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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906058/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-levels-and-rheumatic-diseases-of-the-elderly
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Perrine Smets, Valérie Devauchelle-Pensec, Paul-Olivier Rouzaire, Bruno Pereira, Marc Andre, Martin Soubrier
BACKGROUND: Increasing vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been reported in remitting symmetrical seronegative synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). The aim of this study was to compare VEGF levels in patients over 60 years of age who have RS3PE, RA, PMR or GCA so as to determine whether elevated VEGF is specific for a rheumatic disease, the inflammation or edema that occurs with these pathological conditions...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906049/smad-dependent-mechanisms-of-inflammatory-bone-destruction
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REVIEW
Michelle Fennen, Thomas Pap, Berno Dankbar
Homeostatic bone remodelling becomes disturbed in a variety of pathologic conditions that affect the skeleton, including inflammatory diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis is the prototype of an inflammatory arthritis characterised by chronic inflammation, progressive cartilage destruction and focal bone erosions and is a prime example for a disease with disturbed bone homeostasis. The inflammatory milieu favours the recruitment and activation of osteoclasts, which have been found to be the cells that are primarily responsible for bone erosions in many animal models of inflammatory arthritis...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906048/comparative-effectiveness-of-abatacept-versus-tocilizumab-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-prior-tnfi-exposure-in-the-us-corrona-registry
#3
Leslie R Harrold, George W Reed, Daniel H Solomon, Jeffrey R Curtis, Mei Liu, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Joel M Kremer
BACKGROUND: We compared the effectiveness of abatacept (ABA) vs tocilizumab (TCA) in tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) experienced patients. METHODS: We identified rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients from a large observational US cohort (1 January 2010-31 May 2014) who had discontinued at least one TNFi and initiated ABA or TCZ in moderate or high disease activity based on the Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) and had no prior exposure to the comparator drug...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906045/smoking-is-associated-with-the-concurrent-presence-of-multiple-autoantibodies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-rather-than-with-anti-citrullinated-protein-antibodies-per-se-a-multicenter-cohort-study
#4
Tineke J van Wesemael, Sofia Ajeganova, Jennifer Humphreys, Chikashi Terao, Ammar Muhammad, Deborah P M Symmons, Alex J MacGregor, Ingiäld Hafström, Leendert A Trouw, Annette H M van der Helm-van Mil, Tom W J Huizinga, Tsuneyo Mimori, René E M Toes, Fumihiko Matsuda, Björn Svensson, Suzanne M M Verstappen, Diane van der Woude
BACKGROUND: The contribution of smoking to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is hypothesized to be mediated through formation of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA). In RA, however, autoantibodies such as ACPA, rheumatoid factor (RF), and anti-carbamylated protein antibodies (anti-CarP) often occur together, and it is thus unclear whether smoking is specifically associated with some autoantibodies rather than others. We therefore investigated whether smoking is only associated with ACPA or with the presence of multiple RA-related autoantibodies...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906042/what-is-the-impact-of-biologic-therapies-on-common-co-morbidities-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#5
REVIEW
Jenny Humphreys, Kimme Hyrich, Deborah Symmons
Biologic therapies have revolutionised disease control in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Theoretically, they have the potential to influence co-morbid disease associated with RA through better control of systemic inflammation. Conversely, co-morbidity may occur as an adverse effect of the drugs. The latest evidence from observational data shows an increased risk of infection in the first 6 months of treatment with tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) therapies and potentially other biologic therapies...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904997/pleiotrophin-the-angiogenic-and-mitogenic-growth-factor-levels-in-serum-and-synovial-fluid-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-osteoarthritis-and-correlation-with-clinical-laboratory-and-radiological-indices
#6
S M H Fadda, I H Bassyouni, R H Khalifa, N Y Elsaid
BACKGROUND: Few studies have reported a possible involvement of pleiotrophin (PTN) in the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA) and very little is known about its role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This study is to measure PTN in the sera and synovial fluids in RA and OA and to assess its relation to activity, functional class and radiological staging. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Serum and synovial fluid samples were collected from 35 RA patients and 40 knee OA patients and serum samples were withdrawn from 20 healthy controls...
