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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993952/discordance-of-the-framingham-cardiovascular-risk-score-and-the-2013-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-risk-score-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Kashif Jafri, Alexis Ogdie, Atif Qasim, Sarah L Patterson, Milena Gianfrancesco, Zara Izadi, Patricia Katz, Jinoos Yazdany, Gabriela Schmajuk
Despite the increasing use of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) cardiovascular (CV) risk score in clinical practice, few studies have compared this score to the Framingham risk score among rheumatologic patients. We calculated Framingham and 2013 ACC/AHA risk scores in subjects with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and assessed demographic, CV, and rheumatologic characteristics associated with discordant scores (high-risk ACC/AHA scores but low-risk Framingham scores)...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992800/antimalarial-induced-cardiomyopathy-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#2
K Tselios, M Deeb, D D Gladman, P Harvey, M B Urowitz
Background Antimalarials (AMs) are widely used in the treatment of connective tissue diseases. Their main side effect is retinal damage, while heart disease has been described in isolated cases. The aim of this study is to systematically review the existing literature on AM-induced cardiomyopathy (AMIC). Methods The PubMed database was searched for heart biopsy-confirmed AMIC cases. Information on demographics, clinical presentation, concomitant AM-related toxicity, cardiological investigations, treatment and outcome were collected...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988316/interspecies-transmission-of-emotional-information-via-chemosignals-from-humans-to-dogs-canis-lupus-familiaris
#3
Biagio D'Aniello, Gün Refik Semin, Alessandra Alterisio, Massimo Aria, Anna Scandurra
We report a study examining interspecies emotion transfer via body odors (chemosignals). Do human body odors (chemosignals) produced under emotional conditions of happiness and fear provide information that is detectable by pet dogs (Labrador and Golden retrievers)? The odor samples were collected from the axilla of male donors not involved in the main experiment. The experimental setup involved the co-presence of the dog's owner, a stranger and the odor dispenser in a space where the dogs could move freely...
October 7, 2017: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976997/transcription-analysis-of-the-responses-of-porcine-heart-to-erysipelothrix-rhusiopathiae
#4
Chao Kang, Qiang Zhang, Weifeng Zhu, Chengzhi Cai, Xiaomei Sun, Meilin Jin
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (E. rhusiopathiae) is the causative agent of swine erysipelas. This microbe has caused great economic losses in China and in other countries. In this study, high-throughput cDNA microarray assays were employed to evaluate the host responses of porcine heart to E. rhusiopathiae and to gain additional insights into its pathogenesis. A total of 394 DE transcripts were detected in the active virulent E. rhusiopathiae infection group compared with the PBS group at 4 days post-infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971803/perioperative-risk-factors-for-postpartum-pulmonary-embolism-in-taiwanese-cesarean-section-women
#5
Hao-Chin Wang, Pei-Shan Tsai, Kuang-Yao Li, Yen-Chun Fan, Chun-Jen Huang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the perioperative risk factors for predicting postpartum pulmonary embolism (PE) in Taiwanese women with Cesarean section (CS) delivery. METHODS: Data from Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database were analyzed. All CS women (2002-2007) in Taiwan, according to Diagnosis-Related Group codes, were included. Women having postpartum PE were identified by the diagnosis codes of PE from the medical records within 40 days after CS. Risk factors were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression...
June 2017: Asian J Anesthesiol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944137/pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-antiphospholipid-antibody-call-for-a-screening-tool
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REVIEW
Rukma Parthvi, Rutuja R Sikachi, Abhinav Agrawal, Ajay Adial, Abhinav Vulisha, Sameer Khanijo, Arunabh Talwar
Antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies are antibodies specific for anionic phospholipids. They are immunoglobulins that attack phospholipids, phospholipid-binding proteins, or phospholipid-protein complexes and are detected in anticardiolipin and lupus anticoagulant assays. aPL antibodies are often associated with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) which can be idiopathic or from secondary causes such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), infection or drugs. They have also been shown to be associated with Pulmonary Hypertension...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927572/heart-failure-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Bishnu P Dhakal, Chang H Kim, Sadeer G Al-Kindi, Guilherme H Oliveira
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by a constellation of cardiovascular (CV) and non-CV manifestations. Even though CV complications such as accelerated atherosclerosis and elevated risk of myocardial infarction (MI) have been recognized for many years, there is limited evidence regarding SLE and its association with heart failure (HF). Traditional risk factors of atherosclerotic CV disease, as well as various SLE manifestations and therapies, independently or together, increase the risk of HF in this population...
