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  1. Manifestaciones mucocutaneas en pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistemico

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    V. Saurit

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue estudiar en pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES la prevalencia de las lesiones mucocutáneas. Se incluyeron 77 pacientes. Las lesiones mucocutáneas fueron clasificadas en específicas y no específicas. Se definió el fototipo, exposición solar y fotoprotección. Se relacionaron las lesiones con la serología y la actividad de la enfermedad. Las lesiones específicas encontradas fueron: agudas (67.5%, lupus subagudo (6.3% y lesiones crónicas (26.0%. Las lesiones no específicas fueron: alopecia difusa (59%, fotosensibilidad (57%, fenómeno de Raynaud (47%, úlceras orales (16% y livedo reticularis (12%. El fototipo 3 (35% fue predominante; la exposición a las radiaciones ultravioletas fue moderada en 74%. Sólo 47% utilizaron protectores solares. Los anticuerpos anti-Ro se relacionaron en forma significativa con eritema malar, fotosensibilidad, livedo reticularis y alopecia. Los anticuerpos anti-Sm se relacionaron con fenómeno de Raynaud. Todas estas lesiones se observaron con mayor frecuencia en pacientes con enfermedad activa. La prevalencia de las manifestaciones mucocutáneas fue ligeramente más elevada a la informada en otras series. Hubo mayor prevalencia de eritema malar, alopecia difusa, fotosensibilidad y livedo reticularis en pacientes con enfermedad activa y anti-Ro (+ y de fenómeno Raynaud con anti-Sm.(+.The objective was to analyze the prevalence of mucocutaneous lesions in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE. During a 3-year period, we analyzed 77 patients with a diagnosis of SLE. The mucocutaneous lesions were classified into specific and non-specific. We defined skin type, sunlight exposure and photoprotection and correlated these lesions with serology and disease activity. Acute specific lesions were found in 67.5% of the patients, subacute lupus in 6.5% and chronic lesions in 26.0%. The most prevalent non-specific lesions were alopecia (59.7%, photosensitivity (57.1%, Raynaud

  2. CUANDO LAS AFRENTAS SE LAVABAN CON SANGRE: HONOR, MASCULINIDAD Y DUELOS DE ESPADAS EN EL SIGLO XVIII CHILENO

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    Verónica Undurraga Schüler

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo aborda la relación entre honor y prácticas sociales en el siglo XVIII chileno, analizando la figura de los duelos o expresiones de violencia masculina formalizada. Junto con indagar en los mecanismos restitutorios del honor y su vinculación a los fundamentos de una masculinidad tradicional, reflexiona sobre las gamas de manejo social de dicho valor en el período señalado. Teóricamente se rescatan los aportes de la antropología y se hace un balance del tratamiento historiográfico del problema. Desde los registros judiciales se plantea el carácter transversal del honor en términos sociales y se aborda su "doble naturaleza" en cuanto espacio relacional y ámbito de confrontación de los individuos.This works deals with the relationship between honor and social practices in Chile's eighteenth century and analyzes formal duels or expressions of legalized masculine violence. This article explores various manifestations of the social ways used to deal with honor at that time, together with the inquiries about mechanisms used to restore honor and its links with traditional masculinity. Theoretically, this work rescues contributions made by anthropologists and provides an overview of how honor and masculinity have been examined in the historiography. Starting from judicial records, the article considers the transversal character of honor in social terms and approaches its "double significance" as both a relational space for people and as a sphere for the confrontation of individuals.

  3. Lupus

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    What is lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake. This can ... vessels, and brain. There are several kinds of lupus Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common ...

  4. Compromisos organizacionales de los profesores chilenos y su relación con la intención de permanecer en sus escuelas

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    Guillermo Zamora Poblete

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio examina la relación entre los compromisos organizacionales que establecen los profesores chilenos con sus escuelas y la intención de permanecer en ellas. Los compromisos organizacionales se ponderan utilizando el modelo multidimensional propuesto por Allen y Meyer (1990, 1993 y Meyer, Allen y Smith (1993. Este modelo caracteriza tres tipos de compromisos: afectivo, calculativo y normativo. Mediante técnica de regresión logística se identifica el poder explicativo de cada compromiso en la intención de permanencia de los profesores en sus establecimientos. Así mismo, se comparan diversas combinaciones entre los compromisos con el propósito de ubicar el modelo más explicativo. Además, se examinan las diferencias entre establecimientos públicos -municipalizados- y establecimientos privados -particulares subvencionados y particulares pagados-. La muestra está constituida por 539 profesores de enseñanza básica de Santiago de Chile. En términos generales, los resultados indican que el compromiso afectivo explica en mejor medida la intención de permanencia. No obstante, para un mejor ajuste se requiere integrar aspectos normativos a la dimensión afectiva. Por otra parte, se distingue que el compromiso calculativo es relevante, aunque su poder explicativo es significativamente menor que el afectivo.

  5. Expandiendo el espectro mutacional en pacientes chilenos con fibrosis quística Expanding the CFTR mutation spectrum in Chilean patients with cystic fibrosis

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    Marcos Vásquez D

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La fibrosis quística (FQ es una enfermedad con herencia autosómica recesiva, que presenta una incidencia de 1 en 8.000 a 9.000 recién nacidos en Chile. A la fecha se han descrito más de 1.800 mutaciones diferentes en el gen CFTR. El diagnóstico molecular disponible consiste en el análisis de las 36 mutaciones presentes con mayor frecuencia en población caucásica, donde se describe una tasa de detección de un 85%. Sin embargo, en Chile el rendimiento corresponde a un 42%. Por esta razón, hemos iniciado un análisis sistemático en la región codificante del gen CFTR con elfin de identificar los restantes alelos en pacientes chilenos con FQ. Métodos: Análisis por secuenciación de los exones 6,7,14,19y 20, en 48pacientes chilenos del Programa Nacional de FQ. Se incluyeron pacientes con criterios clínicos y de laboratorio de FQ, y con sólo una mutación identificada en el panel de 36 mutaciones. Resultados: Se identificaron 3 mutaciones diferentes que no se analizan en el panel de diagnóstico molecular y que no habían sido reportadas en pacientes chilenos, totalizando 14 casos. Cuatro casos corresponden a una nueva mutación en el exón 14, que produce un corrimiento en el marco de lectura y un codón de término prematuro (c.2462_2463delGT/p.Ser821ArgfsX4. Ocho casos presentan la mutación c.3196C>T en el exón 20, mientras que en 2 casos se encontró la mutación c.3039delC en el exón 19. Ambas mutaciones han sido descritas previamente en otras poblaciones. Discusión: La identificación de estas mutaciones ha incrementado notablemente la tasa de detección obtenida en nuestros pacientes. Esto crea la necesidad de adaptar el análisis molecular inicial en pacientes chilenos con FQ, redundando en un diagnóstico de certeza en gran parte de los casos y permitiendo un adecuado asesoramiento genético para las familias.Introduction: Cystic Fibrosis (CF is an autosomal recessive disease and affects 1 in 8000

  6. Linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central en una paciente con lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    C. N. Pisoni

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una paciente de 36 años con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico tratada con prednisona y ciclofosfamida que se internó por cefalea, hemiparesia y hemianestesia braquiocrural derecha de dos semanas de evolución. Se realizó una tomografía computada y una resonancia magnética nuclear de cerebro que mostraron una lesión nodular frontal izquierda. Se efectuó una biopsia a cielo abierto de la lesión cerebral cuyo diagnóstico histopatológico fue linfoma B de celulas grandes, difuso. Se inició radioterapia, no completó el tratamiento por complicaciones y falleció. Son muy pocos los casos publicados de linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central asociado a lupus eritematoso sistémico.A 36 year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus was admitted to our hospital with headache, brachiocrural hemiparesis and hemianesthesia. She had been treated with prednisone and cyclophosphamide. CT scan and MRI revealed a 15 mm nodular mass enhanced with gadolinium in left frontal convexity. CNS biopsy was performed and a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was diagnosed. She was treated with radiation therapy without response and died. There are few reports of erythematosus systemic lupus associated with primary central nervous system lymphoma.

  7. La inclusión en la educación superior: desde la voz de estudiantes chilenos con discapacidad

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    Salinas Alarcón, Marcela; Lissi, María-Rosa; Medrano Polizzi, Daniela; Zuzulich Pavez, María-Soledad; Hojas Loret, Ana-María

    2013-01-01

    En este artículo se presentan los resultados de un estudio sobre las experiencias en la educación superior de los estudiantes con discapacidad y las principales condiciones que facilitan u obstaculizan el proceso de inclusión. La metodología utilizada fue cualitativa, basada en los principios de la teoría fundamentada. Los participantes entrevistados fueron catorce estudiantes con discapacidad, pertenecientes a dos universidades chilenas. Entre los resultados destacan influencias sociales sig...

  8. Lupus

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    ... ages of 15 and 45. African‑American, Latina, Asian, and Native American women are at greater risk of getting lupus than ... women. Lupus is also more common in Latina, Asian, and Native American women. Men are at a higher risk before puberty ...

  9. CALIDAD DE VIDA RELACIONADA CON LA SALUD EN PACIENTES CON LUPUS ERITEMATOSO SISTÉMICO Y SU RELACIÓN CON DEPRESIÓN, ANSIEDAD Y OPTIMISMO DISPOSICIONAL.

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    Juan Manuel Anaya; Ricardo Pineda; Liliana Abad; Carla Zapata; Japcy Margarita Quiceno; Stefano Vinaccia

    2006-01-01

    La siguiente investigación presenta los resultados de un estudio desarrollado en Colombia sobre la evaluación de la calidad de vida y sus relaciones con la depresión, ansiedad y optimismo disposicional en 32 pacientes con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico de la Clínica Universitaria Bolivariana de la ciudad de Medellín, Colombia. Para evaluar la calidad de vida se utilizó el Cuestionario SF36, la ansiedaddepresión fue evaluada mediante el Cuestionario HAD, y se trabajó con el Cuestio...

  10. Linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central en una paciente con lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    C. N. Pisoni; A. R. Grinberg; J. L. Plana; R. D. Freue; J. A. Manni; Paz, L.

    2003-01-01

    Se presenta una paciente de 36 años con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico tratada con prednisona y ciclofosfamida que se internó por cefalea, hemiparesia y hemianestesia braquiocrural derecha de dos semanas de evolución. Se realizó una tomografía computada y una resonancia magnética nuclear de cerebro que mostraron una lesión nodular frontal izquierda. Se efectuó una biopsia a cielo abierto de la lesión cerebral cuyo diagnóstico histopatológico fue linfoma B de celulas grandes, difus...

  11. Vacunación antineumococo en pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    C. Pisoni

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la respuesta de anticuerpos específicos, aparición de autoanticuerpos y actividad de la enfermedad en pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES luego de la inmunización con vacuna polivalente para neumococo. Se inoculó, con vacuna 23 valente para neumococo, a 37 pacientes con diagnóstico de LES; previamente y a las 12 semanas post vacunación se determinó los autoanticuerpos, el nivel de complemento sérico y la actividad de la enfermedad aplicando el índice SLEDAI y la respuesta de los anticuerpos IgG contra antígenos polisacáridos capsulares. En 30 pacientes (85.7% los anticuerpos duplicaron el valor basal alcanzando de esta manera, el nivel estimado protector. No hubo diferencias estadísticamente significativas en los índices de actividad post vacunación. En conclusión: en esta serie de pacientes lúpicos, la inmunización con vacuna 23 valente no provocó reactivación de la enfermedad, e indujo una adecuada respuesta de anticuerpos en el 85% del grupo. No se registraron efectos adversos generales o locales que motivaran alguna medicación o internación de ningún paciente.The objective of the study was to evaluate antibody response, autoantibodies induction and disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE patients after polyvalent pneumococcal vaccination. SLE patients (n 37 were vaccinated with 23 valent pneumococcal vaccine. Systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index (SLEDAI and specific IgG antibodies against pneumococcus were measured before and after vaccination. After inoculation 30 patients (85.7% duplicated IgG anti pneumococcus baseline value, reaching protective levels of antibodies. We did not find significant differences in disease activity up to three months after vaccination. In conclusion: after vaccination of this lupus population an 85.0% antibody response was obtained, without temporal associated disease flare or any serious adverse event.

  12. Lupus

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    ... help with the pain. Others take antimalarial drugs (medicines first developed to prevent and treat malaria, but that have also been found to help treat lupus). Antimalarial drugs often help treat skin rashes and joint pain. Some ... steroids, medicines that help fight the fatigue and fever that ...

  13. CONSENSO CHILENO DE REHABILITACIÓN RESPIRATORIA EN EL PACIENTE CON EPOC: INTRODUCCIÓN Consensus of Respiratory Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients: Introduction

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    FRANCISCO ARANCIBIA H

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available En Chile y el mundo, la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC es un problema de salud pública, debido a su alta prevalencia, su condición progresiva, el deterioro de la calidad de vida y el gran impacto económico. La rehabilitación respiratoria (RR es un tratamiento multidisciplinario y en los pacientes con EPOC permite intervenir el círculo vicioso que limita la capacidad de ejercicio en estos pacientes. Los objetivos de la RR son: reducir los síntomas, mejorar la tolerancia al ejercicio físico y la calidad de vida. Presentamos el primer Consenso Chileno de Rehabilitación Respiratoria en pacientes con EPOC. Estas guías tienen por objetivo que la RR pueda aplicarse en todo el país, tanto en hospitales como en la atención primaria. Para la elaboración de este documento, un grupo de neumonólogos, kinesiólogos, enfermeras, nutricionistas y psicólogos realizó un análisis sistemático de la evidencia científica disponible hasta diciembre de 20l0. La evidencia fue analizada según el sistema GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation modificado. El consenso se dividió en capítulos los cuales analizan en profundidad cada uno de los tópicos de la RR. Estos incluyen fisiopatologia, evaluación y programas, entrenamiento muscular de: extremidades inferiores, superiores y musculatura inspiratoria, oxígenoterapia, ventilación no invasiva, educación, nutrición, aspectos psicológicos y costo-efectividad.In Chile and the world, the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD is a problem of public health, due to its high prevalence, its progressive condition, the deterioration of the quality of life and its great economic impact. The respiratory rehabilitation (RR is a multidisciplinary treatment and in COPD patients allows to control the vicious circle that limits the capacity of exercise in these patients. The aims of the RR are: to reduce the symptoms, to improve the tolerance to the physical

  14. Morbimortalidad cardiopulmonar en pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    Alicia Aquino Valdovinos

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Los pacientes con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES presentan una elevada morbi-mortalidad asociada a las manifestaciones cardiopulmonares que se desarrollan durante la evolución de la enfermedad. En este sentido, se han descrito dos picos de incidencia de mortalidad de esta enfermedad inmunológica. El primer pico está relacionado a la actividad de la enfermedad y se observa durante los tres primeros años posteriores al diagnóstico. El segundo pico está relacionado principalmente a las complicaciones cardiopulmonares y se presenta entre los 4 y 20 años posteriores al diagnóstico. Si bien la mortalidad temprana ha disminuido gracias a un mayor conocimiento de la fisiopatología de la enfermedad y al uso de terapias inmunosupresoras, la mortalidad tardía presenta un aumento progresivo de su frecuencia a pesar del avance en el manejo terapéutico. El estudio de estas complicaciones se ha convertido en un tema de gran interés debido a su efecto negativo en el pronóstico de los pacientes que las presentan. Algunos estudios epidemiológicos sugieren que los pacientes con LES tienen un mayor riesgo cardiovascular al ser comparados con la población sana. En este sentido, se ha descrito que estos presentan un mayor riesgo de desarrollar eventos cardiovasculares (infarto agudo del miocardio, accidente cerebro vascular y enfermedad arterial periférica en comparación con la población general. De forma asociada, se ha objetivado que la presencia de manifestaciones pleuro-pulmonares (pleuritis lúpica, neumonitis, hemorragia pulmonar, embolismo pulmonar e hipertensión pulmonar aumenta la morbimortalidad de los pacientes con LES. El conocimiento adecuado de las complicaciones cardiopulmonares en los pacientes con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico permitirá realizar un manejo individualizado y por lo tanto más eficaz, permitiendo disminuir la morbilidad asociada a las citadas complicaciones. El objetivo de este

  15. UNIPERSONALIDAD Y SOCIEDAD CON UN SOLO SOCIO; ALCANCES DE SU RECONOCIMIENTO EN LA ESTRUCTURA DOGMÁTICA DEL DERECHO CHILENO Unipersonality And Company With Only One Partner; Some Scope Of His Insertion In De Dogmatic Structure Of Chilean Law

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    Eduardo Jequier Lehuedé

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación surge a partir del definitivo reconocimiento en Chile delfenómeno de la unipersonalidad y, recientemente, de la Sociedad por Acciones -SpA- con un solo socio en su vertiente originaria. Apunta en concreto a explorar el real impacto de la figura unipersonal en la estructura dogmática del derecho chileno y del derecho de sociedades en particular, construida a partir del concepto de sociedad contemplado en el artículo 2053 del Código Civil. Se analiza el origen de la unipersonalidad en el derecho comparado y sus concretas manifestaciones en el derecho chileno vigente, incluida la Empresa Individual de Responsabilidad Limitada -EIRL-, explicando en definitiva la incardinación y los efectos que genera la nueva figura de la sociedad de un solo socio en un sistema positivo inspirado, originariamente al menos, en la noción contractualista de la sociedad en general y en la concepción corporativa tradicional de la sociedad de capital en particular.The present investigation arises from the definitive recognition in Chile of the one man company phenomenon and, recently, of the Stock Company -SpA- with only one partner, in its original aspect. Its objective specifically points out to explore the real impact of this figure in the dogmatic structure of the Chilean law and specially of the company law, built from the concept of a company considered in the article 2053 of the Civil Code. What is being analyzed here is the one man company figure in compared law and its concrete declarations in the current Chilean law, including the Individual Limited Liability Corporation, explaining ultimately the incardination and the possible effects that can arise the one man company figure in a positive system, inspired originally at least, in the contractual sense of the company in general and the traditional corporative conception of the capital company particularly.

  16. La reforma del sistema electoral chileno

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    Mariela Rubano Lapasta

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La modificación del sistema electoral público chileno se ha transformado nuevamente en tema de debate público, después de la Reforma Constitucional de 2005. El Gobierno ha propuesto reformar el sistema electoral, sustituirlo por otro que permita a las minorías tener representación en el Congreso. Se abordan brevemente los sistemas electorales en el derecho comparado, en especial el caso chileno, evaluando las ventajas y desventajas del sistema electoral nacional. Se propone recurrir al mecanismo de primarias a fin de elegir a los candidatos. Se concluye que no hay ningún sistema ideal, importa más las características del sistema político y no tanto el método electoral con el cual se eligen a los representantes.

  17. CALIDAD DE VIDA RELACIONADA CON LA SALUD EN PACIENTES CON LUPUS ERITEMATOSO SISTÉMICO Y SU RELACIÓN CON DEPRESIÓN, ANSIEDAD Y OPTIMISMO DISPOSICIONAL.

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    Juan Manuel Anaya

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available La siguiente investigación presenta los resultados de un estudio desarrollado en Colombia sobre la evaluación de la calidad de vida y sus relaciones con la depresión, ansiedad y optimismo disposicional en 32 pacientes con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico de la Clínica Universitaria Bolivariana de la ciudad de Medellín, Colombia. Para evaluar la calidad de vida se utilizó el Cuestionario SF36, la ansiedaddepresión fue evaluada mediante el Cuestionario HAD, y se trabajó con el Cuestionario DIOP para medir optimismo. El estudio evidenció que los pacientes perciben una calidad de vida favorable en todas las dimensiones que conforman el cuestionario SF36, no se encontraron niveles clínicamente significativos de ansiedad-depresión, y por último se encontró alta predisposición hacia el optimismo.

  18. Contraception in women with systemic erythematosus lupus = Anticoncepción en mujeres con lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    Luis Alonso González Naranjo

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The use of contraceptives, particularly of those containing estrogens by women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, has been thought to carry risks such as disease exacerbation, thrombosis and other adverse effects. However, the available evidence suggests that many women with SLE, particularly those with stable disease, are not at increased risk of disease flare while taking oral contraceptives and therefore can be good candidates for most contraceptive methods, including the hormonal ones. Contrariwise, women with positive antiphospholipid antibodies are at increased risk of arterial and venous thrombosis and therefore the use of combined hormonal contraceptive methods should be avoided in them.

  19. Vivencia-expresión de la rabia y razones para vivir en un grupo de pacientes chilenos con riesgo suicida

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    Susana Morales

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio profundiza en factores de riesgo y protectores de la conducta suicida, comparando 676 consultantes a salud mental con cuadro depresivo, con y sin riesgo suicida, en 3 centros de salud de la Región Metropolitana de Chile. La muestra se dividió en: I sin conducta suicida (n = 354, y II con conducta suicida actual (n = 321. El grupo con conducta suicida fue subdividido en: a ideación suicida, sin intento de suicidio (n = 165; b intento de suicidio de baja gravedad (n = 71, y c intento de suicidio de alta gravedad (n = 85. Se estudió la vivencia y la expresión de la rabia (STAXI-2 y las razones para vivir (RFL. Se realizaron análisis descriptivos y de correlación. El grupo sin conducta suicida mostró una experiencia y expresión de la rabia más funcional y más importancia a más razones para vivir. El subgrupo con ideación suicida mostró mayor disfuncionalidad en sobrecontrol de la rabia. Se destacan como razones para vivir el no querer dañar a los hijos ni causar sufrimiento a la familia. También se resalta como factor protector la creencia en las propias capacidades de afrontamiento. Los resultados contribuyen a la prevención y el tratamiento de consultantes con riesgo suicida.

  20. Síndrome de Devic asociado con lupus eritematoso sistémico. Descripción de un caso

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    Juan Camilo Botero; Alejandro García; Juliana Hidalgo

    2007-01-01

    El síndrome de Devic es una las enfermedades desmielinizantes del sistema nervioso central, de etiología desconocida. Se relaciona mucho con el lupus eritematoso sistémico siendo una complicación rara y grave. Este síndrome se presenta como mielitis transversa de compromiso a nivel cervical y neuritis óptica. Se describe el caso de de una paciente de 32 años, que se presentó al servicio de urgencias por dolor en región torácica, pérdida de la fuerza muscular progresiva en los miembros inferio...

  1. Radiologically detectable musculoskeletal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus; Afectacion musculoesquelitca con expresion radiologica en el lupus eritematoso sistemico

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    Jimenez, M. M.; Manjon, P.; Diaz de Bustamante, T.; Galindo, M.; Buj, M. J.; Cabezudo, J. [Hospital Doce de Octubre de Madrid (Spain)

    2000-07-01

    We show a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that can be detected by radiological examination. We determined the indications of different imaging techniques in the diagnosis and follow-up of this disease. We reviewed the clinical and radiological histories of 37 patients diagnosed as having SLE on the basis of serological and musculoskeletal criteria. We assessed the personal data of each patient, the association of the disease with autoimmune processes, serology, treatment and radiological findings using plain X ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR). Of the 37 cases reviewed, only ten presented changes in one or more of the imaging studies performed. the most common radiological finding was symmetric poly arthritis located at different sites. Other signs included avascular necrosis (late and early), inflammation and tendon and/or ligament rupture, nonerosive deforming arthropathies , soft tissue calcifications and arthritis (staphylococcal and tuberculous). A direct correlation was established between the anticardiolipin antibody titer, steroid doses and avascular necrosis. In SLE, radiologically detectable osteoarticular lesions are uncommon. Symmetric polyarthritis is the earliest lesion and that occurring most frequently. Other signs do not appear as often, with the exception of osteonecrosis, which usually occurs late. It developed early and was unusually aggressive in two youths with elevated anticardiolipin antibody titers and substantial systemic involvement in our series. The contributions of ultrasound and MR in the assessment of musculoskeletal involvement in SLE are especially relevant in the study of inflammations and tendon rupture and in the management of avascular necrosis, respectively. (Author) 17 refs.

  2. Síndrome de Devic asociado con lupus eritematoso sistémico. Descripción de un caso

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    Juan Camilo Botero

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de Devic es una las enfermedades desmielinizantes del sistema nervioso central, de etiología desconocida. Se relaciona mucho con el lupus eritematoso sistémico siendo una complicación rara y grave. Este síndrome se presenta como mielitis transversa de compromiso a nivel cervical y neuritis óptica. Se describe el caso de de una paciente de 32 años, que se presentó al servicio de urgencias por dolor en región torácica, pérdida de la fuerza muscular progresiva en los miembros inferiores, pérdida del control del esfínter urinario y disminución de la agudeza visual. También relató antecedentes de lupus eritematoso sistémico. Al examen físico se encontró atrofia y palidez del disco óptico derecho, disminución en la fuerza muscular 3/5 en miembros superiores e inferiores, alteración en la sensibilidad y propiocepción de extremidades inferiores. La resonancia magnética mostró hallazgos sugestivos de mielitis transversa de C2 a C6. En el laboratorio se encontraron anticuerpos anticardiolipina elevados y anticuerpos antinucleares: 1:320. Se manejó con esteroides, hubo notable mejoría en los síntomas y se le dio de alta al sexto día, con tratamiento ambulatorio. Los hallazgos al examen físico, laboratorio e imagenología permitieron hacer el diagnóstico de síndrome de Devic. Con base en la revisión bibliográfica, se concluye que este síndrome es poco frecuente; sin embargo, se debe tener en cuenta como posible diagnóstico en todo paciente con antecedentes de lupus eritematoso sistémico y síntomas compatibles.

  3. Factores de riesgo relacionados con lupus eritematoso sistémico en población mexicana Risk factors associated with systemic lupus erythematosus in Mexican population

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    Abraham Zonana-Nacach

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar los factores de riesgo asociados con el desarrollo de lupus eritematoso sistémico en población mexicana. Material y métodos. Estudio de casos y controles, efectuado en junio de 1996 en el Departamento de Reumatología del Hospital de Especialidades del Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI (HE CMN, del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, de la Ciudad de México. Se estudiaron 130 pacientes (casos que presentaban cuatro o más criterios de clasificación de lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES y con una evolución de la enfermedad menor de cinco años. Los controles fueron pacientes hospitalizados por enfermedades agudas no autoinmunes. Fueron pareados 1:1 por edad y sexo; ambos grupos se evaluaron a través de una entrevista directa y la aplicación de un cuestionario estructurado. Se estudiaron los siguientes factores de riesgo: genéticos (historia familiar de LES o enfermedad de tejido conjuntivo, sociodemográficos (raza, lugar de residencia, educación, ingreso mensual; hormonales (anticonceptivos orales, terapia hormonal de remplazo y ginecobstétricos; ambientales (productos para el cabello, cohabitación con perros, infecciones, alergias. El análisis estadístico fue hecho con razón de momios (RM IC 95% y regresión logística. Resultados. El análisis estadístico multivariado mostró asociación con el antecedente familiar de LES (RM 4.2, IC 95% 1.17-15.2 u otra ETC (RM 2.6, IC 95% 1.15-4.5, uso de anticonceptivos orales por más de un año (RM 2.1, IC 95% 1.13-4.3, faringoamigdalitis de repetición (RM 2.1, IC 95% 1.18 - 3.6 y fármacos (RM 5.0, IC 95% 1.62 - 21.6. No hubo relación con factores socieconómicos, el uso de productos para el cabello, con asma o con antecedentes alérgicos. Conclusiones. Factores genéticos como el antecedente heredo-familiar de LES o enfermedad de tejido conjuntivo en familiares de primer grado continúan siendo factores importantes en el desarrollo de LES. Otros factores de riesgo

  4. Tendencias y Direcciones Del Teatro Chileno Actual

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    Sergio Pereira Poza

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se propone entregar una visión panorámica del teatro contemporáneo en Chile en el contexto de lo que se ha denominado la crisis de la modernidad. A partir de la premisa de que las muestras tendenciales del teatro de hoy son el resultado del proceso de revisión que vive la cultura de la modernidad, el trabajo se ocupa, primeramente, de examinar las características que presenta en el mundo occidental el recusamiento de la modernidad y sus reflejos en el teatro actual y en el nuevo teatro chileno. En un segundo momento, se estudian los términos con los que nuestro teatro responde a la crisis en desarrollo, proponiendo las tres direcciones que muestra la práctica escénica contemporánea en Chile: Teatro Verbal, Teatro Espectáculo y Teatro Gestual

  5. Factores de riesgo relacionados con lupus eritematoso sistémico en población mexicana

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    Zonana-Nacach Abraham

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar los factores de riesgo asociados con el desarrollo de lupus eritematoso sistémico en población mexicana. Material y métodos. Estudio de casos y controles, efectuado en junio de 1996 en el Departamento de Reumatología del Hospital de Especialidades del Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI (HE CMN, del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, de la Ciudad de México. Se estudiaron 130 pacientes (casos que presentaban cuatro o más criterios de clasificación de lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES y con una evolución de la enfermedad menor de cinco años. Los controles fueron pacientes hospitalizados por enfermedades agudas no autoinmunes. Fueron pareados 1:1 por edad y sexo; ambos grupos se evaluaron a través de una entrevista directa y la aplicación de un cuestionario estructurado. Se estudiaron los siguientes factores de riesgo: genéticos (historia familiar de LES o enfermedad de tejido conjuntivo, sociodemográficos (raza, lugar de residencia, educación, ingreso mensual; hormonales (anticonceptivos orales, terapia hormonal de remplazo y ginecobstétricos; ambientales (productos para el cabello, cohabitación con perros, infecciones, alergias. El análisis estadístico fue hecho con razón de momios (RM IC 95% y regresión logística. Resultados. El análisis estadístico multivariado mostró asociación con el antecedente familiar de LES (RM 4.2, IC 95% 1.17-15.2 u otra ETC (RM 2.6, IC 95% 1.15-4.5, uso de anticonceptivos orales por más de un año (RM 2.1, IC 95% 1.13-4.3, faringoamigdalitis de repetición (RM 2.1, IC 95% 1.18 - 3.6 y fármacos (RM 5.0, IC 95% 1.62 - 21.6. No hubo relación con factores socieconómicos, el uso de productos para el cabello, con asma o con antecedentes alérgicos. Conclusiones. Factores genéticos como el antecedente heredo-familiar de LES o enfermedad de tejido conjuntivo en familiares de primer grado continúan siendo factores importantes en el desarrollo de LES. Otros factores de riesgo

  6. Prevalencia de dislipidemias en los pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico en el Hospital Clínico Regional de Concepción.

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    Michelle Vinet M.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: El lupus eritematoso sistémico es considerado un factor de riesgo cardiovascular. En estos pacientes es frecuente hallar dislipidemias. La terapia corticoesteroide favorece las alteraciones lipídicas. HIPÓTESIS: Los pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico presentan hipercolesterolemia, hipertrigliceridemia o ambos, en mayor proporción que la población general. OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia de dislipidemias en los pacientes diagnosticados de lupus eritematoso sistémico y controlados en el policlínico de reumatología del Hospital Clínico Regional de Concepción. MATERIAL Y MÉTODO: Estudio descriptivo transversal en pacientes diagnosticados de lupus eritematoso sisté-mico, y que se han controlado durante el 2010 en el policlínico de reumatología. Las variables estudiadas fueron: sexo, edad, hipercolesterolemia, hipertrigliceridemia, dosis/ tiempo de uso de corticoides e hidroxicloroquina. RESULTADOS: Total de pacientes estudiados (n=154, 88,9% (n=137 mujeres, edad promedio 45,6 + 5 años, 40,9% (n=43 presenta hipertrigliceridemia; 55,2% (n=58 presenta hipercolesterolemia y 65,9% (n=100 presenta ambas alteraciones. Pacientes con evolución menor de 10 años: 50% (n=29 presenta hipercolesterolemia, 34,5% (n=20 presentaba hipertrigliceridemia; con 11-20 años de evolución: 56,25% (n=18 presenta hipercolesterolemia.; 43,75% (n=14 presenta hipertrigliceridemia Con evolución mayor a 20 años: 73,3% (n=11 presenta hipercolesterolemia; 60% (n=9 presentaba hipertrigliceridemia Usuarios de corticoides 89% (n=138 y de hidroxicloroquina 92,4% (n=142. DISCUSIÓN: La principal alteración es hipercolesterolemia. Pacientes con más años de evolución presentan mayor número de dislipidemias. La mayoría son usuarios de corticoides. Concluimos que la prevalencia de dislipidemias es más frecuente en pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico que la población general. Mientras más años de evolución, se aprecia mayor

  7. Co-detección de Patógenos Periodontales en Pacientes Chilenos con Periodontitis Crónica Co-detection of Periodontal Pathogens in Chilean Patients with Chronic Periodontitis

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    C Mujica Troncoso

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Las enfermedades periodontales asociadas a la placa dental son un importante problema de salud pública. La etiología de estas patologías es de origen multifactorial e involucra factores del hospedero, medio ambiente y de carácter infeccioso asociados a bacterias embebidas en la placa dental. Las principales bacterias asociadas a la periodontitis crónica son Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola y Tannerella forsythia, mientras que Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans se ha asociado principalmente a la periodontitis agresiva. Otro microorganismo clave en el desarrollo de la enfermedad es Fusobacterium nucleatum, el cual tiene la capacidad de co-agregarse con los patógenos periodontales y así facilitar su colonización. Para demostrar la prevalencia de estas bacterias, la co-detección y la asociación entre pacientes chilenos fumadores y no fumadores, se analizaron 67 muestras mediante PCR convencional. Los resultados mostraron que un 90% de las muestras fueron positivas para F. nucleatum, siendo la bacteria más detectada. Al analizar la co-detección entre las distintas bacterias se observa que F nucleatum está presente en más de un 80% de los casos cuando se detecta cualquiera de las cuatro bacterias restantes, mientas que A. actinomycetemcomitans se detecta en no más de un 20% al amplificar cualquiera de las bacterias restantes. Por otra parte, los resultados por género indican que existen diferencias significativas en la detección de T. forsythia, F. nucleatum y A. actinomycetemcomitans. Al considerar el factor de tabaquismo se observó que ninguna de las muestras de pacientes fumadores resultó ser positiva para A. actinomycetemcomitans.Periodontal disease associated with dental plaque is a major public health problem. The etiology of these disorders is multifactorial involved seeing host factors, environmental factors and infectious nature associated with the presence of bacteria belonging to the plaque. The main

  8. Miocardiopatía Dilatada en paciente con Lupus Eritematoso Sisté- mico. Reporte de un caso.

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    Enzo Serri S

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: El Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico (LES es una enfermedad autoinmune de etiología desconocida, cuyo cuadro clínico incluye diversas manifestaciones cardiovasculares, las que se pueden presentar entre el 50 y 60% de los pacientes. La miocarditis es infrecuente (10%, pudiendo evolucionar tanto a miocardiopatía dilatada como a la mejoría. PRESENTACIÓN DEL CASO: Mujer de 40 años con antecedentes de LES diagnosticado el año 2008 y hospitalización anterior por cuadro de síndrome nefrótico, consulta en la urgencia del Hospital Guillermo Grant Benavente el por cuadro clínico de dos semanas de evolución caracterizado por disnea de mínimo esfuerzo, oliguria y edema continuo de extremidades inferiores. Destacan dentro de sus exámenes de ingreso: creatinina de 1,8 mg/dl, PCR 5; radiografía de tórax muestra cardiomegalia. Se hospitaliza en servicio de medicina interna para manejo. Evoluciona con mayor disnea y dolor torácico, por lo que se realiza ecocardiograma que revela miocardiopatía dilatada y disfunción sistólica severa. Se añade al tratamiento esteroidal previo, furosemida, carvedilol, enalapril y bolos de metilprednisolona y ciclofosfamida. Paciente evoluciona satisfactoriamente, con disminución de la disnea y leve edema de las extremidades inferiores, aunque permanece con valores de creatinina alterados. Luego de un mes es dada de alta. DISCUSIÓN: Señalamos que la miocardiopatía dilatada es una complicación infrecuente del LES, y si bien es cierto es la principal explicación para el cuadro clínico de insuficiencia cardiaca en esta paciente, no explica por si sola la sintomatología, considerando el antecedente de compromiso renal.

  9. Endoftalmitis endógena por Nocardia asteroides en un paciente con lupus eritematoso sistémico Endogenous Nocardia asteroides endophthalmitis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

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    David E. Pelayes; Daniel Colombero; Joaquín M. Gioino; Jorge O. Zárate; Gustavo Piantoni

    2004-01-01

    Se describe un caso de endoftalmitis endógena por nocardia en un varón de 32 años con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico. El paciente desarrolló compromiso pulmonar y ocular luego de meses de tratamiento con corticoides y ciclofosfamida. La infección intraocular, de rápida evolución a fístula escleral, recibió tratamiento con vitrectomía, lensectomía y terapia antibacteriana intravítrea y endovenosa. Se aislaron colonias de Nocardia asteroides a partir de material vítreo y aspirado br...

  10. Endoftalmitis endógena por Nocardia asteroides en un paciente con lupus eritematoso sistémico Endogenous Nocardia asteroides endophthalmitis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

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    David E. Pelayes

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Se describe un caso de endoftalmitis endógena por nocardia en un varón de 32 años con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico. El paciente desarrolló compromiso pulmonar y ocular luego de meses de tratamiento con corticoides y ciclofosfamida. La infección intraocular, de rápida evolución a fístula escleral, recibió tratamiento con vitrectomía, lensectomía y terapia antibacteriana intravítrea y endovenosa. Se aislaron colonias de Nocardia asteroides a partir de material vítreo y aspirado bronquioloalveolar. El ojo afectado evolucionó a ptisis bulbi y fue posteriormente eviscerado, y se realizó el estudio histopatológico.We report a case of endogenous nocardial endophthalmitis in a 32-year-old man with systemic lupus erythematosus. The patient developed pulmonary and ocular disease while on systemic corticosteroid and cyclophosphamide treatment. The intraocular infection progressed to a scleral fistula, and was treatead with pars plana vitrectomy, lensectomy, intravitreous and intravenous antibacterial therapy. The diagnosis of Nocardia asteroides was made by isolation and growth of colonies from samples of a vitreous specimen and bronchioloalveolar aspirates. The eye became phthisical, it was eviscerated, and histopathogical examination was carried out.

  11. Representaciones Sociales de los Chilenos Acerca del 11 de Septiembre de 1973 y su Relación con la Convivencia Cotidiana y con la Identidad Chilena Chileans Social Representations About September Eleventh 1973 and its Relationship With Daily Living Together and Chilean Identity

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    María Isabella Prado

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available El 11 de septiembre de 1973 es una fecha de profunda significación en Chile. Su vigencia muestra que, al hablar de las representaciones sociales y los efectos actuales del 11, se está haciendo referencia a contenidos de un momento específico dentro de un proceso. Se abordó este trabajo desde la perspectiva teórica de las representaciones sociales, entendidas como una elaboración colectiva, intersubjetiva, posible a través de la comunicación y que se constituye en una manera de interpretar y aprehender la realidad cotidiana (Jodelet, 1984; Wagner & Elejabarrieta, 1994. Los elementos valorativos, afectivos, simbólicos y cognitivos con que se mira el 11, construyen realidades intersubjetivas que influyen en el modo de relacionarse de las personas, afectando la convivencia cotidiana e interviniendo en el modo de ser y de sentirse chileno.September eleventh of 1973 is a very important historical date in Chile. Its standing in social life shows that by talking about social representations and today effects of September eleventh, we are talking about a specific moment of a current process. The theory of social representations was chosen for this project, understanding those as a collective, intersubjective construction, made possible through communication and becoming a way of interpreting and understanding reality (Jodelet, 1984; Wagner & Elejabarrieta, 1994. The valorative, affective, symbolic and cognitive elements through which September eleventh is looked at, help building intersubjective realities that influence not only the way people relate to each other, affecting how they live together, but also influence the way of being and feeling Chilean.

  12. Violencia y videojuegos en adolescentes chilenos y mexicanos.

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    Patricia Martínez Lanz

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la presente investigación fue analizar la relación entre los niveles de violencia y el uso de videojuegos en adolescentes mexicanos y chilenos. Se utilizó una muestra no probabilística de 100 adolescentes, 50 de nacionalidad Mexicana y 50 de nacionalidad Chilena. Con un rango de edad de 12 a 18 años. El instrumento tuvo una serie de preguntas cerradas acerca de la conducta cotidiana del uso de videojuegos, para evaluar la violencia se aplicó un instrumento de 15 reactivos que miden las siguientes dimensiones: agresión verbal, agresión física, humillación y respeto. En cuanto a los niveles de agresión se diseñó una escala de 13 reactivos, tipo Likert con cuatro opciones de respuesta que van de Nunca a Siempre. Los resultados mostraron relaciones significativas entre los niveles de violencia y el uso de videojuegos; además, se encontraron algunas diferencias en éstas variables entre las dos muestras (México y Chile, en donde los adolescentes mexicanos mostraron niveles más altos en violencia y agresión en comparación con los chilenos.

  13. Lupus - resources

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    Resources - lupus ... The following organizations are good resources for information on systemic lupus erythematosus : The Lupus Foundation of America -- www.lupus.org The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal ...

  14. El amparo constitucional contra los actos de la administración del Estado en Iberoamérica: un análisis comparado con el recurso de protección chileno

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    Juan Carlos Ferrada Bórquez

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo los autores realizan un estudio comparativo entre el Recurso de Protección chileno y los procesos de amparo de derechos fundamentales en los ordenamientos mexicano, argentino y español, en particular contra actos de los órganos de la Administración del Estado. Para ello se aborda, en primer lugar, el estudio de algunos aspectos generales de estos procedimientos judiciales; luego se analiza las situaciones jurídicas subjetivas objeto de amparo en cada caso y la actividad administrativa sujeta a este control jurídico; posteriormente, se estudian las diversas pretensiones que se pueden deducir contra la Administración del Estado en este tipo de procedimientos; finalmente, se analizan algunos aspectos concretos del procedimiento dispuesto para el Amparo. Este análisis permite distinguir estos procesos de amparo de los procedimientos ordinarios de control contencioso administrativo, estableciendo sus relaciones y diferencias conceptuales en el Derecho comparadoThis article offers a comparative study of the Chilean recourse about violation of constitutional rights and their equivalents in the Mexican, Argentine and Spanish constitutional systems, with particular reference to the complaints against the administrative decisions. After a general overview of these judicial procedures, the article proceeds to analyze the legal cases for which the recourse is granted, and the types of administrative decisions subject to this control. Next, we study the different kinds of petitions available to complainants. Finally, procedural matters are analyzed in more detail. A distinction is proposed between these constitutional recourses and the ordinary control procedures against administrative decisions, and their relationships, and conceptual differences, are explored in light of Comparative Law

  15. La reforma del sistema electoral chileno

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    Mariela Rubano Lapasta

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    La modificación del sistema electoral público chileno se ha transformado nuevamente en tema de debate público, después de la Reforma Constitucional de 2005. El Gobierno ha propuesto reformar el sistema electoral, sustituirlo por otro que permita a las minorías tener representación en el Congreso. Se abordan brevemente los sistemas electorales en el derecho comparado, en especial el caso chileno, evaluando las ventajas y desventajas del sistema electoral nacional. Se propone ...

  16. Manifestaciones cutáneas de lupus eritematoso sistémico temprano y correlación con la actividad sistémica = Cutaneous manifestations of early systemic lupus erythematosus and correlation with systemic activity

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    Velásquez Franco, Carlos Jaime

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Las manifestaciones cutáneas del lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES son heterogéneas (espe­cíficas e inespecíficas. Poco se sabe acerca de la relación entre estas manifestaciones y la actividad clínica e inmunológica de la enfermedad en sus etapas iniciales. Se llevó a cabo un estudio de corte transversal en 34 pacientes con LES temprano. Se encontró una asociación significativa entre alopecia e hipocomplementemia C3 (p = 0,021, hipocomplementemia C4 (p < 0,001 y anti-Sm (p = 0,011; entre eritema malar y anti-Ro (p = 0,037 y anti-La (p = 0,037; entre fotosensibilidad y anti-RNP (p = 0,037. Se observó una tendencia a la asociación entre úlceras orales e hipocomplementemia C4 (p = 0,064. No hubo asociación entre las ma­nifestaciones cutáneas y la presencia de anti-ADN de doble cadena (anti-ds ADN, anticuerpos anticardiolipinas, anticoagulante lúpico, VDRL falso positivo, leucopenia, trombocitopenia, hipergammaglobulinemia, elevación de la velocidad de sedimentación globular o SLEDAI. Se resalta la importancia de la relación entre las manifestaciones cutáneas inespecíficas de LES (alopecia y fotosensibilidad y la actividad sistémica en pacientes con enfermedad temprana y la clara asociación de estas con hipocomplementemia, un marcador importante de actividad inmunológica.

  17. Lupus Nephritis

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    ... Disease Organizations​​ . (PDF, 345 KB)​​​​​ Alternate Language URL Lupus Nephritis Page Content On this page: What is lupus ... Nutrition Points to Remember Clinical Trials What is lupus nephritis? Lupus nephritis is kidney inflammation caused by systemic ...

  18. Neurological Sequelae of Lupus

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    ... Find People About NINDS NINDS Neurological Sequelae Of Lupus Information Page Synonym(s): Lupus - Neurological Sequelae, Systemic Lupus ... resources from MedlinePlus What are Neurological Sequelae Of Lupus? Lupus (also called systemic lupus erythematosus ) is a ...

  19. Estilos de comportamiento emocional adolescente en el marco de la personalidad eficaz en contextos educativos chilenos

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    Muñoz Rojo, María Isabel

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    Previa adaptación chilena del cuestionario abreviado de comportamento emocional para adolescentes con todas las características psicométricas requeridas se obtiene ocho perfiles tipológicos modales en contextos adolescentes chilenos en función de cuatro dimensiones: Tendencia agrsesiva, rechazo social, procupación social y expresión afectiva. La dimensión tendencia agresiva divide a los ocho tipos en dos grupos homogéneos: cuatro con tendencia agresiva por encima de la media y cuatro por deba...

  20. Características hematológicas y patológicas de cerdos inoculados experimentalmente con el aislado chileno del virus síndrome respiratorio y reproductivo porcino Haematological and pathological findings of pigs experimentally inoculated with a Chilean isolate of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus

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    E Ramírez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se planteó con el fin de caracterizar las manifestaciones hematológicas y lesiones de cerdos inoculados con el aislado chileno del vPRRS. Se utilizaron 12 cerdos de 3 semanas de edad divididos en 4 grupos de 3 animales cada uno, uno de los cuales correspondió al grupo control que fueron sacrificados a los 0 días postinoculación (dpi, y los 3 grupos restantes a los cerdos inoculados que fueron sacrificados a los 7, 14 y 21 dpi. Durante cada muestreo se recolectó sangre para hemogramas y al sacrificio se determinaron las lesiones macroscópicas y se tomaron muestras para frotis de médula ósea y para histopatología. Los resultados de este estudio revelaron alteraciones hematológicas caracterizadas por descenso del volumen globular (PThe aims of this study were to characterize the haematological and bone marrow changes, gross and microscopic lesions of pigs experimentally inoculated with the Chilean isolate of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Twelve 3-week-old pigs were divided in 4 groups of 3, one of which corresponded to the negative control group sacrificed at 0 days post-inoculation (dpi, and the 3 remaining groups corresponded to the inoculated pigs sacrificed at 7, 14 and 21 dpi. For each sampling period blood was collected for complete haemograme and at the necropsy time gross lesions were registered and samples for both bone marrow smears and histopathology were taken. The results of this study revealed haematological alterations characterized by a significant reduction (P<0.05 in the haematocrit and a significant increase (P<0.05 in the total leukocyte count associated with an increase in the monocytes and baciliforms. The bone marrow did not show significant variations in the ratio of myeloid to erythroid cells (P0.05. At the same time, the gross lesions were mild and mainly characterized by the presence of conjunctivitis, periocular edema and a slight increase in the size of the lymph

  1. Eugenesia: Ciencia y religión. Una aproximación al caso chileno

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    Marcelo Sánchez Delgado

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    Full Text Available El trabajo tiene como objetivo investigar las relaciones de continuidad y tensión entre el proyecto moderno, el pensamiento religioso y la propuesta eugénica en el contexto chileno. El trabajo inicia con una reflexión general sobre las relaciones entre eugenesia y religión en el contexto moderno, para luego abordar fuentes primarias que incluyen textos de médicos y abogados chilenos de la primera mitad del siglo XX. El resultado fundamental del trabajo demuestra que el debate del pensamiento eugénico en el contexto nacional no estuvo ajeno a las fuerzas religiosas, utópicas y mistificantes que tendían a ver la eugenesia como la religión del futuro y como un pensamiento de vanguardia, alternativo y crítico del cristianismo. Por otra parte, destaca también como resultado del trabajo, una aproximación y revalorización de las relaciones entre catolicismo y eugenesia en el contexto chileno.

  2. Derecho a la educación. Su contenido esencial en el derecho chileno

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    Juan Carlos Flores Rivas

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza los elementos esenciales del derecho a la educación en el Derecho Chileno, situando al educando en el centro de todo el proceso educacional. De este modo, se estudia el derecho y el deber de los padres a educar a sus hijos, eligiendo el establecimiento educacional que estimen conveniente para el mejor desarrollo de sus habilidades. Asimismo, se analiza el deber del Estado de diseñar un régimen gratuito para la educación obligatoria, con la finalidad de permitir el acceso a los niveles educativos obligatorios de toda la población.

  3. Aporte de vitaminas y minerales por grupo de alimentos en estudiantes universitarios chilenos

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    Samuel Durán Agüero; Susanne Reyes García; María Cristina Gaete

    2013-01-01

    Introducción: La etapa universitaria es un proceso en el cual las personas pasan por periodos prolongados de inactividad física y horarios irregulares de comidas, lo que conlleva al incremento en el consumo de alimentos procesados y de comida rápida. Objetivo: Fue determinar el aporte vitaminas y minerales por grupo de alimentos en la alimentación de estudiantes universitarios. Métodos: Se trabajó con una muestra de 654 estudiantes universitarios chilenos (18-24 años, 54% mujeres), a quienes ...

  4. Diagnostico institucional del sistema de pensiones chileno y propuesta de recomendaciones

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    Fernando Grafe

    2006-01-01

    Este informe presenta la reforma y la transición del sistema previsional chileno. Incluye un análisis del impacto sobre las cuentas fiscales y la cobertura del sistema civil y el problema de las densidades de cotización. El Decreto Ley n.º 3500, de 1980, con entrada en vigor el 1 de enero de 1983, también introdujo una profunda transformación en el diseño institucional de los distintos esquemas de pensiones en Chile. El documento detalla el diseño institucional. Además, se comentan las disfun...

  5. LA JUSTICIA AMBIENTAL EN EL ORDENAMIENTO JURÍDICO AMBIENTAL CHILENO

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    Dominique Hervé Espejo; Sebastián Rebolledo

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo desarrolla la noción de justicia ambiental y sus elementos configurativos. En virtud de aquel marco se revisan dos instituciones jurídicas del ordenamiento jurídico ambiental chileno, con el objeto de evaluar si en las normas que las consagran se incorporan o reflejan dichos elementos. Los instrumentos jurídicos analizados son la participación ciudadana en el Sistema de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental y la Evaluación Ambiental Estratégica.

  6. UN ANÁLISIS SINCRÓNICO DEL VOSEO VERBAL CHILENO Y RIOPLATENSE

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    Julia M Baquero Velásquez

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Se cuestiona el enfoque tradicional de los voseos chileno y rioplatense, el cual deriva ambos de las formas verbales correspondientes a vosotros, usando por lo menos seis reglas distintas, incluidos tres procesos de monoptongación que carecen de toda motivación fonológica. En contrapartida, se argumenta que las formas verbales de dichos voseos no se derivan sincrónicamente de las formas de la segunda persona plural, sino de representaciones subyacentes coincidentes con las de la segunda persona singular no honorífica. Con ello, la teoría requiere del uso de una sola regla especial para el voseo chileno, la cual permite derivar todas las formas verbales del caso, en conjunción con otras reglas que tienen justificación independiente en la lengua. La propuesta se enmarca dentro del formalismo de la fonología generativa clásica. Todas las formas de ambos voseos han sido documentadas en el corpus CORDE de la RAE, el uso de internautas y las intuiciones lingüísticas de los autores.

  7. Un análisis sincrónico del voseo verbal chileno y rioplatense

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    Julia M. Baquero Velásquez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Se cuestiona el enfoque tradicional de los voseos chileno y rioplatense, el cual deriva ambos de las formas verbales correspondientes a vosotros, usando por lo menos seis reglas distintas, incluidos tres procesos de monoptongación que carecen de toda motivación fonológica. En contrapartida, se argumenta que las formas verbales de dichos voseos no se derivan sincrónicamente de las formas de la segunda persona plural, sino de representaciones subyacentes coincidentes con las de la segunda persona singular no honorífica. Con ello, la teoría requiere del uso de una sola regla especial para el voseo chileno, la cual permite derivar todas las formas verbales del caso, en conjunción con otras reglas que tienen justificación independiente en la lengua. La propuesta se enmarca dentro del formalismo de la fonología generativa clásica. Todas las formas de ambos voseos han sido documentadas en el corpus corde de la rae, el uso de internautas y las intuiciones lingüísticas de los autores.

  8. Gestación exitosa después de exposición inadvertida a ciclofosfamida durante el primer trimestre en una paciente con lupus activo. Reporte de caso = Successful pregnancy after inadvertent exposure to cyclophosphamide in the first trimester in a patient with active lupus. Case report

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    Restrepo Escobar, Mauricio

    2011-01-01

    La ciclofosfamida se debe evitar durante el embarazo por sus efectos teratogénicos reconocidos. Los embriones o fetos de madres que requieren el uso de ciclofosfamida, o que se exponen inadvertidamente a la misma, tienen usualmente un desenlace adverso. En muy raras ocasiones se han informado gestaciones exitosas a pesar del uso de este medicamento durante el embarazo. Presentamos un nuevo caso de gestación exitosa en una mujer con lupus activo renal y neurosiquiátrico quien tuvo exposición a...

