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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624334/seasonality-and-autoimmune-diseases-the-contribution-of-the-four-seasons-to-the-mosaic-of-autoimmunity
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Abdulla Watad, Shir Azrielant, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Kassem Sharif, Paula David, Itay Katz, Gali Aljadeff, Mariana Quaresma, Galya Tanay, Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are a heterogeneous groups of diseases that occur as a results of loss of tolerance to self antigens. While the etiopathogeneis remain obscure, different environmental factors were suggested to have a role in the development of autoimmunity, including infections, low vitamin D levels, UV radiation, and melatonin. Interestingly, such factors possess seasonal variation patterns that could influence disease development, severity and progression. Vitamin D levels which reach a nadir during late winter and early spring is correlated with increased disease activity, clinical severity as well as relapse rates in several disease entities including multiple sclerosis (MS), non-cutaneous flares of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618891/musculoskeletal-manifestations-as-determinants-of-quality-of-life-impairment-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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M Piga, M Congia, A Gabba, F Figus, A Floris, A Mathieu, A Cauli
Objective The objective of this study was to identify determinants of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) impairment in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods Overall, 101 SLE patients were recruited; 37 healthy subjects and 35 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients served as controls. HRQoL was evaluated using three patient reported outcomes (PROs): the Short Form-36 version 2 (SF-36v2) health survey, the fatigue scale version 4 (FACITv4) and the Heath Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ). A large set of demographic and clinical variables, including SLE arthritis subtypes, was evaluated searching for factors independently associated with worse QoL...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618762/antiinflammatory-and-antioxidant-effects-of-gemcitabine-in-collagen-induced-arthritis-model
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Adile Ferda Dağli, Ahmet Karataş, Cemal Orhan, Mehmet Tuzcu, Metin Özgen, Kazım Şahin, Süleyman Serdar Koca
BACKGROUND/AIM: Gemcitabine (GEM) has antiproliferative effects on lymphocytes, which are potent pathogenic actors of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of the study was to investigate the therapeutic potential of GEM on collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Arthritis was induced by the intradermal injection of chicken type II collagen with incomplete Freund's adjuvant into albino Wistar rats. Doses of 5 and 20 mg/kg GEM were administered twice a week after the 14th day, which marked the onset the arthritis...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603496/anhuienoside-c-ameliorates-collagen-induced-arthritis-through-inhibition-of-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
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Qing Liu, Xu-Hui Xiao, Liu-Bing Hu, Hui-Yang Jie, Ying Wang, Wen-Cai Ye, Man-Mei Li, Zhong Liu
Anemone flaccida Fr. Schmidt (Ranunculaceae) (Di Wu in Chinese) is used to treat punch injuries and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Our previous report has shown that crude triterpenoid saponins from Anemone flaccida exhibited anti-arthritic effects on type II collagen-induced arthritis in rats. Furthermore, anhuienoside C (AC), a saponin compound isolated from A. flaccida, was observed to suppress the nitric oxide production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated macrophage RAW 264.7 cells. In this study, we examined the effects of AC on the prevention and treatment of collagen-induced arthritis in a mouse model and evaluated the potential mechanisms involved...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601049/silymarin-livergol%C3%A2-decreases-disease-activity-score-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-non-randomized-single-arm-clinical-trial
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Mehrdad Shavandi, Ali Moini, Yadollah Shakiba, Ahamad Mashkorinia, Milad Dehghani, Shirin Asar, Amir Kiani
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease, which can lead to joint destruction and disability. Pannus formation due to chronic synovitis is the hallmark of RA. Oxidative stress as a consequence of immune cell activation and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs can prevent inflammation and tissue destruction. Silymarin, an antioxidant extract from Silybum marianum, has been traditionally used for the treatment of liver diseases for decades. In the present non-randomized single-arm clinical trial (NRSACT) study we evaluated the effects of silymarin tablet (Livergol®) on inflammatory markers in stable RA patients...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589069/looks-can-be-deceiving-a-case-report-on-multicentric-reticulohistiocytosis-successfully-treated-with-rituximab
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Khin Lim, Jason D'Souza, Jonathan B Vasquez, Sujatha Vuyyuru
Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis (MRH) is an idiopathic multisystemic inflammatory disease characterized by symmetric erosive polyarthritis and typical papulonodular skin lesions. MRH can be associated with autoimmune diseases, malignancy, mycobacterial infections, and hyperlipidemia, and it is important to consider appropriate screening in this population. There is no specific diagnostic laboratory test for MRH. The gold standard for diagnosis is skin or synovial biopsy, which shows characteristic multinucleated non-Langerhans giant cells and ground glass eosinophilic cytoplasm...
