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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549020/lung-density-and-pulmonary-artery-diameter-are-predictors-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Margreet E Bakker, Maarten K Ninaber, Jan Stolk, Lucia J M Kroft, Anne A Schouffoer, Jeska K de Vries Bouwstra, Suzanne E van Wijngaarden, Berend C Stoel
PURPOSE: The aim was to evaluate computed tomography (CT)-measured pulmonary artery diameter (PAD) and lung density as predictors of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in subjects with systemic sclerosis (SSc). We compared these PAD values with normal values and between SSc subgroups with PH and/or interstitial lung disease (ILD). We investigated whether PAD predicts PH and whether lung densitometry, by using the 85th percentile density value (Perc85) as a measure for ILD, can predict PH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PAD and Perc85 were measured in axial CT scans and compared between 54 SSc and 76 control subjects...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548121/ebv-negative-aggressive-nk-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-a-clinical-and-pathological-study-from-a-single-institution
#2
Juehua Gao, Amir Behdad, Peng Ji, Kristy L Wolniak, Olga Frankfurt, Yi-Hua Chen
Aggressive natural killer (NK)-cell leukemia/lymphoma is a systemic NK-cell neoplasm that preferentially affects Asians with a fulminant clinical course and is almost always associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The data on EBV-negative aggressive NK-cell leukemia/lymphoma are limited. Here we report a series of three patients (two Caucasians, one African-American) with EBV-negative aggressive NK-cell leukemia/lymphoma from a single institution, including a case diagnosed on post-mortem examination. Similar to EBV-positive aggressive NK-cell leukemia/lymphoma, our patients presented with constitutional symptoms and hepatosplenomegaly, and followed a highly aggressive clinical course...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547206/glycemic-variability-in-type-1-diabetes-compared-with-degludec-and-glargine-on-the-morning-injection-an-open-label-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ryo Iga, Hiroshi Uchino, Ken Kanazawa, Shuki Usui, Masahiko Miyagi, Naoki Kumashiro, Hiroshi Yoshino, Yasuyo Ando, Takahisa Hirose
INTRODUCTION: Optimal adjustment of basal insulin to overcome hypoglycemia and glycemic variability (GV) depends on its duration of action and peak-less profile. Owing to the ability of long-acting basal insulin to avoid hypoglycemia, we titrated pre-meal glucose to normal fasting blood glucose, 80-110 mg/dL (4.5-6.1 mmol/L), and post-meal glucose to 80-140 mg/dL (4.5-7.8 mmol/L). The purpose of this study was to evaluate two basal insulin analogues degludec (IDeg) and glargine (IGlar), injected in the morning, for GV using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in type 1 diabetes (T1DM)...
May 25, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546218/adamts5-deficiency-in-calcified-aortic-valves-is-associated-with-elevated-pro-osteogenic-activity-in-valvular-interstitial-cells
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Fei Li, Rui Song, Lihua Ao, T Brett Reece, Joseph C Cleveland, Nianguo Dong, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
OBJECTIVE: Extracellular matrix proteinases are implicated in the pathogenesis of calcific aortic valve disease. The ADAMTS5 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs 5) enzyme is secreted, matrix-associated metalloendopeptidase, capable of degrading extracellular matrix proteins, particularly matrilin 2. We sought to determine the role of the ADAMTS5/matrilin 2 axis in mediating the phenotype transition of valvular interstitial cells (VICs) associated with calcific aortic valve disease...
May 25, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545716/connective-tissue-growth-factor-regulates-fibrosis-associated-renal-lymphangiogenesis
#5
Hiroshi Kinashi, Lucas L Falke, Tri Q Nguyen, Niels Bovenschen, Jan Aten, Andrew Leask, Yasuhiko Ito, Roel Goldschmeding
Lymphangiogenesis is correlated with the degree of renal interstitial fibrosis. Pro-fibrotic transforming growth factor β induces VEGF-C production, the main driver of lymphangiogenesis. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is an important determinant of fibrotic tissue remodeling, but its possible involvement in lymphangiogenesis has not been explored. We found prominent lymphangiogenesis during tubulointerstitial fibrosis to be associated with increased expression of CTGF and VEGF-C in human obstructed nephropathy as well as in diabetic kidney disease...
