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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918917/leukocytapheresis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Toshihiko Hidaka, Yayoi Hashiba, Kazuyoshi Kubo, Yasufumi Kai, Keiichi Maeda
In this article, we discussed leukocytapheresis (LCAP) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Recently, a simple and practical on-line continuous LACP system has been developed. It is equipped with a direct hemoperfusion column (Cellsorba(®), Asahikasei Medical Co., Ltd.) packed with fine-diameter polyester fibers, which are commonly used to adsorb white blood cells to prevent a graft-versus-host reaction during blood transfusion. Clinical trials revealed that LCAP is a effective and safe therapy for patients with drug-resistant RA or RA complicated with vasculitis...
August 30, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917219/reuma-pt-contribution-to-the-knowledge-of-immune-mediated-systemic-rheumatic-diseases
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Maria José Santos, Helena Canhão, Ana Filipa Mourão, Filipa Oliveira Ramos, Cristina Ponte, Cátia Duarte, Anabela Barcelos, Fernando Martins, José António Melo Gomes
Patient registries are key instruments aimed at a better understanding of the natural history of diseases, at assessing the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions, as well as identifying rare events or outcomes that are not captured in clinical trials. However, the potential of registries goes far beyond these aspects. For example, registries promote the standardization of clinical practice, can also provide information on domains that are not routinely collected in clinical practice and can support decision-making...
September 14, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913747/primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-extraglandular-manifestations-and-hydroxychloroquine-therapy
#3
J Demarchi, S Papasidero, M A Medina, D Klajn, R Chaparro Del Moral, O Rillo, V Martiré, G Crespo, A Secco, A Catalan Pellet, C Amitrano, C Crow, C Asnal, P Pucci, F Caeiro, N Benzanquen, J P Pirola, M Mayer, F Zazzetti, S Velez, J Barreira, N Tamborenea, L Santiago, L Raiti
The use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in Primary Sjögren's Syndrome (pSS) has been assessed in different studies over the last years, with conflicting results regarding its efficacy in sicca syndrome and extraglandular manifestations (EGM). The goal of this study was to compare the incidence rate of EGM in pSS patients with and without HCQ therapy.We performed a multicenter retrospective study, including patients with pSS (European classification criteria) with at least 1 year of follow-up. Subjects with concomitant fibromyalgia, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis were excluded...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912865/elevated-levels-of-soluble-fractalkine-and-increased-expression-of-cx3cr1-in-neuropsychiatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Ling Guo, Xiaoye Lu, Yuan Wang, Chunde Bao, Shunle Chen
The aim of the present study was to determine the levels of soluble fractalkine (sFKN) and expression of CX3CR1 in neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE). Disease activity of SLE was assessed using the SLE Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI). The mRNA expression levels of CX3CR1 and FKN were quantified using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Levels of sFKN in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. The mRNA expression levels of CX3CR1 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with NPSLE, non-NPSLE and Behcet's disease were significantly higher than that of rheumatoid arthritis and healthy persons...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899799/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-nets-in-autoimmune-diseases-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Keum Hwa Lee, Andreas Kronbichler, David Duck-Young Park, YoungMin Park, Hanwool Moon, Hyungdo Kim, Jun Hyug Choi, YoungSeo Choi, Songjoo Shim, Il Suk Lyu, Byung Hwan Yun, Yeonseung Han, Donghee Lee, Sang Yoon Lee, Byung Hun Yoo, Kyung Hwan Lee, Tai Lim Kim, Heonki Kim, Joo Sung Shim, Wonseok Nam, Heesung So, SooYeon Choi, Sangmok Lee, Jae Il Shin
The structures named neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are fibrous networks which protrude from the membrane of activated neutrophils. NETs are found in a variety of conditions, such as infection, malignancy, atherosclerosis, and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), psoriasis, and gout. The impact of NETs on the development mechanisms of autoimmune diseases are proposed to arise from an imbalance between "NETosis" which is a process of NET formation and NET degradation...
September 9, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894769/severe-mitral-regurgitation-in-a-child-with-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-and-pulmonary-hemorrhage
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Cornelius A James, Ismael Gonzalez, Paras Khandhar, Bishara J Freij
Introduction: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis of childhood. The classic triad of HSP consists of nonthrombocytopenic purpura, arthritis/arthralgia, and gastrointestinal complaints. Pulmonary hemorrhage and cardiac involvement are rare complications of HSP. Case Report: We report the case of a 10-year-old girl with HSP complicated by both severe mitral regurgitation and pulmonary hemorrhage. Discussion: HSP is typically a self-limited illness with an excellent prognosis in children...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861733/patterns-of-uveitis-in-children-at-the-apex-institute-for-eye-care-in-india-analysis-and-review-of-literature
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Brijesh Takkar, Pradeep Venkatesh, Nripen Gaur, Sat Pal Garg, Rajpal Vohra, Supriyo Ghose
AIM: To study patterns of uveitis in Indian children and compare with data sets published earlier in the literature. METHODS: Consecutive patients below 16 years of age presenting to the uvea clinic of a tertiary eye care center were included prospectively through the period of July 2009-August 2013. Children with retinal vasculitis, exogenous endophthalmitis and masquerade syndromes were excluded from analysis. Uveitis was classified as per the nomenclature system adopted by the International Uveitis Study Group...
