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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898565/the-projected-burden-of-osteoarthritis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-australia-a-population-level-analysis
#1
Ilana N Ackerman, Clare Pratt, Alexandra Gorelik, Danny Liew
OBJECTIVE: To forecast the prevalence and direct healthcare costs of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Australia to the year 2030. METHODS: An epidemiological model of the Australian population was developed. Data on the national prevalence of OA and RA were obtained from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2014-2015 National Health Survey. Future prevalence was estimated using ABS population projections for 2020, 2025 and 2030. Available government data on direct healthcare expenditure for OA and RA were modelled to forecast costs (in AUD) for the years 2020, 2025 and 2030, from the perspective of the Australian public healthcare system...
September 12, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898559/changes-in-physical-activity-after-total-hip-or-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-6-and-12-month-outcomes
#2
Thomas Hammett, Aram Simonian, Monica Austin, Robert Butler, Kelli D Allen, Leila Ledbetter, Adam P Goode
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the extent to which physical activity (PA) changes following total knee or hip joint replacement relative to pain, physical function and quality of life. Our objective was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on changes in PA relative to pain, quality of life and physical function after total knee or hip joint replacement. METHODS: We searched PubMed (Medline), Embase and Cinahl, for peer-reviewed, English-language cohort studies measuring PA with an accelerometer from pre-surgery to post-surgery...
September 12, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898558/combination-of-capillaroscopic-and-ultrasonographic-evaluations-in-systemic-sclerosis-results-of-a-cross-sectional-study
#3
Alain Lescoat, Guillaume Coiffier, Marine de Carlan, Catherine Droitcourt, Alice Ballerie, Cazalets Claire, Aleth Perdriger, Jégo Patrick
OBJECTIVES: To compare microvascular damages on nailfold capillaroscopy (NC) with macrovascular manifestations evaluated by hand power doppler ultrasonography (PDUS) in Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) patients, and to assess the associations of these damages with the main digital manifestations of the disease: digital ulcers (DU), acro-osteolysis and Calcinosis. METHODS: NC, hand X-Rays and PDUS were systematically performed in 64 unselected SSc patients. PDUS evaluation with assessment of ulnar artery occlusion (UAO) and finger pulp blood flow (FPBF) was performed blinded for the results of X-Rays and NC...
September 12, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881419/a-55-year-old-male-presenting-with-altered-mental-status-a-complicated-case-of-intracranial-aneurysm
#4
Shivani Garg, Arezou Khosroshahi
A 55-year-old African American male was in good health 5 months back when he underwent colonoscopy as part of a routine colon cancer screening. After the procedure, he developed colitis and was treated with antibiotics for 5 days with resolution of his symptoms. 1 month after this episode he was admitted at an outside hospital for constellation of fever, bilateral ankle swelling and petechial pruritic rash on his lower extremities. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
September 7, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853222/methotrexate-still-works
#5
Carlos Antonio Moura, Carlos Geraldo Moura
Every time we discuss rheumatoid arthritis (RA), we talk about early diagnosis, treat-to-target therapy, cost-effectiveness between biological and non-biological therapies, the role of disease activity meters, and when and how a biological therapy should be discontinued. Amidst this whirlwind of information, where yesterday's evidence is not the same as today, methotrexate (MTX) remains the cornerstone therapy for patients with RA. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
August 29, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834412/risk-of-hepatitis-b-reactivation-in-inflammatory-arthritis-patients-receiving-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-dmards-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Tzu-Chieh Lin, Kazuki Yoshida, Sara K Tedeschi, Mirhelen Mendes de Abreu, Nikroo Hashemi, Daniel H Solomon
OBJECTIVES: To assess hepatitis B (HBV) reactivation rates in patients with resolved or chronic HBV infection, receiving Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) and with or without antiviral prophylaxis. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis. Electronic searches were conducted in Pubmed, Medline and EMBASE using OVID through 12/31/2015. A search strategy was developed for each database using the following inclusion criteria: participants (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, resolved, or chronic HBV infection), interventions (TNF inhibitors, non-TNF biologic or non-biologic DMARDs), and outcomes (hepatitis B reactivation)...
August 22, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834411/dyslipidemia-alcohol-consumption-and-obesity-are-the-main-factors-associated-with-poor-control-of-urate-levels-in-patients-receiving-urate-lowering-therapy
#7
Augustin Latourte, Thomas Bardin, Pierre Clerson, Hang-Korng Ea, René-Marc Flipo, Pascal Richette
OBJECTIVE: In real life, in a substantial proportion of gouty patients receiving urate-lowering therapy (ULT), urate levels are not maintained below the target of 6 mg/dL. We aimed to search for factors associated with poor control of serum urate levels (sUA) in a large population of gouty patients receiving ULT. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved adults with gout in primary care who were receiving ULT. Demographics, gout history, comorbidities, lifestyle, clinical factors, concomitant treatments and laboratory data were compared in well-controlled gout (sUA ≤ 6 mg/dL) versus poorly-controlled gout (sUA > 6 mg/dL) on univariate and multivariate analyses...
