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Arthritis Care & Research

Karin Niedermann, Irina Nast, Adrian Ciurea, Thea Vliet Vlieland, Leti van Bodegom-Vos
OBJECTIVE: Vigorous cardio-respiratory training (vCRT) in patients with axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is effective, safe and feasible, however not yet adopted in axSpA exercise programmes. We therefore aimed to explore the barriers and facilitators for vCRT among patients, physiotherapists (PTs) and rheumatologists. METHODS: "Stakeholder-specific surveys examined perceptions of barriers and facilitators to vCRT organized under categories identified by Grol & Wensing...
July 13, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Trevor B Birmingham, Kendal A Marriott, Kristyn M Leitch, Rebecca F Moyer, Amanda L Lorbergs, Dave M Walton, Kevin Willits, Robert B Litchfield, Alan Getgood, Peter J Fowler, J Robert Giffin
OBJECTIVE: The association between knee loading and pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) is reported to be low and of questionable importance, but may be confounded by several factors that differ between patients. We aimed to elucidate the association between dynamic knee load and pain by minimizing confounding using a within-patient, between-knees study design. METHODS: 265 patients with knees discordant for pain (530 knees) rated the pain in each knee before and after walking 6 minutes, then underwent three-dimensional gait analysis...
July 13, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Sterling G West, Duane W Pearson, Christopher C Striebich, Ryan Goecker, Jason R Kolfenbach
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of pre-appointment consult screening to identify patients with autoimmune and inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIRD) and to evaluate the revenue implications of routine outpatient care of AIRD patients compared to non-AIRD patients. METHODS: Using data recorded in the electronic medical record, all new outpatient rheumatology consults sent during a 9 month period were retrospectively analyzed for final diagnosis and revenue generation for routine outpatient care over one year following consult review or initial evaluation...
July 12, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Shanshan Li, David T Felson
OBJECTIVE: There is conflicting evidence on the association between metabolic syndromes (MetS) with risk of osteoarthritis (OA). We aimed to systemically summarize the empirical evidence and discuss challenges in research methodologies in addressing this question. METHODS: We performed a systemic literature review based on PUBMED, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane systemic review databases on published epidemiological studies that examined the association between MetS and risk of OA...
July 12, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Katie Lundon, Rachel Shupak
We read with interest the article in the most recent issue of Arthritis Care & Research "Core Curriculum to Facilitate the Expansion of a Rheumatology Practice to Include Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants" by Benjamin J. Smith et al., Vol 70(5) May 2018: pp 672-678. We can all agree that rapid access to rheumatology care has become increasingly important as early aggressive treatment with disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and/or biologic agents can prevent irreversible joint damage and long-term disability in patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA)...
July 12, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
John Svensson, Ingrid E Lundberg, Mia Von Euler, Elizabeth V Arkema, Marie Holmqvist
OBJECTIVE: To study the occurrence of ischemic (IS) and haemorrhagic stroke (HS) in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) compared to the general population and to investigate how it varies by sex, age, clinical sub-diagnosis and time since IIM diagnosis. METHODS: All newly diagnosed IIM patients in Sweden were identified from the National Patient Register and general population comparators were identified from the Total Population Register. The study population was followed prospectively until death, emigration, December 2013 or first incident stroke...
July 12, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Benjamin J Smith, Marcy B Bolster, Barbara Slusher, Christine Stamatos, Jeanne R Scott, Heather Benham, Salahuddin Kazi, Elizabeth A Schlenk, Daniel E Schaffer, Vikas Majithia, Calvin R Brown, Joan M Von Feldt, Joseph Flood, David M Haag, Karen L Smarr
With tremendous gratitude, we thank Drs. Lundon and Shupak for their interest in the recently published article "Core Curriculum to Facilitate the Expansion of a Rheumatology Practice to Include Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants". They have very thoughtfully reviewed the article and highlighted the need to continue to grow the rheumatology workforce to increase access to care for people with rheumatic disease. Our congratulations for the success of the Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) program, and we applaud and recognize their ongoing efforts...
