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Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129326/risk-factors-and-clinical-characteristics-of-deep-knee-infection-in-patients-with-intra-articular-injections-a-matched-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Chi Xu, Haiwen Peng, Rui Li, Wei Chai, Xiang Li, Jun Fu, Kan Liu, Baozhan Yu, Chengqi Jia, Jiying Chen
BACKGROUND: Deep knee infection (DKI), consisting of sepsis arthritis (SA) and chronic low-grade infection (CLGI), is a rare but catastrophic adverse event that can result from intra-articular (IA) injections. The purpose of this study was to assess the risk factors for DKI and describe the clinical characteristics of DKI in patients who received IA injections. METHODS: Fifty patients with IA injection-induced DKI who underwent surgical treatment between January 2010 and May 2016 served as cases and were matched with non-infected controls who received IA injections in a proportion of 1:5 based on age, gender, and date of admission...
October 20, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126717/2013-acr-eular-systemic-sclerosis-classification-criteria-in-patients-with-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Beatriz E Joven, Pilar Escribano, Jose Luis Andreu, Estibaliz Loza, Carmen Jimenez, M Jesus Garcia de Yebenes, M Jose Ruiz-Cano, Loreto Carmona, Patricia E Carreira
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the performance of the 1980 ACR and new 2013 ACR/EULAR criteria for systemic sclerosis (SSc) in cutaneous SSc (lcSSc) patients, especially those affected by lcSSc and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). METHODS: All patients with a clinical lcSSc diagnosis from a prospective observational SSc cohort were included. Sociodemographic and disease-related variables were collected, and PAH confirmed by right heart catheterization (RHC). Performance of the 2013 and 1980 SSc criteria was analyzed in terms of clinical diagnosis...
October 13, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129325/protracted-febrile-myalgia-syndrome-treated-with-pulse-of-corticosteroids
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Eran Rom, Gil Amarilyo, Yoel Levinski, Efraim Bilavsky, Ori Goldberg, Jacob Amir, Liora Harel
OBJECTIVE: This study describes our 5-year experience treating protracted febrile myalgia syndrome (PFMS) with pulsed doses of corticosteroids. METHODS: Eight patients with PFMS who received pulse corticosteroid therapy were identified from the electronic database of a tertiary pediatric medical center (2011-2016). Their clinical and laboratory data were collected. Differences in continuous variables between hospital admission and discharge were analyzed using Wilcoxon's matched pairs test...
October 12, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126718/vitamin-d-and-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-retrospective-cohort-study-and-meta-analysis
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Leyre Riancho-Zarrabeitia, Maite Cubería, Pedro Muñoz, Marcos López-Hoyos, Silvia García-Canale, Mayte García-Unzueta, José L Hernández, Víctor M Martínez-Taboada
OBJECTIVES: (a) To determine serum 25-OH vitamin D (vitD) levels in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and to compare them with patients with positive antiphospholipid serology who do not meet clinical criteria for APS, and with healthy controls. (b) To analyze the association of vitD levels with both the clinical manifestations and the immunological profile of patients with primary APS. (c) To perform a meta-analysis evaluating potential differences in serum vitD levels between APS and controls as well as the frequency of vitD deficiency in APS patients...
October 12, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103557/relationship-of-knee-pain-to-time-in-moderate-and-light-physical-activities-data-from-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Jing Song, Alison H Chang, Rowland W Chang, Jungwha Lee, Daniel Pinto, Gillian Hawker, Michael Nevitt, Dorothy D Dunlop
INTRODUCTION: While OA literature indicates greater pain is related to less time being physically active, it is not known if time curtailment occurs primarily for moderate intensity activities or for light activities or in both. We examine the cross-sectional association of knee pain with physical activity using data from 1874 Osteoarthritis Initiative participants. METHODS: Knee pain characteristics of constant and intermittent pain were each scored by the Intermittent and Constant Osteoarthritis Pain instrument and categorized into four pain levels (no pain, intermittent pain below and above median level, and constant pain)...
