Association Between Cigarette Smoking and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - an Updated Multivariate Bayesian Metaanalysis.

CONCLUSION: Current-smoking status is associated with the risk of SLE. Gender and the age of SLE patients had no significant impact on the risk of SLE over time. PMID: 31787611 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

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Authors: Prevete I, Espinosa G, Bellisai F, Bortoluzzi A, Conti F, Fredi M, Fonseca-Aizpuru EM, García de Viedma V, González-García A, González-León R, Iaccarino L, Iannone F, Marín-Ballvé A, Mitjavila F, Pallarés L, Piga M, Ríos-Garcés R, Suárez S, Tani C, Zanetti A, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Sebastiani GD, Gruppo di Studio SIR sul Lupus Eritematoso Sistemico di recente insorgenza-Early Lupus and Registro Español de pacientes con Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico (RELES), Autoimmune Diseases Study Group (GEAS) Abstract OBJECTIVES: To comp...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Anti-microbial antibodies have been found useful for diagnosis of Crohn ’s disease (CD) and Sjogren’s syndrome (Sjo). These antibodies are also elevated in other autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and multiple sclerosis (MS). The prevalence of these antibodies in the normal healthy population is unknown. We set t o survey the normal population for these anti-microbial antibodies in comparison with Crohn’s disease and others. Totally 288 blood samples from the donor units of the leukocyte-reduced red blood cells from the American Red Cross were examined...
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Diagnostics in IBD Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical RheumatologyAuthor(s): Ben Mulhearn, Sarah L. Tansley, Neil J. McHughAbstractAutoimmune connective tissue diseases are heterogeneous rheumatic diseases with the potential to affect multiple body systems. Autoantibodies are a characteristic feature of these diseases and are typically highly disease specific. In addition to aiding diagnosis, many autoantibodies have established associations with clinically important disease complications including internal organ involvement. In this chapter, we review the autoantibodies relevant t...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Understanding the functions of disease-associated noncoding variants is essential for understanding the molecular mechanisms driving diseases with a genetic cause and for identifying therapeutic targets. Combined computational and experimental analyses have demonstrated that IRF5 is hyperactivated by a pathogenic allele of TNPO3 through long-distance chromatin looping. This finding identifies a molecular mechanism contributing to the polygenic autoimmune diseases of systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Yue Lang, Weiguanliu Zhang, Xiujuan Wu, Fang Deng, Li CuiAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2020 23(1):110-112 Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a cerebrovascular disease that is caused by a number of factors, including hypercoagulability and vessel wall damage. Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocyte infiltration of the exocrine glands. CVST could be caused by autoimmune diseases. According to previous reports, the most frequently reported autoimmune diseases which could cause CVST are systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome....
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionOur results showed that methionine activated signaling by controlling immunological metabolism in B cells and played an important role in the differentiation of B cells into plasmablasts through epigenome modification of BACH2 by the methyltransferase EZH2.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: FULL LENGTH Source Type: research
There is increasing recognition of the role the microbiome plays in states of health and disease. Microbiome studies in systemic autoimmune diseases demonstrate unique microbial patterns in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus to a lesser extent, whereas there is no single bug or pattern that characterizes Multiple Sclerosis. Autoimmune diseases tend to share a predisposition for vitamin D deficiency, which alters the microbiome and integrity of the gut epithelial barrier. In this review, we summarize the influence of intestinal bacteria on the immune system, explore the microb...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first reported case of what can be considered a new pathological glomerular entity in a Latin American Caucasian patient, whose clinical course and therapy are still unknown. PMID: 31952852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nefrologia : publicacion oficial de la Sociedad Espanola Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Nefrologia Source Type: research
Abstract Methotrexate (MTX)-associated classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL) is unlikely to regress following discontinuation of MTX, and its treatment usually requires chemotherapy. Standard chemotherapy for CHL is the ABVD regimen, which contains pneumotoxic bleomycin. This can be problematic in MTX-CHL patients suffering from an autoimmune disease (AID), such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), as they frequently have pulmonary complications. However, brentuximab vedotin (BV)-containing chemotherapy without bleomycin (A + AVD regimen) was recently reported to show favorable efficacy for CHL, and could therefore ...
Source: International Journal of Hematology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Int J Hematol Source Type: research
This study was designed to evaluate whether helminthic infections suppress the natural development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in NZBWF1 mice. Infection of NZBWF1 SLE-prone mice with two nematodes failed to establish long-lasting settlement. However, the Hymenolepis microstoma (Hm) rodent tapeworm successfully established long-term parasitization of NZBWF1 mice and was used to evaluate the suppressive effects of helminth infection. Ten-month-old NZBWF1 mice developed symptoms including autoantibody generation, proteinuria, glomerular histopathology, and splenomegaly, but mice infected with Hm at 2 months of age...
Source: Parasitology International - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
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