September 6, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927316/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-detects-silent-heart-disease-missed-by-echocardiography-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#8
S Mavrogeni, L Koutsogeorgopoulou, G Markousis-Mavrogenis, A Bounas, M Tektonidou, S-N C Lliossis, D Daoussis, S Plastiras, G Karabela, E Stavropoulos, G Katsifis, V Vartela, G Kolovou
Background Accurate diagnosis of cardiovascular involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remains challenging, due to limitations of echocardiography. We hypothesized that cardiovascular magnetic resonance can detect cardiac lesions missed by echocardiography in SLE patients with atypical symptoms. Aim To use cardiovascular magnetic resonance in SLE patients with atypical symptoms and investigate the possibility of silent heart disease, missed by echocardiography. Patients/methods From 2005 to 2015, 80 SLE patients with atypical cardiac symptoms/signs (fatigue, mild shortness of breath, early repolarization and sinus tachycardia) aged 37 ± 6 years (72 women/8 men), with normal echocardiography, were evaluated using a 1...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915908/advances-in-paediatrics-in-2016-current-practices-and-challenges-in-allergy-autoimmune-diseases-cardiology-endocrinology-gastroenterology-infectious-diseases-neonatology-nephrology-neurology-nutrition-pulmonology
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REVIEW
Carlo Caffarelli, Francesca Santamaria, Dora Di Mauro, Carla Mastrorilli, Silvia Montella, Sergio Bernasconi
This review reports main progresses in various pediatric issues published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics and in international journals in 2016. New insights in clinical features or complications of several disorders may be useful for our better understanding. They comprise severe asthma, changing features of lupus erythematosus from birth to adolescence, celiac disease, functional gastrointestinal disorders, Moebius syndrome, recurrent pneumonia. Risk factors for congenital heart defects, Kawasaki disease have been widely investigated...
September 16, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891746/impact-of-sex-on-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-related-causes-of-premature-mortality-in-the-united-states
#10
Titilola Falasinnu, Yashaar Chaichian, Julia F Simard
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that is a source of significantly decreased life expectancy in the United States. This study investigated causes of deaths among males and females with SLE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study used the national death certificate database of ∼2.7 million death records in the United States, 2014. SLE was defined using Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases codes: M32...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875729/role-of-cardiac-pacing-in-congenital-complete-heart-block
#11
Stephanie F Chandler, Francis Fynn-Thompson, Douglas Y Mah
Congenital complete heart block affects 1/15,000 live-born infants, predominantly due to atrioventricular nodal injury from maternal antibodies of mothers with systemic lupus erythermatosus or Sjogren's syndrome. The majority of these children will need a pacemaker implanted prior to becoming young adults. This article will review the various patient and technical factors that influence the type of pacemaker implanted, and the current literature on optimal pacing practices. Areas covered: A literature search was performed using PubMed, Embase and Web of Science...
November 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851621/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-results-from-the-french-pulmonary-hypertension-registry
#12
Eric Hachulla, Xavier Jais, Gaël Cinquetti, Pierre Clerson, Laurence Rottat, David Launay, Vincent Cottin, Gilbert Habib, Grégoire Prevot, Céline Chabanne, Eléna Foïs, Zahir Amoura, Luc Mouthon, Véronique Le Guern, David Montani, Gérald Simonneau, Marc Humbert, Vincent Sobanski, Olivier Sitbon
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: We identified all patients with SLE and PAH (SLE-PAH) who were enrolled in the French Pulmonary Hypertension Registry with a diagnosis confirmed by right heart catheterization (RHC). A control group of 101 patients with SLE without known PAH was selected from SLE expert centers participating in the Pulmonary Hypertension Registry. Survival was estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method...
