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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935945/synovial-tissue-research-a-state-of-the-art-review
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Carl Orr, Elsa Vieira-Sousa, David L Boyle, Maya H Buch, Christopher D Buckley, Juan D Cañete, Anca I Catrina, Ernest H S Choy, Paul Emery, Ursula Fearon, Andrew Filer, Danielle Gerlag, Frances Humby, John D Isaacs, Søren A Just, Bernard R Lauwerys, Benoit Le Goff, Antonio Manzo, Trudy McGarry, Iain B McInnes, Aurélie Najm, Constantino Pitzalis, Arthur Pratt, Malcolm Smith, Paul P Tak, Rogier Thurlings, João E Fonseca, Douglas J Veale
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/nrrheum.2017.115.
September 22, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926190/an-8-year-follow-up-of-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment-with-a-treat-and-extend-modality-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Karina Berg, Anca B Roald, Jesintha Navaratnam, Ragnheiður Bragadóttir
PURPOSE: To investigate long-term visual results of treatment with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) following a treat-and-extend regimen. METHODS: Retrospective review of 155 patients who initiated treatment with bevacizumab for nAMD in one eye. At the final 8-year visit, 40 patients (26%) remained for follow-up. Mean change in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was calculated compared to baseline values...
September 19, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925010/temporal-trends-in-quality-of-primary-care-for-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study-after-implementation-of-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Carlos K H Wong, Colman S C Fung, Esther Y T Yu, Eric Y F Wan, Anca K C Chan, Cindy L K Lam
BACKGROUND: This study examined whether temporal trends exist in treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and quality of diabetes care after implementation of quality improvement initiative in primary care setting. METHODS: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study of 202,284 patients with T2D who were routinely managed in primary care clinics. We examined the change over time and the variability between clinics in quality-of-care from Hospital Authority administrative data over a five-year period (2009-2013), and used multilevel logistic regression to adjust for patient and clinic characteristics...
September 19, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922440/real-life-use-of-3-direct-acting-antiviral-regimen-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-with-genotype-1b-hcv-compensated-cirrhosis
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Liana Gheorghe, Speranta Iacob, Manuela Curescu, Ciprian Brisc, Cristina Cijevschi, Florin Caruntu, Carol Stanciu, Iulia Simionov, Ioan Sporea, Cristian Gheorghe, Razvan Iacob, Victoria Arama, Roxana Sirli, Anca Trifan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/ritonavir/Dasabuvir (OBV/PTV/r+DSV) is one of the elective direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) recommended by international guidelines and the only one covered by the National Insurance System in Romania until November 2016. Our aim was to present the first prospective Romanian cohort evaluating the effectiveness and safety in clinical practice of this 3DAA combination in patients with HCV genotype-1b Child A liver cirrhosis. METHODS: 681 patients received OBV/PTV/r+DSV+RBV for 12 weeks and were assessed clinically and biologically at baseline, week 4, 8, 12 (end of treatment, EOT), and 12 weeks after therapy (sustained viral response, SVR)...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917713/the-bvas-is-an-independent-predictor-of-cardiovascular-events-and-cardiovascular-disease-related-mortality-in-patients-with-anca-associated-vasculitis-a-study-of-504-cases-in-a-single-chinese-center
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Yi-Hua Bai, Zhi-Ying Li, Dong-Yuan Chang, Min Chen, Cees G M Kallenberg, Ming-Hui Zhao
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the major causes of death in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) during long-term follow-up. This study investigated risk factors for cardiovascular events (CVE) and CVD-related mortality in Chinese AAV patients. METHODS: Five hundred and four AAV patients in our center were retrospectively included. The predictive value of variables associated with CVE and CVD-related mortality were analyzed...
August 31, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914375/central-nervous-system-involvement-in-patients-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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George E Fragoulis, Sophia Lionaki, Aliki Venetsanopoulou, Panayiotis G Vlachoyiannopoulos, Haralampos M Moutsopoulos, Athanasios G Tzioufas
The aims of this study were to estimate the frequency of central nervous system (CNS) involvement in Greek patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and describe the related clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of these patients. Medical charts of all ANCA-associated vasculitis patients were retrospectively reviewed, and GPA patients with CNS involvement were identified. Demographics, serological, and clinical features throughout the disease course were recorded. Comparisons of disease characteristics and long-term outcomes were performed between GPA patients with and without CNS involvement...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891252/the-incidence-and-prevalence-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-new-york-county-manhattan-new-york-the-manhattan-lupus-surveillance-program
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Peter M Izmirly, Isabella Wan, Sara Sahl, Jill P Buyon, H Michael Belmont, Jane E Salmon, Anca Askanase, Joan M Bathon, Laura Geraldino-Pardilla, Yousaf Ali, Ellen M Ginzler, Chaim Putterman, Caroline Gordon, Charles G Helmick, Hilary Parton
OBJECTIVE: The Manhattan Lupus Surveillance Program (MLSP) is a population-based registry designed to determine the prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in 2007 and the incidence from 2007 to 2009 among residents of New York County (Manhattan), New York, and to characterize cases by race/ethnicity, including Asians and Hispanics, for whom data are lacking. METHODS: We identified possible SLE cases from hospital records, rheumatologist records, and administrative databases...
