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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105401/bioinformatic-analysis-identifies-three-potentially-key-differentially-expressed-genes-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-patients-with-takayasu-s-arteritis
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Renping Huang, Yang He, Bei Sun, Bing Liu
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify several potentially key genes associated with the pathogenesis of Takayasu's arteritis (TA). This identification may lead to a deeper mechanistic understanding of TA etiology and pave the way for potential therapeutic approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, the microarray dataset GSE33910, which includes expression data for peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) samples isolated from TA patients and normal volunteers, was downloaded from the publicly accessible Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database...
January 2018: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030659/cyclophosphamide-could-be-a-better-choice-than-methotrexate-as-induction-treatment-for-patients-with-more-severe-takayasu-s-arteritis
#2
Ying Sun, Lili Ma, Lingying Ma, Xiufang Kong, Huiyong Chen, Peng Lv, Jiang Lin, Hao Liu, Yan Yan, Zongfei Ji, Chengde Yang, Shengming Dai, Weiguo Wan, Yaohong Zou, Xuejuan Jin, Lindi Jiang
To assess the effectiveness of cyclophosphamide (CYC) versus methotrexate (MTX) for active Takayasu's arteritis (TA). The current study was based on a cohort of TA at Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University. TA was diagnosed using the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria. Fifty-eight subjects receiving induction treatment with CYC (n = 46) or MTX (N = 12) were included in the analysis. Effectiveness and toxicity were assessed in all 58 cases. Clinical remission was defined as: Kerr score reduction to ≤ 1 and glucocorticoids (GC) treatment at a dose of ≤ 0...
December 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932730/aorto-carotid-bypass-in-patients-with-takayasu-arteritis
#3
Hong Seok Han, Kyoung Won Yoon, Seon-Hee Heo, Yang Jin Park, Young-Wook Kim, Dong-Ik Kim
PURPOSE: Takayasu arteritis is an indication for bypass surgery when this condition results in severe cerebrovascular ischemia due to occlusion of the carotid arteries. We reviewed the patients with Takayasu arteritis who received aorto-carotid bypass due to cerebrovascular ischemia. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 19 patients with Takayasu arteritis who underwent aorto-carotid bypass from March 2002 to April 2015. RESULTS: All patients were female and the mean of their age was 40...
September 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863945/the-renal-artery-is-involved-in-chinese-takayasu-s-arteritis-patients
#4
Zhe Chen, Jing Li, Yunjiao Yang, Hongchao Li, Jiuliang Zhao, Fei Sun, Mengtao Li, Xinping Tian, Xiaofeng Zeng
Takayasu's arteritis is a rare systemic vasculitis mainly affecting the aorta and its major branches. Previous studies have suggested that almost half of the Asian Takayasu's patients have renal artery involvement. However, due to the rarity of the disease, little is known about renal artery involvement in Chinese Takayasu's arteritis patients. Here, we retrospectively reviewed and analyzed 411 patients diagnosed with Takayasu's arteritis in our center to explore the clinical features of renal artery involvement in this group of patients...
August 30, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841389/osimertinib-as-first-line-treatment-of-egfr-mutation-positive-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#5
Suresh S Ramalingam, James C-H Yang, Chee Khoon Lee, Takayasu Kurata, Dong-Wan Kim, Thomas John, Naoyuki Nogami, Yuichiro Ohe, Helen Mann, Yuri Rukazenkov, Serban Ghiorghiu, Daniel Stetson, Aleksandra Markovets, J Carl Barrett, Kenneth S Thress, Pasi A Jänne
Purpose The AURA study ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01802632) included two cohorts of treatment-naïve patients to examine clinical activity and safety of osimertinib (an epidermal growth factor receptor [EGFR] -tyrosine kinase inhibitor selective for EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor sensitizing [ EGFRm] and EGFR T790M resistance mutations) as first-line treatment of EGFR-mutated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients and Methods Sixty treatment-naïve patients with locally advanced or metastatic EGFRm NSCLC received osimertinib 80 or 160 mg once daily (30 patients per cohort)...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811356/clinical-characteristics-of-heart-involvement-in-chinese-patients-with-takayasu-arteritis
#6
Jing Li, Hongchao Li, Fei Sun, Zhe Chen, Yunjiao Yang, Jiuliang Zhao, Mengtao Li, Xinping Tian, Xiaofeng Zeng
OBJECTIVE: To understand the characteristics of heart involvement in Chinese patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA). METHODS: The medical charts of 411 patients with TA (325 women, 86 men) were retrospectively reviewed. The comparison of clinical manifestations was carried out between the patients with TA with (n = 164) and without (n = 247) heart involvement. RESULTS: The median age at disease onset was 23.0 years (18.0-30.0) in 411 patients with TA, and 23...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545566/the-clinical-characteristics-of-chinese-takayasu-s-arteritis-patients-a-retrospective-study-of-411-patients-over-24-years
#7
Jing Li, Fei Sun, Zhe Chen, Yunjiao Yang, Jiuliang Zhao, Mengtao Li, Xinping Tian, Xiaofeng Zeng
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of 411 Chinese Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) patients using a retrospective analysis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 810 medical charts of patients with a diagnosis of TAK who were admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 1990 to 2014. 411 patients with a complete dataset were finally included in the analysis. The demographic data, clinical features, angiographic patterns, and TAK-related surgical procedures were collected and analyzed...
