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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821968/near-adult-height-in-male-kidney-transplant-recipients-started-on-growth-hormone-treatment-in-late-puberty
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Silvia Gil, Mariana Aziz, Marta Adragna, Marta Monteverde, Alicia Belgorosky
BACKGROUND: Growth retardation and its impact on adult height is considered to be one of the most common complications in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Treatment with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) has been effective in improving growth in kidney transplantation (KTx) patients, but little data are available on adult height in patients who began rhGh treatment in late puberty. METHODS: Near-adult height was evaluated in 13 KTx patients treated with rhGH [growth hormone group (GHGr); dose 9...
August 18, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810615/detecting-serum-and-urine-metabolic-profile-changes-of-ccl4-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-at-12-weeks-based-on-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Jiarong Gao, Xiu-Juan Qin, Hui Jiang, Jin-Feng Chen, Ting Wang, Ting Zhang, Shuang-Zhi Xu, Jun-Mei Song
Liver fibrosis is caused by liver injury induced by a number of chronic liver diseases, including schistosome infection, hepatitis infection, metabolic disease, alcoholism and cholestasis. The tissue damage occurring after injury or inflammation of the liver is a reversible lesion; however, liver fibrosis has become a worldwide problem and poses a threat to human health. The development of an effective drug for the prevention and treatment of liver fibrosis is ongoing and uses information from different occurrences of liver fibrosis...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810284/-development-of-non-arteritic-anterior-ischaemic-optic-neuropathy-in-the-initially-unaffected-fellow-eye-in-patients-treated-with-systemic-corticosteroids
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Artur Pahor, Dusica Pahor
Background The objective of this prospective pilot study was to evaluate the results of systemic corticosteroid therapy in patient with non-arteritic anterior ischaemic neuropathy of the optical nerve (NAION) for an observation period of one year and to measure the NAION incidence in the initially healthy contralateral eye of these patients. Patients and Methods All patients diagnosed with acute NAION who were admitted to our ward during 2014 and who fulfilled all inclusion criteria for systemic corticosteroid therapy were included in the study...
August 15, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799126/hydration-status-drug-interactions-and-determinants-in-a-spanish-elderly-population-a-pilot-study
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A M Puga, T Partearroyo, G Varela-Moreiras
Proper hydration is essential to maintain optimal health and well-being at all stages of life, especially for the elderly. Side effects of certain drugs that affect hydration status may compromise the health of the ancients, who also constitute the most vulnerable group. No studies have been carried out, to our knowledge, at the intersection of drugs and hydration status. Our study aimed to evaluate the effects of chronic use of certain drugs (diuretics, corticoids and metformin) in the hydration status of the elderly...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793824/dual-therapy-deflazacort-doxycyclyne-is-better-than-deflazacort-monotherapy-to-alleviate-cardiomyopathy-in-dystrophin-deficient-mdx-mice
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Juliano Alves Pereira, Adriana Fogagnolo Mauricio, Maria Julia Marques, Humberto Santo Neto
Cardiomyopathy related to the absence of dystrophin is an important feature in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and in the mdx mouse. Doxycycline (DOX) could be a potential therapy for mdx skeletal muscles dystrophy. We investigated whether the corticoid deflazacort (DFZ) plus DOX could improve cardiac mdx dystrophy better than DFZ alone, later (17 months) in dystrophy. Mdx mice (8 months old) received DFZ/DOX or DFZ for 9 months. The combined therapy was greater than DFZ in reducing fibrosis (60% decrease with DFZ/DOX and 40% with DFZ alone) in the right ventricle and transforming growth factor β levels (6...
September 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780730/the-sesquiterpene-lactone-budlein-a-inhibits-antigen-induced-arthritis-in-mice-role-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-cytokines
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Ana C Zarpelon, Victor Fattori, Fabricio O Souto, Larissa G Pinto, Felipe A Pinho-Ribeiro, Kenji W Ruiz-Miyazawa, Walter M Turato, Thiago M Cunha, Fernando B da Costa, Fernando Q Cunha, Rubia Casagrande, Nilton S Arakawa, Waldiceu A Verri
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by debilitating pain, cartilage destruction, and loss of joint function. Management of RA includes drugs that target NF-κB and downstream cytokine production. Therefore, molecules that act by inhibiting this signaling pathway without the severe side effects of, for instance, corticoids would be suitable therapeutic strategies. Budlein A is a sesquiterpene lactone with antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties related to the inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokines and neutrophil recruitment...
