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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431796/lessons-learned-from-twins-in-autoimmune-and-chronic-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Elena Generali, Angela Ceribelli, Maria Antonietta Stazi, Carlo Selmi
Autoimmunity and chronic inflammation recognize numerous shared factors and, as a result, the resulting diseases frequently coexist in the same patients or respond to the same treatments. Among the convenient truths of autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases, there is now agreement that these are complex conditions in which the individual genetic predisposition provides a rate of heritability. The concordance rates in monozygotic and dizygotic twins allows to estimate the weight of the environment in determining disease susceptibility, despite recent data supporting that only a minority of immune markers depend on hereditary factors...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421357/incidence-of-autoimmune-diseases-in-patients-with-scabies-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-taiwan
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Jui-Ming Liu, Feng-Hsiang Chiu, Chien-Yu Lin, Fung-Wei Chang, Ren-Jun Hsu
Scabies is a commonly occurring infectious immune-mediated inflammatory skin disease. Immune-mediated inflammatory processes are also observed in autoimmune diseases. There have been very few previous studies; however, that have investigated the possible association between scabies and autoimmune diseases. To address this research gap, we conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study that included a total of 4481 scabies patients and 16,559 control subjects matched by gender, age, insured region, urbanization and income...
April 18, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412046/the-epigenetic-mechanism-for-discordance-of-autoimmunity-in-monozygotic-twins
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REVIEW
Zhongyuan Xiang, Yuanqing Yang, Christopher Chang, Qianjin Lu
Monozygotic twins share an identical DNA sequence but are not truly "identical". In fact, when it comes to health and disease, they may often display some level of phenotypic discordance. The cause of this discordance is often unknown. Epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation, histone modification, and microRNAs-mediated regulation regulate gene expression and are sensitive to external stimuli. These modifications may be seen to bridge the gap between genetics and the environment. Over the years, the importance of epigenetics as a primary mechanism for the role that the environment plays in defining phenotype has been increasingly appreciated...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358411/advanced-glycation-end-products-are-increased-in-the-skin-and-blood-of-patients-with-severe-psoriasis
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Anastasia Papagrigoraki, Micol Del Giglio, Chiara Cosma, Martina Maurelli, Giampiero Girolomoni, Annunziata Lapolla
Psoriasis is frequently associated with metabolic comorbidities. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are highly oxidant, biologically active compounds that accumulate in tissues in association with hyperglycaemia, hyperlipidaemia and oxidative stress. This is a cross-sectional case-control study involving 80 patients with mild/severe psoriasis and 80 controls matched for age, sex and body mass index (40 with severe eczema, 40 healthy individuals). Patients and healthy individuals with a smoking habit, diabetes, dyslipidaemia, hypercholesterolaemia, hypertension or who were under systemic treatment were excluded from the study...
March 30, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342757/role-of-enzymatic-free-radical-scavengers-in-management-of-oxidative-stress-in-autoimmune-disorders
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REVIEW
Shikha Srivastava, Deependra Singh, Satish Patel, Manju R Singh
Autoimmune disorders are distinct with over production and accumulation of free radicals due to its undisclosed genesis. The cause of numerous disorders as cancer, arthritis, psoriasis, diabetes, alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson's, respiratory distress syndrome, colitis, crohn's, pulmonary fibrosis, obesity and ageing have been associated with immune dysfunction and oxidative stress. In an oxidative stress, reactive oxygen species generally provoke the series of oxidation at cellular level. The buildup of free radicals in turn triggers various inflammatory cells causing release of various inflammatory interleukins, cytokines, chemokines, and tumor necrosis factors which mediate signal transduction and transcription pathways as nuclear factor- kappa B (NF-κB), signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1α) and nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2)...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329615/necrolytic-migratory-erythema-associated-with-fatty-liver-disease-and-the-psuedoglucagonoma-syndrome
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Collin Fuller, Jaimie Glick, Shelly Rivas, Katy Burris
We report a 48-year-old woman with a past medical history of psoriasis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and type II diabetes mellitus, who presented to the emergency department with a 1 week history of erosive annular plaques with associated atrophy and telangiectasias on her legs bilaterally, thighs and buttock, histopathologically consistent with necrolytic migratory erythema. Although classically associated with a pancreatic glucagonoma, this patient experienced this figurate erythema in the setting of fatty liver disease with no glucagonoma...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320213/rethinking-costs-of-psoriasis-10-of-patients-account-for-nearly-40-of-healthcare-expenditures-among-enrollees-with-psoriasis-in-a-u-s-health-plan
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April W Armstrong, Yang Zhao, Vivian Herrera, Yunfeng Li, Tim Bancroft, Michael Hull, Aylin Altan
OBJECTIVE: To examine characteristics, healthcare utilization and costs among patients with psoriasis who have high medical costs. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients with psoriasis with continuous enrollment from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2013 in a large US health plan. Total paid 2012 healthcare costs excluding biologics (to identify costliest not due to biologic costs) were used to create cohorts representing the top 10% (T10) and bottom 90% (B90) of expenditures...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246653/diabetes-obesity-and-other-medical-diseases-is-surgery-the-answer
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Dieter Pohl, Aaron Bloomenthal
For many physicians, the concept of surgery as the best treatment for a medical disease such as diabetes, cardiovascular problems, hyperlipidemia, sleep apnea, hepatosteatosis, GERD, osteoarthritis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or infertility, still sounds wrong and just a ploy by surgeons to increase their business. Since 2011, however, several non-surgical societies have recommended Weight Loss Surgery - The International Diabetes Federation, The American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and Obesity Society in 2015 for patients with body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 and diabetes, and to decrease cardiovascular risk factors...
