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Lancet Respir Med ; 9(1): 96-106, 2021 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33412120

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BACKGROUND: In the Safety and Efficacy of Nintedanib in Systemic Sclerosis (SENSCIS) trial, nintedanib reduced the rate of decline in forced vital capacity (FVC) in patients with systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD). Patients on stable treatment with mycophenolate for at least 6 months before randomisation could participate. The aim of this subgroup analysis was to examine the efficacy and safety of nintedanib by mycophenolate use at baseline. METHODS: The SENSCIS trial was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, in which patients with SSc-ILD were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive 150 mg of oral nintedanib twice daily or placebo for at least 52 weeks. In a prespecified subgroup analysis, we analysed the primary endpoint of rate of decline in FVC over 52 weeks by mycophenolate use at baseline. In a post-hoc analysis, we analysed the proportion of patients with an absolute decrease in FVC of at least 3·3% predicted at week 52 (proposed minimal clinically important difference estimate for worsening of FVC in patients with SSc-ILD) in subgroups by mycophenolate use at baseline. Adverse events were reported in subgroups by mycophenolate use at baseline. Analyses were done in all participants who received at least one dose of study drug. We analysed the annual rate of decline in FVC using a random coefficient regression model (with random slopes and intercepts) including anti-topoisomerase I antibody status, age, height, sex, and baseline FVC as covariates and terms for baseline-by-time, treatment-by-subgroup, and treatment-by-subgroup-by-time interactions. SENSCIS is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02597933, and is now complete. FINDINGS: Between Nov 30, 2015, and Oct 31, 2017, 819 participants were screened and 576 were enrolled, randomly assigned to, and treated with nintedanib (n=288) or placebo (n=288). 139 (48%) of 288 in the nintedanib group and 140 (49%) of 288 in the placebo group were taking mycophenolate at baseline. In patients taking mycophenolate at baseline, the adjusted mean annual rate of decline in FVC was -40·2 mL per year (SE 19·8) with nintedanib and -66·5 mL per year (19·3) with placebo (difference: 26·3 mL per year [95% CI -27·9 to 80·6]). In patients not taking mycophenolate at baseline, the adjusted mean annual rate of decline in FVC was -63·9 mL per year (SE 19·3) with nintedanib and -119·3 mL per year (19·0) with placebo (difference: 55·4 mL per year [95% CI 2·3 to 108·5]). We found no heterogeneity in the effect of nintedanib versus placebo on the annual rate of decline in FVC between the subgroups by mycophenolate use (p value for interaction=0·45). In a post-hoc analysis, the proportion of patients with an absolute decrease in FVC of at least 3·3% predicted was lower with nintedanib than with placebo in both patients taking mycophenolate (40 [29%] of 138 vs 56 [40%] of 140; odds ratio 0·61 [0·37 to 1·01]) and those not taking mycophenolate (59 [40%] of 149 vs 70 [47%] of 148; 0·73 [0·46 to 1·16]) at baseline. The adverse event profile of nintedanib was similar between the subgroups. Diarrhoea, the most common adverse event, was reported in 106 (76%) of 139 patients in the nintedanib group and 48 (34%) of 140 in the placebo group among those taking mycophenolate at baseline, and in 112 (75%) of 149 in the nintedanib group and 43 (29%) of 148 in the placebo group among those not taking mycophenolate at baseline. Over the entire trial period, 19 patients died (ten in the nintedanib group and nine in the placebo group). One death in the nintedanib group was considered to be related to study drug. INTERPRETATION: Nintedanib reduced the progression of interstitial lung disease both in patients with SSc-ILD who were and were not using mycophenolate at baseline, with no heterogeneity in its treatment effect detected between the subgroups. The adverse event profile of nintedanib was similar in the subgroups by mycophenolate use. Our findings suggest that the combination of mycophenolate and nintedanib offers a safe treatment option for patients with SSc-ILD. More data are needed on the benefits of initial combination therapy versus a sequential approach to treatment of SSc-ILD. FUNDING: Boehringer Ingelheim.


