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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209133/house-spider-genome-uncovers-evolutionary-shifts-in-the-diversity-and-expression-of-black-widow-venom-proteins-associated-with-extreme-toxicity
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Kerry L Gendreau, Robert A Haney, Evelyn E Schwager, Torsten Wierschin, Mario Stanke, Stephen Richards, Jessica E Garb
BACKGROUND: Black widow spiders are infamous for their neurotoxic venom, which can cause extreme and long-lasting pain. This unusual venom is dominated by latrotoxins and latrodectins, two protein families virtually unknown outside of the black widow genus Latrodectus, that are difficult to study given the paucity of spider genomes. Using tissue-, sex- and stage-specific expression data, we analyzed the recently sequenced genome of the house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum), a close relative of black widows, to investigate latrotoxin and latrodectin diversity, expression and evolution...
February 16, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208873/high-dose-intravenous-anti-d-immune-globulin-is-more-effective-and-safe-in-indian-paediatric-patients-of-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Trupti Rekha Swain, Rabindra Kumar Jena, Kali Prasanna Swain
INTRODUCTION: Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) is characterised by an autoimmune antibody-mediated destruction of platelets and impaired platelet production. Few controlled trials exist to guide management of patients with ITP in Indian scenario for which patients require an individualized approach. Anti-D (Rho (D) immune globulin) at a higher dose can prove to be a cost effective and safe alternative for Indian patients with ITP. AIM: To compare the safety and efficacy of higher dose (75μg/kg) intravenous Anti-D immune globulin against the standard dose of 50μg/kg for the management of ITP in Indian patients...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208757/pathogenesis%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-therapeutic%C3%A2-mechanisms%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-immune%C3%A2-thrombocytopenia%C3%A2-itp
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Anne Zufferey, Rick Kapur, John W Semple
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a complex autoimmune disease characterized by low  platelet counts. The pathogenesis of ITP remains unclear although both antibody-mediated and/or  T cell-mediated platelet destruction are key processes. In addition, impairment of T cells, cytokine  imbalances, and the contribution of the bone marrow niche have now been recognized to be  important. Treatment strategies are aimed at the restoration of platelet counts compatible with  adequate hemostasis rather than achieving physiological platelet counts...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198458/a-simple-method-for-noninvasive-quantification-of-pressure-gradient-across-the-pulmonary-valve
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Xueying Zhou, Changyang Xing, Yang Feng, Yunyou Duan, Qiangsun Zheng, Zuojun Wang, Jie Liu, Tiesheng Cao, Lijun Yuan
Pressure gradient across the pulmonary valve (PVPG) is an important hemodynamic variable used in the management of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. However, a reliable noninvasive method is unavailable. We hypothesized that a progressive Muller maneuver would elicit the pulmonary valve premature opening (PVPO) in diastole and that this event would be detectable by Doppler echocardiography. The intrathoracic pressure (ITP) decrease during this maneuver equals PVPG, which may be assessed with a custom airway pressure measurement device...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195872/rethinking-our-definition-of-postoperative-success-a-comparative-analysis-of-three-upper-eyelid-retraction-repair-techniques-using-novel-metrics-to-capture-functional-and-aesthetic-outcomes
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Jacob A Evans, Thomas J E Clark, M Bridget Zimmerman, Richard C Allen, Jeffrey A Nerad, Keith D Carter, Erin M Shriver
PURPOSE: To compare 3 upper eyelid retraction repair techniques and introduce novel metrics, which enhance the analysis of postoperative aesthetic outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective review with Image J 1.48 digital analysis of patients who underwent repair of thyroid-related upper eyelid retraction at the University of Iowa from 1996 to 2014 via 1 of 3 surgical techniques, septum-opening levator recession with Muellerectomy, modified septum-preserving levator recession with Muellerectomy, and modified septum-preserving full-thickness blepharotomy, was conducted...
