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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130124/systemic-autoimmune-diseases-complicated-with-hydrocephalus-pathogenesis-and-management
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REVIEW
Hexiang Yin, Junji Wei, Li Wang, Liying Cui, Renzhi Wang
Systemic autoimmune diseases (SAIDs) represent a group of syndromes involving at least two organ systems. Classical SAIDs include connective tissue diseases, vasculitis, and granulomatous diseases, many of which involve the nervous system and result in different neurological manifestations. Hydrocephalus can be a rare but lethal complication of various SAIDs, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), sarcoidosis, and primary vasculitis. However, the pathogenesis of SAIDs complicated with different types of hydrocephalus is varied and difficult to determine using the existing published data, and various manifestations and expressive forms of the conditions bring a substantial challenge to a timely clinical diagnosis and treatment...
November 12, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126301/coagulation-testing-in-the-core-laboratory
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William E Winter, Sherri D Flax, Neil S Harris
Primary hemostasis begins with endothelial injury. VWF, produced by endothelial cells, binds to platelets and links them to subendothelial collagen. Platelet-derived ADP and thromboxane activate non-adhered platelets via their GPIIb/IIIa receptors, allowing these platelets to participate in platelet aggregation. Secondary hemostasis is initiated with the binding of factor VII to extravascular tissue factor (TF). Factors II, VII, IX and X are vitamin K-dependent factors. The role of vitamin K is to assist in the addition of gamma carboxylate groups to glutamic acids in the "GLA" domains of these factors...
November 8, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120579/expression-of-cd64-on-surface-of-circulating-monocytes-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-relation-to-disease-activity-and-lupus-nephritis
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Yasser A Abd-Elhamid, Refaat M Eltanawy, Rasha M Fawzy, Nehad A Fouad, Ann M Atlm
CD64 is a type of integral membrane glycoprotein known as FC receptor that binds monomeric IgG-type antibodies with high affinity. It is more commonly known as FC gamma receptor 1 (FC?R1) and it is expressed on monocytes surface. The goal of this study was to investigate the association of CD64 expression on the surface of peripheral blood monocytes of systemic lupus erythematosus patients with disease activity, and lupus nephritis. 30 SLE patients were enrolled into this study. They were subdivided into: 15 SLE patients with lupus nephritis and 15 SLE patients without lupus nephritis...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103181/brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-autoantibody-profile-in-118-patients-with-neuropsychiatric-lupus
#4
Zhen Tan, Yingbo Zhou, Xiangpei Li, Guosheng Wang, Jinhui Tao, Li Wang, Yan Ma, Xiaomei Li
The objective of this study is to analyze clinical manifestations, features of imaging, and laboratory assessment of patients with neuropsychiatric SLE (NPSLE) for better diagnosis and outcome prediction. One hundred eighteen NPSLE patients admitted to the Anhui Provincial Hospital in Hefei, China, between January 2006 and December 2016 were enrolled and analyzed retrospectively. All patients fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology revised classification criteria for SLE. Patients with NPSLE fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) nomenclature and case definitions...
November 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092674/autoantibodies-against-complement-components-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-role-in-the-pathogenesis-and-clinical-manifestations
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M H Hristova, V S Stoyanova
Many complement structures and a number of additional factors, i.e. autoantibodies, receptors, hormones and cytokines, are implicated in the complex pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Genetic defects in the complement as well as functional deficiency due to antibodies against its components lead to different pathological conditions, usually clinically presented. Among them hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis, different types of glomerulonephritis as dense deposit disease, IgA nephropathy, atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome and lupus nephritis are very common...
December 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089046/the-novel-isoxazoline-ectoparasiticide-lotilaner-credelio%C3%A2-a-non-competitive-antagonist-specific-to-invertebrates-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-gated-chloride-channels-gabacls
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Lucien Rufener, Vanessa Danelli, Daniel Bertrand, Heinz Sager
BACKGROUND: The isoxazolines are a novel class of parasiticides that are potent inhibitors of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-gated chloride channels (GABACls) and, to a lesser extent, of inhibitory glutamate-gated chloride channels (GluCls). Lotilaner (Credelio™), a novel representative of this chemical class, is currently evaluated for its excellent ectoparasiticide properties. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the molecular mode of action and pharmacology of lotilaner...
