keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Sustained Remission

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456353/the-utility-of-preoperative-acth-cortisol-ratio-for-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-cushing-s-disease
#1
Alev Selek, Berrin Cetinarslan, Zeynep Canturk, Ilhan Tarkun, Ozlem Zeynep Akyay, Burak Cabuk, Savas Ceylan
Purpose: Cushing's syndrome (CS) is a rare disease having diagnostic difficulties. Many diagnostic tests have been defined but none of these are diagnostic alone. Determination of the cause is another problem which sometimes requires more sophisticated and invasive procedures. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the utility of pretreatment plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)/cortisol ratios in patients with confirmed endogenous CS for the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of CS. Materials and Methods: This retrospective evaluation included 145 patients with the diagnosis of CS, 119 patients with Cushing's disease (CD), and 26 patients with ACTH-independent CS (AICS), in a university hospital...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455950/sex-differences-in-atrial-fibrillation
#2
REVIEW
Jason G Andrade, Marc W Deyell, Andrea Y K Lee, Laurent Macle
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a chronic progressive disease characterized by exacerbations and remissions. It remains the most common sustained arrhythmia seen in clinical practice, and represents a major burden to health care systems. Similar to other cardiovascular conditions, significant sex-specific differences have been observed in the epidemiology (lower rate of prevalence in women, women present at a later age), pathophysiology (sex-related differences in AF triggers and substrate), clinical presentation (women are more likely symptomatic, with relatively more severe symptoms), and natural history...
December 6, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453832/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-mild-zellweger-spectrum-disorder-up-to-17-years-follow-up
#3
Tanguy Demaret, Sharat Varma, Xavier Stephenne, Françoise Smets, Isabelle Scheers, Ronald Wanders, Lionel Van Maldergem, Raymond Reding, Etienne Sokal
Mild Zellweger spectrum disorder, also described as Infantile Refsum disease, is attributable to mutations in PEX genes. Its clinical course is characterized by progressive hearing and vision loss, and neurodevelopmental regression. Supportive management is currently considered the standard of care, as no treatment has shown clinical benefits. LT was shown to correct levels of circulating toxic metabolites, partly responsible for chronic neurological impairment. Of three patients having undergone LT for mild ZSD, one died after LT, while the other two displayed significant neurodevelopmental improvement on both the long-term (17 years post-LT) and short-term (9 months post-LT) follow-up...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453464/dietitian-led-lifestyle-modification-programme-for-obese-chinese-adolescents-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-randomized-controlled-study
#4
D F Y Chan, H K So, S C N Hui, R S M Chan, A M Li, M M Sea, W C W Chu, M Chan, J Woo, E A S Nelson
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children is increasing. This study evaluated the efficacy of a dietitian-led lifestyle modification programme (D-LMP) to reduce NAFLD in obese adolescents. METHODS: Subjects with intra-hepatic triglyceride content (IHTC) equal to or greater than 5% diagnosed by proton-magnetic resonance spectroscopy ( 1 H-MRS) were enroled and randomly assigned to either the D-LMP intervention or conventional paediatrician-led consultation (P-CON) group...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453278/molecular-signatures-of-circulating-melanoma-cells-for-monitoring-early-response-to-immune-checkpoint-therapy
#5
Xin Hong, Ryan J Sullivan, Mark Kalinich, Tanya Todorova Kwan, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, Shiwei Pan, Joseph A LiCausi, John D Milner, Linda T Nieman, Ben S Wittner, Uyen Ho, Tianqi Chen, Ravi Kapur, Donald P Lawrence, Keith T Flaherty, Lecia V Sequist, Sridhar Ramaswamy, David T Miyamoto, Michael Lawrence, Mehmet Toner, Kurt J Isselbacher, Shyamala Maheswaran, Daniel A Haber
A subset of patients with metastatic melanoma have sustained remissions following treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors. However, analyses of pretreatment tumor biopsies for markers predictive of response, including PD-1 ligand (PD-L1) expression and mutational burden, are insufficiently precise to guide treatment selection, and clinical radiographic evidence of response on therapy may be delayed, leading to some patients receiving potentially ineffective but toxic therapy. Here, we developed a molecular signature of melanoma circulating tumor cells (CTCs) to quantify early tumor response using blood-based monitoring...
February 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452300/therapeutic-strategy-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-who-have-achieved-remission
#6
Bruno Fautrel
Once remission or low disease activity (LDA) is attained in established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, attempting disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) tapering appears to be a viable option to avoid patient overtreatment. Potential benefits include reduction in the treatment burden and the risk of adverse events, although the latter has not been demonstrated convincingly.The feasibility of DMARD discontinuation has been tested in numerous studies or trials. All have revealed a high risk of relapse, ranging from 56% to 87% at one year...
