A chronic inflammatory process that affects the AORTA and its primary branches, such as the brachiocephalic artery (BRACHIOCEPHALIC TRUNK) and CAROTID ARTERIES. It results in progressive arterial stenosis, occlusion, and aneurysm formation. The pulse in the arm is hard to detect. Patients with aortitis syndrome often exhibit retinopathy.
INFLAMMATION of any ARTERIES.
A systemic autoimmune disorder that typically affects medium and large ARTERIES, usually leading to occlusive granulomatous vasculitis with transmural infiltrate containing multinucleated GIANT CELLS. The TEMPORAL ARTERY is commonly involved. This disorder appears primarily in people over the age of 50. Symptoms include FEVER; FATIGUE; HEADACHE; visual impairment; pain in the jaw and tongue; and aggravation of pain by cold temperatures. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed)
The type species of the genus ARTERIVIRUS and the etiologic agent of an important equine respiratory disease causing abortion, pneumonia, or other infections.
Arteries arising from the external carotid or the maxillary artery and distributing to the temporal region.
A syndrome in the elderly characterized by proximal joint and muscle pain, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and a self-limiting course. Pain is usually accompanied by evidence of an inflammatory reaction. Women are affected twice as commonly as men and Caucasians more frequently than other groups. The condition is frequently associated with GIANT CELL ARTERITIS and some theories pose the possibility that the two diseases arise from a single etiology or even that they are the same entity.
Infections caused by viruses of the genus ARTERIVIRUS.
A form of necrotizing non-granulomatous inflammation occurring primarily in medium-sized ARTERIES, often with microaneurysms. It is characterized by muscle, joint, and abdominal pain resulting from arterial infarction and scarring in affected organs. Polyarteritis nodosa with lung involvement is called CHURG-STRAUSS SYNDROME.
A specific HLA-B surface antigen subtype. Members of this subtype contain alpha chains that are encoded by the HLA-B*52 allele family.
Conditions resulting from abnormalities in the arteries branching from the ASCENDING AORTA, the curved portion of the aorta. These syndromes are results of occlusion or abnormal blood flow to the head-neck or arm region leading to neurological defects and weakness in an arm. These syndromes are associated with vascular malformations; ATHEROSCLEROSIS; TRAUMA; and blood clots.
Diseases of domestic and wild horses of the species Equus caballus.
Measurement of rate of settling of erythrocytes in anticoagulated blood.
Inflammation of the wall of the AORTA.
A genus of the family ARTERIVIRIDAE, in the order NIDOVIRALES. The type species is ARTERITIS VIRUS, EQUINE.
A glucocorticoid with the general properties of the corticosteroids. It is the drug of choice for all conditions in which routine systemic corticosteroid therapy is indicated, except adrenal deficiency states.
Artery arising from the brachiocephalic trunk on the right side and from the arch of the aorta on the left side. It distributes to the neck, thoracic wall, spinal cord, brain, meninges, and upper limb.
Large, hoofed mammals of the family EQUIDAE. Horses are active day and night with most of the day spent seeking and consuming food. Feeding peaks occur in the early morning and late afternoon, and there are several daily periods of rest.
A clinically significant reduction in blood supply to the BRAIN STEM and CEREBELLUM (i.e., VERTEBROBASILAR INSUFFICIENCY) resulting from reversal of blood flow through the VERTEBRAL ARTERY from occlusion or stenosis of the proximal subclavian or brachiocephalic artery. Common symptoms include VERTIGO; SYNCOPE; and INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION of the involved upper extremity. Subclavian steal may also occur in asymptomatic individuals. (From J Cardiovasc Surg 1994;35(1):11-4; Acta Neurol Scand 1994;90(3):174-8)
The continuation of the subclavian artery; it distributes over the upper limb, axilla, chest and shoulder.
Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.
Ischemic injury to the OPTIC NERVE which usually affects the OPTIC DISK (optic neuropathy, anterior ischemic) and less frequently the retrobulbar portion of the nerve (optic neuropathy, posterior ischemic). The injury results from occlusion of arterial blood supply which may result from TEMPORAL ARTERITIS; ATHEROSCLEROSIS; COLLAGEN DISEASES; EMBOLISM; DIABETES MELLITUS; and other conditions. The disease primarily occurs in the sixth decade or later and presents with the sudden onset of painless and usually severe monocular visual loss. Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy also features optic disk edema with microhemorrhages. The optic disk appears normal in posterior ischemic optic neuropathy. (Glaser, Neuro-Ophthalmology, 2nd ed, p135)
Radiography of blood vessels after injection of a contrast medium.
An acute, febrile, mucocutaneous condition accompanied by swelling of cervical lymph nodes in infants and young children. The principal symptoms are fever, congestion of the ocular conjunctivae, reddening of the lips and oral cavity, protuberance of tongue papillae, and edema or erythema of the extremities.
Infection of horses with parasitic nematodes of the superfamily STRONGYLOIDEA. Characteristics include the development of hemorrhagic nodules on the abdominal peritoneum.
The first and largest artery branching from the aortic arch. It distributes blood to the right side of the head and neck and to the right arm.
Inflammation of any one of the blood vessels, including the ARTERIES; VEINS; and rest of the vasculature system in the body.
Inflammation of blood vessels within the central nervous system. Primary vasculitis is usually caused by autoimmune or idiopathic factors, while secondary vasculitis is caused by existing disease process. Clinical manifestations are highly variable but include HEADACHE; SEIZURES; behavioral alterations; INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES; TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK; and BRAIN INFARCTION. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp856-61)
Non-invasive method of vascular imaging and determination of internal anatomy without injection of contrast media or radiation exposure. The technique is used especially in CEREBRAL ANGIOGRAPHY as well as for studies of other vascular structures.
Radiographic visualization of the aorta and its branches by injection of contrast media, using percutaneous puncture or catheterization procedures.
Substances that reduce or suppress INFLAMMATION.
A rod-shaped bacterium isolated from milk and cheese, dairy products and dairy environments, sour dough, cow dung, silage, and human mouth, human intestinal contents and stools, and the human vagina.
A group of CORTICOSTEROIDS that affect carbohydrate metabolism (GLUCONEOGENESIS, liver glycogen deposition, elevation of BLOOD SUGAR), inhibit ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE secretion, and possess pronounced anti-inflammatory activity. They also play a role in fat and protein metabolism, maintenance of arterial blood pressure, alteration of the connective tissue response to injury, reduction in the number of circulating lymphocytes, and functioning of the central nervous system.
Pathological outpouching or sac-like dilatation in the wall of any blood vessel (ARTERIES or VEINS) or the heart (HEART ANEURYSM). It indicates a thin and weakened area in the wall which may later rupture. Aneurysms are classified by location, etiology, or other characteristics.
Acute or chronic inflammation of the arachnoid membrane of the meninges most often involving the spinal cord or base of the brain. This term generally refers to a persistent inflammatory process characterized by thickening of the ARACHNOID membrane and dural adhesions. Associated conditions include prior surgery, infections, trauma, SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, and chemical irritation. Clinical features vary with the site of inflammation, but include cranial neuropathies, radiculopathies, and myelopathies. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch48, p25)
Inflammation of ARTERIES in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that occurs in patients with ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME or AIDS-RELATED OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS.
A synthetic anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid derived from CORTISONE. It is biologically inert and converted to PREDNISOLONE in the liver.
A PREDNISOLONE derivative with similar anti-inflammatory action.
Formation of an infarct, which is NECROSIS in tissue due to local ISCHEMIA resulting from obstruction of BLOOD CIRCULATION, most commonly by a THROMBUS or EMBOLUS.
Sudden ISCHEMIA in the RETINA due to blocked blood flow through the CENTRAL RETINAL ARTERY or its branches leading to sudden complete or partial loss of vision, respectively, in the eye.
The inability to see or the loss or absence of perception of visual stimuli. This condition may be the result of EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; OPTIC CHIASM diseases; or BRAIN DISEASES affecting the VISUAL PATHWAYS or OCCIPITAL LOBE.
An abnormal balloon- or sac-like dilatation in the wall of AORTA.
A syndrome characterized by a TONIC PUPIL that occurs in combination with decreased lower extremity reflexes. The affected pupil will respond more briskly to accommodation than to light (light-near dissociation) and is supersensitive to dilute pilocarpine eye drops, which induce pupillary constriction. Pathologic features include degeneration of the ciliary ganglion and postganglionic parasympathetic fibers that innervate the pupillary constrictor muscle. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p279)
A branch of the abdominal aorta which supplies the kidneys, adrenal glands and ureters.
A family of RNA viruses, mainly arboviruses, consisting of two genera: ALPHAVIRUS (group A arboviruses), and RUBIVIRUS. Virions are spherical, 60-70 nm in diameter, with a lipoprotein envelope tightly applied to the icosahedral nucleocapsid.
The aorta from the DIAPHRAGM to the bifurcation into the right and left common iliac arteries.
Nutrient blood vessels which supply the walls of large arteries or veins.
Ultrasonography applying the Doppler effect, with the superposition of flow information as colors on a gray scale in a real-time image. This type of ultrasonography is well-suited to identifying the location of high-velocity flow (such as in a stenosis) or of mapping the extent of flow in a certain region.
Pathological processes which result in the partial or complete obstruction of ARTERIES. They are characterized by greatly reduced or absence of blood flow through these vessels. They are also known as arterial insufficiency.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
Transient complete or partial monocular blindness due to retinal ischemia. This may be caused by emboli from the CAROTID ARTERY (usually in association with CAROTID STENOSIS) and other locations that enter the central RETINAL ARTERY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p245)
The first branch of the SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY with distribution to muscles of the NECK; VERTEBRAE; SPINAL CORD; CEREBELLUM; and interior of the CEREBRUM.
Pathological condition characterized by the backflow of blood from the ASCENDING AORTA back into the LEFT VENTRICLE, leading to regurgitation. It is caused by diseases of the AORTIC VALVE or its surrounding tissue (aortic root).
Vaccines used in conjunction with diagnostic tests to differentiate vaccinated animals from carrier animals. Marker vaccines can be either a subunit or a gene-deleted vaccine.
The main trunk of the systemic arteries.
The portion of the descending aorta proceeding from the arch of the aorta and extending to the DIAPHRAGM, eventually connecting to the ABDOMINAL AORTA.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
The vessels carrying blood away from the heart.
The outer covering of the calvaria. It is composed of several layers: SKIN; subcutaneous connective tissue; the occipitofrontal muscle which includes the tendinous galea aponeurotica; loose connective tissue; and the pericranium (the PERIOSTEUM of the SKULL).

Adventitial delivery minimizes the proinflammatory effects of adenoviral vectors. (1/236)

PURPOSE: Adenovirus-mediated arterial gene transfer is a promising tool in the study of vascular biology and the development of vascular gene therapy. However, intraluminal delivery of adenoviral vectors causes vascular inflammation and neointimal formation. Whether these complications could be avoided and gene transfer efficiency maintained by means of delivering adenoviral vectors via the adventitia was studied. METHODS: Replication-defective adenoviral vectors encoding a beta-galactosidase (beta-gal) gene (AdRSVnLacZ) or without a recombinant gene (AdNull) were infused into the lumen or the adventitia of rabbit carotid arteries. Two days after infusion of either AdRSVnLacZ (n = 8 adventitial, n = 8 luminal) or AdNull (n = 4 luminal), recombinant gene expression was quantitated by histochemistry (performed on tissue sections) and with a beta-gal activity assay (performed on vessel extracts). Inflammation caused by adenovirus infusion was assessed 14 days after infusion of either AdNull (n = 6) or vehicle (n = 6) into the carotid adventitia. Inflammation was assessed by means of examination of histologic sections for the presence of neointimal formation and infiltrating T cells and for the expression of markers of vascular cell activation (ICAM-1 and VCAM-1). To measure the systemic immune response to adventitial infusion of adenovirus, plasma samples (n = 3) were drawn 14 days after infusion of AdNull and assayed for neutralizing antibodies. RESULTS: Two days after luminal infusion of AdRSVnLacZ, approximately 30% of luminal endothelial cells expressed beta-gal. Similarly, 2 days after infusion of AdRSVnLacZ to the adventitia, approximately 30% of adventitial cells expressed beta-gal. beta-gal expression was present in the carotid adventitia, the internal jugular vein adventitia, and the vagus nerve perineurium. Elevated beta-gal activity (50- to 80-fold more than background; P <.05) was detected in extracts made from all AdRSVnLacZ-transduced arteries. The amount of recombinant protein expression per vessel did not differ significantly between vessels transduced via the adventitia (17.1 mU/mg total protein [range, 8.1 to 71.5]) and those transduced via a luminal approach (10.0 mU/mg total protein [range, 3.9 to 42.6]). Notably, adventitial delivery of AdNull did not cause neointimal formation. In addition, vascular inflammation in arteries transduced via the adventitia (ie, T-cell infiltrates and ICAM-1 expression) was confined to the adventitia, sparing both the intima and media. Antiadenoviral neutralizing antibodies were present in all rabbits after adventitial delivery of AdNull. CONCLUSION: Infusion of adenoviral vectors into the carotid artery adventitia achieves recombinant gene expression at a level equivalent to that achieved by means of intraluminal vector infusion. Because adventitial gene transfer can be performed by means of direct application during open surgical procedures, this technically simple procedure may be more clinically applicable than intraluminal delivery. Moreover, despite the generation of a systemic immune response, adventitial infusion had no detectable pathologic effects on the vascular intima or media. For these reasons, adventitial gene delivery may be a particularly useful experimental and clinical tool.  (+info)

