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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100106/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-the-light-of-the-regulatory-effects-of-galectin-1-on-t-cell-function
#1
Á Hornung, É Monostori, L Kovács
Galectin-1 is an endogenous immunoregulatory lectin-type protein. Its most important effects are the inhibition of the differentiation and cytokine production of Th1 and Th17 cells, and the induction of apoptosis of activated T-cells. Galectin-1 has been identified as a key molecule in antitumor immune surveillance, and data are accumulating about the pathogenic role of its deficiency, and the beneficial effects of its administration in various autoimmune disease models. Initial animal and human studies strongly suggest deficiencies in both galectin-1 production and responsiveness in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) T-cells...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099213/hydroxychloroquine-induced-erythema-multiforme
#2
Nour Abou Assalie, Robert Durcan, Laura Durcan, Michelle A Petri
Hydroxychloroquine is the cornerstone of medical therapy in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a case of erythema multiforme in association with this medication in a 25-year-old white woman with SLE. We provide a detailed review of the reported cases in the literature of hydroxychloroquine-induced severe cutaneous adverse reactions. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of hydroxychloroquine-induced erythema multiforme in the setting of SLE.
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097391/-tapering-and-termination-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#3
REVIEW
M Aringer, N Leuchten, R Fischer-Betz
Similar to patients with other rheumatic diseases, patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) nowadays can also have the desire to terminate immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory medications. In order to provide appropriate advice to patients, the two main issues are the risk of severe adverse events under long-term therapy with any drug and the perceived risk of a flare, in particular of severe flares. The risks of long-term therapy vary greatly between drugs, ranging from severe unacceptable risks with cyclophosphamide and higher dose glucocorticoids to low risks usually outweighed by long-term benefits with hydroxychloroquine...
January 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093332/chitin-and-chitinase-role-in-pathogenicity-allergenicity-and-health
#4
REVIEW
Seema Patel, Arun Goyal
Chitin, a polysaccharide with particular abundance in fungi, nematodes and arthropods is immunogenic. It acts as a threat to other organisms, to tackle which they have been endowed with chitinase enzyme. Even if this enzyme is not present in all organisms, they possess proteins having chitin-binding domain(s) (ChtBD). Many lethal viruses like Ebola, and HCV (HepatitisC virus) have these domains to manipulate their carriers and target organisms. In keeping with the basic rule of survival, the self-origin (own body component) chitins and chitinases are protective, but that of non-self origin (from other organisms) are detrimental to health...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079801/acute-necrotizing-retinal-vasculitis-as-onset-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
#5
Simeon Monov, Ruska Hristova, Rositza Dacheva, Reni Toncheva, Russka Shumnalieva, Viara Shoumnalieva-Ivanova, Daniela Monova
RATIONALE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease characterized by autoantibody production, complement activation, and deposition of immune complexes in tissues and organs. SLE can involve any region of the visual system. Although ocular manifestations are not part of the classification criteria for SLE, they can be observed in up to one-third of the patients with SLE. They are rarely reported at the time of disease onset. Retinal vasculitis is usually associated with active generalized disease...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064211/a-timely-review-series-on-sle
#6
EDITORIAL
Anna-Marie Fairhurst
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059022/autoimmune-inflammatory-syndrome-induced-by-adjuvants-shoenfeld-s-syndrome-an-update
#7
A Watad, M Quaresma, S Brown, J W Cohen Tervaert, I Rodríguez-Pint, R Cervera, C Perricone, Y Shoenfeld
Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) has been widely described in many studies conducted thus far. The syndrome incorporates five immune-mediated conditions, all associated with previous exposure to various agents such as vaccines, silicone implants and several others. The emergence of ASIA syndrome is associated with individual genetic predisposition, for instance those carrying HLA-DRB1*01 or HLA-DRB4 and results from exposure to external or endogenous factors triggering autoimmunity...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040536/th9-cells-and-il-9-in-autoimmune-disorders-pathogenesis-and-therapeutic-potentials
#8
REVIEW
Yaxiong Deng, Zijun Wang, Christopher Chang, Liwei Lu, Chak Sing Lau, Qianjin Lu
Naïve CD4(+) T cells are pleiotropically divided into various T helper (Th) cell subsets, according to their pivotal roles in the regulation of immune responses. The differentiation of Th9 cells, an interleukin (IL)-9 producing subset, can be impacted by specific environmental cues, co-stimulation with transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) and IL-4, and other regulatory factors. Although IL-9 has been recognized as a classical Th2-related cytokine, recent studies have indicated that IL-9-producing cells contribute to a group of autoimmune disorders including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriasis...
