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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...
January 6, 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
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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
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818546/tomography-patterns-of-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Andréa de Lima Bastos, Ricardo de Amorim Corrêa, Gilda Aparecida Ferreira
Currently, lung impairment is the leading factor responsible for the morbidity and mortality associated with systemic sclerosis. Therefore, the recognition of the various tomography patterns becomes decisive in the clinical management of these patients. In high-resolution computed tomography studies, the most common pattern is that of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia. However, there are other forms of lung involvement that must also be recognized. The aim of this study was to review the literature on the main changes resulting from pulmonary involvement in systemic sclerosis and the corresponding radiological findings, considering the current classification of interstitial diseases...
September 2016: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733938/serum-soluble-cd163-and-its-association-with-various-disease-parameters-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Waleed Ahmed Salah Eldeen Hassan, Eman Abd Elaleem Baraka, Basant Mohammed Elnady, Tahany Mahmoud Gouda, Nehad Fouad
OBJECTIVE: Cluster of differentiation 163 (CD163) is a receptor that binds haptoglobin-hemoglobin complexes and is mainly expressed on macrophages and monocytes. As a result of shedding, the extracellular portion of CD163 circulates in the blood as a soluble CD163 (sCD163). This study aimed to measure serum sCD163 levels in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to assess its association with the clinical, laboratory, and radiological features of the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We measured serum sCD163 levels in 24 patients with SSc and in 30 healthy controls...
September 2016: Eur J Rheumatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709074/correlation-of-delta-high-resolution-computed-tomography-hrct-score-with-delta-clinical-variables-in-early-systemic-sclerosis-ssc-patients
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Suparaporn Wangkaew, Juntima Euathrongchit, Pittaporn Wattanawittawas, Nuntana Kasitanon
BACKGROUND: The correlation of changes (delta: Δ) of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) score with the Δ of other clinical variables has not been well studied. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation of Δ HRCT score with Δ percent predicted forced vital capacity (%pFVC), Δ modified Rodnan Skin Score (mRSS), Δ erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and Δ percent of oxygen saturation at room air (%SpO2) in patients with early systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: We used an inception cohort of early-SSc patients seen at the Rheumatology Clinic, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, between January 2010 and June 2014...
August 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638998/fixing-the-jugular-flow-reduces-ventricle-volume-and-improves-brain-perfusion
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Paolo Zamboni, Erica Menegatti, Corrado Cittanti, Francesco Sisini, Sergio Gianesini, Fabrizio Salvi, Francesco Mascoli
OBJECTIVE: Increased ventricle volume and brain hypoperfusion are linked to neurodegeneration. We hypothesized that in patients with restricted jugular flow, surgical restoration may reduce brain ventricle volume, because it should improve the pressure gradient, hence promoting cerebrospinal fluid reabsorption into the venous system. METHODS: The effects of restoring the jugular flow were assessed by means of a validated echocardiography with color Doppler (ECD) protocol of flow quantification, magnetic resonance venography, and single-photon emission computed tomography combined with computed tomography (SPECT-CT)...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638345/pneumatosis-intestinalis-during-chemotherapy-with-nilotinib-in-a-patient-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-who-tested-positive-for-anti-topoisomerase-i-antibodies
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Akihito Fujimi, Hiroki Sakamoto, Yuji Kanisawa, Shinya Minami, Yasuhiro Nagamachi, Naofumi Yamauchi, Soushi Ibata, Junji Kato
A 55-year-old man with several comorbidities including idiopathic interstitial pneumonia under long-term corticosteroid therapy, longstanding myocardial infarction, chronic heart failure, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, constipation, and history of paralytic ileus, was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in the chronic phase. He also tested positive for anti-topoisomerase I antibodies without clinical diagnosis of any connective tissue disease, including systemic sclerosis...
