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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412712/antitumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-therapy-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-three-cases-and-a-systematic-literature-review
#1
Amir Bieber, Abdallah Fawaz, Irena Novofastovski, Reuven Mader
OBJECTIVE: Antitumor necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF-α) therapy is the most prescribed biologic agent therapy in rheumatology and gastroenterology. However, a number of serious side effects have been reported with these drugs. Only a handful of cases of new-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), mostly in children diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), have been reported during anti-TNF-α therapy. We present 3 cases of adult IBD following anti-TNF-α therapy and a literature review on this topic...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412711/biologic-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drug-bdmard-induced-neutropenia-a-registry-from-a-retrospective-cohort-of-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-treated-with-3-classes-of-intravenous-bdmard
#2
Francisco Espinoza, Pierre Le Blay, Bernard Combe
OBJECTIVE: To examine the rate, risks factors, and consequences of neutropenia induced by intravenous (IV) biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARD). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study in 499 patients with rheumatic diseases treated by IV abatacept (ABA), infliximab (IFX), or tocilizumab (TCZ). RESULTS: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was the most frequent diagnosis (72%). Fifty-two patients (10.4%) experienced at least 1 episode of neutropenia...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412710/triple-oral-therapy-versus-antitumor-necrosis-factor-plus-methotrexate-mtx-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-inadequate-response-to-mtx-a-systematic-literature-review
#3
Julia Mary, Michel De Bandt, Cédric Lukas, Jacques Morel, Bernard Combe
OBJECTIVE: For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have an inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX), the relative effectiveness of the combination of conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) compared with the combination of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and MTX, as second-line therapy, is uncertain. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and tolerance of triple oral DMARD therapy versus anti-TNF agents associated with MTX in patients with RA after MTX failure...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412709/the-association-of-low-income-with-functional-status-and-disease-burden-in-german-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-a-cross-sectional-questionnaire-survey-based-on-claims-data
#4
Johanna Callhoff, Andres Luque Ramos, Angela Zink, Falk Hoffmann, Katinka Albrecht
OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of income on self-reported disease and work productivity outcomes. METHODS: Persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis (International Classification of Diseases, 10th ed. codes M05/M06) on health insurance claims data in at least 2 quarters of 2013 were randomly selected. They were mailed questionnaires covering RA diagnosis, household income, functional capacity [Hannover functional status questionnaire (FFbH), 0-100], RA Impact of Disease questionnaire (RAID; 0-10), self-reported swollen joint count (SJC; 0-48), tender joint count (TJC; 0-50), and effect of RA on work productivity (change of work, fewer working hours, sick leave, application for disability pension, and others)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412708/validity-and-reliability-of-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-computerized-adaptive-tests-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#5
Shanthini Kasturi, Jackie Szymonifka, Jayme C Burket, Jessica R Berman, Kyriakos A Kirou, Alana B Levine, Lisa R Sammaritano, Lisa A Mandl
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to assess the construct validity and the test-retest reliability of Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) computerized adaptive tests (CAT) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Adults with SLE completed the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36, LupusQoL-US version ("legacy instruments"), and 14 selected PROMIS CAT. Using Spearman correlations, PROMIS CAT were compared with similar domains measured with legacy instruments...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412707/application-of-the-2016-eular-acr-printo-classification-criteria-for-macrophage-activation-syndrome-in-patients-with-adult-onset-still-disease
#6
Sung Soo Ahn, Byung-Woo Yoo, Seung Min Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Yong-Beom Park, Jason Jungsik Song
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical significance of the 2016 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)/American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization (PRINTO) classification criteria for macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in patients with adult-onset Still disease (AOSD). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients with AOSD with fever who were admitted to Severance Hospital between 2005 and 2016...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412706/endocrine-comorbidities-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-a-population-based-case-controlled-study
#7
Amir Haddad, Ron Ilan Ashkenazi, Haim Bitterman, Ilan Feldhamer, Sari Greenberg-Dotan, Idit Lavi, Erez Batat, Irina Bergman, Arnon Dov Cohen, Devy Zisman
