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Juan M Núñez, Mariana Marcotullio, Andrea Rojas, Luis Acuña, Mariel Cáceres, Silvana Mochi
Streptococcus suis causes meningitis, bacteremia, endocarditis, endophthalmitis, artrithis and toxic shock in both pigs and human beings. The incidence of this pathogen is increasing worldwide. A case of 54 years old men from a rural zone of Tucumán, Argentina with two days of headache, vomit and photophobia was admitted septic, with purulent meningitis. Streptococcus suis was growth from the blood and cerebrospinal fluid culture. The patient was treated with ceftriaxona and had a good evolution without sequels...
October 2013: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Renato Vianna Soares, Anne Forsythe, Kyle Hogarth, Nadera J Sweiss, Imre Noth, Marco G Patti
CONTEXT: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is common in patients with respiratory disorders and interstitial lung fibrosis from diverse disease processes. However, a cause-effect relationship has not been well demonstrated. It is hypothesized that there might be more than a coincidental association between GERD and interstitial lung damage. There is still confusion about the diagnostic steps necessary to confirm the presence of GERD, and about the role of effective control of GERD in the natural history of these respiratory disorders...
April 2011: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
Ljiljana Pavlica, Zorica Perić-Hajzler, Aleksandra Jovelić, Boris Sekler, Milorad Damjanović
AIM: The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of psoriatic arthritis in the patients with psoriasis and to analyze retrospectively the results of a 34-year multidisciplinary management of the patients with psoriatic arthritis. METHODS: The study included 162 out of 183 treated patients with psoriatic arthritis, aged 48 +/- 15 years. All the patients satisfied the current diagnostic criteria for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis according to the American College of Rheumatology...
September 2005: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
Andreas Schmidt, Bianca Schwind, Martin Gillich, Kay Brune, Burkhard Hinz
The isoxazol derivative leflunomide [N-(4'-trifluoromethylphenyl)-5-methylisoxazole-4-carboxamide] is an inhibitor of de novo pyrimidine synthesis used for the treatment of rheumatoid artrithis. In the present study, a liquid-liquid extraction-based reversed-phase HPLC method with UV detection was validated and applied for the analysis of leflunomide and its active metabolite, A77 1726, in human plasma. The analytes were separated using a mobile phase, consisting of acetonitrile, water and formic acid (40/59...
June 2003: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
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