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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334536/nationwide-trend-analysis-of-pediatric-inpatients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia-in-the-united-states
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Yusuke Okubo, Atsuhiko Handa
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported the epidemiology of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) among children in the United States and other countries. However, recent trends in ITP among hospitalized children and hospital course remain unknown at a national level in the United States. METHOD: Hospital discharge records of patients with ITP aged 19 years and younger were obtained for the years 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012 using the Kids' Inpatient Database. Data were weighted to estimate the annual hospitalization rates in the United States with trend analyses...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331505/successful-treatment-of-anti-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-antibody-associated-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
#2
P Wiwattanathum, A Ingsathit, D Thammanichanond, S Worawichawong
Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) antibody, a non-HLA antibody, has been found to have a detrimental effect on kidney allografts. Similarly to HLA antibodies, recipients who have AT1R antibodies are at risk for allograft rejection and poor long-term graft outcome. Besides mediating allograft rejections via direct effects on endothelial and vascular smooth muscle without complement activation, AT1R antibodies may lead to accelerated hypertension via the renin-angiotensin pathway. There has been no definite level of AT1R antibody that predicts allograft rejection...
January 10, 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330783/clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-infliximab-in-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Amy Hemperly, Niels Vande Casteele
Infliximab was the first monoclonal antibody to be approved for the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). It has been shown to induce and maintain both clinical remission and mucosal healing in pediatric and adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are unresponsive or refractory to conventional therapies. The administration of infliximab is weight-based and the drug is administered intravenously. The volume of distribution of infliximab is low and at steady state ranges from 4...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330741/coronary-artery-aneurysm-regression-after-kawasaki-disease-and-associated-risk-factors-a-3-year-follow-up-study-in-east-china
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Yunjia Tang, Wenhua Yan, Ling Sun, Qiuqin Xu, Yueyue Ding, Haitao Lv
Kawasaki disease (KD) is the leading cause of acquired heart disease due to its complicated coronary artery lesions. Up to now, few studies were focused on the status of persistent coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) in KD patients. The present study was designed to identify the coronary artery outcomes and seek the risk factors associated with the regression of CAA in KD patients. One hundred and twenty KD patients with CAA hospitalized in Children's Hospital of Soochow University from Jan 2008 to Dec 2013 were prospectively studied by a 3-year follow-up...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329957/safety-and-tolerability-of-a-novel-polyclonal-human-anti-mers-coronavirus-antibody-produced-from-transchromosomic-cattle-a-phase-1-randomised-double-blind-single-dose-escalation-study
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John H Beigel, Jocelyn Voell, Parag Kumar, Kanakatte Raviprakash, Hua Wu, Jin-An Jiao, Eddie Sullivan, Thomas Luke, Richard T Davey
BACKGROUND: Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a severe respiratory illness with an overall mortality of 35%. There is no licensed or proven treatment. Passive immunotherapy approaches are being developed to prevent and treat several human medical conditions where alternative therapeutic options are absent. We report the safety of a fully human polyclonal IgG antibody (SAB-301) produced from the hyperimmune plasma of transchromosomic cattle immunised with a MERS coronavirus vaccine...
January 9, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326369/successful-treatment-of-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-and-mast-cell-activation-syndromes-using-naltrexone-immunoglobulin-and-antibiotic-treatment
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Leonard B Weinstock, Jill B Brook, Trisha L Myers, Brent Goodman
A patient with severe postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) received immunotherapy with low-dose naltrexone (LDN) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) and antibiotic therapy for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). A dramatic and sustained response was documented. The utility of IVIg in autoimmune neuromuscular diseases has been published, but clinical experience with POTS is relatively unknown and has not been reported in MCAS. As a short-acting mu-opioid antagonist, LDN paradoxically increases endorphins which then bind to regulatory T cells which regulate T-lymphocyte and B-lymphocyte production and this reduces cytokine and antibody production...
January 11, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325970/the-role-of-adjuvant-immunomodulatory-agents-for-treatment-of-severe-influenza
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REVIEW
David S Hui, Nelson Lee, Paul K Chan, John H Beigel
A severe inflammatory immune response with hypercytokinemia occurs in patients hospitalized with severe influenza, such as avian influenza A(H5N1), A(H7N9), and seasonal A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infections. The role of immunomodulatory therapy is unclear as there have been limited published data based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Passive immunotherapy such as convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin have some studies demonstrating benefit when administered as an adjunctive therapy for severe influenza...
