Occasional injuries are part of the human experience, and healing is the
body’s self-repair process. Healing begins with inflammation, which
nature uses to clean up damaged tissues and protect against infection.
So if inflammation is beneficial, why are so many modern diseases
characterized by chronic and unhealthy inflammation?
This revised edition of The Inflammation Syndrome answers a major
part of this important question.
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Myelodysplasia, and Related Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
Aplastic Anemia, Myelodysplasia, and Related Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes: Introduction
macrocytic and are characterized by a low reticulocyte count. Deficient production of RBCs occurs with marrow damage and dysfunction, which may be secondary to infection, inflammation, and cancer.
Infections Hepatitis is the most common preceding infection, and posthepatitis marrow failure accounts for about 5% of etiologies in most series. Patients are usually young men who have recovered from a bout of liver inflammation 1 to 2 months earlier; the subsequent pancytopenia is very severe. The hepatitis is seronegative (non-A, non-B, non-C, non-G) and possibly due to a novel, as yet undiscovered, virus. Fulminant liver failure in childhood also follows seronegative hepatitis, and marrow failure occurs at a high rate in these patients.
Central to the development of glomerular inflammation and injury are alterations and
abnormalities of various cytokines and signaling systems. There are four chapters in
this book that deal with these aspects in the pathogenesis. The role of TGF-β in
progressive glomerular disease is discussed in great detail in a chapter well written by
Hyun Soon Lee, with particular reference to mesangial matrix accumulation, while the
role of STAT3 activation in glomerulonephritis is elaborated in the well written
chapter by Fumio Tsuji et al.
Cushing's Syndrome is a disease caused by an excess of cortisol production or by excessive use of cortisol or other similar steroid (glucocorticoid) hormones. Cortisol is a normal hormone produced in the outer portion, or cortex, of the adrenal glands, located above each kidney. The normal function of cortisol is to help the body respond to stress and change. It mobilizes nutrients, modifies the body's response to inflammation, stimulates the liver to raise the blood sugar, and it helps control the amount of water in the body.
For much of the early history of medicine, the heart was
considered to be the most sacred and mystical of all
human organs. As a General Pediatrician, I tend to expect
that the children I care for will have strong, properly
functioning hearts. However, in situations where the
heart is congenitally malformed or affected by inflammation
or myopathy, it is reassuring and important to have a
pediatric cardiologist and cardiac surgeon at my side to
help me with decisions about further diagnostic testing
and imaging, instituting medical therapy, and assessing
the need for surgical intervention....
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) are rare and heterogeneous
neoplasms with overall increasing incidence, but not an associated increase in survival rate
over the past few decades. Tumors originate from at least 16 different cells of diffuse
endocrine system (DES), scattered through mucosa of gastrointestinal tract. They are mainly
sporadic, but sometimes exhibit familial inheritance.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học General Psychiatry cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài: of inflammation on bacterial growth. Clinical implications for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome...
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: Kerbs von Lungren 6 antigen is a marker of alveolar inflammation but not of infection in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome...
The hypoproliferative anemias are normochromic, normocytic or macrocytic and are characterized by a low reticulocyte count. Deficient production of RBCs occurs with marrow damage and dysfunction, which may be secondary to infection, inflammation, and cancer. Hypoproliferative anemia is also a prominent feature of hematologic diseases that are described as bone marrow failure states; these include aplastic anemia, myelodysplasia (MDS), pure red cell aplasia (PRCA), and myelophthisis.
This author-physician's cure for "nerves" vividly recalls the simplicity of method employed in the complete
restoration to health of one of olden time whose story has come ringing down the ages in the Book of Books.
Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, a mighty man of valor and honorable in the sight of all men,
turned away in a rage when Elisha, the prophet of the Most High, prescribed for his dread malady a remedy so
simple that it was despised in his eyes. But "his servants came near and said ... 'If the prophet had bid thee do
Myocarditis is a clinical syndrome characterized by inflammation of myocardium. It can be
produced by a myriad of etiologies including infectious, autoimmune, myocardial toxins,
hypersensitivity reactions and physical agents. Virtually any infectious agent can produce
myocardial inflammation and injury. Human myocarditis is most frequently caused by viral
infection. Ongoing viral infection, myocardial destruction, and adverse remodeling can lead
to persistent ventricular dysfunction and dilated cardiomyopathy.
Telangiectasias (Table 54-8) In order to distinguish the various types of telangiectasias, it is important to examine the shape and configuration of the dilated blood vessels. Linear telangiectasias are seen on the face of patients with actinically damaged skin and acne rosacea, and they are found on the legs of patients with venous hypertension and essential telangiectasia. Patients with an unusual form of mastocytosis (telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans) and the carcinoid syndrome (see "Acne," above) also have linear telangiectasias.
Acute emergencies in gastroenterology are extraordinarily
severe conditions with high morbidity and mortality.
Particularly severe diseases include acute pancreatitis,
a difficult course of non-specific intestinal inflammations
manifested by toxic colon or acute intestinal obstruction,
and even acutely developed intestinal pseudo-obstruction
(Ogilvie’s syndrome) or variceal and non-variceal bleeding
into the gastrointestinal tract.
Hội chứng đáp ứng viêm hệ thống (Systemic inflammation response
syndrome - SIRS):
Hội chứng đáp ứng viêm hệ thống được xác định khi có ít nhất 2
trong các dấu hiệu sau (mà không tìm được lý do nào khác): Nhiệt độ 380 hoặc 90/ph, Tần số thở 20/ph hoặc PaCO2 12000 hoặc 10% là bạch cầu non
The second condition is the anemia of chronic inflammation with inadequate iron supply to the erythroid marrow. The distinction between true irondeficiency anemia and the anemia associated with chronic inflammation is among the most common diagnostic problems encountered by clinicians (see below). Usually the anemia of chronic inflammation is normocytic and normochromic. The iron values usually make the differential diagnosis clear, as the ferritin level is normal or increased and the percent transferrin saturation and TIBC are typically below normal.
Celiac Disease (CD) or Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy (GSE) is a life‐long disorder. It is
characterized by inflammation in the small intestine of genetically predisposed
individuals caused by inappropriate immune response to gluten, a protein enriched in
some of our common grains (wheat, rye and barley). The toxicity of gluten is
manifested by the autoimmune action of T‐lymphocytes on mucosal cells in the small
intestine, disrupting its vital function of absorbing
nutrients from food.
Inflammation of the iris and ciliary body is called anterior
uveitis. It can be nongranulomatous or granulomatous.
Idiopathic nongranulomatous anterior uveitis is the
most common type of anterior uveitis which is known to
be associated with the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)
827 in 50-60 percent of patients. It is characterized by
male predominance and may be associated with
seronegative arthritic syndromes such as ankylosing
spondylitis, Reiter syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, and
inflammatory bowel disease....
Sepsis is a complex syndrome characterized by systemic inflammation in response
to infection. It is a significant health problem with an estimated 750,000 new cases
in the USA annually . It is also the third leading cause of death in developed
countries, equalling the number of fatalities from acute myocardial infarction. The
incidence of sepsis has increased in recent decades and is predicted to continue to
rise. The high sepsis-related mortalities and the burden on healthcare systems means
there is an urgent need to improve the diagnosis and management of sepsis patients....