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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691079/the-scleroderma-hand-manifestations-of-disease-and-approach-to-management
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REVIEW
Ariel A Williams, Hannah M Carl, Scott D Lifchez
Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune connective tissue disorder that often affects the hands. Manifestations in the hands include calcium deposits within the soft tissues that cause pain and may ulcerate through the skin, digital ischemia resulting in chronic wounds and digital gangrene, and joint contracture. Because of the underlying disease, patients with scleroderma have poorly vascularized tissue and a deficient soft tissue envelope, which make surgery particularly challenging. However, when undertaken with care, surgical intervention is often the best option for addressing the disabling hand conditions that so often accompany this disease...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690700/-the-state-of-the-art-research-findings-on-the-relationship-between-chronic-periodontitis-and-alzheimer-s-disease-a-review
#2
X S Qian, S Ge
Along with the development of periodontal medicine, there is a growing number of evidence showing that periodontitis could influence systemic health. Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by microbial infection mediated by dental plaque. Periodontal pathogenic microorganisms and its toxic products can disseminate through the blood stream or may cause the host immune response, which may lead to pathological changes of cerebral vessels and brain tissues to establish connection with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
April 9, 2018: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689327/dermatology-subspecialty-clinic-for-patients-with-connective-tissue-disease-impacts-diagnosis-and-treatment-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis
#3
Lana X Tong, Vinod E Nambudiri, Ruth Ann Vleugels
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687491/repair-of-an-aneurysm-of-the-ascending-aorta-and-arch-in-an-infant-with-loeys-dietz-syndrome
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Pratiksha Jaiswal, Varun Shetty, Ebrahim Patel, Deviprasad Shetty
Aortic aneurysms in childhood are rare disease entities and are usually seen in patients with genetic connective tissue disorders such as Marfans, Ehler-Danlos, and Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS). Patients affected with LDS present early in life and have a rapid disease progression. We report a case of repair of an ascending and aortic arch aneurysm in an infant with Loeys-Dietz syndrome.
April 23, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686440/socio-demographic-determinants-of-the-acceptance-of-systemic-connective-tissue-diseases
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Grażyna Puto, Iwona Repka, Patrycja Zurzycka, Urszula Kowalska
Introduction: Socio-demographic forecasts indicate a stable increase in the population of elderly people, which gives rise to the need to examine the relationship between the acceptance of chronic illness and socio-demographic variables not only in terms of subjective negative emotions but also because of possible social consequences. The acceptance of a chronic disease is determined by factors related to its character including its severity and the discomfort it brings about but also by factors connected with the patient that is socio-demographic determinants...
2018: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686439/clinical-pattern-of-systemic-sclerosis-in-central-ukraine-association-between-clinical-manifestations-of-systemic-sclerosis-and-hypertension
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Viktor Semenov, Olexandr Kuryata, Tatiana Lysunets
Objectives: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare disease of connective tissue, manifestations of which may vary in different geographical areas. We aimed to describe the clinical portrait of patients with SSc in Dnipropetrovsk region and to investigate how initial clinical and laboratory characteristics are connected with the presence of hypertension in SSc onset. Material and methods: Patients were enrolled to this study from the registry of SSc patients, established in the Rheumatology Department, Mechnikov Dnipropetrovsk Regional Clinic, Dnipro...
2018: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686404/systems-biology-in-hepatology-approaches-and-applications
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REVIEW
Adil Mardinoglu, Jan Boren, Ulf Smith, Mathias Uhlen, Jens Nielsen
Detailed insights into the biological functions of the liver and an understanding of its crosstalk with other human tissues and the gut microbiota can be used to develop novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of liver-associated diseases, including fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Biological network models, including metabolic, transcriptional regulatory, protein-protein interaction, signalling and co-expression networks, can provide a scaffold for studying the biological pathways operating in the liver in connection with disease development in a systematic manner...
