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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681203/the-immunotherapy-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
#1
Paula Restrepo-Jiménez, Yhojan Rodríguez, Paulina González, Christopher Chang, M Eric Gershwin, Juan-Manuel Anaya
Guillain-Barré syndrome is the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis worldwide. Microorganisms such as Campylobacter jejuni, Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza and Zika virus have been linked to the disease. The most common clinical variants are acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and acute motor axonal neuropathy. Plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulins are the standard therapy for the disease. Areas covered: research to elucidate the pathophysiology of Guillain-Barré syndrome has led to the development of drugs directed towards new potential therapeutic targets...
April 23, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676453/risk-factors-for-burkitt-lymphoma-a-nested-case-control-study-in-the-uk-clinical-practice-research-datalink
#2
Parisa Karimi, Brenda M Birmann, Lesley A Anderson, Charlene M McShane, Shahinaz M Gadalla, Joshua N Sampson, Sam M Mbulaiteye
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) occurs as three subtypes: endemic BL, immunosuppression-related BL and sporadic BL. Descriptive studies of BL age-specific incidence patterns have suggested multimodal peaks near 10, 40 and 70 years of age, but the risk factors for BL at different ages are unknown. We investigated risk factors for BL in the United Kingdom among 156 BL cases and 608 matched BL-free controls identified in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) between 1992 and 2016. Associations with pre-diagnostic body mass index, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, hepatitis, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), malaria, allergic and autoimmune conditions, and prednisone use were evaluated...
April 20, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675091/cranial-nerve-involvement-in-guillain-barre-syndrome-revisited
#3
Khichar Purnaram Shubhakaran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670631/x-linked-lymphoproliferative-disease-type-1-a-clinical-and-molecular-perspective
#4
REVIEW
Neelam Panchal, Claire Booth, Jennifer L Cannons, Pamela L Schwartzberg
X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP) was first described in the 1970s as a fatal lymphoproliferative syndrome associated with infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Features include hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), lymphomas, and dysgammaglobulinemias. Molecular cloning of the causative gene, SH2D1A , has provided insight into the nature of disease, as well as helped characterize multiple features of normal immune cell function. Although XLP type 1 (XLP1) provides an example of a primary immunodeficiency in which patients have problems clearing primarily one infectious agent, it is clear that XLP1 is also a disease of severe immune dysregulation, even independent of EBV infection...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669602/cerebral-vasculitis-and-lateral-rectus-palsy-two-rare-central-nervous-system-complications-of-dengue-fever-two-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
H M M Herath, J S Hewavithana, C M De Silva, O A R Kularathna, N P Weerasinghe
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is a common mosquito-borne viral illness with a clinical spectrum ranging from a simple febrile illness to potentially life-threatening complications such as dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. Dengue infection can affect many organs, including the central nervous system. The neurological manifestations reported in dengue infections are meningitis, encephalitis, stroke, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the cases of two interesting patients with confirmed dengue infection who presented with complications of possible central nervous system vasculitis and cranial nerve palsy...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668332/neurological-complications-of-zika-virus-infection
#6
Francisco Javier Carod-Artal
Zika virus (ZIKV) disease is a vector-borne infectious disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Recently, ZIKV has caused outbreaks in most American countries. Areas covered: Publications about neurological complications of ZIKV infection retrieved from pubmed searchers were reviewed, and reference lists and relevant articles from review articles were also examined. Vertical/intrauterine transmission leads to congenital infection and causes microcephaly and congenital ZIKV syndrome. ZIKV preferentially infects human neural progenitor cells and triggers cell apoptosis...
April 18, 2018: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665882/effects-of-antibiotic-resistance-ar-and-microbiota-shifts-on-campylobacter-jejuni-mediated-diseases
#7
Phillip T Brooks, Linda S Mansfield
Campylobacter jejuni is an important zoonotic pathogen recently designated a serious antimicrobial resistant (AR) threat. While most patients with C. jejuni experience hemorrhagic colitis, serious autoimmune conditions can follow including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the acute neuropathy Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS). This review examines inter-relationships among factors mediating C. jejuni diarrheal versus autoimmune disease especially AR C. jejuni and microbiome shifts. Because both susceptible and AR C...
