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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136338/the-perspectives-of-medical-specialists-from-different-disciplines-on-the-management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-an-interview-study
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David J Tunnicliffe, Davinder Singh-Grewal, Jonathan C Craig, Shilpanjali Jesudason, Peter Tugwell, Ming-Wei Lin, Sean G O'Neill, Daniel Sumpton, Allison Tong
OBJECTIVES: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organ systems, with specialists from many disciplines often involved, which may lead to inconsistent care. We aimed to describe the attitudes and perspectives of specialists from different medical disciplines on the management of people with SLE. METHODS: Face-to-face, semi-structured interviews were conducted with rheumatologists (n=16), nephrologists (n=16), and immunologists (n=11) providing care to adults with SLE from 19 centers across Australia in 2015...
November 14, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125905/arthritis-after-cancer-immunotherapy-symptom-duration-and-treatment-response
#2
Melanie H Smith, Anne R Bass
OBJECTIVE: Musculoskeletal manifestations of immune related adverse events (irAEs) after checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy for cancer remain incompletely characterized and poorly understood. A recently published case series suggested that immunotherapy-induced arthritis is an aggressive process requiring high dose corticosteroids. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of all patients with musculoskeletal irAEs first seen by one of the authors between 2014 and 2016...
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125904/early-rheumatoid-arthritis-presentation-treatment-and-outcomes-in-aboriginal-patients-in-canada-a-canadian-early-arthritis-cohort-study-analysis
#3
Sujay Nagaraj, Cheryl Barnabe, Orit Schieir, Janet Pope, Susan J Bartlett, Gilles Boire, Edward Keystone, Diane Tin, Boulos Haraoui, J Carter Thorne, Vivian P Bykerk, Carol Hitchon
OBJECTIVE: Health inequities exist in chronic diseases for Aboriginal people. This study compared early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) presentation, treatment and outcomes between Aboriginal and Caucasian patients in a large Canadian cohort study. METHODS: Longitudinal data from the Canadian early ArThritis CoHort (CATCH), a prospective multicenter ERA study, were analyzed for participants who self-identified as Aboriginal or Caucasian ethnicity. Disease characteristics at presentation, prognostic factors, frequency of remission and disease-modifying therapy strategies were contrasted between population groups...
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125903/a-loss-of-sensation
#4
Sarah L Patterson, Kashif Jafri, Jared A Narvid, Mary Margaretten
The patient was in her usual state of good health until one week prior to presentation when she developed low back pain and numbness and tingling around her abdomen and lower back. Over the next several hours the numbness spread distally to involve her legs and feet, and it became difficult to walk. The following day she developed constipation and urinary retention. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125902/asthma-in-children-of-mothers-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-the-role-of-preterm-birth
#5
Marios Rossides, Cathina Nguyen, Elizabeth V Arkema, Julia F Simard
OBJECTIVE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and asthma share inheritable IgE-related pathophysiology, but the association between maternal SLE and asthma in the offspring has not been explored. Our aim was to investigate the association between maternal SLE during pregnancy and childhood asthma and examine the role of preterm birth as a mediator of the association using Swedish register data. METHODS: Information on 12000 singleton live births (2001-2013) was collected from the Medical Birth Register...
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125901/efficacy-of-hydroxychloroquine-in-hand-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Weiching Lee, Liesbeth Ruijgrok, Bianca Boxma-de Klerk, Marc R Kok, Margreet Kloppenburg, Andreas Gerards, Margriet Huisman, Mieke Hazes, Peter de Sonnaville, Bart Grillet, Angelique Weel, Natalja Basoski
OBJECTIVE: To determine the symptom modifying effect of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in hand osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: In this randomized, double blind, multicenter trial, patients with symptomatic hand OA received either HCQ 400 mg once a day or placebo during 24 weeks. The primary outcome was change of pain measured on a 100 mm VAS at 24 weeks. Secondary outcomes included decrease of pain at week 6 and 12 and change in AUSCAN and AIMS2-SF total scores. RESULTS: 196 patients were included (placebo n=98, HCQ n=98)...
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125900/comorbidities-in-spondyloarthritis-associate-with-poor-function-work-disability-and-quality-of-life-results-from-the-asas-comospa-study
#7
E Nikiphorou, S Ramiro, D van der Heijde, S Norton, A Moltó, M Dougados, F van den Bosch, R Landewé
OBJECTIVE: Comorbidities add to the burden of disease and its complexity, and may prevent the achievement of treat-to-target goals. The objective of this study was to study the relationship between comorbidities and key disease outcomes in Spondyloarthritis, namely function, work ability and quality of life. METHODS: Patients from the multi-national (22 countries), cross-sectional ASAS-COMOSPA study were included in the analysis provided they fulfilled the ASAS criteria...
