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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332266/association-between-the-interferon-gamma-874-t-a-polymorphism-and-the-severity-of-valvular-damage-in-patients-with-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Erhan Teker, A Basak Akadam-Teker, Oguz Ozturk, Allison Pinar Eronat, Kivanc Yalin, S Ebru Golcuk, Zehra Bugra
Interferon gamma (IFN-γ) is a multifunctional cytokine that plays an important role in modulating almost all phases of the immune response and may be responsible for the increased valvular fibrosis and calcification in the pathogenesis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD). The aim of this study was to investigate the possible relationship between the IFN-γ +874 T/A polymorphism and the severity of valvular damage in the Turkish population. The IFN-γ genotypes were determined in 152 RHD patients and 151 healthy controls by ARMS-PCR...
January 13, 2018: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331985/repair-for-rheumatic-mitral-valve-disease-the-controversy-goes-on
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EDITORIAL
Manuel J Antunes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330759/-autoimmune-reactions-to-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
W Pönisch, R Alten, C Baerwald
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) have dramatically changed the face of cancer treatment and are gaining in importance. The ICIs have now been approved for the treatment of advanced cancers, including melanoma, non-small-cell and small cell lung cancers, renal cell carcinoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, head and neck cancers and urothelial carcinoma and further indications are to be expected. The organs most affected by an autoimmune reaction are the intestines, the musculoskeletal system, skin, endocrine organs, the liver and the lungs...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330758/-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-and-multiple-myeloma
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REVIEW
M Schmalzing, H-P Tony, S Knop
In rheumatological practice monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a common incidental finding. Several rheumatic inflammatory diseases are known to have an elevated risk of MGUS, which can evolve into multiple myeloma or other lymphatic malignancies. The relevant definitions of disease entities are described, as well as algorithms for further diagnostic work-up and follow-up for monoclonal gammopathy, depending on the risk of progression. Therapeutic strategies against multiple myeloma are presented...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330757/-myelodysplastic-syndrome-acute-leukemia-and-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
M Schmalzing, M Aringer, M Bornhäuser, J Atta
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a heterogeneous group of clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders. They are characterized by inefficient hematopoiesis leading to peripheral cytopenia of one or more lineages and a variable risk of transformation into acute myeloid leukemia. They may either arise de novo as well as following exposition to environmental toxins, previous radiotherapy or chemotherapy or in the context of autoinflammatory diseases and related therapy. Characteristic cytogenetic abnormalities, along with the numbers of hematopoietic lineages affected and bone marrow blasts, enable an assessment of the risk of leukemic transformation...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330756/-rheumatoid-symptoms-in-patients-with-hematologic-neoplasms
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REVIEW
S Kleinert, P La Rosée, K Krüger
Paraneoplastic syndromes in lymphatic or myeloid neoplasms can present with musculoskeletal symptoms, vasculitis-like or febrile symptoms. Hematologic diseases are also associated with rheumatic diseases whereas inflammatory rheumatic diseases are often associated with an increased risk for lymphoproliferative disease. Atypical disease characteristics, lack of disease-specific antibodies or therapeutic response are red flags for diagnosing paraneoplastic or coexistent malignant diseases. New onset of systemic symptoms, worsening of general condition, night sweats or weight loss need to be considered during follow-up and differential diagnostics...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330755/-lymphoma-in-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
A Rubbert-Roth, J T Bittenbring, G Assmann
Various systemic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Sjögren's syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are associated with an increased risk for the development of lymphomas. Studies on patients with RA and Sjögren's syndrome have shown that there is a clear association of the incidence of lymphoma with the severity and activity of the disease and lymphomas in particular are diseases which preferentially occur in immunosuppressed patients; therefore, knowledge of the different lymphoma subtypes, their prognosis and treatment options are important for rheumatologists...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330560/altered-bone-remodeling-in-psoriatic-disease-new-insights-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Ananta Paine, Christopher Ritchlin
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory rheumatic disorder that occurs in patients with psoriasis and predominantly affects musculoskeletal structures, skin, and nails. The etiology of PsA is not well understood but evidence supports an interplay of genetic, immunologic, and environmental factors which promote pathological bone remodeling and joint damage in PsA. Localized and systemic bone loss due to increased activity of osteoclasts is well established in PsA based on animal models and translational studies...
