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Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology

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T Rannio, J Asikainen, P Hannonen, T Yli-Kerttula, P Ekman, L Pirilä, L Kuusalo, M Mali, M Puurtinen-Vilkki, S Kortelainen, J Paltta, K Taimen, M Kauppi, K Laiho, S Nyrhinen, H Mäkinen, P Isomäki, T Uotila, K Aaltonen, H Kautiainen, T Sokka
OBJECTIVE: To assess what proportion of patients with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD)-naïve early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) reach 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28) remission over 1 year, and remission variability across clinics in Finland. METHOD: Patients with DMARD-naïve newly diagnosed inflammatory arthritis were recruited. The proportion of patients in 28-joint Disease Activity Score with three variables (DAS28-3) remission was compared across sites...
April 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303758/beneficial-effect-of-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-inflammation-and-analgesic-use-in-psoriatic-arthritis-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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S Kristensen, E B Schmidt, A Schlemmer, C Rasmussen, M B Johansen, J H Christensen
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effects of marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on disease activity, use of analgesics, and inflammatory biomarkers in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHOD: Patients with established PsA (n = 145) were investigated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The participants received a supplement of 3 g n-3 PUFA/day or 3 g olive oil/day (control) for 24 weeks. Outcome measures for disease activity, use of analgesics, and leukotriene formation from activated granulocytes were assessed at baseline and at study end...
March 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303752/bone-morphogenetic-proteins-and-dickkopf-1-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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H-T Liao, Y-F Lin, C-Y Tsai, T-C Chou
OBJECTIVES: To determine bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) and Dickkopf homologue-1 (Dkk-1) levels in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHOD: Serum BMPs and Dkk-1 were measured in 72 AS patients and 30 healthy controls. For AS patients, we recorded the demographic data, disease activity, functional index, and global assessment with questionnaires, and image changes with roentgenography. We also measured human leucocyte antigen-B27 and systemic inflammatory reactants...
March 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303747/self-reported-physical-capacity-and-activity-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-and-matched-controls
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H Pettersson, A Åkerström, A Nordin, E Svenungsson, H Alexanderson, C Boström
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate differences in self-reported physical capacity and activity between systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients and population-based controls, as well as between patients with normal-mild, or moderate-severe, lung disease and their respective controls. METHOD: The study included 106 patients fulfilling the American College of Rheumatology SSc criteria and 106 controls, individually matched for age and gender. Patients were subdivided into normal-mild and moderate-severe lung disease based on results from pulmonary function tests and SSc severity scale...
March 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293973/exploring-the-relationship-between-demographic-and-disease-related-variables-and-perceived-effect-of-health-status-on-sexual-activity-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-associations-found-only-with-non-disease-variables
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K H Berg, G Rohde, A Prøven, E Almås, Eep Benestad, M Østensen, G Haugeberg
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between demographic and disease-related variables and the perceived effect of health status on sexual activity in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (ax-SpA). METHOD: The study assessed 379 ax-SpA patients consecutively recruited from two rheumatology outpatient clinics. Data collection included information on demographics, markers and measures of ax-SpA disease, treatment, comorbidity, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) using the Short Form-36...
March 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293972/a-comparison-of-patients-and-physicians-assessments-of-disease-activity-using-the-swedish-version-of-the-systemic-lupus-activity-questionnaire
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S Pettersson, E Svenungsson, J Gustafsson, S Möller, I Gunnarsson, E Welin Henriksson
OBJECTIVES: We compared patients' assessments of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity by a Swedish version of the Systemic Lupus Activity Questionnaire (SLAQ) with physicians' assessments by the Systemic Lupus Activity Measure (SLAM) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index 2000 (SLEDAI-2K). We also explored the performance of the SLAQ in patients with short (< 1 year) versus long (≥ 1 year) disease duration. METHOD: Patients filled out the SLAQ before physicians' assessments...
March 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266235/canakinumab-for-first-line-steroid-free-treatment-in-a-child-with-systemic-onset-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#7
G Horneff, J Peitz, J Kekow, D Foell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276951/successful-treatment-with-ustekinumab-for-corticosteroid-and-immunosuppressant-resistant-takayasu-s-arteritis
#8
R Yachoui, M Kreidy, M Siorek, R Sehgal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276952/magnetic-resonance-imaging-detected-digital-artery-stenosis-associated-with-raynaud-s-phenomenon-in-a-patient-with-anti-signal-recognition-particle-antibody-associated-myopathy-a-rare-complication
#9
M Horikoshi, T Kumagai, K Takagi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276953/risk-of-ocular-manifestations-in-patients-with-giant-cell-arteritis-a-nationwide-study-in-sweden
#10
J Ji, I Dimitrijevic, J Sundquist, K Sundquist, B Zöller
OBJECTIVE: No large-scale nationwide study has determined the risk of ocular manifestations in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA). The aim was to study the incidence and risk factors of ocular manifestations in patients with GCA in Sweden. METHOD: A national cohort was created by linking Swedish nationwide registers. GCA patients were identified from the Swedish Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Registers between 2002 and 2010, and were followed until the development of ocular manifestations...
