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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057604/biological-markers-in-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-pleural-effusion
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Bastien Mollo, Stéphane Jouveshomme, François Philippart, Benoît Pilmis
Tuberculosis is one of the main etiologies to evoke in the context of lymphocyte pleurisy. However, diagnosis is difficult and is based on mycobacteriology that is not enough sensitive and time-consuming, or on histology that requires invasive biopsy gesture. This literature review, carried out from Medline, summarizes the main meta-analyzes, reviews, and originator publications in English on biomarkers, classic and more innovative, studied for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy. Among the immuno-biochemical markers, interferon-γ (IFN-γ), isoenzyme of adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) and total adenosine deaminase (ADA) seem the most relevant with respective sensitivities of 89% (87-91), 97...
January 5, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986981/-pulmonary-causes-of-chest-pain
#2
B Jany
Chest pain represents one of the most frequent symptoms of pulmonary diseases, in addition to dyspnea and cough. The broad differential diagnostics include the intensely painful but prognostically benign acute pleurisy as well as potentially life-threatening events, such as acute pulmonary embolism or malignant chest diseases. Primary spontaneous pneumothorax is characterized by acute chest pain. Pain associated with a respiratory infection, such as pneumonia rarely poses a difficult diagnostic problem. Painful diseases of the lungs can be differentiated in an initial approach by asking the patient if the pain is related to breathing, which is characteristic of pleuritic chest diseases...
January 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976470/esi-ms-2-and-anti-inflammatory-studies-of-cyclopropanic-triterpenes-uplc-esi-ms-and-ms-2-search-of-related-metabolites-from-donella-ubanguiensis
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Louis P Sandjo, Marcus V P Dos Santos Nascimento, Layzon A L da Silva, Antonio C M Munhoz, Luiz A E Pollo, Maique W Biavatti, Bonaventure T Ngadjui, Till Opatz, Tania S Fröde
INTRODUCTION: Triterpenes are one of the largest secondary metabolites groups spread in the plant kingdom with various skeletons. These metabolites have showed various bioactivities including anti-inflammatory activity. OBJECTIVE: The study aims to explore the mass spectrometry fragmentation of donellanic acids A-C (DA A-C), three compounds identified from Donella ubanguiensis; in addition, the fragmentation behaviour of these metabolites will serve as a fingerprint to search and characterise triterpenes congeners in fruits, bark and wood crude extracts of D...
January 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931685/evaluation-of-different-laboratory-methods-for-rapid-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-pleurisy
#4
Safaa Amer, Azza El Hefnawy, Nashwa Abdel Wahab, Hadir Okasha, Amira Baz
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Tuberculous pleurisy is a diagnostic challenge due to its nonspecific clinical presentation, paucibacillary nature of the effusion together with the inefficiency of conventional laboratory methods motivating the evaluation of variable diagnostic strategies. METHODS: Using thoracoscopy, the pleural cavity of 50 patients with undiagnosed exudative pleural effusion were fully examined and biopsy specimens of affected parietal pleura were taken under direct vision...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912150/calea-uniflora-less-attenuates-the-inflammatory-response-to-carrageenan-induced-pleurisy-in-mice
#5
Julia Salvan da Rosa, Silvana Virginia Gagliotti Vigil de Mello, Geison Vicente, Yeo Jim K Moon, Felipe Perozzo Daltoé, Tamires Cardoso Lima, Rafaela de Jesus Souza, Maique Weber Biavatti, Tânia Silvia Fröde
Calea uniflora Less. (family Asteraceae), also named "arnica" and "erva-de-lagarto", is a native plant to the South and Southeast of Brazil. This species was used to treat rheumatism, respiratory diseases, and digestive problems in Brazilian folk medicine. In vitro studies have shown the important biological effects of C. uniflora. However no studies have focused on the mechanism of action of anti-inflammatory activity of C. uniflora. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of the crude extract, its fractions, and isolated compounds obtained from of C...
January 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902616/diagnostic-accuracy-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-assay-for-tuberculous-pleurisy-a-prisma-compliant-meta-analysis
#6
Min Li, Zhuang Luo, Wenye Zhu, Rana Sami Ullah Khan, Ummair Saeed, Shaoqing Shi
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy is difficult and traditional methods are not always helpful. Many studies have focused on the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) assay in pleural effusion for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy, but the results remain controversial. This meta-analysis was conducted to determine the overall diagnostic accuracy of TNF-α. METHODS: Relevant studies were searched from PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wangfang, and Weipu...
