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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196385/characteristic-and-outcome-of-psoriatic-arthritis-patients-with-hyperuricemia
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Roa'A AlJohani, Ari Polachek, Justine Yang Ye, Vinod Chandran, Dafna D Gladman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the characteristics of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who have hyperuricemia (HUC) and their outcomes, especially cardiovascular (CVD) and kidney diseases. METHODS: Patients have been followed prospectively at the PsA clinic according to a standard protocol at 6- to 12-month intervals. We defined HUC in men > 450 μmol/l or women > 360 μmol/l. We matched patients with HUC based on sex and age ± 5 years with normal uric acid patients...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196384/trends-in-joint-replacement-surgery-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#2
Bradley L Young, Shawna L Watson, Jorge L Perez, Gerald McGwin, Jasvinder A Singh, Brent A Ponce
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed trends in large total joint arthroplasties (TJA) and in the proportion of these procedures performed on patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The US Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2002-2012) was used to identify the incidences of total shoulder (TSA), elbow (TEA), knee (TKA), hip (THA), and ankle (TAA) arthroplasty and the proportion of these performed with coexisting RA. RESULTS: The prevalence of RA among patients with TJA increased 3...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196383/opioid-analgesic-use-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-an-analysis-of-the-prospective-study-of-outcomes-in-an-ankylosing-spondylitis-cohort
#3
Jonathan D Dau, MinJae Lee, Michael M Ward, Lianne S Gensler, Matthew A Brown, Thomas J Learch, Laura A Diekman, Amirali Tahanan, Mohammad H Rahbar, Michael H Weisman, John D Reveille
OBJECTIVE: Opioid analgesics may be prescribed to ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with pain that is unresponsive to antirheumatic treatment. Our study assessed factors associated with opioid usage in AS. METHODS: A prospective cohort of 706 patients with AS meeting modified New York criteria followed at least 2 years underwent comprehensive clinical evaluation of disease activity and functional impairment. These were assessed by the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) and Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI)...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196382/relatedness-of-antibodies-to-peptides-containing-homocitrulline-or-citrulline-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#4
Patrick Lac, Maud Racapé, Lillian Barra, David A Bell, Ewa Cairns
OBJECTIVE: Antibodies that target citrullinated protein/peptide (ACPA) and homocitrullinated/carbamylated protein/peptide (AHCPA) are associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The relationship between ACPA and AHCPA remains unclear. We examined the expression and cross-reactivity of these antibodies using citrulline- and homocitrulline-containing synthetic peptides, CitJED and HomoCitJED, respectively, which have equal numbers of citrulline or homocitrulline residues on the same peptide backbone...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196381/sharing-ongoing-care-with-primary-care-physicians-opens-up-opportunity-for-timelier-and-earlier-care-by-rheumatologists-for-patients-with-new-inflammatory-polyarthritis
#5
Patrick Nguyen, Anne-Sophie Julien, Louis Bessette, Paul R Fortin, Laëtitia Michou
OBJECTIVE: In our region in Quebec, Canada, access to rheumatologists is very limited. Sharing followup of stable patients with their primary care physicians (PCP) could increase access to rheumatologists. In our study, we assessed the feasibility and potential benefits of sharing followup of inflammatory arthritis (IA) patients with their PCP. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical records of 300 patients with peripheral arthritis who presented at our rheumatology outpatient clinic between July and October 2015...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196380/disease-activity-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-during-and-after-pregnancy-a-prospective-multicenter-study
#6
Kristin Ursin, Stian Lydersen, Johan F Skomsvoll, Marianne Wallenius
OBJECTIVE: To study disease activity in women with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) during and after pregnancy. There is little previous knowledge about this topic. METHODS: Our study included 135 pregnancies in 114 women with JIA. Disease activity was assessed at 7 timepoints before, throughout, and after pregnancy with the Disease Activity Score-28-C-reactive protein 3 (DAS28-CRP3). Scores assessed at each visit were analyzed in a linear mixed model. The same statistical method was used to study self-reported physical function, pain, and mental health...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196379/short-term-repeat-magnetic-resonance-imaging-scans-in-suspected-early-axial-spondyloarthritis-are-clinically-relevant-only-in-hla-b27-positive-male-subjects
#7
Raj Sengupta, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Dennis McGonagle, Alison Wadeley, Alexander N Bennett
OBJECTIVE: Our study investigated the natural history of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-determined bone marrow edema over a 12-week period in individuals with suspected axial spondyloarthritis. METHODS: There were 109 MRI scans performed on 30 patients who fulfilled the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis international Society inflammatory back pain criteria at baseline and at 4, 8, and 12 weeks. RESULTS: There were 29 patients who completed the study...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142041/occurrence-of-serious-infection-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-treated-with-biologics-and-denosumab-observed-in-a-clinical-setting