August 5, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769783/age-and-chronicity-of-administration-dramatically-influenced-the-impact-of-low-dose-paraquat-exposure-on-behavior-and-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-activity
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Chris A Rudyk, Jessica McNeill, Natalie Prowse, Zach Dwyer, Kyle Farmer, Darcy Litteljohn, Warren Caldwell, Shawn Hayley
Little is known of the age-dependent and long-term consequences of low exposure levels of the herbicide and dopaminergic toxicant, paraquat. Thus, we assessed the dose-dependent effects of paraquat using a typical short-term (3 week) exposure procedure, followed by an assessment of the effects of chronic (16 weeks) exposure to a very low dose (1/10th of what previously induced dopaminergic neuronal damage). Short term paraquat treatment dose-dependently induced deficits in locomotion, sucrose preference and Y-maze performance...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753818/phimosis-in-a-10-yr-old-boy-without-urinary-infection-how-to-inform-parents-against-circumcision
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Anne-Karoline Ebert, Maximilian Stehr
In a 10-yr-old boy with no abnormalities or symptoms other than nonretractability of the foreskin, the foreskin should be preserved. If treatment is needed, local corticoid application should be used as first-line therapy, as it gives excellent results in up to 90% of cases, before removing this sensitive part of the body.
June 20, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744845/drug-induced-dental-caries-a-disproportionality-analysis-using-data-from-vigibase
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Emilie Patras de Campaigno, Inès Kebir, Jean-Louis Montastruc, Manuela Rueter, Delphine Maret, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, Brigitte Sallerin, Fabien Despas
INTRODUCTION: Dental caries is defined as a pathological breakdown of the tooth. It is an infectious phenomenon involving a multifactorial aetiology. The impact of drugs on cariogenic risk has been poorly investigated. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we identified drugs suspected to induce dental caries as adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and then studied a possible pathogenic mechanism for each drug that had a statistically significant disproportionality. METHODS: We extracted individual case safety reports of dental caries associated with drugs from VigiBase(®) (the World Health Organization global individual case safety report database)...
July 25, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732645/sleep-deprivation-predisposes-allergic-mice-to-neutrophilic-lung-inflammation
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Jethe O F Nunes, Juliana de Souza Apostolico, David A G Andrade, Francieli S Ruiz, Edgar R Fernandes, Monica L Andersen, Alexandre C Keller, Daniela S Rosa
BACKGROUND: Although different studies associated sleep deprivation (SD) with systemic inflammatory changes, the effect of sleep duration on the pathology of allergic chronic diseases is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the influence of SD on allergen-induced pulmonary inflammation. METHODS: Ovalbumin (OVA)-sensitized C57BL/6 mice were exposed to a first set of intranasal OVA challenge under SD or healthy sleep (HS) conditions, followed by a second OVA challenge, 1 week apart...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727341/-use-of-trabecular-bone-score-as-a-complementary-approach-to-dxa-for-fracture-risk-assessment-in-clinical-practice
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Didier Hans, Enisa Shevroja, Olivier Lamy
Physicians can assess the risk of fracture based on bone density (BMD) and several risk factors. Some of them and BMD are incorporated into FRAX, an assessment tool that estimates the 10-years probability of fracture. BMD didn't take into account the microarchitecture. TBS is a texture parameter related to bone microarchitecture. A low TBS is associated with a history of fracture and the incidence of new fracture independently of BMD, clinical risk factors and FRAX. TBS is yet integrated in the FRAX tool, and this effect is of greatest utility for individuals who are close to an intervention threshold...
April 19, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725955/biologics-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-narrative-review
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Federica Vanoni, Francesca Minoia, Clara Malattia
In the past years, pediatric rheumatology has seen a revolution in the treatments for rheumatic diseases, particularly juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Even if nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), intra-articular corticosteroids (IAC) injections, and methotrexate remain the mainstay of the treatment for JIA patients, in aggressive disease, these treatments may be not sufficient to reach disease remission and to prevent long-term disability. Comprehension of immunological mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of the diseases allowed to conceive new drugs targeting specific steps of the immune response...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724302/efficacy-and-safety-of-vedolizumab-as-a-treatment-option-for-moderate-to-severe-refractory-ulcerative-colitis-in-two-patients-after-liver-transplant-due-to-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Raúl Vicente Olmedo Martín, Víctor Amo Trillo, Rocío González Grande, Miguel Jiménez Pérez
Vedolizumab is a humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody that selectively blocks the lymphocyte integrin α4β7 and prevents its interaction with endothelial adhesion molecules and subsequent transmigration to the gastrointestinal tract. The drug was approved in 2014 for the induction and maintenance treatment of ulcerative colitis and moderate to severe Crohn's disease that is refractory or intolerant to conventional treatment with corticoids and immunosuppressants and/or anti-TNFα drugs. However, inflammatory bowel disease has a variable behavior following liver transplant...
