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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339357/development-of-a-score-for-assessment-of-radiologic-damage-in-large-vessel-vasculitis-combined-arteritis-damage-score-cards
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Daiki Nakagomi, Claire Cousins, Jan Sznajd, Shunsuke Furuta, Aladdin J Mohammad, Raashid Luqmani, David Jayne
OBJECTIVES: Outcome assessment in large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) remains challenging and this impairs patient management and the conduct of clinical studies. Previous proposals for outcome tools have not included imaging. This study aimed to develop an imaging score to quantify damage in LVV and to assess the difference between Takayasu (TAK) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). METHODS: Ninety-six patients (41 TAK, 55 GCA) were identified from local registries at two University Hospitals in the UK...
March 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332442/ultrasound-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-large-vessel-vasculitis
#2
Michael Czihal, Christian Lottspeich, Ulrich Hoffmann
Nowadays noninvasive vascular imaging has an important role in the diagnostic work-up of the large vessel vasculitides (LVV), most importantly giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis. Among the imaging modalities available, ultrasound (US) has several important advantages, including low costs, rapid and repetitive availability without exposure to radiation, and high spatial resolution for assessment of large and medium-sized arteries. Therefore, US can be regarded the first line imaging method in suspected LVV...
March 23, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326529/acute-coronary-syndrome-as-the-first-manifestation-of-takayasu-s-disease
#3
Jan Z Peruga, Łukasz Figiel, Jarosław D Kasprzak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323230/long-term-follow-up-of-endovascular-repair-in-the-management-of-arterial-stenosis-caused-by-takayasu-s-arteritis
#4
Aytaç Gülcü, Naciye Sinem Gezer, Servet Akar, Nurullah Akkoç, Fatoş Önen, Ahmet Yiğit Göktay
PURPOSE: This retrospective study evaluated the long-term results of endovascular repair in the management of arterial stenosis caused by Takayasu's arteritis (TA). METHODS: Sixty-seven endovascular procedures (percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty or stenting) were performed for 49 arterial lesions in 35 patients. Endovascular treatment was performed when the disease was inactive. The patients were pretreated with immunosuppressive drugs and followed every 3∼6 months to monitor disease activity and medical treatment...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322870/painless-bilateral-visual-loss-in-a-33-year-old-woman-with-severe-arterial-hypotension
#5
Olaia Subirà, Silvia Muñoz, Juan José Sánchez, Paloma Puyalto, Andrew G Lee
A 32-year-old woman experienced dizziness and headache for 5 months. She also complained of painless, progressive bilateral visual loss for several weeks. Prior to developing the initial symptoms, she had an uncomplicated pregnancy except for dizziness and systemic hypotension during the first term. Fundus examination disclosed prominent retinal arteries, as well diffuse microaneurysms, widespread intraretinal hemorrhages, and hyperemic optic discs. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple supratentorial white matter lesions suggestive of ischemic strokes...
March 16, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318446/science-to-practice-does-fdg-differentiate-morphologically-unstable-from-stable-atherosclerotic-plaque
#6
Vasken Dilsizian, Hossein Jadvar
It has been reported that fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) may detect the inflammatory state and macrophage burden of atherosclerotic plaques and potentially identify vulnerable plaques. However, published reports have been inconsistent in this area. Tavakoli et al ( 1 ) hypothesized that differential regulation of macrophage glucose metabolism by macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF; inflammation resolving) and granulocyte-M-CSF (GM-CSF; proinflammatory) may contribute to the inconsistency of FDG vessel wall inflammation...
