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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214498/vasculitic-and-autoimmune-wounds
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Victoria K Shanmugam, Divya Angra, Hamza Rahimi, Sean McNish
OBJECTIVE: Chronic wounds are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Approximately 20% to 23% of nonhealing wounds that are refractory to vascular intervention have other causes, including vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and other autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this article was to review the literature across medical and surgical specialties with regard to refractory chronic wounds associated with vasculitis and autoimmune diseases and to delineate clinical outcomes of these wounds in response to vascular and other interventions...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214184/-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-lymphopenia-clinical-and-pathophysiological-features
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M Martin, A Guffroy, X Argemi, T Martin
Lymphopenia is frequent in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and profound (<500/mm(3)) in 10% of cases. T lymphocytes, especially CD4+, are more affected than B cells. The pathophysiological mechanisms are complex, involving lymphocytotoxic antibodies, excess of apoptosis, increased susceptibility of T cells to complement mediated cytolysis, as well as lymphopoiesis impairment and lymphocyte sequestration. Lymphopenia in SLE is independent from other cytopenia and immunosuppressive drug regiments, and associated with disease activity, risk of flare and damage scores...
February 14, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207493/treatment-of-lupus-nephritis-current-paradigms-and-emerging-strategies
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Maria Dall'Era
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lupus nephritis is the most common organ-threatening manifestation of lupus and continues to result in end-stage renal disease. This review describes the contemporary treatment of lupus nephritis as well as emerging therapeutic strategies. RECENT FINDINGS: Lupus nephritis management consists of an initial (induction) phase and a maintenance (extended) phase in which steroids are used in combination with another immunosuppressive medication. Current treatments are incompletely effective and associated with substantial toxicity...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198144/the-phenolic-fraction-of-extra-virgin-olive-oil-modulates-the-activation-and-the-inflammatory-response-of-t-cells-from-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-healthy-donors
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Marina Aparicio-Soto, Marina Sanchez-Hidalgo, Ana Cárdeno Galván, Jose Manuel Lucena, Francisca Gonzalez-Escribano, Maria Jesus Castillo Palma, Catalina Alarcón-de-la-Lastra
SCOPE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic multiorgan autoimmune disease characterized by immune deregulation, which involves altered T-cell response and imbalance of cytokine production. The phenolic fraction (PE) of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) possesses anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties and exerts preventive effects in murine models of immune-inflammatory diseases, such as SLE. The present study was designed to determine the in vitro effects of the PE from EVOO on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from inactive patients with SLE and healthy donors...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194293/hydralazine-induced-lupus-syndrome-presenting-with-recurrent-pericardial-effusion-and-a-negative-antinuclear-antibody
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Praneet Iyer, Ahmed Dirweesh, Ritika Zijoo
Drug induced lupus erythematosus (DIL or DILE) is an autoimmune disorder caused by chronic use of certain drugs. We report a unique case of hydralazine induced lupus syndrome (HILS) with a negative antinuclear antibody in a female patient who was on hydralazine for a period of 1.5-2 years and developed recurrent pericardial effusion as a result of it. Initially her condition was managed with a pericardial window. The recurrence of a massive pericardial effusion necessitated a right hemipericardiectomy. After hydralazine was stopped, she never had any further episodes of pericardial effusion or tamponade...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192048/a-serosurvey-of-diseases-of-free-ranging-gray-wolves-canis-lupus-in-minnesota
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Michelle Carstensen, John H Giudice, Erik C Hildebrand, J P Dubey, John Erb, Dan Stark, John Hart, Shannon Barber-Meyer, L David Mech, Steve K Windels, Andrew J Edwards
We tested serum samples from 387 free-ranging wolves ( Canis lupus ) from 2007 to 2013 for exposure to eight canid pathogens to establish baseline data on disease prevalence and spatial distribution in Minnesota's wolf population. We found high exposure to canine adenoviruses 1 and 2 (88% adults, 45% pups), canine parvovirus (82% adults, 24% pups), and Lyme disease (76% adults, 39% pups). Sixty-six percent of adults and 36% of pups exhibited exposure to the protozoan parasite Neospora caninum . Exposure to arboviruses was confirmed, including West Nile virus (37% adults, 18% pups) and eastern equine encephalitis (3% adults)...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191596/efficacy-and-safety-of-rituximab-in-comparison-with-common-induction-therapies-in-pediatric-active-lupus-nephritis
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Biswanath Basu, Birendranath Roy, Binu George Babu
BACKGROUND: Childhood-onset lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most severe manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Despite treatment-related toxicities, cyclophosphamide (CYC) and glucocorticoid-based treatment protocols are still considered standard therapy in managing this multisystem disorder. An effective and safe alternative induction regimen is needed. METHODS: Forty-four pediatric patients with active LN aged 3.5-13.8 (median 8.4) years, of whom 32 entered the study at diagnosis of SLE, were followed over 36 months...
