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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912793/antibodies-against-carbamylated-proteins-and-cyclic-citrullinated-peptides-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-results-from-two-well-defined-european-cohorts
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Michael Ziegelasch, Myrthe A M van Delft, Philip Wallin, Thomas Skogh, César Magro-Checa, Gerda M Steup-Beekman, Leendert A Trouw, Alf Kastbom, Christopher Sjöwall
BACKGROUND: Articular manifestations are common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) whereas erosive disease is not. Antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) are citrulline-dependent in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), whereas the opposite is suggested in SLE, as reactivity with cyclic arginine peptide (CAP) is typically present. Antibodies targeting carbamylated proteins (anti-CarP) may occur in anti-CCP/rheumatoid factor (RF)-negative cases long before clinical onset of RA. We analysed these antibody specificities in sera from European patients with SLE in relation to phenotypes, smoking habits and imaging data...
December 3, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881995/pattern-of-initial-clinical-manifestations-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Shabnam Batool, Nighat Mir Ahmad, Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, Sumaira Farman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the pattern of initial clinical manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and to compare these features with those recorded elsewhere in Pakistan. METHODS: This cross-sectional, descriptive study was performed in the Department of Rheumatology, Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from November 2015 to January 2016. Sixty one patients of SLE diagnosed as per ACR (American College of Rheumatology) 1982 revised criteria, were enrolled...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858177/age-of-onset-influences-on-clinical-and-laboratory-profile-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Rafael Hennemann Sassi, Jordana Vaz Hendler, Giovana Fagundes Piccoli, Andrese Aline Gasparin, Rafael Mendonça da Silva Chakr, João Carlos Tavares Brenol, Odirlei André Monticielo
The present study aims to evaluate differences in clinical and laboratory manifestations and medication use in the different ages of disease onset in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This cross-sectional study consisted of 598 SLE patients (550 female and 48 male), who attended the Rheumatology Clinic of the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre between 2003 and 2015. Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected. The patients were classified into three groups according to their ages at disease diagnosis...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837195/joint-ultrasound-baseline-abnormalities-predict-a-specific-long-term-clinical-outcome-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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P Corzo, T C Salman-Monte, V Torrente-Segarra, L Polino, S Mojal, J Carbonell-Abelló
OBJECTIVE: To describe long-term clinical and serological outcome in all systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) domains in SLE patients with hand arthralgia (HA) and joint ultrasound (JUS) inflammatory abnormalities, and to compare them with asymptomatic SLE patients with normal JUS. METHODS: SLE patients with HA who presented JUS inflammatory abnormalities ('cases') and SLE patients without HA who did not exhibit JUS abnormalities at baseline ('controls') were included...
November 10, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833788/vasculitic-diseases-and-prothrombotic-states-contributing-to-delayed-healing-in-chronic-wounds
#5
Victoria K Shanmugam
PURPOSE: Autoimmune diseases are a common cause of delayed wound healing and should be considered in patients with chronic wounds who do not respond to local wound care or who fail skin grafting in the absence of infection. RECENT FINDINGS: Epidemiologic studies have shown that, of patients with chronic wounds evaluated in specialized wound healing clinics, 20-23% have autoimmune etiologies for their wounds including vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, pyoderma gangrenosum and other autoimmune diseases...
December 2016: Current Dermatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799439/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-spanish-males-a-study-of-the-spanish-rheumatology-society-lupus-registry-relesser-cohort
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A Riveros Frutos, I Casas, I Rúa-Figueroa, F J López-Longo, J Calvo-Alén, M Galindo, A Fernández-Nebro, J M Pego-Reigosa, A Olivé Marqués
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the demographic, clinical, and immunological manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in male patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional, multicenter study was carried out of 3651 patients (353 men, 9.7%, and 3298 women, 90.2%) diagnosed with SLE, included in the Spanish Rheumatology Society SLE Registry (RELESSER). RESULTS: Mean ages (18-92 years) of symptom onset were 37 (SD 17) years (men) and 32 (SD 14) years (women)...