Expression of interleukin-10 in advanced human atherosclerotic plaques: relation to inducible nitric oxide synthase expression and cell death. (2/236)

Inflammation is a major feature of human atherosclerosis and is central to development and progression of the disease. A variety of proinflammatory cytokines are expressed in the atherosclerotic plaque and may modulate extracellular matrix remodeling, cell proliferation, and cell death. Little is known, however, about the expression and potential role of anti-inflammatory cytokines in human atherosclerosis. Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a major anti-inflammatory cytokine whose expression and potential effects in advanced human atherosclerotic plaques have not been evaluated. We studied 21 advanced human atherosclerotic plaques. IL-10 expression was analyzed by use of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemical techniques. Inducible nitric oxide synthase expression was assessed by using immunohistochemistry, and cell death was determined by use of the TUNEL method. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction identified IL-10 mRNA in 12 of 17 atherosclerotic plaques. Immunohistochemical staining of serial sections and double staining identified immunoreactive IL-10 mainly in macrophages, as well as in smooth muscle cells. Consistent with its anti-inflammatory properties, high levels of IL-10 expression were associated with significant decrease in inducible nitric oxide synthase expression (P<0.0001) and cell death (P<0. 0001). Hence, IL-10, a potent anti-inflammatory cytokine, is expressed in a substantial number of advanced human atherosclerotic plaques and might contribute to the modulation of the local inflammatory response and protect from excessive cell death in the plaque.  (+info)

Cerebral arterial lesions resulting from inflammatory emboli. (3/236)

In order to study the effects of septic embolism on the brain, silicone rubber emboli of various types were injected into the carotid arteries of 35 dogs. Pathologic and angiographic studies were performed to assess the resultant arterial and parenchymal lesions. Pure silicone rubber emboli (14 dogs) produced occasional intra-arterial thrombosis but no arteritis. Sterile and bacterially contaminated emboli containing a lead-chromate pigment (similar to those used in previous studies of septic embolism) (11 dogs) and pure silicone rubber emboli with transversely oriented canals (10 dogs), after brief placement in a bacterial suspension, were associated with intense inflammatory arteritis. This was accompanied by focal meningitis, subarachnoid hemorrhage, thrombosis, and cerebritis of the underlying cortex. The findings resembled those found in mycotic aneurysm. Aneurysmal dilatation was observed in one postmortem angiogram. In previous models of mycotic aneurysm, the inflammation attributed to bacterial contamination was probably due to the lead-chromate pigment used.  (+info)

Systemic inflammatory parameters in patients with atherosclerosis of the coronary and peripheral arteries. (4/236)

Plasma concentration of markers of inflammation are increased in patients with atherosclerosis. However, it is unclear whether the pattern and magnitude of this increase vary with the site and extent of disease. In 147 patients undergoing semiquantitative coronary angiography, we measured the acute-phase reactants C-reactive protein (CRP) or serum amyloid A (SAA); the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin 6 (IL-6); the active and total fractions of the anti-inflammatory cytokine transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta); the macrophage activation marker neopterin; and the infection marker procalcitonin. Compared with 62 patients without either coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD), 57 patients with CAD but no PAD showed greater median CRP (0. 4 versus 0.2 mg/dL, P=0.004) and IL-6 (3.8 versus 1.6 pg/mL, P=0. 007) levels and a lower level of active-TGF-beta (57 versus 100 ng/mL, P=0.038). Moreover, CRP, IL-6, and neopterin levels showed a positive and the active TGF-beta level a negative correlation with the extent of coronary atherosclerosis. Compared with these 57 patients with CAD alone, 15 patients with PAD and CAD had higher median levels of SAA (17 versus 7 mg/mL, P=0.008), IL-6 (12 versus 4 pg/mL, P=0.002), neopterin (14 versus 11 mg/dL, P=0.006), and total TGF-beta (11834 versus 6417 ng/L, P=0.001). However, these strong univariate associations of markers of inflammation and atherosclerosis were lost in multivariate analysis once age, sex, and high density lipoprotein cholesterol or fibrinogen were taken into account. Increased plasma levels of CRP, SAA, IL-6, TGF-beta, neopterin, and procalcitonin constitute an inflammatory signature of advanced atherosclerosis and are correlated with the extent of disease but do not provide discriminatory diagnostic power over and above established risk factors.  (+info)

Clinical utility of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate. (5/236)

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) determination is a commonly performed laboratory test with a time-honored role. However, the usefulness of this test has decreased as new methods of evaluating disease have been developed. The test remains helpful in the specific diagnosis of a few conditions, including temporal arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica and, possibly, rheumatoid arthritis. It is useful in monitoring these conditions and may predict relapse in patients with Hodgkin's disease. Use of the ESR as a screening test to identify patients who have serious disease is not supported by the literature. Some studies suggest that the test may be useful as a "sickness index" in the elderly or as a screening tool for a few specific infections in certain settings. An extreme elevation of the ESR is strongly associated with serious underlying disease, most often infection, collagen vascular disease or metastatic malignancy. When an increased rate is encountered with no obvious clinical explanation, the physician should repeat the test after an appropriate interval rather than pursue an exhaustive search for occult disease.  (+info)

Unusual complications in an inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm. (6/236)

An unusual case of an inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm (IAAA) associated with coronary aneurysms and pathological fracture of the adjacent lumbar vertebrae. The associated coronary lesions in cases of IAAA are usually occlusions. In the present case, it was concluded that a possible cause of the coronary aneurysm was coronary arteritis and the etiology of the pathological fracture of the lumbar vertebrae was occlusion of the lumbar penetrating arteries due to vasculitis resulting in aseptic necrosis. Inflammatory AAA can be associated with aneurysms in addition to occlusive disease in systemic arteries. The preoperative evaluation of systemic arterial lesions and the function of systemic organs is essential.  (+info)

Arterial inflammation in mice lacking the interleukin 1 receptor antagonist gene. (7/236)

Branch points and flexures in the high pressure arterial system have long been recognized as sites of unusually high turbulence and consequent stress in humans are foci for atherosclerotic lesions. We show that mice that are homozygous for a null mutation in the gene encoding an endogenous antiinflammatory cytokine, interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra), develop lethal arterial inflammation involving branch points and flexures of the aorta and its primary and secondary branches. We observe massive transmural infiltration of neutrophils, macrophages, and CD4(+) T cells. Animals appear to die from vessel wall collapse, stenosis, and organ infarction or from hemorrhage from ruptured aneurysms. Heterozygotes do not die from arteritis within a year of birth but do develop small lesions, which suggests that a reduced level of IL-1ra is insufficient to fully control inflammation in arteries. Our results demonstrate a surprisingly specific role for IL-1ra in the control of spontaneous inflammation in constitutively stressed artery walls, suggesting that expression of IL-1 is likely to have a significant role in signaling artery wall damage.  (+info)

Neointima formation in a restenosis model is suppressed in midkine-deficient mice. (8/236)

Neointima formation is a common feature of atherosclerosis and restenosis after balloon angioplasty. To find a new target to suppress neointima formation, we investigated the possible role of midkine (MK), a heparin-binding growth factor with neurotrophic and chemotactic activities, in neointima formation. MK expression increased during neointima formation caused by intraluminal balloon injury of the rat carotid artery. Neointima formation in a restenosis model was strongly suppressed in MK-deficient mice. Continuous administration of MK protein to MK-deficient mice restored neointima formation. Leukocyte recruitment to the vascular walls after injury was markedly decreased in MK-deficient mice. Soluble MK as well as that bound to the substratum induced migration of macrophages in vitro. These results indicate that MK plays a critical role in neointima formation at least in part owing to its ability to mediate leukocyte recruitment.  (+info)

