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International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901731/response-to-combination-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-cyclosporin-a-and-corticosteroid-treatment-in-lupus-nephritis-patients-with-persistent-proteinuria
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Nuntana Kasitanon, Pornkamon Boripatkosol, Worawit Louthrenoo
OBJECTIVE: To study the response of lupus nephritis (LN) patients with persistent proteinuria (≥ 1 g/day after ≥ 6 months corticosteroid and single immunosuppressant treatment, or ≥ 3 g/day after ≥ 3 months of corticosteroid and single immunosuppressant treatment) to corticosteroid combined with two immunosuppressants, and to evaluate associated factors of response within 1 year. METHOD: A retrospective study of proteinuria and renal function observed in LN patients with persistent proteinuria after adding a second immunosuppressant at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901727/retention-rates-of-adalimumab-etanercept-and-infliximab-as-first-line-biotherapy-agent-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-in-daily-practice-auvergne-experience
#2
Martin Soubrier, Bruno Pereira, Thomas Frayssac, Angelique Fan, Marion Couderc, Sandrine Malochet-Guinamand, Sylvain Mathieu, Zuzana Tatar, Anne Tournadre, Jean-Jacques Dubost
OBJECTIVE: To compare, in real-life conditions, the retention rates of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) treatment (etanercept [ETN], adalimumab [ADA] and infliximab [IFX]) initiated as first-line biotherapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to evaluate, in case of failure, the switch to another anti-TNF or a non-anti-TNF biological. METHODS: Monocentric retrospective cohort including all patients with RA starting a first anti-TNF between 2001 and 2015. RESULTS: Among the 346 patients analyzed, 201 received ETN, 82 ADA and 63 IFX...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901660/local-steroid-injection-versus-wrist-splinting-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#3
Ho So, Vincent C H Chung, Joseph C K Cheng, Ronald M L Yip
AIM: We conducted a prospective randomized parallel clinical trial comparing the efficacy of local steroid injection and nocturnal wrist splinting in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). METHODS: The well-validated and disease-specific Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BCTQ) was employed and its score at 4 weeks after treatment was used as the primary outcome measure. Important secondary outcomes included patient satisfaction, the change of an objective finger dexterity test and the side effects...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891170/design-and-evaluation-of-cryodevice-an-easy-to-use-apparatus-for-maintenance-of-optimum-temperature-during-cryoglobulin-assay
#4
Praveen K Veerasubramanian, Jayakanthan Kabeerdoss, Pulukool Sandhya, Suresh Devasahayam, Debashish Danda
INTRODUCTION: Maintenance of temperature during collection and transport of blood is an important pre-requisite for cryoglobulin assays. In this manuscript, we describe 'cryodevice', a low-cost device for transportation and/or incubation of vials of whole blood at 37°C. Such a device would reduce false negatives in cryoglobulin assays. METHOD: The 'cryodevice' takes the embodiment of a portable, light, insulated water bath, which can be used as an incubator in a plugged-in state, or as a transport container after it is set up and disconnected from the power supply...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884965/favorable-effects-of-hydroxychloroquine-on-serum-low-density-lipid-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Hamayon Babary, Xibei Liu, Yosef Ayatollahi, Xin P Chen, Loomee Doo, Lakshmi K Uppaluru, Myoung K Kwak, Catherine Kulaga, Dodji Modjinou, Ewa Olech, Ji W Yoo
AIMS: Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has shown to have significant immunomodulatory effects in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Current studies show favorable effects of HCQ on traditional cardiac risk factors in patients with SLE. This review examined the effects of HCQ on serum low-density lipoprotein (LDL) level in patients with SLE. METHODS: A systematic search of seven major literature search databases from their inception until 3 April, 2017 identified nine studies...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857474/association-between-serum-vitamin-d-levels-and-neuropathic-pain-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
#6
Hilal Yesil, Ulas Sungur, Sedef Akdeniz, Gulcan Gurer, Basak Yalcın, Umit Dundar
AIM: Recent literature suggests that neuropathic pain (NP) and vitamin D deficiency can occur concurrently in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This study aimed to examine the development of NP in patients with RA and the relationship between NP and vitamin D. METHODS: We used the Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANSS) questionnaire to evaluate NP in 93 patients with RA. Demographic and clinical data were obtained from patient files and interviews, and patients' serum vitamin D levels were recorded...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857441/diagnostic-utility-of-hla-b-5801-screening-in-severe-allopurinol-hypersensitivity-syndrome-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Kuang-Hui Yu, Cheng-Yen Yu, Yao-Fan Fang
