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Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638243/subacromial-anesthetics-increase-proprioceptive-deficit-in-the-shoulder-and-elbow-in-patients-with-subacromial-impingement-syndrome
#1
Lucas R Ettinger, Matthew Shapiro, Andrew Karduna
Shoulder proprioception gives information regarding arm joint position and movement direction. Several studies have investigated shoulder proprioceptive acuity in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS); however, differences in protocols and between-subjects designs have limited scientific inferences regarding proprioception and SIS. We aimed to determine within-subject differences in shoulder and elbow proprioceptive acuity in 17 patients with stage 2 SIS following treatment of a local anesthetic injection...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638242/cost-utility-of-a-single-injection-combined-corticosteroid-hyaluronic-acid-formulation-vs-a-2-injection-regimen-of-sequential-corticosteroid-and-hyaluronic-acid-injections
#2
Etienne L Belzile, Robert T Deakon, Christopher Vannabouathong, Mohit Bhandari, Martin Lamontagne, Robert McCormack
Research has shown early and sustained relief with a combination therapy of a corticosteroid (CS) and hyaluronic acid (HA) in knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients. This can be administered via a single injection containing both products or as separate injections. The former may be more expensive when considering only product cost, but the latter incurs the additional costs and time of a second procedure. The purpose of this study was to compare the cost-utility of the single injection with the 2-injection regimen...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638241/oral-anaerobic-bacteria-in-the-etiology-of-ankylosing-spondylitis
#3
REVIEW
Mesut Öğrendik
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is associated with periodontitis. Anti-Porphyromonas gingivalis and anti-Prevotella intermedia antibody titers were higher in patients with spondyloarthritis than in healthy people. Sulfasalazine is an effective antibiotic treatment for AS. Moxifloxacin and rifamycin were also found to be significantly effective. The etiology hypothesis suggests that oral anaerobic bacteria such as Porphyromonas spp and Prevotella spp contribute to the disease. These bacteria have been identified in AS, and we will discuss their pathogenic properties with respect to our knowledge of the disease...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469489/sternocostoclavicular-hyperostosis-an-insufficiently-recognized-clinical-entity
#4
Taro Sugase, Tetsu Akimoto, Hidenori Kanazawa, Atsushi Kotoda, Daisuke Nagata
A 79-year-old male chronic hemodialysis patient with no history of central venous catheterization was referred to our hospital with progressive swelling of the left upper limb ipsilateral to a forearm arteriovenous fistula. Radiological assessments revealed marked hyperostosis in the ribs, sternum, and clavicles with well-developed ossification of the sternocostoclavicular ligaments. Such characteristic structural abnormalities and our failure to identify the left subclavian vein with contrast material despite the abundant dilated collaterals in the left shoulder area encouraged us to diagnose our patient with sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis (SCCH) complicated by central vein obstruction...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469488/ultrasound-diagnosed-tibia-stress-fracture-a-case-report
#5
Adae Amoako, Ayesha Abid, Anthony Shadiack, Robert Monaco
Stress fractures are a frequent cause of lower extremity pain in athletes, and especially in runners. Plain imaging has a low sensitivity. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or bone scan scintigraphy is the criterion standard, but expensive. We present the case of a young female distance runner with left shin pain. Plain radiography was unremarkable. Ultrasound showed focal hyperechoic elevation of the periosteum with irregularity over the distal tibia and increased flow on Doppler. These findings were consistent with a distal tibia stress fracture and confirmed by MRI...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469487/early-results-of-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-plate-osteosynthesis-for-fractures-of-the-distal-tibia-a-retrospective-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Gabriel A Akra, Stefanos Lazarides, Ananda M Nanu
Minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis was developed on the concept that preservation of the soft tissue envelope during surgical management of distal tibial fractures is of paramount importance. We report on our early experience using this technique over a 1-year period with 14 such injuries that were treated by a locking compression plate via minimally invasive surgery. The surgical reduction was excellent in most of the cases and all fractures healed uneventfully. One superficial infection and a wound slough were the only complications recorded...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469486/a-double-blind-active-controlled-clinical-trial-of-sodium-bicarbonate-and-calcium-gluconate-in-the-treatment-of-bilateral-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
#7
María Del Carmen Caamaño, Sandra García-Padilla, Miguel Ángel Duarte-Vázquez, Karla Elena González-Romero, Jorge L Rosado
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of intra-articular injections of sodium bicarbonate with a single (SBCG1) or double dose (SBCG2) of calcium gluconate administered monthly compared with methylprednisolone (MP) for treatment of knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: A 3-month, randomized, double-blind clinical trial with patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The outcome variables were the Western Ontario-McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and the Lequesne functional index...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008295/relationship-between-lymph-node-volume-and-pain-following-certolizumab-therapy-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-flare-a-pilot-study
#8
Homaira Rahimi, Gregory Dieudonne, Valeriy Kheyfits, Echoe M Bouta, Ronald W Wood, Rick Barrett, Sharon Moorehead, Edward M Schwarz, Christopher T Ritchlin
OBJECTIVES: The mechanisms that trigger flare in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are unknown. In murine arthritis models, dysfunctional lymph node (LN) drainage is associated with joint flare. To examine if LN alterations are associated with RA flare, we analyzed the change in LN volume via contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI) in patients with active joint flare at baseline and 16 weeks after certolizumab pegol (CZP) therapy. We also assessed the changes in popliteal or epitrochlear LN volumes versus the Rheumatoid and Arthritis Outcome Score (RAOS) (knee), or the Michigan Hand Questionnaire (MHQ; wrist/hand), and Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28), at baseline and 16 weeks...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008294/correction-to-macroscopical-histological-and-in-vitro-characterization-of-nonosteoarthritic-versus-osteoarthritic-hip-joint-cartilage
#9
Jessica Badendick, Owen Godkin, Benjamin Kohl, Carola Meier, Michal Jagielski, Zhao Huang, Stephan Arens, Tobias Schneider, Gundula Schulze-Tanzil
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.4137/CMAMD.S29844.].