December 2017: Animal Health Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665426/human-papillomavirus-vaccine-and-demyelinating-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Julie Mouchet, Francesco Salvo, Emanuel Raschi, Elisabetta Poluzzi, Ippazio Cosimo Antonazzo, Fabrizio De Ponti, Bernard Bégaud
BACKGROUND: Approved in 2006, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines were initially targeted for girls aged 9-14 years. Although the safety of these vaccines has been monitored through post-licensure surveillance programmes, cases of neurological events have been reported worldwide. PURPOSE: The present study aimed to assess the risk of developing demyelination after HPV immunization by meta-analysing risk estimates from pharmacoepidemiologic studies. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review was conducted in Medline, Embase, ISI Web of Science and the Cochrane Library from inception to 10 May 2017, without language restriction...
April 14, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663680/knowledge-gaps-in-control-of-campylobacter-for-prevention-of-campylobacteriosis
#9
I Hansson, M Sandberg, I Habib, R Lowman, E O Engvall
Campylobacteriosis is an important, worldwide public health problem with numerous socio-economic impacts. Since 2015, approximately 230,000 cases have been reported annually in Europe. In the United States, Australia and New Zealand, campylobacteriosis is the most commonly reported disease. Poultry and poultry products are considered important sources of human infections. Poultry meat can become contaminated with Campylobacter during slaughter if live chickens are intestinal carriers. Campylobacter spp. can be transferred from animals to humans through consumption and handling of contaminated food products, with fresh chicken meat being the most commonly implicated food type...
April 16, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659541/zika-virus-in-the-male-reproductive-tract
#10
REVIEW
Liesel Stassen, Charles W Armitage, David J van der Heide, Kenneth W Beagley, Francesca D Frentiu
Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are resurging across the globe. Zika virus (ZIKV) has caused significant concern in recent years because it can lead to congenital malformations in babies and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. Unlike other arboviruses, ZIKV can be sexually transmitted and may persist in the male reproductive tract. There is limited information regarding the impact of ZIKV on male reproductive health and fertility. Understanding the mechanisms that underlie persistent ZIKV infections in men is critical to developing effective vaccines and therapies...
April 16, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658924/an-efficient-and-simple-method-to-establish-nk-and-t-cell-lines-from-patients-with-chronic-active-epstein-barr-virus-infection
#11
Chongfeng Xu, Junhong Ai, Qingxun Zhang, Ting Li, Xiaorong Wu, Zhengde Xie, Ziyuan Duan
A number of methods have been described to establish NK/T cell lines from patients with lymphoma or lymphoproliferative syndrome. These methods employed feeder cells, purified NK or T cells with as much as 10 mL of blood, or a high-dose of IL-2. This study presents a new method with a powerful and simple strategy to establish NK and T cell lines by culturing the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) with the addition of recombinant human IL-2 (rhIL-2), and uses as little as 2 mL of whole blood. The cells can proliferate quickly in two weeks and be maintained for more than 3 months...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653163/epstein-barr-virus-presence-as-a-potential-etiology-of-persistent-bladder-inflammation-in-human-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome
#12
Jia-Fong Jhang, Yung-Hsiang Hsu, Chih-Wen Peng, Yuan-Hong Jiang, Han-Chen Ho, Hann-Chorng Kuo
PURPOSE: Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome is characterized by bladder inflammation without a bacterial infection. Although viral infection is a potential etiologic cause, few studies are reported. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Bladder specimens were obtained from patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and patients with stress urinary incontinence (control). Bladder specimens were tested for Epstein-Barr-encoded RNAs by in situ hybridization, Epstein-Barr DNA by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), serology, and immunohistochemical staining...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652304/-approach-for-identifying-of-treatment-option-for-pediatric-patients-in-guillain-barre-syndrome-considering-results-of-pharmacoeconomic-analysis
#13
A K Shakaryan, A V Rakhteenko, R I Yagudina, A Yu Kulikov, V G Serpik, I V Mitrofanova
AIM: A pharmacoeconomic analysis of direct costs on treatment with high dose intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) and plasmapheresis (PP) in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Literature data on the pathogenesis of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) were analyzed. The results of pharmacoeconomic analysis of direct costs on treatment of GBS using IVIG and PP are presented. Risks for complications during treatment with IVIG and PP are calculated. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The pharmacoeconomic analysis demonstrates comparable costs of treatment with IVIG or PP in the Russian Federation...
