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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718851/ultrasound-b-lines-in-the-evaluation-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-cut-off-point-definition-for-the-presence-of-significant-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Marika Tardella, Marco Di Carlo, Marina Carotti, Emilio Filippucci, Walter Grassi, Fausto Salaffi
The aim of this study was to establish the cut-off point of ultrasound (US) B-lines number for detecting the presence of significant interstitial lung disease (ILD) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) (SSc-ILD) in relation to high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings.Consecutive SSc-ILD patients underwent chest HRCT, lung US (LUS), pulmonary function test, and clinical assessment. Exclusion criteria were represented by the presence of a coexisting congestive heart failure and a clinical history suggestive of lung or pleural diseases...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687210/relationship-between-interstitial-lung-disease-and-oesophageal-dilatation-on-chest-high-resolution-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Fausto Salaffi, Marco Di Carlo, Marina Carotti, Paolo Fraticelli, Armando Gabrielli, Andrea Giovagnoni
OBJECTIVES: Oesophageal dilatation (OD) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in systemic sclerosis (SSc). The aims of this study were to explore the association of the OD and SSc-ILD on chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT), and to establish a cutoff point for the OD suggestive for the presence of a significant lung involvement. METHODS: The widest oesophageal diameter (WOD) was obtained on axial HRCT images. The parenchymal abnormalities on HRCT were coded and scored according to Warrick method...
April 23, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673120/differences-in-clinical-presentation-and-incidence-of-cardiopulmonary-involvement-in-late-onset-versus-early-onset-systemic-sclerosis-inception-cohort-study
#3
Suparaporn Wangkaew, Phiriya Phiriyakrit, Vittawin Sawangduan, Narawudt Prasertwittayakij, Juntima Euathrongchit
INTRODUCTION: Data regarding the incidence rate (IR) of cardiopulmonary involvement in comparison between late-onset SSc and early-onset SSc are limited. OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of clinical manifestations and the IR of cardiopulmonary involvement compared between the two subgroups. METHODS: An inception cohort of SSc patients seen at the Rheumatology Clinic, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, between January 2010 and June 2016, was used...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657152/venous-thromboembolism-in-systemic-sclerosis-prevalence-risk-factors-and-effect-on-survival
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Sindhu R Johnson, Nabil Hakami, Zareen Ahmad, Duminda N Wijeysundera
OBJECTIVE: Whether systemic sclerosis (SSc) confers increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is uncertain. We evaluated the prevalence, risk factors, and effect of VTE on SSc survival. METHODS: A cohort study was conducted of subjects with SSc who fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism classification criteria between 1970 and 2017. Deep vein thrombosis was defined as thrombus on extremity ultrasound. Pulmonary embolism was defined as thrombus on thorax computed tomography angiogram...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501213/-pulmonary-veno-occlusive-disease
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REVIEW
A Boucly, B Girerd, D Bourlier, S Nemlaghi, J Caliez, L Savale, X Jaïs, P Dorfmüller, G Simonneau, O Sitbon, M Humbert, D Montani
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is a rare form of pulmonary hypertension (PH) characterized by preferential remodelling of pulmonary venules and angioproliferation. PVOD term includes idiopathic, heritable (biallelic mutations of EIF2AK4 gene), drugs and toxins induced (alkylating agents, organic solvents) and connectivite-associated forms (especially systemic-sclerosis associated form). PVOD and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) share a similar clinical presentation. Lung biopsy is contraindicated in PVOD due to high risk of life-threatening bleeding...
February 2018: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455320/elevated-serum-krebs-von-den-lungen-6-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-marker-of-lung-fibrosis-and-severity-of-the-disease
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Audrey Benyamine, Xavier Heim, Noémie Resseguier, Daniel Bertin, Carine Gomez, Mikaël Ebbo, Jean-Robert Harlé, Gilles Kaplanski, Pascal Rossi, Nathalie Bardin, Brigitte Granel
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the clinical significance of Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6) in the diagnosis and severity of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in a French cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Serum KL-6 concentrations were measured with chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) in 75 SSc patients. Patients were divided into two groups according to the presence of interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD versus SSc-without ILD) on chest High-Resolution Computed Tomography...
