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Amr Salama, Richard Alweis
Tophi (plural of tophus, Latin for "stone") are stone-like deposits of monosodium urate in the soft tissues, synovial tissues, or in bones near the joints. They are pathognomonic for gout, the most common inflammatory arthritis in the United States, with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 4%. It is usually the end result of loss of the balance between uric acid production and excretion. It can be found anywhere in the body especially in areas of friction or trauma. It is usually painless and rarely to present as the initial manifestation of gout...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579851/transformation-of-follicular-lymphoma-to-a-high-grade-b-cell-lymphoma-with-myc-and-bcl2-translocations-and-overlapping-features-of-burkitt-lymphoma-and-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Alina M Bischin, Russell Dorer, David M Aboulafia
Most commonly, histologic transformation (HT) from follicular lymphoma (FL) manifests as a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (DLBCL, NOS). Less frequently, HT may result in a high-grade B-cell lymphoma (HGBL) with MYC and B-cell lymphoma protein 2 (BCL2) and/or BCL6 gene rearrangements, also known as "double-hit" or "triple-hit" lymphomas. In the 2016 revision of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of lymphoid neoplasms, the category B-cell lymphoma, unclassifiable was eliminated due to its vague criteria and limiting diagnostic benefit...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Blood Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579833/multiple-myeloma-in-niger-delta-nigeria-complications-and-the-outcome-of-palliative-interventions
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Ogbonna Collins Nwabuko, Elizabeth Eneikido Igbigbi, Innocent Ijezie Chukwuonye, Martin Anazodo Nnoli
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma (MM) is one of the hematological malignancies that require palliative care. This is because of the life-threatening nature and the suffering associated with the illness. The aim of this study is to bring to the fore the complications experienced by people living with MM in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria and the outcome of various palliative interventions. METHODS: This was a 10-year multi-center retrospective study of 26 patients diagnosed and managed in three major centers in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria from January 2003 to December 2012...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579151/validation-of-the-association-of-recist-changes-with-survival-in-men-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-treated-on-swog-study-s0421
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Guru Sonpavde, Gregory R Pond, Melissa Plets, Catherine M Tangen, Maha H A Hussain, Primo N Lara, Amir Goldkorn, Mark G Garzotto, Philip C Mack, Celestia S Higano, Nicholas J Vogelzang, Ian M Thompson, Przemyslaw W Twardowski, Peter J Van Veldhuizen, Neeraj Agarwal, Michael A Carducci, J Paul Monk, David I Quinn
BACKGROUND: Phase 2 trials evaluating new agents for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) have relied on bone scan and prostate-specific antigen changes to assess activity. Given the increasing detection of measurable disease, Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) changes warrant consideration to evaluate activity. We validated the association of RECIST 1.0 changes with survival in men with mCRPC receiving docetaxel. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data for men with measurable disease from the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) S0421, a phase 3 trial in men with mCRPC receiving docetaxel and prednisone plus placebo or atrasentan, were used...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578002/mir-124-contributes-to-glucocorticoid-resistance-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-by-promoting-proliferation-inhibiting-apoptosis-and-targeting-the-glucocorticoid-receptor
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Yan-Ni Liang, Yan-Lai Tang, Zhi-Yong Ke, Yue-Qin Chen, Xue-Qun Luo, Hua Zhang, Li-Bin Huang
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is characterized by the accumulation of abnormal lymphoblasts in the bone marrow and blood. Though great progress has been made for improvement in clinical treatment during the past decades, some children with ALL still relapsed. Glucocorticoid (GC) resistance is an important clinical problem for ALL treatment failure. Therefore, further understanding of the mechanism of GC resistance and exploring novel therapeutic strategies are crucial for improving treatment outcome. The reported involvement of microRNAs (miRNAs) in drug resistance implied that deregulated miRNA expression might contribute to GC treatment response of ALL...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566677/high-grade-transformation-in-a-splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma-with-a-cerebral-manifestation
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Xiaoning Gao, Jie Li, Ji Lin, Daihong Liu, Li Yu, Quanshun Wang
BACKGROUND Splenic marginal zone lymphomas (SMZLs) are generally uncommon, indolent lymphomas that typically affect older adults, but the development of the transformation to high-grade lymphoma may occur in a small proportion of patients and represents a rare event with blastic cell infiltration in the lymph nodes and bone marrow. CASE REPORT Here, we present a young adult patient who was diagnosed with a SMZL and developed a high-grade transformation to diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with central nervous system involvement...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559645/comorbidity-between-htlv-1-associated-adult-t-cell-lymphoma-leukemia-and-verrucous-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Miller Valencia, Luis Moreno
BACKGROUND: Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATLL) is classified as a peripheral CD4+ T-cell neoplasm caused by the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1). Typical symptoms are associated with leukemic infiltration; however, atypical and exaggerated manifestations of verrucous carcinoma have also been described. CASE REPORT: We present here the case of a patient with multiple skin lesions, ischemic necrosis in the hallux and lymphadenopathies. Biopsies were taken, which showed verrucous epidermal carcinoma and cutaneous lymphoma...
