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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894401/association-between-the-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-antigen-4-mutations-and-the-susceptibility-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-contribution-markers-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
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M Tanhapour, A Vaisi-Raygani, F Bahrehmand, M Khazaei, A Kiani, Z Rahimi, H Nomani, H Tavilani, T Pourmotabbed
: The cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) also known as CD152 (cluster of differentiation 152) is a crucial negative regulator of the immune system. This protein receptor provides negative signals in order to suppress T-cell activation and immune attack against self-antigens, although its role is unclear.  The ability of CTLA-4 to limit T cell-mediated immune response has made it a major target in treatment of tumors and autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866289/echocardiographic-findings-in-asymptomatic-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Abdel GaffarA Mohammed, Abdulaziz A Alghamdi, Mohammad A ALjahlan, Ibrahim A Al-Homood
The aim of this study is to use transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) imaging methods to identify cardiac dysfunction in asymptomatic systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and to determine the association between echocardiographic findings and serology. This is a prospective cross-sectional study where 50 patients with confirmed diagnoses of SLE were recruited from rheumatology outpatient clinics. Clinical and serological evaluation to confirm the diagnosis of lupus was done in all patients. Fifty SLE patients, 46 (92%) females and 4 (8%) males, were recruited...
November 19, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845287/dependence-of-heart-rate-in-terms-of-the-daily-monitoring-indicators-on-the-activity-of-pathological-process-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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O Abrahamovych, U Abrahamovych, A Kushyna, S Guta, M Farmaha
The article studies the dependence of indicators of daily monitoring of heart rate on the pathological process activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. As a result of examination of 83 patients (71 women and 12 men aged 17 - 68) with the first, second and third levels of disease activity (first, second and third group respectively) it was found that: 1) the average, maximum and minimum heart rate in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus during the day is significantly higher than the comparable figures in healthy individuals and the dependence of the increase of heart rate on the progress of disease activity was demonstrated by the results of the evaluation of minimum heart rate and in patients with the third degree of disease activity; 2) the vast majority of indicators of heart rate in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, evaluated separately in active and passive periods of the day, were above the comparable indicators in healthy individuals and higher in the active period compared to the passive, with statistical significance of differences in average and maximum heart rate; 3) the regularity of an increase of average, maximum and minimum heart rate with the increase of activity of systemic lupus erythematosus is characteristic of patients with high activity of the disease (third degree) and is more pronounced in passive (night) period...
October 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822774/-cardiovascular-manifestations-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-dakar-descriptive-study-about-50-cases
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A A Ngaïdé, F Ly, K Ly, M Diao, Ad Kane, A Mbaye, M Lèye, F Aw, S A Sarr, M Dioum, C T Ndao, N D Gaye, M B Ndiaye, M Bodian, M B Bah, M Ndiaye, A F Cissé, I Kouamé, A Tabane, J S Mingou, P Thiombiano, A Kane, S A Bâ
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a non-specific inflammatory disorder of an organ of unknown cause and autoimmune origin. Visceral injuries, including those cardiovascular, determine the prognosis of this disease primarily affecting women. The objectives of this study were to determine the frequency and describe the cardiovascular manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus in a lupus population of the Dakar region. This is a multicenter prospective study descriptive and analytical conducted in the region of Dakar (Senegal) from 14 February 2011 to 2 July 2012...
November 7, 2016: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803518/successful-preventive-treatment-of-congenital-heart-block-during-pregnancy-in-a-woman-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-with-anti-la-ro-antibody
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Vishwakarma Pratibha, Shankar Kundavi, Varma R Thangam, S Ramakrishnan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795838/relationship-between-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-disease-activity-index-scores-and-subclinical-cardiac-problems
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Zahra Mirfeizi, Hoorak Poorzand, Aida Javanbakht, Mohammad Khajedaluee
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune connective-tissue disease involving multiple organs and systems. Some evidence has demonstrated that disease activity could be associated with increased risk of organ damage. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the association between systemic lupus erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI) scores and subclinical cardiac involvement. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 45 SLE patients (88% female; mean age: 31...
August 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777045/playful-activity-post-learning-improves-training-performance-in-labrador-retriever-dogs-canis-lupus-familiaris
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Nadja Affenzeller, Rupert Palme, Helen Zulch
Situations that are emotional and arousing have an effect on cognitive performance. It is thought that beta adrenergic activation and the release of stress hormones enhance memory consolidation and lead to an increase in memorability of emotional events. This beneficial effect has been shown in humans, non-human primates and rodents. Techniques which could enhance memory for learning specific tasks would be highly valuable, especially in dogs, which are extensively trained to aid humans. A pseudo-randomized, counterbalanced, between subject study designs was utilised and 16 Labrador Retrievers ranging from 1 to 9years of age were trained in a 2-choice discrimination paradigm...
