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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424670/azathioprine-mercaptopurine-and-5-aminosalicylic-acid-affect-the-growth-of-ibd-associated-campylobacter-species-and-other-enteric-microbes
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Fang Liu, Rena Ma, Stephen M Riordan, Michael C Grimm, Lu Liu, Yiming Wang, Li Zhang
Campylobacter concisus is a bacterium that is associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Immunosuppressive drugs including azathioprine (AZA) and mercaptopurine (MP), and anti-inflammatory drug such as 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) are commonly used to treat patients with IBD. This study aimed to examine the effects of AZA, MP, and 5-ASA on the growth of IBD-associated bacterial species and to identify bacterial enzymes involved in immunosuppressive drug metabolism. A total of 15 bacterial strains of five species including 11 C...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424453/comorbid-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-and-muscle-specific-kinase-musk-myasthenia-gravis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Michael Sherpa, Ravi K Metai, Viki Kumar, Tinu Hirachan, Kawser U Ahmed, Sharon J Atkinson
BACKGROUND HIV infections with concomitant immunologically-mediated disorders have been frequently described but there has been little research on the association between HIV and myasthenia gravis. MuSK myasthenia gravis coexisting with HIV is an even a rarer entity and can occur as a part of immune restoration disease. We report the case of a patient with asymptomatic HIV infection who presented with new-onset MuSK myasthenia gravis. CASE REPORT A 44-year-old African-American woman with HIV since 2004 and on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) presented to the ED with complains of double vision and difficulty swallowing for 2 weeks...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421999/use-and-withdrawal-of-immunosuppressors-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Jiram Torres-Ruiz, David Faz-Muñoz, Nora Hernández-Díaz, Gabriela Hernandez-Molina
OBJECTIVES: To assess the use and causes of withdrawal of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressors among patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) in the clinical setting. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 155 pSS patients and registered demographics, glandular/extraglandular features, serological data, cumulative ESSDAI and SSDDI. A single rheumatologist attributed the indication and cause of withdrawal of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressors...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421251/defining-the-ultrasound-longitudinal-natural-history-of-newly-diagnosed-pediatric-small-bowel-crohn-disease-treated-with-infliximab-and-infliximab-azathioprine-combination-therapy
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Jonathan R Dillman, Soudabeh Fazeli Dehkordy, Ethan A Smith, Michael A DiPietro, Ramon Sanchez, Vera DeMatos-Maillard, Jeremy Adler, Bin Zhang, Andrew T Trout
BACKGROUND: Little is known about changes in the imaging appearances of the bowel and mesentery over time in either pediatric or adult patients with newly diagnosed small bowel Crohn disease treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (anti-TNF-α) therapy. OBJECTIVE: To define how bowel ultrasound findings change over time and correlate with laboratory inflammatory markers in children who have been newly diagnosed with pediatric small bowel Crohn disease and treated with infliximab...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418137/pregnancy-and-fetal-outcomes-after-paternal-exposure-to-azathioprine-methotrexate-or-mycophenolic-acid-a-critically-appraised-topic
#5
F M Garritsen, M P H van den Broek, A D van Zuilen, H H Fidder, M S de Bruin-Weller, P I Spuls
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407841/cardiovascular-comorbidity-in-inflammatory-rheumatological-conditions
#6
Jürgen Braun, Klaus Krüger, Bernhard Manger, Matthias Schneider, Christof Specker, Hans Joachim Trappe
BACKGROUND: Approximately 1.5 million adults in Germany suffer from an inflammatory rheumatological condition. The most common among these are rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis-above all axial spondyloarthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis (Bekhterev's disease) and psoriatic arthritis. These systemic inflammatory diseases often affect the heart as well. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective literature search, on current European guidelines, and on the authors' clinical experience...