November 1, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081653/drug-utilization-and-therapy-provision-patterns-by-prescriber-types-among-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-korea
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Sooyoung Shin
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) poses a growing challenge for healthcare systems, affecting an increasing number of people in Korea. This study aimed to investigate the prescribing patterns of SLE therapies and to compare common drug regimens prescribed by provider types. METHODS: Sampled national health insurance claims data in 2015 were used to select eligible SLE patients. Frequency analyses were carried out regarding patient characteristics related to relevant SLE prescriptions...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066732/associations-between-genetic-risk-variants-for-kidney-diseases-and-kidney-disease-etiology
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Sebastian Wunnenburger, Ulla T Schultheiss, Gerd Walz, Birgit Hausknecht, Arif B Ekici, Florian Kronenberg, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Anna Köttgen, Matthias Wuttke
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global health problem with a genetic component. Genome-wide association studies have identified variants associated with specific CKD etiologies, but their genetic overlap has not been well studied. This study examined SNP associations across different CKD etiologies and CKD stages using data from 5,034 CKD patients of the German Chronic Kidney Disease study. In addition to confirming known associations, a systemic lupus erythematosus-associated risk variant at TNXB was also associated with CKD attributed to type 1 diabetes (p = 2...
October 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059182/profiling-rna-seq-at-multiple-resolutions-markedly-increases-the-number-of-causal-eqtls-in-autoimmune-disease
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Christopher A Odhams, Deborah S Cunninghame Graham, Timothy J Vyse
Genome-wide association studies have identified hundreds of risk loci for autoimmune disease, yet only a minority (~25%) share genetic effects with changes to gene expression (eQTLs) in immune cells. RNA-Seq based quantification at whole-gene resolution, where abundance is estimated by culminating expression of all transcripts or exons of the same gene, is likely to account for this observed lack of colocalisation as subtle isoform switches and expression variation in independent exons can be concealed. We performed integrative cis-eQTL analysis using association statistics from twenty autoimmune diseases (560 independent loci) and RNA-Seq data from 373 individuals of the Geuvadis cohort profiled at gene-, isoform-, exon-, junction-, and intron-level resolution in lymphoblastoid cell lines...
October 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051068/genotoxic-effect-and-antigen-binding-characteristics-of-sle-auto-antibodies-to-peroxynitrite-modified-human-dna
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Md Asad Khan, Khursheed Alam, Syed Hassan Mehdi, M Moshahid A Rizvi
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease characterized by auto-antibodies against native deoxyribonucleic acid after modification and is one of the reasons for the development of SLE. Here, we have evaluated the structural perturbations in human placental DNA by peroxynitrite using spectroscopy, thermal denaturation and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Peroxynitrite is a powerful potent bi-functional oxidative/nitrative agent that is produced both endogenously and exogenously...
October 16, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042252/the-roles-and-applications-of-autoantibodies-in-progression-diagnosis-treatment-and-prognosis-of-human-malignant-tumours
#11
REVIEW
Jing Wu, Xiaobo Li, Wuqi Song, Yong Fang, Li Yu, Siyuan Liu, Leonid P Churilov, Fengmin Zhang
The existence of autoantibodies towards an individual's own proteins or nucleic acids has been established for more than 100years, and for a long period, these autoantibodies have been believed to be closely associated with autoimmune diseases. However, in recent years, researchers have become more interested in the role and application of autoantibodies in progression, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of human malignant tumours. Over the past few decades, numerous epidemiological studies have shown that the risk of certain cancers is significantly altered (increased or decreased) in patients with autoimmune diseases, which suggests that autoantibodies may play either promoting or suppressing roles in cancer progression...
October 16, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032605/non-apoptotic-functions-of-fas-cd95-in-the-immune-response
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REVIEW
Jean-Philippe Guégan, Patrick Legembre
CD95 (also known as Fas) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) superfamily. Its cognate ligand, CD95L, is implicated in immune homeostasis and immune surveillance. Mutations in this receptor are associated with a loss of apoptotic signaling and have been detected in an autoimmune disorder called autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) type Ia, which shares some clinical features with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In addition, deletions and mutations of CD95 have been described in many cancers, which led researchers to initially classify this receptor as a tumor suppressor...
October 15, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979751/correlation-of-echocardiographic-findings-of-pulmonary-hypertension-with-six-minute-walk-test-and-plasma-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-level-in-systemic-lupus-erythematous
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Leila Ghofraniha, Zahra Mirfeizi, Fatemeh Seyyedi Khabbaz, Farveh Vakilian, Saeed Eslami
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is an increasingly recognized complication of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), which may remain undiagnosed if asymptomatic. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the correlation between echocardiographic findings of PAH and six-minute walk test (6WMT) and serum pro b-type natriuretic peptide (proBNP) level in patients with SLE. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on 50 SLE patients selected from patients referring to the outpatient's department of the Rheumatology Clinic at Imam Reza Hospital in Mashhad, Iran, from July 2013 through September 2014, using resting transthoracic echocardiography to estimate systolic pulmonary artery pressure (sPAP)...
August 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975431/comparison-of-plasma-serum-levels-of-procalcitonin-between-infection-and-febrile-disease-flare-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-meta-analysis
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Li-Na Liu, Peng Wang, Shi-Yang Guan, Xiao-Mei Li, Bao-Zhu Li, Rui-Xue Leng, Hai-Feng Pan
Currently published data regarding the potential role of procalcitonin (PCT) for the discrimination between systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) flare and infection are contradictory. To derive a more precise evaluation, a meta-analysis was performed. Published literatures from PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were obtained. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale was used to assess the study quality. Pooled standard mean difference (SMD) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was calculated by random-effect model analysis...