February 13, 2018: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450636/comparing-the-efficacy-of-low-dose-vs-high-dose-cyclophosphamide-regimen-as-induction-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-proliferative-lupus-nephritis-a-single-center-study
#7
Sonal Mehra, Jignesh B Usdadiya, Vikramraj K Jain, Durga Prasanna Misra, Vir Singh Negi
Cyclophosphamide (CYC) has been the backbone immunosuppressive drug to achieve sustained remission in lupus nephritis (LN). The aim was to evaluate the efficacy and compare adverse effects of low and high dose intravenous CYC therapy in Indian patients with proliferative lupus nephritis. An open-label, parallel group, randomized controlled trial involving 75 patients with class III/IV LN was conducted after obtaining informed consent. The low dose group (n = 38) received 6 × 500 mg CYC fortnightly and high dose group (n = 37) received 6 × 750 mg/m 2 CYC four-weekly followed by azathioprine...
February 15, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440051/cold-forced-open-water-swimming-a-natural-intervention-to-improve-postoperative-pain-and-mobilisation-outcomes
#8
Tom B Mole, Pieter Mackeith
Postoperative neuropathic pain exacerbated by movement is poorly understood and difficult to treat but a relatively common complication of surgical procedures such as endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. Here, we describe a case of unexpected, immediate, complete and sustained remission of postoperative intercostal neuralgia after the patient engaged in an open-water swim in markedly cold conditions. Though an incidental chance association is possible, the clear temporal proximity linking the swim with pain remission makes a causal relationship possible...
February 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433844/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-activity-and-cognitive-functioning-in-patients-with-bipolar-i-disorder
#9
Klaus Munkholm, Kamilla Woznica Miskowiak, Anne Sophie Jacoby, Maj Vinberg, Leda Leme Talib, Wagner Farid Gattaz, Lars Vedel Kessing
Cognitive deficits are common in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) in remission and may be associated with glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) activity, which is inhibited by lithium. GSK-3 may be a relevant treatment target for interventions tailored at cognitive disturbances in BD but the relation between GSK-3 activity, cognition and lithium treatment is unknown. We therefore investigated the possible association between GSK-3 activity and cognition and whether lithium treatment moderates this association in patients with BD...
February 9, 2018: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426606/symptomatic-and-functional-recovery-from-major-depressive-disorder-in-the-ibadan-study-of-ageing
#10
Akin Ojagbemi, Taiwo Abiona, Zhehui Luo, Oye Gureje
OBJECTIVES: Very little is known about the association between symptomatic and functional recovery from late-life major depressive disorder (MDD) in sub-Saharan Africa. We investigated factors associated with sustained symptomatic remission (SR) from MDD and the 5-year trajectory of post-MDD physical functioning. DESIGN: 5-year prospective study with three follow-up waves in 2007, 2008, and 2009. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Household multistage probability sample of 2,149 Nigerians who were aged 65 years or older...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424911/administration-of-vitamin-d-and-high-dose-of-omega-3-to-sustain-remission-of-type-1-diabetes
#11
F Cadario, S Savastio, R Ricotti, A M Rizzo, D Carrera, L Maiuri, C Ricordi
Two cases of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in pediatric subjects treated with supplementation with high dose vitamin D and omega 3 are reported. A similar pattern of remission of the disease was observed, resulting in restoration and subsequent persistence of optimal metabolic control, one and two years after T1D onset. Minimal basal insulin administration (0.1 IU/kg/die) in a single evening injection was required. The immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties of the supplements were likely contributing to the observed effect...
January 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422798/association-of-endoscopic-and-histological-remission-with-clinical-course-in-patients-of-ulcerative-colitis
#12
Vikram Narang, Ravneet Kaur, Bhavna Garg, Ramit Mahajan, Vandana Midha, Neena Sood, Ajit Sood
Background/Aims: The therapeutic goal for treating ulcerative colitis (UC) patients has shifted to achieving mucosal healing over the past few years. However, at present, limited data is available on the correlation between endoscopic findings and histological remission in patients with endoscopic mucosal healing. Methods: This was a prospective observational study conducted over a period of 18 months (January 2014 to June 2015) at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India...
January 2018: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421981/standing-in-the-gap-to-formulate-a-novel-radioimmunotherapy-regime-to-improve-the-long-term-outcome-in-breast-cancer
#13
Ho Liam Pock, Teo Yi Wei Bryan, Tan Puay Hoon, Jabed Iqbal, Linn Yeh Ching, Goh Yeow Tee, Tan Kar Wai, Toh Han Chong, Ong Kong Wee, Yeoh Kheng Wei
AIM: The new radioimmunotherapeutic regime GAP15R aims to stimulate glucocorticoid-induced TNF-related protein (G) to overcome Treg suppression; add IFN-α (A) to promote inflammatory milieu; block PD1 (P) to disinhibit T effector cytotoxicity; add IL-15 (15) to enhance danger signals & T-cell expansion; and apply radiation (R) at critical time point to sustain localized inflammation. Patients & methods/materials & methods: This was tested in a murine 4T1 metastatic breast carcinoma model given GAP15R with regular monitoring of tumor volume and complications...
