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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620065/critical-outcomes-in-longitudinal-observational-studies-and-registries-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-an-omeract-special-interest-group-report
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Natalia V Zamora, Robin Christensen, Niti Goel, Louise Klokker, Maria A Lopez-Olivo, Lars E Kristensen, Loreto Carmona, Vibeke Strand, Jeffrey R Curtis, Maria E Suarez-Almazor
OBJECTIVE: Outcomes important to patients are those that are relevant to their well-being, including quality of life, morbid endpoints, and death. These outcomes often occur over the longterm and can be identified in prospective longitudinal observational studies (PLOS). There are no standards for which outcome domains should be considered. Our overarching goal is to identify critical longterm outcome domains for patients with rheumatic diseases, and to develop a conceptual framework to measure and classify them within the scope of OMERACT Filter 2...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620064/sleep-disturbance-in-psoriatic-disease-prevalence-and-associated-factors
#2
Ian T Y Wong, Vinod Chandran, Suzanne Li, Dafna D Gladman
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the prevalence and quality of sleep in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and those with psoriasis without PsA (PsC) followed in the same center, to identify factors associated with sleep disturbance, and to compare findings to those of healthy controls (HC). METHODS: The study included 113 PsA [ClASsification for Psoriatic ARthritis (CASPAR) criteria] and 62 PsC (PsA excluded by a rheumatologist) patients and 52 HC. Clinical variables were collected using a standard protocol...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620063/clinical-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-psa-by-body-surface-area-affected-by-psoriasis-results-from-the-corrona-psa-spondyloarthritis-registry
#3
Philip J Mease, Chitra Karki, Jacqueline B Palmer, Carol J Etzel, Arthur Kavanaugh, Christopher T Ritchlin, Wendi Malley, Vivian Herrera, Melody Tran, Jeffrey D Greenberg
OBJECTIVE: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is commonly comorbid with psoriasis; the extent of skin lesions is a major contributor to psoriatic disease severity/burden. We evaluated whether extent of skin involvement with psoriasis [body surface area (BSA) > 3% vs ≤ 3%] affects overall clinical and patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in patients with PsA. METHODS: Using the Corrona PsA/Spondyloarthritis Registry, patient characteristics, disease activity, and PRO at registry enrollment were assessed for patients with PsA aged ≥ 18 years with BSA > 3% versus ≤ 3%...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620062/urine-biomarkers-to-predict-response-to-lupus-nephritis-therapy-in-children-and-young-adults
#4
Hermine I Brunner, Michael R Bennett, Gaurav Gulati, Khalid Abulaban, Marisa S Klein-Gitelman, Stacy P Ardoin, Lori B Tucker, Kelly A Rouster-Stevens, David Witte, Jun Ying, Prasad Devarajan
OBJECTIVE: To delineate urine biomarkers that forecast response to therapy of lupus nephritis (LN). METHODS: Starting from the time of kidney biopsy, patients with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus who were diagnosed with LN were studied serially. Levels of 15 biomarkers were measured in random spot urine samples, including adiponectin, α-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP), ceruloplasmin, hemopexin, hepcidin, kidney injury molecule 1, monocyte chemotactic protein-1, lipocalin-like prostaglandin D synthase (LPGDS), transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), transferrin, and vitamin D binding protein (VDBP)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620061/whole-body-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-inflammatory-arthritis-systematic-literature-review-and-first-steps-toward-standardization-and-an-omeract-scoring-system
#5
Mikkel Østergaard, Iris Eshed, Christian E Althoff, Rene P Poggenborg, Torsten Diekhoff, Simon Krabbe, Sabine Weckbach, Robert G W Lambert, Susanne J Pedersen, Walter P Maksymowych, Charles G Peterfy, Jane Freeston, Paul Bird, Philip G Conaghan, Kay-Geert A Hermann
OBJECTIVE: Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) is a relatively new technique that can enable assessment of the overall inflammatory status of people with arthritis, but standards for image acquisition, definitions of key pathologies, and a quantification system are required. Our aim was to perform a systematic literature review (SLR) and to develop consensus definitions of key pathologies, anatomical locations for assessment, a set of MRI sequences and imaging planes for the different body regions, and a preliminary scoring system for WB-MRI in inflammatory arthritis...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620060/hospitalizations-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-an-academic-health-science-center
#6
Kaien Gu, Dafna D Gladman, Jiandong Su, Murray B Urowitz
OBJECTIVE: Hospitalization occurs in about 10% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) each year and accounts for most of the direct cost of SLE patient care. We aimed to determine the frequency of admissions of patients with SLE and describe their causes and outcomes. METHODS: We identified all hospitalizations at University Health Network in the periods 2011-2012 and 2013-2015 with an International Classification of Diseases, 10th ed. code of M32 (SLE)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620059/anakinra-in-a-cohort-of-children-with-chronic-nonbacterial-osteomyelitis
#7
Manuela Pardeo, Denise Pires Marafon, Virginia Messia, Maria Carmen Garganese, Fabrizio De Benedetti, Antonella Insalaco
OBJECTIVE: To report efficacy and safety in patients with chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CNO) unresponsive to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAID) and bisphosphonates and/or glucocorticoids treated with anakinra. METHODS: Nine patients (6 females) with refractory CNO were treated with anakinra for at least 6 months. We recorded, at baseline and after 6 months of treatment, clinical and laboratory features, and number and distribution of bone lesions detected by 99mTc-MDP bone scintigraphy...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572470/risk-of-knee-osteoarthritis-over-24-months-in-individuals-who-decrease-walking-speed-during-a-12-month-period-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
