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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741242/the-weakening-effect-of-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-inhibitor-auda-on-febrile-response-to-lipopolysaccharide-and-turpentine-in-rat
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Jakub Piotrowski, Tomasz Jędrzejewski, Małgorzata Pawlikowska, Agata Joanna Pacuła, Jacek Ścianowski, Wiesław Kozak
A still growing body of evidence suggests the importance of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) in the regulation of inflammatory response; therefore, drugs that stabilize their levels by targeting the soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH), an enzyme responsible for their metabolism, are currently under investigation. The effect of sEH inhibitors on molecular components of fever mechanism, i.e., on synthesis of pro-inflammatory cytokines or prostaglandins, has been repeatedly proven; however, the hypothesis that sEH inhibitors affect febrile response has never been tested...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736046/the-optical-imaging-of-tarantula-hair-corneal-injury-one-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yuedong Hu, Yuanyuan Xu
INTRODUCTION: Tarantulas belonging to the Theraphosidae family are more and more popular as family pets. Ocular injuries caused by tarantulas are reported in several articles. We hereby report the first known case of ocular injury caused by a tarantula in China. CASE: A 22-year-old girl was referred to our hospital with one-week history of red and irritated left eye after she grabbed her molting Chilean Rose Tarantula. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 on both eyes...
July 20, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735154/accuracy-of-c-reactive-protein-as-a-bacterial-infection-marker-in-critically-immunosuppressed-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Vanessa Martins de Oliveira, Rafael Barberena Moraes, Airton Tetelbom Stein, Eliana Márcia Wendland
BACKGROUND: There is a need for a better understanding of the role of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a valid marker for the detection of bacterial infections in critically immunosuppressed patients. A high negative predictive value of CRP is also needed to rule out sepsis and bacterial infections in immunocompetent patients. However, few studies have evaluated the performance of CRP in immunocompromised hosts. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the performance of CRP as a marker of infection in critically immunosuppressed patients...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733929/outcomes-of-ahmed-glaucoma-valve-implantation-for-steroid-induced-elevated-intraocular-pressure-in-patients-with-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Umit Eksioglu, Caglar Oktem, Gulten Sungur, Mehmet Yakin, Gulizar Demirok, Firdevs Ornek
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) in the management of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) secondary to steroid use for macular edema in patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). METHODS: A total of nine eyes of five patients were evaluated retrospectively. Complete success was defined as IOP ≤ 21 mmHg without glaucoma medications, while qualified success was defined as IOP ≤ 21 mmHg with glaucoma medications. RESULTS: Mean age at surgery was 25...
July 21, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732621/generic-trypan-blue-as-possible-cause-of%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-cluster-of-toxic-anterior-segment-syndrome-cases-after-uneventful-cataract%C3%A2-surgery
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Artemis Matsou, Argyrios Tzamalis, Nikolaos Chalvatzis, Asimina Mataftsi, Ioannis Tsinopoulos, Periklis Brazitikos
Five of 16 patients having uneventful cataract surgery over 2 consecutive days presented on the first postoperative day with painless, unexpected blurry vision; marked limbus-to-limbus corneal edema; and severe anterior chamber inflammation with hypopyon and fibrin formation. Review of the records showed the 5 patients had received an intracameral injection of generic trypan blue solution 0.06% to facilitate the capsulorhexis. Patients who had not received the trypan blue injection had an uneventful first-day check and subsequent course...
June 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731822/treatments-for-idiopathic-granulomatous-mastitis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xin Lei, Kai Chen, Liling Zhu, Erwei Song, Fengxi Su, Shunrong Li
OBJECTIVES: Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a benign breast disease with no ideal treatment regimen so far. This study aimed to evaluate the complete remission/resolution (CR) rate and recurrence rate of different treatment options. METHODS: We systematically searched and identified eligible studies from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2015, in PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Medline databases. We included original studies reporting the CR and/or recurrence rate of each treatment used...
July 21, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730611/should-adjuvant-irradiation-to-prevent-keloidal-fibroproliferative-growth-be-standard-of-care
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M K Ramirez-Fort, B Meier, A Feily, C S Lange
After cutaneous injury, cytokine mediators recruit an inflammatory infiltrate that stimulates migration of keratinocytes and fibroblasts; subsequent proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes begins 4 to 5 days later [1]. The formation of a keloid is dependent upon fibroblast migration, proliferation and type III collagen production [1]. First{\hyphen}line treatment of keloids involves topical or intralesional steroids. Recurrent or resistant keloids are managed by surgical excision or cryotherapy, followed by steroidal application, that presumably limits inflammation and cellular migration...