March 1, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240341/factors-influencing-cardiometabolic-risk-profile-in-patients-with-psoriasis
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Neus Curcó, Nuria Barriendos, Maria José Barahona, Carmen Arteaga, Mercedes García, Stanislav Yordanov, Olimpia De La Barrera, Carolina Prat, Pere Vives, Nuria Giménez
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis has been associated with metabolic syndrome and with an increased cardiovascular risk especially in patients with severe disease. The goal of this study was to estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and other cardiovascular risk factors and its association with the psoriasis severity, sex and age. METHODS: Consecutive patients with psoriasis were enrolled in a prospective study over a 1-year period. Blood samples were collected. Psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) and body surface area scores and two dermatology quality of life (DQOL) questionnaires were used to evaluate psoriasis severity and the impact of the disease...
February 27, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219489/associations-between-autoimmune-diseases-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a%C3%A2-nationwide-study
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Philip Rising Nielsen, Michael Eriksen Benros, Søren Dalsgaard
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have suggested that autoimmune diseases and immune activation play a part in the pathogenesis of different neurodevelopmental disorders. This study investigated the association between a personal history and a family history of autoimmune disease and the risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHOD: A cohort was formed of all singletons born in Denmark from 1990 to 2007, resulting in a study population of 983,680 individuals followed from 1995 to 2012...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196317/common-skin-conditions-in-children-noninfectious-rashes
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Brian Z Rayala, Dean S Morrell
Cutaneous adverse drug reactions are among the most common noninfectious rashes of childhood. Cutaneous adverse drug reactions are classified as morbilliform, urticarial, bullous, pustular, or psoriasiform. Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common inflammatory cutaneous eruptions, and is characterized by pruritus and flexural distribution. Emollients and topical corticosteroids are first-line therapies. Topical calcineurin inhibitors are second-line, steroid-sparing drugs for certain conditions, such as face and eyelid eczema...
February 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181669/characteristics-and-risk-profile-of-psoriasis-patients-included-in-the-czech-national-registry-biorep-and-a-comparison-with-other-registries
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Martina Kojanova, Jorga Fialova, Petra Cetkovska, Spyridon Gkalpakiotis, Jitka Jircikova, Tomas Dolezal, Petr Arenberger
BACKGROUND: BIOREP is a Czech registry of psoriatic patients on biological treatment in a clinical setting. We describe the characteristics of patients with psoriasis at the time of enrollment and present comparisons with published data from other national registries. METHODS: We analyzed the cohort of patients treated with biologics between May 2005 and May 2015. Demographic data, previous therapies, comorbidities, and severity of psoriasis were compared with data from other registries - DERMBIO, BIOBADADERM, BADBIR, and PSOBEST...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132578/safety-evaluation-of-apremilast-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis
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A Dattola, E Del Duca, R Saraceno, T Gramiccia, L Bianchi
Psoriasis (PSo) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease associated with co-morbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and metabolic syndrome. It is a typothypical Th1/Th17 disease that affects from 2 to 3% of the world population. Numerous are the drugs that can be used in our clinical practice; the choice of these drugs depends on the characteristics of the patient. Areas covered: Apremilast is the first oral small molecules to receive FDA approval for the treatment of adults with active psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis...