May 25, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466805/aortic-stiffness-evaluated-by-echocardiography-in-female-patients-with-takayasu-s-arteritis
#8
Yong Yang, Zhen Wang, Li-Jun Yuan, Tie-Sheng Cao, Jie Liu, Rong Ren, Yun-You Duan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the aortic stiffness (AS) in young female patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) and comparable controls by measuring carotid-femoral PWV (PWVcf) using echocardiography with pulse wave Doppler. The clinical feasibility and reproducibility of this echocardiographic method were also investigated. METHODS: Twenty-five TAK female patients (mean age 28.3±6.2 years) and 25 strictly matched healthy controls were included according to rigorous inclusion and exclusion criteria...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457530/long-term-outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-versus-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-takayasu-arteritis-patients-with-coronary-artery-involvement
#9
Xiao Wang, Aimin Dang, Naqiang Lv, Nan Cheng, Xuesen Cheng, Yuejin Yang, Yunhu Song
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery involvement significantly increases mortality of patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA); however, the optimal revascularization strategy for this condition has not been established. We aimed to compare the long-term outcomes of TA patients with coronary artery involvement treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention with stenting (PCI). METHODS: Data from 46 TA patients with coronary artery involvement were analyzed according to their revascularization strategies...
March 24, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406764/the-efficacy-of-tocilizumab-for-the-treatment-of-chinese-takayasu-s-arteritis
#10
Jiaxin Zhou, Zhe Chen, Jing Li, Yunjiao Yang, Jiuliang Zhao, Hu Chen, Min Liu, Fei Sun, Mengtao Li, Xinping Tian, Xiaofeng Zeng
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tocilizumab (TCZ) in Chinese Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) patients. METHODS: This was a single-centre prospective study. Sixteen consecutive TAK patients were included. Patients were treated with tocilizumab infusions with a dosage of 8 mg/kg. Serum inflammation markers including erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and hypersensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) were recorded at baseline and before each TCZ infusion...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317622/aortic-dissection-in-takayasu-arteritis
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Kun-Qi Yang, Yan-Kun Yang, Xu Meng, Ying Zhang, Hui-Min Zhang, Hai-Ying Wu, Ya-Xin Liu, Xiong-Jing Jiang, Jun Cai, Xian-Liang Zhou, Ru-Tai Hui, De-Yu Zheng, Li-Sheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Aortic dissection (AD) is a rare complication of Takayasu arteritis (TA). The clinical presentation and long-term management outcomes of AD in patients with TA have not been well described. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients with TA along with AD admitted to Fuwai Hospital between January 1985 and March 2016. Clinical data and follow-up data were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: Of the 1,154 patients with TA, we identified 10 patients (0...
April 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237733/outcomes-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-with-takayasu-arteritis
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Yankun Yang, Tao Tian, Kunqi Yang, Ying Zhang, Xu Meng, Peng Fan, Lei Feng, Chaowei Mu, Linggen Gao, Xianliang Zhou
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery involvement is not a rare presentation of Takayasu arteritis (TA) and the treatment is challenging. The optimal methods of revascularization, and prognosis of treatment have not been established. OBJECTIVES: To assess the long-term outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in TA patients. METHODS: Patients with coronary artery involved in TA who underwent either PCI or CABG were identified between February 2003 and December 2015...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139021/echocardiographic-characteristics-of-pulmonary-artery-involvement-in-takayasu-arteritis
#13
Wei Jiang, Yuanhua Yang, Xiuzhang Lv, Yidan Li, Zhanhong Ma, Jifeng Li
BACKGROUND: Up to 50% patients with Takayasu arteritis have pulmonary artery involvement. Hence, the early identification of pulmonary artery involvement to facilitate prompt treatment is required. METHODS: This retrospective study was performed in patients diagnosed with Takayasu arteritis between January 2009 and January 2016. Pulmonary artery involvement was confirmed with computed tomographic pulmonary angiography. Images from transthoracic echocardiography in three windows (suprasternal right pulmonary artery long-axis view, parasternal aortic short-axis view, and subxiphoid view) were documented and analyzed...
