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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432050/prevalence-of-remission-and-its-effect-on-damage-and-quality-of-life-in-chinese-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Chi Chiu Mok, Ling Yin Ho, Sau Mei Tse, Kar Li Chan
OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of remission and its effect on damage and quality of life (QOL) in Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Patients who fulfilled≥4 American College of Rheumatology criteria for SLE were identified. Their remission status at last clinic visits was determined by the European consensus criteria (complete/clinical remission ± immunosuppressive drugs). The increase in SLE damage index (SDI) in the preceding 5 years was compared between patients who were and were not in remission for ≥5 years...
April 21, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416518/the-influence-of-discrepant-imaging-judgements-on-the-classification-of-axial-spondyloarthritis-is-limited-a-replication-in-the-spondyloarthritis-caught-early-space-cohort
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LETTER
Zineb Ez-Zaitouni, Miranda van Lunteren, Pauline A C Bakker, Rosaline van den Berg, Monique Reijnierse, Karen Minde Fagerli, Robert B M Landewé, Roberta Ramonda, Lennart T H Jacobsson, Floris A van Gaalen, Désirée van der Heijde
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416517/sua-levels-should-not-be-maintained-3-mg-dl-for-several-years-response-to-eular-gout-treatment-guidelines-by-richette-et-al-uric-acid-and-neurocognition-by-singh-et-al
#3
Pascal Richette, Michael Doherty, Eliseo Pascual, Thomas Bardin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416516/semaphorin-4d-inhibits-neutrophil-activation-and-is-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-neutrophil-mediated-autoimmune-vasculitis
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Masayuki Nishide, Satoshi Nojima, Daisuke Ito, Hyota Takamatsu, Shohei Koyama, Sujin Kang, Tetsuya Kimura, Keiko Morimoto, Takashi Hosokawa, Yoshitomo Hayama, Yuhei Kinehara, Yasuhiro Kato, Takeshi Nakatani, Yoshimitsu Nakanishi, Takeshi Tsuda, Jeong Hoon Park, Toru Hirano, Yoshihito Shima, Masashi Narazaki, Eiichi Morii, Atsushi Kumanogoh
OBJECTIVES: Inappropriate activation of neutrophils plays a pathological role in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). The aim of this study was to investigate the functions of semaphorin 4D (SEMA4D) in regulation of neutrophil activation, and its involvement in AAV pathogenesis. METHODS: Serum levels of soluble SEMA4D were evaluated by ELISA. Blood cell-surface expression of membrane SEMA4D was evaluated by flow cytometry. To determine the functional interactions between neutrophil membrane SEMA4D and endothelial plexin B2, wild-type and SEMA4D(-/-) mice neutrophils were cultured with an endothelial cell line (MS1) stained with SYTOX green, and subjected to neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation assays...
April 17, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400384/stroke-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-swedish-population-based-cohort-study
#5
Elizabeth V Arkema, Elisabet Svenungsson, Mia Von Euler, Christopher Sjöwall, Julia F Simard
OBJECTIVE: To study the occurrence of ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) compared with the general population by age, sex and time since SLE diagnosis METHODS: Adults with incident SLE were identified from the Swedish National Patient Register (NPR, n=3390) and general population comparators from the Total Population Register were matched on age, sex and county (n=16730). Individuals were followed prospectively until first of death, December 2013, emigration or incident stroke (identified from the NPR, Cause of Death Register and the Stroke Register)...
April 11, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391248/increased-risk-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-among-mothers-with-children-who-carry-drb1-risk-associated-alleles
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Giovanna Ibeth Cruz, Xiaorong Shao, Hong Quach, Kimberly A Ho, Kirsten Sterba, Janelle A Noble, Nikolaos A Patsopoulos, Michael P Busch, Darrell J Triulzi, Wendy Sw Wong, Benjamin D Solomon, John E Niederhuber, Lindsey A Criswell, Lisa F Barcellos
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a child's genotype affects a mother's risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) beyond the risk associated with her genotype and to test whether exposure to fetal alleles inherited from the father increases risk of RA among mothers without risk alleles. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted among 1165 mothers (170 cases/995 controls) and their respective 1482 children. We tested the association between having any child with alleles encoding amino acids (AAs) associated with RA including the 'shared epitope' (SE) and DERAA AA sequences at positions 70-74; AA valine, lysine and alanine at positions 11, 71 and 74 of HLA-DRB1; aspartic acid at position 9 of HLA-B and phenylalanine at position 9 of DPB1...
