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Rheumatology International

Andrew Jeyaruban, Muriel Soden, Sarah Larkins
To examine the management of gout in general practice in Townsville, Australia, and to explore comorbid conditions in patients with gout. Study will also explore how closely guidelines are being followed in managing gout. Retrospective chart review was conducted from May to November 2014 in three general practices in Townsville. Registers for patients were established by searching "gout" and "gouty arthritis". Three hundred and twenty-one patients were included in the study after excluding inactive patients, patients below age of 18 and patients with cancer...
October 21, 2016: Rheumatology International
Sebastiano A G Lava, Gabriëlla G A M Peeters, Mario G Bianchetti, Barbara Goeggel Simonetti, Giacomo D Simonetti, Gregorio P Milani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 21, 2016: Rheumatology International
Fatma Eminaga, Jonathan Le-Carratt, Adrian Jones, A Abhishek
The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature on effect of initiating urate-lowering treatment (ULT) during an acute attack of gout on duration of index attack and persistence on ULT. OVID (Medline), EMBASE and AMED were searched to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of ULT initiation during acute gout attack published in English language. Two reviewers appraised the study quality and extracted data independently. Standardized mean difference (SMD) and relative risk (RR) were used to pool continuous and categorical data...
October 19, 2016: Rheumatology International
A Schnabel, U Range, G Hahn, T Siepmann, R Berner, C M Hedrich
Historically, osteomyelitis was considered an infectious disorder. More recently, inflammatory mechanisms were recognized causing a significant proportion of pediatric osteomyelitis. This study was to compare characteristics of children with chronic non-bacterial (CNO) and bacterial osteomyelitis (BOM). A chart review of osteomyelitis patients from the departments of pediatrics, pediatric surgery, orthopedic surgery, and oral and maxillofacial surgery was conducted in a tertiary referral center, covering the years 2004-2014...
October 11, 2016: Rheumatology International
Daqing Nie, Hongbo Li, Guixiu Yan, Zhengyi Wang, Zhaomin He, Wenyu Zhou
The aim of the study is to investigate the impact of CD40 and CD226 gene single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and additional gene-gene interaction on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) risk in Chinese Han populations. Three SNPs were selected for genotyping in the case-control study: rs4810485, rs763361, and rs3765456. Logistic regression was performed to investigate association between SNP within CD40 and CD226 and SLE. Generalized multifactor dimensionality reduction (GMDR) was used to analyze the interaction among three SNPs...
October 8, 2016: Rheumatology International
Julie Obert, Olivia Freynet, Hilario Nunes, Pierre-Yves Brillet, Makoto Miyara, Robin Dhote, Dominique Valeyre, Jean-Marc Naccache
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common form of extramuscular involvement in patients with polymyositis/dermatomyositis and is associated with poor prognosis. This study was designed to describe the long-term outcome of myositis-associated ILD. This retrospective observational study was conducted in 48 consecutive patients. Two groups defined according to outcome were compared to determine prognostic factors: a "severe" group (vital capacity [VC] < 50 % or carbon monoxide transfer factor [TLCO] < 35 % or death or lung transplantation) and a "nonsevere" group (other patients)...
October 8, 2016: Rheumatology International
Tina D Cunningham, Sarah C DeShields
We examined the agreement between self-reported osteoporosis and bone mineral density (BMD) results through dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) using data from a national representative sample taken from the US communities. Six-year data from the continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006, 2007-2008, and 2009-2010 were merged. Participants included adults 50 years of age or older whose data appeared in both questionnaire and medical examination data files. Self-reported osteoporosis was defined by an affirmative response to a question in the osteoporosis questionnaire then compared with BMD-defined osteoporosis, defined by BMD values taken from the examination data...
October 6, 2016: Rheumatology International
Mirjana Bećarević
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by thromboses and/or pregnancy losses. Laboratory criterion for the diagnosis of APS is the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (anticardiolipin, anti-beta2-glycoprotein I (aβ2gpI) and lupus anticoagulant). On the one hand, the latest classification criteria for the diagnosis of APS emphasized that thrombotic manifestations of the syndrome should be without any signs of an inflammatory process, while on the other hand, some recent reports have suggested that APS is a "pro-inflammatory state...
October 4, 2016: Rheumatology International
Tuo Yang, Yi Zhang, Jie Wei, Chao Zeng, Liang-Jun Li, Xi Xie, Yi-Lun Wang, Dong-Xing Xie, Hui Li, Cui Yang, Guang-Hua Lei
The aim of the study was to estimate the cross-sectional association between cigarette smoking and the prevalence of hyperuricemia (HU) in the middle-aged and elderly males and females. A total of 3415 males and 2932 females were included in this study. HU was defined as SUA≥ 416 mmol/L for males and ≥360 mmol/L for females. The smoking status was classified into four categories based on daily smoking habit: (1) 0/day; (2) 1-10/day; (3) 11-20/day; and (4) >20/day. Multivariable logistic regressions were conducted to examine the aforementioned association...
October 4, 2016: Rheumatology International
Yesim Ozguler, Gulen Hatemi, Serdal Ugurlu, Emire Seyahi, Melike Melikoglu, Sermin Borekci, Ersan Atahan, Gul Ongen, Vedat Hamuryudan
The use of anti-TNF agents is associated with an increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) and anti-TNF agents are stopped when active TB develops. However, discontinuation of treatment can result in flare of the underlying disease. The charts of 22 patients who developed active TB among a cohort of 2754 patients using anti-TNF agents between 2001 and 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Patients restarting biologics during further follow-up were identified. One patient with miliary TB died within 1 month. A biologic agent was restarted in 16 of the remaining 21 patients (76 %)...
