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Takayasu disease

Chao-Jun Hu, Jian-Bo Pan, Guang Song, Xiao-Ting Wen, Zi-Yan Wu, Si Chen, Wen-Xiu Mo, Feng-Chun Zhang, Jiang Qian, Heng Zhu, Yong-Zhe Li
Behcet disease (BD) is a chronic systemic vasculitis and considered as an autoimmune disease. Although rare, BD can be fatal due to ruptured vascular aneurysms or severe neurological complications. To date, no known biomarker has been reported for this disease, making it difficult to diagnosis in the clinics. To undertake this challenge, we employed the HuProt arrays, each comprised of~20,000 unique human proteins, to identify BD-specific autoantibodies using a Two-Phase strategy established previously. In Phase I, we profiled the autoimmunity on the HuProt arrays with 75 serum samples collected from 40 BD patients, 15 diagnosed autoimmune patients who suffer from Takayasu arteritis (TA; N=5)), ANCA associated vasculitis(AAV; N=5), and Sjogren's syndrome(SS; N=5), and 20 healthy subjects, and identified 20 candidate autoantigens that were significantly associated with BD...
October 24, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
Guoxun Shi, Minhui Hua, Qiangwei Xu, Tianli Ren
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors have exhibited certain clinical efficacy in treating refractory Takayasu arteritis (TA), albeit with severe adverse effects. We aimed to explore the anti-TNF function of resveratrol, a natural compound, in the treatment of TA. A total of 271 patients diagnosed of acute TA were enrolled in this clinical trial, who were then randomized to be administered 250mg resveratrol or placebo on a daily basis for a period of 3 months, and revisited biweekly to assess treatment outcomes...
October 14, 2016: Immunobiology
Tomoshi Sugiyama, Koji Kawaguchi, Noriyasu Usami, Kohei Yokoi
We herein describe a surgical case of pulmonary involvement in Takayasu's arteritis with pulmonary infections of nontuberculous mycobacteria. A 24-year-old female was admitted to our hospital because of a recurrent fever, and contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the chest revealed the occlusion of the right pulmonary artery and cavitary lesions in the right lower lobe of the lung. A further examination of the neck revealed the occlusion of aortic branches, and the patient was diagnosed with Takayasu's arteritis...
October 21, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Lin Shi
According to the seventh report of Joint National Committee (JNC 7), hypertensive emergency (HE), a kind of hypertensive crisis, is defined as a sudden and abrupt elevation in blood pressure so as to cause acute target organ dysfunctions, including central nervous system, cardiovascular system or kidneys. Patients with HE require immediate reduction in markedly elevated blood pressure. Currently, there are no international guidelines for children HE, so the JNC definition is commonly used. Hypertensive emergency in children is rare but a life-threatening emergency...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Joanna Kwiatkowska, Jarosław Meyer-Szary, Rafał Pawlaczyk
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October 18, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
Emire Seyahi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Takayasu arteritis has long been considered as an uncommon disease, rather specific to the Far-East; however recent surveys show that the disease can be seen in all ethnicities around the world with increasing prevalence rates. Nowadays, it would not be fair to consider Takayasu arteritis as a rare disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Although involvement of the thoracic aorta and its branches was more common among females, males had a tendency toward limited involvement of the abdominal aorta and its branches...
September 29, 2016: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
Maki Miyakawa, Hiroki Tanaka, Masaki Yamashita, Ryosuke Sakemi, Masanao Nasuno, Manabu Ishii, Hideyuki Yanagisawa, Shin Ichihara, Hiroko Gotoda, Satoshi Motoya
A 19-year-old male with diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels was admitted to our hospital. Endoscopic examination and small intestinal contrast radiography revealed multiple longitudinal ulcers in the large intestine and ileum. A specimen biopsied from one of these ulcers revealed non-caseating epithelioid cell granuloma. He also had a draining anal fistula. Plain chest computed tomography (CT) and abdominal contrast-enhanced CT did not reveal any vascular abnormality...