April 8, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389554/eular-recommendations-for-the-use-of-imaging-in-the-clinical-management-of-peripheral-joint-osteoarthritis
#7
Garifallia Sakellariou, Philip G Conaghan, Weiya Zhang, Johannes W J Bijlsma, Pernille Boyesen, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Michael Doherty, Daniela Fodor, Margreet Kloppenburg, Falk Miese, Esperanza Naredo, Mark Porcheret, Annamaria Iagnocco
The increased information provided by modern imaging has led to its more extensive use. Our aim was to develop evidence-based recommendations for the use of imaging in the clinical management of the most common arthropathy, osteoarthritis (OA). A task force (including rheumatologists, radiologists, methodologists, primary care doctors and patients) from nine countries defined 10 questions on the role of imaging in OA to support a systematic literature review (SLR). Joints of interest were the knee, hip, hand and foot; imaging modalities included conventional radiography (CR), MRI, ultrasonography, CT and nuclear medicine...
April 7, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389553/how-common-is-clinically-inactive-disease-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-the-importance-of-definition
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Stephanie J W Shoop-Worrall, Suzanne M M Verstappen, Eileen Baildam, Alice Chieng, Joyce Davidson, Helen Foster, Yiannis Ioannou, Flora McErlane, Lucy R Wedderburn, Wendy Thomson, Kimme L Hyrich
OBJECTIVES: Many criteria for clinically inactive disease (CID) and minimal disease activity (MDA) have been proposed for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). It is not known to what degree each of these criteria overlap within a single patient cohort. This study aimed to compare the frequency of MDA and CID across different criteria in a cohort of children with JIA at 1 year following presentation. METHODS: The Childhood Arthritis Prospective Study recruits children at initial presentation to paediatric or adolescent rheumatology in seven UK centres...
April 7, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389552/tocilizumab-combination-therapy-or-monotherapy-or-methotrexate-monotherapy-in-methotrexate-naive-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-2-year-clinical-and-radiographic-results-from-the-randomised-placebo-controlled-function-trial
#9
Gerd R Burmester, William F Rigby, Ronald F van Vollenhoven, Jonathan Kay, Andrea Rubbert-Roth, Ricardo Blanco, Alysha Kadva, Sophie Dimonaco
OBJECTIVE: Investigate whether the efficacy and safety of intravenous tocilizumab (TCZ) demonstrated at week 52 in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are maintained to week 104. METHODS: Methotrexate (MTX)-naive patients with early progressive RA were randomly assigned to double-blind 4 mg/kg TCZ+MTX, 8 mg/kg TCZ+MTX, 8 mg/kg TCZ+placebo or placebo+MTX for 104 weeks. Patients not receiving 8 mg/kg TCZ and not achieving Disease Activity Score-28 joints (DAS28-erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)) ≤3...
April 7, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356243/efficacy-of-glucocorticoids-conventional-and-targeted-synthetic-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-a-systematic-literature-review-informing-the-2016-update-of-the-eular-recommendations-for-the-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Katerina Chatzidionysiou, Sharzad Emamikia, Jackie Nam, Sofia Ramiro, Josef Smolen, Désirée van der Heijde, Maxime Dougados, Johannes Bijlsma, Gerd Burmester, Marieke Scholte, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Robert Landewé
OBJECTIVES: To perform a systematic literature review (SLR) informing the 2016 update of the recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: An SLR for the period between 2013 and 2016 was undertaken to assess the efficacy of glucocorticoids (GCs), conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARDs) and targeted synthetic DMARDs (tsDMARDs) (tofacitinib and baricitinib) in randomised clinical trials. RESULTS: For GCs, four studies were included in the SLR...
