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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766732/-remission-of-the-disease-associated-related-with-immunoglobulin-igg4-accompanied-by-multiple-lymphadenopathy-after-treatment-with-rituximab-and-dexamethasone-a-case-report
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Zdeněk Adam, Zita Chovancová, Markéta Nová, Pavel Fabian, Zdeněk Řehák, Renata Koukalová, Marek Slávik, Luděk Pour, Marta Krejčí, Aleš Čermák, Zdeněk Král, Jiří Mayer
A disease associated with immunoglobulin IgG4 is a rare unit with very variable symptoms. We describe the course and treatment of the disease in a patient who presented with multiple lymphadenopathy and infiltrates in the area of the retroperitoneum and pelvis and signs of chronic sclerosing pancreatitis. The disease was clinically manifested by a significant loss of weight, but also by a loss of perception of taste and smell. The diagnosis was made based on a high amount of IgG4 expressing plasma cells in the sampled tissue and an increased concentration of immunoglobulins of type IgG and mainly subclass IG4...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756588/toward-a-shared-care-model-of-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-role-of-the-primary-care-practitioner
#2
Jiwon Oh, Marie-Sarah Gagné-Brosseau, Melanie Guenette, Catherine Larochelle, François Lemieux, Suresh Menon, Sarah A Morrow, Laurence Poliquin-Lasnier, Chantal Roy-Hewitson, Carolina Rush, Anne-Marie Trudelle, Paul S Giacomini
The objective of this study was to develop a shared-care model to enable primary-care physicians to participate more fully in meeting the complex, multidisciplinary healthcare needs of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN: The design consisted of development of consensus recommendations and a shared-care algorithm. PARTICIPANTS: A working group of 11 Canadian neurologists involved in the management of patients with MS were included in this study. MAIN MESSAGE: The clinical management of patients with multiple sclerosis is increasing in complexity as new disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) become available, and ongoing safety monitoring is required...
May 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743457/-multiple-hepatic-sclerosed-hemangiomas-that-are-difficult-to-diagnose-preoperatively-a-case-report
#3
Yu Hada, Shintaro Takaki, Yasuyuki Aisaka, Yohji Honda, Nami Mori, Keiji Tsuji, Megumu Fujiwara, Takashi Maeda, Yoshinari Furukawa, Kazuaki Chayama
An 83-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of a space-occupying lesion (SOL) in the liver. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed a nodule measuring 20mm in size in the posterosuperior segment of the right hepatic lobe (S7) and another nodule measuring 14mm in size in the anterosuperior segment of the right hepatic lobe (S8). The margins of these nodules showed faint enhancement in the arterial phase and presented as low-density areas in the equilibrium phase. The S8 SOL could not be easily identified using ultrasonography (US)...
2018: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742724/a-case-report-of-immunoglobulin-g4-related-sclerosing-cholangitis-with-multiple-relapse
#4
Xiaoqin Dong, Na Huo, Zhao Wu, Guiqiang Wang, He Wang, Hong Zhao
RATIONALE: Immunoglobulin G4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC) is classified as a biliary tract manifestation of immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD). Glucocorticoid is the first-line therapy for most patients, but the optimal starting dose, adequate maintaining dose and withdrawal time remain disputable. PATIENT CONCERNS: An elderly male patient presented to our hospital with neoplasms of the bile duct and pancreas at first visit in December 2011...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741240/follow-up-magnetic-resonance-imaging-3d-magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-challenging-for-experts-to-interpret
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R Zenouzi, T Liwinski, J Yamamura, C Weiler-Normann, M Sebode, S Keller, A W Lohse, C Schramm
BACKGROUND: In patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is performed by many centres, particularly for the early detection of biliary malignancies and strictures. Clinically meaningful MRI-based definitions of primary sclerosing cholangitis related complications are, however, lacking. AIM: To investigate how primary sclerosing cholangitis experts interpret follow-up MRI/MRCP with a focus on conclusions that may impact clinical decision-making in primary sclerosing cholangitis...
