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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342151/cardiovascular-disease-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-medications-and-risk-factors-in-china
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Chun Li, X R Wang, H J Ji, X Y Zhang, X F Li, L Z Wang, C H Wang, Y F Wang, Rong Yang, G C Wang, Xin Lu, Ping Zhu, L N Chen, H T Jin, J T Liu, X Y Liu, Lin Sun, H Y Chen, Ping Wei, J X Wang, L F Cui, Rong Shu, B L Liu, Z L Zhang, G T Li, Z B Li, Jing Yang, J F Li, Bin Jia, F X Zhang, J M Tao, S L Han, J Y Lin, M Q Wei, X M Liu, Dan Ke, S X Hu, Cong Ye, X Y Yang, Hao Li, C B Huang, Ming Gao, Bei Lai, X F Li, L J Song, Yi Wang, X Y Wang, Y D Tang, Yin Su, Rong Mu, Z G Li
This study aims to assess the risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to determine the association of traditional and biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) with risk for CVD in Chinese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. A cross-sectional cohort of 2013 RA patients from 21 hospitals around China was established. Medical history of CVD was documented. The patients' social background, clinical manifestations, comorbidities, and medications were also collected. Of the 2013 patients, 256 had CVD with an incidence of 12...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338619/role-and-function-of-a2a-and-a%C3%A2-adenosine-receptors-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#2
Annalisa Ravani, Fabrizio Vincenzi, Alessandra Bortoluzzi, Melissa Padovan, Silvia Pasquini, Stefania Gessi, Stefania Merighi, Pier Andrea Borea, Marcello Govoni, Katia Varani
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases that affect joints, causing debilitating pain and disability. Adenosine receptors (ARs) play a key role in the mechanism of inflammation, and the activation of A2A and A₃AR subtypes is often associated with a reduction of the inflammatory status. The aim of this study was to investigate the involvement of ARs in patients suffering from early-RA (ERA), RA, AS and PsA. Messenger RNA (mRNA) analysis and saturation binding experiments indicated an upregulation of A2A and A₃ARs in lymphocytes obtained from patients when compared with healthy subjects...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336519/anticollagen-type-ii-antibodies-are-associated-with-an-acute-onset-rheumatoid-arthritis-phenotype-and-prognosticate-lower-degree-of-inflammation-during-5%C3%A2-years-follow-up
#3
Vivek Anand Manivel, Mohammed Mullazehi, Leonid Padyukov, Helga Westerlind, Lars Klareskog, Lars Alfredsson, Saedis Saevarsdottir, Johan Rönnelid
OBJECTIVE: Antifibrillar collagen type II (anti-CII) antibody-positive patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have early but not late signs of increased inflammation and joint erosions. We wanted to replicate this in a large RA cohort, and to relate to human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1* alleles. METHODS: Anti-CII and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP)2 were measured at baseline in 773 patients with RA from the Swedish Epidemiological Investigation in Rheumatoid Arthritis (EIRA) study with clinical follow-up data from the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register (SRQ) registry, and 1476 with HLA-DRB1* information...
March 23, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330716/the-value-of-power-doppler-ultrasound-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-clinical-remission-reclassifying-disease-activity
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Facundo Vergara, Santiago Ruta, Javier Rosa, Josefina Marín, Ricardo García-Mónaco, Enrique R Soriano
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to describe the ultrasound (US) findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical remission, and to evaluate the ability of power Doppler (PD) US to reclassify disease activity in these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included consecutive patients with RA according to 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism criteria, who were in clinical remission by the Disease Activity Score (DAS28<2...
