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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576600/the-role-of-nailfoldcapillaroscopy-in-the-assessment-of-internal-organ-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-critical-review
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Stergios Soulaidopoulos, Eva Triantafyllidou, Alexandros Garyfallos, George D Kitas, Theodoros Dimitroulas
Endothelial dysfunction and microvascular damage constitute the hallmarks of systemic sclerosis (SSc), explaining much of the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of the disease. Nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC) is an established method for the assessment of the microvasculature, aiding in distinguishing different types of structural vascular abnormalities. Until recently, NVC was used in the diagnosis of SSc as well as in the assessment and follow-up of peripheral digital vasculopathy. On the top of digital ulcers, internal organ involvement such as myocardial dysfunction, pulmonary vascular and/or parenchymal lung disease characterizes severe SSc imparting a high risk of mortality...
May 30, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572054/targeting-the-programmed-cell-death-1-pathway-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sabina Sandigursky, Gregg J Silverman, Adam Mor
Since the introduction of TNF-α inhibitors and other biologic agents, the clinical outcome for many treated rheumatoid arthritis patients has significantly improved. However, there are still a substantial proportion of patients that are intolerant, or have inadequate responses, with current agents that have become the standards of care. While the majority of these agents are designed to affect the inflammatory features of the disease, there are also agents in the clinic that instead target lymphocyte subsets (e...
May 29, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572053/auto-antibodies-and-cancer-in-systemic-sclerosis
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LETTER
Maaike Boonstra, Tom W J Huizinga, Jeska K de Vries-Bouwstra
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May 29, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572052/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-autoimmune-disorders-from-immune-regulatory-processes-to-clinical-implications
#4
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Margit Zeher, Gábor Papp, Britt Nakken, Peter Szodoray
Autoimmune diseases are characterized by the development of autoreactive T- and B-cells targeting self-antigens, which eventually can result in chronic and persistent organ damage. The autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) opened new avenues in the treatment of patients with severe, treatment-resistant autoimmune diseases. This paper reviews the immune-regulatory mechanisms behind AHSCT, and also summarizes the experiences of clinical practice related to the therapy in organ-specific and systemic autoimmune diseases...
May 29, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572051/late-onset-rasmussen-encephalitis-a-literature-appraisal
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Sophie Dupont, Ana Gales, Serge Sammey, Marie Vidailhet, Virginie Lambrecq
Rasmussen Encephalitis (RE) is classically described as a childhood encephalopathy due to a unilateral inflammation of the cerebral cortex with a presumed immune-mediated pathophysiological basis. Unusual variant forms, including adolescent and adult-onset RE have been described but there is still a doubt whether these atypical cases correspond to classical RE patients. To review evidence, a systematic PubMed search was conducted to retrieve papers addressing late onset RE to assess (i) the positivity rate of classical childhood-onset diagnostic criteria for RE in late-onset RE, (ii) the specific clinical and radiological features that could help earlier diagnosis and therapeutic interventions, (iii) the arguments for an autoimmune pathophysiology including (iiia) the association with autoimmune markers or diseases and (iiib) the effects of immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive treatments...
May 29, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572050/myocarditis-in-auto-immune-or-auto-inflammatory-diseases
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Cloé Comarmond, Patrice Cacoub
Myocarditis is a major cause of heart disease in young patients and a common precursor of heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy. Some auto-immune and/or auto-inflammatory diseases may be accompanied by myocarditis, such as sarcoidosis, Behçet's disease, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, myositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus. However, data concerning myocarditis in such auto-immune and/or auto-inflammatory diseases are sparse. New therapeutic strategies should better target the modulation of the immune system, depending on the phase of the disease and the type of underlying auto-immune and/or auto-inflammatory disease...
