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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792370/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-belimumab-in-japanese-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-subgroup-analysis-of-a-phase-3-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yoshiya Tanaka, Damon Bass, Myron Chu, Sally Egginton, Beulah Ji, Herbert Struemper, David Roth
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of intravenous belimumab plus standard systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) therapy (SoC) in Japanese patients with SLE. METHODS: A Phase 3, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 52-week study (BEL 113750; NCT01345253) in patients with SLE, randomized 2:1 to belimumab 10 mg/kg plus SoC or placebo plus SoC to Week 48. RESULTS: Sixty of 707 randomized patients were enrolled from study centers in Japan (belimumab, n = 39; placebo, n = 21)...
May 24, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792017/correlations-of-serum-cystatin-c-and-hs-crp-with-vascular-endothelial-cell-injury-in-patients-with-active-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#2
Dong Gao, Juan Shao, Waishu Jin, Xiujuan Xia, Yan Qu
BACKGROUND: To investigate the correlations of serum cystatin C and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) with vascular endothelial cell injury in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: A total of 80 patients with SLE treated in our hospital from January 2016 to September 2017 were selected and randomly divided into stable-stage group (n=40) and active-stage group (n=40) using a random number table. The expressions of cystatin C and hs-CRPin stable and active stages were compared, and the inner diameters of brachial artery and levels of vascular endothelial growth factors in stable and active stages were also compared...
May 22, 2018: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790695/elevated-beta-thromboglobulin-and-mean-platelet-volume-levels-may-show-persistent-platelet-activation-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Seyit Uyar, Gul Babacan Abanonu, Seval Masatlioglu Pehlevan, Cumali Karatoprak, Meral Ulukoylu Menguc, Alper Daskin, Suleyman Dolu, Refik Demirtunc
BACKGROUND: Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an increased risk of thrombotic events. Platelets become more active and they enlarge to release proteins from alpha granules for aggregation during the plaque formation period. Beta-thromboglobulin is one of the proteins released from alpha-granules when platelets are activated and used as a marker of platelet activation in vivo. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the plasma levels of beta-thromoglobulin and mean platelet volume as markers of the presence of platelet activation in systemic lupus erythematosus patients compared with healthy controls...
May 17, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790298/risk-of-childhood-rheumatic-and-non-rheumatic-autoimmune-diseases-in-children-born-to-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#4
Julie Couture, Sasha Bernatsky, Susan Scott, Christian A Pineau, Evelyne Vinet
OBJECTIVES: Several autoimmune diseases have familial aggregation and possibly, common genetic predispositions. In a large population-based study, we evaluated if children born to mothers with SLE have an increased risk of rheumatic and non-rheumatic autoimmune diseases, versus children born to mothers without SLE. METHODS: Using the "Offspring of SLE mothers Registry (OSLER)", we identified children born live to SLE mothers and their matched controls, and ascertained autoimmune diseases based on ≥1 hospitalization or ≥2 physician visits with a relevant diagnostic code...
May 23, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788808/epidemiology-of-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-and-the-associated-risk-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-nationwide-cohort-study-in-denmark
#5
M Prütz Petersen, S Möller, A Bygum, A Voss, M Bliddal
Objectives The objectives of this paper are to describe the epidemiology of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) and its subtypes in Denmark, and to investigate the probability of receiving a subsequent diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the related time course. Methods A nationwide registry-based cohort study was conducted in Denmark based on data from the Danish National Patient Registry from 1998 to 2013 using International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10. Results We identified 2380 patients with CLE...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787840/cutaneous-features-and-diagnosis-of-primary-sjogren-s-syndrome-an-update-and-review
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REVIEW
Preeti Jhorar, Kristin Torre, Jun Lu
Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune connective tissue disorder (CTD) which principally affects the lacrimal and salivary glands. Although SS is one of the three most common autoimmune CTDs alongside systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and progressive systemic sclerosis, it is the least researched CTD overall. SS poses a particular diagnostic challenge because it shares multiple clinical and immunologic features with other CTDs. However, there are some characteristic cutaneous clinical features that can precede the well-known sicca symptoms by years...
