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Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248797/metachronous-involvement-diagnostic-imprecision-of-serum-immunoglobulin-g4-levels-and-discordance-between-clinical-and-radiological-findings-in-immunoglobulin-g4-related-pachymeningitis-a-longitudinal-case-report
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Waqar Waheed, Philip Michael Skidd, Neil M Borden, Pamela C Gibson, Mohamed Ali Babi, Rup Tandan
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease is an increasingly recognized, idiopathic systemic disorder that might be associated with elevated serum IgG4 level and tissue infiltration by IgG4-positive plasma cells. We describe the clinical features and biopsy findings in a patient who presented with features suggestive of pachymeningitis and multiple cranial neuropathies. Meningeal biopsy and other laboratory studies established the diagnosis of IgG4-related hypertrophic pachymeningitis. Despite treatment with corticosteroids and mycophenolate mofetil, the patient exhibited a fluctuating progressive course, which stabilized with rituximab, although the radiological findings persisted over 2½ years of follow-up...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221313/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-interventions-for-depression-and-anxiety-in-persons-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Kirsten M Fiest, Carol A Hitchon, Charles N Bernstein, Christine A Peschken, John R Walker, Lesley A Graff, Ryan Zarychanski, Ahmed Abou-Setta, Scott B Patten, Jitender Sareen, James Bolton, Ruth Ann Marrie
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric comorbidities, such as depression and anxiety, are very common in persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and can lead to adverse outcomes. By appropriately treating these comorbidities, disease-specific outcomes and quality of life may be improved. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature from controlled trials of treatments for depression and anxiety in persons with RA. METHODS: We searched multiple online databases from inception until March 25, 2015, without restrictions on language, date, or location of publication...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145906/safety-of-tofacitinib-in-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-latin-america-compared-with-the-rest-of-the-world-population
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Oswaldo M Castañeda, Felix J Romero, Ariel Salinas, Gustavo Citera, Eduardo Mysler, Oscar Rillo, Sebastiao C Radominski, Mario H Cardiel, Juan J Jaller, Carlos Alvarez-Moreno, Dario Ponce de Leon, Graciela Castelli, Erika G García, Kenneth Kwok, Ricardo Rojo
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, autoimmune disease characterized by joint destruction. Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor for the treatment of RA. This post hoc analysis assessed the safety of tofacitinib in Latin American (LA) patients with RA versus the Rest of World (RoW) population. METHODS: Data were pooled from 14 clinical studies of tofacitinib: six Phase 2, six Phase 3 and two long-term extension studies. Incidence rates (IRs; patients with events/100 patient-years of treatment exposure) were calculated for safety events of special interest combined across tofacitinib doses...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121807/sulfasalazine-related-hypersensitivity-reactions-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases
#4
Songul Cildag, Taskin Senturk
BACKGROUND: Sulfasalazine (SSZ), which has an arylamine sulfonamide structure, is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of many rheumatic diseases. Various adverse effects have been reported related to SSZ. In the present study, we aimed to define the frequency of SSZ-related hypersensitivity reaction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. METHODS: A total of 136 patients were included in this study. During follow-ups, reaction type, reaction duration, and drug doses were recorded in patients who developed hypersensitivity reactions...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121806/a-useful-clinical-sign-in-pediatric-systemic-sclerosis
#5
Farhad Salehzadeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121805/giant-cell-arteritis-incidentally-detected-by-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-a-patient-with-atypical-symptoms
#6
Ruiguo Zhang, Jie Shen, Wei Jiang, Xiaoer Wei, Lan Qin, Enci Ding
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121804/musculoskeletal-ultrasound-of-psoriatic-dactylitis-revealing-flexor-tenosynovitis
#7
Johnson Chong-Sein Kay, Jay Brent Higgs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099218/perceptions-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-comparative-study-between-patients-and-their-close-families
#8
Lamyae Bouhouche, Samira Rostom, Zineb Malouli Idrissi, Rachid Bahiri, Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
OBJECTIVE: To compare perceptions of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to those of their families regarding pain and subjective experience of the disease. METHODS: It was a monocentric study, including 120 RA patients (according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria). The questionnaires were developed during meetings of RA patients, rheumatologists, and methodologists while referring to the literature. The patient questionnaire comprised 22 items organized in 4 sections: pain, perceived experience of the disease, activity restrictions, and help received...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099217/indirect-carotid-cavernous-fistula-mimicking-scleritis
#9
Andrés Alberto Hormaza, Gabriel J Tobón, Carlos A Cañas, Juan Pablo Suso, Fabio Bonilla-Abadía
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099216/a-rare-case-of-amyopathic-juvenile-dermatomyositis-associated-to-psoriasis-successfully-treated-with-ustekinumab
#10
Claudia L Montoya, Martha L Gonzalez, Fabio E Ospina, Gabriel J Tobón
Coexistence between two or more immunological-mediated diseases implies a clinical and therapeutic challenge that is uncommon in the clinical field. We report a rare case of a young patient with amyopathic juvenile dermatomyositis and erythrodermic psoriasis, with an excellent response to ustekinumab.