May 29, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572049/autophagy-in-neuroinflammatory-diseases
#7
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Sylviane Muller, Susana Brun, Frédérique René, Jérôme de Sèze, Jean-Philippe Loeffler, Hélène Jeltsch-David
Autophagy is a metabolically-central process that is crucial in diverse areas of cell physiology. It ensures a fair balance between life and death molecular and cellular flows, and any disruption in this vital intracellular pathway can have consequences leading to major diseases such as cancer, metabolic and neurodegenerative disorders, and cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. Recent pharmacological studies have shown evidence that small molecules and peptides able to activate or inhibit autophagy might be valuable therapeutic agents by down- or up-regulating excessive or defective autophagy, or to modulate normal autophagy to allow other drugs to repair some cell alteration or destroy some cell subsets (e...
May 29, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572048/the-role-of-endothelial-cells-in-the-vasculopathy-of-systemic-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
#8
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Y Mostmans, M Cutolo, C Giddelo, S Decuman, K Melsens, H Declercq, E Vandecasteele, F De Keyser, O Distler, J Gutermuth, V Smith
INTRODUCTION: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune connective tissue disorder characterized by fibroproliferative vasculopathy, immunological abnormalities and progressive fibrosis of multiple organs including the skin. In this study, all English speaking articles concerning the role of endothelial cells (ECs) in SSc vasculopathy and representing biomarkers are systematically reviewed and categorized according to endothelial cell (EC) (dys)function in SSc. METHODS: A sensitive search on behalf of the EULAR study group on microcirculation in Rheumatic Diseases was developed in Pubmed, The Cochrane Library and Web of Science to identify articles on SSc vasculopathy and the role of ECs using the following Mesh terms: (systemic sclerosis OR scleroderma) AND pathogenesis AND (endothelial cells OR marker)...
May 29, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564620/survivin-in-autoimmune-diseases
#9
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G Gravina, C Wasén, M J Garcia-Bonete, M Turkkila, M C Erlandsson, S Töyrä Silfverswärd, M Brisslert, R Pullerits, K M Andersson, G Katona, M I Bokarewa
Survivin is a protein functionally important for cell division, apoptosis, and possibly, for micro-RNA biogenesis. It is an established marker of malignant cell transformation. In non-malignant conditions, the unique properties of survivin make it indispensable for homeostasis of the immune system. Indeed, it is required for the innate and adaptive immune responses, controlling differentiation and maintenance of CD4(+) and CD8(+) memory T-cells, and in B cell maturation. Recently, survivin has emerged as an important player in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases...
May 28, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564619/repeated-pulses-of-methyl-prednisolone-with-reduced-doses-of-prednisone-improve-the-outcome-of-class-iii-iv-and-v-lupus-nephritis-an-observational-comparative-study-of-the-lupus-cruces-and-lupus-bordeaux-cohorts
#10
REVIEW
Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza, Amaia Ugarte, Cecile Saint-Pastou, Estibaliz Lazaro, Amalur Iza, Lionel Couzi, Ramon Saenz, Christophe Richez, Sabrina Porta, Patrick Blanco
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical course of patients with class III, IV and V lupus nephritis (LN) treated at Hospital Universitario Cruces (CC) and at Bordeaux University Hospital (BC). METHODS: The Lupus-Cruces nephritis protocol combines pulses of 125mg of methyl-prednisolone with each fortnightly pulse of cyclophosphamide and prednisone ≤30mg/day with tapering over 12-14weeks until 2.5-5mg/day. The BC followed international lupus nephritis guidelines, combining high-dose prednisone and either mycophenolate mofetil or cyclophosphamide, followed by maintenance therapy with low dose prednisone and immunosuppressive drugs...
