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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926468/rituximab-experience-in-patients-with-long-standing-systemic-sclerosis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-a-series-of-14-patients
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Alper Sari, Denizcan Guven, Berkan Armagan, Abdulsamet Erden, Umut Kalyoncu, Omer Karadag, Sule Apras Bilgen, Ihsan Ertenli, Sedat Kiraz, Ali Akdogan
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to report the experience with rituximab treatment in a case series of patients with long-standing systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD). METHODS: We reviewed the charts of 197 SSc patients. Fourteen patients who received rituximab for SSc-ILD participated in this analysis. Pulmonary function tests, high-resolution thorax computed tomography and modified Rodnan skin scores were evaluated at baseline and end of the follow-up...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925574/radiographic-fibrosis-score-predicts-survival-in-systemic-sclerosis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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Reoto Takei, Machiko Arita, Shogo Kumagai, Yuhei Ito, Fumiaki Tokioka, Takashi Koyama, Rintaro Saito, Keisuke Nishimura, Hironobu Tokumasu, Tadashi Ishida
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common pulmonary manifestation of systemic sclerosis (SSc). It is unknown whether radiographic fibrosis score predicts mortality in SSc-associated ILD (SSc-ILD). We retrospectively analysed patients with SSc-ILD to evaluate whether radiographic fibrosis score was a useful predictor of mortality. METHODS: We identified SSc-ILD patients evaluated at Kurashiki Central Hospital (Japan) from 2006 to 2016, and radiographic fibrosis scores based on the extent of reticulation and honeycombing on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scanning were calculated by manually tracing around each fibrotic area...
September 19, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904983/structure-function-relationships-in-the-visual-system-in-multiple-sclerosis-an-meg-and-oct-study
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Prejaas Tewarie, Lisanne J Balk, Arjan Hillebrand, Martijn D Steenwijk, Bernard M J Uitdehaag, Cornelis J Stam, Axel Petzold
BACKGROUND: We conducted a multi-modal optical coherence tomography (OCT) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) study to test whether there is a relationship between retinal layer integrity and electrophysiological activity and connectivity (FC) in the visual network influenced by optic neuritis (ON) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: One hundred and two MS patients were included in this MEG/OCT study. Retinal OCT data were collected from the optic discs, macular region, and segmented...
September 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872085/-manifestations-of-the-connective-tissue-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-under-high-resolution-computed-tomography
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Hailan Li, Zeng Xiong, Jinkang Liu, Yisha Li, Bin Zhou
To analyze the features of the connective tissue associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD) by high resolution computed tomography (HRCT).
 Methods: A total of 127 patients with CTD-ILD, who were diagnosed by clinic laboratory examination and pathology in Xiangya Hospital of Central South University form September 2013 to September 2015, were enrolled for this study. Their lung features of HRCT imaging were retrospectively analyzed.
 Results: The classifications for 127 patients were as follows: 36 cases of rheumatoid arthritis (28...
August 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869413/severe-oesophageal-disease-and-its-associations-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Georgios P Karamanolis, Konstantinos Denaxas, Stylianos Panopoulos, Kalliopi-Vasiliki Bournia, Alexandra Zorbala, Dimitrios Kamberoglou, Dimitrios Schizas, Spiros D Ladas, Petros P Sfikakis
OBJECTIVES: Severe oesophageal disease in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), referred as scleroderma oesophagus, is characterised by ineffective or absent peristalsis along with hypotensive oesophagogastric junction (hEGJ). The associations between scleroderma oesophagus and different clinical and laboratory manifestations of SSc is still controversial. In this study we aimed to assess associations between scleroderma oesophagus, diagnosed by high resolution manometry (HRM), and other manifestations of disease...
August 30, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807589/differences-in-texture-analysis-parameters-between-active-alveolitis-and-lung-fibrosis-in-chest-ct-of-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-a-feasibility-study
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Christopher Kloth, Anya C Blum, Wolfgang M Thaiss, Heike Preibsch, Hendrik Ditt, Rainer Grimmer, Jan Fritz, Konstantin Nikolaou, Hans Bösmüller, Marius Horger
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the diagnostic aid of computed tomography (CT) features for the differentiation of active alveolitis and fibrosis using a CT texture analysis (CTTA) prototype and CT densitometry in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) using ancillary high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) features and their longitudinal course as standard of reference. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed thin-slice noncontrast chest CT image data of 43 patients with SSc (18 men, mean age 51...
