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Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684239/association-of-vascular-function-and-estimated-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Herwig Pieringer, Erich Pohanka, Rudolf Puchner, Tobias Brummaier
OBJECTIVES: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients should receive cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment. For this purpose CV risk calculators are available. In addition, parameters of vascular function can be measured and used for risk prediction. Aim of the present study was to assess the association of these two concepts. METHODS: 287 RA patients (58.4±12.6 years) and 232 controls (49.9±13.4 years) were included in this cross-sectional study. We calculated 10 year CV risk with SCORE and QRISK2...
July 3, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663038/measuring-fatigue-with-multiple-instruments-in-a-brazilian-cohort-of-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Leonardo Rios Diniz, Sandor Balsamo, Talita Yokoy de Souza, Luciana Feitosa Muniz, Wagner Rodrigues Martins, Licia Maria Henrique da Mota
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of fatigue in a Brazilian population with early rheumatoid arthritis using multiple instruments, and the predictors of these instruments by differents independent variables. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with direct interview and medical records review. Fatigue, dependent variable, was assessed using eight instruments: Profile of Mood States (POMS), Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue scale (MAF), Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), Bristol Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue Multidimensional Questionnaire (BRAF-MDQ), Numerical Rating Scales (BRAF-NRS), Short-form Survey 36 (SF-36), Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy Fatigue Scale (FACIT-F) and Visual Analogic Scale for Fatigue (VASf)...
June 26, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641954/interventional-rheumatology-the-competence-of-brazilian-rheumatologists
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Aline Teixeira de Landa, Jamil Natour, Rita Nely Vilar Furtado
OBJECTIVES: Describe Brazilian rheumatologists's competence in interventional rheumatology; assess the association between this ability and demographic and training variables. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with 500 Brazilian rheumatologists. Participants were assessed by self-administered questionnaire consisting of demographics, training, practice in office and knowledge in interventional rheumatology data. RESULTS: 463 participants had their data analyzed...
June 19, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619680/quality-of-life-and-functional-capacity-of-patients-with-adhesive-capsulitis-identifying-risk-factors-associated-to-better-outcomes-after-treatment-with-nerve-blocking
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Marcos Rassi Fernandes, Maria Alves Barbosa, Ruth Minamisawa Faria
INTRODUCTION: The objectives of this study were to assess the quality of life and functional capacity of adhesive capsulitis patients at the beginning and end of procedure and to identify risk factors associated to better outcomes after treatment with nerve blocking. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed. Inclusion criteria were clinical signs of adhesive capsulitis and disease changes on shoulder imaging exams. The short form of World Health Organization Quality of life and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaires were administered at the beginning and end of treatment...
June 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579253/molecular-evidence-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-sensu-lato-in-patients-in-brazilian-central-western-region
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Fernando Aguilar Lopes, Jania de Rezende, Danielly Beraldo Dos Santos Silva, Fernanda de Cássia Gonçalves Alves, Carina Elisei de Oliveira, Izaías Pereira da Costa
We aimed to detect DNA of Borrelia burgdorferi in whole blood and serum samples of patients with clinical symptoms and epidemiology compatible with Brazilian Lyme-like disease. Four patients with positive epidemiological histories were recruited for the study. Blood samples were collected, screened by serologic testing by ELISA and Western blotting and molecular identification of B. burgdorferi by amplifying a fragment of the conserved gene that synthesizes the hook flagellar flgE. The results showed positive serology and for the first time, the presence of B...
June 2, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461080/chronic-low-back-pain-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-prevalence-and-predictors-of-back-muscle-strength-and-its-correlation-with-disability
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Raíssa Sudré Cezarino, Jefferson Rosa Cardoso, Kedma Neves Rodrigues, Yasmin Santana Magalhães, Talita Yokoy de Souza, Lícia Maria Henrique da Mota, Ana Clara Bonini-Rocha, Joseph McVeigh, Wagner Rodrigues Martins
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Chronic Low Back Pain and predictors of Back Muscle Strength in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. METHODS: Cross-sectional study. Ninety-six ambulatory patients with lupus were selected by non-probability sampling and interviewed and tested during medical consultation. The outcomes measurements were: Point prevalence of chronic low back pain, Oswestry Disability Index, Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia, Fatigue Severity Scale and maximal voluntary isometric contractions of handgrip and of the back muscles...
