Arthritis & Rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.); Suppiah R, Robson JC et. al.
Feb 3rd, 2022 - To develop and validate classification criteria for microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). Patients with vasculitis or comparator diseases were recruited into an international cohort. The study proceeded in 5 phases: 1) identification of candidate items using consensus methodology, 2) prospective collection of candidate items present at the time of diagnosis, 3) data-driven reduction of the number of ...
Clinical Chemistry; Zhang YV, Wiencek J et. al.
Sep 2nd, 2021 - The clinical laboratory continues to play a critical role in managing the coronavirus pandemic. Numerous US Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization (EUA) and laboratory-developed test (LDT) serologic assays have become available. The performance characteristics of these assays and their clinical utility continue to be defined in real time during this pandemic. The AACC convened...
British Journal of Haematology; Morton S, Dignan F et. al.
Aug 18th, 2021 - Cytomegalovirus serological testing in potential allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients: A British Society for Haematology Good Practice Paper.|2021|Morton S,Dignan F,Osman H,Potter M,Pagliuca T,|blood,immunology,diagnosis,prevention & control,transmission,blood,blood,methods,
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases; Mankia K, Siddle HJ et. al.
Aug 8th, 2021 - Despite growing interest, there is no guidance or consensus on how to conduct clinical trials and observational studies in populations at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). An European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) task force formulated four research questions to be addressed by systematic literature review (SLR). The SLR results informed consensus statements. One overarching principle, 10 ...
Gastroenterology Jones JL, Tse F et. al.
Aug 3rd, 2021 - The effectiveness and safety of vaccinations can be altered by immunosuppressive therapies, and perhaps by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) itself. These recommendations developed by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and endorsed by the American Gastroenterological Association, aim to provide guidance on immunizations in adult and pediatric patients with IBD. This publication focused...
Arthritis Care & Research; Maz M, Chung SA et. al.
Jul 9th, 2021 - To provide evidence-based recommendations and expert guidance for the management of giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis (TAK) as exemplars of large vessel vasculitis. Clinical questions regarding diagnostic testing, treatment, and management were developed in the population, intervention, comparator, and outcome (PICO) format for GCA and TAK (27 for GCA, 27 for TAK). Systematic li...
Arthritis Care & Research; Chung SA, Gorelik M et. al.
Jul 9th, 2021 - To provide evidence-based recommendations and expert guidance for the management of systemic polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). Twenty-one clinical questions regarding diagnostic testing, treatment, and management were developed in the population, intervention, comparator, and outcome (PICO) format for systemic, non-hepatitis B-related PAN. Systematic literature reviews were conducted for each PICO qu...
Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer; Gonzalez-Cao M, Puertolas T et. al.
Mar 31st, 2021 - Cancer immunotherapy based on the use of antibodies targeting the so-called checkpoint inhibitors, such as programmed cell death-1 receptor, its ligand, or CTLA-4, has shown durable clinical benefit and survival improvement in melanoma and other tumors. However, there are some special situations that could be a challenge for clinical management. Persons with chronic infections, such as HIV-1 or...
Journal of Crohn's & Colitis; Kucharzik T, Ellul P et. al.
Mar 18th, 2021 - ECCO Guidelines on the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of Infections in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.|2021|Kucharzik T,Ellul P,Greuter T,Rahier JF,Verstockt B,|adverse effects,therapeutic use,complications,drug therapy,immunology,complications,diagnosis,immunology,therapy,
Annals of Internal Medicine; Qaseem A, Yost J et. al.
Mar 16th, 2021 - The widespread availability of SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests raises important questions for clinicians, patients, and public health professionals related to the appropriate use and interpretation of these tests. The Scientific Medical Policy Committee (SMPC) of the American College of Physicians developed these rapid, living practice points to summarize the current and best available evidence on th...
European Journal of Cancer (Oxford, England : 1990); Giesen N, Sprute R et. al.
Mar 7th, 2021 - The worldwide spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the associated infectious coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has posed a unique challenge to medical staff, patients and their families. Patients with cancer, particularly those with haematologic malignancies, have been identified to be at high risk to develop severe COVID-19. Since publication of our previ...
Gastroenterology Benchimol EI, Tse F et. al.
Feb 23rd, 2021 - Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be at increased risk of some vaccine-preventable diseases. The effectiveness and safety of vaccinations may be altered by immunosuppressive therapies or IBD itself. These recommendations developed by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and endorsed by the American Gastroenterological Association, aim to provide guidance on immunization...
Pituitary Katznelson L, Gadelha M
Feb 11th, 2021 - Side effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines include pain at the injection site, fatigue, headache, myalgias, arthralgias, chills, and fever, all of which can be early indicators of an increased need for glucocorticoid replacement in patients with adrenal insufficiency. The Pituitary Society surveyed its membership to understand planned approaches to glucocorticoid managemen...
International Journal of Immunogenetics; Little AM, Akbarzad-Yousefi A et. al.
Feb 11th, 2021 - A review of the British Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (BSHI) Guideline 'HLA matching and donor selection for haematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation' published in 2016 was undertaken by a BSHI appointed writing committee. Literature searches were performed and the data extracted were presented as recommendations according to the GRADE nomenclature.
Chest Johkoh T, Lee KS et. al.
Jan 16th, 2021 - Use of molecular targeting agents and immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has increased the frequency and broadened the spectrum of lung toxicity, particularly in patients with cancer. The diagnosis of drug-related pneumonitis (DRP) is usually achieved by excluding other potential known causes. Awareness of the incidence and risk factors for DRP is becoming increasingly important. The severity ...
Gastroenterology Peery AF, Shaukat A et. al.
Dec 7th, 2020 - Colonic diverticulitis is a painful gastrointestinal disease that recurs unpredictably and can lead to chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. Gastroenterologists commonly care for patients with this disease. The purpose of this Clinical Practice Update is to provide practical and evidence-based advice for management of diverticulitis. We reviewed systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized contro...
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the ... Visser GHA, Thommesen T et. al.
Nov 1st, 2020 - The introduction of anti-Rh(D) immunoglobulin more than 50 years ago has resulted in only a 50% decrease in Rhesus disease globally owing to a low uptake of this prophylactic approach. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, International Confederation of Midwives, and Worldwide Initiative for Rhesus Disease Eradication have reviewed current evidence regarding the utility of ...
Gastroenterology Dougan M, Wang Y et. al.
Oct 21st, 2020 - Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have transformed the treatment landscape for oncology, leading to durable remissions in a subset of patients, but also a broad range of potentially life-threatening inflammatory toxicities, many of which involve the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver. The purpose of this expert review was to update gastroenterologists on the gastrointestinal and hepatic to...
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Jou... Donovan L, Cockwell H et. al.
Oct 17th, 2020 - Committee Opinion No. 407: Thyroid Disease and Infertility.|2020|Donovan L,Cockwell H,Tallon N,Yamamoto J,|etiology,immunology,etiology,immunology,complications,
Annals of Internal Medicine; Pau AK, Aberg J et. al.
Sep 26th, 2020 - Convalescent Plasma for the Treatment of COVID-19: Perspectives of the National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel.|2020|Pau AK,Aberg J,Baker J,Belperio PS,Coopersmith C,|immunology,therapy,methods,immunology,