#8
Mackenzie M Herzog, Jeffrey B Driban, Nicole M Cattano, Kenneth L Cameron, Timothy W Tourville, Stephen W Marshall, Brian Pietrosimone
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between change in walking speed over a 12-month period and risk of developing radiographic knee osteoarthritis (rKOA) over a 24-month period. METHODS: We included participants without rKOA from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Change in walking speed was determined from a 20-m walk assessment, calculated using walking speed at 12-month followup minus baseline speed and/or 24-month followup walking speed minus 12-month speed. Incident rKOA was defined as progressing to Kellgren-Lawrence arthritis grading scale ≥ 2 within 24 months (i...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572469/magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-of-the-knee-as-an-outcome-measure-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-an-omeract-reliability-study-on-mri-scales
#9
Robert Hemke, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Charlotte M Nusman, Marion A J van Rossum, Mario Maas, Andrea S Doria
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing evidence that early therapeutic intervention improves longterm joint outcome in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Given the existence of highly effective treatments, there is an urgent need for reliable and accurate measures of disease activity and joint damage in JIA. Our objective was to assess the reliability of 2 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scoring methods: the Juvenile Arthritis MRI Scoring (JAMRIS) system and the International Prophylaxis Study Group (IPSG) consensus score, for evaluating disease status of the knee in patients with JIA...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572468/longterm-prognosis-of-121-patients-with-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-in-japan
#10
Naomi Tsurikisawa, Chiyako Oshikata, Arisa Kinoshita, Takahiro Tsuburai, Hiroshi Saito
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the risk factors for relapse or prognosis of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) in Japanese patients presenting to our hospital. METHODS: From June 1999 through March 2015, we retrospectively recruited 121 patients with EGPA according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria. Frequent relapse was defined as disease occurrence at least once every 2 years after a period of initial remission. The study endpoint was the last examination performed...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572467/comparison-of-composite-indices-tailored-for-psoriatic-arthritis-treated-with-csdmard-and-bdmard-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-a-longitudinal-cohort
#11
Ennio Lubrano, Antonia De Socio, Fabio Massimo Perrotta
OBJECTIVE: In a complex disease such as psoriatic arthritis (PsA), several methods are available to define remission or low disease activity (LDA), including the assessment of different clinical features. The aim of this study was to compare the composite indices tailored for PsA in patients treated with conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARD) and biological DMARD (bDMARD). METHODS: Patients with PsA classified with the ClASsification criteria for Psoriatic ARthritis criteria and with > 6 months followup treated with first csDMARD and bDMARD were consecutively enrolled...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572466/longterm-outcome-of-patients-with-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
#12
Mara Taraborelli, Rossella Reggia, Francesca Dall'Ara, Micaela Fredi, Laura Andreoli, Maria Gerosa, Ariela Hoxha, Laura Massaro, Marta Tonello, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Patrice Cacoub, Franco Franceschini, Pier Luigi Meroni, Jean Charles Piette, Amelia Ruffatti, Guido Valesini, Eon Nigel Harris, Angela Tincani
OBJECTIVE: To assess the longterm frequency of thrombotic recurrences, obstetrical complications, organ damage, severe comorbidities, and evolution toward connective tissue disease (CTD) in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS). METHODS: Medical records of patients with PAPS followed in 6 centers for ≥ 15 years were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: One hundred fifteen patients were studied: 88% women, followed between 1983 and 2014 with a mean (± SD) age at diagnosis of 33 (± 10) years...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572465/relationship-between-polymorphisms-in-methotrexate-pathway-genes-and-outcome-of-methotrexate-treatment-in-a-cohort-of-119-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#13
Mojca Zajc Avramovič, Vita Dolžan, Nataša Toplak, Meta Accetto, Lara Lusa, Tadej Avčin
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical and pharmacogenetic determinants of efficacy and toxicity of methotrexate (MTX) in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) over time. METHODS: A cohort of 119 consecutive patients with JIA treated with MTX was reviewed. The Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score including 71 joints was used to measure disease activity. Nonresponders were patients who did not reach a minimum of 30% improvement after 6 months of treatment or were switched to biologic drugs in the first 6 months because of inefficacy...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572464/a-comparative-evaluation-of-the-2011-and-2016-criteria-for-fibromyalgia
#14
Jacob N Ablin, Frederick Wolfe