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099215/prevalence-and-severity-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-an-epidemiologic-survey-and-investigation-of-clinical-correlates
#11
Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi, Pedram Paragomi, Ashraf Shahali, Maryam Akhlaghkhah, Mahmood Akbarian, Maassoomeh Akhlaghi, Masoumeh Kheirandish, Farhad Gharibdoost
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic multisystem connective tissue disorder with detrimental impact on quality of life. Patients with SSc face emotional distress and frequently meet criteria for a psychiatric disorder. However, the pattern of psychiatric manifestations may vary according to socioethnic background. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the prevalence of depressive and anxiety symptoms and examined their association with sociodemographic and clinical factors in Iranian SSc patients...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099214/rheumatoid-arthritis-selecting-monotherapy-versus-combination-therapy
#12
Nimish Mehta, Lynne Kolton Schneider, Emilie McCardell
The overall goal of therapy for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is to achieve low disease activity or remission and to prevent or control joint damage, prevent loss of function, and decrease pain. However, many patients with RA do not have the disease adequately controlled, and only a minority attain consistent remission. To successfully treat to target, rheumatologists need practical guidance to select monotherapy and combination therapy regimens based on available data. Differences in study design, dosing regimens, and data from defined and specific patient populations pose challenges to clinicians who treat patients with diverse characteristics and needs...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333874/successful-treatment-of-autoimmune-disease-associated-pyoderma-gangrenosum-with-the-il-1-receptor-antagonist-anakinra-a-case-series-of-3-patients
#13
Celia Beynon, Mei Fong Chin, Prasad Hunasehally, Krishnan Bhagwandas, Martin Bevan, Marisa Taylor, Thomas Lawson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333873/knitting-as-a-promising-pain-self-management-strategy-for-older-women-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-hand
#14
Lucie Brosseau, Guillaume Léonard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333872/calcium-pyrophosphate-dihydrate-deposition-in-a-pseudarthrosis-a-new-location-for-an-old-disease
#15
Alice Morais Castro, Fernando Saraiva, Joaquim Polido Pereira, José Bravo Pimentão, José Carlos Romeu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333871/successful-treatment-of-refractory-juvenile-dermatomyositis-with-adalimumab
#16
Chrong-Reen Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333870/seeing-sprue
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April 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333869/macra-a-new-age-for-physician-payments
#18
Kent Kwasind Huston
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 introduced a new system of physician payments in the United States. This legislation and the complex rules written to enact the law intend to force a shift away from volume-based payments and into so called value-based payments. Physicians and other clinicians will be graded via quality and cost metrics and payments will be adjusted based on performance. Robust use of certified electronic health records is required under MACRA. Physicians will follow one of two payment reform tracks known as the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Alternative Payment Model (APM) pathways...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277348/groove-sign-of-eosinophilic-fasciitis
#19
Renee Fruchter, Daniel R Mazori, Alisa N Femia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277347/respiratory-failure-due-to-intestinal-pseudo-obstruction-in-systemic-sclerosis
#20
Yasuyuki Kamata, Seiji Minota
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
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