Six months of the combined ART regimen Stribild did not reduce arterial inflammation among treatment-naive patients with HIV, a study recently published in JAMA Cardiology found, leading researchers to conclude that other strategies may be necessary to reduce arterial inflammation in patients with the virus.“Arterial inflammation is a marker of [cardiovascular disease (CVD)] risk in the
We tested the hypothesis that regular aerobic exercise reverses arterial inflammation with aging. Compared with young controls (6.3 ± 0.4 mo, n=7), old (31.3 ± 0.5 mo, n=11), male B6D2F1 cage-restricted mice demonstrated increased arterial activation of the pro-inflammatory transcription factor, nuclear factor κB (NFκB), as indicated by greater aortic phosphorylation of both the inhibitor of NFκB kinase (IKK) and the p65 subunit of NFκB (both P,0.05). Similarly, aortic expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin-1 and -6, interferon γ and tumor necrosis factor α were greater in the old mice (all P,0.05). Macrophage and T lymphocyte abundance was unchanged with age in the aortic intima and media, but was markedly increased in the adventitia and perivascular fat tissue of old mice (all P,0.05). This pro-inflammatory arterial phenotype with aging was associated with vascular endothelial dysfunction, as reflected by impaired nitric oxide-mediated endothelium-dependent dilation ...
The nuclear factor (NF)-κB pathway is involved in arterial inflammation. Although the signaling pathways that regulate transcriptional activation of NF-κB are defined, the mechanisms that regulate the expression levels of NF-κB transcription factors are uncertain.We studied the signaling mechanisms that regulate RelA NF-κB subunit expression in endothelial cells (ECs) and their role in arterial inflammation.Gene silencing and chromatin immunoprecipitation revealed that RelA expression was positively regulated by c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and the downstream transcription factor ATF2 in ECs. We concluded that this pathway promotes focal arterial inflammation as genetic deletion of JNK1 reduced NF-κB expression and macrophage accumulation at an atherosusceptible site. We hypothesized that JNK signaling to NF-κB may be controlled by mechanical forces because atherosusceptibility is associated with exposure to disturbed blood flow. This was assessed by positron emission tomography imaging of
Despite advances in treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) over the past several decades, its burden remains high (1). Appropriately, contemporary investigations have focused on the identification of patients at greatest risk for CVD. Although the central role of inflammation within the atherosclerotic plaque in the pathogenesis of CVD events has been recognized (2), serologic biomarkers such as C-reactive protein have not necessarily improved CVD risk prediction (3). Alternatively, noninvasive imaging may provide direct characterization and quantitation of inflammation within the atherosclerotic plaque, suggesting a role for an imaging biomarker to improve CVD risk prediction incrementally over standard risk factors.. To this end, the investigation by Figueroa et al. (4) in this issue of iJACC delivers great promise of the power of positron emission tomography (PET) to identify vascular inflammation. In this study of patients referred for evaluation of suspected malignancy, the investigators ...
Leveraging evidence and years of scientific research, Abcentra is developing new treatment options by targeting arterial inflammation.
Although nearly one-half of U.S. adults have cardiovascular disease, most do not recognize that the development of atherosclerosis often starts decades before the development of any clinical manifestations. Unfortunately, this prolonged incubation phase has not translated into successful efforts for arresting cardiovascular events. Indeed, prevention has lagged behind the substantial advances in the diagnosis and treatment of established atherosclerosis. The increased prevalence of obesity and diabetes among young adults unfortunately portends a future increase in the burden of cardiovascular events (1). To prevent such events, recent guidelines (2) emphasize the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle in young individuals. Yet these directives rarely sanction lipid-lowering therapies earlier than age 40. Current risk algorithms classify the vast majority of young individuals who experience a myocardial infarction as low risk before their event, despite most of them having at least 1 ...
Severity of biopsy-confirmed acute rejection by Banff 97 Criteria (updated 2007) at 1 year. The acute form of T-cell mediated rejection is furthermore subclassified as follows. Since this is the most common form of rejection, it is useful to know:. As with humoral rejection, there are both acute & chronic forms:. The acute form of T-cell mediated rejection is furthermore subclassified as follows. Since this is the most common form of rejection, it is useful to know:. Class IA: there is at least 25% of parenchymal showing interstitial infiltration and foci of moderate tubulitis (defined as a certain number of immune cells present in tubular cross-sections).. Class IB: just like Class IA except there is more severe tubulitis.. Class IIA: there is mild-to-moderate intimal arteritis.. Class IIB: there is severe intimal arteritis comprising at least 25% of the lumenal area.. Class III: there is transmural (e.g. the full vessel wall thickness) arteritis. ...
So she and her colleagues conducted a randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled trial to see whether atorvastatin would prevent coronary plaque progression and decrease vascular inflammation in HIV-positive people without signs or symptoms of clinical CVD and optimal or near optimal LDL cholesterol levels (, 3.36 mmol/L /130mg/dl). However, participants were required to have subclinicial, coronary atherosclerosis, with one or more plaques as assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography. Eligible participants then underwent fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) scanning and those with arterial inflammation, demonstrated by aortic target-to-background ratio greater than 1.6, were included in the study.. A total of 40 qualifying participants were then randomised to one year of treatment with atorvastatin or placebo to determine the effects on coronary atherosclerotic plaque. Most (about 80%) were men, the average age was around 50 years and nearly 30% were ...
OBJECTIVE: To create a model of atherosclerosis using green fluorescent protein (GFP)-targeted monocytes/macrophages, allowing analysis of both endogenous GFP(+) and adoptively transferred GFP(+) myeloid cells in arterial inflammation. APPROACH AND RESULTS: hCD68GFP reporter mice were crossed with ApoE(-/-) mice. Expression of GFP was localized to macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques and in angiotensin II-induced aortic aneurysms and correlated with galectin 3 and mCD68 expression. Flow cytometry confirmed GFP(+) expression in CD11b(+)/CD64(+), CD11c(+)/MHC-II(HI), and CD11b(+)/F4/80(+) myeloid cells. Adoptive transfer of GFP(+) monocytes demonstrated monocyte recruitment to both adventitia and atherosclerotic plaque, throughout the aortic root, within 72 hours. We demonstrated the biological utility of hCD68GFP monocytes by comparing the recruitment of wild-type and CCR2(-/-) monocytes to sites of inflammation. CONCLUSIONS: hCD68GFP/ApoE(-/-) mice provide a new approach to study macrophage
We conducted an experimental study to assess the effect of a novel anti-inflammatory agent on vascular inflammation, over 3 months, in stable atherosclerotic patients receiving statin therapy. Despite a negative primary endpoint, we demonstrated that losmapimod reduced arterial inflammation, as measured by FDG-PET/CT imaging in the most active discrete segments (pre-defined as a TBR of ≥1.6) of selected arteries, suggesting influence predominantly in the most inflamed areas. Complementing this finding, there was a shift in the distribution of active segments using our frequency analysis. The modest vascular effects were accompanied by significant reductions in circulating inflammatory biomarkers, in line with previous results using this compound (8), and in visceral fat FDG uptake.. A linear correlation in a previous small study between TBR vessel average (which ranged from approximately 1.0 to 4.0) and the tissue level of macrophage marker CD68 (11) drove the decision on our primary endpoint. ...
The present study provides evidence for the first time that circulating levels of the metalloproteinase PAPP-A are associated not only with the echogenicity of atherosclerotic carotid lesions but also with an enhanced inflammatory state in asymptomatic hyperlipidemic subjects.. The progression of atheromatous plaques involves major changes in the structure of the arterial wall. The occurrence of a local inflammatory state is well established, as revealed by inflammatory markers such as CRP.3 MMPs are also potential indicators of arterial inflammation, and by degrading extracellular matrix, they contribute to the fragility of the lipid-rich, atherosclerotic plaque and finally to its rupture. As previously described for several other metalloproteinases (MMP-1, MMP-3, MMP-12, or MMP-13),10,11⇓ PAPP-A was recently found to be abundantly expressed in both eroded and ruptured plaques but in contrast, is only moderately expressed in stable plaques.9 Our results are consistent with this observation, ...
We report the effect of kinin agonist and antagonist peptides on experimental aortic aneurysm. In vivo and in vitro data are presented to support a contributing role for B2R signaling in aortic wall weakening.. Medical treatment for aortic aneurysm aims to limit the main complication of aneurysm rupture. Aneurysm diameter is an important clinical indicator of rupture risk for AAA and is routinely used in the selection of patients for surgical intervention.25 We used the AngII-infused ApoE−/− mouse model of aortic aneurysm in which arterial inflammation and breaks in medial elastic lamellae lead to acute aortic rupture in ≈30% of mice.26 This model allowed the assessment of both survival free from aortic rupture and maximum aortic diameter. The main findings of this study were that administration of a B2R agonist enhanced the response to AngII and increased aortic rupture in our mouse model, whereas a B2R antagonist reduced aortic dilatation and rupture.. The findings of our study align ...
Statins reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) through inhibition of β-Hydroxy β-methylglutaryl-CoA (HMG-CoA (HMG CoA)reductase and have been proven in landmark clinical trials to dramatically reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events in a range of individuals,22 with greater benefit seen for intensive versus moderate or low-dose therapy in patients with stable angina or previous MI.23 24 In fact, patients treated with statins who achieve LDL-c lowering of 2-3 mmol/L are expected to have a 40%-50% reduction in cardiovascular risk regardless of their baseline lipid profile.25 While the clinical benefits of statins have long been proven, contemporary imaging studies have nonetheless contributed important mechanistic insights revealing the multiple effects of statins on the arterial wall and atherosclerotic plaques. Collectively, these studies have demonstrated that treatment with statins can result in reduction of arterial inflammation, IMT, plaque volume and lipid content of the ...
If you have been visiting Health Impact News, you may have noticed the notion that arterial inflammation is whats behind heart disease, not cholesterol from saturated fats. A clinical human trial recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine in August of 2017 may tip a few more in the medical field into accepting the current awareness that inflammatory damage is a major cause of heart and cardiovascular disease, and cholesterol is trying to patch up the damage before the vessel begins to leak or rupture. Cholesterol is actually a vitally useful waxy compound for many parts of our bodies, especially the brain. Lowering cholesterol is misguided, and usually causes terrible side effects. Upon releasing the study and after its publication, the lead researcher Dr. Paul Ridker, MD, asserted: These findings represent the end game of more than two decades of research, stemming from a critical observation: Half of heart attacks occur in people who do not have high cholesterol. For the ...
They also eat more saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium than recommended, he said.. What a load of misinformation. Litle wonder the public is in such poor health. (And, the recommended nutrient requirements are NOT for designed robust health, but are only assumed amounts that will prevent a defciency disease, on an average person)!. The 3 main causes of arterial calcification are:. 1. Inflammation in the arteries. This is caused by insuffcient anti-oxidants in the diet from food, or from supplements. It IS this inflammation that causes calcification. LDL,. the bad cholesterol, (Low Density Lipo-Protein), is merely the marker for the amount of ongoing inflammation. 2 egg yolks daily, (preferrably eaten raw, the shells well washed first, the whites cooked), contain sufficient anti-oxidants such as vitamins, selenium, the amino acids l-cysteine, l-tyrosene etc. to prevent arterial inflammation, thus.. normalising LDL and.. stopping calcification. Statin drugs artificially change the LDL marker ...
Obesity is strongly associated with risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Data increasingly suggest that visceral adipose tissue (VAT) accumulation -- or increased abdominal fat -- is particularly deleterious to cardiovascular health, but further study is needed to test this idea. Increased abdominal fat may also be associated with lower secretion of a hormone called growth hormone (GH), which helps the body burn fat. The current study aims to carefully characterize relationships between abdominal fat and CVD. In addition, by using a medication called growth hormone releasing hormone, which is a strategy to reduce abdominal fat, the investigators will test the hypothesis that abdominal fat contributes uniquely to increased arterial inflammation.. In the first part of this study, the investigators will investigate both lean (healthy weight) individuals and individuals with increased abdominal fat. The investigators will study their body composition, cardiovascular risk measures, insulin ...
Cholesterol, Dunn asserts, is not the main culprit for heart disease. So what is? According to Dunn, its inflammation, and the following methods - in addition to regular exercise - can reduce your risk for arterial inflammation, and as a side benefit, can increase HDL levels, or whats commonly called in the mainstream medical realm as good cholesterol ...
Prednisone, an anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive medication similar to cortisone, is the usual treatment of choice. Patients tend to show rapid improvement in just a few days, but even so, relapses often occur when the medication is discontinued. Continuing treatment for a longer period of time, like six months, will sometimes result in permanent resolution. At the outset of therapy, steroid treatment should be administered at a level that will produce a remission of the symptoms, and then your veterinarian can recommend a regimen of oral therapy. Over the course of treatment, the amount will be reduced slowly to the lowest possible dose needed to control symptoms. If symptoms return, steroid treatment will need to begin again.. ...
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To the Editor:. Previous reports have demonstrated that lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), an enzymatic inflammatory biomarker, is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events (1). Lp-PLA2 mediates formation of bioactive mediators (lysophosphatidyl choline and oxidized nonesterified fatty acids) known to elicit several deleterious inflammatory responses involved in the pathobiology of atherosclerosis. Lysophosphatidyl choline serves as a potent chemoattractant for monocytes, resulting in foam cell accumulation within the arterial wall. Additionally, Lp-PLA2 has been detected in rupture-prone and ruptured atherosclerotic plaques. Taken together, the data suggests that inhibition of Lp-PLA2 may attenuate intimal macrophage accumulation and consequently stabilize atherosclerotic plaque.. Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is a validated imaging technique widely used to quantify vascular inflammation within atheroma. In vivo ...
Fleuret C, Kupfer-Bessaguet I, Prigent S, Hutin P, Staroz F, Plantin P. Source Service de dermatologie, CHIC de Cornouaille, 29000 Quimper, France. [email protected] Abstract INTRODUCTION: Periarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a form of vasculitis affecting the small and medium-sized arteries. Below, we report a case of cutaneous PAN relapsing in streptococcal infections over a period of 30 years and progressing towards systemic vasculitis. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old man was hospitalised for a retro-pharyngeal access associated with fever, arthralgia, myalgia and inflammatory subcutaneous nodules. Peripheral neurological signs were also seen with deficiency of the elevator muscles in the right foot. Examination of a biopsy from a nodule showed a characteristic image of PAN. Following drainage of the abscess, a favourable outcome was obtained with antibiotics and systemic corticosteroids. History taking showed that the patient had presented similar episodes since the age of 5 years involving ...
