Foods That Reduce Inflammation

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Anti Inflammatory Drugs

Cortisol and corticosterone are used as steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (SAIDs). They inhibit inflammation by blocking the release of arachidonic acid from the plasma membrane, thus inhibiting the synthesis of all eicosanoids. Their main disadvantage is that prolonged use causes side effects that mimic Cushing syndrome (see p. 668). Aspirin and ibuprofen (Motrin) are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with more selective effects. They stop the action of cyclooxy-genase, thus blocking prostaglandin synthesis without affecting lipoxygenase or the leukotrienes. For similar reasons, aspirin inhibits blood clotting (see chapter 18). One theory of fever is that it results from the action of prostaglandins on the hypothalamus. Most antipyretic (fever-reducing) drugs work by inhibiting cyclooxygenase.

Management options

Oedema recent evidence suggests that calcium-channel blockers such as nifedipine may be at least equally effective with a better safety profile. In general, probably the fewer drugs used overall the better. Certain drugs given near to delivery may cross the placenta and affect the fetus, e.g. non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (which can prevent the ductus arteriosus from closing).

Preoperative abnormalities

Therapy in asthma can be aimed at blocking airway reflexes, relaxing smooth muscle, inhibiting the release of inflammatory mediators, and increasing beta adrenoceptor tone.An increasing appreciation of the role of the inflammatory component led to a change of emphasis in drug therapy for long term treatment (Barnes 1989, Guidelines for the Management ofAsthma in Adults 1990, Guidelines for the Management ofAsthma 1997). Bronchodilators are primarily indicated for short term relief of bronchospasm, acute asthma attacks, and the prevention of exercise-induced asthma.The main bronchodilators are, in decreasing order of effectiveness, beta2 adrenoceptor agonists, theophylline derivatives, and anticholinergics. For the chronic state, emphasis is now placed on the early introduction of regular inhaled anti-inflammatory drugs such as corticosteroids (beclometasone dipropionate or budesonide), sodium cromoglycate, and nedocromil sodium. Since their onset of action is slow, long term therapy...

Medical Management General Concepts

However, the following concepts to guide therapy can be gleaned from examination of the literature and the personal experience of the authors. First, collage-nous lymphocytic colitis is an IBD that clinicopathologically responds to anti-inflammatory medications as used in idiopathic IBD (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). Prompt improvement in diarrhea is noted in most patients, and histopathologic resolution of collagen banding is noted in some. Second, literature reports note a dramatic clinico-pathologic response with remission to antibacterial agents such as bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) in some patients. For these reasons, it may be prudent to attempt an initial trial of antibacterial treatment before using anti-inflammatory treatment. There are no studies of probiotics. Third, unless the patient has only mild diarrhea easily controlled by dietary restrictions, cholestyramine, and bulk or antimotility agents, a course of anti-inflammatory therapy...

Supplemental Reading

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Acute renal failure related to pregnancy

Septic abortion and massive haemorrhage (traditionally caused by placental abruption, although any cause of hypovolaemia may be followed by renal failure). Other important causes include pyelonephritis, drug reactions (especially non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs ), acute fatty liver and incompatible blood transfusion. In most cases, ARF is caused by acute tubular necrosis, although cortical necrosis has been seen after abruption and pre-eclampsia. Problems are those of ARF generally, especially related to fluid balance and the apparently increased susceptibility of pregnant women to developing pulmonary oedema.

Role of H pylori and NSAIDs

There is a very strong epidemiologic link between H. pylori infection and the development of PUD. The proof that this association exists has been described following the observation that a significant proportion of patients with PUD have co-infection coupled with the observation that eradication strategies result in a significantly lowered risk for the development of PUD. Controversies exist as to whether H. pylori should be eradicated in patients who test positive for infection as a means of preventing the development of PUD. There is a greater likelihood for the development of PUD in patients who have coexistent H. pylori and NSAID usage. The treatment of H. pylori infection and the management of NSAID-induced ulcers are described in Chapter 23 Helicobacter pylori and Gastroduodenal Disease Chapter 24 Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Gastrointestinal Complications Chapter 29, Chronic Gastrititis and Chapter 33,Primary Gastric Lymphoma.

Chronic Bacterial Sinusitis Antiinflammatories

Long-term, low dose macrolide therapy represents one attempt at controlling the inflammation associated with chronic sinusitis (80). Medicines that have anti-inflammatory properties and are well tolerated are sought to help ease the reliance on systemic corticosteroids that affect both the number and function of inflammatory cells. When used in a topical form, nasal steroid sprays have been shown to be safe and effective in reducing the symptoms of alleric rhinitis (81). Their use in patients with chronic sinusitis can decrease the size of nasal polyps, and diminish sinomucosal edema (82). There are no set guidelines for the duration of use, and the expected side effects from long-term use are not yet known. Experience in using oral steroids for the treatment of chronic sinusitis is only anectodal. The extended use of oral steroid may result in serious side effects that include muscle wasting and osteoporosis. Because of the side effects, steroids are tapered and given in short...

Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation

The key point to make about TMJ syndrome is that it is the most common cause of multiple ear symptoms in patients with normal ears, and that it is often misdiagnosed as a eustachian tube or middle ear disorder. The patient usually presents with unilateral or bilateral fullness in or near the ear, and ache may be present. Thorough evaluation of the TM, its mobility, and hearing can rule out ear disease. A positive history of bruxism, coupled with findings of joint tenderness or crepitance, supports the diagnosis. Patient counseling and anti-inflammatory medicines, along with possible dental consultation and nighttime appliance fitting, are the mainstays of treatment. The primary practitioner can diagnose and initiate treatment for TMJ syndrome, with elective referral to an ENT or dental specialist for confirmation of the diagnosis and further options.

Why Is Tnfa So Important In Inflammatory Diseases

With other cytokines to drive the inflammatory process. Inhibition of this key mediator has been demonstrated to have a potent anti-inflammatory effect in several models. The role of this cytokine in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis and loss of bone in inflammatory conditions is currently under intense investigation.

Sulfasalazine and Other 5ASAs

Sulfasalazine has been used as the initial anti-inflammatory agent because of documented effectiveness in colonic idiopathic IBD, low cost, and a comparative lack of side effects. The usual dose of sulfasalazine is 2 to 4 g d administered by mouth in divided doses with meals and at bedtime. The full dosage should be achieved slowly, starting with 1 tablet (0.5 g) daily and adding 1 tablet per day until the desired dosage is achieved. This may help avoid nausea and, perhaps, headaches. Conventional folic acid administration, ASA acetylsalicylic acid bid twice daily NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug qd

Coexistent Motility Disturbances

This interaction of motility disturbances with chronic pancreatitis takes on an even more complex connection because our laboratory has recently reported that the prevalence of gastroparesis is significantly increased in patients with chronic abdominal pain and small duct chronic pancreatitis. In 56 patients with small duct chronic pancreatitis documented by the secretin test, 25 of the 56 (44 ) had gastroparesis. The etiology of this delay in gastric emptying is unclear, but it may be related to the high levels of CCK that such patients with small duct chronic pancreatitis demonstrate. In addition, many of these patients are receiving narcotics and that may lead to gas-troparesis. Our laboratory has been quite successful in using nonenteric-coated pancreatic enzymes to treat the pain in patients with small duct chronic pancreatitis. However, if the stomach is not emptying properly, those enzymes will not be delivered into the proximal small bowel where feedback inhibition of...

Management options General management

Use of simple analgesics such as paracetamol and codeine-based preparations is acceptable during pregnancy but non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be avoided whenever possible. If their use is considered essential, treatment should be agreed with the obstetrician and fetal cardiac ultrasound monitoring arranged because of the risk of premature closure of the ductus arteriosus. Amitriptyline may be prescribed as a co-analgesic, especially if pain is disrupting normal sleep patterns. In cases of severe back pain, strong opioid analgesia may be required.

Problems not confined to obstetrics

Most severe reactions on the labour ward are caused by drugs, especially antibiotics, intravenous anaesthetic drugs (particularly suxamethonium) and oxytocin. Some well-recognised cross-reactions exist, e.g. up to 10 of individuals with true penicillin allergy are also allergic to cephalosporins. Allergy to amide local anaesthetic drugs is rare but has been reported, as has allergy to preservatives used in local anaesthetic and other drug preparations. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol often cause rashes but these are usually mild following brief oral rectal courses, although severe reactions have been reported following intravenous administration. Reactions may also follow administration of gelatine intravenous fluids and blood. Latex allergy has become an increasing problem amongst both medical staff and patients, driven by an increase in the wearing of gloves because of concern about transmission of blood-borne infection and the ubiquitous use of latex in home...

