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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108140/steroid-treatment-in-ocular-tuberculosis-a-double-edged-sword
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S Souissi, T David, L Beral
INTRODUCTION: We report the case of a Caribbean patient with an atypical presentation of bilateral tuberculous chorioretinopathy. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 57-year-old woman, with hypertension and non-insulin dependent diabetes, was referred to our center for a sudden loss of vision in the right eye to hand motions. Ophthalmic examination revealed only right papilledema. Brain magnetic resonance imaging was normal. Laboratory examination revealed no signs of inflammation...
January 17, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091906/effect-of-mifepristone-on-corticosteroid-production-in-vitro-by-adrenal-glands-of-rats-with-streptozotocin-diabetes
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N V Kuznetsova, N A Palchikova, V G Selyatitskaya, O I Kuzminova
Changes in pregnenolone and corticosterone production by the adrenal glands of normoglycemic rats receiving the course of intraperitoneal mifepristone or NaCl administration were co-directed, but differed in magnitude. In rats with hyperglycemia, corticosteroid production increased after NaCl administration over 5 days and returned to the initial values after 15-day administration. On the contrary, pregnenolone and corticosterone production was suppressed after 5-day course of mifepristone, but significantly increased after mifepristone administration for 15 days...
January 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061417/concurrent-hyphema-and-orbital-apex-syndrome-following-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus-in-a-middle-aged-lady
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Khairuddin Othman, Li Min Evelyn-Tai, Mohd Noor Raja-Azmi, Muhammed Julieana, Ahmad Tajudin Liza-Sharmini, John Tharakan, Alwi Muhd Besari, Embong Zunaina, Ismail Shatriah
INTRODUCTION: Hyphema and orbital apex syndrome occurring concurrently in a patient with herpes zoster ophthalmicus have not been reported previously. We present a case with these unique findings and discuss the pathogenesis of these conditions and their management. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 59-year-old Malay lady with underlying diabetes mellitus presented with manifestations of zoster ophthalmicus in the left eye. Two weeks later, she developed total hyphema, and complete ophthalmoplegia suggestive of orbital apex syndrome...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058528/prevalence-predictors-and-outcomes-of-steroid-induced-hyperglycemia-in-hospitalized-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies
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Sara J Healy, Haikady N Nagaraja, Dhuha Alwan, Kathleen M Dungan
To determine prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of steroid-induced hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients with hematologic malignancies METHODS: We performed retrospective analysis of patients who were hospitalized on any of the four hematology services or bone marrow transplant service and who received systemic steroids during a 2-month period. Mean glucoses for days 1-4 and maximum glucose were calculated and the total daily steroid dose was converted to equivalent dose of dexamethasone. Hyperglycemia was defined as any glucose >9...
January 6, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058228/corticosteroid-minimization-in-renal-transplantation-careful-patient-selection-enables-feasibility
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Georgios Vlachopanos, Julie M Bridson, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa
AIM: To explore the benefits and harms of corticosteroid (CS) minimization following renal transplantation. METHODS: CS minimization attempts to improve cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia), to enhance growth in children, to ameliorate bone disease and to lead to better compliance with immunosuppressive agents. Nevertheless, any benefit must be carefully weighed against the reduction in net immunosuppression and the potential harm to renal allograft function and survival...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053147/bone-and-joint-infections-caused-by-mucormycetes-a-challenging-osteoarticular-mycosis-of-the-twenty-first-century
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Saad J Taj-Aldeen, Maria N Gamaletsou, Blandine Rammaert, Nikolaos V Sipsas, Valerie Zeller, Emmanuel Roilides, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Michael Henry, Vidmantas Petraitis, Brad Moriyama, David W Denning, Olivier Lortholary, Thomas J Walsh
Osteomyelitis and arthritis caused by mucormycetes are rare diseases that rank among the most challenging complications in orthopedic and trauma surgery. The aim of this work is to review the epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of the osteoarticular mucormycosis with particular emphasis on high-risk patients. A systematic review of osteoarticular mucormycosis was performed using PUBMED and EMBASE databases from 1978 to 2014. Among 34 patients with median age 41 (0.5-73 years), 24 (71%) were males...