January 8, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324461/efficacy-of-treatment-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-pregnancy-with-corticosteroids-and-intravenous-immunoglobulin-a-prospective-follow-up-of-suggested-practice
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Gisela Wegnelius, Katarina Bremme, Pelle G Lindqvist
: The current study is performed to assess a routine for treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura in pregnancy. A prospective programme for monitoring and treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin or cortisone in pregnancies with immune thrombocytopenic purpura was suggested to all delivery units in Sweden. Treatment should be avoided if platelet counts were more than 20 × 10/l during pregnancy with no bleeding complications and with a target of 100 × 10/l at delivery. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysis were used...
January 10, 2018: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322700/factors-predicting-resistance-to-intravenous-immunoglobulin-and-coronary-complications-in-kawasaki-disease-ivig-resistance-in-kawasaki-disease
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EDITORIAL
Ji Whan Han
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321424/a-case-of-anti-musk-antibody-positive-myasthenia-gravis-successfully-treated-with-outpatient-periodic-weekly-blood-purification-therapy
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Kentaro Deguchi, Kosuke Matsuzono, Yumiko Nakano, Syoichiro Kono, Kota Sato, Shoko Deguchi, Katsuyuki Tanabe, Nozomi Hishikawa, Yasuyuki Ota, Toru Yamashita, Kiyoe Ohta, Masakatsu Motomura, Koji Abe
A 37-year-old man with anti-muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK) antibody-positive myasthenia gravis (MG) presented with subacute progressive dysphagia and muscle weakness of the neck and bilateral upper extremities. Conventional immune-suppressive treatments and high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin were ineffective. He then displayed repeated exacerbations and remissions over the course of two years, despite two to four sessions of plasma exchange (PE) every two months. The patient was successfully treated with outpatient periodic weekly blood purification therapy with alternative PE and double-filtration plasmapheresis using an internal shunt...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321020/meta-analysis-of-human-gene-expression-in-response-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-reveals-potential-therapeutic-targets
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Zhang Wang, Seda Arat, Michal Magid-Slav, James R Brown
BACKGROUND: With the global emergence of multi-drug resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, new strategies to treat tuberculosis are urgently needed such as therapeutics targeting potential human host factors. RESULTS: Here we performed a statistical meta-analysis of human gene expression in response to both latent and active pulmonary tuberculosis infections from nine published datasets. We found 1655 genes that were significantly differentially expressed during active tuberculosis infection...
January 10, 2018: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318796/recurrent-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-following-urinary-tract-infection-by-escherichia-coli
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Yoon Sik Jo, Jin Yong Choi, Hong Chung, Yuseok Kim, Sang Jun Na
Recurrent Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare, immune-mediated disease of the peripheral nervous system. It has been reported to occur at intervals ranging from four months to 10 years; published case studies suggest that 1%-6% of patients who have had GBS will experience recurrent attacks. The most commonly identified infections coinciding with GBS are Campylobacter jejuni, Haemophilus influenzae, Mycoplasma pneumonia, and cytomegalovirus, while an antecedent infection with Escherichia coli is very uncommon...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315142/enteroviral-encephalitis-in-a-child-with-cns-relapse-of-burkitt-leukemia-treated-with-rituximab
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Najma Shaheen, Francis Mussai
A boy with central nervous system relapse of Burkitt leukemia developed fever and neurological symptoms and cognitive impairment. He had received multi-drug chemotherapy including rituximab. Enterovirus (EV) was detected in cerebrospinal fluid by polymerase chain reaction, and magnetic resonance imaging findings were consistent with viral infection. The patient was treated with intravenous immunoglobulin and within 1 month cleared his EV. Rituximab can cause a profound B-cell deficiency predisposing patients to infections including EV encephalitis...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315141/the-treatment-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Susan S Wan, Tracey D Ying, Kate Wyburn, Darren M Roberts, Melanie Wyld, Steven J Chadban
BACKGROUND: Current treatments for antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in kidney transplantation are based on low-quality data from a small number of controlled trials. Novel agents targeting B-cells, plasma-cells and the complement system have featured in recent studies of AMR. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials in kidney transplant recipients using Medline, EMBASE and CENTRAL from inception to February 2017. RESULTS: Of 14,380 citations we identified 21 studies, including 10 randomized controlled trials, involving 751 participants...
