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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913876/atherosclerosis-assessment-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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C Bes, S Gürel, G Buğdaycı, O Dikbaş, M Soy
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with increased morbidity and mortality due to atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is an enzyme of phospholipase A2; it plays an important role in inflammation and atherosclerosis. Herein we aimed to investigate whether Lp-PLA2 activity is associated with atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and compare the Lp-PLA2 activity with carotid intima media thickness (CIMT)...
December 2, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908535/mortality-profile-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-france-and-its-change-in-10-years
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Jérôme Avouac, Fazia Amrouche, Christophe Meune, Grégoire Rey, André Kahan, Yannick Allanore
OBJECTIVE: To study the mortality profile of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in France. METHODS: Data were collected between 2000 and 2011 from the French Epidemiological Center for the Medical Causes of Death database; all death certificates from adults that either mentioned RA as an underlying cause of death (UCD) or as an associated cause of death (ACD) were evaluated using multiple-cause-of-death analysis. The different causes of death and their frequency were reported, together with the ratio of observed/expected number of death (O/E ratio) to measure the strength of association between RA listed as an ACD and the corresponding UCD...
October 29, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895040/the-role-of-non-invasive-cardiovascular-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-where-we-are-and-where-we-need-to-be
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REVIEW
Graham J Fent, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein, Maya H Buch
This review assesses the risk assessment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and how non-invasive imaging modalities may improve risk stratification in future. RA is common and patients are at greater risk of CVD than the general population. Cardiovascular (CV) risk stratification is recommended in European guidelines for patients at high and very high CV risk in order to commence preventative therapy. Ideally, such an assessment should be carried out immediately after diagnosis and as part of ongoing long-term patient care in order to improve patient outcomes...
November 28, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891294/prevalence-and-clinical-impact-of-cachexia-in-chronic-illness-in-europe-usa-and-japan-facts-and-numbers-update-2016
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EDITORIAL
Stephan von Haehling, Markus S Anker, Stefan D Anker
Cachexia is a serious clinical consequence of almost all chronic diseases when reaching advanced stages. Its prevalence ranges from 5-15% in end-stage chronic heart failure to 50-80% in advanced malignant cancer. Cachexia is also frequently occurring in patients with chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or neurological diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis. Mortality rates of patients with cachexia range from 15-25% per year in severe COPD through 20-40% per year in patients with chronic heart failure or chronic kidney disease to 20-80% in cancer cachexia...
December 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889826/cardiovascular-risk-profiles-in-a-hospital-based-population-of-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Christoffer B Nissen, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Jette Primdahl
The objective of the study was to investigate the frequency of traditional risk factors for the cardiovascular (CV) disease, to calculate the Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) for CV-related mortality in Danish patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and to compare with results from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from the same settlement. All PsA and AS patients aged 18-85 years from one outpatient clinic were invited. A rheumatology nurse conducted 30-min screening consultation, preceded by a lipid and glucose profile...
November 26, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886692/cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Rachel H Mackey, Lewis H Kuller, Larry W Moreland
Evidence suggests the greater than 1.5 increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is related to an accelerated burden of subclinical atherosclerosis that develops before the diagnosis of RA. Dyslipidemia in RA is better quantified by lipoproteins and apolipoproteins than cholesterol levels. Current risk factors likely underestimate CVD risk partly by underestimating prior risk factor levels. To reduce CVD risk in RA, control disease activity and aggressively treat CVD risk factors...
February 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856654/adverse-events-of-glucocorticoids-during-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-lessons-from-cohort-and-registry-studies
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REVIEW
Johannes W J Bijlsma, Frank Buttgereit
Glucocorticoids have now been used for >65 years in the treatment of RA. There is good evidence for their disease-modifying effect, especially in early RA. When used in a dosage of 7.5-10 mg/day, most adverse effects can be handled quite well, although monitoring for and awareness of infections are important. Adverse events may have been overreported, due to bias by indication, but pose an important drawback in the use of these very effective anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory drugs. Daily dosages >7...
December 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846746/minimum-10-year-results-of-cementless-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Akihisa Haraguchi, Yasuharu Nakashima, Hisaaki Miyahara, Yukio Esaki, Ken Okazaki, Jun-Ichi Fukushi, Go Hirata, Satoshi Ikemura, Satoshi Kamura, Koji Sakuraba, Kenjiro Fujimura, Yukio Akasaki, Hisakata Yamada
OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively evaluate the long-term results of cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and postoperative patient mortality after THA. METHODS: This study included 191 hips in 149 RA patients who underwent cementless THA between 1998 and 2005. Mean age at surgery was 54.2 years, and mean follow-up was 12.6 years. Implant and patient survivorships were determined using the Kaplan-Meier method, and the associated influencing factors were determined...