Background: Adenomyosis is a gynecological disorder with symptoms most presenting as dysmenorrhea and heavy menstrual bleeding. However, the presence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among women with adenomyosis remains unclear. This study was designed to determine the prevalence of LUTS and factors related to the severity of these symptoms in this population. Methods: From July 2016 to November 2016, a total of 298 untreated symptomatic adenomyosis patients and 280 age-matched controls were enrolled. Demographics, LUTS, pain symptoms, ultrasonographic uterine size, and serum CA125 level were recorded. LUTS were evaluated using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire. Factors related to the severity of LUTS were detected using the logistic regression analysis presented as odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI). Results: Compared with the control group, patients with adenomyosis had a greater IPSS total (4 [2-8] vs. 2 [0-3], Z = -8.159, P < 0.001), IPSS ...
Background/Purpose: Risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is significantly enhanced in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) compared to age and gender matched controls. While this risk is not explained by the Framingham equation, lipoprotein abnormalities in phenotype and function have been detected in SLE. Recent studies in the general population suggest that CV risk may be more closely related to atherogenic lipoprotein particle numbers than LDL cholesterol. However, this association in SLE remains incompletely characterized. To this effect, associations between lipoprotein particle subfractions and disease activity, vascular dysfunction, and arterial inflammation in SLE and healthy controls were assessed.. Methods: SLE (n=20) and age and gender matched controls (n=15) underwent vascular function and anatomical assessments measuring peripheral arterial tonometry of the microvasculature (Endopat), arterial stiffness by cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI), aortic inflammation by ...
Learn about anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) from the Cleveland Clinic, including arteritic aion (A-AION) and nonarteritic aion (NA-AION).
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неврология, невросонография, невросонология, българска асоциация по невросонография и мозъчна хемодинамика, БАНМХ, BSNCH, neurosonology, neurosonography, neurology, доплер, ултразвукова диагностика, Bulgarian Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics
As a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, I see patients with both common and rare ocular disorders, including Genetic-associated diseases. I also consult at UMMC for a wide variety of eye-related disorders. My laboratory interests center on age-related and genetically associated optic nerve diseases, in particular nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), whcih is a stroke of the optic nerve, and the most common cause of sudden optic nerve-related vision loss. My lab developed the mouse, rat (rAION) and primate (pNAION) models of NAION, enabling us to identify the crucial aspects of this disease, and evaluate potential treatments for NAION. We continue to characterize the features of these models, and utilize them to identify potential points of therapeutic interactions. My major laboratory interests are divided into three parts: 1) Neuroprotective approaches to NAION, using both small molecules and monoclonal antibodies. 2) Post-ON infarct recovery, using selective inflammation ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Bone marrow and lymph node findings in a fatal case of Kawasakis disease. AU - Marsh, W. L.. AU - Bishop, John W. AU - Koenig, H. M.. PY - 1980. Y1 - 1980. N2 - Since the initial description in 1967, the clinical and laboratory features of Kawasakis disease (KD) have been well documented. We studied a patient with KD who recovered from the acute phase of the disease, but who subsequently died at home from coronary arteritis. We describe this patient because of bone marrow and lymph node findings that have previously received little attention in the English-language literature.. AB - Since the initial description in 1967, the clinical and laboratory features of Kawasakis disease (KD) have been well documented. We studied a patient with KD who recovered from the acute phase of the disease, but who subsequently died at home from coronary arteritis. We describe this patient because of bone marrow and lymph node findings that have previously received little attention in the ...
A 20 year old girl had uncontrolled hypertension and absent lower limb pulses. Transoesophageal echocardiography was done. Cross section of the descending aorta at T8 and T9 vertebral level showed an irregular shaped lumen (below left, panel A, arrows; AO, aorta). There was intimal thickening. Long axis imaging showed long segment tight stenosis with the typical rat tail deformity (panel B, arrows) of the lumen. The narrowest diameter was 2 mm while the normal segment above was 11 mm. Non-specific aortoarteritis was diagnosed. Descending aortic injection confirmed the above findings (below right). There was irregular luminal narrowing with rat tail deformity.. ...
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic large vessel vasculitis that affects aorta, its main branches and pulmonary arteries. The inflammatory process results in stenosis, occlusion, dilation or aneurysm formation in the arterial wall.. Continue reading Criteria for the Classification of Takayasu Arteritis. ...
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People usually arent born with aneurysms. Most develop after age 40. Aneurysms usually develop at branching points of arteries and are caused by constant pressure from blood flow. They often enlarge slowly and become weaker as they grow, just as a balloon becomes weaker as it stretches. Aneurysms may be associated with other types of blood vessel disorders, such as fibromuscular dysplasia, cerebral arteritis or arterial dissection, but these are very unusual. They may run in families, but people are rarely born with a predisposition for aneurysms. Some aneurysms are due to infections, drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine that damage the brains blood vessels, or direct brain trauma from an accident. ...
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methylprednisolonum, tableta, ATC H02AB04, SmPC (Sažetak opisa svojstava lijeka) Terapijske indikacije: Medrol tablete su indicirane u stanjima koja zahtijevaju terapiju glukokortikoidima kao što su: Endokrini poremećaji: primarna i sekundarna adrenalna insuficijencija kongenitalna adrenalna hiperplazija Reumatske bolesti: reumatoidni artritis juvenilni kronični artritis ankilozantni spondilitis Kolagene bolesti / arteritis: sistemski lupus eritematozus H A L M E D sistemski dermatomiozitis (...
Id start with the power pac worming protocol (5 days double dose Safe Guard and Quest plus 10 days after your last day is what I do). Info on that and the problems associated in the link here. http://www.littleoasisequine.com/uploads/2/1/7/6/21760604/osteopathy_and_verminous_arteritis.pdf Edited to ...
Polimērus mēdz izmantot kā skaņas izolatorus, tad svarīgi aplūkot to akustiskās īpašības. Ātrums, ar kādu skaņa tiek pārvadīta caur cieta materiāla slāni, ir proporcionāls šī materiāla Junga modulim un apgriezti proporcionāls tā blīvumam. Polimēros skaņas ātrumam ir atkarība no šī polimēra stāvokļa, jo mainās materiāla īpašības. Piemēram, skaņas viļņi daudz ātrāk izplatīsies polimērā, kas ir stiklveida stāvoklī nekā viskozi tekošā stāvoklī. Superelastīgā stāvoklī esošā polimērā skaņa tipiski izplatās aptuveni 100 reizes lēnāk nekā stiklveida stāvoklī. Virs kušanas temperatūras skaņas ātrums samazinās atkarībā no temperatūras, jo pieaug polimērmateriāla blīvums, taču palielinās atkarībā no spiediena. Ja skaņas viļņa ceļā ir robežvirsma starp diviem materiāliem ar dažādām īpašībām, tad skaņas vilnis var atstaroties, atstarotās skaņas daļa ir atkarīga no materiālu akustiskās impedances. Lai pēc ...
RPC impairment in the acute phase of NAION, which was previously only suspected with fluorescein angiography, was thus demonstrated using OCT-A. As in other recent studies,18,19,22 we found a decrease in VD values in the RPC in the acute phase of NAION (see Fig. 3). Although some studies have reported cases showing an improvement in RPC VD during resorption of the edema, we observed a worsening in capillary depletion at the 1- and 3-month visits (see Figs. 3, 4). The mechanism explaining this peripapillary capillary rarefaction remains poorly understood. Indeed, unlike arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy23 or central retinal artery occlusion,24 which are complete vascular occlusions generating downstream capillary ischemia by stopping the perfusion, NAION results from a merely transient hypoperfusion of the ONH. This low flow is related to circulatory slowing in the PCAs,3 often due to prolonged nocturnal hypotension2 in OSAS3 (see Table 1). Consequently, the decrease in RPC WiVD measured in the ...
Movie 3 Movie 4. Conclusion:This case demonstrates the range of cardiac involvement in Churg-Strauss syndrome is beyond that of cardiac hypereosinophilia characterised by myocarditis, endomyocardial fibrosis, intracardiac thrombus and heart failure. Coronary arteritis and acute infarction is increasingly reported in these patients1,2. Churg-Strauss syndrome is primarily characterised by vasculitis affecting both small and medium-sized blood vessels. Cardiac findings are present in about 50% of cases and are responsible for almost half of all deaths3. Cardiac involvement is reported to be more frequent in the ANCA- negative phenotype4. It has also been shown that the cardiac involvement is common even when their vasculitis is in clinical remission as was seen in this highlighted case5. CMR scanning this patient helped differentiate eosinophilic myocarditis from myocardial infarction by using tissue characterisation and the coronary pattern of late enhancement. The patients therapy was changed to ...
Background IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an immune-mediated disorder characterized by high serum IgG4 concentration and IgG4-bearing plasma cell infiltration in affected organs. IgG4-related periaortitis/periarteritis is a recently identified disease entity in IgG4-RD that affects...
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Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis that typically affects medium-sized muscular arteries, with occasional involvement of small muscular arteries. Unlike some other vasculitides (eg, microscopic polyarteritis, granulomatos
Disappointment in the long-term treatment of rheumatic diseases with cortisone and allied steroids has stimulated a search for newer compounds. Two of these compounds are metacortandracin and metacortandralone, which were recently reported as being of value in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis by Bunim et al.1 They recently made preliminary observations on the antirheumatic and anti-inflammatory potency of these synthetic steroids. The structural formula of metacortandracin and metacortandralone and their close relationship to cortisone and hydrocortisone are noted in the figures below. Studies2 indicated that these compounds possessed three times the activity of cortisone and twice the activity of hydrocortisone, ...
Introduction: Takayasus arteritis (TA) is a rare systemic, chronic inflam-matory, progressive, idiopathic disease of aorta and its main branches. Taka-yasus arteritis causes narrowing, occlusion and aneurysm of arteries. The eti-ology of TA is still unknown. It may be autoimmune or genetic in origin or infective diseases. It is commonly found in Asia and oriental countries. Worldwide annual incidence is 1.2 - 2.6 cases/million. Women are affected in 80% - 90% of cases with age of onset below 40 years. TA does not worsen or improve with pregnancy but has adverse effect on pregnancy in the form of abortion, Intrauterine fetal death, superimposed preeclampsia, Intrauterine growth restriction, abruption and congestive heart failure. Because the disease is common in women of childbearing age, management of pregnancy in these patients becomes important; however optimal management for pregnant pa-tients with this disease has not yet been established. Due to the manifold car-diovascular complications that can
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/20-4-13298. A middle-aged male patient is described who suffered left hemiplegia because of occlusion of the brachiocephalic and right common carotid artery. He was found to have Takayasus Arteritis. An in-depth review of the history of arteritis, especially as related to nosology, is presented. Literature is reviewed with emphasis on the neurologic and cardiovascular manifestations. Etiology and pathology are briefly discussed.. ...
BACKGROUND: The present paper reports the preliminary experience with surgical treatment of 49 cases of cerebral ischaemia caused by cervical arterial lesions due to Takayasus arteritis (TA). METHODS: Six men and 43 women were treated between June 1
Polyarteritis nodosa in a kidney. Section through a kidney, showing a blood vessel affected by polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). PAN is an uncommon condition that causes vasculitis (blood vessel swelling) of medium & small-sized arteries, which become swollen and damaged from attack by rogue immune cells. The cause of PAN is not well understood but may be associated with hepatitis B virus. - Stock Image C023/5612
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a rare immune system disorder that causes swelling and damage to small- and medium-sized blood vessels in the body. In order to properly treat this disease, it is critical that the level of disease activity can be determined over the course of the disease. The purpose of this study is to determine new biological markers, or biomarkers, that may be used to assess the severity of disease in people with PAN.. ...
Polyarteritis nodosa, also known as PAN, is a rare disorder described in the database for rare diseases of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare.
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Ive pretty much managed my own PMR and GCA in the last 3 years. Im on 10mgs Pred and can just function at this dose with plenty of little niggles to remind me I have an active arteritis in the...
Cannabis arteritis. *Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). *SUD *Amotivational syndrome. *Cannabis use disorder (CUD) ...
Giant-cell arteritis and Takayasu's arteritis have much in common,[8] but usually affect patients of different ages,[9] with ... Takayasu arteritis. Primarily affects the aorta and its main branches. At least 3 out of 6 criteria yields sensitivity and ... Giant cell (temporal) arteritis. Chronic vasculitis of both large and medium vessels, primarily affecting cranial branches of ... However, in Takayasu's arteritis, where the aorta may be involved, it is unlikely a biopsy will be successful and angiography ...
Cannabis arteritis. *Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). *SUD *Amotivational syndrome. *Cannabis use disorder (CUD) ...
Giant cell arteritis: Giant cell arteritis can result in granulomatous inflammation within the central retinal artery and ... Commonly, amaurosis fugax caused by giant cell arteritis may be associated with jaw claudication and headache. However, it is ... Restated, "because of the brief interval between the transient event and a stroke or blindness from temporal arteritis, the ... Hayreh SS, Podhajsky PA, Zimmerman B (April 1998). "Occult giant cell arteritis: ocular manifestations". Am. J. Ophthalmol. 125 ...
Giant cell arteritis should be considered in an older person with jaw claudication, temporal pain, and tiredness. Placing the ... "Giant Cell Arteritis". National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 13 April 2017. Archived from the ... It is caused by many ocular conditions like retinal detachment, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and giant cell arteritis, etc. ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Giant Cell Arteritis". National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin ...
Jaffe, I. A. (1964). "Rheumatoid Arthritis with Arteritis; Report of a Case Treated with Penicillamine". Annals of Internal ...
... it is also known as temporal arteritis or cranial arteritis. This type of arteritis causes the arteries in the head, neck, and ... Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis) at eMedicine Saunders, William H.; Wakely Jr., Paul. "ATLAS OF HEAD AND NECK ... "Giant Cell Arteritis: MedlinePlus". Nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2014-02-20. "Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and ... Baig, Iyza F; Pascoe, Alexis R; Kini, Ashwini; Lee, Andrew G (2019-01-17). "Giant cell arteritis: early diagnosis is key". Eye ...
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with Frank Hampson: "Temporal arteritis". Br Heart J. 6 (3): 154-156. July 1944. doi:10.1136/hrt.6.3.154. PMC 480972. PMID ...
Giant Cell Arteritis-Temporal Arteritis. Archives of Internal Medicine 153(6), 693-697. Redlich, F. (1998) Hitler: Diagnosis of ...
People who have polymyalgia rheumatica may also have temporal arteritis (giant cell arteritis), an inflammation of blood ... Shiel Jr WC (2008-03-13). "Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) & Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)". MedicineNet. Retrieved ... of people with temporal arteritis have polymyalgia rheumatica. Some symptoms of temporal arteritis include headaches, scalp ... Plotz, Charles; Docken, William (May 2013). "Letters: More on the History of Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis". ...
