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  1. Giant Cell Arteritis

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    Giant cell arteritis is a disorder that causes inflammation of your arteries, usually in the scalp, neck, and arms. ... arteries, which keeps blood from flowing well. Giant cell arteritis often occurs with another disorder called polymyalgia ...

  2. Three patients with arteritis.

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    Eke, F.; Balfe, J W; Hardy, B E

    1984-01-01

    Three boys were treated for arteritis of the aorta and great vessels and bilateral renal artery stenosis. One presented at age 6 months with failure to thrive, excessive sweating, and vomiting: hypertension and cardiac failure were subsequently diagnosed. The two older boys (7 and 14 years) presented with symptomless hypertension. The clinical and angiographic findings in the three patients suggest that the illness may have been Takayasu's arteritis, which should be included in the differenti...

  3. Three patients with arteritis.

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    Eke, F; Balfe, J W; Hardy, B E

    1984-09-01

    Three boys were treated for arteritis of the aorta and great vessels and bilateral renal artery stenosis. One presented at age 6 months with failure to thrive, excessive sweating, and vomiting: hypertension and cardiac failure were subsequently diagnosed. The two older boys (7 and 14 years) presented with symptomless hypertension. The clinical and angiographic findings in the three patients suggest that the illness may have been Takayasu's arteritis, which should be included in the differential diagnosis of hypertension in infancy and childhood. Renal autotransplantation was performed in all three patients with good results. Early renal autotransplantation may reduce the morbidity associated with this disease. PMID:6148918

  4. Lymphocytic Thrombophilic Arteritis Induced by Minocycline

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    Kassardjian, Michael; Horowitz, David; Shitabata, Paul K.; Clark, Lani E.

    2012-01-01

    Lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis is an entity only recently defined in the literature. This term describes a distinctive histopathological combination of lymphocytic vascular inflammation associated with a hyalinized fibrin ring in the vessel lumina, changes reflecting a thrombophilic endovasculitis. The authors present the case of a woman who developed lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis coinciding with the use of minocycline. In addition to these histopathological findings, the cutaneous...

  5. RARE PRESENTATION OF TAKAYASU’S ARTERITIS

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    Maheswara Rao; Sarma,, P.; Ananda

    2014-01-01

    Takayasu’s arteritis is a rare form of large vessel granulomatous arteritis affecting young or middle aged women of Asian origin. It leads to intimal fibrosis and vascular narrowing. It mainly presents as pulseless extremities, so it is also called as pulseless disease. Treatment is mainly with steroids and immunosuppressants but TNF-α blockers gives promising results. Surgical options may need to be explored for patients who don’t respond to steroids

  6. [Endovascular intervention in Takayasu Arteritis. Case report].

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    Di Santo, Marisa; Stelmaszewski, Érica V; Villa, Alejandra

    2016-06-01

    A four year old patient with no medical history was admitted to our hospital's Emergency Department, suffering from edema and hypertension. During physical examination a low pulse was detected in the left arm and a lack of pulses in lower limbs, with a blood pressure difference greater than 10 mm Hg between both arms. An echocardiogram demonstrated severe aortic abdominal coarctation and ventricular dysfunction. Takayasu arteritis was diagnosed and cardiac angiography was performed. Disconnection of left subclavian artery and severe tightness at the abdominal aorta were confirmed. The definitive diagnosis was Takayasu arteritis. Angioplasty with stent was performed in abdominal aorta, with good subsequent results. The pulses improved in the lower limbs, and normal blood pressure values without gradient between all members were registered. The echocardiogram improved ventricular function and the gradient in the coarctation area was significantly reduced.

  7. Takayasu Arteritis Initially Mimicking Infective Endocarditis

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    Aytekin Alcelik

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Takayasu’s arteritis (TA is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects large vessels, predominantly the aorta and main branches, leading to vessel wall thickening, fibrosis and stenosis. Cardiac and vascular symptoms are also commonly present at disease onset. In TA with thoracic or abdominal involvement, although murmur can be present as a physical examination finding, the pulse difference may be absent. Here, we mention a case of TA who initially looked like infective endocarditis and had widespread thoracic murmur.

  8. Clinical aspects of the temporal arteritis

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    Palheta Neto, Francisco Xavier

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The Horton's disease, or temporal arteritis, is the most common autoimmune systemic vasculitis in adults, especially the old-aged. Objective: To review the literature about the several aspects of the Horton's disease, and confirm the otorhinolaryngologic clinical manifestations. Method: The study searched online databases such as EMedicine, Encyclopedia of Medicine, FindArticles, LILACS, MEDLINE, Merck Manuals On-Line Medical Library and Scielo, and applied to the search the terms: Horton's disease, Temporal Arteritis and Giant Cells Arteritis, for articles published between 1996 and 2008. Literature's Review: The disease's clinical manifestations start after 50 years old, and it's more frequent near 72 years old. The intense headache, temporal tumefaction, mandibular claudication and visual loss are the main signals and symptoms. There may occur dysacusis, necrosis of the tongue and odynophagia. Considerations: Lots of aspects of the Horton's disease do not have their due elucidation and, even being a disease that affects many adults, it doesn't have deep investigations in great quantity. A better understanding of this disease will lead to the increment of cure possibilities and reduction of morbidity in the patients, especially in ophthalmologic and otorhinolaryngologic areas.

  9. Koroner arter ektazisi olan hastalarda plazma viskozitesi

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    Halil Bilgili

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Amaç. Koroner arter ektazisi (CAE koroner arterlerdeki lokalize veya yaygın anevrizmatik genişlemeler olarak tanımlanır. Plazma viskozitesi fibrinojen, immünoglobülinler ve lipoproteinler gibi çeşitli makromoleküller tarafından belirlenir. Bu nedenle kardiyovasküler hastalıklarda klasik risk faktörleri, hemostatik bozukluklar ve enflamasyon etkilerini çeşitli açılardan yansıtabilir. Çalışmada koroner arter hastalığında (KAH risk faktörü olarak kabul edilen plazma viskozitesinin, koroner arter ektazili hastalarda bir farklılık gösterip göstermediğini incelemeyi amaçladık. Yöntem. Çalışmaya rutin koroner anjiyografiler sırasında koroner arter ektazisi (24 hasta ve koroner arter hastalığı (24 hasta tespit edilen hastalar alındı. Hastaların yaş, cinsiyet, diyabet varlığı, hipertansiyon, tütün içiciliği gibi kardiyovasküler risk faktörleri ve aldığı tedaviler sorgulandı. Tüm hastaların plazma viskozite düzeyleri ölçüldü ve istatistiksel olarak karşılaştırıldı. Bulgular. Plazma viskozitesi KAH’lı grupta 1,19 ± 0,70 mPa•s, KAE’li grupta 1,18 ± 0,80 mPa•s olarak ölçüldü. Her iki grup arasında istatistiksel olarak anlamlı fark bulunamadı (p>0,05. Sonuç. Plazma viskozitesinin kardiyovasküler risk faktörü olmakla birlikte, KAE hastalığı fizyopatolojisinde, nedensel bir rol oynamadığı söylenebilir. Fibrinojen seviyelerinde gruplar arası değişiklik saptanmaması viskozite değerleri bulgularımızı desteklemektedir.

  10. Extracranial giant cell arteritis: A narrative review.

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    Lensen, K D F; Voskuyl, A E; Comans, E F I; van der Laken, C J; Smulders, Y M

    2016-06-01

    A systematic literature search was performed to summarise current knowledge on extracranial giant cell arteritis (GCA), i.e. large-artery involvement in patients with or without clinically apparent temporal arteritis (cranial GCA). Extracranial GCA is increasingly recognised, both in patients with cranial GCA and with solitary extracranial GCA, due to increased awareness among physicians and development of modern imaging modalities. The literature on the pathogenesis and histopathology of extracranial GCA is scarce. It is considered to be similar to cranial GCA. Patients with solitary extracranial GCA often present with non-specific signs and symptoms, although vascular manifestations, mostly secondary to stenosis, may occur. Due to the non-specific clinical presentation and low sensitivity of temporal artery biopsies, extracranial GCA is usually diagnosed by imaging. 18F-FDG-PET, MRI, CT angiography and ultrasound are used for this purpose. At present, the optimal diagnostic strategy is undetermined. The choice for a particular modality can be guided by the clinical scenario that raises suspicion of extracranial GCA, in addition to local availability and expertise. Extracranial complications in GCA consist of aortic aneurysm or dissection (mainly the ascending aorta), aortic arch syndrome, arm claudication and posterior stroke (although this is technically a cranial complication, it often results from stenosis of the vertebrobasilar arteries). Mortality is generally not increased in patients with GCA. Treatment of patients with solitary extracranial and those with extracranial and cranial GCA has been debated in the recent literature. In general, the same strategy is applied as in patients with temporal arteritis, although criteria regarding who to treat are unclear. Surgical procedures may be indicated, in which case optimal medical treatment prior to surgery is important. PMID:27323671

  11. Multidetector CT angiography in Takayasu arteritis

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    Khandelwal, Niranjan; Kalra, Naveen [Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012 (India); Garg, Mandeep Kumar, E-mail: gargmandeep@hotmail.com [Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012 (India); Kang, Mandeep; Lal, Anupam [Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012 (India); Jain, Sanjay [Department of Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012 (India); Suri, Sudha [Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012 (India)

    2011-02-15

    Objective: To analyse the spectrum of Takayasu's arteritis (TA) on multidetector CT angiography (MDCTA). Materials and methods: A retrospective analysis of the MDCTA findings was performed on 15 patients clinically diagnosed as Takayasu's arteritis. The spectrum and incidence of imaging findings on CTA were compared to studies in literature on catheter angiography in Takayasu's arteritis. Laboratory parameters were available in nine patients. The disease was considered active if erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) levels were elevated and 'C' reactive protein (CRP) was positive. An attempt was made to correlate disease activity with the imaging findings. Results: Ascending aorta, arch of aorta and descending thoracic aorta were involved in 14 out of 15 (93%) patients. The wall thickness varied between 1 and 10 mm with maximal involvement in arch and descending thoracic aorta. Major neck vessels were involved in 11 (73%) patients with most pronounced changes seen in the brachiocephalic trunk, left common carotid artery (CCA) and left subclavian artery (SCA). Abdominal aorta and its branches were involved in all the 11 (100%) patients in whom abdominal CTA was performed. Celiac axis and SMA were involved in 10 (91%) and seven (64%) patients, respectively while renal artery stenosis was present in five (45%) patients. In six patients, ESR was elevated and CRP was positive indicating active disease. All patients in whom the laboratory parameters were available showed mural thickening in the aorta and at least one of the neck vessels except for one patient with inactive disease who had aortic mural thickening only. Conclusion: MDCTA provides information about both the vessel wall and lumen in patients with Takayasu's disease.

  12. Excess mortality in giant cell arteritis

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    Bisgård, C; Sloth, H; Keiding, Niels;

    1991-01-01

    A 13-year departmental sample of 34 patients with definite (biopsy-verified) giant cell arteritis (GCA) was reviewed. The mortality of this material was compared to sex-, age- and time-specific death rates in the Danish population. The standardized mortality ratio (SMR) was 1.8 (95% confidence...... with respect to SMR, sex distribution or age. In the group of patients with department-diagnosed GCA (definite + probable = 180 patients), the 95% confidence interval for the SMR of the women included 1.0. In all other subgroups there was a significant excess mortality. Excess mortality has been found in two...

  13. Lyme carditis mimicking giant cell arteritis

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    Krati Chauhan

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Presenting an interesting case of a patient who complained of myalgias, fatigue, headache, jaw claudication and scalp tenderness. Patient’s physical examination was unremarkable. Laboratory findings showed elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein, bilateral temporal artery biopsy results were negative and first degree atrioventricular block was seen on electrocardiogram. Serology for Borrelia burgdorferi was positive; patient was diagnosed with Lyme carditis and treated with doxycycline. Lyme is a tick-borne, multi-system disease and occasionally its presentation may mimic giant cell arteritis. On follow-up there was complete resolution of symptoms and electrocardiogram findings.

  14. Paroxysmal hemicrania as the clinical presentation of giant cell arteritis

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    Jennifer L. Beams

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Head pain is the most common complaint in patients with giant cell arteritis but the headache has no distinct diagnostic features. There have been no published reports of giant cell arteritis presenting as a trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia. We describe a patient who developed a new onset headache in her fifties, which fit the diagnostic criteria for paroxysmal hemicrania and was completely responsive to corticosteroids. Removal of the steroid therapy brought a reemergence of her headaches. Giant cell arteritis should be considered in the evaluation of secondary causes of paroxysmal hemicrania; in addition giant cell arteritis needs to be ruled out in patients who are over the age of 50 years with a new onset trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia.

  15. Pathogenesis of Takayasu's arteritis: a 2011 update.

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    Arnaud, Laurent; Haroche, Julien; Mathian, Alexis; Gorochov, Guy; Amoura, Zahir

    2011-11-01

    While our knowledge of the pathogenesis of Takayasu's arteritis (TA) has considerably improved during the last decade, the exact pathogenic sequence remains to be elucidated. It is now hypothesised that an unknown stimulus triggers the expression of the 65kDa Heat-shock protein in the aortic tissue which, in turn, induces the Major Histocompatibility Class I Chain-Related A (MICA) on vascular cells. The γδ T cells and NK cells expressing NKG2D receptors recognize MICA on vascular smooth muscle cells and release perforin, resulting in acute vascular inflammation. Pro-inflammatory cytokines are released and increase the recruitment of mononuclear cells within the vascular wall. T cells infiltrate and recognize one or a few antigens presented by a shared epitope, which is associated with specific major Histocompatibility Complex alleles on the dendritic cells, these latter being activated through Toll-like receptors. Th1 lymphocytes drive the formation of giant cells through the production of interferon-γ, and activate macrophages with release of VEGF resulting in increased neovascularisation and PDGF, resulting in smooth muscle migration and intimal proliferation. Th17 cells induced by the IL-23 microenvironnement also contribute to vascular lesions through activation of infiltrating neutrophils. Although still controversial, dendritic cells may cooperate with B lymphocytes and trigger the production of anti-endothelial cell auto-antibodies resulting in complement-dependent cytotoxicity against endothelial cells. In a near future, novel drugs specifically designed to target some of the pathogenic mechanisms described above could be expanding the physician's therapeutic arsenal in Takayasu's arteritis. PMID:21855656

  16. Giant cell arteritis associated with chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection

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    A. Giardina

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Giant cell arteritis is an inflammatory vasculopathy that preferentially affects medium-sized and large arteries. A viral cause has been suspected but not confirmed in polymyalgia rheumatica and giant-cell arteritis. We report the case of a 81-year-old female who suffered from chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection and developed giant cell temporal arteritis.

  17. Giant cell temporal arteritis associated with overlying basal cell carcinoma: co-incidence or connection?

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    Salem Alowami

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Giant cell arteritis is a granulomatous vasculitis of large and medium sized arteries manifesting as temporal arteritis and/or polymyalgia rheumatica. The histological assessment of temporal artery biopsies is frequently encountered in anatomical pathology and has important diagnostic consequences in patients clinically suspected of having giant cell arteritis. We present an intriguing case of giant cell arteritis associated with a Basal cell carcinoma and discuss the ongoing controversy pertaining to the association of giant cell arteritis/polymyalgia rheumatica with malignancy.

  18. Takayasu's arteritis: An update on physiopathology.

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    Arnaud, Laurent; Kahn, Jean-Emmanuel; Girszyn, Nicolas; Piette, Anne-Marie; Bletry, Olivier

    2006-07-01

    Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a chronic large vessel vasculitis. The physiopathology of TA has not been completely elucidated, but it appears to be multifactorial and to mainly involve cellular immunity. The pathologic sequence could implicate stimulation from an antigen that triggers heat shock protein (HSP)-65 expression in aortic tissue which, in turn, induces MHC class I-related chain A (MICA). T-cells and natural killer (NK) cells expressing NKG2D receptors could recognize MICA, resulting in acute inflammation. Pro-inflammatory cytokines released from these infiltrating cells induce matrix metalloproteinases and amplify the inflammatory response, inducing more MHC antigen and costimulatory molecule expression on vascular cells and, thus, recruiting more mononuclear cells. Alpha-beta T-cells then infiltrate and specifically recognize one or a few autoantigens presented by a shared epitope associated with specific MHC on the dendritic cells (DC). These DC simultaneously cooperate to some extent with B-cells and determine a humoral immunity mainly constituted by anti-endothelial cell autoantibodies that could trigger complement-dependent cytotoxicity against endothelial cells. The use of corticosteroids and of other immunosuppressive agents can bring TA into remission in most patients. A better understanding of the immunological mechanisms responsible for the vascular injury has led to trials of anti-TNF-alpha agents with encouraging results. In the near future, new drugs specifically designed to target some of the mechanisms described above may be able to expand the physician's therapeutic arsenal in TA. PMID:16762772

  19. Severe pulmonary hypertension associated with Takayasu arteritis

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    Arevalo Guerrero, Edwin

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available We describe the case of a 57 year-old woman with chronic hypertension, dyspnea, general symptoms, malaise, fatigability and exercise intolerance, impaired functional capacity and occasional episodes of pre-syncope. Physical examination disclosed arterial hypertension, with a difference of more than 10 mm Hg between the pressures of the right and the left upper limbs, holosystolic murmur grade III/VI in the aortic valve area, left subclavian murmur, and decreased intensity in the peripheral pulses of the left arm. Noninvasive studies showed severe pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular dysfunction, also confirmed by cardiac catheterization. Chest tomography and pulmonary arterial angiography showed bilateral pulmonary artery stenosis. Cardiac magnetic resonance revealed concentric stenosis (6 mm, affecting the origin of the upper lobe branch and circumferential involvement of the left branch (8 mm and the branch to the lower lobe. Endoluminal irregularities were observed in the aorta and the neck vessels, both in the resonance and the angiography. With these findings diagnoses of Takayasu arteritis and associated severe pulmonary hypertension were established. Treatment was started with prednisolone and methotrexate.

  20. [Visual hallucinations and giant cell arteritis: the Charles Bonnet syndrome].

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    Bloch, J; Morell-Dubois, S; Koch, E; Launay, D; Maillard-Lefebvre, H; Buchdahl, A-L; Hachulla, E; Rouland, J-F; Hatron, P-Y; Lambert, M

    2011-12-01

    In patients with visual hallucinations, diagnostic strategy is unclearly codified. In patients known to have giant cell arteritis, the main diagnostic assumption is disease relapse. Indeed, this should lead to rapid corticosteroid therapy. However, the Charles Bonnet syndrome, that is a poorly known etiology of visual hallucinations usually observed in elderly people, should be part of the differential diagnosis. We report a 87-year-old woman, with a 2-year history of giant cell arteritis who was admitted with an acute onset of visual hallucinations and who met all the criteria for Charles Bonnet syndrome.

  1. Imaging difficulties in Takayasu arteritis – case report and review of the literature

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    Takayasu arteritis is an inflammatory disease of large-diameter arteries. Aorta and its branches are most frequently affected. Takayasu arteritis occurs mainly in young women and, if left untreated, leads to fatal complications. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is considered the gold standard in imaging of Takayasu arteritis. A thirty-five-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with transient loss of consciousness, effort-associated vertigo, upper limb weakness and temporary vision problems. On admission, there was no pulse on the left radial artery while there were bruits over subclavian arteries. Imaging of the aortic arch (computed tomography angiography, DSA) revealed stenoses of its main branches, indicating Takayasu arteritis. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) performed with a 64-slice unit revealed high effectiveness in localization of vascular wall and lumen pathologies resulting from Takayasu arteritis. Thanks to this fast diagnostic method, it is now possible to perform successful monitoring of patients with Takayasu arteritis and to plan possible interventional treatment

  2. Severe supraaortal atherosclerotic disease resembling Takayasu’s Arteritis

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    Bernhard Kis

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Bernhard Kis1,2, Thomas Liebig3,4, Peter Berlit11Department of Neurology, Alfried Krupp Hospital, Essen, Germany; 2Department of Psychiatry, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany; 3Department of Neuroradiology, Alfried Krupp Hospital, Essen, Germany; 4Department of Neuroradiology, Technical University of Munich, Munich, GermanyAbstract: We report a case of a 64 year-old man whose clinical presentation and neuroimaging findings strikingly resembled those found in Takayasu’s Arteritis which is characterized by the triad of absent radial pulses, ischemic retinopathy, and carotid sinus hyperreflexia causing syncopes. Angiographically, the patient exhibited severe atherosclerotic changes of the supraaortic large vessels. Stent-assisted angioplasty resulted in both clinical improvement and increased cerebral blood flow as measured by angiography and ultrasound.Keywords: Takayasu’s arteritis, atherosclerosis, angiography, stent, angioplasty

  3. Etiopatogenia de la arteritis de células gigantes Etiopathogenesis of giant cell arteritis

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    J.M. Casas

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available La arteritis de células gigantes es una vasculitis que afecta a arterias de diámetro medio y ancho, preferentemente aquellas del arco aórtico con distribución extracraneal, pero también la aorta y otras de sus ramas mayores. Se caracteriza por la presencia de infiltrados inflamatorios mononucleares en la proximidad de la lámina elástica interna constituidos por linfocitos y macrófagos, que en aproximadamente algo más del 50% de los casos contienen células gigantes multinucleadas. La morbilidad asociada a esta enfermedad se relaciona con fenómenos de isquemia distales a la estenosis luminal de las arterias inflamadas y en menor medida con la formación de aneurismas por el debilitamiento de la pared arterial. De etiología desconocida, su patogenia es inmune a través de la migración y localización de células T productoras de γ-INF en la capa adventicia de las arterias inflamadas, suponiéndose que éste es el lugar del estímulo inmune por un antígeno aún no identificado. El reclutamiento y activación de macrófagos por esta citocina constituye uno de los puntos más importantes de su patogenia. La destrucción por éstos del tejido elástico arterial es un fenómeno relevante, así como la producción de otros factores promotores de neoangiogénesis y proliferación de la neoíntima, responsable a través de la obliteración de la luz, de las manifestaciones isquémicas de la enfermedad. El proceso se acompaña de una importante repercusión sistémica caracterizada por una fuerte reacción de fase aguda y síntomas generales de enfermedad poco específicos. Por otra parte, un importante porcentaje de los pacientes presentan un cuadro de polimialgia reumática, entidad en histórica y controvertida relación con esta arteritis. En los últimos años se han producido importantes aportaciones al conocimiento de los mecanismos inmunes implicados en su patogenia.Giant cell arteritis is a vasculitis of large and medium size

  4. Mieloma múltiple y arteritis de células gigantes sin amiloidosis Simultaneous multiple myeloma and giant cell arteritis without systemic amyloidosis

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    Bárbara C. Finn

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available La amiloidosis sistémica primaria y el mieloma múltiple con amiloidosis primaria se han presentado con características clínicas e histopatológicas que simulan una arteritis de células gigantes. Hasta el momento la asociación se basaba en el rol antigénico del depósito de amiloide sobre las arterias, desencadenando la respuesta inmune que finaliza con una arteritis. Presentamos el primer caso en la literatura de un paciente con mieloma múltiple y arteritis de células gigantes sin amiloidosis sistémica, sugiriendo una relación patogénica entre estas dos entidades. En el caso de nuestro paciente se descartó la presencia de amiloide en la pared arterial, por lo que proponemos que el estímulo para el desarrollo de la arteritis podría ser una excesiva producción de interleuquina 6 fabricada por las células mielomatosas.Primary systemic amyloidosis with clinical and histopathologic features of giant cell arteritis has already been described. The association of multiple myeloma (with primary amyloidosis and giant cell arteritis is also known. We present the first case in the literature of a patient with multiple myeloma and giant cell arteritis without systemic amyloidosis, suggesting a pathogenic relationship between the two diseases.

  5. Visceral and renal arteries stenosis associated with Takayasu arteritis

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    ZHU Ting; FU Wei-guo; CHEN Bin; SHI Zhen-yu; GUO Da-qiao; JIANG Jun-hao; YANG Jue

    2006-01-01

    @@ Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a nonspecific granulomatous inflammatory arteriopathy of unknown cause that results in occlusive obliteration or less commonly aneurysm degeneration of large and medium-sized elastic arteries. Most descriptions of this disease have emphasized the "pulseless"syndrome, however, less attention has been paid to involvement of other segments of the aorta, renal arteries, and in particular the visceral arteries. We reported a case of type Ⅱ TA, in which both the visceral and the bilateral renal arteries were involved.

  6. Case Study: Giant Cell Arteritis with Vertebral Artery Stenosis

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    Daniel Chomlak, R.; Ghazanfari, Farshad; Datta, Mineesh

    2016-01-01

    In giant cell arteritis (GCA), involvement of the vertebral arteries is rare with reported rates of 3%–4% for ischemic events secondary to vertebral artery stenosis or occlusion for those patients with GCA. This case study describes a patient who initially presented with acute onset of vertigo but was also found to have transient, side-alternating upper limb neurological findings. While initial imaging showed no vascular abnormalities, it was not until GCA was eventually confirmed with a temp...

  7. [Aortitis in giant cell arteritis and its complications].

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    Espitia, O; Agard, C

    2013-07-01

    Aortitis is a serious complication of giant cell arteritis (GCA), because of the risk of aortic aneurism, rupture, or dissection. Aortitis is present either at presentation or, more frequently, occurs as a delayed complication, typically as an aortic aneurism of the ascending part of the aorta. An aortic aneurism may occur in up to 10% of patients. Aortitis is sometimes associated to arteritis of the supra-aortic vessels. Risk factors for aortitis remain unknown. Recent clinical studies indicate that prevalence of aortitis was initially under-estimated. Imaging studies show signs of infra-clinical aortitis in 20 to 65% of cases at diagnosis. Using ultrasonography, thickening of the vascular wall with an hypoechoic halo around the abdominal aorta is suggestive of abdominal aortitis. Positron emission tomography shows a metabolic hypersignal of the aorta in about 50% of patients with giant cell arteritis. Aortic computed tomographic (CT) scan visualizes aneurysmal dilatations, ectasia or focal or concentric parietal thickenings. When present at the time of diagnosis of GCA, these findings seem to be associated with frequent relapses and perhaps with a higher long-term vascular mortality rate. Therefore, we recommend the screening of aortitis lesions at GCA diagnosis by an aortic CT-scan and follow-up. Therapeutic trials should be conducted to try to improve the treatment of aortitis in GCA. PMID:23523343

  8. Takayasu Arteritis with Rheumatic Heart Disease with Congestive Cardiac Failure mimicking as having Infective Endocarditis

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    Upadhyay, Piyush

    2013-01-01

    Takayasu Arteritis (TA) is a chronic, idiopathic and granulomatous vasculitis of the large arteries. It involves primarily the aorta, especially aortic proximal branches, and occasionally the pulmonary arteries. We report a 10 year old boy with Takayasu arteritis with Rheumatic heart disease who developed congestive heart failure with valvular heart disease mimicking as having infective endocarditis. Complete aortogram revealed narrowing of abdominal aorta, superior ...

  9. Paciente con complicación poco frecuente de arteritis de células gigantes Rare complication in a patient with giant cell arteritis

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    S. Olivera

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La arteritis de células gigantes (arteritis de la arteria temporal es una vasculitis crónica que afecta mayoritariamente a personas de edad avanzada. Aunque se trata de una enfermedad sistémica, se afectan sobre todo las arterias craneales. La complicación más frecuente de esta patología es la pérdida visual. Presentamos el caso clínico de una paciente que padeció varias complicaciones, entre ellas una necrosis lingual, a raíz de serle diagnosticada una arteritis de células gigantes tras iniciar el tratamiento de la misma.Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis is a chronic vasculitis that usually affects older people. Although this is a systemic disease, it most often affects the cranial arteries. The most frequent complication of this disorder is visual loss. We report the case of a patient who suffered several rare complications, including tongue necrosis, as a result of being diagnosed with giant cell arteritis following the start of treatment.

  10. Telethermography with thermostimulus in the study of temporal arteritis

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    Di Carlo, Aldo

    2004-12-01

    Giant-cell arteritis or Horton's arteritis (HA) is an immunomediated disease of large vessels. In particular it affects temporal arteries; its outcome is generally benign, but in some cases brain strokes or blindness are possible. Paraclinical diagnostic tools and, in particular, imaging techniques are very useful for diagnosing and monitoring the evolution. The method of thermostimulus applied to traditional telethermography (Ts-TTG) is particularly useful in the study of HA. While direct thermography (TTG) is limited in the evaluating fluximetric data because of its reduced sensitivity (no more than 0.1 °C), the thermostimulus technique allows us to know exactly the minimal variations in blood flow of these arteries. This method uses a thermogenerator connected with a thermal probe, a latex balloon containing a mixture of alcohol-water. Once this liquid reaches the temperature of the thermal stress (5 °C × 20 s), the probe is applied by contact on the cutaneous area of interest. Thermal insulation enables us to see, immediately after the thermal stimulus, a time-lag in the thermal recovery of these two components, respectively that of the artery (mean time of thermal recovery ⩽20 s) and that of the surrounding healthy skin (mean time of thermal recovery ⩾60 s). Moreover, applying the thermal stimulus successively on the two temporal areas, there will be a temporal difference in their respective thermal recoveries, also in cases of very low thermal differences (affected by monolateral temporal arteritis was examined in a retrospective study. The results demonstrate the usefulness of this innovative method that, among other advantages, excludes the possibility of false negatives.

  11. Glucocorticoids for Management of Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis.

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    Matteson, Eric L; Buttgereit, Frank; Dejaco, Christian; Dasgupta, Bhaskar

    2016-02-01

    Diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) is based on typical clinical, histologic, and laboratory features. Ultrasonographic imaging in PMR with assessment especially of subdeltoid bursitis can aid in diagnosis and in following response to treatment. In GCA, diagnosis and disease activity are supported with ultrasonographic, MRI, or [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose PET evaluation of large vessels. Glucocorticoids are the primary therapy for PMR and GCA. Methotrexate may be used in patients at high risk for glucocorticoid adverse effects and patients with frequent relapse or needing protracted therapy. Other therapeutic approaches including interleukin 6 antagonists are under evaluation. PMID:26611552

  12. Silent Giant Cell Arteritis in an Elderly Korean Woman

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    Cha, Dong Min; Lee, Taeseung; Choe, Gheeyoung; Yang, Hee Kyung; Hwang, Jeong-Min

    2013-01-01

    Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a rare disease among Asians. Arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, which accompanies GCA, has not yet been reported in Koreans. Diagnosis of GCA is difficult if typical symptoms other than visual loss are absent. Here, we report a case of an 83-year-old Korean woman presenting with sudden visual loss in both eyes (oculus uterque, OU). Her visual acuities included perception of light in the right eye (oculus dexter, OD) and perception of hand motion in the...

  13. Lethal subarachnoid bleeding under immunosuppressive therapy due to mycotic arteritis

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    Weigel, S.; Kloska, S.; Freund, M. [Dept. of Clinical Radiology, Univ. Hospital of Muenster, Muenster (Germany); Kehl, H.G. [Dept. of Pediatric Cardiology, Univ. Hospital of Muenster, Muenster (Germany)

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    A subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) occurred 67 days after cardiac transplantation in 10-year-old girl with consecutive immunocompromising therapy. Neither digital subtraction angiography (DSA) nor computed tomographic angiography showed signs of intracranial vascular malformations. One month before the lethal SAH occurred, she had developed arterial hypertension and attacks of severe headache with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis while CT scans showed an infarct of the left thalamus. Pathologic findings established the rare diagnosis of SAH due to aspergillosis-related mycotic arteritis. Imaging characteristics are presented. (orig.)

  14. Case Report: Takayasu's arteritis associated with Crohn's disease

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    You-shi LIU; You-hong FANG; Ling-xiang RUAN; You-ming LI; Lin LI; Ling-ling JIANG

    2009-01-01

    Takayasu's arteritis (TA), also known as the "pulseless disease," is a chronic vasculitis of the aorta and aortic branches. TA with Crohn's disease is rare and has not been documented in China before. In this paper we report on a case of Takayasu's arteritis associated with concurrent Crohn's disease. A 17-year-old Chinese male developed upper limb sourness and a sensation of fatigue, and his upper limb pulses were absent. He was diagnosed with TA and underwent an axillary artery bypass with autolo-gous great saphenous vein on the left subclavian artery. After the surgery, he regained the normal blood pressure. This patient also had years of diarrhea and developed an anal canal ulcer, and was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis before. Five months after the TA surgery, he was hospitalized for severe stomachache and diarrhea and was finally diagnosed with Crohn's disease. The possible pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for concurrent existence of TA and Crohn's disease may be associated with immune disorders, especially autoimmunity.

  15. Acknowledged Signatures of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Takayasu’s Arteritis

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    Gang Wu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Takayasu’s arteritis (TA was reported as an eye disease in the year 1905 and later was confirmed as a vasculitis. Since then, the etiology of the disease remains unknown; however, characteristic clinical features suggest multiple causative factors. Recent progress in vascular biology and other disciplines enlightens the pathophysiology of TA and demonstrated induction of various nonspecific inflammatory symptoms and destruction of the arterial wall, which leads to aneurysms and rupture of the affected arteries. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs as an enzyme family have well-established roles in several vascular pathologies including intima formation, atherosclerosiss and aneurysms. MMPs have been proposed to be one of the molecules with a potential of having dual role in the course of TA, first as an active participant in pathophysiology and secondly as a diagnostic biomarker for TA disease. The desire to improve our understanding of the importance of MMPs and their endogenous inhibitors (TIMPs in TA disease and for the development of therapeutic agents has inspired basic and clinical scientists for over a decade. In the present paper, we summarized the scientific rationale which highlights the signatures of matrix metalloproteinases and their endogenous inhibitors in pathophysiology as well as their being a potential candidate as biomarker for Takayasu’s arteritis.

  16. Extracranial–intracranial bypass for Takayasu’s arteritis: A case report

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    Richard M. Young, M.D.

    2014-12-01

    Conclusion: STA–MCA bypass to enhance cerebral blood flow in the setting of stroke symptoms due to Takayasu’s arteritis can serve as a bridge before definitive cardiothoracic treatment of the great vessels.

  17. Using temporal artery biopsy to diagnose giant cell arteritis in a patient with bilateral arm ischemia

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    Julia Glaser

    2015-01-01

    Conclusion: Giant cell arteritis can present in atypical forms, and should remain on the differential when atypical-appearing lesions are found, even in the absence of features usually associated with GCA.

  18. Case Study: Giant Cell Arteritis with Vertebral Artery Stenosis

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    Daniel Chomlak, R.; Ghazanfari, Farshad; Datta, Mineesh

    2016-01-01

    In giant cell arteritis (GCA), involvement of the vertebral arteries is rare with reported rates of 3%–4% for ischemic events secondary to vertebral artery stenosis or occlusion for those patients with GCA. This case study describes a patient who initially presented with acute onset of vertigo but was also found to have transient, side-alternating upper limb neurological findings. While initial imaging showed no vascular abnormalities, it was not until GCA was eventually confirmed with a temporal artery biopsy that the initial scans were shown to have bilateral narrowing of the vertebral arteries. While rare, vertebral artery involvement is an important complication to consider in the setting of GCA due to the high rate of associated mortality, despite immunosuppressive therapy. PMID:27279753

  19. Tratamento da arterite de Takayasu Takayasu’s arteritis treatment

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    Alexandre Wagner Silva de Souza

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available A arterite de Takayasu (AT é uma vasculite granulomatosa crônica que envolve a aorta e seus principais ramos. A monitoração da atividade da doença e o melhor esquema terapêutico ainda têm sido um desafio para todos os que tratam estes pacientes. Corticosteróides e imunossupressores vêm sendo utilizados na prática clínica diária com resultados nem sempre animadores. Apesar de não haver estudos controlados que abordem o tratamento da AT, diferentes estudos observacionais descrevem a resposta de pacientes com AT ao uso de corticosteróides, metotrexato (MTX, azatio-prina e ciclofosfamida. Após a introdução da terapia biológica, novas perspectivas têm surgido para os pacientes com AT refratários aos esquemas terapêuticos tradicionais.Takayasus’s arteritis is a chronic granulomatous vasculitis involving the aorta and its main branches. Monitoring disease activity and the choice for the best therapy has been major challenger faced by all physicians who treat these patients. Corticosteroids and immunosuppressive therapy have been used in daily medical practice, but results have not always been encouraging. Although there are no controlled studies evaluating the treatment of Takayasu’s arteritis, observational studies have described the response to the use of corticosteroids, methotrexate, azathioprine and cyclophosphamide. The emerging of biological therapy has brought new perspective for Takayasu’s patients who are refractory to conventional therapy.

  20. Tos prolongada como manifestación inicial de la arteritis de la temporal Prolonged cough as initial symptom of temporal arteritis

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    María E Galván

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available La tos prolongada puede ser un desafío diagnóstico y terapéutico. Presentamos el caso de un enfermo de 62 años con tos seca y quebrantamiento del estado general durante cuatro semanas, seguido de un síndrome febril prolongado cuyo diagnóstico final fue arteritis de la temporal, con confirmación por anatomía patológica. El dolor en los pabellones auriculares al adoptar el decúbito lateral fue otro síntoma interesante. La tos prolongada puede ser una manifestación inicial de la arteritis temporal en adultos mayores.Prolonged cough could be a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. We present here the case of an elder man who suffered from a dry cough and malaise during four weeks, followed by a fever of unknown origin. After many studies and review of symptoms, a biopsy of the temporal artery confirmed a giant cell arteritis. Cough and malaise could be an early symptom of temporal arteritis in elderly patients. Pain in the outer ear on the lateral decubitus could be another interesting symptom in this disease.

  1. Pseudoarthrosis and ankylosis of the vertebral spine without sacroiliitis associated with Takayasu's arteritis: review of the association

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    Schuetz, C.T.; Anderson, S.E. [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital of Berne, Inselspital, 3010 Berne (Switzerland); Aeberli, D.; Oertle, S. [Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Berne, Inselspital, 3010 Berne (Switzerland)

    2002-09-01

    Pseudoarthrosis and ankylosis of the vertebral spine associated with Takayasu's arteritis is extremely rare. We present a patient with the entity who was HLA-B27 negative and had normal sacroiliac joints. The association between Takayasu's arteritis and ankylosing spondylitis appears real but seemingly rare. (orig.)

  2. Digital gangrene an unusual presentation of takayasu′s arteritis

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    Manoj Kumar Roy

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Takayasu arteritis (TA is a chronic inflammatory disease involving large vessels like aorta and its major branches. It presents to clinician with features of arm claudication, stroke, asymmetrical pulse, or asymmetrical blood pressure in both limbs. Digital gangrene may be occurred secondary to various systemic diseases like diabetes, thrombophilic states, vascular embolism, and medium and small vessel vasculitis or infections. Through evaluation to diagnose the exact etiology and timely intervention is needed to prevent progression of the gangrene which at the time can be life-threatening. Digital gangrene as an initial presentation in TA is very rare. In medical literature, there are only few case reports have been reported. Case Report: We are reporting a case of a 26-year-old female patient presented with right little finger and index finger gangrene, ultimately diagnosed as TA and responded dramatically to treatment. Conclusion: Though rare, TA should be taken in the differential diagnosis for work up in a case of digital gangrene and it necessitates more studies in this field to uncover the exact pathophysiology for such presentation.

  3. Giant cell arteritis. Part I. Terminology, classification, clinical manifestations, diagnosis

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    Azamat Makhmudovich Satybaldyev

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Giant cell arteritis (GCA is a vasculitis affecting mainly large and medium-sized arteries, which the classification of systemic vasculitides refers to as those mainly involving the large vessels. GCA is typified by the involvement of extracranial aortic branches and intracranial vessels, the aorta and its large vessels are being affected most frequently. The paper considers the terminology, classification, prevalence, major pathogenic mechanisms, and morphology of GCA. A broad spectrum of its clinical subtypes is due to target vessel stenosis caused by intimal hyperplasia. In 40% of cases, GCA is shown to be accompanied by polymyalgia rheumatica that may either precede or manifest simultaneously with GCA, or follow this disease. The menacing complications of GCA may be visual loss or ischemic strokes at various sites depending on the location of the occluded vessel. Along with the gold standard verification of the diagnosis of GCA, namely temporal artery biopsy, the author indicates other (noninvasive methods for detection of vascular lesions: color Doppler ultrasonography of the temporal arteries, fluorescein angiography of the retina, mag-netic resonance angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography to rule out aortic aneurysm. Dynamic 18F positron emission tomography is demonstrated to play a role in the evaluation of therapeutic effectiveness.

  4. Remission Achieved in Refractory Advanced Takayasu Arteritis Using Rituximab

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    D. Ernst

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A 25-year-old patient was referred due to subclavian stenosis, identified on echocardiography. She presented with exertional dizziness and dyspnoea. Questioning revealed bilateral arm claudication. Examination demonstrated an absent right ulnar pulse and asymmetrical brachial blood pressure. Bruits were evident over both common carotid arteries. Doppler ultrasound and MRI angiograms revealed occlusion or stenosis in multiple large arteries. Takayasu arteritis (TA was diagnosed and induction therapy commenced: 1 mg/kg oral prednisolone and 500 mg/m2 intravenous cyclophosphamide (CYC. Attempts to reduce prednisolone below 15 mg/d proved impossible due to recurring disease activity. Adjuvant azathioprine 100 mg/d was subsequently added. Several weeks later, the patient was admitted with a left homonymous hemianopia. The culprit lesion in the right carotid artery was surgically managed and the patient discharged on azathioprine 150 mg/d and prednisolone 30 mg/d. Despite this, deteriorating exertional dyspnoea and angina pectoris were reported. Reimaging confirmed new stenosis in the right pulmonary artery. Surgical treatment proved infeasible. Given evidence of refractory disease activity on maximal standard therapy, we initiated rituximab, based on recently reported B-cell activity in TA.

  5. Magnetic resonance imaging findings in giant cell arteritis.

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    D'Souza, N M; Morgan, M L; Almarzouqi, S J; Lee, A G

    2016-05-01

    PurposeGiant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic vasculitis that affects medium-to-large-caliber arteries. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential as involvement of the ophthalmic artery or its branches may cause blindness. Radiographic findings may be variable and non-specific leading to delay in diagnosis. We conducted a review of the literature on neuroimaging findings in GCA and present a retrospective case series from tertiary-care ophthalmic referral centers of three patients with significant neuroimaging findings in biopsy-proven GCA.MethodsRetrospective case series of biopsy-proven GCA cases with neuroimaging findings at the Department of Ophthalmology, Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital between 2010-2015 were included in this study. Literature search was conducted using Google Scholar and Medline search engines between the years 1970 and 2015.ResultsWe report findings of optic nerve enhancement, optic nerve sheath enhancement, and the first description in the English-language ophthalmic literature, to our knowledge, of chiasmal enhancement in biopsy-proven GCA. We describe four main categories of neuroimaging findings that may be seen in GCA from our series and from past cases in the literature.DiscussionIt is essential that clinicians be aware of the possible radiographic findings in GCA. Appropriate and prompt treatment should not be delayed based upon these findings. PMID:26915748

  6. Takayasu's arteritis with renal artery stenosis diagnosed in a patient with 65 years old.

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    Valente, Ellen Simionato; de Almeida, Rafael; Sacco, Alexander Gonçalves; Lazzarin, Mauricio Costa; da Silva, André Melchiades; Andreazza, Marcos

    2015-01-01

    Takayasu arteritis is a rare disease of unknown etiology that affects the aorta and its main branches. It is a condition, geographically more common in Southeast Asia, which mainly affects women of reproductive age. The clinical presentation is nonspecific, with signs and symptoms that vary according to the affected arterial segment. The most commonly affected vessel is the subclavian artery, while renal artery stenosis is relatively uncommon. Cardiac involvement and association with other diseases may also be present. We present in this report the case of an elderly patient with late diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis and various comorbidities or related complications.

  7. Takayasu Arteritis with Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis and Left Subclavian Artery Stenosis in Pregnancy.

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    Nalini, Sharma; Santa, Singh Ahanthem

    2015-09-01

    Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a rare, systemic, chronic inflammatory, progressive, idiopathic disease of aorta and its main branches. It causes narrowing, occlusion and aneurysm of arteries. It affects mainly young females in about 80-90% of cases (young female arteritis). TA has adverse effect on pregnancy in the form of abortion, superimposed preeclampsia, IUGR (Intrauterine growth restriction), IUFD (intrauterine fetal death), abruption and CCF (congestive cardiac failure). Careful assessment, treatment of TA complication, regular antenatal followup and multidisciplinary approach involving obstetrician, cardiologist, rheumatologist and anaesthetist improve maternal and fetal outcome. We described here a case of pregnancy with TA with bilateral renal artery stenosis and left subclavian artery stenosis. PMID:26500964

  8. Takayasu’s Arteritis with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Rare Association

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    Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We report the case of a 24-year-old nondiabetic, nonhypertensive lady with history of fatigue, dyspnoea and limb claudication. She has been diagnosed with Takayasu’s arteritis. Subsequently she developed rash, alopecia, joint pain, and various other laboratory abnormalities which led to a diagnosis of SLE. Takayasu’s arteritis (TA rarely coexists with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE. The absence of specific SLE markers in patients with TA who subsequently develop SLE suggests that the coexistence of these conditions may be coincidental. The antiphospholipid syndrome in patients with SLE may mimic the occlusive vasculitis of TA.

  9. The activation pattern of macrophages in giant cell (temporal) arteritis and primary angiitis of the central nervous system.

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    Mihm, Bernhard; Bergmann, Markus; Brück, Wolfgang; Probst-Cousin, Stefan

    2014-06-01

    To determine if the pattern of macrophage activation reflects differences in the pathogenesis and clinical presentation of giant cell arteritis and primary angiitis of the central nervous system, specimens of 10 patients with giant cell arteritis and five with primary angiitis of the central nervous system were immunohistochemically studied and the expression of the macrophage activation markers 27E10, MRP14, MRP8 and 25F9 was determined in the vasculitic infiltrates. Thus, a partly different expression pattern of macrophage activation markers in giant cell arteritis and primary angiitis of the central nervous system was observed. The group comparison revealed that giant cell arteritis cases had significantly higher numbers of acute activated MRP14-positive macrophages, whereas primary angiitis of the central nervous system is characterized by a tendency toward more MRP8-positive intermediate/late activated macrophages. Furthermore, in giant cell arteritis comparably fewer CD8-positive lymphocytes were observed. These observations suggest, that despite their histopathological similarities, giant cell arteritis and primary angiitis of the central nervous system appear to represent either distinct entities within the spectrum of granulomatous vasculitides or different stages of similar disease processes. Their discrete clinical presentation is reflected by different activation patterns of macrophages, which may characterize giant cell arteritis as a more acute process and primary angiitis of the central nervous system as a more advanced inflammatory process.

  10. Surgical treatment of brachiocephalic vessel involvement in Takayasu's arteritis

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    WU Xin; DUAN Hong-yong; GU Yong-quan; LI Jian-xin; CHEN Bing; WANG Zhong-gao; ZHANG Jian

    2010-01-01

    Background Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a chronic idiopathic inflammatory disease that affects large and medium size arteries. The brachiocephalic trunk is the most frequently involved site in TA, and multi-vessel lesions are common. Surgical treatment includes vessel reconstruction surgery and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). Herein, we report our preliminary experience with surgical treatment of cerebral ischemia caused by cervical arterial lesions due to TA.Methods From January 2000 to December 2007, 38 patients with cerebral ischemia caused by cervical arterial occlusive lesions due to TA were treated surgically. There were three males and 35 females, with an age range of 15-42 years (mean 26.5 years). All patients had operative repairs undertaken. Twenty eight patients received bypass operation and 10 patients received percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. One case with coronary stenosis received coronary artery bypass simultaneously. Patients were followed up for 11 months to eight years.Results There were no peri-operative deaths in cerebrovascular reconstruction patients. Symptoms of cerebral ischemia were improved or cured in 25 of 38 patients. There was a low incidence of cerebral reperfusion syndrome. Two patients died at five and seven years after surgery due to heart failure. Another 8 patients (20%) required further surgery for stenosis (5 patients) or anastomotic aneurysms (3 patients). Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty was performed successfully for treatment of aortic and renal lesions. Repeated angioplasty for revascularization was performed in six PTA cases with restenosis after 5-24 months.Conclusions When cerebral perfusion has potential to be affected by TA, a definitive corrective procedure is advised when the patient is relatively stable. Although the recurrence rate is very high, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is the first choice procedure. Bypass operation is optimal for brachiocephalic-vessel involvement in TA

  11. Three Presentations of Takayasu’s Arteritis in Hispanic Patients

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    Ramy Magdy Hanna

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Takayasu’s arteritis (TA is a medium and large vessel vasculitis, defined as a nonspecific aortitis that usually involves the aorta and its branches Kobayashi and Numano (2002. Its etiology remains unclear, and its complications are diverse and severe, including stenosis of the thoracic and abdominal aorta, aortic valve damage and regurgitation, and stenosis of the branches of the aorta. Carotid stenosis, coronary artery aneurysms, and renal artery stenosis resulting in renovascular hypertension are also reported sequellae of TA Kobayashi and Numano (2002. The disease was first described in Japan, but has also been diagnosed in India and Mexico Johnston (2002. Its incidence in the United States has been quoted as 2.6 patients per 1,000,000 people/year Johnston (2002. In Japan, its incidence is 3.6 patients per 1,000,000 patients/year and prevalence is 7.85 patients per 100,000 per year Morita et al. (1996. The natural history of this disease, which is commonly present in Asian populations, has only recently been studied in Hispanic patients despite the notable incidence and prevalence of TA in Mexican, South American, and Indian populations (Johnston 2002, Gamarra et al. 2010 . We present three cases of Hispanic patients who presented with TA at Olive-View-UCLA Medical Center (OVMC. We review their clinical and radiographic presentations. Finally, we review the literature to compare the clinical features of our three patients with data regarding the presentation of TA in more traditional Asian populations.

  12. Temporal artery biopsy is not required in all cases of suspected giant cell arteritis.

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    Quinn, Edel Marie

    2012-07-01

    Temporal artery biopsy (TAB) is performed during the diagnostic workup for giant cell arteritis (GCA), a vasculitis with the potential to cause irreversible blindness or stroke. However, treatment is often started on clinical grounds, and TAB result frequently does not influence patient management. The aim of this study was to assess the need for TAB in cases of suspected GCA.

  13. Takayasu's arteritis following Crohn's disease in a young woman: Any evidence for a common pathogenesis?

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    Melissa AL Farrant; Justin C Mason; Newton ACS Wong; Robert J Longman

    2008-01-01

    Takayasu's arteritis and Crohn's disease are chronic inflammatory diseases of uncertain aetiology. They rarely occur together, with only twenty nine cases of co-existent Takayasu's arteritis and Crohn's disease reported in the literature. In 88% of these cases, Takayasu's arteritis was diagnosed simultaneously or following a diagnosis of Crohn's disease. We present a case of a young Caucasian medical student, incidentally found to have bilateral carotid bruits on auscultation by a colleague. Magnetic resonance angiography revealed stenoses of the common carotid arteries with established collaterals, and a diagnosis of Type 1 Takayasu's arteritis was made. An 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography scan revealed no active disease. Nine months later, she presented with a short history of abdominal pain, vomiting and abdominal distension. Barium follow-through and computer tomography revealed a terminal ileal stricture and proximal small bowel dilation. An extended right hemicoloectomy was performed and histopathology supported a diagnosis of Crohn's disease. This case report is presented with a particular focus on the temporal relationship between these two disease processes and explores whether their concurrence is more than just co-incidence.

  14. Eosinophillic myocarditis and coronary arteritis in a fatal case of asthma

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    Rupani Asha

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    Full Text Available Mortality is very unusual in the case of asthma. We recently came across a fatal case of asthma which showed a rare combination of unusual complications like eosinophilic myocarditis, coronary arteritis, biventricular cardiac hypertrophy, eosinophilic pneumonitis and pulmonary hypertension.

  15. Exertional dyspnea as initial manifestation of Takayasu's arteritis – A case report and literature review

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    Bachmann Lucas M

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Takayasu's arteritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that usually affects the aorta, its primary branches and occasionally the pulmonary and coronary arteries. Female gender in reproductive age and Asian origin are known factors associated with higher disease prevalence. The clinical manifestations vary considerably and are typically caused by limb or organ ischemia illness and fever. The estimated incidence rate in the western world is 2.6 cases per million persons per year. Occasionally, exertional dyspnea can be the sole primary clinical manifestation of Takayasu's arteritis. Case presentation We report the case of a 57-year-old woman who was referred to our institution with increasing exertional dyspnea caused by pulmonary artery involvement in Takayasu's arteritis. In a review of the literature we discuss demographic data, clinical and radiographic findings and available therapeutic options. Conclusions Dyspnea due to pulmonary artery involvement can be the initial symptom of Takayasu's arteritis. Simple clinical tests, including a complete pulse-status and blood pressure measuring at both arms can lead to the right diagnosis and should always be done beyond the auscultation of the heart and lungs in patients with dyspnea.

  16. Color doppler sonography of patients with temporal arteritis: Comparison with normal superficial temporal artery

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    To evaluate the color doppler sonographic findings of superficial temporal artery of patients with temporal arteritis in comparison with normal superficial temporal artery. The superficial temporal arteries and their frontal and parietal branches were examined by color doppler sonography in 6 patients with temporal arteritis and 30 normal controls. Vessel diameter, vessel wall thickness, peak systolic velocity, end-diastolic velocity and resistive index in proximal and distal portion of superficial temporal arteries and their frontal and parietal branches were examined. For statistical analysis, Student's t-test was used and a p-value<0.01 was considered significant. Mean vessel wall thickness, peak systolic velocity in patients with temporal arteritis were 0.63 0.08 mm and 49.25 11.93 cm/sec,respectively inproximal superficial temporal arteries; 0.63 0.17 mm and 30.53 11.57 cm/sec in distal superficial temporal arteries. Mean vessel wall thickness of normal branches of superficial temporal arteries in patients with temporal arteries was 0.62 0.11 mm. The vessel wall superficial temporal arteries and their frontal branches in temporal arteries group was thicker than normal control group (p<0.01). The mean peak velocity of main superficial temporal arteries in temporal arteries group was significantly lower than normal control group (p<0.01). The vessel wall was hypoechoic in temporal arteries group. We obtained various color doppler sonographic findings in patients with temporal arteritis for comparison with normal group. The wall thickness, the peak systolic velocity and wall echogenicity of superficial temporal artery could be useful in diagnosis of temporal arteritis.

  17. F-18 FDG PET/CT Findings of a Patient with Takayasu Arteritis Before and After Therapy

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    Sait Sağer

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Vasculitis is defined as inflammation and necrosis with leukocytic infiltration of the blood vessel wall. Takayasu arteritis is a chronic inflammatory arteritis that primarily involves the aorta and its main branches. A 64-year-old female patient with a 2-month history of fever of unknown origin was presented to our clinic for F-18 FDG PET/CT imaging. Baseline PET/CT images demonstrated intense F-18 FDG uptake in the aorta, bilateral subclavian and brachiocephalic arteries consistent with Takayasu arteritis. After 2 months of immunosuppressive therapy, she was asymptomatic and follow-up FDG PET/CT scan showed almost complete disappearance of large vessels’ F-18 FDG uptake. FDG PET/CT is a sensitive technique for assessing presence of large-vessel vasculitis such as Takayasu arteritis, extent of large-vessel inflammation and disease activity after therapy. (MIRT 2012;21:32-34

  18. Overvågning af rødlistede arter 1998. Danmark

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    Sammenfatning og anbefalinger Danmarks Miljøundersøgelser (DMU) har i 1998 undersøgt lokaliteter over hele landet for bestande af udvalgte arter af karplanter, padder og dagsommerfugle. For at gøre rede for status for disse arter er deres recente og mulige levesteder gennemgået fortrinsvis i 1998...... ugunstige, - at fransk bredpande er i voldsom tilbagegang, og at den er i fare for at uddø, - at skovhvidvinge er gået frem fra 1997 til 1998, men at den fortsat er i fare for at uddø, - at kirsebærtakvinge af ukendte årsager næsten er forsvundet, - at perlemorrandøje må betragtes som uddød, - at det ikke...

  19. Serological survey for equine viral arteritis in several municipalities in the Orinoquia region of Colombia

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    Agustín Góngora O; María Barrandeguy; Karl Ciuoderis A.

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    ABSTRACTObjective. The goal of this study was to determine the current status of the Equine Arteritis virus (EAV) in horse populations in the Orinoquia region of Colombia. Materials and methods. A transversal study was conducted by serological survey of equine (n=100) from 11 municipalities of the Colombian Orinoquia region. Serum samples were tested by virus seroneutralization assay according to the guidelines provided by the World Organization for Animal Health. Results. After testing was c...

  20. Cerebral Aspergillus arteritis with bland infarcts: A report of two patients with poor outcome

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    Uppin Megha

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Two patients with cerebrovascular aspergillosis, in the form of arteritis, thrombosis and bland infarcts are reported. One patient had systemic lupus erythematosus with disseminated aspergillosis in lungs, kidneys and brain. The other patient was immunocompetent and had sphenoid sinusitis. Both the patients were diagnosed at autopsy only, despite extensive imaging and laboratory studies. High index of clinical suspicion and early aggressive antifungal therapy are required since definite diagnostic modalities are not available.

  1. Takayasu's arteritis: Is it a reversible disease? Case Report and Literature Review

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    Hedna, Vishnumurthy Shushrutha; Patel, Akhil; Bidari, Sharathchandra; Elder, Melissa; Hoh, Brian L.; Yachnis, Anthony; Waters, Michael F.

    2012-01-01

    Background: Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare and potentially devastating condition leading to prolonged morbidity and even death. Case Description: We report an 18-year-old female presenting with an acute ischemic stroke treated with intravenous thrombolysis and subsequent endovascular therapy (ET) with excellent results followed by chronic treatment with immunosuppressants after a formal diagnosis of TA. Following immunosupression, improvement was noted in critical stenoses of the extracr...

  2. Takayasu’s arteritis. A concise review and some observations on a putative case reported by Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1761

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    G. Zanchin

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The discovery of Takayasu’s arteritis is likely to date back as far as 1830, owing to the first description of the Japanese Rokushu Yamamoto. Thereafter, several authors from certain geographical areas and in various historical periods described such a vascular disorder, by introducing a quantity of definitions. At present, it is defined as an eponymic disease, namely Takayasu’s arteritis, since Makito Takayasu, a Japanese ophtalmologist, reported in 1908 the clinical history of a woman showing some particular retinal anastomotic shunts of arterioles and venules. In the present study the description of an about 40 year-old woman suffering from a pulseless disease, as reported by Giovanni Battista Morgagni in 1761, is summarized. Such a description could be the first case report of Takayasu’s arteritis, according to some previous literature data and our critical analysis.

  3. A case of MCTD overlapped by Takayasu's arteritis, presenting Raynaud's phenomenon as the initial manifestation of both diseases.

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    Lim, Mie Jin; Kwon, Seong Ryul; Kim, Sang Gu; Park, Won

    2009-04-01

    Raynaud's phenomenon is characteristic three-phase color change of digits that occurs when hands are exposed to cold and subsequently rewarmed. Raynaud's phenomenon has many possible causes, but evaluation tends to focus on a few notorious etiologies, such as, connective tissue diseases. Thus, having reached a diagnosis, detailed physical exam to rule out other possible causes is often not performed. The authors present a case of mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) and Takayasu's arteritis overlap in a woman, who showed Raynaud's phenomenon as an initial manifestation. She was first diagnosed as having MCTD, but her treatment did not improve the persistent Raynaud's phenomenon. Several years later, follow-up chest CT showed underlying Takayasu's arteritis and a subsequent physical examination revealed that typical abnormalities consistent with Takayasu's arteritis were present. The authors advocate thorough history taking and complete physical examinations on a routine basis to help unearth other underlying causes.

  4. Takayasu’s Arteritis and Crohn’s Disease in a Young Hispanic Female

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    Namrata Singh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Takayasu’s arteritis (TA and Crohn’s disease (CD are chronic inflammatory granulomatous disorders of undetermined etiology. TA is a large vessel vasculitis with a predilection for the aorta and its branches in young women of Asian descent; whereas CD has characteristic gastrointestinal manifestations more prevalent in young Caucasians. We describe a case of both diseases in a young Hispanic female, review the literature, and impart new insight on possible genetic linkage and the role of interleukin 12 B (IL-12B as the common autoimmune mechanism and potential therapeutic target in this rare disease combination.

  5. Association between IL-18 gene polymorphisms and biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis

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    Palomino-Morales, Rogelio; Vázquez-Rodríguez, Tomás R.; Torres, Orlando; Morado, Inmaculada C.; S. Castañeda; Miranda-Filloy, J. A.; Callejas-Rubio, J. L.; Fernández-Gutiérrez, B.; González-Gay, M. A.; Martín, J.

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    Introduction The objective was to investigate the potential implication of the IL18 gene promoter polymorphisms in the susceptibility to giant-cell arteritis (GCA). Methods In total, 212 patients diagnosed with biopsy-proven GCA were included in this study. DNA from patients and matched controls was obtained from peripheral blood. Samples were genotyped for the IL18-137 G>C (rs187238), the IL18-607 C>A (rs1946518), and the IL18-1297 T>C (rs360719) gene polymorphisms with polymerase chain reac...

  6. Bilateral Blindness in a Patient With Temporal Arteritis After Wisdom Tooth Extraction.

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    Tartaglia, Gianluca Martino; Maiorana, Carlo; Sforza, Chiarella

    2016-03-01

    A 78-year-old woman reported pain in her right hemiface (middle and upper portions) together with nuchal headache, some days after upper right wisdom tooth extraction. She was treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs by her dentist. Three weeks later, a localized headache over her right superficial temporal artery was reported, and progressive bilateral blindness appeared. A biopsy showed a late stage of temporal arteritis. All the symptoms disappeared following corticosteroid treatment, except blindness. The possible complications linking oral bacteria and extraoral infections and diseases should always be attentively considered during the clinical management of fragile patients.

  7. Giant Cell Arteritis in a 12-Year-Old Girl Presenting with Nephrotic Syndrome

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    Zeinab A. El-Sayed

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Giant cell arteritis (GCA is rare in children. The kidneys are generally spared. We present a case of GCA in a 12-year-old girl with severe headache and tender scalp especially over the right temporal area. The right superficial temporal artery was cord like and nodular and the pulsations were barely felt. Several small tender nodular swellings were felt in the occipital area. She had been previously diagnosed as a case of nephrotic syndrome due to underlying membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. This report is aimed at drawing attention to this rare form of vasculitis in children aiming at decreasing its morbidities.

  8. Estudio inmunogenético e inmunohistoquímico de la arteritis de Horton

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    Cid Xutglà, M. Cinta

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    [spa] INTRODUCCIÓN:La etiopatogenia de la arteritis temporal (AT) es poco conocida. Estudios epidemiológicos sugieren una perdisposición genética a padecer la enfermedad. Por otro lado, la excelente respuesta clínica al tratamiento con corticosteroides y la frecuente demostración en estos pacientes de anomalías inmunológicas inespecíficas como complejos inmunes circulantes y disminución de linfocitos CD8, entre otras, sugieren la participación de fenómenos de autoinmunidad en su patogenia. En...

  9. Subclavian artery stenosis caused by non-specific arteritis (Takayasu disease): treatment with Palmaz stent

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    Maskovic, J.; Jankovic, S.; Lusic, I.; Cambj-Sapunar, L.; Mimica, Z.; Bacic, A

    1999-09-01

    A 32-year old woman was admitted to the hospital with a sudden onset of right-sided hemiplegia and aphasia. Immediate angiographic examination revealed a severe form of type I Takayasu arteritis with occlusion of all supra-aortic vessels, with the exception of the left subclavian artery which was, however, almost completely occluded 1 cm proximal to the origin of the left vertebral artery. Since the latter provided the entire blood supply to the brain tissues, an immediate attempt was undertaken to dilate the left subclavian artery; when this was unrewarding, stenting of the lesion was successfully accomplished with excellent primary and 6-month follow-up results.

  10. Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia with giant cell arteritis and pulmonary mucormycosis

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    Ryan A. Denu

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL is characterized by a low CD4+ lymphocyte count in the absence of HIV or other underlying etiologies. We report a case of a 57-year old man with ICL and giant cell arteritis (GCA who developed pulmonary mucormycosis, which, to our knowledge, is the first report of these occurring in a patient with ICL. Abnormally low total lymphocyte or CD4+ cell counts occurring in patients with autoimmune disorders should alert clinicians to the possibility of ICL. Immunosuppressive treatment should be used with caution in this context.

  11. Arteritis with left carotid artery thrombosis produced by Salmonella enteritides. Study with CT, MR and angiography with digital subtraction. Arteritis con trombosis carotidea izquierda por Salmonella enteritidis. Estudio con TC, RM y angiografia con sustraccion digital

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    Iribarren Marin, M.A.; Fernandez Cruz, J.; Serrano Gotarredona, P.; Reyes Dominguez, M.J. (Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocio, Sevilla (Spain))

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    We present a case of suppurative arteritis of left common carotid artery produced by Salmonella enteritides in a 66-year-old man. We show the findings obtained by CT, MR and selective arteriography of the supra-aortic branches. We review this uncommon disorder. (Author)

  12. Mannose-binding lectin variant alleles and HLA-DR4 alleles are associated with giant cell arteritis

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    Jacobsen, Soren; Baslund, Bo; Madsen, Hans Ole;

    2002-01-01

    To determine whether variant alleles of the mannose-binding lectin (MBL) gene causing low serum concentrations of MBL and/or polymorphisms of HLA-DRB1 are associated with increased susceptibility to polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) or particular clinical phenotypes of PMR/GCA....

  13. Ventilation-perfusion lung scan for the detection of pulmonary involvement in Takayasu's arteritis

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    The aim of study was to analyse ventilation and perfusion (V/Q) lung scan findings in a series of Italian patients with Takayasu's arteritis. Eighteen consecutive patients underwent V/Q lung planar scintigraphy and single-photon emission tomography (SPET). Before perfusion scan acquisition was started, a first-pass study with 99mTc-macroaggregates of albumin was performed to assess the right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF). All patients had normal chest X-rays and were symptom free at the time of the investigation. They also underwent echocardiography to evaluate pulmonary artery pressure and in 13 patients respiratory function tests were performed. In four patients, perfusion lung scan was repeated after 1 year. In 10/18 patients (55.5%), 43 unmatched lobar, segmental or subsegmental perfusion defects were found on planar images; ventilation scintigraphy was normal in all cases. On SPET images, 55 defects were found; no defects were found with SPET in the remaining patients who had normal planar images. All patients had normal RVEF and 5/13 patients had mild restrictive-obstructive lung disease. The pulmonary artery pressure was increased in two patients with perfusion defects. In the four patients who had repeat scintigraphy, all defects remained unchanged. The prevalence of lung perfusion abnormalities observed in Italian patients with Takayasu's arteritis is within the range of values reported in other countries, and V/Q planar scintigraphy is sufficient for the screening of patients. (orig.)

  14. A Model of Left Ventricular Dysfunction Complicated by CAWS Arteritis in DBA/2 Mice

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    Naoto Hirata

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available It was reported previously that a Candida albicans water-soluble fraction (CAWS, including a mannoprotein and β-glucan complex, has strong potency in inducing fatal necrotizing arteritis in DBA/2 mice. In this study, histopathological changes and cardiac function were investigated in this system. One mg/day of CAWS was given to DBA/2 mice via peritoneal injection for five days. The CAWS-treated DBA/2 mice were induced aortitis and died at an incidence of 100% within several weeks. Histological findings included stenosis in the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT and severe inflammatory changes of the aortic valve with fibrinoid necrosis. Cardiomegaly was observed and heart weight increased 1.62 fold (<0.01. Echocardiography revealed a severe reduction in contractility and dilatation of the cavity in the left ventricle (LV: LV fractional shortening (LVFS decreased from 71% to 38% (<0.01, and the LV end-diastolic diameter (LVDd increased from 2.21 mm to 3.26 mm (<0.01. The titer of BNP mRNA increased in the CAWS-treated group. Severe inflammatory changes resulting from CAWS brought about lethal LV dysfunction by aortic valve deformation with LVOT stenosis. This system is proposed as an easy and useful experimental model of heart failure because CAWS arteritis can be induced by CAWS injection alone.

