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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929115/anti-gouty-arthritis-and-antihyperuricemia-effects-of-sunflower-helianthus-annuus-head-extract-in-gouty-and-hyperuricemia-animal-models
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Lanzhou Li, Meiyu Teng, Yange Liu, Yidi Qu, Yuanzhu Zhang, Feng Lin, Di Wang
This study was performed to investigate the therapeutic effects and possible mechanisms of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) head extract (SHE) on gout. First, the components of sunflower head powder and SHE were analyzed systematically. SHE, especially SHEB (extracted with 20% ethanol and 80% double-distilled water), strongly suppressed the swelling of the ankles in rats with acute gout induced by monosodium urate (MSU) crystals and reduced the levels of uric acid and xanthine oxidase (XO) in mice with hyperuricemia induced by oteracil potassium and yeast extract powder...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928247/endogenous-glucocorticoid-signaling-in-chondrocytes-attenuates-joint-inflammation-and-damage
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Jinwen Tu, Shihani Stoner, Phillip D Fromm, Tingyu Wang, Di Chen, Jan Tuckermann, Mark S Cooper, Markus J Seibel, Hong Zhou
Previous studies demonstrated that endogenous glucocorticoid signaling in osteoblasts promotes inflammation in murine immune arthritis. The current study determined whether disruption of endogenous glucocorticoid signaling in chondrocytes also modulates the course and severity of arthritis. Tamoxifen-inducible chondrocyte-targeted glucocorticoid receptor knockout (chGRKO) mice were generated by breeding GR(flox/flox) mice with tamoxifen-inducible Collagen 2a1 Cre mice (Col2a1-CreER(T2)). Antigen-induced arthritis (AIA) and K/BxN serum transfer-induced arthritis (STIA) were induced in both chGRKO mice and their Cre-negative GR(flox/flox) littermates [wild type (WT)]...
September 19, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916869/protodioscin-ameliorates-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-histology-outcome-in-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rats
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Jia-Yu Liu, Ya-Ling Hou, Rong Cao, Hong Xia Qiu, Guo-Hua Cheng, Ran Tu, Li Wang, Jun-Li Zhang, Dan Liu
Protective effect of protodioscin or methyl protodioscin against inflammation had been reported in various inflammation diseases. This study aimed to investigate the effect of protodioscin against Complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritis rats. Rats randomly divided into model groups were injected with CFA, companied with different dose of protodioscin (50, 100, and 200 mg/kg body weight). The histology, changes in biochemical parameters and inflammatory cytokines expression were detected for anti-inflammation effect evaluation of protodioscin...
September 15, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884797/sapho-syndrome-associated-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa-and-pyoderma-gangrenosum-successfully-treated-with-adalimumab-and-methotrexate-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Dunja A Vekic, Jane Woods, Peter Lin, Geoffrey D Cains
SAPHO (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis) syndrome is a rare inflammatory condition describing the combination of skin, bone, and joint manifestations that has a heterogeneous presentation. We report a case of severe SAPHO syndrome in association with hidradenitis suppurativa and pyoderma gangrenosum in a 27-year-old male. The patient had an initial migratory arthritis affecting the knees, ankles, metacarpophalangeal joints, proximal interphalangeal joints, wrists, shoulder, and lower back, which progressed to a persistent arthritis and swelling at the sternum, shoulders, wrists, hands, feet, and lower back...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881419/a-55-year-old-male-presenting-with-altered-mental-status-a-complicated-case-of-intracranial-aneurysm
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Shivani Garg, Arezou Khosroshahi
A 55-year-old African American male was in good health 5 months back when he underwent colonoscopy as part of a routine colon cancer screening. After the procedure, he developed colitis and was treated with antibiotics for 5 days with resolution of his symptoms. 1 month after this episode he was admitted at an outside hospital for constellation of fever, bilateral ankle swelling and petechial pruritic rash on his lower extremities. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
September 7, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872725/dorsal-root-ganglion-field-stimulation-prevents-inflammation-and-joint-damage-in-a-rat-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Bin Pan, Zhiyong Zhang, Dongman Chao, Quinn H Hogan
OBJECTIVES: Electrical stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), referred to here as ganglionic field stimulation (GFS), is effective in reducing clinical pain, probably by interrupting transmission of afferent impulse trains on sensory neurons as they pass through the DRG. We therefore tested whether efferent impulse trains conveyed by sensory neurons, which contribute to neurogenic inflammation, may also be interrupted by GFS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Collagen-induced arthritis, a model of clinical rheumatoid arthritis, was initiated in rats concurrently with the insertion of an electrode for GFS at the fourth lumbar DRG...
September 5, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862737/primary-bone-lymphoma-of-the-talus-a-challenging-diagnosis
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Ombretta Annibali, Gianluigi Fabbriciani, Mariantonietta Tafuri, Marco Massarotti, Pietro Sedati, Valeria Tomarchio, Sabattini Elena, Pileri Stefano, Carlo Selmi, Giuseppe Avvisati
PURPOSE: Diagnostic challenges are common in clinical practice and diagnostic or classification criteria for musculoskeletal conditions cannot overshadow clinical skills. METHODS: We present the case of a young man who complained of prolonged articular pain and mild swelling of the right ankle in the absence of other remarkable data. Apparently fulfilling the Budapest diagnostic criteria for complex regional pain syndrome, the patient was treated accordingly, but the pain increased over time...
