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Daniel J Wallace, Stuart L Silverman, John Conklin, Derren Barken, Thierry Dervieux
OBJECTIVE: We sought to establish the performance of cell-bound complement activation products (CB-CAPs) as a diagnostic tool to distinguish primary fibromyalgia (FM) from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: A total of 75 SLE and 75 primary FM adult subjects who fulfilled appropriate classification criteria were enrolled prospectively. CB-CAPs (erythrocyte-C4d (EC4d) and B-lymphocyte-C4d (BC4d)) were determined by flow cytometry. Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) were determined using indirect immunofluorescence while other autoantibodies were determined by solid-phase assays...
2016: Lupus Science & Medicine
Chaim Putterman, Richard Furie, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Anca Askanase, Jill Buyon, Kenneth Kalunian, W Winn Chatham, Elena Massarotti, Kyriakos Kirou, Nicole Jordan, Irene Blanco, Arthur Weinstein, Puja Chitkara, Susan Manzi, Joseph Ahearn, Tyler O'Malley, John Conklin, Claudia Ibarra, Derren Barken, Thierry Dervieux
OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance characteristics of cell-bound complement (C4d) activation products (CBCAPS) on erythrocyte (EC4d) and B cells (BC4d) with antibodies to double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) and complement C3 and C4 in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: The study enrolled 794 subjects consisting of 304 SLE and a control group consisting of 285 patients with other rheumatic diseases and 205 normal individuals. Anti-dsDNA and other autoantibodies were measured using solid-phase immunoassays while EC4d and BC4d were determined using flow cytometry...
2014: Lupus Science & Medicine
Kenneth C Kalunian, W Winn Chatham, Elena M Massarotti, Joyce Reyes-Thomas, Cole Harris, Richard A Furie, Puja Chitkara, Chaim Putterman, Rachel L Gross, Emily C Somers, Kyriakos A Kirou, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Christine Hsieh, Jill P Buyon, Thierry Dervieux, Arthur Weinstein
OBJECTIVE: To determine the value of cell-bound complement activation products in combination with antinuclear antibody (ANA), anti-double-stranded DNA antibody (anti-dsDNA), and anti-mutated citrullinated vimentin antibody (anti-MCV) for the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: This was a multicenter cross-sectional study in which 593 subjects were enrolled (210 SLE patients, 178 patients with other rheumatic diseases, and 205 healthy subjects)...
December 2012: Arthritis and Rheumatism
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