  15. Arteritis de Takayasu de evolución fulminante en una paciente pediátrica

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    Maikel Vargas-Sanabria

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Se presenta el caso de una lactante de 4 meses, conocida sana, con un cuadro de 4 días de evolución, inicialmente inespecífico, que el último día se tornó fulminante, con signos francos de hipoperfusión tisular, que la llevaron a 2 paros cardiorrespiratorios y a la muerte. Al realizarse la autopsia médico legal y el estudio histopatológico se encontró una vasculitis de grandes vasos, correspondiente con enfermedad de Takayasu. La arteritis de Takayasu es por sí misma muy poco frecuente en el hemisferio occidental, esto aunado a que se manifieste en una lactante caucásica con evolución fulminante, constituye una entidad extremadamente rara y por lo tanto de interés para un diagnóstico más expedito.Abstract We present the case of a previously healthy 4 monthsold child, , who suffered a 4 day illness, unspecific at the beginning, but during her last day showed signs of tissue hipoperfusion, had 2 cardicac arrests and died. The forensic autopsy and histological examination demonstrated great vessels vasculitis. This findings are compatible with Takayasu’s arteritis. Takayasu is a very uncommon disease in the occidental hemisphere, and is also unusual in caucasic children and uncommonly has a lethal outcome.

  16. Giant cell arteritis or tension-type headache?: A differential diagnostic dilemma

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    Rana, Abdul Qayyum; Saeed, Usman; Khan, Osama A.; Qureshi, Abdul Rehman M.; Paul, Dion

    2014-01-01

    Giant cell arteritis (GCA) or Temporal arteritis (TA) is an autoimmune disease and the most common type of vasculitis in the elderly. It causes inflammation of the medium and large arteries in the upper part of the body. GCA is an under-recognized cause of  head aches in the elderly, especially when it presents itself with atypical features, resulting in delayed or incorrect diagnosis. Since GCA is a treatable condition, an accurate diagnosis is crucial to prevent the most serious complication of CGA, permanent vision loss. The diagnosis can be further complicated as GCA may present with features of other painful neurological conditions. The present case is an 81-year-old woman diagnosed with GCA, who initially presented with features similar to tension-type headache. Due to overlapping features of these conditions, the diagnosis of GCA was delayed, resulting in irreversible vision loss. Although previous research highlights diagnostic dilemmas featuring GCA and other disease states, this case is exclusive in describing a unique dilemma where tension-type headache mimics GCA. PMID:25288850

  17. Giant cell arteritis or tension-type headache?: A differential diagnostic dilemma

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    Abdul Qayyum Rana

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Giant cell arteritis (GCA or Temporal arteritis (TA is an autoimmune disease and the most common type of vasculitis in the elderly. It causes inflammation of the medium and large arteries in the upper part of the body. GCA is an under-recognized cause of  head aches in the elderly, especially when it presents itself with atypical features, resulting in delayed or incorrect diagnosis. Since GCA is a treatable condition, an accurate diagnosis is crucial to prevent the most serious complication of CGA, permanent vision loss. The diagnosis can be further complicated as GCA may present with features of other painful neurological conditions. The present case is an 81-year-old woman diagnosed with GCA, who initially presented with features similar to tension-type headache. Due to overlapping features of these conditions, the diagnosis of GCA was delayed, resulting in irreversible vision loss. Although previous research highlights diagnostic dilemmas featuring GCA and other disease states, this case is exclusive in describing a unique dilemma where tension-type headache mimics GCA.

  18. THE CASE OF THE GIANT-CELL ARTERITIS MANIFESTED AS DORSOLATERAL MEDULLARY INFARCTION

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    V. S. Akimov

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The case of a giant-cell arteritis is presented. First clinical signs of the disease were fewer and development of infarction in the basin of the left vertebral artery. Magnetic resonance angiography showed its prolonged diminution. Laboratory results were remarkable for the high rate of erythrocyte sedimentation and the increase of C-reactive protein (CRP concentration. Physical examination revealed acrotism in temporal arteries. Diagnosis was proven by biopsy results which included giant multinucleate cells. Authors discuss problems of diagnosis of the disease, the role of radiological methods (angio-ultrasonography, magnetic resonance and computed tomography aided angiography, positron-emission tomography and the necessity to pay particular attention to the elderly patients with high rate of erythrocyte sedimentation and the increased CRP concentration.

  19. Arteritis de Takayasu de evolución fulminante en una paciente pediátrica

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    Maikel Vargas-Sanabria

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Se presenta el caso de una lactante de 4 meses, conocida sana, con un cuadro de 4 días de evolución, inicialmente inespecífico, que el último día se tornó fulminante, con signos francos de hipoperfusión tisular, que la llevaron a 2 paros cardiorrespiratorios y a la muerte. Al realizarse la autopsia médico legal y el estudio histopatológico se encontró una vasculitis de grandes vasos, correspondiente con enfermedad de Takayasu. La arteritis de Takayasu es por sí misma muy poco frecuente en el hemisferio occidental, esto aunado a que se manifieste en una lactante caucásica con evolución fulminante, constituye una entidad extremadamente rara y por lo tanto de interés para un diagnóstico más expedito.

  20. YKL-40 in giant cells and macrophages from patients with giant cell arteritis

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    Johansen, J S; Baslund, B; Garbarsch, C;

    1999-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: YKL-40, a mammalian member of the family 18 glycosyl hydrolases, is secreted by activated macrophages at a late stage of differentiation. Macrophages are present in inflammation of the arterial wall and are thought to participate in the pathogenesis of giant cell arteritis (GCA). The aim...... of this study was to evaluate whether macrophages and giant cells of patients with GCA produce YKL-40, and whether serum YKL-40 concentrations are elevated in these patients. METHODS: Serum YKL-40 was determined by radioimmunoassay in 19 patients with GCA and 8 patients with polymyalgia rheumatica...... (PMR) who were followed up prospectively during 1 year of treatment with prednisolone. Immunohistochemical staining for YKL-40 was performed in temporal artery biopsy samples that were obtained before treatment. RESULTS: In the arteritic vessels of patients with GCA, positive staining for the YKL-40...

  1. Nissl arteritis in meningovascular syphilis and ceftriaxone therapeutic failure. Case report and review

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    Maria Isabel Montes

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available The authors report a case of a 45 year old patient, negative VIH,with recurrent stroke, secondary to meningovascular syphilis andtherapeutic failure with ceftriaxone. The neurosyphilis is due to impairment of the nervous central system for the Treponema pallidumin any stadium of the condition, and includes both asymptomatic andsymptomatic forms of the infection. The forms of presentation arediverse and depend of the location and extension of the lesions. TheMRI shown multiple vascular injuries which reflects the impairment ofsmall blood vessels (Nissl arteritis caused by the Treponema .Thecurrent recommendation of the treatment is with crystalline penicillin G intravenously 4 millions every 4 hours for 14 days. The evidence up to the present time in people’s positive VIH with latent syphilis with or without neurosyphilis treated with ceftriaxone has showned up to 23% of therapeutic failures. There is a lack of information in immunocompetent patients.

  2. Serological survey for equine viral arteritis in several municipalities in the Orinoquia region of Colombia

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    Agustín Góngora O.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The goal of this study was to determine the current status of the Equine Arteritis virus (EAV in horse populations in the Orinoquia region of Colombia. Materials and methods. A transversal study was conducted by serological survey of equine (n=100 from 11 municipalities of the Colombian Orinoquia region. Serum samples were tested by virus seroneutralization assay according to the guidelines provided by the World Organization for Animal Health. Results. After testing was carried out no positives samples to EAV were found in the population analyzed. Conclusions. Although the sample size of the population screened in this study does not represent the total equine population size for the region or the country, data obtained has shown the absence of EAV infection in these animals. However, a wider study area including other regions of the country, with a feasible statistical design, would determine if this infection continues to be an exotic disease for Colombia.

  3. ELA-DRA polymorphisms are not associated with Equine Arteritis Virus infection in horses from Argentina.

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    Kalemkerian, P B; Metz, G E; Peral-Garcia, P; Echeverria, M G; Giovambattista, G; Díaz, S

    2012-12-01

    Polymorphisms at Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) genes have been associated with resistance/susceptibility to infectious diseases in domestic animals. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate whether polymorphisms of the DRA gene the Equine Lymphocyte Antigen is associated with susceptibility to Equine Arteritis Virus (EAV) infection in horses in Argentina. The equine DRA gene was screened for polymorphisms using Pyrosequencing® Technology which allowed the detection of three ELA-DRA exon 2 alleles. Neither allele frequencies nor genotypic differentiation exhibited any statistically significant (P-values=0.788 and 0.745) differences between the EAV-infected and no-infected horses. Fisher's exact test and OR calculations did not show any significant association. As a consequence, no association could be established between the serological condition and ELA-DRA.

  4. Subtotal tongue necrosis in delayed diagnosed giant-cell arteritis: a case report.

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    Biebl, Matthias Oliver; Hugl, Beate; Posch, Lydia; Tzankov, Alexandar; Weber, Florian; Perkmann, Reinhold; Fraedrich, Gustav

    2004-01-01

    Giant-cell arteritis (GCA) is a chronic systemic vasculitis of large- and medium-sized vessels, mainly affecting elderly patients. Headache, vision impairment, jaw claudication, and scalp tenderness are common symptoms. However, diagnosis can be difficult because GCA can affect almost every vascular pathway and lead to a variety of possible manifestations. We report the case of a belated diagnosed GCA, resulting in nearly complete necrosis of the mobile part of the tongue, visual impairment, and neurologic as well as intestinal ischemic symptoms. Aggressive immunosuppressive treatment resolved the symptoms, but the patient remained severely morbid because of bilateral necrosis of the mobile part of the tongue. In any case of unclear ischemic symptoms in an elderly patient, one must keep GCA in mind as the possible culprit disease.

  5. 18F-FDG PET/CT for Detection Sarcoma of the Aorta in a Patient with Takayasu Arteritis

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    Yakahashi, Tomoko; Watanabe, Naoto; Wakasa Minoru; Kajinami, Kouji; Tonami, Hisao [Kazazawa Medical Univ., Ishikawa (Japan)

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    Sarcoma of the aorta is extremely rare; however, 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) imaging is a useful modality for detecting malignant tumors, including various sarcomas. We report on a case of sarcoma of the aorta associated concomitantly with Takayasu arteritis. The 18F-FDG PET/CT detected an abnormal increased up take in an aortic mass of the descending thoracic aorta, thoracic vertebra, and ilium. The standardized uptake value (SUV) of 18F-FDG in the aortic mass was 21.7, suggesting that 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging may be useful for detecting sarcoma of the aorta associated with Takayasu arteritis and bone metatases during treatment.

  6. Association of FCGR2A and FCGR2A-FCGR3A haplotypes with susceptibility to giant cell arteritis

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    Morgan, Ann W.; Robinson, Jim I; Barrett, Jennifer H; Martín, J.; Walker, Amy; Babbage, Sarah J; Ollier, W E R; González-Gay, M. A.; Isaacs, John D

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    The Fc gamma receptors have been shown to play important roles in the initiation and regulation of many immunological and inflammatory processes and to amplify and refine the immune response to an infection. We have investigated the hypothesis that polymorphism within the FCGR genetic locus is associated with giant cell arteritis (GCA). Biallelic polymorphisms in FCGR2A, FCGR3A, FCGR3B and FCGR2B were examined for association with biopsy-proven GCA (n = 85) and healthy ...

  7. Identification of the PTPN22 functional variant R620W as susceptibility genetic factor for giant cell arteritis

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    Serrano, A.; A. Márquez; Mackie, SL; Carmona, FD; Solans, R.; Miranda-Filloy, JA; Hernández-Rodríguez, J; Cid, MC; S. Castañeda; Morado, IC; Narváez, J.; R. Blanco; Sopeña, B; García-Villanueva, MJ; Monfort, J.

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    Objective: To analyse the role of the PTPN22 and CSK genes, previously associated with autoimmunity, in the predisposition and clinical phenotypes of giant cell arteritis (GCA). Methods: Our study population was composed of 911 patients diagnosed with biopsy-proven GCA and 8136 unaffected controls from a Spanish discovery cohort and three additional independent replication cohorts from Germany, Norway and the UK. Two functional PTPN22 polymorphisms (rs2476601/R620W and rs33996649/R263Q) and t...

  8. Surgical Repair of Abdominal Aortic and Renal Artery Aneurysms in Takayasu's Arteritis.

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    Wetstein, Paul J; Clark, Margaret E; Cafasso, Danielle E; Golarz, Scott R; Ayubi, Farhan S; Kellicut, Dwight C

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    Takayasu's arteritis is a large vessel vasculitis that can be a challenging diagnosis to make and has a varied clinical presentation. Management largely depends on affected vessel disease severity and individual patient considerations. The diagnosis must be considered in a young patient with large vessel aneurysms. We present a case of a 30 year-old woman of Pacific Islander descent who presented to the Tripler Army medical Center Vascular Surgery Department in Honolulu, Hawai'i seeking repair of her abdominal aortic and renal artery aneurysms prior to conception. A 30 year-old Pacific Islander woman with a history of a saccular abdominal aortic aneurysm and renal artery aneurysms presented to our clinic seeking vascular surgery consultation prior to a planned pregnancy. She had a renal artery stent placed at an outside institution for hypertension. She met the diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis by Sharma's criteria. Physical exam was significant for a palpable, pulsatile, abdominal mass and CT angiography revealed a saccular irregular-appearing infra-renal abdominal aortic aneurysm, extending to the aortic bifurcation, with a maximum diameter of 3.3 cm. A right renal artery aneurysm was also identified proximally, contiguous with the aorta, with a maximal transverse diameter of 1.7 cm. The patient underwent a supraceliac bypass to the right renal artery with a 7 mm Dacron graft, as well as excision of the right renal artery aneurysm. The abdominal aortic aneurysm was replaced using a Hemashield Dacron bifurcated 14 mm x 7 mm bypass graft. Intraoperative measurements of the renal artery aneurysm were 1.5 x 1.5 cm and the saccular appearing distal abdominal aortic aneurysm measured 3.6 x 3.3 cm. The patient was discharged from the hospital 7 days post-operatively. At 1-year follow up, CT scan of the abdominal aorta revealed the repair was without any evidence of aneurysm formation, anastomotic pseudoaneurysm formation, or areas of stenosis. She has remained

  9. Mycobacterium theory regarding pathogenesis of Takayasu’s arteritis: Numerous unsolved dilemmas

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Takayasu’s arteritis (TA, but there is no direct evidence substantiating the association. Several cases series and laboratory studies provide indirect evidence on the role of Mtb and other related species in the immunopathogenesis of TA. This association could be explained by the molecular mimicry between mycobacterium heat shock protein (mHSP 65 and the human homologue (hHSP60 driving immune response in TA. Two different histopathological studies that have evaluated the presence of mycobacteria in aortic tissue have reported contradictory results. This may be due to regional differences in the prevalence of Mtb, ethnicity, and study methodology. Recent progress in identifying susceptibility genes and study of TNFα-308 gene polymorphism has opened up new avenues for research on mycobacterium theory. Based on the currently available data, three different models have been proposed. Among these, two models favor the mycobacterium theory, while one does not. Transcriptomic and proteomic studies of mycobacteria could help in identifying specific or common traits of mycobacteria that are relevant to the development and reactivation of TA.

  10. HLA class II genes polymorphism in DR4 giant cell arteritis patients.

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    Bignon, J D; Ferec, C; Barrier, J; Pennec, Y; Verlingue, C; Cheneau, M L; Lucas, V; Muller, J Y; Saleun, J P

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    We have previously reported a significant increase of HLA-DR4 antigen frequency in giant cell arteritis (GCA). This finding suggested an important role of immunogenetic factors in this syndrome. Recent data suggest that inherited susceptibility to several autoimmune diseases was associated with specific DR4 associated DQ beta alleles. DNAs from 27 DR4 positive patients with GCA were digested with Taq I and Bam HI, analysed on 0.7% agarose gel and hybridized with DR beta, DQ alpha and DQ beta probes. DR beta hybridization produced no variant detectable within DR4. DQ beta probe confirmed two clusters among DR4 associated DQW3 alleles: DQW 3.1 (Bam HI 360 Kb) and DQw 3.2 (Taq I 1.9 Kb and Bam HI 11 Kb). Among our 27 DR4 positive patients, 34% were DQW 3.1 and 66% were DQW 3.2. These frequencies are the same as those observed in healthy controls. PMID:2906182

  11. Giant cell arteritis. Part III. New trends in its treatment (role of genetically engineered drugs

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    Azamat Makhmudovich Satybaldyev

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Giant cell arteritis (GCA is a well-known vasculitis sensitive to glucocorticoid (GC immuno-suppression. However, during long-term treatment there may be many adverse reactions that remain a serious problem so far. Since GCA encompasses a broad spectrum of clinical subtypes, ranging from severe visual loss and neurological deficits to isolated systemic signs, its treatment must be adjusted specially to each case. The literature contains contradicting recommendations for the therapy for GCA. The paper considers different treatment options for GCA, including that with neuro-ophthalmic and neurological complications, as well as the evidence for their possible adjuvant therapies. Although there is no randomized controlled clinical trial in GCA with ocular and neurological complications, the data available in the literature suggest that these patients are recommended to be admitted for high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone, monitoring, and prevention of GC-induced complications. It is expedient to use aspirin in these cases. The evidence supporting the use of methotrexate, as well as genetically engineered agents (GEAs, infliximab, etanercept as steroid-sparing agents is discussed. Cases of using individual GEAs (adalimumab, tocilizumab and rituximab as an alternative to GC monotherapy are described. It is concluded that there is a need for extended clinical trials evaluating the most effective and safe GC-sparing drugs.

  12. Acute Myocardial Infarction with Left Ventricular Failure as an Initial Presentation of Takayasu's Arteritis.

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    Saxena, Amrish; Sontakke, Tushar R; Mishra, Deepankar; Saxena, Shilpa; Banode, Pankaj

    2016-05-01

    Takayasu's Arteritis (TA) is an uncommon chronic inflammatory and stenotic disease of medium and large-sized arteries characterized by a strong predilection for the aortic arch and its major branches. We report a rare manifestation of TA in a 16-year-old female with no previous history of heart disease who presented with heart failure. She was found to have hypertension and discrepancies of pulses in upper and lower limbs. She developed ST elevated anterior wall myocardial infarction (MI) during hospitalization. Her aortography revealed narrowing of descending thoracic, upper abdominal and infrarenal aorta with significant stenosis of both renal arteries. She was diagnosed as a case of TA on the basis of her clinical profile and arteriography. Her coronary angiography did not reveal any stenosis or occlusion or aneurysm in coronary arteries or at coronary ostia which is in contrast to patients of TA with MI reported in the literature who had focal or diffuse stenosis or aneurysm in the coronaries. PMID:27437287

  13. Acute Myocardial Infarction with Left Ventricular Failure as an Initial Presentation of Takayasu’s Arteritis

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    Sontakke, Tushar R; Mishra, Deepankar; Saxena, Shilpa; Banode, Pankaj

    2016-01-01

    Takayasu’s Arteritis (TA) is an uncommon chronic inflammatory and stenotic disease of medium and large-sized arteries characterized by a strong predilection for the aortic arch and its major branches. We report a rare manifestation of TA in a 16-year-old female with no previous history of heart disease who presented with heart failure. She was found to have hypertension and discrepancies of pulses in upper and lower limbs. She developed ST elevated anterior wall myocardial infarction (MI) during hospitalization. Her aortography revealed narrowing of descending thoracic, upper abdominal and infrarenal aorta with significant stenosis of both renal arteries. She was diagnosed as a case of TA on the basis of her clinical profile and arteriography. Her coronary angiography did not reveal any stenosis or occlusion or aneurysm in coronary arteries or at coronary ostia which is in contrast to patients of TA with MI reported in the literature who had focal or diffuse stenosis or aneurysm in the coronaries. PMID:27437287

  14. A Fatal Case of Acute Steroid Responsive Meningitis Arteritis in a Dog

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    Kwiatkowska Miłosława*, Andrzej Pomianowski and Zbigniew Adamiak1

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Nine years old female boxer was evaluated for progressive tetraparesis, cranial nerve deficits, lethargy and stupor. Serum biochemistry revealed elevated liver enzymes alanine aminotransferase (ALT 379 u/l, asparaginian aminotransferase (AST 55 u/l, alkaline phosphatase (ALP 685 u/l and creatinine kinase (CK 511 u/l, and elevated acute phase proteins C-reactive protein (CRP 70 mg/ml. The cerebrospinal fluid examination revealed a mixed pleocytosis, protein content elevation (315 mg/dl and positive Pandy reaction. Immunoglobulin A (IgA in CSF was elevated (357 µg/ml, CRP was characteristic for a presentation period of disease (70 mg/ml. MRI examination revealed multifocal, diffused lesions in grey matter of frontal, occipital lobes. The white matter lesions were detected in cranial fossa region, thalamus, medulla oblongata and pons. The lesions were enhanced after contrast administration. Ventricular system was compressed; sediment was present in both of them. The biochemistry CSF results and MRI image were characteristic for steroid responsive meningitis arteritis (SRMA.

  15. Long term results of endovascular treatment in renal arterial stenosis from Takayasu arteritis: Angioplasty versus stent placement

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    Park, Hong Suk, E-mail: hongsukpark@gmail.com [Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135-710 Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Do, Young Soo, E-mail: ysdo@skku.edu [Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135-710 Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Park, Kwang Bo, E-mail: kbjh.park@samsung.com [Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135-710 Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Duk-Kyung, E-mail: dukkyung.kim@samsung.com [Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135-710 Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Choo, Sung Wook, E-mail: sw.choo@samsung.com [Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135-710 Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Shin, Sung Wook, E-mail: sw88.shin@samsung.com [Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135-710 Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Sung Ki, E-mail: sungkismc@samsung.com [Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135-710 Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Hyun, Dongho, E-mail: mesentery.hyun@samsung.com [Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135-710 Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Choo, In Wook, E-mail: inwook.choo@samsung.com [Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135-710 Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    Purpose: To retrospectively evaluate and compare the long term patency and antihypertensive effect of angioplasty and stent insertion in renal artery stenosis caused by Takayasu arteritis, with CT angiography and clinical follow-up. Materials and methods: We retrospectively analyzed and compared effects on hypertension and patency of renal artery in 16 patients (age ranging from 16 to 58 years, mean: 32.1 years) with renovascular hypertension caused by Takayasu arteritis who underwent endovascular treatment including angioplasty (n = 13) and stent placement (n = 9) for 22 stenotic renal arteries. Results: Technical success was 95% (21/22) without major complications. In the last follow-up CT angiogram (mean 85 ± 41 months), restenosis was 8% (1/12) in angioplasty and 66% (6/9) in stent. Patency rates of angioplasty were 100%, 91.7%, 91.7% and primary unassisted and primary assisted patency rates of stent placement were 55.6%, 33.3%, 33.3% and 88.9%, 66.7%, 55.6% at 1-, 3- and 5-years, respectively. In clinical follow-up (mean 120 ± 37.8 months, range 48–183 months), beneficial effects on hypertension were obtained in 87% of patients (13/15) and there was no significant difference between the patients who were treated by only angioplasty and the patients who received stent placement in at least one renal artery, regardless of whether or not angioplasty had been performed in the other renal artery. Conclusion: Compared with stent placement, angioplasty demonstrated better long term patency and similar clinical benefit on renovascular hypertension in renal artery stenosis of Takayasu arteritis. We suggest that stent placement should be reserved for obvious angioplasty failure.

  16. Long term results of endovascular treatment in renal arterial stenosis from Takayasu arteritis: Angioplasty versus stent placement

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    Purpose: To retrospectively evaluate and compare the long term patency and antihypertensive effect of angioplasty and stent insertion in renal artery stenosis caused by Takayasu arteritis, with CT angiography and clinical follow-up. Materials and methods: We retrospectively analyzed and compared effects on hypertension and patency of renal artery in 16 patients (age ranging from 16 to 58 years, mean: 32.1 years) with renovascular hypertension caused by Takayasu arteritis who underwent endovascular treatment including angioplasty (n = 13) and stent placement (n = 9) for 22 stenotic renal arteries. Results: Technical success was 95% (21/22) without major complications. In the last follow-up CT angiogram (mean 85 ± 41 months), restenosis was 8% (1/12) in angioplasty and 66% (6/9) in stent. Patency rates of angioplasty were 100%, 91.7%, 91.7% and primary unassisted and primary assisted patency rates of stent placement were 55.6%, 33.3%, 33.3% and 88.9%, 66.7%, 55.6% at 1-, 3- and 5-years, respectively. In clinical follow-up (mean 120 ± 37.8 months, range 48–183 months), beneficial effects on hypertension were obtained in 87% of patients (13/15) and there was no significant difference between the patients who were treated by only angioplasty and the patients who received stent placement in at least one renal artery, regardless of whether or not angioplasty had been performed in the other renal artery. Conclusion: Compared with stent placement, angioplasty demonstrated better long term patency and similar clinical benefit on renovascular hypertension in renal artery stenosis of Takayasu arteritis. We suggest that stent placement should be reserved for obvious angioplasty failure

  17. Incidentally diagnosed Takayasu arteritis on thyroid ultrasonography showing prominent collateral vessels of thyroidal arteries and common carotid artery occlusion

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    We report a case of middle-aged woman incidentally diagnosed with Takayasu arteritis during the ultrasonography of a thyroid gland nodule. Prominent collaterals of the thyroidal arteries and a thin common carotid artery with mural thickening and deficient intraluminal flow signals were initially depicted on the ultrasonography with color Doppler. Subsequent magnetic resonance angiography and computed tomography aortography confirmed the diagnosis with the imaging features of a bilateral long segment common carotid artery occlusion and segmental stenosis of the left subclavian artery in addition to the suggestive physical findings.

  18. Incidentally diagnosed Takayasu arteritis on thyroid ultrasonography showing prominent collateral vessels of thyroidal arteries and common carotid artery occlusion

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    Nam, Se Jin; Kim, Eun Kyung [Dept. of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    We report a case of middle-aged woman incidentally diagnosed with Takayasu arteritis during the ultrasonography of a thyroid gland nodule. Prominent collaterals of the thyroidal arteries and a thin common carotid artery with mural thickening and deficient intraluminal flow signals were initially depicted on the ultrasonography with color Doppler. Subsequent magnetic resonance angiography and computed tomography aortography confirmed the diagnosis with the imaging features of a bilateral long segment common carotid artery occlusion and segmental stenosis of the left subclavian artery in addition to the suggestive physical findings.

  19. Pediatric-onset Takayasu's arteritis: clinical features and short-term outcome.

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    Misra, Durga Prasanna; Aggarwal, Amita; Lawrence, Able; Agarwal, Vikas; Misra, Ramnath

    2015-10-01

    The aim of this was to assess clinical features and outcome in pediatric-onset Takayasu's arteritis (TA). Retrospective data analysis of patients diagnosed with TA over last 13 years with onset before 18 years of age was done. Their presenting features, activity (by NIH criteria, ITAS2010, ITAS-A), disease extent (by DEI.Tak) and angiographic findings were retrieved from clinic files. Treatment received and follow-up data on disease activity and damage by TA damage score (TADS) were also analyzed. Wherever repeated angiography data were available, the same was analyzed. Values are expressed as median with interquartile range in brackets. There were 29 patients (19 females) with median age at diagnosis of 14 (13-16) years and delay to diagnosis of 1 (0.4-2) year. Common presenting symptoms were pulse loss (23/29) and hypertension (22/29). Patients had extensive disease at presentation with median DEI.Tak of 12 (9.5-15); 23/29 had elevated acute-phase reactants, and 28/29 were active at presentation [median ITAS2010 13 (8-15.5), ITAS-A 14 (10-17)]. Numano's type V was the commonest angiographic type (22/29). At a median follow-up of 2.4 (1.5-5.1) years, 2/20 were active whereas all had sustained damage despite a majority (17/20) being on immunosuppression. The median TADS was 8 (6.3-9.8) with pulse loss, claudication and hypertension being the commonest damage item. Two needed renal artery stenting to control hypertension. Angiographic assessment at least 2 years apart demonstrated disease progression in 5 of 6 patients despite immunosuppression. Significant damage accrued on follow-up despite immunosuppression and control of disease activity. Hypertension remains the major long-term morbidity. PMID:25903354

  20. Involvement and prognosis value of CD8(+) T cells in giant cell arteritis.

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    Samson, Maxime; Ly, Kim Heang; Tournier, Benjamin; Janikashvili, Nona; Trad, Malika; Ciudad, Marion; Gautheron, Alexandrine; Devilliers, Hervé; Quipourt, Valérie; Maurier, François; Meaux-Ruault, Nadine; Magy-Bertrand, Nadine; Manckoundia, Patrick; Ornetti, Paul; Maillefert, Jean-Francis; Besancenot, Jean-François; Ferrand, Christophe; Mesturoux, Laura; Labrousse, François; Fauchais, Anne-Laure; Saas, Philippe; Martin, Laurent; Audia, Sylvain; Bonnotte, Bernard

    2016-08-01

    CD8(+) T cells participate in the pathogenesis of some vasculitides. However, little is known about their role in Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). This study was conducted to investigate CD8(+) T cell involvement in the pathogenesis of GCA. Analyses were performed at diagnosis and after 3 months of glucocorticoid treatment in 34 GCA patients and 26 age-matched healthy volunteers. Percentages of CD8(+) T-cell subsets, spectratype analysis of the TCR Vβ families of CD8(+) T cells, levels of cytokines and chemokines and immunohistochemistry of temporal artery biopsies (TAB) were assessed. Among total CD8(+) T cells, percentages of circulating cytotoxic CD8 T lymphocytes (CTL, CD3(+)CD8(+)perforin(+)granzymeB(+)), Tc17 (CD3(+)CD8(+)IL-17(+)), CD63(+)CD8(+) T cells and levels of soluble granzymes A and B were higher in patients than in controls, whereas the percentage of Tc1 cells (CD3(+)CD8(+)IFN-γ(+)) was similar. Moreover, CD8(+) T cells displayed a restricted TCR repertoire in GCA patients. Percentages of circulating CTL, Tc17 and soluble levels of granzymes A and B decreased after treatment. CXCR3 expression on CD8(+) T cells and its serum ligands (CXCL9, -10, -11) were higher in patients. Analyses of TAB revealed high expression of CXCL9 and -10 associated with infiltration by CXCR3(+)CD8(+) T cells expressing granzyme B and TiA1. The intensity of the CD8 T-cell infiltrate in TAB was predictive of the severity of the disease. This study demonstrates the implication and the prognostic value of CD8(+) T-cells in GCA and suggests that CD8(+) T-cells are recruited within the vascular wall through an interaction between CXCR3 and its ligands. PMID:27236507

  1. A Large-Scale Genetic Analysis Reveals a Strong Contribution of the HLA Class II Region to Giant Cell Arteritis Susceptibility

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    David Carmona, F.; Mackie, Sarah L.; Martin, Jose-Ezequiel; Taylor, John C.; Vaglio, Augusto; Eyre, Stephen; Bossini-Castillo, Lara; Castaneda, Santos; Cid, Maria C.; Hernandez-Rodriguez, Jose; Prieto-Gonzalez, Sergio; Solans, Roser; Ramentol-Sintas, Marc; Francisca Gonzalez-Escribano, M.; Ortiz-Fernandez, Lourdes; Morado, Inmaculada C.; Narvaez, Javier; Miranda-Filloy, Jose A.; Beretta, Lorenzo; Lunardi, Claudio; Cimmino, Marco A.; Gianfreda, Davide; Santilli, Daniele; Ramirez, Giuseppe A.; Soriano, Alessandra; Muratore, Francesco; Pazzola, Giulia; Addimanda, Olga; Wijmenga, Cisca; Witte, Torsten; Schirmer, Jan H.; Moosig, Frank; Schoenau, Verena; Franke, Andre; Palm, Oyvind; Molberg, Oyvind; Diamantopoulos, Andreas P.; Carette, Simon; Cuthbertson, David; Forbess, Lindsy J.; Hoffman, Gary S.; Khalidi, Nader A.; Koening, Curry L.; Langford, Carol A.; McAlear, Carol A.; Moreland, Larry; Monach, Paul A.; Pagnoux, Christian; Seo, Philip; Spiera, Robert; Sreih, Antoine G.; Warrington, Kenneth J.; Ytterberg, Steven R.; Gregersen, Peter K.; Pease, Colin T.; Gough, Andrew; Green, Michael; Hordon, Lesley; Jarrett, Stephen; Watts, Richard; Levy, Sarah; Patel, Yusuf; Kamath, Sanjeet; Dasgupta, Bhaskar; Worthington, Jane; Koeleman, Bobby P. C.; de Bakker, Paul I. W.; Barrett, Jennifer H.; Salvarani, Carlo; Merkel, Peter A.; Gonzalez-Gay, Miguel A.; Morgan, Ann W.; Martin, Javier

    2015-01-01

    We conducted a large-scale genetic analysis on giant cell arteritis (GCA), a polygenic immune-mediated vasculitis. A case-control cohort, comprising 1,651 case subjects with GCA and 15,306 unrelated control subjects from six different countries of European ancestry, was genotyped by the Immunochip a

  2. Etanercept Suppresses Arteritis in a Murine Model of Kawasaki Disease: A Comparative Study Involving Different Biological Agents

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    Ryuji Ohashi

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    Full Text Available Coronary arteritis, a complication of Kawasaki disease (KD, can be refractory to immunoglobulin (IVIG treatment. To determine the most effective alternative therapy, we compared the efficacy of different agents in a mouse model of KD. Vasculitis was induced by injection of Candida albicans water-soluble fractions (CAWS into a DBA/2 mouse, followed by administration of IVIG, etanercept, methylprednisolone (MP, and cyclosporine-A (CsA. At 2 and 4 weeks, the mice were sacrificed, and plasma cytokines and chemokines were measured. CAWS injection induced active inflammation in the aortic root and coronary arteries. At 2 weeks, the vasculitis was reduced only by etanercept, and this effect persisted for the subsequent 2 weeks. At 4 weeks, IVIG and CsA also attenuated the inflammation, but the effect of etanercept was more significant. MP exerted no apparent effect at 2 or 4 weeks. The suppressive effect exerted by etanercept on cytokines, such as interleukin- (IL-6, IL-12, IL-13, and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α, was more evident than that of others. The extent of arteritis correlated with the plasma TNF-α levels, suggesting a pivotal role of TNF-α in KD. In conclusion, etanercept was most effective in suppressing CAWS-induced vasculitis and can be a new therapeutic intervention for KD.

  3. Ventilation-perfusion lung scan for the detection of pulmonary involvement in Takayasu's arteritis

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    Castellani, M.; Reschini, E.; Gerundini, P. [Dept. of Nuclear Medicine, Milan (Italy); Vanoli, M.; Bacchiani, G.; Origgi, L.; Scorza, R. [Div. of Internal Medicine, Milan (Italy); Cali, G. [Div. of Cardiology, Milan (Italy)

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    The aim of study was to analyse ventilation and perfusion (V/Q) lung scan findings in a series of Italian patients with Takayasu's arteritis. Eighteen consecutive patients underwent V/Q lung planar scintigraphy and single-photon emission tomography (SPET). Before perfusion scan acquisition was started, a first-pass study with {sup 99m}Tc-macroaggregates of albumin was performed to assess the right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF). All patients had normal chest X-rays and were symptom free at the time of the investigation. They also underwent echocardiography to evaluate pulmonary artery pressure and in 13 patients respiratory function tests were performed. In four patients, perfusion lung scan was repeated after 1 year. In 10/18 patients (55.5%), 43 unmatched lobar, segmental or subsegmental perfusion defects were found on planar images; ventilation scintigraphy was normal in all cases. On SPET images, 55 defects were found; no defects were found with SPET in the remaining patients who had normal planar images. All patients had normal RVEF and 5/13 patients had mild restrictive-obstructive lung disease. The pulmonary artery pressure was increased in two patients with perfusion defects. In the four patients who had repeat scintigraphy, all defects remained unchanged. The prevalence of lung perfusion abnormalities observed in Italian patients with Takayasu's arteritis is within the range of values reported in other countries, and V/Q planar scintigraphy is sufficient for the screening of patients. (orig.)

  4. EULAR/PRINTO/PRES criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura, childhood polyarteritis nodosa, childhood Wegener granulomatosis and childhood Takayasu arteritis: Ankara 2008. Part II: Final classification criteria

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    Ozen, Seza; Pistorio, Angela; Iusan, Silvia M;

    2010-01-01

    To validate the previously proposed classification criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), childhood polyarteritis nodosa (c-PAN), c-Wegener granulomatosis (c-WG) and c-Takayasu arteritis (c-TA)....

  5. [Clinical and angiographic manifestations inpatients without previous diagnosis of Takayasu´s arteritis].

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    Hernández-González, Claudia; López-Flores, Luis Antonio; Sánchez-González, Mariela; Vera-Lastra, Olga Lidia

    2015-01-01

    Introducción: la arteritis de Takayasu (AT) es una vasculitis sistémica que afecta a la aorta y sus ramas principales, se distingue por disminución o ausencia de pulsos. La arteriografía corrobora el diagnóstico de AT. El objetivo de este estudio es analizar las manifestaciones clínicas y hallazgos arteriográficos en pacientes sin diagnóstico previo de AT.Métodos: se estudiaron 10 pacientes enviadas al Departamento de Radiodiagnóstico para la realización de panangiografía por enfermedad cerebrovascular (EVC) en pacientes jóvenes, hipertensión renovascular (HRV) e insuficiencia arterial (IA) de alguna extremidad. Se investigaron manifestaciones clínicas orientadas al diagnóstico de AT y se realizó arteriografía con sustracción digital y ultrasonido Doppler color. A las pacientes se les realizó el diagnóstico de AT y por arteriografía se usó la clasificación de Numano.Resultados: la EVC en paciente joven se encontró en 4 casos, HRV en 3, e IA de las extremidades superiores en 3. Por arteriografía los tipos de AT fueron I: 50 %, V: 40 % y IV 10 %. La afección principal se demostró en los tronco supraaórticos y de estos las carótidas 80 %, subclavia derecha 80 %, subclavia izquierda 70 %, vertebral izquierda 40 %, vertebral derecha 30 %, aorta abdominal 40 %, renal derecha 40 % y renal izquierda 10 %.Conclusión: las manifestaciones clínicas más comunes fueron: EVC, HRV e IA de las extremidades superior. La AT tipo I fue la más frecuente y explica las manifestaciones de EVC, seguida de la tipo V.

  6. Giant-cell arteritis without cranial manifestations: Working diagnosis of a distinct disease pattern.

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    de Boysson, Hubert; Lambert, Marc; Liozon, Eric; Boutemy, Jonathan; Maigné, Gwénola; Ollivier, Yann; Ly, Kim; Manrique, Alain; Bienvenu, Boris; Aouba, Achille

    2016-06-01

    Diagnosis of giant-cell arteritis (GCA) is challenging in the absence of cardinal cranial symptoms/signs. We aimed to describe the clinical presentation, diagnostic process, and disease course of GCA patients without cranial symptoms, and to compare them to those of patients with typical cranial presentation. In this retrospective multicenter study, we enrolled patients with GCA who satisfied at least 3 of the 5 American College of Rheumatology criteria for GCA, or 2 criteria associated with contributory vascular biopsy other than temporal artery biopsy or with demonstration of large-vessel involvement; underwent iconographic evaluation of large arterial vessels (aortic CT scan or a positron emission tomography with F-fluorodeoxyglucose combined with computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) scan or cardiac echography combined with a large-vessel Doppler) at diagnosis. We divided the cohort into 2 groups, distinguishing between patients without cranial symptoms/signs (i.e., headaches, clinical temporal artery anomaly, jaw claudication, ophthalmologic symptoms) and those with cranial symptoms/signs. In the entire cohort of 143 patients, all of whom underwent vascular biopsy and vascular imaging, we detected 31 (22%) patients with no cranial symptoms/signs. In the latter, diagnosis was biopsy proven in an arterial sample in 23 cases (74% of patients, on a temporal site in 20 cases and on an extratemporal site in 3). One-third of these 31 patients displayed extracranial symptoms/signs whereas the remaining two-thirds presented only with constitutional symptoms and/or inflammatory laboratory test results. Compared to the 112 patients with cardinal cranial clinical symptoms/signs, patients without cranial manifestations displayed lower levels of inflammatory laboratory parameters (C-reactive level: 68 [9-250] mg/L vs 120 [3-120] mg/L; P < 0.01), highest rate of aorta and aortic branch involvement identified (19/31 (61%) vs 42/112 (38%); P = 0.02) and also a lower rate of

  7. Experimental exposure of pregnant mares to the asinine-94 strain of equine arteritis virus

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    Full Text Available Clinical, virological and serological responses were evaluated in 10 pregnant mares after different challenge exposures to the asinine-94 strain of equine arteritis virus (EAV. The outcome of maternal infection on the progeny was also investigated. Mares were inoculated intranasally (n = 4, intramuscularly (n = 2, intravenously (n = 1, or contact-exposed (n = 3. All inoculated mares developed pyrexia, 5 showed mild clinical signs related to EAV infection and 2 remained asymptomatic. Viraemia was detected in all the inoculated animals and shedding of virus from the respiratory tract occurred in 6. Five mares were re-challenged intranasally 7 and 15 weeks after inoculation. Clinical signs of the disease in these mares were limited to mild conjunctivitis. After re-challenge, virus was recovered from buffy coat cultures of 2 mares 2-6 days after re-infection. EAV was not recovered from colostrum and milk samples during the 1st week post partum. All inoculated mares seroconverted to EAV 8-12 days post inoculation and also seroconverted after re-challenge. No clinical signs of EAV infection were observed in the 3 mares kept in close contact during the post-inoculation and re-challenge periods. Serum neutralising antibody to the virus was detected in 1 in-contact mare only, while a detectable concentration of specific IgG was found by ELISA in the colostrum of 1 of the other in-contact mares. Eight of the mares gave birth to clinically normal foals, although 1 was born prematurely. Shortly after birth, 7 foals developed fever and variable clinical signs; 5 foals became septicaemic and 3 of them died 2-5 days after birth, while the remaining 2 were euthanased at 1 month of age. EAV was not recovered from the placenta, from buffy coat fractions of blood collected from foals immediately after birth and 1-3 days later, or from a range of tissues taken from the 3 foals that died and 2 that were euthanased. Virus was not isolated from tissues collected from

  8. Giant Cell Arteritis which Developed after the Administration of Granulocyte-colony Stimulating Factor for Cyclic Neutropenia.

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    Umeda, Masataka; Ikenaga, Jin; Koga, Tomohiro; Michitsuji, Toru; Shimizu, Toshimasa; Fukui, Shoichi; Nishino, Ayako; Nakasima, Yoshikazu; Kawashiri, Sin-Ya; Iwamoto, Naoki; Ichinose, Kunihiro; Hirai, Yasuko; Tamai, Mami; Nakamura, Hideki; Origuchi, Tomoki; Kawakami, Atsushi

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    A 78-year-old woman diagnosed with cyclic neutropenia 5 years previously had been treated with recombinant granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF). She developed fever, tenderness and distension of temporal arteries after the treatment with G-CSF. Magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography revealed wall thickening of the temporal arteries. She was therefore diagnosed with giant cell arteritis (GCA). Small vessel vasculitis has been reported as a complication of G-CSF. However, the development of large vessel vasculitis after G-CSF treatment is quite rare. To our knowledge, the present case is the first report of GCA suspected to be associated with coexisting cyclic neutropenia and G-CSF treatment. PMID:27523011

  9. High-resolution black-blood contrast-enhanced T1 weighted images for the diagnosis and follow-up of intracranial arteritis

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    Saam, T; Habs, M; Pollatos, O; Cyran, C; Pfefferkorn, T; Dichgans, M; Dietrich, O; Glaser, C; Reiser, M F; Nikolauo, K

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    Primary arteritis of the central nervous system (CNS) comprises a heterogeneous group of CNS disorders, which is characterised by non-atheromatous inflammation and necrosis of the arterial wall. The clinical presentation is highly variable, with stroke being the most common manifestation. Conventional angiography is considered to be the best imaging tool for diagnosing the disease. However, angiographic findings, which usually show lumen irregularities and stenosis, are often unspecific and can occur with a variety of other vascular disorders, such as atherosclerosis and arterial dissection. Therefore, brain biopsies are often needed to confirm the diagnosis. Recent reports have shown that MRI is able to visualise contrast enhancement in subjects with known primary CNS arteritis. PMID:20739338

  10. Use of an internal standard in a closed one-tube RT-PCR for the detection of equine arteritis virus RNA with fluorescent probes

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    Westcott, David; King, Donald; Drew, Trevor; Nowotny, Norbert; Kindermann, Johanna; Hannant, Duncan; Beláke, Sándor; Paton, David

    2003-01-01

    International audience; Routine detection of equine arteritis virus (EAV) can be achieved by virus isolation (VI) in cell culture, or by the amplification of viral genome by molecular methods. To simplify molecular diagnosis, a number of different Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and RT-nested PCR (RT-nPCR) assays were compared, and a one-tube method was developed and optimised utilizing a fluorogenic probe (TaqMan®). An artificial RNA template (Mimic) and associated p...

  11. 头臂干型大动脉炎围手术期麻醉管理%The anesthetic management of patients with brachiocephaliic arteritis

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    槐庆元; 董鹏; 田鸣

    2009-01-01

    Objective Investgate the anesthetic management of patients with brachiocephaliic arteritis.Methods Review and analysis the clinic data of eleven cases of brachiocephaliic arteritis.Results The process of anesthesia is smooth,and haemodynamics is stable during peri-operation.Two patients was dead of MODS.Conclusion The keys of anesthstic management of brachiocephaliic arteritis are maintaining the haemodynamics steady and the blood supply to the brain,and the protection of the brain function.%目的 探讨头臂干型大动脉炎手术的麻醉管理.方法 回顾分析11例头臂干型大动脉炎手术的临床资料.结果 麻醉平稳,围手术期血液动力学稳定.术后2例死于多脏器衰竭.结论 围手术麻醉处理的关键是维持血液动力学平稳,保证脑供血,注意脑保护.

  12. Venous Thromboembolism and Cerebrovascular Events in Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study.

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    Full Text Available To investigate the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE and cerebrovascular events in a community-based incidence cohort of patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA compared to the general population.A population-based inception cohort of patients with incident GCA between January 1, 1950 and December 31, 2009 in Olmsted County, Minnesota and a cohort of non-GCA subjects from the same population were assembled and followed until December 31, 2013. Confirmed VTE and cerebrovascular events were identified through direct medical record review.The study population included 244 patients with GCA with a mean ± SD age at diagnosis of 76.2 ± 8.2 years (79% women and an average length of follow-up of 10.2 ± 6.8 years. Compared to non-GCA subjects of similar age and sex, patients diagnosed with GCA had a higher incidence (% of amaurosis fugax (cumulative incidence ± SE: 2.1 ± 0.9 versus 0, respectively; p = 0.014 but similar rates of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA, and VTE. Among patients with GCA, neither baseline characteristics nor laboratory parameters at diagnosis reliably predicted risk of VTE or cerebrovascular events.In this population-based study, the incidence of VTE, stroke and TIA was similar in patients with GCA compared to non-GCA subjects.

  13. 马动脉炎病毒分子生物学研究进展%Molecular Biological Progression of Equine Arteritis Virus

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    韦祖樟; 袁世山

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    马动脉炎病毒(Equine Arteritis virus,EAV)与猪繁殖与呼吸综合征病毒(Porcine reproductive and respirtory syndrome virus,PRRSV)、鼠乳酸脱氢酶升高症病毒(Lactate dehydrogenase elevating virus,LDV)、以及猴出血热病毒(Simian hemorrhagic fever virus,SHFV)同属于尼多病毒目(Nidovirale)、动脉炎病毒科(Atteriviridae)、动脉炎病毒属(Arterivirus)。

  14. Effects of glucocorticoids and tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors on both clinical and molecular parameters in patients with Takayasu arteritis

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    Raffaele Serra

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To explore the effect of sequential treatment with glucocorticoid and tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors in patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA. Materials and Methods: In five patients with TA, the effects of the sequential treatment with prednisone for 5-7 months and then with adalimumab (ADA + methotrexate (MTX or infliximab + MTX, or with ADA only, for 12 months on both clinical and laboratory findings were evaluated. Results: All treatments improved both symptoms and laboratory parameters without the development of side-effects. Conclusions: It was hypothesized that MMP-9 and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin could be markers of the response to the treatments.

  15. Estimating the incidence of equine viral arteritis and the sensitivity of its surveillance in the French breeding stock.

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    Amat, J P; Vergne, T; Tapprest, J; Ferry, B; Hans, A; Hendrikx, P; Dufour, B; Leblond, A

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    Equine viral arteritis (EVA) may have serious economic impact on the equine industry. For this reason, it is monitored in many countries, especially in breeding stock, to avoid its spread during breeding activities. In France, surveillance is mainly based on serological tests, since mares are not vaccinated, but difficulties in interpreting certain series of results may impair the estimation of the number of outbreaks. In this study, we propose specific rules for identifying seroconversion in order to estimate the number of outbreaks that were detected by the breeding stock surveillance component (BSSC) in France between 2006 and 2013. A consensus among multidisciplinary experts was reached to consider seroconversion as a change in antibody titer from negative to at least 32, or as an eight-fold or greater increase in antibody level. Using these rules, 239 cases and 177 outbreaks were identified. Subsequently, we calculated the BSSC's sensitivity as the ratio of the number of detected outbreaks to the total number of outbreaks that occurred in breeding stock (including unreported outbreaks) estimated using a capture-recapture model. The total number of outbreaks was estimated at 215 (95% credible interval 195-249) and the surveillance sensitivity at 82% (CrI95% 71-91). Our results confirm EVA circulation in French breeding stock, show that neutralizing antibodies can persist up to eight years in naturally infected mares and suggest that certain mares have been reinfected. This study shows that the sensitivity of the BSSC is relatively high and supports its relevance to prevent the disease spreading through mating.

  16. MRI displays involvement of the temporalis muscle and the deep temporal artery in patients with giant cell arteritis

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    Veldhoen, Simon; Bley, Thorsten A. [University Medical Center Wuerzburg, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Wuerzburg (Germany); Klink, Thorsten [Inselspital - University Medical Center Bern, Department of Diagnostic, Interventional and Pediatric Radiology, Bern (Switzerland); Geiger, Julia [University Medical Center Freiburg, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Freiburg (Germany); University Children' s Hospital Zuerich, Division of Radiology, Zuerich (Switzerland); Vaith, Peter; Glaser, Cornelia [University Medical Center Freiburg, Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Freiburg (Germany); Ness, Thomas [University Medical Center Freiburg, Department of Ophthalmology, Freiburg (Germany); Duwendag, Dirk [University Medical Center Kiel, Department of Ophthalmology, Kiel (Germany); Both, Marcus [University Medical Center Kiel, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Kiel (Germany)

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    To assess deep temporal artery and temporalis muscle involvement in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA). Ninety-nine patients who received magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and superficial temporal artery biopsy (TAB) were included in this study. Patients with positive TAB (n = 61) were defined as GCA patients, those with negative TAB (n = 38) as the GCA-negative reference group. Contrast-enhanced T1w-images were acquired utilizing 1.5 T and 3 T MRI. Two radiologists assessed the images. Mural contrast-hyperenhancement and wall thickening of the deep temporal artery and hyperenhancement of the muscle were defined as inflammation. MRI results were correlated with jaw claudication in 70 patients. The two observers found temporalis muscle involvement in 19.7 % (n = 12) and 21.3 % (n = 13) of GCA patients. It occurred bilaterally in 100 %. Specificities were 92/97 % and sensitivities were 20/21 %. Deep temporal artery involvement was found in 34.4 % (n = 21) and 49.2 % (n = 30) and occurred bilaterally in 80/90.5 %. Specificities were 84/95 % and sensitivities were 34/49 %. Both structures were affected simultaneously in 18/21.3 %. Jaw claudication correlated moderately with inflammation of the temporalis muscle (r = 0.31; p < 0.05) and the deep temporal artery (r = 0.38; p = 0.01). MRI visualizes changes in the temporalis muscle and the deep temporal artery in GCA. Moderate correlation of clinical symptoms with MRI results was observed. circle Approximately 20 % of GCA patients presented with temporalis muscle inflammation. (orig.)

  17. Coexisting Crohn’s Disease and Takayasu’s Arteritis in Two Patients Treated with Anti-TNF-α Therapies

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Crohn’s disease (CD and Takayasu’s arteritis (TA are inflammatory granulomatous autoimmune disorders. Simultaneous occurrence of CD and TA in the same individual is rare. We report two cases treated with biologic agents. Case 1: A 16-year-old male presented with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting. CT angiogram showed thickening of the terminal ileum, wall thickening and narrowing of multiple large and medium arteries including aorta and left common carotid. Colonoscopy with biopsy of the stenotic ileocecal valve confirmed CD. Resected carotid artery pathology was consistent with TA. Treatment was initially begun with prednisone, then methotrexate was started followed by infliximab. Due to side effects, methotrexate was switched to azathioprine. He remained asymptomatic. Case 2: A 38-year-old male with well-characterized Crohn’s ileocolitis for 15 years, who had been treated with prednisone, mesalamine, sulfasalazine, and azathioprine presented with chest, upper back and abdominal pain. CT angiogram showed vasculitis of large and medium arteries, with stenosis of the right renal artery, and wall thickening of the sigmoid colon. He was diagnosed with TA. He underwent treatment with infliximab and adalumimab on different occasions, which were later discontinued due to fever, bacteremia and complications from sepsis. He remained on prednisone and azathioprine. In these two patients with both CD and TA the diagnoses were confirmed by imaging and pathologic findings. Both patients developed vascular complications. Tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy was effective in one patient but discontinued in the other due to infection. Further research into the association of CD and TA may provide clues to their etiologies and guide effective interventions.

  18. Color Doppler imaging features in patients presenting central retinal artery occlusion with and without giant cell arteritis

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    Catalin Jianu Dragos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Central retinal artery obstruction (CRAO represents an abrupt diminution of blood flow through the CRA that is severe enough to cause ischemia of the inner retina with permanent unilateral visual loss. We presented the role of color Doppler imaging (CDI of orbital vessels and of extracranial duplex sonography (EDS in the etiological diagnosis of CRAO in two patients with clinical suspicion of unilateral CRAO. Case report. Patients were examined following the protocol which included CDI of orbital vessels and EDS. Both patients had no emboli visible on ophthalmoscopy. The B-scan ultrasound evaluation of the first patient found a small round, moderately reflective echo within the right optic nerve, 1.5 mm behind the optic disc (emboli of cholesterol. CDI of retrobulbar vessels revealed the normal right ophthalmic artery (OA hemodynamic parameters, but the first patient had no arterial flow signal on CDI at the distance of 1.5 mm behind the right optic disc. In contrast, the left eye had the normal aspect on CDI of retrobulbar vessels. The right internal carotid artery EDS identified a severe stenosis at its origin as CRA’s emboli source. The second patient had characteristic CDI findings for giant cell arteritis (GCA with eye involvement: severe diminished blood flow velocities, especially end-diastolic velocities, in both CRAs. Less abnormalities were observed in the posterior ciliary arteries, and in the ophthalmic arteries. The second patient had no systemic symptoms or signs of GCA. Conclusion. In the presented cases, the ultrasound investigation enabled prompt differentiation between central retinal artery occlusion of embolic mechanism and CRAO caused by GCA.

  19. Anesthesia management of caesarean section for pregnant women complicated with Takayasu’s arteritis%合并大动脉炎产妇行剖宫产术的围术期管理

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    孙杰; 曾鸿; 王永清; 赵扬玉

    2016-01-01

    SUMMARY Takayasu’s arteritis is a rare,idiopathic,chronic inflammatory disease.Its course is un-predictable,but slow progression is usual,leading to stenosis,occlusion,or aneurismal degeneration of the aorta or its major branches.We present the anesthesia management of pregnancy in four women ad-mitted to Peking University Third Hospital for caesarean section from year 2006 to 2015 complicated with Takayasu’s arteritis and review this disease with special reference to natural history,diagnostic criteria, classification,prognostic factors,and anesthesia considerations.Anesthesiological data were retrospec-tively analyzed for clinical manifestations,anesthesia process,perioperative complications,and pregnan-cy outcome.One patient received only epidural anesthesia,while the other three patients received com-bined spinal and epidural anesthesia (CSEA).Surgeries for all the four patients were successful with sta-ble vital signs.We found comprehensive examinations including whether the disease was in the active phase and the clinical classification of the disease before conception was recommended for patients diag-nosed with Takayasu’s arteritis.CSEA and continuous epidural block could be both used as anesthesio-logical method in patients with Takayasu’s arteritis.During the surgery,to avoid rapid hemodynamic fluctuations and protect the major organs’function is very essential to allow for a satisfactory outcome.

  20. EULAR/PRINTO/PRES criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura, childhood polyarteritis nodosa, childhood Wegener granulomatosis and childhood Takayasu arteritis: Ankara 2008. Part I: Overall methodology and clinical characterisation

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    Ruperto, Nicolino; Ozen, Seza; Pistorio, Angela;

    2010-01-01

    To report methodology and overall clinical, laboratory and radiographic characteristics for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), childhood polyarteritis nodosa (c-PAN), c-Wegener granulomatosis (c-WG) and c-Takayasu arteritis (c-TA) classification criteria....

  1. Third cranial nerve palsy (ptosis, diplopia accompanied by orbital swelling: case report of unusual clinical presentation of giant cell arteritis associated with polymyalgia rheumatica

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    Prassede Bravi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available IntroductionGiant cell arteritis (GCA is the most common systemic vasculitis in older individuals, characterized by granulomatosus inflammation of the wall of large and medium-sized arteries. The wide spectrum of arterial sites involved leads to ischemia of different organs resulting in a wide range of clinical signs and symptoms. Temporal artery is commonly involved (temporal arteritis. Unusual patterns of presentation, such as extraocular motility disorders and orbital swelling, may be early and transient manifestations of GCA and precede the permanent visual loss due to ischemic optic neuropathy.Case reportWe describe a patient with uncommon manifestations of GCA consisting of transient recurrent diplopia, ptosis, orbital swelling together with more typical clinical features of the disease such as musculoskeletal manifestations (polymyalgia rheumatica and facial pain: all signs and symptoms promptly resolved under corticosteroid therapy without relapse.Conclusions A high level of suspicion of GCA in individuals over the age of 50 years is needed to prevent the development of severe complications. Clinicians should be aware of uncommon manifestations of the disease such as head–neck swelling and ophthalmoplegia: management guidelines have stated that prompt administration of adequate dose of corticosteroids as soon as ocular manifestations of GCA are noted may almost totally prevent blindness.

  2. 大动脉炎患者心脏损害临床分析%Cardiac Manifestations of Takayasu's Arteritis

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    朱卫国; 曾学军; 林雪; 张文; 王玉; 沈敏; 王迁; 方理刚; 张恒; 赵久良

    2011-01-01

    目的:总结大动脉炎(takayasu's arteritis,TA)患者心脏损害的临床特点.方法:回顾性分析北京协和医院1987年至2010年确诊的45例TA合并心脏损害住院患者的临床资料.结果:TA患者心脏损害占同期所有TA的8.6%(45/524),45例患者中高血压心脏病16例、心肌病变12例、心脏瓣膜病变8例(主动脉瓣关闭不全6例,二尖瓣关闭不全2例)、冠状动脉病变3例、肺动脉高压右心功能衰竭2例、混合型4例.平均发病年龄21.31岁,男女比例为1:2.75.75.6%(34/45)的心脏损害患者有心脏症状.17.8%(8/45)的患者因心脏症状首发.其余82.2%患者约于TA起病后6年内出现心脏损害.除发病年龄在心脏瓣膜病变组、肺动脉高压右心功能衰竭组显著大于其他3组外,性别、临床分型、心脏症状、病情严重度、病情活动度、转归等方面,各组间差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:大动脉炎心脏损害并不少见.即使临床无心脏症状,亦应注意评估心脏受累情况.当临床遇到心肌炎、心脏瓣膜病变、冠状动脉病变或心力衰竭时,除考虑原发心脏疾病外,还应注意除外系统性疾病累及心脏的可能,譬如大动脉炎.%Objective To investigate the clinical features of cardiac involvement in Takayasu' s arteritis ( TA ). Methods This study is a retrospective analysis of all hospitalized patients at Peking Union Medical College Hospital between 1987 and 2010 and diagnosed with TA and associated cardiac diseases. Results 45 (8.6% , 45/524) patients with TA complicated by cardiac involvement were seen over 13 years. Cardiac diseases included hypertensive cardiomyopathy (16 patients) , cardiomyopathy (12 patients) , valvular disease (8 patients) , coronary artery disease (3 patients) , and pulmonary hypertension-associated right heart failure (2 patients). Four patients had more than one form of cardiac involvement The mean age at onset of TA was 21. 3 years, and the male to female ratio

  3. No evidence of parvovirus B19, Chlamydia pneumoniae or human herpes virus infection in temporal artery biopsies in patients with giant cell arteritis

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    Helweg-Larsen, J; Tarp, B; Obel, N;

    2002-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have suggested that infective agents may be involved in the pathogenesis of giant cell arteritis (GCA), in particular Chlamydia pneumoniae and parvovirus B19. We investigated temporal arteries from patients with GCA for these infections as well as human herpes viruses...... conditions. DNA was extracted from frozen biopsies and PCR was used to amplify genes from Chlamydia pneumoniae, parvovirus B19 and each of the eight human herpes viruses: herpes simplex viruses HSV-1 and 2, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, varicella zoster virus and human herpes viruses HHV-6, -7 and -8....... RESULTS: In all 30 biopsies, PCR was negative for DNAs of parvovirus B19, each of the eight human herpes viruses and C. pneumoniae. CONCLUSIONS: We found no evidence of DNA from parvovirus B19, human herpes virus or C. pneumoniae in any of the temporal arteries. These agents do not seem to play a unique...

  4. Dorsal metakarpal arter flepleri

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    We present dorsal metacarpal artery flaps applied to 10 cases with the aim of reconstruction of the skin defects at the dorsum of the fingers and hand and whole thumb. The main aim was to obtain the skin coverage. Average age of our patients was 25,7, and the average follow up period was 25.7 months (2 years and 2 months). 6 out of 10 were island flaps. 3 axial flaps and one was reverse flow (distally based) flap. Seven were to cover the defects on thumb, cne was dorsum of the index finger, o...

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  6. Arterite de Takayasu e doença de Crohn: uma associação incomum Takayasu's arteritis and Crohn's disease: an unusual association

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    Clóvis Konopka

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A arterite de Takayasu e a doença de Crohn são doenças inflamatórias com etiologia desconhecida. Raramente ocorrem de modo concomitante em um mesmo indivíduo, havendo menos de 30 casos relatados na literatura. Este trabalho descreve essa associação em uma paciente de 36 anos de idade portadora de doença de Crohn, que apresentou redução dos pulsos no membro superior esquerdo e pressão arterial de 60/40 mmHg. A angiotomografia evidenciou estenose segmentar de artéria subclávia esquerda e espessamento parietal circunferencial da aorta na transição toracoabdominal entre T10 e L1, estabelecendo o diagnóstico de arterite de Takayasu. Ambas as patologias são mediadas imunologicamente e apresentam granulomas e vasculite granulomatosa, o que contribui para reforçar a hipótese de uma origem imunológica comum no seu desenvolvimento. Acreditamos que este seja o primeiro caso relatado na literatura brasileira da presença concomitante destas duas enfermidades.Takayasu's arteritis and Crohn's disease are chronic inflammatory diseases with unknown etiology. They rarely occur together in the same individual, with less than 30 cases reported in the literature. This case report describes this association in a 36-year-old woman with Crohn’s disease and weak pulses in her left arm with blood pressure of 60/40 mmHg. Angiotomography showed segmental stenosis in the left subclavian artery and circumferential thickening of the aortic wall between T10 and L1, establishing the diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis. Both are organ-specific and immune-mediated diseases and exhibit granulomas and granulomatous vasculitis, which contribute to reinforce the hypothesis of a common immunologic origin. We believe that this is the first case of concomitant presence of these two diseases reported in the Brazilian literature.

  7. Marked MMP-2 transcriptional up-regulation in mononuclear leukocytes invading the subarachnoidal space in aseptic suppurative steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis in dogs.

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    Schwartz, M; Puff, C; Stein, V M; Baumgärtner, W; Tipold, A

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    Canine Steroid-Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis (SRMA) is a suitable animal model for studies on the development of neutrophilic pleocytosis in aseptic meningitis. Samples of dogs in the acute phase of SRMA (n=16) were examined for gene expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-2 and -9 and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1 and -2. Results were compared to those of dogs under glucocorticosteroid treatment for SRMA (n=16) and dogs with other inflammatory and neoplastic diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) (n=19). Samples included mononuclear (PBMCs) and polymorphonuclear cells (PBPMNs) of peripheral blood and cerebrospinal fluid white blood cells (CSF WBCs). In the acute phase of SRMA CSF WBCs showed mRNA expression for MMP-2 and -9 and TIMP-1 and -2, highlighting a contribution of these cells to the overall content of MMPs and TIMPs in CSF. MMP-2 mRNA levels in CSF WBCs were significantly up-regulated in comparison to PBMC expression levels, suggesting that MMP-2 is relevant for PBMC invasion into the subarachnoidal space and that the expression is influenced by migratory activity through the blood-CSF-barrier. PMID:19733404

  8. Characterization of the neutralization determinants of equine arteritis virus using recombinant chimeric viruses and site-specific mutagenesis of an infectious cDNA clone

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    We have used an infectious cDNA clone of equine arteritis virus (EAV) and reverse genetics technology to further characterize the neutralization determinants in the GP5 envelope glycoprotein of the virus. We generated a panel of 20 recombinant viruses, including 10 chimeric viruses that each contained the ORF5 (which encodes GP5) of different laboratory, field, and vaccine strains of EAV, a chimeric virus containing the N-terminal ectodomain of GP5 of a European strain of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, and 9 mutant viruses with site-specific substitutions in their GP5 proteins. The neutralization phenotype of each recombinant chimeric/mutant strain of EAV was determined with EAV-specific monoclonal antibodies and EAV strain-specific polyclonal equine antisera and compared to that of their parental viruses from which the substituted ORF5 was derived. The data unequivocally confirm that the GP5 ectodomain contains critical determinants of EAV neutralization. Furthermore, individual neutralization sites are conformationally interactive, and the interaction of GP5 with the unglycosylated membrane protein M is likely critical to expression of individual epitopes in neutralizing conformation. Substitution of individual amino acids within the GP5 ectodomain usually resulted in differences in neutralization phenotype of the recombinant viruses, analogous to differences in the neutralization phenotype of field strains of EAV and variants generated during persistent infection of EAV carrier stallions

  9. Late diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis with repeated attacks of heart failure and uncontrolled hypertension due to abdominal aortic thrombosis: case report and review of the literature.

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    Wang, Huan; Lai, Baochun; Wu, Xiaoying; Han, Tao; Chen, Hui

    2015-01-01

    Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a chronic, idiopathic, inflammatory disease affecting the aorta and its branches. To date, only one case involving abdominal aortic thrombosis due to TA has been reported. After bilateral artificial subclavian-iliac bypass, a case of abdominal aortic thrombosis due to TA received a delayed diagnosis in a 44-year-old Chinese male who experienced recurrent episodes of heart failure and uncontrolled hypertension with claudication of two extremities. Abdominal color Doppler sonography and computed tomography aortography (CTA) showed occlusion of the abdominal aorta and bilateral renal artery stenosis. After vascular bypass and during 1 year follow-up, his cardiac function improved and blood pressure was well controlled, with reduced serum creatinine. Postoperative CTA still showed abdominal aortic thrombosis resulting in arterial occlusion extending from the left renal artery initial segment level to the bilateral common iliac artery and the bifurcation of the renal artery, except for the vascular bypass. Abdominal aortic thrombosis due to TA is very rare and potentially life threatening, probably becoming an atherosclerosis risk factor. Doppler sonography and CTA results are important for diagnosis. Artificial vascular bypass can be used for TA in debilitated patients with diffuse aortic disease.

  10. Analysis of ORFs 2b, 3, 4, and partial ORF5 of sequential isolates of equine arteritis virus shows genetic variation following experimental infection of horses.

