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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634634/pain-and-fracture-related-limitations-persist-6%C3%A2-months-after-a-fragility-fracture
#1
Joanna E M Sale, Lucy Frankel, Stephen Thielke, Larry Funnell
Our objective was to examine the experience of pain after a fracture beyond the conventional healing duration of 6 months. We conducted a phenomenological study in participants who were deemed high risk for future fracture and recruited through an urban fracture clinic in Toronto, Canada. In-depth interviews were conducted with questions addressing the experience of pain, the status of recovery from the fracture, ways in which the fracture affected one's daily activities, and interactions with health care providers...
June 20, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631047/periodontal-disease-in-chinese-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#2
Qiuxiang Zhang, Xiaoli Zhang, Guijaun Feng, Ting Fu, Rulan Yin, Lijuan Zhang, Xingmei Feng, Liren Li, Zhifeng Gu
Disease of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and periodontal disease (PD) shares the common multiple characteristics. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the prevalence and severity of periodontal disease in Chinese SLE patients and to determine the association between SLE features and periodontal parameters. A cross-sectional study of 108 SLE patients together with 108 age- and sex-matched healthy controls was made. Periodontal status was conducted by two dentists independently. Sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle factors, medication use, and clinical parameters were also assessed...
June 19, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631046/adherence-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-to-biologic-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-a-cross-sectional-study
#3
Natalia Mena-Vazquez, Sara Manrique-Arija, Lucía Yunquera-Romero, Inmaculada Ureña-Garnica, Marta Rojas-Gimenez, Carla Domic, Francisco Gabriel Jimenez-Nuñez, Antonio Fernandez-Nebro
The aims of this study were to evaluate adherence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients to biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs), identify potential risk factors, and analyze the discriminative ability of the Morisky-Green test (MGT) to detect bDMARD nonadherence. One hundred and seventy-eight adult RA patients treated with bDMARDs were included. Adherence was measured using the medication possession ratio (MPR) of the previous 6 months. An MPR >80% was considered good adherence. Patient demographics, clinical characteristics, and MGT scores were assessed through a standardized clinical interview at the cross-sectional date...
June 19, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623526/benefit-risk-trade-offs-for-treatment-decisions-in-moderate-to-severe-rheumatoid-arthritis-focus-on-the-patient-perspective
#4
M Elaine Husni, Keith A Betts, Jenny Griffith, Yan Song, Arijit Ganguli
Given the increasing number of available treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with varying efficacy and safety profiles, it is critical to understand the level of trade-offs that patients are willing to make between benefits and risks. Adult patients with moderate to severe RA were invited to participate in a discrete choice experiment that solicited their preferences for hypothetical RA treatments. Each participant was presented with 14 choice cards asking about their preference between two hypothetical RA treatments with varying levels of efficacy, adverse events, and process-related attributes...
June 16, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600673/occupational-driving-assessment-for-late-stage-ankylosing-spondylitis
#5
LETTER
Aidan L Tan, Warren Fong, Sweet Far Ho, Yuke Tien Fong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597307/optimization-of-biological-therapy-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-outcomes-from-the-create-registry-after-2-years-of-follow-up
#6
Manuel J Cárdenas, Soraya de la Fuente, María C Castro-Villegas, Montserrat Romero-Gómez, Desiré Ruiz-Vílchez, Jerusalem Calvo-Gutiérrez, Alejandro Escudero-Contreras, José R Del Prado, Eduardo Collantes-Estévez, Pilar Font
The current strategy for managing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) focuses on achieving clinical remission. Once remission is achieved and sustained over time, the most efficient strategy is dose optimization. This work describes the results of dose optimization after 2 years of follow-up in patients with RA treated with biological therapy and identifies predictive variables of response. Cohort: patients from the CREATE registry who, as of 1 November 2013, had been in clinical remission (DAS28 ≤2.6) for at least 6 months...
June 9, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597306/maintenance-of-remission-with-combination-etanercept-dmard-therapy-versus-dmards-alone-in-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-an-international-treat-to-target-study-conducted-in-regions-with-limited-biologic-access
#7
Karel Pavelka, Nurullah Akkoç, Mustafa Al-Maini, Cristiano A F Zerbini, Dmitry E Karateev, Evgeny L Nasonov, Mahboob U Rahman, Ronald Pedersen, Andrew Dinh, Qi Shen, Radu Vasilescu, Sameer Kotak, Ehab Mahgoub, Bonnie Vlahos
In this transglobal, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, treat-to-target study, the maintenance of efficacy was compared between biologic-and biologic-free-disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) combination regimens after low disease activity (LDA) was achieved with biologic DMARD induction therapy. Patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis despite methotrexate therapy received open-label etanercept 50 mg subcutaneously once weekly plus methotrexate with or without other conventional synthetic (cs) DMARDs for 24 weeks...
