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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332426/effects-of-multiple-sclerosis-and-medications-on-menopausal-age
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Ülkü Türk Börü, Cansu Köseoğlu Toksoy, Cem Bölük, Adnan Bilgiç, Mustafa Taşdemir
Objectives We aimed to determine whether multiple sclerosis (MS) and methylprednisolone and disease-modifying drugs have an effect on menopausal age. Methods A total of 86 patients and 98 healthy subjects were included in this study. The natural menopausal age of the patients and healthy subjects were compared. The cumulative dosages of methylprednisolone, beta interferons (IFNβs), and glatiramer acetate were calculated. The effects of the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), duration of the disease, and cumulative dosage of medications on menopausal age were evaluated...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332199/analysis-of-the-data-on-pregnancy-and-lactation-provided-by-patient-information-leaflets-of-anti-rheumatic-drugs-in-argentina
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Miguel Ormaza Sabando, Maira Arias Saavedra, Gabriel Sequeira, Eduardo Kerzberg
To analyse the level of consistency and updating of the information on pregnancy and lactation provided by patient information leaflets (PILs) of the antirheumatic drugs approved in Argentina. Inconsistencies between the 2016 EULAR Task Force recommendations on the use of anti-rheumatic drugs during pregnancy and lactation and the information provided by PILs of the same drugs approved in Argentina were analysed along with inconsistencies within the PILs of different registered trademarks of these drugs. Eighty-eight PILs of 32 drugs were analysed...
January 13, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330269/central-nervous-system-graft-versus-host-disease-cns-gvhd-after-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#3
Karolina Polchlopek Blasiak, Federico Simonetta, Maria-Isabel Vargas, Yves Chalandon
A 60-year-old man presented with impaired consciousness and psychomotor agitation after a second allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from a matched unrelated donor for acute myeloid leukaemia. Clinical, biological and radiological evidence suggested a diagnosis of central nervous system graft-versus-host disease (CNS-GvHD). After intrathecal infusion of methylprednisolone, the clinical symptoms as well as the radiological abnormalities disappeared. The present report illustrates the difficulties in the diagnosis and the management of CNS-GvHD, a very rare and still challenging neurological complication that can occur after allogeneic HSCT...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329570/exophthalmos-in-a-young-woman-with-no-graves-disease-a-case-report-of-igg4-related-orbitopathy
#4
Annamaria Erdei, Zita Steiber, Csaba Molnar, Ervin Berenyi, Endre V Nagy
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-rd) is characterized by lymphoplasmacytic infiltration and tissue fibrosis. Orbital manifestations of IgG4-rd may include unilateral or bilateral proptosis, cicatricial extraocular muscle myopathy, orbital inflammation and pain which may mimic ophthalmic Graves' disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old woman has been referred to the endocrinology clinic, 4 months after delivery, with suspected Graves' orbitopathy...