January 12, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327518/a-study-of-cardiovascular-abnormalities-in-hiv-positive-patients-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-northern-india
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Shyam Chaudhary, Apurva, Kamal Kumar Sawlani, D Himanshu Reddy, Sharad Chandra Yadav, Munna Lal Patel, Anil Kumar Tripathi, Arvind Kumar Vaish
Introduction: Cardiovascular illness is common in patients with HIV infection, particularly in the later course of disease. Cardiovascular abnormalities in people living with HIV disease (PLHIV) often go unrecognized or untreated resulting in increased cardiovascular related morbidity and mortality and reduced quality of life. The prevalence of cardiac involvement in PLHIV has been reported to range between 28 to 73%. However, the incidence of symptomatic heart failure in HIV positive patients is 8-10%...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326099/interleukin-18-diagnostically-distinguishes-and-pathogenically-promotes-human-and-murine-macrophage-activation-syndrome
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Eric S Weiss, Charlotte Girard-Guyonvarc'h, Dirk Holzinger, Adriana A de Jesus, Zeshan Tariq, Jennifer Picarsic, Eduardo J Schiffrin, Dirk Foell, Alexei A Grom, Sandra Ammann, Stephan Ehl, Tomoaki Hoshino, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, Cem Gabay, Scott W Canna
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and Macrophage Activation Syndrome (MAS) are life-threatening hyperferritinemic systemic inflammatory disorders. Though profound cytotoxic impairment causes familial HLH (fHLH), the mechanisms driving non-fHLH and MAS are largely unknown. MAS occurs in patients with suspected rheumatic disease, but the mechanistic basis for its distinction is unclear. Recently, a syndrome of recurrent MAS with infantile enterocolitis caused by NLRC4 inflammasome hyperactivity highlighted the potential importance of Interleukin (IL)-18...
January 11, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325599/are-we-there-yet-an-update-on-transitional-care-in-rheumatology
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EDITORIAL
Janet E McDonagh, Albert Farre
Significant progress has been made in the understanding of transitional care in rheumatology over the last few decades, yet universal implementation has not been realised and unmet needs continue to be reported. Possible explanations for this include lack of evidence as to which model is most effective; lack of attention to the multiple dimensions, stakeholders and systems involved in health transitions; and lack of consideration of the developmental appropriateness of transition interventions and the services/organisations/systems where such interventions are delivered...
January 11, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325492/illness-perception-is-significantly-determined-by-depression-and-anxiety-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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K Nowicka-Sauer, A Hajduk, H Kujawska-Danecka, D Banaszkiewicz, Ż Smoleńska, Z Czuszyńska, J Siebert
Objectives Illness perception is a cognitive representation influencing physical and psychological functioning and adherence in patients with rheumatic disease. Studies exploring illness perception in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are still scarce and none of them have investigated factors determining illness perception. We aimed to assess illness perception and to identify psychological, clinical and sociodemographic factors that might influence illness perception in SLE. Methods The study involved 80 patients with SLE (87...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325166/drug-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-tumour-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-the-story-so-far
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Meghna Jani, William G Dixon, Hector Chinoy
TNF-α inhibitor (TNFi) therapies have transformed the treatment of several rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases. However, the majority of TNFi's are immunogenic and consequent anti-drug antibodies formation can impact on both treatment efficacy and safety. Several controversies exist in the area of immunogenicity of TNFis and drug safety. While anti-drug antibodies to TNFis have been described in association with infusion reactions; serious adverse events (AEs) such as thromboembolic events, lupus-like syndrome, paradoxical AEs, for example, vasculitis-like events and other autoimmune manifestations have also been reported...