January 1, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733941/the-implication-of-tissue-doppler-echocardiography-and-cardiopulmonary-exercise-in-early-detection-of-cardiac-dysfunction-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Basant M Elnady, Ayman Saeed Mohamed Abdelghafar, El Shazly Abdul Khalik, Mohammed Mesfer Algethami, A S Basiony, Mona Dhaif Allah Al-Otaibi, Maram Eidhah Al-Otaibi
OBJECTIVE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can present limitations to exercise capacity and quality of life (QoL) because of various clinical conditions, such as pulmonary disease or heart disease. Tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE) offers the promise of an objective measurement to quantify regional and global ventricular function through the assessment of myocardial velocity data. This study aimed to assess the intensity of left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) systolic and diastolic dysfunction in SLE patients by means of TDE and cardiopulmonary exercise (CPX) testing to determine their impact on QoL...
September 2016: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702930/triple-threat-in-pregnancy
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Swati Vishwanathan, Michael Lucke, Indu G Poornima
A woman aged 22 years with a history of lupus presented in the 18th week of pregnancy with hypertensive emergency and flash pulmonary oedema. Bedside echocardiogram revealed severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with an ejection fraction (EF) of 25% and pericardial effusion. Laboratories revealed hypocomplementemia, proteinuria, elevated C reactive protein and anti-DS-DNA, raising concern for a lupus flare. Cardiac MRI showed an acute intramyocardial oedematous process, consistent with lupus carditis, and further worsening of LVEF to 13%...
October 4, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697141/follicular-t-helper-cells-and-il-21-in-rheumatic-diseases
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Tue Kruse Rasmussen
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are lifelong diseases with increased mortality and chronic pains. They are both characterized by immunological imbalances causing the immune system attack and destroy the bodies own tissues (called autoimmune disease). The best treatment, we are currently able to offer these patients, cause significant side-effects and can not prevent significant loss of quality of life. At the heart of the disease mechanisms in RA and SLE are subsets of immune cells called T and B cells...
October 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687024/complementary-role-of-cardiovascular-imaging-and-laboratory-indices-in-early-detection-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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S Mavrogeni, L Koutsogeorgopoulou, T Dimitroulas, G Markousis-Mavrogenis, G Kolovou
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been documented in >50% of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, due to a complex interplay between traditional risk factors and SLE-related factors. Various processes, such as coronary artery disease, myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy, vasculitis, valvular heart disease, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure, account for CVD complications in SLE. METHODS: Electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiography (echo), nuclear techniques, cardiac computed tomography (CT), cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and cardiac catheterization (CCa) can detect CVD in SLE at an early stage...
September 29, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671837/maternal-cardiovascular-function-at-35-37-weeks-gestation-relation-to-maternal-characteristics
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Gavin P Guy, Hua Z Ling, Paula Garcia, Liona C Poon, Kypros H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To examine the possible effects of maternal characteristics and obstetric and medical history on maternal cardiovascular parameters at 35-37 weeks' gestation. METHODS: In 3,013 singleton pregnancies at 35-37 weeks maternal characteristics and medical history were recorded; uterine artery pulsatility index, mean arterial pressure (MAP) and maternal cardiovascular parameters were measured. Multivariable regression analysis was used to determine significant predictors of the cardiovascular parameters amongst gestational age (GA), maternal characteristics and medical history...
September 27, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666815/role-of-galectin-3-in-autoimmune-and-non-autoimmune-nephropathies
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Francesca Saccon, Mariele Gatto, Anna Ghirardello, Luca Iaccarino, Leonardo Punzi, Andrea Doria
Galectins are evolutionary conserved β-galactoside binding proteins with a carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD) of approximately 130 amino acids. In mammals, 15 members of the galectin family have been identified and classified into three subtypes according to CRD organization: prototype, tandem repeat-type and chimera-type galectins. Galectin-3 (gal-3) is the only chimera type galectin in vertebrates containing one CRD linked to an unusual long N-terminal domain which displays non-lectin dependent activities...
