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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149219/characterization-and-classification-of-lupus-patients-based-on-plasma-thermograms
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Nichola C Garbett, Guy N Brock, Jonathan B Chaires, Chongkham S Mekmaysy, Lynn DeLeeuw, Kathy L Sivils, John B Harley, Brad H Rovin, K B Kulasekera, Wael N Jarjour
OBJECTIVE: Plasma thermograms (thermal stability profiles of blood plasma) are being utilized as a new diagnostic approach for clinical assessment. In this study, we investigated the ability of plasma thermograms to classify systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients versus non SLE controls using a sample of 300 SLE and 300 control subjects from the Lupus Family Registry and Repository. Additionally, we evaluated the heterogeneity of thermograms along age, sex, ethnicity, concurrent health conditions and SLE diagnostic criteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144542/autoimmune-diseases-and-breast-cancer-risk-by-tumor-hormone-receptor-status-among-elderly-women
#2
Catherine Schairer, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Shahinaz M Gadalla
The female preponderance of many autoimmune diseases suggests a possible hormonal etiology. Little research exists on systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases and risk of breast cancer by tumor estrogen receptor (ER)- and progesterone receptor (PR)- status. Here we evaluate associations between selected systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases and breast cancer risk overall and by tumor ER- and PR-status. We used linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare data, with first female breast cancer cases ages ≥66 years identified by SEER registries (years 1992-2011) (N = 209,929)...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132164/mutational-spectrum-of-fanconi-anemia-associated-myeloid-neoplasms
#3
Mwe Mwe Chao, Kathrin Thomay, Gudrun Goehring, Marcin Wlodarski, Victor Pastor, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Detlev Schindler, Christian Peter Kratz, Charlotte Niemeyer
Individuals with Fanconi anemia (FA) have a high risk of developing myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), yet the secondary somatic mutations lending to these malignancies remain to be further elucidated. We employed a next-generation sequencing myeloid neoplasia gene panel to determine the mutational spectrum of FA-related MDS/AML. Ten of 16 patients showed missense, nonsense, insertion or duplication mutations in 13 genes. In contrast to findings in MDS in the general population, mutations in genes involved in RNA splicing were rarely affected...
November 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129340/synchronous-colorectal-cancer-and-multiple-myeloma-with-chest-wall-involvement-is-this-a-coincidence
#4
Qiu-Li Li, Jin-An Ma, Hai-Peng Li, Ren-Bing Huang, Chun-Hong Hu, Xian-Ling Liu, Ya-Wen Gao, Gang-Hua Feng, Fang Wu
Multiple primary malignant neoplasms (MPMNs) are rare malignant neoplasms that simultaneously or successively occur in the same patient as 2 or more primary malignancies. Currently, an increasing number of cases are being reported. In general, MPMNs more commonly occur as 2 solid tumors or 2 hematological malignancies. Cases of MPMN that involve a solid tumor and a hematological malignancy are rare. Here, we report a case of synchronous colorectal cancer (CRC) and multiple myeloma (MM) with chest wall involvement...
September 25, 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078759/endothelin-a-receptor-blocker-and-calcimimetic-in-the-adenine-rat-model-of-chronic-renal-insufficiency
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Suvi Törmänen, Ilkka Pörsti, Päivi Lakkisto, Ilkka Tikkanen, Onni Niemelä, Timo Paavonen, Jukka Mustonen, Arttu Eräranta
BACKGROUND: We studied whether endothelin receptor antagonist and calcimimetic treatments influence renal damage and kidney renin-angiotensin (RA) components in adenine-induced chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). METHODS: Male Wistar rats (n = 80) were divided into 5 groups for 12 weeks: control (n = 12), 0.3% adenine (Ade; n = 20), Ade + 50 mg/kg/day sitaxentan (n = 16), Ade + 20 mg/kg/day cinacalcet (n = 16), and Ade + sitaxentan + cinacalcet (n = 16)...
