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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329638/developing-a-continuous-quality-improvement-assessment-using-a-patient-centered-approach-in-optimizing-sle-disease-control
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Katelyn Updyke, Brittany Urso, James A Solomon
Systemic lupus erythematous is a multi-organ autoimmune disease in which the patient has "lost" self- tolerance and developed immune-complexes containing self-antigen that cause disease through tissue inflammation and multi-organ damage. Patients often have unpredictable flares in symptoms with poorly identified triggers. However, it has been suggested in other literature that exogenous exposures, including ingested beef, cigarette smoke, UV radiation, metal-complexing agents, and infections can contribute to exacerbations and improvements in SLE symptoms...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326889/aquaporin-4-autoimmunity-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-predominantly-population-based-study
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Nasrin Asgari, Sven Jarius, Helle Laustrup, Hanne Pb Skejoe, Soeren T Lillevang, Brian G Weinshenker, Anne Voss
BACKGROUND: Serum immunoglobulin G targeting the astrocyte water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP4) in the central nervous system (CNS) is a biomarker for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disease (NMOSD). Co-existence of NMOSD with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) putatively suggests susceptibility to antibody-mediated autoimmune disease. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of NMOSD in SLE and investigate the immunogenetic background for an association of NMOSD and SLE...
March 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326848/autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cells-for-refractory-crohn-s-disease
#3
C A DiNicola, A Zand, D W Hommes
Autologous hematopoietic stem cells are gaining ground as an effective and safe treatment for treating severe refractory Crohn's disease (CD). Autologous hematopoietic stem cell therapy (AHSCT) induces resetting of the immune system by de novo regeneration of T-cell repertoire and repopulation of epithelial cells by bone-marrow derived cells to help patients achieve clinical and endoscopic remission. Areas covered: Herein, the authors discuss the use of AHSCT in treating patients with CD. Improvements in disease activity have been seen in patients with severe autoimmune disease and patients with severe CD who underwent AHSCT for a concomitant malignant hematological disease...
March 22, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326099/disease-risk-assessment-using-a-voronoi-based-network-analysis-of-genes-and-variants-scores
#4
Lin Chen, Gouri Mukerjee, Ruslan Dorfman, Seyed M Moghadas
Much effort has been devoted to assess disease risk based on large-scale protein-protein network and genotype-phenotype associations. However, the challenge of risk prediction for complex diseases remains unaddressed. Here, we propose a framework to quantify the risk based on a Voronoi tessellation network analysis, taking into account the disease association scores of both genes and variants. By integrating ClinVar, SNPnexus, and DISEASES databases, we introduce a gene-variant map that is based on the pairwise disease-associated gene-variant scores...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325644/dnase-active-trex1-frame-shift-mutants-induce-serologic-autoimmunity-in-mice
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Tomomi Sakai, Takuya Miyazaki, Dong-Mi Shin, Yong-Soo Kim, Chen-Feng Qi, Robert Fariss, Jeeva Munasinghe, Hongsheng Wang, Alexander L Kovalchuk, Parul H Kothari, Charles S Fermaintt, John P Atkinson, Fred W Perrino, Nan Yan, Herbert C Morse
TREX1/DNASE III, the most abundant 3'-5' DNA exonuclease in mammalian cells, is tail-anchored on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Mutations at the N-terminus affecting TREX1 DNase activity are associated with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions such as Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS). Mutations in the C-terminus of TREX1 cause loss of localization to the ER and dysregulation of oligosacchryltransferase (OST) activity, and are associated with retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy (RVCL) and in some cases with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325211/stat-transcription-factors-in-t-cell-control-of-health-and-disease
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R Goswami, M H Kaplan
The Jak-STAT pathway is one of many pleiotropic signaling pathways that plays an important role in organismal development and in response to changing environmental cues. As a key signaling cascade for cytokines and growth factors, Jak-STAT plays central role in the innate and adaptive immune system. Cytokines control the stability, commitment, and maturation of cytotoxic and helper T cells, parts of the adaptive immune system that mediate immunity to pathogens and are linked to inflammatory diseases. Dysregulation of Jak-STAT protein expression or function leads to autoimmunity, allergic diseases, and cancer...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325178/corticosteroids-and-immune-suppressive-therapies-in-horses
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REVIEW
Mathilde Leclere
Immune suppressive therapies target exaggerated and deleterious responses of the immune system. Triggered by exogenous or endogenous factors, these improper responses can lead to immune or inflammatory manifestations, such as urticaria, equine asthma, or autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases. Glucocorticoids are the most commonly used immune suppressive drugs and the only ones supported by robust evidence of clinical efficacy in equine medicine. In some conditions, combining glucocorticoids with other pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments, such as azathioprine, antihistamine, bronchodilators, environmental management, or desensitization, can help to decrease dosages and associated side effects...
