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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224302/-clinical-and-radiological-features-of-adult-patients-with-different-antisynthetase-syndrome-based-on-serum-anti-aminoacyl-trna-synthetase-antibody-type
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S Li, H Huang, X Y Song, K Xu, C Y Wu, Q Wang, Z J Xu
Objective: To describe the clinical and radiological characteristics of antisynthetase syndrome associated interstitial lung disease in patients with different serum anti-aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase antibodies. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 5 adult patients with antisynthetase syndrome associated interstitial lung disease in Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Their clinical and chest radiological data were analyzed and relevant literatures were reviewed. Results: Among these 5 patients, there were 1 male and 4 females, aged from 32 y to 67 y, with a mean age of 53 y...
December 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207437/unfavourable-outcome-of-glucocorticoid-treatment-in-suspected-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Ivo A Wiertz, Wim A Wuyts, Coline H M van Moorsel, Adriane D M Vorselaars, Hendrik W van Es, Matthijs F M van Oosterhout, Jan C Grutters
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The diagnostic classification of 'possible idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (posIPF)' is characterized by a radiological pattern of inconsistent usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan and a UIP pattern in surgical lung biopsy (SLB). The evidence base to guide treatment for patients with posIPF is lacking; the clinician must choose between observation, treatment with immunomodulatory agents or anti-fibrotic agents. METHODS: To evaluate outcomes of immunomodulatory treatment, a multicentre cohort of 59 posIPF patients treated with prednisone was analysed retrospectively...
December 5, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169714/-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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O Boyer, V Baudouin, E Bérard, C Dossier, V Audard, V Guigonis, I Vrillon
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is defined by massive proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia, with resulting hyperlipidemia and edema. The most common cause of NS in children is idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), also called nephrosis. Its annual incidence has been estimated to 1-4 per 100,000 children and varies with age, race, and geography. Many agents or conditions have been reported to be associated with INS such as infectious diseases, drugs, allergy, vaccinations, and malignancies. The disease may occur during the 1st year of life, but it usually starts between the ages of 2 and 7 years...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094629/infectious-diseases-and-immunological-markers-associated-with-patients-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-treated-with-rituximab
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Kleber Jordão de Souza, Rodrigo Sala Ferro, Luiz Euribel Prestes-Carneiro, Paula Andreia Martins Carrilho, Dewton de Moraes Vasconcelos
BACKGROUND: The use of rituximab (RTX) is increasing, even in developing countries. It has become the first-line therapy or adjuvant to chemotherapy (CHOP; cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunorubicin, oncovin and prednisone) for various diseases, including B cell lymphoma and autoimmune diseases. AIM: We describe the infectious diseases and immunological markers associated with RTX treatment of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). METHODS: Serum immunoglobulins were determined before and after intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) administration...
November 2, 2017: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092853/prophylactic-effect-of-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-for-pneumocystis-pneumonia-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-exposed-to-prolonged-high-dose-glucocorticoids
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Jun Won Park, Jeffrey R Curtis, Jinyoung Moon, Yeong Wook Song, Suhnggwon Kim, Eun Bong Lee
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy and safety of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) as primary prophylaxis for pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in patients with rheumatic diseases receiving high-dose steroids. METHODS: The study included 1522 treatment episodes with prolonged (≥4 weeks) high-dose (≥30 mg/day prednisone) steroids in 1092 patients over a 12-year period. Of these, 262 treatment episodes involved TMP-SMX (prophylaxis group) while other episodes involved no prophylaxis (control group)...
November 1, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054940/rare-presentation-of-an-old-bug
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Hasan Ahmad Hasan Albitar, Alice Gallo de Moraes, Kaiser G Lim
We highlight a rare presentation of Legionella infection in a 77-year-old woman with a clinical diagnosis of giant cell arteritis 2 months prior to presentation. She was started on 60 mg prednisone that was tapered to 10 mg after 4 weeks following her diagnosis. She presented with a 1-month progressive dyspnoea in the absence of any other symptoms. Her exposure history was significant only for a recent trip to Florida where she stayed at a hotel. Initial laboratory workup was significant for hyponatraemia (127 mmol/L)...