February 10, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194178/role-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-therapy-on-platelet-recovery-in-chronic-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Khan Sheema, Ujjan Ikramdin, Naz Arshi, Naz Farah, Sheikh Imran
Background. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys native platelets. In this condition an autoantibody is generated against a platelet antigen. ITP affects women more often than men and is more common in children than adults. Objective. To assess the effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy (HPET) on platelet count in Helicobacter pylori associated chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (chronic ITP) in adult. Materials and Methods. It is an interventional prospective study conducted at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, from 2014 to 2015...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194063/initial-lymphocyte-count-as-prognostic-indicator-for-childhood-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Sinan Akbayram, Kamuran Karaman, Murat Dogan, Lokman Ustyol, Mesut Garipardic, Ahmet Faik Oner
Acute ITP is a benign, self-limiting disease. Chronic ITP is diagnosed when thrombocytopenia persists beyond 12 months. The main objective of the present study was to examine whether absolute lymphocyte counts at diagnosis has predictive value with chronic ITP. A total of 601 patients diagnosed as ITP between 1995 and 2014 were retrospectively evaluated. CBCs with differential counts were performed at presentation for 601 patients. Absolute lymphocyte counts at presentation were independently predictive of disease duration...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190705/risk-of-autoimmune-diseases-and-human-papilloma-virus-hpv-vaccines-six-years-of-case-referent-surveillance
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Lamiae Grimaldi-Bensouda, Michel Rossignol, Isabelle Koné-Paut, Alain Krivitzky, Christine Lebrun-Frenay, Johanna Clet, David Brassat, Caroline Papeix, Marc Nicolino, Pierre-Yves Benhamou, Olivier Fain, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Marie-France Courcoux, Jean-François Viallard, Bertrand Godeau, Thomas Papo, Patrick Vermersch, Isabelle Bourgault-Villada, Gerard Breart, Lucien Abenhaim
BACKGROUND: Safety of HPV vaccines is still in question due to reports of autoimmune diseases (ADs) following HPV immunization. OBJECTIVES: To assess the risk of ADs associated with HPV vaccination of female adolescents/young adults in France. METHODS: Systematic prospective case-referent study conducted to assess the risks associated with real-life use of HPV vaccines. Cases were female 11-25 years old with incident ADs [central demyelination/multiple sclerosis (CD/MS), connective tissue disease (CTD), Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), type-1 diabetes (T1D), autoimmune thyroiditis (AT), and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)]...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190600/cost-of-bleeding-related-episodes-in-adult-patients-with-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study-of-administrative-claims-data-for-commercial-payers-in-the-united-states
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Junji Lin, Xinke Zhang, Xiaoyan Li, David Chandler, Ivy Altomare, Jeffrey S Wasser, Karynsa Cetin
PURPOSE: We estimated the real-world costs of bleeding-related episodes (BREs) in adults with primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used the MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters and Medicare Supplemental and Coordination of Benefits databases. We identified adult patients diagnosed with primary ITP between 2007 and 2012, defined by at least 2 outpatient claims separated by ≥30 days or 1 inpatient claim (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis code for primary ITP [287...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183683/study-of-cd4-cd8-and-natural-killer-cells-cd16-cd56-in-children-with-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Farida Hussein El-Rashedy, Mahmoud Ahmed El-Hawy, Mohamed Ahmed Helwa, Sameh Said Abd-Allah
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To assess the percentage of CD4(+), CD8(+), and natural killer cells (CD16(+), CD56(+)) in children with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) at presentation and study their impact on disease chronicity. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted at the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit, Menoufia University Hospital (tertiary care center in Egypt). The study was held on 30 children presenting with ITP; they were followed-up and classified into two groups: 15 children with acute ITP; and 15 children with chronic ITP...
February 1, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180979/the-influence-of-isolated-thoracoplasty-on-the-evolution-of-pulmonary-function-after-treatment-of-severe-thoracic-scoliosis
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Heiko Koller, Tobias L Schulte, Oliver Meier, Juliane Koller, Viola Bullmann, Wolfgang Hitzl, Michael Mayer, Tobias Lange, Jens Schmücker
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: Isolated thoracoplasty (iTP) on the convex side is performed long time after scoliosis surgery has been performed. ITP is thought to cause a further decline in pulmonary function (PF); however, the amount of decline is ill defined. The objectives of this study were to examine the influence of iTP on the postoperative evolution of PF and rib hump reduction in patients that previously undergone scoliosis surgery. METHODS: Over an 11-year period, 75 patients underwent iTP...
February 8, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177737/peak-oxygen-uptake-in-a-sprint-interval-testing-protocol-vs-maximal-oxygen-uptake-in-an-incremental-testing-protocol-and-their-relationship-with-cross-country-mountain-biking-performance
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Rafał Hebisz, Paulina Hebisz, Marek Zatoń, Kamil Michalik
The literature finds that the exercise capacity of cyclists is typically assessed using incremental and endurance exercise tests. The aim of the present study was to confirm whether peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) attained in a sprint interval testing protocol correlated with cycling performance and whether it corresponds to maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) determined by an incremental testing protocol. A sample of 28 trained mountain bike cyclists executed three performance tests: a) incremental testing protocol (ITP) in which the participant cycled to volitional exhaustion, b) sprint interval testing protocol (SITP) composed of four 30-s maximal intensity cycling bouts interspersed with 90-s recovery periods, c) competition in a simulated MTB race...