August 22, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834406/morphology-of-the-toe-flexor-muscles-in-older-people-with-toe-deformities
#8
Karen J Mickle, Christopher J Nester
OBJECTIVE: Despite suggestions that atrophied, or weak toe flexor muscles are associated with the formation of toe deformities, there has been little evidence to support this theory. This study aimed to determine whether the size of the toe flexor muscles differed in older people with and without toe deformities. METHODS: Forty-four older adults (>60 years) were recruited for the study. Each participant had their feet assessed for the presence of hallux valgus or lesser toe deformities...
August 22, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834390/implementation-of-treat-to-target-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-us-analysis-of-baseline-data-from-the-traction-trial
#9
Zhi Yu, Bing Lu, Jenifer Agosti, Asaf Bitton, Cassandra Corrigan, Liana Fraenkel, Leslie R Harrold, Elena Losina, Jeffrey N Katz, Daniel H Solomon
BACKGROUND: A treat to target (TTT) strategy is recommended in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However healthcare providers' adherence to TTT in clinical practice remains unclear. We examined adherence to TTT for RA in US rheumatology sites. METHODS: We used baseline information from the randomized controlled TRACTION trial, which recruited 641 patients from 46 providers practicing at 11 US sites. We obtained data on implementation of TTT, patient covariates, provider characteristics, and site variables...
August 22, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
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#10
James R O'Dell, Melanie Rohr
We would like to thank Drs Moura, Barreto and Moura for their pertinent comments on our paper (1) and clearly agree with them on almost everything they have said. They have correctly noted that our study was confined to the United States but we agree that the underuse of methotrexate is clearly a problem worldwide at least in the developed countries. They make the important point that RA trials have consistently defined suboptimal users of methotrexate as patient who have often seen as little as 15 mg/week and have never been exposed to subcutaneous (SC) MTX...
August 22, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834302/mtx-use-in-japanese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#11
Ayako Hirata, Takehisa Ogura, Norihide Hayashi, Sayaka Takenaka, Hideki Ito, Kennosuke Mizushina, Yuki Fujisawa, Naoko Yamashita, Sumie Nakahashi, Munetsugu Imamura, Rie Kujime, Hideto Kameda
We appreciate the letter from Dr. Carlos Antonio Moura and Dr. Carlos Geraldo Moura for their interest in our article [1]. As they noticed, that study was intended to evaluate the concordance of patient-reported joint symptoms, physician-examined arthritic signs, and ultrasound-detected synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but not to evaluate the use of MTX. Although we described the median and range of RA duration (months) as 31 and 0-608, we should have clearly stated that 11 of 50 patients enrolled in that study were treatment-naïve...
August 22, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834259/radiographic-progression-is-less-in-psoriatic-arthritis-achieving-a-good-response-to-treatment-data-using-newer-composite-indices-of-disease-activity
#12
Philip S Helliwell, Arthur Kavanaugh
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare radiographic outcomes according to the magnitude of the response utilizing three new psoriatic composite disease activity measures (the Psoriatic Arthritis Disease Activity Score (PASDAS), the GRAPPA Composite Exercise (GRACE), and the Disease Activity in PsA (DAPSA). The data were taken from the GO-REVEAL dataset, a large randomised, double-blind, study which evaluated the safety and efficacy of 2 doses of the TNF inhibitor golimumab in subjects with active PsA...
August 22, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805021/towards-establishing-a-standardized-magnetic-resonance-imaging-scoring-system-for-temporomandibular-joints-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#13
Mirkamal A Tolend, Marinka Twilt, Randy Q Cron, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Saurabh Guleria, Thekla von Kalle, Bernd Koos, Elka Miller, Jennifer Stimec, Yoginder Vaid, Tore A Larheim, Troels Herlin, Lynn Spiegel, Emilio Inarejos, Rahim Moineddin, Marion A van Rossum, Rotraud K Saurenmann, Andrea S Doria, Christian J Kellenberger
OBJECTIVES: The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are frequently affected in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Early detection is challenging, as major variation is present in scoring TMJ pathology on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Consensus-driven development and validation of a MRI scoring system for TMJs has important clinical utility in timely improvement of diagnosis, and serving as an outcome measure. We report on a multi-institutional collaboration towards developing a TMJ MRI scoring system for JIA...
August 13, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805018/pain-catastrophizing-is-strongly-associated-with-subjective-outcomes-but-not-with-inflammatory-assessments-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#14
Hilde B Hammer, Till Uhlig, Tore K Kvien, Jon Lampa
OBJECTIVES: Pain catastrophizing is conceptualized as a negative cognitive-affective response to anticipated or actual pain and has been associated with important pain-related outcomes. The objective of this prospective study of established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients was to explore how pain catastrophizing was related to patient-reported outcomes (PROs), composite scores and assessments of inflammatory activity. METHODS: RA patients starting bDMARD were examined at baseline and after 1, 2, 3, 6 and 12 months with PROs (joint pain/patient's global VAS, MHAQ, RAID score), clinical and laboratory assessments (tender/swollen joint count, assessor's global VAS, ESR/CRP), ultrasound (US) (grey scale/power Doppler of 36 joints and 4 tendons) and pain catastrophizing...
