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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438164/the-autoimmune-ecology-an-update
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Juan-Manuel Anaya, Paula Restrepo-Jiménez, Carolina Ramírez-Santana
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The autoimmune ecology refers to the interactions between individuals and their environment leading to a breakdown in immune tolerance and, therefore, to the development of one or more autoimmune diseases in such an individual. Herein, an update is offered on four specific factors associated with autoimmune diseases, namely, vitamin D, smoking, alcohol and coffee consumption from the perspective of exposome and metabolomics. RECENT FINDINGS: Smoking is associated with an increased risk for most of the autoimmune diseases...
February 12, 2018: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379319/pharyngeal-electrical-stimulation-device-for-the-treatment-of-neurogenic-dysphagia-technology-update
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REVIEW
Domenico A Restivo, Shaheen Hamdy
Neurogenic dysphagia (ND) can occur in patients with nervous system diseases of varying etiologies. Moreover, recovery from ND is not guaranteed. The therapeutic approaches for oropharyngeal ND have drastically changed over the last decade, mainly due to a better knowledge of the neurophysiology of swallowing along with the progress of neuroimaging and neurophysiological studies. For this reason, it is a priority to develop a treatment that is repeatable, safe, and can be carried out at the bedside as well as for outpatients...
2018: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368844/scleroderma-with-an-update-about-clinico-pathological-correlation
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Franco Rongioletti, Caterina Ferreli, Laura Atzori, Ugo Bottoni, Giuseppe Soda
Scleroderma is divided into a systemic form called systemic sclerosis and a localized form also called morphea. According to 2013 ACR/EULAR Classification Criteria for Systemic Sclerosis, developed by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), skin thickening of the fingers extending proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints is sufficient for a patient to be classified as having scleroderma. Histological examination is not included in the diagnostic criteria and is not routinely performed...
January 24, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359399/the-international-consensus-classification-of-focal-cortical-dysplasia-a-critical-update-2018
#4
Imad Najm, Harvey B Sarnat, Ingmar Blümcke
The Diagnostic Methods commission of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) released a first international consensus classification of Focal Cortical Dysplasia (FCD) in 2011. Since that time, this FCD classification has been widely used in clinical diagnosis and research (more than 740 papers cited in Pubmed between 1/1/2012 and 7/1/2017). Herein, we review the new data that will inform and revise the FCD classification. Many recent papers described molecular-genetic characteristics in FCD Type II including multiple mutations in the mTOR pathway...
January 23, 2018: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355711/implication-of-the-kallikrein-kinin-system-on-neurological-disorders-quest-for-potential-biomarkers-and-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Amaly Nokkari, Hadi Abou-El-Hassan, Yehia Mechref, Stefania Mondello, Mark S Kindy, Ayad A Jaffa, Firas Kobeissy
Neurological disorders represent major health concerns in terms of comorbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite a tremendous increase in our understanding of the pathophysiological processes involved in disease progression and prevention, the accumulated knowledge so far resulted in relatively moderate translational benefits in terms of therapeutic interventions and enhanced clinical outcomes. Aiming at specific neural molecular pathways, different strategies have been geared to target the development and progression of such disorders...
January 16, 2018: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352526/ectrims-ean-guideline-on-the-pharmacological-treatment-of-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
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X Montalban, R Gold, A J Thompson, S Otero-Romero, M P Amato, D Chandraratna, M Clanet, G Comi, T Derfuss, F Fazekas, H P Hartung, E Havrdova, B Hemmer, L Kappos, R Liblau, C Lubetzki, E Marcus, D H Miller, T Olsson, S Pilling, K Selmaj, A Siva, P S Sorensen, M P Sormani, C Thalheim, H Wiendl, F Zipp
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex disease of the central nervous system. As new drugs are becoming available, knowledge on diagnosis and treatment must continuously evolve. There is therefore a need for a reference tool compiling current data on benefit and safety, to aid professionals in treatment decisions and use of resources across Europe. The European Committee of Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) and the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) have joined forces to meet this need...
