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Shumin Yan, Mengtao Li, Hui Wang, Xiaoxi Yang, Jiuliang Zhao, Qian Wang, Yongtai Liu, Jinzhi Lai, Zhuang Tian, Hui Song, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng
AIM: To describe baseline characteristics of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) with right heart catheterization (RHC)-confirmed pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and explore risk factors for PAH in pSS. METHODS: This case-control study included consecutive patients hospitalized with pSS-PAH from 2007 to 2015, and pSS patients without PAH (in a 4 : 1 ratio) as controls. All patients fulfilled the 2002 American-European Consensus Group classification criteria for pSS-PAH was defined according to RHC-based European Society of Cardiology/European Respiratory Society guidelines...
April 6, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Yann Neuzillet, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Camélia Radulescu, Jean Fiet, Franck Giton, Jean-François Dreyfus, Tarek P Ghoneim, Thierry Lebret, Henry Botto
BACKGROUND: The specific involvement of the sex steroids in the growth of the prostatic tissue remains unclear. Sex steroid concentrations in plasma and in fresh surgical samples of benign central prostate were correlated to prostate volume. METHODS: Monocentric prospective study performed between September 2014 and January 2017. Age, obesity parameters, and both serum and intraprostatic concentrations of sex steroids were collected complying with the latest Endocrine Society guidelines and the steroids assessed by GC/MS...
November 2017: Prostate
Jill Belch, Anita Carlizza, Patrick H Carpentier, Joel Constans, Faisel Khan, Jean-Claude Wautrecht, Adriana Visona, Christian Heiss, Marianne Brodeman, Zsolt Pécsvárady, Karel Roztocil, Mary-Paula Colgan, Dragan Vasic, Anders Gottsäter, Beatrice Amann-Vesti, Ali Chraim, Pavel Poredoš, Dan-Mircea Olinic, Juraj Madaric, Sigrid Nikol, Ariane L Herrick, Muriel Sprynger, Peter Klein-Weigel, Franz Hafner, Daniel Staub, Zan Zeman
Regarding the clinical diagnosis of Raynaud's phenomenon and its associated conditions, investigations and treatment are substantial, and yet no international consensus has been published regarding the medical management of patients presenting with this condition. Most knowledge on this topic derives from epidemiological surveys and observational studies; few randomized studies are available, almost all relating to drug treatment, and thus these guidelines were developed as an expert consensus document to aid in the diagnosis and management of Raynaud's phenomenon...
October 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Jo Daniels, John D Pauling, Christopher Eccelston
INTRODUCTION: Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) describes excessive peripheral vasospasm to cold exposure and/or emotional stress. RP episodes are associated with digital colour changes, pain and reduced quality of life. Pharmacological interventions are of low to moderate efficacy and often result in adverse effects such as facial flushing and headaches. Recommended lifestyle and behavioural interventions have not been evaluated. The objectives of the proposed systematic review are to assess the comparative safety and efficacy of behaviour change interventions for RP and identify what we can learn to inform future interventions...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
Katia Journot-Reverbel, Jean-Philippe Raynaud, Eric Bui, Alexis Revet
Though many different interventions are proposed for suicide-bereaved children and adolescents, few data exist concerning their efficiency. This literature review focused on psychosocial interventions specifically targeting children and adolescents bereaved by suicide to try to provide some validate therapeutic guidelines propositions for clinicians. We only found two articles specifically targeting children or adolescents: both of them seemed to show some efficacy in reducing some psychosocial variables (anxiety, depression…) in suicide-bereaved children but results were limited by methodological problems...
April 2017: Psychiatry Research
Francesco Segreto, Giovanni Francesco Marangi, Vincenzo Cerbone, Paolo Persichetti
Raynaud phenomenon (RP) is a transient digital ischemia that occurs after exposure to cold temperature or emotional distress. It presents with a triphasic course: the initial white phase is followed by cyanotic discoloration and, subsequently, erythema. The attacks may be associated with pain, paresthesia, and complicate with nonhealing ulceration often leading to amputation. To date, there are no clear-cut therapeutic guidelines and many medications are used off-label. Encouraging results were reported with the use of botulinum neurotoxin-A (BoNT-A)...
