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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087351/central-nervous-system-vasculitis-in-adults-an-update
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Lívia Almeida Dutra, Alexandre Wagner Silva de Souza, Gabriela Grinberg-Dias, Orlando Graziani Povoas Barsottini, Simone Appenzeller
Primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) is a challenging diagnosis due to broad clinical manifestations and variable specificity and sensitivity of laboratory and imaging diagnostic tools. Differential diagnosis include reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), secondary vasculitis of the CNS and other noninflammatory vasculopathies. Brain biopsy is essential for definitive diagnosis and to exclude mimickers. Recent data show data large-vessel PCNSV present worse prognosis when compared to small-vessel PCNSV...
January 10, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087229/disease-associated-mutations-identify-a-novel-region-in-human-sting-necessary-for-the-control-of-type-i-interferon-signaling
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Isabelle Melki, Yoann Rose, Carolina Uggenti, Lien Van Eyck, Marie-Louise Frémond, Naoki Kitabayashi, Gillian I Rice, Emma M Jenkinson, Anaïs Boulai, Nadia Jeremiah, Marco Gattorno, Sefano Volpi, Olivero Sacco, Suzanne W J Terheggen-Lagro, Harm A W M Tiddens, Isabelle Meyts, Marie-Anne Morren, Petra De Haes, Carine Wouters, Eric Legius, Anniek Corveleyn, Frederic Rieux-Laucat, Christine Bodemer, Isabelle Callebaut, Mathieu P Rodero, Yanick J Crow
BACKGROUND: Gain-of-function mutations in transmembrane protein 173 (TMEM173) encoding stimulator of interferon genes (STING) underlie a recently described type I interferonopathy called STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI). OBJECTIVES: We sought to define the molecular and cellular pathology relating to 3 individuals variably exhibiting the core features of the SAVI phenotype including systemic inflammation, destructive skin lesions, and interstitial lung disease...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078992/smoking-and-eye-pathologies-a-systemic-review-part-ii-retina-diseases-uveitis-optic-neuropathies-thyroid-associated-orbitopathy
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Małgorzata Nita, Andrzej Grzybowski
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking has detrimental influence on human health. AIM: The analysis of influence of tobacco smoking on retina diseases, uveitis, optic neuropathies, and thyroid-associated orbitopathy in adults and children. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the literature performed through MEDLINE and PubMed searches, covering the years 2000-2016. RESULTS: In adults, tobacco smoking is a strong risk factor for age-related macular degeneration, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, uveitis and inflamed cystoid macular edema as well as Grave`s ophthalmopathy...
January 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073609/interaction-of-older-donor-age-and-survival-after-weight-matched-pediatric-heart-transplantation
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Thomas C Westbrook, David L S Morales, Muhammad S Khan, Roosevelt Bryant, Chesney Castleberry, Clifford Chin, Farhan Zafar
BACKGROUND: Donors are matched for weight in pediatric heart transplantation (PHT), yet age differences are not considered in this decision. In this study we attempt to identify the effect of age differences in weight-matched patients and the effect these differences have on post-transplant survival. METHODS: The United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) database was queried for the period from October 1987 to March 2014 for all pediatric heart transplant patients...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065838/current-results-and-future-research-priorities-in-late-effects-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-hct-for-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-thalassemia-a-consensus-statement-from-the-second-pediatric-blood-and-marrow-transplant-consortium-international
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Shalini Shenoy, Emanuele Angelucci, Staci D Arnold, K Scott Baker, Monica Bhatia, Dorine Bresters, Andrew C Dietz, Josu De La Fuente, Christine Duncan, Javid Gaziev, Allison A King, Michael A Pulsipher, Angela Smith, Mark C Walters
Sustained donor engraftment after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) converts to healthy donor hemoglobin synthesis and halts disease symptoms in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassemia major. A disease free survival probability that exceeds 90% has been reported when HCT using an HLA-matched sibling donor is performed in young patients with low risk disease or treatment related risk factors. Alternate donor HCT and HCT in adults is performed infrequently due to a higher risk profile...
