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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710095/acute-coronary-syndrome-in-new-onset-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-population-based-nationwide-cohort-study-of-time-trends-in-risks-and-excess-risks
#1
Marie Holmqvist, Lotta Ljung, Johan Askling
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and other cardiovascular diseases are the main drivers of the increased morbidity and preterm mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ACS in RA has been linked to inflammation and RA severity. During recent years and with new therapeutic options and treat-to-target strategies, increasing efforts have been made to reach RA remission as soon as possible after diagnosis, and the average level of RA disease activity has declined. Whether this has resulted in declining excess risks for RA comorbidities remains unclear...
July 14, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702930/personalized-medicine-in-rheumatology-the-paradigm-of-serum-autoantibodies
#2
REVIEW
Silvia Sirotti, Elena Generali, Angela Ceribelli, Natasa Isailovic, Maria De Santis, Carlo Selmi
The sequencing of the human genome is now well recognized as the starting point of personalized medicine. Nonetheless, everyone is unique and can develop different phenotypes of the same disease, despite identical genotypes, as well illustrated by discordant monozygotic twins. To recognize these differences, one of the easiest and most familiar examples of biomarkers capable of identifying and predicting the outcome of patients is represented by serum autoantibodies. In this review, we will describe the concept of personalized medicine and discuss the predictive, prognostic and preventive role of antinuclear antibodies (ANA), anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPA), rare autoantibodies and anti-drug antibodies (ADA), to evaluate how these can help to identify different disease immune phenotypes and to choose the best option for treating and monitoring rheumatic patients in everyday practice...
December 2017: Auto- Immunity Highlights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698231/survival-benefit-of-statin-use-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-general-population-based-cohort-study
#3
Amar Oza, Na Lu, Sara R Schoenfeld, Mark C Fisher, Maureen Dubreuil, Sharan K Rai, Yuqing Zhang, Hyon K Choi
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have shown an increase in both cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). We examined the potential survival benefit of statin use in AS within a general population context. METHODS: We performed an incident user cohort study with time-stratified propensity score matching using a UK general population database between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2014. To account for potential confounders, we compared propensity score-matched cohorts of statin initiators and non-initiators using 1-year cohort accrual blocks...
July 11, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692940/betulinic-acid-and-fluvastatin-exhibits-synergistic-effect-on-toll-like-receptor-4-mediated-anti-atherogenic-mechanism-in-type-ii-collagen-induced-arthritis
#4
Limi Elizabeth Mathew, Vrinda Rajagopal, Helen A
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major problem during rheumatoid arthritis which leads to morbidity and mortality in arthritic patients. So the present study emphasizes combinatorial effect of Betulinic acid, a triterpenoid and fluvastatin, an HMG CoA reductase inhibitor on atherogenesis during arthritis. Arthritis was induced by bovine type II collagen dissolved in 0.01M acetic acid at a concentration of 4mg/mL and emulsified in equal volume of incomplete Freund's adjuvant. Betulinic acid (2mg/kg) and fluvastatin (5mg/kg) alone and in combination was administered orally from day 14 to 60...
July 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686532/management-of-hydrocephalus-associated-with-autoimmune-diseases-a-series-of-19-cases
#5
Baitao Ma, Hao Wu, Hexiang Yin, Jianbo Chang, Li Wang, Renzhi Wang, Wenbin Ma, Yongning Li, Jian Guan, Jinjing Liu, Junji Wei
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the diagnosis and treatment of hydrocephalus associated with autoimmune diseases and to explore the possible mechanism of hydrocephalus in these patients. METHODS: A retrospective case series study was conducted at Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China. Files were retrieved from the hospital archives by screening records from Jan 1990 to Jan 2016. Medical records were screened for data regarding (1) the number of patients diagnosed with hydrocephalus associated with autoimmune diseases, (2) the clinical manifestation of hydrocephalus associated with autoimmune disease, and (3) the outcomes of these patients treated with medication or ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS)...
July 7, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681250/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-mexican-mestizo-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
Dionicio A Galarza-Delgado, Jose R Azpiri-Lopez, Iris J Colunga-Pedraza, Jesus A Cárdenas-de la Garza, Raymundo Vera-Pineda, Martín Wah-Suárez, Rosa I Arvizu-Rivera, Adrian Martínez-Moreno, Ray E Ramos-Cázares, Francisco J Torres-Quintanilla, Aldo Valdovinos-Bañuelos, Jorge Antonio Esquivel-Valerio, Mario A Garza-Elizondo
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a high risk for comorbid conditions which increase mortality, hospital admissions, costs of care and inability. To evaluate the prevalence of comorbidities in Mexican mestizo patients with RA and determine the associated risk factors. Cross-sectional study in which RA patients admitted to our outpatient clinic were consecutively enrolled. We collected data regarding demographics, disease characteristics and comorbidities at the time of the patient's visit to the clinic...
