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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428030/complement-inhibition-with-eculizumab-for-thrombotic-microangiopathy-rescues-a-living-donor-kidney-transplant-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome
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Praveen Ramakrishnan Geethakumari, Patrick Mille, Rakesh Gulati, Srikanth Nagalla
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an enigmatic heterogeneous disorder despite several revelations in its pathobiology. Renal transplantation in patients with APS has been notoriously difficult due to the high risk of development of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), which is often refractory to conventional treatment modalities such as aggressive anticoagulation and plasmapheresis. We describe a case of a 58-year-old male with secondary APS undergoing living unrelated renal transplantation for end-stage renal disease from lupus nephritis...
March 10, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420079/how-hyperarousal-and-sleep-reactivity-are-represented-in-different-adult-age-groups-results-from-a-large-cohort-study-on-insomnia
#2
Ellemarije Altena, Ivy Y Chen, Yannick Daviaux, Hans Ivers, Pierre Philip, Charles M Morin
Hyperarousal is a 24-h state of elevated cognitive and physiological activation, and is a core feature of insomnia. The extent to which sleep quality is affected by stressful events-so-called sleep reactivity-is a vulnerability factor for developing insomnia. Given the increasing prevalence of insomnia with age, we aimed to investigate how hyperarousal and sleep reactivity were related to insomnia severity in different adult age groups. Data were derived from a large cohort study investigating the natural history of insomnia in a population-based sample (n = 1693)...
April 14, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413271/assist-patient-satisfaction-survey-in-postoperative-pain-management-from-indian-subcontinent
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Balavenkata Subramanian, Naman Shastri, Lutful Aziz, Ramachandran Gopinath, Anil Karlekar, Yatin Mehta, Anand Sharma, Jitendra Suhas Bapat, Pradeep Jain, Aveek Jayant, Tanvir Samra, Ajantha Perera, Anil Agarwal, Vijay Shetty, Sushma Bhatnagar, Sunil T Pandya, Paramanand Jain
INTRODUCTION: To compare pain scores at rest and ambulation and to assess patient satisfaction between the different modalities of pain management at different time points after surgery. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The ASSIST (Patient Satisfaction Survey: Pain Management) was an investigator-initiated, prospective, multicenter survey conducted among 1046 postoperative patients from India. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pain scores, patient's and caregiver's satisfaction toward postoperative pain treatment, and overall pain management at the hospital were captured at three different time points through a specially designed questionnaire...
January 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401195/live-birth-pregnancy-outcome-after-first-in-vitro-fertilization-treatment-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-isolated-high-positive-iga-anti-%C3%AE-2glycoprotein-i-antibodies-a-case-report
#4
Hristina Andreeva, Marit Seip, Stanislava Koycheva
IgA anti-β2glycoprotein I antibodies (IgA-anti-β2GPI) seems to be the most prevalent isotype in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) with a significant association to thrombotic events. Both SLE and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) can be associated with implantation failure, fetal loss and obstetric complications. Recent reports highlight the clinical value of IgA-anti-β2GPI determination in supporting in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and IVF pregnancy outcomes. We report a 36-year-old female diagnosed with SLE, endometriosis and unexplained infertility...
January 2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395722/-inhibitory-effect-and-the-mechanism-of-astragalus-polysaccharide-combined-with-cisplatin-on-growth-of-inplanted-lewis-lung-carcinoma-in-mice
#5
Mengjie Zhuang, Dan Liu, Yanwen Chen, Haixia Ming, Yang Li
Objective To observe the effect of Astragalus polysaccharides (APS) combined with cisplatin (DDP) on the expressions of cytochrome C (CytC) and high temperature required serine protease A2 (Omi/HtrA2) in the mice with Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) transplantated tumors. Methods Ninty C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into normal control group, model group, and (50, 100, 200) μg/mL APS groups, 6 mg/kg DDP group, 3 mg/kg DDP combined with (50, 100, 200) μg/mL APS groups. Each group included 10 mice. Except the mice in the normal group, the rest mice were inoculated subcutaneously with LLC cells (1×10(7) mL) at the right fore axillary fossa to establish tumor-bearing mouse models...