January 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065815/neonatal-outcomes-following-preterm-birth-classified-according-to-placental-features
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Janet M Catov, Christina M Scifres, Steve N Caritis, Marnie Bertolet, Jacob Larkin, W Tony Parks
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth has staggering health implications, and yet the causes of most cases are still unknown. Placental features have been understudied as an etiology for preterm birth, and the association between placental pathologic lesions and neonatal outcomes are incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE: To characterize births according to placental pathology and relate these to adverse neonatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: We studied 20,091 births (15,710 term and 4,381 preterm) with placental evaluations...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063898/the-association-of-the-rnf213-p-r4810k-polymorphism-with-quasi-moyamoya-disease-and-a-review-of-the-pertinent-literature
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Qian Zhang, Yaping Liu, Lebao Yu, Ran Duan, Yonggang Ma, Peicong Ge, Dong Zhang, Yan Zhang, Rong Wang, Shuo Wang, Yuanli Zhao, Yong Cao, Xingju Liu, Xiaofeng Deng, Jizong Zhao, Xue Zhang
BACKGROUND: Quasi-moyamoya disease (MMD) is characterized by moyamoya vasculopathy and well recognized comorbidity. Whether the recently identified MMD susceptibility gene variant, p.R4810K (rs112735431), is associated with quasi-MMD remains unclear. METHODS: This study was a 2-hospital-based case-control study that was conducted in the neurosurgical departments of Beijing Tiantan Hospital and Peking University International Hospital. A total of 42 patients and 161 controls were enrolled...
January 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060392/intravitreal-aflibercept-for-neovascular-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-in-a-predominantly-non-asian-population-rival-results
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Amina Farooq, Heather Frazier, William B Marcus, Chelsea Fechter, Harinderjit Singh, Dennis M Marcus
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate safety and efficacy of intravitreal aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY) injection (IAI) for the treatment of neovascular polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) in a predominantly non-Asian population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was an open-label, prospective, unmasked, nonrandomized clinical trial. Twenty eyes with neovascular PCV received monthly 2.0 mg IAI for 3 months followed by mandatory IAI every 2 months for 12 months...
January 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060148/short-term-safety-of-2-mg-intravitreal-ziv-aflibercept
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Jay Chhablani, Chintan Jethalal Dedhia, Hari K Peguda, Michael Stewart
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety of single intravitreal 2 mg ziv-aflibercept (0.08 mL) injections for the treatment of choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM). METHODS: Eyes with choroidal neovascular membranes because of several conditions each received single intravitreal injections of 2 mg ziv-aflibercept (0.08 mL). Comprehensive ophthalmic examinations and detailed systemic evaluations were performed at baseline and Days 1, 7, and 30 after injections. Standard electroretinography was performed at baseline and Day 30...
January 2, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058151/characteristics-of-fundus-autofluorescence-in-active-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Zafer Öztaş, Jale Menteş, Serhad Nalçacı, Mine Barış
OBJECTIVES: To define characteristic fundus autofluorescence (FAF) findings in eyes with active polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five eyes of 29 patients with active PCV who were diagnosed at Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Retina Division between January 2012 and November 2014 were included in the study. All the patients underwent a complete ophthalmological examination including fundus photography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography, FAF photography, and indocyanine green angiography (ICGA)...
August 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056747/micrornas-based-predictor-factor-in-patients-with-migraine-ischemic-stroke
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Luca Gallelli, Antonio Siniscalchi, Marco Carotenuto, Maria Cristina Caroleo, Erika Cione, Vincenzo Guidetti
Among the clinical spectrum of neurological diseases, migraine is often associated with cerebro-vasculopathy. Impairment of neuroimmune mediators in the central nervous system has been recognized in the pathophysiology of migraine-related stroke. Although genetic correlation was found in patients with migraine-related stroke, the epidemiology of this disease indicate a need in biomarker searching discovery and validation. In this view, small molecule, called microRNAs (miRNAs), able to regulate immune and neuronal processes has been reported in patients with migraine and ischemic stroke and unambiguous miRNAs related to these diseases could be established as new molecular indicator of precocity for clinical and/or pharmacological intervention...
January 4, 2017: MicroRNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053502/neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-without-drusen-in-the-fellow-eye-clinical-spectrum-and-therapeutic-outcome
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Wing H Chung, Elon H C van Dijk, Danial Mohabati, Greet Dijkman, Suzanne Yzer, Eiko K de Jong, Sascha Fauser, Reinier O Schlingemann, Carel B Hoyng, Camiel J F Boon
PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and therapeutic outcome of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) in 1 eye, without drusen in the fellow eye. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records of 381 patients were analyzed to identify the cases. The main outcomes included Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and change in central retinal thickness (CRT). These parameters were reviewed at baseline, first follow-up visit, and after 6, 12, and 24 months...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052522/assessment-of-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Li-Jen Liao, Tsung-Yi Cho, Tsung-Wei Huang
OBJECTIVE: This study compares the carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in different severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, and assesses the role of OSA in carotid artery vasculopathy with control of multiple co-morbidities. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case-control study SETTING: Tertiary referral center PARTICIPANTS: This study recruited 36 volunteers without the complaints of sleep-disordered breathing, 27 patients with mild-moderate OSA and 39 patients with severe OSA...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052437/dabigatran-in-the-management-of-livedoid-vasculopathy
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T Sawada, M Suehiro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050329/focal-choroidal-excavation
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Zafer Cebeci, Şerife Bayraktar, Merih Oray, Nur Kır
Focal choroidal excavation is a choroidal pit that can be detected by optical coherence tomography. Central serous chorioretinopathy, choroidal neovascularization and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy are pathologies associated with focal choroidal excavation. In this article, we present the follow-up and treatment outcomes of three eyes of two patients with focal choroidal excavation.
