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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785115/management-and-outcomes-of-pregnancy-with-or-without-lupus-nephritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jiayue Wu, Jinghang Ma, Wei-Hong Zhang, Wen Di
Background: Although it is well established that systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) negatively affects pregnancy outcomes, there is insufficient evidence on the effect of lupus nephritis (LN) on antenatal management and pregnancy outcomes. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the association of LN with management and pregnancy outcomes in SLE patients. Methods: Embase, Medline, Cochrane, and ClinicalTrials.gov were carefully searched for relevant English and Chinese language studies...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779928/the-diagnosis-and-clinical-management-of-the-catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Ricard Cervera, Ignasi Rodríguez-Pintó, Gerard Espinosa
The catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a life-threating variant of the antiphospholipid syndrome characterized by the development of multiple thrombosis in a short period of time, usually ending up in the failure of function of several vital organs. Most CAPS episodes are related to a prothrombotic situation or precipitating factor such as infections, surgical procedures or malignant diseases. In patients with CAPS, the development of multiple thrombosis leads to an important cytokine release that worsens the already critical patient's situation...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766809/associations-between-depressive-disorders-and-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases
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Ozkan Varan, Hakan Babaoglu, Berna Goker
Depressive disorders, are not only common but also among the leading causes of disability worldwide. They are associated with increased incidences of various other diseases. It has been shown that in patients with autoimmune diseases, when depression coexists, the quality of life is worse and medical treatment and management is compromised. Depression-like symptoms, such as fatigue and disinterest are also common in inflammatory rheumatic diseases and often associated with poor quality of life. Medical therapy targeting inflammation results in alleviation of these symptoms in many patients...
May 15, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764231/important-considerations-in-pregnant-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
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Gabriella Moroni, Claudio Ponticelli
In the last few decades, identification of predictors of pregnancy outcome and appropriate pregnancy planning have significantly reduced the maternal and fetal risks in pregnant women with lupus nephritis. Areas covered: Successful pregnancies have been reported even in women with chronic renal disease and renal insufficiency. However, refractory hypertension and severe renal or cardiac chronic dysfunction are still considered contraindications to pregnancy. Pre-term delivery and fetal growth restriction may still occur in SLE patients more frequently than in healthy women, even in pregnancies regularly planned and monitored by a team of nephrologists and gynaecologists...
May 15, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760621/disease-severity-and-prophylactic-measures-in-patients-with-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-results-of-a-worldwide-questionnaire-based-study
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Dominik Samotij, Justyna Szczęch, Victoria P Werth, Fukumi Furukawa, Annegret Kuhn, Jacek C Szepietowski, Adam Reich
Introduction: Due to a wide array of dermatologic manifestations, assessment of disease severity in cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) remains challenging. Given a need for some standardization in this field, we conducted a worldwide questionnaire-based study among physicians experienced in CLE management. Aim: We asked about CLE assessment, their prophylactic measures advised to patients, and treatment recommendations. Material and methods: A total of 83 completed questionnaires were received...
April 2018: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757430/genome-wide-analysis-of-snps-is-consistent-with-no-domestic-dog-ancestry-in-the-endangered-mexican-wolf-canis-lupus-baileyi
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Robert R Fitak, Sarah E Rinkevich, Melanie Culver
The Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) was historically distributed throughout the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Extensive predator removal campaigns during the early 20th century, however, resulted in its eventual extirpation by the mid 1980s. At this time, the Mexican wolf existed only in 3 separate captive lineages (McBride, Ghost Ranch, and Aragón) descended from 3, 2, and 2 founders, respectively. These lineages were merged in 1995 to increase the available genetic variation, and Mexican wolves were reintroduced into Arizona and New Mexico in 1998...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742110/identification-of-a-neutrophil-related-gene-expression-signature-that-is-enriched-in-adult-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-with-active-nephritis-clinical-pathologic-associations-and-etiologic-mechanisms
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Joan E Wither, Stephenie D Prokopec, Babak Noamani, Nan-Hua Chang, Dennisse Bonilla, Zahi Touma, Carmen Avila-Casado, Heather N Reich, James Scholey, Paul R Fortin, Paul C Boutros, Carolina Landolt-Marticorena
Both a lack of biomarkers and relatively ineffective treatments constitute impediments to management of lupus nephritis (LN). Here we used gene expression microarrays to contrast the transcriptomic profiles of active SLE patients with and without LN to identify potential biomarkers for this condition. RNA isolated from whole peripheral blood of active SLE patients was used for transcriptomic profiling and the data analyzed by linear modeling, with corrections for multiple testing. Results were validated in a second cohort of SLE patients, using NanoString technology...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735288/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-by-the-mexican-college-of-rheumatology
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Daniel Xibillé-Friedmann, Marcela Pérez-Rodríguez, Sandra Carrillo-Vázquez, Everardo Álvarez-Hernández, Francisco Javier Aceves, Mario C Ocampo-Torres, Conrado García-García, José Luis García-Figueroa, Javier Merayo-Chalico, Ana Barrera-Vargas, Margarita Portela-Hernández, Sandra Sicsik, Lilia Andrade-Ortega, Víctor Manuel Rosales-Don Pablo, Aline Martínez, Pilar Prieto-Seyffert, Mario Pérez-Cristóbal, Miguel Ángel Saavedra, Zully Castro-Colín, Azucena Ramos, Gabriela Huerta-Sil, María Fernanda Hernández-Cabrera, Luis Javier Jara, Leonardo Limón-Camacho, Lizbet Tinajero-Nieto, Leonor A Barile-Fabris
There are national and international clinical practice guidelines for systemic lupus erythematosus treatment. Nonetheless, most of them are not designed for the Mexican population or are devoted only to the treatment of certain disease manifestations, like lupus nephritis, or are designed for some physiological state like pregnancy. The Mexican College of Rheumatology aimed to create clinical practice guidelines that included the majority of the manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus, and also incorporated guidelines in controversial situations like vaccination and the perioperative period...