OBJECTIVE: To investigate endocrine comorbidities in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study was performed with the database of Clalit Health Services, the largest healthcare provider in Israel, between 2002 and 2014. Patients with PsA were identified and matched by age and sex to healthy controls. The following morbidities were analyzed: hypo/hyperthyroidism, hypo/hyperparathyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, Cushing disease, Addison disease, diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus (DM), pituitary adenoma, acromegaly, and osteoporosis...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412705/interferon-%C3%AE-for-induction-and-maintenance-of-remission-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-single-center-retrospective-observational-cohort-study
#8
Benjamin Seeliger, Martin Förster, Janett Happe, Thomas Forberg, Anne Moeser, Thomas Neumann, Claus Kroegel
OBJECTIVE: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is characterized by frequent relapses following induction therapy. Interferon-α (IFN-α) can reverse the underlying Th2-driven immune response and has successfully induced remission in previous reports. We undertook this study to investigate its efficacy and safety in patients with EGPA. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective monocentric cohort study including 30 patients (16 women) with active EGPA under IFN-α treatment...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412704/structural-validity-of-the-rheumatology-attitudes-index-in-systemic-sclerosis-analysis-from-the-ucla-scleroderma-quality-of-life-study
#9
Shadi Gholizadeh, Sarah D Mills, Rina S Fox, Erin L Merz, Scott C Roesch, Philip J Clements, Suzanne Kafaja, Daniel E Furst, Dinesh Khanna, Vanessa L Malcarne
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the structural validity of the Rheumatology Attitudes Index (RAI), a widely used measure of rheumatic disease-related helplessness in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Patients with physician-confirmed SSc from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Scleroderma Quality of Life Study (n = 208) received clinical examinations and completed self-report questionnaires. The structural validity of the RAI was examined through confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis (CFA/EFA)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412703/self-reported-diagnosis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-or-ankylosing-spondylitis-has-low-accuracy-data-from-the-nord-tr%C3%A3-ndelag-health-study
#10
Vibeke Videm, Ranjeny Thomas, Matthew A Brown, Mari Hoff
OBJECTIVE: Self-reported diagnoses of inflammatory arthritis are not accurate. The primary study aim was to ascertain self-reported diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in the Norwegian population-based Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) using hospital case files. The secondary aim was to provide updated estimates of the prevalence and incidence of RA and AS. METHODS: All inhabitants ≥ 20 years old from the county of Nord-Trøndelag were invited...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412702/case-control-study-on-dactylitis-enthesitis-and-anterior-uveitis-in-spondyloarthritis-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-role-of-coexistent-psoriasis
#11
Fabrizio Cantini, Laura Niccoli, Carlotta Nannini, Emanuele Cassarà, Olga Kaloudi, Fernando Rizzello, Paolo Gionchetti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of dactylitis, enthesitis, and anterior uveitis (AU) in spondyloarthritis (SpA) associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD-SpA) compared with other SpA, and to assess the role of associated psoriasis in the occurrence of dactylitis and enthesitis. METHODS: In a 12-month case-control study, the frequency of dactylitis and enthesitis in 29 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 59 with Crohn disease (CD) who satisfied the Spondyloarthritis international Society criteria for axial or peripheral SpA was compared with 176 controls, including 97 (55...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412701/association-between-medications-and-herpes-zoster-in-japanese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-5-year-prospective-cohort-study
#12
Sayoko Harada, Ryoko Sakai, Fumio Hirano, Nobuyuki Miyasaka, Masayoshi Harigai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between medications and herpes zoster (HZ) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) given biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARD) or conventional synthetic DMARD in the clinical setting during 5 years using the Registry of Japanese Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients on Biologics for Longterm Safety (REAL) database. METHODS: We calculated the crude incidence rate (IR) of HZ treated with systemic antiviral medications in 1987 patients from the REAL database...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412700/takayasu-arteritis-and-spondyloarthritis-coincidence-or-association-a-study-of-14-cases
#13
Elodie Rivière, Laurent Arnaud, Mikael Ebbo, Yannick Allanore, Pascal Claudepierre, Emmanuelle Dernis, Jean-Marc Ziza, Corinne Miceli-Richard, Peggy Philippe, Christophe Richez, Martin Soubrier, Rakiba Belkhir, Raphaèle Seror, Xavier Mariette, Stephan Pavy
OBJECTIVE: Spondyloarthritis (SpA) and Takayasu arteritis (TA) are 2 chronic inflammatory diseases; their coexistence in a single patient is uncommon. The aims of our study were to describe clinical features of patients having SpA associated with TA and to identify some characteristics of the types of patients with SpA associated with TA. We also analyzed treatments used in this context. METHODS: This French multicenter retrospective survey called for observations on behalf of the Club Rhumatismes et Inflammations, with a standardized questionnaire established by the investigators...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365584/antifibrillarin-antibodies-are-associated-with-native-north-american-ethnicity-and-poorer-survival-in-systemic-sclerosis
#14
Carolina Mejia Otero, Shervin Assassi, Marie Hudson, Maureen D Mayes, Rosa Estrada-Y-Martin, Claudia Pedroza, Tingting W Mills, Jennifer Walker, Murray Baron, Wendy Stevens, Susanna M Proudman, Mandana Nikpour, Sonal Mehra, Mianbo Wang, Marvin J Fritzler
OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical correlates and survival in patients with antifibrillarin antibodies (AFA) in a large international study population consisting of well-characterized systemic sclerosis (SSc) cohorts from Canada, Australia, and the United States. METHODS: Baseline clinical data from the prospective cohorts (Canadian Scleroderma Research Group, the Australian Scleroderma Cohort Study, and the American Genetics versus Environment in Scleroderma Outcome Study) were investigated...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365583/predictors-of-relapse-after-discontinuing-systemic-treatment-in-childhood-autoimmune-chronic-uveitis
#15
Gabriele Simonini, Claudia Bracaglia, Marco Cattalini, Andrea Taddio, Alice Brambilla, Cinzia De Libero, Denise Pires Marafon, Roberto Caputo, Rolando Cimaz
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical predictors of relapse in childhood autoimmune chronic uveitis after stopping systemic treatment. METHODS: A retrospective, multicenter, cohort study. RESULTS: Ninety-four children in remission, receiving no treatments and with at least a 6-month followup, were enrolled. A higher probability of maintaining remission after discontinuing treatment was shown in idiopathic compared with juvenile idiopathic arthritis uveitis (Mantel-Cox chi-square = 23...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365582/the-relationship-between-cardiac-conduction-times-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-inflammation-in-patients-with-early-arthritis
#16
Samina A Turk, Sjoerd C Heslinga, Jill Dekker, Linda Britsemmer, Véronique van der Lugt, Willem F Lems, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Michael T Nurmohamed
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of conduction disorders in patients with early arthritis and the relationship with inflammation and traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. METHODS: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a 2-fold higher risk of sudden cardiac death, possibly owing to conduction disorders. This increased risk might already be present at the clinical onset of arthritis. Therefore, we assessed electrocardiography, blood pressure, 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28), lipid profile, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and C-reactive protein (CRP) level in 480 patients with early arthritis at baseline and after 1 year...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365581/validation-of-a-knowledge-transfer-tool-for-the-knee-inflammation-mri-scoring-system-for-bone-marrow-lesions-according-to-the-omeract-filter-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
#17
Jacob L Jaremko, Omar Azmat, Robert G Lambert, Paul Bird, Ida K Haugen, Lennart Jans, Ulrich Weber, Naomi Winn, Veronika Zubler, Walter P Maksymowych
OBJECTIVE: To assess feasibility and reliability of scoring bone marrow lesions (BML) on knee magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in osteoarthritis using the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Knee Inflammation MRI Scoring System (KIMRISS), with a Web-based interface and online training with real-time iterative calibration. METHODS: Six readers new to the KIMRISS (3 radiologists, 3 rheumatologists) scored sagittal T2-weighted fat-saturated MRI in 20 subjects randomly selected from the Osteoarthritis Initiative data, at baseline and 1-year followup...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365580/measuring-physical-activity-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-activity-diary-versus-accelerometer
#18
Wineke Armbrust, G J F Joyce Bos, Jan H B Geertzen, Pieter J J Sauer, Pieter U Dijkstra, Otto T H M Lelieveld
OBJECTIVE: (1) To determine convergent validity of an activity diary (AD) and accelerometer (Actical brand/Phillips-Respironics) in measuring physical activity (PA) in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). (2) To determine how many days give reliable results. (3) To analyze effects of correcting accelerometer data for non-wear. METHODS: Patients with JIA (8-13 yrs) were recruited from 3 Dutch pediatric rheumatology centers. PA was assessed for 7 days with an AD and accelerometer, and was expressed as mean min/day of rest, light PA (LPA), moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA), and PA level (PAL)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365579/the-use-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-time-to-bridge-the-gap-between-radiologists-and-rheumatologists
#19
Alexander N Bennett, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Daljit Kaur-Papadakis, Amer Rehman
OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is involved in the assessment of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA); however, anecdotal evidence suggests diverse practice among radiologists. The objective of this study was to describe current practice in the use of MRI for assessment of axSpA by UK radiologists. METHODS: Six hundred ninety-nine UK radiologists were invited to complete an online survey. Availability of MR scanners, familiarity with axSpA disease-specific lesions, and MRI protocols and definitions of positive sacroiliac joint (SIJ) or spinal MRI were assessed...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365578/patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-2000s-have-equal-disability-and-pain-despite-less-disease-activity-compared-with-the-1990s-data-from-the-barfot-study-over-8-years
#20
Maria L E Andersson, Kristina Forslind, Ingiäld Hafström
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes over the first 8 years in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recruited in the 1990s and the 2000s, with a special focus on functional disability and its possible predictors. METHODS: Data were acquired from 1938 patients with early RA (American College of Rheumatology 1987 criteria) included in the BARFOT study, who had completed the 8-year followup. The patients were divided into 2 cohorts: cohort 1 (n = 928, 68% women) included from 1992 to 1999 and cohort 2 (n = 1010, 70% women) included from 2000 to 2006...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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