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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043168/plasma-levels-of-pentraxin-3-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
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Renato Nisihara, Thelma L Skare, João Otávio Zeni, Henrique Rasera, Karita Lidani, Iara Messias-Reason
CONTEXT: Determining the disease's inflammatory activity in Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is difficult although very important as it is this that drives treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if plasma PTX3 (Pentraxine-3) could act as an inflammatory marker in SpA. METHODS: Eighty one SpA patients (11 with psoriatic arthritis or PsoA and 70 with Ankylosing Spondylitis or AS) and 90 gender and age paired controls were studied for plasma PTX3 levels by ELISA...
January 3, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040243/radiographic-damage-and-progression-of-the-cervical-spine-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients-treated-with-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitors-facet-joints-vs-vertebral-bodies
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Fiona Maas, Anneke Spoorenberg, Elisabeth Brouwer, Eveline van der Veer, Hendrika Bootsma, Reinhard Bos, Freke R Wink, Suzanne Arends
OBJECTIVES: To investigate radiographic damage and 4-year progression of the cervical facet joints in a prospective observational cohort of AS patients treated with TNF-α inhibitors, to compare this with damage and progression of the cervical vertebral bodies, and to study the relation with patient characteristics and clinical outcome. METHODS: Patients from the Groningen Leeuwarden AS (GLAS) cohort starting TNF-α inhibitors with baseline and 4-year radiographs were included...
November 9, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965977/lack-of-association-between-genetic-polymorphisms-of-jak-stat-signaling-pathway-genes-and-acute-anterior-uveitis-in-han-chinese
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Ling Cheng, Hongsong Yu, Yan Jiang, Juan He, Sisi Pu, Xin Li, Li Zhang
Purpose. This study aimed to investigate the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of JAK-STAT signaling pathway genes and acute anterior uveitis (AAU) with or without ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in the Han Chinese population. Methods. Eleven SNPs of the JAK1, JAK2, STAT1, IRF1, and NOS2 genes were analyzed in 443 AAU patients with AS, 486 AAU patients without AS, and 714 healthy controls. Genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP assay or TaqMan® probe assay. The Chi-squared (χ(2)) test and multivariate logistic regression analysis were used to compare the distributions of alleles and genotypes between patients and controls...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964790/the-eye-and-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-the-eye-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-ankylosing-spondylitis-psoriatic-arthritis
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Philip Ian Murray, Saaeha Rauz
Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis are associated with potentially sight-threatening inflammatory eye disease. Although the ocular manifestations associated with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis are similar, such as anterior uveitis, this differs from rheumatoid arthritis where dry eye, peripheral ulcerative keratitis and scleritis are the major ocular complications. Apart from causing sight loss, these conditions are painful, debilitating, often recurrent or chronic and may require long-term therapy...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956325/profile-of-patients-with-uveitis-referred-to-a-multidisciplinary-unit-in-northern-spain
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P Fanlo, H Heras, D Pérez, G Tiberio, G Espinosa, A Adan
OBJECTIVE: To describe the main characteristics of a cohort of patients with uveitis referred to a multidisciplinary unit in northern Spain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of clinical records of patients evaluated in the Multidisciplinary Unit of the Navarra Hospital Complex from the period January 2010 until March 2015. An analysis was performed on the demographic characteristics, origin, types of uveitis, laterality, and aetiology. The present series was also compared with 2 previous series from Castilla y León and Barcelona...
December 7, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941197/-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases-and-accompanying-comorbidities
#6
Maria Majdan
Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases (IMIDs) are a group of unrelated conditions that share common inflammatory pathways with immune dysregulation and imbalance in inflammatory cytokines. The aetiology of these conditions is unknown. IMIDs encompassing disorders as diverse as asthma, type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriasis (Ps), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), uveitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918224/ocular-autoimmune-systemic-inflammatory-infectious-study-oasis-report-1-epidemiology-and-classification
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Elizabeth J Chen, Muhammad Amir Bin Ismail, Helen Mi, Su Ling Ho, Wee Kiak Lim, Stephen C Teoh, Rupesh Agrawal
PURPOSE: To report the epidemiology and classification of ocular inflammation at a tertiary eye care center in Singapore. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of the clinical records of consecutive new cases from the Ocular Autoimmune Systemic Inflammatory Infectious Study (OASIS) database from 2004-2015. RESULTS: A total of 2200 patients were studied from the OASIS database. The most common anatomic diagnosis was anterior uveitis (55.9%), posterior uveitis (17...