October 31, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752360/cancer-immunotherapy-induced-rheumatic-diseases-emerge-as-new-clinical-entities
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Laura C Cappelli, Ami A Shah, Clifton O Bingham
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are newly approved treatments for advanced malignancies that are increasing survival. The mechanism of these drugs, non-specifically activating T cells, also leads to immune-mediated damage of tissue or immune-related adverse events (IRAE). IRAEs with rheumatic phenotypes are increasingly being recognised. Inflammatory arthritis, sicca syndrome, inflammatory myopathy, vasculitis and lupus nephritis have been described as a result of ICIs. Use of ICIs will be expanding in the coming years for several reasons...
2016: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716316/ultrasonographic-assessment-of-bone-erosions-in-the-different-subtypes-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-arthritis-comparison-with-computed-tomography
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Matteo Piga, Luca Saba, Alessandra Gabba, Mattia Congia, Antonella Balestrieri, Alessandro Mathieu, Alberto Cauli
BACKGROUND: The aim was to determine the accuracy of high-resolution ultrasonography (US) for detecting erosion in the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and wrist joints of patients with different subtypes of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) arthritis, using computed tomography (CT) as the gold-standard reference method. METHOD: The ulnar head, radiocarpal and second to fifth MCP joints in 26 patients with SLE - 9 classified as having rhupus syndrome, 10 as having Jaccoud's arthropathy (JA) and 7 as having non-deforming non-erosive (NDNE) arthritis - were subdivided into areas and bilaterally evaluated for the presence of bone erosion by CT and US...
October 4, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629113/characterization-of-chronic-arthritis-in-a-multicenter-study-of-852-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Ana Paula Sakamoto, Clovis Artur Silva, Mariana Paes Leme Ferriani, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Eloisa Bonfá, Claudia Saad-Magalhães, Eunice Okuda, Simone Appenzeller, Francisco Hugo Gomes, Ana Luiza Garcia Cunha, Mirna Henriques Tomich Salume, Daniela Petry Piotto, Maria Teresa Terreri
Chronic arthritis (CA) is an unusual condition in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) and data in children is very limited. The aim of the study is to assess CA in a large population of cSLE patients, in a multicenter cross-sectional study including 852 cSLE patients followed in ten Pediatric Rheumatology referral services in state of São Paulo, Brazil. CA was observed in 32/852 (3.7 %) cSLE patients mostly in hands and ankles. Chronic monoarthritis was diagnosed in four cSLE patients, oligoarthritis in nine and polyarthritis in 19...
September 14, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617946/a-case-of-pachydermodactyly-in-a-seventeen-year-old-associated-with-repetitive-minor-trauma
#10
W Abdelrahman, M Y Walsh, A Smyth, D Alderice
A boy presented initially to a Rheumatology clinic with a three year history of asymptomatic swelling of the third to fourth proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints bilaterally. A presumptive diagnosis of seronegative arthritis was made. Sulfasalazine was commenced without improvement and resulted in mood disturbance. Blood tests including ESR, lupus anticoagulant, rheumatoid factor and CCP antibodies were unremarkable. Hand radiographs were normal. MRI showed oedema within soft tissues around PIP joints. His care was transferred to the Rheumatology unit in our hospital and the rheumatological diagnosis was revised; sulfasalazine was stopped and skin biopsy organised...
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590999/prognostic-significance-of-platelet-count-in-sle-patients
#11
Sahar Mahfouz Abdel Galil, Azzahra Mohammed Edrees, Afnan Khaled Ajeeb, Ghadeer Sameer Aldoobi, Mohamed El-Boshy, Waleed Hussain
Hematological abnormalities, especially thrombocytopenia (TCP), are highly prevalent among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and at the same time it has been reported as a significant prognostic factor of SLE course. We further investigate the correlation between platelet count and the clinical manifestations and disease activity of SLE, in a cohort of Saudi Arabian female patients. A retrospective analysis was done for the medical records of 100 SLE female patients, selected from all patients diagnosed and treated for SLE at the Rheumatology outpatient clinics in Hera'a General Hospital, Holly Makkah, Saudi Arabia...
