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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
#5
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
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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
#7
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...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059019/retrospective-review-of-lupus-nephritis-in-a-new-zealand-multi-ethnic-cohort
#8
E Ly, H Thein, Michael Lam Po Tang
: Increased lupus nephritis has been reported in Pacific Island and Maori populations. Previous studies suggest ethnic variation in response to immunosuppression treatment; however this has not been assessed in Pacific Island and Maori cohorts. This retrospective study reviewed class 3, 4 and 5 lupus nephritis outcomes and response to induction immunosuppression over a 10-year period in a New Zealand multi-ethnic cohort with high Pacific Island representation. This included 49 renal biopsies in 41 patients; by ethnicity Pacific Island 53...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059018/outcome-in-biopsy-proven-lupus-nephritis-evaluation-of-biopsies-from-the-norwegian-kidney-biopsy-registry
#9
G E Norby, G Mjøen, R Bjørneklett, B E Vikse, H Holdaas, E Svarstad, K Aasarød
Objective To evaluate long-term mortality and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in a cohort of Norwegian patients with biopsy-proven lupus nephritis (LN). Methods Renal biopsies were obtained from 178 patients with LN from 1988 until 2007. Mortality rate and death causes were provided by Statistics Norway and ESRD data were provided by the Norwegian Renal Registry. Risk factors for all-cause mortality were evaluated by Cox regression. Standardized mortality ratio (SMR) was compared to observed deaths in a matched general population sample...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056626/nailfold-capillaroscopic-changes-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-correlations-with-disease-activity-skin-manifestation-and-nephritis
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S Shenavandeh, S Habibi
Introduction The clinical expression of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the consequence of endothelial cell damage leading to serious multiple organ dysfunction. The aim of this study was to assess the association between nailfold capillaroscopic changes and disease activity, skin and renal involvement in patients with SLE. Methods Demographic variables, clinical manifestations and laboratory data of 108 patients with SLE were investigated. Nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) was performed in all patients. Result Morphological changes in NFC were observed in 102 out of 108 (94...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956582/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-insertion-deletion-gene-polymorphism-in-egyptian-children-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-possible-relation-to-proliferative-nephritis
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A Hammad, S Yahia, W Laimon, S M Hamed, A Shouma, N M Shalaby, D Abdel-Hady, R Ghanem, R M El-Farahaty, S R El-Bassiony, E M Hammad
INTRODUCTION: Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is crucial in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus through angiotensin II which regulates vascular tone and endothelial functions. OBJECTIVES: To study the frequency of ACE insertion/deletion (I/D) gene polymorphism in Egyptian children with systemic lupus erythematosus and its possible relation to the renal pathology in cases with lupus nephritis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The frequency of ACE gene insertion/deletion polymorphism genotypes was determined in 78 Egyptian children with systemic lupus erythematosus and compared to a matched group of 140 healthy controls using polymerase chain reaction...
December 12, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940897/corrigendum-to-abnormal-thymic-maturation-and-lymphoproliferation-in-mrl-faslpr-lpr-mice-can-be-partially-reversed-by-synthetic-oligonucleotides-implications-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927883/serum-25-oh-vitamin-d-level-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-relation-to-disease-activity-il-23-and-il-17
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D Shahin, R M El-Farahaty, M E Houssen, S A Machaly, M Sallam, T O ElSaid, N O Neseem
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the vitamin D status in treatment-naïve SLE patients and its association with clinical and laboratory markers of disease activity, including serum levels of IL-17 and IL-23. METHODS: Fifty-seven treatment-naïve SLE patients along with 42 matched controls were included. SLEDAI score was used to estimate disease activity. Serum levels of 25(OH) D, IL-17 and IL-23 were measured. RESULTS: The median level of 25(OH) D in SLE patients (40...
December 7, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927882/the-japanese-lupuspro-a-cross-cultural-validation-of-an-outcome-measure-for-lupus
#14
M Inoue, K Shiozawa, R Yoshihara, T Yamane, Y Shima, T Hirano, M Jolly, K Makimoto
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to validate the Japanese version of the LupusPRO questionnaire for use with systemic lupus erythematosus patients. METHODS: Participants were 205 lupus patients recruited from three rheumatology centers in Japan. Demographic data were collected and quality of life was assessed using the LupusPRO and the Short Form Health Survey-12. Disease activity was evaluated by physicians using the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Activity Index. Some participants completed questionnaires 10-14 days after the first survey...