A-PION is caused by an inflammatory disease called giant cell arteritis (GCA). GCA is an inflammatory disease of blood vessels ... To prevent impending blindness, it is urgent to rule out giant cell arteritis when a patient over 50 presents with sudden ... Delecoeuillerie G, Joly P, Cohen de Lara A, Paolaggi JB (September 1988). "Polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis: a ... 1987). "Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis: a 5-year epidemiologic and clinical study in Reggio Emilia, Italy". ...
T cells found near vasa vasorum are implicated in pathogenic process of giant cell arteritis. Inflammation and subsequent ... ISBN 978-0-19-263263-0. Weyand, CM; Goronzy, JJ (Aug 31, 2000). "Pathogenic principles in giant cell arteritis". International ...
The major types are given in the table below: Takayasu's arteritis, polyarteritis nodosa and giant cell arteritis mainly ... Apart from the arteritis/phlebitis distinction mentioned above, vasculitis is often classified by the caliber of the vessel ... According to the size of the vessel affected, vasculitis can be classified into: Large vessel: Takayasu's arteritis, Temporal ... Although both occur in vasculitis, inflammation of veins (phlebitis) or arteries (arteritis) on their own are separate entities ...
"Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis". www.niams.nih.gov. Archived from the original on 2016-05-25. Retrieved 2016- ... it is associated with giant-cell arteritis(It often responds to prednisolone). Polymyositis is an autoimmune condition in which ...
If arteritis turns out to be a distinct clinical entity, it might be the consequence of vasoconstrictor activity observed from ... Cannabis is believed to be an aggravating factor in rare cases of arteritis, a serious condition that in some cases leads to ... "Cannabis arteritis: review of the literature". Journal of Addiction Medicine. 4 (4): 191-6. doi:10.1097/ADM.0b013e3181beb022. ...
Vasculitis/arteritis: systemic vasculitis (M30-M31, 446). Disease and disorder templates. Footer. ...
The halo sign of temporal arteritis should not be confused with Deuel's halo sign, which is a sign of fetal death. The halo ... The standard diagnostic test for temporal arteritis is biopsy; however, ultrasound and MRI show promise for replacing it. ... Bley TA, Brink I, Reinhard M (April 2006). "[Imaging procedures for giant cell arteritis (Horton's disease)]". Ophthalmologe ( ... "Color duplex ultrasonography in the diagnosis of temporal arteritis". N Engl J Med. 337 (19): 1336-42. doi:10.1056/ ...
Other causes include: Takayasu's arteritis Giant cell arteritis Severe ophthalmic artery occlusion, due to thromboembolism. ... Hamed LM, Guy JR, Moster ML, Bosley T (June 1992). "Giant cell arteritis in the ocular ischemic syndrome". American Journal of ... An ESR should be drawn to detect possible giant cell arteritis. Improvement can be determined by visual acuity, visual field ... for possible arteritis). Additional measures include paracentesis of aqueous humor to decrease IOP acutely. ...
Rarely, it is a characteristic of temporal arteritis. Poller, DN; van Wyk, Q; Jeffrey, MJ (2000). "The importance of skip ... lesions in temporal arteritis". Journal of Clinical Pathology. 53 (2): 137-139. doi:10.1136/jcp.53.2.137. PMC 1763281. PMID ...
"Hepatic fibrin-ring granulomas in giant cell arteritis". Gastroenterology. 105 (1): 272-3. PMID 8514044. v t e. ...
Dong RP, Kimura A, Numano F, Nishimura Y, Sasazuki T (1992). "HLA-linked susceptibility and resistance to Takayasu arteritis". ... linked to Takayasu's arteritis in Japanese. Another haplotype, DR8-DQ1 which contains this haplotype may be associated with ...
One member died of granulomatous arteritis of the heart and aorta. In 1982 Rotenstein reported a family with granulomatous ... Rotenstein D, Gibbas DL, Mujmudar B, and Chastain E: Familial Granulomatous Arteritis with Polyarthritis of Juvenile Onset. N ... Rotenstein, D; Gibbas, DL; Majmudar, B; Chastain, EA (14 January 1982). "Familial granulomatous arteritis with polyarthritis of ... a study of the original Blau syndrome kindred and other families with large-vessel arteritis and cranial neuropathy". Arthritis ...
Demonstration of fragmentation in this layer by elastin-van Gieson stain aids in diagnosis of giant cell arteritis. It stains ... Damage in Giant cell arteritis leads to microaneurysms. ...
Giant cell arteritis Illegal Stimulant drugs, such as MDMA. Infection Local anesthesia (dental injections into the ...
Takayasu's arteritis appears to have a link to B39. The association with B*3902 increases risk of pulmonary infarction, ... Yoshida M, Kimura A, Katsuragi K, Numano F, Sasazuki T (August 1993). "DNA typing of HLA-B gene in Takayasu's arteritis". ... October 1998). "Intron 2 and exon 3 sequences may be involved in the susceptibility to develop Takayasu arteritis". Int. J. ... B39 is suggested as a factor in Takayasu's arteritis and gallstones in Mexico. Osteoarticular complications of brucellosis ...
It most often presents with ischemic symptoms, and frequently mistaken for Takayasu arteritis. (previously known as intimal) ... Tullus K (2013). "Renovascular hypertension-is it fibromuscular dysplasia or Takayasu arteritis". Pediatric Nephrology. 28 (2 ... and Takayasu's arteritis. While the cause of FMD remains unclear, current theory suggest that there may be a genetic ...
This form of disease is frequently found with Takayasu's arteritis. Takayasu's arteritis appears to have an independent link to ... Yoshida M, Kimura A, Katsuragi K, Numano F, Sasazuki T (August 1993). "DNA typing of HLA-B gene in Takayasu's arteritis". ... "Comprehensive analysis of HLA genes in Takayasu arteritis in Japan". Int. J. Cardiol. 54 Suppl: S61-9. doi:10.1016/s0167-5273( ... "Association of clinical manifestations with HLA-B alleles in Takayasu arteritis". Int. J. Cardiol. 66 Suppl 1: S121-6. doi: ...
Temporal arteritis, mass in brain. Temporal arteritis is an inflammation of vessels close to the temples in older people, which ... temporal arteritis: inflammatory disease of arteries common in the elderly (average age 70) with fever, headache, weight loss, ... If there is jaw claudication and scalp tenderness in an older person, a temporal artery biopsy to look for temporal arteritis ... Headache in people older than 60 with suspected temporal arteritis. MRI of head with or without contrast ...
Giant cell arteritis. Other names. Temporal arteritis, cranial arteritis,[1] Horton disease,[2] senile arteritis,[1] ... "Giant cell arteritis". BMJ Best Practice. Retrieved 2019-11-25.. *^ a b c d e f g Chen, John; Warrington, Kenneth; Garrity, ... Giant cell arteritis (GCA), also called temporal arteritis, is an inflammatory disease of large blood vessels.[4][7] Symptoms ... However, other large vessels such as the aorta can be involved.[35] Giant-cell arteritis is also known as "cranial arteritis" ...
Takayasu arteritis is an inflammation of large arteries such as the aorta and its major branches. The aorta is the artery that ... This condition has many features that are similar to giant cell arteritis or temporal arteritis in older people. ... Takayasu arteritis is an inflammation of large arteries such as the aorta and its major branches. The aorta is the artery that ... Treatment of Takayasu arteritis is difficult. However, people who have the right treatment can improve. It is important to ...
Diffuse Eosinophilic Arteritis. Br Med J 1950; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.4680.645 (Published 16 September 1950) Cite ...
Giant cell arteritis is a systemic obliterative vasculitis mainly involving the arteries that originate from the arch of the ... encoded search term (What is giant cell arteritis (GCA)?) and What is giant cell arteritis (GCA)? What to Read Next on Medscape ... Giant cell arteritis. Low-power view of a temporal artery biopsy sample shows giant cell arteritis. ... What is giant cell arteritis (GCA)?. Updated: Sep 07, 2018 * Author: Guruswami Giri, MD, FRCS; Chief Editor: Kyung J Cho, MD, ...
Giant cell arteritis causes inflammation and narrowing of the arteries in the head. It often occurs with the disease ... Giant Cell Arteritis (Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center) - In English and Spanish Also in Spanish ... Giant cell arteritis is a disorder that causes inflammation of your arteries, usually in the scalp, neck, and arms. It narrows ... Giant cell arteritis often occurs with another disorder called polymyalgia rheumatica. Both are more common in women than in ...
... or temporal arteritis, is a disease characterized by vasculitis. Symptoms of giant cell arteritis include jaw pain when chewing ... giant cell arteritis gca or temporal arteritis center /giant cell arteritis (gca or temporal arteritis) article ... Giant cell arteritis, also called temporal arteritis or cranial arteritis, is a serious disease characterized by inflammation ... Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA or Temporal Arteritis). *Giant cell arteritis (GCA) facts ...
This type of arteritis is most common in females, with a median age of 25 years. Takayasu arteritis is more common in women of ... Arteritis may be primary or secondary to some other disease process. The primary types are: An example of a secondary arteritis ... Arteritis is the inflammation of the walls of arteries, usually as a result of infection or autoimmune response. Arteritis, a ... A complication of arteritis is thrombosis, which can be fatal. Arteritis and phlebitis are forms of vasculitis. Symptoms of ...
Japanese patients with Takayasu arteritis have a higher incidence of aortic arch involvement. In contrast, series... more ... Takayasu arteritis is observed more frequently in patients of Asian or Indian descent. ... Drugs & Diseases , Rheumatology , Takayasu Arteritis Q&A What are the racial predilections of Takayasu arteritis?. Updated: Nov ... Successful Antiviral Treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis and Takayasu Arteritis. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Aug. 72 (8):943-6. [Medline]. ...
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... also known as temporal arteritis, is a condition that can be a great threat to your sight. ich affects the arteries. If left ... Giant cell arteritis Giant cell arteritis (GCA), also known as temporal arteritis, is a condition that can be a great threat to ... What if I already have sight loss due to giant cell arteritis?. If it is suspected that your sight loss is due to GCA, you may ... What are the signs and symptoms of giant cell arteritis?. Headache. One of the first signs of GCA is a severe headache which ...
... also known as giant-cell arteritis and cranial arteritis, is a systemic vasculitis of medium-sized and large-sized arteries. It ... Temporal arteritis, also known as giant-cell arteritis and cranial arteritis, is a systemic vasculitis of medium-sized and ... encoded search term (Temporal Arteritis Pathology) and Temporal Arteritis Pathology What to Read Next on Medscape. Related ... Temporal Arteritis Pathology Updated: Aug 10, 2018 * Author: Trevor A Flood, MD; Chief Editor: Allen Patrick Burke, MD more... ...
Obliterative Brachiocephalic Arteritis. Pulseless Disease of Takayasu. THOMAS B. GIBBONS, ROBERT L. KING ... An obliterative arteritis of the branches of the aortic arch results in severe ocular and cerebral damage. The disease process ...
Takayasus arteritis is a chronic (long-term) disease in which arteries become inflamed. It is also known as Takayasus ... Takayasus Arteritis. What Is It?. Published: December, 2018. Takayasus arteritis is a chronic (long-term) disease in which ... Over time, Takayasus arteritis can cause scarring, narrowing and abnormal ballooning of involved blood vessels. The disease ... In most cases, Takayasus arteritis targets the aorta and its major branches, including arteries to the brain, arms and kidneys ...
For example, Takaysus arteritis has an age of onset of 60 years. Takayasu arteritis is not associated with ANCA, rheumatoid ... Takayasus arteritis is similar to other forms of vasculitis, including giant cell arteritis which typically affects older ... Takayasus arteritis (TA), also known as aortic arch syndrome, nonspecific aortoarteritis, and pulseless disease, is a form of ... FDG PET can help in diagnosis of active inflammation not just in patients with active Takayasu arteritis prior to treatment but ...
Giant cell arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, and Takayasus arteritis. In: Kelley and Firesteins Textbook of Rheumatology. ... Takayasus arteritis (tah-kah-YAH-sooz ahr-tuh-RIE-tis) is a rare type of vasculitis, a group of disorders that cause blood ... In Takayasus arteritis, the inflammation damages the aorta - the large artery that carries blood from your heart to the rest ... With Takayasus arteritis, extended or recurring cycles of inflammation and healing in the arteries might lead to one or more ...
Takayasu arteritis is a granulomatous vasculitis of unknown etiology that commonly affects the thoracic and abdominal aorta. It ... encoded search term (Takayasu Arteritis Imaging) and Takayasu Arteritis Imaging What to Read Next on Medscape. Related ... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8] In North America, Takayasu arteritis has an incidence of 2.6 per million population. [9, 10] Ninety ... Takayasu Arteritis Imaging Updated: Apr 10, 2018 * Author: Lourdes Nunez-Atahualpa, MD; Chief Editor: Kyung J Cho, MD, FACR, ...
Giant cell arteritis is a condition in which the arterial lining becomes inflamed, according to Mayo Clinic. Typically, the ... Giant cell arteritis is also known as temporal arteritis. Although the cause of giant cell arteritis is unknown as of 2015, ... Giant cell arteritis is a condition in which the arterial lining becomes inflamed, according to Mayo Clinic. Typically, the ... Other symptoms of giant cell arteritis include vision loss, fever and jaw claudication, which usually occurs when chewing or ...
Thrombocytosis in temporal arteritis: rising platelet counts: a red flag for giant cell arteritis. J Neuroophthalmol. 2000;20: ... Occult temporal arteritis in a 54-year-old man. J Neuroophthalmol. 2011;31:153-154.. * Cited Here... , ... Giant cell arteritis associated with progressive systemic sclerosis. J Neuroophthalmol. 1989;9:126-130.. * Cited Here... ... Recovery of vision in a 47-year-old man with fulminant giant cell arteritis. J Neuroophthalmol. 1993;13:262-270.. * Cited Here ...
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  • Giant cell arteritis is a systemic obliterative vasculitis mainly involving the arteries that originate from the arch of the aorta. (medscape.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis, also called temporal arteritis or cranial arteritis , is a serious disease characterized by inflammation of the walls of the blood vessels ( vasculitis ). (medicinenet.com)
  • Arteritis and phlebitis are forms of vasculitis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Temporal arteritis , also known as giant-cell arteritis and cranial arteritis, is a systemic vasculitis of medium-sized and large-sized arteries. (medscape.com)
  • [ 3 ] Temporal arteritis is the most common systemic vasculitis of adults in Western countries. (medscape.com)
  • Takayasu's arteritis (TA), also known as aortic arch syndrome, nonspecific aortoarteritis, and pulseless disease, is a form of large vessel granulomatous vasculitis with massive intimal fibrosis and vascular narrowing, most commonly affecting young or middle-age women of Asian descent, though anyone can be affected. (wikipedia.org)
  • Takayasu's arteritis is similar to other forms of vasculitis, including giant cell arteritis which typically affects older individuals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Takayasu's arteritis is a form of vasculitis - inflammation of the blood vessels - that damages the large arteries, especially the aorta. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Takayasu's arteritis (tah-kah-YAH-sooz ahr-tuh-RIE-tis) is a rare type of vasculitis, a group of disorders that cause blood vessel inflammation. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Takayasu arteritis is a granulomatous vasculitis of unknown etiology that commonly affects the thoracic aorta and its branches, the pulmonary arteries, and the coronary arteries. (medscape.com)
  • Table 1 Differential diagnosis of digital ischaemia post-cardiac surgery Aetiology Pathology and clinical examples Vessel wall Atherosclerosis Vasculitis: drug induced, cryoglobulinaemia, Takayasu's arteritis , Wegener's granulomatosis, Reynaud's syndrome, systemic sclerosis, mixed connective tissue disease Embolism Cardiac source Proximal arterial aneurysm Thrombosis Atherosclerosis Arterial reconstruction Arterial catheter injury Arterial dissection Antiphospholipid syndrome Thrombosic thrombocytopenia purpura HITTS Disseminated intravascular coagulation Trauma/physical Drugs, e. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a well-reported form of large-vessel vasculitis that primarily affects the aorta and its major branches. (nih.gov)
  • 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). (hindawi.com)
  • Introduction: Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a chronic vasculitis of unknown etiology. (bartleby.com)