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    Liu, Lihong; Castillo-Olivares, Javier; Davis-Poynter, Nick J; Baule, Claudia; Xia, Hongyan; Belák, Sándor

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    Samples from horses experimentally infected with the "large plaque variant (LP3A+)" of equine arteritis virus were analysed. These included 182 nasal swabs collected from day 1 to 14 post-infection (p.i.), and 21 virus isolates obtained from white blood cells of animals that showed a prolonged viraemia between days 30 to 72 p.i. In order to determine the genetic stability of the virus and particularly to characterise the genetic variants found during the prolonged viraemia, partial sequences of open reading frame 5 (ORF5) encoding glycoprotein 5 (GP5) were generated. Viruses with amino acid substitutions in GP5 were used for further amplification and sequencing of a fragment encompassing ORFs 2b, 3, and 4. The ORF5 nucleotide sequences of the virus present in 65 out of 66 nasal swabs were identical to that of the inoculated virus, suggesting that the ORF5 gene of LP3A+ was genetically stable during the first 2 weeks p.i. Contrary to this, a number of mutations were found in the ORF5 of virus isolates obtained from day 30 p.i. The mutations mainly clustered in antigenic neutralization site C within variable region 1 of the GP5 ectodomain. Sequence variability was also identified in ORFs 2b, 3 and 4, with ORF 4 having the highest proportion of non-synonymous changes (4/6).

  11. The angiographic features of cerebral ischemia due to Takayasu arteritis%大动脉炎性脑缺血的脑血管造影特征分析

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    2010-01-01

    Objective To explore the angiographic features of c cerebral ischemia due to Takayasu arteritis. Methods The clinical data and angiographic findings of twenty patients with Takayasu rteritis were analyzed retrospectively. Two experienced radiologists read all the angiographic images of the patients with a double-blind method, then discussed together, and finally formed an unanimous interpretation. Results According to the Lupi-Herrera classification, 17 of 20 patients were type Ⅰ and the rest 3 were type Ⅲ on angiograms. The affected arteries mainly included subclavian artery (19 patients), carotid artery (17 patients), vertebral artery (12 patients), and brachiocephalic trunk (6 patients). Conclusions Cerebral angiography can accurately and effectively assess the vascular status in patients with cerebral ischemia due to Takayasu arteritis. It is beneficial in the diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis..%目的 探讨大动脉炎性脑缺血的脑血管造影特征.方法 回顾性分析20例大动脉炎性脑缺血患者的病例资料及脑血管造影结果.脑血管造影资料由有经验的介入放射学医师按盲法对比进行分析,然后共同讨论并达成一致意见.结果 20例中,经血管造影按Lupi-Herrera 综合分型法Ⅰ型17例,Ⅲ型3例.主要受累动脉包括锁骨下动脉19例,颈动脉17例,椎动脉12例,头臂干6例.结论脑血管造影可准确、有效的评估大动脉炎性脑缺血患者的血管情况,有利于大动脉炎的诊断.

  12. Tratamento de angina mesentérica em pacientes com arterite de Takayasu Treatment of mesenteric angina in patients with Takayasu's arteritis

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    Luana Thayse Barros de Lima

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Aarterite de Takayasu (AT é uma doença inflamatória crônica do tecido conectivo, idiopática, que acomete preferencialmente a aorta e seus ramos. A terapêutica utilizada baseia-se sobretudo no uso de corticosteroides e imunossupressores. É relatado o caso de uma paciente, 33 anos, com mal-estar, febre, mialgia, cefaleia intensa, pulsátil, holocraniana, resistente a analgésicos, hipertensão arterial sistêmica de difícil controle, claudicação no membro inferior direito e dor abdominal de forte intensidade, a qual piorava após a alimentação. A angiotomografia revelou aneurisma da aorta ascendente, estenose da artéria ilíaca comum direita, estenose das artérias renais e estenose da artéria mesentérica superior, fato que embasou o diagnóstico de angina mesentérica e a conduta intervencionista através da angioplastia transluminal percutânea múltipla com a colocação de stents.Takayasu's arteritis (TA is an idiopathic chronic inflammatory disease of the connective tissue that affects mainly the aorta and its branches. Treatment is mainly based on corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. We report the case of a 33-year-old female complaining of malaise, fever, myalgia, severe pulsing holocranial headache resistant to analgesics, systemic arterial hypertension hard to control, right lower limb claudication, and severe abdominal pain that worsened after the meals. Angiotomography revealed aneurysm of the ascending aorta, and stenosis of the following vessels: right common iliac artery, renal arteries, and superior mesenteric artery. Those findings supported the diagnosis of mesenteric angina and the interventional approach by use of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stent placement.

  13. Towards an optimal semiquantitative approach in giant cell arteritis: an {sup 18}F-FDG PET/CT case-control study

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    Besson, Florent L.; Bouvard, Gerard [CHU Caen, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Caen (France); Boysson, Hubert de; Bienvenu, Boris [CHU Caen, Department of Internal Medicine, Caen (France); Parienti, Jean-Jacques [CHU Caen, Department of Biostatistics, Caen (France); Agostini, Denis [CHU Caen, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Caen (France); University of Caen Lower-Normandy, EA 4650, Caen (France)

    2014-01-15

    Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common form of vasculitis in western countries. {sup 18}F-FDG PET has been shown to be a valuable tool for the diagnosis of extracranial GCA, but results of studies are inconsistent due to a lack of standardized {sup 18}F-FDG PET criteria. In this study, we compared different semiquantitative approaches using a controlled design to define the most efficient method. All patients with biopsy-proven GCA who had undergone an {sup 18}F-FDG PET/CT scan in our PET unit were reviewed and matched with a control group based on age and sex. Different semiquantitative arterial (ascending and descending thoracic aorta and aortic arch) to background (liver, lung and venous blood pool) SUV ratios were blindly compared between GCA patients and matched controls. We included 11 patients with biopsy-proven GCA cases and 11 matched controls. There were no differences between the groups with regard to body weight, injected radioactivity, blood glucose level or CRP. The arterial to venous blood pool ratios discriminated the two groups better than other methods when applied to the aortic arch and the descending thoracic aorta (p < 0.015). In particular, the highest aortic to highest blood pool SUV{sub max} ratio, when applied to the aortic arch, provided optimal diagnostic performance (sensitivity 81.8 %, specificity 91 %, AUC 0.87; p < 0.0001) using a cut-off value of 1.53. Among all tested {sup 18}F-FDG PET/CT methods, the aortic to blood pool SUV{sub max} ratio outperformed the liver and lung ratios. We suggest the use of this ratio for the assessment of aortic inflammation in GCA patients. (orig.)

  14. Evaluation of a 32-channel versus a 12-channel head coil for high-resolution post-contrast MRI in giant cell arteritis (GCA) at 3 T

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    Franke, Philipp, E-mail: philipp.franke@uniklinik-freiburg.de [Institut für Diagnostische Radiologie, Gartenstr. 28, 79098 Freiburg (Germany); Markl, Michael, E-mail: mmarkl@northwestern.edu [Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University Chicago, 737 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611 (United States); Heinzelmann, Sonja, E-mail: sonja.heinzelmann@uniklinik-freiburg.de [Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Freiburg, Killianstr. 5, 79106 Freiburg (Germany); Vaith, Peter, E-mail: peter.vaith@uniklinik-freiburg.de [Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, University Hospital Freiburg, Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106 Freiburg (Germany); Bürk, Jonas, E-mail: jonas.buerk@uniklinik-freiburg.de [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106 Freiburg (Germany); Langer, Mathias, E-mail: mathias.langer@uniklinik-freiburg.de [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106 Freiburg (Germany); Geiger, J., E-mail: julia.geiger@uniklinik-freiburg.de [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106 Freiburg (Germany); Department of Radiology, University Children‘s Hospital Zurich, Steinwiesstr. 75, 8032 Zurich (Switzerland)

    2014-10-15

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of a 32-channel head coil for the characterization of mural inflammation patterns in the superficial cranial arteries in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) compared to a standard 12-channel coil at 3 T MRI. 55 patients with suspected GCA underwent high resolution T1-weighted post-contrast MRI at 3 T to detect inflammation related vessel wall enhancement using both coils. To account for different time delays between contrast agent injection and sequence acquisition, the patients were divided into two cohorts: 27 patients were examined with the 32-channel coil first and 28 patients with the 12-channel coil first. Images were evaluated by two blinded readers with regard to image quality, artifact level and arteries’ inflammation according to a standardized ranking scale; furthermore signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) measurements were performed at three locations. Identification of arteries’ inflammation was achieved with both coils with excellent inter-observer agreement (κ = 0.89 for 12-channel and κ = 0.96 for 32-channel coil). Regarding image grading, the inter-observer variability was moderate for the 12-channel (κ = 0.5) and substantial for the 32-channel coil (κ = 0.63). Significantly higher SNR and improved image quality (p < 0.01) were obtained with the 32-channel coil in either coil order. Image quality for depiction of the superficial cranial arteries was superior for the 32-channel coil. For standardized GCA diagnosis, the 12-channel coil was sufficient.

  15. Cloning and Expression of Nucleocapsid Protein Gene of Equine Arteritis Virus in E.coli%马动脉炎病毒核蛋白基因的克隆与表达

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    杜建; 王志亮; 赵永刚; 宋厚辉; 金宁一; 张念祖

    2005-01-01

    The gene of nucleocapsid protein of Equine arteritis virus was amplified from PMD-18-T plasmid with equine arteritis virus ORF7 sequence by PCR. The PCR product was sequenced aswell as purified and digested with EcoR I and Xho I, then directly cloned into the prokaryotic vector pET32a. Consequently the recombinant plasmid was constructed, designateds pET32a-N.PET32a-N was transformed into the host cell BL21 (DE3) and the expression procedure was optimized including cultivated temperature, optional induction concentration and time of IPTG. The result indicated that the nucleocapsid protein can be expressed efficiently with 0.8mmol/L IPTG and 4 hour induction. The resulting Trx-N recombinant fusion protein was identified to be consisted of 34 kDa protein by SDS-PAGE and western blotting analysis. It indicated that the recombinant fusion protein could be used as antigen of diagnostic assay for detecting antibodies.

  16. Detection of equine arteritis virus by two chromogenic RNA in situ hybridization assays (conventional and RNAscope(®)) and assessment of their performance in tissues from aborted equine fetuses.

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    Carossino, Mariano; Loynachan, Alan T; James MacLachlan, N; Drew, Clifton; Shuck, Kathleen M; Timoney, Peter J; Del Piero, Fabio; Balasuriya, Udeni B R

    2016-11-01

    Equine arteritis virus (EAV) is the causative agent of equine viral arteritis, a respiratory and reproductive disease of equids. EAV infection can induce abortion in pregnant mares, fulminant bronchointerstitial pneumonia in foals, and persistent infection in stallions. Here, we developed two RNA in situ hybridization (ISH) assays (conventional and RNAscope(®) ISH) for the detection of viral RNA in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues and evaluated and compared their performance with nucleocapsid-specific immunohistochemistry (IHC) and virus isolation (VI; gold standard) techniques. The distribution and cellular localization of EAV RNA and antigen were similar in tissues from aborted equine fetuses. Evaluation of 80 FFPE tissues collected from 16 aborted fetuses showed that the conventional RNA ISH assay had a significantly lower sensitivity than the RNAscope(®) and IHC assays, whereas there was no difference between the latter two assays. The use of oligonucleotide probes along with a signal amplification system (RNAscope(®)) can enhance detection of EAV RNA in FFPE tissues, with sensitivity comparable to that of IHC. Most importantly, these assays provide important tools with which to investigate the mechanisms of EAV pathogenesis. PMID:27541817

  17. A Large-Scale Genetic Analysis Reveals a Strong Contribution of the HLA Class II Region to Giant Cell Arteritis Susceptibility

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    Carmona, F. David; Mackie, Sarah L.; Martín, Jose-Ezequiel; Taylor, John C.; Vaglio, Augusto; Eyre, Stephen; Bossini-Castillo, Lara; Castañeda, Santos; Cid, Maria C.; Hernández-Rodríguez, José; Prieto-González, Sergio; Solans, Roser; Ramentol-Sintas, Marc; González-Escribano, M. Francisca; Ortiz-Fernández, Lourdes; Morado, Inmaculada C.; Narváez, Javier; Miranda-Filloy, José A.; Martínez-Berriochoa, Agustín; Unzurrunzaga, Ainhoa; Hidalgo-Conde, Ana; Madroñero-Vuelta, Ana B.; Fernández-Nebro, Antonio; Ordóñez-Cañizares, M. Carmen; Escalante, Begoña; Marí-Alfonso, Begoña; Sopeña, Bernardo; Magro, César; Raya, Enrique; Grau, Elena; Román, José A.; de Miguel, Eugenio; López-Longo, F. Javier; Martínez, Lina; Gómez-Vaquero, Carmen; Fernández-Gutiérrez, Benjamín; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Luis; Díaz-López, J. Bernardino; Caminal-Montero, Luis; Martínez-Zapico, Aleida; Monfort, Jordi; Tío, Laura; Sánchez-Martín, Julio; Alegre-Sancho, Juan J.; Sáez-Comet, Luis; Pérez-Conesa, Mercedes; Corbera-Bellalta, Marc; García-Villanueva, M. Jesús; Fernández-Contreras, M. Encarnación; Sanchez-Pernaute, Olga; Blanco, Ricardo; Ortego-Centeno, Norberto; Ríos-Fernández, Raquel; Callejas, José L.; Fanlo-Mateo, Patricia; Martínez-Taboada, Víctor M.; Beretta, Lorenzo; Lunardi, Claudio; Cimmino, Marco A.; Gianfreda, Davide; Santilli, Daniele; Ramirez, Giuseppe A.; Soriano, Alessandra; Muratore, Francesco; Pazzola, Giulia; Addimanda, Olga; Wijmenga, Cisca; Witte, Torsten; Schirmer, Jan H.; Moosig, Frank; Schönau, Verena; Franke, Andre; Palm, Øyvind; Molberg, Øyvind; Diamantopoulos, Andreas P.; Carette, Simon; Cuthbertson, David; Forbess, Lindsy J.; Hoffman, Gary S.; Khalidi, Nader A.; Koening, Curry L.; Langford, Carol A.; McAlear, Carol A.; Moreland, Larry; Monach, Paul A.; Pagnoux, Christian; Seo, Philip; Spiera, Robert; Sreih, Antoine G.; Warrington, Kenneth J.; Ytterberg, Steven R.; Gregersen, Peter K.; Pease, Colin T.; Gough, Andrew; Green, Michael; Hordon, Lesley; Jarrett, Stephen; Watts, Richard; Levy, Sarah; Patel, Yusuf; Kamath, Sanjeet; Dasgupta, Bhaskar; Worthington, Jane; Koeleman, Bobby P.C.; de Bakker, Paul I.W.; Barrett, Jennifer H.; Salvarani, Carlo; Merkel, Peter A.; González-Gay, Miguel A.; Morgan, Ann W.; Martín, Javier

    2015-01-01

    We conducted a large-scale genetic analysis on giant cell arteritis (GCA), a polygenic immune-mediated vasculitis. A case-control cohort, comprising 1,651 case subjects with GCA and 15,306 unrelated control subjects from six different countries of European ancestry, was genotyped by the Immunochip array. We also imputed HLA data with a previously validated imputation method to perform a more comprehensive analysis of this genomic region. The strongest association signals were observed in the HLA region, with rs477515 representing the highest peak (p = 4.05 × 10−40, OR = 1.73). A multivariate model including class II amino acids of HLA-DRβ1 and HLA-DQα1 and one class I amino acid of HLA-B explained most of the HLA association with GCA, consistent with previously reported associations of classical HLA alleles like HLA-DRB1∗04. An omnibus test on polymorphic amino acid positions highlighted DRβ1 13 (p = 4.08 × 10−43) and HLA-DQα1 47 (p = 4.02 × 10−46), 56, and 76 (both p = 1.84 × 10−45) as relevant positions for disease susceptibility. Outside the HLA region, the most significant loci included PTPN22 (rs2476601, p = 1.73 × 10−6, OR = 1.38), LRRC32 (rs10160518, p = 4.39 × 10−6, OR = 1.20), and REL (rs115674477, p = 1.10 × 10−5, OR = 1.63). Our study provides evidence of a strong contribution of HLA class I and II molecules to susceptibility to GCA. In the non-HLA region, we confirmed a key role for the functional PTPN22 rs2476601 variant and proposed other putative risk loci for GCA involved in Th1, Th17, and Treg cell function. PMID:25817017

  18. Conserved arginine residues in the carboxyl terminus of the equine arteritis virus E protein may play a role in heparin binding but may not affect viral infectivity in equine endothelial cells.

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    Lu, Zhengchun; Sarkar, Sanjay; Zhang, Jianqiang; Balasuriya, Udeni B R

    2016-04-01

    Equine arteritis virus (EAV), the causative agent of equine viral arteritis, has relatively broad cell tropism in vitro. In horses, EAV primarily replicates in macrophages and endothelial cells of small blood vessels. Until now, neither the cellular receptor(s) nor the mechanism(s) of virus attachment and entry have been determined for this virus. In this study, we investigated the effect of heparin on EAV infection in equine endothelial cells (EECs). Heparin, but not other glycosaminoglycans, could reduce EAV infection up to 93 %. Sequence analysis of the EAV E minor envelope protein revealed a conserved amino acid sequence (52 RSLVARCSRGARYR 65) at the carboxy terminus of the E protein, which was predicted to be the heparin-binding domain. The basic arginine (R) amino acid residues were subsequently mutated to glycine by site-directed mutagenesis of ORF2a in an E protein expression vector and an infectious cDNA clone of EAV. Two single mutations in E (R52G and R57G) did not affect the heparin-binding capability, whereas the E double mutation (R52,60G) completely eliminated the interaction between the E protein and heparin. Although the mutant R52,60G EAV did not bind heparin, the mutations did not completely abolish infectivity, indicating that heparin is not the only critical factor for EAV infection. This also suggested that other viral envelope protein(s) might be involved in attachment through heparin or other cell-surface molecules, and this warrants further investigation.

  19. Development and evaluation of a reverse transcription-insulated isothermal polymerase chain reaction (RT-iiPCR) assay for detection of equine arteritis virus in equine semen and tissue samples using the POCKIT™ system.

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    Carossino, Mariano; Lee, Pei-Yu A; Nam, Bora; Skillman, Ashley; Shuck, Kathleen M; Timoney, Peter J; Tsai, Yun-Long; Ma, Li-Juan; Chang, Hsiao-Fen G; Wang, Hwa-Tang T; Balasuriya, Udeni B R

    2016-08-01

    Equine arteritis virus (EAV) is the causative agent of equine viral arteritis (EVA), a respiratory and reproductive disease of horses. Most importantly, EAV induces abortion in pregnant mares and can establish persistent infection in up to 10-70% of the infected stallions, which will continue to shed the virus in their semen. The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a reverse transcription insulated isothermal polymerase chain reaction (RT-iiPCR) for the detection of EAV in semen and tissue samples. The newly developed assay had a limit of detection of 10 RNA copies and a 10-fold higher sensitivity than a previously described real-time RT-PCR (RT-qPCR). Evaluation of 125 semen samples revealed a sensitivity and specificity of 98.46% and 100.00%, respectively for the RT-qPCR assay, and 100.00% and 98.33%, respectively for the RT-iiPCR assay. Both assays had the same accuracy (99.2%, k=0.98) compared to virus isolation. Corresponding values derived from testing various tissue samples (n=122) collected from aborted fetuses, foals, and EAV carrier stallions are as follows: relative sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of 88.14%, 96.83%, and 92.62% (k=0.85), respectively for the RT-qPCR assay, and 98.31%, 92.06%, and 95.08% (k=0.90), respectively for the RT-iiPCR assay. These results indicate that RT-iiPCR is a sensitive, specific, and a robust test enabling detection of EAV in semen and tissue samples with very considerable accuracy. Even though the RT-qPCR assay showed a sensitivity and specificity equal to virus isolation for semen samples, its diagnostic performance was somewhat limited for tissue samples. Thus, this new RT-iiPCR could be considered as an alternative tool in the implementation of EAV control and prevention strategies. PMID:27036504

  20. Arterite de Takayasu: tratamento com anti-TNF em uma casuística brasileira Takayasu arteritis: anti-TNF therapy in a Brazilian setting

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    Guilherme Nunes

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é descrever as características clínicas e as respostas às intervenções terapêuticas, incluindo a terapia antifator de necrose tumoral (TNF, em uma série de casos brasileiros de arterite de Takayasu (AT. Foi realizado um estudo observacional, retrospectivo, com base na revisão de prontuários, incluindo todos os pacientes com AT, de acordo com os critérios de classificação do American College of Rheumatology, em acompanhamento no Serviço de Reumatologia do Hospital Universitário da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC, Brasil. Foram incluídos 15 pacientes, sendo 14 (93,3% mulheres, com idade média ao diagnóstico de 29,6 anos. Hipertensão arterial sistêmica (60,0% e ausência de pulsos em membros superiores (53,3% foram os achados clínicos mais comuns ao diagnóstico. As artérias subclávias e carotídeas foram os vasos mais frequentemente acometidos. Doze pacientes (80,0% não obtiveram remissão sustentada em terapia isolada com corticosteroide, tendo sido empregada terapia imunossupressora, sendo metotrexato, azatioprina e ciclofosfamida as drogas utilizadas. Intervenções cirúrgicas foram necessárias em 53,3% dos casos. Três casos (20,0% foram refratários à terapia com corticoides e imunossupressores e foram tratados com agentes anti-TNF, com subsequente remissão da doença. Em conclusão, observou-se que uma parcela importante dos casos de AT é refratária à terapia tradicional e os agentes anti-TNF podem representar uma opção promissora para o controle da doença nesses casos.The aim of this study was to describe clinical features and response to different therapeutic interventions, including anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF agents, in a case series of Takayasu arteritis (TA from Brazil. A retrospective observational chart-review study was performed including all patients meeting the American College of Rheumatology TA classification criteria followed at the rheumatology

  1. Takayasu's arteritis: a challenging diagnosis.

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    Fanning, D M

    2009-03-01

    The practices of medicine and surgery are inherently and irrevocably entwined. This case report highlights the need for an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to care of the modern patient. Our patient fulfils the traditional Ishikawa\\'s criteria and the modified Ishikawa\\'s criteria for the clinical diagnosis of Takayasu\\'s disease. Her case underpins the need for co-ordinated care and careful periodic review of the symptomatology and signs of the multiple clinic attendees.

  2. 儿童发病的大动脉炎15例临床分析%Clinical analysis of 15 childr en with Takayasu arteritis

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    夏慧; 周纬

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical features and treatment programs in children with Takayasu arteritis (TA) in order to improve awareness of the disease. Methods A retrospective study of hospi-talized children with TA in our hospital from Jan. 1999 to Dec. 2012 was performed. Results Between the 15 patients with TA, the ratio of male to female was 1∶2. The onset was from 14 months to 15 years old, with average age at (10 ±4) years old. It is according to (the European League against Rheumatism/the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (EULAR/PRES) criteria for the diagnosis of TA. The most common clinical manifestations are hypertension, which occurred in 13 cases(87%), weak pulse or pulseless in 11 cases (73%), and heart failure in 10 cases (67%). About two-thirds of patients were diagnosed when the onset of heart failure occurred. The most common clinical type was type Ⅱ, which occrred in 9 cases (60%). Antihypertensive drugs, oral steroid and congestive heart failure controlling were the main treatment. Three patients with positive purifiedproteinderivative (PPD) test received anti-TB treatment. Three patients had vascular bypass surgery, one patient had percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. Conclusion TA may be life-threatening and progressive. Many patients are with advanced disease at the time of treatment, so the prognosis is generally poor. Early recognition is necessary to initiate appropriate therapy. The disease should be considered in patients with unexplained arterial hypertension or unexplained inflammatory syndromes without local signs.%目的:研究儿童发病的大动脉炎患者的临床特点和治疗方案,提高对此病的认识,以求早期诊断,改善预后。方法收集我院1999年1月至2012年12月住院的大动脉炎患者的临床资料进行回顾性分析。结果15例患者中,男女比例为1∶2,年龄14个月至15岁,平均(10±4)岁。按照EULAR/欧洲儿童风湿病学协会(PRES)标准诊

  3. Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: a comparison of the optic disc area of patients with the arteritic and non-arteritic forms of the disease and that of normal controls Neuropatia óptica isquêmica anterior: estudo comparativo da área do disco óptico de pacientes com as formas arterítica e não-arterítica da doença e de controles normais

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    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate the optic disc area of patients with non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NA-AION and arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (A-AION and compare the results between each other and with those from controls in order to verify the existence and the magnitude of anatomical factors predisposing to the development of anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. METHODS: This is a case-controlled study of the optic disc area of 24 consecutive patients affected with NA-AION, 13 patients with A-AION and 24 consecutive healthy normals, sex- and age-matched with the patients with the NA-AION group. Measurements of optic disc area were performed for each studied group using disc photographs projected, measured and corrected for the refractive error and the keratometric readings, according to Littmann's method in each studied group. The results were compared using variance analysis. RESULTS: The mean areas and standard deviations of the optic discs from patients with NA-AION, A-AION and normals were respectively 1.99 ± 0.35 mm², 2.29 ± 0.39 mm² and 2.49 ± 0.53 mm². The statistical analysis revealed that the mean areas of the optic disc of patients with NA-AION were significantly different from those of normal controls. No statistical difference was found between A-AION and normal controls. CONCLUSION: NA-AION occurs predominantly in small discs while the arteritic form of the disease shows no such preference. Factors related to optic disc structure play a role in the pathophysiology of NA-AION. The occurrence of AION in large optic optic discs should raise the suspicion of temporal arteritis. On the other hand, small optic disc areas do not rule out that vasculitis.OBJETIVO: Calcular a área do disco óptico de pacientes com neuropatia óptica isquêmica anterior não arterítica (NOIA-NA e com neuropatia óptica isquêmica anterior por arterite temporal (NOIA-A comparando os resultados entre si e com o grupos controle

  4. 大动脉炎肾动脉狭窄或闭塞介入治疗临床效果观察%Clinical effects of interventional therapy for the treatment of Takayasu arteritis renal artery stenosis or occlusion

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    赵峰

    2014-01-01

    研究介入治疗在治疗大动脉炎肾动脉狭窄或闭塞的临床效果以及并发症。方法选取2007年3月至2012年3月在河北大学附属医院经实验室检查和血管造影诊断为大动脉炎肾动脉狭窄或闭塞的患者150例,分为介入治疗(A组)和外科手术(B组)两组,比较两组临床效果以及并发症。结果 A组手术时间、术中出血量、出院时间分别为(45.2±2.1)min、(51.4±3.5)mL、(5.70±0.45)d ,显著低于B组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。A组经治疗6个月后,其收缩压、舒张压、肾小球滤过率以及血肌酐分别为(145.6±11.3)mmH g、(75.6±7.2)mm Hg、(127.8±6.7)mL/min、(85.7±9.1)μmol/L ,比治疗前有显著改善,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);而B组在治疗6个月后,与治疗前差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。同时A组患者的成功率、再狭窄率以及总并发症发生率分别为93.3%、12.0%、17.3%,明显低于B组,差异有统计学意义( P<0.05)。结论介入治疗大动脉炎肾动脉狭窄或闭塞成功率高,并发症少,临床应用价值高。%Objective To investigate the clinical effects and complications of interventional therapy for the treatment of Takayasu arteritis renal artery stenosis or occlusion .Methods A total of 150 patients with Takayasu ar‐teritis renal artery stenosis or occlusion ,treated in this hospital during Mar .2007 and Mar .2012 ,were enrolled and divided into interventional therapy group (group A) and surgical operation group (group B) .Clinical effects and com‐plication were compared between the two groups .Results In group A ,the time of surgery ,amount of bleeding and duration of hospital stays were respectively (45 .2 ± 2 .1)min ,(51 .4 ± 3 .5)mL and (5 .70 ± 0 .45)d ,which were obvi‐ously lower than group B (P0 .05) .The success rate ,ste‐nosis rate and total incidence

  5. Tratamento coadjuvante da arterite de Takayasu através de angioplastia transluminal percutânea com stents: relato de caso e revisão de literatura Coadjuvant treatment of Takayasu Arteritis by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stents: case report and literature review

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    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Os autores fazem uma breve revisão de literatura sobre o uso coad-juvante de stents na arterite de Takayasu e apresentam um relato de caso de uma mulher jovem, 27 anos de idade, com quadro de cefaléia holocraniana acompanhada de náuseas, síncopes e tonturas. Concomitantemente apresentou turvação visual e claudicação de membros superiores. Entre as várias possibilidades, aventou-se a hipótese diagnóstica de arterite de Takayasu, confirmada posteriormente, sendo então realizado tratamento coadjuvante através de angioplastia transluminal percutânea com stents.The authors present a brief literature review about coadjuvant treatment with stents in Takayasu Arteritis and report a case of a 27 year old woman showing a holocranial cephalalgia, associated with nausea, fainting and dizziness. Simultaneously she suffered blurred sight and claudication of the upper limbs. Among the different diagnostic possibilities, the hypothesis of Takayasu Arteritis was first considered and later confirmed. Coadjuvant treatment by a percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stents was performed.

  6. Toll-like receptors 4 and 9 are responsible for the maintenance of the inflammatory reaction in canine steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis, a large animal model for neutrophilic meningitis

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    Maiolini Arianna

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA is a systemic inflammatory disease affecting young adult dogs and a potential large animal model for neutrophilic meningitis. Similarities between SRMA and infectious central nervous system (CNS diseases in lymphocyte subsets suggest an infectious origin. Toll-like receptors (TLRs are pattern recognition receptors playing an important role in innate immunity. Due to their ability to recognize both self and non-self antigens, we hypothesize that TLRs are among the key factors for the induction of the inflammatory process in SRMA and provide an indirect hint on the etiology of the disease. Methods The expression profile of cell surface TLRs (TLR2, TLR4 and TLR5 and intracellular TLRs (TLR3 and TLR9 of canine leukocytes was analyzed by immunophenotyping and subsequent flow cytometric measurements. Experiments were performed on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF and peripheral blood (PB samples of dogs affected with SRMA during the acute phase (n = 14 as well as during treatment (n = 23 and compared with those of dogs with bacterial meningitis (n = 3, meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology (n = 6, neoplasia of the central nervous system (n = 6 and a group of dogs with miscellaneous neurological diseases (n = 9. Two additional control groups consisted of dogs with pyogenic infections (n = 13 and of healthy dogs (n = 6. Results All examined groups showed a high percentage of TLR2, TLR4 and TLR5 positive PB polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs in comparison to healthy dogs. Very high values of TLR9 positive PB PMNs were detected in acute SRMA. Only a few similarities were found between SRMA patients and dogs with pyogenic infections, both groups were characterized by high expression of TLR4 positive PB monocytes. Glucocorticosteroid therapy reduced TLR2, TLR4 and TLR9 expression in PB monocytes. Conclusions A relatively high expression of TLR4 and TLR9 in acute SRMA

  7. Clinical characteristics of over 40 years old patients with takayasu's arteritis%年龄40岁以上患者多发性大动脉炎发病的临床特征

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    万瑾; 潘丽丽; 慈维苹; 郭衍秋; 唐雪; 王天

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨年龄40岁以上多发性大动脉炎(TA)患者发病的临床特征.方法 将北京安贞医院收治的53例TA患者按年龄分为青年组(≤40岁,44例)和中年组(>40岁,9例),对其临床特征进行回顾性分析.结果 53例rA患者中中年(40岁以上)发病患者占17%,该组患者易出现胸痛、胸闷及发热(均P<0.05).实验室检查2组差异均无统计学意义(均P>0.05).中年组不易出现肾动脉、腹主动脉受累及多处血管受累情况(均P<0.05).临床分型中年组较少出现累及降主动脉、腹主动脉及肾动脉的分型(P=0.05).2组比较高血压、主动脉瓣反流及动脉瘤的发生差异均无统计学意义(均P>0.05).胸主动脉受累是合并高血压的独立危险因素(P<0.05);升主动脉受累是合并主动脉瓣反流及动脉瘤形成的独立危险因素(P<0.01;P<0.05).结论 重视中年发病TA患者的临床特征有助于早期诊断.%Objective To explore the clinical features of takayasu's arteritis (TA) in over 40 years old patients.Methods We retrospectively analyzed manifestations and tests in 53 TA patients.Results Onset age in 17% patients was over 40.Fever and chest pain were found in first-visit over 40 years old patients (P < 0.05).Laboratory tests showed no differences between young and middle age patients.Patients over 40 had less renal artery,abdominal aortic and multiple vascular involvement (P < 0.05).Thoracic aorta involvement was an independent risk factor of elevated blood pressure (P < 0.05) ; ascending aorta involvement was an independent risk factor of aortic regurgitation (P < 0.01) and combined aneurysm formation (P < 0.05).Conclusion Early diagnosis and treatment are important for TA in over 40 years old patients.

  8. Atypical visual loss in giant cell arteritis

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    Thystrup, Jan Deichmann; Knudsen, G M; Mogensen, A M;

    1994-01-01

    terminal stage of his disease due to bilateral occipital cortex infarctions, verified by CT-scan. Autopsy revealed involvement of several intracranial arteries. In case No. 2 there was severe unilateral visual loss and cotton-wool exudates in both eyes. Central vision recovered after corticosteroid therapy...

  9. Parliamentary Democracy in Scandinavia / David Arter

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    Arter, David

    2004-01-01

    Põhjamaade poliitika võrdlus Westminster-stiilis majoritaarse süsteemiga, seadusandlike ja täidesaatvate institutsioonide suhted; rahvusparlamentide suhteline suletus avalikkuse ees (eriti komisjonid)

  10. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

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    ... 718-6366 Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov Website: http://www.niams.nih.gov If you need more ... nih.gov . Other Resources National Eye Institute Website: http://www.nei.nih.gov National Heart, Lung, and ...

  11. Mortality in patients with giant cell arteritis

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    Baslund, Bo; Helleberg, Marie; Faurschou, Mikkel;

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    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether GCA is associated with increased mortality. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study including all individuals who between 1993 and 2011 were registered in the Danish National Hospital Register and the Danish Patholog...

  12. 雌激素对血流动力学及多发性大动脉炎血管重构的影响%Effect of Estrogen on Hemodynamics and Vascular Remodeling with Takayasu Arteritis

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    洪志鹏; 陈福真; 符伟国; 徐欣

    2001-01-01

    以多发性大动脉炎模型做试验,观察大动脉 空间几何形态重构。测定血浆雌激素、孕激素和一氧化氮产物(NO2-和NO3-)浓度 ,腹主动脉最大血流速度(MAX)、最小血流速度(MIN),平均血流速度(MEAN),阻力指 数(RI)、搏动指数(PI)和切应力(SS)。结果血液中雌激素、孕激素和一氧化氮产物实 验组分别为1137.80±198.30 pg*ml-1,14.10±1.61 mg*ml-1和195.78±53 .01 μmol*L-1;对照组分别为34.74±10.20 pg*ml-1,2.60±1.83 μg*m l-1和12.16±3.28 μmol*L-1,P<0.01。腹主动脉血流动力学参数比较 ,实验组MAX和MIN明显高于对照组,SS在实验组显著增加,腹主动脉管壁厚度与管腔内径比 (h/Di),实验组为0.6145±0.1654,对照组为0.2151±0.0266,P<0.01。各组 大动脉包括颈动脉、主动脉和肾动脉胶原含量变化比较发现实验组明显高于对照组。高雌激 素血症引起血流动力学的一系列变化,是多发性大动脉炎血管重构的重要因素之一,由于管 壁成分改组,最终将造成动脉狭窄,阻塞或动脉瘤形成。%This study utilized Takayasu arteritis (TA) mo del to do the experiment in order to observe the remodeling of arterial geometry . Plasma estrogen, progesterone and products of nitrous oxide(NO2- and NO3 -) were examined. Qualitative analyses of maximum (MAX), minimum (MIN) and mea n (MEAN) velocity of blood flow, resistant index (PI), pulsatile index (PI), an d shear stress (SS) of abdominal aorta were performed.The results showed that pl asma estrogen, progesterone and products of nitrous oxide were respectively 1137 .80±189.30pg*ml-1,14.10±1.61μg*ml-1 and 195.78±53.01 μ mol*L-1 in experiment group, whereas in control group, they were 34.74± 10.20pg*ml-1,2.60±1.83μg*ml-1 and 12.16±3.28μmol*L- 1 respectively, P<0.01. In comparison of hemodynamic parameters of abdo minal aorta, the MAX and MIN of experiment group were

  13. 多发性大动脉炎合并心脏损害患者临床特点及危险因素分析%Manifestations and risk factors of cardiac involvement in patients with Takayasu's arteritis

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    万瑾; 潘丽丽; 慈维苹; 廖华; 王天

    2015-01-01

    尖瓣关闭不全(比值比=0.192,95%置信区间:0.040 ~ 0.929,P<0.05)和三尖瓣关闭不全(比值比=0.093,95%置信区间:0.011 ~ 0.761,P<0.05)的独立危险因素.结论 TA出现心脏损害并不少见,临床医师应关注其临床特征,早诊断早治疗,有助于减少TA患者心脏损害的发生.%Objective To explore manifestations and risk factors of cardiac involvement in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TA).Methods Data of 55 TA patients complicated with cardiac injury among 85 TA patients,including clinical manifestations and results of physical,laboratory,imaging examination,were retrospectively analyzed.The cardiac injury was assessed by echocardiography and coronary CT angiography CT.Relative clinical data of TA patients complicated with cardiac injury were compared withTA patients without cardiac injury.Results In the 55 patients,47 were female and 8 were male.The time of confirmed diagnosis in TA patients with cardiac injury was significantly later [36 (9,168)months vs 12 (6,24) months],compared with that in TA patients without cardiac injury;meanwhile chest pain and blood pressure difference > 10 mmHg between right-to-left sides were more like to occur [27.3% (15/55) vs 6.7% (2/30),69.1% (38/55) vs 46.7% (14/30)] (P < 0.05).The proportions of patients with increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C reactive protein were not statistically different between TA patients with or without cardiac injury [63.6% (35/55) vs 56.7% (17/30),58.2% (32/55) vs 53.3% (16/30)] (P > 0.05).In TA patients with cardiac injury,there were 13 of type Ⅰ (23.6%),11 of type Ⅱ (20.0%),28 of type Ⅲ (50.9%),1 of type Ⅰ +Ⅳ (1.8%),2 of type Ⅲ+ Ⅳ (3.6%);30 patients (54.5%) had hypertensive heart disease,including 18 of renal arterial stenosis or occlusion the onset hypersension were of (28 ± 14) years,which was younger than those without renal arterial involvement [(44 ± 14) years] (P < 0.05);6 patients (10.9%) had old of age

  14. Naturtyper og arter omfattet af EF-Habitatdirektivet

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    Pihl, S.; Søgaard, B.; Ejrnæs, R.;

    Baggrund og formål I henhold til Habitatdirektivet (Det Europæiske Råd: Rådets direktiv 92/43/EØF af 21. maj 1992 om bevaring af naturtyper samt vilde dyr og planter) har Danmark udpeget i alt 194 habitatområder, der skal indgå i et europæisk netværk af særlige bevaringsområder, Natura 2000. Udpe...

  15. Mõnus kontsert Bostonis / Rein Pirn ; foto: Marko Mumm (Arter)

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    8. veebr. 2004 esinesid Bostoni First and Second Church'is lauljatar Hanna-Liina Võsa ning pianist Hando Nahkur; kõlasid eesti rahvalaulud, eesti ja ameerika heliloojate laulud ning F. Liszti klaverimuusika

  16. Konjenital sağ ve sol koroner arter kaynaklı koroner-pulmoner arter fistülü

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    Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is a rare congenital anomalywith an incidence of 1 in 50 000 live births. The fistula wasobserved at the right coronary artery in 53%, the left coronaryartery in 42% and both coronary artery in 5% of thecases. Echocardiography examination in a 46 year-oldwoman with the symptoms of chest pain, palpitation anddyspnea revealed a severe mitral valve insufficiency anda moderate to severe tricuspid valve insufficiency. A CAForiginating from the proximal part of the lef...

  17. Analysis of factors related to ovarian function damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus or Takayasu arteritis receiving cyclophosphamide therapy%环磷酰胺致系统性红斑狼疮及大动脉炎患者卵巢功能受损的相关因素分析

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    廖秋菊; 郑峥; 赵义; 李小霞

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨女性系统性红斑狼疮(SLE)及大动脉炎(TA)患者应用环磷酰胺(CTX)治疗中发生卵巢功能受损的相关因素。方法收集2012年6月至2014年10月在首都医科大学宣武医院住院接受 CTX 治疗并在门诊随访的女性 SLE 和 TA 患者进行回顾性研究。使用 CTX 治疗的SLE 患者为 SLE 组;使用 CTX 治疗的 TA 患者为 TA 组。记录并比较2组患者卵巢功能受损总发生率、闭经发生率、出现卵巢功能受损和闭经时 CTX 的用药时间及 CTX 的累积剂量。结果共纳入患者63例,SLE 组46例,年龄15~41岁;TA 组17例,年龄17~37岁。2组患者应用 CTX 后出现卵巢功能受损的年龄集中分布在20~39岁之间。2组患者卵巢功能受损总发生率及闭经发生率差异均无统计学意义[60.9%(28/46)比35.3%(6/17),19.6%(9/46)比5.9%(1/17),均 P >0.05]。SLE 组在应用 CTX 治疗6周开始出现卵巢功能受损,平均时间为13周;TA 组在用药16周开始出现卵巢功能受损,平均时间为21周,SLE 组出现卵巢功能受损时间较 TA 组早(P =0.021)。SLE 组出现卵巢功能受损时 CTX 累积剂量少于 TA 组[(7.2±0.8)g 比(8.0±0.9)g],组间差异有统计学意义(P =0.045)。CTX 累积剂量与年龄呈负相关(SLE 组 r =-0.681,P =0.028;TA 组 r =-0.244,P =0.043)。结论 CTX 的累积剂量是 SLE 及 TA 患者发生卵巢功能受损的危险因素。SLE 患者出现卵巢功能受损时 CTX 的累积剂量低于 TA 患者。患者初始应用 CTX 的年龄越大,出现卵巢功能受损的风险越高。%Objective To explore the factors related to ovarian injury after cyclophosphamide therapy in the patients with systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE)and Takayasu arteritis(TA). Methods Data of patients with SLE and TA hospitalized in Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University from June 2012 to October 2014 were collected and a

  18. Phylogenetic characterisation of the G(L) sequences of equine arteritis virus isolated from semen of asymptomatic stallions and fatal cases of equine viral arteritis in Denmark

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    Larsen, Lars Erik; Storgaard, Torben; Holm, Elisabeth

    2001-01-01

    three different outbreaks of EVA. From these fatalities, the complete open reading frame 5, encoding the EAV GL protein, was amplified by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and subjected to nucleotide sequence analysis. Furthermore, DNA sequences were obtained from virus isolated from semen...

  19. Contribution a la modelisation et simulation numerique de l ecoulement du sang dans l artere

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    Alla, H; Bensaid, M H

    2009-01-01

    Numerous are the questionings raised by medicine interventionnelle, concerning the hold in charge of the pathologies of the arterial partition (aneurysm, dissection, coarctation, atherosclerosis).for it we made the modeling and the numeric simulation of the blood flow in the renal artery taken by the Medical imagery. Geometry has been rebuilt from the medical pictures of angiography, angioscanner and IRM. While considering that blood like a fluid Newtonian and stationary flow. The results gotten in terms of the physical parameters as the velocity, the dynamic pressure is shown that the simplest case was enough to collect relevant data for the development of stenos or thrombosis in the arteries.

  20. Equine verminous arteritis; efficiency and speed of larvicidal acitivty as influenced by dosage of albendazole.

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    Georgi, J R; Rendano, V T; King, J M; Bianchi, D G; Theodorides, V J

    1980-04-01

    Albendazole was effective in destroying Strongylus vulgaris larvae in verminous lesions of the cranial mesenteric artery when administered as a 20% suspension by stomach tube to ponies. Fifty mg/kg body weight administered twice a day for 2 days caused death and gradual disintegration of larvae over a period of 3 to 6 weeks with mild toxic signs appearing in 3 of 11 ponies. Higher total doses of albendazole (50 mg/kg twice a day for 4 days and 25 mg/kg three times a day for 5 days) lead to more rapid disintegration of the larvae but fatal toxicity was observed in 3 of 6 ponies so treated. In all cases, resolution of verminous arterial lesions was delayed until larva remains had disappeared from the lesions. A non-parametric analysis was applied to combined radiographic, pathologic and parasitologic observations and data for testing their statistical significance PMID:7408495

  1. Five Vessel Coronary Arter Bypass Graft Surgery in a Case with Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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    Sureyya Talay

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    Full Text Available We report a case of a rare and sypmtomatic familyal hypercholesterolemia case with an end-point of coronary artery bypass surgery at the age of 16. Patient was evaluated at the emergency department with chest pain and discomfort. Physical examination were within normal limits. The electrocardiogram showed a normal sinus rhythm for 108/ min. Arterial blood pressure was 90/60 mmHg. Lungs and heart were clear to auscultation. Patient was under treatment with a prior diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH for one year by daily 40 mgs rosuvastatine. A coronary artery angiography was performed for chest pain. Multivessel coronary artery disease was diagnosed with a total occlusion of left anterior descending artery. Transthoracic echocardiography presented a left ventricular (LV ejection fraction 50%, LV diameters 44/26 mm, aneurysm formation at interatrial septum and mild dyskinesia of anterior wall. Thus, a five vessel emergent coronary artery graft bypass surgery was performed at this early age. FH is with a severe elevation in total cholesterol (TC and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL in an autosomal dominant characteristic disorder that approximately occurs in 1 per 500 persons by its heterozygous form. FH is most certainly associated with premature coronary artery disease (CAD with catasthrophic early age results. [Cukurova Med J 2014; 39(4.000: 872-875

  2. Ajakiri "Arters" : esteetika ja eetika / Anu Saluäär

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    2008-01-01

    Rootsi Muusikaakadeemia, Kunstiakadeemia ja Rootsi Akadeemia ühisväljaandest "Artes", pikemalt teisest numbrist, mis kajastab Pariisis toimunud kollokviumit "Kirjandus ja filosoofia". - Varem ilmunud: Looming 1989, nr. 11

  3. Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the temporal artery presenting as temporal arteritis: Case report and literature review

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    Salem Alowami

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Hemangioendotheliomas are classified as epithelioid hemangioendothelioma(EHE, retiform hemangioendothelioma, composite hemanioendothelioma, Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (with or without Kasabach-Merritt syndrome, and Spindle cell hemangioendothelioma. The latter two types of hemangioendotheliomas usually follow a benign course, in contrast to the other types of hemangioendotheliomas, which are considered as a low grade malignant sarcoma with unpredictable prognosis. EHE's are rare tumors, mostly described in organs particularly the lungs and liver. Though endothelial in origin, EHE's reported to originate from small sized arteries are extremely rare. We report a very rare case of EHE arising from the temporal artery showing a peculiar presentation.

  4. Increased angiotensin II type 1 receptor expression in temporal arteries from patients with giant cell arteritis

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    Dimitrijevic, Ivan; Malmsjö, Malin; Andersson, Christina;

    2009-01-01

    -AT(2) antibodies, was performed on formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded temporal arteries. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: AT(1) and AT(2) receptor immunostaining intensity was quantified. RESULTS: Hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections of temporal arteries from patients with GCA showed intimal hyperplasia...

  5. Self-reported use of medicines among university students in Oslo, Norwayyvind Palm: Arteritis temporalis

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    Elin O. Rosvold

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Medicine use can be used as an indicator of state of health in a population. Knowledge about health and medicine use among university students is scarce. Objective: The aim of this study was to analyse medicine use in relation to age and gender in an university student population. Methods: A survey on health and medicine use among students was carried out at the University of Oslo, Norway, in 2003 by means of a postal questionnaire. In all, 45% (789 of 1750 students participated. Students younger than 30 years of age (n=604 were included in the study of medicine use. Results: More female (77% than male (53% students reported use of medicines during the preceding four weeks. Female students had used more over the counter analgesics and more psychotropic drugs than the males. One in five students reported daily or weekly use of allergy medicines. Conclusions: This study showed that female university students below 30 years of age used more medicines than their male counterparts. The gender difference was mainly due to a higher use of analgesics among women. The study was performed during the pollen season in spring, and the high proportion of allergy medicine users indicates that many university students may have symptoms that can influence on their academic performance during spring exams

  6. Increased angiotensin II type 1 receptor expression in temporal arteries from patients with giant cell arteritis

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    Dimitrijevic, Ivan; Malmsjö, Malin; Andersson, Christina;

    2009-01-01

    immunohistochemical study of temporal arteries using archival formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue. PARTICIPANTS: Ten patients with GCA and 10 control patients, who were clinically suspected of having GCA but were diagnosed as not having GCA, were included. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry, using anti-AT(1) and anti......-AT(2) antibodies, was performed on formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded temporal arteries. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: AT(1) and AT(2) receptor immunostaining intensity was quantified. RESULTS: Hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections of temporal arteries from patients with GCA showed intimal hyperplasia...... with antibodies for the AT(2) receptor was similar in the patients with GCA and in controls. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that AT(1) receptors play a role in the development of GCA. Inhibition of the angiotensin system may thus provide a noncorticosteroid alternative for the treatment of GCA. FINANCIAL...

  7. Impact of Vasculitis on Employment and Income

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    2016-01-26

    Vasculitis; Systemic Vasculitis; Behcet's Disease; CNS Vasculitis; Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis; Eosinophilic Granulomatosis; Temporal Arteritis; Wegener Granulomatosis; Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura; Microscopic Polyangiitis; Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN); Takayasu's Arteritis; Urticarial Vasculitis

  8. Educational Needs of Patients With Systemic Vasculitis

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    2014-07-11

    Behcet's Disease; Churg-Strauss Syndrome; Vasculitis, Central Nervous System; Giant Cell Arteritis; Wegener Granulomatosis; Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura; Microscopic Polyangiitis; Polyarteritis Nodosa; Takayasu's Arteritis

  9. Phage display of the Equine arteritis virus nsp1 ZF domain and examination of its metal interactions

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    Oleksiewicz, Martin B.; Snijder, E.J.; Normann, Preben

    2004-01-01

    of the ZF domain, a binding assay was developed, based on the use of immobilized Ni2+ ions (Ni-NTA). Phages displaying ZF bound significantly better to Ni-NTA than did phages displaying negative-control peptides, which also contained metal-coordinating residues. Also, binding of ZF-displaying phages could...... structure was involved in binding of the ZF to Ni-NTA. These findings provide the first experimental evidence that the putative nsp 1 ZF domain can coordinate divalent metal ions, and that this property is associated with the secondary structure of the domain. The Ni-NTA binding assay developed...... be inhibited by an anti-nsp 1 serum, or by mutation of residues predicted to be important for zinc coordination. Finally, binding was abolished by low concentrations (0.1%) Tween 20, and rescued by including Zn2+, Ni2+ or Cu2+, but not Mg2+, in the binding buffer, suggesting that formation of secondary...

  10. Vurdering af bevaringsstatus for arter og naturtyper omfattet af EF-Habitatdirektivet (2001-2007) (Notat til By- og Landskabsstyrelsen)

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    Søgaard, Bjarne; Ejrnæs, Rasmus; Nygaard, Bettina;

    2008-01-01

    _on=reportingdate&sort_order=reverse Afrapportering for naturtyper kan findes på denne link:   http://cdr.eionet.europa.eu/resultsxml?xml_schema_location=http%3A%2F%2Fbiodiversity.eionet.europa.eu%2Fschemas%2Fdir9243eec%2Fhabitats.xsd&years%3Aint%3Aignore_empty=&partofyear=&country=http%3A%2F%2Frod.eionet.eu.int%2......Fspatial%2F11&sort_on=reportingdate&sort_order=reverse  ...

  11. Increased tissue endothelin-1 and endothelin-B receptor expression in temporal arteries from patients with giant cell arteritis

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    Dimitrijevic, Ivan; Andersson, Christina; Rissler, Pehr;

    2010-01-01

    of temporal arteries using archival formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 10 patients with GCA and 10 control patients with clinically suspected GCA but diagnosed not to have GCA. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry, with anti ET-1, anti-ET(A), and anti-ET(B) antibodies...... states. High doses of corticosteroids currently are used in the treatment of GCA, whereas other treatments are not as reliably effective. The present study was performed to elucidate the role for ET-1, ET(A), and ET(B) receptors in GCA. DESIGN: Experimental, retrospective immunohistochemical study......, was performed on formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded temporal arteries. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Endothelin-1, ET(A), and ET(B) receptor immunostaining intensities were quantified. RESULTS: Temporal arteries from the patients with GCA showed the typical histologic features, including intimal thickening...

  12. Vasculitis Illness Perception (VIP) Study

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    2014-07-11

    Wegener Granulomatosis; Microscopic Polyangiitis; Churg-Strauss Syndrome; Polyarteritis Nodosa; Giant Cell Arteritis; Takayasu's Arteritis; Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura; Behcet's Disease; CNS Vasculitis

  13. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism rs10919543 in FCGR2A/FCGR3A Region Confers Susceptibility to Takayasu Arteritis in Chinese Population

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    Fang Qin

    2016-01-01

    Conclusions: Our findings revealed unique genetic pattern in Chinese TA patients that may be partly responsible for the higher risk of TA in this population. FCGR2A/FCGR3A-related immune disorder might contribute to the etiology of TA.

  14. From arteritis to mycotic aneurysm: visualization of the progression of mycotic aneurysm development following femoral arterial line insertion in an infant

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    Beck-Razi, Nira [Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Medical Imaging, The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa (Israel); Rambam Medical Center, Department of Medical Imaging, Haifa (Israel); Bar-Joseph, Gad [Israel Institute of Technology, Pediatric Critical Care Unit, The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa (Israel); Ofer, Amos; Gaitini, Diana [Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Medical Imaging, The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa (Israel); Hoffman, Aharon [Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Vascular Surgery, Rambam Health Care Center, The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa (Israel)

    2010-12-15

    Although uncommon, mycotic aneurysms in infants can be lethal because of the high risk of rapid expansion and rupture. Most catheter-associated mycotic aneurysms reported in the first year of life develop following umbilical artery catheterizations. We describe the sonographic detection of an early stage mycotic aneurysm in a 4-month-old following femoral artery catheterization complicated by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) septicemia. We also describe the sonographic and radiographic progression of this mycotic aneurysm before surgery. (orig.)

  15. From arteritis to mycotic aneurysm: visualization of the progression of mycotic aneurysm development following femoral arterial line insertion in an infant

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    Although uncommon, mycotic aneurysms in infants can be lethal because of the high risk of rapid expansion and rupture. Most catheter-associated mycotic aneurysms reported in the first year of life develop following umbilical artery catheterizations. We describe the sonographic detection of an early stage mycotic aneurysm in a 4-month-old following femoral artery catheterization complicated by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) septicemia. We also describe the sonographic and radiographic progression of this mycotic aneurysm before surgery. (orig.)

  16. 钩端螺旋体性脑动脉炎患者的临床护理%Clinical nursing on leptospirosis cerebral arteritis

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    陈吟卿

    2001-01-01

    通过对15例散发性钩端螺旋体性脑动脉炎(简称钩体性脑动脉炎)的护理体会,提出了此病一经确诊,严密观察病情,防止赫氏反应,预防颅内压增高,以及偏瘫病例的早期康复训练等是提高抢救成功率的关键。

  17. Isquemia grave de membros inferiores por arterite por HIV Severe ischemia of lower limbs due to arteritis caused by HIV infection

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    Guilherme Benjamin Brandão Pitta

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A isquemia aguda de membros pode se manifestar, embora de forma incomum, como consequência à vasculite associada ao vírus da imunodeficiência humana (HIV. O presente caso descreve a evolução de uma paciente soropositiva para o HIV, que apresentou quadro de isquemia distal bilateral, com diminuição da temperatura de terço distal das pernas e pés, dor intensa, cianose fixa de pododátilos e ausência de pulsos distais. Submetida ao tratamento com terapia trombolítica, apresentou sinais de lesões decorrentes da isquemia e lesão tecidual de reperfusão com perda tecidual em regiões distais dos dedos, porém com melhora dos sinais e sintomas dos membros inferiores. Trata-se de um caso raro na literatura em função da associação da vasculite com o HIV e do acometimento dos vasos distais nos membros inferiores. Entretanto, o conhecimento desta associação é de extrema importância devido à repercussão na vida dos pacientes acometidos.The acute limb ischemia may manifest itself, albeit unusual, as a consequence of vasculitis associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV. This case report described a patient seropositive for HIV who developed bilateral distal ischemia with temperature decrease of distal legs and feet, severe pain, cyanosis of fixed toes, and absence of distal pulses. She underwent treatment with thrombolytic therapy, showed signs of injury resulting from ischemia and reperfusion tissue injury with tissue loss in the distal regions of the fingers, but with improvement of the signs and symptoms of lower limbs. It is a rare case in literature due to the association of vasculitis with HIV and to the torment of distal vases of the lower limbs. Despite of that, the knowledge of the pathology is extremely important because of the repercussion in the patients' lives.

  18. Level of Adherence to Prophylactic Osteoporosis Medication amongst Patients with Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: A Cross-Sectional Study

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    A. Emamifar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To estimate level of adherence to oral calcium and vitamin D supplementation as well as bisphosphonate amongst patients with PMR and GCA treated with glucocorticoids. Method. A total of 138 patients with the diagnosis of PMR and/or GCA registered in our department in December 2013. In this cross-sectional study we interviewed all the patients to measure level of adherence to calcium and vitamin D, as well as bisphosphonates. Results. Out of the 118 included patients, 88.9% of them were adherent to their prescription. Only 2 patients (1.7% did not take calcium and vitamin D at all and 10 patients (8.5% took their medication infrequently, 9 and 1 out of 10 patients took the medication 50–100% of the time and less than 50% of the prescribed dose, respectively. Sixty-one patients received additional treatment with bisphosphonate and 96.6% were adherent to this therapy. The remaining 3.4% of the patients did not take the medication at all. Forgetfulness, adverse side effects, and lack of understanding of treatment benefits were the most significant causes for nonadherence to calcium and vitamin D. Conclusions. Contrary to what we expected this study found that adherence to osteoporosis preventive medication in patients with PMR and GCA was high.

  19. Rapport fra Riskens soppkurs i Eikesdalen 25.-28.09.2008

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    2009-01-01

    Rapporten indeholder en analyse af over 800 fund af storsvampe fra den klimatisk set meget varme hassel-og elmedominerede Eikesdal i Nordvestnorge. Der blev fundet 447 arter på workshoppen (3 dage) på trods af meget tørre forhold, heraf 40 rødlistede arter, 11 nye arter for Norge og to med 2. gan...

  20. Dyreknogler fra Ronæs Skov-bopladsen, Summary

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    Enghoff, Inge Bødker

    2009-01-01

    Analyser af dyreknogler fra en submarin boplads, Ronæs Skov, ved Gamborg Fjord på Fyn, påviser mindst syv arter af fisk, fire arter af fugle og nitten arter af pattedyr. Fiskeriet har især været domineret af torsk. Fuglefangsten har bestået af skarv, svane, spurvehøg og natugle. Foruden den for p...

  1. Mitral kapak replasmanı uygulanan hastalarda protez kapak hasta uyumsuzluğunun operasyon sonrası pulmoner arter basıncı üzerine olan etkisinin ekokardiyografi ile değerlendirilmesi

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    2008-01-01

    Giriş: Mitral kapak replasmanı (MKR) sonrası, protez kapak-hasta uyumsuzluğu (PKHU) riski tanımı, yorumu, klinik önemi hakkında ortak bir görüş olmayıp halen daha tartışmalıdır. Mitral konumunda PKHU (MKPKHU)’ nun klinik ve hemodinamik etkisi tam olarak keşfedilememiştir. MKR sonrası gelişen PKHU’nun, persistan PHT’ye yol açtığı ve MKPKHU’nun, MKR sonrası PHT’ nin devam etmesinin önemli bir belirleyicisi olabileceği düşünülmektedir. Amaç: Çalışmamızda esas olarak, MKR geçirmiş sol ventrikül f...

  2. Dynamic study of lower limb arteries using the ECTRICKS MRI technique; La perspective d'une etude dynamique des arteres des membres inferieures en IRM grace a la sequence ECTRICKS

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    Nicolas, M.; Laurent, V.; Tissier, S.; Cannard, L.; Leclerc, J.C.; Beot, S.; Regent, D. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Nancy-Brabois, Service de Radiologie Adultes, 54 - Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (France)

    2005-01-15

    Purpose. This article presents a new MR angiography technique, Elliptic Centric Time Resolved Imaging on Contrast KineticS (ECTRICKS), which allows dynamic evaluation of the lower limb arteries opacification when venous return prevents adequate diagnostic evaluation of calf arteries. Patient and methods. Comparative examination of the calf arteries in 59 patients using a standard MRA technique and the ECTRICKS technique. Results. A total of 33 examinations could be compared. Additional arteries could be evaluated in 10% of our patient population using the ECTRICKS technique, and in 20% for our diabetic population. Arterial evaluation was better with the ECTRICKS technique in patients with diabetes and venous insufficiency. Conclusion. ECTRICKS is a good complementary sequence for evaluating the calf arteries in patients with diabetes or early venous return. (author)

  3. Arterite de Takayasu diagnosticada durante o puerpério em mulher com doença hipertensiva gestacional: relato de caso = Takayasu Arteritis diagnosed during puerperium in a woman with pregnancy-induced hypertension: case report

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    Hentschke, Marta Ribeiro

    2014-01-01

    Objetivos: Descrever um caso de Arterite de Takayasu diagnosticada durante o puerpério precoce, demonstrando a importância da aferição adequada da pressão arterial para o diagnóstico da doença hipertensiva gestacional. Descrição do caso: Uma mulher de 40 anos, em sua quarta gestação, com idade gestacional de 36 semanas e três dias, foi hospitalizada por gestação de alto risco devido a hipertensão arterial sistêmica crônica. Durante a internação observou-se diferença nos níveis tensionais e...

  4. MRI and MR-angiography of persistent trigeminal artery and its variant; La persistance de l`artere trigeminee et savariante. Apport de l`IRM et de l`angio-RM

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    Boukobza, M.; Houdart, E.; Chapot, R.; Guichard, J.P.; Merland, J.J. [Hopital Lariboisiere, 75 - Paris (France)

    1997-11-01

    We describe the magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography findings in 5 cases of persistent trigeminal artery, and in two cases of variant trigeminal artery. Six patients underwent complete four-vessel angiography, performed to depict other pathology. Magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography allowed in each case to visualize this artery and to precise its latero- or intra-sellar situation. The variant is not defined on conventional magnetic resonance imaging, but may be individualized on magnetic resonance angiography. In each case, identification of these persistent artery is crucial if surgery of sellar or gasserian region is planned. (authors)

  5. A Heath-Carter Study about the Samototypes of Mongolian College Students%蒙古族大学生体型的 H eath-C arter 法研究

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    赵丹平; 王昕

    2013-01-01

      本文运用Heath‐Carter人体测量体型方法研究内蒙古地区大学生的体型,结果表明:蒙古族男生与汉族男生有明显差异;蒙古族男生与蒙古族女生存在显著差异;蒙古族男生与体育系男生具有一定差异。研究结果表明:人体体格发育是由先天遗传性和后天获得性共同作用的结果。%The research makes a study of the samototype of college students in Inner Mongolia by means of Heath‐Carter method .The results show that there are evident differences between Mongolian and Han boy students ;striking differences between Mongolian boys and girls and certain differences be‐tween Mongolian boys and boys major in sports .The conclusion is that the development of human body is the result of both hereditary and acquired factors .

  6. Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Life Threatening Autoimmune Diseases

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    2005-06-23

    Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch; Graft Versus Host Disease; Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Churg-Strauss Syndrome; Hypersensitivity Vasculitis; Wegener's Granulomatosis; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Giant Cell Arteritis; Pure Red Cell Aplasia; Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis; Polyarteritis Nodosa; Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura; Takayasu Arteritis

  7. Dansk biodiversitet under luppen

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    Borchsenius, Finn; Enghoff, Henrik; Calabuig, Isabel;

    2011-01-01

    En effektiv indsats for at redde den biologiske mangfoldighed forudsætter en basal viden om, hvilke arter der findes, og hvordan de er udbredt. I Danmark findes 35–40.000 arter, men vores kendskab til deres systematik og udbredelse er meget mangelfuld. DanBIF arbejder på at gøre viden om dansk bi...

  8. Interpersonaalse tähenduse konstrueerimine : ühe intervjuu analüüs / Reet Kasik

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    Kasik, Reet, 1946-

    2004-01-01

    Interpersonaalsest tähendustasandist ja intervjueeritavale küsimuste kaudu konstrueeritavast identiteedist ühe intervjuu põhjal. Lisa: Analüüsitav tekst: Keit Pentus, kunas lapsed tulevad? (Postimees. Arter. 16.10.2004)

  9. Biotherapies in large vessel vasculitis.

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    Ferfar, Y; Mirault, T; Desbois, A C; Comarmond, C; Messas, E; Savey, L; Domont, F; Cacoub, P; Saadoun, D

    2016-06-01

    Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu's arteritis (TA) are large vessel vasculitis (LVV) and aortic involvement is not uncommon in Behcet's disease (BD) and relapsing polychondritis (RP). Glucocorticosteroids are the mainstay of therapy in LVV. However, a significant proportion of patients have glucocorticoid dependance, serious side effects or refractory disease to steroids and other immunosuppressive treatments such as cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil and methotrexate. Recent advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis have resulted in the use of biological agents in patients with LVV. Anti-tumor necrosis factor-α drugs seem effective in patients with refractory Takayasu arteritis and vascular BD but have failed to do so in giant cell arteritis. Preliminary reports on the use of the anti-IL6-receptor antibody (tocilizumab), in LVV have been encouraging. The development of new biologic targeted therapies will probably open a promising future for patients with LVV. PMID:26883459

  10. Spontaneous Perinephric Hemorrhage Associated with Urolithiasis in Pregnancy

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    Leah P. McMann

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Spontaneous perinephric hematoma in the absence of anticoagulation, arteritis, or trauma is uncommon. We report the case of a postpartum patient with nephrolithiasis who initially presented to the obstetric service with a spontaneous perinephric hemorrhage.

  11. Cerebral Autoregulation in Normal Pregnancy and Preeclampsia

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    van Veen, Teelkien R.; Panerai, Ronney B.; Haeri, Sina; Griffioen, Annemiek C.; Zeeman, Gerda; Belfort, Michael A.

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that preeclampsia is associated with impaired dynamic cerebral autoregulation. METHODS: In a prospective cohort analysis, cerebral blood flow velocity of the middle cerebral artery (determined by transcranial Doppler), blood pressure (determined by noninvasive arter

  12. [Herpes zoster oticus -- neuropathologic contribution to the genesis of concomitant facial paralysis (author's transl)].

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    Pilz, P

    1981-12-25

    A woman of 71 years suffered from herpes zoster oticus, 7th and 10th nerve paralysis, vertigo and hearing loss; she died after 5 weeks. Neuropathologic examination revealed intensive inflammation in the pons and medulla oblongata and necrotizing arteritis in the cerebello-pontine angle, predominantly on the clinically affected side. The adjacent facial nerve was severely damaged. For the first time, necrotizing arteritis appears as important cause of facial paralysis in the Ramsey-Hunt syndrome.

