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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927738/dmard-use-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-dementia-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-propensity-score-matched-case-control-study
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Ming-Hsien Chou, Jong-Yi Wang, Cheng-Li Lin, Wei-Sheng Chung
BACKGROUND: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) exhibit an increased risk of dementia. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are commonly used to slow RA progression, but studies investigating the relationship between DMARDs and dementia in patients with RA are lacking. We investigated the relationship between DMARDs and dementia in patients with RA. METHODS: Using the National Health Insurance Research Database, patients aged ≥20years, who were newly diagnosed with RA between 2000 and 2011 were identified...
September 16, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925027/a-prospective-international-study-on-adherence-to-treatment-in-305-patients-with-flaring-sle-assessment-by-drug-levels-and-by-self-administered-questionnaires
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Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Frédéric Houssiau, Peter Izmirly, Véronique Le Guern, Sandra Navarra, Meenakshi Jolly, Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza, Gabriel Baron, Eric Hachulla, Nancy Agmon-Levin, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Francesca Dall'Ara, Jill Buyon, Christophe Deligny, Ricard Cervera, Estibaliz Lazaro, Holy Bezanahary, Gaëlle Leroux, Nathalie Morel, Jean-François Viallard, Christian Pineau, Lionel Galicier, Ronald Van Vollenhoven, Angela Tincani, Hanh Nguyen, Guillaume Gondran, Noel Zahr, Jacques Pouchot, Jean-Charles Piette, Michelle Petri, David Isenberg
Nonadherence to treatment is a major cause of lupus flares. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a major medication in systemic lupus erythematosus, has a long half-life and can be quantified by HPLC. This international study evaluated nonadherence in 305 lupus patients with flares using drug levels (HCQ<200ng/ml or undetectable desethylchloroquine), and self-administered questionnaires (MASRI<80% or MMAS-8<6). Drug levels defined 18.4% of the patients as severely nonadherent. In multivariate analyses, younger age, non-use of steroids, higher BMI and unemployment were associated with nonadherence by drug level...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918619/discoid-lupus-erythematosus-presenting-as-upper-eyelid-edema-and-erythema
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Abbas Darjani, Rana Rafiei, Alireza Mesbah, Razieh Golmohammadi, Behnam Rafiee, Mehriar Movaseghi
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) is an autoimmune disorder that usually occurs on sun exposed areas of head and neck. Infrequently it could be presented by palpebral involvement and rarely unilateral upper eye lid edema and erythema have been reported as the sole manifestation of DLE. We describe a 38-year-old woman with chronic left upper eye lid edema and erythema from one year ago which was induced by steroid injection for left eyebrow alopecia. Histopathologic and direct immunofluorescent studies were made on palpebral skin tissue and confirmed DLE diagnosis...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916403/a-case-of-severe-acquired-hypertriglyceridemia-in-a-7-year-old-girl
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Jessica S Lilley, MacRae F Linton, Jennifer C Kelley, T Brent Graham, Sergio Fazio, Hagai Tavori
We report a case of severe type I hyperlipoproteinemia caused by autoimmunity against lipoprotein lipase (LPL) in the context of presymptomatic Sjögren's syndrome. A 7-year-old mixed race (Caucasian/African American) girl was admitted to the intensive care unit at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital with acute pancreatitis and shock. She was previously healthy aside from asthma and history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Admission triglycerides (TGs) were 2191 mg/dL but returned to normal during the hospital stay and in the absence of food intake...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915160/current-insights-in-obstetric-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#5
Karen Schreiber, Massimo Radin, Savino Sciascia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is defined as the association of thrombotic events and/or obstetric morbidity in patients persistently positive for antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). In this review, we will highlight the most important clinical presentations of APS with a focus on the obstetric morbidity, the current management strategies and the outlook for the future. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of aspirin and heparin has improved the pregnancy outcome in obstetric APS and approximately 70% of pregnant women with APS have a successful pregnancy outcome...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914852/-efficiency-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-virus-negative-and-virus-positive-patients-with-morphologically-verified-lymphocytic-myocarditis
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O V Blagova, A V Nedostup, E A Kogan, V A Sulimov
AIM: To evaluate the efficiency of immunosuppressive therapy (IST) in virus-negative (V-) and virus-positive (V+) patients with lymphocytic myocarditis (LM). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 60 patients (45 males) (mean age 46.7±11.8 years) with dilated cardiomyopathy (mean left ventricular (LV) end diastolic size (EDS) 6.7±0.7 cm; ejection fraction (EF) 26.2±9.1%) were examined. The diagnosis of active/borderline LM was verified by right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy in 38 patients, by intraoperative LV biopsy in 10, in the study of explanted hearts from 3 patients and at autopsy in 9...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913747/primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-extraglandular-manifestations-and-hydroxychloroquine-therapy
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J Demarchi, S Papasidero, M A Medina, D Klajn, R Chaparro Del Moral, O Rillo, V Martiré, G Crespo, A Secco, A Catalan Pellet, C Amitrano, C Crow, C Asnal, P Pucci, F Caeiro, N Benzanquen, J P Pirola, M Mayer, F Zazzetti, S Velez, J Barreira, N Tamborenea, L Santiago, L Raiti
The use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in Primary Sjögren's Syndrome (pSS) has been assessed in different studies over the last years, with conflicting results regarding its efficacy in sicca syndrome and extraglandular manifestations (EGM). The goal of this study was to compare the incidence rate of EGM in pSS patients with and without HCQ therapy.We performed a multicenter retrospective study, including patients with pSS (European classification criteria) with at least 1 year of follow-up. Subjects with concomitant fibromyalgia, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis were excluded...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911988/primary-thromboprophylaxis-with-low-dose-aspirin-and-antiphospholipid-antibodies-pro-s-and-con-s
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Laurent Arnaud, Fabrizio Conti, François Chasset, Laura Massaro, Gentian Denas, Francois Chasset, Vittorio Pengo
Whether primary prophylaxis should be prescribed in individuals with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) remains controversial due to the lack of relevant evidence-based data. Indeed, it is unclear whether the benefit of LDA outweighs the risk of major bleeding associated LDA in a low-risk population. On the contrary, stratification of aPL-positive subjects according to their aPL profile (combination, isotype and titer), presence of other concomitant risk factors for thrombosis and coexistence of an underling autoimmune disease is essential to decide whether primary prophylactic therapy should be prescribed...
