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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644937/predictors-of-recurrence-after-corticosteroid-injection-for-trigger-digits
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Louis C Grandizio, Amy Speeckaert, Justin Brothers, Jove Graham, Joel C Klena
BACKGROUND: We aimed to identify risk factors for recurrence of trigger digit following corticosteroid injection. METHODS: A retrospective review identified patients 18 years and older who presented to a single fellowship-trained hand surgeon with a symptomatic trigger digit during a 1-year period. Baseline demographic data were recorded. Patients with persistent trigger digit after a single injection were offered a second injection. Patients refusing a second injection were excluded from our analysis...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639065/nosocomial-rhinocerebral-mucormycosis-two-cases-with-a-temporal-relationship
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Justo Sánchez-Gil, Emilio Guirao-Arrabal, Ginés David Parra-García, María Del Pilar Luzón-García, Maria Fe Bautista-Marín, Matías Barayobre-Barayobre, Andrés Fontalba-Navas
Mucormycosis is an unusual fungal infection that usually affects immunosuppressed patients. Small outbreaks of mucormycosis have been previously reported. We present two clinical cases of fatal rhinocerebral mucormycosis with a close temporal relationship between them and a possible nosocomial transmission: case 1 was a 75-year-old male with diabetes and COPD, treated with antibiotics and systemic corticosteroids, who developed rhinocerebral mucormycosis. Case 2 was an 88-year-old woman who was treated with systemic antibiotics and corticosteroids and developed the same infection after insertion of a nasogastric tube...
June 21, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630791/corticosteroid-treatment-in-diabetic-macular-edema
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Burcu Nurözler Tabakcı, Nurten Ünlü
Diabetic macular edema is the most common cause of visual impairment in patients with diabetes mellitus. The pathogenesis of macular edema is complex and multifactorial. For many years, laser photocoagulation has been considered the standard therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema; however, few patients achieve significant improvements in visual acuity. Today the intravitreal administration of anti-inflammatory or anti-angiogenic agents together with the use of laser photocoagulation represents the standard of care for the treatment of this complication...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626631/chronic-eosinophilic-pneumonia-adjunctive-therapy-with-inhaled-steroids
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Christopher Chan, David DeLapp, Perry Nystrom
Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (ICEP) is a rare form of diffuse parenchymal lung disease first identified by Carrington et al. in 1969. It is characterized by the presence of constitutional and respiratory symptoms with associated peripheral opacities on imaging and elevated serum and/or bronchoalveolar eosinophilia. Although data is limited regarding etiology or prevalence, it is known that ICEP has a 2:1 female: male predominance and typically affects non-smokers. Diagnosis rests on the clinical constellation of respiratory symptoms of at least 2-4 weeks duration, the presence of diffuse pulmonary alveolar consolidation, classically described as the "photographic negative of pulmonary edema", the presence of eosinophils ≥40% on bronchoalveolar lavage or ≥1000/mm(3) eosinophils on peripheral blood and the exclusion of other known causes of eosinophilic lung diseases such as drugs, toxins, fungi, parasites, and collagen-vascular disorders...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609678/glucocorticoid-mediated-activation-of-gsk3%C3%AE-promotes-tau-phosphorylation-and-impairs-memory-in-type-2-diabetes
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Aditi Dey, Shuai Hao, Marlena Wosiski-Kuhn, Alexis M Stranahan
Type 2 diabetes is increasingly recognized as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Hyperphosphorylation of the microtubule-associated protein tau has been reported in rodent models of diabetes, including db/db mice, which exhibit insulin resistance and chronically elevated glucocorticoids due to leptin receptor insufficiency. In this report, we investigated endocrine mechanisms for hippocampal tau phosphorylation in db/db and wild-type mice. By separately manipulating peripheral and intrahippocampal corticosterone levels, we determined that hippocampal corticosteroid exposure promotes tau phosphorylation and activates glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β)...
May 19, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601812/cardiovascular-and-type-2-diabetes-morbidity-and-all-cause-mortality-among-diverse-chronic-inflammatory-disorders
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Alex Dregan, Phil Chowienczyk, Mariam Molokhia
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to assess the relationship between inflammatory disorders with cardiometabolic diseases and mortality within a community-based population. METHODS: The UK Biobank data were used to conduct two investigations: a cross-sectional study to estimate cardiometabolic risk and a prospective cohort study to estimate mortality risk. Binary regression analyses were used to model the association between coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, venous thromboembolism and peripheral artery disease diagnoses with seven inflammatory disorders (eg, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), systemic vasculitis, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC))...