Toxicities Linked To Descriptors For The Overall Properties Of The Molecule

Sections 2.1-2.3 summarize the weight of evidence that links specific structural fragments (toxicophores) to adverse outcomes. Literature evidence linking overall molecular properties and adverse outcomes is less prevalent. One approach is to examine the link between overall physicochemical parameters and toxic endpoints and has been the subject of an excellent recent review which discusses the physico-chemical parameters commonly associated with toxicity endpoints 62 . Lipophili-city , usually described by the octanol-water partition coefficient, (log P) or the calculated value, (clog P) appears to be the most general requirement in quantitative structure-toxicity relationships (QSTRs) reflective of the link between lipophilicity and access to tissue and cell compartments through membrane permeability and lipophilicity driven non-specific binding to hydrophobic protein sites or membranes. This paper also highlights the literature evidence linking lipophili-city to metabolism,...

Common Features Of Am Expression And Secretion

AM is now known to elicit a wide range of biological activity including apoptosis-survival, angiogenic, anti-inflammatory and mitogenic anti-mitogenic effects in addition to the vasodilatory effect (Kato 1997 Hague, 2000 Clementi 1999 Hinson, 2000). By the recent studies on AM-transgenic and knockout mice, mortality and tissue damage caused by endotoxin and oxidative stress are reported to be highly improved in the AM-overexpressing mice and to be exacerbated in the AM knockout mice (Shindo, 2000, Shimosawa, 2003 Niu, 2004). The regulation profile of AM expression and secretion as well as the ubiquitous expression of AM reveals that AM is not a classical peptide hormone but is a cytokine-like peptide regulating a wide range of cell function as a local mediator.

Management of Upper GI Bleeding

Algorithm for the management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Adapted from Zeng et al, 1999. ASA acetylsalicylic acid GI gastrointestinal ICU intensive care unit IV intravenous NSAIDs nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs PPI proton pump inhibitor ZE Zollinger Ellison.

Peptic Ulcer Disease

It is estimated that one in six people with chronic H. pylori infection will have a peptic ulcer sometime in his or her lifetime. Initial studies indicated that > 90 of peptic ulcers were caused by H. pylori infection. More recent examination of clinical trials in the United States showed that 60 to 70 of duodenal ulcers are causally related to this infection (Laine et al, 1998). Numerous studies from around the world have confirmed that eradication of the infection significantly decreases recurrent PUD. It is now generally accepted that all patients presenting with a peptic ulcer should be tested for H. pylori infection. If positive, the patient should receive appropriate H. pylori eradication treatment. Most authorities feel that once the infection is eradicated, acid suppression for ulcer prophylaxis is unnecessary as long as the patient is not on other ulcerogenic agents, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (Liu et al, 2003). The increasing use of NSAIDs and...

Therapy of Extensive Disease

Mildly active extensive (extending proximal to splenic flexure) colitis is usually best treated first with oral 5-ASA. Sulfasalazine, the original 5-ASA preparation, is a prodrug that releases 5-ASA after cleavage by bacterial action on the diazo bond with sulfapyridine. However, the sulfapyridine moiety has little anti-inflammatory activity, and it causes adverse effects in up to 40 of patients. Most patients who experience adverse effects from sulfasalazine will tolerate oral 5-ASA preparations. The adverse effects from sulfa-pyridine can be dose related, and this prevents use of high doses of sulfasalazine, usually to a maximum of 4 g daily. Therefore, it is not possible to deliver as high a dose of 5-ASA with sulfasalazine as with other oral 5-ASA preparations. Other available oral preparations of 5-ASA include the prodrugs, olsalazine (Dipentum) and balsalazide (Colazal), as well as the targeted delivery preparation of 5-ASA (Asacol), and the continuous delivery preparation of...

Controlled Randomized Clinical Trials

More often, there exists some standard remedy, such as aspirin for use as an anti-inflammatory, or metoprolol for use in alleviating hypertension. In such cases you would want to demonstrate that your preparation or device is equivalent or superior to the existing standard by administering this active preparation to the patients in your control group. Barbui et al. (2000) and Djulbegovic et al. (2000) recommend that an active control always be employed. Barbui et al. (2000) insist that to protect the patient, only an active control should be employed. Depending on your requirements and those of the regulatory agencies, one or both types of control may be needed.

Recurrence of Esophageal Strictures

Of dilatation have not consistently correlated with stricture recurrence. Recently it has been shown that weight loss or lack of heartburn correlate with need for repeat dilatation but this has yet to be reconfirmed (Agnew et al, 1996). Other factors, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use, have revealed conflicting data.

Treatment of Diseases Caused by Missplicing

It is well known that small molecules can interact with RNA, and this principle is used by several RNA-binding antibiotics, such as gentamicin, chlorampheni-col, and tetracycline (Xavier et al. 2000). Therefore, several chemical screens were performed to identify small-molecular-weight molecules that interfere with splice site selection. It was found that (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol and component of green tea (Anderson et al. 2003), as well as kinetin and the related benzyladenine, a plant hormone (Slaugenhaupt et al. 2004), promotes correct splice-site usage in the IKAP gene, involved in familial dysautonomia. Histone deacetylase inhibitors, such as sodium butyrate and valproic acid, have been used to increase the correct level of SMN2 splicing (Chang et al. 2001 Brichta et al. 2003). SMN2 splicing was also influenced by the phosphatase inhibitor sodium vanadate (Zhang et al. 2001), the cytotoxic anthracycline antibiotic aclarubicin (Andreassi et al. 2001) and...

Surrogate Markers Of Ad

The rationale for this approach rests upon the fact that p-amyloid (Ap) deposits in the neuropil are one of the defining histopatho-logical signatures of AD. Because an excessive amount of Ap may be toxic to neurons (Yankner et al., 1990), attempts to lower the amyloid burden and prevent Ap deposits is a major goal in drug development for AD. In testing these therapies, clinical trials should incorporate efforts to detect the desired effect of treatment by measuring amyloid derivatives in either blood or CSF. A recent study by Nitsch et al. (2000) illustrates that this strategy is feasible. They administered the selective mj-agonist AF102B to 19 AD patients based upon preclinical studies showing that activation of the m1 receptor subtype inhibited Ap secretion from cultured cells (Hung et al., 1993). In the human studies, they measured total Ap levels in CSF obtained before treatment and again 4 weeks later during treatment and found that overall CSF total Ap...

Potential Therapeutic Indications

Of apoE knockout mice with the selective 11p-HSD1 inhibitor (10mg kg d for 8 weeks in diet) significantly attenuated the deposition of aortic plaque and cholesterol ester. This was accompanied by a decrease in circulating monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, suggesting that 11p-HSD1 inhibition has a direct anti-inflammatory effect at the blood-vessel wall.

Induction of Tolerance by DCs in the Steady State

Subtype of DCs expresses the Fas ligand, enabling these DCs to kill Fas-bearing activated T cells. However, those effects did not depend on the activations status of the DCs. Rather, a certain subtype of DCs seemed to be involved in this tolerogenic action. Interestingly, those DC subsets also express the DEC-205 receptor, and it is conceivable that DEC-205+ DCs are prone to induce tolerance rather than immunity. Lu et al. (31) show that DEC-205+ liver DCs are poor T-cell stimulators and induce T cells that produce the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10. In addition, a subset of DEC-205+ CD8+ DCs has been identified in mouse spleen, that is able to curb proliferation of CD8+ T cells in vitro by inducing TH2-like cytokines (32). So, even if the functional aspects of DEC-205-mediated antigen presentation to the tolerance induction remains elusive, DEC-205 expression might serve as a suitable marker to characterize tolerogenic DCs (33,34). In addition to killing T cells after antigen...

Molecular Regulation in Mesenchymal Stromal and Hematopoietic Cells during Tumor Neovascularization

The difficulty of assessing the relative contribution of each lineage of BMDCs to tumor neovascularization has led to debate and hampered the identification of new clinical targets, inhibiting clinical translation of the progress made in preclinical models. Nevertheless, these data suggested that a generic approach of inhibiting chronic inflammation might prevent carcinogenesis. This approach is supported by epidemiological data that have demonstrated that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduce their risk of developing colorectal cancer 102 . In addition, two promising therapeutic approaches have been tested in preclinical or clinical models that targeted hematopoietic cell contribution to angiogenesis in tumors. One was targeting these cells using cytokines that also participate in angiogenesis (by inhibition of VEGF, SDF-1, TGF-p, IL-8, COX-2, and so on, or alternatively, promotion of IL-12, IFN-a, or IFN-y). Another strategy was targeting molecules produced by...

