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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145701/tnf-antagonists-killing-two-birds-with-one-biologic-stone
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EDITORIAL
Joan M Bathon, Jon T Giles, Daniel H Solomon
Forty years have passed since it was first recognized that patients with autoimmune rheumatic disease have an increased risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular (CV) events (1) Although initial reports focused on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), similar findings were verified subsequently in patients with psoriasis (Ps) and/or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and spondyloarthritis. An early feature of the atherosclerotic lesion is infiltration with inflammatory cells, particularly monocytes/macrophages, and the presence of these cells in mature plaque elevates the risk of plaque rupture and thrombosis (2)...
November 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126783/two-case-reports-using-simulated-reattachment-to-treat-persistent-complex-bereavement-disorder-and-ptsd
#2
Mark Rider
These case reports focus on a rapid treatment for persistent complex bereavement disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which appears to activate the mirror neuron network. Simulated reattachment is a technique which has been found to repair phantom limb pain in just a few sessions. The same neuroplasticity that accomplishes phantom pain relief has been found to occur in the treatment of complicated grief and PTSD using similar methods. The simulated reattachment for the client in Case one was found to significantly reduce the symptoms of both complicated grief and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) within one session...
October 6, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095019/microbiota-and-oxidant-antioxidant-balance-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Sonia González, Isabel Gutie Rrez-Díaz, Patricia Lo Pez, Ana Suárez, Tania Fernández-Navarro, Borja Sánchez, Abelardo Margolles
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic infl ammatory disease of autoimmune nature, in which oxidative stress is implicated. AIM: Compare the concentrations of dietary and blood antioxidants, as well as gut microbiota, with serum malondialdehyde (MDA) and C reactive protein (CRP) in 21 subjects suffering from non-active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and 21 age and gender-matched controls. METHODS: General biochemical parameters and CRP were determined by enzymatic methods: copper, zinc and selenium by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), MDA and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) by spectrophotometric methods, gut microbiota by metagenomic analyses and dietary intake by means of food frequency questionnaire...
July 28, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993952/discordance-of-the-framingham-cardiovascular-risk-score-and-the-2013-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-risk-score-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Kashif Jafri, Alexis Ogdie, Atif Qasim, Sarah L Patterson, Milena Gianfrancesco, Zara Izadi, Patricia Katz, Jinoos Yazdany, Gabriela Schmajuk
Despite the increasing use of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) cardiovascular (CV) risk score in clinical practice, few studies have compared this score to the Framingham risk score among rheumatologic patients. We calculated Framingham and 2013 ACC/AHA risk scores in subjects with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and assessed demographic, CV, and rheumatologic characteristics associated with discordant scores (high-risk ACC/AHA scores but low-risk Framingham scores)...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946518/comparison-of-25-hidroksi-vitamin-d-serum-concentrations-in-patients-with-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
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Mustafa Serdar Sağ, Sinem Sağ, İbrahim Tekeoğlu, Berna Solak, Ayhan Kamanlı, Kemal Nas, Halil Harman, Mine Kantar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECT: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), inflammatory bowel disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and multiple sclerosis (MS) are some of the autoimmune diseases related to the decreases in Vitamin D levels. The same immunological properties as psoriasis, such as Th1/Th2 dysregulation, are seen in all of them. This study aims to compare 25-hidroksi Vitamin D (25-OHD) serum concentrations in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892879/evaluation-of-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-autoantibodies-and-c-reactive-protein-in-common-autoimmune-skin-diseases-with-and-without-arthritis
#6
Bandana Kumari, Pawan Kumar, Radha Krishna Prasad Chaudhary
INTRODUCTION: Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptides (CCPs) are a well known diagnostic and prognostic noble marker for rheumatoid arthritis. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is an acute phase protein whose level rises in response to inflammation. AIM: This study was undertaken to show the role of the two markers (anti-CCPs and CRP) in autoimmune skin disorder and their association with associated arthritis in these disorder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Serum anti-CCP antibodies and CRP was measured in 50 patients of autoimmune skin disease of which 28 were of psoriasis, 12 of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and 10 of Pemphigus Vulgaris (PV)...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862243/association-of-anti-clic2-and-anti-hmgb1-autoantibodies-with-higher-disease-activity-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
#7
C S Syahidatulamali, W G Wan Syamimee, Y Nor Azwany, K K Wong, C H Che Maraina
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by numerous autoantibodies. In this study, we investigated the presence of anti-chloride intracellular channel 2 (anti-CLIC2) and anti-high mobility group box 1 (anti-HMGB1) autoantibodies in SLE patients (n = 43) versus healthy controls ([HCs] n = 43), and their association with serological parameters (antinuclear antibody [ANA], anti-double-stranded DNA [anti-dsDNA], and C-reactive protein [CRP]) and disease activity using Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI) score (active or inactive)...