May 28, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564618/very-early-and-early-systemic-sclerosis-in-the-spanish-scleroderma-registry-rescle-cohort
#11
REVIEW
Luis Trapiella-Martínez, José Bernardino Díaz-López, Luis Caminal-Montero, Carles Tolosa-Vilella, Alfredo Guilléndel Castillo, Dolores Colunga-Argüelles, Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Nerea Iniesta-Arandia, María Jesús Castillo-Palma, Luis Sáez-Comet, María Victoria Egurbide-Arberas, Norberto Ortego-Centeno, Mayka Freire, Jose Antonio Vargas-Hitos, Juan José Ríos-Blanco, Jose Antonio Todolí-Parra, Mónica Rodríguez-Carballeira, Adela Marín-Ballvé, Antonio Javier Chamorro-Fernández, Xavier Pla-Salas, Ana Belén Madroñero-Vuelta, Manuel Ruiz-Muñóz, Vicent Fonollosa-Pla, Carmen Pilar Simeón-Aznar
OBJECTIVES: According to the existence of subclinical organ involvement pre-scleroderma should be divided into two subsets: very early and early disease. Pre-scleroderma patients included in the Spanish Scleroderma Registry (RESCLE) Cohort were reclassified into subsets. Differences were evaluated and the risk of progression to definite systemic sclerosis was estimated. METHODS: The characteristics of very early and early SSc patients were compared. A logistic regression model was used to determine the risk factors of progression...
May 28, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564617/recent-advances-in-our-understanding-of-giant-cell-arteritis-pathogenesis
#12
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Maxime Samson, Marc Corbera-Bellalta, Sylvain Audia, Ester Planas-Rigol, Laurent Martin, Maria Cinta Cid, Bernard Bonnotte
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a granulomatous vasculitis affecting large arteries, especially the aorta and the extracranial branches of the external carotid artery. Its exact pathogenesis is not fully understood but major progress has been made in recent years, leading to new therapeutic targets like inhibition of the interleukin-6 pathway or the modulation of immune checkpoints. The cause of GCA has not been clearly identified but it is thought that GCA occurs on a genetic background and is triggered by unknown environmental factors that could activate and lead to the maturation of dendritic cells localized in the adventitia of normal arteries...
May 28, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564616/comparative-clinical-characteristics-and-natural-history-of-three-variants-of-sclerosing-cholangitis-igg4-related-sc-psc-aih-and-psc-alone
#13
Min Lian, Bo Li, Xiao Xiao, Yue Yang, Pan Jiang, Li Yan, Chunyan Sun, Jun Zhang, Yiran Wei, Yanmei Li, Weihua Chen, Xiang Jiang, Qi Miao, Xiaoyu Chen, Dekai Qiu, Li Sheng, Jing Hua, Ruqi Tang, Qixia Wang, M Eric Gershwin, Xiong Ma
There is increased interest and recognition of the clinical variants of Sclerosing Cholangitis (SC) namely IgG4-SC, PSC/AIH overlap and PSC. For most Centers, the characteristic of IgG4-SC has not been thoroughly clinically compared with other sclerosing cholangitis variants. Further there are relatively few PSC/AIH overlap patients and the clinical outcome is not well characterized, especially for the PSC/AIH overlap syndrome. Our objective herein is to clarify the differences and similarities of the natural history of IgG4-SC, the PSC/AIH overlap and PSC alone...
May 28, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483543/vaccinations-and-risk-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Bin Wang, Xiaoqing Shao, Dan Wang, Donghua Xu, Jin-An Zhang
BACKGROUND: In the past several years, more and more studies proposed some concerns on the possibly increased risk of autoimmune diseases in individuals receiving vaccinations, but published studies on the associations of vaccinations with risks of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) reported conflicting findings. A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out to comprehensively evaluate the relationship between vaccinations and risk of SLE and RA. METHODS: Pubmed, Web of Science and Embase were searched for observational studies assessing the associations of vaccinations with risks of RA and SLE...
May 5, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483541/clinical-spectrum-and-therapeutic-management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associated-macrophage-activation-syndrome-a-study-of-103-episodes-in-89-adult-patients
#15
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Pierre-Edouard Gavand, Ilaria Serio, Laurent Arnaud, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Julien Carvelli, Antoine Dossier, Olivier Hinschberger, Luc Mouthon, Véronique Le Guern, Anne-Sophie Korganow, Vincent Poindron, Clément Gourguechon, Christian Lavigne, François Maurier, Guylaine Labro, Marie Heymonet, Matthieu Artifoni, Amélie Brabant Viau, Cristophe Deligny, Thomas Sene, Louis Terriou, Jean Sibilia, Alexis Mathian, Coralie Bloch-Queyrat, Claire Larroche, Zahir Amoura, Thierry Martin
OBJECTIVES: Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory syndrome that can occur during systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Data on MAS in adult SLE patients are very limited. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, treatments, and outcomes of a large series of SLE-associated MAS. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study that included 103 episodes of MAS in 89 adult patients with SLE...