  • Giant-cell arteritis of the female genital tract associated with occult temporal arteritis and FDG-PET evidence of large-vessel vasculitis. (degruyter.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common systemic vasculitis in persons aged 50 and above (incidence, 3.5 per 100 000 per year). (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic large-vessel vasculitis that mainly affects the aorta and its major branches. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a chronic vasculitis that causes inflammation of the aorta and its main branches and is characterized by adventitial thickening and cellular infiltration of the tunica media, with local destruction of vascular smooth muscle cells and elastin. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Giant-cell (temporal) arteritis is a systemic vasculitis affecting elderly people that can lead to blindness. (cmaj.ca)
  • Giant cell arteritis (GCA), temporal arteritis or Horton's arteritis, is a systemic vasculitis which involves large and medium sized vessels, especially the extracranial branches of the carotid arteries, in persons usually older than 50 years. (bmj.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis (GCA), temporal arteritis or Horton's arteritis, is a relatively common systemic vasculitis. (bmj.com)
  • Takayasu arteritis is a chronic vasculitis with an unknown cause which frequently involves the aorta and its main branches. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Temporal arteritis is a type of vasculitis . (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Takayasu arteritis is a chronic vasculitis involving the aorta and its main branches, the pulmonary arteries, and the coronary tree, and needs to be considered in a young patient with angina, in particular when pulses are absent. (bmj.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis, an inflammatory form of vasculitis, may present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations and can be complicated by acute ischemic events, the most serious of which is permanent blindness. (abebooks.com)
  • Takayasu arteritis(TA) is a chronic progressive vasculitis predominantly affecting the aorta and its major branches. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a large vessel vasculitis. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Lastly, Takayasu's arteritis needs to be differentiated from giant cell arteritis, the other large vessel vasculitis. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis is a granulomatous immune-mediated vasculitis of medium and large vessels. (ovid.com)
  •   Prepulseless Phase Takayasu arteritis, also referred to as pulseless disease and aortic arch syndrome, is a rare chronic inflammatory vasculitis that primarily affects large- and medium-sized vessels. (visualdx.com)
  • No definitive cause of Takayasu arteritis has been identified, but it is thought to be an IgG-mediated autoimmune vasculitis, perhaps triggered by a cross-reacting infectious agent. (visualdx.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis (GCA), also known as temporal arteritis, is an uncommon form of granulomatous vasculitis that affects primarily the large and medium-sized arteries. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Other vasculitides such as polyarteritis nodosa, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, Wegener's), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), or eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (eGPA) and Takayasu arteritis rarely cause vasculitis of the superficial temporal artery. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) is a large vessel vasculitis with important infiltration of proinflammatory T cells in the aorta and its main branches, but its aetiology is still unknown. (onmedica.com)
  • Cranial ultrasound for the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis. (medscape.com)
  • Formed visual hallucinations: a symptom of cranial arteritis. (bmj.com)
  • Hart C. T. . Formed visual hallucinations: a symptom of cranial arteritis. (bmj.com)
  • Also known as cranial or giant-cell arteritis, this painful condition is twice as common in women than in men and usually occurs in people ages 50 or older. (sharecare.com)
  • Temporal arteritis is also called giant cell arteritis or cranial arteritis. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Cranial arteritis and giant cell arteritis are also used to refer to temporal arteritis. (mightyguide.net)
  • Temporal arteritis (also called cranial or giant cell arteritis) is an inflammation of the temporal artery (which runs over the temple, beside the eye). (cureresearch.com)
  • Unfortunately, Mary experiences total loss of vision in her right eye four days later, prompting an urgent visit to her eye doctor, who makes the diagnosis of cranial arteritis with optic nerve damage due to loss of blood flow. (patriotledger.com)
  • Cranial Arteritis (also known as temporal arteritis or giant cell arteritis ) is an inflammatory disorder of blood vessels of unknown cause, which is seen primarily in patients over 50, and which can cause blindness as well as strokes. (patriotledger.com)
  • Patients in this age group should take care to report any visual symptoms in association with headache, but for some Cranial Arteritis patients, the first sign of visual involvement is blindness, so it is essential that screening blood test be performed promptly for all older patients who present with new, unexplained headaches. (patriotledger.com)
  • The temporal arteries on the side of the head are most commonly affected and, for this reason, the condition is also known as temporal arteritis or cranial arteritis. (southerncross.co.nz)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis, also called Temporal or Cranial Arteritis, is an autoimmune disease that leads to the inflammation of the arteries. (healthadel.com)
  • Takayasu arteritis is an inflammation of large arteries such as the aorta and its major branches . (medlineplus.gov)
  • The cause of Takayasu arteritis is not known. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Takayasu arteritis appears to be an autoimmune condition. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Treatment of Takayasu arteritis is difficult. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Alomari I, Patel PM. Takayasu arteritis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Updates in pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of Takayasu arteritis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Angiography is commonly used in the diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis, especially in the advanced stages of the disease, when arterial stenosis, occlusion, and aneurysms may be observed. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, angiography is a relatively invasive investigation, exposing patients to large doses of radiation, so is not recommended for routine, long-term monitoring of disease progression in patients with Takayasu arteritis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Magnetic resonance angiography is used to diagnose Takayasu arteritis in the early stages, showing changes such as the thickening of the vessel wall. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is also used for long-term monitoring of disease progression in Takayasu arteritis. (wikipedia.org)
  • It includes two types, temporal arteritis and Takayasu arteritis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Takayasu arteritis is more common in women of Asian descent who are in their reproductive years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Takayasu arteritis is an inflammatory disease that mainly affects the larger vessels such as the aorta and its surrounding branches. (wikipedia.org)
  • Research focused on Takayasu arteritis in the western parts of the world remains limited. (wikipedia.org)
  • What are the racial predilections of Takayasu arteritis? (medscape.com)
  • Takayasu arteritis is observed more frequently in patients of Asian or Indian descent. (medscape.com)
  • Japanese patients with Takayasu arteritis have a higher incidence of aortic arch involvement. (medscape.com)
  • Takayasu arteritis: advanced understanding is leading to new horizons. (medscape.com)
  • Hata A, Noda M, Moriwaki R, Numano F. Angiographic findings of Takayasu arteritis: new classification. (medscape.com)
  • Numano F, Kobayashi Y. Takayasu arteritis--beyond pulselessness. (medscape.com)
  • Espinoza JL, Ai S, Matsumura I. New Insights on the Pathogenesis of Takayasu Arteritis: Revisiting the Microbial Theory. (medscape.com)
  • The genetics of Takayasu arteritis. (medscape.com)
  • Identification of multiple genetic susceptibility loci in Takayasu arteritis. (medscape.com)
  • Yagi K, Kobayashi J, Yasue S, Yamaguchi M, Shiobara S, Mabuchi H. Four unrelated cases with Takayasu arteritis and CD36 deficiency: possible link between these disorders. (medscape.com)
  • Onen F, Akkoc N. Epidemiology of Takayasu arteritis. (medscape.com)
  • Current status of Takayasu arteritis in India. (medscape.com)
  • Seyahi E. Takayasu arteritis: an update. (medscape.com)
  • Limitations of therapy and a guarded prognosis in an American cohort of Takayasu arteritis patients. (medscape.com)
  • Aortic Dissection in Takayasu Arteritis. (medscape.com)
  • Takayasu arteritis: clinical features in 110 Mexican Mestizo patients and cardiovascular impact on survival and prognosis. (medscape.com)
  • In view of the chronic process and good collateral development, Raynaud's phenomenon or digital gangrene are very rare in Takayasu arteritis. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Although the cause of Takayasu arteritis is unknown, the condition is characterized by segmental and patchy granulomatous inflammation of the aorta and its major derivative branches. (wikipedia.org)
  • Imaging is considered the cornerstone of the diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis. (medscape.com)
  • See the image of Takayasu arteritis below. (medscape.com)
  • Although not a primary tool for diagnosis, radiographic manifestations have been historically described in patients with Takayasu arteritis. (medscape.com)
  • [ 31 ] Collateral formation of occluded carotid arteries frequently occur and have incidentally suggested the diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis. (medscape.com)
  • Typical angina in a patient with Takayasu arteritis. (nih.gov)
  • Endovascular management of takayasu arteritis: is it a durable option? (nih.gov)
  • Interim outcome of endovascular management of Takayasu arteritis (TA) was determined retrospectively to assess the efficacy of angioplasty and/or stenting in 24 patients with 35 lesions in the chronic inactive stage. (nih.gov)
  • Takayasu arteritis presenting as postpartum cardiomyopathy. (biomedsearch.com)
  • A case of Takayasu arteritis (TA) presenting as postpartum cardiomyopathy in a puerperal 26-year-old Hispanic female patient is presented. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Other biologic agents that show promising benefits for treating Takayasu arteritis include tocilizumab, and rituximab. (floridahealthfinder.gov)
  • Keser G, Aksu K. What is new in management of Takayasu arteritis? (floridahealthfinder.gov)
  • Efficacy of biological-targeted treatments in Takayasu arteritis: multicenter, retrospective study of 49 patients. (floridahealthfinder.gov)
  • Diagnosis and Assessment of Takayasu Arteritis by Multiple Biomarkers. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Background: Patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA) often show recurrence under steroid treatment without an elevation of C-reactive protein (CRP). (biomedsearch.com)
  • The role of mean platelet volume in patients with Takayasu arteritis [published online ahead of print June 20, 2016]. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Takayasu arteritis and atherosclerosis: Illustrating the consequences of endothelial damage. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Takayasu arteritis in Mexico: a 38-year clinical perspective through literature review. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Wegener's granulomatosis and giant cell arteritis are extremely rare in India and Japan, but Takayasu arteritis is common. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • 12] average age of Takayasu arteritis was 34 years. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The demographic, clinical and prognostic features of Takayasu arteritis. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a rare inflammatory large vessel arteritis which often occurs women in Aisa, one of which is China. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Vascular Ultrasound for monitoring of inflammatory activity in Takayasu Arteritis. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Takayasu Arteritis (TA) is a rare large-vessel arteritis that primarily affects the aorta and its major branches. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Takayasu arteritis in children rarely presents with pulselessness, claudication, or bruits. (visualdx.com)
  • Hotchi, M. (1992) Pathological studies on Takayasu arteritis. (scirp.org)
  • Soto, M. E., Espinola, N., Flores-Suarez, L.F.and Reyes, P.A. (2008) Takayasu arteritis: Clinical features in 110 Mexican Mestizo patients and cardiovascular impact on survival and prognosis. (scirp.org)
  • Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis (TA) are referred to as large vessel vasculitides. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • The clinical features of Takayasu arteritis (TA) are similar to giant cell arteritis (GCA), especially compared to patients with GCA who lack temporal artery involvement. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Takayasu arteritis in children. (jrheum.org)
  • OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the clinical features, angiographic findings, and outcomes of children with Takayasu arteritis (TA) in Turkey. (jrheum.org)
  • Non-glucocorticoid drugs for the treatment of Takayasu's arteritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Aggarwal A, Chag M, Sinha N, Naik S. Takayasu's arteritis: role of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its 65 kDa heat shock protein. (medscape.com)
  • Kumar Chauhan S, Kumar Tripathy N, Sinha N, Singh M, Nityanand S. Cellular and humoral immune responses to mycobacterial heat shock protein-65 and its human homologue in Takayasu's arteritis. (medscape.com)
  • Clinical characteristics and outcomes of Takayasu's arteritis: analysis of 108 patients using standardized criteria for diagnosis, activity assessment, and angiographic classification. (medscape.com)
  • Quality of life in patients with Takayasu's arteritis is impaired and comparable with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis patients. (medscape.com)
  • Takayasu's arteritis is a chronic (long-term) disease in which arteries become inflamed. (harvard.edu)
  • In most cases, Takayasu's arteritis targets the aorta and its major branches, including arteries to the brain, arms and kidneys. (harvard.edu)
  • Over time, Takayasu's arteritis can cause scarring, narrowing and abnormal ballooning of involved blood vessels. (harvard.edu)
  • In the Western world, atherosclerosis is a more frequent cause of obstruction of the aortic arch vessels than Takayasu's arteritis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Due to obstruction of the main branches of the aorta, including the left common carotid artery, the brachiocephalic artery, and the left subclavian artery, Takayasu's arteritis can present as pulseless upper extremities (arms, hands, and wrists with weak or absent pulses on the physical examination) which may be why it is also commonly referred to as the "pulseless disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • One rare, important feature of the Takayasu's arteritis is ocular involvement in form of visual field defects, vision loss, or retinal hemorrhage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some individuals with Takayasu's arteritis may present with only late vascular changes, without a preceding systemic illness. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] The genetic contribution to the pathogenesis of Takayasu's arteritis is supported by the genetic association with HLA-B∗52. (wikipedia.org)
  • About 200,000 genetic variants were genotyped in two ethnically divergent Takayasu's arteritis cohorts from Turkey and North America by using a custom-designed genotyping platform (Immunochip). (wikipedia.org)
  • In Takayasu's arteritis, the inflammation damages the aorta - the large artery that carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body - and its main branches. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Takayasu's arteritis can also lead to arm or chest pain, high blood pressure, and eventually heart failure or stroke. (mayoclinic.org)
  • If you don't have symptoms, you may not need treatment for Takayasu's arteritis. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The signs and symptoms of Takayasu's arteritis often occur in two stages. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Early detection of Takayasu's arteritis is key to getting effective treatment. (mayoclinic.org)
  • If you've already been diagnosed with Takayasu's arteritis, keep in mind that your symptoms may come and go even with effective treatment. (mayoclinic.org)
  • With Takayasu's arteritis, the aorta and other major arteries, including those leading to your head and kidneys, become inflamed. (mayoclinic.org)
