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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332021/the-effects-of-reflexology-on-fatigue-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#1
Afitap Ozdelikara, Seval Agcadiken Alkan
Context • Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. In addition to the progressive nature of the disease, devastating symptoms adversely affect the patient's daily life and future expectations. This situation leads patients to seek complementary and alternative treatments. Objectives • This study was conducted to determine the effects of reflexology on fatigue severity and anxiety in patients with MS. Design • The research was a quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest design...
January 15, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330324/betaine-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-by-inhibiting-dendritic-cell-derived-il-6-production-and-th17-differentiation
#2
Cuixia Yang, Weiming Lai, Jinfeng Zhou, Xinyuan Zheng, Yingying Cai, Wanjie Yang, Sirong Xie, Yuan Gao, Changsheng Du
IL-17-secreting T cells (Th17 cells) play a pathogenic role in multiple autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), and dendritic cell (DC)-derived cytokines play pivotal roles in promoting the differentiation of naive CD4+ T cells into Th cell subsets (Th1 and Th17). Therefore, small molecules blocking the key cytokines produced by DCs will be beneficial in MS. In this article, we report that betaine treatment ameliorates MS pathogenesis by inhibiting DC-derived IL-6 production and Th17 differentiation...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325675/mycophenolate-mofetil-as-a-therapeutic-agent-for-interstitial-lung-diseases-in-systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Takahiro Ueda, Takuro Sakagami, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Toshinori Takada
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an intractable disease that causes fibrosis in all organs. Approximately 40% of patients with SSc have some degree of interstitial lung disease (ILD). One third of patients with SSc and ILD, approximately 15% of all patients, have pulmonary lesions, which slowly progress to respiratory failure resistant to corticosteroid and other treatments. A randomized controlled trial conducted in the United States indicated that one year of treatment with oral cyclophosphamide in patients with SSc-ILD had a significant but modest beneficial effect on lung function, dyspnea, thickening of the skin, and health-related quality of life...
January 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324934/stem-cells-therapy-the-future-in-the-management-of-systemic-sclerosis-a-case-report
#4
Jung In Song, Silvanie Volz, Maria Eirini Liodaki, Peter Mailänder, Konstantinos Kalousis
OBJECTIVE: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disorder of unknown etiology, with heterogeneous clinical manifestations and chronic and often progressive course. The diffuse cutaneous form of SSc (dcSSc) is characterized by thickening of the skin (scleroderma) and distinctive involvement of multiple internal organs. Patients with limited cutaneous SSc (lcSSc) generally have long-standing Raynaud's phenomenon before other manifestations of SSc appear. Over the last decade the Interest of adipose-derived cell therapy in regenerative medicine has increased continuously...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324589/percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-with-and-without-jejunal-extension-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Martha M Kirstein, Sonja Körner, Andrea Schneider, Michael P Manns, Susanne Petri, Torsten Voigtländer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal degenerative disease of the motor nervous system, which is associated with severe loss of weight. Enteral nutrition through percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy with jejunal extension (PEG-J) is generally recommended upon disease progression. There is no standard endoscopic method that should preferentially be performed. The aim of this study was to compare the number of adverse events, complication-free survival (CFS), and overall survival (OS) in patients who received PEG or PEG-J...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323756/juvenile-taiep-rats-have-shorter-dendritic-trees-in-the-dorsal-field-of-the-hippocampus-without-spatial-learning-disabilities
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Adriana B Silva, Dolores A Bravo-Duran, Jose R Eguibar, Carmen Cortes
Myelin mutant taiep rats show a progressive demyelination in the central nervous system due to an abnormal accumulation of microtubules in the cytoplasm and the processes on their oligodendrocytes. Demyelination is associated with electrophysiological alterations and the mutant had a progressive astrocytosis. The illness is associated with change in cytokine levels and in the expression of different nitric oxide synthase and concomitantly lipoperoxidation in several areas of the brain. However, until now there has been no detailed anatomical analysis of neurons in this mutant...
