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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056562/causes-of-hospital-admissions-in-domus-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-specialized-palliative-cancer-care-at-home
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Kirstine Skov Benthien, Mie Nordly, Annika von Heymann-Horann, Kristina Holmenlund, Helle Timm, Geana Kurita, Christoffer Johansen, Jakob Kjellberg, Hans von der Maase, Per Sjøgren
PURPOSE: Avoidable hospital admissions are important negative indicators of quality of end-of-life care. Specialized palliative care (SPC) may support patients in remaining at home. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate if SPC at home could prevent hospital admissions in patients with incurable cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: These are secondary results of Domus: a randomized controlled trial of accelerated transition to SPC with psychological intervention at home (clinicaltrials...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045979/-changes-of-serum-krebs-von-den-lungen-6-levels-in-interstitial-lung-disease-associated-with-dermatomyositis-and-secondary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-case-report
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J F Yu, Y B Jin, J He, Y An, Z G Li
Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are a diverse group of pulmonary disorders characterized by various patterns of inflammation and fibrosis in the interstitium of the lung. The underlying pathogenesis of ILDs is complex and associated with multiple rheumatologic conditions, such as systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pollymyositis and dermatomyositis, Sjögren's syndrome, and systemic lupus erythematosus. As the disease progresses, excessive pulmonary fibrosis impairs alveolar gas exchange and damages pulmonary function...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045964/-increased-serum-c-c-chemokine-ligand-19-levels-correlated-with-b-cell-abnormalities-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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H J Liu, L J Shi, F L Hu, H H Yao, Z G Li, Y Jia
OBJECTIVE: To detect the levels of serum C-C chemokine ligand 19 (CCL19) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to evaluate the correlation between CCL19 expression and clinical features and laboratory parameters, trying to reveal the possible role of CCL19 in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus. METHODS: The levels of serum CCL19 were measured by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 90 patients with SLE and 30 healthy controls...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045656/gougerot-sjogren-like-syndrome-under-pd-1-inhibitor-treatment
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D Teyssonneau, S Cousin, A Italiano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 28, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042750/current-perspective-on-rituximab-in-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Tommaso Schioppo, Francesca Ingegnoli
The steadily increasing knowledge regarding pathogenetic mechanisms in autoimmune rheumatic diseases has paved the way to different therapeutic approaches. In particular, the market entry of biologics has dramatically modified the natural history of rheumatic chronic inflammatory diseases with a meaningful impact on patients' quality of life. Among the wide spectrum of available biological treatments, rituximab (RTX), first used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, was later approved for rheumatoid arthritis and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated vasculitis...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033144/impaired-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-ppar%C3%AE-in-the-salivary-epithelia-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-patients-imposed-by-intrinsic-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Aigli G Vakrakou, Alexandros Polyzos, Efstathia K Kapsogeorgou, Dimitris Thanos, Menelaos N Manoussakis
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) patients manifest inflammation in the salivary glands (SG) and evidence of persistent intrinsic activation of ductal SG epithelial cells (SGEC), demonstrable in non-neoplastic SGEC lines derived from patients (SS-SGEC). The peroxisome-proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) mediates important anti-inflammatory activities in epithelial cells. Herein, the comparative analysis of SG biopsies and SGEC lines obtained from SS patients and controls had revealed constitutively reduced PPARγ expression, transcriptional activity and anti-inflammatory function in the ductal epithelia of SS patients that were associated with cell-autonomously activated NF-κB and IL-1β pathways...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032100/-severity-of-illness-index-in-autoimmune-diseases-have-there-any-usefulness-in-medical-practice
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A Saunier, M-A Vandenhende, P Morlat, F Bonnet
INTRODUCTION: Assessing disease activity in patients suffering from autoimmune diseases is complex. Symptoms are multiple, often subjective and there are no reliable biomarkers. Many activity scores have been implemented to compare treatment efficacy in clinical trials. Their use in clinical practice is largely unknown. We performed a practical survey to analyze the use of activity scores in clinical practice to consider treatment response and to assess the determinants of their use. METHODS: A sample of French internists answered a questionnaire about activity scores of systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren's syndrome, autoimmune myositis and necrotizing vasculitis of small vessels...
October 11, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022062/fak-tyrosine-phosphorylation-is-regulated-by-ampk-and-controls-metabolism-in-human-skeletal-muscle
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David G Lassiter, Carolina Nylén, Rasmus J O Sjögren, Alexander V Chibalin, Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, Erik Näslund, Anna Krook, Juleen R Zierath
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Insulin-mediated signals and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-mediated signals are activated in response to physiological conditions that represent energy abundance and shortage, respectively. Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is implicated in insulin signalling and cancer progression in various non-muscle cell types and plays a regulatory role during skeletal muscle differentiation. The role of FAK in skeletal muscle in relation to insulin stimulation or AMPK activation is unknown...
