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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899012/disease-outcomes-and-care-fragmentation-among-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Theresa L Walunas, Kathryn L Jackson, Anh H Chung, Karen A Mancera-Cuevas, Daniel L Erickson, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Abel Kho
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of care fragmentation across multiple healthcare institutions on disease outcomes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Using the Chicago HealthLNK Data Repository (HDR), an assembly of electronic health records from six institutions, we identified patients with SLE, using ICD-9 codes, whose care was delivered at more than one organization. We examined whether patients had severe infections or comorbidities (ICD-9 code defined) that indicate SLE-induced damage...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899003/dietary-intake-of-fiber-in-relation-to-knee-pain-trajectories
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Zhaoli Dai, Na Lu, Jingbo Niu, David T Felson, Yuqing Zhang
Objective Dietary fiber may reduce knee pain in part by lowering body weight and inflammation. In this study, we assessed whether fiber intake was associated with knee pain development patterns. Methods In a prospective, multicenter cohort of 4,796 men and women aged 45-79 years with or at risk of knee osteoarthritis in Osteoarthritis Initiative, participants were followed up annually for 8 years. Dietary fiber was estimated using a validated food frequency questionnaire at baseline. Group-based trajectory modeling was used to identify WOMAC pain trajectories, which were assessed for the associations with dietary fiber intake using polytomous regression models...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899002/in-axial-spondyloarthritis-never-smokers-ex-smokers-and-current-smokers-show-a-gradient-of-increasing-disease-severity-results-from-the-scotland-registry-for-ankylosing-spondylitis-siras
#3
Gareth T Jones, Tiara Ratz, Linda E Dean, Gary J Macfarlane, Fabiola Atzeni
Objectives To examine the relationship between smoking, smoking cessation, and disease characteristics/quality of life (QoL) in spondyloarthritis. Methods The Scotland Registry for Ankylosing Spondylitis collects data from clinically diagnosed patients with spondyloarthritis. Clinical data, including Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis indices of disease activity (BASDAI) and function (BASFI), was obtained from medical records. Postal questionnaires provided information on smoking status and QoL (Ankylosing Spondylitis QoL questionnaire; ASQoL)...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898996/calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition-disease-and-associated-medical-co-morbidities-a-national-cross-sectional-study-of-us-veterans
#4
Crystal Kleiber Balderrama, Ann K Rosenthal, Daniel Lans, Jasvinder A Singh, Christie M Bartels
OBJECTIVE: Calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition disease (CPDD) is a common cause of acute and chronic arthritis, yet there are few large epidemiologic studies of CPDD. We sought to characterize CPDD in the national Veterans Affairs (VA) population. METHODS: Patients with International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision (ICD-9) codes for CPDD seen at any VA medical center from 2010 through 2014 were matched by age and gender with control patients without CPDD, using data from the Department of Veterans Affairs Corporate Data Warehouse...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898992/not-so-classic-an-unusual-presentation-of-a-rare-disease
#5
Shivani Garg, Aliza Lipson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868384/post-acute-rehabilitation-after-total-knee-replacement-a-multicentre-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-long-term-outcomes
#6
Marlene Fransen, Lillias Nairn, Lisa Bridgett, Jack Crosbie, Lyn March, David Parker Mbbs, Ross Crawford, Alison R Harmer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term benefit of providing a post-acute outpatient group exercise program for patients following primary total knee replacement (TKR) surgery for osteoarthritis. METHODS: A multicenter randomized clinical trial conducted in 12 Australian public and private hospital centers. A total of 422 participants, aged 45 to 75 years, were randomly allocated prior to hospital discharge to the post-acute group exercise program or usual care and were assessed six weeks, six months and 12 months after surgery...
November 21, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863180/the-underuse-of-methotrexate-in-the-treatment-of-ra-a-national-analysis-of-prescribing-practices-in-the-u-s
#7
Melanie K Rohr, Ted R Mikuls, Stanley B Cohen, Carter J Thorne, James R O'Dell
OBJECTIVE: Methotrexate (MTX) is the anchor drug in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) due to its effectiveness, tolerability, and cost. This study examines MTX prescribing practices in the US from 2009 to 2014. METHODS: Symphony Health Solutions which covers 274 million patients in the US was used to identify patients diagnosed with RA who were naïve to MTX in 2009 and 2012. Data was collected including medication use and doses, demographics, and medical co-morbidities...