July 14, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718588/-spinal-injection-risks-and-side-effects
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Evangelia Passia, Stéphane Genevay
The efficacy of spinal injection for chronic spinal pain is dubious for most conditions. They are however frequently prescribed. Side effects are poorly reported in the literature. In addition to benign and transient problems, serious and lethal side effects have been reported due to infection, hematoma or central and spinal cord infarctions which could be related to intravascular injection of corticoids. Although their frequency is excessively low, they should be discussed with every patient before prescription and should be mentioned in the consent form...
March 8, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711538/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-secondary-to-idiopathic-hypertrophic-cranial-pachymeningitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kaiyuan Huang, Qingsheng Xu, Yuankun Ma, Renya Zhan, Jian Shen, Jianwei Pan
BACKGOUND AND IMPORTANCE: Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis (IHCP) is a rare fibrosing inflammatory process involving the dura mater. Currently, there is no consensus on the treatments for IHCP, and the usefulness of immunosuppressive agents as a first-line option remains controversial. Cerebral venous sinus occlusion (CVSO) and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) secondary to IHCP, which may cause progressive intracranial hypertension and venous obstructive parenchymal lesions, make the diagnosis and treatment of IHCP more complicated...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710634/obtaining-of-11%C3%AE-hydroxyandrost-4-ene-3-17-dione-from-natural-sterols
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Dmitry Dovbnya, Sergey Khomutov, Vyacheslav Kollerov, Marina V Donova
Two-step one-pot microbial transformation enables obtaining of valuable steroids that are difficult to produce chemically. Here we describe a method for obtaining 11α-hydroxyandrost-4-ene-3,17-dione (11α-HAD) from cheap and available natural sterols (phytosterols or cholesterol).11α-HAD is a primary adrenal steroid in mammals and also a key precursor in the syntheses of halogenated corticoids. Conventional routes for its obtaining are based on chemical synthesis, or microbial hydroxylation of androst-4-ene-3,17-dione (AD)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693067/-chinese-expert-consensus-for-non-antiinfective-effects-and-clinical-use-of-macrolides
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J T Lin, Y M Zhang, X Zhou, C Z Wang, M Huang, C T Liu, C G Wu, H Y Wan, W C Yu, Y R Dai
Important/potential value of macrolides has been proved in the management of chronic respiratory diseases by increasing basic and clinical trials.Through three face-to-face discussions, 10 experts examined important data and drafted this consensus related to macrolides: (1) mechanism of non-antiinfective effects; (2) clinical use in chronic respiratory diseases; (3) cautions of long-term use.The mechanism out of non-antiinfective effects includes anti-inflammatory effect, modifying airway secretion, immune-regulation related to antibacterial effect, corticoid saving effect and anti-viral effect...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692177/age-related-off-label-use-of-nasal-corticosteroids-for-allergies-is-relatively-common-in-finnish-children-with-asthma
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Katja Sonninen, Johanna Jyrkkä, Jaana E Martikainen, Kristiina Malmström, Mika J Mäkelä, Kati Sepponen
AIM: Allergies can worsen asthma symptoms and we used national data to identify allergy medication prescribed for Finnish children and adolescents who used asthma medication. METHODS: Register data were available for 13,435 Finnish children aged 0-17 who were entitled to special reimbursement for asthma medication during 2006-2009. Allergy medication purchases were individually analysed two years before and two years after the entitlement for asthma medication reimbursement was granted...
July 10, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678409/exposure-to-chronic-variable-social-stress-during-adolescence-alters-affect-related-behaviors-and-adrenocortical-activity-in-adult-male-and-female-inbred-mice
#19
Michael J Caruso, Helen M Kamens, Sonia A Cavigelli
Rodent models provide valuable insight into mechanisms that underlie vulnerability to adverse effects of early-life challenges. Few studies have evaluated sex differences in anxiogenic or depressogenic effects of adolescent social stress in a rodent model. Furthermore, adolescent stress studies often use genetically heterogeneous outbred rodents which can lead to variable results. The current study evaluated the effects of adolescent social stress in male and female inbred (BALB/cJ) mice. Adolescent mice were exposed to repeat cycles of alternating social isolation and social novelty for 4 weeks...
July 5, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675279/-benign-esophageal-strictures-endoscopic-treatment-options
#20
Michael Drepper, Philippe Bichard, Jean-Louis Frossard
Bening strictures of the esophagus are a frequently encountered problem in endoscopy. Dilation by Savary-Gilliard dilators or balloon dilators is the first line treatment and relieves dysphagia in about 75 % of cases. Complex strictures are at higher risk of treatment failure than simple ones and are considered as refractory after repetitive unsuccessful dilations. Adjunction of locally injected corticoids favors outcome in strictures of peptic origin. Further treatment options of refractory strictures are endoscopic incision therapy in short ones and temporary self expandable metallic (SEMS), plastic (SEPS) or biodegradable stent insertion in complex ones...
August 31, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
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