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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452403/mechanisms-controlling-nucleic-acid-sensing-toll-like-receptors
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Kensuke Miyake, Takuma Shibata, Umeharu Ohto, Toshiyuki Shimizu, Shin-Ichiroh Saitoh, Ryutaro Fukui, Yusuke Murakami
Nucleic acid (NA)-sensing Toll-like receptors (TLRs) respond to DNA/RNA derived from pathogens and dead cells. Structural studies have revealed a variety of molecular mechanisms by which TLRs sense NAs. Double-stranded RNA and single-stranded DNA directly bind to TLR3 and TLR9, respectively, whereas TLR7 and 8 bind to nucleosides and oligoribonucleotides derived from RNAs. Activation of ligand-bound TLRs is influenced by the functional status of TLRs. Proteolytic cleavage of NA-sensing TLRs enables ligand-dependent TLR dimerization...
February 14, 2018: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434588/gata3-hdac6-and-bcl6-regulate-foxp3-treg-plasticity-and-determine-treg-conversion-into-either-novel-antigen-presenting-cell-like-treg-or-th1-treg
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Keman Xu, William Y Yang, Gayani Kanchana Nanayakkara, Ying Shao, Fan Yang, Wenhui Hu, Eric T Choi, Hong Wang, Xiaofeng Yang
We conducted an experimental database analysis to determine the expression of 61 CD4+ Th subset regulators in human and murine tissues, cells, and in T-regulatory cells (Treg) in physiological and pathological conditions. We made the following significant findings: (1) adipose tissues of diabetic patients with insulin resistance upregulated various Th effector subset regulators; (2) in skin biopsy from patients with psoriasis, and in blood cells from patients with lupus, effector Th subset regulators were more upregulated than downregulated; (3) in rosiglitazone induced failing hearts in ApoE-deficient (KO) mice, various Th subset regulators were upregulated rather than downregulated; (4) aortic endothelial cells activated by proatherogenic stimuli secrete several Th subset-promoting cytokines; (5) in Treg from follicular Th (Tfh)-transcription factor (TF) Bcl6 KO mice, various Th subset regulators were upregulated; whereas in Treg from Th2-TF GATA3 KO mice and HDAC6 KO mice, various Th subset regulators were downregulated, suggesting that Bcl6 inhibits, GATA3 and HDAC6 promote, Treg plasticity; and (6) GATA3 KO, and Bcl6 KO Treg upregulated MHC II molecules and T cell co-stimulation receptors, suggesting that GATA3 and BCL6 inhibit Treg from becoming novel APC-Treg...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417312/lessons-learned-from-splenic-infarcts-with-fever-of-unknown-origin-fuo-culture-negative-endocarditis-cne-or-malignancy
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REVIEW
Burke A Cunha, Bertamaria Dieguez, Alena Varantsova
Culture negative endocarditis (CNE) is a common concern in patients with fever, heart murmur, cardiac vegetation, and negative blood cultures. The diagnosis of CNE is not based only on negative blood cultures and a cardiac vegetation. The clinical definition of CNE is based on negative blood cultures plus the findings of culture positive infective endocarditis (IE), e.g., fever, cardiac vegetation, splenomegaly, peripheral manifestations. Because embolic splenic infarcts may occur with culture positive IE, some may assume that splenic infarcts are a sign of CNE...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413506/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-the-setting-of-scleroderma-is-different-than-in-the-setting-of-lupus-a-review
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REVIEW
Isabel S Bazan, Kofi A Mensah, Anastasiia A Rudkovskaia, Percy K Adonteng-Boateng, Erica L Herzog, Lenore Buckley, Wassim H Fares
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a clinical syndrome that is subdivided into five groups per the World Health Organization (WHO) classification, based largely on hemodynamic and pathophysiologic criteria. WHO Group 1 PH, termed pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), is a clinically progressive disease that can eventually lead to right heart failure and death, and it is hemodynamically characterized by pre-capillary PH and increased pulmonary vascular resistance in the absence of elevated left ventricular filling pressures...
