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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643686/-pachymeningitis-associated-with-igg4-disease
#1
Dan Zimelewicz Oberman, Carolina Cuello Oderiz, Matteo Baccanelli, Silvia Christiansen, María Cristina Zurrú
Hypertrophic pachymeningitis is an infrequent disorder. It can be idiopathic or secondary to infectious, autoimmune or neoplastic disease. The recently described 〈IgG4-related disease〉 could be the origin of many cases considered cryptogenic. We present the case of a 60-year-old man, with a history of headache and episcleritis in both eyes, with partial response to corticoid therapy. The brain MR study with gadolinium showed enhancement and thickening of the dura mater, extending from lateral wall of left temporal and occipital lobes to ipsilateral tentorium...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637499/diagnostic-relevance-of-urinary-steroid-profiles-on-ovarian-granulosa-cell-tumors-two-case-reports
#2
Anita Bufa, Nelli Farkas, Zsolt Preisz, Viktória Poór, Csilla Páger, Sándor Szukits, Bálint Farkas, Péter Miklós Gőcze
BACKGROUND: Granulosa cell tumor of the ovary is the most frequent sex cord stromal tumor and represents 2 to 5% of all primary ovarian cancers. Ovarian granulosa cell tumor is a malignant tumor with slow progression and in some cases this tumor is hormonally active. The recurrence of granulosa cell tumor often happens after 5 years. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe two cases of postmenopausal women with adult-type granulosa cell tumors of the ovary. Patient 1 is a 49-year-old European woman with a recurrent tumor; patient 2 is a 55-year-old European woman without recurrence of tumor...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623422/effects-of-omega-3-on-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-myoblast-transplantation-and-satellite-cell-activation-in-dystrophin-deficient-muscle-fibers
#3
Samara Camaçari de Carvalho, Sajedah M Hindi, Ashok Kumar, Maria Julia Marques
In Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), lack of dystrophin leads to progressive muscle degeneration, with DMD patients suffering from cardiorespiratory failure. Cell therapy is an alternative to life-long corticoid therapy. Satellite cells, the stem cells of skeletal muscles, do not completely compensate for the muscle damage in dystrophic muscles. Elevated levels of proinflammatory and profibrotic factors, such as metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9), impair muscle regeneration, leading to extensive fibrosis and poor results with myoblast transplantation therapies...
June 17, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596060/-medical-prevention-and-treatment-of-radiation-induced-pulmonary-complications
#4
A Vallard, C Rancoule, H Le Floch, J-B Guy, S Espenel, C Le Péchoux, É Deutsch, N Magné, C Chargari
Radiation-induced lung injuries mainly include the (acute or sub-acute) radiation pneumonitis, the lung fibrosis and the bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP). The present review aims at describing the diagnostic process, the current physiopathological knowledge, and the available (non dosimetric) preventive and curative treatments. Radiation-induced lung injury is a diagnosis of exclusion, since clinical, radiological, or biological pathognomonic evidences do not exist. Investigations should necessarily include a thoracic high resolution CT-scan and lung function tests with a diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide...
June 5, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595994/-news-techniques-of-pacing-in-congenital-heart-diseases
#5
Mathieu Le Bloa, Jean-Benoît Thambo
The number of children and adult with congenital heart disease requiring implantation of cardiac pacemaker or cardioverter defibrillator is constantly increasing. The lead between stimulation/defibrillation site and the generator constitutes the main weakpoint of those devices despite the numerous recent technological advances: use of bipolar probes, corticoid elution electrodes, insulation improvement, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatibility. Risk of device failure remains high in this population. Long term adverse events with endovascular devices remain high...
June 5, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587152/long-term-physiologic-and-behavioural-effects-of-housing-density-and-environmental-resource-provision-for-adult-male-and-female-sprague-dawley-rats
#6
Christopher J Pinelli, Francesco Leri, Patricia V Turner
There is considerable interest in refining laboratory rodent environments to promote animal well-being, as well as research reproducibility. Few studies have evaluated the long term impact of enhancing rodent environments with resources and additional cagemates. To that end, male and female Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were housed singly (n = 8/sex), in pairs (n = 16/sex), or in groups of four (n = 16/sex) for five months. Single and paired rats were housed in standard cages with a nylon chew toy, while group-housed rats were kept in double-wide cages with two PVC shelters and a nylon chew toy and were provided with food enrichment three times weekly...
