Recently, data have also been used frequently to determine treatment outcomes, such as the correlation of dosing of immunoglobulin replacement and immunoglobulin trough levels with CVID patients’ quality of life. Results from these analyses were presented at scientific conferences. As they are generated from a patient registry they certainly do not meet the standards of a clinical trial, but they represent a very good example of hypotheses derived from a large patient group that could be tested further in dedicated clinical trials. We are most grateful to all the staff at all medical centres and national registries participating in the database project for their continuous contribution.
The complete list of documenting centres is available at http://www.esid.org/centers.php. This work FDA-approved Drug Library was supported by
EU grant no. HEALTH-F2-2008-201549 (EURO-PADnet), German BMBF Sirolimus concentration grant 01GM0896 (PID-NET) as well as by PPTA Europe (http://www.pptaglobal.org) sponsorship of ESID. This study was supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF 01 EO 0803). The authors are responsible for the contents of this publication. The authors declare no competing financial interests. “
“Citation Zivkovic I, Stojanovic M, Petrusic V, Inic-Kanada A, Dimitrijevic L. Induction of APS after TTd hyper-immunization has a different outcome in BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice. Am J Reprod Immunol 2011; 65: 492–502 The antiphospholipid MYO10 syndrome (APS) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by vascular thrombosis and/or pregnancy complications (lower fecundity and lower litter size), as well as by an increase in anti-β2 glycoprotein I (β2GPI)-specific autoantibody titer. We have investigated how the genetic background of the immune system [T helper (Th) prevalence] and the type of animal model of APS influence the induced pathology. Antiphospholipid syndrome
induced by tetanus toxoid (TTd) hyper-immunization and by intravenous application of monoclonal anti-β2GPI-specific antibody 26 was compared in C57BL/6 (Th1 prone) and BALB/c (Th2 prone) mice. Tetanus toxoid hyper-immunization of BALB/c mice led to reduction in fertility, but in C57BL/6 mice a decrease in fecundity occurred. In both cases, pathology was caused by anti-β2GPI antibodies, the production of which was adjuvant and strain dependent. We conclude that TTd immunization and i.v. application of monoclonal antibody 26 induced the same reproductive pathology and that the type of pathology is strain dependent. “
“Generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAgP) is an inflammatory condition resulting in destruction of tooth-supporting tissues. We examined the production of IL-1β, IL-6, tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α, IL-12 and IL-10 in cultures of peripheral mononuclear cells (MNC) from 10 patients with GAgP and 10 controls stimulated with periodontal pathogens or a control antigen, tetanus toxoid (TT) in the presence of autologous serum.