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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805273/neurotoxicosis-in-horses-associated-with-consumption-of-trema-micrantha
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M P Lorenzett, P R Pereira, D M Bassuino, G Konradt, W Panziera, M V Bianchi, F F Argenta, M E Hammerschmitt, R A Caprioli, C S L de Barros, S P Pavarini, D Driemeier
BACKGROUND: Trema micrantha is a tree widely distributed throughout the Americas. The tree produces highly palatable leaves that have been associated with natural poisoning in goats, sheep and horses, in which hepatic necrosis and hepatic encephalopathy have been observed. OBJECTIVES: This study describes malacia and haemorrhage in the central nervous system due to T. micrantha consumption, with minimal to absent hepatic lesions. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series...
August 14, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803683/immune-response-in-takayasu-arteritis
#2
Tristan Mirault, Henri Guillet, Emmanuel Messas
Takayasu arteritis (TAK) is a vasculitis of the large arteries. The arterial wall, target of the immune reaction, is composed of vascular dendritic cells, endothelial cells, vascular smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts, which engage in an interaction with T cells and macrophages to, ultimately, cause luminal stenosis or aneurysmal wall damage of the vessel. A multitude of cytokines have been identified to increase in case of TAK and to be linked to disease activity. A better understanding of the physiopathological pathways and mechanisms involved, might enable a more tailored therapeutic approach in TAK...
August 10, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800947/-from-pathogenesis-of-giant-cell-arteritis-to-new-therapeutic-targets
#3
M Samson, B Bonnotte
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common vasculitis in adults. GCA is a granulomatous large-vessel vasculitis involving the aorta and its major branches in people>50 years. Glucocorticoids (GC) remain the cornerstone of GCA treatment. Prednisone is usually started at 0.7 or 1mg/kg/day depending on the occurrence of ischemic complications. Then, GC are progressively tapered and stopped after a mean duration of 18 months. GC are very efficient but relapses often occur during their tapering. Moreover, GC-related side effects are very common during this long term GC therapy...
August 8, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800625/variability-in-quantitative-analysis-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-inflammation-using-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Karel-Jan D F Lensen, Alper M van Sijl, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Conny J van der Laken, Martijn W Heymans, Emile F I Comans, Mike T Nurmohamed, Yvo M Smulders, Ronald Boellaard
BACKGROUND: 18F-FDG-PET(/CT) is increasingly used in studies aiming at quantifying atherosclerotic plaque inflammation. Considerable methodological variability exists. The effect of data acquisition and image analysis parameters on quantitative uptake measures, such as standardized uptake value (SUV) and target-to-background ratio (TBR) has not been investigated extensively. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to explore the effect of several data acquisition and image analysis parameters on quantification of vascular wall 18F-FDG uptake measures, in order to increase awareness of potential variability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799318/giant-cell-arteritis-presenting-as-puo
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Sham Santhanam, Sampath Kumar Mani
Giant cell arteritis(GCA) is a primary granulomatous vasculitis affecting the large and medium sized arteries. We present here a case of GCA with pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO) as the presenting manifestation in the absence of other typical features. On evaluation, the patient had raised inflammatory markers with features of large vessel vasculitis on whole body PET-CT scan. The colour doppler ultrasonography(CDUS) of the temporal arteries showed bilateral halo sign. Since bilateral 'halo sign' is more specific for the diagnosis of GCA, temporal artery biopsy is not mandatory...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797966/rare-case-of-pulmonary-involvement-in-an-adult-with-kawasaki-disease
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Joanna G Escalon, Xiaoping Wu, Ian R Drexler, Lindsay Lief, Maria Plataki, Michael Bender, James F Gruden
Kawasaki disease is an acute, self-limited, febrile vasculitis typically seen in early childhood. Pulmonary involvement is uncommon and is not part of the conventional diagnostic criteria. We add to the literature a unique case of a 22year-old male with Kawasaki disease and pulmonary involvement. It illustrates the importance of recognizing unusual presentations of Kawasaki disease and highlights the possibility of pulmonary abnormalities on physical and imaging examination. Awareness of such presentations can help avoid delayed diagnosis, prevent the development of coronary aneurysms, and allow careful observation for imaging resolution...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795238/efficacy-and-safety-of-sofosbuvir-based-interferon-free-therapy-the-management-of-rheumatologic-extrahepatic-manifestations-associated-with-chronic-hepatitis-c%C3%A2-virus-infection
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A A Shahin, H S Zayed, M Said, S A Amer
BACKGROUND: The use of pegylated interferon alpha (IFN) has been of concern in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients with rheumatologic extrahepatic manifestations (EHM) due to the immunostimulatory effects of IFN. AIM: To study the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir-based, IFN-free antiviral therapy in chronic HCV patients with rheumatologic EHM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Group A included 24 patients with arthropathy (arthralgia or arthritis, n = 15) or vasculitis (n = 9) who received sofosbuvir and ribavirin (n = 17) or sofosbuvir and simeprevir (n = 7)...