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Indóis/uso terapêutico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/tratamento farmacológico , Ácido Micofenólico/uso terapêutico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Progressão da Doença , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Indóis/efeitos adversos , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/etiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Escleroderma Sistêmico/complicações , Resultado do Tratamento
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Autoimmun Rev ; 20(2): 102730, 2021 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33338593

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Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is considered one of the most challenging and difficult to treat among rheumatic disorders, due to its severity, multiorgan manifestation and different outcomes. It manifests fibrosis in different organs, mostly in skin and lungs. The skin fibrosis expression is considered the first sign of the disease and usually it is followed by internal organ fibrosis. An aberrant immune system activation seems to relate to the expression of the disease, but even environmental influences and dysregulation of many molecules signalling pathways are involved in the development of the disease. Current therapies are limited and characterized by multiple side effects: systemic route is the elective administration route, which decreases patient adherence to the therapy, as they are often already bothered by pain and disfigurement. Treatments available are organ-based, originally indicated for other conditions and there is no therapy available to reduce the fibroblast population size within existing fibrotic lesions. Disease-modifying therapies or immunomodulatory agents that are highly effective in other rheumatic diseases have shown disappointing results in SSc. There are thus no standardized and effective treatments for this disease, and there are even unanswered questions related to the insurgence of the pathology and all the mechanisms involved. An ideal approach could be considered "targeted therapy" that will be an increasingly attainable objective insofar as our understanding of the disease improves. The advantages in identifying the molecule and the signalling pathways involved in the pathology have helped to find some novel compounds for the therapy of scleroderma fibrosis or following innovative uses for already-approved drugs, corroborated by many clinical studies.


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Esclerodermia Localizada , Escleroderma Sistêmico , Fibroblastos , Fibrose , Humanos , Esclerodermia Localizada/patologia , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/patologia , Pele/patologia
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Z Rheumatol ; 80(1): 69-72, 2021 Feb.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33340058

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In the last few years, several studies emerged for the treatment of interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Some of the studied drugs showed efficacy compared to placebo or to a control group. Since early 2020, nintedanib has been approved for the treatment of SSc-ILD. Although several drugs are used to treat SSc-LD, it is now the first approved drug for SSc-ILD. Here, we aim to provide an overview about our current therapy algorithm and strategy as well as our interpretation of study results as an experienced SSc-ILD center.


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Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais , Escleroderma Sistêmico , Humanos , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/etiologia , Escleroderma Sistêmico/complicações , Escleroderma Sistêmico/diagnóstico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico
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J Med Chem ; 64(1): 385-403, 2021 01 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33382613

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Synthetic cannabinoids, as exemplified by SDB-001 (1), bind to both CB1 and CB2 receptors and exert cannabimimetic effects similar to (-)-trans-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive component present in the cannabis plant. As CB1 receptor ligands were found to have severe adverse psychiatric effects, increased attention was turned to exploiting the potential therapeutic value of the CB2 receptor. In our efforts to discover novel and selective CB2 receptor agonists, 1 was selected as a starting point for hit molecule identification and a class of 1H-pyrazole-3-carboxamide derivatives were thus designed, synthesized, and biologically evaluated. Systematic structure-activity relationship investigations resulted in the identification of the most promising compound 66 as a selective CB2 receptor agonist with favorable pharmacokinetic profiles. Especially, 66 treatment significantly attenuated dermal inflammation and fibrosis in a bleomycin-induced mouse model of systemic sclerosis, supporting that CB2 receptor agonists might serve as potential therapeutics for treating systemic sclerosis.