January 8, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324479/a-systematic-review-of-epidemiology-treatment-and-prognosis-of-heart-failure-in-adults-in-ethiopia
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Tenaadam A Tsega, Biniyam G Demissei
BACKGROUND: Systematic characterization of heart failure in adults in Ethiopia is lacking currently. In this review, we sought to summarize the available scientific evidence on the epidemiology, treatment and prognosis of heart failure in adults in Ethiopia. METHODS: A systematic review of PUBMED, EMBASE and SCOPUS was conducted for studies published between January 1990 and July 2017. Studies reporting on incidence, prevalence, treatment or prognosis of heart failure in individuals older than 14 years of age were included...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323344/updating-osteoimmunology-regulation-of-bone-cells-by-innate-and-adaptive-immunity
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REVIEW
Matthew C Walsh, Noriko Takegahara, Hyunsoo Kim, Yongwon Choi
Osteoimmunology encompasses all aspects of the cross-regulation of bone and the immune system, including various cell types, signalling pathways, cytokines and chemokines, under both homeostatic and pathogenic conditions. A number of key areas are of increasing interest and relevance to osteoimmunology researchers. Although rheumatoid arthritis has long been recognized as one of the most common autoimmune diseases to affect bone integrity, researchers have focused increased attention on understanding how molecular triggers and innate signalling pathways (such as Toll-like receptors and purinergic signalling pathways) related to pathogenic and/or commensal microbiota are relevant to bone biology and rheumatic diseases...
January 11, 2018: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322929/ontology-based-systematic-representation-and-analysis-of-traditional-chinese-drugs-against-rheumatism
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Qingping Liu, Jiahao Wang, Yan Zhu, Yongqun He
BACKGROUND: Rheumatism represents any disease condition marked with inflammation and pain in the joints, muscles, or connective tissues. Many traditional Chinese drugs have been used for a long time to treat rheumatism. However, a comprehensive information source for these drugs is still missing, and their anti-rheumatism mechanisms remain unclear. An ontology for anti-rheumatism traditional Chinese drugs would strongly support the representation, analysis, and understanding of these drugs...
December 21, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322855/fatigue-in-pediatric-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Semanur Özdel, Z Birsin Özçakar, Nilgün Cakar, Fatma Aydın, Elif Çelikel, Atilla H Elhan, Fatoş Yalçınkaya
OBJECTIVES: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is characterized by recurrent, self-limited attacks of fever with serositis involving the peritoneum, pleura and joints. Fatigue is a common problem in many pediatric rheumatic diseases; however, has not been evaluated systematically in FMF patients. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to evaluate fatigue and its possible allied factors in patients with FMF. METHODS: Patients with FMF, aged between 10-18 years, were assessed by completed validated fatigue questionnaire (Checklist Individual Strength-20)...
January 11, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321702/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients
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Özgür Bilgin Topçuoğlu, Özlem Oruç, Sema Saraç, Gülgün Çetintaş Afşar, Kayıhan Uluç
Introduction: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. It is usually associated with the compression of the median nerve in the median groove. Because the main symptoms of CTS pain and numbness worsen at night, sleep disorders in CTS patients and the impact of preferred sleeping position on CTS development have been formerly studied. However, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first study assessing the frequency of CTS in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320842/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-hiv-positive-patients-coinfected-with-hcv
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A Mastroianni, F Allegrini, S Nardi, D Donatucci, F Girelli, C Guidi
A wide range of rheumatic and peripheral nervous system disorders may develop in patients with HIV infection, leading to pain, sensory symptoms, and muscle weakness. Over the past three decades, the progress in management of HIV disease with anti-retroviral therapy (ART) has resulted in increased life expectancy for people living with HIV disease. With this new chronicity of the disease has a constellation of chronic musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and rheumatic manifestations has emerged, as potential complications of the disease itself and/or the results of ART treatment regimen and/or because of expected age-related symptoms/manifestations...
December 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318514/the-impact-of-biologics-and-tofacitinib-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-rheumatic-disease-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Michael Nurmohamed, Ernest Choy, Sadiq Lula, Blerina Kola, Ryan DeMasi, Paola Accossato
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatic diseases are autoimmune, inflammatory diseases often associated with cardiovascular (CV) disease, a major cause of mortality in these patients. In recent years, treatment with biologic and targeted synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), either as monotherapy or in combination with other drugs, have become the standard of treatment. In this systematic literature review, we evaluated the effect of treatment with biologic or tofacitinib on the CV risk and outcomes in these patients...
January 9, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
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