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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707909/evolving-concepts-in-classification-of-systemic-vasculitis-where-are-we-and-what-is-the-way-forward
#1
Richard A Watts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 29, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676040/can-genetic-studies-predict-treatment-response-in-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
#2
Masayoshi Harigai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673090/maintenance-of-remission-in-antineutrophil-cytoplasm-antibody-associated-vasculitides
#3
Loïc Guillevin, Benjamin Terrier
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April 19, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29968333/evaluation-of-low-bone-mass-and-prediction-of-fracture-risk-using-metacarpal-radiogrammetry-method-a-comparative-study-with-dxa-and-x-ray-phantom
#4
Devaraj Ashok Kumar, Mariamicheal Anburajan, Umapathy Snekhalatha
OBJECTIVES: (i) To predict the future risk of osteoporotic fracture in women using a simple forearm radiograph. (ii) To assess osteoporosis in southern Indian women by using radiogrammetric technique in comparison with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and X-ray phantom study. METHODS: The bone mineral density (BMD) of the right proximal femur by DXA and the X-ray measurements were acquired from the right forearm. The combined cortical thickness at the second to fourth metacarpal region (M-CCT), radius (R-CCT) and ulna (U-CCT) were derived in all the studied population...
July 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29968332/mir-146a-levels-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-their-correlation-with-disease-activity-a-meta-analysis
#5
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Sang-Cheol Bae, Young H Lee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between miR-146a levels and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the correlation with RA activity. METHODS: For the meta-analysis, we searched the PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane databases, comparing miR-146a levels in patients with RA and controls, and correlation coefficients between miR-146a levels and Disease Activity Score for 28 joints (DAS28) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) in patients with RA. RESULTS: Fourteen studies, totaling 683 patients with RA and 477 controls, were available...
July 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29968331/global-research-trends-in-stem-cells-for-osteoarthritis-a-bibliometric-and-visualized-study
#6
Dan Xing, Yu Zhao, Shengjie Dong, Jianhao Lin
AIM: There have been increased interests in the use of stems cells in the research of osteoarthritis (OA). The present study aimed to investigate the global status and trends in this field. METHOD: Publications related to stem cells search in OA from 1994 to 2017 were retrieved from the Science Citation Index-Expanded Web of Science. The source data were studied and indexed using a bibliometric methodology. For visualized study, VOS viewer software was used to conduct bibliographic coupling, co-authorship, co-citation and co-occurrence analysis and to analyze the publication trends in stem cells for OA research...
July 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29968330/autoreactive-t-cells-to-citrullinated-hsp90-are-associated-with-interstitial-lung-disease-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#7
Juan Chen, Shuli Song, Yongliang Liu, Dehao Liu, Yihua Lin, Shengxiang Ge, Dana P Ascherman
AIM: Previous analysis of comparative anti-citrullinated heat shock protein 90 (citHSP90) antibody profiles between bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and serum indicates that the lung plays a direct role in shaping the immune repertoire of rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD). METHODS: To address the contribution of citHSP90β-specific T cells in this process, we evaluated in vitro cytokine responses to citHSP90β in RA patients with different stages of ILD as well as in controls with non-RA connective tissue disease-associated ILD (CTD-ILD)...
July 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29968329/interstitial-lung-disease-in-non-sicca-onset-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-large-scale-case-control-study
#8
Hui Gao, Ya-Dan Zou, Xue-Wu Zhang, Jing He, Jing Zhang, Ye Sun, Zhan-Guo Li
AIM: This study investigated the common initial clinical presentations of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) with interstitial lung disease (ILD) and explored differences between sicca and non-sicca onset pSS-ILD patients. METHOD: A total of 1341 SS patients hospitalized between 2003 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Of them, 102 were analyzed and recruited to examine the differences between non-sicca and sicca onset. RESULTS: Fifty-one percent of pSS-ILD patients presented with non-sicca onset...