June 9, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573480/relationship-of-mirna-146a-to-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-and-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-meta-analysis
#8
Hong-Yan Sun, An-Kun Lv, Hua Yao
Sjögren's syndrome (SjS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are common systemic autoimmune diseases, which impact not only patient health but also their quality of life. miRNA-146a is a microRNA that participates in the pathophysiology of SjS and SLE. In this investigation, we conducted a meta-analysis to determine the relationship of miR-146a to primary SjS (PSS) and to SLE. The following databases were interrogated; Pubmed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, WANFANG, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, and WEIPU...
June 1, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560470/cost-per-response-for-abatacept-versus-adalimumab-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-acpa-subgroups-in-germany-italy-spain-us-and-canada
#9
Laure Weijers, Christoph Baerwald, Francesco S Mennini, José M Rodríguez-Heredia, Martin J Bergman, Denis Choquette, Kirsten H Herrmann, Giulia Attinà, Carmela Nappi, Silvia Jimenez Merino, Chad Patel, Mondher Mtibaa, Jason Foo
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder leading to disability and reduced quality of life. Effective treatment with biologic DMARDs poses a significant economic burden. The Abatacept versus Adalimumab Comparison in Biologic-Naïve RA Subjects with Background Methotrexate (AMPLE) trial was a head-to-head, randomized study comparing abatacept in serum anti-citrullinated protein antibody (ACPA)-positive patients, with increasing efficacy across ACPA quartile levels. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost per response accrued using abatacept versus adalimumab in ACPA-positive and ACPA-negative patients with RA from the health care perspective in Germany, Italy, Spain, the US and Canada...
May 30, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555363/malnutrition-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-mortality-in-mexican-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-a-cohort-study
#10
María Pilar Cruz-Domínguez, Grettel García-Collinot, Miguel Angel Saavedra, Daniel H Montes-Cortes, Rubén Morales-Aguilar, Rosa Angélica Carranza-Muleiro, Olga L Vera-Lastra, Luis J Jara
Factors for mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc) vary in different cohorts around the world. Case-control study nested in a cohort. We included patients ≥16 years of age with SSc (ACR/EULAR 2013), from 2005 to 2015. Demographic and clinical variables and causes of mortality were recorded. We calculated Crude Mortality Rate (CMR), Standardized Mortality Ratio (SMR), and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was performed. A Cox proportional hazard (HR) regression analysis of the potential risk factors associated with mortality was also performed...
May 29, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551724/the-rate-of-adherence-to-urate-lowering-therapy-and-associated-factors-in-chinese-gout-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
#11
Rulan Yin, Haixia Cao, Ting Fu, Qiuxiang Zhang, Lijuan Zhang, Liren Li, Zhifeng Gu
The aim of this study was to assess adherence rate and predictors of non-adherence with urate-lowering therapy (ULT) in Chinese gout patients. A cross-sectional study was administered to 125 gout patients using the Compliance Questionnaire on Rheumatology (CQR) for adherence to ULT. Patients were asked to complete the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication version II, Health Assessment Questionnaire, Confidence in Gout Treatment Questionnaire, Gout Knowledge Questionnaire, Patient Health Questionnaire-9, Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7, and 36-Item Short Form Health Survey...
May 27, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551723/national-variation-in-the-composition-of-rheumatology-multidisciplinary-teams-a-cross-sectional-study
#12
Mwidimi Ndosi, Rachel Ferguson, Michael R Backhouse, Lindsay Bearne, Phillip Ainsworth, Alan Roach, Elaine Dennison, Lindsey Cherry
The objective of this study is to describe the composition of multidisciplinary teams (MDT) working within rheumatology departments across the UK. All rheumatology departments in the United Kingdom (UK) were invited to participate in a national electronic survey between February 2014 and April 2015 as a part of a national audit for the management of rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis commissioned by Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership. Rheumatology departments were asked to report their MDT composition; defined as a rheumatologist (consultant or specialist trainee), specialist nurse, occupational therapist physiotherapist, and podiatrist...
May 27, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551722/discordance-between-clinical-and-imaging-criteria-assessment-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-foot-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#13
Ronaldo Garcia Rondina, Ricardo Andrade Fernandes de Mello, Valeria Valim, Rafael Burgomeister Lourenco, Elton Francisco Pavan Batista, Ronaldo de Oliveira Júnior
Evaluation of the correlation between disease activity and joint involvement was assessed by MRI in the clinically dominant foot of patients with RA. We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study of 55 patients with RA, who were subjected to clinical evaluation and MRI assessment. Imaging of the clinically dominant foot was performed, and both the Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28-CRP) and the Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI) were measured. The majority of patients classified as in clinical remission presented some degree of inflammatory activity upon MRI evaluation...