December 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635465/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-a-scleroderma-cohort
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S Vemulapalli, L Cohen, V Hsu
OBJECTIVES: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is more common in systemic sclerosis (SSc) compared to the general population. Focal myocardial ischaemia and fibrosis may be important in its pathogenesis. LVDD is associated with increased mortality and little is known about the risk factors. Advanced SSc lung complications may accompany LVDD. METHOD: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 300 SSc outpatients with and without LVDD, seen between May 2012 and May 2014, and performed univariate and multivariate regression analyses to determine clinical factors associated with LVDD...
September 16, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586891/the-5-ht1a-receptor-agonist-buspirone-improves-esophageal-motor-function-and-symptoms-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-4-week-open-label-trial
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George P Karamanolis, Stylianos Panopoulos, Konstantinos Denaxas, Anastasios Karlaftis, Alexandra Zorbala, Dimitrios Kamberoglou, Spiros D Ladas, Petros P Sfikakis
BACKGROUND: Acute administration of the oral 5-HT1A receptor agonist buspirone, which is commonly used as an anxiolytic drug, may improve compromised lower esophageal sphincter function. In an open-label trial we assessed the effects of buspirone on esophageal motor function and symptoms in patients with esophageal involvement associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients with SSc and symptomatic esophageal involvement, despite treatment with proton pump inhibitors, underwent high resolution manometry and chest computed tomography for assessment of motor function and esophageal dilatation, respectively...
September 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564852/clinical-features-of-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonia-with-systemic-sclerosis-related-autoantibody-in-comparison-with-interstitial-pneumonia-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Hideaki Yamakawa, Eri Hagiwara, Hideya Kitamura, Yumie Yamanaka, Satoshi Ikeda, Akimasa Sekine, Tomohisa Baba, Shinichiro Iso, Koji Okudela, Tae Iwasawa, Tamiko Takemura, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Takashi Ogura
BACKGROUND: Patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonias sometimes have a few features of connective tissue disease (CTD) and yet do not fulfil the diagnostic criteria for any specific CTD. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to elucidate the characteristics, prognosis, and disease behavior in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc)-related autoantibodies. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed medical records of 72 ILD patients: 40 patients with SSc (SSc-ILD) and 32 patients with SSc-related autoantibody-positive ILD but not with CTD (ScAb-ILD), indicating lung-dominant CTD with SSc-related autoantibody...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518784/the-ivory-vertebra-sign
#18
Greg Matthews, Raymond B Dyer
The ivory verterba sign is indicative of diffuse sclerosis of a vertebral body. Though classically associated with osteoblastic metastatic disease, the appearance has also been described with multiple other conditions. Observable on Compute tomography or standard radiography, this sign can serve as a important clue to a systemic disease process.
August 12, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497912/pulmonary-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Adriana Morales-Cárdenas, Camila Pérez-Madrid, Liliana Arias, Paulina Ojeda, María Paula Mahecha, Adriana Rojas-Villarraga, Jorge A Carrillo-Bayona, Juan-Manuel Anaya
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a multi-systemic autoimmune disease that mainly affects the skin, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, heart and kidneys. Pulmonary disease in patients with SSc is strongly associated with mortality. The mechanisms involved into its pathophysiology include the activation of autoimmune cells and hyperplasia of fibroblasts with an increased capacity to produce collagen and diminished collagen breakdown. Although pulmonary biopsy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease in SSc, the most commonly used method is high-resolution computed tomography due to its high sensitivity and specificity...
November 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494629/safety-and-efficacy-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-eswt-in-calcinosis-cutis-associated-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Sandra Blumhardt, Diana P Frey, Martin Toniolo, Hatem Alkadhi, Ulrike Held, Oliver Distler
OBJECTIVES: Calcinosis cutis is a frequent, difficult to treat manifestation of systemic sclerosis (SSc) associated with high morbidity. The aim of this prospective, controlled, monocentric study was to assess safety and efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for calcinosis cutis of the finger in SSc patients. METHODS: A 12-week proof of concept study in which 4 SSc patients with calcinosis cutis were treated at one painful finger with high-energy, focused ESWT, in 3 sessions with one-week interval between each session...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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