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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089977/antimelanoma-differentiation-associated-gene-5-antibody-expanding-the-clinical-spectrum-in-north-american-patients-with-dermatomyositis
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Siamak Moghadam-Kia, Chester V Oddis, Shinji Sato, Masataka Kuwana, Rohit Aggarwal
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical features associated with the antimelanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 antibody (anti-MDA5) in US patients with clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) and classic DM. METHODS: Patients with CADM were consecutively selected from the University of Pittsburgh Myositis Database from 1985 to 2013. CADM was defined by a typical DM rash without objective muscle weakness and no or minimal abnormalities of muscle enzymes, electromyography, or muscle biopsy...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079914/intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-pediatric-rheumatology-when-to-use-it-and-what-is-the-evidence
#2
Martha M Rodriguez, Linda Wagner-Weiner
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is given to children with a variety of rheumatologic illnesses. The mechanism of action by which it exerts therapeutic effects is not well understood and likely differs in the medical conditions for which it is given. IVIG is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and is the standard of care for Kawasaki disease, but most IVIG use in pediatric rheumatology is "off-label. " The literature supports the use of IVIG for juvenile dermatomyositis, although it is unclear whether its use should be limited to those children with more severe or refractory disease...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077146/childhood-arthritis-and-rheumatology-research-alliance-consensus-clinical-treatment-plans-for-juvenile-dermatomyositis-with-skin-predominant-disease
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Susan Kim, Philip Kahn, Angela B Robinson, Bianca Lang, Andrew Shulman, Edward J Oberle, Kenneth Schikler, Megan Lea Curran, Lilliana Barillas-Arias, Charles H Spencer, Lisa G Rider, Adam M Huber
BACKGROUND: Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is the most common form of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies in children. A subset of children have the rash of JDM without significant weakness, and the optimal treatments for these children are unknown. The goal of this study was to describe the development of consensus clinical treatment plans (CTPs) for children with JDM who have active skin rashes, without significant muscle involvement, referred to as skin predominant JDM in this manuscript...
January 11, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076913/use-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy-for-myositis-an-audit-in-south-australian-patients
#4
Caroline Foreman, Paul Russo, Noelene Davies, Pravin Hissaria, Susanna Proudman, Tiffany Hughes, Vidya Limaye
In South Australia, between 2000 and 2014, 57 patients with idiopathic inflammatory myositis (IIM) were treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). We reviewed disease characteristics to determine predictors of response to therapy and IVIg dosing and duration to identify opportunities to rationalise IVIg use. Patients with dermatomyositis/polymyositis had a response rate of 77% and were more likely than inclusion body myositis to respond to therapy. Consideration should be given to the use of the lowest possible dose of IVIg and to the undertaking of trials of cessation of IVIg in patients with stable IIM...
January 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076515/serum-adipocytokine-profile-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-young-adult-female-dermatomyositis-patients
#5
Marilda Guimarães Silva, Eduardo Ferreira Borba, Suzana Beatriz Veríssimo de Mello, Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the frequency of metabolic syndrome in young adult female dermatomyositis patients and its possible association with clinical and laboratory dermatomyositis-related features and serum adipocytokines. METHOD: This cross-sectional study included 35 dermatomyositis patients and 48 healthy controls. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to the 2009 Joint Interim Statement. RESULTS: Patient age was comparable in the dermatomyositis and control groups, and the median disease duration was 1...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073708/juvenile-dermatomyositis-positive-for-anti-dna-mismatch-repair-enzyme-antibodies
#6
Naoko Kubo, Koichi Yanaba, Sota Kikuchi, Osamu Fukuchi, Hidemi Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Namba, Yoshinao Muro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063233/establishment-of-a-new-conditionally-immortalized-human-skeletal-muscle-microvascular-endothelial-cell-line
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Hironori Sano, Yasuteru Sano, Eri Ishiguchi, Fumitaka Shimizu, Masatoshi Omoto, Toshihiko Maeda, Hideaki Nishihara, Yukio Takeshita, Shiori Takahashi, Mariko Oishi, Takashi Kanda
In skeletal muscle, the capillaries have tight junctions (TJs) that are structurally similar to those in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-nerve barrier (BNB). Although many findings have been clarified in the territory of BBB and BNB, few have so far examined the TJs of capillaries in the skeletal muscle. In addition, no in vitro human skeletal muscle microvasculature models have been reported thus far. We newly established a new human skeletal muscle microvascular endothelial cell (HSMMEC) line. HSMMECs were isolated from human skeletal muscle and were infected with retroviruses harboring temperature-sensitive SV40 T antigen and telomerase genes...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058540/juvenile-dermatomyositis-a-tertiary-center-experience
