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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771482/correction-opportunities-and-challenges-for-real-world-studies-on-chronic-inflammatory-joint-diseases-through-data-enrichment-and-collaboration-between-national-registers-the-nordic-example
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767112/correction-which-patients-presenting-with-arthralgia-eventually-develop-rheumatoid-arthritis
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(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1136/rmdopen-2017-000479.].
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765703/effects-of-baricitinib-on-radiographic-progression-of-structural-joint-damage-at-1-year-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-an-inadequate-response-to-conventional-synthetic-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs
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Desirée van der Heijde, Maxime Dougados, Ying-Chou Chen, Maria Greenwald, Edit Drescher, Rena Klar, Li Xie, Inmaculada de la Torre, Terence P Rooney, Sarah L Witt, Douglas E Schlichting, Stephanie de Bono, Paul Emery
Background: Baricitinib was efficacious in a 24-week phase III study in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and an inadequate response to conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) (csDMARDs) (RA-BUILD). Objectives: To evaluate radiographic progression of structural joint damage in RA-BUILD patients over 48 weeks of baricitinib treatment in the long-term extension study, RA-BEYOND. Methods: In RA-BUILD, patients were randomised to placebo, baricitinib 2 mg or 4 mg once daily, with rescue possible from week 16...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765702/is-radiographic-progression-in-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-related-to-matrix-metalloproteinase-degradation-of-extracellular-matrix
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Anne Sofie Siebuhr, Desirée van der Heijde, Anne-C Bay-Jensen, Morten Asser Karsdal, Robert Landewé, Astrid van Tubergen, Sofia Ramiro
Background: Radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (r-axSpA) is associated with extracellular matrix (ECM) remodelling of affected tissues. We investigated whether there was a relationship between biomarkers of ECM remodelling and 2-year radiographic progression in r-axSpA. Methods: Patients from the Outcome in Ankylosing Spondylitis International Study (OASIS) were included if they had serum, clinical and spinal radiographic assessments available at baseline and 2 years later...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708230/correction-atlas-for-the-omeract-thumb-base-osteoarthritis-mri-scoring-system-toms
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(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1136/rmdopen-2017-000583.][This corrects the article DOI: 10.1136/rmdopen-2017-000583.].
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707232/baseline-patient-characteristics-associated-with-response-to-biologic-therapy-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-enrolled-in-the-corrona-psoriatic-arthritis-spondyloarthritis-registry
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Philip J Mease, Chitra Karki, Mei Liu, Arthur Kavanaugh, Christopher T Ritchlin, Doquyen Hoa Huynh, Jacqueline B Palmer, Jeffrey D Greenberg
Objectives: To compare baseline characteristics between patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who achieved and did not achieve minimal disease activity (MDA) with biologic therapy in the US-based Corrona Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondyloarthritis Registry. Methods: Patients with PsA aged ≥18 years enrolled between March 2013 and March 2016 who were receiving biologics at enrolment (baseline), not in MDA and had ≥2 follow-up visits were included. Patients were classified as those who remained on their index biologic and achieved MDA at the second follow-up visit (MDA achievers (MDA-A)) and those who did not (MDA non-achievers (MDA-NA))...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682329/active-discopathy-a-clinical-reality
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REVIEW
Margaux Boisson, Marie-Martine Lefèvre-Colau, François Rannou, Christelle Nguyen
In the late 1980s, the description by Modic and colleagues of elementary discovertebral changes detected on MRI (Modic classification) suggested for the first time a possible correlation between anatomical and clinical features in a subgroup of patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. Degenerative disc disease is frequent and usually asymptomatic, but Modic 1 changes in the vertebral endplates adjacent to a degenerated disc are associated with inflammatory-like chronic low back pain and low-grade local and systemic inflammation, which led to the concept of 'active discopathy'...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682328/opportunities-and-challenges-for-real-world-studies-on-chronic-inflammatory-joint-diseases-through-data-enrichment-and-collaboration-between-national-registers-the-nordic-example
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REVIEW
Katerina Chatzidionysiou, Merete Lund Hetland, Thomas Frisell, Daniela Di Giuseppe, Karin Hellgren, Bente Glintborg, Dan Nordström, Kalle Aaltonen, Minna Rk Törmänen, Eirik Klami Kristianslund, Tore K Kvien, Sella A Provan, Bjorn Björn Guðbjörnsson, Lene Dreyer, Lars Erik Kristensen, Tanja Schjødt Jørgensen, Lennart Jacobsson, Johan Askling