January 12, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327284/treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis-relapses-with-high-dose-methylprednisolone-reduces-the-evolution-of-contrast-enhancing-lesions-into-persistent-black-holes
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Maria Di Gregorio, Lorenzo Gaetani, Paolo Eusebi, Piero Floridi, Antonella Picchioni, Giovanni Rosi, Andrea Mancini, Chiara Floridi, Francesca Baschieri, Lucia Gentili, Paola Sarchielli, Paolo Calabresi, Massimiliano Di Filippo
INTRODUCTION: The MRI evidence of persistent black holes (pBHs) on T1-weighted images reflects brain tissue loss in multiple sclerosis (MS). The evolution of contrast-enhancing lesions (CELs) into pBHs probably depends on the degree and persistence of focal brain inflammation. The aim of our retrospective study was to evaluate the effect of a single cycle of intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP), as for MS relapse treatment, on the risk of CELs' evolution into pBHs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We selected 57 patients with CELs on the baseline MRI scan...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324683/pentoxifylline-and-methylprednisolone-additively-alleviate-kidney-failure-and-prolong-survival-of-rats-after-renal-warm-ischemia-reperfusion
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Grzegorz Wystrychowski, Wojciech Wystrychowski, Władysław Grzeszczak, Andrzej Więcek, Robert Król, Antoni Wystrychowski
Renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) induces local inflammation leading to kidney damage. Since pentoxifylline (PTX) and steroids have distinct immunomodulatory properties, we aimed to evaluate for the first time their combined use in IRI-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in rats. In two experiments, PTX (100 mg/kg body weight subcutaneously) was administered 90 min prior to renal IRI or/and methylprednisolone (MP; 100 mg/kg body weight intramuscularly) was infused 60 min after reperfusion of a solitary kidney (AKI model: 45 min ischemia, 48 male Sprague-Dawley rats) or one kidney with excision of contralateral kidney 2 weeks later (CKD model: 90 min ischemia, 38 rats)...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323045/does-vitamin-c-have-the-ability-to-augment-the-therapeutic-effect-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-spinal-cord-injury
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Nesrine Salem, Mohamed Y Salem, Mohammed M Elmaghrabi, Moataz A Elawady, Mona A Elawady, Dina Sabry, Ashraf Shamaa, Abdel-Haleem H Elkasapy, Noha Ibrhim, Azza Elamir
Methylprednisolone (MP) is currently the only drug confirmed to exhibit a neuroprotective effect on acute spinal cord injury (SCI). Vitamin C (VC) is a natural water-soluble antioxidant that exerts neuroprotective effects through eliminating free radical damage to nerve cells. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs), as multipotent stem cells, are promising candidates in SCI repair. To evaluate the therapeutic effects of MP, VC and BMMSCs on traumatic SCI, 80 adult male rats were randomly divided into seven groups: control, SCI (SCI induction by weight-drop method), MP (SCI induction, followed by administration of 30 mg/kg MP via the tail vein, once every other 6 hours, for five times), VC (SCI induction, followed by intraperitoneal administration of 100 mg/kg VC once a day, for 28 days), MP + VC (SCI induction, followed by administration of MP and VC as the former), BMMSCs (SCI induction, followed by injection of 3 × 106 BMMSCs at the injury site), and BMMSCs + VC (SCI induction, followed by BMMSCs injection and VC administration as the former)...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322962/etiologic-spectrum-and-prognosis-in-noncompressive-acute-transverse-myelopathies-an-experience-of-80-patients-at-a-tertiary-care-facility
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Shuchit Pandey, Ravindra K Garg, Hardeep S Malhotra, Amita Jain, Kiran P Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Rajesh Verma, Praveen K Sharma
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the spectrum of acquired demyelinating and inflammatory disorders in patients presenting with an acute transverse myelopathy. We also studied differences between an acute idiopathic transverse myelitis and myelitis resulting from other etiologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty consecutive patients with acute transverse myelopathy were included. At inclusion, clinical profile, serum and cerebrospinal fluid parameters, brain and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging, and visual evoked potentials were obtained...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321926/lung-injury-associated-with-electronic-cigarettes-inhalation-diagnosed-by-transbronchial-lung-biopsy
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Masayuki Itoh, Kazutetsu Aoshiba, Yoriko Herai, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Tamiko Takemura
A 46-year-old healthy man developed respiratory distress, night sweats, fever, and weight loss after using electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) for approximately 1 month. He presented to the hospital when the symptoms worsened 2 months after onset. The findings of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid examination and the following transbronchial lung biopsy examination led to the diagnosis of acute alveolitis: intra-alveolar fibrosis accompanied with exudate containing abundant lipid-laden macrophages, eosinophils, and neutrophils...