November 18, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863164/telerheumatology-a-systematic-review
#8
John A McDougall, Elizabeth D Ferucci, Janis Glover, Liana Fraenkel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to identify and summarize the published and gray literature on the use of telemedicine for the diagnosis and management of inflammatory and/or autoimmune rheumatic disease. METHODS: We performed a registered systematic search (CRD42015025382) for studies using the MEDLINE (1946-July 2015), Embase (1974-July 2015), Web of Science (1900-July 2015), and Scopus (1946-July 2015) databases. We included studies which demonstrated the use of telemedicine for diagnosis and/or management of inflammatory/autoimmune rheumatic disease...
November 18, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863158/hallux-valgus-by-nature-or-nurture-a-twin-study
#9
Shannon E Munteanu, Hylton B Menz, John D Wark, Jemma J Christie, Katrina J Scurrah, Minh Bui, Bircan Erbas, John L Hopper, Anita E Wluka
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the contributions of shared but unmeasured genetic and environmental factors to hallux valgus (HV). METHODS: Between 2011-2012, 74 monozygotic (MZ) and 56 dizygotic (DZ) female twin pairs self-reported HV and putative risk factors, including footwear use across their lifespan. Estimates of casewise concordance (PC ), correlation (ρ) and odds ratios (OR) were calculated, adjusting for age and other risk factors, and compared between MZ and DZ pairs using logistic regression, generalised estimating equations and a maximum likelihood-based method, respectively...
November 18, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863147/physical-activity-and-correlates-of-physical-activity-participation-over-three-years-in-adults-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Maura D Iversen, Michelle Frits, Johan von Heideken, Jing Cui, Michael Weinblatt, Nancy A Shadick
OBJECTIVE: To characterize physical activity (PA) participation (meeting ≥150-minutes of moderate intensity or 75-minutes of vigorous (MVPA/week)), examine associations between disease activity and MVPA and identify MVPA correlates in adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over 3 years. METHODS: This study included 573 RA patients (94% Caucasian, 83% female, mean age 61 years, mean RA duration 19.5 years) with ≥1 annual registry visit and who completed the PA questionnaire...
November 18, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863145/dietary-and-non-dietary-triggers-of-oral-ulcer-recurrences-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#11
Geoffroy Volle, Jean-Baptiste Fraison, Delphine Gobert, Tiphaine Goulenok, Robin Dhote, Olivier Fain, Solange Gonzalez-Chiappe, François Lhote, Thomas Papo, Aurélie Thuillier, Sophie Rivière, Alfred Mahr
OBJECTIVES: The nature and impact of food and other external triggers in recurrences of Behçet's disease (BD)-related oral ulcers (OUs) remain unknown. This survey investigated dietary and non-dietary triggers of BD-related OU recurrences. METHODS: Patients with BD who were followed in 7 French hospital departments completed a self-administered patient questionnaire. General and specific dietary triggering factors were sought in open questions. The questionnaire also included closed questions, notably to evaluate the effect of 6 general triggering situations and 24 selected foods...
November 18, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863135/a-new-roadmap-for-the-journey-from-internist-to-rheumatologist
#12
Lisa G Criscione-Schreiber, Calvin R Brown, Kenneth S O'Rourke, Howard A Fuchs, Chaim Putterman, Irene J Tan, Joanne Valeriano-Marcet, Evelyn Hsieh, Sarah Zirkle, Marcy B Bolster
OBJECTIVE: Measurement is necessary to gauge improvement. U.S. training programs have not previously used shared standards to assess trainees' mastery of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to practice rheumatology competently. In 2014, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Next Accreditation System (NAS) began requiring semi-annual evaluation of all medicine subspecialty fellows on 23 Internal Medicine Subspecialty Reporting Milestones. Since these Reporting Milestones are not subspecialty-specific, Rheumatology Curricular Milestones were needed to guide rheumatology fellowship training programs and fellows on the training journey from Internist to Rheumatologist...
