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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769140/aortic-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-syphilis-related-spinal-pain-and-paraplegia
#1
Daniel Brito de Araujo, Danise Senna Oliveira, Rodrigo Kraft Rovere, Umberto Lopes de Oliveira Filho
The tertiary stage of syphilis is nowadays extremely rare, showing predilection for the cardiovascular and nervous systems. A 57-year-old Caucasian man sought medical assistance due to back pain that evolved to paraplegia of the lower limbs. A thoracic CT scan demonstrated an important aneurysmatic lesion of the descending thoracic aorta causing erosion of the vertebral bodies and VDRL and FTA-abs positivity. Although rare, syphilitic aortitis, the hallmark of cardiovascular syphilis, should be considered in the differential diagnosis in patients with thoracic aneurysm when in the absence of classic risk factors for atherosclerosis, especially in cases that progress with erosion of vertebral bodies...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769139/three-atypical-manifestations-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-lateral-medullary-syndrome-anterior-cheek-mass-and-melting-scleritis-of-eye
#2
Saeedeh Shenavandeh, Peyman Petramfar
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, formerly Wegener granulomatosis) is a vasculitis with various organ involvement. There have been a few cases of CNS stroke and rare cases of lateral medullary infarction (LMI) as a manifestation of GPA. Also there have been reports of sinuses, nose and laryngeal masses mistakenly referred as carcinomas and subsequently GPA was diagnosed in their pathological reports. Another severe fulminant manifestation can be necrotizing scleritis leading to perforation of sclera. Therefore, here we present some rare and fulminant manifestations of GPA in 3 separate cases for further emphasis of the unusual manifestations of GPA that should always be kept in mind...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769138/retroperitoneal-fibrosis-a-report-of-five-cases
#3
Marta Runowska, Dominik Majewski, Mariusz Puszczewicz
Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare disease, characterized by inflammation and deposition of fibrotic tissue in the vicinity of the abdominal aorta and iliac arteries. We present a report of five patients admitted to our department between January 2014 and February 2017, diagnosed with RPF. Abdominal pain was the most common presenting symptom; however, in one patient, RPF was identified accidentally in routinely performed ultrasonography. In 4 cases, corticosteroids (CS) in combination with azathioprine were applied as first-line therapy, whereas one patient was treated with intravenous methylprednisolone pulses followed by oral CS...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769137/is-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-risk-factor-for-malignancies-different-from-lymphomas-what-does-the-literature-highlight-about-it
#4
REVIEW
Ciro Manzo, Melek Kechida
BACKGROUND: Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease with an elevated risk of developing lymphoproliferative malignancies (LM). Whether pSS is a risk factor or not for non-lymphoma malignancies (NLM) has been scarcely evaluated in the literature. Age is per se a risk factor for malignancies: patients over 70 years old have 4 times higher risk for cancers than adults. Even if the mean age of pSS onset usually is in the 4(th) and 5(th) decade, its onset in patients aged over 65 years (Elderly Onset pSS - EOpSS) is not uncommon...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769136/nail-involvement-in-psoriatic-arthritis
#5
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Piotr Sobolewski, Irena Walecka, Klaudia Dopytalska
Nail psoriasis is considered a significant psychological and social problem causing functional impairment in affected patients. Nail changes hamper their daily and occupational activities and contribute to a worse quality of life. Almost 50% of patients with psoriasis vulgaris and up to 80% of patients with psoriatic arthritis are afflicted with nail lesions. The important correlation between psoriatic arthritis and nail changes is well established - the presence of the latter is a strong predictor of the development of arthritis...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769135/fatigue-an-underestimated-symptom-in-psoriatic-arthritis
#6
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Magdalena Krajewska-Włodarczyk, Agnieszka Owczarczyk-Saczonek, Waldemar Placek
The nature of fatigue is very complex and involves physiological, psychological and social phenomena at the same time, and the mechanisms leading to occurrence and severity of fatigue are still poorly understood. The condition of chronic inflammation associated with psoriatic arthritis can be regarded as a potential factor affecting development of fatigue. Only a few studies so far have focused on the occurrence of fatigue in psoriatic arthritis. The problem of chronic fatigue is underestimated in everyday clinical practice...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769134/rheumatology-training-in-poland-vs-united-kingdom
#7
