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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546762/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-clinical-implications-in-the-evaluation-of-connective-tissue-diseases
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Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Genovefa Kolovou
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging is a recently developed noninvasive, nonradiating, operator-independent technique that has been successfully used for the evaluation of congenital heart disease, valvular and pericardial diseases, iron overload, cardiomyopathies, great and coronary vessel diseases, cardiac inflammation, stress-rest myocardial perfusion, and fibrosis. Rheumatoid arthritis and other spondyloarthropathies, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory myopathies, mixed connective tissue diseases (CTDs), systemic sclerosis, vasculitis, and sarcoidosis are among CTDs with serious cardiovascular involvement; this is due to multiple causative factors such as myopericarditis, micro/macrovascular disease, coronary artery disease, myocardial fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and finally heart failure...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545441/association-between-antibodies-to-carbamylated-proteins-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Francesca Romana Spinelli, Arbi Pecani, Francesco Ciciarello, Tania Colasanti, Manuela Di Franco, Francesca Miranda, Fabrizio Conti, Guido Valesini, Cristiano Alessandri
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients carry a high risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The excess of cardiovascular disease cannot be entirely explained by traditional risk factors and the immune system contributes to the development of atherosclerosis. Moreover, post-translational modifications such as citrullination and carbamylation have been linked to inflammation and atherosclerosis. Anti-carbamylated proteins antibodies (anti-CarP) are a new subset of autoantibodies identified in RA patients...
May 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540605/characteristics-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-undergoing-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Julio J Jauregui, J Paul Hovis, S Ashfaq Hasan
The risks and complication profile of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients has yet to be clearly defined as most studies have small cohorts. Using a large inpatient database, the purpose on our study was to determine the overall demographics, hospitalization characteristics, and early complication rates in rheumatoid patients and compared these to rotator-cuff arthropathy patients without RA undergoing RSA. Utilizing United States Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2010 to 2013, we evaluated a total of 919 RA RSA and compared them to 8097 patients without RA undergoing RSA...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536104/development-and-validation-of-qrisk3-risk-prediction-algorithms-to-estimate-future-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-prospective-cohort-study
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Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland, Peter Brindle
Objectives To develop and validate updated QRISK3 prediction algorithms to estimate the 10 year risk of cardiovascular disease in women and men accounting for potential new risk factors.Design Prospective open cohort study.Setting General practices in England providing data for the QResearch database.Participants 1309 QResearch general practices in England: 981 practices were used to develop the scores and a separate set of 328 practices were used to validate the scores. 7.89 million patients aged 25-84 years were in the derivation cohort and 2...
May 23, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532196/fetal-and-neonatal-involvement-in-maternal-rheumatologic-disease
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Shigeo Iijima
A pregnancy complicated with rheumatologic diseases can have various influences on the fetus and/or neonate. Maternal systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may cause preterm and/or small for gestational age (SGA) delivery and neonatal lupus (NL). Some neonates with NL have congenital heart block (CHB) with increased morbidity and mortality, even requiring pacemakers. Antiphospholipid syndrome may occur with SLE and affect fetal and/or neonatal outcomes. Pregnancy involving primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) tends to result in preterm delivery and low birthweight infants...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530055/-pulmonary-fibrosis-induced-by-anti%C3%B6-tnf-%C3%AE-lpha-treatment
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Sharon Baum, Orit Schachter, Aviv Barzilai
INTRODUCTION: TNFα-targeted therapies have emerged as a new class of drugs in the treatment of various inflammatory diseases, including psoriasis. With the increasing use and longer follow-up periods of TNFα targeted therapies, a spectrum of immunological adverse events have been described, ranging from asymptomatic immunological alterations to life-threatening systemic diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis. We present a case of a 66 year old man diagnosed with psoriasis who developed pulmonary fibrosis three years after initiation of Etanercept (Enbrel) for his skin disease...
October 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516237/rheumatoid-factor-positivity-increases-all-cause-and-cancer-mortality-a-cohort-study
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Joong Kyong Ahn, Jiwon Hwang, Yoosoo Chang, Seungho Ryu
The aim of this study was to determine whether rheumatoid factor (RF) is associated with mortality from all-cause, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and cancer in the healthy adults. We recruited South Korean health check-up examinees without rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A cohort study was performed in 295,837 participants presumably free of osteoarthritis or RA, and who had undergone health screening between 2002 and 2012 and been followed up to determine the risk of all-cause, CVD, and cancer-specific mortality with respect to the presence or titer of RF...