  9. Gestación exitosa después de exposición inadvertida a ciclofosfamida durante el primer trimestre en una paciente con lupus activo. Reporte de caso = Successful pregnancy after inadvertent exposure to cyclophosphamide in the first trimester in a patient with active lupus. Case report

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    Restrepo Escobar, Mauricio

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available La ciclofosfamida se debe evitar durante el embarazo por sus efectos teratogénicos reconocidos. Los embriones o fetos de madres que requieren el uso de ciclofosfamida, o que se exponen inadvertidamente a la misma, tienen usualmente un desenlace adverso. En muy raras ocasiones se han informado gestaciones exitosas a pesar del uso de este medicamento durante el embarazo. Presentamos un nuevo caso de gestación exitosa en una mujer con lupus activo renal y neurosiquiátrico quien tuvo exposición a la ciclofosfamida durante el primer trimestre de su gestación.

  10. Living Well with Lupus

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    ... Can lupus affect my friendships? Can lupus cause depression? How will lupus affect my family? How does lupus affect memory? 1 2 3 Next Share This Page Facebook Twitter Email Print Popular Topics living well nutrition ...

  11. Heart disease characteristics in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus = Características de la afección cardíaca de los pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    Santiago Patiño Giraldo

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE is an autoimmune disease characterized by periods of activity and remission in which any organ can be affected. Cardiovascular involvement represents an important cause of mortality in SLE patients after infections. Indeed, valvular involvement in a patient with cutaneous lupus is considered the first sign of a systemic condition. These patients may have an isolated condition in the pericardium, myocardium, endocardium, valves and vascular bed or an overall involvement. Cardiac alterations may be present in more than 50% of patients at any stage of disease progression, especially in men, who have a higher risk of cardiovascular disorders. This paper is a review of the characteristics of cardiac involvement in SLE patients and its clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment.

  12. Capacidad predictiva de la autoeficacia académica sobre las dimensiones del autoconcepto en una muestra de adolescentes chilenos

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    García-Fernández, J.M.; Díaz-Herrero, A. (Ángela); Inglés, C.J. (Cándido J.); Torregrosa, M.S. (María Soledad); Lagos-San-Martín, N. (Nelly); Gonzálvez, C. (Carolina)

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la capacidad predictiva de la autoefi cacia académica sobre las dimensiones del autoconcepto en una muestra de 860 estudiantes chilenos. El análisis de regresión logística reveló que la autoefi cacia académica fue un predictor positivo y signifi cativo de las escalas académicas (Matemáticas, Verbal y Académica General), no académicas (Habilidades Físicas, Apariencia Física, Relaciones con el Sexo Opuesto, Relaciones con el Mi...

  13. Lupus nephritis

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    ... American College of Rheumatology Guidelines for Screening, Case Definition, Treatment and Management of Lupus Nephritis. Arthritis Care ... M. is also a founding member of Hi-Ethics and subscribes to the principles of the Health ...

  14. La propiedad intelectual en el derecho tributario chileno y español. Un estudio comparado

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    Arellano Quiroz, Marco Antonio

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    [ES]La tesis estudia la Tributación de la Propiedad Intelectual, para lo cual, utiliza la comparación entre el sistema Español y Chileno. Se inicia con el estudio de la naturaleza jurídica de la propiedad intelectual, luego el análisis económico de su objeto más directo, el avance técnico y posteriormente la revisión de las disposiciones tributarias en Chile y España, para terminar con la revisión de Convenio de Doble Imposición que une a nuestros dos países.

  15. Are There Various Forms of Lupus?

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    ... lupus Understanding lupus Are there various forms of lupus? Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systemic lupus is the most common form ... and tissues at “ Lupus and the Body ”. Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus This form of lupus is limited to ...

  16. multiniveles de demanda. Un caso ilustrativo chileno

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    Fernando Rojas Zúñiga

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El sistema de abastecimiento de medicamentos en atención primaria de salud en Chile posee un únicoproveedor a nivel nacional y no considera multiniveles de demanda para el cálculo del aprovisionamiento,generando superávit de inventario. El presente trabajo propone una política de abastecimiento de revisiónperiódica mediante un pronóstico probabilístico de demanda, modelando su estructura de dependenciaen forma individual y mediante cópulas bivariadas, coordinando los multiniveles y minimizando loscostos. El estudio se llevó a cabo en una muestra de 104 medicamentos abastecidos durante 3 a˜nos en uncentro de salud familiar chileno. Los resultados generados muestran que la política propuesta disminuiríasemanalmente en un 8,22% los costos de compra, en un 95,47% los costos de ordenar y en un 54,6% loscostos totales.© 2015 Universidad ICESI. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. Este es un artículo Open Access bajo lalicencia CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

  17. Sagitta chilensis nueva especie de quetognato en fiordos australes chilenos (Chaetognatha, Aphragmophora, Sagittidae) Sagitta chilensis a new species of chaetognath in Chilean fjords (Chaetognatha, Aphragmophora, Sagittidae)

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    Francisco Villenas; Sergio Palma

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    Se describe por primera vez una nueva especie de quetognato del orden Aphragmophora, Sagitta chilensis n. sp., colectada en fiordos australes chilenos. Se analizaron 1065 ejemplares colectados entre la boca del Guafo y el canal Pulluche en noviembre de 2002. Estos ejemplares presentaron marcadas diferencias morfológicas con otras especies afines, como estructuras puntiagudas en el collarete y aletas, forma de aletas anteriores y posteriores, posición de las vesículas seminales y presencia de ...

  18. Target Awareness: Lupus

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  19. Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

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    ... and rashes clinical tools newsletter | contact Share | Discoid Lupus Erythematosus Information for adults A A A This image displays typical scarring due to discoid lupus erythematosus. Overview Lupus is a disease in which ...

  20. Target Awareness: Lupus

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  1. Lupus Foundation of America

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    ... REAL LFA Collective Data Analysis Initiative LFA Flare Definition LFA Professional Online Instrument Training Program (POINT Program™) ... KNOW LUPUS. Learn More Research on Lupus Needs Innovation - We deliver it. Learn More Questions About Lupus? ...

  2. What Is Lupus?

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    ... women with lupus should see their doctors often. Lupus can flare during pregnancy. Pregnancy counseling and planning before pregnancy are important. Women with lupus who do not wish to become pregnant or ...

  3. Target Awareness: Lupus

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    Full Text Available ... the Finzi Program Scientific Initiatives to Advance Lupus Drug Development LFA-REAL LFA Collective Data Analysis Initiative ... are the common symptoms of lupus? Are chemotherapy drugs used to treat people with lupus? How is ...

  4. Lupus panniculitis

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    Lupus panniculitis (LP) is a benign entity. To our knowledge LP has not been reported in the radiology literature. Our objective is to describe imaging findings as previous articles have not focused on this aspect. Computed Tomography and MR imaging demonstrate lipoatrophy and isolated areas with inflammatory activity in the subcutaneous tissue. (author)

  5. Una nueva estructura de garantías para los bonos chilenos de infraestructura

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    Werner Kristjanpoller Rodríguez

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El sistema chileno de concesiones ha sido uno de los fundamentos del desarrollo del país y ha creado una fuerte relación entre el sector público y el sector privado para financiar grandes obras. La reciente crisis financiera destruyó la confianza en las compañías de seguros "monolínea", las cuales aseguran los bonos de infraestructura de Chile aumentando su calificación de riesgo a AAA a nivel internacional. En este contexto es necesario estudiar nuevas estructuras de garantías para estos bonos, en particular para proyectos superiores a 200 millones de dólares. Se proponen dos alternativas: una Sociedad de Garantía y garantías de contratos de concesión con cobertura privada.

  6. Diagnóstico de la competencia comunicativa en inglés de un grupo de escolares chilenos:: puntos de encuentro con su perfil estratégico A diagnosis of the English communicative competence of a group of Chilean students: - Some common issues with their strategic profile

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    María Gabriela Sanhueza Jara

    Full Text Available Resumen Recientemente, el Ministerio de Educación de Chile aplicó por primera vez una evaluación de las habilidades receptivas en inglés a todos los estudiantes de tercer año de enseñanza media del país. Este diagnóstico permitió advertir que en las áreas de comprensión auditiva y comprensión lectora alcanzan niveles insuficientes. Sin embargo, aún es muy poco lo que se ha investigado, en el contexto educacional chileno, acerca del estado de la competencia comunicativa de nuestros jóvenes en lengua inglesa. La presente investigación se propone establecer algunos puntos de encuentro entre la descripción de la competencia comunicativa en inglés de un grupo de escolares chilenos y el perfil de estrategias de aprendizaje de lengua extranjera que les caracteriza. Este estudio corresponde a uno descriptivo, transversal, de caso único. Los datos analizados provienen de los informes de resultados de la aplicación del examen First Certificate in English y de un perfil estratégico de aprendizaje de inglés como idioma extranjero obtenido a partir del cuestionario Strategy Inventory for Language Learning.Abstract Recently, the Chilean Ministry of Education has applied for the first time, an assessment of the receptive skills in the English language of every Chilean third year high school student. This diagnosis evinced that in the areas of listening and reading comprehension, the students'level was unsatisfactory. Nevertheless, what has been investigated with respect to the Chilean school students'level of communicative competence in English has been very little. The present investigation seeks to establish some common issues between the description of the communicative competence of the Chilean students and their typical, foreign language learning strategic profile. This unique case study is one that is descriptive and transversal. Analyzed data was gathered from the First Certificate in English examination reports and a strategic

  7. Movimiento estudiantil chileno de 2011 y su influencia en las reivindicaciones ciudadanas desde los márgenes regionalistas

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    Javier Ramos Galleguillos

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    Full Text Available Uno de los conflictos sociales más significativos del año 2011 en Chile, fue el movimiento estudiantil, que en conjunto con diversos actores sociales, promovieron la consigna de una educación pública, democrática y de calidad. Bajo este argumento, la presente ponencia pretende analizar y describir de qué manera el Movimiento Estudiantil chileno iniciado en 2011, gatilla un empoderamiento ciudadano contra el régimen político y económico en favor de un Estado de Bienestar transversal a los distintos sectores sociales. Se indaga además, en las repercusiones que tuvo este Movimiento para la formulación de nuevas demandas desde los márgenes regionalistas, con el fin de interpretar el creciente descontento ciudadano y su necesidad de organización orientado a romper con la brecha de desigualdad existente en Chile.

  8. Resultados clínicos de trasplantes de riñón en pacientes con enfermedad renal en etapa terminal secundaria a nefritis lupus, enfermedad poliquística renal y nefropatía diabética

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    John Fredy Nieto-Ríos

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes:Pacientes con nefritis lúpica pueden progresar a enfermedad renal crónica terminal (10-22%; en estos pacientes el trasplante renal debe ser considerado como la terapia de elección. Objetivo: Evaluar los desenlaces clínicos de un grupo de pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica terminal por nefropatía lúpica, enfermedad renal poliquística y nefropatía diabética que fueron sometidos a trasplante renal en el Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe.Métodos:Estudio retrospectivo, descriptivo, realizado en un solo centro de trasplante renal, durante el período 2005-2013.Resultados:Se evaluaron 136 pacientes: 27 con nefritis lúpica (19.9%, 31 con enfermedad renal poliquística (22.8% y 78 con nefropatía diabética (57.4%. La supervivencia del injerto a uno, tres y cinco años fue de de 96.3%, 82.5% y 82.5% en nefropatía lúpica, 90%, 86% y 76.5% en enfermedad renal poliquística y 91.7%, 80.3% y 67.9% en nefropatía diabética respectivamente, sin diferencias estadísticas significativas (Long Rank test= 0.488. La tasa de recurrencia de nefritis lúpica posterior al trasplante renal fue de 0.94%/persona-año. Tener lupus vs diabetes o enfermedad renal poliquística no fue un factor de riesgo para disminución del tiempo de supervivencia del injerto (Hazard ratio= 1.43; 95% IC= 0.52-3.93.Conclusiones:Los pacientes enfermedad renal crónica terminal secundaria a nefritis lúpica, que son llevados a trasplante renal tienen tasas de éxito similar en cuanto a supervivencia del injerto y del paciente, al compararlos con otras enfermedades renales. La tasa de complicaciones y el riesgo de recurrencia de la nefropatía lúpica son bajos. El trasplante renal debe ser considerado como la terapia de elección para los pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica estadio terminal secundaria a nefritis lúpica.

  9. Neonatal lupus.

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    Robles, David T; Jaramillo, Lorena; Hornung, Robin L

    2006-12-10

    An otherwise healthy 5-week-old infant with erythematous plaques predominantly on the face and scalp presented to our dermatology clinic. The mother had been diagnosed with lupus erythematosus 2 years earlier but her disease was quiescent. Neonatal lupus is a rare condition associated with transplacental transfer of IgG anti-SSA/Ro and anti-SSB/La antibodies from the mother to the fetus. Active connective tissue disease in the mother does not have to be present and in fact is often absent. Although the cutaneous, hematologic and hepatic manifestations are transient, the potential for permanent heart block makes it necessary for this to be carefully ruled out. As in this case, the dermatologist may be the one to make the diagnosis and should be aware of the clinical presentation, work-up, and management of this important disease.

  10. Lupus nephritis and lupus band test.

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    Adam, B. A.; Wang, F; Looi, L. M.; Prathap, K.

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    Twenty-seven patients with histologically confirmed lupus nephritis were studied to identify the incidence of lupus band and its significance to histological patterns of nephritis and complement levels. It was found that the kidney involvement is 2.5 times more frequent in lupus band positive patients. The association of a positive lupus and low C3 level signifies the presence of diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis rather than membranous glomerulonephritis. The results, together with ear...

  11. Inteligencia y Conductas Delictuales en Adolescentes Chilenos

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    Pedro Rioseco

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio compara el rendimiento intelectual de 100 jóvenes varones (12-17años que han infringido la ley, con el de 100 jóvenes no infractores. Los resultados indican quelos jóvenes infractores de ley presentan una mayor proporción de CIs totales inferiores al promedioen comparación con los jóvenes no infractores. Al descontar el efecto de la escolarización y NSE,las diferencias de CI entre ambos grupos siguen siendo significativas, aunque menos extremas. Losresultados concuerdan con los hallazgos de otros estudios respecto al menor CI en jóvenes infractores de ley, particularmente en el CI verbal. Estos resultados son de importancia en la planificación deestrategias de rehabilitación, reescolarización y reinserción social de estos adolescentes

  12. EL OCASO DE LA CLAUSURA: MUJERES, RELIGIÓN Y ESTADO NACIONAL. EL CASO CHILENO

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    Sol Serrano

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La decadencia del modelo religioso femenino representado por los conventos de monjas contemplativas, entre fines del XVIII y la primera mitad del siglo XIX, es parte de un proceso de reforma propia del despotismo ilustrado, del liberalismo de los estados nacionales y también, en el caso chileno que aquí se estudia, del reformismo eclesiástico. Este artículo sugiere que las monjas contemplativas dejaron de ser mujeres para el liberalismo, por no cumplir su rol de madres, y en el catolicismo fueron desplazadas por las religiosas de vida activa, que eran un modelo de religiosas en el mundo que cumplían roles de madres sociales. La exclusión de las mujeres de los derechos políticos está vinculada con este proceso, en cuanto la formación del nuevo espacio público requería la formación de un espacio privado gobernado por madres. Este artículo estudia las tres etapas del reformismo ilustrado, del liberal y del religioso en el caso chileno.The decline of the women religious model represented by contemplative nun convents between the end of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth, was part of a reform process experienced in different spheres of influence. Among them it is possible to mention the enlightened despotism, the liberalism exerted by National States and the ecclesiastical reformism of Chile. This article shows that contemplative nuns stopped being considered as women for liberalism because they did not fulfill a mother role. Moreover they were displaced within the Catholic realm by religious women with active roles in society, who fulfilled the role of social mothers. The exclusion of women from the enjoyment of political rights was linked to this process because the formationof a new public space required the conformation of a private space governed by mothers.

  13. Aporte de vitaminas y minerales por grupo de alimentos en estudiantes universitarios chilenos

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    Samuel Durán Agüero

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La etapa universitaria es un proceso en el cual las personas pasan por periodos prolongados de inactividad física y horarios irregulares de comidas, lo que conlleva al incremento en el consumo de alimentos procesados y de comida rápida. Objetivo: Fue determinar el aporte vitaminas y minerales por grupo de alimentos en la alimentación de estudiantes universitarios. Métodos: Se trabajó con una muestra de 654 estudiantes universitarios chilenos (18-24 años, 54% mujeres, a quienes se les aplicó un cuestionario de frecuencia semanal de consumo de alimentos, la información recolectada se clasificó en 12 grupos representativos de cada conjunto de alimentos y se determinó la ingesta de vitaminas y minerales. Resultados: Los principales resultados fueron: (a las mujeres presentaron menor ingesta de la mayoría de micronutrientes que los hombres; (b el ácido pantotenico, la vitamina B12 y E, el calcio, magnesio y el hierro son los nutrientes que presentaron ingestas promedio inferiores a las recomendaciones diarias; (c el consumo de pan es fundamental para el aporte de vitaminas del complejo B, hierro, cobre y selenio. Conclusión: En la dieta habitual de los estudiantes universitarios chilenos, el pan constituye un elemento fundamental para el aporte dietario de vitaminas del complejo B, hierro, cobre y selenio; así como los lácteos para el calcio; las carnes y pescado para la vitamina B12 y el zinc; las verduras para la vitamina A y las frutas para la vitamina C.

  14. Cine chileno e industria… el desafío que falta

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    Fernando Véliz M.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El cine chileno es un campo discursivo de la industria audiovisual aún en proceso de crecimiento. Su historia está cargada de imprecisiones y múltiples inicios que muchas veces quedan truncos; es un cine que se ha comprometido con los problemas sociales, pero que también ha sabido de lejanías y silencios impuestos; es un cine artesanal que aspira a mirar como industrial; es un cine que narra desde el tercer mundo, muchas veces con un 98% de consumo (en sus momentos más fuertes de producción norteamericana; es decir, es un cine que se ha formado en la autogestión absoluta de su capital simbólico. Es un cine que, por medio de libros y películas de culto, está generando una nueva camada de directores, los cuales buscan comprender su rol en esta industria que hoy, ya con el pasar del tiempo, tiene audiencias cautivas. Es un cine que a ratos camina junto al Estado y, en otras ocasiones, es la soledad su compañera de ruta. Es un cine fundado en la creatividad, búsqueda y superación de su oficio, y que poco a poco, comprende que el valor agregado está en sus historias locales.

  15. S.L.E. Lupus Foundation

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    ... August 12, 2016 We've Moved! More News › Lupus News Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Congressional Lupus Caucus ... LUPUS RESEARCH ALLIANCE NYS Fall Calendar Living with Lupus Home | About Us | Our Programs | About Lupus | Lupus ...

  16. Inteligencia y Conductas Delictuales en Adolescentes Chilenos

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    Félix Cova

    2012-01-01

    las diferencias de CI entre ambos grupos siguen siendo significativas, aunque menos extremas. Los resultados concuerdan con los hallazgos de otros estudios respecto al menor CI en jóvenes infractores de ley, particularmente en el CI verbal. Estos resultados son de importancia en la planificación de estrategias de rehabilitación, reescolarización y reinserción social de estos adolescentes.

  17. Cine chileno en dos tiempos: para una lectura del desplazamiento del cuadro teatral al encuadre cinematográfico

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    Marcela Parada Poblete

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Proponemos un cruce de lectura entre la estética del cine silente chileno y sus relaciones con el cine contemporáneo Generación 2000, distinguiendo el desplazamiento del cuadro teatral al encuadre cinematográfico. El cine de los comienzos manifiesta ante todo un interés en sí mismo, y lo cotidiano de sus registros de la realidad opera como pretexto para un recurso que explora sus posibilidades técnicas y estéticas. En el cine contemporáneo se adopta una relación de otro tipo con lo cotidiano, intentando explorar los distintos niveles de sentido en el registro de la realidad y la temporalidad, a la par de una búsqueda del cine como representación e interrogación de mundo.

  18. UN CINEASTA CHILENO. KUZMANICH Y EL CINE DE LA VIOLENCIA EN COLOMBIA

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    Angélica María Mateus Mora

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    Full Text Available La autora presenta un análisis del film Canaguaro (1981 del chileno Dunav Kuzmanich.Se trata de una realización cinematográfica colombiana profundamenteinnovadora en su constitución, en cuanto desarrolla una construcción colectiva e imaginaria de la violencia. En este contexto de la violencia sociopolítica de la guerrilla, el protagonista no es necesariamente un personaje, sino que es el pueblo, algo que es interesante pues conecta el cine latinoamericano con una larga reflexión ensayística. Este film, muestra un cine que asume una posición crítica frente a la historia colombiana oficial, con la clara intención de develar episodios ocultos de esta historia, en especial de una etapa particular, donde el cine logra, incluso más que la misma historiografía, representar la complejidad histórica, analizar los procesos internos y proyectar esa realidad histórica al presente.

  19. Target Awareness: Lupus

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  7. Treatment of lupus nephritis

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    Dolff, Sebastian; Berden, Jo H. M.; Bijl, Marc

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    Renal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus patients is a severe disease manifestation characterized by various clinical and histopathological alterations The revised International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society 2003 classification defines the subclasses of lupus nephritis (LN)

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  9. Lupus nephritis: current update

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    Lupus nephritis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. The general consensus is that 60% of lupus patients will develop clinically relevant nephritis at some time in the course of their illness. Prompt recognition and treatment of renal disease is important, as early response to therapy is correlated with better outcome. The present review summarizes our current understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms underlying lupus nephritis and how th...

  10. Lupus Activity in Pregnancy

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    Pregnancy in a woman with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) can be complicated by both lupus activity and pregnancy mishaps. The majority of recent studies demonstrate an increase in lupus activity during pregnancy, perhaps exacerbated by hormonal shifts required to maintain pregnancy. Increased lupus activity, in turn, prompts an elevated risk for poor pregnancy outcomes, including stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight, and preeclamspsia. Fortunately, the majority of pregnancies in wo...

  11. Los partidos políticos chilenos: Cambio y estabilidad en el comportamiento electoral 1990-2000

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    Full Text Available Resumen: Este artículo analiza el cambio y estabilidad del electorado chileno en el período 1990-2000. Chile está experimentando transformaciones significativas en su comportamiento electoral. Ellas coexisten con importantes elementos de continuidad. Bajo una imagen de estabilidad se está gestando un profundo realineamiento del electorado. Entre 1990 y el 2000 se observa un alto nivel de estabilidad electoral agregada; al mismo tiempo que un aumento del desinterés por la política, desidentificación con los partidos y aumento de la desconfianza con las instituciones democráticas. El objetivo específico del artículo es estudiar cuán significativo es el cambio que ha sucedido en la distribución electoral de los partidos, analizar las bases electorales de los partidos políticos chilenos y, finalmente, los efectos de estos movimientos y tendencias en el sistema de partidos.Abstract: This paper analyzes the change and stability of Chilean electorate during the period 1990-2000. Chile is experiencing major changes in its electoral behavior. Such changes coexist with important continuity elements. Beneath an image of stability, radical electorate realignment is sprouting up. Between 1990 and 2000, we can observe a high level of aggregate electoral stability; however, during the same period an increase in politics disaffection has developed, together with disidentification with the parties and distrust of democratic institutions. The paper' specific objective is to study the extent to which significant changes have taken place in the distribution of the electorate among the parties, to analyze the foundations of the Chilean political parties' electoral support and, finally, the effects of these movements and tendencies on the party system.

  12. Target Awareness: Lupus

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  13. Un Modelo de Vectores Autorregresivos para el Mercado Financiero Chileno Un Modelo de Vectores Autorregresivos para el Mercado Financiero Chileno

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    Full Text Available Un Modelo de Vectores Autorregresivos para el Mercado Financiero Chileno Using various econometric techniques, the paper estimates the impact that interest-rare-based stabilization policy has on asset prices. To this end, vector autoregresive (VAR, as well as cointegration, error correction, and bayesian models (BVAR were used. The results show that the disequilibria in these markets resulting from diferent shock, disappear only one year after they occur. These findings suggest that there may be some benefits associated to a monetary policy aimed at short run financial market stabilization. This might avoid strong and persistent disequilibria in equity and exchange market.

  14. Estructura factorial y consistencia interna del inventario de liderazgo distribuido (DLI en docentes chilenos

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    López Alfaro, Pablo

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el análisis de la estructura factorial y consistencia interna del instrumento “The Distributed Leadership Inventory (DLI” en docentes primarios chilenos. Participaron voluntariamente 511 educadores (379 mujeres, 132 hombres en ejercicio, pertenecientes a las siguientes regiones: Metropolitana, Segunda, Quinta, Octava y Novena, en el periodo marzo-septiembre del año 2014. Se realizó el análisis factorial exploratorio y el análisis factorial confirmatorio con ecuaciones estructurales para obtener evidencias de validez de constructo y consistencia interna. Estos estudios confirmaron una distribución de los reactivos en cinco factores del instrumento, indicando un buen ajuste a los datos, al igual que el valor del error de aproximación cuadrático medio (RMSEA. Sin embargo, un conjunto de ítems presentó un comportamiento inadecuado en la matriz factorial resultante, por lo que fue eliminado. Estos resultados son satisfactorios y parcialmente consistentes con investigaciones teóricas y empíricas relacionadas con el constructo. Se concluye que la validación del DLI, desde un punto de vista estadístico, permite la medición de la percepción del liderazgo distribuido de manera consistente. Además, posibilita la comparación de resultados entre poblaciones y variables de interés para el desarrollo de procesos organizacionales, tales como: el apoyo, la supervisión, la participación y la cooperación inherente a los docentes.Este artículo presenta el análisis de la estructura factorial y consistencia interna del instrumento “The Distributed Leadership Inventory (DLI” en docentes primarios chilenos. Participaron voluntariamente 511 educadores (379 mujeres, 132 hombres en ejercicio, pertenecientes a las siguientes regiones: Metropolitana, Segunda, Quinta, Octava y Novena, en el periodo marzo-septiembre del año 2014. Se realizó el análisis factorial exploratorio y el análisis factorial confirmatorio con

  15. Estatus de selenio en equinos Criollo-Chileno a pastoreo y su respuesta a la suplementación

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    Macarena Rioseco H.

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Dos experimentos se realizaron para determinar el estatus de selenio en equinos Criollo-Chileno a pastoreo y, evaluar la respuesta a la suplementación con Na2SeO3. Materiales y métodos. Exp.1A caballos pertenecientes a 10 criaderos del sur de Chile se les determinó la actividad sanguínea de glutatión peroxidasa (GPx, EC.1.11.1.9 (AcGPx. Los animales pertenecieron a 3 grupos, pastoreo de otoño (PO, n=40, pastoreo de otoño y suplementados con avena (PO+A, n=47, y, pastoreo de primavera (PP, n=41. Exp2Se utilizaron equinos con carencia de selenio, distribuidos en tres grupos: G1, n=7, tratado con Na2SeO3 el día 0 (Se= 0.05 mg/kg pv, im; G2, n=8, suplementado con Na2SeO3, los días 0 y 15 y GC, n=8, control. La AcGPx se determinó al día 0, 30 y 120. Resultados. La mediana (Me de la AcGPx en todos los grupos fue menor al límite adecuado (>130 U/gHb, mayor en PO+A (Me=92, P25%=47, P75%=129 U/gHb y PP (Me=85, P25%=45, P75%=114 U/gHb que en PO (Me=35, P25%=20, P75%=85 U/gHb (p<0.05. En el experimento 2 la AcGPx fue similar y menor al adecuado en todos los grupos. La suplementación con Na2SeO3 aumentó (p<0.05 la AcGPx en G1 (121±52 U/gHb y G2 (124±69 U/gHb, sin alcanzar valores adecuados. Conclusiones. Los equinos Criollo-Chileno a pastoreo en el sur de Chile presentan carencia de Se, mayor en otoño que primavera y menor al suplementar con avena. Adicionalmente, la administración parenteral de Na2SeO3 mejora el estatus de Se, pero sin revertir el cuadro carencial.

  16. Los requisitos del vicio redhibitorio en la compraventa según el Código Civil chileno-colombiano

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    Jorge Oviedo Albán

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo aborda el estudio de los requisitos que debe presentar el vicio redhibitorio en el contrato de compraventa: graves, ocultos y anteriores al contrato, como supuesto de la acción redhibitoria y de la acción de rebaja de precio, según su regulación en el Código Civil de Chile y Colombia. A partir del estudio de las normas, la doctrina y la jurisprudencia de ambos países, con elementos de derecho comparado, se identifican los problemas recurrentes que se han presentado en casos decididos por los tribunales chilenos y colombianos, así como los aspectos objeto de debate doctrinal surgidos a propósito de cada uno de tales requisitos y las soluciones propuestas.

  17. ESTRUCTURA FACTORIAL Y CONSISTENCIA INTERNA DEL INVENTARIO DE LIDERAZGO DISTRIBUIDO (DLI EN DOCENTES CHILENOS

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    Pablo López Alfaro

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el análisis de la estructura factorial y consistencia interna del instrumento “The Distributed Leadership Inventory (DLI” en docentes primarios chilenos. Participaron voluntariamente 511 educadores (379 mujeres, 132 hombres en ejercicio, pertenecientes a las siguientes regiones: Metropolitana, Segunda, Quinta, Octava y Novena, en el periodo marzo-septiembre del año 2014. Se realizó el análisis factorial exploratorio y el análisis factorial confirmatorio con ecuaciones estructurales para obtener evidencias de validez de constructo y consistencia interna. Estos estudios confirmaron una distribución de los reactivos en cinco factores del instrumento, indicando un buen ajuste a los datos, al igual que el valor del error de aproximación cuadrático medio (RMSEA. Sin embargo, un conjunto de ítems presentó un comportamiento inadecuado en la matriz factorial resultante, por lo que fue eliminado. Estos resultados son satisfactorios y parcialmente consistentes con investigaciones teóricas y empíricas relacionadas con el constructo. Se concluye que la validación del DLI, desde un punto de vista estadístico, permite la medición de la percepción del liderazgo distribuido de manera consistente. Además, posibilita la comparación de resultados entre poblaciones y variables de interés para el desarrollo de procesos organizacionales, tales como: el apoyo, la supervisión, la participación y la cooperación inherente a los docentes.

  18. Seguros de salud públicos y privados: el caso chileno

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    Luis García Núñez

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available En las últimas dos décadas Chile experimentó una profunda reforma en el área de los seguros de salud, estableciéndose una nueva configuración del sector con la coexistencia de un seguro público de salud junto a seguros privados. Este ensayo analiza un hecho estilizado del caso chileno: la presencia mayoritaria de personas de bajos ingresos y alto riesgo en el seguro público, observándose todo lo contrario en los seguros privados. Se desarrolla un modelo bisectorial basado en la teorfa estándar de seguros, el cual explica por qué razones las personas escogen entre el seguro público o algún seguro privado dadas las reglas de juego de los dos sub-sistemas.---In the last two decades, the Chilean health sector suffered a deep reform, establishing a new scheme with two sectors: the public health insurance and many private health insurance companies. This essay analyzes a especial outcome in the Chilean health insurance sector: the majority of the people within the public health insurance belong to a group with low incomes and high risk, noticing the opposite situation in the private health system. This paper develops a two-sector model based on the standard insurance theory, which explains the reasons why people choose between the public health insurance and a private health insurance, given the rules of both sub-systems.

  19. Implementación de un programa de estimulación cognitiva en personas con demencia tipo Alzheimer: un estudio piloto en chilenos de la tercera edad / Implementation of a Cognitive Stimulation Program for People with Alzheimer Disease: A Pilot Study in a Chilean Elderly Sample

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    Claudia Miranda Castillo

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La Terapia de Estimulación Cognitiva (TEC es una intervención psicosocial para personas con demencia que ha obtenido buenos resultados en población anglosajona. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la eficacia de la TEC en una muestra de personas chilenas. Participaron 22 pacientes con diagnóstico de Enfermedad de Alzheimer (EA en fase leve a moderada, pertenecientes a un centro asistencial de la ciudad de Quillota, Chile. Para determinar la eficacia del programa, se definió un diseño experimental mixto 2x2 de medidas repetidas, asignándose aleatoriamente la muestra a dos grupos: intervención (GI y control (GC. Se establecieron tres dimensiones para evaluar: cognición, calidad de vida y capacidad funcional de la persona con demencia. Posterior a la intervención, el GI presentó una mejoría significativa en sus indicadores de deterioro cognitivo y calidad de vida; por el contrario, el GC no evidenció cambios positivos en ninguna dimensión, empeorando el declive cognitivo. Ninguno de los grupos experimentó cambios significativos en la capacidad funcional. Si bien en la comparación intergrupo no existieron diferencias significativas en ninguna variable, el GI presentó una mejoría sustancial de la función cognitiva, en comparación con el aumento en la progresión del deterioro cognitivo en el GC. Se recomienda que futuras investigaciones contrasten dichos resultados utilizando una muestra más grande de personas con EA.

  20. Living with Lupus (For Parents)

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  1. [Systemic lupus erythematous and CD24v].

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    Jiménez-Uscanga, Rubén Darío; Carsolio-Trujano, Margarita; Herrera-Sánchez, Diana Andrea; Castrejón-Vázquez, María Isabel; Irazoque-Palacios, Fedra; Vargas-Camaño, María Eugenia; Martínez-Aguilar, Nora; Chima-Galán, María Carmen

    2015-01-01

    Antecedentes: el lupus eritematoso sistémico es un padecimiento autoinmunitario, de origen multifactorial, con predisposición genética; más de 100 genes participan en su etiopatogenia. El gen de CD24 puede mediar varias funciones, como su actividad coestimuladora en la expansión clonal de las células T. El polimorfismo de un simple nucleótido de CD24, que resulta en un reemplazo no conservador de alanina a valina (CD24v), que precede inmediatamente al sitio de anclaje GPI (posición ω-1), condiciona la pérdida de actividad de CD24. Se ha descrito que CD24v está asociado con esclerosis múltiple y lupus eritematoso sistémico en otras poblaciones. Objetivo: encontrar la existencia de CD24v en pacientes mexicanos con lupus eritematoso sistémico. Material y método: estudio de genotipificación de CD24v en el que se incluyeron 64 sujetos, 32 casos con lupus eritematoso sistémico: 28 mujeres y 4 hombres; y 32 controles: 9 mujeres y 23 hombres; todos eran pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico del Centro Médico Nacional 20 de Noviembre, del ISSSTE, atendidos en los servicios de Inmunología Clínica y Reumatología. Resultados: de los casos, 19 pacientes tenían genotipo homocigoto silvestre, 12 con genotipo heterocigotos y sólo un paciente mostró el polimorfismo en estado homocigoto. De los controles, 17 sujetos mostraron genotipos heterocigotos silvestres, 14 eran heterocigotos y sólo en uno se encontró que era homocigoto polimórfico. Se obtuvo una razón de momios de 0.84 y chi cuadrada de 0.17, por lo que no hubo diferencia estadísticamente significativa. Conclusiones: se demostró que no hay diferencia estadísticamente significativa entre pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico y controles respecto a la existencia de CD24v.

  2. El consumo de noticias de los adolescentes chilenos: intereses, motivaciones y percepciones sobre la agenda informativa

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    Ana Rayén Condeza Dall’Orso

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available En un contexto de proliferación de medios y creciente acceso a diversos contenidos mediáticos, se vuelve necesario examinar las motivaciones de las audiencias jóvenes para consumir información. El estudio de este grupo etario es relevante, dado que la adolescencia es un período fundamental en la socialización cívica de las personas. Esta investigación explora cómo chilenos de 13 a 17 años consumen noticias, en un contexto mediático de múltiples soportes, convergencia y cultura móvil. Pocos estudios se centran en los hábitos informativos de este grupo específico. A partir de un cuestionario cuantitativo autoaplicado en 2013 a 2.273 adolescentes en establecimientos educativos de cuatro regiones del país, se analizan sus hábitos de consumo, interés en las noticias, percepción sobre la importancia de los temas de la agenda y motivaciones informativas. Los resultados muestran que los jóvenes encuestados se informan principalmente a través de redes sociales como Facebook, en detrimento de los medios convencionales. El tema que menos les interesa es la política tradicional, que, a su juicio, es el que más aparece en las noticias. Sus motivaciones en el consumo informativo se relacionan con el deseo de defender sus puntos de vista y de transmitir información a otros. Además, estiman que su representación en la agenda informativa es inadecuada y negativa. Estos resultados sugieren una deuda pendiente de la industria informativa con los jóvenes.

  3. Políticas Sociales II: El Caso Chileno Políticas Sociales II: El Caso Chileno

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    Osvaldo Larragaña

    1993-03-01

    Full Text Available Políticas Sociales II: El Caso Chileno This article characterizes the Chilean experience with the provision of social services. This is done for social programs in health care, education, monetary subsidies, and nutrition. The article provides a description of the institutional and financial aspects as well as an overall evaluation for each sector.The study of the Chilean case is important in the context of social policy reforms which is emerging in Latin American countries. The importance stems from the fact that maior issues that are being considered in the region -targeting, decentralization, private provision, cost recovery, and demand subsidies- were introduced in Chile more than a decade ago.

  4. Exportando democracia: la implicación española en el plebiscito chileno de 1988

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    Cristina García Gutiérrez

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    Full Text Available En 1988 Chile se preparaba para un momento trascendental en su futuro político. Según el calendario marcado por la Constitución de 1980, se produciría un plebiscito que iba a decidir el modo que se iba a seguir hasta llegar a una futura transición democrática. Las opciones pasaban por un camino liderado por Augusto Pinochet a través del voto del “sí”, o la oportunidad de realizar elecciones libres a través de la opción del “no”. La coalición de oposición a la dictadura analizó otras experiencias políticas análogas de países que habían atravesado recientemente un proceso político similar. El modelo de transición política española aparecía como un ejemplo en el que fijarse desde Chile. Por su parte, España, a través del gobierno socialista liderado por Felipe González y del resto de partidos políticos del arco parlamentario, tomaron el plebiscito chileno como un proceso propio del que consideraban tenían el deber de tutelar y seguir con detenimiento. La sociedad española tampoco quedó al margen de los sucesos que rodearon al día del plebiscito. A través de diferentes fuentes documentales el presente artículo muestra la naturaleza de esta relación que aunó a los dos contextos políticos explicando los porqués del interés español en el proceso plebiscitario chileno.

  5. Actividad física y cambios cardiovasculares y bioquímicos del caballo chileno a la competencia de rodeo Physical activity, cardiovascular and biochemical changes of Chilean purebred horses to rodeo competitions

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    Perez, R.; Garcia, M.; I. CABEZAS; R. GUZMAN; V. MERINO; Valenzuela, S; Gonzalez, C.

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    Se realizó un estudio con el objetivo de caracterizar el nivel de esfuerzo físico y la adaptación fisiológica del caballo fina sangre chileno a la competencia de rodeo. Para el estudio se determinaron las medidas hipométricas, se pesaron los jinetes y aperos. Se midió la medialuna en sus diferentes segmentos y se cronometró el tiempo de carrera con el fin de determinar la velocidad de trabajo. Previo y posterior a la primera corrida de cada caballo, se registró la frecuencia cardíaca y se ext...

  6. Síntomas depresivos y distrés laboral en trabajadores chilenos: condiciones diferenciales para hombres y mujeres

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    Elisa Ansoleaga

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue evaluar sintomatología depresiva, asociada a factores de riesgo psicosocial laboral según sexo en Chile, mediante los modelos demanda-control (Karasek y desequilibrio esfuerzo-recompensas (Siegrist. El estudio fue transversal con una muestra aleatoria de 3010 trabajadores asalariados (35% mujeres y 65% hombres de todo el país. Se determinó prevalencias y asociaciones a través de diversas técnicas estadísticas (eg. χ 2 ; regresión logística. La exposición a factores de riesgo psicosocial laboral y la prevalencia de sintomatología depresiva es mayor en mujeres que en hombres (15% vs. 5%. En los análisis ajustados destaca que mujeres expuestas a Isostrain (OR = 2,34; IC95%: 1,42-3,85 y bajas recompensas (OR = 2,13; IC95%: 1,41-3,21, y hombres expuestos a demandas psicológicas (OR = 3,04; IC95%: 1,94-4,76 y desequilibrio esfuerzos-recompensas (OR = 2,19; IC95%: 1,39-3,46, tienen una chance aumentada de sintomatología depresiva al compararse con los no expuestos. La exposición a factores de riesgo psicosocial laboral se asoció con síntomas depresivos en trabajadores chilenos. Resulta clave generar prevención en aspectos de la organización del trabajo.

  7. LAS METAS MÚLTIPLES: ANÁLISIS PREDICTIVO DEL RENDIMIENTO ACADÉMICO EN ESTUDIANTES CHILENOS

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    Leandro Navas Martínez

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    Full Text Available Este estudio parte de la perspectiva que analiza el contenido de las metas en contextos académicos para explicar la motivación para los estudios. El objeti - vo es analizar la estructura que presentan las metas múltiples en estudiantes chilenos y sus relaciones con el rendimiento académico. Esto implica valorar las cualidades psicométricas del Cuestionario de Metas y valorar la contri - bución de las diferentes metas como variables predictoras del rendimiento académico. Participan 1773 estudiantes de las regiones centro y sur de Chile en las diferentes etapas del sistema educativo, con edades comprendidas en - tre 11 y 50 años. Se analiza la dimensionalidad del instrumento con análisis factoriales, exploratorio y confirmatorio, y se realiza un análisis de regresión múltiple. Surgen tres tipos de metas (sociales, académicas y de responsabili - dad que explican el 20% de la varianza del rendimiento académico. La mayor contribución para predecir el rendimiento de los estudiantes corresponde a las metas académicas. Se derivan implicaciones prácticas y se sugieren líneas de trabajo para futuras investigaciones.

  8. Photochemical efficiency of PSII and photoprotective pigments in seedlings and adults of two Proteaceae with different shade tolerance from the Chilean temperate rain forest Eficiencia fotoquímica del PSII y pigmentos fotoprotectores en plántulas y adultos de dos Proteáceas con diferente tolerancia a la sombra del bosque lluvioso templado chileno

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    MIREN ALBERDI

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    . ferruginea.Se estudia la variación estacional en los parámetros de amortiguamiento (quenching energético del fotosistema II y los pigmentos fotoprotectores en plántulas y adultos de dos Proteáceas con diferente tolerancia a la sombra: Embothrium coccineum J. R. et G. Foster (intolerante y Lomatia ferruginea (Cav. R. Br (tolerante. Se prueba la hipótesis que la especie intolerante a la sombra favorece los procesos fotoquímicos de energía conducentes a la asimilación de C0(2 mientras que la tolerante a la sombra exhibe principalmente una disipación no fotoquímica de la energía ante condiciones de luz desfavorables. Las diferencias en la disipación de energía deben ser más evidentes en plántulas que en adultos debido a que las condiciones de luz y temperatura de sus ambientes son más contrastantes en este estado. La eficiencia fotoquímica máxima de las especies fluctuó entre 0.70-083. La eficiencia fotoquímica efectiva, el amortiguamiento fotoquímico y la tasa de transporte de electrones fue mayor en plántulas de E. coccineum que en las de L. ferruginea. Los parámetros energéticos de amortiguamiento fotoquímico fueron mayores en adultos que en plántulas, pero a menudo similar entre los períodos del día, estaciones, especies y estados de desarrollo, con excepción de menores valores en las plántulas de E. coccineum en verano. Plántulas y adultos presentaron un mayor pool de xantofilas al mediodía en verano que en invierno, mientras que el pool de anteraxantina + zeaxantina fue siempre mayor al mediodía. Luteína experimentó el mayor incremento durante el verano. Plántulas y adultos de E. coccineum mantuvieron una alta fotosíntesis, una mayor proporción de centros abiertos y mayor ETR que la especie tolerante a la sombra. Se concluyó que la especie intolerante a la sombra, E. coccineum, fue capaz de utilizar más de la energía absorbida en la fotosíntesis a través de su ciclo de vida que la especies tolerante. Estas diferencias son

  9. Predictores individuales y familiares de diferentes trayectorias de sintomatología depresiva en adolescentes chilenos

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    Patricio Cumsille

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La sintomatología depresiva es prevalente durante la adolescencia, pero no todos los adolescentes experimentan el mismo nivel y evolución de esta sintomatología, lo que sugiere la necesidad de identificar diferencias en las trayectorias de los síntomas. Usando Growth Mixture Modeling analizamos diferentes trayectorias de síntomas depresivos en 1.072 adolescentes chilenos (12-15 años, 54% mujeres, NSE diverso. Primero, se seleccionó un modelo basal y luego se utilizó la irritabilidad del adolescente, la calidez, demanda y falta de respeto de la madre como predictores de la pertenencia a las clases. Se seleccionó un modelo con cuatro clases latentes de síntomas depresivos: alta persistente (12%, baja estable (56%, decreciente (15% y creciente (17%. La clase baja estable fue la más prevalente y se caracterizó por alto nivel de calidez maternal y bajo nivel de falta de respeto materna e irritabilidad del adolescente, en tanto que la clase alta persistente presentó características opuestas (baja calidez y alta demanda materna e irritabilidad del adolescente. Se observaron diferencias en la prevalencia de clases por sexo. Estos resultados resaltan la importancia de identificar diferentes trayectorias de síntomas depresivos y sus predictores. La asociación entre las dimensiones parentales y las trayectorias de síntomas depresivos persistentes provee evidencia de que los comportamientos parentales pueden servir, tanto como factores protectores como de riesgo.

  10. TRANSITION CIRCUMNSTELLAR DISKS IN LUPUS

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    G. A. Romero

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    Full Text Available Presentamos un estudio de discos de transición situados en la región de Lupus que han sido seleccionados en base a datos obtenidos por Spitzer. Varios mecanismos han sido propuestos para explicar su más distintiva característica: agujeros en la opacidad en la parte interna del disco y discos ópticamente gruesos en su parte externa. Ellos son: formación de planetas, crecimiento de los granos de polvo, fotoevaporación, truncamiento del disco por efecto de marea en sistemas binarios cercanos. Hemos llevado a cabo observaciones con óptica adaptiva en el infrarrojo cercano, fotometría submilimétrica, y espectroscopía de alta resolución con el fin de caracterizar estos nuevos discos de transición. Con los datos analizados, proponemos cómo distinguir cuales mecanismos fíisicos prevalecen en ellos y encontrar candidatos que alberguen planetas en formacion para ser estudiados posteriormente con las capacidades de Herschell y ALMA.

  11. Hypertrophic discoid lupus erythematosus.

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    Farley-Loftus, Rachel; Elmariah, Sarina B; Ralston, Jonathan; Kamino, Hideko; Franks, Andrew G

    2010-11-15

    Hypertrophic discoid lupus erythematosus is a distinct form of chronic cutaneous (discoid) lupus, which is characterized by hyperkeratotic plaques that typically are observed over the face, arms, and upper trunk. We present the case of a 43-year-old man with verrucous plaques that were distributed symmetrically over the face, who initially was treated with oral antibiotics and topical glucocorticoids for acne vulgaris. A biopsy specimen confirmed the diagnosis of hypertrophic discoid lupus erythematosus. The clinical and histopathologic features of this clinical variant are reviewed.

  12. Satisfacción familiar, apoyo familiar y conflicto trabajo-familia en una muestra de trabajadores chilenos

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    Paz A. Olmedo Fuentes

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    Full Text Available Se analiza la relación existente entre satisfacción familiar, apoyo familiar y conflicto trabajo-familia en una muestra de trabajadores del comercio mayorista chileno, controlando variables sociodemográficas. A 128 trabajadores técnicos y profesionales entre 20 y 49 años, pertenecientes a dos ciudades ubicadas en la región del Maule (Chile le fueron aplicados tres instrumentos de medición de las variables referidas. Se observa que tanto el apoyo familiar como la satisfacción familiar son variables que se encuentran relacionadas (r= 0,470; p=0,001, por tanto se pueden utilizar en conjunto y ambas se ven a su vez relacionadas con el conflicto trabajo-familia. Al realizar el estudio de regresión se obtuvo que apoyo familiar y satisfacción familiar son predictores del conflicto trabajo-familia (β= -0,386; t[91]= -4,698; p<0,001, relacionándose significativa y negativamente con el conflicto trabajo-familia (r= -0,684; p=0,001, es decir, que a mayores niveles de apoyo y satisfacción familiar, menores son los niveles de conflicto trabajo-familia.

  13. Target Awareness: Lupus

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  16. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    ... balanced diet, and exercising regularly. Reduce stress. Avoid smoking and limit alcohol use. When to Seek Medical Care See your doctor if you develop a rash with fever and fatigue. Treatments Your Physician May Prescribe Lupus can be difficult ...

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  18. Lupus Nephritis Susceptibility Loci in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Chung, Sharon A.; Brown, Elizabeth E; Williams, Adrienne H; Ramos, Paula S.; Berthier, Celine C.; Bhangale, Tushar; Alarcon-Riquelme, Marta E; Behrens, Timothy W.; Criswell, Lindsey A.; Graham, Deborah Cunninghame; Demirci, F. Yesim; Jeffrey C Edberg; Gaffney, Patrick M.; Harley, John B.; Jacob, Chaim O.

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    Lupus nephritis is a manifestation of SLE resulting from glomerular immune complex deposition and inflammation. Lupus nephritis demonstrates familial aggregation and accounts for significant morbidity and mortality. We completed a meta-analysis of three genome-wide association studies of SLE to identify lupus nephritis–predisposing loci. Through genotyping and imputation, >1.6 million markers were assessed in 2000 unrelated women of European descent with SLE (588 patients with lupus nephritis...

  19. Lupus anticoagulants and antiphospholipid antibodies

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000547.htm Lupus anticoagulants and antiphospholipid antibodies To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Lupus anticoagulants are antibodies against substances in the lining ...

  20. Does Lupus Occur in Men?

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    ... However, there is a connection between impotence or infertility and medications—in particular, cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan®). Before you ... Should I be following a specific diet or nutrition plan for my lupus? Can I treat lupus ...

  1. Pediatric lupus nephritis: Management update

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    SINHA, Rajiv; Raut, Sumantra

    2014-01-01

    Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a severe multisystem autoimmune disease. Renal involvement occurs in the majority of cSLE patients and is often fatal. Renal biopsy is an important investigation in the management of lupus nephritis. Treatment of renal lupus consists of an induction phase and maintenance phase. Treatment of childhood lupus nephritis using steroids is associated with poor outcome and excess side-effects. The addition of cyclophosphamide to the treatment sc...

  2. Contraception for adolescents with lupus

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    Wagner-Weiner Linda; Gilliam Melissa; Whitaker Amy; Tesher Melissa S; Onel Karen B

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Sexually active adolescents, including young women with lupus, are at high risk for unplanned pregnancy. Unplanned pregnancy among teens with lupus is associated with an elevated risk of poor maternal and fetal outcomes. The provision of effective contraception is a crucial element of care for a sexually-active young woman with lupus. Unfortunately, providers may be hesitant to prescribe contraception to this group due to concerns about increasing the risk of lupus complications. Thi...

  3. La construcción e Implementación del sistema de evaluación del desempeño docente chileno: principales tensiones y desafíos

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    Assaél, Jenny; Pavez, Jorge

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    El presente artículo da cuenta del proceso de construcción y posterior implementación del sistema de evaluación del desempeño docente chileno. Presenta la complejidad del contexto en que éste se desarrolló, indagando sobre los principales hitos y tensiones que cursaron el debate entre los tres actores que participaron con sus propias visiones educativas y políticas en el diseño definitivo de este sistema, como fueron el Colegio de Profesores de Chile, el Ministerio de Educación y la Asociació...

  4. DURACION DE LA ESTADIA HOSPITALARIA POR NEUMONIA COMUNITARIA CON LA APLICACION RIGUROSA DEL CONSENSO CHILENO 2005.

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    Dr Luis Sanhueza A.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Community adquired pneumonia (CAP isan acute respiratory infection prevalent in our country. Ourgoal is to evaluate impact of national guideline implementation(Chilean CAP consensus 2005, in patients diagnosed with CAPGroup 3 (G3, in terms of the clinical evolution and hospitalizationtime among others variables assessed. For this purposeclinical records from the Medicine Service of the Yumbel Hospitalwere reviewed, between January 2006 and March 2007.

  5. Lupus vulgaris of external nose

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    Bhandary, Satheesh Kumar; Ranganna, B. Usha

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    Lupus vulgaris is the commonest form of cutaneous tuberculosis which commonly involve trunk and buttocks. Lupus vulgaris affecting nose and face, are rarely reported in India. This study reports an unusual case of lupus vulgaris involving the external nose that showed dramatic outcome after six months of anti- tubercular treatment.

  6. Lupus vulgaris of external nose.

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    Bhandary, Satheesh Kumar; Ranganna, B Usha

    2008-12-01

    Lupus vulgaris is the commonest form of cutaneous tuberculosis which commonly involve trunk and buttocks. Lupus vulgaris affecting nose and face, are rarely reported in India. This study reports an unusual case of lupus vulgaris involving the external nose that showed dramatic outcome after six months of anti- tubercular treatment.

  7. Lupus vulgaris: difficulties in diagnosis.

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    Rhodes, Julia; Caccetta, Tony Philip; Tait, Clare

    2013-05-01

    Lupus vulgaris is one of the most common forms of cutaneous tuberculosis. It presents a diagnostic challenge due to its paucibacillary nature. This is a report of a case of a delayed diagnosis of lupus vulgaris, presenting as perianal and peristomal plaques, followed by a review of the diagnostic tools for lupus vulgaris and their limitations.

  8. NO A “SEPARADOS PERO IGUALES” EN CHILE: un análisis del derecho antidiscriminación chileno a partir de su primera sentencia

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    Fernando Muñoz León

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    Full Text Available Con ocasión de la primera sentencia sobre discriminación arbitraria en nuestro país, el autor sugiere la existencia de una nueva área dentro de nuestro derecho, el derecho antidiscriminación chileno; identifica los principios que lo estructuran; subraya el trasfondo homofóbico del caso en cuestión; revisa acontecimientos dentro del juicio por discriminación comentado a fin de sugerir problemáticas futuras que seguirán surgiendo en la tramitación de este tipo de acciones; y concluye delineando algunas modificaciones necesarias a la Ley Antidiscriminación. Se pone especial énfasis en el rol sociocultural transformador que ha de darse a la Ley por parte de los operadores jurídicos.