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Karina Lazarewicz, Hector Chinoy
When evaluating the quality of Rheumatology specialty training, it can be useful to explore similarities and differences between countries. In this article we compare the training in the UK and Poland. The two training programmes are similar in length and in the competencies that must be achieved, although they do have significant differences in the way the training is structured. The UK-based system is more out-patient based, which can be advantageous, as after completion of training the doctor is more confident in treating common rheumatological problems...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769133/the-prevalence-of-ana-antibodies-anticentromere-antibodies-and-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-antibodies-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-compared-to-patients-with-dryness-symptoms-without-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-confirmation
#8
Maria Maślińska, Małgorzata Mańczak, Bożena Wojciechowska, Brygida Kwiatkowska
OBJECTIVES: Our study analyses the prevalence of ANA, anti-SS-A, anti-SS-B, and ACA and ACPA antibodies in patients with pSS and with dryness symptoms without pSS confirmation, and the association of ACPA and ACA antibodies with specific clinical symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 113 patients were divided into two groups: I - with diagnosed pSS (N = 75); and II - with dryness without pSS evidence (N = 38). Diagnostics: indirect immunofluorescence (IF; Hep-2 cell line) of antinuclear antibodies (ANA), anti-SS-A anti-SS-B antibodies determined with semi-quantitative method, autoantibody profile (14 antigens, ANA Profil 3 EUROLINE); basic laboratory, ophthalmic examination tests, minor salivary gland biopsy with focus score (FS), joint and lung evaluation, and ESSDAI questionnaire (pSS activity)...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769132/rheumatic-and-oncological-diseases-common-challenges
#9
EDITORIAL
Krzysztof Jeziorski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539685/the-11-th-central-european-congress-of-rheumatology-prague-december-8-10-2016
#10
Eugeniusz J Kucharz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539684/coexistence-of-diabetes-mellitus-type-1-with-diffuse-systemic-sclerosis-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Ewa Wielosz, Maria Kurowska, Dorota Suszek, Maria Majdan
Diabetic sclerodactyly is a frequently recognized skin finding that may occur in patients with diabetes mellitus but coexistence of diabetes and systemic sclerosis is rare. We describe a case of coexistence of type 1 diabetes mellitus and systemic sclerosis in 42-year-old man with the history of Raynaud's phenomenon, progressive diffuse hardening of the skin and sclerodactyly, slowly worsening with time. The medical history included type 1 diabetes since childhood with microvascular complications. The patient presented a typical capillaroscopic scleroderma-like pattern, antinuclear antibodies and sclerotic lesions in gastrointestinal system...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539683/stubborn-rectal-prolapse-in-systemic-sclerosis
#12
Sven Petersen, Alexander Tobisch, Gero Puhl, Ina Kötter, Uwe Wollina
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune connective tissue disorder. Anorectal involvement might typically cause fecal incontinence and rarely rectal prolapse. Here we report three female patients, who were admitted with a mean history of 10 years suffering from SSc. All patients presented with the initial symptom of anal incontinence, in all cases this was associated with rectal intussusception or rectal prolapse. The three women faced prolapse recurrence, independent of the initial procedure. After surgical removal of the prolapse, the incontinence remained...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539682/the-human-body-as-an-energetic-hybrid-new-perspectives-for-chronic-disease-treatment
#13
REVIEW
Michał Gajewski, Przemysław Rzodkiewicz, Sławomir Maśliński
Inflammatory response is accompanied by changes in cellular energy metabolism. Proinflammatory mediators like plasma C-reactive protein, IL-6, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, TNF-α or monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 released in the site of inflammation activates immune cells and increase energy consumption. Increased demand for energy creates local hypoxia and lead in consequence to mitochondrial dysfunction. Metabolism of cells is switched to anaerobic glycolysis. Mitochondria continuously generate free radicals that what result in imbalance that causes oxidative stress, which results in oxidative damage...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539681/risk-of-falls-in-the-rheumatic-patient-at-geriatric-age
#14
REVIEW
Agnieszka Prusinowska, Arkadiusz Komorowski, Teresa Sadura-Sieklucka, Krystyna Księżopolska-Orłowska
