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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219888/cd74-deficiency-mitigates-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-like-autoimmunity-and-pathological-findings-in-mice
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Yi Zhou, Huimei Chen, Li Liu, Xueqing Yu, Galina K Sukhova, Min Yang, Lijun Zhang, Vasileios C Kyttaris, George C Tsokos, Isaac E Stillman, Takaharu Ichimura, Joseph V Bonventre, Peter Libby, Guo-Ping Shi
CD74 mediates MHC class-II antigenic peptide loading and presentation and plays an important role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus. C57BL/6 Fas(lpr) mice that develop spontaneous lupus-like autoimmunity and pathology showed elevated CD74 expression in the inflammatory cell infiltrates and the adjacent tubular epithelial cells (TECs) in kidneys affected by lupus nephritis but negligible levels in kidneys from age-matched wild-type mice. The inflammatory cytokine IFN-γ or IL-6 induced CD74 expression in kidney TECs in vitro...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213738/cytomegalovirus-infection-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis-clinical-and-laboratory-features-and-therapeutic-considerations
#2
Lei Zhang, Jianling Tao, Yubing Wen, Li Li, Xueyi Wu, Xuewang Li, Xuemei Li
To better clarify the clinical features and therapeutic strategy of CMV infection in lupus nephritis patients, we retrospectively surveyed a total of 40 lupus nephritis patients, who had been hospitalized and underwent renal biopsy and diagnosed as having CMV infection during their hospitalization at our institution within the last 10 years. The percentage of CMV infections in the entire hospitalized lupus nephritis population was 5.3% (40/755). The principal clinical features of the 40 CMV-infected patients were hematological disorders (n = 25), fever (n = 21), liver dysfunction (n = 19), and respiratory symptoms (n = 12)...
February 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202869/treatment-of-vasodilator-resistant-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-with-glucocorticoid-and-cyclophosphamide
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Eri Sugawara, Masaru Kato, Ryo Hisada, Kenji Oku, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Tetsuya Horita, Shinsuke Yasuda, Tatsuya Atsumi
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or mixed connective tissue disease (MTCD), in contrast to other types of PAH, may respond to immunosuppressive therapy. Most PAH cases with an immunosuppressant response were in the early stages of the disease (WHO functional class III or less). The present case was a 34-year-old woman with MCTD-associated PAH (WHO functional class IV) who was resistant to a combination of three vasodilators. Afterwards, she was treated with glucocorticoid and cyclophosphamide...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173739/trigger-factors-of-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-a-review-of-current-literature
#4
J Szczęch, D Samotij, V P Werth, A Reich
It is currently believed that autoimmune conditions are triggered and aggravated by a variety of environmental factors such as cigarette smoking, infections, ultraviolet light or chemicals, as well as certain medications and vaccines in genetically susceptible individuals. Recent scientific data have suggested a relevant role of these factors not only in systemic lupus erythematosus, but also in cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE). A variety of environmental factors have been proposed as initiators and exacerbators of this disease...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159359/clinical-characteristics-and-survival-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-three-major-connective-tissue-diseases-a-cohort-study-in-china
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Jiuliang Zhao, Qian Wang, Yongtai Liu, Zhuang Tian, Xiaoxiao Guo, Hui Wang, Jinzhi Lai, Can Huang, Xiaoxi Yang, Mengtao Li, Xiaofeng Zeng
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a major cause of death in connective tissue disease patients. This study investigated the clinical characteristics and survival of CTD-PAH in Chinese patients. METHODS: This cohort study enrolled 190 consecutive PAH patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis (SSc), or primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) who visited our referral center between May 2006 and December 2014. Baseline demographics, clinical features, laboratory results, and hemodynamic assessments were analyzed...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157833/urinary-albumin-levels-are-independently-associated-with-renal-lesion-severity-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis-and-little-or-no-proteinuria
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Jin Ding, Zhaohui Zheng, Xueyi Li, Yuan Feng, Nan Leng, Zhenbiao Wu, Ping Zhu
BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) leads to renal lesions, which may be clinically silent in patients with little or no proteinuria. Early detection of these lesions may improve prognosis, but early markers are controversial. This study aimed to determine renal marker proteins associated with renal lesion severity in patients with lupus nephropathy (LN) and little or no proteinuria. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with LN and little or no proteinuria (<0.5 g/24 hours) (n=187) that underwent kidney biopsy were grouped according to: low severity (Class I or II; n=116) versus high severity (Class III, IV, or V; n=71)...
