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Miyawaki Shoji - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and serological heterogeneity in patients with anticentromere antibodies (ACA). METHODS: One hundred twenty patients with ACA were analyzed retrospectively. ACA were detected initially on the basis of indirect immunofluorescence on HEp-2 cells, and then antibodies to CENP-B were measured by ELISA. Antibodies to other nuclear ...
Sarkar Kakali - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To assess possible seasonal patterns in the onset of polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM). METHODS: The study group comprised 503 patients who met the criteria for probable or definite PM or DM and for whom detailed data on the time of myositis onset were available. Statistical analyses were performed ...
Alnaqdy Adel - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine the levels of anti-thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor antibody (TRAb) and thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO) in Omani patients with Graves' disease (GD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: ELISA was used to measure the levels of TRAb and TPO in sera of 111 patients with GD, 40 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus ...
Szodoray Peter - - 2006
The aim of the study was to describe the clinical and laboratory aspects of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) associated with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). The retrospective study compares the clinical and laboratory aspects of patients with pSS associated with PMR on a relatively large cohort of patients (n=16) and pSS patients ...
Li S L - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: We have analysed the association between different parameters of renal tubular acidosis (RTA) with clinical and laboratory parameters in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Review of hospital database records between 1978 and 2003 revealed six SLE patients with RTA. Correlations and comparisons were done by Spearman rank ...
Meli Madeleine - - 2006
The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term follow-up of patients with Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) and pathological nailfold capillaroscopy (NC) in order to analyse the predictive value of specific features of capillaroscopy for the development of a connective tissue disease (CTD). From 1992 to 2002, NC alone or ...
Grevink M E - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Accumulation of apoptotic cells is considered relevant in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Complement factors facilitate the clearance of apoptotic cells and, when decreased, might result in an increased amount of apoptotic cells found in SLE patients. OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of complement profiles from inactive ...
Somers Emily C - - 2005
Endothelial function, measured noninvasively by brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), has been shown to be impaired in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We hypothesized that depressed FMD in SLE patients is associated with increased levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), an inhibitor of fibrinolysis and regulator of vasoactivity. In ...
Chuang Chih-Hsien - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Kikuchi's disease (KD) is characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy with or without fever. It has been recognized worldwide but seldom reported in pediatric patients. METHODS: From January 1985 through December 2001, 64 patients younger than 18 years of age with pathologic proof of KD were enrolled in this study. The ...
Piboonniyom Siribang-On - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is no universal system for scoring the severity of lichenoid lesions of the oral cavity that is easy to use, reproducible and that is representative of the different clinical forms of the disease. OBJECTIVES: In this study, a scoring system was developed to monitor the severity of ...
Pisoni Cecilia N - - 2005
To assess the indications, efficacy, and tolerability of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) resistant to other immunosuppressive therapy. Records of 93 patients with SLE were retrospectively reviewed. Seven patients were excluded. The remaining 86 patients received other immunosuppressive drugs before MMF. Efficacy was measured by ...
da Rocha Maria Cristina Baquero Teixeira - - 2005
Arterial occlusion with subsequent amputation of extremities is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It may be caused by local arteritis and/or thrombosis. We describe the clinical and laboratory manifestations and treatment administered to six SLE patients who developed peripheral arterial necrosis necessitating amputation of extremities secondary to ...
Statkute Laisvyde - - 2005
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common disease associated with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). We, therefore, evaluated 46 patients with refractory SLE treated by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for a history of APS prior to transplantation. The prevalence of SLE-related APS in our patient population was 61% (28 ...
Rabbani Malik Anas - - 2005
This study was conducted to delineate the clinical pattern of a cohort of Pakistani male patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Clinical and laboratory data were collected of 24 male patients who were diagnosed with SLE and admitted to a tertiary care hospital between 1986 and 2001. Imaging and invasive ...
Versaci Antonino - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Ischemic colitis is an uncommon complication in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus but may be precipitated by colonoscopy. CASE REPORT: A 43-year-old female with systemic lupus erythematosus under treatment with immunosuppressive drugs and prednisone was submitted to colonoscopy because of a change in bowel habit. Apart from the presence ...
Szalai A J - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To determine if a polymorphic GTn repeat in the intron of the C-reactive protein (CRP) gene associates with occurrence of vascular arterial events in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: We performed a nested case-control study on the LUMINA cohort of 546 Hispanic, African-American and Caucasian SLE patients. Twenty-five patients ...
Jiménez Sònia - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of preclinical vascular disease and associated risk factors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or primary antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). METHODS: We consecutively studied 70 SLE patients and 25 primary APS patients without clinical coronary artery disease. The control group included 40 healthy women. Carotid ...
