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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881065/lipids-at-the-cross-road-of-autoimmunity-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Marcella Reale, Silvia Sánchez-Ramón
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS) characterized by demyelination and neurodegeneration, driven by a Th17/Th1-immune response, which afflicts mainly young women. Although MS causes are not completely known, it is notorious that the disease is characterized by an extended focal degradation of the myelin sheath, with ulterior axon and neuronal damage. Lipid molecules play a main dual role in MS, both as target molecules of myelin destruction and as mediators of inflammation...
November 22, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860255/what-impact-does-written-information-about-fatigue-have-on-patients-with-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-findings-from-a-qualitative-study
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Ruth I Hart, Wan-Fai Ng, Julia L Newton, Katie L Hackett, Richard P Lee, Ben Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Although fatigue is a common symptom for people with rheumatic diseases, limited support is available. This study explored the impact of written information about fatigue, focusing on a booklet, Fatigue and arthritis. METHODS: Thirteen patients with rheumatic disease and fatigue were recruited purposively from a rheumatology outpatient service. They were interviewed before and after receiving the fatigue booklet. Two patients, plus six professionals with relevant interests, participated in a focus group...
November 18, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855457/-cholestatic-liver-disease
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Christine Pichler, Tobias Boettler, Robert Thimme
Common cholestatic liver diseases are primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Both diseases are considered autoimmune disorders; however, the precise pathogenesis remains elusive. Patients usually show no symptoms or present with pruritus and fatigue. High alkaline phosphatase and the presence of antimitochondrial antibodies are sufficient to diagnose PBC. Ursodeoxycholic acid is approved and recommended for the treatment of PBC. The diagnosis of PSC is established by elevated alkaline phosphatase-levels and typical cholangiographic findings...
November 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848056/an-evaluation-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-using-promis-and-neuro-qol
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Jin-Shei Lai, Jennifer L Beaumont, Sally E Jensen, Karen Kaiser, David L Van Brunt, Amy H Kao, Shih-Yin Chen
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-organ chronic autoimmune disease that can negatively affect patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL). This study evaluated HRQOL of SLE patients using questionnaires from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) and Quality of Life in Neurological Disorders (Neuro-QoL). Individuals with SLE completed an online survey consisting of the PROMIS-29 health profile, PROMIS Psychosocial Illness Impact-Negative, and Neuro-QoL Applied Cognition...
November 15, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825568/osteoarticular-manifestations-of-celiac-disease-and-non-celiac-gluten-hypersensitivity
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Stéphanie Dos Santos, Frédéric Lioté
Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune enteropathy based disorder that is triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. The global prevalence of 1% to 2% represents only the tip of the iceberg. The diagnosis is confirmed by positive specific antibody, anti-transglutaminase or anti-endomysium, specific lesions of the small intestine and a response to strict gluten-free diet. The diagnosis is difficult and often delayed because the clinical variability is very large, ranging from digestive clinical presentation "classic" to "atypical" symptoms, often extra-intestinal, that are sometimes attributed to a concomitant disease or a complication...
November 4, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809623/onset-of-graves-disease-during-pregnancy-in-a-woman-with-established-hypothyroidism
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María Alberiche, Rosa María Sánchez-Hernández, Xabier López Mérida, Ana María Wägner
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy strongly influences the thyroid gland and its function. Thyroid guidelines recommend a 30 to 50% increase of the preconceptional levothyroxine dose in women with hypothyroidism, when pregnancy is diagnosed. CASE: A 33 year-old, 8-week pregnant woman with hypothyroidism, presents with a 2-week history of palpitations, sweating, nervousness and fatigue. Physical examination shows tachycardia (108 bpm), distal tremors and diffuse goiter. After biochemical confirmation of hyperthyroidism, her levothyroxine dose is reduced and finally interrupted...
November 4, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792715/-influence-of-gender-on-the-clinical-presentation-and-associated-diseases-in-adults-with-celiac-disease
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Alberto Rubio-Tapia, Claire L Jansson-Knodell, Mussarat W Rahim, Jacalyn A See, Joseph A Murray
INTRODUCTION: Celiac disease is diagnosed predominantly in women. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the influence of gender on (i) age at diagnosis, (ii) clinical manifestations, and (iii) prevalence of associated disorders. METHODS: Clinical data were abstracted from the medical record of adults with biopsy-proven celiac disease. RESULTS: The cohort consisted of 385 patients (women, 71%). Women were diagnosed at a younger age (women, 46...