March 29, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347993/eular-gout-treatment-guidelines-by-richette-et-al-uric-acid-and-neurocognition
#11
LETTER
Jasvinder A Singh, N Lawrence Edwards
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347992/2016-update-of-the-eular-recommendations-for-the-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-utopia-beyond-patients-in-low-middle-income-countries
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LETTER
Durga Prasanna Misra, Vikas Agarwal, Aman Sharma, Anupam Wakhlu, Vir Singh Negi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347991/patients-with-gout-have-short-telomeres-compared-with-healthy-participants-association-of-telomere-length-with-flare-frequency-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-gout
#13
N Vazirpanah, L B E Kienhorst, E Van Lochem, C Wichers, M Rossato, P G Shiels, N Dalbeth, L K Stamp, T R Merriman, M Janssen, T R D J Radstake, J Ca Broen
AIM AND BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammation associates with increased senescence, which is a strong predictor for cardiovascular disease. We hypothesised that inflammation accelerates senescence and thereby enhances the risk of cardiovascular disease in gout. METHODS: We assessed replicative senescence by quantifying telomere length (TL) in a discovery cohort of 145 Dutch patients with gout and 273 healthy individuals and validated our results in 474 patients with gout and 293 healthy participants from New Zealand...
March 27, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341765/quantifying-the-hepatotoxic-risk-of-alcohol-consumption-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-taking-methotrexate
#14
Jenny H Humphreys, Alexander Warner, Ruth Costello, Mark Lunt, Suzanne M M Verstappen, William G Dixon
BACKGROUND: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who take methotrexate (MTX) are advised to limit their alcohol intake due to potential combined hepatotoxicity. However, data are limited to support this. The aim of this study was to quantify the risk of developing abnormal liver blood tests at different levels of alcohol consumption, using routinely collected data from primary care. METHODS: Patients with RA in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink starting MTX between 1987 and 2016 were included...
March 23, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336519/anticollagen-type-ii-antibodies-are-associated-with-an-acute-onset-rheumatoid-arthritis-phenotype-and-prognosticate-lower-degree-of-inflammation-during-5%C3%A2-years-follow-up
#15
Vivek Anand Manivel, Mohammed Mullazehi, Leonid Padyukov, Helga Westerlind, Lars Klareskog, Lars Alfredsson, Saedis Saevarsdottir, Johan Rönnelid
OBJECTIVE: Antifibrillar collagen type II (anti-CII) antibody-positive patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have early but not late signs of increased inflammation and joint erosions. We wanted to replicate this in a large RA cohort, and to relate to human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1* alleles. METHODS: Anti-CII and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP)2 were measured at baseline in 773 patients with RA from the Swedish Epidemiological Investigation in Rheumatoid Arthritis (EIRA) study with clinical follow-up data from the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register (SRQ) registry, and 1476 with HLA-DRB1* information...
March 23, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330998/comparison-of-performance-of-the-2016-acr-eular-classification-criteria-for-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-with-other-sets-of-criteria-in-japanese-patients
#16
Hiroto Tsuboi, Shinya Hagiwara, Hiromitsu Asashima, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Tomoya Hirota, Hisashi Noma, Hisanori Umehara, Atsushi Kawakami, Hideki Nakamura, Hajime Sano, Kazuo Tsubota, Yoko Ogawa, Etsuko Takamura, Ichiro Saito, Hiroko Inoue, Seiji Nakamura, Masafumi Moriyama, Tsutomu Takeuchi, Yoshiya Tanaka, Shintaro Hirata, Tsuneyo Mimori, Isao Matsumoto, Takayuki Sumida
OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of the new 2016 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)-European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) classification criteria for primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS) with 1999 revised Japanese Ministry of Health criteria for diagnosis of SS (JPN), 2002 American-European Consensus Group classification criteria for SS (AECG) and 2012 ACR classification criteria for SS (ACR) in Japanese patients. METHODS: The study subjects were 499 patients with primary SS (pSS) or suspected pSS who were followed up in June 2012 at 10 hospitals in Japan...
