Hepatitis C virus infection among patients admitted to a rheumatology ward in northern Cyprus

Conclusions Although rheumatic diseases are noted at a high rate in north Cyprus, there is no associated HCV infection.
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

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Source: Patient Preference and Adherence - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Patient Preference and Adherence Source Type: research
This article reviews and discusses the previous studies on CCL20 roles in cancers from the aspects of its specific effects on various cancers, its remodeling on tumor microenvironment (TME), its synergistic effects with other cytokines in tumor microenvironment, and the specific mechanisms of CCL20 signal activation, illustrating CCL20 signaling in TME from multiple directions. PMID: 32060846 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
AbstractThis guideline aims to describe the complement system and the functions of the constituent pathways, with  particular focus on primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) and their diagnosis and management. The complement system is a crucial part of the innate immune system, with multiple membrane-bound and soluble components. There are three distinct enzymatic cascade pathways within the complement system, the classical, alternative and lectin pathways, which converge with the cleavage of central C3. Complement deficiencies account for ~5% of PIDs. The clinical consequences of inherited defects in the complement system...
Source: Journal of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Soares Albuquerque Indiara Penido Tayrine Araujo Santos Ana Paula Dinis Ano Bom Andrea Marques Vieira da Silva Camilla Bayma Fernandes Carlos Eduardo Calzavara Erna Geessien Kroon Olindo Assis Martins-Filho Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho Betânia Paiva Drumond One patient presented hyporexia, asthenia, adynamia, and jaundice two months after acute yellow fever (YF) onset; plus laboratory tests indicating hepatic cytolysis and a rebound of alanine and aspartate transaminases, and total and direct bilirubin levels. Laboratory tests discarded autoimmune hepatitis, inflammatory or metabolic liver ...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: ADL/GLM is a useful therapeutic option in refractory cases of HLA-B-27-associated uveitis, especially in patients with associated systemic manifestations. PMID: 32058826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research
PADDY MCGUINNESS always appears the picture of health on television, most recently appearing on BBC's Top Gear. But just two years ago, the star was diagnosed with a common but often debilitating condition - arthritis.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Caso F, Navarini L, Ruscitti P, Chimenti MS, Girolimetto N, Del Puente A, Giacomelli R, Scarpa R, Costa L Abstract Introduction: In recent years, different studies regarding psoriatic arthritis (PsA) have shown the pathogenetic role of dysfunction of signaling pathways involving the phosphodiesterase-4 enzyme and transcription factors or enzymes belonging to the kinase (JAK)-signal family pathway. These also represent the target of several drugs known as targeted synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (tsDMARDs).Areas covered: The authors performed a systematic literature search using th...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
Taxi driver with diabetes and hepatitis B is fifth fatality outside mainland ChinaA taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains.The health minister, Chen Shih-chung, said during a news conference on Sunday that the deceased was a 61-year-old man who had diabetes and hepatitis B. Taiwan has to date reported 20 confirmed cases.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Taiwan China Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Asia Pacific Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Beyond methicillin resistance, we did not find phenotypic or genotypic factors associated with the poor outcome of S. aureus native arthritis. CC5 was the major CC, showing the higher genetic variability of MSSA versus MRSA. PMID: 32057526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
Authors: Canup BSB, Song H, Laroui H Abstract CD98 is a multifunctional glycoprotein that is involved in various biological processes such as amino acid transport, cell adhesion, diffusion, adhesion, and proliferation. The role of CD98 in liver disease has not thoroughly been examined and is limited reports in the literature. Among these reports, direct association for CD98 in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been reported. Our lab has reported that targeting CD98 in high fat diet mice reduced steatosis and inflammation in NAFLD. Other reports associate CD98 in HCC du...
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
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