March 18, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328528/ocimum-gratissimum-linn-leaf-extract-inhibits-free-radical-generation-and-suppressed-inflammation-in-carrageenan-induced-inflammation-models-in-rats
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Abayomi M Ajayi, Mary O Ologe, Benneth Ben-Azu, Samuel E Okhale, Bulus Adzu, Olusegun G Ademowo
BACKGROUND: Ocimum gratissimum leaf is used in managing rheumatism and other inflammatory conditions. In this study, we investigated the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of phenolic extract obtained by sequential methanol extraction of O. gratissimum leaves (MEOg). METHODS: The methanol extract (MEOg) was obtained after sequential maceration (n-hexane, chloroform and methanol) of dried O. gratissimum leaves. The fingerprint of the extract was obtained using a high-performance liquid chromatrographic method...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328098/plasma-exchange-successfully-treated-macrophage-activation-syndrome-in-rheumatoid-factor-positive-polyarticular-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-with-combined-pneumonia
#6
Lianjie Shi, Fanlei Hu, Chuanhui Xu, Huaqun Zhu, Di Qie, Chuanjie Yuan, Yuhong Tao, Hanmin Liu
Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is one of the serious complications associated with rheumatic diseases, especially systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA). Here we describe a 9-year-old girl with rheumatoid factor (RF)-positive polyarticular JIA, not sJIA, combined with pneumonia who was successfully treated by plasma exchange. She was diagnosed with RF-positive polyarticular JIA based on positive RF and multiple joint swelling and tenderness 3 years ago. She was admitted in our hospital with myalgia for 2 days and a high fever for half a day...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328011/when-emotional-pain-becomes-physical-adverse-childhood-experiences-pain-and-the-role-of-mood-and-anxiety-disorders
#7
Natalie J Sachs-Ericsson, Julia L Sheffler, Ian H Stanley, Jennifer R Piazza, Kristopher J Preacher
OBJECTIVE: We examined the association between retrospective reports of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and painful medical conditions. We also examined the mediating and moderating roles of mood and anxiety disorders in the ACEs-painful medical conditions relationship. METHOD: Ten-year longitudinal data were obtained from the National Comorbidity Surveys (NCS-1, NCS-2; N = 5001). The NCS-1 obtained reports of ACEs, current health conditions, current pain severity, and mood and anxiety disorders...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321492/anti-toxoplasma-antibodies-in-egyptian-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#8
Abeer A El-Henawy, Eman Abdel Razek Hafez, Nairmen Nabih, Naglaa M Shalaby, Mervat Mashaly
OBJECTIVE: To assess seroprevalence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies; both IgG and IgM in Egyptian rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients versus a non-RA group and to compare anti-Toxoplasma antibodies seroprevalence among RA patients receiving traditional treatment and RA patients treated with biologic drug. METHODS: 60 RA patients and 60 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Patients were categorized into two groups: one group included 30 patients receiving disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), while the other group included 30 patients receiving biologic agent, infliximab, a TNF-α antagonist...
March 20, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320050/the-practice-pattern-of-hepatitis-b-testing-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-a-cross-national-comparison-between-us-and-taiwan
#9
Tzu-Chieh Lin, Nikroo Hashemi, Seoyoung C Kim, Yea-Huei Kao Yang, Kazuki Yoshida, Sara Tedeschi, Rishi Desai, Daniel H Solomon
OBJECTIVE: The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) testing rates and patterns in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients starting disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) have not been well studied. We describe and compare the practice patterns of HBV testing among RA patients in U.S. and Taiwan. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study including RA patients starting first DMARD in U.S. or Taiwan. The first date patients newly received any DMARD was defined as the index date, and the 1-year period before the index date was the baseline period...
March 20, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318613/latent-tuberculosis-infection-screening-prior-to-biological-treatment-in-tunisian-patients
#10
Marwa Slouma, Ines Mahmoud, Olfa Saidane, Selma Bouden, Leila Abdelmoula
OBJECTIVES: The screening of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is necessary to prevent infection in patients with chronic inflammatory disease (CID) undergoing biological treatment. We aimed to assess the efficacy of LTBI screening prior to biological treatment in Tunisia, considered as a high-incidence area of active TB disease. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study over a period of 8 years [2007-2014] including patients with chronic inflammatory rheumatism receiving biologic agents since at least 6 months...
February 24, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317489/ankylosing-spondylitis-and-pregnancy-a-literature-review
#11
Eirini Giovannopoulou, Grigorios Gkasdaris, Stylianos Kapetanakis, Emmanuel Kontomanolis
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is the prototype of a group of systemic rheumatic diseases collectively referred to as Spondyloarthitides (SpA). It is has recently become clear that AS is not as rare as previously thought and, although it has an early onset in life affecting patients in their reproductive years, it has not been proved to adversely affect fertility in females. Furthermore, new pharmaceutical agents have been introduced for its therapeutical management. The interaction between systematic rheumatic diseases and pregnancy has been under investigation with the majority of studies focusing on systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
March 17, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304005/cubital-tunnel-syndrome-secondary-to-gouty-tophi-a-case-report
#12
Hatice Resorlu, Coskun Zateri, Ayla Akbal, Ferhat Gokmen, Gurhan Adam, Serhad Bilim, Emre Bozkurt
Gout is a chronic rheumatic disease resulting from accumulation of monosodium urate crystals in tissues. The most important risk factor for the disease is hyperuricaemia. Precipitation of uric acid in the joint in the form of monosodium urate crystals is the main factor responsible for triggering attacks of arthritis. Tophi occur as a result of urate crystals that precipitate into joints and surrounding tissues. Tophi can erode the bone where they are located and cause compression in soft tissue due to a mass effect...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302011/the-pharmacological-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-activities-of-hydroxychloroquine-in-rheumatic-and-related-diseases
#13
Changfeng Hu, Lu Lu, Jie-Ping Wan, Chengping Wen
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is known as one of the most fascinating synthetic antimalarial drugs during the last 50 years. It is currently among the most commonly employed medicines for the clinical treatment of rheumatic diseases, especially systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. In related mechanism studies, it has been found that HCQ possesses various immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory activities. In addition, the effects of HCQ on anti-platelet, metabolic pathways, and antineoplasticity have also been disclosed in more recent studies...