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050322/does-retinal-neurodegeneration-seen-in-diabetic-patients-begin-in-the-insulin-resistance-stage
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Sedat Arıkan, İsmail Erşan, Mustafa Eroğlu, Mehmet Yılmaz, Hasan Ali Tufan, Baran Gencer, Selçuk Kara, Mehmet Aşık
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether retinal neurodegeneration and impairment in contrast sensitivity (CS), which have been demonstrated to begin in diabetic patients before the presence of signs of diabetic retinal vasculopathy, also occur in the stage of insulin resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The average, minimum and sectoral (inferior, superior, inferonasal, superonasal, inferotemporal and superotemporal) thicknesses of the ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) measured using optical coherence tomography were compared between an insulin-resistant group and control group in order to evaluate the presence of retinal neurodegeneration...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041677/tofacitinib-relieves-symptoms-of-stimulator-of-interferon-genes-sting-associated-vasculopathy-with-onset-in-infancy-caused-by-2-de-novo-variants-in-tmem173
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Jieun Seo, Jung-Ah Kang, Dong In Suh, Eun-Byeol Park, Cho-Rong Lee, Sun Ah Choi, Soo Yeon Kim, Yeji Kim, Sang-Heon Park, Michael Ye, Soon-Hak Kwon, June Dong Park, Byung Chan Lim, Dong Hun Lee, Suk-Jo Kang, Murim Choi, Sung-Gyoo Park, Jong-Hee Chae
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035696/hydrophilic-polymer-vasculopathy-with-coinciding-pseudoxanthoma-elasticum-like-changes-in-an-amputated-toe
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Silvija P Gottesman, Elham Yousefi, Raavi Gupta
For the past decades, hydrophilic polymer gel coating have been widely used on endovascular devices to decrease friction and to aid with binding and delivering of medications in drug eluting stents. In the recent years, hydrophilic polymer emboli disease has been recognized as an iatrogenic adverse effect which has led to considerable morbidity and mortality of patients. This under-recognized embolic phenomenon now has reproducible pathognomonic histologic findings. Small to medium sized blood vessels are occluded with basophilic, amorphous, non-refractile, non-polarizable, whirled aggregates of foreign body material...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029575/use-of-sirolimus-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-patients-a-multi-institutional-study-from-the-pediatric-heart-transplant-study-group
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Joseph W Rossano, John L Jefferies, Elfriede Pahl, David C Naftel, Elizabeth Pruitt, Kathy Lupton, William J Dreyer, Richard Chinnock, Gerard Boyle, William T Mahle
BACKGROUND: Proliferation signal inhibitors, such as sirolimus, are increasingly used in solid-organ transplantation. However, limited data exist on sirolimus-treated pediatric patients. We aimed to describe sirolimus use in pediatric heart transplant patients and test the hypothesis that sirolimus use is associated with improved outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review and propensity-matched analysis of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database was performed on patients undergoing primary heart transplantation from 2004 to 2013 with at least 1 year of follow-up comparing patients treated vs not treated with sirolimus at 1 year after transplant...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028157/brain-histopathology-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-identification-of-lesions-associated-with-clinical-neuropsychiatric-lupus-syndromes-and-the-role-of-complement
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Daniëlle Cohen, Emilie C Rijnink, Rob J A Nabuurs, Gerda M Steup-Beekman, Maarten J Versluis, Bart J Emmer, Malu Zandbergen, Mark A van Buchem, Cornelia F Allaart, Ron Wolterbeek, Jan A Bruijn, Sjoerd G van Duinen, Tom W J Huizinga, Ingeborg M Bajema
OBJECTIVES: Neuropsychiatric (NP) involvement is a poorly understood manifestation of SLE. We studied post-mortem histopathology in relation to clinical NPSLE syndromes and complement deposition in brains of NPSLE and SLE patients and controls. Furthermore, we investigated the correlation between cerebral post-mortem histopathology and ex vivo 7 T MRI findings in SLE and NPSLE. METHODS: A nationwide search for autopsy material yielded brain tissue from 16 NPSLE and 18 SLE patients...
January 2017: Rheumatology
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