March 22, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314755/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-allopurinol-dose-escalation-to-achieve-target-serum-urate-in-people-with-gout
#17
Lisa K Stamp, Peter T Chapman, Murray L Barclay, Anne Horne, Christopher Frampton, Paul Tan, Jill Drake, Nicola Dalbeth
OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of allopurinol dose escalation using a treat-to-target serum urate (SU) approach. METHODS: A randomised, controlled, parallel-group, comparative clinical trial was undertaken. People with gout receiving at least creatinine clearance (CrCL)-based allopurinol dose for ≥1 month and SU ≥6 mg/dL were recruited. Participants were randomised to continue current dose (control) or allopurinol dose escalation for 12 months...
March 17, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314754/kdm6b-regulates-cartilage-development-and-homeostasis-through-anabolic-metabolism
#18
Jun Dai, Dongsheng Yu, Yafei Wang, Yishan Chen, Heng Sun, Xiaolei Zhang, Shouan Zhu, Zongyou Pan, Boon Chin Heng, Shufang Zhang, Hongwei Ouyang
OBJECTIVES: Epigenetic mechanisms have been reported to play key roles in chondrogenesis and osteoarthritis (OA) development. Here, we sought to identify specific histone demethylases that are involved and delineate the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: We screened the expression of 17 distinct histone demethylases by quantitative real time PCR (qRT-PCR) during chondrogenic differentiation of C3H10T1/2 cells. The role of Kdm6b in cartilage development was then analysed with transgenic Col2a1-CreER(T2);Kdm6b(f/f) ...
March 17, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314753/transethnic-meta-analysis-identifies-gsdma-and-prdm1-as-susceptibility-genes-to-systemic-sclerosis
#19
Chikashi Terao, Takahisa Kawaguchi, Philippe Dieude, John Varga, Masataka Kuwana, Marie Hudson, Yasushi Kawaguchi, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Koichiro Ohmura, Gabriela Riemekasten, Aya Kawasaki, Paolo Airo, Tetsuya Horita, Akira Oka, Eric Hachulla, Hajime Yoshifuji, Paola Caramaschi, Nicolas Hunzelmann, Murray Baron, Tatsuya Atsumi, Paul Hassoun, Takeshi Torii, Meiko Takahashi, Yasuharu Tabara, Masakazu Shimizu, Akiko Tochimoto, Naho Ayuzawa, Hidetoshi Yanagida, Hiroshi Furukawa, Shigeto Tohma, Minoru Hasegawa, Manabu Fujimoto, Osamu Ishikawa, Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Daisuke Goto, Yoshihide Asano, Masatoshi Jinnin, Hirahito Endo, Hiroki Takahashi, Kazuhiko Takehara, Shinichi Sato, Hironobu Ihn, Soumya Raychaudhuri, Katherine Liao, Peter Gregersen, Naoyuki Tsuchiya, Valeria Riccieri, Inga Melchers, Gabriele Valentini, Anne Cauvet, Maria Martinez, Tsuneyo Mimori, Fumihiko Matsuda, Yannick Allanore
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterised by skin and systemic fibrosis culminating in organ damage. Previous genetic studies including genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified 12 susceptibility loci satisfying genome-wide significance. Transethnic meta-analyses have successfully expanded the list of susceptibility genes and deepened biological insights for other autoimmune diseases. METHODS: We performed transethnic meta-analysis of GWAS in the Japanese and European populations, followed by a two-staged replication study comprising a total of 4436 cases and 14 751 controls...
March 17, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314752/tracking-jaks-in-spondyloarthritis-rationale-and-expectations
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Corinne Miceli-Richard, Maxime Dougados
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March 17, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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