April 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283361/incidence-prevalence-mortality-and-causes-of-death-in-takayasu-arteritis-in-korea-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#7
Sang Jun Park, Hyun Jung Kim, Hojong Park, Hoo Jae Hann, Kyoung Hoon Kim, Seungjin Han, Yuri Kim, Hyeong Sik Ahn
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the epidemiology and mortality of Takayasu Arteritis (TA) are scarce. The objective of this study was to provide information regarding the epidemiology of TA, such as the incidence, prevalence, survival and cause of death in Korea. METHODS: We used a national, population-based database maintained by the Rare Intractable Disease registration program and the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, which includes information on all TA patients, diagnosed based on uniform criteria...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277489/analysis-of-the-common-genetic-component-of-large-vessel-vasculitides-through-a-meta-immunochip-strategy
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F David Carmona, Patrick Coit, Güher Saruhan-Direskeneli, José Hernández-Rodríguez, María C Cid, Roser Solans, Santos Castañeda, Augusto Vaglio, Haner Direskeneli, Peter A Merkel, Luigi Boiardi, Carlo Salvarani, Miguel A González-Gay, Javier Martín, Amr H Sawalha
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) are major forms of large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) that share clinical features. To evaluate their genetic similarities, we analysed Immunochip genotyping data from 1,434 LVV patients and 3,814 unaffected controls. Genetic pleiotropy was also estimated. The HLA region harboured the main disease-specific associations. GCA was mostly associated with class II genes (HLA-DRB1/HLA-DQA1) whereas TAK was mostly associated with class I genes (HLA-B/MICA). Both the statistical significance and effect size of the HLA signals were considerably reduced in the cross-disease meta-analysis in comparison with the analysis of GCA and TAK separately...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265476/takayasu-s-arteritis-in-pregnancy-a-rare-case-report-from-a-tertiary-care-infirmary-in-india
#9
Sheeba Marwah, Monika Rajput, Ritin Mohindra, Harsha S Gaikwad, Manjula Sharma, Sonam R Topden
Background. Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare, chronic, inflammatory, progressive, idiopathic arteriopathy, afflicting young women of reproductive age group, causing narrowing, occlusion, and aneurysms of systemic and pulmonary arteries, especially the aorta and its branches. During pregnancy, such patients warrant special attention. An interdisciplinary collaboration of obstetricians, cardiologists, and neurologists is necessary to improve maternal and fetal prognosis. Here a case is reported where a patient with diagnosis of TA, complicated by neurological sequelae, successfully fought the vagaries of the condition twice to deliver uneventfully...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261975/association-between-genetic-variants-in-the-human-leukocyte-antigen-b-mica-and-takayasu-arteritis-in-chinese-han-population
#10
Xiaoting Wen, Si Chen, Jing Li, Yuan Li, Liubing Li, Ziyan Wu, Hui Yuan, Xinping Tian, Fengchun Zhang, Yongzhe Li
AIM: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a rare autoimmune disease with ethnic differences. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) showed novel genetic variants in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region were associated with TA. The present study aimed to investigate the linkage between these single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) and TA in a Chinese Han population. METHODS: Four hundred and twelve patients from multiple centers and 597 healthy controls were genotyped using the Sequenom MassArray iPLEX platform...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258019/open-and-endovascular-management-of-severe-cerebral-ischemia-in-takayasu-s-arteritis
#11
Xiao Yun Luo, Qing Hua Wu, Fu Xian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Severe cerebral ischemia in patients with Takayasu's arteries was caused by occlusion of most supra-aortic arteries. Arterial revascularization is necessary to decrease the incidence of stroke and improve the quality of life, but may be complicated with multiple occlusive lesions and inflammation condition of this disease. This study was to assess options and long-term outcomes of surgical and endovascular treatment. METHODS: Twenty nine patients with severe cerebral ischemic symptoms underwent surgical or endovascular treatment from January 1991 to July 2015...
February 28, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224216/vascular-surgery-the-main-risk-factor-for-mortality-in-146-takayasu-arteritis-patients
#12
Nilton Salles Rosa Neto, Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo, Maurício Levy-Neto, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is an idiopathic chronic inflammatory disease that affects the aorta and its main branches. According to disease involvement, patients may require surgical treatment mainly due ischemic lesions in association with medical therapy. We evaluated the impact of vascular interventions in a cohort of TA patients. Medical records from 146 TA patients were reviewed. Clinical features, medical, and surgical treatment were revised and disease activity was determined by clinical, laboratorial, and imaging parameters...
February 21, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210635/combined-spinal-epidural-for-vaginal-delivery-in-a-parturient-with-takayasu-s-arteritis
#13
Sean Patrick Clifford, Paul Brian Mick, Brian Matthew Derhake
Takayasu's arteritis is a rare, progressive panendarteritis involving all layers of the arterial wall. This disease includes variable involvement of the aorta and its major branches. The most common complication with this condition is severe, uncontrolled hypertension, often leading to end organ dysfunction. We describe the management of a 27-year-old woman diagnosed with Takayasu's arteritis that presented in labor with intense pain and underwent a combined spinal-epidural for anesthetic management. Per literature review, a combined spinal-epidural technique for planned vaginal delivery has not been described for a laboring Takayasu patient...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188021/-vascular-lesions-in-patient-with-takayasu-arteritis-and-massive-elevated-lipoprotein-a-levels-residual-involvement-or-premature-aterosclerosis
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José Carlos Alarcón García, Santiago Rodríguez Suárez, Ovidio Muñiz Grijalvo, Salvador García Morillo
Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is a lipoprotein defined by presenting a specific apolipoprotein, ApoA, linked to the ApoB-100 by different types of chemical bonds, including a disulfide bridge. Despite their atherogenic mechanism is not fully understood, its importance has been demonstrated in the development of premature aterosclerosis. Multiple studies have shown its role as a cardiovascular risk factor associated with heart disease and stroke. We report the case of a patient with a diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis in which a massive elevation of Lp(a) was detected...
