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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755270/histiocytic-lesions-of-the-orbit-a-study-of-9-cases
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A Kaan Gündüz, Emine Temel
Purpose: To describe the clinical presentation, treatment, and outcome of patients with histiocytic lesions of the orbit. Methods: Retrospective study of 9 patients treated and followed up between October 2001 and January 2018. Results: Eight patients in our series were males and one patient was female. The mean age at presentation was 16.8 years (range, 1 to 42 years). All patients had unilateral disease. The most common presenting complaint was upper eyelid swelling in 8 of 9...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752705/risk-associated-with-cumulative-oral-glucocorticoid-use-in-patients-with-giant-cell-arteritis-in-real-world-databases-from-the-usa-and-uk
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Sara Gale, Jessica C Wilson, Jenny Chia, Huong Trinh, Katie Tuckwell, Neil Collinson, Sophie Dimonaco, Susan Jick, Christoph Meier, Shalini V Mohan, Khaled Sarsour
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of giant cell arteritis (GCA) involves immediate initiation of high-dose glucocorticoid therapy with slow tapering of the dose over many months. Chronic exposure to glucocorticoids is associated with serious comorbidities. The objective of this analysis was to determine the glucocorticoid exposure and risk of glucocorticoid-related adverse events (AEs) in real-world patients with GCA. METHODS: Data from the Truven Healthcare MarketScan® database (from January 1, 2000, to June 30, 2015) and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD; from January 1, 1995, to August 31, 2013) were used to retrospectively analyze patients aged ≥ 50 years with GCA in the USA and UK, respectively...
May 11, 2018: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737107/-intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-clinical-analysis-of-17-cases
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Jin-Jun Yang, Xin-Chuan Chen, Yun Tang, Kai Shen, Li-Ping Xie, Ting Liu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical features,response to therapy and prognosis of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL). METHODS: The clinical data of 17 cases with IVLBCL were retrospectively reviewed,and survival analysis was conducted. RESULTS: The study involved 10 males and 7 females of IVLBCL with a mean age of 53 years old. The most common symptom of the disease was recurrent fever (76.5%). The lymphoma was mainly observed in bone marrow (64...
January 2018: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714651/hypereosinophilic-syndrome-preceding-a-diagnosis-of-b-cell-lymphoma
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Arash Samarghandi, Shradha Ahuja, Vishal Jindal, Sorab Gupta, Ilmana Fulger
INTRODUCTION: Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare condition characterized by eosinophilia and organ destruction secondary to eosinophilic infiltration. The coexistence of primary B-cell lymphoma and hypereosinophilic syndrome is extremely rare. We present a case of HES that preceded the diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. CASE REPORT: A 70-year-old man presented with a 3-month history of diarrhea and 30-pound weight loss. Complete blood count showed a white blood cell count of 7452/µL with eosinophils of 42% (absolute eosinophil count 3130)...
March 1, 2018: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705983/current-practices-for-the-prophylaxis-against-bone-mineral-density-loss-in-patients-with-autoimmune-blistering-disease-treated-with-corticosteroids-an-expert-survey
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K T Amber, S A Grando
Managing corticosteroid related comorbidities, including bone mineral density loss (BMDL), is an essential part of caring for the autoimmune blistering disease (AIBD) patient. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) issued an evidence-based BMDL prophylaxis guideline for patients receiving systemic corticosteroids. 2010 guidelines divided patients as low, medium, and high-risk. Accordingly, for patients greater than 50 and on corticosteroids for ≥3 months, low-risk patients should receive bisphosphonate prophylaxis if receiving ≥7...
April 28, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705974/extreme-hypercalcemia-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
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Erol Demir, Cagla Karaoglan, Gulcin Yegen, Betul Sair, Halil Yazici, Aydin Turkmen, Mehmet Sukru Sever
Post-transplant hypercalcemia is a major problem in renal transplant recipients, which may negatively affect both graft and patient survival. In this paper, we present a 66-year-old male kidney transplant recipient, who was admitted to our clinic with symptoms of fever, nausea, vomiting and lethargy. Laboratory data showed good renal function; however, a serum calcium level of 22.1 mg/dL. The patient was treated by isotonic saline together with furosemide and methylprednisolone. Because of treatment resistance, subcutaneous calcitonin and ibandronate were added to the treatment protocol as well...
April 28, 2018: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691609/effect-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-deficiency-and-its-interaction-with-prednisone-treatment-on-musculoskeletal-health-in-growing-mdx-mice
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Sung-Hee Yoon, Kim S Sugamori, Marc D Grynpas, Jane Mitchell
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) results from genetic mutations of the gene encoding dystrophin, leading to muscle inflammation and degeneration that is typically treated with glucocorticoids. DMD and its treatment with glucocorticoids result in poor bone health and high risk of fractures. Insufficient levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-hydroxy D) that may contribute to weakened bone are routinely found in DMD patients. To determine the effect of 25-hydroxy D deficiency, this study examined the effects of low vitamin D dietary intake with and without glucocorticoids on the musculoskeletal system of the Mdx mouse model of DMD...
