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Lupus nephritis (LN) is the most common organ manifestation in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and associated with a poor prognosis. Still, a noninvasive but reliable method to diagnose LN has not been established. Thus, we evaluated whether blood sphingolipids could serve as valid biomarkers for renal injury.
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Name: Prostaglandins & other lipid mediators
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is accelerated in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis (LN). Despite the literature suggesting renal arteriosclerosis predicts CVD in other...
To determine the changes of the microvasculature and microstructure in the inner intra-retinal layers in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients without lupus retinopathy (LR).
Despite the high prevalence of cardiovascular disease among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, the relationship between age, blood pressure, and blood pressure variability (BPV) is not well u...
We assessed whether circulating ceramides, which play a role in a number of degenerative changes with aging, significantly differed according to fragility hip fracture (HF) status. We also performed a...
Noninflammatory necrotizing vasculopathy, also referred to as lupus vasculopathy, is not infrequently observed in the pathology of lupus nephritis. It affects vessels causing them to become severely n...
The purpose of this study is to clarify the mechanisms involved in the formation and glomerular deposition of immune complexes in lupus nephritis. The determination of an antibody pattern...
Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that can present with many varied symptoms, including joint pain, fevers, kidney disease, and rashes. Lupus can affect anyone, but it is most common...
Phase II Clinical Trial to Assess the dose-response and Efficacy of Umbilical Cord-derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) in Severe Renal Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).
Our study aims at defining the role of circulating microparticles in the physiopathology of two rare auto-immune diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and systemic scleroderma (SSc)...
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an often devastating autoimmune disease which affects 1 in 2,000 women in the United States. Recently, several research laboratories have reported that a pr...
A form of lupus erythematosus in which the skin may be the only organ involved or in which skin involvement precedes the spread into other body systems. It has been classified into three forms - acute (= LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC with skin lesions), subacute, and chronic (= LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, DISCOID).
An antiphospholipid antibody found in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC;), ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME; and in a variety of other diseases as well as in healthy individuals. In vitro, the antibody interferes with the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin and prolongs the partial thromboplastin time. In vivo, it exerts a procoagulant effect resulting in thrombosis mainly in the larger veins and arteries. It further causes obstetrical complications, including fetal death and spontaneous abortion, as well as a variety of hematologic and neurologic complications.
Antiphospholipid antibodies found in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC;), ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME; and in a variety of other diseases as well as in healthy individuals. The antibodies are detected by solid-phase IMMUNOASSAY employing the purified phospholipid antigen CARDIOLIPIN.
A chronic form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, CUTANEOUS) in which the skin lesions mimic those of the systemic form but in which systemic signs are rare. It is characterized by the presence of discoid skin plaques showing varying degrees of edema, erythema, scaliness, follicular plugging, and skin atrophy. Lesions are surrounded by an elevated erythematous border. The condition typically involves the face and scalp, but widespread dissemination may occur.
Autoantibodies directed against phospholipids. These antibodies are characteristically found in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC;), ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME; related autoimmune diseases, some non-autoimmune diseases, and also in healthy individuals.
Nephrology - kidney function
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Systemic conditions...
Lupus is a complex and poorly understood condition that affects many parts of the body and causes symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening. There are several types of lupus. The main types are: discoid lupus erythematosus drug-induced lu...
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...