July 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29968328/significance-of-combined-anti-ccp-antibodies-and-rheumatoid-factor-in-a-new-zealand-cohort-of-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
#9
Sujatha Kamalaksha, Douglas H N White, Kamal K Solanki
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) can present as an overlap syndrome with rheumatoid arthritis (SSc-RA overlap). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of rheumatoid factor (RF) and anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) in our SSc cohort and their association with clinical features. METHODS: Data were gathered prospectively from the Waikato Hospital Systemic Sclerosis Clinics. Patients with SSc and SOS (systemic sclerosis overlap syndrome) underwent baseline auto-antibody profiling including RF and anti-CCP along with annual clinical review...
July 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29968327/incidence-of-knee-chondrocalcinosis-and-its-risk-factors-in-a-community-based-cohort
#10
Nam H Cho, Yoonah Song, Seunghun Lee, Yoon-Kyoung Sung, Jae-Bum Jun
AIM: Chondrocalcinosis results from deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate in articular cartilage. It is a relatively common radiographic finding of the joints, especially the knee. This study investigated the incidence and the risk factors for the development of knee chondrocalcinosis in the general population. METHOD: We used a prospective, ongoing cohort, composed of 5018 people, which was established in 2001 to investigate the epidemiologic characteristics of major chronic diseases in the Republic of Korea...
July 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29968326/multifocal-osteolysis-with-chylous-polyserositis-and-intrathoracic-vein-thrombosis-a-diagnostic-challenge-for-rheumatologists
#11
Kanon Jatuworapruk, Ratchaya Lertnawapan, Hataiwan Ratanabunjerdkul, Jutatip Kintarak, Opas Satdhabudha
Vanishing bone disease with multisystemic involvement may mimic systemic autoimmune or autoinflammatory diseases. We present a 19-year-old man who was hospitalized due to chest pain following a progressive osteolysis of the bony thorax. The disease later expanded into the pleura, peritoneum and pericardium in a form of massive chylous polyserositis. The patient also developed thrombosis of multiple central veins, which in turn worsened the chylothorax by increasing the pressure in the thoracic duct. This is the first case of vanishing bone disease complicated by triple chylous effusions and central vein thrombosis...
July 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29968325/paresthesia-frequency-in-fibromyalgia-and-its-effects-on-personality-traits
#12
Ozlem Balbaloglu, Nermin Tanik, Mahmut Alpayci, Hakan Ak, Elif Karaahmet, Levent Ertugrul Inan
AIM: Paresthesia and personality disorders are common conditions among patients with fibromyalgia. However, no previous study has examined a possible relation of paresthesia with personality traits in fibromyalgia. This study investigates the frequency of paresthesia in fibromyalgia patients and its relation with personality traits. METHOD: Female patients with fibromyalgia (n = 101) were divided into two groups according to the presence (n = 49; mean age 40...
July 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29921008/a-cross-sectional-study-on-factors-associated-with-patient-physician-discordance-in-global-assessment-of-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-an-asian-perspective
#13
Charmaine Tze May Wang, Warren Fong, Yu Heng Kwan, Jie Kie Phang, Nai Lee Lui, Ying Ying Leung, Julian Thumboo, Peter P Cheung
AIM: To identify the factors associated with patient-physician discordance in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) in an Asian population. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in two tertiary referral centers in Singapore. Patients with axSpA who fulfilled Assessment in Ankylosing Spondylitis International Working Group 2009 criteria for axSpA were included in the study. Socio-demographics, clinical, laboratory and patient-reported outcomes data were collected during study visits from 2014 to 2015...
July 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879320/effect-of-active-immunization-with-il-17a-on-b-cell-function-and-infection-risk-in-pristane-induced-lupus-model
#14
Kusworini Handono, Mirza Zaka Pratama, Dita Kartika Sari, Hanestya Oky Hermawan, Hafishtyawan Maulidyananta Agdana, Keryasta Becik Kawuningan, Nafisah Nur'aini, Dian Hasanah, Handono Kalim
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of active immunization of interleukin (IL)-17A to inhibit B cell functions and monitor the risk of infection in a pristane-induced lupus mice model. METHODS: Female Balb/c mice were given a single intraperitoneal injection of 0.5 mL pristane. IL-17A was coupled to keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) and given to mice in three different doses: D0 (0 μg/mL), D1 (1 μg/mL), and D2 (10 μg/mL). The vaccine was given three times with 3-week intervals...
