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Current Opinion in Rheumatology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800024/the-roles-of-dermal-white-adipose-tissue-loss-in-scleroderma-skin-fibrosis
#1
Roberta G Marangoni, Theresa T Lu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Dermal white adipose tissue (DWAT) is distinct from subcutaneous white adipose tissue and is lost in scleroderma skin fibrosis. The roles of DWAT loss in scleroderma skin fibrosis have not been well understood, and here we discuss recent findings that begin to provide insight into the multiple mechanisms involved. RECENT FINDINGS: The DWAT loss in part reflects the direct contribution of DWAT cells to the fibrotic tissue, with the reprogramming of adipocytes to myofibroblasts...
August 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796007/mri-scoring-methods-used-in-evaluation-of-muscle-involvement-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#2
Kateřina Kubínová, Heřman Mann, Jiří Vencovský
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: MRI is a promising imaging method commonly used to assess muscle involvement in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). MRI enables evaluation of both activity and damage and is therefore an ideal noninvasive diagnostic and monitoring tool. Despite its widespread use, there is no universally accepted method for scoring and reporting of MRI findings. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of systems used in the evaluation of MR images in patients with IIM...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796006/novel-insights-of-disability-assessment-in-adult-myositis
#3
Hector Fabricio Espinosa-Ortega, Mariana Moreno-Ramirez, Helene Alexanderson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the novel development of standardized clinical outcome measures used in adult patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs). A further aim was to determine what aspects of IIM are covered by these outcome measures according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). RECENT FINDINGS: The sporadic inclusion body myositis functional assessment (sIFA) is the first diagnosis-specific patient-driven patient-reported outcome measure...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796005/clinical-spectrum-of-anti-jo-1-associated-disease
#4
Sara Monti, Carlomaurizio Montecucco, Lorenzo Cavagna
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide the most recent evidence on anti-Jo-1 syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS: Several new evidences on anti-Jo-1 syndrome have recently emerged. It has been clearly established that, at disease onset, the classic clinical triad (arthritis, myositis and interstitial lung disease - ILD) is only rarely observed. Indeed, disease onset with an isolated arthritis is common. Patients presenting with an isolated manifestation are at high risk for the subsequent occurrence of initially lacking triad findings...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777108/genetics-in-inclusion-body-myositis
#5
Simon Rothwell, James B Lilleker, Janine A Lamb
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the advances in our understanding of the genetics of inclusion body myositis (IBM) in the past year. RECENT FINDINGS: One large genetic association study focusing on immune-related genes in IBM has refined the association within the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region to HLA-DRB1 alleles, and identified certain amino acid positions in HLA-DRB1 that may explain this risk. A suggestive association with CCR5 may indicate genetic overlap with other autoimmune diseases...
August 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763333/recent-clinical-trials-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#6
Valérie Leclair, Ingrid E Lundberg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) are complex multisystemic autoimmune diseases. Glucocorticoids remain the cornerstone of treatment in IIM, and the benefit of additional immunosuppressors is still debated. A limited number of controlled clinical trials have been available to support treatment guidelines, but in the last year, several clinical trials have been published. In this review, the highlights of recently published and on-going clinical trials in IIM will be summarized and discussed...
July 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719392/intestinal-microbiome-in-scleroderma-recent-progress
#7
Elizabeth R Volkmann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our evolving understanding of how gut microbiota affects immune function and homeostasis has led many investigators to explore the potentially pathologic role of gut microbiota in autoimmune diseases. This review will discuss the rapidly advancing field of microbiome research in systemic sclerosis (SSc), an incurable autoimmune disease with significant gastrointestinal morbidity and mortality. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent reports have identified common perturbations in gut microbiota across different SSc cohorts...
