Kathy Taghipour

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between bullous pemphigoid (BP) and neurologic disease. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Tertiary care center for immunobullous diseases and skin tumor clinics at a university hospital in Oxford, England. PARTICIPANTS Ninety consecutive patients with BP and 141 controls. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Age-adjusted(More)
Intrarenal blood flow regulation probably affects long-term blood pressure homeostasis. We have previously shown that 5 Hz renal sympathetic stimulation inhibits a humoral renal depressor mechanism, otherwise activated when increasing perfusion pressure to an isolated kidney in a cross-circulation set-up. This inhibition was suggested to occur as a result(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore associations between bullous pemphigoid (BP) and previous drug use in the United Kingdom. DESIGN A case-control study comparing the drug history of consecutive patients with BP and control subjects. SETTING Tertiary care center for immunobullous diseases and skin tumor clinics at Oxford University Hospitals. PATIENTS OR OTHER(More)
BACKGROUND Bullous pemphigoid is a blistering skin disorder with increased mortality. We tested whether a strategy of starting treatment with doxycycline gives acceptable short-term blister control while conferring long-term safety advantages over starting treatment with oral corticosteroids. METHODS We did a pragmatic, multicentre, parallel-group(More)
We present a case of axillary dermatitis caused by hydrogenated castor oil (HCO) in a commercially available deodorant. Patch testing with constituents obtained from the manufacturer showed allergic reaction to HCO 'as is', whereas there was no reaction to HCO 30% in pet. Testing 10 controls with HCO 'as is' did not cause irritant contact dermatitis.(More)
The threshold for activation of the humoral renal antihypertensive system, presumably residing in the renomedullary interstitial cells (RIC), is substantially reset upwards in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR). Depressor reactions, normally elicited by an increased renal perfusion pressure, can be inhibited either by high frequency renal nerve(More)
INTRODUCTION Letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor, is a commonly used neo-adjuvant drug to treat hormone-sensitive breast cancer. There have been a few cases of aromatase inhibitor induced vasculitis but the first case of letrozole-induced vasculitis was reported from Switzerland in 2014 (Digklia et al.) [1]. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report the case of a(More)