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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414021/elliptical-broken-line-method-for-calculating-capillary-density-in-nailfold-capillaroscopy-proposal-and-evaluation
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Abdolamir Karbalaie, Farhad Abtahi, Alimohammad Fatemi, Mahnaz Etehadtavakol, Zahra Emrani, Björn-Erik Erlandsson
Nailfold capillaroscopy is a practical method for identifying and obtaining morphological changes in capillaries which might reveal relevant information about diseases and health. Capillaroscopy is harmless, and seems simple and repeatable. However, there is lack of established guidelines and instructions for acquisition as well as the interpretation of the obtained images; which might lead to various ambiguities. In addition, assessment and interpretation of the acquired images are very subjective. In an attempt to overcome some of these problems, in this study a new modified technique for assessment of nailfold capillary density is introduced...
April 14, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386138/nailfold-digital-capillaroscopic-findings-in-patients-with-diffuse-and-limited-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis
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Saeedeh Shenavandeh, Mahyar Yousefipour Haghighi, Mohammad Ali Nazarinia
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic disease with microvascular damage. Nailfold capillaroscopy is a non-invasive method used for evaluating capillaries in SSc. Its findings could be related to the internal organ involvement and SSc course. In this study, we aimed to determine the association of the capillaroscopic patterns of nailfold capillaries with the disease subtypes of SSc, disease duration, and clinical manifestations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy patients with SSc (15 cases with diffuse cutaneous SSc [DcSSc] and 55 patients with limited SSc [LcSSc]) were studied...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347560/-can-dermoscopy-be-used-in-place-of-capillaroscopy
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March 24, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343718/-comparative-evaluation-of-dermoscopy-and-capillaroscopy-in-raynaud-s-phenomenon
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J Moreau, A-S Dupond, N Dan, T Untereiner, C Vidal, F Aubin
OBJECTIVE: Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is a common cause for consultation. Capillaroscopy is a well-established technique to detect capillary abnormalities suggestive of a connective tissue disease, but it is sometimes unavailable. The aim of this study was to compare dermoscopy and capillaroscopy in the assessment of RP. METHODS: This was a prospective single-centre observational study in adult patients consulting for RP at the Hôpital Nord Franche-Comté between January 2014 and June 2015...
March 23, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340234/detection-of-severe-digital-vasculopathy-in-systemic-sclerosis-by-colour-doppler-sonography-is-associated-with-digital-ulcers
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Susanne Lüders, Stefanie Friedrich, Sarah Ohrndorf, Anne-Marie Glimm, Gerd-Rüdiger Burmester, Gabriela Riemekasten, Marina Backhaus
Objective.: Colour Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) is very important in general vascular diagnostic procedures. Its role in determining the extent of vasculopathy in Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) needs further investigation. The aim of this study was to compare the presence of altered arteries with nailfold capillaroscopy and clinical signs of ischaemia, that is, digital ulcers or pitting scars (DU/PS). A feasible CDUS protocol is provided. Methods.: Two thousand five hundred and twenty-eight arteries of the fingers, palms and wrists from 79 SSc patients (32 arteries per patient) were examined using CDUS...
March 17, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317826/-modern-approaches-to-periodontal-microcirculatory-parameters-assessment
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E K Krechina, T N Smirnova
The article presents comprehensive functional study of periodontal tissues in 62 patients aged 20-45 with periodontal disease by laser Doppler flowmetry, Doppler ultrasound and computer capillaroscopy. All patients were divided into 5 groups depending on the severity of inflammation in the periodontium (chronic gingivitis, light, moderate and severe chronic periodontal disease). The relationship between microcirculatory indexes was evaluated by Pearson Product Moment Correlation or PPMC. The study shows high correlation between blood flow velocity measurement, diameter of microvessels and oxygen saturation in periodontal tissues that establish a direct relationship between studied parameters...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274735/nailfold-capillaroscopy-in-diabetes-mellitus
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G Maldonado, R Guerrero, C Paredes, C Ríos
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia states and the development of specific microvascular disorders such as retinopathy and nephropathy. Conventional methods are used to study the vascular compromise of this entity, however, the use of capillaroscopy for the evaluation of capillary microarchitecture is not frequently used. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Observational and descriptive study of 65 patients with an established diagnosis of DM and a control group that underwent an initial capillaroscopy examination...