August 28, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854920/fibroma-of-tendon-sheath-around-large-joints-clinical-characteristics-and-literature-review
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Kayo Suzuki, Taketoshi Yasuda, Shun Suzawa, Kenta Watanabe, Masahiko Kanamori, Tomoatsu Kimura
BACKGROUND: Fibroma of tendon sheath (FTS) is a benign tumor arising from the synovium of the tendon sheath that occurs mostly around small joints such as the fingers, hands, and wrist. However, FTS rarely arises around a large joint (knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle) with intra-articular or extra-articular involvement. The clinical characteristics of FTS arising around a large joint are unclear. An additional 3 cases of FTS arising around a large joint are presented. Furthermore, the published cases and the present cases are reviewed with respect to their clinical characteristics and imaging and histopathology findings...
August 30, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844303/calcaneal-ewing-s-sarcoma-with-skip-metastases-to-tarsals-and-lymph-node-involvement-a-case-report
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Koray Şahin, Serkan Bayram, Ahmet Salduz
Ewing's sarcoma (ES) represents the second most common primary malignant tumor of bone of children and occurs rarely in the bones of the foot. Dissemination to regional lymph nodes and skip metastases to adjacent bones are thought to be uncommon. We report a case of a 19-year-old female with the diagnosis of ES of the right calcaneus. Six months earlier, she had presented to the hospital with a history of ankle sprain and was treated with analgesics and ice application. Despite the treatment, the pain over the ankle persisted, her foot swelled progressively, and a mass evolved on the lateral side of the foot...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819605/recurrent-extra-and-intra-articular-synovial-chondromatosis-of-the-ankle-with-tarsal-tunnel-syndrome-a-rare-case-report
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Jonathan A Isbell, Andrew C Morris, Ibukunoluwa Araoye, Sameer Naranje, Ashish B Shah
INTRODUCTION: Synovial chondromatosis is a rare, benign monoarticular condition characterized by the metaplastic formation of cartilaginous nodules from the synovium of joints (intra-articular), tendons and bursae (extra-articular). These nodules have the potential to detach and form loose bodies within the joint space. The most common locations are the large joints such as the knees, hips, elbows, and shoulders, with less common locations being the foot and ankle joints. Synovial chondromatosis primarily occurs in men between the third and fifth decades of life, and it typically presents as chronic joint pain with swelling, decreased joint range of motion, and osteoarthritis...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819592/insufficiency-fractures-of-the-distal-tibia-and-fibula-following-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-case-report
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Ryu Kojima, Toshiki Miura, Eisei Fukatani
INTRODUCTION: Although periprosthetic fractures of the femur have been well documented, insufficiency fractures following total hip arthroplasty (THA) have been rarely described. We report a case of an insufficiency fracture in the distal tibia and fibula that occurred after THA. CASE REPORT: A 54-year-old woman presented with severe pain in the bilateral hip joints and was diagnosed with end-stage osteoarthritis. She underwent THA on the right side. Although the postoperative course was uneventful, she suddenly experienced severe pain and swelling in the right leg without any history of trauma 22 weeks after the surgery...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818476/complex-anatomic-abnormalities-of-the-lower-leg-muscles-and-tendons-associated-with-phocomelia-a-case-report
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Thomas Hodo, Mark Hamrick, Yulia Melenevsky
Musculoskeletal anatomy is widely known to have components that stray from the norm in the form of variant muscle and tendon presence, absence, origin, insertion, and bifurcation. Although these variant muscles and tendons might be deemed incidental and insignificant findings by most, they can be important contributors to pathologic physiology or, more importantly, an option for effective treatment. In the present case report, we describe a patient with phocomelia and Müllerian abnormalities secondary to in utero thalidomide exposure...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777897/joint-distribution-and-2-year-outcome-in-347-patients-with-monoarthritis-of-less-than-16-weeks-duration
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Ellen Sauar Norli, Gina Hetland Brinkmann, Tore Kristian Kvien, Olav Bjørneboe, Anne Julsrud Haugen, Halvor Nygaard, Cathrine Thunem, Elisabeth Lie, Maria Dahl Mjaavatten
OBJECTIVE: To study the joint distribution and 2-year outcome of patients with recent-onset monoarthritis. METHODS: Adult patients with clinically apparent monoarthritis of ≤16 weeks' duration were included in a multi-center 2-year longitudinal study. Clinical characteristics, joint distribution, development of chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease (CIRD), as well as classification according to the 2010 ACR/EULAR classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (2010 RA criteria) were studied...