October 27, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077164/macrophage-activation-syndrome-as-a-complication-of-juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Q An, M-W Jin, X-J An, S-M Xu, L Wang
OBJECTIVE: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), is a rare autoimmune joint disorder of children. The concrete causes for the prevalence of the above pathological state are still unknown. In other words, it is an arthritis affecting mainly children and adolescents. Clinically, it has 3 different clinical subtypes. JRA patients are often noticed with some confirmed symptoms including coagulopathy, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with hepatosplenomegaly, fall in erythrocyte sedimentation rate and higher levels of liver enzymes leading to a life-threatening outcome...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070129/-clinical-efficacy-of-low-dose-decitabine-combined-with-cag-regimen-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome-refractory-anemia-with-excess-blasts-mds-raeb
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Meng Wang, Hao-Hao Han, Rong Guo, Yan-Fang Liu, Zhong-Xing Jiang, Hui Sun
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy of low-dose decitabine combined with CAG regimen in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome-refractory anemia with excess blasts (MDS-RAEB) through retrospective analysis. METHODS: Thirty-six patients with MDS-RAEB who ever received low-dose decitabine combined with CAG regimen were enrolled into decitabine + CAG group and 40 patients with MDS-RAEB treated by decitabine alone in our center were enolled into the control group...
October 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037900/autoimmune-comorbidity-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-a-systematic-review
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Pavel Kolkhir, Elena Borzova, Clive Grattan, Riccardo Asero, Dmitry Pogorelov, Marcus Maurer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Numerous autoimmune diseases (AIDs) have been linked to chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Here, we provide the first extensive and comprehensive evaluation of the prevalence of AIDs in patients with CSU and vice versa. METHODS: A Pubmed and Google Scholar search was performed to identify studies reporting the prevalence of various AIDs in CSU and vice versa published before April 2017. RESULTS: The prevalence of individual AIDs in CSU is increased (≥1% in most studies vs ≤1% in the general population)...
October 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982058/transcriptome-analysis-of-cd34-cells-from-myelodysplastic-syndrome-patients
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Ruiming Ou, Jing Huang, Huijuan Shen, Zhi Liu, Yangmin Zhu, Qi Zhong, Liling Zheng, Mengdong Yao, Yanling She, Shanyao Zhou, Rui Chen, Cheng Li, Qing Zhang, Shuang Liu
The myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) represents a heterogeneous group of clonal hematologic stem cell disorders with the characteristic of ineffective hematopoiesis leading to low blood counts, and a risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). To understand specific molecular characteristics of different MDS subtypes with del(5q), we analyzed the gene expression profiles of CD34+ cells from MDS patients of different databases and its enriched pathways. 44 genes, such as MME and RAG1, and eight related pathways were identified to be commonly changed, indicating their conserved roles in MDS development...
November 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950430/low-hemoglobin-predicts-radiographic-damage-progression-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-secondary-analysis-from-a-phase-iii-trial
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Burkhard Möller, Judith Everts-Graber, Stefan Florentinus, Yihan Li, Hartmut Kupper, Axel Finckh
OBJECTIVE: To study low blood hemoglobin concentrations as a predictor of radiographic damage progression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Post-hoc analyses were performed in patients from the PREMIER trial with early RA undergoing two years of adalimumab (ADA), methotrexate (MTX), or ADA+MTX combination therapy. Low disease activity was defined by the 28-joint based disease activity score DAS28-CRP <3.2, and clinical response by 20% improvement in the American College of Rheumatology response criteria at week 24...
