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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631702/-the-frequency-of-ophthalmologic-manifestations-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-wegener-s-and-their-relationship-to-systemic-diseases
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D S Ismailova, P I Novikov, Ya O Grusha, Yu V Abramova, N M Bulanov, E A Makarov
AIM: To estimate the frequency of lesions in the organ of vision in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) (Wegener's) and to determine their relationship to systemic diseases. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The retrospective study enrolled 218 patients followed up at the E.M. Tareyev Clinic of Nephrology, Internal and Occupational Diseases, with a diagnosis of GPA. The frequency and association of ophthalmic manifestations with systemic involvement were statistically analyzed using PASW Statistics 18...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628344/rituximab-induction-and-maintenance-treatment-in-patients-with-scleritis-and-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-wegener-s
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Caiyun You, Lina Ma, Andres F Lasave, C Stephen Foster
AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of rituximab (RTX) induction and maintenance treatment for patients with scleritis and granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), Wegener's. METHODS: Nine patients (12 eyes) with scleritis with GPA who did not respond to corticosteroids and more than one immunosuppressive agent who received ongoing maintenance RTX treatment were identified. Demographics and outcome measures were recorded. RESULTS: Median follow-up time of 30 months (range, 15 to 87 months)...
June 19, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608042/-granulomatous-reaction-pattern-of-the-skin-interstitial-granulomatous-dermatitis-lymphoma-vasculitis
#3
REVIEW
C Rose, K Holl-Ulrich
A particular diagnostic situation in the classification of a granulomatous dermatitis results when no circumscribed granulomas but instead a diffuse interstitial histiocytic inflammatory infiltrate, a granulomatous vasculitis or a neoplastic lymphocytic infiltrate is found. Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis was originally described in patients with arthritis. Later, it was recognized that there are also associations with other usually immunological diseases. Differentiating between interstitial granulomatous dermatitis and the interstitial form of granuloma annulare, early morphea and variants of borreliosis or scleromyxedema as well as interstitial granulomatous drug reaction can be very difficult...
June 12, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592444/cellular-differentiation-state-modulates-the-mrna-export-activity-of-sr-proteins
#4
Valentina Botti, François McNicoll, Michaela C Steiner, Florian M Richter, Anfisa Solovyeva, Marius Wegener, Oliver D Schwich, Ina Poser, Kathi Zarnack, Ilka Wittig, Karla M Neugebauer, Michaela Müller-McNicoll
SR proteins function in nuclear pre-mRNA processing, mRNA export, and translation. To investigate their cellular dynamics, we developed a quantitative assay, which detects differences in nucleocytoplasmic shuttling among seven canonical SR protein family members. As expected, SRSF2 and SRSF5 shuttle poorly in HeLa cells but surprisingly display considerable shuttling in pluripotent murine P19 cells. Combining individual-resolution cross-linking and immunoprecipitation (iCLIP) and mass spectrometry, we show that elevated arginine methylation of SRSF5 and lower phosphorylation levels of cobound SRSF2 enhance shuttling of SRSF5 in P19 cells by modulating protein-protein and protein-RNA interactions...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591497/-anca-associated-vasculitides-at-mexico-city-s-metropolitan-eastern-area
#5
Hernando Cervera-Castillo, Francisco Blanco-Favela, Yolanda Floriberta Silva-López, Guadalupe Eugenia Paredez-Rivera, Verónica Torres-Caballero
BACKGROUND: The anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated (ANCA) vasculitides includes granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPW), Chrug-Strauss syndrome (CSS) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). Since it has low incidence in our field, there are a few published papers. The aim of this study was to report the clinical characteristics, activity and damage of these vasculitides in Mexico City's metropolitan eastern area. METHODS: We studied 28 cases with ANCA-associated vasculitis in the aforementioned area...
