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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#7
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
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933198/interferon-ifn-%C3%AE-is-a-potential-mediator-in-lupus-nephritis
#9
Agneta Zickert, Vilija Oke, Ioannis Parodis, Elisabet Svenungsson, Yvonne Sundström, Iva Gunnarsson
OBJECTIVES: Interferon (IFN)-α is thought to be central in the pathogenesis for lupus nephritis (LN) and recent studies also indicate a role for IFNλ. Little is known about these cytokines in the context of treatment response. We studied levels of IFNα and IFNλ in patients with LN in association with clinical and histological response (HR) to treatment. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with active LN were included. Renal biopsies were performed at baseline and after immunosuppressive therapy...
2016: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923701/prognostic-significance-of-repeat-biopsy-in-lupus-nephritis-histopathologic-worsening-and-a-short-time-between-biopsies-is-associated-with-significantly-increased-risk-for-end-stage-renal-disease-and-death
#10
Cristina Arriens, Sixia Chen, David R Karp, Ramesh Saxena, Kamalanathan Sambandam, Eliza Chakravarty, Judith A James, Joan T Merrill
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Approximately half of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) develop lupus nephritis (LN), a major cause of morbidity and early mortality in that disease. Prolonged renal inflammation is associated with irreversible kidney damage which confers a 30% risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD), making early, aggressive treatment mandatory. Failure to achieve therapeutic response or recurrence of renal flare often prompts repeat biopsy. However, the role of repeat biopsy in determining long-term renal prognosis remains controversial...
December 3, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900970/clinical-features-and-histological-patterns-of-lupus-nephritis-in-a-single-center-of-south-india
#11
Clement Wilfred Devadass, Vijaya Viswanath Mysorekar, Mahesh Eshwarappa, Lakshminarayanan Mekala, M Gireesh Siddaiah, K Gurudev Channabasappa
Renal involvement occurs in up to 60% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and signifies a poor prognosis. The class of lupus nephritis (LN), determined on renal biopsy evaluation, guides the therapeutic management and has prognostic connotations. Our aim is to determine the clinicolaboratory features and histopathological patterns of LN at presentation in our local (South Indian) population. The study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital in South India between 2009 and 2014 on SLE patients with clinical evidence of LN...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900491/treatable-renal-disease-in-children-with-silent-lupus-nephritis-detected-by-baseline-biopsy-association-with-serum-c3-levels
#12
Hiroyuki Wakiguchi, Syuji Takei, Tomohiro Kubota, Akinori Miyazono, Yoshifumi Kawano
Lupus nephritis is identified in up to 75% of patients with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus and may present with abnormal urinary findings (overt lupus nephritis) or be apparent only upon renal biopsy (silent lupus nephritis). We investigated whether serum complement levels correlate with renal pathology in pediatric patients with silent lupus nephritis. We performed baseline renal biopsy in 45 children diagnosed with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus who were admitted to Kagoshima University Hospital between January 2000 and June 2015...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893866/ecology-and-demography-of-free-roaming-domestic-dogs-in-rural-villages-near-serengeti-national-park-in-tanzania
#13
Anna M Czupryna, Joel S Brown, Machunde A Bigambo, Christopher J Whelan, Supriya D Mehta, Rachel M Santymire, Felix J Lankester, Lisa J Faust
Free-roaming dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) are of public health and conservation concern because of their potential to transmit diseases, such as rabies, to both people and wildlife. Understanding domestic dog population dynamics and how they could potentially be impacted by interventions, such as rabies vaccination, is vital for such disease control efforts. For four years, we measured demographic data on 2,649 free-roaming domestic dogs in four rural villages in Tanzania: two villages with and two without a rabies vaccination campaign...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882428/progression-of-noncalcified-and-calcified-coronary-plaque-by-ct-angiography-in-sle
#14
Aisha Khan, Armin Arbab-Zadeh, Adnan N Kiani, Laurence S Magder, Michelle Petri
Premature coronary artery disease remains the major cause of late death in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Coronary artery calcium (CAC) represents an advanced stage of atherosclerosis, whereas noncalcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque (NCP) typically is more prone to trigger acute coronary events. The aim of this study was to assess the stability of NCP over time and identify factors associated with changes in NCP in patients with SLE. CT coronary angiography and calcium scanning were performed at baseline and follow-up in thirty-six SLE patients...
