra high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method was developed to simultaneously profile 28 multifunctional steroids, including corticosteroids (n = 6), estrogens (n = 13), androgens (n = 5) and progestogens (n = 4), in human scalp hair in a single run...
June 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632645/management-of-symptomatic-lumbar-disk-herniation-an-international-perspective
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Pravesh S Gadjradj, Mark P Arts, Maurits W van Tulder, Wim J R Rietdijk, Wilco C Peul, Biswadjiet S Harhangi
STUDY DESIGN: A questionnaire survey. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current practice patterns of surgeons regarding both the surgical and nonsurgical management of lumbar disk herniation (LDH) worldwide and to compare this with the current literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Sciatica is a common diagnosis in the general population. Sciatica is most frequently caused by LDH. Multiple surgical techniques and treatment modalities are available to treat LDH, albeit some with small effect sizes or without compelling evidence...
June 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630791/corticosteroid-treatment-in-diabetic-macular-edema
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REVIEW
Burcu Nurözler Tabakcı, Nurten Ünlü
Diabetic macular edema is the most common cause of visual impairment in patients with diabetes mellitus. The pathogenesis of macular edema is complex and multifactorial. For many years, laser photocoagulation has been considered the standard therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema; however, few patients achieve significant improvements in visual acuity. Today the intravitreal administration of anti-inflammatory or anti-angiogenic agents together with the use of laser photocoagulation represents the standard of care for the treatment of this complication...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630719/hip-arthroscopy-results-in-improved-patient-reported-outcomes-compared-to-non-operative-management-of-waitlisted-patients
#5
Luke Spencer-Gardner, Ruch Dissanayake, Amir Kalanie, Parminder Singh, John O'Donnell
Hip arthroscopy (HA) is an established treatment option to address intra-articular pathology of the hip. However, some clinicians encourage non-operative management (NOM). Non-operative management may include active measures such as physiotherapy and intra-articular steroid injections, or NOM may involve so called watchful waiting with no active intervention. These approaches, along with surgery have been detailed recently in the Warwick Agreement, a Consensus Statement regarding diagnosis and treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome The aim of this study is to compare the change in clinical outcome scores of waitlisted patients with intra-articular hip pathology who receive no active treatment with matched controls that have undergone HA...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626416/multiquadrant-subtenon-triamcinolone-injection-for-acute-corneal-graft-rejection-a-case-report
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Sunali Goyal, Sami H Uwaydat
BACKGROUND: We report a case of reversal of an acute corneal graft rejection following multiquadrant subtenon triamcinolone injection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 19-year-old woman who had acute corneal graft rejection failed to show resolution of the graft rejection after standard treatment with systemic, intravenous, and topical steroids. The graft rejection, however, responded to injection of triamcinolone in multiple subtenon quadrants. CONCLUSIONS: For corneal graft rejection, multiquadrant subtenon triamcinolone injections may be a safe adjunct to systemic treatment...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620493/a-bronchoscopic-approach-to-benign-subglottic-stenosis
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Tuhina Raman, Kshitij Chatterjee, Bashar N Alzghoul, Ayoub A Innabi, Ozlem Tulunay, Thaddeus Bartter, Nikhil K Meena
OBJECTIVES: Subglottic stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the tracheal lumen at the level of subglottis (the area in between the vocal cords and the cricoid cartilage). It can cause significant symptoms due to severe attenuation of airflow. We describe our experience in alleviating symptoms by addressing the stenosis using fibreoptic bronchoscopic methods. METHODS: We report all concurrent cases performed between September 2015 and July 2016. We use a combination of balloon dilation, electro-surgery knife to dilate and incise stenotic segments followed by steroid injection to modulate healing...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619997/cardiotonic-steroids-stimulate-macrophage-inflammatory-responses-through-a-pathway-involving-cd36-tlr4-and-na-k-atpase
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Yiliang Chen, Wenxin Huang, Moua Yang, Gang Xin, Weiguo Cui, Zijian Xie, Roy L Silverstein
OBJECTIVE: Circulating levels of cardiotonic steroids (CTS) are elevated in various chronic inflammatory conditions, but the role of CTS in inflammation remains largely unknown. We have previously shown that the CTS ouabain stimulates proinflammatory responses in murine macrophages. In this study, we aim to explore the mechanism how CTS induce proinflammatory responses in primary murine and human macrophages. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Using both murine peritoneal macrophages and human monocyte-derived macrophages, we demonstrated that ouabain activated NF-κB, leading to proinflammatory cytokine (eg, MCP-1, tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1β, and interleukin-6) production...