September 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
C Raynaud, L Greillier, J Mazieres, I Monnet, B Mastroianni, G Robinet, G Fraboulet, A Dixmier, H Berard, R Lamy, J Letreut, H Lena, G Oliviero, S Botta, A Vergnenegre, I Borget, C Chouaid
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with poor prognosis in spite of significant improvement in survival, due to new chemotherapy regimens. We describe here patients' profiles and management in daily practice in France. METHODS: Observational retrospective study. Data were collected from medical files. All patients with histologically proven MPM diagnosed from January 2005 to December 2008 were included in the participating sites. RESULTS: Four hundred and six patients were included in 37 sites: mean age 68...
2015: BMC Cancer
Sindhu R Johnson
The American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatism classification criteria for systemic sclerosis are a significant advancement in the field. This article describes the innovative, rigorous, criteria development strategy that was used. The new criteria build upon previous criteria by incorporating important elements (proximal scleroderma, sclerodactyly, digital pits, pulmonary fibrosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, and scleroderma specific autoantibodies). The new criteria add emphasis to the vasculopathic manifestations, and include the early manifestation of puffy fingers...
May 2015: Current Rheumatology Reports
Gaëlle Lethielleux, Laurence Amar, Alain Raynaud, Pierre-François Plouin, Olivier Steichen
Guidelines promote the use of adrenal vein sampling (AVS) to document lateralized aldosterone hypersecretion in primary aldosteronism. However, there are large discrepancies between institutions in the criteria used to interpret its results. This study evaluates the consequences of these differences on the classification and management of patients. The results of all 537 AVS procedures performed between January 2001 and July 2010 in our institution were interpreted with 4 diagnostic criteria used in experienced institutions where AVS is performed without cosyntropin (Brisbane, Padua, Paris, and Turin) and with criteria proposed by a recent consensus statement...
April 2015: Hypertension
I Silva, J Almeida, C Vasconcelos
Vasculopathy has a major role in the pathogenesis and tissue injury in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is frequently the first clinical manifestation of SSc preceding by years other clinical manifestations. RP in SSc patients is frequent, often very severe and long lasting. The repeated bouts of RP lead to prolonged digital ischemia that may progress to digital ulceration or in extreme to critical digital ischemia with gangrene. Digital ulcers (DU) are a true burden for all patients. They are very painful, with a long and slow healing course, have high risk of infection and are extremely disabling...
February 2015: Autoimmunity Reviews
C Agard, P H Carpentier, L Mouthon, P Clerson, V Gressin, A Bérezné, E Diot, P Jego, C Lok, A Sparsa, E Chatelus, A Khau Van Kien, I Quéré, J Sibilia, E Hachulla
OBJECTIVES: Ischaemic digital ulcers (DUs) are a common complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc). This study aimed to characterize patients with SSc and ongoing DUs treated with the endothelin receptor antagonist bosentan in clinical practice in France. METHOD: An observational, retrospective, longitudinal study was conducted in 10 French expert centres. Medical records from randomly selected adult SSc patients who received treatment with bosentan for DU prevention from March 2007 to December 2010 were analysed...
2014: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
M-A Pistorius, P-H Carpentier
About ten to fifteen percent of the French population suffer from Raynaud's phenomenon. Most of the time, it is considered as primary Raynaud's phenomenon, without underlying disease. The aim of this expert consensus from the "microcirculation group" for the French Society of Vascular Medicine and the French Society for Microcirculation, was to define clinical guidelines in patients consulting for Raynaud's phenomenon. The recommended minimal screening includes clinical examination, nailfold capillaroscopy and antinuclear antibodies...
August 2013: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Steven G Chrysant
Phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE 5) inhibitors are selective inhibitors of the enzyme PDE 5, which catalyzes the hydrolysis of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP), a potent vasodilator and nitric oxide (NO) donor, to its corresponding metabolites (monophosphates). The enzyme PDE 5 is widely distributed in the body, including the heart and blood vessels. Because of its distribution, it was hypothesized that its inhibition could lead to significant coronary vasodilation, which would benefit patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
October 2013: Current Hypertension Reports
P Bagan, V Oltean, A Ben Abdesselam, B Dakhil, C Raynaud, J-C Couffinhal, H De Crémoux
INTRODUCTION: The benefits of a rehabilitation program before surgical lung cancer resection remain to be defined. The purpose of this prospective observational study was to assess the effects of rehabilitation together with the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in patients who were at a high operative risk. METHODS: Between January 2010 and June 2011, 20 consecutive patients (16 males, four females, mean age: 66 years [44-79]) with a clinical N0 non-small cell lung cancer were included...
