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[This corrects the article on p. 40 in vol. 4, PMID: 28293452.].
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308290/cutaneous-calcinosis-in-a-patient-with-limited-scleroderma-crest-syndrome
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Nurşen Düzgün
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December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308289/top-100-cited-articles-in-the-field-of-rheumatology
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Yu Heng Kwan, Chi Jun Chua, Jing Xun Lester Kian, Warren Fong
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December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308288/microscopic-polyangiitis-with-dermatomyositis
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Erin M Bauer, Ernest Brahn
Dermatomyositis is a rare autoimmune disease with a heterogeneous presentation that often has multiple extramuscular manifestations, although it does not typically involve the renal function. A 62-year-old female presented with proximal muscle weakness and rashes, which are classic symptoms of dermatomyositis without creatine kinase (CK) elevation. Initial serologic evaluation revealed a positive p-ANCA, although she did not develop renal failure for several months, at which point renal biopsy findings were consistent with microscopic polyangiitis...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308287/rapid-loss-of-efficacy-of-biosimilar-infliximab-in-three-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-after-switching-from-infliximab-originator
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Fabrizio Cantini, Laura Niccoli, Carlotta Nannini, Emanuele Cassarà, Olga Kaloudi
Three patients affected by Behçet's disease (BD) with severe uveitis and neurological involvement in stable clinical remission and who rapidly relapsed after switching from reference infliximab (re-IFX) to biosimilar infliximab (bio-IFX) are reported. In order to observe the rules of local health authorities, two males and one female (38, 26, and 40 years old, respectively) with BD complicated by severe uveitis and neuro-Behçet and who were in prolonged remission, were switched from re-IFX to bio-IFX, with the same dosing regimen of 5 mg/kg intravenous infusions every 8 weeks...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308286/familial-sarcoidosis-report-of-a-mother-and-her-son
#6
Ekin Akyıldız, Şenol Kobak
Sarcoidosis is a chronic, multisystemic inflammatory disease, characterized with noncaseating granulomas. The pathogenesis of the disease is not yet clear, however, the main hypothesis is impaired and inadequate immune response developing against different environmental triggers in genetically predisposed people. The role of genetic factors in the development of sarcoidosis is well known. Over many years, familial sarcoidosis cases have been reported in various studies. In this report, we present familial sarcoidosis cases in a mother and her son...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308285/catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-case-with-unusual-findings-revealed-in-autopsy-and-a-brief-literature-update
#7
Flavio Signorelli, Gustavo Guimarães Moreira Balbi, Roger A Levy
Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rare and life-threatening disease. It is characterized by multiple arterial and/or venous thrombotic events, including the microcirculation, occurring in a short period, and can affect any system. Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome can occur in individuals with known APS under treatment, or it can be its first manifestation; in most cases, there is a triggering factor that can be identified. In this case report, we report a case of CAPS with multiple thromboses at unusual sites, including the lungs, coronary arteries, stomach, thyroid, gastrocnemius muscles, lymph nodes, and bladder, in a patient with previous diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308284/an-unusual-flare-of-anti-synthetase-syndrome-during-concurrent-trastuzumab-therapy-given-for-recurrent-breast-cancer
#8
Timothy D Reynolds, Vivek Mohan, Matthew Roy, Nathan Manghat, Huzaifa Adamali, Harsha Gunawardena
We present the case of a patient with relapsing anti-synthetase syndrome (ASS) that may have been triggered by monoclonal antibody trastuzumab therapy given for breast cancer. A 52-year-old female with a history of anti-Jo1-associated ASS went into remission with glucocorticoids and mycophenolate mofetil. Her past history included invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast that was fully treated six years prior to the onset of ASS. She subsequently developed recurrent right-sided breast cancer that was treated with right mastectomy and six cycles of cyclophosphamide-docetaxel chemotherapy...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308283/targeting-il-17-in-psoriatic-arthritis
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REVIEW
Elizabeth A Wang, Erika Suzuki, Emanual Maverakis, Iannis E Adamopoulos
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic and progressive inflammatory arthritis intimately associated with psoriasis, and can be an impairing disease that leads to reduced quality of life and significant morbidity. Treatment often requires TNF antagonists, yet many patients with PsA are not responsive to the standard anti-TNF therapies. The interleukin-17 (IL-17)/IL-17 receptor (IL-17R) family has recently been implicated in the pathogenesis of PsA and psoriasis. Much enthusiasm has been generated for the development of biologics that target the IL-17 signaling pathway directly or indirectly, many of which have produced striking results in the setting of psoriasis and PsA...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308282/low-frequency-of-hla-b27-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-its-relationship-with-clinical-findings-in-patients-from-turkey
