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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523588/advances-in-the-development-of-janus-kinase-inhibitors-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-future-prospects
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Mathurin Flamant, Josselin Rigaill, Stephane Paul, Xavier Roblin
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is caused by a dysregulation of the immune system, inducing the production of proinflammatory cytokines and adhesion molecules. A better understanding of the mucosal immune response in IBD has led to the development of new drugs directed at inflammatory cytokines and leukocyte-trafficking molecules. Beyond tumor necrosis factor antagonists and anti-integrin molecules, which act by blocking the interaction between gut-specific lymphocytes and their receptor on vascular endothelium, the Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK/STAT) signaling pathway represents a new target in IBD...
May 18, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522958/coexistence-of-ulcerative-colitis-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-takayasu-s-arteritis-and-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
#2
Hyun Woo Park, Hyun Seok Lee, Sejin Hwang, Han Sol Lee, Han-Ik Bae, Ghilsuk Yoon
A 31-year-old woman with a 15-year history of Takayasu's arteritis (TA) and a 13-year history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis presented with hematochezia. She received a diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome at 1 month before her visit to Kyungpook National University Medical Center. Her colonoscopic findings were compatible with a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (UC). She was treated with oral mesalazine, and her hematochezia symptoms subsequently disappeared. The coexistence of UC and TA has been reported; however, reports on the coexistence of UC and Sjögren's syndrome, or of UC and Hashimoto's thyroiditis are rare...
April 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516250/-choosing-wisely-recommendations-in-angiology
#3
O J Müller, R Sternitzky
BACKGROUND: The Choosing wisely initiative addresses measures of high medical impact which are frequently not appropriately performed according to expert opinion. OBJECTIVE: To increase the quality of indications by providing supportive information on diagnostic and therapeutic measures in the field of angiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As part of the Choosing wisely initiative, the German Society of Angiology has constructed five positive recommendations on underused measures and five negative recommendations concerning those possibly overused...
May 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507447/managing-refractory-cryoglobulinemic-vasculitis-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Predrag Ostojic, Ivan R Jeremic
Cryoglobulinemia is thought to be a rare condition. It may be an isolated disorder or secondary to a particular disease. According to immunoglobulin composition, cryoglobulinemia is classified into three types. In mixed cryoglobulinemia (types II and III), vascular deposition of cryoglobulin-containing immune complexes and complement may induce a clinical syndrome, characterized by systemic vasculitis and inflammation - cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CryoVas). Most common clinical manifestations in CryoVas are skin lesions (orthostatic purpura and ulcers), weakness, peripheral neuropathy, Raynaud's phenomenon, sicca syndrome, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and arthralgia and seldom arthritis...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507428/propranolol-therapy-for-infantile-hemangioma-our-experience
#5
Ling Zhang, Hai-Wei Wu, Weien Yuan, Jia-Wei Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Hemangiomas are the most common benign vascular tumors of infancy. Although most infantile hemangiomas (IHs) have the ability to involute spontaneously after initial proliferation and resolve without consequence, intervention is required in a subset of IHs, which develop complications resulting in ulceration, bleeding, or aesthetic deformity. The primary treatment for this subset of IHs is pharmacological intervention, and propranolol has become the new first-line treatment for complicated hemangiomas...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507181/fli1-deficiency-induces-cxcl6-expression-in-dermal-fibroblasts-and-endothelial-cells-contributing-to-the-development-of-fibrosis-and-vasculopathy-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Takashi Taniguchi, Yoshihide Asano, Kouki Nakamura, Takashi Yamashita, Ryosuke Saigusa, Yohei Ichimura, Takehiro Takahashi, Tetsuo Toyama, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Shinichi Sato
OBJECTIVE: CXCL6, a chemokine with proangiogenic property, is reported to be involved in vasculopathy associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). We investigated the contribution of CXCL6 to SSc development by focusing on the association of friend leukemia virus integration 1 (Fli1) deficiency, a potential predisposing factor of SSc, with CXCL6 expression and clinical correlation of serum CXCL6 levels. METHODS: mRNA levels of target genes and the binding of Fli1 to the CXCL6 promoter were evaluated by quantitative reverse transcription-PCR and chromatin immunoprecipitation, respectively...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503284/arteriovenous-malformations-of-the-colon-a-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Ghodratollah Maddah, Abbas Abdollahi, Omid Rouhbakhshfar, Shirin Taraz Jamshidi, Masoumeh Hassanpour
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous malformations are one of the most common vascular disorders of the colon. Vascular disorders present as painless, high-volume rectal bleeding. CASE PRESENTATION: This study elucidates two rare cases of vascular disorders that are diagnosed as angiodysplasia of the left colon and cavernous hemangioma of the colon and rectum. The chief complaint in two patients was rectorrhagia. The patients who were diagnosed of ulcerative colitis were treated with sulfadiazine and prednisone...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496508/venoplasty-and-venous-stenting-in-patients-with-chronic-venous-insufficiency-in-the-lower-extremities
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Majid Moeini, Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi, Morteza Shahbandari, Azadeh Sayarifard, Morteza Taghavi, Javad Salimi, Pezhman Farshidmehr, Mohammad Hasani, Mohammad Reza Tobaei
Background: Venoplasty and stenting is a minimally invasive therapy that can be used for patients with deep venous insufficiency in the lower extremities. This study aimed at investigating the effect of venoplasty and venous stenting in patients with chronic venous insufficiency in the lower limbs. Methods: This prospective case-series study recruited patients with chronic deep venous insufficiency in the lower limbs candidated for venoplasty in the Vascular Clinic of Sina Hospital in Tehran, Iran. Venoplasty and stenting was done if the deep venous system in the lower extremities had stenosis or obstruction on venography...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494521/topical-1-propranolol-cream-promotes-cutaneous-wound-healing-in-spontaneously-diabetic-mice
#9
Zhifang Zheng, Yishu Liu, Yu Yang, Jianbing Tang, Biao Cheng
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a constant threat to diabetic patients and can lead to amputations and even death. Intralesional administration of propranolol in diabetic wounds has not been reported previously. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of propranolol cream in diabetic wounds. Fifty-six spontaneously diabetic mice were divided into the propranolol group and the control group. After preparing full-thickness wounds on the back of the mice, 1% propranolol cream was topically applied to wounds in the experimental group and 0% propranolol cream in controls...