July 21, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718933/treatment-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa-with-rifampicin-have-we-forgotten-tuberculosis
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P Mendes-Bastos, R Macedo, R Duarte
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, recurrent and debilitating skin disease of the hair follicle that is accompanied by systemic inflammation. Treating HS is challenging, and therapeutic tools as diverse as topical and systemic antibiotics, biologics, intralesional steroids, surgical procedures or light and laser therapies are frequently needed. The combination of oral clindamycin and rifampicin (R+C) has been suggested as a possible treatment regimen (level of evidence III, strength of recommendation C)...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715190/chemical-topic-modeling-exploring-molecular-datasets-using-a-common-text-mining-approach
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Nadine Schneider, Nikolas Fechner, Gregory A Landrum, Nikolaus Stiefl
Big data is one of the key transformative factors which are increasingly influencing all aspects of modern life. Although this transformation brings vast opportunities it also generates novel challenges, not the least of which is organizing and searching this data deluge. The field of medicinal chemistry is not different: more and more data are being generated, for instance by technologies such as DNA encoded libraries, peptide libraries, text mining of large literature corpora, and new in silico enumeration methods...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707485/common-and-uncommon-adverse-cutaneous-reactions-to-erlotinib-a-study-of-20-chinese-patients-with-cancer
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Huiling Zhu, Zhe Zhu, Weining Huang, Xiping Cheng, Jiaxi He, Chunping Xiong, Jiande Han
Erlotinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is used for treating non-small cell lung cancers. It is frequently known to cause skin toxicities. Systemic toxicities and anaphylactic cutaneous reactions have been rarely mentioned. Adverse cutaneous reactions were reported in 20 patients, including 6 cases of anaphylactic dermatitis, 12 cases of acneiform rash, 9 cases of xerosis, 5 cases of nail changes, and 4 cases of hair changes. One case of anaphylactic dermatitis manifested as erythema with swelling on the face and neck, and others as erosive and scaly erythema on the fold of skin, or red macules, papules, plaques, and pigmentation on the whole body...
July 14, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706087/periconception-endogenous-and-exogenous-maternal-sex-steroid-hormones-and-risk-of-asthma-and-allergy-in-offspring-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Merhunisa Talovic, Aziz Sheikh, Nicola McCleary, Maijaliisa Erkkola, Minna Kaila, Suvi M Virtanen, Bright I Nwaru
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy is associated with several hormonal changes which influence the developing fetus. Variations in maternal endogenous hormones and prepregnancy use of hormonal preparations have been linked to asthma and allergy in the offspring, but findings are inconsistent. We plan to undertake a systematic review to synthesise the evidence on the association between endogenous and exogenous maternal sex hormones and the risk of asthma and allergy in the offspring. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will search Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Institute of Scientific Information Web of Science, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health, Scopus, Google Scholar, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, Global Health, Psychological Information (PsycINFO), Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience (CAB) International and WHO Global Health Library from inception until 2016 to identify relevant studies on the topic...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697225/low-dose-methotrexate-for-vitiligo
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Anna Cristina Garza-Mayers, Daniela Kroshinsky
<p>BACKGROUND: Treatment of vitiligo is aimed at repigmentation and often consists of multiple modalities, none of which are universally or rapidly successful. Extensive cases are most often treated with ultraviolet light therapy, which can be both costly and time-consuming. Though vitiligo is an autoimmune disease, there is no current data to support systemic immunosuppressive monotherapy.</p> <p>CASE SUMMARY: Here we present a case series of 3 patients with vitiligo treated for 11-16 months with low-dose methotrexate (12...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697223/treatment-of-annular-elastolytic-giant-cell-granuloma-with-topical-tretinoin
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Aubrey Wagenseller, Cecilia Larocca, Neelam A Vashi
<p>Annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma, also known as actinic granuloma, is a rare skin condition with a chronic course that is often resistant to treatment. Literature is sparse, and only a handful of case reports are available to guide treatment decisions. Typical first line treatment options include topical and intralesional steroids, topical pimecrolimus, and cryotherapy. Resistant cases have been treated with cyclosporine, systemic steroids, antimalarials, and oral retinoids. In particular, acitretin and isotretinoin have shown success in three cases...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697215/update-on-the-systemic-risks-of-superpotent-topical-steroids
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Mio Nakamura, Michael Abrouk, Henry Zhu, Benjamin Farahnik, John Koo, Tina Bhutani
<p>INTRODUCTION: The potential for systemic effects due to percutaneous absorption of superpotent topical steroids has been a longstanding concern. The Food and Drug Administration currently recommends limiting the use of superpotent topical steroids to 50g per week for 2 or 4 consecutive weeks depending on the formulation, which is mostly based on the exact duration with which phase 3 clinical trials were allowed to be conducted per the FDA. This article reviews all published clinical incidence of adrenal adverse effects in the medical literature, specifically Cushing's syndrome (CS) and pathologic adrenal suppression (PAAS), to try to ascertain a more realistic limit for the safe use of superpotent topical steroids as it pertains to its potential systemic effects...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691537/pharmacological-management-of-dermatomyositis
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Zoltán Griger, Melinda Nagy-Vincze, Katalin Dankó
Dermatomyositis is a rare heterogeneous systemic autoimmune disease with multiple organ involvement which can result in significant disability and mortality. Despite the lack of placebo-controlled trials, glucocorticoids are considered to be the mainstay of initial management. Treatment strategies are mainly based on uncontrolled studies, evidence based guidelines for treatments do not exist. Areas covered: This review provides an overview of the currently available pharmacological treatments in the field of dermatomyositis including conventional immunosuppressants, biologics and topical agents...