January 11, 2018: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323240/engineered-3d-printed-artificial-axons
#7
Daniela Espinosa-Hoyos, Anna Jagielska, Kimberly A Homan, Huifeng Du, Travis Busbee, Daniel G Anderson, Nicholas X Fang, Jennifer A Lewis, Krystyn J Van Vliet
Myelination is critical for transduction of neuronal signals, neuron survival and normal function of the nervous system. Myelin disorders account for many debilitating neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and leukodystrophies. The lack of experimental models and tools to observe and manipulate this process in vitro has constrained progress in understanding and promoting myelination, and ultimately developing effective remyelination therapies. To address this problem, we developed synthetic mimics of neuronal axons, representing key geometric, mechanical, and surface chemistry components of biological axons...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321652/innate-ifn-%C3%AE-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-and-promotes-myeloid-expansion-and-pdl-1-expression
#8
Madeleine P J White, Gill Webster, Faith Leonard, Anne Camille La Flamme
The innate immune system plays a central role in the immune-mediated pathology of multiple sclerosis, and is a therapeutic target for progressive disease. Recently, it has been demonstrated that MIS416, a novel immunomodulatory microparticle that activates NOD-2 and TLR-9-signaling, has disease-modifying activity in multiple sclerosis models. This activity is dependent on innate IFN-γ; however, the precise immune regulatory mechanisms amplified by MIS416 have not previously been determined. Using the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis model, MIS416 treatment was associated with IFN-γ-dependant expansion of Treg number and increased suppressive function; however, these cells did not account for disease reduction...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320840/microvascular-damage-evaluation-in-systemic-sclerosis-the-role-of-nailfold-videocapillaroscopy-and-laser-techniques
#9
B Ruaro, A Sulli, V Smith, C Pizzorni, S Paolino, E Alessandri, M Cutolo
Microvascular damage and a decrease in peripheral blood perfusion are typical features of systemic sclerosis (SSc) with serious clinical implications, not only for a very early diagnosis, but also for disease progression. Nailfold videocapillaroscopy is a validated and safe imaging technique able to detect peripheral capillary morphology, as well as to classify and to score any nailfold abnormalities into different microangiopathy patterns. Capillaroscopic analysis is now included in the ACR/EULAR classification criteria for SSc...
December 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316715/twelve-weeks-of-medium-intensity-exercise-therapy-affects-the-lipoprotein-profile-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#10
Winde Jorissen, Tim Vanmierlo, Inez Wens, Veerle Somers, Bart Van Wijmeersch, Jeroen F Bogie, Alan T Remaley, Bert O Eijnde, Jerome J A Hendriks
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory auto-immune disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Serum glucose alterations and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) are reported in MS patients, and are commonly associated with the development of cardio-metabolic co-morbidities. We previously found that a subgroup of MS patients shows alterations in their lipoprotein profile that are similar to a pre-cardiovascular risk profile. In addition, we showed that a high-intensity exercise training has a positive effect on IGT in MS patients...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315334/immune-related-genetic-enrichment-in-frontotemporal-dementia-an-analysis-of-genome-wide-association-studies
#11
Iris Broce, Celeste M Karch, Natalie Wen, Chun C Fan, Yunpeng Wang, Chin Hong Tan, Naomi Kouri, Owen A Ross, Günter U Höglinger, Ulrich Muller, John Hardy, Parastoo Momeni, Christopher P Hess, William P Dillon, Zachary A Miller, Luke W Bonham, Gil D Rabinovici, Howard J Rosen, Gerard D Schellenberg, Andre Franke, Tom H Karlsen, Jan H Veldink, Raffaele Ferrari, Jennifer S Yokoyama, Bruce L Miller, Ole A Andreassen, Anders M Dale, Rahul S Desikan, Leo P Sugrue
BACKGROUND: Converging evidence suggests that immune-mediated dysfunction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Although genetic studies have shown that immune-associated loci are associated with increased FTD risk, a systematic investigation of genetic overlap between immune-mediated diseases and the spectrum of FTD-related disorders has not been performed. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Using large genome-wide association studies (GWASs) (total n = 192,886 cases and controls) and recently developed tools to quantify genetic overlap/pleiotropy, we systematically identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) jointly associated with FTD-related disorders-namely, FTD, corticobasal degeneration (CBD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-and 1 or more immune-mediated diseases including Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis (UC), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), type 1 diabetes (T1D), celiac disease (CeD), and psoriasis...
