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Authors: Bawazier LA Abstract Lupus nephritis (LN) is involvement of the kidney in patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and one of the most common target organ in SLE. The diagnosis of LN will significantly impact the clinical outcome and therapy of the patient. Therapy regiment of LN is divided into two stages, induction and maintenance treatment. The main objective of the induction therapy is to achieve complete or partial remission as soon as possible since it is correlated with better prognosis and fewer relapse incidence. In the maintenance stage, the main aim of the therapy is to maintain the remis...
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Available evidence showed that curcumin has the potential to induce and maintain remission in UC patients with no serious side effects. However, further studies with larger sample size are needed to recommend it as adjuvant therapy of ulcerative colitis. PMID: 29348389 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
AbstractThe effects of intra-articular methotrexate (I/A MTX) in knee synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis have been previously evaluated. I/A MTX has not been studied in other joints. Ultrasonography (US) has been little studied in monitoring the effect of I/A MTX. The aim of the study is to test the efficacy of I/A MTX in suppression of persistent synovitis in medium-sized joints (ankle, wrist, and elbow) in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Patients were divided into two groups: group 1 (methotrexate group): 56 patients in which 84 joints (32 ankles, 28 wrists, and 24 elbows) were injected intra-articularly by 10  mg of ...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusions No differences in the short-term outcomes were found between lidocaine and corticosteroid injection in a small sample of people with tennis elbow with mean duration of 3.8 mos.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
We report two cases of oral lichenoid reaction showing multiple ulcers associated with nivolumab treatment. Both patients presented with multiple ulcers covered with fibrinous plaque over the entire oral mucosa, lips and tongue. Histopathological examination of ulceration showed epithelial necrosis and subepidermal clefts with dense band‐like layers of lymphohistiocytic infiltrate within the upper dermis. Nivolumab was interrupted in both cases. Case 1 responded well to topical corticosteroids. Case 2 required oral corticosteroids, however, nivolumab could be restarted without recurrence of oral ulcers. We provide a comp...
Source: The Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Concise Communication Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT01634113), and is completed. Findings Between July 26, 2012, and Dec 4, 2014, 102 children were randomly assigned to the three treatment groups (36 to receive tiotropium 2·5 μg, 32 to receive tiotropium 5 μg, and 34 to receive placebo). 101 children completed the study and were included in the analyses. The changes in adjusted weekly mean combined daytime asthma symptom scores between baseline and week 12 were not significantly different between any of the groups. The adjusted mean difference between the tiotropium 2·5 μg group and placebo group wa...
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractDiagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory chronic diseases (IMIDs) can be challenged as diagnostic test reliability could be impaired by immunosuppression. We retrospectively analyzed the Quantiferon Gold-Test in-Tube (QFT-G-IT) results of all patients with IMIDs seen at the Department of Internal Medicine of Son Ll àtzer Hospital, Palma de Mallorca (Spain), looking for the factors related to QFT-G-IT indeterminate results. During the study period (2008–2015), 520 patients met the inclusion criteria. Factors associated with indeterminate QFT-G-IT results i...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long-acting β-agonists (LABA) are frequently used in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Combination treatment with ICS/LABA improves lung function and quality of life, and reduces exacerbation frequency compared to treatment with either ICS or LABA alone. Although it is presumed that continued cigarette smoking impairs acute responses to these medications in patients with COPD, there is little direct evidence to support this view. Studies of ICS use in asthma have shown less short-term improvement in lung function and reduced anti-inflammatory effects in activ...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: COPD and smoking Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research
AbstractLupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by remissions and exacerbations. Accumulated evidence indicated that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are upregulated in inflammatory cells of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE); however, the activity levels of these proteases have remained uncharacterized. To elucidate the significance of MMP-2, MMP-9, and TIMP-1 in CLE pathogenesis, gelatin zymography was used to investigate pro and active levels of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in lesional and perilesional skin biopsies obtained from twenty-two CLE patients. TIMP-1 protein levels were detected by ELISA in the ...
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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