February 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276954/impact-of-biological-treatment-on-left-ventricular-function-and-morphology-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-without-cardiac-symptoms-assessed-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Y Kobayashi, H Kobayashi, J Giles, I Yokoe, A Nishiwaki, M Takei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276956/authors-reply
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V Furer, D Zisman, E Pokroy-Shapira, Y Molad, O Elkayam, D Paran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276955/systemic-lupus-erythematous-exacerbation-following-cessation-of-belimumab-treatment-comments-on-the-article-by-furer-et-al
#13
S Carbajal, C Zamora-Martínez, S Prieto-González, L F Quintana, G Espinosa, R Cervera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276957/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-salivary-concentration-of-anti-heat-shock-protein-immunoglobulin-and-clinical-manifestations-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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M Doino, M Yokoyama, Y Sasaki, K Kondo, Y Yasuda, S Arakawa
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the relationship between the concentration of anti-heat shock protein (HSP) 60 antibody in resting saliva and the severity of Behçet's disease (BD). METHOD: Sixty-five patients diagnosed with BD at Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital were enrolled in this study. Based on clinical severity scores, patients were categorized as having mild, moderate, or severe BD. Periodontal status was evaluated with the Community Periodontal Index (CPI), and anti-HSP60 antibody concentrations in resting saliva were measured with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
February 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276958/disease-activity-in-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-mutilans-the-nordic-pam-study
#15
U Lindqvist, B Gudbjornsson, L Iversen, L Laasonen, L Ejstrup, T Ternowitz, M Ståhle
OBJECTIVE: To describe the social status and health-related quality of life of patients with psoriatic arthritis mutilans (PAM) in the Nordic countries. METHOD: Patients with at least one mutilated joint confirmed by radiology were studied. Disease activity involving joints and skin, physician-assessed disease activity, and patient's education and work status were recorded. Data from the 36-item Short Form Health Survey, Health Assessment Questionnaire and Dermatology Life Quality Index questionnaire were gathered and correlated with disease duration, pain, and general well-being (visual analogue scale)...
February 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276959/how-should-worsening-in-osteoarthritis-be-defined-development-and-initial-validation-of-preliminary-criteria-for-clinical-worsening-in-knee-and-hip-osteoarthritis
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Eam Mahler, A A den Broeder, T G Woodworth, Vjjf Busch, F H van den Hoogen, Jwj Bijlsma, Chm van den Ende
OBJECTIVES: There is a need to define and validate measures of clinical worsening in knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA). The objectives of this exploratory project were: (i) to characterize worsening criteria in knee and hip OA using psychometric methods; (ii) to estimate their sensitivity and specificity; and (iii) to validate and compare these criteria with worsening criteria previously described in the literature. METHOD: An Expert Group reached consensus on 10 sets of worsening criteria to be tested in observational data sets of patients with knee or hip OA who received multimodal conservative treatment...
February 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145159/non-hla-gene-polymorphisms-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-associations-with-disease-outcome
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M Alberdi-Saugstrup, C Enevold, M Zak, S Nielsen, E Nordal, L Berntson, A Fasth, M Rygg, K Müller
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that non-HLA single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with the risk of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are risk factors for an unfavourable disease outcome at long-term follow-up. METHODS: The Nordic JIA cohort is a prospective multicentre study cohort of patients from the Nordic countries. In all, 193 patients met the inclusion criteria of having an 8 year follow-up assessment and available DNA sample. Seventeen SNPs met the inclusion criteria of having significant associations with JIA in at least two previous independent study cohorts...
February 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145151/factors-associated-with-influenza-and-pneumococcal-vaccine-uptake-among-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-in-denmark-invited-to-participate-in-a-pneumococcal-vaccine-trial-immunovax_ra
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Mtt Nguyen, H Lindegaard, O Hendricks, N Friis-Møller
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates predictors of influenza and pneumococcal vaccine coverage among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, and explores possible differences according to type of RA therapy. METHOD: RA patients from two clinics in the region of Southern Denmark were informed about the survey during scheduled follow-up visits. The questionnaire included questions concerning previous influenza and pneumococcal vaccine uptake, attitudes about vaccination, and socio-demographic factors...
February 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145147/smoking-and-alcohol-use-are-associated-with-structural-and-inflammatory-hand-osteoarthritis-features
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K Magnusson, A Mathiessen, H B Hammer, T K Kvien, B Slatkowsky-Christensen, B Natvig, K B Hagen, N Østerås, I K Haugen
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether smoking and alcohol use are associated with hand osteoarthritis (OA) features in two different OA cohorts. METHOD: We studied 530 people with radiographic hand OA from the Musculoskeletal pain in Ullensaker STudy (MUST) and 187 people from the Oslo hand OA cohort [mean (sd) age 65 (8.0) and 62 (5.7) years, 71% and 91% women, respectively]. Smoking, alcohol use and hand pain were self-reported. Participants underwent conventional hand radiographs and ultrasound examination of 30 hand joints...
February 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135885/digital-necrosis-revealing-localized-polyarteritis-nodosa
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K Paricaud, G Pugnet, G Moulis, P Arlet, L Astudillo, L Sailler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 30, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
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