September 2, 2016: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586809/the-unmet-need-in-rheumatology-reports-from-the-targeted-therapies-meeting-2016
#12
REVIEW
Kevin L Winthrop, Vibeke Strand, Désiréé M van der Heijde, Philip J Mease, Mary K Crow, Michael Weinblatt, Joan M Bathon, Maya H Buch, Gerd R Burmester, Maxime Dougados, Jonathan Kay, Xavier Mariette, Ferry C Breedveld, Joachim R Kalden, Josef S Smolen, Daniel E Furst
The 18th annual international Targeted Therapies meeting brought together over 100 leading scientists and clinicians from around the world in the field of rheumatology. During the meeting, breakout sessions were held consisting of 5 disease-specific groups each with 20-40 experts assigned to each group based on clinical or scientific expertise. Specific groups included: rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis/spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus erythematous, and other connective tissue diseases (e...
July 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576331/how-is-the-ultrasound-in-rheumatology-used-implemented-and-applied-in-latin-american-centers-results-from-a-multicenter-study
#13
Marwin Gutierrez, Cristina Hernandez-Diaz, Lucio Ventura-Rios, Lina María Saldarriaga-Rivera, Santiago Ruta, Magaly Alva, Claudia Mora -Trujillo, Wilkerson Pérez, Henry Terrazas, Rodolfo Del Carmen Arape Toyo, Maritza Quintero, Carla Solano, Oscar Sedano Santiago, Janet Grisel Huamán Sotomayor, Cesar Cefferino, Guillermo E Py, Marcelo J Audisio, Walter Javier Spindler, Horacio Berman, Carla Airoldi, Rómulo Wong, Ana Laura Álvarez Del Castillo Araujo, Mario E Díaz, Carmen Cerón Villaquiran, Rubén Darío Mantilla, José Alexandre Mendonça, Inês Guimarães da Silveira, Aline Defaveri do Prado, Melissa Cláudia Bisi, Violeta Rosario, Jeannette Medrano-Sánchez, Roberto Muñoz-Louis, Ana Cecilia Lozada-Navarro, Araceli Bernal, Maribel Lozano, Carlos Pineda
This study aimed to perform an overview of how ultrasound (US) is being used, implemented, and applied in rheumatologic centers in Latin America (LA). A retrospective, multicenter 1-year experience study was undertaken. Eighteen centers from eight countries were involved. The following information were collected: demographic data, indication to perform an US examination, physician that required the examination, and the anatomical region required for the examination. A total of 7167 patients underwent an US examination...
August 30, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27515671/the-use-of-cyclosporine-a-in-rheumatology-a-2016-comprehensive-review
#14
Cecilia Beatrice Chighizola, Voon H Ong, Pier Luigi Meroni
Cyclosporine A, an inhibitor of calcineurin, exerts an immunomodulator action interfering with T cell activation. Even though novel therapeutic tools have emerged, CyA still represents a suitable option in several clinical rheumatology settings. This is the case of refractory nephritis and cytopenias associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. Furthermore, CyA is a valued therapeutic tool in the management of uveitis and thrombophlebitis in course of Behçet's disease. Topical CyA has been proven to be beneficial in the dry eye of Sjogren's syndrome, whereas oral treatment with CyA can be considered for the severe complications of adult onset Still's disease...
August 11, 2016: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510603/clinical-characteristics-of-children-with-membranous-lupus-nephritis-the-childhood-arthritis-and-rheumatology-research-alliance-legacy-registry
#15
A Boneparth, S E Wenderfer, L Nandini Moorthy, S M Radhakrishna, A C P Sagcal-Gironella, E von Scheven
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to describe and compare clinical features, treatment, and renal outcomes of children with membranous lupus nephritis (MLN), through analysis of a national multicenter registry. METHODS: Patients with pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and MLN from the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Legacy Registry were included. Demographic, disease and medication-related data were collected between 2010 and 2014 from 59 CARRA Legacy Registry sites...