June 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567288/gad-antibody-associated-limbic-encephalitis-in-a-young-woman-with-apeced
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Anna Kopczak, Adrian-Minh Schumacher, Sandra Nischwitz, Tania Kümpfel, Günter K Stalla, Matthias K Auer
The autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation in the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene. Immune deficiency, hypoparathyroidism and Addison's disease due to autoimmune dysfunction are the major clinical signs of APECED. We report on a 21-year-old female APECED patient with two inactivating mutations in the AIRE gene. She presented with sudden onset of periodic nausea. Adrenal insufficiency was diagnosed by means of the ACTH stimulation test...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562168/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-tacrolimus-monotherapy-in-adult-onset-nephrotic-syndrome-caused-by-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
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Qian Liang, Heng Li, Xishao Xie, Fangzhi Qu, Xiayu Li, Jianghua Chen
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficiency and safety of tacrolimus (TAC) monotherapy in the treatment of nephrotic idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) compared with the protocol of cyclophosphamide (CTX) combined with corticosteroids. METHODS: In total, 58 patients with nephrotic syndrome and biopsy-proven IMN were included in this study. 30 patients received TAC monotherapy with an initial dose of 0.05-0.1 mg/kg/day. 28 patients received transvenous CTX at a dose of 0...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536104/development-and-validation-of-qrisk3-risk-prediction-algorithms-to-estimate-future-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-prospective-cohort-study
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Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland, Peter Brindle
Objectives To develop and validate updated QRISK3 prediction algorithms to estimate the 10 year risk of cardiovascular disease in women and men accounting for potential new risk factors.Design Prospective open cohort study.Setting General practices in England providing data for the QResearch database.Participants 1309 QResearch general practices in England: 981 practices were used to develop the scores and a separate set of 328 practices were used to validate the scores. 7.89 million patients aged 25-84 years were in the derivation cohort and 2...
May 23, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533501/post-transplant-diabetes-mellitus-after-kidney-transplant-in-hispanics-and-caucasians-treated-with-tacrolimus-based-immunosuppression
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Pedro W Baron, Sergio Infante, Regina Peters, Jerusalem Tilahun, Jill Weissman, Lauren Delgado, Arputharaj Higgins Kore, W Lawrence Beeson, Michael E de Vera
BACKGROUND Development of post-transplant diabetes mellitus after kidney transplant (PTDM) significantly increases kidney graft loss and mortality. Several risk factors for PTDM have been reported, including Hispanic ethnicity and the use of calcineurin inhibitors and corticosteroids. The incidence and impact of PTDM in the Hispanic kidney transplant population is unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 155 Hispanic and 124 Caucasian patients, who were not diabetics and underwent kidney transplant between January 2006 and December 2011...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532204/management-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-the-era-of-effective-over-the-counter-treatments
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Warner W Carr, Barbara P Yawn
Allergic rhinitis (AR) may be regarded as a trivial issue unworthy of the doctor's time, and with the availability of many different over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, up to two thirds of patients self-manage AR before seeking medical care. Yet, AR can have a significant impact on health-related quality of life and is associated with a greater detriment to work productivity than other chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. For many patients, the impact on quality of life is greater than suggested by reported symptoms and should also be a focus of treatment...
June 9, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514958/neonatal-respiratory-morbidity-following-exposure-to-chorioamnionitis
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Amy Metcalfe, Sarka Lisonkova, Yasser Sabr, Amelie Stritzke, K S Joseph
BACKGROUND: There are conflicting results in the literature on the impact of chorioamnionitis on neonatal respiratory morbidities. However, most studies are based on small clinical samples and fail to account for the competing risk of perinatal death. This study aimed to determine whether chorioamnionitis affects the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) after accounting for the increased risk of death. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study using linked birth and infant death registration and hospitalization records from Washington State between 2002 and 2011 (n = 763,671 singleton infants and n = 56,537 singleton preterm infants)...
