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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065580/fatigue-favors-in-vitro-th1-and-th17-like-cell-expansion-and-reduces-corticoid-sensitivity-in-ms-patients
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Hélcio Alvarenga-Filho, Marisa Salles, Joana Hygino, Thais B Ferreira, Priscila M Sacramento, Clarice Monteiro, Claudia Cristina F Vasconcelos, Regina Maria Papais Alvarenga, Cleonice A M Bento
Fatigue is a common "ghost" symptom in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease mediated by T cells that target myelin antigens of the central nervous system. As fatigue has been associated with inflammatory states, its occurrence may negatively impact MS progression. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of fatigue on the cytokine profile of patients with relapsing-remitting (RR) MS. For our study, blood were collected from MS patients in clinical remission phase with (n=15) and without (n=15) fatigue...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045063/profile-of-upregulated-inflammatory-proteins-in-sera-of-myasthenia-gravis-patients
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Carl Johan Molin, Elisabet Westerberg, Anna Rostedt Punga
This study describes specific patterns of elevated inflammatory proteins in clinical subtypes of myasthenia gravis (MG) patients. MG is a chronic, autoimmune neuromuscular disease with antibodies most commonly targeting the acetylcholine receptors (AChRab), which causes fluctuating skeletal muscle fatigue. MG pathophysiology includes a strong component of inflammation, and a large proportion of patients with early onset MG additionally present thymus hyperplasia. Due to the fluctuating nature and heterogeneity of the disease, there is a great need for objective biomarkers as well as novel potential inflammatory targets...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043581/common-features-of-tuberculosis-and-sarcoidosis
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Esmaeil Mortaz, Mohammad Reza Masjedi, Atefeh Abedini, Soheila Matroodi, Arda Kiani, Dina Soroush, Ian M Adcock
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Despite the availability of novel therapeutic approaches, TB is considered as one of the leading causes of death due to infectious diseases worldwide. Alveolar macrophages are the first line of defense against M. tuberculosis; they ingest and sequester the bacilli within granulomatous structures. Control and resolution of the infection requires activated T lymphocytes as well as Th1 cytokines. There are two forms of TB: active TB and latent TB...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036046/herpesviruses-dutpases-a-new-family-of-pathogen-associated-molecular-pattern-pamp-proteins-with-implications-for-human-disease
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Marshall V Williams, Brandon Cox, Maria Eugenia Ariza
The human herpesviruses are ubiquitous viruses and have a prevalence of over 90% in the adult population. Following a primary infection they establish latency and can be reactivated over a person's lifetime. While it is well accepted that human herpesviruses are implicated in numerous diseases ranging from dermatological and autoimmune disease to cancer, the role of lytic proteins in the pathophysiology of herpesvirus-associated diseases remains largely understudies. Only recently have we begun to appreciate the importance of lytic proteins produced during reactivation of the virus, in particular the deoxyuridine triphosphate nucleotidohydrolases (dUTPase), as key modulators of the host innate and adaptive immune responses...
December 28, 2016: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028818/a-mechanism-for-sickness-sleep-lessons-from-invertebrates
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Kristen C Davis, David M Raizen
During health, animal sleep is regulated by an internal clock and by the duration of prior wakefulness. During sickness, sleep is regulated by cytokines released from either peripheral cells or from cells within the nervous system. These cytokines regulate central nervous system neurons to induce sleep. Recent research in the invertebrates Caenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila melanogaster has led to new insights into the mechanism of sleep during sickness. Sickness is triggered by exposure to environments such as infection, heat, or ultraviolet light irradiation, all of which cause cellular stress...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017237/serum-antibodies-targeting-neurons-of-the-monoaminergic-systems-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Claudia Rink, Angelika Görtzen, Rüdiger W Veh, Harald Prüss
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune disease with progressive flaccid paralysis of the extremities. Several auto-antibodies have been identified, binding to myelin, gangliosides, astrocytes or proteins at the nodes of Ranvier. Some epitopes are not confined to the peripheral nerve, suggesting that auto-antibodies may also contribute to symptoms of the central nervous system, which are common in GBS and include anxiety, depression, hallucinations, oneiroid psychosis or fatigue. This notion is supported by treating patients with plasma exchange, resulting in improvement of both central and peripheral symptoms...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998507/fatigue-and-psychosocial-variables-in-autoimmune-rheumatic-disease-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-comparison
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Sheila Ali, Faith Matcham, Katherine Irving, Trudie Chalder
OBJECTIVE: Fatigue is common in autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARD). This study compared symptom-related cognitions, beliefs, behaviours, quality of sleep, lack of acceptance and distress in participants with ARD such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), seronegative spondyloarthropathy (SpA), and connective tissue disease (CTD), and participants with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS: 303 participants with RA, SpA, CTD and CFS completed questionnaire measures of fatigue, social adjustment, cognitive-behavioural responses, lack of acceptance, distress and quality of sleep...
January 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974963/bullous-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-lupus-nephritis-in-a-young-girl
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Tooba Momen, Yahya Madihi
Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus (BSLE) is an autoimmune blistering disease occurring in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It is a rare disease, especially in children. A 14-year-old girl initially presented with fatigue, generalized vesiculobullous skin lesions, and ulcers over the hard palate and oral mucosa. Clinical investigations revealed hematuria and proteinuria, a high erythrocyte sedimentation rate and titer of antinuclear antibody, and anti-double-stranded DNA. Skin biopsy findings were suggestive of BSLE...
November 2016: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959300/cholestatic-liver-injury-care-of-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-or-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Laurie Larson, Michelle James, Andrea Gossard
The most common causes of chronic cholestatic liver disease are primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Both disease processes are characterized by a destruction of intrahepatic and/or extrahepatic biliary ducts. The etiology is not entirely clear; however, there is an underlying autoimmune component contributing to both disease processes. Although PBC and PSC are often diagnosed and managed in the outpatient setting, in some instances, a patient may have jaundice, fatigue, and pruritus requiring evaluation and determination of the cholestatic cause...
October 2016: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941210/-contemporary-diagnostics-of-the-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Jolanta Parada-Turska
Primary Sjögren's syndrome is one of the most common systemic autoimmune disorders, whose diagnosis is very often delayed. In most cases it is a mild disease with symptoms such as dryness and musculoskeletal pain and fatigue but 20-40% of patients suffer from severe systemic manifestations. Extraglandular manifestations can be the first sign of the disease, therefore it is very important to diagnose them as early as possible. Classification criteria established by the American-European Consensus Group (AECG) have been applied in primary Sjögren's syndrome diagnosis since 2002...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936530/endocrinology-update-thyroid-disorders
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Scott Kelley
Thyroid disease affects nearly every organ system in the body. Hypothyroidism is a state of thyroid hormone insufficiency that results in decreased metabolism and secondary effects including fatigue and weight gain. Primary hypothyroidism typically is a result of autoimmune thyroiditis or iodine deficiency and is assessed by measurement of the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level. This level usually is elevated in patients with hypothyroidism and low in patients with hyperthyroidism. Levothyroxine is the treatment of choice for hypothyroidism...
December 2016: FP Essentials
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
#16
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
#17
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
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