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IgG4-related systemic disease is a recently described entity that can elude even the most astute diagnostician. Patients with the disease, characterized by the infiltration of polyclonal IgG4-positive plasmacytes, can present with single or multi-organ involvement. Manifestations include dacryoadenitis, sialadenitis, thyroiditis, pneumonitis, retroperitoneal fibrosis, pancreatitis, sclerosing cholangitis, tubulointerstitial nephritis, prostatitis, and hypophysitis. We describe a biopsy-confirmed case with extensive multi-organ involvement, including hypophysitis, dacryoadenitis, retroperitoneal fibrosis and tubulointerstitial nephritis. By reporting this case, we hope to bring IgG4-related systemic disease to the attention of the broader medical community as it is an elusive disease that commonly responds to systemic corticosteroids.
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Weekend dosing of prednisone is equally beneficial to the standard daily dosing of prednisone. Analysis of side effect profiles demonstrated overall tolerability of both dosing regimens.
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Introduction Ramsay Hunt syndrome is the second most common cause of facial palsy. Early and correct treatment should be performed to avoid complications, such as permanent facial nerve dysfunction. Objective The objective of this study is to review the prognosis of the facial palsy on Ramsay Hunt syndrome, considering the different treatments proposed in the literature. Data Synthesis We read the abstract of 78 studies; we selected 31 studies and read them in full. We selected 19 studies for appraisal. Among the 882 selected patients, 621 (70.4%) achieved a House-Brackmann score of I or II; 68% of the patients treated only with steroids achieved HB I or II, versus 70.5% when treated with steroids plus antiviral agents. Among patients with complete facial palsy (grades V or VI), 51.4% recovered to grades I or II. The rate of complete recovery varied considering the steroid associated with acyclovir: 81.3% for methylprednisolone, 69.2% for prednisone; 61.4% for prednisolone; and 76.3% for hydrocortisone. Conclusions Patients with Ramsay-hunt syndrome, when early diagnosed and treated, achieve high rates of complete recovery. The association of steroids and acyclovir is better than steroids used in monotherapy.
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IVIG may be useful in the treatment of SS-associated sensorimotor neuropathies or nonataxic sensory neuropathy without any necrotizing vasculitis. The benefit of such therapy in the SS-related ataxic neuropathy seems less clear.
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In the past, it was believed that when advanced-stage prostate cancer became resistant to hormonal management, no chemotherapy should be administered, as survival was not prolonged. Mitoxanthrone and prednisone were mostly administered, while recently, other agents such as docetaxel or paclitaxel have been tested both with and without hormonal treatment. The objective of the present phase II study was to determine the survival and the response rate of patients after the chemotherapy was administered. Sixty-five patients with advanced prostate cancer were included. The inclusion criteria involved histological confirmation of adenocarcinoma and resistance to hormonal therapy. The majority of the patients had stage IVa or IVb disease and a performance status of 0-1 to 2. The treatment involved chemotherapy in combination with a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) or dexamethasone or estramustine. The hormone treatment preceded the cytotoxic administration and no amelioration in the patients nor prostate serum antigen (PSA) reduction was observed. The initial cytotoxic agents administered were docetaxel 75 mg/m(2) in 25 patients, mitoxanthrone 10 mg/m(2) in 15 patients, epirubicin 75 mg/m(2) in 15 patients and paclitaxel 175 mg/m(2) in 10 patients, all repeated every 3 weeks. The response rate was documented by bone scan, CT scan of the abdomen (and occasionally of the chest) and by the PSA serum value. Clinical benefit was also estimated. Thirty-three (50.77%) patients achieved a partial response; stable disease was observed in 24 (36.92%) patients and disease progression in 8 (12.31%). Twenty-two (33.85%) experienced clinical benefit. A significant PSA reduction was seen in 35 (53.85%) patients. The median survival was 18 months and the range 3-84 months. One, 2, 3 and five-year survival was 75.38, 23.07, 12.30 and 4.66%, respectively. Toxicity was well-tolerated. Patients with hormone-resistant advanced prostate cancer do have good prospects for receiving substantial benefit with the addition of chemotherapy, as observed in the present trial.
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Consecutive patients (n = 240) with chronic cough were recruited and randomly assigned to receive modified (modified group) or primary (primary group) sequential three-step empirical therapy. The primary end-point was the overall rate of control of chronic cough. Secondary end-points were the rate of control of chronic cough at each step of therapy, the duration of treatment required, changes in cough symptom score, health-related quality of life and possible adverse effects.