  13. A comparison study of TCD vs MRI VE-ASL in the evaluation of collateral circulation of cerebral arter-ies%经颅多普勒超声与血管编码动脉自旋标记技术评价侧支循环的比较

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    彭清; 胡耀光; 叶长青; 吴冰; 黄一宁

    2014-01-01

    目的:比较经颅多普勒超声(transcranial Doppler,TCD)与血管编码动脉自旋标记(vessel-encoded arterial spin-labeling, VE-ASL)技术在评价单侧颈内动脉系统狭窄患者侧支循环情况中的作用。方法对TCD及颈部血管彩超检查诊断为单侧颈内动脉或大脑中动脉中度以上狭窄或闭塞的患者30例,行MRA及VE-ASL MRI检查。①记录TCD检测到的狭窄侧狭窄远端及非狭窄侧同一深度大脑中动脉收缩期峰值血流速度以及VE-ASL测量的狭窄侧和非狭窄侧大脑中动脉供血区的脑血流量。②比较TCD和VE-ASL MRI两种方法检测到的脑动脉侧支循环情况差异。结果①TCD检测的狭窄侧狭窄远端及非狭窄侧同一深度大脑中动脉收缩期峰值血流速度平均分别为(31.6±10.5) cm/s,(83.1±9.2) cm/s。VE-ASL测量的大脑中动脉供血区CBF值平均为狭窄侧(22.5±9.8) mL·min-1·100g-1,非狭窄侧(31.7±8.3) mL·min-1·100g-1。狭窄侧/非狭窄侧收缩期峰值血流速度比值明显低于狭窄侧/非狭窄侧大脑中动脉供血区CBF比值(0.37±0.173 vs.0.66±0.141, P=0.001)。②TCD侧支循环检出率明显低于VE-ASL,分别为前循环侧支检出率26.7%vs.70%(P=0.001),后循环侧支检出率16.7%vs.60%(P<0.001),总的脑侧支循环检出率36.7%vs.86.7%(P<0.001)。结论 TCD评价脑动脉侧支循环情况不如无创的VE-ASL,主要受限于Willis环解剖变异以及软脑膜动脉侧支循环的形成。%Objectives To evaluate the performances of transcranial Doppler (TCD) and vessel-encoded arterial spin labeling MRI perfusion imaging (VE-ASL) in the evaluation of collateral circulation of cerebral arteries. Methods Thirty patients with unilateral ICA or MCA stenosis diagnosed by TCD and carotid duplex ultrasound and confirmed by MRA underwent VE-ASL. Peak systolic velocity (PSV) of bilateral MCA in the same depth, distal to the stenosis site, was recorded. Cerebral blood flow (CBF) in bilateral MCA territories was measured by VE-ASL. The detection rates of collater-al flow using TCD and VE-ASL were compared. Results TCD revealed that PSV in the ipsilateral and contralateral MCA were (31.6 ± 10.5) cm/s and (83.1 ± 9.2) cm/s, respectively. VE_ASL revealed that CBF in the ipsilateral and contralateral MCA territory were (22.5±9.8) mL·min-1·100g-1 and (31.7±8.3) mL·min-1·100g-1, respectively. The PSV ratio of the ipsi-lateral/contralateral MCA was significantly lower than the CBF ratio of the ipsilateral/contralateral MCA(0.37 ± 0.173 vs. 0.66±0.141, P=0.001). The detection rates of collateral flow using TCD were lower than those using VE-ASL. The detec-tion rate was 26.7% vs. 70% on TCD vs. VE-ASL in anterior collateral circulation (P=0.001), was 16.7% vs. 60% (P<0.001) on TCD vs. VE-ASL in posterior collateral circulation. The total display rate of collateral flow was 36.7%vs. 86.7%on TCD vs. VE-ASL (P<0.001). Conclusions TCD is inferior to VE-ASL in evaluating the collateral circulation because of the limitations including the anatomical variations of the circle of Willis and formation of leptomenigeal anastomoses.

  14. A percepção do cliente em hemodiálise frente à fístula artério venosa em seu corpo La percepición del cliente en hemodiálisis delante a la fístula arterío venosa en su cuerpo The hemodyalisis client's perception about having an arteriovenous fistula

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    Giselle Barcellos Oliveira Koepe; Sílvia Teresa Carvalho de Araújo

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    OBJETIVO: Identificar as percepções sensoriais dos clientes frente à fistula artério-venosa (FAV) e descrevê-las a partir dos sentidos sócio comunicantes do corpo. MÉTODOS: Aplicação de técnicas criativas durante sessão de hemodiálise com cinco pacientes. Foi pedido que desenhassem algo que representasse a presença da fístula artério-venosa e em seguida foram expostas seis gravuras, cada uma com um sentido corporal, sendo argüidos sobre sentimentos provocados pela fístula artério-venosa diant...

  15. {sup 99m}Tc-SSS lipiodol: development and study of its biodistribution following injection intra-hepatic artery of healthy pigs; {sup 99m}Tc-SSS lipiodol: mise au point du marquage et biodistribution apres injection au niveau de l'artere hepatique du porc

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    Garin, E.; Dazord, L.; Moisan, A.; Lecloirec, J.; Herry, J.Y.; Bourguet, P. [Centre Eugene-Marquis, UPRES EA 1794, Service de Medecine Nucleaire, 35 - Rennes (France); Noiret, N.; Lepareur, N.; Roucoux, A. [Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie, UMR CNRS 6052, 35 - Rennes (France); Malbert, C. [Institut National de Recherches Agronomiques (INRA/UMR VP), 35 - Saint Gilles (France); Caulet-Maugendre, S.; Turlin, B. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pontchaillou, Service d' Anatomopathologie, 35 - Rennes (France); Tribut, O. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pontchaillou, Service de Pharmacologie Clinique, 35 - Rennes (France)

    2003-12-01

    Aims. Intra-arterial metabolic radiotherapy with {sup 131}I-lipiodol is a therapeutic approach witch can be used for hepatocellular carcinoma, but several drawbacks limit its use. We report here the development of lipiodol labelling with {sup 99m}Tc and its biodistribution after infusion in the hepatic artery in healthy pigs. In fact, labelling lipiodol with {sup 99m}Tc is the first step towards the development of labelling Lipiodol with {sup 188}Re and {sup 99m}Tc lipiodol could be used for dosimetric purpose. Method. The {sup 99m}Tc lipiodol is obtained after dissolving in lipiodol a lipophilic chelating agent labelled with {sup 99m}Tc: the {sup 99m}Tc-(PhCS3)2(PhCS2). The radiochemical purity was assessed immediately after the labelling and 24 hours later. {sup 99m}Tc-lipiodol was injected through the hepatic artery in 7 pigs. Scintigraphic acquisitions were performed 1 and 24 hours after injection. Pigs were killed after 1 or 24 hours for removal of organs and in vitro counting. Results. The labelling of lipiodol with {sup 99m}Tc is achieved with a very high yield, 96 {+-} 0,8%. The radiochemical purity is satisfactory: 92 {+-} 2,6% immediately after labelling and at least 88 {+-} 3,5% at 24 hours. Scintigraphic acquisitions showed a predominant liver uptake and a faint lung uptake without other site of uptake at one hour and the apparition of a faint digestive elimination at 24 hours. Those results are confirmed by ex-vivo counting. Conclusion. This preliminary study point out that labelling lipiodol with {sup 99m}Tc can be performed with a good yield and a good radiochemical purity. It's biodistribution in healthy pigs is satisfactory. Labelling lipiodol with {sup 188}Re is now under development with the same chelating agent. (author)

  16. Biomass degrading enzymes from Penicillium – cloning and characterization

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    Krogh, Kristian Bertel Rømer

    2008-01-01

    . Størstedelen af den forskning, der er foregået indenfor cellulosenedbrydende enzymer er med enzymer produceret af svampen Trichoderma reesei. Under mit Ph.D.studium har jeg undersøgt biomassenedbrydende enzymer fra forskellige Penicillium arter. Hovedvægten af forskningen har været indenfor...... cellulosenedbrydende enzymer.Penicillium arter er blandt de hyppigst forekommende mikroorganismer i skovjord, hvori der netop nedbrydes store mængder plantemateriale. Ved en sammenligning af produktionen af biomassenedbrydende enzymer fra forskellige Penicillium arter blev der fundet flere interessante enzymsystemer...... reaktionstid ved den enzymatisk hydrolyse hvor de enkelte sukkermolekyler bliver frigivet, hvorfor enzymstabilitet er særdeles væsentlig, når et rentabelt cellulosenedbrydende enzymsystem skal sammensættes. De nødvendige enzymer for en fuldstændig hydrolyse af cellulose blev oprenset, klonet, produceret...

  17. Branch facial nerve trauma after superficial temporal artery biopsy: a case report

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Giant cell arteritis is an emergency requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. Superficial temporal artery biopsy is the gold diagnostic standard. Complications are few and infrequent; however, facial nerve injury has been reported, leaving an untoward cosmetic outcome. This case report is to the best of our knowledge only the fourth one presented in the available literature so far regarding facial nerve injury from superficial temporal artery biopsy. Case presentation A 73-year-old Caucasian woman presented for neurological evaluation regarding eyebrow and facial asymmetry after a superficial temporal artery biopsy for presumptive giant cell arteritis-induced cephalalgia. Conclusion Damage to branches of the facial nerve may occur after superficial temporal artery biopsy, resulting in eyebrow droop. Although an uncommon and sparsely reported complication, all clinicians of various specialties involved in the care of these patients should be aware of this given the gravity of giant cell arteritis and the widespread use of temporal artery biopsy.

  18. Role of magnetic resonance imaging in the early diagnosis of Takayasu arteries

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    Takayasu arteritis is a non-specific inflammatory process of unknown aetiology affecting the aorta and its major branches. It may lead to stenosis or occlusion. We have examined eight patients with clinically diagnosed Takayasu arteritis using contrast-enhanced MRI and also 3-D MR angiography. All patients were female and their ages varied between 22 and 48 years. We were able to show subtle arteritic changes and stenotic lesions in branch vessels in the early phase of the disease by using this imaging modality. Thus, we can state that contrast-enhanced MRI with 3-D MR angiography can be used for the initial diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis. It provides a means to evaluate the vascular tree non-invasively and may replace conventional angiography. Copyright (2005) Blackwell Science Pty Ltd

  19. Neuro-oftalmologia: Sistema sensorial - parte I revisão 1997-1999

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    Lana-Peixoto Marco Aurélio

    2002-01-01

    Esta é a primeira parte de uma revisão da literatura do sistema visual sensorial. O autor seleciona artigos publicados na literatura entre os anos de 1997 e 1999 relacionados a testes neuro-oftalmológicos, anatomia do nervo óptico, neuropatia óptica isquêmica anterior não arterítica (epidemiologia, etiopatogênese, quadro clínico, tratamento e profilaxia), neuropatia óptica isquêmica anterior arterítica, neuropatia óptica isquêmica posterior, complicações neuro-oftalmológicas das doenças da ca...

  20. Neuro-oftalmologia: Sistema sensorial - parte I revisão 1997-1999 Neuro-ophthalmology: Sensorial system - part I - review 1997-1999

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    Marco Aurélio Lana-Peixoto

    2002-01-01

    Esta é a primeira parte de uma revisão da literatura do sistema visual sensorial. O autor seleciona artigos publicados na literatura entre os anos de 1997 e 1999 relacionados a testes neuro-oftalmológicos, anatomia do nervo óptico, neuropatia óptica isquêmica anterior não arterítica (epidemiologia, etiopatogênese, quadro clínico, tratamento e profilaxia), neuropatia óptica isquêmica anterior arterítica, neuropatia óptica isquêmica posterior, complicações neuro-oftalmológicas das doenças da ca...

  1. Evaluation and management of "sinus headache" in the otolaryngology practice.

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    Patel, Zara M; Setzen, Michael; Poetker, David M; DelGaudio, John M

    2014-04-01

    Patients, primary care doctors, neurologists and otolaryngologists often have differing views on what is truly causing headache in the sinonasal region. This review discusses common primary headache diagnoses that can masquerade as "sinus headache" or "rhinogenic headache," such as migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, tension-type headache, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, giant cell arteritis (also known as temporal arteritis) and medication overuse headache, as well as the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, including cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania, and hemicrania continua. Diagnostic criteria are discussed and evidence outlined that allows physicians to make better clinical diagnoses and point patients toward better treatment options.

  2. Sõnumitoojat ei tohi tappa / Ingrid Tähismaa

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    Tähismaa, Ingrid, 1968-

    2009-01-01

    Pressinõukogu taunivast otsusest proua Evelin Ilvese suhtes, kes süüdistas Eesti Televisiooni otsesaates Postimehe ajakirjanikku Priit Pulleritsu korduvas valetamises. Süüdistuse aluseks oli artikkel: Pullerits, Priit. Esileedi Evelin Ilves läheb Kaleviga kommisõtta. Postimees : Arter 26. sept. 2009, lk. 8-9

  3. Transrasv raputas ühiskonda / Ingrid Tähismaa

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    Tähismaa, Ingrid, 1968-

    2009-01-01

    Proua Evelin Ilvese kriitika kommivabriku Kalev toodangu aadressil kasvas kiiresti üleriigiliseks poleemikaks presidendi abikaasa käitumise ja usaldusväärsuse ümber. Skandaali aluseks oli artikkel: Pullerits, Priit. Esileedi Evelin Ilves läheb Kaleviga kommisõtta. Postimees : Arter 26. sept. 2009, lk. 8-9.

  4. Anden generation løvtrælæhegn

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    Westergaard, Lars; Norrie, John Emil; Jensen, Jan Svejgaard

    Rapporten beskriver valget af plantemateriale i 20 jyske læhegn, der fra starten var etableret som forsøgshegn. En lang række arter og kloner/frøkilder beskrives og vurderes, også i forhold til voksepladsen. Generelt fungerer hegnene tilfredsstillende, og resultaterne bekræfter, at flerrækkede lø...

  5. Træfacader - udvendige bræddebeklædninger

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    Jensen, Bjørn; Thomassen, Thomas

    Bogen vejleder om træbeklædningers opbygning og beskyttelse mod vejrliget, samt om gældende materialekrav og udvalgte træarter egnethed. Bogen handler om de mest anvendte former for bræddebeklædninger både til træskelethuse og som beklædning på huse af andre materialer....

  6. Hõivatute edetabelisse jõudis kolm meest Ugalast / Tea Raidsalu

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    Raidsalu, Tea

    2009-01-01

    Postimehe nädalalõpulisa "Arter" kõige hõivatumate näitlejate loendis on Ugalast Tanel Ingi, Arvo Raimo ja Arvi Mägi. Andmeid nimekirja koostamiseks andsid teatrite trupijuhid. Ugala näitlejate kaalukamate rollide väljaselgitamist kommenteerib kirjandustoimetaja Helle Leppik

  7. Nye og ændrede mikroorganismer i vore omgivelser - hvilken betydning har de for tandlægens hverdag?

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    Larsen, Tove; Kjerulf, Anne

    2016-01-01

    Smitsomme mikroorganismer er dynamiske og kan udvikle sig til mere virulente eller resistente arter. I de senere år er der set en stigende forekomst og spredning af multiresistente bakterier i de nordiske lande. Blandt disse har MRSA (methicillin resistent Staphylococcus aureus) mest direkte bety...

  8. In search of sharp fat contours

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    Van de Graaf, A.

    2005-01-01

    A heart attack is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits in the coronary arteries. In many cases the patient will have noticed early warnings signs such as rapid exhaustion and shortness of breath. A cardiologist can now use an ultrasonic sensor to detect fatty deposits in the coronary arter

  9. Botanisk genbesøg i Simested sogn 178 år efter Salomon Drejer

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    Bruun, Hans Henrik

    2016-01-01

    Tag med tidsmaskinen tilbage til Himmerland år 1836-37 og bliv klogere på hvordan den lokale flora er forandret. Det er en bestemt slags arter og naturtyper som denne egn - og Danmark som helhed – er blevet fattigere på siden dengang....

  10. Influence of coronary calcification on the diagnostic accuracy of 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography

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    Abdulla, Jawdat; Pedersen, Kasper; Budoff, Matthew;

    2012-01-01

    To determine via meta-analysis the diagnostic accuracy of 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography (CTA) for assessment of significant obstructive coronary artery stenosis at different coronary artery calcium score (CACS) levels. Data of 12,053 versus 5,890 segments, 906 versus 758 arter...

  11. First record of a chiton from the Palaeocene of Denmark (Polyplacophora: Leptochitonidae) and its phylogenetic affinities

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    Sigwart, Julia D.; Andersen, Søren Bo; Schnetler, K. Ingemann

    2007-01-01

    Den første rapport om en skallus fra Fakse Kalkbrud, i løs koralkalk fra Mellem Danien. Det er samtidig opstillingen af en ny art, Leptochiton faksensis. En cladistisk analyse udføres med flere end 100 recente og fossile arter af ordenen Lepidopleurida. Palæoøkologisk udsiger denne arts forekomst...

  12. Pediatric isolated bilateral iliac aneurysm.

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    Chithra, R; Sundar, R Ajai; Velladuraichi, B; Sritharan, N; Amalorpavanathan, J; Vidyasagaran, T

    2013-07-01

    Aneurysms are rare in children. Isolated iliac artery aneurysms are very rare, especially bilateral aneurysms. Pediatric aneurysms are usually secondary to connective tissue disorders, arteritis, or mycotic causes. We present a case of a 3-year-old child with bilateral idiopathic common iliac aneurysms that were successfully repaired with autogenous vein grafts.

  13. New records of gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) from Denmark

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    Bruun, Hans Henrik; Haarder, Simon; Jørgensen, Jørgen;

    2014-01-01

    Første danske fund af femten arter af galmyg dokumenteres, nemlig: Arthrocnodax fraxinellus (Meade), der er prædator på askeblomstgalmider på ask, Contarinia anthophthora (F. Löw), C. nicolayi (Rübsaamen), C. rumicis (Loew), C. umbellatarum Rübsaamen og Dasineura cardaminis (Winnertz), der...

  14. Habitats Directive classification of Danish wetlands

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    Nygaard, Bettina; Ejrnæs, Rasmus; Baattrup-Pedersen, Annette

    EUs Habitatdirektiv blev vedtaget i 1992 med det overordnede formål at sikre den biologiske mangfoldighed i Europa. Direktivet forpligter medlemsstaterne til at sikre gunstig bevaringsstatus for de naturtyper og arter, der er opført på direktivets bilagslister. NOVANAs naturtypeprogram har til fo...

  15. Data for forurenende træer i Europa samlet og tilpasset model for luftforurening

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    Voigt, Steen

    2008-01-01

    Træer forurener. Nogle arter mere end andre. De afgiver både pollen og flere kemiske forbindelser, der påvirker menneskers sundhed - ofte efter transport med vinden over store afstande. Nu har forskere fra Danmarks Miljøundersøgelser ved Aarhus Universitet kortlagt forekomst og udbredelse af 39 t...

  16. Vasculitis Pregnancy Registry

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    2016-09-08

    Vasculitis; Behcet's Disease; CNS Vasculitis; Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis; Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (EGPA); Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS); Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (GPA); Wegener's Granulomatosis; IgA Vasculitis; Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura (HSP); Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA); Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN); Takayasu Arteritis (TAK); Urticarial Vasculitis; Systemic Vasculitis

  17. Large-Vessel Vasculitis : Interobserver Agreement and Diagnostic Accuracy of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT

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    Lensen, K. D. F.; Comans, E. F. I.; Voskuyl, A. E.; van der Laken, C. J.; Brouwer, E.; Zwijnenburg, A. T.; Arias-Bouda, L. M. Pereira; Glaudemans, A. W. J. M.; Slart, R. H. J. A.; Smulders, Y. M.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction. F-18-FDG-PET visualises inflammation. Both atherosclerosis and giant cell arteritis cause vascular inflammation, but distinguishing the two may be difficult. The goal of this study was to assess interobserver agreement and diagnostic accuracy of F-18-FDG-PET for the detection of large

  18. Natur, økosystemtjenester og økonomi

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    Ravensbeck, Lars; Thorsen, Bo Jellesmark; Andersen, Peder;

    2014-01-01

    Økosystemtjenester kan betragtes som økosystemernes og de tilknyttede arters bidrag til menneskers livsgrundlag og velfærd. Forringelser eller tab af økosystemtjenester er miljøforringelser, der potentielt lægger pres på nulevende og kommende generationers velfærd....

  19. Muslinger i miljøovervågning i Grønland

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    Bach, Lis; Strand, Jakob; Zbawicka, Malgorzata;

    I Grønland har vi hidtil formodet, at der kun fandtes en art blåmusling: Mytilus edulis. Et helt nyt genetisk studie med SNPs har nu vist, at der rent faktisk findes to arter: Mytilus edulis og Mytilus trossulus samt hybrider imellem dem. De to arters udbredelse i Grønland er ukendt, og vi ved...... derfor ikke, om vores hidtidige overvågning har været baseret på den ene, den anden eller evt. en kombination af de to arter. Vi ved heller ikke, om der er forskel på de to arters evne til at ophobe kontaminanter inkl. metaller fra det grønlandske miljø, og om der er forskel i de to muslingearters...... tolerance overfor metaller. Studier om optagelse og akkumulering af metaller i blåmuslinger viser dog indikationer på, at der kan være en sådan forskel. I Grønland er der lang tradition for at anvende blåmuslinger som indikatororganismer for miljøbelastning, bl.a. for at kontrollere om der ophobes metaller...

  20. The additional value of patient-reported health status in predicting 1-year mortality after invasive coronary procedures

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    Lenzen, Mattie J; Scholte op Reimer, Wilma J M; Pedersen, Susanne S.;

    2007-01-01

    Self-perceived health status may be helpful in identifying patients at high risk for adverse outcomes. The Euro Heart Survey on Coronary Revascularization (EHS-CR) provided an opportunity to explore whether impaired health status was a predictor of 1-year mortality in patients with coronary arter...

  1. Senescence of the adaptive immune system in health and aging-associated autoimmune disease

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    van der Geest, Kornelis Stephan Mario

    2015-01-01

    Aging of the immune system may contribute to the development of aging-associated autoimmune diseases, such as giant cell arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica and rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of this thesis was to identify aging-dependent changes of the adaptive immune system that promote autoimmunity

  2. Økologisk risikovurdering af genmodificeret majs event 5307 i anmeldelse vedr. markedsføring under Forordning 1829/2003/EF

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    Kjellsson, Gøsta; Sørensen, Jesper Givskov; Damgaard, Christian;

    2012-01-01

    DMUs konklusioner vedr. den økologiske risikovurdering af den genmodificerede, insektresistente 5307-majs i Danmark Den genmodificerede majs 5307, adskiller sig fra konventionel majs ved at have indsat gener der gør planterne tolerante over for insektangreb fra larverne af nogle bestemte arter af...

  3. Effects of alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonists on male sexual function

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    M.M. van Dijk; J.J.M.C.H. de la Rosette; M.C. Michel

    2006-01-01

    alpha(1)-Adrenoceptor antagonists such as alfuzosin, doxazosin, tamsulosin and terazosin are first-line agents for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but are only second-line agents (doxazosin and terazosin only) for the treatment of arter

  4. Panax Kullanımına Bağlı Gelişen İki Akut Koroner Sendrom Olgusu : Gizli ve Büyük Tehlike

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    Uğurlu, Yavuz; Ergül, Elif; Karadağ, Zakir; Bostan, Mehmet

    2014-01-01

    Aterosklerotik kardiyovasküler hastalıklar günümüzde epidemik hale gelmiştir. Morbidite ve mortalitenin en sık nedenleridir. Son yıllarda, Tribulus terrestris (TT), Avena sativa (AS) ve Panax Ginseng (PG) içeren bitkisel karışımlar koroner arter hastaları tarafından sık olarak kullanılmaktadır. Bu yazıda, bilinen koroner arter hastalığı olmasına rağmen, ilaçlarını bırakıp bitkisel karışım kullanan ve akut koroner sendrom gelişen iki olgu sunuldu.

  5. Regulering af jagt på vandfugle i kystzonen: Forsøg med dato-regulering på Nyord

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    Bregnballe, T.; Hounisen, J. P.; Bøgebjerg, E.

    Et 4-årigt forsøg udført på Nyord Sydeng ved Møn har vist at jagt med 1-3 ugers interval ikke påvirkede antallet af gæs, ænder og vadefugle negativt, bort set fra at enkelte arter (især jagtbare arter) optrådte i lavere antal dagen efter en jagt. Fuglenes adfærdsmæssige reaktion på udøvelse af ja...... samt effekten på fuglenes antal var mindst i et år hvor engene blev oversvømmet tidligt på efteråret. Det konkluderes at dato-regulering af jagt på strandenge kan være et velegnet værktøj hvis der skal findes et alternativ til total jagtfredning...

  6. Issues in the Treatment of Neurological Conditions Caused by Reactivation of Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV).

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    Kennedy, Peter G E

    2016-07-01

    Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a ubiquitous neurotropic human herpesvirus. Primary infection usually causes varicella (chicken pox), after which virus becomes latent in ganglia along the entire neuraxis. Decades later, virus reactivates to produce herpes zoster (shingles), a painful dermatomally distributed vesicular eruption. Zoster may be further complicated by postherpetic neuralgia, VZV vasculopathy, myelitis, and segmental motor weakness. VZV reactivation has also been associated with giant cell arteritis. This overview discusses treatment of various conditions that often require both corticosteroids and antiviral drugs. Treatment for VZV-associated disease is often based on case reports and small studies rather than large-scale clinical trials. Issues that require resolution include the optimal duration of such combined therapy, more effective treatment for postherpetic neuralgia, whether some treatments should be given orally or intravenously, the widening spectrum of zoster sine herpete, and the role of antiviral therapy in giant cell arteritis. PMID:27032406

  7. Phytophthora rotråte i juletrefelt

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    Talgø, Venche; Thomsen, Iben Margrete

    2015-01-01

    Phytophthora rotråte forårsaket av ulike arter av Phytophthora er et stort problem i juletreproduksjonen iUSA. I Norge er det også rapportert om flere tilfeller av skade på grunn av Phytophthora både i juletrær og klippegrønt, men så langt ikke i Danmark. I begge landene er flere arter av...... Phytophthora funnet på treaktige vekster i grøntanlegg. Vi har også sett en urovekkende spredning av Phytophthora til løvtrær i bynære skoger, vassdrag og naturområder det siste tiåret, spesielt i Norge. Både i Norge og Danmark har vi undersøkt vann i eller like ved juletreplantinger og funnet flere...

  8. Imaging findings in pulmonary vasculitis.

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    Castañer, Eva; Alguersuari, Anna; Andreu, Marta; Gallardo, Xavier; Spinu, Cristina; Mata, Josep M

    2012-12-01

    Vasculitis is a destructive inflammatory process affecting blood vessels. Pulmonary vasculitis may develop secondary to other conditions or constitute a primary idiopathic disorder. Thoracic involvement is most common in primary idiopathic large-vessel vasculitides (Takayasu arteritis, giant cell arteritis, Behçet disease) and primary antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated small-vessel vasculitides (Wegener granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, Churg-Strauss syndrome). Primary pulmonary vasculitides are rare, and their signs and symptoms are nonspecific, overlapping with those of infections, connective tissue diseases, and malignancies. The radiologic findings in primary pulmonary vasculitis vary widely and can include vessel wall thickening, nodular or cavitary lesions, ground-glass opacities, and consolidations, among others. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage usually results from primary small-vessel vasculitis in the lungs. To diagnose vasculitis, medical teams must recognize characteristic combinations of clinical, radiologic, laboratory, and histopathologic features. PMID:23168065

  9. Eetilised dilemmad arvutist kellani

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    2010-01-01

    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves viitas Eesti Ajalehtede Liidu meediakonverentsil 22. jaanuaril 2010. a. peetud ettekandes ajakirjanike korruptsioonile seoses Eesti ajakirjandusjuhtidele Moskva meediafoorumil kingitud arvutitega. Postimees meenutab, et 2008. a. võttis proua Evelin Ilves firmalt Balti Kell vastu 52 000 krooni maksva teemantidega kaunistatud kella ja nõustus hakkama firma reklaamnäoks. Vt. ka presidendi abikaasa nõunik-erasekretäri Piret Arukaevu vastulause: Postimees : Arter 6. veebr. 2010, lk. 3

  10. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a patient with bacterial meningitis

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    Kinoshita, Kensuke; TSUNODA, YOSHIYA; Watanabe, Shigeyuki; Tokuda, Yasuharu

    2013-01-01

    A 40-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of the acute onset of fever and headache, which were attributed to bacterial meningitis. Antibiotic treatment was initiated and his condition gradually improved. On day 5 after admission, immediately after masturbation, he developed abrupt onset of severe chest pain and cold sweat and the ECG suggested acute anterior myocardial infarction. Immediate coronary angiography revealed spontaneous dissection of the left anterior descending arter...

  11. 8.4.Electrolytes,water,acid-base imbalance

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    1992-01-01

    920951 The effects of high dietary potas-sium on blood pressure,glomeruli and arter-ioles of kidney and spleen in two-kidney oneclip hypertensive rats.ZHANG Jianzhong (张中),ZHANG Hongyan (张宏彦).Dept Pathol,Ningxia Med Coll.Yin Chin Cir J 1991; 6 (5):380-382.in two-kidney,one clip (2K,1C) hypertensiveWistar rats,we studied the effects of high dietary

  12. Anti-laminin autoantibodies in collagen vascular diseases: the use of adequate controls in studies of autoimmune responses to laminin.

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    Cohen, D E; Kaufman, L D; Varma, A A; Seibold, J R; Stiller, M.; Gruber, B L

    1994-01-01

    OBJECTIVES--To determine the significance of anti-laminin antibodies in patients with collagen vascular diseases using a large control population of normal individuals. METHODS--Anti-laminin antibodies of IgG isotypes were determined using an ELISA assay in a population consisting of 73 patients with systemic sclerosis, 10 with urticarial vasculitis, five with leukocytoclastic vasculitis, 13 with giant cell arteritis, and eight with dermatomyositis. Sera from 134 healthy individuals served as...

  13. Fire ud af fem særligt beskyttede naturtyper har det dårligt

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    Pedersen, Jens Christian

    2008-01-01

    Hele 78 % af de naturtyper som er omfattet af Habitatdirektivets fortegnelse over natur vi skal passe særligt på, og som vi har viden nok til at vurdere, har en tilstand som biologerne vurderer som "ugunstig". Det samme gælder for 59 % af de arter af dyr og planter som står på direktivets liste. ...

  14. Diagnosis performance of the positron computed tomography with {sup 18}F-F.D.G. in the Horton disease: meta-analysis; Performances diagnostiques de la tomographie par emission de positons au 18F-FDG dans la maladie de Horton: meta-analyse

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    Besson, F.; Costo, S.; Agostini, D. [CHU de Caen, Departement de medecine nucleaire, 14 (France); Dunet, V.; Prior, J. [CHU Vaudois, departement de medecine nucleaire, Lausanne (Switzerland); Hamon, M. [CHU de Caen, Departement de cardiologie, 14 (France); Parienti, J.J. [CHU de Caen, Departement de biostatiques, 14 (France)

    2010-07-01

    The PET with {sup 18}F-F.D.G. is a sensitive and specific technique to detect Horton disease. It could be used to invalidate the diagnosis among patients suffering of this disease, especially these ones presenting a negative or non contributive temporal artery biopsy or an atypical symptomatology. Furthermore, it should allow to better evaluate the extension of arteritis injuries. (N.C.)

  15. POSSIBLE ENTRAPMENT OF THE ULNAR ARTERY BY THE THIRD HEAD OF PRONATOR TERES MUSCLE. EL POSIBLE ATRAPAMIENTO DE LA ARTERIA ULNAR POR EL TERCER FASCÍCULO DEL MÚSCULO PRONADOR TERES

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    Satheesha Nayak B; Ashwini Aithal; Srinivasa Rao Sirasanagandla; Naveen Kumar

    2012-01-01

    Knowledge of variations at and in the surroundings of cubital fossa is useful for the orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and medical practitioners in general. During routine dissection, we observed arterial and muscular variations in and around the cubital fossa. The brachial artery terminated 2 inches above the base of the cubital fossa. The radial and ulnar arteries entered the cubital fossa by passing in front of the tendons of brachialis and biceps brachii respectively. The ulnar arter...

  16. Clinical utility of self-expanding stents in coronary artery disease

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    Kamalesh, Masoor

    2015-01-01

    Aditya R Boddu, Abilash R Balmuri, Masoor Kamalesh Department of Cardiology, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA Abstract: The field of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has evolved considerably since the era of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty with stenting has now become one of the cornerstones of treatment for coronary arter...

  17. Differential role of vasoactive prostanoids in porcine and human isolated pulmonary arteries in response to endothelium-dependent relaxants

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    Lawrence, R N; Clelland, C; Beggs, D.; Salama, F. D.; Dunn, W. R.; Wilson, V G

    1998-01-01

    The pig is increasingly being used in medical research, both as a model of the human cardiovascular system, and as a possible source of organs for xenotransplantation. However, little is known about the comparative functions of the vascular endothelium between porcine and human arteries. We have therefore compared the effects of two endothelium-dependent vasorelaxants, acetylcholine (ACh) and the Ca2+-ATPase inhibitor, cyclopiazonic acid (CPA) on the porcine and human isolated pulmonary arter...

  18. Peptide IC-20, encoded by skin kininogen-1 of the European yellow-bellied toad, Bombina variegata, antagonizes bradykinin-induced arterial smooth muscle relaxation

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    Mu Yang; Mei Zhou; Bing Bai; Chengbang Ma; Le Wei; Lei Wang; Tianbao Chen; Chris Shaw

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: The objectives were to determine if the skin secretion of the European yellow-bellied toad (Bombina variegata), in common with other related species, contains a bradykinin inhibitor peptide and to isolate and structurally characterize this peptide. Materials and Methods: Lyophilized skin secretion obtained from this toad was subjected to reverse phase HPLC fractionation with subsequent bioassay of fractions for antagonism of the bradykinin activity using an isolated rat tail arter...

  19. Dynamic CT of tuberculous meningeal reactions

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    Jinkins, J.R.

    1987-07-01

    The technique of intravenous dynamic cranial computed tomography has been applied to the patient population at this location in Saudi Arabia with meningeal tuberculosis. The various manifestations and sequelae including meningitis, arteritis, infarct, and true meningeal tuberculomata all have characteristic if not specific appearances. The dynamic study enhances an otherwise static examination and reveals a great deal about the pathophysiology of tuberculosis involving the cerebral meningeal surfaces.

  20. Pulmonary Involvement in Rheumatic Diseases: HRCT Findings

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    Serhat Avcu; Murat Toprak; Bülent Özbay; Özcan Hız; İbrahim Tekeoğlu

    2011-01-01

    Aim: Systemic rheumatic disease (SRD) may affect all the components of the pulmonary system. This study was designed to investigate the frequency and pattern of pulmonary involvement of systemic collagen tissue diseases. Material and Methods: A total of 128 patients -44 with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 8 with giant cell arteritis, 14 with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 8 with juvenile chronic arthritis, 24 with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), 6 with scleroderma, 12 with Behcet’s di...

  1. Autoimmune diseases in pregnancy: maternal and fetal outcomes

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    Pavithra M. Vengetesh; Shripad Hebbar; Lavanya Rai

    2015-01-01

    Background: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of autoimmune connective tissue disorders on the outcomes of pregnancy and the influence of treatment on pregnancy. Methods: Thirty-seven antenatal patients with autoimmune connective tissue diseases, comprising of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), Mixed Connective Tissue Diseases (MCTD), ankylosing spondylitis and Takayasu arteritis were analysed. Results: Multigravidas con...

  2. Vascular Endothelin and Angiotensin Receptors Regulation in Inflammatory Arterial Disorders

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    Dimitrijevic, Ivan

    2010-01-01

    The present thesis is aimed to examine the hypothesis that the degree of vascular inflammation correlates with the expression of vascular endothelin and angiotensin receptors. The receptor changes were studied in subcutaneous resistance arteries in patients with different degrees of ischemic heart disease (IHD). In addition, patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) were also investigated because of the massive inflammatory activity in affected vessels. For functional studies of the resistance...

  3. Evaluation of arterial and jugular bulb venous blood gase differences during neurosurgical procedures

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    Küçük, Dr. Nergiz; Gökmen, Dr. Gökhan; Uslu, Dr. Sebahattin

    1997-01-01

    Retrograde catheterization of the internal jugular venous bulb is a useful technique which is becoming more widespread as it enables monitoring of cerebral blood flow and cerebral metabolism. In this study, we aimed to determine our neuroanaesthesia as an objective technique. After Ethic Committee approval, 10 patients with head trauma were included in this study. Radial arter and jugular venous cannulation were performed in operating room. Blood gases, Hb, osmolality, BUN, Na, and K were ana...

  4. Upregulation of Relaxin after Experimental Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Rabbits

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    Yuichiro Kikkawa; Satoshi Matsuo; Ryota Kurogi; Akira Nakamizo; Masahiro Mizoguchi; Tomio Sasaki

    2014-01-01

    Background. Although relaxin causes vasodilatation in systemic arteries, little is known about its role in cerebral arteries. We investigated the expression and role of relaxin in basilar arteries after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in rabbits. Methods. Microarray analysis with rabbit basilar artery RNA was performed. Messenger RNA expression of relaxin-1 and relaxin/insulin-like family peptide receptor 1 (RXFP1) was investigated with quantitative RT-PCR. RXFP1 expression in the basilar arter...

  5. Punkttællinger af ynglefugle i eng, by og skov 2000

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    Jacobsen, E. M.

    mod at forbedre livsvilkårene for dyr og planter i de naturtyper der fokuseres på i denne rapport: eng, by og skov. Af de 348 ruter der blev optalt i 2000, var de 303 ruter gentagne i forhold til året før. Der er beregnet yngleindeks for 87 arter af danske ynglefugle og 2 arter af pattedyr. Indsatsen...... for at øge antallet af optællingspunkter med eng, strandeng og overdrev fortsatte og resulterede i en stigning fra 370 punkter i disse biotoper i 1999 til 544 punkter i 2000. Årets resultat 1999-2000 præges af tilbagegange for standfugle og kortdistancetrækkere samt fremgange for arter der overvintrer...... resultater for landskabstyperne by, eng og skov. For engfuglenes vedkommende synes den generelle tendens gennem perioden at være tilbagegang eller uændrede ynglebestande. En beregning af samleindeks for ynglende byfugle bekræfter at ynglefuglene har gode kår i byerne, og at der i dag er væsentligt flere...

  6. Elaphostrongylus spp. from Scandinavian cervidae - a scanning electron microscope study (SEM

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    Margareta Stéen

    1990-08-01

    Full Text Available Nematodes of the genus Elaphostrongylus collected from moose (Alces alces L., reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus L., and red deer (Cervus elaphus L., respectively, were studied by means of scanning electron microscopy. Morphological differences in the ribs of the genital bursa were demonstrated. The Elaphostrongylus species from reindeer and red deer differed from each other in four ribs of the genital bursa. These results agree with the morphological characters of E. cervi and E. rangiferi described by Cameron (1931 and Mitskevitch (1960. The genital bursa of Elaphostrongylus sp. from moose, in accordance with the description of E. alces by Steen et al. (1989 showed characteristics differing from those found in Elaphostrongylus spp. from reindeer and red deer respectively. These results support the hypothesis that there are three separate species of Elaphostrongylus present in Scandinavian Cervidae. Svep-elektroniska studier på Elaphostrongylus spp. hos skandinaviska hjortdjur.Abstract in Swedish / Sammandrag: Rundmaskar inom slaktet Elaphostrongylus funna hos alg (Alces alces L., ren (Rangifer tarandus tarandus L. och kronhjort(Cervus elaphus L. studerades med hjalp av svepelelektronmikroskop. De hanliga bursorna med sin a stodjeribbor uppvisade variationer i utseende, langd och placering mellan dessa rundmaskar. De arter av Elaphostrongylus funna hos ren och kronhjort skilde sig åt avseende fyra stodjeribbor på de hanliga bursorna. Dessa resultat stammer val overens med de karaktarer som tidigare ar beskrivna av Cameron(1931 och av Mitskevich (1960. Den hanliga bursan hos arten Elaphostrongylus funnen hos alg, vilken tidigare ar beskriven av Steen et al. (1989, visade upp ett utseende som skilde sig från bursorna hos de Elaphostrongylus-arter funna hos ren och kronhjort. Dessa resultat stoder hypotesen om tre skilda arter av Elaphostrongylus hos skandinaviska hjortdjur.

  7. Chemical cholecystitis associated with hepatic arterial chemotherapy delivered by a permanently implanted pump.

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    Marymont, J V; Dakhil, S R; Travers, H; Housholder, D F

    1985-10-01

    The introduction of chemotherapeutic agents directly into the proper hepatic artery via an indwelling catheter results in perfusion of the gallbladder, because the cystic artery is usually a branch of the right hepatic artery. Five gallbladders, removed two to 16 months after insertion of permanently implanted Infusaid model 400 pumps, were examined. All of the gallbladders had significant arteritis, with narrowing or occlusion of lumina or necrosis of vessel walls. Fibrosis of the gallbladder wall was also a constant finding. Nuclear atypia of mucosal epithelium and connective tissue was common. Varying degrees of acute and chronic inflammation were present. These abnormalities may have a radiomimetic and direct irritant pathogenesis.

  8. Fever of unknown origin in the elderly is a diagnostic challenge

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    Zajworoniuk-Wlodarczyk, Jolanta; Drozdowska, Joanna; Pedersen, Hanne;

    2013-01-01

    Elderly individuals often have different causes of fever of unknown origin compared to young persons. While infections dominate in the young, system diseases like temporal arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica, malignancy and drug fever are common causes in the elderly. The symptoms may be blunted...... with lack of fever. Co-morbidities may complicate, dominate, and confuse the clinical impression. In the diagnostic work-up it is important to consider other co-morbidities and overall frailty. Patients should be informed and their wishes taken into account in the early phase of planning diagnostic work...

  9. Giant coronary artery aneurysms in a 58-year-old

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    Anil Kumar Singhi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available All giant Kawasaki aneurysms may not regress fully; some may eventually calcify, undergo thrombosis, and get detected in asymptomatic adults at later age. Tomisaku Kawasaki initially described this illness as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome in childhood in 1967 and coronary arteritis was recognized later. We present a 58-year-old male, possibly one of the oldest surviving patients with giant coronary aneurysms who presented with large secundum atrial septal defect (ASD with heart failure. This indicates that the disease was perhaps prevalent outside Japan even before the first Kawasaki′s description.

  10. Aseptic suppurative meningitis in juvenile boxer dogs: retrospective study of 12 cases.

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    Behr, Sebastien; Cauzinille, Laurent

    2006-01-01

    Immune-mediated central nervous system inflammation is described in a series of 12 juvenile boxer dogs. A diagnosis of steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis was made based on the clinical presentation and on diagnostic findings. The boxer breed was at a higher risk for this inflammatory condition than other breeds. Long-term follow-up (>2 years) confirmed a better prognosis in this breed than in the beagle and the Bernese mountain dog. Complete resolution of clinical signs without significant deficits or recurrences was obtained in all cases. Early clinical recognition and immunosuppressive treatment resulted in a better response and complete resolution of the disorder. PMID:16822766

  11. Experimental West Nile virus infection in Eastern Screech Owls (Megascops asio)

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    Nemeth, N.M.; Hahn, D.C.; Gould, D.H.; Bowen, R.A.

    2006-01-01

    Eastern Screech Owls (EASOs) were experimentally infected with the pathogenic New York 1999 strain of West Nile virus (WNV) by subcutaneous injection or per os. Two of nine subcutaneously inoculated birds died or were euthanatized on 8 or 9 days postinfection (DPI) after myocardial and skeletal muscle necrosis and mild encephalitis and nephritis, whereas some of the clinically healthy birds that were sacrificed on 14 DPI had myocardial arteritis and renal phlebitis. WNV is a significant pathogen of EASOs, causing pathologic lesions with varying clinical outcomes.

  12. Nye lokaliteter og nye funn av sopp i kulturlandskapet i Sunnhordland og Nord-Rogaland 2011-2012: Oppdatering og status

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    Fadnes, Per

    2013-01-01

    Selv etter 10 år med inventering av kulturlandskap i Sunnhordland, dukker det stadig opp nye rike lokaliteter med stort mangfold av beitemarksopp. Årlig inventering av samme kulturlandskap fører og til at nye arter dukker opp hvert år. I denne rapporten beskrives funn for 2011 og 2012 i Sunnhordland og Nord-Rogaland, og den viser at det totalt er gjort ca 100 nye funn av totalt 37 rødlistearter både i tidligere inventerte lokaliteter og i nybeskrevne. Noen av artene er ny...

  13. Cytochrome P450 2C9 is involved in flow-dependent vasodilation of peripheral conduit arteries in healthy subjects and in patients with chronic heart failure

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    Fischer, Dieter; Landmesser, Ulf; Spiekermann, Stephan; Hilfiker-Kleiner, Denise; Hospely, Marian; Müller, Maja; Busse, Rudi; Fleming, Ingrid; Drexler, Helmut

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Flow-mediated dilation (FMD) of human conduit arteries is, in part, related to shear stress-induced release of endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO). However, NO synthase inhibitors do not completely abolish this FMD-response. Recently, a cytochrome P450 (CYP) epoxygenase of the 2C family was linked to NO- and prostacyclin-independent relaxation of conduit arteries. We therefore evaluated the contribution of CYP 2C9 to FMD in humans. METHODS AND RESULTS: FMD of the radial arter...

  14. Vasculitis cerebral cisticercosa y neuropatía óptica isquémica en una paciente con amaurosis unilateral y recuperación ad integrum

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    Enríquez Coronel,Guillermo; Santos Marcial,Edgar; Cabrera Aldana,Eibar Ernesto

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    La cisticercosis es una parasitósis bien conocida que puede causar una gran cantidad de síndromes. La neuropatía isquémica-óptica es una enfermedad de adultos cuyas causas principales son hipertensión arterial y la diabetes y la arteritis de células gigantes. Presentamos el caso de una estudiante de medicina de 22 años que presentó súbitamente pérdida de la visión en el ojo derecho y después completa ceguera. Los estudios demostraron múltiples cisticercos en el hemisferio derecho. Fue tratada...

  15. Sol Ventrikül Psödoanevrizması Olarak Algılanan Sol Akciğer Kitlesi

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    Göçen, Uğur

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    Sol ventrikül psödoanevrizması anevrizmektominin nadir bir komplikasyonudur. Çalışmamızda üç yıl önce koroner arter bypass graftı ve sol ventrikül anevrizmektomisi ile teşhisi konulan sonrasında cerrahi olarak sol ventrikül psödoanevrizması tedavi edilen bir vakayı sunuyoruz. Burada ayrıca eşlik eden semptomlar, teşhis değerlendirmesi ve cerrahi tedavi prosedürleri anlatılacaktır. Anahtar Kelimeler:

  16. Diversitet av nano- og pikoplanteplankton i den atlantiske delen av Sørishavet, undersøkt med molekylærbiologiske metoder og bruk av numeriske likhets- og artsrikhetsanalyser.

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    Svepe agellater (Haptophyta) er en utbredt planteplanktongruppe som nnes i alle verdens hav. De este representantene for denne algegruppen er små (vanligvis 2 20 m), encellede, fotosyntetiserende agellater. Det har lenge vært klart at det nnes mange ubeskrevne eller ukjente arter i denne gruppen. Dette har blitt bekreftet av molekylærbiologiske metoder i de siste 10 år. Det samme er tilfelle for protister generelt. Hovedformålet med denne undersøkelsen var å se etter ukjen...

  17. Enfermedad hipertensiva gestacional, algunos factores de riesgo

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    Karen Luz Torres Rojas; Caridad Álvarez Oro; Bertha de la Caridad Hernández Almaguer; Ramón Cruz Pérez; Ramón González Rivero

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    Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal, con el objetivo de describir  algunos factores de riesgo asociados a la Enfermedad Hipertensiva Gestacional (EHG), en la Clínica Comoro, del distrito  Dili,  en el período comprendido del 1 de junio de 2006 al 31 de mayo de 2007.  La muestra quedó constituida por 99 embarazadas  con diagnóstico  de hipertensión gestacional. Las variables estudiadas fueron: edad, paridad, factores de riesgo (antecedentes  familiares de  hipertensión arter...

  18. En lytterkomposition over mødet med musik i DR

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    Ansa Lønstrup

    1991-08-01

    Full Text Available Musikken i radioen handler også om lyttere. Hvor den foregående artikel af Lars Ole Bonde havde sit udgangspunkt i musikproduktionen og dens vilkår i DR, beskæftiger Ansa Lønstrup sig med musikken, når den forlader højt- taleren. Artiklen handler ikke om musiklytning i arter og kvantiteter, men om de oplevelsesformer og -muligheder, som musikken i radioen tilbyder for den ikke-gennemsnitlige lytter.

  19. Fatal hemorrhage following trans--sphenoidal resection of a pituitary adenoma: a case report and review of the literature.

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    Kepron, C; Cusimano, M; Pollanen, M S

    2010-12-01

    A 58-year-old woman with acromegaly developed massive epistaxis 7 days following trans-sphenoidal resection of a growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma. At autopsy, it was determined that the source of the hemorrhage was a rupture of the intracavernous segment of the internal carotid artery secondary to a bacterial arteritis. We describe the gross dissection and histologic examination undertaken in this unusual case, discuss the possible etiology of the infection and review the potential complications of this surgical approach with a view to improving forensic examination of these patients.

  20. İntroventriküler Araknoid Kist ( Bir olgu nedeniyle )

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    İYİGÜN,, Ö.; ÇELİK, F.; KANDEMİR, B.; ŞENEL, A.

    2010-01-01

    Familial hypercholesterolemia is an infrequent systemic disease closely associated with coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis. In this report, we reported a case of familial hypercholesterolemia tip Ila with typical systemic symtoms as well as numerous extremital xantomas and the relevant literature reviewed. Ailesel hiperkolesterolemi koroner arter hastalığı ve arterosklerozis ile yakın ilişkisi bulunan sistemik bir hastalıktır. Bu makalede, tipik semptomlarla birlikte çeşitli büy...

  1. Utslipp av avløpsvann Lista Aluminiumverk. Kontrollundersøkelser 1979 - 1980

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    Knutzen, J.

    1981-01-01

    Mulige effekter av utslipp fra Lista Aluminiumverk er belyst ved observasjoner av avløpsvann, resipientvann, strandsonens flora og fauna, samt registrering av polysykliske aromatiske hydrokarboner (PAH) og fluor i tang og albuskjell. På de utslippsnære stasjonene er det registrert tydelige negative effekter på fjærebeltesamfunnet. I avstander over 500 m fra utslippet er det bare usikre indikasjoner på redusert forekomst av enkelte arter. Det sterkt varierende innhold av fluor i tang har ikke ...

  2. Kæmpecellearteritis diagnosticeret ved hjælp af PET-CT

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    Larsen, Cæcilie Crawley; Schifter, Søren; Bonnema, Steen Joop

    2014-01-01

    Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is easily diagnosed in case of typical symptoms such as headache and jaw claudication. We present an 82-year-old man who was admitted due to symptoms of pneumonia, weight loss and fever. He did not respond to antibiotic treatment. An 18F-fluordeoxyglucose PET-CT scan...... showed increased uptake of the thoracic branches of aorta, raising the suspicion of GCA. The result from a subsequent temporal artery biopsy supported the diagnosis. Based on the clinical symptoms, the results from the PET-CT scan and the biopsy, and the response to high dose of prednisolone, the patient...

  3. Pneumatic compression for embolic protection during upper extremity endovascular intervention.

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    Cassar, Andrew; Barsness, Gregory W; Wysokinski, Waldemar E; Gifford, Shaun M; Bower, Thomas C; Edwards, William D; Gulati, Rajiv

    2014-01-01

    Embolic protection devices are occasionally employed during endovascular interventions to prevent complications caused by embolic debris. However, these devices have imperfect efficacy, confer risk of endovascular trauma, and are expensive. We report a patient with giant cell arteritis and symptomatic axillary artery stenosis, with a perceived elevated risk of distal embolization during endovascular intervention. We describe a straightforward embolic protection technique of brachial pressure cuff inflation during endovascular intervention and aspiration of displaced thrombotic material from the static column of blood. This novel, effective, and cost-free technique could also be employed in other vascular beds during endovascular intervention.

  4. Embolização das artérias prostáticas no tratamento da hiperplasia benigna da próstata : estudo anátomo-clínico

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    Bilhim, Tiago Campos Andrada de Faria

    2011-01-01

    Resumo: A hiperplasia benigna da próstata (HBP) tem elevada prevalência nos homens entre os 50 e 79 anos de idade, sendo ubiquitária com o envelhecimento. Devido à significativa morbi-mortalidade associada aos tratamentos médicos e cirúrgicos currentemente disponíveis, são necessárias novas tecnologias para melhorar os resultados e minimizar o desconforto dos doentes. Recentemente, estudos preliminares de experimentação animal e em 3 doentes tratados, sugeriram a embolização arter...

  5. Guilt by association: a paradigm for detection of silent aortic disease.

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    Ziganshin, Bulat A; Elefteriades, John A

    2016-05-01

    Detection of clinically silent thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is challenging due to the lack of symptoms (until aortic rupture or dissection occurs). A large proportion of TAA are identified incidentally while imaging a patient for other reasons. However, recently several clinical "associates" of TAA have been described that can aid in identification of silent TAA. These "associates" include intracranial aneurysm, aortic arch anomalies, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), simple renal cysts (SRC), bicuspid aortic valve, temporal arteritis, a positive family history of aneurysm disease, and a positive thumb-palm sign. In this article we examine these associates of TAA and the data supporting their involvement with asymptomatic TAA. PMID:27386404

  6. Ischaemic necrosis of the tongue as a rare complication of cardiogenic shock.

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    Hulstaert, E; Roggeman, E; Beeckman, A-S; Moerman, M; Vanderstraeten, E; Rasquin, K; Monsaert, E; Baert, D; Dewint, P; Burvenich, P; Van Steenkiste, C

    2015-12-01

    Ischaemic necrosis of the tongue is an unusual clinical finding. In most cases it is associated with vasculitis, particularly giant cell arteritis (GCA). Other causes include profound cardiogenic shock. We report a case of tongue necrosis in an 81-year-old Caucasian woman. The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for cardiogenic shock. Swelling of the tongue was reported before intubation and evolved into tongue ischaemia and necrosis of the tip of the tongue. After surgical debridement the patient recovered. To our knowledge, this is the second report of a patient surviving tongue necrosis resulting from cardiogenic shock.

  7. [Rheumatology emergencies in general practice].

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    Fahrer, Heinz

    2015-01-01

    In rheumatology there may occur emergencies especially in the field of inflammable diseases, the sudden occlusion of the central retinal artery in temporal arteritis as an example. Such incidents are rare. The general practitioner is more often confronted with not necessarily threatening, but very painful and function obstructing acute cases. In this paper four typical problems are represented which can be seen in everyday practice, sometimes misleading to wrong actions and therefore needing to be recognized in time and treated correctly: acute low back pain, periarthropathy of the shoulder joint, crystal arthritis and ruptured Baker's cyst. PMID:25533251

  8. Involvement of placental/umbilical cord blood acid–base status and gas values on the radiosensitivity of human fetal/neonatal hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells

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    Yamaguchi, Masaru; EBINA, SATOKO; Kashiwakura, Ikuo

    2012-01-01

    Arterial cord blood (CB) acid–base status and gas values, such as pH, PCO2, PO2, HCO3 −and base excess, provide useful information on the fetal and neonatal condition. However, it remains unknown whether these values affect the radiosensitivity of fetal/neonatal hematopoiesis. The present study evaluated the relationship between arterial CB acid–base status, gas values, and the radiosensitivity of CB hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs). A total of 25 CB units were collected. The arter...

  9. Ocular Lyme borreliosis as a rare presentation of unilateral vision loss.

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    Patterson-Fortin, Jeffrey; Kohli, Anita; Suarez, Maria J; Miller, P Elliott

    2016-04-25

    Ocular Lyme borreliosis is a rare manifestation of Lyme disease. We describe a case of an 80-year-old woman who presented with a 1-month history of unilateral painless central vision loss. Based on a temporal artery biopsy, she was initially diagnosed with giant cell arteritis and treated with a 3-day course of high-dose intravenous steroids. A more detailed history uncovered multiple previous treatments for Lyme disease and residence in an endemic Lyme area. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with ocular Lyme borreliosis and treated with intravenous antibiotics. After 5 weeks of treatment, unilateral vision loss did not progress and optic disc oedema resolved.

  10. Chickenpox Chorioretinitis with Retinal Exudates and Periphlebitis

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    Hirokuni Kitamei

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: Chickenpox is rarely associated with posterior segment inflammation. We report on a case of unilateral chickenpox chorioretinitis with retinal exudates and periphlebitis. Case Presentation: A 21-year-old healthy man, who suffered from chickenpox 2 weeks prior to symptom development, exhibited mild anterior chamber cells, vitreous opacity, sheathing of retinal veins, and yellow-white exudates in his right eye. Varicella zoster virus DNA was detected by polymerase chain reaction in the aqueous humor. He was treated with intravenous acyclovir followed by oral prednisolone and valaciclovir. Aqueous cells quickly disappeared and retinal exudates diminished within 1 month, leaving faint retinal scarring. Retinal arteritis had never been observed in this patient. Conclusions: Although the ocular findings in this case were similar to acute retinal necrosis (ARN, the clinical features differed from ARN in the following points: (1 mild anterior chamber inflammation, (2 absence of retinal arteritis, and (3 prompt resolution of inflammatory findings. The distinctive clinical features indicated that chorioretinitis associated with chickenpox may not have the same pathological conditions as ARN.

  11. [Ocular ischemic syndrome--a case report].

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    Zemba, M; Avram, Corina Ioana; Ochinciuc, Uliana; Stamate, Alina Cristina; Camburu, Raluca Lăcrămioara

    2013-01-01

    Ocular ischemic syndrome, also known as hypoperfusion/ hypotensive retinopathy or as ischemic oculopathy is a rare ocular disease determined by chronic arterial hypoperfusion through central retinal artery, posterior and anterior ciliary arteries. It is bilateral in 20% of the cases. Most often it appears due to severe occlusion of the carotid arteries (ICA, MCA>ECA), described in 1963 by Kearns and Hollenhorst. Occasionally it can be determined by the obstruction of ophtalmic artery or some arterities (Takayasu, giant cell arteritis). The risk factors are: age between 50-80 years, males (M:F = 2:1), arterial hypertension, diabetes, coronary diseases (5% of the cases develop ocular ischemic syndrome), vascular stroke, hemodialysis. The case we present is of an 63 years old man known with primary arterial hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes type 2 non insulin dependent and diagnosticated with ischemic cerebral stroke and bilateral obstruction of internal carotid arteries in march 2010, who is presenting for visual impairment in both eyes. The imaging investigations show important carotid occlusion and at the ophthalmologic evaluation there are ocular hypertension and rubeosis iridis at the right eye, optic atrophy at both eyes (complete in the right eye and partial in the left eye), with superior altitudinal visual field defect in left eye. The following diagnosis was established: Chronic ocular ischemic syndrome in both eyes with Neovascular glaucoma at the right eye, Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy at the left eye and laser panphotocoagulation at the right eye was started.

  12. PHARMACOKINETIC STUDY OF ORAL ε-AMINOCAPROIC ACID IN THE NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEAL (MIROUNGA ANGUSTIROSTRIS).

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    Kaye, Sarrah; Johnson, Shawn; Arnold, Robert D; Nie, Ben; Davis, Joshua T; Gulland, Frances; Abou-Madi, Noha; Fletcher, Daniel J

    2016-06-01

    ε-Aminocaproic acid (EACA) is a lysine analogue antifibrinolytic drug used to treat bleeding disorders in humans and domestic animals. Its use in zoological medicine is rare, and dosage is anecdotal. One possible application of EACA is to treat bleeding associated with prepatent Otostrongylus arteritis in Northern elephant seals ( Mirounga angustirostris ) presenting to wildlife rehabilitation centers. This study used an in vitro model of hyperfibrinolysis and a thromboelastograph-based assay to estimate the therapeutic plasma concentration of EACA in elephant seals (85 μg/ml, 95% confidence interval = 73.8-96.8 μg/ml). A concurrent pharmacokinetic study of orally administered, single-dose EACA found that doses of 75 and 100 mg/kg achieved therapeutic plasma concentrations (>85 μg/ml), but the drug was rapidly eliminated and remained in the therapeutic range for only 0.4 and 1.5 hr, respectively. Models of repeated oral dosing at 100 mg/kg every 6 hr predict that therapeutic plasma concentration will be maintained for 31.7% (7.6 hr) of a 24-hr period. More frequent dosing would be required to maintain continuous therapeutic concentrations but would be impractical in a wildlife rehabilitation setting. Further pharmacodynamic studies to evaluate the duration of action of EACA in elephant seals and a prospective, placebo-controlled study are needed to determine if EACA is effective in decreasing bleeding associated with prepatent Otostrongylus arteritis and other bleeding disorders in this species. PMID:27468014

  13. Overvågning af fugle, sæler og planter 1999-2000, med resultater fra feltstationerne

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    af spættet sæl i den vestlige del af Østersøen, Kattegat og Limfjorden blev overvåget ved hjælp af optællinger fra fly i 2000. Formålet er at etablere en tidsserie med indekstal der kan bruges til at vurdere forandringer i bestandene af spættet sæl. Tællingerne foretages hvert andet år. Den årlige......Med det formål at følge svingninger i fugles og planters forekomst foretages der årligt overvågning på Miljø- og Energiministeriets feltstationer. Denne rapport præsenterer registreringer fra 1999 samt resultater af et forskningsprojekt fra en af feltstationerne. Desuden præsenteres resultater fra....... Der blev imidlertid konstateret tilbagegang hos almindelig ryle*, brushane* og dobbeltbekkasin. Alle tre arter har vist tilbagegange på omkring 50% gennem de sidste 10 år. Vejlerne er en vigtig lokalitet for disse arter herhjemme med hen ved halvdelen af landets yng-le-par. Hættemåge havde en god...

  14. Research into the transmission of natural gas by gas pipeline

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    Gadonneix, P.

    1998-12-31

    This paper is the press release of the talk given at the `Gaz de France scientific meeting with the press` by P. Gadonneix, chairman of Gaz de France company, on October 7, 1998. The aim of this talk concerns the new French and European supply link for bringing natural gas from the Norwegian North Sea fields. This new supply link is the first direct link between Norway and France and the NorFra gas pipeline which brings natural gas from the North Sea to France is the longest offshore pipeline in the world. The `Artere des Hauts de France` pipeline (the largest diameter gas pipeline ever laid in France) is devoted to the transfer of natural gas from Dunkerque to the Gournay-sur-Aronde underground storage site. This paper describes successively: the French European gas supply hub, the NorFra project, the Artere des Hauts de France pipeline, the network performance research, the safety and quality guaranties, the reduction of overland natural gas transmission costs (improvement of pipe-laying techniques and optimization of line route and welding operations), the specific techniques used for road and river crossing (micro-tunnel digging, river-crossing ditches) and for anchoring (buoyancy compensation). Finally, the environmental impact of the laying operations is briefly described. (J.S.)

  15. Effectiveness of fenbendazole against later 4th-stage Strongylus vulgaris in ponies.

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    Slocombe, J O; McCraw, B M; Pennock, P W; Baird, J D

    1983-12-01

    Twelve pony foals (reared worm-free) were inoculated with Strongylus vulgaris. Approximately 8 weeks later, 4 of the foals were given fenbendazole (10% suspension) at a dosage rate of 10 mg/kg of body weight daily for 5 days and 4 foals were given the suspension at a dosage rate of 50 mg/kg daily for 3 days; the remaining foals were given a placebo. All treatments were administered by stomach tube. Fenbendazole was 99.6 and 97.9% effective in the 2 treatment groups, respectively, in eliminating later 4th-stage S vulgaris larvae located near the origin of major intestinal arteries. On microscopic examination of the ileocolic artery from fenbendazole-treated foals, a few larval remnants were found beneath the tunica intima in small organized mural thrombi overgrown with endothelium. It would appear that larvae are rapidly destroyed after administration of fenbendazole. A pony foal reared on pasture and with arteriographic evidence of arteritis of the cranial mesenteric and ileocolic arteries was treated with fenbendazole (10% suspension) by stomach tube at a dosage rate of 50 mg/kg of body weight daily for 3 days. By arteriographic examination made 4 weeks later, there was evidence of regression of the lesion, and at necropsy done a week later, there was no arteritis or larvae in the lumen of those arteries.

  16. Vingeindsamling fra jagtsæsonen 2001/2002 i Danmark

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    Clausager, I.

    , fra vadefugle 1.656 og fra måger 242. Der blev registreret fremgang i antal indsendte vinger for 20 af de 29 undersøgte arter, tilbagegang for otte og for én art var antallet af vinger uændret i forhold til jagtsæsonen 2000/01. De største fremgange blev registreret for gråand hvoraf antallet af vinger...... indkomne gåsevinger gjorde det ikke muligt at beregne udbyttet af de enkelte arter, men udbyttet af grågås udgør størstedelen (formodentlig ca. to tredjedele) af gåseudbyttet. Udbyttet af dobbeltbekkasin steg fra 1999/2000 til 2000/01 med 3.800 til 23.500, mens der af enkeltbekkasin blev nedlagt 3.500. Med...... bekkasiner har været faldende, men har siden midten af 1980erne stabiliseret sig på et niveau på ca. 25.000 fugle af hvilke dobbeltbekkasin udgør de 90%. Udbyttet af skovsneppe har vist en jævn stigning siden 1972. Udbyttet af måger har været faldende fra mere end 200.000 i midten af 1970erne til 35...

  17. Isolated abdominal aortitis following administration of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF).

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    Miller, Edward B; Grosu, Roy; Landau, Zvi

    2016-06-01

    G-CSF is a myeloid growth factor produced by monocytes, macrophages, fibroblasts, and endothelial cells. Clinical uses of G-CSF includes mobilization of peripheral blood progenitor cells from healthy donors before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, acceleration of neutrophil recovery following chemotherapy, and in the management of neutropenia due to other causes including AIDS and genetic disorders of granulocyte production. G-CSF is well tolerated and reports to be safe in healthy donors, although follow-up studies are limited in duration (D'Souza et al. in Transfus Med Rev 22(4):280-290, 2008).Isolated abdominal aortitis (IAA) is a rare disorder most commonly caused by the large-vessel vasculitides giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis, although it may also be associated with several other rheumatologic diseases and infections (Gornik and Creager in Circulation 117:3039-3051, 2008). To our knowledge, there only two cases have been published of IAA occurring in patients who had received G-CSF therapy (Dariea et al. in Rev Med Interne 25(3):225-229, 2004; Adiga et al. in Clin Drug Investig 29:821-825, 2009).We describe a case of a 55-year-old male, with peripheral vascular disease who after receiving Neupogen (G-CSF) developed a latent case of IAA. After further investigation and exclusion of other possible causative factors, we conclude that the most probable etiology is induction by G-CSF. PMID:27094941

  18. Large-Vessel Vasculitis: Interobserver Agreement and Diagnostic Accuracy of 18F-FDG-PET/CT

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    K. D. F. Lensen

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. 18F-FDG-PET visualises inflammation. Both atherosclerosis and giant cell arteritis cause vascular inflammation, but distinguishing the two may be difficult. The goal of this study was to assess interobserver agreement and diagnostic accuracy of 18F-FDG-PET for the detection of large artery involvement in giant cell arteritis (GCA. Methods. 31 18F-FDG-PET/CT scans were selected from 2 databases. Four observers assessed vascular wall 18F-FDG uptake, initially without and subsequently with predefined observer criteria (i.e., vascular wall 18F-FDG uptake compared to liver or femoral artery 18F-FDG uptake. External validation was performed by two additional observers. Sensitivity and specificity of 18F-FDG-PET were determined by comparing scan results to a consensus diagnosis. Results. The highest interobserver agreement (kappa: 0.96 in initial study and 0.79 in external validation was observed when vascular wall 18F-FDG uptake higher than liver uptake was used as a diagnostic criterion, although agreement was also good without predefined criteria (kappa: 0.68 and 0.85. Sensitivity and specificity were comparable for these methods. The criterion of vascular wall 18F-FDG uptake equal to liver 18F-FDG uptake had low specificity. Conclusion. Standardization of image assessment for vascular wall 18F-FDG uptake promotes observer agreement, enables comparative studies, and does not appear to result in loss of diagnostic accuracy compared to nonstandardized assessment.

  19. Chest Pain: The Need to Consider Less Frequent Diagnosis

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    Pedro Magalhães

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Chest pain is one of the most frequent patient’s complaints. The commonest underlying causes are well known, but, sometimes, in some clinical scenarios, it is necessary to consider other diagnoses. We report a case of a 68-year-old Caucasian male, chronically hypertensive, who complained of recurrent episodes of chest pain and fever with elevated acute phase reactants. The first investigation was negative for some of the most likely diagnosis and he quickly improved with anti-inflammatory drugs. Over a few months, his symptoms continued to recur periodically, his hypertension was aggravated, and he developed headaches and lower limbs claudication. After a temporal artery biopsy that was negative for vasculitis, he underwent a positron emission tomography suggestive of Takayasu Arteritis. Takayasu Arteritis is a rare chronic granulomatous vasculitis of the aorta and its first-order branches affecting mostly females up to 50 years old. Chest pain is experienced by >40% of the patients and results from the inflammation of the aorta, pulmonary artery, or coronaries.