March 30, 2017: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556506/dissociated-agonist-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-or-prednisone-for-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-effects-on-p1np-and-osteocalcin-pharmacodynamics
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S Shoji, A Suzuki, D J Conrado, M C Peterson, J Hey-Hadavi, D McCabe, R Rojo, B K Tammara
Fosdagrocorat (PF-04171327), a dissociated agonist of the glucocorticoid receptor, has potent anti-inflammatory activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with reduced adverse effects on bone health. To identify fosdagrocorat doses with bone formation marker changes similar to prednisone 5 mg, we characterized treatment-related changes in amino-terminal propeptide of type I collagen (P1NP) and osteocalcin (OC) with fosdagrocorat (1, 5, 10, or 15 mg) and prednisone (5 or 10 mg) in a phase II randomized trial (N = 323)...
May 27, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549731/clinical-and-sonographic-biomarkers-of-structural-damage-progression-in-ra-patients-in-clinical-remission-a-prospective-study-with-12-months-follow-up
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Julio Ramírez, José Antonio Narváez, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, Javier Hernández-Gañán, Andrea Cuervo, José Inciarte-Mundo, Maria Victoria Hernández, Miguel Sampayo-Cordero, José Luis Pablos, Raimon Sanmartí, Juan D Cañete
OBJECTIVE: To determine clinical and sonographic biomarkers predicting structural damage progression at 12 months of follow-up as measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in clinical remission. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included patients with RA in clinical remission, defined as 28-joint disease activity score (DAS28)-erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) <2.6 for >6 months. Ultrasound scans of both hands and knees and MRI of the dominant hand were performed at baseline and at 12 months...
May 1, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535619/prevalence-and-incidence-of-osteoporotic-fractures-in-patients-on-long-term-glucocorticoid-treatment-for-rheumatic-diseases-the-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis-tool-giotto-study
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M Rossini, O Viapiana, M Vitiello, N Malavolta, G La Montagna, S Maddali Bongi, O Di Munno, R Nuti, C U Manzini, C Ferri, L Bogliolo, A Mathieu, F Cantatore, A Del Puente, M Muratore, W Grassi, B Frediani, G Saviola, P Delvino, L Mirone, G Ferraccioli, G Tripi, I Piazza, D Gatti
Osteoporosis and fractures are common and invalidating consequences of chronic glucorticoid (GC) treatment. Reliable information regarding the epidemiology of GC induced osteoporosis (GIOP) comes exclusively from the placebo group of randomized clinical trials while observational studies are generally lacking data on the real prevalence of vertebral fractures, GC dosage and primary diagnosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and incidence of osteoporotic fractures and to identify their major determinants (primary disease, GC dosage, bone mineral density, risk factors, specific treatment for GIOP) in a large cohort of consecutive patients aged >21 years, on chronic treatment with GC (≥5 mg prednisone - PN - equivalent) and attending rheumatology centers located all over Italy...
May 22, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427101/tanshinol-alleviates-osteoporosis-and-myopathy-in-glucocorticoid-treated-rats
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Guanghua Chen, Xinle Zhang, Han Lin, Guizhi Huang, Yahui Chen, Liao Cui
Tanshinol is a major water-soluble active component of Salvia miltiorrhiza. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether tanshinol has potential therapeutic effects against glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and glucocorticoid-induced myopathy. Ninety-six female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to five groups: a control group, a model group, and three model groups treated with 25 or 50 mg/kg of tanshinol, or calcitriol. All model groups received prednisone acetate for 90 days to induce glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis...
