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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526894/association-of-hla-b27-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-clinical-features-of-the-hla-b27-associated-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-meta-analysis
#1
Hai Lin, Yi-Zhen Gong
Many studies have estimated the correlation between HLA-B27 polymorphisms and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, the results were controversial. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to determine the association of HLA-B*27 polymorphisms with AS and investigate the impacts of HLA-B27 on the clinical symptoms of AS patients. A comprehensive search was performed in PubMed, Web of Science and Embase databases to retrieve the eligible studies, which addressed the association between HLA-B27 polymorphisms and AS susceptibility...
May 19, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520640/twenty-four-month-follow-up-of-tocilizumab-therapy-for-refractory-uveitis-related-macular-edema
#2
Marina Mesquida, Blanca Molins, Victor Llorenç, María V Hernández, Gerard Espinosa, Maite Sainz de la Maza, Alfredo Adán
BACKGROUND: To report the 24-month efficacy and safety of the interleukin-6 receptor antagonist tocilizumab (TCZ) for refractory uveitis-related macular edema (ME). METHODS: Data were obtained by standardized chart review. Patients with quiescent uveitis seen at a single tertiary referral center, for whom ME was the principal cause of reduced visual acuity. OUTCOME MEASURES: Central foveal thickness measured by optical coherence tomography; degree of anterior and posterior chamber; inflammation (Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature Working Group criteria); and visual acuity (Snellen and logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution) were recorded in all patients during TCZ therapy at months 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24...
May 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489625/the-disease-of-the-italian-poet-giacomo-leopardi-1798-1837-a-case-of-juvenile-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-the-19th-century
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Erik Pietro Sganzerla, Michele Augusto Riva
Some authors sustained that the pessimistic thought of the Italian writer and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) may be attributed to his unhappy life, characterized by several health problems. His philosophical theories appear as the result of depressive and melancholic state, related to his precarious health conditions, so limiting their intrinsic values. Several authors formulated various hypotheses on the diseases that Leopardi suffered from and postulated different theories on the cause of his early death...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485181/higher-risk-of-incident-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-patients-with-uveitis-a-secondary-cohort-analysis-of-a-nationwide-population-based-health-claims-database
#4
M-C Lu, B-B Hsu, M Koo, N-S Lai
OBJECTIVES: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a progressive, systemic, inflammatory autoimmune disease that typically affects young adults. Uveitis is a common extra-articular manifestation of AS. Nevertheless, the magnitude of the risk of AS among patients with uveitis is not clear. The aim of this secondary retrospective cohort study was to investigate the risk of incident AS in patients with uveitis using data from a nationwide, population-based health claims research database. METHOD: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified 6637 patients with uveitis between 2000 and 2012...
May 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413099/second-line-biologic-therapy-optimization-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis
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REVIEW
Fabrizio Cantini, Laura Niccoli, Carlotta Nannini, Emanuele Cassarà, Olga Kaloudi, Ennio Giulio Favalli, Andrea Becciolini, Maurizio Benucci, Francesca Li Gobbi, Serena Guiducci, Rosario Foti, Marta Mosca, Delia Goletti
OBJECTIVE: The Italian board for the TAilored BIOlogic therapy (ITABIO) reviewed the most consistent literature to indicate the best strategy for the second-line biologic choice in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: Systematic review of the literature to identify English-language articles on efficacy of second-line biologic choice in RA, PsA, and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Data were extracted from available randomized, controlled trials, national biologic registries, national healthcare databases, post-marketing surveys, and open-label observational studies...