  9. Manifestaciones pulmonares del Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico Pulmonary manifestations of systemic lupus erithematosus

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    En esta revisión se describen las diversas manifestacionespulmonares del Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico; se Incluyen tanto los cuadrosrelacionados con la enfermedad (pleuritis con o sin derrame, neumonitis lúpicaaguda, enfermedad intersticlaidifusa, hipertensión pulmonar, disfunción diafragmática,atelectasia y hemorragia pulmonar) como los asociados a ella (infección, edemapulmonar urémico, embolismo pulmonar, neumotórax, pseudolinfoma y sa...

  10. El significado de la histerectomía para un grupo de hombres chilenos parejas de histerectomizadas

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    Alejandra Araya Gutiérrez

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    Full Text Available Se objetivó conocer el significado de la histerectomía para un grupo de hombres chilenos, parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas (HPMH. Estudio cualitativo, con entrevistas en profundidad realizadas a 15 hombres, parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas, entre Mayo y Septiembre del 2010, previa aprobación de dos Comités de Ética. Para el análisis de los datos se utilizó la perspectiva fenomenológica descrita por Giorgi, y se realizó el análisis de contenido según Krippendorff. Los criterios de Creswell fueron utilizados para evaluar la credibilidad del análisis y asegurar la validez descriptiva. Emergieron cinco dimensiones que representan aspectos únicos del significado de la histerectomía para los hombres parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas: síntomas, comentarios, atributos del útero, preocupaciones, y cambios en la sexualidad. Educar los hombres parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas es una acción fundamental para apoyar a las mujeres que serán sometidas a una histerectomía, siendo necesaria su incorporación en el plan de cuidados de ellas.

  11. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus

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    Biazar, Cyrus; Sigges, Johanna; Patsinakidis, Nikolaos;

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    In this prospective, cross-sectional, multicenter study, we assessed clinical and laboratory characteristics from patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) using the Core Set Questionnaire of the European Society of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (EUSCLE). 1002 (768 females, 234 males...... included gender, age at onset of disease, LE-specific and LE-nonspecific skin lesions, photosensitivity, laboratory features, and the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus. The mean age at onset of disease was 43.0±15.7 years...... (13.1% and 14.0%, respectively). Photosensitivity was significantly more frequent in patients with ACLE, SCLE, and ICLE compared with those with CCLE. The detection of antinuclear antibodies such as anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB antibodies revealed further significant differences between the CLE...

  12. Psoriasiform lupus vulgaris.

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    Padmavathy, L; Rao, L Lakshmana; Ethirajan, N; Dhanlaklshmi, M

    2008-04-01

    Tuberculosis is a major public health problem in both developing and developed countries. Cutaneous Tuberculosis constitutes a minor proportion of extra-pulmonary manifestations of Tuberculosis. Lupus Vulgaris (LV) is one of the clinical variants of Cutaneous Tuberculosis. A case of a large plaque type psoriasiform lesion of lupus vulgaris on the thigh, of 15 years' duration, in an 18-year-old girl is reported. This case highlights the ignorance level among the patients and consequent failure to avail proper anti-tuberculous treatment despite campaign in print and audio visual media.

  13. Ectopic Axillary Breast during Systemic Lupus

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    Besma Ben Dhaou

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Many breast changes may occur in systemic lupus erythematosus. We report a 41-year-old woman with lupus who presented three years after the onset of lupus an ectopic mammary gland confirmed by histological study.

  14. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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  16. Kutan lupus erythematosus

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    Sandreva, Tatjana; Voss, Anne; Bygum, Anette

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    Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (LE) is an autoimmune disease. The most common clinical forms are acute cutaneous LE (ACLE), subacute cutaneous LE (SCLE) and discoid LE (DLE). Cutaneous LE, mainly ACLE, can be the first sign of systemic LE (SLE). DLE and SCLE are less associated with development...

  17. Lupus induced by medicaments

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    We describe a 55 years old female patient who consulted by fever syndrome, artralgias and the presence of high tittles positives antinuclear antibodies. She had arterial hypertension in treatment with captopril. We suspected the clinical diagnoses of drug-induced lupus; the withdraw of captopril was associated with the remission of the clinical and laboratory manifestations

  18. Lupus vulgaris on keloid

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    Jena S

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A 28-year-old man presented with multicentric lupus vulgaris on keloids over chest, axilla, neck and back for last 6 months. He had pulmonary tuberculosis. All the laboratory investigations were in favour of clinical diagnosis. The patient responded to antituberculosis therapy.

  19. Drug-induced lupus.

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    Rubin, Robert L

    2005-04-15

    Autoantibodies and, less commonly, systemic rheumatic symptoms are associated with treatment with numerous medications and other types of ingested compounds. Distinct syndromes can be distinguished, based on clinical and laboratory features, as well as exposure history. Drug-induced lupus has been reported as a side-effect of long-term therapy with over 40 medications. Its clinical and laboratory features are similar to systemic lupus erythematosus, except that patients fully recover after the offending medication is discontinued. This syndrome differs from typical drug hypersensitivity reactions in that drug-specific T-cells or antibodies are not involved in induction of autoimmunity, it usually requires many months to years of drug exposure, is drug dose-dependent and generally does not result in immune sensitization to the drug. Circumstantial evidence strongly suggests that oxidative metabolites of the parent compound trigger autoimmunity. Several mechanisms for induction of autoimmunity will be discussed, including bystander activation of autoreactive lymphocytes due to drug-specific immunity or to non-specific activation of lymphocytes, direct cytotoxicity with release of autoantigens and disruption of central T-cell tolerance. The latter hypothesis will be supported by a mouse model in which a reactive metabolite of procainamide introduced into the thymus results in lupus-like autoantibody induction. These findings, as well as evidence for thymic function in drug-induced lupus patients, support the concept that abnormalities during T-cell selection in the thymus initiate autoimmunity.

  20. Los Orígenes de la Jurisdicción Arbitral en el Derecho de Aguas Chileno

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    Iván Mauricio Obando Camino

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    Full Text Available Este artículo trata acerca de los orígenes de la jurisdicción arbitral en el derecho de aguas chileno. El autor sostiene que el origen de esta jurisdicción se remonta a los estatutos de la Sociedad del Canal de Maipo, dictados entre 1827 y 1831. Ella fue confirmada por la Excma. Corte Suprema en la causa «Donato Millán con Sociedad del Canal de Maipo», de 1888. El legislador se inspiró en los estatutos de dicha sociedad para dictar la L. N° 2139, de 1908, sobre Asociaciones de Canalistas, la que fue elaborada por el abogado de aquélla, don Carlos Aldunate Solar. La Excma. Corte Suprema dio su fisonomía definitiva a esa jurisdicción en la causa «Marx y otro con Asociación de Canalistas del Río Huasco», de 1945, en la que declaró que el directorio de una asociación de canalistas no podía conocer de juicios declarativos de derechos de agua.This article deals about the origins of arbitral jurisdiction in the Chilean water law. The author maintains that the origins of this jurisdiction go back to the by-laws of the Maipo Channel Society, enacted from 1827 through 1831. The judiciary confirmed this jurisdiction in the 1888 case "Donato Millán vs. Maipo Channel Society". The legislature took the Maipo Channel Society as a model to pass the 1908 Act N° 2139, on Water Channels Owners Associations, drafted by Mr. Carlos Aldunate Solar, the counselor of the society. The Chilean Supreme Court gave its definite meaning to that jurisdiction in the 1945 case "Marx and another vs. Water Channel Association of the Huasco River" wherein it stated that the association board could not adjudicate on the existence of water law rights.

  1. Separatismo o participación: Evangélicos chilenos frente a la Política

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    Evguenia Fediakova

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    Full Text Available En la etapa actual de la modernidad, la religión vuelve a ser uno de los factores determinantes en la política mundial y relaciones internacionales. Los fenómenos religiosos influyen en las transformaciones culturales, en las percepciones y maneras de construir las imágenes del amigo y enemigo, lo que afecta indirectamente al proceso de toma de decisiones, elaboración de la política exterior o resolución de conflictos. Hoy en día el movimiento evangélico de Chile se consolida cada vez más como un nuevo protagonista de la sociedad civil. Tras romper la marginalidad social y simbólico-espiritual, el mundo evangélico chileno experimenta importantes procesos de modificación que afectan su identidad religiosa y sus relaciones con la sociedad, produciendo distintas formas de reacción a los nuevos desafíos políticosociales. Los imperativos de establecer una vinculación más estrecha con la sociedad y la creciente autoconciencia como una importante fuerza social y electoral, avalan por una parte, los intentos de constituirse como un nuevo actor político y, por otra, ponen al movimiento evangélico frente a nuevos desafíos prácticos y teológicos, en busca de una mayor adecuación entre su misión evangelizadora y retos de la modernidad

  2. Kidney disease in lupus is not always 'lupus nephritis'

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    textabstractIn lupus erythematosus, elevated serum creatinine levels and urinary abnormalities implicate a kidney disorder, which may not always be lupus nephritis as defined by the current classification of the International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society. The signs of renal dysfunction may be caused by lupusunrelated renal injury such as drug toxicity or infection or by lupus-associated mechanisms that are not part of the classification, such as minimal change nephrotic syndr...

  3. El exilio comunista chileno: 1973-1989 = O exílio comunista chileno: 1973-1989 = Chilean Communist Exile: 1973-1989

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    Ulianova, Olga

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    Full Text Available Analisamos o exílio comunista durante a ditadura militar chilena como um caso particular de exílio político contemporâneo, de caráter multiclassista e de alta organicidade. Baseado em documentos do arquivo interno do Partido Comunista Chileno no exterior, assim como dos arquivos da antiga RDA, da URSS e entrevistas, discutimos a importância da interação com os socialismos reais tardios na evolução da cultura política do PCCH e as mudanças na sua linha política

  4. Biomarkers for systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Ahearn, Joseph M; Liu, Chau-Ching; Kao, Amy H; Manzi, Susan

    2012-04-01

    The urgent need for lupus biomarkers was demonstrated in September 2011 during a Workshop sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration: Potential Biomarkers Predictive of Disease Flare. After 2 days of discussion and more than 2 dozen presentations from thought leaders in both industry and academia, it became apparent that highly sought biomarkers to predict lupus flare have not yet been identified. Even short of the elusive biomarker of flare, few biomarkers for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosis, monitoring, and stratification have been validated and employed for making clinical decisions. This lack of reliable, specific biomarkers for SLE hampers proper clinical management of patients with SLE and impedes development of new lupus therapeutics. As such, the intensity of investigation to identify lupus biomarkers is climbing a steep trajectory, lending cautious optimism that a validated panel of biomarkers for lupus diagnosis, monitoring, stratification, and prediction of flare may soon be in hand.

  5. Contraception for adolescents with lupus

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    Wagner-Weiner Linda

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Sexually active adolescents, including young women with lupus, are at high risk for unplanned pregnancy. Unplanned pregnancy among teens with lupus is associated with an elevated risk of poor maternal and fetal outcomes. The provision of effective contraception is a crucial element of care for a sexually-active young woman with lupus. Unfortunately, providers may be hesitant to prescribe contraception to this group due to concerns about increasing the risk of lupus complications. This article reviews the risks and benefits of currently-available contraceptives for young women with lupus. Providers are encouraged to consider long-term, highly-effective contraception, such as implantables and intrauterine devices, for appropriately selected adolescents with lupus.

  6. La ansiedad escénica en intérpretes musicales chilenos

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    Mimí Marinovic

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available La ansiedad escénica (AE es uno de los mayores problemas del ejercicio profesional de los intérpretes musicales. Encuestas realizadas en países desarrollados revelan cifras de prevalencia entre 24% -70% y citan casos severos, causantes del abandono de la carrera. Objetivos: detectar la prevalencia de la AE en músicos chilenos que desempeñan su profesión en los principales conjuntos de música de concierto y determinar algunos de los factores que, a su juicio, influyen en su aparición. Método: 249 intérpretes (122 instrumentistas, 26 directores y 101 cantantes respondieron un cuestionario autoaplicado, incluido en una investigación más amplia sobre los intérpretes de arte. Este instrumento fue complementado con 36 entrevistas abiertas (13 instrumentistas, 6 directores y 11 cantantes. Resultados: el 78% de los músicos estudiados admitió haber sufrido AE, más mujeres que varones. El 64% consideró que ella se relaciona principalmente con la tarea a ejecutar (preparación insuficiente, dificultad de la obra, mientras que el 32% lo atribuyó a factores personales (ser nervioso, temor al fracaso y sólo el 4% a factores situacionales. Hubo diferencias significativas por género, especialidad y edad. Las entrevistas permitieron profundizar acerca del alcance de estos resultados. Conclusiones: se constató una alta prevalencia de AE, la cual debiera ser abordada interdisciplinariamente por especialistas de la salud mental y la música en beneficio de la educación general, la formación especializada y el desarrollo profesional de los intérpretes musicalesPerformance anxiety (PA is one of the major problems that musicians face in their careers. Surveys carried out in developed countries show prevalence figures ranging 24% -70% and quote severe cases leading to abandonment of the profession. Objectives: detect the prevalence of PA in Chilean musicians working in the main groups of concert music and determine some of the factors that

  7. EL CONVENIO REGULADOR EN EL DERECHO ESPAÑOL Y EL PROYECTO DE LEY DE MATRIMONIO CIVIL CHILENO

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    Rodrigo Barcia Lehmann

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza el convenio regulador en el Derecho español con miras a confrontar algunos aspectos de éste con el Proyecto de Ley de Matrimonio Civil chileno. El análisis del Derecho español presenta interesantes discusiones en torno a la naturaleza del convenio regulador previo a su homologación, naturaleza de la sentencia que lo homologa, los efectos del convenio regulador respecto de los terceros, y presenta una serie de matices con relación a los cónyuges y a los hijos. Con relación a aquéllos se restringe la intervención del Juez lo que no acontece respecto de los hijos. Después de concluir este trabajo se hace patente que el Proyecto de Ley de Matrimonio Civil peca de un exceso paternalista y es muy poco respetuoso de las decisiones de los cónyuges, además de conceder un ámbito de aplicación al convenio mucho más restringido que el Derecho español.This paper analyzes the legalization agreement in the Spanish Law with the purpose of confronting some of its aspects with the Chilean Civil Marriage Law Project. The analysis of the Spanish Law presents interesting discussions dealing with the nature of the legalization agreement prior to its ratification, the nature of the verdict that ratifies it, the effects of the legalization agreement with respect to others, and a series of guidelines in relation with the married couple and the children. The intervention of a judge is restricted concerning the couple but not in the case of the children. After concluding this paper it is clear that the Civil Marriage Law Project is too paternal and has little respect for the decisions of the couple, in addition it bestows an application limit to the agreement, which is much more restrictive than the Spanish Law.

  8. Lung and lupus vulgaris.

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    Mukta, V; Jayachandran, K

    2011-04-01

    Lupus vulgaris is chronic, postprimary, paucibacillary cutaneous tuberculosis found in individuals with moderate immunity and high degree of tuberculin sensitivity. Eighty percent of the lesions are on the head and neck. We present the case of a 38 year old lady who was admitted with complaints of worsening breathlessness and low grade fever of one month duration. Examination showed multiple, nontender skin ulcers on bilateral lumbar areas, two oozing serosanguinous discharge and others scarred in the centre. Respiratory system examination and chest X-ray revealed right sided pleural effusion. On investigation, pleural fluid was tuberculous in nature. Skin biopsy from the edge of ulcer was also suggestive of tuberculosis. Patient is doing well on antituberculous drugs. This case highlights the importance of cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease and is an example of the unusual presentation of lupus vulgaris in a case of pleural effusion.

  9. Incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis in Denmark

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    Hermansen, Marie-Louise F.; Lindhardsen, Jesper; Torp-Pedersen, Christian;

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and SLE with concomitant or subsequent lupus nephritis (LN) in Denmark during 1995-2011, using data from the Danish National Patient Registry (NPR). METHODS: To assess the incidence of SLE, we identified all persons aged...

  10. Kidney disease in lupus is not always 'lupus nephritis'

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    H.J. Anders (Hans-Joachim); J.J. Weening (Jan)

    2013-01-01

    textabstractIn lupus erythematosus, elevated serum creatinine levels and urinary abnormalities implicate a kidney disorder, which may not always be lupus nephritis as defined by the current classification of the International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society. The signs of renal dysfunct

  11. Headache in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Hanly, John G; Urowitz, Murray B; O'Keeffe, Aidan G;

    2013-01-01

    To examine the frequency and characteristics of headaches and their association with global disease activity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).......To examine the frequency and characteristics of headaches and their association with global disease activity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)....

  12. Prognostic factors in lupus nephritis

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    Faurschou, Mikkel; Starklint, Henrik; Halberg, Poul;

    2006-01-01

    To evaluate the prognostic significance of clinical and renal biopsy findings in an unselected cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and nephritis.......To evaluate the prognostic significance of clinical and renal biopsy findings in an unselected cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and nephritis....

  13. Fatigue in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Ahn, Grace E.; Ramsey-Goldman, Rosalind

    2012-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease often characterized by fatigue, with significant effects on physical functioning and wellbeing. The definition, prevalence and factors associated with fatigue, including physical activity, obesity, sleep, depression, anxiety, mood, cognitive dysfunction, vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency, pain, effects of medications and comorbidities, as well as potential therapeutic options of fatigue in the systemic lupus erythemato...

  14. Los conceptos de la escuela: aproximaciones desde la historia conceptual al sistema educativo chileno. 1840-1890

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    Rodrigo Mayorga

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available A lo largo del siglo XIX, una de las principales preocupaciones del Estado chileno fue la de establecer un sistema educacional estatal, que permitiera extender la enseñanza a lo largo del territorio. Sin embargo, la novedad de esta institución conllevó la necesidad de conceptualizar y definir por parte de los actores institucionales a la escuela en sí misma, los efectos que se esperaban conseguir con ésta y los medios para lograrlo. El presente artículo pretende indagar en este proceso desde un enfoque propio de la historia conceptual. A partir de los postulados planteados por el historiador Reinhart Koselleck, se indaga en cómo los actores institucionales conceptualizaron el rol de la escuela, particularmente la escuela primaria, tanto respecto a su capacidad transformadora como a los efectos que se buscaban obtener por medio de ésta. Durante el período comprendido entre las décadas de 1840 y 1880, las escuelas fueron comprendidas como instituciones capaces de transformar a los individuos que accedieran a éstas, lo que llevó a establecer la necesidad prioritaria de uniformarlas por medio de la vigilancia y el control. Este consenso aparente respecto al rol civilizador de la escuela se dio a la par de una tensión constante entre los elementos moralizadores y modernizadores insertos en éste, planteándose énfasis y matices al interior de los objetivos buscados por medio de la escuela, aunque siempre circunscribiéndolos a la transformación de los individuos en beneficio del proyecto de Estado-nación propuesto por las clases dirigentes.

  15. A rare case of transition to membranous lupus nephritis from diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis

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    Nishi, Hitomi; Sugimoto, Keisuke; FUJITA, Shinsuke; Miyazawa, Tomoki; Enya, Takuji; Izu, Akane; Wada, Norihisa; Okada, Mitsuru; Takemura, Tsukasa

    2014-01-01

    [Abstract] Lupus nephritis is an important complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that affects the prognosis. A rare type of lupus nephritis, class V, shows histological findings resembling those of membranous nephropathy. While most diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis is associated with other SLE disease activity, class V lupus nephritis can occur without systemic activity. Furthermore, Class V is less responsive to steroid therapy than other forms of lupus nephritis. We treate...

  16. Factores de riesgo cardiovascular en estudiantes universitarios chilenos

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    Chiang-Salgado María Teresa

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en universitarios asintomáticos de ambos sexos, de entre 18 y 25 años de edad. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: La muestra quedó integrada por 1 301 estudiantes. En una submuestra de 293 sujetos se midieron lípidos séricos, con un analizador químico Hitachi 717. La obesidad se estimó considerando el índice de masa corporal (IMC; el antecedente familiar de infarto, así como el consumo de cigarrillos y el nivel de actividad física se determinaron mediante un cuestionario de autoevaluación. Se construyeron tablas de contingencia para estudiar asociaciones entre factores de riesgo lipídicos y no lipídicos, usando la prueba ji² de Pearson. Se realizó un análisis de regresión múltiple para determinar la relación de cada una de las variables lipídicas (colesterol total, colesterol-lipoproteína de baja densidad, colesterol-lipoproteína de alta densidad y triglicéridos, así como de las no lipídicas (edad, peso, estatura, IMC, sexo, presión arterial, conducta sedentaria y antecedente familiar de infarto precoz. RESULTADOS: Se encontraron niveles de riesgo lipídico en 29.2% de los casos para colesterol total, en 16.2% para lipoproteína de baja densidad y en 5% para lipoproteína de alta densidad. Entre los factores de riesgo no lipídicos más prevalentes, estaban el consumo de cigarrillos, con 46.1%, y el sedentarismo, que alcanzó 60.8%. La obesidad, la hipertensión arterial y el antecedente familiar alcanzaron 1.9, 4.6 y 11%, respectivamente. Se observó una asociación entre el perfil lipídico de riesgo, la obesidad, la conducta fumadora y el antecedente familiar. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados mostraron una alta prevalencia de sedentarismo y conducta fumadora, asociada a un perfil lipídico de riesgo. Se deduce la necesidad imperiosa de diseñar programas de intervención con el fin de modificar el estilo de vida y prevenir la posible presencia de enfermedades

  17. Systemic lupus erythematosus serositis

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    Low, V.H.S.; Robins, P.D.; Sweeney, D.J. [Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA (Australia). Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology

    1995-08-01

    The imaging appearances of a case of systemic lupus erythematosus, which manifested initially as a serositis, is described. Barium small bowel study showed segments of spiculation with tethering, angulation, and obstruction. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen confirmed ascites. It was also useful in demonstrating free fluid, bowel wall oedema, and serosal thickening . Follow up scanning to demonstrate resolution of changes may also be of value. The definitive diagnosis was made on the basis of marked elevation of antinuclear and anti-double stranded DNA antibodies. 10 refs., 2 figs.

  18. Diferencias de género y edad en autoconcepto en estudiantes adolescentes chilenos

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    Vicent Juan, Maria; Lagos San Martín, Nelly; Gonzálvez Macià, Carolina; Cándido J. Inglés; García Fernández, José Manuel; Gomis Selva, Nieves

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    Investigaciones previas han puesto de manifiesto la importancia del estudio del autoconcepto durante la adolescencia. El objetivo de este estudio consistió en analizar las diferencias de género y edad en las distintas dimensiones del autoconcepto en una muestra de 1414 estudiantes chilenos de entre 13 y 18 años. El autoconcepto fue evaluado mediante la versión breve del SDQII. Los resultados evidenciaron diferencias de género para las dimensiones Autoconcepto Verbal, Apariencia Física, Sincer...

  19. La Olla Deleitosa: un caso de mutación textual en el ensayo identitario chileno

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    Federico Pastene Labrín

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza cómo la obra La Olla Deleitosa. Cocinas mestizas de Chile de Sonia Montecino se destaca por ser un caso de ensayo identitario chileno que evidencia significativos cambios a nivel formal y temático, por cuanto se desarrolla un proceso de mutación textual que innova y transgrede la configuración del ensayo identitario mediante el empleo de estrategias discursivas como la simbolización disciplinaria, multigenericidad y multimodalidad, revitalizando el ensayo de la identidad chilena en el actual contexto del Bicentenario nacional.

  20. El Movimiento estudiantil chileno y el proceso de reforma universitaria, 1967-1968

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    En la presente ponencia analizamos el contexto histórico y cultural del movimiento de reforma de la Universidad de Chile, 1967-68 y su gestación en la Facultad de Filosofía y Educación. Este movimiento que se inscribió en la dilatada tradición de lucha de los estudiantes chilenos y latinoamericanos fue parte significativa de los movimientos juveniles y populares que irrumpieron en el escenario histórico en los años sesenta. Nos ocupamos de sus formas de lucha directa desde la base estudiantil...

  1. Connectedness Among Chilean Adolescents: Factor Analysis of the Hemingway Measure of Adolescent Connectedness La Conectividad Entre Adolescentes Chilenos: Un Análisis Factorial de la Hemingway Measure of Adolescent Connectedness

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    Benedict T McWhirter

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    Full Text Available The construct of connectedness was investigated among 390 Chilean adolescents using the Hemingway Measure of Adolescent Connectedness (Hemingway; Karcher, 2003. Participants were 7th-12th graders at an urban Santiago Catholic school. Results of a principal-axis exploratory factor analysis revealed an 11 factor structure that accounts for 61.92% of total explained variance of adolescent connectedness measured by the Hemingway, similar to results found in the adolescent samples in the United States. Two additional Hemingway subscales (connectedness to siblings and to boyfriend/girlfriend are also described. Correlations between domains of connectedness and additional data obtained from these adolescents, their parents, and their teachers support the construct validity of the measure in this Chilean sample. Connectedness is an important protective factor among adolescents across many national contexts and the Hemingway is a promising measure for use with Chilean adolescents.Se examinó el constructo conectividad en 390 adolescentes chilenos en un colegio urbano y católico de Santiago. Mediante un análisis factorial exploratorio de la escala Hemingway Measure of Adolescent Connectedness (Hemingway, Karcher, 2003 se observó una estructura de 11 factores que da cuenta de un 61,92% de la varianza explicada de la conectividad de los adolescentes medida por la escala Hemingway, lo cual es muy similar a los resultados obtenidos en muestras de adolescentes estadounidenses. También se describen dos subescalas adicionales (la conectividad con los/las hermanos/as y con los/las pololos/as. Las relaciones entre los factores de conectividad y los datos reportados por los adolescentes, sus padres y profesores contribuyen también a la validez de constructo de la escala en esta muestra chilena. Para los adolescentes de distintos contextos culturales la conectividad es un factor importante de protección y la escala Hemingway es un instrumento de uso prometedor

  2. ¿Educadores o consumidores? discrepancia del yo, consumo y materialismo en estudiantes chilenos de pedagogía

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    Marianela Denegri Coria

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene como propósito caracterizar las relaciones existentes entre la discrepancia del Yo, las actitudes hacia la compra y valores materialistas en estudiantes de Pedagogía considerando diferencias de género. Se aplicaron las escalas de Discrepancia del Yo, Actitudes hacia la Compra y Valores Materiales, en una muestra de 167 estudiantes chilenos de las carreras de Pedagogía en Historia de dos universidades del Sur de Chile. Los resultados obtenidos, evidencian correlaciones significativas entre las dimensiones de discrepancia del Yo físico, intelectual y económico, y las actitudes impulsivas y compulsivas hacia la compra; así como en las dimensiones de valores materiales vinculadas al éxito social y felicidad personal. En cuanto al género, se observa en las mujeres un perfil de ambivalencia actitudinal, donde coexiste la racionalidad con la compulsividad. A partir de la relevancia social del futuro ejercicio profesional de los estudiantes de pedagogía, los resultados se discuten considerando la importancia de la inclusión de la educación económica y financiera en la formación inicial de profesores, con un fuerte énfasis en la toma de conciencia acerca de sus actitudes y valores hacia el consumo. This paper aims to characterize the relationship between Self-discrepancy, attitudes toward buying and materialistic values ​​in pedagogy students considering gender differences. The Self-discrepancy scale and the Attitudes toward Purchase and Material Values scale were applied in a sample of 167 Chilean Pedagogy students majoring in History teaching in two universities in southern Chile. The results show significant correlations for Self-discrepancy between the physical, intellectual and economic dimensions and the impulsive and compulsive attitudes towards buying, as well as the dimensions of materialism linked to social success and personal happiness. Regarding gender, women display an ambivalent attitudinal

  3. An Overlap Syndrome involving systemic lupus erythematosus and autoimmune hepatitis in an adolescent girl.

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    Battagliotti, Cristina; Rispolo Klubek, Daniela; Karakachoff, Mario; Costaguta, Alejandro

    2016-06-01

    La superposición del lupus eritematoso sistémico y la hepatitis autoinmune se describe ocasionalmente. Aunque ambas enfermedades pueden compartir ciertos hallazgos, como poliartralgias, hipergammaglobulinemia y anticuerpo antinúcleo positivo, son consideradas dos diferentes. Se presenta a una paciente de 14 años con lupus eritematoso sistémico, que, luego de dos años, consultó por ictericia. Sin antecedentes de ingesta de drogas, alcohol o exposición a virus hepatotropos. Tenia un aumento de las enzimas hepáticas con anticuerpos antinúcleo, anti-ADN de doble cadena y LKM 1 positivos. La biopsia hepática mostró una hepatitis de interfase con infiltrado linfoplasmocitario. De esta manera, cumplia con los criterios diagnósticos tanto para lupus eritematoso sistémico como para hepatitis autoinmune. Tratada con corticoides y micofenolato mofetil, mejoró su clinica y laboratorio. Conclusión. La hepatitis autoinmune puede ocurrir en el curso del lupus eritematoso sistémico. Un diagnóstico temprano es importante para prevenir el avance de la enfermedad; es obligatoria la realización de la biopsia hepática.

  4. Lupus erythematosus panniculitis in pregnancy

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    Swati Gondane

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A case of lupus erythematosus (LE panniculitis in pregnancy without any lesions of discoid LE or systemic LE is being reported. There were no systemic symptoms. Her ANA, anti-dsDNA, anti-Ro/SSA, and anti-La/SSB antibodies were within normal limits. Diagnosis of lupus panniculitis was considered on clinical and histopathological grounds. The condition responded favorably to systemic steroid therapy.

  5. Epratuzumab for systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Wallace, D J; Goldenberg, D M

    2013-04-01

    Epratuzumab (EMab, UCB, Immunomedics) is a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting CD22 that is being studied in clinical trials for patients with a variety of rheumatic and hematologic conditions, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). An overview of its mechanism of action is followed by a summary of completed lupus studies, and a preview of studies in progress. The agent clearly has anti-inflammatory activity and is a potentially useful agent in the management of autoimmune disorders. PMID:23553783

  6. Lupus Erythematosus Panniculitis in Pregnancy

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    Swati Gondane; Rajkumar Kothiwala; Sapna Dangi; Ashok Meherda

    2015-01-01

    A case of lupus erythematosus (LE) panniculitis in pregnancy without any lesions of discoid LE or systemic LE is being reported. There were no systemic symptoms. Her ANA, anti-dsDNA, anti-Ro/SSA, and anti-La/SSB antibodies were within normal limits. Diagnosis of lupus panniculitis was considered on clinical and histopathological grounds. The condition responded favorably to systemic steroid therapy.

  7. Managing lupus patients during pregnancy

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    Lateef, Aisha; Petri, Michelle

    2013-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease, primarily affecting young females. Pregnancy in a woman with SLE remains a high risk situation with higher maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. Although live births are achieved in majority of the pregnancies, active disease and major organ involvement can negatively affect the outcomes. Higher risk of fetal loss, pre-term birth, intra-uterine growth restriction and neonatal lupus syndromes are major fetal issues. Mothers are...

  8. Genetic epidemiology: Systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Ahmad, Yasmeen A.; Bruce, Ian N.

    2001-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus is the prototype multisystem autoimmune disease. A strong genetic component of susceptibility to the disease is well established. Studies of murine models of systemic lupus erythematosus have shown complex genetic interactions that influence both susceptibility and phenotypic expression. These models strongly suggest that several defects in similar pathways, e.g. clearance of immune complexes and/or apoptotic cell debris, can all result in disease expression. Stud...

  9. El mercado hidrotérmico chileno: un enfoque de teoría de juegos

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  10. "Bound" globulin in the skin of patients with chronic discoid lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Cormane, R.H.

    1964-01-01

    In what respect chronic discoid lupus erythematosus is related to systemic lupus erythematosus is still uncertain. In discoid lupus the lupus-erythematosus (L.E.) phenomenon is negative, and the history does not suggest vascular lesions or involvement of serous membranes. In both diseases the pathog

  11. Virus de la Enfermedad Infecciosa de la Bolsa de Fabricio: Relaciones antigénicas de aislados cubanos y chilenos Infectious Bursal Disease Virus: antigenic interrelationships between

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    J Noda

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La Enfermedad Infecciosa de la Bolsa (EIB sigue afectando la industria avícola por la aparición de variantes patogénicas y antigénicas del virus, originadas en la permanente evolución del virus producto de la presión inmunológica por el uso intensivo de vacunas. La caracterización antigénica de los virus de campo resulta esencial para la aplicación de vacunas más adecuadas en el control de la enfermedad. En este trabajo se determinaron las relaciones antigénicas de aislados cubanos y chilenos, obtenidos de poblaciones de pollos vacunados con el virus de la EIB. Los aislados virales se adaptaron a cultivos celulares y se obtuvieron antisueros monoespecíficos de cada uno de ellos y de una cepa de referencia. Las relaciones se establecieron por virusneu-tralización cruzada utilizando nueve aislados cubanos (BD, BL, 35/95, 29/96, 118/96, BF2, BF8, BF9 y 70/98, tres chilenos (G1, G2 y G4 y una cepa de referencia del serotipo 1 (Lukert. Los aislados cubanos y chilenos se adaptaron eficientemente a cultivos de fibroblastos de embrión de pollo (con excepción de BF3 y G3. Además, los aislados cubanos se adaptaron a células VERO, presentando mayores títulos infectivos en fibroblastos de embrión de pollo que en esta línea celular. Los resultados de la seroneutralización cruzada mostraron entre los aislados cubanos una relación mayor a un 80% y entre éstos y la cepa de referencia mayor de un 70%, de igual modo con los aislados chilenos G1 y G4 (mayor de 77%. El aislado G2 presentó diferencias antigénicas consideradas menores con los aislados cubanos BL, 35/95 y 29/96 (­ 69%. Ninguno de los aislados mostró relaciones antigénicas inferiores al 30% con la cepa de referencia del serotipo 1, por lo tanto no corresponden a cepas variantesInfectious Bursal Disease (IBD is still affecting the poultry industry through the appearance of pathogenic and antigenic variations of the virus. This is due to its permanent evolution as a

  12. El impacto social y cultural de la publicidad entre los jóvenes chilenos The Social and Cultural Impact of Advertising among Chilean Youths

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    Maite Rodríguez Salineros

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza el impacto de la publicidad entre jóvenes chilenos de distintos estratos socioeconómicos, con el objetivo de identificar la relación que establecen con la publicidad y la particular incorporación que hacen de ésta en sus estrategias de socialización. Por lo tanto, no se pretende dar cuenta de lo que la publicidad hace con los jóvenes, sino de lo que los jóvenes hacen con la publicidad a través de sus prácticas de recepción y apropiación. Para esto, se realizó un estudio sobre la base de grupos de discusión a jóvenes de ambos sexos, de edades entre 15 y 24 años provenientes de los niveles socioeconómicos altos y bajos residentes en Santiago de Chile. Los resultados que arrojó el estudio dan cuenta de que la publicidad es asumida como parte constitutiva de la oferta medial, la que es utilizada como información comercial y referente cultural de nuevos valores estéticos. Junto con esto, la publicidad adquiere el carácter de agente de socialización, al incorporar los contenidos de los mensajes publicitarios en las conversaciones con sus pares. Finalmente, este trabajo concluye que la publicidad entre los jóvenes chilenos estudiados, se presenta como una realidad sociocultural de primer orden, en cuanto actor central de su vida cotidiana.This work analyzes the impact of advertising among Chilean youngsters of different socioeconomic background. We aim to identify the relationship that this group establishes with advertising and, in particular, the way they incorporate it in their socialization strategies. We do not address what advertising does to youngsters, but instead what youngsters do with advertising in their practices of appropriation and reception of it. The research design included focus groups of male and female youngsters living in Santiago de Chile between 15 and 24 years of age coming from both high and low-income background. The conclusion of our research is that advertising is assumed

  13. LA EXTERNALIZACIÓN LABORAL Y LA CESIÓN ILEGAL DE TRABAJADORES EN EL SISTEMA JURÍDICO CHILENO Labor outsourcing and illegal cession of workers at the chilean law system

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    Irene Rojas Miño

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo identifica a la cesión ilegal de trabajadores como manifestación ilícita de la externalización laboral. A la vez, analiza la configuración de la cesión ilegal de trabajadores en el ordenamiento jurídico chileno, sus concretos efectos jurídicos y, además, un particular problema que se ha planteado con la eficacia de la norma jurídica que establece este ilícito laboral.This work identifies the illegal cession of workers, as the illicit manifestation of the labor outsourcing. At the same time, it analyzes the illegal cession of workers configuration at the Chilean law system, its specifics legal effects and a particular problem derived of the efficiency of the law that establishes this labor illicit.

  14. Prevalencia de gingivitis y factores asociados en niños chilenos de cuatro años Prevalence of gingivitis and associated factors in 4 year-old Chilean children

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    Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia y distribución de gingivitis y su relación con factores socioeconómicos, biológicos y locales en niños chilenos de 4 años. Metodología: Se realizó un estudio transversal enpreescolares de 4 años que acuden al Hospital de Calbuco, Región de Los Lagos, Chile. La muestra consistió en 102 niños/niñas de 4 años. Un examinador, previamente calibrado, realizó examen odontológico, determinando presencia de placa bacteriana visible, caries dental y sangramiento gin...

  15. Lupus, discoid on a child's face (image)

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    The round or disk shaped (discoid) rash of lupus produces red, raised patches with scales. The pores ( ... The majority (approximately 90%) of individuals with discoid lupus have only skin involvement as compared to more ...

  16. Seizures associated with Lupus during pregnancy

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    Aoki, Shigeru; KOBAYASHI, Natsuko; Mochimaru, Aya; Takahashi, Tsuneo; Hirahara, Fumiki

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    Key Clinical Message A sudden flare of previously stable SLE may give rise to CNS lupus. During pregnancy, seizures associated with CNS lupus can cause hypoxic‐ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in the infant.

  17. Lupus cystitis with hydroureteronephrosis in a young female with lupus nephritis

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    Tony Ete; Sumantro Mondal; Debanjali Sinha; Soumik Sarkar; Abhirup Bhunia; Shingamlung Kamei; Jyotirmoy Pal; Alakendu Ghosh

    2014-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune, multisystem disorder. Lupus nephritis is a common manifestation of SLE. Though rare, SLE may also involve lower urinary tract in the form of lupus cystitis with associated complications like hydroureteronephrosis. Lupus cystitis may present with gastro intestinal (GI) symptoms as the initial manifestation. The case reported herein is concerned with concomitant lupus nephritis and cystitis in a young female who also had associated GI symptoms and ...

  18. Topical calcineurin inhibitors in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Christos E Lampropoulos, David P D’CruzLupus Research Unit, Rayne Institute, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, UKAbstract: Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) encompasses a variety of lesions that may be refractory to systemic or topical agents. Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) are the most common lesions in clinical practice. The topical calcineurin inhibitors, tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, have been used to treat resistant cu...

  19. Clinical profile of patients with lupus nephritis

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    2011-01-01

    To the Editor Lupus nephritis is the strongest predictor of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patient’s morbidity and mortality with a prevalence varying from 31 to 65% according to the studied population (1). As the onset of lupus nephritis is usually silent, knowing possible association with others symptoms is useful in order to keep of better vigilance on patients with higher possibility to develop it. Pistiner et al described that lupus patients with nephritis also have an increased freq...

  20. Mechanisms of tissue injury in lupus nephritis

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    Tamara K Nowling; Gilkeson, Gary S.

    2011-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus is a prototypic autoimmune disease characterized by autoantibody production and immune complex formation/deposition in target organs such as the kidney. Resultant local inflammation then leads to organ damage. Nephritis, a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with lupus, occurs in approximately 50% of lupus patients. In the present review, we provide an overview of the current research and knowledge concerning mechanisms of renal injury in both lupus...

  1. An unusual presentation of juvenile lupus nephritis

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    Malleshwar Bottu; Manjusha Yadla; Srikanth Burri; Megha Uppin

    2016-01-01

    The incidence of juvenile lupus varies widely ranging between 4 and 250 per 100,000 population. Most common organ involvement in juvenile lupus is kidney. Neurological, cutaneous and hematological involvements are also involved. Skeletal muscle involvement in the form of myositis is rare. Myositis as presenting manifestation in juvenile lupus is also unusual. Herein, we report one such case wherein myositis preceded the onset of lupus nephritis

  2. The Clinicopathological Study of Lupus Nephritis

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    Raouf Rahim Merza; Ayar Omer Ali; Hawar Ali Ehsan Kaka Khan

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Lupus nephritis is one of the most serious manifestations of Systemic lupus erythematosis and it is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to compare males and females in lupus nephritis presentations. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study performed on forty five patients with biopsy proven Lupus Nephritis including 32 females and 13 males. All patients assessed by questionnaire form and investigated for hematological, biochemical, immunologica...

  3. An unusual presentation of juvenile lupus nephritis

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    Malleshwar Bottu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The incidence of juvenile lupus varies widely ranging between 4 and 250 per 100,000 population. Most common organ involvement in juvenile lupus is kidney. Neurological, cutaneous and hematological involvements are also involved. Skeletal muscle involvement in the form of myositis is rare. Myositis as presenting manifestation in juvenile lupus is also unusual. Herein, we report one such case wherein myositis preceded the onset of lupus nephritis

  4. Lupus and Pregnancy: Complex Yet Manageable

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    Dhar, Josephine Patricia; Robert J. Sokol

    2006-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic multi-system autoimmune disease that occurs predominantly in women of childbearing age. The risk of complications and adverse fetal outcomes in pregnant women with lupus is high. Moreover, pregnancy can cause flares of lupus disease activity necessitating maternal immunosuppressive intervention. Interestingly, many potential complications of pregnancy present as symptoms of lupus making diagnosis and treatment a challenge.Advancing technology and bett...

  5. COLONIALISMO CHILENO, CENSURA FRONTERIZA Y ORTOGRAMAS* REACCIONARIOS: RESPUESTA A SERGIO VILLALOBOS RIVERA CHILEAN COLONIALISM, BORDER CENSORSHIP AND REACTIONARY ORTOGRAMS: REPLY TO SERGIO VILLALOBOS RIVERA

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    Jorge Pavez Ojeda

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Se responde a la reseña de Sergio Villalobos de la obra Cartas Mapuche. SigloXIX(2008, intentando explicar las lógicas que subyacen al silencio de Villalobos sobre las cartas mismas y sus ataques ab hominem al compilador de las cartas. Se relacionan los argumentos de la reseña comentada con la ideología reaccionaria de cierta historiografía chilena y su particular concepto de "estudios fronterizos", mostrando como esta ideología defiende y reproduce las censuras históricas del colonialismo y el racismo chilenos.In this paper, I answer Sergio Villalobos' review of the book Cartas Mapuche. Siglo XIX (2008, looking for explaining the rationale that underlies the silence ofVillalobos about the letters themselves and his attack ab hominem to the compiler of the letters. I relate the arguments of the commented review to the reactionary ideology of certain Chilean historiography and its particular concept of "Frontier Studies", showing how this ideology defend and reproduce the historical censorship of the Chilean colonialism and racism.

  6. [B lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS/BAFF) level in sera of patients with lupus].

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    Mercado, Ulises; Díaz-Molina, Raúl

    2016-01-01

    Introducción: el estimulador de linfocitos B (BLyS/BAFF) es una proteína endógena fundamental en la diferenciación y la maduración de linfocitos B. En el lupus se han encontrado niveles altos de BLyS. Métodos: se analizaron muestras séricas de 92 pacientes con lupus (94 % mujeres, con una mediana de edad de 35.5) y 106 controles (50 donadores de sangre, 38 pacientes con artritis reumatoide y 18 pacientes con esclerodermia). El punto de corte de BLyS ˃ 1.98 ng/mL corresponde al percentil 95 de los 50 donadores de sangre. También se evaluaron anticuerpos contra ADN nativo y actividad de enfermedad. Durante el seguimiento, los niveles de BLyS en 32 pacientes mostraron heterogeneidad. Resultados: la mediana de BLyS en 92 pacientes con lupus fue de 1.9 ng/mL (rango 0.4-5.3), comparada con 1.30, 1.35, y 1.35 ng/mL en donadores de sangre, pacientes con artritis reumatoide y pacientes con esclerodermia, respectivamente. Treinta y nueve pacientes con lupus tuvieron niveles elevados de BLyS (mediana 2.8 ng/mL), comparados con el grupo control. Hubo una moderada correlación entre títulos de anti-ADN (r = 0.34) y actividad de enfermedad (0.45). El seguimiento de 32 pacientes mostró un nivel de BLyS persistentemente elevado, normal o con variaciones intermitentes. Conclusión: el nivel de BLyS resultó elevado en algunos pacientes con lupus. Hubo una moderada correlación con títulos de anti-ADN y actividad de enfermedad. El seguimiento de 32 pacientes mostró fluctuaciones en los niveles de BLyS.

  7. Lupus of the upper respiratory tract

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    P. Pandey; Shukla, G. K.

    2006-01-01

    Lupus is a form of chronic tuberculous infection which can be differentiated from tuberculosis only on clinical grounds. Lupus is very rarefy found in the present era. A 10 year mule child was diagnosed as a case of lupus on clinical and pathological examination

  8. LUPUS ERITEMATOSO SISTÉMICO SÍNDROME DE CUSHING Y PSIQUIATRÍA DE ENLACE Erythematous systemic lupus, Cushing`s syndrome and psychiatric

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    Ludwig Pájaro Silva

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de una paciente con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico y síndrome de Cushing quien presentó síntomas afectivos de características depresivas e insomnio de conciliación, quien recibió múltiples tratamientos farmacológicos con pobre respuesta inicial. La psiquiatría de enlace consolida una alternativa de tratamiento multidisciplinario para una aproximación más eficiente a las patologías médicas con síntomas psiquiátricos.We present a case of systemic erythematosus lupus and Cushing's syndrome who has affective symptoms of depressive characteristic and insomnia and multiple pharmacological treatments with poor response. The intervention by psychiatry liaison is an alternative of multidisciplinary treatment for an efficient approximation of medical pathologies with psychiatric symptoms.

  9. Frecuencia de comportamientos anormales estereotipados en caballos Chilenos estabulados Frequency of stereotyped abnormal behaviour in stabled Chilean horses

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    L Muñoz

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    Full Text Available La frecuencia de comportamientos anormales estereotipados como aerofagia, bamboleo y paseo circular en la pesebrera, fue estudiada en 100 caballos Chilenos, de ambos sexos, estabulados en pesebreras individuales durante todo el día o parte de éste, amansados y de dos años o más pertenecientes a 16 criaderos de la comuna de Chillán. Los caballos fueron observados desde las 7:00 a las 19:00 horas durante un día y su propietario o cuidador consultado si presentaba algún comportamiento anormal estereotipado. Los equinos de acuerdo a su edad se dividieron en dos grupos: de 2 a 5 años y mayores a 5 años, y de acuerdo al sexo en tres grupos: machos enteros, machos castrados y hembras. Los datos fueron analizados por medio de la planilla electrónica Microsoft® Excel, para establecer las frecuencias, y para comparar diferencias existentes entre los comportamientos anormales y las variables sexo y edad se utilizó la Prueba Exacta de Fisher, con un nivel de significancia de P The frequency of stereotyped abnormal behaviour i.e. windsucking/crib-biting, weaving and stall-walking were studied in 100 Chilean horses of both sex, stabled in individual boxes either all day long or during a certain period of time. All horses were tamed and older than 2 years old, and belonging to 16 studs of the Comuna de Chillán (Chile. The horses were observed between 7:00 and 19:00 hours during one day, and its owner or carer was asked whether the horse presented some stereotyped abnormal behaviour or not. Horses were separated according to age into 2 groups: 2 to 5 years old and older than 5 years, and also according to sex: stallions, geldings or mares. Data was analysed using the Microsoft® Excel Worksheet to establish frequencies. Differences between groups were analysed by Exact Fisher’s Test. Significance level was P < 0.05. The results showed that 50% of the studs had one or more horses with some stereotyped abnormal behaviour. Ten porcent of the horses

  10. LAS RELACIONES ENTRE CHILE Y CANADÁ DURANTE LA SEGUNDA GUERRA MUNDIAL: LAS PRIMERAS EXPERIENCIAS DE LOS DIPLOMÁTICOS CHILENOS

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    JOSÉ DEL POZO

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Basado en los informes diplomáticos chilenos, este artículo analiza el tema de las relaciones entre Chile y Canadá, en el período en que esos países avanzaron hacia el intercambio de embajadas, entre 1941 y 1944. En él se explica que hasta antes de esos años, Canadá solo tenía un interés comercial en América Latina, mientras que para Chile era más importante el plano diplomático, a causa de su interés en reforzar su posición internacional, un tanto debilitada desde comienzos del siglo XX. Las razones que llevaron a ambos países a tomar esa decisión estuvieron directamente relacionadas con el contexto de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Una vez instaladas las embajadas, se comentan las impresiones que tuvieron los primeros representantes de Chile en Ottawa acerca de lo que era Canadá, lo que muestra las dificultades en comprender el funcionamiento de un país bastante distinto a Chile. El artículo concluye que el establecimiento de embajadas no trajo un incremento significativo a corto plazo en las relaciones entre ambos países, ni a nivel comercial ni políticoBased on the reports of the Chilean foreign mission in Canada, this article deals with the relations between Chile and Canada during the period in which both countries decided to exchange embassies. It explains that before those years, Canada was interested in Latin America mainly in commercial topics, while Chile showed more interest on the diplomatic side. This difference is due to the fact that Chile found itself in a rather vulnerable position before 1939. The Second World War was the main reason that led to the establishment of embassies in both countries. The article analyzes also the first impressions of the Chilean representatives in Ottawa, showing that it was not easy for Chilieans to understand the nature of a country like Canada. It ends saying that in the short term, the establishment of embassies did not lead to an increase in the commercial or the political

  11. Manifestaciones pulmonares del Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico Pulmonary manifestations of systemic lupus erithematosus

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    José Fernando Molina

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    Full Text Available En esta revisión se describen las diversas manifestacionespulmonares del Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico; se Incluyen tanto los cuadrosrelacionados con la enfermedad (pleuritis con o sin derrame, neumonitis lúpicaaguda, enfermedad intersticlaidifusa, hipertensión pulmonar, disfunción diafragmática,atelectasia y hemorragia pulmonar como los asociados a ella (infección, edemapulmonar urémico, embolismo pulmonar, neumotórax, pseudolinfoma y sarcoidosis.Se consideran someramente aspectos clínicos, patológicos, patogénicos,diagnósticos y terapéuticos. En cuanto a los últimos se enfatizan algunasconsideraciones generales de importancia en el manejo de estos pacientes; sonellas: la necesidad de descartar ante todo la posibilidad de un proceso Infecciosoy de emplear antibióticos de amplio espectro hasta excluir1o; la de agotarrecursos hasta establecer un diagnóstico definitivo y la de recurrir a laterapia inmunosupresora una vez excluida la infección O cuando no ha habidorespuesta a los antibióticos adecuados

    The various pulmonary manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus are described in this review; it includes related (pleurisy with/without effusion, acute lupus pneumonitis, diffuse interstitial disease, pulmonary hypertension, diaphragmatic dysfunction, atelectasis, pulmonary hemorrhage as well as associated (infection, uremic pulmonary edema, pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, pseudolymphoma, sarcoldosis, miscellaneous conditions. Clinical, pathological, pathogenic, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects are con. sidered. Emphasis is done on certain general therapeutic considerations, namely: to rule out the possibillty of an infectious process and use wide-spectrum antibiotics until certainty is acquired that it is not present; to use every available diagnostic resource until a definite diagnosis Is established

  12. Fundamentos para un estudio del guion en el cine chileno: notas preliminares

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    Rubén Dittus Benavente

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    Full Text Available El artículo presenta el marco teórico para estudiar los modelos de guion en el cine chileno de ficción. La literatura publicada y el creciente interés en la formación de guionistas en la industria audiovisual, tanto en Chile como en el extranjero, dan cuenta de la necesidad de abordar los principios dramatúrgicos y los estándares profesionales desde una mirada integradora, que supere los clásicos modelos de escritura creativa. Más allá de las divergencias o acuerdos de dichas teorías, el guionista -por aceptación o negación- pareciera que no puede obviar las influencias de algunas reglas básicas de estructura narrativa.

  13. Lupus panniculitis involving the breast

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    Sabate, Josep M.; Gomez, Antonio; Torrubia, Sofia; Salinas, Teresa; Clotet, Montse [Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Unity of Breast Imaging, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona (Spain); Lerma, Enrique [Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Department of Pathology, Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona (Spain)

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    Lupus panniculitis is an unusual immunological disease that characteristically affects the subcutaneous fat and occurs in 2% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. We report a case of lupus panniculitis involving the breast, which represents a very uncommon location. Mammographically, it presented as a suspicious irregular mass involving the subcutaneous fat pad with skin thickening. High echogenicity constituted the most relevant sonographic finding. To the best of our knowledge, the magnetic resonance (MR) features have not been previously described. High signal intensity was found on both T1- and T2-weighted precontrast MR images. A dynamic contrast-enhanced study revealed a suspicious focal mass with irregular margins and rim enhancement, with a type 3 time-signal intensity curve. Differential diagnosis with carcinoma and fat necrosis and the value of core biopsy are discussed. (orig.)

  14. Lupus panniculitis involving the breast

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    Lupus panniculitis is an unusual immunological disease that characteristically affects the subcutaneous fat and occurs in 2% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. We report a case of lupus panniculitis involving the breast, which represents a very uncommon location. Mammographically, it presented as a suspicious irregular mass involving the subcutaneous fat pad with skin thickening. High echogenicity constituted the most relevant sonographic finding. To the best of our knowledge, the magnetic resonance (MR) features have not been previously described. High signal intensity was found on both T1- and T2-weighted precontrast MR images. A dynamic contrast-enhanced study revealed a suspicious focal mass with irregular margins and rim enhancement, with a type 3 time-signal intensity curve. Differential diagnosis with carcinoma and fat necrosis and the value of core biopsy are discussed. (orig.)