September 26, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903443/radioligand-therapy-of-metastatic-prostate-cancer-using-177-lu-psma-617-after-radiation-exposure-to-223-ra-dichloride
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Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Stefanie Zimbelmann, Anna Yordanova, Rolf Fimmers, Stefan Kürpig, Elisabeth Eppard, Florian C Gaertner, Xiao Wei, Stefan Hauser, Markus Essler
Radioligand therapy with (177)Lu-PSMA-617 is an innovative and effective therapy for castrate-resistant metastatic prostate cancer patients. For patients with symptomatic bone metastases without visceral metastases, the guidelines recommend radionuclide therapy with (223)Ra-dichloride as a single therapeutic agent or in combination with hormone therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of repeated cycles of (177)Lu-PSMA-617 after exposure to more cycles of (223)Ra. Forty-nine patients were treated with three cycles of Lu-PSMA-617 divided into two groups subjected to a history of therapy with (223)Ra...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894708/hepatic-proteins-and-inflammatory-markers-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Manel Ben-Hadj-Mohamed, Souhir Khelil, Mokhles Ben Dbibis, Latifa Khlifi, Hend Chahed, Salima Ferchichi, Elyes Bouajina, Abdelhédi Miled
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic disease that causes chronic synovial inflammation eventually leading to joint destruction and disability. The aim of this study was to determine the variations of hepatic proteins, myeloperoxidase, and iron in rheumatoid arthritis Tunisian patients and their implications in inflammation and in iron metabolism. METHODS: Overall, 172 patients from the Rheumatology Department of the University Hospital "Farhat Hached", Sousse-Tunisia between 2011 and 2012, with rheumatoid arthritis (97...
August 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891251/dose-exposure-response-modeling-to-support-dosing-recommendation-for-phase-3-development-of-baricitinib-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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X Zhang, L Chua, C Ernest, W Macias, T Rooney, L S Tham
Baricitinib is an oral inhibitor of Janus kinases (JAK), selective for JAK1 and 2. It demonstrated dose-dependent efficacy in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis in a Phase 2b study up to 24 weeks. Population pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic models were developed to characterize concentration-time profiles and dose/exposure-response relationships for the key efficacy (proportion of patients achieving American College of Rheumatology 20%, 50%, or 70% response rate) and safety endpoints (incidence of anemia) for the Phase 2b study...
September 11, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878919/from-anemia-to-polycythemia-in-4-weeks
#14
Omer A Hassan, Melissa Y Y Moey, Christos N Papageorgiou
Primary polycythemia (PCV) may coexist in otherwise asymptomatic patients particularly in the presence of unsuspecting conditions such as Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). In presumed "idiopathic TTP," autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) should be investigated as a possible etiology for TTP. Standardization of targeted therapy with immunomodulatory agents may be recommended for this subset of patients.
September 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841106/a-novel-index-for-quantifying-the-risk-of-early-complications-for-patients-undergoing-cervical-spine-surgeries
#15
Peter G Passias, Bassel G Diebo, Bryan J Marascalchi, Cyrus M Jalai, Samantha R Horn, Peter L Zhou, Karen Paltoo, Olivia J Bono, Nancy Worley, Gregory W Poorman, Vincent Challier, Anant Dixit, Carl Paulino, Virginie Lafage
OBJECTIVE It is becoming increasingly necessary for surgeons to provide evidence supporting cost-effectiveness of surgical treatment for cervical spine pathology. Anticipating surgical risk is critical in accurately evaluating the risk/benefit balance of such treatment. Determining the risk and cost-effectiveness of surgery, complications, revision procedures, and mortality rates are the most significant limitations. The purpose of this study was to determine independent risk factors for medical complications (MCs), surgical complications (SCs), revisions, and mortality rates following surgery for patients with cervical spine pathology...
November 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810323/-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-the-patients-of-myelodysplastic-syndromes-refractory-anemia-with-excess-blasts-treated-with-decitabine-alone-or-cag-hag-regimen
#16
Z F Xu, T J Qin, H L Zhang, L W Fang, Y Zhang, L J Pan, N B Hu, S Q Qu, B Li, Z J Xiao
Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of the patients of myelodysplastic syndromes-refractory anemia with excess blasts (MDS-REAB) treated with decitabine alone or based on low dose cytarabine (Ara-C) regimen CAG/HAG [aclarubrci (ACR) /homoharring-tonine (HHT) +cytarabine+granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) ]. Methods: Totally 121 patients with MDS-REAB were retrospectively analyzed, including 59 patients treated with decitabine alone (20 mg·m(-2)·d(-1) for 5 days) , the rest 62 ones treated with low-dose Ara-C-based regimen CAG/HAG...