June 1, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583775/-a-lumbar-vertebral-eosinophilic-granuloma-with-spinal-instability-in-an-adolescent
#7
K Bin, S Jacopin, E Poinsot, C Stoven, J-C Ruzic, S Maurin, E Enaud
This is a case report of a rare isolated eosinophilic granuloma of vertebra L3, in a 15-year-old adolescent. Vertebral instability, due to aggravation of the osteolysis, occurred without neurological symptoms despite orthopedic treatment. Surgery was necessary to correct and stabilize the spinal deformation. Postoperative chemotherapy (vinblastine and corticoids) was given as recommended for Langerhans cell histiocytosis (HL2010). No recurrence was observed after 5 years of follow-up.
June 2, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546850/knowledge-and-management-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-in-latin-america-a-cross-sectional-study-in-ecuador
#8
A Cherrez, M Maurer, K Weller, J C Calderon, D Simancas-Racines, I Cherrez Ojeda
BACKGROUND: The current EAACI/GA(2)LEN/EDF/WAO guideline for urticaria provide specific recommendations for the diagnostic workup and treatment of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CsU). This study explored if physicians in Ecuador know these recommendations and implement them in their actual clinical practice for CsU. METHODS: We investigated physicians who treat CsU patients in a cross-sectional study using a standardized questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were employed, adjusted logistic regression was performed to assess the link of guideline knowledge and use of therapy...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540842/reason-and-resolution-of-high-negative-control-beads-in-solid-phase-immunoassay
#9
Asmae Zerrouki, Sanae Ouadghiri, Nadia Benseffaj, Rachid Razine, Malika Essakalli
OBJECTIVES: The Luminex technology is the most sensitive diagnostic method for HLA antibody detection and identification. However, the interpretation of immunoassays is commonly affected by the artifact, and non-specific background. Sera from some patients show high negative control bead (NC) value, which makes assessing and interpretation of HLA antibodies difficult. In this study, we evaluated the effect of Adsorb Out reagent, dithiothreitol (DTT), and Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) on the NC median fluorescence intensity value by comparing treated versus untreated patient sera...
May 22, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530627/-laparoscopic-treatment-of-retroperitoneal-fibrosis
#10
Carlos Hernández Fernández, David Subirá Rios, Mercedes Moralejo Gárate, Elena Rodríguez Fernández, Jorge Caño Velasco, Felipe Herranz Amo
Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a disease that may condition a severe involvement of various organs, mainly upper urinary tract, even causing renal insufficiency. It was first described by Albarran in 1905 and it is also known as Ormonds disease. The correct diagnosis includes, in many cases, the performance of one or more tests: CT scan, MRI, renal scan, etc. It is often necessary the insertion of double J catheters on percutaneous nephrostomy tubes with the aim to preserve renal function. Initial treatment is medical, based on corticoids, and , less frequent, immunosuppressive or chemotherapy drugs...
May 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530110/ulcerative-colitis-with-gastric-and-duodenal-involvement
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María Del Carmen García Gavilán, María Carmen López Vega, Isabel María Sánchez
Ulcerative colitis is one of the forms of presentation of the inflammatory bowel disease. UC yypically affects the large bowel but in the last few years more cases with proximal involvement have been described (diffuse gastritis, focally enhanced gastritis and duodenitis). We present the case of gastric and duodenitis involvement in the context of a moderate-severe ulcerative pancolitis which showed a good evolution and resolution of symptoms with corticoid treatment.
May 22, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520323/-asthma-and-obesity
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REVIEW
R Trokart, S Demarche, F Schleich, N Paquot, R Louis
Asthma and obesity are both common diseases in western world. According to the data from our asthma clinic 20 % of our patients are obese and this rate increases up to 25 % in severe asthmatics included in the Belgian Severe Asthma national Registry. Alteration of thoracic mechanics contributes to greater symptom burden and poor asthma control in obese asthmatics. In particular the response to inhaled corticoids is attenuated. Weight loss results in a dramatic improvement in asthma control and should be a major goal in the asthma management of these patients...
May 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517024/treatment-of-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Nicolas Lanthier, Peter Stärkel
Alcoholic hepatitis (AH) manifests as a clinical syndrome characterized by recent jaundice and liver function deterioration in an actively drinking patient. The principal cause of AH is alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH) defined histologically by the coexistence of steatosis, hepatocyte ballooning and satellitosis. While nonsevere AH usually responds to alcohol abstinence, severe AH, identified by Maddrey scoring ≥ 32, has a bad prognosis and is traditionally treated by a 28-day course of prednisone therapy...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500259/central-serous-chorioretinopathy-secondary-to-tuberculosis-cause-or-coincidence
#14
Perwez Khan, Lubna Khan, Nikhat Anjum, Nutan Saxena
32-year-old male with diagnosis of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) in both eyes and negative history of administration of any medicine was treated with bilateral focal laser at leakage point, with visual recovery. Recurrence occurred after 2 years in right eye and was treated successfully with acetazolamide. Second recurrence occurred after 1 year. Acetazolamide was restarted, but no improvement was noted. Thorough re-evaluation of the patient revealed a family history of tuberculosis. Ancillary investigations rendered the presumptive diagnosis of tuberculosis, and antituberculosis treatment led to visual recovery with no recurrences...
