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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480786/ultraviolet-a1-irradiation-therapy-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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H McGrath
Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus, SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by the production of autoantibodies, which bind to antigens and are deposited within tissues to fix complement, resulting in widespread systemic inflammation. The studies presented herein are consistent with hyperpolarized, adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-deficient mitochondria being central to the disease process. These hyperpolarized mitochondria resist the depolarization required for activation-induced apoptosis. The mitochondrial ATP deficits add to this resistance to apoptosis and also reduce the macrophage energy that is needed to clear apoptotic bodies...
October 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420066/disease-evolution-in-late-onset-and-early-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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R Aljohani, D D Gladman, J Su, M B Urowitz
Objective The objective of this study was to compare clinical features, disease activity, and outcome in late-onset versus early-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) over 5 years of follow up Method Patients with SLE since 1970 were followed prospectively according to standard protocol and tracked on a computerized database. Patients entering the cohort within one year of diagnosis constitute the inception cohort. Patients with late-onset (age at diagnosis ≥50) disease were identified and matched 1:2 based on gender and first clinic visit (±5) years with patients with early-onset disease (age at diagnosis 18-40 years)...
October 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420059/neuropsychiatric-symptoms-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-impact-on-quality-of-life
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R C Monahan, L J J Beaart-van de Voorde, G M Steup-Beekman, C Magro-Checa, T W J Huizinga, J Hoekman, A A Kaptein
Objective Assess quality of life in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presenting with neuropsychiatric symptoms (neuropsychiatric SLE, NPSLE). Methods Quality of life was assessed using the Short-Form 36 item Health Survey (SF-36) in patients visiting the Leiden NPSLE clinic at baseline and at follow-up. SF-36 subscales and summary scores were calculated and compared with quality of life of the general Dutch population and patients with other chronic diseases. Results At baseline, quality of life was assessed in 248 SLE patients, of whom 98 had NPSLE (39...
October 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420072/reduction-of-nitric-oxide-and-dna-rna-oxidation-products-are-associated-with-active-disease-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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T M V Iriyoda, N Stadtlober, M A B Lozovoy, F Delongui, N T Costa, E M V Reiche, I Dichi, A N C Simão
The aims of the present study were to evaluate biomarkers of oxidative and nitrosative stress in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, in particular products of DNA/RNA oxidative damage and their correlation with disease activity. This study included 188 controls and 203 patients; 153 with inactive SLE (SLEDAI < 6) and 50 with active SLE (SLEDAI ≥ 6) without renal impairment. Oxidative stress was assessed by tert-butyl hydroperoxide-initiated by chemiluminescence, advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), total radical-trapping antioxidant parameter (TRAP), nitric oxide metabolites (NOx), and DNA/RNA oxidation products...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420068/pentraxin-3-levels-are-associated-with-vasculitis-and-disease-activity-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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S Sahin, A Adrovic, K Barut, S Durmus, R Gelisgen, H Uzun, O Kasapcopur
Objectives Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammatory organ damage by means of vasculitis. Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) is expressed locally at the sites of inflammatory processes, predominantly from endothelial cells. In adult studies, PTX3 has shown to be an indicator of active vasculitis both in large-vessel and small-vessel vasculitides, as well as in SLE. Moreover, in SLE it has found to be correlated with disease activity, and with some of the clinical manifestations and laboratory parameters...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420065/a-five-consecutive-years-study-of-renal-function-outcome-among-biopsy-proven-lupus-nephritis-patients-in-southern-iran
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M Pakfetrat, L Malekmakan, M Kamranpour, T Tadayon
Introduction Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most common complications of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) responsible for an increase in mortality and morbidity. This study was conducted to evaluate the outcome for LN patients and factors that correlate with their outcome. Materials and methods We included 80 patients with proved LN and more than three-years follow up at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. We prepared a data gathering sheet for each patient and extracted the data from patients' file records which existed in the hospital...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420064/anti-topoisomerase-i-antibodies-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-potential-association-with-the-presence-of-anti-dsdna-antibodies
#7
M Fredi, I Cavazzana, A Zanola, N Carabellese, A Tincani, M Mahler, F Franceschini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420062/intravenous-immunoglobulin-a-biological-corticosteroid-sparing-agent-in-some-autoimmune-conditions
#8
A Watad, H Amital, Y Shoenfeld
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is increasingly used for the treatment of autoimmune and systemic inflammatory diseases. This compound is effective in a wide range of clinical conditions other than primary immunodeficiency, including autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, infections, organ transplantation, and possibly supportive therapy for cancer. Systemic corticosteroids remain the gold standard treatment for many autoimmune diseases, but their long-term use is associated with complications in diverse organs and systems...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420056/treatment-with-belimumab-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-does-not-impair-antibody-response-to-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine
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J Nagel, T Saxne, P Geborek, A A Bengtsson, S Jacobsen, C Svaerke Joergensen, J-Å Nilsson, L Skattum, A Jönsen, M C Kapetanovic
Background/purpose The objective of this study was to explore the impact of systemic lupus erythematosus and belimumab given in addition to standard of care therapy on 13-valent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) response. Methods Forty-seven systemic lupus erythematosus patients and 21 healthy controls were immunized with a single dose of 13-valent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine. Forty systemic lupus erythematosus patients were treated with traditional disease-modifying anti rheumatic drugs, 11 of those received belimumab in addition, and 32 patients were treated with concomitant prednisolone...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420055/perceived-stress-and-reported-cognitive-symptoms-among-georgia-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#10
L Plantinga, S S Lim, C B Bowling, C Drenkard
Objective To examine associations of perceived stress with cognitive symptoms among adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods Among 777 adult (≥18 years) SLE patients, the association of Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) scores with two self-reported cognitive symptoms was examined: forgetfulness (severe/moderate vs. mild/none; from the Systemic Lupus Activity Questionnaire) and difficulty concentrating (all/most vs. some/little/none of the time; from the Lupus Impact Tracker). The study used multivariable logistic regression to estimate the odds ratios (ORs) per minimal important difference (MID = 0...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420054/the-prevalence-and-determinants-of-anti-dfs70-autoantibodies-in-an-international-inception-cohort-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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M Y Choi, A E Clarke, Y St Pierre, J G Hanly, M B Urowitz, J Romero-Diaz, C Gordon, S-C Bae, S Bernatsky, D J Wallace, J T Merrill, D A Isenberg, A Rahman, E M Ginzler, M Petri, I N Bruce, M A Dooley, P Fortin, D D Gladman, J Sanchez-Guerrero, K Steinsson, R Ramsey-Goldman, M A Khamashta, C Aranow, G S Alarcón, S Manzi, O Nived, A A Zoma, R F van Vollenhoven, M Ramos-Casals, G Ruiz-Irastorza, S S Lim, K C Kalunian, M Inanc, D L Kamen, C A Peschken, S Jacobsen, A Askanase, J Buyon, M Mahler, M J Fritzler
Autoantibodies to dense fine speckles 70 (DFS70) are purported to rule out the diagnosis of SLE when they occur in the absence of other SLE-related autoantibodies. This study is the first to report the prevalence of anti-DFS70 in an early, multinational inception SLE cohort and examine demographic, clinical, and autoantibody associations. Patients were enrolled in the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) inception cohort within 15 months of diagnosis. The association between anti-DFS70 and multiple parameters in 1137 patients was assessed using univariate and multivariate logistic regression...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420049/the-spectrum-of-neuropsychiatric-lupus-in-a-black-caribbean-population-a-report-of-the-barbados-national-lupus-registry
#12
C Flower, I Hambleton, D Corbin, S Marquez, R Edghill
Objective The objective of this study was to examine neuropsychiatric lupus in a Black Caribbean population. Methods We reviewed Barbados National Lupus Registry patients with ≥4 American College of Rheumatology criteria and a diagnosis of neuropsychiatric lupus using the American College of Rheumatology 19 case definitions. Results From 366 patients with four or more American College of Rheumatology criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus, 55 (15%) had evidence of neuropsychiatric lupus. There were 51 females and four males (F:M = 13:1) with a median age of 31 years...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406053/burden-of-illness-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-results-from-a-uk-patient-and-carer-online-survey
#13
T Kent, A Davidson, D Newman, G Buck, D D'Cruz
Objective The objective of this study was to assess the impact of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) on patients and carers. Methods Adults with SLE and carers of SLE patients completed a UK-specific online survey covering many aspects of the disease. Surveys were developed in collaboration with an NHS lupus unit and a lupus patient organization. Results A total of 121 patients and 31 carers completed the surveys. Of the 70% of patients initially misdiagnosed with another condition, 59% received treatment for the misdiagnosis...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178879/prognostic-significance-of-renal-vascular-pathology-in-lupus-nephritis
#14
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...
September 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...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134037/destiny-rides-again-the-reappearance-of-silicone-gel-filled-breast-implant-toxicity
#16
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...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059020/prevalence-and-incidence-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-the-adult-population-of-estonia
#17
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...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913749/belimumab-in-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#18
A Yazici, B Yazirli, D Erkan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831536/bilateral-chorioretinopathy-in-child-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#19
W G G Fischer, T O Kaé, R de Almeida, U L de Oliveira Filho, M A P Vilela, D B Araujo
Any of the various layers of the eye may suffer injury in systemic lupus erythematosus, ranging from keratoconjunctivitis sicca to retinopathy and optic neuritis. Rheumatologists must always be aware of ocular involvement in those patients since rapid diagnosis and a prompt intervention in those severe cases can prevent visual loss or even irreversible blindness. We present here the case of a 14-year-old girl who, despite a short period of disease, developed chorioretinopathy with transitory visual impairment with a good treatment response...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618893/corrigendum-to-the-chronic-damage-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-is-driven-by-flares-glucocorticoids-and-antiphospholipid-antibodies-results-from-a-monocentric-cohort
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