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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786781/the-ejes-3d-tool-for-personalized-prescription-of-exercise-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-through-multimedia-animations-pilot-study
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Mariano Tomás Flórez, Raquel Almodóvar, Fernando García Pérez, Ana Belén Rodríguez Cambrón, Loreto Carmona, María Ángeles Pérez Manzanero, Juan Aboitiz Cantalapiedra, Ana Urruticoechea-Arana, Carlos J Rodríguez Lozano, Carmen Castro, Cristina Fernández-Carballido, Eugenio de Miguel, Eva Galíndez, José Luis Álvarez Vega, Juan Carlos Torre Alonso, Luis F Linares, Mireia Moreno, Victoria Navarro-Compán, Xavier Juanola, Pedro Zarco
To develop and evaluate a web application based on multimedia animations, combined with a training program, to improve the prescription of exercises in spondyloarthritis (SpA). After a review of exercises included in the main clinical trials and recommendations of international societies, a multidisciplinary team-rehabilitators, rheumatologists, physiotherapists, computer scientists and graphic designers-developed a web application for the prescription of exercises (EJES-3D). Once completed, this was presented to 12 pairs of rehabilitators-rheumatologists from the same hospital in a workshop...
May 21, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786780/correction-to-the-italian-version-of-the-juvenile-arthritis-multidimensional-assessment-report-jamar
#2
Alessandro Consolaro, Francesca Bovis, Angela Pistorio, Rolando Cimaz, Fabrizio De Benedetti, Angela Miniaci, Fabrizia Corona, Valeria Gerloni, Silvana Martino, Serena Pastore, Patrizia Barone, Sara Pieropan, Elisabetta Cortis, Rosa Anna Podda, Romina Gallizzi, Adele Civino, Francesco La Torre, Donato Rigante, Rita Consolini, Maria Cristina Maggio, Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Francesca Perfetti, Giovanni Filocamo, Claudia Toppino, Francesco Licciardi, Marco Garrone, Silvia Scala, Elisa Patrone, Monica Tonelli, Daniela Tani, Angelo Ravelli, Alberto Martini, Nicolino Ruperto
The family name of author Francesco La Torre was incorrect in the published article. The correct family name should read as La Torre F.
May 21, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777341/improvement-of-neurological-and-ocular-symptoms-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-after-the-introduction-of-infliximab
#3
REVIEW
Marko Barešić, Mirna Reihl, Mario Habek, Nenad Vukojević, Branimir Anić
Behçet's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of unknown origin characterized by multiple organ involvement. The most common symptoms of Behçet's disease are recurrent oral and/or genital ulcerations in combination with symptoms affecting eyes, skin, central and peripheral nervous system, blood vessels and gastrointestinal tract. We present a 43-year-old female patient with the history of recurrent episodes of genital and oral ulcerations, elevated acute phase reactants and skin lesions. The diagnosis of Behçet's disease has been delayed (for more than 10 years) and reached only after she developed neurological and ocular symptoms...
May 17, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777340/2017-update-of-the-turkish-league-against-rheumatism-tlar-evidence-based-recommendations-for-the-management-of-knee-osteoarthritis
#4
REVIEW
Tiraje Tuncer, Fatih Hasan Cay, Lale Altan, Gulcan Gurer, Cahit Kacar, Suheda Ozcakir, Sahap Atik, Figen Ayhan, Berrin Durmaz, Nurten Eskiyurt, Hakan Genc, Yesim GokceKutsal, Rezzan Gunaydin, Simin Hepguler, Sami Hizmetli, Taciser Kaya, Yesim Kurtais, Merih Saridogan, Dilsad Sindel, Serap Sutbeyaz, Omer Faruk Sendur, Hatice Ugurlu, Zeliha Unlu
In a Turkish League Against Rheumatism (TLAR) project, evidence-based recommendations for the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) was developed for the first time in our country in 2012 (TLAR-2012). In accordance with developing medical knowledge and scientific evidence, recommendations were updated. The committee was composed of 22 physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (4 have rheumatology subspeciality also) and an orthopaedic surgeon. Systematic literature search were applied on Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane and Turkish Medical Index for the dates between January the 1st 2012 and January the 29th of 2015...
May 17, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774373/cardiovascular-system-changes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-continued-low-disease-activity
#5
Małgorzata Biskup, Wojciech Biskup, Maria Majdan, Bożena Targońska-Stępniak
Systemic inflammation and disease activity seem to contribute to excessive prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) diseases (CVDs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of the study was to assess chosen CV parameters in RA patients who have continuous low disease activity. The study group consisted of 70 RA patients without known CVD and 33 healthy controls, of a comparable age. All RA patients had continued low disease activity (DAS28 ≤ 3.2) from 2 to 7 years. The groups were assessed for: blood pressure, serum amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), carotid intima media thickness (cIMT), electrocardiography (ECG), ejection fraction (EJ) and diastolic dysfunction (E/A ratio) in echocardiography...