  15. Pro: Cyclophosphamide in lupus nephritis.

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    Kallenberg, Cees G M

    2016-07-01

    Based on efficacy and toxicity considerations, both low-dose pulse cyclophosphamide as part of the Euro-Lupus Nephritis protocol and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) with corticosteroids may be considered for induction of remission in patients with proliferative lupus nephritis. The long-term follow-up data available for low-dose pulse cyclophosphamide, the fact that compliance is guaranteed with this regimen and economic issues all favour the Euro-Lupus regimen in this author's opinion. For maintenance treatment, either azathioprine (AZA) or MMF may be used; AZA is preferred in case pregnancy is planned, while MMF is preferred when the disease relapses during use of AZA and, possibly, after successful induction of remission with MMF. PMID:27190359

  16. Lupus nephritis in children

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    To determine the clinicopathological pattern of lupus nephritis in paediatric nephrology patients. Twenty six patients upto the age 16 years of either gender, with a mean age of 12.4 +- 1.90 years having primary SLE with renal involvement in the form of oedema, hypertension, haematuria and proteinuria were included. Twenty one were females. Percutaneous renal biopsy was performed. Histological lesion was classified according to WHO classification. Patients were treated with immunosuppressive therapy and their clinical course was followed for at least one year. The mean duration of follow up was 1.77 years. Renal involvement was seen in 92.30% within 2 years of the onset of primary disease. Diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis was the commonest histological lesion (n=14) followed by membranous nephropathy (n=6). The commonest clinical manifestation was oedema (80.76%) followed by hypertension (46.15%). Proteinuria was present in 100% of cases, haematuria in 38.46% and azotemia in 19.33% of patients. Nephrotic range proteinuria was more common in class III and IV, while azotemia was observed only in class IV. The disease was well controlled in 73.07% , relapse was seen in 3.8% of patients, 15.38% died of infections and uremic encephalopathy while 7.69% were lost to follow-up. Diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis is the commonest histological lesion in our set-up. Renal involvement is mostly seen within first two years of the primary disease which can be controlled satisfactorily with immunosuppressive therapy. (author)

  17. Lupus at the molecular level

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    Mayami Sengupta; Laurence Morel

    2011-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a debilitating multifactorial autoimmune disease (Shlomchik et al.,2001;La Cava,2009;Perry et al.,2011).It involves multiple organ systems with tissue damage driven by the activation of autoreactive Tand B cells (Bruns et al.,2000;Langer et al.,2007).It can exist for years before being diagnosed and is known to be more common in women than in men.Intense research efforts have uncovered a complex lupus pathogenesis,many aspects of which are not very clear (Perry et al.,2011).

  18. Rethinking biologics in lupus nephritis.

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    Venuturupalli, S

    2016-09-01

    Lupus nephritis (LN) is a chronic and devastating complication of systemic lupus erythematosus. Despite advances in our understanding of LN and the availability of effective therapies, LN remains a difficult clinical problem, and progression to end stage renal disease remains a significant challenge. Though the advent of biologics has revolutionized the treatment of many rheumatological conditions, and several clinical trials of biologics have been conducted in LN, the promise of biologics remains unfulfilled. The experience gained from these initial clinical trials can help tailor approaches in future clinical trials, and the lessons learned can be applied to find a cure for this condition. PMID:27497255

  19. Screening de trastornos de estrés postraumático en población afectada por el terremoto chileno de 2010

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    Roberto Ariel Abeldaño

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó un screening de trastornos de estrés postraumático en habitantes chilenos, como consecuencia del terremoto de febrero de 2010; a partir de una Encuesta Post Terremoto con una muestra multietápica de 24.982 personas mayores de 18 años, a quienes se aplicó la Escala de Trauma de Davidson. La prevalencia de screening positivo para los trastornos de estrés postraumático fue del 11% en el país, pero a menor nivel de desagregación llegaron a observarse prevalencias del 30%. El modelo de regresión logística para la estimación de la variable trastornos de estrés postraumático identificó como factores de riesgo el hecho de pertenecer un hogar pobre, haber sufrido daños en la vivienda, haber tenido algún problema de salud en el último mes y ser mujer (p<0,05. También se encontró que el afrontamiento del sismo en familia resultó como un factor protector, en relación a afrontarlo con otros colectivos sociales (vecinos, la mayor cantidad de años de educación formal también fue identificada como un factor de protección (p<0,05. Se observaron claras desigualdades sociales en las personas que presentaron un screening positivo.

  20. Self-Description Questionnaire II (versión breve: evidencia de fiabilidad y validez en una muestra de adolescentes chilenos

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    Nelly Lagos-San Martín

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la fiabilidad y validez de las puntuaciones de la versión breve del Self-Description Questionnaire II (SDQ-II-S en población chilena. La muestra se compuso de 1255 adolescentes chilenos, con un rango de edad de 13 a 17 a ̃ nos (M = 15.10; DT = 1.30. El análisis factorial confirmatorio corroboró la estructura original de 11 factores correlacionados del SDQ-II-S. La multidimensionalidad del cuestionario también fue avalada por la peque ̃ na magnitud de las correlaciones entre los 11 factores (M = 0.26. Los coeficientes alfa de Cronbach variaron desde 0.70 hasta 0.84, y se destacó una adecuada fiabi- lidad. Para profundizar en el análisis de la validez de constructo del SDQ-II-S, se relacionaron las puntuaciones de las diferentes escalas con puntuaciones en medidas de ansiedad (Inven- tario de Ansiedad Estado-Rasgo y autoeficacia (Escala de Autoeficacia Percibida Específica de Situaciones Académicas. Los resultados pusieron de manifiesto que estos cuestionarios permi- ten analizar constructos diferenciados aunque relacionados. Los datos de este trabajo destacan que el SDQ-II-S presenta adecuadas propiedades psicométricas en población chilena, contrarres- tando las carencias existentes en lo que respecta a la evaluación del autoconcepto, y resaltan interesantes aplicaciones tanto en el ámbito aplicado como en el de la investigación.

  1. Neonatal lupus syndromes.

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    Buyon, J P; Rupel, A; Clancy, R M

    2004-01-01

    The neonatal lupus syndromes (NLS), while quite rare, carry significant mortality and morbidity in cases of cardiac manifestations. Although anti-SSA/Ro-SSB/La antibodies are detected in > 85% of mothers whose fetuses are identified with congenital heart block (CHB) in a structurally normal heart, when clinicians applied this testing to their pregnant patients, the risk for a woman with the candidate antibodies to have a child with CHB was at or below 1 in 50. While the precise pathogenic mechanism of antibody-mediated injury remains unknown, it is clear that the antibodies alone are insufficient to cause disease and fetal factors are likely contributory. In vivo and in vitro evidence supports a pathologic cascade involving apoptosis of cardiocytes, surface translocation of Ro and La antigens, binding of maternal autoantibodies, secretion of profibrosing factors (e.g., TGFbeta) from the scavenging macrophages and modulation of cardiac fibroblasts to a myofibroflast scarring phenotype. The spectrum of cardiac abnormalities continues to expand, with varying degrees of block identified in utero and reports of late onset cardiomyopathy (some of which display endocardial fibroelastosis). Moreover, there is now clear documentation that incomplete blocks (including those improving in utero with dexamethasone) can progress postnatally, despite the clearance of the maternal antibodies from the neonatal circulation. Better echocardiographic measurements which identify first degree block in utero may be the optimal means of approaching pregnant women at risk. Prophylactic therapies, including treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin, await larger trials. In order to achieve advances at both the bench and bedside, national research registries established in the US and Canada are critical.

  2. Devic syndrome associated to systemic lupus erythematosus. Case report.

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    Juan Camilo Botero; Alejandro García; Juliana Hidalgo

    2009-01-01

    El síndrome de Devic es una las enfermedades desmielinizantes del sistema nervioso central, de etiología desconocida. Se relaciona mucho con el lupus eritematoso sistémico siendo una complicación rara y grave. Este síndrome se presenta como mielitis transversa de compromiso a nivel cervical y neuritis óptica. Se describe el caso de de una paciente de 32 años, que se presentó al servicio de urgencias por dolor en región torácica, pérdida de la fuerza muscular progresiva en los miembros inferio...

  3. Personality disorders and emotional variables in patients with lupus

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    Co??n-Mej??as, Mar??a ??ngeles; Peralta-Ram??rez, Mar??a Isabel; Callejas-Rubio, Jos?? Luis; P??rez Garc??a, Miguel

    2007-01-01

    El lupus eritematoso sist??mico (LES) es una enfermedad de car??cter autoinmune que afecta principalmente a mujeres en edad f??rtil. Los s??ntomas m??s comunes de los pacientes incluyen dolor articular, erupciones cut??neas, cansancio o fatiga y dificultad en la respiraci??n. Aunque el curso de la enfermedad es cr??nico, evoluciona normalmente en forma de brotes, que se alternan con periodos de remisi??n relativa. Si bien la etiolog??a es desconocida, se sabe que existe u...

  4. El Derecho a la Tutela Judicial y al Debido Proceso en la Jurisprudencia del Tribunal Constitucional Chileno

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    Gonzalo García Pino; Pablo Contreras Vásquez

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    El texto propone un esquema conceptual que sistematiza la jurisprudencia del Tribunal Constitucional chileno en materia del derecho a la tutela judicial y al debido proceso. Tomando en consideración la doctrina reciente, el texto elabora categorías dogmáticas para diferenciar las potestades y componentes del derecho a la tutela judicial del debido proceso. Los autores concluyen que ambos derechos son de creciente desarrollo conceptual por la jurisprudencia constitucional chilena y que su sist...

  5. Lymphoma risk in systemic lupus

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    Bernatsky, Sasha; Ramsey-Goldman, Rosalind; Joseph, Lawrence;

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To examine disease activity versus treatment as lymphoma risk factors in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: We performed case-cohort analyses within a multisite SLE cohort. Cancers were ascertained by regional registry linkages. Adjusted HRs for lymphoma were generated...

  6. Ultraviolet light and cutaneous lupus

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    Bijl, Marc; Kallenberg, Cees G. M.

    2006-01-01

    Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light is one of the major factors known to trigger cutaneous disease activity in (systemic) lupus erythematosus patients. UV light, UVB in particular, is a potent inducer of apoptosis. Currently, disturbed clearance of apoptotic cells is one of the concepts explaining th

  7. Derivation and validation of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Petri, Michelle; Orbai, Ana-Maria; Alarcón, Graciela S;

    2012-01-01

    The Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) group revised and validated the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) classification criteria in order to improve clinical relevance, meet stringent methodology requirements, and incorporate new kno...

  8. Derivation and validation of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Petri, Michelle; Orbai, Ana-Maria; Alarcón, Graciela S;

    2012-01-01

    The Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) group revised and validated the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) classification criteria in order to improve clinical relevance, meet stringent methodology requirements, and incorporate new...

  9. Estudio de los textos de Historia y de Ciencias Sociales chilenos entre 2000 y 2010 Estudo dos textos de historia e de ciências sociais chilenos entre 2000 e 2010 Study of Chilean History and Social Science Textbooks between 2000 and 2010

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    Full Text Available Analizar la calidad de los textos de Historia y de Ciencias Sociales, entregados por el Ministerio de Educación chileno a los estudiantes de establecimientos oficiales y subvencionados, es el objetivo de este trabajo. Se examinaron 35 textos editados entre 2000 y 2010. En la investigación de aplicó una encuesta a docentes de colegios subvencionados y de realizaron cuatro "focusgroup" con docentes de colegios particulares de alta calidad. En el estudio se tuvieron en cuenta las siguientes variables-, estructura y organización, contenido y metodología de los libros y se concluyó que sus contenidos presentan falencias, que se deben revisar para optimizar su uso como herramienta fundamental en el proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje.Analisar a qualidade dos textos de história e de ciências sociais, entregues pelo Ministério da Educação chileno aos estudantes de estabelecimentos oficiais e subsidiados, é o objetivo deste trabalho. Examinaram-se 35 textos editados entre 2000 e 2010. Na pesquisa se aplicou uma enquête com docentes de colégios subsidiados e se realizaram quatro "focusgroup"com docentes de colégios particulares de alta qualidade. No estudo se consideraram as seguintes variáveis: estrutura e organização, conteúdo e metodología dos livros. Concluiu-se que seus conteúdos apresentam falências que se devem revisar para melhorar seu uso como ferramenta fundamental no processo de ensino e aprendizagem.The objective of this study was to analyze the quality of history and social science textbooks provided by the Chilean Ministry of Education to students at public and subsidized schools. Fifteen (is textbooks published between 2000 and 2010 were examined for that purpose. Teachers at subsidized schools were surveyed and four focus groups were conducted with teachers from several top-rated private schools. The study took into account the following variables-, structure and organization, content and methodology of the textbooks

  10. RUPTURA CON EL EJE Y ALINEAMIENTO CON ESTADOS UNIDOS: CHILE DURANTE LA SEGUNDA GUERRA MUNDIAL

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    Raffaele Nocera

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se avanza más allá en la investigación de un tema que ya ha sido objeto de otros estudios. Se entrega un análisis pormenorizado de la posición de Chile ante el origen y primer desarrollo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Aunque se destacan las relaciones con EE.UU., en base principalmente a un amplio estudio de archivos chilenos y norteamericanos, se analiza la situación tanto política como económica del país en relación a la guerra. El artículo vincula las relaciones de Chile con Estados Unidos a la luz de sus propias relaciones con el conflicto europeo, y particularmente con la Alemania naziThis study advances the research of a field, which already has been subyect of other works. There is a detailed analysis on Chile's position in front of the origins and in the first stage of the Second World War. There is an emphasis on relations with the U.S., based on Chilean and American archives, on the economic and political attitudes on the war. The article links the relations between Chile and the U.S. under the light of Chilean relations with the European conflict and, specially, Nazi Germany

  11. Successful treatment of severe refractory lupus hepatitis with mycophenolate mofetil.

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    Tagawa, Y; Saito, T; Takada, K; Kawahata, K; Kohsaka, H

    2016-04-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus-related hepatitis, known as lupus hepatitis, is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus, and is usually subclinical with mild abnormalities of serum liver enzymes. While cases with clinically significant and refractory lupus hepatitis are uncommon, treatment options for lupus hepatitis are to be established. Here, we report the case of a 45-year-old man with progressive lupus hepatitis accompanied by autoimmune haemolytic anaemia. Lupus hepatitis of this patient was refractory to tacrolimus, azathioprine and cyclophosphamide, but was successfully treated by mycophenolate mofetil. Mycophenolate mofetil might be an effective therapeutic option for refractory lupus hepatitis.

  12. Disseminated lupus vulgaris.

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    Garg, Taru; Ramchander; Shrihar, Rashmi; Gupta, Tanvi Pal; Aggarwal, Shilpi

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    follicular plugging and multiple epithelioid cell granulomas, rimmed by lymphocytes in the deeper portion of the dermis, mainly peri-appendageal. Stain for acid-fast bacteria was negative. Cultures from the skin lesions were negative. The patient was diagnosed as having lupus vulgaris with multiple lesions of varying morphology at different sites with pulmonary tuberculosis and healed lymph node involvement. PMID:21548522

  13. Disseminated lupus vulgaris.

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    Garg, Taru; Ramchander; Shrihar, Rashmi; Gupta, Tanvi Pal; Aggarwal, Shilpi

    2011-01-01

    follicular plugging and multiple epithelioid cell granulomas, rimmed by lymphocytes in the deeper portion of the dermis, mainly peri-appendageal. Stain for acid-fast bacteria was negative. Cultures from the skin lesions were negative. The patient was diagnosed as having lupus vulgaris with multiple lesions of varying morphology at different sites with pulmonary tuberculosis and healed lymph node involvement.

  14. Th Subset Balance in Lupus Nephritis

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    Katsuhisa Miyake; Mitsuteru Akahoshi; Hitoshi Nakashima

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    Lupus nephritis, which has various histological patterns and variable clinical outcomes, is one of the most important complications of systemic lupus nephritis (SLE). This pathogenetic mechanism in each histologically different type of lupus nephritis (LN) remains unclear. Although SLE is suggested to be a Th2-driven disease, elevation of both Th1 and Th2 cytokines occurs in both humans and mice, suggesting that SLE is a complex disease driven by different lymphocyte subsets with high heterog...

  15. The Role of Autophagy in Lupus Nephritis

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    Linlin Wang; Helen Ka Wai Law

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    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multifactorial autoimmune disease characterized by the generation of immune responses to self-antigens. Lupus nephritis is one of the most common and severe complications in SLE patients. Though the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis has been studied extensively, unresolved questions are still left and new therapeutic methods are needed for disease control. Autophagy is a conserved catabolic process through which cytoplasmic constituents can be degraded in...

  16. Clinical characteristics of cutaneous lupus erythematosus

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    Szczęch, Justyna; Rutka, Maja; Samotij, Dominik; Zalewska, Agnieszka; Reich, Adam

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    Introduction Lupus erythematosus (LE) shows a wide variety of clinical manifestations, skin involvement being one of the most important. Aim To analyze the clinical presentation of cutaneous variants of lupus erythematosus in terms of skin lesion spectrum and extracutaneous involvement. Material and methods A total of 64 patients with cutaneous LE (CLE) were included. The study was based on the “Core Set Questionnaire” developed by the European Society of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (EUSCLE...

  17. Renal infarction due to lupus vasculopathy.

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    Varalaxmi, B; Sandeep, P; Sridhar, A V S S N; Raveendra, P; Kishore, C Krishna; Ram, R; Kumar, V Siva

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    In the ISN/RPS 2003 classification of lupus nephritis (LN) renal vascular lesions are not mentioned. We present a patient with postpartum lupus vasculopathy. The renal biopsy in our patient showed concentric intimal thickening with narrowed lumen. No inflammatory changes were found. It also revealed immunoglobulin and complement deposition on the wall of the arteriole. These changes indicate lupus vasculopathy. The glomeruli revealed diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis, with wire loops and cellular crescent in one glomerulus. The patient showed improvement with immunosuppression.

  18. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome

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    Aleksandra Plavsic; Rada Miskovic; Sanvila Raskovic; Mirjana Bogic; Branka Bonaci Nikolic

    2014-01-01

    Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder defined as association of vascular thrombosis and/or pregnancy complications with presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin and anti-β2 glycoprotein I). It is the most common cause of acquired thrombophilia, and can occur as an independent entity or in relation with other diseases, especially systemic lupus erythematosus. Presence of antiphospholipid syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus is additional v...

  19. Anti-dsDNA, anti-Sm antibodies, and the lupus anticoagulant: significant factors associated with lupus nephritis

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    Alba, P.; L. Bento; Cuadrado, M; Karim, Y; Tungekar, M; Abbs, I; Khamashta, M; D'Cruz, D; Hughes, G.

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    Background: Lupus nephritis (LN) is a common manifestation in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Autoantibodies and ethnicity have been associated with LN, but the results are controversial.

  20. Teuto-argentino, teuto-brasileiro, teuto-chileno: identidades em debate

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    Rambo, Arthur Blasio

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante o século dezenove e no decorrer das primeiras décadas do século vinte, foram implantados projetos de colonização alemã no Brasil, na Argentina e no Chile. Apresentavam-se com semelhanças muito grandes nos três países, tanto nos objetivos, como no modelo de estrutura agrária, como na organização das comunidades rurais. Merece ser destacado neste processo a ocupação de grandes regiões mediante um povoamento maciço de exclusiva etnia alemã. Os imigrantes e seus descendentes das primeiras gerações permaneceram fiéis à língua e à tradição alemã. Na condição, porém, de cidadãos dos respectivos países foram sendo assimilados lentamente na sociedade maior que compunham a nação argentina, brasileira ou chilena. Desta situação ambígua, originou-se, a partir da década de 1930, uma discussão em todos os níveis, em torno da interrogação: Depois de duas, três ou até quatro gerações, o que somos, qual a nossa identidade, ainda somos alemães e em que sentido, até que ponto já somos chilenos, argentinos ou brasileiros? Ou, quem sabe nos resumimos a não sermos mais o que fomos e ainda não sermos aquilo que deveremos ser no futuro? Em outras palavras: o que entende o imigrante alemão no Chile quando se autodenomina de teuto-chileno, o imigrante alemão na Argentina, quando se denomina de teuto-argentino, ou o imigrante alemão no Brasil, quando se denomina teuto-brasileiro?

  1. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome

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    Aleksandra Plavsic

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder defined as association of vascular thrombosis and/or pregnancy complications with presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin and anti-β2 glycoprotein I. It is the most common cause of acquired thrombophilia, and can occur as an independent entity or in relation with other diseases, especially systemic lupus erythematosus. Presence of antiphospholipid syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus is additional vaso occlusive factor in already present inflammation, bringing further risk for thrombotic events. Clinical and serological manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus are very similar, so possible connection for these two autoimmune disorders is assumed.

  2. Devic syndrome associated to systemic lupus erythematosus. Case report.

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    Juan Camilo Botero

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de Devic es una las enfermedades desmielinizantes del sistema nervioso central, de etiología desconocida. Se relaciona mucho con el lupus eritematoso sistémico siendo una complicación rara y grave. Este síndrome se presenta como mielitis transversa de compromiso a nivel cervical y neuritis óptica. Se describe el caso de de una paciente de 32 años, que se presentó al servicio de urgencias por dolor en región torácica, pérdida de la fuerza muscular progresiva en los miembros inferiores, pérdida del control del esfínter urinario y disminución de la agudeza visual. También relató antecedentes de lupus eritematoso sistémico. Al examen físico se encontró atrofia y palidez del disco óptico derecho, disminución en la fuerza muscular 3/5 en miembros superiores e inferiores, alteración en la sensibilidad y propiocepción de extremidades inferiores. La resonancia magnética mostró hallazgos sugestivos de mielitis transversa de C2 a C6. En el laboratorio se encontraron anticuerpos anticardiolipina elevados y anticuerpos antinucleares: 1:320. Se manejó con esteroides, hubo notable mejoría en los síntomas y se le dio de alta al sexto día, con tratamiento ambulatorio. Los hallazgos al examen físico, laboratorio e imagenología permitieron hacer el diagnóstico de síndrome de Devic. Con base en la revisión bibliográfica, se concluye que este síndrome es poco frecuente; sin embargo, se debe tener en cuenta como posible diagnóstico en todo paciente con antecedentes de lupus eritematoso sistémico y síntomas compatibles.

  3. Malignancies in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Kale, Mruganka; Ramsey-Goldman, Rosalind; Gordon, Caroline; Clarke, Ann E; Bernatsky, Sasha

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this review is to underline important advancements in the understanding of cancer risks in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In SLE, there is an increased risk of specific kinds of malignancy. For example, the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is increased several-fold in SLE versus the general population. In addition, heightened risks for lung cancer, thyroid cancer and cervical dysplasia in SLE have been found. Some have postulated that immunosuppressive drugs play a role, as well as other important mediators, such as lupus disease activity itself. One new frontier being explored is the significant finding of a decreased risk of certain nonhematologic cancers (e.g., breast, ovarian, endometrial and prostate) in SLE. The reasons for this are currently under study. PMID:19643208

  4. Fatigue in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Ahn, Grace E; Ramsey-Goldman, Rosalind

    2012-04-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease often characterized by fatigue, with significant effects on physical functioning and wellbeing. The definition, prevalence and factors associated with fatigue, including physical activity, obesity, sleep, depression, anxiety, mood, cognitive dysfunction, vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency, pain, effects of medications and comorbidities, as well as potential therapeutic options of fatigue in the systemic lupus erythematosus population are reviewed. Due to variability in the reliability and validity of various fatigue measures used in clinical studies, clinical trial data have been challenging to interpret. Further investigation into the relationships between these risk factors and fatigue, and improved measures of fatigue, may lead to an improvement in the management of this chronic inflammatory disease. PMID:22737181

  5. Estructura social y modelos de «desarrollo»: el caso chileno

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    Xabier ARRIZABALO MONTORO

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El artículo analiza la relación entre la estructura social y el modelo de desarrollo, específicamente para el caso chileno, durante la dictadura de Pinochet (1973-1990. Las políticas económicas puestas en marcha por el régimen militar, y continuadas en buen grado por el gobierno de la Concertación, responden a un enfoque neoliberal que apoya el fortalecimiento del capitalismo, a expensas de más desempleo y condiciones de vida más precarias para los trabajadores y los pobres.ABSTRACT: The article analyzes the relationship among social structure and strategy of development, specifically for the Chilean case, during Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990. The Political Economies implemented by the military regime, and continued in many grades for the Concertation government, respond to a neoliberal approach which support the improvement of the capitalism but at the expense of more unemployment and more precarious conditions of life for the workers and the poor.

  6. Pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Mok, C.; Wong, R

    2001-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that predominantly affects women of reproductive age. Pregnancy and its outcome is a major concern to most SLE patients. Queries regarding the risk of disease flares during pregnancy, chance of fetal loss, and the safety of various drugs are often raised. With the improvement in the understanding of the pathogenesis of SLE and the judicious use of immunosuppressive drugs, better disease control can now be achieved and SLE patients sh...

  7. Updates on Lupus and Pregnancy

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    Buyon, Jill P.

    2009-01-01

    This review focuses on events subsequent to planning a pregnancy and addresses three components of concern for women with systemic lupus erythematosus: maternal, placental, and fetal. Flare rates are generally low for patients who are clinically stable at conception. For patients who have never had renal disease, there is no firm evidence that they will develop active renal disease simply due to being pregnant. For patients who begin pregnancy with an abnormal creatinine (> 2 mg/dl is ill adv...

  8. Propuestas para la formación en educación en medios en profesores chilenos Criteria of Media Education Program for Chilean teachers: A proposal for Continuous Training

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    María del Mar de Fontcuberta Balaguer

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo, desarrollado por un grupo de investigación chileno, expone los resultados de una investigación sobre la presencia de la educación en medios en el currículum de la enseñanza media chilena, los problemas que plantea y la formación y actitudes de los profesores de Lengua Castellana y Comunicación en ese ámbito. Para su análisis adopta las definiciones y parámetros contemplados por la UNESCO en Viena (1999 y Sevilla (2002 que indican, entre otros aspectos, que la educación en medios trata sobre la enseñanza y el aprendizaje «con» y «sobre» los medios, más que «a través» de los medios. El estudio concluye con una propuesta para implementar la formación continua de profesores en ese campo. The article explains the results of a research about Media Education in Chilean Secondary School curriculum, its problems, and training and attitudes of teachers of Spanish Language and Communication. The analysis applies definitions and parameters adopted by UNESCO in Viena (1999 and Seville (2002 which indicate that Media Education means to teach and learn «with»» and «about» media more than «through» media. It proposes a schedule for continuous training of teachers in this field.

  9. Breast Cancer in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Tessier Cloutier, B; Clarke, A E; Ramsey-Goldman, R;

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    Evidence points to a decreased breast cancer risk in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We analyzed data from a large multisite SLE cohort, linked to cancer registries.......Evidence points to a decreased breast cancer risk in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We analyzed data from a large multisite SLE cohort, linked to cancer registries....

  10. Sporotrichoid lupus vulgaris: A rare presentation.

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    Maheshwari, Anshul; Tiwari, Siddhi; Mathur, Deepak K; Bhargava, Puneet

    2015-01-01

    Lupus vulgaris is the most common presentation of cutaneous tuberculosis in India and can present as papular, nodular, plaque, ulcerative, vegetating, and tumid forms. Unusual variants include the frambesiform, gangrenous, ulcerovegetating, lichen simplex chronicus, myxomatous, and sporotrichoid types. We describe a rare sporotrichoid presentation of lupus vulgaris on the leg of a 28-year-old female of 12 years duration.

  11. La circulación de las ideas y la inserción de los cientistas económico-sociales chilenos en las redes conosureñas durante los largos 1960

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    Eduardo Devés Valdés

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available El tema de este artículo, la circulación de las ideas (a través hacia y desde Chile en los largos 60, es una manera de modular dos problemas teóricos que se entrelazan: cuáles fueron las redes intelectuales a las que se articularon los intelectuales chilenos y cómo circulan las ideas en el mundo periférico. Dialogando con diferentes intérpretes del pensamiento chileno y latinoamericano de la época, se intenta elaborar un modelo que trascienda (no que niegue ni menos que ignore la noción colonial-colonialista de influencia desde el pensamiento central. Los objetivos específicos del trabajo son dos: determinar entre los cientistas económico-sociales chilenos o residentes cuáles son los 10 con mayor inserción metanacional y, a partir de allí, determinar cuáles son las ideas que ingresaron durante el período, cómo se hibridaron entre ellas y/o con las ya existentes, cómo fueron mutando y dieron origen a otras que salieron, siendo altamente apetecidas en el mercado internacional de las ideas sobre todo dentro de la propia América Latina, pero también en universidades de Europa, incluso del Este, del Caribe anglófono, de Norteamérica incluido Canadá y también África. Se ha pretendido desarrollar este trabajo eidológico (estudio de las ideas en buena medida como una ciencia de la vida acogiendo categorías como genética, nicho, ecosistema, hibridación y mutación, entre otras.The subject of this article _the circulation of ideas to, from and through Chile in the long `60s_ is a way to approach two connected theoretical problems: in what intellectual networks were the Chilean intellectuals inserted and how do ideas circulate in the periphery. A dialog with different representatives of Chilean and Latin American thought in the period should help to create a model that transcends the notion of "colonial-colonialist" influence from the center. The specific objectives of this work are to establish who are the ten social

  12. Lupus cerebritis after visiting a tanning salon.

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    Geara, Abdallah S; Torbey, Estelle; El-imad, Badiaa

    2009-01-01

    A 53-year-old female was admitted to the intensive care unit for lupus cerebritis; she had a 15-year history of stable lupus. Over the prior 1 to 2 months, the patient visited a tanning salon and this triggered the exacerbation of lupus. Her initial symptoms were cutaneous in the form of an erythematous rash. Within 2 weeks she started to have headaches and was admitted for seizure and psychosis. Ultraviolet A exposure in the tanning salon is known to exacerbate lupus by modulation of the immune system at the level of the skin. It has also been found that ultraviolet light can lead to the formation of antinuclear antibodies. This case illustrates the need to emphasize the danger of the tanning salon to patients with systemic lupus erythematous; the risk is not only cutaneous, it can also be systemic. PMID:20001946

  13. Lupus vulgaris with squamous cell carcinoma.

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    Motswaledi, Mojakgomo Hendrick; Doman, Chantal

    2007-12-01

    Tuberculosis is still a significant problem in developing countries. Cutaneous forms of tuberculosis account for approximately 10% of all cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Cutaneous tuberculosis may be because of true infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis or because of tuberculids. Tuberculids are immunological reactions to haematogenously spread antigenic components of M. tuberculosis. True cutaneous tuberculosis may be because of inoculation or haematogenous spread of M. tuberculosis to the skin. Lupus vulgaris is the commonest form of true cutaneous tuberculosis. Other forms of true cutaneous tuberculosis are tuberculous chancre, tuberculosis verrucosa cutis, scrofuloderma, periorificial tuberculosis and miliary tuberculosis of the skin. Lupus vulgaris is usually chronic and progressive. It occurs in patients with moderate to high immunity against M. tuberculosis as evidenced by strongly positive tuberculin test. Long-standing cases of lupus vulgaris may be complicated by squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). We describe a patient who had undiagnosed lupus vulgaris for 35 years until she developed SCC on the lesion of lupus vulgaris.

  14. Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis: A Critical Appraisal

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    Chi Chiu Mok

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Kidney disease is one of the most serious manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE. Despite the improvement in the medical care of SLE in the past two decades, the prognosis of lupus nephritis remains unsatisfactory. Besides exploring more effective but less toxic treatment modalities that will further improve the remission rate, early detection and treatment of renal activity may spare patients from intensive immunosuppressive therapies and reduce renal damage. Conventional clinical parameters such as creatinine clearance, proteinuria, urine sediments, anti-dsDNA, and complement levels are not sensitive or specific enough for detecting ongoing disease activity in the lupus kidneys and early relapse of nephritis. Thus, novel biomarkers are necessary to enhance the diagnostic accuracy and sensitivity of lupus renal disease, prognostic stratification, monitoring of treatment response, and detection of early renal flares. This paper reviews promising biomarkers that have recently been evaluated in longitudinal studies of lupus nephritis.

  15. Th Subset Balance in Lupus Nephritis

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    Katsuhisa Miyake

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Lupus nephritis, which has various histological patterns and variable clinical outcomes, is one of the most important complications of systemic lupus nephritis (SLE. This pathogenetic mechanism in each histologically different type of lupus nephritis (LN remains unclear. Although SLE is suggested to be a Th2-driven disease, elevation of both Th1 and Th2 cytokines occurs in both humans and mice, suggesting that SLE is a complex disease driven by different lymphocyte subsets with high heterogeneity of clinical manifestations and organ involvement. Recent findings in LN elucidate an essential role for the Th1, IL-17 producing T cells and Th17 cells in the development of diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis (DPLN, and Th2 cytokine in that of membranous lupus nephritis (MLN. These data support the hypothesis that individual Th1/Th2 balance is one of the critical determinants for histopathology of LN.

  16. Lupus mastitis - peculiar radiological and pathological features

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    Lupus mastitis is a form of lupus profundus that is seen in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. It usually presents as a swelling (or swellings) in the breasts, with or without pain. The condition is recurrent and progresses along with the underlying disease, with fat necrosis, calcification, fibrosis, scarring, and breast atrophy. Lupus mastitis is often confused with malignancy and lymphoma and, in our part of the world, with tuberculosis. Confusion is especially likely when it occurs in an unusual clinical setting. In this article, we present a case that presented with unique radiological, pathological, and clinical features. Awareness of the various manifestations of lupus mastitis is essential if unnecessary interventions such as biopsies and surgeries, and their consequences, are to be avoided

  17. EL PRIMER APORTE DE LOS OBISPOS CHILENOS A LA CODIFICACIÓN DEL DERECHO CANÓNICO DE 1917: LOS POSTULATA EPISCOPORUM ACERCA DEL MATRIMONIO

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    Carlos Salinas Araneda

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    La redacción del primer Código de Derecho Canónico que tuvo la Iglesia latina fue ordenado por el papa san Pío X, en 1904. La tarea codificadora, empero, no fue obra de un grupo cerrado de expertos, sino que tuvo en cuenta el parecer del episcopado, el que fue consultado en dos momentos diferentes; en ambos casos fueron requeridos los obispos chilenos. En este trabajo se estudia, a partir de la documentación guardada en el Archivo Secreto Vaticano, el aporte de los obispos chilenos en la prim...

  18. El uso de las comunicaciones transjudiciales por parte de las jurisdicciones constitucionales en el derecho comparado y chileno

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    Humberto Nogueira Alcalá

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza desde una perspectiva de derecho comparado el tema del uso del derecho extranjero e internacional, como asimismo de la jurisprudencia de jurisdicciones constitucionales y de tribunales internacionales por la jurisdicción constitucional doméstica. Se consideran las principales ventajas y objeciones a este uso del derecho no doméstico por las jurisdicciones constitucionales, como asimismo, se realizan algunas consideraciones iniciales sobre el uso del derecho no doméstico por parte del Tribunal Constitucional chileno.

  19. El Derecho a la Tutela Judicial y al Debido Proceso en la Jurisprudencia del Tribunal Constitucional Chileno

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    Gonzalo García Pino

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    Full Text Available El texto propone un esquema conceptual que sistematiza la jurisprudencia del Tribunal Constitucional chileno en materia del derecho a la tutela judicial y al debido proceso. Tomando en consideración la doctrina reciente, el texto elabora categorías dogmáticas para diferenciar las potestades y componentes del derecho a la tutela judicial del debido proceso. Los autores concluyen que ambos derechos son de creciente desarrollo conceptual por la jurisprudencia constitucional chilena y que su sistematización dotaría de mayor certeza jurídica a las decisiones del Tribunal Constitucional.

  20. EL DERECHO A LA SEGURIDAD SOCIAL EN EL CONSTITUCIONALISMO CHILENO: UN CONTINENTE EN BUSCA DE SU CONTENIDO

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    Iván Mauricio Obando Camino

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el contenido variable del derecho constitucional a la seguridad social en el constitucionalismo chileno, basado en antecedentes históricos, doctrinales y, en menor medida, jurisprudenciales, ofreciendo, a la vez, una visión retrospectiva y prospectiva sobre el desarrollo constitucional en la materia. El artículo sostiene que existen actualmente desarrollos doctrinales y jurisprudenciales que permiten avizorar una expansión eventual del contenido normativo del citado derecho, por lo que este último constituye actualmente un continente en busca de su contenido.

  1. ¿Educadores o consumidores? discrepancia del yo, consumo y materialismo en estudiantes chilenos de pedagogía

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    Marianela Denegri Coria; Constanza García Jara; Nicolle González Rivera; Jocelyne Sepúlveda Aravena***,

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    El presente artículo tiene como propósito caracterizar las relaciones existentes entre la discrepancia del Yo, las actitudes hacia la compra y valores materialistas en estudiantes de Pedagogía considerando diferencias de género. Se aplicaron las escalas de Discrepancia del Yo, Actitudes hacia la Compra y Valores Materiales, en una muestra de 167 estudiantes chilenos de las carreras de Pedagogía en Historia de dos universidades del Sur de Chile. Los resultados obtenidos, evidencian correlacion...

  2. Predicción de la masa muscular apendicular esquelética basado en mediciones antropométricas en Adultos Mayores Chilenos

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    Lydia Lera

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Desarrollar un modelo antropométrico de predicción de masa muscular apendicular esquelética (MMAE, en adultos mayores chilenos. Métodos: La muestra estudiada corresponde a 616 adultos > 60 años (69,9 ± 5,2 años, 64,6% mujeres, autovalentes, viviendo en la comunidad en Santiago, Chile, participantes del estudio ALEXANDROS. Se efectuaron mediciones antropométricas, dinamometría de mano, pruebas de movilidad y densitometría ósea (DEXA. Mediante modelos de regresión lineal paso a paso se relacionó la MMAE obtenida por DEXA con variables antropométricas, edad y sexo. La muestra se dividió en forma aleatoria en dos submuestras, obteniéndose ecuaciones de predicción para ambas, que se validaron mutuamente por doble validación cruzada. La alta correlación entre los valores de MMAE observados y pronosticados en ambas submuestras y el bajo grado de contracción permitieron desarrollar la ecuación de predicción final con la muestra total. Resultados: El coeficiente de validez cruzada entre las ecuaciones de predicción obtenidas en las dos submuestras fue 0,941 y 0,9409 y el grado de contracción 0,004 y 0,006. La ecuación de predicción final, en la muestra total, fue: MMAE (kg = 0,107(peso kg + 0,251(altura rodilla cm + 0,197(circunferencia pantorrilla cm + 0,047(dinamometría kg - 0,034(circunferencia cadera cm + 3,417(sexo - 0,020 (edad años - 7,646 (R² = 0,89. La MMAE estimada y la medida por DEXA fueron similares (16,8±4,0 vs 16,9±3,7 y concordantes según los métodos de Bland y Altman (IC 95%: -2,6 -2,7 y Lin (coeficiente correlación concordancia = 0,94. Conclusiones: Se obtuvo una ecuación antropométrica para determinar la masa MMEA, de gran utilidad en la pesquisa de sarcopenia en adultos mayores.

  3. Improving Outcomes in Patients with Lupus and End Stage Renal Disease

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    Inda-Filho, Antonio; Neugarten, Joel; Putterman, Chaim; Broder, Anna

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    The development of lupus-related end stage renal disease (ESRD) confers the highest mortality rates among individuals with lupus. Lupus-related ESRD is also associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates compared with non-lupus ESRD.

  4. Belimumab in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Vilas-Boas, Andreia; Morais, Sandra A; Isenberg, David A

    2015-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is one of the most challenging autoimmune disorders with a complex pathophysiology and diverse clinical presentation. Many drugs have been used to treat SLE with suboptimal results, especially in patients with moderate-to-severe disease. Belimumab is the first biological drug to be approved for the treatment of SLE in more than 50 years. This monoclonal antibody blocks B-cell activating factor, a cytokine important for B-cell differentiation and survival. In this review we focus on the activity of belimumab in patients with SLE and discuss the controversies of its use. PMID:26509047

  5. Belimumab in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Srivastava, Ankita

    2016-01-01

    Belimumab is the only approved biological agent for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It is a fully humanized IgG1γ monoclonal antibody directed against soluble B lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS). It is indicated as an add-on therapy for the treatment of adult patients with active, autoantibody-positive SLE, who are receiving standard therapy. Belimumab is generally well-tolerated, common adverse effects include infections, infusion reactions, hypersensitivity, headache, nausea, and fatigue. Psychiatric events including suicidal tendency, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and malignancies too have been reported. Apart from SLE, the drug is also being tried for other autoimmune disorders.

  6. Cross-fostering in gray wolves (Canis lupus lupus).

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    Scharis, Inger; Amundin, Mats

    2015-01-01

    Cross-fostering in canids, with captive-bred pups introduced into endangered wild populations, might aid conservation efforts by increasing genetic diversity and lowering the risk of inbreeding depression. The gray wolf (Canis lupus lupus) population in Scandinavia suffers from severe inbreeding due to a narrow genetic base and geographical isolation. This study aimed at evaluating the method to cross-foster wolf pups from zoo-born to zoo-born litters. The following was assessed: female initial acceptance of foster pups, growth rate in relation to age difference between foster pups and pups in recipient litters and survival over the first 33 weeks. The study included four litters added by two foster pups in each. The age differences between the foster pups and the recipient litters were 2-8 days. After augmentation, all four females accepted the foster pups, demonstrated by her moving the entire litter to a new den site. Growth rate was dependent on the age difference of the pups in the foster litters, with a considerably slower growth rate in the 8 days younger pups. However, these pups later appeared to be at no disadvantage. Foster pups had a higher survival rate than females' pups, however, the causes of death were probably not kin or non-kin related. The results indicate that cross-fostering works in gray wolves and that this might be a plausible way to increase genetic variation in the wild population. PMID:25773058

  7. The stellar population of the Lupus clouds

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    Hughes, Joanne; Hartigan, Patrick; Krautter, Joachim; Kelemen, Janos

    1994-01-01

    We present photometric and spectroscopic observations of the H alpha emission stars in the Lupus dark cloud complex. We estimate the effective temperatures of the stars from their spectral types and calculate the reddening towards each object from the (R-I) colors. From these data, we derive mass and age distributions for the Lupus stars using a new set of pre-main sequence evolutionar tracks. We compare the results for the Lupus stars with those for a similar population of young stellar objects in Taurus-Auriga and Chamaeleon and with the initial mass function for field stars in the solar neighborhood. From the H-R diagrams, Lupus appears to contain older stars than Taurus. The Lupus dark clouds form a greater proportion of low mass stars than the Taurus complex. Also, the proportion of low mass stars in Lupus is higher than that predicted by the Miller-Scalo initial mass function, and the lowest mass stars in Lupus are less active than similar T Tauri stars in other regions.

  8. Hypertrophic lupus vulgaris: an unusual presentation.

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    Jain, Vijay K; Aggarwal, Kamal; Jain, Sarika; Singh, Sunita

    2009-07-01

    Lupus vulgaris is the most common form of cutaneous tuberculosis occurring in previously sensitized individuals with a high degree of tuberculin sensitivity. Various forms including plaque, ulcerative, hypertrophic, vegetative, papular, and nodular forms have been described. A 30-year-old male patient presented with a very large hypertrophic lupus vulgaris lesion over left side of chest since 22 years. Histopathological examination showed granulomatous infiltration without caseation necrosis. The Mantoux reaction was strongly positive. Hypertrophic lupus vulgaris of such a giant size and that too at an unusual site is extremely rare and hence is being reported.

  9. Concurrent Kimura disease and lupus nephritis

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    Wang, Haitao; Fang, Fang; Sun, Ying; Wang, Songlan; Mao, Yonghui

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Background: Kimura disease is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder with peripheral eosinophilia and elevated serum IgE and is also frequently complicated by nephropathy. Methods: We report a rare case of Kimura disease concomitant with lupus nephritis in a 72-year old male patient with recurrent unexplained lymphadenopathy, renal lesions, and immunologic abnormalities. Results: The patient was successfully managed with gamma immunoglobulin, intravenous pulse methylprednisolone therapy, hydroxychloroquine, and prednisone. Conclusion: This is the first report of a case of Kimura disease concomitant with lupus nephritis and highlights the importance of considering lupus nephritis as a possible concurrent disease in patients with Kimura disease that have immunologic abnormalities. PMID:27741124

  10. The persistent challenge of lupus nephritis.

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    Valesini, Guido; Conti, Fabrizio

    2011-06-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus has long been considered the prototypic autoimmune disease. Although the etiology remains enigmatic, there has been vigorous definition of the clinical features and the natural history. In this issue, we review the persistent challenge of lupus nephritis and, in particular, features of diagnosis as well as treatment options. It is clear that major therapeutic advances have occurred but there is still a considerable unmet need in the population. This issue does not review all the clinical problems of lupus nephritis, but rather attempts to place the most recent data in perspective for the clinician. PMID:20811786

  11. Estado nutricional en escolares chilenos según la referencia NCHS y OMS 2007 Nutritional status in Chilean school children according to NCHS and WHO 2007 reference

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    E. Atalah Samur

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes: El 2007 la OMS publicó una nueva referencia para evaluar el estado nutricional en niños y adolescentes de 5 a 19 años, que incluye tablas de índice de masa corporal (IMC por edad y sexo. Objetivo: Análisis comparativo del estado nutricional según IMC en escolares y adolescentes chilenos utilizando la norma vigente del Ministerio de Salud (NCHS y la nueva referencia OMS 2007. Material y métodos: Cohorte retrospectiva de 117.745 recién nacidos, con evaluación nutricional al ingresar a educación básica (1997 y enseñanza media (2005. Se analizó el estado nutricional según IMC en relación a las referencias NCHS 1977, OMS 2007 en desviaciones estándar (DE y en percentiles. Se evaluó la concordancia diagnóstica según los tres criterios con el índice Kappa. Resultados: Hubo pocas diferencias en la clasificación nutricional en primero básico (6,4 ± 0,3 años entre los tres criterios. En primero medio (14,4 ± 0,3 años fue mayor la prevalencia de bajo peso con ambas referencias OMS, de sobrepeso con OMS DE y de obesidad con OMS percentiles (p Background: In 2007, WHO published a new reference for assessing the nutritional status of children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 years, including body mass index (BMI by sex and age. Objective: To compare the nutritional assessment by BMI in schoolchildren and adolescents using the actual Chilean Ministry of Health norm (NCHS and the new WHO reference 2007. Material and methods: Retrospective cohort study of 117,745 newborns, with nutritional assessment on first year of basic education (1997 and later in high education (2005. We analyzed the nutritional status according to BMI for age in relation to the NCHS references and WHO 2007, in standard deviations (SD and percentiles. We analyzed the agreement between the different references with the Kappa index. Results: There were small differences in the nutritional classification in first grade (6,4 ± 0,3 years between the three

  12. Agresividad, prosocialidad y estatus social: identificando perfiles admirados entre preadolescentes chilenos

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    Christian Berger

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    Con base en la creciente evidencia de la asociación entre la agresividad y la prosocialidad con indicadores de estatus social, el presente estudio aborda la admiración entre pares adolescentes como una manera de operacionalizar el estatus y evalúa el potencial carácter funcional de estas conductas sociales. La hipótesis que guía este estudio es que en la medida en que la agresividad y la prosocialidad son características valoradas en el contexto de pares (con base en su asociación con el esta...

  13. Acalculous cholecystitis: complication of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Full Text Available Se describe un caso de una niña de 12 años con diagnóstico previo de lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES de tres años de evolución, que se presentó con dolor abdominal epigástrico tipo cólico. En la evaluación se demostró activación de la enfermedad por clínica y serología. La ecografía abdominal inicial fue normal y la endoscopia digestiva alta mostró gastritis antral, por lo cual se inicio omeprasol con dieta. Por persistencia del dolor y no mejoría con manejo medico para gastritis se repitió la ecografía abdominal 6 días después, que mostró engrosamiento de las paredes de la vesícula sin cálculos en su interior. Se hizo colecistectomía laparoscópica con mejoría de la paciente. La patología mostró evidencia de vasculitis de las arterias medias de las paredes de la vesícula. La colecistitis acalculosa por vasculitis es una complicación raramente descrita en adultos con LES; en la literatura consultada se encontró un solo caso pediátrico. Como este caso es de interés, se informa y se revisa la literatura.

  14. Validez predictiva del instrumento de evaluación de riesgos y recursos para la intervención FER-R, en adolescentes chilenos infractores de ley / Predictive Validity at the Instrument Risk and Resources (FER-R for Intervention Assessment with Young Offenders: Preliminary Study

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    Paula Alarcón

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    Full Text Available Se estudió la validez predictiva del instrumento Ficha de Evaluación de Riesgos y Recursos (FER-R para adolescentes infractores de ley, en un lapso de dos años (2009-2011. La FER-R consta de 60 ítems y permite el registro de 10 dominios, riesgos criminogénicos, recursos y el registro de un índice de escalada delictiva. La muestra estuvo conformada por 101 adolescentes varones, entre 14 y 19 años de edad, judicializados y deriva- dos a programas de intervención en medio libre. Los principales resultados muestran que el índice general de riesgo medido por la FER-R, presenta un 68.3 % de aciertos, con un área bajo la curva ROC = 0.73, indicando una magnitud predictiva fuerte de la escala total para predecir reincidencia en los adolescentes infractores chilenos.

  15. Central nervous system manifestations of neonatal lupus: a systematic review.

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    Chen, C C; Lin, K-L; Chen, C-L; Wong, A May-Kuen; Huang, J-L

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    Neonatal lupus is a rare and acquired autoimmune disease. Central nervous system abnormalities are potential manifestations in neonatal lupus. Through a systematic literature review, we analyzed the clinical features of previously reported neonatal lupus cases where central nervous system abnormalities had been identified. Most reported neonatal lupus patients with central nervous system involvement were neuroimaging-determined and asymptomatic. Only seven neonatal lupus cases were identified as having a symptomatic central nervous system abnormality which caused physical disability or required neurosurgery. A high percentage of these neurosymptomatic neonatal lupus patients had experienced a transient cutaneous skin rash and had no maternal history of autoimmune disease before pregnancy.

  16. Lupus cystitis in Korean patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: risk factors and clinical outcomes.

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    Koh, J H; Lee, J; Jung, S M; Ju, J H; Park, S-H; Kim, H-Y; Kwok, S-K

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    This study was performed to investigate the clinical characteristics of lupus cystitis and determine the risk factors and clinical outcomes of lupus cystitis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We retrospectively reviewed 1064 patients at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, Korea, from 1998 to 2013. Twenty-four patients had lupus cystitis. Lupus cystitis was defined as unexplained ureteritis and/or cystitis as detected by imaging studies, cystoscopy, or bladder histopathology without urinary microorganisms or stones. Three-fourths of patients with lupus cystitis had concurrent lupus mesenteric vasculitis (LMV). The initial symptoms were gastrointestinal in nature for most patients (79.2%). High-dose methylprednisolone was initially administered to most patients (91.7%) with lupus cystitis. Two patients (8.3%) died of urinary tract infections. Sixty-five age- and sex-matched patients with SLE who were admitted with other manifestations were included as the control group. Patients with lupus cystitis showed a lower C3 level (p = 0.031), higher SLE Disease Activity Index score (p = 0.006), and higher ESR (p = 0.05) upon admission; more frequently had a history of LMV prior to admission (p lupus (p = 0.031) than did patients with SLE but without lupus cystitis. The occurrence of lupus cystitis was associated with a history of LMV (OR, 21.794; 95% CI, 4.061-116.963). The median follow-up period was 3.4 years, and the cumulative one-year mortality rate was 20%. Complications developed in 33.3% of patients with lupus cystitis and were related to survival (log-rank p = 0.021). Our results suggest that the possibility of lupus cystitis should be considered when a patient with SLE and history of LMV presents with gastrointestinal symptoms or lower urinary tract symptoms. Development of complications in patients with lupus cystitis can be fatal. Thus, intensive treatment and follow-up are needed, especially in the presence of

  17. 2007 Changsha International Symposium on Lupus

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    @@ The 2007 Changsha International Symposium on Lupus, co-sponsored by the Institute of Dermatovenereology and the Epigenetic Research Center of the Second Xiangya Hospital at the Central South University was successfully held in Changsha on May 27,2007.

  18. Natural history of "silent" lupus nephritis.

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    Bennett, W M; Bardana, E J; Norman, D J; Houghton, D C

    1982-05-01

    Twenty patients with systemic lupus erythematosus but without evident renal involvement previously underwent percutaneous renal biopsy. Findings revealed almost universal pathologic evidence of nephritis. Included were three patients who had diffuse proliferative changes and five who had subendothelial electron dense deposits. Only four patients developed clinical renal disease during the follow-up period while no patient died or required dialysis. Using the Life Table Method, the cumulative percentage of patients free from any clinical renal disease was over 60% at 10 yr from the time of diagnosis of systemic lupus, and at 8 yr from the time of the original biopsy. It is concluded that silent lupus nephritis, regardless of histologic subtype, has a favorable prognosis. These data may not be applicable to patients with similar biopsies who have evidence of clinical lupus nephritis. PMID:7091151

  19. What Medications Are Used to Treat Lupus?

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    ... only medication they need to control their lupus. Aspirin Pain-reducer with anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant (blood- ... may damage the retina of the eye (retinal toxicity), causing vision problems. If low doses of antimalarials ...

  20. Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis: A Critical Appraisal

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    Kidney disease is one of the most serious manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Despite the improvement in the medical care of SLE in the past two decades, the prognosis of lupus nephritis remains unsatisfactory. Besides exploring more effective but less toxic treatment modalities that will further improve the remission rate, early detection and treatment of renal activity may spare patients from intensive immunosuppressive therapies and reduce renal damage. Conventional clini...

  1. CO observations of dark clouds in Lupus

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    Murphy, D. C.; Cohen, R.; May, J.

