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  1. Prospective long-term follow-up of patients localised Wegener's granulomatosis (locWG): does it occur as persistent disease stage? There is evidence that locWG is a long-term disease stage or phenotype (5% of all patients with WG), 46% of whom are ANCA-positive. LocWG is characterised by destructive and/or space-consuming lesions associated with high relapse rates (46%) and local damage. J U Holle. Ann rheumatologist Dis.May 2010. (Also see: Wegener's Granulmatosis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  2. Cell-mediated immune responses to influenza vaccination in Wegener's granulomatosis. Cell-mediated responses to influenza vaccination in patients with WG are comparable to those in healthy controls. Albert Holvast. Ann rheumatologist Dis 2010;69:924-927. (Also see: Wegener's Granulmatosis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  3. Women’s experience of SLE-related fatigue: a focus group interview study. SLE-related fatigue was portrayed as an overwhelming phenomenon with an unpredictable character, resulting in the feeling that fatigue dominates and controls most situations in life. S. Pettersson. Rheumatology Advance Access. June 23 2010. (Also see: Lupus Symptoms) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  4. Treatment of patients with destructive arthritis with certolizumab pegol. Certolizumab pegol is a new anti-TNF-alpha inhibitor which has been approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis since October 2009. In two individual case reports a remission of therapy refractive arthritis was achieved by administration of certolizumab pegol. (SpringerLink) T. Schmeiser. Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie. June 9 2010. (Also see: Treatments for RAand TNF Inhibitors) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  5. Pulse cyclophosphamide treatment for severe refractory cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Significant clinical improvement of the subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus lesions was achieved in all patients, with four patients in complete remission and two in partial remission. (SageJournals) A. Raptopoulou. Lupus. May 1 2010. (Also see: Treatments for Lupus) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  6. Secondary Sjögren's Syndrome (SS) in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Defines a Distinct Disease Subset. The subset of patients with SLE and SS has a distinct clinical and laboratory phenotype, with a higher frequency of older white women with photosensitivity, oral ulcers, Raynaud’s phenomenon, anti-Ro antibodies, and anti-La antibodies and a lower frequency of renal disease, anti-dsDNA antibodies, and anti-RNP antibodies. A. Baer. JRheum. April 1 2010. (Also see: Lupus and Overlapping Diseases and Sjögren's) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  7. Pulmonary sarcoidosis in a patient with psoriatic arthritis during infliximab therapy. We report the case of a psoriasis patient who developed pulmonary sarcoidosis during a cycle of therapy with infliximab. S. Izzi. Dermatology Online Journal. May 2010. (Also see: Causes of Sarcoidosis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  8. Management of Rheumatic Diseases During Pregnancy. Recent data suggest that increased disease activity in women with most autoimmune diseases during pregnancy may lead to increased risk of premature delivery, low-birth-weight infants, and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. A.B. Elliott, M.D. Postgraduate Medicine: Volume 122: No.3. (Also see: Scleroderma and Pregnancy) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  9. Possible Detrimental Effects of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). CBT is not only a helpful, but also a safe treatment for CFS. (Karger) M.J. Heins. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Vol. 79, No. 4, 2010. (Also see:CFS) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  10. Male-only Systemic Lupus (SLE). Because women in the all-male families had positive antinuclear antibodies, and men are more likely to have children with SLE, these data suggest genetic susceptibility factors that act only in men. R. Aggarwal. Journal of Rheumatology. May 15, 2010. (Also see: Lupus and Genetics) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  11. Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) -associated infectious mononucleosis (IM) and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). EBV-associated IM does not seem to be a risk factor for SLE. C.J. Ulff-Moller. Rheumatology Advance Access. May 20 2010. (Also see: Lupus and Overlapping Diseases) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  12. Central nervous system (CNS) involvement in Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS): unusual, but not unremarkable—clinical, serological characteristics and outcomes in a large cohort of Italian patients. CNS involvement represents a rare but not negligible complication of pSS. A. Massara. Rheumatology Advance Access. May 5 2010. (Also see: Symptoms of Sjogren's) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  13. Clinical manifestations of neurological involvement in primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS). Our observations suggest that a number of mechanisms can be attributed to neurological involvements in pSS rather than just the mechanisms previously described (i.e., vasculitis and ganglioneuronitis). Presumably, specific autoantibodies may directly induce injury of the nervous system. (SpringerLink) T. Gono. Clinical Rheumatology. April 15 2010. (Also see: Symptoms of Sjogren's) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  14. Impact of lupus (SLE) on school attendance and performance. SLE and activities related to caring for the disease clearly impose a burden on children’s school attendance and performance. School-related activities can have a significant impact on HRQOL in children and adolescents with SLE. Moorthy LN. (PubMed) Lupus. 2010;19(5):620-7. (Also see: Pediatric Lupus) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  15. Access to Care and the Incidence of Endstage Renal Disease (ESRD) Due to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Persons with low socioeconomic status have an increased risk of ESRD due to SLE, possibly because of limited access to care. M. Ward. JRheum. April 15 2010. (Also see: Lupus Renal Involvement) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  16. Increased ferritin predicts development and severity of acute interstitial lung disease as a complication of dermatomyositis (DM).Serum ferritin can be useful as a predictor of the occurrence of acute/subacute interstitial pneumonia (A/SIP) and correlates with the prognosis of A/SIP in DM. T. Gono. Rheumatology Advance Access. April 12 2010. (Also see: Symptoms of Dermatomyositis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  17. Oral contraceptives (OC) and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Up to now, the etiologic role of OCs in SLE was a matter of debate, since studies had suggested conflicting results. However, in recent years, data incriminating OCs as a potential trigger of SLE are now accumulating. (FutureMedicine) E. Vinet. International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. April 2010. (Also see: Causes of Lupus) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  18. Thank you Sheryl. However, the real credit needs to go to her attorneys in Massachusetts, Michael Ryan and Barbara Plante, and of course, Hannah and her family.
