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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879041/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-novelty-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies-insights-and-first-experiences-with-vasoactive-therapy
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Kavish J Bhansing, Anton Vonk-Noordegraaf, Frank Pt Oosterveer, Piet Lcm van Riel, Madelon C Vonk
To characterise the different types of pulmonary hypertension (PH) among idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM). A retrospective case series with assessment of PH by right heart catheterisation, extent of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and outcome of vasoactive therapy.The group of patients with IIM with PH (n=9) showed a median age at PH diagnosis of 62 years (IQR 48-71 years; eight women), seven diagnosed with polymyositis and two with dermatomyositis; median disease duration of 5.7 years and five patients with a positive anti-Jo1 antibody...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872084/mortality-trend-of-inpatients-with-connective-tissue-diseases-2005-2014
#2
Liya Li, Xiaoxia Zuo, Hui Luo, Yisha Li, Yunhui You, Liping Duan, Weiru Zhang, Hongjun Zhao, Tong Li, Wangbin Ning, Yanli Xie, Sijia Liu, Xiaoyun Xie, Ying Jiang, Shiyao Wu, Honglin Zhu, Ya'ou Zhou
To analyze the trend relevant factors leading to death and their patterns over a 10-year period in inpatients with connective tissue diseases (CTDs).
 Methods: All clinical data about death in inpatients with CTDs were retrospectively reviewed between 2005 and 2014 at the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology in Xiangya Hospital of Central South University.
 Results: In the 10-year time period, the overall hospital mortality was 15.68‰. The disease itself accounted for 44.71% of the total causes of death, infection accounted for 42...
August 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866745/mortality-and-prognostic-factors-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-myositis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-a-large-multicenter-cohort-of-spain
#3
Laura Nuño-Nuño, Beatriz Esther Joven, Patricia E Carreira, Valentina Maldonado-Romero, Carmen Larena-Grijalba, Irene Llorente Cubas, Eva Gloria Tomero, María Carmen Barbadillo-Mateos, Paloma García De la Peña Lefebvre, Lucía Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Juan Carlos López-Robledillo, Henry Moruno-Cruz, Ana Pérez, Tatiana Cobo-Ibáñez, Raquel Almodóvar González, Leticia Lojo, María Jesús García De Yébenes, Francisco Javier López-Longo
The present study was undertaken to assess mortality, causes of death, and associated prognostic factors in a large cohort of patients diagnosed with idiopathic inflammatory myositis (IIM) from Spain. A retrospective longitudinal study was carried out in 467 consecutive patients with IIM, identified from 12 medical centers. Patients were classified as primary polymyositis, primary dermatomyositis (DM), overlap myositis, cancer-associated myositis (CAM), and juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. A total of 113 deaths occurred (24%) after a median follow-up time of 9...
September 2, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865772/expression-of-myosin-heavy-chain-isoforms-mrna-transcripts-in-the-temporalis-muscle-of-common-chimpanzees-pan-troglodytes
#4
Neus Ciurana, Rosa Artells, Carmen Muñoz, Júlia Arias-Martorell, Gaëlle Bello-Hellegouarch, Aroa Casado, Elisabeth Cuesta, Alejandro Pérez-Pérez, Juan Francisco Pastor, Josep Maria Potau
PURPOSE: The common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) is the primate that is phylogenetically most closely related to humans (Homo sapiens). In order to shed light on the anatomy and function of the temporalis muscle in the chimpanzee, we have analyzed the expression patterns of the mRNA transcripts of the myosin heavy chain (MyHC) isoforms in different parts of the muscle. BASIC PROCEDURES: We dissected the superficial, deep and sphenomandibularis portions of the temporalis muscle in five adult P...
August 30, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855175/infections-and-respiratory-tract-disease-as-risk-factors-for-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies-a-population-based-case-control-study
#5
John Svensson, Marie Holmqvist, Ingrid E Lundberg, Elizabeth V Arkema
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between infection or respiratory tract disease and future risk of developing idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM). METHODS: A case-control study was performed using Swedish nationwide registers. Adults with newly diagnosed IIM were identified (2002-2011) from the National Patient Register (NPR) and the Swedish Rheumatology Register (n=957). Controls were matched by age, sex and place of residence (n=9476). Outpatient visits and hospitalisations preceding IIM diagnosis indicating infection or respiratory disease were identified from NPR...