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891055/imaging-guidance-improves-the-results-of-viscosupplementation-with-hanox-m-xl-in-patients-with-ankle-osteoarthritis-results-of-a-clinical-survey-in-50-patients-treated-in-daily-practice
#10
Marie Bossert, Daniel Boublil, Jean-Marc Parisaux, Ana-Maria Bozgan, Emmanuel Richelme, Thierry Conrozier
BACKGROUND: The objective of this survey was to assess retrospectively the interest of performing viscosupplementation using imaging guidance in patients suffering from ankle osteoarthritis (OA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a multicenter retrospective survey using a standardized questionnaire. Fifty patients suffering from ankle OA and treated, in daily clinical practice, with a single intra-articular injection of a novel viscosupplement made of a combination of a non-animal cross-linked hyaluronan and mannitol, HANOX M-XL, were included in the survey...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891054/patellofemoral-joint-arthroplasty-our-experience-in-isolated-patellofemoral-and-bicompartmental-arthritic-knees
#11
L Sabatini, M Schirò, F Atzori, G Ferrero, A Massè
INTRODUCTION: Isolated patellofemoral (PF) arthritis is rare, and there is no complete agreement about the best surgical treatment. The operative treatments are total knee arthroplasty and patellofemoral replacement (PFR). The incidence of many early complications of PF arthroplasty has decreased with the introduction of newer designs. Nowadays, the main cause of revision surgery is the progression of tibiofemoral osteoarthritis. In the past, PF arthroplasty was contraindicated in patients with evidence of osteoarthritis or pain in medial or lateral tibiofemoral compartments...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721659/rate-of-proven-rheumatic-diseases-in-a-large-collective-of-referrals-to-an-outpatient-rheumatology-clinic-under-routine-conditions
#12
Martin Feuchtenberger, Axel Philipp Nigg, Michael Rupert Kraus, Arne Schäfer
The prognostic significance of early diagnosis and therapeutic intervention in inflammatory rheumatic diseases has been well documented. However, a shortage of rheumatologists often impedes this approach in clinical practice. Therefore, it is of importance to identify those patients referred for diagnosis who would benefit most from a specialist's care. We applied a telephone-based triage for appointment allocation during routine care. This retrospective, monocentric analysis evaluated the efficacy of our triage to identify patients with rheumatic disease with special regard to initial appointment category (elective, early arthritis clinic (EAC), or emergency appointment)...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688712/standardized-follow-up-of-patients-with-symptomatic-knee-osteoarthritis-treated-with-a-single-intra-articular-injection-of-a-combination-of-cross-linked-hyaluronic-acid-and-mannitol
#13
Thierry Conrozier, Ana-Maria Bozgan, Marie Bossert, Maxime Sondag, Anne Lohse-Walliser, Jean-Charles Balblanc
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to obtain pilot data from daily practice conditions of a viscosupplement made of a cross-linked high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid (HA) combined with mannitol in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). METHODS: The data of 40 consecutive patients, 29 women and 11 men, who were prospectively followed up for 6 months, using a standardized procedure, were retrospectively analyzed. All patients have received a single intra-articular injection of HAnox-M-XL (4...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547040/genetic-association-of-hla-a-26-a-31-and-b-51-with-behcet-s-disease-in-saudi-patients
#14
Fahda Al-Okaily, Seham Al-Rashidi, Maysoon Al-Balawi, Md Mustafa, Misbahul Arfin, Abdulrahman Al-Asmari
BACKGROUND: HLA-B*51 has been universally associated with Behcet's disease (BD) susceptibility, while different alleles of HLA-A have also been identified as independent BD susceptibility loci in various ethnic populations. The objective of this study was to investigate associations of HLA-A and -B alleles with BD in Saudi patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genotyping for HLA-A and HLA-B was performed using HLA genotyping kit (Lab type((R)) SSO) in 120 Saudi subjects, including 60 BD patients and 60 matched healthy controls...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478389/reliability-of-a-proposed-ultrasonographic-grading-scale-for-severity-of-primary-knee-osteoarthritis
#15
Mohamed Mortada, Ayman Zeid, Mirvat Abd El-Hamid Al-Toukhy, Nillie Ezzeldin, M Elgawish
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine the concordance of a grading scale (0-4) of medial femoral osteophytes in knee joint detected by ultrasound (US) compared with the corresponding grades (0-4) of Kellgren-Lawrence (K&L) scale of conventional radiography and clinical joint examination. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study included 160 patients with knee pain who fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and 20 patients with knee pain who have not fulfilled the ACR criteria for KOA...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429562/a-systematic-review-of-dextrose-prolotherapy-for-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain