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Treating children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) has been a clinical challenge for pediatricians. We recruited 24 children (18 boys and six girls) with steroid-resistant idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (SRINS) who were <2 years. All patients were administered prednisone 2 mg/kg per day prior to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). By the end of the eighth week, MMF was initiated at 25-30 mg/kg daily for 6- 12 months. Prednisone dose was reduced stepwise. Biochemical assays were performed every 2 months. Complete remission was achieved in 15 patients, partial remission in six, and no response to MMF was noted in three. With MMF treatment, the levels of urinary protein and serum cholesterol decreased and that of serum albumin increased in a time-dependant manner. We demonstrated the MMF could reduce proteinuria in SRINS children <2 years. Our study suggests that MMF therapy might be an effective strategy for treating SRINS in children <2 years.
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Our observation suggests a potential triggering role of CMV primary infection in the development of scleroderma. Histological features from our observation addresses the role of CMV and NK cells in the development of endothelial damage and fibrotic process.
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The records of consecutive patients (n = 125, 141 treatment episodes) treated with rituximab alone or in combination with chemotherapy and corticosteroids were analyzed retrospectively for the incidence, spectrum and outcome of infections during treatment and 6 months after the last course of rituximab. Univariate analysis of cofactors such as steroid medication, antiinfective prophylaxis, underlying disease and remission status were performed.
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PURPOSE Preclinical studies indicate that metronomic chemotherapy is antiangiogenic and synergistic with other antiangiogenic agents. We designed a phase I/II study to evaluate the safety and activity of adding dalteparin and prednisone to metronomic cyclophosphamide and methotrexate in women with measurable metastatic breast cancer (MBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients received daily dalteparin and oral cyclophosphamide, twice-weekly methotrexate, and daily prednisone (dalCMP). The primary study end point was clinical benefit rate (CBR), a combination of complete response (CR), partial response (PR), and prolonged stable disease for > or = 24 weeks (pSD). Secondary end points included time to progression (TTP), duration of response, and overall survival (OS). Biomarker response to treatment was assessed by using plasma vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and soluble VEGF receptors (sVEGFRs) -1 and -2. Results Forty-one eligible patients were accrued. Sixteen (39%) had no prior chemotherapy for MBC; 15 (37%) had two or more chemotherapy regimens for MBC. Toxicities were minimal except for transient grade 3 elevation of liver transaminases in 11 patients (27%) and grade 3 vomiting in one patient (2%). One patient (2%) had CR, six (15%) had PR, and three (7%) had pSD, for a CBR of 10 (24%) of 41 patients. Median TTP was 10 weeks (95% CI, 8 to 17 weeks), and median OS was 48 weeks (95% CI, 32 to 79 weeks). VEGF levels decreased but not significantly, whereas sVEGFR-1 and -2 levels increased significantly after 2 weeks of therapy. There was no correlation between response and VEGF, sVEGFR-1, or sVEGFR-2 levels. CONCLUSION Metronomic dalCMP is safe, well tolerated, and clinically active in MBC.
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Treatment with cabazitaxel plus prednisone has important clinical antitumour activity, improving overall survival in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer whose disease has progressed during or after docetaxel-based therapy.
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An experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis (EAMG) rat model was established by inoculating rats with acetylcholine receptors extracted from Torpedo. Rats were divided into three groups: model, prednisone, and Sijunzi decoction, and were fed physiological saline, prednisone, or Sijunzi decoction, respectively. NMJ and muscle cell mitochondria ultrastructure were observed by transmission electron microscope. The amount of ATP was assessed by high performance liquid chromatography. The activities of mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes I, II, III, and IV was determined using the Clark oxygen electrode method.
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Sustained local antibiotic delivery using PMMA implants and expander device exchange can successfully salvage an infected breast implant. Perceived benefits include shorter time to completed reconstruction, preserved skin envelope integrity, and possibly improved long-term aesthetic outcomes.
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The introduction of modified-release (MR) prednisone adds a drug with encouraging potential to the armamentarium of the rheumatologist. In particular, for patients experiencing a reduced quality of life due to prolonged morning stiffness, it is a promising therapeutic approach. Two clinical trials and one open-label observational study investigated the effectiveness of MR prednisone in reducing rheumatoid arthritis-related morning stiffness for both new and current users of corticosteroids. The efficacy and safety of MR prednisone use in rheumatoid arthritis patients are reviewed in this article. This includes pivotal trials as well as pathophysiological considerations and clinical implications.