April 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324273/acute-pancreatitis-caused-by-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-an-unusual-etiology
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Teresa Valdés Lacasa, María Alejandra Duarte Borges, Alicia García Marín, Covadonga Gómez Cuervo
It is well known that the most important etiologies of acute pancreatitis are gallstones and alcohol consumption. Once these causes have been ruled out, especially in young adults, it is important to consider less frequent etiologic factors such as drugs, trauma, malformations, autoimmunity or systemic diseases. Other rare and less well studied causes of this pathology are infections, among which Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been reported to cause acute pancreatitis as an unusual extrapulmonary manifestation. Here, we report the case of a 21-year-old patient who had acute idiopathic pancreatitis associated with an upper respiratory tract infection...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323224/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-treatments
#9
Gaëlle Clavel, Antoine Moulignier, Luca Semerano
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system due to reactivation of the JC virus (JCV). PML is extremely uncommon despite the high prevalence of the virus in the general population. No specific treatment is available, and the prognosis is bleak. The diagnosis is based on brain imaging findings, detection of the JCV genome in cerebrospinal fluid samples and, in some cases, histological studies of the brain lesions. The pathophysiological mechanisms that drive the development of PML are incompletely understood...
March 16, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322578/interview-with-amr-h-sawalha-epigenetics-and-autoimmunity
#10
Amr H Sawalha
Amr H Sawalha is Professor of Internal Medicine and Marvin and Betty Danto Research Professor of Connective Tissue Research at the University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology. He also holds faculty appointments at the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics and the Graduate Program in Immunology at the University of Michigan. He was recently appointed as Guest Professor at Central South University in Changsha, China. He received his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology and completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and his fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Michigan...
March 21, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321459/-the-microbiome-and-autoimmunity
#11
T Schröder, S Ibrahim
An abundant and diverse set of commensal microbial communities covers the body's surfaces, collectively so-called microbiome. It has a functional impact on various immune processes and modulates many health-related processes, including autoimmunity. An active site of microorganism-host interplay is the intestinal mucosa. Growing evidence has helped us to learn how a specific microbiota composition and its functionality determine the intestinal barrier function and, furthermore, modulate pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory immune mechanisms in remote organs...
March 20, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321419/pvaxhsp65-vaccination-primes-for-high-il-10-production-and-decreases-experimental-encephalomyelitis-severity
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Sofia Fernanda Gonçalves Zorzella-Pezavento, Fernanda Chiuso-Minicucci, Thais Graziela Donegá França, Larissa Lumi Watanabe Ishikawa, Larissa Camargo da Rosa, Priscila Maria Colavite, Bianca Balbino, Camila Marques, Maura Rosane Valerio Ikoma, Ana Paula Masson, Célio Lopes Silva, Alexandrina Sartori
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a demyelinating pathology of the central nervous system (CNS) used as a model to study multiple sclerosis immunopathology. EAE has also been extensively employed to evaluate potentially therapeutic schemes. Considering the presence of an immune response directed to heat shock proteins (hsps) in autoimmune diseases and the immunoregulatory potential of these molecules, we evaluated the effect of a previous immunization with a genetic vaccine containing the mycobacterial hsp65 gene on EAE development...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321090/splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma-complicated-by-cold-agglutinin-disease
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Kiyosumi Ochi, Kazuaki Yokoyama, Nobuhiro Ohno, Yasunori Ota, Arinobu Tojo
Splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) is a rare low-grade B-cell lymphoma accounting for less than 1% of lymphoid neoplasms and is often associated with autoimmune disorders. A 48-year-old woman presented with severe anemia due to steroid-refractory cold agglutinin disease (CAD), and was referred to our hospital for management of progressive systemic illness and high fever. On admission, she showed elevated serum soluble IL-2R and mild splenomegaly. PET/CT revealed FDG accumulation in the spleen and bone. She was pathologically diagnosed as having splenic marginal zone lymphoma by splenectomy and received 8 cycles of rituximab every 2 weeks, resulting in marked improvement of anemia...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321061/effects-of-denosumab-on-bone-metabolic-markers-and-bone-mineral-density-in-patients-treated-with-glucocorticoids
#14
Masato Sawamura, Atsushi Komatsuda, Masaru Togashi, Hideki Wakui, Naoto Takahashi