April 20, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421240/a-randomised-phase-ii-study-of-repeated-rhenium-188-hedp-combined-with-docetaxel-and-prednisone-versus-docetaxel-and-prednisone-alone-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-crpc-metastatic-to-bone-the-taxium-ii-trial
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Joyce M van Dodewaard-de Jong, John M H de Klerk, Haiko J Bloemendal, Daniela E Oprea-Lager, Otto S Hoekstra, H Pieter van den Berg, Maartje Los, Aart Beeker, Marianne A Jonker, Joe M O'Sullivan, Henk M W Verheul, Alfons J M van den Eertwegh
BACKGROUND: Rhenium-188-HEDP is a beta-emitting radiopharmaceutical used for palliation of metastatic bone pain. We investigated whether the addition of rhenium-188-HEDP to docetaxel/prednisone improved efficacy of chemotherapy in patients with CRPC. METHODS: Patients with progressive CRPC and osteoblastic bone metastases were randomised for first-line docetaxel 75 mg/m(2) 3-weekly plus prednisone with or without 2 injections of rhenium-188-HEDP after the third (40 MBq/kg) and after the sixth (20 MBq/kg) cycle of docetaxel...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414669/a-case-of-hepatosplentic-t-cell-lymphoma-a-rare-aggressive-tumor-of-the-young
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S Cingam, S Patel, N Koshy
INTRODUCTION: Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma (HSTCL); is an unusual entity first described in 1990 that predominantly affects middle-aged men and is classified by WHO under peripheral T-cell lymphomas. We present a 26-year-old man with HSCTL treated with a non-CHOP regimen. CASE: A 26 year old immigrant from Cameroon without significant past medical history presented with abdominal discomfort that was first noted 1 month prior at which time he was elbowed in abdomen during a basketball game...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342637/first-line-rituximab-combined-with-short-term-prednisone-versus-prednisone-alone-for-the-treatment-of-pemphigus-ritux-3-a-prospective-multicentre-parallel-group-open-label-randomised-trial
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Pascal Joly, Maud Maho-Vaillant, Catherine Prost-Squarcioni, Vivien Hebert, Estelle Houivet, Sébastien Calbo, Frédérique Caillot, Marie Laure Golinski, Bruno Labeille, Catherine Picard-Dahan, Carle Paul, Marie-Aleth Richard, Jean David Bouaziz, Sophie Duvert-Lehembre, Philippe Bernard, Frederic Caux, Marina Alexandre, Saskia Ingen-Housz-Oro, Pierre Vabres, Emmanuel Delaporte, Gaelle Quereux, Alain Dupuy, Sebastien Debarbieux, Martine Avenel-Audran, Michel D'Incan, Christophe Bedane, Nathalie Bénéton, Denis Jullien, Nicolas Dupin, Laurent Misery, Laurent Machet, Marie Beylot-Barry, Olivier Dereure, Bruno Sassolas, Thomas Vermeulin, Jacques Benichou, Philippe Musette
BACKGROUND: High doses of corticosteroids are considered the standard treatment for pemphigus. Because long-term corticosteroid treatment can cause severe and even life-threatening side-effects in patients with this disease, we assessed whether first-line use of rituximab as adjuvant therapy could improve the proportion of patients achieving complete remission off-therapy, compared with corticosteroid treatment alone, while decreasing treatment side-effects of corticosteroids. METHODS: We did a prospective, multicentre, parallel-group, open-label, randomised trial in 25 dermatology hospital departments in France (Ritux 3)...
