Kim Heang Ly

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The aim of this paper was to study the evolution of primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) immunological profile, its impact on pSS activity and long-term evolution in a bicentric cohort of French patients with pSS (n = 445, mean age 53.6 ± 14 years, mean follow-up 76.1 ± 51 months). This is a retrospective cohort study. Two hundred twelve patients were Sjögren’s(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify potential risk factors and the yield of routine screens for early detection of malignancy associated with dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM). DESIGN Retrospective study of malignancies in all patients with DM or PM followed up between the years 1981 and 2000 and a review of the relationship of DM and PM to malignancy, the(More)
BACKGROUND Neurotrophins (NTs) are able to activate lymphocytes and fibroblasts; they can modulate angiogenesis and sympathic vascular function. Thus, they can be implicated in the three pathogenic processes of systemic sclerosis (SSc). The aims of this study are to determine blood levels of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor(More)
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is characterized by intimal hyperplasia and luminal obstruction leading to ischemic manifestations involving extra-cranial branches of carotid arteries and aorta. Histopathological lesions involve all layers of the arterial wall and are associated with multinucleated giant cells, fragmented internal elastic lamina and polymorphic(More)
OBJECTIVES Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder that can lead to neurological manifestations including strokes and cerebral abscesses. Our objectives were to describe clinical, radiological, bacteriological, and outcome characteristics of patients with cerebral abscess and HHT, and to concurrently compare this(More)
OBJECTIVES Articular manifestations (AMs) occurred in approximately 30-60% of patients with primary SS (pSS). We conducted the current study to describe clinical presentation, specific treatment and to report clinical outcome of pSS patients with AM in a large bicentric French cohort. METHODS Clinical, biological and immunological features of 419(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency, characteristics, and short term outcome of patients who have biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis (GCA) but no local symptoms that can be attributed to vasculitis inflammation [silent temporal arteritis (TA)] throughout the pretreatment course of the disease or an observational period lasting at least 2 months. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Up to 68% of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) undergo neurological complications, and evidence for distinct immunological subgroups is emerging. We sought to determine systemic and immunological profiles associated with neurological manifestations. METHODS 420 patients fulfilling the 2002 American-European pSS criteria were(More)
OBJECTIVE Findings from the WEGENT trial and other short-term studies have suggested that azathioprine (AZA) or methotrexate (MTX) could effectively maintain remission of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPA) or microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). This study was undertaken to examine whether differences in rates of relapse or adverse events would(More)
Although a glucocorticoid (GC)-sparing strategy is needed for patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) suffering from refractory disease or serious treatment-related complications, evidence of efficacy in this setting of immunosuppressive drugs and biotherapies is lacking. Herein, we evaluated the GC-sparing effects and tolerability of addition of dapsone(More)