January 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878241/hsa%C3%A2-mir%C3%A2-371%C3%A2-5p-inhibits-human-mesangial-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-apoptosis-in-lupus-nephritis-by-directly-targeting-hypoxia%C3%A2-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE
#15
Feifei Yao, Liqiu Sun, Wei Fang, Huamin Wang, Dongsheng Yao, Rui Cui, Jia Xu, Li Wang, Xiumei Wang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miR) have emerged as a novel class of gene expression modulators in kidney disease. Lupus nephritis (LN) is the predominant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Hsa‑miR‑371‑5p has previously been reported to be dysregulated in LN using a miRNA microarray analysis. The present study aimed to determine the function and molecular mechanisms of hsa‑miR‑371‑5p in human mesangial cells of LN. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) was used to detect hsa‑miR‑371‑5p expression in LN tissues...
December 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852746/human-basophils-modulate-plasma-cell-differentiation-and-maturation
#16
Dorothea Dijkstra, Almut Meyer-Bahlburg
Basophils represent <1% of circulating leukocytes. They play a crucial role during allergy and helminth-induced Th2 responses. However, recent data also suggest a contribution to the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Basophils from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus show an activated phenotype, correlating to disease activity. Furthermore, murine basophils or their mediators enhance memory responses and plasma cell (PC) survival, suggesting that they directly modulate the function of B cells. This is highly relevant with respect to human allergy and autoimmunity because a possible modulation of B cell differentiation by basophils could point to new therapeutic targets...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837104/cutting-edge-baff-overexpression-reduces-atherosclerosis-via-taci-dependent-b-cell-activation
#17
Shaun W Jackson, Nicole E Scharping, Holly M Jacobs, Shari Wang, Alan Chait, David J Rawlings
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus exhibit accelerated atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the arterial wall. The impact of B cells in atherosclerosis is controversial, with both protective and pathogenic roles described. For example, natural IgM binding conserved oxidized lipid epitopes protect against atherosclerosis, whereas anti-oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) IgG likely promotes disease. Because BAFF promotes B cell class-switch recombination and humoral autoimmunity, we hypothesized that excess BAFF would accelerate atherosclerosis...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833441/lupus-nephritis-in-children-10-years-experience
#18
Hanna Szymanik-Grzelak, Elżbieta Kuźma-Mroczkowska, Jadwiga Małdyk, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in children is usually more severe than it is in adults and there is a higher incidence of renal involvement. We described 18 children (16 girls, 2 boys) with lupus nephritis (LN), whose average age was 14.4 ±1.81 years. Disease activity was assessed according to SLEDAI (SLE Disease Activity Index). Renal biopsy was classified according to the INS/RPS (International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society). The patients were treated with steroids (100%) and pulses of cyclophosphamide (88...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829387/relation-of-peritubular-capillary-features-to-class-of-lupus-nephritis
#19
Sirirat Anutrakulchai, Tanin Titipungul, Thanyaluk Pattay, Putachart Mesung, Anucha Puapairoj, Dhavee Sirivongs, Cholatip Pongsakul, Prasit Futrakul, Bandit Thinkhamrop, Richard J Johnson
BACKGROUND: Experimental studies have linked peritubular capillary (PTC) loss with progression of chronic kidney disease. Minimal information on PTC in lupus nephritis (LN) has been reported. We therefore evaluated the PTC area in different classes of LN and determined if specific clinical characteristics correlated with PTC changes. METHODS: Renal biopsies of 253 subjects with LN (categorized using the ISN/RPS 2003 classification) and 13 normal renal donors (the controls) were retrospectively evaluated for PTC morphology by staining for CD31 with immunohistochemistry method...
November 9, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821712/bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-small-molecule-inhibitors-induce-a-distinct-pancreatic-toxicity-in-rats
#20
Rebecca I Erickson, Leah K Schutt, Jacqueline M Tarrant, Michelle McDowell, Lichuan Liu, Adam R Johnson, Sock-Cheng Lewin-Koh, Maj Hedehus, Jed Ross, Richard A D Carano, Karin Staflin, Fiona Zhong, James J Crawford, Shelly Zhong, Karin Reif, Arna Katewa, Harvey Wong, Wendy B Young, Donna M Dambach, Dinah L Misner
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) is a member of the Tec family of cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases involved in B-cell and myeloid cell signaling. Small molecule inhibitors of BTK are being investigated for treatment of several hematologic cancers and autoimmune diseases. GDC-0853 ((S)-2-(3'-(hydroxymethyl)-1-methyl-5-((5-(2-methyl-4-(oxetan-3-yl)piperazin-1-yl)pyridin-2-yl)amino)-6-oxo-1,6-dihydro-[3,4'-bipyridin]-2'-yl)-7,7-dimethyl-3,4,7,8-tetrahydro-2H-cyclopenta[4,5]pyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrazin-1(6H)-one) is a selective and reversible oral small-molecule BTK inhibitor in development for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
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