September 10, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890315/subthalamic-neural-entropy-is-a-feature-of-freezing-of-gait-in-freely-moving-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Judy Syrkin-Nikolau, Mandy Miller Koop, Thomas Prieto, Chioma Anidi, Muhammad Furqan Afzal, Anca Velisar, Zack Blumenfeld, Talora Martin, Megan Trager, Helen Bronte-Stewart
The goal of this study was to investigate subthalamic (STN) neural features of Freezers and Non-Freezers with Parkinson's disease (PD), while freely walking without freezing of gait (FOG) and during periods of FOG, which were better elicited during a novel turning and barrier gait task than during forward walking. METHODS: Synchronous STN local field potentials (LFPs), shank angular velocities, and ground reaction forces were measured in fourteen PD subjects (eight Freezers) off medication, OFF deep brain stimulation (DBS), using an investigative, implanted, sensing neurostimulator (Activa® PC+S, Medtronic, Inc...
September 7, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882152/impact-of-the-supporting-physical-activity-in-the-childcare-environment-space-intervention-on-preschoolers-physical-activity-levels-and-sedentary-time-a-single-blind-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Patricia Tucker, Leigh M Vanderloo, Andrew M Johnson, Shauna M Burke, Jennifer D Irwin, Anca Gaston, Molly Driediger, Brian W Timmons
BACKGROUND: Physical activity levels among preschoolers in childcare are low and sedentary time high. The Supporting Physical Activity in the Childcare Environment (SPACE) intervention had three components: 1. portable play equipment; 2. staff training; and, 3. modified outdoor playtime (i.e., shorter, more frequent periods). This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of the SPACE intervention on preschoolers' physical activity levels and sedentary time during childcare hours (compared to standard care)...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881446/the-epidemiology-of-anca-associated-vasculitis-in-olmsted-county-minnesota-usa-a-20-year-population-based-study
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Alvise Berti, Divi Cornec, Cynthia S Crowson, Ulrich Specks, Eric L Matteson
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence, prevalence and mortality of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) and its subsets, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and eosinophilic GPA (EGPA), in a U.S. based adult population. METHODS: All medical records of patients with a diagnosis or suspicion of AAV in Olmsted County, Minnesota from January 1, 1996 to December 31, 2015 were reviewed. Incidence rates were age- and sex-adjusted to the 2010 US white population...
September 7, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878204/analysis-of-antineutrophil-cytoplasm-antibody-from-118-730-patients-in-tertiary-hospitals-in-jiangxi-province-china
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Liming Tan, Anjun Jiao, Juanjuan Chen, Xiaojing Feng, Liuyue Xu, Siqi He, Fuyan Tan, Yongqing Jiang, Heng Luo, Hua Li, Yang Wu, Yongjian Tian, Tingting Zeng, Jianlin Yu, Liping Cao, Jianfeng Zheng, Hui Xu, Ming Wei, Wen Gan, Weihua Peng, Yanming Liu, Jing Hou, Jiangxia Xu, LiHua Shuai, Wenzhi Huang, Junyun Huang, Yan Lin, Jianrong Liu
BACKGROUND The discovery of antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA) makes the early diagnosis of primary vasculitis possible, and also has important guiding significance for the diagnosis and treatment of secondary vasculitis. This study aimed to investigate the clinical significance of ANCA. MATERIAL AND METHODS ANCA was detected by indirect immunofluorescence assay (IIF), and anti-myeloperoxidase (MPO) antibody, and anti-proteinase 3 (PR3) antibody were detected by ELISA. The results were analyzed retrospectively...
September 7, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877025/connecting-the-dots
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Raphael P Rush, Alexandra P Saltman, Anca A Prica, Ari Breiner, Allan S Detsky
Foreword. In this Journal feature, information about a real patient is presented in stages (boldface type) to an expert clinician, who responds to the information, sharing his or her reasoning with the reader (regular type). The authors’ commentary follows. Stage. A 46-year-old woman presented to..
September 7, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871005/evaluation-of-podoplanin-expression-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-rnascope-and-immunohistochemistry-a-preliminary-report
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Andreea Cioca, Anca Maria Cimpean, Raluca Amalia Ceausu, Valeria Tarlui, Alina Toma, Irina Marin, Marius Raica
BACKGROUND: Podoplanin (PDPN), a mucin-type transmembrane glycoprotein, is expressed in a variety of human cancer types, and contributes to tumor progression. Our goal was to evaluate PDPN expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using both immunohistochemistry (IHC) and RNAscope in situ hybridization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with HCC who underwent partial hepatectomy with curative intent were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: IHC gave positive results in 11 cases, while RNAscope assay for PDPN detected amplification in 16 cases...