October 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840341/usefulness-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-biomarker-for-diagnosing-infections-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#8
Hyoun-Ah Kim, Ju-Yang Jung, Chang-Hee Suh
Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) have been investigated as disease activity markers for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Hence, we investigated the clinical significance of these parameters in diagnosing infection in patients with SLE. In total, 120 patients with SLE, who were admitted to hospital due to disease flares or infection, were recruited for the study. Of the 120 patients, 60 had a concurrent infection (SLE with infection), while the remaining 60 patients were admitted with a flare without any evidence of infection (SLE with flare)...
November 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766758/comparisons-of-neutrophil-monocyte-eosinophil-and-basophil-lymphocyte-ratios-among-various-systemic-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Zaixing Yang, Zhiyu Zhang, Feng Lin, Yingpeng Ren, Donghong Liu, Renqian Zhong, Yan Liang
This study was aimed to evaluate levels of neutrophil- (NLR), monocyte- (MLR), eosinophil- (ELR), and basophil-lymphocyte ratio (BLR) and their association with inflammatory markers in systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs). A total of 1139 SARD patients and 170 healthy individuals were enrolled. Clinical and laboratory data were extracted. NLR and MLR were significantly increased, but BLR decreased in most SARD patients (p < 0.05). ELR were significantly decreased in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, but increased in those with other SARDs (p < 0...
October 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688058/a-retrospective-study-of-joint-infections-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#10
Lin Qiao, Dong Xu, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng, Fengchun Zhang
The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical characteristics of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with joint infections. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 11,734 SLE patients admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) from January 1990 to December 2016. Twenty patients who developed joint infections were identified. Subjects without joint infections (designated as control patients) were selected from the pool of SLE patients using a 1:4 systematic sampling method...
July 8, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567557/c-reactive-protein-1444ct-rs1130864-genetic-polymorphism-is-associated-with-the-susceptibility-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-c-reactive-protein-levels
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Francieli Delongui, Marcell Allyson Batisti Lozovoy, Tatiana Mayiumi Veiga Iriyoda, Neide Tomimura Costa, Nicole Perugini Stadtlober, Daniela Frizon Alfieri, Tamires Flauzino, Isaias Dichi, Andréa Name Colado Simão, Edna Maria Vissoci Reiche
The T rare allele of +1444CT (rs1130864) polymorphism of C-reactive protein (CRP) has been associated with increased CRP levels in some inflammatory conditions, but its role on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) susceptibility and on CRP levels in SLE patients remains uncertain. The objective of the study was to evaluate the association between the rs1130864 CRP polymorphism with SLE susceptibility, disease activity, and CRP levels in SLE Brazilian patients. The study enrolled 176 SLE patients and 137 controls...
August 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566480/autoantibodies-against-c-reactive-protein-influence-complement-activation-and-clinical-course-in-lupus-nephritis
#12
Qiu-Yu Li, Hai-Yun Li, Ge Fu, Feng Yu, Yi Wu, Ming-Hui Zhao
Autoantibodies against the major acute-phase reactant C-reactive protein (CRP) are frequently found in patients with lupus nephritis. Further defining the autoimmune epitopes on CRP may not only improve patient stratification but also, hint at mechanisms of CRP action. Herein, we show that amino acids 35-47 constitute the major epitope recognized by anti-CRP autoantibodies in patients with lupus nephritis. Notably, the presence of autoantibodies against amino acids 35-47 associated with more severe renal damage and predicted worse outcome...
October 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499323/-cmv-associated-acute-liver-failure-in-a-patient-receiving-tocilizumab-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#13
Sophie Fromhold-Treu, Andreas Erbersdobler, Manuela Turan, Gunther Neeck, Georg Lamprecht
A 41-year-old female patient was admitted because of febrile jaundice and acute liver failure. The quick and the bilirubin were 21 % and 258 µmol/l, and there was hepatic encephalopathy I°. AST and AP had a maximum of 612 and 215 U/l. Despite a strong left shift in the differential, the CRP had a maximum of 15 mg/l. Because of an atypically presenting systemic lupus erythematosus, she had been treated with Azathioprine, steroids and Tocilizumab until 12 days before admission. The diagnostic workup revealed CMV hepatitis and necrotizing hepatopathy, which was interpreted as toxic hepatitis...
May 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489009/-vanishing-lungs-a-case-report
#14
Thorunn Halldora Thordardottir, Arni Jon Geirsson, Sif Hansdottir
A 55 year old female with rheumatoid arthritis who was repeatedly admitted to internal medicine for fever, shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain. Laboratory work up showed normal WBC but elevated CRP and sedimentatation rate. Cultures were negative. Imaging studies revealed elevated diaphragms, bilateral atelectasis and pleural fluid but normal lung parenchyma. Lung function testing showed restriction. Anti-dsDNA and anti-Ro/SSA were elevated. A clinical diagnosis of anti-TNF-induced lupus secondary to infliximab and shrinking lung syndrome was made...
