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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811356/clinical-characteristics-of-heart-involvement-in-chinese-patients-with-takayasu-arteritis
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Jing Li, Hongchao Li, Fei Sun, Zhe Chen, Yunjiao Yang, Jiuliang Zhao, Mengtao Li, Xinping Tian, Xiaofeng Zeng
OBJECTIVE: To understand the characteristics of heart involvement in Chinese patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA). METHODS: The medical charts of 411 patients with TA (325 women, 86 men) were retrospectively reviewed. The comparison of clinical manifestations was carried out between the patients with TA with (n = 164) and without (n = 247) heart involvement. RESULTS: The median age at disease onset was 23.0 years (18.0-30.0) in 411 patients with TA, and 23...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811355/evidence-for-updating-the-core-domain-set-of-outcome-measures-for-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-report-from-a-special-interest-group-at-omeract-2016
#2
Esi M Morgan, Meredith P Riebschleger, Jennifer Horonjeff, Alessandro Consolaro, Jane E Munro, Susan Thornhill, Timothy Beukelman, Hermine I Brunner, Emily L Creek, Julia G Harris, Daniel B Horton, Daniel J Lovell, Melissa L Mannion, Judyann C Olson, Homaira Rahimi, Maria Chiara Gallo, Serena Calandra, Angelo Ravelli, Sarah Ringold, Susan Shenoi, Jennifer Stinson, Karine Toupin-April, Vibeke Strand, Clifton O Bingham
OBJECTIVE: The current Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Core Set was developed in 1997 to identify the outcome measures to be used in JIA clinical trials using statistical and consensus-based techniques, but without patient involvement. The importance of patient/parent input into the research process has increasingly been recognized over the years. An Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) JIA Core Set Working Group was formed to determine whether the outcome domains of the current core set are relevant to those involved or whether the core set domains should be revised...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811354/safety-and-efficacy-of-baricitinib-through-128-weeks-in-an-open-label-longterm-extension-study-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Edward C Keystone, Mark C Genovese, Douglas E Schlichting, Inmaculada de la Torre, Scott D Beattie, Terence P Rooney, Peter C Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of baricitinib in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) up to 128 weeks in a phase IIb study (NCT01185353). METHODS: After a 24-week blinded period, eligible patients entered an initial 52-week open-label extension (OLE); patients receiving 8 mg once daily (QD) continued with that dose and all others received 4 mg QD. Doses could be escalated to 8 mg QD at 28 or 32 weeks at investigator discretion when ≥ 6 tender and ≥ 6 swollen joints were present...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811353/the-omeract-rheumatoid-arthritis-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-scoring-system-updated-recommendations-by-the-omeract-mri-in-arthritis-working-group
#4
Mikkel Østergaard, Charles G Peterfy, Paul Bird, Frédérique Gandjbakhch, Daniel Glinatsi, Iris Eshed, Espen A Haavardsholm, Siri Lillegraven, Pernille Bøyesen, Bo Ejbjerg, Violaine Foltz, Paul Emery, Harry K Genant, Philip G Conaghan
OBJECTIVE: The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scoring system (RAMRIS), evaluating bone erosion, bone marrow edema/osteitis, and synovitis, was introduced in 2002, and is now the standard method of objectively quantifying inflammation and damage by MRI in RA trials. The objective of this paper was to identify subsequent advances and based on them, to provide updated recommendations for the RAMRIS. METHODS: MRI studies relevant for RAMRIS and technical and scientific advances were analyzed by the OMERACT MRI in Arthritis Working Group, which used these data to provide updated considerations on image acquisition, RAMRIS definitions, and scoring systems for the original and new RA pathologies...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811352/patient-acceptable-symptom-state-in-knee-osteoarthritis-patients-succeeds-across-different-patient-reported-outcome-measures-assessing-physical-function-but-fails-across-other-dimensions-and-rheumatic-diseases
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Elien A M Mahler, Nadine Boers, Johannes W J Bijlsma, Frank H J van den Hoogen, Alfons A den Broeder, Cornelia H M van den Ende