July 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762298/cardiac-myxoma-clinical-characteristics-surgical-intervention-intra-operative-challenges-and-outcome
#17
Mahmoud Abu Abeeleh, Suhayl Saleh, Emad Alhaddad, Moaath Alsmady, Musa Alshehabat, Zuhair Bani Ismail, Islam Massad, Amjad Bani Hani, Sami Abu Halaweh
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this retrospective study were to characterize the clinical presentation, diagnostic findings, surgical approaches, intra-operative challenges and complications following the surgical treatment of cardiac myxoma in two of the largest referral hospitals in Jordan. METHODS: Medical records of all patients presented to the cardiology department during the period between 1984 and 2016 were reviewed. Criteria for inclusion in the study were: (1) patients who were presented for cardiac evaluation due to symptoms suggestive of a primary cardiac problem, (2) completed medical records, including results of echocardiography suggestive of intra-cardiac occupying mass, (3) the surgical operation was undertaken and intra-operative data was available, (4) a histological diagnosis of myxoma was available and (5) the discharge status and follow-up data were available for at least 2 years after initial surgery...
July 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723711/epidemiology-of-autoimmune-and-inflammatory-diseases-in-a-french-nationwide-hiv-cohort
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D Lebrun, M Hentzien, L Cuzin, D Rey, V Joly, L Cotte, C Allavena, P Dellamonica, A Servettaz, F Bani-Sadr
HIV infection and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases (IAD) are both related to immune dysfunction. Epidemiological data on IAD in patients living with HIV (PLHIV) are scarce. The aim of this study was thus to estimate the prevalence of 26 IAD among PLHIV followed in a large French multicenter cohort in the cART era (from January 2000 to July 2013), and to describe their occurrence according to cART onset, the immuno-virological status of patients and HCV and/or HBV co-infection.During the study period, 33 403 PLHIV were included in the Dat'AIDS cohort; 1381 patients with an IAD were identified...
July 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711727/a-chemotherapy-only-regimen-of-busulfan-melphalan-and-fludarabine-and-rabbit-antithymocyte-globulin-followed-by-allogeneic-t-cell-depleted-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantations-for-the-treatment-of-myeloid-malignancies
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Barbara Spitzer, Ann A Jakubowski, Esperanza B Papadopoulos, Kirsten Fuller, Patrick D Hilden, James W Young, Juliet N Barker, Guenther Koehne, Miguel-Angel Perales, Katharine C Hsu, Marcel R van den Brink, Nancy A Kernan, Susan E Prockop, Andromachi Scaradavou, Hugo Castro-Malaspina, Richard J O'Reilly, Farid Boulad
We sought to develop a myeloablative chemotherapeutic regimen to secure consistent engraftment of T-cell depleted (TCD) hematopoietic stem cell transplantations (HSCT) without the need for total body irradiation, thereby reducing toxicity while maintaining low rates of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and without increasing relapse. We investigated the myeloablative combination of busulfan (Bu) and melphalan (Mel), with the immunosuppressive agents fludarabine (Flu) and rabbit antithymocyte globulin (r-ATG) as cytoreduction before a TCD HSCT...
July 12, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707073/protective-effects-of-spatholobi-caulis-extract-on-neuronal-damage-and-focal-ischemic-stroke-reperfusion-injury
#20
Hee Ra Park, Heeeun Lee, Jung-Jin Lee, Nam-Hui Yim, Min-Jung Gu, Jin Yeul Ma
Neuronal apoptotic cell death plays an important role in many neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and ischemic stroke. Spatholobi Caulis (SC) has been widely used in traditional herbal medicine for the treatment of cancer, inflammation, viral infection, and anemia. However, the protective effects of SC extract (SCE) against apoptotic cell death in the brain have not been reported. We investigated the protective effects of SCE against neuronal injury etoposide-induced neurotoxicity and in rats subjected to focal transient ischemic stroke middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 45 min, followed by 7 days of reperfusion...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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