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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341216/primary-scarring-alopecia-a-retrospective-study-of-89-patients-in-taiwan
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Hsing-Jou Su, An-Yu Cheng, Cheng-Han Liu, Chia-Bau Chu, Chaw-Ning Lee, Chao-Kai Hsu, Julia Yu-Yun Lee, Chao-Chun Yang
Primary scarring alopecia (PSA) is caused by irreversible damage to the hair epithelial stem cells that reside in hair follicles. There is limited published work regarding PSA amongst the Asian population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and to characterize the subtypes of PSA in southern Taiwan. In this retrospective case series, we reviewed 89 patients with pathology-confirmed PSA. The data was collected from National Cheng Kung University Hospital between 1988 through 2016. The clinical and histological data were reviewed, and the patients were characterized into different subtypes of PSA based on the clinical features and histological findings...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328507/genetics-of-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Trixy David, Stephanie Ling, Anne Barton
Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) are characterised by dysregulation of the normal immune response, which leads to inflammation. Together, they account for a high disease burden in the population, given that they are usually chronic conditions with associated co-morbidities. Examples include systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and type 1 diabetes. Since the advent of genome-wide association studies, evidence of considerable genetic overlap in the loci predisposing to a wide range of IMIDs has emerged...
January 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325582/urinary-angiostatin-cxcl4-and-vcam-1-as-biomarkers-of-lupus-nephritis
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Chi Chiu Mok, Samar Soliman, Ling Yin Ho, Fatma A Mohamed, Faten Ismail Mohamed, Chandra Mohan
BACKGROUND: The aim was to study urinary angiostatin, CXC chemokine ligand 4 (CXCL4) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) as biomarkers of renal disease in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHOD: Patients who fulfilled ≥ 4 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for SLE with active renal, active non-renal or inactive disease, and a group of healthy controls were studied. Urine samples were assayed for angiostatin, CXCL4 and VCAM-1 by ELISA, and normalized by creatinine...
January 11, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318934/increased-incidence-of-cancer-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-finnish-cohort-study-with-more-than-25-years-of-follow-up
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K R Tallbacka, T Pettersson, E Pukkala
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the cancer risk in a cohort of Finnish patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) when followed over the long term. METHOD: The cohort consisted of 182 female and 23 male SLE patients treated at the Helsinki University Central Hospital from 1967 to 1987. The cohort was linked to the Finnish Cancer Registry and followed for cancer incidence from 1967 to 2013. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) were calculated by dividing the number of observed cases by the number of expected cases for different types of cancer...
January 10, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276769/low-incidence-of-opportunistic-infections-in-lupus-patients-treated-with-cyclophosphamide-and-steroids-in-a-tertiary-care-setting
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Shubhasree Banerjee, Ann Biehl, Maryam Ghaderi-Yeganeh, Zerai Manna, Sarfaraz Hasni
Background: Infection is common cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Our objective was to determine incidence and types of infections, particularly opportunistic infections, in SLE patients receiving cyclophosphamide, and to identify contribution of variables like demographics, steroid, other immunosuppressives, white blood cell and absolute neutrophil count to infection risk. Patients and Methods: We did retrospective chart review of SLE patients in our institute over last 10 years, who received minimum six cyclophosphamide infusions...
March 2017: Medical Research Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261752/a-comparison-of-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-across-four-systemic-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-sards
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Julia Greenfield, Marie Hudson, Evelyne Vinet, Paul R Fortin, Vivian Bykerk, Christian A Pineau, Mianbo Wang, Sasha Bernatsky, Murray Baron
OBJECTIVES: To compare physical and mental health-related quality of life (HRQoL) across four systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARD). METHODS: Incident subjects enrolled in four SARD cohorts, namely systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis (SSc), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) were studied. The outcomes of interest were baseline Short Form Health Survey physical (PCS) and mental (MCS) component summary scores...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245125/delayed-type-hypersensitivity-to-metals-in-connective-tissue-diseases-and-fibromyalgia
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REVIEW
Geir Bjørklund, Maryam Dadar, Jan Aaseth
Rheumatic diseases include a group of autoimmune disorders with environmental and genetic etiology that are characterized as a subgroup of connective tissue diseases (CTD). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often involves the small joints of the hands in a symmetrical fashion that can lead to loss of joint function, and RA, as well as Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and other rheumatic diseases, are often accompanied by sensitivity to metals. Numerous investigations on metal sensitivity were evaluated in this review. A detailed metal exposure history was collected by different evaluation of studies...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238602/single-cell-gene-expression-patterns-in-lupus-monocytes-independently-indicate-disease-activity-interferon-and-therapy
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Zhongbo Jin, Wei Fan, Mark A Jensen, Jessica M Dorschner, George F Bonadurer, Danielle M Vsetecka, Shreyasee Amin, Ashima Makol, Floranne Ernste, Thomas Osborn, Kevin Moder, Vaidehi Chowdhary, Timothy B Niewold
Objectives: Important findings can be masked in gene expression studies of mixed cell populations. We examined single-cell gene expression in SLE patient monocytes in the context of clinical and immunological features. Methods: Monocytes were purified from patients with SLE and controls, and individually isolated for single-cell gene expression measurement. A panel of monocyte-related transcripts were measured in individual classical (CL) and non-classical (NCL) monocytes...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237099/calcium-channel-blockers-for-primary-and-secondary-raynaud-s-phenomenon
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REVIEW
Fadumo Rirash, Paul C Tingey, Sarah E Harding, Lara J Maxwell, Elizabeth Tanjong Ghogomu, George A Wells, Peter Tugwell, Janet Pope
BACKGROUND: Raynaud's phenomenon is a vasospastic disease characterized by digital pallor, cyanosis, and extremity pain. Primary Raynaud's phenomenon is not associated with underlying disease, but secondary Raynaud's phenomenon is associated with connective tissue disorders such as systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and mixed connective tissue disease. Calcium channel blockers promote vasodilation and are commonly used when drug treatment for Raynaud's phenomenon is required...