July 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591026/imaging-diagnosis-of-orbital-wegener-granulomatosis-a-rare-case-report
#6
Bin Yang, Zhijian Yin, Shuai Chen, Feng Yuan, Wei Zhao, Yaying Yang
INTRODUCTION: Wegener granulomatosis (WG) is a rare idiopathic autoimmune disease causing necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis. Whether as the first symptom or as part of systemic changes, ocular manifestations in WG patients are not specific. Any part of the eyes can be affected, with the anterior segment and orbit most commonly involved. So, early diagnosis and treatment are essential for controlling the progression of the disease and improving the quality of life for patients. CLINICAL FINDINGS/PATIENT CONCERNS: Here we present a rare case of orbital WG of a 22-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of intense pain associated with decreased visual acuity in her right eye since 1 day...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588305/chronic-maternal-inflammation-or-high-fat-feeding-programs-offspring-obesity-in-a-sex-dependent-manner
#7
A Dudele, K S Hougaard, M Kjølby, M Hokland, G Winther, B Elfving, G Wegener, A L Nielsen, A Larsen, M K Nøhr, S B Pedersen, T Wang, S Lund
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The current world-wide obesity epidemic partially results from a vicious circle whereby maternal obesity during pregnancy predisposes the offspring for accelerated weight-gain and development of metabolic syndrome. Here we investigate whether low grade inflammation, characteristic of the obese state, provides a causal role for this disastrous fetal programming in mice. METHODS: We exposed pregnant and lactating C57BL/6JBom female mice to either high fat diet (HFD), or continuous infusion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a potent trigger of innate immunity, and studied offspring phenotypes...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582617/a-molecular-switch-for-sub-diffraction-laser-lithography-by-photoenol-intermediate-state-cis-trans-isomerization
#8
Patrick Mueller, Markus M Zieger, Benjamin Richter, Alexander S Quick, Joachim Fischer, Jonathan B Mueller, Lu Zhou, Gerd Ulrich Nienhaus, Martin Bastmeyer, Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Martin Wegener
Recent developments in stimulated-emission depletion (STED) microscopy have led to a step change in the achievable resolution and allowed breaking the diffraction limit by large factors. The core principle is based on a reversible molecular switch, allowing for light-triggered activation and deactivation in combination with a laser focus that incorporates a point or line of zero intensity. In the last years, the concept has been transferred from microscopy to maskless laser lithography, namely direct laser writing (DLW), in order to overcome the diffraction limit for optical lithography...
June 5, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580704/3d-laser-micro-and-nano-printing-challenges-for-chemistry
#9
Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Martin Bastemeyer, Eva Blasco, Mueller Patrick, Guillaume Delaittre, Benjamin Richter, Martin Wegener
3D printing is a powerful emerging technology for the tailored fabrication of advanced functional materials. The current review summarizes the state-of-the art with regard to 3D laser micro- and nano-printing and explores the critical chemical challenges limiting its full exploitation. These challenges are rationalized in five categories spanning the development of advanced functional materials for applications in cell biology and electronics to the chemical barriers that need to be overcome to enable fast writing velocities while enabling sub-diffraction coding...
June 4, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578819/home-based-training-for-dexterity-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Tim Vanbellingen, Thomas Nyffeler, Julia Nigg, Jorina Janssens, Johanna Hoppe, Tobias Nef, René M Müri, Erwin E H van Wegen, Gert Kwakkel, Stephan Bohlhalter
BACKGROUND: Patients with Parkinson's disease exhibit disturbed manual dexterity. This impairment leads to difficulties in activities of daily living, such as buttoning a shirt or hand-writing. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of a home-based dexterity program on fine motor skills in a single-blinded, randomized controlled trial, in patients with Parkinson's disease. METHODS: One hundred and three patients with Parkinson's disease (aged between 48 and 80 years, Hoehn & Yahr stage I-IV) were randomized to either a home-based dexterity program (HOMEDEXT) or Thera-band program...