June 15, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618255/osteocyte-regulation-of-receptor-activator-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ligand-osteoprotegerin-in-a-sheep-model-of-osteoporosis
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Thaqif El Khassawna, Felix Merboth, Deeksha Malhan, Wolfgang Böcker, Diaa E S Daghma, Sabine Stoetzel, Stefanie Kern, Fathi Hassan, Dirk Rosenbaum, Judith Langenstein, Natali Bauer, Anja Schlagenhauf, Angela Rösen-Wolff, Felix Schulze, Markus Rupp, Dirk Hose, Anja Secklinger, Anita Ignatius, Hans-Joachim Wilke, Katrin S Lips, Christian Heiss
Osteoporosis induction in a sheep model by steroid administration combined with ovariectomy recapitulates decreased bone formation and substandard matrix mineralization in patients. Recently, the role of osteocytes has been frequently addressed, with focus on their role in osteoclastogenesis. However, the quantification of receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) signaling in osteocytes was not studied in sheep. The current study reproduced the sheep model of osteoporosis to study the RANKL/OPG ratio correlation to the method of osteoporosis induction...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616399/management-of-strictures-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-superficial-esophageal-cancer
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REVIEW
Koichiro Kawaguchi, Hiroki Kurumi, Yohei Takeda, Kazuo Yashima, Hajime Isomoto
Endoscopic resection of early esophageal cancer has a high therapeutic effect while being minimally invasive. Especially, the establishment of the endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) procedure has made it possible to resect large lesions in an en-bloc manner. As a result, accurate pathology evaluation became possible, and the risk of local recurrence was extremely low. On the other hand, esophageal strictures after endoscopic treatment of an extensive circumferential lesion are a potential problem. Previously, for the prevention and treatment of esophageal strictures, patients had to undergo painful endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) many times...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614233/discordant-lumbar-epidural-hematoma-after-caudal-steroid-injection-a-case-report-care-compliant
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Jung Ju Choi, Young Jin Chang, Wol Seon Jung, Kyung Cheon Lee, Ju Ho Kim, Youn Yi Jo
RATIONALE: Caudal epidural injection is one of the conventional treatments of chronic back pain. Even though spinal epidural hematoma after caudal epidural injection is rare but it can cause serious neurologic complication. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 83-year-old woman taking cilostazol received caudal epidural steroid injection because of her chronic back pain. Six hours later, she experienced an acute hip pain which worsened with time. DIAGNOSIS: Magnetic resonance image showed acute cord compression due to a spinal epidural hematoma at L2-S1 level with concomitant central canal compromise at L2/3, L3/4 level...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613120/rotator-cuff-calcific-tendinopathy-randomized-comparison-of-us-guided-percutaneous-treatments-by-using-one-or-two-needles
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Davide Orlandi, Giovanni Mauri, Francesca Lacelli, Angelo Corazza, Carmelo Messina, Enzo Silvestri, Giovanni Serafini, Luca Maria Sconfienza
Purpose To determine whether the use of one or two needles influences procedure performance and patient outcomes for ultrasonography (US)-guided percutaneous irrigation of calcific tendinopathy. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval and written informed patient consent were obtained. From February 2012 to December 2014, 211 patients (77 men and 134 women; mean age, 41.6 years ± 11.6; range, 24-69 years) with painful calcific tendinopathy diagnosed at US were prospectively enrolled and randomized...