#10
Sevde Nur Fırat, Ayten Yazıcı, Barış Yılmazer, Fulya Coşan, Hakan Savlı, Ayşe Cefle
Objective: Human leukocyte antigen B27 (HLA-B27) is strongly associated with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, the association between clinical findings and HLA-B27 vary in terms of geographic area. This study aimed to determine the frequency of HLA-B27 positivity and its relationship with clinical findings. Material and Methods: All subjects fulfilling the modified New York diagnosis criteria for AS enrolled in study. The demographic data and histories of the patients were collected retrospectively from patient files...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308281/case-series-monoarticular-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jeffrey Sarazin, Elena Schiopu, Rajaie Namas
Objective: Monoarticular presentation of rheumatoid arthritis is infrequent and has been previously reported to involve large joints such as the hip and knee joints. Here we report a case series of four patients presenting to the University of Michigan in 2015 with monoarticular rheumatoid arthritis, one with small and three with large joint involvement. Material and Methods: In total, four patients with monoarticular rheumatoid arthritis were treated in the Division of Rheumatology, University of Michigan...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308280/ultrasonographic-clues-for-acuity-chronicity-of-rotator-cuff-tear
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Suheil Artul, George Habib
Objective: To look prospectively for ultrasonographic clues for acuity/chronicity of rotator cuff tear (RCT) among patients with shoulder pain. Material and Methods: Patients with shoulder pain who were referred for musculoskeletal ultrasonography and diagnosed with RCT were asked to participate in our study. After consent, demographic, clinical, laboratory, and ultrasonographic findings, including age, gender, history of trauma, type of tendon with tear, tendon tear size, tendon effusion, bursal effusion, calcification, tendon thickness, and duration of shoulder pain were documented...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308279/the-real-world-use-of-different-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-agents-in-a-northern-european-population-of-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Fahd Adeeb, Wan Lin Ng, Maria Usman Khan, Joseph Devlin, Austin G Stack, Alexander Duncan Fraser
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate prescription practices, treatment responses, and serious adverse events of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapies in Behçet's disease (BD). Material and Methods: Patients with BD satisfying the International Study Group for Behçet's Disease or the International Criteria for Behçet's Disease criteria were recruited from a regional rheumatology program. The choice of anti-TNF, treatment response, and adverse events were specified...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308278/abo-blood-groups-and-rheumatic-diseases
#14
Songül Çildağ, Yasemin Kara, Taşkın Şentürk
Objective: Various genetic and environmental risk factors have been shown to be associated with the incidence of rheumatic diseases. However, the pathogenesis of rheumatic diseases poorly understood. Several studies have shown associations of ABO blood groups with various diseases. Our study aimed to determine whether there is an association between the types of rheumatic diseases and ABO and Rh blood groups. Material and Methods: The study included the patients, followed up at the Immunology-Rheumatology clinic between January 2016 and December 2016 for diagnosis of rheumatic disease, who had an ABO Rh blood data...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308277/fibromyalgia-has-a-high-prevalence-and-impact-in-cardiac-failure-patients
#15
Anthea C Gist, Emma K Guymer, Andrew E Ajani, Geoffrey O Littlejohn
Objective: Chronic cardiac failure (CCF) shares several clinical features with fibromyalgia (FM), a syndrome of increased central sensitivity and musculoskeletal pain. FM frequently coexists with other chronic illness. Musculoskeletal pain is reported in patients with CCF; however, the prevalence and impact of FM in patients with CCF is not known. This research aims to assess the prevalence and effects of concurrent FM in patients with CCF and to identify other coexisting central sensitivity syndromes...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308276/beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-in-the-united-states-a-single-center-descriptive-and-comparative-study
#16
Nathan C Kilian, Amr H Sawalha
Objective: Behçet's disease is heterogeneous with clinical variability across ethnicities and geographic locations. The goal of this study was to analyze the clinical characteristics of our multi-ethnic Behçet's disease cohort at the University of Michigan. Material and Methods: A detailed patient characterization was performed. Differences in disease characteristics between men and women, and between patients fulfilling the International Criteria for Behçet's Disease (ICBD) and the International Study Group criteria (ISG) were determined in our cohort...
