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Subcutaneous oedema

R Naveena, Nayana K Hashilkar, Reshma Davangeri, Suneel I Majagi
Background & objectives: Inflammatory processes are a recognized feature of atherosclerotic lesions. Ranolazine inhibits the inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein, interleukins-1 and -6 and tumour necrosis factor-alpha. The present study was planned to evaluate the effect of anti-inflammatory activity of ranolazine in acute and sub-acute models of inflammation in rats and compare the same with that of control (gum acacia 1%) and aspirin (standard anti-inflammatory drug)...
December 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Nara Lins Meira Quintão, Maria Verônica Dávila Pastor, Carla de Souza Antonialli, Gislaine Francieli da Silva, Lilian Wünsch Rocha, Talita Elisa Berté, Márcia Maria de Souza, Christiane Meyre-Silva, Ruth Meri Lucinda-Silva, Tania Mari Belle Bresolin, Valdir Cechinel Filho
ETHNOPHARMMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aleurites moluccana is used in folk medicine to treat pain, fever, asthma, hepatitis, gastric ulcer and inflammatory process in general, and the nut oil had been topically applied to treat arthritis and other joint pain, however the seeds are classified as toxic for oral use. AIM: Faced with the need for new alternative to treat the symptoms and modify rheumatoid arthritis (RA) the aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of A...
February 12, 2019: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Thomas Batty, Shuja Majeed, Christina Wlodek, Harsha Gunawardena
Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) is a syndrome of unknown aetiology characterised by progressive collagenous thickening of the subcutaneous fascia. Limb oedema can precede the skin thickening and induration classically associated with EF. We describe a case of EF in a 31-year-old woman who presented to her general practitioner with lower limb oedema and stiffness. Blood tests in primary care showed a persistently raised alanine transferase (ALT). No hepatic cause for her raised ALT was found despite investigation...
December 22, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Nicolò Girolimetto, Luisa Costa, Luana Mancarella, Olga Addimanda, Paolo Bottiglieri, Francesco Santelli, Riccardo Meliconi, Rosario Peluso, Antonio Del Puente, Pierluigi Macchioni, Carlo Salvarani, Dennis McGonagle, Raffaele Scarpa, Francesco Caso
OBJECTIVES: To explore the link between ultrasonographic features of dactylitis in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and symptoms, digital tenderness and duration of dactylitis. METHODS: Forty-eight cases of PsA dactylitis were investigated using high frequency ultrasound (US) both in grey scale (GS) and Power Doppler (PD), evaluating the presence and the degree of flexor tenosynovitis, peri-tendinous oedema, subcutaneous PD, extensor tendon involvement, GS synovitis and intra-articular PD signal (PDS) of the involved digits...
December 19, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Asım Uslu
Full-thickness skin grafts (FTSGs) and flaps from the upper eyelid or cheek can be used for reconstruction of lower eyelid defects, including the anterior lamella. However, the upper eyelid has a limited and insufficient amount of skin, whereas cheek flaps have a restricted arch of rotation. Here we report the procedure and outcomes of a perforator/subcutaneous pedicled propeller flap for reconstruction of lower eyelid defects including the anterior lamella. A retrospective study of 12 patients who underwent treatment for eyelid anterior lamella defects with perforator/subcutaneous pedicled propeller flaps was conducted between March 2015 and June 2017...
September 20, 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Roman Hakl, Pavel Kuklínek, Irena Krčmová, Pavlína Králíčková, Tomáš Freiberger, Petr Janků, Marcela Vlková, Jiří Litzman
PURPOSE: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare disease caused by a C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) deficit. Clinically, HAE is manifested by repeated episodes of localized subcutaneous or submucosal oedema attacks. Managing HAE patients in pregnancy is challenging, since there are only limited data on the safety and efficacy of various therapeutic approaches. METHODS: We present our clinical experience treating acute HAE attacks during pregnancy in six consecutive patients...
October 2018: Journal of Clinical Immunology
Éva Gyuris, Csaba Nemes, Tibor Magyar
Anatipestifer disease is a contagious disease caused by Riemerella anatipestifer, affecting primarily ducks, geese and turkeys, and characterised by listlessness, diarrhoea, sneezing, nasal discharge, and nervous signs. Sporadically, it occurs in a wide range of other domesticated and wild birds as well. The incidence and characteristics of the disease seen in the three main host species are summarised based on birds submitted for routine laboratory investigation in Hungary over the period 2010-2014. The infection was diagnosed in a higher percentage in geese (9...
