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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079590/2017-european-league-against-rheumatism-american-college-of-rheumatology-classification-criteria-for-adult-and-juvenile-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies-and-their-major-subgroups
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Ingrid E Lundberg, Anna Tjärnlund, Matteo Bottai, Victoria P Werth, Clarissa Pilkington, Marianne de Visser, Lars Alfredsson, Anthony A Amato, Richard J Barohn, Matthew H Liang, Jasvinder A Singh, Rohit Aggarwal, Snjolaug Arnardottir, Hector Chinoy, Robert G Cooper, Katalin Dankó, Mazen M Dimachkie, Brian M Feldman, Ignacio Garcia-De La Torre, Patrick Gordon, Taichi Hayashi, James D Katz, Hitoshi Kohsaka, Peter A Lachenbruch, Bianca A Lang, Yuhui Li, Chester V Oddis, Marzena Olesinska, Ann M Reed, Lidia Rutkowska-Sak, Helga Sanner, Albert Selva-O'Callaghan, Yeong-Wook Song, Jiri Vencovsky, Steven R Ytterberg, Frederick W Miller, Lisa G Rider
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate new classification criteria for adult and juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) and their major subgroups. METHODS: Candidate variables were assembled from published criteria and expert opinion using consensus methodology. Data were collected from 47 rheumatology, dermatology, neurology and paediatric clinics worldwide. Several statistical methods were used to derive the classification criteria. RESULTS: Based on data from 976 IIM patients (74% adults; 26% children) and 624 non-IIM patients with mimicking conditions (82% adults; 18% children), new criteria were derived...
October 27, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042750/current-perspective-on-rituximab-in-rheumatic-diseases
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Tommaso Schioppo, Francesca Ingegnoli
The steadily increasing knowledge regarding pathogenetic mechanisms in autoimmune rheumatic diseases has paved the way to different therapeutic approaches. In particular, the market entry of biologics has dramatically modified the natural history of rheumatic chronic inflammatory diseases with a meaningful impact on patients' quality of life. Among the wide spectrum of available biological treatments, rituximab (RTX), first used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, was later approved for rheumatoid arthritis and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated vasculitis...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045209/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
#3
Abhishek Maiti, Abhijeet Dhoble
A 61-year-old woman with hypertension and hypothyroidism presented to the emergency department with acute onset of severe chest pain. She reported multiple recent stressors, including the death of her dog. An electrocardiogram showed ST-segment elevation in the anterolateral leads. Emergency..
October 19, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832792/gout-will-the-king-of-diseases-be-the-first-rheumatic-disease-to-be-cured
#4
EDITORIAL
Jasvinder A Singh
Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis in adults in the Western world. Characterized by hyperuricemia and the effects of acute and chronic inflammation in joints and bursa, gout leads to an agonizing, chronically painful arthritis. Arthritis can also be accompanied by urate nephropathy and subcutaneous urate deposits (tophi). Exciting new developments in the last decade have brought back the focus on this interesting, crystal-induced chronic inflammatory condition. New insights include the role of NALP3 inflammasome-induced inflammation in acute gout, the characterization of diagnostic signs on ultrasound and dual-energy computed tomography imaging modalities, the recognition of target serum urate less than 6 mg/day as the goal for urate-lowering therapies, and evidence-based treatment guidelines...
November 11, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364357/treatment-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-dka-hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar-state-hhs-novel-advances-in-the-management-of-hyperglycemic-crises-uk-versus-usa
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Ketan K Dhatariya, Priyathama Vellanki
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) are diabetic emergencies that cause high morbidity and mortality. Their treatment differs in the UK and USA. This review delineates the differences in diagnosis and treatment between the two countries. RECENT FINDINGS: Large-scale studies to determine optimal management of DKA and HHS are lacking. The diagnosis of DKA is based on disease severity in the USA, which differs from the UK...