#8
Kenan Barut, Pinar Ozge Avar Aydin, Amra Adrovic, Sezgin Sahin, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology and primarily involves muscle and skin. It is the most common idiopathic inflammatory myopathy of childhood. This study aimed to evaluate demographic and clinical features, laboratory data, treatment modalities, and outcome of patients with JDM at a referral pediatric rheumatology center in Turkey. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients diagnosed with JDM between the years 2003-2016 at the Pediatric Rheumatology Department Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054279/successful-resection-of-liver-metastasis-detected-by-exacerbation-of-skin-symptom-in-a-patient-with-dermatomyositis-accompanied-by-rectal-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Kosuke Ono, Manabu Shimomura, Kazuhiro Toyota, Atsushi Kagimoto, Naofumi Tsukiyama, Masayuki Shishida, Koichi Oishi, Kazuaki Miyamoto, Satoshi Shibata, Masahiro Ikeda, Seiji Sadamoto, Tadateru Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Dermatomyositis (DM) is a rare syndrome that belongs to the group of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. The association between DM and malignancy is well recognized, and the severity of DM symptoms has been linked to the progression of metastatic disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 42-year-old man that was diagnosed with dermatomyositis (DM) and rectal cancer. Proctectomy was performed, and DM symptoms were resolved postoperatively. One year and 9 months after the surgery, liver metastasis occurred accompanied by the exacerbation of DM symptom...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050594/recurrence-of-juvenile-dermatomyositis-8%C3%A2-years-after-remission
#10
Ken Muramatsu, Hideyuki Ujiie, Mayumi Yokozeki, Ichiro Tsukinaga, Mai Ito, Takaaki Shikano, Akira Suzuki, Yusuke Tozawa, Ichiro Kobayashi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: JAAD Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045754/anti-nxp2-positive-paraneoplastic-dermatomyositis-with-histopathologic-changes-confined-to-the-acrosyringia
#11
Jose Luis Ramírez-Bellver, Elena Macías, Claudia Bernárdez, Joaquín López-Robles, Maria Del Carmen Vegas-Sánchez, Jose Luis Díaz-Recuero, Hernán Quiceno, Luis Requena
BACKGROUND: Paraneoplastic syndromes consist of a group of disorders that are not related to the extension of the primary tumor or its metastases and that might be the first manifestation of a hidden neoplasm. It is a well-known association between dermatomyositis (DM) and cancer, especially gynecological tumors in women and lung cancer in men. METHODS: We describe the case of a 67-year-old male who developed muscular weakness and pruritic skin lesions. Skin biopsies were performed and histologic findings were consistent with DM...
January 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040421/anti-mda5-dermatomyositis-mimicking-psoriatic-arthritis
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Iván Cabezas-Rodríguez, Isla Morante-Bolado, Anahy Brandy-García, Rubén Queiro-Silva, Lourdes Mozo, Francisco Javier Ballina-García
Dermatomyositis causes inflammation and damage of muscle and skin, and sometimes involves internal organs, especially lung parenchyma. Patients with dermatomyositis still represent a diagnostic challenge because of the rarity of this disease and the lack of specificity of some of its cutaneous manifestations. Herein, we describe the case of a patient with dermatomyositis, initially diagnosed as psoriatic arthritis, in which the performance of anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5) antibodies was decisive to establish a definitive diagnosis...
December 28, 2016: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039554/serum-level-of-dnase1l3-in-patients-with-dermatomyositis-polymyositis-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-association-with-disease-activity
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Qi Zhao, Chunshu Yang, Jianing Wang, Yujia Li, Pingting Yang
DNase1l3 is an endonuclease to degrade the chromatin of apoptotic or necrotic cells. Serum DNase1l3 may fulfill the function of clearance of chromatin released into the circulation by dying cells, which can trigger autoimmune responses. To date, it remains unclear whether serum DNase1l3 level associates with the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Sixty-eight patients with dermatomyositis/polymyositis (DM/PM, n = 30), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, n = 20) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA, n = 18), as well as 26 healthy blood donors were enrolled in the present study...
December 30, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039312/sarcoplasmic-mxa-expression-a-valuable-marker-of-dermatomyositis
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Akinori Uruha, Atsuko Nishikawa, Rie S Tsuburaya, Kohei Hamanaka, Masataka Kuwana, Yurika Watanabe, Shigeaki Suzuki, Norihiro Suzuki, Ichizo Nishino
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of myxovirus resistance A (MxA) expression in the cytoplasm of myofibers in the diagnosis of dermatomyositis (DM). METHODS: We assessed the sensitivity and specificity of the sarcoplasmic expression of MxA in muscles with DM by immunohistochemistry in consecutive cases of DM (n = 34) and other idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (n = 120: 8 with polymyositis, 16 with anti-tRNA-synthetase antibody-associated myositis, 46 with immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy, and 50 with inclusion body myositis) and compared them with conventional pathologic hallmarks of DM, including perifascicular atrophy (PFA) and membrane attack complex (MAC) deposition on endomysial capillaries...
