Takayasu arteritis

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Takayasu arteritis

Takayasu arteritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body (aorta) and its associated branched blood vessels. As a result of the inflammation, the blood vessel walls become thick and make it difficult for blood to flow. Over time, impaired blood flow causes damage to the heart and various other organs of the body.  Although the cause remains unknown, Takayasu arteritis appears to be an autoimmune condition, in which cells that fight infection and disease are wrongly targeted against the body's own tissues.
 

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The terms "Takayasu arteritis" returned 128 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Surgical treatment of multivessel lesions in Takayasu arteritis.
 

Author(s): Yong-Peng Diao, Chang-Wei Liu, Xiao-Jun Song, Yue-Xin Chen, Li-Long Guo, Li-Shan Lian, Yong-Jun Li

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2013 ;126(24):4804-5.

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2013

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Tocilizumab for the treatment of patients with refractory Takayasu arteritis.
 

Author(s): Yoshikazu Nakaoka, Kaori Higuchi, Yoh Arita, Michio Otsuki, Kaori Yamamoto, Takahiro Hashimoto-Kataoka, Taku Yasui, Kuniyasu Ikeoka, Tomohito Ohtani, Yasushi Sakata, Yoshihito Shima, Atsushi Kumanogoh, Keiko Yamauchi-Takihara, Toshio Tanaka, Tadamitsu Kishimoto, Issei Komuro

Journal: Int Heart J. 2013 ;54(6):405-11.

 

Treatment of refractory Takayasu arteritis (TA) remains an unresolved clinical issue. Patients usually respond to glucocorticoid (GC) therapy, but often relapse on tapering of the GC dose. The aim of the present study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the interleukin-6 (IL-6) ...

Last Updated: 6 Dec 2013

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Takayasu arteritis in young male.
 

Author(s): B S Patil, U G Rajoor

Journal: Niger J Clin Pract. ;16(4):548-50.

 

Hypertension is one of the common diseases affecting general population. The World Health Organization has concluded that hypertension is the major factor responsible for the most deaths worldwide, 12.8% per year or more than seven million. Additionally hypertension is rated third ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2013

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The terms "Takayasu arteritis" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Takayasu arteritis in a 4-year-old girl: case report and brief overview of the pediatric literature.
 

Author(s): Ebru Aypar, Ash Celebi-Tayfur, Melike Keser, Dursun Odabaş, Fatih Ozaltin, Yahya Paksoy, Seza Ozen

Journal: Turk. J. Pediatr.. ;54(5):536-9.

 

Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a large vessel vasculitis that involves the aorta, its major branches and pulmonary arteries. Diagnosis of TA during childhood remains challenging due to the non-specific symptoms. We report a four-year-old girl presenting with fever, fatigue, weight loss, ...

Last Updated: 22 Feb 2013

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Takayasu arteritis as a cause of arterial hypertension. Case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Elżbieta Sadurska, Renata Jawniak, Marek Majewski, Elżbieta Czekajska-Chehab

Journal: Eur. J. Pediatr.. 2012 May;171(5):863-9.

 

We report a 16-year-old girl in whom Takayasu arteritis (TA) was manifested mainly by severe arterial hypertension on her right arm, which was detected during a routine examination at school. Her systolic blood pressure on the right arm was significantly higher than that on the left ...

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2012

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Takayasu arteritis with intracranial involvement mimicking epilepsy: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Zahit Bolaman, Irfan Yavasoglu, Gurhan Kadikoylu, Mustafa Unubol, Kutsi Koseoglu, Ali Akyol

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2011 ;50(12):1345-8.

 

The symptoms of Takayasu arteritis (TA) are related to end organ ischemia. Here we present a patient with convulsions and intracranial involvement. A 15-year-old young woman was admitted with the complaint of convulsions since one and a half months previously. Her physical examination ...

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2011

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Efficacy and Tolerance of Tocilizumab In Takayasu Arteritis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: TAKAYASU ARTERITIS

 

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2014

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Use of MRI and PET for Assessing Disease Activity in Takayasu's Arteritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Takayasu Arteritis

 

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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Determining Disease Activity Biomarkers in Individuals With Takayasu's Arteritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Takayasu's Arteritis

 

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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