August 13, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805016/microvascular-abnormalities-assessed-by-nailfold-capillaroscopy-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis-after-medium-to-long-term-follow-up
#15
Zoltan Barth, Birgit N Witczak, Berit Flatø, Akos Koller, Ivar Sjaastad, Helga Sanner
OBJECTIVE: In juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM), microvascular abnormalities measured by nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) are common early in disease course. We aimed to compare the presence of NFC abnormalities in patients with medium- to longstanding JDM with that of controls, and to explore associations between NFC abnormalities and disease activity and other disease characteristics. METHODS: Fifty-eight JDM patients clinically examined median 16.8 (2-38) years after disease onset were compared with matched controls...
August 13, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804988/patterns-of-systemic-treatment-for-psoriatic-arthritis-in-the-united-states-2004-2015
#16
Moa P Lee, Joyce Lii, Yinzhu Jin, Rishi J Desai, Daniel H Solomon, Joseph F Merola, Seoyoung C Kim
OBJECTIVE: To examine trends in use of systemic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) among patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in the U.S. METHODS: Using claims data (2004-2015) from a large U.S. commercial healthplan, we identified patients with PsA who initiated DMARDs. We examined baseline patient characteristics and initial treatment patterns. We then assessed changes in the DMARD regimen over the 12-month period after the 1(st) DMARD initiation date...
August 13, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795508/occupation-and-risk-of-developing-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-a-population-based-case-control-study
#17
Anna Ilar, Lars Alfredsson, Pernilla Wiebert, Lars Klareskog, Camilla Bengtsson
OBJECTIVE: Environmental factors are of importance for the etiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but much remains unknown concerning the contributions from distinct occupational hazards. We explored the association between occupation and the risk of anti-citrullinated protein antibody (ACPA) + RA or ACPA- RA. METHODS: We analyzed 3,522 cases and 5,580 controls from the Swedish population-based EIRA case-control study. A questionnaire was used to obtain information on work history and lifestyle factors...
August 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777897/joint-distribution-and-2-year-outcome-in-347-patients-with-monoarthritis-of-less-than-16-weeks-duration
#18
Ellen Sauar Norli, Gina Hetland Brinkmann, Tore Kristian Kvien, Olav Bjørneboe, Anne Julsrud Haugen, Halvor Nygaard, Cathrine Thunem, Elisabeth Lie, Maria Dahl Mjaavatten
OBJECTIVE: To study the joint distribution and 2-year outcome of patients with recent-onset monoarthritis. METHODS: Adult patients with clinically apparent monoarthritis of ≤16 weeks' duration were included in a multi-center 2-year longitudinal study. Clinical characteristics, joint distribution, development of chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease (CIRD), as well as classification according to the 2010 ACR/EULAR classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (2010 RA criteria) were studied...
August 4, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777893/age-related-vascularization-and-ossification-of-joints-in-children-an-international-pilot-study-to-test-multi-observer-ultrasound-reliability
#19
Daniel Windschall, Paz Collado, Jelena Vojinovic, Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Peter Balint, George A W Bruyn, Cristina Hernandez-Diaz, Juan Carlos Nieto, Viviana Ravagnani, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Annamaria Iagnocco, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Esperanza Naredo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the intra- and inter-observer reliability of ultrasound (US)-detected age-related joint vascularization and ossification grading in healthy children. METHODS: Following standardized image acquisition and machine setting protocols, 10 international US experts examined four joints (wrist, second metacarpophalangeal joint, knee, and ankle) in 12 healthy children (divided into four age groups: 2-4, 5-8, 9-12, and 13-16 years). Grey-scale was used to detect the ossification grade, and power Doppler (PD) US was used to detect physiological vascularization...
August 4, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777891/musculoskeletal-ultrasound-instruction-in-adult-rheumatology-fellowship-programs
#20
Karina D Torralba, Amy C Cannella, Eugene Y Kissin, Marcy B Bolster, Lorena M Salto, Jay Higgs, Jonathan Samuels, Midori Jane Nishio, Gurjit S Kaeley, Amy Evangelisto, Paul De Marco, Minna J Kohler
OBJECTIVES: Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) in rheumatology in the United States has advanced through promotion of certification, standards of use, and core fellowship curriculum inclusion requiring exposure. In order to inform endeavors for curricular integration, the study objectives are to assess current program needs for curricular incorporation, and teaching methods being employed. METHODS: A needs assessment survey (S1) was sent to 113 rheumatology fellowship program directors...
August 4, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
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