January 8, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314206/follicular-lymphoma-2018-update-on-diagnosis-and-management
#15
Arnold Freedman
DISEASE OVERVIEW: Follicular lymphoma is generally an indolent B cell lymphoproliferative disorder of transformed follicular center B cells. Follicular lymphoma (FL) is characterized by diffuse lymphadenopathy, bone marrow involvement, splenomegaly and less commonly other extranodal sites of involvement. In general, cytopenias can occur but constitutional symptoms of fever, nightsweats, and weight loss are uncommon. DIAGNOSIS: Diagnosis is based on histology of preferably a biopsy of a lymph node...
February 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312777/anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-associated-with-mediastinal-teratoma-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Chuan Li, Chengwu Liu, Feng Lin, Lunxu Liu
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a recently identified neuroautoimmune disorder characterized by antibodies against the heteromeric NR1-NR2 receptor complex. To our best knowledge, anti-NMDAR encephalitis combined with mediastinal teratoma is extremely rare with only three cases been reported in literature worldwide. In this article, we present an 18 years old female diagnosed as anti-NMDAR encephalitis caused by a large mature mediastinal teratoma whose initial manifestations were acute headache and seizures...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310908/an-infant-born-to-a-mother-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
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Nitish Chourasia, Michael W Watkins, Jeremy E Lankford, Joseph S Kass, Ankur Kamdar
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder that often affects women of childbearing age, and maternal-fetal transfer of anti-NMDAR antibodies during pregnancy has been documented in both symptomatic and asymptomatic women. The effects of these antibodies on the fetus, however, are incompletely understood. PATIENT DESCRIPTION: This term infant exhibited depressed respiratory effort, poor feeding, and abnormal movements after birth...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310343/cerebrospinal-fluid-real-time-quaking-induced-conversion-test-for-sporadic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-in-an-18-year-old-woman-a-case-report
#18
Yuan Yao, Xiaoping Dong, Hongzhi Guan, Qiang Lu
RATIONALE: Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) mainly occurs in the elderly, with the peak age of onset ranging from 55 to 75 years. The symptoms of sCJD are not unique, and laboratory tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalogram (EEG) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)14-3-3 protein have low sensitivity or specificity. Therefore, excluding treatable diseases and establishing a diagnosis could be difficult in young patients with suspected sCJD. Recently, real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QuIC) has been used in the diagnosis of sCJD, with more than 95% sensitivity and 100% specificity...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306858/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-with-exaggerated-pleocytosis-and-anti-gm1-ganglioside-antibodies
#19
Gabriel T Doctor, Sian K Alexander, Aleksandar Radunovic
An 81-year-old man presented with fever, confusion and rapidly-progressive flaccid tetraparesis. Clinical presentation and neurophysiology were consistent with a severe axonal polyneuropathy. Anti-GM1 and Campylobacter serology were both positive, consistent with postinfectious axonal-variant Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). GBS is characterised by albuminocytological dissociation, where an elevated protein and acellular cerebrospinal fluid are typical. However, in this case, CSF analysis revealed an exaggerated pleocytosis (72 white blood cells (WBC)/mm3)...
January 6, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305608/disease-course-and-treatment-responses-in-children-with-relapsing-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-antibody-associated-disease
#20
Yael Hacohen, Yu Yi Wong, Christian Lechner, Maciej Jurynczyk, Sukhvir Wright, Bahadir Konuskan, Judith Kalser, Anne Lise Poulat, Helene Maurey, Esther Ganelin-Cohen, Evangeline Wassmer, Chery Hemingway, Rob Forsyth, Eva Maria Hennes, M Isabel Leite, Olga Ciccarelli, Banu Anlar, Rogier Hintzen, Romain Marignier, Jacqueline Palace, Matthias Baumann, Kevin Rostásy, Rinze Neuteboom, Kumaran Deiva, Ming Lim
Importance: Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-Abs) are consistently identified in a range of demyelinating disorders in adults and children. Current therapeutic strategies are largely center specific, and no treatments have been formally evaluated. Objective: To examine the clinical phenotypes, treatment responses, and outcomes of children with relapsing MOG-Ab-associated disease. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study prospectively collected demographic, clinical, and radiologic data from 102 patients from 8 countries of the EU Paediatric Demyelinating Disease Consortium from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2016...
January 5, 2018: JAMA Neurology
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