May 9, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738364/a-newly-recognized-histologic-pattern-of-igg4-related-lymphadenopathy-expanding-the-morphologic-spectrum
#6
Ying-Ren Chen, Yi-Ju Chen, Ming-Chung Wang, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Kung-Chao Chang
Immunoglobulin (Ig)G4-related sclerosing disease is a fibroinflammatory disorder characterized by tumor-forming lesions at multiple anatomic sites and by increased serum levels of IgG4. IgG4-related lymphadenopathy, defined as lymphadenopathy developing in patients with IgG4-related sclerosing disease, is known to manifest in 5 histologic patterns: (1) multicentric Castleman disease-like; (2) reactive follicular hyperplasia; (3) interfollicular plasmacytosis with immunoblasts; (4) progressive transformation of germinal centers-like; and (5) inflammatory pseudotumor-like...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737419/langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-presenting-as-crohn-s-disease-a-case-report
#7
Amelie Therrien, Zaki El Haffaf, Claire Wartelle-Bladou, Justin Côté-Daigneault, Bich N Nguyen
PURPOSE: We describe an exceptional case of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) that presented as Crohn's disease and primary sclerosing cholangitis. METHODS: The patient's clinical, endoscopic, and histologic data from the Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal were reviewed, as well as the literature on LCH involving the digestive tract and the liver, with a focus on the similarities with Crohn's disease and primary sclerosing cholangitis. RESULTS: A 39 years-old man first presented with anal fissures and deep punctiform colonic ulcers...
May 8, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697792/the-natural-history-of-newly-diagnosed-ulcerative-colitis-in-patients-with-concomitant-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#8
Nabeel Khan, Chinmay Trivedi, Yash Shah, Elisabeth Cole, James Lewis, Yu-Xiao Yang
Background and Aims: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is commonly associated with ulcerative colitis (UC). Our aim was to compare the course of disease in patients with UC-PSC and UC alone in a nationwide cohort. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study among nation-wide Veterans Affairs (VA) patients newly diagnosed with UC to determine the association between PSC status and clinical outcomes related to UC disease course. This study was divided into 2 groups of patients: (1) The incident UC-PSC group and (2) the incident UC-alone group...
April 25, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685528/diagnostic-value-of-3dflair-in-clinical-practice-for-the-detection-of-infratentorial-lesions-in-multiple-sclerosis-in-regard-to-dual-echo-t2-sequences
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Salem Hannoun, Damien Heidelberg, Roula Hourani, Thi Thuy Trang Nguyen, Jean-Christophe Brisset, Sylvie Grand, Stéphane Kremer, Fabrice Bonneville, Charles R G Guttmann, Vincent Dousset, François Cotton
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective study is to investigate and evaluate in clinical practice the diagnostic impact of 3DFLAIR in regards to 2DT2/PD in terms of infratentorial lesions detection in multiple sclerosis (MS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 164 MS patients from the OFSEP database were reviewed retrospectively. MR examinations were performed on 1.5T or 3T systems from four different centers. Infratentorial lesions were counted and allocated to different regions of the posterior fossa by three raters independently (junior resident, resident with an expertise in neuroradiology, and senior neuro-radiologist) on the 3DFLAIR and 2DT2/PD...
May 2018: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626258/mr-elastography-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-correlating-liver-stiffness-with-bile-duct-strictures-and-parenchymal-changes
#10
Candice A Bookwalter, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, John E Eaton, Thomas D Smyrk, Richard L Ehman
AIM: To determine correlation of liver stiffness measured by MR Elastography (MRE) with biliary abnormalities on MR Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and MRI parenchymal features in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). METHODS: Fifty-five patients with PSC who underwent MRI of the liver with MRCP and MRE were retrospectively evaluated. Two board-certified abdominal radiologists in agreement reviewed the MRI, MRCP, and MRE images. The biliary tree was evaluated for stricture, dilatation, wall enhancement, and thickening at segmental duct, right main duct, left main duct, and common bile duct levels...