May 5, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483540/peripheral-nervous-system-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-prevalence-clinical-and-immunological-characteristics-treatment-and-outcome-of-a-large-cohort-from-a-single-centre
#16
REVIEW
Pilar Toledano, Ramón Orueta, Ignasi Rodríguez-Pintó, Josep Valls-Solé, Ricard Cervera, Gerard Espinosa
Disorders of peripheral nervous system in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (PNS-SLE) are a major cause of morbidity. The aims of the present study were to determine the prevalence of PNS-SLE involvement in a large cohort of SLE patients from a single centre, to characterize such involvement, treatment modalities and outcome, and to identify the possible variables that may be associated with its presence. We performed an observational cross-sectional study that included all SLE patients being followed in our department between March and December 2015 who met at least one of the PNS-SLE case definitions proposed in 1999 by the American College of Rheumatology...
May 5, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479489/autoimmune-diseases-and-their-relation-with-immunological-neurological-and-endocrinological-axes
#17
REVIEW
Nicolás Coronel-Restrepo, Iván Posso-Osorio, Juan Naranjo-Escobar, Gabriel J Tobón
The immune response is complex, multifactorial, individualized and often unpredictable. There are multiple interconnected systems that allow a balance between physiological autoreactive processes and pathological autoimmunity with consequent organ-specific or systemic autoimmune disease. Based on the concept of the autoimmunity mosaic, up to 50% of autoimmune disorders do not have a clear etiological factor. In order to achieve a clear understanding of the different systems that influence the development of autoimmune diseases, the clinical auto-immunologist needs a dynamic and comprehensive vision of all interconnected pathways that maintain a precise balance in the organism...
May 4, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479488/the-development-of-offspring-from-mothers-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-systematic-review
#18
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Fjodor A Yousef Yengej, Annet van Royen-Kerkhof, Ronald H W M Derksen, Ruth D E Fritsch-Stork
OBJECTIVE: To analyze published data on the influence of maternal systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) on different aspects of child development. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted using PubMed and Embase searches for SLE or SLE-related antibodies and physical, neurocognitive, psychiatric or motor development outcomes in children. RESULTS: In total 24 cohort and 4 case-control studies were included after initial screening of 1853 hits...
May 4, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479487/physical-inactivity-and-sedentary-behavior-overlooked-risk-factors-in-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases
#19
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Ana Jéssica Pinto, Hamilton Roschel, Ana Lúcia de Sá Pinto, Fernanda Rodrigues Lima, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Clovis Artur Silva, Eloisa Bonfá, Bruno Gualano
This review aims to (1) summarize the estimates of physical inactivity and sedentary behavior in autoimmune rheumatic diseases; (2) describe the relationship between physical (in)activity levels and disease-related outcomes; (3) contextualize the estimates and impact of physical inactivity and sedentary behavior in autoimmune diseases compared to other rheumatic diseases and chronic conditions; and (4) discuss scientific perspectives around this theme and potential clinical interventions to attenuate these preventable risk factors...
May 4, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479486/integrated-diagnosis-project-for-inflammatory-myopathies-an-association-between-autoantibodies-and-muscle-pathology
#20
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Shigeaki Suzuki, Akinori Uruha, Norihiro Suzuki, Ichizo Nishino
Inflammatory myopathies are a heterogeneous group of immune-mediated diseases that involve skeletal muscle as well as many other organs. The classification of inflammatory myopathies has been based on clinical diagnoses, pathological diagnoses, and autoantibodies, independently. The clinical phenotypes of inflammatory myopathies are characterized by various autoantibodies that are originally detected by RNA or protein immunoprecipitation. However, since the correlation between histological features and autoantibodies had not been fully elucidated, we created the "Integrated Diagnosis Project for Inflammatory Myopathies" in October 2010...
May 4, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
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