September 11, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906353/immunomodulatory-treatments-for-persistent-and-chronic-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-a-prisma-compliant-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-28-studies
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REVIEW
Emmanuelle Weber, Quitterie Reynaud, Romain Fort, Stéphane Durupt, Pascal Cathébras, Isabelle Durieu, Jean-Christophe Lega
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroid sparing is required in 15% to 40% of adults with persistent or chronic primary immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Herein, the efficacy of immunomodulatory drugs (dapsone, interferon alpha, danazol, and hydroxychloroquine as second-third-line therapies in ITP is investigated. METHODS: MEDLINE was searched for studies that included patients with persistent or chronic primary ITP and published before the end of December 2014. Two investigators independently extracted data regarding study design, patient characteristics, dosage schedule, time to response, and occurrence of adverse events...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895668/concepts-and-controversies-in-the-treatment-of-cutaneous-lichen-planus-a-review
#10
Charles Puza, Adela R Cardones
Cutaneous lichen planus (CLP) is a chronic autoimmune disease classically associated with severely pruritic, polygonal, violaceous, flat-topped papules and plaques. Subtypes such as hypertrophic and bullous lichen planus and lichen planus pigmentosus have been described. Treatment can be challenging, and prospective controlled studies are lacking. Corticosteroids remain the major options for topical and systemic treatment, although some non-steroidal options exist. Phototherapy, especially with narrow band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB), is effective, but caution must be taken because of the risk of keobnerization...
September 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894082/chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-cidp-an-uncommon-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
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Hrudya Abraham, Jose Kuzhively, Syed W Rizvi
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an uncommon manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a case of SLE presenting as CIDP and discuss the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of CIDP. CASE REPORT A 40-year-old woman with a past medical history of SLE treated with hydroxychloroquine presented with bilateral, progressive, ascending, sensory and motor neuropathy. Physical examination showed weakness and reduced temperature of all extremities, reduced pinprick and vibration sense of the distal extremities, loss of reflexes, and walking with a wide-based unsteady gait...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891533/what-is-new-in-recommendations-on-ophthalmological-screening-in-patients-treated-with-chloroquine-and-hydroxychloroquine-update-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
M P Wiacek, D Bobrowska-Snarska, W Lubiński, M Brzosko, M Modrzejewska
Based on the present literature, in March 2016, new recommendations of the American Academy of Ophthalmology for ophthalmic screening tests in patients treated with chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine were published. These recommendations emphasized the fact that toxicity is related to the dose calculated by real weight. The recommended hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine doses have been limited. It is no longer recommended to calculate the cumulative dose of chloroquine to establish the risk of toxicity. Kidney failure and the use of tamoxifen are proven risk factors of ocular complications in these patients...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890078/choroidal-thinning-associated-with-hydroxychloroquine-retinopathy
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Seong Joon Ahn, So Jung Ryu, Joo Young Joung, Byung Ro Lee
PURPOSE: To investigate choroidal thickness in patients using hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and compare choroidal thickness between eyes with and without HCQ retinopathy. DESIGN: Retrospective case series METHODS: Setting: Institutional Patients: We included 124 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis who were treated with HCQ. The patients were divided into an HCQ retinopathy group and a control group, according to the presence or absence of HCQ retinopathy...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888561/delayed-presentation-and-prolonged-survival-of-a-child-with-surfactant-protein-b-deficiency
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Juan A López-Andreu, Antonio D Hidalgo-Santos, Miguel A Fuentes-Castelló, Nuria Mancheño-Franch, Juan A Cerón-Pérez, Maria J Esteban-Ricós, Laia Pedrola-Vidal, Lawrence M Nogee
Surfactant protein B encoding gene mutations have been related to early onset fatal respiratory distress in full-term neonates. We report a school-aged male child homozygous for a surfactant protein B encoding gene missense mutation who presented after the neonatal period. His respiratory insufficiency responded to high dose intravenous methylprednisolone and hydroxychloroquine.
