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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089976/disease-characteristics-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-development-in-patients-with-early-undifferentiated-arthritis-a-2-year-followup-study
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Gina H Brinkmann, Ellen S Norli, Tore K Kvien, Anne J Haugen, Lars Grøvle, Halvor Nygaard, Olav Bjørneboe, Cathrine Thunem, Maria D Mjaavatten, Elisabeth Lie
OBJECTIVE: To examine the 2-year disease course in patients with undifferentiated arthritis (UA) focusing on fulfillment of the 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism (ACR/EULAR) rheumatoid arthritis (RA) classification criteria. METHODS: Data were provided by the Norwegian Very Early Arthritis Clinic study, which included patients presenting with ≥ 1 swollen joint of ≤ 16 weeks' duration. UA was defined as patients not fulfilling the 2010 ACR/EULAR RA criteria and who did not have a clinical diagnosis other than RA at baseline...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061896/improving-patient-flow-of-people-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-has-the-potential-to-simultaneously-improve-health-outcomes-and-reduce-direct-costs
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R Puchner, R Hochreiter, H Pieringer, A Vavrovsky
BACKGROUND: In our current economic climate of scarce resources there is a lot of debate around the best - and most efficient - way of delivering care, which points patients towards the right physician at the earliest opportunity. The aim of the study was to assess whether an improvement in the interdisciplinary management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has the potential to simultaneously improve health outcomes and reduce costs. METHODS: In a first step, we modelled the ways which lead patients with RA to the correct diagnosis, and the relevant specialist, respectively...
January 7, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028155/abatacept-reduces-disease-activity-and-ultrasound-power-doppler-in-acpa-negative-undifferentiated-arthritis-a-proof-of-concept-clinical-and-imaging-study
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Maya H Buch, Elizabeth M A Hensor, Chadi Rakieh, Jane E Freeston, Edward Middleton, Sarah Horton, Sudipto Das, Charles Peterfy, Ai Lyn Tan, Richard J Wakefield, Paul Emery
OBJECTIVES: No proven treatment exists for ACPA-negative undifferentiated arthritis (UA). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether abatacept is effective in treating poor prognosis, ACPA-negative UA, including its effect on power Doppler on US (PDUS). METHODS: A proof-of-concept, open-label, prospective study of 20 patients with DMARD-naïve, ACPA-negative UA (⩾2 joint synovitis) and PDUS ⩾ 1 with clinical and 20-joint US (grey scale/PDUS) assessments at baseline, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months...
January 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013432/association-of-human-leukocyte-a-b-and-dr-antigens-in-colombian-patients-with-diagnosis-of-spondyloarthritis
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Ana M Santos, Paola Peña, Mabel Avila, Ignacio Briceño, Carlos Jaramillo, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcon, Juan C Rueda, Eugenia-Lucia Saldarriaga, Jose-Ignacio Angarita, Nancy Martinez-Rodriguez, John Londono
There is substantial evidence that non-B27 major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes are associated with spondyloarthritis (SpA). Studies in Mexican and Tunisian populations demonstrated the association of SpA and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B15. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of HLA-A, B, and DR antigens in a group of Colombian patients with a diagnosis of SpA. A total of 189 patients and 100 healthy subjects were included in the present study. All subjects underwent a complete characterization of HLA alleles A, B, and DR...
December 24, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979657/undifferentiated-connective-tissue-disease-and-interstitial-lung-disease-trying-to-define-patterns
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María Laura Alberti, Francisco Paulin, Heidegger Mateos Toledo, Martín Eduardo Fernández, Fabián Matías Caro, Jorge Rojas-Serrano, Mayra Edith Mejía
OBJECTIVES: To identify clinical or immunological features in patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) associated interstitial lung disease (ILD), in order to group them and recognize different functional and high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) behavior. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study. Patients meeting Kinder criteria for UCTD were included. We defined the following predictive variables: 'highly specific' connective tissue disease (CTD) manifestations (Raynaud's phenomenon, dry eyes or arthritis), high antinuclear antibody (ANA) titer (above 1: 320), and 'specific' ANA staining patterns (centromere, cytoplasmic and nucleolar patterns)...