    1986-01-01

    C-12O observations covering 170 square degrees toward the southern T Association Lupus have revealed the presence of an extended physically related complex of dark clouds which have recently formed low mass stars. The estimated mass of the clouds (about 30,000 solar masses) is comparable to that of the nearby Ophiuchus dust clouds. The Lupus clouds are projected onto a gap between two subgroups of the Scorpio-Centaurus OB association suggesting that this long accepted subgrouping may require reinterpretation.

  2. Radiological changes in systemic lupus erythematosis

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    In a study of 50 patients with systemic lupus erythematosis, radiologically demonstrable lung changes and pleural effusions were found in 50%. Changes in the peripheral skeleton, such as osteoporosis, erosions or mutilations, were seen in only two patients. Our radiological analysis has shown that systemic lupus erythematosis does not produce changes in the joints, but is responsible for abnormalities in the lungs, as well as for pericardial and pleural effusions. (orig.)

  3. Neonatal lupus syndrome in a Nigerian child

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    Abiodun, Moses; Adelowo, Olufemi

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    Neonatal lupus is a rare syndrome resulting from passively transferred maternal autoantibodies during pregnancy. A male infant was delivered at term to a 29-year-old primiparous woman who was diagnosed of systemic lupus erythematosus 2 years earlier and had detectable levels of autoantibodies (antinuclear antibody (ANA), anti-dsDNA, anti-Ro and anti-La/SSB) in second trimester. However, the pregnancy was otherwise uneventful. He presented at the age of 8 week with a widespread hypopigmented m...

  4. Neuropsychiatric lupus: a mosaic of clinical presentations

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    Neuropsychiatric symptoms affect nearly half of the patients with systemic lupus erythematosus; however, the effect on disease severity, quality of life, and prognosis is tremendous. Symptoms of neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus may range from mild diffuse ones, to acute life threatening events. Although the underlying mechanisms are still largely unraveled, several pathogenic pathways are identified, such as antibody-mediated neurotoxicity, vasculopathy due to anti-phospholipid a...

  5. Evaluación psicométrica de la escala de conducta delictiva y violenta en el aula, en estudiantes chilenos (Psychometric Assessment Of The Criminal And Violent Behavior Scale In The Classroom, In Chilean Students

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    Daniela Vera-Bachmann

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Se reporta evidencia empírica sobre las propiedades psicométricas de la Escala de conducta delictiva y violenta en el aula, en una muestra de 877 estudiantes secundarios chilenos, cuyas edades están comprendidas entre los 13 y los 20 años (M = 15.94, DT = 1.31. Los análisis factoriales exploratorios y confirmatorios han aportado evidencia de validez cruzada, corroborando la estructura original de dos factores; factor conducta violenta disruptiva y factor victimización. Las medidas de consistencia interna y homogeneidad fueron satisfactorias para ambas subescalas, así como su correlación con medidas de clima social escolar. Se concluye que esta escala brinda garantías de confiabilidad y validez para su uso en Chile. ABSTRACT: Empirical evidence is reported on the psychometric properties of the Scale of criminal and violent behaviorin the classroom, in a sample of 877 Chilean high school students, between the ages of 13 and 20 (M = 15.94, DT = 1.31 . Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis have provided evidence of cross validity, corroborating the original two factor structure; the violent behavior disruptive factor and the victimization factor. Measures of internal consistency and uniformity were satisfactory for both subscales, as well as their correlation with school social climate measures. It is concluded that this scale provides guarantee of reliability and validity for its use in Chile.

  6. Francia y Alemania: Génesis, Desarrollo y Cese de la hostilidad franco-alemana. Un análisis comparativo para el caso chileno-peruano Parte I

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    Cristián Leyton Salas

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es la primera parte de un estudio del autor que compara la relación chileno-peruana con la relación franco-alemana, la cual, antes de la segunda guerra mundial, se construía sobre la base de la desconfianza mutua producto de la imagen negativa del otro formada a través de la historia común. En esta primera parte del artículo, el autor realiza un análisis de los orígenes de la conflictividad franco-alemana, que desembocará en la creación de la idea del “enemigo hereditario” o “encarnación del mal”, y que producirá los mayores enfrentamientos entre ambas naciones, desde la guerra franco-prusiana hasta la segunda guerra mundial, concluyendo que esta historia de continuos desencuentros y conflictos fue el detonante del histórico enfrentamiento entre alemanes y franceses.

  7. Lupus eritematoso discóide na infância Discoid lupus erythematosus in childhood

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    Maria Carolina de A. Sampaio

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Realizar revisão da literatura sobre o lupus eritematoso discóide (LED na infância. FONTES DE DADOS: Livros-texto e artigos de revistas indexadas pelo Medline e SciELO nos últimos dez anos, usando as seguintes palavras-chave: "discoid lupus erythematosus", "chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus", "lupus erythematosus in childhood", "lupus erythematosus in children", "discoid lupus erythematosus in childhood", "discoid lupus erythematosus in children". SÍNTESEDOS DADOS: A idade de início da doença ocorre predominantemente entre cinco e dez anos e a história familiar de lupus eritematoso está presente em 11 a 35% dos casos. A relação gênero feminino/masculino varia de 1/1 a 2,4/1. Por sua vez, 24 a 27% dos pacientes com LED desenvolvem lupus eritematoso sistêmico (LES. Lesões discóides localizadas (que acometem cabeça e pescoço são observadas em 56 a 75% dos pacientes. A face é o local mais acometido. O LED localizado e o generalizado apresentam evolução semelhante. Os achados histológicos são típicos, mostrando dermatite de interface. IgM e IgG são os depósitos mais freqüentes na zona da membrana basal da epiderme. Os tratamentos geralmente utilizados são: fotoproteção, corticosteróides tópicos e antimaláricos. Imunossupressores, talidomida, dapsona e retinóides podem ser usados nos casos refratários. CONCLUSÕES: O LED da infância parece ter pequeno predomínio no gênero feminino, alta prevalência de história familiar de lupus eritematoso e elevada proporção que evolui para a forma sistêmica da doença, comparada ao LED do adulto. O LED localizado e o generalizado apresentam prognósticos semelhante. Os achados histológicos não foram diferentes daqueles descritos no LED do adulto.OBJECTIVE: To review the literature about discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE in childhood. DATA SOURCES: Textbooks and journals indexed for Medline and SciELO in the last ten years. The following key-words were

  8. Antiphospholipid Antibodies in Lupus Nephritis.

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    Parodis, Ioannis; Arnaud, Laurent; Gerhardsson, Jakob; Zickert, Agneta; Sundelin, Birgitta; Malmström, Vivianne; Svenungsson, Elisabet; Gunnarsson, Iva

    2016-01-01

    Lupus nephritis (LN) is a major manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It remains unclear whether antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) alter the course of LN. We thus investigated the impact of aPL on short-term and long-term renal outcomes in patients with LN. We assessed levels of aPL cross-sectionally in SLE patients diagnosed with (n = 204) or without (n = 294) LN, and prospectively in 64 patients with active biopsy-proven LN (52 proliferative, 12 membranous), before and after induction treatment (short-term outcomes). Long-term renal outcome in the prospective LN cohort was determined by the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) stage, after a median follow-up of 11.3 years (range: 3.3-18.8). Cross-sectional analysis revealed no association between LN and IgG/IgM anticardiolipin or anti-β2-glycoprotein I antibodies, or lupus anticoagulant. Both aPL positivity and levels were similar in patients with active LN and non-renal SLE. Following induction treatment for LN, serum IgG/IgM aPL levels decreased in responders (p<0.005 for all), but not in non-responders. Both at active LN and post-treatment, patients with IgG, but not IgM, aPL had higher creatinine levels compared with patients without IgG aPL. Neither aPL positivity nor levels were associated with changes in eGFR from either baseline or post-treatment through long-term follow-up. Moreover, aPL positivity and levels both at baseline and post-treatment were similar in patients with a CKD stage ≥3 versus 1-2 at the last follow-up. In conclusion, neither aPL positivity nor levels were found to be associated with the occurrence of LN in SLE patients. However, IgG aPL positivity in LN patients was associated with a short-term impairment of the renal function while no effect on long-term renal outcome was observed. Furthermore, IgG and IgM aPL levels decreased following induction treatment only in responders, indicating that aPL levels are affected by

  9. Antiphospholipid Antibodies in Lupus Nephritis.

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    Ioannis Parodis

    Full Text Available Lupus nephritis (LN is a major manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE. It remains unclear whether antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL alter the course of LN. We thus investigated the impact of aPL on short-term and long-term renal outcomes in patients with LN. We assessed levels of aPL cross-sectionally in SLE patients diagnosed with (n = 204 or without (n = 294 LN, and prospectively in 64 patients with active biopsy-proven LN (52 proliferative, 12 membranous, before and after induction treatment (short-term outcomes. Long-term renal outcome in the prospective LN cohort was determined by the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR and the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD stage, after a median follow-up of 11.3 years (range: 3.3-18.8. Cross-sectional analysis revealed no association between LN and IgG/IgM anticardiolipin or anti-β2-glycoprotein I antibodies, or lupus anticoagulant. Both aPL positivity and levels were similar in patients with active LN and non-renal SLE. Following induction treatment for LN, serum IgG/IgM aPL levels decreased in responders (p<0.005 for all, but not in non-responders. Both at active LN and post-treatment, patients with IgG, but not IgM, aPL had higher creatinine levels compared with patients without IgG aPL. Neither aPL positivity nor levels were associated with changes in eGFR from either baseline or post-treatment through long-term follow-up. Moreover, aPL positivity and levels both at baseline and post-treatment were similar in patients with a CKD stage ≥3 versus 1-2 at the last follow-up. In conclusion, neither aPL positivity nor levels were found to be associated with the occurrence of LN in SLE patients. However, IgG aPL positivity in LN patients was associated with a short-term impairment of the renal function while no effect on long-term renal outcome was observed. Furthermore, IgG and IgM aPL levels decreased following induction treatment only in responders, indicating that aPL levels are

  10. Topical calcineurin inhibitors in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Christos E Lampropoulos

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Christos E Lampropoulos, David P D’CruzLupus Research Unit, Rayne Institute, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, UKAbstract: Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE encompasses a variety of lesions that may be refractory to systemic or topical agents. Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE are the most common lesions in clinical practice. The topical calcineurin inhibitors, tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, have been used to treat resistant cutaneous lupus since 2002 and inhibit the proliferation and activation of T-cells and suppress immune-mediated cutaneous inflammation. This article reviews the mechanism of action, efficacy, adverse effects, and the recent concern about their possible carcinogenic effect. Although the total number of patients is small and there is only one relevant randomized controlled study, the data are encouraging. Many patients, previously resistant to systemic agents or topical steroids, improved after four weeks of treatment. DLE and SCLE lesions were less responsive, reflecting the chronicity of the lesions, although more than 50% of patients still showed improvement. Topical calcineurin inhibitors may be a safe and effective alternative to topical steroids for CLE although the only approved indication is for atopic dermatitis.Keywords: tacrolimus, pimecrolimus, cutaneous lupus erythematosus, topical calcineurin inhibitors

  11. Patologías dentales en incisivos, caninos y primer premolar en caballos chilenos adultos Dental pathologies in incisors, canines and first premolar in adult Chilean horses

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    L Muñoz

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Las patologías dentales han ido tomando mayor relevancia clínico veterinaria, aumentando el número de consultas, tratamientos y procedimientos preventivos. En caballos chilenos, la información existente de patologías dentales es nula, por lo que se hace primordial la investigación y recolección de datos en esta raza. Se analizaron 100 caballos pertenecientes a la Asociación de Rodeo Concepción, entre los meses de junio y septiembre del año 2007. Los materiales que se utilizaron fueron puro, linterna, sonda odontológica y espejo odontológico. El examen incluyó reseña, anamnesis y examen dental, registrando todo lo encontrado en una ficha odontológica. Ochenta y ocho ejemplares presentaron algún tipo de patología dental (88%. Las patologías más frecuentes fueron fracturas con 46%, tártaro con 33% y braquignatia con 32%, todos estos ubicados en los incisivos (’01-‘03. Sesenta y siete caballos (55 machos y 22 hembras poseían uno o más caninos (77%. De éstos, 38 (49,35% presentaba patologías en caninos, siendo lo más frecuente caninos ciegos (24,67%. Se encontraron 16 equinos (13 machos y 3 hembras con uno o más primeros premolares (diente de lobo (16%, ninguno mandibular. Sólo se encontró un caso de patología en un primer premolar que correspondió a enfermedad periodontal. Se encontraron diferencias estadísticas asociadas al sexo, para boca en declive en incisivos y caninos ciegos.Dental pathologies have reached a higher veterinary clinical relevance, increasing the number of consultations, treatments and preventive proceedings. In Chilean horses, the information of dental pathologies is inexistent making the research and the data collection in this breed interesting. One hundred horses that came from the Asociación de Rodeo de Concepción, were analyzed between June and September 2007. The materials used were nosetwitch, flashlight, dental probe and intra-oral mirror. The visit started with an interview, followed

  12. Dengue fever triggering systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis: a case report

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    Talib SH

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available SH Talib, SR Bhattu, R Bhattu, SG Deshpande, DB Dahiphale Department of Medicine and Nephrology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India Abstract: We report a rare case of dengue fever triggering systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis. The patient presented herself during a large outbreak of dengue fever in December 2012 in Maharashtra, India. The diagnosis of dengue fever was confirmed by the presence of NS-1 antigen during the first few days of febrile illness. Eight weeks later, kidney tissue biopsy studies revealed evidence of lupus nephritis on microscopic examination and immunofluorescence. The report interpreted it as focal proliferative glomerulonephritis and segmental sclerosis (Stage IIIC. The case was also found positive for perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies by indirect immunofluorescence assay. An active and effective management of a case essentially calls for clear perception of differentiating dengue-induced lupus flare, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-related nephropathy, and/or dengue-induced de-novo lupus disease. Dengue viremia may be the trigger for immune complex formation in patients who are predisposed to developing autoimmune diseases. The present case explains the importance of considering the diagnosis of dengue-related lupus nephritis as an atypical occurrence in appropriate situations, as in this case. It would not be improper to regard this escalating disease as an expanded feature of dengue. Keywords: kidney biopsy, glomerulonephritis, segmental sclerosis, lupus flare, dengue viremia, autoimmune, de-novo lupus nephritis

  13. 77 FR 38305 - Guidance for Industry on Lupus Nephritis Caused by Systemic Lupus Erythematosus-Developing...

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    ... a notice published in the Federal Register of June 22, 2010 (75 FR 35492), FDA announced the... HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Guidance for Industry on Lupus Nephritis Caused by Systemic Lupus Erythematosus--Developing Medical Products for Treatment; Withdrawal of Guidance AGENCY: Food...

  14. 75 FR 35492 - Guidance for Industry on Lupus Nephritis Caused By Systemic Lupus Erythematosus-Developing...

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    ... Federal Register of March 29, 2005 (70 FR 15868), FDA announced the availability of a draft guidance... HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Guidance for Industry on Lupus Nephritis Caused By Systemic Lupus Erythematosus--Developing Medical Products for Treatment; Availability AGENCY: Food and...

  15. Pregnancy complications in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis

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    Bisgaard, Helene; Jacobsen, Søren; Tvede, Niels;

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    A woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis had two pregnancies which both resulted in complications known to be associated with SLE, i.e. late abortion, preterm delivery and pre-eclampsia. We conclude that disease quiescence is important for a successful outcome...

  16. Graviditetskomplikationer hos en patient med systemisk lupus erythematosus og lupus nefritis

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    Bisgaard, Helene; Jacobsen, Søren; Tvede, Niels;

    2014-01-01

    A woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis had two pregnancies which both resulted in complications known to be associated with SLE, i.e. late abortion, preterm delivery and pre-eclampsia. We conclude that disease quiescence is important for a successful outcome...

  17. OSTEOPOROSIS IN SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

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    N V Seredavkina

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE form a high risk group osteoporosis (OP. Its main causes are autoimmune inflammation, concomitant pathology, and their treatment. When OP occurs in SLE, bone mass loss is shown to occur early and is associated with the use of glucocorticosteroids (GC. To prevent OP, all patients with SLE should modify their lifestyle. To verify bone changes, densitometry is performed in patients who have risk factors of OP and/or a menopause. Calcium preparations and vitamin D are used to prevent OP; bisphosphonates that significantly reduce the risk of fractures of the vertebral column and femoral neck are employed for therapy of OP. A SLE patient with gluco-corticoid-induced OP and a good effect of bisphophonate treatment is described.

  18. The challenges of lupus anticoagulants.

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    Chighizola, Cecilia Beatrice; Raschi, Elena; Banzato, Alessandra; Borghi, Maria Orietta; Pengo, Vittorio; Meroni, Pier Luigi

    2016-01-01

    The term "lupus anticoagulant" (LA) refers to a heterogeneous group of immunoglobulins behaving as acquired in vitro inhibitors of coagulation. These antibodies, namely anti-β2GPI and anti-prothrombin antibodies, induce the in vitro elongation of clotting time interfering with phospholipid-dependent coagulation cofactors. Positive LA is associated with thrombosis and pregnancy complications, providing one of the three laboratory criteria for the classification of the anti-phospholipid syndrome. LA is the strongest predictor of clinical events, especially when associated with other anti-phospholipid antibodies. Much more controversial is the risk conveyed by isolated and weak LA. LA detection is technically laborious, envisaging screening, mixing and confirming tests. Hopefully critical issues in LA detection, such as the interference of anticoagulants, will be overcome, in the next future. PMID:26789237

  19. Composición fibrilar y densidad capilar del músculo Gluteus medius del caballo criollo chileno en reposo Fibre composition and capillary supply of the Gluteus medius muscle in resting Chilean criollo horses

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    R. PEREZ

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio con el objetivo de analizar la composición fibrilar y la densidad capilar del músculo Gluteus medius del equino fina sangre chileno en reposo. Para el estudio se muestrearon 6 caballos chilenos adultos (5-10 años, durante el período de descanso previo al inicio de la temporada de rodeo. Biopsias musculares fueron extraídas desde una profundidad estándar de 6 cm. Mediante la técnica de la miosina ATPasa miofibrilar se determinó la distribución de los distintos tipos de fibras musculares, las que según sus patrones de reacción fueron clasificadas en los tipos I, IIA y IIB. Además, la densidad capilar se determinó mediante la técnica de alfa amilasa PAS. Los resultados muestran una mayor proporción de fibras de contracción rápida tipo II, dentro de ellas las tipo IIB son más frecuentes (42.5% que las tipo IIA (39.0%. Esta distribución en la composición fibrilar significaría que el músculo G. medius del caballo chileno está mejor adaptado para realizar trabajo de velocidad y resistencia. La mayor frecuencia de fibras tipo IIB y una baja densidad capilar (253 ± 26 capilares/mm2 permiten pensar que estas características están asociadas a una falta de aptitud física producto de un reposo prolongadoA study to analyze fibre composition and capillary supply of the Gluteus medius muscle of the Chilean criollo horse under resting conditions was carried out. Six adult (5-10 year old, clinically healthy Chilean criollo horses were sampled through a muscle biopsy technique during the period previous to the rodeo competition. Muscular biopsies were obtained from the left Gluteus medius at 6 cm of depth below the fascia. Muscle samples were serially sectioned and stained for myofibrilar ATP-ase and amylase-PAS, in order to identify types I, IIA and IIB fibres and to evaluate the fibre type distribution, the cross sectional area and capillary density. The results showed that the Chilean criollo horse has a greater

  20. The need for a hydromorphological approach to Chilean river management La necesidad de un enfoque hidromorfológico para la gestión de los ríos chilenos

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    ANDREA ANDREOLI

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    considerar al determinar el estado ecológico de los ríos. La comprensión de cómo las variables hidrológicas y morfológicas interactúan de forma dinámica es sin duda clave para evaluar la presencia o ausencia de un equilibrio dinámico, una condición que, a su vez, fomenta tanto la diversidad de hábitat como el desarrollo sostenible de los ecosistemas acuáticos y ribereños. Los autores concluyen que es necesario cambiar el paradigma actual de gestión aplicado en los ríos chilenos desarrollando una estrategia que permita evaluar las condiciones hidromorfológicas y ecológicas de los ríos. Además, sugieren implementar legislación específica orientada a promover estándares ecológicos y geomorfológicos en la práctica de gestión, con el apoyo de un fortalecimiento y una ampliación de la enseñanza académica de la geomorfología y ecología fluvial.

  1. Memoria documental en textos chilenos del período colonial (siglos XVI y XVII (Documental memory in Chilean texts of the colonial period (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

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    Manuel Contreras Seitz

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se da cuenta de las nociones básicas para la conformación de un corpus documental diacrónico que abarque el período colonial chileno, centrándose con particular énfasis en los siglos XVI y XVII. Se discute, además, los aspectos metodológicos para la edición crítica preliminar de dichos documentos, tanto en lo concerniente a la transcripción paleográfica de los mismos, la adecuación a normas filológicas específicas, así como el aparato crítico que es necesario implementar de acuerdo a los destinatarios, sin dejar de lado la rigurosidad histórica y documental. Especial mención se hará de los requisitos léxico-semánticos para la edición de estos documentos, el problema de las grafías y las abreviaturas, así como de los pasos previos que es necesario implementar para la creación de un programa de reconocimiento óptico de caracteres para textos manuscritos del período. (This article explains the basic notions for the conformation of a diachronic textual corpus that embraces the colonial Chilean period, focusing with particular emphasis on the XVI and XVII centuries. Some methodological aspects for the preliminary critical edition of these documents are also discussed, so much with what is concerned with aspects to the paleographical transcription of the same ones, the adaptation to philological specific norms, as well as the critical apparatus that is necessary to implement according to the addressees, without leaving aside the historical and documental rigor. Special mention will be made to the lexicon-semantic requirements for the edition of these documents, the problem of the graphs and the abbreviations, as well as of the previous steps that are necessary to implement for the creation of an optical character recognition program for handwritten texts of the period.

  2. El significado de la histerectomía para un grupo de hombres chilenos parejas de histerectomizadas O significado da histerectomia para um grupo de homens chilenos parceiros de histerectomizadas The meaning of hysterectomy for a group of chilean men partners of women who have undergone hysterectomy

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    Alejandra Araya Gutiérrez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Se objetivó conocer el significado de la histerectomía para un grupo de hombres chilenos, parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas (HPMH. Estudio cualitativo, con entrevistas en profundidad realizadas a 15 hombres, parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas, entre Mayo y Septiembre del 2010, previa aprobación de dos Comités de Ética. Para el análisis de los datos se utilizó la perspectiva fenomenológica descrita por Giorgi, y se realizó el análisis de contenido según Krippendorff. Los criterios de Creswell fueron utilizados para evaluar la credibilidad del análisis y asegurar la validez descriptiva. Emergieron cinco dimensiones que representan aspectos únicos del significado de la histerectomía para los hombres parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas: síntomas, comentarios, atributos del útero, preocupaciones, y cambios en la sexualidad. Educar los hombres parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas es una acción fundamental para apoyar a las mujeres que serán sometidas a una histerectomía, siendo necesaria su incorporación en el plan de cuidados de ellas.O objetivo deste estudo foi conhecer o significado da histerectomia para um grupo de homens chilenos, parceiros de mulheres histerectomizadas (HPMH. A pesquisa qualitativa foi realizada com entrevistas em profundidade, realizada com um total de quinze homens parceiros de mulheres histerectomizadas, entre maio e setembro de 2010, com aprovação prévia dos Comitês de Ética. Para a análise dos dados foi utilizada a perspectiva fenomenológica descrita por Giorgi e realizada a análise de conteúdo de acordo com Krippendorff. Os critérios de Crestwell foram utilizados para avaliar a credibilidade da análise e garantir a validez descritiva. Surgiram cinco dimensões que representam aspectos únicos do significado da extração do útero para os homens parceiros de mulheres histerectomizadas: sintomas, comentários, atribuições do útero, preocupações e mudanças na sexualidade. Educar os

  3. Vimentin compartmentalization in discoid lupus

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE is a chronic skin condition, often presenting inflammatory, scarring lesions predominating on sun exposed areas of the face and scalp. Case Report: A 46-year-old black female was evaluated for possible DLE. Biopsies for hematoxylin and eosin (H&E and immunohistochemistry (IHC examination, as well as for direct immunofluorescence (DIF analysis were performed. The H&E staining demonstrated mild epidermal atrophy with focal follicular plugging. A mild interface infiltrate of lymphocytes and histiocytes and a superficial and deep, perivascular and periadnexal dermal infiltrate of lymphocytes, histiocytes and plasma cells was observed The DIF revealed strong deposits of immunoglobulins IgG, IgM, fibrinogen and Complement/C3, present in a granular pattern at the basement membrane junction (BMZ of the skin as well as in the BMZ of the sebaceous glands. In addition, deposits of IgA surrounding the superficial dermal blood vessels were appreciated. The IHC displayed compartmentalization of vimentin around the BMZ of both the superrficial skin and sebaceous gland BMZs, as well as similar patterns of deposits of the same immunoglobulins, complement, and fibrinogen as visualized by DIF. Conclusions : Minimal attention has been given to the process of compartmentalization of the dermis in inflammatory skin conditions, including DLE. However, it seems that in addition to the classical immunoglobulin and complement "lupus band" deposits at the BMZ, an additional, orchestrated immunologic reorganization of the dermis surrounding the inflammatory process is also present. Such an immunologic reorganization of the dermis could play a significant role in the pathophysiology of this disorder.

  4. Spontaneous ureteral rupture in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Benson, C.H.; Pennebaker, J.B.; Harisdangkul, V.; Songcharoen, S.

    1983-08-01

    A patient with known systemic lupus erythematosus had fever and symptoms of a lower urinary tract infection. Bone scintigraphy showed left ureteral perforation and necrosis with no demonstrable nephrolithiasis. It is speculated that this episode was due to lupus vasculitis.

  5. Spontaneous ureteral rupture in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

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    A patient with known systemic lupus erythematosus had fever and symptoms of a lower urinary tract infection. Bone scintigraphy showed left ureteral perforation and necrosis with no demonstrable nephrolithiasis. It is speculated that this episode was due to lupus vasculitis

  6. For Parents of Children and Teens Living with Lupus

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    ... Lupus The findings of this study indicate that adolescent girls with lupus scored significantly lower on measures of positive body image and felt increases in negative mood, negative self-esteem, and depressive symptoms. Podcasts | Sep. 11, 2012 Parents ...

  7. Periorbital edema as initial manifestation of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus

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    Erras, Samar; Benjilali, Laila; Essaadouni, Lamiaa

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    Periorbital edema occurs frequently in dermatomyositis, but it has rarely been noted in systemic systemic lupus erythematosus. We describe a patient who developed bilateral periorbital edema and erythema as the sole manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus.

  8. Proton pump inhibitor-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus

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    Sandholdt, L H; Laurinaviciene, R; Bygum, Anette

    2014-01-01

    Drug-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) has been known in the literature since 1985 and is increasingly recognized.......Drug-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) has been known in the literature since 1985 and is increasingly recognized....

  9. ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISEASE AS THE DEBUT OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

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    A. Yu. Ischenko

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    Full Text Available Systemic lupus erythematosus — a chronic autoimmune disease that is often associated with infectious processes. The paper presents two clinical cases of systemic lupus erythematosus , debuted with acute respiratory infection.

  10. Living Well with Lupus: Can I Still Plan a Pregnancy?

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    ... of antiphospholipid antibodies Planning Your Pregnancy Although many lupus pregnancies will have no complications, all lupus pregnancies are considered “high risk”—meaning problems may occur ...

  11. CEREBRITIS AND NEUTROPENIA IN A CHILD WITH ANA NEGATIVE LUPUS

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    J. Akhoondian; Z. Rezaii yazdi; F Behmanesh; Talebi, S.

    2009-01-01

    ObjectiveSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune systemic disease with unknown etiology, affects virtually every part of the body; involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and is the least understood aspect of the disease. neutropenia is very uncommon in childhood lupus. True negative anti nuclear antibody (ANA) tests in patients with lupus are now very rare. The patient repor...

  12. Mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of lupus nephritis

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    Patrick FK Yong; David P D’Cruz

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    Patrick FK Yong1,2, David P D’Cruz21Department of Clinical Immunology, Kings College Hospital; 2The Lupus Research Unit, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UKAbstract: Lupus nephritis is a complication of systemic lupus erythematosus, which has significant morbidity and mortality. The accepted standard of treatment for severe lupus nephritis is cyclophosphamide for induction of remission. This has significant adverse effects including severe infection and amenorrhea. In addition...

  13. Current and emerging treatment options in the management of lupus

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    Jordan, Natasha

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    Natasha Jordan,1 David D’Cruz2 1Department of Rheumatology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, 2Louise Coote Lupus Unit, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease with variable clinical manifestations. While the clearest guidelines for the treatment of SLE exist in the context of lupus nephritis, patients with other lupus manifestations ...

  14. Current and emerging treatment options in the management of lupus

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    Natasha Jordan,1 David D’Cruz2 1Department of Rheumatology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, 2Louise Coote Lupus Unit, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease with variable clinical manifestations. While the clearest guidelines for the treatment of SLE exist in the context of lupus nephritis, patients with other lupus manifestations such as neur...

  15. Necrotizing and Crescentic Lupus Nephritis with Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody Seropositivity

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    Nasr, Samih H.; D'Agati, Vivette D; Park, Hye-Ran; Sterman, Paul L.; Goyzueta, Juan D.; Dressler, Robert M.; Hazlett, Shawn M.; Pursell, Robert N.; Caputo, Christopher; Markowitz, Glen S.

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    Background and objectives: Lupus nephritis is a classic immune complex glomerulonephritis. In contrast, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies are associated with necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis, in the absence of significant immune deposits. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies are detected by indirect immunofluorescence in 20% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. We report 10 cases of necrotizing and crescentic lupus nephritis with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody...

  16. Dutch guidelines for diagnosis and therapy of proliferative lupus nephritis.

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    Tellingen, A. van; Voskuyl, A.E.; Vervloet, M.G.; Bijl, M. van der; Sevaux, R.G.L. de; Berger, S.P.; Derksen, R.H.W.M.; Berden, J.H.M.

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    Proliferative lupus nephritis is a strong predictor of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Despite improvements in the management of lupus nephritis, a significant number of the patients do not respond to immunosuppressive therapy and progress to end-stage renal fa

  17. Dutch guidelines for diagnosis and therapy of proliferative lupus nephritis

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    van Tellingen, A.; Voskuyl, A. E.; Vervloet, M. G.; Bijl, M.; de Sevaux, R. G. L.; Berger, S. P.; Derksen, R. H. W. M.; Berden, J. H. M.

    2012-01-01

    Proliferative lupus nephritis is a strong predictor of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Despite improvements in the management of lupus nephritis, a significant number of the patients do not respond to immunosuppressive therapy and progress to end-stage renal fa

  18. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF LUPUS NEPHRITIS : THE ROLE OF NUCLEOSOMES

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    VANBRUGGEN, MCJ; KRAMERS, C; HYLKEMA, MN; SMEENK, RJT; BERDEN, JHM; Hylkema, Machteld

    1994-01-01

    Lupus nephritis is regarded as an immune complex mediated disease. Since anti-DNA antibodies are present in the circulation and in diseased glomeruli of patients with lupus nephritis, these antibodies have been assigned a pivotal role in the initiation of lupus nephritis. It remains however unclear

  19. The Chilean Health System: 20 Years of Reforms El sistema de salud chileno: 20 años de reformas

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    Annick Manuel

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    Full Text Available The Chilean health care system has been intensively reformed in the past 20 years. Reforms under the Pinochet government (1973-1990 aimed mainly at the decentralization of the system and the development of a private sector. Decentralization involved both a deconcentration process and the devolution of primary health care to municipalities. The democratic governments after 1990 chose to preserve the core organization but introduced reforms intended to correct the system's failures and to increase both efficiency and equity. The present article briefly explains the current organization of the Chilean health care system. It also reviews the different reforms introduced in the past 20 years, from the Pinochet regime to the democratic governments. Finally, a brief discussion describes the strengths and weaknesses of the system, as well as the challenges it currently faces.El sistema de salud chileno ha sido intensamente reformado en los últimos 20 años. Las reformas bajo el gobierno de Pinochet (1973-1990 apuntaron principalmente a la descentralización del sistema y al desarrollo del sector privado. La descentralización involucró un proceso de desconcentración y la devolución de las unidades de atención primaria a las municipalidades. Los gobiernos democráticos posteriores a 1990 escogieron preservar el núcleo organizacional, pero las reformas introducidas buscaron corregir las fallas del sistema y aumentar la eficacia y la equidad. El presente artículo explica brevemente la organización actual del sistema de salud chileno y revisa las diferentes reformas introducidas en los últimos 20 años desde el régimen de Pinochet hasta los gobiernos democráticos. Finalmente, presenta una discusión breve para describir las fortalezas y debilidades del sistema, así como los desafíos que enfrenta actualmente.

  20. Determinación de hongos y bacterias termofílicas en heno y paja en criaderos de caballos criollos chilenos Fungi and thermophilic bacteria found in hay and straw from chilean horse breeding grounds

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    L. ZAROR

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    Full Text Available La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (COPD del equino es una alteración alérgica del tracto respiratorio bajo, con obstrucción de las vías aéreas y una bronquiolitis mucopurulenta, desencadenada por diversos alergenos. Es una patología de distribución mundial, geográficamente es más común en países templados donde los equinos se alimentan en base a heno y se mantienen estabulados por largos períodos. En Chile, la enfermedad ha sido descrita y se presenta especialmente en primavera. En el presente estudio se analizaron 99 muestras de paja, heno mixto y heno de alfalfa provenientes de 19 criaderos de caballos chilenos de las provincias de Valdivia y Osorno con el objeto de determinar la presencia de hongos y bacterias termofílicas. Los hongos más aislado fueron A. fumigatus. De las bacterias termofílicas se aisló escasamente Thermoactinomyces vulgaris y S. rectivirgulaChronic obstructive pulmonar disease (COPD of horses is an alergic alteration of lower respiratory tract with obstruction of aerovias and a mucupurolent bronchiolitis, developped by an amount of alergenics. It is disease of world wide distribution, being more common in warm countries where horses are feeded chiefly with hay & stay stabulated for long periods. In Chile it has been described being more ofter in springtime. In the present study 99 samples were analysed being of straw, mixed hay & alfalfa coming from 19 Chilean horse breeding grounds of the Valdivia & Osorno provinces in order to determinate the presence of thermophilic fungus & bacteria. The most isolated fungi were A. fumigatus, Mucor hiemalis & A. niger. Thermophilic bacteria were scarsely. Thermoactinomyces vulgaris & S. rectivirgula

  1. Tratamiento estomatológico interdisciplinario del lupus eritematoso generalizado. Presentación de un caso

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    Paola Gómez-Contreras

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available El lupus eritematoso generalizado es una enfermedad crónica autoinmunitaria del tejido conectivo. Su compromiso multisistémico convierte a los pacientes que lo padecen en individuos de alto riesgo para el tratamiento estomatológico, por lo que se deben tener consideraciones individualizadas para su atención. Estomatológicamente en 2 a 80% de los pacientes se observan úlceras orales, enfermedad periodontal, candidiasis oral, mucositis por inmunodepresores, síndrome de Sjögren y predisposición a infecciones. Reportamos el tratamiento estomatológico de una niña con lupus eritematoso generalizado y caries dental con el objetivo de dar a conocer las consideraciones interdisciplinarias, específicas e individualizadas antes, durante y después del tratamiento.

  2. CEREBRITIS AND NEUTROPENIA IN A CHILD WITH ANA NEGATIVE LUPUS

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    J. Akhoondian

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available ObjectiveSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, an autoimmune systemic disease with unknown etiology, affects virtually every part of the body; involvement of the central nervous system (CNS is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE patients and is the least understood aspect of the disease. neutropenia is very uncommon in childhood lupus. True negative anti nuclear antibody (ANA tests in patients with lupus are now very rare. The patient reported here was a 12-year-old girl with ANA negative lupus cerebritis who presented with left hemiparesia after a generalized seizure, with neutropenia observed during its course.

  3. Fatal rhabdomyolysis in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    de Carvalho, Jozélio Freire; da Mota, Licia Maria Henrique; Bonfa, Eloisa

    2011-09-01

    The authors describe herein the sixth lupus case that evolved with rhabdomyolysis. A 36-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus was admitted to our hospital with malaise, myalgia, dysphagia, fever, preserved muscle strength, leukocytosis (15,600 cells), and increased creatine kinase of 1,358 IU/L that reached 75,000 IU/L in few days. She denied the use of myotoxic drugs and alcohol. Urine 1 showed false positive for hemoglobinuria (myoglobin) without erythrocytes in the sediment, confirming the diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis. Secondary causes were excluded. She was treated with hyperhydration and alkalinization of urine. Despite treatment, the patient developed pulmonary congestion and she died. The authors also review in this article rhabdomyolysis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. PMID:21127876

  4. The Clinicopathological Study of Lupus Nephritis

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    Raouf Rahim Merza

    2014-08-01

    Results: The current study shows female predominance 32(71.1% compared with 13(28.9% male. Class IV 15(33.3% nephritis was the most common type followed by class III 9(20.9%.The male patients develop nephritis early in the course of Systemic lupus erythematosis than females, and they were more commonly had hypertension and edema, and the hematological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and central nervous system were the most common extra renal manifestation in males while mucocutaneous manifestations were the commonest in females, and further more males had more proliferative type of Lupus nephritis than females. Conclusion: Males had more severe type of lupus nephritis than females. [Cukurova Med J 2014; 39(4.000: 679-688

  5. The Complement System in Lupus Nephritis.

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    Birmingham, Daniel J; Hebert, Lee A

    2015-09-01

    The complement system is composed of a family of soluble and membrane-bound proteins that historically has been viewed as a key component of the innate immune system, with a primary role of providing a first-line defense against microorganisms. Although this role indeed is important, complement has many other physiological roles, including the following: (1) influencing appropriate immune responses, (2) disposing of waste in the circulation (immune complexes, cellular debris), and (3) contributing to damage of self-tissue through inflammatory pathways. These three roles are believed to be significant factors in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus, particularly its renal manifestation (lupus nephritis), contributing both protective and damaging effects. In this review, we provide an overview of the human complement system and its functions, and discuss its intricate and seemingly contradictory roles in the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis.

  6. Psychosis in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Raghavendra B Nayak

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    Full Text Available Neuropsychiatric manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE are common; however, psychosis per se is bit uncommon. They may be cognitive deficit, lupus headache, psychoses, seizures, peripheral neuropathy, and cerebrovascular events. Psychiatric symptoms in SLE can be functionally independent psychiatric disorders. It can be due to drugs (steroids used for SLE or secondary to SLE because of its brain involvement, which is termed as neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE. No single clinical, laboratory, neuropsychological, and imaging test can be used to differentiate NPSLE from non-NPSLE patients with similar neuropsychiatric manifestations. Presently we are discussing about three cases of SLE with psychosis and which had different clinical presentation. The present reports also depict the approach to case differential diagnosis and management of the same.

  7. Mood Disorders in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Hanly, John G; Su, Li; Urowitz, Murray B;

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    OBJECTIVE: To examine the frequency, characteristics, and outcome of mood disorders, as well as clinical and autoantibody associations, in a multiethnic/racial, prospective inception cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Patients were assessed annually for mood...... disorders (4 types, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition) and 18 other neuropsychiatric events. Global disease activity scores (SLE Disease Activity Index 2000 [SLEDAI-2K]), damage scores (Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College...... was associated with Asian race/ethnicity (P = 0.01) and treatment with immunosuppressive drugs (P = 0.003). Mood disorders were associated with lower mental health and mental component summary scores but not with the SLEDAI-2K, SDI, or lupus autoantibodies. Among the 232 patients with depression, 168 (72...

  8. [Neonatal lupus syndrome: Literature review].

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    Morel, N; Georgin-Lavialle, S; Levesque, K; Guettrot-Imbert, G; Le Guern, V; Le Bidois, J; Bessières, B; Brouzes, C; Le Mercier, D; Villain, E; Maltret, A; Costedoat-Chalumeau, N

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    Neonatal lupus syndrome is associated with transplacental passage of maternal anti-SSA/Ro and anti-SSB/La antibodies. Children display cutaneous, hematological, liver or cardiac features. Cardiac manifestations include congenital heart block (CHB); endocardial fibroelastosis and dilated cardiomyopathy. The prevalence of CHB in newborns of anti-Ro/SSA positive women with known connective tissue disease is between 1 and 2% and the risk of recurrence is around 19%. Skin and systemic lesions are transient, whereas CHB is definitive and associated with significant morbidity and a mortality of 18%. A pacemaker must be implanted in 2/3 of cases. Myocarditis may be associated or appear secondly. Mothers of children with CHB are usually asymptomatic or display Sjogren's syndrome or undifferentiated connective tissue disease. In anti-Ro/SSA positive pregnant women, fetal echocardiography should be performed at least every 2 weeks from the 16th to 24th week gestation. An electrocardiogram should be performed for all newborn babies. The benefit of fluorinated corticosteroid therapy for CHB detected in utero remains unclear. Maternal use of hydroxychloroquine may be associated with a decreased recurrent CHB risk in a subsequent offspring. A prospective study is actually ongoing to confirm these findings.

  9. Urinary CXCL10: a marker of nephritis in lupus patients

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    M. A. Marie

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE is a connective tissue disease characterized by the formation of autoantibodies and immune complexes. Lupus nephritis is one of the hallmark features of SLE. CXCL10 is a chemokine secreted by IFNg- stimulated endothelial cells and has been shown to be involved in the pathological processes of autoimmune diseases. The objective was to measure urinary CXCL10 in SLE patients, to compare levels between nephritis and non-nephritis groups and to study its correlation with other variables. Sixty lupus patients were enrolled in our trial. Thirty patients had lupus nephritis and the other 30 were without evidence of lupus nephritis. Thirty healthy subjects were willing to participate as a healthy control group. Renal biopsy was performed for lupus nephritis group. Urinary CXCL10 was measured using the ELISA technique. Serum creatinine, C3, C4 and 24 h urinary proteins were measured. Lupus activity was assessed using systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index (SLEDAI scoring system. Renal activity was measured using renal activity scoring system. CXCL10 was significantly higher in lupus nephritis patients than in lupus patients without nephritis. CXCL10 was significantly correlated with renal activity score, 24 hours urinary proteins and the SLEDAI score. It is highly valid predictor of SLE nephritis with high sensitivity and specificity. CXCL 10 a highly sensitive and specific non-invasive diagnostic tool for lupus nephritis patients.

  10. CEREBRITIS AND NEUTROPENIA IN A CHILD WITH ANA NEGATIVE LUPUS

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    Full Text Available ObjectiveSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, an autoimmune systemic disease with unknown etiology, affects virtually every part of the body; involvement of the central nervous system (CNS is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE patients and is the least understood aspect of the disease. neutropenia is very uncommon in childhood lupus. True negative anti nuclear antibody (ANA tests in patients with lupus are now very rare. The patient reported here was a 12-year-old girl with ANA negative lupus cerebritis who presented with left hemiparesia after a generalized seizure, with neutropenia observed during its course.Key words:lupus cerebritis, neutropenia, ANA negative lupus, children

  11. Bullous Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Case report

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    Miziara, Ivan Dieb; Mahmoud, Ali; Chagury, Azis Arruda; Alves, Ricardo Dourado

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    Summary Introduction: Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus (BSLE) is an autoantibody-mediated disease with subepidermal blisters. It is a rare form of presentation of SLE that occurs in less than 5% of cases of lupus. Case Report: A 27-year-old, female, FRS patient reported the appearance of painful bullous lesions in the left nasal wing and left buccal mucosa that displayed sudden and rapid growth. She sought advice from emergency dermatology staff 15 days after onset and was hospitalized wi...

  12. Ofatumumab treatment in lupus nephritis patients.

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    Haarhaus, Malena Loberg; Svenungsson, Elisabet; Gunnarsson, Iva

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    Rituximab is frequently used in systemic lupus erythematosus; however, side effects such as infusion-related reactions limit its use. In this case report, we describe, for the first time, treatment with ofatumumab in four patients with lupus nephritis. The treatment was well tolerated in three of the patients, and a reduction of proteinuria was seen in all cases. This emphasizes the importance of alternative B-cell-depleting therapies in patients with an initial good response to rituximab, but who develop side effects. PMID:27478595

  13. El Movimiento estudiantil chileno y el proceso de reforma universitaria, 1967-1968

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    Cancino, Hugo

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    fue parte significativa de los movimientos juveniles y populares que irrumpieron en el escenario histórico en los años sesenta. Nos ocupamos de sus formas de lucha directa desde la base estudiantil, y sus proyectos de una Universidad alternativa articulada con la sociedad y los proyectos de cambio...

  14. Estatura de padres e hijos chilenos de diferente etnia y vulnerabilidad social Height of Chilean parents and their children, from different ethnicity and social status

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    Hugo Amigo

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analizar y comparar la estatura de niños que ingresan a la escuela y la de sus padres, de acuerdo con sus antecedentes étnicos y nivel socioeconómico. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal, realizado entre 1997 y 1999, en Santiago y la zona centro-sur de Chile, en 351 escolares indígenas y 531 no indígenas, y sus padres, provenientes de comunas de tres niveles de vulnerabilidad social: muy alta (pobreza, mediana y muy baja. Escolar indígena era el que tenía sus cuatro apellidos mapuches, el no indígena tenía sus cuatro apellidos de origen chileno-español. La estatura se comparó en medidas estandarizadas (puntaje Z utilizando como referencia la medición del cambio nutricional propuesta por la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Se estimaron las diferencias de medias de estatura padres-hijos con análisis de varianza y se determinó el origen de tales diferencias al aplicar el procedimiento de Scheffe. RESULTADOS: Los progenitores en ambas etnias aumentaron sus promedios de estatura al mejorar las condiciones sociales, excepto las madres indígenas que no presentaron incremento significativo. Los padres de la muy alta vulnerabilidad midieron 4 cm menos que los de la muy baja vulnerabilidad y las madres 2 cm menos (pOBJECTIVE: To analyze and compare the heights of first-year school children and their parents, according to ethnic background and socioeconomic status. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of indigenous and non-indigenous school children and their parents, belonging to three levels of social vulnerability: very high (poverty, medium, and very low. An indigenous school child was defined as any child having all four parental surnames of Mapuche origin; non-indigenous were those having Hispanic parental surname. Height was compared using Z scores, using WHO nutritional change reference values. Statistical analysis consisted in comparing differences of mean heights between parents and their children

  15. ¿Qué ocurre con la confianza cuando los gobiernos locales se vuelven virtuales? Explorando los determinantes de la confianza en sitios web municipales en Chile

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    Nicolás Somma

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    Full Text Available E ste artículo explora la formación de confianza entre sitios web de gobierno local (municipales chilenos y sus grupos de interés, así como su relación con el gobierno local real. Los resultados muestran prevalencia de la confianza en el entorno virtual, por lo que se indagan sus determinantes. El artículo se basa en metodología mixta: encuesta a usuarios de Internet en Santiago de Chile, grupos focales y entrevistas a usuarios.

  16. Lupus podocytopathy: An important differential diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Chaudhury, A R; Rajarajan, T; Yousuf, R; Fernando, E; Kurien, A A

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    Some patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) present with sudden onset of nephrotic syndrome and biopsy findings may be of minimal change disease or focal segmental glomerulosclerosis with diffuse foot process effacement on electron microscopy but without significant immune deposits. This entity is termed lupus podocytopathy. Clinicians and renal pathologists need to be aware of this condition. Though steroid sensitive, it needs follow-up to recognize flare and class change, thereby optimizing therapy. PMID:27512302

  17. Dengue fever triggering systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis: a case report

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    SH Talib, SR Bhattu, R Bhattu, SG Deshpande, DB Dahiphale Department of Medicine and Nephrology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India Abstract: We report a rare case of dengue fever triggering systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis. The patient presented herself during a large outbreak of dengue fever in December 2012 in Maharashtra, India. The diagnosis of dengue fever was confirmed by the presence of NS-1 antigen during the first few days of febrile il...

  18. Successful treatment of massive ascites due to lupus peritonitis with hydroxychloroquine in old- onset lupus erythematosus

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    Hammami, Sonia; Bdioui, Fethia; Ouaz, Afef; Loghmari, Hichem; Mahjoub, Sylvia; Saffar, Hamouda

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    Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) is an auto-immune disease with multiple organ involvements that occurs mainly in young women. Literature data suggest that serositis is more frequent in late-onset SLE. However, peritoneal serositis with massive ascites is an extremely rare manifestation. We report a case of old-onset lupus peritonitis treated successfully by Hydroxychloroquine. A 77-year-old Tunisian woman was hospitalized because of massive painful ascites. Her family history did not includ...

  19. Lupus: When the Body Attacks Itself | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... of this page please turn JavaScript on. Feature: Lupus Lupus: When the Body Attacks Itself Past Issues / Spring 2014 Table of Contents fast facts 1 Lupus occurs when the body's immune system attacks the ...

  20. Progress Made in Lupus Diagnosis and Treatment | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... of this page please turn JavaScript on. Feature: Lupus Progress Made in Lupus Diagnosis and Treatment Past Issues / Spring 2014 Table ... W. Clark NIAMS For our readers who have lupus or are the loved ones of someone with ...

  1. Hemorrhagic cholecystitis and hemobilia: two infrequent complications of systemic lupus erythematosus Colecistitis hemorrágica y hemofilia: dos complicaciones infrecuentes del lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    Rocío García Pérez

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    Full Text Available Introduction: the patients affected by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE often suffer gastrointestinal symptoms. The differential diagnosis should contemplate pathology of the gall bladder. We present the case of a patient with hemorrhagic lithiasic cholecystitis and hemobilia. Case report: 24 year old female diagnosed with SLE under treatment with Sintrom®, Dacortin® and Dolquine® that presented acute lithiasic cholecystitis and hemobilia with a distal calculus. Cholecystectomy and aperture of the ductus choledochus were performed allowing to confirm the hemobilia and to extract the calculus. Discussion: the treatment of cholecystitis in the patients with SLE is controversial due to the fact that most reviewed cases have been solved with cholecystectomy, or in other cases with conservative treatment with corticosteroids. We believe that the presence of cholelithiasis in a patient with SLE with pain on the right hypochondrium and ultrasound confirming the suspicion of cholecystitis demands a surgical treatment since the cause may be vascular, lithiasic or combined. Besides, the possible complications will not respond to pharmaceutical treatment.Introducción: los pacientes afectos de lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES sufren con frecuencia síntomas gastrointestinales. Debe incluirse en su diagnóstico diferencial la patología de la vesícula biliar. Presentamos el caso de una paciente con colecistitis alitiásica y hemobilia. Caso clínico: mujer de 24 años diagnosticada de LES en tratamiento con Sintrom®, Dacortin® y Dolquine® que presentó cuadro de colecisititis aguda litiásica y hemobilia, con presencia de cálculo enclavado en papila. Se realizó colecistectomía y apertu-ra del colédoco, lo que permitió confirmar la hemobilia y extracción del cálculo. Discusión: el tratamiento de la colecistitis en los pacientes con LES es controvertido ya que, aunque la mayoría de los casos revisados se han resuelto con la colecistectom

  2. Genetics of T Cell Defects in Lupus

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    Yifang Chen; Laurence More

    2005-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by anti-nuclear autoantibodies that cause damage to multiple organs and tissues. Intrinsic defects have been demonstrated in the lymphoid and myeloid cellular compartments, including T cells. Lupus susceptibility is mediated through the interplay of a large number of genes, most of which are still unidentified. Most of the genetic studies in both human patients and mouse models have addressed lupus susceptibility as a whole. More recently however, more attention has been paid to the inheritance of specific lupus-associated phenotypes. In this review, we summarized our results obtained with the Slel locus in the NZM2410 mouse model, which mediates the generation of anti-histone autoreactive T cells. Sle1,which is constituted of multiple genes, is the only known genomic region that is sufficient for the generation of autoreactive T cells. The identification of the corresponding genes will constitute a landmark for our understanding of the mechanisms of autoimmunity. Our results are discussed in the context of candidate genes and the role of T cells in systemic autoimmunity.

  3. Hypocomplementemic Urticarial Vasculitis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Her, Min Young; Song, Joo Yeon; Kim, Dong Yook

    2009-01-01

    Urticarial vasculitis is characterized clinically by urticarial skin lesions and histologically by leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis is associated with connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a case of urticarial vasculitis that preceded manifestations of SLE.

  4. Challenges for lupus management in emerging countries.

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    Tazi Mezalek, Zoubida; Bono, Wafaa

    2014-06-01

    In emerging countries, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been associated with several unfavorable outcomes including disease activity, damage accrual, work disability and mortality. Poor socioeconomic status (SES) and lack of access to healthcare, especially in medically underserved communities, may be responsible for many of the observed disparities. Diagnostic delay of SLE or for severe organ damages (renal involvement) have a negative impact on those adverse outcomes in lupus patients who either belong to minority groups or live in emerging countries. Longitudinal and observational prospective studies and registries may help to identify the factors that influence poor SLE outcomes in emerging countries. Infection is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in SLE, particularly in low SES patients and tuberculosis appears to be frequent in SLE patients living in endemic areas (mainly emerging countries). Thus, tuberculosis screening should be systematically performed and prophylaxis discussed for patients from these areas. SLE treatment in the developing world is restricted by the availability and cost of some immunosuppressive drugs. Moreover, poor adherence has been associated to bad outcomes in lupus patients with a higher risk of flares, morbidity, hospitalization, and poor renal prognosis. Low education and the lack of money are identified as the main barrier to improve lupus prognosis. Newer therapeutic agents and new protocols had contributed to improve survival in SLE. The use of corticoid-sparing agents (hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, azathioprine and mycophenolate mofetif) is one of the most useful strategy; availability of inexpensive generics may help to optimize access to these medications.

  5. Autoinoculation lupus vulgaris of the perineum.

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    Sehgal, V N; Chaudhry, A K; Gupta, R.

    1991-01-01

    The case of a young heterosexual male, with a 7 year history of an asymptomatic progressive plaque over the right side of the perineum is described, which 4 years later involved the left perineum and scrotal skin, indicating autoinoculation. The diagnosis of lupus vulgaris was made by strongly positive tuberculin test, histopathology, and a favourable response to a short course of intensive antitubercular therapy.

