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polymyositis guidelines

Hayley Barnes, Anne E Holland, Glen P Westall, Nicole Sl Goh, Ian N Glaspole
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of individuals with interstitial lung disease (ILD) have associated connective tissue disease (CTD). The connective tissue disorders most commonly associated with ILD include scleroderma/systemic sclerosis (SSc), rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, and Sjögren's syndrome. Although many people with CTD-ILD do not develop progressive lung disease, a significant proportion do progress, leading to reduced physical function, decreased quality of life, and death...
January 3, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Osman Sinanović, Sanela Zukić, Adnan Burina, Nermina Pirić, Renata Hodžić, Mirza Atić, Mirna Alečković-Halilović, Enisa Mešić
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is an extracorporeal blood purification technique that is designed to remove substances with a large molecular weight. The TPE procedure includes removal of antibodies, alloantibodies, immune complexes, monoclonal protein, toxins or cytokines, and involves the replenishment of a specific plasma factor. The aim of the study was to describe the clinical response to TPE in various neurological patients, and to assess the clinical response to this therapy...
2017: F1000Research
Andrew L Mammen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides guidelines for diagnosing and treating the different subtypes of autoimmune myopathies. RECENT FINDINGS: The most common subtypes of autoimmune myopathies are dermatomyositis, immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy, antisynthetase syndrome, and overlap syndromes; isolated polymyositis is an exceptionally rare disease. Specific autoantibodies are associated with unique clinical phenotypes and may be used for diagnostic and prognostic purposes, such as to assess the risk of coexisting malignancy...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
David A Kahn
Well-established practice guidelines and a solid body of evidence underpin the safe and effective use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), primarily in mood disorders. In this issue of the journal, 3 case reports deal with situations that fall outside of the usual guidelines: treatment resistance to ECT overcome by combined use with antidepressant medication; use of ECT in the presence of polymyositis; and use of ECT for an unusually severe case of neuroleptic malignant syndrome, assisted by consultation from an online expert resource...
November 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
Ran Nakashima
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October 10, 2014: Nihon Naika Gakkai Zasshi. the Journal of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Atsushi Sugiura, Nobusada Funabashi, Koya Ozawa, Yoshio Kobayashi
PURPOSE: We investigated the relationship of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction and LV mass index (LVMI) against pulmonary hypertension (PH) in systemic autoimmune disease (SAD). METHODS: A total of 84 SAD patients (68 females; 53±17years; systemic lupus erythematosus, 27%; scleroderma, 17%; vasculitis, 16%; mixed connective tissue disease, 13% and polymyositis/dermatomyositis complex, 10%) without significant pericardial effusion (PE) on TTE (Vivid E9, GE) were analyzed...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Erin Vermaak, Sarah L Tansley, Neil J McHugh
Dermatomyositis and polymyositis are rare chronic inflammatory disorders with significant associated morbidity and mortality despite treatment. High-dose corticosteroids in addition to other interventions such as immunosuppressants, immunomodulators, and more recently, biologics are commonly used in clinical practice; however, there are no clear guidelines directing their use. Our objective was to systematically review the evidence for immunotherapy in the treatment of dermatomyositis and polymyositis. Relevant studies were identified through Embase and PubMed database searches...
December 2015: Clinical Rheumatology
Ganary Dabiri, Vincent Falanga
Connective tissue disorders (CTD), which are often also termed collagen vascular diseases, include a number of related inflammatory conditions. Some of these diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), localized scleroderma (morphea variants localized to the skin), Sjogren's syndrome, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and mixed connective tissue disease. In addition to the systemic manifestations of these diseases, there are a number of cutaneous features that make these conditions recognizable on physical exam...
November 2013: Journal of Tissue Viability
Vanja Bascić-Kes, Petar Kes, Iris Zavoreo, Marijana Lisak, Lucija Zadro, Lejla Corić, Vida Demarin
The use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) in the management of patients with neuroimmune disorders has shown a progressive trend over the last few years. Despite the wide use of IVIg, consensus on its optimal use is deficient. The European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) guidance regulations offer consensus recommendations for optimal use of IVIg. The effectiveness of IVIg has been proven in Guillain-Barré syndrome (level A), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (level A), multifocal mononeuropathy (level A), acute exacerbations of myasthenia gravis and short-term treatment of severe myasthenia gravis (level A)...
December 2012: Acta Clinica Croatica
Floranne C Ernste, Ann M Reed
Recently, there have been important advances in the understanding of the pathophysiologic features, assessment, and management of patients with a newly diagnosed idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM). Myositis-specific autoantibodies have been identified to define patient subgroups and offer prognostic implications. Similarly, proinflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin 6 and type 1 interferon-dependent genes, may serve as potential biomarkers of disease activity in adult and juvenile patients with dermatomyositis (DM)...
January 2013: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Carla Fernandez, Nathalie Bardin, André Maues De Paula, Emmanuelle Salort-Campana, Audrey Benyamine, Jérôme Franques, Nicolas Schleinitz, Pierre-Jean Weiller, Jean Pouget, Jean-François Pellissier, Dominique Figarella-Branger
The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are acquired muscle diseases characterized by muscle weakness and inflammation on muscle biopsy. Clinicoserologic classifications do not take muscle histology into account to distinguish the subsets of IIM. Our objective was to determine the pathologic features of each serologic subset of IIM and to correlate muscle biopsy results with the clinicoserologic classification defined by Troyanov et al, and with the final diagnoses. We retrospectively studied a cohort of 178 patients with clinicopathologic features suggestive of IIM with the exclusion of inclusion body myositis...