October 11, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990057/id3-may-protect-mice-from-anti%C3%A2-gbm-glomerulonephritis-by-regulating-the-differentiation-of-th17-and-treg-cells
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Huan Zhou, Le Wang, Qing Xu, Qingquan Liu, Hui Liu, Wenhui Qiu, Tingyang Hu, Yongman Lv, Qian Zhang
Anti‑glomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis (anti‑GBM GN) is an autoimmune disease that leads to severe and rapidly progressive renal injury. Inhibition of DNA‑binding factor 3 (ID3) serves a key role in autoimmune diseases, such as asthma and Sjögren's syndrome, and in experimental allergic encephalitis models. However, the role of ID3 in the progression of anti‑GBM GN remains unknown. In the present study, ID3 mRNA expression increased between 3‑ and 20‑fold in the renal tissues of anti‑GBM GN mice compared with the Control group, with a peak at day 14 post‑induction...
October 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987046/-igg4-related-disease-a-case-report
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Justyna Milczarek-Banach, Kinga Brodzińska, Anna Jankowska, Urszula Ambroziak, Benedykt Szczepankiewicz, Jolanta Nałęcz-Janik, Piotr Miśkiewicz
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a comparatively new condition that may involve more than one organ. The lack of characteristic, pathognomonic clinical symptoms may delay the diagnosis of this disease. The diagnosis is based upon clinical manifestation, elevated serum levels of IgG4 and histopathologic examination with immunohistochemical staining to reveal infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells. The first line treatment is oral glucocorticoids. A CASE REPORT: 38-year-old woman with Hashimoto disease, chronic sinusitis and chronic hepatitis of unknown etiology was admitted to the Department of Endocrinology because of moderate eyelids swelling accompanied by redness for 3 years...
September 29, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975700/hydroxychloroquine-decreases-human-msc-derived-osteoblast-differentiation-and-mineralization-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Tim Both, H Jeroen van de Peppel, M Carola Zillikens, Marijke Koedam, Johannes P T M van Leeuwen, P Martin van Hagen, Paul L A van Daele, Bram C J van der Eerden
We recently showed that patients with primary Sjögren Syndrome (pSS) have significantly higher bone mineral density (BMD) compared to healthy controls. The majority of those patients (69%) was using hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), which may have favourable effects on BMD. To study the direct effects of HCQ on human MSC-derived osteoblast activity. Osteoblasts were cultured from human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs). Cultures were treated with different HCQ doses (control, 1 and 5 µg/ml). Alkaline phosphatase activity and calcium measurements were performed to evaluate osteoblast differentiation and activity, respectively...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969001/leptin-ob-r-pathway-promotes-il-4-secretion-from-b-lymphocytes-and-induces-salivary-gland-epithelial-cell-apoptosis-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Ting Xu, Wen Xie, Yingchun Ma, Shiliang Zhou, Lu Zhang, Jinyun Chen, Mingyuan Cai, Rurong Sun, Peirong Zhang, Shaobo Yu, Zheng Xu, Wanlan Jiang, Min Wu
Sjögren's syndrome (SjS) is a chronic autoimmune epithelitis in which cell apoptosis promotes the formation of inflammatory lesions. We used immunohistochemistry and TUNEL to assay B cell infiltration and apoptosis in salivary gland tissue from 16-week-old NOD/LtJ mice with SjS. In co-cultures of primary salivary glandepithelial cells (SGECs) and spleen B cells, we assessed SGEC viability and apoptosis using CCK8 assays and flow cytometry. ELISAs were employed to assess cytokine levels in culture medium. Leptin protein, leptin receptor (OB-R), pro- and anti-apoptotic proteins, and Jak2/Stat3/ERK signaling molecules were analyzed using western blotting...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967418/recombinant-factor-viia-use-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-repair-a-multicenter-propensity-score-matched-report-from-the-nordic-consortium-for-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection
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Igor Zindovic, Johan Sjögren, Anders Ahlsson, Henrik Bjursten, Simon Fuglsang, Arnar Geirsson, Richard Ingemansson, Emma C Hansson, Ari Mennander, Christian Olsson, Emily Pan, Susann Ullén, Tomas Gudbjartsson, Shahab Nozohoor
BACKGROUND: Surgery for acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) is often complicated by excessive bleeding. Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) effectively treats refractory bleeding associated with ATAAD surgery; however, adverse effects of rFVIIa in these patients have not been fully assessed. Here we evaluated rFVIIa treatment in ATAAD surgery using the Nordic Consortium for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection (NORCAAD) database. METHODS: This was a multicenter, propensity score-matched, retrospective study...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957571/guidelines-for-treatment-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-first-useful-stone-but-still-much-to-do
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Raphaele Seror, Xavier Mariette
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947947/discovery-of-cdz173-leniolisib-representing-a-structurally-novel-class-of-pi3k-delta-selective-inhibitors
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Klemens Hoegenauer, Nicolas Soldermann, Frédéric Zécri, Ross S Strang, Nadege Graveleau, Romain M Wolf, Nigel G Cooke, Alexander B Smith, Gregory J Hollingworth, Joachim Blanz, Sascha Gutmann, Gabriele Rummel, Amanda Littlewood-Evans, Christoph Burkhart
The predominant expression of phosphoinositide 3-kinase δ (PI3Kδ) in leukocytes and its critical role in B and T cell functions led to the hypothesis that selective inhibitors of this isoform would have potential as therapeutics for the treatment of allergic and inflammatory disease. Targeting specifically PI3Kδ should avoid potential side effects associated with the ubiquitously expressed PI3Kα and β isoforms. We disclose how morphing the heterocyclic core of previously discovered 4,6-diaryl quinazolines to a significantly less lipophilic 5,6,7,8-tetrahydropyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidine, followed by replacement of one of the phenyl groups with a pyrrolidine-3-amine, led to a compound series with an optimal on-target profile and good ADME properties...