January 3, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041950/association-of-body-mass-index-with-the-pattern-of-surgically-treated-ankle-fractures-using-two-different-classification-systems
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Knut Stavem, Markus G Naumann, Ulf Sigurdsen, Stein Erik Utvåg
The present retrospective cohort study assessed the association of body mass index (BMI) with the pattern of ankle fractures using 2 classifications systems. Of the 1011 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for ankle fractures in 2 hospitals from January 2009 to December 2011, 837 had a classifiable fracture according to 1 of 2 classification systems and complete information available for covariates. The association of BMI, adjusted for age, sex, corticosteroid use, diabetes, and smoking status with having a more proximal fibula fracture (Weber class A to C) and an increasing number of malleoli involved (uni-, bi-, or trimalleolar) was assessed using multivariable ordered logistic regression analysis...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017424/predictors-of-long-term-visual-outcome-in-intermediate-uveitis
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Rachael L Niederer, Lazha Sharief, Asaf Bar, Sue L Lightman, Oren Tomkins-Netzer
PURPOSE: To describe factors that predict visual loss and complications in intermediate uveitis. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects with intermediate uveitis were identified from a database of 1254 uveitis patients seen in the clinic of a single consultant (S.L.L.) between 2011 and 2013. METHODS: Information was gathered from the clinical notes of all subjects examined in clinic. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), moderate visual loss (MVL; ≤20/50), severe visual loss (SVL; ≤20/200)...
December 22, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995426/who-gets-testosterone-patient-characteristics-associated-with-testosterone-prescribing-in-the-veteran-affairs-system-a-cross-sectional-study
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Guneet K Jasuja, Shalender Bhasin, Joel I Reisman, Joseph T Hanlon, Donald R Miller, Anthony P Morreale, Leonard M Pogach, Francesca E Cunningham, Angela Park, Dan R Berlowitz, Adam J Rose
BACKGROUND: There has been concern about the growing off-label use of testosterone. Understanding the context within which testosterone is prescribed may contribute to interventions to improve prescribing. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate patient characteristics associated with receipt of testosterone. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: A national cohort of male patients, who had received at least one outpatient prescription within the Veterans Affairs (VA) system during Fiscal Year 2008- Fiscal Year 2012...
December 19, 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986133/prevention-and-management-of-glucocorticoid-induced-side-effects-a-comprehensive-review-gastrointestinal-and-endocrinologic-side-effects
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REVIEW
Avrom Caplan, Nicole Fett, Misha Rosenbach, Victoria P Werth, Robert G Micheletti
Part 2 of this 4-part continuing medical education series continues with a discussion of the prevention and management of gastrointestinal side effects associated with corticosteroid use, including peptic ulcer disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreatitis, followed by a review of corticosteroid-related endocrinologic side effects, such as diabetes, adrenal suppression, and Cushing syndrome.
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971515/examining-the-association-between-corticosteroid-exposure-and-new-onset-type-2-diabetes-among-commercially-insured-copd-patients-in-the-us
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J Marino, C Ruban, W Saunders, C M Blanchette
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960023/-diabetes-after-kidney-transplantation
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Silvio Sandrini, Paolo Foini
Abnormal glucose metabolism is one of the most important complication encountered after renal transplantation. Besides the well-known type 2 diabetes mellitus, there are other two abnormal conditions that must be mentioned, high fasting plasma glucose and impaired glucose tolerance. The last one is often misdiagnosed because it needs an oral glucose tolerance (OGT), rarely used in clinical practice. The 15-30% of patients on waiting list of renal transplantation have impaired glucose tolerance. Therefore OGT should be performed in non-diabetic patients and when glycosylated hemoglobin is > 5...
2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960015/-corticosteroid-induced-diabetes-mellitus-diagnosis-and-management
#13
Alberto De Micheli
Steroid diabetes occurs in 20% (range 10-60%) of the persons treated with corticosteroid drugs. Steroid diabetes diagnosis often is omitted or late because the diagnostic sensitivity of fasting blood sugar is low, so the postprandial blood glucose must be monitored and the diagnosis should be made clinically, based on 2 hours after lunch blood glucose or OGTT. Steroid diabetes causes increased hospitalizations for acute diabetic complications; there are few data on the chronic complications. Steroid therapy increases the macrovascular complications in diabetic people, while globally does not increase the mortality...
