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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...
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]
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.
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]
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
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CONCLUSION: Sweet's syndrome is a rare adverse effect of G-CSF. PMID: 30551891 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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.
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...