May 25, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560688/anca-associated-vasculitis-with-renal-involvement
#11
REVIEW
Valentina Binda, Gabriella Moroni, Piergiorgio Messa
Systemic vasculitis is a rare but severe group of diseases characterized by inflammation and necrosis of blood vessels. The size of the vessel affected varies among the different forms of vasculitis and there are three main subgroups: large, medium and small vessel vasculitis. Among small vessel vasculitis, the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated forms are of particular importance. This subgroup includes: microscopic polyangiitis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's), eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss) and the form limited to the kidney...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559644/severe-microscopic-polyangiitis-with-unilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-as-initial-manifestation
#12
Luis Felipe Flores-Suárez, Marco Antonio Alba, Gabriel Tona
CASE DESCRIPTION: A 16 year-old female who presented with initial ear, nose and throat manifestations who later progressed to severe renal disease, requiring hemodialysis after 11 months of unique laryngeal involvement. CLINICAL FINDINGS: Unilateral vocal cord paralysis without other symptoms or signs, but with positive perinuclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) and anti-myeloperoxidase autoantibodies, followed an unfavorable course months later with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis...
March 30, 2017: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558150/sacituzumab-govitecan-immu-132-an-anti-trop-2-sn-38-antibody-drug-conjugate-for-the-treatment-of-diverse-epithelial-cancers-safety-and-pharmacokinetics
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Allyson J Ocean, Alexander N Starodub, Aditya Bardia, Linda T Vahdat, Steven J Isakoff, Michael Guarino, Wells A Messersmith, Vincent J Picozzi, Ingrid A Mayer, William A Wegener, Pius Maliakal, Serengulam V Govindan, Robert M Sharkey, David M Goldenberg
BACKGROUND: Sacituzumab govitecan (IMMU-132), an antitrophoblastic cell-surface antigen (anti-Trop-2) humanized antibody-SN-38 conjugate, had encouraging efficacy in the phase 1 clinical trial. This report further examines the pharmacokinetics and safety of multiple cycles of IMMU-132 at doses of 8 or 10 mg/kg in patients with diverse advanced epithelial cancers. METHODS: Patients who had multiple prior therapies received IMMU-132 on days 1 and 8 of 21-day treatment cycles...
May 30, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555616/central-and-peripheral-clocks-are-coupled-by-a-neuropeptide-pathway-in-drosophila
#14
Mareike Selcho, Carola Millán, Angelina Palacios-Muñoz, Franziska Ruf, Lilian Ubillo, Jiangtian Chen, Gregor Bergmann, Chihiro Ito, Valeria Silva, Christian Wegener, John Ewer
Animal circadian clocks consist of central and peripheral pacemakers, which are coordinated to produce daily rhythms in physiology and behaviour. Despite its importance for optimal performance and health, the mechanism of clock coordination is poorly understood. Here we dissect the pathway through which the circadian clock of Drosophila imposes daily rhythmicity to the pattern of adult emergence. Rhythmicity depends on the coupling between the brain clock and a peripheral clock in the prothoracic gland (PG), which produces the steroid hormone, ecdysone...
May 30, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548889/therapy-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-an-sn-38-anti-trop-2-drug-conjugate-sacituzumab-govitecan
#15
Rebecca Suk Heist, Michael J Guarino, Gregory Masters, W Thomas Purcell, Alexander N Starodub, Leora Horn, Ronald J Scheff, Aditya Bardia, Wells A Messersmith, Jordan Berlin, Allyson J Ocean, Serengulam V Govindan, Pius Maliakal, Boyd Mudenda, William A Wegener, Robert M Sharkey, David M Goldenberg, D Ross Camidge
Purpose Trop-2, expressed in most solid cancers, may be a target for antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We studied sacituzumab govitecan (IMMU-132), a Trop-2 ADC, for the targeting of SN-38. Patients and Methods We evaluated IMMU-132 in a single-arm multicenter trial in patients with pretreated metastatic NSCLC who received either 8 or 10 mg/kg on days 1 and 8 of 21-day cycles. The primary end points were safety and objective response rate (ORR). Progression-free survival and overall survival were secondary end points...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545556/finer-leaf-resolution-and-steeper-beam-edges-using-a-virtual-isocentre-in-concurrence-to-ptv-shaped-collimators-in-standard-distance-a-planning-study
#16
Klaus Bratengeier, Barbara Herzog, Sonja Wegener, Kostyantyn Holubyev
PURPOSE: Investigation of a reduced source to target distance to improve organ at risk sparing during stereotactic irradiation (STX). METHODS: The authors present a planning study with perfectly target-volume adapted collimator compared with multi-leaf collimator (MLC) at reduced source to virtual isocentre distance (SVID) in contrast to normal source to isocentre distance (SID) for stereotactic applications. The role of MLC leaf width and 20-80% penumbra was examined concerning the healthy tissue sparing...