  20. Chest Pain: The Need to Consider Less Frequent Diagnosis

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    Morais, Anabela; Carvalho, Sofia; Cunha, Joana; Lima, Ana R.; Moreira, J. Ilídio; Faria, Trigo

    2016-01-01

    Chest pain is one of the most frequent patient's complaints. The commonest underlying causes are well known, but, sometimes, in some clinical scenarios, it is necessary to consider other diagnoses. We report a case of a 68-year-old Caucasian male, chronically hypertensive, who complained of recurrent episodes of chest pain and fever with elevated acute phase reactants. The first investigation was negative for some of the most likely diagnosis and he quickly improved with anti-inflammatory drugs. Over a few months, his symptoms continued to recur periodically, his hypertension was aggravated, and he developed headaches and lower limbs claudication. After a temporal artery biopsy that was negative for vasculitis, he underwent a positron emission tomography suggestive of Takayasu Arteritis. Takayasu Arteritis is a rare chronic granulomatous vasculitis of the aorta and its first-order branches affecting mostly females up to 50 years old. Chest pain is experienced by >40% of the patients and results from the inflammation of the aorta, pulmonary artery, or coronaries. PMID:27034853

  1. Antiviral activity of a Bacillus sp. P34 peptide against pathogenic viruses of domestic animals

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    Silva, Débora Scopel e; de Castro, Clarissa Caetano; Silva, Fábio da Silva e; Sant’anna, Voltaire; Vargas, Gilberto D’Avila; de Lima, Marcelo; Fischer, Geferson; Brandelli, Adriano; da Motta, Amanda de Souza; Hübner, Silvia de Oliveira

    2014-01-01

    P34 is an antimicrobial peptide produced by a Bacillus sp. strain isolated from the intestinal contents of a fish in the Brazilian Amazon basin with reported antibacterial activity. The aim of this work was to evaluate the peptide P34 for its in vitro antiviral properties against canine adenovirus type 2 (CAV-2), canine coronavirus (CCoV), canine distemper virus (CDV), canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2), equine arteritis virus (EAV), equine influenza virus (EIV), feline calicivirus (FCV) and feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1). The results showed that the peptide P34 exhibited antiviral activity against EAV and FHV-1. The peptide P34 inhibited the replication of EAV by 99.9% and FHV-1 by 94.4%. Virucidal activity was detected only against EAV. When P34 and EAV were incubated for 6 h at 37 °C the viral titer reduced from 104.5 TCID50 to 102.75 TCID50, showing a percent of inhibition of 98.6%. In conclusion, our results demonstrated that P34 inhibited EAV and FHV-1 replication in infected cell cultures and it showed virucidal activity against EAV. Since there is documented resistance to the current drugs used against herpesviruses and there is no treatment for equine viral arteritis, it is advisable to search for new antiviral compounds to overcome these infections. PMID:25477947

  2. Jagt- og forstyrrelsesfrie kerneområder for vandfugle: Status 1999

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    Clausen, P.; Bøgebjerg, E.; Jørgensen, H. E.;

    reservater i Danmark uden for Vadehavet der tilgodeser trækkende vandfugle, er med disse nye reservater forøget fra ca. 430 km2 i 1992 til 835 km2 ved jagtsæsonens start 1. september 1999. Oprettelserne sker som led i en udbygning af det eksisterende netværk af reservater, således at reservater for rastende...... skal forvente at fuglene reagerer på de nye reservater umiddelbart efter oprettelsen. Der er en vis forsinkelse før fuglene for alvor tager reservaterne i brug. Denne rapport præsenterer resultater fra DMU's overvågning af vandfugle i årene 1994-1999. Der gives en vurdering af i hvilket omfang fire...... forventninger til reservatnetværket er under indfrielse. De fire forventninger er: o at der vil ske en betragtelig forøgelse af antallet af svømmeænder og gæs; o at antallet vil stige mest markant for de jagtbare arter, især for forstyrrelsesfølsomme arter; o at fuglenes opholdstider vil blive væsentligt...

  3. Early Posttransplant Isolated v1 Lesion Does Not Need to Be Treated and Does Not Lead to Increased Fibrosis

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    Irfan Moinuddin

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute vascular rejection (AVR is characterized by intimal arteritis in addition to tubulitis and interstitial inflammation. It is associated with a poorer prognosis compared to tubulointerstitial rejection (AIR and AVR is associated with a higher rate of graft loss than AIR. The prognosis and treatment of arteritis without tubulitis and interstitial inflammation (isolated v1 lesion are still controversial. We report a case of a patient who had a biopsy of the kidney allograft for evaluation of slow graft function. The biopsy revealed an isolated v1 lesion. However, we chose not to augment immunosuppression. The patient’s kidney allograft function improved over time with close monitoring. Repeat biopsy a year later showed no evidence of endothelialitis and relatively unchanged fibrosis and no other abnormalities. Although it is suggested that most cases of isolated v1 lesions will respond to corticosteroids or T cell depleting therapies, some cases will improve with conservative management. Further studies are needed to determine which cases could be managed conservatively.

  4. The Tsukuba hypertensive mouse (transgenic mouse carrying human genes for both renin and angiotensinogen) as a model of human malignant hypertension: development of lesions and morphometric analysis.

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    Shimokama, T; Haraoka, S; Horiguchi, H; Sugiyama, F; Murakami, K; Watanabe, T

    1998-02-01

    The renin-angiotensin system has a pivotal role in hypertension. The Tsukuba hypertensive mouse (THM; a transgenic mouse carrying human genes for both renin and angiotensinogen) was generated to allow further examination of the renin-angiotensin system in a variety of pathologic conditions. We evaluated the development of renal lesions in these mice and in controls by morphometric, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural methods. Blood pressure was significantly higher in THM than in control mice; 1 year after birth, it was approximately 40 mmHg higher. The kidney-to-body weight ratio was also higher in THM than in control. Morphometrical analysis revealed that the glomerular sclerosis index was significantly elevated in THM with 10% of the glomeruli sclerotic at 18 months. The grade of vascular lesion and the frequency of fibronoid arteritis of the kidney exhibited the same tendency as the glomerular sclerosis index. Murine renin was located exclusively in the juxtaglomerular apparatus, whereas human renin was expressed not only in the juxtaglomerular apparatus, but also in periarteriolar smooth muscle cells and in mesangial and epithelial cells of the glomeruli. Light and electron microscopy revealed significant fibrinoid arteritis of the kidney in THM and also "onion skinning", both pathognomonic for malignant nephrosclerosis. THM may be an excellent model of human malignant hypertension. PMID:9504863

  5. Antiviral activity of a Bacillus sp: P34 peptide against pathogenic viruses of domestic animals

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    Débora Scopel e Silva

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available P34 is an antimicrobial peptide produced by a Bacillus sp. strain isolated from the intestinal contents of a fish in the Brazilian Amazon basin with reported antibacterial activity. The aim of this work was to evaluate the peptide P34 for its in vitro antiviral properties against canine adenovirus type 2 (CAV-2, canine coronavirus (CCoV, canine distemper virus (CDV, canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2, equine arteritis virus (EAV, equine influenza virus (EIV, feline calicivirus (FCV and feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1. The results showed that the peptide P34 exhibited antiviral activity against EAV and FHV-1. The peptide P34 inhibited the replication of EAV by 99.9% and FHV-1 by 94.4%. Virucidal activity was detected only against EAV. When P34 and EAV were incubated for 6 h at 37 °C the viral titer reduced from 10(4.5 TCID50 to 10(2.75 TCID50, showing a percent of inhibition of 98.6%. In conclusion, our results demonstrated that P34 inhibited EAV and FHV-1 replication in infected cell cultures and it showed virucidal activity against EAV. Since there is documented resistance to the current drugs used against herpesviruses and there is no treatment for equine viral arteritis, it is advisable to search for new antiviral compounds to overcome these infections.

  6. An anomalous case of the hepato-spleno-mesenteric and the gastro-phrenic trunks independently arising from the abdominal aorta.

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    Hirai, Y; Yamaki, K; Saga, T; Hirata, T; Yoshida, M; Soejima, H; Kanazawa, T; Araki, Y; Yoshizuka, M

    2000-01-01

    This report describes an arterial anomaly case in the celiaco-mesenteric region, which was encountered in a Japanese male cadaver in the dissecting room at Kurume University School of Medicine in 1999. In this case, the usual celiac trunk was not identified, and the hepato-spleno-mesenteric and the gastro-phrenic trunks were independently arising from the abdominal aorta. In addition, the common hepatic artery divided into the left hepatic, the right hepatic, and the gastroduodenal arteries simultaneously, then, the accessory gastric artery arose from the left hepatic artery. This type of arteral anomaly belongs to the Type III of Adachi's classification and the Type II of Morita's classification. PMID:10948660

  7. Kæmpe-Bjørneklo

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    Nielsen, Charlotte; Ravn, Hans Peter; Nentwig, Wolfgang;

    for kortsigtede løsninger af aktuelle problemer. Med denne håndbog er det vores intention at forhindre Kæmpe-Bjørneklo og andre invasive arter i at fortrænge hjemmehørende plante- og dyrearter og derved bevare og beskytte biodiversiteten. Hæftet er også udkommet på en række andre sprog: Engelsk: The...... Giant Hogweed Best Practice Manual. Læsher Bestil papirudgave her Tysk: Praxisleitfaden Riesenbärenklau. Bestil papirudgave her Fransk: Manuel pratique de la Berce géante. Bestil papirudgave her Nederlandsk: Reuzenberenklauw: een praktiche handleiding. Bestil papirudgave her Lettisk: Invazivie latvani...... - Izplatiba, biologija un ierobezosanas pamatprincipi. Bestil papirudgave her Tjekkisk: Bolsevník velkolepý. Bestil papirudgave her Russisk: The Giant Hogweed Best Practice Manual (russisk udgave). Bestil papirudgave her...

  8. I hvilken grad fanger feller i hule eiketrær relevante og spesialiserte biller?

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    Isaksen, Marianne

    2016-01-01

    Eik er trolig det treslaget i Norge som har flest arter knyttet til seg. I løpet av eikas lange levetid dannes det mange mikrohabitater på og i treet, som en rekke insekter kan nytte og er avhengige av. Mange av disse insektene er på rødlista. Dette gjør det spesielt viktig med kunnskap om hule eiker, og hvordan overvåking av disse kan gjøres på en mest mulig effektiv måte. Det har vært en økende interesse for hule eiker de siste årene og mange studier er blitt gjort. Likevel er det usikkert ...

  9. [Intermittent thrombolytic treatment. Results during severe, chronic arterial diseases].

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    Fiessinger, J N; Aiach, M; Lagneau, P; Cormier, J M; Housset, E

    1975-04-20

    38 patients with severe chronic arteritis of the lower limbs were treated with streptokinase intermittently. All had been refused for surgical operation. One patient died, 4 others had early interruption of treatment. Eleven of the 38 patients had efficient thrombolysis confirmed by arteriography. The facts confirm the possibility of thrombolysis during chronic arterial disease. The fact that the aggravation was recent was favourable factor in prognosis. The eleven patients improved, had severe aggravation of symptomes for less than 2 months. Thus thrombolytic treatment has a place of choice in the treatment of severe arterial disease where surgery is impossible, or dangerous, owing to the uncertain state of the vascular bed below the lesion. Efficacious, it permits reconstructive surgery in cases where it had been at first refused. The use of intermittent treatment, apart from advantages of confort and cost, seems to increase the efficacy of treatment. PMID:176733

  10. Management of Pregnancy with Ankylosing Spondylitis

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    Qian Zhou; Xu-ming Bian; Jun-tao Liu

    2012-01-01

    To discuss the interaction between pregnancy and ankylosing spondylitis,and the management of pregnancy with ankylosing spondylitis.Methods Twelve cases of pregnancy with ankylosing spondylitis in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from September 2004 to July 2011 were analyzed retrospectively,focusing on the arteritis condition,pregnancy complications,and outcomes.Results All the 12 patients had full-term pregnancy.Five cases gave birth naturally,and 7 cases received cesarean section for maternity factors.No adverse pregnancy outcomes were encountered.Waist pain appeared in 2 cases in the second trimester,for both of which medication failed.One of the 2 cases had natural childbirth,while the other maintained pregnancy smoothly to cesarean section.Conclusions Pregnancy monitoring can help obtain favorable pregnancy outcomes.Attention should be paid to postpartum change of the illness.

  11. Angiographic findings in 2 children with cerebral paragonimiasis with hemorrhage.

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    Chen, Zhi; Chen, Jingyu; Miao, Hongpin; Li, Fei; Feng, Hua; Zhu, Gang

    2013-05-01

    Hemorrhagic events associated with cerebral paragonimiasis are not rare, especially in children and adolescents; however, angiographic evidence of cerebrovascular involvement has not been reported. The authors describe angiographic abnormalities of the cerebral arteries seen in 2 children in whom cerebral paragonimiasis was associated with hemorrhagic stroke. The patients presented with acute intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Angiography revealed a beaded appearance and long segmental narrowing of arteries, consistent with arteritis. In both patients, involved vessels were seen in the area of the hemorrhage. The vascular changes and the hemorrhage, together with new lesions that developed close to the hemorrhage and improved after praziquantel treatment, were attributed to paragonimiasis. Further study of the frequency and mechanism of hemorrhagic cerebrovascular complications associated with cerebral paragonimiasis is needed.

  12. Anterior Uveitis as an Initial Manifestation of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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    Hiromasa Tsuda

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A 74-year-old woman without contributory medical history presented with acute iridocyclitis in the right eye. Although the iridocyclitis disappeared within two weeks under topical steroid, she complained of acute progressing bilateral shoulder pain and morning stiffness of upper extremities. She was diagnosed as having polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR, and iridocyclitis was considered as its related manifestation. PMR and giant cell arteritis (GCA are closely related conditions and frequently occur together. GCA with uveitis has been rarely noted. However, ocular symptoms in PMR have not been previously mentioned. This is a first reported case of PMR presented with uveitis, without a complication of GCA. This anterior uveitis might be caused by ischemia of the posterior ciliary arteries and their branches.

  13. Aortitis in patients with psoriatic arthropathy: report of two cases and review of the literature

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    Gleb Slobodin

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Aortitis, which is well described in patients with other spondyloarthritides, has been rarely cited in relation to psoriatic arthropathy (PsA. Two patients with known PsA, who developed aortitis, are reported herein. The PubMed database was searched using the following keywords: aortitis, Takaysu arteritis, PsA, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease. The relevant articles were critically reviewed and pertinent data organized. Analysis of 5 cases of aortitis in patients with PsA, including the 2 cases reported herein, revealed no specific pattern of PsA joint involvement in the patients who developed aortitis. All aortic segments can be involved and complications, such as insufficiency of the aortic valve and stenosis of the major aortic branches, have been described. The genetic association involving the IL12B locus may be involved in the clinical association of aortitis and spondyloarthritis.

  14. Vasculite necrosante na glomerulonefrite difusa aguda pós-infecciosa

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    Riyuso Márcia C

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam dois casos de glomerulonefrite difusa aguda pós-infecciosa com evolução clinicomorfológica incomum. As biópsias renais mostraram alterações características de glomerulonefrite difusa aguda associada à extensa necrose fibrinóide e infiltrado inflamatório leucocitário na parede de arteríolas e artérias interlobulares. Foram também observadas crescentes. Ambos os pacientes cursaram com insuficiência renal aguda severa, sendo que um dos pacientes recuperou a função renal e outro evoluiu para insuficiência renal crônica e óbito.

  15. The stealthy nature of PRRSV infection: The dangers posed by that ever-changing mystery swine disease%PRRSV感染的神秘本质

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    Raymond R.; R.Rowland; 刘朝明; 马洁莹

    2008-01-01

    猪繁殖与呼吸综合征病毒(PRRSV)是动脉炎病毒属(Arterivirus)的一员,其他成员还包括小鼠乳酸脱氢酶-升高症病毒(Lactate Dehydrogenase—elevating Virus,LDV)、马动脉炎病毒(Equine Arteritis Virus,EAV)和猕猴出血热病毒(Simian Hemorrhagic Fever Virus,SHFV)。在哺乳动物病毒性发病机理中,动脉炎病毒属表现出与其它病毒完全不同的机理。

  16. Atrophic coarctation of the abdominal aorta.

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    Wiest, J W; Traverso, L W; Dainko, E A; Barker, W F

    1980-01-01

    Two cases illustrate the clinical manifestations and angiographic findings associated with segmental stenosis of the abdominal aorta. Such lesions represent the chronic occlusive stage of Takayasu's disease, a nonspecific inflammatory arteritis of uncertain etiology. While the disease is considered autoimmune, an infectious process may be involved. Complications typically associated with stenotic lesions of the abdominal aorta are secondary renal hypertension and ischemic symptoms secondary to vascular insufficiency. Surgical correction, the treatment of choice, has achieved excellent results for these well-localized lesions. Secondary renal hypertension was relieved by a spenorenal shunt and the disease has since been controlled with conservative management in the first patient. An aortofemoral bypass graft successfully alleviated the vascular insufficiency in the second patient, although the patient unfortunately expired from a refractory postoperative cardiac complication. Images Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3. Fig. 4. PMID:6102453

  17. Neuropatia óptica isquemica secundária ao uso de interferão

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    Gonçalves, A; Feijóo, B; Ferreira, M; Vaz, F; Melo, A.

    2011-01-01

    A neuropatia óptica isquémica anterior é uma disfunção visual aguda que pode ser idiopática ou secundária. Os autores descrevem um caso de neuropatia óptica isquémica anterior não arterítica de provável causa iatrogénica devido ao uso de interferão. Descreve-se o modo de acção dos interferões, os seus efeitos secundários oftalmológicas mais frequentes e, através de revisão de literatura analisa-se a eventual necessidade de seguimento destes doentes.

  18. Sol İnferior Vena Kava'ya Eşlik Eden Nutcracker Fenomeni

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    Şerife ULUSAN; KOÇ, Zafer

    2007-01-01

    Sol inferior kava, inferior vena kavanın sol renal veni verirken veya daha distal düzeyde sağdan, sol tarafa geçmesiyle karakterize konjenital vasküler bir malformasyondur. Nutcracker Fenomeni ise sol renal venin aorta ile superior mesenterik arter arasında sıkışması olarak tanımlanır. Nutckracker Fenomeni ile sol inferior vena kava birlikteliği daha önce tanımlanmamıştır. Bu yazımızda Nutckracker Fenomeni ile sol inferior vena kavanın klinik ve radyolojik bulgularını sunmayı amaçladık. ©2...

  19. Large Vessel Vasculitis Occurring in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient under Anti-TNF Therapy

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    Valentina Cestelli

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Vasculitis is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by the presence of necrotic inflammatory phenomena and destruction of blood vessels. Vasculitis is classified as primary (idiopathic or secondary to infections, connective tissue diseases and drugs but can also be considered as a paraneoplastic phenomenon. Evidence shows that the increasing use of biological agents results in a growing number of reports of autoimmune diseases induced by these therapies. An inflammatory articular chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis may be complicated by extra-articular manifestations, such as cutaneous or systemic vasculitis. Herewith, we describe the case of a great vessels arteritis in a patient affected by rheumatoid arthritis in therapy with an anti-TNF agent (etanercept.

  20. [Accidental saline poisoning in newborn infants. Morphologic findings and pathogenetic discussion].

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    Walter, G F; Maresch, W

    1987-01-01

    In the nursery of an Austrian hospital, five newborns accidentally received 10% natrium chloride solution by infusion or oral feeding. Because of wrong labelling by the hospital pharmacy the solution was taken for 10% glucose. In all five newborns, bradycardia, edemas, cyanosis and cramps occurred. In all cases, autopsy revealed a fatal haemorrhagic encephalopathy and more or less extended haemorrhages of the lungs, the kidneys and the liver. There was no suppurative pneumonia and no arteritis. The intracerebral bleedings, thromboses and necroses may be provoked by tissue shrinking caused by hypernatraemic dehydration. The cerebral lesions again cause hyperosmolarity leading to death in most cases. Peritoneal dialysis which may be life-saving in some cases, unfortunately has not been performed in the present cases.

  1. Enteropathic Spondyloarthritis: From Diagnosis to Treatment

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    Rosario Peluso

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Enteropathic arthritis (EA is a spondyloarthritis (SpA which occurs in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs and other gastrointestinal diseases. Diagnosis is generally established on the medical history and physical examination. It was, generally, made according to the European Spondyloarthropathy Study Group (ESSG criteria. Rheumatic manifestations are the most frequent extraintestinal findings of IBD with a prevalence between 17% and 39%, and IBD is associated, less frequently, with other rheumatic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren syndrome, Takayasu arteritis, and fibromyalgia. Although the pathogenesis of EA has not been plainly clarified, the most popular theory supposes that joint inflammation occurs in genetically predisposed subjects with bacterial gut infections, provided an important evidence for a possible relationship between inflammation of the gut mucosa and arthritis. The management of patients with EA requires an active cooperation between the gastroenterologist and rheumatologist.

  2. Spectrum of Histomorphologic Findings in Liver in Patients with SLE: A Review

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    Shrruti Grover

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Collagen vascular diseases (CVDs like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren syndrome (SS, and scleroderma are immunologically mediated disorders that typically have multisystem involvement. Although clinically significant liver involvement is rare, liver enzyme abnormalities are common in these patients. The reported prevalence of hepatic involvement in SLE, histopathologic findings, and its significance is very variable in the existing literature. It is important to be familiar with the causes of hepatic involvement in SLE along with histomorphological features which aid in distinguishing hepatitis of SLE from other hepatic causes as they would alter the patient management and disease course. Histopathology of liver in SLE shows a wide morphological spectrum commonly due to a coexisting pathology. Drug induced hepatitis, viral etiology, and autoimmune overlap should be excluded before attributing the changes to SLE itself. Common histopathologic findings in SLE include fatty liver, portal inflammation, and vascular changes like hemangioma, congestion, nodular regenerative hyperplasia, arteritis, and abnormal vessels in portal tracts.

  3. Primary angiitis of the central nervous system with diffuse cerebral mass effect and giant cells.

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    Kinsella, J A

    2012-02-01

    Primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS), also called primary CNS vasculitis, is an idiopathic inflammatory condition affecting only intracranial and spinal cord vessels, particularly medium-sized and smaller arteries and arterioles. Angiography and histopathology typically do not reveal evidence of systemic vasculitis.(1,2) Histopathology usually reveals granulomatous inflammation affecting arterioles and small arteries of the parenchyma and\\/or leptomeninges, similar to that seen in Takayasu\\'s or giant cell arteritis.(1-3) We report a patient with biopsy-proven PACNS with giant cells and cerebral mass effect on MRI. Magnetic resonance angiography and cerebral angiography appeared normal and there was no evidence of extracranial vasculitis.

  4. [Novel immunopathological approaches to pulmonary arterial hypertension].

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    Perros, Frédéric; Montani, David; Dorfmüller, Peter; Huertas, Alice; Chaumais, Marie-Camille; Cohen-Kaminsky, Sylvia; Humbert, Marc

    2011-04-01

    Inflammation is important for the initiation and the maintenance of vascular remodeling in the most commun animal models of pulmonary hypertension (PH), and its therapeutical targeting blocks PH development in these models. In human, pulmonary vascular lesions of PH are also the source of an intense chemokine production, linked to inflammatory cell recruitment. However, arteritis is uncommon in PH patients. Of note, current PH treatments have immunomodulatory properties. In addition, some studies have shown a correlation between levels of circulating inflammatory mediators and patients' survival. The study of autoimmunity in the pathophysiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension is becoming an area of intense investigation. New immunopathological approaches to PH should allow the development of innovative treatments for this very severe condition. PMID:21536178

  5. Role of autoimmunity and autoinflammation in the pathogenesis of idiopathic recurrent pericarditis.

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    Cantarini, Luca; Imazio, Massimo; Brizi, Maria Giuseppina; Lucherini, Orso Maria; Brucato, Antonio; Cimaz, Rolando; Galeazzi, Mauro

    2013-02-01

    Idiopathic recurrent pericarditis is the most common and troublesome complication of acute pericarditis affecting about one third of such patients. The pericardium may be involved in different systemic autoimmune diseases (i.e., systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, progressive systemic sclerosis, mixed connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome, polyarteritis, giant cell arteritis, other systemic vasculitides) either in a symptomatic form (usually during the active phase of the disease) or as asymptomatic pericardial effusion. Moreover, idiopathic recurrent pericarditis mimicks hereditary periodic fever syndromes (HPFSs). HPFSs are a group of disorders characterized by primary dysfunction of the innate immune system mostly caused by mutations of genes involved in the regulation or activation of the inflammatory response, without any apparent involvement of antigen-specific T cells or significant production of autoantibodies. These disorders usually manifest in the pediatric population, with onset ranging from the first hours to the first decade of life, however a limited number of patients experience disease onset during adulthood.

  6. Associação entre marcadores antropométricos de adiposidade corporal e hipertensão arterial na população adulta de Cuiabá, Mato Grosso Association between anthropometric markers of body adiposity and hypertension in an adult population of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso

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    Larissa Silva Barbosa; Luiz César Nazário Scala; Márcia Gonçalves Ferreira

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    OBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação entre marcadores antropométricos de adiposidade corporal (índice de massa corporal e circunferência da cintura) e hipertensão arterial. MÉTODOS: Estudo de corte transversal, de base populacional, realizado no período de 2003 a 2004, com 1.298 indivíduos de 20 a 59 anos. Foram considerados hipertensos os indivíduos com pressão arterial > 140/90 mmHg ou em uso de medicação anti-hipertensiva. As associações entre os indicadores antropométricos e a hipertensão arter...

  7. Varicella Zoster Virus in the Nervous System [version 1; referees: 3 approved

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    Don Gilden

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Varicella zoster virus (VZV is a ubiquitous, exclusively human alphaherpesvirus. Primary infection usually results in varicella (chickenpox, after which VZV becomes latent in ganglionic neurons along the entire neuraxis. As VZV-specific cell-mediated immunity declines in elderly and immunocompromised individuals, VZV reactivates and causes herpes zoster (shingles, frequently complicated by postherpetic neuralgia. VZV reactivation also produces multiple serious neurological and ocular diseases, such as cranial nerve palsies, meningoencephalitis, myelopathy, and VZV vasculopathy, including giant cell arteritis, with or without associated rash. Herein, we review the clinical, laboratory, imaging, and pathological features of neurological complications of VZV reactivation as well as diagnostic tests to verify VZV infection of the nervous system. Updates on the physical state of VZV DNA and viral gene expression in latently infected ganglia, neuronal, and primate models to study varicella pathogenesis and immunity are presented along with innovations in the immunization of elderly individuals to prevent VZV reactivation.

  8. Odlingsvärda vildarter inom släktet Clematis

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    Götmark, Hulda

    2012-01-01

    Clematis har länge varit älskade trädgårdsväxter och är även idag mycket populära. Kombinationen av ett vackert växtsätt och en överdådig, ofta långvarig blomning gör att de lämpar sig mycket bra som prydnadsväxer. Clematis-släktet omfattar cirka 300 arter och tillhör familjen Ranunculaceae. Arterna förekommer i alla världsdelar, men återfinns mestadels i tempererade områden. På trädgårdsmarknaden finns idag tusentals sorter och kulturhybrider, men vildarter är ovanligare som prydnadsväxter. ...

  9. Blood supply and vasculature of mycetoma.

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    Fahal, A H; el Hag, I A; Gadir, A F; el Lider, A R; el Hassan, A M; Baraka, O Z; Mahgoub, E S

    1997-01-01

    The blood supply to the mycetoma lesion and its vasculature were studied in patients with various types of mycetoma using histological, ultrastructural, angiographic and sonographic techniques. The mycetoma lesion proved to be well vascularized. However, certain vascular abnormalities were demonstrated. In histological sections, the small arteries and arterioles showed medial muscular hypertrophy in 83%, intimal fibrosis in 33%, arteritis in 7% and endarteritis obliterans with narrowed lumen in 7% of the patients. No vascular occlusion, ischaemic changes or arteriovenous shunts were observed. These changes were confirmed ultrastructurally. Angiography of the lesion showed a brisk pathological circulation which was more evident in eumycetoma. The vascular Doppler study showed normal blood flow pattern in the affected limb. Regional intra-arterial chemotherapy for mycetoma is suggested as a possible treatment modality. PMID:9147269

  10. Økologisk fiskeopdræt. Rapport fra en vidensyntese om udviklingsmuligheder inden for økologisk fiskeopdræt i Danmark

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    Jokumsen, Alfred; Larsen, Villy J.; Dalsgaard, Inger; Nielsen, Henrik Hauch; Jessen, Peter; Kold, John

    2006-01-01

    Dansk Akvakultur's målsætning for udviklingen inden for økologisk fiskeopdræt frem mod år 2015 er, at 1. Mindst 10% (10.000 tons) af produktionen skal være økologisk 2. Eksportandelen heraf skal være på mindst 50% 3. Der opdrættes mindst tre forskellige økologiske arter 4. Den samlede forskningsindsats i økologi er på mindst 3% af primæromsætningen 5. Senest i 2007 er der etableret et fælles europæisk regelsæt 6. Danmark er EU's førende producent af økologisk fiskefoder ...

  11. [A case of allergic granulomatosis and angiitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome) in a 15-year-old girl].

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    Fujita, Kazue; Yamato, Kenji; Kurihara, Takeyuki; Osaki, Kohichi; Ohba, Hideo; Nakamura, Junichi; Okimoto, Niro

    2004-09-01

    A 15-year-old girl with a 6-month history of bronchial asthma was admitted to our hospital because of fever, dyspnea, weight loss, dysesthesia, muscle weakness, gait disturbance and purpuric rash. In addition, leukocytosis, hypereosinophilia and elevation of CRP were observed. Chest radiograph and computed tomography on admission showed non-segmental patchy air-space consolidation in both lung fields. Skin biopsy was performed and the pathologic diagnosis was necrotizing arteritis with eosinophilic infiltration. Transbronchial lung biopsy revealed eosinophilic pneumonia. From the clinical course, laboratory data and pathologic findings, the diagnosis of allergic granulomatosis and angiitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome) was made. Following the skin and lung biopsies, intravenous pulse corticosteroid and oral prednisolone treatment was started and her clinical findings improved. Angiitis with allergic granulomatosis is a vasculitis that is found in adults. This is an extremely rare and interesting case of angiitis with allergic granulomatosis in childhood. PMID:15500154

  12. Diversitet och tillvÀxtfrÀmjande egenskaper hos Stenotrophomonas-endofyter isolerade från Calliandra calothyrsus Meisn. rotknölar

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    Klingenberg, Daniela

    2011-01-01

    BakterieslÀktet Stenotrophomonas består av 12 arter. De existerar överallt i naturen, men speciellt S. maltophilia, S. rhizophila och S. pavanii Àr associerade med vÀxter. Stammar av den mest förekommande arten, S. maltophilia, har konstaterats ha fördelaktiga effekter på vÀxters tillvÀxt och hÀlsa, förmåga att bryta ner svårnerbrytbara föreningar samt producera biomolekyler av bioteknologiskt och ekonomiskt vÀrde. Många S. maltophilia -stammar Àr Àven multiresistenta mot a...

  13. An Infant with Benign Isolated Abducens Palsy After Vaccination

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Benign isolated abducens palsy is a self-improving clinical entity characterized by esotropia and diplopia led by the deficiency of abduction, and accompanied by no other neurological findings. The entity may occur after experiencing minor fever episodes, viral infection. The pathophysiological mechanism of cellular injury remains unclear. Hypotheses involve damage arising from autoimmune mediation or direct viral invasion causing demyelination, localized arteritis or genetic predisposition, which could increase susceptibility to such nerve palsies. Diagnosed with benign isolated abducens palsy, a 19-month-old girl infant admitted to our outpatient clinic with an acute onset of esotropia in the right eye developing two weeks after the vaccination of diphtheria, acellular pertussis, tetanus, inactivated polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTPa-IP-Hib was presented in this report.

  14. Clinical Feature And Pathogeny Analysis Of Brain Hemorrhage In Young Adult Group

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    Wang Jianming; Zeng Xiaoyun

    2000-01-01

    Objection: The trend of brain hemorrhage cases of young adults have increased recently. In this article, We studied brain hemorrhage clinical feature and pathogenic causes of 72 young adults, Whose ages are all beneath 45Y. We found That the major pathogen reasons of young adult brain hemorrhage are blood system diseases、 arteriovenous malformation of cerebral blood vessel、 hypertension arteriosclerosis、 arteritis and rheumatic heart disease et. We also found that the trend can be related to hard work、 tense life、 drinking too much alcohol and eating high lipid food, and cercbral vascular disease family history. So in order to reduce the incidence of young adult brain hemorrhage, Young adults should not drink and smoke heavily, should not eat too much high lipid food. Young adults who have hypertension and brain vessel disease family history should be regularly measured blood pressure and blood lipid. If they had hypertension, should be treated regularly.

  15. [Intermittent thrombolytic treatment. Results during severe, chronic arterial diseases].

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    Fiessinger, J N; Aiach, M; Lagneau, P; Cormier, J M; Housset, E

    1975-04-20

    38 patients with severe chronic arteritis of the lower limbs were treated with streptokinase intermittently. All had been refused for surgical operation. One patient died, 4 others had early interruption of treatment. Eleven of the 38 patients had efficient thrombolysis confirmed by arteriography. The facts confirm the possibility of thrombolysis during chronic arterial disease. The fact that the aggravation was recent was favourable factor in prognosis. The eleven patients improved, had severe aggravation of symptomes for less than 2 months. Thus thrombolytic treatment has a place of choice in the treatment of severe arterial disease where surgery is impossible, or dangerous, owing to the uncertain state of the vascular bed below the lesion. Efficacious, it permits reconstructive surgery in cases where it had been at first refused. The use of intermittent treatment, apart from advantages of confort and cost, seems to increase the efficacy of treatment.

  16. [Aortic inflammatory lesions in Behçet's disease].

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    Desbois, A-C; Wechsler, B; Cacoub, P; Saadoun, D

    2016-04-01

    The arterial lesions affect about 10% of patients with Behçet's disease (BD). Aortic inflammatory involvement includes predominantly aortic aneurysmal lesions affecting most often the abdominal aorta. They account for the severity of the disease and are a leading cause of death when they hit the aorta or pulmonary arteries. Within the arterial lesions of BD, aortic involvement is, with femoral lesions, the most common site involved (18-28% of patients with vascular disease). Unlike other large vessels vasculitis (i.e. giant cell arteritis and Takayasu's arteritis) diffuse aortitis is observed in less than 5% of patients with BD. Aortic lesions of BD may be asymptomatic (systematic imaging or occasionally associated with other vascular event) or be revealed by the occurrence of abdominal, thoracic or lumbar pain, or an aortic valve insufficiency. Fever is frequently associated. Increase in acute phase reactants is common in these patients. Histological analysis may show infiltration by lymphocytes, neutrophils and plasma cells in the media and adventitia and a proliferation of the vasa vasorum in the media as well as a fibroblastic proliferation. In the later phase, a fibrous thickening of the media and adventitia is observed as well as a proliferation and thickening of the vasa vasorum. The therapeutic management should always include a medical treatment for the control of inflammation (corticosteroids, immunosuppressive drugs and/or biotherapy) and often an endovascular or surgical treatment if the aneurysm is threatening. The choice between endovascular or surgical treatment is considered case by case, depending on the experience of the team, anatomical conditions and of the clinical presentation. In this review, we provide a detailed and updated review of the literature to describe the aortic inflammatory damage associated with Behçet's disease. PMID:26611428

  17. Análise da remodelação vascular na isquemia pulmonar experimental, nas fases aguda e crônica Analysis of acute and chronic vascular remodeling in an experimental model of pulmonary ischemia

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    Wanderley M. Bernardo

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Alterações estruturais da circulação pulmonar traduzem processo de remodelação vascular e têm relação provável com variações locais de fluxo e isquemia. OBJETIVO: Definir as alterações histológicas na circulação pulmonar após obstrução experimental da artéria pulmonar. Correlacioná-las com os padrões de redistribuição sangüínea e remodelação vascular. MÉTODO: Foram submetidos à toracotomia esquerda 48 ratos Wistar, alocados aleatoriamente em dois grupos, com ligadura da artéria pulmonar e controle, e sacrificados com 1, 7, 30 e 60 dias. Nos pulmões retirados avaliou-se presença de sinais de injúria no parênquima e mensurou-se diâmetro externo e espessura da parede das arteríolas de bronquíolos terminais, respiratórios e alveolares. Diâmetro interno e porcentagem de espessura da parede foram calculados. RESULTADOS: Só ocorreu infarto, necrose e hemorragia no pulmão isquêmico. No não isquêmico houve aumento mantido dos diâmetros externo e interno das arteríolas, com redução inicial da espessura no 1º dia e valores semelhantes aos do grupo controle no 60º dia. No pulmão isquêmico houve redução transitória nos diâmetros externo e interno das arteríolas de bronquíolos terminais e respiratórios, com aumento, inicial e transitório, na sua espessura. As arteríolas alveolares apresentaram aumento do diâmetro externo e espessura da parede, com redução do diâmetro interno, mantida e progressiva. CONCLUSÃO: Este modelo reproduz arteriopatia distal em pacientes com tromboembolismo pulmonar crônico. A resposta vascular no pulmão não isquêmico é compatível com padrão de remodelação de hiperfluxo; a no pulmão isquêmico com hipofluxo e isquemia. Nas arteríolas de bronquíolos terminais e respiratórios a resposta foi transitória. Nas alveolares foi progressiva e mantida, pela provável ocorrência tardia de hiperfluxo local.BACKGROUND: Structural alterations to the

  18. Digestibility of the lichen Stereocaulon paschale in reindeer

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    Endre Jacobsen

    1981-05-01

    Full Text Available The digestibility of the lichen Stereocaulon paschale is studied in a digestibility trial with two reindeer calves. The lichen is collected near Kautokeino in Northern Norway. Chemical composition of the lichen is shown in Table 1. Compared with Cladonia-species the content of crude protein and ash is higher in Stereocanlon paschale The content of Ca, P and Mg in the two species is of the same magnitude, while the content of Na and CI is ten times higher in Cladonia alpestris. The estimated digestibility is shown in Table 2. The dry matter digestibility is calculated to 46, 4%, which is very low compared to Cladonia-species. The higher crude protein content in Stereocaulon paschale has resulted in a positive apparent digestibility of protein.Tinajåkålån (Stereocanlon paschale sulavuus porolla.Abstract in Finnish / Yhteenveto: Tinajåkålån sulavuutta on tutkittu sulavuuskokeissa kahdella poronvasalla. Kokeessa kåytetty jåkålå on koottu låheltå Kautokemoa. Jåkålån kemiallinen koosturnus on esitetty taulukossa I. Tinajåkålån sisåltåmå raakaproteiini- ja tuhkapitoisuus on korkeampi kuin (Cladonia-lajeilla. Ca-, P- ja Mg-pitoisuudet ovat po. jåkålålajeilla samantasoiset, kun taas Cladonia alpestris sisaltåmåt Na- ja Cl-pitoisuudet ovat kymmenen kertaa korkeampia. Sulavuuslaskelmat esitetåån taulukossa 2. Kuiva-aineen sulavuus on 46,4% mikå on erittåin alhainen verrattuna Cladonia-lajien sulavuuteen. Tinajåkålån korkeampi proteiinisisålto on vaikuttanut myonteisesti valkuaisaineen sulavuuteen.Fordøyelighet av saltlav, (Stereocaulon paschale til reinAbstract in Norwegian / Sammendrag: Fordøyeligheten av saltlav (Stereocaulon paschale er undersøkt i fordøyelsesforsøk med 2 reinkalver. Lav til forsøket er sanket nær Kautokeino. Kjemisk sammensetning av lavet er vist i Tabell 1. Sammenlignet med Cladonia-arter er innholdet av råprotein og aske høyere i saltlavet. Innholdet av Ca. P og Mg er på samme nivå i disse

  19. Inflammatory aortic arch syndrome: contrast-enhanced, three-dimensional MR - angiography in stenotic lesions; Entzuendliches Aortenbogensyndrom: Stenosediagnostik mittels kontrastmittelverstaerkter 3D-MR-Angiographie im Vergleich mit der DSA

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    Both, M.; Mueller-Huelsbeck, S.; Biederer, J.; Heller, M.; Reuter, M. [Universitaetsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel (Germany). Klinik fuer Diagnostische Radiologie; Reinhold-Keller, E.; Gross, W.L. [Rheumaklinik Bad Bramstedt GmbH (Germany)

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    Purpose: To determine the value of contrast-enhanced, three-dimensional MR angiography for the evaluation of stenotic and occlusive vascular lesions in inflammatory aortic arch syndrome. Materials and Methods: 14 patients with inflammatory aortic arch syndrome (giant cell arteritis: n = 8, Takayasu arteritis: n = 4, ankylosing spondylitis: n = 1 sarcoidosis: n = 1) underwent MR angiography of the aortic arch and the supra-aortic vessels (n = 15,2 patients were examined twice) and of the abdominal aorta (n = 2). MRA was performed using a 3D-FLASH sequence (TR/TE 4.6/1.8 ms, flip angle 30 ) on a 1.5T system. MRA imaging was compared with the findings of DSA, which served as gold standard. Results: In a total of 467 examined vascular territories, DSA revealed 50 stenoses and 35 occlusions. All lesions were detected by MRA. In 23 segments, the degree of stenosis was overestimated by MRA. Sensitivity and specificity of MRA were 100% and 94,3%, positive and negative predictive values were 73.6 and 100%, and the accuracy was 95,1%. Conclusions: Despite a tendency to overestimate stenoses, contrast-enhanced three-dimensional MR angiography is a valid, non-invasive technique in the assessment of inflammatory aortic arch syndrome. (orig.) [German] Ziel: Bestimmung der Aussagekraft der kontrastmittelverstaerkten 3D-Magnetresonanzangiographie bei der Bewertung stenosierender und okkludierender Gefaessveraenderungen im Rahmen des entzuendlichen Aortenbogensyndroms. Material und Methoden: Bei 14 Patienten mit entzuendlichem Aortenbogensyndrom (Arteriitis temporalis: n = 8, Takayasu-Arteriitis: n = 4, Morbus Bechterew: n = 1, Sarkoidose: n = 1) erfolgte eine MRA des Aortenbogens und der supraaortalen Aeste (n = 15, darunter zwei Doppeluntersuchungen) sowie der Aorta abdominalis (n = 2). Zur Anwendung kam eine kontrastmittelverstaerkte 3D-FLASH-Sequenz (TR/TE 0,4/1,8 ms, Flipwinkel 30 ) an einem 1,5 Tesla-System. Die Befunde der MRA wurden mit der DSA als Referenzmethode

  20. The Chernobyl accident: Can lichens be used to characterize a radiocesium contaminated range?

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    Eldar Gaare

    1987-06-01

    sammenligne artsnivåene og for å studere innsamlings-prosedyrer. Vi fant at det fra sted til sted var en svært stor variasjon, til og med innen samme art. På grunn av dette var vi ikke i stand til å vise statistisk sikre forskjeller mellom artene. Men vi fant at arter fra mer eller mindre snøfrie rabbetopper, Cornicularia divergens, Alectoria ochroleuca, Cetraria nivalis og Cladina mitis viste mindre variasjon og derfor må anbefales som de beste arter for overvåkning og sammenligning av områder.

  1. 小儿肾血管性高血压的外科治疗(包括6例自体肾移植术)%Surgical Treatment of Renovascular Hypertension in Children: Including 6 Cases of Renal Autotransplantation

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    李衷初; 余亚雄

    1982-01-01

    @@ 近十余年来,对肾血管性高血压的外科治疗有较大的进展,国内外文献报导亦渐见增多,但有关小儿病例的报告尚少.我院自1976~1981年间共收治9例,均作了腹主动脉、肾动脉造影术,诊断明确.本文重点介绍与讨论自体肾移植术的疗效与评价.%From 1976 to 1981,9 cases of renovas,cular hypertension in children were treated surgically.The etiology of renal artery steno sis in this series consisted of congenital abhor real renal artery(2 cases),fibromuscular dyspla sin(1 case)and Takayasu's arteritis(6 cases).The diagnosis was made by the aorto-reno gram in each case and was proved by the intervention and the pathological examination.Except those 3 cases,the others were treated by nephrectomy,of which one case died from unknown cause one year after operation,6 cases had undergone the renal autotransplan tation.The authors reviewed 13 pediatric cases(including this series)reported in Chinese literature(<12 years old),who were treated by renal autotransplantation with cure rate 84.6%(normotension on no medication).The authors indicated that the results of the renal autotrancplantation were much better than that of the revascularization techni ques with the following advantages:(1)the success rate was higher;(2)it provided excellent exposure for the vascular anastomosis in the iliac fossa;(3)the blood pressure in internal itiac artery was generally higher than that of the renal artery so that the blood pressure in transplanted kidney could be elevated after operation,and(4)it seemed more profitable in cases with renal artery stenosis by Takayasu's arteritis,because of no apparent stenosis:in the internal iliac arteries,which was observed from the arteriograms in the papers reported by others and us.

  2. Impact of chronic kidney disease on use of evidence-based therapy in stable coronary artery disease: a prospective analysis of 22,272 patients.

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    Full Text Available To assess the frequency of chronic kidney disease (CKD, define the associated demographics, and evaluate its association with use of evidence-based drug therapy in a contemporary global study of patients with stable coronary artery disease.22,272 patients from the ProspeCtive observational LongitudinAl RegIstry oF patients with stable coronary arterY disease (CLARIFY were included. Baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR was calculated (CKD-Epidemiology Collaboration formula and patients categorised according to CKD stage: >89, 60-89, 45-59 and <45 mL/min/1.73 m2.Mean (SD age was 63.9±10.4 years, 77.3% were male, 61.8% had a history of myocardial infarction, 71.9% hypertension, 30.4% diabetes and 75.4% dyslipidaemia. Chronic kidney disease (eGFR<60 mL/min/1.73 m2 was seen in 22.1% of the cohort (6.9% with eGFR<45 mL/min/1.73 m2; lower eGFR was associated with increasing age, female sex, cardiovascular risk factors, overt vascular disease, other comorbidities and higher systolic but lower diastolic blood pressure. High use of secondary prevention was seen across all CKD stages (overall 93.4% lipid-lowering drugs, 95.3% antiplatelets, 75.9% beta-blockers. The proportion of patients taking statins was lower in patients with CKD. Antiplatelet use was significantly lower in patients with CKD whereas oral anticoagulant use was higher. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor use was lower (52.0% overall and inversely related to declining eGFR, whereas angiotensin-receptor blockers were more frequently prescribed in patients with reduced eGFR.Chronic kidney disease is common in patients with stable coronary artery disease and is associated with comorbidities. Whilst use of individual evidence-based medications for secondary prevention was high across all CKD categories, there remains an opportunity to improve the proportion who take all three classes of preventive therapies. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors were used less frequently

  3. Granulomatosis sarcoidea necrosante con compromiso sistémico Necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis with systemic involvement

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    María Elena Ceballos

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Mujer mapuche de 70 años quien en el curso de 1 año presentó baja de peso, ojo rojo bilateral y úlcera corneal que evolucionó hacia la perforación con herniación uveal y pérdida de la visión. Posteriormente se agregaron lesiones nodulares, violáceas, sensibles, algunas ulceradas en las zonas distales de ambas extremidades inferiores. La TAC de tórax demostró múltiples nódulos pulmonares. Tras un estudio exhaustivo se descartaron la tuberculosis y otras infecciones. Tanto la biopsia de las lesiones cutáneas como la biopsia pulmonar obtenida mediante toracotomía confirmaron la presencia de granulomas necrotizantes no caseificantes y arteritis granulomatosa. Se trató con esteroides y ciclofosfamida con mejoría de su condición general y regresión de las lesiones cutáneas y pulmonares en menos de 1 mes. Se realizó un trasplante de cornea. A los seis meses de seguimiento continúa en tratamiento, no ha presentado recaídas y tiene recuperación parcial de la visiónA 70-year-old mapuche female presented with a 1 year history of weight loss, bilateral red painful eyes and corneal ulcer that evolved into perforation and uveal herniation with complete visual loss. Reddish and painful nodules appeared on the distal aspect of both lower extremities, that ulcerated after months. A thoracic CT scan showed multiple pulmonary nodules. Infectious diseases were ruled out. An open lung biopsy and a skin biopsy were performed and both showed non-caseating necrotizing granulomas and granulomatous arteritis. Steroids and cyclophosphamide were started with complete regression of skin and pulmonary lesions within a month. Corneal transplantation was done. After 6 months follow-up, the patient is on low-dose of steroids, free of disease with partial vision recovery

  4. Udviklingen i forekomsten af vandfugle i Skjern Enge i efterårene 2002-2011

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    Bregnballe, Thomas; Amstrup, Ole; Bak, Mogens;

    Naturgenopretningen i Skjern Enge blev afsluttet i 2002, og denne rapport belyser udviklingen i efterårsforekomsten af trækkende vandfugle gennem de 10 efterfølgende år samt områdets betydning for denne gruppe af fugle. Med forekomster på op til 7.000-16.000 individer har svømmeænder været den...... fuglegruppe, der først og fremmest har draget fordel af de nye vådområder. Skjern Enge har dog også været et vigtigt raste- og/eller fødesøgningsområde for hejrer, svaner, gæs, blishøns og enkelte arter af vadefugle. Mange af arterne er fortsat med at optræde i forholdsvise høje antal gennem perioden fra...... samlede udnyttelse af området påvirket af om vandstanden generelt var høj eller lav i de enkelte efterår. Det konkluderes, at naturgenopretningen i væsentlig grad har bidraget til at forbedre levevilkårene for trækkende vandfugle i Ringkøbing Fjord-området, og Skjern Enge bedømmes til at være blevet...

  5. Arterivirus molecular biology and pathogenesis.

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    Snijder, Eric J; Kikkert, Marjolein; Fang, Ying

    2013-10-01

    Arteriviruses are positive-stranded RNA viruses that infect mammals. They can cause persistent or asymptomatic infections, but also acute disease associated with a respiratory syndrome, abortion or lethal haemorrhagic fever. During the past two decades, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and, to a lesser extent, equine arteritis virus (EAV) have attracted attention as veterinary pathogens with significant economic impact. Particularly noteworthy were the 'porcine high fever disease' outbreaks in South-East Asia and the emergence of new virulent PRRSV strains in the USA. Recently, the family was expanded with several previously unknown arteriviruses isolated from different African monkey species. At the molecular level, arteriviruses share an intriguing but distant evolutionary relationship with coronaviruses and other members of the order Nidovirales. Nevertheless, several of their characteristics are unique, including virion composition and structure, and the conservation of only a subset of the replicase domains encountered in nidoviruses with larger genomes. During the past 15 years, the advent of reverse genetics systems for EAV and PRRSV has changed and accelerated the structure-function analysis of arterivirus RNA and protein sequences. These systems now also facilitate studies into host immune responses and arterivirus immune evasion and pathogenesis. In this review, we have summarized recent advances in the areas of arterivirus genome expression, RNA and protein functions, virion architecture, virus-host interactions, immunity, and pathogenesis. We have also briefly reviewed the impact of these advances on disease management, the engineering of novel candidate live vaccines and the diagnosis of arterivirus infection. PMID:23939974

  6. Clinical application of EBCT angiography and three-dimensional reconstruction in the diagnosis of aortic disease

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    Purpose: To work out the routine and three dimensional reconstruction (3D) methods of electron beam computed tomography angiography (EBCTA) and evaluate its clinical application. Materials and methods: In this group, 189 cases with aortic diseases (152 male, 37 female) were studied retrospectively. The EBCT scan methods were enhanced single slice mode (SSM) and continuous volume scan (CVS); The 3D reconstruction methods were shaded surface display (SSD), maximum intensity projection (MIP) and multiple/curved planar reconstruction (MPR/CPR). Results: In 189 cases, including 97 cases with aortic dissection, 26 cases with aortic aneurysm and 8 cases with pseudo aneurysm, others including Marfan's syndrome in 37 cases, Takayasu's arteritis in 5 cases and congenital aortic malformations in 14 cases; 68 cases received operation and the EBCT diagnosis coincided well with the operative findings in 97% of cases. Conclusion: EBCT angiographic images have very high temporal resolution and most artifacts are eliminated. The 3D images are in helpful accurate diagnosis and direct surgical operation. In the management of aortic diseases, EBCT angiography and 3D reconstruction may supplant conventional angiography in the near future

  7. Whole-body magnetic resonance angiography with blood-pool agents

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    Although often asymptomatic, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is associated with significant morbidity in a large proportion of patients. Atherosclerosis is the underlying pathology in many instances, involving the whole arterial tree. Whole-body magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) permits rapid, non-invasive and accurate evaluation of the entire vascular system and can be used for both diagnostic purposes and monitoring of vascular involvement in diseases such as diabetes, Marfan's syndrome and Takayasu arteritis. MRA has been used successfully in the identification of high-grade stenosis in PAD, abnormalities of the ileocaval veins and carotid plaque imaging. Carotid disease is significantly correlated with severe coronary artery disease and renal artery atherosclerosis. Symptomatic lesions in one vascular bed are often related to additional asymptomatic atherosclerotic lesions in other vascular regions. MRA may be advantageous over computed tomographic angiography because it can be performed with contrast media virtually devoid of serious toxicity and without utilization of ionizing radiation. Display of the entire arterial vasculature can be achieved in < 90 s, with excellent sensitivity and specificity. Recent technological advances, such as parallel imaging and the implementation of dedicated matrix coils, have further increased image quality, and in combination with the blood-pool contrast agents, such as gadofosveset trisodium (Vasovist, Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Berlin, Germany), extended imaging time, higher spatial resolution and larger anatomical coverage can be achieved. (orig.)

  8. Whole-body magnetic resonance angiography with blood-pool agents

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    Kramer, H. [Inst. for Clinical Radiology, Univ. Hospital Munich, Munich (Germany); Morana, G. [Radiological Dept., Hospital Ca' Foncello, Treviso (Italy)

    2007-03-15

    Although often asymptomatic, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is associated with significant morbidity in a large proportion of patients. Atherosclerosis is the underlying pathology in many instances, involving the whole arterial tree. Whole-body magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) permits rapid, non-invasive and accurate evaluation of the entire vascular system and can be used for both diagnostic purposes and monitoring of vascular involvement in diseases such as diabetes, Marfan's syndrome and Takayasu arteritis. MRA has been used successfully in the identification of high-grade stenosis in PAD, abnormalities of the ileocaval veins and carotid plaque imaging. Carotid disease is significantly correlated with severe coronary artery disease and renal artery atherosclerosis. Symptomatic lesions in one vascular bed are often related to additional asymptomatic atherosclerotic lesions in other vascular regions. MRA may be advantageous over computed tomographic angiography because it can be performed with contrast media virtually devoid of serious toxicity and without utilization of ionizing radiation. Display of the entire arterial vasculature can be achieved in < 90 s, with excellent sensitivity and specificity. Recent technological advances, such as parallel imaging and the implementation of dedicated matrix coils, have further increased image quality, and in combination with the blood-pool contrast agents, such as gadofosveset trisodium (Vasovist, Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Berlin, Germany), extended imaging time, higher spatial resolution and larger anatomical coverage can be achieved. (orig.)

  9. Thoracic vasculitis presenting as surgical problems.

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    Jansen, Michael

    2010-01-01

    We present four patients with vasculitis manifesting with unusual clinical or pathological features, generating surgical problems. Two cases presented with pulmonary hypertension, with investigations and radiological evidence prompting clinical suspicion of pulmonary thrombo-embolic disease. First case, with an antecedant history of Wegener\\'s granulomatosis (WG), demonstrated following "embolectomy", WG involving the large pulmonary elastic arteries. The second case of inoperable "pulmonary thrombo-embolic disease" was subsequently found at limited post mortem to have giant cell arteritis, which affected widespread small peripheral pulmonary arterial vessels. The other two cases were of aortitis occurring in the background of immune-mediated disease, which had been treated with aggressive immunosuppression regimens. The first of these was a case of Cogan\\'s syndrome complicated by descending aortitis, a rarely reported phenomenon, with co-existent acute endocarditis of the aortic valve leaflets. Most cases of endocarditis in this context occur secondary to and in continuity with ascending aortitis. That this case, and a case of ascending aortitis occurring in the context of relapsing polychondritis occurred in the face of aggressive immunosuppression with an apparent clinical response, underscores the need to not accept a clinical picture at face value. This has implications for clinical management, particularly in the follow-up of surgical prosthetic devices such as grafts which may be used in these cases. All four cases emphasise the continued importance of histology and the post-mortem examination in elucidating previously undetected or unsuspected disease.

  10. Parameters and criteria for repair and strengthening of buildings in the old town core of Dubrovnik based on seismic risk analysis

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    M. Vladimir

    1995-06-01

    Full Text Available Definition of the seismicity conditions, the design seismic parameters and the seismic risk level are important and inevitable phases ol the complex process of repair and strengthening of existing structures in certain towns located in seismically active areas. These should be studied in all necessary details in order to provide corresponding bases and define the necessary preventive measures against expected strong earthquakes. Such an approach becomes even nlore necessary arter the experience regarding the last catastrophic earthquakes that occurred in Former Yugoslavia (Skopje. Banja Luka, Montenegro coast and Kopaonik and inflicted heavy losses of human lives and material properties. The old town core of Dubrovnik is known for the large concentration of buildings of enorrnous cultural-historic importance. Considering the high seismic activity of this area. all these buildings are very likely to experience heavy damage and failure. Tlie history of the town records many catastrophic earthquakes that inflicted heavy material losses and loss of human lives. Here, we can rnention the great Dubrovnik earthquake of 1667 and the last Montenegro earthquake of April 15, 1979 with an epicenter in the Ulcinj-Bar area. The consequences of the latter are well known. The purpose of this paper is to present some results and experience gained from the investigations performed for the area of Dubro~nikil lustrated by several examples of buildings existing in the old town core of Dubrovnik.

  11. Modulation of radiation-induced hepato and pulmonary toxicity by pentoxiphyllin in rats

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    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of pentoxiphylline in modulating the deleterious effects of radiation induced liver and lung injuries. Mature female albino rats were categorized in the following groups: Normal control rats, pentoxifylline treated group for eight days, pentoxifylline treated group for 16 days, irradiated group exposed to fractionated 4 Gy at 2 Gy instalments, irradiated group exposed to fractionated 8 Gy at 2 Gy instalments, irradiated at fractionated dose (4 Gy) and treated with peritoxiphylline for 8 days, irradiated at fractionated dose (8 Gy) and treated with pentoxiphylline for 16 days. Examination of the liver showed that pentoxiphylline treatment has significantly improved the radiation-induced inflammation, dilatation and congestion of hepatic portal vein, atrophy and degenerative changes of hepatocytes, fibrosis of wall of bile ductules, decrease in PAS +ve material and increase in fibrous tissue. While, experimental investigations performed on the lung showed that treatment with pentoxiphylline had minimally improved the radiation-induced injury in lung tissue manifested by reduction of alveolar sacs, arteritis, fibrosis around bronchioles, emphysema, plethora, rupture of walls of bronchioles and arteries, thickening of alveolar septae, decrease in PAS +ve material and increase in fibrous tissue. The study showed that pentoxiphylline exerts a beneficial radio-modulative effect in liver but exerts a minimal radio modulator effect in lung following gamma irradiation in rats

  12. Autoimmune diseases in pregnancy: maternal and fetal outcomes

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    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of autoimmune connective tissue disorders on the outcomes of pregnancy and the influence of treatment on pregnancy. Methods: Thirty-seven antenatal patients with autoimmune connective tissue diseases, comprising of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE, primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS, Mixed Connective Tissue Diseases (MCTD, ankylosing spondylitis and Takayasu arteritis were analysed. Results: Multigravidas constituted 89.4% and were associated with bad obstetric history. Before diagnosis and treatment, serious maternal complications of eclampsia and thromboembolism were observed in patients with SLE and APS. The live birth rates were 9% and 2.4% respectively in patients with SLE and APS. With appropriate treatment- aspirin, heparin and immunosuppressant, the live birth rates were raised to 70% in SLE and 100% in APS patients. Investigation for autoimmune disease in recurrent pregnancy loss is important. A rare association between MCTD and congenital anomaly - Rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata was observed. Preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, fetal growth restriction and preterm labour were the common complications noted. Conclusions: Active disease at onset of pregnancy, presence of Anti-ds DNA antibodies and secondary APS were strong predictors of poor pregnancy outcomes among patients with SLE. Vigilant monitoring during pregnancy is required for favourable outcomes. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2015; 4(1.000: 9-14

  13. Myelin basic protein determination in cerebro-spinal fluid of children with tuberculous meningitis

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    Myelin basic protein (MBP), an indicator of neural tissue damage in cerebro-spinal fluid, was studied in patients with tuberculous meningitis (TBM). MBP levels were elevated in 62% of the cases of TBM, the levels being 13.3+-18.8 ng/mL, compared with control levels of 1.34+-0.55 ng/mL(p<0.001). MBP level was related to certain clinical features of the disease, such as level of consciousness, neurological characteristics associated with signs of raised intracranial tension and the presence of arteritis associated with hydrocephalus. However, its greatest significance was its correlation with the progress of disease. Persistence of high levels of MBP over a period of a few weeks was associated with little or no improvement in the clinical state of the patient or a higher mortality rate. Return to normal levels of MBP indicated a more favourable outcome of disease. Hence MBP estimation gave not only an indicator of the degree of neurological damage but also an important marker to evaluate patients' progress and response to treatment. (author)

  14. ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION IN YOUNG NORMOTENSIVE SUBJECTS WITH A FAMILY HISTORY OF ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION

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    李丽君; 余卓文; 耿淑仁; 王志勇; 李骞; 段学蕴; 乔义超

    2002-01-01

    Objective To investigate whether endothelial dysfunction occurred in genetically vulnerable normotensive patients. Methods Endothelial function was assessed by high-resolution vascular ultrasound. The diameter of brachial arter i es were measured at rest, during reactive hyperemia and after sublingual nitrogl ycerine (GTN) in 70 young subjects with a mean age of 44.7 ( 12.1 years. Among t hem, there were 30 patients with essential hypertension (group 1), 20 normotensi ve patients with a family history of hypertension (group 2) and 20 normotensive patients without a family history of cardiovascular diseases that served as cont rols (group 3). Results Flow-mediated dilatation of brachial arteries was sig nificantly reduced in-group 1 and 2 when compared to group 3 (Group 1: 6.8( 3.9 vs group 2:8.0 (3.6 vs group 3:13.2 (5.9%, P<0.01). Conclusion Endothelium-dependent vasodilatation was impaired in the young normotensive patients with a family history of hypertension.

  15. 马病毒性动脉炎的研究现状%Research development on EVA

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    杨松; 刘永华; 彭永刚; 王佳丽

    2005-01-01

    马病毒性动脉炎(Equine viral arteritis,EVA)又叫马传染性动脉炎,是由马动脉炎病毒(Equine arteritis virus,EAV)引起的,在马属动物之间通过呼吸道和生殖器官传播的一种急性传染病。该病曾被笼统的包括在“马流感”之内。1953年,首先在美国俄亥俄州发现本病,Doll等人从马流产胎儿中分离出病毒,并定为Bucyrus株。本病目前在世界许多国家存在。已报道分离出病毒的国家有瑞士、波兰、奥地利、加拿大,

  16. PSEUDOANEURYSM OF INTERNAL ILIAC ARTERY

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    Full Text Available An unusual cause of vaginal beeding after total abdominal hysterectomy is being reported. Histopathology revealed adenomyosis uteri and bilateral ovarian cyst. On examination there was a single lump in the hypogastrium and left iliac fossa. Auscultation revealed a faint continuous hum. On digital rectal examination, a bulge was felt, while per vaginum examination revealed mucosal congestion and bulging of mucosa. Ultrasound revealed a mass posterior to the urinary bladder. Duplex study demonstrated the yin-yang sign suggestive of a pseudo-aneurysm .CT Angiography was confirmatory and demonstrated a pseudoaneurysm arising from the left internal iliac artery. Patient underwent surgery.Postoperative period was uneventful . The commonest cause of IIA aneurysm is atherosclerosis. Other causes are arteritis ,collagen vascular disease, infection, trauma. An important subgroup is young females, who have undergone difficult delivery, forceps delivery or caesarian section or abdominal hysterectomy IIA aneurysms are usually discovered incidentally on pelvic imaging for any other indication. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment but endovascular procedures are gaining ground . [Natl J Med Res 2014; 4(2.000: 181-182

  17. Art and rheumatology: the artist and the rheumatologist's perspective.

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    Hinojosa-Azaola, Andrea; Alcocer-Varela, Jorge

    2014-10-01

    The reflection of medicine in the universal arts has motivated several rheumatologists to discover features of rheumatic diseases depicted by the artist's eyes long before they were defined as specific pathologic entities. The result has been the identification of several pieces of art dating from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque and Post-Impressionist periods that depict clear features of several rheumatic diseases such as RA, OA, camptodactyly and temporal arteritis, among others. On the other hand, great artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Antoni Gaudí, Raoul Dufy, Paul Klee, Frida Kahlo and Niki de Saint Phalle are good examples of how rheumatic diseases such as RA, scleroderma and chronic pain can influence the artist's perspective, the technique used and the content of their work. Art can serve as a powerful resource to understand the natural course of diseases. By learning through the artist's eyes the way illnesses behave and evolve in time, rheumatologists can trace the history of several conditions.

  18. Analysis of Oxidative Stress Enzymes and Structural and Functional Proteins on Human Aortic Tissue from Different Aortopathies

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    Soto, María Elena; Soria-Castro, Elizabeth; Guarner Lans, Verónica; Muruato Ontiveros, Eleazar; Iván Hernández Mejía, Benjamín; Jorge Martínez Hernandez, Humberto; Barragán García, Rodolfo; Herrera, Valentín; Pérez-Torres, Israel

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    The role of oxidative stress in different aortopathies is evaluated. Thirty-two tissue samples from 18 men and 14 women were divided into: 4 control (C) subjects, 11 patients with systemic arterial hypertension (SAH), 4 with variants of Marfan's syndrome (MV), 9 with Marfan's syndrome (M), 2 with Turner's syndrome, and 2 with Takayasu's arteritis (TA). Aorta fragments were homogenized. Lipoperoxidation (LPO), copper-zinc and manganese superoxide dismutase (Mn and Cu-Zn-SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione S-transferase (GST), endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), nitrates and nitrites (NO3−/NO2−), and type IV collagen, and laminin were evaluated. There was an increase in Mn- and Cu-Zn-SOD activity in SAH, MV, M, and Turner's syndrome. There was also an increase in CAT activity in M and Turner' syndrome. GPx and GST activity decreased and LPO increased in all groups. eNOS was decreased in SAH, MV, and M and NO3−/NO2− were increased in SAH and TA. Type IV collagen was decreased in Turner's syndrome and TA. Laminin γ-1 was decreased in MV and increased in M. In conclusion, similarities and differences in oxidative stress in the different aortopathies studied including pathologies with aneurysms were found with alterations in SOD, CAT, GPx, GST, and eNOS activity that modify subendothelial basement membrane proteins. PMID:25101153

  19. Radiology of ischemic strokes in children

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    Arterial ischemic strokes are a relatively frequent diagnostic occurrence in pediatric neuroradiology. They occur mostly in three main etiologic contexts: 1) congenital heart disease; 2) neonatal distress; 3) infections, focal or general inducing vasculitis, but many cases are considered as idiopathic. The positive diagnosis is made by CT; in neonates, however, ultrasound appears as a promising tool. The CT features are basically similar at that age and in adults, although the site of the infarct may result from pathologies more particular to children (e.g. basal ganglia infarction due to arteritis of the carotid syphon and its branches). Infarcts may be multiple and also more frequently hemorrhagic at that age, the homorrhagic phenomena affecting only the gray matter except in young infants in which the subcortical white matter may be affected also. Anatomical sequels include focal atrophy and asymmetry of the brain. Data regarding the etiology can be gathered from angiography which may show the degree of impairment of the arterial bed, its extent, the collateral blood supply and the morphological type of arterial lesion responsible for the cerebral damage. The most particular picture at that age is that of the often diffuse vasculitis, with its various expressions (segmental narrowing of the lumen, dissecting aneurysm, string-of-beads appearance). (orig.)