August 4, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764177/idiopathic-tumoral-calcinosis-rare-clinico-pathological-entity-a-report-of-two-cases
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Sreedevi Jakka, Radhika Narayan, Minakshi Mishra, Farah Rana, J K Laik
Tumoral calcinosis is a rare disease reported mainly in blacks of tropical and subtropical African regions. It is characterized by tumour-like periarticular deposits of calcium that are found in the regions of the hip, shoulder, elbow and small joints of hands and feet. The involvement of this disease in a healthy patient is extremely rare in young and middle aged individuals. We are presenting two cases with large, painless periarticular swellings in subscapular joint and feet. First case presented with recurrent swelling in different anatomical locations at different time intervals involving the hip and followed by shoulder joint...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762846/biomimetic-synthesis-of-proline-derivative-templated-mesoporous-silica-for-increasing-the-brain-distribution-of-diazepam-and-improving-the-pharmacodynamics-of-nimesulide
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Heran Li, Jianxin Wang, Jialiang Cong, Chen Wei, Jing Li, Hongzhuo Liu, Sanming Li, Mingshi Yang
Herein a new kind of proline-derivative templated mesoporous silica with curved channels (CMS) was biomimetically synthesized and applied as carrier to improve the drug dissolution and bioavailability of hydrophobic diazepam (DZP) and nimesulide (NMS). Drugs can be incorporated into CMS with high efficiency; during this process, they successfully transformed to amorphous phase. As a result, the dissolution rate of DZP and NMS was significantly improved. Biodistribution study confirmed that CMS converted DZP distribution in mice with the tendency of lung targeting and brain targeting...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758043/multiple-acrometastases-in-a-patient-with-renal-pelvic-urothelial-cancer
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Ryoko Sawada, Yusuke Shinoda, Aya Niimi, Tohru Nakagawa, Masachika Ikegami, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Sakae Tanaka, Yukio Homma, Nobuhiko Haga
Metastasis may occur in any bone but more commonly occurs in the spine, pelvis, or other axial bones. Metastasis in peripheral bones located distal to the elbow or knee, so-called acrometastasis, is rare. Although the mechanism of acrometastasis development is not completely understood, it is thought to be the result of a massive dissemination of cancer cells; thus the prognosis of patients with acrometastasis is relatively poor. Here, we report the case of renal pelvic cancer with multiple acrometastases in both the upper and lower extremities without axial bone metastasis in a 68-year-old man...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754008/combination-therapy-of-peg-hm-3-and-methotrexate-retards-adjuvant-induced-arthritis
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Jingchao Hao, Xiaodong Wu, Sarra Setrerrahmane, Kun Qian, Yueying Hou, Liting Yu, Chenyu Lin, Qianqian Wu, Hanmei Xu
At present, the early phenomenon of inflammatory angiogenesis is rarely studied in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Previous research found that PEG-HM-3, an integrin inhibitor, possessed anti-angiogenesis and anti-rheumatic activity. In this study, the advantages of inhibiting angiogenesis and immune cell adhesion and migration, as well as the benefits of anti-arthritis effects, were evaluated using a combination of PEG-HM-3 and methotrexate (MTX). In vitro, spleen cell proliferation and the levels of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) in macrophage supernatant were assessed...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752149/systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-as-a-fever-of-unknown-origin
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Cigdem Hardal, Muferet Erguven, Zuhal Aydan Saglam
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a rare inflammation with still unidentified cause. It can also be cause of fever of unknown origin. Diagnosis is made by eliminating infection, malignancy, and rheumatological diseases. In this report, case of a 5-year-old patient with symptoms of intermittent fever, areas of rash on the body, itching, and swelling, redness, and pain in the right and left ankle is described. Serological test results were negative for infectious agents, and malignancy was excluded. Patient was diagnosed with systemic JIA associated with intermittent fever, negative rheumatological markers and negative serology test results...
2017: Northern Clinics of Istanbul
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738428/association-between-patient-history-and-physical-examination-and-osteoarthritis-after-ankle-sprain
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John M van Ochten, Anja D de Vries, Nienke van Putte, Edwin H G Oei, Patrick J E Bindels, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra, Marienke van Middelkoop
Structural abnormalities on MRI are frequent after an ankle sprain. To determine the association between patient history, physical examination and early osteoarthritis (OA) in patients after a previous ankle sprain, 98 patients with persistent complaints were selected from a cross-sectional study. Patient history taking and physical examination were applied and MRI was taken. Univariate and multivariable analyses were used to test possible associations. Signs of OA (cartilage loss, osteophytes and bone marrow edema) were seen in the talocrural joint (TCJ) in 40% and the talonavicular joint (TNJ) in 49%...
September 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683778/unusual-acute-lupus-hemophagocytic-syndrome-a-test-of-diagnostic-criteria-a-case-report
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Wijetunga Mudalige Udai Akalanka Wijetunga, Ravindra Laxman Satarasinghe, Balasuriya Mudiyanselage Dayananda, Ganhewage Kokila Darshani
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is an aggressive life-threatening syndrome of excessive immune activation. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis due to systemic lupus erythematosus is described as acute lupus hemophagocytic syndrome. Acute lupus hemophagocytic syndrome presenting with negative antinuclear antibody is uncommon. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old Sri Lankan woman presented with intermittent fever, weight loss, episodic confusion, and alopecia for 3 months...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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