June 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879319/induction-therapy-for-membranous-lupus-nephritis-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Kuo-Tung Tang, Chien-Hua Tseng, Tsu-Yi Hsieh, Der-Yuan Chen
AIM: Membranous lupus glomerulonephritis (MLN) is associated with morbidities such as thromboembolism, peripheral edema and/or hyperlipidemia. However, treatment of MLN remains elusive. METHODS: We performed systematic searches on MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Library database up to November, 2017. Eligible studies included randomized trials or cohort studies which evaluated different immunosuppressants in adult patients with pathologically proved MLN. No language restrictions were applied...
June 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879318/patients-concerns-regarding-biological-agents-in-rheumatology
#16
Yavuz Pehlivan, Nurdan Orucoglu, Seda Pehlivan, Gezmis Kimyon, Orhan Zengin, Adem Kucuk, Ali Sahin, Nazmiye Tomas, Mustafa Ferhat Oksuz, Bunyamin Kisacik, Servet Akar, Ahmet Mesut Onat, Ediz Dalkilic
OBJECTIVE: The potential side effects of biological agents may increase the anxiety levels of patients and influence not only their desire to use these therapies but also their concordance to treatment. This study aimed to determine the level and prevalence of drug-related concern in patients treated with biological agents and to acquire additional information regarding the related causes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1134 patients who were using biological agents for at least 3 months with a diagnosis of rheumatic diseases were enrolled...
June 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879317/clinical-effectiveness-of-influenza-vaccination-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Chun-Ming Chen, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Wei-Shan Chen, Che-Chen Lin, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Yueh-Han Hsu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical effectiveness of influenza vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The present study was conducted by using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. In this retrospective nationwide study, we included 3748 RA patients who received influenza vaccinations in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and 3748 matched RA patients who did not receive influenza vaccinations. We followed the patients from 4 weeks after influenza vaccination to the end of the influenza season in each year...
June 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879316/glut9-influences-uric-acid-concentration-in-patients-with-lesch-nyhan-disease
#18
Rosa J Torres, Juan G Puig
BACKGROUND: Patients with deficient hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) activity present hyperuricemia and/or hyperuricosuria, with a variable degree of neurological manifestations. Hyperuricemia in HPRT deficiency is due to uric acid overproduction and is frequently treated with allopurinol. Renal uric acid excretion is sharply increased in these patients. In recent years, several renal tubular urate transporter single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), including those of the GLUT9, ABCG2 and URAT1 genes, have been described that influence the renal handling of uric acid and modulate serum urate levels...
June 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879315/incidence-of-cardiovascular-events-in-polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-giant-cell-arteritis-amongst-an-asian-population-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
#19
Daiki Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Suyama, Yasuhiro Osugi, Hiroko Arioka, Osamu Takahashi, Nagato Kuriyama
BACKGROUND: The hypothesis that patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) or giant cell arteritis (GCA) have a high risk for future cardiovascular diseases has not been adequately tested. The aim of this study is to evaluate this hypothesis in Japan, where the prevalence and severity of PMR and GCA are the lowest. METHODS: A propensity score matched cohort study was conducted at St. Luke's International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, from 2003 to 2016. We included all patients who were diagnosed as PMR or GCA cases and matched comparators with a proportion of 1 : 2...
June 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879314/ormdl3-and-its-implication-in-inflammatory-disorders
#20
REVIEW
Xiaochun Ma, Feng Long, Yan Yun, Jie Dang, Shijun Wei, Qian Zhang, Jinzhang Li, Haizhou Zhang, Wenlong Zhang, Zhengjun Wang, Qiji Liu, Chengwei Zou
A growing body of evidence has suggested the genetic association of ORMDL3 gene (ORMDL Sphingolipid Biosynthesis Regulator 3) polymorphisms with a diverse set of inflammatory disorders that include bronchial asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, ankylosing spondylitis and atherosclerosis. Gene functional investigations have revealed the particular relevance of ORMDL3 in endoplasmic reticulum stress, lipid metabolism and inflammatory reactions. Additionally, several reports have recently added a new dimension to our understanding of the modulation of ORMDL3 gene expression in inflammation...
June 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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