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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816020/real-world-efficacy-and-safety-of-ombitasvir-paritaprevir-r-dasabuvir-ribavirin-in-genotype-1b-patients-with-hcv-liver-cirrhosis
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Carmen Monica Preda, Corneliu Petru Popescu, Cristian Baicus, Theodor Voiosu, Mircea Manuc, Corina Silvia Pop, Liana Gheorghe, Ioan Sporea, Anca Trifan, Marcel Tantau, Alina Tantau, Emanoil Ceausu, Doina Proca, Ileana Constantinescu, Simona Maria Ruta, Mircea Diculescu, Alexandru Oproiu
BACKGROUND: Direct antiviral agents (DAA) showed very good results in terms of efficacy and safety in clinical trials, but real life data are still needed in order to confirm this profile. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In Romania, through a nationwide government-funded programme in 2015-2016, approx.5800 patients with virus C liver cirrhosis received fully reimbursed DAA therapy with OBV/PTV/r+DSV+RBV for 12 weeks. We analysed a national prospective cohort enrolling the first 2070 patients, all with genotype 1b...
August 17, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811951/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presenting-as-pyrexia-of-unknown-origin-leukocytosis-and-microangiopathic-haemolytic-anemia
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Sima Terebelo, Iona Chen
A 66-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department with a florid sepsis-like picture, a two-week history of fever, relative hypotension with end organ ischemia (unexplained liver enzyme and troponin elevations), and nonspecific constitutional symptoms. She was initially found to have a urinary tract infection but, despite appropriate treatment, her fever persisted and her white blood cell count continued to rise. During her hospitalization the patient manifested leukocytosis to 47,000 WBC/μL, ESR 67 mm/hr (normal range 0-42 mm/hr), CRP 17...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800641/high-rbm3-expression-is-associated-with-an-improved-survival-and-oxaliplatin-response-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Christina Siesing, Halfdan Sorbye, Anca Dragomir, Per Pfeiffer, Camilla Qvortrup, Fredrik Pontén, Karin Jirström, Bengt Glimelius, Jakob Eberhard
BACKGROUND: High expression of the RNA-binding motif protein 3 (RBM3) has been shown to correlate, with prolonged survival in several malignant diseases and with the benefit of platinum-based chemotherapy in ovarian cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate RBM3 in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) as a prognostic factor for overall survival and in relation to benefit of first-line chemotherapy. METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining was conducted and evaluated in tumours from 455 mCRC patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767188/linc01101-and-linc00277-expression-levels-as-novel-factors-in-hpv-induced-cervical-neoplasia
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Iulia Virginia Iancu, Gabriela Anton, Anca Botezatu, Irina Huica, Anca Nastase, Demetra Gabriela Socolov, Anca Daniela Stanescu, Simona Olimpia Dima, Nicolae Bacalbasa, Adriana Plesa
Recently long non-coding RNAs were identified as new factors involved in gene expression regulation. To gain insight into expression pattern of these factors related to E7 HPV18 oncogene, this study uses HeLa cell culture transfected with E7-siRNA. Gene expression profile was investigated using microarray analysis. After analysing the microarray results, we identified 15,387 RNA species differentially expressed in E7-siRNA-transfected cells compared with controls (fold change >2). The expression profiles of lncRNA species highlighted 731 lncRNAs and 203 lincRNAs...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766857/birmingham-vasculitis-activity-score-of-more-than-9-5-at-diagnosis-is-an-independent-predictor-of-refractory-disease-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Juyoung Yoo, Ho Jae Kim, Seung Min Jung, Jason Jungsik Song, Yong-Beom Park, Sang-Won Lee
AIM: We investigated whether clinical manifestations, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs), Birmingham vasculitis activity score (BVAS) for granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and five factor score (FFS) at diagnosis can predict relapse or refractory disease in 30 histology-proven GPA patients with follow-up duration ≥ 12 weeks. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 30 GPA patients. We collected clinical data, ANCAs, BVAS for GPA, FFSs at diagnosis, and we compared variables between the two groups based on relapse or refractory disease...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765251/severe-infection-in-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
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Aladdin J Mohammad, Mårten Segelmark, Rona Smith, Martin Englund, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Kerstin Westman, Peter A Merkel, David R W Jayne
OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of severe infections after the onset of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) with the rate in the background population, and to identify predictors of severe infections among patients with AAV. METHODS: The study cohort was 186 patients with AAV diagnosed from 1998 to 2010, consisting of all known cases in a defined population in southern Sweden. For each patient, 4 age- and sex-matched reference subjects were randomly chosen from the background population...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765242/pulmonary-involvement-in-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibodies-anca-associated-vasculitis-the-influence-of-anca-subtype