May 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574826/leflunomide-teriflunomide-inhibit-epstein-barr-virus-ebv-induced-lymphoproliferative-disease-and-lytic-viral-replication
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Andrea Bilger, Julie Plowshay, Shidong Ma, Dhananjay Nawandar, Elizabeth A Barlow, James C Romero-Masters, Jillian A Bristol, Zhe Li, Ming-Han Tsai, Henri-Jacques Delecluse, Shannon C Kenney
EBV infection causes mononucleosis and is associated with specific subsets of B cell lymphomas. Immunosuppressed patients such as organ transplant recipients are particularly susceptible to EBV-induced lymphoproliferative disease (LPD), which can be fatal. Leflunomide (a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis) and its active metabolite teriflunomide (used to treat multiple sclerosis) inhibit de novo pyrimidine synthesis by targeting the cellular dihydroorotate dehydrogenase, thereby decreasing T cell proliferation...
May 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571559/a-mini-review-on-thalidomide-chemistry-mechanisms-of-action-therapeutic-potential-and-anti-angiogenic-properties-in-multiple-myeloma
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Annalisa Mercurio, Giulia Adriani, Alessia Catalano, Alessia Carocci, Luigia Rao, Giovanni Lentini, Maria Maddalena Cavalluzzi, Carlo Franchini, Angelo Vacca, Filomena Corbo
Thalidomide is a drug with interesting therapeutic properties but also with severe side effects, which require a careful and monitored use. Potential immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic and sedative properties make thalidomide a good candidate for the treatment of several diseases such as multiple myeloma. Through an increase in the degradation of TNFα-mRNA, thalidomide reduces the production of TNFα by monocytes and macrophages stimulated by lipopolysaccharide or by T lymphocytes induced by mitogenic stimuli...
May 31, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569263/the-genetics-revolution-in-rheumatology-large-scale-genomic-arrays-and-genetic-mapping
#9
REVIEW
Stephen Eyre, Gisela Orozco, Jane Worthington
Susceptibility to rheumatic diseases, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, includes a large genetic component. Understanding how an individual's genetic background influences disease onset and outcome can lead to a better understanding of disease biology, improved diagnosis and treatment, and, ultimately, to disease prevention or cure. The past decade has seen great progress in the identification of genetic variants that influence the risk of rheumatic diseases...
