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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926596/donor-genotype-and-intragraft-expression-of-cyp3a5-reflect-the-response-to-steroid-treatment-during-acute-renal-allograft-rejection
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N V Rekers, T M Flaig, M J K Mallat, M J Spruyt-Gerritse, M Zandbergen, J D H Anholts, I M Bajema, M C Clahsen-van Groningen, J Yang, J W de Fijter, F H J Claas, S Brakemeier, N Lachmann, R Kreutz, E de Heer, K Budde, J Bolbrinker, M Eikmans
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoid-refractory acute rejection is a risk factor for inferior renal allograft outcome. We investigated genetic predisposition to the response to steroid treatment of acute allograft rejection. METHODS: Single nucleotide polymorphisms of genes involved in glucocorticoid signaling (GR, GLCCI1) and drug metabolism and transport (CYP3A5, ABCB1, and PXR) were analyzed in kidney transplant recipients (1995-2005, Leiden cohort, n=153) treated with methylprednisolone...
December 6, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920716/acute-clinical-worsening-after-steroid-administration-in-cervical-myelitis-may-reveal-a-subdural-arteriovenous-fistula
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Silvia Rain, Jan Udding, Daniel Broere
Subdural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF) is a rare condition characterized by clinical manifestations ranging from mild bilateral sensory deficits to quadriplegia. The diagnosis is often delayed due to unspecific neurological symptoms, initially diagnosed as polyneuropathy or myelopathy. The diagnosis can be delayed for as long as 1-15 years. The following report describes a cervical SDAVF case initially misdiagnosed as myelitis transversa and treated with intravenous steroids. A 56-year-old male presented with sensory deficits and mild leg and right arm weakness...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919827/pkc%C3%AE-ii-mediated-cross-talk-of-trpv1-cb2-modulates-the-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoclast-overactivity
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Giulia Bellini, Marco Torella, Iolanda Manzo, Chiara Tortora, Livio Luongo, Francesca Punzo, Nicola Colacurci, Bruno Nobili, Sabatino Maione, Francesca Rossi
In this study, we investigated the role of the endovanilloid/endocannabinoid system in the glucocorticoid-induced osteoclast overactivity. Receptorial and enzymatic component of the endovanilloid/endocannabinoid system are expressed in bone cells, and dysregulated when bone mass is reduced. Moreover, blockade or desensitization of vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) and/or stimulation of cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) are beneficial for reducing number and activity of the bone cells modulating resorption, the osteoclasts...
December 2, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917339/morphine-versus-methylprednisolone-or-aminophylline-for-relieving-dyspnea-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-in-china-a-retrospective-study
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Cong Tian, Jiong-Yi Wang, Mei-Ling Wang, Bin Jiang, Lu-Lu Zhang, Feng Liu
CONTEXT: Dyspnea is one of the most common and distressing symptoms that occurs in terminal cancer patients. However, there are no existing treatment guidelines for this condition in China. OBJECTIVE: This single-center, retrospective, observational study aimed to compare the efficacy of using morphine, methylprednisolone, or aminophylline to relieve the symptom of breathlessness in patients with advanced malignant tumors and to investigate the safety of these regimens during the treatment of dyspnea...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909436/evaluation-of-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-steroids-and-arthritis-related-biotherapies-in-an-in-vitro-coculture-model-with-immune-cells-and-synoviocytes
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Mélissa Noack, Ndiémé Ndongo-Thiam, Pierre Miossec
BACKGROUND: During rheumatoid arthritis (RA), steroids and biotherapies are used alone and combined. Efficacy has been established in clinical trials but their differential effects at the cellular level are less documented. The aim was to study these cellular effects using an in vitro model with synoviocytes interacting with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) to reproduce the interactions in the RA synovium. METHODS: Activated-PBMC were cocultured with RA synoviocytes during 48 h...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905294/glucocorticoids-increase-skeletal-muscle-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inducing-kinase-nik-links-to-muscle-atrophy
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Christopher S Fry, Syed Z Nayeem, Edgar L Dillon, Partha S Sarkar, Batbayar Tumurbaatar, Randall J Urban, Traver J Wright, Melinda Sheffield-Moore, Ronald G Tilton, Sanjeev Choudhary
Glucocorticoids (GC) are a frontline therapy for numerous acute and chronic diseases because of their demonstrated efficacy at reducing systemic inflammation. An unintended side effect of GC therapy is the stimulation of skeletal muscle atrophy. Pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for GC-induced skeletal muscle atrophy have been extensively investigated, and the ability to treat patients with GC without unintended muscle atrophy has yet to be realized. We have reported that a single, standard-of-care dose of Methylprednisolone increases in vivo expression of NF-κB-inducing kinase (NIK), an important upstream regulatory kinase controlling NF-κB activation, along with other key muscle catabolic regulators such as Atrogin-1 and MuRF1 that induce skeletal muscle proteolysis...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904502/combination-of-methylprednisolone-and-rosiglitazone-promotes-recovery-of-neurological-function-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Xi-Gong Li, Xiang-Jin Lin, Jun-Hua Du, San-Zhong Xu, Xian-Feng Lou, Zhong Chen
Methylprednisolone exhibits anti-inflammatory antioxidant properties, and rosiglitazone acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant by activating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ in the spinal cord. Methylprednisolone and rosiglitazone have been clinically used during the early stages of secondary spinal cord injury. Because of the complexity and diversity of the inflammatory process after spinal cord injury, a single drug cannot completely inhibit inflammation. Therefore, we assumed that a combination of methylprednisolone and rosiglitazone might promote recovery of neurological function after secondary spinal cord injury...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903258/catwalk-gait-analysis-in-a-rat-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Sabine Herold, Prateek Kumar, Klaus Jung, Irina Graf, Henrike Menkhoff, Xenia Schulz, Mathias Bähr, Katharina Hein
BACKGROUND: Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-induced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a widely used animal model for multiple sclerosis. The characteristic feature of the MOG-EAE model in Brown Norway rats is consistent involvement of the spinal cord resulting in limb paresis. The aim of the study was to investigate whether early subclinical gait abnormalities are present in this animal model and can be detected by CatWalk XT, a fully automated gait analysis system...
