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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065580/fatigue-favors-in-vitro-th1-and-th17-like-cell-expansion-and-reduces-corticoid-sensitivity-in-ms-patients
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Hélcio Alvarenga-Filho, Marisa Salles, Joana Hygino, Thais B Ferreira, Priscila M Sacramento, Clarice Monteiro, Claudia Cristina F Vasconcelos, Regina Maria Papais Alvarenga, Cleonice A M Bento
Fatigue is a common "ghost" symptom in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease mediated by T cells that target myelin antigens of the central nervous system. As fatigue has been associated with inflammatory states, its occurrence may negatively impact MS progression. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of fatigue on the cytokine profile of patients with relapsing-remitting (RR) MS. For our study, blood were collected from MS patients in clinical remission phase with (n=15) and without (n=15) fatigue...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045655/practical-aspects-of-the-use-of-intrathecal-chemotherapy
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Raquel Olmos-Jiménez, Alberto Espuny-Miró, Carlos Cárceles Rodríguez, María Sacramento Díaz-Carrasco
INTRODUCTION: Intrathecal chemotherapy is frequently used in clinical practice for treatment and prevention of neoplastic meningitis. Despite its widespread use, there is little information about practical aspects such as the volume of drug to be administered or its preparation and administration. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a literature review about practical aspects of the use of intrathecal chemotherapy. MATERIALS: Search in PubMed/ Medline using the terms "chemotherapy AND intrathecal", analysis of secondary and tertiary information sources...
January 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002532/stillbirth-in-dichorionic-twins-discordant-for-major-and-minor-anomaly-followed-by-asynchronous-delivery-a-rare-occurrence-case-presentation
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George Lucian Zorilă, Marius Cristian Marinaş, Maria Florea, Ciprian LaurenŢiu Pătru, Roxana Cristina Drăguşin, Răzvan Grigoraş Căpitănescu, Marian Valentin Zorilă, Roxana Eugenia Zăvoi, Cristiana Eugenia Simionescu, Dominic Gabriel Iliescu, Ştefania Tudorache
The single stillbirth long-term intrauterine retention in dichorionic twin pregnancy is rarely reported. Also, the birth of a fetus is followed in most cases by immediate expulsion of the second twin. We hereby present an unusual case of asynchronous delivery of dichorionic twins, associating discordance for major and minor anomaly. The intrauterine death of the twin A, presenting a large sacrococcygeal tumor, occurred in the second trimester. The deceased twin A was born at 29 weeks' gestational age (GA). The twin B was extracted by Caesarean section at 31 weeks and had a good outcome...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966106/retreatment-with-teriparatide-our-experience-in-three-patients-with-severe-secondary-osteoporosis
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D L Mana, M B Zanchetta, J R Zanchetta
Teriparatide is a drug for the treatment of osteoporosis which is licensed for use for up to 24 months. There is little experience with retreatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate, in three patients with severe secondary osteoporosis, the response to a second cycle of teriparatide regarding bone mineral density (BMD) and osteocalcin. Case 1 : A 62-year-old woman with multiple vertebral fractures has received corticoids for a long time. After starting teriparatide, her BMD and osteocalcin increased. She then received ibandronate for 3 years but her BMD declined...
December 14, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938245/post-surgical-pyoderma-gangrenosum-in-flap-surgery-diagnostic-clues-and-treatment-recommendations
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N S J J Dhooghe, S Oieni, P Peeters, S D'Arpa, N A Roche
BACKGROUND: Post Surgical Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PSPG) is a neutrophilic dermatosis causing aseptic necrotic ulcerations within surgical sites. It is often misdiagnosed as infection or ischemia and worsened by the inappropriate treatment. Therefore diagnostic clues must be identified and awareness for PSPG raised. METHODS: We present two cases of PSPG after flap surgery and a review of the literature. RESULTS: Seventeen cases of PSPG after flap surgery were found...
December 9, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924374/pain-relief-after-triamcinolone-infiltration-in-patients-with-bladder-pain-syndrome-with-hunner-s-ulcers
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Laura Mateu, Laura Izquierdo, Agustín Franco, Meritxell Costa, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Antonio Alcaraz
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is a chronic condition with severe implications in the patient's quality of life with no definitive treatment. Our objective was to assess pain relief after triamcinolone injection in patients with BPS with Hunner's ulcers (HU). METHODS: Retrospective study of 20 consecutive patients with BPS treated at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona with triamcinolone injection with flexible cystoscope between 2015 and 2016...
