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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325471/can-we-identify-who-gets-benefit-or-harm-from-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-systematic-review
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Claudia Mendoza-Pinto, Carmelo Pirone, Daniëlle A van der Windt, Ben Parker, Ian N Bruce
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to summarize the evidence examining factors that predict differential response to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Systematic searches of randomized clinical trials (RCT) to identify predictors of the effects of MMF (moderators), and cohort studies to explore prognostic factors associated with MMF outcomes (response, relapse, or adverse events) were performed. Two reviewers independently assessed the methodological quality of RCTs using the Cochrane Collaboration risk of bias tool and cohort studies using the QUality In Prognosis Studies tool...
February 9, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320458/b-cell-epitope-of-human-cytomegalovirus-phosphoprotein-65-hcmv-pp65-induced-anti-dsdna-antibody-in-balb-c-mice
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Ao HoHsieh, Chin Man Wang, Yeong-Jian Jan Wu, Albert Chen, Ming-I Chang, Ji-Yih Chen
BACKGROUND: HCMV phosphoprotein 65 (HCMVpp65) is a putative immunogen that acts as an accelerator, inducing autoantibody and exacerbating autoimmune response in susceptible animals. The immunity to pp65336-439 instigates autoimmunity, suggesting that pp65336-439 contains crucial B cell epitope(s) for the development of nephritis. This study narrowed down the target epitope to pp65422-439 for immunization of BALB/c mice and mapping of B cell epitope. METHODS: The target epitope pp65422-439 reactivity and B cell epitope mapping was examined in serum from pp65422-439-immunized mice and patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
March 21, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300543/antibodies-against-monomeric-c-reactive-protein-a-promising-biomarker-of-lupus-nephritis
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Katarzyna Jakuszko, Magdalena Krajewska, Katarzyna Kościelska-Kasprzak, Marta Myszka, Agata Sebastian, Katarzyna Gniewek, Piotr Wiland, Marian Klinger
OBJECTIVE AND AIM: A significant incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the severity of lupus nephritis and varying responses to treatment rationalize the search for novel biomarkers of disease activity. The aim of the study was to assess whether antibodies against monomeric C reactive protein (anti-mCRP) are associated with the presence of lupus nephritis, correlate with disease activity, and whether they can serve to evaluate a response to treatment. METHODS: The study involved 74 patients with lupus nephritis, 29 patients with systemic lupus without renal involvement and 31 patients with primary glomerulonephritis; the control group included 31 healthy volunteers...
March 11, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293460/pauci-immune-lupus-nephritis-possibility-or-co-incidence
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Döndü Üsküdar Cansu, Gökhan Temiz, Mustafa F Açıkalın, Cengiz Korkmaz
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized with immune complex formation and renal involvement of lupus and may include several kinds of pathological conditions, but mostly, it is associated with immune complex-induced glomerular disease. Pauci-immune lupus nephritis is a very rare condition. We describe a 45-year-old female patient with pauci-immune crescentic necrotizing lupus nephritis and briefly discuss the possible mechanism and pathogenesis.
March 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285286/necrotizing-polyarteritis-nodosa-like-vasculitis-in-a-child-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#5
Ritambhra Nada, Joseph L Matthews, Sagar Bhattad, Anju Gupta, Surjit Singh
A 10-year-old child presented with prolonged fever, lymphadenopathy, weight loss, oral ulcers, alopecia and parotitis. She later developed arterial thrombosis, poly-serositis, nephritis, myocarditis, sacro-ilitis, autoimmune hemolytic anemia and refractory thrombocytopenia. Though anti-dsDNA was negative, she was diagnosed to have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Terminally, she had pulmonary symptoms and succumbed to her illness. The autopsy showed lupus nephritis-Class II, polyserositis, myocarditis, inflammatory myositis, immune mediated vasculitis involving renal, coronary, pancreatic, adrenal, dermal and intramuscular arteries, and pulmonary hemorrhages and edema...
February 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281463/what-is-the-clinical-significance-of-anti-sm-antibodies-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-comparison-with-anti-dsdna-antibodies-and-c3
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Alexandra Flechsig, Thomas Rose, Fidan Barkhudarova, Romy Strauss, Jens Klotsche, Cornelia Dähnrich, Wolfgang Schlumberger, Philipp Enghard, Gerd-Rüdiger Burmester, Falk Hiepe, Robert Biesen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical value of anti-Sm antibodies in diagnosis and monitoring of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and their ability to predict lupus flares compared with that of anti-dsDNA antibody and complement (C3) assays. METHODS: Autoantibodies against Smith antigen (Sm) and double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) in sera from SLE (n=232), myositis (n=26), systemic sclerosis (n=81), Sjögren's syndrome (n=88), and rheumatoid arthritis patients (n=165) and healthy donors (n=400) were determined by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (both from Euroimmun)...