November 30, 2016: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899086/closantel-a-veterinary-drug-with-potential-severe-morbidity-in-humans
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Seyed Ali Tabatabaei, Mohammad Soleimani, Mohammad Reza Mansouri, Ahmad Mirshahi, Bahman Inanlou, Mojtaba Abrishami, Ahmad Reza Pakrah, Hamideh Masarat
BACKGROUND: Closantel is a halogenated salicylanilide with a potent anti parasitic activity. It is widely used in management of parasitic infestation in animals, but is contraindicated in humans. CASE PRESENTATION: A 34-year-old man with depression was referred to our center with progressive loss of vision in both eyes 10 days after unintentional ingestion of three 500 mg tablets of Closantel. On fundus examination, left optic disc margin was blurred. His bilateral visual acuity was no light perception (NLP) despite prescribed IV erythropoietin injections 20,000 units daily for 3 days and 1gr intravenous methylprednisolone acetate for 3 days followed by 1 mg/kg oral prednisolone...
November 29, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897129/a-pilot-study-using-intratympanic-methylprednisolone-for-treatment-of-persistent-posterior-canal-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Paz Pérez, Virginia Franco, Manuel Oliva, José A López Escámez
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of intratympanic methylprednisolone (ITMP) in posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) that fails treatment involving repositioning maneuver in a case series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine patients with persistent posterior canal BPPV after 6 or more repositioning maneuvers were treated by ITMP (two weekly doses of 0.3-0.4 mL at 40 mg/mL) before repeating the repositioning procedures. RESULTS: Following ITMP treatment, 7 out of 9 patients were relieved of their symptoms and did not exhibit positional nystagmus after 1 or 2 repositioning maneuvers...
November 28, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895458/clinical-and-imaging-evaluation-of-the-response-to-intravenous-steroids-in-patients-with-graves-orbitopathy-and-analysis-on-who-requires-additional-therapy
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Theodora Tsirouki, Alexandra Bargiota, Stelios Tigas, Agathi Vasileiou, Eftichia Kapsalaki, Zoe Giotaki, Ioannis Asproudis, Agathokles Tsatsoulis, Georgios Koukoulis, Evangelia E Tsironi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an individualized steroid regimen in patients with moderate-to-severe Graves' orbitopathy (GO) by monitoring clinical and imaging parameters. METHODS: In total, 47 patients with active, moderate-to-severe GO were enrolled in this study. All the patients received the proposed treatment regimen by European Group on GO of 4.5 g of intravenous (IV) methylprednisolone for 12 weeks. At the end of the IV treatment, patients with persistent active GO (Group 1) who were assessed by clinical examination and orbital imaging with short tau inversion recovery-sequence magnetic resonance imaging (STIR MRI) received additional treatment with oral prednisolone, and those with inactive GO (Group 2) received no further treatment...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891040/inadvertent-injection-of-potassium-chloride-instead-of-sodium-chloride-during-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-ache-with-epidural-injection-leading-to-paraplegia
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Rahul Ranjan, Naiyer Asif, Sohail Ahmad, Syed Ifthekar
Epidural injection of steroid is given for back pain resistant to other conservative management. Normal saline (NS) is used as diluent in 80 mg methylprednisolone and a local anesthetic. Due to a similar looking ampoule of NS and potassium chloride (KCl), there is a probability of accidental use of KCl instead of NS. We present a case of a 50-year-old male patient having low back ache refractory to other conservative treatments. Epidural injection of steroid was given, but accidently KCl was mixed with methylprednisolone instead of NS...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889959/fumaric-acid-esters-attenuate-secondary-degeneration-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Marika Cordaro, Giovanna Casili, Irene Paterniti, Salvatore Cuzzocrea, Emanuela Esposito
Spinal cord injury (SCI) causes permanent changes in motor, sensory and autonomic functions. Unfortunately, there are not a stable cures and current treatments include surgical decompression, methylprednisolone and hemodynamic control that lead to modest function recovery. Fumaric acid esters (FAEs) were firstly used in the management of an immunological skin disorder, such as psoriasis. Because of their potent anti-inflammatory effects, they have been introduced in multiple sclerosis. Investigation shown not only anti-inflammatory, but also supposed neuroprotective mechanism of action...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888990/a-randomized-controlled-multicentric-study-of-inhaled-budesonide-and-intravenous-methylprednisolone-in-the-treatment-on-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Zhen Ding, Xiu Li, Youjin Lu, Guangsheng Rong, Ruiqing Yang, Ruixia Zhang, Guiqin Wang, Xiqiang Wei, Yongqing Ye, Zhaoxia Qian, Hongyan Liu, Daifeng Zhu, Ruiqing Zhou, Kun Zhu, Rongping Ni, Kui Xia, Nan Luo, Cong Pei