There are increasing needs for detailed real-world data on rheumatic diseases and their treatments. Clinical register data are essential sources of information that can be enriched through linkage to additional data sources such as national health data registers. Detailed analyses call for international collaborative observational research to increase the number of patients and the statistical power. Such linkages and collaborations come with legal, logistic and methodological challenges. In collaboration between registers of inflammatory arthritides in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland, we plan to enrich, harmonise and standardise individual data repositories to investigate analytical approaches to multisource data, to assess the viability of different logistical approaches to data protection and sharing and to perform collaborative studies on treatment effectiveness, safety and health-economic outcomes...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670761/improvements-in-workplace-and-household-productivity-with-certolizumab-pegol-treatment-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-results-to-week-96-of-a-phase-iii-study
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Désirée van der Heijde, Jürgen Braun, Martin Rudwaleit, Oana Purcaru, Arthur F Kavanaugh
Objectives: To evaluate the effect of certolizumab pegol (CZP) on work and household productivity, and on participation in family, social and leisure activities in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), including ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic (nr-) axSpA. Methods: RAPID-axSpA (NCT01087762) was a phase III, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to week (Wk) 24, dose-blind to Wk48 and open-label to Wk204. A total of 325 patients were randomised 1:1:1 to placebo, CZP 200 mg Q2W or CZP 400 mg Q4W...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657833/paradoxical-arthritis-occurring-during-anti-tnf-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-histological-and-immunological-features-of-a-complex-synovitis
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Stefano Alivernini, Daniela Pugliese, Barbara Tolusso, Laura Bui, Luca Petricca, Luisa Guidi, Luisa Mirone, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini, Francesco Federico, Gianfranco Ferraccioli, Alessandro Armuzzi, Elisa Gremese
Objective: Paradoxical arthritis under tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNF-i) for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been described. This study aims to evaluate the histological features of paired synovial tissue (ST) and colonic mucosa (CM) tissue in patients with IBD developing paradoxical arthritis under TNF-i. Methods: Patients with IBD without history of coexisting joint involvement who developed arthritis under TNF-i were enrolled. Each patient underwent ST biopsy and ileocolonoscopy with CM biopsies...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657832/predictive-value-of-serum-calprotectin-s100a8-a9-for-clinical-response-after-starting-or-tapering-anti-tnf-treatment-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Lieke Tweehuysen, Nathan den Broeder, Noortje van Herwaarden, Leo A B Joosten, Peter L van Lent, Thomas Vogl, Frank H J van den Hoogen, Rogier M Thurlings, Alfons A den Broeder
Objectives: Calprotectin (S100A8/A9) has been correlated with disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive value of serum calprotectin for clinical response after starting and tapering anti-tumour necrosis factor treatment in RA. Methods: Serum samples and clinical outcomes were derived from two longitudinal RA studies.At baseline (starting or tapering of adalimumab or etanercept), calprotectin levels were determined by ELISA...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657831/pharmacodynamic-and-pharmacokinetic-effects-and-safety-of-verinurad-in-combination-with-febuxostat-in-adults-with-gout-a-phase-iia-open-label-study
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Roy Fleischmann, Peter Winkle, Jesse Hall, Shakti Valdez, Sha Liu, Xiaohong Yan, Liz Hicks, Caroline Lee, Jeffrey N Miner, Michael Gillen, Martha Hernandez-Illas
Objective: Verinurad (RDEA3170) is a high-affinity, selective URAT1 inhibitor in development for treating gout and asymptomatic hyperuricaemia. This study evaluated the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and safety of verinurad in combination with febuxostat in adults with gout. Methods: The phase IIa, open-label, multicentre study randomised 64 subjects into one of five cohorts to receive febuxostat (40 or 80 mg) alone or in combination with verinurad 2.5-20 mg...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657830/conversion-to-seronegative-status-after-abatacept-treatment-in-patients-with-early-and-poor-prognostic-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-associated-with-better-radiographic-outcomes-and-sustained-remission-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-agree-study
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Diahann T S L Jansen, Paul Emery, Josef S Smolen, Rene Westhovens, Manuela Le Bars, Sean E Connolly, June Ye, René E M Toes, Tom W J Huizinga
Objective: To evaluate the effects of the T-cell costimulation blocker abatacept on anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) and rheumatoid factor (RF) in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and associations between changes in serological status and clinical response. Methods: Post hoc analysis of the phase III AGREE study in methotrexate (MTX)-naïve patients with early RA and poor prognostic factors. Patients were randomised to abatacept (~10 mg/kg intravenously according to weight range) or placebo, plus MTX over 12 months followed by open-label abatacept plus MTX for 12 months...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595841/correction-4-year-results-from-the-rapid-psa-phase-3-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-of-certolizumab-pegol-in-psoriatic-arthritis
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(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1136/rmdopen-2017-000582.][This corrects the article DOI: 10.1136/rmdopen-2017-000582.].