May 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426066/screening-high-resolution-computed-tomography-of-the-chest-to-detect-interstitial-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-global-survey-of-rheumatologists
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Elana J Bernstein, Dinesh Khanna, David J Lederer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390428/clinical-and-serological-features-of-systemic-sclerosis-in-a-multicenter-african-american-cohort-analysis-of-the-genome-research-in-african-american-scleroderma-patients-clinical-database
#8
MULTICENTER STUDY
Nadia D Morgan, Ami A Shah, Maureen D Mayes, Robyn T Domsic, Thomas A Medsger, Virginia D Steen, John Varga, Mary Carns, Paula S Ramos, Richard M Silver, Elena Schiopu, Dinesh Khanna, Vivien Hsu, Jessica K Gordon, Heather Gladue, Lesley A Saketkoo, Lindsey A Criswell, Chris T Derk, Marcin A Trojanowski, Victoria K Shanmugam, Lorinda Chung, Antonia Valenzuela, Reem Jan, Avram Goldberg, Elaine F Remmers, Daniel L Kastner, Fredrick M Wigley, Pravitt Gourh, Francesco Boin
Racial differences exist in the severity of systemic sclerosis (SSc). To enhance our knowledge about SSc in African Americans, we established a comprehensive clinical database from the largest multicenter cohort of African American SSc patients assembled to date (the Genome Research in African American Scleroderma Patients (GRASP) cohort).African American SSc patients were enrolled retrospectively and prospectively over a 30-year period (1987-2016), from 18 academic centers throughout the United States. The cross-sectional prevalence of sociodemographic, clinical, and serological features was evaluated...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382307/emphysematous-change-with-scleroderma-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-the-potential-contribution-of-vasculopathy
#9
Hideaki Yamakawa, Tamiko Takemura, Tae Iwasawa, Yumie Yamanaka, Satoshi Ikeda, Akimasa Sekine, Hideya Kitamura, Tomohisa Baba, Shinichiro Iso, Koji Okudela, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Takashi Ogura
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary emphysema combined with systemic sclerosis (SSc)-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD) occurs more often in smokers but also in never-smokers. This study aimed to describe a new finding characterized by peculiar emphysematous change with SSc-associated ILD (SSc-ILD). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 21 consecutive patients with SSc-ILD diagnosed by surgical lung biopsy and focused on the radio-pathological correlation of the emphysematous change...
January 30, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346191/the-four-corners-sign-a-specific-imaging-feature-in-differentiating-systemic-sclerosis-related-interstitial-lung-disease-from-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#10
Lara Walkoff, Darin B White, Jonathan H Chung, Dennis Asante, Christian W Cox
PURPOSE: Differentiating between systemic sclerosis-related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is important because of the differences in workup, prognosis, and treatment. However, there is much overlap in the appearance of these 2 entities on high-resolution computed tomography. We propose that inflammation and/or fibrosis focally or disproportionately involving the bilateral anterolateral upper lobes and posterosuperior lower lobes ["Four Corners" Sign (FCS)] is specific for SSc-ILD...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334156/the-retinal-ganglion-cell-layer-predicts-normal-appearing-white-matter-tract-integrity-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-combined-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-optical-coherence-tomography-approach
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Carolina Alves, Sónia Batista, Otília C d'Almeida, Lívia Sousa, Luís Cunha, Rui Bernardes, Miguel Castelo-Branco
We investigated the relationship between retinal layers and normal-appearing white matter (WM) integrity in the brain of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), using a combined diffusion tensor imaging and high resolution optical coherence tomography approach. Fifty patients and 62 controls were recruited. The patients were divided into two groups according to presence (n = 18) or absence (n = 32) of optic neuritis. Diffusion tensor data were analyzed with a voxel-wise whole brain analysis of diffusion metrics in WM with tract-based spatial statistics...
April 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322341/interstitial-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis-data-from-the-spanish-scleroderma-study-group
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D Sánchez-Cano, N Ortego-Centeno, J L Callejas, V Fonollosa Plá, R Ríos-Fernández, C Tolosa-Vilella, G Espinosa-Garriga, D Colunga-Argüelles, M V Egurbide-Arberas, M Rubio-Rivas, M Freire, J J Ríos-Blanco, L Trapiella-Martínez, M Rodríguez-Carballeira, A Marín-Ballvé, X Pla-Salas, C P Simeón-Aznar
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) in the setting of a large cohort of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients, and to analyse the differences according to the SSc subtype (following the modification of classification criteria of the American College of Rheumatology for SSc proposed by LeRoy and Medsger), factors are associated with moderate-to-severe impairment of lung function, as well as mortality and causes of death. METHODS: A descriptive study was performed, using the available data from the Spanish Scleroderma Study Group...
March 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297205/cyclophosphamide-for-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Hayley Barnes, Anne E Holland, Glen P Westall, Nicole Sl Goh, Ian N Glaspole
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of individuals with interstitial lung disease (ILD) have associated connective tissue disease (CTD). The connective tissue disorders most commonly associated with ILD include scleroderma/systemic sclerosis (SSc), rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, and Sjögren's syndrome. Although many people with CTD-ILD do not develop progressive lung disease, a significant proportion do progress, leading to reduced physical function, decreased quality of life, and death...