December 28, 2016: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035990/dysregulation-of-cell-death-and-its-epigenetic-mechanisms-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#9
REVIEW
Haijing Wu, Siqi Fu, Ming Zhao, Liwei Lu, Qianjin Lu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease involving multiple organs and tissues, which is characterized by the presence of excessive anti-nuclear autoantibodies. The pathogenesis of SLE has been intensively studied but remains far from clear. Increasing evidence has shown that the genetic susceptibilities and environmental factors-induced abnormalities in immune cells, dysregulation of apoptosis, and defects in the clearance of apoptotic materials contribute to the development of SLE...
December 27, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013208/it-hasn-t-gone-away-the-problem-of-glucocorticoid-use-in-lupus-remains
#10
Diane Apostolopoulos, Eric F Morand
The treatment of SLE remains complex, and management is constrained by a lack of safe, effective, targeted therapies. Physicians, also, are constrained by a lack of evidence-based approaches with existing agents, including glucocorticoids, utilized in the majority of patients. While Cushingoid side effects of glucocorticoids are widely recognized, emerging literature now suggests that glucocorticoid use actually contributes to harmful outcomes in SLE, over and above these effects. These studies provide a compelling case for a re-evaluation of the long-term use of glucocorticoids in SLE, focusing on minimizing glucocorticoid exposure as part of the strategy to improve long-term outcomes...
December 24, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013206/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-diagnosis-and-management
#11
REVIEW
Bernard Thong, Nancy J Olsen
SLE presents many challenges for clinicians. The onset of disease may be insidious, with many different symptoms and signs, making early and accurate diagnosis challenging. Tests for SLE in the early stages lack specificity; those that are useful later often appear only after organ damage is manifest. Disease patterns are highly variable; flares are not predictable and not always associated with biomarkers. Children with SLE may have severe disease and present special management issues. Older SLE patients have complicating co-morbid conditions...
December 24, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000010/two-cases-demonstrating-thalidomide-s-efficacy-in-refractory-lupus-nephritis
#12
REVIEW
Rita Raturi, Avani A Patel, John D Carter
Renal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is common and has been associated with an increased risk of mortality [1]. Early diagnosis is imperative to control proteinuria and prevent the progression to end-stage renal disease. Standard induction therapies include cyclophosphamide (CYC) and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF); however, it has been estimated that approximately 30% of patients are refractory to these standard treatments after 1 year [2]. We present two cases of patients diagnosed with lupus nephritis (LN) who demonstrated persistent proteinuria while on standard treatments that markedly improved after addition of thalidomide (THD)...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996081/tolerogenic-probiotics-potential-immunoregulators-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosu
#13
REVIEW
Seyed Alirezae Esmaeili, Mahmoud Mahmoudi, Amir Abbas Momtazi-Borojeni, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Hassan Doulabi, Maryam Rastin
Probiotics are commensal or nonpathogenic microbes that colonize the gastrointestinal tract and confer beneficial effects on the host through several mechanisms such as competitive exclusion, anti-bacterial effects, and modulation of immune responses. There is growing evidence supporting the immunomodulatory ability of some probiotics. Several experimental and clinical studies have been shown beneficial effect of some probiotic bacteria, particularly Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria strains, on inflammatory and autoimmune diseases...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992002/neuropsychiatric-lupus-in-clinical-practice
#14
Helena Alessi, Lívia Almeida Dutra, Pedro Braga, José Luiz Pedroso, Fabio F Toso, Cristiane Kayser, Orlando G P Barsottini
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease involving multiple organs, characterized by the production of autoantibodies and the development of tissue injury. The etiology of SLE is partially known, involving multiple genetic and environmental factors. As many as 50% of patients with SLE have neurological involvement during the course of their disease. Neurological manifestations are associated with impaired quality of life, and high morbidity and mortality rates. Nineteen neuropsychiatric syndromes have been identified associated with SLE, and can be divided into central and peripheral manifestations...