Relevant Vascular Effects of Statins

A wide array of inflammatory cells such as monocytes, macrophages, and T lymphocytes are observed in atheroma, which suggests complex inflammatory process in atherosclerosis. These inflammatory cells secrete cytokines, thereby modifying endothelial function, SMC proliferation, collagen degradation, and thrombosis. Statins possess anti-inflammatory properties because of their ability to reduce the number of inflammatory cells in atherosclerotic plaques. Inhibition of adhesion molecules, such as intercellular adhesion mol-ecule-1 (ICAM-1), by statins is one mechanism which leads to a reduced recruitment of inflammatory cells under statin treatment. Expression of LOX-1, which is observed to be upregulated early during atherogenesis, is also a potent pro-inflammatory signal, since it is associated with the upregulation of a variety of other pro-inflammatory signals. LOX-1 expression and its activation are both suppressed by statins 23 . High levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), released...

Defective Clearance of Apoptotic Cells and Autoimmunity

The role of impaired phagocytosis of apoptotic cells in the development of autoantibodies in systemic autoimmunity has attracted considerable attention in recent years. Under normal circumstances, apoptotic bodies are recognized and engulfed by phagocytic cells. Professional phagocytic cells such as macrophages and DCs clear apoptotic cells swiftly, whereas nonprofessional phagocytes appear to take up apoptotic cells when they reach the later stages of the dying process 163 . This clearance process is facilitated by the presence of eat me signals exposed in apoptotic cells (e.g., phosphatidylserine), apoptotic cell recognition receptors in phagocytic cells (e.g., phosphatidylserine receptor, 52-glycopro-tein 1 receptor, vitronectin receptor, complement receptors, and tyrosine kinase Mer receptor), and serum proteins (e.g., complement cascade components such as C1q, C-reactive protein (CRP), and serum amyloid protein) 164 . It is widely accepted that the efficient clearance of...

Specific Aspects of Post Operative Pain

The action of endogenous opioids on peripheral sites following tissue damage. Opioid receptors are transported toward the central terminal in the dorsal horn and toward the periphery. These peripheral receptors then become active following local tissue damage. This occurs with unmasking of opioid receptors and the arrival of immunocompetent cells that possess opioid receptors and have the ability to synthesize opioid peptides. This has led to an interest in the peripheral administration of opioids following surgery or topical administration of morphine. NSAIDs are commonly used for peripheral analgesia and one of their actions is a reduction in the inflammatory response. Agents such as aspirin and other NSAIDs provide their anti-inflammatory action by blocking the cyclooxigenase pathway. Cyclooxigenase exists in two forms, COX1 and COX2. While COX1 is always present in tissues, including the gastric mucosa, COX2 is induced by inflammation. This presents an opportunity for the...

Managing Age Related Disorders

Where AD is suspected, the patient may be treated with cholinesterase inhibitors to maximize the half-life of brain neurotransmitters. There are three such drugs available donepezil, rivastigmine, and galantamine. Clinical trials have shown that these drugs can improve cognitive function. However, side effects, including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, can lead to serious complications. Other drugs, such as estrogen (for women), vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, are also used but their effectiveness is in doubt. However, while these agents may be ineffective as a treatment for advanced dementia, they may be useful in treating milder cases.

Challenges to the enigma of ysecretase and to Alzheimers disease

Proteins that undergo ectodomain shedding. These findings highlighted y-secretase as one of the prime therapeutic targets for the disease-modifying therapy of AD. In contrast to the putatively complex mechanism of proteolysis within membrane, various types of small molecule compounds exhibit inhibitory activity to y-secretase, and the hit rates in random screening are exceptionally high (Takahashi et al. 2006). Many of the y-secretase inhibitors, however, suppress production of Ap40, Ap42 and Notch activation to a similar extent, potentially causing failures in lymphocyte maturation or mucosal turnover of digestive tracts as side effects. The unexpected discovery by the Koo group (Weggen et al. 2001), that a subset of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs preferentially inhibit y42-cleavage of APP, preserving Notch S3 cleavage, provided us with significant implications 1) NSAIDs or their derivatives can be used as potential Ap-lowering drugs for AD, and 2) modulation of y-secretase...

Moderate to Severe Disease

Newer corticosteroid preparations such as oral budesonide (Entercort) have the advantage of a greater topical anti-inflammatory action and a better toxicity profile than traditional corticosteroids. in patients with mild to moderate disease activity, budesonide at 9 mg d is superior to placebo or mesalamine, and comparable to conventional steroids at equivalent of prednisolone 40 mg d (Greenberg et al, 1994 Thomsen et al, 1998 Rutgeerts et al, 1994). The controlled-ileal release oral budesonide (Entocort) is formulated as Eudragit-L-coated microgranules with an internal ethylcellu-lose component that release budesonide at pH > 5.5. The primary site of release for budesonide (Entocort) is the ileocecal region. Thus, the most appropriate candidates for this agent are patients with ileal and or right-sided colonic CD with mild to moderate disease severity. For induction of remission, oral budesonide is administered at 9 mg d for 8 weeks. some individuals advocate tapering budesonide...

Inflammation And Alzheimers Disease

A large number of epidemiological studies have addressed the possible protective effect of antiinflammatory drug use with regard to Alzheimer's disease (AD) (McGeer et al., 1996). The most convincing of these studies the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging utilized data collected prospectively, thereby minimizing recall bias issues. Corroborated by related studies, their results indicated a protective effect from the use of non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (Stewart et al., 1997). Available intervention studies support the beneficial efficacy of NSAIDs in AD. One small controlled trial of the NSAID indomethacin suggested that the drug slowed cognitive deterioration (Rogers et al., 1993). Recently, a small controlled trial of diclofenac showed similar results (although not statistically significant because of a high drop-out rate) (Scharf et al., 1999).

Chromatographic pKa Measurement

Oumada et al. 148 described a new chromatographic method for determining the aqueous pKa of drug compounds that are sparingly soluble in water. The method uses a rigorous intersolvent pH scale in a mobile phase consisting of a mixture of aqueous buffer and methanol. A glass electrode, previously standardized with common aqueous buffers, was used to measure pH online. The apparent ionization constants were corrected to a zero-cosolvent pH scale. Six sparingly soluble non-steroidal antiinflammatory weak acids (diclofenac, flurbiprofen, naproxen, ibu-profen, butibufen, fenbufen) were used successfully to illustrate the new technique.

Immunity and inflammation

AM gene is expressed in peripheral blood monocytes and is rapidly up-regulated during their transformation to macrophages. Some studies showed that AM suppresses the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-a in Swiss 3T3 cells, macrophage cell line, and rat Kupffer cells (Isumi et al., 1999 Wu et al., 2003). The antiinflammatory effect of AM was also demonstrated in different in vivo models of inflammation (Clementi et al., 1999).

Neuronal Cyclooxygenase2 A Potential Target For Nsaids In The Brain

Studies of post-mortem AD, as well as large number of epidemiological and interventional studies point to an important role of COX-2 in the pathophysiology of AD. In particular, the surprising discovery that, in the human brain, COX-2 is expressed primarily in neurons (see below) may have important implications for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders (Ho et al., 1999, 2001 in press). Moreover, the tremendous resources being devoted by industry and academia to the testing of antiinflammatory drugs for the treatment of AD attests to the growing consensus in favor of the inflammatory hypothesis of the disease (Aisen, 1997).

Benefits of Enteral Nutrition

Nutrition is an important adjuvant therapy for IBD patients to help improve malnutrition. More recent data suggest a role for nutrition as a therapeutic agent using enteral formula fortified with antiinflammatory cytokines such as transforming growth factor-ft. There is a separate chapter on PN and EN (see Chapter 54, Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition).

Conventional Therapies that Have Impact on Splicing

The development of isoform-specific conventional drugs. A salient example of isoform-specific pharmacology is provided by the nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and the realization that the cyclooxygenase inhibited by acetaminophen is the product of an alternative transcript of the COX-1 gene (Chandrasekharan, Dai et al. 2002 Simmons 2003 Cui, Kuroda et al. 2004 Fig 1A).

Innate Immunity Autotoxicity and Degenerative Neurologies

This hypothesis has been greatly strengthened by reports that polymorphisms in promoter and other untranslated regions of the inflammatory cytokine genes IL-1a, IL-1p, IL-6 and TNFa significantly enhance the odds ratios for contracting AD (Bagli et al., 2000a,b Bhojak et al., 2000 Collins et al., in press Du et al., 2000 Grimaldi et al., 2000 Nicoll et al., 2000 Papassotiropoulos et al., 1999 Rebeck, in press see other chapters, this volume). These data indicate that the level of expression of inflammatory cytokines influences the onset of AD. It has been additionally strengthened by further epidemiological studies supporting earlier findings (McGeer et al., 1996) that chronic use of non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduces the risk of contracting AD. Stewart et al. (1997), in the Baltimore longitudinal study, found that patients who were using NSAIDs for more than 2 years had the risk of AD reduced by 60 (Figure 31.1). Veld et al. (2000), in the Rotterdam aging study,...