December 12, 2016: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974097/in-early-inflammatory-polyarthritis-more-intensive-management-according-to-2010-acr-eular-criteria-leads-to-higher-rates-of-clinical-remission-comparison-of-two-cohorts-treated-according-to-different-treat-to-target-protocols
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Silvia Balduzzi, Carlo Alberto Scirè, Garifallia Sakellariou, Francesca Benaglio, Serena Bugatti, Carlomaurizio Montecucco, Roberto Caporali
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the 12-month probability of remission in early inflammatory arthritis with a milder treatment based on the 1987 criteria or a more intensive protocol based on the 2010 criteria. METHODS: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or undifferentiated arthritis (UA) (2005-2012) were included. Before October 2010, patients fulfilling the 1987 criteria received methotrexate (MTX) and possibly low-dose prednisone, while UA hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) (1987-driven cohort)...
December 13, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943044/anti-mcv-antibodies-predict-radiographic-progression-in-greek-patients-with-very-early-3%C3%A2-months-duration-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Georgia Barouta, Christina G Katsiari, Ioannis Alexiou, Christos Liaskos, Areti Varna, Dimitrios P Bogdanos, Anastasios E Germenis, Lazaros I Sakkas
This study aimed to assess the diagnostic and prognostic value of anti-mutated citrullinated vimentin (MCV) antibodies in very early rheumatoid arthritis (VERA) and in established rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Seventy-one patients with undifferentiated arthritis (UA) of <3 months duration, 141 with established RA, 53 with other rheumatic diseases, and 40 healthy individuals were included in the study. Anti-MCV, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibodies, and rheumatoid factor (RF) were determined and hand radiographs were recorded...
December 10, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906774/lessons-from-characterization-and-treatment-of-the-autoinflammatory-syndromes
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Ivona Aksentijevich, Michael F McDermott
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The list of genes associated with systemic inflammatory diseases has been steadily growing because of the explosion of new genomic technologies. Significant advances in the past year have deepened our understanding of the molecular mechanisms linked to inflammation and elucidated insights on the efficacy of specific therapies for these and related conditions. We review the molecular pathogenesis of four recently characterized monogenic autoinflammatory diseases: haploinsufficiency of A20, otulipenia, a severe form of pyrin-associated disease, and a monogenic form of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852377/-predictive-value-of-dynamic-enhanced-mr-synovial-wash-in-rate-in-progression-to-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-patients-with-undifferentiated-arthritis
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H X Li, J Qu, Y Zhan, X W Lei
Objective: To investigate the predictive value of dynamic enhanced MR synovial wash in rate (WASHIN) in progression to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in patients with undifferentiated arthritis (UA). Methods: The data of dynamic enhanced MR synovial WASHIN and C- reactive protein (CRP) of 33 patients with UA were analyzed between October 2014 and January 2016 from Tianjin First Center Hospital, so as to evaluate the correlation between the two indicators. According to the value of CRP, the patients were divided into two groups, the CRP>8 mg/L for CRP positive group (18 cases), CRP≤8 mg/L for CRP negative group (15 cases)...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829677/undifferentiated-arthritis-abatacept-for-treating-acpa-negative-ua
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Jessica McHugh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2016: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829394/the-scottish-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-sera-study-an-inception-cohort-and-biobank
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James Dale, Caron Paterson, Ann Tierney, Stuart H Ralston, David M Reid, Neil Basu, John Harvie, Neil D McKay, Sarah Saunders, Hilary Wilson, Robin Munro, Ruth Richmond, Derek Baxter, Michael McMahon, John McLaren, Vinod Kumar, Stefan Siebert, Iain McInnes, Duncan Porter
The Scottish Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (SERA) study is an inception cohort of rheumatoid (RA) and undifferentiated arthritis (UA) patients that aims to provide a contemporary description of phenotype and outcome and facilitate discovery of phenotypic and prognostic biomarkers METHODS: Demographic and clinical outcome data are collected from newly diagnosed RA/UA patients every 6 months from around Scotland. Health service utilization data is acquired from Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland...