June 1, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567422/risk-factors-for-the-mortality-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-in-non-hiv-patients-who-required-mechanical-ventilation-a-retrospective-case-series-study
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Toru Kotani, Shinshu Katayama, Yuya Miyazaki, Satoshi Fukuda, Yoko Sato, Koichi Ohsugi
BACKGROUND: The risk factors for the mortality rate of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) who required mechanical ventilation (MV) remained unknown. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of all PCP patients admitted to our intensive care unit and treated for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure to assess the risk factors for the high mortality. RESULTS: Twenty patients without human immunodeficiency virus infection required mechanical ventilation; 19 received noninvasive ventilation; and 11 were intubated...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566633/co-administration-of-magnesium-ion-prevents-indomethacin-induced-intestinal-ulcerogenic-lesions-in-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rats
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Noriaki Nagai, Akina Ueno, Tadatoshi Tanino, Mikako Oka, Yoshimasa Ito
In a study to find ways to prevent the side effects of indomethacin (IMC), we previously reported that magnesium ion (Mg(2+)) can prevent the onset of IMC-induced gastric mucosa in adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA) rats, a model for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study we investigated whether the co-administration of IMC and Mg(2+) prevents the formation and aggravation of intestinal ulcerogenic lesions in AA rats. The single oral administration of an excessive dose of IMC (40 mg/kg) induces hemorrhagic lesions and nitric oxide (NO) production via inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in the jejunal and ileal mucosa of AA rats, and the extent of the lesions, as well as iNOS and NO levels in AA rats are higher than in normal rats...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556961/hydroxychloroquine-affects-bone-resorption-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Tim Both, M Carola Zillikens, Marijke Koedam, Marijn Vis, Wai-Kwan Lam, Angelique E A M Weel, Johannes P T M van Leeuwen, P Martin van Hagen, Bram C J van der Eerden, Paul L A van Daele
We recently showed that patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) have significantly higher bone mineral density (BMD) compared to healthy controls. The majority of those patients (69%) was using hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), which may have favorable effects on BMD. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether HCQ modulates osteoclast function. Osteoclasts were cultured from PBMC-sorted monocytes for 14 days and treated with different HCQ doses (control, 1 and 5 µg/ml). TRAP staining and resorption assays were performed to evaluate osteoclast differentiation and activity, respectively...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556916/intestinal-dysbiosis-and-probiotic-applications-in-autoimmune-diseases
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REVIEW
Gislane Lelis Vilela de Oliveira, Aline Zazeri Leite, Bruna Stevanato Higuchi, Marina Ignácio Gonzaga, Vânia Sammartino Mariano
In humans, a complex interaction between the host immune system and commensal microbiota is required to maintain gut homeostasis. In this symbiotic relationship, the microbiota provides carbohydrate fermentation and digestion, vitamin synthesis, and gut-associated lymphoid tissue development, as well as prevents colonization by pathobionts, whereas the host offers a niche and nutrients for the survival of the microbiota. However, when this mutualistic relationship is compromised and an altered interaction between immune cells and microorganisms occurs, the gut microbiota may cause or contribute to the establishment of infectious diseases and trigger autoimmune diseases...
May 29, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552100/health-anxiety-and-illness-behaviour-in-children-of-mothers-with-severe-health-anxiety
#14
Mette Viller Thorgaard
Excessive health anxiety, still designated as hypochondriasis in ICD-10, refers to worries and anxiety about harbouring serious illness. It is common in both primary and secondary health care with prevalence rates up to 9% and causes great suffering for the individual as well as high health care costs when untreated. Growing research suggests that health anxiety may originate in childhood, and studies have demonstrated that cognitive and behavioural features similar to those described for health anxiety in adults may be present...
May 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539678/evaluation-of-foot-static-disturbances-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases
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Anna Kuryliszyn-Moskal, Katarzyna Kaniewska, Zofia Dzięcioł-Anikiej, Piotr Adrian Klimiuk
OBJECTIVES: Rheumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis constitute the most frequent pathological states leading to the development of foot deformities, which reduce quality of life and cause disability. The aim of the present study was to compare the results of plantoconturographic examinations, obtained by means of a computer podoscope, in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients. Special attention was paid to the differences in the values of each parameter determining the level of foot function...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535619/prevalence-and-incidence-of-osteoporotic-fractures-in-patients-on-long-term-glucocorticoid-treatment-for-rheumatic-diseases-the-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis-tool-giotto-study
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M Rossini, O Viapiana, M Vitiello, N Malavolta, G La Montagna, S Maddali Bongi, O Di Munno, R Nuti, C U Manzini, C Ferri, L Bogliolo, A Mathieu, F Cantatore, A Del Puente, M Muratore, W Grassi, B Frediani, G Saviola, P Delvino, L Mirone, G Ferraccioli, G Tripi, I Piazza, D Gatti
Osteoporosis and fractures are common and invalidating consequences of chronic glucorticoid (GC) treatment. Reliable information regarding the epidemiology of GC induced osteoporosis (GIOP) comes exclusively from the placebo group of randomized clinical trials while observational studies are generally lacking data on the real prevalence of vertebral fractures, GC dosage and primary diagnosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and incidence of osteoporotic fractures and to identify their major determinants (primary disease, GC dosage, bone mineral density, risk factors, specific treatment for GIOP) in a large cohort of consecutive patients aged >21 years, on chronic treatment with GC (≥5 mg prednisone - PN - equivalent) and attending rheumatology centers located all over Italy...