January 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321467/importance-of-regular-and-maintenance-therapy-adherence-in-neuromyelitis-optica-nmo-lessons-from-a-repeating-relapse-case
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Jing Miao, Doreen E Aboagye, Boris Chulpayev, Lin Liu, Gary Ishkanian, Bangaruraju Kolanuvada, Dariush Alaie, Richard L Petrillo
BACKGROUND Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system; NMO predominantly affects the spinal cord and optic nerves. The diagnosis is based on history, clinical presentation, seropositive NMO-IgG antibody, and notably, exclusion of other diseases. Despite the absence of definitive therapeutic strategies for NMO, methylprednisolone pulse therapy and plasma exchange are used for acute phase treatment, while immunosuppressive agent(s) are recommended to prevent relapses and improve prognosis...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321438/vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease-associated-with-influenza-a-virus-infection-a-case-report
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Nozomu Yoshino, Ai Kawamura, Akira Ishii, Katsuyuki Yoshida, Tamami Watanabe, Takeshi Yamashita, Takahiko Fukuchi, Fumihiko Toyoda, Akihiko Kakehashi, Hitoshi Sugawara
We herein report a case of a 31-year-old Japanese man who simultaneously had a positive influenza A virus antigen test result and Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKHD), demonstrated by both diffuse multiple early hyperfluorescent points on fluorescein fundus photography and serous retinal detachments on optical coherence tomography. He had meningitis. It was difficult to determine whether the main cause of meningitis was influenza A or VKHD. After initial treatment with peramivir for influenza A and then methylprednisolone pulse with subsequent corticosteroid therapy for VKHD, his symptoms improved gradually...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321417/peripheral-ulcerative-keratitis-associated-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-emerging-despite-cyclophosphamide-successfully-treated-with-rituximab
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Yuya Fujita, Shoichi Fukui, Yushiro Endo, Sosuke Tsuji, Ayuko Takatani, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Ayako Nishino, Tomohiro Koga, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Naoki Iwamoto, Kunihiro Ichinose, Mami Tamai, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Ryotaro Ueki, Masafumi Uematsu, Kaori Ishida, Kuniko Abe, Atsushi Kawakami
A 67-year-old Japanese man was diagnosed with granulomatosis with polyangiitis based on the presence of right maxillary sinusitis, proteinase 3 antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody positivity, and right scleritis. A conjunctival biopsy specimen showed neutrophil-predominant infiltration around the vessels without granuloma. Because there was a risk of blindness, pulsed methylprednisolone and intravenous cyclophosphamide pulse therapy (IVCY) was started. However, it was ineffective, and peripheral ulcerative keratitis newly emerged...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313194/delayed-logistic-indirect-response-models-realization-of-oscillating-behavior
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Gilbert Koch, Johannes Schropp
Indirect response (IDR) models are probably the most frequently applied tools relating the effect of a signal to a baseline response. A response modeled by such a classical IDR model will always return monotonously to its baseline after drug administration. We extend IDR models with a delay process, i.e. a retarded response state, that leads to oscillating response behavior. First, IDR models with a first-order production and second-order loss term based on the famous logistic equation are constructed. Second, a delay process similar to the delayed logistic equation is included...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310488/the-effects-of-lipoic-acid-and-methylprednisolone-on-nerve-healing-in-rats-with-facial-paralysis
#14
Emrah Tekdemir, Arzu Tatlipinar, Dilek Özbeyli, Özge Tekdemir, Emrah Kınal
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of lipoic acid and methylprednisolone on nerve healing in rats with traumatic facial paralysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The rats were randomly divided into four groups, with six rats in the control group and eight each in the remaining three groups. The buccal branch of the facial nerve in all groups except the control group was traumatized by a vascular clamp for 40 minutes. Group 1 was given lipoic acid (LA), Group 2 was given methylprednisolone (MP), and Group 3 was given lipoic acid and methylprednisolone (LA + MP) for one week...