September 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870915/critical-overview-of-her2-assessement-in-bladder-cancer-what-is-missing-for-a-better-therapeutic-approach
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Anca Maria Cimpean, Valeria Tarlui, Alin Adrian Cumpănaş, Sorin Bolintineanu, Andrei Cumpănaş, Marius Raica
BACKGROUND/AIM: To assess the concordance between IHC and FISH and its influence on tumor type, grade and lympho-vascular invasion (LVI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: HER2 immunohistochemistry (IHC) to 45 cases of bladder carcinoma, followed by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) were applied. RESULTS: 31.12% cases were IHC positive. Less than 35% of HER2-negative cases presented LVI and this percent increased to 54.54% for +1 HER2 cases. LVI increases up to 57...
September 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870527/identification-and-phenotyping-of-circulating-autoreactive-proteinase-3-specific-b-cells-in-patients-with-pr3-anca-associated-vasculitis-and-healthy-controls
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Divi Cornec, Alvise Berti, Amber Hummel, Tobias Peikert, Jacques-Olivier Pers, Ulrich Specks
OBJECTIVES: To develop a method to detect and phenotype circulating proteinase 3 (PR3)-specific B-cells in patients with PR3-ANCA associated vasculitis (AAV). METHODS: Recombinant human PR3 (rPR3) was tagged with FITC or biotin, and its binding characteristics were studied by flow cytometry using three hybridoma cell lines secreting antibodies (Ab) against human PR3, mouse PR3 (no cross-reactivity with human PR3), and human neutrophil elastase. We measured the proportion of PR3-specific B-cells and studied their surface phenotype in patients with PR3-AAV and healthy controls (HC)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866833/voriconazole-induced-periostitis-deformans-serial-imaging-in-a-patient-with-anca-vasculitis
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S Cormican, N Adams, P O'Connell, A McErlean, D de Freitas
OBJECTIVES: A 61-year-old with acute granulomatosis and polyangiitis developed Aspergillus fumigatus pneumonia after admission to the intensive care unit with a small bowel perforation. This occurred after immunosuppression (intravenous methylprednisolone, intravenous cyclophosphamide, and plasmapheresis) for his initial presentation with stage 3 acute kidney injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The mycologist recommended long-term treatment with voriconazole after initial recovery...
September 2, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864843/pupillary-autonomic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-anca-associated-vasculitis
#17
Philipp Moog, O Eren, S Kossegg, K Valda, A Straube, M Grünke, H Schulze-Koops, M Witt
OBJECTIVE: To assess autonomic function by infrared dynamic pupillometry in patients with ANCA-vasculitis (AAV) in correlation to autonomic symptoms, disease specific clinical parameters and cardiovascular reflex tests. METHODS: Patients with AAV and healthy controls underwent pupillometry at rest and after sympathetic stimulation (cold pressor test). Three parasympathetic parameters (amplitude, relative amplitude, maximum constriction velocity) and one sympathetic parameter (late dilatation velocity) were assessed...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860020/triplex-hrm-assay-for-the-simultaneous-assessment-of-il28b-rs12979860-abcb11-rs2287622-and-rnf7-rs16851720-genotypes-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
#18
Elena Luminita Enache, Anca Sin, Liviu Sorin Enache, Ligia Bancu
Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) is a leading cause of liver disease. Despite the improved efficacy of new antivirals, their high costs preclude their adoption in resource-limited settings, where CHC prevalence is highest. We developed a triplex high resolution melting assay for the simultaneous assessment of three genetic polymorphisms related to the response to treatment and development of advanced fibrosis in CHC: IL28B rs12979860, ABCB11 rs2287622, and RNF7 rs16851720. We validated the assay in clinical samples from 130 CHC patients treated with classical therapy...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852884/clinicopathological-and-long-term-prognostic-features-of-membranous-nephropathy-with-crescents-a-japanese-single-center-experience
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Masaya Saito, Atsushi Komatsuda, Ryuta Sato, Ayano Saito, Hajime Kaga, Fumito Abe, Masato Sawamura, Mizuho Nara, Masaru Togashi, Shin Okuyama, Hideki Wakui, Naoto Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Three recent studies from the United States and China reported the clinicopathological features and short-term prognosis in patients with membranous nephropathy (MN) and crescents in the absence of secondary MN, anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibodies, and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA). METHODS: We compared clinicopathological and prognostic features in 16 MN patients with crescents (crescent group) and 38 MN patients without crescents (control group), in the absence of secondary MN, anti-GBM antibodies, and ANCA...
August 29, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852483/immunoglobulin-levels-and-infection-risk-with-rituximab-induction-for-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
#20
Shivani Shah, Khushleen Jaggi, Keiko Greenberg, Duvuru Geetha
BACKGROUND: Rituximab (RTX), a B cell-depleting anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, is approved for treatment of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). Low immunoglobulin (Ig) levels have been observed surrounding RTX treatment. The association between the degree of Ig deficiency and infection risk is unclear in AAV patients. METHODS: AAV patients treated with RTX for remission induction at a single center (2005-15) with serum Ig measurements were included...
August 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
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