December 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971213/zytopenien-an%C3%A3-mie-leukopenie-und-thrombopenie
#15
REVIEW
C Kneitz, J Atta, H Burkhardt
Hematological alterations can often be observed during rheumatic diseases. The effects can be clinically severe, ranging from anemia of different grades of severity, through increased risk of hemorrhage due to thrombocytopenia up to severe infections as a result of high-grade leukocytopenia. The clinical sequelae for patients are predominantly determined by the extent of cytopenia. The underlying disease itself can initially be considered as the cause. Examples are anemia as a result of chronic inflammation, antibody-mediated thrombocytopenia as in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or granulocytopenia within the framework of Felty's syndrome...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968513/prevalences-of-autoimmune-diseases-in-schizophrenia-bipolar-i-and-ii-disorder-and-controls
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Laura Cremaschi, Mathias Kardell, Viktoria Johansson, Anniella Isgren, Carl M Sellgren, A Carlo Altamura, Christina M Hultman, Mikael Landén
Previous studies on the relationship between autoimmune diseases, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder are mainly based on hospital discharge registers with insufficient coverage of outpatient data. Furthermore, data is scant on the prevalence of autoimmune diseases in bipolar subgroups. Here we estimate the self-reported prevalences of autoimmune diseases in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder type I and II, and controls. Lifetime prevalence of autoimmune diseases was assessed through a structured interview in a sample of 9076 patients (schizophrenia N = 5278, bipolar disorder type I N = 1952, type II N = 1846) and 6485 controls...
December 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919362/a-homozygote-trex1-mutation-in-two-siblings-with-different-phenotypes-chilblains-and-cerebral-vasculitis
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Rabia Miray Kisla Ekinci, Sibel Balci, Atil Bisgin, Derya Ufuk Altintas, Mustafa Yılmaz
Three prime repair exonuclease 1 degrades single and double stranded DNA with 3'-5' nuclease activity and its mutations are related to type 1 IFN mediated autoinflammation due to accumulated intracellular nucleic acids. To date, several cases of systemic lupus erythematosus, Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome, familial chilblain lupus, retinal vasculopathy-cerebral leukodystrophy have been reported with TREX1 mutations. Chilblain lupus is a skin disease characterized by blue-reddish coloring, swelling or ulcers on acral regions of body such as fingertips, heels, nose and auricles...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916114/-scleritis-and-episcleritis
#18
REVIEW
E Héron, T Bourcier
Episcleritis is generally a benign disease with a self-limited course, while scleritis is a severe ocular condition due to a risk of impaired vision in one-fifth of patients and its association with systemic diseases in one third of them. Infectious scleritis, representing 8 % of the etiologies, is mainly of herpetic origin (varicella zoster and herpes simplex viruses). A systemic autoimmune disease is observed in roughly 30 % of scleritis patients: inflammatory rheumatisms (15 %), firstly rheumatoid polyarthritis, systemic vasculitides (8 %), mainly granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) and polychondritis, and less often inflammatory bowel disease and systemic lupus erythematosus...
October 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914273/patterns-and-appropriateness-of-thrombophilia-testing-in-an-academic-medical-center
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Nicholas Cox, Stacy A Johnson, Sara Vazquez, Ryan P Fleming, Matthew T Rondina, David Kaplan, Stephanie Chauv, Gabriel V Fontaine, Scott M Stevens, Scott Woller, Daniel M Witt
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines recommend against routine use of thrombophilia testing in patients with acute thromboembolism. Thrombophilia testing rarely changes acute management of a thrombotic event. OBJECTIVE: To determine appropriateness of thrombophilia testing in a teaching hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: One academic medical center in Utah. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who received thrombophilia testing between July 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014...
September 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884609/impact-of-classical-risk-factors-for-arterial-or-venous-thrombosis-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#20
Daniel Navarro-Carpentieri, Maria Del Carmen Castillo-Hernandez, Karim Majluf-Cruz, Guillermo Espejo-Godinez, Paola Carmona-Olvera, Manuel Moreno-Hernandez, Yolanda Lugo-García, Jesús Hernandez-Juarez, Luis Loarca-Piña, Irma Isordia-Salas, Abraham Majluf-Cruz
There are classical risk factors associated with arterial thrombosis (AT) or venous thromboembolic disease (VTD). However, less is known about these risk factors and AT or VTD episodes in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Our aim was to elucidate whether APS-related thrombotic episodes are associated with the same risk factors as the non-APS population. We gathered demographics, medical history, complications, and causes of death associated with the risk factors for AT or VTD in patients with APS...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
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