September 2018: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
M Ibarra, A Eekema, C Ussery, D Neuhardt, K Garby, K L Herbst
Lipoedema is painful nodular subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) on legs and arms of women sparing the trunk. People with Dercum disease (DD) have painful SAT masses. Lipoedema and DD fat resists loss by diet and exercise. Treatments other than surgery are needed. Six women with lipoedema and one with DD underwent twelve 90-min sessions over 4 weeks. Body composition by dual X-ray absorptiometry scan, leg volume, weight, pain, bioimpedance, tissue size by caliper and ultrasound were analysed before and after SAT therapy by paired t-tests...
September 24, 2018: Clinical Obesity
Dragana P Srebro, Sonja Vučković, Aleksandar Milovanović, Katarina Savić Vujović, Čedomir Vučetić, Milica Prostran
Dizocilpine is a highly selective and potent non-competitive antagonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptor. It is well known that dizocilpine has different neuroprotective effects in animal models of pain, epilepsy and oedema during trauma. The search for alternative antiinflammatory drugs is ongoing. We investigated the anti-oedematous effects of dizocilpine and the probable mechanism of action in a rat model that mimics local and persistent inflammation without tissue injury or damage. Male Wistar rats were injected with 100 μL of 0...
September 4, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Noor Shafina Mohd Nor, Choong Yi Fong, Kartini Rahmat, Wan Mun Vanessa Lee, Azriyanti Anuar Zaini, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin
Cerebral oedema is the most common neurological complication of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). However, ischaemic and haemorrhagic brain injury has been reported infrequently. A 10-year old girl who was previously well presented with severe DKA. She was tachycardic with poor peripheral perfusion but normotensive. However, two fast boluses totalling 40 ml/kg normal saline were given. She was transferred to another hospital where she was intubated due to drowsiness. Rehydration fluid (maintenance and 48-hour correction for 7...
April 2018: European Endocrinology
Mohit Shukla, Rishi Patel, Halyna Kuzyshyn, David Feinstein
Subcutaneous oedema is a rare presenting clinical manifestation of dermatomyositis. In this case, we report a 44-year-old man presenting with bilateral upper extremity predominant swelling and weakness. The proximal muscle weakness, dysphagia and presence of Gottron's papules as well poikiloderma like skin changes led to the clinical diagnosis of dermatomyositis. He received aggressive treatment with high-dose glucocorticoids and required intravenous immunoglobulin with improvement in his symptoms.
May 30, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Amanda J L Cheng, Timothy J Sadler
A 77-year-old man was admitted with a relapse of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive vasculitis with pulmonary involvement and acute kidney injury. There was a background of pulmonary fibrosis (non-specific interstitial pneumonia type pattern) and superadded pulmonary haemorrhage, acute pulmonary oedema and sepsis. The patient was intubated for 4 days and remained dependent on high flow oxygen and continuous positive airway pressure after extubation. A chest radiograph performed 2 weeks after extubation demonstrated unexpected, extensive pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Wayne West, Doreen Brady-West, Keon P West
Purpose: To compare the relationship between obesity markers Body Mass Index (BMI) and Back Fat Thickness (BFT) and oedema in the lumbo-sacral subcutaneous adipose tissue. Patients and methods: A retrospective study was performed of consecutive Magnetic Resonance Imaging examinations on 149 adults (95 females and 54 males) scanned at 1.5T between October 1 and December 31, 2010. The extent of oedema was graded from 1 to 8 based on the number of involved anatomical segments on the Fat Sat sequence...
January 2018: Heliyon
Saul N Rajak, Shyamala C Huilgol, Masahiro Murakami, Dinesh Selva
PURPOSE: Propeller flaps are island flaps that reach the recipient site through an axial rotation. The flap has a subcutaneous pedicle on which it pivots, thereby resembling a helicopter propeller. We present our series of propeller flaps for the reconstruction of large eyelid defects. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of the clinical case notes of eight patients that underwent tumour excision with reconstruction with a cutaneous propeller flap supplied by a non-perforator orbicularis pedicle between July and December 2016...