August 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794554/mucocutaneous-manifestations-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-study-from-eastern-india
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Sudip Kumar Ghosh, Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, Surajit Kumar Biswas, Ivoreen Darung
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous manifestations are fairly common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and they can help in early diagnosis, prompt treatment, and hence reduced morbidity from the disease. AIMS: The objective of the present study was to find out the different patterns of dermatoses in a group of patients with RA from Eastern India. METHODOLOGY: Consecutive patients fulfilling the American Rheumatism Association 1987 revised criteria for the classification of RA and who had different dermatoses were included in this cross-sectional study done over a period of 8 years in a tertiary care hospital in Eastern India...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794515/the-complement-system-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-rheumatic-disease
#9
REVIEW
Leendert A Trouw, Matthew C Pickering, Anna M Blom
Complement activation is associated with common rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic vasculitis. Evidence linking complement activation to these diseases includes the presence of complement deposition in affected tissues, decreased levels of complement proteins and high levels of complement activation fragments in the blood and/or synovial fluid of patients with these diseases, as well as data from experimental models. Eculizumab, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits the complement component C5, is now approved for the treatment of rare conditions involving complement hyperactivation, and the success of this therapy has renewed interest in understanding the utility of complement inhibition in rheumatological practice, particularly for SLE...
August 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794510/vasculitis-syndromes-notch-one-up-for-the-endothelium
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Joanna Collison
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August 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791773/sarcoidosis-with-takayasu-arteritis-a-model-of-overlapping-granulomatosis-a-report-of-seven-cases-and-literature-review
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Catherine Chapelon-Abric, David Saadoun, Isabelle Marie, Cloé Comarmond, Anne Claire Desbois, Fanny Domont, Léa Savey, Patrice Cacoub
OBJECTIVE: To describe the features of exceptional coexisting Takayasu arteritis (TA) and sarcoidosis, two conditions of unknown cause associated with a common immunologic pattern. METHODS: We report seven cases of concomitant sarcoidosis-Takayasu or Takayasu-like vasculitis, observed in two referral centers between 1995 and 2015. RESULTS: All patients were female. The mean age at sarcoidosis diagnosis and TA diagnosis was 36 and 37 years, respectively...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783687/group-b-streptococcus-circumvents-neutrophils-and-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-during-amniotic-cavity-invasion-and-preterm-labor
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Erica Boldenow, Claire Gendrin, Lisa Ngo, Craig Bierle, Jay Vornhagen, Michelle Coleman, Sean Merillat, Blair Armistead, Christopher Whidbey, Varchita Alishetti, Veronica Santana-Ufret, Jason Ogle, Michael Gough, Sengkeo Srinouanprachanh, James W MacDonald, Theo K Bammler, Aasthaa Bansal, H Denny Liggitt, Lakshmi Rajagopal, Kristina M Adams Waldorf
Preterm birth is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Although microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) is associated with most early preterm births, the temporal events that occur during MIAC and preterm labor are not known. Group B streptococci (GBS) are β-hemolytic, Gram-positive bacteria, which commonly colonize the vagina but have been recovered from the amniotic fluid in preterm birth cases. To understand temporal events that occur during MIAC, we used a chronically catheterized nonhuman primate model that closely emulates human pregnancy...
October 14, 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781854/skin-nodule-reveals-lung-cancer-in-a-patient-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Taylor Doberstein, Brian L Swick, Namrata Singh
A 69-year-old male with granulomatosis with polyangiitis presented with new skin nodules. Skin biopsy showed metastatic poorly differentiated lung adenocarcinoma. The skin nodule was the initial presentation of his lung cancer. There is need for increased vigilance for cancer risk in ANCA-associated vasculitis patients.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781836/urticaria-vasculitis-in-a-child-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Adrián Imbernón-Moya, Elena Vargas-Laguna, Fernando Burgos, Eva Fernández-Cogolludo, Antonio Aguilar-Martínez, Miguel Ángel Gallego-Valdés
Annular urticarial lesions in a child must establish a main differential diagnosis with urticaria multiforme, common urticaria, acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy, erythema marginatum, erythema annulare centrifugum, annular erythema in childhood, erythema multiforme, Sweet's syndrome, Schönlein-Henoch purpura, erythematosus lupus, several systemic vasculitis, and serum sickness.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780080/-how-i-treat-autoimmune-diseases-state-of-the-art-on-the-management-of-rare-rheumatic-diseases-and-anca-associated-systemic-idiopathic-vasculitis
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EDITORIAL
Dario Roccatello
This Special Issue of Autoimmunity Reviews constitutes summaries of presentations at the 20th International Meeting on Immune Pathology and Orphan Diseases, held in Torino, Italy, 25-28th January 2017. As such, these presentations represent the state of the art on the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases as well as the most recent insights into the management of these pathologic conditions. The latter includes both the optimal use of established drugs and approaches as well as novel knowledge on the means and consequences of targeted blocking of molecules or cellular mechanisms...