December 5, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911110/mannose-binding-lectin-deficiency-in-brazilian-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
#8
Thelma L Skare, Renato Nisihara, Juliana Z Cieslinski, João O Zeni, Henrique N Rasera, Iara Messias-Reason, Shirley R R Utiyama
BACKGROUND: Infections are usually involved in the pathogenesis of spondyloarthritis (SpA). Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is a component of the innate immune system with an important role in microbial defense. OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of MBL deficiency in SpA patients as well as its influence in the clinical profile of these diseases. METHODS: We studied 89 SpA patients and 89 healthy individuals, paired for age and gender. MBL serum levels were measured by ELISA test...
December 2, 2016: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899002/in-axial-spondyloarthritis-never-smokers-ex-smokers-and-current-smokers-show-a-gradient-of-increasing-disease-severity-results-from-the-scotland-registry-for-ankylosing-spondylitis-siras
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Gareth T Jones, Tiara Ratz, Linda E Dean, Gary J Macfarlane, Fabiola Atzeni
Objectives To examine the relationship between smoking, smoking cessation, and disease characteristics/quality of life (QoL) in spondyloarthritis. Methods The Scotland Registry for Ankylosing Spondylitis collects data from clinically diagnosed patients with spondyloarthritis. Clinical data, including Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis indices of disease activity (BASDAI) and function (BASFI), was obtained from medical records. Postal questionnaires provided information on smoking status and QoL (Ankylosing Spondylitis QoL questionnaire; ASQoL)...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849414/clinical-features-and-complications-of-scleritis-in-chinese-patients
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Peizeng Yang, Zi Ye, Jihong Tang, Liping Du, Qingyun Zhou, Jian Qi, Liang Liang, Lili Wu, Chaokui Wang, Mei Xu, Yuan Tian, Aize Kijlstra
PURPOSE: To characterize the clinical features of scleritis in Chinese patients. METHODS: The history, demographics, ocular findings, auxiliary examination findings, complications, systemic diseases and therapeutic effects were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: The study included 124 male and 169 female patients with scleritis. Anterior and posterior scleritis were, respectively, found in 243 and 42 patients. The other eight patients had both anterior and posterior involvement...
November 16, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800496/serum-hmgb1-serves-as-a-novel-laboratory-indicator-reflecting-disease-activity-and-treatment-response-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients
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Chenqiong Wang, Ye Miao, Xuefen Wu, Yishu Huang, Mengchen Sun, Yingzi Zhu, Fang Zheng, Wei Sun, Lingli Dong
Objective. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is a late inflammatory factor participating in the pathogenesis of various autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. In the current study, we analyzed the association between serum levels of HMGB1 and clinical features of AS patients before and during treatment. Methods. Serum HMGB1 was detected in 147 AS patients and 61 healthy controls using ELISA. We evaluated the association between HMGB1 and extra-articular manifestations as well as disease severity indices. Among these AS patients, 41 patients received close follow-up at 1, 3, and 6 months after treatment...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713770/the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-immuno-inflammatory-responses-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients-with-and-without-acute-anterior-uveitis
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T C Mitulescu, C Stavaru, L M Voinea, L M Banica, C Matache, D Predeteanu
Hypothesis:Abnormal Vitamin D (Vit D) level could have consequences on the immuno-inflammatory processes in Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). Aim:The purpose of this study was to analyze the role of Vitamin D in the interplay between immune and inflammation effectors in AS associated-Acute Anterior Uveitis (AAU). Methods and Results:25-hydroxyvitamin D (Vit D), LL-37 peptide, IL-8 and Serum Amyloid A (SAA) were identified and quantified in the serum/ plasma of thirty-four AS patients [eleven AS patients presenting AAU (AAU AS patients) and twenty-three AS patients without AAU (wAAU AS patients)] and eighteen healthy individuals (Control) using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686662/different-roles-of-tnf-inhibitors-in-acute-anterior-uveitis-associated-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-state-of-the-art
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Claudia Fabiani, Antonio Vitale, Giuseppe Lopalco, Florenzo Iannone, Bruno Frediani, Luca Cantarini
The purpose of the present review was to provide a comprehensive picture of the efficacy of the different tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibiting agents in the treatment of acute anterior uveitis (AAU), the most common extra-articular manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). AS related, AAU may lead to severe visual impairment, due to frequent flare recurrences, anterior, and posterior segment complications and traditional treatment side effects. Considerably higher levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) have been assessed in the aqueous humor and inflamed joints of patients with AS...
November 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660198/pd-1-pd-l-and-autoimmunity-a-growing-relationship
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Mohammad Reza Zamani, Saeed Aslani, Arash Salmaninejad, Mohammad Reza Javan, Nima Rezaei
Programmed death 1 (PD-1) and its ligands, namely PD-L1 and PD-L2, are one of the key factors responsible for inhibitory T cell signaling, mediating the mechanisms of tolerance and providing immune homeostasis. Mounting evidence demonstrates that impaired PD-1:PD-L function plays an important role in a variety of autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes (T1D), encephalomyelitis, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), Behcet's disease (BD), myasthenia gravis (MG), autoimmune uveitis (AU), Sjögren's syndrome (SjS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis (SSc), myocarditis, and ankylosing spondylitis (AS)...
