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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202747/nurse-led-care-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-of-the-effect-on-quality-of-care
#1
Stephanie Garner, Elena Lopatina, James A Rankin, Deborah A Marshall
OBJECTIVE: In the nurse-led care (NLC) model, nurses take on the primary responsibility for patient management. We systematically assessed the effect of NLC for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on multiple dimensions of quality of care from the Alberta Quality of Care Matrix for Health. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINAHL from 1950 to January 2015. English-language studies were included if they reported on NLC for patients with RA and assessed 1 or more dimensions of quality (effectiveness, acceptability, efficiency, accessibility, appropriateness, and safety)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202746/methodological-quality-of-studies-of-endstage-renal-disease-in-lupus-nephritis-1970-to-2015
#2
Maria G Tektonidou, Michael M Ward
OBJECTIVE: To examine trends in methodological quality of studies of endstage renal disease risk in lupus nephritis, 1970-2015. METHODS: We assessed quality using the Newcastle-Ottawa scale for observational studies, and the Cochrane Collaboration's risk-of-bias tool for trials. RESULTS: In observational studies, description of enrollment criteria was high but decreased over time. Adequacy of followup was low but improved. Inception cohorts and community-based studies were uncommon...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202745/plasma-levels-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-are-associated-with-anti-tnf-responsiveness-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-inhibit-the-etanercept-driven-rise-in-th17-cell-differentiation-in-vitro
#3
Louisa Jeffery, Helena L Fisk, Philip C Calder, Andrew Filer, Karim Raza, Christopher D Buckley, Iain McInnes, Peter C Taylor, Benjamin A Fisher
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether levels of plasma n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are associated with response to antitumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and whether this putative effect may have its basis in altering anti-TNF-driven Th17 cell differentiation. METHODS: Plasma was collected at baseline and after 3 months of anti-TNF treatment in 22 patients with established RA, and fatty acid composition of the phosphatidylcholine (PC) component was measured...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202744/a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-radiographic-ankle-osteoarthritis-frequency-and-associated-factors-the-johnston-county-osteoarthritis-project
#4
Shahmeer Lateef, Yvonne M Golightly, Jordan B Renner, Joanne M Jordan, Amanda E Nelson
OBJECTIVE: Because there are no epidemiologic data regarding the frequency of ankle osteoarthritis (OA) in a general population, we sought to analyze this disabling condition in a large, well-characterized, community-based cohort of older individuals. METHODS: Cross-sectional data, including ankle radiographs, were from the most recent data collection (2013-2015) of the Johnston County OA Project. Radiographic ankle OA (rAOA) was defined as a Kellgren-Lawrence arthritis grading scale of ≥ 2 on weight-bearing lateral and mortise radiographs...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202743/the-cost-effectiveness-of-sequences-of-biological-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drug-treatment-in-england-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-who-can-tolerate-methotrexate
#5
Matt D Stevenson, Allan J Wailoo, Jonathan C Tosh, Monica Hernandez-Alava, Laura A Gibson, John W Stevens, Rachel J Archer, Emma L Simpson, Emma S Hock, Adam Young, David L Scott
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether strategies of treatment with a biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (bDMARD) are cost-effective in an English setting. Results are presented for those patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and those with severe RA. METHODS: An economic model to assess the cost-effectiveness of 7 bDMARD was developed. A systematic literature review and network metaanalysis was undertaken to establish relative clinical effectiveness...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202742/invalidation-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-clinical-and-psychological-framework
#6
Mariana Galante Santiago, Andréa Marques, Marianne Kool, Rinie Geenen, José António P da Silva
OBJECTIVE: The term "invalidation" refers to the patients' perception that their medical condition is not recognized by the social environment. Invalidation can be a major issue in patients' lives, adding a significant burden to symptoms and limitations while increasing the risk of physical and psychological disability. In this study in patients with rheumatic diseases, we investigated the relationship between invalidation and sociodemographic, clinical, psychological, and personality characteristics...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202741/seasonal-influence-on-the-risk-of-relapse-at-a-rise-of-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibodies-in-vasculitis-patients-with-renal-involvement
#7
Michael J Kemna, Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Kelly Broen, Sjoerd A M E G Timmermans, Pieter van Paassen, Jan G M C Damoiseaux
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for a relapse at the time of an increase in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) in patients with renal ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). METHODS: All patients between January 2000 and November 2011 with renal AAV having an ANCA rise during remission were included. Differences in time to relapse since the ANCA rise were assessed using a Cox regression model. The level of 25-hydroxy Vitamin D (25(OH)D) was assessed at the ANCA rise and at a subsequent relapse or time-matched during remission...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202740/health-equity-considerations-for-developing-and-reporting-patient-reported-outcomes-in-clinical-trials-a-report-from-the-omeract-equity-special-interest-group