December 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230954/association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-an-indian-cohort
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Harishankar Mahto, Rina Tripathy, Bidyut K Das, Aditya K Panda
AIM: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder with various clinical manifestations. Susceptibility to development of SLE has been linked to several factors, such as genetic, environmental and hormonal. Vitamin D appears to have a regulatory role on disease manifestation and activity. Vitamin D exerts its effect through vitamin D receptors (VDR). Several studies have demonstrated an association between VDR polymorphisms and susceptibility to SLE in different populations, although the results are still inconclusive...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224681/role-of-interferons-in-sle
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REVIEW
Anders A Bengtsson, Lars Rönnblom
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects many different organ systems, with excessive production of type I interferons (IFNs) and autoantibodies against nucleic acids as hallmarks. Activation of the type I IFN system in SLE is due to continuous stimulation of plasmacytoid dendritic cells by endogenous nucleic acids, leading to sustained type I IFN production. This is reflected by an overexpression of type I IFN-regulated genes or an IFN signature. Type I IFNs have effects on both the innate and adaptive immune systems, which contribute to both loss of tolerance and the autoimmune disease process...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224672/sle-redefined-on-the-basis-of-molecular-pathways
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REVIEW
Guillermo Barturen, Marta E Alarcón-Riquelme
The implementation of precision medicine requires the recruiting of patients in statistically enough numbers, the possibility of obtaining enough materials, and the integration of data from various platforms, which are all real limitations. These types of studies have been performed extensively in cancer but barely on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or other rheumatic diseases. To consider the practical use of the information obtained from such studies, we have to take into account the best biological fluid to use, the ease to perform the analysis in clinical practice, and its relevance to clinical practice...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214034/identification-of-biomarkers-of-response-to-abatacept-in-patients-with-sle-using-deconvolution-of-whole-blood-transcriptomic-data-from-a-phase-iib-clinical-trial
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Somnath Bandyopadhyay, Sean E Connolly, Omar Jabado, June Ye, Sheila Kelly, Michael A Maldonado, Rene Westhovens, Peter Nash, Joan T Merrill, Robert M Townsend
Objective: To characterise patients with active SLE based on pretreatment gene expression-defined peripheral immune cell patterns and identify clusters enriched for potential responders to abatacept treatment. Methods: This post hoc analysis used baseline peripheral whole blood transcriptomic data from patients in a phase IIb trial of intravenous abatacept (~10 mg/kg/month). Cell-specific genes were used with a published deconvolution algorithm to identify immune cell proportions in patient samples, and unsupervised consensus clustering was generated...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201150/differences-in-the-gut-microbiota-of-dogs-canis-lupus-familiaris-fed-a-natural-diet-or-a-commercial-feed-revealed-by-the-illumina-miseq-platform
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Junhyung Kim, Jae-Uk An, Woohyun Kim, Soomin Lee, Seongbeom Cho
Background: Recent advances in next-generation sequencing technologies have enabled comprehensive analysis of the gut microbiota, which is closely linked to the health of the host. Consequently, several studies have explored the factors affecting gut microbiota composition. In recent years, increasing number of dog owners are feeding their pets a natural diet i.e., one consisting of bones, raw meat (such as chicken and beef), and vegetables, instead of commercial feed. However, the effect of these diets on the microbiota of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) is unclear...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192160/a-novel-human-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-model-in-humanised-mice
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Merry Gunawan, Zhisheng Her, Min Liu, Sue Yee Tan, Xue Ying Chan, Wilson Wei Sheng Tan, Shubasree Dharmaraaja, Yong Fan, Chee Bing Ong, Eva Loh, Kenneth Tou En Chang, Thiam Chye Tan, Jerry Kok Yen Chan, Qingfeng Chen
Mouse models have contributed to the bulk of knowledge on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Nevertheless, substantial differences exist between human and mouse immune system. We aimed to establish and characterise a SLE model mediated by human immune system. Injection of pristane into immunodeficient mice reconstituted with human immune system (humanised mice) recapitulated key SLE features, including: production of human anti-nuclear autoantibodies, lupus nephritis, and pulmonary serositis. There was a reduction in the number of human lymphocytes in peripheral blood, resembling lymphopenia in SLE patients...
November 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152150/meta-analysis-of-the-association-between-nlrp1-polymorphisms-and-the-susceptibility-to-vitiligo-and-associated-autoimmune-diseases
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Juan Li, Min Yan, Yuan Zhang, Chao Feng, Huicong Wang, Cuiyu Wang, Li Sun
Genetic variants are linked to vitiligo and associated autoimmune diseases. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of the rs12150220, rs2670660, and rs6502867 polymorphisms within the human NLR Family Pyrin Domain Containing 1 (NLRP1) gene. We initially identified 1,306 candidate articles through literature searches of Pubmed, WOS, Embase, CNKI, WANFANGI, Ovid, Scopus, and Cochrane in July 2017. After strict screening, we included 19 eligible case-control studies, and analyzed the data using Stata/SE 12...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
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
#20
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
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