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We report efficacy and safety data on ixekizumab, a high-affinity monoclonal antibody that selectively targets interleukin-17A (IL-17A), in patients with radiographic axial spondyloarthritis who have not previously been treated with bDMARDs.MethodsIn this phase 3, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled superiority study of ixekizumab, adult patients with inadequate response or intolerance to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, an established diagnosis of radiographic axial spondyloarthritis, radiographic sacroiliitis centrally defined by modified New York criteria, and at least one spondyloarthritis feature accord...
ConclusionEvery anesthesiologist should be able to use the intraoperative echocardiography as an effective tool in order to establish the appropriate measures to promote the survival of patients suffering severe trauma.ResumoJustificativa e objetivosO atendimento rápido e eficaz do paciente traumatizado é necessário. O objetivo deste relato de caso foi destacar a importância do ecocardiograma intraoperatório como uma ferramenta útil em pacientes que sofrem de instabilidade hemodinâmica refratária sem explicação aparente.Relato de casoUma mulher de 41 anos ...
CONCLUSIONS:: The incidence rate of BMC per MRI was 6.4% in this study. NCs, including the retromolar canal, had an incidence rate of 58.4-97.6%. Further, BMCs were not verified by PR or CT, indicating that MRI should be used to assess BMCs. PMID: 30346803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS:: RF prevalence was high and mainly included mixed lytic-sclerotic areas, osteolysis, osteosclerosis, cortical bone erosion, persisting alveolar socket, PDL-widening, IAC-involvement. Due to the very low level of evidence (GRADE) caution should be exercised when considering these findings. PMID: 30346802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION:: Although, US FDA regulations allow a maximum beam size of 38.5 cm2 on the patient skin, this study suggests that the use of rectangular collimators provide clinically relevant dose reduction for patients, even when using smaller round collimation, hence the use of rectangular collimation for all intraoral radiographic procedures is highly recommended. PMID: 30346798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractTo validate a Spanish language translation of the ASAS Heath-Index (ASAS-HI) testing, its reliability, construct validity, and responsiveness in Colombian patients with spondyloarthritis. Translation was done following a forward-backward procedure. Patients fulfilling the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis international Society (ASAS) criteria for either axial or peripheral spondyloarthritis (SpA) participated. Test-retest reliability was assessed by intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) in patients without treatment changes. In patients who required a therapeutic intervention, responsiveness was assessed using th...
This study included 50 PsA patients and 50 healthy controls with mean ages of 45.02 (SD 12.81) and 45.12 (SD 10.56), respectively. Demographic data of both groups were similar. Concerning the b alance tests, there were significant differences (p
ConclusionsIPLNs show typical high-resolution computed tomography findings that reflect their histopathological characteristics. Such findings help identify IPLNs prior to surgery. Specifically, enlargement and APV may differentiate IPLNs from malignant SCPNs. However, atypical cases are also possible, and radiological findings are not specific for differentiating IPLNs from malignant lesions. Thus, clinicians should consider surgical exploration when diagnosing SCPNs.
AbstractIatrogenic injuries to the upper gastrointestinal tract in neonates are rare but may lead to significant morbidity and mortality if undiagnosed. The clinical presentation of such injuries is usually nonspecific and symptoms may be overlooked, particularly in sick preterm neonates. Therefore, it is important to recognize the findings on plain chest radiographs obtained regularly in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) on intubated patients. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to describe the imaging findings of various iatrogenic injuries to the pharynx and esophagus in the neonatal period in a cohort of seven cases.
ConclusionImaging findings that predicted the need for surgery were intestinal obstruction, ascites, volvulus and pneumoperitoneum. Neonates with meconium pseudocysts did not require surgery if they were not associated with the described findings. The findings in our patients also indicate that those with diffuse peritoneal calcification as an isolated finding can be successfully treated non-operatively.