May 17, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502419/the-performance-of-the-gap-model-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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Julie Morisset, Eric Vittinghoff, Bo Young Lee, Roberto Tonelli, Xiaowen Hu, Brett M Elicker, Jay H Ryu, Kirk D Jones, Stefania Cerri, Andreina Manfredi, Marco Sebastiani, Andrew J Gross, Brett Ley, Paul J Wolters, Talmadge E King, Dong Soon Kim, Harold R Collard, Joyce S Lee
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Similarities have been observed between patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and the UIP (usual interstitial pneumonia) form of RA-ILD. The GAP (gender, age, physiology) model has been shown to predict mortality in patients with IPF, but its ability to predict mortality in RA-ILD is not known. METHODS: We identified 309 patients with RA-ILD at 4 academic centers with ongoing longitudinal cohorts of patients with ILD...
June 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495692/shared-genetic-predisposition-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-interstitial-lung-disease-and-familial-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Pierre-Antoine Juge, Raphaël Borie, Caroline Kannengiesser, Steven Gazal, Patrick Revy, Lidwine Wemeau-Stervinou, Marie-Pierre Debray, Sébastien Ottaviani, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Nadia Nathan, Gabriel Thabut, Christophe Richez, Hilario Nunes, Isabelle Callebaut, Aurélien Justet, Nicolas Leulliot, Amélie Bonnefond, David Salgado, Pascal Richette, Jean-Pierre Desvignes, Huguette Lioté, Philippe Froguel, Yannick Allanore, Olivier Sand, Claire Dromer, René-Marc Flipo, Annick Clément, Christophe Béroud, Jean Sibilia, Baptiste Coustet, Vincent Cottin, Marie-Christophe Boissier, Benoit Wallaert, Thierry Schaeverbeke, Florence Dastot le Moal, Aline Frazier, Christelle Ménard, Martin Soubrier, Nathalie Saidenberg, Dominique Valeyre, Serge Amselem, Catherine Boileau, Bruno Crestani, Philippe Dieudé
Despite its high prevalence and mortality, little is known about the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD). Given that familial pulmonary fibrosis (FPF) and RA-ILD frequently share the usual pattern of interstitial pneumonia and common environmental risk factors, we hypothesised that the two diseases might share additional risk factors, including FPF-linked genes. Our aim was to identify coding mutations of FPF-risk genes associated with RA-ILD.We used whole exome sequencing (WES), followed by restricted analysis of a discrete number of FPF-linked genes and performed a burden test to assess the excess number of mutations in RA-ILD patients compared to controls...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487154/long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-is-associated-with-anti-citrullinated-protein-antibodies
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Maaike P J Hermans, Daniel van der Velden, José M Montero Cabezas, Hein Putter, Tom W J Huizinga, Johan Kuiper, Rene E M Toes, Martin J Schalij, J Wouter Jukema, Diane van der Woude
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CV) mortality is higher in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), in particular when anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) are present. Recently, ACPA have also been described in a cohort of patients without RA, but with coronary artery disease (CAD). It is however unknown if ACPA can consistently be found in patients with CAD, and if ACPA are associated with mortality in these patients. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between ACPA and long-term outcomes including mortality in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) without RA...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484887/the-effect-of-tnf-a-antagonists-on-aortic-stiffness-and-wave-reflections-a-meta-analysis
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C Vlachopoulos, A Gravos, G Georgiopoulos, D Terentes-Printzios, N Ioakeimidis, D Vassilopoulos, K Stamatelopoulos, D Tousoulis
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have higher aortic stiffness and cardiovascular risk. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) antagonists reduce inflammation in RA and are indicated for the treatment of patients with severe active rheumatoid disease. However, it is debatable if they have favorable effects on cardiovascular health. The present meta-analysis evaluates the effect of TNF-a antagonists on aortic stiffness and wave reflections, predictors of cardiovascular events and mortality, in RA patients...
May 8, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479483/coffee-and-autoimmunity-more-than-a-mere-hot-beverage
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Kassem Sharif, Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Coffee is one of the world's most consumed beverage. In the last decades, coffee consumption has attracted a huge body of research due to its impact on health. Recent scientific evidences showed that coffee intake could be associated with decreased mortality from cardiovascular and neurological diseases, diabetes type II, as well as from endometrial and liver cancer, among others. In this review, on the basis of available data in the literature, we aimed to investigate the association between coffee intake and its influence on the immune system and the insurgence of the most relevant autoimmune diseases...
May 4, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475479/risk-of-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome
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Tapan Mehta, Mohammed Hussain, Khushboo Sheth, Yuchuan Ding, Louise D McCullough
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Several rheumatologic conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid antibody (APS) syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma are known risk factors for stroke. The risk of hemorrhagic transformation after an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in these patients is not known. METHODS: We queried the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data between 2010 and 2012 with ICD 9 diagnostic codes for AIS. The primary outcome was the development of hemorrhagic transformation...
June 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469051/statins-for-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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F A Yousef Yengej, M Limper, H L Leavis
OBJECTIVE: In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an important cause of long-term morbidity, which could be affected by statin use. Here we review the evidence for the use of statins for the prevention of CVD in patients with SLE. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched using a query combining SLE and statins. RESULTS: The search yielded nine relevant clinical studies. Seven studies reported on radiological findings that correlate with atherosclerosis and mainly revealed that statin treatment resulted in a slight decrease in progression of carotid intima-media thickness and an increase in flow-mediated vasodilatation...