ApoE4 A case of evolutionary underperformance

Anorectal Malformation Pathophysiology

These multiple screenings led to the identification of several potent apoE-inducing agents. Among the most interesting candidates are 1) indomethacin (Aleong et al. 2003), a potent anti-inflammatory drug used in the past with some success in a placebo-controlled clinical drug trial in mild to moderate AD (Rogers et al. 1993), 2) estrogen (a problematic hormone used recently with disappointing results in elderly women Craig et al. 2005) and 3) cholesterol-lowering drug called probucol (Champagne et al. 2003), the first generation of cholesterol- lowering agents that were used mostly in severe familial hypercholesterolemia (Davignon et al. 1982). We also identified two apoE-reducing agents, 1) cortisol a glucocorticoid hormone associated with stress, known to inhibit synaptogenesis at physiological concentration in vivo and to be markedly up-regulated in MCI subjects (Lupien et al. 1998) , and 2) simvastatin a second-generation cholesterol-lowering drug that can inhibit apoE secretion...

Primary Aquired Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

Ample evidence certainly exists that obstructed nasolacrimal systems are colonized by increased numbers of pathogenic microorganisms. The histopathology implies that, besides topical or systemic anti-inflammatory agents, nasal decongestants, such as Afrin, possibly could also be useful tools in the management of early cases of primary acquired dacryostenosis, since they could counteract the hyperemia and swelling of the cavernous body 25 .

New Developments and Future Trends

Leukotrienes Inflammatory Mediators

After decades of stagnation, research on systemic acne treatment has expanded markedly in the last several years. The results of numerous studies have greatly increased our understanding of both the pathophysiology of the disease and the mechanisms of action for current therapies. New developments occurred including the low-dose long-term isotretinoin regimen, new isotretinoin formulations, understanding of isotretinoin's anti-sebotropic action, new antibiotics, and combination treatments to reduce toxicity and bacterial resistance, and new oral contraceptives. Future trends represent new anti-inflammatory agents, such as 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors, insulin-sen Roxithromycin, a macrolide antibiotic, is administered in a dose of 150 mg twice daily in the treatment of inflammatory acne. It accumulates at therapeutic levels in the pilosebaceous system 90 and exhibits an interesting spectrum of effects, namely direct anti-inflammatory and anti-androgenic activities. It significantly...

Targeting ySecretase for Alzheimers Disease

In contrast, compounds that can modulate the enzyme to alter or block Ap production with little or no effect on Notch would bypass this potential roadblock to therapeutics. Recent studies suggest that the protease complex contains allosteric binding sites that can alter substrate selectivity and the sites of substrate proteolysis. Certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs e.g., ibuprofen, indomethacin, and sulindac sulfide) can reduce the production of the highly aggregation-prone Ap42 peptide and increase a 38-residue form of Ap, a pharmacological property independent of inhibition of cyclooxygenase (Weggen et al. 2001). The alteration of the proteolytic cleavage site is observed with isolated or purified y-secretase (Fraering et al. 2004b Weggen et al. 2003), indicating that the compounds can interact directly with the protease complex to exert these effects. Enzyme kinetic studies and displacement experiments suggest the selective NSAIDs can be noncompetitive with...

Clinical Box 11 Why Doesnt Your Stomach Digest Itself

The weakening of these mucosal defense mechanisms results in ulcerations and eventually gastric ulcer disease. A variety of factors including excessive alcohol and tobacco consumption, stress, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin can lead to erosion in the lining of the stomach. Additionally, there is also a positive correlation between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterial infection and the incidence of gastric and ulcers of the small intestine. H. pylori produces large quantities of the enzyme urease, which hydrolyzes urea to produce ammonia. The ammonia neutralizes the gastric acid in the bacteria's immediate environment thus protecting the bacteria from the toxic effects of its normally toxic acid environment. It is remarkable how some cells find a way to survive even in the deadliest environment.

IgE Receptor Crosslinking And Activation Of Apcs

Recent data have also suggested a role of FceRI on the differentiation of APCs mediated by factors involved in anti-inflammatory pathways and known to promote a tolerogenic state. The production of the tolerogenic cytokine IL-10 has been induced by the engagement of FceRI on human monocytes from atopic donors at the beginning of the IL-4 GM-CSF driven culture process, and this prevented the differentiation of the DCs (34). This resulted in the production of macrophage-like cells that were poor stimulators of T cells. This area needs further study to characterize the precise role of FceRI in the modulation of DCs and the clinical consequences attached to this finding.

Definition and Causes

Ileoascendostomy

Benign stenoses can be caused either by inflammatory healing processes involving scarring (mainly associated with Crohn disease, but also ischemic colitis and NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug colitis) or they may occur as postoperative stricturing. occurring in a phase of florid inflammation. Stricture formation has also been associated with rapid healing processes following intensive anti-inflammatory therapy (e.g., anti-TNF antibodies). Typically, stenosis formation has a predilection for the anastomosed region around ileocolostomies (E 21.1a, h). Stenosis in a confirmed diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, however, always raises the index of suspicion for malignancy and must be operated.

Sigmoid Colon Infection

Proctitis Nonsteroidal Anti Inflammatory

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can promote bleeding from any number of possible lesions in the gastrointestinal tract. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can also induce colitis, which may not be visibly discernible from infectious colitis or chronic inflammatory bowel disease (Figs. 13.29,13.30). However, its endoscopic aspect can also include flat and usually irregularly bordered erosions and ulcerations, which are surrounded by an otherwise normal appearing mucosa (s 13.5). Individual lesions may bleed. Fig. 13.29 Pronounced colitis with reddened mucosa and fibrinous exudates, primarily affecting descending colon, related to use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. - 0 13.5 Ulcers in use of anti-inflammatory drugs - 0 13.5 Ulcers in use of anti-inflammatory drugs anti-inflammatory drugs (b). The visible vessel underneath the clot was hemoclipped (Olympus) (c).

Melanoticmelanocytic lesions

Surgical treatment should be avoided if possible. Cryosurgery with carbon dioxide snow or liquid nitrogen is often used but may cause blistering, with the blister roof containing the epidermal wart component if the treatment succeeds. However, when treating the proximal nail fold freezing must not be prolonged since the matrix can easily be damaged this may result in circumscribed leukonychia or even nail dystrophy, although scarring is rare with cryosurgery. Particular side-effects of cryosurgery include pain, depigmentation and secondary bacterial infection (rare), Beau's lines, onychomadesis, nail loss or inordinate oedema, the latter often worse in the very young and very old, and transient neuropathy or anaesthesia. Many of the side-effects are avoidable if the freezing times are carefully controlled and if prophylactic analgesic and subsequent anti-inflammatory treatment is given soluble aspirin 600 mg three times daily for 5 days and topical steroid application twice daily....

Ulcerogenic Potential of NSAIDs

Although all NSAIDs can cause GI injury, some NSAIDs are more ulcerogenic than others. In general, the ulcerogenic potential of an NSAID correlates with its antiinflammatory activity. NSAIDs with a high analgesic effect at doses with low anti-inflammatory activity, such as ibupro-fen,are less ulcerogenic than NSAIDs that achieve acceptable analgesic effects only at doses with high anti-inflammatory activity (eg, piroxicam). Clinically, the ulcer risk observed with various NSAIDs is in part a reflection of prescribing behavior. For example, ibuprofen is frequently used at analgesic doses (1.2 g or less per day) for noninflammatory pain conditions. When full antiinflammatory doses are given (eg, 2.4 g d), it is not possible to distinguish ibuprofen from other NSAIDs.

Prodrugs With Other Benefits

Mechanism-based GI side effects of non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs have been previously addressed by a prodrug approach 43 . A similar strategy was applied to the antiviral castanospermine (64). This compound causes osmotic diarrhea due to inhibition of intestinal sucrases. The ester-type prodrug celgosivir (65) was relatively inactive at this enzyme and the GI side effects were minimized, allowing advanced clinical trials as an anti-HCV agent. Celgosivir was readily absorbed (> 94 of the dose) orally, and converted rapidly to the parent (> 92 of the dose) upon absorption 44 .