October 3, 2016: Rheumatology International
Katsumi Saito, Asami Abe, Tamotsu Kamishima, Hajime Ishikawa, Kunihiko Wakaki, Akihiro Ishizu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2016: Rheumatology International
Stéphanie Fabre, Anna Molto, Sabrina Dadoun, Christopher Rein, Christophe Hudry, Sarah Kreis, Bruno Fautrel, Edouard Pertuiset, Laure Gossec
Physical activity is recommended in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) but may be insufficiently performed. The objective of this study was to assess physical activity in axial spondyloarthritis and to explore its explanatory factors. This was a cross-sectional study of patients with definite axSpA. The level of physical activity (International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Long form, IPAQ-L), type of aerobic exercise and the Exercise Benefits and Barriers Score were collected. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to explain levels of exercise at least as recommended by the World Health Organization...
September 24, 2016: Rheumatology International
Javier Rivera, Miguel A Vallejo
The objectives of this study are to describe appropriateness and drug treatment of comorbidities in fibromyalgia (FM). Cross-sectional study of a group of patients. Number of drugs, indication, duration and appropriateness of prescriptions were evaluated. Patients were classified as: group 1, (FM/FM) previous FM diagnosis and fulfilling criteria; group 2, (noFM/noFM) other diagnosis and not fulfilling criteria; and group 3, (noFM/FM) other diagnosis but fulfilling criteria. Drugs were classified into drugs for nervous system, analgesics/NSAID and drugs for other comorbidities...
September 23, 2016: Rheumatology International
Yu Heng Kwan, Warren Weng Seng Fong, Nai Lee Lui, Si Ting Yong, Yin Bun Cheung, Rahul Malhotra, Truls Østbye, Julian Thumboo
The Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) is a popular health-related quality of life (HrQoL) tool. However, few studies have assessed its psychometric properties in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA). We therefore aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the SF-36 in patients with SpA in Singapore. Cross-sectional data from a registry of 196 SpA patients recruited from a dedicated tertiary referral clinic in Singapore from 2011 to 2014 was used. Analyses were guided by the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments framework...
September 23, 2016: Rheumatology International
Ana Paula Sakamoto, Clovis Artur Silva, Mariana Paes Leme Ferriani, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Eloisa Bonfá, Claudia Saad-Magalhães, Eunice Okuda, Simone Appenzeller, Francisco Hugo Gomes, Ana Luiza Garcia Cunha, Mirna Henriques Tomich Salume, Daniela Petry Piotto, Maria Teresa Terreri
Chronic arthritis (CA) is an unusual condition in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) and data in children is very limited. The aim of the study is to assess CA in a large population of cSLE patients, in a multicenter cross-sectional study including 852 cSLE patients followed in ten Pediatric Rheumatology referral services in state of São Paulo, Brazil. CA was observed in 32/852 (3.7 %) cSLE patients mostly in hands and ankles. Chronic monoarthritis was diagnosed in four cSLE patients, oligoarthritis in nine and polyarthritis in 19...
September 14, 2016: Rheumatology International
Nicole S Lim, Nandini Singh, Neeranjali S Jain, Shahriar Amjadi, Calum W K Chong, Ian C Francis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 3, 2016: Rheumatology International
Xia Xie, Dongmei Wu, Hong Chen
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients have high risk for anxiety and depression. We aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of anxiety and depression in SLE patients in Southwest China. Participants were recruited by convenience sampling from Rheumatic Outpatient Clinic of West China Hospital Sichuan University between August and October 2014. The prevalence of anxiety and depression was evaluated using Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Risk factors were explored by multiple logistic regression analyses...
August 31, 2016: Rheumatology International
Rada Gancheva, Atanas Kundurdjiev, Mariana Ivanova, Todor Kundurzhiev, Zlatimir Kolarov
The aim of our work was to assess ultrasound features of cardiovascular (CV) risk in stages of gout. Cross-sectional complex multimodal ultrasound study of 169 age-matched patients, with similar distribution of arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity and chronic renal failure, was divided into four groups: 41 with asymptomatic hyperuricemia, 52 gout without tophi, 42 gouty tophi and 34 controls with osteoarthritis. Parameters independently associated with CV risk were measured: renal resistive index (RRI), left ventricular mass index (LVMi), mitral annulus early diastolic velocity (e'), intima-media thickness (IMT) and common carotid artery resistive index (CCARI)...
August 30, 2016: Rheumatology International
Patompong Ungprasert, Matthew J Koster, Kenneth J Warrington, Eric L Matteson
Several chronic inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, are associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) as a result of accelerated atherosclerosis. However, the data on CAD risk of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), one of the most common chronic inflammatory disorders in older adults, remain unclear due to limited number of epidemiological studies. To further investigate this possible association, this systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies was performed to compare the risk of CAD in patients with PMR versus subjects without it...
August 30, 2016: Rheumatology International
Kamil Ozdil, Resul Kahraman, Abdurrahman Sahin, Turan Calhan, Erdem H Gozden, Umit Akyuz, Burak Erer, Mehmet H Sokmen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 23, 2016: Rheumatology International
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