April 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464477/smoking-behavior-changes-in-the-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-period-and-risk-of-mortality-during-36-years-of-prospective-follow-up
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Jeffrey A Sparks, Shun-Chiao Chang, Uyen-Sa D T Nguyen, Medha Barbhaiya, Sara K Tedeschi, Bing Lu, Karen H Costenbader, Yuqing Zhang, Hyon K Choi, Elizabeth W Karlson
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis influences smoking behavior changes and whether these changes were associated with mortality. METHODS: We identified an incident RA cohort in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS, 1976-2012). Behavioral data were collected through biennial questionnaires. We created a comparison cohort, matching RA cases to women without RA by age and calendar year at the index date of RA diagnosis. To investigate smoking behavior changes in the early RA period, sustained cessation was defined as permanently quitting within four years of RA/index date...
May 2, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460767/predictors-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-indian-population
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Inderjeet Verma, Ashit Syngle, Pawan Krishan
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular (CV) disease is leading cause of mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Dysfunction of the vascular endothelium is a hallmark of most conditions that are associated with atherosclerosis and is therefore an early feature in atherogenesis. Biomarkers for rapid evolution of CV complications would be highly desirable for risk stratification. Finally, predictive biomarkers for cardiovascular risk would allow tailoring therapy to the individual. We assessed endothelial function and atherosclerosis utilizing carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in RA in context of clinical and laboratory markers in Indian RA population...
March 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459968/hla-shared-epitope-inflammation-mortality-cvd-and-malignancy-among-postmenopausal-women-with-and-without-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-women-s-health
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Mehret Birru Talabi, Rachel H Mackey, Lewis H Kuller, Janice S Dorman, Kevin D Deane, William H Robinson, Brian T Walitt, Yuefang Chang, V Michael Holers, Simin Liu, Larry W Moreland
Specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1 alleles encode a "shared epitope" (SE) associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), especially more severe cyclic-citrullinated peptide antibody-positive (anti-CCP+) RA. Associations of SE alleles (0, 1 or 2) with total and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and incident coronary heart disease (CHD), CVD and malignancy over mean (SD) = 8.9(3.5) years of follow-up were evaluated, stratified by baseline anti-CCP (+ vs. -). The longitudinal Women's Health Initiative (WHI) -RA study (1993-2010), sampled postmenopausal women who reported RA at baseline (1993-1998) or follow-up in WHI, classified as anti-CCP+ RA (n = 556) or anti-CCP- not RA (n = 1,070)...
April 28, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438483/what-role-does-rheumatoid-arthritis-disease-activity-have-in-cardiovascular-risk
#18
Marco Aurelio Ramírez Huaranga, María Dolores Mínguez Sanchez, Miguel Ángel Zarca Diaz de la Espina, Pedro José Espinoza Pardos, Guillermo Romero Aguilera
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a 1.3 to 3-fold increase in mortality, being the major cause of death from cardiovascular complications (40%-50%). Therefore, the initial approach should include cardiovascular risk (CVR) assessment using algorithms adapted for this population. Although, SCOREM is an important advance, there are data indicating that subclinical atherosclerosis may be underdiagnosed. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the strength of association between carotid ultrasound and SCOREM in this population, as well as the implication of disease activity...
April 21, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427540/high-resolution-computed-tomography-pattern-of-usual-interstitial-pneumonia-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-relationship-to-survival
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Zulma X Yunt, Jonathan H Chung, Stephen Hobbs, Evans R Fernandez-Perez, Amy L Olson, Tristan J Huie, Rebecca C Keith, William J Janssen, Barbara L Goldstein, David A Lynch, Kevin K Brown, Jeffrey J Swigris, Joshua J Solomon
PURPOSE: Interstitial lung disease is a common extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA-ILD) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. However, limited data exist regarding predictors of mortality. We sought to examine the prognostic value of the high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) patterns in patients with RA-ILD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RA-ILD patients with HRCT patterns of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) or nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) were identified among a longitudinal cohort of individuals evaluated at National Jewish Health...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426913/body-mass-index-weight-loss-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Bryant R England, Joshua F Baker, Harlan Sayles, Kaleb Michaud, Liron Caplan, Lisa A Davis, Grant W Cannon, Brian C Sauer, E Blair Solow, Andreas M Reimold, Gail S Kerr, Ted R Mikuls
OBJECTIVES: To examine associations of body mass index (BMI) and weight loss with cause-specific mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A cohort of U.S. Veterans with RA were followed until death or through 2013. BMI was categorized as underweight, normal, overweight, and obese. Weight loss was calculated as the: 1) annualized rate of change over the preceding 13 months and 2) cumulative percent. Vital status and cause of death were obtained from the National Death Index...
April 20, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
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