October 9, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102156/systematic-switch-from-innovator-infliximab-to-biosimilar-infliximab-in-inflammatory-chronic-diseases-in-daily-clinical-practice-the-experience-of-cochin-university-hospital-paris-france
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Jérôme Avouac, Anna Moltó, Vered Abitbol, Adrien Etcheto, Axelle Salcion, Loriane Gutermann, Caroline Klotz, Muriel Elhai, Pascal Cohen, Pierre Antoine Soret, Florence Morin, Ornella Conort, François Chast, Claire Goulvestre, Claire Le Jeunne, Stanislas Chaussade, André Kahan, Christian Roux, Yannick Allanore, Maxime Dougados
OBJECTIVE: To investigate effectiveness of systematic switching treatment from innovator infliximab to biosimilar infliximab, and its associated factors. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, all adult patients receiving maintenance therapy with innovator infliximab in Cochin University Hospital were systematically switched to biosimilar infliximab. Effectiveness was assessed by the retention rate of biosimilar infliximab at the time of the third infusion...
October 5, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096934/a-randomized-trial-of-a-motivational-interviewing-intervention-to-increase-lifestyle-physical-activity-and-improve-self-reported-function-in-adults-with-arthritis
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Abigail L Gilbert, Jungwha Lee, Linda Ehrlich-Jones, Pamela A Semanik, Jing Song, Christine A Pellegrini, Daniel Pinto Pt, Dorothy D Dunlop, Rowland W Chang
BACKGROUND: Arthritis is a leading cause of chronic pain and functional limitations. Exercise is beneficial for improving strength and function and decreasing pain. We evaluated the effect of a motivational interviewing-based lifestyle physical activity intervention on self-reported physical function in adults with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Participants were randomized to intervention or control. Control participants received a brief physician recommendation to increase physical activity to meet national guidelines...
October 5, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096935/long-term-outcome-of-251-patients-with-takayasu-arteritis-on-combination-immunosuppressant-therapy-single-centre-experience-from-a-large-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-southern-india
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Ruchika Goel, Debashish Danda, George Joseph, Raheesh Ravindran, Sathish Kumar, Visali Jayaseelan, Lakshmanan Jayaseelan, Paul Bacon
INTRODUCTION: Long-term outcome studies in Takayasu arteritis (TA) are few and limited by small sample size. In this study, we analysed the outcome of treatment in a large series of TA patients with a minimum follow-up period of ≥12 months by objective instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with TA satisfying the 1990 ACR, Ishikawa's, Sharma's or EULAR/PRESS criteria were recruited from our clinics between 1998 and 2016. Only patients with a minimum follow up of 12 months were studied...
September 30, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102157/the-ultrasound-clinical-arthritis-activity-us-clara-index-properties-of-a-new-composite-disease-activity-index-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Fausto Salaffi, Marco Di Carlo, Florenzo Iannone, Anna Laura Fedele, Oscar Massimiliano Epis, Raffaele Pellerito, Rosario Foti, Giuseppe Passiu, Leonardo Punzi, Federica Furini, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Antonio Carletto, Elisa Gremese, Giovanni Lapadula, Gianfranco Ferraccioli
OBJECTIVE: To assess validity, responsiveness and interpretability of the UltraSound-CLinical ARthritis Activity (US-CLARA) index in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: In this longitudinal study were involved RA patients starting treatment with abatacept. Subjects were followed along three visits in the first 6 months of therapy and underwent a comprehensive clinimetric evaluation. Validity was explored correlating the baseline scores and the cumulative inflammatory burden of the US-CLARA with the other composite indices applied...
September 28, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054295/diagnostic-accuracy-of-ultrasound-in-patients-with-gout-a-meta-analysis
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Young Ho Lee, Gwan Gyu Song
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of ultrasound (US) for patients with gout. METHODS: We searched the Medline, Embase, Pubmed, and Cochrane Library databases, and performed a meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of US according to the double contour sign, tophus, snowstorm, or bony erosion in patients with gout. RESULTS: In total, 11 studies including 938 patients with gout, and 788 controls (patients with nongout inflammatory arthritis) were available for the meta-analysis...