May 17, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766257/the-impact-of-exercise-on-sleep-time-quality-and-disturbance-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
#6
Sean G McKenna, Alan E Donnelly, Bente A Esbensen, Alexander D Fraser, Norelee M Kennedy
Poor sleep is an issue for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which may curtail their ability to function appropriately and reduce their activity levels. This paper describes a protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial of an aerobic exercise intervention compared with exercise advice designed to improve sleep in people with RA. Objectives are to obtain reliable estimates regarding recruitment rates, participant retention and protocol adherence and to generate potential effect size estimates for a main trial...
May 15, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766256/monogenic-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-insights-in-pathophysiology
#7
REVIEW
Ezgi Deniz Batu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex disease with different genetic, immunologic, and environmental factors contributing to the pathogenesis. Monogenic SLE could help us understand the main phases of immune dysregulation in SLE. The aim of this review is to summarize the current knowledge on monogenic SLE with the implications of the respective genes on disease pathogenesis. A comprehensive literature search on monogenic SLE was conducted utilizing the Cochrane Library and MEDLINE/PubMed databases...
May 15, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761224/cardiopulmonary-factors-affecting-6-min-walk-distance-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#8
Naoki Mugii, Fujiko Someya
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies involve skeletal muscles and can be associated with interstitial lung disease and/or heart dysfunction, which may reduce exercise capacity. We aimed to clarify cardiopulmonary factors affecting the 6-min walk distance in patients who were able to walk without leg pain or fatigue. Twenty-three patients with inactive adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, and 18 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were evaluated for hemodynamic responses using noninvasive impedance cardiography during the 6-min walk test...
May 14, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761223/serum-profile-of-transferrin-isoforms-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-preliminary-study
#9
Ewa Gruszewska, Magdalena Sienkiewicz, Paweł Abramowicz, Jerzy Konstantynowicz, Monika Gudowska-Sawczuk, Lech Chrostek, Bogdan Cylwik
It is reported that alterations in protein glycosylation are present in adult rheumatic diseases; however, the data related to pediatric rheumatic conditions are very scarce. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) on the serum glycosylation profile of transferrin isoforms. Twenty-five patients with different clinical forms of an active JIA and 22 healthy controls were studied. Serum samples were analyzed by capillary electrophoresis on MINICAP electrophoretic system (Sebia, France) to determine the levels of transferrin isoforms...
May 14, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761222/english-language-videos-on-youtube-as-a-source-of-information-on-self-administer-subcutaneous-anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-agent-injections
#10
Sena Tolu, Ozan Volkan Yurdakul, Betul Basaran, Aylin Rezvani
The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability, content, and quality of videos for patients available on YouTube for learning how to self-administer subcutaneous anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) injections. We searched for the terms Humira injection, Enbrel injection, Simponi injection, and Cimzia injection. Videos were categorised as useful information, misleading information, useful patient opinion, and misleading patient opinion by two physicians. Videos were rated for quality on a 5-point global quality scale (GQS; 1 = poor quality, 5 = excellent quality) and reliability and content using the 5-point DISCERN scale (higher scores represent greater reliability and more comprehensive videos)...
May 14, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754328/hbsag-negative-and-anti-hbc-positive-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-retrospective-pilot-study
#11
Sang-Won Lee, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Yong-Beom Park, Kwang-Hyub Han, Jun Yong Park
We examined whether resolved hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection was associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV), and affected AAV activity at diagnosis and prognosis during the follow-up. We reviewed the electronic medical records of 153 AAV patients, and included 91 hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative patients having results of both antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) and surface antigen (anti-HBs). We collected clinical and laboratory data, Birmingham vasculitis activity score (BVAS) and five factor scores (FFS) at diagnosis and relapse rates during the follow-up...
May 12, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754327/the-many-faces-of-igg4-related-disease-report-of-a-case-with-inaugural-recurrent-aortic-aneurism-ruptures-and-literature-review
#12
REVIEW
Mariana Luís, Luísa Brites, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jesus, Tânia Santiago, Sara Serra, João Rovisco, Lina Carvalho, José António P da Silva, Armando Malcata
Vascular involvement in IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), is a well-recognized feature and large vessel commitment, especially the aorta, can be the only manifestation of the disease. Being a newly recognized disease, its diagnosis and workup still represents a challenge in clinical practice. A 47-year-old-man with two aortic aneurysms ruptures, one at abdominal and the other at thoracic level, was referred to our rheumatology department. The initial analysis of the surgical specimen obtained 3 years earlier revealed a nonspecific aortitis...
May 12, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748857/dynamic-of-changes-in-coronary-artery-calcification-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-over-18-months
#13
Helen V Udachkina, Diana S Novikova, Tatiana V Popkova, Irina G Kirillova, Evgenia I Markelova
The coronary artery calcification (CAC) progression may be useful noninvasive predictor of future cardiovascular events (CVE). The progression rate of CAC in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is poorly understood. To assess the dynamic of CAC scores in early RA patients for 18 months, 74 RA adult patients (ACR/EULAR criteria, 2010, duration ≤ 12 months, with moderate/high RA activity, without prior administration of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or glucocorticoids) were enrolled within the framework of the observational study: women 73%, median age 56 years, median RA duration 6 months, median DAS28[ESR] 5...