October 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978572/primary-dural-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-mimicking-parafalcine-meningioma
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Surya Nandan Prasad, Hira Lal, Sushila Jaiswal, Kuntal Kanti Das
A 58-year-old immunocompetent woman presented with complaints of recent onset recurrent generalised tonic-clonic seizures and left hemiparesis. On MRI a dural-based heterogeneously enhancing mass was seen along the falx cerebri mimicking parafalcine meningioma, causing brain parenchymal compression and vasogenic oedema in the right frontal and parietal lobes. The tumour was completely excised and on subsequent investigation it was diagnosed as diffuse large B cell type primary dural lymphoma. Chemotherapy with CHOP (cyclophosphamide, hydroxyl doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone) regimen was started; however, the patient later died from episodes of acute pulmonary thromboembolism, aspiration pneumonia and septic shock...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945804/cryptogenic-organizing-pneumonia-results-of-treatment-with-clarithromycin-versus-corticosteroids-observational-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Elżbieta Radzikowska, Elżbieta Wiatr, Renata Langfort, Iwona Bestry, Agnieszka Skoczylas, Ewa Szczepulska-Wójcik, Dariusz Gawryluk, Piotr Rudziński, Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
BACKGROUND: Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) is a clinicopathological syndrome of unknown origin. Corticosteroids are the standard treatment, but clarithromycin (CAM) is also effective. The aim of this observational retrospective study was to compare the results of CAM versus prednisone (PRE) treatment in patients with biopsy-proven OP without respiratory insufficiency. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a 15-year period, 40 patients were treated with CAM (500 mg twice daily orally for 3 months) and 22 with PRE (mean initial dose of 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932614/acute-low-dose-hydralazine-induced-lupus-pneumonitis
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Sarah K Holman, Donique Parris, Sarah Meyers, Jason Ramirez
A 35-year-old female was started on hydralazine 10 mg orally three times a day for treatment of postpartum hypertension. Three months later, after multiple unsuccessful courses of prednisone and antibiotics for presumed pneumonia and asthma exacerbations, her respiratory symptoms progressed in severity and she developed resting hypoxia. Previous diagnostic work-up included spirometry with a restrictive pattern, chest CT showing bilateral basilar consolidation, negative BAL, and nonspecific findings on lung biopsy of mild inflammatory cells...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889900/a-62-year-old-woman-with-wheezing-respiratory-failure-and-an-abnormal-ct%C3%A2-scan
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Peter Hountras, Hector Cajigas
A previously healthy 62-year-old woman was transferred to the ICU from the medical ward with acute bronchospastic respiratory failure requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. Four weeks before, the patient was vacationing in Arizona and acquired a mildly productive cough as well as mild dyspnea. She presented to an urgent care facility and was diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia. She received a 5-day course of azithromycin, with partial improvement of her symptoms. The patient returned home 1 week prior to admission, reporting worsening dyspnea, chest pressure, cough, and fever...
September 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745253/-gastrointestinal-symptoms-with-meningococcal-infection-emergence-of-neisseria-meningitidis-serogroup-w
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H F Wunderink, I N Vlasveld, M J Knol, A van der Ende, E H R van Essen, E J Kuijper
BACKGROUND: Meningococcal disease usually presents as meningitis and/or septicaemia, but can also present as pneumonia or arthritis. Since 2000, a worldwide increase in meningococcal disease is reported which is caused by a new virulent clone of serogroup W (MenW:cc11). This subtype is more likely to give an atypical clinical presentation and results in high mortality rates. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 68-year-old woman with polymyalgia rheumatica, managed with prednisone, developed an acute gastrointestinal syndrome of nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and chills...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670075/malignant-thymoma-with-metastasis-associated-with-paraneoplastic-myasthenia-gravis
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Hourossadat Hashemi Jazi, David M Harmon, Tuan Tran, Claude Denham
We describe a patient who initially presented with a mixed thymic tumor and developed myasthenia gravis 8 years following thymectomy with recurrence of metastatic disease. Metastasis to the pleura, mediastinum, and cervical spine was identified with a positron emission tomography scan when this patient presented with recurring pneumonias and atrial fibrillation. The presentation and diagnosis were clouded by multiple courses of prednisone and chemotherapy for respiratory complications and metastatic disease, respectively...
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533998/ipilimumab-as-a-cause-of-severe-pan-colitis-and-colonic-perforation
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Raj Shah, Danielle Witt, Talal Asif, Fahad F Mir
Ipilimumab is a human monoclonal antibody that functions as a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) inhibitor that is used to treat malignant melanoma. Due to ipilimumab's removal of immune regulation, specifically through the inactivation of CTLA-4, it is commonly associated with inflammatory and autoimmune events. Gastrointestinal (GI) related immune-related adverse events such as diarrhea occur in 29% of patients with 7.6% of patients specifically suffering from colitis. We describe a case of colonic perforation with ipilimumab use...
