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Publication date: 1 March 2019Source: Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 207Author(s): Dipankar Das, Hana Cho, Nahye Kim, Thi Thu Hien Pham, In Gul Kim, Eun-Jae Chung, Insup NohAbstractHere, we report synthesis of a terpolymeric covalently crosslinked hydrogel of hyaluronate (HA) as biomaterial with elasticity, mechanical properties and cell interactions via conventional free radical polymerization technique. To provide elasticity and mechanical properties, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate (HEA) was grafted in HA, while to tune cellular interactions, gelatin methacryloyl (GM) was used as crosslinker. The composition and probable structu...
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Despite commonly voiced concerns, in this large series of over 2,500 patients, including 113 patients with a prior history of ICA undergoing contrast urography, only one patient was found to have a potential ALR event following PCNL. No patients undergoing a retrograde contrast urography with prior, documented ICA had a NIVC ALR event despite a low rate of pretreatment with corticosteroid or antihistamine. PMID: 30553286 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Can J Urol Source Type: research
ConclusionIn Medicare patients with MS, DMT use was associated with higher HCCs but lower HCRU, indicative of better health outcomes; however, low DMT switching rates may be an indicator of possible clinical inertia.FundingSanofi.Plain Language SummaryPlain language summary available for this article.
Source: Neurology and Therapy - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: One-third of patients with refractory anti-HMGCR had improved strength or other evidence of improved disease activity following RTX treatment. PMID: 30554155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Conclusions: The short-term steroid regimen may represent an effective treatment option that ensures lower steroid exposure when treating adult steroid-sensitive MCD patients.Am J Nephrol 2019;49:54 –63
Source: American Journal of Nephrology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Am J Nephrol 2019;49:52 –53
Source: American Journal of Nephrology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Sweet's syndrome is a rare adverse effect of G-CSF. PMID: 30551891 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
Conclusion: Temporal artery biopsy is still the gold standard diagnostic test. The variables with the highest predictive value are the increase in ESR levels, and clinical symptoms (visual disturbances and new-onset headache). The time between diagnostic suspicion and biopsy is crucial, in order to confirm the diagnosis and, initiate, adjust or suspend corticosteroid treatment, and prevent irreversible complications.
Source: Revista Espanola de Cirugia Oral y Maxilofacial - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
AbstractAvascular necrosis (AVN), also known as osteonecrosis, is characterized by death of the osteocytes due to inadequate blood supply caused by various mechanisms. The hip is the most common affected joint followed by knee. Incidence of AVN in rheumatic diseases is variable and high corticosteroid (CS) therapy is a known major risk factor for development of AVN. Data on the AVN in Beh çet disease (BD) are limited. The purpose of this study is to examine the clinical and treatment characteristics of BD patients with diagnosis of AVN. Retrospective medical records of 337 BD patients were reviewed. Nine BD patients...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: endocrinology hospital medicine Source Type: blogs
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