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Mvv Pavan Kedar, Raviraja V Acharya, K Prakashini
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: The 1987 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria were criticised for classifying patients only in the late stage. The 2010 ACR/European League against Rheumatism (ACR/EULAR) classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were thus formulated to recognize the early stage of disease with high sensitivity. This pilot study was designed to estimate and compare the sensitivities of the 1987 ACR and 2010 ACR/EULAR classification criteria for RA. METHODS: In a tertiary care hospital, the medical records of 97 patients diagnosed with RA were reviewed...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931964/imaging-in-paediatric-rheumatology-is-it-time-for-imaging
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Paz Collado, Clara Malattia
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a heterogeneous group of arthritides characterized by chronic synovial inflammation that can lead to structural damage. The main objective of JIA therapies is to induce disease control to avoid disability in childhood. The advances in therapeutic effectiveness have created a need to search for imaging tools that describe more precisely disease activity in children with JIA. Musculoskeletal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging have demonstrated to be more sensitive than clinical examination in early detection of synovitis...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924643/risk-of-infections-using-anti-tnf-agents-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Silvia Minozzi, Stefanos Bonovas, Theodore Lytras, Valentina Pecoraro, Marien González-Lorenzo, Anan Judina Bastiampillai, Eugenia Maria Gabrielli, Andrea Carlo Lonati, Lorenzo Moja, Michela Cinquini, Valentina Marino, Andrea Matucci, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Giuliano Tocci, Raffaele Scarpa, Delia Goletti, Fabrizio Cantini
Five anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents have received regulatory approval for use in rheumatology: adalimumab, golimumab, infliximab, certolizumab, and etanercept. Apart from their well-documented therapeutic value, it is still uncertain to what extent they are associated with an increased risk of infectious adverse events. Areas covered: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of published randomized studies to determine the effect of anti-TNF drugs on the occurrence of infectious adverse events (serious infections; tuberculosis; opportunistic infections; any infection)...
December 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921150/bone-mineral-density-is-decreased-in-fibromyalgia-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sikarin Upala, Wai Chung Yong, Anawin Sanguankeo
Previous studies have shown that fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is associated with low level of physical activity and exercise, which may lead to an increased risk of osteoporosis. However, studies of bone mineral density (BMD) in fibromyalgia have shown conflicting results. Thus, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to better characterize the association between FMS and BMD. A comprehensive search of the databases MEDLINE and EMBASE was performed from inception through May 2016. The inclusion criterion was the observational studies' assessment of the association between fibromyalgia and bone mineral density in adult subjects...
December 5, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920678/diffuse-bullous-eruptions-in-an-elderly-woman-late-onset-bullous-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#5
Prajwal Boddu, Mojtaba Nadiri, Owais Malik
Vesiculobullous eruptions in the elderly represent a diverse range of varying pathophysiologies and can present a significant clinical dilemma to the diagnostician. Diagnosis requires a careful review of clinical history, attention to detail on physical and histomorphological examination, and appropriate immunofluorescence testing. We describe the case of a 73-year-old female who presented to our hospital with a painful blistering skin rash developed over 2 days. Examination of the skin was remarkable for numerous flaccid hemorrhagic bullae on a normal-appearing nonerythematous skin involving both the upper and lower extremities...
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916278/2016-revisions-to-the-2010-2011-fibromyalgia-diagnostic-criteria
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Frederick Wolfe, Daniel J Clauw, Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, Don L Goldenberg, Winfried Häuser, Robert L Katz, Philip J Mease, Anthony S Russell, Irwin Jon Russell, Brian Walitt
OBJECTIVES: The provisional criteria of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2010 and the 2011 self-report modification for survey and clinical research are widely used for fibromyalgia diagnosis. To determine the validity, usefulness, potential problems, and modifications required for the criteria, we assessed multiple research reports published in 2010-2016 in order to provide a 2016 update to the criteria. METHODS: We reviewed 14 validation studies that compared 2010/2011 criteria with ACR 1990 classification and clinical criteria, as well as epidemiology, clinical, and databank studies that addressed important criteria-level variables...