October 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759634/delayed-diagnosis-with-autoimmune-polyglandular-syndrome-type-2-causing-acute-adrenal-crisis-a-case-report
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Xiaojing Wang, Fan Ping, Cuijuan Qi, Xinhua Xiao
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 (APS-2), also known as Schmidt's syndrome, is an uncommon disorder characterized by the coexistence of Addison's disease with thyroid autoimmune disease and/or type 1 diabetes mellitus. Addison's disease as the obligatory component is potentially life-threatening. Unfortunately, the delayed diagnosis of Addison's disease is common owing to its rarity and the nonspecific clinical manifestation. METHODS: Here we reported a case of 38-year-old female patient who presented with 2 years' history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and received levothyroxine replacement...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733015/adipose-stromal-vascular-fraction-mediated-improvements-at-late-stage-disease-in-a-murine-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Annie C Bowles, Amy L Strong, Rachel M Wise, Robert C Thomas, Brittany Y Gerstein, Maria F Dutreil, Ryan S Hunter, Jeffrey M Gimble, Bruce A Bunnell
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common neurodegenerative disease and remains an unmet clinical challenge. In MS, an autoimmune response leads to immune cell infiltration, inflammation, demyelination, and lesions in central nervous system (CNS) tissues resulting in tremors, fatigue, and progressive loss of motor function. These pathologic hallmarks are effectively reproduced in the murine experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model. The stromal vascular fraction (SVF) of adipose tissue is composed of adipose-derived stromal/stem cells (ASC), adipocytes, and various leukocytes...
October 12, 2016: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723989/-extrahepatic-manifestations-of-hcv-infection
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Petr Husa
Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) are very common. The most common of these is mixed cryoglobulinaemia. Anti-HCV antibodies and viral ribonucleic acid, HCV RNA, can be found in the cryoprecipitates, together with the rheumatoid factor. Cryoglobulins consist of a complex of immunoglobulins that in vitro precipitate upon the cooling bellow the human body temperature. Vasculitis is caused by the deposition of such immune complexes in the small blood vessels. A link with the HCV infection is considered to be established with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, lymphoproliferative disorders (in particular B cell lymphoma), Sjögren and sicca syndrome, lichen planus, porfyria cutanea tarda and diabetes mellitus...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695278/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-egyptian-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-how-prevalent-and-does-it-impact-disease-activity
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Nouran M Abaza, Reem M El-Mallah, Asmaa Shaaban, Sameh A Mobasher, Khaled F Al-Hassanein, Amr A Abdel Zaher, Rania H El-Kabarity
BACKGROUND: The emerging role of vitamin D in immunology and autoimmune disorders has been a worldwide interest in the last decade. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients are particularly at a delicate position predisposing them to suffer from vitamin D deficiency due to the multiple risk factors accompanying the disease. Whether vitamin D deficiency is also involved as a risk factor for developing SLE and affecting its course is a considerable concern. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in SLE patients and its relation to disease...
2016: Integrative Medicine Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634186/the-role-of-microbiota-and-intestinal-permeability-in-the-pathophysiology-of-autoimmune-and-neuroimmune-processes-with-an-emphasis-on-inflammatory-bowel-disease-type-1-diabetes-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Gerwyn Morris, Michael Berk, André F Carvalho, Javier R Caso, Yolanda Sanz, Michael Maes
BACKGROUND: In steady state conditions intestinal immune homeostasis is maintained by a sophisticated bidirectional dialogue between the microbiota and the intestinal immune system. This "cross talk" is enabled by the presence of highly adapted secretory cells, sampling cells and pattern recognition receptors in the gastric epithelium. METHODS: Herein we discuss the mechanisms involved in the breakdown of intestinal homeostasis and the development of systemic immune activation and neuroinflammation with a view to discussing the importance of these processes, in tandem with genetic and environmental factors, in the pathophysiology of (auto)immune diseases...
September 14, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616561/present-and-future-of-biologic-drugs-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Domenico Sambataro, Gianluca Sambataro, Ylenia Dal Bosco, Riccardo Polosa
INTRODUCTION: Primary Sjögren's (pSS) syndrome is a chronic, autoimmune, and systemic disease characterized by xerostomia, xerophthalmia, muscle pain and fatigue. The disease may be complicated by a systemic involvement, such as a pulmonary fibrosis or the development of lymphoma which severely worsens the prognosis. Actually, there are no recommendations for the management of pSS. However, recent advances in the understanding of its pathogenesis have uncovered some pathways that have potential as therapeutic targets...