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412702/case-control-study-on-dactylitis-enthesitis-and-anterior-uveitis-in-spondyloarthritis-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-role-of-coexistent-psoriasis
#6
Fabrizio Cantini, Laura Niccoli, Carlotta Nannini, Emanuele Cassarà, Olga Kaloudi, Fernando Rizzello, Paolo Gionchetti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of dactylitis, enthesitis, and anterior uveitis (AU) in spondyloarthritis (SpA) associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD-SpA) compared with other SpA, and to assess the role of associated psoriasis in the occurrence of dactylitis and enthesitis. METHODS: In a 12-month case-control study, the frequency of dactylitis and enthesitis in 29 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 59 with Crohn disease (CD) who satisfied the Spondyloarthritis international Society criteria for axial or peripheral SpA was compared with 176 controls, including 97 (55...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386763/ankylosing-spondylitis-hla-b-27-positive-versus-hla-b-27-negative-disease
#7
REVIEW
Nurullah Akkoç, Handan Yarkan, Gökçe Kenar, Muhammad A Khan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review our current knowledge about the clinical features of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who possess HLA-B*27 versus those who lack this gene. RECENT FINDINGS: ERAP1 association is present only in HLA-B*27+ patients, but other genetic associations are similar between the two groups. A genetic study supports the existence of an HLA-B27-independent common link between gut inflammation and AS. It is unusual to observe familial occurrence of primary AS among families of northern European extraction that show no segregation of HLA-B*27, psoriasis, or IBD...
May 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384720/mirna-copy-number-variants-confer-susceptibility-to-acute-anterior-uveitis-with-or-without-ankylosing-spondylitis
#8
Lu Yang, Liping Du, Yingying Yue, Yike Huang, Qingyun Zhou, Shuang Cao, Jian Qi, Liang Liang, Lili Wu, Chaokui Wang, Zi Ye, Yuan Tian, Aize Kijlstra, Shengping Hou, Peizeng Yang
Purpose: To investigate the association of microRNA (miRNA) copy number variants (CNVs) with acute anterior uveitis (AAU) with or without ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to assess underlying disease mechanisms. Methods: This study included 768 patients with AAU+AS+ or AAU+AS- and 660 controls from a Chinese Han population. Genotyping of CNVs was performed by TaqMan PCR. The expression of miRNAs, transfection efficiency of miR-9-3, and cytokine production were measured by real-time PCR, flow cytometry, or ELISA...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254789/tumour-necrosis-factor-inhibitor-treatment-and-occurrence-of-anterior-uveitis-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-results-from-the-swedish-biologics-register
#9
Elisabeth Lie, Ulf Lindström, Tatiana Zverkova-Sandström, Inge C Olsen, Helena Forsblad-d'Elia, Johan Askling, Meliha C Kapetanovic, Lars Erik Kristensen, Lennart T H Jacobsson
OBJECTIVES: Tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitor (TNFi) treatment has been shown to reduce the rates of anterior uveitis (AU) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Our objective was to compare the effect of adalimumab (ADA), etanercept (ETN) and infliximab (IFX) on AU occurrence in AS, using real-world data. METHODS: Patients with AS starting ADA, ETN or IFX as their first TNFi from January 2003 to December 2010 were extracted from the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register...
March 2, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197814/choroidal-thickness-changes-determined-by-edi-oct-on-acute-anterior-uveitis-in-patients-with-hla-b27-positive-ankylosing-spondylitis
#10
Berna Basarir, Ugur Celik, Cigdem Altan, Nimet Burcu Celik
PURPOSE: To evaluate the choroidal thickness on acute anterior uveitis in patients with HLA-B27-positive ankylosing spondylitis. METHODS: In this study, 32 eyes of 16 HLA-B27 positive AS patients with anterior uveitis and age-matched 19 eyes for control group were analyzed between January 2014 and April 2015. Assessment criteria were uveitis activity, visual acuity, flare existence, subfoveal choroidal thickness and central macular thickness measurements. RESULTS: The mean subfoveal choroidal thicknesses in affected eye group (Group 1), unaffected eye group (Group 2) and control group (Group 3) were 348...
February 14, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124984/acute-anterior-uveitis-as-a-risk-factor-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-national-population-based-study
#11
Ju-Chuan Yen, Chia-An Hsu, Sheng-Huang Hsiao, Min-Huei Hsu
INTRODUCTION: In clinical settings, acute anterior uveitis (AAU) could be the first presentation of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Based on this hypothesis, we investigate whether AAU is a risk factor in developing AS later by using National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cohort comparison study used longitudinal Taiwanese NHIRD to probe the relative risk odds of AAU for AS development, and consisted of all patients diagnosed with AAU (n = 5621) (ICD-9-CM codes 364...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043168/plasma-levels-of-pentraxin-3-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
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Renato Nisihara, Thelma L Skare, João Otávio Zeni, Henrique Rasera, Karita Lidani, Iara Messias-Reason
CONTEXT: Determining the disease's inflammatory activity in spondyloarthritis (SpA) is difficult although very important as it is this that drives treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if plasma pentraxin-3 (PTX3) could act as an inflammatory marker in SpA. METHODS: Eighty one SpA patients (11 with psoriatic arthritis (PsoA) and 70 with ankylosing spondylitis (AS)) and 90 gender and age paired controls were studied for plasma PTX3 levels by ELISA...
