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Renal Disease in Sjogren's Syndrome by Matt S. Posted Thu 17 Sep 2009 12:00am Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which there is immune-mediated damage to the exocrine glands which produce tears and saliva.  Many patients (up to 25%) will have extraglandular manifestations of the disease, one of the possibilities of which is renal disease.   A recent article in CJASN by Maripuri et al desc ... Read on »
New Classification Criteria Released for Research on Sjogren's Syndrome by Medline Plus Posted Wed 11 Apr 2012 4:33pm An international team of researchers released new classification criteria for the common autoimmune condition Sjogren’s syndrome. Classification criteria are the consensus opinion of a group of experts that researchers use in clinical studies to confirm a previous diagnosis and/or sub ... Read on »
The relationship between Sjogrens Syndrome, scleroderma and dry eye by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Sjogrens disease is a disorder of glandular tissue of the body with resulting dryness of the eyes, mouth and other mucosal tissues. It is associated with lymphatic cell infiltration of the glands and developement of antibodies as part of an autoimmune process. The cause is primarily autoimmune where the body reacts to it's own tissue, prom ... Read on »
Detection of Autoantibodies for the Diagnosis of Sjogren's Syndrome by nih.gov Posted Sun 24 Jan 2010 4:00pm Description of Invention: This invention provides a method for diagnosing Sjogren's syndrome in a subject. In tests utilizing blood from human volunteers, this method demonstrated dramatically higher accuracy (76%) in positively diagnosing Sjogren's syndrome than a standard, currently available immunoassay (46%). Briefly ... Read on »
Essential fatty acid metabolism in diseases of connective tissue with special reference to scleroderma and to Sjogren's syndrome by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm Horrobin DF Med Hypotheses (England) Jul 1984, 14 (3) p233-47 Drugs which modify the conversion of essential fatty acids to prostaGLAndins and leukotrienes are the mainstays of treatment in rheumatology. Yet these drugs have little or no action in scleroderma or Sjogren's syndrome and under some circumstances may have adverse effects. ... Read on »
Sjogren's Syndrome and Kidney Involvement by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 27 Jul 2012 6:00pm I have end stage renal failure ultimately caused by Sjogrens. Apparently it has been going on for quite a bit, but it was being sneaky. In fact, I am sure it was going on before I even knew I had an autoimmune disease. Darn sneaky systemic disease. Bad Sjogrens!! I am not on dialysis as of now.....I was suppose to be nearly 2 years ago. I t ... Read on »
Biomarkers for Sjogren's Syndrome by nih.gov Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: This technology provides differentially-expressed microRNAs that may be utilized for the development of diagnostics and therapeutics for Sjögren's syndrome. Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which immune cells attack and destroy the glands that produce tears and saliva. The hallmar ... Read on »
AAV Mediated CTLA-4 Gene Transfer to Treat Sjogren's Syndrome by nih.gov Posted Thu 17 Nov 2011 7:00pm Description of Invention: Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease that affects over 2 million Americans, primarily over the age of 40. One of the major outcomes of Sjögren's syndrome is xerostomia (dry mouth) that is caused by immune system attack on moisture producing salivary glands. Researchers at the National Institu ... Read on »
Diagnostic Test and Therapeutic Target for Sjogren's Syndrome by nih.gov Posted Tue 20 Nov 2012 7:00pm Description of Invention: Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that attacks salivary glands resulting in chronic dry mouth and dry eyes. Currently, there is no single diagnostic test to confirm the presence of Sjögren's. Physicians presently reach diagnosis after conducting a series of blood and functional tests for t ... Read on »
Venus Williams Diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome by CHRONICLYsILLy Posted Mon 05 Sep 2011 3:14pm A great interview: Check out this video as Venus explains her ongoing struggle with her symptoms something we can all related to. Read on »