February 3, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148285/clinicopathological-findings-treatment-response-and-predictors-of-long-term-outcome-in-a-cohort-of-lupus-nephritis-patients-managed-according-to-the-euro-lupus-regime-a-retrospective-analysis-in-sri-lanka
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Nalaka Herath, Neelakanthi Ratnatunga, Kosala Weerakoon, Abdul Wazil, Nishantha Nanayakkara
BACKGROUND: Despite the improvement in survival of patients with lupus nephritis (LN) globally, there is sparse data from Sri Lanka (SL). The current study aims to describe the clinicopathological findings, treatment response and predictors of long-term outcome of patients with WHO class III-IV LN in SL, managed according to the Euro-lupus regime. RESULTS: Of 72 patients, 64 were females. In half of them, LN was diagnosed within the 1st year of the illness. The most common presenting feature was sub-nephrotic proteinuria...
February 2, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143420/papulonodular-mucinosis-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-and-nephrotic-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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Xiaole Su, Xi Qiao, Jing Li, Lifang Gao, Chen Wang, Lihua Wang
BACKGROUND: Awareness of the spectrum of clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), especially uncommon changes, is essential for diagnosis and effective management of patients. CASE PRESENTATION: A 26-year-old Chinese man with SLE initially manifested cutaneous papulonodular mucinosis and developed acute Guillain-Barré syndrome and class V lupus nephritis 2 years later. His cutaneous nodules had not been idententified for 2 years and were resected by surgical procedures twice until SLE was diagnosed...
February 1, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142291/treatment-of-preeclampsia-with-hydroxychloroquine-a-review
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Rahana Abd Rahman, Philip DeKoninck, Padma Murthi, Euan M Wallace
In this review we discuss the potential use of antimalarial drugs as an adjuvant therapy for preeclampsia, focusing on the mechanisms of action of this class of drugs in the context of preeclampsia. In particular, hydroxychloroquine has been shown to have various beneficial effects on patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. There are several pathways targeted by the antimalarial drugs that are similar to the pathophysiology of preeclampsia and hence offering oppurtunities to develop novel therapies to treat the disease...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133824/a-retrospective-study-comparing-histopathological-and-immunopathological-features-of-nasal-planum-dermatitis-in-20-dogs-with-discoid-lupus-erythematosus-or-leishmaniosis
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Michela De Lucia, Giorgia Mezzalira, Mar Bardagí, Dolors M Fondevila, Elisabetta Fabbri, Alessandra Fondati
BACKGROUND: In areas endemic for leishmaniosis, discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and canine leishmaniosis (CanL) are the most common differential diagnoses for nasal planum erosive-ulcerative dermatitis in dogs. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVE: To compare histopathological and immunopathological features of canine nasal planum erosive-ulcerative dermatitis with depigmentation due to DLE or CanL. ANIMALS: Nasal planum biopsies from dogs with nasal planum loss of architecture, depigmentation, swelling, erosions or ulcerations due to DLE (n = 14) or CanL (n = 6)...
January 29, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129605/mesenchymal-stem-cells-upregulate-treg-cells-via-shla-g-in-sle-patients
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Chen Chen, Jun Liang, Genhong Yao, Haifeng Chen, Bingyu Shi, Zhuoya Zhang, Cheng Zhao, Huayong Zhang, Lingyun Sun
BACKGROUND: Soluble human leukocyte antigen-G (sHLA-G) is a non-classical HLA class I molecule, exhibiting strong immunosuppressive properties by inducing the differentiation of T regulatory cells (Treg). Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) transplantation alleviates disease progression in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. However, the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: To explore whether sHLA-G is involved in upregulating effects of MSCs on Treg, which contributes to therapeutic effects of MSCs transplantation in SLE...
January 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127639/increased-mer-and-axl-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-expression-on-glomeruli-in-lupus-nephritis
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Shanshan Li, Qianyu Guo, Huaqun Zhu, Zhanguo Li, Yin Su, Bao Dong
Mer and Axl receptor tyrosine kinases (MerTK and AxlTK) play important roles in the clearance of apoptotic cells and the inhibition of inflammatory responses. Previous studies demonstrated that they might participate in glomerular injury in mice model. This study aimed to elucidate the expression of MerTK and AxlTK on glomeruli and analyze their clinical significance in lupus nephritis (LN) patients. Twenty-nine LN and 10 primary nephrotic syndrome (NS) patients were recruited. The expression of MerTK and AxlTK on glomeruli was measured by immunohistochemistry...