May 22, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526580/biomarkers-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-from-molecular-processes-to-diagnostic-applications-current-concepts-and-future-perspectives
#17
REVIEW
Britt Nakken, Gábor Papp, Vidar Bosnes, Margit Zeher, György Nagy, Peter Szodoray
Early diagnosis and immediately started appropriate treatment are mandatory for the prevention of radiographic progression, functional disability and unfavourable disease outcome in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The current classification criteria for RA include two different types of biomarkers representing inflammatory processes, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) or immune processes including autoantibodies, such as rheumatoid factor (RF) and antibodies against citrullinated proteins (ACPA)...
May 16, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515226/a-neutralizing-anti-g-csfr-antibody-blocks-g-csf-induced-neutrophilia-without-inducing-neutropenia-in-nonhuman-primates
#18
Karen Scalzo-Inguanti, Katherine Monaghan, Kirsten Edwards, Eva Herzog, Danijela Mirosa, Matthew Hardy, Vicki Sorto, Huy Huynh, Steven Rakar, Daria Kurtov, Hal Braley, Nick Wilson, Samantha Busfield, Andrew Nash, Arna Andrews
Neutrophils are the most abundant WBCs and have an essential role in the clearance of pathogens. Tight regulation of neutrophil numbers and their recruitment to sites of inflammation is critical in maintaining a balanced immune response. In various inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, cystic fibrosis, and inflammatory bowel disease, increased serum G-CSF correlates with neutrophilia and enhanced neutrophil infiltration into inflamed tissues. We describe a fully human therapeutic anti-G-CSFR antibody (CSL324) that is safe and well tolerated when administered via i...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508282/malignancy-incidence-management-and-prevention-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
REVIEW
Katelynn M Wilton, Eric L Matteson
Traditional and biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are effective medications for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the effects of these medications on immune function raises concern that they may increase long-term cancer risk. The baseline risk for some cancers appears to differ in patients with RA compared to the general population, with the former having an increased risk of lymphoma, lung cancer and renal cancer, but a decreased risk of colorectal and breast cancer...
May 15, 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500564/calcium-signaling-from-normal-b-cell-development-to-tolerance-breakdown-and-autoimmunity
#20
REVIEW
Patrice Hemon, Yves Renaudineau, Marjolaine Debant, Nelig Le Goux, Sreya Mukherjee, Wesley Brooks, Olivier Mignen
Maintenance of self-tolerance of auto-reactive lymphocytes is a fundamental mechanism to prevent the onset of autoimmune diseases. Deciphering the mechanisms involved in the deregulations leading to tolerance disruption and autoimmunity is still a major area of interest to identify new therapeutic targets and options. Ca(2+) signaling plays a major role in B cell normal development and is therefore finely tuned by B cell receptor (BCR)-dependent and independent pathways. Developmental changes in the characteristics of BCR-dependent Ca(2+) signals as well as the modulation of basal intracellular concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) contribute strongly to self-tolerance maintaining mechanisms responsible for the physical or functional elimination of autoreactive B cells such as clonal deletion, receptor editing, and anergy...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
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