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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532479/education-and-employment-in-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-standardized-comparison-to-the-german-general-population
#1
Jenny Schlichtiger, Johannes-Peter Haas, Swaantje Barth, Betty Bisdorff, Lisa Hager, Hartmut Michels, Boris Hügle, Katja Radon
BACKGROUND: Although several studies show that JIA-patients have significantly lower employment rates than the general population, the research on educational and occupational attainments in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) remain conflicting most likely due to small sample sizes. Therefore, aim of this study is to compare the educational achievements and employment status of 3698 JIA-patients with the German general population (GGP). METHODS: "SEPIA" was a large cross-sectional study on the current status of a historic cohort of JIA-patients treated in a single center between 1952 and 2010...
May 22, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514969/endothelial-progenitor-cell-number-is-not-decreased-in-34-children-with-juvenile-dermatomyositis-a-pilot-study
#2
Dong Xu, Akadia Kacha-Ochana, Gabrielle A Morgan, Chiang-Ching Huang, Lauren M Pachman
OBJECTIVE: A pilot study to determine endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) number in children with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). METHODS: After obtaining informed consent, the EPC number from 34 fasting children with definite/probable JDM at various stages of therapy-initially untreated, active disease on medication and clinically inactive, off medication-was compared with 13 healthy fasting pediatric controls. The EPC number was determined by fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), CD34(+)/VEGFR2(+)/CD45dim(-), and assessed in conjunction with clinical variables: disease activity scores (DAS), duration of untreated disease (DUD), TNF-α allelic polymorphism (A/G) at the promoter region of -308, number of nailfold capillary end row loop (ERL) and von Willebrand factor antigen (vWF:Ag)...
May 17, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511718/simultaneous-development-of-kawasaki-disease-following-acute-human-adenovirus-infection-in-monozygotic-twins-a-case-report
#3
Sayaka Fukuda, Shuichi Ito, Maya Fujiwara, Jun Abe, Nozomu Hanaoka, Tsuguto Fujimoto, Hiroshi Katsumori
BACKGROUND: The etiology of Kawasaki disease (KD) remains unknown. However, many studies have suggested that specific genetic factors and/or some infectious agents underlie the onset of KD. Previous studies have suggested that human adenovirus (HAdV) is one of the triggering pathogens of KD. Here, we report monozygotic twin boys who sequentially developed KD in conjunction with acute HAdV type 3 (HAdV-3) infection. CASE PRESENTATION: The patients were four-year-old monozygotic twin boys...
May 16, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511689/harnessing-interactive-technologies-to-improve-health-outcomes-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#4
REVIEW
Andrea Coda, Dean Sculley, Derek Santos, Xavier Girones, Lucie Brosseau, Derek R Smith, Joshua Burns, Keith Rome, Jane Munro, Davinder Singh-Grewal
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) typically have reduced physical activity level and impaired aerobic and anaerobic exercise capacity when compared to their non-JIA counterparts. Low intensity exercise regimens appear to be safe in children with JIA and may results in improvements in overall physical function. Poor adherence to paediatric rheumatology treatment may lead to negative clinical outcomes and possibly increased disease activity. This includes symptoms such as pain, fatigue, quality of life, longer term outcomes including joint damage, as well as increase of healthcare associated costs...
May 16, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511684/access-to-pediatric-rheumatology-care-for-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#5
Khulood Khawaja, Mustafa Al-Maini
BACKGROUND: This study looks at access to care for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis through pediatric rheumatology in the UAE, as an example of multi-ethnic society. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis were identified through the hospital electronic medical records system from January 1st 2011 to December 31st 2014. All residents of the United Arab Emirates hold an Emirates identity card. We divided our patients into two groups: Emirati-Emirates, who are native Emirati children and hold the Emirati nationality, as stated on their Emirates identity card, and who therefore have full, comprehensive access to free medical care; and non-Emirati-Emirates, who represent other nationalities, as stated on their Emirates identity card...
May 16, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506237/clinical-and-mri-outcome-of-cervical-spine-lesions-in-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-treated-with-anti-tnf%C3%AE-drugs-early-in-disease-course
#6
Damjana Ključevšek, Nina Emeršič, Nataša Toplak, Tadej Avčin
BACKGROUNDS: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcome of cervical spine arthritis in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), who received anti-TNFα early in the course of cervical spine arthritis. METHODS: Medical charts and imaging of JIA patients with cervical spine involvement were reviewed in this retrospective study. Data, including age at disease onset, JIA type, disease activity, treatment and clinical outcome were collected...
