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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816552/the-role-of-biopsy-in-lacrimal-gland-inflammation-a-clinicopathologic-study
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Panitee Luemsamran, Jack Rootman, Valerie A White, Nariman Nassiri, Manraj K S Heran
PURPOSE: To determine the causes of lacrimal gland inflammation based on histopathology and systemic evaluation. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series study. From the University of British Columbia Orbit Clinic between January 1976 and December 2008, we reviewed the medical records of 60 patients who presented with inflammatory features of the lacrimal gland (i.e., erythema, edema, or tenderness) in which the diagnoses were not possible clinically and on imaging alone...
August 17, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802066/targeting-senescent-cholangiocytes-and-activated-fibroblasts-with-bcl-xl-inhibitors-ameliorates-fibrosis-in-mdr2-mice
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Anja Moncsek, Mohammed S Al-Suraih, Christy E Trussoni, Steven P O'Hara, Patrick L Splinter, Camille Zuber, Eleonora Patsenker, Piero V Valli, Christian D Fingas, Achim Weber, Yi Zhu, Tamar Tchkonia, James L Kirkland, Gregory J Gores, Beat Müllhaupt, Nicholas F LaRusso, Joachim C Mertens
Cholangiocyte senescence has been linked to primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Persistent secretion of growth factors by senescent cholangiocytes leads to the activation of stromal fibroblasts (ASF), which are drivers of fibrosis. The activated phenotype of ASF is characterized by an increased sensitivity to apoptotic stimuli. Here, we examined the mechanisms of apoptotic priming in ASF and explored a combined targeting strategy to deplete senescent cholangiocytes and ASF from fibrotic tissue to ameliorate liver fibrosis...
August 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757171/genetic-determinants-of-cholangiopathies-molecular-and-systems-genetics
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REVIEW
Matthias C Reichert, Rabea A Hall, Marcin Krawczyk, Frank Lammert
Familial cholangiopathies are rare but potentially severe diseases. Their spectrum ranges from fairly benign conditions as, for example, benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis to low-phospholipid associated cholelithiasis and progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). Many cholangiopathies such as primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) or primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) affect first the bile ducts ("ascending pathophysiology") but others, such as PFIC, start upstream in hepatocytes and cause progressive damage "descending" down the biliary tree and leading to end-stage liver disease...
July 27, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744088/igg4-related-disease-simulating-paraneoplastic-syndrome-role-of-18-fdg-pet-ct-imaging
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Madhuri S Mahajan, Sudeshna Maitra, Natasha Singh, Melvika Pereira
Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related systemic disease (IgG4-RSD) is a new systemic entity associated with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). Other organ involvements take the form of sclerosing cholangitis, sclerosing cholecystitis, sclerosing sialadenitis, retroperitoneal fibrosis, and interstitial nephritis. Recently, lung diseases related to IgG4 have been described to occur with or without other organ involvement. These diseases include interstitial lung disease (ILD), pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumor, and lymphomatoid granulomatosis...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713662/subacute-sclerosing-panencephalitis-in-a-child-suffering-from-human-immunodeficiency-virus-on-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-can-this-be-another-instance-of-immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome
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Ashutosh Gupta, Suman Kushwaha, Mushbiq Manzoor, Shah Faisal Ahmad Tarfarosh
We report a 12-year-old boy with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who presented with rapidly progressive difficulty in ambulation. The symptoms started to worsen when he was put on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Our findings show that the dynamics of HIV-related immune suppression and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have an impact on the clinical course of Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). Slow progression is expected in children on HAART but in our case, we observe a complex interaction of the virus with the immune system and modification of disease course of SSPE with ART...
June 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708054/the-p-gene-of-rodent-brain-adapted-measles-virus-plays-a-critical-role-in-neurovirulence
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Tetsuro Arai, Yuri Terao-Muto, Shotaro Uchida, Che Lin, Tomoyuki Honda, Akiko Takenaka, Fusako Ikeda, Hiroki Sato, Misako Yoneda, Chieko Kai
In rare cases, measles virus (MV) in children leads to fatal neurological complications such as primary measles encephalitis, post-acute measles encephalitis, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis and measles inclusion-body encephalitis. To investigate the pathogenesis of MV-induced encephalitis, rodent brain-adapted MV strains CAM/RB and CAMR40 were generated. These strains acquired mutations to adapt to the rodent brain during 40 passages in rat brain. However, it is still unknown which genes confer the neurovirulence of MV...