July 5, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672020/anti-carbamylated-protein-autoantibodies-associated-with-mortality-in-spanish-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#7
Laura Vidal-Bralo, Eva Perez-Pampin, Cristina Regueiro, Ariana Montes, Rosana Varela, Maria Dolores Boveda, Juan J Gomez-Reino, Antonio Gonzalez
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased mortality rate that is associated with the presence of RA-specific autoantibodies in many studies. However, the relative role of rheumatoid factor (RF), anti-CCP antibodies and the most recently established RA-autoantibodies, directed against carbamylated proteins (anti-CarP antibodies), is unclear. Here, we have assessed the role of these three antibodies in 331 patients with established RA recruited from 2001 to 2009 and followed until November 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664292/uric-acid-is-independent-cardiovascular-risk-factor-as-manifested-by-increased-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#8
Suad Hannawi, Issa AlSalmi, Ingrid Moller, Esperanza Naredo
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and morbidity, due to the combined effects of traditional and non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors (CV). A serum uric acid (SUA) level has been suggested as one of the non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Cardiovascular risk can be assessed by looking at the subclinical atherosclerosis such as ultrasound (US)-measured carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT). This paper aimed to determine the role of SUA as a cardiovascular risk factor, along with the traditional cardiovascular risk factors and inflammation, among RA population...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664144/acute-toxicity-and-genotoxicity-of-fermented-traditional-medicine-oyaksungi-san
#9
Hwayong Park, Youn-Hwan Hwang, Jin Yeul Ma
BACKGROUND: The traditional medicine oyaksungi-san (OY) has been prescribed in East Asia for hundreds of years for the treatment of stroke, paralysis, and ataxia. OY also has therapeutic effects on arthralgia, myalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis, and recent studies have shown its protective effects against apoptosis of hippocampal cells and its anti-inflammatory effects on the peripheral blood cells of patient with cerebral infarction. Many studies have explored the use of traditional medicine and herb materials in the development of safe, novel, and effective pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects...
June 2017: Integrative medicine research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646516/tofacitinib-restores-the-inhibition-of-reverse-cholesterol-transport-induced-by-inflammation-understanding-the-lipid-paradox-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
S Pérez-Baos, J I Barrasa, P Gratal, A Larrañaga-Vera, I Prieto-Potin, G Herrero-Beaumont, R Largo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have increased cardiovascular mortality, paradoxically associated with reduced circulating lipid levels. The Janus kinase (Jak) inhibitor tofacitinib ameliorates systemic and joint inflammation in RA with a concomitant increase in serum lipids. We analyzed the effect of tofacitinib on the lipid profile of hyperlipidemic rabbits with chronic arthritis (CA) and on the regulation of reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) during chronic inflammation...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642760/interleukin-6-in-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-its-possible-importance-for-immunoregulation-and-as-a-therapeutic-target
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REVIEW
Tor Henrik Anderson Tvedt, Elisabeth Ersvaer, Anders Aune Tveita, Øystein Bruserud
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation is associated with a high risk of treatment-related mortality mainly caused by infections and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). GVHD is characterized by severe immune dysregulation and impaired regeneration of different tissues, i.e., epithelial barriers and the liver. The balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine influences the risk of GVHD. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a cytokine that previously has been associated with pro-inflammatory effects. However, more recent evidence from various autoimmune diseases (e...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638689/visceral-leishmaniasis-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-undergoing-treatment-with-methotrexate-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Kyriakos Trigkidis, Eleni Geladari, Evangelos Kokkinakis, Natalia Vallianou
There is growing concern regarding the emergence of visceral leishmaniasis (VL), a disseminated parasitic disease caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania, as an opportunistic infection in immunocompromised patients. This association has been principally studied in the context of human immunodeficiency virus infection, but VL has also been reported in patients undergoing treatment with immunosuppressive medication for various indications. Here a case of VL in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing treatment with methotrexate and corticosteroid is presented...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631066/rheumatoid-vasculitis-a-diminishing-yet-devastating-menace
#13
REVIEW
Shweta Kishore, Lisa Maher, Vikas Majithia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Rheumatoid vasculitis (RV) is an unusual complication of long-standing rheumatoid arthritis, which is characterized by the development of necrotizing or leukocytoclastic vasculitis involving small or medium-sized vessels. In this review, we aim to provide an update on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and management of this challenging extra-articular manifestation. RECENT FINDINGS: RV is heterogenous in its clinical presentation depending on the organ and size of blood vessels involved...