September 14, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941219/lymphoma-in-the-tofacitinib-rheumatoid-arthritis-clinical-development-program
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Xavier Mariette, Connie Chen, Pinaki Biswas, Kenneth Kwok, Mary G Boy
BACKGROUND: Tofacitinib is an oral JAK inhibitor for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We characterized lymphoma events in the tofacitinib RA clinical development program. METHODS: Lymphoma events (to March 2015) were identified from 19 tofacitinib studies (two Phase 1, nine Phase 2, six Phase 3, and two long-term extension) of patients with moderate to severe RA. Patients in these studies received tofacitinib dosed at 1-30 mg twice daily or 20 mg once daily, as monotherapy or with conventional synthetic DMARDs...
September 21, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941123/renal-involvement-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-retrospective-study-of-103-biopsy-proven-cases-from-a-single-center-in-china
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Hua-Xia Yang, Jing Wang, Yu-Bing Wen, Yun-Yun Fei, Meng-Di Jiang, Meng-Yu Zhou, Wen Zhang, Hang Li, Xue-Mei Li, Feng-Chun Zhang, Xue-Wang Li, Xuan Zhang, Li-Meng Chen
AIM: To retrospectively investigate the features of renal involvements in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) with biopsy results. METHODS: A total of 2096 pSS inpatients at Peking Union Medical College Hospital in China from 2005 to 2015 were identified. Patients with biopsy-proven renal involvement (SS-renal) and matched controls (SS-only) were recruited. The clinical and pathologic features as well as treatments and outcomes were systematically analyzed...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933131/the-clinical-spectrum-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-beyond-exocrine-glands
#18
M C Leone, A Alunno, G Cafaro, V Valentini, E Marcucci, E Bartoloni, R Gerli
Although primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is a mild indolent chronic disease mainly characterized by mucosal dryness in the majority of cases, a consistent subgroup of patients display extra-glandular manifestations. Virtually any organs and systems can be affected, leading to a more serious disease prognosis. Therefore, the prompt identification of patients at higher risk of extra-glandular manifestations is necessary to start a thorough follow up and an aggressive treatment. The aim of this review article is to provide an overview of epidemiological, clinical and serological features of extra-glandular manifestations in pSS as well as current knowledge about putative biomarkers useful in clinical practice...
September 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913747/primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-extraglandular-manifestations-and-hydroxychloroquine-therapy
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J Demarchi, S Papasidero, M A Medina, D Klajn, R Chaparro Del Moral, O Rillo, V Martiré, G Crespo, A Secco, A Catalan Pellet, C Amitrano, C Crow, C Asnal, P Pucci, F Caeiro, N Benzanquen, J P Pirola, M Mayer, F Zazzetti, S Velez, J Barreira, N Tamborenea, L Santiago, L Raiti
The use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in Primary Sjögren's Syndrome (pSS) has been assessed in different studies over the last years, with conflicting results regarding its efficacy in sicca syndrome and extraglandular manifestations (EGM). The goal of this study was to compare the incidence rate of EGM in pSS patients with and without HCQ therapy.We performed a multicenter retrospective study, including patients with pSS (European classification criteria) with at least 1 year of follow-up. Subjects with concomitant fibromyalgia, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis were excluded...
November 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904462/clinical-spectrum-therapeutic-outcomes-and-prognostic-predictors-in-sjogren-s-syndrome-associated-neuropathy
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Ajith Sivadasan, Karthik Muthusamy, Bimal Patel, Rohit Ninan Benjamin, A T Prabhakar, Vivek Mathew, Sanjith Aaron, Mathew Alexander
OBJECTIVES: There are limited data regarding long-term follow-up and therapeutic outcomes in Sjogren's syndrome (SS)-associated peripheral neuropathy. In this study, we aim to study the clinical, electrophysiological spectrum and therapeutic responses among the different subtypes of SS-associated neuropathy. The predictors of suboptimal treatment response will be identified. METHODS: The study included a retrospective cohort of patients with SS-associated neuropathy between January 2012 and November 2015...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
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