BACKGROUND: Despite many studies suggesting an association between human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B*5801 and allopurinol-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and Stevens-Johnsons syndrome (SJS), the evidence of association in different populations and the degree of association remain uncertain. METHODS: The primary analysis was based on population-control studies. Data were pooled by means of a random-effects model, and sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratios (LR+), negative likelihood ratios (LR-), diagnostic odds ratios (DOR), and areas under summary receiver operating characteristic (SROC) curves (AUC) were calculated...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815908/necrotizing-sweet-s-syndrome-presenting-as-necrotizing-fasciitis-with-a-good-response-to-immune-suppressant-treatment
#8
LETTER
Bo Young Kim, Dong-Il Chun, Yoon Mi Jeen, Hyun-Sook Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809090/the-association-between-p-selectin-glycoprotein-ligand-1-gene-variable-number-of-tandem-repeats-polymorphism-and-risk-of-thrombosis-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#9
Fulya Cosan, Basar Oku, Ozgun M Gedar Totuk, Neslihan Abaci, Duran Ustek, Reyhan Diz Kucukkaya, Ahmet Gul
OBJECTIVES: Behçet's disease (BD) has been recognized as an unclassified type of vasculitis with an accompanying tendency to thrombosis. No disease-specific pathology has been demonstrated so far to explain the prothrombotic state, and this predisposition is considered to be associated with endothelial activation/dysfunction. P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) polymorphism has an impact on the protein length, and heterozygosity affect of the PSGL-1 to P-selectin interaction, which has been found to be associated with an increased risk of thrombosis in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791808/a-randomized-blinded-comparative-study-of-clinical-response-to-surface-anatomy-guided-injection-versus-sonography-guided-injection-of-hyaloronic-acid-in-patients-with-primary-knee-osteoarthritis
#10
Nahid Kianmehr, Atefeh Hasanzadeh, Farrokh Naderi, Sholeh Khajoei, Anousheh Haghighi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Comparison between the effect of sonographic guided and blind knee injection of hyaluronic acid has been evaluated in this study. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Sixty-one patients with primary knee osteoarthritis were randomly allocated into two groups and received intrabursal injection of hyaloronic acid over 3 weeks. The difference between baseline amounts of Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and visual analogue scale (VAS) score and these amounts after 6 and 12 weeks were calculated and subsequently compared between the two groups...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791802/a-26-week-feasibility-study-comparing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-modified-release-prednisone-with-immediate-release-prednisolone-in-newly-diagnosed-cases-of-giant-cell-arteritis
#11
Charles Raine, Philip P Stapleton, Dimos Merinopoulos, Win Win Maw, Katerina Achilleos, Dawn Gayford, Sarah Mapplebeck, Craig Mackerness, Paul Schofield, Bhaskar Dasgupta
OBJECTIVE: A feasibility study to assess efficacy and safety of modified release (MR) prednisone (Lodotra™) compared to immediate release (IR) prednisolone in patients with newly diagnosed giant cell arteritis (GCA). METHODS: Twelve patients with new diagnosis of GCA were initially treated with high-dose prednisolone (40-60 mg) daily for 4 weeks and then randomized to two open arms to continue tapering steroid treatment with either standard IR prednisolone or MR prednisone...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791773/sarcoidosis-with-takayasu-arteritis-a-model-of-overlapping-granulomatosis-a-report-of-seven-cases-and-literature-review
#12
Catherine Chapelon-Abric, David Saadoun, Isabelle Marie, Cloé Comarmond, Anne Claire Desbois, Fanny Domont, Léa Savey, Patrice Cacoub
OBJECTIVE: To describe the features of exceptional coexisting Takayasu arteritis (TA) and sarcoidosis, two conditions of unknown cause associated with a common immunologic pattern. METHODS: We report seven cases of concomitant sarcoidosis-Takayasu or Takayasu-like vasculitis, observed in two referral centers between 1995 and 2015. RESULTS: All patients were female. The mean age at sarcoidosis diagnosis and TA diagnosis was 36 and 37 years, respectively...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782262/relevance-of-ultrasonography-in-assessing-disease-activity-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#13
Joana Sousa Neves, Daniela Santos Faria, Marcos Cerqueira, Maria Carmo Afonso, Filipa Teixeira
AIM: Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) comprise a group of rare and heterogeneous diseases difficult to diagnose and follow up. Precise measures for assessing disease activity are not available at the moment. Our objective was to evaluate the usefulness of ultrasonography (US) as a monitoring tool in IIM. METHOD: The study evaluated IIM patients diagnosed and followed up from 2005 to 2015 in our department. Fifteen patients with a mean age of 52.2 ± 22...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766857/birmingham-vasculitis-activity-score-of-more-than-9-5-at-diagnosis-is-an-independent-predictor-of-refractory-disease-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