August 31, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861674/-ocular-involvement-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-connective-tissue-diseases-and-vasculitis
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REVIEW
I Kötter, N Stübiger, C Deuter
There are many interfaces between ophthalmologists and rheumatologists. On the one hand ophthalmologists face the question if an inflammation of the eye is caused by systemic inflammatory rheumatic diseases and on the other hand rheumatologists have to consider that ocular manifestations are relatively common in some inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Furthermore, these ocular manifestations may influence therapeutic decisions of the rheumatologist. This article summarizes which ocular inflammations can be associated with rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue diseases and vasculitides...
August 31, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852481/infectious-complications-of-rituximab-therapy-in-renal-disease
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Andrew Nixon, Leanne Ogden, Alexander Woywodt, Ajay Dhaygude
Rituximab, an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, was originally used to treat B-cell malignancies. Its use has significantly increased in recent years, as it is now also used to treat a variety of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Initial studies suggested that the adverse effects of rituximab were minimal. Though the risk of malignancy with rituximab-based immunosuppressive regimens appears similar to that of the general population, there are now concerns regarding the risk of infectious complications...
August 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828323/survey-of-false-positive-reactivity-of-latex-agglutination-test-for-kala-azar-katex-without-urine-sample-boiling-process-in-autoimmune-patients
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Mohammad Amin Ghatee, Zahra Kanannejad, Iraj Sharifi, Asma Askari, Mehdi Bamorovat
BACKGROUND: Latex agglutination test for Kala-azar (KAtex) is an easy, inexpensive, and field-applicable antigen detection test. However, the main drawback of this method is the boiling step applied to remove false positivity of the test. This study was conducted to survey false positivity results of latex agglutination test for KAtex without boiling process in urine of some autoimmune patients. METHODS: Ninety-two urine samples from autoimmune patients including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), scleroderma, autoimmune vasculitis, vitiligo, pemphigus and Wagner cases and 20 urine samples from healthy individuals were collected from Kerman Province in Southeastern Iran in 2010-2011...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811201/the-unmet-need-in-rheumatology-reports-from-the-targeted-therapies-meeting-2017
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Kevin L Winthrop, Vibeke Strand, Désirée van der Heijde, Philip Mease, Mary Crow, Michael Weinblatt, Joan Bathon, Gerd R Burmester, Maxime Dougados, Johnathan Kay, Xavier Mariette, Ronald Van Vollenhoven, Joachim Sieper, Fritz Melchers, Ferdinand C Breedfeld, Joachim Kalden, Josef S Smolen, Daniel E Furst
The 19th annual international Targeted Therapies meeting brought together over 100 leading basic scientists and clinical researchers from around the world in the field of immunology, molecular biology and rheumatology and other specialties. During the meeting, breakout sessions were held consisting of 5 disease-specific groups with 20-40 experts assigned to each group based on clinical or scientific expertise. Specific groups included: rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus erythematous, connective tissue diseases (e...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800625/variability-in-quantitative-analysis-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-inflammation-using-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Karel-Jan D F Lensen, Alper M van Sijl, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Conny J van der Laken, Martijn W Heymans, Emile F I Comans, Mike T Nurmohamed, Yvo M Smulders, Ronald Boellaard
BACKGROUND: 18F-FDG-PET(/CT) is increasingly used in studies aiming at quantifying atherosclerotic plaque inflammation. Considerable methodological variability exists. The effect of data acquisition and image analysis parameters on quantitative uptake measures, such as standardized uptake value (SUV) and target-to-background ratio (TBR) has not been investigated extensively. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to explore the effect of several data acquisition and image analysis parameters on quantification of vascular wall 18F-FDG uptake measures, in order to increase awareness of potential variability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795238/efficacy-and-safety-of-sofosbuvir-based-interferon-free-therapy-the-management-of-rheumatologic-extrahepatic-manifestations-associated-with-chronic-hepatitis-c%C3%A2-virus-infection
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A A Shahin, H S Zayed, M Said, S A Amer
BACKGROUND: The use of pegylated interferon alpha (IFN) has been of concern in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients with rheumatologic extrahepatic manifestations (EHM) due to the immunostimulatory effects of IFN. AIM: To study the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir-based, IFN-free antiviral therapy in chronic HCV patients with rheumatologic EHM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Group A included 24 patients with arthropathy (arthralgia or arthritis, n = 15) or vasculitis (n = 9) who received sofosbuvir and ribavirin (n = 17) or sofosbuvir and simeprevir (n = 7)...