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Aladdin J Mohammad, Kristian H Mortensen, Judith Babar, Rona Smith, Rachel B Jones, Daiki Nakagomi, Pasupathy Sivasothy, David R W Jayne
OBJECTIVE: To describe pulmonary involvement at time of diagnosis in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), as defined by computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Patients with thoracic CT performed on or after the onset of AAV (n = 140; 75 women; granulomatosis with polyangiitis, n = 79; microscopic polyangiitis MPA, n = 61) followed at a tertiary referral center vasculitis clinic were studied. Radiological patterns of pulmonary involvement were evaluated from the CT studies using a predefined protocol, and compared to proteinase 3 (PR3)-ANCA and myeloperoxidase (MPO)-ANCA specificity...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745689/-kidney-injury-molecules-kim-1-mcp-1-and-type-iv-collagen-in-the-assessment-of-activity-of-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-glomerulonephritis
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N M Bulanov, A G Serova, E I Kuznetsova, M L Bulanova, P I Novikov, L V Kozlovskaya, S V Moiseev
AIM: To assess the significance of determining the serum and urinary concentrations of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1), kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), and type IV collagen in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) to estimate the activity of renal involvement in AAV. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 78 patients (32 men and 46 women) (median age 55 (45; 61) years) with AAV were examined. The patients were divided into 3 groups according to the AAV activity estimated using the Birmingham vasculitis activity Score (BVAS): 1) 25 patients with active ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis (GN); 2) 26 patients with active AAV without renal involvement; 3) 27 patients in sustained AAV remission...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739365/designing-predictive-models-for-beta-lactam-allergy-using-the-drug-allergy-and-hypersensitivity-database
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Anca Mirela Chiriac, Youna Wang, Rik Schrijvers, Philippe Jean Bousquet, Thibault Mura, Nicolas Molinari, Pascal Demoly
BACKGROUND: Beta-lactam antibiotics represent the main cause of allergic reactions to drugs, inducing both immediate and nonimmediate allergies. The diagnosis is well established, usually based on skin tests and drug provocation tests, but cumbersome. OBJECTIVES: To design predictive models for the diagnosis of beta-lactam allergy, based on the clinical history of patients with suspicions of allergic reactions to beta-lactams. METHODS: The study included a retrospective phase, in which records of patients explored for a suspicion of beta-lactam allergy (in the Allergy Unit of the University Hospital of Montpellier between September 1996 and September 2012) were used to construct predictive models based on a logistic regression and decision tree method; a prospective phase, in which we performed an external validation of the chosen models in patients with suspicion of beta-lactam allergy recruited from 3 allergy centers (Montpellier, Nîmes, Narbonne) between March and November 2013...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732837/immune-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-clinical-presentation-and-outcome
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Silvia Quadrelli, Diana Dubinsky, Marco Solis, Demelza Yucra, Marcos Hernández, Hugo Karlen, Alejandro Brigante
BACKGROUND: Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH) is a manifestation of several immune and nonimmune diseases. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize the clinical characteristics and short-term outcomes of patients with immune-mediated DAH requiring hospital admission. METHODS: A retrospective study from December 2010 to December 2015, was conducted by analyzing the clinical records of 39 patients with DAH with a proven immunological origin...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724596/severe-destructive-nasopharyngeal-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-with-superimposed-skull-base-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-osteomyelitis
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Mitchell S von Itzstein, Jithma P Abeykoon, Daniel D Summerfield, Jennifer A Whitaker
Skull base osteomyelitis in the setting of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is rare and entails significant diagnostic challenges. We present a case of a 65-year-old Caucasian man with a history of rheumatoid arthritis, off immunosuppression for 18 months, who presented with 2 years of chronic headaches, severe fatigue, saddle nose deformity and 20-kilogram unintentional weight loss. Maxillofacial CT revealed an extensive destructive sinonasal and erosive skull base process. Laboratory evaluation showed equivocal elevation of antiproteinase 3 antibodies with negative antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody panel...
