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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904866/sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-related-membranous-glomerulonephritis-progressing-to-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis
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Junko Yabuuchi, Tatsuya Suwabe, Toshiharu Ueno, Junichi Hoshino, Akinari Sekine, Noriko Hayami, Masahiko Oguro, Kyohei Kunisawa, Masahiro Kawada, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Keiichi Sumida, Hiroki Mizuno, Eiko Hasegawa, Naoki Sawa, Kenmei Takaichi, Kenichi Ohashi, Takeshi Fujii, Yoshifumi Ubara
We report a case of glomerulopathy in a 36-year-old Japanese woman with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). The first renal biopsy suggested membranous glomerulonephritis. However, repeat biopsy was performed after 16 years because of increased proteinuria, revealing membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with mesangial deposits, subendothelial deposits, and subepithelial deposits. Immunofluorescent studies showed predominant deposition of IgG2 and IgG4. This patient was positive for antinuclear antibody and anti-SS-A antibody...
September 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900604/assessment-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-by-lung-ultrasound-a-pilot-study-of-correlation-with-high-resolution-chest-tomography
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Pablo Guisado Vasco, Gonzalo de Luna Cardenal, Isabel Martín Garrido, José Manuel Luque Pinilla, Guadalupe Fraile Rodríguez, Juan José Nava Mateo, Daniel Carnevalli Ruiz
The background of this study is to assess the accuracy of lung ultrasound (LUS) to diagnose interstitial lung disease (ILD) in Sjögren's syndrome (Sjs), in patients who have any alterations in pulmonary function tests (PFT) or respiratory symptoms. LUS was correlated with chest tomography (hrCT), considering it as the imaging gold standard technique to diagnose ILD. This is a pilot, multicenter, cross-sectional, and consecutive-case study. The inclusion criteria are ≥18 years old, Signs and symptoms: according to ACEG 2002 criteria, respiratory symptoms (dyspnea, cough), or any alterations in PFR...
November 29, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899373/influence-of-geolocation-and-ethnicity-on-the-phenotypic-expression-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-at-diagnosis-in-8310-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-from-the-big-data-sj%C3%A3-gren-project-consortium
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Pilar Brito-Zerón, Nihan Acar-Denizli, Margit Zeher, Astrid Rasmussen, Raphaele Seror, Elke Theander, Xiaomei Li, Chiara Baldini, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Debashish Danda, Luca Quartuccio, Roberta Priori, Gabriela Hernandez-Molina, Aike A Kruize, Valeria Valim, Marika Kvarnstrom, Damien Sene, Roberto Gerli, Sonja Praprotnik, David Isenberg, Roser Solans, Maureen Rischmueller, Seung-Ki Kwok, Gunnel Nordmark, Yasunori Suzuki, Roberto Giacomelli, Valerie Devauchelle-Pensec, Michele Bombardieri, Benedikt Hofauer, Hendrika Bootsma, Johan G Brun, Guadalupe Fraile, Steven E Carsons, Tamer A Gheita, Jacques Morel, Cristina Vollenveider, Fabiola Atzeni, Soledad Retamozo, Ildiko Fanny Horvath, Kathy Sivils, Thomas Mandl, Pulukool Sandhya, Salvatore De Vita, Jorge Sanchez-Guerrero, Eefje van der Heijden, Virginia Fernandes Moça Trevisani, Marie Wahren-Herlenius, Xavier Mariette, Manuel Ramos-Casals
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the influence of geolocation and ethnicity on the clinical presentation of primary Sjögren's syndrome (SjS) at diagnosis. METHODS: The Big Data Sjögren Project Consortium is an international, multicentre registry designed in 2014. By January 2016, 20 centres from five continents were participating. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were performed. RESULTS: We included 7748 women (93%) and 562 men (7%), with a mean age at diagnosis of primary SjS of 53 years...
November 29, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890174/immune-related-adverse-effects-of-cancer-immunotherapy-implications-for-rheumatology
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REVIEW
Laura C Cappelli, Ami A Shah, Clifton O Bingham
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are increasingly studied and used as therapy for a growing number of malignancies. ICIs work by blocking inhibitory pathways of T-cell activation, leading to an immune response directed against tumors. Such nonspecific immunologic activation can lead to immune-related adverse events (IRAEs). Some IRAEs, including inflammatory arthritis, sicca syndrome, myositis, and vasculitis, are of special interest to rheumatologists. As use of ICIs increases, recognition of these IRAEs and developing treatment strategies will become important...