April 23, 2018: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685512/causes-and-outcomes-of-finger-ischemia-in-hospitalized-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Gregory J Landry, Courtney J Mostul, Daniel S Ahn, Bryant J McLafferty, Timothy K Liem, Erica L Mitchell, Enjae Jung, Cherrie Z Abraham, Amir F Azarbal, Robert B McLafferty, Gregory L Moneta
OBJECTIVE: Vascular surgeons may be consulted to evaluate hospitalized patients with finger ischemia. We sought to characterize causes and outcomes of finger ischemia in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: All ICU patients who underwent evaluation for finger ischemia from 2008 to 2015 were reviewed. All were evaluated with finger photoplethysmography. The patients' demographics, comorbidities, ICU care (ventilator status, arterial lines, use of vasoactive medications), finger amputations, and survival were also recorded...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683732/lncrna-pfal-promotes-lung-fibrosis-through-ctgf-by-competitively-binding-mir-18a
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Xuelian Li, Tong Yu, Huitong Shan, Hua Jiang, Jian Sun, Xiaoguang Zhao, Wei Su, Lida Yang, Hongli Shan, Haihai Liang
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive, fibrotic parenchymal lung disease of unknown etiology and lacks an effective intervention. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) participate in organ fibrosis and various pulmonary diseases, but the role of lncRNAs in lung fibrosis is not fully understood. In the present study, we identified that lncRNA NONMMUT021928, designated as pulmonary fibrosis-associated lncRNA (PFAL), was up-regulated in the lungs of mice with experimental lung fibrosis, and in TGF-β1-induced fibrotic lung fibroblasts...
April 23, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682091/effectiveness-of-platelet-rich-plasma-and-bone-graft-in-the-treatment-of-intrabony-defects-a-clinico-radiographic-study
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Mohammad Jalaluddin, Jayachandran Mahesh, Rethi Mahesh, Ipsita Jayanti, Mohamed Faizuddin, Krishna Kripal, Nazia Nazeer
Background & Objectives: Periodontal disease is characterized by the presence of gingival inflammation, periodontal pocket formation, loss of connective tissue attachment and alveolar bone around the affected tooth. Different modalities have been employed in the treatment and regeneration of periodontal defects which include the use of bone grafts, PRP and other growth factors.The purpose of this prospective, randomized controlled study was to compare the regenerative efficacy of PRP and bonegraft in intrabony periodontal defects...
2018: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678492/hmga1a-induces-alternative-splicing-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-in-mcf-7-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Kenji Ohe, Shinsuke Miyajima, Tomoko Tanaka, Yuriko Hamaguchi, Yoshihiro Harada, Yuta Horita, Yuki Beppu, Fumiaki Ito, Takafumi Yamasaki, Hiroki Terai, Masayoshi Mori, Yusuke Murata, Makito Tanabe, Kenji Ashida, Munechika Enjoji, Toshihiko Yanase, Nobuhiro Harada, Toshiaki Utsumi, Akila Mayeda
The high-mobility group A protein 1a (HMGA1a) protein is known as an oncogene whose expression level in cancer tissue correlates with the malignant potential, and known as a component of senescence-related structures connecting it to tumor suppressor networks in fibroblasts. HMGA1 protein binds to DNA, but recent studies have shown it exerts novel functions through RNA-binding. Our previous studies have shown that sequence-specific RNA-binding of HMGA1a induces exon-skipping of Presenilin-2 exon 5 in sporadic Alzheimer disease...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678224/evaluation-of-the-mucosal-inflammatory-responses-to-equine-cyathostomins-in-response-to-anthelmintic-treatment
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A E Steuer, A T Loynachan, M K Nielsen
Members of Cyathostominae are pervasive parasites of equids that can cause larval cyathostominosis, a potentially life-threatening disease that occurs when a multitude of encysted larvae synchronously excyst from the wall of the large intestine. Moxidectin and fenbendazole are the two current labeled drugs that target the encysted larval stages; however, there is limited knowledge of the local inflammatory response to the larvae and to the two treatments in clinically healthy horses. This study is the first to evaluate the local inflammatory response to cyathostomin larvae and to larvicidal treatment at 2 and 5 weeks post treatment...
May 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677166/in-vitro-identification-of-new-transcriptomic-and-mirnomic-profiles-associated-with-pulmonary-fibrosis-induced-by-high-doses-everolimus-looking-for-new-pathogenetic-markers-and-therapeutic-targets
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Simona Granata, Gloria Santoro, Valentina Masola, Paola Tomei, Fabio Sallustio, Paola Pontrelli, Matteo Accetturo, Nadia Antonucci, Pierluigi Carratù, Antonio Lupo, Gianluigi Zaza
The administration of Everolimus (EVE), a mTOR inhibitor used in transplantation and cancer, is often associated with adverse effects including pulmonary fibrosis. Although the underlying mechanism is not fully clarified, this condition could be in part caused by epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) of airway cells. To improve our knowledge, primary bronchial epithelial cells (BE63/3) were treated with EVE (5 and 100 nM) for 24 h. EMT markers (α-SMA, vimentin, fibronectin) were measured by RT-PCR. Transepithelial resistance was measured by Millicell-ERS ohmmeter...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675428/ptx3-a-potential-biomarker-in-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
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Pei Mou, Ziyu Chen, Lihong Jiang, Jinwei Cheng, Ruili Wei
Background: Thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is an autoimmune disease, which involves inflammation and tissue remodeling. Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) is a component of innate immune system and recently implicated in autoimmunity. This observation may indicate that PTX3 participates in the inflammatory process of TAO. Methods: All studies were performed on TAO patients and healthy controls (45: 28 in total). RNA-seq was used to detect differential gene expression of orbital adipose-connective tissue...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672805/musculoskeletal-manifestations-of-non-ra-connective-tissue-diseases-scleroderma-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-still-s-disease-dermatomyositis-polymyositis-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-and-mixed-connective-tissue-disease
#15
Thibaut Jacques, Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Neal Larkman, Phil O'Connor, Anne Cotten
The most common systemic rheumatologic conditions are connective tissue diseases (including rheumatoid arthritis [RA]) followed by spondyloarthropathy. With the advent of biotherapies and imaging biomarkers, development in the imaging of RA and spondyloarthropathies has received substantial attention in the literature. This article details the various musculoskeletal imaging features of the other connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma and progressive systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Still's disease, dermatomyositis and polymyositis, Sjögren's syndrome, and mixed connective tissue disease...
