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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296238/chinese-sle-treatment-and-research-group-cstar-registry-viii-influence-of-socioeconomic-and-geographical-variables-on-disease-phenotype-and-activity-in-chinese-patients-with-sle
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Yongjing Cheng, Mengtao Li, Jiuliang Zhao, Zhizhong Ye, Caifeng Li, Xiaofeng Li, Ping Zhu, Zhengang Wang, Yi Zheng, Xiangpei Li, Miaojia Zhang, Cibo Huang, Xiaofeng Zeng
AIM: The aim of this study was to estimate the influence of socioeconomic and geographical variables on disease phenotype and activity of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a Chinese population. METHODS: Data on 904 therapy-naïve SLE patients from the Chinese SLE Treatment and Research Group (CSTAR), which is a nation-wide database of SLE patients, were used to evaluate the influence of socioeconomic status (SES) and geographical regions on disease phenotypes...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296177/fibromyalgia-remains-a-significant-burden-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-in-australia
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Anthea C Gist, Emma K Guymer, Laura E Eades, Michelle Leech, Geoffrey O Littlejohn
AIM: High rates of fibromyalgia (FM) are reported in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Advances in RA management have occurred, but information regarding current significance of FM in RA is limited. This investigation estimated the prevalence and health effects of concomitant FM in Australian RA patients. METHODS: Participants were recruited from Australian rheumatology clinics. Subjects were assessed using the 1990 and 2011 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) FM criteria and the polysymptomatic distress score (PDS) was calculated...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294540/traditional-chinese-medicine-bushen-jianpi-huoxue-decoction-prevents-diabetic-osteoporosis-in-rats-via-wnt-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-signaling-pathways
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Yongqing Zhang, Mingming Liu, Haisheng Li, Zetao Chen, Na Liang, Jianguo Xu, Xiaoli Zhang, Yihang Zhang
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Bushen-Jianpi-Huoxue decoction (BJHD), on diabetic osteoporosis (DOP) and the action mechanisms likely mediated by nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and Wnt signaling pathways. METHODS: Fifty-five male Wistar rats were used in this study; they were divided into normal control (n = 10) and established DOP model (n = 45) groups. The DOP model was induced using a combination high carbohydrate - high fat diet and intraperitoneal injections of streptozotocin (STZ)...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294565/ankle-pathologies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-a-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-study
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Halil Harman, İbrahim Tekeoğlu
AIM: We determined ankle pathologies in patients with different types of inflammatory rheumatic diseases using high-resolution ultrasonographic (US) images, and compared the findings among the different patient groups. METHODS: The study included 142 randomly selected inflammatory rheumatic disease patients with clinically swollen or painful ankle joints; 69 patients had rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 58 had spondyloarthropathies (SpA) and 15 had gout. Ankle assessment on US included all of the important anatomical structures...
March 12, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296274/relevance-of-clinical-and-autoantibody-profiles-in-systemic-sclerosis-among-thais
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Chingching Foocharoen, Piyakarn Watcharenwong, Sittichai Netwijitpan, Ajanee Mahakkanukrauh, Siraphop Suwannaroj, Ratanavadee Nanagara
OBJECTIVE: Autoantibody profiles in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and their relative clinical association vary between studies. The rate for being anti-topoisomerase-I (ATA) positive and the association with diffuse cutaneous the SSc subset (dcSSc) is higher among Thais than among Caucasians. The objective was to evaluate the relevance of clinical presentation, namely being positive for one or more autoantibodies among Thai SSc patients. METHOD: A retrospective, cohort study was performed among SSc patients over 18 years of age at Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, during January 2006 to December 2013...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296269/association-between-height-and-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-and-hip-the-northern-finland-birth-cohort-1966-study
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Maiju Welling, Juha Auvinen, Petri Lehenkari, Minna Männikkö, Jaro Karppinen, Pasi J Eskola
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether height at the age of 31 is associated with the incidence of knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) in the following 15 years. METHODS: Participants in The Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 (NFBC1966) diagnosed with knee or hip OA between the ages of 31 and 46 were used as OA cases. Study subjects without knee and hip OA were used as the controls. Height and weight were measured in a clinical examination at the age of 31 (baseline). Mean heights for the OA cases and the controls were compared by an independent samples t-test...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264228/assessment-of-2012-eular-acr-new-classification-criteria-for-polymyalgia-rheumatica-in-japanese-patients-diagnosed-using-bird-s-criteria
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Kiyoshi Matsui, Momo Maruoka, Takahiro Yoshikawa, Naoaki Hashimoto, Mika Nogami, Masahiro Sekiguchi, Naoto Azuma, Masayasu Kitano, Shinichiro Tsunoda, Hajime Sano