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Drogas Desenhadas/química , Descoberta de Drogas , Receptor CB2 de Canabinoide/agonistas , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Drogas Desenhadas/farmacocinética , Humanos , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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RMD Open ; 6(2)2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878994

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OBJECTIVES: Patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD) infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may be at risk to develop a severe course of COVID-19. The influence of immunomodulating drugs on the course of COVID-19 is unknown. To gather knowledge about SARS-CoV-2 infections in patients with IRD, we established a registry shortly after the beginning of the pandemic in Germany. METHODS: Using an online questionnaire (www.COVID19-rheuma.de), a nationwide database was launched on 30 March 2020, with appropriate ethical and data protection approval to collect data of patients with IRD infected with SARS-CoV-2. In this registry, key clinical and epidemiological parameters-for example, diagnosis of IRD, antirheumatic therapies, comorbidities and course of the infection-are documented. RESULTS: Until 25 April 2020, data from 104 patients with IRD infected with SARS-CoV-2 were reported (40 males; 63 females; 1 diverse). Most of them (45%) were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, 59% had one or more comorbidities and 42% were treated with biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. Hospitalisation was reported in 32% of the patients. Two-thirds of the patients already recovered. Unfortunately, 6 patients had a fatal course. CONCLUSIONS: In a short time, a national registry for SARS-CoV2-infected patients with IRD was established. Within 4 weeks, 104 cases were documented. The registry enables to generate data rapidly in this emerging situation and to gain a better understanding of the course of SARS-CoV2-infection in patients with IRD, with a distinct focus on their immunomodulatory therapies. This knowledge is valuable for timely information of physicians and patients with IRD, and shall also serve for the development of guidance for the management of patients with IRD during this pandemic.


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Antirreumáticos/uso terapêutico , Produtos Biológicos/uso terapêutico , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Sistema de Registros , Doenças Reumáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Artrite Psoriásica/complicações , Artrite Psoriásica/tratamento farmacológico , Artrite Reumatoide/complicações , Artrite Reumatoide/tratamento farmacológico , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Feminino , Alemanha , Granulomatose com Poliangiite/complicações , Granulomatose com Poliangiite/tratamento farmacológico , Hospitalização , Humanos , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/complicações , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Polimialgia Reumática/complicações , Polimialgia Reumática/tratamento farmacológico , Prognóstico , Doenças Reumáticas/complicações , Escleroderma Sistêmico/complicações , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Espondilite Anquilosante/complicações , Espondilite Anquilosante/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto Jovem
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1274: 137-176, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32894510

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Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) has major roles as a bioactive signaling molecule, with multiple physiological and pathological roles being described in almost every major organ system. In this review we discuss LPA signaling pathways as emerging drug targets for multiple conditions relevant to human health and disease. LPA signals through the six G protein-coupled receptors LPA1-6, and several of these receptors along with the LPA-producing enzyme including autotaxin (ATX) are now established as therapeutic targets with potential to treat various human diseases as exemplified by several LPA signaling targeting compounds now in clinical trials for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and systemic sclerosis. Several crystal structures of LPA receptors and ATX have been solved, which will accelerate development of highly selective and effective LPA signaling targeting compounds. We also review additional bioactive lysophospholipid (LPL) signaling molecules including lysophosphatidylserine and lysophosphatidylinositol, which represent the next wave of LPL druggable targets. An emerging theme in bioactive LPL signaling is that where the ligand is produced and how it is delivered to the cognate receptor are critical determinants of the biological responses. We will also discuss how connecting the production and function of bioactive LPLs will identify new therapeutic strategies to effectively target LPL signaling pathways.


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Lisofosfolipídeos/metabolismo , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/tratamento farmacológico , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/metabolismo , Receptores de Ácidos Lisofosfatídicos/química , Receptores de Ácidos Lisofosfatídicos/metabolismo , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/metabolismo
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Lancet Respir Med ; 8(10): 963-974, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866440

