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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344073/bilateral-non-arteritic-anterior-ischaemic-optic-neuropathy-as-the-presentation-of-systemic-amyloidosis
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M Z Kanaan, A R Lorenzi, N Thampy, R Pandit, Margaret Dayan
A 75-year-old hypertensive female with stable idiopathic intermediate uveitis presented with bilateral sequential optic neuropathy with optic disc swelling. The optic neuropathy in the first affected eye (right) was thought to be due to non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION). Asymptomatic left optic disc swelling was found at routine review 2 months later, and a diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA) was sought. Temporal artery duplex ultrasound showed the "halo sign," but a subsequent temporal artery biopsy showed light-chain (AL) amyloidosis with no signs of giant cell arteritis...
December 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290619/-a-giant-cell-arteritis-revealing-a-goodpasture-s-syndrome
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Pascaline M Alix, Amélie Belloi, Émilie Berthoux, Frédérique Dijoud, Emmanuel Villar, Caroline Pariset
Goodpasture's syndrome is a triad of anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) circulating antibodies, glomerulonephritis and pulmonary hemorrhage. We reported a 65-year-old woman with headaches, asthenia and weight loss. Giant cell arteritis was confirmed by temporal artery biopsy. The patient had associated renal condition with moderate acute renal failure, proteinuria and haematuria. Renal biopsy showed extracapillary glomerulonephritis and linear staining of immunoglobulins G along glomerular basement membrane...
December 28, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236347/the-full-blood-count-as-an-ancillary-test-to-support-the-diagnosis-of-giant-cell-arteritis
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Lawrence J Oh, Eugene Wong, Juliana Andrici, Peter McCluskey, James E H Smith, Anthony J Gill
BACKGROUND: Temporal artery biopsy is considered the investigation of choice to definitively diagnose giant cell arteritis in patients with compatible symptoms. However it is invasive and not completely sensitive. Serum markers, particularly ESR, can be supportive but are not definitive in individual cases. AIMS: We sought to investigate whether indices derived from the full blood count including neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), were associated with a positive biopsy in patients with suspected giant cell arteritis...
December 13, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226469/surgical-anatomy-of-the-superficial-temporal-artery-to-prevent-facial-nerve-injury-during-arterial-biopsy
#4
Kang-Jae Shin, Hyun Jin Shin, Shin-Hyo Lee, Ki-Seok Koh, Wu-Chul Song
PURPOSE: To investigate the topographical relationship between the frontal branch of the superficial temporal artery (FSTA) and the temporal branch of the facial nerve (TFN) with the aim of preventing nerve injury during FSTA biopsy. METHODS: Fifty-seven hemifaces of 33 cadavers were dissected. Vertical lines drawn to the lateral orbital margin (LOM) and the superior root of the helix were used as the anterior and posterior reference positions, respectively. Horizontal lines drawn through the supraorbital margin and lateral canthus were used as the superior and inferior reference points, respectively...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225921/geo-epidemiology-of-temporal-artery-biopsy-positive-giant-cell-arteritis-in-australia-and-new-zealand-is-there-a-seasonal-influence
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Elisabeth De Smit, Linda Clarke, Paul G Sanfilippo, Tony R Merriman, Matthew A Brown, Catherine L Hill, Alex W Hewitt
Objective: Previous studies, although inconclusive, have suggested possible associations of environmental risk factors with the development of giant cell arteritis (GCA). We aim to investigate seasonal influence on the incidence of GCA across Australia and New Zealand. Methods: In establishing an international study to investigate the molecular aetiology of GCA, archived temporal artery biopsy (TAB) specimens primarily from Australia and New Zealand were obtained...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217029/development-of-a-predictive-model-for-temporal-artery-biopsies
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Ezekiel Weis, Andrew Toren, David Jordan, Vivek Patel, Steven Gilberg
OBJECTIVE: Temporal artery biopsy is a critical, relatively safe, and reliable test in the diagnosis of temporal arteritis. Yet, a clarification of the pre-test probabilities may provide clarity on which patients with suspected giant cell arteritis would benefit from this invasive diagnostic procedure. DESIGN: A prospective case series PARTICIPANTS: A consecutive case series of patients referred to the Ophthalmology service for temporal artery biopsy. METHODS: All subjects underwent standardized serum testing, and signs and symptoms assessment...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200816/multivariable-prediction-model-for-suspected-giant-cell-arteritis-development-and-validation
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Edsel B Ing, Gabriela Lahaie Luna, Andrew Toren, Royce Ing, John J Chen, Nitika Arora, Nurhan Torun, Otana A Jakpor, J Alexander Fraser, Felix J Tyndel, Arun Ne Sundaram, Xinyang Liu, Cindy Ty Lam, Vivek Patel, Ezekiel Weis, David Jordan, Steven Gilberg, Christian Pagnoux, Martin Ten Hove
Purpose: To develop and validate a diagnostic prediction model for patients with suspected giant cell arteritis (GCA). Methods: A retrospective review of records of consecutive adult patients undergoing temporal artery biopsy (TABx) for suspected GCA was conducted at seven university centers. The pathologic diagnosis was considered the final diagnosis. The predictor variables were age, gender, new onset headache, clinical temporal artery abnormality, jaw claudication, ischemic vision loss (VL), diplopia, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and platelet level...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120976/case-report-masquerading-large-vessel-giant-cell-arteritis
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Paul Jacquier, Raphael Wuarin, Carlo Chizzolini, Gabriele Thumann, Heimo Steffen, Argyrios Chronopoulos
SIGNIFICANCE: Large-vessel giant cell arteritis (GCA) can be a diagnostic dilemma for the eye care provider because it may not involve the typical cranial arteries. When any of its potential ocular complications are diagnosed, it is important to consider this unusual form of GCA. PURPOSE: To report an unusual ophthalmic presentation of large-vessel GCA with sequential bilateral anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and branch retinal artery occlusion. METHODS: A 65-year-old previously healthy woman experienced sequential bilateral anterior ischemic optic neuropathy with branch retinal artery occlusion in the absence of other signs and symptoms suggestive of cranial GCA...
