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Sicca symptoms in Thai patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and scleroderma: a comparison with age-m by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Research by Wangkaew S. and Colleague. This study was performed to determine the prevalence of ocular and oral sicca symptoms in Thai patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and scleroderma (Scl). The ocular symptoms and sign (the Schirmer's 1 test) and the oral sicca symptoms and sign (the Saxon's ... Read on »
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by Ahmad.H Posted Fri 03 Dec 2010 12:00am SLE is a chronic disease that causes inflammation of connective tissue. It is a multisystem autoimmune inflammatory disease. SLE is the commonest and the most serious type of lupus.  What causes SLE ? SLE is believed to be an autoimmune disease, which means that the body's immune system produce antibodies that attacks the own ... Read on »
UCB and Immunomedics announce positive results for epratuzumab phase IIb study in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by Duane P. Patient Expert Posted Mon 31 Aug 2009 10:08pm 1 Comment UCB and Immunomedics announced on Friday top-line results from a Phase IIb clinical study which compared the effect of the drug candidate epratuzumab to placebo in people with systemic lupus. The data showed that the 12-week dose response and the dose frequency study of epratuzumab in patients with moderate to severe active lupus demonstrated a cli ... Read on »
UCB and Immunomedics announce positive results for epratuzumab phase IIb study in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by Wick D. Posted Mon 31 Aug 2009 6:58am UCB and Immunomedics announced on Friday top-line results from a Phase IIb clinical study which compared the effect of the drug candidate epratuzumab to placebo in people with systemic lupus. The data showed that the 12-week dose response and the dose frequency study of epratuzumab in patients with moderate to severe active lupus demonstrated a cli ... Read on »
The role of inflammation in periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis: similar pathologies by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm By Joanne C. Fletcher Arthritis is a nonspecific term that means inflammation of the joints. Arthritic disease encompasses a group of rheumatic disease disorders that affect bone, joint and muscles. More than 100 arthritic diseases affect different parts of the body. Some of the more common types include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis ... Read on »
OxLDL/β2GPI Complexes and Autoantibodies in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Sclerosis, and Antiphospho by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm By LUIS R. LOPEZ and Colleague Abstract: Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) interacts with β2GPI, forming oxLDL/β2GPI complexes. Autoimmune vascular inflammation (and oxidative stress ) may promote the formation of these complexes. The coexistence of oxLDL/β2GPI complexes with autoantibodies to these complexes su ... Read on »
OxLDL/β2GPI Complexes and Autoantibodies in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Sclerosis, and Antiphospho by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm By LUIS R. LOPEZ and Colleague Abstract: Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) interacts with β2GPI, forming oxLDL/β2GPI complexes. Autoimmune vascular inflammation (and oxidative stress) may promote the formation of these complexes. The coexistence of oxLDL/β2GPI complexes with autoantibodies to these complexes suggest ... Read on »
Insecticides May Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk by awesome Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 07 Nov 2009 10:01pm A new study indicates that women who frequently used insecticides in their homes over a period of years may have increased their risk for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus. According to the research, women who sprayed insecticides at least six times a year had double the risk of developing a ... Read on »
Cytochrome-P450 enzymes and autoimmunity: expansion of the relationship and introduction of free radicals as the link by Jan Posted Fri 01 Oct 2010 12:00am The Cytochrome-P-450 enzymes (CYP) are among the most important xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes, which produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) as the result of metabolizing xenobiotics. ROS are believed to play important roles in the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases. ROS can alter the structure of cellular antigens to produce a "neo-a ... Read on »
Anxiety News: Anxiety And Depression Lower Quality Of Life In Majority Of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients by Katie G. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 17 Jun 2009 6:31pm Anxiety And Depression Lower Quality Of Life In Majority Of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients ScienceDaily (June 12, 2009) — 92.8% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) suffer anxiety and depression which significantly affects both their physical and emotional quality of life (QoL), according to the results of a new study pr ... Read on »