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Takayasu Ito, Eiji Ishikawa, Hiroshi Matsuo, Mika Fujimoto, Tomohiro Murata, Kenichi Isoda, Hitoshi Mizutani, Masaaki Ito
Renal failure and infectious disease are strongly associated with morbidity and mortality in patients with severe generalized recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB-sev gen). However, it is reportedly difficult to introduce hemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula (AVF). We encountered a 32-year-old man with RDEB-sev gen in whom hemodialysis with a native AVF was introduced that favorably affected his long-term survival. This patient eventually died because of cachexia related to the recurrence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma 51 months after hemodialysis introduction...
May 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kazuki Fukuma, Hisanori Kowa, Hiroyuki Nakayasu, Kenji Nakashima
We presented a 38-year-old woman suffering from acute cerebral infarction due to arteritis limited to bilateral internal carotid arteries without a condition of giant cell arteritis or granulomatosis with polyangitis. Our case is unprecedented and characterized by a young woman with wall enhancement in the internal carotid arteries on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), therapeutic effects of steroids, and positive status for human leucocyte antigen-B39, -B51 and -DR4. These disease characteristics were not in accordance with existing diagnostic criteria of vasculitis, such as Takayasu's arteritis, giant cell arteritis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and Behcet's disease...
September 2016: Yonago Acta Medica
Kavita Sharma, Poonam Thankavel
Congenital stenosis/atresia of a coronary artery is an exquisitely rare anomaly (Congenit Heart Dis, 2, 2007, 347) with increased risk of sudden death. Bilateral coronary obstruction is even more unusual but has been reported in conjunction with aortic valve disease, syphilis, and Takayasu's arteritis. To the best of our knowledge, obstruction of both coronaries in a pediatric patient has only been reported once (Ann Thorac Surg, 55, 1993, 1564). We present a patient with an intramural, anomalous aortic origin of the right coronary artery from the contralateral sinus (AAORCA) with near atresia of the left main coronary ostium...
October 4, 2016: Echocardiography
Florence A Aeschlimann, Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Susanne M Benseler, Ronald M Laxer, Diane Hebert, Rae S M Yeung
BACKGROUND: Arterial vessel wall dissection is a rare, life-threatening and rarely described complication in childhood Takayasu Arteritis (cTA). Prevalence and risk factors for arterial dissection in cTA are unknown. We sought to study the prevalence and analyse risk factors for arterial dissection in cTA. FINDINGS: A single center retrospective review of all children with cTA was performed. Patients with arterial dissection at cTA diagnosis were reported in detail and compared to the remaining single center retrospective cohort of children without dissection...
September 22, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
Lin Shi
According to the seventh report of Joint National Committee (JNC 7), hypertensive emergency (HE), a kind of hypertensive crisis, is defined as a sudden and abrupt elevation in blood pressure so as to cause acute target organ dysfunctions, including central nervous system, cardiovascular system or kidneys. Patients with HE require immediate reduction in markedly elevated blood pressure. Currently, there are no international guidelines for children HE, so the JNC definition is commonly used. Hypertensive emergency in children is rare but a life-threatening emergency...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Abdelmajid Bouzerda, Ali Khatouri
Takayasu's disease is a rare inflammatory vascular disease, preferentially affecting young woman with predominant involvement of the aorta and its first division branches. We here report the case of a patient with ostial left main trunk involvement following non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome revealing Takayasu's disease and we highlight the various cardiovascular manifestations of this disease.
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Xavier Rodó, Joan Ballester, Roger Curcoll, Joseph Boyard-Micheau, Sílvia Borràs, Josep-Anton Morguí
Can environmental factors, such as air-transported preformed toxins, be of key relevance to the health outcomes of poorly understood human ailments (e.g., rheumatic diseases such as vasculitides, some inflammatory diseases, or even severe childhood acquired heart diseases)? Can the physical, chemical, or biological features of air masses be linked to the emergence of diseases such as Kawasaki disease (KD), Henoch-Schönlein purpura, Takayasu's aortitis, and ANCA-associated vasculitis? These diseases surprisingly share some common epidemiological features...