April 24, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687967/vertebral-compression-fractures-associated-with-yoga-a-case-series
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Jad G Sfeir, Matthew T Drake, Vikram J Sonawane, Mehrsheed Sinaki
BACKGROUND: The importance of exercise in skeletal health is increasingly recognized by both patients and providers. However, the safety of prescribed or recreational exercise in at-risk populations remains under-reported and under-publicized. Yoga has gained widespread popularity due to its physical and psychological benefits. When practiced in a population at increased fracture risk, however, some yoga poses may increase fracture risk, particularly at the spine, rather than increasing BMD as noted in recent popular press reports...
April 24, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675104/prognostic-value-of-bone-marrow-fdg-uptake-pattern-of-pet-ct-in-newly-diagnosed-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Yumei Chen, Mingge Zhou, Jianjun Liu, Gang Huang
Purpose: The value of 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography /computed tomography (18 F-FDG PET/CT) in assessing bone marrow involvement (BMI) of lymphoma remains controversial. The present study aims to evaluate the prognostic meaning of bone marrow FDG uptake pattern in PET/CT of newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients. Materials and Methods: 193 newly diagnosed DLBCL patients were retrospectively analyzed. All patients received 6-8 cycles of rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (R-CHOP)...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669775/a-case-of-autoimmune-haemolytic-anaemia-after-39-cycles-of-nivolumab
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Hira Shaikh, Nour Daboul, Mary Albrethsen, Salman Fazal
With growing use of nivolumab, rare but serious side effects have surfaced in some patients. We present a case of autoimmune haemolytic anaemia that developed after 39 cycles of nivolumab. A 78-year-old man with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma, refractory to multiple lines of chemotherapy was switched to nivolumab. After around 2 years of stable course on nivolumab, he developed transfusion-dependent anaemia with haemoglobin of 8.6 g/dL. Nivolumab was held immediately. Bone marrow biopsy findings were inconclusive of myelodysplastic syndrome...
April 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666081/mantle-cell-lymphoma-presenting-as-bilateral-adrenal-huge-masses
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Abtin Doroudinia, Mehrdad Bakhshayesh Karam, Mostafa Ranjbar, Arash Nikmanesh, Payam Mehrian
We present a middle-aged woman complaining of weakness, lethargy and weight loss for 6 months. Positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scan revealed huge bilateral adrenal masses with intense 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose avidity. Biopsy and immunohistochemical staining were compatible with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The patient received six cycles of rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (R-CHOP) followed by four cycles of intrathechal methotrexate chemotherapy. Bone marrow aspiration biopsy was performed for initial staging and also before bone marrow transplantation...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649002/jak1-2-inhibition-with-baricitinib-in-the-treatment-of-autoinflammatory-interferonopathies
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Gina A Montealegre Sanchez, Adam Reinhardt, Suzanne Ramsey, Helmut Wittkowski, Philip J Hashkes, Yackov Berkun, Susanne Schalm, Sara Murias, Jason A Dare, Diane Brown, Deborah L Stone, Ling Gao, Thomas Klausmeier, Dirk Foell, Adriana A de Jesus, Dawn C Chapelle, Hanna Kim, Samantha Dill, Robert Colbert, Laura Failla, Bahar Kost, Michelle O'Brien, James C Reynolds, Les R Folio, Katherine R Calvo, Scott M Paul, Nargues Weir, Alessandra Brofferio, Ariane Soldatos, Angélique Biancotto, Edward W Cowen, John G Digiovanna, Massimo Gadina, Andrew J Lipton, Colleen Hadigan, Steven M Holland, Joseph Fontana, Ahmad S Alawad, Rebecca J Brown, Kristina I Rother, Theo Heller, Kristina M Brooks, Parag Kumar, Stephen R Brooks, Meryl Waldman, Harsharan K Singh, Volker Nickeleit, Maria Silk, Apurva Prakash, Jonathan M Janes, Seza Ozen, Paul G Wakim, Paul A Brogan, William L Macias, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky
BACKGROUND: Monogenic Interferon (IFN)-mediated autoinflammatory diseases present in infancy with systemic inflammation, an IFN-response-gene-signature (IRS), inflammatory organ damage and high mortality. We used the janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor baricitinib with IFN-blocking activity in vitro, to ameliorate disease. METHODS: Between October 2011 and February 2017, 10 patients with CANDLE (chronic atypical neutrophilic dermatosis with lipodystrophy and elevated temperatures), 4 with SAVI (Stimulator of IFN genes (STING)-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy), and 4 patients with other interferonopathies were enrolled in an Expanded Access Program...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614393/lenalidomide-treatment-in-lower-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-the-experience-of-a-czech-hematology-center-positive-effect-of-erythropoietin-%C3%A2-prednisone-addition-to-lenalidomide-in-refractory-or-relapsed-patients
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Anna Jonasova, Radana Neuwirtova, Helena Polackova, Magda Siskova, Tomas Stopka, Eduard Cmunt, Monika Belickova, Alena Moudra, Lubomir Minarik, Ota Fuchs, Kyra Michalova, Zuzana Zemanova
Lenalidomide therapy represents meaningful progress in the treatment of anemic patients with myelodysplastic syndromes with del(5q). We present our initial lenalidomide experience and the positive effect of combining erythropoietin and steroids with lenalidomide in refractory and relapsed patients. We treated by lenalidomide 55 (42 female; 13 male; median age 69) chronically transfused lower risk MDS patients with del(5q) (45) and non-del(5q) (10). Response, meaning transfusion independence (TI) lasting ≥ eight weeks, was achieved in 38 (90%) of analyzed patients with del(5q), of whom three achieved TI only by adding erythropoietin ± prednisone...