December 6, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927881/brain-abscess-due-to-listeria-monocytogenes-after-hellp-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#15
A Fervienza, M Bodro, P Castro, S Hernández, I Teixidó, G Espinosa, R Cervera
OBJECTIVE: To illustrate an unusual case of Listeria cerebral abscess. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A 32-year-old pregnant woman with thrombotic antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) received corticotherapy for two weeks due to hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet (HELLP) syndrome. After delivery she presented with neurological symptoms and fever. RESULTS: The MRI scan confirmed the presence of a brain abscess, and Listeria monocytogenes was isolated in blood cultures...
December 6, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927880/serum-osteoprotegrin-opg-in-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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A N Kiani, P Aukrust, T Ueland, I Hollan, E Barr, L S Magder, M Petri
INTRODUCTION: Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family. It has recently been demonstrated that OPG is produced by a variety of tissues, including the cardiovascular system (heart, arteries, veins), lung, kidney, immune tissues, and bone. The OPG-RANKL signaling pathway is strongly related to vascular calcification. We determined the association of this biomarker with subclinical atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). METHODS: We measured OPG and markers of subclinical atherosclerosis (coronary artery calcium (CAC), carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) carotid plaque) in 166 SLE patients (91% female, 64% Caucasian, 31% African American, 5% others, mean age 45 years)...
December 6, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913750/congenital-heart-block-and-immune-mediated-sensorineural-hearing-loss-possible-cross-reactivity-of-immune-response
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C Bason, I Pagnini, A Brucato, S Maestroni, A Puccetti, C Lunardi, R Cimaz
Immune-mediated sensorineural hearing loss may complicate systemic autoimmune diseases. We have previously reported the presence of antibodies directed against inner ear antigens in patients with Cogan syndrome, a disease characterized by sudden hearing loss and interstitial keratitis. Such autoantibodies cross-react with an epitope of SSA/Ro60 protein. Anti-Ro/SSA antibodies in pregnant women cross the placenta and reach the fetal tissues inducing an immune-mediated damage of the cardiac conduction system...
December 2, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913749/belimumab-in-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#18
A Yazici, B Yazirli, D Erkan
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity with persistently positive antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). Patients with aPL may also experience thrombocytopenia, cardiac valve disease, nephropathy, skin ulcer, or cognitive dysfunction, which are collectively known as non-criteria manifestations of APS. A description is provided of two primary APS patients who received belimumab (10 mg/kg) for an aPL-related manifestation.
December 2, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913748/a-3-year-follow-up-of-a-patient-with-acute-renal-failure-caused-by-thrombotic-microangiopathy-related-to-antiphospholipid-syndrome-case-report
#19
X-J Zhou, M Chen, S-X Wang, F-D Zhou, M-H Zhao
BACKGROUND: Microvascular manifestations of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome in the kidneys include acute renal failure, thrombotic microangiopathy and hypertension. Therapy has been largely empiric. CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old Chinese man presented with anuric acute renal failure without abundant proteinuria and heavy haematuria, but markedly low levels of urinary sodium, potassium and chlorine upon admission. On day 1 of hospitalization, his thrombocytopenia, anaemia and renal failure showed rapid progression...
December 2, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909160/evaluation-of-polymorphic-variants-in-apoptotic-genes-and-their-role-in-susceptibility-and-clinical-progression-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
N Glesse, P Vianna, L M G Paim, M C C Matte, A K K Aguiar, P L Palhano, O A Monticielo, C V Brenol, R M Xavier, J A B Chies
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease marked by the disruption of the immune homeostasis. Patients exhibit a wide range of clinical manifestations, and environmental and genetic factors are involved in SLE pathogenesis. Evidence suggests that abnormalities in the cellular and molecular events that coordinate apoptosis may favour the generation of autoantigens involved in autoimmunity. In this way, the apoptotic deregulation may be affected by polymorphic variants in apoptotic-related genes...
November 30, 2016: Lupus
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