April 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394226/stroke-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-antiphospholipid-syndrome-risk-factors-clinical-manifestations-neuroimaging-and-treatment
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L C D de Amorim, F M Maia, C E M Rodrigues
Neurologic disorders are among the most common and important clinical manifestations associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), mainly those that affect the central nervous system (CNS). Risk of cerebrovascular events in both conditions is increased, and stroke represents one of the most severe complications, with an incidence rate between 3% and 20%, especially in the first five years of diagnosis. This article updates the data regarding the risk factors, clinical manifestations, neuroimaging, and treatment of stroke in SLE and APS...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385357/the-adjusted-global-antiphospholipid-syndrome-score-agapss-for-risk-stratification-in-young-aps-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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M Radin, K Schreiber, P Costanzo, I Cecchi, D Roccatello, S Baldovino, M Bazzan, M J Cuadrado, S Sciascia
BACKGROUND: Young adults with acute myocardial infarction are a critical group to examine for the purpose of risk factor stratification and modification. In this study we aimed to assess the clinical utility of the adjusted Global AntiphosPholipid Syndrome Score (aGAPSS) for the risk stratification of acute myocardial infarction in a cohort of young patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). METHODS: The analysis included 83 consecutive APS patients (≤50years old) who presented with arterial or venous thromboembolic events...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384513/psychological-treatments-for-mental-disorders-in-adults-a-review-of-the-evidence-of-leading-international-organizations
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REVIEW
Juan Antonio Moriana, Mario Gálvez-Lara, Jorge Corpas
Most mental health services throughout the world currently regard evidence-based psychological treatments as best practice for the treatment of mental disorders. The aim of this study was to analyze evidence-based treatments drawn from RCTs, reviews, meta-analyses, guides, and lists provided by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA), Cochrane and the Australian Psychological Society (APS) in relation to mental disorders in adults...
March 29, 2017: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377712/pgc-1%C3%AE-or-fndc5-is-involved-in-modulating-the-effects-of-a%C3%AE-1-42-oligomers-on-suppressing-the-expression-of-bdnf-a-beneficial-factor-for-inhibiting-neuronal-apoptosis-a%C3%AE-deposition-and-cognitive-decline-of-app-ps1-tg-mice
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De-Yu Xia, Xin Huang, Chong-Feng Bi, Lin-Ling Mao, Li-Jun Peng, Hai-Rong Qian
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is generally defined as the aberrant production of β-amyloid protein (Aβ) and hyperphosphorylated tau protein, which are deposited in β-amyloid plaques (APs) and neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), respectively. Decreased levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) have been detected in patients with AD compared to control subjects. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms driving the downregulation of the BDNF remain unknown. Therefore, we explored the mechanisms underlying the regulation of BDNF in the neurons of APP/PS1 transgenic (Tg) mice, an AD experimental model...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376924/period-doubling-cascades-of-limit-cycles-in-cardiac-action-potential-models-as-precursors-to-chaotic-early-afterdepolarizations
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Philipp Kügler, M A K Bulelzai, André H Erhardt
BACKGROUND: Early afterdepolarizations (EADs) are pathological voltage oscillations during the repolarization phase of cardiac action potentials (APs). EADs are caused by drugs, oxidative stress or ion channel disease, and they are considered as potential precursors to cardiac arrhythmias in recent attempts to redefine the cardiac drug safety paradigm. The irregular behaviour of EADs observed in experiments has been previously attributed to chaotic EAD dynamics under periodic pacing, made possible by a homoclinic bifurcation in the fast subsystem of the deterministic AP system of differential equations...