August 26, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843719/incidence-risk-factors-and-mortality-of-neonatal-and-late-onset-dilated-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-cardiac-neonatal-lupus
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Nathalie Morel, Kateri Lévesque, Alice Maltret, Gabriel Baron, Mohamed Hamidou, Pauline Orquevaux, Jean-Charles Piette, François Barriere, Jérôme Le Bidois, Laurent Fermont, Olivier Fain, Arnaud Theulin, François Sassolas, Quentin Hauet, Gaëlle Guettrot-Imbert, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Christophe Deligny, Eric Hachulla, Luc Mouthon, Claire Le Jeunne, Philippe Ravaud, Delphine Le Mercier, Bénédicte Romefort, Elisabeth Villain, Damien Bonnet, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau
BACKGROUND: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a well-known complication of cardiac neonatal lupus, is associated with high mortality rate. Its risk factors remain unclear. METHODS: We analyzed occurrence of postnatal DCM among children with high-degree congenital heart block (CHB) and mothers with anti-SSA and/or anti-SSB antibodies. RESULTS: Among 187 neonates with CHB, 35 (18.8%, one missing data) had DCM and 22 (11.8%) died during a median follow-up of 7years [range: birth-36years]...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807995/regulation-of-the-cell-cycle-and-inflammatory-arthritis-by-the-transcription-cofactor-lbh-gene
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Shinji Matsuda, Deepa Hammaker, Katharyn Topolewski, Karoline J Briegel, David L Boyle, Steven Dowdy, Wei Wang, Gary S Firestein
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) display unique aggressive behavior, invading the articular cartilage and promoting inflammation. Using an integrative analysis of RA risk alleles, the transcriptome and methylome in RA FLS, we recently identified the limb bud and heart development (LBH) gene as a key dysregulated gene in RA and other autoimmune diseases. Although some evidence suggests that LBH could modulate the cell cycle, the precise mechanism is unknown and its impact on inflammation in vivo has not been defined...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800668/-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-risk-stratification-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-pregnancy-and-the-puerperium
#15
Panagiotis Tsikouras, Georg-Friedrich von Tempelhoff, Werner Rath
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a leading cause of direct maternal deaths in the developed countries. The incidence of VTE has increased significantly during the past two decades. The absolute risk of VTE is estimated 0.6-2.2 per 1000 deliveries. Compared with age-matched non-pregnant women, the daily risk of VTE is increased 7- to 10-fold for antepartum VTE, but it is 15- to 35-fold for postpartum VTE. The incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) during the first 6 weeks postpartum is nearly 15-fold higher compared to the incidence in pregnancy, and remains significantly increased up to 12 weeks postpartum...
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795655/the-use-of-heart-rate-turbulence-and-heart-rate-variability-in-the-assessment-of-autonomic-regulation-and-circadian-rhythm-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-without-apparent-heart-disease
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A R Poliwczak, E Waszczykowska, B Dziankowska-Bartkowiak, M Koziróg, K Dworniak
Background Systemic lupus erythematosus is a progressive autoimmune disease. There are reports suggesting that patients even without overt signs of cardiovascular complications have impaired autonomic function. The aim of this study was to assess autonomic function using heart rate turbulence and heart rate variability parameters indicated in 24-hour ECG Holter monitoring. Methods Twenty-six women with systemic lupus erythematosus and 30 healthy women were included. Twenty-four hour ambulatory ECG-Holter was performed in home conditions...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790229/autoimmune-disease-with-cardiac-valves-involvement-libman-sacks-endocarditis
#17
Eka Ginanjar, Yulianto Yulianto
This case study aim to evaluate the response of steroid treatment for autoimmune endocarditis. Valvular heart disease is relatively rising in both congenital and acquired cases, but the autoimmune endocarditis remains rare. In this case, a 34 year old woman with clinical manifestation resembling systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is diagnosed with Libman-sacks Endocarditis. After six months of steroid treatment, her clinical manifestations and heart structure improved.
April 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769114/diagnosing-antiphospholipid-syndrome-extra-criteria-manifestations-and-technical-advances
#18
REVIEW
Savino Sciascia, Mary-Carmen Amigo, Dario Roccatello, Munther Khamashta
First described in the early 1980s, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a unique form of acquired autoimmune thrombophilia in which patients present with clinical features of recurrent thrombosis and pregnancy morbidity and persistently test positive for the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). At least one clinical (vascular thrombosis or pregnancy morbidity) and one lab-based (positive test result for lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibodies and/or anti-β2-glycoprotein 1 antibodies) criterion have to be met for a patient to be classified as having APS...
September 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764615/cerebral-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-following-cyclophosphamide-treatment-a-case-report
#19
S Cooray, H Zhang, R Breen, G Carr-White, R Howard, M Cuadrado, D D'Cruz, G Sanna
Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis (TB) is a rare but catastrophic event in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here we report a case of cerebral TB in a patient with lupus myocarditis and nephritis, following cyclophosphamide immunosuppression. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of cerebral TB in SLE in a non-endemic country. A 31-year-old female with SLE and a history of regular travel to Kenya presented to our centre with clinical features of acute heart failure. She was diagnosed with severe lupus myocarditis, and a renal biopsy also confirmed lupus nephritis...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748509/clinical-characteristics-and-thrombosis-outcomes-of-paediatric-antiphospholipid-syndrome-analysis-of-58-patients
#20
Jingran Ma, Hongmei Song, Min Wei, Yanyan He
The study aims to analyse the clinical and immunological manifestations of paediatric antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in patients, based on the 2006 revised classification criteria of definite APS. Fifty-eight paediatric patients with APS were enrolled and analysed retrospectively. A total of 37 female and 21 male patients with a mean age of 14 ± 3 years at disease onset were included. Fourteen (24%) cases were primary APS, and 40 (69%) cases were secondary to systemic lupus erythaematosus (SLE). Anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) positivity and hypocomplementemia were more common in secondary APS than in primary APS...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
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