April 7, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619414/hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-associated-with-immunoglobulin-g4-positive-plasma-cells-and-elevated-serum-immunoglobulin-g4-levels
#11
Nabeel Azeem, Veeral Ajmera, Bilal Hameed, Neil Mehta
Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease is a fibroinflammatory systemic disorder with multiorgan involvement. Proximal bile duct involvement results in IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis, which is characterized by a lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate with abundant IgG4-positive plasma cells and fibrosis. Differentiating between cholangiocarcinoma and IgG4-sclerosing cholangitis can present a diagnostic dilemma. We describe an unusual presentation of a hepatic mass meeting multiple criteria for IgG4-sclerosing cholangitis but was ultimately found to be cholangiocarcinoma...
April 2018: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603385/downregulated-eosinophil-activity-in-ulcerative-colitis-with-concomitant-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#12
Maria Lampinen, Annika Fredricsson, Johan Vessby, Johana Fernandez Martinez, Alkwin Wanders, Fredrik Rorsman, Marie Carlson
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic bile duct inflammation strongly connected to ulcerative colitis (UC). PSC is associated with an increased risk of colon cancer, but the link between the intestinal and the bile duct inflammation is still unknown. Also, the involvement of intestinal immune cells in the pathogenesis of PSC remains to be determined. The eosinophil granulocyte is one of the immune cells implicated in the inflammatory process of ulcerative colitis. This study was performed to determine how the accumulation and activation of intestinal eosinophils may differ between UC with and without concomitant PSC, and how this may be influenced by the cytokine/chemokine profile of the intestinal compartment...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590158/significance-of-serological-markers-in-the-disease-course-of-ulcerative-colitis-in-a-prospective-clinical-cohort-of-patients
#13
Gyorgy Kovacs, Nora Sipeki, Boglarka Suga, Tamas Tornai, Kai Fechner, Gary L Norman, Zakera Shums, Peter Antal-Szalmas, Maria Papp
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To determine the prognostic potential of classic and novel serologic antibodies regarding unfavorable disease course in a prospective ulcerative colitis (UC) patient cohort, since few and conflicting data are available in the literature regarding this matter. METHODS: 187 consecutive patients were studied prospectively (median follow-up: 135 months) from a single referral IBD center in Hungary. Sera were tested for different IgA/IgG type autoantibodies (anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic [ANCA], anti-DNA-bound-lactoferrin [anti-LFS], anti-goblet cell [anti-GAB] and anti-pancreatic [PAB: anti-CUZD1 and anti-GP2)]) by indirect immunofluorescence technique and for anti-microbial (anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae [ASCA] IgG/IgA and anti-OMP Plus™ IgA) antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560260/understanding-the-causes-and-consequences-of-measles-virus-persistence
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REVIEW
Diane E Griffin, Wen-Hsuan W Lin, Ashley N Nelson
Measles is an acute systemic viral disease with initial amplification of infection in lymphoid tissue and subsequent spread over 10-14 days to multiple organs. Failure of the innate response to control initial measles virus (MeV) replication is associated with the ability of MeV to inhibit the induction of type I interferon and interferon-stimulated antiviral genes. Rather, the innate response is characterized by the expression of proteins regulated by nuclear factor kappa B and the inflammasome. With eventual development of the adaptive response, the rash appears with immune cell infiltration into sites of virus replication to initiate the clearance of infectious virus...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559236/mesenchymal-chondrosarcomas-showing-immunohistochemical-evidence-of-rhabdomyoblastic-differentiation-a-potential-diagnostic-pitfall
#15
Andrew L Folpe, Rondell P Graham, Anthony Martinez, David Schembri-Wismayer, Jennifer Boland, Karen J Fritchie
The diagnosis of mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, a distinctive biphasic malignant neoplasm harboring the HEY1-NCOA2 gene fusion and consisting of primitive round to spindled cells admixed with foci of relatively mature hyaline cartilage, is usually straightforward by morphological evaluation alone. However, in the setting of a limited biopsy, specimens lacking cartilage generate a broad differential diagnosis, encompassing a variety of other primitive sarcomas, including spindle cell/ sclerosing rhabdomyosarcoma...