#8
Arthur N Lau, Matthew Wong-Pack, Rod Rodjanapiches, George Ioannidis, Sally Wade, Leslie Spangler, Akhila Balasubramanian, Nicola Pannacciulli, Celia J F Lin, Patrick Roy-Gayos, William G Bensen, Robert Bensen, Jonathan D Adachi
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies combining biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARD) to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have shown an increased risk of infection. However, the risk of infection with concurrent use of denosumab, a biologic agent for the treatment of osteoporosis, and a bDMARD remains unclear. Here, we evaluated the incidence of serious and opportunistic infections in patients treated concurrently with denosumab and a bDMARD and patients treated with a bDMARD alone...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142040/use-of-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-for-inflammatory-arthritis-in-us-veterans-effect-of-specialty-care-and-geographic-distance
#9
Jessica A Walsh, Shaobo Pei, Zachary Burningham, Gopi Penmetsa, Grant W Cannon, Daniel O Clegg, Brian C Sauer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of access to and distance from rheumatology care on the use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) in US veterans with inflammatory arthritis (IA). METHODS: Provider encounters and DMARD dispensations for IA (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis) were evaluated in national Veterans Affairs (VA) datasets between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015. RESULTS: Among 12,589 veterans with IA, 23...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142039/risk-factors-associated-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-exposure-to-cigarette-smoke-and-air-pollution-from-pregnancy-to-disease-diagnosis
#10
Camila Maria Paiva França, Adriana Maluf Elias Sallum, Alfésio Luis Ferreira Braga, Fernando Louzada Strufaldi, Clovis Artur Almeida Silva, Sylvia Costa Lima Farhat
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate exposure to environmental factors inhaled during pregnancy and after birth until juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) diagnosis among residents of a large city. METHODS: This is an exploratory case-control study that consists of 66 patients with JIA and 124 healthy controls matched by age and sex, living in the São Paulo, Brazil, metropolitan area until JIA diagnosis, and whose mothers had resided in this region during pregnancy. A structured and reliable questionnaire (κ index for test-retest was 0...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142038/more-consistent-antimalarial-intake-in-first-5-years-of-disease-is-associated-with-better-prognosis-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#11
Rattapol Pakchotanon, Dafna D Gladman, Jiandong Su, Murray B Urowitz
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether more consistent use of antimalarial agents (AM) leads to better results in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: From a longitudinal cohort study, we identified inception patients with a minimum of 5 years of followup. They were divided into 3 groups: patients who took AM > 60% of the time (group A), those who took AM < 60% of the time (group B), and those who did not receive AM (group C) during the first 5 years of followup...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142037/elevated-psychosocial-stress-at-work-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#12
Jutta G Richter, Thomas Muth, Jian Li, Ralph Brinks, Gamal Chehab, Tobias Koch, Johannes Siegrist, Peter Angerer, Dörte Huscher, Matthias Schneider
OBJECTIVE: Psychosocial stress at work not only affects the healthy working population, but also workers with chronic diseases. We aimed to investigate the psychosocial work stress levels in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A cross-sectional study applied the Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI) questionnaire - an internationally established instrument that measures work stress - to patients with SLE and RA who were capable of work and to a group of controls without these diseases...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142036/effect-of-glucocorticoids-on-the-clinical-and-radiographic-efficacy-of-tofacitinib-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-posthoc-analysis-of-data-from-6-phase-iii-studies
#13
Christina Charles-Schoeman, Désirée van der Heijde, Gerd R Burmester, Peter Nash, Cristiano A F Zerbini, Carol A Connell, Haiyun Fan, Kenneth Kwok, Eustratios Bananis, Roy Fleischmann
OBJECTIVE: Tofacitinib has been investigated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in phase III studies in which concomitant glucocorticoids (GC) were allowed. We analyzed the effect of GC use on efficacy outcomes in patients with RA receiving tofacitinib and/or methotrexate (MTX) or conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARD) in these studies. METHODS: Our posthoc analysis included data from 6 phase III studies (NCT01039688; NCT00814307; NCT00847613; NCT00853385; NCT00856544; NCT00960440)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142035/the-sex-influence-on-response-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-inhibitors-and-remission-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
#14
Ennio Lubrano, Fabio Massimo Perrotta, Maria Manara, Salvatore D'Angelo, Olga Addimanda, Roberta Ramonda, Leonardo Punzi, Ignazio Olivieri, Carlo Salvarani, Antonio Marchesoni