January 2013: Medicine (Baltimore)
H S Patwa, V Chaudhry, H Katzberg, A D Rae-Grant, Y T So
OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence for the efficacy of IV immunoglobulin (IVIg) to treat neuromuscular disorders. METHODS: The MEDLINE, Web of Science, and EMBASE databases were searched (1966-2009). Selected articles were rated according to the American Academy of Neurology's therapeutic classification of evidence scheme; recommendations were based on the evidence level. RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: IVIg is as efficacious as plasmapheresis and should be offered for treating Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in adults (Level A)...
March 27, 2012: Neurology
Shunji Yoshida
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) was found to be the primary cause of death in mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). This led to investigation of the prevalence of PH in other connective tissue diseases (CTD). In 1998, the Ministry of Health and Welfare's MCTD Research Committee revealed complication of PH diagnosed by physicians in 5.02% MCTD patients, 0.90% systemic lupus erythematosus patients, 2.64% systemic sclerosis patients, and 0.56% polymyositis/dermatomyositis patients. These results have been supported by a similar survey performed in North America...
December 2011: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
S Maddali Bongi, A Del Rosso
Physical exercise, aiming to improve range of movement, muscle strength and physical well being, lately substituted the immobilization previously prescribed in rheumatic diseases. International guidelines, recommendations of Scientific Societies, and structured reviews regard physical exercise as of pivotal importance in treating rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia syndrome, osteoporosis, and to be considered in connective tissue diseases. Therapeutic exercise should: aim to improve firstly local symptoms and then general health; respect the pain threshold; be a part of a treatment including pharmacological therapies and other rehabilitation techniques, be administered by skilled physiotherapist under the guide of a rheumatologist, be different according to different diseases, disease phases and patient expectations...
January 2010: Reumatismo
Christina F Pelajo, Jorge M Lopez-Benitez, Laurie C Miller
Vitamin D levels depend on many variables, including sun exposure, age, ethnicity, body mass index, use of medications and supplements. A much higher oral vitamin D intake than the current guidelines is necessary to maintain adequate circulating 25(OH)D levels in the absence of UVB radiation of the skin. In addition to the traditional known metabolic activities, vitamin D has been shown to modulate the immune system, and its deficiency has been linked to the development of several autoimmune disorders including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis...
May 2010: Autoimmunity Reviews
Catriona Harkins, Graeme Hammond-Tooke, James Faed
AIM: To determine the extent to which the use of intravenous human immunoglobulin for neurological conditions complied with the guidelines of the Australian Health Minister's Advisory Council. METHODS: Patients treated with intravenous immunoglobulin in Otago over a 5.5-year period were identified from the records of the New Zealand Blood Service and the hospital files were reviewed. RESULTS: 200 patients received immunoglobulin therapy, of whom 57 had neurological conditions: myasthenia gravis, (15...
October 30, 2009: New Zealand Medical Journal
Binh Y Nguyen, John D Reveille
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate the rheumatic manifestations associated with HIV infection in the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era. RECENT FINDINGS: The overall prevalence of rheumatic manifestations in HIV population is approximately 9% with various clinical features. Anti-TNF agents do not appear to adversely affect the CD4 cell counts or viral load if the HIV infection is well controlled prior to initiation of therapy. SUMMARY: In the HAART era, HIV-infected individuals can be affected by various rheumatic syndromes including arthritis, spondyloarthritis, DILS, vasculitides, connective tissue disease, myopathies, and musculoskeletal diseases...
July 2009: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
Heinz Wiendl
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (notably polymyositis and dermatomyositis) are relatively uncommon diseases with a heterogeneous clinical presentation. Only a few randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials have been performed, measures to assess outcome and response to treatment have to be validated. Initial treatment options of first choice are corticosteroids, although rarely tested in randomized, controlled trials. Unfortunately, not all patients respond to them and many develop undesirable side effects...
October 2008: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
F L Mastaglia
The three major immune-mediated inflammatory myopathies, dermatomyositis (DM), polymyositis (PM) and inclusion body myositis (IBM), each have their own distinctive clinical features, underlying pathogenetic mechanisms and patterns of muscle gene expression. In DM a complement-dependent humoral process thought to be initiated by antibodies to endothelial cells results in a microangiopathy with secondary ischemic changes in muscles. On the other hand, in PM and IBM there is a T-cell response with invasion of muscle fibers by CD8+ lymphocytes and perforin-mediated cytotoxic necrosis...
July 2008: Neurology India
I Elovaara, S Apostolski, P van Doorn, N E Gilhus, A Hietaharju, J Honkaniemi, I N van Schaik, N Scolding, P Soelberg Sørensen, B Udd
Despite high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is widely used in treatment of a number of immune-mediated neurological diseases, the consensus on its optimal use is insufficient. To define the evidence-based optimal use of IVIG in neurology, the recent papers of high relevance were reviewed and consensus recommendations are given according to EFNS guidance regulations. The efficacy of IVIG has been proven in Guillain-Barré syndrome (level A), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (level A), multifocal mononeuropathy (level A), acute exacerbations of myasthenia gravis (MG) and short-term treatment of severe MG (level A recommendation), and some paraneoplastic neuropathies (level B)...
September 2008: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
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