February 7, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185705/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-pattern-at-the-time-of-diagnosis-of-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-connective-tissue-diseases
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Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Theodoros Dimitroulas, Konstantinos Bratis, George D Kitas, Petros Sfikakis, Maria Tektonidou, Georgia Karabela, Efthymios Stavropoulos, Gikas Katsifis, Kyriaki A Boki, Anastasia Kitsiou, Vasiliki Filaditaki, Elias Gialafos, Sotiris Plastiras, Vasiliki Vartela, Genovefa Kolovou
BACKGROUND-AIM: Cardiac involvement at diagnosis of connective tissue disease (CTD) has been described by echocardiography. We hypothesized that cardio-vascular magnetic resonance (CMR) detects occult lesions at CTD diagnosis. PATIENTS-METHODS: CMR was performed early after diagnosis in 78 treatment-naïve CTDs (aged 43±11, 59F/19M) without cardiac involvement [5 Takayasu arteritis (TA), 4 Churg Strauss syndrome (CSS), 5 Wegener granulomatosis (WG), 16 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 12 rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 8 mixed connective tissue diseases (MCTD), 12 ankylosing spondylitis (AS), 3 polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), 8 systemic sclerosis (SSc) and 5 dermatomyositis (DM)]...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179177/advantage-of-high-b-value-diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-differentiation-of-hemangioblastoma-from-brain-metastases-in-posterior-fossa
#16
Shumpei Onishi, Takanori Hirose, Takeshi Takayasu, Ryo Nosaka, Manish Kolakshyapati, Taiichi Saito, Yuji Akiyama, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Kaoru Kurisu, Fumiyuki Yamasaki
OBJECTIVE: It is sometimes difficult to make differential diagnosis between brain metastases and hemangioblastoma in posterior fossa. We assessed whether high b-value diffusion weighted image (DWI) at b-4000 could differentiate these tumors. METHODS: We acquired DWI at 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with b = 1000 and b = 4000 s/mm(2) in histologically confirmed 12 patients of hemangioblastoma without von-Hippel Lindau disease and 16 patients of brain metastases originating at posterior fossa...
February 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160070/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-il12b-are-associated-with-takayasu-arteritis-in-chinese-han-population
#17
Xiaoting Wen, Si Chen, Ping Li, Jing Li, Ziyan Wu, Yuan Li, Liubing Li, Hui Yuan, Xinping Tian, Fengchun Zhang, Yongzhe Li
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a rare autoimmune disease of unknown etiology. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have demonstrated association between genetic variants of IL12B and IL6 and TA. Since TA has been reported with ethnic heterogeneity, we sought to investigate whether the single-nucleotide-polymorphisms (SNPs) reported in these studies are associated with TA in the Chinese Han population. A multi-center study involving 412 patients with TA and 597 healthy controls was conducted. Sequenom MassArray iPLEX platform was used to determine the frequencies of SNPs in the IL12B and IL6 region...
February 3, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157108/the-prevalence-of-constipation-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients-according-to-rome-iii-diagnostic-criteria
#18
Takayasu Mishima, Jiro Fukae, Shinsuke Fujioka, Kotoe Inoue, Yoshio Tsuboi
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal symptoms are one of the most common non-motor features of Parkinson's disease (PD). Recently, a report from Taiwan revealed that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be associated with an increased risk of developing PD; however, the prevalence of IBS in PD patients has not been fully evaluated. Rome III criteria are widely assessed with a questionnaire to determine functional gastrointestinal disorders. OBJECTIVE: We assessed the prevalence of constipation and IBS in PD patients in our cohort using Rome III criteria...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157107/the-cross-sectional-area-of-paraspinal-muscles-predicts-the-efficacy-of-deep-drain-stimulation-for-camptocormia
#19
Waka Sakai, Shunya Nakane, Eiichirou Urasaki, Keisuke Toyoda, Eisaku Sadakata, Akiko Nagaishi, Takayasu Fukudome, Yuzo Yamakawa, Hidenori Matsuo
BACKGROUND: Camptocormia, a disturbance of posture, is a well-described clinical feature of PD and other parkinsonian syndromes. Previous reports have shown that DBS of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) or globus pallidus internus is effective in treating camptocormia. However, the efficacy of DBS for camptocormia varies. OBJECTIVE: To determine a clinical marker for selecting an appropriate therapy for camptocormia, a disabling manifestation of Parkinson's disease (PD) that has a variable response to systemic and local therapies...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116918/standard-and-biological-treatment-in-large-vessel-vasculitis-guidelines-and-current-approaches
#20
Francesco Muratore, Nicolò Pipitone, Carlo Salvarani
Giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis are the two major forms of idiopathic large vessel vasculitis. High doses of glucocorticoids are effective in inducing remission in both conditions, but relapses and recurrences are common, requiring prolonged glucocorticoid treatment with the risk of the related adverse events. Areas covered: In this article, we will review the standard and biological treatment strategies in large vessel vasculitis, and we will focus on the current approaches to these diseases. Expert commentary: The results of treatment trials with conventional immunosuppressive agents such as methotrexate, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, and cyclophosphamide have overall been disappointing...
February 6, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
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