March 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274793/pkk-deficiency-in-b-cells-prevents-lupus-development-in-sle-lupus-mice
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D Oleksyn, J Zhao, A Vosoughi, J C Zhao, R Misra, A P Pentland, D Ryan, J Anolik, C Ritchlin, J Looney, A P Anandarajah, G Schwartz, L M Calvi, M Georger, C Mohan, I Sanz, L Chen
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by the production of autoantibodies that can result in damage to multiple organs. It is well documented that B cells play a critical role in the development of the disease. We previously showed that protein kinase C associated kinase (PKK) is required for B1 cell development as well as for the survival of recirculating mature B cells and B-lymphoma cells. Here, we investigated the role of PKK in lupus development in a lupus mouse model...
March 6, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265848/apol1-and-the-immune-response-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Ashira D Blazer, Robert M Clancy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) confers up to a 50-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and African Americans with SLE experience accelerated damage accrual and doubled cardiovascular risk when compared to their European American counterparts. RECENT FINDINGS: Genome-wide association studies have identified a substantial signal at 22q13, now assigned to variation at apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1), which has associated with progressive nondiabetic nephropathy, cardiovascular disease, and many immune-associated renal diseases, including lupus nephritis...
March 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262199/effects-of-disease-activity-and-inflammatory-response-on-hypercoagulability-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Yan Liang, Rui-Xue Leng, Hai-Feng Pan, Dong-Qing Ye
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of the study was to (1) investigate the possible relationships of clinical manifestations and laboratory abnormalities with hypercoagulability in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients; (2) analyze the interaction effect between SLE disease activity and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) as well as between C3 and ESR on hypercoagulability. METHODS: The medical records of 1677 SLE patients were collected. Data on demographic characteristics, clinical manifestations, laboratory abnormalities and immunosuppressive agents use were obtained by medical record review...
October 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261880/pirfenidone-combined-with-corticosteroids-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#10
Bei-Bei Yang, Min Zheng, Xiao-Yong Man
A 54-year-old woman (weight 45 kg) presented to our clinic complaining of a dry cough and exertional dyspnea for 1 week. She had been diagnosed with SLE and lupus nephritis at age 52, with manifestations including oral ulcers, lipsotrichia, butterfly erythema, high anti-nuclear antibody titers (with a speckled pattern at a 1:1,000 dilution), positive anti-double stranded DNA, hypocomplementemia C3, and a renal biopsy that indicated type III(A) lupus nephritis. The patient was a non-smoker. This article is protected by copyright...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258497/treatment-of-pediatric-onset-lupus-nephritis-a-proposal-of-optimal-therapy
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Tanaka, Kensuke Joh, Tadaatsu Imaizumi
Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the major clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) which occurs frequently in the early stages of pediatric-onset cases. Since SLE is a chronic disease associated with frequent disease flares and effective and safe maintenance therapy is required for achieving a favorable outcome, optimal treatment for LN in pubertal patients is a great challenge that remains to be overcome. Although its etiology remains unclear, it has been reported that the innate and adaptive immune systems have been reported to play an important role in the pathogenesis of SLE...
March 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258475/expanding-the-therapeutic-options-for-renal-involvement-in-lupus-eculizumab-available-evidence
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REVIEW
Savino Sciascia, Massimo Radin, Jinoos Yazdany, Maria Tektonidou, Irene Cecchi, Dario Roccatello, Maria Dall'Era
In this study, we aimed to systematically review available literature on the efficacy of eculizumab for the treatment of renal involvement in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We conducted a literature search developed a priori, to identify articles reporting clinical experience with the use of eculizumab in SLE patients, focusing on renal involvement. The search strategy was applied to Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, In-Process and Other Non-Indexed Citation, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Scopus from 2006 to present...
March 3, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255922/the-clinical-and-pathological-characteristics-of-nephropathies-in-connective-tissue-diseases-in-the-japan-renal-biopsy-registry-j-rbr
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Kazunobu Ichikawa, Tsuneo Konta, Hiroshi Sato, Yoshihiko Ueda, Hitoshi Yokoyama
BACKGROUND: In connective tissue diseases, a wide variety of glomerular, tubulointerstitial, and vascular lesions of the kidney are observed. Nonetheless, recent information is limited regarding renal lesions in connective tissue diseases, except in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: In this study, we used a nationwide database of biopsy-confirmed renal diseases in Japan (J-RBR) (UMIN000000618). In total, 20,523 registered patients underwent biopsy between 2007 and 2013; from 110 patients with connective tissue diseases except SLE, we extracted data regarding the clinico-pathological characteristics of the renal biopsy...
