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Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532573/global-assessments-of-disease-activity-are-age-dependent-determinant-factors-of-clinical-remission-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Hideki Ito, Takehisa Ogura, Ayako Hirata, Sayaka Takenaka, Kennosuke Mizushina, Yuki Fujisawa, Takaharu Katagiri, Norihide Hayashi, Hideto Kameda
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to assess the factors associated with clinical remission of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in daily clinical practice. METHODS: This analysis was based on the data of 304 RA patients in our center between May 2014 and March 2015. The following information was included: tender, swollen, and symptomatic joint counts, patient's and physician's global assessments, functional disability, laboratory and radiographic data, and RA treatments received...
April 28, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532574/prevalence-and-correlates-of-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-inflammatory-arthritis-in-a-population-based-cohort
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Elizabeth D Ferucci, Tammy L Choromanski, Danielle T Varney, Holly S Ryan, Lisa J Townshend-Bulson, Brian J McMahon, Mark H Wener
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus-associated inflammatory arthritis, to describe its clinical and immunologic correlates, and to identify features that are characteristic of arthritis in chronic hepatitis C. METHODS: Participants with chronic hepatitis C infection enrolled in a population-based cohort study in Alaska and who had not received anti-viral treatment for hepatitis C were recruited. In a cross-sectional study, we assessed joint symptoms and signs, performed autoantibody and cytokine testing, and abstracted medical records for features of hepatitis C and arthritis...
April 24, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487138/a-systematic-review-of-quality-of-life-domains-and-items-relevant-to-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
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Yu Heng Kwan, Warren Fong, Victoria Ie Ching Tan, Nai Lee Lui, Rahul Malhotra, Truls Østbye, Julian Thumboo
OBJECTIVES: To summarize, from the literature, quality-of-life (QoL) domains and items relevant to patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA), and to determine if commonly used SpA patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments include the identified domains. METHODS: We used PRISMA statement for systematic review and searched Medline(®) , Embase(®), and PsycInfo(®) using relevant keywords. In addition, hand searches of references of the included articles were conducted...
April 18, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477898/exercise-and-physical-activity-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analyses
#4
Tom O'Dwyer, Laura Durcan, Fiona Wilson
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) associates with enhanced cardiovascular (CV) risk frequently unexplained by traditional risk factors. Physical inactivity, common in SLE, likely contributes to the burden of CV risk and may also be a factor in co-morbid chronic fatigue. This systematic review evaluates whether exercise has a deleterious effect on disease activity in SLE, and explores effects on CV function and risk factors, physical fitness and function and health-related measures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review, with meta-analyses, was conducted; quasi-randomised and randomised controlled trials in SLE comparing at least one exercise group to controls were included...
April 7, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502640/a-cohort-study-reveals-myocarditis-to-be-a-rare-and-life-threatening-presentation-of-large-vessel-vasculitis
#5
Katie Bechman, Deepa Gopalan, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Justin C Mason
BACKGROUND: The predominant forms of adult large vessel vasculitis (LVV) are giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis (TA). Cardiac involvement in LVV is a cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in TA. Cardiac failure is most commonly secondary to uncontrolled arterial hypertension or myocardial ischaemia. Pulmonary hypertension and aortic valve incompetence following ascending aortic dilatation represent other serious cardiovascular complications. However, cardiac failure as a consequence of myocarditis is rarely reported, principally in single case reports or in autopsy studies...
April 4, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465078/joint-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-from-pathogenesis-to-clinical-assessment
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REVIEW
Fulvia Ceccarelli, Carlo Perricone, Enrica Cipriano, Laura Massaro, Francesco Natalucci, Giuseppe Capalbo, Ilaria Leccese, Dimitrios Bogdanos, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Cristiano Alessandri, Guido Valesini, Fabrizio Conti
OBJECTIVE: In the present review, the different phenotypes, clinimetric and imaging tools able to assess joint involvement in patients affected by Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) have been described and summarized. Furthermore, the current knowledge about the pathogenic mechanism and the potential biomarkers of this feature is reported. METHODS: A literature search was done in PubMed, accessed via the National Library of Medicine PubMed interface (http://www...
April 4, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477897/tocilizumab-treatment-leads-to-improvement-in-disease-activity-regardless-of-ccp-status-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Laura C Cappelli, Judy Lynn Palmer, Joel Kremer, Clifton O Bingham
OBJECTIVE: Autoantibodies can be useful in predicting response to certain treatments in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We aimed to evaluate initial response to tocilizumab (TCZ) by change in physician and patient-reported outcomes and laboratory parameters in a real-world cohort of patients with RA. We analyzed the data by autoantibody status to determine whether patients with seronegative RA had improved response to tocilizumab when compared to their seropositive counterparts. METHODS: Data from the CORRONA RA registry were analyzed...
April 1, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454677/clinical-algorithms-for-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Vanessa Hax, Markus Bredemeier, Ana Laura Didonet Moro, Thaís Rohde Pavan, Marcelo Vasconcellos Vieira, Eduardo Hennemann Pitrez, Rafael Mendonça da Silva Chakr, Ricardo Machado Xavier
INTRODUCTION: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is currently the primary cause of death in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Thoracic high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is considered the gold standard for diagnosis. Recent studies have proposed several clinical algorithms to predict the diagnosis and prognosis of SSc-ILD. OBJECTIVE: To test the clinical algorithms to predict the presence and prognosis of SSc-ILD and to evaluate the association of extent of ILD with mortality in a cohort of SSc patients...