Other Species Of Artemisia Used In Traditional Chinese Medicine

According to a national survey of the medicinal plants of China, more than sixty Artemisia species are used in different areas for certain ailments such as inflammation, liver and stomach disorders and gynaecological problems (Table 1). The leaves of more than ten species are used for the preparation of moxas (see below). A number of Artemisia species are used as choleretic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic agents in the treatment of hepatitis. Two of these are A. scoparia and A. capillaris and are known by the same Chinese name as Yin Chen. Both species contain essential oils, flavones and coumarins. A flavone, capillarisin, the major constituent of A. capillaris, together with two new stereoisomeric constituents, capillartemisin A and B, showed choleretic effects in experiment studies. The coumarin derivative sco-parone isolated from both species had a preventative effect on carbon tetrachloride or galactosamine-induced hepatotoxicity in hepatocyte cell cultures, (Hikino, 1985, Kiso...

Exogenous And Endogenous Chemicals That Cause Acute Renal Failure

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory Nephrotoxicants may act at different sites in the kidney, resulting in altered renal function. The sites of injury by selected nephrotoxi-cants are shown. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, cyclosporin A, and radiographic contrast media cause vasoconstriction. Gold, interferon-alpha, and penicillamine can alter glomerular function and result in proteinuria and decreased renal function. Many nephrotoxicants damage tubular epithelial cells directly. Aminoglycosides, cephaloridine, cadmium chloride, and potassium dichromate affect the S1 and S2 segments of the proximal tubule, whereas cisplatin, mercuric chloride, and dichlorovinyl-L-cysteine affect the S3 segment of the proximal tubule. Cephalosporins, cadmium chloride, and NSAIDs cause interstitial nephritis whereas phenacetin causes renal papillary necrosis. Mechanisms that contribute to decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in acute renal...

Relationship of Islet Autoantibodies to Tcell Responses in Type 1 Diabetes

Together, these observations challenge the belief that proinflammatory Th1 cy-tokine responses (IFN-y) exclusively drive disease progression in type 1 diabetes, while anti-inflammatory Th2 responses (IL-4, IL-10) offer protection 183 . Instead, the Th2 predominance of T-cell reactivity that is associated with the presence of antibodies strongly linked with diabetes progression suggests that elevated Th2 or regulatory responses continue in the presence of destructive auto-immunity. Similar observations of an early Th2-type response have been reported in pre-diabetic NOD mice and in T cells that protect against diabetes isolated from islet infiltrates from diabetic mice 184, 185 . Such a Th2 environment would account for the activation of the humoral immune response (auto-antibody production). However, the critical factor that tips the balance into a Th1 state towards destructive insulitis and overt disease remains unknown.

Prospects for the Future

Strategies are being developed to ameliorate the neuro-toxicity caused by abnormal metabolic products and prevent processes that lead to cell death. A large number of clinical trials are underway, both industry and government (NIA-ADCS) sponsored studies, with widely-used drugs (e.g., antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, statins, vitamins and folate) that might reduce the risk ofAlzheimer's disease. Intensive studies are underway on multiple fronts, from basic science to genetics to drug therapy to care giving.

Residual Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cuffitis

Modern pouch surgery leaves behind only a small cuff of rectal mucosa, of 1 or 2 cm at the most, when a doublestapled anastomosis is formed. No rectal mucosa should remain when the anastomosis is hand sewn in conjunction with a distal rectal mucosectomy. However, in some cases, for example in obese patients when it is difficult to bring the small bowel deep into the pelvis, the surgeon may need to leave behind a more substantial cuff of rectal mucosa to which the pouch is anastomosed. The term cuffitis has been used to describe persistent inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the remnant of rectal mucosa. Most often it occurs in patients who had active colitis before surgery. Symptoms are proportional to the amount of rectal mucosa that remains and to the severity of the inflammation. Patients complain of fecal frequency and urgency and the motions are commonly watery with mucous and blood. Urgency and leakage occur, especially at night. Rarely, if several centimeters of rectum remain,...

Colonic Complications of NSAIDs

Some of the side effects of NSAIDs on the large bowel are rare, such as erosions, solitary or multiple ulcers, inflammation (which may resemble classic inflammatory bowel disease IBD ), aggravation of diverticulitis, or even appendicitis in the elderly (Bjarnason et al, 1987). Treatment is the same as for the underlying disease, with discontinuation of the particular NSAID and with COX-2 selective agents being the preferred antiinflammatory analgesic.

Inflammation And The Clinical Progression Of Alzheimers Disease Dementia

Complications Alzheimer Disease

Prior studies have shown that COX-2, an enzyme involved in inflammatory mechanisms and neuronal activities (reviewed in Pasinetti, 1998), is upregulated in the AD brain and may represent a therapeutic target for antiinflammatory treatments (Ho et al., 1999). COX exists in two isoforms, coded by distinct genes on different chromosomes (Kujubu et al., 1991 Cao et al., 1995 O'Banion et al., 1992). The two isoforms show about 50 homology and have similar catalytic activity, but are physiologically distinct. COX-2 is inducible in inflammatory cells in response to inflammatory signals, such as cytokines and lipopolysaccharides, and is downregulated by glucocorticoids. In contrast, COX-1 expression is generally constitutive. It thus appears that COX-2 mediates inflammatory activity, while COX-1 has housekeeping functions, including gastric cytoprotection and platelet aggregation (Table 35.1). The evidence showing elevation of COX-2 protein content in neurons of the hippocampal formation...

Autoantigen Proteolysis During Apoptosis

Originally, it was hypothesized that cleavage of intracellular autoantigens during aberrant apoptosis may reveal previously immunocryptic epitopes in individuals with the appropriate class II MHC molecules and trigger autoantibody responses to intracellularly sequestered autoantigens 32, 132, 133 . However, it soon became obvious that this hypothesis had limitations for three main reasons. First, a large number of intracellular autoantigens frequently targeted by autoantibodies in systemic autoimmune diseases were not found to be cleaved by caspases or modified during classical apoptosis, which suggested that susceptibility to post-translational modifications may not be a generalized property of these autoantigens 132, 134 . Second, evidence accumulated to support the notion that apoptosis, being a physiological death process that occurs constantly in the human body, is essential for tolerizing the immune system against intracel-lular antigens 30, 137, 138 . This notion is supported...

Treatment of Olfactory Disorders

Steroids Among many other effects corticosteroids act as anti-inflammatory drugs, the anti-inflammatory effects being produced via a number of different pathways including inhibition of phospholipase A2 through induction of lipocortin 225 . They reduce submucosal edema and mucosal hypersecretion and thereby increase nasal patency. Systemically administered steroids are of help in many sinu-nasal disease (SND) patients 129, 226-228 . For example, Stevens reported that systemic administration of steroids was effective in 12 of 24 patients with SND-related olfactory loss 229 . In addition to the anti-inflammatory activity it has been postulated that corticosteroids directly improve olfactory function 230, 231 by modulating the function of ORN through effects on olfactory Na, K-ATPase 225 . In fact, also based on our own experience, systemic ste

Ciclesonide Asthma Copd [69

Ciclesonide, a new inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), is indicated for the prophylactic treatment of persistent asthma. ICS treatment is a widely accepted standard of care for maintenance therapy of chronic asthma, and the currently available agents include fluticasone propionate, budesonide, triamcinolone acetonide, flunisolide, and beclomethasone dipropionate. These agents exert their potent anti-inflammatory effects via modulation of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). Although ICS drugs are generally safe and well tolerated compared with oral corticosteroids, many have measurable systemic exposures, and concerns over potential side effects resulting from it severely limit the dose at which they can be administered for long-term therapy. Systemic adverse effects associated with corticosteroids include HPA axis suppression, osteoporosis, abnormal glucose metabolism, cataracts, and glaucoma, some of which could potentially occur with the long-term use of high dose ICS. The key...

Immunological Mechanisms

The activation of monocytes may explain the production of proinflammatory cytokines responsible for the chronicity of inflammation51. Spontaneous overproduction of TNF-a, IL-6, and IL-8 by patients' monocytes is apparently related to the disease activity. Patients' serum was shown to be able to inhibit the anti-inflammatory molecule AMAC-1 expression on healthy monocytes induced IL-4 and dexamethasone24.

Adjuvant Therapies Acute Bacterial Sinusitis

Patients with a viral URTI may benefit from symptomatic therapy, aimed at improving their quality of life during the acute illness. The use of normal saline as a spray or lavage can provide symptomatic improvement by liquefying secretions to encourage drainage. The short-term (three days) use of topical alpha-adrenergic decongestants can also provide symptomatic relief, but their use should be restricted to older children and adults due to the potential for undesirable systemic effects in infants and young children. Topical glucocorticosteroids may also be useful in reducing nasal mucosal edema, mostly in those cases where a patient who has seasonal allergic rhinitis develops the complication of an acute URTI. The antipyretic and analgesic effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents can relieve or ameliorate the associated symptoms of fever, headache, generalized malaise, and facial tenderness. Until the clinical diagnosis of acute bacterial sinusitis is established, management...