July 12, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Asta Linauskas, Kim Overvad, Deborah Symmons, Martin B Johansen, Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen, Annette de Thurah
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between bioimpedance-derived total body fat percentage, waist circumference (WC) and Body Mass Index (BMI) and the subsequent development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A population-based prospective cohort study among 55,037 persons enrolled into the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health cohort. Baseline data included anthropometric measures and lifestyle factors. Persons who developed RA were identified through linkage with the Danish National Patient Registry...
July 5, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Janel C DeSalvo, Meghan B Skiba, Carol L Howe, Karen E Haiber, Janet L Funk
OBJECTIVE: Natural-product dietary supplements (NDS), defined as non-mineral, non-vitamin, ingested natural product-derived substances, are the most frequently used CAM modality in the United States, with musculoskeletal disease being the most frequent reason for their use. Because NDS usage is frequently unreported and individuals with RA may be at higher risk for NDS-related side effects due the underlying nature of the disease and frequent use of complex pharmaceutical regimens, a scoping review of the literature was undertaken to examine population-based patterns of NDS use for RA self-management...
July 5, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Kenth L Joseph, Kåre B Hagen, Anne T Tveter, Karin Magnusson, Sella A Provan, Hanne Dagfinrud
OBJECTIVES: To compare 6 minute walking distance (6MWD) in a population-based osteoarthritis (OA) cohort with matched peers from the general population, and to explore the associations between walking ability and CVD risk (arterial stiffness) in the OA cohort. DESIGN: This cross-sectional study included participants (40-80 years) who self-reported OA (n=500) in a population-based study and age- and gender-matched peers from the general population (n=235). Clinical examinations of the OA participants included classification according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria, blood samples and measuring arterial stiffness (pulse wave velocity, PWV)...
July 5, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Pil Højgaard, Karen Ellegaard, Sabrina Mai Nielsen, Robin Christensen, Jørgen Guldberg-Møller, Christine Ballegaard, Lene Dreyer, Philip Mease, Maarten de Wit, Lone Skov, Bente Glintborg, Henning Bliddal, Else Marie Bartels, Kirstine Amris, Lars Erik Kristensen
OBJECTIVE: To study the prognostic value of widespread pain and of musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) examination for subsequent treatment outcomes in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: An exploratory prospective cohort study enrolled PsA patients initiating biologic/conventional synthetic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in routine care. Clinical-, US- and patient-reported measures were retrieved at baseline and after 4 months. Widespread non-arthritic pain (WP) was defined as Widespread Pain Index ≥4 with pain in ≥4/5 regions...
July 5, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Alain Lescoat, Cristian Caimmi, Éric Hachulla, Patrick Jégo, Guillaume Coiffier
In this issue of Arthritis Care & Research, T. Santiago and colleagues [1] have conducted an informative systematic literature review on the relevance of ultrasound (US) for the assessment of skin involvement in systemic sclerosis (SSc). In this Original Article, the authors highlight the heterogeneous results concerning the reliability of US in studies published to date, but also underscore very promising data from recently published articles [2]. Moreover, this work raises the issue considering US evaluation as an interesting alternative to mRSS for skin assessment in SSc...
June 30, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Tânia Santiago, Barbara Ruaro, Maurizio Cutolo, Mariana Santiago, Maria João Salvador, J A P da Silva
Attempting to implement the constructive comments reported in their Letter by A. Lescoat and Colleagues, we are convinced that the application of ultrasound (US) has the potential to become a reliable and valuable tool to evaluate various body sites, including the musculoskeletal and vascular system, lungs and skin. Therefore, contributing to the clinical assessment of complex diseases, such as systemic sclerosis (SSc) (1). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 30, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Karin Magnusson, Aleksandra Turkiewicz, Simon Timpka, Martin Englund
OBJECTIVES: To simplify the previously published Nottingham 12-year risk prediction model for knee osteoarthritis (OA) and examine whether it can be used to predict the 40-year risk of knee OA in young men. METHODS: We included 40 118 men aged 18 undergoing military conscription in Sweden 1969-70. Diagnostic OA codes were obtained from the Swedish National Patient Register 1987-2010. The original Nottingham model included predictors age, sex, body mass index (BMI), knee injury, occupational risk and family history of OA with area under receiver operating characteristics curve (AUC)=0...