March 27, 2018: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610453/sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-associated-with-fanconi-s-syndrome-and-osteomalacia
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Jorge O Gutierrez, Maria F Zurita, Luis A Zurita
BACKGROUND Sjögren's syndrome is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, which is also known as sicca syndrome, due to the symptoms of dry eyes and dry mouth, and is associated with other connective tissue diseases and autoimmune diseases. Sjögren's syndrome can also be associated with renal involvement. Fanconi's syndrome is associated with impaired reabsorption in the proximal renal tubule associated with tubulointerstitial nephritis and is associated with renal tubular acidosis and hypophosphatemia...
April 3, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608548/reassessment-of-the-risk-stratified-gd-2008-all-protocol
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Li-Ping Que, Ke Huang, Jian-Pei Fang, Hong-Gui Xu, Dun-Hua Zhou, Yang Li, Lv-Hong Xu, Jian Li, Hai-Lei Chen
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical features and outcomes of relapsed childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at our center, achieve the early detection of risk factors for recurrence and assess the risk-stratified Guangdong (GD)-2008 ALL protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 59 Chinese childhood ALL patients treated with the GD-2008 ALL protocol who relapsed between July 2008 and March 2015 were enrolled in this study. Their clinical features and outcomes were retrospectively analyzed and compared with those of 218 patients who achieved continuous complete remission...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600200/primary-lymphoma-of-the-pelvis-a-case-report
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Karem M Zekry, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Akihiko Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
Introduction: Primary lymphoma of the bone (PLB) is uncommon clinical entity with the vast majority of the cases are non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common subtype of PLB. Case Report: We report a case of 60-year-old female presented with pain in the right hip that persisted for 2 months. Plain X-ray, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging of the right hip showed a lytic lesion involving the right acetabulum and adjoining iliac bone with extraosseous mass...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590742/myasthenia-gravis-associated-with-thymoma-and-aplastic-anemia-case-report
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Lidija Dežmalj Grbelja, Radovan Vrhovac, Monika Ulamec
Myasthenia gravis is associated in 10 to 15 percent of patients with thymic tumors, rarely with aplastic anemia. We report a 45-year-old male diagnosed with myasthenia gravis -associated with thymoma. We started treatment with pyridostigmine. After thymectomy, the patient -received 30 irradiation sessions. In the postoperative course, he had mild worsening of myasthenia gravis, which improved with prednisone. Five months later, he developed severe aplastic anemia. He was dependent on blood supplement. After allogeneic transplantation of bone marrow, he improved but later he -developed graft versus host disease...
December 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568696/aplastic-anemia-secondary-to-nivolumab-and-ipilimumab-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma-a-case-report
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D E Meyers, W F Hill, A Suo, V Jimenez-Zepeda, T Cheng, N A Nixon
Background: Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) is becoming an increasingly prevalent strategy in the clinical realm of cancer therapeutics. With more patients being administered ICB for a host of tumor types, the scope of adverse events associated with these drugs will likely grow. Here we report a case of aplastic anemia (AA) in a patient with metastatic melanoma secondary to dual ICB therapy. To our knowledge, this is only the second case of AA secondary to dual ICB in the literature, and the first to have a positive patient outcome...
2018: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557616/-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-with-orbital-involvement-in-an-infant-case-report
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Alma V Huidobro-Chávez, Gianmarco D Vigo Pareja, Carlos Pachas-Peña, Karina Patiño-Calla
The Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a rare disease characterized by the clonal proliferation of CD1a + myeloid dendritic cells associated with a significant inflammatory component. The localized form of the disease is called eosinophilic granuloma. Bone involvement is common; in children, lytic lesions are most frequently found in the cranial dome being rare in the orbit. We present an 18-month-old infant who consulted due to periorbital edema and proptosis of the right eye, with two months of evolution. The computed tomography and the magnetic resonance imaging showed a maxillary sinus tumor mass of expansive growth and erosion of the roof of the orbit...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556272/primary-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-of-the-vagina-a-case-report
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Feng Wang, Xuquan Jing, Bo Liu, Xue Meng, Xindong Sun, Yongsheng Gao, Linlin Wang, Zheng Fu
Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) of the vagina is uncommon. The present case study reports the case of a 54-year-old female with a palpable mass between the rectum and vagina. The patient presented with symptoms consistent with vaginal cancer but lacked any of the 'B' symptoms often associated with systemic lymphoma, including fever, weight loss, night sweats and fatigue. The mass was resected under anesthesia. Immunohistochemistry and biopsy confirmed diffuse large B-cell NHL (DLBCL). Following surgery, six cycles of chemotherapy with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone were administered...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
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