November 16, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814748/glucocorticoids-and-endothelial-function-in-inflammatory-diseases-focus-on-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Frank Verhoeven, Clément Prati, Katy Maguin-Gaté, Daniel Wendling, Céline Demougeot
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common systemic autoimmune disease characterized by articular and extra-articular manifestations involving cardiovascular (CV) diseases. RA increases the CV mortality by up to 50 % compared with the global population and CV disease is the leading cause of death in patients with RA. There is growing evidence that RA favors accelerated atherogenesis secondary to endothelial dysfunction (ED) that occurs early in the course of the disease. ED is a functional and reversible alteration of endothelial cells, leading to a shift of the actions of the endothelium towards reduced vasodilation, proinflammatory state, proliferative and prothrombotic properties...
November 5, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796844/the-complex-role-of-the-lung-in-the-pathogenesis-and-clinical-outcomes-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Lindsay B Kelmenson, M Kristen Demoruelle, Kevin D Deane
While the primary manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is articular disease, extra-articular disease may also occur. In particular, pulmonary disease is a frequent extra-articular manifestation of seropositive RA and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in this population. This review will highlight studies published in the last several years and will, in particular, discuss the relationship of antibodies to citrullinated protein/peptide antigens (ACPA) and lung disease in patients with RA. We will also review the data regarding the potential role of the lung and generation of RA-related autoantibodies in a period of disease development termed "preclinical RA...
November 2016: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793137/time-trends-and-risk-factors-for-perioperative-complications-in-total-ankle-arthroplasty-retrospective-analysis-using-a-national-database-in-japan
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Takumi Matsumoto, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Naohiro Izawa, Tetsuro Yasui, Yuho Kadono, Sakae Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) has become increasingly popular worldwide as an alternative to ankle arthrodesis for surgical treatment of end-stage ankle arthritis. The aim of this epidemiological study, using a national inpatient database in Japan, was to describe the volume, utilization, patient characteristics, and temporal trends regarding these procedures in Japan, and to identify the risk factors associated with perioperative adverse events in TAA. METHODS: This was a population-based, retrospective cohort study...
October 28, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792120/factors-that-predict-risk-of-cervical-instability-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Myung-Hoon Han, Je Il Ryu, Choong Hyun Kim, Jae Min Kim, Jin Hwan Cheong, Koang Hum Bak, Hyoung Joon Chun, Hyeong-Joong Yi, Jae Bum Jun, Jae Woo Chung
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective data analysis. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors affecting the atlantodental interval (ADI), the Ranawat value, and subaxial translation after rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis. In addition, factors predictive for Cervical spine instability (CSI) development after RA diagnosis were examined. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Development of CSI affects the prognosis and mortality of RA patients. Previous studies described that obesity is associated with reduced radiographic joint damage in RA patients...
October 25, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787574/outcome-of-knee-revisions-for-osteoarthritis-and-inflammatory-arthritis-with-postero-stabilized-arthroplasties-a-mean-ten-year-follow-up-with-90-knee-revisions
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Philippe Hernigou, Arnaud Dubory, Damien Potage, François Roubineau, Charles Henri Flouzat-Lachaniette
PURPOSE: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) may require revision total knee replacement. Few studies have compared post-operative complications, results and risk of re-revision in RA and OA patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-five RA patients who had undergone revision TKA from 1998 to 2010 were selected and matched with 45 OA patients who had revision during the same period. Results of the use of a revision postero-stabilized implant in osteoarthritis were compared to results of its use in inflammatory arthritis...
October 27, 2016: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783235/welfare-costs-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-their-partners-compared-with-matched-controls-a-register-based-study
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Katrine Løppenthin, Bente Appel Esbensen, Mikkel Østergaard, Rikke Ibsen, Jakob Kjellberg, Poul Jennum
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease with significant morbidity, mortality, and costs for the individual patient and for society. The purpose of this study was to examine welfare costs in patients with RA including their partners before and after initial diagnosis. Data were collected from population-based registers in the period from 1998 to 2009. A total of 25,547 Danish patients with a diagnosis of RA and 15,660 of their partners were identified and compared with 101,755 randomly selected age- and gender-matched controls and 62,681 control partners...