April 28, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535901/use-of-the-lower-extremity-functional-scale-lefs-brazil-questionnaire-compared-to-lequesne-algofunctional-index-for-definition-of-knee-and-hip-osteoarthritis-severity
#7
João Paulo M Santos, Rubens A da Silva, Marcos Tadeu P Fernandes, Regina Célia Poli-Frederico, Denis C Santos, Rodrigo A C Andraus, Thais Maria F Fernandes, Karen B P Fernandes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535900/possible-links-between-osteoporosis-and-periodontal-disease
#8
Daniela Cia Penoni, Anna Thereza Thomé Leão, Tatiana Melo Fernandes, Sandra Regina Torres
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535899/clinical-course-of-behcet-s-disease-in-a-patient-with-delayed-diagnosis-and-radiological-follow-up-of-the-thrombi-with-computed-tomography-angiography-a-five-year-follow-up-under-immunosuppressive-treatment
#9
Muhammet Cinar, Sedat Yilmaz, Sinan Akay, Ugur Bozlar, Ayhan Dinc
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535898/treatment-of-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-a-literature-based-algorithm-for-use-in-the-public-health-care-system
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Ellen Luz Pereira Caires, Mailze Campos Bezerra, Ana Flávia Torquato de Araújo Junqueira, Sheila Márcia de Araújo Fontenele, Silvana Cristina de Albuquerque Andrade, Catarina Brasil d'Alva
Bisphosphonates are considered first-line agents in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis based on extensive experience of use, safety, and proven efficacy in reducing vertebral, non-vertebral and femur fractures. However, post-marketing reports based on the treatment of millions of patients/year over lengthy periods of time have revealed the occurrence of initially unexpected adverse effects, such as osteonecrosis of the jaw and atypical femoral fracture, leading to the restriction of treatment duration with bisphosphonates by global regulatory agencies...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535897/treatment-of-latent-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-juvenile-rheumatic-diseases-a-systematic-review
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José Cleosmaque Leite Júnior, Regina Terse Trindade Ramos, Teresa Cristina Martins Vicente Robazzi
INTRODUCTION: Children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases receiving TNF blockers are at risk for the activation of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Although LTBI treatment is indicated in this group, there are different therapeutic regimens in the literature, without a definite consensus. OBJECTIVES: To review in the literature therapeutic schemes used and indicated for the treatment of LTBI in these patients. METHODS: Systematic review of the literature, using health databases, selecting studies that addressed the treatment of LTBI in patients with juvenile rheumatic diseases using TNF blockers, from 1990 to 2015...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535896/influence-of-periodontal-treatment-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Débora Cerqueira Calderaro, Jôice Dias Corrêa, Gilda Aparecida Ferreira, Izabela Guimarães Barbosa, Carolina Castro Martins, Tarcília Aparecida Silva, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of periodontal treatment on rheumatoid arthritis activity. METHODS: MEDLINE/PUBMED, The Cochrane Library, Clinical Trials, SciELO and LILACS were searched for studies published until December 2014. Included articles were: prospective studies; including patients older than 18 years, diagnosed with periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis submitted to non-surgical periodontal treatment; with a control group receiving no periodontal treatment; with outcomes including at least one marker of rheumatoid arthritis activity...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535895/inadequate-pain-relief-among-patients-with-primary-knee-osteoarthritis
#13
Pedro A Laires, Jorge Laíns, Luís C Miranda, Rui Cernadas, Srini Rajagopalan, Stephanie D Taylor, José C Silva
BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread treatments for osteoarthritis (OA), data on treatment patterns, adequacy of pain relief, and quality of life are limited. The prospective multinational Survey of Osteoarthritis Real World Therapies (SORT) was designed to investigate these aspects. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the characteristics and the patient reported outcomes of the Portuguese dataset of SORT at the start of observation. METHODS: Patients ≥50 years with primary knee OA who were receiving oral or topical analgesics were eligible...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535894/association-between-demyelinating-disease-and-autoimmune-rheumatic-disease-in-a-pediatric-population
#14
Ana Luiza M Amorim, Nadia C Cabral, Fabiane M Osaku, Claudio A Len, Enedina M L Oliveira, Maria Teresa Terreri
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica (NMO) are demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system. Autoimmunity in patients with demyelinating disease and in their families has been broadly investigated and discussed. Recent studies show a higher incidence of rheumatic autoimmune diseases among adult patients with MS or NMO and their families, but there are no studies in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate an association of MS and NMO with autoimmune rheumatic diseases in pediatric patients...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535893/falls-and-their-association-with-physical-tests-functional-capacity-clinical-and-demographic-factors-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