September 28, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110911/blau-syndrome-with-good-reponses-to-tocilizumab-a-case-report-and-focused-literature-review
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Li Lu, Min Shen, Dongbin Jiang, Yanmin Li, Xiaolong Zheng, Yao Li, Zhixun Li, Leilei Zhang, Jungen Tang, Yanke Guo, Shengyun Liu, Zhaohui Zheng, Guanmin Gao, Quancheng Kan
OBJECTIVES: Blau syndrome (BS), a rare auto-inflammatory granulomatous disease, is a progressive disorder. Usually the maintenance dose of glucocorticoid may not be tapered below 15 mg per day while immunosuppressives is used. There has been some experience with biologic agents in refractory BS patients. The objective of this study is to describe the case of a BS patient benefiting from Tocilizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against interleukin 6 receptor. METHODS: We report the first Chinese patient with BS who was resistant to currently available therapies but had rapid quiescence after using Tocilizumab...
September 25, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122245/methods-for-segmentation-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-bone-erosions-in-high-resolution-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-hr-pqct
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Camille P Figueiredo, Arnd Kleyer, David Simon, Fabian Stemmler, Isabelle d'Oliveira, Anja Weissenfels, Oleg Museyko, Andreas Friedberger, Axel J Hueber, Judith Haschka, Matthias Englbrecht, Rosa M R Pereira, Juergen Rech, Georg Schett, Klaus Engelke
OBJECTIVE: The comparison between different techniques to quantify the 3-dimensional size of inflammatory bone erosions in rheumatoid arthritis(RA) patients. METHODS: Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody(ACPA) positive RA patients received high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) scans of the metacarpophalangeal joints (MCP). Erosions were measured by three different segmentation techniques: (1) manual method with calculation by half-ellipsoid formula, (2) semi-automated modified Evaluation Script for Erosions (mESE), and (3) semi-automated Medical Image Analysis Framework (MIAF) software...
September 23, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056348/international-patellofemoral-osteoarthritis-consortium-consensus-statement-on-the-diagnosis-burden-outcome-measures-prognosis-risk-factors-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Marienke van Middelkoop, Kim L Bennell, Michael J Callaghan, Natalie J Collins, Philip G Conaghan, Kay M Crossley, Joost J F A Eijkenboom, Rianne A van der Heijden, Rana S Hinman, David J Hunter, Duncan E Meuffels, Kathryn Mills, Edwin H G Oei, Jos Runhaar, Dieuwke Schiphof, Joshua J Stefanik, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra
OBJECTIVE: To present the current status of knowledge in the field of patellofemoral (PF) osteoarthritis (OA) and formulate a research agenda in order to guide future research on this topic. DESIGN: A 1-day meeting was organized with the aim to bring together international experts in the field to discuss the current state of knowledge on PF OA. Experts from multiple disciplines were invited based on their scientific publications in the field of PF OA and interest in the subject...
September 23, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055489/association-between-nice-guidance-on-biologic-therapies-with-rates-of-hip-and-knee-replacement-among-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-in-england-and-wales-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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Samuel Hawley, René Cordtz, Lene Dreyer, Christopher J Edwards, Nigel K Arden, Antonella Delmestri, Alan Silman, Cyrus Cooper, Andrew Judge, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the impact of NICE approval of tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) therapies on the incidence of total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in England and Wales. METHODS: Primary care data [Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)] for the study period (1995-2014) were used to identify incident adult RA patients. The age and sex-standardised 5-year incidence of THR and TKR was calculated separately for RA patients diagnosed in each six-months between 1995-2009...
September 23, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037522/rheumatoid-arthritis-and-risk-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-or-asthma-among-women-a-marginal-structural-model-analysis-in-the-nurses-health-study
#15
Jeffrey A Sparks, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Carlos A Camargo, Medha Barbhaiya, Sara K Tedeschi, Karen H Costenbader, Benjamin A Raby, Hyon K Choi, Elizabeth W Karlson
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether RA increases risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma independent of factors occurring before RA onset or mediating these respiratory morbidities after diagnosis, such as cigarette smoking. METHODS: Within the prospective Nurses' Health Study (n = 121,701 women; 1976-2014), we identified an incident RA cohort and matched each woman with RA to 10 comparators without RA by age and year at index date of RA diagnosis, excluding women with COPD or asthma at baseline...
