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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178879/prognostic-significance-of-renal-vascular-pathology-in-lupus-nephritis
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J M Mejía-Vilet, B M Córdova-Sánchez, N O Uribe-Uribe, R Correa-Rotter, L E Morales-Buenrostro
We performed a retrospective cohort analysis to define the prognostic significance of vascular lesions documented in renal biopsies of lupus nephritis patients. A total of 429 patients were segregated into five groups: (1) no vascular lesions (NVL), (2) arterial sclerosis (AS), (3) non-inflammatory necrotizing vasculitis (NNV), (4) thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), and (5) true renal vasculitis (TRV). Renal outcomes were analyzed by Cox regression models, and correlations between vascular lesions and activity/chronicity scores were determined by Spearman's coefficients...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178878/disease-characterization-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle-patients-in-quebec
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R Ng, S Bernatsky, E Rahme
Objective Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by an array of organ manifestations that can appear during flares and disappear during remissions. The objectives of this study were: (i) to examine SLE manifestation groups longitudinally in an SLE cohort; and (ii) to assess the association between early antimalarial treatment and renal manifestations. Methods Seven SLE manifestation groups-cutaneous, hematologic, lung, musculoskeletal, neuropsychiatric, serositis, renal-were tracked using Kaplan-Meier survival curves in an incident SLE cohort from Quebec health administrative data ( n = 2010)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173739/trigger-factors-of-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-a-review-of-current-literature
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J Szczęch, D Samotij, V P Werth, A Reich
It is currently believed that autoimmune conditions are triggered and aggravated by a variety of environmental factors such as cigarette smoking, infections, ultraviolet light or chemicals, as well as certain medications and vaccines in genetically susceptible individuals. Recent scientific data have suggested a relevant role of these factors not only in systemic lupus erythematosus, but also in cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE). A variety of environmental factors have been proposed as initiators and exacerbators of this disease...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173738/pregnancy-failure-in-patients-with-obstetric-antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-conventional-treatment-the-influence-of-a-triple-positive-antibody-profile
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J O Latino, S Udry, F M Aranda, S D A Perés Wingeyer, D S Fernández Romero, G F de Larrañaga
Conventional treatment of obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome fails in approximately 20-30% of pregnant women without any clearly identified risk factor. It is important to identify risk factors that are associated with these treatment failures. This study aimed to assess the impact of risk factors on pregnancy outcomes in women with obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome treated with conventional treatment. We carefully retrospectively selected 106 pregnancies in women with obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome treated with heparin + aspirin...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173737/failure-of-a-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-response-index-developed-from-clinical-trial-data-lessons-examined-and-learned
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L J Forbess, C Bresee, D J Wallace, M H Weisman
Background Our primary goal was to create an outcome change score index similar to a standard rheumatoid arthritis (RA) model utilizing real-world data in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients that occurred during their phase 3 trials with a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug. Methods We utilized raw data from trials of belimumab for the treatment of SLE. Data were split 80/20 into training/validation sets. Index variables present in a majority of patients and with face validity were selected...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162031/successful-treatment-of-refractory-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-using-proteasome-inhibitor-bortezomib-followed-by-belimumab-description-of-two-cases
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C Sjöwall, M Hjorth, P Eriksson
Although the putative therapeutic options for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are steadily increasing, refractory disease is indeed a major challenge to many clinicians and patients. The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib - approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma since the beginning of this century - was recently reported successful in twelve cases of refractory SLE by German colleagues. Herein, we describe two Swedish SLE cases with refractory renal and pulmonary manifestations that were rescued by bortezomib as induction of remission followed by monthly doses of belimumab...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162030/infodemiology-of-systemic-lupus-erythematous-using-google-trends
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M Radin, S Sciascia
Objective People affected by chronic rheumatic conditions, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), frequently rely on the Internet and search engines to look for terms related to their disease and its possible causes, symptoms and treatments. 'Infodemiology' and 'infoveillance' are two recent terms created to describe a new developing approach for public health, based on Big Data monitoring and data mining. In this study, we aim to investigate trends of Internet research linked to SLE and symptoms associated with the disease, applying a Big Data monitoring approach...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152659/development-of-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-in-a-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patient-after-treatment-with-mycophenolate-mofetil-and-review-of-the-literature
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M A Balci, G E Pamuk, E Unlu, U Usta, O N Pamuk
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare form of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma and four cases of PCNSL have previously been described in association with mycophenolate mofetil. We report the fifth case of PCNSL in a patient with lupus nephropathy while on mycophenolate mofetil treatment.