May 17, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507883/risk-factors-for-medical-and-surgical-complications-following-single-level-alif
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Winward Choy, Nikki Barrington, Roxanna M Garcia, Robert B Kim, Heron Rodriguez, Sandi Lam, Nader Dahdaleh, Zachary A Smith
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to determine rates of medical and surgical postoperative complications following anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) along with their associated predictors. METHODS: Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement database, patients who underwent single-level ALIF surgery from 2006 to 2013 were identified. The 30-day rate of postoperative medical and surgical complications along with associated risk factors were evaluated by multivariable logistic regression...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506168/trigger-finger-an-atraumatic-medical-phenomenon
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Angelo V Vasiliadis, Iraklis Itsiopoulos
Trigger finger is a mechanical problem with many etiological factors as possible causes, such as diabetes mellitus, carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive finger movements. Although it can afflict anyone, it is much commoner in middle-aged women than men and the most commonly involved digit is reported to be the thumb. The diagnosis is mainly based on clinical symptoms during examination and first-line treatment is conservative with splinting and corticosteroid injections. Surgical open release is the "gold standard" of trigger finger treatment because it allows more careful inspection of the surgical area and is highly effective with low complication rates...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495392/elderly-polypharmacy-patients-needs-and-concerns-regarding-medication-assessed-using-the-structured-patient-pharmacist-consultation-model
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Sandra Vezmar Kovačević, Branislava Miljković, Katarina Vučićević, Milica Ćulafić, Milena Kovačević, Bojana Golubović, Marija Jovanović, Johan J de Gier
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate elderly polypharmacy patients' needs and concerns regarding medication through the Structured Patient-Pharmacist Consultation (SPPC). METHODS: Older patients on chronic treatment with ≥5 medications were asked to fill in the SPPC form at home. A consultation with the community pharmacist, structured according to patient's answers, followed within 2-4 weeks. Logistic regression associated patients' individual treatment with care issues and consultation outcomes...
May 1, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487105/is-free-triiodothyronine-important-in-the-development-of-insulin-resistance-in-healthy-people
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Vicente A Benites-Zapata, Diego Urrunaga-Pastor, Cristina Torres-Mallma, Christian Prado-Bravo, Mirella Guarnizo-Poma, Herbert Lázaro-Alcántara
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between thyroid hormones and insulin resistance in a population of healthy individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an analytical cross-sectional study in adults who attended a private clinic from 2012 to 2014. We excluded those participants with fasting glucose values ​​compatible with diabetes mellitus, abnormal thyroid hormone values, chronic use of corticosteroids, and incomplete medical records. Participants were divided into tertiles (low, intermediate and high) according to their free triiodothyronine and free thyroxine values...
April 28, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473919/an-unusual-case-of-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
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Dmitri Pchejetski, Mojiba Kenbaz, Heba Alshaker, Dharmesh Rajput, Kiruparajan Jesudason
The use of cardiac pacemakers is increasing worldwide. Infective endocarditis from a pacemaker lead is a rare, but one of the most severe complications of pacemaker insertion. The diagnosis of pacemaker-related infective endocarditis is usually delayed due to unspecific clinical signs and symptoms at presentation compared to native valve infective endocarditis. Several factors can increase the risk of cardiac pacemaker-related infective endocarditis including cachexia, malignancy, diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression and corticosteroid treatment...
April 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469989/drug-induced-hypersensitivity-reaction-a-case-of-simultaneous-thyroiditis-and-fulminant-type-1-diabetes
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Michael Marchese, Matthew Leinung, Hassan Shawa
A 43-year-old incarcerated man with AIDS was hospitalized for 30 pounds weight loss and diffuse pruritic rash. Three months prior, he was started on dapsone for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia prevention. Biochemical evaluation was remarkable for eosinophilia, thrombocytopenia, acute renal insufficiency, transaminitis, thyrotoxicosis, and significant hyperglycemia (450 mg/dl; nl, 65-99). His hemoglobin A1c level was 5.9% (nl, 4.1-5.6). Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin, glutamic acid decarboxylase, and islet cell autoantibodies were within the normal range...
April 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456623/oral-corticosteroid-exposure-and-adverse-effects-in-asthma
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Patrick W Sullivan, Vahram H Ghushchyan, Gary Globe, Michael Schatz
BACKGROUND: Significant adverse effects (AEs) have been associated with continuous exposure to oral corticosteroids (OCS). The potential association with intermittent exposure is unknown. OBJECTIVE: Assess the association between OCS and AEs based on the number of OCS prescriptions. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of asthma patients ≥ 18 years in the 2000-2014 MarketScan® dataset. Propensity Score Matching was used at baseline (12 months prior to index date: first OCS use)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452298/corticosteroid-related-toxicity-in-patients-with-chronic-idiopathic-urticaria-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Dennis Ledford, Michael S Broder, Evgeniya Antonova, Theodore A Omachi, Eunice Chang, Allan Luskin
BACKGROUND: Treatments for patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU)-chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) who were unresponsive to antihistamines include oral corticosteroids (OCS). Risks of OCS-related side effects in these patients have not been described quantitatively. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between OCS use and the risk of developing side effects possibly attributable to OCS and associated health care costs in privately insured patients with CIU/CSU...
November 1, 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
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