February 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890169/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-rheumatic-diseases-the-impact-of-direct-acting-antiviral-agents
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REVIEW
Patrice Cacoub, Cloé Commarmond, David Sadoun, Anne Claire Desbois
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with liver and extrahepatic complications, including B-cell lymphoma, cardiovascular and kidney diseases, glucose metabolism impairment and rheumatic conditions ie, arthralgia, myalgia, cryoglobulinemia vasculitis, sicca syndrome and the production of autoantibodies. The treatment has long been based on interferon alpha (IFN) that was found poorly effective, and contraindicated in many autoimmune/inflammatory disorders because of possible exacerbation of rheumatic disorders...
February 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886700/sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-and-other-causes-of-sicca-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Alan N Baer, Brian Walitt
Dry eye and dry mouth symptoms are each reported by up to 30% of persons more than 65 years of age, particularly in women. Medication side effects are the most common contributing factors. The evaluation of these symptoms requires measures of ocular and oral dryness. Sjögren syndrome is the prototypic disease associated with dryness of the eyes and mouth and predominantly affects women in their perimenopausal and postmenopausal years. In addition to topical treatment of the mucosal dryness, patients with Sjögren syndrome may require treatment with systemic immunomodulatory and immunosuppressive agents to manage a variety of extraglandular manifestations...
February 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844414/treating-the-underlying-pathophysiology-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-recent-advances-and-future-prospects
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Pilar Brito-Zerón, Soledad Retamozo, Hoda Gheitasi, Manuel Ramos-Casals
Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disease with a wide clinical spectrum that extends from sicca symptoms of the mucosal surfaces to extra-glandular systemic manifestations. Understanding of the pathophysiology of primary SS has advanced over recent years, and this, in turn, has presented new targeted treatment options. We provide a brief, up-to-date description of the pathophysiology of SS and the main etiopathogenic pathways implicated in the disease process and review clinical evidence in support of new treatment options targeting these pathways, highlighting successes and failures, and concluding with a summary of gaps in knowledge and where future research should be focused...
November 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752360/cancer-immunotherapy-induced-rheumatic-diseases-emerge-as-new-clinical-entities
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Laura C Cappelli, Ami A Shah, Clifton O Bingham
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are newly approved treatments for advanced malignancies that are increasing survival. The mechanism of these drugs, non-specifically activating T cells, also leads to immune-mediated damage of tissue or immune-related adverse events (IRAE). IRAEs with rheumatic phenotypes are increasingly being recognised. Inflammatory arthritis, sicca syndrome, inflammatory myopathy, vasculitis and lupus nephritis have been described as a result of ICIs. Use of ICIs will be expanding in the coming years for several reasons...
2016: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726460/boston-type-i-keratoprosthesis-implantation-following-autologous-submandibular-gland-transplantation-for-end-stage-ocular-surface-disorders
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Jianjun Gu, Jiajie Zhai, Guiqing Liao, Jiaqi Chen
PURPOSE: To describe the results of Boston keratoprosthesis implantation in a patient with Stevens-Johnson syndrome following autologous submandibular gland transplantation. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: We report the case of a man diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Autologous submandibular gland transplantation was performed in the right eye in 2008 to ameliorate tear film deficiency. Due to the improvement in the microenvironment of the ocular surface, Boston keratoprosthesis implantation was performed in the right eye in 2011...
October 11, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723989/-extrahepatic-manifestations-of-hcv-infection
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Petr Husa
Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) are very common. The most common of these is mixed cryoglobulinaemia. Anti-HCV antibodies and viral ribonucleic acid, HCV RNA, can be found in the cryoprecipitates, together with the rheumatoid factor. Cryoglobulins consist of a complex of immunoglobulins that in vitro precipitate upon the cooling bellow the human body temperature. Vasculitis is caused by the deposition of such immune complexes in the small blood vessels. A link with the HCV infection is considered to be established with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, lymphoproliferative disorders (in particular B cell lymphoma), Sjögren and sicca syndrome, lichen planus, porfyria cutanea tarda and diabetes mellitus...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716395/thymosin-%C3%AE-4-and-%C3%AE-10-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-saliva-proteomics-and-minor-salivary-glands-expression
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Silvia Bosello, Giusy Peluso, Federica Iavarone, Barbara Tolusso, Irene Messana, Gavino Faa, Massimo Castagnola, Gianfranco Ferraccioli
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we investigated whether thymosin β (Tβ) in saliva and in minor salivary glands is differentially expressed in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) and patients with autoimmune diseases (systemic sclerosis [SSc], systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE], and rheumatoid arthritis [RA], with and without sicca syndrome [ss]). METHODS: Saliva specimens of nine patients with pSS, seven with ss/SSc, seven with ss/SLE, seven with ss/RA, seven with SSc, seven with SLE, and seven with RA, as well as ten healthy subjects, were analyzed using a high-performance liquid chromatograph coupled with a mass spectrometer equipped with an electrospray ionization source to investigate the presence and levels of Tβ4, Tβ4 sulfoxide, and Tβ10...