Shimojima Yasuhiro - - 2005
Neuropsychiatric symptoms are often seen in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). To investigate the relationship between involvement of the nervous system and clinical factors, including autoantibodies and the activity of SLE, we retrospectively reviewed 25 patients with neuropsychiatric SLE (NPSLE, mean age: 35.2+/-12.2 years). As controls 37 SLE patients ...
Assous N - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and clinical significance of antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Autoantibodies against cardiolipin (aCL) and beta2-glycoprotein 1 (beta2-GPI) were detected by enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assays (ELISAs) in successively hospitalised SSc patients admitted during a 24-month period. These patients were compared to patients with ...
Lévy Vincent - - 2005
New treatments for patients with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM) have necessited the development of prognostic indices. Using a sample of 92 patients with refractory or relapsing WM treated in a randomized trial, we show that Morel's prognostic scoring system for patients at diagnosis is also effective in patients with advanced disease.
Sève Pascal - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To describe 2 cases of parvovirus B19 (B19) infection mimicking systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to identify all cases of SLE imitated by and/or associated with B19 in the medical literature. METHODS: A computer-assisted (PubMed) search of the medical literature from 1975 to 2003 was performed using the following ...
Krause Ilan - - 2005
Thrombocytopenia is frequently found in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), yet data concerning clinical associations of thrombocytopenia in patients with APS are still scarce. We evaluated possible associations between thrombocytopenia and various APS-related manifestations in a large group of APS patients. Three hundred and seven APS patients were retrospectively ...
Nzeusseu Toukap A - - 2005
Glucocorticoid (GC)-induced osteoporosis contributes to chronic damage in patients suffering from connective tissue diseases (CTD) such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In this study, performed in an highly selected cohort of premenopausal female CTD (mostly lupus) patients, given high-dose GC therapy for severe disease, we show that lumbar spine bone ...
Sallai Krisztina - - 2005
Nucleosomes are the dominant autoantigens in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and immune complexes involving nucleosomes are the major cause of tissue damage. The activity of DNase I, the enzyme responsible for nucleosome degradation, has been found to be decreased in patients with SLE. However, it is not known ...
Borba V Z C - - 2005
In this paper we searched for vertebral deformities in a group of 70 premenopausal systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients (31.8 +/- 8.1 years old) and compared them to a matched control group of 22 healthy women (32.0 +/- 8.9 years old). Patients and controls performed spine X-ray (XR) morphometry and ...
De Bandt Michel - - 2005
The development of drug-induced lupus remains a matter of concern in patients treated with anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) alpha. The incidence of such adverse effects is unknown. We undertook a retrospective national study to analyse such patients. Between June and October 2003, 866 rheumatology and internal medicine practitioners from all ...
Fuller Maria - - 2005
Mucopolysaccharidosis I is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal hydrolase alpha-l-iduronidase, which is required for the degradation of heparan sulphate and dermatan sulphate. Given the wide spectrum of disease severity in mucopolysaccharidosis I patients, one of the challenges for managing the disorder is to accurately ...
Singh J A - - 2005
The purpose of this prospective, pilot study was to determine whether differences in myocardial T2 relaxivity can be identified among active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with clinically suspected SLE myocarditis, other active SLE patients, inactive SLE patients and age and gender matched controls. Eleven consecutive female patients (six with ...
Fliedner T M - - 2005
The purpose of this contribution is to analyse the extent and severity of radiation-induced multi-organ involvement (MOI) and multi-organ failure (MOF) following whole body exposure to ionising radiation in 110 patients who were involved in different radiation accidents that occurred between 1945 and 2000. The clinical case histories were documented ...
Tokano Yoshiaki - - 2005
The relationship between clinical manifestations and prognosis was examined and evaluated among systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. A total of 542 patients with SLE were selected and divided into nine groups according to their main clinical manifestation at the time of initial diagnosis. The relationship between these clinical manifestations and ...
Juri Jelena - - 2005
The purpose of this paper is to present Wegener granulomatosis manifesting in its periocular form. Review with new developments in understanding of the etiopathogenesis, clinical and laboratory findings as well as therapy modalities are shown through a series of patients gathered in collaboration with colleagues from UMC Utrecht, Netherlands. In ...
Domysławska I - - 2005
PURPOSE: To determinate glycosylation of selected acute-phase glycoproteins (AGP, ACT, CP) and serum concentration of this proteins in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was carried out on 35 patients with active SLE and 15 healthy volunteers. The immunological measurements were performed at first day of ...
Tso T K - - 2005
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with premature atherosclerosis. Increasing arterial stiffness is closely associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases, and pulse wave velocity (PWV) is considered to be an indicator of arterial stiffness. The objective of this study was to identify the relationship between brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) and ...