May 25, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542611/no-molecular-or-serological-evidence-of-zikavirus-infection-among-healthy-blood-donors-living-in-or-travelling-to-regions-where-aedes-albopictus-circulates
#17
Wegene Borena, Tamara Hofer, Karin Stiasny, Stephan W Aberle, Manfred Gaber, Dorothee von Laer, Harald Schennach
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that Zika virus can infect and be transmitted by A. albopictus. The World Health organization (WHO) has raised concerns of autochthonous transmission of the virus in regions where the vector is endemic. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the occurrence of Zika virus (ZIKV) in western Austria (Tyrol) especially after a history of travel to A. albopictus endemic regions. METHODS: The study participants were healthy blood donors at randomly selected donation sites in the west Austrian region Tyrol...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542096/modified-dual-energy-algorithm-for-calcified-plaque-removal-evaluation-in-carotid-computed-tomography-angiography-and-comparison-with-digital-subtraction-angiography
#18
Manoj Mannil, Jaychandran Ramachandran, Ilaria Vittoria de Martini, Susanne Wegener, Bernhard Schmidt, Thomas Flohr, Bernhard Krauss, Antonios Valavanis, Hatem Alkadhi, Sebastian Winklhofer
OBJECTIVES: Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is a valuable tool for the assessment of carotid artery stenosis. However, blooming artifacts from calcified plaques might result in an overestimation of the stenosis grade. The aim of this study was to investigate a new dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) technique with a modified 3-material decomposition algorithm for calcium removal in extracranial carotid artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, institutional review board-approved study, 30 calcified carotid plaques in 22 patients (15 men; mean age, 73 ± 10 years) with clinical suspicion of stroke were included...
May 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540906/an-overlap-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-and-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
#19
Sujit Surendran, Chandramohan Gundappa, Arun Gandhi, Anila Abraham Kurien, Edwin Fernando
We present a case report of overlap of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA; formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis) and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA; formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome). We report a 45-year-old female who presented with rapidly progressive renal failure associated with fever, polyarthralgia, and respiratory symptoms with cytoplasmic antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) and proteinase (PR-3) antigen positivity. Computerized tomography scan of the chest showed diffuse alveolar hemorrhage with renal biopsy revealing pauci-immune necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis with intense eosinophilic infiltration suggestive of eosinophilic GPA (EGPA)...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530551/angular-velocity-integration-in-a-fly-heading-circuit
#20
Daniel Turner-Evans, Stephanie Wegener, Hervé Rouault, Romain Franconville, Tanya Wolff, Johannes D Seelig, Shaul Druckmann, Vivek Jayaraman
Many animals maintain an internal representation of their heading as they move through their surroundings. Such a compass representation was recently discovered in a neural population in the Drosophila melanogaster central complex, a brain region implicated in spatial navigation. Here, we use two-photon calcium imaging and electrophysiology in head-fixed walking flies to identify a different neural population that conjunctively encodes heading and angular velocity, and is excited selectively by turns in either the clockwise or counterclockwise direction...
May 22, 2017: ELife
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