May 19, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786074/constitutive-interferon-signaling-maintains-critical-threshold-of-mlkl-expression-to-license-necroptosis
#7
Joseph Sarhan, Beiyun C Liu, Hayley I Muendlein, Chi G Weindel, Irina Smirnova, Amy Y Tang, Vladimir Ilyukha, Maxim Sorokin, Anton Buzdin, Katherine A Fitzgerald, Alexander Poltorak
Interferons (IFNs) are critical determinants in immune-competence and autoimmunity, and are endogenously regulated by a low-level constitutive feedback loop. However, little is known about the functions and origins of constitutive IFN. Recently, lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced IFN was implicated as a driver of necroptosis, a necrotic form of cell death downstream of receptor-interacting protein (RIP) kinase activation and executed by mixed lineage kinase like-domain (MLKL) protein. We found that the pre-established IFN status of the cell, instead of LPS-induced IFN, is critical for the early initiation of necroptosis in macrophages...
May 21, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785672/aberrant-t-cell-subsets-and-cytokines-expression-profile-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Haiyan Zhou, Bailong Hu, Niwen Huang, Xiangang Mo, Wei Li, Bei Zhang, Bo Wei, Mingzhu Gao, Yiming Wang, Xingde Liu, Joshua Liao
To assess T cell subsets and levels of chemokines and cytokines in patients with SLE and determine their relationships between disease activity and organ involvement. Blood samples from SLE patients (n = 24) and healthy controls (n = 36) were analyzed. Frequency of circulating follicular help T cells (Tfh), central memory T cells (Tcm), effector memory T cells (Tem), and naïve T cell subsets was enumerated and their surface markers expression of inducible T cell co-stimulator (ICOS) and programmed death 1(PD-1) protein was examined by flow cytometry...
May 22, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785310/a-challenging-case-of-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Mihaela Găman, Ana-Maria Vlădăreanu, Camelia Dobrea, Minodora Onisâi, Cristina Marinescu, Irina Voican, Daniela Vasile, Horia Bumbea, Diana Cîşleanu
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is a rare disease that is frequently underdiagnosed due to clinical features that are similar to those of non-Hodgkin lymphomas, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or infectious reactive lymphadenopathy. An excisional biopsy is required. We report a young Caucasian female diagnosed with KFD with skin lesions, complicating with SLE. The clinical course, laboratory, and CT findings are described, as are histopathologic features, for a better recognition of this rare disorder in clinical practice...
2018: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785115/management-and-outcomes-of-pregnancy-with-or-without-lupus-nephritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Jiayue Wu, Jinghang Ma, Wei-Hong Zhang, Wen Di
Background: Although it is well established that systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) negatively affects pregnancy outcomes, there is insufficient evidence on the effect of lupus nephritis (LN) on antenatal management and pregnancy outcomes. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the association of LN with management and pregnancy outcomes in SLE patients. Methods: Embase, Medline, Cochrane, and ClinicalTrials.gov were carefully searched for relevant English and Chinese language studies...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783918/rituximab-mediated-late-onset-neutropenia-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-distinct-roles-of-baff-and-april
#11
I Parodis, F Söder, F Faustini, Z Kasza, I Samuelsson, A Zickert, E Svenungsson, R F van Vollenhoven, V Malmström, F Wermeling, I Gunnarsson
Objective Rituximab-mediated late-onset neutropenia (LON) has been described in various diseases. We investigated its occurrence, consequences and contributing factors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods Rituximab-treated patients from the Karolinska University Hospital ( n = 107) were surveyed. LON was defined as an absolute neutrophil count <1500 cells/μl, occurring four weeks to two years following rituximab treatment, or later during sustained B-cell depletion. Serum levels of B-cell-related cytokines and growth factors of the myeloid lineage were determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783072/association-of-tnfaip3-and-tnip1-polymorphisms-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-risk-a-meta-analysis
#12
Liu Xiao, Qin Haihong, Wu Jinfeng, Xu Jinhua
OBJECT: With the development of GWAS, both TNFAIP3 and TNIP1 were revealed to be susceptibility genes of SLE. However, some other studies revealed no association between TNFAIP3, TNIP1 and SLE susceptibility. In order to estimate such association more precisely and systemically, a meta-analysis was conducted. METHOD: Studies on the association between TNFAIP3 rs2230926, TNIP1 rs7708392 and SLE risk were carefully selected via searching 3 databases (Pubmed, Embase, and Web of Science)...