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125899/demographic-and-clinical-factors-associated-with-non-surgical-osteoarthritis-treatment-use-among-patients-in-outpatient-clinics
#8
Lauren M Abbate, Amy S Jeffreys, Cynthia J Coffman, Todd A Schwartz, Liubov Arbeeva, Leigh F Callahan, Nicole A Negbenebor, Wendy M Kohrt, Robert S Schwartz, Ernest Vina, Kelli D Allen
OBJECTIVE: To identify patient demographic and clinical characteristics associated with osteoarthritis (OA) treatment use. METHODS: This was a secondary data analysis of three clinical trials among patients with hip or knee OA conducted in 1) Duke Primary Care practices, 2) the Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System (DVAHCS), and 3) the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC). At baseline, participants reported socio-demographic characteristics, OA-related pain and function, and OA treatment use including oral analgesia, topical creams, joint injections and physical therapy...
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125891/profiling-response-to-tnf-inhibitor-treatment-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
#9
Mansour Alazmi, Ismail Sari, Bharath Krishnan, Robert D Inman, Nigil Haroon
OBJECTIVES: Lack of response to TNF inhibitory (TNFi) agents is not uncommon, encountered during the treatment of axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) patients and can be classified as primary (PLR) or secondary (SLR) lack of response. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate factors associated with TNFi failure types and their characteristics in AxSpA. METHODS: Adult AxSpA patients who were TNFi naive at the time of baseline evaluation and started on their first biologics for active axial disease were identified...
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112802/consensus-treatment-plans-for-chronic-nonbacterial-osteomyelitis-refractory-to-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-or-with-active-spinal-lesions
#10
Yongdong Zhao, Eveline Y Wu, Melissa S Oliver, Ashley M Cooper, Matthew L Basiaga, Sheetal S Vora, Tzielan C Lee, Emily Fox, Gil Amarilyo, Sara M Stern, Jeffrey A Dvergsten, Kathleen A Haines, Kelly A Rouster-Stevens, Karen B Onel, Julie Cherian, Jonathan S Hausmann, Paivi Miettunen, Tania Cellucci, Farzana Nuruzzaman, Angela Taneja, Karyl S Barron, Matthew C Hollander, Sivia K Lapidus, Suzanne C Li, Seza Ozen, Hermann Girschick, Ronald M Laxer, Fatma Dedeoglu, Christian M Hedrich, Polly J Ferguson
OBJECTIVE: To develop standardized treatment regimens for chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CNO), also known as chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) to enable comparative effectiveness treatment studies. METHODS: Virtual and face-to-face discussions and meetings were held within the CNO subgroup of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA). A literature search was conducted, and CARRA membership was surveyed to evaluate available treatment data and identify current treatment practices...
November 7, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112801/value-of-rapid3-in-patients-with-psa-results-from-the-ticopa-and-lopas-ii-databases
#11
Laura C Coates, William Tillett, Gavin Shaddick, Theodore Pincus, Arthur Kavanaugh, Philip S Helliwell
OBJECTIVE: To analyze RAPID3, a patient-reported, composite index, designed initially for feasibility in clinical care. RAPID3 was developed in rheumatoid arthritis, but has been found useful in many rheumatic diseases. We analysed RAPID3 in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: Post-hoc analyses were performed on two independent datasets, the tight control of PsA (TICOPA) clinical trial, and the long-term outcome in PsA study (LOPAS II), an observational cohort...
November 7, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112800/the-association-of-femoroacetabular-impingement-and-delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-mri-of-cartilage-dgemric-a-population-based-study
#12
Yimeng Guo, Honglin Zhang, Hong Qian, David R Wilson, Hubert Wong, Morgan Barber, Bruce B Forster, John Esdaile, Jolanda Cibere
OBJECTIVE: 1) To assess the association of FAI and dGEMRIC T1 relaxation values (RV). 2) To evaluate whether subtypes of FAI (cam, pincer, mixed) are associated with region-specific dGEMRIC T1 RVs. METHODS: A population-based sample of Caucasian subjects with and without hip pain, aged 20-49, was selected through random digit dialing. A sample of 128 subjects underwent hip joint 3T dGEMRIC scans. Radiographic cam FAI was defined as an alpha angle >55°, while pincer FAI was defined by a lateral center edge angle >40° or a positive cross-over sign...
November 7, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106028/association-of-high-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-seropositivity-and%C3%A2-lean-mass-index-with-low-bone-mineral-density-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#13
Katherine D Wysham, Dolores M Shoback, John B Imboden, Patricia P Katz
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporotic fractures are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have twice the risk of osteoporosis-related fracture than age-matched controls, the causes for which remain unknown. We investigated contributions of RA characteristics, medication use, and body composition to low bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with RA. METHODS: Data were from the Arthritis, Body Composition, and Disability Study (n=138; 82 women, 56 men)...