August 9, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446537/autoimmune-vitiligo-in-rheumatic-disease-in-the-mestizo-mexican-population
#16
Esperanza Avalos-Díaz, Elena Pérez-Pérez, Mayra Rodríguez-Rodríguez, María-Guadalupe Pacheco-Tovar, Rafael Herrera-Esparza
Vitiligo is a chronic disease characterized by the dysfunction or destruction of melanocytes with secondary depigmentation. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of vitiligo associated with autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The clinical records from a 10-year database of patients with rheumatic diseases and associated vitiligo was analysed, with one group of patients having autoimmune rheumatic disease and another non-autoimmune rheumatic disease. Available serum samples were used to assess the anti-melanocyte antibodies...
August 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27391903/retinal-toxicity-induced-by-antimalarial-drugs-literature-review-and-case-report
#17
Manuel Garza-Leon, Diana Elsa Flores-Alvarado, Juan Manuel Muñoz-Bravo
Antimalarial drugs are widely used in several countries for control of rheumatologic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. They are still used in Mexico because of their low cost and few secondary effects, most of which are mild and reversible. Even so, at an ophthalmological level, they could produce irreversible visual damage, which is why it is important to have ophthalmological evaluation and proper follow up. We present a clinical case as an example of characteristic ophthalmological findings as well as risk factors for retinal toxicity...
2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27365996/rheumatology-in-india-a-bird-s-eye-view-on-organization-epidemiology-training-programs-and-publications
#18
REVIEW
Durga Prasanna Misra, Vikas Agarwal, Vir Singh Negi
India is home to the world's second largest population. Rheumatology is an emerging specialty in India. We reviewed organization, epidemiology and training facilities for Rheumatology in India. Also, we also looked at publications in the field of rheumatology from India from over the past six years using Scopus and Medline databases. Despite rheumatologic disorders affecting 6%-24% of the population, rheumatology in India is still in its infancy. Till recently, there were as few as two centers in the country training less than five fellows per year...
July 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27359073/assessment-of-the-hscore-for-reactive-haemophagocytic-syndrome-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases
#19
E D Batu, A Erden, E Seyhoğlu, L Kilic, Y Büyükasık, O Karadag, Y Bilginer, S A Bilgen, A Akdogan, S Kiraz, A I Ertenli, S Özen, U Kalyoncu
OBJECTIVES: Reactive haemophagocytic syndrome (RHS) is a hyperinflammatory disorder often occurring in the background of several disorders such as infections, malignancies, and rheumatic diseases. Recently, a score known as the HScore was developed for the diagnosis of RHS. In the original study, most of the patients had underlying haematological malignancy or infection and the best cut-off value for the HScore was 169 (sensitivity 93%; specificity 86%). In this study we aimed to analyse the performance of the HScore in rheumatic disease-related RHS...
June 30, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27350088/serum-thymosin-%C3%AE-1-levels-in-patients-with-chronic-inflammatory-autoimmune-diseases
#20
F Pica, M S Chimenti, R Gaziano, C Buè, I A Casalinuovo, P Triggianese, P Conigliaro, D Di Carlo, V Cordero, G Adorno, A Volpi, R Perricone, E Garaci
Thymosin alpha 1 (Tα1) is a powerful modulator of immunity and inflammation. Despite years of studies, there are a few reports evaluating serum Tα1 in health and disease. We studied a cohort of healthy individuals in comparison with patients affected by chronic inflammatory autoimmune diseases. Sera from 120 blood donors (healthy controls, HC), 120 patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), 40 with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 40 with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), attending the Transfusion Medicine or the Rheumatology Clinic at the Policlinico Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, were tested for Tα1 content by means of a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit...
October 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
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