August 30, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906921/rheumatologists-fail-to-advise-people-with-ra-to-get-immunised-which-matters-if-you-are-under-65-an-audit-in-a-new-zealand-rheumatology-service
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Brendan Ng, Lynn McBain, Rebecca Grainger
AIM: To assess if yearly-influenza and five-yearly pneumococcal vaccines are recommended to people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a New Zealand rheumatology service in accordance with guidelines and determine patient immunisation status for these respiratory pathogens. METHODS: Retrospective review of electronic health records of all outpatients with RA attending a regional rheumatology centre in New Zealand over a one-month period immediately after the release of the 2015 influenza vaccination...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896522/tapering-biologics-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-pragmatic-approach-for-clinical-practice
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Aleksander Lenert, Petar Lenert
Optimal rheumatoid arthritis (RA) therapy in daily clinical practice is based on the treat-to-target strategy. Quicker escalation of therapy and earlier introduction of biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs have led to improved outcomes in RA. However, chronic immunosuppressive therapy is associated with adverse events and higher costs. In addition, our patients frequently express a desire for lower dosing and drug holidays. Current clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatism suggest that rheumatologists consider tapering treatment after achieving remission...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894446/fever-of-unknown-origin-in-childhood
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REVIEW
Michael J Chusid
Childhood fever of unknown origin (FUO) is most often related to an underlying infection but can also be associated with a variety of neoplastic, rheumatologic, and inflammatory conditions. Repeated, focused reviews of patient history and physical examination are often helpful in suggesting a likely diagnosis. Diagnostic workup should be staged, usually leaving invasive testing for last. Advances in molecular genetic techniques have increased the importance of these assays in the diagnosis of FUO in children...
February 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894239/do-the-biologic-agents-increase-the-risk-of-infection-in-patients-undergoing-lower-limb-arthroplasty-surgery
#10
N A Sandiford
BACKGROUND: Biologic agents have contributed significantly to the management of patients with in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A significant proportion of patients with RA still require arthroplasty procedures however. It is unclear whether these agents increase the risk of post operative infection after lower limb arthroplasty . The aim of this review is to review the contemporary literature about this topic along with the recommendations from specialist societies. METHOD: A literature search was performed for articles published over the last 10 years in the English language examining the association between anti-tumour necrosis factor inhibitors and the incidence of post operative infection in patients with RA undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty procedures...
November 27, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890486/towards-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-understand-and-manage-obesity-and-related-diseases
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REVIEW
Stephan C Bischoff, Yves Boirie, Tommy Cederholm, Michael Chourdakis, Cristina Cuerda, Nathalie M Delzenne, Nicolaas E Deutz, Denis Fouque, Laurence Genton, Carmen Gil, Berthold Koletzko, Miguel Leon-Sanz, Raanan Shamir, Joelle Singer, Pierre Singer, Nanette Stroebele-Benschop, Anders Thorell, Arved Weimann, Rocco Barazzoni
Overnutrition and sedentary lifestyle result in overweight or obesity defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. According to the WHO, the worldwide prevalence of obesity nearly doubled between 1980 and 2008. In 2008, over 50% of both men and women in the WHO European Region were overweight, and approximately 23% of women and 20% of men were obese. Comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic approaches should include nutritional treatment to favor the best metabolic and nutritional outcome, as well as to induce potential disease-specific benefits from selected nutritional regimens...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890174/immune-related-adverse-effects-of-cancer-immunotherapy-implications-for-rheumatology
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REVIEW
Laura C Cappelli, Ami A Shah, Clifton O Bingham
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are increasingly studied and used as therapy for a growing number of malignancies. ICIs work by blocking inhibitory pathways of T-cell activation, leading to an immune response directed against tumors. Such nonspecific immunologic activation can lead to immune-related adverse events (IRAEs). Some IRAEs, including inflammatory arthritis, sicca syndrome, myositis, and vasculitis, are of special interest to rheumatologists. As use of ICIs increases, recognition of these IRAEs and developing treatment strategies will become important...
February 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889300/tofacitinib-versus-biologic-treatments-in-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-who-have-had-an-inadequate-response-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-results-from-a-network-meta-analysis
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Maria-Cecilia Vieira, Samuel H Zwillich, Jeroen P Jansen, Brielan Smiechowski, Dean Spurden, Gene V Wallenstein
PURPOSE: Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This analysis compared the efficacy and safety of tofacitinib with biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs in patients with RA and a prior inadequate response (IR) to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi). METHODS: A systematic literature review identified 5 randomized placebo-controlled trials that evaluated tofacitinib or biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) against placebo in patient populations with RA with a prior IR to TNFi...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886804/sarcoidosis-rheumatology-perspective
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REVIEW
Arthur M F Yee
Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory granulomatous disease for which rheumatologists are uniquely trained and qualified to treat. Historically, sarcoidosis has been managed within silos of medical subspecialties, but with increased appreciation of the systemic nature of this disorder and the availability of more therapeutic options, it is clear that a multidisciplinary approach, with the rheumatologist as a key component, can offer more optimal care. This manuscript reviews clinically relevant immunology and pathophysiology, diagnostic issues, management decision-making, and therapeutics in the care of patients with sarcoidosis...