Evaluating the risk of falling of a geriatric rheumatic patient plays an essential role not only in planning and carrying out the physiotherapeutic process. The consequences of falls may be different and, although they do not always result in serious repercussions such as fractures or injuries, it is sufficient that they generate the fear of falling and cause a significant reduction in physical activity. Assessing functional capacity to define the risk of falling is of utmost importance in the case of patients after joint arthroplasty surgeries...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539680/sarcopaenia-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
REVIEW
Tomasz Targowski
In October 2016 a new independent disease called sarcopaenia (according to ICD-10 classification) appeared. According to the recommendation of the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP), sarcopaenia is defined as abnormally low muscle mass plus low skeletal muscle strength or low physical performance. Sarcopaenia, as a primary disease, is mainly observed in older people, but it can also appear in younger adults in the course of many clinical chronic conditions. One of the most frequent chronic diseases associated with chronic inflammation and functional limitation of skeletal system is rheumatoid arthritis...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539679/the-association-of-pathergy-reaction-and-active-clinical-presentations-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#16
Shirin Assar, Bahar Sadeghi, Fereydoun Davatchi, Seyyedeh Zahra Ghodsi, Abdolhadi Nadji, Farhad Shahram, Farimah Ashofte, Seyyedeh Roghieh Larimi, Masoud Sadeghi
OBJECTIVES: The pathergy skin test is a hypersensitivity reaction to a prick skin trauma caused by a pin or a needle, which is considered as a specific presentation in Behçet's disease (BD) and the precise mechanism of this test is not well elucidated. This study was designed to evaluate the association of pathergy reaction (PR) with the active clinical manifestations of BD patients, to assess the clinical importance of PR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cohort study on 1675 BD patients who fulfilled the entry criteria based on the International Criteria for Behçet's Disease (ICBD) from 1975 to 2011...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539678/evaluation-of-foot-static-disturbances-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases
#17
Anna Kuryliszyn-Moskal, Katarzyna Kaniewska, Zofia Dzięcioł-Anikiej, Piotr Adrian Klimiuk
OBJECTIVES: Rheumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis constitute the most frequent pathological states leading to the development of foot deformities, which reduce quality of life and cause disability. The aim of the present study was to compare the results of plantoconturographic examinations, obtained by means of a computer podoscope, in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients. Special attention was paid to the differences in the values of each parameter determining the level of foot function...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539677/fatigue-and-sleep-quality-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-during-hospital-admission
#18
Paulina Szady, Grażyna Bączyk, Katarzyna Kozłowska
OBJECTIVES: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease of connective tissue characterised by chronic course with periods of exacerbation and remission. Even in the early stages of the disease patients report the occurrence of fatigue and sleep disorders. Reduced sleep quality and chronic fatigue are common among patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of the research was to evaluate the severity of fatigue and sleep quality assessment among patients hospitalised with rheumatoid arthritis and to determine the relation between the level of symptoms of fatigue and sleep quality and variables such as: age, gender, disease duration, marital status, applied pharmacological treatment, and pain intensity...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539676/results-from-polish-spondyloarthritis-initiative-registry-polspi-methodology-and-data-from-the-first-year-of-observation
#19
Zofia Guła, Tacjana Barczyńska, Marek Brzosko, Jerzy Gąsowski, Sławomir Jeka, Katarzyna Jodłowska-Cicio, Beata Kwaśny-Krochin, Piotr Leszczyński, Łukasz Lubiński, Katarzyna Łosińska, Katarzyna Pawlak-Buś, Hanna Przepiera-Będzak, Włodzimierz Samborski, Małgorzata Schlabs, Maciej Siedlar, Dorota Sikorska, Jerzy Świerkot, Małgorzata Węgierska, Piotr Wiland, Mariusz Korkosz
OBJECTIVES: Report on one-year results from the Polish Spondyloarthritis Initiative registry (PolSPI), containing the cross-sectional analysis of clinical and imaging data as well as database methodology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The PolSPI registry includes patients with axial (axSpA) and peripheral (perSpA) spondyloarthritis according to ASAS classification criteria, and/or patients with ankylosing spondylitis according to modified New York criteria, psoriatic arthritis according to CASPAR criteria, arthropathy in inflammatory bowel disease, reactive arthritis, juvenile spondyloarthritis or undifferentiated spondyloarthritis...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539675/treatment-with-biologics-during-pregnancy-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases
#20
EDITORIAL
Frauke Förger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Reumatologia
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