July 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712069/left-atrial-dysfunction-as-a-determinant-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Andreea Calin, Anca D Mateescu, Monica Rosca, Carmen C Beladan, Roxana Enache, Simona Botezatu, Iulian Cosei, Cosmin Calin, Marian Simion, Carmen Ginghina, Andreea C Popescu, Bogdan A Popescu
In patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), the presence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been linked to a poor prognosis. We aimed to assess the main determinants of PH in patients with severe AS and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). We prospectively enrolled 108 consecutive patients with isolated severe AS (indexed aortic valve area <0.6 cm(2)/m(2)) and LVEF >50%, in sinus rhythm. Left atrial (LA) function was assessed using longitudinal deformation parameters (by speckle tracking echocardiography)...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701760/synovial-tissue-research-a-state-of-the-art-review
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Carl Orr, Elsa 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
The synovium is the major target tissue of inflammatory arthritides such as rheumatoid arthritis. The study of synovial tissue has advanced considerably throughout the past few decades from arthroplasty and blind needle biopsy to the use of arthroscopic and ultrasonographic technologies that enable easier visualization and improve the reliability of synovial biopsies. Rapid progress has been made in using synovial tissue to study disease pathogenesis, to stratify patients, to discover biomarkers and novel targets, and to validate therapies, and this progress has been facilitated by increasingly diverse and sophisticated analytical and technological approaches...
August 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690094/-relevance-assessment-of-requests-for-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibodies-detection-retrospective-study-led-in-bordeaux-hospital-france
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P Biscay, M Ralazamahaleo, E Lazaro, C Richez, J Seneschal, C Rigothier, C Contin-Bordes, P Duffau
INTRODUCTION: During year 2013, 5943 tests for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) detection were performed in Bordeaux hospital, France. This seemed disproportionate, with regard to the low prevalence of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Our purpose was to evaluate the relevance of these requests. METHODS: Requests for detection of ANCA during 2013 were recorded, with their results. A sample of 501 requests was secondarily established. Relevance of requests was assessed independently by two reviewers...
July 6, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687075/seasonal-influenza-vaccination-coverage-and-its-determinants-among-nursing-homes-personnel-in-western-france
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Christelle Elias, Anna Fournier, Anca Vasiliu, Nicolas Beix, Rémi Demillac, Hélène Tillaut, Yvonnick Guillois, Serge Eyebe, Bastien Mollo, Pascal Crépey
BACKGROUND: Influenza-associated deaths is an important risk for the elderly in nursing homes (NHs) worldwide. Vaccination coverage among residents is high but poorly effective due to immunosenescence. Hence, vaccination of personnel is an efficient way to protect residents. Our objective was to quantify the seasonal influenza vaccination (IV) coverage among NH for elderly workers and identify its determinants in France. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in March 2016 in a randomized sample of NHs of the Ille-et-Vilaine department of Brittany, in western France...