July 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706774/are-dominant-strictures-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-a-risk-factor-for-cholangiocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Roger W Chapman, Kate D Williamson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cholangiocarcinoma is a devastating, unpredictable complication of large duct primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), which occurs in 5-15% of patients. The aim of this review is to discuss whether dominant strictures (DS) occurring in the larger bile ducts in PSC are a risk factor for the development of cholangiocarcinoma. RECENT FINDINGS: The development of DS is related to specific genetic polymorphisms affecting the innate immune system and the microbiome...
2017: Current Hepatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650098/disparities-in-eurotransplant-liver-transplantation-waitlist-outcome-between-patients-with-and-without-exceptional-meld
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Andreas Umgelter, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Wouter Kopp, Marieke van Rosmalen, Xavier Rogiers, Markus Guba
BACKGROUND: The sickest-first principle in donor-liver allocation can be implemented by allocating organs to cirrhotic patients with the highest Model of End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores. For patients with other risk factors, standard (SE) and non-standard exceptions (NSE) have been developed. We investigated whether this system of matched MELD scores achieves similar outcome on the liver transplant waiting-list for various diagnostic groups in Eurotransplant (ET) countries with MELD-based individual allocation (Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany)...
June 26, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611259/prevalence-risk-factors-and-survival-of-patients-with-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Paulina Chinchilla-López, Nancy Aguilar-Olivos, Jaime García-Gómez, Karen Hernández-Alejandro, Fredy Chablé-Montero, Daniel Motola-Kuba, Tushar Patel, Nahum Mendez-Sánchez
PURPOSE: To investigate the prevalence, related risk factors, and survival of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in a Mexican population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study at Medica Sur Hospital in Mexico City with approval of the local research ethics committee. We found cases by reviewing all clinical records of in-patients between October 2005 and January 2016 who had been diagnosed with malignant liver tumors. Clinical characteristics and comorbidities were obtained to evaluate the probable risk factors and the Charlson index...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610559/sclerosing-mesenteritis-and-mesenteric-panniculitis-clinical-experience-and-radiological-features
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Lisa Nyberg, Jan Björk, Peter Björkdahl, Olle Ekberg, Klas Sjöberg, Lina Vigren
BACKGROUND: Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is sometimes used as an umbrella-term for idiopathic inflammatory conditions in the mesentery. Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is a radiological finding and its relation to clinical SM is not fully understood. The aims of this study were to determine whether any correlation could be found between the radiological findings and the clinical disease course. METHODS: Patients observed due to idiopathic inflammation of the mesentery were identified...
June 13, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556416/new-developments-in-chyluria-after-global-programs-to-eliminate-lymphatic-filariasis
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REVIEW
Anuruddha M Abeygunasekera, Kugadas Sutharshan, Balasingam Balagobi
Chyluria, commonly seen in south Asian countries, is mainly a manifestation of lymphatic filariasis as a result of infestation with Wuchereria bancrofti, although many other causes can contribute. Many patients can be effectively treated with dietary modifications and drug therapy. The most widely used drug is diethyl carbamazine. The recurrences are common after such treatment. Such patients would benefit from sclerotherapy to obliterate the lympatico-renal fistulae located mainly in the renal pelvicalyceal system...
August 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515556/subacute-noninfective-inflammatory-encephalopathy-our-experience-and-diagnostic-problems
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Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Lakshminarayanapuram Gopal Viswanathan, Dodmalur Malikarjuna Sindhu, Anupama Ramakanth Pai
INTRODUCTION: Immune dysregulation associated encephalopathies present with significant psychiatric manifestations and only a few soft neurological and general systemic features. They are generally resistant to treatment with psychiatric medications. Generalized orthostatic myoclonus and faciobrachial dystonic seizures are mistaken as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-two patients seen during 2010-2015 and diagnosed as noninfective encephalopathy were analyzed...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514371/-igg4-related-sclerosing-disease-of-the-larynx
#13
D M Mustafaev
IgG4-related sclerosing disease of the larynx (IgG4-SD) is a recently described immunodependent systemic pathology characterized by diffusive or focal inflammatory infiltration of the affected organs and tissues by plasma cells expressing IgG4; it is accompanied by the subsequent development of obliterative phlebitis and fibrosclerosis associated with the increase of the serum IgG4 level. According to the recently published materials, the disease can also develop in the respiratory system. The present article describes the first documented case of IgG4-related sclerosing disease with the isolated lesion of the larynx...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496240/beyond-onj-a-review-of-the-potential-uses-of-bisphosphonates-in-dentistry
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N P Shah, S Nayee, M Pazianas, C Sproat
There is evidence, although limited, for beneficial effects of bisphophonates (BPs) across multiple dental specialties. Within implant dentistry BP coatings have been shown to significantly increase pull out forces and bone density in animal models, and significantly increase implant stability whilst reducing marginal bone loss in humans. Adjunctive topical and systemic application of BPs during conventional periodontal treatment have shown significant improvements in probing depth and clinical attachment level in various forms of periodontal disease...