September 7, 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Aichi Niwa, Koji Osuka, Takahiro Nakura, Naoki Matsuo, Takeya Watabe, Masakazu Takayasu
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-6 (IL-6), an inflammatory cytokine, plays important roles in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Chemokines are chemoattractant cytokines that regulate trafficking of monocytes/macrophages and lymphocytes to sites of inflammation. However, no studies have been reported regarding the temporal expression of these cytokines in CSF after SAH. FINDINGS: The concentrations of IL-6, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), interferon-γ-inducible protein-10 (IP-10), and monokine induced by interferon-γ (MIG) in the CSF of ten patients with SAH were measured using ELISA kits over a period of 14 days...
2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Diego S Oliveira, Samuel K Shinjo, Marilda G Silva, Ana L de Sá-Pinto, Fernanda R Lima, Hamilton Roschel, Suzana B V Mello, Valéria Costa-Hong, Maria C C Irigoyen, Rosa M Pereira, Bruno Gualano
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of acute and chronic exercise in female patients with remissive Takayasu arteritis (TA). METHODS: This was a two-part prospective study. In study 1, cytokines and soluble TNF receptors were assessed at rest and every 60 minutes during a 3-hour recovery period following an acute exercise session in TA (n=11) and heathy control (HC, n=10). In study 2, a sub-sample from TA group (n=6) underwent a 12-week exercise training program...
August 26, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
Vilma Takayasu, Lorena Silva Laborda, Raquel Bernardelli, Henrique Trombini Pinesi, Marilia Polo Minguete E Silva, Viviane Chiavelli, Angélica Braz Simões, Aloisio Felipe-Silva
Amyloidosis comprises a group of diseases that occurs in five to nine cases per million patients per year worldwide irrespective of its classification. Although the hepatic involvement in primary amyloidosis is frequent, the clinical manifestations of liver amyloidosis are mild or even absent. The authors report the case of an aged man who complained of diffuse abdominal pain and marked weight loss and presented clinical signs of hepatopathy. Clinical workup revealed portal hypertension with ascites, hemorrhoids, and esophageal varices...
April 2016: Autopsy & case reports
I Töpel, N Zorger, M Steinbauer
Aortitis is a term which encompasses inflammatory changes to the aortic wall from various pathogenic etiologies. Large vessel vasculitis, such as Takayasu arteritis and giant cell arteritis represent the most common entities; however, there is also an association with other rheumatological diseases. Chronic idiopathic periaortitis represents a distinct disease entity and infectious aortitis is a rare but life-threatening disease. Due to the diverse clinical pictures vascular surgeons often face a significant challenge in terms of making an accurate initial diagnosis...
2016: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
J Sun, H Zeng, Y Q Wang, Y Y Zhao
Takayasu's arteritis is a rare, idiopathic, chronic inflammatory disease. Its course is unpredictable, but slow progression is usual, leading to stenosis, occlusion, or aneurismal degeneration of the aorta or its major branches. We present the anesthesia management of pregnancy in four women admitted to Peking University Third Hospital for caesarean section from year 2006 to 2015 complicated with Takayasu's arteritis and review this disease with special reference to natural history, diagnostic criteria, classification, prognostic factors, and anesthesia considerations...
February 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Enrico Tombetti, Barbara Colombo, Maria Chiara Di Chio, Silvia Sartorelli, Maurizio Papa, Annalaura Salerno, Enrica Paola Bozzolo, Elisabetta Tombolini, Giulia Benedetti, Claudia Godi, Chiara Lanzani, Patrizia Rovere-Querini, Alessandro Del Maschio, Alessandro Ambrosi, Francesco De Cobelli, Maria Grazia Sabbadini, Elena Baldissera, Angelo Corti, Angelo A Manfredi
BACKGROUND: Chromogranin-A (CgA) is a secretory protein processed into peptides that regulate angiogenesis and vascular cells activation, migration and proliferation. These processes may influence arterial inflammation and remodelling in Takayasu arteritis (TA). METHODS: Plasma levels of full-length CgA (CgA439), CgA fragments lacking the C-terminal region (CgA-FRs) and the N-terminal fragment, CgA1-76 (vasostatin-1, VS-1) were analysed in 42 patients with TA and 20 healthy age-matched controls...
2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
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