May 4, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734149/recent-advances-in-treatment-strategies-for-lupus-nephritis
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Kazunori Karasawa, Keiko Uchida, Tomo Takabe, Takahito Moriyama, Kosaku Nitta
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune chronic inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs and tissues. Lupus nephritis (LN) is a serious complication of SLE, which occurs at a high rate. Conventional treatment strategies of LN have been widely accepted by two concepts such as induction therapy and maintenance therapy. In LN induction therapy until recently, cyclophosphamide in combination with prednisone (PSL) has been the standard method of treatment for proliferative forms of LN. In the latest review, the combination of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is also considered a standard treatment option...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723209/cognitive-dysfunction-improves-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-results-of-a-10-years-prospective-study
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Fulvia Ceccarelli, Carlo Perricone, Carmelo Pirone, Laura Massaro, Cristiano Alessandri, Concetta Mina, Massimo Marianetti, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Guido Valesini, Fabrizio Conti
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive impairment (CI) has been described in 3-80% of Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients but only short-term studies evaluated its over-time changes, suggesting that CI is usually a stable finding. We aimed at evaluating the changes of SLE-related CI in a 10-years prospective single center cohort study. METHODS: We evaluated 43 patients (M/F 5/38; mean age = 45.7±10.1 years; mean disease duration = 230.8±74.3 months) at baseline (T0) and after 10 years (T1)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716480/spontaneous-isolated-inferior-mesenteric-artery-dissection-with-chronic-mesenteric-ischemia-case-report-and-endovascular-management
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Suresh Giragani, Ankit Balani, Viswanath Reddy, Keerthi Talari Bommakanti, Surendar Alwala, Anjani Kumar
We report the clinical details, imaging findings, and management for a 39-year-old female presenting with recurrent episodes of pain in abdomen due to systemic lupus erythematous vasculitis associated with spontaneous isolated inferior mesenteric dissection. Spontaneous mesenteric artery dissection is an uncommon cause of mesenteric ischemia. Symptomatic spontaneous isolated inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) dissection is a rare condition, and its association with systemic lupus erythematosus is not previously described in the English literature...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713925/antiphospholipid-antibody-profile-based-outcome-of-purely-vascular-and-purely-obstetric-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Amihai Rottenstreich, Ariela Arad, Hadas Terespolsky, Uriel Elchalal, Hagai Amsalm, Batia Roth, Yosef Kalish
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS) is caused by antiphospholipid autoantibodies, and manifests with vascular and/or obstetric complications. The factors associated with initial disease presentation and course are unknown. We assessed the antibody profile associated with disease presentation and with the development of vascular and obstetric complications in women with initially vascular or initially obstetric APLS. A review of records of APLS women at childbearing age followed at one center during 2006-2015. Of 126 women, median age at diagnosis 29 [23-37] years, 62 were initially diagnosed with purely obstetric APLS and 64 with purely vascular APLS...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702988/enteritis-as-initial-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-early-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Anna Maria Bellou, Dominik Bös, Guido Kukuk, Ulrich Gembruch, Waltraut Maria Merz
RATIONAL: Lupus enteritis is a rare, severe complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report of a patient who presented with enteritis as manifestation of new-onset SLE during the first trimester of pregnancy. PATIENTS CONCERNS: The 23-year nulliparous patient was admitted to a district hospital with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and bloody diarrhea at a gestational age (GA) of 10 weeks. Her symptoms improved with symptomatic treatment and she was discharged a few days later...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696393/gastrointestinal-helminths-of-gray-wolves-canis-lupus-lupus-from-sweden
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Mohammad Nafi Solaiman Al-Sabi, Linnea Rääf, Eva Osterman-Lind, Henrik Uhlhorn, Christian Moliin Outzen Kapel
As the Scandinavian wolf population is limited in size, it is only rarely subject to systematic studies on its disease biology, especially gastrointestinal parasites. Therefore, this study aims to describe the prevalence of gastrointestinal helminths of gray wolves hunted on a limited license as a part of a wildlife management program. Helminths of 20 wolves were examined post mortem by macroscopy and coprology. Intestinal worms of five species were recovered from 18 wolves (90%): Uncinaria stenocephala (90%), Taenia spp...