February 1, 2018: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413138/mitigating-the-effect-of-persistent-postnatal-depression-on-child-outcomes-through-an-intervention-to-treat-depression-and-improve-parenting-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#14
Alan Stein, Elena Netsi, Peter J Lawrence, Charlotte Granger, Claire Kempton, Michelle G Craske, Alecia Nickless, Jill Mollison, D Anne Stewart, Elizabeth Rapa, Valerie West, Gaia Scerif, Peter J Cooper, Lynne Murray
BACKGROUND: Maternal postnatal depression occurs following 10-15% of births and is associated with a range of negative child outcomes. Risks to children are particularly increased when postnatal depression is persistent. We aimed to examine whether a parenting video-feedback therapy (VFT) intervention versus a control treatment of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR), both added to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for persistent postnatal depression, would lead to improved child outcomes at age 2 years...
February 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403541/ivig-for-apparently-autoimmune-small-fiber-polyneuropathy-first-analysis-of-efficacy-and-safety
#15
Xiaolei Liu, Roi Treister, Magdalena Lang, Anne Louise Oaklander
Objectives: Small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN) has various underlying causes, including associations with systemic autoimmune conditions. We have proposed a new cause; small-fiber-targeting autoimmune diseases akin to Guillain-Barré and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). There are no treatment studies yet for this 'apparently autoimmune SFPN' (aaSFPN), but intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), first-line for Guillain-Barré and CIDP, is prescribed off-label for aaSFPN despite very high cost...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390113/long-term-outcomes-after-switching-to-ct-p13-in-pediatric-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-single-center-prospective-observational-study
#16
Ben Kang, Yoon Lee, Kiwuk Lee, Young Ok Choi, Yon Ho Choe
Background: The relatively high cost and patent expiry of infliximab, an anti-tumor necrosis factor monoclonal antibody used in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), has led to the development of biosimilar versions of the reference product (RP). This study investigated the long-term efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity of CT-P13 after switching from infliximab RP in pediatric-onset IBD patients. Methods: In this prospective observational study, patients with pediatric-onset IBD receiving maintenance infliximab RP were followed for 1 year after continuing infliximab RP (RP maintenance group) or switching to CT-P13 (CT-P13 switch group)...
January 30, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388086/long-term-disease-and-patient-reported-outcomes-of-a-continuous-treat-to-target-approach-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-daily-clinical-practice
#17
G A Versteeg, L M M Steunebrink, H E Vonkeman, P M Ten Klooster, A E van der Bijl, M A F J van de Laar
Patients in real life may differ from those in clinical trials. The aim of this study is to report 5-year outcomes of a continuous treat-to-target (T2T) approach in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in daily clinical practice. In the Dutch RhEumatoid Arthritis Monitoring cohort, all patients with a clinical diagnosis of RA were treated according to a protocolled T2T strategy, aimed at 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28) < 2.6. Outcomes were percentages of patients in distinct levels of disease activity, mean course of DAS28 and prevalence of sustained (drug-free) remission...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385961/national-estimates-of-recovery-remission-from-serious-mental-illness
#18
Mark S Salzer, Eugene Brusilovskiy, Greg Townley
OBJECTIVE: A broad range of estimates of recovery among previously institutionalized persons has been reported, but no current, community-based national estimate of recovery from serious mental illness exists. This study reports recovery rate results, based on a remission definition, and explores related demographic factors. METHODS: A national, geographically stratified, and random cross-sectional survey conducted from September 2014 to December 2015 resulted in responses from more than 41,000 individuals...
February 1, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384149/haematological-cancer-tgf%C3%AE-insensitive-t-cells-provide-sustained-remissions-in-hl
#19
Peter Sidaway
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2018: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350800/acquisition-remission-and-persistence-of-eczema-asthma-and-rhinitis-in-children
#20
Hongmei Zhang, Akhilesh Kaushal, Nelís Soto-Ramírez, Ali H Ziyab, Susan Ewart, John W Holloway, Wilfried Karmaus, Hasan Arshad
BACKGROUND: Allergic sensitization is associated with eczema, asthma, and rhinitis. However, it is unknown whether and how allergic sensitization is associated over time with acquisition, remission, and persistence of these diseases and their comorbidity. OBJECTIVE: To gain a better understanding of factors including allergic sensitization transitions that influence the temporal pattern of asthma, eczema, and rhinitis and their comorbidity during childhood. METHODS: In the Isle of Wight birth cohort information on allergic sensitization to common allergens was collected at ages 4, 10, and 18 years along with asthma, rhinitis, and eczema status determined by clinical diagnosis...
January 19, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
keyword
keyword
97220
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"