January 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311123/the-gut-microbiome-and-multiple-sclerosis
#12
Javier Ochoa-Repáraz, Trevor O Kirby, Lloyd H Kasper
The microbiome can be defined as the sum of the microbial and host's genome. Recent information regarding this complex organ suggests that in animal models of multiple sclerosis (MS), the composition of the gut microbiome can be altered, giving rise to both the effector and regulatory phases of central nervous system (CNS) demyelination. Experimental findings during the past decade in animal models of MS have provided clear evidence for the significant role of gut microbes in both the effector and regulatory phase of this condition...
January 8, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311122/experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-eae-as-animal-models-of-multiple-sclerosis-ms
#13
Simon Glatigny, Estelle Bettelli
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a multifocal demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) leading to the progressive destruction of the myelin sheath surrounding axons. It can present with variable clinical and pathological manifestations, which might reflect the involvement of distinct pathogenic processes. Although the mechanisms leading to the development of the disease are not fully understood, numerous evidences indicate that MS is an autoimmune disease, the initiation and progression of which are dependent on an autoimmune response against myelin antigens...
January 8, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310490/harnessing-electronic-medical-records-to-advance-research-on-multiple-sclerosis
#14
Vincent Damotte, Antoine Lizée, Matthew Tremblay, Alisha Agrawal, Pouya Khankhanian, Adam Santaniello, Refujia Gomez, Robin Lincoln, Wendy Tang, Tiffany Chen, Nelson Lee, Pablo Villoslada, Jill A Hollenbach, Carolyn D Bevan, Jennifer Graves, Riley Bove, Douglas S Goodin, Ari J Green, Sergio E Baranzini, Bruce Ac Cree, Roland G Henry, Stephen L Hauser, Jeffrey M Gelfand, Pierre-Antoine Gourraud
BACKGROUND: Electronic medical records (EMR) data are increasingly used in research, but no studies have yet evaluated similarity between EMR and research-quality data and between characteristics of an EMR multiple sclerosis (MS) population and known natural MS history. OBJECTIVES: To (1) identify MS patients in an EMR system and extract clinical data, (2) compare EMR-extracted data with gold-standard research data, and (3) compare EMR MS population characteristics to expected MS natural history...
January 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306872/patterns-and-predictors-of-skin-score-change-in-early-diffuse-systemic-sclerosis-from-the-european-scleroderma-observational-study
#15
Ariane L Herrick, Sebastien Peytrignet, Mark Lunt, Xiaoyan Pan, Roger Hesselstrand, Luc Mouthon, Alan J Silman, Graham Dinsdale, Edith Brown, László Czirják, Jörg H W Distler, Oliver Distler, Kim Fligelstone, William J Gregory, Rachel Ochiel, Madelon C Vonk, Codrina Ancuţa, Voon H Ong, Dominique Farge, Marie Hudson, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Alexandra Balbir-Gurman, Øyvind Midtvedt, Paresh Jobanputra, Alison C Jordan, Wendy Stevens, Pia Moinzadeh, Frances C Hall, Christian Agard, Marina E Anderson, Elisabeth Diot, Rajan Madhok, Mohammed Akil, Maya H Buch, Lorinda Chung, Nemanja S Damjanov, Harsha Gunawardena, Peter Lanyon, Yasmeen Ahmad, Kuntal Chakravarty, Søren Jacobsen, Alexander J MacGregor, Neil McHugh, Ulf Müller-Ladner, Gabriela Riemekasten, Michael Becker, Janet Roddy, Patricia E Carreira, Anne Laure Fauchais, Eric Hachulla, Jennifer Hamilton, Murat İnanç, John S McLaren, Jacob M van Laar, Sanjay Pathare, Susanna M Proudman, Anna Rudin, Joanne Sahhar, Brigitte Coppere, Christine Serratrice, Tom Sheeran, Douglas J Veale, Claire Grange, Georges-Selim Trad, Christopher P Denton
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to use the opportunity provided by the European Scleroderma Observational Study to (1) identify and describe those patients with early diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc) with progressive skin thickness, and (2) derive prediction models for progression over 12 months, to inform future randomised controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: The modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS) was recorded every 3 months in 326 patients. 'Progressors' were defined as those experiencing a 5-unit and 25% increase in mRSS score over 12 months (±3 months)...