BACKGROUND: Almost all international guidelines recommend corticosteroids for management of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), because it leads to improved outcomes of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). Nevertheless, due to its side effects, there are still concerns regarding the use of systemic corticosteroid (SC). Inhaled corticosteroids (IC) can be used as an alternative to SC, while reducing the risk of occurrence of side effects...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884750/methylprednisolone-improves-lactate-metabolism-through-reduction-of-elevated-serum-lactate-in-rat-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Majid Ghareghani, Amir Ghanbari, Shima Dokoohaki, Naser Farhadi, Seyed Mojtaba Hosseini, Reza Mohammadi, Heibatollah Sadeghi
BACKGROUND: Some studies have demonstrated elevated concentrations of lactate both in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood samples of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients as a pathological condition. We designed an experimental study first to investigate the serum level of lactate as a biomarker of MS progression and also to investigate the effect of methylprednisolone on serum lactate. METHODS: Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) was inducted in Lewis rats, and then rats were treated intraperitoneally with methylprednisolone (30mg/kg/d), at the disease onset, and the clinical scores were recorded...
November 21, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884537/-nephrotic-syndrome-complicated-by-chylous-ascites-in-a-girl-of-2%C3%A2-years-and-8%C3%A2-months-old
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J R Mabiala Babela, L C Ollandzobo Ikobo, R Loumingou, E R Nika, A Mouko
We report on a case of nephrotic syndrome with focal and segmental hyalinosis complicated by chylous ascites in a girl of 2 years and 8 months old. This pure nephrotic syndrome in its early stage was initially treated with intensive steroid treatment at 2mg/kg/day orally for 2 months, followed by a bolus of methylprednisolone. The persistence of proteinuria meant corticosteroid resistance. Renal biopsy then revealed focal and segmental hyalinosis. A recurrence of the edema-ascites syndrome was associated with macroscopic hematuria...
November 21, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882161/potential-diagnostic-role-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-early-stage-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head
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Hongwei Min, Feng Xu, Rui Gu, Xinzuo Han, Anqing Wang, Kemin Liu
The present study aimed to explore the potential diagnostic role of diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DTI) in the early stage of modified corticosteroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). A total of 20 beagles were randomly classified (1:1) into either an experimental group (LM), which were intramuscularly injected with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and methylprednisolone (MPS) on three consecutive days, or control (CON) group, which were injected with saline. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and DTI were performed at pre-induction and 8 and 12 weeks post-induction...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879550/successful-treatment-of-brachial-plexopathy-due-to-herpes-zoster-infection-with-intravenous-immunoglobulin
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Michel Sáenz-Farret, Valeria Sandoval-Rodríguez, Claudia Esther Paz-Navarro, Carlos Zúñiga-Ramírez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the case of a male patient with Parkinson disease who developed brachial plexopathy (BP) due to varicella-zoster virus, which was successfully treated with human immunoglobulin. METHOD: We report the case of a 75-year-old male subject with a diagnosis of Parkinson disease who came to our hospital complaining of pain, skin lesions, and strength loss in his right arm during the past 2 months. Physical examination revealed vesicular rash compatible with varicella-zoster virus lesions...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879182/-acute-respiratory-failure-caused-by-minocycline
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B Kok, M J T van de Ven, H J van Leeuwen
BACKGROUND: In the case of pneumonia an infectious cause is always considered first. However, toxic agents and medicines can also be the cause of pneumonia. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54-year-old woman was referred to the emergency department because of progressive dyspnoea, a non-productive cough, headache, and fever. She was admitted with the diagnosis community acquired pneumonia. Despite treatment with antibiotics and oxygen she developed hypoxic respiratory failure, which necessitated invasive mechanical ventilation...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878601/reduction-of-permanent-hearing%C3%A2-loss-by-local-glucocorticoid-application-guinea-pigs-with-acute-acoustic-trauma
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M Müller, M Tisch, H Maier, H Löwenheim
BACKGROUND: High-intensity noise exposure from impulse and blast noise events often leads to acute hearing loss and may cause irreversible permanent hearing loss as a long-term consequence. Here, a treatment regime was developed to limit permanent damage based on a preclinical animal model of acute noise trauma. AIM: To develop clinical trials for the treatment of acute noise traumas using approved drugs. The otoprotective potential of glucocorticoids applied locally to the inner ear was examined...
November 23, 2016: HNO
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