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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160881/effect-of-nobiletin-on-the-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-the-synovial-membrane-of-rats-with-arthritis-induced-by-collagen
#1
Guliang Yang, Shiming Li, Li Yuan, Yiwen Yang, Min-Hsiung Pan
Nobiletin (5,6,7,8,3',4'-hexamethoxyflavone) is a natural compound in the fruit peel of citrus fruit in the Rutaceae family. It is active in inhibiting inflammation, reducing plasma lipids and has anti-oxidative properties. In studying the effect of nobiletin on rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model on Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats was established by bovine type II collagen (BIIC), and the effect of nobiletin on RA was investigated using hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) staining, serum enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) detection and western blotting...
November 21, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160173/gene-delivery-to-joints-by-intra-articular-injection
#2
Christopher H Evans, Steven Craig Ghivizzani, Paul D Robbins
Most forms of arthritis are incurable, difficult to treat and a major cause of disability in western countries. Better local treatment of arthritis is impaired by the pharmacokinetics of the joint that make it very difficult to deliver drugs to joints at sustained, therapeutic concentrations. This is especially true of biologic drugs, such as proteins and RNA, many of which show great promise in pre-clinical studies. Gene transfer provides a strategy for overcoming this limitation. The basic concept is to deliver cDNAs encoding therapeutic products by direct intra-articular injection, leading to sustained, endogenous synthesis of the gene products within the joint...
November 21, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158166/the-association-between-caspase-5-gene-polymorphisms-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-a-chinese-population
#3
Huan Rui, Ting Yan, Zhiyong Hu, Ruiping Liu, Liqun Wang
Genetic factors are widely recognized to have a substantial effect on the susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We examined the contribution of caspase-5 (CASP5) gene polymorphisms to RA risk in a Chinese population. We conducted a case-control study involving 500 RA patients and 500 controls and performed co-expression analysis to identify genes associated with CASP5. We attempted to analyze the functions of these genes by Gene Ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes analyses. We carried out genotyping using a custom-by-design 48-Plex SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) Scan™ Kit...
November 17, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157059/90k-immunostimulatory-glycoprotein-in-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#4
Cristina Cecamore, Manuela Marsili, Roberta Salvatore, Roberto Troiani, Maurizia D'Egidio, Nicola Tinari, Piernicola Pelliccia, Francesco Chiarelli, M Loredana Marcovecchio, Luciana Breda
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether circulating levels of 90K glycoprotein are increased in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) at different stages of the disease, compared to healthy controls and to evaluate potential over time changes in its concentrations following treatment with the antitumor-necrosis factor (TNF) drug etanercept. METHODS: 90K glycoprotein, C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, TNF, antinuclear antibodies, rheumatoid factor and the Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score were assessed in 71 children: 23 with newly diagnosed JIA, 23 with established and active JIA and 25 healthy controls...
November 20, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155735/quantification-of-monocyte-transmigration-and-foam-cell-formation-from-individuals-with-chronic-inflammatory-conditions
#5
Thomas A Angelovich, Anna C Hearps, Anna Maisa, Theodoros Kelesidis, Anthony Jaworowski
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Atherosclerosis, a leading cause of CAD, is initiated by the transmigration of innate immune monocytes to inflammatory sites of deposited lipid called fatty streaks, which are present in arterial walls of medium to large arteries. The key pathogenic feature of lesions at this early stage of atherosclerosis is the maturation of monocytes which migrate into arteries to form foam cells or lipid-laden macrophages. Considerable evidence supports the hypothesis that risk of atherosclerosis is increased by chronic inflammatory conditions accompanying diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and HIV, as well as general ageing, and that this risk is predicted by monocyte activation...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155234/survivin-and-autoimmunity-the-ins-and-outs
#6
REVIEW
Hamidreza Ebrahimiyan, Saeed Aslani, Nima Rezaei, Ahmadreza Jamshidi, Mahdi Mahmoudi
Autoimmunity is a status that immune mechanisms react against self-structure. The immune mechanisms, including cellular and molecular elements have been developed to immune body against foreign invades. Multiple factors such as genetic and epigenetic background, hormonal status, microbiome, and other factors can cause launching the autoreactive responses, in which the immune tolerance breaks and immune mechanisms are against self-antigens. Apoptosis is one of the important mechanisms in maintaining the tolerance and eliminating the autoreactive lymphocyte clones...
November 16, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153870/factors-associated-with-use-of-disease-modifying-agents-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-national-hospital-and-ambulatory-medical-care-survey
#7
Priyanka Gaitonde, Laura M Bozzi, Fadia T Shaya
OBJECTIVE: We examined the treatment patterns among adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and identified factors influencing access to traditional and biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). METHODS: We analyzed visits recorded in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from 2005 to 2014 with a RA diagnosis. The primary outcome was DMARD use (traditional and/or biological). We included prescriptions of all RA-related treatments such as traditional and biological DMARDs, glucocorticoids, gold preparations, immunosuppressants, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...