November 30, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903979/elevated-plasma-midkine-and-pleiotrophin-levels-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#7
Guo-Cui Wu, Hui Yuan, Hai-Feng Pan, Dong-Qing Ye
Emerging evidence suggests that two heparin-binding growth factor, midkine and pleiotrophin are implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases including SLE. To investigate the plasma midkine and pleiotrophin levels in SLE patients, as well as their correlation with major clinical parameters and interleukin-17 (IL-17) level in SLE, 83 SLE patients and 123 controls including 20 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, 21 Sjögren's syndrome (SS) patients and 82 healthy controls (HCs) were recruited. Plasma midkine, pleiotrophin and IL-17 levels were detected by ELISA...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903507/hydroxychloroquine-inhibits-proinflammatory-signalling-pathways-by-targeting-endosomal-nadph-oxidase
#8
Nadine Müller-Calleja, Davit Manukyan, Antje Canisius, Dennis Strand, Karl J Lackner
OBJECTIVES: Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has been used for decades to treat patients with rheumatic diseases, for example, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis or the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). We hypothesise that HCQ might target endosomal NADPH oxidase (NOX), which is involved in the signal transduction of cytokines as well as antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). METHODS: For in vitro experiments, monocytic cells were stimulated with tumour necrosis factor α (TNFα), interleukin-1β (IL-1β) or a human monoclonal aPL and the activity of NOX was determined by flow cytometry...
November 30, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903225/weight-bearing-joints-destruction-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
Takashi Imagama, Atsunori Tokushige, Kazushige Seki, Toshihiko Taguchi
In many cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) joints of the upper extremities are affected. However, involvement of weight bearing joints of the lower extremities is strongly associated with a decreased activities of daily living ability such as gait disorder. Once the progression of weight bearing joint destruction occurs, lower extremity function will decrease even if RA disease activity is improved by pharmacotherapy. In this article, we investigated joint destruction-suppressing effects of pharmacotherapy on the hip and knee joints, as well as risk factors for joint destruction...
November 30, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900440/role-of-methotrexate-chronotherapy-in-collagen-induced-rheumatoid-arthritis-in%C3%A2-rats
#10
X Wang, X Yan, F Wang, F Ge, Z Li
AIM: To explore the circadian rhythm of serum interleukin (IL)-6 in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) rats and compare the safety and effectiveness of methotrexate (MTX) administered traditionally and via chronotherapy. METHODS: CIA rat models were immunized with bovine type II collagen. Serum IL-6 levels in normal and CIA rats were measured at 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, or 22 h after the light was turned on (HALO). MTX was administered to 6 HALO/18 HALO experimental groups of Wistar rats once daily according to the IL-6 rhythm...
November 29, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900357/datasets-of-yy1-expression-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#11
Jinpiao Lin, Yujue He, Junmin Chen, Zhiyong Zeng, Bin Yang, Qishui Ou
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "A critical role of transcription factor YY1 in rheumatoid arthritis by regulation of interleukin-6" (J. Lin, Y. He, J. Chen, Z. Zeng, B. Yang, Q. Ou, 2016) [1]. The article describes YY1 overexpression is specific for RA, but not for SLE, SS, DM or MCTD. In early RA, YY1 expression is also increased. In asymptomatic subjects with RF or ACPA positive who have high risk for developing RA, the YY1 expression is not increased obviously...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900348/implementation-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasonography-in-detection-of-early-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Ayman F Darwish, Faten M Ismael, Abdou Ell-Laban, Ahmed Hamed, Moustafa Abdel Kader, Ashraf Osman
AIM: To determine whether early clinical, laboratory and musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) characteristics can be used as early detectors of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty (40) patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) diagnosed according to the ILAR criteria [1] and 20 healthy control children. All patients were subjected to the following assessment at base line and at follow up after 6 months: Clinical evaluation, MSUS examination and laboratory evaluation...
2016: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900335/a-rare-presentation-of-peritoneal-tuberculosis-mimicking-malignancy
#13
Thein Swe, Akari Thein Naing, Zaw Win Phyo, Malar Thwin
Our search of literature revealed combined elevations of serum cancer antigen 125 levels and rheumatoid factor levels in a patient with peritoneal tuberculosis has rarely been reported. Thus, we describe the case of a 63-year-old female with large abdominal ascites and malignancy was ruled out with biopsy. High levels of serum cancer antigen and rheumatoid factor were noted. Physicians should be aware that tuberculosis infection could induce elevation of rheumatoid factor levels in the absence of rheumatologic symptoms or disease...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897259/artemisinin-analogue-sm934-attenuate-collagen-induced-arthritis-by-suppressing-t-follicular-helper-cells-and-t-helper-17-cells
#14
Ze-Min Lin, Xiao-Qian Yang, Feng-Hua Zhu, Shi-Jun He, Wei Tang, Jian-Ping Zuo
SM934 is an artemisinin analogue with immunosuppressive properties and potent therapeutic activity against lupus-like diseases in autoimmune mice. In this report, the therapeutic efficacy and underlying mechanisms of SM934 on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was investigated using collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in DBA/1J mice. We demonstrated that SM934 treatment alleviate the severity of arthritis in CIA mice with established manifestations. The therapeutic benefits were associated with ameliorated joint swelling and reduced extent of bone erosion and destruction...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896669/detection-of-autoantibodies-to-dsf70-ledgfp75-in-mexican-hispanics-using-multiple-complementary-assay-platforms
#15
Mónica Vázquez-Del Mercado, Eduardo Gómez-Bañuelos, Rosa Elena Navarro-Hernández, Oscar Pizano-Martinez, Adan Saldaña-Millán, Efrain Chavarria-Avila, Lorena Gonzalez-Rosas, Lilia Andrade-Ortega, Miguel Angel Saavedra, Olga Lidia Vera-Lastra, Luis Javier Jara, Gabriel Medrano-Ramírez, Claudia Cruz-Reyes, Ignacio García-De la Torre, Marta Escarra-Senmarti, Lisiane Maria Enriconi-Dos Anjos, Anamika Basu, Roger Albesa, Michael Mahler, Carlos A Casiano
PURPOSE: Antinuclear autoantibodies (ANA) targeting the dense fine speckled antigen DFS70, also known as lens epithelium-derived growth factor p75 (LEDGF/p75), are attracting attention due to their low frequency in systemic rheumatic diseases but increased frequency in clinical laboratory referrals and healthy individuals (HI). These ANA specifically recognize the stress protein DFS70/LEDGFp75, implicated in cancer, HIV-AIDS, and inflammation. While their frequency has been investigated in various ethnic populations, there is little information on their frequency among Hispanics/Latinos...