Therapeutic Targets and Acne Drugs

Abnormal keratinization of the infundibulum and the distal part of the sebaceous duct can be directly influenced through topical and systemic retinoids as well as through topical application of azelaic acid 30 . A number of further drugs can also secondarily induce keratolysis over their influence on other pathogenic factors 31 . Benzoyl peroxide and topical and systemic antibiotics primarily exhibit antimicrobial, but also anti-inflammatory activities 32, 33 . Various agents administered in acne treatment exhibit direct or indirect anti-inflammatory activi- ties in addition to their effects on further pathogenic factors of acne. However, solely anti-inflammatory agents have rarely been administered 13 .

Mechanisms of Peripheral Tolerance

The most important counterpart of 'type 1' immune responses are 'type 2' responses. They are induced by CD4+ T cells capable of producing IL-4 and IL-13. These two cytokines seem to suppress multiple pro-inflammatory effector functions by macrophages, such as production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Th2 cells are primarily known by their capacity to switch the immunoglobu-lin isotype of human B cells towards IgE and probably also IgG4 (Mosmann and Coffman 1989). Thus, Th2 cells do not generally extinct immune responses. They may even induce autoimmune responses and probably also autoimmune disease, such as pemphigus vulgaris, which is associated with autoantibodies of the IgG4 isotype and little local inflammation (Goldman et al. 1991 Hertl et al. 1998). However, when directed against epitopes that are associated with type 1-mediated inflammatory autoimmune disease, type 2 immune responses may exert anti-inflammatory, protective effects. Treating Th1 mediated diseases with Th2 cells...

Selected Bibliography

Perneger TV, Whelton PK, Klag MJ Risk of kidney failure associated with the use of acetaminophen, aspirin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. N Engl J Med 1994, 331 1675-1679. Sandler DP, Burr FR, Weinberg CR Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of chronic renal failure. Ann Intern Med 1991, 115 165-172.

Mechanistic Basis of the Efficacy of Statins in Atherothrombosis

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) affect vascular function. Statins attenuate the Ang II-induced ROS production in vascular smooth cells 19 . Statins decrease the number of inflammatory cells in atherosclerotic plaques and thereby exert anti-inflammatory effects on the vascular wall.

Two Way Sensitivity Analysis

Sensitivity analysis of ulcer management. One-way sensitivity is shown in the left and middle panel Two-way sensitivity analysis is shown in the right panel. COX-2 cyclooxygenase-2-receptor antagonist NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug PPI proton pump inhibitor.

Drugs that Increase the SMN Protein Level

Acid (Brichta et al. 2003 Sumner et al. 2003 Brichta et al. 2006) phenylbu-tyrate (Andreassi et al. 2004) SAHA and M344 (Hahnen et al. 2005) as well as interferon (Baron-Delage et al. 2000) hydroxyurea, a cell cycle inhibitor (Grzeschik2005) aclarubicin, an anthracycline antibiotic (Andreassi et al. 2001) sodium vanadate, a phosphatase inhibitor (Zhang et al. 2001) and indoprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (Lunn et al. 2004). HDAC inhibitors act on both transcriptional activation and or splicing correction of SMN2 pre-mRNA interferon activates the transcription of SMN2 only indoprofen increases the amount of SMN2 protein without an elevation on RNA level whereas aclarubicine and sodium vanadate only facilitate the inclusion of exon 7 into the SMN2 pre-mRNA. While most of these substances are not suitable for SMA therapy due to unfavorable toxicity profiles, some HDAC inhibitors are already FDA-approved drugs and used in the therapy of various diseases. These drugs will be...

Magic bullets shotguns or cocktails to treat or prevent Alzheimers disease

For the most part, the single target approach to drug discovery has failed to identify magic bullets that significantly impact the clinical manifestations of CNS diseases (Roth et al. 2004). Even when a magic bullet that is purportedly selective for a single target proves efficacious in a certain disease setting, in time, a more complete understanding of its pharmacology often shows that efficacy can be attributable to 1) interaction with several molecular targets or 2) a more complex physiologic effect than was originally intended. For example, it is now clear that selective drugs targeting G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are, for the most part, not nearly as selective as previously thought they bind with high affinity to a number of GPCRs (Roth et al. 2004). In addition, there is growing evidence that the beneficial effect of HMGCoA reductase inhibitors (statins) is not completely attributed to its cholesterol lowering effects and may be enhanced by effects on isoprenoid levels...

Treatment with Soluble TNFR1 to Eliminate Ad Inflammation in Lung and Liver

Certain cytokines such as TNFa can result in rapid clearance of adenovirus or viral therapy. Administration of anti-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-10, can reduce inflammation and prolong gene therapy 44 , We have evaluated the effect of the treatment with a novel TNF-binding protein (TNF-bp), a polyethylene-glycol (PEG)-linked dimer of sTNFRl, on inflammation of the lung and viral clearance after intranasal administration of AdCMVLacZ (1 x 1010 pfu) 45, 46 (Fig. 3, see color insert). Three days after intranasal administration, there was a moderate inflammatory infiltrate in the lungs of control (CT)-treated C57BL 6-+ 4- mice, which peaked at day 7 and was nearly resolved by day 30 (Fig. 3A). In contrast, 3 days after administration of AdCMVLacZ, there was no evidence of an inflammatory infiltrate in the lungs of TNF-bp-treated C57BL 6-+ + mice and only minimal evidence of infiltration was observed from day 3 through day 30. We next determined the expression of LacZ adenovirus...

Novel Applications of CGTase

Prostaglandins, Steroids, Cardiac glycosids. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents, Barbiturates, Phenytoin, Sulfornamides, Sulfonylureas, Benzodiazepines Ka, Methylsalicvlate Iodine, Naphthalene, rf-Camphor, -Menthol, Methvlcinnamate Prostaglandins, Alkvlparabens Reduce irritation to stomach Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents

Comments

It is clear that BD patients are distributed in the Mediterranean countries and in the districts around the ancient Silk Route from China to Japan. HLA-B51 is strongly associated with BD, and the occurrence of its clinical manifestations seems to correspond with those reported on other parts of the world2,6,10. The pathogenesis of BD is still obscure, and generally anti-inflammatory agents, immunomodulators including CsA and interferon and anti-chemotactic agents are used for treatment on a case by case basis. Especially in cases with eye involvement, CsA is frequently used as an immunosuppressive treatment. It is important to investigate the quality of life of BD patients who are treated with CsA. Further investigation is needed in the near future.

John S Strauss

Acne Vulgar

A basic theme that runs throughout the nine papers is the importance of the four principles of treating acne, proposed many years ago by Kligman and myself. These include correcting the altered pattern of keratinization, the inhibition of Propionibacterium acnes and the production of extra-cellular pro-inflammatory products, the inhibition of sebum, and producing an anti-inflammatory effect. Almost all of the therapeutic approaches summarized in the presentations are related to these principles, and as is often mentioned, while we have made tremendous strides and are eminently successful in the management of acne, we cannot rest on our laurels. The management of acne will change in the future, and indications of this are contained in the papers.

Chemoprevention

Chemoprevention trials are currently being initiated, but there are currently no data to guide clinical practice. Given the widespread use of aspirin for cardiovascular prophylaxis and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for musculoskeletal problems in the at risk population (older males), the future use of one of these agents for chemoprevention seems likely. The fact that patients with BE are already treated with PPIs reduces the risk of the GI toxicity of these agents.

Incident pain

Patients with bony metastases in the spine, pelvis, or femora may have pain that escalates on movement, walking, standing, or even sitting. Opioid analgesics along with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the mainstay of treatment, with the aim of making the patient comfortable at rest. Increasing the opioid dose further is often unhelpful as a dose sufficient to make movement possible is too sedating when the resting patient's opioid requirement is decreased. Rescue or breakthrough doses of normal release opioid are usually used in anticipation of movement, along with non-drug measures such as radiotherapy, possible surgery, and appropriate aids and appliances.

Figure 1118

Conditions associated with risk for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)-induced acute renal failure. NSAIDs can induce acute renal decompensation in patients with various renal and extrarenal clinical conditions that cause a decrease in blood perfusion to the kidney 32 . Renal prostaglandins play an important role in the maintenance of homeostasis in these patients, so disruption of counter-regulatory mechanisms can produce clinically important, and even severe, deterioration in renal function.