April 1, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522072/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-systemic-sclerosis-pearls-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Sophie I Mavrogeni, Juerg Schwitter, Luna Gargani, Alessia Pepe, Lorenzo Monti, Yannick Allanore, Marco Matucci-Cerinic
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by vascular dysfunction and excessive fibrosis, involving internal organs including the heart. The estimated prevalence of cardiac involvement in SSc is high and remains subclinical until the late stages. It is either primary, related to myocardial inflammation and fibrosis, or secondary, due to pulmonary arterial hypertension (SSc-PAH) or systemic hypertension, in those patients with renal involvement. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a useful tool for the early assessment of cardiac involvement in SSc...
March 31, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457528/disease-associations-with-isolated-elevations-of-each-of-the-four-igg-subclasses
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Sarah Engelhart, Robert J Glynn, Peter H Schur
PURPOSE: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a relatively newly defined disease entity that refers to a group of immune-mediated disorders that have certain histopathologic, serologic, and clinical features in common. IgG4-RD is often associated with elevated serum IgG4. The discovery of IgG4-RD highlights the scarcity of literature examining elevations in other IgG subclasses and their potential associations to disease. In this retrospective chart review study, we aim to address that gap, by exploring disease associations in patients with isolated IgG subclass elevations...
March 30, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457530/long-term-outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-versus-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-takayasu-arteritis-patients-with-coronary-artery-involvement
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Xiao Wang, Aimin Dang, Naqiang Lv, Nan Cheng, Xuesen Cheng, Yuejin Yang, Yunhu Song
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery involvement significantly increases mortality of patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA); however, the optimal revascularization strategy for this condition has not been established. We aimed to compare the long-term outcomes of TA patients with coronary artery involvement treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention with stenting (PCI). METHODS: Data from 46 TA patients with coronary artery involvement were analyzed according to their revascularization strategies...
March 24, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413101/evidence-for-choosing-biologic-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-in-the-treatment-of-beh%C3%A3-et-disease
#12
LETTER
Hiroshi Kubo, Kazutaka Ouchi, Norio Nakagawa, Shinji Akioka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457529/fructose-malabsorption-in-people-with-and-without-gout-a-case-control-study
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Caitlin Batt, Niamh Fanning, Jill Drake, Christopher Frampton, Richard B Gearry, Lisa K Stamp
BACKGROUND: Higher fructose intake has been associated with hyperuricaemia and gout. Some individuals malabsorb fructose in the small intestine. The aims of this study were to determine the rate of fructose malabsorption and the effects of gout and fructose malabsorption on serum urate in people with and without gout. METHODS: A total of 100 people with gout (cases) were age and gender matched with one control without gout. After a low fructose diet, fructose malabsorption was measured using a hydrogen and methane breath test with a 35g fructose load...
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438382/monocentric-experience-of-the-rituximab-therapy-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associated-antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-warfarin-therapy-failure
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LETTER
Chrong-Reen Wang, Chia-Tse Weng, Ming-Fei Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434579/relationship-of-smoking-quantity-with-outcome-measures-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-comments-on-the-article-by-villaverde-garc%C3%A3-a-v-et-al
#15
LETTER
Sasan Fallahi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420491/telemedicine-for-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-systematic-review-and-proposal-for-research-agenda
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REVIEW
Matteo Piga, Ignazio Cangemi, Alessandro Mathieu, Alberto Cauli
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the scientific literature regarding tele-rheumatology and draw conclusions about feasibility, effectiveness, and patient satisfaction. METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane database searches were performed (April 2016) using relevant MeSH and keyword terms for telemedicine and rheumatic diseases. Articles were selected if reporting outcomes for feasibility, effectiveness, and patient satisfaction and methodologically appraised using the Cochrane Collaboration's tool for assessing risk of bias and a modified version of CONSORT 2010 Statement...
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413099/second-line-biologic-therapy-optimization-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis
#17
REVIEW
Fabrizio Cantini, Laura Niccoli, Carlotta Nannini, Emanuele Cassarà, Olga Kaloudi, Ennio Giulio Favalli, Andrea Becciolini, Maurizio Benucci, Francesca Li Gobbi, Serena Guiducci, Rosario Foti, Marta Mosca, Delia Goletti
OBJECTIVE: The Italian board for the TAilored BIOlogic therapy (ITABIO) reviewed the most consistent literature to indicate the best strategy for the second-line biologic choice in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: Systematic review of the literature to identify English-language articles on efficacy of second-line biologic choice in RA, PsA, and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Data were extracted from available randomized, controlled trials, national biologic registries, national healthcare databases, post-marketing surveys, and open-label observational studies...
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478965/obesity-and-outcomes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
LETTER
Dilli Ram Poudel, Paras Karmacharya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438381/avascular-bone-necrosis-an-underestimated-complication-of-systemic-sclerosis
#19
LETTER
Cosimo Bruni, Serena Guiducci, Silvia Bellando-Randone, Marco Matucci-Cerinic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411870/the-presence-of-coronary-artery-lesions-may-indicate-the-severity-of-the-inflammation-rather-than-the-cause
#20
LETTER
Seung-Beom Han, Soo-Young Lee, Dae-Chul Jeong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
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