August 11, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807021/serological-and-morphological-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features
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Yuhei Ito, Machiko Arita, Shogo Kumagai, Reoto Takei, Maki Noyama, Fumiaki Tokioka, Keisuke Nishimura, Takashi Koyama, Kenji Notohara, Tadashi Ishida
BACKGROUND: To identify the prognostic factors for survival in patients with interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF) who meet the serological domain of the IPAF criteria. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 99 IPAF patients who met the serological domain and were hospitalised at the Respiratory Medicine Unit of Kurashiki Central Hospital from 1999 to 2015. The high-resolution computed tomography findings were usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP; n = 1), non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP; n = 63), NSIP with organizing pneumonia (OP) overlap (n = 15), and OP (n = 20)...
August 14, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724445/sustained-benefit-from-combined-plasmapheresis-and-allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cells-transplantation-therapy-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Huayong Zhang, Jun Liang, Xiaojun Tang, Dandan Wang, Xuebing Feng, Fan Wang, Bingzhu Hua, Hong Wang, Lingyun Sun
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease involving the skin and several internal organs. Most therapies available for this disease are symptomatic. Given the difficulty in treating SSc, we conducted this study to investigate the effect of combined plasmapheresis (PE) and allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells transplantation (MSCT) therapy on SSc. METHODS: Fourteen patients underwent three repeated PE treatments with subsequent pulse cyclophosphamide on days 1, 3 and 5...
July 19, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706850/pneumothorax-caused-by-cystic-and-nodular-lung-metastases-from-a-malignant-uterine-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-pecoma
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Shouichi Okamoto, Moegi Komura, Yasuhisa Terao, Aiko Kurisaki-Arakawa, Takuo Hayashi, Tsuyoshi Saito, Shinsaku Togo, Akira Shiokawa, Keiko Mitani, Etsuko Kobayashi, Toshio Kumasaka, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) are mesenchymal neoplasms with immunoreactivity for both melanocytic and smooth muscle markers. PEComas occur at multiple sites, and malignant PEComas can undergo metastasis, recurrence and aggressive clinical courses. Although the lung is a common metastatic site of PEComas, they usually appear as multiple nodules but rarely become cystic or cavitary. Here, we describe a female patient whose lungs manifested multiple cystic, cavity-like and nodular metastases 3 years after the resection of uterine tumors tentatively diagnosed as epithelioid smooth muscle tumors with uncertain malignant potential...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666014/radiologic-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-like-lesion-in-connective-tissue-disease-related-interstitial-lung-disease
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Yasunori Enomoto, Yutaro Nakamura, Thomas V Colby, Takeshi Johkoh, Hiromitsu Sumikawa, Koji Nishimoto, Katsuhiro Yoshimura, Sayomi Matsushima, Yoshiyuki Oyama, Hironao Hozumi, Masato Kono, Tomoyuki Fujisawa, Noriyuki Enomoto, Naoki Inui, Toshihide Iwashita, Takafumi Suda
BACKGROUND: Radiologic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE)-like lesion including pulmonary apical cap can be occasionally observed in clinical settings. However, the significance of radiologic PPFE-like lesion is unclear in connective tissue disease (CTD)-related interstitial lung disease (ILD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 113 patients with CTD-related ILD were enrolled and assessed for radiologic PPFE-like lesion, which was defined as bilateral, upper lobe, and subpleural dense consolidations with or without pleural thickening on chest high-resolution computed tomography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664834/design-of-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-of-nintedanib-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-senscis%C3%A2
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Oliver Distler, Kevin K Brown, Jörg H W Distler, Shervin Assassi, Toby M Maher, Vincent Cottin, John Varga, Carl Coeck, Martina Gahlemann, Wiebke Sauter, Hendrik Schmidt, Kristin B Highland
OBJECTIVES: Nintedanib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The pathological pathways involved in fibrogenesis in IPF and interstitial lung disease associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc-ILD) show commonalities; both involve fibroblast activation, myofibroblast accumulation and deposition of extracellular matrix. The SENSCIS™ trial is a randomised, placebo-controlled Phase III trial that will evaluate the efficacy and safety of nintedanib in patients with SSc-ILD (NCT02597933)...
June 29, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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...
August 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...
June 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
#18
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
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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
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