  6. The frequency and outcome of lupus nephritis

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    Hanly, John G; O'Keeffe, Aidan G; Su, Li;

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To determine nephritis outcomes in a prospective multi-ethnic/racial SLE inception cohort. METHODS: Patients in the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics inception cohort (≤15 months of SLE diagnosis) were assessed annually for estimated glomerular filtration rate (e...

  7. Autoimmune hepatitis and juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Deen, M. E. J.; Porta, G.; Fiorot, F. J.; Campos, L. M. A.; Sallum, A. M. E.; Silva, C. A. A.

    2009-01-01

    Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) and autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) are both autoimmune disorders that are rare in children and have a widespread clinical manifestation. A few case reports have shown a JSLE-AIH associated disorder. To our knowledge, this is the first study that simultaneousl

  8. Update on systemic lupus erythematosus pregnancy

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    Iozza, Irene; Cianci, Stefano; Di Natale, Angela; Garofalo, Giovanna; Giacobbe, Anna Maria; Giorgio, Elsa; De Oronzo, Maria Antonietta; Politi, Salvatore

    2010-01-01

    Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) still face significant risks when embarking on a pregnancy. Improvements in the field of pathophysiology, in diagnosis and a greater number of therapeutic options in the treatment of SLE, have made the medical community regard these patients with less trepidation. Despite these advances, however, the risk of significant morbidity to both the mother and the fetus still exists.

  9. Adaptaciones curriculares: Convergencias y divergencias de su implementación en el profesorado chileno

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    Braulio Ademir Navarro-Aburto

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Recibido 13 de marzo de 2015 • Corregido 29 de octubre de 2015 • Aceptado 17 de noviembre de 2015La presente investigación describe el proceso que se realiza para llevar a cabo las adaptaciones curriculares, en la asignatura de matemática para el alumnado que presenta algún tipo de necesidad educativa especial transitoria. Se ha considerado la coordinación existente entre docentes de Matemática y de Educación Diferencial, como acción promotora de las adaptaciones curriculares. La metodología utilizada corresponde a la cualitativa con un enfoque fenomenológico, y la principal técnica de recolección de datos fue la entrevista semiestructurada, participantes de este estudio fueron 10 docentes de 2 instituciones educativas con programa de integración. Los principales hallazgos arrojan que profesorado y personal encargados del Programa de Integración Escolar cumplen con las normativas y requerimientos  del Decreto Nº 170 en relación con las adaptaciones curriculares, pero dicho cumplimiento está sujeto a la informalidad en la articulación y planificación debido a la falta de tiempo y recursos disponibles. De este modo, como conclusión se plantea que existe una necesidad constante de adaptaciones curriculares, pues son un mecanismo que permite lograr la individualización de la enseñanza, mejorando la calidad de vida y la educación especial en Chile.

  10. Husbandry practices associated with the presentation of abnormal behaviours in Chilean Creole horses Prácticas de manejo asociadas a la presentación de conductas anormales en caballos Criollo chileno

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    T Tadich

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    manejo. Se encuestaron 23 criaderos contemplando información del animal y de manejo. Se obtuvo información de 441 equinos, 116 fueron menores de un año, grupo que no presentó conductas anormales. De los 325 equinos adultos un 11% presentó conductas anormales de las cuales 3,1% corresponde a estereotipias y 8% a otras conductas anormales, siendo la lignofagia la más frecuente en este último grupo. Se encontró una asociación significativa entre la presentación de conductas anormales y la categoría semental, mientras que la función también se asoció de forma significativa con la presentación de conductas anormales, siendo la realización de dos funciones (reproducción y deporte de mayor riesgo. En relación al manejo se encontró una asociación significativa entre la entrega de menos de 60% de forraje en la ración y la presentación de conductas anormales. Un 41% permanece más de 6 horas estabulado; 37% no tiene contacto conespecífico entre establos; y sólo el 21% ocupa cama de paja. Estas prácticas no se asociaron significativamente a la presentación de conductas anormales. El establecer factores de riesgo para la presentación de conductas anormales permitirá implementar prácticas de manejo adecuadas en los sistemas de producción del caballo Criollo chileno, y con ello mejorar el bienestar de esta raza.

  11. Clinical and immunopathological features of patients with lupus hepatitis

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    ZHENG Ru-hua; WANG Jin-hui; WANG Shu-bing; CHEN Jie; GUAN Wei-ming; CHEN Min-hu

    2013-01-01

    Background Lupus hepatitis is yet to be characterized based on its clinical features and is often difficult to differentially diagnose from other liver diseases.We aimed to elucidate clinical,histopathological and immunopathological features of lupus hepatitis and to evaluate primarily the effectiveness of liver immunopathological manifestations on differential diagnosis of lupus hepatitis from other liver diseases.Methods A retrospective study was performed to analyze clinical features of lupus hepatitis in 47 patients out of 504 inpatients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University,China from May 2006 to July 2009,and to evaluate the association between lupus hepatitis and SLE activity.Additionally,liver histopathological changes by hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining and immunopathological changes by direct immunofluorescence test in 10 lupus hepatitis cases were analyzed and compared to those in 16 patients with other liver diseases in a prospective study.Results Of 504 SLE patients,47 patients (9.3%) were diagnosed to have lupus hepatitis.The prevalence of lupus hepatitis in patients with active SLE was higher than that in those with inactive SLE (11.8% vs.3.2%,P <0.05).The incidence of hematological abnormalities in patients with lupus hepatitis was higher than that in those without lupus hepatitis (40.4% vs.21.7%,P <0.05),such as leucocytes count (2.92×109/L vs.5.48×109/L),platelets count (151×109/L vs.190×109/L),serum C3 and C4 (0.34 g/L vs.0.53 g/L; 0.06 g/L vs.0.09 g/L) (P <0.05); 45 of 47 (95.7%) lupus hepatitis patients showed 1 upper limit of normal (ULN) <serum ALT level <5 ULN.The liver histopathological features in patients with lupus hepatitis were miscellaneous and non-specific,similar to those in other liver diseases,but liver immunopathological features showed positive intense deposits of complement 1q in 7/10 patients with lupus hepatitis and negative complement 1q

  12. Rebeldía en Calama: desafío al orden centralista chileno en un contexto de boom minero

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    Francesco Emmanuel Penaglia Vásquez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En el año 2011, l as protestas en la ciudad minera de Calama marcaron un hito en la historia de los movimientos chilenos de protesta te rritorial. A l exigir autonomía, el 5% de las u tilidades generadas por el cobre (la recuperación de los royalties regionales alcanzados entre 1955 y 1973 luego derogadas en la dictadura militar, y la nacionalización de los recursos, e l movimiento social de Calama se diferencia de otras acciones colect ivas locales y regionales ligadas a fenómenos de representación contenciosa y nimby (no en mi patio trasero ; todas ellas acciones motivadas por razones económicas puntuales, en contra de las externalidades negativas ambientales o construidas sobre el peti cionismo al Estado. El presente artículo es un estudio de casos sobre el movimiento de Calama en el que se reflexiona en torno a tres elementos: la presencia de un liderazgo personalista; la existencia de dos identidades históricas : minera y atacameña; y e l desarrollo de mecanismos de agregación y solidaridad.

  13. El liderazgo político chileno: los procesos de generación, desarrollo y recambio

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    Tatiana Herrera Formas

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    Full Text Available El trabajo que se presenta a continuación, muestra los principales hallazgos y conclusiones que fueron logrados a partir del proyecto de investigación “La Capacidad de Renovación de los Liderazgos Políticos Chilenos: los procesos de generación, desarrollo y recambio”. Este proyecto fue financiado por la Universidad Central y patrocinado por la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Administración Pública de la misma casa de estudios, el que será prontamente publicado para el conocimiento de la comunidad académica y el público en general. En particular el presente trabajo se concentra, en elaborar un análisis transversal del liderazgo en cada uno de los denominados "partidos políticos relevantes", reconociendo así el liderazgo político como un fenómeno, un proceso y un símbolo político, y estableciendo la diferencia entre el liderazgo político formal y el no- formal.

  14. Two Case Reports Indicating the Dilemma in Diagnosing Lupus Cerebritis

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    Goswami, Dharitri; Chatterjee, Shuddhosatta; Ahmad, Bashar Imam; Das, Shantanu

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    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a connective-tissue disorder commonly affecting females of reproductive age group. Lupus Cerebritis is a serious neurological complication encountered in a good percentage of SLE cases. In this report, we discuss two Lupus Cerebritis patients, who were successfully diagnosed and treated. The first case, presented with generalized seizure, severe metabolic acidosis, and shock, with a history of fever of one-month duration. The second case manifested with a...

  15. Lupus Nephritis: The Evolving Role of Novel Therapeutics

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    Rovin, Brad H; Parikh, Samir V

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    Immune complex accumulation in the kidney is the hallmark of lupus nephritis and triggers a series of events that result in kidney inflammation and injury. Cytotoxic agents and corticosteroids are standard of care for lupus nephritis treatment, but are associated with considerable morbidity and suboptimal outcomes. Recently, there has been interest in using novel biologic agents and small molecules to treat lupus nephritis. These therapies can be broadly categorized as anti-inflammatory (laqu...

  16. Intravenous Immunoglobulin in the Management of Lupus Nephritis

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    Wenderfer, Scott E.; Trisha Thacker

    2012-01-01

    The occurrence of nephritis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The pathogenesis of lupus nephritis is complex, involving innate and adaptive cellular and humoral immune responses. Autoantibodies in particular have been shown to be critical in the initiation and progression of renal injury, via interactions with both Fc-receptors and complement. One approach in the management of patients with lupus nephritis has been the use of i...

  17. The Pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – An Update

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    Choi, Jinyoung; Kim, Sang Taek; Craft, Joe

    2012-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, lupus) is characterized by a global loss of self-tolerance with activation of autoreactive T and B cells leading to production of pathogenic autoantibodies and tissue injury. Innate immune mechanisms are necessary for the aberrant adaptive immune responses in SLE. Recent advances in basic and clinical biology have shed new light on disease mechanisms in lupus, with this review discussing the recent studies that offer valuable insights into disease-specific t...

  18. Association of Sweet's Syndrome and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Fye, K. H.; M. Dall'Era; Gensler, L.; McCalmont, T. H.; Yazdany, J.; Barton, J. L.; Richman, N; Pincus, L

    2011-01-01

    Sweet's syndrome is an acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis which usually presents as an idiopathic disorder but can also be drug induced, associated with hematopoetic malignancies and myelodysplastic disorders, and more, infrequently, observed in autoimmune disorders. Sweet's syndrome has been reported in three cases of neonatal lupus, three cases of hydralazine-induced lupus in adults, and in nine pediatric and adult systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. We describe three additional...

  19. T Tauri Disk Lifetime in the Lupus Association

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    Galli, P. A. B.; Bertout, C.; Teixeira, R.; Ducourant, C.

    2016-01-01

    In a recent study, we derived individual distances for a sample of pre-main sequence stars that define the comoving association of young stars in the Lupus star-forming region. Here, we use these new distances to investigate the mass and age distributions of Lupus T Tauri stars and derive the average disk lifetime in the Lupus association based on an empirical disk model.

  20. Autologous Fat Transfer in a Patient with Lupus Erythematosus Profundus

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    Jimi Yoon

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Lupus erythematosus profundus, a form of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus, is a rare inflammatory disease involving in the lower dermis and subcutaneous tissues. It primarily affects the head, proximal upper arms, trunk, thighs, and presents as firm nodules, 1 to 3 cm in diameter. The overlying skin often becomes attached to the subcutaneous nodules and is drawn inward to produce deep, saucerized depressions. We present a rare case of lupus erythematosus profundus treated with autologous fat transfer.

  1. Anti-C1q antibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Orbai, A-M; Truedsson, L; Sturfelt, G;

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Anti-C1q has been associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis in previous studies. We studied anti-C1q specificity for SLE (vs rheumatic disease controls) and the association with SLE manifestations in an international multicenter study. METHODS: Information...... in combination with anti-dsDNA and low complement was the strongest serological association with renal involvement. These data support the usefulness of anti-C1q in SLE, especially in lupus nephritis....

  2. Desafíos claves del fortalecimiento de la gestión de los gobiernos subnacionales chilenos en Educación Desafios-chave do fortalecimento da gestão dos governos subnacionais chilenos na educação Key challenges in the strengthening of management of Chilean subnational governments in education

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    Sebastián Donoso Díaz

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    Full Text Available Chile necesita profundizar la gestión de los gobiernos subnacionales en educación como una medida estratégica para su desarrollo. Aunque el diagnósticos obre la materia concita apoyo casi unánime, reconociéndose la necesidad de emprender decididamente esta tarea, no se ha avanzado con la velocidad y profundidad requerida, producto de lo cual, los logros en este campo son menores de lo esperado, materia que se constituye en uno de los desafíos principales, permanentes y más relevantes que es la potenciación de la capacidad de gestión de los gobiernos subnacionales. El trabajo revisa la noción del Estado y del Gobierno aplicada en el caso chileno, por cuanto los procesos de descentralización, constituyen el marco en el cual se inscriben los desafíos de gestión de los gobiernos subnacionales. Más adelante se establecen algunos criterios de reforma en la gestión del Estado, para avanzar hacia la relación Gobiernos subnacionales y el desarrollo de la educación, aspecto que en lo medular analiza resultados de la reforma educativa chilena y los procesos de gestión del gobierno nacional y subnacionales, identificando aquellos aspectos que requieren de una revisión más detenida, en materias como las políticas de financiamiento del sistema educativo, los resultados en materia de calidad y las dificultades de los procesos de gestión en el actual contexto legal. Finalmente se refuerza el rol de la educación pública como opción de desarrollo democrático, en una visión de liderazgo convocante de los otros agentes que participan en el campo educacional, y con un claro sentido de generador de una identidad local.O Chile precisa aprofundar a gestão dos governos subnacionais em educação como uma medida estratégica para o seu desenvolvimento. Embora os diagnósticos sobre a matéria reconheçam a necessidade de se empreender esta tarefa, não se tem avançado com a velocidade e a profundidade requerida, cujos ganhos neste campo s

  3. Matemática y Publicidad: Una experiencia con datos reales

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    Danilo Díaz Levicoy

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan los resultados de una experiencia de aula, con estudiantes de secundaria, centrado en análisis del Índice de Masa Corporal (IMC de los estudiantes de un colegio chileno y la creación de afiches publicitarios a partir de esta información. Entre los resultados se destacan: la importancia de innovar en la enseñanza de la matemática; los proyectos estadísticos como elementos que favorecen el aprendizaje y el trabajo en equipo; la aplicabilidad de la matemática en la creación de publicidad; la potenciación de habilidades no matemáticas.

  4. Sostenibilidad urbana. Tome: una propuesta para evaluar los Planes Reguladores chilenos

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    Carolina Rojas Quezada

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo valora la sostenibilidad en la planificación urbana por medio del diseño de un sistema de indicadores, que surgen de la identificación de los atributos del Planeamiento Urbano Sostenible. Los indicadores se ensayan en el modelo de ocupación del suelo propuesto y establecido en el instrumento de planificación territorial denominado “Plan Regulador Comunal”. El estudio se aplica en la localidad de Tomé, ubicada en la VIII Región del Bio Bío de Chile. La obtención de los indicadores de sostenibilidad urbana se desarrolla a partir del uso de las herramientas de Sistemas de Información Geográfica ó SIG. El planeamiento urbano propuesto se evalúa con un sistema de indicadores basados en 3 componentes territoriales que se procesan en la zonficación del suelo urbano propuesto y que son, la distribución de usos y estructura fisica, el consumo de Suelo y la calidad ambiental. El método combina el analisis bibliográfico, con la aplicación de análisis espacial y geoprocesamiento en SIG. Los resultados se aproximan a valorar la sostenibilidad del modelo territorial propuesto.

  5. Sostenibilidad urbana. Tomé: Una propuesta para evaluar los planes reguladores chilenos

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    Carolina Rojas Quezada

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo valora la sostenibilidad en la planificación urbana por medio del diseño de un sistema de indicadores, que surgen de la identificación de los atributos del Planeamiento Urbano Sostenible. Los indicadores se ensayan en el modelo de ocupación del suelo propuesto y establecido en el instrumento de planificación territorial denominado "Plan Regulador Comunal". El estudio se aplica en la localidad de Tomé, ubicada en la VIII Región del Bio Bío de Chile. La obtención de los indicadores de sostenibilidad urbana se desarrolla a partir del uso de las herramientas de Sistemas de Información Geográfica ó SIG. El planeamiento urbano propuesto se evalúa con un sistema de indicadores basados en 3 componentes territoriales que se procesan en la zonficación del suelo urbano propuesto y que son, la distribución de usos y estructura fisica, el consumo de Suelo y la calidad ambiental. El método combina el analisis bibliográfico, con la aplicación de análisis espacial y geoprocesamiento en SIG. Los resultados se aproximan a valorar la sostenibilidad del modelo territorial propuesto.

  6. Occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus in a Danish community

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    Laustrup, H; Voss, A; Green, A;

    2009-01-01

    Objectives: To determine the prevalence and annual incidence of definite systemic lupus erythematosus (D-SLE) and incomplete SLE (I-SLE) in a community-based lupus cohort of predominantly Nordic ancestry in an 8-year prospective study from 1995 to 2003, and also to calculate the annual transition......-years at risk [95% confidence interval (CI) 1.44-7.55]. Conclusions: Denmark is a low-incidence lupus area but lupus prevalence is increasing slowly. I-SLE is a disease variant that may eventually convert into D-SLE....

  7. Elevated sacroilac joint uptake ratios in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Sacroiliac joint radiographs and radionuclide sacroiliac joint uptake ratios were obtained on 14 patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus. Elevated joint ratios were found unilaterally in two patients and bilaterally in seven patients when their lupus was active. In patients whose disease became quiescent, the uptake ratios returned to normal. Two patients had persistently elevated ratios with continued clinical and laboratory evidence of active lupus. Mild sacroiliac joint sclerosis and erosions were detected on pelvic radiographs in these same two patients. Elevated quantitative sacroiliac joint uptake ratios may occur as a manifestation of active systemic lupus erythematosus

  8. Induction of systemic lupus erythematosus syndrome in BALB/c mice by immunization with active chromatin

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    Hong LI; Yun-yi ZHANG; Ya-nan SUN; Xi-yi HUANG; Yong-feng JIA; Duan LI

    2004-01-01

    AIM: To establish an animal model for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-like syndrome in mice. METHODS:BALB/c mice were immunized with active chromatin isolated from ConA-actived syngeneic spleno-lymphocytes.Plasma samples of mice were tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) for the presence of IgG anti-dsDNA, -ssDNA, and anti-histone antibodies. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in serum was measured by ELISA. Spleno-lymphocyte proliferation assays and the levels of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) in supernatants were tested respectively. Proteinuria was measured. Kidneys were examined by direct immunohistochemical method and light microscopy. RESULTS: Anti-ds DNA, ssDNA, and histone antibodies were induced in active chromatin-immunized mice, the proliferation response of splenocytes to ConA and LPS were reduced, levels of interferon-γ in supernatants and TNF-α in serum were lowered. Lupus nephritis was assessed by the presence of Ig deposits,glomerular pathology and proteinuria. CONCLUSION: The active chromatin-induced SLE-like mouse model was similar to idiopathic SLE in human.

  9. Prevalencia de gingivitis y factores asociados en niños chilenos de cuatro años Prevalence of gingivitis and associated factors in 4 year-old Chilean children

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    C. Zaror Sánchez

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia y distribución de gingivitis y su relación con factores socioeconómicos, biológicos y locales en niños chilenos de 4 años. Metodología: Se realizó un estudio transversal enpreescolares de 4 años que acuden al Hospital de Calbuco, Región de Los Lagos, Chile. La muestra consistió en 102 niños/niñas de 4 años. Un examinador, previamente calibrado, realizó examen odontológico, determinando presencia de placa bacteriana visible, caries dental y sangramiento gingival. Resultados: Los resultados demostraron una prevalencia del 93,1% gingivitis, siendo los sextantes IV y VI los más afectados, con un 90 y 92% de prevalencia respectivamente. Al realizar el análisis de la correlación de gingivitis con otros factores, resultó una correlación positiva con caries y con el nivel de placa bacteriana, por sextante. No hubo correlaciones significativas con género, maloclusión, frecuencia de cepillado y responsable del cepillado. Conclusión: La alta prevalencia encontrada, los sextantes más afectadas y la escasa relación con datos de la anamnesis del niño/niña, deben ser consideradas en la educación que se le entrega al adulto responsable del cepillado, particularmente en la población de nivel socioeconómico bajo, quienes son más susceptible a las enfermedades bucales.Objective: To determine the prevalence and distribution of gingivitis and its relation with socioeconomic, biological and local factors in Chilean children of 4 years-old. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was performed in pre-school children of 4 years old attended in Calbuco Hospital, Los Lagos Region, Chile. The sample consisted of 102 children of 4 years-old. An examiner, previously calibrated, realized clinical examination determining presence of visible plaque, dental decay and gingival bleeding. Results: The prevalence of gingivitis was 93,1%, being the sextants IV and IV the most affected, with a 90% and 92% of prevalence

  10. Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus presenting as poikiloderma.

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    Hughes, R

    2012-02-01

    Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) is a recognised variant of lupus erythematosus (LE), which accounts for 10-15% of all cases of cutaneous LE, occurring most commonly in young to middle-aged white women. Diagnosis is based on the detection of anti-Ro\\/SS-A antibodies in the skin and serum, characteristic clinical and histological cutaneous involvement, and relatively mild systemic involvement. Several unusual variants of SCLE have been reported including erythrodermic SCLE, SCLE with vitiligo-like lesions, acral SCLE and bullous SCLE. Poikoilodermatous SCLE is a recognised but rare variant of SCLE. There are currently only two case reports, comprising five individual cases, in the literature. We present a case of SCLE in which the main clinical findings were an extensive photodistributed poikilodermatous rash and alopecia.

  11. Eosinophilic gastroenteritis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Barbie, David A; Mangi, Abeel A; Lauwers, Gregory Y

    2004-01-01

    Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is an uncommon disease with an obscure etiology, although associations with allergy, the idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome, and connective tissue disease have been reported. We present the case of a 37-year-old woman with a history of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura who presented with refractory nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Imaging studies were significant for bowel wall thickening and ascites, while laboratory studies revealed a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA), a positive anti-double stranded (DS) DNA antibody, low complement, and proteinuria. Exploratory laparotomy with gastric and small bowel biopsies established the diagnosis of eosinophilic gastroenteritis. In addition, the patient met clinical criteria for the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Previous studies have described eosinophilic gastroenteritis in patients with scleroderma, polymyositis, or dermatomyositis. This is the first report to our knowledge of an individual with eosinophilic gastroenteritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

  12. Eosinophilic gastroenteritis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Barbie, David A; Mangi, Abeel A; Lauwers, Gregory Y

    2004-01-01

    Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is an uncommon disease with an obscure etiology, although associations with allergy, the idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome, and connective tissue disease have been reported. We present the case of a 37-year-old woman with a history of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura who presented with refractory nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Imaging studies were significant for bowel wall thickening and ascites, while laboratory studies revealed a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA), a positive anti-double stranded (DS) DNA antibody, low complement, and proteinuria. Exploratory laparotomy with gastric and small bowel biopsies established the diagnosis of eosinophilic gastroenteritis. In addition, the patient met clinical criteria for the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Previous studies have described eosinophilic gastroenteritis in patients with scleroderma, polymyositis, or dermatomyositis. This is the first report to our knowledge of an individual with eosinophilic gastroenteritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. PMID:15492606

  13. Systemic lupus erythematosus in Nepal: A review.

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    Kafle, M P; Lee, Vws

    2016-08-01

    Nepal is a small country that is landlocked between India and China. Several ethnic groups live within the 147,181 km(2) of this country. Geographic diversity ranges from the high Himalayas to the flatlands of the Ganges plains. Lupus nephritis (LN), a complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a common kidney problem in Nepal; but the real incidence and prevalence of SLE in Nepal is largely not known. Here, it more commonly affects people (mostly women) living in the southern flatlands, but SLE is reported to be uncommon further south in India. Even though the disease appears to be common, good quality research is uncommon in Nepali literature. This article was written to provide a review of the articles published to date about SLE in Nepal and to discuss the gaps in knowledge that require further evaluation. PMID:26957353

  14. Giant lupus vulgaris: A rare presentation.

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    Sacchidanand, S; Sharavana, S; Mallikarjun, M; Nataraja, H V

    2012-01-01

    Cutaneous tuberculosis continues to be an important public health problem even with the availability of highly effective anti-tuberculous drugs. It constitutes 0.1% of all cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Lupus vulgaris is the most common form of cutaneous tuberculosis that occurs in previously sensitized individuals with a moderate degree of immunity against tubercle bacilli. The different types of lupus vulgaris include plaque, ulcerative, vegetative, papular and nodular, and tumor forms. A 40-year-old man presented with large multiple plaques over right upper limb, right side of chest and back, and right lower limb for the past 30 years. Histopathology showed numerous noncaseating granulomas with Langhan's type of giant cells. The Mantoux test showed strong positivity and there was excellent response to anti-tuberculous treatment. This case is being reported because of its extreme chronicity of 30 years duration, unusually large size and multiplicity of lesions.

  15. Cutaneous manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Uva, Luís; Miguel, Diana; Pinheiro, Catarina; Freitas, João Pedro; Marques Gomes, Manuel; Filipe, Paulo

    2012-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multiorgan autoimmune disease of unknown etiology with many clinical manifestations. The skin is one of the target organs most variably affected by the disease. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) established 11 criteria as a classificatory instrument to operationalise the definition of SLE in clinical trials. They were not intended to be used to diagnose individuals and do not do well in that capacity. Cutaneous lesions account for four of these 11 revised criteria of SLE. Skin lesions in patients with lupus may be specific or nonspecific. This paper covers the SLE-specific cutaneous changes: malar rash, discoid rash, photosensitivity, and oral mucosal lesions as well as SLE nonspecific skin manifestations, their pathophysiology, and management. A deeper thorough understanding of the cutaneous manifestations of SLE is essential for diagnosis, prognosis, and efficient management. Thus, dermatologists should cooperate with other specialties to provide optimal care of SLE patient. PMID:22888407

  16. Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Luís Uva

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE is a multiorgan autoimmune disease of unknown etiology with many clinical manifestations. The skin is one of the target organs most variably affected by the disease. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR established 11 criteria as a classificatory instrument to operationalise the definition of SLE in clinical trials. They were not intended to be used to diagnose individuals and do not do well in that capacity. Cutaneous lesions account for four of these 11 revised criteria of SLE. Skin lesions in patients with lupus may be specific or nonspecific. This paper covers the SLE-specific cutaneous changes: malar rash, discoid rash, photosensitivity, and oral mucosal lesions as well as SLE nonspecific skin manifestations, their pathophysiology, and management. A deeper thorough understanding of the cutaneous manifestations of SLE is essential for diagnosis, prognosis, and efficient management. Thus, dermatologists should cooperate with other specialties to provide optimal care of SLE patient.

  17. Acquired enophthalmos with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Park, K R; Seo, M R; Ryu, H J; Chi, M J; Baek, H J; Choi, H J

    2016-01-01

    Ocular involvement sometimes occurs with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) but enophthalmos with SLE is rare. We report a case of enophthalmos with SLE. A 25-year-old male was admitted for two weeks of fever, sore throat, arthralgia, chest pain and right arm weakness with pain. We diagnosed him with SLE with malar rash, arthritis, pleural effusion, proteinuria, leukopenia, positive antinuclear antibody, anti-dsDNA, and lupus anticoagulant. The patient was prescribed high-dose prednisolone and hydroxychloroquine 400 mg. One week after discharge, he complained about a sensation of a sunken right eye. CT showed right enophthalmos, a post-inflammatory change and chronic inflammation. Proteinuria increased to 3.8 g/day after the patient stopped taking prednisolone. Cyclophosphamide therapy was administered for three months without improvement. We decided to restart prednisolone and change cyclophosphamide to mycophenolate mofetil. Proteinuria decreased but enophthalmos remains as of this reporting.

  18. EL DISCURSO DE LA VIOLENCIA EN EL MOVIMIENTO ANARQUISTA CHILENO (1890-1910

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    Igor Goicovic Donoso

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    Full Text Available Normalmente se vincula al anarquismo con un modo de vida sin orden, sin organización. Mecánicamente, se lo asocia al caos. Pero los propios pensadores anarquistas se encargaron de desmentir sistemáticamente esta visión tendenciosa y estrecha del pensamiento libertario. La contradicción fundamental denunciada por la teoría anarquista se encuentra en la tendencia natural de la humanidad a la plena libertad y en las compulsiones físicas, económicas e intelectuales que alienan al ser humano. En este contexto, para el anarquismo, el Estado se convierte en la encarnación del autoritarismo y, en consecuencia, en la base sobre la cual se sostiene el conjunto del sistema de dominación de clase

  19. Sweet syndrome revealing systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Quinn, N

    2015-02-01

    Sweet Syndrome is an acute inflammatory skin eruption which is rare in children. We report a case of childhood Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) that presented with Sweet syndrome. This case is a unique presentation of a common disorder which provides a new facet for the differential diagnosis of SLE in children. It is also the first paediatric case to be reported in a Caucasian child.

  20. PROSPECTS FOR PHARMACOTHERAPY OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

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    E. L. Nasonov

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The whole armory of the drugs used in rheumatology is employed to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE; how- ever, most of them have not got regulatory authorities' approval and are used off-label for SLE. The successful use of a biological agent rituximab (anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies and the registration of belimumab (anti-BLyS mono- clonal antibodies for the treatment of SLE have spurred the development of novel approaches to treating this disease. 

  1. Bullous Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Case report

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    Miziara, Ivan Dieb

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus (BSLE is an autoantibody-mediated disease with subepidermal blisters. It is a rare form of presentation of SLE that occurs in less than 5% of cases of lupus. Case Report: A 27-year-old, female, FRS patient reported the appearance of painful bullous lesions in the left nasal wing and left buccal mucosa that displayed sudden and rapid growth. She sought advice from emergency dermatology staff 15 days after onset and was hospitalized with suspected bullous disease. Intravenous antibiotics and steroids were administered initially, but the patient showed no improvement during hospitalization. She displayed further extensive injuries to the trunk, axillae, and vulva as well as disruption of the bullous lesions, which remained as hyperemic scars. Incisional biopsy of a lesion in the left buccal mucosa was performed, and pathological results indicated mucositis with extensive erosion and the presence of a predominantly neutrophilic infiltrate with degeneration of basal cells and apoptotic keratinocytes. Under direct immunofluorescence, the skin showed anti-IgA, anti-IgM, and anti-IgG linear fluorescence on the continuous dermal side of the cleavage. Indirect immunofluorescence of the skin showed conjugated anti-IgA, was anti-IgM negative, and displayed pemphigus in conjunction with anti-IgG fluorescence in the nucleus of keratinocytes, consistent with a diagnosis of bullous lupus erythematosus. Discussion: BSLE is an acquired autoimmune bullous disease caused by autoantibodies against type VII collagen or other components of the junctional zone, epidermis, and dermis. It must be differentiated from the secondary bubbles and vacuolar degeneration of the basement membrane that may occur in acute and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

  2. Bullous Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Case report

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    Miziara, Ivan Dieb; Mahmoud, Ali; Chagury, Azis Arruda; Alves, Ricardo Dourado

    2013-01-01

    Summary Introduction: Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus (BSLE) is an autoantibody-mediated disease with subepidermal blisters. It is a rare form of presentation of SLE that occurs in less than 5% of cases of lupus. Case Report: A 27-year-old, female, FRS patient reported the appearance of painful bullous lesions in the left nasal wing and left buccal mucosa that displayed sudden and rapid growth. She sought advice from emergency dermatology staff 15 days after onset and was hospitalized with suspected bullous disease. Intravenous antibiotics and steroids were administered initially, but the patient showed no improvement during hospitalization. She displayed further extensive injuries to the trunk, axillae, and vulva as well as disruption of the bullous lesions, which remained as hyperemic scars. Incisional biopsy of a lesion in the left buccal mucosa was performed, and pathological results indicated mucositis with extensive erosion and the presence of a predominantly neutrophilic infiltrate with degeneration of basal cells and apoptotic keratinocytes. Under direct immunofluorescence, the skin showed anti-IgA, anti-IgM, and anti-IgG linear fluorescence on the continuous dermal side of the cleavage. Indirect immunofluorescence of the skin showed conjugated anti-IgA, was anti-IgM negative, and displayed pemphigus in conjunction with anti-IgG fluorescence in the nucleus of keratinocytes, consistent with a diagnosis of bullous lupus erythematosus. Discussion: BSLE is an acquired autoimmune bullous disease caused by autoantibodies against type VII collagen or other components of the junctional zone, epidermis, and dermis. It must be differentiated from the secondary bubbles and vacuolar degeneration of the basement membrane that may occur in acute and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus. PMID:25992032

  3. Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus triggered by radiotherapy

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    Kolm, I.; Pawlik, E; Eggmann, N.; Kamarachev, J; Kerl, K. (Kornelius); French, L E; Hofbauer, G.F.L.

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    BACKGROUND: The origin of collagen autoimmune diseases is not fully understood. Some studies postulate a mechanism of molecular mimicry or heterologous immunity following viral infections triggering autoimmunity. Apart from infections, other exogenous factors such as visible light or X-rays have been reported to incite autoimmunity. CASE REPORT: We report a case of histologically and serologically confirmed subacute lupus erythematosus (SCLE) following radiotherapy for breast cancer. DI...

  4. Complement in Lupus Nephritis: New Perspectives

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    Bao, Lihua; Cunningham, Patrick N.; Quigg, Richard J.

    2015-01-01

    Background Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder caused by loss of tolerance to self-antigens, the production of autoantibodies and deposition of complement-fixing immune complexes (ICs) in injured tissues. SLE is characterized by a wide range of clinical manifestations and targeted organs, with lupus nephritis being one of the most serious complications. The complement system consists of three pathways and is tightly controlled by a set of regulatory proteins to prevent injudicious complement activation on host tissue. The involvement of the complement system in the pathogenesis of SLE is well accepted; yet, its exact role is still not clear. Summary Complement plays dual roles in the pathogenesis of SLE. On the one hand, the complement system appears to have protective features in that hereditary homozygous deficiencies of classical pathway components, such as C1q and C4, are associated with an increased risk for SLE. On the other hand, IC-mediated activation of complement in affected tissues is clearly evident in both experimental and human SLE along with pathological features that are logical consequences of complement activation. Studies in genetically altered mice have shown that lack of complement inhibitors, such as complement factor H (CFH) or decay-accelerating factor (DAF) accelerates the development of experimental lupus nephritis, while treatment with recombinant protein inhibitors, such as Crry-Ig, CR2-Crry, CR2-DAF and CR2-CFH, ameliorates the disease development. Complement-targeted drugs, including soluble complement receptor 1 (TP10), C1 esterase inhibitor and a monoclonal anti-C5 antibody (eculizumab), have been shown to inhibit complement safely, and are now being investigated in a variety of clinical conditions. Key Messages SLE is an autoimmune disorder which targets multiple systems. Complement is centrally involved and plays dual roles in the pathogenesis of SLE. Studies from experimental lupus models and clinical

  5. Brain MRI findings of neuropsychiatric lupus

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    To evaluate the brain MRI findings in patients with neuropsychiatric lupus. In 26 patients (M:F = 2:24 ; aged 9-48 years) in whom the presence of systemic lupus erythematosus was clinically or pathologically proven and in whom neuropsychiatric lupus was also clinically diagnosed, the findings of brain MRI were retrospectively evaluated. MR images were analyzed with regard to the distribution, location, size and number of lesions due to cerebral ischemia or infarction, the presence of cerebral atrophy, and the extent and degree of brain parenchymal and intravascular enhancement. The most common MRI findings were lesions due to cerebral ischemia or infarction occurring in 18 patients (69%), and located within deep periventricular white matter (n=10), subcortical white matter (n=8), the cerebral cortex (n=7), basal ganglia (n=7), or brain stem or cerebellum (n=2). The lesions were single (n=3) or multiple (n=15), and in 17 patients were less than 1cm in diameter in regions other than the cerebral cortex. In six of these patients, lesions of 1-4cm in diameter in this region were combined, and one occurred in the cerebral cortex only. Cerebral atrophy was seen in 16 patients (62%), in ten of whom there was no past history of treatment with steroids for more than six months. In 15 patients (58%), contrast-enhanced MR image revealed diffuse enhancement of the basal ganglia or intravascular enhancement. In no case were MRI findings normal. The primary mainfestations of neuropsychiatric lupus are multifocal ischemia or infarctions in the cerebral cortex, and subcortical and deep white matter, and the cerebral atrophy. Contrast-enhanced MR images also demonstrated diffuse enhancement of the basal ganglia and intravascular enhancement, both thought to be related to the congestion due to the stagnation of cerebral blood flow

  6. Pregnancy-associated systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Ergin, Rahime Nida

    2014-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that classically manifests itself with fever, arthralgia, and rash, predominantly in women of childbearing age. The autoimmunity is against nuclear and cytoplasmic components; therefore, any organ system can be affected, and the clinical presentation spectrum is wide. Although rare, de novo SLE can be diagnosed in pregnancy. Herein, a woman who had SLE diagnosed in early pregnancy is reported. This and a previous report imply that SL...

  7. Systemic lupus erythematosus in pregnancy: Case report

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    Radeka Gordana; Novakov-Mikić Aleksandra; Mitić Igor

    2005-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory connective tissue disease commonly diagnosed after the age of 20, mostly around the age of 30 years. It is more common in women than in men, especially during the fertile period. Women with SLE are at higher risk for spontaneous abortions, intrauterine fetal death, preeclampsia and eclampsia, preterm delivery and intrauterine growth retardation. This paper is a case report of a pregnant woman with SLE complicated with preeclampsia, ...

  8. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Children and Adolescents

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    Levy, Deborah M.; Kamphuis, Sylvia

    2012-01-01

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can involve any organ system with a wide range of disease manifestations, and can lead to significant morbidity and even mortality. This article reviews the epidemiology, common clinical features, complications of disease, and briefly discusses the available treatment options. In addition, important medical and psychosocial issues relevant to the pediatrician caring for children and adolescents with SLE are discussed.

  9. Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Luís Uva; Diana Miguel; Catarina Pinheiro; João Pedro Freitas; Manuel Marques Gomes; Paulo Filipe

    2012-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multiorgan autoimmune disease of unknown etiology with many clinical manifestations. The skin is one of the target organs most variably affected by the disease. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) established 11 criteria as a classificatory instrument to operationalise the definition of SLE in clinical trials. They were not intended to be used to diagnose individuals and do not do well in that capacity. Cutaneous lesions account for four of these...

  10. Neuropsychiatric Questionnaires in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    C. Tani; Moraes-Fontes, MF; De Carli, L; Mauri, M. (Margarita); S. Bombardieri; Mosca, M.

    2014-01-01

    Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can be affected by a multitude of neurologic and psychiatric symptoms with a wide range of prevalence and severity. Irrespectively from attribution to SLE or other causes, neuropsychiatric (NP) symptoms strongly impact short-term and long-term outcomes,thus NP evaluation during routine clinical practice in SLE should be undertaken regularly. The assessment of NP involvement in SLE patients is challenging and the available diag...

  11. Coexistence Of Psoriasis And Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

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    Das Nilay Kanti

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A 30 year old male patient presented with erythematous plaques over trunk and extremities for last 10 years, with silvery scales. The scales on removal gave rise to multiple bleeding point. Lesions were clinically and histopathologically consistent with psoriasis. Subsequently he developed photosensitive lesions of discoid lupus erythematosus on the face for last 2 years. He had no systemic involvement or joint pain. He was being treated with emollients, topical steroid and sun protecting agent with good result.

  12. Uncommon cutaneous manifestations of lupus erythematosus.

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    Mascaro, J M; Herrero, C; Hausmann, G

    1997-01-01

    Cutaneous manifestations of lupus erythematosus (LE) are, usually, characteristic enough to permit an easy diagnosis. However, some patients may present less typical lesions, associated or not to the classic ones. Therefore, irrespectively of the variety of LE (acute, subacute and chronic), in absence of the typical butterfly rash, erythematosquamous papules or plaques, or any of the characteristic cutaneous alterations, it is important (even though not always easy) to recognize the uncommon and/or atypical changes of the skin.

  13. Recurrent congenital heart block in neonatal lupus.

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    Escobar, Maria C; Gómez-Puerta, José A; Albert, Dimpna; Ferrer, Queralt; Girona, Josep

    2007-07-01

    Congenital heart block (CHB) is the main complication of neonatal lupus (NL) and is strongly associated with the presence of anti-SSA/Ro and anti-SSB/La antibodies. The recurrence of CHB in subsequent pregnancies in mothers with these antibodies is uncommon, occurring in approximately 15% of cases. We describe here a case of recurrent CHB in a previously asymptomatic mother with Sjögren syndrome and discuss the current strategies for the prevention and treatment of CHB in NL.

  14. Brain MRI findings of neuropsychiatric lupus

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    Kim, Jang-Wook; Kwon, Bae Ju; Lee, Seung-Ro; Hahm, Chang-Kok; Moon, Won Jin; Jeon, Eui Yong; Bae, Sang-Chul [Hanyang Univ. School of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    To evaluate the brain MRI findings in patients with neuropsychiatric lupus. In 26 patients (M:F = 2:24 ; aged 9-48 years) in whom the presence of systemic lupus erythematosus was clinically or pathologically proven and in whom neuropsychiatric lupus was also clinically diagnosed, the findings of brain MRI were retrospectively evaluated. MR images were analyzed with regard to the distribution, location, size and number of lesions due to cerebral ischemia or infarction, the presence of cerebral atrophy, and the extent and degree of brain parenchymal and intravascular enhancement. The most common MRI findings were lesions due to cerebral ischemia or infarction occurring in 18 patients (69%), and located within deep periventricular white matter (n=10), subcortical white matter (n=8), the cerebral cortex (n=7), basal ganglia (n=7), or brain stem or cerebellum (n=2). The lesions were single (n=3) or multiple (n=15), and in 17 patients were less than 1cm in diameter in regions other than the cerebral cortex. In six of these patients, lesions of 1-4cm in diameter in this region were combined, and one occurred in the cerebral cortex only. Cerebral atrophy was seen in 16 patients (62%), in ten of whom there was no past history of treatment with steroids for more than six months. In 15 patients (58%), contrast-enhanced MR image revealed diffuse enhancement of the basal ganglia or intravascular enhancement. In no case were MRI findings normal. The primary mainfestations of neuropsychiatric lupus are multifocal ischemia or infarctions in the cerebral cortex, and subcortical and deep white matter, and the cerebral atrophy. Contrast-enhanced MR images also demonstrated diffuse enhancement of the basal ganglia and intravascular enhancement, both thought to be related to the congestion due to the stagnation of cerebral blood flow.

  15. [Lupus nephritis: up-to-date].

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    Karras, A

    2015-02-01

    Renal involvement is frequent during natural history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and has a major prognostic value in this systemic disease. Screening for renal symptoms, such as proteinuria, micro-haematuria or renal failure must be performed at initial diagnosis and repeated during subsequent follow-ups. Any significant abnormality of these parameters may reveal active glomerulonephritis (GN) and should lead to a renal biopsy, which will significantly impact the therapeutic choices. Proliferative GN, defined as class III or IV by the actual histo-pathological classification, is the most severe form of SLE-associated nephropathy and can lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in up to 60% of cases, according to ethnicity and follow-up duration. Standard induction treatment of active proliferative GN includes corticosteroids combined with an immunosuppressive drug, which can either be cyclophosphamide or mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). Even though, recent biotherapies have not yet proved their efficacy in the field of lupus nephritis, new protocols are expected, aiming higher remission rates and avoidance of high-dose corticosteroids regimens. When remission is achieved in proliferative GN, a maintenance therapy is required to decrease the risk of relapse, using either azathioprine or MMF. Immunosuppressive drugs are responsible for an increased risk of infectious or neoplastic complications but cardiovascular disease is actually one of the main causes of mortality among lupus patients, especially for patients with SLE-related kidney disease, well before reaching ESRD.

  16. Monoclonal Antibodies for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE

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    Gabriella Moroni

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A number of monoclonal antibodies (mAb are now under investigation in clinical trials to assess their potential role in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE. The most frequently used mAb is rituximab, which is directed against CD20, a membrane protein expressed on B lymphocytes. Uncontrolled trials reported an improvement of SLE activity in non-renal patients and other studies even reported an improvement of severe lupus nephritis unresponsive to conventional treatments. However two randomized trials failed to show the superiority of rituximab over conventional treatment in non renal SLE and in lupus nephritis. Preliminary trials reported promising results with epratuzumab, a humanized mAb directed against CD22, and with belimumab, a human mAb that specifically recognizes and inhibits the biological activity of BLyS a cytokine of the tumornecrosis-factor (TNF ligand superfamily. Other clinical trials with mAb directed against TNF-alpha, interleukin-10 (Il-10, Il-6, CD154, CD40 ligand, IL-18 or complement component C5 are under way. At present, however, in spite of good results reported by some studies, no firm conclusion on the risk-benefit profile of these mAbs in patients with SLE can be drawn from the available studies.

  17. Filaments in the Lupus molecular clouds

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    Benedettini, M.; Schisano, E.; Pezzuto, S.; Elia, D.; André, P.; Könyves, V.; Schneider, N.; Tremblin, P.; Arzoumanian, D.; di Giorgio, A. M.; Di Francesco, J.; Hill, T.; Molinari, S.; Motte, F.; Nguyen-Luong, Q.; Palmeirim, P.; Rivera-Ingraham, A.; Roy, A.; Rygl, K. L. J.; Spinoglio, L.; Ward-Thompson, D.; White, G. J.

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    We have studied the filaments extracted from the column density maps of the nearby Lupus 1, 3, and 4 molecular clouds, derived from photometric maps observed with the Herschel satellite. Filaments in the Lupus clouds have quite low column densities, with a median value of ˜1.5 × 1021 cm-2 and most have masses per unit length lower than the maximum critical value for radial gravitational collapse. Indeed, no evidence of filament contraction has been seen in the gas kinematics. We find that some filaments, that on average are thermally subcritical, contain dense cores that may eventually form stars. This is an indication that in the low column density regime, the critical condition for the formation of stars may be reached only locally and this condition is not a global property of the filament. Finally, in Lupus we find multiple observational evidences of the key role that the magnetic field plays in forming filaments, and determining their confinement and dynamical evolution.

  18. Classifying Lupus Nephritis: An Ongoing Story

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    Saba Kiremitci

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The role of the renal biopsy in lupus nephritis is to provide the diagnosis and to define the parameters of prognostic and therapeutic significance for an effective clinicopathological correlation. Various classification schemas initiated by World Health Organization in 1974 have been proposed until the most recent update by International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society in 2004. In this paper, we reviewed the new classification system with the associated literature to highlight the benefits and the weak points that emerged so far. The great advantage of the classification emerged to provide a uniform reporting for lupus nephritis all over the world. It has provided more reproducible results from different centers. However, the studies indicated that the presence of glomerular necrotizing lesion was no longer significant to determine the classes of lupus nephritis leading to loss of pathogenetic diversity of the classes. Another weakness of the classification that also emerged in time was the lack of discussions related to the prognostic significance of tubulointerstitial involvement which was not included in the classification. Therefore, the pathogenetic diversity of the classification still needs to be clarified by additional studies, and it needs to be improved by the inclusion of the tubulointerstitial lesions related to prognosis.

  19. Catatonia due to systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Francisco de Assis Pinto Cabral Júnior Rabello

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    Full Text Available Objectives Discuss neuropsychiatric aspects and differential diagnosis of catatonic syndrome secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE in a pediatric patient. Methods Single case report. Result A 13-year-old male, after two months diagnosed with SLE, started to present psychotic symptoms (behavioral changes, hallucinations and delusions that evolved into intense catatonia. During hospitalization, neuroimaging, biochemical and serological tests for differential diagnosis with metabolic encephalopathy, neurological tumors and neuroinfections, among other tests, were performed. The possibility of neuroleptic malignant syndrome, steroid-induced psychosis and catatonia was also evaluated. A complete reversal of catatonia was achieved after using benzodiazepines in high doses, associated with immunosuppressive therapy for lupus, which speaks in favor of catatonia secondary to autoimmune encephalitis due to lupus. Conclusion Although catatonia rarely is the initial clinical presentation of SLE, the delay in recognizing the syndrome can be risky, having a negative impact on prognosis. Benzodiazepines have an important role in the catatonia resolution, especially when associated with parallel specific organic base cause treatment. The use of neuroleptics should be avoided for the duration of the catatonic syndrome as it may cause clinical deterioration.

  20. Filaments in the Lupus molecular clouds

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    Benedettini, M; Pezzuto, S; Elia, D; André, P; Könyves, V; Schneider, N; Tremblin, P; Arzoumanian, D; di Giorgio, A M; Di Francesco, J; Hill, T; Molinari, S; Motte, F; Nguyen-Luong, Q; Palmeirim, P; Rivera-Ingraham, A; Roy, A; Rygl, K L J; Spinoglio, L; Ward-Thompson, D; White, G J

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    We have studied the filaments extracted from the column density maps of the nearby Lupus 1, 3, and 4 molecular clouds, derived from photometric maps observed with the Herschel satellite. Filaments in the Lupus clouds have quite low column densities, with a median value of $\\sim$1.5$\\times$10$^{21}$ cm$^{-2}$ and most have masses per unit length lower than the maximum critical value for radial gravitational collapse. Indeed, no evidence of filament contraction has been seen in the gas kinematics. We find that some filaments, that on average are thermally subcritical, contain dense cores that may eventually form stars. This is an indication that in the low column density regime, the critical condition for the formation of stars may be reached only locally and this condition is not a global property of the filament. Finally, in Lupus we find multiple observational evidences of the key role that the magnetic field plays in forming filaments, and determining their confinement and dynamical evolution.

  1. Las prestaciones mutuas en caso de nulidad de contrato: carácter indemnizatorio o restitutorio en el derecho civil chileno

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    Ruperto Pinochet Olave

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available En el contexto del derecho civil chileno, sobre la base de la compatibilidad e independencia entre las acciones de nulidad y de responsabilidad, y el carácter propio de las restituciones, este artículo apunta a sostener que una parte de las prestaciones mutuas a que da lugar la declaración de nulidad de un contrato tiene un carácter indemnizatorio y, por tanto, lo que se ordena restituir por prestaciones mutuas, en algunos casos, debe ser descontado para determinar el monto del daño reparable, de ser este último procedente.

  2. Factores de riesgo cardiovascular en estudiantes universitarios chilenos Cardiovascular risk factors in Chilean university students

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    María Teresa Chiang-Salgado

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en universitarios asintomáticos de ambos sexos, de entre 18 y 25 años de edad. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: La muestra quedó integrada por 1 301 estudiantes. En una submuestra de 293 sujetos se midieron lípidos séricos, con un analizador químico Hitachi 717. La obesidad se estimó considerando el índice de masa corporal (IMC; el antecedente familiar de infarto, así como el consumo de cigarrillos y el nivel de actividad física se determinaron mediante un cuestionario de autoevaluación. Se construyeron tablas de contingencia para estudiar asociaciones entre factores de riesgo lipídicos y no lipídicos, usando la prueba ji² de Pearson. Se realizó un análisis de regresión múltiple para determinar la relación de cada una de las variables lipídicas (colesterol total, colesterol-lipoproteína de baja densidad, colesterol-lipoproteína de alta densidad y triglicéridos, así como de las no lipídicas (edad, peso, estatura, IMC, sexo, presión arterial, conducta sedentaria y antecedente familiar de infarto precoz. RESULTADOS: Se encontraron niveles de riesgo lipídico en 29.2% de los casos para colesterol total, en 16.2% para lipoproteína de baja densidad y en 5% para lipoproteína de alta densidad. Entre los factores de riesgo no lipídicos más prevalentes, estaban el consumo de cigarrillos, con 46.1%, y el sedentarismo, que alcanzó 60.8%. La obesidad, la hipertensión arterial y el antecedente familiar alcanzaron 1.9, 4.6 y 11%, respectivamente. Se observó una asociación entre el perfil lipídico de riesgo, la obesidad, la conducta fumadora y el antecedente familiar. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados mostraron una alta prevalencia de sedentarismo y conducta fumadora, asociada a un perfil lipídico de riesgo. Se deduce la necesidad imperiosa de diseñar programas de intervención con el fin de modificar el estilo de vida y prevenir la posible presencia de enfermedades

  3. El Congreso chileno y su aporte a la consolidación democrática en perspectiva comparada

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    Detlef Nolte

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El artículo enfoca la paradoja de que el sistema político chileno ha funcionado satisfactoriamente, a pesar de combinar rasgos que, según la literatura científica, deberían crear inestabilidad. Se lleva a cabo un análisis de las relaciones de poder entre el Congreso y el Presidente para esbozar los rasgos específicos de la separación horizontal de poderes en Chile, enfatizando, sobre todo, en los elementos que han contribuido a la estabilidad del sistema político. En la parte final, se discute desde un enfoque más amplio sobre el aporte específico del Congreso a la consolidación de la democracia chilena. Se concluye planteando que el parlamento ha logrado una institucionalización horizontal bastante exitosa, pero que en la percepción de los ciudadanos no ha logrado una institucionalización vertical satisfactoria.Abstract The article focuses on the paradox that the Chilean political system has funcioned satisfactorily despite the fact that it combines characteristics which in the scholarly literature are held to be leading to instability. On this background, the author analizes the relations of power between Congress and President, with special emphasis on those elements which have contributed to political stability. He then widens the focus to discuss the specific contributions the nation's Congress has made to the democratic consolidation of Chile. He concludes that the Chilean parliament has been quite sucessful in regard to horizontal institutionalization whereas -according to a widespread perception of Chile's citizens- it still shows many deficiencies in regard to its vertical institutionalization.