May 23, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545667/arctigenin-suppresses-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-in-a-rat-model-of-obstructive-nephropathy
#6
Ao Li, Xiaoxun Zhang, Mao Shu, Mingjun Wu, Jun Wang, Jingyao Zhang, Rui Wang, Peng Li, Yitao Wang
BACKGROUND: Renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) is commonly the final result of a variety of progressive injuries and leads to end-stage renal disease. There are few therapeutic agents currently available for retarding the development of renal TIF. PURPOSE: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the role of arctigenin (ATG), a lignan component derived from dried burdock (Arctium lappa L.) fruits, in protecting the kidney against injury by unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in rats...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545410/combined-proximal-tubulopathy-crystal-storing-histiocytosis-and-cast-nephropathy-in-a-patient-with-light-chain-multiple-myeloma
#7
Chung-Kuan Wu, An-Hang Yang, Hung-Chih Lai, Bing-Shi Lin
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of myeloma, a plasma dyscrasia, often results from the workup of unexplained renal disease. Persistent renal failure in myeloma is commonly caused by tubular nephropathy due to circulating immunoglobulins and free light chains. Myeloma cast nephropathy is characterized by crystalline precipitates of monoclonal light chains within distal tubules. Immunoglobulin crystallization rarely occurs intracellularly, within proximal tubular cells (light chain proximal tubulopathy) and interstitial histiocytes (crystal-storing histiocytosis)...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544856/recent-advances-in-connective-tissue-disease-related-interstitial-lung-disease
#8
Atsushi Suzuki, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Aryeh Fischer
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common manifestation of connective tissue disease (CTD). Although the majority of patients with CTD-ILD are stable or slowly progressive, a significant group exhibits a more severe and progressive decline. Interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF) describes the subset of patients with interstitial pneumonia who have features suggesting underlying autoimmunity, but whose features fall short of a clear diagnosis of CTD. Areas covered: In this focused review, we discuss recent advances in early detection, prognostic evaluation, and management of autoimmune forms of ILD...
May 25, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544460/portable-oxygen-concentrators-versus-oxygen-cylinder-during-walking-in-interstitial-lung-disease-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Yet H Khor, Christine F McDonald, Anita Hazard, Karen Symons, Glen Westall, Ian Glaspole, Nicole S L Goh, Anne E Holland
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ambulatory oxygen therapy is often provided to patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Lightweight portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) provide an alternative to traditional portable systems such as compressed oxygen cylinders; however, their efficacy in patients with ILD has not been assessed. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical performance of three ambulatory oxygen systems (two different POCs and a compressed oxygen cylinder) during 6-min walk tests (6MWTs) in patients with ILD and exertional desaturation...
May 23, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544189/year-in-review-2016-interstitial-lung-disease-pulmonary-vascular-disease-pulmonary-function-paediatric-lung-disease-cystic-fibrosis-and-sleep
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REVIEW
Adelle S Jee, Tamera J Corte, Stephen J Wort, Neil D Eves, Claire E Wainwright, Amanda Piper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 25, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544079/cough-is-less-common-and-less-severe-in-systemic-sclerosis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-compared-to-other-fibrotic-interstitial-lung-diseases
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Jasmine Z Cheng, Pearce G Wilcox, Ian Glaspole, Tamera J Corte, Darra Murphy, Cameron J Hague, Christopher J Ryerson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence and characteristics of cough in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD). METHODS: Cough severity was measured in consecutive patients with IPF (n = 77), HP (n = 32) and SSc-ILD (n = 67) using a 10-cm visual analogue scale (VAS). Dyspnoea and quality of life were measured using established questionnaires...
May 23, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543432/clinically-amyopathic-dermatomyositis-with-rapidly-progressive-interstitial-pneumonia-the-relation-between-the-disease-activity-and-the-serum-interleukin-6-level
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Hazuki Yasuda, Takaharu Ikeda, Yasuhito Hamaguchi, Fukumi Furukawa
A 67-year-old woman exhibited chilblain-like erythema on the bilateral auricles, erythema with hyperkeratosis on the sides of fingers and the bilateral elbows, and erythema on the extensor/flexor sides of the finger joints and the iliac regions. Fine crackles were audible on the dorsal side of the bilateral lower lung regions. We diagnosed clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis accompanied by rapidly progressive interstitial pneumonia. While we initiated immunosuppressive therapy, the respiratory failure showed no responses...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542177/mycophenolate-mofetil-for-scleroderma-related-interstitial-lung-disease-a-real-world-experience
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Misbah Baqir, Ashima Makol, Thomas G Osborn, Brian J Bartholmai, Jay H Ryu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) remains the number one cause of mortality in scleroderma (SSc). Our goal was to determine the effectiveness of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in treating SSc-ILD in a retrospective study. METHODS: A retrospective, computer-assisted search was performed to identify patients with SSc-ILD treated with MMF from 1997 through 2014. We used a novel software tool, Computer-Aided Lung Informatics for Pathology Evaluation and Rating (CALIPER), to quantify parenchymal lung abnormalities on high-resolution computed tomography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541474/postmarketing-surveillance-study-of-erlotinib-plus-gemcitabine-for-pancreatic-cancer-in-japan-polaris-final-analysis
#14
Junji Furuse, Akihiko Gemma, Wataru Ichikawa, Takuji Okusaka, Akihiro Seki, Tadashi Ishii
Objective: Erlotinib plus gemcitabine is approved in Japan for the treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer. The POLARIS surveillance study investigated safety (focusing on interstitial lung disease [ILD]) and efficacy of erlotinib plus gemcitabine in Japanese pancreatic cancer patients. Methods: Patients receiving erlotinib plus gemcitabine for pancreatic cancer in Japan between July 2011 and August 2012 were enrolled. ILD-like events were independently confirmed by a review committee...