May 11, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489260/histologic-changes-associated-with-talaporfin-sodium-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-in-rat-skin
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Wesley J Moy, Jonathan Yao, Sébastien M de Feraudy, Sean M White, Jocelynda Salvador, Kristen M Kelly, Bernard Choi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Alternative treatments are needed to achieve consistent and more complete port wine stain (PWS) removal, especially in darker skin types; photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising alternative treatment. To this end, we previously reported on Talaporfin Sodium (TS)-mediated PDT. It is essential to understand treatment tissue effects to design a protocol that will achieve selective vascular injury without ulceration and scarring. The objective of this work is to assess skin changes associated with TS-mediated PDT with clinically relevant treatment parameters...
May 10, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489214/efficacy-of-bacterial-cellulose-membrane-for-the-treatment-of-lower-limbs-chronic-varicose-ulcers-a-randomized-and-controlled-trial
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Luciana Marins Cavalcanti, Flávia Cristina Morone Pinto, Glícia Maria DE Oliveira, Salvador Vilar Correia Lima, José Lamartine DE Andrade Aguiar, Esdras Marques Lins
Objective: to evaluate the efficacy of Bacterial Cellulose (BC) membrane dressings in the treatment of lower limb venous ulcers. Methods: we carried out a prospective, randomized, controlled study of 25 patients with chronic venous ulcer disease in the lower limbs from the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service of the Federal University of Pernambuco Hospital and from the Salgado Polyclinic of the County Health Department, Caruaru, Pernambuco. We randomly assigned patients to two groups: control group, receiving dressings with triglyceride oil (11 patients) and experimental group, treated with BC membrane (14 patients)...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488332/dermoscopic-features-of-digital-mucous-cysts-a-study-of-23-cases
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Je Byeong Chae, Jungyoon Ohn, Je-Ho Mun
Digital mucous cysts (DMC) are common benign myxoid cysts typically located on the fingers and toes. Recently, dermoscopic patterns of DMC were reported. However, only a small number of cases were described in the published work; therefore, information on this topic is scarce in the published work. We investigated dermoscopic patterns of histopathologically diagnosed DMC. In total, 23 cases were enrolled in this study. Polarized dermoscopy revealed vascular patterns in 13 cases (56.5%), with arborizing vascular patterns, dotted vessels, linear vessels and polymorphous vessels in eight (34...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484196/a-case-of-an-intractable-duodenal-ulcer-associated-with-a-pancreatic-arteriovenous-malformation
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Shotaro Inoue, Tetsuya Ueo, Hirotoshi Yonemasu, Tetsuya Ishida, Masahide Fukuda, Kazumi Togo, Yuka Yanai, Hideyasu Nagamatsu, Ryoichi Narita, Kazunari Murakami
A 62-year-old man with epigastralgia was referred to our hospital for the evaluation of an intractable duodenal ulcer, which did not improve following proton pump inhibitor treatment. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed that the base of the ulcer was gray-white in color with conspicuous fibrosis tissue, unlike the appearance of common ulcers. A contrast-enhanced abdominal CT scan and angiography revealed tortuous and dilated vascular structures in the pancreatic head. This was diagnosed as a pancreatic arteriovenous malformation...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482347/dermoscopy-of-subungual-exostosis-a-retrospective-study-of-10-patients
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Vincenzo Piccolo, Giuseppe Argenziano, Aurora M Alessandrini, Teresa Russo, Michela Starace, Bianca Maria Piraccini
INTRODUCTION: Subungual exostosis (SE), the most common nail tumor of young adults, is a benign bony proliferation of the distal phalanx occurring beneath the nail. Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis frequently occurs and no dermoscopy features of this tumor were previously outlined. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To describe the dermoscopic appearance of SE, 10 patients with radiologically and histologically confirmed SE were retrospectively retrieved from our tertiary referral centers...