October 18, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152095/tipe2-expression-is-increased-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#8
Zhu Shi-Bai, Liu Rui-Min, Sun Ying-Chuan, Zhai Jie, Jiang Chao, Ye Can-Hua, Chen Xi, Qian Wen-Wei
We investigated the changes in mRNA and protein expression of tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein 8-like 2 (TIPE2) and PEST-containing nuclear protein (PCNP) in peripheral blood lymphocytes from 54 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the spleens of model mice with collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) to generate new ideas for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Expression levels of both TIPE2 and PCNP were higher in RA patients and CIA mice than in their respective controls. They were also higher in the 32 patients with active RA than in the 22 with inactive RA (P < 0...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150737/risk-of-active-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-inflammatory-arthritis-receiving-tnf-inhibitors-a-look-beyond-the-baseline-tuberculosis-screening-protocol
#9
Alina Soare, Ana Maria Gheorghiu, Victoria Aramă, Dragoș Bumbăcea, Rucsandra Dobrotă, Raida Oneaţă, Simona Pintilie, Mihaela Milicescu, Ioan Ancuţa, Andrei Martin, Mariana Sasu, Claudia Ciofu, Liviu Macovei, Victor Stoica, Mihai Bojincă, Carina Mihai
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major concern in patients receiving TNF inhibitors (TNFi). This study aimed to assess the incidence of active TB and the efficacy of TB prevention measures used over the years, and to determine risk factors for developing TB, in a single-centre cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) receiving TNFi. Data of all patients in whom treatment with TNFi was initiated in our rheumatology clinic until December 1st 2014 have been retrospectively analysed...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149648/dried-plum-alleviates-symptoms-of-inflammatory-arthritis-in-tnf-transgenic-mice
#10
Faryal Mirza, Joseph Lorenzo, Hicham Drissi, Francis Y Lee, Do Y Soung
Dried plum (DP), a rich source of polyphenols has been shown to have bone-preserving properties in both animal models of osteoporosis and postmenopausal women. We evaluated if DP alleviated the destruction of joints in transgenic mice (TG) that overexpress human tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a genetic model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A four-week treatment of 20% DP diet in TG slowed the onset of arthritis and reduced bone erosions in the joints compared to TG on a regular diet. This was associated with fewer tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) positive cells, suggesting decreased osteoclastogenesis...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149219/characterization-and-classification-of-lupus-patients-based-on-plasma-thermograms
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Nichola C Garbett, Guy N Brock, Jonathan B Chaires, Chongkham S Mekmaysy, Lynn DeLeeuw, Kathy L Sivils, John B Harley, Brad H Rovin, K B Kulasekera, Wael N Jarjour
OBJECTIVE: Plasma thermograms (thermal stability profiles of blood plasma) are being utilized as a new diagnostic approach for clinical assessment. In this study, we investigated the ability of plasma thermograms to classify systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients versus non SLE controls using a sample of 300 SLE and 300 control subjects from the Lupus Family Registry and Repository. Additionally, we evaluated the heterogeneity of thermograms along age, sex, ethnicity, concurrent health conditions and SLE diagnostic criteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148413/variable-impacts-of-different-remission-states-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#12
Margaret H Y Ma, Fowzia Ibrahim, Gabrielle H Kingsley, Andrew Cope, David L Scott
OBJECTIVES: Targeting remission in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) improves health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and disability. However, the impacts of different remission criteria and durations and their frequencies are uncertain. Our observational study assessed these factors. METHODS: We recruited RA patients with disease durations <10 years, stable suppressive therapies and stable disease activity scores for 28 joints using ESR (DAS28-ESR) ≤3.2. Intermittent and sustained remisisons were classified using DAS28ESR, simple disease activity index (SDAI) and ACR/EULAR Boolean criteria...
October 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148406/high-3-year-golimumab-survival-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-real-world-data-from-328-patients
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Konstantinos Thomas, Irini Flouri, Argiro Repa, Kalliopi Fragiadaki, Petros P Sfikakis, Christos Koutsianas, Evripidis Kaltsonoudis, Paraskevi V Voulgari, Alexandros A Drosos, Evangelia Petrikkou, Prodromos Sidiropoulos, Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
OBJECTIVES: Our primary objective was to study the long-term survival on drug (SOD) of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) treated with golimumab (GLM) in real life settings. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study of all patients treated with GLM in 4 Academic Centres in Greece during a 4-year period (09/2010-06/2014). SOD was analysed using Kaplan-Meier survival analysis, while Cox regression analysis estimating hazard ratios (HRs) for different baseline variables associated with drug discontinuation was performed for each disease...