May 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781579/poverty-neighborhoods-persistent-stress-and-sle-outcomes-a-qualitative-study-of-the-patients-perspective
#13
Edward Yelin, Laura Trupin, Jared Bunde, Jinoos Yazdany
OBJECTIVE: To obtain the perspective of individuals with SLE about the role of poverty, neighborhood, and chronic stress in SLE outcomes. METHODS: 723 persons with SLE were followed from 2003-2015 through annual structured interviews as part of the Lupus Outcomes Study to establish the effect of combinations of poverty, persistent poverty, living in an area of concentrated poverty, access to health care, and chronic stress on accumulated damage. We sampled 28 from the 723 on the basis of household income, geography, and outcomes in their last interview, and administered qualitative interviews to explore their perspectives on these factors on outcomes...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781188/a-novel-anti-malarial-drug-derivative-inhibits-cyclic-gmp-amp-synthase-in-trex1-deficient-mice
#14
Jie An, Joshua J Woodward, Weinan Lai, Mark Minie, Xizhang Sun, Lena Tanaka, Jessica M Snyder, Tomikazu Sasaki, Keith B Elkon
OBJECTIVE: Type I interferon (IFN-I) is strongly implicated in the pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) as well as rare monogenic 'interferonopathies' such as Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS) caused by mutations in the DNA exonuclease, TREX1. The DNA-activated IFN-I pathway, cyclic GMP-AMP (cGAMP) synthase (cGAS), is linked to subsets of AGS and lupus. We identified inhibitors of DNA-cGAS interaction and tested lead candidate, X6, in a mouse model of AGS. METHODS: Trex1-/- mice were treated orally from birth with either X6 or HCQ for 8 weeks...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780145/reversible-cognitive-dysfunction-in-elderly-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-successfully-treated-with-aggressive-immunosuppressive-therapy
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Yuya Fujita, Shoichi Fukui, Midori Ishida, Yushiro Endo, Sosuke Tsuji, Ayuko Takatani, Takashi Igawa, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Remi Sumiyoshi, Ayako Nishino, Tomohiro Koga, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Naoki Iwamoto, Kunihiro Ichinose, Mami Tamai, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Atsushi Kawakami
A 70-year-old Japanese woman presented to our hospital with gait disturbance and cognitive dysfunction. Since she had arthritis, leukocytopenia, thrombocytopenia, hypocomplementemia, and anti-nuclear and anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies, she was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging revealed bilateral hyperintensities in the putamen. Based on her cognitive impairment, muscle rigidity, and high levels of interleukin-6 in the cerebrospinal fluid, we believed she had developed a complication of a neuropsychiatric disease and administered corticosteroids and intravenous cyclophosphamide therapy...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780126/a-case-of-intractable-hemophagocytic-syndrome-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-resistant-to-corticosteroids-and-intravenous-cyclophosphamide-that-was-successfully-treated-with-cyclosporine-a
#16
Hirofumi Toko, Hiroto Tsuboi, Naoto Umeda, Fumika Honda, Ayako Ohyama, Hidenori Takahashi, Saori Abe, Masahiro Yokosawa, Hiromitsu Asashima, Shinya Hagiwara, Tomoya Hirota, Yuya Kondo, Isao Matsumoto, Takayuki Sumida
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), dubbed acute lupus hemophagocytic syndrome (ALHS), is an intractable complication of SLE. A 24-year-old man who had been diagnosed with SLE three months previously, presented with fever, rash, hallucination, and pancytopenia accompanied with hyperferritinemia and bone marrow hemophagocytosis. He was diagnosed with ALHS and neuropsychiatric (NP)-SLE. Although 4 courses of methylprednisolone pulse therapy and 1 course of intravenous cyclophosphamide (IVCY) improved his NP-SLE, his ALHS did not respond...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780064/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-complicated-by-conversion-disorder-a-case-report