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593881/clinical-characteristics-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-patients-with-inadequately-controlled-rheumatoid-arthritis-despite-ongoing-treatment
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Peter C Taylor, Rieke Alten, Juan J Gomez-Reino, Roberto Caporali, Philippe Bertin, Emma Sullivan, Robert Wood, James Piercy, Radu Vasilescu, Dean Spurden, Jose Alvir, Miriam Tarallo
Background: Despite the wide array of treatments available for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), some patients continue to report unmet clinical needs. We investigated the extent of inadequate disease control in patients with RA. Methods: Data were drawn from the Adelphi 2014 RA Disease-Specific Program in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Rheumatologists provided patient demographics, comorbidities, satisfaction with RA control and other clinical details. Patients reported their level of satisfaction and completed the EuroQoL 5-Dimensions Health Questionnaire and Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556421/normative-ultrasound-references-for-the-paediatric-wrist-dorsal-soft-tissues
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Karen Rosendahl, Ingvild Sævold Bruserud, Ninnie Oehme, Pétur Benedikt Júlíusson, Laura Tanturri de Horatio, Lil-Sofie Ording Müller, Silvia Magni-Manzoni
Objective: To report novel ultrasound (US) references for the healthy paediatric wrist. Methods: Healthy children and adolescents had an US examination including Doppler, of the right wrist, using a mid-sagittal image through the radiocarpal (RC)/midcarpal (MC) joints. These features were noted: appearances and depth of the recess, with an additional measurement in the flexed position and number of Doppler signals within the recess in close proximity to the joint...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556420/change-in-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-patients-who-develop-psoriatic-arthritis-longitudinal-data-from-the-nord-tr%C3%A3-ndelag-health-study-hunt
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Agnete Malm Gulati, Øyvind Salvesen, Ruth Stoklund Thomsen, Arthur Kavanaugh, Anne Grete Semb, Silvia Rollefstad, Glenn Haugeberg, Mari Hoff
Objectives: The aim of this population-based study was to compare changes in cardiovascular (CV) risk factors over a decade-long period in patients who developed psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and the background population. Methods: Patients diagnosed with PsA (n=151) between 1998 and 2008 and matched controls (n=755) who participated in both the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) 2 (1995-1997) and HUNT3 (2006-2008) were included. Mixed linear and logistic models were used to analyse the difference in mean change between HUNT2 and HUNT3 in patients and controls for body mass index (BMI), total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c) and blood pressure (BP)...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556419/inflammatory-and-structural-changes-in-vertebral-bodies-and-posterior-elements-of-the-spine-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-construct-validity-responsiveness-and-discriminatory-ability-of-the-anatomy-based-canden-scoring-system-in-a-randomised-placebo-controlled
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Simon Krabbe, Inge J Sørensen, Bente Jensen, Jakob M Møller, Lone Balding, Ole R Madsen, Robert G W Lambert, Walter P Maksymowych, Susanne J Pedersen, Mikkel Østergaard
Background: The Canada-Denmark (CANDEN) definitions of spinal MRI lesions allow a detailed anatomy-based evaluation of inflammatory and structural lesions in vertebral bodies and posterior elements of the spine in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). The objective was to examine the reliability, responsiveness and discrimination of scores for spinal inflammation, fat, bone erosion and new bone formation based on the CANDEN system and to describe patterns of inflammatory and structural lesions and their temporal development...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556418/identification-of-sarilumab-pharmacodynamic-and-predictive-markers-in-patients-with-inadequate-response-to-tnf-inhibition-a-biomarker-substudy-of-the-phase-3-target-study
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Cem Gabay, Jérôme Msihid, Moshe Zilberstein, Caroline Paccard, Yong Lin, Neil M H Graham, Anita Boyapati
Introduction: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) orchestrates formation of an inflammatory pannus, leading to joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Sarilumab is a human monoclonal antibody blocking the IL-6Rα. In TARGET (NCT01709578), a phase 3 study in adults with moderate-to-severe RA and inadequate response or intolerance to tumour necrosis factor inhibitors, subcutaneous sarilumab 200 mg or 150 mg every 2 weeks (q2w) plus conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARDs) significantly reduced disease activity versus placebo plus csDMARDs...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556417/identification-of-monosodium-urate-crystal-deposits-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-hyperuricemia-using-dual-energy-ct
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Penny Wang, Stacy E Smith, Rajesh Garg, Fengxin Lu, Alyssa Wohlfahrt, Anarosa Campos, Kathleen Vanni, Zhi Yu, Daniel H Solomon, Seoyoung C Kim
Objectives: Dual-energy CT (DECT) scan is a sensitive and specific tool used to visualise and quantify monosodium urate (MSU) crystal deposits in the joints. Few studies have examined MSU crystal deposits in patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia (ie, hyperuricemia in the absence of gout) using DECT. Methods: We conducted a prospective, non-interventional cross-sectional study to detect MSU crystal deposits on DECT scans among patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia...
2018: RMD Open
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