May 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540584/-interstitial-cystitis-diagnosis-and-pharmacological-and-surgical-therapy
#15
A Gonsior, J Neuhaus, L C Horn, T Bschleipfer, J-U Stolzenburg
Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a chronic debilitating condition which generally has a severely negative impact on quality of life. An autoimmune genetic predisposition correlates with the theory of pathogenesis. Diagnosis requires history, diaries, physical examination, exclusion of other diseases, cystoscopy with or without hydrodistension and/or bladder biopsy. Novel biological markers are upcoming but not established. Behavioural, pharmacological oral and intravesical, interventional and surgical therapies with a wide range of reported success are available...
May 24, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538782/diffuse-cystic-lung-diseases-differential-diagnosis
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Bruno Guedes Baldi, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro Carvalho, Olívia Meira Dias, Edson Marchiori, Bruno Hochhegger
Diffuse cystic lung diseases are characterized by cysts in more than one lung lobe, the cysts originating from various mechanisms, including the expansion of the distal airspaces due to airway obstruction, necrosis of the airway walls, and parenchymal destruction. The progression of these diseases is variable. One essential tool in the evaluation of these diseases is HRCT, because it improves the characterization of pulmonary cysts (including their distribution, size, and length) and the evaluation of the regularity of the cyst wall, as well as the identification of associated pulmonary and extrapulmonary lesions...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538253/immune-myopathy-with-perimysial-pathology-associated-with-interstitial-lung-disease-and-anti-ej-antibodies
#17
Patrick M Kwon, Lan Zhou, Rajeev Motiwala, Leslie D Kerr, Susan C Shin
OBJECTIVES: We report a case of immune myopathy with perimysial pathology associated with anti-glycyl-transfer RNA synthetase (anti-EJ) antibody and an excellent treatment response. METHODS: Chart review. RESULTS: A 36-year-old woman presented with 3 months of fatigue, weight loss, progressive weakness in a scapuloperoneal distribution, and dysphagia. Nerve conduction studies, electromyography, and ultrasound suggested an irritable myopathy...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536935/-rituximab-for-the-treatment-of-poly-and-dermatomyositis-results-from-the-graid-2-registry
#18
C Fiehn, L Unger, H Schulze-Koops, F Proft, J C Henes, A Jacobi, T Dörner
INTRODUCTION: In the treatment of poly- and dermatomyositis, only a limited number of treatment modalities are established. OBJECTIVE: The goal of the GRAID-2 registry was to study off-label use of biologic drugs for this indication in Germany. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Analysis of the data of the GRAID-2 registry for poly- and dermatomyositis. RESULTS: In 22 of the 23 patients in the GRAID-2 registry, rituximab (RIX) was administered, while 1 patient was given tocilizumab as off-label therapy...
May 23, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536843/human-interstitial-cellular-model-in-therapeutics-of-heart-valve-calcification
#19
REVIEW
Caimei He, Hai Tang, Zijian Mei, Nichujie Li, Zhi Zeng, Kwame Oteng Darko, Yulong Yin, Chien-An Andy Hu, Xiaoping Yang
Calcific aortic valve disease is a common, severe heart condition that is currently with no proven, effective drug treatment and requires a surgical valve replacement or an entire heart explanation. Thus, developing novel, targeted therapeutic approaches becomes a major goal for cardiovascular disease research. To achieve this goal, isolated heart valve interstitial cells could be an advanced model to explore molecular mechanisms and measure drug efficacy. Based on this progress, molecular mechanisms that harbor components of  inflammation and fibrosis coupled with proteins, for example, BMP-2, TLRs, RANKL, Osteoprotegerin, have been proposed...
May 23, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536739/histological-diagnoses-of-military-personnel-undergoing-lung-biopsy-after-deployment-to-southwest-asia
#20
Cristian S Madar, Michael R Lewin-Smith, Teri J Franks, Russell A Harley, John S Klaric, Michael J Morris
INTRODUCTION: The current understanding of associations between lung disease and military deployment to Southwest Asia, including Iraq and Afghanistan, is both controversial and limited. We sought to clarify the relation between military deployment and biopsy-proven lung disease. METHODS: Retrospective data were analyzed for military personnel with non-neoplastic lung biopsies evaluated at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology or Joint Pathology Center (January 2005 to December 2012)...
May 23, 2017: Lung
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