  4. Pregnancy, chimerism and lupus nephritis : a multi-centre study

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    Hovinga, I. C. L. Kremer; Koopmans, M.; Grootscholten, C.; van der Wal, A. M.; Bijl, M.; Derksen, R. H. W. M.; Voslcuyl, A. E.; de Heer, E.; Bruijn, J. A.; Berden, J. H. M.; Rajema, I. M.

    2008-01-01

    Chimerism occurs twice as often in the kidneys of women with lupus nephritis as in normal kidneys and may he involved in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Pregnancy is considered the most important source of chimerism, but the exact relationship between pregnancy, the persistence of

  5. Pregnancy, chimerism and lupus nephritis: a multi-centre study.

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    Hovinga, I.C. Kremer; Koopmans, M.; Grootscholten, C.; Wal, A.M. van der; Bijl, M. van der; Derksen, R.H.; Voskuyl, A.E.; Heer, E. de; Bruijn, J.A.; Berden, J.H.M.; Bajema, I.M.

    2008-01-01

    Chimerism occurs twice as often in the kidneys of women with lupus nephritis as in normal kidneys and may be involved in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Pregnancy is considered the most important source of chimerism, but the exact relationship between pregnancy, the persistence of

  6. Chronic aseptic meningitis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Lancman, M E; Mesropian, H; Granillo, R J

    1989-08-01

    Chronic aseptic meningitis is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. It may occur early in the course of the disease and sometimes may be the initial symptom. We report a patient with chronic aseptic meningitis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. Magnetic resonance imaging showed several ischemic lesions and an appearance which was compatible with chronic inflammation of the ependyma of the lateral ventricles.

  7. Unique Protein Signature of Circulating Microparticles in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Østergaard, Ole; Nielsen, Christoffer; Iversen, Line V;

    2013-01-01

    To characterize the unique qualities of proteins associated with circulating subcellular material in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients compared with healthy controls and patients with other chronic autoimmune diseases.......To characterize the unique qualities of proteins associated with circulating subcellular material in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients compared with healthy controls and patients with other chronic autoimmune diseases....

  8. Update of the guidelines for lupus anticoagulant detection

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    Pengo, V.; Tripodi, A.; Reber, G.; Rand, J. H.; Ortel, T. L.; Galli, M.; de Groot, P. G.

    2009-01-01

    One of the conclusions of the subcommittee meeting on Lupus Anticoagulant/Phospholipid dependent antibodies, held in Geneva on 2007, was the need to update the guidelines on Lupus Anticoagulant (LA) detection. Particular emphasis was given to several aspects discussed in this official communication.

  9. T-cell-directed therapies in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Nandkumar, P; Furie, R

    2016-09-01

    Drug development for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has largely focused on B-cell therapies. A greater understanding of the immunopathogenesis of SLE coupled with advanced bioengineering has allowed for clinical trials centered on other targets for SLE therapy. The authors discuss the benefits and shortcomings of focusing on T-cell-directed therapies in SLE and lupus nephritis clinical trials.

  10. Micro y macrohistoria en los relatos de filiación chilenos

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    Sarah Roos

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Durante las últimas dos décadas, la literatura de filiación se estableció como un productivo subgénero del espacio (autobiográfico, abarcando un amplio espectro desde lo referencial hasta lo imaginario. Esta nueva categoría narrativa destaca por su potencial innovador: los hijos, narrando y comentando la vida de los padres, trazan simultáneamente un retrato preciso de su sociedad. A través de la visión personal de la microhistoria familiar, testimonian la macrohistoria -los acontecimientos más importantes del pasado de un país. Los relatos de filiación tematizan una profunda reflexión sobre la transmisión de una herencia familiar, por lo que el relato de filiación está estrechamente vinculado con la literatura de memoria cuyas estrategias textuales se analizarán en las novelas Escenario de guerra y Formas de volver a casa.

  11. A pathophysiology-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of lupus nephritis.

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    Anders, Hans-Joachim; Rovin, Brad

    2016-09-01

    Lupus is no longer an unknown chameleon of medicine. Significant progress has been made on unraveling the pathogenesis of lupus and lupus nephritis, and how to treat the disease. Here we provide an update on the pathophysiology of lupus and its related kidney disease, consider areas of controversy in disease management, and discuss the unmet needs of lupus nephritis and how to address these needs. We focus on rethinking how innovative therapies for lupus nephritis should be evaluated and evolving strategies to more efficiently mitigate irreversible nephron loss in patients with lupus nephritis. PMID:27378475

  12. Promover la salud mental con mujeres chilenas en desventaja social

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    M Soledad Rivera

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se descrive una parte de la experiencia del proyecto Chileno/Canadiense: “Promover la salud mental de las mujeres chilenas en desventaja social: Los Secretos de Maruja”. Se describen los objetivos, las etapas del proceso, de intervención y los resultados de las evaluaciones preliminares. Con la participación de las mujeres usuárias de los centros de salud, profesionales y autoridades de la comuna de La Pintana, se construyó, aplicó y evaluó un proyecto de intervención para apoyar a las mujeres en la toma de decisiones que favorezcan su salud mental personal, familiar y social. La intervención contempló el diseño, producción, distribución y evaluación de 12 folletos educativos tipo calendarios, cada uno respecto a tres temas de salud mental identificados por las mismas mujeres: Identidad y autoestima, Vínculo y Comunicación y Autocuidado. Además se involucró a las enfermeras que trabajan en los Centros de Salud, quienes incorporaron esta estrategia a la atención de salud habitual y evaluaron su impacto en la identidad, autonomía profesional y en la mejoría de la calidad del cuidado

  13. Prognosis and predictors of convulsion among pediatric lupus nephritis patients

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    In this study, we aimed to analyze features and outcome of convulsion in pediatric lupus nephritis patients. We retrospectively reviewed data of 14 Iranian children with lupus nephritis who developed seizures and compared them with a group of the same number of well matched pediatric lupus nephritis patients. Higher serum creatinine levels and higher frequencies of anemia and lymphopenia were observed in the convulsion group. Multivariable logistic regression analysis revealed that the only risk factor for development of convulsion in pediatric lupus patients with nephritis was lymphopenia. Survival analysis showed that convulsion had no impact on patient and renal function outcomes in our pediatric lupus nephritis subjects. In conclusion, we found that lymphopenia is a predictive factor for convulsion occurrence in our patients and special attention to neurological status assessment may be needed in this situation. (author)

  14. Pregnancy in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

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    Moroni, Gabriella; Ponticelli, Claudio

    2016-07-01

    For many years pregnancy has been contraindicated in patients with SLE, particularly when kidney involvement was present. Today, pregnancy is no longer considered impossible in women with lupus. Yet, lupus pregnancies are still considered high-risk. The prognosis has considerably improved for pregnant women but the fetal risk, although progressively reduced, is still higher in pregnancies of patients with SLE than in pregnancies of healthy women. Miscarriage, premature delivery, and preeclampsia, as well as heart problems in the baby are the major complications that can occur. In this paper we will review the outcome of pregnant women with SLE, the influence of lupus on fetal outcome, the effects of pregnancy on lupus, and the management of pregnant lupus patients based on our personal experience and the revision of the most recent and significant papers on the subject. PMID:27142327

  15. Prognosis and predictors of convulsion among pediatric lupus nephritis patients

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    Beiraghdar Fatemeh

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    Full Text Available In this study, we aimed to analyze features and outcome of convulsion in pediatric lupus nephritis patients. We retrospectively reviewed data of 14 Iranian children with lupus nephritis who developed seizures and compared them with a group of the same number of well matched pe-diatric lupus nephritis patients. Higher serum creatinine levels and higher frequencies of anemia and lymphopenia were observed in the convulsion group. Multivariable logistic regression analysis re-vealed that the only risk factor for development of convulsion in pediatric lupus patients with ne-phritis was lymphopenia. Survival analysis showed that convulsion had no impact on patient and renal function outcomes in our pediatric lupus nephritis subjects. In conclusion, we found that lympho-penia is a predictive factor for convulsion occurrence in our patients and special attention to neuro-logical status assessment may be needed in this situation.

  16. Lupus Headaches in 55 Childhood-Onsets SLE

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    Mohammad Hassan Moradinejad

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Although headache is a common complaint among patients with lupus, no universally accepted explanation was available until the International Headaches Society adopted Lupus headache as a Nomenclature in its classification recently. Few studies indicate that lupus patients with positive anti-nuclear antibody (ANA and positive antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL experience more frequent headaches. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between headache frequencies and ANA, anti-double strand DNA (anti-ds-DNA and aPL positivity. Material & Methods: In this prospective multicenter study were enrolled 55 children, 45 girls and 10 boys (F/M ratio:4.5, aged 3-16 years (mean 11.5 years, with neuropsychiatric lupus complaining of headache, that where followed-up for 5 years.. Whether lupus headache is a sign of progressive nature of the disease and how it should be treated is not clear yet. Those with active disease, hypertension, or tension headache were not included in this study. Findings: We studied 55 children with definite lupus. Twenty three (43% of our patients developed new or significantly worse, persistent headaches that sometimes were similar to migraine in the early course of their disease. However their headaches were not accompanied with disease flare up and the headaches were not found to be related to hypertension or use of other medications either. Accordingly, we came to a diagnosis of lupus headache for these patients. Among them 19/55 cases (35% had a positive aPL and 53/55 cases (96% had a positive ANA. Conclusion: Lupus headaches are most likely multifactorial, and probably only a small proportion of them truly represent active lupus. The above data highlights probable correlation between aPL, ANA, an anti-ds-DNA and lupus headache. However, more research is required to find better treatments and to establish a definitive correlation among them.

  17. Paratuberculosis en rebaños caprinos chilenos Paratuberculosis in Chilean dairy goat herds

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    J Kruze

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La paratuberculosis caprina está ampliamente distribuida a nivel mundial y recientemente la enfermedad ha sido oficialmente reportada en Chile. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el estado de infección de algunos rebaños caprinos lecheros en diferentes regiones del país y bajo dos sistemas de manejo, intensivo y extensivo. Se analizaron muestras de material fecal de 383 animales > 2 años de edad provenientes de 8 rebaños lecheros ubicados en la Región Metropolitana (2, IX Región (5 y X Región (1. Para la selección de los rebaños no se consideraron diferencias en las rutinas de manejo. Las muestras de materia fecal se recolectaron por vía rectal y, previa descontaminación con HPC y antibióticos, se cultivaron en medio de Herrold con yema de huevo y micobactina J, por un período máximo de 9 meses. Las colonias sospechosas de Map fueron confirmadas por PCR (IS900 utilizando partidores específicos para este patógeno (P90+ y P91+. Del total de animales muestreados, 35 (9,1% resultaron positivos al cultivo fecal, provenientes todos de sólo 4 rebaños cuya característica común era que no practicaban medidas de manejo para prevenir la infección de los animales jóvenes y habían importado animales de alta producción y selección genética. Por el contrario, los rebaños no infectados se caracterizaban por un manejo más extensivo, formado sólo por razas criollas con un núcleo de reproductores cerrado y están ubicados en áreas geográficas donde no se explotan otras especies de animales rumiantes susceptibles a Map. El presente estudio permite confirmar que la paratuberculosis caprina está presente en Chile, especialmente en aquellos rebaños que han introducido al país animales de alta genética lechera. Por lo tanto, es necesario evaluar el riesgo de introducir la infección en un área libre antes de comprar animales para mejorar la producción del rebaño, realizando un diagnóstico previo en los planteles de

  18. Geographical distribution, a risk factor for the incidence of lupus nephritis in China

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    Pan, Qingjun; Li, Yaning; Ye, Ling; Deng, Zhenzhen; Li, Lu; Feng, Yongmin; Liu, Weijing; LIU, HUAFENG

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    Background Geographical variation in lupus nephritis epidemiology may indicate important environmental factors contributions to the etiology of lupus nephritis. This paper first describes the epidemiology of biopsy-proven lupus nephritis in China by performing a systematic literature review and the possible social-environmental influential factors. Methods The keywords “lupus nephritis”, “renal biopsy” and “systemic lupus erythematous” were searched in the three largest Chinese electronic dat...

  19. The systemic lupus erythematosus travel burden survey: baseline data among a South Carolina cohort

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    Williams, Edith M.; Ortiz, Kasim; Zhang, Jiajia; Zhou, Jie; Kamen, Diane

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    Background Many studies on the impact of systemic lupus erythematosus or lupus have identified patient travel costs as being problematic. We administered a survey that examined the impact of self-rated travel burden on lupus patients. The systemic lupus erythematosus travel burden survey included 41 patients enrolled in the systemic lupus erythematosus database project at the Medical University of South Carolina. Results Most participants reported that travel caused medications to be disconti...

  20. EL PRIMER APORTE DE LOS OBISPOS CHILENOS A LA CODIFICACIÓN DEL DERECHO CANÓNICO DE 1917: LOS POSTULATA EPISCOPORUM ACERCA DEL MATRIMONIO

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    Full Text Available La redacción del primer Código de Derecho Canónico que tuvo la Iglesia latina fue ordenado por el papa san Pío X, en 1904. La tarea codificadora, empero, no fue obra de un grupo cerrado de expertos, sino que tuvo en cuenta el parecer del episcopado, el que fue consultado en dos momentos diferentes; en ambos casos fueron requeridos los obispos chilenos. En este trabajo se estudia, a partir de la documentación guardada en el Archivo Secreto Vaticano, el aporte de los obispos chilenos en la primera consulta, realizada en 1904, en lo referido al matrimonio.The drafting of the first Código de Derecho Canónico of the Latin Church was established by Pope Pío X in 1904. The codifying task, however, was not the result of a closed group of experts. It considered the opinión of bishops around the world who were consulted in two different moments. In both cases, Chilean bishops were requested to provide their opinions. This work, which is based on documents from the Vatican Secret Archives, studies the contribution of Chilean bishops to the marriage discussion in the first round of consultation of 1904.

  1. Actividad física y cambios cardiovasculares y bioquímicos del caballo chileno a la competencia de rodeo Physical activity, cardiovascular and biochemical changes of Chilean purebred horses to rodeo competitions

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    R. PEREZ

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio con el objetivo de caracterizar el nivel de esfuerzo físico y la adaptación fisiológica del caballo fina sangre chileno a la competencia de rodeo. Para el estudio se determinaron las medidas hipométricas, se pesaron los jinetes y aperos. Se midió la medialuna en sus diferentes segmentos y se cronometró el tiempo de carrera con el fin de determinar la velocidad de trabajo. Previo y posterior a la primera corrida de cada caballo, se registró la frecuencia cardíaca y se extrajeron muestras de sangre para la determinación del volumen globular y medir las concentraciones de hemoglobina, proteínas totales, glucosa, ácido láctico, triglicéridos, insulina, cortisol y electrólitos (Na, K, Cl y Ca. También se determinó la actividad de enzimas creatin- kinasa (CK, lactato deshidrogenasa (LDH y aspartato aminotransferasa (AST. Los resultados permiten concluir que el caballo F.S. chileno se caracteriza por ser un animal de baja alzada, con una relación longitud corporal/perímetro torácico equivalente a un tipo racial de proporciones mesolíneas, con un peso promedio de 392 ± 33 kg, características que concuerdan con las establecidas para el estándar de la raza criolla chilena. El esfuerzo físico principal que desarrolla durante el rodeo es el de arrer y atajar un novillo de 318 ± 11 kg de peso, transportando sobre su dorso un peso equivalente al 24% de su peso corporal a velocidades que fluctúan entre los 5 a 8 m/s sobre una pista blanda y circular, que determinan aumentos significativos de la frecuencia cardíaca, en el volumen globular y en las concentraciones de hemoglobina, glucosa, ácido láctico, triglicéridos, insulina y cortisol. Además, de aumentos significativos en la actividad plasmática de CK, LDH y AST. Los cambios más importantes en el balance hidrosalino fueron un aumento en la concentración de proteínas séricas y una disminución en la concentración de K (8 h. postejercicio. Se concluye

  2. Metabolic syndrome in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: association with traditional risk factors for coronary heart disease and lupus characteristics.

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    Telles, Rw; Lanna, Ccd; Ferreira, Ga; Ribeiro, Al

    2010-06-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) in patients with SLE and to analyze the association of MetS with traditional risk factors for CHD and lupus characteristics. In this cross-sectional study the frequency of MetS was determined according to the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III in patients with SLE. The association of MetS with the traditional risk factors for CHD not included in the syndrome definition, and with lupus characteristics was examined. The mean age (sd) of the 162 females patients was 38.8(11.2) years. The frequency of MetS was 32.1%. Abdominal obesity and hypertension were the two most common components of the syndrome (86.5% each) followed by low levels of HDL-cholesterol (84.6%), hypertriglyceridemia (69.2%) and hyperglycemia (15.4%). MetS was significantly associated with older age, family history of CHD, obesity, postmenopausal status, LDL-c > or =100mg/dl, and higher Framingham risk score. Lupus characteristics associated with MetS were history of nephrotic proteinuria during follow-up and current cyclophosphamide use, higher modified SLEDAI-2k, higher damage index score (SLICC/ACR), and older age at lupus diagnosis. In the logistic regression analysis, obesity, LDL-c > or =100mg/dl, older age at lupus diagnosis, higher damage index and nephrotic proteinuria were independently associated with MetS. We conclude that MetS diagnosis was frequent in patients with lupus. The syndrome was associated not only with traditional risk factors for CHD, confirming the clustering of those risk factors, but also with lupus characteristics. Some of those factors, especially LDL-c > or =100mg/dl and age at lupus diagnosis, have been associated with atherosclerosis in lupus patients. Lupus (2010) 19, 803-809. PMID:20118159

  3. Refractory disease in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Campar, Ana; Farinha, Fátima; Vasconcelos, Carlos

    2011-09-01

    There is no definition or guidelines for refractory disease (RD) in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). However, new therapies have been tested mainly in refractory patients. The concept, like the disease, is complex and implies deeper knowledge on the disease pathogenesis and patients' subsets. RD is not included in current activity indices of the disease, what raises the question of how are we monitoring its response to new drugs. In this paper, we analyse some concepts considered important for the global definition of RD in SLE and in some specific organ involvements, excluding lupus nephritis. Management issues will be addressed also. Finally, we review therapeutic options in particular subsets of the disease, namely, cutaneous, articular, haematological and neuropsychiatric lupus. Crucial to the management of a patient suspected to be refractory is an accurate diagnosis, assuring that the persistent clinical manifestations are derived primarily from SLE and not from a concomitant or alternative process. Likewise, certainty about the patient compliance with the therapy prescribed is a frequent unrecognized problem that erroneously might lead to a classification of RD. Therapy of RD for SLE, in general and in most particular involvements, is currently based mainly on the clinician's own experience and judgement, with few randomized trials effectively addressing the issue. In such a heterogeneous disease, consideration of approval of drugs for single-organ indications may pave the way for new therapies. Better biomarkers are needed to add accuracy to the currently used activity indices in order to monitor RD and consolidate its definition. Prospective studies directed to RD in the main SLE involvements are needed to improve our understanding on the management of the disease and foster the development of targeted new drugs. PMID:21600313

  4. Bone health, vitamin D and lupus.

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    Sangüesa Gómez, Clara; Flores Robles, Bryan Josué; Andréu, José Luis

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    The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus is high. This is likely due to photoprotection measures in addition to intrinsic factors of the disease. Low levels of vitamin D increase the risk of low bone mineral density and fracture. Vitamin D deficiency could also have undesirable effects on patients' immune response, enhancing mechanisms of loss of tolerance and autoimmunity. Vitamin D levels should be periodically monitored and patients should be treated with the objective of reaching vitamin D levels higher than 30-40 ng/ml.

  5. Systemic lupus erythematosus in pregnancy: Case report

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    Radeka Gordana

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE is a chronic inflammatory connective tissue disease commonly diagnosed after the age of 20, mostly around the age of 30 years. It is more common in women than in men, especially during the fertile period. Women with SLE are at higher risk for spontaneous abortions, intrauterine fetal death, preeclampsia and eclampsia, preterm delivery and intrauterine growth retardation. This paper is a case report of a pregnant woman with SLE complicated with preeclampsia, but it also discusses follow-up of such pregnancies.

  6. C1q and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Walport, M J; Davies, K A; Botto, M

    1998-08-01

    In this chapter we review the association between SLE and C1q. In the first part of the chapter we discuss the clinical associations of C1q deficiency, and tabulate the available information in the literature relating to C1q deficiency and autoimmune disease. Other clinical associations of C1q deficiency are then considered, and we mention briefly the association between other genetically determined complement deficiencies and lupus. In the review we explore the relationship between C1q consumption and lupus and we discuss the occurrence of low molecular weight (7S) C1q in lupus, which raises the possibility that increased C1q turnover in the disease may result in unbalanced chain synthesis of the molecule. Anti-C1q antibodies are also strongly associated with severe SLE affecting the kidney, and with hypocomplementaemic urticarial vasculitis, and these associations are also examined. We address the question of how C1q deficiency may cause SLE, discussing the possibility that this may be due to abnormalities of immune complex processing, which have been well characterised in a umber of different human models. There is clear evidence that immune complex processing is abnormal in patients with hypocomplementaemia, and this is compatible with the hypothesis that ineffective immune complex clearance could cause tissue injury, and this may in turn stimulate an autoantibody response. We have also considered the possibility that C1q-C1q receptor interactions are critical in the regulation of apoptosis, and we explore the hypothesis that dysregulation of apoptosis could explain important features in the development of autoimmune disease associated with C1q deficiency. An abnormally high rate of apoptosis, or defective clearance of apoptotic cells, could promote the accumulation of abnormal cellular products that might drive an autoimmune response. Anti-C1q antibodies have been described in a number of murine models of lupus, and these are also briefly discussed. We focus

  7. Desquamative Interstitial Pneumonitis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP is a rare form of interstitial lung disease (ILD commonly found among healthy smokers. ILD is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, and typically associated with a histopathological pattern of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP. The present article describes an unusual case of DIP in a non-smoking patient with SLE presenting as NSIP. DIP can occur in the context of SLE in patients with a negative smoking history, and clinicians should consider lung biopsy to correctly classify ILD with unusual presentation on computed tomography scan.

  8. Systemic lupus erythematosus: Clinical and experimental aspects

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    This text covers questions related to the history, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical aspects and therapy of systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Both animal models and human SLE are considered. With regard to basic science, concise information on cellular immunology, autoantibodies, viral aspects and molecular biology in SLE is provided. Clinical topics then deal with medical, dermatologic, neurologic, radiologic, pathologic, and therapeutic aspects. The book not only presents the most recent information on clinical and experimental insights, but also looks at future aspects related to the diagnosis and therapy of SLE

  9. Annular lupus vulgaris mimicking tinea cruris.

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    Heo, Young Soo; Shin, Won Woong; Kim, Yong Ju; Song, Hae Jun; Oh, Chil Hwan

    2010-05-01

    Cutaneous tuberculosis is an infrequent form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. It is often clinically and histopathologically confused with various cutaneous disorders. A 36-year-old man attended our clinic with slowly progressive, asymptomatic, annular skin lesions on both the thighs and buttocks for 10 years. He consulted with many physicians and was improperly treated with an oral antifungal agent for several months under the diagnosis of tinea cruris, but no resolution of his condition was observed. A diagnosis of lupus vulgaris was made based on the histopathologic examination and the polymerase chain reaction assay. Anti-tuberculosis therapy was administered and the lesions started to regress.

  10. Lupus vulgaris in a young girl.

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    Goyal, Tarang; Varshney, Anupam; Bakshi, S K

    2013-01-01

    With the estimated global burden of TB being 8.8 million incident cases and 1.1 million deaths from TB in HIV-negative cases and additional 0.35 million deaths in HIV-associated cases,1 the total number of cutaneous TB cases ( lupus vulgaris in a young girl with rapid progression of a large plaque with hypertrophic features in the periphery. The case is unusual due to its rapid progression, unusual site and extensive giant form which have never been reported previously.

  11. Lupus as a paraneoplastic manifestation of cholangiocarcinoma.

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    González Amores, Yolanda; Hernando Rebollar, Sofía; Casado Bernabeu, Aida

    2016-05-01

    Tumors originating in the digestive system, like those in other areas, whether solid or otherwise, may present with extradigestive manifestations in the setting of a paraneoplastic syndrome. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune condition most commonly involving women of childbearing age. On occasion it represents a paraneoplastic manifestation heralding a primary tumor. Cancer suspicion is therefore a key element for newly diagnosed SLE cases with nonstandard epidemiology even in the absence of suggestive symptoms, and digestive tumors should be included in the differential diagnosis. PMID:26925842

  12. Systemic lupus erythematosus : abdominal radiologic findings

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    Oh, Jae Cheon; Cho, On Koo; Lee, Yong Joo; Bae, Jae Ik; Kim, Yong Soo; Rhim, Hyun Chul; Ko, Byung Hee [Hanyang Univ. College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    Systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE) is a systemic disease of unknown etiology. Its main pathology is vasculitis and serositis, due to deposition of the immune complex or antibodies. Most findings are nonspecific ; abdominal manifestations include enteritis, hepatomegaly, pancreatic enlargement, serositis, lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, nephritis, interstitial cystitis, and thrombophlebitis. We described radiologic findings of various organ involvement of SLE; digestive system, serosa, reticuloendothelial system, urinary system, and venous system. Diagnosis of SLE was done according to the criteria of American Rheumatism Association. Understanding of the variable imaging findings in SLE may be helpful for the early detection of abdominal involvement and complications.

  13. Autoantibody profiling in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Hsieh SC

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Song-Chou Hsieh,1 Chia-Li Yu1,2 1Department of Internal Medicine, 2Institute of Molecular Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE is an archetype of systemic autoimmune disease characterized by the production of a broad spectrum of autoantibodies. More than 100 autoantibodies have been found in the sera of patients with SLE, including antibodies against nuclear, cytoplasmic, surface-membrane, and extracellular antigens. There has been considerable debate as to whether these antinuclear autoantibodies (ANAs are merely biomarkers for disease or are responsible for organ/tissue damage in SLE. In recent years, sufficient evidence has supported the hypothesis that many ANAs, such as anti-double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA, antiribosomal P, anti-Sm, antiribonucleoprotein (anti-RNP, and even anti-Sjögren's syndrome (SS-B/La antibodies not only act against specific nuclear antigens but also cross-react with different surface-expressed cognate molecules. The binding of autoantibodies to the cell surface leads to their penetration into the cell's interior to elicit cellular damage. There are at least four conceivable routes for ANAs to penetrate the cytoplasm: (1 nonspecific Fcγ receptor-mediated uptake, (2 cell-surface caveolae-mediated endocytosis, (3 electrostatic interactions between positively charged amino acids of the complementarity-determining regions of the antibody molecule and the negatively charged surface membrane, and (4 the binding of the autoantibody with its cross-reactive cell surface-expressed cognate molecule, and its subsequent endocytosis into the cytoplasm. In this review, we discuss in detail the immunopathogenic mechanisms of the commonly encountered ANAs, such as anti-dsDNA, antiribosomal P, and anti-SSB/La, that are associated with lupus pathogenesis. Additionally, the detrimental thromboembolism-inducing anticardiolipin antibodies in patients with SLE

  14. Systemic lupus erythematosus: Clinical and experimental aspects

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    1987-01-01

    This text covers questions related to the history, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical aspects and therapy of systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Both animal models and human SLE are considered. With regard to basic science, concise information on cellular immunology, autoantibodies, viral aspects and molecular biology in SLE is provided. Clinical topics then deal with medical, dermatologic, neurologic, radiologic, pathologic, and therapeutic aspects. The book not only presents the most recent information on clinical and experimental insights, but also looks at future aspects related to the diagnosis and therapy of SLE.

  15. Pulmonary manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Yang, Kee Hyuk; Choi, Yo Won; Jeon, Seok Chol; Park, Choong Ki; Joo, Kyung Bin; Hahm, Chang Kok; Lee, Seung Ro [College of Medicine, Hanyang Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    Pulmonary involvement is more common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) than in any other connective tissue disease, and more than half of patients with SLE suffer from respiratory dysfunction during the course of their illness. Although sepsis and renal disease are the most common causes of death in SLE, lung disease is the predominant manifestation and is an indicator of overall prognosis. Respiratory disease may be due to direct involvement of the lung or as a secondary consequence of the effect of the disease on other organ systems.

  16. ESTRATEGIAS DE DESCORTESÍA EN EL DISCURSO PARLAMENTARIO CHILENO Impoliteness strategies in the Chilean parliamentary discours

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    Abelardo San Martín Núñez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es analizar las estrategias de descortesía verbal en una muestra de discurso parlamentario chileno. Para tal propósito se estudiaron las secuencias de discurso que manifestaban dichas estrategias en un corpus de 28 sesiones de la honorable Cámara de Diputados de Chile realizadas entre 2005 y 2007, en las que se discutieron diferentes asuntos polémicos de interés público. Para el análisis de la descortesía en el discurso político aquí realizado se consultaron los trabajos de Chilton y Schäffner (1999, Blas Arroyo (2001 y 2003 y Bolívar (2005, entre otros. Una vez analizados los textos de las transcripciones de las sesiones de la muestra se identificaron las siguientes estrategias de descortesía: atacar la imagen pública del oponente y resguardar la propia imagen pública. Asimismo, la primera de dichas estrategias se subclasificó en las siguientes tácticas: desacreditaciones, ridiculizaciones y amedrentamientos.The purpose of this article is to analyze impoliteness strategies in a sample of Chilean parliamentary discourse. To that effect, this study puts forward an analysis of the discourse sequences manifesting these strategies in a corpus constituted by 28 sessions held between 2005 and 2007 by the honorable Chamber of Representatives of Chile, in which different and controversial issues of public interest were discussed. For the analysis of impoliteness in political discourse carried out in this study, the works of Chilton y Schäffner (1999, Blas Arroyo’s (2001 and 2003 and Bolívar’s (2005 were consulted, among others. Once the transcriptions of the sessions under analysis were processed, the following impoliteness strategies expressing the representatives’ political goals were identified: attacking the opponent’s public image and protecting the own public image. Likewise, the first of these strategies was sub-classified into the following tactics: discrediting, ridiculizing, and

  17. Lupus eritematoso sistémico en ratones MRL lpr/lpm y knockouts del receptor de quimioquina CCR2

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    INTRODUCCIÓN El lupus eritematoso sistémico es una enfermedad autoinmune cuya principal manifestación y debut de la enfermedad es la glomerulonefritis mediada por complejos inmunes. Los ratones MRL/MpJ-Fas lpr/J (MRL/lpr) llevan una mutación en el gen Fas de la apoptosis que da lugar a una proliferación de linfocitos autoreactivos y son considerados un modelo de ratón que reproduce muy bien la enfermedad lúpica en el humano, con linfadenopatía asociada a proliferación aberrante de células T,...

  18. Emergente, Dominante y Residual: Una mirada sobre la fabricación de lo popular realizada por el Nuevo Cine Chileno (1958 -1973 Emergent, Dominant and Residual: An Approach to the Manufacturing of The Popular by the New Chilean Cinema (1958-1973

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    Full Text Available Este artículo se desarrolla a partir de la idea de que la práctica cinematográfica desarrollada por el Nuevo Cine Chileno se configura como una práctica significante que permite dar cuenta del proceso de construcción de una nueva concepción acerca de lo popular. Esta concepción ubica en el centro de sus preocupaciones los conflictos socioculturales, políticos y económicos, configurando lo popular como un estilo de vida y como una clase social que se encuentra en tensión continua con la clase dominante. Esta tensión nos lleva a tener presente que las formas y actividades culturales son un campo dinámico, en el cual se articulan relaciones de dominación y subordinación.This article is based on the idea that the cinematic practice developed by the New Cinema Chilean is configured as a signifying practice that allows us to acknowledge the process of building a new conception of the popular. This notion focuses on socio-cultural, political and economic conflict, configuring the popular as a lifestyle and as a social class in constant tensión with the ruling class. This tension leads us to bear in mind that cultural forms and activities are dynamic fields, in which relations of domination and subordination are articulated.

  19. Do we still need renal biopsy in lupus nephritis?

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    Haładyj, Ewa; Cervera, Ricard

    2016-01-01

    The natural course of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by periods of disease activity and remissions. Prolonged disease activity results in cumulative organ damage. Lupus nephritis is one of the most common and devastating manifestations of SLE. In the era of changing therapy to less toxic regimens, some authors have stated that if mycophenolate mofetil can be used for the induction and maintenance treatment in all histological classes of lupus nephritis, renal biopsy can be omitted. This article aims to answer the question of what brings the bigger risk: renal biopsy or its abandonment. PMID:27407281

  20. Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus onset patterns in Vietnamese children

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    Dung, Nguyen Thi Ngoc; Loan, Huynh Thoai; Nielsen, Susan;

    2013-01-01

    to have systemic lupus erythematosus (f/m = 4/1) were referred to the Ho Chi Minh City Children's Hospital No.1 during a 12-month period in 2009. RESULTS: The mean age at diagnosis was 12.8 years (SD = 2.5). Thirty-seven (82%) fulfilled criteria for lupus nephritis (LN). At diagnosis, impressively high...... No. 1 during a16 month period from 2008-2009. These patients had a strikingly high prevalence of Coombs positive anaemia, a high prevalence of lupus nephritis, and very high SLEDAI and ECLAM scores at the time of diagnosis. While there may be referral biases, our Vietnamese SLE patients appear...

  1. Massive intracranial calcifications in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Central nervous system involvement is frequently reported in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging studies usually show brain atrophy, cerebral infarction and/or intracranial bleeding. Extensive intracranial calcification in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus is rare. We report a case of a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with seizures and massive basal ganglia calcification and mild calcifications in the frontal lobes, seen on the brain computed tomography scan. Magnetic resonance imaging showed hyperintensity on FLAIR images and hypointense signals on T2* gradient echo images in the basal ganglia. (author)

  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus flare triggered by a spider bite.

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    Martín Nares, Eduardo; López Iñiguez, Alvaro; Ontiveros Mercado, Heriberto

    2016-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease with a relapsing and remitting course characterized by disease flares. Flares are a major cause of hospitalization, morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Some triggers for these exacerbations have been identified, including infections, vaccines, pregnancy, environmental factors such as weather, stress and drugs. We report a patient who presented with a lupus flare with predominantly mucocutaneous, serosal and cardiac involvement after being bitten by a spider and we present the possible mechanisms by which the venom elicited such a reaction. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such case reported in the literature. PMID:26494589

  3. Do we still need renal biopsy in lupus nephritis?

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    Haładyj, Ewa; Cervera, Ricard

    2016-01-01

    The natural course of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by periods of disease activity and remissions. Prolonged disease activity results in cumulative organ damage. Lupus nephritis is one of the most common and devastating manifestations of SLE. In the era of changing therapy to less toxic regimens, some authors have stated that if mycophenolate mofetil can be used for the induction and maintenance treatment in all histological classes of lupus nephritis, renal biopsy can be omitted. This article aims to answer the question of what brings the bigger risk: renal biopsy or its abandonment.

  4. Targeted therapies in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Grech, P; Khamashta, Ma

    2013-09-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, multisystem disorder characterised by loss of tolerance to endogenous nuclear antigens and autoantibody formation. Recent insight into the immunopathogenesis of lupus has provided the foundation for a novel class of agents which target specific, dysregulated components of the immune system. Efforts have focused predominantly on B-cell depleting therapies, of which belimumab was the first to demonstrate success in phase III studies and thus receive marketing authorisation. Off-label prescribing of rituximab in refractory cases is common and supported by uncontrolled studies, which suggest a favourable risk:benefit profile. However, two placebo-controlled trials failed to show benefit, possibly because of inappropriate patient selection and other aspects of trial methodology. Inhibition of dysregulated co-stimulatory signals and cytokines are other therapeutic strategies currently under investigation. Some candidate drugs failed to meet primary endpoints in early-phase clinical trials, yet demonstrated clinical benefit when alternative assessment criteria were applied or specific patient sub-groups analysed. Well-designed studies of greater size and duration are needed to clarify the therapeutic utility of these agents. Future immunomodulatory strategies targeting interferon-alpha, T cells, oxidative stress and epigenetic abnormalities may reduce multisystem disease activity and prolong survival in this complex and heterogeneic disease. PMID:23963429

  5. Glaucoma secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Zhang Jing; Huang Wenbin; Gao Xinbo; Che Huixin; Yu Keming; Zhang Xiulan

    2014-01-01

    Background Glaucoma secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (") an uncommon but serious complication that threatens vision and therefore cannot be neglected.A few cases of secon(ca)ry glaucoma resulting from lupus-induced or iatrogenic ocular impairments have been reported in association with SLE.However,a systematic analysis of the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma secondary to SLE has not been reported in the literature.The aim of this study is to further investigate the relationship between glaucoma and SLE.Methods In this study,we reviewed nine eyes of five patients diagnosed with secondary glaucoma associated with SLE,including one case of neovascular glaucoma and four cases of steroid-induced glaucoma.Results Neovascular glaucoma was successfully treated by Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation surgery with adjunctive ranibizumab intravitreal injection,followed by panretinal photocoagulation (PRP).The steroid-induced glaucoma in eight eyes of four cases were controlled by trabeculectomy along with antiproliferative agents.Conclusion Regular follow-up ocular examinations should be conducted to ensure early diagnosis and treatment of secondary glaucoma in SLE patients to improve the prognosis of vision.

  6. Lupus vulgaris: unusual presentation on face.

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    Pilani, A; Vora, R V

    2014-01-01

    Lupus vulgaris is a variant of cutaneous tuberculosis. As the disease has potential to mutilate when left untreated, leaving deforming scars and disfigurement, an early diagnosis is of paramount importance. Though the common type is plaque type, rarely mutilating and vegetative forms also are found. A 28 year old female, labourer presented with progressive annular plaque over right side of cheek extending upto right lower lid and ala of nose. There were two satellite plaques near the right side of giant lesion. On diascopy apple jelly nodule was seen. There was no regional lymhadenopathy. Histopathological examination showed many granulomas in upper dermis extending to deep dermis comprising of epitheloid cells with langhans' type of giant cells, lymphocytic infiltration & focal necrosis suggestive of lupus vulgaris. The consequences of failing to make an early diagnosis can be disastrous for the patients, as the progression of the disease can lead to necrosis, destruction of bones and cartilage leading to permanent deformity. Thus it is vital for clinicians to have a high index of suspicion of such atypical forms and take biopsy samples for histological and bacteriological studies.

  7. CT findings at lupus mesenteric vasculitis

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    Purpose: To describe the spectrum of early CT findings of lupus mesenteric vasculitis (LMV) and to assess the utility of CT in the management of this uncommon entity. Methods: Abdominal CT was performed within 1-4 days (average 2.2 days) of the onset of severe abdominal pain and tenderness in 15 women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Prompt high-dose i.v. corticosteroid in 11 patients after the CT diagnosis of LMV was made. CT was performed after abdominal symptoms subsided. Results: Eleven cases revealed CT features suggestive of LMV including conspicuous prominence of mesentric vessels with palisade pattern or comb-like appearance (CT comb sign) supplying focal or diffuse dilated bowel loops (n=11), ascites with slightly increased peritoneal enhancement (n=11), small bowel wall thickening (n=10) with double halo or target sign (n=8). Follow-up CT before high-dose steroid therapy revealed complete or marked resolution of the abnormal CT findings. Conclusion: CT is helpful for confirming the diagnosis of LMV, especially the comb sign which may be an early sign. Bowel ischemia due to LMV is less ominous than previously expected, and the abnormal CT findings were reversible when early diagnosis and prompt i.v. steroid therapy could be achieved. (orig.)

  8. CT findings at lupus mesenteric vasculitis

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    Ko, S.F. [Chang Gung Medical College and Memorial Hospital, Dept. of Radiology, Kaohsiung Hsien (Taiwan); Lee, T.Y. [Chang Gung Medical College and Memorial Hospital, Dept. of Radiology, Kaohsiung Hsien (Taiwan); Cheng, T.T. [Chang Gung Medical College and Memorial Hospital, Dept. of Rheumatology, Kaohsiung Hsien (Taiwan); Ng, S.H. [Chang Gung Medical College and Memorial Hospital, Dept. of Radiology, Kaohsiung Hsien (Taiwan); Lai, H.M. [Chang Gung Medical College and Memorial Hospital, Dept. of Rheumatology, Kaohsiung Hsien (Taiwan); Cheng, Y.F. [Chang Gung Medical College and Memorial Hospital, Dept. of Radiology, Kaohsiung Hsien (Taiwan); Tsai, C.C. [Chang Gung Medical College and Memorial Hospital, Dept. of Radiology, Kaohsiung Hsien (Taiwan)

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    Purpose: To describe the spectrum of early CT findings of lupus mesenteric vasculitis (LMV) and to assess the utility of CT in the management of this uncommon entity. Methods: Abdominal CT was performed within 1-4 days (average 2.2 days) of the onset of severe abdominal pain and tenderness in 15 women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Prompt high-dose i.v. corticosteroid in 11 patients after the CT diagnosis of LMV was made. CT was performed after abdominal symptoms subsided. Results: Eleven cases revealed CT features suggestive of LMV including conspicuous prominence of mesentric vessels with palisade pattern or comb-like appearance (CT comb sign) supplying focal or diffuse dilated bowel loops (n=11), ascites with slightly increased peritoneal enhancement (n=11), small bowel wall thickening (n=10) with double halo or target sign (n=8). Follow-up CT before high-dose steroid therapy revealed complete or marked resolution of the abnormal CT findings. Conclusion: CT is helpful for confirming the diagnosis of LMV, especially the comb sign which may be an early sign. Bowel ischemia due to LMV is less ominous than previously expected, and the abnormal CT findings were reversible when early diagnosis and prompt i.v. steroid therapy could be achieved. (orig.).

  9. Función pulmonar y calidad de vida en niños y adolescentes con bronquiolitis obliterante por adenovirus Pulmonary function and quality of life in children and adolescents with bronchiolitis obliterans post-adenoviral infection

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    Stefhanie Nayar E; Mónica Saavedra B; Ana María Escobar C; Alberto Vidal G

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    Introducción: La infección por adenovirus es una causa importante de neumonía en niños chilenos. La bronquiolitis obliterante (BOPI) es la complicación más importante. Existen pocos estudios donde evalúen la función pulmonar y la calidad de vida de los pacientes con BOPI. Objetivo: Evaluar la función pulmonar y la calidad de vida de los pacientes con BOPI y la correlación entre ambas variables. Métodos: Se incluyeron 14 niños con BOPI en elpoliclínico de la unidad de broncopulmonar de un hosp...

  10. Influencia de lenguas indígenas en el registro festivo del diario chileno La Cuarta The indigenous languages influence in festive register of the Chilean newspaper La Cuarta

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    Abelardo San Martín Núñez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del presente estudio es establecer, cuantitativa y cualitativamente, el carácter que asume la presencia de las lenguas indígenas en el léxico empleado en el registro festivo del diario chileno La Cuarta. Para tal propósito se relevaron las unidades léxicas de esa procedencia empleadas con intencionalidad festiva en un corpus de 375 páginas del mencionado periódico. Las voces y locuciones así recopiladas se analizaron desde dos puntos de vista: vitalidad relativa (medida respecto de su frecuencia de empleo, su capacidad para originar familias léxicas y para establecer relaciones de sinonimia al interior del corpus y origen etimológico (atendiendo también a los recursos neológicos implicados en su empleo. Como resultado se identificaron y procesaron 132 lexías correspondientes a nuestra definición de neologismo estilístico de base indígena. La última sección del artículo consiste en un inventario lexicográfico de los indigenismos recopilados y sus derivados.The aim of this study is to determine, qualitatively and quantitatively, the nature and extent of lexical borrowing from indigenous languages, as refl ected in a representative sample of a festive register Chilean newspaper, La Cuarta. For this purpose, lexical items from that origin employed with festive intentionality in a corpus of 375 pages of that newspaper were gathered. These lexical items were used to assess the relative vitality of words of Indian origin documented in the corpus (measured by their frequency of occurrence, their capacity to originate derivatives in the host language, their capacity to originate lexical families, and their value in the semantic fields that they share with synonymous indigenous borrowings documented in the corpus and etymological origin (in this respect, the lexicogenetic process undergone by indigenous borrowings to convey their festive connotations. As a result, 132 lexical items of that origin and their derivatives

  11. La "capacidad vial" del plan regulador chileno, ¿es lo suficientemente buena para dar forma a un entorno edificado sostenible?/ The "road capacity" of the chilean master plan is it good enough for shaping a sustainable built environment?

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    Full Text Available The "road capacity" of the Chilean Master Plan is a tool developed to measure the capacity of streets in terms of supporting the size of vehicle flow. This tool considers topics such as land use, population density and street width. The purpose of this technique is to incorporate it to the Master Plan, as a town planning instrument, so as to cope with traffic forecasting and congestion. However, the technique does not embrace any sustainability concept, this is due to a disregard of any district ´s social or environmental needs. Therefore a sustainable urban development would doubtfully be reached. It is argued that some other approaches are required for shaping a sustainable built environment in which it is understood that the streets are a public space for people rather than a platform for moving vehicles only. This means, to promote accessibility as well as mobility. In this paper the author reviews borrowed concepts such as "carrying capacity" and "environmental capacity" from bioregionalist and ecological disciplines using a case study in outskirts of Santiago´s metro area./La "capacidad vial" del Plan Regulador chileno es una herramienta desarrollada para medir la capacidad de las calles en términos de apoyar el tamaño del flujo de vehículos. Esta herramienta considera temas como el uso de la tierra, la densidad de población y ancho de la calle. El propósito de esta técnica es su incorporación al Plan Maestro, como un instrumento de planificación de la ciudad, con el fin de hacer frente a la previsión del tráfico y la congestión. Sin embargo, la técnica no incluye ningún concepto de sostenibilidad. Por lo tanto un desarrollo urbano sostenible dudosamente sería alcanzado. Se argumenta que algunos otros enfoques son necesarios para dar forma a un medio ambiente sostenible integrado, en el que se entiende que las calles son un espacio público para las personas en lugar de una plataforma para mover los vehículos solamente

  12. IgA Nephropathy: A Rare Lesion in Renal Biopsy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Case Reports and Review of Literature

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    Gürsel YILDIZ; Emre ÇİÇEKLİ; Kayataş, Mansur; Yilmaz, Abdulkerim; Ferhan CANDAN

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    Lupus nephritis is an inflammation of the kidney caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Lupus nephritis is a frequent complication of SLE that increases mortality and morbidity. Minimal glomerular lesions, mesangial proliferative, focal proliferative, membranous and diffuse glomerulonephritis can be seen in renal biopsies of patients with lupus nephritis. It has been reported that non-lupus nephritis can also rarely occur in SLE. While non-lupus nephritis cases usually manifest as foca...

  13. Massive intracranial calcifications in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus; Calcificacoes intracranianas macicas em um paciente com lupus eritematoso sistemico

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    Gasparetto, Emerson L.; Carvalho Neto, Arnolfo de [Parana Univ., Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Clinica Medica. Servico de Radiologia Medica]. E-mail: gasparetto@hotmail.com; Ono, Sergio E. [Parana Univ., Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina

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    Central nervous system involvement is frequently reported in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging studies usually show brain atrophy, cerebral infarction and/or intracranial bleeding. Extensive intracranial calcification in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus is rare. We report a case of a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with seizures and massive basal ganglia calcification and mild calcifications in the frontal lobes, seen on the brain computed tomography scan. Magnetic resonance imaging showed hyperintensity on FLAIR images and hypointense signals on T2{sup *} gradient echo images in the basal ganglia. (author)

  14. Sensitivity to Change and Minimal Important Differences of the LupusQoL in Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    McElhone, Kathleen; Abbott, Janice; Sutton, Chris; Mullen, Montana; Lanyon, Peter; Rahman, Anisur; Yee, Chee‐Seng; Akil, Mohammed; Bruce, Ian N.; Ahmad, Yasmeen; Gordon, Caroline

    2016-01-01

    Objective As a health‐related quality of life (HRQOL) measure, the LupusQoL is a reliable and valid measure for adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study evaluates the responsiveness and minimal important differences (MIDs) for the 8 LupusQoL domains. Methods Patients experiencing a flare were recruited from 9 UK centers. At each of the 10 monthly visits, HRQOL (LupusQoL, Short Form 36 health survey [SF‐36]), global rating of change (GRC), and disease activity using the British Isles Lupus Assessment Group 2004 index were assessed. The responsiveness of the LupusQoL and the SF‐36 was evaluated primarily when patients reported an improvement or deterioration on the GRC scale and additionally with changes in physician‐reported disease activity. MIDs were estimated as mean changes when minimal change was reported on the GRC scale. Results A total of 101 patients were recruited. For all LupusQoL domains, mean HRQOL worsened when patients reported deterioration and improved when patients reported an improvement in GRC; SF‐36 domains showed comparable responsiveness. Improvement in some domains of the LupusQoL/SF‐36 was observed with a decrease in disease activity, but when disease activity worsened, there was no significant change. LupusQoL MID estimates for deterioration ranged from −2.4 to −8.7, and for improvement from 3.5 to 7.3; for the SF‐36, the same MID estimates were −2.0 to −11.1 and 2.8 to 10.9, respectively. Conclusion All LupusQoL domains are sensitive to change with patient‐reported deterioration or improvement in health status. For disease activity, some LupusQoL domains showed responsiveness when there was improvement but none for deterioration. LupusQoL items were derived from SLE patients and provide the advantage of disease‐specific domains, important to the patients, not captured by the SF‐36. PMID:26816223

  15. Occult systemic lupus erythematosus with active lupus nephritis presenting as Libman-Sacks endocarditis

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    Pankajkumar Ashok Kasar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE depends on clinical evidence of renal, rheumatologic, cutaneous, and neurologic involvement, supported by serological markers. A previously healthy 14-year-old girl presented with Libman-Sacks endocarditis involving the aortic valve as the first manifestation of SLE. Even though she did not satisfy the American College of Rheumatology criteria for diagnosing SLE, she had anemia, proteinuria, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, low complement 4 (C4 levels, and strongly positive antinuclear antibody titer. A renal biopsy showed stage IV lupus nephritis. Treatment was initiated with immunosuppressants and steroids. This type of presentation may be misdiagnosed as infective endocarditis missing the underlying collagen vascular disease.

  16. Cohort profile: systemic lupus erythematosus in Sweden: the Swedish Lupus Linkage (SLINK) cohort

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    Arkema, Elizabeth V; Simard, Julia F

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    Purpose A cohort of individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was identified through linkage of several national registers to investigate important epidemiological questions using not only population-based data to minimise selection bias, but also to identify matched comparators from the general population to serve as controls. This cohort was established to overcome the general dearth of data in SLE epidemiology. Participants All individuals registered in Sweden with a personal ide...

  17. Cambios en las formas de consumo en las sociedades tradicionales y conflictos con el mercado de trabajo. Osorno, Chile (1880-1905

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    Jorge Muñoz Sougarret

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En 1905 se daba por terminado el experimento agro industrial más arriesgado del diecinueve chileno, nacido de la comunión de colonos germanos y un terreno desatendido por el Estado nacional. La frontera sur araucana reunió intereses, potencialidades y capitales que le permitieron desarrollarse fuera del marco tradicional del Chile central; instituciones y personas naturales se sorprendían y maravillaban al momento de presenciar la complejidad y racionalidad del modelo fabril erigido por los germano-descendientes en la frontera sur de Chile. Para contemporáneos e historiadores, la abrupta crisis y desaparición del experimento puede ser reducida a un factor, la entrada del Estado chileno a la región. Sin méritos de desestimar tal hipótesis, nos hemos de centrar en el estudio de la crisis desde el ámbito laboral, aquello nos permitiría relocalizar su estudio desde los factores externos, a las condiciones, y condicionantes, internos de la fábrica. Posibilitándonos insertar al trabajador en un mercado de consumo en expansión que colisionaba con las políticas laborales y salariales utilizadas por tales manufacturas. Escenario que fraccionó a la industria y la debilitó frente a la aparición de un tercer sujeto, el Estado.

  18. Central nervous system involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    1994-01-01

    This paper deals with the clinical, immunological and pathological data of 5 eases of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Each of the five cases has typical SLE damages on the skin and multiple organs. Among

  19. TUBULORETICULAR STRUCTURE AND CYLINDRICAL CONFRONTING CISTERNAE IN LUPUS NEPHRITIS

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    陈振斌; 梁平; 余英豪; 谢福安; 陈莲云

    1998-01-01

    Objective. To investigate the pathological significance of tubuloreticular structure(TRS) and cyhndricol confronting cisternae(CCC) in patients with lupus nephritis. Methods. An electron microscopical study of 24 renal biopsy specimens from patients with lupus nephritis was carried out, with particular emphasis on two endoplasmie reticulum(ER)-related structures. Result. TRS was found in 18 cases, and CCC in 10 of them. TRS often oppeared in the capillary endothelium, and did not correlate well with the activity index of lupus nephritis, CCC appeared frequently in monoeyte/macrophage and lymphocyte, and correlated well with hoth the activity index nod the amount of interstitial immune deposits. Conclusion. TRS and CCC derived from inward "budding" of ER membrane were suggested and the morphogenesis and morphologic variations of CCC were discussed. Both TRS and CCC are pathognomonic,though not specific changes. They may be helpful in pathologic diagnosis of lupus nephritis, when properly combined with certain clinical and pathological features.

  20. Systemic lupus erythematosus in pregnancy - intricate, but wieldy

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    Ritin Mohindra

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE predominantly afflicts young women in reproductive age. In this context, it is only rational that pregnancy and its outcome becomes an imperative concern for the lupus patients and their health care providers. Queries regarding the risk of disease flares during pregnancy, chance of fetal loss, and the safety of various drugs are often raised. However the present day availability of effective treatment regimens has meant that many patients achieve protracted remissions and better disease control. Indeed, a high proportion of lupus patients, with professional care, can thus look forward to a successful pregnancy.1 This article reviews the contemporary concepts regarding SLE and pregnancy, especially regarding the fertility rate, optimal timing of conception, risk of disease flares during lupus pregnancy, pregnancy course, fetal outcome, safety of various drugs used for disease control during pregnancy and lactation, and contraceptive advice. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2015; 4(2.000: 295-300

  1. Renal involvement in childhood lupus: A study from Kolkata, India

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    Madhumita Nandi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE is a multi-system disease of autoimmune origin. The relative incidences of the various manifestations in children with SLE are significantly different from adults and among different age-groups of children. To analyze the characteristics of childhood lupus nephritis (LN, we prospectively followed-up 23 cases of pediatric LN, diag-nosed over a period of five years, in the pediatric rheumatology clinic at the Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India. The resultant database was analyzed using standard statistical methods. Of all childhood lupus cases treated in our clinic over the last five years (n = 42, 54.7% (n = 23 had renal involvement. This study has tried to delineate the disease trends of childhood lupus from Eastern India. Certain important trends have emerged that are different from other contemporary Indian and International observations.