April 25, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681989/acoustic-localization-at-large-scales-a-promising-method-for-grey-wolf-monitoring
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Morgane Papin, Julian Pichenot, François Guérold, Estelle Germain
Background: The grey wolf ( Canis lupus ) is naturally recolonizing its former habitats in Europe where it was extirpated during the previous two centuries. The management of this protected species is often controversial and its monitoring is a challenge for conservation purposes. However, this elusive carnivore can disperse over long distances in various natural contexts, making its monitoring difficult. Moreover, methods used for collecting signs of presence are usually time-consuming and/or costly...
2018: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677409/is-there-an-association-between-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-hit-and-autoimmune-disease
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Brent Klinkhammer, Michael Gruchalla
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a drug-induced, immunoglobulin G medicated autoimmune disorder associated with several negative clinical outcomes including increased morbidity, mortality, and increased medical costs. Previous studies have shown associations between comorbid autoimmune diseases, but there is little known about associations between HIT and autoimmunity. PURPOSE: To provide clinical data to suggest an association between HIT and autoimmunity...
March 2018: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670462/protective-effects-of-hydroxychloroquine-against-accelerated-atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Alberto Floris, Matteo Piga, Arduino Aleksander Mangoni, Alessandra Bortoluzzi, Gian Luca Erre, Alberto Cauli
Cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality are a challenge in management of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Higher risk of CV disease in SLE patients is mostly related to accelerated atherosclerosis. Nevertheless, high prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors in SLE patients does not fully explain the increased CV risk. Despite the pathological bases of accelerated atherosclerosis are not fully understood, it is thought that this process is driven by the complex interplay between SLE and atherosclerosis pathogenesis...
2018: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666738/combined-diagnosis-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-tuberculosis-in-an-irish-adolescent-female
#18
Kene Ebuka Maduemem, Comfort O Adedokun, Adela Vatca
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease of unknown aetiology, which can affect any organ system. Tuberculosis (TB) is a common infection in SLE because of immune dysregulation associated with the latter. We report a case of an adolescent female who presented with a year's history of polyarticular arthralgia and fever. Physical examination revealed a large left effusion that needed drainage. Investigations revealed a combined diagnosis of SLE and TB. Management comprised quadruple anti-TB therapy and SLE treatment...
2018: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659615/natural-regeneration-on-seismic-lines-influences-movement-behaviour-of-wolves-and-grizzly-bears
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Laura Finnegan, Karine E Pigeon, Jerome Cranston, Mark Hebblewhite, Marco Musiani, Lalenia Neufeld, Fiona Schmiegelow, Julie Duval, Gordon B Stenhouse
Across the boreal forest of Canada, habitat disturbance is the ultimate cause of caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) declines. Habitat restoration is a focus of caribou recovery efforts, with a goal to finding ways to reduce predator use of disturbances, and caribou-predator encounters. One of the most pervasive disturbances within caribou ranges in Alberta, Canada are seismic lines cleared for energy exploration. Seismic lines facilitate predator movement, and although vegetation on some seismic lines is regenerating, it remains unknown whether vegetation regrowth is sufficient to alter predator response...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657352/experience-of-sleep-disruption-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-focus-group-study
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Katie L Hackett, Vincent Deary, Katherine Ho Deane, Julia L Newton, Wan-Fai Ng, Tim Rapley
Introduction: Primary Sjögren's syndrome is the third most common systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease, following rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, and results in dryness, fatigue, discomfort and sleep disturbances. Sleep is relatively unexplored in primary Sjögren's syndrome. We investigated the experiences of sleep disturbances from the viewpoint of primary Sjögren's syndrome patients and their partners and explored the acceptability of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia...
April 2018: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
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