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2022 ◽  
Vol 44 (3) ◽  
pp. 185-190
Mona H. Abd Elsamea ◽  
Safaa A. Mahran ◽  
Asmaa N. Badr ◽  
Dalia T. Kamal ◽  
Tayseer M. Khidre

2022 ◽  
Vol 67 (1) ◽  
pp. 23-28
Olumide O. Rowaiye ◽  
Mariusz Kusztal ◽  
Marcelina Zabinska ◽  
Dorota Bartoszek ◽  
Marta Myszka ◽  

Lupus ◽  
2022 ◽  
pp. 096120332110723
Jinjiao Li ◽  
Yanjun Shi ◽  
Wei Zhou

Objective Although the prevalence rate of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is far lower than that of adults, cSLE has a high rate of organ involvement, rapid development and poor prognosis, which is more serious than that in adults. And studies have shown that a wide range of physiological, functional, nerve, and organ damage will have a great impact on the mental health of children. At present, there is no relevant psychological intervention research for cSLE in China. This paper aimed to explore the effect of Sandplay therapy on mental health and disease activity of children with cSLE. Methods Forty childrens with cSLE were randomly divided into control group (CG) and intervention group (IG); the CG were treated with glucocorticoid, immunosuppressant and other drugs, while the IG were treated with Sandplay therapy in addition to drug therapy, at the time of 0, 2, and 4 weeks after initial diagnosis, respectively. The questionnaire evaluation and related clinical indicators of the two groups were compared and analyzed (before psychotherapy intervention) at 0, 2, 4, and 12 weeks after initial diagnosis. Results There was no significant difference between the two groups in the evaluation of questionnaire and related clinical indicators at the time 0, 2 weeks after initial diagnosis respectively. At 12 weeks after the intervention, the score of Short version of the Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI-S) in the IG was significantly lower than that in the CG, the score of The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) scale in the IG was significantly lower than that in the CG, and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL 4.0) showed that the scores of social function, school performance, and emotional health of the IG were higher than those of the CG ( p < 0.05), and the clinical indexes of the IG were better than those of the CG ( p < 0.05). Conclusion Sandplay therapy may help to slow down the occurrence and development of anxiety and depression and reduce disease activity in patients with cSLE.

2022 ◽  
Masahiro Nakano ◽  
Mineto Ota ◽  
Yusuke Takeshima ◽  
Yukiko Iwasaki ◽  
Hiroaki Hatano ◽  

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex and heterogeneous autoimmune disease involving multiple immune cells. A major hurdle to the elucidation of SLE pathogenesis is our limited understanding of dysregulated gene expression linked to various clinical statuses with a high cellular resolution. Here, we conducted a large-scale transcriptome study with 6,386 RNA sequencing data covering 27 immune cell types from 159 SLE and 89 healthy donors. We first profiled two distinct cell-type-specific transcriptomic signatures: disease-state and disease-activity signatures, reflecting disease establishment and exacerbation, respectively. We next identified candidate biological processes unique to each signature. This study suggested the clinical value of disease-activity signatures, which were associated with organ involvement and responses to therapeutic agents such as belimumab. However, disease-activity signatures were less enriched around SLE risk variants than disease-state signatures, suggesting that the genetic studies to date may not well capture clinically vital biology in SLE. Together, we identified comprehensive gene signatures of SLE, which will provide essential foundations for future genomic, genetic, and clinical studies.

2022 ◽  
pp. jrheum.210871
Sofia Pazmino ◽  
Anikó Lovik ◽  
René Westhovens ◽  
Patrick Verschueren

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause significant burden to patients. Some of these aspects are directly related to disease activity and are manageable with antirheumatic drugs, whereas others require nonpharmacological interventions.

2022 ◽  
pp. jrheum.211233
Lisa Zickuhr ◽  
Brian F. Mandell

Health disparities in the delivery and outcomes of clinical care exist across the spectrum of patients with rheumatic diseases. In a retrospective analysis of the Corrona registry, patients with rheumatoid arthritis identifying as racial or ethnic minorities achieved lower rates of remission or low disease activity scores and reported poorer functional status compared to White patients.1

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