January 8, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310389/secondary-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-after-thymoma-resection-misdiagnosed-as-medically-unexplained-dyspnoea-a-case-report
#15
Hao Liao, Wendi Pei, Junfang Liu, Kai Wang, Tingting Xu, Xin Chen
RATIONALE: Secondary systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an exceedingly rare complication of thymoma resection and is difficult to diagnose because of the insidious and nonspecific clinical manifestations. A case of SLE that occurs secondary to thymoma resection is described in this report. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 43-year-old male came to our hospital with the sole symptom of dyspnea after thymoma resection initially. However, other atypical lesions of SLE occurred over time...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306376/sonography-guided-lumbar-nerve-and-facet-blocks-the-first-report-of-clinical-outcome-from-iran
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H Sadeghian, R Motiei-Langroudi
INTRODUCTION: Nerve root block (NRB) and facet block (FB) are viable options for pain arising from facet and lumbar disc herniation (LDH) not responding to conservative therapy but still not suitable for surgery. Classically, they are performed under fluoroscopy and computed tomography (CT) guidance, which have the disadvantages of radiation exposure and limited accessibility. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of US guided FB and NRB in patients suffering from facet arthropathy and LDH...
February 2018: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305364/postsurgical-pyoderma-gangrenosum-after-an-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-multiple-myeloma
#17
Maria Cecilia Borges Bittencourt, Marcelo Junqueira Atanazio, Erick Menezes Xavier, Silvia Figueiredo Costa
We report a man who underwent autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for multiple myeloma. Two months after ASCT, he presented with necrotising cholecystitis due to gallbladder stones and was submitted to laparoscopic cholecystectomy. About a week later, he developed progressive skin ulcers at sites where trochanters had been inserted. Progressive enlargement and necrotic aspect of these ulcers took place despite debridement and large spectrum antibiotics. New ulcers developed at the site of enoxaparin injection at the right arm (pathergy phenomenon)...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304236/the-effect-of-epidural-steroid-injections-on-bone-mineral-density-and-vertebral-fracture-risk-a-systematic-review-and-critical-appraisal-of-current-literature
#18
Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Lorenzo Rinaldo, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Christine L Hunt, Wenchun Qu, Timothy P Maus, Mohamad Bydon
Objective: The aim of this paper is to review the available literature investigating the effect of epidural steroid injections (ESIs) on bone mineral density (BMD) and vertebral fracture risk. Study design: Systematic review of current literature. Methods: The sources of the data were PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and Scopus. Papers included in the review were original research articles in peer-reviewed journals. Results: A total of 7,233 patients (eight studies) with a mean age ranging between 49 and 74 years and an average follow-up between six and 60 months were studied...
January 2, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302723/second-generation-of-a-fast-track-liver-resection-programme
#19
Nicolai A Schultz, Peter N Larsen, B Klarskov, L M Plum, Hans-Jørgen Frederiksen, Henrik Kehlet, Jens G Hillingsø
BACKGROUND: Recent developments in perioperative pathophysiology and care have documented evidence-based, multimodal rehabilitation (fast-track) to hasten recovery and decrease morbidity and hospital stay in several major surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect over time of a modified previously published fast-track programme in unselected patients undergoing open or laparoscopic liver resection. METHODS: A prospective study includes the first 121 consecutive patients following an updated fast-track programme for liver resection...
January 4, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300515/chemotherapy-induced-exacerbations-of-thyroid-orbitopathy-in-a-patient-with-b-cell-lymphoma
#20
C Liu, V A S H Dalm, P M van Hagen, F Croon-de Boer, D Paridaens
A 55-year-old woman with concurrent active thyroid orbitopathy and B-cell lymphoma developed acute exacerbation of thyroid orbitopathy after receiving Rituximab, cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunorubicin, Prednisone (R-CHOP) chemotherapy, presenting with subtotal loss of vision and severe eyelid edema. Intravenous methylprednisolone was fully effective within several hours. Further exacerbations of her orbitopathy were seen following every subsequent chemotherapeutic treatment, but responded well to oral prednisone...
January 4, 2018: Orbit
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