January 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094303/genetic-polymorphisms-of-rs3077-and-rs9277535-in-hla-dp-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-a-chinese-population
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Junlong Zhang, Wenli Zhan, Bin Yang, Anning Tian, Lin Chen, Yun Liao, Yongkang Wu, Bei Cai, Lanlan Wang
Although the SLE risk gene loci of HLA-DR and HLA-DQ within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region has been gradually revealed by recent Genome-Wide Association studies (GWAS), the association of HLA-DP polymorphisms with SLE was minimally reported. Considering that the variants in rs3077 and rs9277535 in the HLA-DP region could influence the immune response by affecting antigen presentation of HLA class II molecules to CD4(+) T cells, the present study aimed to explore the role of HLA-DP polymorphisms in SLE...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086993/lack-of-partial-renal-response-by-12%C3%A2-weeks-after-induction-therapy-predicts-poor-renal-response-and-systemic-damage-accrual-in-lupus-nephritis-class-iii-or-iv
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Hironari Hanaoka, Hidehiro Yamada, Tomofumi Kiyokawa, Harunobu Iida, Takeshi Suzuki, Yoshioki Yamasaki, Seido Ooka, Hiroko Nagafuchi, Takahiro Okazaki, Daisuke Ichikawa, Sayuri Shirai, Yugo Shibagaki, Junki Koike, Shoichi Ozaki
BACKGROUND: Lupus nephritis class III or IV is associated with a poor prognosis for both patient and renal survival. Recommendations for the management of lupus nephritis have recently been established, and changing therapies is recommended for patients who do not respond adequately to induction therapy. However, it remains a major challenge to determine when to switch the treatment. In this study, we identified early prognostic factors capable of predicting poor renal outcome as well as overall damage accrual in patients with lupus nephritis class III or IV...
January 13, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065959/clinical-profile-of-patients-with-biopsy-proven-lupus-nephritis-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-from-northern-pakistan-1995-to-2012
#15
Akhtar Ali, Anjum Mehmood, Muhammad Usman Ali
OBJECTIVE: TTo highlight the clinical spectrum of biopsy-proven lupus nephritis by analysing any variations in its histological subtypes across gender, varying age groups, serum creatinine levels and anti-double stranded deoxyribonucleic acid levels. METHODS: This retrospective, observational study was conducted at the Lady Reading Hospital in collaboration with the Fauji Foundation Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan, and comprised patient records of biopsy-proven lupus nephritis from 1995 to 2012...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059019/retrospective-review-of-lupus-nephritis-in-a-new-zealand-multi-ethnic-cohort
#16
E Ly, H Thein, Michael Lam Po Tang
: Increased lupus nephritis has been reported in Pacific Island and Maori populations. Previous studies suggest ethnic variation in response to immunosuppression treatment; however this has not been assessed in Pacific Island and Maori cohorts. This retrospective study reviewed class 3, 4 and 5 lupus nephritis outcomes and response to induction immunosuppression over a 10-year period in a New Zealand multi-ethnic cohort with high Pacific Island representation. This included 49 renal biopsies in 41 patients; by ethnicity Pacific Island 53...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059018/outcome-in-biopsy-proven-lupus-nephritis-evaluation-of-biopsies-from-the-norwegian-kidney-biopsy-registry
#17
G E Norby, G Mjøen, R Bjørneklett, B E Vikse, H Holdaas, E Svarstad, K Aasarød
Objective To evaluate long-term mortality and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in a cohort of Norwegian patients with biopsy-proven lupus nephritis (LN). Methods Renal biopsies were obtained from 178 patients with LN from 1988 until 2007. Mortality rate and death causes were provided by Statistics Norway and ESRD data were provided by the Norwegian Renal Registry. Risk factors for all-cause mortality were evaluated by Cox regression. Standardized mortality ratio (SMR) was compared to observed deaths in a matched general population sample...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056333/-recommendation-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-induced-gastrointestinal-ulcers-and-its-complications
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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a broad class of non glucocorticoid drugs which are extensively used in anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic therapies. However, NSAIDs may cause many side effects, most commonly in gastrointestinal(GI) tract. Cardiovascular system, kidney, liver, central nervous system and hematopoietic system are also involved. NSAID-induced GI side effects not only endanger the patients' health, increase mortality, but also greatly increase the cost of medical care...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981461/plasma-ficolin-levels-and-risk-of-nephritis-in-danish-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#19
Nima Tanha, Katrine Pilely, Mikkel Faurschou, Peter Garred, Søren Jacobsen
Given the scavenging properties of ficolins, we hypothesized that variation in the plasma concentrations of the three ficolins may be associated with development of lupus nephritis (LN), type of LN, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and/or mortality among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE patients attending a Danish tertiary rheumatology referral center were included. Plasma concentrations of ficolin-1, ficolin-2, and ficolin-3 were determined and dichotomized by the median into high and low...
December 15, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974963/bullous-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-lupus-nephritis-in-a-young-girl
#20
Tooba Momen, Yahya Madihi
Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus (BSLE) is an autoimmune blistering disease occurring in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It is a rare disease, especially in children. A 14-year-old girl initially presented with fatigue, generalized vesiculobullous skin lesions, and ulcers over the hard palate and oral mucosa. Clinical investigations revealed hematuria and proteinuria, a high erythrocyte sedimentation rate and titer of antinuclear antibody, and anti-double-stranded DNA. Skin biopsy findings were suggestive of BSLE...
November 2016: Oman Medical Journal
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