July 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742601/editorial-introductions
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September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678065/pregnancy-and-reproductive-aspects-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#9
Laura Andreoli, Francesca Crisafulli, Angela Tincani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss pregnancy and reproductive aspects in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with particular focus on preconception counselling, maternal and foetal outcomes, safety and beneficial effects of drugs during pregnancy as well as contraception methods, assisted reproduction techniques and strategies for thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients with positive antiphospholipid antibodies. RECENT FINDINGS: Evidence-based recommendations for the management of family planning and women's health issues in SLE and/or APS have been developed by a multidisciplinary panel of experts...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661936/revisiting-the-role-of-steroids-and-aspirin-in-the-management-of-acute-kawasaki-disease
#10
Anita Dhanrajani, Rae S M Yeung
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Kawasaki disease is an acute multisystem childhood vasculitis with a predilection for the coronary arteries. The role of corticosteroids and acetyl salicylic acid (ASA) in the treatment of acute Kawasaki disease are matters of ongoing debate and changing attitudes from one extreme to the other. Recent work has provided new evidence to guide our thinking about these two therapeutic agents, which will be the focus of this review. RECENT FINDINGS: Corticosteroids are effective and well tolerated in Kawasaki disease, both as initial adjunctive treatment in those at high-risk for poor outcome, and as rescue therapy after failed intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661935/musculoskeletal-manifestations-of-systemic-lupus-erythmatosus
#11
Khaled Mahmoud, Ahmed Zayat, Edward M Vital
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Imaging studies suggest potential changes to the classification and assessment of inflammatory musculoskeletal lupus. This is important because of the burden of disease but the potential for new targeted therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: Using our current classification and treatment, musculoskeletal symptoms continue to impact significantly on quality of life and work disability. Ultrasound and MRI studies suggested that new approaches to the diagnosis, classification, and evaluation of these symptoms are needed...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639951/metabolic-abnormalities-and-oxidative-stress-in-lupus
#12
Yaima L Lightfoot, Luz P Blanco, Mariana J Kaplan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Upon antigen exposure, immune cells rely on cell-specific metabolic pathways to mount an efficient immune response. In autoimmunity, failure in critical metabolic checkpoints may lead to immune cell hyperactivation and tissue damage. Oxidative stress in autoimmune patients can also contribute to immune dysregulation and injury to the host. Recent insights into the immune cell metabolism signatures, specifically associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the consequences of heightened oxidative stress in patients, are discussed herein...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632503/the-catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-in-children
#13
Ellen J L Go, Kathleen M O'Neil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the difficult syndrome of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, emphasizing new developments in the diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Few recent publications directly address pediatric catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS). Most articles are case reports or are data from adult and pediatric registries. The major factors contributing to most pediatric catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome include infection and the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, but complement activation also is important in creating diffuse thrombosis in the microcirculation...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604422/no-shortcuts-new-findings-reinforce-why-nuance-is-the-rule-in-genetic-autoinflammatory-syndromes
#14
Paul Tsoukas, Scott W Canna
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Practitioners dazed by the evolving concept of autoinflammation are in good company. Despite the clinical challenges autoinflammatory patients present, their study has been fundamental to our understanding of basic human inflammation. This review will focus on the ways in which recent discoveries in genetically mediated autoinflammation broaden and refine the concept. RECENT FINDINGS: Major developments in pyrin inflammasome biology, defective ubiquitination, and the hyperferritinemic syndromes will be highlighted...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582319/osteoporosis-in-childhood
#15
Francesco Vierucci, Giuseppe Saggese, Rolando Cimaz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to highlight recent findings in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric osteoporosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Several genes are involved in bone mass acquisition, and various monogenic bone disorders characterized by reduced bone mineral density and increased bone fragility have been recently described. Moreover, many chronic diseases and/or their treatment have been associated with impaired bone mass acquisition. Pediatric osteoporosis should be adequately suspected and properly diagnosed in children at risk of fractures...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582318/recent-advances-in-childhood-vasculitis
#16
Seza Ozen, Nazire Pinar Acar-Ozen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review aims to summarize the recent findings in vasculitis that may have an impact in our understanding or management of these diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: We are learning more about monogenic diseases that closely mimic the pediatric vasculitides. Deficiency of adenosine deaminase 2 can present with a polyarteritis nodosa (PAN)-like picture and should be included in the differential of all pediatric cases of PAN with a family history or in cases with early stroke, or in cases resistant to conventional therapy...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570283/novel-insights-of-micrornas-in-the-development-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
Xiong Le, Xiang Yu, Nan Shen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide a brief overview of recent progress in microRNA biogenesis and homeostasis, its function in immune system and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), as well as successful microRNA-based therapy in vivo. RECENT FINDINGS: Stepwise microRNA biogenesis is elaborately regulated at multiple levels, ranging from transcription to ultimate function. Mature microRNAs have inhibitory effects on various biological molecules, which are crucial for stabilizing and normalizing differentiation and function of immune cells...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557837/unraveling-the-pathogenesis-of-periodic-fever-aphthous-stomatitis-pharyngitis-and-cervical-adenitis-through-genetic-immunologic-and-microbiologic-discoveries-an-update
#18
Kalpana Manthiram, Sivia Lapidus, Kathryn Edwards
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome is considered the most common periodic fever syndrome of childhood. Although it was first described three decades ago, the pathogenesis has been poorly understood. Recent studies on the heritability and immunology of the disorder have begun to shed light into the mechanisms of this autoinflammatory disorder. This review will focus on the pathogenesis of PFAPA, especially as it pertains to the genetic susceptibility, tonsillar immunology, and the role of the microbiome...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538014/precision-medicine-in-pediatric-rheumatology
#19
Joo Guan Yeo, Chin Teck Ng, Salvatore Albani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Precision medicine is the tailoring of medical care to subcategories of disease. In pediatric rheumatology, these subcategories must first be defined by their specific molecular immunological profiles, and then the effects of growth and puberty, developmental immunological changes, and differences in treatment options and adherence considered when designing therapeutic strategies. In the present review, we summarize the unmet needs in pediatric rheumatology before such precision medical care can be effectively delivered to affected patients...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538013/update-on-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#20
Gabriella Giancane, Alessandra Alongi, Angelo Ravelli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of recently published studies on pathogenesis and management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). RECENT FINDINGS: In the past year, the potential role of network analysis in the understanding of the molecular phenotype of individual JIA subgroups has been highlighted. In addition, potential new targets for pharmacologic interventions have been identified through the elucidation of mechanisms that modulate the function of cells involved in the inflammatory process...
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