February 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333935/association-between-human-papilloma-virus-hpv-vaccination-and-risk-of-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Angela Meggiolaro, Giuseppe Migliara, Giuseppe La Torre
INTRODUCTION: The vaccination against Humanpapilloma Virus (HPV) is an effective strategy to prevent high-risk HPV infection and subsequent cervical carcinogenesis. Although the safety profile has been ascertained, the relation with the development of central nervous system (CNS) autoimmune disorders (AD) appears still controversial. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of chronic neurological impairment in young people, typically striking females. The main purpose of this review was to assess the association between HPV vaccination and MS...
January 15, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214587/rare-neurodegenerative-diseases-clinical-and-genetic-update
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Antoni Matilla-Dueñas, Marc Corral-Juan, Agustí Rodríguez-Palmero Seuma, Dolores Vilas, Lourdes Ispierto, Sara Morais, Jorge Sequeiros, Isabel Alonso, Víctor Volpini, Carmen Serrano-Munuera, Guillem Pintos-Morell, Ramiro Álvarez, Ivelisse Sánchez
More than 600 human disorders afflict the nervous system. Of these, neurodegenerative diseases are usually characterised by onset in late adulthood, progressive clinical course, and neuronal loss with regional specificity in the central nervous system. They include Alzheimer's disease and other less frequent dementias, brain cancer, degenerative nerve diseases, encephalitis, epilepsy, genetic brain disorders, head and brain malformations, hydrocephalus, stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease), Huntington's disease, and Prion diseases, among others...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196241/scleroderma-skin-ulcers-definition-classification-and-treatment-strategies-our-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Dilia Giuggioli, Andreina Manfredi, Lumetti Federica, Colaci Michele, Clodoveo Ferri
BACKGROUND: Skin ulcers (SU) are one of the most frequent manifestations of systemic sclerosis (SSc). SSc-SU are very painful, often persistent and recurrent; they may lead to marked impairment of patient's activities and quality of life. Despite their severe impact on the whole SSc patient's management, the proposed definition, classification criteria, and therapeutic strategies of SSc-SU are still controversial. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to elaborate a comprehensive proposal of definition, classification, and therapeutic strategy of SSc-SU on the basis of our long-term single center experience along with a careful revision of the world literature on the same topic...
November 28, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095721/gastrointestinal-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis-an-update
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John B Miller, Nisarg Gandhi, John Clarke, Zsuzsanna McMahan
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November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074827/-update-on-recent-progress-in-vitamin-d-research-the-effects-of-vitamin-d-in-autoinflammatory-diseases
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Tomoka Ao, Junichi Kikuta, Masaru Ishii
Various kinds of immune cells -including dendritic cells, macrophages, T cells and B cells- express the vitamin D receptor and 1α-hydroxylase(CYP27B1). In vitro studies have shown the anti-inflammatory effect of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D:the active form of vitamin D. As vitamin D deficiency spread in our society, epidemiological studies have established the association between vitamin D deficiency and incidence or progression of several inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis(RA), systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE), and multiple sclerosis(MS)...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932291/neurological-safety-of-fingolimod-an-updated-review
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REVIEW
Fumihito Yoshii, Yusuke Moriya, Tomohide Ohnuki, Masafuchi Ryo, Wakoh Takahashi
Fingolimod (FTY) is the first oral medication approved for treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Its effectiveness and safety were confirmed in several phase III clinical trials, but proper evaluation of safety in the real patient population requires long-term post-marketing monitoring. Since the approval of FTY for RRMS in Japan in 2011, it has been administered to approximately 5000 MS patients, and there have been side-effect reports from 1750 patients. Major events included infectious diseases, hepatobiliary disorders, nervous system disorders and cardiac disorders...
August 2017: Clinical & Experimental Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875862/an-update-on-the-role-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-the-pathogenesis-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Marina Boziki, Nikolaos Grigoriadis
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are zinc-containing endopeptidases, proteins essential to the degradation of various tissue extracellular matrix proteins. Under normal conditions MMPs participate in several physiological processes, both in the developing organism and the adult. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS), affecting primarily young adults. Inflammatory infiltrations of the CNS parenchyma by autoreactive immune cells, that mediate myelin degradation in the form of the demyelination "plaque", are the pathological hallmark of the disease...