June 28, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Joel Hirsh, Patrick Wood, Angela Keniston, Mandy Peng, Sai Ramaswami, Liron Caplan, Lisa Davis
OBJECTIVE: Visual analog scale patient global assessments (PGA-VAS) are widely used in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) practice and research. Low PGA-VAS scores are required for remission. Vulnerable patients may have difficulty completing the PGA-VAS. There is limited information about both patients' perceptions of PGA-VAS and how patients score VAS model disease states. The objective of this study is to understand vulnerable patients' perspectives regarding PGA-VAS and model disease states...
June 28, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Stephanie L Smith, Richard Allan, Sara P Marreiros, James Woodburn, Martijn Pm Steultjens
OBJECTIVE: Muscle co-activation has been shown to be elevated in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) during gait. Comparisons of muscle co-activation across different activities of daily living such as stair negotiation have yet to be explored. The aim of the study was to explore muscle co-activation across different activities of daily living in patients with KOA. METHODS: Muscle co-activation was assessed in 77 symptomatic KOA participants (age 62.5±8...
June 28, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Huynh W Tran, Lauren M Mathias, Richard S Panush
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatology has been a less attractive career choice than other internal medicine (IM) subspecialties. Recent fellowship "Match" data suggested this may have changed. We therefore evaluated the current attractiveness of rheumatology and compared it with other medical subspecialties. METHODS: Data from the "Match" from 2008 - 2017, the 2015 American College of Rheumatology workforce study, and Medscape physician salaries from 2010 - 2017 were used to determine annual numbers of fellowship applicants, availability of positions, and post-fellowship salary trends...
June 28, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Yvonne M Golightly, Marian T Hannan, Amanda E Nelson, Howard J Hillstrom, Rebecca J Cleveland, Virginia B Kraus, Todd A Schwartz, Adam P Goode, Portia Flowers, Jordan B Renner, Joanne M Jordan
OBJECTIVE: To explore associations of joint hypermobility (a condition where range of motion is greater than normal) with ankle and foot radiographic osteoarthritis and symptoms in a large community-based cohort of African American and Caucasian adults 55-94 years old. METHODS: Ankle and foot radiographs and joint hypermobility data (Beighton Criteria) were available for 848 participants (2003-2010) in this cross-sectional study. General joint hypermobility was defined as a Beighton score ≥4 (range 0-9); knee hypermobility was defined as hyperextension of at least one knee...
June 28, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Andrea Knight, Michelle Vickery, Lauren Faust, Eyal Muscal, Alaina Davis, Julia Harris, Aimee O Hersh, Martha Rodriguez, Karen Onel, Tamar Rubinstein, Nina Washington, Elissa R Weitzman, Hana Conlon, Jennifer M P Woo, Dana Gerstbacher, Emily von Scheven
OBJECTIVE: To identify behavioral health provider perspectives on gaps in mental health care for youth with rheumatologic conditions. METHODS: Social workers (n=34) and psychologists (n=8) at pediatric rheumatology centers in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) completed an online survey assessing current practices and mental health care needs of youth with rheumatologic conditions. Responses were compared to a published survey of CARRA rheumatologists (n=119)...
June 28, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Zoltan Barth, Thomas Schwartz, Berit Flatø, Trond M Aaløkken, Akos Koller, May B Lund, Ivar Sjaastad, Helga Sanner
OBJECTIVE: To explore the associations between microvascular abnormalities assessed by nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) and pulmonary and cardiac involvement in patients with juvenile dermatomyositis (DM) assessed after medium- to long-term follow-up. METHODS: Fifty-eight juvenile DM patients were examined mean 17.0 (SD 10.6) years after symptom onset. Nailfold capillary density (NCD) and neovascular pattern (defined as scleroderma active or late pattern) were analysed blinded to clinical data...
June 28, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
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