November 11, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863084/reflecting-on-fellowship-training-the-difference-between-training-rheumatology-fellows-and-rheumatologists
#13
EDITORIAL
Eric P Hsieh, Nortin M Hadler, Richard S Panush
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813364/magnetic-resonance-detected-myocardial-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-associations-of-disease-characteristics-and-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-levels
#14
Hitomi Kobayshi, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Isamu Yokoe, Yosikatsu Akashi, Masami Takei, Jon T Giles
Objective Myocardial dysfunction and heart failure (HF) are increased in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), yet there are few studies of the RA myocardium. Methods RA patients with no known heart disease or risk factors underwent gadolinium-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (cMR) imaging. Images were assessed for left-ventricular (LV) structure and functional parameters, and for myocardial late gadolinium enhancement (LGE: an indicator of myocardial fibrosis) and T2-weighted imaging (T2WI: an indicator of active inflammation)...
November 3, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813363/illness-perceptions-predict-mortality-in-patients-with-gout-a-prospective-observational-study
#15
Anna Serlachius, Greg Gamble, Meaghan House, Zoe L Vincent, Julie Knight, Anne Horne, William J Taylor, Keith J Petrie, Nicola Dalbeth
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether illness perceptions independently predict mortality in early-onset gout. METHODS: Between December 2006-January 2014, a total of 295 participants with early-onset gout (<10 years) were recruited in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand. The participants were followed up until February 2015 and mortality information was collected. Participants with complete data were included in the current study (n=242). Cox proportional hazards models were used to examine the association between illness perceptions and risk of mortality, after adjusting for covariates associated with disease severity and mortality in gout...
November 3, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813362/reply-to-letter-of-eijkenboom-and-runhaar
#16
LETTER
Joyce Ac van Tunen, Marike van der Leeden, Martin van der Esch, Leo D Roorda, Willem F Lems, Joost Dekker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813360/consumer-perceptions-of-and-willingness-to-use-remotely-delivered-service-models-for-exercise-management-of-knee-and-hip-osteoarthritis-a-cross-sectional-survey
#17
Belinda J Lawford, Kim L Bennell, Rana S Hinman
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the perceptions of people with hip and/or knee OA about the remote delivery of exercise therapy by a physical therapist. METHODS: A survey of people aged ≥45 years with a clinical diagnosis of hip and/or knee OA. The survey comprised three sections including: i) demographic information; and statements about receiving exercise via the ii) telephone and; iii) video over the internet. Data were analysed by calculating response proportions and evaluating levels of agreement with each statement...
November 3, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813347/early-high-intensity-versus-low-intensity-rehabilitation-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Michael Bade, Tamara Struessel, Michael Dayton, Jared Foran, Raymond Kim, Todd Miner, Pamela Wolfe, Wendy Kohrt, Douglas Dennis, Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the safety and efficacy of a high-intensity progressive rehabilitation protocol (HI) beginning 4 days after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) compared to a low-intensity (LI) rehabilitation protocol. METHODS: One hundred sixty-two participants (aged 63±7 years; 89 females) were randomized to either the HI group or LI group after TKA. Key components of the HI intervention were the utilization of progressive resistance exercises and a rapid progression to weight-bearing exercises and activities...
November 3, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813344/exploring-the-results-of-a-pilot-study-on-the-combination-of-exercise-therapy-and-analgesics-for-the-treatment-of-oa-patients-with-severe-pain-comments-on-the-article-by-van-tunen-et-al
#19
LETTER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813340/variation-in-treatment-of-children-hospitalized-with-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-in-the-united-states
#20
Karen E James, Rui Xiao, Peter A Merkel, Pamela F Weiss
OBJECTIVE: There are few reports on treatment of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) in children. This study characterizes the use of cyclophosphamide, rituximab, and plasma exchange in children hospitalized with AAV in the United States. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of children hospitalized with AAV from 2004-2014 utilizing an administrative and billing database from 47 tertiary care pediatric hospitals. All patients had an ICD-9-CM discharge code of 446...
November 3, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
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