September 6, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837372/update-upon-efficacy-and-safety-of-etanercept-for-the-treatment-of-spondyloarthritis-and-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Giuseppe Murdaca, Simone Negrini, Ottavia Magnani, Elena Penza, Marco Pellecchio, Rossella Gulli, Paola Mandich, Francesco Puppo
TNF-α inhibitors have demonstrated efficacy both as monotherapy and in combination with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in the treatment of chronic inflammatory immune-mediated diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriasis (Ps) and/or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and may be administered off-label to treat disseminated granuloma annulare, systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis. There are several TNF-α inhibitors available for clinical use including infliximab, adalimumab, golimumab, certolizumab pegol and etanercept...
August 24, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835902/the-microbiome-in-connective-tissue-diseases-and-vasculitides-an-updated-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Rossella Talotta, Fabiola Atzeni, Maria Chiara Ditto, Maria Chiara Gerardi, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
OBJECTIVE: To provide a narrative review of the most recent data concerning the involvement of the microbiome in the pathogenesis of connective tissue diseases (CTDs) and vasculitides. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched for articles using combinations of words or terms that included systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, autoimmune myositis, Sjögren's syndrome, undifferentiated and mixed CTD, vasculitis, microbiota, microbiome, and dysbiosis. Papers from the reference lists of the articles and book chapters were reviewed, and relevant publications were identified...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816034/cerebrospinal-fluid-cytology-in-nonmalignant-aseptic-meningeal-disorders
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REVIEW
Rafael Martínez-Girón, Liron Pantanowitz
Cerebrospinal fluid cytology examination is a common and reliable primary and/or complementary procedure for the diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. This review provides an update of aseptic meningeal disorders that may be encountered in cytopathology practice. The article covers the cytological findings and helpful ancillary studies needed of nonmalignant aseptic CNS disorders such as viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, and other noninfectious diseases, such as Mollaret's meningitis (recurrent benign lymphocytic meningitis), Guillain-Barré syndrome, multiple Sclerosis, subarachnoid haemorrhage, and drug-induced disorders...
November 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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/28806189/the-use-of-optical-coherence-tomography-in-neuro-ophthalmology
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REVIEW
Noel C Y Chan, Carmen K M Chan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the last decade, with the advances of optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, different imaging protocols and analysis algorithms have been introduced to maximize the potential of this diagnostic tool in the evaluation of different eye diseases. This review aims to provide an update on these additional features, with respect to the management of a diverse range of neuro-ophthalmologic conditions. RECENT FINDINGS: Macular ganglion cell complex (mGCC) analysis has been shown to be superior to peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) analysis in certain settings, such as differentiating Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy from functional visual loss; monitoring neurodegenerative diseases or multiple sclerosis; and predicting visual loss in nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy...
November 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755684/epstein-barr-virus-and-multiple-sclerosis-updating-pender-s-hypothesis
#19
REVIEW
Martin Laurence, Julián Benito-León
Substantial epidemiological evidence supports the involvement of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in multiple sclerosis (MS). Mechanisms through which EBV may increase MS risk are reviewed here. Most individuals contract EBV in early childhood yet only develop MS in early adulthood, by which time EBV has been latent for decades. When latent, EBV is confined to a minute subset of memory B cells: about 1000 cells in peripheral blood and 500,000 cells in the lymphoid system, mainly in the mouth. Reactivation of EBV in the central nervous system (CNS) has been proposed as a cause of MS...
August 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738749/an-update-on-multiple-sclerosis-in-children-diagnosis-therapies-and-prospects-for-the-future
#20
Eliza Gordon-Lipkin, Brenda Banwell
Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, is increasingly being recognized in children and adolescents. Pediatric MS follows a relapsing-remitting course at onset, with a risk for early cognitive impairment. Areas covered: In this review, we discuss the clinical features of acute demyelinating syndromes in children and risk factors that increase the likelihood of a diagnosis of MS. We also address the application of diagnostic criteria for MS in children, immunological features, therapeutic options and psychosocial considerations for children and adolescents with MS...
October 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
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