Jara L J - - 2005
The objective of the study was to determine the clinical differences at diagnosis and during follow-up between male and female patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS). We analysed 68 patients, 30 males and 38 females diagnosed and followed between 1990 and 2003. Patients with antiphospholipid syndrome associated with systemic lupus ...
Turner Elizabeth - - 2005
Endothelial dysfunction is frequently present in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and may increase their risk of premature coronary artery disease. In this pilot study we have characterized the relationship between endothelial function, measures of disease activity, and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with lupus. Clinical characteristics and cardiovascular risk ...
Marks Stephen D - - 2005
Renal tubular and glomerular function was studied in patients under 18 years of age with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in relation to disease activity in two groups: patients with clinical or laboratory evidence of lupus nephritis and those without (lupus non-nephritis). We reviewed 11 patients with lupus non-nephritis and ...
Bennetto Luke - - 2004
The standard therapy for episodes of severe acute inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system is high dose intravenous corticosteroids. A small proportion of patients fail to improve with this regime and their prognosis can become grave. A recent sham controlled double blind crossover trial in this group of ...
Gottenberg J-E - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To assess the tolerance and efficacy of rituximab in patients with various autoimmune diseases seen in daily rheumatological practice. METHODS: 866 rheumatology and internal medicine practitioners were contacted by e-mail to obtain the files of patients treated with rituximab for systemic autoimmune diseases. Patients with lymphoma were analysed if ...
Hasegawa M - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and clinical association of antiphosphatidylserine-prothrombin complex (PS/PT) antibody (Ab) in systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Anti-PS/PT IgG Ab was examined by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 112 patients with SSc. Thirty three healthy volunteers and 30 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were also investigated ...
Hasan T - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To study the role of different seasons in the disease activity of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Additionally, to evaluate whether the outdoor behaviour during the summer or a photoprovocation test affects disease activity. METHODS: 33 patients with SLE were examined by a rheumatologist and a dermatologist at ...
Tam Lai-Shan - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of abnormal Pap smears in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with that in a large group of healthy controls, and to determine whether SLE itself is an independent risk factor. The association of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the use of immunosuppressive agents with ...
Capper E R - - 2004
Several cytokines have been implicated individually in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and some, including interleukin (IL)-10, IL-12 and IL-1ra are raised during flares of disease activity. Few studies have been directed at examining the interactions between these cytokines and how their combined profile relates to disease activity. ...
Amoura Zahir - - 2004
Arterial thrombotic events, thrombocytopenia, and hemolytic anemia with schistocytes may be encountered in the setting of both thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and primary antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). We report 2 cases of TTP occurring in patients with definite primary APS. We also describe the results of tests for ADAMTS-13 activity in ...
Gómez-Puerta J A - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the clinical and radiological characteristics of patients with dementia associated with the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). METHODS: Twenty-five patients were identified by a computer-assisted (MEDLINE, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD) search of the literature to locate all cases of dementia associated with APS published in English, Spanish ...
Rinaldi S - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To examine health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Italian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and compare it with that of healthy people, and to investigate relationships among different dimensions and subscales of a generic health status measure. METHODS: The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36) was applied in ...
Ostendorf B - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Joint involvement occurs in most patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and severe lupus arthritis is often refractory to conventional treatments. Anakinra is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, but its therapeutic potential has not been proved in patients with SLE. OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety/tolerability and efficacy ...
Obermoser Gerlinde - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Anticardiolipin (aCl) and anti-beta2-glycoprotein I (anti-beta2-gpI) antibodies are autoantibodies associated with the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), which is characterized by both arterial and venous thrombosis and miscarriages. The scope of this study was to explore the clinical characteristics of patients with aCl and anti-beta2-gpI antibodies. METHODS: ACl were tested in ...
Rahal James J - - 2004
The safety and potential efficacy of interferon (IFN)-alpha2b were determined for 15 patients during an outbreak of meningoencephalitis due to St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus. Clinical and laboratory results were compared with those of 17 untreated patients who were admitted to the same hospital during this nonrandomized preliminary trial. Quadriplegia, ...
El-Magadmi Masoud - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients have a significantly increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) that is not fully explained by classic risk factors. Endothelial dysfunction is an early stage in the process of atherogenesis. Our aim was to determine whether endothelial dysfunction occurs in SLE and whether it ...
Rosborough Terry K - - 2004
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the international normalized ratios (INRs) of patients positive for lupus anticoagulant and the INRs of control patients receiving warfarin therapy with equivalent therapeutic chromogenic factor X levels. DESIGN: Prospective case series. SETTING: A 625-bed, adult, private, tertiary care teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Sixty-eight outpatients positive for lupus ...
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