January 2018: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322712/a-cross-sectional-study-of-cardiovascular-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-an-urban-indian-tertiary-care-centre-with-emphasis-on-2-d-echocardiography
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Seema Kini, Chetan Vekhande, Vikram Londhey
Background: Cardiovascular manifestations are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality in patients with SLE. A wide range of manifestations due to active lupus, like pericarditis, valvular affection, myocarditis, and less commonly pulmonary hypertension, are described. This study was undertaken to study cardiovascular manifestations in SLE, with a focus on echocardiography findings, in an urban Indian setting. Methodology: Fifty consecutive cases of SLE following up in the Rheumatology Clinic of TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable hospital, an Indian tertiary care hospital were studied...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313509/patients-families-perceptions-of-lupus-in-sub-saharan-africa
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J Iba Ba, M Ouédraogo, Y S Oliveira, I Nseng Nseng, A Abo Ekomie, J B Boguikouma
Lupus is an autoimmune disease affecting the connective tissue. Its clinical and biological polymorphism is often misunderstood by patients and families and can lead to treatment interruption and a decision to turn to alternative medicine. We used a questionnaire to assess the degree of knowledge of this disease of family members living with lupus patients. Of the 56 lupus patients receiving regular follow-up at our hospital, 123 members of 30 of their families (53.5%) participated. Overall, among these families, 81...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310535/associations-of-osteoprotegerin-with-coronary-artery-calcification-among-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-healthy-controls
#7
I G Poornima, K Shields, L H Kuller, S M Manzi, R Ramsey-Goldman, C Richardson, E Rhew, D D Dunlop, J Song, D Edmundowicz, G T Kondos, J J Carr, C B Langman, H Price, A H Chung, L B Santelices, R H Mackey
Objective We tested the hypothesis that higher circulating levels of osteoprotegerin (OPG) are related to higher levels of coronary artery calcification (CAC) among women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) compared with healthy controls (HCs). Methods Among 611 women in two age- and race-matched SLE case-control studies, OPG was assayed in stored blood samples (HEARTS: plasma, n cases/controls = 122/124, and SOLVABLE: serum, n cases/controls = 185/180) and CAC was measured by electron beam computed tomography...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305669/metabolic-syndrome-in-iranian-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-its-determinants
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Alimohammad Fatemi, Azadeh Ghanbarian, Zahra Sayedbonakdar, Mehdi Kazemi, Abbas Smiley
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Iranian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its determinants. In a cross-sectional study, 98 patients with SLE and 95 controls were enrolled. Prevalence of MetS was determined based on American Heart Association and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (AHA/NHLBI) and 2009 harmonizing criteria. In addition, demographic features and lupus characteristics such as disease duration, pharmacological treatment, laboratory data, SLE disease activity index (SLEDAI), and Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College of Rheumatology Damage index (SDI) were recorded...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284338/catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-and-pregnancy-clinical-report
#9
J Khizroeva, V Bitsadze, A Makatsariya
We have observed the development of a catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) in a pregnant woman hospitalized at 28 weeks of gestation with a severe preeclampsia. On the same day, an eclampsia attack developed, and an emergency surgical delivery was performed. On the third day, multiorgan failure developed. Examination showed a persistent circulation of lupus anticoagulant, high level of antibodies to cardiolipin, b2-glycoprotein I, and prothrombin. The usual diagnosis of the severe preeclampsia masked a catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, exacerbated by the coincident presence of several types of antiphospholipid antibodies...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232972/association-of-resting-heart-rate-with-arterial-stiffness-and-low-grade-inflammation-in-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#10
José Antonio Vargas-Hitos, Alberto Soriano-Maldonado, Josefa Martínez-Bordonado, Isabel Sánchez-Berná, Daniel Fernández-Bergés, José Mario Sabio
Resting heart rate (RHR) is associated with arterial stiffness, inflammation, and cardiovascular (CV) and all-cause mortality in the general population and in patients at high CV risk. We assessed the association of RHR with arterial stiffness and low-grade inflammation (LGI) in a cross-sectional study that included 101 women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) without a history of CV disease or arrhythmia or who were under treatment that may cause bradycardia. Pulse wave velocity (PWV; a measure of arterial stiffness), RHR, and markers of LGI (ie, C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, insulin, and homeostatic model assessment index) were measured...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224680/pregnancy-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Rebecca Fischer-Betz, Christof Specker
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease with a high prevalence in females of childbearing age. Pregnancy in SLE nowadays has favorable outcomes for the majority of women. However, flares of disease activity, preeclampsia, fetal loss, and preterm birth are well-known risks in such pregnancies. Anti-SS-A(Ro)/SS-B(La) antibodies put fetuses at risk for congenital heart block and neonatal lupus. Several risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes have been identified. Women with antiphospholipid antibodies or antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus nephritis represent a group with high risk for obstetric complications...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224678/atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Sara Croca, Anisur Rahman