  20. Radiology of ischemic strokes in children

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    Arterial ischemic strokes are a relatively frequent diagnostic occurrence in pediatric neuroradiology. They occur mostly in three main etiologic contexts: 1) congenital heart disease; 2) neonatal distress; 3) infections, focal or general inducing vasculitis, but many cases are considered idiopathic. The positive diagnosis is made by CT; in neonates, however, ultrasound appears as a promising tool. The CT features are basically similar at that age and in adults, although the site of the infarct may result from pathologies more particular to children (e.g. basal ganglia infarction due to arteritis of the carotid siphon and its branches). Infarcts may be multiple and also more frequently hemorrhagic at that age, the hemorrhagic phenomena affecting only the gray matter except in young infants in which the subcortical white matter may be affected also. Anatomical sequels include focal atrophy and asymmetry of the brain. Data regarding the etiology can be gathered from angiography which may show the degree of impairment of the arterial bed, its extent, the collateral blood supply and the morphological types of arterial lesion responsible for the cerebral damage. The most particular picture at that age is that of the often diffuse vasculitis, with its various expressions (segmental narrowing of the lumen, dissecting aneurysm, string-of-beads appearance)

  1. Advances in epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease%川崎病流行病学、病因和发病机制的新进展

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    杨波; 朱义杰(综述); 罗军; 张召艳(审校)

    2014-01-01

    川崎病(KD)是一种以急性全身血管炎为主要病理变化的疾病,好发于6个月至4岁的婴幼儿。KD主要累及冠状动脉,导致动脉瘤和血栓形成,引起严重的并发症甚至猝死。目前KD的病因和发病机制尚不完全清楚。文章就KD的流行病学、病因、发病机制及易感因素等新进展作一综述。%Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute systemic vasculitis that primarily affects young children between 6 months and 4 years old. Coronary arteritis is an important clinical feature of KD because it is associated with aneurysms and thromboembolic events that can lead to severe complications, even sudden death. To date, the etiology and pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease has not been understood completely. In this paper, we will review the recent advances in epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis and genetic susceptibility of Kawasa-ki disease.

  2. Chest X-ray findings in the acute phase of Kawasaki disease

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    We reviewed the chest X-ray (CXR) findings and clinical courses of 129 patients with Kawasaki disease and found abnormal CXR findings in 14.7% of the patients. Reticulogranular pattern was the most frequent abnormality (89.5%), while peribronchial cuffing (21.1%), pleural effusion (15.8%), atelectasis (10.5%) and air trapping (5.3%) were also seen. In each of these patients, CXR abnormalities appeared within 10 days after the onset of illness. In the group with abnormal CXR findings, a statistically significant increase was noted in duration of fever, incidence of adventitious sounds, serum CPR levels and incidence of coronary arterial lesions and pericardial effusion, as compared with the group having normal CXR findings. The pathological basis of these CXR changes is not clear, since no biopsy or autopsy specimen was obtained from these patients. Since none of these patients showed definite heart failure, it is difficult to consider that abnormal CXR findings were due to heart failure. On the other hand, physical signs and previous pathological reports suggested that the causes of abnormal CXR findings were lower respiratory tract inflammation and/or pulmonary arteritis. (orig.)

  3. The solitary sellar plasmacytoma: a diagnostic challenge

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    Anne Soejbjerg

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Solitary sellar plasmacytomas are exceedingly rare and difficult to distinguish from other pituitary tumors. We report a case of a 62-year-old woman presenting with blurred vision of the right eye and tenderness of the right temporal region, which was interpreted as temporal arteritis. MRI revealed a pituitary mass lesion (20mm×14mm×17mm without compression of the optic chiasm and her pituitary function was normal. Pituitary surgery was undertaken due to growth of the lesion, and histopathological examination showed a highly cellular neoplasm composed of mature monoclonal plasma cells. Subsequent examinations revealed no evidence of extrasellar myeloma. The patient received pituitary irradiation and has remained well and free of symptoms apart from iatrogenic central diabetes insipidus. Until now, only eight cases of solitary sellar plasmacytoma have been reported. Most frequent symptoms stem from compression of the cranial nerves in the cavernous sinus (III, IV, V, whereas the anterior pituitary function is mostly intact.

  4. Unique topics and issues in rheumatology and clinical immunology.

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    Selmi, Carlo

    2014-08-01

    Clinicians are facing unexpected issues in everyday practice, and these may become counterintuitive or challenging. Illustrative examples are provided by the hypersensitivity to universally used immunosuppressants such as corticosteroids or antibiotics such as beta-lactam. Secondly, additional issues are represented by the discovery of new pathogenetic mechanisms involved in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis or other chronic inflammatory diseases, genomic susceptibility to enigmatic diseases such as giant cell arteritis, or the shared role of specific mediators such as semaphorins. Third, the therapeutic armamentarium has dramatically changed over the past decade following the introduction of biotechnological drugs, and new mechanisms are being proposed to reduce adverse events or increase the drug effectiveness, particularly on cardiovascular comorbidities. Finally, rare diseases continue to represent difficult cases, as for Cogan's syndrome, with limited literature available for clinical recommendations. For these reason, the present issue of Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology is timely and dedicated to these and other unique topics in clinical immunology and allergy. The aim of this issue is thus to help clinicians involved in internal medicine as well as allergists and clinical immunologists while discussing new pathways that will prove important in the near future.

  5. Clinical, anatomic, and immunopathologic characterization of Babesia gibsoni infection in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris).

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    Wozniak, E J; Barr, B C; Thomford, J W; Yamane, I; McDonough, S P; Moore, P F; Naydan, D; Robinson, T W; Conrad, P A

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    The pathology associated with acute, chronic, and recrudescent Babesia gibsoni infections was characterized in a group of 6 naturally or experimentally infected, spleen-intact and splenectomized dogs. All experimentally infected dogs became acutely parasitemic, lethargic, anemic, thrombocytopenic, and hemoglobinuric. Anatomic lesions associated, with the disease included diffuse nonsuppurative periportal and centrilobular hepatitis, multifocal necrotizing arteritis, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, reactive lymphadenopathy, diffuse erythrophagocytosis, and extramedullary hematopoiesis. The density of CD3+ lymphocytes within the liver sinusoids was markedly increased. Aggregates of large mononuclear cells with immunohistochemical features of activated macrophages were demonstrated in the central veins of the liver. Kupffer cells throughout the hepatic sinusoids appeared hypertrophic and prominent. The density of sinusoidal T lymphocytes, macrophages in central veins, and the degree of Kupffer cell hypertrophy were greatest in the splenectomized dogs. Multifocal deposits of IgM antibody were immunohistochemically demonstrated within the walls of inflamed arteries and renal glomeruli. The results of this study suggest that intense immunostimulation resulting in activation and expansion of T and B lymphocyte populations, macrophage recruitment and activation, vasculitis, glomerulonephritis and anemia contribute to the pathology associated with B. gibsoni infections. PMID:9267413

  6. Hyperthyroidism and ischemic stroke%甲状腺功能亢进症和缺血性脑卒中

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    王燕燕

    2010-01-01

    The occurrence of atrial fibrillation in hyperthyroidism and subclinical hyperthyroidism increases over the time. Hypercoagulability state,usually accompanying with these two diseases above,can also result in the formation of cardioembolic stroke. Additionally, hyperthyroidism is related with ischemic cerebro-vascular disease,for instance acute cerebral venous thrombosis,giant cell temporal arteritis. Moyamoya disease, but sound evidence is lacking. Here reviews the relationship between hyperthyroidism and cerebrovas-cular disease, in order to investigate the pathogenesis and clinical characteristics and provide the evidence for corrent therapy.%甲状腺功能亢进症(甲亢)和亚临床甲亢时房颤的发生率增加,其伴有的高凝状态也可引起心源性脑卒中的发生.此外,甲亢时可伴有急性脑静脉血栓形成、巨细胞性颞动脉炎和烟雾病等缺血性脑血管病,但缺乏相关证据.现对甲亢与脑血管疾病之间的关系作一综述,旨在探讨其共同的发病机制及临床特点,并为两者合并存在时的正确治疗提供参考.

  7. Developments in Varicella Zoster Virus Vasculopathy.

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    Nagel, Maria A; Gilden, Don

    2016-02-01

    Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a highly neurotropic human herpesvirus. Primary infection usually causes varicella (chicken pox), after which virus becomes latent in ganglionic neurons along the entire neuraxis. VZV reactivation results in zoster (shingles) which is frequently complicated by chronic pain (postherpetic neuralgia). VZV reactivation also causes meningoencephalitis, myelitis, ocular disorders, and vasculopathy, all of which can occur in the absence of rash. This review focuses on the association of VZV and stroke, and on the widening spectrum of disorders produced by VZV vasculopathy in immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals, including recipients of varicella vaccine. Aside from ischemic stroke, VZV infection of cerebral arteries may lead to development of intracerebral aneurysms, with or without hemorrhage. Moreover, recent clinical-virological case reports and retrospective pathological-virological analyses of temporal arteries positive or negative for giant cell arteritis (GCA) indicate that extracranial VZV vasculopathy triggers the immunopathology of GCA. While many patients with GCA improve after corticosteroid treatment, prolonged corticosteroid use may potentiate VZV infection, leading to fatal vasculopathy in the brain and other organs. PMID:26750127

  8. Neurocysticercosis: radiologic-pathologic correlation.

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    Kimura-Hayama, Eric T; Higuera, Jesús A; Corona-Cedillo, Roberto; Chávez-Macías, Laura; Perochena, Anamari; Quiroz-Rojas, Laura Yadira; Rodríguez-Carbajal, Jesús; Criales, José L

    2010-10-01

    Neurocysticercosis is a neurologic parasitic disease caused by the encysted larva of the tapeworm Taenia solium and is the most important parasitic disease of the human central nervous system. It is the most common cause of acquired epilepsy in endemic settings and constitutes a public health challenge for most of the developing world. Nowadays, however, as a result of globalization, neurocysticercosis is being seen more frequently in developed countries as well. Neurocysticercosis is acquired through fecal-oral contamination, and the disease course is complex, with two intermediate hosts (ie, pigs and humans) and a definitive host (humans). Traditionally, it has been classified into active and nonactive forms according to disease location. Radiologists must be aware of its imaging appearance, which is quite variable, as is the differential diagnosis. Imaging findings depend on several factors, including the stage of the life cycle of T solium at presentation; the number and location (ie, subarachnoid, cisternal, or intraventricular) of parasites; and associated complications such as vascular involvement (ie, arteritis with or without infarction), inflammatory response (ie, edema, gliosis, or arachnoiditis), and, in ventricular forms, degree of obstruction. Thus, the diagnostic approach, management, and prognosis for neurocysticercosis differ widely depending on the type of infection. PMID:21071384

  9. Acute aortic dissection: be aware of misdiagnosis

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    Asteri Theodora

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Acute aortic dissection (AAD is a life-threatening condition requiring immediate assessment and therapy. A patient suffering from AAD often presents with an insignificant or irrelevant medical history, giving rise to possible misdiagnosis. The aim of this retrospective study is to address the problem of misdiagnosing AD and the different imaging studies used. Methods From January 2000 to December 2004, 49 patients (41 men and 8 women, aged from 18–75 years old presented to the Emergency Department of our hospital for different reasons and finally diagnosed with AAD. Fifteen of those patients suffered from arterial hypertension, one from giant cell arteritis and another patient from Marfan's syndrome. The diagnosis of AAD was made by chest X-ray, contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE and coronary angiography. Results Initial misdiagnosis occurred in fifteen patients (31% later found to be suffering from AAD. The misdiagnosis was myocardial infarction in 12 patients and cerebral infarction in another three patients. Conclusion Aortic dissection may present with a variety of clinical manifestations, like syncope, chest pain, anuria, pulse deficits, abdominal pain, back pain, or acute congestive heart failure. Nearly a third of the patients found to be suffering from AD, were initially otherwise diagnosed. Key in the management of acute aortic dissection is to maintain a high level of suspicion for this diagnosis.

  10. The imaging and pathologic diagnosis of Fahr disease

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    Objective: To further improve the recognition to the imaging and histological findings and genetics characteristics of Fahr disease, and to analyze the pathogenesis of cystification. Methods: The epidemiological investigations were performed in 3 (2 females, 1 male) patients. Two patients were confirmed by surgicopathology combining with the clinical representation and laboratorial examination, 1 patient was diagnosed by the clinical and laboratorial examination. Combining with review of related literature, the histological features and pathogenesis of complications (including cystification and hemorrhage) and genetics characters were analysed. Results: The imaging examination demonstrated that Fahr disease mainly presented the symmetrical calcification in bilateral basal nuclei areas and subcortex in 3, furthermore, the bilateral calcification of dentatum in 1 and the unilateral in 1, the cystification in 2 (one in the right frontal lobe, the other in the left parietal lobe). The content of blood calcium and serum inorganic phosphorus was normal in the laboratorial examination. The pathological examinations revealed the siderocytes caused by chronic hemorrhage and some small vessels that most were hyalinosis and a few were fibrinoid necrosis, and that there were sand-like and irregular calcification inner or around vessel wall, thrombosis in vessel cavity and arteritis, and that hemosiderin aggregated in the cystic wall. Conclusion: Most of Fahr disease can be diagnosed according to the imaging features combining with laboratorial examination. The hemorrhage and cystification in the brain should be regarded as the complications of Fahr disease. CT has higher diagnostic value than X-ray plain film and MRI because of higher density resolution. (authors)

  11. CT and MR findings in HIV-negative neurosyphilis

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    Peng Fuhua [Department of Neurology, Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, 600 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou, 510630 Guangdong Province (China)], E-mail: pfh93@21cn.com; Hu Xueqiang [Department of Neurology, Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, 600 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou, 510630 Guangdong Province (China)], E-mail: huxueqiangqm@yahoo.com.cn; Zhong Xiufeng [State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Sun Yat-Sen University, 54 Xianlie Road, Guangzhou, 510060 Guangdong Province (China)], E-mail: xiufengzhong@yahoo.com.cn; Wei Qiu [Department of Neurology, Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, 600 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou, 510630 Guangdong Province (China)], E-mail: qw9406@tom.com; Jiang Ying [Department of Neurology, Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, 600 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou, 510630 Guangdong Province (China)], E-mail: jiangying722@163.com; Bao Jian [Department of Neurology, Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, 600 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou, 510630 Guangdong Province (China)], E-mail: baoj92@tom.com; Wu Aimin [Department of Neurology, Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, 600 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou, 510630 Guangdong Province (China)], E-mail: wuaim@126.com; Pei Zhong [Department of Neurology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, 89 Zhongshaner Road, Guangzhou, 510080 Guangdong Province (China)], E-mail: peizhong@yahoo.com

    2008-04-15

    Background and purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe and evaluate neuroimaging findings of patients with neurosyphilis. Methods: The neuroimaging studies of 14 patients with documented neurosyphilis were reviewed. Diagnosis was established in 14 patients with cerebrospinal fluid for a Treponema Pallidum Particle Agglutination (TPPA) test. All patients had reactive TPPA and Unheated Serum Regain test (USR) in their sera. Imaging studies included plain, contrast-enhanced CT of the brain, plain and gadolinium-enhanced MR, and MR angiography. Results: In the 14 HIV-negative patients with neurosyphilis, CT and MR showed the presence of cerebral infarction in six cases, arteritis in four cases, nonspecific white matter lesion in three cases, acute syphilitic meningitis in one case and normal neuroimaging finding in one case. In addition, 4 in 14 patients had general paresis, and MRI showed high signal intensity on T2 -weighted images involving frontotemporal lobes, hippocampus and periventricular area. Treatment with penicillin significantly diminished the size of these high signal intensity on T2-weighted images with general paresis. Conclusion: These results suggest that MR and CT images have some characteristic manifestations in patients of neurosyphilis. Because early diagnosis and treatment of neurosyphilis are crucial to avoid persistent brain damage, the neuroimaging findings are valuable adjunct to clinical diagnosis and to provide useful information to follow-up after therapy.

  12. Genopal™: a novel hollow fibre array for focused microarray analysis.

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    Okuzaki, Daisuke; Fukushima, Tatsunobu; Tougan, Takahiro; Ishii, Tomonori; Kobayashi, Shigeto; Yoshizaki, Kazuyuki; Akita, Takashi; Nojima, Hiroshi

    2010-12-01

    Expression profiling of target genes in patient blood is a powerful tool for RNA diagnosis. Here, we describe Genopal™, a novel platform ideal for efficient focused microarray analysis. Genopal™, which consists of gel-filled fibres, is advantageous for high-quality mass production via large-scale slicing of the Genopal™ block. We prepared two arrays, infectant and autoimmunity, that provided highly reliable data in terms of repetitive scanning of the same and/or distinct microarrays. Moreover, we demonstrated that Genopal™ had sensitivity sufficient to yield signals in short hybridization times (0.5 h). Application of the autoimmunity array to blood samples allowed us to identify an expression pattern specific to Takayasu arteritis based on the Spearman rank correlation by comparing the reference profile with those of several autoimmune diseases and healthy volunteers (HVs). The comparison of these data with those obtained by other methods revealed that they exhibited similar expression profiles of many target genes. Taken together, these data demonstrate that Genopal™ is an advantageous platform for focused microarrays with regard to its low cost, rapid results and reliable quality. PMID:21059707

  13. A well-balanced finite volume scheme for 1D hemodynamic simulations

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    Delestre, Olivier

    2011-01-01

    We are interested in simulating blood flow in arteries with variable elasticity with a one dimensional model. We present a well-balanced finite volume scheme based on the recent developments in shallow water equations context. We thus get a mass conservative scheme which also preserves equilibria of Q=0. This numerical method is tested on analytical tests. Nous nous int\\'eressons \\`a la simulation d'\\'ecoulements sanguins dans des art\\`eres dont les parois sont \\`a \\'elasticit\\'e variable. Ceci est mod\\'elis\\'e \\`a l'aide d'un mod\\`ele unidimensionnel. Nous pr\\'esentons un sch\\'ema "volume fini \\'equilibr\\'e" bas\\'e sur les d\\'eveloppements r\\'ecents effectu\\'es pour la r\\'esolution du syst\\`eme de Saint-Venant. Ainsi, nous obtenons un sch\\'ema qui pr\\'eserve le volume de fluide ainsi que les \\'equilibres au repos: Q=0. Le sch\\'ema introduit est test\\'e sur des solutions analytiques.

  14. Determinants of Vessel Targeting in Vasculitis

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    Gary S. Hoffman

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Studies of autoimmune diseases have not yet elucidated why certain organs or vessels become the objects of injury while others are spared. This paper will explore the hypothesis that important differences exist in regions of the aorta that determine vulnerability to diseases, such as atherosclerosis, aortitis, giant cell arteritis and Takayasu's disease. The reader is invited to reassess; (1 whether the aorta is indeed a single homogeneous structure, and (2 whether the initial stage of aortitis (and indeed other diseases considered “autoimmune” may be primarily due to acquired alterations of substrate, that influence unique immune profiles, which by themselves may not be pathogenic. Disease susceptibility and patterns are influenced by many factors that are inborn and acquired. Examples include genetic background, gender, ethnicity, aging, prior and concomitant illnesses, habits, diet, toxin and environmental exposures. Studies of vascular diseases must assess how such variables may affect regional differences in endothelial cells, subendothelial matrix, vascular smooth muscle and the response of each to a variety of stimuli.

  15. Bilateral acute retinal necrosis after herpetic meningitis

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Keisho Hirota1,2, Masayuki Akimoto1,3, Toshiaki Katsura21Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Medical Center, National Hospital Organization, 2Internal Medicine, Kyoto Medical Center, 3Clinical Research Center, Kyoto Medical Center, Kyoto, JapanPurpose: The report of a case of bilateral acute retinal necrosis after herpetic meningitis.Case report: A 47-year-old man was admitted with the chief complaint of persistent high fever and transient loss of consciousness. Although his general condition improved after intravenous acyclovir administration, the patient presented with visual loss in both eyes 4 days after admission. Visual acuity in his right eye was 20/200 and his left eye had light perception alone. Both eyes showed panretinal arteritis diagnosed as acute retinal necrosis. Panretinal photocoagulation was performed for both eyes. Progression of retinal detachment was prevented in both eyes; however, visual acuity of the left eye was totally lost because of neovascular glaucoma. Visual acuity of the right eye recovered to 20/20.Conclusion: Although cases of bilateral acute retinal necrosis have been reported after herpetic encephalitis, this condition is rare after herpetic meningitis. Prophylactic acyclovir therapy and early panretinal photocoagulation may prevent retinal detachment and improve the prognosis. Neurologists and ophthalmologists should be aware that not only herpetic encephalitis but also herpetic meningitis can lead to acute retinal necrosis within a very short interval.Keywords: acute retinal necrosis, herpetic meningitis, herpes simplex, varicella zoster virus

  16. Study of tuberculous meningitis by CT

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    Computed tomography is a very valuable method by which the pathogenic evolution of tuberculous meningitis may be followed, thereby facilitating its differential diagnosis and controlling the efficiency of therapy. The initial miliary tuberculosis in the brain, very often unaccompanied by neurological symptoms, may offer very evident CT images. CT may also demonstrate the fibrogelatinous exudate which fills the basal cisterns and surrounds the arterial vessels which cross this region. Because of this, secondary arteritis is frequent and may be indirectly detected by CT in the form of foci of ischemic infarcts. Tuberculomas may be multiple, and are found equally in the cerebral and the cerebellar parenchyma. These tuberculomas present different images on CT, depending on the evolution of the disease at that moment. Hydrocephalus is a common complication of TM and is caused by a lack of reabsorption of the cerebrospinal fluid, or by an obstructive lesion in the ventricular drainage pathways due to a tuberculoma. This complication is usually easily identified by CT, which, moreover, permits the control of its evolution. (orig.)

  17. 孤立性升主动脉炎的外科病理学观察%Surgical pathological analysis on isolated ascending aortitis

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    王红月; 李莉; 常谦; 浦介麟

    2011-01-01

    目的 拟对比累及升主动脉的大动脉炎,分析孤立性升主动脉炎外科病理学特点.方法 从阜外医院近20年共965例升主动脉病理资料中筛选出主动脉炎40例.收集临床资料如病史、实验室检查及影像学数据、手术所见、激素治疗与否及随访情况.病理测量主动脉壁及各层的厚度,判断炎症的活动性,观察有无多核巨细胞、炎性坏死、层状坏死和粥样硬化.2组均值比较采用t检验,而率比较采用Fisher精确概率法.结果 40例升主动脉炎中检出25例孤立性升主动脉炎(占升主动脉疾病的2.6%),8例大动脉炎,其他7例.孤立性升主动脉炎的发病年龄略高于大动脉炎[(46±12)岁与(34±14)岁,t=2.30,P>0.05],而男女之比接近(1.1与1.0,t=0.01,P>0.05).临床表现主要为动脉瘤,但孤立性主动脉炎的主动脉外径高于大动脉炎[(59±18)与(46±12)mm,P>0.05],并有较多的无症状病例(28%与0,x2=2.98,P>0.05).红细胞沉降率(ESR)多不升高[(15±17)与(27±25)mm/1 h,U=48.50,P0.05] while the male/female ratio was similar in both groups(1.1 vs 1.0,t=0.01,P>0.05).Their main clinical manifestation was aortic aneurysm with a bigger aortic diameter in isolated aortitis than that in Takayasu's arteritis [(59±18)vs(46±12)mm,P>0.05].The asymptomatic cages mostly were found in isolated ascending aortitis (28%vs 0,x2=2.98,P>0.05).The erythrocyte sedimentary rate was normal in isolated aortitis but increased in Takayasu's arteritis[(15±17)mm/1 hvs[27±25)mm/1 h,U=48.50,P<0.05 ].Inflammatory edema,thickening and calcification were noted in more than half cases of both groups.but slighter thickening of aortic wall was foand in isolated ascending aortitis in contrast to the remarkable thickening in Takayasu artefifis[(2506±493)vs (3300±430)μm,t=-3.00,P<0.01].Giant cells,inflammatory necrosis,laminar necrosis and accompanied atherosclerosis were more common in isolated ascending aortitis.Aortic regurgitation was common but

  18. The lung in systemic vasculitis: radiological patterns and differential diagnosis.

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    Feragalli, Beatrice; Mantini, Cesare; Sperandeo, Marco; Galluzzo, Michele; Belcaro, Giovanni; Tartaro, Armando; Cotroneo, Antonio R

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    The respiratory system may be involved in all systemic vasculitides, although with a variable frequency. The aim of our review is to describe radiographic and high-resolution CT (HRCT) findings of pulmonary vasculitides and to correlate radiological findings with pathological results. Lung disease is a common feature of antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated small-vessel vasculitides, including granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's), eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss) and microscopic polyangiitis. Pulmonary involvement is less frequent in immune-complex-mediated small-vessel vasculitides, such as Behçet's disease and Goodpasture's syndrome. Pulmonary involvement associated to large-vessel (gigantocellular arteritis and Takayasu's disease) or medium-vessel (nodose polyarteritis and Kawasaki's disease) vasculitides is extremely rare. The present review describes the main clinical and radiological features of pulmonary vasculitides with major purpose to correlate HRCT findings (solitary or multiple nodules, cavitary lesions, micronodules with centrilobular or peribronchial distribution, airspace consolidations, "crazy paving", tracheobronchial involvement, interstitial disease) with pathological results paying particular attention to the description of acute life-threatening manifestations. A thorough medical history, careful clinical examination and the knowledge of radiological patterns are mandatory for a correct and early diagnosis. PMID:26876879

  19. Disseminate Fungal Infection after Acute Pancreatitis in a Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Recipient

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    Anna Rossetto

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Fungal infections after kidney transplantation are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and Candida infection of the pancreas is considered an infrequent but important agent in necrotizing pancreatitis. We report the case of a 43-year-old Caucasian patient who underwent simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation because of diabetes type I, and chronic renal failure with peritoneal dialysis. The postoperative course was complicated by acute pancreatitis due to the thrombosis of the splenic artery of the graft, the subsequent acute rupture of the external iliac artery caused by fungal arteritis (Candida glabrata, and peritonitis a few days later caused by sigmoid perforation with detection of Candida glabrata infection of the resected intestinal tract. The present case remarks that awareness and prevention of fungal infection are major issues in the transplant field. Important information can be added by systematic culture of conservation perfusates but, probably, the best way for early recognition of a critical level of infectious risk remains the routine application of the colonization index screening. In cases of positive results, preemptive antifungal therapy could be warranted.

  20. Blood Vessels in Allotransplantation.

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    Abrahimi, P; Liu, R; Pober, J S

    2015-07-01

    Human vascularized allografts are perfused through blood vessels composed of cells (endothelium, pericytes, and smooth muscle cells) that remain largely of graft origin and are thus subject to host alloimmune responses. Graft vessels must be healthy to maintain homeostatic functions including control of perfusion, maintenance of permselectivity, prevention of thrombosis, and participation in immune surveillance. Vascular cell injury can cause dysfunction that interferes with these processes. Graft vascular cells can be activated by mediators of innate and adaptive immunity to participate in graft inflammation contributing to both ischemia/reperfusion injury and allograft rejection. Different forms of rejection may affect graft vessels in different ways, ranging from thrombosis and neutrophilic inflammation in hyperacute rejection, to endothelialitis/intimal arteritis and fibrinoid necrosis in acute cell-mediated or antibody-mediated rejection, respectively, and to diffuse luminal stenosis in chronic rejection. While some current therapies targeting the host immune system do affect graft vascular cells, direct targeting of the graft vasculature may create new opportunities for preventing allograft injury and loss. PMID:25807965

  1. A SUCCESSFULLY TREATED CASE OF MOYA MOYA DISEASE

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    Yashodhara

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Moyamoya disease is a rare cerebrovascular disease characterized by progressive occlusive cerebral arteritis affecting the distal internal carotid arteries near the circle of Willis. A collateral circulation develops around the blocked vessels which appear as a "pu ff of smoke". Incidence is variable depending on the geographical location. The clinical features of Moyamoya disease are recurrent transient ischemic attacks (TIAs, strokes, sensorimotor paralysis, convulsions and/or migraine - like headaches. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI and MR Angiogram (MRA should be performed for the diagnosis and follow - up of Moyamoya disease. Neurosurgical proceures like Encephalo myo synangiosis (EMS, multiple burr holes and some direct procedures are useful to reestablish new circulation after a few weeks. The long term outlook for patients with treated Moyamoya seems to be good. Once major stroke or bleeding take place, even with treatment, the patient may be left with permanent loss of function . So it is very important to treat this condition promptly. Herewith, we are reporting a 15 month old child with history of right focal adversive seizures, 3 - 4 events a month followed by post ictal drowsiness. Imaging studies revealed a vascular insult with infarct in the left fronto parietal lobes as well as multiple infarcts in other regions of the brain. MR Angio Brain revealed Moya moya disease. Child was successfully managed by prompt referral to Neurosurgical C entre where he underwent EMS and he is under their follow up.

  2. Multiple Changes of Gene Expression and Function Reveal Genomic and Phenotypic Complexity in SLE-like Disease.

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    Wilbe, Maria; Kozyrev, Sergey V; Farias, Fabiana H G; Bremer, Hanna D; Hedlund, Anna; Pielberg, Gerli R; Seppälä, Eija H; Gustafson, Ulla; Lohi, Hannes; Carlborg, Örjan; Andersson, Göran; Hansson-Hamlin, Helene; Lindblad-Toh, Kerstin

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    The complexity of clinical manifestations commonly observed in autoimmune disorders poses a major challenge to genetic studies of such diseases. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) affects humans as well as other mammals, and is characterized by the presence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in patients' sera and multiple disparate clinical features. Here we present evidence that particular sub-phenotypes of canine SLE-related disease, based on homogenous (ANA(H)) and speckled ANA (ANA(S)) staining pattern, and also steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA) are associated with different but overlapping sets of genes. In addition to association to certain MHC alleles and haplotypes, we identified 11 genes (WFDC3, HOMER2, VRK1, PTPN3, WHAMM, BANK1, AP3B2, DAPP1, LAMTOR3, DDIT4L and PPP3CA) located on five chromosomes that contain multiple risk haplotypes correlated with gene expression and disease sub-phenotypes in an intricate manner. Intriguingly, the association of BANK1 with both human and canine SLE appears to lead to similar changes in gene expression levels in both species. Our results suggest that molecular definition may help unravel the mechanisms of different clinical features common between and specific to various autoimmune disease phenotypes in dogs and humans. PMID:26057447

  3. Multiple Changes of Gene Expression and Function Reveal Genomic and Phenotypic Complexity in SLE-like Disease.

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    Maria Wilbe

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The complexity of clinical manifestations commonly observed in autoimmune disorders poses a major challenge to genetic studies of such diseases. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE affects humans as well as other mammals, and is characterized by the presence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA in patients' sera and multiple disparate clinical features. Here we present evidence that particular sub-phenotypes of canine SLE-related disease, based on homogenous (ANA(H and speckled ANA (ANA(S staining pattern, and also steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA are associated with different but overlapping sets of genes. In addition to association to certain MHC alleles and haplotypes, we identified 11 genes (WFDC3, HOMER2, VRK1, PTPN3, WHAMM, BANK1, AP3B2, DAPP1, LAMTOR3, DDIT4L and PPP3CA located on five chromosomes that contain multiple risk haplotypes correlated with gene expression and disease sub-phenotypes in an intricate manner. Intriguingly, the association of BANK1 with both human and canine SLE appears to lead to similar changes in gene expression levels in both species. Our results suggest that molecular definition may help unravel the mechanisms of different clinical features common between and specific to various autoimmune disease phenotypes in dogs and humans.

  4. Google-driven search for big data in autoimmune geoepidemiology: analysis of 394,827 patients with systemic autoimmune diseases.

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    Ramos-Casals, Manuel; Brito-Zerón, Pilar; Kostov, Belchin; Sisó-Almirall, Antoni; Bosch, Xavier; Buss, David; Trilla, Antoni; Stone, John H; Khamashta, Munther A; Shoenfeld, Yehuda

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    Systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, although their epidemiological profile varies significantly country by country. We explored the potential of the Google search engine to collect and merge large series (>1000 patients) of SADs reported in the Pubmed library, with the aim of obtaining a high-definition geoepidemiological picture of each disease. We collected data from 394,827 patients with SADs. Analysis showed a predominance of medical vs. administrative databases (74% vs. 26%), public health system vs. health insurance resources (88% vs. 12%) and patient-based vs. population-based designs (82% vs. 18%). The most unbalanced gender ratio was found in primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS), with nearly 10 females affected per 1 male, followed by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis (SSc) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) (ratio of nearly 5:1). Each disease predominantly affects a specific age group: children (Kawasaki disease, primary immunodeficiencies and Schonlein-Henoch disease), young people (SLE Behçet disease and sarcoidosis), middle-aged people (SSc, vasculitis and pSS) and the elderly (amyloidosis, polymyalgia rheumatica, and giant cell arteritis). We found significant differences in the geographical distribution of studies for each disease, and a higher frequency of the three SADs with available data (SLE, inflammatory myopathies and Kawasaki disease) in African-American patients. Using a "big data" approach enabled hitherto unseen connections in SADs to emerge. PMID:25842074

  5. Adverse cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and peripheral vascular effects of marijuana inhalation: what cardiologists need to know.

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    Thomas, Grace; Kloner, Robert A; Rezkalla, Shereif

    2014-01-01

    Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug, with approximately 200 million users worldwide. Once illegal throughout the United States, cannabis is now legal for medicinal purposes in several states and for recreational use in 3 states. The current wave of decriminalization may lead to more widespread use, and it is important that cardiologists be made aware of the potential for marijuana-associated adverse cardiovascular effects that may begin to occur in the population at a greater frequency. In this report, the investigators focus on the known cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and peripheral effects of marijuana inhalation. Temporal associations between marijuana use and serious adverse events, including myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death, cardiomyopathy, stroke, transient ischemic attack, and cannabis arteritis have been described. In conclusion, the potential for increased use of marijuana in the changing legal landscape suggests the need for the community to intensify research regarding the safety of marijuana use and for cardiologists to maintain an awareness of the potential for adverse effects. PMID:24176069

  6. Turisterne, naturen og nationalparken

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    Kvistgaard, Peter; Smed, Karina Madsen; Møn, Team

    benyttes mest. Møns turister vælger i høj grad Møn på grund af naturen og bruger den meget. Der er stort behov for at udvikle nye oplevelsesmuligheder i den mønske natur, for at gøre dem tilgængeli-ge og informere om dem. Samtidig indebærer den store turisme selvfølgelig - selv om mange turi-ster har et...... stort kendskab til Møns natur og er ”kvalitetsbrugere” - også en risiko for nedslidning af de følsomme naturområder og arter. Formålet med undersøgelsen er derfor: · At registrere turisternes nuværende brug af de mønske naturområder – hvilke aktiviteter, hvilke lokaliteter, hvor ofte etc., heru....... indkredse evt. naturbelastninger ved turismens brug af naturen; · At indkredse turisternes oplevelse af og meninger om den mønske natur, deres behov for / øn-sker til fremtidig brug af de mønske naturområder (nye naturattraktioner, nye oplevelsesmulig-heder, nye aktiviteter) heru. vurdere risiko...

  7. Økologisk risikovurdering af genmodificeret insektresistent majs MON89034 i anmeldelse vedr. markedsføring til import for viderebearbejdning og til dyrkning under Forordning 1829/2003/EF

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    Kjellsson, Gøsta; Damgaard, Christian; Sørensen, Jesper Givskov

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    "Den genmodificerede, dobbelt insektresistente MON89034-majs adskiller sig fra konventionel majs ved at have indsat gener der gør planterne resistente mod angreb af majsmøllet og beslægtede sommerfugle såsom majsboreren, der dog for nærværende ikke er et skadedyr i Danmark. GM-majsen søges godkendt...... nærheden af GMO-markerne. Hvis der skulle ske en utilsigtet spredning af frø fra MON89034-majsen i Danmark, vil de fremspirede GM-majsplanter dog ikke kunne krydse med vilde arter eller etablere vedvarende bestande i naturen. DCE, BIOSCIENCE vurderer samlet, at der kun kan forventes begrænsede eller ingen...... effekter på sommerfuglefaunaen i og nær dyrkningsarealerne. BIOSCIENCE kommentarer til EFSA: DCE, Bioscience’s environmental risk assessment conclude that only limited or no adverse environmental consequences are to be expected on animal- and plant life from import and marketing of the insect-resistant MON...

  8. Comparison between Adventitial and Intimal Inflammation of Ruptured and Nonruptured Atherosclerotic Plaques in Human Coronary Arteries

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    Higuchi Maria L.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To verify the possible role of adventitial inflammation in atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability and coronary artery remodelling. METHODS: We compared the mean numbers of lymphocytes in the adventitia and in the plaque of ruptured thrombosed and stable equi-stenotic coronary segments of 34 patients who died due to acute myocardial infarction. We also analysed adventitial microvessels, adventitial fibrosis and the external elastic membrane. RESULTS: In the adventitia, the numbers of lymphocytes and microvessels/mm² were 69.5±88.3 and 60.9± 32.1 in culprit lesions and 16.4 ± 21.1 and 44.3±16.1 in stable lesions (p<0.05; within the plaques, the mean number of lymphocytes was 24±40.8 in culprit lesions and 10.9±13.2 in stable ones (p=0.17. The mean percent area of adventitial fibrosis/cross-sectional area of the vessel was significantly lower in unstable plaques (p<0.001. The confocal images showed holes in the external elastic membrane. CONCLUSION: Unstable plaques exhibit chronic pan-arteritis, accompanied by enlargement, medial thinning, and less fibrosis than in stable lesions, which is compatible with vessel aneurysm. Adventitial inflammation may contribute significantly to atheroma instability.

  9. Pachymeningeal enhancement-a comprehensive review of literature.

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    Antony, Joyce; Hacking, Craig; Jeffree, Rosalind L

    2015-10-01

    Pachymeningeal enhancement, synonymous with dural enhancement, is a radiological feature best appreciated on a contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The vasculature of the dura mater is permeable, facilitating avid uptake of contrast agent and subsequent enhancement. Thin, discontinuous enhancement can be normal, seen in half the normal population. In patients complaining of postural headaches worse on sitting, gadolinium-enhanced MRI findings of diffuse pachymeningeal enhancement is highly suggestive of benign intracranial hypotension. In these cases, the process of pachymeningeal enhancement is explained by the Monro-Kellie doctrine as compensatory volume changes by vasocongestion and interstitial oedema of the dura mater due to decreased cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure. Focal and diffuse pachymeningeal enhancement can also be attributed to infectious or inflammatory, neoplastic and iatrogenic aetiologies. Correction of the underlying pathology often results in spontaneous resolution of the pachymeningeal enhancement. There have also been reports of pachymeningeal enhancement associated with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, temporal arteritis, baroreceptor reflex failure syndrome and arteriovenous fistulae. PMID:26264063

  10. Update on the evaluation of transient vision loss.

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    Pula, John H; Kwan, Katherine; Yuen, Carlen A; Kattah, Jorge C

    2016-01-01

    Transient vision loss may indicate underlying vascular disease, including carotid occlusion and thromboembolism, or it may have a more benign etiology, such as migraine or vasospasm. This review focuses on the differential diagnosis and workup of patients presenting with transient vision loss, focusing on several key areas: the relationship to thromboembolic vascular disease, hypercoagulable testing, retinal migraine, and bilateral vision loss. The objective is to provide the ophthalmologist with information on how to best manage these patients. Thromboembolic etiologies for transient vision loss are sometimes managed with medications, but when carotid surgery is indicated, earlier intervention may prevent future stroke. This need for early treatment places the ophthalmologist in the important role of expediting the management process. Hospital admission is recommended in patients presenting with transient symptoms within 72 hours who meet certain high-risk criteria. When the cause is giant cell arteritis, ocular ischemic syndrome, or a cardioembolic source, early management of the underlying condition is equally important. For nonthromboembolic causes of transient vision loss such as retinal migraine or retinal vasospasm, the ophthalmologist can provide reassurance as well as potentially give medications to decrease the frequency of vision loss episodes.

  11. Evaluation of a microsphere-based immunofluorescence assay for the determination of Immunoglobulin A concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid of dogs.

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    Roerig, A; Carlson, R; Tipold, A

    2013-02-01

    The simultaneous increase of immunoglobulin A (IgA) in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a characteristic finding in dogs suffering from canine steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA). The study aimed at developing and evaluating a microsphere-based immunofluorescence assay (MIA) for the measurement of IgA, trying to fulfill the need of a quicker method using only small volumes of CSF. Microsphere beads were coated with goat-anti-dog IgA antibodies and bound IgA was detected by a mouse-anti-dog IgA antibody in combination with a PE-labeled goat-anti-mouse IgG. CSF from 44 dogs were tested for IgA and compared with an in-house utilized ELISA. Using clinical relevant reference ranges, the new method showed a good agreement (84.17%) with the ELISA. A method comparison revealed a moderate agreement only. These findings indicate that the MIA will not replace the ELISA, but it opens the possibility for further research with microsphere-based assays. PMID:22858001

  12. Analysis of Oxidative Stress Enzymes and Structural and Functional Proteins on Human Aortic Tissue from Different Aortopathies

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    María Elena Soto

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The role of oxidative stress in different aortopathies is evaluated. Thirty-two tissue samples from 18 men and 14 women were divided into: 4 control (C subjects, 11 patients with systemic arterial hypertension (SAH, 4 with variants of Marfan’s syndrome (MV, 9 with Marfan’s syndrome (M, 2 with Turner’s syndrome, and 2 with Takayasu’s arteritis (TA. Aorta fragments were homogenized. Lipoperoxidation (LPO, copper-zinc and manganese superoxide dismutase (Mn and Cu-Zn-SOD, catalase (CAT, glutathione peroxidase (GPx, glutathione S-transferase (GST, endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS, nitrates and nitrites (NO3−/NO2−, and type IV collagen, and laminin were evaluated. There was an increase in Mn- and Cu-Zn-SOD activity in SAH, MV, M, and Turner’s syndrome. There was also an increase in CAT activity in M and Turner’ syndrome. GPx and GST activity decreased and LPO increased in all groups. eNOS was decreased in SAH, MV, and M and NO3−/NO2− were increased in SAH and TA. Type IV collagen was decreased in Turner’s syndrome and TA. Laminin γ-1 was decreased in MV and increased in M. In conclusion, similarities and differences in oxidative stress in the different aortopathies studied including pathologies with aneurysms were found with alterations in SOD, CAT, GPx, GST, and eNOS activity that modify subendothelial basement membrane proteins.

  13. 贵州省部分马病血清学调查%Serological Investigation of some Equine Diseases in Guzhou

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    冉隆仲; 洪尼宁

    2014-01-01

    [目的]调查贵州省马群马流感病毒、马疱疹病毒1/4型或马动脉炎病毒感染情况。[方法]用酶联免疫吸附试验(ELISA)对采自贵州省9个市(州)及第九届民运会参赛马匹的363份血清进行了A型流感病毒、马疱疹病毒1/4型、马动脉炎病毒和非洲马瘟病毒抗体检测。[结果]结果显示这四种病原的血清抗体群阳性率分别为79.49%(31/39)、7.69%(3/39)、43.59%(17/39)和0%(0/39),贵州本地役用马和赛马差异不显著(P>0.05);血清抗体个体阳性率分别57.85%(210/363)、1.38%(5/363)、11.29%(41/363)和0%(0/363),其中贵州本地役用马阳性率分别为38.16%(87/228)、4.39%(1/228)、8.33%(19/228)和0%(0/228),赛马阳性率分别为91.11%(123/135)、2.96%(4/135)、16.30%(22/135)和0%(0/135)。相比之下,A型流感病毒及马动脉炎病毒抗体阳性率存在差异(P<0.01或0.01<P<0.05),马疱疹病毒1/4型病毒抗体阳性率差异不显著(P>0.05)。[结论]调查表明贵州省部分马群存在不同程度的马流感病毒、马疱疹病毒1/4型或马动脉炎病毒感染。%Serological Investigation of Infections with Equine Infl uenza Virus,Equine Herpesvirus Type 1/4,Equine Arteritis Virus and African Horse Sickness Virus in Guizhou Province. 363 equine serum samples taken from 31 working and 8 racing horse herds in Guizhou Province were examined for antibodies against equine infl uenza virus(EIV), equine herpesvirus type 1/4(EHV-1/4),equine arteritis virus(EAV) and African horse sickness virus(AHSV) by enzyme-linked immunosorbert assay(ELISA).The results showed that the positive rates of the four pathogens in the sampled horses were 57.85%(210/363),1.38%(5/363),11.29%(41/363)and 0%(0/363)and the positive rates in herds were 79.49%(31/39),7.69 %(3/39),43.59%(17/39)and 0%(0/39)respectively.The local working horses were different from racing horses in the positive

  14. Biodiversity and springtime patterns of egg production and development for parasites of the Chisana Caribou herd, Yukon Territory, Canada

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    Bryanne Hoar

    2009-12-01

    ¬søkte artsammensetning, egg/oocysteproduksjon og parasittutvikling i et område sørvest i Yukon, Canada, der Chisana caribou’en holder til. Møkkprøver fra 50 voksne simler, holdt i en midlertidig inngjerding i det naturlige beiteområdet ved Bondary Lake, ble samlet og analysert i løpet av fem prøveperioder. Parasitter fra minst seks slekter ble funnet: materialet omfattet egg av Trichostrongylidae-arter (mest sannsynlig Ostertagia gruehneri og Teledorsagia boreoarcti¬cus, Marshallagia-art, Anaplocephalidae-bendelmark og Skrjabinema-art, oocyster av Eimeria-arter, og ryggpiggete førstestadiums Protostrongylidae-larver, bl.a. av Parelaphostrongylus andersoni. I ferske møkkprøver var prosentvis tilstedeværelse av Trichostrongylidae-egg nesten 100 % gjennom prøveperioden, men median intensitet (parasittmengde økte statistisk signifikant fra 8 til 34 egg per gram under kalvingens mest intense periode og avtok til 12 egg per gram to uker etter kalving. Møkk fra forsøkssimlene ble den 4. mai plassert i tre felt utenfor området der simlene ble holdt inngjerdet, og undersøkt hver tiende dag for å følge parasittutviklingen under naturlige betingelser. Det totale antall av egg + larver Trichostrongylidae i feltene forandret seg ikke; larvemengden økte samtidig som eggmengden avtok. Tilstedeværelsen av andre parasitter i feltene forble også konstant over tid. Vår studie er den første til å dokumentere parasittdiversiteten i Chisanavillreinen og å undersøke utviklingen og overlevelsen av egg og larver gjennom vår og tidlig sommer.

  15. Riolan动脉弓的MSCT血管成像表现%Imaging features of Riolan arch on MSCT angiography

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    逄利博; 廖伟; 高玉颖; 杨立

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate imaging manifestations of Riolan arch on MSCT angiography (MSCTA). Methods Six patients with Riolan arch were collected. Three males had hypertension atherosclerosis, while 3 females had suffered from Takayasu's arteritis. MSCTA was performed (with 16-slice CT scanner in 4 cases and 64-slice scanner in 2), and abdominal pathological changes of blood vessel were observed with VR, M1P and MPR. Results The calibers of Riolan arch of the 6 cases were 3. 5—10. 0 mm, with average of (6. 7 ± 0. 4) mm. Proximal occlusion of superior mesenteric artery (SMA) was found in 2 cases of abdominal aorta atherosclerotic lesions, while Riolan arch was detected between the distal part of SMA with inferior mesenteric artery (IMA). In one case of abdominal aorta atherosclerotic lesions accompanied by abdominal aortic aneurysm, Riolan arch and inosculation arch were found between SMA and IMA with celiac trunk. Proximal occlusion of IMA was noticed in one case, with IMA distal part formed Riolan arch connecting SMA. Among 3 cases with Takayasu arteritis, stenosis of SMA was showed in 2 cases, Riolan arch formed between SMA and IMA, while SMA, IMA formed inosculation arch with celiac trunk in 1 case. Conclusion MSCTA could show the structural information of Riolan arch between SMA and IMA. Circuitous and dilated arterial arch between SMA and IMA were the characteristics of Riolan arch. The appearance of Riolan arch prompted occlusions or stenosis of SMA or IMA, suggesting the compensatory alteration of intestinal canal blood supply.%目的 探讨MSCT血管成像(MSCTA) Riolan动脉弓的影像表现.方法 收集6例Riolan动脉弓病变患者,3例男性患者为高血压动脉粥样硬化性疾病,3例女性患者均为多发性大动脉炎.采用16层(4例)、64层(2层)螺旋CT扫描行腹部CTA检查,对病变血管行VR、MIP和MPR重建.结果 6例Riolan动脉弓血管直径为3.5~10.0 mm,平均(6.7±0.4)mm.3例腹主动脉粥样硬化性病变中,肠

  16. 慢性肝病患者CT血流灌注与肝纤维化血清指标相关性探讨%Evaluation of CT perfusion to liver fibrosis and cirrhosis and the correlation with serum indicator

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    张晓莹; 姜诗路; 许晓岚; 徐凤娣; 郑海宁

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨肝脏纤维化及早期肝硬化患者CT血流灌注参数与肝纤维化血清指标的相关性.方法:使用GE64层螺旋CT灌注技术计算40例经病理证实不同分期肝纤维化患者及10例正常对照人群肝血流量(blood flow,BF)、肝血容积(blood volume,BV)、肝动脉血流(hepatic arteral fraction,HAF)、平均通过时间(mean transit time,MTT)、表面通透性(permeability surface,PS)等血流动力学参数,同时检测肝纤维化血清学指标:血清Ⅲ型胶原(typeⅢ,procollagen peptide)、透明质酸(hyaluronic,HA)、层粘蛋白(laminin,LN)、Ⅳ型胶原(collagen,CIV),并与病理结果对照.结果:自肝炎到早期肝硬化阶段,S0,S2,S4期的HAF呈升高趋势,BV和BF都升高,MTT缩短,PS降低,在不同时期BV、BF、HAF和MTT的差异有统计学意义.血清学指标HA、LN、胶原Ⅳ、胶原Ⅲ及CT灌注指标BV、BF、MTT、PS、HAF之间,除HA与MTT、PS与LN,MTT与Ⅳ型胶原呈负相关,其余各指标间均呈正相关.结论:肝脏血流动力学微循环变化反映了肝纤维化及早期肝硬化的病理过程.%Objective: To evaluate the correlation of hepatic perfusion with multi-slice spiral CT and several serum markers in the diagnosis of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. Methods: CT perfusion parameters of blood flow (BF). blood volume ( BV) . hepatic arteral fraction ( HAF) . mean transit time ( MTT) , permeability surface ( PS) along with the serum fibrosis markers: procollagen peptide (typeⅢ), hyaluronic( HA) , laminin (LN) , Ⅳ collagen were achieved and compared in different groups proved by pathology. Results : CT pcrfusion parameters had significant differences in control and different fibrosis groups. BV. BF and HAF were increasing while MTT shorten and PS decrease with fibrosic degree. HA was inverse correlation with MTT and PS with LN, MTT with collagen Ⅳ. other perfusion paramerers were direct correlation with serum indicators. Conclusion: CT perfusion parameters can

  17. Breast Gangrene

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    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Breast gangrene is rare in surgical practice. Gangrene of breast can be idiopathic or secondary to some causative factor. Antibiotics and debridement are used for management. Acute inflammatory infiltrate, severe necrosis of breast tissue, necrotizing arteritis, and venous thrombosis is observed on histopathology. The aim of was to study patients who had breast gangrene. Methods A prospective study of 10 patients who had breast gangrene over a period of 6 years were analyzed Results All the patients in the study group were female. Total of 10 patients were encountered who had breast gangrene. Six patients presented with breast gangrene on the right breast whereas four had on left breast. Out of 10 patients, three had breast abscess after teeth bite followed by gangrene, one had iatrogenic trauma by needle aspiration of erythematous area of breast under septic conditions. Four had history of application of belladonna on cutaneous breast abscess and had then gangrene. All were lactating female. Amongst the rest two were elderly, one of which was a diabetic who had gangrene of breast and had no application of belladonna. All except one had debridement under cover of broad spectrum antibiotics. Three patients had grafting to cover the raw area. Conclusion Breast gangrene occurs rarely. Etiology is variable and mutifactorial. Teeth bite while lactation and the iatrogenic trauma by needle aspiration of breast abscess under unsterlised conditions could be causative. Uncontrolled diabetes can be one more causative factor for the breast gangrene. Belladonna application as a topical agent could be inciting factor. Sometimes gangrene of breast can be idiopathic. Treatment is antibiotics and debridement.

  18. Serosurveillance of infectious agents in equines of the Central Valley of Costa Rica

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    D. Jiménez

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Blood samples from 181 equines from the Central Valley of Costa Rica were collected in the year 2012 to determine the presence of antibodies against selected infectious agents in horses and to determine the risk factors associated with these agents. The presence of antibodies against Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (EIAV, Equine Herpes Virus 1 and 4 (EHV-1 and EHV-4, West Nile Virus (WNV, Influenza A Virus (IAV, Equine Viral Arteritis Virus (EVAV, Babesia caballi, Theileria equi, Neospora caninum and Chlamydia abortus was determined using commercial assays, and risk factors associated with seropositivity to the different infectious agents was established. The most seroprevalent agent detected was EHV-4 (96.7%, followed by WNV (44.2%, and IAV (41.8%. Horses >3 years, used for work or sports, and with access to pastures, had significantly increased probability to be seropositive to WNV, whereas horses used for breeding and recreational purposes, being stabled, and without access to pastures, had significantly greater probability to be seropositive to IAV. Seroprevalence to B. caballi (19.9% was lower than to T. equi (38.1%. For B. caballi, access to pastures was determined as a risk factor, whereas being older than 3 years was established as a risk factor for T. equi. Low seroprevalences were determined for EHV-1 (5.0%, EVAV (5.0%, C. abortus (4.8%, and N. caninum (4.4%. Mares having history of abortion were more likely to be seropositive to EHV-1, whereas horses >3 years, used for work and sports, and mares having multiple parturitions, were more likely to be seropositive to N. caninum. None of the horses were seropositive to EIAV. Earlier, only diseases caused by EIAV, WNV and piroplasmosis were reported in Costa Rica. The present study however, determined the presence of carriers for EHV-1, EHV-4, and EIAV.

  19. Radiological findings of dissecting aneurysm -a correlative study of CT with angiography-

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    This study comprised 16 patients with aortic dissecting aneurysm who were admitted to Seoul National University Hospital from May 1984 to January 1987. CT findings in 16 cases of aortic dissecting aneurysm were correlated with angiographic findings retrospectively. The results were analysed. 1. Number of male was 11 and that of female was 5. Male patients in fifties were most common and 4 in number. 13 patients had hypertension or history of hypertension among 14 patients. There were one case of Marfan's syndrome, preeclampsia and Takayasu's arteritis respectively. 2. There were 5 cases of DeBakey type I, 1 case of type II and 9 cases of types III dissecting aneurysm. Type III was most common. 3. CT confirmed as superior vena cava which was not identified whether it was superior vena cava or unopacified false lumen by angiography in one case. Regarding distal extent, authors defined A whose extent was proximal to diaphragm and B beyond it for convenience sake. There was one false negative case in CT among 16 cases which was diagnosed as dissecting aneurysm type IIIB by angiography and confirmed as type III surgically. One case was diagnosed as type IB by CT and as type IIIB by angiography and confirmed as type I surgically. Extent was more accurate in CT than angiography. One case was diagnosed as type II by CT but misdiagnosed as right atrial tumor by angiography. 4. Diagnostic sensitivities of CT and angiography in this study were 94% (15/16) respectively. CT was more advantageous in hemothorax, hemopericardium, hemomediastinum, unopacified false lumen, aortic wall calcification and getting information about mediastinum. In angiography aortic regurgitation and tear site and involvement of abdominal vessels could be observed

  20. Fever of unknown origin caused by adult juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: the diagnostic significance of double quotidian fevers and elevated serum ferritin levels.

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    Cunha, Burke A

    2004-01-01

    Fever of unknown origin (FUO) in adults is a commonly encountered clinical problem. Treatable causes of FUO in the adult should be the primary focus of the diagnostic workup. Neoplasms have replaced infectious diseases as being the most common cause of FUO in adults, and collagen vascular diseases are now relatively rare. The most important collagen vascular diseases presenting as an FUO include Takayasu's arteritis, Kikuchi's disease, polymyalgia rheumatica, and adult juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) (adult Still's disease). There are no specific diagnostic tests for these disorders, which commonly present as prolonged fevers that are not easily diagnosed (i.e., FUO). Adult JRA is a rare but important cause of FUO in adults. Typically, patients with adult Still's disease present with liver/spleen involvement, posi-articular arthritis, ocular involvement, and evanescent salmon-colored truncal rash. An important diagnostic finding in adult JRA is the presence of a double quotidian fever, which occurs in few other disorders. Only visceral leishmaniasis and adult JRA are causes of FUO in adults associated with double quotidian fevers. Highly elevated serum ferritin levels are the most important nonspecific diagnostic finding associated with adult JRA. We present a case of FUO caused by adult JRA presenting with diffuse polyarticular migrating arthritis, evanescent rash, and splenomegaly. The diagnosis of adult JRA was suggested by these findings in association with a double quotidian fever and a highly elevated serum ferritin level. Clinicians should appreciate the diagnostic significance of fever patterns and the diagnostic significance of elevated serum ferritin levels in patients with FUO.

  1. Asymmetric severity of diabetic retinopathy in Waardenburg syndrome: response to authors

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Aditi Gupta, Rajiv Raman, Tarun SharmaShri Bhagwan Mahavir Department of Vitreoretinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, IndiaWe read with great interest the recent article by Kashima et al,1 in which the authors report a case of asymmetric severity of diabetic retinopathy in Waardenburg syndrome. We want to highlight some concerns regarding this report. Previous reports have described many systemic and local factors associated with the development of asymmetric diabetic retinopathy.2,3 These include myopia ≥5 D, anisometropia >1 D, amblyopia, unilateral elevated intraocular pressure, complete posterior vitreous detachment, unilateral carotid artery stenosis, ocular ischemic syndrome, and chorioretinal scarring.2,3 In any suspected case of asymmetric diabetic retinopathy, it is prudent to rule out the abovementioned factors first. In the present case, although the authors clearly mention the absence of internal carotid and ophthalmic artery obstruction on magnetic resonance angiography, it would have been more informative if the authors had also provided the refractive error, intraocular pressure, and posterior vitreous detachment status of both the eyes.Likewise, it would have been useful to note the arm-retina time and retinal arteriovenous filling time in both the eyes on fundus fluorescein angiography, which is usually used to diagnose ocular ischemic syndrome by monitoring extension of the retinal circulation time, including time of blood circulation from the arm to the retina and the retinal arteriovenous filling time.4,5 The mere absence of internal carotid obstruction on magnetic resonance angiography cannot rule out the presence of ocular ischemic syndrome because, rarely, ocular ischemic syndrome can also occur secondary to other causes, such as arteritis.6,7 Comparing the arm-retina time and retinal arteriovenous filling time on fundus fluorescein angiography in both the eyes would be more helpful to rule out ocular

  2. Viral Encephalitis Pediatric Patient with Secondary Hypertension:A Case Report and Literature Review%儿童病毒性脑炎合并继发性高血压一例报道及文献复习

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    闻卓岩

    2014-01-01

    Viral encephalitis is a kind of common pediatric infectious disease of the central nervous system , the clinical manifestations include headache , convulsion , coma and other symptoms , mortality and morbidity are high.Prevalence of pediat-ric secondary hypertension increased gradually in recent years , which is due to kidney disease.The children in this case has sec-ondary hypertension induced by Takayasu arteritis and renal artery malformation.The case was asymptomatic , secondary hyperten-sion was not found until severe viral encephalitis was diagnosed , which is uncommon in clinical practice.This article provided a brief introduction of the course of this case , in order to provide a reference for the doctors of primary hospital.%病毒性脑炎是小儿常见中枢神经系统感染性疾病,可表现为头痛、惊厥、昏迷等症状,病死率及致残率均较高。儿童继发性高血压近年来也逐年增多,以肾脏疾病多见。本例患儿为多发性大动脉炎及肾动脉畸形所致继发性高血压。既往无症状未发现,在合并重度病毒性脑炎时才发现,在临床中较少见。本文简要介绍此例患儿发病过程,为基层医院医生提供借鉴。

  3. Salmonelosis no tifoidea y su transmisión a través de alimentos de origen aviar.

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    Catalina Uribe

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available La infección de origen alimentario por Salmonella spp., es una de las causas más importantes de gastroenteritis en seres humanos. Los principales reservorios de estos microorganismos son animales portadores asintomáticos y las fuentes de infección más frecuente son los alimentos o los productos derivados de estos. El aumento de la incidencia de Salmonella spp., es de gran impacto tanto en salud pública como en salud animal y se ha relacionado con un incremento de la diseminación de los microorganismos a través de las cadenas productivas animales (bovinos, cerdos, pollos asaderos y en especial gallinas ponedoras. En la presente revisión se busca realizar una compilación sistemática de información referida a la gastroenteritis y otras manifestaciones causadas por serovariedades no tíficas de Salmonella spp., con énfasis en la importancia de los alimentos de origen aviar en su transmisión. Las canales de aves frecuentemente pueden estar infectadas con el microorganismo; los huevos se pueden contaminar por transmisión vertical (transovárica, durante la postura o durante la manipulación o el almacenamiento. La infección en el hombre se adquiere por consumo de pollo, huevo crudo o parcialmente cocido, o alimentos preparados con éstos. El cuadro clínico de la salmonelosis no tífica (gastroenteritis o enterocolitis puede incluir diarrea, cefalalgia, dolor abdominal, náusea, vómito, fiebre y deshidratación especialmente en niños y ancianos. Las serovariedades no tíficas de Salmonella spp., pueden causar septicemia, estado portador o infecciones como meningitis, artritis, osteomielitis, colangitis, neumonía, arteritis, endocarditis o infecciones del aparato urinario.

  4. Salmonelosis no tifoidea y su transmisión a través de alimentos de origen aviar

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    Martha Cecilia Suárez

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available La infección de origen alimentario por Salmonella spp., es una de las causas más importantes de gastroenteritis en seres humanos. Los principales reservorios de estos microorganismos son animales portadores asintomáticos y las fuentes de infección más frecuente son los alimentos o los productos derivados de estos. El aumento de la incidencia de Salmonella spp., es de gran impacto tanto en salud pública como en salud animal y se ha relacionado con un incremento de la diseminación de los microorganismos a través de las cadenas productivas animales (bovinos, cerdos, pollos asaderos y en especial gallinas ponedoras. En la presente revisión se busca realizar una compilación sistemática de información referida a la gastroenteritis y otras manifestaciones causadas por serovariedades no tíficas de Salmonella spp., con énfasis en la importancia de los alimentos de origen aviar en su transmisión. Las canales de aves frecuentemente pueden estar infectadas con el microorganismo; los huevos se pueden contaminar por transmisión vertical (transovárica, durante la postura o durante la manipulación o el almacenamiento. La infección en el hombre se adquiere por consumo de pollo, huevo crudo o parcialmente cocido, o alimentos preparados con éstos. El cuadro clínico de la salmonelosis no tífica (gastroenteritis o enterocolitis puede incluir diarrea, cefalalgia, dolor abdominal, náusea, vómito, fiebre y deshidratación especialmente en niños y ancianos. Las serovariedades no tíficas de Salmonella spp., pueden causar septicemia, estado portador o infecciones como meningitis, artritis, osteomielitis, colangitis, neumonía, arteritis, endocarditis o infecciones del aparato urinario.

  5. [Headache].

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    Godin, O

    1976-01-01

    Headache is an alarm symptom, whether there is an organic disease (lesional headache) or a perturbation of one of the various functions of the head (functional headache). Lesional headaches follow a sinusitis or an arthrosis, or accompany a "temporal arteritis of Horton". Functional headaches include several varieties. 1. Trigemellar neuralgia. 2. Vascular algia originating from the basal arteries, the large cerebral venous sinuses or the branches of the external carotid. Among these are: a) headaches due to a dilatation of the internal wall, causing "Horton headache", migrain-like psychosomatic migraine and hormonal migraines (premenstrual, menstrual, menopausal or linked to the use of contraceptive pills); b) headaches caused by an angiospasm of the arteriole, which is the case in exposure to the cold, in traumatic headaches (malfunction of temporomandibular articulation, dry alveolitis), in psychosomatic angiospastic algias and in ethmoidal artery algias previously described by the author in 1949 (Godin's disease). 3. Headaches due to psychic hypertension. 4. Postconcussional psychogenic headaches. 5. Neurotic headaches. The author gives a detailed description of the subjective symptoms in each case, including localisation, form, intensity, duration course and associated phenomenons. This facilitates greatly the differential diagnosis and the choice of complementary examinations. Necessary biological investigations should be performed (e.g. hormonal balance). One should however avoid to increase the number of complementary examinations which would only delay treatment and would expose patients to somatisation. Furthermore, in each case drug treatment, periarterial infiltration technics of the temporal, internal frontal, facial, mastoid and occipital arteries are described. The necessity of questioning the patient at length and to listen to him to enable him to verbalise conscious conflicts is emphasized. A serious medicopsychological examination and a relaxation

  6. Antiviral activity of carbohydrate-binding agents against Nidovirales in cell culture.

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    van der Meer, F J U M; de Haan, C A M; Schuurman, N M P; Haijema, B J; Peumans, W J; Van Damme, E J M; Delputte, P L; Balzarini, J; Egberink, H F

    2007-10-01

    Coronaviruses are important human and animal pathogens, the relevance of which increased due to the emergence of new human coronaviruses like SARS-CoV, HKU1 and NL63. Together with toroviruses, arteriviruses, and roniviruses the coronaviruses belong to the order Nidovirales. So far antivirals are hardly available to combat infections with viruses of this order. Therefore, various antiviral strategies to counter nidoviral infections are under evaluation. Lectins, which bind to N-linked oligosaccharide elements of enveloped viruses, can be considered as a conceptionally new class of virus inhibitors. These agents were recently evaluated for their antiviral activity towards a variety of enveloped viruses and were shown in most cases to inhibit virus infection at low concentrations. However, limited knowledge is available for their efficacy towards nidoviruses. In this article the application of the plant lectins Hippeastrum hybrid agglutinin (HHA), Galanthus nivalis agglutinin (GNA), Cymbidium sp. agglutinin (CA) and Urtica dioica agglutinin (UDA) as well as non-plant derived pradimicin-A (PRM-A) and cyanovirin-N (CV-N) as potential antiviral agents was evaluated. Three antiviral tests were compared based on different evaluation principles: cell viability (MTT-based colorimetric assay), number of infected cells (immunoperoxidase assay) and amount of viral protein expression (luciferase-based assay). The presence of carbohydrate-binding agents strongly inhibited coronaviruses (transmissible gastroenteritis virus, infectious bronchitis virus, feline coronaviruses serotypes I and II, mouse hepatitis virus), arteriviruses (equine arteritis virus and porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus) and torovirus (equine Berne virus). Remarkably, serotype II feline coronaviruses and arteriviruses were not inhibited by PRM-A, in contrast to the other viruses tested.

  7. Chronic graft-versus-host disease in the rat radiation chimera: I. clinical features, hematology, histology, and immunopathology in long-term chimeras

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    Beschorner, W.E.; Tutschka, P.J.; Santos, G.W.

    1982-04-01

    The clinical features, pathology, and immunopathology of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) developing in the long-term rat radiation chimera are described. At 6 to 12 months post-transplant, the previously stable ACI/LEW chimeras developed patchy to diffuse severe hair loss and thickened skin folds, and had microscopic features resembling scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, and chronic hepatitis. Skin histology showed dermal inflammation and acanthosis with atrophy of the appendages, with progression to dermal sclerosis. The liver revealed chronic hepatitis with bile duct injury and proliferation and periportal piecemeal necrosis. The tongue had considerable submucosal inflammation, muscular necrosis, and atrophy and arteritis. The serous salivary glands, lacrimal glands, and bronchi had lymphocytic inflammation and injury to duct, acinar, and mucosal columnar epithelium. The thymus had lymphocyte depletion of the medulla with prominent epithelium. The spleen and lymph nodes had poorly developed germinal centers but increased numbers of plasma cells. IgM was observed along the basement membrane and around the basal cells of the skin and tongue and along the basement membrane of the bile ducts. IgM was present also in the arteries of the tongue. Immunoglobulins eluted from the skin, cross-reacted with the bile duct epithelium and usually with both ACI and Lewis skin. Increased titers of speckled antinuclear antibodies were present in the serum of rats with chronic (GVHD). Chronic GVHD in the long-term rat radiation chimera is very similar to human chronic GVHD and is a potentially excellent model for autoimmune disorders including scleroderma, Sjorgren's syndrome, and chronic hepatitis.