May 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499151/biphenyl-based-stationary-phases-for-improved-selectivity-in-complex-steroid-assays
#15
Johanna M Lindner, Michael Vogeser, Stefanie H Grimm
The measurement of steroid hormones and their corticoid precursors is an important aspect in endocrinology since these analytes are biomarkers for several endocrine disorders. Over the last few years, HPLC-MS/MS has become the method of choice to analyze these compounds. There are already several methods using stationary phases modified with C18 groups. However, since these columns sometimes do not enable sufficient separation of some isobaric steroids, we investigated the potential of a different RP modification using biphenyl groups for the separation of challenging isobars such as corticosterone, 11- and 21-deoxycortisol...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492612/a-prospective-randomized-clinical-study-comparing-drug-eluting-stent-therapy-and-intranasal-corticoid-steroid-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#16
R Taulu, A J Bizaki, J Numminen, M Rautiainen
OBJECTIVES: To conduct the first prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial comparing the efficacy of a drug-eluting stent (DES) (the Relieva StratusTM MicroFlow Spacer) and topical intranasal corticosteroid therapy in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). METHODS: Sixty-three adult patients with ethmoiditis were randomized into either the DES group (n=34) or nasal spray group (n=29). The main outcome variable was the Sinonasal Outcome Test 22, Visual Analogue Scale, nasal endoscopy, rhinometric measurements were performed at the beginning of the study, after three months and six months of follow-up...
May 10, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468932/30-years-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-evolution-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-sequence-structure-and-function
#17
REVIEW
Michael E Baker, Yoshinao Katsu
The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) is descended from a corticoid receptor (CR), which has descendants in lamprey and hagfish, cyclostomes (jawless fish), a taxon that evolved at the base of the vertebrate line. A distinct MR and GR first appear in cartilaginous fishes (Chondrichthyes), such as sharks, skates, rays and chimeras. Skate MR has a strong response to corticosteroids that are mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids in humans. The half-maximal responses (EC50s) for skate MR for the mineralocorticoids aldosterone and 11-deoxycorticosterone are 0...
July 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457399/polyomavirus-nephropathy-ten-year-experience
#18
J S Costa, E Ferreira, R Leal, N Bota, C Romãozinho, V Sousa, C Marinho, L Santos, F Macário, R Alves, J Pratas, M Campos, A Figueiredo
BACKGROUND: Polyomavirus nephropathy (BKVN) is an important cause of chronic allograft dysfunction (CAD). Recipient determinants (male sex, white race, and older age), deceased donation, high-dose immunosuppression, diabetes, delayed graft function (DGF), cytomegalovirus infection, and acute rejection (AR) are risk factors. Reducing immunosuppression is the best strategy in BKVN. The objective of our study was to evaluate CAD progression after therapeutic strategies in BKVN and risk factors for graft loss (GL)...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446143/igg4-related-membranous-glomerulonephritis-and-generalized-lymphadenopathy-without-pancreatitis-a-case-report
#19
Justine Huart, Stéphanie Grosch, Christophe Bovy, Michel Moutschen, Jean-Marie Krzesinski
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related disease is a recently described pathologic entity. This is the case of a patient with nephrotic syndrome and lymphadenopathy due to IgG4-related disease. Such a kidney involvement is quite peculiar and has only been described a few times recently. Renal biopsy showed a glomerular involvement with membranous glomerulonephritis in association with a tubulo-interstitial nephropathy. Moreover, the patient was not suffering from pancreatitis. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a middle-aged man of Moroccan origin...
April 26, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438598/effectiveness-of-corticoid-administration-in-orthognathic-surgery-for-edema-and-neurosensorial-disturbance-a-systematic-literature-review
#20
REVIEW
Valthierre Nunes de Lima, Cleidiel Augusto Aparecido Lemos, Leonardo Perez Faverani, Joel Ferreira Santiago Júnior, Eduardo Piza Pellizzer
PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effect of corticosteroid (CS) administration on edema and neural regeneration in orthognathic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using the PubMed (Medline), Cochrane Library, and Scopus databases. The PICO approach was used, in which patients with skeletal dentofacial deformity composed the population; uni- or bimaxillary orthognathic surgery composed the intervention; administration versus no administration of CSs composed the comparison; and decrease in postoperative edema and neurosensory disorders composed the outcome...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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