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(MedPage Today) -- Also, adding corticosteroid implant may not improve visual acuity
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Conditions:   Osteoarthritis, Knee;   Rheumatoid Arthritis;   Spondyloarthritis;   Psoriatic Arthritis Intervention:   Procedure: Intra-articular corticosteroid injection Sponsors:   St George's, University of London;   Wellcome Trust;   Rosetrees Trust Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Li J, Yang Y, Wan D, Peng Y, Zhang J Abstract Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases of lung. Current asthma therapy using inhaled corticosteroid often results in undesired treatment outcome due to poor compliance and drugs' lack of tissue specificity. N,N,N'-trimethyl-N'-(2-hydroxyl-3-methyl-5-123Iiodobenzyl)-1,3-propanediamine (HIPD), a phenolic propanediamine derivative, has been used as an imaging agent for localized pulmonary diseases. Inspired by this, N,N,N'-trimethyl-N'-(4-hydroxyl-benzyl)-1,3-propanediamine (TPD), a new HIPD analog, was proposed as a lung-targeting ligan...
Source: Drug Delivery - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Deliv Source Type: research
According to new research, knee OA patients reported greater pain relief from intra-articular corticosteroids, but naproxen was more effective at improving function...
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Conditions Osteoarthritis intra-articular corticosteroids knee Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) naproxen Pain Pain Management Source Type: research
Authors: Fujita Y, Fukui S, Ishida M, Endo Y, Tsuji S, Takatani A, Igawa T, Shimizu T, Umeda M, Sumiyoshi R, Nishino A, Koga T, Kawashiri SY, Iwamoto N, Ichinose K, Tamai M, Nakamura H, Origuchi T, Kawakami A Abstract A 70-year-old Japanese woman presented to our hospital with gait disturbance and cognitive dysfunction. Since she had arthritis, leukocytopenia, thrombocytopenia, hypocomplementemia, and anti-nuclear and anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies, she was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging revealed bilateral hyperintensities in the putamen. Based on her ...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Authors: Toko H, Tsuboi H, Umeda N, Honda F, Ohyama A, Takahashi H, Abe S, Yokosawa M, Asashima H, Hagiwara S, Hirota T, Kondo Y, Matsumoto I, Sumida T Abstract Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), dubbed acute lupus hemophagocytic syndrome (ALHS), is an intractable complication of SLE. A 24-year-old man who had been diagnosed with SLE three months previously, presented with fever, rash, hallucination, and pancytopenia accompanied with hyperferritinemia and bone marrow hemophagocytosis. He was diagnosed with ALHS and neuropsychiatric (NP)-SLE. Although 4 courses of methy...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Authors: Okayama M, Kanemitsu Y, Oguri T, Asano T, Fukuda S, Ohkubo H, Takemura M, Maeno K, Ito Y, Niimi A Abstract A 36-year old man was referred to our hospital due to isolated chronic cough that was refractory to anti-asthma medications, including inhaled corticosteroids/long-acting β2 agonists. Chest X-ray showed diffuse nodular and enhanced vascular shadows with Kerley lines in both lungs. A blood analysis showed elevated serum CEA and CA19-9 levels. A transbronchial biopsy revealed well to moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma, the origin of which was immunohistochemically suspected to be the gastroin...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Conclusions Intra-articular corticosteroid injection of betamethasone at the knee joint among patients with diabetes was associated with a significant increase in IR levels compared with baseline levels, 1 day following the injection. The mean percentage of increase in IR was higher than that for FBG levels.
Source: JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionAutoimmune diseases were present in 26% of patients. One-third of patients with anterior necrotizing scleritis or posterior scleritis experienced decreased vision, mostly due to secondary glaucoma and optic neuritis. Therefore, controlling intraocular pressure by methods such as administration of steroid-sparing immunosuppressive medication and appropriate treatment for posterior scleritis are essential for scleritis treatment.
Source: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
ConclusionsCorticosteroid injections into the sub-acromial space and into the gleno-humeral joint produce similar results in terms of pain relief and improvement in function in patients with adhesive capsulitis.
Source: Musculoskeletal Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
We report the clinical results of 47 high-risk patients who presented with malleolar fractures from January 2007 to December 2012 and underwent minimally invasive reduction and fixation. One patient (0.5%) developed a superficial infection; however, none of the patients displayed wound dehiscence or deep infection. Five patients (10.6%) required open reduction because of intraoperative failure to achieve anatomic reduction. Using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle-hindfoot scale, 15 of the patients (36%) treated with minimally invasive techniques experienced an excellent outcome. In contrast, 23 patients...
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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