2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932434/rapidly-progressing-dual-infection-with-aspergillus-and-rhizopus-when-soil-inhabitants-become-deadly-invaders
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Milind Bhagat, Alwyn Rapose
We present a case report of a 61-year-old patient with acute pulmonary and cerebral infections with Aspergillus and Rhizopus. The only risk factor for invasive fungal disease was high-dose corticosteroids used to treat her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation. She had rapid progression and succumbed to her infections within 2 weeks of diagnosis in spite of aggressive antifungal therapy and surgery. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of rapidly fatal dual infection with Aspergillus and Rhizopus Our case highlights the role of high-dose corticosteroids as a risk factor for invasive fungal disease in patients without traditional risk factors like haematological malignancies, solid organ transplantation or uncontrolled diabetes...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931301/corticosteroid-related-toxicity-in-patients-with-chronic-idiopathic-urticariachronic-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 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930978/mechanism-of-action-and-effect-of-immune-modulating-agents-in-the-treatment-of-psoriasis
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Rehab M El-Gharabawy, Amira S Ahmed, Amal H Al-Najjar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work is to study the possible mechanisms through which different immune-modulating agents can produce their beneficial effects on treatment of psoriasis and to determine whether the supplementation of these agents for psoriasis patients induces regression of psoriasis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: One hundred fifty participants were included in this study. The participants were divided into five groups: 1. Normal control group, 2. Psoriasis patients not taking any treatment, 3...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918884/acute-invasive-fungal-rhinosinusitis-presentation-of-19-cases-review-of-the-literature-and-a-new-classification-system
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Onur Ergun, Emel Tahir, Oguz Kuscu, Burce Ozgen, Taner Yilmaz
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFRS) and underlying diseases, micro-organisms, presenting symptoms, extent of disease, radiologic findings, and outcomes and propose a new classification system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of 19 AIFRS cases were analyzed retrospectively. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography were performed in all patients preoperatively. All patients underwent at least 1 surgical debridement...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914846/comparison-of-high-and-low-dose-intra-articular-triamcinolone-acetonide-injection-for-treatment-of-primary-shoulder-stiffness-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Yang-Soo Kim, Hyo-Jin Lee, Dong-Hwan Lee, Keun-Young Choi
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular corticosteroid injection has a proven effect for shoulder stiffness, yet the optimal dose is still controversial. The purpose of the study was to compare the outcomes of intra-articular triamcinolone acetonide injection at 2 different doses in patients with shoulder stiffness. METHODS: Intra-articular injection of 40 mg (group I, n = 76) or 20 mg (group II, n = 71) of triamcinolone acetonide was performed in patients with shoulder stiffness...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913001/cancer-related-fatigue-persistent-pervasive-and-problematic
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REVIEW
Lynn H Gerber
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is commonly reported by patients with cancer before, during, and after treatment. It is a persistent sense of tiredness that interferes with function, is distressing, and requires monitoring and, possibly, treatment. Fatigue assessment requires objective measures and self-reports, such as Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Fatigue. Significant contributors to CRF include anemia, pain, insomnia, depressive symptoms, and elevated BMI. Elevated inflammatory cytokines, diabetes mellitus, cortisol, and cellular dysregulation have been associated with CRF...
February 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900466/overview-of-the-impact-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Josep Montserrat-Capdevila, Pere Godoy, Josep Ramon Marsal, Ferran Barbé, Josep Pifarré, Miquel Alsedà, Marta Ortega
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are common entities in patients diagnosed with COPD. However, the impact that they have on the exacerbation of illness is scarcely studied. OBJECTIVE: To determine if the presence of anxiety and depression is associated with a greater risk of frequent exacerbation (≥2 per year) in patients diagnosed with COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cohort study that analysed frequent exacerbation and associated factors in 512 patients monitored during 2 years...
November 29, 2016: Lung
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