July 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675364/curative-intent-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-844-cases-treated-in-a-general-surgery-and-liver-transplantation-center
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Răzvan Grigorie, Sorin Alexandrescu, Gabriela Smira, Mihnea Ionescu, Doina Hrehoreţ, Vladislav Braşoveanu, Simona Dima, Silviu Ciurea, Patricia Boeţi, Ionut Dudus, Nausica Picu, Radu Zamfir, Leonard David, Florin Botea, Liana Gheorghe, Dana Tomescu, Ioana Lupescu, Mirela Boroş, Mugur Grasu, Radu Dumitru, Mihai Toma, Adina Croitoru, Vlad Herlea, Cătălin Pechianu, Anca Năstase, Irinel Popescu
Background: The objective of this study is to assess the outcome of the patients treated for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a General Surgery and Liver Transplantation Center. Methods: This retrospective study includes 844 patients diagnosed with HCC and surgically treated with curative intent methods. Curative intent treatment is mainly based on surgery, consisting of liver resection (LR), liver transplantation (LT). Tumor ablation could become the choice of treatment in HCC cases not manageable for surgery (LT or LR)...
May 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666565/a-novel-strategy-with-combined-assays-for-detection-of-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-anca-in-clinically-anca-negative-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-patients
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Kaori Tateyama, Satoru Kodama, Kan Kishibe, Yasuaki Harabuchi, Masashi Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) that is localized to the upper airway presents a diagnostic challenge because of a tendency towards anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-negativity. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether positivity of ANCA detection might be elicited with combined use of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits. METHODS: Twenty-nine serum samples obtained from GPA patients were used in this study. In addition to routine biochemical investigation for ANCA, tests for detecting PR3-, MPO-ANCAs, and minor ANCAs were performed with commercially available ELISA kits...
June 27, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663599/palate-perforation-differentiates-cocaine-induced-midline-destructive-lesions-from-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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M Trimarchi, S Bondi, E Della Torre, M R Terreni, M Bussi
Cocaine abuse occasionally causes extensive destruction of the osteocartilaginous structures of the nose, sinuses and palate, which mimics the clinical picture of other diseases associated with necrotising midfacial lesions. The differentiation of cocaine-induced midline destructive lesions (CIMDL) and limited granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) may be difficult, particularly if patients do not readily admit substance abuse. We studied 10 patients with CIMDL and palate perforation referred to our Unit between 2002 and 2015...
June 30, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661185/the-value-of-serum-antibodies-in-differentiating-inflammatory-bowel-disease-predicting-disease-activity-and-disease-course-in-the-newly-diagnosed-patient
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Carolijn Smids, Carmen S Horjus Talabur Horje, Marcel J M Groenen, Elly H M van Koolwijk, Peter J Wahab, Ellen G van Lochem
BACKGROUND: Data on serum antibodies in untreated adult inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients at diagnosis are scarcely available, and results on the stability of antibody presence over time are inconsistent. Our aim was to investigate antibodies in newly diagnosed, untreated IBD patients in relation to disease phenotype and course. Furthermore, we analyzed antibody presence over time. METHODS: Baseline anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA), anti-chitobioside carbohydrate antibodies (ACCA), anti-laminaribioside carbohydrate antibodies (ALCA) and anti-mannobioside carbohydrate antibodies (AMCA) were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays and perinuclear anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies (pANCA) was measured by indirect immunofluorescence in serum of 120 untreated IBD patients at diagnosis and 19 healthy controls...
June 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646482/clinical-serological-and-histological-determinants-of-patient-and-renal-outcome-in-anca-associated-vasculitis-with-renal-involvement-an-analysis-from-a-referral-centre
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Matija Crnogorac, Ivica Horvatic, Luka Toric, Danica Galesic Ljubanovic, Miroslav Tisljar, Krešimir Galesic
PURPOSE: To evaluate significance of clinical and histopathological prognostic factors for renal and patient outcome in AAV patient cohort. METHODS: Retrospective study included consecutive patients diagnosed with pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis from January 2003 to December 2013. Primary outcome was combined endpoint patient death or progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Secondary outcomes were patient survival and progression to ESRD (renal survival) singularly and disease relapse...
August 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
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