January 3, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164429/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-as-a-related-factor-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
#14
Jiuliang Zhao, Hongnan Mo, Xiaoxiao Guo, Qian Wang, Dong Xu, Yong Hou, Zhuang Tian, Yongtai Liu, Hui Wang, Jinzhi Lai, Mengtao Li, Xiaofeng Zeng
The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) as a simple and readily available marker of occurrence of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). One hundred and forty-five consecutive patients with SSc were recruited to the single-center cross-sectional study. Demographic characteristics, hematological parameters, Modified Rodnan Skin Score, and World Health Organization functional classification were determined. Diagnosis of PAH was based on screening by echocardiography and was confirmed by right heart catheterization...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151332/the-relationship-between-the-degree-of-skin-fibrosis-by-sonoelastography-and-the-degree-of-pulmonary-involvement-in-scleroderma
#15
Songül Çildağ, Mehmet Burak Çildağ
Background/aim: This study aimed to assess the relationship between skin fibrosis as determined by sonoelastography and the degree of pulmonary involvement as determined by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc).Materials and methods: This prospective study included 40 patients with dcSSc. All patients with HRCT scans underwent conventional ultrasonography and sonoelastography to determine skin thickness and degree of fibrosis. The degree of fibrosis was classified according to color-scale sonoelastography...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143062/-intracranial-cystic-lesions
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REVIEW
F Ahlhelm, K Shariat, S Götschi, S Ulmer
CLINICAL PROBLEM: Intracerebral cysts are common findings in imaging of the neurocranium and are not always clinically significant. The pathological spectrum of intracerebral cysts is, however, very broad and in addition to incidental findings includes developmental disorders, malformation tumors, primary and secondary neoplasms and infectious etiologies, such as cerebral abscess formation, cysticercosis or residuals after congenital cytomegalovirus infections. Intracerebral cystic defects may be caused by inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) diseases, such as multiple sclerosis as well as by mitochondriopathies, leukodystrophy, electrolyte disturbances or osmotic demyelination syndrome or brain infarctions, e...
February 2018: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121645/novel-lung-imaging-biomarkers-and-skin-gene-expression-subsetting-in-dasatinib-treatment-of-systemic-sclerosis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#17
MULTICENTER STUDY
Viktor Martyanov, Grace-Hyun J Kim, Wendy Hayes, Shuyan Du, Bishu J Ganguly, Oumar Sy, Sun Ku Lee, Galina S Bogatkevich, Gary L Schieven, Elena Schiopu, Roberta Gonçalves Marangoni, Jonathan Goldin, Michael L Whitfield, John Varga
BACKGROUND: There are no effective treatments or validated clinical response markers in systemic sclerosis (SSc). We assessed imaging biomarkers and performed gene expression profiling in a single-arm open-label clinical trial of tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib in patients with SSc-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD). METHODS: Primary objectives were safety and pharmacokinetics. Secondary outcomes included clinical assessments, quantitative high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the chest, serum biomarker assays and skin biopsy-based gene expression subset assignments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118864/rituximab-treatment-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-and-interstitial-lung-disease
#18
Abdel Gaffar A Mohammed, Ammar Alshihre, Ibrahim Abdulrazag Al-Homood
There is increasing interest in rituximab (RTX) as an alternative to cyclophosphamide for the treatment of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). However, no report has addressed its efficacy in Saudi patients with SSc-ILD. To assess the efficacy of RTX treatment in Saudi patients with SSc-ILD, hospital records were reviewed between 2013 and 2016. Four female patients received at least 4 cycles of RTX (I cycle, consisting of two infusions of 1000 mg 2 weeks apart). Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) were performed before and after treatment to assess the response...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095328/c9orf72-intermediate-repeat-expansion-in-a-patient-with-psychiatric-disorders-and-progressive-cerebellar-ataxia
#19
Mario Meloni, Rita Farris, Paolo Solla, Marcello M Mascia, Francesco Marrosu, Antonino Cannas
INTRODUCTION: Large expansions of the noncoding GGGGCC repeat (more than 30) in the first intron of the C9ORF72 gene have been demonstrated to cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia. Recent papers have investigated the possible pathogenic role and associated clinical phenotypes of hexanucleotide expansions with intermediate repeat lengths ranging between 20 and 29 repeats. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 71-year-old Sardinian female patient with a long history of psychiatric disorders such as mixed anxiety-depressive disorder associated with somatization disorder and histrionic personality who developed a slowly progressive cerebellar syndrome, mild cognitive impairment, pyramidal signs, and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder with imaging abnormalities on the DaTSCAN single-photon emission computed tomography indicating an alteration in the presynaptic dopaminergic system...
November 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093153/limited-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-identifying-contributing-factors-with-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
#20
Nihal Martis, Viviane Queyrel-Moranne, David Launay, Rémi Neviere, Jean-Gabriel Fuzibet, Charles-Hugo Marquette, Sylvie Leroy
OBJECTIVE: Exercise limitation in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) is often multifactorial and related to complications such as interstitial lung disease (ILD), pulmonary vasculopathy (PV), left ventricular dysfunction (LVD), and/or peripheral/muscular limitation (PML). We hypothesized that cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) could not only suggest and rank competing etiologies, but also highlight peripheral impairment. METHODS: Clinical, resting pulmonary function testing, and CPET data from patients with SSc referred for exercise limitation between October 2009 and November 2015 were retrospectively analyzed in this bi-center study...
January 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
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