December 6, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920666/circuits-regulating-pleasure-and-happiness-the-evolution-of-the-amygdalar-hippocampal-habenular-connectivity-in-vertebrates
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Anton J M Loonen, Svetlana A Ivanova
Appetitive-searching (reward-seeking) and distress-avoiding (misery-fleeing) behavior are essential for all free moving animals to stay alive and to have offspring. Therefore, even the oldest ocean-dwelling animal creatures, living about 560 million years ago and human ancestors, must have been capable of generating these behaviors. The current article describes the evolution of the forebrain with special reference to the development of the misery-fleeing system. Although, the earliest vertebrate ancestor already possessed a dorsal pallium, which corresponds to the human neocortex, the structure and function of the neocortex was acquired quite recently within the mammalian evolutionary line...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917104/thirty-eight-year-follow-up-of-two-sibling-lipoid-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-patients-due-to-homozygous-steroidogenic-acute-regulatory-stard1-protein-mutation-molecular-structure-and-modeling-of-the-stard1-l275p-mutation
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Khalil Khoury, Elie Barbar, Youssef Ainmelk, Annie Ouellet, Pierre Lavigne, Jean-Guy LeHoux
Objective: Review the impact of StAR (STARD1) mutations on steroidogenesis and fertility in LCAH patients. Examine the endocrine mechanisms underlying the pathology of the disorder and the appropriate therapy for promoting fertility and pregnancies. Design: Published data in the literature and a detailed 38-year follow-up of two sibling LCAH patients. Molecular structure and modeling of the STARD1 L275P mutation. Setting: University hospital. Patients: Patient A (46,XY female phenotype) and patient B (46,XX female) with LCAH bearing the L275P mutation in STARD1...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893550/application-of-dexamethasone-in-the-masseter-muscle-during-the-surgical-removal-of-lower-third-molars
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Alípio Miguel Rocha-Neto, Emerson Filipe de Carvalho Nogueira, Patrícia Mendonça Borba, José Rodrigues Laureano-Filho, Belmiro Cavalcanti do Egito Vasconcelos
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of the application of dexamethasone in the masseter muscle during third molar surgery. METHODS: This randomized, clinical trial used dependent samples and the split-mouth method. A sample of 30 patients, with impacted or semi-impacted third molars, as well as vertical and mesioangular positions of a similar surgical difficulty (on both sides), was subjected to 2 operations: an experimental operation and a control procedure, with a 30-day wash-out...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892784/management-and-outcome-challenges-in-newborns-with-gastroschisis-a-6-year-retrospective-french-study
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Barthelemy Tosello, Meriem Zahed, Floriane Guimond, Karine Baumstarck, Alice Faure, Fabrice Michel, Olivier Claris, Catherine Gire, Isabelle Berakdar, Jerome Massardier, Claude D'Ercole, Thierry Merrot
OBJECTIVE: To identify the gestational age (GA) at which risk of mortality and severe outcome was minimized comparing preterm delivery and expectant management. METHODS: Retrospective study performed between 2009 and 2014 of newborns with gastroschisis in three large French level III neonatal intensive care units. Each department followed two distinct strategies: elective delivery at 35 weeks' GA and a delayed approach. RESULTS: We included 69 gastroschisis cases...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879189/gemcitabine-induced-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-treated-with-eculizumab-or-plasmapheresis-two-case-reports%C3%A2
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María Esperanza López Rubio, Raquel Rodado Martínez, María Luisa Illescas, Encarnación Mateo Bosch, Mercedes Martinez Díaz, Lourdes de la Vara Inesta, Basilio Cabezuelo, María Elisa Morales Albuja, Eladio Lucas Guillén, Luisa Jimeno García
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) has shown good response to eculizumab (ECU). We present 2 cases of patients with gemcitabine-induced HUS (GEM-HUS), one of whom was treated with ECU and the other with conventional treatment. Patient 1: A 74-year-old male with resected adenocarcinoma of the pancreas started adjuvant treatment with GEM, but after 5 months GEM was discontinued due to acute kidney injury and severe hypertension. Laboratory analyses identified microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MHA) and thrombocytopenia...
February 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825644/-variability-and-suitability-of-anti-asmathic-treatment-in-pediatric-primary-health-care
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Cristina Suárez-Castañón, Gracia Modroño-Riaño, Gonzalo Solís-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the use patterns and the characteristics of anti-asmathic prescriptions in pediatric primary health care. DESIGN: Observational and retrospective study. LOCATION: Pediatric primary health care, Asturias, Spain. PARTICIPANTS: Drug prescriptions in respiratory diseases in children (<14years old) during 2011. PRINCIPAL MEASUREMENTS: Data obtained from the billing database of the Regional Health Service of Asturias and analysed by sanitary district and primary health centres, calculating the number of DDD/1...
November 5, 2016: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785100/current-advances-in-biomarkers-for-targeted-therapy-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Brett Fleisher, Charlotte Clarke, Sihem Ait-Oudhia
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a complex heterogeneous disease characterized by the absence of three hallmark receptors: human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, estrogen receptor, and progesterone receptor. Compared to other breast cancer subtypes, TNBC is more aggressive, has a higher prevalence in African-Americans, and more frequently affects younger patients. Currently, TNBC lacks clinically accepted targets for tailored therapy, warranting the need for candidate biomarkers. BiomarkerBase, an online platform used to find biomarkers reported in clinical trials, was utilized to screen all potential biomarkers for TNBC and select only the ones registered in completed TNBC trials through clinicaltrials...