#16
REVIEW
Ross A Hauser, Johanna B Lackner, Danielle Steilen-Matias, David K Harris
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review dextrose (d-glucose) prolotherapy efficacy in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases PubMed, Healthline, OmniMedicalSearch, Medscape, and EMBASE were searched from 1990 to January 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Prospectively designed studies that used dextrose as the sole active prolotherapy constituent were selected. DATA EXTRACTION: Two independent reviewers rated studies for quality of evidence using the Physiotherapy Evidence Database assessment scale for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and the Downs and Black evaluation tool for non-RCTs, for level of evidence using a modified Sackett scale, and for clinically relevant pain score difference using minimal clinically important change criteria...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429561/raman-spectroscopic-analysis-of-fingernail-clippings-can-help-differentiate-between-postmenopausal-women-who-have-and-have-not-suffered-a-fracture
#17
James R Beattie, Niamh M Cummins, Clare Caraher, Olive M O'Driscoll, Aruna T Bansal, Richard Eastell, Stuart H Ralston, Michael D Stone, Gill Pearson, Mark R Towler
Raman spectroscopy was applied to nail clippings from 633 postmenopausal British and Irish women, from six clinical sites, of whom 42% had experienced a fragility fracture. The objective was to build a prediction algorithm for fracture using data from four sites (known as the calibration set) and test its performance using data from the other two sites (known as the validation set). Results from the validation set showed that a novel algorithm, combining spectroscopy data with clinical data, provided area under the curve (AUC) of 74% compared to an AUC of 60% from a reduced QFracture score (a clinically accepted risk calculator) and 61% from the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry T-score, which is in current use for the diagnosis of osteoporosis...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27398032/effects-of-nasal-calcitonin-vs-oral-gabapentin-on-pain-and-symptoms-of-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-clinical-trial-study
#18
Kaveh Haddadi, Leila Asadian, Ahdie Isazade
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a chronic and prevalent disease that occurs in 10.8% of the general population, mostly in old age. We designed the first clinical trial study to compare the effects of administering the nasal salmon calcitonin spray and gabapentin in patients with LSS. In this clinical trial, 90 patients with symptoms of neurogenic claudication and magnetic resonance imaging-proven LSS were randomly assigned to nasal salmon calcitonin, gabapentin, or placebo treatments for eight weeks (30 participants in each group)...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27279754/differences-regarding-branded-ha-in-italy-part-2-data-from-clinical-studies-on-knee-hip-shoulder-ankle-temporomandibular-joint-vertebral-facets-and-carpometacarpal-joint
#19
A Migliore, E Bizzi, O De Lucia, A Delle Sedie, S Tropea, M Bentivegna, A Mahmoud, C Foti
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study is to collect scientific data on all branded hyaluronic acid (HA) products in Italy that are in use for intra-articular (IA) injection in osteoarthritis (OA) compared with that reported in the leaflet. METHODS: An extensive literature research was performed for all articles reporting data on the IA use of HA in OA. Selected studies were taken into consideration only if they are related to products based on HAs that are currently marketed in Italy with the specific joint indication for IA use in patients affected by OA...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27279753/case-study-giant-cell-arteritis-with-vertebral-artery-stenosis
#20
R Daniel Chomlak, Farshad Ghazanfari, Mineesh Datta
In giant cell arteritis (GCA), involvement of the vertebral arteries is rare with reported rates of 3%-4% for ischemic events secondary to vertebral artery stenosis or occlusion for those patients with GCA. This case study describes a patient who initially presented with acute onset of vertigo but was also found to have transient, side-alternating upper limb neurological findings. While initial imaging showed no vascular abnormalities, it was not until GCA was eventually confirmed with a temporal artery biopsy that the initial scans were shown to have bilateral narrowing of the vertebral arteries...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
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