July 2018: Eye
Bárbara F G de Queiroz, Marcella P A de Almeida, Y S Bakhle, Janetti N Francischi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This study aimed to assess the potential of calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP), a neuropeptide released from sensory nerves, to induce oedema in orofacial tissue. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Wistar rats (150-200 g) anesthetized with isoflurane were injected intraorally with CGRP (100 μl; 8-33 pmol) in the right side of the mouth. The contralateral side was injected with the same volume of physiological saline. Increased cheek thickness (in mm), as a measure of oedema formation, was assayed bilaterally with a digital caliper before (T = 0) and up to 24 h following injection of CGRP...
April 2018: Neuropeptides
Ana-María Lacosta, María Pascual-Lucas, Pedro Pesini, Diego Casabona, Virginia Pérez-Grijalba, Iván Marcos-Campos, Leticia Sarasa, Jesus Canudas, Hassnae Badi, Inmaculada Monleón, Itziar San-José, Josep Munuera, Octavio Rodríguez-Gómez, Carla Abdelnour, Asunción Lafuente, Mar Buendía, Mercè Boada, Lluis Tárraga, Agustín Ruiz, Manuel Sarasa
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy targeting the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide is a promising strategy for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD); however, none of the active or passive vaccines tested have been demonstrated to be effective to date. We have developed the first active vaccine against the C-terminal end of Aβ40 , ABvac40, and assessed its safety and tolerability in a phase I clinical trial. METHODS: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, phase I study of ABvac40 was conducted with patients aged 50-85 years with mild to moderate AD...
January 29, 2018: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
Rami Komrokji, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Lionel Ades, Thomas Prebet, David P Steensma, Joseph G Jurcic, Mikkael A Sekeres, Jesus Berdeja, Michael R Savona, Odile Beyne-Rauzy, Aspasia Stamatoullas, Amy E DeZern, Jacques Delaunay, Gautam Borthakur, Robert Rifkin, Thomas E Boyd, Abderrhamane Laadem, Bond Vo, Jennie Zhang, Marie Puccio-Pick, Kenneth M Attie, Pierre Fenaux, Alan F List
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes are characterised by ineffective erythropoiesis leading to anaemia. Sotatercept (ACE-011) is a novel activin receptor type IIA fusion protein that acts as a ligand trap to neutralise negative regulators of late-stage erythropoiesis. The aim of the study was to establish a safe and effective dose of sotatercept for the treatment of anaemia in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes. METHODS: This open-label, multicentre, dose-ranging, phase 2 trial took place at 11 treatment centres in the USA and France...
February 2018: Lancet Haematology
Jane C Quinn, Yuchi Chen, Belinda Hackney, Muhammad Shoaib Tufail, Leslie A Weston, Panayiotis Loukopoulos
BACKGROUND: Primary photosensitisation (PS) subsequent to ingestion of the pasture legume Biserrula pelecinus L. (biserrula) has recently been confirmed in grazing livestock. Given the potential utility of this pasture species in challenging climates, a grazing trial was undertaken to examine if both varieties 'Casbah' and 'Mauro' were able to cause photosensitisation in livestock, and if this could be mitigated by grazing in winter, or in combination with other common pasture species...
January 11, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Hung-Jung Lin, Chien-Chin Hsu, Chung-Ching Chio, Yu-Feng Tian, Mao-Tsun Lin, Ting-Wei Lin, Chih-Hsien Chang, Ching-Ping Chang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In response to traumatic brain injury (TBI), activated microglia exhibit changes in their morphology from the resting ramified phenotype toward the activated hypertrophic or amoeboid phenotype. Here, we provide the first description of the mechanism underlying the neuroprotective effects of γ-secretase inhibitors on TBI outcomes in rats. METHODS: The neuroprotective effects of γ-secretase inhibitors such as LY411575 or CHF5074 on TBI-induced neurotoxicity were analysed using a neurological motor function evaluation, cerebral contusion assay, immunohistochemical staining for microglia phenotypes, lung injury score and Evans Blue dye extravasation assay of brain and lung oedema...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
T A Aleksanyan
This article presents the results of the evaluation of the effectiveness of physiotherapy during the postoperative period following rhinoplastic surgery based on the analysis of the dynamics of the clinical symptoms in 374 patients divided into two groups. The main group was comprised of 286 (86.5%) patients who had undergone the comprehensive postoperative rehabilitation with the use of the chosen physiotherapeutic procedures while the group of comparison consisted of 88 (23.5%) patients treated othrerwise...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
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