November 5, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088582/early-high-intensity-versus-low-intensity-rehabilitation-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-tka-by-bade-et-al
#14
Inger Mechlenburg, Birgit Skoffer, Ulrik Dalgas
Recently, a paper entitled "Early High-Intensity Versus Low-Intensity Rehabilitation After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial" was published in Arthritis Care Res by Bade et al. (1). We have read the paper with great interest and noted that the study shows essentially no differences between the two training groups in patient-reported outcomes, functional performance and in muscle strength at neither 3 nor 12 months. Both training interventions seemed to improve the primary outcome (stair climbing) in comparison to historical data on patients following standard post-operative care, although such comparisons should be performed cautiously...
October 31, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088577/a-56-year-old-man-with-visual-changes-and-arthralgias
#15
Sarah E Goglin, Reza Manesh, Jonathan D Graf
A 56-year-old white man presented with several months of visual changes and diffuse myalgias. He reported difficulty seeing out of the lower portion of his left eye for several months, which he described as "cigarette smoke clouding [his] vision." He also reported mild discomfort with movement of the affected eye. He attributed the visual loss to potential injury during his work as a welder. In addition, he complained of several months of diffuse body pain and stiffness and generalized malaise. The pain and stiffness were worse in his shoulders and hips and were worse in the morning, with improvement by the middle of the day...
October 31, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073353/trial-characteristics-as-contextual-factors-when-evaluating-targeted-therapies-in-patients-with-psoriatic-disease-a-meta-epidemiological-study
#16
Christine Ballegaard, Tanja S Jørgensen, Marie Skougaard, Vibeke Strand, Philip J Mease, Lars E Kristensen, Lene Dreyer, Alice Gottlieb, Maarten de Wit, Robin Christensen, Simon Tarp
OBJECTIVES: To assess the importance of trial characteristics as contextual factors when evaluating treatment effect of targeted therapies for patients with psoriatic disease. METHODS: We identified randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating targeted therapies approved for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and psoriasis (8 biologics and apremilast). The effect of targeted therapies was analyzed in the two psoriatic conditions combined by using drug retention as common outcome, and separately by using ACR20 for PsA and PASI75 for psoriasis...
October 26, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073349/association-between-dose-of-glucocorticoids-and-coronary-artery-lesions-in-kawasaki-disease
#17
Yusuke Okubo, Nobuaki Michihata, Naho Morisaki, Robert P Sundel, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
OBJECTIVE: Several studies revealed the efficacy of glucocorticoids on prevention of CAL in KD patients. However, impacts of different doses of glucocorticoids on clinical outcomes of KD remain unknown. METHODS: Using the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination inpatient database, we evaluated KD patients who were treated with normal-dose (prednisolone 0.5-4.0 mg/kg/day) or high-dose (methylprednisolone 10-40 mg/kg/day) glucocorticoids. We investigated risks of CAL and readmission, total hospitalization cost, and length of hospital stay in the acute phase of KD using propensity-score matching, stabilized propensity-score inverse probability of treatment weighting, and instrumental variable methods...
October 26, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073343/prevalence-and-disease-specific-risk-factors-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-systemic-sclerosis-an-international-multi-centric-study
#18
Gregor John, Jérôme Avouac, Silvia Piantoni, Pamela Polito, Micaela Fredi, Franco Cozzi, Paolo Airo, Marie-Elise Truchetet, Franco Franceschini, Yannick Allanore, Carlo Chizzolini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in systemic sclerosis (SSc), to find specific risk factors and to assess their impact on quality of life (QoL). METHODS: In a multi-centric study, 334 patients completed a self-administered questionnaire on LUTS and QoL. LUTS were classified into three main categories: storage, voiding, and post micturition symptoms. Digestive symptoms burden was captured by a visual analogic scale, divided into five equal categories...
October 26, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073334/hypothesis-can-neuroendocrine-immune-nei-testing-of-individual-ra-patients-guide-benefits-to-harms-ratio-in-glucocorticoid-therapy
#19
Alfonse T Masi, Richard Imrich, Maurizio Cutolo
We compliment and endorse the "Official View" by Palmowsky Y and the multidisciplinary experts on their review of guidelines for glucocorticoid (GC) therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (1). The guidelines generally agreed that GCs are an appropriate option for RA therapy, especially at low doses and for a short duration (1). However, the recommendations lacked evidence and guidance on doses, timing, and duration of GC use. Authors concluded that high-quality studies of GCs in RA are urgently needed (1). This article is protected by copyright...
October 26, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073333/low-dose-glucocorticoids-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-blurring-the-line-between-therapeutic-dose-and-substitution-therapy
#20
Yannick Palmowski, Maarten Boers, Frank Buttgereit
We would like to thank Masi and colleagues for their interest in our paper as well as for the interesting comments regarding the potential usefulness of neuroendocrine immune (NEI) testing in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). When the first patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was treated with glucocorticoids (GCs) in 1948, the effect was just overwhelming for that time. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 26, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
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