September 15, 2016: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598847/ophthalmic-manifestations-in-chronic-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-at-a-referral-hospital-of-yaounde-cameroon
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Christelle Domngang Noche, Giles Kagmeni, Viola Dohvoma, Assumpta Lucienne Bella, Come Ebana Mvogo, Madeleine Singwe-Ngandeu
PURPOSE: To determine the profile of ophthalmic manifestations in chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases (CIRD). METHODS: Observational study at the Yaounde Central Hospital and Innel Medical Centre (2004 to 2012). RESULTS: The study population (n = 36) consisted of 14 men and 22 women with average age of 47.9 ± 17.2 years. Cases of CIRD were rheumatoid arthritis (n = 16), systemic lupus erythematosus (n = 8), ankylosing spondylitis (n = 8), mixed connective tissue disease (n = 2), scleroderma (n = 1), and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (n = 1)...
September 6, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586785/prevalence-of-peripheral-and-extra-articular-disease-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-versus-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-a-meta-analysis
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Janneke J de Winter, Leonieke J van Mens, Désirée van der Heijde, Robert Landewé, Dominique L Baeten
BACKGROUND: Peripheral disease (arthritis, enthesitis and dactylitis) and extra-articular disease (uveitis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease) is common in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA). So far, however, summary data on the prevalence are lacking. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the prevalence of peripheral and extra-articular manifestations in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and nr-axSpA. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search to identify publications describing the prevalence of peripheral and extra-articular disease manifestations in patients with AS and nr-axSpA...
September 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541384/clinical-patterns-of-uveitis-in-tertiary-ophthalmology-centers-in-seoul-south-korea
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Joo Yong Lee, Dong Yoon Kim, Se Joon Woo, Tae Wan Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Christopher Seungkyu Lee, Kyu Seop Kim, Kyung Hoon Seo, Hyung Woo Kwak
PURPOSE: To identify the characteristics and causes of uveitis in Seoul, South Korea. METHODS: We performed a retrospective medical record review of 602 patients diagnosed with uveitis at seven tertiary ophthalmology centers between January and December 2013. RESULTS: The most common type of uveitis was anterior uveitis (n = 281), followed by posterior uveitis (n = 152), panuveitis (n = 126), and intermediate uveitis (n = 43). Among patients with an identified cause (n = 252), 149 and 103 had non-infectious and infectious uveitis, respectively, and ankylosing spondylitis (n = 53), Behcet disease (n = 43), and endophthalmitis (n = 25) were common identified causes of uveitis...
August 19, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27470062/anti-tnf%C3%AE-treatment-for-hla-b27-positive-ankylosing-spondylitis-related-uveitis
#18
Mirinae Kim, Jae-Yon Won, Seung Yong Choi, Ji Hyeon Ju, Young-Hoon Park
PURPOSE: To assess the long-term efficacy of the most widely used anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) agents for treatment of HLA-B27-positive ankylosing spondylitis (AS)-related uveitis. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: The medical records of 143 patients with HLA-B27-positive AS who visited Seoul St. Mary's Hospital and were taking an anti-TNFα agent for at least 1 year were studied. Subjects were divided into 3 groups according to anti-TNFα treatment: Group 1 (infliximab, 66), Group 2 (adalimumab, 45), and Group 3 (etanercept, 32)...
October 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27467500/demographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-uveitis-in-turkey-the-first-national-registry-report
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F Nilüfer Yalçındağ, Pınar C Özdal, Yılmaz Özyazgan, Figen Batıoğlu, Ilknur Tugal-Tutkun
PURPOSE: To describe the demographic and clinical profiles of uveitis patients seen at secondary and tertiary care centers in Turkey. METHODS: A nationwide web-based registry of patients with uveitis was initiated in November 2008. We analyzed data from a single baseline registry-enrollment visit. RESULTS: In 33 centers, 6967 eyes of 4863 consecutive patients were registered. The mean age at presentation was 36.6 ± 15.7 (1-92) years; 51.3% were male...
July 28, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428230/risk-factors-of-uveitis-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-an-observational-study
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Li Sun, Rui Wu, Qin Xue, Feng Wang, Peirong Lu
BACKGROUND: Uveitis is the most common extra-articular manifestation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The prevalence and characteristics of uveitis in AS have been studied in previous literatures, whereas its associated risk factors have not been clarified. Therefore, this study analyzed the risk factors of uveitis in patients with AS. METHODS: A total of 390 patients with AS who fulfilled the modified New York criteria were enrolled from January to December in 2015...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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