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), comprising coronary heart disease and stroke, is one of the most important causes of death in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The risks of developing both clinical CVD and sub-clinical atherosclerosis are increased in patients with SLE. This increase is not fully explained by traditional cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, hypertension and elevated cholesterol, and it is believed that immune dysfunction also contributes to CVD risk in SLE. In particular, recent studies have shown that abnormalities in both serum lipid profile and the autoantibody and T lymphocyte response to lipids may play a role in development of atherosclerosis...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221480/prevalence-and-etiologies-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jean Joel Bigna, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde
BACKGROUND: Despite the recent increasing worldwide attention towards pulmonary hypertension (PH), its epidemiology remains poorly described in Africa. Accordingly, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of PH prevalence, incidence and etiologies in Africa. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, African Journals Online, and Africa Index Medicus. Published observational studies until September 20, 2017, including adult participants residing in Africa were considered...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173182/lupus-nephritis-current-treatment-paradigm-and-unmet-needs
#14
Steven P Menez, Basset El Essawy, Mohamed G Atta
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by chronic inflammation, which can result in a multitude of systemic or organ-limited manifestations, including the skin, lungs, heart, and kidney. SLE nephritis is present in an average of 38% of patients at the time of diagnosis, and may occur as the initial presentation of disease with progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in roughly 10-20% of patients. METHODS: A review of the current literature was undertaken to investigate the evolution of treatment of SLE nephritis based on randomized trials and robust observational studies...
November 22, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150185/editorial-commentary-for-dhakal-heart-failure-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-problem-to-address
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EDITORIAL
Kai-Hang Yiu, Hung-Fat Tse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137108/tuberculosis-presenting-as-isolated-bronchonodal-fistula-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-case-report
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Kyungsoo Bae, Kyung Nyeo Jeon, Ho Cheol Kim, Young Sun Suh, Gi Dong Lee, Ju-Young Kim, Dae Hyun Song
RATIONALE: Lymph node is a preferred site for extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB). In the thorax, mediastinal tuberculous lymph nodes can erode adjacent structures such as heart, aorta, and esophagus, forming fistula, and causing fatal consequences. However, tuberculous bronchonodal fistula as a complication of lymph node TB in adults is rarely known in terms of imaging or clinical findings. Here, a case of isolated tuberculous bronchonodal fistula appearing as the first presentation of TB in a 74-year-old male with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is reported...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116459/neonatal-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review
#17
REVIEW
Federica Vanoni, Sebastiano A G Lava, Emilio F Fossali, Riccardo Cavalli, Giacomo D Simonetti, Mario G Bianchetti, Marie-Ange Bozzini, Carlo Agostoni, Gregorio P Milani
Neonatal lupus erythematosus is an uncommon syndrome, which is caused by transplacental passage of maternal autoantibodies to Sjögren's syndrome A or B autoantigens. The clinical presentation includes distinctive cutaneous lesions resembling those seen in systemic lupus erythematosus, hepatobiliary disease, and cytopenias, which disappear with the clearance of maternal autoantibodies. The most severe presentation is a total atrioventricular heart block, which begins during the second trimester of gestation and is irreversible...
December 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078844/risk-of-ischemic-heart-disease-in-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#18
Faraz Khan Luni, Sonia Ali Malik, Abdur Rahman Khan, Haris Riaz, Hemindermeet Singh, Douglas Federman, Yusuf Kanjwal, Osama Dasa, Sadik Khuder, Ameer Kabour
BACKGROUND: Ischemic heart disease (IHD) has emerged as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with autoimmune conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis, but the risk of IHD in Sjögren's syndrome (SjS) is unknown. To fill this knowledge gap, we estimated the prevalence and risk of IHD with SjS compared to controls from the general population using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample 2011 database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project administrative longitudinal database contains encounter-level information on inpatient stays, emergency department visits and ambulatory surgery in all U...
October 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048543/cardiac-tamponade-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#19
Rudra Prosad Goswami, Geetabali Sircar, Alakendu Ghosh, Parasar Ghosh
OBJECTIVES: To describe incidence, risk factors and treatment of cardiac tamponade in a large cohort of Indian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Rheumatology, IPGMER, Kolkata, India from May 2014 to December 2016 on admitted patients with SLE. Lupus-related serositis was diagnosed after excluding other causes, such as infection, malignancy or heart failure. RESULTS: Of 409 patients with SLE, pericarditis was diagnosed in 25...
October 17, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
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
#20
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
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