Objective We performed a prospective study to determine the efficacy and safety of denosumab on bone metabolic indices and bone mineral density (BMD) in 29 patients receiving long-term glucocorticoids (GCs) who had clinical risk factors for fracture. Methods Among these patients, 16 had systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 6 RA, 4 other autoimmune diseases, and 3 renal diseases. All patients received donosumab 60 mg at baseline and 6 months. Serum N-terminal cross-linked telopeptide of type I collagen (NTX) and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP) levels were measured as bone metabolic indices...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320438/regulatory-t-cell-frequency-but-not-plasma-il-33-levels-represents-potential-immunological-biomarker-to-predict-clinical-response-to-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy
#15
Mohan S Maddur, Emmanuel Stephen-Victor, Mrinmoy Das, Praveen Prakhar, Varun K Sharma, Vikas Singh, Magalie Rabin, Jamma Trinath, Kithiganahalli N Balaji, Francis Bolgert, Jean-Michel Vallat, Laurent Magy, Srini V Kaveri, Jagadeesh Bayry
BACKGROUND: Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a polyspecific pooled immunoglobulin G preparation and one of the commonly used therapeutics for autoimmune diseases including those of neurological origin. A recent report in murine model proposed that IVIG expands regulatory T (Treg) cells via induction of interleukin 33 (IL-33). However, translational insight on these observations is lacking. METHODS: Ten newly diagnosed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) patients were treated with IVIG at the rate of 0...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320282/extracellular-actin-in-health-and-disease
#16
REVIEW
N P Sudakov, I V Klimenkov, V A Byvaltsev, S B Nikiforov, Yu M Konstantinov
This review considers the functions of extracellular actin - cell surface bound, associated with extracellular matrix, or freely circulating. The role of this protein in different pathological processes is analyzed: its toxic effects and involvement in autoimmune diseases as an autoantigen. The extracellular actin clearance system and its role in protection against the negative effects of actin are characterized. Levels of free-circulating actin, anti-actin immunoglobulins, and components of the actin clearance system as prognostic biomarkers for different diseases are reviewed...
January 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320131/epigenetic-and-gene-expression-alterations-of-foxp3-in-the-t-cells-of-eae-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Ali Noori-Zadeh, Seyed Alireza Mesbah-Namin, Ali Akbar Saboor-Yaraghi
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease with demyelination and neurodegeneration of the central nervous system. It has been shown that the regulatory T (Treg) cells are responsible for maintaining tolerance to self-antigens and can suppress the autoimmune process in several animal models such as experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a mouse model of MS. Recent basic studies have demonstrated that forkhead box P (FOXP3) and BTB domain and CNC homolog 2 (BACH2) are the master transcription factors of these cells playing a pivotal role in the polarization of naïve T cells into Treg cells...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319634/late-onset-bexarotene-induced-cd4-lymphopenia-in-a-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-patient
#18
Karin Eshagh, Laura S Romero, Jessica K So, Xianfeng Frank Zhao
Various infections, autoimmune diseases, medications, and total-body irradiation are known factors associated with CD4 lymphopenia, defined as a CD4 T-cell count below 300 cells/mL or less than 20% of total lymphocytes. We report a rare case of a patient with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) who developed profound CD4 lymphopenia in the setting of long-term bexarotene therapy. Bexarotene is a third-generation retinoid that inhibits epithelial cell proliferation and is approved for treatment of advanced CTCL (stages IIB-IVB) in adult patients who have failed at least 1 prior systemic therapy...
February 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319545/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-is-associated-with-increased-adverse-postoperative-renal-outcomes-and-mortality-a-historical-cohort-study-using-administrative-health-data
#19
Rovnat Babazade, Huseyin Oguz Yilmaz, Steve M Leung, Nicole M Zimmerman, Alparslan Turan
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a common autoimmune connective tissue disease that mainly harms kidneys, heart, lungs, and nervous system. Effects of surgical stimulus and anesthesia combined with SLE-related pathologies may increase morbidity and mortality. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the association between SLE (versus none) and postoperative renal, cardiac, and in-hospital mortality complications among patients undergoing major surgeries. METHODS: We obtained censuses of 2009 to 2011 inpatient hospital discharges across 7 states and conducted a retrospective cohort study by using International Classification of Diseases and Injuries, Version 9, diagnosis codes, procedure codes, and present-on-admission indicators...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318633/capillary-leak-syndrome-etiologies-pathophysiology-and-management
#20
REVIEW
Eric Siddall, Minesh Khatri, Jai Radhakrishnan
In various human diseases, an increase in capillary permeability to proteins leads to the loss of protein-rich fluid from the intravascular to the interstitial space. Although sepsis is the disease most commonly associated with this phenomenon, many other diseases can lead to a "sepsis-like" syndrome with manifestations of diffuse pitting edema, exudative serous cavity effusions, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, hypotension, and, in some cases, hypovolemic shock with multiple-organ failure. The term capillary leak syndrome has been used to describe this constellation of disease manifestations associated with an increased capillary permeability to proteins...
March 16, 2017: Kidney International
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