April 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672804/imaging-features-of-the-juvenile-inflammatory-arthropathies
#16
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Lennart Jans, Anne Grethe Jurik, Robert Hemke, Iris Eshed, Nathalie Boutry
We discuss the imaging of several juvenile inflammatory arthropathies including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile scleroderma, juvenile dermatomyositis, and chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common autoimmune chronic systemic disease of connective tissue in children. The remaining systemic juvenile connective tissue diseases are rare. However, they require early diagnosis and initiation of treatment to prevent injury, not only to the musculoskeletal system but also to the internal organs, and even death...
April 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670724/oral-bilateral-collagenous-fibroma-a-previously-unreported-case-and-literature-review
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Ana-Carolina Vasconcelos, Ana-Paula Gomes, Sandra Tarquinio, Eduardo Abduch-Rodrigues, Ricardo Mesquita, Karine Silva
Collagenous fibroma, also known as desmoplastic fibroblastoma, is a rare benign slow growing tumor particularly uncommon in the oral cavity. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical and histopathological features of an oral collagenous fibroma as well as to compare this data with those reported in an English-literature review. The thirteenth case of collagenous fibroma in the oral cavity and the first to present clinically as a bilateral mass was described. A 48-years-old female patient was referred to a School of Dentistry, complaining about an asymptomatic swelling on the hard palate, lasting around ten years...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669571/sex-differences-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-role-of-infection-and-autoimmunity-in-the-pathogenesis-of-disease
#18
REVIEW
Kyle A Batton, Christopher O Austin, Katelyn A Bruno, Charles D Burger, Brian P Shapiro, DeLisa Fairweather
Registry data worldwide indicate an overall female predominance for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) of 2-4 over men. Genetic predisposition accounts for only 1-5% of PAH cases, while autoimmune diseases and infections are closely linked to PAH. Idiopathic PAH may include patients with undiagnosed autoimmune diseases based on the relatively high presence of autoantibodies in this group. The two largest PAH registries to date report a sex ratio for autoimmune connective tissue disease-associated PAH of 9:1 female to male, highlighting the need for future studies to analyze subgroup data according to sex...
April 18, 2018: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667905/essential-role-of-mohawk-for-tenogenic-tissue-homeostasis-including-spinal-disc-and-periodontal-ligament
#19
Ryo Nakamichi, Kensuke Kataoka, Hiroshi Asahara
Tendons and ligaments play essential roles in connecting muscle and bone and stabilizing the connections between bones. The damage to tendons and ligaments caused by aging, injury, and arthritis induces the dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system and reduces the quality of life. Current therapy for damaged tendons and ligaments depends on self-repair; however, it is difficult to reconstruct normal tissue. Regeneration therapy for tendons and ligaments has not been achieved, partly because the mechanism, cell biology, and pathophysiology of tendon and ligament development remain unclear...
April 18, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667101/clinical-features-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features-a-population-based-study
#20
Jinghong Dai, Lei Wang, Xin Yan, Hui Li, Kefeng Zhou, Jian He, Fanqing Meng, Siyi Xu, Geyu Liang, Hourong Cai
To investigate the clinical features, risk factors and outcomes of patients with interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF). A total of 1429 patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) and undifferentiated connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (UCTD-ILD) were screened to identify patients who met IPAF criteria. Clinical, serological, and morphological features of patients with IPAF were characterized. Outcomes between patients with IPAF, UCTD-ILD, and IIP who were divided into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and non-IPF groups were compared using survival as an endpoint...
April 18, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
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