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Immunosuppressive therapy with chlorambucil administered over several years often induces remission of Behçet's syndrome. However, both case reports indicate that symptoms can change from Behçet's syndrome to systemic vasculitis or rheumatoid arthritis.
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NHp eradication does not obviously enhance the therapeutic effect on childhood acute ITP, but can decrease the relapse rate in one year. HP eradication therapy is recommended in children with acute ITP and Hp infection.
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We describe a case of 40-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with symptoms of non-radiating epigastric pain for 4-5 days associated with nausea and vomiting. Her history was significant for asthma with recurrent exacerbations, polyneuropathy and recurrent sinus infections. Liver function tests revealed cholestasis. Antinuclear antibody and antismooth muscle cell antibody were positive. Liver biopsy revealed active chronic hepatitis with cholestasis. A diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis was made. All other causes of cholestatic jaundice were ruled out. Her history of recurrent asthma exacerbations, eosinophilia, recurrent sinus infections and positive myeloperoxidase antibodies was suggestive of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis. She was found to have combination of autoimmune hepatitis and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a rarely reported association in the medical literature. She was started on prednisone for her autoimmune hepatitis. On follow-up with her gastroenterologist, her transaminases were trending down and she was symptomatically better.
Intratympanic steroid therapy (IT-S) was as effective as systemic steroid therapy (SST) or combined therapy (CT) and could be considered a first-line therapeutic modality for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). Due to its known safety and efficacy, IT-S will be particularly suitable for patients with SSNHL who have chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, or chronic renal failure.
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Our study represents the largest cohort of patients with MTX and UC reported to date and suggests that approximately one-third of patients were successfully weaned off steroids with MTX therapy. MTX should be considered in the long-term management of patients with UC on steroids.
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The databases including PubMed and abstracts presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meetings up to April 2014 were systematically searched. Eligible studies included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in which abiraterone plus prednisone was compared to placebo plus prednisone in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients. The summary incidence, relative risk, hazard ratio and 95%CI were calculated using random or fixed-effects models. Heterogeneity test was performed to test between-study differences in efficacy and toxicity.
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To determine whether postoperative radioiodine (RAI) combined with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective, safe, and feasible method for elimination of excessive postsurgical thyroid remnant for differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC).
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Tacrolimus and cyclosporine monotherapy may be as effective as immunosuppression combination therapy. Mycophenolate mofetil monotherapy was not considerable. Tacrolimus monotherapy does not increase recurrence of HCV.
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The present investigation demonstrated that RRF possessed appreciable immunopotentiating activity and had a relatively wide margin of safety. Long-term treatment of RRF exhibited estrogenic properties, and retarded certain age-associated degenerations. RRF might have the potential for further development as a safe and effective alternative/complementary to conventional medication in relieving perimenopausal symptoms.
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To assess whether in early (rheumatoid) arthritis (RA) patients, metacarpal bone mineral density (BMD) loss after 4 months predicts radiological progression after 1 year of antirheumatic treatment.
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Of the 1310 screened reports, the literature analysis identified 15 assessing infection risk of LD-CT in RA patients. Of the eight reports that studied all types of infection, six articles found no association between risk of infection and LD-CT, one showed an association between severe infections and LD-CT (OR=8 [1-64]) and another showed a dose-dependent association including doses of less than 5mg/day: RR=1.32 [1.06-1.63] and doses between 6 to 10mg/day: RR=1.95 [1.53-2.46]. Of the three trials that studied infection risk secondary to bacteria, one showed an increased risk (HR=1.7 [1.5-2.0]) while two did not (respectively, exposure to <5mg/day: OR=1.34 [0.85-2.13]; 6 to 9mg/day: OR=1.53 [0.95-2.48] and <5mg/day: OR=1.49 [0.82-2.72]; 5 to 10mg/day: OR=1.46 [0.84-2.54]). None of the three trials studying postoperative infection risk found any association between infection risk and LD-CT treatment. Two reports studied herpes zoster risk and found no association with LD-CT.
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Following a strict elimination diet resulted in marked improvement in skin lesions in both patients. In one of our patients we observed a decrease in IgE and IgM levels after a 3 week diet. The systemic symptoms persisted and improved only after adding pefloxacin, followed by a 3-day empirical course of intravenous prednisone in the first patient and a course of plasmapheresis in the second one.