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Clin Rheumatol ; 38(4): 1117-1124, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30535994


INTRODUCTION: Our objective was to evaluate the pulmonary hypertension (PH) data for Spanish patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), define the PH types and determine the associated factors. METHOD: Descriptive study of PH-related data from the multicentre RESCLE registry. Estimated systolic pulmonary artery pressure (esPAP), measured via echocardiogram was considered elevated if ≥ 35 mmHg. Left heart disease (LHD) and interstitial lung disease (ILD) were identified. When performed, data from right heart catheterisation (RHC) were collected. RESULTS: esPAP was elevated in 350 of 808 patients (43.3%). One hundred and forty-four patients (17.8%) were considered to have PH (88 via RHC and the rest due to elevated esPAP along with evidence of significant LHD or ILD): PAH 3.7%, secondary to ILD 8.3%, secondary to LHD 2.8% and unclassified 3%. Prevalence of elevated esPAP was greater in diffuse SSc (dSSc) than in limited scleroderma (lSSc) (50.5 vs. 42.2%, p 0.046). In the group with elevated esPAP, a lower prevalence of anti-centromere antibodies (41.9% vs. 52.3%, p 0.006) and a greater prevalence of anti-topoisomerase-1 antibodies (ATA) (25.1% vs. 18.6%, p 0.04) were observed compared to the group with normal esPAP. Patients with elevated esPAP had a lower rate of digital ulcers (50.6% vs. 60.2%, p 0.007) and esophageal involvement (83.6% vs. 88.7%, p 0.07) and higher rate of renal crisis (4.6% vs. 1.8%, p 0.066). CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence of PAH was lower than expected (3.7%). Probability of having elevated esPAP was higher among patients with dSSc and among those with ATA.

Hipertensão Pulmonar/epidemiologia , Escleroderma Sistêmico/epidemiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Antinucleares , Centrômero/imunologia , Comorbidade , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertensão Pulmonar/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Sistema de Registros , Escleroderma Sistêmico/imunologia , Espanha/epidemiologia
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes ; 2(3): 267-276, 2018 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30225460


Objective: To characterize the etiologies and clinical features at diagnosis of patients with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and correlate these baseline features with survival using an etiopathogenically guided multivariable model. Patients and Methods: The Spanish Group of Autoimmune Diseases HLH Study Group, formed in 2013, is aimed at collecting adult patients with HLH diagnosed in internal medicine departments between January 3, 2013, and October 28, 2017. Results: The cohort consisted of 151 patients (91 men; mean age, 51.4 years). After a mean follow-up of 17 months (range, 1-142 months), 80 patients died. Time-to-event analyses for death identified a worse survival curve for patients with neoplasia (P<.001), mixed microbiological infections (P=.02), and more than 1 infection (P=.01) and glucocorticoid monotherapy (P=.02). According to univariate analyses, platelets of less than 100,000/mm3 (hazard ratio [HR], 3.39; 95% CI, 1.37-8.40), leukopenia (HR, 1.81; 95% CI, 1.01-3.23), severe hyponatremia (HR, 1.61; 95% CI, 1.02-2.54), disseminated intravascular coagulation (HR, 1.87; 95% CI, 1.05-3.34), bacterial infection (HR, 1.99; 95% CI, 1.09-3.63), mixed microbiological infections (HR, 3.42; 95% CI, 1.38-8.46), and 2 or more infectious triggers (HR, 2.95; 95% CI, 1.43-6.08) were significantly associated with death. In contrast, peripheral adenopathies (HR, 0.63; 95% CI, 0.40-0.98) and the immunosuppressive drug/intravenous immunoglobulin/biological therapies (HR, 0.44; 95% CI, 0.20-0.96) were protective against all-cause mortality. Multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression analysis identified 2 or more infectious triggers (HR, 3.14; 95% CI, 1.28-7.68) as the only variable independently associated with death. Conclusion: The mortality rate of adult patients diagnosed with HLH exceeds 50%. Infection with more than 1 microbiological agent was the only independent variable associated with mortality irrespective of the underlying disease, epidemiological profile, clinical presentation, and therapeutic management.

Clin Rheumatol ; 37(4): 999-1009, 2018 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29214548


The objective of the study is to determine the importance of the mode of onset as prognostic factor in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Data were collected from the Spanish Scleroderma Registry (RESCLE), a nationwide retrospective multicenter database created in 2006. As first symptom, we included Raynaud's phenomenon (RP), cutaneous sclerosis, arthralgia/arthritis, puffy hands, interstitial lung disease (ILD), pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and digestive hypomotility. A total of 1625 patients were recruited. One thousand three hundred forty-two patients (83%) presented with RP as first symptom and 283 patients (17%) did not. Survival from first symptom in those patients with RP mode of onset was higher at any time than those with onset as non-Raynaud's phenomenon: 97 vs. 90% at 5 years, 93 vs. 82% at 10 years, 83 vs. 62% at 20 years, and 71 vs. 50% at 30 years (p < 0.001). In multivariate analysis, factors related to mortality were older age at onset, male gender, dcSSc subset, ILD, PAH, scleroderma renal crisis (SRC), heart involvement, and the mode of onset with non-Raynaud's phenomenon, especially in the form of puffy hands or pulmonary involvement. The mode of onset should be considered an independent prognostic factor in systemic sclerosis and, in particular, patients who initially present with non-Raynaud's phenomenon may be considered of poor prognosis.