March 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243744/toll-like-receptor%C3%A2-7-gene-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-control-study
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I I Raafat, N El Guindy, R M H Shahin, L A Samy, R M El Refai
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are a family of pattern-recognition receptors which play a role in eliciting innate/adaptive immune responses and developing chronic inflammation. So, the aim of this study was to analyze the effect of TLR7 gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs3853839 and rs179019 on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) susceptibility and to assess their relations with various clinical and laboratory data of the patients. METHODS: This is a case-control study including 50 SLE female patients and 50 healthy controls...
February 27, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217919/serious-infection-rates-among-children-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-enrolled-in-medicaid
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Linda T Hiraki, Candace H Feldman, Francisco M Marty, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, Hongshu Guan, Karen H Costenbader
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the nationwide prevalence and incidence of serious infections among children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) enrolled in Medicaid, the U.S. health insurance program for low-income patients. METHODS: From Medicaid claims (2000-2006) we identified children 5 to <18 years old with SLE (≥3 ICD-9 codes of 710.0, each >30 days apart) and lupus nephritis (LN; ≥2 ICD-9 codes for kidney disease on/after SLE codes). From hospital discharge diagnoses, we identified infection subtypes (bacterial, fungal, viral)...
February 19, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216896/therapeutic-effect-of-dendrobium-candidum-on-lupus-nephritis-in-mice
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Qiang Wang, Peng Sun, Rui Wang, Xin Zhao
CONTEXT: Dendrobium candidum (D. candimum) widely is a functional drug. The curative effect of D. candidum on lupus nephritis has been studied in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHOD: The DBA/2 and B6D2F1 mice were used for this in vivo experiment. The 50% effective dose (ED50) was used to check the effective concentration for this study. Then the SCr, BUN, TC, TG, IL-6, IL-12, TNF-α, and IFN-γ levels were determined by kits. The output of urine protein was determined by means of Coomassie Brilliant Blue, and the auto-antibody dsDNA was determined with titer plate technology and indirect immunofluorescence...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213738/cytomegalovirus-infection-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis-clinical-and-laboratory-features-and-therapeutic-considerations
#17
Lei Zhang, Jianling Tao, Yubing Wen, Li Li, Xueyi Wu, Xuewang Li, Xuemei Li
To better clarify the clinical features and therapeutic strategy of CMV infection in lupus nephritis patients, we retrospectively surveyed a total of 40 lupus nephritis patients, who had been hospitalized and underwent renal biopsy and diagnosed as having CMV infection during their hospitalization at our institution within the last 10 years. The percentage of CMV infections in the entire hospitalized lupus nephritis population was 5.3% (40/755). The principal clinical features of the 40 CMV-infected patients were hematological disorders (n = 25), fever (n = 21), liver dysfunction (n = 19), and respiratory symptoms (n = 12)...
February 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212922/organ-specific-biomarkers-in-lupus
#18
REVIEW
Haijing Wu, Jinrong Zeng, Jinghua Yin, Qiao Peng, Ming Zhao, Qianjin Lu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex and highly heterogeneous disease, which affects multiple organs, including joints, skin, kidneys, heart, hematopoietic system, and nerve system. While the etiopathogenesis of SLE still remains unclear, genetic susceptibilities and aberrant epigenetic modifications are believed to be involved. For precision therapy, it is necessary to assess accurately and objectively organ involvements and disease activity, which is difficult by current clinical laboratory tests...
February 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191596/efficacy-and-safety-of-rituximab-in-comparison-with-common-induction-therapies-in-pediatric-active-lupus-nephritis
#19
Biswanath Basu, Birendranath Roy, Binu George Babu
BACKGROUND: Childhood-onset lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most severe manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Despite treatment-related toxicities, cyclophosphamide (CYC) and glucocorticoid-based treatment protocols are still considered standard therapy in managing this multisystem disorder. An effective and safe alternative induction regimen is needed. METHODS: Forty-four pediatric patients with active LN aged 3.5-13.8 (median 8.4) years, of whom 32 entered the study at diagnosis of SLE, were followed over 36 months...
February 12, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185656/subacute-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-clinical-characteristics-disease-associations-treatments-and-outcomes-in-a-series-of-90%C3%A2-patients-at-mayo-clinic-1996-2011
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Dema T Alniemi, Albert Gutierrez, Lisa A Drage, David A Wetter
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinical presentation, laboratory studies, disease associations, and treatments of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 90 patients with SCLE at Mayo Clinic from January 1, 1996, through October 28, 2011, was performed. RESULTS: The mean patient age at diagnosis was 61 years; 64 patients (71%) were women, and 11 cases (12%) were drug induced (1996-2000, no drug-induced cases; 2001-2005, 2 cases; 2006-2011, 9 cases)...
March 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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