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BACKGROUND: A phase 2 trial of tocilizumab showed preliminary evidence of efficacy in systemic sclerosis. We assessed skin fibrosis and systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) in a phase 3 trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of tocilizumab, an anti-interleukin-6 receptor antibody, in the treatment of systemic sclerosis. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, participants were recruited from 75 sites in 20 countries across Europe, North America, Latin America, and Japan. Adults with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis for 60 months or less and a modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS) of 10-35 at screening were randomly assigned (1:1) with a voice-web-response system to receive subcutaneous tocilizumab 162 mg or placebo weekly for 48 weeks, stratified by IL-6 levels; participants and investigators were masked to treatment group. The primary endpoint was the difference in change from baseline to week 48 in mRSS. Percentage of predicted forced vital capacity (FVC% predicted) at week 48, time to treatment failure, and patient-reported and physician-reported outcomes were secondary endpoints. This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov (number NCT02453256) and is closed to accrual. FINDINGS: Between Nov 20, 2015, and Feb 14, 2017, 210 individuals were randomly assigned to receive tocilizumab (n=104) or placebo (n=106). In the intention-to-treat population, least squares mean [LSM] change from baseline to week 48 in mRSS was -6·14 for tocilizumab and -4·41 for placebo (adjusted difference -1·73 [95% CI -3·78 to 0·32]; p=0·10). The shift in distribution of change from baseline in FVC% predicted at week 48 favoured tocilizumab (van Elteren nominal p=0·002 vs placebo), with a difference in LSM of 4·2 (95% CI 2·0-6·4; nominal p=0·0002), as did time to treatment failure (hazard ratio 0·63 [95% CI 0·37-1·06]; nominal p=0·08). Change in LSM from baseline to week 48 in Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index and in patient-global and physician-global visual analogue scale assessments did not differ between tocilizumab and placebo. In the safety set, infections were the most common adverse events (54 [52%] of 104 participants in the tocilizumab group, 53 [50%] of 106 in the placebo group). Serious adverse events were reported in 13 participants treated with tocilizumab and 18 with placebo, primarily infections (three events, eight events) and cardiac events (two events, seven events). INTERPRETATION: The primary skin fibrosis endpoint was not met. Findings for the secondary endpoint of FVC% predicted indicate that tocilizumab might preserve lung function in people with early SSc-ILD and elevated acute-phase reactants. Safety was consistent with the known profile of tocilizumab. FUNDING: F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Estudos de Coortes , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Escleroderma Sistêmico/diagnóstico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/fisiopatologia , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Capacidade Vital
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Clin Rheumatol ; 39(11): 3195-3204, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32852623

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INTRODUCTION: Covid-19 infection poses a serious challenge for immune-compromised patients with inflammatory autoimmune systemic diseases. We investigated the clinical-epidemiological findings of 1641 autoimmune systemic disease Italian patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. METHOD: This observational multicenter study included 1641 unselected patients with autoimmune systemic diseases from three Italian geographical areas with different prevalence of Covid-19 [high in north (Emilia Romagna), medium in central (Tuscany), and low in south (Calabria)] by means of telephone 6-week survey. Covid-19 was classified as (1) definite diagnosis of Covid-19 disease: presence of symptomatic Covid-19 infection, confirmed by positive oral/nasopharyngeal swabs; (2) highly suspected Covid-19 disease: presence of highly suggestive symptoms, in absence of a swab test. RESULTS: A significantly higher prevalence of patients with definite diagnosis of Covid-19 disease, or with highly suspected Covid-19 disease, or both the conditions together, was observed in the whole autoimmune systemic disease series, compared to "Italian general population" (p = .030, p = .001, p = .000, respectively); and for definite + highly suspected diagnosis of Covid-19 disease, in patients with autoimmune systemic diseases of the three regions (p = .000, for all comparisons with the respective regional general population). Moreover, significantly higher prevalence of definite + highly suspected diagnosis of Covid-19 disease was found either in patients with various "connective tissue diseases" compared to "inflammatory arthritis group" (p < .000), or in patients without ongoing conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs treatments (p = .011). CONCLUSIONS: The finding of a higher prevalence of Covid-19 in patients with autoimmune systemic diseases is particularly important, suggesting the need to develop valuable prevention/management strategies, and stimulates in-depth investigations to verify the possible interactions between Covid-19 infection and impaired immune-system of autoimmune systemic diseases. Key Points • Significantly higher prevalence of Covid-19 is observed in a large series of patients with autoimmune systemic diseases compared to the Italian general population, mainly due to patients' increased susceptibility to infections and favored by the high exposure to the virus at medical facilities before the restriction measures on individual movement. • The actual prevalence of Covid-19 in autoimmune systemic diseases may be underestimated, possibly due to the wide clinical overlapping between the two conditions, the generally mild Covid-19 disease manifestations, and the limited availability of virological testing. • Patients with "connective tissue diseases" show a significantly higher prevalence of Covid-19, possibly due to deeper immune-system impairment, with respect to "inflammatory arthritis group". • Covid-19 is more frequent in the subgroup of autoimmune systemic diseases patients without ongoing conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, mainly hydroxyl-chloroquine and methotrexate, which might play some protective role against the most harmful manifestations of Covid-19.