  8. Oscular system changes and functional state of endothelium in systemic vasculitides

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    N P Shilkina

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To assess by noninvasive methods degree, character and relationship of structural and functional endothelium state disturbances in different regions of vascular bed in systemic vasculitides. Material and methods. 65 pts with systemic vasculitides were examined: 20 with hemorrhagic vasculitis (HV, 20 — with thromboangitis obliterans (TO, 10 — with polyarteritis nodosa (PN, 15 — with Takayasu arteritis (ТА. 30 conditionally healthy persons were included in the control group. Carotid angioscanning with intima-media complex thickness (IMT measurement and functional tests on brachial artery under sonographic control using SONOS-1500 apparatus with assessment of endothelium-dependent and endothelium- independent vasodilatation were performed. Intracutaneous blood flow was examined by laser Doppler flowmetry with functional tests using LAKK-01 apparatus. Results. Examination of common carotid arteries showed significant increase of IMP in pts with PN and ТА. Pts with HV and TO did not differ from control. Endothelium-dependent vasodilatation was decreased in all groups of pts. The most prominent changes were revealed in ТА and TO. Response to nitroglycerine was normal only in pts with TO. In other groups it was decreased. Endothelium sensitivity to reactive hyperemia was decreased. Hyperemic type of microcirculation prevailed in groups with systemic vasculitides but in HV group microcirculation was mainly normal. Capillary blood flow reserve was significantly lower in PN and TO. Correlation relationship was revealed between main IMP, brachial artery reactivity measures and skin microcirculation. Conclusion. Structural and functional endothelium state disturbances of different regions of vascular bed revealed in systemic vasculitides are interconnected what proves their participation in endothelium damage in these diseases.

  9. 贵州矮马和西南马3种病毒性疫病的血清学分析%Serological Analysis of Three Viral Epidemic Diseases in Guizhou Pony and Southwest Horse

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    薛艳; 邓显佑; 王嘉福; 冉雪琴; 田松军; 魏小红

    2016-01-01

    为探明2012-2013年贵州省紫云县马匹大量死亡的病因,为其科学防治提供参考,采用酶联免疫吸附试验(enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay,ELISA)方法对当地养殖的贵州矮马、西南马进行马传染性贫血病毒(Equine Infectious Anemia virus,EIAV)、马动脉炎病毒(Equine arteritis virus,EAV)和马疱疹病毒Ⅰ型(Equine herpesvirus type-1,EHV-1)3种病毒的抗体水平检测,并与伊犁马进行比较.结果表明:3个马群中均未检测到EIAV抗体,EHV-1抗体阳性率达98.15%~100%;与伊犁马相比,贵州矮马和西南马EAV抗体的阳性率较高,分别为48.15%和19.35%,并与2个马群的血液理化指标存在一定相关性.紫云县贵州矮马和西南马存在较高比例的EAV感染,马驹和虚弱马匹感染EAV后死亡率较高,因此推测EAV可能是导致马匹死亡的原因之一.

  10. Pulmonary Involvement in Rheumatic Diseases: HRCT Findings

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    Serhat Avcu

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Systemic rheumatic disease (SRD may affect all the components of the pulmonary system. This study was designed to investigate the frequency and pattern of pulmonary involvement of systemic collagen tissue diseases. Material and Methods: A total of 128 patients -44 with rheumatoid arthritis (RA, 8 with giant cell arteritis, 14 with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, 8 with juvenile chronic arthritis, 24 with ankylosing spondylitis (AS, 6 with scleroderma, 12 with Behcet’s disease, 4 with mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD, 4 with polymyositis and 4 with dermatomyositis- who had presented to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Rheumatology between January 2007 and December 2008 were included in the study. All the ptients were informed about the study in detail and all gave written consent before enrollment. HRCT was performed in all patients. Results: Pulmonary involvement was detected in 21 patients with RA (48%, in 8 patients withcSLE (57%, in 16 patients with AS (67%, in 4 patients with scleroderma (67%, and in 4 patients with MCTD (50%. No pulmonary involvement was observed in patients with Behçet’s disease, polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Conclusions: Our results suggest that patients with SRD may present with pulmonary involvement in varying degrees. Pulmonary symptoms may be underdiagnosed due to limited capacity of exercise secondary to musculoskeletal involvement. Therefore, a routine pulmonary X-ray should be performed in the process of the diagnosis and prior to treatment, even in the lack of complaints suggesting pulmonary involvement. Further investigations including HRCT should be performed if needed. 

  11. Radiological findings of dissecting aneurysm -a correlative study of CT with angiography-

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    Bae, Tae Yeong; Park, Jae Hyung; Kim, Seung Hyup; Han, Man Chung [College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1987-06-15

    This study comprised 16 patients with aortic dissecting aneurysm who were admitted to Seoul National University Hospital from May 1984 to January 1987. CT findings in 16 cases of aortic dissecting aneurysm were correlated with angiographic findings retrospectively. The results were analysed. 1. Number of male was 11 and that of female was 5. Male patients in fifties were most common and 4 in number. 13 patients had hypertension or history of hypertension among 14 patients. There were one case of Marfan's syndrome, preeclampsia and Takayasu's arteritis respectively. 2. There were 5 cases of DeBakey type I, 1 case of type II and 9 cases of types III dissecting aneurysm. Type III was most common. 3. CT confirmed as superior vena cava which was not identified whether it was superior vena cava or unopacified false lumen by angiography in one case. Regarding distal extent, authors defined A whose extent was proximal to diaphragm and B beyond it for convenience sake. There was one false negative case in CT among 16 cases which was diagnosed as dissecting aneurysm type IIIB by angiography and confirmed as type III surgically. One case was diagnosed as type IB by CT and as type IIIB by angiography and confirmed as type I surgically. Extent was more accurate in CT than angiography. One case was diagnosed as type II by CT but misdiagnosed as right atrial tumor by angiography. 4. Diagnostic sensitivities of CT and angiography in this study were 94% (15/16) respectively. CT was more advantageous in hemothorax, hemopericardium, hemomediastinum, unopacified false lumen, aortic wall calcification and getting information about mediastinum. In angiography aortic regurgitation and tear site and involvement of abdominal vessels could be observed.

  12. Imaging of systemic vasculitis in childhood

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    Soliman, Magdy [The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Medical Imaging, Toronto, ON (Canada); Cairo University, Department of Medical Imaging, Cairo (Egypt); Laxer, Ronald; Yeung, Rae [The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Rheumatology, Toronto, ON (Canada); Manson, David; Doria, Andrea S. [The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Medical Imaging, Toronto, ON (Canada)

    2015-08-15

    The term ''systemic vasculitis'' encompasses a diverse set of diseases linked by the presence of blood-vessel inflammation that are often associated with critical complications. These diseases are uncommon in childhood and are frequently subjected to a delayed diagnosis. Although the diagnosis and treatment may be similar for adult and childhood systemic vasculitides, the prevalence and classification vary according to the age group under investigation. For example, Kawasaki disease affects children while it is rarely encountered in adults. In 2006, the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) proposed a classification system for childhood vasculitis adopting the system devised in the Chapel Hill Consensus Conference in 1993, which categorizes vasculitides according to the predominant size of the involved blood vessels into small, medium and large vessel diseases. Currently, medical imaging has a pivotal role in the diagnosis of vasculitis given recent developments in the imaging of blood vessels. For example, early diagnosis of coronary artery aneurysms, a serious complication of Kawasaki disease, is now possible by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT); positron emission tomography/CT (PET/CT) helps to assess active vascular inflammation in Takayasu arteritis. Our review offers a unique approach using the integration of the proposed classification criteria for common systemic childhood vasculitides with their most frequent imaging findings, along with differential diagnoses and an algorithm for diagnosis based on common findings. It should help radiologists and clinicians reach an early diagnosis, therefore facilitating the ultimate goal of proper management of affected children. (orig.)

  13. Biogenesis and architecture of arterivirus replication organelles.

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    van der Hoeven, Barbara; Oudshoorn, Diede; Koster, Abraham J; Snijder, Eric J; Kikkert, Marjolein; Bárcena, Montserrat

    2016-07-15

    All eukaryotic positive-stranded RNA (+RNA) viruses appropriate host cell membranes and transform them into replication organelles, specialized micro-environments that are thought to support viral RNA synthesis. Arteriviruses (order Nidovirales) belong to the subset of +RNA viruses that induce double-membrane vesicles (DMVs), similar to the structures induced by e.g. coronaviruses, picornaviruses and hepatitis C virus. In the last years, electron tomography has revealed substantial differences between the structures induced by these different virus groups. Arterivirus-induced DMVs appear to be closed compartments that are continuous with endoplasmic reticulum membranes, thus forming an extensive reticulovesicular network (RVN) of intriguing complexity. This RVN is remarkably similar to that described for the distantly related coronaviruses (also order Nidovirales) and sets them apart from other DMV-inducing viruses analysed to date. We review here the current knowledge and open questions on arterivirus replication organelles and discuss them in the light of the latest studies on other DMV-inducing viruses, particularly coronaviruses. Using the equine arteritis virus (EAV) model system and electron tomography, we present new data regarding the biogenesis of arterivirus-induced DMVs and uncover numerous putative intermediates in DMV formation. We generated cell lines that can be induced to express specific EAV replicase proteins and showed that DMVs induced by the transmembrane proteins nsp2 and nsp3 form an RVN and are comparable in topology and architecture to those formed during viral infection. Co-expression of the third EAV transmembrane protein (nsp5), expressed as part of a self-cleaving polypeptide that mimics viral polyprotein processing in infected cells, led to the formation of DMVs whose size was more homogenous and closer to what is observed upon EAV infection, suggesting a regulatory role for nsp5 in modulating membrane curvature and DMV formation. PMID

  14. Priority-setting tools for rheumatology disease referrals: a review of the literature.

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    De Coster, Carolyn; Fitzgerald, Avril; Cepoiu, Monica

    2008-11-01

    As part of a larger body of work to develop a rheumatology priority referral score, a literature review was conducted. The objective of the literature review was to identify preexisting priority-setting, triage, and referral tools/scales developed to guide referrals from primary care to specialist care/consultation usually provided by a rheumatologist. Using a combination of database, citation, Internet, and hand-searching, 20 papers were identified that related to referral prioritization in three areas: rheumatoid arthritis (RA; 5), musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases other than RA (3), and MSK diseases in general (12). No single set of priority-setting criteria was identified for rheumatologic disorders across the spectrum of patients who may be referred from primary care providers (PCPs) to rheumatologists. There appears to be more congruence on conditions at either end of the urgency spectrum with conditions such as suspected cranial arteritis or systemic vasculitis deemed to be emergency referrals and fibromyalgia and other soft-tissue syndromes deemed to be more routine referrals. Between these two extremes, there is a divergence of opinion about urgency and few papers on the issue. The exception to this is referral for early RA for which several criteria have been established. Despite the inherent complexities in developing a tool to prioritize patients referred by PCPs to rheumatologists, there are compelling reasons to proceed. With the aging of the population, the number of patients being referred to rheumatologists is expected to increase. With pharmaceutical advances, there are demonstrable benefits in early referral for some conditions. These trends have led to increased pressure on scarce rheumatological human resources. A tool to prioritize referrals is a critical component of improving access and the referral process.

  15. Management and Prevention of Herpes Zoster Ocular Disease.

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    Cohen, Elisabeth J

    2015-10-01

    Herpes zoster (HZ) is caused by reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus (VZV) in people who have had chicken pox, usually resulting in a painful, unilateral, dermatomal, vesicular rash. Herpes zoster ophthalmicus occurs when the first division of cranial nerve V is involved. HZ is common, with approximately 1 million new cases per year in the United States, and occurs in 1 in 3 persons. Although the rate of HZ increases with age, over half of all cases occur under the age of 60 years. Complications of herpes zoster ophthalmicus include eye disease, postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), and strokes. VZV has also been found in temporal arteritis biopsies. There is growing evidence that HZ is followed by chronic active VZV infection contributing to these complications. In view of this, and the efficacy of suppressive antiviral treatment in reducing recurrent herpes simplex keratitis, a randomized controlled trial of suppressive valacyclovir to reduce new or worsening anterior segment disease and/or PHN is needed. The zoster vaccine (ZV) is safe and effective in reducing the burden of illness, severity of PHN, and incidence of HZ. It is Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended for persons aged 60 years and above without impaired cellular immunity, and Food and Drug Administration approved for those aged 50 and older. It is most effective in preventing HZ in recipients in their 50s. Because of underusage of the ZV, it has not impacted the epidemiology of the disease. Barriers to its use include cost, variable reimbursement, frozen storage, and lack of a strong recommendation by doctors. PMID:26114827

  16. Chronic graft-versus-host disease in the rat radiation chimera: I. clinical features, hematology, histology, and immunopathology in long-term chimeras

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    The clinical features, pathology, and immunopathology of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) developing in the long-term rat radiation chimera are described. At 6 to 12 months post-transplant, the previously stable ACI/LEW chimeras developed patchy to diffuse severe hair loss and thickened skin folds, and had microscopic features resembling scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, and chronic hepatitis. Skin histology showed dermal inflammation and acanthosis with atrophy of the appendages, with progression to dermal sclerosis. The liver revealed chronic hepatitis with bile duct injury and proliferation and periportal piecemeal necrosis. The tongue had considerable submucosal inflammation, muscular necrosis, and atrophy and arteritis. The serous salivary glands, lacrimal glands, and bronchi had lymphocytic inflammation and injury to duct, acinar, and mucosal columnar epithelium. The thymus had lymphocyte depletion of the medulla with prominent epithelium. The spleen and lymph nodes had poorly developed germinal centers but increased numbers of plasma cells. IgM was observed along the basement membrane and around the basal cells of the skin and tongue and along the basement membrane of the bile ducts. IgM was present also in the arteries of the tongue. Immunoglobulins eluted from the skin, cross-reacted with the bile duct epithelium and usually with both ACI and Lewis skin. Increased titers of speckled antinuclear antibodies were present in the serum of rats with chronic (GVHD). Chronic GVHD in the long-term rat radiation chimera is very similar to human chronic GVHD and is a potentially excellent model for autoimmune disorders including scleroderma, Sjorgren's syndrome, and chronic hepatitis

  17. Heterogeneity of Human Research Ethics Committees and Research Governance Offices across Australia: An observational study

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    Elisabeth De Smit

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Background Conducting ethically grounded research is a fundamental facet of all investigations. Nevertheless, the administrative burdens of current ethics review are substantial, and calls have been made for a reduction in research waste. Aims To describe the heterogeneity in administration and documentation required by Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs and Research Governance Offices (RGOs across Australia. Methods In establishing a nationwide study to investigate the molecular aetiology of Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA, for which archived pathological specimens from around Australia are being recruited, we identified variation across separate HREC and RGO requirements. Submission paperwork and correspondence from each collaborating site and its representative office for research were reviewed. This data was interrogated to evaluate differences in current guidelines. Results Twenty-five pathology departments across seven Australian States collaborated in this study. All states, except Victoria, employed a single ethics review model. There was discrepancy amongst HRECs as to which application process applied to our study: seven requested completion of a “National Ethics Application Form” and three a “Low Negligible Risk” form. Noticeable differences in guidelines included whether electronic submission was sufficient. There was variability in the total number of documents submitted (range five to 22 and panel review turnaround time (range nine to 136 days. Conclusion We demonstrate the challenges and illustrate the heavy workload involved in receiving widespread ethics and governance approval across Australia. We highlight the need to simplify, homogenise, and nationalise human ethics for non-clinical trial studies. Reducing unnecessary administration will enable investigators to achieve research aims more efficiently

  18. [An infected partially thrombosed giant aneurysm of the azygos anterior cerebral artery].

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    Mishima, K; Watanabe, T; Sasaki, T; Saito, I; Takakura, K

    1990-05-01

    The authors report a case of partially thrombosed giant aneurysm which was secondarily infected with purulent meningitis. The relationship between the infection of the aneurysm, the rapid growth of the aneurysm and the development of severe cerebral edema was discussed. A 53 year-old man was admitted on September 1, 1986, with a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis. On his admission, his body temperature was 39 degrees C, and he showed mental confusion but no neurological deficits. Laboratory data revealed signs of infection in white blood cell count, CRP, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Computerized tomographic (CT) scan and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed a massive round mass with perifocal edema measuring 40mm in the maximum diameter in the left paramedian frontal region. T1 weighted MR image also showed the presence of pus accumulation in the left ventricle. Cerebral angiography demonstrated a giant aneurysm at the distal portion of the azygos anterior cerebral artery, and irregular narrowing of both the supraclinoid segment of the carotid artery and its main branches indicating arteritis due to purulent meningitis. The patient was treated with ventricular drainage and administration of antibiotics. Culture of the purulent CSF was negative. The patient's lab data, CSF finding and neurological status improved progressively. However, follow-up CT scan and angiogram a month later showed enlargement of the aneurysm, dilatation of the patent lumen and perifocal edema. On October 8, the patient suddenly became comatose with anisocoria. A CT scan showed massive edema with marked midline shift. Emergency bifrontal craniotomy was carried out, and clipping was completed after removal of the thrombosed portion of the aneurysm, and thromboendarterectomy of the aneurysmal neck.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:2385324

  19. Reorganization and expansion of the nidoviral family Arteriviridae.

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    Kuhn, Jens H; Lauck, Michael; Bailey, Adam L; Shchetinin, Alexey M; Vishnevskaya, Tatyana V; Bào, Yīmíng; Ng, Terry Fei Fan; LeBreton, Matthew; Schneider, Bradley S; Gillis, Amethyst; Tamoufe, Ubald; Diffo, Joseph Le Doux; Takuo, Jean Michel; Kondov, Nikola O; Coffey, Lark L; Wolfe, Nathan D; Delwart, Eric; Clawson, Anna N; Postnikova, Elena; Bollinger, Laura; Lackemeyer, Matthew G; Radoshitzky, Sheli R; Palacios, Gustavo; Wada, Jiro; Shevtsova, Zinaida V; Jahrling, Peter B; Lapin, Boris A; Deriabin, Petr G; Dunowska, Magdalena; Alkhovsky, Sergey V; Rogers, Jeffrey; Friedrich, Thomas C; O'Connor, David H; Goldberg, Tony L

    2016-03-01

    The family Arteriviridae presently includes a single genus Arterivirus. This genus includes four species as the taxonomic homes for equine arteritis virus (EAV), lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus (LDV), porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus (PRRSV), and simian hemorrhagic fever virus (SHFV), respectively. A revision of this classification is urgently needed to accommodate the recent description of eleven highly divergent simian arteriviruses in diverse African nonhuman primates, one novel arterivirus in an African forest giant pouched rat, and a novel arterivirus in common brushtails in New Zealand. In addition, the current arterivirus nomenclature is not in accordance with the most recent version of the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature. Here we outline an updated, amended, and improved arterivirus taxonomy based on current data. Taxon-specific sequence cut-offs are established relying on a newly established open reading frame 1b phylogeny and pairwise sequence comparison (PASC) of coding-complete arterivirus genomes. As a result, the current genus Arterivirus is replaced by five genera: Equartevirus (for EAV), Rodartevirus (LDV + PRRSV), Simartevirus (SHFV + simian arteriviruses), Nesartevirus (for the arterivirus from forest giant pouched rats), and Dipartevirus (common brushtail arterivirus). The current species Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus is divided into two species to accommodate the clear divergence of the European and American "types" of PRRSV, both of which now receive virus status. The current species Simian hemorrhagic fever virus is divided into nine species to accommodate the twelve known simian arteriviruses. Non-Latinized binomial species names are introduced to replace all current species names to clearly differentiate them from virus names, which remain largely unchanged. PMID:26608064

  20. Inflammation-induced thrombosis: mechanisms, disease associations and management.

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    Aksu, Kenan; Donmez, Ayhan; Keser, Gokhan

    2012-01-01

    Although inflammation-induced thrombosis is a well-known entity, its pathogenesis remains complicated. There are complex interactions between inflammation and hemostasis, involving proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines, adhesion molecules, tissue factor expression, platelet and endothelial activation, and microparticles. Inflammation increases procoagulant factors, and also inhibits natural anticoagulant pathways and fibrinolytic activity, causing a thrombotic tendency. Besides, chronic inflammation may cause endothelial damage, resulting in the loss of physiologic anticoagulant, antiaggregant and vasodilatory properties of endothelium. However, inflammation- induced venous thrombosis may develop even in the absence of vessel wall damage. On the other hand, coagulation also augments inflammation, causing a vicious cycle. This is mainly achieved by means of thrombin-induced secretion of proinflammatory cytokines and growth factors. Platelets may also trigger inflammation by activating the dendritic cells. There are many systemic inflammatory diseases characterized by thrombotic tendency, including Behçet disease (BD), antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides, Takayasu arteritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphosholipid syndrome, familial Mediterranean fever, thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) and inflammatory bowel diseases. Inflammation-induced thrombosis may respond to immunosuppressive (IS) treatment, as in the case of BD. However effectiveness of this treatment can not be generalized to all other inflammatory diseases. For instance, IS agents do not have any beneficial role in the management of TAO. Heparin, antiplatelet agents such as aspirin and clopidogrel, colchicine and statins also have some antiinflammatory activity. However, decreased responsiveness to aspirin and clopidogrel treatments may be observed in inflammatory diseases, due to antiplatelet resistance caused by systemic inflammation. In the present

  1. NUMERICAL SIMULATION AND EXPERIMENTS OF THE VECTOR-FLOW CLEANROOM%矢流洁净室的数学模拟和实验研究

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    涂光备; 陈文浩; 王莱

    2000-01-01

    Based on K-ε two equation turbulence model,the air distribution and contamination field under different conditions was numerically simulated in a vector-flow cleanroom.Special mesh system was introduced to deal with the qu arter-circle-shaped inlets.Model experiments were also made.By analysis of num erical as well as experimental results,we made some predictions about flow chara cteristics,contaminant control effect and ventilation performance of this energy -saving cleanroom.It has been proved that the vector-flow can meet class 100 o f Fed. St.with 1/3 to 1/2 conv entional air change per hour,and re-duce layer height and simplify air clean system.%气流流型主要受送回风口的位置、尺寸、房间几何形状及室内设备的影响.基于k-ε两个方程的紊流模型对矢流洁净室在不同情况下的气流分布和浓度场进行了三维数学模拟与优化,并进行了模型试验.根据理论分析和实验结果,得出了气流及污染控制特性、节能效果等方面结论 ,证明了送风量仅相当于1/3~1/2 常规换气次数的条件下即可达到美国联邦标准100级的洁净度,同时可降低层高,简化系统 .这些结论将有助于促进这种新流型在中国的应用.

  2. Arterivirus Nsp1 modulates the accumulation of minus-strand templates to control the relative abundance of viral mRNAs.

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    Danny D Nedialkova

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The gene expression of plus-strand RNA viruses with a polycistronic genome depends on translation and replication of the genomic mRNA, as well as synthesis of subgenomic (sg mRNAs. Arteriviruses and coronaviruses, distantly related members of the nidovirus order, employ a unique mechanism of discontinuous minus-strand RNA synthesis to generate subgenome-length templates for the synthesis of a nested set of sg mRNAs. Non-structural protein 1 (nsp1 of the arterivirus equine arteritis virus (EAV, a multifunctional regulator of viral RNA synthesis and virion biogenesis, was previously implicated in controlling the balance between genome replication and sg mRNA synthesis. Here, we employed reverse and forward genetics to gain insight into the multiple regulatory roles of nsp1. Our analysis revealed that the relative abundance of viral mRNAs is tightly controlled by an intricate network of interactions involving all nsp1 subdomains. Distinct nsp1 mutations affected the quantitative balance among viral mRNA species, and our data implicate nsp1 in controlling the accumulation of full-length and subgenome-length minus-strand templates for viral mRNA synthesis. The moderate differential changes in viral mRNA abundance of nsp1 mutants resulted in similarly altered viral protein levels, but progeny virus yields were greatly reduced. Pseudorevertant analysis provided compelling genetic evidence that balanced EAV mRNA accumulation is critical for efficient virus production. This first report on protein-mediated, mRNA-specific control of nidovirus RNA synthesis reveals the existence of an integral control mechanism to fine-tune replication, sg mRNA synthesis, and virus production, and establishes a major role for nsp1 in coordinating the arterivirus replicative cycle.

  3. Zn(2+ inhibits coronavirus and arterivirus RNA polymerase activity in vitro and zinc ionophores block the replication of these viruses in cell culture.

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    Aartjan J W te Velthuis

    Full Text Available Increasing the intracellular Zn(2+ concentration with zinc-ionophores like pyrithione (PT can efficiently impair the replication of a variety of RNA viruses, including poliovirus and influenza virus. For some viruses this effect has been attributed to interference with viral polyprotein processing. In this study we demonstrate that the combination of Zn(2+ and PT at low concentrations (2 µM Zn(2+ and 2 µM PT inhibits the replication of SARS-coronavirus (SARS-CoV and equine arteritis virus (EAV in cell culture. The RNA synthesis of these two distantly related nidoviruses is catalyzed by an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp, which is the core enzyme of their multiprotein replication and transcription complex (RTC. Using an activity assay for RTCs isolated from cells infected with SARS-CoV or EAV--thus eliminating the need for PT to transport Zn(2+ across the plasma membrane--we show that Zn(2+ efficiently inhibits the RNA-synthesizing activity of the RTCs of both viruses. Enzymatic studies using recombinant RdRps (SARS-CoV nsp12 and EAV nsp9 purified from E. coli subsequently revealed that Zn(2+ directly inhibited the in vitro activity of both nidovirus polymerases. More specifically, Zn(2+ was found to block the initiation step of EAV RNA synthesis, whereas in the case of the SARS-CoV RdRp elongation was inhibited and template binding reduced. By chelating Zn(2+ with MgEDTA, the inhibitory effect of the divalent cation could be reversed, which provides a novel experimental tool for in vitro studies of the molecular details of nidovirus replication and transcription.

  4. Whole-body three-dimensional contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) angiography with parallel imaging techniques on a multichannel MR system for the detection of various systemic arterial diseases.

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    Lin, Jiang; Chen, Bin; Wang, Jian-Hua; Zeng, Meng-Su; Wang, Yi-Xiang

    2006-11-01

    Using a 1.5-T magnetic resonance (MR) imager equipped with 32 receiving channels and integrated parallel acquisition techniques, 37 patients underwent whole-body three-dimensional (3D) contrast-enhanced MR angiography (WB 3D CE MRA). The patients included had clinically documented or suspected peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD, n = 19), Takayasu arteritis (n = 8), polyarteritis nodosa (n = 1), type-B dissection (n = 4), thoracic and/or abdominal aneurysm (n = 5). Sixty-eight surface coils were employed to encompass the whole body. Four 3D CE MRA stations were acquired successively through automatic table moving. The spatial resolution was 1.6 x 1.0 mm and slice thickness was 1.5 mm for all stations. A total scan range of 188 cm was acquired. Overall image quality of each arterial segment and venous overlay were assessed. The depiction of various systemic arterial diseases was evaluated and compared, in 20 patients, with other imaging modalities. This WB 3D CE MRA yielded a detailed display of the arterial system with an average MR room time of 17.4 min. The image quality was considered diagnostic in 99.3% of the arterial segments. In 7 of 19 patients with PAOD, WB MRA showed additional vascular narrowing apart from peripheral arterial disease. In nine patients with vasculitis, WB MRA depicted luminal irregularity, narrowing or occlusion, aneurysm, and collateral circulation involving multiple vascular segments. WB MRA also clearly revealed the severity and extent of dissection and aortic aneurysm. In 20 cases where additional imaging investigations have been carried out, the vascular pathologies demonstrated by WB MRA agree with these additional imaging investigations. PMID:17143719

  5. Ogräs, åkertistlar och taggiga växter

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    Lars Klintwall

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Psykiatriska diagnoser är kontroversiella. Vissa, ofta psykiatriker, menar att psykiska tillstånd går att dela upp i distinkta klasser medan andra, ofta psykologer, menar att all sådan uppdelning gör våld på verkligheten. Dessutom har psykiatrin anklagats för att vara moraliserande: vem kan avgöra vad som är sjukt och friskt? Är autism en sjukdom? Utifrån en pragmatisk begreppsanalys är uppdelningen mellan sjukt och friskt nödvändigtvis godtycklig. Precis som när en trädgårdsmästare avgör vad som är ogräs så beror det på situationen och ens syften. Och precis som växterarter ibland är distinkta arter så kan vissa psykiatriska diagnoser vara distinkta klasser, och andra inte. Kanske är autism en avgränsad diagnos, kanske inte. Men ibland är inte artsuppdelning det mest användbara för en trädgårdsmästare, precis som det inte behöver vara det för psykiatrin. Istället kan man formulera nya kategoriseringar helt baserade på pragmatiska hänsyn. Ibland räcker det med taggiga växter och socialt indifferenta barn.

  6. Doença renal ateroembólica: uma causa de insuficiência renal aguda pouco explorada Atheroembolic renal disease: a cause of acute renal failure not much explored

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    Claus Dieter Dummer

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O ateroembolismo é uma doença multisistêmica que afeta vários órgãos, entre os quais o rim, através da liberação de êmbolos de colesterol de uma placa aterosclerótica erosada, ocasionando obstrução vascular em diversos tecidos. A doença renal ateroembólica (DRAE, histologicamente representada por cristais de colesterol nas arteríolas do rim acompanhados de um infiltrado inflamatório perivascular, é causa de insuficiência renal aguda muitas vezes grave e prolongada, que ocorre semanas ou mesmo meses após o episódio embólico. A DRAE apresesenta prognóstico ruim com elevada mortalidade. Apresentamos neste relato o caso de um paciente com DRAE que se manifestou clinicamente dois meses após a realização de um cateterismo cardíaco seguido de uma angioplastia coronária. A prevalência, manifestações clínicas, histologia renal, tratamento e o prognóstico da DRAE são discutidos.Atheroembolism is a multisytemic disease which affects many organs, including the kidneys, by the release of cholesterol emboli to tissues from an erosed atherosclerotic plaque, causing vascular obstruction in many tissues. The atheroembolic renal disease (AERD is histologically represented by cholesterol crystals in renal arterioles with an inflammatory infiltrate around the vessels, and causes acute renal failure that may be severe and prolonged, weeks or even months after the embolic episode. The AERD carries a bad prognosis, with a high mortality. We herein report a case of a patient presenting AERD which was manifested two months after he was submitted to a cardiac catheterism and coronary angioplasty. The prevalence, clinical findings, renal histology, treatment and prognosis of AERD are discussed.

  7. Oclusão da artéria central da retina em paciente com poliangeíte microscópica

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    Cláudia Gallicchio Domingues

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO A poliangeíte microscópica é uma vasculite necrotizante sistêmica que acomete arteríolas, capilares e vênulas, mas também pode atingir pequenas e médias artérias. É considerada uma doença rara, idiopática e autoimune. Diversas anormalidades oculares e sistêmicas estão associadas às oclusões arteriais retinianas. Dentre as doenças vasculares do colágeno, a literatura cita como possíveis causas de obstrução das artérias retinianas o lúpus eritematoso sistêmico, a poliarterite nodosa, a arterite de células gigantes, a granulomatose de Wegener e a granulomatose linfóide de Liebow. Até o presente momento, não se encontrou na literatura relatos da associação de casos de oclusão arterial retinana associados à PAM. Os autores relatam o caso de um paciente com poliangeíte microscópica que apresentou comprometimento renal importante e oclusão da artéria central da retina unilateral. Atenta-se para a inclusão de pesquisa da PAM, através do p-ANCA, na avaliação de possível origem sistêmica em pacientes acometidos por oclusão arterial retiniana.

  8. Morphology of the walls of the cavernous sinus of Cebus apella (tufted capuchin monkey Morfologia das paredes do seio cavernoso em Cebus apella (macaco-prego

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    ROBSON JOSÉ DE SOUSA DOMINGUES

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available The morphology of the dura mater and its relationship with the structures of the cavernous sinus were analyzed in five tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella using histological sections, showing that the walls of the cavernous sinus of this species are similar to those of other primates, including man. Except for the medial wall of the cavernous sinus, the remaining walls consist of two distinct dura mater layers. The deep layer of the lateral wall of the cavernous sinus is contiguous to the sheath of the oculomotor, trochlear and ophthalmic nerves. Arterioles, venules, venous spaces, neuronal bodies and nervous fiber bundles are found on this lateral wall.A morfologia da dura-máter e sua relação com as estruturas do seio cavernoso, analisadas em cinco macacos-prego (Cebus apella através de cortes histológicos, mostrou que as paredes do seio cavernoso nessa espécie são semelhantes a de outros primatas, inclusive o homem. Com exceção da parede medial do seio cavernoso as demais paredes são formadas de duas camadas distintas de dura-máter. A camada profunda da parede lateral do seio cavernoso está em continuidade com a bainha dos nervos oculomotor, troclear e oftálmico. Nesta parede lateral são encontradas arteríolas, vênulas, espaços venosos, corpos de neurônios e feixes de fibras nervosas.

  9. [Polymyalgia rheumatica update, 2015].

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    Schmidt, Zsuzsa; Poór, Gyula

    2016-01-01

    Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory musculoskeletal disorder of people aged 50 years or over, characterised by pain, aching and morning stiffness in the shoulder girdle and often hip girdle and neck. Marked systemic inflammation and rapid response to corticosteroid therapy are characteristic features. Giant cell arteritis is a well-known association of polymyalgia rheumatica. Recent clinical evidence and scientific results in the field have provided new challenges for rheumatologists. Besides the aspecific - although characteristic - proximal syndrome, less well recognizable and more variable distal musculoskeletal manifestations were observed. Magnetic resonance and ultrasound studies showed mild, remitting and non-erosive synovitis, with dominating inflammation of the extraarticular synovial structures. As no pathognostic sign is known, the diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica is based on its differential diagnosis, differentiation from the polymyalgia mimics; particularly from elderly onset inflammatory arthritides, such as elderly onset rheumatoid arthritis and late onset seronegative spondylarthritis. In 2012 the international polymyalgia rheumatica work group under the guidance of the American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatism elaborated new classification criteria, the scoring algorythm of which is based on clinical symptoms, with ultrasonography increasing the specificity. Corticosteroids remain the cornerstone of the therapy of polymyalgia rheumatica. No effective steroid-sparing drug has been found to date. Corticosteroids are generally needed for 1-1.5 years, though some patients have a chronic-relapsing course and require corticosteroids for several years. Well known corticosteroid-related side effects (diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and osteoporosis) cause significant morbidity and economic burden on the society. Novel therapeautic approaches are on trial. Early recognition of the disease, early start of

  10. Diffusion MR Imaging of Postoperative Bilateral Acute Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

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    Kannan, Anusha; Srinivasan, Sivasubramanian [Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore (Singapore)

    2012-09-15

    We read with great interest, the case report on ischemic optic neuropathy (1). We would like to add a few points concerning the blood supply of the optic nerve and the correlation with the development of post-operative ischemic neuropathy. Actually, the perioperative or post-operative vision loss (postoperative ischemic neuropathy) is most likely due to ischemic optic neuropathy. Ischemic optic neuropathy (2) is classified as an anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) and posterior ischemic optic neuropathy (PION). This classification is based on the fact that blood supply (2) to the anterior segment of the optic nerve (part of the optic nerve in the scleral canal and the optic disc) is supplied by short posterior ciliary vessels or anastamotic ring branches around the optic nerve. The posterior part of the optic canal is relatively less perfused, and is supplied by ophthalmic artery and central fibres are perfused by a central retinal artery. So, in the post-operative period, the posterior part of the optic nerve is more vulnerable for ischemia, especially, after major surgeries (3), one of the theories being hypotension or anaemia (2) and resultant decreased perfusion. The onset of PION is slower than the anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. AION on the other hand, is usually spontaneous (idiopathic) or due to arteritis, and is usually sudden in its onset. The reported case is most likely a case of PION. The role of imaging, especially the diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging, is very important because the ophthalmoscopic findings in early stages of PION is normal, and it may delay the diagnosis. On the other hand, edema of the disc is usually seen in the early stages of AION.

  11. 马流感病毒双抗体夹心ELISA检测方法的建立%Development of Double Antibody Sandwich ELISA for Detection of Equine Influenza Virus

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    姬媛媛; 郭巍; 王晓钧; 王征; 卢刚; 赵立平; 李红梅; 相文华

    2011-01-01

    To develop a rapid and effective method for Equine influenza virus (EIV) detection,polyclonal antibodies against EIV A/equine/Xinjiang/07 strain and monoclonal antibody against NP of EIV were generated respectively. Then a double antibody sandwich ELISA (DAS-ELISA)was developed. The specificity of the optimized DAS-ELISA was evaluated using EIV, Equine arteritis virus, Equine herpes virus-1, Equine herpes virus-4 and Japanese encephalitis virus, resulting in only EIV specimens yielding a strong signal. Compared with hemagglutination test, its sensitivity was as two point five to ten times as the later. And it had cross-reactivity with H7N7 subtype. Meanwhile it is suitable for detection of virus from the nasal swabs of experimentally infected equines. The results revealed that the ELISA possessed good specificity and higher sensitivity, indicating a suitable method for rapid detection of EIV.%为建立一种快速、有效的检测马流感病毒(Equine influenza virus,EIV)的方法,以EIV中国分离株A/马/新疆/07(H3N8)制备的多克隆抗体为捕获抗体,原核表达的核蛋白(NP)制备的单克隆抗体为检测抗体,在国内首次建立了检测EIV的双抗体夹心ELISA方法.用该检测方法分别检测EIV、马动脉炎病毒、马疱疹病毒1型、马疱疹病毒4型和马乙型脑炎病毒阳性样品.结果表明,该ELISA方法具有良好的特异性;与常规检测EIV的血凝试验相比,其敏感性是后者的2.5~10倍;同时与H7N7亚型EIV有交叉反应.攻毒试验结果表明该方法可有效检测鼻腔分泌物中的EIV.该方法的建立为EIV的检测及早期防控提供了有效工具.

  12. Progression and regression of the atherosclerotic plaque.

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    de Feyter, P J; Vos, J; Deckers, J W

    1995-08-01

    In animals in which atherosclerosis was induced experimentally (by a high cholesterol diet) regression of the atherosclerotic lesion was demonstrated after serum cholesterol was reduced by cholesterol- lowering drugs or a low-fat diet. Whether regression of advanced coronary arterly lesions also takes place in humans after a similar intervention remains conjectural. However, several randomized studies, primarily employing lipid-lowering intervention or comprehensive changes in lifestyle, have demonstrated, using serial angiograms, that it is possible to achieve less progression, arrest or even (small) regression of atherosclerotic lesions. The lipid-lowering trials (NHBLI, CLAS, POSCH, FATS, SCOR and STARS) studied 1240 symptomatic patients, mostly men, with moderately elevated cholesterol levels and moderately severe angiographic-proven coronary artery disease. A variety of lipid-lowering drugs, in addition to a diet, were used over an intervention period ranging from 2 to 3 years. In all but one study (NHBLI), the progression of coronary atherosclerosis was less in the treated group, but regression was induced in only a few patients. The overall relative risk of progression of coronary atherosclerosis was 0 x 62 and 2 x 13, respectively. The induced angiographic differences were small and did not produce any significant haemodynamic benefit. The most important result was tht the disease process could be stabilized in the majority of patients. Three comprehensive lifestyle change trials (the Lifestyle Heart study, STARS and the Heidelberg Study) studied 183 patients, who were subjected to stress management, and/or intensive exercise, in addition to a low fat diet, over a period ranging from 1 to 3 years. All three trials demonstrated less progression, and more regression with overall relative risks of 0 x 40 and 2 x 35 respectively, in the intervention groups. Angiographic trials demonstrated that retardation or arrest of coronary atherosclerosis was possible

  13. PET/CT in infectious and inflammatory pathology

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    Objective: To demonstrate the utility of PET/CT in infectious and inflammatory diseases. Materials and Methods: We evaluated retrospectively five patients with infectious and inflammatory pathology, by PET/CT scan (hybrid SIEMENS-BIOGRAPH 16, Siemens, Erlangen, Germany) in the period between january 2009 and may 2011. Results: Case 1: a 68-year-old woman presented with a 6-months duration fever, fatigue, and weight loss. The rheumatologic examination showed a decrease in both radial pulses with no other associated symptoms. She underwent a temporal artery biopsy, which confirmed temporal arteritis. A PET/CT scan showed significant uptake in the thoracic aorta and major branches. Case 2: An 85-year-old patient with fever of unknown origin (FUO) was studied suspecting osteomyelitis of the hip, but on the contrary, PET/CT demonstrated an avid enhancement indicative of gluteal cellulitis and pneumonia, ruling out bone infection. Case 3: a 35-year-old woman with evening fever. PET/CT scan showed enlarged multiple FDG-avid mediastinal, axillary and retroperitoneal lymph nodes, as well as diffuse involvement of the spleen with multiple calcifications. Diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection was confirmed by positive immunoglobulin G and M. Case 4: a 39-year-old patient with HIV-infection presented with hypercalcaemia. PET/CT scan showed buttocks silicone implants with associated avid inflammatory process, confirmed by biopsy. Case 5: a 45-year-old female with previous history of breast cancer under follow-up presented in recent CT scans enlarged mediastinal and supraclavicular lymph nodes, as well as diffuse multifocal splenic involvement, all of them avid on PET / CT examination. Sarcoidosis was confirmed by a supraclavicular node excision biopsy. Conclusions: PET/CT is a noninvasive diagnostic tool useful for the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with FUO. Especially in patients with vasculitis, it may change decisions without needing a diagnostic biopsy, as it is

  14. Diagnosis of systemic arterial diseases with whole-body 3D contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography

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    LIN Jiang; CHEN Bin; WANG Jian-hua

    2006-01-01

    Background With the development of magnetic resonance (MR) technologies, whole-body 3D contrast-enhanced MR angiography (3D CE MRA) has become possible. The purpose of this study was to introduce and evaluate this technique in demonstration of various systemic arterial diseases.Methods Thirty-seven patients underwent whole-body 3D CE MRA using a 1.5T MR imager. The patients included were with clinically documented or suspected peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD, n=19),Takayasu arteritis (n=8), polyarteritis nodosa (n=1), Type B dissection (n=4) and thoracic and/or abdominal aneurysm (n=5). Sixty-eight surface coil elements were employed to encompass the whole body. Four 3D CE MRA stations were acquired successively through automatic table moving. A total scan range of 188 cm,covering the arterial tree from carotid artery to trifurcation vessels, was acquired. Overall image quality of each arterial segment and venous overlay were assessed and rated. The depiction of various systemic arterial diseases was evaluated and compared with other imaging modalities if available, including digital subtraction angiography (DSA), CT angiography, dedicated mono-station MRA.Results Whole-body 3D CE MRA was well tolerated by all patients. It yielded a detailed display of the arterial system with a short examination time. The image quality was considered diagnostic in 99.3% of the arterial segments. The remaining 0.7% of the arterial segments were considered non-diagnostic. In 7 of 19 patients with PAOD, whole-body MRA showed additional vascular narrowing apart from peripheral arterial disease. In 9 patients with vasculitis, whole-body MRA depicted luminal irregularity, narrowing or occlusion, aneurysm and collateral circulation involving multiple vascular segments. Whole-body MRA also clearly revealed the severity and extent of dissection and aortic aneurysm. In 20 cases the vascular pathologies demonstrated on whole body MRA were confirmed by other imaging investigations

  15. Establishment of the SYBR Green Ⅰ real-time PCR for detection of equine herpesvirus type 1%马疱疹病毒1型SYBR Green Ⅰ荧光定量PCR检测方法的建立

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    王征; 郭巍; 姬媛媛; 曲娟娟; 赵立平; 李红梅; 相文华

    2012-01-01

    为建立马疱疹病毒Ⅰ型(EHV-1)的检测方法,本研究以EHV-1 gB基因的一段保守区域(1207 bp~1509 bp)作为检测的目的片段设计引物,通过对其反应条件的优化,建立了特异性检测EHV-1的SYBR Green I 荧光定量PCR方法.实验结果表明:该方法检测目的基因的灵敏度下限为10拷贝/μL,比常规PCR方法高100倍;与马疱疹病毒4型(EHV-4)及其他马传染病病原体无交叉反应;组内及组间的变异系数均小于2%.该方法检测速度快及高敏感性的特点为马鼻肺炎的防制提供了有力保障,同时也为进一步开展马鼻肺炎相关的研究提供了有效的辅助检测方法技术.%Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) is one of the pathogens which causes equine rhinopneumonitis in horses. To establish a method for EHV-1 detection, the SYBR Green I real-time PCR was developed with primers targeting the conserved sequence of gB gene of EHV-1. The limit detection of real-time PCR was about 10 copies for EHV-1 which was 100 times higher than normal PCR, and no cross-reaction to equine herpesvirus-4, equine influenza virus, equine arteritis virus and Japanese encephalitis virus. The repeatability tests indicated that the coefficient of variation were less than 2% in both intra-assay and inter-assay. These results demonstrated the established real-time PCR was suitable for rapid detection of EHV-1 and for the further study for EHV-1.

  16. [VASCULITIDES IN CHILDHOOD: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY IN A PERIOD FROM 2002 TO 2012 AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PAEDIATRICS, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTRE ZAGREB].

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    Jelusić, Marija; Kostić, Lucija; Frković, Marijan; Davidović, Masa; Malcić, Ivan

    2015-01-01

    The aim of our study was to analyze clinical features, laboratory findings, treatment, course and outcome of different types of vasculitis in children. All children aged up to 18 years that have been diagnosed with a vasculitis disorder from 2002. to 2012. at the Department of Paediatric, University Hospital Centre Zagreb according to EULAR/PRES/PRINTO criteria were included in the study. Vasculitis was diagnosed in 180 children, 101 girls and 79 boys, mean age 7.19 ± 3.7 years, with an average follow-up of 5.58 ± 3.28 years. Most of the children (155 or 86%) were diagnosed with Henoch-Shönlein purpura (HSP), polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) was diagnosed in 6 children (3.3%), isolated cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis in 5 (2.8%), Takayasu arteritis (TA) and Kawasaki disease in 2 (1.1%) respectively, hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis in one patient (0.5%) and other types of vasculitis in 10 (5.5%) patients (vasculitides in systemic connective tissue disorders in 7 and unclassified vasculitides in 3 patients). All patients had elevated inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate). Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmatic antibodies (ANCA) were positive only in one patient, suffering from microscopic polyangiitis. Treatment modality in most patients were NSAIDs, while children with kidney or gastrointestinal system affection were treated with glucocorticoids and/or immunosuppresive drugs. Biological therapy (anti-CD20, rituximab) was used in patients with most severe symptoms. One child (0.56%), suffering from microscopic polyangiitis, died due to kidney failure during the follow-up. Forty patients (22.6%) had one disease relapse, while 6 (3.4%) had two relapses. In conclusion, we found some differences in laboratory parameters (e.g. lower incidence of elevated antistreptolysin O titer in HSP) and epidemiological data (e.g. higher prevalence of PAN in female children) in comparison to data from available studies, while other clinical

  17. Clinicopathological Analysis of 155 Patients with Persistent Isolated Hematuria

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    Rong-rong Li; Hang Li; Yu-bin Wen; Qing-yuan Huang; Lin Duan; Yan Li

    2014-01-01

    Objectives To reveal etiologies of persistent isolated hematuria (PIH) through ultrastructural pathological examination, to disclose clinicopathological correlation in cases with PIH, and to summarize appropriate management of patients with PIH. Methods we retrospectively studied 155 PIH patients receiving renal biopsy between January, 2003 and December, 2008 in Peking Union Medical College Hospital. All the clinical data and follow-up result were analyzed. Results All subjects included 38 children and 117 adults, with mean age of 11.38±3.25 years for children and 35.17±8.44 years for adults. Thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) was the most common pathology (55.3% of children and 49.6% of adults), followed by IgA nephropathy (18.4% of children and 32.5% of adults, mainly grade 2-3) and mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis (MsPGN) without IgA deposition (13.2%of children and 12.8%of adults). Besides, Alport syndrome (2.6%of children) and membrane nephropathy (2.6%of children and 0.9%of adults) were demonstrated as other causes of PIH. Elevated mean arteral pressure or protein excretion rate, as well as episodic macrohematuria, indicated higher risk for MsPGN rather than TBMN. On the other hand, severity of microhematuria was irrelevant to pathological types of PIH. Totally, 86 patients were followed up and 37 cases therein stayed on track for long term (mean duration 41.11±28.92 months, range 8-113 months). Most cases had benign clinical course except 3 cases with TBMN, 5 cases with IgA nephropathy, 1 case with MsPGN (without IgA deposition), and 1 case with Alport syndrome, who developed hypertension or proteinuria. All of them were administered timely intervention. Conclusions Close follow-up should be required as the primary management for PIH. Equally important is careful monitoring for early identification of undesirable predictors;while renal biopsy and other timely intervention are warranted if there is hypertension, significant proteinuria or

  18. Functional Mechanism of Lung Mosaic CT Attenuation: Assessment with Deep-Inspiration Breath-Hold Perfusion SPECT-CT Fusion Imaging and Non-Breath-Hold Technegas SPECT

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    Background: The functional mechanism of lung mosaic computed tomography attenuation (MCA) in pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) and obstructive airway disease (OAD) has not yet been fully clarified. Purpose: To clarify the mechanism of MCA in these diseases by assessing the relationship between regional lung function and CT attenuation change at MCA sites with the use of automated deep-inspiratory breath-hold (DIBrH) perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)-CT fusion images and non-breath-hold Technegas SPECT. Material and Methods: Subjects were 42 PVD patients (31 pulmonary thromboembolism, four primary/two secondary pulmonary hypertension, and five Takayasu arteritis), 12 OAD patients (five acute asthma, four obliterative bronchiolitis, and three bronchiectasis), and 12 normal controls, all of whom had MCA on DIBrH CT. The relationship between regional lung function and CT attenuation change at the lung slices with MCA was assessed using DIBrH perfusion SPECT-CT fusion images and non-breath-hold Technegas SPECT. The severity of perfusion defects with or without MCA was quantified by regions-of-interest analysis. Results: On DIBrH CT and perfusion SPECT, in contrast to no noticeable CT attenuation abnormality and fairly uniform perfusion in controls, 60 MCA and 274 perfusion defects in PVD patients, and 18 MCA and 61 defects in OAD patients were identified, with a total of 77 ventilation defects on Technegas SPECT in all patients. SPECT-CT correlation showed that, throughout the 78 MCA sites of all patients, lung perfusion was persistently decreased at low CT attenuation and preserved at intervening high CT attenuation, while lung ventilation was poorly correlated with CT attenuation change. The radioactivity ratios of reduced perfusion and the intervening preserved perfusion at the 78 perfusion defects with MCA were significantly lower than those at the remaining 257 defects without MCA (P<0.0001). Conclusion: Although further validation is

  19. Functional Mechanism of Lung Mosaic CT Attenuation: Assessment with Deep-Inspiration Breath-Hold Perfusion SPECT-CT Fusion Imaging and Non-Breath-Hold Technegas SPECT

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    Suga, K.; Yasuhiko, K. (Dept. of Radiology, St. Hill Hospital, Ube, Yamaguchi (Japan)); Iwanaga, H.; Tokuda, O.; Matsunaga, N. (Dept. of Radiology, Yamaguchi Univ. School of Medicine, Ube, Yamaguchi (Japan))

    2009-01-15

    Background: The functional mechanism of lung mosaic computed tomography attenuation (MCA) in pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) and obstructive airway disease (OAD) has not yet been fully clarified. Purpose: To clarify the mechanism of MCA in these diseases by assessing the relationship between regional lung function and CT attenuation change at MCA sites with the use of automated deep-inspiratory breath-hold (DIBrH) perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)-CT fusion images and non-breath-hold Technegas SPECT. Material and Methods: Subjects were 42 PVD patients (31 pulmonary thromboembolism, four primary/two secondary pulmonary hypertension, and five Takayasu arteritis), 12 OAD patients (five acute asthma, four obliterative bronchiolitis, and three bronchiectasis), and 12 normal controls, all of whom had MCA on DIBrH CT. The relationship between regional lung function and CT attenuation change at the lung slices with MCA was assessed using DIBrH perfusion SPECT-CT fusion images and non-breath-hold Technegas SPECT. The severity of perfusion defects with or without MCA was quantified by regions-of-interest analysis. Results: On DIBrH CT and perfusion SPECT, in contrast to no noticeable CT attenuation abnormality and fairly uniform perfusion in controls, 60 MCA and 274 perfusion defects in PVD patients, and 18 MCA and 61 defects in OAD patients were identified, with a total of 77 ventilation defects on Technegas SPECT in all patients. SPECT-CT correlation showed that, throughout the 78 MCA sites of all patients, lung perfusion was persistently decreased at low CT attenuation and preserved at intervening high CT attenuation, while lung ventilation was poorly correlated with CT attenuation change. The radioactivity ratios of reduced perfusion and the intervening preserved perfusion at the 78 perfusion defects with MCA were significantly lower than those at the remaining 257 defects without MCA (P<0.0001). Conclusion: Although further validation is

  20. CR1/CR2 deficiency alters IgG3 autoantibody production and IgA glomerular deposition in the MRL/lpr model of SLE.

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    Boackle, Susan A; Culhane, Kristin K; Brown, Jared M; Haas, Mark; Bao, Lihua; Quigg, Richard J; Holers, V Michael

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    CR1 and CR2 expression is decreased by approximately 50% on B cells of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Expression is also decreased in the MRL/lpr murine model of SLE prior to the development of clinical disease, suggesting that this alteration may play a role in pathogenesis. To determine whether the decrease in receptor levels affects the development of SLE, we analyzed MRL/lpr mice in which CR1/CR2 expression was altered by gene targeting. Mice from each cohort (Cr2+/+, Cr2+/-, and Cr2-/-) were analyzed biweekly for the development of proteinuria and autoantibodies. Kidneys were examined at 12 and 16 weeks for evidence of immune complex deposition and renal disease. Deficiency of CR1/CR2 did not affect survival or development of renal disease as measured by proteinuria. Mice deficient in CR1/CR2 had significantly lower levels of IgG3 rheumatoid factor (RF) and total serum IgG3, suggesting a specific defect in production of IgG3 in response to endogenous autoantigens. Since IgG3 RF has been associated with the development of vasculitis in this model, we examined the mice for alterations in development of this clinical manifestation. Although there was no difference in the development of ear necrosis among the three groups, renal arteritis was not identified in any of the Cr2+/- mice, whereas it was present in 20% of the Cr2+/- and 40% of the Cr2+/+ mice. Finally, significantly higher levels of IgA were seen in the glomeruli of Cr2+/- mice compared to Cr2+/- or Cr2+/+ mice, suggesting that CR1/CR2 are involved in either the regulation of IgA production or the clearance of IgA immune complexes. Together these data support the concept that alterations in CR1/CR2 expression or function affect the regulation of autoantibody production and/or clearance and may have clinical consequences. PMID:15293881

  1. Study on the delay aversion in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder%注意缺陷多动障碍儿童持续注意反应任务研究

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    李颖; 杨斌让; 陈楚侨; 李建英; 彭刚; 杨思渊

    2011-01-01

    [目的]探讨注意缺陷多动障碍(attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,ADHD)儿童持续注意及反应抑制特征,为临床诊治提供参考依据.[方法]运用持续注意反应任务(SART)对100名ADHD儿童及对照组儿童进行测试,采用多变量方差分析/协方差分析对持续注意及反应抑制能力进行统计.[结果] 总的来说,两组儿童在持续注意及反应抑制功能上差异有统计学意义(P<0.001),单因素方差分析显示ADHD组儿童在SART中的漏按错误数(P=0.004)、误按数(P<0.001)上明显地多于对照组儿童,所需反应时(P<0.001)也更长,反应时变异(P=0.001)也更大.控制FIQ协方差分析结果显示差异仍有统计学意义.[结论] ADHD儿童存在持续注意及反应抑制功能缺陷.%[Objective]To determine the characteristics in cognitive domain of sustained attention and response inhibitionl domain children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).[Methods]One hundred children with ADHD and 100 healthy controls matched in age, gender, grade, handedness were measured with sustained attention response to task(SART) involing ability of suatained attention and response inhition.The performance was compared using multivariate analysis of variance(MANOVA) and MACOVA with FIQ controlled for between two groups.[Results]The omnibus MANOVA of the primary neuropsychological variables revealed a large group effect with P<0.001.The ANOVAs of each index showed that children with ADHD made more omission errors(P=0.004) and commission errors(P<0.001) than did healthy controls.Furthermore, the reaction times(RT) of correct response(P<0.001) in children with ADHD were much longer than that in healthy controls, and the variability of RT much more than the latter(P = 0.001 ).The results remainded unchanged arter controlling for FIQ.[Conclusion]There are significant deficits of sustained attention and response inhibition in children with ADHD.

  2. Septic Arthritis of the Temporomandibular Joint--Unusual Presentations.

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    Lohiya, Sapna; Dillon, Jasjit

    2016-01-01

    This report describes 2 patients whose septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (SATMJ) presented atypically, resulting in treatment delay and complications. A 49-year-old man developed left-side facial allodynia, which was first treated unsuccessfully as trigeminal neuralgia. On day 21, the patient sustained facial trauma from a fall and presented to the emergency department (ED). Maxillofacial contrast-enhanced computed tomographic (CT) scan was suggestive of parotiditis, SATMJ, or hemarthrosis. His condition did not improve with empiric antibiotic treatment. On day 30, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed SATMJ. Incision and drainage yielded 6 mL of pus and produced clinical improvement. Cultures grew methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, which was treated with amoxicillin plus clavulanate and sulfamethoxazole plus trimethoprim for 30 days. On day 59, the patient still had slight preauricular pain and CT-proved TMJ osteoarthritic changes. A 56-year-old woman developed right-side facial pain after a crown procedure on her right mandibular second molar. Oral prednisone (and clindamycin) produced partial relief. Her primary physician suspected temporal arteritis, but its biopsy result on day 11 was normal. Gradually, the patient developed trismus and malocclusion refractory to various medicines. On day 49, she presented to the ED. A contrast-enhanced maxillofacial CT scan suggested SATMJ. Incision and drainage yielded 30 mL of pus and produced clinical improvement. During days 50 to 57, the patient received intravenous ampicillin plus sulbactam and metronidazole. However, preauricular tenderness and drainage from the surgical incision persisted. On day 55, CT scan showed a residual abscess. Secondary debridement yielded 5 mL of pus. Culture grew coagulase-negative S aureus. On day 141, the patient still had slight preauricular pain and TMJ osteoarthritic changes on MRI. In these cases, the SATMJ diagnosis was delayed owing

  3. Role of interventional endovascular therapy for delayed hemorrhage after pancreaticoduodenectomy

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    WANG Zhi-jun; WANG Mao-qiang; LIU Feng-yong; DUAN Feng; SONG Peng; FAN Qing-sheng

    2010-01-01

    Background Delayed massive hemorrhage (DMH) after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is a sedous complication and one of the most common causes of mortality after PD. Its ideal management remains unclear. This paper is to present our experience in the endovascular treatment of patients with DMH after PD using different techniques and materials.Methods During a seven years period, 19 patients (fifteen men, four women) with DMH arter PD were treated with endovascular procedures, including transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) with coils embolization in eight cases, with coils plus N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA)-Lipiodol mixture in six cases, and stent-graft placement in five cases. The mean age of the patients was 58.2 years. Follow-up, including clinical condition, liver function tests, and Doppler ultrasound examinations, was documented.Results The immediate technical success rate was 84.2% (16/19). There were no significant procedure-related complications. Hemostasis was not achieved with interventional procedures in three patients: one died of uncontrolled bleeding four days after the second TAE, and two patients required emergency laparotomy without re-angiography because of worsening clinical status. Among the 16 patients with successfully stopped bleeding who became hemodynamically stable after the procedure without evidence of further bleeding, two patients died during the peri-interventional procedure period because of multiple organ failure, and fourteen patients survived to hospital discharge. The mean length of follow-up was 14.6 months. Recurrent bleeding after discharge did not occur in any of these cases. Clinical and laboratory follow-up findings were unremarkable. Doppler ultrasound examinatation verified patency of the hepatic artery in the four patients with stent-graft placement during the follow-up period (5 months-29 months; mean, 15.3 months).Conclusions Interventional endovascular procedure is a safe and technically feasible solution to control

  4. Evaluation of C-reactive protein as a clinical biomarker in naturally heartworm-infected dogs: a field study.

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    Venco, Luigi; Bertazzolo, Walter; Giordano, Guglielmo; Paltrinieri, Saverio

    2014-11-15

    significantly high (phypertension. ROC curves showed that CRP has good discriminating power for pulmonary hypertension (AUC=0.92 for the entire dataset, 1.00 for dogs with heartworm) and that pulmonary hypertension in heartworm must be suspected when CRP values are higher than 6.8 mg/dL. Conversely, severe pulmonary hypertension is suspected only if CRP values are very high (>29.8 mg/L). In conclusion, CRP can be used as a marker of endothelial arteritis and pulmonary hypertension in dogs with heartworm.

  5. 18F-FDG PET/CT in patients with adult-onset Still's disease.

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    Dong, Meng-Jie; Wang, Cai-Qin; Zhao, Kui; Wang, Guo-Lin; Sun, Mei-Ling; Liu, Zhen-Feng; Xu, Liqin

    2015-12-01

    (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) has become useful for the detection and diagnosis of inflammatory conditions, including rheumatic diseases, immunoglobulin (Ig) G4-related disease and giant cell arteritis. However, few articles based on small sample sizes (n = 7) diagnosed as adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) have been published. The study aim was to observe the reliable characteristics and usefulness of (18)F-FDG PET/CT for the evaluation of consecutive patients with AOSD. Eligible patients were selected from among those who had undergone (18)F-FDG PET/CT between May 2007 and June 2014. Twenty-six consecutive AOSD patients were recruited retrospectively according to criteria set by Yamaguchi et al. All patients underwent evaluation by (18)F-FDG PET/CT. The characteristics and usefulness of (18)F-FDG PET/CT for evaluation of consecutive patients with AOSD were evaluated. All 26 patients had (18)F-FDG-avid lesion(s) related to their particular disease. Diffuse and homogeneous accumulation of (18)F-FDG was seen in the bone marrow (26/26; 100 %; maximum standardized uptake (SUVmax), 2.10-6.73) and spleen (25/26; 96.15 %). The SUVmax of affected lymph nodes was 1.3-9.53 (mean ± SD, 4.12 ± 2.24). The SUVmax and size factors (maximum diameter and areas) of affected lymph nodes were significantly different (P = 0.033 and P = 0.012, respectively). (18)F-FDG PET/CT showed the general distribution of (18)F-FDG accumulation. This factor helped to exclude malignant disease and aided the diagnosis of AOSD (42.3 %) in 11 cases when combined with clinical features and aided decisions regarding appropriate biopsy sites, such as the lymph nodes (n = 9) and bone marrow (n = 13). (18)F-FDG PET/CT is a unique imaging method for the assessment of metabolic activity throughout the body in subjects with AOSD. Characteristics or patterns of AOSD observed on (18)F-FDG PET/CT can be used for the

  6. Kawasaki disease-specific molecules in the sera are linked to microbe-associated molecular patterns in the biofilms.

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    Full Text Available Kawasaki disease (KD is a systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. The innate immune system is involved in its pathophysiology at the acute phase. We have recently established a novel murine model of KD coronary arteritis by oral administration of a synthetic microbe-associated molecular pattern (MAMP. On the hypothesis that specific MAMPs exist in KD sera, we have searched them to identify KD-specific molecules and to assess the pathogenesis.We performed liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS analysis of fractionated serum samples from 117 patients with KD and 106 controls. Microbiological and LC-MS evaluation of biofilm samples were also performed.KD samples elicited proinflammatory cytokine responses from human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs. By LC-MS analysis of KD serum samples collected at 3 different periods, we detected a variety of KD-specific molecules in the lipophilic fractions that showed distinct m/z and MS/MS fragmentation patterns in each cluster. Serum KD-specific molecules showed m/z and MS/MS fragmentation patterns almost identical to those of MAMPs obtained from the biofilms formed in vitro (common MAMPs from Bacillus cereus, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Staphylococcus aureus at the 1st study period, and from the biofilms formed in vivo (common MAMPs from Bacillus cereus, Bacillus subtilis/Bacillus cereus/Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Staphylococcus aureus at the 2nd and 3rd periods. The biofilm extracts from Bacillus cereus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Staphylococcus aureus also induced proinflammatory cytokines by HCAECs. By the experiments with IgG affinity chromatography, some of these serum KD-specific molecules bound to IgG.We herein conclude that serum KD-specific molecules were mostly derived from biofilms and possessed molecular structures common to MAMPs from Bacillus cereus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Staphylococcus aureus. Discovery of these KD

  7. Sobre a nefrosclerose maligna

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    Full Text Available 1º - Das aus den oeffentlichen Krankenhäusern von Rio de Janeiro stammende Sektionsmaterial umfasst einen beträchtlichen Prozentzatz von Individuen schwarzer und gemischter Rasse. Es besteht durchweg aus Angehörigen der sozial und oekonomisch niedersten Bevölkerungsschichten der Stadt und ihrer Vororte, die gemessen am Standard der Gesamtbevölkerung unter den dürftigsten hygienischen Bedingungen leben. So fanden sich unter 212 Autopsien aus dem Anfall der Pathologisch-Anatomischen Abteilung des Institutes Oswaldo Cruz im Jahr 1920 bei 111 Fällen schwarze oder Mischlinsfarbe protokolliert, (52,3%. Unter 349 Sektionen der gleichen Abteilung im Jahr 1938 waren 184 (= 52,7% von Individuen von schwarzer oder gemischter Rasse. Ein derartiges Material bietet guenstige Bedingungen fuer die Untersuchung der Bedeutung der Rassenzugehoerigkeit als aetiologischem und pathogenem Faktor fuer bestimmte Affektionen, bei welchen sie in der Literatu in diesem Sinn angeführt worden ist. 2º - Unter 1080 Sektionen von Indiduen männlichen Geschlechts jeder Altersstufe aus dem Material der gleichen Abteilung der Jahre 1918-1926 fanden sich bei 214 Faellen syphilitische Befunde protokolliert. (19,8% der Faelle. 129 (12% wiesen eine Aortitis oder Arteritis syphilitica auf. 3º - Das histologische Material einer Serie von 528 Autopsien von Individuen im Alter unter 40 Jahren wurde auf das Vorkommen der fuer Nephrosclerose maligna (FAHR typisch erachteten pathologischen Veraenderungen untersucht. Es wurden 4 Faelle festgestellt, die das Bild dieser Nephropathie zeigten. Unter den 528 Individuen dieser Gruppe waren 244 Weisse, (46,2% 274 Schwarze oder Mischlinge (51,8% Bei 10 war die Rassenzugehoerigkeit nicht ersichtlich. 4º - Unter Heranziehung von 6 weiteren Faellen aus anderen Serien von Sektionen der letzten 4 Jahre beläuft sich die Gesamtzahl der mikroskopisch festegestellen Faelle von Nephrosclerose maligna unter dem Material der Pathologisch

  8. 3D-TOF MRA单侧颈内动脉假性闭塞原因分析%Analysis of pseudo-occlusion of unilateral internal carotid artery in 3D time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography

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    丁建荣; 潘璟琍; 樊树峰; 张冰茜; 米玉成

    2012-01-01

    Objective To analyse pseudo-occlusion of unilateral internal carotid artery in 3D time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography. Methods Experimental group: 10 normal volunteers were enrolled to accept the test. T1/T2/ T2 FLAIR and 3D TOF-MRA with/without magnetization transfer contrast (MTC) were performed with an iron plate pasted on the skin of pulsation at the right common carotid artery. Phase contrast (PC) MRA were randomly implemented on two of them. Patient group: 10 cases of massive cerebral infarction and 1 case of takayasu arteritis with unilateral internal carotid artery occlusion were retrospectively analysed. Manifestation of plain scan MR images and MRA were compared between experimental group and patient group. Results Experimental group: In an image obtained by 3D TOF-MRA with MTC pulse, the vascular signal of right internal carotid artery was almost disappeared on all volunteers with pasted iron plate. However, in 3D TOF-MRA without MTC pulse, the right internal carotid artery was clearly visualized. The presence of signal void of right intracranial segment of internal carotid artery on T2WI caused by vascular flow void effect was a clue to the correct diagnosis. Patient group: In images obtained by 3D TOF-MRA with MTC pulse, the vascular signal of unilateral internal carotid artery was almost disappeared on all the sides with disease, and intracranial segment of internal carotid artery of lesion side on T2WI displayed as equal or high signal. In the case of takayasu arteritis, anterior and posterior communicating arteries were opened, and left common internal carotid artery were enlarged with compensation. Conclusion Compared to true occlusion of intracranial segment of internal carotid artery, pseudo-occlusion caused by susceptibility artifacts induced by metallic material near the subject's neck in 3D TOF-MRA with MTC has some certain typical characteristics and can be eliminated by adjusting scan parameters.%目的 探讨引起3D-TOF MRA颈

  9. Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus feeding on lichens and mushrooms: traditional ecological knowledge among reindeer-herding Sami in northern Sweden

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    Berit Inga

    2009-01-01

    äriserar ett bra vinterbetesland. Informanterna hävdade att lavar företrädesvis betas under vintern, men även kan betas under sommaren då vädret är kallt och fuktigt. Svampar betas under höstmånaderna augusti och september, men enligt några informanter kan svamp även betas senare på hösten (från oktober när den är frusen och under snön. Renskötarna har namn på lavar som i generella termer beskriver deras utseende och växtplats. För svampar använder de enbart ett samiskt namn, guoppar. Av de marklevande lavarna ansåg informanterna att renarna föredrar Cladonia-arter (renlavar, medan kväve-fixerade arter som Nephroma arcticum (norrlandslav och Stereocaulon pascale (påskrislav inte ansågs föredras av renarna. Snöförhållandena är mycket viktiga, och ju mindre snö (och ju lösare den är desto bättre. Växtplatser där renskötarna vet av erfarenhet att snöförhållandena kan bli problematisk, t.ex. i fuktiga och öppna områden med små träd, används till bete tidigt under vintern (oktober-januari innan för mycket snö har fallit. Ett bra vinterbetesområde ska ha gott om lavar. Det bästa är en torr tallhed (Pinus sylvestris med stora och gamla träd med vida kronor som fångar upp snön som upplega och på det viset skyddar marken från snö, vilket gör det lättare för renarna att gräva.