September 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887220/enhanced-glioma-therapy-by-synergistic-inhibition-of-autophagy-and-tyrosine-kinase-activity
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Xuhui Wang, Yue Qiu, Qianwen Yu, Hui Li, Xiaoxiao Chen, Man Li, Yang Long, Yayuan Liu, Libao Lu, Jiajing Tang, Zhirong Zhang, Qin He
Autophagy is a lysosomal degradation pathway that acts as a cytoprotective mechanism causing treatment resistance in various cancer cells. Recent studies showed that hydroxychloroquine can inhibit the latter step of autophagy and therefore enhance the anti-glioma efficiency of ZD6474, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. However, the nonselective distribution of ZD6474 in vivo and the low penetrating ability of hydroxychloroquine when crossing the blood-brain barrier restrict their clinical use in glioma therapy. Here we coencapsulated ZD6474 and hydroxychloroquine into R6dGR peptide-modified liposomes (R6dGR-Lip) which can specifically recognize both integrin αvβ3 and neuropilin-1 receptors that are highly expressed on the endothelial cells and glioma cells...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884989/hydroxychloroquine-in-the-treatment-of-anti-histamine-refractory-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-randomized-single-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial-and-an-open-label-comparison-study
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T Boonpiyathad, A Sangasapaviliya
Background. The management of anti-histamine refractory chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) has poorly defined therapeutic options. Some patients with CSU respond poorly to a fourfold increase in dosage of H1-anti-histamines treatment. Aim. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of an adjunct treatment of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on remission rate and reduction of urticarial symptoms. Methods. Sixty subjects with anti-histamine refractory CSU were randomly assigned to 400 mg of HCQ daily or placebo for 12 weeks in a single blind placebo controlled trial...
September 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884965/favorable-effects-of-hydroxychloroquine-on-serum-low-density-lipid-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hamayon Babary, Xibei Liu, Yosef Ayatollahi, Xin P Chen, Loomee Doo, Lakshmi K Uppaluru, Myoung K Kwak, Catherine Kulaga, Dodji Modjinou, Ewa Olech, Ji W Yoo
AIMS: Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has shown to have significant immunomodulatory effects in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Current studies show favorable effects of HCQ on traditional cardiac risk factors in patients with SLE. This review examined the effects of HCQ on serum low-density lipoprotein (LDL) level in patients with SLE. METHODS: A systematic search of seven major literature search databases from their inception until 3 April, 2017 identified nine studies...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883515/factor-xa-mediates-calcium-flux-in-endothelial-cells-and-is-potentiated-by-igg-from-patients-with-lupus-and-or-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Bahar Artim-Esen, Natalia Smoktunowicz, Thomas McDonnell, Vera M Ripoll, Charis Pericleous, Ian Mackie, Eifion Robinson, David Isenberg, Anisur Rahman, Yiannis Ioannou, Rachel C Chambers, Ian Giles
Factor (F) Xa reactive IgG isolated from patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) display higher avidity binding to FXa with greater coagulant effects compared to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) non APS IgG. FXa signalling via activation of protease-activated receptors (PAR) leads to increased intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)). Therefore, we measured alterations in Ca(2+) levels in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) following FXa-mediated PAR activation and investigated whether FXa reactive IgG from patients with APS or SLE/APS- alter these responses...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880343/granuloma-faciale-treatment-a-systematic-review
#19
Claudia Lindhaus, Peter Elsner
Granuloma faciale is an uncommon benign chronic dermatosis characterized by reddish-brown to violaceous asymptomatic plaques appearing predominantly on the face. The pathogenesis of granuloma faciale remains unclear, and it is frequently unresponsive to therapy. This systematic review aims to summarize all recent publications on the management of granuloma faciale. The publications are mainly individual case reports, small case series and a few retrospective studies. Treatment options included topical, intralesional and systemic corticosteroids, topical pimecrolimus and tacrolimus, topical and systemic dapsone, systemic hydroxychloroquine, clofazimine, and tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors...
September 7, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879052/obesity-is-a-strong-predictor-of-worse-clinical-outcomes-and-treatment-responses-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-swefot-trial
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Adrian Levitsky, Kerstin Brismar, Ingiäld Hafström, Karen Hambardzumyan, Cecilia Lourdudoss, Ronald F van Vollenhoven, Saedis Saevarsdottir
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper was to analyse the impact of obesity, in addition to known predictors, on disease outcome in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Body mass index (BMI) was available in 260 patients from the Swedish pharmacotherapy trial (SWEFOT). Differences in disease activity (DAS28), functional impairment (HAQ), pain (Visual Analogue Scale, VAS-pain) and radiographic damage were evaluated over 24 months between BMI categories (obese BMI >30, n=43; overweight BMI=25-29...
2017: RMD Open
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