2016: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759787/management-of-acute-severe-ulcerative-colitis-a-clinical-update
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Carlos Walter Sobrado, Lucas Faraco Sobrado
Introduction: Acute severe colitis is a potentially lethal medical emergency and, even today, its treatment remains a challenge for clinicians and surgeons. Intravenous corticoid therapy, which was introduced into the therapeutic arsenal in the 1950s, continues to be the first-line treatment and, for patients who are refractory to this, the rescue therapy may consist of clinical measures or emergency colectomy. Objective: To evaluate the indications for and results from drug rescue therapy (cyclosporine, infliximab and tacrolimus), and to suggest a practical guide for clinical approaches...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754177/sy-15-4-role-of-histone-deacetylases-in-regulating-endothelial-and-vascular-function
#15
InKyeom Kim
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) act as co-repressors in gene transcription by erasing the acetylation of histones, resulting in epigenetic gene silencing. Recent studies revealed that HDAC inhibitors attenuated blood pressure of several hypertensive animal models such as spontaneously hypertensive rats, hyperaldosteronism rats, angiotensin II-induced hypertensive rats and pulmonary hypertensive rats. Unexpectedly, microarray studies uncovered that administration of HDAC inhibitors decreased expression of some genes for example extracellular matrix proteins, oxidative stress-related proteins, cytokines, chemokines and ion transporters, mostly targets of corticoid receptors...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737327/the-coexistence-of-hypercalcemia-and-hypoglycemia-in-a-patient-with-a-renal-tumor-and-b-cell-lymphoma
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Jimena Soutelo, Sofía Moldes, Cielo Frisone, Laura Salvá, Cecilia Agostinis, Gabriel Faraj
Paraneoplastic syndromes are a heterogeneous group of malignant diseases caused by events which involve endocrine, immune and metabolic aspects and whose symptoms vary according to the substance produced and the primary tumor. Hypercalcemia is a frequent complication in cancer patients. Prognosis of cancer patients with hypercalcemia is usually poor. A factor called parathyroid hormone related peptide, whose actions are similar to those of the parathyroid hormone, is thought to be the most common cause of malignancy associated hypercalcemia...
October 10, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716396/glucocorticoid-induced-leucine-zipper-gilz-is-involved-in-glucocorticoid-induced-and-mineralocorticoid-induced-leptin-production-by-osteoarthritis-synovial-fibroblasts
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Olivier Malaise, Biserka Relic, Edith Charlier, Mustapha Zeddou, Sophie Neuville, Céline Deroyer, Philippe Gillet, Edouard Louis, Michel G Malaise, Dominique de Seny
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) is a mediator of the anti-inflammatory activities of glucocorticoids. However, GILZ deletion does not impair the anti-inflammatory activities of exogenous glucocorticoids in mice arthritis models and GILZ could also mediate some glucocorticoid-related adverse events. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a metabolic disorder that is partly attributed to adipokines such as leptin, and we previously observed that glucocorticoids induced leptin secretion in OA synovial fibroblasts...
October 4, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643134/sy-15-4-role-of-histone-deacetylases-in-regulating-endothelial-and-vascular-function
#18
InKyeom Kim
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) act as co-repressors in gene transcription by erasing the acetylation of histones, resulting in epigenetic gene silencing. Recent studies revealed that HDAC inhibitors attenuated blood pressure of several hypertensive animal models such as spontaneously hypertensive rats, hyperaldosteronism rats, angiotensin II-induced hypertensive rats and pulmonary hypertensive rats. Unexpectedly, microarray studies uncovered that administration of HDAC inhibitors decreased expression of some genes for example extracellular matrix proteins, oxidative stress-related proteins, cytokines, chemokines and ion transporters, mostly targets of corticoid receptors...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593925/sensitization-of-retinoids-and-corticoids-to-epigenetic-drugs-in-myc-activated-lung-cancers-by-antitumor-reprogramming
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O A Romero, S Verdura, M Torres-Diz, A Gomez, S Moran, E Condom, M Esteller, A Villanueva, M Sanchez-Cespedes
Components of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex, including BRG1 (also SMARCA4), are inactivated in cancer. Among other functions, SWI/SNF orchestrates the response to retinoid acid (RA) and glucocorticoids (GC) involving downregulation of MYC. The epigenetic drugs SAHA and azacytidine, as well as RA and GC, are currently being used to treat some malignancies but their therapeutic potential in lung cancer is not well established. Here we aimed to determine the possible therapeutic effects of azacytidine and SAHA (A/S) alone or in combination with GC plus RA (GC/RA) in lung cancers with either BRG1 inactivation or MYC amplification...
September 5, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578200/evaluation-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-total-thyroxine-feline-pancreas-specific-lipase-and-urinary-corticoid-to-creatinine-ratio-in-cats-with-diabetes-mellitus-in-switzerland-and-the-netherlands
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Sandra Schaefer, Hans S Kooistra, Barbara Riond, Jan S Suchodolski, Jörg M Steiner, Marrit Prins, Eric Zini, Claudia E Reusch
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate circulating insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), feline pancreas-specific lipase (fPLI) and total thyroxine (TT4) concentrations and urinary corticoid-to-creatinine ratio (UCCR) as indicators for the prevalence of acromegaly, pancreatitis, hyperthyroidism and hypercortisolism in cats with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Blood and urine samples were collected from diabetic cats treated in primary care clinics in Switzerland and the Netherlands...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
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