May 2013: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
Y Rolland, P de Souto Barreto, G Abellan Van Kan, C Annweiler, O Beauchet, H Bischoff-Ferrari, G Berrut, H Blain, M Bonnefoy, M Cesari, G Duque, M Ferry, O Guerin, O Hanon, B Lesourd, J Morley, A Raynaud-Simon, G Ruault, J-C Souberbielle, B Vellas
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency is very high in the nursing home (NH) population. Paradoxically, vitamin D insufficiency is rarely treated despite of strong clinical evidence and recommendations for supplementation. This review aims at reporting the current knowledge of vitamin D supplementation in NH and proposing recommendations adapted to the specificities of this institutional setting. DESIGN: Current literature on vitamin D supplementation for NH residents was narratively presented and discussed by the French Group of Geriatrics and Nutrition...
April 2013: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
Tracy M Frech, Gordon Smith, Melissa Reily, James Chamberlain, Maureen A Murtaugh, Jason Penrod, Michael J Battistone, Barry M Stults
We performed bedside testing for peripheral neuropathy in our systemic sclerosis (SSc) population to determine whether foot care guidelines should be developed for SSc. Twenty consecutive SSc patients and 20 healthy control (HC) patients were evaluated for peripheral neuropathy in both feet using the 10-g Semmes-Weinstein monofilament examination (SWME) and 128 Hz vibration sensation using the on-off method. Independent, blinded, vibratory sensation, and SWME evaluations were performed on each subject by two investigators who had completed a training session to standardize each exam...
June 2013: Clinical Rheumatology
Ethan E Zimmerman, Paul Crawford
Cutaneous cryosurgery refers to localized application of freezing temperatures to achieve destruction of skin lesions. It can be used to treat a broad range of benign and premalignant skin conditions, and certain malignant skin conditions, with high cure rates. Cellular destruction is accomplished by delivery of the cryogen via dipstick, probe, or spray techniques. It is widely used in primary care because of its safety, effectiveness, low cost, ease of use, good cosmetic results, and lack of need for anesthesia...
December 15, 2012: American Family Physician
Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Jean Gardette, Jacques Rollet, Jean-Jacques Legros
UNLABELLED: WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: Hypogonadism affects an estimated 2-4 million men in the USA, but only 5% receive treatment. Testosterone replacement therapy reduces the effects of testosterone deficiency on sexual function, mood and energy in hypogonadal patients. Long-term hypogonadism management requires testosterone treatment to restore serum concentrations of testosterone and its active metabolites, within physiological ranges; a testosterone preparation that achieves physiological plasma concentrations without supra-physiological escape is a preferred option...
May 2013: BJU International
M-A Pistorius, P-H Carpentier
About ten to fifteen percent of the French population suffer from Raynaud's phenomenon. Most of the time, it is considered as primary Raynaud's phenomenon, without underlying disease. The aim of this expert consensus from the "microcirculation group" for the French Society of Vascular Medicine and the French Society for Microcirculation, was to define clinical guidelines in patients consulting for Raynaud's phenomenon. The recommended minimal screening includes clinical examination, nailfold capillaroscopy and antinuclear antibodies...
July 2012: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
Christine Bonnal, Corinne Desaint, Agathe Raynaud-Simon, Virginie Fossey-Diaz, Marie Lise Gougeon, Jean Christophe Lucet, Odile Launay
In developed countries, the population is getting older and the prevention of infectious diseases is therefore a major public health issue for elderly. Infectious diseases preventable by vaccination, including influenza, pneumococcal infection, pertussis, herpes zoster infections, and to a lesser extent, diphtheria and poliomyelitis, are direct or indirect causes of hospitalization. Few data are available on the proportion of vaccinated elderly, the impact of the under nutrition, or immunosenescence on the quality of the immune response to vaccination and the level of protection...
March 2013: La Presse Médicale
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