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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621173/evaluation-and-management-approaches-for-scleroderma-lung-disease
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Sara R Schoenfeld, Flavia V Castelino
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc). As symptoms are often under-reported in SSc, early screening of ILD and PAH is of paramount importance, and early treatment may be associated with better clinical outcomes. Serologies are particularly helpful in identifying patients at risk for pulmonary involvement. Pulmonary function testing, high-resolution computed tomography of the chest and echocardiography are important tools in the initial screening of these patients...
June 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592713/pulmonary-limited-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-coexisting-with-mixed-connective-tissue-disease
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Masaru Ando, Akihiko Goto, Mari Yamasue, Yuko Usagawa, Hiroaki Oka, Takehiko Shigenaga, Jun-Ichi Kadota
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a systemic disease characterized by necrotizing, granulomatous vasculitis of the upper and lower respiratory tracts and glomerulonephritis, and is classified as a classical or limited form. The classical form of GPA demonstrates the involvement of the upper respiratory tract, sinuses, lungs and kidneys, whereas the limited form is characterized by the lack of the renal involvement with female predominance. On the other hand, mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) shows the clinical and laboratorial features of systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis and polymyositis, along with high titers of anti-ribonucleoprotein antibodies and is characterized by good response to corticosteroid therapy and favorable prognosis...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549020/lung-density-and-pulmonary-artery-diameter-are-predictors-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Margreet E Bakker, Maarten K Ninaber, Jan Stolk, Lucia J M Kroft, Anne A Schouffoer, Jeska K de Vries Bouwstra, Suzanne E van Wijngaarden, Berend C Stoel
PURPOSE: The aim was to evaluate computed tomography (CT)-measured pulmonary artery diameter (PAD) and lung density as predictors of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in subjects with systemic sclerosis (SSc). We compared these PAD values with normal values and between SSc subgroups with PH and/or interstitial lung disease (ILD). We investigated whether PAD predicts PH and whether lung densitometry, by using the 85th percentile density value (Perc85) as a measure for ILD, can predict PH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PAD and Perc85 were measured in axial CT scans and compared between 54 SSc and 76 control subjects...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520086/activated-fgfr3-prevents-subchondral-bone-sclerosis-during-the-development-of-osteoarthritis-in-transgenic-mice-with-achondroplasia
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Toshiaki Okura, Masaki Matsushita, Kenichi Mishima, Ryusaku Esaki, Taisuke Seki, Naoki Ishiguro, Hiroshi Kitoh
The purpose of this study is to investigate the morphometric changes of the subchondral bone during the development of osteoarthritis (OA) in transgenic mice with achondroplasia (Fgfr3(ach) ) carrying a heterozygous gain-of-function mutation in Fgfr3. Two OA models (spontaneously developed with age: The aging model, and surgically induced by destabilization of the medial meniscus: The DMM model) were established. Articular cartilage, epiphysis, and metaphysis of the knee joint were histologically and morphometrically compared between wild-type mice, and Fgfr3(ach) mice in both OA models...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454677/clinical-algorithms-for-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Vanessa Hax, Markus Bredemeier, Ana Laura Didonet Moro, Thaís Rohde Pavan, Marcelo Vasconcellos Vieira, Eduardo Hennemann Pitrez, Rafael Mendonça da Silva Chakr, Ricardo Machado Xavier
INTRODUCTION: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is currently the primary cause of death in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Thoracic high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is considered the gold standard for diagnosis. Recent studies have proposed several clinical algorithms to predict the diagnosis and prognosis of SSc-ILD. OBJECTIVE: To test the clinical algorithms to predict the presence and prognosis of SSc-ILD and to evaluate the association of extent of ILD with mortality in a cohort of SSc patients...
April 1, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432700/serum-h-ficolin-levels-clinical-association-with-interstitial-lung-disease-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Takuya Miyagawa, Yoshihide Asano, Yuka de Mestier, Ryosuke Saigusa, Takashi Taniguchi, Takashi Yamashita, Kouki Nakamura, Megumi Hirabayashi, Shunsuke Miura, Yohei Ichimura, Takehiro Takahashi, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Tomomitsu Miyagaki, Makoto Sugaya, Shinichi Sato
Ficolins, a group of oligomeric lectins consisting of three isoforms (H-, L- and M-ficolin), contribute to innate immunity via activating the complement pathway and/or acting directly as opsonins against pathogens and apoptotic cells. Because apoptotic cells likely drive the development of systemic sclerosis (SSc) partly through innate immunity, we assessed the clinical association of serum H-ficolin levels in SSc patients. Despite no difference in serum H-ficolin levels between SSc and control subjects, SSc patients with decreased serum H-ficolin levels tended to have a higher prevalence of interstitial lung disease (ILD)...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415674/primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-with-diffuse-cystic-lung-changes-developed-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Xiao Liu, Hao Li, Yunhong Yin, Dedong Ma, Yiqing Qu
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that can occur as a unique existence (primary Sjögren's syndrome) or merge with other systemic diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis or systemic sclerosis (secondary Sjögren's syndrome). Data on the two diseases occurrence order are inadequate. Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) may relatively uncommonly lead to diffuse cystic lung changes. We represent a female who was diagnosed pSS with diffuse cystic lung alterations developed SLE two years later...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284853/pulmonary-magnetic-resonance-imaging-is-similar-to-chest-tomography-in-detecting-inflammation-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
#8
Carolina de Souza Müller, Danny Warszawiak, Eduardo Dos Santos Paiva, Dante Luiz Escuissato
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are prevalent complications of systemic sclerosis (SS) and are currently the leading causes of death related to the disease. The accurate recognition of these conditions is therefore of utmost importance for patient management. A study was carried out with 24 SS patients being followed at the Rheumatology Department of the Hospital de Clínicas of Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) and 14 healthy volunteers, with the objective of evaluating the usefulness of lung magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) when assessing ILD in SS patients...