September 18, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037523/a-systematic-review-of-measurement-properties-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-psoriatic-arthritis-a-grappa-omeract-initiative
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REVIEW
Pil Højgaard, Louise Klokker, Ana-Maria Orbai, Kim Holmsted, Else M Bartels, Ying Ying Leung, Niti Goel, Maarten de Wit, Dafna D Gladman, Philip Mease, Lene Dreyer, Lars E Kristensen, Oliver FitzGerald, William Tillett, Laure Gossec, Philip Helliwell, Vibeke Strand, Alexis Ogdie, Caroline B Terwee, Robin Christensen
BACKGROUND: An updated psoriatic arthritis (PsA) core outcome set (COS) for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was endorsed at the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) meeting in 2016. OBJECTIVES: To synthesize the evidence on measurement properties of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for PsA and thereby contribute to development of a PsA core outcome measurement set (COMS) as described by the OMERACT Filter 2.0. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in EMBASE, MEDLINE and PsycINFO on Jan 1, 2017 to identify full-text articles with an aim of assessing the measurement properties of PROMs in PsA...
September 9, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061443/outcomes-of-lupus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-primary-dengue-infection-a-seven-year-report-from-brazil
#17
Mirhelen Mendes de Abreu, Alexandre Cristovão Maiorano, Sara K Tedeschi, Kazuki Yoshida, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Daniel H Solomon
OBJECTIVE: We described the clinical profile and outcomes of patients with SLE and RA diseases reported to the Brazilian Health Information System with primary dengue infection. METHODS: Databases from the Brazilian Public Health Informatics System (SUS) were linked as the source of information. Three databases comprising different longitudinal information of lupus or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients under treatment and care through the Brazilian Health System were linked...
September 8, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037524/t-regulatory-cells-triumph-of-perseverance-the-crafoord-prize-for-polyarthritis-in-2017
#18
REVIEW
Frank A Wollheim
The Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis ranks as one of the most prestigious prizes and can be awarded only if the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences decides the likelihood of prize worthy progress in the field, and at most every 4th year. This has happened only four times since 1982. This year the 5th Laureates were Shimon Sakaguchi, Fred Ramsdell, and Alexander Rudensky with the motivation "for their discoveries relating to regulatory T cells, which counteract harmful immune reactions in arthritis and other autoimmune diseases"...
September 6, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967430/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-the-follow-up-of-large-vessel-vasculitis-a-study-of-37-consecutive-patients
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Isabel Martínez-Rodríguez, Mikel Jiménez-Alonso, Remedios Quirce, Julio Jiménez-Bonilla, Néstor Martínez-Amador, María De Arcocha-Torres, Javier Loricera, Ricardo Blanco, Miguel Á González-Gay, Ignacio Banzo
OBJECTIVE: (18)F-FDG PET/CT has proved to be of potential value for early diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitis (LVV), which frequently involves the aorta. However, its role in the follow-up of these patients has not been well established. Our aim was to evaluate the contribution of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in this clinical situation. METHODS: This study included 37 consecutive patients (28 women, 66.5 ± 9.9 years) with an initial (18)F-FDG PET/CT positive for LVV and a mean ± standard deviation follow-up PET/CT of 7...
August 31, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941552/race-sex-and-risk-factors-in-radiographic-worsening-of-knee-osteoarthritis
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Ernest R Vina, Di Ran, Erin L Ashbeck, Charles Ratzlaff, C Kent Kwoh
OBJECTIVES: Characterize radiographic worsening in knee osteoarthritis (KOA) by race and sex over 4 years and evaluate the role of established risk factors in observed race/sex differences. METHODS: Whites (WHs) (694 males and 929 females) and African-Americans (AAs) (92 males and 167 females) at risk for radiographic KOA were eligible. Cox shared frailty models were used to estimate race and sex group differences in radiographic worsening, defined by Kellgren-Lawrence (K-L) and OARSI joint space narrowing (JSN)...
August 31, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
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