October 6, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706128/age-related-spontaneous-lacrimal-keratoconjunctivitis-is-accompanied-by-dysfunctional-t-regulatory-cells
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T G Coursey, F Bian, M Zaheer, S C Pflugfelder, E A Volpe, C S de Paiva
In both humans and animal models, the development of Sjögren syndrome (SS) and non-SS keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) increases with age. Here, we investigated the ocular surface and lacrimal gland (LG) phenotype of NOD.B10.H2(b) mice at 7-14, 45-50, and 96-100 weeks. Aged mice develop increased corneal permeability, CD4(+) T-cell infiltration, and conjunctival goblet cell loss. Aged mice have LG atrophy with increased lymphocyte infiltration and inflammatory cytokine levels. An increase in the frequency of CD4(+)Foxp3(+) T regulatory cells (Tregs) was observed with age in the cervical lymph node (CLN), spleen, and LG...
October 5, 2016: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662653/high-grade-salivary-gland-involvement-assessed-by-histology-or-ultrasonography-is-associated-with-a-poor-response-to-a-single-rituximab-course-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-data-from-the-tears-randomized-trial
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Divi Cornec, Sandrine Jousse-Joulin, Sebastian Costa, Thierry Marhadour, Pascale Marcorelles, Jean-Marie Berthelot, Eric Hachulla, Pierre-Yves Hatron, Vincent Goeb, Olivier Vittecoq, Emmanuel Nowak, Jacques-Olivier Pers, Valérie Devauchelle-Pensec, Alain Saraux
PURPOSE: To determine whether the severity of salivary-gland involvement, assessed using salivary gland ultrasonography [SGUS], histological focus score, or the unstimulated whole salivary flow [UWSF], was associated with the response to rituximab in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome [pSS]. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among the 120 patients with pSS enrolled in the randomised TEARS trial of rituximab versus placebo, 35 underwent either centralised minor salivary-gland biopsy or SGUS at inclusion...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644591/association-of-dry-eye-tests-with-extraocular-signs-among-3514-participants-in-the-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-international-registry
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Vatinee Y Bunya, Satasuk Joy Bhosai, Ana Maria Heidenreich, Kazuko Kitagawa, Genevieve B Larkin, Thomas M Lietman, Bruce D Gaynor, Esen K Akpek, Mina Massaro-Giordano, M Srinivasan, Travis C Porco, John P Whitcher, Stephen C Shiboski, Lindsey A Criswell, Caroline H Shiboski
PURPOSE: To identify a screening strategy for dry eye patients with a high likelihood of having Sjogren syndrome (SS) through the evaluation of the association of ocular surface tests with the extraocular signs used for the diagnosis of SS. DESIGN: Multicenter cross-sectional study. METHODS: The Sjogren's International Clinical Collaborative Alliance (SICCA) registry enrolled 3514 participants with SS or possible SS from 9 international academic sites...
September 16, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640316/international-diagnostic-guidelines-for-patients-with-hcv-related-extrahepatic-manifestations-a-multidisciplinary-expert-statement
#15
Clodoveo Ferri, Manuel Ramos-Casals, Anna Linda Zignego, Luca Arcaini, Dario Roccatello, Alessandro Antonelli, David Saadoun, Anne Claire Desbois, Marco Sebastiani, Milvia Casato, Peter Lamprecht, Alessandra Mangia, Athanasios G Tzioufas, Zobair M Younossi, Patrice Cacoub
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is responsible for both hepatic and extra-hepatic disorders (HCV-EHDs); these latter are correlated on one hand clearly with HCV lymphotropism causing immune-system dysregulation as well as with viral oncogenic potential, and on the other hand probably with chronic inflammatory status causing cardio-metabolic complications as well as neurocognitive disturbances. The spectrum of HCV-EHDs ranges from mild or moderate manifestations, such as arthralgia, sicca syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, to severe, life-threatening complications, mainly vasculitis and neoplastic complications...