May 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864332/associations-of-fats-and-carbohydrate-intake-with-cardiovascular-disease-and-mortality-in-18-countries-from-five-continents-pure-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Mahshid Dehghan, Andrew Mente, Xiaohe Zhang, Sumathi Swaminathan, Wei Li, Viswanathan Mohan, Romaina Iqbal, Rajesh Kumar, Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen, Annika Rosengren, Leela Itty Amma, Alvaro Avezum, Jephat Chifamba, Rafael Diaz, Rasha Khatib, Scott Lear, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Xiaoyun Liu, Rajeev Gupta, Noushin Mohammadifard, Nan Gao, Aytekin Oguz, Anis Safura Ramli, Pamela Seron, Yi Sun, Andrzej Szuba, Lungiswa Tsolekile, Andreas Wielgosz, Rita Yusuf, Afzal Hussein Yusufali, Koon K Teo, Sumathy Rangarajan, Gilles Dagenais, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Shofiqul Islam, Sonia S Anand, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: The relationship between macronutrients and cardiovascular disease and mortality is controversial. Most available data are from European and North American populations where nutrition excess is more likely, so their applicability to other populations is unclear. METHODS: The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study is a large, epidemiological cohort study of individuals aged 35-70 years (enrolled between Jan 1, 2003, and March 31, 2013) in 18 countries with a median follow-up of 7·4 years (IQR 5·3-9·3)...
November 4, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25674933/saroglitazar-for-the-treatment-of-dyslipidemia-in-diabetic-patients
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REVIEW
Shashank R Joshi
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes and dyslipidemia are commonly associated modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Majority of patients with diabetes also suffer from dyslipidemia (diabetic dyslipidemia). Diabetic dyslipidemia is more atherogenic as it is commonly associated with high triglyceride (TG) levels, high proportion of small dense low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) level (atherogenic dyslipidemia). Currently used pharmacotherapies for the management of diabetes and dyslipidemia like thiazolidinediones (PPAR-γ agonist; for insulin resistance) and fibrates (PPAR-α agonist; for hypertriglyceridemia) have many limitations and side effects...
March 2015: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941935/renal-metabolic-and-cardiovascular-considerations-of-sglt2-inhibition
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Ralph A DeFronzo, Luke Norton, Muhammad Abdul-Ghani
The kidney has a pivotal role in maintaining glucose homeostasis by using glucose as a metabolic fuel, by producing glucose through gluconeogenesis, and by reabsorbing all filtered glucose through the sodium-glucose cotransporters SGLT1 and SGLT2 located in the proximal tubule. In patients with diabetes, the maximum glucose reabsorptive capacity (TmG) of the kidney, as well as the threshold for glucose spillage into the urine, are elevated, contributing to the pathogenesis of hyperglycaemia. By reducing the TmG and, more importantly, the threshold of glucosuria, SGLT2 inhibitors enhance glucose excretion, leading to a reduction in fasting and postprandial plasma glucose levels and improvements in both insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity...
January 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694410/corticosteroids-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-critical-view-of-the-evidence
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EDITORIAL
James D Chalmers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27039945/blood-pressure-and-cholesterol-lowering-in-persons-without-cardiovascular-disease
#10
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Salim Yusuf, Eva Lonn, Prem Pais, Jackie Bosch, Patricio López-Jaramillo, Jun Zhu, Denis Xavier, Alvaro Avezum, Lawrence A Leiter, Leopoldo S Piegas, Alexander Parkhomenko, Matyas Keltai, Katalin Keltai, Karen Sliwa, Irina Chazova, Ron J G Peters, Claes Held, Khalid Yusoff, Basil S Lewis, Petr Jansky, Kamlesh Khunti, William D Toff, Christopher M Reid, John Varigos, Jose L Accini, Robert McKelvie, Janice Pogue, Hyejung Jung, Lisheng Liu, Rafael Diaz, Antonio Dans, Gilles Dagenais
BACKGROUND: Elevated blood pressure and elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Lowering both should reduce the risk of cardiovascular events substantially. METHODS: In a trial with 2-by-2 factorial design, we randomly assigned 12,705 participants at intermediate risk who did not have cardiovascular disease to rosuvastatin (10 mg per day) or placebo and to candesartan (16 mg per day) plus hydrochlorothiazide (12...
May 26, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821390/update-on-lupus-nephritis
#11
Salem Almaani, Alexa Meara, Brad H Rovin
SLE is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the kidneys in about 50% of patients. Lupus nephritis is a major risk factor for overall morbidity and mortality in SLE, and despite potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive therapies still ends in CKD or ESRD for too many patients. This review highlights recent updates in our understanding of disease epidemiology, genetics, pathogenesis, and treatment in an effort to establish a framework for lupus nephritis management that is patient-specific and oriented toward maintaining long-term kidney function in patients with lupus...