OBJECTIVE: In 2016, a revised version of the 2010 American College of Rheumatology fibromyalgia (FM) criteria and the 2011 self-report (survey) FM criteria were published. The 2016 criteria preserved the distinction between physician and patient criteria, but made the individual criteria items identical, added a "generalized pain" criterion, and changed ascertainment and scoring methods, among other changes. In this study, we evaluated diagnostic differences relating to 2016 changes. METHODS: We used the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases and evaluated 16,987 participants with painful rheumatic disorders using the 2011 and 2016 methodologies...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572463/cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-disease-characteristics-are-consistently-associated-with-arterial-function-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
Sule Gunter, Chanel Robinson, Gavin R Norton, Angela J Woodiwiss, Linda Tsang, Patrick H Dessein, Aletta M E Millen
OBJECTIVE: Arterial properties influence cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. We identified potential determinants of arterial function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Relationships of traditional cardiovascular risk factors and RA characteristics with arterial stiffness (pulse wave velocity), wave reflection (augmentation index, reflected wave pressure, and reflection magnitude), and pressure pulsatility (central systolic and pulse pressure, peripheral pulse pressure, pulse pressure amplification, and forward wave pressure) were identified in multivariable backward regression models among 177 patients without established CVD (118 white, 32 Asian, 22 black, 5 mixed ancestry)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572462/development-and-reliability-of-a-preliminary-foot-osteoarthritis-magnetic-resonance-imaging-score
#16
Jill Halstead, Carmen Martín-Hervás, Elizabeth M A Hensor, Dennis McGonagle, Anne-Maree Keenan, Anthony C Redmond, Philip G Conaghan
OBJECTIVE: Foot osteoarthritis (OA) is very common but underinvestigated musculoskeletal condition and there is little consensus as to common magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features. The aim of this study was to develop a preliminary foot OA MRI score (FOAMRIS) and evaluate its reliability. METHODS: This preliminary semiquantitative score included the hindfoot, midfoot, and metatarsophalangeal joints. Joints were scored for joint space narrowing (JSN; 0-3), osteophytes (0-3), joint effusion/synovitis, and bone cysts (present/absent)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572461/the-effects-of-5-year-etanercept-therapy-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis
#17
Rabia Agca, Maaike Heslinga, Eva L Kneepkens, Carlo van Dongen, Michael T Nurmohamed
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of etanercept (ETN) on lipid metabolism and other known cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: In an observational cohort of 118 consecutive patients with PsA, CVD risk factors were assessed over 5 years. Mixed-model analyses were performed to investigate the effects of ETN therapy on CVD risk factors over time. RESULTS: Disease Activity Score in 28 joints, C-reactive protein (CRP), and erythrocyte sedimentation rate decreased during therapy with ETN...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507188/cryoglobulinemia-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-a-disease-subset-that-links-higher-systemic-disease-activity-autoimmunity-and-local-b-cell-proliferation-in-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue
#18
Luca Quartuccio, Chiara Baldini, Roberta Priori, Elena Bartoloni, Francesco Carubbi, Alessia Alunno, Saviana Gandolfo, Serena Colafrancesco, Roberto Giacomelli, Roberto Gerli, Guido Valesini, Stefano Bombardieri, Salvatore De Vita
OBJECTIVE: To compare systemic disease activity by validated tools, i.e., the European League Against Rheumatism Sjögren Syndrome Disease Activity Index (ESSDAI) and the Clinical ESSDAI (ClinESSDAI) scores, between primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) with positive serum cryoglobulins and pSS without serum cryoglobulins. METHODS: There were 825 consecutive patients with pSS who were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS: The ESSDAI and the ClinESSDAI scores were significantly higher in cryoglobulin-positive patients (p < 0...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507187/measuring-disease-exacerbation-and-flares-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-comparison-of-commonly-used-disease-activity-indices-and-individual-measures
#19
Martijn A H Oude Voshaar, Marjan Ghiti Moghadam, Harald E Vonkeman, Peter M Ten Klooster, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Janneke Tekstra, Henk Visser, Mart A F J van de Laar, Tim L Jansen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the utility of commonly used outcome measures for assessing disease exacerbation or flare in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Data from the Dutch Potential Optimalisation of (Expediency) and Effectiveness of Tumor necrosis factor-α blockers (POET) study, in which 462 patients discontinued their tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor, were used. The ability of different measures to discriminate between those with and without physician-reported flare or medication escalation at the 3-month visit (T2) was evaluated by calculating effect size (ES) statistics...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507186/zygapophyseal-joint-fusion-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-assessed-by-computed-tomography-associations-with-syndesmophytes-and-spinal-motion
#20
Sovira Tan, Jianhua Yao, John A Flynn, Lawrence Yao, Michael M Ward
OBJECTIVE: Because zygapophyseal joints (ZJ) are difficult to visualize on radiographs, little is known about the relationship of ZJ fusion to other features of spinal damage in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). We used computed tomography (CT) to investigate the concordance of ZJ fusion and syndesmophytes, and examined the contribution of both features to spinal motion. METHODS: We performed thoracolumbar CT scans (T10-T11 to L3-L4) on 55 patients. Two readers scored scans for ZJ fusion, which were compared to syndesmophyte height and extent of bridging, measured by computer algorithm at the same levels...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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