May 27, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550401/would-be-il-6-a-missing-link-between-chronic-inflammatory-rheumatism-and-depression-after-chikungunya-infection
#14
LETTER
Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales, Karol Liceth Hoyos-Guapacha, Sara Lucia Vargas-Zapata, Oscar Mauricio Meneses-Quintero, Julio César Gutiérrez-Segura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550400/association-study-of-cd154-polymorphisms-and-serum-cd154-level-with-systemic-lupus-erythematous-in-chinese-population
#15
Yang Xiang, Jing Guo, You-Fan Peng, Hua-Tuo Huang, Yan Lan, Ye-Sheng Wei
The aim of this study was to investigate the association of three polymorphisms of CD154 with risk of SLE in Chinese population. The study population comprised 770 Chinese individuals, including 350 SLE patients and 420 healthy controls. The gene polymorphism was measured using Snapshot SNP genotyping assays and confirmed by sequencing. Serum CD154 (sCD154) level was measured by ELISA. Compared with control group, sCD154 levels were significantly increased in case group (P < 0.001). The minor C allele of rs1126535 was associated with a significantly increased risk of SLE as compared to the major T allele (P < 0...
May 26, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550399/addition-of-second-line-steroid-sparing-immunosuppressants-like-mycophenolate-mofetil-improves-outcome-of-immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease-igg4-rd-a-series-from-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-south-india
#16
Nikhil Gupta, John Mathew, Hindhumathi Mohan, Sudipta Dhar Chowdhury, Reuben Thomas Kurien, D J Christopher, Balamugesh Thangakunam, Mathew Alexander, Ajith Sivadasan, V Tamilarasi, Anna T Valson, Mahasampath Gowri, Jayakanthan Kabeerdoss, Debashish Danda
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic fibro-inflammatory disease. This disease may be associated with elevated serum and tissue IgG4 levels. Early treatment prevents fibrosis and organ damage. We retrospectively studied the clinicopathologic correlation and outcome of treatment in IgG4-RD. This single-center retrospective study was done using electronic records of patients subjected to assay of serum IgG4 levels in our laboratory by nephelometry. There were 473 patients with suspected IgG4-RD. Of them, 41 patients fulfilled comprehensive diagnostic criteria for IgG4-RD and 432 had diseases other than IgG4-RD...
May 26, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540416/breastfeeding-initiation-duration-and-reasons-for-weaning-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
Magdalena Acevedo, Julia Pretini, Marina Micelli, Gabriel Sequeira, Eduardo Kerzberg
To assess breastfeeding in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a cross-sectional study of patients with SLE compared to a non-SLE sample was performed. Patients who had pregnancies subsequent to their diagnosis of SLE and who were followed up in the hospital were interviewed. The group of non-SLE mothers consisted of patients who had no known rheumatic disease at the time of their pregnancy, and who were approached at the hospital paediatrics service waiting room. Thirty-six pregnancies in 31 patients with SLE and the same number of non-SLE mothers were studied...
May 24, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536758/serum-levels-of-adipokines-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies-a-pilot-study
#18
Javier Loaiza-Félix, Mariana Moreno-Ramírez, F Luis Pérez-García, Valentín Jiménez-Rojas, Fausto Sánchez-Muñoz, M Luis Amezcua-Guerra
Adipokines are cytokines not only regulating metabolic and endocrine activities, but also modulating inflammatory and immune responses in several clinical settings, including autoimmunity. This study was aimed to evaluate whether serum adipokine levels may be useful as markers of disease activity in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). Adiponectin, leptin, chemokine C-C motif ligand-2 (CCL2), interleukin (IL)-6, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) were measured in the serum of all participants...
May 23, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534211/associations-between-yoga-practice-and-joint-problems-a-cross-sectional-survey-among-9151-australian-women
#19
Romy Lauche, Dania Schumann, David Sibbritt, Jon Adams, Holger Cramer
Yoga exercises have been associated with joint problems recently, indicating that yoga practice might be potentially dangerous for joint health. This study aimed to analyse whether regular yoga practice is associated with the frequency of joint problems in upper middle-aged Australian women. Women aged 62-67 years from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) were questioned in 2013 whether they experienced regular joint pain or problems in the past 12 months and whether they regularly practiced yoga...
May 22, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534210/association-study-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-gene-polymorphisms-with-bone-mass-assessed-by-quantitative-ultrasound-in-young-adults
#20
María Correa-Rodriguez, Jacqueline Schmidt-RioValle, Blanca Rueda-Medina
Different genetic variants in estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) have been shown to influence bone phenotypes including quantitative bone ultrasound in elderly. We aimed to investigate the role of ESR1 polymorphisms in bone mass assessed by calcaneal quantitative ultrasound (QUS) in a population of young adults. The study sample consisted of 466 healthy individuals of Caucasian ancestry (315 females and 152 males) aged 18 and 25 years (median age 20.39 ± 2.70). Six ESR1 polymorphisms (rs302033, rs2982552, rs2982575, rs2504063, rs2234693-PvuII and rs9340799-XbaI) were selected as genetic markers and genotyped...
May 22, 2017: Rheumatology International
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