AIM: The 2012 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)/American College of Rheumatology (ACR) classification criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) were published in 2012. The present study aimed to assess the 2012 EULAR/ACR classification criteria for PMR in Japanese patients diagnosed with PMR using Bird's criteria. METHODS: The study included 75 patients diagnosed using Bird's criteria. The patients were divided into fulfilled and not-fulfilled groups according to whether they met the 2012 EULAR/ACR classification criteria for PMR...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261995/clinical-utility-of-hypo-and-hyperpigmentation-of-skin-in-diffuse-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis
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Kamal K Solanki, Cecil Hor, Winston S J Chang, Christopher Frampton, Douglas H N White
AIM: Cutaneous involvement is an early manifestation of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Localized areas of 'salt and pepper skin' (S&P) may develop. We hypothesize that S&P skin occurs frequently in diffuse cutaneous (dc) SSc which can be used in its early diagnosis and may correlate with joint contractures. METHODS: Sixty-five patients were recruited for this study. The demographic profiles of SSc were ascertained from hospital records. These patients fulfilled the 2013 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism classification criteria...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261992/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-is-related-to-disease-burden-and-anticoagulant-therapy
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Gabriela Hernández-Molina, Itzel González-Pérez, Carlos Pacheco-Molina, Antonio R Cabral
AIM: To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) and correlate it with a crude estimate of accrual organ damage, comorbidity (diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidemia) and treatment (oral anticoagulation, immunosuppressors and prednisone). METHODS: We assessed HRQoL with the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) and the Lupus Quality of Life instrument (LupusQoL) and the disease burden with a modified Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College of Rheumatology Damage Index (SLICC/ACR SDI)...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261991/role-of-psychosocial-reserve-capacity-in-anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Geraldine Zamora-Racaza, Desiree R Azizoddin, Mariko L Ishimori, Sarah R Ormseth, Daniel J Wallace, Ester G Penserga, Lekeisha Sumner, Julia Ayeroff, Taylor Draper, Perry M Nicassio, Michael H Weisman
AIM: To examine the relationship between reserve capacity measures and anxiety/depression among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) from Southern California (SoCal), United States and Manila, Philippines. METHODS: A total of 235 participants with SLE completed self-reported scales to assess anxiety/depression and psychosocial reserve capacity measures (self-esteem, optimism, personal mastery/coping skills, social support), socioeconomic status (SES) data, and Mexican SLE Disease Activity Index...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261976/prevalence-of-co-morbidities-and-evaluation-of-their-monitoring-in-korean-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-comparison-with-the-results-of-an-international-cross-sectional-study-comora
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In Ah Choi, Sung Hwan Park, Hoon-Suk Cha, Won Park, Hyun Ah Kim, Dae-Hyun Yoo, Han Joo Baek, Seong Geun Lee, Yoon Jong Lee, Yong Bum Park, Seung-Cheol Shim, Ihsane Hmamouchi, Yeong Wook Song
AIM: We designed this study to evaluate the prevalence of comorbidities, their monitoring states and association with treatment medication in Korean rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients compared with patients from other countries. METHODS: We analyzed 1050 RA patients from 11 Korean centers and compared them with 3520 patients from 16 other countries using an international, cross-sectional study evaluating comorbidities of RA (COMORA) database. RESULTS: Annual evaluations of cardiovascular (CV) risk were less frequently performed in Korea (P = 0...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261974/does-long-term-colchicine-prevent-degradation-of-collagen-fiber-network-in-osteoarthritis
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Ragini Srivastava, Siddharth K Das, Gautam Goel, Akash Asthana, Girdhar G Agarwal
AIM: Several studies have shown that colchicine exhibits an improvement in the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA) but its effect on disease progression is unknown. To clarify the mechanism of action this study was done to see if colchicine prevents degradation of collagen fiber network in OA by studying serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) levels, a marker of cartilage turnover, over a period of 1 year. METHODS: Seventy-five patients received colchicine plus paracetamol and 75 received placebo alone for the same time period...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261989/five-factor-score-more-than-1-is-associated-with-relapse-during-the-first-2-year-follow-up-in-patients-with-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Dae Sik Kim, Jason Jungsik Song, Yong-Beom Park, Sang-Won Lee
AIM: We investigated what variables at diagnosis might be associated with the relapse of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) and whether five factor score (FFS) at diagnosis might predict it. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 30 patients with EGPA having results of myeloperoxidase (MPO)-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) and proteinase 3 (PR3)-ANCA and having achieved remission during the first therapeutic regimen administration within follow-up duration for at least more than 2 years...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261975/association-between-genetic-variants-in-the-human-leukocyte-antigen-b-mica-and-takayasu-arteritis-in-chinese-han-population