March 6, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229821/integration-of-capillary-microscopy-and-dermoscopy-into-the-rheumatology-fellow-curriculum
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Christopher Hatzis, Daniele Lerner, Stephen Paget, Maurizio Cutolo, Vanessa Smith, Robert Spiera, Jessica Gordon
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates a novel, three-part nailfold capillaroscopy training curriculum for adult and paediatric rheumatology fellows. METHODS: All rheumatology fellows training at an academic medical centre took part in the three-part nailfold capillaroscopy curriculum. Tests of fellows' usage, interest, confidence, and ability in nailfold capillaroscopy were taken at multiple time-points throughout the curriculum. RESULTS: Fellows self-reported high levels of interest, increased confidence in delineating normal and abnormal nailfold capillaries (p=0...
February 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163035/intra-and-inter-observer-reliability-of-nailfold-videocapillaroscopy-a-possible-outcome-measure-for-systemic-sclerosis-related-microangiopathy
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Graham Dinsdale, Tonia Moore, Neil O'Leary, Philip Tresadern, Michael Berks, Christopher Roberts, Joanne Manning, John Allen, Marina Anderson, Maurizio Cutolo, Roger Hesselstrand, Kevin Howell, Carmen Pizzorni, Vanessa Smith, Alberto Sulli, Marie Wildt, Christopher Taylor, Andrea Murray, Ariane L Herrick
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to assess the reliability of nailfold capillary assessment in terms of image evaluability, image severity grade ('normal', 'early', 'active', 'late'), capillary density, capillary (apex) width, and presence of giant capillaries, and also to gain further insight into differences in these parameters between patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), patients with primary Raynaud's phenomenon (PRP) and healthy control subjects. METHODS: Videocapillaroscopy images (magnification 300×) were acquired from all 10 digits from 173 participants: 101 patients with SSc, 22 with PRP and 50 healthy controls...
February 2, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137497/interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features-clinical-radiologic-and-histological-characteristics-and-outcome-in-a-series-of-57-patients
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Kais Ahmad, Thomas Barba, Delphine Gamondes, Marylise Ginoux, Chahera Khouatra, Paolo Spagnolo, Mary Strek, Françoise Thivolet-Béjui, Julie Traclet, Vincent Cottin
BACKGROUND: Interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF) has recently been defined by an international Taskforce to characterize interstitial lung disease associated with systemic manifestations limited to subtle serological and clinical autoimmune abnormalities and not fulfilling the international criteria for the diagnosis of a given connective tissue disease. OBJECTIVE: to report on a series of patients with IPAF, and to compare their outcome to that of a cohort of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)...
February 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056626/nailfold-capillaroscopic-changes-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-correlations-with-disease-activity-skin-manifestation-and-nephritis
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S Shenavandeh, S Habibi
Introduction The clinical expression of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the consequence of endothelial cell damage leading to serious multiple organ dysfunction. The aim of this study was to assess the association between nailfold capillaroscopic changes and disease activity, skin and renal involvement in patients with SLE. Methods Demographic variables, clinical manifestations and laboratory data of 108 patients with SLE were investigated. Nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) was performed in all patients. Result Morphological changes in NFC were observed in 102 out of 108 (94...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039415/could-nailfold-videocapillaroscopy-usher-in-a-new-era-of-preventative-disease-modifying-therapeutic-intervention-in-systemic-sclerosis-prognostic-value-of-nailfold-capillaroscopy-in-ssc
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033115/quantification-of-differences-between-nailfold-capillaroscopy-images-with-a-scleroderma-pattern-and-normal-pattern-using-measures-of-geometric-and-algorithmic-complexity
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Samuel George Urwin, Bridget Griffiths, John Allen
This study aimed to quantify and investigate differences in the geometric and algorithmic complexity of the microvasculature in nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) images displaying a scleroderma pattern and those displaying a 'normal' pattern. 11 NFC images were qualitatively classified by a capillary specialist as indicative of 'clear microangiopathy' (CM), i.e. a scleroderma pattern, and 11 as 'not clear microangiopathy' (NCM), i.e. a 'normal' pattern. Pre-processing was performed, and fractal dimension (FD) and Kolmogorov complexity (KC) were calculated following image binarisation...
February 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996340/geographic-variation-as-a-risk-factor-for-digital-ulcers-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients-a-multicentre-registry
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Ejr Souza, C S Muller, Amc Horimoto, R A Rezende, I Guimarães, H A Mariz, A T Dantas, I P Da Costa, Apt Del-Rio, J Sekiyama, C B Kahwage, C Kayser
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of geographic variation on the risk of digital ulcer (DU) development in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional, multicentre study evaluated patients with SSc from centres located in different geographic regions of Brazil (subtropical and tropical climate zones). Demographic and clinical data were collected. RESULTS: The study included 141 patients with SSc (26 from the subtropical and 115 from the tropical zone)...