March 17, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482340/sensory-processing-cognitive-fatigue-and-quality-of-life-in-multiple-sclerosis-traitement-de-l-information-sensorielle-fatigue-cognitive-et-qualit%C3%A3-de-vie-des-personnes-atteintes-de-scl%C3%A3-rose-en-plaques
#16
Melissa Colbeck
BACKGROUND: Quality of life for persons living with multiple sclerosis (MS) is significantly lower than population norms. Fatigue, both physical and cognitive, is one of the most prevalent and debilitating symptoms of MS that decrease quality of life. Cognitive fatigue presents similarly to sensory overresponsiveness, but the connection has not been explored. PURPOSE: This study aims to describe how sensory-processing preferences and cognitive fatigue relate to variances in quality of life for people with MS...
April 2018: Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Revue Canadienne D'ergothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480950/reparative-bone-like-tissue-formation-in-the-tooth-of-a-systemic-sclerosis-patient
#17
S Matsuda, T Memida, N Mizuno, I Ogawa, K Ouhara, M Kajiya, T Fujita, E Sugiyama, H Kurihara
AIM: To report a case of reparative bone-like tissue formation in the tooth of a patient with systemic sclerosis. SUMMARY: A 58-year-old Japanese female patient with systemic sclerosis was referred because of tooth fracture. Cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) revealed multiple root resorption and the unclear transition from alveolar bone to root profile. A sample from a fractured tooth was analysed histologically. Haematoxylin and eosin-stained sections revealed the irregular replacement of pulp and dentine by bone-like tissue...
February 26, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478341/the-role-of-pleurodesis-in-respiratory-diseases
#18
Rachel M Mercer, Maged Hassan, Najib M Rahman
Pleurodesis is used to obliterate the pleural space, most commonly in patients with symptomatic malignant pleural effusions but also in patients with benign effusions or pneumothorax. Areas covered: Traditionally, chemical pleurodesis has been undertaken at thoracoscopy or using instillation of a slurry through a chest drain. The optimum method of achieving pleurodesis, whether surgical or medical, has yet to be proven. Evidence in the different disease areas will be reviewed, along with ongoing trial evidence, which may change practice...
April 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464203/rituximab-induction-to-prevent-the-recurrence-of-psc-after-liver-transplantation-the-lessons-learned-from-abo-incompatible-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Yohei Yamada, Ken Hoshino, Yasushi Fuchimoto, Kentaro Matsubara, Taizo Hibi, Hiroshi Yagi, Yuta Abe, Masahiro Shinoda, Minoru Kitago, Hideaki Obara, Takahito Yagi, Hideaki Okajima, Toshimi Kaido, Shinji Uemoto, Tatsuya Suzuki, Keiichi Kubota, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Yoshihiko Maehara, Yukihiro Inomata, Yuko Kitagawa, Hiroto Egawa, Tatsuo Kuroda
Background: Multiple studies have failed to reveal an effective method for preventing the recurrence of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) after liver transplantation (LTx). A national study conducted in Japan revealed several risk factors for the recurrence after living donor LTx (LDLTx); however, recipients of ABO-blood type incompatible (ABO-I) LTx were excluded from the previous analysis. In the present study, we investigated the efficacy of an immunosuppressive protocol in ABO-I LTx on the recurrence of PSC after LDLTx...
February 2018: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451344/a-case-of-microscopic-multiple-sclerosing-pneumocytoma
#20
Hitomi Kawai, Norio Takayashiki, Haruo Otani, Shingo Sakashita, Masayuki Noguchi
Sclerosing pneumocytoma is a rare tumor of the lung, commonly affecting middle-aged women, and is mostly isolated. Although this tumor is thought to be derived from primitive respiratory epithelial cells, the characteristics of the precursor cells are still unknown. A 19-year-old woman presented with multiple nodules in the right lung. Partial resection of the right middle lobe was performed, and seven sclerosing pneumocytomas, including four that were microscopic, were detected. The latter showed a simple papillary pattern, and three of them consisted of only round cell-like cells (single population)...
March 2018: Pathology International
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