#17
Misa Nakamura, Seiji Tanaka, Tadashi Inoue, Yasuto Maeda, Kiyohito Okumiya, Takuya Esaki, G O Shimomura, Kenji Masunaga, Shinichiro Nagamitsu, Yushiro Yamashita
Conversion disorder (CD) is sometimes accompanied by motor and sensory impairments, such as muscle weakness, paralysis, sensory hypersensitivity, and sensory loss. Sjögren's syndrome (SS) complicates 5-10% of cases of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Patients with SS or SLE present with various neurological symptoms and psychiatric manifestations. When neurological symptoms are present, it is important to distinguish whether the symptoms are caused by a neurological or a mental disorder because the former requires early intensive intervention, such as methylprednisolone pulse therapy (MPT), whereas psychotherapy or antidepressant drugs are recommended for mental disorders...
May 21, 2018: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779437/procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-as-markers-of-infection-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-the-controversy-continues
#18
E El-Serougy, H S Zayed, N M Ibrahim, L A Maged
Objective The objective of this paper is to investigate the utility of serum procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) as markers of infection in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Patients and methods Sixty-nine SLE patients with symptoms and signs of infection proved by culture and/or a favorable response to antibiotics and 69 SLE patients without infection were included. Serum PCT and plasma high-sensitivity CRP were assessed by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results SLE patients with infection had a significantly higher level of CRP than those without infection ((median (IQR) 104...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779436/early-lupus-project-one-year-follow-up-of-an-italian-cohort-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-of-recent-onset
#19
G D Sebastiani, I Prevete, A Iuliano, M Piga, F Iannone, L Coladonato, M Govoni, A Bortoluzzi, M Mosca, C Tani, A Doria, L Iaccarino, A Tincani, M Fredi, F Conti, F R Spinelli, M Galeazzi, F Bellisai, A Zanetti, G Carrara, C A Scirè, A Mathieu
Objective To describe the clinical and serological features of a prospectively followed cohort of early diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients during a one-year follow-up period. Methods SLE patients with disease duration less than 12 months were consecutively enrolled in a multicentre, prospective study. At study entry and then every 6 months, a large panel of data was recorded. Results Of 260 patients enrolled, 185 had at least 12 months of follow-up; of these, 84.3% were female, 92.4% were Caucasians...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778720/inflammatory-response-following-in-vitro-exposure-to-methylmercury-with-and-without-n-3-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-compared-to-healthy-controls
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William Crowe, Philip J Allsopp, Jennifer F Nyland, Pamela J Magee, J J Strain, Leanne C Doherty, Gene E Watson, Elisabeth Ball, Claire Riddell, David J Armstrong, Kayla Penta, Joshua J Todd, Toni Spence, Emeir M McSorley
Methylmercury (MeHg) is a proposed environmental stimulus in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Humans are primarily exposed to MeHg through fish consumption. Fish are also important sources of n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA). This in vitro study investigated the inflammatory response of isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), when exposed to either MeHg alone or with added n-3 LCPUFA, from SLE patients (N = 12) compared to healthy sex matched controls (N = 12)...
May 17, 2018: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
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