  10. Estudio PET/TC en patología inflamatoria-infecciosa PET/CT in infectious and inflammatory pathology

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Demostrar la utilidad del examen PET/TC en patología inflamatoria-infecciosa. Materiales y Métodos. Evaluación retrospectiva (enero de 2009 - mayo de 2011 de los exámenes de tomografía por Emisión de Positrones/ Tomografía Computada (PET/TC, realizados en nuestra institución con un equipo híbrido SIEMENS-BIOGRAPH 16 (Siemens, Erlangen, Alemania. Se seleccionaron 5 pacientes. Resultados. Caso 1: paciente de 68 años de edad con fiebre de 6 meses de duración, fatiga y pérdida de peso. El examen reumatológico demostró disminución en pulsos radiales sin otros síntomas asociados. La paciente fue sometida a biopsia de arteria temporal. Ésta confirmó una arteritis de la arteria temporal y el estudio PET/TC demostró hipermetabolismo en la aorta torácica y ramas principales. Caso 2: paciente de 85 años con fiebre de origen desconocido (FOD y sospecha de osteomielitis de cadera. En contraposición, el PET/TC demostró un foco ávido de celulitis glútea y neumopatía. Caso 3: paciente de 35 años con fiebre vespertina. El PET/TC mostró múltiples adenomegalias ávidas por fluorodexosiglucosa (FDG en mediastino, axilas y retroperitoneo, y compromiso difuso esplénico asociado a calcificaciones. Se confirmó infección por citomegalovirus por inmuno-globulina G y M. Caso 4: paciente de 39 años con infección por HIV que consultó por hipercalcemia. El PET/TC mostró implantes de silicona en glúteos con proceso inflamatorio ávido asociado. Se confirmó por la biopsia de uno de ellos. Caso 5: paciente de 45 años con historia de cáncer de mama en control presentó en los últimos estudios tomográficos aumento del tamaño de los ganglios supraclaviculares y mediastínicos, y compromiso esplénico multifocal difuso. Estos resultaron ávidos en el examen PET/TC. Se confirmó el diagnóstico de sarcoidosis por el estudio anatomopatológico de un ganglio supraclavicular. Conclusiones. El PET/TC es un método no invasivo de

  11. 马流感病毒NP单克隆抗体的制备及特性鉴定%Preparation and identification of monoclonal antibodies against NP of equine influenza virus

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    姬媛媛; 郭巍; 王征; 赵立平; 李红梅; 相文华

    2011-01-01

    利用原核表达的马流感病毒(EIV)核蛋白(NP)为免疫原,经腹腔接种4周龄BALB/c小鼠,取其脾细胞与SP2/0骨髓瘤细胞进行融合,经4次有限稀释法克隆和间接ELISA法筛选,获得了3株稳定分泌单抗的杂交瘤细胞株2G11、3E10和4A1,并对它们进行了亚类鉴定、间接ELISA检测和特性鉴定.结果显示,单抗2G11为IgG1亚型,3E10为IgG2a亚型,4A1为IgM亚型,轻链均为κ链.单抗2G11、3E10和4A1的细胞上清液及腹水效价分别为1:640、1:640、1:320和1:409 600、1:204 800、0.这3株单抗均能特异性识别EIV NP重组蛋白,并且能够与天然EIV结合;获得的3株单抗与马动脉炎病毒、马疱疹病毒1型、马疱疹病毒4型、马乙型脑炎病毒均不发生交叉反应.亲和力试验结果显示,单抗2G11和3E10与E1V的亲和力常数分别为4.39×106M-1和2.20×106M-1.%Four week-old BALB/c mice were intraperitoneally immunized with the prokaryoticly-ex-pressed NP four times. Three hybridoma cell lines named 2G11,3E10 and 4A1 were obtained by fusing SP2/0 with spleen cells. The first monoclonal antibody(McAb) 2G11 was identified to be IgGl,3El to be IgG2a and 4A1 to be IgM,all of them with k light chain. The antibody titres of their hybridoma supernatant and ascites were 1:640,1:640,1:320 and 1:409 600,1:204 800,0,respectively. Western-blot analysis showed that the three McAbs could react with the recombinant NP specifically. IFA showed that they could combine with the natural EIV well. The obtained 3 McAbs had no cross reactions with equine arteritis virus, equine herpes virus-1, equine herpes virus-4 and Japanese encephalitis virus. The affinity test showed that 2G11 and 3E10 were 4. 39×106 M-1 and 2. 20×106M-1 in affinity constant, respectively.

  12. 西部马脑脊髓炎病毒实时荧光RT-PCR检测方法建立及标准质控品制备%Development of the Real-time RT-PCR for Detection of Western Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus and Preparation of Reference Materials for Quality Control

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    谷强; 吴亚琼; 高志强; 刘环; 张伟; 蒲静; 乔彩霞; 张鹤晓; 吴清民

    2013-01-01

    The conserved region was used to design and synthetize primers and TaqMan probe by aligning nucleic acid sequence of representative strains of western equine encephalomyelitis virus (WEEV). A real-time RT-PCR(RRT-PCR) was developed to detect WEEV by the optimization of primers, probe and reaction conditions. The established RRT-PCR was used to detect a panel of extracted virus RNA/DNAs including those of WEEV, eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus(EEEV), equine arteritis virus(EAV), equine herpes virus type 1(EHV-1), equine influenza virus subtype H3N8(EIV H3N8) with only positive result for WEEV RNA, but negative for other four virus DNA/RNAs. Furthermore, cRNA(7442nt~10011nt) of WEEV McMillan strain was prepared by in vitro transcription. After copies calculation, dilution, aliquot, homogeneity and stability testing, the cRNAs were used to evaluate the established RRT-PCR. The result indicated that the detection limit of RRT-PCR was 10 copies per reaction using in vitro transcribed cRNA, It only took 4h to detect 197 blood samples from imported horses, suggesting that the RRT-PCR was a rapid, sensitive and specific method, and the method can be used as a technical reserve for WEEV screening of imported horses.%选取西部马脑炎病毒代表株进行序列比对分析,选择保守区域,设计合成引物和TaqMan探针。经对反应体系和条件进行优化,建立了检测西部马脑炎病毒的实时荧光RT-PCR检测方法,应用建立的方法对西部马脑炎病毒核酸、东部马脑炎病毒核酸、马动脉炎病毒核酸、马疱疹病毒1型核酸、马流感病毒H3N8亚型核酸进行检测,结果表明建立的方法只能检出西部马脑炎病毒核酸,与另外4种病毒核酸无交叉反应。进一步通过体外转录制备了西部马脑炎病毒McMillan株7442~10011的cRNA片段,经拷贝数计算、稀释、分装、均匀性和稳定性检验后,作为质控品对建立的方法进行评价。结果显示,所

  13. Clinical Use of Magnetic Resonance Plaque Imaging for Intracranial Arteries%磁共振颅内动脉斑块成像技术的临床应用

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    李明利; 徐蔚海; 冯逢; 金征宇

    2012-01-01

    (26 cases) had a significantly larger wall area (P = 0. 000) , greater remodeling ratio ( P = 0. 000 ) , higher prevalence of expansive remodeling ( outward expansion of the vessel wall) ( P = 0. 003 ) , and lower prevalence of constrictive remodeling ( P = 0. 008 ). Arteritis of middle cerebral artery (3 cases) showed circular wall-thicking with apparent gadolinium-diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid-biotin enhancement. Conclusion The MR plaque imaging is helpful in the evaluation of intracranial arteries stenosis, although it still has the limitations such as short scan range and low resolution.

  14. Biogenesis of non-structural protein 1 (nsp1) and nsp1-mediated type I interferon modulation in arteriviruses

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    Han, Mingyuan; Kim, Chi Yong [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States); Rowland, Raymond R.R.; Fang, Ying [Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 (United States); Kim, Daewoo [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States); Yoo, Dongwan, E-mail: dyoo@illinois.edu [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States)

    2014-06-15

    Type I interferons (IFNs-α/β) play a key role for the antiviral state of host, and the porcine arterivirus; porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), has been shown to down-regulate the production of IFNs during infection. Non-structural protein (nsp) 1 of PRRSV has been identified as a viral IFN antagonist, and the nsp1α subunit of nsp1 has been shown to degrade the CREB-binding protein (CBP) and to inhibit the formation of enhanceosome thus resulting in the suppression of IFN production. The study was expanded to other member viruses in the family Arteriviridae: equine arteritis virus (EAV), murine lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus (LDV), and simian hemorrhagic fever virus (SHFV). While PRRSV–nsp1 and LDV–nsp1 were auto-cleaved to produce the nsp1α and nsp1β subunits, EAV–nsp1 remained uncleaved. SHFV–nsp1 was initially predicted to be cleaved to generate three subunits (nsp1α, nsp1β, and nsp1γ), but only two subunits were generated as SHFV–nsp1αβ and SHFV–nsp1γ. The papain-like cysteine protease (PLP) 1α motif in nsp1α remained inactive for SHFV, and only the PLP1β motif of nsp1β was functional to generate SHFV–nsp1γ subunit. All subunits of arterivirus nsp1 were localized in the both nucleus and cytoplasm, but PRRSV–nsp1β, LDV–nsp1β, EAV–nsp1, and SHFV–nsp1γ were predominantly found in the nucleus. All subunits of arterivirus nsp1 contained the IFN suppressive activity and inhibited both interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3) and NF-κB mediated IFN promoter activities. Similar to PRRSV–nsp1α, CBP degradation was evident in cells expressing LDV–nsp1α and SHFV–nsp1γ, but no such degradation was observed for EAV–nsp1. Regardless of CBP degradation, all subunits of arterivirus nsp1 suppressed the IFN-sensitive response element (ISRE)-promoter activities. Our data show that the nsp1-mediated IFN modulation is a common strategy for all arteriviruses but their mechanism of action may differ

  15. Síndrome hemolítico-urêmica relacionada à infecção invasiva pelo Streptococcus pneumoniae Hemolytic-uremic syndrome complicating invasive pneumococcal disease

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    Anna Leticia de O. Cestari

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A doença pneumocócica é importante problema de saúde pública e raramente há associação desta infecção com a síndrome hemolítico-urêmica (SHU grave. O objetivo deste artigo é relatar o caso de um paciente com esta associação. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Criança do sexo masculino, com 17 meses de idade, admitida no hospital com insuficiência respiratória aguda e necessitando de suporte ventilatório. O exame radiológico mostrava extensa opacidade homogênea em hemitórax direito. A hemocultura foi positiva para Streptococcus pneumoniae. Nos exames de admissão, notaram-se: hemoglobina de 6,5g/dL, 38.000 plaquetas/mm³, uréia de 79mg/dL e creatinina de 1,64mg/dL. No primeiro dia, apresentou oligoanúria e hipervolemia, necessitando de hemodiafiltração. Evoluiu com disfunção de múltiplos órgãos e óbito no sétimo dia. A necrópsia mostrou áreas extensas de necrose cortical e tubular renal, com depósito de fibrina nas arteríolas. COMENTÁRIOS: A SHU associada ao pneumococo apresenta morbidade e mortalidade elevadas. Em crianças com doença pneumocócica invasiva e acometimento hematológico ou renal grave, deve-se estar atento a esta rara complicação. Merecem investigação os seguintes aspectos relacionados à doença: a função da detecção precoce de antígenos T ativados no diagnóstico e terapêutica, o papel do fator H na patogênese, o método ideal de substituição renal e a definição do prognóstico em longo prazo.OBJECTIVE: Pneumococcal diseases are a major public health problem. Severe hemolytic-uremic syndrome is an uncommon complication. The aim of this study is to report a child with this complication. CASE DESCRIPTION: A male child with 17 months old was admitted to the hospital, due to acute respiratory failure, needing ventilatory support. Roentgenogram demonstrated massive condensation of right lung and Streptococcus pneumonia was isolated from blood cultures. Laboratory tests showed

  16. Preparation of Monoclonal Antibodies against Equine Influenza Virus Subtype H7N7%H7N7亚型马流感病毒单克隆抗体的制备

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    肖成蕊; 宋战昀; 刘阳; 王伟利; 孟庆峰; 孟日增

    2011-01-01

    目的 制备抗H7N7亚型马流感病毒(Equine influenza virus,EIV)的单克隆抗体,以建立特异、灵敏、简便的H7N7亚型流感病毒金标试纸检测方法.方法 以H7N7亚型EIV为抗原免疫BALB/c小鼠,取其脾细胞与骨髓瘤细胞SP2/0进行融合,通过血凝抑制(HI)试验和间接ELISA筛选能稳定分泌抗H7N7亚型EIV单克隆抗体的杂交瘤细胞,并对其分泌的单抗进行生物学特性鉴定.结果 筛选出3株能稳定分泌抗 H7N7亚型EN单抗的杂交瘤细胞株,分别命名为5B2、1C10和2B7;5B2和100株单抗为IgG2a亚型,2B7单抗为IgGM亚型,轻链均为K链;3株单抗均只与H7N7亚型EIV发生特异性反应,而不与H3N8亚型EIV、马动脉炎病毒(EAV)、马传染性贫血病毒(EIAV)、马乙型脑炎病毒(JEV)发生交叉反应,特异性良好.结论 已制备出3株针对H7N7亚型EIV的单克隆抗体,为H7N7亚型马流感疫情的快速诊断以及流行病学调查提供了良好的材料.%Objective To prepare the monoclonal antibodies(mAbs) against equine influenza virus (EIV) subtype H7N7 and develop a specific, sensitive and simple method for determination of the virus. Methods BALB / c mice were immunized with EIV subtype H7N7, of which splenocytes were fused with myeloma SP2/0 cells. The hybridoma cell strains stably secreting the mAbs against EIV subtype H7N7 were screened by hemagglutination inhibition (HI) test and indirect EL1SA, and the biological characteristics of the secreted mAbs were identified. Results Three hybridoma cell strains stably secreting mAbs against EIV subtype H7N7 were screened, named as 5B2, 1C10 and 2B7 respectively. The mAbs secreted by 5B2 and 1C10 cell strains were IgG2a, while that by 2B7 cell strain was lgG M, of which all the light chains were κ chains. All the mAbs reacted specifically with EIV subtype H7N7, while showed no cross reaction with EIV subtype H3N8, equine arteritis virus(EAV), equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV)or equine encephalitis virus

  17. Clinical analysis of 59 cases with connective tissue disease associated pulmonary arterial hypertension%结缔组织病相关性肺动脉高压59例临床分析

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    李杰; 刘双; 杨京华; 许尚栋

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To understand the incidence, clinical features and prognosis of connective tissue disease (CTD) associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) , increase awareness and attention about the disease. Methods: all cases with pulmonary arterial hypertension in 715 cases with connective tissue disease were analyzed retrospectively. Results;The overall incidence rate of CTD-associated PAH is about8. 3%. In 59 CTD-associated PAH cases, there are 47 female cases and 12 male cases, aged 23 to 95 years with the mean age of (57 ± 19) years. The duration is 0. 1 to 30 years, and the average duration is (7. 4 ±7. 3) years. A-mong these cases, Behcet s disease had the highest incidence of pulmonary hypertension; it is 19. 2% , followed by systemic lupus erythematosus (13. 7% ) , Sjogren's syndrome (13. 5% ) , rheumatoid arthritis (7. 4% ) , ar-teritis (3.5%, P < 0. 01) . Age and pulmonary artery pressure was negatively correlated (correlation coefficient r = - 0. 490, P < 0. 01) ; The proportions of interstitial lung disease, anti-nuclear antibody ( ANA) -positive rates, rheumatoid factor (RF) positive rates between PAH group and non-PAH group had statistical difference (P < 0. 05). Conclusion: PAH is a common complication in connective tissue disease. In our study, Behcet's disease and systemic lupus erythematosus had the highest incidence of PAH; earlier age of onset, more serious PAH; the patients with pulmonary fibrosis, elevated inflammatory indicators, positive ANA and RF are more likely to suffer CTD-associated PAH.'%目的:了解结缔组织病(connective tissue diseases,CTD)相关的肺动脉高压(pulmonary arterial hypertension,PAH)的发生率、临床特点及预后,提高对该病的认识及重视.方法:从715例CTD患者中筛选出伴有PAH的患者59例,对其临床资料进行回顾性分析.结果:合并的PAH的总发生率约为8.3%.59例患者中女性47例,男性12例;年龄23~95岁,平均(57±19)岁;病程1个月~ 30年.其中

  18. Peritonite infecciosa felina: 13 casos Feline infectious peritonitis: 13 cases

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    Fabiano Nunes de Oliveira

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Numa pesquisa realizada em tecidos de 638 gatos necropsiados, foram encontrados 13 casos (2,03% de peritonite infecciosa felina. Oito desses casos (61,53% eram da forma efusiva ou úmida, e 5 apresentavam a forma seca ou não-efusiva da doença. A idade dos gatos afetados variou de 2 meses a 3 anos. Doze gatos (92,30% eram de raças puras, cinco deles (38,47% eram oriundos de ambientes onde havia mais de um gato e três eram provenientes de um mesmo gatil. A duração da doença clínica foi de 7 a 45 dias e os sinais clínicos incluíram emagrecimento, anorexia, diarréia, icterícia, vômito, linfadenopatia e distúrbios neurológicos. Os achados de necropsia na forma úmida incluíam excesso de líquido viscoso (50ml a 1 litro, translúcido ou levemente opaco na cavidade peritoneal e, em um caso, na cavidade torácica. Exsudato fibrinoso cobria as superfícies serosas dos órgãos abdominais dando-lhes aspecto granular e brancacento. Na forma seca, havia múltiplos focos granulomatosos sob a superfície serosa e para o interior do parênquima de órgãos abdominais; esses achados eram particularmente proeminentes nos rins. Opacidade de córnea foi observada em um gato. Histologicamente, havia graus variáveis de vasculite e perivasculite piogranulomatosa, particularmente em arteríolas. Meningite ou meningoencefalite piogranulomatosa foram observadas em três gatos com a forma seca de peritonite infecciosa felina.In a survey carried out in tissue specimens from 638 necropsied cats, 13 cases (2.03% of feline infectious peritonitis were found. Eight of those (61.53% were of the effusive or wet form and five had the dry non-effusive form of the disease. Ages of affected cats varied from 2-months to 3 yeas. Twelve affected cats (92.30% were purebreds, five of these cats (38.47% came from households with more than one cat and three of them came from the same comercial cat raising facility. The duration of clinical courses were 7-45 days and

  19. Study on the delay aversion in childreh with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder%注意缺陷多动障碍儿童厌恶延迟研究

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    杨斌让; 陈楚侨; 李建英; 彭刚; 张玲玲

    2011-01-01

    [Objective] To determine the characteristics in motivational domain of delay aversion in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD). [Methods] One hundred children with ADHD and 100 healthy controls matched in age, gender, grade, handedness were measured with neuropsychological tests concerning the domain of delay aversion(i. e, choice delay tasks). The performance was compared using multivariate analysis of variance(MANOVA) and MACOVA with FIQ controlled for between two groups. [Results] The omnibus MANOVA of the primary neuropsychological variables revealed a large group effect with P=0. 009. The ANOVAs of each test showed that children with ADHD preferred .choosing one-point circle with 2-second delayed reward to two-point circle with 30-second delayed reward (P =0. 013) than healthy controls and the reaction time was longer(P=0. 027)in choice delay task 1. The results remainded unchanged arter controlling for FIQ. The results indicated that children with ADHD had a behavioural tendency of greater preference for smaller-immediate over larger-delayed rewards. There were no significant difference between ADHD group and healthy controls in CDT2. [Conclusions] There are significant delay aversion in children with ADHD. Delay aversin may be a causal mechanism associated with ADHD.%[目的]探讨注意缺陷多动障碍(attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,ADHD)儿童动机水平的延迟厌恶功能特征.[方法]运用两种选择延迟任务对100名ADHD儿童及对照组儿童分别进行延迟厌恶测试,采用多变量方差分析/协方差分析进行统计.[结果]总体发现,两组儿童在延迟厌恶功能上差异有统计学意义(P=0.009),单因素方差分析显示ADHD组儿童在选择延迟任务1中选择等待30 s后得到"2分"的圆的次数明显少于对照组儿童,而选择等待2 S后等到"1分"的圆的次数明显多于对照组儿童(P=0.013),其反应时也明显长于后者(P=0.027),控制FIQ协方差分析结

  20. MSCT尿路成像技术在泌尿系统疾病诊断中的价值%The value of multi-slice CT urography in diagnosis of urinary tract diseases

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    沈纪芳; 朱玉春; 王建良

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨多层螺旋CT(MSCT)尿路成像技术在泌尿系统疾病诊断中的价值.方法 对80例泌尿系统疾病患者行CT尿路成像检查,通过常规平扫、动脉期、静脉期、延迟期图像数据进行多平面重组法(MPR)、曲面重组法(CPR)、最大密度投影法(MIP)和容积成像法(VR)进行三维重组,对影像图像进行分析.结果 CT尿路成像技术能够清晰显示泌尿系统的整体结构和输尿管走行和周围组织的关系.80例中,泌尿系统结石46例,输尿管癌4例,肾盂癌1例,先天性发育畸形5例,输尿管炎性狭窄9例,输尿管瘘1例,输尿管息肉1例,盆腔内恶性肿瘤累及或术后侵犯7例,正常6例.MSCT尿路成像诊断特异性为i00%(80/80),诊断准确率为95%(76/80);1例输尿管息肉和3例炎性狭窄误诊为输尿管癌,误诊率为5%(4/80).结论 MSCT尿路成像图像清晰直观,可以作为早期确诊泌尿系统疾病的有效影像检查方法.%Objective To investigate the diagnostic value of multi-slice CT(MSCT) urography in urinary tract diseases. Methods CT urography was performed in 80 cases with urinary tract diseases. The multiplanar reconstruction (MPR), maximum intensity recontruction (MIP), cured planar reformation(CPR) and volume rendering(VR) were reconstructed based on the data extracted by conventional plain scan,arteral phase, venous phase and lag period scaa Results MSCT urography provided clear three dimensional images of the whole kidney, ureter and urinary bladder, the entire and partial structure,shape and relation with the tissues surrounding them. Of 80 cases, the diagnosis of urinary calculus was confermed in 46 cases, ureteral carcinoma in 4 cases, renal pelvic carcinoma in 1 case,urinary congenital malformation in 5 cases, urinary inflammation in 9 cases, ureteral fistula in 1 case,ureteral polyp in 1 case, ureter invaded by palvic magligant mass in 7 cases, and normal in 6 cases. In the diagnosis of urinary tract diseases, the

  1. 代谢综合征与冠状动脉狭窄程度及心血管危险评分的关系%Relation Between Metabolic Syndrome and Coronary Artery Stenosis, Cardiovascular Risk Score

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    李婉; 白小涓

    2012-01-01

    non-MS group, and the patients of hypertension and diabetes, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular risk score shows significant difference. Conclusions Metabolic syndrome suffered more severe coronary arter-y stenosis, and most of them have higher cardiovascular risk score. MS can be used as an important risk factor of coronary heart disease, and intervening the elements of MS early could contribute to the prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease.

  2. Esquistossomose pulmonar. II. Forma crônica reativada com hipertensão e Cor pulmonale

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    Jayme Neves

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    pulmonary arteritis characteristic of chronic pulmonary schistosomiasis and, simultaneously, the presence of schistosomatous granulomata in hyperergic reaction mainly produced by worms, one of the main anatômica! characteristics of the toxemic form. To explain the origin of the clinical toxi- infectious constelation, the hypotheses of an association with a co-existing infectious, or not infectious but fever producing cause, and of the superposition of a toxemic form over a pre-existing chronic one were eliminated. It was concluded, on the basis of clinical data, particularly those furnished by laparoscopy and the anatomical onas, that this a chronic case of schistosomiasis reactivated probably by the host uncommon immunological alteration. Everything points to the possibility that the unusual detour of the eggs, and of the worms to the lungs was due to the portal hypertension syndrome, and that the preferential route of this migration was determined by the shunts involving the portal and systemic circulations.

  3. Ateroskleroz ile il-1α (interleukin-1α -889 c/t gen polimorfizmi arasındaki ilişkinin araştırılması

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    Hasan Başçil

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Amaç. Genetik ve çevresel faktörler arasındaki ilişki sonucu ortaya çıkan kardiyovasküler hastalıkların gelişiminde inflamasyon anahtar rol oynamaktadır. İnterlökin-1α (IL-1α nın proinflamasyon regülasyonunda önemli rolü vardır. Bu çalışmada IL-1α-889 C/T polimorfizmi ile ateroskleroz arasındaki ilişkinin araştırılması amaçlanmıştır. Yöntem. Bu çalışma popülasyonu 117 hasta (Grup I ve 117 sağlıklı (Grup II bireyden oluşmuştur. Grup I ve Grup II deki bireylerin genomik DNA’sı izole edildi. IL-1α genotipleri rastgele seçilen örneklerden direkt dizi analizi yapılarak doğrulandı. Bulgular. Grup I 78 erkek ve 39 kadın bireyden, Grup II ise 49 erkek ve 68 kadın bireyden oluşmaktadır. Grup I bireylerin yaş ortalaması 61,06; Grup II bireylerin yaş ortalaması ise 59,47’dir. Grup I’de 43 bireyde, Grup II’de ise 28 bireyde yüksek kolesterol (total kolesterol>200 mg/dL bulundu. Grup I’de 62 bireyde, Grup II’de 51 bireyde sigara içiciliği bulundu. Grup I’de 81 bireyde yüksek tansiyon ( sistolik kan basıncı>140 mmHg ve/veya diyastolik kan basıncı >90 mmHg, 42 bireyde diyabet, Grup II’de 32 bireyde yüksek tansiyon, 41 bireyde diyabet bulundu. Aterosklerotik Grup I’de CC genotip taşıyan bireyler grubun %54,70’ini, CT genotip taşıyan bireyler %35,04’nü ve TT genotip taşıyan bireyler ise %10,25’ini oluşturmaktadır. Grup II’de ise bu oranlar CC genotip taşıyanlarda %59,82; CT genotip taşıyanlarda %30,76 ve TT genotip taşıyanlarda %9,40 olarak saptanmıştır. IL-1α polimorfizmi için C allel frekansı Grup II’de %75,21 ve Grup I’de %72,22’dir. T allel frekansı dağılımı Grup II’de %24,78 ve Grup I’de ise %27,77’dir. Sonuç. Koroner Arter hastalığı olan Grup I ile, kontrol grubu olan Grup II arasında yaş, cinsiyet dağılımı, hipertansiyon ve hiperkolesterolemi açısından istatistiksel olarak anlamlı bir ilişki saptanm

  4. Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I and thioredoxin are differentially expressed along the reproductive tract of the ewe during the oestrous cycle and after ovariectomy

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    Eriksson Håkan

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I and thioredoxin are regulated by gonadal steroids in the female reproductive tract of many species. Oestradiol regulates IGF-I and thioredoxin mRNA levels in the reproductive tract of prepubertal lambs. The physiological status (different endocrine environment may affect the sensitivity of the reproductive tract to oestradiol and progesterone. We studied the effects of different endocrine milieus (late-follicular and luteal phases of the oestrous cycle, and ovariectomy before or after puberty on the expression of IGF-I, thioredoxin, oestrogen receptor α (ERα and progesterone receptor (PR in sheep. The mRNA levels were determined by a solution hybridisation technique. In the uterus the levels of ERα, PR and thioredoxin mRNA were higher in the late-follicular phase group than in the other three groups, and IGF-I mRNA was high during both the late-follicular and the luteal phases. In the cervix only PR mRNA was significantly higher in the ewes in the late-follicular phase than in the other groups. In the oviducts the levels of thioredoxin and ERα mRNA were highest in the ovariectomised adult ewes, and thioredoxin mRNA was higher than the levels found in the ewes in the late-follicular phase. The IGF-I mRNA levels in the oviduct did not differ between any of the groups. The transcripts of IGF-I, thioredoxin, ERα and PR, varied according to the physiological status and also along the female reproductive tract, suggesting that the regulation of the mRNA levels of these factors by the steroid environment is tissue specific. Koncentrationen av insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I och thioredoxin regleras hos många arter i honors reproduktionsorgan av könssteroider. Sålunda reglerar östradiol IGF-I och thioredoxin mRNA i reproduktionsorganen hos prepubertala lamm. Djurets fysiologiska status (dvs den endokrina miljön kan påverka känsligheten hos reproduktionsorganen för östradiol och progesteron

  5. 双源CT对主动脉病变的诊断价值%Diagnostic Value of Dual Source CT Angiography in Aortic Disease

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    朱建国; 郭亮

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the value of the dual-source CT angiography (DSCT) in diagnosis of aortic disease. Methods 90 patients were suspected aortic disease with CTA, raw data were dealt with multiplanar reformation (MPR), curved planar reformation (CPR), maximum intensity projection (MIP) and volume rendering (VR). Results The aortic disease in 90 cases included aortic dissection 27 cases, aortic aneurysm 14 cases, takayasu arteritis 3 cases, atherosclerotic 15 cases, aortic ulcer 5 cases, aortic intramural hematoma 5 cases, aortic coarctation 1 case, aortic variations 1 case, portal spongy degeneration 1 case, Budd-Chiari Syndrome 1 case, superior mesenteric arterial thrombosis 2 cases, portal thrombosis 1 case, left renal artery aneurysms 1 case, splenic artery aneurysms 1 case, pulmonary embolism 4 cases, renal cancer 1 case, normal aortic 7 cases. All the image quality is excellent, and the average effective radiation dose was 3.14 mSv. Conclusion Dual-source CT angiography is significant in diagnosing aortic disease, and can reduce radiation dose.%目的:探讨双源CT扫描血管成像对主动脉病变的诊断价值。方法对临床可疑主动脉病变的90例患者采用双源CT血管造影(CTA)检查,并对原始数据采用多平面重建(MPR)、曲面重建(CPR)、最大密度投影(MIP)和容积再现(VR)后处理技术进行重建。结果90例患者中共检出主动脉夹层27例,主动脉瘤14例,大动脉炎3例,主动脉粥样硬化15例,主动脉壁溃疡5例,主动脉壁内血肿5例,主动脉缩窄1例,主动脉变异1例,门静脉海绵样变性1例,布加氏综合征1例,肠系膜上动脉血栓2例,门静脉血栓1例,左肾动脉瘤1例,脾动脉瘤1例,肺动脉血栓4例,肾癌1例,正常7例。所有图像质量优良,有效射线剂量平均约3.14 mSv。结论双源CT扫描对主动脉病变的诊断具有重要意义,并能降低辐射剂量。

  6. Histologia dos sacos herniários nas hérnias inguinais em adultos e crianças: presença de fibras musculares lisas e sua relação com o vaso sanguíneo Hernial sac hystology of the inguinal hernias: identification of smooth muscle fibers and their relation with the blood vessel

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    Artur Laizo

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar a relação dos vasos sanguíneos e as fibras de músculo liso presentes no saco herniário. MÉTODOS: Foram realizadas 250 operações para correção de hérnia inguinal em crianças e adultos de dois meses a 75 anos, no período de julho de 2002 a fevereiro de 2003. Foram isolados 192 sacos herniários em 184 procedimentos e somente oito pacientes foram tratados com hérnia inguinal bilateral. Foram excluídos os pacientes que não apresentavam saco herniário durante as operações, e nas mulheres por não haver material. Destes 184 casos, foram escolhidos, aleatoriamente, 90 pacientes para realização desta análise distribuídos em três grupos: 30 adultos masculinos, 30 crianças do gênero feminino e 30 crianças do gênero masculino. RESULTADOS: Os vasos sanguíneos estavam presentes em todos os campos estudados com uma média de 11 vasos por campo. As fibras de músculo liso estavam presentes em alguns casos e tanto na distância horizontal quanto na vertical com a arteríola escolhida, não apresentavam nenhuma relação. CONCLUSÃO: As fibras de músculo liso são próprias do saco herniário e não relacionadas com as dos vasos sanguíneos.OBJECTIVE: To study the correlation between the blood vessels and the smooth muscles in the hernial sac. MEHTODS: 250 surgeries were done to correct inguinal hernias, in children and adults from two months to 75 years old, from March 2002 and February 2003. A hundred ninety two hernial sacs were isolated in 184 surgeries and only eight patients were treated of bilateral inguinal hernia. They were excluded the patients with inguinal hernia which did not have hernial sac during the surgeries and the adult women cause there was no material. From these 184 cases, 90 patients were chosen aleatorialy to make this analysis. They were distributed as follows: 30 male children, 30 female children and 30 male adults. RESULTS: The vessels were present in all groups with a media of 11

  7. CT Virtual angioscopy of aortic arch%CT仿真血管内镜观察主动脉弓

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    李新平; 陈伟; 朱智明

    2011-01-01

    [ Objective ] To explore the clinical value of CT virtual angioscopy (CTVA) in the pre- and postpro-cedure evaluation of aortic arch related diseases. [Methods] 37 cases with thoracic disease underwent aortic CT angiography on a dual-source CT scanner. CTVA of aortic arch were performed with Fly-through software in all cas-? Es by using aortic CT angiographic source image data. [Results] 34 of 37 (92%) cases showed successful CTVA images, including aortic dissection (n =12), aneurysm (n =4), pseudoaneurysm (n =3), Takayasu arteritis (n =2),aortic coarctation (n =1), aneurysm combined with aortic dissection (n =1) and 11 patients following surgical or endovascu-lar procedures. CTVA of aortic arch could identify the ostia and its variations of supra-aortic vessels, estimate the localization of abnormalities with respect to supra-aortic vessels and display the stent grafts. [ Conclusions ] CTVA of aortic arch enables non-invasive visualization of the inner contours of the vasculature, and has certain instructive significance in the diagnostic classification, preprocedure planning and postprocedure evaluation for aortic arch related diseases.%目的 探讨CT仿真血管内镜(CTVA)在主动脉弓相关疾病术前和术后评价中的价值.方法 采用双源CT对37例胸主动脉疾病患者行主动脉CT成像检查,并将主动脉CT成像的源图像调至Fly-through软件中,对所有病例行主动脉弓CTVA观察.结果 92%(34/37)的病例获得了满意的CTVA图像,包括主动脉夹层12例、真性动脉瘤4例、假性动脉瘤3例、多发性大动脉炎2例、主动脉缩窄1例、真性动脉瘤合并夹层1例及11例术后随访病例.主动脉弓CTVA能明确弓上分支血管开口位置与变异、判断病变与弓上分支开口的空间关系以及显示支架型血管.结论 主动脉弓CTVA能无创观察血管腔内情况,对主动脉弓相关疾病的诊断分型、术前计划和术后评价具有一定的指导意义.

  8. Microcirculation in obesity: an unexplored domain

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    Nicolas Wiernsperger

    2007-12-01

    urgentemente identificados. Como a obesidade é uma situação cardiometabólica muito complexa, essa identificação deve ser feita em obesos não-complicados e em modelos animais adequados. A recente descoberta da transmissão inter-geração de fatores de risco da obesidade e também do papel fundamental da gestação e de eventos perinatais (fatores epi-genéticos dão origem a conceitos e linhas de pesquisa completamente novos. Considerando a estreita relação potencial entre a microcirculação e o metabolismo tecidual, demonstrações de anormalidades estruturais e/ou funcionais na fisiologia microvascular muito cedo na vida de pessoas com risco para obesidade podem fornecer uma base sólida para investigações futuras dessas ligações. A microcirculação (arteríolas, capilares e vênulas é conceitualmente um compartimento chave na determinação em uma ou várias décadas dos fatores genéticos e epi-genéticos em acúmulo de gordura. Os modelos experimentais disponíveis devem servir para responder essa questão extremamente relevante.

  9. Ausência de correlação entre as alterações morfológicas e bioquímicas na microcirculação de pacientes com esclerose sistêmica Absence of correlation between morphological and biochemical alterations in the microcirculation of patients with systemic sclerosis

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    Cristiane Kayser

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A medida da lacticemia de polpa digital sob estímulo frio (LPD-EF avalia um componente bioquímico da microcirculação, apresentando resultados anormais na esclerose sistêmica (ES. A capilaroscopia periungueal (CPU é um método estabelecido para avaliação do componente morfológico no fenômeno de Raynaud secundário à ES. No presente estudo pretende-se a confrontação dos achados da capilaroscopia periungueal com os dados da LPD-EF em dedos individuais de pacientes com esclerose sistêmica. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 14 pacientes com diagnóstico de ES e que apresentassem 3 dedos com grau discrepante de microangiopatia SD à CPU. Foi realizada dosagem da lacticemia de polpa digital nos três dedos selecionados em condições basais (LPD pré-EF e 10 minutos após estímulo frio (LPD pós-EF. A variação percentual das medidas de LPD pós-EF em relação à LPD pré-EF foi denominada ΔLPD. RESULTADOS: Houve acentuada variabilidade intraindividual (entre os diversos dedos nos parâmetros do teste do LPD-EF. Não encontramos diferença estatisticamente significante nos valores da LPD pré-EF, pós-EF ou ΔLPD ao compararmos os dedos com padrão capilaroscópico semelhante com os dedos díspares nos 14 pacientes com ES. Não houve correlação entre a intensidade dos achados morfológicos, registrados pela CPU, e as alterações funcionais, medidas pelo teste LPD-EF. CONCLUSÕES: A ausência de correlação entre as alterações microangiopáticas morfológicas verificadas pela CPU e as alterações funcionais de perfusão, avaliadas pelo teste da LPD-EF, sugere a possibilidade de que as últimas estejam relacionadas a lesões vasculares proximais, como arteríolas, artérias digitais e arco palmar.OBJECTIVE: The cold stimulus-fingertip lacticemy test (CS-FTL evaluates a microcirculation biochemical component and presents abnormal results in systemic sclerosis (SSc. Nailfold capillaroscopy is a well established method for the

  10. Transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas em doenças reumáticas. Parte 2: experiência brasileira e perspectivas futuras Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for rheumatic diseases. Part 2: brazilian experience and future prospectives

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    Júlio C. Voltarelli

    2005-10-01

    death before mobilisation and another after the first dose of the conditioning in an overlapping syndrome of SLE and SSc, and between 2 patients with vasculitis there was 1 sustained remission in Takayasu's arteritis and another in Behçet's disease. One patient with juvenile idiopathic arthritis was included in the protocol very recently. The follow-up of the patients varied from 0 to 48 months with a median of 29 months. We conclude the study with a discussion of future prospectives in developed countries, where randomized trials comparing transplantation with the best pharmacological therapy available have started recently, and in Brazil, where several adaptations of existing protocols are required and the cost of transplantation is much lower than that of new biological therapies.

  11. Histopatologia das lâminas do casco de equinos com laminite aguda induzida e tratados com ketoprofeno, fenilbutazona e flunixin meglumine Histopathology of the digital laminae from horses with acute induced laminitis treated with ketoprophen, phenylbutazone, and flunixin meglumin

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    F.O. Paes Leme

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se as alterações histológicas do tecido laminar, obtido por biopsia, em 20 equinos portadores de laminite induzida por sobrecarga de carboidratos e tratados com ketoprofeno, fenilbutazona ou flunixin meglumine. A biopsia foi colhida dos dígitos torácicos 72 horas após a indução. Os achados histológicos foram comparados com os achados de amostras de equinos isentos de laminite. Infiltrado inflamatório neutrofílico foi observado em 80%, congestão em 50%, hemorragia em 35% e hiperplasia na túnica íntima das arteríolas das lâminas dérmicas primárias em 15% das amostras. As taxas de microtrombos e coágulos foram 15% e 20%, respectivamente. Estes achados parecem decorrer dos distúrbios circulatórios que ocasionaram edema, congestão e hiperemia, seguidos de degeneração. Em 70% das análises realizadas nos animais tratados, as lesões histológicas foram inferiores aos graus de claudicação observados. Conclui-se que a biopsia de tecido laminar digital de equinos é viável, os artefatos decorrentes da técnica de biopsia não prejudicam a análise histológica das amostras e os anti-inflamatórios não esteroidais não são capazes de evitar as lesões laminares quando administrados após o início da sintomatologia clínica de laminite.Experimental laminitis caused by carbohydrate overload was induced in 20 healthy horses. Seventy two hours after induction, samples of the laminar tissue were obtained by biopsy from the thoracic limbs digits for histopathology. The histological findings were compared to samples from horses without laminitis. Neutrophilic infiltrate was observed in 80% of the samples, congestion in 50%, hemorrhage in 35%, and hyperplasia of the arteriolar intima layer of the primary dermal lamina in 15%. Thrombi and intravascular blood clots were observed in 15% and 20% of the samples, respectively. Apparently, these findings were due to circulatory changes that resulted in edema, congestion, and

  12. Febre catarral maligna em bovinos no Rio Grande do Sul: transmissão experimental para bovinos e caracterização do agente etiológico Malignant catarrhal fever in cattle in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: experimental transmission to cattle and characterization of the etiological agent

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    Shana L. Garmatz

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available São relatados dois surtos de febre catarral maligna (FCM em bovinos de duas propriedades rurais (A e B do município de Santiago, Rio Grande do Sul (RS, a transmissão da doença a bovinos suscetíveis e a detecção de DNA viral de herpesvírus bovino-2 (OvHV-2 em tecidos de bovinos afetados. Os dois surtos ocorreram de novembro de 2001 a fevereiro de 2002 (Propriedade A e de janeiro a fevereiro de 2003 (Propriedade B. O número de bovinos sob risco, as taxas de morbidade e de letalidade foram, respectivamente, 170, 10,59% e 83,33% na Propriedade A e 500, 2,4% e 100% na Propriedade B. Em ambas as propriedades havia contato de ovinos com os bovinos afetados, mas somente na Propriedade A havia ovelhas em parição. Nos bovinos afetados nas duas propriedades, a duração do curso clínico, os achados de necropsia e a histopatologia foram semelhantes. A maioria dos bovinos afetados morreu ou foi submetida à eutanásia in extremis após um curso clínico de 2 a 8 dias. Os sinais clínicos incluíam febre (40,5 e 41,5°C, corrimento nasal e ocular, opacidade da córnea, conjuntivite, salivação, erosões e ulcerações em mucosas, diarréia, hematúria e distúrbios neurológicos. Foram realizadas onze necropsias (nove na Propriedade A e duas na Propriedade B. Lesões macroscópicas incluíam erosões e úlceras nas mucosas dos cornetos nasais, cavidade oral e tratos gastrintestinal e urogenital; hemorragia e necrose da ponta das papilas bucais, aumento de volume dos linfonodos, múltiplos focos brancos no córtex renal e hiperemia das leptomeninges. Microscopicamente, havia arterite e degeneração fibrinóide em artérias de médio e pequeno calibre e em arteríolas de múltiplos órgãos e tecidos, necrose e inflamação em várias superfícies mucosas, ceratite, conjuntivite, uveíte, nefrite intersticial e encefalite. A transmissão experimental foi tentada em cinco bezerros (E1-E5 através da inoculação de cada um deles, por via

  13. Evaluation of renal blood perfusion: analysis of time-density curve with contrast-enhanced color Doppler%肾脏血流灌注的评估:造影增强彩色多普勒时间-强度曲线分析

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    柳建华; 何景光; 冉虹; 罗卓鹏; 查道刚; 刘伊丽

    2005-01-01

    背景:超声评价肾脏功能主要通过测量较粗大的肾脏各级动脉的血流参数或肾切面内动脉彩色血流面积所占的比例来推断,误差较大.目的:应用超声仪器随机配置的彩色多普勒时间-强度曲线软件评价肾脏血流灌注情况.设计:动物实验观察.单位:广州市第一人民医院功能检查科.材料:实验于1999-01/2000-04在广州军区广州总医院动物实验室完成,选择8只健康新西兰兔,雌雄各4只,体质量2.5~3.5 kg.观察肾脏16个.声学造影剂为全氟显,主要成分为声振白蛋白的微泡,微泡内有一定浓度的全氟丙烷气体.方法:兔外周静脉团注造影剂全氟显后用彩色多普勒能量图、彩色多普勒血流显像和彩色多普勒能量谐波成像连续采集肾脏彩色血流图像,随机配置软件显示时间-强度曲线.主要观察指标:造影增强肾脏血流灌注时间-强度曲线的形态.结果:进入结果分析8只家兔.肾脏血流造影增强的时间-强度曲线呈单峰状,上升支陡直,下降支平缓.调节时间轴上的感兴趣线可作定量分析,回放显示注射造影剂后对应某一时刻的造影增强的彩色多普勒图像.结论:造影增强彩色多普勒血流显像和彩色多普勒能量图的时间-强度曲线能有效的观察肾脏血流灌注特征,既可显示整个肾脏的血流灌注情况,也用于观察低血流灌注区域,发现病灶进一步绘制肾功能图.%BACKGROUND:By using ultrasound examination, renal function was conventionally assessed through measuring the blood flow parameters of large renal arteries in all levels and the rate of the color flow area in arter ies on the cross section of kidneys, in which method great errors have been induced.OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to assess the renal blood perfusion with use of the image analysis software package in the color Doppler system.DESIGN: It was an experimental study on animals.SETTING: This study was conducted in

  14. 国际医师会诊网络系统在眼病诊断及治疗中的应用%Application and clinical significance of International Physician Referral Network in diagnosing and treating ocular diseases

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    赵宏; 王瑞峰; 李彩红; 周芳; 赵晓金; 田思佳

    2016-01-01

    Objective To discuss clinical application and significance of International Physician Referral Network(IPRN) in diagnosing and treating ocular diseases.Methods A total of 318 cases from March 2014 to September 2015 were enrolled in this study.All detailed data were transmitted to the center for Fundus Diseases Control and Prevention in Kansas for discussion about the diagnosis and the opinion of treatment and surgery.Results Among the 318 cases,there were 48 cases of proliferative diabetic retinopathy,42 cases of age related macular degeneration,39 cases of refractory glaucoma,35 cases of familial exudative vitreoretionpathy,22 cases of panuveitis,20 cases of optic neuroretinopathy,19 cases of external exudative retinopathy,15 cases of retinal vein occlusion,15 cases of retinopathy in high myopic eyes,14 cases of cytomegalovirus retinitis,13 cases of congenital coloboma of choroid,11 cases of retinoschisis,8 cases of central retinal arteral occlusion,5 cases of retinal cysticercosis,3 cases of acute evanescent white dots syndrome,3 cases of melanoma of choroid,2 cases of retinal racemose angioma,2 cases of retinal maeroaneurysm,1 ease of diffuse choroid atrophy,and 1 ease of melanocytoma of the optic disc.The feedback diagnosis was identical with that of us in 292 cases,the corresponding rate of diagnosis was 91.82% (292/318).The 25 G vitrectomy was performed in 42 patients with diabetic retinopathy,5 patients with retinal cysticercosis,and 4 patients with retinal detachment caused by cytomegalovirus retinitis.12 patients with age related macular degeneration received intravitreal ranibizumab,patients with refractory glaucoma had glaucoma filtration device implantation.All the proposed treatment methods,except some very special drugs therapy,were adopted by our hospital.Conclusion A new work mode of medical diagnosis is started by telemedicine consultation and cooperation over international medical resources in China,which deserves further exploration and

  15. Inhibition of nitric oxide synthesis for four days induces vascular abnormalities and myocardial infarct areas but not significant arterial hypertension Inibição da síntese do óxido nítrico durante quatro dias induz anormalidades vasculares e áreas de infarto miocárdico, porém, não induz hipertensão arterial significativa

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    Ricardo Xavier-Vidal

    2012-06-01

    -nitro-arginina-metil-éster, Sigma Chemical, St. Louis bloqueia a síntese do óxido nítrico necessária para a manutenção da pressão arterial normal. OBJETIVO: Estudar as lesões miocárdicas ocorridas por razão da inibição da síntese do óxido nítrico durante quatro dias (por meio da administração oral de L-NAME em concentração de 75 mgs versus 100 mL-1. MÉTODOS:Quatorze ratos Wistar jovens normotensos adultos foram submetidos durante quatro dias ao L-NAME. Seis foram utilizados como Grupo Controle. Aos quatro dias de experimento, os animais foram anestesiados, pesados, os tórax foram abertos e a cardiomiotomia foi efetuada. Os corações foram pesados, fixados e processados usando métodos de rotina e cortados em 3 µm de espessura e corados. RESULTADOS: As anormalidades foram observadas nas paredes arteriais de vasos de todos os calibres, como, por exemplo, o aumento da parede arterial relacionada principalmente à proliferação das células musculares lisas dos animais submetidos ao bloqueio do óxido nítrico. Também foi identificada proliferação das células da túnica íntima e seu espessamento nos vasos arteriais de pequeno calibre (arteríolas. Áreas de infarto estavam presentes. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados sugerem que a inibição do óxido nítrico durante quatro dias induz anormalidades vasculares e áreas de infarto do miocárdio, contudo, não induz hipertensão arterial.

  16. ED 08-4 DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSIVE EMERGENCY IN CHILDREN.

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    Shi, Lin

    2016-09-01

    According to the seventh report of Joint National Committee (JNC 7), hypertensive emergency (HE), a kind of hypertensive crisis, is defined as a sudden and abrupt elevation in blood pressure so as to cause acute target organ dysfunctions, including central nervous system, cardiovascular system or kidneys. Patients with HE require immediate reduction in markedly elevated blood pressure. Currently, there are no international guidelines for children HE, so the JNC definition is commonly used. Hypertensive emergency in children is rare but a life-threatening emergency. Generally, secondary hypertension is the most common reason of hypertensive emergency. We analyzed clinical features of 16 patients with HE who were diagnosed as HE from Jan 2007 to Dec 2015 in our hospital. Results showed that all patients were diagnosed as secondary hypertension, including 10 cases associated with renal diseases, 3 cases with Takayasu arteritis,1case with hypercortisolism, 1 case with migraine, and 1 case with unknown reason. The pathophysiologic mechanisms of HE involve sympathetic hyperactivity and increasing of vasoconstricting substances, activation of renin-angiotensin system (RAS), decreasing in auto-regulation of target organs, and chronic endothelial damage and remodeling. There is strong evidence that the renin-angiotensin system plays an important role in the genesis of hypertensive crisis. Target organ dysfunctions may be manifested as hypertensive encephalopathy, acute left ventricular failure, acute renal failure and papilledema, etc. Hypertensive encephalopathy is the most common one with the symptoms of persistent headache, nausea, vomiting, altered mental status, convulsion and coma. Some patients may be revealed as reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy. Among 16 patients involved in our study, 13 patients had encephalopathy with 4 cases of reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy, 4 patients had acute heart failure with 1 case of fundus exudation, and 2 case of

  17. Effect of vertebral artery hypoplasia on the territory-related perfusion of posterior inferior cerebellar artery%椎动脉发育不全对小脑后下动脉供血区脑灌注的影响

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    马乾坤; 张道培; 张杰文; 张淑玲; 鹿桂凤; 尹所

    2016-01-01

    shorter diameter side of vertebral artery to the mirror-imaging areas were calculat-ed.VAH was determined as diameter of less than 2mm or an asymmetry ratio of noless than 1.7:1 of bilateral vertebral arter-ies.The patients were divided into VAH group or non-VAH group according to the above-mentioned definition.Differences in clinical data and PWI parameters of cerebellum and medulla oblongata were compared between the two groups.Difference would be considered statistically significant if P <0.05.Results:A total of 1 14 patients were admitted,including 57 males and 57 females.There are 31 cases (27.2%)in VAH group including 5 cases on the left side of vertebral artery and 26 cases on the right and 83 cases in non-VAH group.There were significant differences in the number of rTTP (P=0.005)or rCBF (P=0. 031 )of less than 85% between two groups.Significant difference tended to emerge in rCBF.No significant difference existed in rMTT or rCBV of ≤85%.Conclusions VAH could cause the hypo-perfusion of relevant territories of posterior inferior cerebel-lar artery,mainly predominating TTP extension and CBF reduction.

  18. 门静脉淤血对硬化肝脏缺血再灌注的损伤作用%TO INVESTIGATE THE MECHANISMS OF HIR INJURY IN CIRRH OTIC RAT LIVER

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    华赟鹏; 梁力建; 黄洁夫

    2001-01-01

    To investigate the mechanisms of HIR i njury in cirrhotic rat liver.Methods:At first,the rats with cir rhotic liver were produced by carbon tetrachloride(CCL4) injected subcutaneously . Then these rats were divided into four groups randomly.Group A(n=6) were made sh a m operation,only opened their abdomens,not cross-clamped the hepatic hila;In gro u p B(n=16),the superior mesenteric vein was occulded for 40min with arteral and p ortal hepatic inflow from the spleinic vein maintained.In group C(n=16),extracor poreal portosystemic shunt from portal vein to inferior vena cava was performed to avoid portal venous congestion during pringle's maneuver for 40min .In group D(n=16),total hepatic ischemia with portal venous congestion was induced by pr ingle's maneuver for 40min.The 7 day survival rate、AST、ALT、HA、TNF and liver 、pulmonary histology were observed.Results:The 7 day survival rate of Group B、C、D were separately 50%、80%、40%.The level of TNF in group B 、C、D increased significantly 4hr after reperfusion,compared with it (0.177±0. 139u/ml)before operation,and in group A(0.315±0.182u/ml)(P<0.01).TNF of Group B、C、D were separately 0.631±0.198u/ml、0.596±0.223u/ml、0.789±0.371u/ml.Th e level of AST 4hr after reperfusion in group D was higher significantly than it in group C(P<0.01).And AST、ALT of group C were higher than those of group B (P <0.05).HA of group D was higher than group B,C was higher than A significantly, 4hr after reperfusion (P<0.01).Liver and lung histology could be found the aspe ct of injure.Conclusions:The portal venous congestion was the im portant factor of HIR injury in cirrhotic rat liver.%研究肝硬化大鼠肝缺血再灌注(Hepatic Ischeia Reperfusi on,HIR)损伤的机制。方法:用60%四氯化碳(CCl4)溶液皮下注射的方法制作肝硬化大鼠模 型。随机分为四组:A组:假手术组(6只),B组:单纯肠系膜上静脉阻断(16只),C组:肝门 阻断+门腔转流(16只

  19. 非洲马瘟病毒VP7和NS2双重荧光RT-PCR检测技术的建立与应用%Development and Application of Duplex Real-time RT-PCR Assay for the Detection of VP7 and NS2 of African Horse Sickness Virus

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    高志强; 张鹤晓; 乔彩霞; 蒲静; 张伟; 谷强; 刘环; 张利峰; 马贵平

    2013-01-01

      Nucleic acid sequences of representative strains of different genotypes of African horse sickness viruses(AHSV)were aligned with the DNAMAN software. The two highly conservative NS2 and VP7 regions were then subjected to design primers and probes. The artificially synthesized nucleic acid fragments including amplification regions were used to prepare double strand RNA (dsRNA)by in vitro transcription in two directions(T7 and SP6). A duplex real-time TaqMan RT-PCR assay was developed to detect and quantify AHSV by optimization of reaction conditions using prepared dsRNA. The developed assay was used to detect a set of extracted pathogen RNA/DNA including those of AHSV,Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis virus(EEEV and WEEV), equine arteritis virus(EAV),equine influenza virus subtype H3N8(EIV H3N8),Salmonella abortus equi,Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidimicus resulting in positive only for AHSV RNA,but negative for other virus nucleic acids,suggesting that the developed assay was specific and reliable. The detection limit of the real-time RT-PCR was 1.0×102copies per reaction,10 times more sensitive than that of the conventional RT–PCR based on gel electrophoresis. Also the double gene design could ensure the reliability, and efficiently reduce false negative results. By testing 248 clinical samples,it is confirmed that this assay was rapid,sensitive and repeatable,meeting the requirements for rapid diagnosis of AHSV.%  利用DNAMAN软件对非洲马瘟病毒不同基因型代表株的序列进行分析,选择其高度保守的VP7和NS2基因设计合成引物和探针。人工分别合成包含有扩增区域的VP7和NS2核苷酸片段进行双向(T7和SP6)体外转录制备双链RNA(dsRNA)。使用制备的dsRNA在对荧光定量RT-PCR的反应条件优化的基础上,建立了适用于非洲马瘟病毒检测的双重通用荧光定量RT-PCR检测技术。应用建立的方法对非洲马瘟病毒核酸,马流感病毒核酸

  20. Resultados tardios das reconstruções arteriais dos membros inferiores com a utilização de veias portadoras de dilatações varicosas revestidas seletivamente com segmentos protéticos Infrainguinal arterial bypasses using dilated varicose veins selectively wrapped with prosthetic segments - late results

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    Didier Mellière

    2005-01-01

    performed in 12 patients (10 males, two females, aged 33-77 years (mean age = 68. Surgical indication was arteritis (n = 7, popliteal aneurysm (n = 4, or rupture of a Dacron graft (n = 1. Location of the bypass was femoro-popliteal (n = 8, femoro-infrapopliteal (n = 3 or popliteo-popliteal (n = 1. Position of the vein was ex situ, either reversed (n = 9 or non-reversed devalvulated (n = 3. The number of dilatations reinforced with a graft were one (n = 2, two (n = 3, three (n = 6 and four (n = 1. All reinforcements except one were made with PTFE grafts. RESULTS: Two vein bypasses occluded, one early due to distal bed deficit and the other one 4 years after the surgery. The other 10 grafts remained patent during the follow-up, which ranged from 1 to 11 years (mean = 4 years. Half of the patients demonstrated some degree of progressive deterioration of the distal bed. At the last control, two patients had a patent bypass in spite of a deserted run-off. CONCLUSION: The results of this series show that long-term patency of the wrapped vein-bypasses look far better than those of prosthetic-grafts in this location described in the literature. The wrapping can be easily performed with a short thin wall PTFE graft. It is useless to reduce the dilatations before the wrapping by suture or resection - anastomosis. Wrapped segments will not develop hyperplastic stenosis. Unwrapped segments may enlarge moderately without a risk of rupture.

  1. Gene therapy with VEGF 165 for angiogenesis in experimental acute myocardial infarction Terapia gênica com VEGF 165 para angiogênese no infarto agudo do miocárdio experimental

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    Roberto T. Sant'Anna

    2003-06-01

    na concentração de 200 ug/ml (grupo tratado: seis cães. Os animais foram recuperados e realizada cintilografia miocárdica com Tecnécio imediatamente e 14 dias após IAM. Os animais foram sacrificados e o coração retirado para estudo histológico da área de infarto, de sua periferia e de área da parede ventricular posterior, visando contagem eletrônica de capilares e arteríolas. RESULTADOS: Cintilografia mostrou modificações na perfusão miocárdica comparáveis entre os grupos quanto ao estudo imediato e 15 dias após IAM, sendo que os dois grupos mostraram uma recuperação de 70 a 90 % da hipoperfusão demonstrada no 1o exame. O estudo histológico da área de transição do IAM revelou um maior número de vasos no grupo tratado em relação ao grupo controle (média de 123,81 + 21,48 e 40 + 6,13, respectivamente; p 0,05. CONCLUSÕES: Injeção transmural de plasmídeo VEGF 165 resultou em significativo aumento no número de capilares na zona de transição do IAM experimental. O aumento de capilares pela terapia gênica tem presumível efeito benéfico na redução e recuperação da área isquêmica.

  2. Intoxicação por veneno de cobra: necrose symetrica da cortex renal: uremia

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    1938-01-01

    Full Text Available Em um caso fatal de ophidismo, em individuo de 15 annos de edade, picado por uma cobra jararaca (Bothrops jararaca na face externa da perna direita e que veio a fallecer 26 dias apoz o accidente, os A.A, descrevem as lesões anatomo-pathologicas encontradas e as modificações do metabolismo, evidenciadas pelos exames chimicos do sangue. As principaes alterações existentes, acham-se localisadas nos rins os quaes apresentam lesões de glomerulonephrite diffusa e o aspecto typico da necrose cortical symmetrica. Como alterações de maior significação observam-se ainda lesões vasculares de grande intensidade e constituidas essencialmente por processo de endoarterite productiva. A necrose symmetrica da cortex renal, a vista das intensas alterações vasculares (endoarterite productiva que acarretaram a obliteração das arterías, é considerada como a consequencia immediata de taes lesões vasculares. Os vasos renaes, séde do processo inflammatorio, são as arterias interlobar, arciforme e interlobular, mas principalmente as arteriolares da camada cortical. O processo de endoarterite assume sempre o carater progressivo, de modo que a luz vascular vae sendo aos poucos, totalmente obstruida. Ao contrario do que se tem observado nos casos de necrose cortical symmetrica, citados na literatura, em que as alterações parenchymatosas são consequentes a thrombose dos vasos reanes, no caso presente esse aspecto não foi verificado mas tão sómente a existencia da endoarterite productiva obliterante. Consideram os A.A. as lesões renaes no caso que estudaram, como a resultante da actuação lenta e prolongada do veneno de cobra sobre as estructuras renaes, baseados nos seguintes factos já conhecidos e admittidos: eliminação do veneno de cobra pelos rins; capacidade do mesmo veneno, determinar a glomerulo-nephrite diffusa e acção do veneno de cobra sobre o endothelio vascular, facilitada essencialmente pela funcção especifica do orgão. As

  3. Prognosis of pediatric ischemic stroke: a long-term follow-up study%儿童缺血性脑卒中远期预后追踪研究

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    李久伟; 丁昌红; 赵若岩; 邹丽萍

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the long-term outcome of pediatric ischemic stroke( IS ) and influencial factors. Methods Patients who were admitted and given a discharge diagnosis of AIS from Beijng Children's Hospital were identified . Only first admissions from January 1992 to May 1997 were recruited. By retrospective review, initial causal factors, characteristics of clinical presentations and imaging were analyzed. The patients received a series of face-to-face examinations in Beijng Children's Hospital including questionnaire, physical examinations, activities of daily living( ADL), intelligence quotient( IQ ), Fugl-Meyer assessment MFA ), magnetic resonance imaging( MRI ) and magnetic resonance angiography( MRA ) scans of head. Results The records of 44 children were retrieved. One child died due to underlying disease. Three children were lost to follow-up. Fifteen patients were not willing to undergo follow-up examination. At last , 25 ( 14 males ) patients were included. The mean interval between the onset and the follow-up was 12. 2 years. Age at follow-up ranged from 11.3 years to 24. 2 years( mean 16. 3 years ). (T) 23 children presented with hemiparesis and 2 with tetraplegia at onset. Five children presented with seizure at the time of stroke. In 10 patients, the cause of stroke remained unknown. Ischemic stroke occurred after mild head trauma in 5 patients and after infectious disorders in 5 patients. Moyamoya disease was found in 2 children. One case was with respiratory infection and headtrauma. Heart disease and cerebral arteritis were found in 1 case, respectively. ?Five children with seizures at onset did not develop epilepsy during the follow-up, however, two cases without seizures at onset developed epilepsy. Recurrence was observed in 2 patients with Moyamoya disease. ?At follow-up, all of the 25 children were functionally independent with improved muscle strength and the score of FIM ranged from 108 to 126. FMA was 100 in llpatients which meant

  4. Saphenous vein graft true aneurysms: Report of nine cases and review of the literature

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    2004-01-01

    . We had two such cases developed three and five years after primary operation. In three of our cases ASVG aneurysm showed an atherosclerotic origin, while in 3 non atherosclerotic. The exact mechanism of aneurysm degeneration of the ASVG in arterial position is unknown. There is likely a combination of factors including: - mechanical trauma during vein harvesting and operation [9,30]; - weakness at branching sites in the vein [2,9]; - potential weakness in the vicinity of the venous valves due to absence of the circular muscle cuff in the media of the vessel wall [5]; - infection [16]; - trauma caused by bony structures near the graft [18,30]; - arteritis [13,14,26, 27, 30]; - atherosclerosis [2,3,5-11,18,19,21,24,25]; - hemodinamic factors from the arterial pressure [23]; - transmural ischemie injury of the vein wall due to disrupting of the vasa vasorum after removing of the vein segments [28,29,33]; Brody cold this fenomen „devascularization of the venous graft" [34]; - diffuse nature of this process in patients with multiple aneurysmal changes [20,32] (our cases 2,3,4,6 and 8; - using of the cephalic [9], or superficial femoral vein [1] (case 7; - changed veins (one of our cases. The use of in situ bypass technique for arterial reconstruction would theoretically, minimize endothelial trauma by reducing operative manipulation, preserving vasa vasorum, and eliminating the pressure induced endothelial desquamation that has been associated with mechanical destination of reversed vein graft during their harvest. However, Sassoust [15] in 1986 reported 5 cases of true aneuryms of the ASVG after in situ F-P bypass. After Sassoust's new cases of ASVG aneurysm following F-P in situ bypass surgery were reported [22-24]. CONCLUSION Early ASVG aneurysm formation occurring six months after surgery has been found to be the result of preexisting unrecognized vein wall weakness or injury at the time of harvest, while aneurysm discovered 5 or more years postoperatively, were

  5. Improvement of valerian-ligusticum extract on cerebral microcirculatory disturbance%复方缬芎提取物改善脑微循环障碍作用

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    薛存宽; 何学斌; 屈文; 李颖; 曾伶; 彭仁琇

    2005-01-01

    injected in coccygeal nerve. Fifteen minutes later, radio-immunity counter was used periment of arteral-ovenous bypass method for thrombosis, before the opercal saline successively, continuously for 7 days, once per day. After 24 hours of medication pause, with abdominal anesthesia with pentobarbitol sodium, a catheter (with surgical thread inside) was used in vitro to connect common cervical vein and carotid artery. Thrombus mass was scaled 15 dominal anesthesia of chloral hydrate, intraluminal thread approach (ITA)was used to block unilateral MCA. Except that ITA was not used, the other management in sham-operation group was same as experimental groups.Gastric perfusion was done with VLE(156, 94, 31.3 mg/kg), ligustrazine operation and 3 hours and 12 hours after operation. 24 hours after modeling, the assessment was done for behavioral neurological damage and brain sive cerebral ischemia experiment, the model was prepared by coccygeal injection of collagen + adrenalin (AD). Respectively, 30 minutes before modeling injection and 1 hour after injection, gastric perfusion was done with VLE (200, 40 mg/kg), ligustrazine (10 mg/kg) or solvent enhancer of equal volume successively to observe the numbers of dead mice in 5 minutes after modeling and the numbers of hemiplegia mice in 15 minutes;and to determine brain mass index 8 hours later after sacrificed and lactic acid level of brain tissue homogenate with ultraviolet spectrophotometry.group.RESULTS: In the experiment of acute extensive brain ischemia in mice, in solvent control, during modeling, 3 mice were died and the rest 207 mice brain tissue in mice, the ratios of brain with and blood γ ray pulsating intensity in VLE 85 mg/kg group and VLE 170 mg/kg were higher than model group (0.53±0.09, 0.55±0.08, 0.45±0.08, t=2.234 6, 2.793 3, P method in rats, the thrombus masses in VLE 156 mg/kg group, 94 mg/kg group and 31.3 g/kg group were lower remarkably than the model group [(12.66±4.79), (13.31 ±3.97), (13.49±4