April 4, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361438/drug-utilization-of-japanese-patients-diagnosed-with-schizophrenia-an-administrative-database-analysis
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Stephane Cheung, Yukinobu Hamuro, Jörg Mahlich, Takanobu Nakahara, Rosarin Sruamsiri, Sunny Tsukazawa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patient characteristics require consideration for optimal treatment in order to achieve clinical remission for an improved quality of life and social functioning. Prior evidence supports long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs) in the relapse prevention of schizophrenia. This study aimed to characterize Japanese patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and to compare the outcomes of LAIs and oral antipsychotics (AP) in re-hospitalization or emergency room visit rates...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361335/endosomal-redox-signaling-in-the-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Karl J Lackner, Davit Manukyan, Nadine Müller-Calleja
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: It is well established that the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is caused by antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). While several underlying mechanisms have been described in the past, many open questions remain. Here, we will review data on endosomal signaling and, in particular, redox signaling in APS. RECENT FINDINGS: Endosomal redox signaling has been implicated in several cellular processes including signaling of proinflammatory cytokines. We have shown that certain aPL can activate endosomal NADPH-oxidase (NOX) in several cell types followed by induction of proinflammatory and procoagulant cellular responses in vitro...
April 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355988/direct-oral-anticoagulants-an-alternative-treatment-for-thrombotic-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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A S Resseguier, B Pereira, V Rieu, G Le Guenno, V Grobost, M Ruivard
Background Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) demonstrate a lower risk-benefit ratio than vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for secondary thromboprophylaxis of thrombotic events. But there are no data on the efficacy of DOACs for the prevention of thrombotic recurrence in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of DOACs to prevent recurrences of thrombotic events in patients with APS. Methods This was a single-center pilot, using a multi-step Fleming design. If seven or fewer patients presented treatment failure with rivaroxaban, the study could conclude efficacy...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355985/cessation-of-oral-anticoagulants-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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C Comarmond, P Jego, C Veyssier-Belot, I Marie, A Mekinian, A Elmaleh-Sachs, G Leroux, D Saadoun, E Oziol, T Fraisse, H Hyvernat, M-F Thiercein-Legrand, F Sarrot-Reynauld, N Ferreira-Maldent, M de Menthon, C Goujard, D Khau, Y Nguen, S Monnier, A Michon, B Castel, O Decaux, J-C Piette, P Cacoub
Objective To study the outcome of patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) after oral anticoagulant treatment cessation. Methods We performed a retrospective study of patients with APS experiencing cessation of oral anticoagulant and enrolled in a French multicentre observational cohort between January 2014 and January 2016. The main outcome was the occurrence of recurrent thrombotic event after oral anticoagulation cessation. Results Forty four APS patients interrupted oral anticoagulation. The median age was 43 (27-56) years...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352365/heart-failure-modulates-electropharmacological-characteristics-of-sinoatrial-nodes
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Shih-Lin Chang, Hui-Lun Chuang, Yao-Chang Chen, Yu-Hsun Kao, Yung-Kuo Lin, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Shih-Ann Chen, Yi-Jen Chen
The impact of heart failure (HF) on sinoatrial node (SAN) channel regulation and electropharmacological responses has remained elusive. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of HF on the electrical activity of SANs with and without pharmacological interventions. Action potentials (APs) were recorded in isolated SANs from normal rabbits (control) and those with HF (rapid ventricular pacing for 4 weeks) prior to and after administration of a funny current blocker (ivabradine; 0.1, 0.3, 3 or 10 µM), a calmodulin kinase II inhibitor (KN-93; 0...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350799/optimization-and-evaluation-of-astragalus-polysaccharide-injectable-thermoresponsive-in-situ-gels