July 8, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690518/trichoscopic-findings-of-erosive-pustular-dermatosis-of-the-scalp-associated-with-gefitinib
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Tomohisa Fukui, Hideo Kitamura, Ken Harada, Hajime Nakano, Daisuke Sawamura
Alopecia associated with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor therapy is a rare cutaneous side effect with the potential to progress to scarring alopecia. Thus, dermatologists should make an early diagnosis. We present the case of a 57-year-old Japanese female with scarring alopecia associated with gefitinib, which is an EGFR inhibitor, including trichoscopic findings. The patient treated with gefitinib for non-small cell lung cancer experienced skin rash and hair loss of the scalp. The scalp lesions appeared similar to erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687682/bilateral-interstitial-keratitis-with-anterior-stromal-infiltrates-associated-with-reactive-arthritis
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Yi Eve Hsing, James Walker
A previously healthy 48-year-old man presented with a 1-week history of migrating polyarthropathy preceded by a viral illness, dysuria and bilateral red eyes. Ocular examination revealed anterior and interstitial stromal keratitis. He was systemically well but had raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C reactive protein and was positive for human leucocyte antigen B27 on extensive infective, rheumatological and autoimmune investigations. Although the exact triggering pathogen was not identified, clinical findings were consistent with reactive arthritis...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683782/a-descriptive-study-of-self-medication-practices-among-sri-lankan-national-level-athletes
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A D A Fernando, L M H Bandara, H M S T Bandara, S Pilapitiya, A de Silva
BACKGROUND: Intake of medicines and supplements is widespread among the professional athletes in developed countries and there are reports to suggest inappropriate self-administration of medicine. Data from South Asia on this area is lacking. This study examined self-medication practices with regard to use of allopathic and herbal/traditional medicines among national -level Sri Lankan athletes. RESULTS: 209 athletes from 15 national sport teams were assessed using an anonymous, interviewer administered questionnaire...
July 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683480/-penetrating-limbokeratoplasty-for-gelatinous-corneal-dystrophy
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Stefan J Lang, Daniel Böhringer, Thomas Reinhard
Background Gelatinous corneal dystrophy is a very rare disease in Europe and North America. Patients suffer from pain, photophobia and loss of vision, usually before the age of 20. Transplantation of limbal stem cells was proposed due to the high rate of recurrence after conventional penetrating keratoplasty. We present the results of penetrating limbokeratoplasty, a combined transplantation of cornea and limbal stem cells, in patients with gelatinous corneal dystrophy. Methods We present a series of 7 consecutive eyes with gelatinous corneal dystrophy, which were treated with penetrating limbokeratoplasty-4 eyes of 3 patients had already undergone multiple conventional corneal transplantations...
July 6, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680623/nephrogenic-systemic-fibrosis
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Abhilash Koratala, Vikrampal Bhatti
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a fibrosing disorder seen in patients with renal dysfunction, commonly precipitated by administration of gadolinium contrast. There is no consistently successful treatment, but oral steroids, topical dovonex, extracorporeal photopheresis, and plasmapheresis have been tried [http://www.icnfdr.org/ Last accessed: 1/6/2017]. Avoidance of gadolinium in such patients is the key to prevention.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
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