December 2017: Auto- Immunity Highlights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896063/necrotizing-tracheobronchitis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#16
Shigehisa Kajikawa, Kazushi Noda, Yasuhiro Nozaki
We report a case of necrotizing tracheobronchitis with rheumatoid arthritis. A 64 year-old-man presented with dry cough and was initially diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia. The patient was admitted; he received initial antibiotic treatment. The treatment was effective and the symptoms worsened. Bronchoscopy was performed for more thorough examination. It showed that white and soft tissues were on the trachea-bronchus. Transbronchial biopsy of the tracheal lesions revealed necrotic tissue with squamous metaplasia and inflammatory cells...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895418/molecular-mechanism-of-action-of-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-antibodies-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#17
REVIEW
Ulrike Billmeier, Walburga Dieterich, Markus F Neurath, Raja Atreya
Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antibodies are successfully used in the therapy of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). However, the molecular mechanism of action of these agents is still a matter of debate. Apart from neutralization of TNF, influence on the intestinal barrier function, induction of apoptosis in mucosal immune cells, formation of regulatory macrophages as well as other immune modulating properties have been discussed as central features. Nevertheless, clinically effective anti-TNF antibodies were shown to differ in their mode-of-action in vivo and in vitro...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894399/effect-of-iguratimod-and-methotrexate-on-rankl-and-opg-expression-in-serum-and-il-1%C3%AE-induced-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-from-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
X T Wang, P Li, T S Xu, R Ding, X Zhang, L Q Bi
The receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL)/receptor activator of nuclear factor κB (RANK)/osteoprotegerin (OPG) system plays a key role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated bone erosion. The upregulation of the RANKL/OPG ratio promotes bone erosion. The objective of this study is to explore the effects of iguratimod, a small-molecule disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD), alone or in combination with methotrexate (MTX), on RANKL and OPG expression in RA. We performed an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to investigate the modulatory effects of iguratimod, MTX, or their combination on serum RANKL and OPG levels of patients with RA before and after treatment for 12 and 24 weeks...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894239/do-the-biologic-agents-increase-the-risk-of-infection-in-patients-undergoing-lower-limb-arthroplasty-surgery
#19
N A Sandiford
BACKGROUND: Biologic agents have contributed significantly to the management of patients with in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A significant proportion of patients with RA still require arthroplasty procedures however. It is unclear whether these agents increase the risk of post operative infection after lower limb arthroplasty . The aim of this review is to review the contemporary literature about this topic along with the recommendations from specialist societies. METHOD: A literature search was performed for articles published over the last 10 years in the English language examining the association between anti-tumour necrosis factor inhibitors and the incidence of post operative infection in patients with RA undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty procedures...
November 27, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893701/the-signaling-adaptor-traf1-negatively-regulates-toll-like-receptor-signaling-and-this-underlies-its-role-in-rheumatic-disease
#20
Ali A Abdul-Sater, Maria I Edilova, Derek L Clouthier, Achire Mbanwi, Elisabeth Kremmer, Tania H Watts
TRAF1 is a signaling adaptor known for its role in tumor necrosis factor receptor-induced cell survival. Here we show that monocytes from healthy human subjects with a rheumatoid arthritis-associated single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the TRAF1 gene express less TRAF1 protein but greater amounts of inflammatory cytokines in response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The TRAF1 MATH domain binds directly to three components of the linear ubiquitination (LUBAC) complex, SHARPIN, HOIP and HOIL-1, to interfere with the recruitment and linear ubiquitination of NEMO...
November 28, 2016: Nature Immunology
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