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Xiaoting Wen, Si Chen, Jing Li, Yuan Li, Liubing Li, Ziyan Wu, Hui Yuan, Xinping Tian, Fengchun Zhang, Yongzhe Li
AIM: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a rare autoimmune disease with ethnic differences. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) showed novel genetic variants in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region were associated with TA. The present study aimed to investigate the linkage between these single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) and TA in a Chinese Han population. METHODS: Four hundred and twelve patients from multiple centers and 597 healthy controls were genotyped using the Sequenom MassArray iPLEX platform...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261973/predictors-of-severe-radiographic-progression-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Young Bin Joo, So-Young Bang, Jeong Ah Ryu, Seunghun Lee, Hye-Soon Lee, Sang-Cheol Bae
AIM: To identify predictors of severe radiographic progression in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA). METHODS: A total of 374 patients with ERA were selected from a Korean prospective cohort. Based on their annual Sharp/Van der Heijde modified score changes (ΔSHS/year), patients were classified into severe and no progression groups. Predictors of severe progression were evaluated using a multivariable logistic regression. RESULTS: After a mean follow-up duration of 4...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261963/phosphoproteome-analysis-of-synoviocytes-from-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Masayoshi Katano, Manae S Kurokawa, Kosuke Matsuo, Kayo Masuko, Naoya Suematsu, Kazuki Okamoto, Toshikazu Kamada, Hiroshi Nakamura, Tomohiro Kato
AIM: To explore disease-associated molecules in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), we comprehensively analyzed phosphoproteins purified from RA synoviocytes. METHOD: Synoviocytes were obtained from three patients with RA and three patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Profiles of phosphoproteins purified from the synoviocytes were compared by two-dimensional differential gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) between the RA and OA groups. Protein spots with significantly different phosphorylation levels were identified by mass spectrometry...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261958/rate-of-positive-autoimmune-markers-in-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-carriers-a-case-control-study-from-iran
#17
Sanaz Ahmadi Ghezeldasht, Mohammad Reza Hedayati-Moghaddam, Meysam Habibi, Farzad Mollahosseini, Houshang Rafatpanah, Rahele Miri, MohammadReza Hatef Fard, Maryam Sahebari
AIM: Human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection with high prevalence in the north-east of Iran, particularly in Mashhad, can lead to adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) and HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) and a variety of autoimmune diseases. The aim of the study was to examine the presence of autoimmune markers in HTLV carries. METHODS: Serum samples were obtained from blood donors in Mashhad, northeastern Iran. One hundred and five HTLV-1 positive (cases) and 104 age- and sex-matched HTLV-1 negative donors (controls) were assessed for presence of serum autoimmune markers by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261950/effect-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-disease-severity-in-patients-with-psoriasis-a-systematic-review
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Sikarin Upala, Wai Chung Yong, Talent Theparee, Anawin Sanguankeo
AIM: Many randomized controlled trials have been performed on the efficacy and mechanism of action of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) on psoriasis. However, contradictory results have been obtained. This study wants to assess the effects of n-3 PUFAs on the severity of psoriasis. METHODS: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed/MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for all randomized controlled trials and prospective observational studies comparing the efficacy of n-3 PUFAs versus control in adult patients with psoriasis...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261929/association-of-collagen-type-i-alpha-1-1245g-t-polymorphism-and-osteoporosis-risk-in-post-menopausal-women-a-meta-analysis
#19
Jian Wu, Meng Yu, Yixin Zhou
AIM: To fully understand the association between collagen type I alpha 1 (COL1A1) +1245G/T polymorphism and osteoporosis risk in post-menopausal women. METHODS: We searched the electronic databases including PubMed, Embase and Cochrane library updated to January 2016, as well as printed articles. Studies were screened according to the predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria, and the included studies were further assessed by Clark scores system. Furthermore, the association between COL1A1 +1245G/T polymorphism and osteoporosis risk was assessed using odds ratios (ORs) and their 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs)...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261918/methotrexate-induced-pancytopenia-a-case-series-of-46-patients
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Sajal Ajmani, Yogesh Preet Singh, Shiva Prasad, Abhra Chowdhury, Amita Aggarwal, Able Lawrence, Ramnath Misra, Richa Mishra, Vikas Agarwal
AIM: Methotrexate (MTX) has the potential to cause serious adverse reactions and even mortality. We analyzed the predisposing factors and outcome in patients with MTX-induced pancytopenia admitted into our unit from 1996 to 2015. METHODS: Patients were identified by departmental database search. Pancytopenia was defined as white blood cell count (WBC) < 3500 cells/mm(3) , hemoglobin (Hb) < 11 g/dL and platelet count < 150 000 cells/mm(3) . Severe pancytopenia was defined as WBC < 2000 cells/mm(3) , Hb < 10 g/dL and platelet count < 50 000 cells/mm(3) ...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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