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18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and serum cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases in the assessment of disease activity in Takayasu's arteritis

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Title
18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and serum cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases in the assessment of disease activity in Takayasu's arteritis
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Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia (English Edition), July 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.rbre.2015.08.007
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Anne E.D. Arraes, Alexandre W.S. de Souza, Henrique A. Mariz, Neusa P. Silva, Ivone C.G. Torres, Paula N.V. Pinto, Eduardo N.P. Lima, Emilia I. Sato

Abstract

To evaluate (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) uptake on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) and serum levels of different cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA) and associations with disease activity. Serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-2, IL-6, IL-8, IL-12, IL-18, MMP-3 and MMP-9 were measured in 36 TA patients and 36 controls. Maximum standard uptake value (SUVmax) of (18)F-FDG in arterial walls was determined by PET-CT scans. TA patients were classified as active disease, inactive disease and possible active disease. Serum IL-6 and MMP-3 levels were higher in TA patients than in controls (p<0.001). Serum IL-6 was higher in patients with active disease and in patients with possible active disease than in inactive disease (p<0.0001). Patients with active disease had higher serum TNFα levels than patients with inactive disease (p=0.049) while patients with possible active disease presented higher IL-18 levels than patients with inactive disease (p=0.046). Patients with active disease had higher SUVmax values than those with inactive disease (p=0.042). By receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve SUVmax was predictive of active disease in TA and values ≥1.3 were associated with disease activity (p=0.039). Serum TNF-α levels were higher in patients with SUVmax≥1.3 than <1.3 (p=0.045) and controls (p=0.012). Serum IL-6 levels were higher in patients with SUVmax≥1.3 than in controls (p<0.001). No differences regarding other biomarkers were found between TA patients and controls. Higher serum IL-6 and TNFα levels as well as higher (18)F-FDG uptake in arterial wall are associated with active TA.

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Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 4 22%
Researcher 3 17%
Other 2 11%
Student > Master 2 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Other 3 17%
Unknown 2 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 61%
Sports and Recreations 2 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 6%
Unspecified 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 11%