2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899783/-a-case-of-recurrent-breast-cancer-with-carcinomatous-pleurisy-successfully-treated-with-biweekly-paclitaxel-and-bevacizumab
#7
Takashi Yoshida, Yoshinari Goto, Kana Sakiyama, Morihiko Kimura
A 72-year-old woman underwent mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection for left breast cancer at the age of 43 years, and was diagnosed with breast cancer metastasis to the pleura at the age of 68 years. She had been sequentially treated with hormonal therapies, but complained of a cough and dyspnea after 4 years. Chest radiography showed right pleural effusion, and cytological examination of the pleural effusion revealed adenocarcinoma cells. Biweekly paclitaxel and bevacizumab therapy was administered...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878909/role-of-mcp-1-in-pleural-effusion-development-in-a-carrageenan-induced-murine-model-of-pleurisy
#8
Sally M Lansley, Hui Min Cheah, Y C Gary Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Exudative pleural effusions affect over 1500 patients per million population each year. The pathobiology of pleural exudate formation remains unclear. Our recent study revealed monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) as a key driver of fibrinolytic-induced exudate effusion while another study found a role for MCP-1 in malignant effusion formation. In the present study, we further evaluated the role of MCP-1 in the development of pleural effusion in a mouse model of acute pleural inflammation...
November 22, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796107/prevalence-of-lung-lesions-in-slaughtered-cattle-in-the-eastern-cape-province-south-africa
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Ishmael F Jaja, Borden Mushonga, Ezekiel Green, Voster Muchenje
Information obtained from abattoirs on the causes of lung condemnation is important in preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases and for promoting food security. In this study, we assessed the causes of lung condemnation in cattle at three abattoirs represented as ANA, QTA and EBA to evaluate the financial losses associated with lung condemnation. A retrospective study (n = 51 302) involving the use of abattoir slaughter records of 2010-2012 and an active abattoir survey (n = 1374) was conducted from July to December 2013...
October 26, 2016: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773800/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antimycobacterial-hepatoprotective-and-immunomodulatory-activity-of-euclea-natalensis-and-its-mode-of-action
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Namrita Lall, Vivek Kumar, Debra Meyer, Nomasomi Gasa, Chris Hamilton, Motlalepula Matsabisa, Carel Oosthuizen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Natal gwarri or Natal ebony (Euclea natalensis A.DC.) is a deciduous tree found widespread throughout southern Africa, especially in Kwazulu-Natal and the southern cost. It has been widely used by indigenous communities such as the Zulus, Tsongas and Vendas for symptoms related to tuberculosis (TB). The decoctions made from the plant parts are administered for chest diseases to treat complications such as chest pains, bronchitis, pleurisy and asthma...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765609/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-volatile-oil-from-schizonepeta-tenuifolia-on-carrageenin-induced-pleurisy-in-rats-and-its-application-to-study-of-appropriate-harvesting-time-coupled-with-multi-attribute-comprehensive-index-method
#11
Ming-Qiu Shan, Yan Qian, Sheng Yu, Shu-Chen Guo, Li Zhang, An-Wei Ding, Qi-Nan Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Schizonepeta tenuifolia Briq. (ST) herbs have been used as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treating colds for thousands of years. The volatile oil is considered as the main material basis responsible for the efficacy of ST and has attracted lots of attention on its anti-inflammatory effect recently. AIM OF STUDY: This paper investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of the distilled volatile oils from Schizonepeta tenuifolia (STVO) that were collected at different harvesting times on carrageenin-induced pleurisy in rats...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765171/concomitant-interstitial-lung-disease-is%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-risk-factor-for-pleural-invasion-in-lung%C3%A2-cancer
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Atsushi Hata, Hidemi Suzuki, Takahiro Nakajima, Kazuhisa Tanaka, Taiki Fujiwara, Hironobu Wada, Takekazu Iwata, Shigetoshi Yoshida, Ichiro Yoshino
BACKGROUND: Lung carcinoma is often associated with interstitial lung disease (ILD), and the prognosis of lung cancer accompanied by ILD is unfavorable. In this study, cases of patients with primary lung cancer with or without ILD were reviewed to analyze surgical outcome, with special interest in the conformity of clinical and pathologic stages, pathologic findings of pleural invasion, malignant pleurisy first detected at the time of thoracotomy, and survival. METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed for 1,264 primary lung cancer patients who underwent surgery from 2004 to 2015...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759851/role-of-the-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-exudative-pleural-effusion
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Ulku Aka Akturk, Dilek Ernam, Makbule Ozlem Akbay, Nagihan Durmus Koçak, Erhan Ogur, Ilim Irmak
OBJECTIVES: Pleural effusion is a common diagnostic and clinical problem. The differential diagnosis of pleural effusion may be difficult and may require several procedures, including invasive ones. Certain studies have investigated biochemical parameters to facilitate the diagnosis of exudative pleural effusion; however, it remains a challenging problem in clinical practice. We aimed to investigate the potential role of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio, which can be easily obtained by determining the cell count of the pleural fluid, in the differential diagnosis of exudative pleural effusion...
