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Osteoporosis and metabolic syndrome in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome

Grant number: 11/10490-0
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2011 - August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Principal Investigator:Eloisa Silva Dutra de Oliveira Bonfá
Grantee:Eloisa Silva Dutra de Oliveira Bonfá
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Kristopherson Lustosa Augusto ; Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira ; Sandra Gofinet Pasoto ; Vilma dos Santos Trindade Viana


Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of autoimmune etiology, characterized primarily by involvement of the lacrimal and salivary glands. It can also affect multiple organs, causing extra-glandular manifestations and systemic inflammation. Several studies in inflammatory diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis show that the perpetuated inflammatory process can trigger other diseases such as osteoporosis and metabolic syndrome. Objectives: To evaluate in patients with pSS compared to healthy subjects: bone mineral density (BMD), frequency of osteoporosis, vertebral fractures and metabolic syndrome, total body fat composition and dosage of serum adipocytokines and inflammatory cytokines. Methods: Will be selected 75 consecutive female patients with pSS (age range: 18-65 years) according to the international classification criteria (The American-European Consensus Group Criteria) regularly followed-up at the SS Clinic (Rheumatology Division, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina da USP). Also will be included 75 healthy women matched for age and race. We will evaluate the main risk factors for osteoporosis and metabolic syndrome, such as glucocorticoid treatment, hypertension, fasting glucose, dyslipidemia, body mass index, abdominal and pelvic girdle. Will be also performed measurements of serum levels of parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, bone metabolism markers, adipocytokines (leptin, adiponectin, visfatin, resistin, PAI-1 and ghrelin), insulin and interleukin-1 and -6 and BAFF at the Laboratory of Humoral Immunology of this Division. Patients and controls will also be undergoing bone densitometry at the Hologic-QDR Discovery device with assessment of BMD, total body fat and vertebral fractures. (AU)

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PASOTO, SANDRA G.; AUGUSTO, KRISTOPHERSON L.; ALVARENGA, JACKELINE C.; TAKAYAMA, LILIAM; OLIVEIRA, RICARDO M.; BONFA, ELOISA; PEREIRA, ROSA M. R.. Cortical bone density and thickness alterations by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography: association with vertebral fractures in primary Sjogren's syndrome. RHEUMATOLOGY, v. 55, n. 12, p. 2200-2211, . (11/10490-0)
AUGUSTO, KRISTOPHERSON LUSTOSA; BONFA, ELOISA; RODRIGUES PEREIRA, ROSA MARIA; BUENO, CLEONICE; LEON, ELAINE PIRES; TRINDADE VIANA, VILMA SANTOS; PASOTO, SANDRA GOFINET. Metabolic syndrome in Sjogren's syndrome patients: a relevant concern for clinical monitoring. CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, v. 35, n. 3, p. 639-647, . (11/10490-0)
PASOTO, SANDRA GOFINET; TRINDADE VIANA, VILMA SANTOS; BONFA, ELOISA. The clinical utility of anti-ribosomal P autoantibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus. EXPERT REVIEW OF CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, v. 10, n. 11, p. 1493-1503, . (11/10490-0)

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