#8
Jennifer Petkovic, Jennifer L Barton, Caroline Flurey, Niti Goel, Christie M Bartels, Cheryl Barnabe, Maarten P T de Wit, Anne Lyddiatt, Diane Lacaille, Vivian Welch, Annelies Boonen, Beverley Shea, Robin Christensen, Lara J Maxwell, Willemina Campbell, Janet Jull, Karine Toupin-April, Jasvinder A Singh, Charles H Goldsmith, Antoine G Sreih, Christoph Pohl, Catherine Hofstetter, Dorcas E Beaton, Rachelle Buchbinder, Francis Guillemin, Peter S Tugwell
OBJECTIVE: Despite advances integrating patient-centered outcomes into rheumatologic studies, concerns remain regarding their representativeness across diverse patient groups and how this affects equity. The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Equity Working Group aims to determine whether and how to address equity issues within the core outcome sets of domains and instruments. METHODS: We surveyed current and previous OMERACT meeting attendees and members of the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Group regarding whether to address equity issues within the OMERACT Filter 2...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202739/anti-hmgcr-autoantibodies-in-juvenile-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies-identify-a-rare-but-clinically-important-subset-of-patients
#9
Sarah L Tansley, Zoe E Betteridge, Stefania Simou, Thomas S Jacques, Clarissa Pilkington, Mark Wood, Kishore Warrier, Lucy R Wedderburn, Neil J McHugh
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to establish the prevalence and clinical associations of anti-HMG-CoA-reductase (anti-HMGCR) in a large UK cohort with juvenile myositis. METHODS: There were 381 patients investigated for anti-HMGCR using ELISA. RESULTS: Anti-HMGCR autoantibodies were detected in 4 patients (1%). These children had no or minimal rash and significant muscle disease. Muscle biopsies were considered distinctive, with widespread variation in fiber size, necrotic fibers, and chronic inflammatory cell infiltrates; all had prolonged elevation of creatine kinase and all ultimately received biologic therapies...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202738/longterm-outcomes-of-renal-artery-involvement-in-takayasu-arteritis
#10
Seokchan Hong, Byeongzu Ghang, Yong-Gil Kim, Chang-Keun Lee, Bin Yoo
OBJECTIVE: Takayasu arteritis (TA) involving the renal artery can result in hypertension (HTN), renal dysfunction, and premature death. The aim of this study was to investigate the longterm outcomes and factors that predict outcomes in patients with TA with renal artery stenosis. METHODS: The medical records of patients diagnosed with TA between January 1997 and December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Renal artery involvement was based on computed tomography and/or angiography findings...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202737/the-association-between-obesity-and-clinical-features-of-psoriatic-arthritis-a-case-control-study
#11
Lihi Eder, Fatima Abji, Cheryl F Rosen, Vinod Chandran, Dafna D Gladman
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether obesity is associated with distinct psoriatic arthritis (PsA) features and whether it interacts with PsA HLA susceptibility alleles. METHODS: Patients with early PsA were compared with patients with psoriasis without arthritis (PsC). The primary predictor was the body mass index (BMI) at the first visit to the clinic. The clinical features across 3 BMI groups were compared by linear trend test and Cochrane-Armitage trend test. The interaction between BMI and HLA risk alleles for psoriatic disease (HLA-B*27, B*3901, B*3801, B*0801, B*4402, B*4403, and C*0602) were assessed using logistic regression analysis...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148701/need-for-improvement-in-current-treatment-of-psoriatic-arthritis-study-of-an-outpatient-clinic-population
#12
Brigitte Michelsen, Andreas P Diamantopoulos, Hege Kilander Høiberg, Dag Magnar Soldal, Arthur Kavanaugh, Glenn Haugeberg
OBJECTIVE: To explore the burden of skin, joint, and entheses manifestations in a representative psoriatic arthritis (PsA) outpatient cohort in the biologic treatment era. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 141 PsA outpatients fulfilling the ClASsification for Psoriatic ARthritis (CASPAR) criteria and examined between January 2013 and May 2014. Selected disease activity measures were explored including Disease Activity index for PSoriatic Arthritis (DAPSA), Composite Psoriatic Disease Activity Index (CPDAI), Psoriatic Arthritis Disease Activity Score (PASDAS), Disease Activity Score for 28 joints (DAS28), Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI), and Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148700/the-omeract-ultrasound-group-a-report-from-the-omeract-2016-meeting-and-perspectives
#13
Lene Terslev, Annamaria Iagnocco, George A W Bruyn, Esperanza Naredo, Jelena Vojinovic, Paz Collado, Nemanja Damjanov, Andrew Filer, Georgios Filippou, Stephanie Finzel, Frederique Gandjbakhch, Kei Ikeda, Helen I Keen, Marion C Kortekaas, Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Sarah Ohrndorf, Carlos Pineda, Viviana Ravagnani, Bethan Richards, Ilfita Sahbudin, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Heidi J Siddle, Maria S Stoenoiu, Marcin Szkudlarek, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino
OBJECTIVE: To provide an update from the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Ultrasound Working Group on the progress for defining ultrasound (US) minimal disease activity threshold at joint level in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and for standardization of US application in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: For minimal disease activity, healthy controls (HC) and patients with early arthritis (EA) who were naive to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs were recruited from 2 centers...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148699/serum-uric-acid-and-the-risk-of-incident-and-recurrent-gout-a-systematic-review