August 30, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855174/the-euromyositis-registry-an-international-collaborative-tool-to-facilitate-myositis-research
#6
James B Lilleker, Jiri Vencovsky, Guochun Wang, Lucy R Wedderburn, Louise Pyndt Diederichsen, Jens Schmidt, Paula Oakley, Olivier Benveniste, Maria Giovanna Danieli, Katalin Danko, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thuy, Monica Vazquez-Del Mercado, Helena Andersson, Boel De Paepe, Jan L deBleecker, Britta Maurer, Liza J McCann, Nicolo Pipitone, Neil McHugh, Zoe E Betteridge, Paul New, Robert G Cooper, William E Ollier, Janine A Lamb, Niels Steen Krogh, Ingrid E Lundberg, Hector Chinoy
AIMS: The EuroMyositis Registry facilitates collaboration across the idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) research community. This inaugural report examines pooled Registry data. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of IIM cases from 11 countries was performed. Associations between clinical subtypes, extramuscular involvement, environmental exposures and medications were investigated. RESULTS: Of 3067 IIM cases, 69% were female. The most common IIM subtype was dermatomyositis (DM) (31%)...
August 30, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841590/cardiovascular-involvement-in-myositis
#7
Louise P Diederichsen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to provide an update on cardiovascular involvement in idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM). Studies from the past 18 months are identified and reviewed. Finally, the clinical impact of these findings is discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: Epidemiological studies have revealed an increased risk of myocardial infraction and venous thromboembolism (VTE) - including deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism - in adults with polymyositis or dermatomyositis compared to the general population, even after adjustment for potential confounders...
August 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831580/multiple-values-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathy
#8
Yuan Li, Yunshan Zhou, Qian Wang
This study aimed to investigate the multiple values of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in detecting malignant tumors, evaluating myopathy, and determining interstitial lung disease in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM). We retrospectively analyzed the data of 38 patients who were examined by (18)F-FDG PET/CT and eventually diagnosed as IIM. We also collected the data of another 22 cases with negative PET/CT as the control. Pulmonary HRCT images were acquired simultaneously with regular (18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging for each patient...
August 22, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819725/simultaneous-improvement-of-resolving-power-and-signal-to-noise-ratio-using-a-modified-hadamard-transform-inverse-ion-mobility-spectrometry-technique
#9
Yan Hong, Sheng Liu, Chaoqun Huang, Lei Xia, Chengyin Shen, Haihe Jiang, Yannan Chu
In order to improve the resolving power (RP) and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) simultaneously, a modified Hadamard transform-inverse ion mobility spectrometry (MHT-IIMS) technique was developed. In this novel technique, a series of isolating codes were appended to each element of the pseudo random binary sequence (PRBS), and then the modified modulation sequence was formed and used to control the ion gate of the inverse IMS (IIMS). Experimental results demonstrate that the MHT-IIMS technique can significantly enhance the resolving power and SNR simultaneously by measuring the spectra of reaction ions...
August 17, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817464/biologics-for-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#10
Siamak Moghadam-Kia, Rohit Aggarwal, Chester V Oddis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As treatment of refractory cases of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) has been challenging, there is growing interest in assessing novel biologics that target various pathways implicated in the pathogenesis of IIM. RECENT FINDINGS: In the largest clinical trial in adult and juvenile IIM assessing the effectiveness of rituximab, the primary outcome was not met but 83% of this refractory group of IIM patients met a predefined definition of improvement and rituximab demonstrated a significant glucocorticoid-sparing effect...
August 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814833/markers-of-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-and-inflammation-in-lung-tissue-of-rats-exposed-to-different-intravenous-iron-compounds
#11
Jorge E Toblli, Gabriel Cao, Jorge F Giani, Fernando P Dominici, Margarita Angerosa
Iron deficiency anemia is a frequent complication in clinical conditions such as chronic kidney disease, chronic heart failure, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and excessive blood loss. Given the ability of iron to catalyze redox reactions, iron therapy can be associated with oxidative stress. The lung is uniquely susceptible to oxidative stress, and little is known about the effects of intravenous iron treatment in this organ. This study characterized changes in markers of oxidative/nitrosative stress and inflammation in the lung of non-iron deficient, non-anemic rats treated with five weekly doses (40 mg iron per kg body weight) of low molecular weight iron dextran (LMWID), iron sucrose (IS), ferric carboxymaltose (FCM), ferumoxytol (FMX), iron isomaltoside 1000 (IIM), or saline (control)...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814428/mortality-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathy-results-from-a-swedish-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#12
Gerd Cecilie Dobloug, John Svensson, Ingrid E Lundberg, Marie Holmqvist
Patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) suffer an increased burden of comorbidities, but data on mortality in recently diagnosed IIM are conflicting. Also, little is known when, if ever, in relation to IIM diagnosis, mortality is increased. METHODS: A population-based IIM cohort of patients diagnosed between 2002 and 2011 and general population comparators were identified using healthcare registers. They were linked to the cause of death register for follow-up. RESULTS: 224 (31%) of the 716 patients with IIM and 870 (12%) of the 7100 general population died during follow-up...