#14
Juyoung Yoo, Ho Jae Kim, Seung Min Jung, Jason Jungsik Song, Yong-Beom Park, Sang-Won Lee
AIM: We investigated whether clinical manifestations, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs), Birmingham vasculitis activity score (BVAS) for granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and five factor score (FFS) at diagnosis can predict relapse or refractory disease in 30 histology-proven GPA patients with follow-up duration ≥ 12 weeks. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 30 GPA patients. We collected clinical data, ANCAs, BVAS for GPA, FFSs at diagnosis, and we compared variables between the two groups based on relapse or refractory disease...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762649/associations-between-systemic-bone-mineral-density-knee-cartilage-defects-and-bone-marrow-lesions-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
#15
Qicui Zhu, Jianhua Xu, Kang Wang, Jingyu Cai, Juan Wu, Jiale Ren, Shuang Zheng, Changhai Ding
AIM: The relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoarthritis (OA) remains controversial. This study aimed to explore the cross-sectional associations between BMD at the total body, hip and spine and joint structural abnormalities including cartilage defects and bone marrow lesions (BMLs) in patients with knee OA. METHOD: One hundred and eight-five subjects with symptomatic knee OA were included in this study. T2-weighted fast spin echo magnetic resonance imaging was used to assess knee cartilage defects and BMLs...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762647/renal-histology-in-indigenous-australians-with-lupus-nephritis
#16
Farshad Ghazanfari, Zulfikar Jabbar, Johannes Nossent
BACKGROUND: Lupus nephritis (LN) is a feared complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Renal biopsy is valuable to assess disease severity and prognosis, but no histological data are available for Indigenous Australians (IA). We compared histopathology between IA and non-IA patients (NI) with LN in northern Australia and describe main outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of all patients with biopsy evidence of LN at Royal Darwin Hospital over a 10-year period...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752680/elevated-serum-interleukin-35-is-associated-with-disease-activity-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
LETTER
Chun Li, Na Liu, Huaqun Zhu, Liling Xu, Rong Mu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752679/the-effect-of-intra-articular-injection-of-autologous-bone-marrow-stem-cells-on-pain-and-knee-function-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis
#18
Domingo Garay-Mendoza, Laura Villarreal-Martínez, Alejandra Garza-Bedolla, Daniela M Pérez-Garza, Carlos Acosta-Olivo, Felix Vilchez-Cavazos, Cesar Diaz-Hutchinson, David Gómez-Almaguer, José C Jaime-Pérez, Consuelo Mancías-Guerra
AIM: Management of osteoarthritis (OA) is basically symptomatic. Recently, stem cells (SC) have been used in the search for an optimum treatment. We decided to conduct a controlled clinical trial to determine if a single intra-articular injection of in vivo stimulated bone marrow SC could lead to an improvement in pain management and quality of life in patients with knee OA. METHOD: This was a prospective, open-label, phase I/II clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a single intra-articular injection of autologous stimulated bone marrow stem cells (BM-SC) in patients with knee OA...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752678/risk-factors-and-outcome-of-thai-patients-with-scleroderma-renal-crisis-a-disease-duration-matched-case-control-study
#19
Suparaporn Wangkaew, Supawita Lertthanaphok, Saowanee Puntana, Kajohnsak Noppakun
INTRODUCTION: Data regarding the prevalence, risk factors and outcome of scleroderma renal crisis (SRC) in Asian patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) are limited. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, risk factors and outcomes of SRC in Thai SSc patients. METHOD: Medical records of all SSc patients seen at the Division of Rheumatology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, from January 1990 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. For each SRC case, a disease duration (±1 year) matched control (four SSc patient without SRC for each SRC patient) was identified...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752674/association-of-mica-129-polymorphism-and-circulating-soluble-mica-level-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-a-south-indian-tamil-population
#20
Christina M Mariaselvam, Wahid Boukouaci, Dominique Charron, Rajagopal Krishnamoorthy, Ryad Tamouza, Durga P Misra, Vir S Negi
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a clinically heterogeneous chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by synovitis leading to joint destruction. Both genetic and environmental factors are involved in the pathogenesis of RA. Significant dysregulation of NKG2D, an activating receptor of natural killer and certain autoreactive T cells as well as its ligand major histocompatibility complex class I chain-related gene A (MICA) has been implicated in perpetuating the pathology of RA...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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