August 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794554/mucocutaneous-manifestations-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-study-from-eastern-india
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Sudip Kumar Ghosh, Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, Surajit Kumar Biswas, Ivoreen Darung
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous manifestations are fairly common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and they can help in early diagnosis, prompt treatment, and hence reduced morbidity from the disease. AIMS: The objective of the present study was to find out the different patterns of dermatoses in a group of patients with RA from Eastern India. METHODOLOGY: Consecutive patients fulfilling the American Rheumatism Association 1987 revised criteria for the classification of RA and who had different dermatoses were included in this cross-sectional study done over a period of 8 years in a tertiary care hospital in Eastern India...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794515/the-complement-system-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-rheumatic-disease
#15
REVIEW
Leendert A Trouw, Matthew C Pickering, Anna M Blom
Complement activation is associated with common rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic vasculitis. Evidence linking complement activation to these diseases includes the presence of complement deposition in affected tissues, decreased levels of complement proteins and high levels of complement activation fragments in the blood and/or synovial fluid of patients with these diseases, as well as data from experimental models. Eculizumab, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits the complement component C5, is now approved for the treatment of rare conditions involving complement hyperactivation, and the success of this therapy has renewed interest in understanding the utility of complement inhibition in rheumatological practice, particularly for SLE...
September 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776364/jaccoud-s-arthropathy-an-unusual-manifestation-of-idiopathic-retroperitoneal-fibrosis-rapid-improvement-of-symptoms-after-tocilizumab-treatment
#16
M Benucci, A Damiani, F Li Gobbi, V Grossi, M Infantino, A Arena, M Manfredi
Jaccoud's arthropathy (JA) is a chronic, non erosive, rheumatoid-like deformity associated with rheumatic fever (RF) and systemic lupus erythematosus and with other diseases such as psoriatic arthritis, connective tissue diseases, hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis, infections, sarcoidosis and neoplasia. We described a case of JA in a patient with cutaneous psoriasis but with a particular disease evolution associated with idiopathic retropritoneal fibrosis (IRF), evaluated with computed tomography, magnetic resonance and 18F-FDG PET/ CT...
August 3, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770703/serum-levels-of-igg-antibodies-against-alpha-enolase-are-increased-in-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-and-are-associated-with-the-severity-of-oral-ulcer-erythrocyte-sedimentation-rates-and-c-reactive-protein
#17
Shin Eui Kang, Sang Jin Lee, Joo Youn Lee, Hyun Jung Yoo, Jin Kyun Park, Eun Young Lee, Eun Bong Lee, Young Wook Song
OBJECTIVES: Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, characterised by recurrent oral and genital ulcers, skin lesions, uveitis, and arthritis. It is regarded as vasculitis and anti-endothelial cell antibodies (AECA) are found in patients with BD. One of the endothelial cell antibodies was reported to recognise alpha-enolase. This study aimed to investigate expression of alpha-enolase in the surface of peripheral blood cells and serum anti-alpha-enolase antibody (AEA), and their association with clinical manifestations or disease activity of BD...
July 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765739/increased-arterial-stiffness-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Sikarin Upala, Wai Chung Yong, Anawin Sanguankeo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Behçet's disease (BD) is a systemic vasculitis that is characterized by genital, oral, or skin lesions, uveitis, and vascular complications. Studies have shown that increased arterial stiffness is common in systemic immune and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. However, current research has not yet determined whether patients with BD have increased arterial stiffness. This meta-analysis compares arterial stiffness parameters in subjects with a BD diagnosis to normal subjects...
July 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752373/skin-manifestations-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-and-spondyloarthritides
#19
REVIEW
Carolyn Jean Chua-Aguilera, Burkhard Möller, Nikhil Yawalkar
Extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and various spondyloarthritides including psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease-associated spondyloarthritis often involve the skin and may occur before or after diagnosis of these rheumatic diseases. Cutaneous manifestations encompass a wide range of reactions that may have a notable negative impact not only on the physical but especially on the emotional and psychosocial well-being of these patients...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748901/renal-manifestations-in-hypocomplementic-urticarial-vasculitis-syndrome-is-it-a-distinct-pathology
#20
Badriya AlHermi, Zakiya Al Mosawi, Deena Mohammed
Hypocomplementic urticarial vasculitis syndrome (HUVS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by recurrent urticaria, arthritis, and glomerulonephritis (GN). Anti-C1q antibody is the marker of HUVS together with low levels of classical pathway complements which are C2, C3, C4, and C1q. We report a case of a 6-year-old boy who presented with episodes of rashes, injected conjunctiva, abdominal pain, and arthritis, diagnosed as HUVS. He had low C3, low CH50, normal C4, and positive C1q antibody. His urinalysis showed intermittent microscopic hematuria only...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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