February 20, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275485/serum-kl-6-and-surfactant-protein-d-as-monitoring-and-predictive-markers-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-and-mixed-connective-tissue-disease
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Hideaki Yamakawa, Eri Hagiwara, Hideya Kitamura, Yumie Yamanaka, Satoshi Ikeda, Akimasa Sekine, Tomohisa Baba, Koji Okudela, Tae Iwasawa, Tamiko Takemura, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Takashi Ogura
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is frequent complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). The disease is heterogeneous, and its outcome is unpredictable. Some patients have severe and progressive deterioration of ILD, which is the leading cause of mortality. We aimed to determine whether serum levels of Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6) and surfactant protein-D (SP-D) correlate with SSc/MCTD-associated ILD activity. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 40 patients with SSc/MCTD-associated ILD: 29 patients with SSc and 11 patients with MCTD...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258938/ventilation-distribution-and-small-airway-function-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
#10
B R A Silva, R Rufino, C H Costa, V S Vilela, R A Levy, A J Lopes
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of traditional pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in managing systemic sclerosis (SSc), many patients with pulmonary disease diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) present with normal PFTs. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the nitrogen single-breath washout (N2SBW) test in diagnosing SSc and to correlate N2SBW parameters with the PFT indexes used in the follow-up of these patients, clinical data, and CT findings. METHODS: Cross-sectional study in which 52 consecutive SSc patients were subjected to spirometry, body plethysmography, analysis of the diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO), analysis of respiratory muscle strength, N2SBW testing, and CT analysis...
March 1, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160007/quantitative-chest-computed-tomography-is-associated-with-two-prediction-models-of-mortality-in-interstitial-lung-disease-related-to-systemic-sclerosis
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Alarico Ariani, Mario Silva, Valeria Seletti, Elena Bravi, Marta Saracco, Simone Parisi, Fabio De Gennaro, Luca Idolazzi, Paola Caramaschi, Camilla Benini, Flavio Cesare Bodini, Carlo Alberto Scirè, Greta Carrara, Federica Lumetti, Veronica Alfieri, Elisa Bonati, Gianluca Lucchini, Marina Aiello, Daniele Santilli, Flavio Mozzani, Davide Imberti, Emanuele Michieletti, Eugenio Arrigoni, Giovanni Delsante, Raffaele Pellerito, Enrico Fusaro, Alfredo Chetta, Nicola Sverzellati
Objective.: In this multicentre study, we aimed to evaluate the capacity of a computer-assisted automated QCT method to identify patients with SSc-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) with high mortality risk according to validated composite clinical indexes (ILD-Gender, Age, Physiology index and du Bois index). Methods.: Chest CT, anamnestic data and pulmonary function tests of 146 patients with SSc were retrospectively collected, and the ILD-Gender, Age, Physiology score and DuBois index were calculated...