May 9, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479713/assessment-of-reactive-gingival-lesions-of-oral-cavity-a-histopathological-study
#15
Santosh Hunasgi, Anila Koneru, M Vanishree, Vardendra Manvikar
BACKGROUND: In the literature, many studies were attempted to analyze the distribution of oral reactive lesions in terms of age, gender and location. However, very few studies have focused on the detailed histopathological features of these reactive lesions of oral cavity. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to document the occurrence, distribution and various histopathological features of reactive gingival lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective archival review of reactive gingival lesions of oral cavity such as irritational fibroma (IF), inflammatory gingival hyperplasia (IGF), pyogenic granuloma (PG), peripheral giant cell granuloma (PGCG) and peripheral ossifying fibroma involving gingival tissues...
January 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479156/multi-center-feasibility-study-of-microwave-radiometry-thermometry-for-non-invasive-differential-diagnosis-of-arterial-disease-in-diabetic-patients-with-suspected-critical-limb-ischemia
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Stavros Spiliopoulos, Vasiliki Theodosiadou, Nikolaos Barampoutis, Konstantinos Katsanos, Periklis Davlouros, Lazaros Reppas, Panagiotis Kitrou, Konstantinos Palialexis, Chrysostomos Konstantos, Elias Siores, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Dimitris Karnabatidis, Elias Brountzos
AIMS: Diagnosis of vascular involvement in diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) remains challenging. We conducted a proof of concept study to investigate the feasibility of microwave radiometry (MWR) thermometry for non-invasive differential diagnosis of critical limb ischemia (CLI) in subjects with DFU. METHODS: This prospective, multi-center, study included 80 participants, divided into four groups (group N: normal control subjects; group DN: participants with diabetes and verified neuropathic ulcers without vascular involvement; group DC: participants with diabetes and CLI and group NDC: participants with CLI without diabetes)...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475445/outcomes-after-foot-surgery-in-people-with-a-diabetic-foot-ulcer-and-a-12-month-follow-up
#17
E Lenselink, S Holloway, D Eefting
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to retrospectively measure the outcomes of foot-sparing surgery at one year follow-up for patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). We assessed wound healing and the need for further surgery in relation to the variables that influence healing. METHOD: Data were retrospectively collected by reviewing the electronic files of patients attending the Wound Expert Clinic (WEC). Outcomes of surgical debridement, toe, ray and transmetatarsal amputations were assessed...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465788/type-2-diabetes-and-quality-of-life
#18
REVIEW
Aikaterini Trikkalinou, Athanasia K Papazafiropoulou, Andreas Melidonis
It is true that a primary goal of diabetes early diagnosis and treatment is quality of life (QoL). The term QoL is still confusing but it is agreed that it composes of four components: The physical component, mental, cogitative component, psychological and social component. Many articles have been written addressing those four components. During the last five years 15500 articles and reviews have been written addressing diabetes and coronary arterial disease, 16100 addressing diabetes and renal function, 28900 addressing diabetes and retinopathy, 16800 addressing diabetic foot ulcers and other 26300 addressing diabetic neuropathy...
April 15, 2017: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465288/thirty-day-readmissions-after-endovascular-or-surgical-therapy-for-critical-limb-ischemia-analysis-of-the-2013-2014-nationwide-readmissions-databases
#19
Dhaval Kolte, Kevin F Kennedy, Mehdi H Shishehbor, J Dawn Abbott, Sahil Khera, Peter A Soukas, Shafiq T Mamdani, Omar N Hyder, Douglas E Drachman, Herbert D Aronow
Background -Thirty-day readmission rates have gained increasing importance as a key quality metric. A significant number of patients are hospitalized for the management of critical limb ischemia (CLI), but limited data are available on the incidence, predictors, and causes of 30-day readmission after hospitalization for CLI. Methods -Hospitalizations for a primary diagnosis of CLI during which patients underwent endovascular or surgical therapy (revascularization and/or amputation) and were discharged alive were identified in the 2013-2014 Nationwide Readmissions Databases...
May 2, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458961/improving-pressure-ulcer-reconstruction-our-protocol-and-the-cop-cone-of-pressure-flap
#20
Francesco Gargano, Lee Edstrom, Karen Szymanski, Scott Schmidt, Jack Bevivino, Richard Zienowicz, Jennifer Stark, Helena O Taylor, Silvio Podda, Paul Liu
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of pressure ulcers is challenging for high recurrence rates. Deepithelialized flaps have been used previously with the aim to eliminate shearing forces and the cone of pressure (COP) effect. The goal of this study is to adopt a standardized protocol and evaluate if 2 different flap techniques affect outcomes. METHODS: The novel COP flap is illustrated. Twenty patients were prospectively treated with flap coverage over a 36-month period...
March 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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