December 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987522/-interleukin-2-signaling-pathway-regulating-molecules-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
Q Guo, X Y Chen, Y Su
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a prototypic systemic autoimmune disease, which characterized by complex immunological abnormalities and multiple tissue and organ damages. The etiology and pathogenesis of SLE have not been entirely recognized. Genetic, environmental and viral infections and other factors might be related to the pathogenetic mechanisms of SLE. Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a critical cytokine produced by T cells upon activation and is important for the generation of T regulatory cells and activation-induced cell death...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987518/-clinical-characteristics-of-4-cases-of-scleritis-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#16
L Wang, Y Yang, Y Jia, H Miao, Y S Zhou, X Y Zhang
Episcleritis and scleritis are relatively rare ocular diseases, which are commonly associated with rheumatic diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). To investigate clinical and laboratory features of SLE-associated episcleritis and scleritis, we now report 4 cases of inpatients who were diagnosed with episcleritis or scleritis secondary to SLE from September 2005 to July 2016 in the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology in Peking University People's Hospital. Demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics were summarized together with the treatment regimen and the prognosis; the literature was reviewed...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977588/clinical-characteristics-of-immune-thrombocytopenia-associated-with-autoimmune-disease-a-retrospective-study
#17
Yuan Liu, Shiju Chen, Yuechi Sun, Qingyan Lin, Xining Liao, Junhui Zhang, Jiao Luo, Hongyan Qian, Lihua Duan, Guixiu Shi
To clarify clinical characteristics of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) subsets associated with autoimmune diseases (AIDs).Five thousand five hundred twenty patients were reviewed retrospectively. One hundred four ITP patients were included for analysis. Clinical manifestations at first thrombocytopenic episode were recorded.Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and primary Sjogren syndrome (pSS) accounted for a large part in AIDs associated with secondary ITP. SLE-ITP, pSS-ITP, and primary ITP (pITP) patients were different in several aspects in clinical and immunological characteristics...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940583/the-effect-of-ethnicity-and-genetic-ancestry-on-the-epidemiology-clinical-features-and-outcome-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#18
Myles J Lewis, Ali S Jawad
In this in-depth review, we examine the worldwide epidemiology of SLE and summarize current knowledge on the influence of race/ethnicity on clinical manifestations, disease activity, damage accumulation and outcome in SLE. Susceptibility to SLE has a strong genetic component, and trans-ancestral genetic studies have revealed a substantial commonality of shared genetic risk variants across different genetic ancestries that predispose to the development of SLE. The highest increased risk of developing SLE is observed in black individuals (incidence 5- to 9-fold increased, prevalence 2- to 3-fold increased), with an increased risk also observed in South Asians, East Asians and other non-white groups, compared with white individuals...
December 10, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933432/lupus-pathobiology-based-on-genomics
#19
REVIEW
Mohammad Saeed
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder with complex genetic underpinnings. This review attempts to assemble the myriad of genomic findings to build a clearer picture of the pathobiology of SLE to serve as a guide for therapeutics. Over 100 genes are now known for SLE, and several more penetrant ones have led to the emergence of more defined lupus phenotypes. Also discussed here are the targeted therapies that have come up on the horizon and the specific biologic mechanisms of more traditional therapies which have only recently been explored...
January 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927040/hydroxychloroquine-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
#20
C Ponticelli, G Moroni
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is an alkalinizing lysosomatropic drug that accumulates in lysosomes where it inhibits some important functions by increasing the pH. HCQ has proved to be effective in a number of autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Areas covered: In this review the mechanisms of action, the efficacy, and the safety of HCQ in the management of patients with SLE have been reviewed. HCQ may reduce the risk of flares, allow the reduction of the dosage of steroids, reduce organ damage, and prevent the thrombotic effects of anti-phospholipid antibodies...
December 14, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
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