August 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796007/mri-scoring-methods-used-in-evaluation-of-muscle-involvement-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#13
Kateřina Kubínová, Heřman Mann, Jiří Vencovský
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: MRI is a promising imaging method commonly used to assess muscle involvement in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). MRI enables evaluation of both activity and damage and is therefore an ideal noninvasive diagnostic and monitoring tool. Despite its widespread use, there is no universally accepted method for scoring and reporting of MRI findings. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of systems used in the evaluation of MR images in patients with IIM...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796006/novel-insights-of-disability-assessment-in-adult-myositis
#14
Hector Fabricio Espinosa-Ortega, Mariana Moreno-Ramirez, Helene Alexanderson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the novel development of standardized clinical outcome measures used in adult patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs). A further aim was to determine what aspects of IIM are covered by these outcome measures according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). RECENT FINDINGS: The sporadic inclusion body myositis functional assessment (sIFA) is the first diagnosis-specific patient-driven patient-reported outcome measure...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782262/relevance-of-ultrasonography-in-assessing-disease-activity-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#15
Joana Sousa Neves, Daniela Santos Faria, Marcos Cerqueira, Maria Carmo Afonso, Filipa Teixeira
AIM: Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) comprise a group of rare and heterogeneous diseases difficult to diagnose and follow up. Precise measures for assessing disease activity are not available at the moment. Our objective was to evaluate the usefulness of ultrasonography (US) as a monitoring tool in IIM. METHOD: The study evaluated IIM patients diagnosed and followed up from 2005 to 2015 in our department. Fifteen patients with a mean age of 52.2 ± 22...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765245/advancing-the-development-of-patient-reported-outcomes-for-adult-myositis-at-omeract-2016-an-international-delphi-study
#16
Jin Kyun Park, Christopher A Mecoli, Helene Alexanderson, Malin Regardt, Lisa Christopher-Stine, María Casal Domínguez, Ingrid de Groot, Catherine Sarver, Ingrid E Lundberg, Clifton O Bingham, Yeong Wook Song
OBJECTIVE: To define a set of core patient-reported domains and respective instruments for use in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). Previously, we reported a systematic literature review on patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in IIM followed by conducting international focus groups to elicit patient perspectives of myositis symptoms and effects. METHODS: Based on qualitative content analysis of focus groups, an initial list of 26 candidate domains was constructed...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763333/recent-clinical-trials-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#17
Valérie Leclair, Ingrid E Lundberg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) are complex multisystemic autoimmune diseases. Glucocorticoids remain the cornerstone of treatment in IIM, and the benefit of additional immunosuppressors is still debated. A limited number of controlled clinical trials have been available to support treatment guidelines, but in the last year, several clinical trials have been published. In this review, the highlights of recently published and on-going clinical trials in IIM will be summarized and discussed...
July 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756161/ctpath-demixing-pathway-crosstalk-effect-from-transcriptomics-data-for-differential-pathway-identification
#18
Xin-Ping Xie, Bin Gan, Wulin Yang, Hong-Qiang Wang
Identifying differentially expressed pathways (DEPs) plays important roles in understanding tumor etiology and promoting clinical treatment of cancer or other diseases. By assuming gene expression to be a sparse non-negative linear combination of hidden pathway signals, we propose a pathway crosstalk-based transcriptomics data analysis method (ctPath) for identifying differentially expressed pathways. Biologically, pathways of different functions work in concert at the systematic level. The proposed method interrogates the crosstalks between pathways and discovers hidden pathway signals by mapping high-dimensional transcriptomics data into a low-dimensional pathway space...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733191/ethnomedicobotanical-study-of-indigenous-knowledge-on-medicinal-plants-used-for-the-treatment-of-reproductive-problems-in-nalbari-district-assam-india
#19
Partha Pradip Adhikari, Simi Talukdar, Ananta Borah
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Reproductive problems are becoming the most predominant health care problems in many countries. World Health Organization (WHO), in 2012, also exemplified maternal illnesses, for instance, birth asphyxia and post birth difficulties are rising at an alarming rate. In addition, not all abnormalities of the human reproductive system have the same origin; the effects of reproductive problems would likely been affected by both male and female. For easy accessibility and affordability, medicinal plants are playing crucial role in primary healthcare services in India and their use is moreover, an integral part of the cultural heritage...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719832/expression-of-myhc-isoforms-mrna-transcripts-in-different-regions-of-the-masseter-and-medial-pterygoid-muscles-in-chimpanzees
#20
Neus Ciurana, Rosa Artells, Carmen Muñoz, Júlia Arias-Martorell, Gaëlle Bello-Hellegouarch, Alejandro Pérez-Pérez, Juan Francisco Pastor, Josep Maria Potau
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine the expression pattern of the different myosin heavy chain (MyHC) isoforms in the masseter and medial pterygoid muscles by real time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) to obtain information at molecular level which can be related to the functional characteristics of these two muscles. DESIGN: The masseter, deep and superficial portion, and medial pterygoid muscles of five adult Pan troglodytes were dissected in order to obtain samples of the anterior and posterior regions of each portion of the masseter and of the medial pterygoid...
July 9, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
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