April 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886798/multicentric-reticulohistiocytosis-rheumatology-perspective
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REVIEW
Bahtiyar Toz, Nesimi Büyükbabani, Murat İnanç
Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis (MRH) is a rare, multisystemic non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis characterized by skin and articular involvement, and rarely involves various other organs. There are no specific laboratory findings for MRH. Diagnosis is based on clinical findings and skin or synovial biopsy results. There is currently no consensus for the treatment of MRH. Here, we review the differential diagnosis and treatment options of MRH from the rheumatologist's perspective. We also report an index case of MRH associated with Sjögren's syndrome and pulmonary embolism...
April 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886693/gaps-in-aging-research-as-it-applies-to-rheumatologic-clinical-care
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REVIEW
Una E Makris, Devyani Misra, Raymond Yung
The incidence and prevalence of rheumatologic conditions are increasing and the rheumatology workforce must be aware of aging-specific issues. This article reviews specific barriers to understanding the biology of aging and aging-related mechanisms that may underlie development of rheumatologic diseases in older adults. It summarizes gaps in the assessment, outcomes measurement, and treatment of these diseases in this unique population. It also highlights potential solutions to these barriers and suggests possible ways to bridge the gap, from a research and education standpoint, so that clinicians can be better prepared to effectively manage older adults with rheumatologic conditions...
February 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881864/mass-spectrometry-imaging-a-novel-technology-in-rheumatology
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REVIEW
Beatriz Rocha, Cristina Ruiz-Romero, Francisco J Blanco
Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is used to determine the relative abundance and spatial distribution of biomolecules such as peptides, proteins, lipids and other organic compounds in tissue sections by their molecular masses. This technique provides a sensitive and label-free approach for high-resolution imaging, and is currently used in an increasing number of biomedical applications such as biomarker discovery, tissue classification and drug monitoring. Owing to technological advances in the past 5 years in diverse MSI strategies, this technology is expected to become a standard tool in clinical practice and provides information complementary to that obtained using existing methods...
November 24, 2016: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881692/monitoring-of-urate-lowering-therapy-among-us-veterans-following-the-2012-american-college-of-rheumatology-guidelines-for-management-of-gout
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Jonathan C Hughes, Jessica L Wallace, Candace L Bryant, Brent E Salvig, T Neal Fourakre, William J Stone
BACKGROUND: With the prevalence of and hospitalizations for gout increasing, optimizing care for patients with gout is imperative. The 2012 American College of Rheumatology gout guidelines emphasize that timely monitoring is key to achieving serum urate (SUA) goals. Few studies have examined this metric following the 2012 update, and to our knowledge, none have examined a veteran population. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate adherence to urate-lowering therapy (ULT) monitoring guidelines in a veteran population...
November 22, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876489/morphologic-changes-and-outcomes-after-arthroscopic-acetabular-labral-repair-evaluated-using-postoperative-computed-tomography-arthrography
#19
Jun-Il Yoo, Yong-Chan Ha, Young-Kyun Lee, Guen-Young Lee, Moon-Jib Yoo, Kyung-Hoi Koo
PURPOSE: To investigate smaller sized labra after acetabular labral repair comparing preoperative and postoperative computed tomography arthrography (CTA) and to assess the correlation between the anatomic changes and clinical outcomes. METHODS: The design and protocol of this retrospective study were approved by the institutional review board of our hospital. The inclusion criteria included age older than 18 years and hip pain associated with mechanical symptoms...
November 19, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870762/review-of-current-workforce-for-rheumatology-in-the-countries-of-the-americas-2012-2015
#20
John D Reveille, Roberto Muñoz, Enrique Soriano, Miguel Albanese, Graciela Espada, Carlos Jose Lozada, Ruben Antonio Montúfar, Fernando Neubarth, Gloria M Vasquez, Michel Zummer, Rosa Sheen, Carlo V Caballero-Uribe, Carlos Pineda
BACKGROUND: With the increases in and aging of the populations of the Americas, monitoring the number of rheumatologists is critical to address and focus on areas of greatest need. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to gather data on the rheumatology workforce from 21 national societies in the Pan American League of Associations for Rheumatology (PANLAR). METHODS: In September and October 2012 and again in October and November 2015, the heads of the 21 rheumatology national societies were contacted in the 2012 survey; all national societies responded except Cuba...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
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