May 15, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494794/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-relation-to-perinatal-and-maternal-characteristics-a-case-control-study
#7
Samantha W Bell, Susan Shenoi, J Lee Nelson, Parveen Bhatti, Beth A Mueller
BACKGROUND: Existing data on associations between maternal and early childhood exposures and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) risk is scant and inconsistent with previous studies showing potential role for prematurity, number of siblings and infections. We explored JIA and International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) JIA categories in relation to selected infant (birthweight, size-for-gestational-age, gestational age), and maternal (parity, delivery type, prior fetal loss) characteristics that may be markers for exposures related to two pathways (hygiene hypothesis, microchimerism) potentially associated with autoimmune disorder occurrence...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482848/when-a-patient-suspected-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-turns-out-to-be-diagnosed-with-an-infectious-disease-a-review-of-lyme-arthritis-in-children
#8
REVIEW
Krzysztof Orczyk, Joanna Świdrowska-Jaros, Elżbieta Smolewska
The Lyme arthritis is a common manifestation of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete. Despite its infectious background, the inflammation clinically and histopatologically resembles juvenile idiopathic arthritis. As it affects a considerable number of Lyme disease patients, it should be routinely considered in differential diagnosis. Development of arthritis is partially dependent on spirochetal factors, including the ribosomal spacer type and the sequence of outer surface protein C. Immunological background involves Th1-related response, but IL-17 provides an additional route of developing arthritis...
May 8, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472973/arterial-stiffness-by-oscillometric-device-and-telomere-lenght-in-juvenile-idiopathic-artrhitis-with-no-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-cross-sectional-study
#9
Maria Mercedes Picarelli, Luiz Cláudio Danzmann, Lucas Kich Grun, Nevton Teixeira Rosa Júnior, Patrícia Lavandovsky, Fátima Theresinha Costa Rodrigues Guma, Renato T Stein, Florência Barbé-Tuana, Marcus Herbert Jones
BACKGROUND: Advances in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) treatment is promoting free disease survival. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) may emerge as an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Pulse wave velocity (PWV), a surrogate marker of arterial stiffness, and telomere length (TL) are considered as potential predictors of CVD and its outcomes. The study aim was to assess PWV, TL in a JIA population and to test its correlation. In a cross sectional study, 24 JIA patients, 21 controls for TL and 20 controls for PWV were included...
May 4, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427473/intestinal-beh%C3%A3-et-and-crohn-s-disease-two-sides-of-the-same-coin
#10
REVIEW
Simona Valenti, Romina Gallizzi, Dominique De Vivo, Claudio Romano
Behçet's disease (BD) and Crohn's disease (CD) are chronic immune-mediated, inflammatory disorders affecting many different systems (joints, skin, eyes, gastrointestinal and biliary tracts). Both disorders have fluctuating courses and when gastrointestinal symptoms are prevalent, differential diagnosis can be difficult. BD involves the gastrointestinal tract in 10-15% of cases with localized lesions in the ileocecal region. The clinical picture is heterogeneous with various clusters of disease expression. CD is a chronic inflammatory disorder, which can affect any part of the intestinal tract, as well as extra-intestinal tissue...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427414/observational-study-of-interleukin-21-il-21-does-not-distinguish-kawasaki-disease-from-other-causes-of-fever-in-children
#11
Rachel Engelberg, Meghan Martin, Brian H Wrotniak, Mark Daniel Hicar
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a febrile childhood vasculitis of unknown etiology. The diagnosis is highly concerning as over a quarter of children who fail to receive timely treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) will develop coronary aneurysms. Diagnosis relies on proper symptomatology and is supported by non-specific markers of inflammation. Previous studies have identified elevated plasma levels of interleukin-21 (IL-21) as a sensitive and specific biomarker in KD...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424093/a-survey-of-national-and-multi-national-registries-and-cohort-studies-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-challenges-and-opportunities
#12
Timothy Beukelman, Janneke Anink, Lillemor Berntson, Ciaran Duffy, Justine A Ellis, Mia Glerup, Jaime Guzman, Gerd Horneff, Lianne Kearsley-Fleet, Ariane Klein, Jens Klotsche, Bo Magnusson, Kirsten Minden, Jane E Munro, Martina Niewerth, Ellen Nordal, Nicolino Ruperto, Maria Jose Santos, Laura E Schanberg, Wendy Thomson, Lisette van Suijlekom-Smit, Nico Wulffraat, Kimme Hyrich
BACKGROUND: To characterize the existing national and multi-national registries and cohort studies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and identify differences as well as areas of potential future collaboration. METHODS: We surveyed investigators from North America, Europe, and Australia about existing JIA cohort studies and registries. We excluded cross-sectional studies. We captured information about study design, duration, location, inclusion criteria, data elements and collection methods...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416023/the-new-childhood-arthritis-and-rheumatology-research-alliance-carra-registry-design-rationale-and-characteristics-of-patients-enrolled-in-the-first-12%C3%A2-months
#13
Timothy Beukelman, Yukiko Kimura, Norman T Ilowite, Kelly Mieszkalski, Marc D Natter, Grendel Burrell, Brian Best, Jason Jones, Laura E Schanberg
BACKGROUND: Herein we describe the history, design, and rationale of the new Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry and present the characteristics of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) enrolled in the first 12 months of operation. METHODS: The CARRA Registry began prospectively collecting data in the United States and Canada in July 2015 to evaluate the safety of therapeutic agents in persons with childhood-onset rheumatic disease, initially restricted to JIA...