July 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611082/a-population-based-cohort-study-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-comorbidity-and-mortality
#14
Charlotte Hyldgaard, Ole Hilberg, Alma Becic Pedersen, Sinna Pilgaard Ulrichsen, Anders Løkke, Elisabeth Bendstrup, Torkell Ellingsen
OBJECTIVES: To compare mortality risks in patients with rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD) and patients with RA without ILD. DESIGN: Matched cohort study. SETTING: The study was conducted in Denmark, using nationwide, prospectively collected data. PARTICIPANTS: Among patients with RA diagnosed between 2004 and 2016, 679 patients with RA-ILD were matched for birth year, gender and age at RA diagnosis with 11 722 patients with RA but without ILD MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Mortality risks were assessed using Kaplan-Meier mortality curves, and hazard rate ratios (HRRs) for death were estimated using Cox proportional hazards regression models...
June 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601812/cardiovascular-and-type-2-diabetes-morbidity-and-all-cause-mortality-among-diverse-chronic-inflammatory-disorders
#15
Alex Dregan, Phil Chowienczyk, Mariam Molokhia
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to assess the relationship between inflammatory disorders with cardiometabolic diseases and mortality within a community-based population. METHODS: The UK Biobank data were used to conduct two investigations: a cross-sectional study to estimate cardiometabolic risk and a prospective cohort study to estimate mortality risk. Binary regression analyses were used to model the association between coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, venous thromboembolism and peripheral artery disease diagnoses with seven inflammatory disorders (eg, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), systemic vasculitis, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC))...
June 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601639/tofacitinib-ameliorates-atherosclerosis-and-reduces-foam-cell-formation-in-apoe-deficient-mice
#16
Zaicun Wang, Shumei Wang, Zunzhe Wang, Tiantian Yun, Chenchen Wang, Huating Wang
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory cardiovascular disease with high mortality worldwide. Tofacitinib (CP-690,550), an oral small-molecule Janus kinase inhibitor, has been shown to be effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune encephalomyelitis and ulcerative colitis. However, its protective effect against atherosclerosis remains poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of Tofacitinib on atherogenic diet (ATD)-induced atherosclerosis using apolipoprotein E deficient (apoE-/-) mice...
August 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598779/preclinical-biomarker-associations-with-both-incident-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-subsequent-mortality-sex-effects-in-a-41-year-community-based-case-control-cohort-study
#17
Alfonse T Masi, Azeem A Rehman, Laura C Jorgenson, Jean C Aldag
OBJECTIVES: To identify sex effects and preclinical serum biomarker associations with both incident rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its subsequent mortality, using a 41-year, community-based, case-control cohort. METHODS: After cohort entry in 1974, incident RA cases (n=54) had clinical onsets between 1977 and 1994. Cohort control (CN) subjects were individually matched on entry to cases (4 CN:1 RA, n=216). All subjects were followed for survival from 1995 through 2015...
June 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585060/rheumatoid-arthritis-related-interstitial-lung-disease-ra-ild-methotrexate-and-the-severity-of-lung-disease-are-associated-to-prognosis
#18
Jorge Rojas-Serrano, Denisse Herrera-Bringas, Diana I Pérez-Román, Renzo Pérez-Dorame, Heidegger Mateos-Toledo, Mayra Mejía
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) manifestation. The worst survival has been associated with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) definitive pattern in high-resolution chest tomography (HRCT) scans. Moreover, the use of methotrexate in RA-ILD is controversial. Our aim was to evaluate prognostic factors including methotrexate in an RA-ILD cohort and their association with survival. RA-ILD patients referred for medical evaluation and treatment at a single center were included...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574727/development-of-the-rheumatoid-arthritis-symptom-questionnaire-rasq-a-patient-reported-outcome-scale-for-measuring-symptoms-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Benjamin Banderas, Martha Skup, Alan L Shields, Iyar Mazar, Arijit Ganguli
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic, progressive inflammatory, autoimmune disease, can substantially reduce health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and lead to severe disability and early mortality. Patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments are used to assess the patient experience of RA symptoms and impacts, and can capture RA treatment effects. To address limitations in existing PRO instruments, this research aimed to establish the content validity of a new instrument, the Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptom Questionnaire (RASQ), to assess the signs and symptoms of RA...
June 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571245/rituximab-a-magic-bullet-for-pemphigus
#20
V Anandan, W Afthab Jameela, R Sowmiya, M Mani Surya Kumar, P Lavanya
INTRODUCTION: Pemphigus, an autoimmune disease, was fatal before the era of corticosteroids. With the advent of steroids, mortality decreased but morbidity was present due to the side effects of high dose steroids. Newer drugs targeted at the molecular level are said to have fewer side effects and improved effectiveness. AIM: The aim of our study was to assess the effectiveness of one such drug, Rituximab, a biological, in treating pemphigus vulgaris and to identify common adverse events...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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