June 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094759/thymic-findings-before-and-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-severe-systemic-sclerosis-a-retrospective-study-using-computed-tomography-in-the-pre-and-post-transplantation-setting
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Joerg C Henes, Stefan Wirths, Wichard Vogel, Theodoros Xenitidis, Lothar Kanz, Marius Horger
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January 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089974/cardiopulmonary-disease-development-in-anti-rna-polymerase-iii-positive-systemic-sclerosis-comparative-analyses-from-an-unselected-prospective-patient-cohort
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Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold, Øyvind Midtvedt, Anders H Tennøe, Torhild Garen, May Brit Lund, Trond M Aaløkken, Arne K Andreassen, Fadi Elhage, Cathrine Brunborg, Eli Taraldsrud, Øyvind Molberg
OBJECTIVE: Extensive skin disease and renal crisis are hallmarks of anti-RNA polymerase III (RNAP)-positive systemic sclerosis (SSc), while lung and heart involvement data are conflicting. Here, the aims were to perform time-course analyses of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the RNAP subset of a prospective unselected SSc cohort and to use the other autoantibody subsets as comparators. METHODS: The study cohort included 279 patients with SSc from the observational Oslo University Hospital cohort with complete data on (1) SSc-related autoantibodies, (2) paired, serial analyses of lung function and fibrosis by computed tomography, and (3) PH verified by right heart catheterization...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081341/association-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-with-the-degree-ofinterstitial-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Nurhan Atilla, Gözde Yıldırım Çetin, Ayşe Balkarlı
BACKGROUND/AIM: Determining the severity of systemic sclerosis related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) is based on clinical and radiological findings, inflammation marker levels, and carbon monoxide diffusing capacity of the lung (DLCO). Recently studies are ongoing for objective and easy markers. Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is shown to be a good marker for inflammation in recent clinical trials. In this study, we aimed to identify the possible relationship between NLR and carbon monoxide transfer coefficient (KCO) of SSc-ILD patients...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079844/serum-interleukin-6-in-systemic-sclerosis-and-its-correlation-with-disease-parameters-and-cardiopulmonary-involvement
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Rasha A Abdel-Magied, Shereen R Kamel, Azza Farag Said, Hazem M Ali, Ehab A Abdel Gawad, Mahmoud M Moussa
OBJECTIVE: To assess serum interleukin-6 (IL-6)level in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and its correlations with European Scleroderma Study Group activity score (EUSTAR), Scleroderma Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), disability index and cardiopulmonary involvement. METHODS: Twenty SSc patients and 10 matched healthy controls were included. Serum IL-6 was measured in patients and controls. Disease activity, status,and disability were assessed.Cardiopulmonary involvement was evaluated by pulmonary function tests (PFTs), six minute walk test, echocardiography, and high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of chest...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063071/interstitial-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis-current-and-future-treatment
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REVIEW
Roberto Giacomelli, Vasiliki Liakouli, Onorina Berardicurti, Piero Ruscitti, Paola Di Benedetto, Francesco Carubbi, Giuliana Guggino, Salvatore Di Bartolomeo, Francesco Ciccia, Giovanni Triolo, Paola Cipriani
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) has the highest fatality rate among connective tissue diseases and is characterized by vascular damage, inflammation and fibrosis of the skin and various internal organs. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) frequently complicates SSc and can be a debilitating disorder with a poor prognosis. ILD is the most frequent cause of death in SSc, and the management of SSc-ILD patients is a great challenge. Early detection of pulmonary involvement based on a recent decline of lung function tests and on the extent of lung involvement at high-resolution computed tomography is critical for the best management of these patients...
June 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038794/prognostic-role-of-exhaled-breath-condensate-ph-and-fraction-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-systemic-sclerosis-related-interstitial-lung-disease
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Alfredo Guillen-Del Castillo, Sara Sánchez-Vidaurre, Carmen P Simeón-Aznar, María J Cruz, Vicente Fonollosa-Pla, Xavier Muñoz
INTRODUCTION: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is one of the major causes of death in systemic sclerosis (SSc). This study investigated exhaled breath (EB) and exhaled breath condensate (EBC) biomarkers in patients with SSc and analyzed their role as a prognostic tool in SSc-related ILD. METHODS: Fraction exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) and exhaled carbon monoxide (eCO) measured in EB, together with pH, nitrite, nitrate and interleukin-6 levels measured in EBC were prospectively analyzed in 35 patients with SSc...
December 27, 2016: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956736/transplantation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-and-lyme-disease
#18
Geeta Shroff
BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory and neurodegenerative disease in which the myelin sheath of nerve cells is damaged. It can cause delayed neurologic symptoms similar to those seen in Lyme disease (LD) patients. Thymus derived T-cells (myelin reactive) migrate to the blood brain barrier and stimulate an inflammatory cascade in the central nervous system. Cell based therapies play an important role in treating neurological diseases such as MS and LD. CASE REPORT Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) therapy was used to treat two patients with both MS and LD...
December 13, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911673/genetic-syndromes-associated-with-central-nervous-system-tumors
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Charmi Vijapura, Ehab Saad Aldin, Aristides A Capizzano, Bruno Policeni, Yutaka Sato, Toshio Moritani
Several genetic tumor syndromes have associated central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms. The spectrum of syndromes that have intracranial tumor manifestations includes ataxia telangiectasia, Cowden syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis, hereditary non-polyposis-related colorectal cancer, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Gorlin syndrome, neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1, tuberous sclerosis complex, von Hippel-Lindau disease, and Turcot syndrome. Many of these disorders are inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, and identification of the associated genetic defects has led to improved understanding of the molecular pathways involved in tumorigenesis, helping pave the way to the emergence of molecularly targeted therapeutics...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818558/is-computed-tomography-the-ideal-method-for-the-identification-and-management-of-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
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EDITORIAL
Agnaldo José Lopes
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September 2016: Radiologia Brasileira
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