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Zugong Yu, Fanxi Guo, Yangyang Guo, Zhenrui Zhang, Feng Wu, Xiaoqing Luo
The objective of this study was to develop an injectable in situ forming gel system based on Poloxamer for sustained release of Astragalus polysaccharide (APS), thus achieved once or twice administration instead of frequent dosing during long-term treatment. The optimal formulation is 10 g APS, 18 g poloxamer 407, 2 g poloxamer 188, 0.15 g CMC-Na, 0.85 g sodium chloride in 100 ml gel in situ which had a preferable sol-gel transition temperature(T sol-gel) (34.1 ± 0.4°C), and good stability. In vitro release studies, all formulations containing polymer additives had prolonged release time and decreased initial burst to some extent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339096/pathogenesis-and-management-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#17
REVIEW
Deepa R J Arachchillage, Mike Laffan
Antiphospholipid antibodies are a heterogeneous group of autoantibodies that have clear associations with thrombosis and pregnancy morbidity, and which together constitute the 'antiphospholipid syndrome' (APS). However, the pathophysiology of these complications is not well understood and their heterogeneity suggests that more than one pathogenic process may be involved. Diagnosis remains a combination of laboratory analysis and clinical observation but there have been significant advances in identifying specific pathogenic features, such as domain I-specific anti-β2-glycoprotein-I antibodies...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335032/allele-specific-ablation-rescues-electrophysiological-abnormalities-in-a-human-ips-cell-model-of-long-qt-syndrome-with-a-calm2-mutation
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Yuta Yamamoto, Takeru Makiyama, Takeshi Harita, Kenichi Sasaki, Yimin Wuriyanghai, Mamoru Hayano, Suguru Nishiuchi, Hirohiko Kohjitani, Sayako Hirose, Jiarong Chen, Fumika Yokoi, Taisuke Ishikawa, Seiko Ohno, Kazuhisa Chonabayashi, Hideki Motomura, Yoshinori Yoshida, Minoru Horie, Naomasa Makita, Takeshi Kimura
Background: Calmodulin is a ubiquitous Ca 2+ sensor molecule encoded by three distinct calmodulin genes, CALM1-3 . Recently, mutations in CALM1-3 have been reported to be associated with severe early-onset long-QT syndrome (LQTS). However, the underlying mechanism through which heterozygous calmodulin mutations lead to severe LQTS remains unknown, particularly in human cardiomyocytes. Objectives: We aimed to establish an LQTS disease model associated with a CALM2 mutation (LQT15) using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and to assess mutant allele-specific ablation by genome editing for the treatment of LQT15...
March 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326749/a-case-of-autoimmune-polyendocrine-syndrome-type-i-with-strong-positive-gad-antibody-titer-followed-up-with-glucose-tolerance-measured-by-oral-glucose-tolerance-test
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Rie Murakami, Toshihide Kawai, Shu Meguro, Matsuhiko Hayashi, Hiroshi Itoh
A 26-year-old Japanese woman presented with adrenal insufficiency, and treatment was started with cortisone and fludrocortisone in 1975. A few years later, she presented with hypoparathyroidism and was diagnosed with autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I (APS I), and treatment with calcium and alfacalcidol was started. She was found to have subacute thyroiditis and relative adrenal failure in 2006. Her condition remained stable under treatment with cortisone, fludrocortisone, levothyroxine, calcium lactate, precipitated calcium carbonate and alfacalcidol...
January 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321004/avj-514-trial%C3%A3-baseline-characteristics-and-30-day-outcomes-following-mitraclip-%C3%A2-treatment-in-a-japanese-cohort
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Kentaro Hayashida, Satoshi Yasuda, Takashi Matsumoto, Makoto Amaki, Shingo Mizuno, Tetsuya Tobaru, Kentaro Jujo, Tatsushi Ootomo, Junichi Yamaguchi, Keiichi Fukuda, Shigeru Saito, Elyse Foster, Atif Qasim, Ryohei Yozu, Morimasa Takayama
BACKGROUND: The MitraClip(®)system is a transcatheter-based therapeutic option for patients with chronic mitral regurgitation (MR) who are at high risk for surgery. A prospective, multicenter, single-arm study was initiated to confirm the transferability of this system to Japan.Methods and Results:Patients with symptomatic chronic moderate-to-severe (3+) or severe (4+) functional or degenerative MR with a Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) score ≥8%, or the presence of 1 predefined risk factor were enrolled...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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