Kathy Taghipour

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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)
The overall objective of the guideline is to provide up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations for the management of bul-lous pemphigoid (BP). The document aims to update and expand on the previous guidelines by: (i) offering an appraisal of all relevant literature since January 2002, focusing on any key developments; (ii) addressing important, practical(More)
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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND The relationship between bullous pemphigoid (BP) and neurological disease has been the subject of numerous recent studies and BP antigens and their isoforms have been identified in the central nervous system (CNS). Whilst epidemiological data support this association, little is known about the pathomechanism behind this link and the immunological(More)