February 12, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188735/cross-jurisdictional-management-of-a-trophy-hunted-species
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Jacob Hochard, David Finnoff
Gray wolves (Canis lupus) are managed for competing uses in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). Tourism benefits Yellowstone National Park (YNP) visitors while trophy hunting benefits hunters outside of the park. We investigate the policy scope of gray wolf management across jurisdictional boundaries by incorporating three foundations of the behavioral ecology of wolves: refuge-seeking behavior, optimal foraging group size and territoriality. Tradeoffs between and within consumptive and non-consumptive human benefits and wolf population fitness and life history indicators are quantified as a set of elasticities, providing clear implications to resource managers...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183339/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-resting-electrocardiogram-abnormalities-among-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-without-cardiovascular-disease
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Hanan Al Rayes, Paula J Harvey, Dafna D Gladman, Jiandong Su, Arthy Sabapathy, Murray B Urowitz, Zahi Touma
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiogram (ECG) cardiovascular disease (CVD) abnormalities (ECG-CVD) are predictive of subsequent CVD events in the general population. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients are vulnerable to CVD. We aimed to determine the prevalence of ECG-CVD in SLE patients and to examine the risk factors associated with ECG-CVD. METHODS: A 12-lead resting supine ECG was performed on consecutive adult patients attending the clinic. One cardiologist interpreted the ECGs...
February 10, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179389/homonymous-hemianopia-in-the-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Derek Kwun-Hong Ho, Rishi Ramessur, Mradul Gupta, John P Mathews
A woman aged 26 years was referred by her GP to the eye casualty department with sudden-onset left homonymous hemianopia and right-sided headache. Full ophthalmic examination was normal with the exception of a left homonymous hemianopia confirmed with automated perimetry. Urgent CT imaging revealed a non-haemorrhagic cerebral infarct in the right parieto-occipital region. Subsequent blood tests confirmed a diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome with positivity in IgG anticardiolipin antibody, IgG anti-β2-GP1 antibody and the Lupus anticoagulant screen...
February 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179384/a-complicated-multisystem-flare-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-during-pregnancy
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Philip Webster, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Liz Lightstone
We report a case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a young woman who became pregnant amid a severe flare. She continued to have active disease in the face of aggressive treatments complicated by several side effects of immunosuppressive drugs including recurrent sepsis and gestational diabetes. Her fetus was at risk for congenital heart block during the second and third trimesters. Despite an extremely guarded prognosis, she delivered a healthy baby girl. This case highlights the complexities of SLE management during pregnancy...
February 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164726/inhibition-of-b-cell-activating-factor-baff-in-the-management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
#12
William Stohl
The anti-BAFF monoclonal antibody, belimumab, was approved 5+ years ago by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of adult SLE patients. Although BAFF is now a proven therapeutic target in SLE, the limited clinical efficacy both in the clinical trials setting and in "real-life" experience begs for further therapeutic improvement. Areas covered: In addition to belimumab, three other BAFF antagonists (atacicept, blisibimod, tabalumab) that biologically differ from belimumab are being or have been evaluated in SLE late-stage clinical trials...
February 4, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148285/clinicopathological-findings-treatment-response-and-predictors-of-long-term-outcome-in-a-cohort-of-lupus-nephritis-patients-managed-according-to-the-euro-lupus-regime-a-retrospective-analysis-in-sri-lanka
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Nalaka Herath, Neelakanthi Ratnatunga, Kosala Weerakoon, Abdul Wazil, Nishantha Nanayakkara
BACKGROUND: Despite the improvement in survival of patients with lupus nephritis (LN) globally, there is sparse data from Sri Lanka (SL). The current study aims to describe the clinicopathological findings, treatment response and predictors of long-term outcome of patients with WHO class III-IV LN in SL, managed according to the Euro-lupus regime. RESULTS: Of 72 patients, 64 were females. In half of them, LN was diagnosed within the 1st year of the illness. The most common presenting feature was sub-nephrotic proteinuria...