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study are (1) to establish the Patient Acceptable Symptom State (PASS) cutoff values of different patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) assessing physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), and (2) to assess the influence of sex, age, duration of symptoms, and presence of depressive feelings on being in PASS. METHODS: Patients fulfilling the clinical American College of Rheumatology knee OA criteria received standardized nonsurgical treatment and completed different questionnaires at baseline and 3 months assessing physical function: Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score, Lequesne Algofunctional Index, Lower Extremity Functional Scale, numerical rating scale, and the physical function subscale of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811351/content-and-construct-validity-reliability-and-responsiveness-of-the-rheumatoid-arthritis-flare-questionnaire-omeract-2016-workshop-report
#6
Susan J Bartlett, Skye P Barbic, Vivian P Bykerk, Ernest H Choy, Rieke Alten, Robin Christensen, Alfons den Broeder, Bruno Fautrel, Daniel E Furst, Francis Guillemin, Sarah Hewlett, Amye L Leong, Anne Lyddiatt, Lyn March, Pamela Montie, Christoph Pohl, Marieke Scholte Voshaar, Thasia G Woodworth, Clifton O Bingham
OBJECTIVE: The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Flare Group was established to develop a reliable way to identify and measure RA flares in randomized controlled trials (RCT). Here, we summarized the development and field testing of the RA Flare Questionnaire (RA-FQ), and the voting results at OMERACT 2016. METHODS: Classic and modern psychometric methods were used to assess reliability, validity, sensitivity, factor structure, scoring, and thresholds...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765257/tenosynovial-giant-cell-tumor-incidence-prevalence-patient-characteristics-and-recurrence-a-registry-based-cohort-study-in-denmark
#7
Vera Ehrenstein, Søren L Andersen, Ibrahim Qazi, Neil Sankar, Alma B Pedersen, Robert Sikorski, John F Acquavella
OBJECTIVE: Tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT) is a rare benign proliferative and inflammatory disease arising from synovia of joints, bursae, or tendon sheaths. We aimed to estimate incidence rate and prevalence of TGCT in Denmark, to describe patient characteristics and treatment modalities among patients with TGCT, and to estimate risk of TGCT recurrence. METHODS: Using registry data on pathology examinations and inpatient and outpatient hospital diagnoses, we identified adult patients with diagnoses of diffuse TGCT (D-TGCT) or localized TGCT (L-TGCT) between 1997 and 2012, followed through 2012...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765256/engaging-stakeholders-and-promoting-uptake-of-omeract-core-outcome-instrument-sets
#8
Sean R Tunis, Lara J Maxwell, Ian D Graham, Beverley J Shea, Dorcas E Beaton, Clifton O Bingham, Peter Brooks, Philip G Conaghan, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Maarten P de Wit, Laure Gossec, Lyn M March, Lee S Simon, Jasvinder A Singh, Vibeke Strand, George A Wells, Peter Tugwell
OBJECTIVE: While there has been substantial progress in the development of core outcomes sets, the degree to which these are used by researchers is variable. We convened a special workshop on knowledge translation at the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) 2016 with 2 main goals. The first focused on the development of a formal knowledge translation framework and the second on promoting uptake of recommended core outcome domain and instrument sets. METHODS: We invited all 189 OMERACT 2016 attendees to the workshop; 86 attended, representing patient research partners (n = 15), healthcare providers/clinician researchers (n = 52), industry (n = 4), regulatory agencies (n = 4), and OMERACT fellows (n = 11)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765255/malignancy-in-pediatric-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#9
Sasha Bernatsky, Ann E Clarke, Omid Zahedi Niaki, Jeremy Labrecque, Laura E Schanberg, Earl D Silverman, Kristen Hayward, Lisa Imundo, Hermine I Brunner, Kathleen A Haines, Randy Q Cron, Kiem Oen, Linda Wagner-Weiner, Alan M Rosenberg, Kathleen M O'Neil, Ciarán M Duffy, Emily von Scheven, Lawrence Joseph, Jennifer L Lee, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman
OBJECTIVE: To determine cancer incidence in a large pediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) population. METHODS: Data were examined from 12 pediatric SLE registries in North America. Patients were linked to their regional cancer registries to detect cancers observed after cohort entry, defined as date first seen in the clinic. The expected number of malignancies was obtained by multiplying the person-years in the cohort (defined from cohort entry to end of followup) by the geographically matched age-, sex-, and calendar year-specific cancer rates...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765254/risk-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-its-association-with-cardiovascular-and-noncardiac-vascular-risk-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-study
