Myositis

Common Name(s)

Myositis

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Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

Last Updated: 29 May 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Myositis" for support, advocacy or research.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

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Last Updated: 29 May 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Myositis" returned 408 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Myositis ossificans traumatica causing ankylosis of the elbow.
 

Author(s): B Kanthimathi, S Udhaya Shankar, K Arun Kumar, V L Narayanan

Journal: Clin Orthop Surg. 2014 Dec;6(4):480-3.

 

Myositis ossificans traumatica is an unusual complication following a muscle contusion injury. A significantly large myositic mass causing ankylosis of the elbow is even rarer. We report a 13-year-old boy who presented with a 14-month history of a fixed elbow with no movement and ...

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2014

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Non-traumatic myositis ossificans in the lumbar spine.
 

Author(s): Anas Abdallah, Akin Gokcedag, Ali Ender Ofluoglu, Erhan Emel

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Myositis ossificans is a non-neoplastic benign reactive bone and cartilage matrix-producing pseudotumor that develops in skeletal muscles adjacent to the joint. The clinical and pathologic appearance of myositis ossificans varies depending on the time elapsed after heterotopic bone ...

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2014

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Upregulation of immunoproteasome subunits in myositis indicates active inflammation with involvement of antigen presenting cells, CD8 T-cells and IFNΓ.
 

Author(s): Khetam Ghannam, Lorena Martinez-Gamboa, Lydia Spengler, Sabine Krause, Biljana Smiljanovic, Marc Bonin, Salyan Bhattarai, Andreas Grützkau, Gerd-R Burmester, Thomas Häupl, Eugen Feist

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In idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) infiltration of immune cells into muscle and upregulation of MHC-I expression implies increased antigen presentation and involvement of the proteasome system. To decipher the role of immunoproteasomes in myositis, we investigated individual ...

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2014

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The terms "Myositis" returned 54 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ongoing developments in sporadic inclusion body myositis.
 

Author(s): Pedro M Machado, Mhoriam Ahmed, Stefen Brady, Qiang Gang, Estelle Healy, Jasper M Morrow, Amanda C Wallace, Liz Dewar, Gita Ramdharry, Matthew Parton, Janice L Holton, Henry Houlden, Linda Greensmith, Michael G Hanna

Journal: Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2014 Dec;16(12):477.

 

Sporadic inclusion body myositis (IBM) is an acquired muscle disorder associated with ageing, for which there is no effective treatment. Ongoing developments include: genetic studies that may provide insights regarding the pathogenesis of IBM, improved histopathological markers, the ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2014

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Sporadic inclusion body myositis: the genetic contributions to the pathogenesis.
 

Author(s): Qiang Gang, Conceição Bettencourt, Pedro Machado, Michael G Hanna, Henry Houlden

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Sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM) is the commonest idiopathic inflammatory muscle disease in people over 50 years old. It is characterized by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, with typical pathological changes of inflammation, degeneration and mitochondrial abnormality ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2014

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New insights into the benefits of exercise for muscle health in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myositis.
 

Author(s): Li Alemo Munters, Helene Alexanderson, Leslie J Crofford, Ingrid E Lundberg

Journal: Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2014 Jul;16(7):429.

 

With recommended treatment, a majority with idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) develop muscle impairment and poor health. Beneficial effects of exercise have been reported on muscle performance, aerobic capacity and health in chronic polymyositis and dermatomyositis and to some ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Environmental Risk Factors for Myositis in Military Personnel
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dermatomyositis; Adult Polymyositis; Inclusion Body Myositis; Myositis

 

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2015

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Diagnostic Accuracy of Whole Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Inflammatory Myopathies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myositis; Polymyositis; Dermatomyositis; Myositis, Inclusion Body

 

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2015

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MYOPROSP - a Prospective Cohort Study in Myositis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Myositis; Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy

 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2015

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