September 20, 2016: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610283/correlation-of-antiglobulin-reactivity-and-severity-of-pancytopenia-in-a-patient-with-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Uroosa Ibrahim, Muhammad N Siddique, Gautam Valecha, Masoud Asgari, Edhan Isaac, Meekoo Dhar
A 46‑year‑old obese male with a medical history of thalassemia minor presented to the emergency room with complaints of severe fatigue and jaundice worsening over two weeks. On further evaluation, the patient was found to have significant hyperbilirubinemia and transaminitis. The hospital course was further complicated by pancytopenia requiring multiple transfusions, worsening hyperbilirubinemia, severe hyperferritinemia, hypofibrinogenemia, and hypertriglyceridemia. He was also found to have splenomegaly and evidence of hemophagocytosis on bone marrow biopsy...
2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601384/ginsenoside-rb1-the-new-treatment-measure-of-myasthenia-gravis
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Wei Chen, Qing-Fang Meng, Jun-Kang Sui, Yan-Jun Wang, Xiao-Li Li, Shen Liu, Heng Li, Cong-Cong Wang, Chun-Hong Li, Yan-Bin Li
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by fatigue and muscle weakness. Ginseng is used in the treatment of MG. Ginsenoside Rb1 (G-Rb1), the most abundant ginsenoside in ginseng root, has been proved to be immune regulatory in various diseases. In this study, we investigated the effects and mechanisms of G-Rb1 in treatment for MG in a rat model. Our data showed that G-Rb1 treatment markedly ameliorated the symptoms of experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis (EAMG) rats, decreased the percentage of Th17 cells in mononuclear cells (MNCs), and increased the number of Treg and Th2 cells in MNCs...
September 2, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597423/liver-transplantation-and-adolescence-the-role-of-mental-health
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Anna Hames, Faith Matcham, Deepak Joshi, Michael A Heneghan, Anil Dhawan, Nigel Heaton, Marianne Samyn
Young people (YP) with chronic illness have higher rates of mental health problems than the general population, with psychosocial complexity associated with nonadherence and poorer health outcomes. This study aimed to describe the prevalence of anxiety and depression in YP after liver transplantation, with autoimmune liver disease and other chronic liver diseases, identify the factors YP attribute their distress to and the relationship between anxiety/depression, and describe YP's beliefs about their illness and treatment...
November 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565993/-diagnostic-approach-to-iron-deficiency-anemia
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Kristine Jimenez, Michaela Lang
Anemia affects a fourth of the global population, with iron deficiency remaining the primary cause. It is associated with diminished work capacity, fatigue, impaired cognitive function, and can negatively impact the course of diseases like chronic heart failure or chronic kidney disease. Treatment options include oral and intravenous iron; however, conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, or autoimmune gastritis can diminish the efficacy of oral iron. Timely recognition of iron deficiency anemia and administration of appropriate therapy not only improves quality of life, but also reduces the need for blood transfusions...
October 2016: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557073/-autoimmune-encephalitis
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Albrecht Günther, Julia Schubert, Dirk Brämer, Otto Wilhelm Witte
Autoimmune encephalitis, an inflammatory disease of the brain, is usually attributed to antibody-mediated damage and dysfunction of neuronal structures. A distinction is made between onconeuronal antibodies (directed against intracellular neuronal antigens with resulting paraneoplastic neurological syndromes) and antibodies directed against neuronal cell surface proteins (with resulting synaptic encephalopathies). Anti-NMDA-Receptor-Encephalitis, the most common form of autoimmune encephalopathy, is characterized by a phased course of disease...
August 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27504333/association-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-beta-thalassaemia-trait-a-case-report
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Bimal Kumar Agrawal, Saurabh Marwaha, Mini Bhatnagar, Shabir A Parry, Usha Agrawal
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem chronic inflammatory disease of autoimmune aetiology. It has a predilection for female gender and presence of photosensitive rash over the sun exposed area gives a clue to the diagnosis. Diagnosis in a male patient with atypical manifestations is unusual and difficult. A 25-year-old male presented with fever, fatigue, vomiting, abdominal pain and loss of weight. He had sustained injury on his right arm following which he developed abscess at the trauma site and severe anaemia...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27489376/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-and-its-usage-in-neuropsychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Alper Evrensel, Mehmet Emin Ceylan
Fecal microbiota transplantation has a 1700-year history. This forgotten treatment method has been put into use again during the last 50 years. The interest in microbiota-gut-brain axis and fecal microbiota transplantation is rapidly increasing. New evidence is obtained in the etiopathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders. There is a large number of experimental and clinical researches in the field of gut-brain axis. There is limited information on fecal microbiota transplantation. Despite this, initial results are promising...
August 31, 2016: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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