#10
Katelynn M Wilton, Eric L Matteson, Cynthia S Crowson
OBJECTIVE: To define the incidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and determine whether OSA diagnosis predicts future cardiovascular disease (CVD) and noncardiac vascular events. METHODS: Medical information pertaining to RA, OSA, CVD, and vascular diagnoses was extracted from a comprehensive medical record system for a geographically defined population of 813 patients previously diagnosed with RA and 813 age- and sex-matched comparator subjects...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765253/the-spectra-collaboration-omeract-special-interest-group-current-research-and-future-directions
#11
Kathryn S Stok, Stephanie Finzel, Andrew J Burghardt, Philip G Conaghan, Cheryl Barnabe
OBJECTIVE: High-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) has the potential to improve radiographic progression determination in clinical trials and longitudinal observational studies. The goal of this work was to describe the current state of research presented at Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) 2016 and ensuing future directions outlined during discussion among attendees. METHODS: At OMERACT 2016, SPECTRA (Study grouP for xtrEme-Computed Tomography in Rheumatoid Arthritis) introduced efforts to (1) validate the HR-pQCT according to OMERACT guidelines, focusing on rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and (2) find alternatives for automated joint space width (JSW) analysis...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765252/management-of-gout-in-a-hospital-setting-a-lost-opportunity
#12
Sarah Wright, Peter T Chapman, Christopher Frampton, John L O'Donnell, Rafi Raja, Lisa Stamp
OBJECTIVE: Management of gout is frequently suboptimal. The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients presenting to Christchurch Hospital for a gout flare and to determine whether management for both acute flares and urate lowering was in accordance with international recommendations. METHODS: A retrospective audit was undertaken of all admissions to Christchurch Hospital from June 1, 2013, to May 31, 2014, in which gout was coded as a primary or secondary discharge diagnosis...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765251/severe-infection-in-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
#13
Aladdin J Mohammad, Mårten Segelmark, Rona Smith, Martin Englund, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Kerstin Westman, Peter A Merkel, David R W Jayne
OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of severe infections after the onset of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) with the rate in the background population, and to identify predictors of severe infections among patients with AAV. METHODS: The study cohort was 186 patients with AAV diagnosed from 1998 to 2010, consisting of all known cases in a defined population in southern Sweden. For each patient, 4 age- and sex-matched reference subjects were randomly chosen from the background population...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765250/validating-rheumatoid-arthritis-remission-using-the-patients-perspective-results-from-a-special-interest-group-at-omeract-2016
#14
Linda A Rasch, Maarten Boers, Catherine L Hill, Marieke Voshaar, Wijnanda Hoogland, Maarten de Wit, Caroline Flurey, Bev Davis, Merete Lund Hetland, Cecilie Heegaard Brahe, Laure Gossec, George A Wells, Peter Tugwell, Bindee Kuriya, Niti Goel, Jasvinder A Singh, Cátia Duarte, José Da Silva, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Susanna Proudman, Lilian H D van Tuyl
OBJECTIVE: The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) working group on the patients' perspective on remission in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been working on this topic since 2010. At OMERACT 2016, progress and preliminary data on validity of measurement instruments for pain, fatigue, and independence in remission in RA were presented, and future directions were explored. METHODS: A special interest group was organized, in which the current data on the patients' perspective on remission were presented...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765249/ultrasound-characteristics-of-the-achilles-tendon-in-tophaceous-gout-a-comparison-with-age-and-sex-matched-controls
#15
Matthew Carroll, Nicola Dalbeth, Bruce Allen, Sarah Stewart, Tony House, Mark Boocock, Christopher Frampton, Keith Rome