November 9, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756248/the-impact-of-unrecognized-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-on-the-incidence-of-preeclampsia-and-fetal-growth-restriction-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Arsenio Spinillo, Fausta Beneventi, Elena Locatelli, Vèronique Ramoni, Roberto Caporali, Claudia Alpini, Giulia Albonico, Chiara Cavagnoli, Carlomaurizio Montecucco
BACKGROUND: The burden of pregnancy complications associated with well defined, already established systemic rheumatic diseases preexisting pregnancy such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus or scleroderma is well known. Systemic rheumatic diseases are characterized by a long natural history with few symptoms, an undifferentiated picture or a remitting course making difficult a timely diagnosis. It has been suggested that screening measures for these diseases could be useful but the impact of unrecognized systemic rheumatic disorders on pregnancy outcome is unknown...
October 18, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744399/success-rate-and-utility-of-ultrasound-guided-synovial-biopsies-in-clinical-practice
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Aurélie Najm, Carl Orr, Marie-Françoise Heymann, Géraldine Bart, Douglas J Veale, Benoît Le Goff
OBJECTIVE: The utility of synovial biopsy in increasing our understanding of the pathogenesis of inflammatory arthropathies, as well as in evaluating treatments, is well established. Ultrasound (US) allows synovial assessment and therefore assists in biopsying synovial tissue in a safe and well-tolerated manner. This study's objectives were to (1) determine the rate of success in retrieving synovial tissue using US guidance, (2) describe the indications for US-guided synovial biopsies in the clinical setting, (3) determine how frequently the synovial biopsy can lead to a clear diagnosis, and (4) assess the quality of the synovial tissue obtained using this technique...
December 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719973/imaging-of-pulmonary-manifestations-of-connective-tissue-diseases
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Jitesh Ahuja, Deepika Arora, Jeffrey P Kanne, Travis S Henry, J David Godwin
Connective tissue diseases (CTDs) are a heterogeneous group of conditions characterized by circulating autoantibodies and autoimmune-mediated organ damage. Common CTDs with lung manifestations are rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma or systemic sclerosis, Sjögren syndrome, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosis, mixed connective tissue disease, and undifferentiated connective tissue disease. The most common histopathologic patterns of CTD-related interstitial lung disease are nonspecific interstitial pneumonia, usual interstitial pneumonia, organizing pneumonia, and lymphoid interstitial pneumonia...
November 2016: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680540/rheumatologists-adherence-to-a-disease-activity-score-steered-treatment-protocol-in-early-arthritis-patients-is-less-if-the-target-is-remission
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G Akdemir, I M Markusse, Y P M Goekoop-Ruiterman, G M Steup-Beekman, B A M Grillet, P J S M Kerstens, W F Lems, T W J Huizinga, C F Allaart
To compare rheumatologists' adherence to treatment protocols for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) targeted at Disease Activity Score (DAS) ≤2.4 or <1.6. The BeSt-study enrolled 508 early RA (1987) patients targeted at DAS ≤2.4. The IMPROVED-study included 479 early RA (2010) and 122 undifferentiated arthritis patients targeted at DAS <1.6. We evaluated rheumatologists' adherence to the protocols and assessed associated opinions and conditions during 5 years. Protocol adherence was higher in BeSt than in IMPROVED (86 and 70 %), with a greater decrease in IMPROVED (from 100 to 48 %) than in BeSt (100 to 72 %)...