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416004/clinical-study-of-children-with-takayasu-arteritis-a-retrospective-study-from-a-single-center-in-china
#14
Ye Feng, Xuemei Tang, Mingyue Liu, Juan Zhou, Xiaodong Zhao, Qiu Li
BACKGROUND: Delayed diagnosis of childhood Takayasu arteritis (TA) is common due to its atypical symptoms. The objective of the present study was to summarize the clinical features of childhood TA to raise awareness and improve management. METHODS: Eleven children diagnosed with TA at our hospital were enrolled. Clinical information, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome were then examined retrospectively. The Pediatric Vasculitis Activity Score (PVAS) and the Indian Takayasu Clinical Activity Score (ITAS2010) were used to assess disease activity...
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410589/lung-involvement-in-childhood-onset-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
#15
REVIEW
Giovanni Filocamo, Sofia Torreggiani, Carlo Agostoni, Susanna Esposito
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is an ANCA-associated systemic vasculitis with a low incidence in the pediatric population. Lung involvement is a common manifestation in children affected by granulomatosis with polyangiitis, both at disease's onset and during flares. Its severity is variable, ranging from asymptomatic pulmonary lesions to dramatic life-threatening clinical presentations such as diffuse alveolar haemorrhage. Several radiologic findings have been described, but the most frequent abnormalities detected are nodular lesions and fixed infiltrates...
April 14, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407779/histologic-effects-of-mandibular-protrusion-splints-in-antigen-induced-tmj-arthritis-in-rabbits
#16
Julia von Bremen, Kernt Köhler, Krystyna Siudak, Daniel Zahner, Sabine Ruf
BACKGROUND: Although it is common clinical practice to treat children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) with functional appliances, the scientific evidence for this is limited. The aim of this study was to study the histologic effects of mandibular protrusion splints in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis in rabbits. METHODS: Twenty-eight ten-week old New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into four groups: AO (TMJ arthritis, no splint), AS (TMJ arthritis, mandibular splint advancement), OS (no arthritis, mandibular splint advancement) and OO (no arthritis, no splint)...
April 13, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403889/muscle-mri-at-the-time-of-questionable-disease-flares-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis-jdm
#17
Rabheh Abdul-Aziz, Chack-Yung Yu, Brent Adler, Sharon Bout-Tabaku, Katherine E Lintner, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Charles H Spencer
BACKGROUND: The course of JDM has improved substantially over the last 70 years with early and aggressive treatments. Yet it remains difficult to detect disease flares as symptoms may be mild; signs of rash and muscle weakness vary widely and are often equivocal; laboratory tests of muscle enzyme levels are often normal; electromyography and muscle biopsy are invasive. Alternative tools are needed to help decide if more aggressive treatment is needed. Our objective is to determine the effectiveness of muscle Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in detecting JDM flares, and how an MRI affects physician's decision-making regarding treatment...
April 12, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403864/health-related-quality-of-life-among-swedish-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-parent-child-discrepancies-gender-differences-and-comparison-with-a-european-cohort
#18
Veronica Lundberg, Catharina Eriksson
BACKGROUND: This study investigates gender differences in self-reports and between parent and child reports in Health-related Quality of Life (HRQOL), measured with disease-specific and generic instruments for chronic disease. Comparison of HRQOL results in this Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) sample to a European cohort of children with JIA and one of children with other health conditions are also made. METHODS: Fifty-three children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), aged 8-18 years, and their parents completed the condition-specific DISABKIDS for JIA, and the DISABKIDS generic instrument for chronic conditions (DCGM-37) in a cross-sectional study...
April 12, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399931/pilot-study-comparing-the-childhood-arthritis-rheumatology-research-alliance-carra-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-consensus-treatment-plans
#19
Yukiko Kimura, Sriharsha Grevich, Timothy Beukelman, Esi Morgan, Peter A Nigrovic, Kelly Mieszkalski, T Brent Graham, Maria Ibarra, Norman Ilowite, Marisa Klein-Gitelman, Karen Onel, Sampath Prahalad, Marilynn Punaro, Sarah Ringold, Dana Toib, Heather Van Mater, Jennifer E Weiss, Pamela F Weiss, Laura E Schanberg
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of studying the comparative effectiveness of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) consensus treatment plans (CTPs) for systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) using an observational registry. METHODS: Untreated systemic JIA patients enrolled in the CARRA Registry were begun on one of 4 CTPs chosen by the treating physician and patient/family (glucocorticoid [GC] alone; methotrexate [MTX] ± GC; IL1 inhibitor [IL1i] ± GC; IL6 inhibitor [IL6i] ± GC)...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399930/radiographic-damage-in-hands-and-wrists-of-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-after-29%C3%A2-years-of-disease-duration
#20
Anne M Selvaag, Eva Kirkhus, Lena Törnqvist, Vibke Lilleby, Hanne A Aulie, Berit Flatø
BACKGROUND: There are few studies on radiographic outcome after long-term disease duration in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). We wanted to evaluate 29-year radiographic outcome in hands/wrists and predictors of damage in patients with long-term active JIA. METHODS: Patients diagnosed from 1980 to 1985, who had active disease at 15-, 23- or 29-year follow-up and arthritis in the wrists during the disease course, were reexamined with radiographs of hands/wrists...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
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