March 24, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406092/safety-of-azathioprine-and-6-mercaptopurine-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-na%C3%A3-ve-to-thiopurine-treatment%C3%A2
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Ram Alaish, David Lundgren, Ole B Suhr, Mårten Werner, Pontus Karling
OBJECTIVES: To determine if 6-mercaptopurine (MP) is better tolerated than azathioprine (AZA) as the initial thiopurine treatment in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Switching patients with IBD from AZA to MP is advocated in patients intolerant to AZA. However, no study has determined if MP is more suited than AZA as a first-line treatment for patients who are naïve to thiopurine treatment. STUDY: The tolerance of AZA and MP treatments in clinical practice was retrospectively evaluated from start to 12 months after initiating treatment in 113 patients with IBD who were all naïve to thiopurines (82 patients treated with AZA and 31 patients with MP)...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402454/adalimumab-vs-azathioprine-in-the-prevention-of-postoperative-crohn-s-disease-recurrence-a-geteccu-randomized-trial
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Antonio López-Sanromán, Isabel Vera-Mendoza, Eugeni Domènech, Carlos Taxonera, Vicente Vega Ruiz, Ignacio Marín-Jiménez, Jordi Guardiola, Luisa Castro, María Esteve, Eva Iglesias, Daniel Ceballos, Pilar Martínez-Montiel, Javier P Gisbert, Miguel Mínguez, Ana Echarri, Xavier Calvet, Jesús Barrio, Joaquín Hinojosa, María Dolores Martín-Arranz, Lucía Márquez-Mosquera, Fernando Bermejo, Jordi Rimola, Vicente Pons, Pilar Nos
Background and Aims: Postoperative recurrence of Crohn's disease (POR-CD) is almost certain if no prophylaxis is administered. Evidence for optimal treatment is lacking. Our aim was to compare the efficacy of adalimumab (ADA) and azathioprine (AZA) in this setting. Methods: We performed a phase 3, 52-week, multicenter, randomized, superiority study (APPRECIA), in which patients with ileocolic resection were randomized either to ADA 160-80-40 mg SC or AZA 2.5 mg/kg/d, both associated to metronidazole...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400553/efficacy-and-safety-of-tacrolimus-treatment-for-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#9
Bo Chen, Qian Wu, Gaotan Ke, Bitao Bu
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a severe inflammatory autoimmune disease that mainly involves the optic nerves and spinal cord, causing blindness and paralysis. Although some immunosuppressants such as rituximab and azathioprine have proven to be effective in relapse prevention, the high costs or intolerable adverse events preclude their wide application. Thus, we have conducted a retrospective study in 25 NMOSD patients who were treated with tacrolimus, an immunosuppressant with high efficacy and good tolerance in other autoimmune diseases, to assess its efficacy and safety in NMOSD treatment during the last five years (2011-2016)...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399021/an-update-on-the-treatment-of-iga-nephropathy
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Sean Barbour, John Feehally
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The treatment of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) has been limited by several controversies in the literature, including the benefits of corticosteroids in addition to optimized renin-angiotensin system blockers (RASBs), in those with lower estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), or in different ethnic groups. Recent studies have attempted to address these issues. RECENT FINDINGS: Two observational studies suggest the efficacy of corticosteroids in those with lower eGFR, but with a higher risk of adverse events...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394968/-autoimmune-encephalitis-induced-by-antibodies-against-gaba-a-receptor
#11
Pablo González R, Lorena Hudson A, Esteban Basáez M, Marcelo Miranda C
Among autoimmune encephalitides, a prevalent group are those associated with antibodies against the N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptor, which present with behavior abnormalities, psychosis, seizures and abnormal movements. A new variant, mediated by antibodies against the GABA-A receptor, was recen-tly described. We report a 66-years-old female with this form of encephalitis whose main manifestation was the presence of severe seizures leading to status epilepticus. The patient had a good response to immunomodulatory therapy with intravenous methylprednisolone, azathioprine and anticonvulsants...
November 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390566/vasculitis-and-pregnancy
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Leah Machen, Megan E B Clowse
Vasculitis is more often a disease of women beyond their reproductive years, leaving the challenges of pregnancy management difficult to study. Pregnancy complications, including pregnancy loss and preterm birth, are higher among women with all forms of vasculitis. It seems that controlling the disease before pregnancy may improve the chances of pregnancy success. Many medications used for vasculitis are considered low risk in pregnancy, including prednisone, colchicine, azathioprine, and tumor necrosis factor inhibitors...
May 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388864/clinical-and-histologic-features-of-azathioprine-induced-hepatotoxicity
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Sith Siramolpiwat, Dussadee Sakonlaya
BACKGROUND: Hepatoxicity is a relative uncommon complication related with Azathioprine, however most studies were performed in inflammatory bowel diseases patients. The aim of this study is to report the clinical profile of patients with Azathioprine-induced hepatotoxicity. METHODS: All medical records of patients received Azathioprine from 2010 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Hepatotoxicity was defined as serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspatate aminotransferase (AST) or total bilirubin >2 times upper limit normal...