  • No one knows exactly what causes the initial inflammation in Takayasu's arteritis. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Takayasu's arteritis primarily affects girls and women younger than 40. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The authors (1) reported on a 48-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with Takayasu's arteritis along with a spontaneous left main coronary artery dissection. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Takayasu's arteritis accompanied with massive pericardial effusion--a case report. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The vascular abnormalities in Williams-Beuren syndrome must be distinguished from other congenital or acquired arteriopathies such as fibromuscular dysplasia or Takayasu's arteritis , respectively. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare condition characterized by idiopathic chronic inflammation of the medium and large vessels. (hindawi.com)
  • These symptoms are frequently misdiagnosed as infection 3.Takayasu's arteritis primarily affects the aorta and its primary branches 4. (bartleby.com)
  • What is Takayasu's arteritis? (patientslikeme.com)
  • Takayasu's Arteritis is a rare, chronic, inflammatory disease primarily of the aorta and its branches. (patientslikeme.com)
  • Data from patients with Takayasu's arteritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years. (patientslikeme.com)
  • Takayasu's arteritis is an inflammatory disease of unknown etiology that affects the aorta and its branches. (bionity.com)
  • The first case of Takayasu's arteritis was described in 1908 by Dr. Mikito Takayasu at the Annual Meeting of the Japan Ophthalmology Society. (bionity.com)
  • The other half of patients with Takayasu's arteritis present with only late vascular changes, without an antecedent systemic illness. (bionity.com)
  • The great majority of patients with Takayasu's arteritis respond to prednisone . (bionity.com)
  • About 20 percent of patients, especially those with Takayasu's arteritis, require surgery to bypass portions of arteries narrowed by the disease or to repair aneurysms caused by the disease. (uvahealth.com)
  • Takayasu's arteritis: associated inflammatory diseases. (medworm.com)
  • Symptomatic pulmonary artery stenosis is a relatively uncommon manifestation of Takayasu's arteritis. (massgeneral.org)
  • A few studies have shown that percutaneous angioplasty and stent implantation is a safe and effective treatment in patients with pulmonary stenosis caused by Takayasu's arteritis (2,3). (massgeneral.org)
  • Endovascular stent implantation for severe pulmonary artery stenosis in aortoarteritis (Takayasu's arteritis). (massgeneral.org)
  • Qin L, Hong-Liang Z, Zhi-Hong L, Chang-Ming X, Xin-Hai N. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting for pulmonary stenosis due to Takayasu's arteritis: clinical outcome and four-year follow-up. (massgeneral.org)
  • A clinical diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis was made since she had an absent major pulse with arm claudication, an abnormal aortogram, and ostial coronary disease at the age of 34 years. (bmj.com)
  • To the editor: The prospective analysis by Shelhamer and colleagues (1) of 20 patients seen at the National Institute of Health is a valuable contribution to the study of Takayasu's arteritis. (annals.org)
  • Patterns of Arterial Disease in Takayasu's Arteritis and Giant Cell Arteritis. (bioportfolio.com)
  • To identify and validate, using computer-driven methods, patterns of arterial disease in Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). (bioportfolio.com)
  • Takayasu's arteritis - frontal MRI of the abdomen. (sciencephoto.com)
  • Takayasu's arteritis ( disease of the pulseless women ) is a rare pathology found in young, mainly asian, women characterized by stenosis of the large and medium-sized arteries, most commonly the aorta. (sciencephoto.com)
  • Diagnostic Confirmation: Are you sure your patient has Takayasu's Arteritis? (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • The diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis can be confirmed with the American College of Rheumatology's (ACR) classification criteria. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Takayasu's arteritis is primarily a disease of adolescent girls and young women, who account for 80-90% of cases. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • C. History Part 3: Competing diagnoses that can mimic Takayasu's Arteritis. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • The differential diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis is divided into several categories. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Takayasu's arteritis is a chronic inflammatory arteritis involving the great vessels with predominance in aorta and its main branches. (sld.cu)
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the aorta of a patient with takayasu's arteritis. (scirp.org)
  • Takayasu's arteritis (TA), of unknown etiology, has been related with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. (scirp.org)
  • The possibility that Takayasu's arteritis is an extra pulmonary tu-berculosis must be explored. (scirp.org)
  • Pantell, R.H. and Goodman, B.W., Jr. (1981) Takayasu's arteritis: The relationship with tuberculosis. (scirp.org)
  • Robles, M. and Reyes, P.A. (1994) Takayasu's arteritis in Mexico: A clinical review of 44 consecutive cases. (scirp.org)
  • 2009) Absence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in arterial lesions from patients with Takayasu's arteritis. (scirp.org)
  • 2008) Simultaneous occurrence of diffuse Takayasu's arteritis and severe disseminated tuberculosis. (scirp.org)
  • Targeting JAK/STAT pathway in Takayasu's arteritis. (onmedica.com)
  • Color Doppler ultrasound of the temporal arteries--a new method for diagnosing temporal arteritis]. (medscape.com)
  • Color Doppler sonography of the temporal arteries in giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica. (medscape.com)
  • Diamantopoulos AP, Haugeberg G, Hetland H, Soldal DM, Bie R, Myklebust G. The diagnostic value of color Doppler ultrasonography of temporal arteries and large vessels in giant cell arteritis: A consecutive case series. (medscape.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis is a disorder that causes inflammation of your arteries, usually in the scalp, neck, and arms. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Giant cell arteritis is a result of inflammation of arteries. (medicinenet.com)
  • Because giant cell arteritis is commonly due to inflammation of the arterial blood vessels affecting the head, it frequently leads to headaches , pain in the jaw when repetitively chewing, and tenderness of the scalp (usually over the inflamed arteries of the sides of the head). (medicinenet.com)
  • When the arteries affected by giant cell arteritis become inflamed, they can narrow to the degree that the blood flow through them is limited. (medicinenet.com)
  • Arteritis is the inflammation of the walls of arteries, usually as a result of infection or autoimmune response. (wikipedia.org)
  • Temporal arteritis, the second type of giant cell arteritis, is also a chronic, inflammatory disease involving mid- to large-sized arteries. (wikipedia.org)
  • GCA is sometimes referred to as temporal arteritis, as one of the more commonly affected arteries is the temporal artery at the side of your forehead (temple). (rnib.org.uk)
  • Temporal arteritis shows a predilection for the vertebral arteries, the subclavian arteries, and the extracranial branches of the carotid arteries (ie, the superficial temporal, ophthalmic, occipital, and posterior ciliary arteries). (medscape.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis is an inflammation of the lining of your arteries. (mayoclinic.org)
  • With giant cell arteritis, the lining of arteries becomes inflamed. (mayoclinic.org)
  • 1 Temporal arteritis causes inflammation of medium- to large-sized arteries, particularly branches of the carotid artery. (mja.com.au)
  • Classically, temporal arteritis presents as a recent-onset headache with scalp tenderness over the temporal arteries. (mja.com.au)
  • Colour duplex sonography of temporal arteries before decision for biopsy: a prospective study in 55 patients with suspected giant cell arteritis. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • 1- 13 It is a large and medium sized granulomatous arteritis, especially involving the extracranial branches of the carotid arteries. (bmj.com)
  • A severe, constant headache may be one of the first signs of temporal arteritis, a condition caused by inflammation of the large temporal arteries located on either side of the head. (sharecare.com)
  • The term temporal arteritis literally means 'inflammation of the temporal arteries. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Temporal arteritis is inflammation of the arteries. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • Temporal arteritis is a grave disorder which results in inflammation of the medium and large arteries within the head. (mightyguide.net)
  • The temporal arteries are usually affected by temporal arteritis. (mightyguide.net)
  • Primarily affecting arteries in the head, neck and eyes - as well as the aorta and its primary branches - giant cell arteritis, also called temporal arteritis, is an important cause of irreversible blindness. (eurekalert.org)
  • Blindness, which affects up to 20 percent of giant cell arteritis patients, can result from inflammation of the arteries supplying the optic nerve and the retina. (eurekalert.org)
  • Salvarani and colleagues (1) described their experience with color Doppler ultrasonography of the temporal arteries in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica and giant-cell arteritis. (annals.org)
  • Temporal arteritis (Horton's disease) is a condition in which medium and large arteries, usually in the head and neck, become inflammed. (sciencephoto.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a common inflammation disease of medium- to large-sized arteries. (shoppersdrugmart.ca)
  • Giant cell arteritis is an inflammatory condition affecting arteries of the upper body and head. (southerncross.co.nz)
  • Note that arteritis is an inflammation of the arteries that comes on over a fairly short period of time, which is different from atherosclerosis, which is hardening of the arteries that occurs gradually. (canada.com)
  • Prevalence and distribution of VZV in temporal arteries of patients with giant cell arteritis. (neurology.org)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis can affect one, or both temporal arteries. (healthadel.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis can affect the aorta and lead to aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection . (wikipedia.org)
  • Computed tomography angiography can determine the size of the aorta and its surrounding branches, and can identify vessel wall lesions in middle to late stages of arteritis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Temporal arteritis may also involve the aorta and may be associated with aneurysm, dissection, and aortic rupture. (medscape.com)
  • Because this complication may occur even years after the initial diagnosis of giant cell arteritis, your doctor may monitor the health of your aorta with annual chest X-rays or other imaging tests, such as ultrasound and CT. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Inflammatory arteritis is inflammation of the aorta, the body's largest artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. (uvahealth.com)
  • Inflammatory arteritis can cause blockages in the aorta or aneurysms. (uvahealth.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis, if untreated, progresses to involve the aorta and its collateral branches, leading to various complications. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • People with temporal arteritis have a higher risk of developing an enlarged and dilated aorta in the chest. (ecureme.com)
  • To investigate the elastic properties of the ascending aorta in untreated patients with giant cell arteritis compared with age and sex matched normal controls. (bmj.com)
  • Distensibility of the ascending aorta and aortic strain were measured in 22 patients with a recent diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (documented by a positive temporal artery biopsy) before initiation corticosteroid treatment, and in 44 age and sex matched healthy subjects. (bmj.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis can lead to blindness and/or stroke . (medicinenet.com)
  • The diagnosis of giant cell arteritis is suspected when a patient over the age of 50 (usually over 60) develops symptoms above and/or suddenly develops blindness or stroke . (medicinenet.com)
  • The significance of this study on giant cell arteritis is that often the presenting symptom is anterior ischemic neuropathy, which can lead to blindness," says Dr. Saysha Blazier, O.D., who practices at Savoy Siegel + Desai in Jersey City, New Jersey, and is a member of AOA's Health Promotions Committee. (aoa.org)
  • Complications which may result from temporal arteritis include a stroke, or blindness. (mightyguide.net)
  • Blindness is a serious threat in arteritis. (shoppersdrugmart.ca)
  • If giant cell arteritis is left untreated there is a risk of blindness and stroke due to impaired blood flow to the eyes and brain. (southerncross.co.nz)
  • Correlations between histopathological findings and clinical manifestations in biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis. (medscape.com)
  • Diagnosis of temporal arteritis is a clinical challenge given that atypical presentations occur in up to 40% of patients. (mja.com.au)
  • Following natural infection equine arteritis virus (EAV) establishes a long-term carrier state in the reproductive tract of stallions without any evidence of clinical signs. (eurekalert.org)
  • A phase 3 clinical trial has confirmed that regular treatment with tocilizumab, an inhibitor of interleukin-6, successfully reduced both symptoms of and the need for high-dose steroid treatment for giant cell arteritis, the most common form of blood-vessel inflammation. (eurekalert.org)
  • For giant cell arteritis, previous studies, including a phase 2 clinical trial, indicated that intravenous tocilizumab allowed a reduction in the steroid doses required to reduce symptoms and maintain remission. (eurekalert.org)
  • It has been suggested that polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and temporal arteritis are clinical syndromes that form part of the spectrum of giant cell arteritis (GCA), so are different manifestations of the same disease process. (gponline.com)
  • A 2002 prospective randomized controlled trial enrolled patients with at least three of the four American College of Rheumatology clinical criteria for giant cell arteritis who had not started corticosteroid therapy. (aafp.org)
  • 2 Data from 535 consecutive patients who underwent biopsy for suspected giant cell arteritis were reexamined by experienced pathologists blinded to clinical data, previous corticosteroid therapy, and original pathologic diagnosis. (aafp.org)
  • A logistic regression model controlling for clinical features suggestive of arteritis showed no difference in the rate of positive biopsies based on treatment delay. (aafp.org)
  • 3 Giant cell arteritis was diagnosed by positive biopsy or the presence of all four clinical criteria. (aafp.org)
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • Diagnosis and management of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis, including American College of Rheumatology criteria for a diagnosis, recommended corticosteroid therapy and potential side-effects of treatment. (gponline.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis ( GCA ), also called temporal arteritis , is an inflammatory disease of large blood vessels . (wikipedia.org)
  • In GCA, the artery walls become inflamed (arteritis) with large inflammatory cells (giant cells). (rnib.org.uk)
  • Disorders in connective tissue, such as ligaments and tendons, can cause inflammatory arteritis. (uvahealth.com)
  • This, despite the fact that we have had glucocorticoids as the standard of care treatment for giant cell arteritis, as a corner stone of so many of our other inflammatory diseases. (healio.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis (GCA) or temporal arteritis is an inflammatory condition that mainly affects the blood vessels in your head. (arthritisresearchuk.org)
  • Sufferers can also ingest anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen to relieve temporal arteritis symptoms, however these over the counter drugs, won't cure the diseases or lower the risk factors. (healthadel.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis is a disease of elderly persons, the incidence of which increases with increasing age. (medscape.com)
  • Temporal arteritis has a higher incidence in people of Scandinavian descent. (wikipedia.org)
  • To analyze the incidence of biopsy-confirmed giant cell arteritis among black and white patients, Gruener and colleagues conducted a retrospective review of all patients who underwent temporal artery biopsy at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, in Baltimore, from July 1, 2007, through Sept. 30, 2017. (healio.com)
  • The primary outcome was the estimated incidence rates of biopsy-confirmed giant cell arteritis among black and white patients. (healio.com)
  • Crude annual incidence rates for biopsy-confirmed giant cell arteritis were 2.9 (95% CI, 1.3-5.5) per 100,000 among black patients, compared with 4.2 (95% CI, 3.0-5.6) per 100,000 for white patients. (healio.com)
  • Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Temporal arteritis , prevalence and incidence statistics for Temporal arteritis , and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center . (cureresearch.com)