September 23, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661084/simultaneous-quantification-of-anticardiolipin-igg-and-igm-by-time-resolved-fluoroimmunoassay
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Zhigang Hu, Xiaoying Jing, Jie Liu, Mei Li, Yan Ye, Yu Chen
The autoimmune disease antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by the presence of anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL), along with anti-β2-glycoprotein I (β2GPI) antibodies and lupus anticoagulant (LA). In this study, we developed a time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (TRFIA) system for simultaneous quantification of aCL IgG and IgM. A 96-well microtiter plate precoated with the complex of cardiolipin from bovine heart and bovine β2GPI was incubated with the anticardiolipin IgG and IgM standard substance or serum, and the conjugate of Eu3+-labeled anti-human IgG and Sm3+-labeled anti-human IgM was pipetted to the wells to form a tipical double-antibody-sandwich immunoreactions; finally the fluorescent intensity of Eu3+ and Sm3+ was detected to reflect the quantity of anticardiolipin IgG and IgM...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651588/correlation-of-maternal-autoantibodies-with-fetal-congenital-heart-block
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Dey Madhusudan, Agarwal Raju, Nambula Vijaya
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune fetal congenital heart block (CHB) is the most severe manifestation of neonatal lupus, and it is seen when maternal autoimmune antibodies cross the placenta and damage the AV node of the fetus. CHB is mainly associated with maternal SLE with anti-Ro/SSA- and anti-La/SSB-positive status, and incidence of CHB increases when both the antibodies are present. This study was conducted to know the incidence of fetal CHB in patients of SLE who had ANA, anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB positivity...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639837/catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-caps-descriptive-analysis-of-500-patients-from-the-international-caps-registry
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Ignasi Rodríguez-Pintó, Marta Moitinho, Irene Santacreu, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Doruk Erkan, Gerard Espinosa, Ricard Cervera
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical and immunologic manifestations of patients with catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) from the "CAPS Registry". METHODS: The demographic, clinical and serological features of 500 patients included in the website-based "CAPS Registry" were analyzed. Frequency distribution and measures of central tendency were used to describe the cohort. Comparison between groups regarding qualitative variables was undertaken by chi-square or Fisher exact test while T-test for independent variables was used to compare groups regarding continuous variables...
September 15, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639157/prevalence-and-predictors-of-valvular-heart-disease-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Florencia Vivero, Cristina Gonzalez-Echavarri, Beatriz Ruiz-Estevez, Irene Maderuelo, Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to study the frequency, severity and predictors of valvular heart disease (VHD) in our lupus cohort. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 211 patients were included. A transthoracic echocardiogram was used for this study. Significant valvular lesions were classified into two groups: valvular thickening and valvular dysfunction. Univariate logistic regression was performed in order to find associations with valvular thickening and dysfunction. Those variables with a p value ≤0...
September 15, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635094/outcome-of-pregnancy-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosis-at-korle-bu-teaching-hospital
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Ida Dzifa Dey, Jerry Coleman, Harriet Kwarko, Michael Mate-Kole
OBJECTIVE: To study maternal and fetal outcomes in Ghanaian women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Retrospective study of pregnancies in women with SLE in a single centre in Ghana. RESULTS: The mean age was 30.1 years and all were nulliparous. Two out of the seven pregnancies were in disease remission at the time of booking. Nephritis without renal impairment was present in 7 pregnancies (6 women). One woman developed intrapartum eclampsia...
June 2016: Ghana Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613169/incidence-and-risk-of-heart-failure-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Chang H Kim, Sadeer G Al-Kindi, Bochra Jandali, Ali D Askari, Michael Zacharias, Guilherme H Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Although case series suggest a higher burden of cardiovascular risk factors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) compared with the general population, the association between SLE and heart failure (HF) remains undefined. We sought to investigate the incidence and risk of HF in patients with SLE. METHODS: In April 2016, we performed a retrospective cohort analysis using the Explorys platform, which provides aggregated electronic medical record data from 26 major integrated healthcare systems across the USA from 1999 to present...
September 9, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610249/severe-bioprosthetic-mitral-valve-stenosis-and-heart-failure-in-a-young-woman-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Siddharth Wartak, Isaac Akkad, Adnan Sadiq, Gregory Crooke, Manfred Moskovits, Robert Frankel, Gerald Hollander, Jacob Shani
A 23-year-old African American woman with a past medical history of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), secondary hypertension, and end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis for eight years was stable until she developed symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation with preserved ejection fraction. She underwent a bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement (MVR) at outside hospital. However, within a year of her surgery, she presented to our hospital with NYHA class IV symptoms. She was treated for heart failure but in view of her persistent symptoms and low EF was considered for heart and kidney transplant...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
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