September 16, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639822/significance-and-implications-of-patient-reported-xerostomia-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-findings-from-the-national-institutes-of-health-cohort
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Monisha Billings, Bruce A Dye, Timothy Iafolla, Alan N Baer, Margaret Grisius, Ilias Alevizos
BACKGROUND: Xerostomia is a chief complaint of patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS). However, newer proposals for SS classification remove xerostomia and hyposalivation from the criteria list. Given these developments and the importance of patient-centered research outcomes, we sought to evaluate the utility of patient-reported xerostomia with implications for classification criteria, and clinical trials targeting SS treatment modalities. METHODS: A nested case-control study was designed within The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research/National Institutes of Health (NIDCR/NIH) SS Cohort - one of the largest SS cohorts in the US...
September 9, 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613139/expression-of-type-iii-interferons-ifn%C3%AE-s-and-their-receptor-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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E Apostolou, E K Kapsogeorgou, O D Konsta, I Giotakis, M I Saridaki, E Andreakos, A G Tzioufas
Type III interferons (IFNs) or IFN-λs (IFN-λ1/IL29, IFN-λ2/interleukin (IL)-28A and IFN-λ3/IL-28B) consist of a recently identified group of IFNs, implicated initially in several human diseases, including cancer and autoimmunity. In this study, we sought to investigate the expression of type III IFNs and their common receptor IFN-λR1/IL-28Ra in Sjögren's syndrome (SS). Type III IFN expression was examined in minor salivary gland tissues (MSG), peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), sera and resting or Toll-like receptor (TLR)-stimulated salivary gland epithelial cells (SGEC) from SS patients and sicca-complaining controls...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583087/amylo%C3%A3-dosis-sarcoidosis-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#18
Amel Rezgui, Imene Ben Hassine, Monia Karmani, Fatma Ben Fredj, Chadia Laouani
The occurrence of renal and multiple organ Amyloïdosis is currently considered exceptional in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus. We report a case of a concomitant SLE and Amyloïdosis in a 57 year old female patient with hypothyroidism history, who presented with erythema nodosum, fever, arthralgia and sicca syndrome. Biological findings showed an inflammatory syndrome, renal failure, proteinuria (1g / 24h), positive auto antibodies and anti DNA. Lung radiology revealed medistinal lymphadenopathy, pleural nodules, ground glass infiltrates and pleuritis...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532148/women-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-and-with-non-sj%C3%A3-gren-sicca-syndrome-show-similar-vulvar-histopathologic-and-immunohistochemical-changes
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Susanna Maddali Bongi, Martina Orlandi, Angelina De Magnis, Daniela Moncini, Angela Del Rosso, Felice Galluccio, Alessandro Franchi
The goal of this study was to evaluate the characteristics and the prevalence of histopathologic and immunohistochemical changes in vulvar biopsies, in women with Primary Sjögren Syndrome (pSS) and non-Sjögren Sicca Syndrome (nS-SS). Twenty-one women with pSS and 11 with nS-SS (investigated by xerophtalmia and xerostomia tests, biopsy of minor salivary glands, gynecological history, and gynecologic symptoms score) underwent vulvar biopsies, evaluated for histopathologic and immunohistochemicalchanges, and compared with those obtained from 26 patients with lichen sclerosus...
November 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27470087/a-phase-ii-investigator-initiated-pilot-study-with-low-dose-cyclosporine-a-for-the-treatment-of-articular-involvement-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Claudia Kedor, Jan Zernicke, Anja Hagemann, Lorena Martinez Gamboa, Johanna Callhoff, Gerd-Rüdiger Burmester, Eugen Feist
UNLABELLED: This study aims to investigate the efficacy and safety of low-dose cyclosporine A (CyA) in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) and articular involvement. This phase II open-label clinical study included 30 patients meeting the American-European Consensus group criteria for pSS with active joint involvement under stable symptomatic therapy. Treatment consisted of approximately 2 mg kg(-1) body weight of CyA day(-1) over a period of 16 weeks. The primary endpoint was defined as a reduction in the number of painful and/or swollen joints at end of treatment (EOT)...
September 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
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