June 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611969/anastomotic-strictures-after-esophageal-atresia-repair-incidence-investigations-and-management-including-treatment-of-refractory-and-recurrent-strictures
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REVIEW
Renato Tambucci, Giulia Angelino, Paola De Angelis, Filippo Torroni, Tamara Caldaro, Valerio Balassone, Anna Chiara Contini, Erminia Romeo, Francesca Rea, Simona Faraci, Giovanni Federici di Abriola, Luigi Dall'Oglio
Improved surgical techniques, as well as preoperative and postoperative care, have dramatically changed survival of children with esophageal atresia (EA) over the last decades. Nowadays, we are increasingly seeing EA patients experiencing significant short- and long-term gastrointestinal morbidities. Anastomotic stricture (AS) is the most common complication following operative repair. An esophageal stricture is defined as an intrinsic luminal narrowing in a clinically symptomatic patient, but no symptoms are sensitive or specific enough to diagnose an AS...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611112/microrna-150-regulates-steroidogenesis-of-mouse-testicular-leydig-cells-by-targeting-star
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Xu-Jing Geng, Dong-Mei Zhao, Gen-Hong Mao, Li Tan
Leydig cells are essential for male reproductive development throughout life. Production of androgens as well as intermediate steroids is tightly regulated. Although microRNAs (miRNAs) are suggested to play important roles in spermatogenesis, little is currently known regarding the regulation of steroidogenesis by miRNAs in Leydig cells. Here, we found that miR-150 was predominantly expressed in Leydig cells within mouse testis. Therefore, we determined steroidogenesis of the Leydig cells in which miR-150 was knocked down or overexpressed using miR-150 antagomir and agomir, respectively...
June 13, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609670/differential-effects-of-the-18-kda-translocator-protein-tspo-ligand-etifoxine-on-steroidogenesis-in-rat-brain-plasma-and-steroidogenic-glands-pharmacodynamic-studies
#15
Philippe Liere, Antoine Pianos, Jean-Paul Oudinet, Michael Schumacher, Yvette Akwa
Etifoxine is indicated in humans for treating anxiety. In rodents, besides its anxiolytic-like properties, it has recently shown neuroprotective and neuroregenerative activities. It acts by enhancing GABAA receptor function and by stimulating acute steroid biosynthesis via the activation of the 18-kDa translocator protein. However, the regulatory action of etifoxine on steroid production is not well characterized. In this work, we performed dose-response, acute and chronic time-course experiments on the effects of intraperitoneal injections of etifoxine on steroid levels in adult male rat brain and plasma analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
June 3, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609118/sports-related-groin-pain-secondary-to-symphysis-pubis-disorders-correlation-between-mri-findings-and-outcome-after-fluoroscopy-guided-injection-of-steroid-and-local-anesthetic
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Caoimhe A Byrne, Dermot J Bowden, Abdullah Alkhayat, Eoin C Kavanagh, Stephen J Eustace
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to correlate patterns of injury on preprocedural MRI with outcome after targeted fluoroscopy-guided steroid and local anesthetic injection of the symphysis pubis and its muscular attachments in a group of athletes with chronic groin pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five patients with chronic sports-related groin pain underwent MRI of the pelvis and a targeted fluoroscopy-guided symphyseal corticosteroid and local anesthetic injection...
June 13, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607558/hashimoto-s-encephalopathy-presenting-with-unusual-behavioural-disturbances-in-an-adolescent-girl
#17
Murugan Selvaraj Karthik, Kulothungan Nandhini, Viswanath Subashini, Ramasamy Balakrishnan
Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is a rare autoimmune disorder with neurological and neuropsychiatric manifestations and elevated titres of anti-thyroid antibodies. Here we are reporting a case of HE in a 19-year-old girl who presented with seizure-like episodes, confusion, and behavioural disturbances with catatonic symptoms such as posturing, echopraxia, echolalia, and ambivalence. Patient did not respond to antipsychotics and anticonvulsants. On further investigation, patient was found to have high serum anti-TPO antibodies of about 1261 U/mL with euthyroid status, which supported a suspicion of HE...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606016/research-in-the-precaution-of-recombinant-human-erythropoietin-to-steroid-induced-osteonecrosis-of-the-rat-femoral-head
#18
Lu-Yong Jiang, Xiao Yu, Qing-Jiang Pang
Objective To elucidate the effects of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) on steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head in rats. Methods Twenty-four adult Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups of eight rats each. The rats in the positive control group were injected with dexamethasone at 1 mg/kg twice a week for 5 weeks. The rats in the negative control group were injected with sodium chloride alone. The rats in the experimental group were injected with dexamethasone at 1 mg/kg twice a week for 5 weeks and rHuEPO (500 u/d/kg) daily for 5 weeks...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605800/fact-finders-for-patient-safety-routine-intravenous-access-for-epidural-steroid-injections-without-sedation
#19
Zachary L McCormick, Adrian Popescu, Clark C Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605794/subdural-extra-arachnoid-flow-pattern-visualized-in-a-contralateral-oblique-view-during-a-cervical-interlaminar-epidural-steroid-injection
#20
David Levi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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