May 8, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935813/society-for-endocrinology-endocrine-emergency-guidance-emergency-management-of-acute-adrenal-insufficiency-adrenal-crisis-in-adult-patients
#12
Wiebke Arlt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880878/neurocysticercosis-infection-and-disease-a-review
#13
REVIEW
Lucy B Gripper, Susan C Welburn
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic disease of the human central nervous system (CNS), a pleomorphic disease with a diverse array of clinical manifestations. The infection is pleomorphic and dependent on a complex range of interconnecting factors, including number and size of the cysticerci, their stage of development and localisation within the brain with resulting difficulties in accurate diagnosis and staging of the disease. This review examines the factors that contribute to the accurate assessment of NCC distribution and transmission that are critical to achieving robust disease burden calculations...
February 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853353/update-on-sepsis-associated-acute-kidney-injury-emerging-targeted-therapies
#14
REVIEW
James F Doyle, Lui G Forni
Sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (SA-AKI) is an independent predictor of increased mortality and morbidity. It is essential that further advances in the treatment of sepsis should prioritize targeted therapies in SA-AKI in order to improve these bleak outcomes. As yet, a unique therapy that effectively reduces the impact of acute kidney injury has not been demonstrated. However, the emergence of novel targeted therapies, perhaps in combination, has the possibility of significantly reducing the long-term sequelae of an episode of SA-AKI...
2016: Biologics: Targets & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664247/management-of-febrile-neutropaenia-esmo-clinical-practice-guidelines
#15
J Klastersky, J de Naurois, K Rolston, B Rapoport, G Maschmeyer, M Aapro, J Herrstedt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826957/development-of-new-therapies-for-severe-asthma
#16
REVIEW
Merritt L Fajt, Sally E Wenzel
Persistent asthma has long been treated with inhaled corticosteroids (CSs), as the mainstay of therapy. However, their efficacy in patients with more severe disease is limited, which led to the incorporation of poor response to ICSs (and thereby use of high doses of ICS) into recent definitions of severe asthma. Several studies have suggested that severe asthma might consist of several different phenotypes, each with ongoing symptoms and health care utilization, despite the use of high doses of ICS, usually in combination with a second or third controller...
January 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790273/clinical-practice-guideline-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#17
REVIEW
Young-Jae Cho, Jae Young Moon, Ein-Soon Shin, Je Hyeong Kim, Hoon Jung, So Young Park, Ho Cheol Kim, Yun Su Sim, Chin Kook Rhee, Jaemin Lim, Seok Jeong Lee, Won-Yeon Lee, Hyun Jeong Lee, Sang Hyun Kwak, Eun Kyeong Kang, Kyung Soo Chung, Won-Il Choi
There is no well-stated practical guideline for mechanically ventilated patients with or without acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We generate strong (1) and weak (2) grade of recommendations based on high (A), moderate (B) and low (C) grade in the quality of evidence. In patients with ARDS, we recommend low tidal volume ventilation (1A) and prone position if it is not contraindicated (1B) to reduce their mortality. However, we did not support high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (1B) and inhaled nitric oxide (1A) as a standard treatment...
October 2016: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798738/fluid-management-in-the-icu-has-the-tide-turned
#18
EDITORIAL
Peter Buhl Hjortrup, Anthony Delaney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26003055/the-new-world-of-the-urinary-microbiota-in-women
#19
Linda Brubaker, Alan J Wolfe
Emerging evidence challenges the long-held paradigm that the healthy bladder is sterile. These discoveries may provide new opportunities to address important women's health conditions, which include preterm labor and delivery, urinary tract infections, and common forms of urinary incontinence. Traditional tools for urinary bacterial assessment, which includes urinary dipsticks and standard urine cultures, have significant limitations that restrict the information that is available to clinicians. For example, the standard urine culture does not detect slow-growing bacteria that die in the presence of oxygen...
November 2015: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836915/cardiac-diagnostic-work-up-of-ischaemic-stroke
#20
REVIEW
Hayang Yang, Martina Nassif, Paul Khairy, Joris R de Groot, Yvo B W E M Roos, Robbert J de Winter, Barbara J M Mulder, Berto J Bouma
Cardioembolic sources account for 20-30% of ischaemic strokes and are important to identify considering their prognostic and therapeutic implications. During the past years, new developments have been made in the cardiac diagnostic evaluation and management of patients with ischaemic stroke, especially regarding strokes of unknown aetiology. These recent advances have had a major impact on our understanding of embolic strokes, their diagnostic work-up, and clinical management. Herein, we propose a cardiac diagnostic work-up scheme for patients with ischaemic stroke from definite cardioembolic sources and embolic strokes of undetermined source...
November 10, 2016: European Heart Journal
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