#14
Aki Shiozawa, Shelagh M Szabo, Anna Bolzani, Antoinette Cheung, Hyon K Choi
OBJECTIVE: Lowering serum uric acid (SUA) levels can essentially cure gout; however, this is not widely practiced. To summarize epidemiologic evidence related to this causal link, we conducted a systematic review of the published literature reporting the association between SUA level and incident and recurrent gout (i.e., gout flares). METHODS: We systematically searched Medline, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews using separate search strategies for incident gout and recurrent gout...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148698/the-juvenile-psoriatic-arthritis-cohort-in-the-carra-registry-clinical-characteristics-classification-and-outcomes
#15
Devy Zisman, Dafna D Gladman, Matthew L Stoll, Vibeke Strand, Idit Lavi, Joyce J Hsu, Elizabeth D Mellins
OBJECTIVE: Children with clinically diagnosed juvenile psoriatic arthritis (JPsA) who were enrolled in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) registry (CARRA-JPsA) were classified according to pediatric International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) and adult criteria [Classification criteria for Psoriatic Arthritis (CASPAR)]. Data on demographic and clinical features at baseline and 1-year followup were analyzed and compared. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis was performed of CARRA-JPsA patients enrolled between May 2010 and December 2013 and stratified according to age at disease onset (≤ or > 4 yrs)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148697/updating-the-psoriatic-arthritis-psa-core-domain-set-a-report-from-the-psa-workshop-at-omeract-2016
#16
Ana-Maria Orbai, Maarten de Wit, Philip J Mease, Kristina Callis Duffin, Musaab Elmamoun, William Tillett, Willemina Campbell, Oliver FitzGerald, Dafna D Gladman, Niti Goel, Laure Gossec, Pil Hoejgaard, Ying Ying Leung, Chris Lindsay, Vibeke Strand, Désirée M van der Heijde, Bev Shea, Robin Christensen, Laura Coates, Lihi Eder, Neil McHugh, Umut Kalyoncu, Ingrid Steinkoenig, Alexis Ogdie
OBJECTIVE: To include the patient perspective in accordance with the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Filter 2.0 in the updated Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Core Domain Set for randomized controlled trials (RCT) and longitudinal observational studies (LOS). METHODS: At OMERACT 2016, research conducted to update the PsA Core Domain Set was presented and discussed in breakout groups. The updated PsA Core Domain Set was voted on and endorsed by OMERACT participants...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148696/attitudes-and-approaches-for-withdrawing-drugs-for-children-with-clinically-inactive-nonsystemic-jia-a-survey-of-the-childhood-arthritis-and-rheumatology-research-alliance
#17
Daniel B Horton, Karen B Onel, Timothy Beukelman, Sarah Ringold
OBJECTIVE: To assess the attitudes and strategies of pediatric rheumatology clinicians toward withdrawing medications for children with clinically inactive juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: Members of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) completed an anonymous electronic survey on decision making and approaches for withdrawing medications for inactive nonsystemic JIA. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. RESULTS: Of 388 clinicians in CARRA, 124 completed surveys (32%), predominantly attending pediatric rheumatologists...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148695/the-risk-of-developing-diabetes-mellitus-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-a-cohort-study
#18
Lihi Eder, Vinod Chandran, Richard Cook, Dafna D Gladman
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in comparison with the general population and to assess whether the level of disease activity over time predicts the development of DM in these patients. METHODS: A cohort analysis was conducted in patients followed in a large PsA clinic from 1978 to 2014. The prevalence of DM in the patients was compared with the general population of Ontario, Canada, and the age-standardized prevalence ratio (SPR) was calculated...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148694/myalgia-in-patients-with-dermatomyositis-and-polymyositis-is-attributable-to-fasciitis-rather-than-myositis-a-retrospective-study-of-32-patients-who-underwent-histopathological-examinations
#19
Kentaro Noda, Ken Yoshida, Taro Ukichi, Kazuhiro Furuya, Kenichiro Hirai, Isamu Kingetsu, Daitaro Kurosaka
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between fasciitis and the clinical variables in patients with dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 32 patients (24 DM, 8 PM) with newly diagnosed DM and PM and in whom fascia and muscle specimens were histopathologically examined. The relationship between fasciitis and the clinical variables was statistically analyzed. These included age, sex, myalgia, muscle weakness, creatine kinase (CK) and aldolase activities, anti-Jo1 antibody, interstitial lung disease, and malignancy...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089985/giant-cell-arteritis-related-stroke-a-retrospective-multicenter-case-control-study
#20
Hubert de Boysson, Eric Liozon, Delphine Larivière, Maxime Samson, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Jonathan Boutemy, Gwénola Maigné, Nicolas Martin Silva, Kim Ly, Emmanuel Touzé, Bernard Bonnotte, Achille Aouba, Karim Sacré, Boris Bienvenu
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to describe patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA)-related stroke and to compare them with a control group of GCA patients without stroke. METHODS: We created a retrospective multicenter cohort of patients with (1) GCA diagnosed according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria between 1995 and 2015, and (2) stroke occurring at the time of GCA diagnosis or occurring within 4 weeks of starting GCA therapy. The control group consisted of GCA patients without stroke...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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