February 2, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147263/subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-comparable-risk-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Maria G Tektonidou, Evrydiki Kravvariti, George Konstantonis, Nicholas Tentolouris, Petros P Sfikakis, Athanasios Protogerou
OBJECTIVE: Although a high risk of subclinical atherosclerosis has been reported in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), it is not adequately compared with that observed in other rheumatic and non-rheumatic high-cardiovascular (CVD) risk diseases, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Diabetes Mellitus (DM). Our objective was to evaluate the relative risk (RR) of subclinical atherosclerosis in SLE, RA and DM patients compared to healthy controls, and examine potential associations with traditional and disease-related CVD risk factors in SLE...
January 29, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143420/papulonodular-mucinosis-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-and-nephrotic-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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Xiaole Su, Xi Qiao, Jing Li, Lifang Gao, Chen Wang, Lihua Wang
BACKGROUND: Awareness of the spectrum of clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), especially uncommon changes, is essential for diagnosis and effective management of patients. CASE PRESENTATION: A 26-year-old Chinese man with SLE initially manifested cutaneous papulonodular mucinosis and developed acute Guillain-Barré syndrome and class V lupus nephritis 2 years later. His cutaneous nodules had not been idententified for 2 years and were resected by surgical procedures twice until SLE was diagnosed...
February 1, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138857/predictors-of-poor-sleep-quality-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#16
M Inoue, K Shiozawa, R Yoshihara, T Yamane, Y Shima, T Hirano, K Makimoto
Sleep problems are common in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study aimed to examine the following: (1) predictors of sleep quality and (2) fluctuations in sleep quality in patients with SLE. Patients with SLE were recruited from three rheumatology centers in Japan. We collected demographic and clinical data and data on sleep quality as measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the Medical Outcome Study Short Form-12, and the Lupus Patient Reported Outcome Tool (LupusPRO)...
January 30, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130644/clinical-applications-of-multi-parametric-cmr-in-myocarditis-and-systemic-inflammatory-diseases
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Jakub Lagan, Matthias Schmitt, Christopher A Miller
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has changed the management of suspected viral myocarditis by providing a 'positive' diagnostic test and has lead to new insights into myocardial involvement in systemic inflammatory conditions. In this review we analyse the use of CMR tissue characterisation techniques across the available studies including T2 weighted imaging, early gadolinium enhancement, late gadolinium enhancement, Lake Louise Criteria, T2 mapping, T1 mapping and extracellular volume assessment. We also discuss the use of multiparametric CMR in acute cardiac transplant rejection and a variety of inflammatory conditions such as sarcoidosis, systemic lupus erythrematous, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic sclerosis...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127482/successful-management-of-refractory-type-1-renal-tubular-acidosis-with-amiloride
#18
Patrick Oguejiofor, Robert Chow, Kenneth Yim, Bernard G Jaar
A 28-year-old female with history of hypothyroidism, Sjögren's Syndrome, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) presented with complaints of severe generalized weakness, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia. Physical examination was unremarkable. Laboratory test showed hypokalemia at 1.6 mmol/l, nonanion metabolic acidosis with HCO3 of 11 mmol/l, random urine pH of 7.0, and urine anion gap of 8 mmol/l. CT scan of the abdomen revealed bilateral nephrocalcinosis. A diagnosis of type 1 RTA likely secondary to Sjögren's Syndrome was made...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121924/autoimmune-diseases-and-hiv-infection-a-cross-sectional-study
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Emilie Virot, Antoine Duclos, Leopold Adelaide, Patrick Miailhes, Arnaud Hot, Tristan Ferry, Pascal Seve
To describe the clinical manifestations, treatments, prognosis, and prevalence of autoimmune diseases (ADs) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients.All HIV-infected patients managed in the Infectious Diseases Department of the Lyon University Hospitals, France, between January 2003 and December 2013 and presenting an AD were retrospectively included.Thirty-six ADs were found among 5186 HIV-infected patients which represents a prevalence of 0.69% including immune thrombocytopenic purpura (n = 15), inflammatory myositis (IM) (n = 4), sarcoidosis (n = 4), Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) (n = 4), myasthenia gravis (n = 2), Graves' disease (n = 2), and 1 case of each following conditions: systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune hepatitis, Hashimoto thyroiditis and autoimmune hemolytic anemia...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121241/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-risk-of-preterm-birth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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S Wei, K Lai, Z Yang, K Zeng
We performed a meta-analysis to identify the association between systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and preterm birth. In this study, we studied the effects of SLE, SLE disease activity, a history of nephritis and active nephritis on preterm birth. Searches were conducted before 20 May 2016 of PubMed, Embase, Medline and Cochrane Library of literature and article reference lists. Eleven observational case-control studies and thirteen cohort studies met the inclusion criteria. The pooled relative risk (RR) for the risk of preterm birth in SLE patients versus controls was 2...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
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