Mariana de Almeida Lourenço, Izabela Roma, Marcos Renato de Assis
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the occurrence of falls reported by rheumatoid arthritis patients and its relation to disease activity, functional capacity and physical fitness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study constituted by a sample of 97 rheumatoid arthritis patients from the city of Marília (SP) from 2012 to 2013, were assessed for disease activity. Instruments validated for Brazilian population in order to evaluate physical and functional capacity were used...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535892/are-the-women-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-satisfied-with-their-sexual-activity
#16
Hatice Isik, Metin Isik, Oner Aynioglu, Deniz Karcaaltincaba, Ahmet Sahbaz, Tugba Beyazcicek, Mehmet Ibrahim Harma, Nejat Demircan
OBJECTIVE: Females with Sjögren's Syndrome (SS) often experience vaginal dryness and dyspareunia, along with glandular and extraglandular symptoms. We aimed to evaluate sexual function and life quality in women with SS. METHODS: Forty-six premenopausal women with SS and 47 age-matched controls were studied. Age, duration of the disease, medications, and comorbid diseases were noted. Participants completed 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI)...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535891/impact-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-public-health-system-in-santa-catarina-brazil-a-descriptive-and-temporal-trend-analysis-from-1996-to-2009
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Rafael Kmiliauskis Santos Gomes, Fabio Antero Pires, Moacyr Roberto Cuce Nobre, Mauricio Felippi de Sá Marchi, Jennifer Cristina Kozechen Rickli
INTRODUCTION: There are few studies that carried out a descriptive and trend analysis based on available data from the Unified Health System (SUS) between pre- and post-free dispensing of pharmacological treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from the perspective of the public health system, in terms of the direct cost of the disease among adults and elderly residents of the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. This study aims to characterize the direct cost of medical and surgical procedures before and after the dispensing of drugs in this state...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535890/impacts-of-social-support-on-symptoms-in-brazilian-women-with-fibromyalgia
#18
Rodrigo Pegado de Abreu Freitas, Sandra Cristina de Andrade, Maria Helena Constantino Spyrides, Maria Thereza Albuquerque Barbosa Cabral Micussi, Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de Sousa
We aimed to assess the impact of social support on symptoms in Brazilian women with FM. An observational, descriptive study enrolling 66 women who met the 1990 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria. Social support was measured by the Social Support Survey (MOS-SSS), functionality was evaluated using the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), depression was assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), anxiety was measured using the Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAS), affectivity was measured by Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), and algometry was carried out to record pressure pain threshold (PPth) and tolerance (PPTo) at 18 points recommended by the ACR...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535889/unbalanced-expression-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-in-peripheral-blood-ccr6-cd4-and-cd4-cd25-t-cells-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Lin Cheng, Long Qian, Yue Tan, Guo-Sheng Wang, Xiao-Mei Li, Xiang-Pei Li, Chao-Yin Luo
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to analyze the role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor in peripheral blood CCR6(+)CD4(+) and CD4(+)CD25(+)T cells of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: Flow cytometry was applied to determine the proportion of AhR positive cells in CCR6(+)CD4(+)T, CD4(+)CD25(+)T and peripheral blood peripheral mononuclear cells from each subject. AhR mRNA and CYP1A1 mRNA relative expression levels were tested by real-time PCR. RESULTS: The percentage of AhR positive cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells was higher in RA group than that in healthy cases [(35...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535888/independence-of-carbohydrate-deficient-isoforms-of-transferrin-and-cyclic-citrullinated-peptides-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Monika Gudowska, Ewa Gindzienska-Sieskiewicz, Ewa Gruszewska, Bogdan Cylwik, Stanislaw Sierakowski, Maciej Szmitkowski, Lech Chrostek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between the two types of posttranslational modifications of proteins in RA: glycosylation on the example of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin and citrullination by means of autoantibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptides. METHODS: The study was carried out in 50 RA patients. CDT was measured using N Latex CDT immunonephelometric test, the results were presented in absolute and relative units. Anti-CCP were measured using the chemiluminescent method and rheumatoid factor by immunoturbidimetric method...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
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