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency and distribution of characteristics of the Achilles tendon (AT) in people with tophaceous gout using musculoskeletal ultrasound (US). METHODS: Twenty-four participants with tophaceous gout and 24 age- and sex-matched controls without gout or other arthritis were recruited. All participants underwent a greyscale and power Doppler US examination. The AT was divided into 3 anatomical zones (insertion, pre-insertional, and proximal to the mid-section)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765248/adherence-and-persistence-with-drug-therapy-among-fibromyalgia-patients-data-from-a-large-health-maintenance-organization
#16
Dana Ben-Ami Shor, Dahlia Weitzman, Shani Dahan, Omer Gendelman, Yael Bar-On, Daniela Amital, Varda Shalev, Gabriel Chodick, Howard Amital
OBJECTIVE: To assess 1-year persistence and adherence rates with drug therapy among patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and to identify factors associated with therapy discontinuation. METHODS: This retrospective, cohort study included members ≥ 21 years old from the Maccabi Healthcare Services, a large health maintenance organization in Israel, who were diagnosed with FM from 2008 through 2011. Medications of interest included the anticonvulsant pregabalin, antidepressants [selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)], and tricyclic antidepressants (TCA)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765247/a-longitudinal-study-of-ambulatory-physician-encounters-emergency-room-visits-and-hospitalizations-by-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-13-year-population-health-study
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John G Hanly, Kara Thompson, Chris Skedgel
OBJECTIVE: To determine total physician encounters, emergency room (ER) visits, and hospitalizations in an incident cohort of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cases and matched control patients over 13 years. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed using administrative healthcare data from about 1 million people with access to universal healthcare. Using the International Classification of Diseases, 9th ed (ICD-9) and ICD-10 diagnostic codes, 7 RA case definitions were used...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765246/the-omeract-core-domain-set-for-outcome-measures-for-clinical-trials-in-polymyalgia-rheumatica
#18
Sarah L Mackie, Helen Twohig, Lorna M Neill, Eileen Harrison, Beverley Shea, Rachel J Black, Tanaz A Kermani, Peter A Merkel, Christian D Mallen, Frank Buttgereit, Chetan Mukhtyar, Lee S Simon, Catherine L Hill
OBJECTIVE: To inform development of a core domain set for outcome measures for clinical trials in polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), we conducted patient consultations, a systematic review, a Delphi study, and 2 qualitative studies. METHODS: Domains identified by 70% or more of physicians and/or patients in the Delphi study were selected. The conceptual framework derived from the 2 qualitative research studies helped inform the meaning of each domain and its relationship to the others...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765245/advancing-the-development-of-patient-reported-outcomes-for-adult-myositis-at-omeract-2016-an-international-delphi-study
#19
Jin Kyun Park, Christopher A Mecoli, Helene Alexanderson, Malin Regardt, Lisa Christopher-Stine, María Casal Domínguez, Ingrid de Groot, Catherine Sarver, Ingrid E Lundberg, Clifton O Bingham, Yeong Wook Song
OBJECTIVE: To define a set of core patient-reported domains and respective instruments for use in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). Previously, we reported a systematic literature review on patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in IIM followed by conducting international focus groups to elicit patient perspectives of myositis symptoms and effects. METHODS: Based on qualitative content analysis of focus groups, an initial list of 26 candidate domains was constructed...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765244/five-potentially-modifiable-factors-predict-poor-quality-of-life-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-results-from-the-scotland-registry-for-ankylosing-spondylitis
#20
Linda E Dean, Gary J Macfarlane, Gareth T Jones
OBJECTIVE: A chronic inflammatory condition manifesting in young adulthood, ankylosing spondylitis (AS) affects both physical and emotional quality of life (QOL). To inform future intervention strategies, this study aimed to (1) assess the QOL of patients with AS, and (2) identify potentially modifiable factors associated with reporting poor QOL. METHODS: The Scotland Registry for Ankylosing Spondylitis collects clinical and patient-reported data on clinically diagnosed patients with AS across Scotland...
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