December 12, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176930/length-of-stay-hospitalization-cost-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-us-adult-inpatients-with-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-2006-2012
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Ruopeng An, Peizhong Peter Wang
PURPOSE: In this study, we examined the length of stay, hospitalization cost, and risk of in-hospital mortality among US adult inpatients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). METHODS: We analyzed nationally representative data obtained from Nationwide/National Inpatient Sample database of discharges from 2006 to 2012. RESULTS: In the US, there were an estimated 296,870 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 284,831-308,909) patient discharges recorded for ITP from 2006 to 2012, during which ITP-related hospitalizations had increased steadily by nearly 30%...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156637/complications-of-intrathecal-pump-therapy-in-malignancy-related-pain
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Egidio Del Fabbro
: 102 Background: Intrathecal pumps (ITP) are used to manage severe malignancy related pain by delivering analgesics directly into the cerebrospinal fluid, in theory allowing for a reduced opioid dose and fewer complications. Although there is literature to support efficacy in patients with cancer, including improved survival, this mode of drug delivery also carries a risk of serious complications. Reports of complications in non-malignant pain suggest the risks and mortality related to ITP may be under-appreciated and that injury and liability occur with both ITP placement and ITP maintenance...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142207/fc%C3%AE-receptor-expression-on-splenic-macrophages-in-adult-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Sylvain Audia, Kim Santegoets, Annemieke G Laarhoven, Gestur Vidarsson, Olivier Facy, Pablo Ortega-Deballon, Maxime Samson, Nona Janikashvili, Philippe Saas, Bernard Bonnotte, Timothy Radstake
Splenic macrophages play a key role in immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) pathogenesis by clearing opsonized platelets. Fcγ receptors (FcγR) participate to this phenomenon but their expression on splenic macrophages and their modulation by treatments have scarcely been studied in human ITP. We aimed to compare the phenotype and function of splenic macrophages, between six controls and 24 ITP patients, and between ITP patients according to the treatments they received prior to splenectomy. CD86, HLA-DR and FcγR expression were measured by flow cytometry on splenic macrophages...
January 31, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142109/cytokine-changes-in-response-to-tpo-receptor-agonist-treatment-in-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Ming-Ming Qu, Xue-Na Liu, Xin-Guang Liu, Qi Feng, Yang Liu, Xu Zhang, Shuang Liu, Lei Zhang, Guo-Sheng Li, Yuan-Yuan Zhu, Ming-Yun Lv, Jun Peng, Ming Hou
Thrombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO-RAs) have been clinically used in primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) with favorable outcomes, while their effect on cytokine regulation in ITP remains unknown. In the present study, plasma and mRNA expression levels of interleukin (IL)-2, interferon gamma (IFN-γ), IL-4, IL-17A, and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) were determined by ELISA and real-time quantitative PCR in 26 corticosteroid-resistant/relapsed ITP patients receiving eltrombopag or rhTPO therapy and 15 healthy controls (HCs)...
January 28, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137667/identification-of-novel-autoantigens-via-mass-spectroscopy-based-antibody-mediated-identification-of-autoantigens-ms-amida-using-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-itp-as-a-model-disease
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Julian Kamhieh-Milz, Viktor Sterzer, Hatice Celik, Omid Khorramshahi, Reham Fadl Hassan Moftah, Abdulgabar Salama
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is one of the best characterized autoimmune diseases. Autoantibodies (AABs) against platelet antigens are considered as the diagnostic hallmark of ITP, but are detectable in only 50% of patients. We designed and applied a novel proteomic approach termed Mass Spectroscopy-based Antibody-Mediated Identification of Autoantigens (MS-AMIDA) for platelet antigens. Patients were separated into patients with classical AABs [ITP(+)] and patients without AABs [ITP(-)]. Altogether, 181 potential AAGs were found in ITP(+) and 135 AAGs in ITP(-), with 34 and 23 AAGs reproducibly found in two runs of MS-AMIDA...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131440/-epidemiology-and-pharmacoepidemiology-of-immune-thrombocytopenia
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G Moulis, M Lapeyre-Mestre, D Adoue, L Sailler
During the last decade, the development of large clinical and population-based cohorts led to new findings in the epidemiology and the pharmacoepidemiology of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). The incidence is estimated to 3-4 for 10(5) inhabitants/year, with a slight female predominance and peaks in children and patients after 60 years. The incidence rate is 9 for 10(5) inhabitants/year in males after 75 years. Variations across ethnic groups are discussed. In France, there is a North-South gradient and a peak of incidence during winter suggesting the role of viruses in ITP pathophysiology...
January 25, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128422/role-of-inosine-triphosphate-pyrophosphatase-gene-variant-on-fever-incidence-during-zidovudine-antiretroviral-therapy
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A V C Coelho, S P S Silva, L Zandonà, G Stocco, G Decorti, S Crovella
Zidovudine, the antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV infection, commonly causes adverse effects, such as systemic fever and gastrointestinal alterations. In the present study, the potential role of inosine triphosphate pyrophosphatase (ITPA) gene variant on the incidence of adverse events during antiretroviral therapy (ART) of HIV with zidovudine was discussed. Individuals from Northeastern Brazil (N = 204) receiving treatment for HIV-1 infection were recruited. Zidovudine-related adverse effects developed during the treatment were registered...
January 23, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120600/immediate-adverse-reactions-to-intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-children-a-single-center-experience
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S Kaba, G Keskindemirci, C Aydogmus, R Siraneci, F Erol Cipe
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is commonly used in primary and secondary immunodeficiency diseases as well as autoimmune conditions as immunomodulatator treatment. Immediate adverse events which are generally mild and occur during infusion are seen in 6 hours. Reported immediate adverse events are in a wide range from 1%-40% in pediatric patients. 115 patients who received IVIG (except newborns) were included into this crosssectional study. IVIG was given to patients for primary immunodeficiencies (n=8), ITP (n=65), Kawasaki disease (n=11), secondary immunosupression (n=28), and passive immunization (n=3)...
January 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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