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Smoking Tied to Worse Lupus, Arthritis (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Worse patterns of disease for both rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus were seen among patients who were smokers, and the risks actually increased after quitting for those with lupus, Swedish researchers reported.
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

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This study aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis on the association between vitamin D levels and AA.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Research letter Source Type: research
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
We report the case of a 53‐year‐old female with an erythematous, papular eruption occurring in association with Hodgkin lymphoma. Histopathological evaluation of the rash confirmed PNGD. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of PNGD occurring in association with Hodgkin lymphoma. Although extremely rare, underlying malignancy should be considered in patients with PNGD, particularly in individuals with constitutional symptoms and the absence of an obvious inflammatory etiology.
Source: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
In this study, we compared the characteristics and bone histomorphometric findings between subtrochanteric and diaphyseal sites in patients with BP-associated AFFs. Nine women with BP-associated AFFs were recruited, including 3 with systemic lupus erythematosus, 2 with rheumatoid arthritis, 2 with primary osteoporosis, 1 with polymyalgia rheumatica, and 1 with sarcoidosis. Patients were divided into the subtrochanteric group (n = 5; average age, 52 years; BP treatment, 5.9 years) and the diaphyseal group (n = 4; average age, 77 years; BP treatment, 2.6 years). Compared with the diaphyseal group, the subtrochanteric group h...
Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Tohoku J Exp Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Silica can be associated with autoimmune diseases and this case brings the association with an autoimmune renal disease (vasculitis) in silicotic patients.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Occupational and Environmental Health Source Type: research
Conclusions: Tobacco smoking and maternal smoking are strong and independent risk factors for IPF.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease Source Type: research
Conclusions: Patients with DAH due to immune causes were significantly younger, had more severe presentation of the disease and worst outcome.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Antibodies to CitJED and HomoCitJED frequently occurred in RA, but were not found in SLE or PsA, suggesting that these antibodies are specific to RA. Cross-reactivity between anti-HomoCitJED and anti-CitJED antibodies suggests that ACPA and AHCPA are derived from the same B cell population and both may contribute to the pathogenesis of RA. PMID: 29196382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Carb loading is viewed as an essential practice by people who engage in vigorous exercise. But it is a practice that can lead, over time, to disastrous health consequences, including heart disease, dysbiosis, and fatty liver. And it is also entirely unnecessary, a dietary mistake created by a misinterpretation of scientific studies conducted 70 -80 years ago. About Undoctored: We are entering a new age in which the individual has astounding power over health–but don’t count on the doctor or healthcare system to tell you this. We draw from the health information of the world, collaborate, share experiences, coll...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation low-carb Source Type: blogs
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Source: Arthritis and Rheumatism - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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