May 2017: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483541/clinical-spectrum-and-therapeutic-management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associated-macrophage-activation-syndrome-a-study-of-103-episodes-in-89-adult-patients
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REVIEW
Pierre-Edouard Gavand, Ilaria Serio, Laurent Arnaud, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Julien Carvelli, Antoine Dossier, Olivier Hinschberger, Luc Mouthon, Véronique Le Guern, Anne-Sophie Korganow, Vincent Poindron, Clément Gourguechon, Christian Lavigne, François Maurier, Guylaine Labro, Marie Heymonet, Matthieu Artifoni, Amélie Brabant Viau, Cristophe Deligny, Thomas Sene, Louis Terriou, Jean Sibilia, Alexis Mathian, Coralie Bloch-Queyrat, Claire Larroche, Zahir Amoura, Thierry Martin
OBJECTIVES: Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory syndrome that can occur during systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Data on MAS in adult SLE patients are very limited. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, treatments, and outcomes of a large series of SLE-associated MAS. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study that included 103 episodes of MAS in 89 adult patients with SLE...
July 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426384/a-2-year-old-boy-with-circulatory-failure-owing-to-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-case-report
#16
Werner Keenswijk, Johan Vande Walle
A 2-year-old boy presented with severe hypotension and acute kidney injury after a prodrome of non-bloody diarrhoea and fever in the preceding 3 days. He had a mild Ebstein cardiac anomaly but otherwise a normal past history and growth. On examination, he looked ill, his temperature was 37.5 °C, circulation was poor, and there were several purpuric lesions on the face, hands and scrotum. Haemoglobin was 7.8 g/dL (11-14), total white cell count 27 × 10(9)/L, platelets 62 × 10(9)/L, blood urea nitrogen 20...
April 20, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420068/pentraxin-3-levels-are-associated-with-vasculitis-and-disease-activity-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
S Sahin, A Adrovic, K Barut, S Durmus, R Gelisgen, H Uzun, O Kasapcopur
Objectives Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammatory organ damage by means of vasculitis. Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) is expressed locally at the sites of inflammatory processes, predominantly from endothelial cells. In adult studies, PTX3 has shown to be an indicator of active vasculitis both in large-vessel and small-vessel vasculitides, as well as in SLE. Moreover, in SLE it has found to be correlated with disease activity, and with some of the clinical manifestations and laboratory parameters...
September 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416005/serum-c-reactive-protein-concentrations-in-nova-scotia-duck-tolling-retrievers-with-immune-mediated-rheumatic-disease
#18
Hanna Dorotea Bremer, Anna Hillström, Malin Kånåhols, Ragnvi Hagman, Helene Hansson-Hamlin
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers (NSDTRs) are a dog breed often affected by immune-mediated rheumatic disease (IMRD), a disorder characterised by chronic stiffness and joint pain. Most, but not all, dogs with IMRD, have antinuclear antibodies (ANA), which are also commonly present in the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The clinical and diagnostic findings of IMRD indicate that it is an SLE-related disorder. C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase protein, is a quantitative marker of inflammation for many diseases and is used for diagnosing and monitoring systemic inflammation in both humans and dogs...
April 17, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385126/do-classic-blood-biomarkers-of-jsle-identify-active-lupus-nephritis-evidence-from-the-uk-jsle-cohort-study
#19
E M D Smith, A L Jorgensen, M W Beresford
Background Lupus nephritis (LN) affects up to 80% of juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) patients. The value of commonly available biomarkers, such as anti-dsDNA antibodies, complement (C3/C4), ESR and full blood count parameters in the identification of active LN remains uncertain. Methods Participants from the UK JSLE Cohort Study, aged <16 years at diagnosis, were categorized as having active or inactive LN according to the renal domain of the British Isles Lupus Assessment Group score...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352058/the-relationship-between-anti-c-reactive-protein-and-disease-activity-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
Chang-Nam Son, Tae-Han Lee, Ji-Hye Bang, Hye-Jin Jeong, Jin-Nyeong Chae, Won-Mok Lee, Ji-Min Kim, Sang-Hyon Kim
Background/Aims: Anti-C-reactive protein (CRP) antibody has been introduced as a potential biologic marker in Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of study is to evaluate the level of anti-CRP antibody in patients with SLE. Methods: This study investigated the relationship between levels of anti-CRP antibodies and disease activity markers, such as complement, anti-double-stranded DNA antibody, and SLE disease activity index in 34 patients with SLE. Results: The serum anti-CRP antibody levels of the patients with SLE were significantly higher than those of the healthy controls (11...
March 31, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
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