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Doenças Autoimunes/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Doenças Reumáticas/epidemiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antirreumáticos/uso terapêutico , Artrite Psoriásica/tratamento farmacológico , Artrite Psoriásica/epidemiologia , Artrite Psoriásica/fisiopatologia , Artrite Reumatoide/tratamento farmacológico , Artrite Reumatoide/epidemiologia , Artrite Reumatoide/fisiopatologia , Doenças Autoimunes/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Autoimunes/fisiopatologia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Dermatomiosite/tratamento farmacológico , Dermatomiosite/epidemiologia , Dermatomiosite/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Itália/epidemiologia , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/epidemiologia , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Doenças Reumáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Reumáticas/fisiopatologia , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/epidemiologia , Escleroderma Sistêmico/fisiopatologia , Síndrome de Sjogren/tratamento farmacológico , Síndrome de Sjogren/epidemiologia , Síndrome de Sjogren/fisiopatologia , Espondilite Anquilosante/tratamento farmacológico , Espondilite Anquilosante/epidemiologia , Espondilite Anquilosante/fisiopatologia , Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo Indiferenciado/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo Indiferenciado/epidemiologia , Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo Indiferenciado/fisiopatologia
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Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J ; 16(2): 162-166, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32670478

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Cardiac involvement of infiltrative disease, such as systemic sclerosis, carries significant morbidity and mortality. All parts of the heart may be affected, although the conduction system is less commonly involved. We report a rare case of systemic sclerosis causing third-degree atrioventricular block and the first known reported case to use cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) as a diagnostic and prognostic instrument. It is not known whether using cardiac CMR in systemic sclerosis with cardiac involvement could lead to earlier intervention with escalation of medical therapy or earlier referral for transplant evaluation.


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Bloqueio Atrioventricular/diagnóstico por imagem , Cardiomiopatias/diagnóstico por imagem , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Escleroderma Sistêmico/complicações , Adulto , Bloqueio Atrioventricular/etiologia , Bloqueio Atrioventricular/fisiopatologia , Bloqueio Atrioventricular/terapia , Estimulação Cardíaca Artificial , Cardiomiopatias/etiologia , Cardiomiopatias/fisiopatologia , Cardiomiopatias/terapia , Progressão da Doença , Evolução Fatal , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Escleroderma Sistêmico/diagnóstico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Resultado do Tratamento
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Int Heart J ; 61(2): 413-418, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32224603

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Anticentriole autoantibodies-positive systemic sclerosis (SSc) has been reported to develop pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at a high rate. In this report, we describe two patients with anticentriole antibodies-positive SSc-PAH who were treated with pulmonary vasodilators. Both cases were elderly women with poor physical conditions and clinical findings of SSc. Case 1 was resistant to combination therapy with pulmonary vasodilators; in Case 2, hemodynamic improvement was obtained by upfront combination therapy at an early stage. Because anticentriole antibodies-positive SSc-PAH rapidly deteriorates, careful hemodynamic observation and timely aggressive use of pulmonary vasodilators should be considered.