March 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924855/the-efficacy-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-for-the-treatment-of-chinese-takayasu-s-arteritis
#14
Jing Li, Yunjiao Yang, Jiuliang Zhao, Mengtao Li, Xinping Tian, Xiaofeng Zeng
To investigate the therapeutic effect of mycophenolate mofetil(MMF) on Chinese Takayasu's arteritis(TAK) patients. Thirty consecutive TAK outpatients were prospectively enrolled during 2013 to 2015. MMF combined with glucocorticoid was the primary treatment regimen. If clinical stable disease could not be reached, another traditional immunosuppressive agent could be added. All patients were evaluated and followed up every 3 months and vascular image studies by Doppler ultrasonography were repeated every 6 months...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908309/an-unrecognised-presentation-of-takayasu-arteritis-superficial-femoral-artery-involvement
#15
Hui Dong, Wuqiang Che, Xiongjing Jiang, Meng Peng, Yubao Zou, Huimin Zhang, Bo Xu, Yuejin Yang, Runlin Gao
OBJECTIVES: Superficial femoral artery (SFA) involvement in Takayasu arteritis (TAK) has rarely been reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristic and clinical outcomes of endovascular therapy in such patients. METHODS: We analysed the data collected from 105 consecutive patients with TAK, who were diagnosed from January 2011 to December 2013. All patients underwent ankle brachial index (ABI) measurements and angiography. Nine patients with an ABI <0...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667281/-a-case-of-takayasu-arteritis-with-sudden-cardiac-arrest-as-the-first-manifestation
#16
P P Xia, S M Zhang, G Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629397/il-9-producing-th9-cells-may-participate-in-pathogenesis-of-takayasu-s-arteritis
#17
Li-Li Pan, Juan Du, Na Gao, Hua Liao, Jin Wan, Wei-Ping Ci, Chun Yang, Tian Wang
Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) is a type of large vessel vasculitis which involves the aorta and its major branches. Interleukin (IL)-9 or IL-9-producing Th9 cells were found to be involved in pathogenesis of autoimmune arteritis such as giant cell arteritis, but IL-9 or Th9 cells in TAK were not well known. Here, this study aims to analyze the levels of serum IL-9 and their major source Th9 cells in TAK. With the help of cytometric bead array (CBA), a total of 21 patients with TAK were examined for serum levels of cytokines IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-17, IL-10, TNF-α, IFN-γ, and IL-9...
December 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27523893/-the-analysis-of-the-clinical-records-diagnosed-as-takayasu-s-arteritis-with-pulmonary-vascular-involvement
#18
J B Dou, J N Gong, Z H Ma, T G Kuang, Y H Yang
OBJECTIVE: To enhance the understanding of Takayasu's arteritis with pulmonary vascular involvement through the analyses on clinical features, imaging findings, misdiagnoses and treatments. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted to analyze the clinical records of patients diagnosed as Takayasu's arteritis with pulmonary vascular involvement admitted to Beijing Chaoyang Hospital from January 2004 to December 2014. RESULTS: In recent 10 years, there were 90 patients diagnosed as Takayasu's arteritis in Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, 33 of them were involved with pulmonary arterial, which account for 36...
August 2016: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27464535/-a-comparative-study-of-diagnostic-efficacy-of-different-diagnostic-classification-criteria-in-takayasu-arteritis
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
X F Kong, Z F Ji, L L Ma, X M Dai, Y Yan, H Y Chen, C D Yang, L Y Ma, S M Dai, L J Wu, L D Jiang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze and evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of Ishikawa's, the modified Ishikawa's criteria, 1990 American College of Rheumatology (ACR ) classification criteria and the diagnostic model based on Chinese population in Chinese TA patients. METHODS: One hundred and forty-nine patients with Takayasu arteritis and 126 patients with other vascular disorders which involved aorta or its branches were recruited in this study.All the patients were admitted to the Department of rheumatism and Immunology clinic or inpatient department of Zhongshan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University from January 1(st), 2008 to June 31(st), 2015...
July 19, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220584/-a-case-of-takayasu-arteritis-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-as-the-initial-presentation
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W H Xu, W J Guo, T S Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
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