Artralgia/etiologia , Hipertensão Pulmonar/etiologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/etiologia , Doença de Raynaud/etiologia , Escleroderma Sistêmico/diagnóstico , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Sistema de Registros , Estudos Retrospectivos , Escleroderma Sistêmico/complicações , Escleroderma Sistêmico/fisiopatologia , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Avaliação de Sintomas
Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 35 Suppl 106(4): 89-97, 2017 Sep-Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28980905


OBJECTIVES: The low overall prevalence of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and the low proportion of male patients have resulted in a scarcity of studies assessing sex differences in Ssc patients, and contradictory results have often been show among those studies that have been performed. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted with the Spanish RESCLE register to analyse the influence of gender on survival of SSc patients. RESULTS: In total, 1506 SSc patients (1341 women, 165 men) were recruited from 21 centres. Older age at onset (OR 1.02), shorter time from onset to diagnosis (OR 0.96), smoking (OR 2.57), interstitial lung disease (ILD) (OR 1.58), less predisposition to sicca syndrome and to antinuclear antibody positivity (OR 0.29 and 0.43, respectively), and higher compliance with the ACR 1980 criteria (OR 1.79) were independently associated with the male sex. During follow-up, 30.4% of men versus 14.6% of women died (p<0.001). Survival at 10 years from the onset of symptoms was 75.3% for men and 92.9% for women (p<0.001), and the difference remained after selecting only SSc-related deaths (85.6% vs. 96.1%, p<0.001). The mortality predictive factors were diffuse SSc (OR 2.26), ILD (OR 1.82), digital ulcers (OR 1.38), tendon friction rubs (OR 1.74), male sex (OR 1.53), increased age at onset (OR 1.13) and isolated PH (considering only deaths from diagnosis), both in the overall (OR 3.63) and female cohorts (OR 3.97). The same risk factors were observed in the male cohort, except for isolated PH and ILD. CONCLUSIONS: The present study confirms the existence of epidemiological, clinical, laboratory and prognostic gender differences in systemic sclerosis patients.

Escleroderma Sistêmico/mortalidade , Causas de Morte , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Escleroderma Sistêmico/complicações , Escleroderma Sistêmico/epidemiologia , Caracteres Sexuais
Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 35 Suppl 106(4): 98-105, 2017 Sep-Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28980912


OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical manifestations and prognosis of Spanish patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) according to their immunological profile. METHODS: From the Spanish Scleroderma Study Group or RESCLE (Registro de ESCLErodermia as Spanish nomenclature) Registry we selected those patients in which anti-centromere (ACA), anti-topoisomerase I (ATA), and anti-RNA polymerase III (ARA) antibodies had been determined, and a single positivity for each SSc specific antibody was detected. Demographic, clinical, laboratory, and survival data were compared according to the serologic status of these antibodies. RESULTS: Overall, 209 SSc patients were included. In 128 (61%) patients ACA was the only positive antibody, 46 (22%) were only positive for ATA, and 35 (17%) for ARA. Of note, the three groups were mutually exclusive. In univariate analysis, patients with ACA presented more frequently limited cutaneous SSc (lcSSc) (p<0.001), whereas diffuse cutaneous SSc (dcSSc) was the most frequent subtype in patients with ATA (54%) and ARA (62%) (both p<0.001). Positive patients for ARA showed the highest prevalence of joint involvement (p<0.001) and those from ATA group had a higher prevalence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) (p<0.001). Scleroderma renal crisis was more frequent in the ARA group (p<0.001). In multivariate analysis, ACA were associated with female gender and were protective for dcSSc and ILD. ATA were found to be protective for lcSSc and they were independently associated with interstitial reticular pattern. ARA positivity was independently associated with dcSSc. We did not find differences in mortality between the three groups. CONCLUSIONS: In Spanish SSc patients, the presence of SSc specific antibodies conferred a distinctive clinical profile.

Autoanticorpos/análise , Escleroderma Sistêmico/imunologia , Adulto , Idoso , Centrômero/imunologia , Estudos de Coortes , DNA Topoisomerases Tipo I/imunologia , Feminino , Humanos , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , RNA Polimerase III/imunologia , Escleroderma Sistêmico/complicações , Escleroderma Sistêmico/mortalidade
Autoimmun Rev ; 16(8): 796-802, 2017 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28564618


OBJECTIVES: According to the existence of subclinical organ involvement pre-scleroderma should be divided into two subsets: very early and early disease. Pre-scleroderma patients included in the Spanish Scleroderma Registry (RESCLE) Cohort were reclassified into subsets. Differences were evaluated and the risk of progression to definite systemic sclerosis was estimated. METHODS: The characteristics of very early and early SSc patients were compared. A logistic regression model was used to determine the risk factors of progression. RESULTS: 1632 patients were included, 36 (2.2%) in the very early subset and 111 (6.8%) in the early subset. There were no differences in sex, age at disease onset, duration of Raynaud's phenomenon, antinuclear antibodies or capillaroscopic findings. Three (8.3%) very early SSc patients evolved to definite SSc, 2 (5.6%) of them meeting the ACR/EULAR 2013 criteria, unlike 31 (28%) early SSc patients, 20 (24%) of them meeting the criteria (p=0.034). Digestive involvement was an independent risk factor of progression (OR 17; 95% CI, 6.1-47.2). CONCLUSIONS: The classification of early forms of scleroderma identifies patients with different prognostic risk of progression. The evolution to definite SSc is more frequent in early than in very early SSc patients. Digestive involvement is a risk factor of progression. An active assessment of organ damage in preclinical stages allows a correct classification and risk stratification, with implications for monitoring and treatment.

Escleroderma Sistêmico/diagnóstico , Adulto , Anticorpos Antinucleares/imunologia , Estudos de Coortes , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Angioscopia Microscópica , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Doença de Raynaud/epidemiologia , Doença de Raynaud/imunologia , Sistema de Registros , Fatores de Risco , Escleroderma Sistêmico/epidemiologia , Escleroderma Sistêmico/imunologia , Espanha/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem