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Mengtao Li, Xinping Tian, Wen Zhang, Xiaomei Leng, Xiaofeng Zeng
This review introduces the history of development, organizational structure, funding resources, data collection, and quality control of the Chinese Rheumatism Data Center (CRDC) and summarizes the collection of data. In 2009, Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH), together with several rheumatism centers, established the Chinese Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Treatment and Research Group (CSTAR) to collect data on Chinese patients for the study of SLE disease characteristics. In 2011, CSTAR was extended with the formation of the CRDC at PUMCH with direction from the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC...
August 2015: Clinical Rheumatology
Justin C Mason, Peter Libby
A variety of systemic inflammatory rheumatic diseases associate with an increased risk of atherosclerotic events and premature cardiovascular (CV) disease. Although this recognition has stimulated intense basic science and clinical research, the precise nature of the relationship between local and systemic inflammation, their interactions with traditional CV risk factors, and their role in accelerating atherogenesis remains unresolved. The individual rheumatic diseases have both shared and unique attributes that might impact CV events...
February 21, 2015: European Heart Journal
Sema Haliloglu, Ayse Carlioglu, Derya Akdeniz, Yasar Karaaslan, Ali Kosar
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome characterized by chronic widespread pain and the presence of specific tender points. The prevalence of FM has been estimated at 2-7 % of the general global population. The presence of FM in several rheumatic diseases with a structural pathology has been reported as 11-30 %. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of FM and to evaluate the possible relationship between FM existence and disease activity among rheumatic diseases. The study group included 835 patients--197 rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 67 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 119 ankylosing spondylitis (AS), 238 osteoarthritis (OA), 14 familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), 53 Behçet's disease (BD), 71 gout, 25 Sjögren's syndrome (SS), 20 vasculitis, 29 polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), and two polymyositis (PM)--with or without FM...
September 2014: Rheumatology International
Hüseyin Toprak, Erkan Kılıç, Aslı Serter, Ercan Kocakoç, Salih Özgöçmen
Developments in digital ultrasonography (US) technology and the use of high-frequency broadband transducers have increased the quality of US imaging, particularly of superficial tissues. Thus, US, particularly color US or power Doppler US, in which high-resolution transducers are used, has become an important imaging modality in the assessment of rheumatic diseases. Furthermore, therapeutic interventions and biopsies can be performed under US guidance during the assessment of lesions. In this era of effective treatments, such as biologics, improvements in synovial inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis as well as changes in enthesitis in spondyloarthropathies, including ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, can be monitored effectively using gray-scale and/or power Doppler US...
January 2014: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
Pavel Horak, Andrea Smrzova, Karel Krejci, Tomas Tichy, Josef Zadrazil, Martina Skacelova
BACKGROUND: Renal manifestations of rheumatic diaseases are sometimes very discrete and mild. At others, they can present the leading symptomatology of a given disease. Systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic scleroderma, renal vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, mixed connective tissue disease, Sjögren's syndrome and gout can all manifest in or be accompanied by renal impairment. METHODS AND RESULTS: The authors reviewed the literature on renal manifestation of rheumatic diseases using the key words, lupus erythematosus, systemic autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and gout...
June 2013: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, Elias Zinzaras, Ioannis Alexiou, Aphrodite A Papathanasiou, Evangelos Davas, Athanasios Koutroumpas, Georgia Barouta, Lazaros I Sakkas
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic diseases are a major health and financial burden for societies. The prevalence of rheumatic diseases may change over time, and therefore, we sought to estimate the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in an adult population of central Greece. METHODS: In this prospective cross-sectional population survey, a random sample of adult population was drawn from poll catalogues of a region in central Greece. A postal questionnaire was sent to 3,528 people for the presence of any rheumatic disease...
2010: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Matthias F Seidel, Marjeta Herguijuela, Randolf Forkert, Uwe Otten
OBJECTIVES: The nervous system modulates the immune response in many autoimmune syndromes by neurogenic inflammation. One of the pivotal mediators is nerve growth factor (NGF), which is known for its effects on neuronal survival and growth. There is considerable evidence that NGF acts as an important mediator of many immune responses. This article reviews the role of NGF in rheumatic diseases and strategies for potential therapeutic interventions. METHODS: We conducted a database search using Medline and Medpilot...
October 2010: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Kent Ta, Gregory C Gardner
OBJECTIVE: We reviewed rheumatology consults over the last 10 years at a major academic medical center and used these data to revise our fellowship curriculum. METHODS: The medical records of all patient consults from 1994 to 2003 at a university hospital were reviewed with regard to reason for consult, demographic data, and final rheumatologic diagnosis. For comparison we reviewed one year of data from our veterans hospital rheumatology consult service during this same period...
March 2007: Journal of Rheumatology
Lara Maxwell, Nancy Santesso, Peter S Tugwell, George A Wells, Maria Judd, Rachelle Buchbinder
The Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group (CMSG), one of 50 groups of the not-for-profit international Cochrane Collaboration, prepares, maintains, and disseminates systematic reviews of treatments for musculoskeletal diseases. To enhance the quality and usability of systematic reviews, the CMSG has developed tailored methodological guidelines for authors of CMSG systematic reviews. Recommendations specific to musculoskeletal disorders are provided for various aspects of undertaking a systematic review, including literature searching, inclusion criteria, quality assessment, grading of evidence, data collection, and data analysis...
November 2006: Journal of Rheumatology
Ivan Dobrić
The Intruduction includes those eflorescences that might be useful for diagnostics in rheumatology. Further in the text we have described four groups of rheumatic disorders. The first group: rheumatic diseases (lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, systemic scleroderma, the mixed connective tissue disease, allergic vasculitis, polyarteritis) which are the most common from the dermatological point of view. The second group: rheumatic diseases (Wegener's granulomatosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren, Reiter and Behçet syndrome and Kawasaki's disease) which are rarely of interest to our dermatologists...
2005: Reumatizam
A B Demina, S G Radenska-Lopovok, O M Folomeeva, Sh Erdes
AIM: To study causes of death of rheumatic patients in Moscow. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Autopsy protocols for 1999-2002 were analysed for two pathoanatomic departments of Moscow. RESULTS: Rheumatic diseases were detected in 165 cases (2.0% of overall number of autopsies in these departments). Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) was stated in 99 (60.0%) cases, rheumatic fever relapse (RFR) in 4 (2.4%), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 28 (17.0%), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in 8 (4...
2005: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
A B Demina, S G Radenska-Lopovok, O M Folomeeva, Sh Erdes
The study was held in order to analyze the main causes of death in cases of rheumatic diseases (RD) in Moscow. The authors studied the pathology records of autopsies performed in 1999-2002 in two pathology departments of Moscow clinics. Cases with RD were selected. The study found 165 cases of RD, which constituted 2% of all autopsies performed in these departments. There were 99 cases (60%) of rheumatic heart disease (RHD), 4 cases (2.4%) of rheumatic fever (RF) relapse, 28 cases (17%) of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 8 cases (4...
2005: Klinicheskaia Meditsina
S Carsons
This article reviews the associations of cancer with rheumatic diseases. Recent epidemiologic data linking the autoimmune connective tissue diseases with malignancy will be emphasized. Reports linking the occurrence of malignancy with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, scleroderma, and vasculitis are described. The effect of immunomodulating drugs in the development of malignancy is discussed. Mechanisms potentially responsible for malignant transformation in the lymphoproliferation of Sjogren's syndrome are described...
June 1997: Seminars in Oncology
A Weinberger, A Kesler, J Pinkhas
In many rheumatic diseases fever may occur. This review presents data about the frequency of fever in rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, crystal induced arthritis, various vasculitides and sarcoidosis. The mechanism by which body temperature rises in these situations is discussed.
September 1985: Clinical Rheumatology
S D Solomon
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November 1978: Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey
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