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of sex on response to treatment and disease remission in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: In this retrospective multicenter study, patients with axSpA, according to the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis international Society (ASAS) criteria for axSpA, and treated with adalimumab, etanercept, golimumab, or infliximab, were studied. We compared clinical characteristics, patient-reported outcomes, disease activity, function, and response to treatment in male and female patients with this disease...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142034/cumulative-burden-of-glucocorticoid-related-adverse-events-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-findings-from-a-12-year-longitudinal-study
#15
Hung-Lin Chen, Li-Jiuan Shen, Ping-Ning Hsu, Chieh-Yu Shen, Susan A Hall, Fei-Yuan Hsiao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this population-based study is to examine the adverse events (AE) associated with longitudinal systemic glucocorticoid (GC) use among an ethnic Chinese systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) cohort. METHODS: Our study subjects were patients with newly diagnosed SLE aged 18 and older who received at least 1 prescription of systemic GC between 2001 and 2012 from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). The earliest prescription date of systemic GC for each subject was defined as the index date...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142033/all-cause-healthcare-costs-and-mortality-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-with-lung-involvement
#16
Aryeh Fischer, Amanda M Kong, Jeffrey J Swigris, Ashley L Cole, Karina Raimundo
OBJECTIVE: Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) often develop interstitial lung disease (ILD) and/or pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The effect of ILD and PAH on healthcare costs among patients with SSc is not well described. The objective of this analysis was to describe healthcare costs in patients with newly diagnosed SSc and SSc patients newly diagnosed with ILD and/or PAH in the United States. METHODS: This retrospective cohort analysis was conducted in the Truven Health MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Supplemental healthcare claims databases from 2003 to 2014...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142032/minimal-disease-activity-as-a-treatment-target-in-psoriatic-arthritis-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
Laure Gossec, Dennis McGonagle, Tatiana Korotaeva, Ennio Lubrano, Eugenio de Miguel, Mikkel Østergaard, Frank Behrens
As in other inflammatory rheumatic diseases, the objective of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) treatment is the achievement of a defined target. Recent recommendations propose aiming for remission or low disease activity; however, a consensual definition of remission is lacking. A state of minimal disease activity (MDA) has been established and is defined by low activity assessed by tender/swollen joint counts, tender entheseal points, Psoriasis Area and Severity Index or body surface area, patient pain and global activity visual analog scale, and functional evaluation by Health Assessment Questionnaire...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142031/activity-limitations-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-a-role-for-fear-of-movement-and-re-injury-beliefs
#18
Thijs W Swinnen, Johan W S Vlaeyen, Wim Dankaerts, Rene Westhovens, Kurt de Vlam
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fear of movement and (re)injury [FOM/(R)I] beliefs, measured with the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia 11-item version (TSK-11), influence activity limitations and mediate the relationship between pain severity and activity limitations in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: In 173 patients with axSpA, these data were collected: sex, body mass index, disease duration, medication, activity limitations (BASFI; Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index), disease activity [Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI); BASDAIinf, items 5 and 6; BASDAIpain, items 2 and 3; C-reactive protein and physician's global assessment], spinal mobility (BASMI; Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index), and FOM/(R)I (TSK-11)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142030/plasma-microrna-profiles-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-responding-to-adalimumab-plus-methotrexate-vs-methotrexate-alone-a-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#19
Jacob Sode, Sophine B Krintel, Anting Liu Carlsen, Merete L Hetland, Julia S Johansen, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen, Torkell Ellingsen, Mark Burton, Peter Junker, Mikkel Østergaard, Niels H H Heegaard
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to identify plasma (i.e., cell-free) microRNA (miRNA) predicting antitumor necrosis and/or methotrexate (MTX) treatment response in patients enrolled in an investigator-initiated, prospective, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial (The OPERA study, NCT00660647). METHODS: We included 180 disease-modifying antirheumatic drug-naive patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) randomized to adalimumab (ADA; n = 89) or placebo (n = 91) in combination with MTX...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142029/routine-use-of-quantitative-disease-activity-measurements-among-us-rheumatologists-implications-for-treat-to-target-management-strategies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Jeffrey R Curtis, Lang Chen, Maria I Danila, Kenneth G Saag, Kathy L Parham, John J Cush
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to examine why real-world practices and attitudes regarding quantitative measurements of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have received limited attention. METHODS: An e-mail survey asked US rheumatologists to self-report on their use of quantitative measurements (metric). RESULTS: Among 439 respondents, metric rheumatologists (58%) were more likely to be in group practice and to use tumor necrosis factor inhibitors...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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