November 9, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045738/the-proposed-role-of-ultrasound-in-the-management-of-giant-cell-arteritis-in-routine-clinical-practice
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Sara Monti, Alberto Floris, Cristina B Ponte, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Andreas P Diamantopoulos, Claudio Pereira, Sophie Vaggers, Raashid A Luqmani
Objective: To develop and explore a protocol for using colour duplex sonography (CDS) in the routine care of GCA. Methods: We tested CDS of temporal arteries and axillary arteries (AXs) on consecutive patients with suspected or established GCA, between July 2014 and September 2016. Results: We assessed 293 patients [age 72 (10), female/male 196/97], of whom 118 had clinically confirmed GCA. Seventy-three percent of patients had already received high-dose glucocorticoids (GCs) for 17 (33) days...
October 16, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024675/tempo-ral-was-the-heart-of-the-matter
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Francesco Pellegrini, Daniele Cirone, Piernicola Machin, Rod Foroozan
A 71-year-old woman was admitted with fever, headache, and weight loss associated with elevated inflammatory markers. She developed acute bilateral ophthalmoplegia and asymmetrical ptosis, rapidly followed by anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Although the first temporal artery biopsy was negative, contralateral temporal artery biopsy revealed features consistent with giant cell arteritis. Even while under steroid therapy, she died a few days later from myocardial infarction. Acute bilateral complete ophthalmoplegia is a rare presentation of a limited number of possible diseases...
October 10, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016409/anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-due-to-calciphylaxis
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Magne S Sivertsen, Erik H Strøm, Kim M A Endre, Øystein K Jørstad
A 72-year-old woman experienced anterior ischemic optic neuropathy in her left eye. The funduscopic and fluorescein angiographic findings were strongly suggestive of giant cell arteritis. Temporal artery biopsy revealed extensive calcification in the vessel wall consistent with calciphylaxis. This unusual disorder should be considered in the differential diagnosis of anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, particularly the arteritic form.
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994265/recognition-of-giant-cell-arteritis-in-patients-with-polymyalgia-rheumatica-who-have-a-stroke-a-cautionary-tale
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Donald H Gutteridge, Frank L Mastaglia
An 82-year-old woman with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) on prednisone 7 mg daily was admitted to an acute stroke unit with a right homonymous hemianopia, a left posterior cerebral artery occlusion and occipital lobe infarct. She had raised inflammatory markers, did not have a temporal artery biopsy, and was discharged on the same dose of prednisone. After 21 months, off prednisone, her ophthalmologist, concerned about giant cell arteritis (GCA), restarted prednisone 40 mg daily, with rapid, profound visual improvement...
