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IL-8 but not other biomarkers of endothelial damage is associated with disease activity in patients with ankylosing spondylitis without treatment with anti-TNF agents.
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PMID:  23297014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The objective of the study was to investigate the association between IL-8 and other biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction (MCP-1, V-CAM, I-CAM) and the disease activity scores in a sample of 54 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) without use of biological agents. Fifty-four AS patients without treatment with anti-TNFs agents between 18 and 80 years old, who met modified New York criteria and at the same time the axial ASAS criteria, were evaluated using an epidemiological questionnaire that included among others clinical data, BASDAI, BASFI, ASQoL, ASDAS and plasma levels of CRP, ESR, MCP-1, IL-8, ICAM-1 and VCAM-1. IL-8 varied in proportion to disease activity rates (BASDAI and ASDAS) p < 0.05, being strongly correlated with the disease activity. The levels of adhesion molecules I-CAM and VCAM, as described in other studies, were positively correlated with predisposing factors for cardiovascular disease. IL-8 has shown to be strongly correlated with clinical markers of disease activity and inflammatory activity and may be an additional variable to the overall assessment of the activity of the AS.
Valderilio Feijó Azevedo; J R Faria-Neto; Andrea Stinghen; Pedro G Lorencetti; Wagner P Miller; Beatriz P Gonçalves; Carla C Szyhta; Roberto Pecoits-Filho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheumatol. Int.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil,
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