March 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109691/erectile-dysfunction-in-male-adults-with-atopic-dermatitis-and-psoriasis
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Alexander Egeberg, Peter R Hansen, Gunnar H Gislason, Lone Skov, Jacob P Thyssen
INTRODUCTION: Patients with psoriasis have increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but data on atopic dermatitis (AD) are less clear-cut. However, it is well-established that erectile dysfunction (ED) can serve as a risk marker for coronary disease. AIM: To investigate the incidence, prevalence, and risk of ED in men with psoriasis and AD. METHODS: The sample included all Danish men at least 30 years old. In patients with AD and psoriasis, we determined disease severity based on use of systemic therapy...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099469/the-prevalence-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-related-metabolic-comorbidities-was-associated-with-age-at-onset-of-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Xin Xu, Lina Su, Yunlu Gao, Yangfeng Ding
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been found to be highly prevalent in psoriatic patients. Adult onset psoriasis could be divided into either early or late onset psoriasis. The associations between NAFLD and related metabolic comorbidities and age at onset of psoriasis have not yet been investigated. Our study was to evaluate the associations between prevalence of NAFLD and related metabolic conditions and early, late, and childhood onset psoriasis. A cross-sectional observational study was conducted on patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068891/immunological-variation-due-to-genetics-of-inflammatory-snps-and-age-and-impact-on-disease-manifestation
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Gary R Burleson
The immune system is a critical component in defense against viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal diseases. Immunological mechanisms, including immunological mediators, innate immunity, cell-mediated immunity, and humoral-mediated immunity, serve to maintain homeostasis and protect the host from disease. Immunological variation can impact defense mechanisms, however. Two factors in particular that can influence immune function are the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and aging. SNPs affecting inflammatory cytokines are an important modifier involved in a number of diseases such as asthma, periodontal disease, atherosclerosis, diabetic retinopathy, psoriasis, and osteoporosis...
January 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052180/advances-in-psoriasis
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Jaclyn Smith, Abigail Cline, Steven R Feldman
Psoriasis treatments range from topical treatments and phototherapy to oral systemic medications and injections. Despite good control of the disease when applying appropriate treatments (according to disease severity, insurance parameters, patient preference, and patients' ability to adhere), continued advancements will allow even better symptomatic control, reduced adverse effects, and patient satisfaction. This review aims to assess traditional and new psoriasis treatments and how to apply them in clinical practice...
January 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035221/is-there-any-increased-risk-of-hypertension-diabetes-and-cardiac-diseases-in-psoriatic-patients-with-tnf-%C3%AE-g238a-and-g308a-polymorphism
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Selda Işik, Meliha Merve Hız, Sevilay Kılıç, Zerrin Öğretmen, Fatma Silan
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis is regarded as a complex autoimmune disease with strong genetic background. Psoriatic patients suffer from many comorbidities including hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) may be a key player that triggers psoriasis and diabetes, hypertension and cardiac disease at the same time. AIM: To evaluate genetic variations in the TNF-α region and its association with psoriasis and related comorbidities...
December 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032340/the-burden-of-common-skin-diseases-assessed-with-the-eq5d-a-european-multi-centre-study-in-13-countries
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F Balieva, J Kupfer, L Lien, U Gieler, A Y Finlay, L Tomas-Aragonés, F Poot, L Misery, F Sampogna, H van Middendorp, J A Halvorsen, J C Szepietowski, A Lvov, S E Marrón, M S Salek, F J Dalgard
BACKGROUND: Generic instruments measuring health related quality of life (HRQoL), like EQ5D, enable comparison of skin diseases with healthy populations and non-dermatological medical conditions, as well as calculation of utility data. OBJECTIVES: The aims were to measure HRQoL in patients with common skin diseases and healthy controls across Europe using the EQ5D. METHODS: This multi-center observational cross-sectional study was conducted in 13 European countries...
December 29, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998029/incidence-and-prevalence-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriasis-or-psoriatic-arthritis
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Helga Radner, Tamara Lesperance, Neil A Accortt, Daniel H Solomon
OBJECTIVE: To estimate prevalence and incidence of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and obesity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis (PsO), or psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: Patients with RA, PsO, or PsA were identified based on medical and pharmacy claims from the MarketScan claims databases from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2014. Primary outcomes included age- and sex-standardized prevalence of CV risk factors during the 12 months preceding diagnosis date and incidence rates per 1,000 patient-years with 95% confidence intervals (CI) during follow-up...
December 20, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
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