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December 2019 Autoimmune News

Diagnosis of osteoporosis in statin-treated patients is dose-dependent. The diagnosis of osteoporosis in statin-treated patients is dose-dependent, demonstrating the importance of future studies' taking dose-dependency into account. PubMed, Ann Rheum Dis, 2019 Dec;78(12):1706-1711. (Also see Osteoporosis and Statins)

Is Helicobacter pylori associated with Behçet's syndrome (BS)? A meta-analysis. BS patients had higher rate of H pylori infection, and clinical symptoms can be improved after H pylori eradication. PubMed, Helicobacter, 2019 Dec;24(6):e12663. (Also see Behçet's Disease)

Fatigue severity in anti-nuclear antibody-positive (ANA+) individuals does not correlate with pro-inflammatory cytokine levels or predict imminent progression to symptomatic disease. Fatigue is common in ANA+ individuals, correlates with fibromyalgia-related symptoms, and is not associated with inflammation or predictive of disease progression. PubMed, Arthritis Res Ther, 2019 Nov 4;21(1):223. (Also see Fatigue)

Prognostic factors for primary Sjögren's syndrome-associated interstitial lung diseases (pSS-ILD). Lower %FVC and higher serum KL-6 levels are predictive factors for poor outcome in patients with pSS-ILD. Respiratory Medicine, 11/12/2019. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Sjögren's Syndrome)

Association of adipokines with rheumatic disease activity indexes and periodontal disease in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (eRA) and their first-degree relatives. High adipokine levels in eRA may modulate the disease activity. PubMed, Int J Rheum Dis, 2019 Nov;22(11):1990-2000. (Also see Periodontal Disease)

Causal attributions of potentially traumatic life events in fibromyalgia patients. Potentially traumatic life events could remain undetected in primary healthcare consultations and hypnosis could prove a useful tool for their detection. PubMed, Int J Rheum Dis, 10/29/2019. (Also see Fibromyalgia)

Different patterns of cerebral perfusion in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with and without neuropsychiatric (NP) manifestations. Cerebral blood flow measured by noninvasive three-dimensional arterial spin labeling could be a useful biomarker for the diagnosis and disease monitoring of NPSLE and non-NPSLE patients. PubMed, Hum Brain Mapp, 10/24/2019. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Lupus)

Associations between paraoxonase-1 and systemic lupus erythematosus. Meta-analyses revealed reduced paraoxonase-1 activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. PubMed, Lupus, 2019 Nov;28(13):1571-1576. (Also see Causes of Lupus)

Biomarkers associating endothelial Dysregulation in pediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematous (pSLE). Endothelial dysregulation associating proteins seems to be potent biomarkers for pSLE activity as well as organ involvement in pSLE patients. PubMed, Pediatr Rheumatol Online J, 2019 Oct 24;17(1):69. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Lupus)

The role of epigenetics and immunological imbalance in the etiopathogenesis of psoriasis (Ps) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Besides well-known genetic susceptibility loci, epigenetic DNA modifications, which are associated with Ps development, have been characterized recently. PubMed, Ther Adv Musculoskelet Dis, 2019 Nov 6;11:1759720X19886505. (Also see Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis)

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In Loving Memory of Lorraine Wempner, a donation to tackle scleroderma has been made by Paul Wempner. Posted 11/13/2019. (Also see: ISN News)

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