  • Do solar cycles influence giant cell arteritis and rheumatoid arthritis incidence? (osti.gov)
  • Our objective was to examine the influence of solar cycle and geomagnetic effects on the incidence of giant cell arteritis (GCA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (osti.gov)
  • The incidence of giant cell arteritis increases with age. (southerncross.co.nz)
  • OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of Actemra®/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) for the treatment of giant cell arteritis (GCA), a chronic and potentially life-threatening autoimmune condition. (roche.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis (GCA) - also known as temporal arteritis (TA) - is a potentially life-threatening autoimmune condition. (roche.com)
  • Temporal arteritis is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels in the body, eventually causing them to close off. (sharecare.com)
  • CHICAGO - The majority of patients with giant cell arteritis who are treated with prednisone are unsuccessful in tapering the drug, unless combined with tocilizumab, and more than 80% of disease-related flares occur while prednisone is still in use, according to data presented at the 2019 Interdisciplinary Autoimmune Summit. (healio.com)
  • OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation status to Actemra/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) for giant cell arteritis (GCA), a chronic, potentially life-threatening autoimmune condition. (roche.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis (GCA), also known as temporal arteritis, is a condition that can be a great threat to your sight. (rnib.org.uk)
  • Giant cell arteritis is also known as temporal arteritis. (reference.com)
  • Arteritis may be distinguished by its different types, based on the organ systems affected by the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arteritis may be primary or secondary to some other disease process. (wikipedia.org)
  • Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) is a contagious disease of equids caused by equine arteritis virus (EAV), an RNA virus that is found in horse populations in many countries. (aaep.org)
  • Despite a large and growing body of knowledge concerning the diagnosis of temporal arteritis, this potentially crippling disease still requires pathological diagnosis in practically every case. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Noninvasive diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA) remains challenging, particularly with regard to evaluation of extracranial arterial disease. (nih.gov)
  • Sexual transmission of the virus can lead to outbreaks of equine viral arteritis characterized by abortion and respiratory disease in horses. (eurekalert.org)
  • A new study on giant cell arteritis (GCA) confirms the frontline role doctors of optometry can play in diagnosing the disease. (aoa.org)
  • Close relatives of patients with temporal arteritis may be more likely than others to get the disease. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • While Takayasu's is a disease of young women, giant cell arteritis affects predominantly older patients. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Lyme is a tick-borne, multi-system disease and occasionally its presentation may mimic giant cell arteritis. (pagepress.org)
  • Temporal artery biopsy is the criterion standard for establishing the diagnosis of temporal arteritis. (medscape.com)
  • A Rare Cause of Pericardial Effusion: Giant Cell Arteritis," Case Reports in Rheumatology , vol. 2014, Article ID 424295, 3 pages, 2014. (hindawi.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis affects around 250,000 individuals in the U.S. alone, targeting people over the age of 50, and is three times more likely in women," says John Stone, MD, MPH, of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Rheumatology Unit , lead and corresponding author of the NEJM report. (eurekalert.org)
  • Although there are no widely accepted standard treatment protocols in relation to dose or duration of treatment, guidelines from the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) recommend starting corticosteroid therapy with 12.5-25mg/day of prednisolone or the equivalent (see resources), or 40-60mg daily for GCA where temporal arteritis is suspected. (gponline.com)
  • Part of the Oxford Rheumatology Library series, P olymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis provides quick and practically relevant information on several aspects of the diseases, particularly on diagnosis and management, with the ultimate aim of improving the patient's care. (abebooks.com)
  • 5 Neither the American College of Rheumatology nor the American Academy of Ophthalmology has endorsed practice recommendations for the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis. (aafp.org)
  • Objective: To develop evidence-based guidelines for the management of giant cell arteritis (GCA) as a complement to guidelines in other areas of rheumatology, issued by the Swedish Society of Rheumatology. (diva-portal.org)
  • An international expert in giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica, Professor Dasgupta is well known for his ground-breaking work on establishing criteria for diagnosing giant cell arteritis (GCA). (abebooks.com)
  • What is the maximum recommended delay for obtaining a temporal artery biopsy after initiation of corticosteroids in patients with suspected giant cell arteritis? (aafp.org)
  • Corticosteroid therapy in patients with suspected giant cell arteritis should not degrade the accuracy of temporal artery biopsy if the biopsy is performed within four weeks of corticosteroid initiation. (aafp.org)
  • A retrospective case-control study in 2012 evaluated 335 patients with suspected giant cell arteritis, 81 of whom had a positive temporal artery biopsy. (aafp.org)
  • Giant cell arteritis is detected by a biopsy of an artery. (medicinenet.com)
  • Patients suspected of temporal arteritis and referred by their physicians to biopsy of a temporal artery. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The earlier term arteritis temporalis, once often used as a synonym, was abandoned in the internationally current Chapel Hill Consensus Conference (CHCC 1994) nomenclature, because not all patients with GCA have involvement of the temporal artery ( 2 ). (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Temporal artery biopsy showed classical features of temporal arteritis ( Box 2 ). (mja.com.au)
  • The test requires that a tiny sample of the temporal artery is taken and this will be examined beneath a microscope for changes in inflammation which suggest temporal arteritis. (mightyguide.net)
  • 2016) Allelic Variation in CXCL16 Determines CD3+ T Lymphocyte Susceptibility to Equine Arteritis Virus Infection and Establishment of Long-Term Carrier State in the Stallion. (eurekalert.org)
  • This condition has many features that are similar to giant cell arteritis or temporal arteritis in older people. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Contrary to widespread belief that biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis is comparatively rare among black patients, researchers found the condition occurs at a similar rate among black and white patients, according to data published in JAMA Ophthalmology . (healio.com)
  • Prevalence of a normal c-reactive protein with an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate in biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • About 20 out of 100,000 people over the age of 50 suffer from temporal arteritis. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Women are three times more likely to suffer from temporal arteritis. (healthadel.com)
  • Symptoms of temporal arteritis are classified as specific and nonspecific. (wikipedia.org)
  • Symptoms of temporal arteritis can be either constitutional or vascular-related. (medscape.com)
  • Further information about the symptoms of Temporal arteritis is available including a list of symptoms of Temporal arteritis , other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Temporal arteritis , or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center . (cureresearch.com)
  • In the impressive nested case-control study recently published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 2 Rhee et al examined the relationship between any infection or herpes zoster infection and the development of giant cell arteritis (GCA) in a large cohort of patients (n=4559) and controls (n=22 759). (bmj.com)
  • GCA was first described clinically in 1890 under the name arteritis of the aged, and later histologically characterized by Horton et al. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • The most common symptoms of giant cell arteritis are head pain and tenderness - often severe - that usually affects both temples. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Giant cell arteritis affects adults only, and rarely those under 50. (mayoclinic.org)
  • It is often associated with aneurysms and Hepatitis B. The first-line treatment for arteritis is oral glucocorticoid (steroid) medication, such as prednisone, taken daily for a period of three months. (wikipedia.org)
  • What is the treatment for giant cell arteritis? (rnib.org.uk)
  • Patients should seek immediate medical attention when symptoms of giant cell arteritis appear to ensure early diagnosis and treatment of the condition. (reference.com)
  • Over the past 30 years, 49 articles on giant cell arteritis (GCA) have been published in the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, highlighting the diverse presentations of patients, discussing controversies in diagnosis and treatment, and reviewing prognosis. (lww.com)
  • Prompt treatment with corticosteroid medications usually relieves symptoms of giant cell arteritis and may prevent loss of vision. (mayoclinic.org)
  • If you're diagnosed with giant cell arteritis, starting treatment as soon as possible can usually help prevent vision loss. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The specialist then put her on pregnasone treatment ( I can't remember the doseage but i think it was about 60- 80 mg a day ) and they did the biopsy to determine it was in fact temporal arteritis. (medhelp.org)
  • The typical symptoms and findings of giant cell arteritis (GCA) are still too often misinterpreted, and urgently needed treatment is delayed. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Jover JA, Hernandez-Garcia C, Morado IC, Vargas E, Banares A, Fernandez-Gutierrez B. Combined treatment of giant-cell arteritis with methotrexate and prednisone. (cmaj.ca)
  • The role of corticosteroid-sparing agents such as methotrexate in the treatment of temporal arteritis has remained unclear. (cmaj.ca)
  • GiACTA (NCT01791153) is a phase III, global, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial investigating the efficacy and safety of Actemra / RoActemra (tocilizumab) as a novel treatment for giant cell arteritis (GCA). (roche.com)
  • Phase 3 results for tocilizumab (Actemra), a novel interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor antagonist , shows it outperforms steroid-only treatment for treatment of giant cell arteritis. (aao.org)
  • Based on the results of numerous case studies and the 2 randomized control trials, tocilizumab is the first agent to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of giant cell arteritis. (ovid.com)
  • So, once a diagnosis of giant cell arteritis has been made, treatment is started as soon as possible in order to reduce the risk of complications. (southerncross.co.nz)
  • Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is treatable, and complications can be avoided when treatment is started early enough. (canada.com)
  • Compared with healthy subjects, aortic distensibility and aortic strain are decreased in patients with giant cell arteritis before initiation of corticosteroid treatment. (bmj.com)
  • Aloisi D. [Doppler color ultrasonography in the assessment of epiaortic vessels in giant-cell arteritis]. (medscape.com)
  • Nonspecific symptoms: Headache Low grade fever Sweating Anorexia (loss of appetite) Weight loss General malaise Specific symptoms: Claudication of the jaw Engorged, tender vessels Specific symptoms usually develop in the advanced stages of temporal arteritis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hematoxylin and eosin stain of the uterus showed obliterated blood vessels with giant cells, and elastic tissue stain showed loss of interna elastic lamina ( Image B ) and inflammation of intima ( Image B ) consistent with giant cell arteritis (GCA). (degruyter.com)
  • Temporal arteritis is inflammation and damage to the blood vessels that supply blood to the head. (drugs.com)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) is a condition where the body attacks its own blood vessels. (arthritisaustralia.com.au)
  • The blood vessels commonly affected by GCA are the temporal ones and this is why this condition is popularly called temporal arteritis. (healthadel.com)
  • Equine arteritis virus can be efficiently spread through artificial insemination (AI) and the use of raw, cooled-transported or frozen semen. (aaep.org)
  • Identification of CXCL16 as a determinant of equine arteritis virus persistent infection in the stallion. (eurekalert.org)
  • In addition, Stone said the more than 80% of giant cell arteritis flares occur when the patient is still being treated with prednisone, and that, in 60% of cases, they occur when the patient is receiving more than 5 mg per day. (healio.com)
  • Does this patient have giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis)? (renalandurologynews.com)
  • If visual problems are already part of your temporal arteritis symptoms, intravenous steroids at 250 mg per day will be offered to the patient in order to avoid vision loss. (healthadel.com)
  • The review presented ophthalmologic syndrome connected with visual organ function disorder in giant cell arteritis patient concomitant with optic nerve disc drusen. (doaj.org)
  • Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Arteritis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis often occurs with another disorder called polymyalgia rheumatica . (medlineplus.gov)
  • Arteritis, a complex disorder, is still not entirely understood. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients with temporal arteritis are diagnosed and overlap with a broader disorder called giant cell arteritis. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Temporal arteritis is not essentially a common disorder. (mightyguide.net)
  • Giant cell arteritis may present with atypical or overlapping features. (wikipedia.org)
  • Temporal arteritis occurs in 3 histologic patterns: classic, atypical, and healed. (medscape.com)
  • Lingual infarction is an atypical manifestation of temporal arteritis, with fewer than 30 cases reported since 1966. (mja.com.au)
  • Giant cell arteritis is diagnosed as atypical signs and symptoms evolve over 2 weeks and she is treated with oral steroid medication. (aaopt.org)
  • Cutaneous reactivity to P.P.D. and antigens of atypical mycobacteria (kansash avium and fortuitum) in patients with unespecific arteritis. (scirp.org)
  • To treat giant cell arteritis, doctors prescribe corticosteroid drugs, which fight inflammation, explains Mayo Clinic. (reference.com)
  • Brief Summary: Primary Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of sarilumab in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) as assessed by the proportion of patients with sustained remission for sarilumab compared to placebo, in combination with a corticosteroid (CS) tapering course. (vasculitisfoundation.org)
  • An obliterative arteritis of the branches of the aortic arch results in severe ocular and cerebral damage. (ahajournals.org)
  • Stone JH, Klearman M, Collinson N.Trial of tocilizumab in giant-cell arteritis. (floridahealthfinder.gov)
  • Results of the trial are being published in the New England Journal of Medicine and were the basis for the Food and Drug Administration's approval of tocilizumab to treat giant cell arteritis in May. (eurekalert.org)
  • Most patients with giant cell arteritis who are treated with prednisone are unsuccessful in tapering the drug, unless combined with tocilizumab, according to data. (healio.com)
  • In the 15 case reports/series that were reviewed, most patients were given tocilizumab due to refractory giant cell arteritis and/or intolerance to glucocorticoid therapy, and most experienced remission of symptoms. (ovid.com)
  • At this time, there are only 2 randomized control trials to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tocilizumab use in giant cell arteritis. (ovid.com)
  • The phase II trial by Villiger et al and the GiACTA trial both showed that tocilizumab greatly increased the rate of sustained remission in giant cell arteritis over the course of 1 year. (ovid.com)
  • The net effect of these events is an arteritis with local vascular destruction and intimal hyperplasia leading to luminal stenosis and occlusion. (medscape.com)
  • Giant cell arteritis occurs in 10%-15% of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica . (medicinenet.com)
  • Ultrasonography is an ideal method of diagnosing patients in early stages of arteritis when inflammation in the vessel walls occurs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other symptoms of giant cell arteritis include vision loss, fever and jaw claudication, which usually occurs when chewing or opening the mouth widely. (reference.com)
  • Temporal arteritis almost always occurs in people over 50, and it becomes more common as people age. (thefreedictionary.com)