2018: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645080/risk-of-oral-tongue-cancer-among-immunocompromised-transplant-recipients-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-individuals-in-the-united-states
#14
Joseph E Tota, Eric A Engels, Margaret M Madeleine, Christina A Clarke, Charles F Lynch, Ana P Ortiz, Brenda Y Hernandez, Anil K Chaturvedi
BACKGROUND: Oral tongue cancer incidence has increased among whites in the United States; however, the cause remains unknown. If an infectious agent is implicated, then elevated risk would be expected among immunosuppressed individuals. METHODS: By using population-based registry linkage information from the US Transplant Cancer Match and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) Cancer Match studies, the authors examined the risk of oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) among immunocompromised transplantation recipients and HIV-infected individuals...
April 12, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627773/clinical-outcome-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-after-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
#15
Bianca van den Berg, Eline F Storm, Marcel J P Garssen, Patricia H Blomkwist-Markens, Bart C Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) may suffer from respiratory failure for months or longer. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency, clinical course and outcome of patients with GBS requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV). METHODS: Prospectively collected data from 526 patients with GBS participating in previous trials were analysed to determine the frequency and duration of prolonged MV (longer than 2 months). In addition, a cross-sectional study was conducted in patients with GBS requiring MV to determine the clinical course and long-term outcome with the ability to walk unaided as primary endpoint...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627532/effector-memory-cd8-t-cells-synergize-with-co-stimulation-competent-macrophages-to-trigger-autoimmune-peripheral-neuropathy
#16
Mu Yang, Xiang Qun Shi, Corentin Peyret, Oladayo Oladiran, Sonia Wu, Julien Chambon, Sylvie Fournier, Ji Zhang
Autoimmune peripheral neuropathy (APN) such as Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a debilitating illness and sometimes life threatening. The molecular and cellular mechanisms remain elusive but exposure to environmental factors including viral/bacterial infection and injury is highly associated with disease incidence. We demonstrated previously that both male and female B7.2 (CD86) transgenic L31 and L31/CD4KO mice develop spontaneous APN. Here we further reveal that CD8+ T cells in these mice exhibit an effector/memory phenotype, which bears a resemblance to CD8+ T cell response following persistent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in humans and mice, whilst CMV has been considered as one of the most relevant pathogens in APN development...
April 5, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624819/use-of-s17-fragment-containing-hepatitis-e-virus-infectious-clones-in-cell-culture-experiments-the-fine-print-does-matter
#17
Siddharth Sridhar
I read with interest the work by Drave et al on the replication of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in neuronal cell lines (1). HEV is increasingly associated with a range of neurological manifestations including Guillain Barre Syndrome, neuralgic amyotrophy and encephalitis (2). Therefore, in-vitro work on this subject is timely and important. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
April 6, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624650/neurofilament-light-protein-levels-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-predict-long-term-disability-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-pilot-study
#18
M Axelsson, M Sjögren, O Andersen, K Blennow, H Zetterberg, J Lycke
OBJECTIVES: Although the recovery from Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is good in most patients, some develop permanent severe disability or even die. Early predictors would increase the likelihood to identify patients at risk for poor outcome at the acute stage, allowing them intensified therapeutic intervention. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Eighteen patients with a history of GBS 9-17 years ago were reassessed with scoring of neurological disability and quality of life assessment (QoL)...
April 6, 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623081/a-new-in-vivo-model-to-study-protective-immunity-to-zika-virus-infection-in-mice-with-intact-type-i-interferon-signaling
#19
Loulieta Nazerai, Amalie Skak Schøller, Peter Overbeck Sharma Rasmussen, Søren Buus, Anette Stryhn, Jan Pravsgaard Christensen, Allan Randrup Thomsen
The association between recent Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and neurological complications, microcephaly in the fetus, and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults underscores the necessity for a protective vaccine. Rational vaccine development requires an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms which could protect against infection with this virus. However, so far, such an analysis has been hampered by the absence of a suitable small animal model. Unlike the situation in humans, ZIKV only replicates effectively in the peripheral organs of mice, if type I IFN signaling is interrupted...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623003/the-diving-bell-and-the-butterfly-revisited-a-fatal-case-of-locked-in-syndrome-in-a-man-with-epstein-barr-virus-positive-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-not-otherwise-specified
#20
Jacqueline N Poston, Russell Dorer, David M Aboulafia
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a rare variant of DLBCL. The natural history of this subtype is poorly understood. Incomplete literature in the era of rituximab suggests that patients with EBV-positive DLBCL have similar outcomes to patients with EBV-negative DLBCL when treated with rituximab and anthracycline-based chemotherapy regimens; however, there are few prospective studies on this subtype and little is known about the risk of central nervous system (CNS) relapse with EBV-positive DLBCL...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Blood Disorders
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