April 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451433/lenalidomide-induced-eosinophilic-pneumonia
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Andrew Toma, Aaron P Rapoport, Allen Burke, Ashutosh Sachdeva
Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell dyscrasia accounting for 10% of haematologic malignancies. Lenalidomide is an immunomodulatory drug analogous to thalidomide that is approved for use in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome, and in combination with dexamethasone for refractory or relapsed multiple myeloma. Lenalidomide is preferred to thalidomide because of reduced toxicity, and pulmonary side effects are considered rare. We present, to our knowledge, an unusual and first reported case of a patient with relapsed multiple myeloma who received lenalidomide after autologous stem cell transplant, then developed eosinophilic pneumonia presenting as dyspnoea, peripheral eosinophilia, and bilateral pulmonary opacities...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449321/a-review-of-associated-controversies-surrounding-glucocorticoid-use-in-veterinary-emergency-and-critical-care
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REVIEW
Maya A Aharon, Jennifer E Prittie, Kate Buriko
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature in human and veterinary medicine regarding the indications for, efficacy of, and controversies surrounding glucocorticoid (GC) administration in the emergency and critical care (ECC) setting, and to provide an overview of the most commonly used synthetic GC formulations. MEDICATIONS: Synthetic GCs vary in GC and mineralocorticoid potency, hypothalamic pituitary axis suppression, duration of action, route of administration, and clinical indication for use...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443580/amyopathic-dermatomyositis-associated-with-histopathological-findings-of-organizing-pneumonia-and-pulmonary-vasculitis
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Jeong Uk Lim, Hye Seon Kang, Yong Hyun Kim, Tae Jung Kim
BACKGROUND: Clinically, amyopathic dermatomyositis is a clinically distinct subgroup of dermatomyositis characterised by unique dermatological manifestations without muscle involvement. Clinically, amyopathic dermatomyositis is frequently associated with interstitial lung disease, which usually has a rapidly progressive, fatal clinical course. Although clinically, amyopathic dermatomyositis-related interstitial lung disease is well described, data on the histopathology of clinically, amyopathic dermatomyositis-interstitial lung disease are limited...
August 4, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439062/a-rare-case-of-necrotizing-myopathy-and-fibrinous-and-organizing-pneumonia-with-anti-ej-antisynthetase-syndrome-and-ssa-antibodies
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Muhammad Kashif, Divya Arya, Masooma Niazi, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are autoimmune disorders that can involve the skin, joints, muscles, and lungs. The most common of these disorders are dermatomyositis, polymyositis, overlap syndrome, and inclusion body myositis. Necrotizing autoimmune myopathy is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy that is rarely associated with Sjögren's syndrome. The most common lung findings associated with anti-EJ antisynthetase syndrome are nonspecific interstitial pneumonia and usual interstitial pneumonia; this condition is rarely associated with fibrinous and organizing pneumonia...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414687/disseminated-cryptococcal-disease-with-diffuse-pulmonary-infiltrates-in-a-non-hiv-host
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M Hughes, K Trivedi, M Rudrappa
INTRODUCTION: We present a case of disseminated Cryptococcus in a non-HIV host, where the primary manifestation was pulmonary with diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. This patient was on high dose corticosteroids for autoimmune hemolytic anemia. CASE: A 79 year old Caucasian man with a history of autoimmune hemolytic anemia on 100 mg of prednisone daily, coronary artery disease s/p bypass surgery, ischemic cardiomyopathy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease, and history of bilateral pulmonary emboli presented to Hematology/Oncology clinic with symptoms of productive cough, worsening shortness of breath, hemoptysis...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371243/infection-rates-in-tacrolimus-versus-cyclosporine-treated-pediatric-kidney-transplant-recipients-on-a-rapid-discontinuation-of-prednisone-protocol-1-year-analysis
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Sarah J Kizilbash, Michelle N Rheault, Ananta Bangdiwala, Arthur Matas, Srinath Chinnakotla, Blanche M Chavers
AR is lower in pKTx recipients on Tac vs CsA. Data comparing infection outcomes for children treated with these agents are limited. We retrospectively studied infection outcomes in 96 pKTx recipients on a RDP. PS, DCGS, AR, and infection-free survival were assessed using Kaplan-Meier/log-rank tests and proportional hazards models. There were no differences in 1-year PS, DCGS, or AR between Tac and CsA recipients. After adjusting for AR, the hazard of CMV viremia was 4.0 times higher (95%CI: 1.04, 15.5; P = ...
June 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288233/-dress-syndrome-in-paediatrics-clinical-case
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Marcos Silva-Feistner, Elena Ortiz, María Jesús Rojas-Lechuga, Daniel Muñoz
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a rare, potentially life-threatening, drug-induced hypersensitivity reaction that includes skin eruption, haematological abnormalities, lymphadenopathy, and internal organ involvement. OBJECTIVE: Presenting a rare condition in children, to facilitate a rapid diagnostic suspicion and recognition by doctors. CASE REPORT: An 9 months old infant admitted due to a severe viral pneumonia, managed with non-invasive ventilation and ceftriaxone...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
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