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Anticorpos Antinucleares/imunologia , Centríolos/imunologia , Antagonistas dos Receptores de Endotelina/uso terapêutico , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/imunologia , Vasodilatadores/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Autoanticorpos/imunologia , Bosentana/uso terapêutico , Cateterismo Cardíaco , Quimioterapia Combinada , Epoprostenol/análogos & derivados , Epoprostenol/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Volume Expiratório Forçado , Humanos , Mesilato de Imatinib/uso terapêutico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/etiologia , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/fisiopatologia , Capacidade de Difusão Pulmonar , Pirimidinas/uso terapêutico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/complicações , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Citrato de Sildenafila/uso terapêutico , Sulfonamidas/uso terapêutico , Tadalafila/uso terapêutico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Dermatol Online J ; 26(2)2020 Feb 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32239898

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A 60-year old man developed skin hardening and edema on his extremities. Although he had been treated with oral prednisolone at another hospital, skin stiffness relapsed during tapering of prednisolone. At the initial visit to our department, physical examination showed skin hardening of the extremities and also symmetric erythematous macules on the back. Histological examination revealed fasciitis on the forearm and morphea on the back. Eosinophilic fasciitis is occasionally associated with morphea. However, cases of concurrent eosinophilic fasciitis and generalized morphea are rare. In the present case, CD34 was differentially expressed in both lesions, suggesting eosinophilic fasciitis and morphea are separate diseases with different origin of mesenchymal cells.


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Eosinofilia/complicações , Fasciite/complicações , Escleroderma Sistêmico/complicações , Adulto , Idoso , Antígenos CD34/metabolismo , Eosinofilia/tratamento farmacológico , Eosinofilia/patologia , Fasciite/tratamento farmacológico , Fasciite/patologia , Feminino , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prednisolona/uso terapêutico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/patologia
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Ann Rheum Dis ; 79(5): 626-634, 2020 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32161055

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate initial combination therapy with ambrisentan plus tadalafil (COMB) compared with monotherapy of either agent (MONO), and the utility of baseline characteristics and risk stratification in predicting outcomes, in patients with connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (CTD-PAH) and the systemic sclerosis (SSc)-pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) subpopulation. METHODS: This post hoc analysis of the Ambrisentan and Tadalafil in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (AMBITION) study included patients with CTD-PAH from the modified intention-to-treat population. Time to clinical failure (TtCF) was assessed by baseline characteristics, treatment assignment and risk group (low, intermediate and high) at baseline and week 16. TtCF was compared between groups using Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards regression modelling. RESULTS: The analysis included 216 patients (COMB, n=117; MONO, n=99). The risk of clinical failure was lower with COMB versus MONO (risk reduction: CTD-PAH 51.7%, SSc-PAH 53.7%), particularly in patients with haemodynamic parameters characteristic of typical PAH without features of left heart disease and/or restrictive lung disease at baseline. The risk of clinical failure was lower with COMB versus MONO in the baseline low-risk group (HR not calculated due to no events in COMB), baseline intermediate-risk group (HR 0.519, 95% CI 0.297 to 0.905) and in the week 16 low-risk group (HR 0.069, 95% CI 0.009 to 0.548). CONCLUSIONS: The benefit of COMB over MONO was demonstrated in patients with CTD-PAH, particularly in those with typical PAH haemodynamic characteristics at baseline. COMB is appropriate for patients categorised as low risk and intermediate risk at baseline and low risk at follow-up. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT01178073.


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Fenilpropionatos/administração & dosagem , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/epidemiologia , Piridazinas/administração & dosagem , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/epidemiologia , Tadalafila/administração & dosagem , Adulto , Comorbidade , Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo/diagnóstico , Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo/epidemiologia , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Método Duplo-Cego , Esquema de Medicação , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/diagnóstico , Medição de Risco , Escleroderma Sistêmico/diagnóstico , Resultado do Tratamento , Vasodilatadores/administração & dosagem
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Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol ; 34(1): 101485, 2020 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32067925