March 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299917/the-impact-on-disability-of-initial-treatment-with-methotrexate-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-mari-study
#14
M Manara, L Arcarese, G Bianchi, V Corbelli, O Epis, R Laurenti, A Migliore, M Muratore, A Roncaglione, M Rossini, M Savo, L Sinigaglia
The study aimed to assess in a population of subjects with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with methotrexate (MTX) how the initial approach to the treatment influenced subsequent disability. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of data collected during the baseline visit of the MARI study, a multicenter observational study on patients with RA on treatment with MTX for at least 12 months. Subjects who fulfilled the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) were included in the evaluation. For every patient we retrospectively evaluated the disease duration, the duration of symptoms before the diagnosis, the time elapsed before first MTX treatment, the initial MTX dose, and the concomitant medications in the first six months of therapy...
December 31, 2016: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299772/immunology-provides-a-great-success-for-treating-systemic-autoimmune-diseases-a-perspective-on-immunopharmacology-iuphar-review-x
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REVIEW
Masaru Ishii
Recent advances in the bioengineering of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have revolutionized the treatment of several immunological and rheumatic diseases. mAbs exhibit high specificity and affinity, and are very effective targeting agents, associated with minimal off-target adverse effects. Of several relevant immunological diseases, rheumatoid arthritis was the condition initially treated with mAbs, with great success. Currently, many immunological disorders are targeted and successfully treated using such novel approaches; these include inflammatory bowel diseases, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and psoriasis...
March 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299312/genetic-screening-of-mutations-associated-with-fabry-disease-in-a-nationwide-cohort-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-patients
#16
Maria J Gonçalves, Ana F Mourão, António Martinho, Olívia Simões, José Melo-Gomes, Manuel Salgado, Paula Estanqueiro, Célia Ribeiro, Iva Brito, João E Fonseca, Helena Canhão
Fabry's disease (FD) is a lysosomal storage disorder associated with an alpha-galactosidase A deficiency. The prevalence of FD among juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients with established diagnosis is unknown, but as musculoskeletal pain may be an important complaint at presentation, misdiagnosed cases are anticipated. With this study, we aim to calculate the frequency of FD-associated mutations in a cohort of JIA patients. Children with JIA from a national cohort were selected. Clinical and laboratorial information was recorded in the Portuguese rheumatic diseases register (http://Reuma...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298374/safety-of-synthetic-and-biological-dmards-a-systematic-literature-review-informing-the-2016-update-of-the-eular-recommendations-for-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Sofia Ramiro, Alexandre Sepriano, Katerina Chatzidionysiou, Jackie L Nam, Josef S Smolen, Désirée van der Heijde, Maxime Dougados, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Johannes W Bijlsma, Gerd R Burmester, Marieke Scholte-Voshaar, Louise Falzon, Robert B M Landewé
OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety of synthetic (s) and biological (b) disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to inform the European League Against Rheumatism recommendations for the management of RA. METHODS: Systematic literature review (SLR) of observational studies comparing any DMARD with another intervention for the management of patients with RA. All safety outcomes were included. A comparator group was required for the study to be included...
March 15, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294565/ankle-pathologies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-a-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-study
#18
Halil Harman, İbrahim Tekeoğlu
AIM: We determined ankle pathologies in patients with different types of inflammatory rheumatic diseases using high-resolution ultrasonographic (US) images, and compared the findings among the different patient groups. METHODS: The study included 142 randomly selected inflammatory rheumatic disease patients with clinically swollen or painful ankle joints; 69 patients had rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 58 had spondyloarthropathies (SpA) and 15 had gout. Ankle assessment on US included all of the important anatomical structures...
March 12, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293446/real-life-experience-of-using-conventional-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-dmards-in-psoriatic-arthritis-psa-retrospective-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-methotrexate-sulfasalazine-and-leflunomide-in-psa-in-comparison-to-spondyloarthritides-other-than-psa
#19
Euthalia Roussou, Aicha Bouraoui
OBJECTIVE: With the aim of assessing the response to treatment with conventional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) used in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), data on methotrexate, sulfasalazine (SSZ), and leflunomide were analyzed from baseline and subsequent follow-up (FU) questionnaires completed by patients with either PsA or other spondyloarthritides (SpAs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single-center real-life retrospective analysis was performed by obtaining clinical data via questionnaires administered before and after treatment...
March 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291196/-cytokine-profile-changes-in-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-associated-uveitis
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E A Drozdova, E V Yadykina, E A Mezentseva, K V Nikushkina
AIM: to identify the differences between serum cytokine profiles in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) with or without uveal tract inflammation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Serum cytokine profiles were studied in two groups of patients: 20 children with JIA and JIA-associated uveitis and 33 children, who had no signs of uveitis under basic therapy for their JIA. All the patients showed drug remission of articular syndrome. Inflammation of the choroid took the form of chronic anterior uveitis...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
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