  2. Intravenous Immunoglobulin in the Management of Lupus Nephritis

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    Scott E. Wenderfer

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The occurrence of nephritis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The pathogenesis of lupus nephritis is complex, involving innate and adaptive cellular and humoral immune responses. Autoantibodies in particular have been shown to be critical in the initiation and progression of renal injury, via interactions with both Fc-receptors and complement. One approach in the management of patients with lupus nephritis has been the use of intravenous immunoglobulin. This therapy has shown benefit in the setting of many forms of autoantibody-mediated injury; however, the mechanisms of efficacy are not fully understood. In this paper, the data supporting the use of immunoglobulin therapy in lupus nephritis will be evaluated. In addition, the potential mechanisms of action will be discussed with respect to the known involvement of complement and Fc-receptors in the kidney parenchyma. Results are provocative and warrant additional clinical trials.

  3. Could we abandon cyclophosphamide in systemic vasculitis and lupus nephritis?

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    Kallenberg, Cees G. M.

    2013-01-01

    Cyclophosphamide has greatly improved prognosis in antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) and proliferative lupus nephritis (LN). However, the side effects of long-term cyclophosphamide treatment are considerable prompting a search for alternatives to cyclophosphamide. F

  4. New aspects in the clinical spectrum of neonatal lupus

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    Laurinaviciene, Rasa; Christesen, Henrik Thybo; Bygum, Anette

    2012-01-01

    Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is a rare, passively acquired autoimmune disease, caused by maternal autoantibodies. Characteristic clinical features of NLE are transient rash and congenital heart block (CHB), but also hematological abnormalities and hepatobiliary dysfunction may occur...

  5. Lupus in a patient with cystinosis: is it drug induced?

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    Eroglu, F K; Besbas, N; Ozaltin, F; Topaloglu, R; Ozen, S

    2015-11-01

    A 9-year-old girl with a diagnosis of cystinosis since 2 years of age, on cysteamine therapy, presented with complaints of serositis and arthritis, and laboratory tests revealed high antinuclear antibody titers with hypocomplementemia. Kidney biopsy was not consistent with lupus nephritis. With prednisolone treatment her complaints resolved and creatinine level decreased, but on follow-up, serological features of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) continued. Six years after cessation of prednisolone, lupus features were reactivated, with positive antihistone antibodies and ANCA. Coincidence of cystinosis and SLE is very rare, and to the best of our knowledge this is the fourth case reported in the literature. Physicians should be aware that cystinosis patients may have some autoimmune manifestations with features of true or drug-induced lupus. In the light of this case, pathophysiology and treatment are discussed.

  6. Renal cell apoptosis in human lupus nephritis: a histological study

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    Faurschou, M; Penkowa, Milena; Andersen, C B;

    2009-01-01

    Nuclear autoantigens from apoptotic cells are believed to drive the immunological response in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Conflicting data exist as to the possible renal origin of apoptotic cells in SLE patients with nephritis. We assessed the level of renal cell apoptosis in kidney biops...... cells constitute a quantitatively important source of auto-antibody-inducing nuclear auto-antigens in human lupus nephritis.......Nuclear autoantigens from apoptotic cells are believed to drive the immunological response in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Conflicting data exist as to the possible renal origin of apoptotic cells in SLE patients with nephritis. We assessed the level of renal cell apoptosis in kidney...... biopsies from 35 patients with lupus nephritis by means of terminal deoxynucleotidyl-transferase (TdT)-mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate (dUTP)-digoxigenin nick end labeling (TUNEL). Five samples of normal kidney tissue served as control specimens. We did not observe apoptotic glomerular cells in any...

  7. Urinary CXCL10: a marker of nephritis in lupus patients

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    M. A. Marie; R. E. Abu Khalil; H. M. Habib

    2014-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a connective tissue disease characterized by the formation of autoantibodies and immune complexes. Lupus nephritis is one of the hallmark features of SLE. CXCL10 is a chemokine secreted by IFNg- stimulated endothelial cells and has been shown to be involved in the pathological processes of autoimmune diseases. The objective was to measure urinary CXCL10 in SLE patients, to compare levels between nephritis and non-nephritis groups and to study its correlat...

  8. Understanding lupus nephritis: diagnosis, management, and treatment options

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    Mok CC

    2012-01-01

    Chi Chiu MokDepartment of Medicine, Tuen Mun Hospital and Center for Assessment and Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases, Pok Oi Hospital, Hong Kong, ChinaAbstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) predominantly affects women in their reproductive years. Renal disease (glomerulonephritis) is one of the most frequent and serious manifestations of SLE. Of the various histological types of lupus glomerulonephritis, diffuse proliferative nephritis carries the worst prognosis. Combined with high-dose...

  9. A kinematic study of the Lupus star-forming region

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    Galli, P. A. B.; Bertout, C.; Teixeira, R.; Ducourant, C.

    2014-10-01

    In this paper, we study the southern star-forming region located in Lupus that constitutes one of the richest associations of T Tauri stars. Based on the convergent point (CP) method combined with a k-NN analysis we identify 109 pre-main sequence stars in this region that define the Lupus association of comoving stars, and derive individual distances for all group members.

  10. Cavitary pulmonary lesions in systemic lupus erythematosus: an unusual manifestation

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    Dalili, Amir Reza; LOTFI, Reza; Mousavi, Seyedeh Maryam

    2014-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease of unknown pathogenesis. The frequency of SLE with cavitary lesion manifestation is very rare and is thought to be due to infection or pulmonary embolism. A 19-year-old female diagnosed with SLE complicated by lupus nephritis and cavitary pulmonary lesion is presented in this case report. Other diseases that can lead to such lesions were ruled out in the patient. The patient improved briefly after the initiation of immunosuppressive ...

  11. Lupus vulgaris of external nose--a case report.

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    Arunkumar, J S; Naveen, K N; Prasad, K C; Santhosh, S G; Hegde, J S

    2013-02-01

    Lupus vulgaris is the most common morphological variant of cutaneous tuberculosis accounting for approximately 59% of cases of cutaneous tuberculosis in India. We present a case of lupus vulgaris of external nose diagnosed early and treated with CAT-3 RNTCP regimen for six months without any nasal deformity except for a small scar over the dorsum of the nose. Patient followed up for one year after completion of the prescribed regimen, there being no recurrence of the lesion.

  12. Environmental factors predicting nephritis in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    McAlindon, T; Giannotta, L; Taub, N.; D'Cruz, D; Hughes, G.

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    OBJECTIVES--To evaluate social class, ethnic origin, and various endocrine variables as potential risk factors in the development of nephritis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS--A cross-sectional survey was carried out of all outpatients with SLE attending the lupus Clinic of St Thomas's Hospital from March to October 1992 using retrospective survival data. The main outcome measure was the duration of SLE before the onset of nephritis. RESULTS--Two hundred and ninet...

  13. Caesarean section in a case of systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Varsha Vyas; Deepika Shukla; Surekha Patil; Shubha Mohite

    2014-01-01

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease most frequently found in women of child bearing age and may co-exist with pregnancy. Disease exacerbation, increased foetal loss, neonatal lupus and an increased incidence of pre-eclampsia are the major challenges. Its multisystem involvement and therapeutic interventions like anticoagulants, steroids and immunosuppressive agents pose a high risk for both surgery and anaesthesia. We describe successful management of an antinuclear an...

  14. Aspirin for Prevention of Preeclampsia in Lupus Pregnancy

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    Schramm, Amelie M.; Clowse, Megan E. B.

    2014-01-01

    Preeclampsia, the onset of hypertension and proteinuria during pregnancy, is a common medical disorder with high maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. The underlying pathology remains poorly understood and includes inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and an unbalanced thromboxane A2/prostacyclin ratio. For women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), particularly those with preexisting renal disease or with active lupus, the risk of developing preeclampsia is up to 14% higher than ...

  15. Systemic lupus erythematosus in pregnancy - intricate, but wieldy

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    Ritin Mohindra; Sheeba Marwah

    2015-01-01

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) predominantly afflicts young women in reproductive age. In this context, it is only rational that pregnancy and its outcome becomes an imperative concern for the lupus patients and their health care providers. Queries regarding the risk of disease flares during pregnancy, chance of fetal loss, and the safety of various drugs are often raised. However the present day availability of effective treatment regimens has meant that many patients achieve protracted ...

  16. The Pathology of T Cells in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Anselm Mak

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE is characterized by the production of a wide array of autoantibodies. Thus, the condition was traditionally classified as a “B-cell disease”. Compelling evidence has however shown that without the assistance of the helper T lymphocytes, it is indeed difficult for the “helpless” B cells to become functional enough to trigger SLE-related inflammation. T cells have been recognized to be crucial in the pathogenicity of SLE through their capabilities to communicate with and offer enormous help to B cells for driving autoantibody production. Recently, a number of phenotypic and functional alterations which increase the propensity to trigger lupus-related inflammation have been identified in lupus T cells. Here, potential mechanisms involving alterations in T-cell receptor expressions, postreceptor downstream signalling, epigenetics, and oxidative stress which favour activation of lupus T cells will be discussed. Additionally, how regulatory CD4+, CD8+, and γδ T cells tune down lupus-related inflammation will be highlighted. Lastly, while currently available outcomes of clinical trials evaluating therapeutic agents which manipulate the T cells such as calcineurin inhibitors indicate that they are at least as efficacious and safe as conventional immunosuppressants in treating lupus glomerulonephritis, larger clinical trials are undoubtedly required to validate these as-yet favourable findings.

  17. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria in systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report

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    Nakamura Norio

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria is an acquired disorder of hemopoiesis and is characterized by recurrent episodes of intravascular hemolysis due to an increased sensitivity to complement-mediated hemolysis. Systemic lupus erythematosus with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria is very rare. We report a case of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria that developed in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis. Case presentation A 29-year-old Mongolian woman had systemic lupus erythematosus, which manifested only as skin lesions when she was 12 years old. She had leg edema and proteinuria when she was 23 years old, and a renal biopsy revealed lupus nephritis (World Health Organization type IV. She had been treated with steroids and immunosuppressant therapy. At 29, she had headaches, nausea, general fatigue, and severe pancytopenia and was admitted to our hospital. A laboratory evaluation showed hemolytic anemia. Further examination showed a neutrophil alkaline phosphatase score of 46 points, a CD55 value of 18%, and a CD59 value of 78.6%. The results of Ham test and sugar water tests were positive. The constellation of symptoms throughout the clinical course and the laboratory findings suggested paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Conclusions To the best of our knowledge, systemic lupus erythematosus with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria is very rare. Clinicians should be aware of the association between autoimmune and hematological diseases.

  18. Nuevas Tendencias del Cine Chileno tras la llegada del Cine Digital New Tendencies in Chilean Contemporary Cinema After the Implosion Of Digital Video

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    Carolina Larraín Pulido

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La llegada de tecnologías digitales al país en pocos años transforma la escena de producción cinematográfica, no sólo modificando los costos y procesos implicados en la cadena de producción y exhibición cinematográfica, sino también posibilitando la gestación de una escena de producción de largometrajes digitales de bajo costo, que permite el surgimiento de una serie de nuevos realizadores, temáticas, estilos, formas de producción y circuitos de exhibición. El artículo Nuevas Tendencias del cine chileno tras la llegada del cine digital explora e intenta dar cuenta de este fenómeno reciente en el medio chileno, dando cuenta de cómo la inserción de la tecnología digital ha impactado sobre estas nuevas cinematografías, revisando nuevos usos, prácticas, representaciones y tendencias presentes en estas realizaciones.Abstract During the past years, the insertion of digital technologies in Chile has greatly affected the nation's film scenario, not only modifying the chain of film production and exhibition, but also generating a production scene of low-budget digital feature film that has allowed the development of new directors, themes, styles and modes of production and exhibition. The present article analyzes this recent phenomenon in Chilean film industry, revising how the insertion of digital technologies has affected these new forms of cinema in terms of style, production practices, exhibition, purposes and main tendencies.

  19. Personas con discapacidad y políticas públicas de inclusión educativa en Chile

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    Juan Guillermo Estay

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Chile se ve enfrentado en la actualidad a un cambio de paradigma en materia educacional. La Reforma Educativa, hasta el momento, no hace mención a la educación de Personas con Discapacidad y Necesidades Educativas Especiales, que de plasmarse en ley, dejaría a Chile -entre un reducido número de países no desarrollados-, con una educación inclusiva consagrada constitucionalmente. Objetivo: Identificar las políticas de educación inclusiva que amparan a las personas con discapacidad en Chile. Metodología: Artículo de revisión. Se realizó una búsqueda de la literatura en la biblioteca nacional de Chile y Google Scholar. Resultados: Se abordaron las temáticas: sistema educativo chileno, normativa internacional en materia de educación inclusiva, normativa chilena sobre inclusión y normativa chilena sobre educación e inclusividad. Conclusión: A pesar de la normatividad sobre discapacidad existente en Chile, no ha existido una verdadera inclusión de las personas con discapacidad y necesidades educativas especiales en el sistema educativo.

  20. Cuidados con el anciano con tos productiva.

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    Costa de Moura, María Lucia

    2005-01-01

    A partir de las informaciones y con la motivación para hacer un estudio dirigido a los cuidados con el anciano, sigue la necesidad del desarrollo de acciones pertinentes para la práctica de cuidar, o sea, la asistencia de enfermería prestada directamente al anciano, principalmente a aquellos que llegan a la unidad de salud quejándose de tos. El objeto de este estudio es la asistencia de enfermería basándome en las cuestiones que rodean la percepción del enfermero y cómo el...

  1. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Pregnancy Outcomes in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Lupus Nephritis

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    Smyth, Andrew; Oliveira, Guilherme H.M.; Lahr, Brian D.; Bailey, Kent R; Norby, Suzanne M.; Garovic, Vesna D.

    2010-01-01

    Background and objectives: Studies of the impact of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its pregnancy complications have yielded conflicting results. Major limitations of these studies relate to their small numbers of patients and retrospective designs. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic literature review of pregnancy outcomes in women with SLE and a meta-analysis of the association of lupus nephritis with adverse pregnancy outcomes.

  2. Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Diagnostic Conundrum.

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    Joseph, Vivek; Anil, Rahul; Aristy, Sary

    2016-10-01

    A 70-year-old man presented with complaints of rapid cognitive decline and new onset leukopenia. The patient had a 17-year history of refractory seizures. Detailed review of symptoms and investigations revealed the patient met American College of Rheumatology (ACR) diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The patient had high titer ANA with a strongly positive dsDNA. Immunosuppressive therapy with hydroxychloroquine and mycophenolate mofetil led to significant improvement in cognition and seizures. Neuropsychiatric SLE should be considered a potential differential diagnosis for patients presenting with seizures or cognitive decline. Moreover, neuropsychiatric manifestations especially seizures are an early event in the disease course of SLE. Hence, we believe that early diagnosis of SLE by neuropsychiatric manifestations will not only lead to better control of CNS symptoms but early immunosuppressive therapy could control the progression of the underlying autoimmune disease. PMID:27635183

  3. Lupus Miliaris Disseminatus Faciei: A Case Report

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    Emel Bülbül Başkan

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei (LMDF is a chronic, rare inflammatory dermatosis characterized by yellowish-red papules with a smooth surface especially on the face and around the eyelids. Recently, due to its histological appearance and different involvement areas, the predominated idea is that it is a granulomatous reaction against to the hair follicle destruction and ruptured epidermoid cysts. A 32-year-old female patient admitted to our outpatient clinic because of the acne lesions on her face and hands for 2 months. The patient was diagnosed as LMDF with clinical and histopathologic findings. In addition, biopsy of the papules around the eyelids revealed epidermoid cyst structures associated with the granulomas. On the occasion of this case, we revised LMDF, a dermatosis which still causes different ideas about naming and etiopathogenesis, in the light of the literature; we discussed differential diagnosis and we analyzed the association with epidermoid cysts.

  4. Central nervous system lupus erythematosus in childhood

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    Yokota, Shumpei; Kimura, Kazue; Yoshida, Naotaka; Mitsuda, Toshihiro; Ibe, Masa-aki; Shimizu, Hiroko (Yokohama City Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Medicine)

    1989-12-01

    Clinical features of central nervous system (CNS) invlvement in childhood systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was investigated. Neuropsychiatric manifestations including seizures, chorea, headache, overt psychosis, tremor, increase of muscle spastisity, and disturbed memory were found in 47% of 15 patients with SLE. There was a well correlatin between CNS abnormalities and SLE disease activity judged by serum complement levels and anti-nuclear antibody and anti-DNA antibody titers. The administration of Prednisolon was effective for the treatment of these CNS abnormalities and steroid psychosis was rare in the present study. EEG abnormalities involving diffuse slowing and slowing bursts were found in 73% of the patients. Cranial CT scan revealed basel ganglia calcifications in 2 patients, and marked brain atrophy in 3 patients. This study indicated that in the long term following of SLE children CNS abnormalities need to be serially checked by EEG and cranial CT scans as well as serological investigations. (author).

  5. Lupus anticoagulants: pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis.

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    Court, E L

    1997-12-01

    The pathogenesis of the lupus anticoagulant (LA) has been the focus of much research over the past decade, and a plethora of laboratory tests have been developed to detect it. This essay reviews the nature of LA and its pathogenesis, and a number of approaches employed in its diagnosis. These range from well established tests such as the kaolin clotting time (KCT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and tissue thromboplastin inhibition test (TTI), to the 'newer' tests such as the dilute Russell's viper venom time (DRVVT) and more recent snake venom tests such as the textarin/ecarin ratio and Taipan snake venom time (TSVT). The criteria for diagnosis are discussed, including pre-analytical variables such as sample preparation, and the effects of therapeutic anticoagulants used to treat thrombotic manifestations of the syndrome or an underlying disease process. PMID:9624740

  6. Silent renal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Bennett, W M; Bardana, E J; Houghton, D C; Pirofsky, B; Striker, G D

    1977-01-01

    20 patients with active SLE without clinical evidence of renal involvement underwent percutaneous renal biopsy. 12 had varying proliferative changes on light microscopy. Of 19 ultrastructural examinations performed only 3 had no electron-dense deposits. Serum C3 and C4 levels were 63 +/- 8 and 8 +/- 2 mg% in patients with subendothelial deposits, compared to 142 +/- 27 and 27 +/- 6 mg%, respectively, in patients without deposits (p less than 0.01). All patients with diffuse proliferative changes had subendothelial deposits; however, one with normal light microscopy and another with focal proliferation also had them. It is concluded that no variant of lupus nephropathy can be excluded on clinical grounds alone. PMID:338507

  7. Silicosis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Shirley Castro Holanda

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available The hypothesis that exposure to silica might be associated with a wide range of autoimmune diseases including SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus has been discussed over the last decade, but only few cases of silicosis and SLE were described in the literature. We report the case of a male patient in his fifth decade of life, with previous exposure to silica, who worked as a well digger for ten years. The patient’s clinical picture started with articular symptoms, sporadic peaks of fever, anemia, positive anti-nuclear factor, peripheral (1/10 and homogeneous (1/500 standard, and productive cough. Computed tomography of the chest showed a diffuse interstitial process, bilateral nodules, para-aortic and para-tracheal hilar calcifications, compatible with pulmonary and ganglial silicosis. He developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS and died.

  8. Early damage index in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    I A Andrianova

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To characterize early damage index (EDI and prove its usefulness for prognosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE outcome. Material and methods. 154 SLE pts followed up at the Institute of Rheumatology (1R of RAMS between 1982 and 2001 were included. 47 from 154 pts examined at the 1R during the first 1,5 years from the beginning of SLE ("early disease period" were selected. Results. High frequency of cardiovascular (27,7% and nervous (26% system damage during the first 1,5 years of the disease was revealed. Musculoskeletal (12,8%, renal (10,6% and eye (8,5% damage was less frequent. EDI significance for prognosis of SLE outcome was shown.

  9. Biological Therapy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Mariana Postal

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE is a prototypic inflammatory autoimmune disorder characterized by multisystem involvement and fluctuating disease activity. Symptoms range from rather mild manifestations such as rash or arthritis to life-threatening end-organ manifestations. Despite new and improved therapy having positively impacted the prognosis of SLE, a subgroup of patients do not respond to conventional therapy. Moreover, the risk of fatal outcomes and the damaging side effects of immunosuppressive therapies in SLE call for an improvement in the current therapeutic management. New therapeutic approaches are focused on B-cell targets, T-cell downregulation and costimulatory blockade, cytokine inhibition, and the modulation of complement. Several biological agents have been developed, but this encouraging news is associated with several disappointments in trials and provide a timely moment to reflect on biologic therapy in SLE.

  10. The metabolic syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Parker, Ben; Bruce, Ian N

    2010-02-01

    The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a recently defined clustering of cardiovascular risk factors associated with increased insulin resistance and a high risk of developing type II diabetes mellitus. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with an increased prevalence of the MetS and patients also show evidence of increased insulin resistance. Controversy remains, however, regarding the precise definition of the MetS and its exact role in predicting long-term coronary heart disease risk both in SLE and in the general population. The major benefit of identifying the MetS in patients with SLE is likely to be from highlighting patients for focused lifestyle interventions and helping to guide individualized therapeutic regimes that take into account cardiovascular risk. PMID:20202592

  11. [Therapeutic strategies for systemic lupus erythematosus].

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    Schneider, M

    2015-04-01

    Therapeutic strategy means the definition of a long-term target, which should be reached by a chosen management. As for rheumatoid arthritis, the treat to target initiative recommends remission as the target for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) but the command variables of remission are not yet defined. The basis of a therapeutic strategy is first the analysis of those factors that may influence the achievement of the objectives: SLE disease activity, the differentiation of damage, organ manifestations, comorbidities, genetics, sex, age of onset and considering the pathophysiological basis are some of these factors. The next step is the analysis of the available substances and concepts that allow the target to be reached. Finally, rules for management (e.g. guidelines) are needed that enrich the possibility to reach the target and improve the prognosis of patients suffering from SLE. PMID:25854154

  12. Lupus eritematoso sistêmico associado a miastenia gravis: relato de caso Systemic lupus erythematosus and myasthenia gravis: case report

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    MARCIO F. DE CARVALHO

    1998-03-01

    Full Text Available Os autores descrevem o caso de uma mulher branca de 24 anos de idade admitida com lupus eritematoso sistêmico (com 4 anos de evolução de doença e início recente de miastenia gravis. São discutidos os principais diagnósticos diferenciais para a fraqueza muscular e a fadiga apresentadas por esta paciente. Uma revisão de literatura abordando a associação de miastenia gravis e lupus eritematoso é feita, com ênfase às características clínicas desses pacientes e ao papel do timoma e timectomia no desenvolvimento de lupus eritematoso em pacientes previamente miastênicos.We report the case of a 24-year-old white woman admitted with a four year diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus and the recent onset of myasthenia gravis discussing the main differential diagnosis of weakness and fatigue in this patient. A review of literature approaching the association of myasthenia gravis and systemic lupus erythematosus is also done with emphasis on the clinical characteristics of these patients and the role of thymoma and thymectomy in the development of systemic lupus erythematosus in myasthenic patients.

  13. [Effect of pravastatine plus ezetimibe on carotid intima media thickness in patients with lupus erythematosus].

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    Vera-Lastra, Olga Lidia; Olvera-Acevedo, Arturo; Hernández, Claudia; Medina, Gabriela; Carrillo-González, Ana Laura; Ángeles-Garay, Ulises; Peralta-Amaro, Ana Lilia; Jara, Luis

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    Introducción: Los pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES) cursan con ateroesclerosis acelerada que puede ser evaluada mediante el grosor íntima-media carotídea (IMC). El uso de hipolipemiantes debe ser parte de su tratamiento. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el efecto de la terapia con pravastatina más ezetimibe en el grosor IMC en pacientes con LES.Métodos: estudio prospectivo, longitudinal, cuasi-experimental. De 60 paciente con LES a quienes se le realizó ultrasonido carotídeo, de los cuales se eligieron a 22 con grosor IMC > 0.7 mm y se les administró pravastatina más ezetimibe durante seis meses y posteriormente se determinó el grosor IMC. Se les determinó colesterol total (CT), colesterol HDL (c-HDL), colesterol LDL (c-LDL), triglicéridos, proteína C-reactiva (PCR), pruebas de funcionamiento hepático, enzimas musculares y glucosa basales y posterior al tratamiento. Análisis estadístico: estadística descriptiva y prueba de Wilcoxon.Resultados: se incluyeron 22 mujeres con edad 42 ± 6.3 años y evolución promedio 7.5± 6.6 años, de las cuales concluyeron el estudio 18 pacientes. El grosor IMC derecha basal fue de 0.829 ± 0.1448 frente a final 0.688 ± 0.1453, p < 0.003; el izquierdo 0.820±0.1312 frente a 0.724±0.1348, p < 0.004. El CT 208 mg/dl frente a 168 mg/dl, y el c-LDL 125 mg/dl frente a 72 mg/dl, p = 0.0004. Niveles de PCR 3.12 frente a 2.25 p = 0.004.Conclusiones: el tratamiento con pravastatina más ezetimibe disminuye el grosor IMC con mejoría en las concentraciones de colesterol total, colesterol LDL y niveles de PCR, así como buena tolerancia.

  14. Hydroxychloroquine and lupus pregnancy: review of a series of 36 cases.

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    Buchanan, N M; E. Toubi; Khamashta, M A; Lima, F.; Kerslake, S; Hughes, G R

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    OBJECTIVE: To study maternal and fetal outcome of pregnancy in patients with lupus who were exposed to hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). METHODS: The case records of women (n = 33) exposed to HCQ during their pregnancies (n = 36) and of 53 control patients from a single lupus pregnancy centre were reviewed to determine lupus activity, obstetric experience, and infant outcome. RESULTS: HCQ was not apparently teratogenic. Lupus activity and obstetric outcome in the two groups were similar. CONCLUSION: ...

  15. Educación mediática en el sistema escolar chileno. Aproximaciones y propuestas teórico-metodológicas de alfabetización mediática crítica

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    Toro Castillo, Bárbara

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    En el marco del programa de Estudios de Doctorado en Comunicación y Periodismo nuestra investigación se titula: “Educación Mediática en el sistema escolar chileno: Aproximaciones y propuestas teórico-metodológicas de Alfabetización Mediática Crítica”. La presente tesis doctoral da cuenta de nuestra estudio sobre los fundamentos teóricos y metodológicos de la Alfabetización Mediática en el actual currículum escolar chileno y en la formación inicial docente en educación media en lenguaje y com...

  16. 1814 en Chile: de la desobediencia a Lima a la ruptura con España

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    Ossa Santa Cruz, Juan Luis

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes how the Chilean revolutionaries moved from the disobedience to Lima to the break with Spain in 1814. First, it studies the origins of the civil war that hit Chile since 1813. Then it studies the political factionalism within the revolutionary side and the importance of the Treaty of Lircay. Finally, it presents an account of the Americanist approach adopted by the Chilean rebels after signing a political and military alliance with José de San Martín.Este artículo interpreta el paso de la desobediencia a Lima a la ruptura definitiva con España durante el año 1814. Primero estudia los orígenes de la guerra civil en Chile comenzada en 1813. Luego presenta las causas del faccionalismo en el bando revolucionario y enfatiza la importancia del Tratado de Lircay. Finalmente, analiza la causa americanista seguida por los rebeldes chilenos después de firmar una alianza político-militar con José de San Martín.

  17. Urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin as a novel biomarker for disease activity in lupus nephritis

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    Rubinstein, Tamar; Pitashny, Milena; Levine, Benjamin; Schwartz, Noa; Schwartzman, Julie; Weinstein, Elena; Pego-Reigosa, Jose M.; Lu, Tim Y.-T.; Isenberg, David; Rahman, Anisur; Putterman, Chaim

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    Objectives. Clinical and laboratory markers in current use have limited specificity and sensitivity for predicting the development of renal disease in lupus patients. In this longitudinal study, we investigated whether urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) predicts active nephritis and renal flares in lupus patients with and without a history of biopsy-proven lupus nephritis.

  18. What Black Women Should Know about Lupus: Ideas for Community Programs.

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    Lupus is a serious health problem that mainly affects young women between the ages of 15 and 44. Although people of all races may get lupus, black women have three times higher rates of incidence, prevalence, and mortality than white women. With early detection and proper treatment, most people with lupus can lead a normal life. This kit is…

  19. Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Lupus Glomerulonephritis: Translating Animal Models to Clinical Practice

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    Bagavant, Harini; Kalantarinia, Kambiz; Scindia, Yogesh; Deshmukh, Umesh

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    Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease frequently affecting the kidney. Renal involvement is characterized by glomerular immune complex deposits, and proliferative glomerulonephritis progressing to glomerulosclerosis and kidney failure. Development of systemic lupus erythematosus is genetically regulated and lupus susceptibility genes have been linked to immune hyper-responsiveness and loss of immune regulation. In addition to the systemic immune defects, recent studies ...

  20. 21 CFR 866.5820 - Systemic lupus erythema-tosus immunological test system.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Systemic lupus erythema-tosus immunological test... Systems § 866.5820 Systemic lupus erythema-tosus immunological test system. (a) Identification. A systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) immunological test system is a device that consists of the reagents used...

  1. Vejez y envejecimiento: Imaginarios sociales presentes en los textos escolares oficiales del Ministerio de educación chileno

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    Pamela Jorquera

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este documento se analizan los imaginarios sociales presentes en los textos escolares oficiales durante el año 2009 del Ministerio de Educación de Chile, con respecto a la vejez y el envejecimiento y su relación con fenómenos de inclusión y exclusión social. Este análisis consiste en la aplicación del modelo operativo para el estudio de los Imaginarios Sociales del profesor Juan Luis Pintos.

  2. Evaluación del entrenamiento tradicional del caballo criollo chileno de rodeo mediante el análisis de variables fisiológicas y bioquímicas sanguíneas Evaluation of a traditional program of training in chilean rodeo criollo horses through the analysis of physiological and blood biochemical changes

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    M. GARCIA

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio con el objetivo de caracterizar el tipo de entrenamiento y analizar los cambios cardiovasculares, respiratorios, endocrinos y metabólicos que presenta el caballo Criollo Chileno durante los ejercicios de entrenamiento habitual en los criaderos, previo al período de competencias. Para determinar el nivel de esfuerzo se caracterizó la corrida según tiempos, tipos de ejercicios y distancia, para lo cual se midó la cancha y se cronometró el tiempo de ejercicio. Se registraron frecuencia cardíaca, frecuencia respiratoria y se extrajeron muestras de sangre para la determinación del volumen globular y medir las concentraciones de hemoglobina, proteínas totales, glucosa, ácido láctico, triglicéridos, insulina, cortisol y electrolitos (Na, Cl y Ca. También se determinó la actividad de enzimas creatin kinasa (CK, lactato deshidrogenasa (LDH y aspartato aminotransferasa (AST. Las variables fisiológicas y las muestras de sangre se obtuvieron previo y posterior al ejercicio, en los días 0, 15, 30 y 45 de entrenamiento. Los resultados permiten concluir que el entrenamiento del caballo Criollo Chileno en los criaderos constituye un esfuerzo físico de intensidad moderada, producto de las bajas velocidades desarrolladas y la corta duración del ejercicio, los cuales tienen por objetivo principal lograr en los caballos una mayor destreza en la postura y en los mandos con las riendas para arrear el novillo, manteniendo como objetivo secundario el lograr en ellos una aptitud física acorde con las exigencias deportivas del rodeoA study in order to determine the effects on cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and metabolic variables of a traditional training program for Chilean Criollo horses was carried out. In order to analyse the level of work under which the horses are trained, the race track and the time of exercise were measured to determine work speed. Heart rate, respiratory rate were measured. Blood samples were

  3. [A case report of childhood systemic lupus erythematosus complicated with lupus cystitis].

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    Kurosawa, Rumiko; Miyamae, Takako; Imagawa, Tomoyuki; Katakura, Shigeki; Mori, Masaaki; Aihara, Yuhkoh; Yokota, Shumpei

    2006-06-01

    The patient was a 13-year-old girl. In August 2000, she presented with a fever, together with diarrhea, vomiting, arthralgia, nasal bleeding and malaise, and was examined by another physician. Because her platelet count was low, and there were positive reactions for anti-nuclear antibodies, anti-DNA antibodies and platelet-associated IgG, idiopathic thrombopenic purpura, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was suspected. From January 2001, when she caught measles, she reported abdominal pain, and urinalysis indicated urinary protein and occult blood, and the left kidney was found hydronephrotic. At the same time left ureter stenosis and dilatation were demonstrated. Symptoms were disappeared by hydration and treatment with NSAIDs, but 2 months later fever and erythematous patches seen on both cheeks led to the proper diagnosis of SLE, and she was admitted to our hospital. Intravenous pyelography revealed hydronephrosis on left kidney, constriction and dilatation of the left ureter, and intracystic endoscopy showed erythema at the orifice of the left ureter. The pathological examination indicated the presence of vasculitis, and finally lupus cystitis was diagnosed. Intravenous cyclophosphamide (IVCY)-pulse therapy was introduced to a total of 8 times over the period of a year, and maintenance therapy with predonisolone and azathioprin was also used. After completion of the IVCY-pulse therapy, the hydronephrosis and constriction of the ureter were disappeared. No side effects of IVCY-pulses were observed, and the patient is now in remission. We reported a case of childhood SLE complicated with lupus cystitis and successfully treated by IVCY-pulse therapy and maintenance predonisolone and azathioprin.

  4. Birth weight and obesity risk at first grade in a cohort of Chilean children Peso al nacer y riesgo de obesidad en primer grado en una cohorte de niños chilenos

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    S. Loaiza

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    Full Text Available The purpose of the study was to determine the association of birth weight as a risk factor for obesity at first grade in a cohort of elementary school Chilean children. Height and weight at birth and follow up measurements at first grade were analyzed from a national cohort of 119,070 new borns. Subjects were classified by anthropometric characteristics: new born weight in kilograms, Ponderal Index, (birth weight/height³ x 100, and gestational age (physical maturity categories at birth. The study tested the hypothesis that a macrocosomic newborn (> 4,000 g or > 8.8 pounds or Large for Gestational Age , would be at higher risk to be obese at first grade. A positive relationship between birth weight > 4,000 g, (O.R. =1.55, (p 120% of reference value, the obesity risk was 20 times higher (p Objetivo: determinar la asociación entre el peso al nacer y el riesgo de obesidad en escolares de primer año de enseñanza Metodología: se analizó el peso y talla al nacer y las mismas variables al ingresar a la escuela en una cohorte de 119.070 recién nacidos chilenos. El peso al nacer fue categorizado: en Kg (; 4.000 g, según edad gestacional (pequeño, adecuado y grande y según el índice ponderal (peso al nacer g/ talla al nacer cm³ * 100: bajo 3,17. El estado nutricional en los escolares fue clasificado según IMC (peso/talla² de acuerdo a la referencia del CDC. Se consideró obesidad un valor > percentilo 95. Resultados: Un incremento de peso entre el nacimiento y el ingreso a la escuela > 120% de la referencia determinó un alto riesgo de obesidad: OR 20,5 95% IC 19,7-21,4. Se observó también una relación directa y estadísticamente significativa entre un peso al nacer > 4.000 g (OR 1,55 95% IC 1,48-1,61, grande para la edad gestacional (OR 1,51 95% IC 1,45-1,57 y alto índice ponderal (OR 1,39 95% IC 1,31-1,47 con la obesidad en primer grado, controlando el efecto de variables perinatales de confusión (p < 0,001. El bajo peso al nacer fue

  5. Two case reports indicating the dilemma in diagnosing lupus cerebritis.

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    Goswami, Dharitri; Chatterjee, Shuddhosatta; Ahmad, Bashar Imam; Das, Shantanu

    2013-01-01

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a connective-tissue disorder commonly affecting females of reproductive age group. Lupus Cerebritis is a serious neurological complication encountered in a good percentage of SLE cases. In this report, we discuss two Lupus Cerebritis patients, who were successfully diagnosed and treated. The first case, presented with generalized seizure, severe metabolic acidosis, and shock, with a history of fever of one-month duration. The second case manifested with an attack of generalized seizure after suffering from low-grade intermittent fever and joint pains for a duration of one-and-a-half months. Central Nervous System (CNS) involvement in SLE is caused by an inflammatory response of the autoimmune system, precipitated by an increased concentration of cytokines. Prompt identification of Lupus Cerebritis is extremely difficult, mainly because there is no single laboratory or radiological confirmatory test. Assessment of the clinical features and neurological signs, along with detection of antibodies in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid are necessary to arrive at a diagnosis. Lupus Cerebritis should be included in the provisional diagnosis of a female patient of reproductive age group, who presents with complicated neurological manifestations and with no clear-cut clinical, pathological, or image finding. PMID:24479062

  6. [Lupus vulgaris manifestation as a destructive nose and facial tumor].

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    Haller, D; Reisser, C

    2009-04-01

    Lupus vulgaris is the most frequent manifestation of cutaneous tuberculosis, but in Europe it is limited to isolated cases. Mainly immunocompetent individuals are affected by this result of an endogenous reinfection on a lymphogenous-less frequently hematogenous-pathway. Lupus vulgaris has been observed to develop in more than 50% of all patients who already suffer from other manifestations of tuberculosis. The development of a squamous cell carcinoma in the lupus vulgaris is a rare complication; therefore, lupus vulgaris is deemed a facultative precancerosis.A 68-year-old female Serbo-Croatian patient presented with an extensive ulcerative nose and facial tumor. Her anamnesis included a squamous cell carcinoma of the nose that had been excised alio loco 3 years before. Further examinations revealed enlarged cervical lymphoma on both sides, and pulmonary metastases were also suspected. The tumor biopsy revealed a necrotic, granulomatous inflammation. No acid-fast rods were seen on Ziehl-Neelsen stain. The tuberculous origin of this ulcerative skin tumor-the lupus vulgaris-as an endogenous reinfection of pulmonary tuberculosis manifestation was confirmed by the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in polymerase chain reaction and the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis colonies in the bacterial culture (skin biopsy and bronchial secretion). The skin tumor as well as the pulmonary manifestation were successfully treated with combined tuberculostatic therapy and showed a dramatic response within 3 months.

  7. Aspirin for Prevention of Preeclampsia in Lupus Pregnancy

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    Amelie M. Schramm

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia, the onset of hypertension and proteinuria during pregnancy, is a common medical disorder with high maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. The underlying pathology remains poorly understood and includes inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and an unbalanced thromboxane A2/prostacyclin ratio. For women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, particularly those with preexisting renal disease or with active lupus, the risk of developing preeclampsia is up to 14% higher than it is among healthy individuals. The mechanism is still unknown and the data for preventing preeclampsia in lupus pregnancies are rare. Modulating the impaired thromboxane A2/prostacyclin ratio by administration of low-dose aspirin appears to be the current best option for the prevention of preeclampsia. After providing an overview of the pathogenesis of preeclampsia, preeclampsia in lupus pregnancies, and previous trials for prevention of preeclampsia with aspirin treatment, we recommend low-dose aspirin administration for all lupus patients starting prior to 16 weeks of gestation. Patients with SLE and antiphospholipid syndrome should receive treatment with heparin and low-dose aspirin during pregnancy.

  8. Current and emerging treatment options in the management of lupus

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    Full Text Available Natasha Jordan,1 David D’Cruz2 1Department of Rheumatology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, 2Louise Coote Lupus Unit, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE is a complex autoimmune disease with variable clinical manifestations. While the clearest guidelines for the treatment of SLE exist in the context of lupus nephritis, patients with other lupus manifestations such as neuropsychiatric, hematologic, musculoskeletal, and severe cutaneous lupus frequently require immunosuppression and/or biologic therapy. Conventional immunosuppressive agents such as mycophenolate mofetil, azathioprine, and cyclophosphamide are widely used in the management of SLE with current more rationalized treatment regimens optimizing the use of these agents while minimizing potential toxicity. The advent of biologic therapies has advanced the treatment of SLE particularly in patients with refractory disease. The CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab and the anti-BLyS agent belimumab are now widely in use in clinical practice. Several other biologic agents are in ongoing clinical trials. While immunosuppressive and biologic agents are the foundation of inflammatory disease control in SLE, the importance of managing comorbidities such as cardiovascular risk factors, bone health, and minimizing susceptibility to infection should not be neglected. Keywords: hydroxychloroquine, mycophenolate mofetil, azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, rituximab, belimumab

  9. Understanding lupus nephritis: diagnosis, management, and treatment options

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    Full Text Available Chi Chiu MokDepartment of Medicine, Tuen Mun Hospital and Center for Assessment and Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases, Pok Oi Hospital, Hong Kong, ChinaAbstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE predominantly affects women in their reproductive years. Renal disease (glomerulonephritis is one of the most frequent and serious manifestations of SLE. Of the various histological types of lupus glomerulonephritis, diffuse proliferative nephritis carries the worst prognosis. Combined with high-dose prednisone, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF has emerged as a first-line immunosuppressive treatment, although data regarding the efficacy of MMF on the long-term preservation of renal function are forthcoming. Cyclophosphamide is reserved for more severe forms of lupus nephritis, such as crescentic glomerulonephritis with rapidly deteriorating renal function, patients with significant renal function impairment at presentation, and refractory renal disease. Evidence for the calcineurin inhibitors in the treatment of lupus nephritis is weaker, and it concerns patients who are intolerant or recalcitrant to other agents. While further controlled trials are mandatory, B cell modulation therapies, such as rituximab, belimumab and epratuzumab are confined to refractory disease. Non-immunosuppressive measures, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, vigorous blood pressure control, prevention and treatment of hyperlipidemia and osteoporosis, are equally important.Keywords: lupus, nephritis, nephropathy, glomerulonephritis, treatment, therapy, women

  10. The features of skin inflammation induced by lupus serum.

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    Liu, Lena; Xu, Guangqion; Dou, Hui; Deng, Guo-Min

    2016-04-01

    We recently developed a model of lupus serum-induced skin inflammation, which was used to study the pathogenesis of skin injury in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We further characterized the features of lupus serum-induced skin inflammation. This skin inflammation was evident within 3h and lasted for at least two weeks. The skin inflammation was characterized by an influx of monocytic, CD11b+cells and by a scarcity of T and B lymphocytes. Depletion of IgG from the serum abrogated the skin inflammatory response. The skin inflammation was related to lupus patients' skin history but not to SLE disease activity and type of autoantibody. The expression of TNFR1, NF-kB and MCP-1 was increased locally in skin lesions. The TLR9 ligand and lupus serum act synergistically to trigger skin inflammation. These findings suggest that this novel model is valuable for the study of the pathogenesis and therapy of skin injury in SLE.

  11. Apoptosis and the thymic microenvironment in murine lupus.

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    Takeoka, Y; Taguchi, N; Shultz, L; Boyd, R L; Naiki, M; Ansari, A A; Gershwin, M E

    1999-11-01

    The thymus of New Zealand black (NZB) mice undergoes premature involution. In addition, cultured thymic epithelial cells from NZB mice undergo accelerated preprogrammed degeneration. NZB mice also have distinctive and well-defined abnormalities of thymic architecture involving stromal cells, defined by staining with monoclonal antibodies specific for the thymic microenvironment. We took advantage of these findings, as well as our large panel of monoclonal antibodies which recognize thymic stroma, to study the induction of apoptosis in the thymus of murine lupus and including changes of epithelial architecture. We studied NZB, MRL/lpr, BXSB/Yaa, C3H/gld mice and BALB/c and C57BL/6 as control mice. Apoptosis was studied both at basal levels and following induction with either dexamethasone or lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The apoptotic cells were primarily found in the thymic cortex, and the frequency of apoptosis in murine lupus was less than 20% of controls. Moreover, all strains of murine lupus had severe abnormalities of the cortical network. These changes were not accentuated by dexamethasone treatment in cultured thymocytes. However, the thymus in murine lupus was less susceptible to LPS-induced apoptosis than control mice. Finally we note that the number of thymic nurse cells (TNC) was lowest in NZB mice. Our findings demonstrate significant abnormalities in the induction of apoptosis and the formation of TNC-like epithelial cells in SLE mice, and suggest that the abnormalities of the thymic microenvironment have an important role in the pathogenesis of murine lupus.

  12. Doctorado chileno en bibliotecología: Necesidad nacional Chilean Ph. D. in Library Science: a National Necessity

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    Ariel Rementería Piñones

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Se hace una reflexión sobre la implementación en Chile de un programa de doctorado en bibliotecología, se analiza la ley LOCE y su relación con los posgrados, y con el proceso de acreditación, se hace un breve análisis de los programas de magísteres ofrecidos en Chile en bibliotecología y su relación con la situación bibliotecaria del país. Se exponen los motivos que justificarían el desarrollo de un programa de doctorado de bibliotecología en Chile con base en los precarios resultados de los indicadores relacionados con la cantidad de recursos humanos altamente calificados en el área. Se concluye que existe la necesidad de aumentar la masa crítica de investigadores en la bibliotecología chilena a través de un programa doctoral.The implementation in Chile of a Ph. D. in Library Science is reflected upon and the Organic Constitutional Teaching Law (LOCE analysed in relation to postgraduate education. The master programs offered in Chile in Library Science are briefly outlined. The reasons which justify the development of the doctoral program are discussed in the light of the poor results suggested by indicators on the number of highly qualified human resources in the area. The need to increase the critical number of researchers in Chilean Library Science through a masters degree, is concluded.

  13. Update on anti-phospholipid antibodies in SLE: the Hopkins' Lupus Cohort.

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    Petri, M

    2010-04-01

    Anti-phospholipid antibodies are common in patients in the Hopkins' Lupus Cohort: 47% have anti-cardiolipin, 32.5% anti-beta(2)-glycoprotein I and 26% lupus anticoagulant (by dRVVT confirmatory testing). Systemic lupus erythematosus patients with the lupus anticoagulant at baseline have a 50% chance of a deep venous thrombosis/pulmonary embolus in the next 20 years. Anti-phospholipid antibodies differ in their association with thrombosis: the lupus anticoagulant is most strongly associated with arterial and venous thrombosis and is the only anti-phospholipid antibody associated with myocardial infarction. Anti-phospholipid antibodies are not associated with atherosclerosis.

  14. Complement-fixing properties of antinuclear antibodies distinguish drug-induced lupus from systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Rubin, R L; Teodorescu, M; Beutner, E H; Plunkett, R W

    2004-01-01

    The immunofluorescence antinuclear antibody (ANA) test has been widely used to monitor autoimmune disease, but its value for diagnostic purposes is compromised by low specificity and high prevalence in disease-free individuals. The capacity of autoantibodies to fix serum complement proteins when bound to antigen is an important effector function because this property is associated with acute and chronic inflammatory processes. The current study evaluates the complement-fixing properties of antinuclear antibodies (CANA) in three well-defined and clinically-related patient groups: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), drug-induced lupus (DIL) and drug-induced autoimmunity (DIA). Of 20 patients diagnosed with SLE, 90% displayed complement-fixing ANA while this feature was present in only two of 18 patients with DIL and no patients with DIA without associated disease even though the mean ANA titres were similar among these patient groups. CANA was significantly correlated with anti-Sm activity. Because SLE but not DIL or DIA can be a life-threatening disease associated with complement consumption in vivo, these results demonstrate that measurement of CANA is a diagnostically useful tool and may have immunopathologic implications.

  15. [A case of systemic lupus erythematosus presenting with jaundice and lupus pneumonia].

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    Kawai, Takako; Tominaga, Sizuo; Okouchi, Akiko; Kudo, Makoto; Katoh, Kiyoshi; Shoda, Masataka; Fujino, Masayuki A

    2005-02-01

    A 27-year-old Japanese woman was referred to our hospital for acute hepatitis in April 2002. She had been suffering from low grade fever and fatigue for a week. She also presented with dyspnea. On admission, ALT and AST were 857 U/l and 473 U/l respectively. Urine protein was 2 g/day. Chest radiograph showed bilateral infiltrative shadow and pleural effusion. She developed jaundice and her level of total bilirubin was increased to 9.6 mg/dl on May 9. Antibodies to hepatitis viruses were not detected. Testing for antimitochondrial antibodies, antismooth muscle antibodies, and antiribosomal P antibodies showed all negative. However, antinuclear antibodies were positive at titer 1:160 and anti-double stranded DNA antibodies were 130 U/ml. A diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus was made and oral administration of 60 mg/day prednisolon was started on May 10. Serum levels of ALT, AST and bilirubin were reduced to within normal range and pulmonary lesions were also improved. We conclude that this is a rare case of systemic lupus erythematosus presenting with acute hepatitis and jaundice.

  16. Star counts in southern dark clouds: Corona Australis and Lupus.

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    Andreazza, C. M.; Vilas-Boas, J. W. S.

    1996-03-01

    Star counts technique is used towards southern dark globular filaments situated in the cloud complexes of Corona Australis and Lupus. Tables and maps of the distribution of visual extinction are presented for each filament. Lower limit masses for the filaments and condensations have been estimated and the central coordinates of the condensations are also given. R CrA is the most active star forming region among the filaments studied in this work whereas Lupus 1, with almost the same lower limit of mass, has only a few T Tauri stars and just one young embedded object. The distribution of direction of the magnetic field in the condensations of Lupus, suggests that the condensation morphologies does not have any apparent relation with the magnetic field orientation.

  17. Searching for Planetary Transits in the Lupus Galactic Plane

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    Weldrake, D T F; Sackett, P D; Tingley, M B B W; Weldrake, David T.F; Bayliss, Daniel D.R.; Sackett, Penny D; Tingley, Michael Bessell & Brandon W.

    2006-01-01

    A 52'X52' field in the Lupus Galactic plane was observed with the ANU 1m telescope for 53 nights during 2005 and 2006 in a search for transiting Hot Jupiter planets. A total of 2200 images were obtained. We have sampled 120,000 stars via differential photometry, of which ~26,000 have sufficient photometric accuracy (<=2.5%) with which to perform a search for transiting planets. Ongoing analysis has led to the identification of three candidates. We present an overview of the project, including the results of radial velocity analysis performed on the first candidate (Lupus-TR-1) with the 4m AAT telescope. The third candidate, Lupus-TR-3 (P=3.914d, V~16.5), is a particularly strong case for a giant planet of 1.0-1.2RJ orbiting a solar-like primary star with a near central transit. Further observations are planned to determine its nature.

  18. Lupus vulgaris in a pediatric patient: a clinicohistopathological diagnosis.

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    Afsar, F Sule; Afsar, Ilhan; Diniz, Gulden; Asilsoy, Suna; Sorguc, Yelda

    2008-04-01

    Lupus vulgaris is the most common form of cutaneous tuberculosis which usually occurs in patients previously sensitized to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We present a case of a 10-year-old boy who was diagnosed as lupus vulgaris clinically and histopathologically. He had well demarcated, irregularly bordered, pink, infiltrated plaques on his left cheek showing apple-jelly appearance on diascopy. The histopathological examination showed tuberculoid granulomas with Langhans type giant cells. The Mantoux reactivity was in normal limits, and no acid-fast bacilli was found in the lesion, either by direct stained smears or by culture. The lesions showed marked improvement on anti-tuberculosis treatment. We want to emphasize that histopathological examination has diagnostic value in lupus vulgaris in correlation with clinical appearance, when direct analysis or culture is negative.

  19. Btk inhibition treats TLR7/IFN driven murine lupus.

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    Bender, Andrew T; Pereira, Albertina; Fu, Kai; Samy, Eileen; Wu, Yin; Liu-Bujalski, Lesley; Caldwell, Richard; Chen, Yi-Ying; Tian, Hui; Morandi, Federica; Head, Jared; Koehler, Ursula; Genest, Melinda; Okitsu, Shinji L; Xu, Daigen; Grenningloh, Roland

    2016-03-01

    Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) is expressed in a variety of immune cells and previous work has demonstrated that blocking Btk is a promising strategy for treating autoimmune diseases. Herein, we utilized a tool Btk inhibitor, M7583, to determine the therapeutic efficacy of Btk inhibition in two mouse lupus models driven by TLR7 activation and type I interferon. In BXSB-Yaa lupus mice, Btk inhibition reduced autoantibodies, nephritis, and mortality. In the pristane-induced DBA/1 lupus model, Btk inhibition suppressed arthritis, but autoantibodies and the IFN gene signature were not significantly affected; suggesting efficacy was mediated through inhibition of Fc receptors. In vitro studies using primary human macrophages revealed that Btk inhibition can block activation by immune complexes and TLR7 which contributes to tissue damage in SLE. Overall, our results provide translational insight into how Btk inhibition may provide benefit to a variety of SLE patients by affecting both BCR and FcR signaling.

  20. Total lymphoid irradiation in refractory systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Ben-Chetrit, E.; Gross, D.J.; Braverman, A.; Weshler, Z.; Fuks, Z.; Slavin, S.; Eliakim, M.

    1986-07-01

    In two patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, conventional therapy was considered to have failed because of persistent disease activity and unacceptable side effects. Both were treated with total lymphoid irradiation without clinical benefit, despite adequate immunosuppression as documented by markedly reduced numbers of circulating T lymphocytes and T-lymphocyte-dependent proliferative responses in vitro. The first patient developed herpes zoster, gram-negative septicemia, neurologic symptoms, and deterioration of lupus nephritis. The second patient developed massive bronchopneumonia, necrotic cutaneous lesions, and progressive nephritis and died 2 weeks after completion of radiotherapy. These observations, although limited to two patients, indicate that total lymphoid irradiation in patients with severe systemic lupus erythematosus should be regarded as strictly experimental.