Analgesics

Transfer of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids into breast milk has been extensively studied, and neither type of analgesic is present in clinically important quantities. Therapeutic doses of morphine and diamorphine given for postoperative analgesia (either following Caesarean section or other surgical intervention) can be given to the mother as required. The BNF states that breastfeeding is not recommended for mothers who are addicted to opioids, although this may be controversial since the American Academy of Pediatrics considers that up to 20 mg methadone daily is compatible with breastfeeding.

Figure 1117

Mechanism by which nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) disrupt the compensatory vasodilatation response of renal prostaglandins to vasoconstrictor hormones in patients with prerenal conditions. Most of the renal abnormalities encountered clinically as a result of NSAIDs can be attributed to the action of these compounds on prostaglandin production in the kidney 31 .

Figure 810

Differential diagnosis of granulomatous lesions in renal sarcoidosis. Once considered rare, granulomatous interstitial nephritis is now observed in 10 of kidney biopsy results. Most of these are seen in cases of drug hypersensitivity. The commonly implicated drugs are antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Sarcoidosis and Wegener's granulomatosis each account for 5 to 10 of cases observed on kidney biopsy. Other less common and rather rare causes include tuberculosis, angiitis, and lupus erythematosus. In some 15 to 20 of cases, the cause of the granulomatous lesions is never established.

Figure1119

Inhibition by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on pathways of cyclo-oxygenase (COX) and prostaglandin synthesis 33 . The recent demonstration of the existence of functionally distinct isoforms of the cox enzyme has major clinical significance, as it now appears that one form of cox is operative in the gastric mucosa and kidney for prostaglandin generation (COX-1) whereas an inducible and functionally distinct form of cox is operative in the production of prostaglandins in the sites of inflammation and pain (COX-2) 33 . The clinical therapeutic consequence is that an NSAID with inhibitory effects dominantly or exclusively upon the cox isoenzyme induced at a site of inflammation may produce the desired therapeutic effects without the hazards of deleterious effects on the kidneys or gastrointestinal tract. PG prostaglandin TxA2 thromboxane A2.

Figure 1412

Arachidonic acid is released from the plasma membrane by phospholipase A2. The enzyme cycloxygenase catalyses the conversion of arachidonate to two prostanoid intermediates (PGH2 and PGG2). These are converted by specific enzymes into a number of different prostanoids as well as thromboxane (TXA2). The predominant prostaglandin produced varies with the cell type. In endothelial cells prostacyclin (PGI2) (in the circle) is the major metabolite of cycloxygenase activity. Prostacyclin, a potent vasodilator, is involved in the regulation of vascular tone. TXA2 is not produced in endothelial cells of normal kidneys but may be produced in increased amounts and contribute to the pathophysiology of some forms of acute renal failure (eg, cyclosporine A-induced nephrotoxicity). The production of all prostanoids and TXA2 is blocked by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), which inhibit cycloxygenase activity.

Figure 155

Nephrotoxicants may act at different sites in the kidney, resulting in altered renal function. The sites of injury by selected nephrotoxi-cants are shown. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, cyclosporin A, and radiographic contrast media cause vasoconstriction. Gold, interferon-alpha, and penicillamine can alter glomerular function and result in proteinuria and decreased renal function. Many nephrotoxicants damage tubular epithelial cells directly. Aminoglycosides, cephaloridine, cadmium chloride, and potassium dichromate affect the S1 and S2 segments of the proximal tubule, whereas cisplatin, mercuric chloride, and dichlorovinyl-L-cysteine affect the S3 segment of the proximal tubule. Cephalosporins, cadmium chloride, and NSAIDs cause interstitial nephritis whereas phenacetin causes renal papillary necrosis.

Figure 1019

Has been replaced with acetaminophen in analgesia mixtures without significant changes in the cause of analgesic nephropathy in some countries 15 . A, The risk factor for end-stage renal disease of unknown cause is increased in relationship to the cumulative intake of acetaminophen as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs but not to aspirin. Moreover, mixtures containing several analgesic compounds were shown to be more nephrotoxic than are simple drugs. B, In Belgium, the prevalence of analgesic nephropathy in 1991 was strongly correlated with sales of analgesic mixtures in 1983. Rs coefficient of correlation. (A, Adapted from Perneger and coworkers 17 B, adapted from Elseviers and De Broe 18 with permission).

Figure 337

Schematic representation of ischemic nephropathy. Patients with atherosclerotic renal artery disease (ASO-RAD) often have coexisting renal parenchymal disease with varying degrees of nephrosclerosis (small vessel disease) or atheroembolic renal disease. Whether or not the renal insufficiency is solely attributable to renal artery stenosis, nephrosclerosis, or atheroembolic renal disease is difficult to determine. The term ischemic nephropathy is more complex than being simply due to atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis. In addition, in the azotemic patient with ASO-RAD, one should exclude other potential or contributing causes of renal insufficiency such as obstructive uropathy, primary glomerular disease (suggested by heavy proteinuria), drug-related renal insufficiency (eg, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), and uncontrolled blood pressure.

Macrophages

Innate activation includes responsiveness to microbial invasion via pathogen recognition receptors e.g., Toll-like receptors (TLRs) , CD14-LPS binding protein and non-opsonic receptors leading to production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IFN-y, reactive oxygen species, nitric oxide) followed by a regulated anti-inflammatory response. Activation of macrophages via scavenger receptors or man-nose receptors promotes phagocytic activity. 2. Humoral activation and phagocytosis are mediated via Fc and complement receptors and lead to cytolytic activity and production of pro- or anti-inflammatory cytokines. 5. Innate acquired deactivation can be generated following the uptake of apoptotic cells or lysosomal storage of host molecules and may be modulated by a range of receptors. The response leads to downregula-tion of MHC class II and production of anti-inflammatory cytokines (TGF-j3 and IL-10) and PGE2.

Probiotics

Interest in probiotics has stemmed from the accumulating suggestive evidence that bacterial products play a role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (Kleessen et al, 2002 Martin and Rhodes, 2000 Schultsz et al, 1999) and that certain beneficial bacteria may have anti-inflammatory properties (Borruel et al,2002). A small pilot study looked at four children with mild to moderate CD treated with Lactobacillus GG and showed significant improvement in mucosal permeability and clinical activity over the 6-month study period (Gupta et al, 2000). Little other data is available on pediatric CD. Despite this, many of our patients are using probiotics and other complementary and alternative therapies. There is a separate chapter on alternative medicines (Chapter 58, Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Gastrointestinal Disease). Probiotics are discussed in chapters on ulcerative colitis (Chapter 78, Ulcerative Colitis) and on pouchitis.

Neoplasia

Benign adenomatous polyps and adenocarcinoma of the colon and rectum are associated with chronic occult blood loss or intermittent hematochezia. Up to 10 of cases with severe lower GI bleeding in the elderly are related to benign or malignant neoplasia. These lesions often bleed from erosions or ulcers on the surface. Colonic bleeding can occur following endoscopic removal of polyps, with a reported incidence of 0.2 . Hemorrhage may be immediate, as a result of incomplete coagulation of the polyp stalk, or delayed up to 15 days, from sloughing of the eschar or erosion of a polypectomy ulcer. Elderly patients seem to be most prone to this complication. Although several studies have shown that endoscopic procedures can be performed safely in patients taking aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) without an increased risk of bleeding complications, some experts still recommend avoiding these medications for 7 days before and 7 to 10 days after polypectomy.

Joseph R PisegnaMD

The stomach plays a central role in the digestive tract owing in large part to the fact that it is the initial site for gastrointestinal (GI) digestion and that, through the release of peptide mediators, it regulates both secretion and motility. In the twentieth century, key discoveries were made in understanding the hormonal regulation of acid secretion with the discovery of gastrin, secretin, and cholecystokinin (CCK), as well as their receptors. The description of a syndrome linked to the gastric hormone gastrin, Zollinger Ellison (ZE) syndrome, showed a direct cause and effect relationship between this hormone and the development of uncontrolled gastric acid. The discovery of the organism, Helicobacter pylori, and its role in the genesis of peptic ulcerations, came to light late in the twentieth century and has provided new insights into the role of this organism and gastric mucosal host defense mechanisms. Similarly, with the increasing use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...

Benzoylperoxide

Micromolar concentrations of benzoyl peroxide were found to inhibit the release of reactive oxygen species from human neutrophils but associated with a marked drug-induced cytotoxicity. When in cell-free assays the effects of benzoyl peroxide on protein kinase C and cal-modulin as regulators of the release of reactive oxygen species were investigated, there was only a marginal inhibition of protein kinase C and no inhibition of calmodulin was detectable. Thus, the anti-inflammatory activity of benzoyl peroxide is unlikely to be mediated by protein kinase C or calmodulin 53 . Benzoylperoxide does not target the comedo at the primary route and does not have significant in vivo anti-inflammatory potency.