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134039/dysregulations-in-circulating-sphingolipids-associate-with-disease-activity-indices-in-female-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-cross-sectional-study
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A Checa, H Idborg, A Zandian, D Garcia Sar, I Surowiec, J Trygg, E Svenungsson, P-J Jakobsson, P Nilsson, I Gunnarsson, C E Wheelock
Objective The objective of this study was to investigate the association of clinical and renal disease activity with circulating sphingolipids in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Methods We used liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry to measure the levels of 27 sphingolipids in plasma from 107 female systemic lupus erythematosus patients and 23 controls selected using a design of experiment approach. We investigated the associations between sphingolipids and two disease activity indices, the Systemic Lupus Activity Measurement and the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134038/outcomes-of-847-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-in-three-age-groups
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S R M Lopes, N W S Gormezano, R C Gomes, N E Aikawa, R M R Pereira, M T Terreri, C S Magalhães, J C Ferreira, E M Okuda, A P Sakamoto, A M E Sallum, S Appenzeller, V P L Ferriani, C M Barbosa, S Lotufo, A A Jesus, L E C Andrade, L M A Campos, E Bonfá, C A Silva
Objective The objective of this study was to assess outcomes of childhood systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) in three different age groups evaluated at last visit: group A early-onset disease (<6 years), group B school age (≥6 and <12 years) and group C adolescent (≥12 and <18 years). Methods An observational cohort study was performed in ten pediatric rheumatology centers, including 847 cSLE patients. Results Group A had 39 (4%), B 395 (47%) and C 413 (49%). Median disease duration was significantly higher in group A compared to groups B and C (8...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134037/destiny-rides-again-the-reappearance-of-silicone-gel-filled-breast-implant-toxicity
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A E Brawer
Background Twenty-five years ago attorneys representing ailing women in class action litigation against silicone breast implant manufacturers made the procedural error of defining silicone-induced toxicity in the courtroom before it was properly studied in the exam room. This aberrant methodology perverted the proper research process, rendered verification of any real disease elusive, and cemented the groundwork for a repeat public health crisis potentially affecting two million women in the USA who possess new silicone gel devices inserted over the past 10 years...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121242/can-killers-be-saviors
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G Singh, A K Agarwal, J Prosek, M S K Jayadev, A Singh
Autoimmunity and cancer have a multifarious epidemiology. Often, it is because of an impaired genome, culminating in functional aberrations in the human system. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a heterogeneous complex disease which ensues due to the failure of the immune system to distinguish between self and non-self antigens, thus producing autoantibodies against DNA, RNA and proteins. Cancer, the other side of the same coin, results from an excessive proliferation of cells that evade immune regulation as a result of incompetent defense by T-cells, B-cells and macrophages...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121241/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-risk-of-preterm-birth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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S Wei, K Lai, Z Yang, K Zeng
We performed a meta-analysis to identify the association between systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and preterm birth. In this study, we studied the effects of SLE, SLE disease activity, a history of nephritis and active nephritis on preterm birth. Searches were conducted before 20 May 2016 of PubMed, Embase, Medline and Cochrane Library of literature and article reference lists. Eleven observational case-control studies and thirteen cohort studies met the inclusion criteria. The pooled relative risk (RR) for the risk of preterm birth in SLE patients versus controls was 2...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100106/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-the-light-of-the-regulatory-effects-of-galectin-1-on-t-cell-function
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Á Hornung, É Monostori, L Kovács
Galectin-1 is an endogenous immunoregulatory lectin-type protein. Its most important effects are the inhibition of the differentiation and cytokine production of Th1 and Th17 cells, and the induction of apoptosis of activated T-cells. Galectin-1 has been identified as a key molecule in antitumor immune surveillance, and data are accumulating about the pathogenic role of its deficiency, and the beneficial effects of its administration in various autoimmune disease models. Initial animal and human studies strongly suggest deficiencies in both galectin-1 production and responsiveness in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) T-cells...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059025/a-multi-group-confirmatory-factor-analyses-of-the-lupuspro-between-southern-california-and-filipino-samples-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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D R Azizoddin, R Olmstead, C Cost, M Jolly, J Ayeroff, G Racaza, L A Sumner, S Ormseth, M Weisman, P M Nicassio