May 11, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737371/efficacy-and-safety-of-interleukin-1-antagonists-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Shekoufeh Nikfar, Parisa Saiyarsarai, Bereket Molla Tigabu, Mohammad Abdollahi
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have a high level of pro-inflammatory interleukin-1. Augmenting the blockade of interleukin-1 receptors by external interleukin-1 receptor antagonist modifies the progression of the disease. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (anakinra) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical trials and extension studies that compared anakinra with placebo or other medications were included. Electronic bibliographic databases: PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Sciences were searched from inception to November 2017...
May 8, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732488/coronary-flow-reserve-in-systemic-rheumatic-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Gian Luca Erre, Giorgio Buscetta, Panagiotis Paliogiannis, Arduino Aleksander Mangoni, Ciriaco Carru, Giuseppe Passiu, Angelo Zinellu
Coronary flow reserve (CFR), a measure of both obstructive coronary artery disease and microvascular dysfunction, has been evaluated in systemic rheumatic diseases (RDs), but a comprehensive critical appraisal of the available evidence is lacking. The objective of this study is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies with small sample size investigating the associations between the presence of RDs and CFR to increase statistical power and accuracy. PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar, from inception to March 2018, were searched for studies reporting on CFR in RDs in comparison to healthy subjects...
May 7, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730854/renal-involvement-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#16
REVIEW
Francisco Vileimar Andrade de Azevedo, Diego Germano Maia, Jozelio Freire de Carvalho, Carlos Ewerton Maia Rodrigues
This is a review of scientific publications on renal involvement in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), with focus on clinical and histopathological findings and treatment. A search for English-language articles on renal involvement in APS covering the period 1980-2017 was conducted in Medline/PubMed and Scopus databases using the MeSH terms "antiphospholipid syndrome", "antiphospholipid antibodies", "glomerulonephritis" and "thrombotic microangiopathy" (TMA). APS nephropathy is primarily the result of thromboses in renal arteries or veins, intraparenchymatous arteries and glomerular capillaries...
May 5, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721697/spectrum-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-oman-from-childhood-to-adulthood
#17
Asma Al Rasbi, Eiman Abdalla, Rabab Sultan, Nasreen Abdullah, Juma Al Kaabi, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Reem Abdwani
SLE is a disease that mainly affects women of childbearing age, however, a total of 15-20% of cases present in children. Although adult onset SLE (aSLE) and childhood onset SLE (cSLE) share the same diagnostic criteria, differences have been identified. The aim of this study is to compare the similarities and differences in between cSLE and aSLE in an Arab population from Oman. We evaluated 225 SLE patients, 139 adults and 86 children, who fulfilled the criteria for diagnosis. At disease onset, 99% of SLE cohort fulfilled the SLICC criteria; however the ACR 1997 criteria were fulfilled in 66% aSLE and 80% cSLE...
May 2, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721696/pyoderma-gangrenosum-like-ulcerations-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-two-cases-and-literature-review
#18
REVIEW
Giovanni Genovese, Simona Tavecchio, Emilio Berti, Franco Rongioletti, Angelo Valerio Marzano
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a systemic necrotizing small vessel vasculitis associated with circulating anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs). Skin manifestations, mostly represented by palpable purpura, papulonodular lesions and livedo reticularis, are present in up to 50% of the cases. Ulcerations with undermined, raised erythematous-violaceous border resembling pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) have rarely been reported as skin involvement in GPA. The presence of circulating ANCAs with a cytoplasmic labelling pattern, the involvement of internal organs, particularly of the lung, and the absence on histology of a mainly neutrophilic infiltrate in early phases of the cutaneous lesions may be regarded as clues to rule out true PG and confirm the diagnosis of GPA skin ulcerations simulating PG...
May 2, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721695/inverse-gottron-papules-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis-an-under-recognized-clinical-entity
#19
Ankur Kumar Jindal, Sandesh Guleria, Rakesh Kumar Pilania, Anuradha Bishnoi, Keshavamurthy Vinay, Sunil Dogra, Deepti Suri, Amit Rawat, Surjit Singh
The objective of this study was to report four children having juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) with inverse Gottron sign along with a brief review of literature of similarly published cases. This is a retrospective review of case records of all children diagnosed with JDM at a single tertiary care centre in North India. Children who were found to have Gottron papules over palmar surface were identified. A total of 127 children were diagnosed with JDM in the last 24 years (1994-2017). Out of these 127 patients, 4 were found to have Gottron papules over palmar surface...
May 2, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721694/current-status-of-ultrasound-and-dual-energy-computed-tomography-in-the-evaluation-of-gout
#20
REVIEW
Hillary W Garner, Daniel E Wessell
Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis and is increasing in relevance due to its rising prevalence and incidence. Dual-energy CT (DECT) and ultrasound (US) are the most frequently used imaging modalities for the diagnosis of gout and for the follow-up of patients receiving therapy. Although DECT has the highest diagnostic accuracy for gout and shows consistently excellent reader agreement in the assessment of urate deposition change after therapy, US also performs well and remains just as important an imaging tool in these realms due to its practical advantages in cost, availability, and safety...
May 2, 2018: Rheumatology International
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