November 9, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147588/diagnostic-challenge-a-report-of-two-adult-onset-still-s-disease-cases
#14
Sakunee Niranvichaiya, Daranporn Triwongwaranat
This study reports two adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) cases that met both Yamaguchi's and Fautrel's criteria and that presented with notable clinical manifestations. One case presented with atypical dermographism-like rash with an extremely high ferritin level. The other case presented with typical salmon-pink maculopapular rash but had atypical positive rheumatoid factor. This suggests that although negative rheumatoid factor is one of the criteria used for the diagnosis of AOSD, a positive rheumatoid factor result does not exclude AOSD...
2017: Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146743/testing-treat-to-target-outcomes-with-initial-methotrexate-monotherapy-compared-with-initial-tumour-necrosis-factor-inhibitor-adalimumab-plus-methotrexate-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
Arthur Kavanaugh, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Roy M Fleischmann, Paul Emery, Iain Sainsbury, Stefan Florentinus, Su Chen, Benoît Guérette, Hartmut Kupper, Josef S Smolen
OBJECTIVES: To compare responses in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) initially treated with the tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) adalimumab+methotrexate (MTX) versus MTX monotherapy who may have continued receiving MTX or switched to adalimumab rescue therapy after inadequate response to MTX. METHODS: OPTIMA enrolled MTX-naive patients with active RA for <1 year. This post hoc analysis determined the proportion of patients, stratified by initial treatment, who achieved28-joint modified Disease Activity Score based on C reactive protein <3...
November 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146040/-effectiveness-therapeutic-maintenance-and-reasons-for-stopping-tocilizumab-tcz-a-retrospective-and-monocentric-study-in-88%C3%A2-patients-followed-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-ra-at-the-reims-university-hospital
#16
Clément Chopin, Loïc Pauvelle, Sarah Jaulerry, Pascal Brochot, Jean-Paul Eschard, Jean-Hugues Salmon
OBJECTIVE: Study the therapeutic maintenance, efficacy and reasons for tocilizumab stop in daily practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A monocentric, retrospective study of patients treated for rheumatoid arthritis who received at least one TCZ infusion between January 2009 and December 2015. Therapeutic maintenance was evaluated using the Kaplan-Meier method. The efficacy of TCZ was measured by DAS28 and the EULAR response. Reasons for stopping and new treatment lines were also collected...
October 18, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142037/elevated-psychosocial-stress-at-work-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Jutta G Richter, Thomas Muth, Jian Li, Ralph Brinks, Gamal Chehab, Tobias Koch, Johannes Siegrist, Peter Angerer, Dörte Huscher, Matthias Schneider
OBJECTIVE: Psychosocial stress at work not only affects the healthy working population, but also workers with chronic diseases. We aimed to investigate the psychosocial work stress levels in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A cross-sectional study applied the Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI) questionnaire - an internationally established instrument that measures work stress - to patients with SLE and RA who were capable of work and to a group of controls without these diseases...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142029/routine-use-of-quantitative-disease-activity-measurements-among-us-rheumatologists-implications-for-treat-to-target-management-strategies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
Jeffrey R Curtis, Lang Chen, Maria I Danila, Kenneth G Saag, Kathy L Parham, John J Cush
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to examine why real-world practices and attitudes regarding quantitative measurements of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have received limited attention. METHODS: An e-mail survey asked US rheumatologists to self-report on their use of quantitative measurements (metric). RESULTS: Among 439 respondents, metric rheumatologists (58%) were more likely to be in group practice and to use tumor necrosis factor inhibitors...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141925/unusual-salmonella-typhi-periprosthetic-joint-infection-involving-bilateral-knees-management-options-and-literature-review
#19
Ashok Rajgopal, Inayat Panda, Anu Gupta
A 70-year-old Indian woman, who had undergone primary bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for rheumatoid arthritis 10 months prior, presented with 10 days history of pain, swelling and erythema over both knees with pus discharging from the right knee. She had type 2 diabetes mellitus and was on long-term steroid, leflunomide and antitumour necrosis factor therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. Her clinical and laboratory features were suggestive of a haematogenous periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). The final diagnosis of bilateral Salmonella typhi PJI was made based on culture reports...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141688/chinese-registry-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-credit-ii-%C3%A2-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-major-comorbidities-in-chinese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Shangyi Jin, Mengtao Li, Yongfei Fang, Qin Li, Ju Liu, Xinwang Duan, Yi Liu, Rui Wu, Xiaofei Shi, Yongfu Wang, Zhenyu Jiang, Yanhong Wang, Chen Yu, Qian Wang, Xinping Tian, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis patients are at higher risk of developing comorbidities. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of major comorbidities in Chinese rheumatoid arthritis patients. We also aimed to identify factors associated with these comorbidities. METHODS: Baseline demographic, clinical characteristics and comorbidity data from RA patients enrolled in the Chinese Registry of rhEumatoiD arthrITis (CREDIT) from Nov 2016 to August 2017 were presented and compared with those from five other registries across the world...
November 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
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