  19. Insurer ordered to pay for woman's clinical trial. Hannah Coler, 21, suffers from diffuse scleroderma has been accepted into a clinical trial that her insurance company deemed as experimental and had refused coverage. This month, the Hampshire Superior Court granted a preliminary injunction ordering the insurer to pay Coler's costs. The appeal is still pending and the Coler family could still have to pay the costs if it loses, but the injunction makes this less likely. Nick Grabbe. Amherst Bulletin. 04/01/10. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information. This is a story I am personally gratified to report. Not long ago I posted a story concerning Hannah. I had attempted to assist her in obtaining insurance approval for entry into the SCOT clinical trial. Our appeals were denied. Hannah was lucky enough to thereafter secure the services of attorney Michael Ryan, in Massachusetts. He, along with his law partner, were able to secure the preliminary injunction referred to in the article, against her insurance carrier, compelling them to pay for her treatment. Though the order is preliminary in nature, it will allow Hannah to obtain the treatment her physicians have recommended. I am personally thrilled for the Coler family. Hannah is a very brave young woman, and with the support of her family, can now get the treatment her medical team has recommended. As far as I know, this is the first instance of a court ordering an insurance company to pay for a stem cell transplant to combat Scleroderma. Hopefully Hannah's refusal to accept her insurance company's decision will pave the way for more insurer's to approve this treatment.
  20. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) improves dry eye symptoms of patients with primary Sjogren’s syndrome (pSS). The results of this study suggest that HCQ may alleviate symptoms and signs of dry eye in pSS and decreases tear fluid B-cell activating factor (BAFF) levels. Sule Yavuz Rheumatology International. 23 March 2010 (Also see: Treatments for Dry Eyesand Antimalarials) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  21. The role of microchimerism in autoimmune diseases. Autoimmunity has been associated with maternal–fetal microchimerism both in animal models and in human observational studies. Thereby microchimerism may contribute to the pathogenesis of thyroid and other autoimmune disease. K. Badenhoop. Endocrine Abstracts. 2010. (Also see: Causes of Autoimmunity) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  22. Newborn of mothers affected by autoimmune thyroiditis: the importance of thyroid function monitoring in the first months of life. Transient mild elevation of serum TSH above the normal reference value for age is frequently observed in the first month of life in infants born from mother affected by autoimmune thyroiditis. Persistent hyperthyrotropinemia requiring replacement therapy is observed in 2.2% of these neonates. R. Rovelli. Italian Journal of Pediatrics. March 10 2010. (Also see: Postpartum Thyroiditis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  23. Polyglandular autoimmunity in autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) behaves differently from polyglandular autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes. AITD shows clustering of gastric autoimmunity with celiac and adrenal autoimmunity, which is consistent with the proposed entity of the autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2. J. Wiebolt. Endocrine Abstracts. 2010. (Also see: Thyroid Diseaseand Diabetes Research) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  24. Inflammation and Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). Evidence is accumulating to suggest that inflammation plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of PH. Endothelial cells play an important role in inflammation and immune reactions, and inflammatory cytokines cause endothelial dysfunction. (AHA) R. Mathew, MD. Cardiology in Review. March/April 2010. (Also see: Pulmonary Hypertension) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
  25. Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms. In massage therapy of fibromyalgia, we suggest that massage will be painless, its intensity should be increased gradually from session to session, in accordance with patient’s symptoms; and the sessions should be performed at least 1–2 times a week. (SpringerLink) L. Kalichman. March 20 2010. (Also see: Treatments for FMS) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
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