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Recent research found 41% of pediatric patients with SLE are affected by at least mild disability, with higher pain scores correlating with increased disability. Mary Beth Son, MD, says determining how these children feel and what affects them daily is vital to “identifying targets we can hit as clinicians to improve their quality of life.”
Nirmala Jonnavithula, Sai Lakshman Pasupuleti, Venumadhav Thumma, Gopinath RamachandranJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2018 34(2):263-264
Conclusion: The presence of headache, mood disorders, psychosis, depression, and other neuropsychological manifestations in a patient with JSLE should prompt investigations into diagnosis of the primary nervous system involvement in order to reduce mortality and morbidity. PMID: 30002929 [PubMed]
Authors: Cao T, Zhang X, Chen D, Zhang P, Li Q, Muhammad A Abstract CONTEXT: CD4 + CD25+ regulatory T (Treg) lymphocytes are critical for immune homeostasis. Foxp3 (Forkhead Box protein P3) is always considered as a marker of function and identities determination of Treg cells because of special occurring in Treg cell. People who lack Treg cells or have a low expression of Foxp3 gene will suffer fatal autoimmunity. Scientists are trying to use Treg cells as a treatment for autoimmune disease, such as systemic lupus erythematosus. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to induce Foxp3 + CD4+ T ...
Authors: Xiao H, Wei N, Su M, Xiong Z Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the value of serum miRNA for evaluating renal tissue activity in patients with class IV lupus nephritis (LN). METHODS: First, we used a microRNA array to identify miRNAs differentially expressed between class IV LN patients and healthy volunteers (n=4/group). Then, we analysed the association between these identified miRNAs and renal tissue activity in class IV LN patients. Finally, to validate the results, 20 class IV LN patients (confirmed by renal biopsy) and 20 healthy control volunteers were further studied. ...
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that exposure to specific pathogenic periodontal bacteria influences disease activity in SLE patients. These findings provide a rationale for assessing and improving periodontal health in SLE patients, as an adjunct to lupus therapies. PMID: 29998833 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that a combined MMF and TAC treatment, with a favourable adverse-event profile, may be a beneficial option for LN patients with inadequate response to either MMF or TAC treatments. PMID: 29998829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The prevalence and relevance of traditional cardiovascular risk factors in primary Sjögren's syndrome. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2018 May 30; Authors: Bartoloni E, Alunno A, Valentini V, Valentini E, La Paglia GMC, Leone MC, Cafaro G, Marcucci E, Bonifacio AF, Luccioli F, Gerli R Abstract Accelerated atherosclerosis is a distinct feature of some inflammatory and autoimmune disorders and several specific autoimmune mechanisms and persistent inflammation have been identified to exert a pivotal role in precocious atherosclerotic damage in these disorders. Although increased atherosclerotic risk has been we...
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In conclusion, new-onset angioedema in adolescent girls should be investigated to evaluate autoimmunity and the possibility of systemic lupus erythematosus. The related literature on acquired angioedema associated with systemic lupus erythematosus is also reviewed.