October 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696791/defining-low-disease-activity-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Ari Polachek, Dafna D Gladman, Jiandong Su, Murray B Urowitz
OBJECTIVES: To define and identify a group of SLE patients with low disease activity (LDA) and to examine whether it is similar to patients in remission and different from a high disease activity group (HDA) in short term outcomes. METHODS: LDA group was defined as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI-2K) <3 including only 1 clinical manifestation of: rash, alopecia, mucosal ulcers, pleurisy, pericarditis, fever, thrombocytopenia or leukopenia...
October 1, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684274/utility-of-macrophage-activated-marker-cd163-for-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Yuzo Suzuki, Masahiro Shirai, Kazuhiro Asada, Seiichi Miwa, Masato Karayama, Yutaro Nakamura, Naoki Inui, Toshihiro Shirai, Hiroshi Hayakawa, Satoshi Baba, Takafumi Suda
RATIONALE: Among infectious diseases, tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Accumulated knowledge has revealed that macrophages are deeply involved in the progression and pathogenesis of TB. We hypothesized that the evaluation of a macrophage activation marker may be useful in the diagnosis and assessment of pulmonary TB. OBJECTIVES: To examine the utility of the macrophage activation marker soluble CD163 (sCD163) as a diagnostic tool and measure of disease severity for pulmonary TB and tuberculous pleurisy...
January 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666898/peripheral-neuropathy-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-clinical-and-electrophysiological-properties-and-their-association-with-disease-activity-parameters
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Renu Saigal, Rajat Bhargav, Laxmikant Goyal, Abhishek Agrawal, Pradeep Mital, Dileep Wadhwani
AIM: To study clinical and electrophysiological properties of peripheral neuropathy (PN) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and their association with disease activity parameters. METHODS: A hospital-based observational study done among 50 SLE patients after informed consent. History and clinical examination including a detailed neurological examination was carried out. Blood and urine investigation were done and modified SLE disease activity index (SLEDAI)-2000 score was calculated...
December 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665733/programmed-death-1-t-cells-inhibit-effector-t-cells-at-the-pathological-site-of-miliary-tuberculosis
#17
A Singh, A Mohan, A B Dey, D K Mitra
Optimal T cell activation is vital for the successful resolution of microbial infections. Programmed death-1 (PD-1) is a key immune check-point receptor expressed by activated T cells. Aberrant/excessive inhibition mediated by PD-1 may impair host immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, leading to disseminated disease such as miliary tuberculosis (MTB). PD-1 mediated inhibition of T cells in pulmonary tuberculosis and TB pleurisy is reported. However, their role in MTB, particularly at the pathological site, remains to be addressed...
February 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642440/atypical-imaging-of-spinal-tuberculosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#18
Huijun Zhang, Zenghui Lu
This is a case report of spinal tuberculosis combined with sacroiliac joint tuberculosis, pulmonary tuberculosis, chest wall tuberculosis and tuberculous pleurisy and the image of the patient is rare, special and not typical and it looks like a halo sign. It has an important reference value for the diagnosis of spine tuberculosis although it is a rare imaging manifestation and diagnosis was confirmed by pathology after the surgery. Therefore atypical imaging is often appeared in clinical practice and it is meaningful and necessary for the diagnosis of atypical spinal tuberculosis combined with multiple organ tuberculosis...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621864/characteristics-of-patients-with-pseudochylothorax-a-systematic-review
#19
Adriana Lama, Lucía Ferreiro, María E Toubes, Antonio Golpe, Francisco Gude, José M Álvarez-Dobaño, Francisco J González-Barcala, Esther San José, Nuria Rodríguez-Núñez, Carlos Rábade, Carlota Rodríguez-García, Luis Valdés
BACKGROUND: Pseudochylothorax (PCT) (cholesterol pleurisy or chyliform effusion) is a cholesterol-rich pleural effusion (PE) that is commonly associated with chronic inflammatory disorders. Nevertheless, the characteristics of patients with PCT are poorly defined. METHODS: A systematic review was performed across two electronic databases searching for studies reporting clinical findings, PE characteristics, and the most effective treatment of PCT. Case descriptions and retrospective studies were included...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612433/anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-and-anti-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-activity-of-viridiflorol-the-major-constituent-of-allophylus-edulis-a-st-hil-a-juss-cambess-radlk
#20
Lucas Noboru Fatori Trevizan, Kamilla Felipe do Nascimento, Joyce Alencar Santos, Candida Aparecida Leite Kassuya, Claudia Andrea Lima Cardoso, Maria do Carmo Vieira, Flora Martinez Figueira Moreira, Julio Croda, Anelise Samara Nazari Formagio
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The leaves of Allophylus edulis (A. St.-Hil., A. Juss. & Cambess.) Radlk. (Sapindaceae) are traditionally used as a natural anti-inflammatory agent; however, there are no scientific studies demonstrating its activity essential oil. The content of essential oil in A. edulis may be the chemical basis to explain its ethnobotanical uses, since infusions of this plant are used to treat inflammation in the traditional medicine in Brazil. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study evaluated the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-mycobacterial activities of the essential oil (EOAE) and viridiflorol, its main compound...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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