October 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991098/five-year-old-boy-with-behavioral-changes-and-papilledema
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Radha Ram, Jeremy Y Jones, Carrie A Mohila, Veeral S Shah
A 5-year-old boy had initial symptoms of behavioral changes, nausea, vomiting, headache, weight loss, and progressive vision failure. Brain MRI revealed abnormal signal intensity in both optic nerves, the optic chiasm, the right medial temporal lobe, and tissues surrounding the right supraclinoid internal carotid artery with associated leptomeningeal and spinal cord enhancement. After nondiagnostic dural and spinal arachnoid biopsies, a temporal lobe biopsy was diagnostic for a rare malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987704/the-role-of-colour-doppler-ultrasonography-of-facial-and-occipital-arteries-in-patients-with-giant-cell-arteritis-a-prospective-study
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Rok Ješe, Žiga Rotar, Matija Tomšič, Alojzija Hočevar
OBJECTIVE: Colour Doppler Sonography (CDS) in giant cell arteritis (GCA) allows the study of involvement of cranial arteries other than the temporal arteries, which are inconvenient to biopsy, such as the facial (FaA), and occipital (OcA) arteries. We aimed to estimate the frequency of the FaA, and OcA involvement in GCA; and to explore the clinical characteristics of these subgroups of patients. METHODS: From 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2016 we prospectively performed a CDS of the FaA, and OcA in addition to the temporal (TA), and the extracranial supra-aortic arteries in all newly diagnosed patients suspected of having GCA...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968695/increased-expression-of-interleukin-22-in-patients-with-giant-cell-arteritis
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Alessandro Zerbini, Francesco Muratore, Luigi Boiardi, Francesco Ciccia, Martina Bonacini, Lucia Belloni, Alberto Cavazza, Luca Cimino, Antonio Moramarco, Riccardo Alessandro, Aroldo Rizzo, Maria Parmeggiani, Carlo Salvarani, Stefania Croci
Objectives: GCA is characterized by arterial remodelling driven by inflammation. IL-22 is an attractive cytokine which acts at the crosstalk between immune and stromal cells. We hypothesized that IL-22 might be induced in GCA and might be involved in disease pathogenesis. Methods: Patients subjected to temporal artery biopsies (TABs) naïve from therapy were enrolled: 27 biopsy-proven GCA, 8 biopsy-negative GCA, 21 biopsy-negative non-GCA patients. Expression of IL-22 was determined in TABs by immunohystochemistry, in plasma by ELISA, in peripheral blood mononuclear cells by real-time PCR and flow cytometry...
September 7, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953579/fluorine-18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-uptake-in-the-superficial-temporal-and-vertebral-arteries-in-biopsy-positive-giant-cell-arteritis
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Anthony Michael Sammel, Edward Hsiao, Leslie Schrieber, Beatrice Janssen, Peter Youssef, Clare L Fraser, Chih-Hung Kuo, Hamish Dunn, Dale L Bailey, Paul Roach, Geoffrey Schembri, Elizabeth Bailey, Katherine Nguyen, Peter Farmakis, Rodger Laurent
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September 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937523/cytomegalovirus-retinitis-associated-with-occlusive-vasculopathy-in-an-elderly-human-immunodeficiency-virus-negative-man
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Kareem Moussa, Thuy Doan, Jay M Stewart, Jessica Shantha, John Gonzales, Nisha Acharya, Emmett T Cunningham
PURPOSE: To present a case of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis associated with occlusive vasculopathy presenting as sudden unilateral loss of vision in a human immunodeficiency virus-negative elderly man. METHODS: Clinical case report and literature review. RESULTS: An 84-year-old Chinese man with diabetes mellitus and primary open-angle glaucoma was seen in consultation by our uveitis service for evaluation of sudden vision loss in the right eye...
September 20, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923584/seeing-the-difference-painless-progressive-vision-loss-in-a-vasculopath
#18
Jenny L Lauschke, Katherine Masselos, Jennifer Sandbach, Clare L Fraser
A 78-year-old Caucasian man with significant vascular disease reported sudden onset of worsened vision during a routine wound-care appointment for non-healing necrotic leg ulcers. He described painless blurring of vision with grey scotomas in his RE, his only well-seeing eye, following trauma to the LE as a child. He presented with retinal ischemia, a cotton-wool spot and optic nerve swelling. Temporal artery biopsy showed myxoid degeneration and extensive calcium deposition which also was shown on imaging throughout his carotid and vertebral arterial system, the clinical picture of calciphylaxis...
September 15, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916549/positron-emission-tomography-computerized-tomography-in-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-giant-cell-arteritis-who-are-taking-glucocorticoids
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Alison H Clifford, Elana M Murphy, Steven C Burrell, Mathew P Bligh, Ryan F MacDougall, J Godfrey Heathcote, Mathieu C Castonguay, Min S Lee, Kara Matheson, John G Hanly
OBJECTIVE: Large vessel uptake on positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT) supports the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA). Its value, however, in patients without arteritis on temporal artery biopsy and in those receiving glucocorticoids remains unknown. We compared PET/CT results in GCA patients with positive (TAB+) and negative temporal artery biopsies (TAB-), and controls. METHODS: Patients with new clinically diagnosed GCA starting treatment with glucocorticoids underwent temporal artery biopsy and PET/CT...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877848/temporal-artery-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-giant-cell-arteritis-bigger-is-not-always-better
#20
Marios Papadakis, Sarantos Kaptanis, Aikaterini Kokkori-Steinbrecher, Nikolaos Floros, Frauke Schuster, Gunnar Hübner
OBJECTIVE: Accurate early giant cell arteritis (GCA) diagnosis can be established through temporal artery biopsy (TAB). We herein investigate the relationship between specimen length and positive TAB result in a tertiary-care hospital in Germany during a 8-year period. Secondarily, we studied the relationships of specific epidemiological and laboratory parameters with positive TABs. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients with suspected GCA, who underwent TAB in our institution...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
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