January 6, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306740/efficacy-of-computer-based-cognitive-training-in-neuropsychological-performance-of-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Efthimios Dardiotis, Anastasia Nousia, Vasileios Siokas, Zisis Tsouris, Athina Andravizou, Alexios-Fotios A Mentis, Despoina Florou, Lambros Messinis, Grigorios Nasios
IMPORTANCE: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system characterized by relapses and a progressive course that may lead to accumulation of physical and cognitive disability. Cognitive training interventions seem to improve the cognitive performance of MS patients. The aim of the present meta-analysis is to quantitatively investigate the effect of computer-based cognitive rehabilitation on the neuropsychological performance of patients with MS...
December 24, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305855/microglia-derived-extracellular-vesicles-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-double-edged-sword
#17
REVIEW
Teresa Trotta, Maria Antonietta Panaro, Antonia Cianciulli, Giorgio Mori, Adriana Di Benedetto, Chiara Porro
Extracellular vesicles (EVs), based on their origin or size, can be classified as apoptotic bodies, microvesicles (MVs)/microparticles (MPs), and exosomes. EVs are one of the new emerging modes of communication between cells that are providing new insights into the pathophysiology of several diseases. EVs released from activated or apoptotic cells contain specific proteins (signaling molecules, receptors, integrins, cytokines), bioactive lipids, nucleic acids (mRNA, miRNA, small non coding RNAs, DNA) from their progenitor cells...
January 3, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297205/cyclophosphamide-for-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#18
REVIEW
Hayley Barnes, Anne E Holland, Glen P Westall, Nicole Sl Goh, Ian N Glaspole
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of individuals with interstitial lung disease (ILD) have associated connective tissue disease (CTD). The connective tissue disorders most commonly associated with ILD include scleroderma/systemic sclerosis (SSc), rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, and Sjögren's syndrome. Although many people with CTD-ILD do not develop progressive lung disease, a significant proportion do progress, leading to reduced physical function, decreased quality of life, and death...
January 3, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296926/evolution-trends-outcomes-and-economics-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-severe-autoimmune-diseases
#19
John A Snowden, Manuela Badoglio, Myriam Labopin, Sebastian Giebel, Eoin McGrath, Zora Marjanovic, Joachim Burman, John Moore, Montserrat Rovira, Nico M Wulffraat, Majid Kazmi, Raffaella Greco, Emilian Snarski, Tomas Kozak, Kirill Kirgizov, Tobias Alexander, Peter Bader, Riccardo Saccardi, Dominique Farge
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has evolved for >20 years as a specific treatment of patients with autoimmune disease (AD). Using European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation registry data, we summarized trends and identified factors influencing activity and outcomes in patients with AD undergoing first autologous HSCT (n = 1951; median age, 37 years [3-76]) and allogeneic HSCT (n = 105; median age, 12 years [<1-62]) in 247 centers in 40 countries from 1994 to 2015. Predominant countries of activity were Italy, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Spain, France, and Australia...
December 26, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290406/elevated-expression-of-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-receptor-in-multiple-sclerosis-lesions
#20
Jaime Imitola, Javad Rasouli, Fumihiro Watanabe, Kader Mahajan, Aswhini D Sharan, Bogoljub Ciric, Guang-Xian Zhang, Abdolmohamad Rostami
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating and neurodegenerative disease that disproportionately affects young adults, leading to disability and high costs to society. Infiltration of T cells and monocytes into the central nervous system (CNS) is critical for disease initiation and progression. However, despite a great deal of effort the molecular mechanisms by which immune cells initiate and perpetuate CNS damage in MS have not yet been elucidated. In experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) produced by pathogenic Th1 and Th17 cells is critical for the recruitment of monocytes into the CNS during the initial stage of disease...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
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