April 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386975/azathioprine-treatment-and-drug-survival-in-patients-with-chronic-hand-eczema-results-from-daily-practice
#14
Jart A F Oosterhaven, Klaziena Politiek, Marie-Louise A Schuttelaar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376623/the-clinical-extremes-of-autoimmune-cholangitis
#15
Sara Campos, Dário Gomes, Maria Augusta Cipriano, Carlos Sofia
Autoimmune cholangitis (AIC) was first described in 1987 as immunocholangitis in three women who presented with signs and symptoms of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), but who were antimitochondrial (AMA) negative and antinuclear antibodies (ANA) positive, and responded to immunosuppressive therapy with azathioprine and prednisolone (1). AIC is a rare chronic cholestatic inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of high ANA or smooth muscle antibodies (SMA) but AMA seronegativity. Histologically, AIC exhibits bile duct injury (2)...
April 3, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375199/stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-a-multicenter-study
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Ana Paula Sakamoto, Clovis Artur Silva, Claudia Saad-Magalhães, Aline Nicácio Alencar, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Katia Kozu, Cassia Maria Passarelli Lupoli Barbosa, Maria Teresa Terreri
OBJECTIVE: To assess Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) in a large population of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) patients. METHODS: Multicenter study including 852 cSLE patients followed in Pediatric Rheumatology centers in São Paulo, Brazil. SJS was defined as epidermal detachment below 10% of body surface area (BSA), overlap SJS-TEN 10-30% and TEN greater than 30% of BSA. RESULTS: SJS and TEN was observed in 5/852 (0...
March 26, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375198/lupus-protein-losing-enteropathy-patient-with-protein-c-and-protein-s-deficiency-induced-thrombosis-a-case-report-with-review-of-the-literature
#17
Ratchaya Lertnawapan, Dussadee Sakonlaya
A case report of SLE with PLE in an Asian female; presented with edema, pleural effusion, ascites and profound hypoalbuminemia. She also had severe protein C and protein S depletion from GI loss which caused extensive thrombosis. Her disease was refractory to the treatment with high dose steroid, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil and cyclophosphamide. Bowel resection was performed without improvement. Fortunately, the patient responded to another course of pulse methyl prednisolone and a second line medication after surgery...
March 27, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374975/enrichment-of-genetic-variants-in-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-signalling-pathway-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-with-failure-of-standard-treatment
#18
Peter Lykke Eriksen, Martin Kreutzfeldt, Henning Grønbaek, Kasper Thorsen, Søren Vang, Niels Jessen, Hendrik Vilstrup
The standard treatment for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is predniso(lo)ne for remission induction, tapered and followed by azathioprine, which effectively controls the disease in the majority of patients. However, some patients prove to be unresponsive or non-tolerant and require alternative immunosuppressive regimens for disease control. We aimed to investigate whether these AIH patients who experience failure of standard treatment have a genomic basis for their problem in the form of pharmacogenetic variants...
April 4, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372453/coloduodenal-and-enterocutaneous-fistula-in-twins-with-crohn%C3%A2-s-disease
#19
Maíia Pilar Ballester, David Martí, Marta Maia Boscá Watts, José Martín Arévalo, Miguel Mínguez
We present the case of a pair of 45-year-old monozygotic twins (A and B) diagnosed with Crohn's disease (CD) at age 20 (A) and 22 (B) with similar presenting symptoms: diarrhea, fever and weight loss. Both of them had duodenal and ileocolonic disease (A2, L3+L4 according to Montreal classification); twin B also presented jejunal involvement and perianal disease (B1p). They received treatment with antibiotics, corticosteroids, 5-ASA, azathioprine and anti-TNF with a poor control of activity. They both developed a coloduodenal fistula that required surgery...
April 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367947/a-case-of-amyloid-myopathy-diagnosed-during-the-treatment-of-myopathy-associated-with-anti-signal-recognition-particle-antibodies
#20
Nobuko Kawakami, Yusuke Katsuyama, Yuka Hagiwara, Hidefumi Yoshida, Kang Kim, Kiyoshi Harada
A 78-year-old man presented with subacute progressive proximal weakness and dysphagia. A biopsy specimen from the left biceps femoris revealed evidence of necrotic and regenerating muscle fibers, but lymphocyte infiltration was not noted. The patient was diagnosed with necrotizing myopathy with anti-signal recognition particle (SRP) antibodies. Concomitant therapy with prednisolone and azathioprine caused the serum CK level to return to normal and it caused clinical manifestations to abate. One year later, however, muscle weakness worsened...
March 30, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
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