March 22, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272212/ophthalmic-manifestations-in-igg4-related-disease-clinical-presentation-and-response-to-treatment-in-a-french-case-series
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Mikael Ebbo, Matthieu Patient, Aurelie Grados, Matthieu Groh, Julien Desblaches, Eric Hachulla, David Saadoun, Sylvain Audia, Aude Rigolet, Benjamin Terrier, Antoinette Perlat, Constance Guillaud, Frederic Renou, Emmanuelle Bernit, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Jean-Robert Harlé, Nicolas Schleinitz
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is characterized by variable tissue or organ involvements sharing common pathological findings. Orbital or orbital adnexa involvement of the disease has been reported in a few case series. The aim of our study was to characterize and analyze ophthalmic manifestations from a nationwide French case-series.Patients with IgG4-RD and orbital or orbital adnexa involvement included in the French multicentric IgG4-RD case-registry were identified. Only patients fulfilling "modified" comprehensive diagnostic criteria with pathological documentation were retained for the study...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253597/-the-effect-of-long-term-low-dose-prednisone-on-bone-mineral-density-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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G Wang, X P Li, X M Li, G S Wang, J H Tao, Y Ma
Objective: To investigate the effect of long-term low dose prednisone administration on bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with inactive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods: A total of 118 inactive female SLE patients with long-term administration of low dose prednisone were recruited from the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology at An hui Provincial Hospital.All patients were given low dose prednisone for long-term (≤10 mg/d, more than half a year). According to prednisone doses, subjects were divided into two groups, namely group A (≤7...
March 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249886/case-of-polyostotic-primary-bone-lymphoma-successfully-treated-with-immunochemotherapy-and-consolidation-radiotherapy
#17
Irfan Ahmad, Kundan Singh Chufal, Nidhi Goyal, Chandi Prasad Bhatt
A 47-year-old woman presented with symptoms of sharp pain over the left anterior thigh with radiation from the groin to the knee. She subsequently developed numbness in that region and reduced motor strength in extensors of the left knee. Plain radiography of the spine and knee was normal. An MRI of the spine revealed an irregular extramedullary mass with intradural and extradural components, extending from the L3 to L5 vertebrae. She underwent a laminectomy and posterior spinal decompression based on a working diagnosis of nerve sheath tumour...
March 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239462/thrombocytopenia-in-patients-with-melanoma-receiving-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy
#18
Eileen Shiuan, Kathryn E Beckermann, Alpaslan Ozgun, Ciara Kelly, Meredith McKean, Jennifer McQuade, Mary Ann Thompson, Igor Puzanov, John P Greer, Suthee Rapisuwon, Michael Postow, Michael A Davies, Zeynep Eroglu, Douglas Johnson
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint inhibitors, including antibodies against programmed death 1 (PD-1) and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4), are being used with increasing frequency for the treatment of cancer. Immune-related adverse events (irAEs) including colitis, dermatitis, and pneumonitis are well described, but less frequent events are now emerging with larger numbers of patients treated. Herein we describe the incidence and spectrum of thrombocytopenia following immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy and two severe cases of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203178/a-patient-with-supraclavicular-lymphadenopathy-and-anterior-mediastinal-mass-presenting-as-a-rare-case-of-composite-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Alex Raufi, James Jerkins, Yung Lyou, Deepa Jeyakumar
Composite lymphoma (CL) is a rare disease with 2 distinct lymphomas concurrently arising in a single patient with an estimated incidence of 1-4.7% of newly diagnosed lymphomas per year. CL most commonly involves 2 B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) or a B-cell NHL with a Hodgkin lymphoma. Our case is unique in that it was a bilineage CL with both a T-cell and B-cell NHL, which has only been reported in a few case reports. A 49-year-old woman presented with several months of progressive cough, weight loss, dyspnea, and supraclavicular lymphadenopathy...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185911/transcriptome-analysis-of-monozygotic-twin-brothers-with-childhood-primary-myelofibrosis
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Nan Ding, Zhaojun Zhang, Wenyu Yang, Lan Ren, Yingchi Zhang, Jingliao Zhang, Zhanqi Li, Peihong Zhang, Xiaofan Zhu, Xiaojuan Chen, Xiangdong Fang
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a chronic myeloproliferative disorder in human bone marrow. Over 50% of patients with myelofibrosis have mutations in JAK2, MPL, or CALR. However, these mutations are rarely detected in children, suggesting a difference in the pathogenesis of childhood PMF. In this study, we investigated the response to drug treatment of a monozygotic twin pair with typical childhood PMF. The twin exhibited different clinical outcomes despite following the same treatment regimen. The transcriptomic profiles of patient samples after drug treatment (E2 and Y2) were significantly different between the twin pair, which is consistent with the observation that the drug treatment was effective only in the younger brother, despite the twin being genetically identical...
February 2017: Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
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