Introduction Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) leads to a range of biopsychosocial health outcomes through an unpredictable and complex disease path. The LupusPRO is a comprehensive, self-report measure developed specifically for populations with SLE, which assesses both health-related quality of life and non-health related quality of life. Given its increasingly widespread use, additional research is needed to evaluate the psychometric integrity of the LupusPRO across diverse populations. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the performance of the LupusPRO in two divergent patient samples and the model fit between both samples...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059024/incidence-of-cervical-human-papillomavirus-infection-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-women
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C Mendoza-Pinto, M García-Carrasco, V Vallejo-Ruiz, S Méndez-Martínez, A Taboada-Cole, I Etchegaray-Morales, M Muñóz-Guarneros, J Reyes-Leyva, A López-Colombo
Objectives Our objective was to study the incidence, persistence and clearance of human papillomavirus infection in systemic lupus erythematosus women and assess risk factors for persistence of human papillomavirus infection. Methods We carried out a prospective, observational cohort study of 127 systemic lupus erythematosus women. Patients were evaluated at baseline and at three years. Traditional and systemic lupus erythematosus women-related disease risk factors were collected. Gynaecological evaluations and cervical cytology screening were made...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059023/the-short-term-efficacy-of-bortezomib-combined-with-glucocorticoids-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-lupus-nephritis
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H Zhang, Z Liu, L Huang, J Hou, M Zhou, X Huang, W Hu, Z Liu
Objective The treatment of refractory lupus nephritis (LN) remains challenging for clinicians because these patients either do not respond to conventional therapy or relapse during the maintenance treatment period. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of bortezomib combined with glucocorticoids in refractory lupus patients. Methodology Five refractory LN patients aged 21 to 43 years (four females and one male) with biopsy-proven diagnosis (four with type IV and one with type V+IV) were recruited...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059022/autoimmune-inflammatory-syndrome-induced-by-adjuvants-shoenfeld-s-syndrome-an-update
#18
A Watad, M Quaresma, S Brown, J W Cohen Tervaert, I Rodríguez-Pint, R Cervera, C Perricone, Y Shoenfeld
Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) has been widely described in many studies conducted thus far. The syndrome incorporates five immune-mediated conditions, all associated with previous exposure to various agents such as vaccines, silicone implants and several others. The emergence of ASIA syndrome is associated with individual genetic predisposition, for instance those carrying HLA-DRB1*01 or HLA-DRB4 and results from exposure to external or endogenous factors triggering autoimmunity...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059021/interferon-regulatory-factor-5-gene-polymorphism-in-egyptian-children-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#19
A Hammad, Y M Mossad, N Nasef, R Eid
Background Increased expression of interferon-inducible genes is implicated in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) is one of the transcription factors regulating interferon and was proved to be implicated in the pathogenesis of SLE in different populations. Objectives The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation between polymorphisms of the IRF5 gene and SLE susceptibility in a cohort of Egyptian children and to investigate their association with clinico-pathological features, especially lupus nephritis...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059020/prevalence-and-incidence-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-the-adult-population-of-estonia
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K Otsa, S Talli, P Harding, E Parsik, M Esko, A Teepere, M Tammaru
Studies have demonstrated considerable variability in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) incidence and prevalence estimates. Lack of reliable epidemiological data may hinder evidence-based health care planning. The aim of the present study was to estimate the prevalence and incidence of SLE in the Estonian adult population. The SLE billing cases were extracted from the Estonian Health Insurance Fund database 2006-2010 and verified using health care providers' databases. The patients' life status data for January 1, 2011, were retrieved from the Estonian Population Register...
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