MON-PO498: Phase Angle as a Marker of Microvascular Damage in Systemic Sclerosis

Source: Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Nutritional assessment II Source Type: research

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In this report, we present a patient with Raynaud’s phenomenon refractory to standard therapies whose symptoms resolved after treatment with BTX-A. Follow-up with the patient after one and five years showed no relapse or recurrence of symptoms. J Drugs Dermatol. 2019;18(9):943-945. PMID: 31524993 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Improving access to European support groups, providing education about support groups and group leader training may encourage participation. IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION Rehabilitation professionals might help develop local support groups for people with systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) to address the lack of access to these groups for many patients. The need for transportation and limited local accessibility may also be addressed by implementing online systemic sclerosis support groups. Professionals in the field of rehabilitation may work with people with systemic sclerosis and patient organizations to pr...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
The assembly of collagen VI microfibrils is a multistep process in which proteolytic processing within the C-terminal globular region of the collagen VI α3 chain plays a major role. However, the mechanisms involved remain elusive. Moreover, C5, the short and most C-terminal domain of the α3 chain, recently has been proposed to be released as an adipokine that enhances tumor progression, fibrosis, inflammation, and insulin resistance and has been named “endotrophin.” Serum endotrophin could be a useful biomarker to monitor the progression of such disorders as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sy...
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Glycobiology and Extracellular Matrices Source Type: research
The IL-1 family consists of 11 cytokines, 7 ligands with agonist activity (IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-18, IL-33, IL-36α, IL-36β, IL-36γ) and four members with antagonistic activities [IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra), IL-36Ra, IL-37, IL-38]. Recent articles have described that most members of IL-1 family cytokines are involved in the process of innate and adaptive immunity as well as fibrosis in systemic sclerosis (SSc). IL-1 family gene polymorphisms, abnormal expression of IL-1 and its potential role in the fibrosis process have been explored in SSc. IL-33 and IL-18 have also been discussed in the rece...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) is a well-proven treatment used predominantly for blood malignancies, but also for solid tumors and inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic sclerosis [1 –3]. While the removal of malignant cells is assumed to be key in the treatment of lymphomas and myelomas, less is known about the mechanisms behind the improvements of patients with inflammatory diseases. In order to minimize the mortality and morbidity related to the conditioning regimens [4–6 ], non-myeloablative conditioning regimens are now preferred for MS [7].
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Rimar D, Rimar O, Rosner I, Rozenbaum M, Kaly L, Boulman N, Slobodin G PMID: 31507130 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Authors: Di Benedetto P, Ruscitti P, Liakouli V, Cipriani P, Giacomelli R Abstract BACKGROUND: Microvascular damage, clinically expressed by Raynaud's phenomenon, is generally the first symptom of the disease and the injured vascular cells, both endothelial and perivascular, may transdifferentiate to myofibroblasts, thus leading to collagen deposition in the tissue and consequent fibrosis. Systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma) is complex disease characterized by autoimmunity, vasculopathy, and fibrosis. It has been shown that microvascular damage may be the first symptom of SSc. Injured endothelial cells and pericy...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): Tyler Henry, Fabian A. Mendoza, Sergio A. JimenezABSTRACTSystemic Sclerosis (SSc) pathogenesis involves multiple immunological, vascular and fibroproliferative abnormalities that contribute to a severe and complex clinical picture. Vasculopathy and fibroproliferative alterations are two hallmark pathological processes in SSc that are responsible for the most severe clinical manifestations of the disease and determine its clinical outcome and mortality. However, the pathogenesis of SSc vasculopathy and of the uncontrolled SSc fibrotic...
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionFor the first time, a clinical expert based fast track decision algorithm has been developed to differentiate a “non-scleroderma” from a “scleroderma pattern” on capillaroscopic images, demonstrating excellent reliability when applied by capillaroscopists with varying levels of expertise versus the principal expert and corroborated with external validation.
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractWe sought to determine the prevalence of additional connective tissue diseases (CTDs) in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM), and to study the muscle biopsy patterns in various clinico-serologic subsets of myositis. We undertook a retrospective cohort study of 648 patients with a histological diagnosis of IIM. The following was determined from the South Australian Myositis Database: presence of associated CTDs, histological details and presence of myositis-specific (MSA) or myositis-associated (MAA) antibodies. Among patients with IIM, a significantly greater proportion had systemic sclerosis 32/...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
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