December 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164005/study-of-systemic-disease-igg4-usefulness-of-2-18f-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-for-staging-selection-of-biopsy-site-evaluation-of-treatment-response-and-follow-up
#17
Guillermo Martinez-Pimienta, Edel Noriega-Álvarez, Marc Simó-Perdigó
Immunoglobulin G4-related systemic disease (IgG4-RSD) is a recently emerging disorder characterized by swelling lesions with storiform fibrosis and lymphoplasmacytic infiltration enriched with IgG4-positive plasma cells. IgG4-RSD has been found in multiple organs/tissues. The diagnosis requires the integration of clinical, serological, imaging, histopathological, and immunohistological features. The 2-[18F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) enables the acquisition of whole-body images and provides functional information about disease activity...
September 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164004/primary-lipoma-arborescens-of-the-knee
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Taíssa Pinto de Souza, Juliana Brandão Pinto Carneiro, Monique Freire Dos Reis, Bruno Bellaguarda Batista, Felipe Augusto Silva Gama, Sandra Lúcia Euzébio Ribeiro
Lipoma arborescens is a rare and benign intra-articular lesion of unknown etiology; it is characterized by synovial villous proliferation and sub-synovial connective tissue replacement by mature fatty tissue. It is part of the differential diagnosis in patients with an articulation affected by a slow, progressive, and chronically inflamed affection. We report primary knee involvement in a patient without significant articulate antecedents. Lipoma arborescens was diagnosed after knee magnetic resonance imaging and was confirmed by an anatomopathological study of the surgical specimen...
September 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164003/the-endocannabinoid-system-in-pain-and-inflammation-its-relevance-to-rheumatic-disease
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REVIEW
Nicola Barrie, Nicholas Manolios
Pain is the most common manifestation of both acute and chronic inflammation that often challenges patients with rheumatic disease. Simply, we attribute this to local joint changes of pH in joints, the formation of radicals, enhanced joint pressure, or cytokine release acting on local nerves to produce pain. However, there is a more complex interplay of interactions between cytokines, mediators of inflammation, and ion channels that influence the final immune response and our perception of pain. Endocannabinoids, a group of less well-known endogenous bioactive lipids, have such manifold immunomodulatory effects able to influence both inflammation and pain...
September 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164002/biological-therapy-in-arthritis-patients-with-hepatitis-b-or-c-infection-a-multicenter-retrospective-case-series
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Sultana Abdulaziz, Hussein Halabi, Mohammed A Omair, Suzan Attar, Abdullah Alghamdi, Mohammed Shabrawishi, Abdulwahab Neyazi, Haneen Alnazzawi, Nuha Meraiani, Hani Almoallim
Objective: Reactivation of viral hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) has been reported in various case reports of patients with arthritis on biological therapy. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of arthritis patients with HBV or HCV treated with biological therapy. Material and Methods: This is a retrospective case series including all patients above 13 years of age with arthritis patients from four centers in Saudi Arabia with concurrent chronic viral hepatitis infection (HBV or HCV) who received biological agents in the rheumatology clinics during their course of their disease from duration of the disease onset until last outpatient visit up to November 2015...
September 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
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