December 20, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984835/-phenomenology-and-clinical-relevance-of-the-flammer-syndrome
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K Konieczka, J Flammer
The Flammer syndrome (FS) describes the phenotype of people with a predisposition for an altered reaction of the blood vessels to stimuli like coldness, emotional stress or high altitude. Frequent symptoms are: cold hands and/or feet, low blood pressure, prolonged sleep onset time, reduced feeling of thirst, increased sensitivity to odour, pain, vibration and certain drugs. SF subjects are often ambitious and successful but also perfectionistic and sometimes brooding. Frequent signs are: altered gene expression, prolonged blood flow cessation in nailfold capillaroscopy after cold provocation, reduced autoregulation of ocular blood flow, and reduced vasodilation after stimulation with flickering light...
December 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940590/primary-myocardial-disease-in-scleroderma-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature-to-inform-the-uk-systemic-sclerosis-study-group-cardiac-working-group
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REVIEW
Lesley-Anne Bissell, Md Yuzaiful Md Yusof, Maya H Buch
Cardiac disease is prevalent in SSc and associated with a poor prognosis. Differentiating primary myocardial disease (SSc-cardiomyopathy) from ischaemic heart disease is difficult and the disease phenotype most at risk is unclear. A comprehensive literature review was performed to inform the UK Systemic Sclerosis Study Group for cardiac disease tasked with producing a best practice pathway for the management of cardiac disease in SSc. This review describes the prevalence of SSc-cardiomyopathy, its associated greater mortality and various manifestations (e...
December 10, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900061/the-diagnostic-value-of-trichoscopy-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Małgorzata Kwiatkowska, Adriana Rakowska, Irena Walecka, Lidia Rudnicka
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis is a connective tissue disease, which is characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs, presence of specific antibodies and vascular involvement. Capillaroscopy is a useful method for the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with systemic sclerosis. Trichoscopy is a rapid, non-invasive technique, which has become a standard procedure in differential diagnosis of scalp and hair diseases. The aim of this study was to assess whether trichoscopy may be applied in imaging microvessels in patients with systemic sclerosis...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888176/nailfold-capillary-morphological-characteristics-of-hand-arm-vibration-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-study
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QingSong Chen, GuiPing Chen, Bin Xiao, HanSheng Lin, HongYing Qu, DanYing Zhang, MaoGong Shi, Li Lang, Bei Yang, MaoSheng Yan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of nailfold capillaroscopy associated with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). METHODS: In total, 113 male gold miners were recruited: 35 workers who were chronically exposed to vibration and developed vibration-induced white finger were defined as the HAVS group, 39 workers who were exposed to vibration but did not have HAVS were classified as the vibration-exposed controls (VEC) group, and 39 workers without vibration exposure were categorised as the non-VEC (NVEC) group...
November 25, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871347/dermatomyositis-part-2-diagnosis-association-with-malignancy-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Marcia Ramos-E-Silva, Ana Paula Frade Lima Pinto, Rodrigo Pirmez, Tullia Cuzzi, Sueli Carneiro
In this second part of the series on dermatomyositis, the diagnosis and its criteria with review of autoantibodies, capillaroscopy, imaging exams, histopathology, muscle biopsy, electroneuromyography, and muscular enzymes will be assessed. The association with malignancy, since it is described as paraneoplasic, will be discussed. The different therapeutic options for this disease will also be reported, including for dystrophic calcification, a rare and late complication of dermatomyositis.
2016: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828654/nailfold-capillaroscopy-in-leprosy
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Adma Silva de Lima, Vanessa Irusta Dal Pizzol, Scheila Fritsch, Gabriela Poglia Fonseca, Fabiane Andrade Mulinari-Brenner, Carolina de Souza Muller, Vanessa Cristhine Dalombo Ottoboni
Due to mounting evidences of interaction between Hansen's bacilli with endothelial cells and the paucity of studies addressing the presence of nailfold capillaroscopic alterations in patients with Hansen's disease, a study was carried out in order to verify the presence of capillaroscopic alterations in patients with leprosy in its various forms and its correlation with clinical parameters. Ten patients were evaluated at a specialized university service. Sixty percent of those had some capillaroscopic change, such as micro-hemorrhages, ectatic, bushy and corkscrew capillaries...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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