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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718588/-spinal-injection-risks-and-side-effects
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Evangelia Passia, Stéphane Genevay
The efficacy of spinal injection for chronic spinal pain is dubious for most conditions. They are however frequently prescribed. Side effects are poorly reported in the literature. In addition to benign and transient problems, serious and lethal side effects have been reported due to infection, hematoma or central and spinal cord infarctions which could be related to intravascular injection of corticoids. Although their frequency is excessively low, they should be discussed with every patient before prescription and should be mentioned in the consent form...
March 8, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711538/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-secondary-to-idiopathic-hypertrophic-cranial-pachymeningitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kaiyuan Huang, Qingsheng Xu, Yuankun Ma, Renya Zhan, Jian Shen, Jianwei Pan
BACKGOUND AND IMPORTANCE: Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis (IHCP) is a rare fibrosing inflammatory process involving the dura mater. Currently, there is no consensus on the treatments for IHCP, and the usefulness of immunosuppressive agents as a first-line option remains controversial. Cerebral venous sinus occlusion (CVSO) and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) secondary to IHCP, which may cause progressive intracranial hypertension and venous obstructive parenchymal lesions, make the diagnosis and treatment of IHCP more complicated...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710634/obtaining-of-11%C3%AE-hydroxyandrost-4-ene-3-17-dione-from-natural-sterols
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Dmitry Dovbnya, Sergey Khomutov, Vyacheslav Kollerov, Marina V Donova
Two-step one-pot microbial transformation enables obtaining of valuable steroids that are difficult to produce chemically. Here we describe a method for obtaining 11α-hydroxyandrost-4-ene-3,17-dione (11α-HAD) from cheap and available natural sterols (phytosterols or cholesterol).11α-HAD is a primary adrenal steroid in mammals and also a key precursor in the syntheses of halogenated corticoids. Conventional routes for its obtaining are based on chemical synthesis, or microbial hydroxylation of androst-4-ene-3,17-dione (AD)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693067/-chinese-expert-consensus-for-non-antiinfective-effects-and-clinical-use-of-macrolides
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J T Lin, Y M Zhang, X Zhou, C Z Wang, M Huang, C T Liu, C G Wu, H Y Wan, W C Yu, Y R Dai
Important/potential value of macrolides has been proved in the management of chronic respiratory diseases by increasing basic and clinical trials.Through three face-to-face discussions, 10 experts examined important data and drafted this consensus related to macrolides: (1) mechanism of non-antiinfective effects; (2) clinical use in chronic respiratory diseases; (3) cautions of long-term use.The mechanism out of non-antiinfective effects includes anti-inflammatory effect, modifying airway secretion, immune-regulation related to antibacterial effect, corticoid saving effect and anti-viral effect...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692177/age-related-off-label-use-of-nasal-corticosteroids-for-allergies-is-relatively-common-in-finnish-children-with-asthma
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Katja Sonninen, Johanna Jyrkkä, Jaana E Martikainen, Kristiina Malmström, Mika J Mäkelä, Kati Sepponen
AIM: Allergies can worsen asthma symptoms and we used national data to identify allergy medication prescribed for Finnish children and adolescents who used asthma medication. METHODS: Register data were available for 13,435 Finnish children aged 0-17 who were entitled to special reimbursement for asthma medication during 2006-2009. Allergy medication purchases were individually analysed two years before and two years after the entitlement for asthma medication reimbursement was granted...
July 10, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678409/exposure-to-chronic-variable-social-stress-during-adolescence-alters-affect-related-behaviors-and-adrenocortical-activity-in-adult-male-and-female-inbred-mice
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Michael J Caruso, Helen M Kamens, Sonia A Cavigelli
Rodent models provide valuable insight into mechanisms that underlie vulnerability to adverse effects of early-life challenges. Few studies have evaluated sex differences in anxiogenic or depressogenic effects of adolescent social stress in a rodent model. Furthermore, adolescent stress studies often use genetically heterogeneous outbred rodents which can lead to variable results. The current study evaluated the effects of adolescent social stress in male and female inbred (BALB/cJ) mice. Adolescent mice were exposed to repeat cycles of alternating social isolation and social novelty for 4 weeks...
July 5, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675279/-benign-esophageal-strictures-endoscopic-treatment-options
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Michael Drepper, Philippe Bichard, Jean-Louis Frossard
Bening strictures of the esophagus are a frequently encountered problem in endoscopy. Dilation by Savary-Gilliard dilators or balloon dilators is the first line treatment and relieves dysphagia in about 75 % of cases. Complex strictures are at higher risk of treatment failure than simple ones and are considered as refractory after repetitive unsuccessful dilations. Adjunction of locally injected corticoids favors outcome in strictures of peptic origin. Further treatment options of refractory strictures are endoscopic incision therapy in short ones and temporary self expandable metallic (SEMS), plastic (SEPS) or biodegradable stent insertion in complex ones...
August 31, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660750/urinary-manifestations-in-isaacs-s-syndrome-our-experience-in-8-cases
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Silvia N Gonzalez Primomo, Leandro Blas, Alicia C Bertotti, Carlos Ameri
INTRODUCTION: Isaacs's syndrome (IS), is a rare neurological disorder, characterized by sustained muscular activity, fasciculations, cramps, myokymia, excessive sweating, and occasional elevation of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) enzyme. AIM: To report our experience in patients with IS and urinary manifestations, describing clinical findings, test's results, and response to treatment. Methods An observational, retrospective analysis of patients with IS and urinary manifestations treated at German Hospital of Buenos Aires between 2001 and 2011 was done...
June 29, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643686/-pachymeningitis-associated-with-igg4-disease
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
#15
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
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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
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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
#18
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
#19
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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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
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