May 12, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479483/coffee-and-autoimmunity-more-than-a-mere-hot-beverage
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REVIEW
Kassem Sharif, Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Coffee is one of the world's most consumed beverage. In the last decades, coffee consumption has attracted a huge body of research due to its impact on health. Recent scientific evidences showed that coffee intake could be associated with decreased mortality from cardiovascular and neurological diseases, diabetes type II, as well as from endometrial and liver cancer, among others. In this review, on the basis of available data in the literature, we aimed to investigate the association between coffee intake and its influence on the immune system and the insurgence of the most relevant autoimmune diseases...
May 4, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468018/the-gut-microbiota-and-the-hepatologist-will-our-bugs-prove-to-be-the-missing-link
#16
Mark J Pallen, Mohammed N Quraishi
The advent of next-generation sequencing has enabled in-depth analysis to study the composition and function of the gut microbiota in a culture-independent manner. Consequently, this has led to rapid interest in understanding the pathogenesis and progression of chronic liver disease in relation to perturbations of the gut microbiota. Animal models and human studies have demonstrated its crucial role in contributing to disease mechanisms in alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver disease and more recently in primary sclerosing cholangitis...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427764/role-of-endoscopy-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-and-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver-easl-clinical-guideline
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This guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) on the role of endoscopy in primary sclerosing cholangitis. The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system was adopted to define the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence. Main recommendations.
June 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410939/acute-hand-ischemia-following-elective-venous-sclerotherapy-for-dorsal-hand-varicose-veins
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Steven M Andelman, Amanda L Walsh, Todd A Rubin, Michael R Hausman
Venous sclerotherapy is an emerging cosmetic treatment option for dorsal hand varicose veins. Although venous sclerotherapy is considered a safe and effective procedure for treatment of venous malformations and varicosities in both the upper and lower extremities, inadvertent injection of the sclerosing agent into the arterial system has led to reported instances of acute ischemic events and distal limb necrosis. This is a rare but well-documented complication of lower-extremity venous sclerotherapy. Only 2 cases have been reported in upper-extremity venous sclerotherapy, both of which occurred during treatment of complex vascular malformations...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403110/a-feasibility-study-of-digital-single-operator-cholangioscopy-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedure-with-videos
#19
Miyuki Imanishi, Takeshi Ogura, Yoshitaka Kurisu, Saori Onda, Wataru Takagi, Atsushi Okuda, Akira Miyano, Mio Amano, Nobu Nishioka, Daisuke Masuda, Kazuhide Higuchi
Recently, the novel SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization system (SPY DS) has become available. This system offers several advantages over the conventional SPYGlass system. This study evaluated the clinical feasibility and efficacy of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for biliary disorder using SPY DS.In this retrospective study, consecutive patients who had biliary disorder were enrolled between November 2015 and February 2016. All patients could not be diagnosed or treated by standard endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in our hospital or at another hospital...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383652/th1-and-innate-lymphoid-cells-accumulate-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-associated-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
Agnes Gwela, Priya Siddhanathi, Roger W Chapman, Simon Travis, Fiona Powrie, Carolina V Arancibia-Cárcamo, Alessandra Geremia
Background and Aims: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an idiopathic chronic disorder of the hepatobiliary system associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), mainly ulcerative colitis (UC). Colitis in patients with PSC and UC (PSC-UC) exhibits characteristic features and is linked to increased colon cancer risk. Genetic studies have identified immune-related susceptibility genes that only partially overlap with those involved in IBD. These observations suggest that PSC-UC may represent a distinct form of IBD...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
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