September 28, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595364/follicular-helper-t-cells-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Alicia Beatriz Costantino, Cristina Del Valle Acosta, Laura Onetti, Eduardo Mussano, Ignacio Isaac Cadile, Paola Virginia Ferrero
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that is characterized by the presence of different autoantibodies such as rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-citrullinated protein antibodies. CD4T cells expressing CXCR5, referred as follicular helper T cells (Tfh), collaborate with B cells to produce antibodies. Differential expression of CXCR3 and CCR6 within CD4(+)CXCR5(+) T cells defines three mayor subsets: CXCR3(+)CCR6(-) (Tfh1), CXCR3(-)CCR6(-) (Tfh2) and CXCR3(-)CCR6(+) (Tfh17)...
August 29, 2016: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538766/utility-of-ultrasonography-in-guiding-modification-of-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-and-steroid-therapy-for-inflammatory-arthritis-in-routine-clinical-practice
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York Kiat Tan, Li-Ching Chew, John C Allen, Weng Kit Lye, Lei Lei Htay, Ali Hassan, Philip G Conaghan, Julian Thumboo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the utility of ultrasonography in guiding modification of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) and steroid therapy for inflammatory arthritis (IA) in routine clinical practice. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we analyzed DMARD and steroid use in IA patients referred to a rheumatologist-led ultrasound clinic. Power Doppler (PD) vascularity and greyscale (GS) synovial hypertrophy joint findings were categorized as positive/negative for each patient...
August 19, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499837/autoimmune-syndromes-presenting-as-a-paraneoplastic-manifestation-of-myelodysplastic-syndromes-clinical-features-course-treatment-and-outcome
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Bradley T Williamson, Lynda Foltz, Heather A Leitch
Autoimmune manifestations (AIM) are reported in up to 10-30% of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) patients; this association is not well defined. We present herein a retrospective chart review of single center MDS patients for AIM, a case discussion and a literature review. Of 252 MDS patients examined, 11 (4.4%) had AIM around MDS diagnosis. International Prognostic Scoring System scores were: low or intermediate (int)-1 (n=7); int-2 or high (n=4). AIM were: culture negative sepsis (n=7); inflammatory arthritis (n=3); vasculitis (n=4); sweats; pericarditis; polymyalgia rheumatica (n=2 each); mouth ulcers; pulmonary infiltrates; suspicion for Behcet's; polychondritis and undifferentiated (n=1 each)...
May 10, 2016: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478675/toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-like-lesions-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-possibly-triggered-by-sulfasalazine
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Simon Krabbe, Cigdem Gül, Bjarne Andersen, Niels Tvede
This case report describes a patient with arthritis of the large joints, bilateral sacroiliitis, and positive anti-SSA and anti-dsDNA antibody, who received sulfasalazine and shortly thereafter became critically ill. He developed toxic epidermal necrolysis, hemolytic anemia, lymphopenia, markedly elevated ferritin, and muscle wasting. A diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus was made, and mycophenolate mofetil and systemic glucocorticoids brought this severe disease under control. Toxic epidermal necrolysis-like lesions and hemophagocytic syndrome have been reported as manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus...
2016: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449503/safety-efficacy-and-immunogenicity-of-switching-from-innovator-to-biosimilar-infliximab-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis-a-6-month-real-life-observational-study
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Maurizio Benucci, Francesca Li Gobbi, Francesca Bandinelli, Arianna Damiani, Maria Infantino, Valentina Grossi, Mariangela Manfredi, Simone Parisi, Enrico Fusaro, Alberto Batticciotto, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Fabiola Atzeni, Francesca Meacci
Biosimilar infliximab (INX) was recently approved by the European Medicine Agency for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and psoriasis on the grounds that its pharmacokinetics, safety, and efficacy were comparable to those of innovator INX. The aim of this study was to investigate the real-life efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity of switching from innovator to biosimilar INX in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA)...
July 23, 2016: Immunologic Research
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