December 30, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035084/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-modulators-and-drug-discovery
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Soo-Jin Park, Dong-Soon Im
Initial discovery on sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) as an intracellular second messenger was faced unexpectedly with roles of S1P as a first messenger, which subsequently resulted in cloning of its G protein-coupled receptors, S1P₁₋₅. The molecular identification of S1P receptors opened up a new avenue for pathophysiological research on this lipid mediator. Cellular and molecular in vitro studies and in vivo studies on gene deficient mice have elucidated cellular signaling pathways and the pathophysiological meanings of S1P receptors...
January 1, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031831/intestinal-perforation-due-to-paradoxical-reaction-during-treatment-for-miliary-tuberculosis
#16
Miwako Saitou, Tomoko Suzuki, Katsunao Niitsuma
A 61-year-old man was being treated for poor nutritional status. He had been on weekly methotrexate 6 mg and daily tacrolimus 1 mg and prednisolone 18 mg for 8 years due to dermatomyositis. On further workup, he was initially detected to have ileocecal ulcer with subsequent development of diffuse miliary shadows on chest radiograph. He was diagnosed as having ileocecal with miliary tuberculosis (TB). While receiving anti-tuberculous therapy, there was initial improvement of TB-related symptoms and he had no conditions that interfered with the efficiency of the anti-tuberculous therapy...
November 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012697/the-host-defense-peptide-ll-37-a-possible-inducer-of-the-type-i-interferon-system-in-patients-with-polymyositis-and-dermatomyositis
#17
Xin Lu, Quan Tang, Monica Lindh, Maryam Dastmalchi, Helene Alexanderson, Karin Popovic Silwerfeldt, Birgitta Agerberth, Ingrid E Lundberg, Cecilia Wick
The type I interferon (IFN) system has recently been suggested to play important and essential roles in the pathogenesis of myositis. However, a clarification of how type I IFNs could function as triggering factor(s) in the pathogenesis of myositis has yet failed. Through activation of the type I IFN system, the host defense peptide LL-37 carries numerous immunomodulatory properties and is implicated in the pathogenesis of several other autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The expression of LL-37 can be regulated by various endogenous factors including the active form of vitamin D (25(OH)D3)...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012490/association-of-anti-aminoacyl-transfer-rna-synthetase-antibody-and-anti-melanoma-differentiation-associated-gene-5-antibody-with-the-therapeutic-response-of-polymyositis-dermatomyositis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#18
Naomi Yoshida, Masaki Okamoto, Shinjiro Kaieda, Kiminori Fujimoto, Tomohiro Ebata, Morihiro Tajiri, Masayuki Nakamura, Masaki Tominaga, Daisuke Wakasugi, Tomotaka Kawayama, Masataka Kuwana, Tsuneyo Mimori, Hiroaki Ida, Tomoaki Hoshino
BACKGROUND: We attempted to clarify whether the presence of anti-aminoacyl-transfer RNA synthetase antibody (anti-ARS Ab) or anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 antibody (anti-MDA5 Ab) is associated with the therapeutic response of polymyositis/dermatomyositis-associated interstitial lung disease (PM/DM-ILD). METHODS: We retrospectively investigated 22 patients with PM/DM-ILD (10 positive for anti-ARS Ab and nine positive for anti-MDA5 Ab) for whom antibody analysis of conserved serum was possible...
January 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004828/analysis-of-cxcr5-th17-cells-in-relation-to-disease-activity-and-tnf-inhibitor-therapy-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Deepika Singh, Matthew Henkel, Bernadette Sendon, June Feng, Anthony Fabio, Diana Metes, Larry W Moreland, Mandy J McGeachy
Th17 and TfH cells are thought to promote tissue inflammation and autoantibody production, respectively, in autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). TfH cells that co-express Th17 markers (CXCR5(+)Th17) encompass both of these pathogenic functions, and are increased in some human autoimmune settings including juvenile dermatomyositis. We investigated CXCR5(+)Th17 cells in RA subjects with stable or active disease and before and after TNF inhibitor therapy. CXCR5(+)Th17 cell frequency was increased in RA compared to healthy controls, but other helper T cell subsets were not different...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004387/the-reliability-of-the-cutaneous-dermatomyositis-disease-area-and-severity-index-cdasi-among-dermatologists-rheumatologists-and-neurologists
#20
J Tiao, R Feng, S Bird, J K Choi, J Dunham, M George, T C Gonzalez-Rivera, J L Kaufman, N Khan, J J Luo, R Micheletti, A S Payne, R Price, C Quinn, A I Rubin, A G Sreih, P Thomas, J Okawa, V P Werth
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that skin disease in dermatomyositis (DM) is best assessed using the Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index (CDASI). Although the CDASI has been validated for use by dermatologists, it has not been validated for use by other physicians such as rheumatologists and neurologists, who also manage patients with DM and assess skin activity in clinical trials. OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability of the CDASI among dermatologists, rheumatologists and neurologists...
October 19, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
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