October 25, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782866/increased-mortality-of-incident-rheumatoid-arthritis-ra-versus-matched-non-ra-control-subjects-a-community-based-long-term-prospective-cohort-study
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Alfonse T Masi, Azeem A Rehman, Laura C Jorgenson, Jean C Aldag
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to critically investigate all-cause and major-cause mortality of incident rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cases versus matched non-RA comparison (CN) subjects in a long-term prospective cohort. METHODS: Baseline 1974 cohort entry demographic and serum biomarker data on 54 incident RA patients and 216 matched CN subjects were related to their mortality from 1995 through 2015. Mortality of RA patients was also analysed by 3 categories of course responses to therapy assigned by the sole community rheumatologist in 1995 (19 good, 23 fair, and 12 limited)...
October 26, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761055/life-stress-and-health-a-review-of-conceptual-issues-and-recent-findings
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George M Slavich
Life stress is a central construct in many models of human health and disease. The present article reviews research on stress and health, with a focus on (a) how life stress has been conceptualized and measured over time, (b) recent evidence linking stress and disease, and (c) mechanisms that might underlie these effects. Emerging from this body of work is evidence that stress is involved in the development, maintenance, or exacerbation of several mental and physical health conditions, including asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, anxiety disorders, depression, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS, stroke, and certain types of cancer...
October 2016: Teaching of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758986/the-value-of-biomarkers-as-predictors-of-outcome-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-usual-interstitial-pneumonia
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Young Seok Lee, Ho Cheol Kim, Bo Young Lee, Chang Keun Lee, Mi-Young Kim, Se Jin Jang, Hye Sun Lee, Jieun Moon, Thomas V Colby, Dong Soon Kim
BACKGROUND: Because of the highly variable clinical course of rheumatoid arthritis-associated usual interstitial pneumonia (RA-UIP), the prediction of patient prognosis is important. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of blood biomarkers as prognostic predictors in the patients with RA-UIP. METHODS: The blood levels of biomarkers (Krebs von den Lungen-6 [KL-6], surfactant protein-A [SP-A], matrix metalloproteinase-7 [MMP-7], interleukin-6 [IL-6], and interleukin-32 [IL-32]) were retrospectively compared with the clinical courses of 62 patients with RA-UIP...
October 7, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749239/treatment-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-mortality-risk-in-clinical-practice-the-role-of-biologic-agents
#18
Luis Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Leticia Leon, Jose Ivorra-Cortes, Alejandro Gómez, Jose Ramon Lamas, Esperanza Pato, Juan Angel Jover, Lydia Abásolo
OBJECTIVES: To assess the mortality rate (MR) and the mortality risk of a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) inception cohort, with and without biologic agents (BAs). Other factors associated to mortality were also investigated. METHODS: Retrospective longitudinal study of RA patients, attending the rheumatology outpatient clinic of a tertiary Hospital (Madrid), collected over 5 years (2000-2004), and followed from the diagnosis of RA up to the patients' death, lost to follow-up or September 2013...
October 7, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747537/biologics-prescribing-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-older-patients-a-single-center-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
#19
Klara Morsley, Thomas Kilner, Alan Steuer
INTRODUCTION: Appropriate medical treatment can reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Studies have shown that older patients with RA may be treated less aggressively than their younger counterparts, despite evidence suggesting that biologic treatments may be safe and efficacious in older age groups. The aim of this study was to assess whether patient age was associated with biologic treatment for RA in a single center in the United Kingdom. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of clinic records for all patients with RA reviewed over 1 year in our center...
December 2015: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725536/effects-of-biologic-agents-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-amyloidosis-treated-with-hemodialysis
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Takeshi Kuroda, Naohito Tanabe, Yukiko Nozawa, Hiroe Sato, Takeshi Nakatsue, Daisuke Kobayashi, Yoko Wada, Takako Saeki, Masaaki Nakano, Ichiei Narita
Objective Our objective was to examine the safety and effects of therapy with biologics on the prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with reactive amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis on hemodialysis (HD). Methods Twenty-eight patients with an established diagnosis of reactive AA amyloidosis participated in the study. The survival was calculated from the date of HD initiation until the time of death, or up to end of June 2015 for the patients who were still alive. HD initiation was according to the program of HD initiation for systemic amyloidosis patients associated with RA...
2016: Internal Medicine
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