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Targeted therapies using biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) and small molecule synthetic drugs have revolutionized rheumatological practice. Initially developed for the treatment of immune arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and spondylarthritis), both bDMARDs and small molecule synthetic drugs are now increasingly entering the space of connective tissue disease (CTD) treatment. Recent clinical trial data in systemic sclerosis (SSc) have been particularly encouraging with positive effects on outcomes having been observed with nintedanib preventing the decline of lung function in patients with SSc-related interstitial lung disease. Randomized trials targeting B-cells by rituximab in primary Sjogren's syndrome have led to mixed results. Novel strategies to target B-cells in primary Sjögren's syndrome including ianalumab and belimumab are underway and will hopefully result in clear treatment effects. Inflammatory idiopathic myositis (polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM)) and antiphospholid syndrome are proving to be more difficult to tackle but are nonetheless the subject of ongoing studies. To what extent new compounds can replace more traditional immunosuppressive drugs remains to be determined, but if the experience in immune arthritis has taught us anything it is that combination therapy may be the way to go.


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Síndrome Antifosfolipídica , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais , Miosite , Escleroderma Sistêmico , Síndrome de Sjogren , Humanos , Miosite/tratamento farmacológico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Síndrome de Sjogren/tratamento farmacológico
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Phytomedicine ; 67: 153160, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31901889

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BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence indicated that the cannabinoid receptors were involved in the pathogenesis of organ fibrogenesis. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to discover novel cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) agonist and assess the potential of CB2 activation in treating systemic sclerosis. METHODS: A gaussia princeps luciferase-based split luciferase complementation assay (SLCA) was developed for detection of the interaction between CB2 and ß-arrestin2. A library of 366 natural products was then screened as potential CB2 agonist using SLCA approach. Several GPCR functional assays, including HTRF-based cAMP assay and calcium mobilization were also utilized to evaluated CB2 activation. Bleomycin-induced experimental systemic sclerosis was used to assess the in vivo anti-fibrotic effects. Dermal thickness and collagen content were evaluated via H&E and sirius red staining. RESULTS: Celastrol was identified as a new agonist of CB2 by using SLCA. Furthermore, celastrol triggers several CB2-mediated downstream signaling pathways, including calcium mobilization, inhibition of cAMP accumulation, and receptor desensitization in a dose-dependent manner, and it has a moderate selectivity on CB1. In addition, celastrol exhibited the anti-inflammatory properties on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) treated murine Raw 264.7 macrophages and primary macrophages. Finally, we found that celastrol exerts anti-fibrotic effects in the bleomycin-induced systemic sclerosis mouse model accompanied by reduced inflammatory conditions. CONCLUSION: Taken together, celastrol is identified a novel selective CB2 agonist using a new developed arrestin-based SLCA, and CB2 activation by celastrol reduces the inflammatory response, and prevents the development of dermal fibrosis in bleomycin-induced systemic sclerosis mouse model.


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Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/farmacologia , Receptor CB2 de Canabinoide/agonistas , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/química , Arrestina/metabolismo , Bleomicina/toxicidade , Cálcio/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos/métodos , Fibrose , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Células RAW 264.7 , Escleroderma Sistêmico/induzido quimicamente , Escleroderma Sistêmico/metabolismo , Escleroderma Sistêmico/patologia , Triterpenos/química
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Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol ; 34(1): 101469, 2020 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31973938

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Epidemiological studies reporting demographic, clinical and serological factors predictive of various outcomes in systemic sclerosis (SSc) range from the prediction of mortality to the development and progression of disease manifestations. However, predicting the disease trajectory in the individual patient is a challenging but important step towards a stratified approach to disease management. Recent technological advances provide the opportunity for new subgroupings of disease based on risk stratification, through the systematic analysis of high-dimensional clinical data combined with genes, their transcription products and their corresponding translated proteins. In addition, these variables offer a rich vein of research to identify non-invasive biomarkers for predicting organ involvement and to assess disease activity and response to therapy. Selection of patients with a clinical phenotype or molecular signature relevant to the therapy under study combined with recent efforts to standardise outcome measures, show promise for improving clinical trial design and the identification of effective targeted therapies.


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Escleroderma Sistêmico , Biomarcadores , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Prognóstico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/diagnóstico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Escleroderma Sistêmico/genética
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