August 2, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780079/antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitides-and-igg4-related-disease-a-new-overlap-syndrome
#16
REVIEW
François-Xavier Danlos, Giovanni Maria Rossi, Daniel Blockmans, Giacomo Emmi, Andreas Kronbichler, Stéphane Durupt, Claire Maynard, Luminita Luca, Cyril Garrouste, Bertrand Lioger, Rachel Mourot-Cottet, Robin Dhote, Jean-Benoit Arlet, Thomas Hanslik, Philippe Rouvier, Mikael Ebbo, Xavier Puéchal, Dominique Nochy, Agnès Carlotti, Luc Mouthon, Loïc Guillevin, Augusto Vaglio, Benjamin Terrier
OBJECTIVE: Atypical manifestations have been described in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV), such as pachymeningitis, orbital mass or chronic periaortitis. Because these manifestations have been associated to the spectrum of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), we hypothesized that both diseases could overlap. METHODS: We conducted a European retrospective multicenter observational study including patients fulfilling ACR and Chapel Hill criteria for AAV and IgG4-RD Comprehensive Diagnostic Criteria...
August 2, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776591/presumed-tuberculosis-associated-uveitis-rising-incidence-and-widening-criteria-for-diagnosis-in-a-non-endemic-area
#17
N Krassas, J Wells, C Bell, M Woodhead, N Jones
PurposeTo assess the incidence, clinical ocular involvement and effectiveness of anti-tuberculous treatment in patients with chronic uveitis presumed to be associated with tuberculosis in a non-endemic community.Patients and methodsRetrospective case series of patients with uveitis and evidence of tuberculosis, with no other identified cause of uveitis, who underwent a 6-month course of standard anti-tuberculosis treatment between 2008 and 2015. The response to treatment was assessed at 6 and 12 months after initiation of treatment...
August 4, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776364/jaccoud-s-arthropathy-an-unusual-manifestation-of-idiopathic-retroperitoneal-fibrosis-rapid-improvement-of-symptoms-after-tocilizumab-treatment
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M Benucci, A Damiani, F Li Gobbi, V Grossi, M Infantino, A Arena, M Manfredi
Jaccoud's arthropathy (JA) is a chronic, non erosive, rheumatoid-like deformity associated with rheumatic fever (RF) and systemic lupus erythematosus and with other diseases such as psoriatic arthritis, connective tissue diseases, hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis, infections, sarcoidosis and neoplasia. We described a case of JA in a patient with cutaneous psoriasis but with a particular disease evolution associated with idiopathic retropritoneal fibrosis (IRF), evaluated with computed tomography, magnetic resonance and 18F-FDG PET/ CT...
August 3, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775083/rare-cause-of-respiratory-failure-in-a-young-woman-isolated-diffuse-alveolar-haemorrhage-requiring-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#19
David Kelly, Damodar Makkuni, Dhiraj Ail
A previously healthy 21-year-old young woman presented with worsening dyspnoea and haemoptysis. Imaging was suggestive of widespread pulmonary haemorrhage. There was no other organ system involvement in particular no evidence of renal involvement. Raised antimyeloperoxidase titres allowed diagnosis of isolated diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH) secondary to microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). The patient rapidly deteriorated with worsening respiratory failure despite invasive mechanical ventilation and required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774597/nintedanib-reduces-radiation-induced-microscopic-lung-fibrosis-but-this-cannot-be-monitored-by-ct-imaging-a-preclinical-study-with-a-high-precision-image-guided-irradiator
#20
Dirk De Ruysscher, Patrick Vincent Granton, Natasja Gaby Lieuwes, Stefan van Hoof, Lutz Wollin, Birgit Weynand, Anne-Marie Dingemans, Frank Verhaegen, Ludwig Dubois
BACKGROUND: Nintedanib has anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory activity and is approved for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The aim of this study was to noninvasively assess the efficacy of nintedanib in a mouse model of partial lung irradiation to prevent radiation-induced lung damage (RILD). METHODS: 266 C57BL/6 adult male mice were irradiated with a single radiation dose (0, 4, 8, 12, 16 or 20Gy) using parallel-opposed fields targeting the upper right lung using a precision image-guided small animal irradiator sparing heart and spine based on micro-CT images...
July 31, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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