Figure 1414

Prostacyclin is important in maintaining renal blood flow (RBF) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in prerenal states. A, When intravascular volume is normal, prostacyclin production in the endothelial cells of the kidney is low and prostacyclin plays little or no role in control of vascular tone. B, The reduction in absolute or effective arterial blood volume associated with all prerenal states leads to an increase in the circulating levels of a number of of vasoconstrictors, including angiotensin II, catecholamines, and vasopressin. The increase in vasoconstrictors stimulates phospholipase A2 and prostacyclin production in renal endothelial cells. This increase in prostacyclin production partially counteracts the effects of the circulating vasoconstrictors and plays a critical role in maintaining normal or nearly normal RBF and GFR in prerenal states. C, The effect of cycloxygenase inhibition with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in prerenal states. Inhibition of...

Figure 638

Avoided in these patients because of dye-induced nephrotoxicity. When sought, papillary necrosis has been reported in as many as 25 of cases. Analgesic nephropathy accounts for 15 to 25 of papillary necrosis in the United States but accounts for as much as 70 of cases in countries in which analgesic abuse is common. Papillary necrosis also has been reported in patients receiving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Telephone Triage

Calls that are made because of an increase in disease activity (diarrhea, cramping, urgency, etc) require an investigation that includes asking about any changes in overall health, medication compliance (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use aggravates IBD), diet, and stress level, as well as asking about the presence of other symptoms (bleeding, opening of fistulas, fevers, extra-intestinal manifestations). Even the most articulate and insightful patients can leave out important data needed to appropriately assess the situation. Conversely, patients that are known to go on and on with copious and various complaints can be under-evaluated when they have real medical needs. Good advice from Dr. Theodore Bayless Neurotics are not immortal. Some calls simply require an empathetic ear.

Systemic Treatment

As inflammatory acne lesions are infiltrated with neutrophils, the use of anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was suggested and ibuprofen was selected for its properties. Effectively, ibuprofen decreases inflammation by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, a pivotal enzyme in the arachi-donic acid cascade leading to the formation of the proinflammatory prostaglandin products. Thus, ibuprofen may inhibit human leukocyte chemotaxis and the formation of the inflammatory lesions in acne. A study demonstrated that tetracycline hydrochloride capsules (1,000 mg day) associated with ibuprofen tablets (2,400 mg day) is effective when administered for 2 months to patients with moderately severe acne 17 . Other authors combine minocycline capsules (150 mg day) and ibuprofen tablets (1,200 mg day) with excellent clinical response and the additional benefit of fewer side effects at low ibuprofen doses. Dapsone (diaminodiphenylsulfone or DDS), effectively tested on lepra, was shown to possess anti-inflammatory...

Richard KozarekMD

Fixed strictures of the small or large intestine need to be distinguished from extrinsic compression or acute gut angulation as a consequence of adhesions. They must also be distinguished from dynamic processes to include mural spasm, intussusception, and volvulus. Colonic strictures are most common, particularly following anastomoses in which there is a postoperative leak, pelvic abscess, or previous pelvic irradiation (Kozarek, 2001 Kozarek, 2003). Table 85-1 outlines additional causes of benign and malignant colonic strictures. Intestinal strictures, in turn, are mostly inflammatory and are the consequence of acid-peptic disease and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use in the proximal gut and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and anastomotic cicatrization in the mid and distal small bowel. Other etiologies are listed in Table 85-2.

Ligands

Recent observations indicate that PPARa activators could reduce the posttraumatic inflammation induced in acute ischemic stroke. Indeed treatment with fenofibrate (22), a known PPARa activator, reduces cerebral infarct size caused by cerebral ischemia 63 . Although the authors reported that 100mg kg fenofibrate exerted neurological recovery-promoting effect, this dosage did not reduce the brain lesion, suggesting that a high dose associated with a long-term treatment with fenofibrate may induce adverse effects on cell death. One possible interpretation of these results is that high dose of fenofibrate may exert massive anti-inflammatory effect by inhibiting cytokines (tumor necrosis factor a, interleukin-1) production. It is known that blockade of cytokines in the early phase is beneficial but their presence is also fundamental for the processes of tissue repair and regeneration. Thus a high dose of fenofibrate could counteract these beneficial effects 51,64 .

Other Compounds

In recent years, dual 5-lipooxygenase (5-LOX) and cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors, interfering with both prostaglandin and leukotriene pathways in the arachidonic acid cascade, have emerged as possible alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which interact with the prostaglandin pathway only. The hope for dual 5-LOX COX inhibition is to alleviate the side effects related to sole COX-inhibition, especially those exerted by selective COX-2 inhibitors. Licofelone (13), a dual 5-LOX COX inhibitor, attenuated VCAM-1 expression in inflammatory endothelial cells in vitro. In a flow chamber assay, it dose-dependently decreased both the rolling and adhesion of leukocytes on endothelial cells. In contrast, no effects were found with the non-selective COX inhibitor indomethacin, the potent and selective 5-LOX inhibitor ZD-2138, or the selective COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib, or the combination of ZD-2138 with celecoxib. In a mouse peritonitis model, licofelone markedly reduced...

Days postinoculation

The evolution of chronic inflammatory phenomena being tightly linked to the formation of new vessels, the anti-inflammatory activity of -941 has been tested in a human model of skin irritation (33). The degree of redness of the skin was measured with a chronometer and compared with a positive and a negative control. The value of the negative control was estimated as 100 of irritancy. The results showed that administration of -941 was efficient in reducing skin irritation in a dose-dependent manner (Fig. 5). Therefore, the above data are the first pharmacological demonstration that an orally administered cartilage extract is able to slow down the progression of a variety of pathological angiodependent situations. In addition, they demonstrate that, when given orally, the active component(s) of -941 is (are) bioavailable and nontoxic. The absence of toxicity has further been verified in different species. -941 was administered orally in mice, rats, dogs, and primates at various doses....

Responding To Danger

The default response of the inductive sites of the mucosal immune system is decidedly anti-inflammatory, if not tolerogenic. The default response elicited by dendritic cells entering the lymph nodes and spleen from the effector sites of mucosal immune system is actively tolerogenic. However, several different kinds of signal induce immature dendritic cells to mature with phenotypes that elicit effector responses. While infection of dendritic cells by certain pathogens can downregulate expression of IL-12 (156) or induce production of IL-10 (157,158), most pathogens upregulate IL-12 production (159). LPS can induce dendritic cells to mature with either the so-called DC1 or DC2 phenotypes, which generate Th1 or Th2 effector cells. LPS stimulation of bone marrow-derived dendritic cells activates cyclooxygenase-2, and the resulting PGE2 stimulates production of IL-10 (160), which supports generation of TH2 effector cells. LPS stimulation of peripheral blood dendritic cells upregulates...

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Treatment should be directed at ameliorating the renal lesion and reduction of the production of paraproteins. In patients with myeloma it is very important to prevent situations that could precipitate acute renal failure. In this respect, dehydration and hypercalcemia are very harmful. Measures should be taken to maintain a high fluid intake. When radiocontrast agents are necessary, hydration before the study decreases the chance of intratubular cast formation between light chains and the contrast agent. Alkalization of the urine can reduce the interaction between light chains and Tamm-Horsfall protein (THP). Nephrotoxic drugs (such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and gentamycin) should not be used because they further enhance tubular dysfunction. Experimental studies suggest that colchicine may be helpful in reducing cast formation either by decreasing THP secretion or modifying the interaction between THP and light chains. Presently, no data exist that document the clinical...

Retinal Microglia

Cultured human MG appear to elaborate significant quantities of IL-10 in vitro, supporting an anti-inflammatory rather than a pro-inflammatory role for these cells (100). Indeed, the exclusion of proteins by the blood-brain barrier and blood-retinal barrier are thought in themselves to be partly responsible for limiting MG activation and APC function, which may explain the presence of normal complement of tissue macrophages and DCs in the adjacent meninges and choroid plexus of the brain and uveal tract of the eye, respectively (71,83). The expression of CD200R and fractalkine receptor (CX3CRj) on retinal MG and their ability to produce anti-inflammatory cytokines and mediators such as IL-10, PGF2 and TGF- would indicate these cells serve to limit CNS inflammation by inhibiting APC function and adaptive immune responses, thus preventing newly recruited T cells differentiating along a Th1 pathway (85,88). Similar data have been obtained in vitro for retinal MG (100).

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