January 17, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040243/radiographic-damage-and-progression-of-the-cervical-spine-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients-treated-with-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitors-facet-joints-vs-vertebral-bodies
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Fiona Maas, Anneke Spoorenberg, Elisabeth Brouwer, Eveline van der Veer, Hendrika Bootsma, Reinhard Bos, Freke R Wink, Suzanne Arends
OBJECTIVES: To investigate radiographic damage and 4-year progression of the cervical facet joints in a prospective observational cohort of AS patients treated with TNF-α inhibitors, to compare this with damage and progression of the cervical vertebral bodies, and to study the relation with patient characteristics and clinical outcome. METHODS: Patients from the Groningen Leeuwarden AS (GLAS) cohort starting TNF-α inhibitors with baseline and 4-year radiographs were included...
April 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965977/lack-of-association-between-genetic-polymorphisms-of-jak-stat-signaling-pathway-genes-and-acute-anterior-uveitis-in-han-chinese
#14
Ling Cheng, Hongsong Yu, Yan Jiang, Juan He, Sisi Pu, Xin Li, Li Zhang
Purpose. This study aimed to investigate the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of JAK-STAT signaling pathway genes and acute anterior uveitis (AAU) with or without ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in the Han Chinese population. Methods. Eleven SNPs of the JAK1, JAK2, STAT1, IRF1, and NOS2 genes were analyzed in 443 AAU patients with AS, 486 AAU patients without AS, and 714 healthy controls. Genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP assay or TaqMan® probe assay. The Chi-squared (χ(2)) test and multivariate logistic regression analysis were used to compare the distributions of alleles and genotypes between patients and controls...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964790/the-eye-and-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-the-eye-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-ankylosing-spondylitis-psoriatic-arthritis
#15
REVIEW
Philip Ian Murray, Saaeha Rauz
Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis are associated with potentially sight-threatening inflammatory eye disease. Although the ocular manifestations associated with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis are similar, such as anterior uveitis, this differs from rheumatoid arthritis where dry eye, peripheral ulcerative keratitis and scleritis are the major ocular complications. Apart from causing sight loss, these conditions are painful, debilitating, often recurrent or chronic and may require long-term therapy...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956325/profile-of-patients-with-uveitis-referred-to-a-multidisciplinary-unit-in-northern-spain
#16
P Fanlo, H Heras, D Pérez, G Tiberio, G Espinosa, A Adan
OBJECTIVE: To describe the main characteristics of a cohort of patients with uveitis referred to a multidisciplinary unit in northern Spain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of clinical records of patients evaluated in the Multidisciplinary Unit of the Navarra Hospital Complex from the period January 2010 until March 2015. An analysis was performed on the demographic characteristics, origin, types of uveitis, laterality, and aetiology. The present series was also compared with 2 previous series from Castilla y León and Barcelona...
December 7, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941197/-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases-and-accompanying-comorbidities
#17
Maria Majdan
Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases (IMIDs) are a group of unrelated conditions that share common inflammatory pathways with immune dysregulation and imbalance in inflammatory cytokines. The aetiology of these conditions is unknown. IMIDs encompassing disorders as diverse as asthma, type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriasis (Ps), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), uveitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918224/ocular-autoimmune-systemic-inflammatory-infectious-study-oasis-report-1-epidemiology-and-classification
#18
Elizabeth J Chen, Muhammad Amir Bin Ismail, Helen Mi, Su Ling Ho, Wee Kiak Lim, Stephen C Teoh, Rupesh Agrawal
PURPOSE: To report the epidemiology and classification of ocular inflammation at a tertiary eye care center in Singapore. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of the clinical records of consecutive new cases from the Ocular Autoimmune Systemic Inflammatory Infectious Study (OASIS) database from 2004-2015. RESULTS: A total of 2200 patients were studied from the OASIS database. The most common anatomic diagnosis was anterior uveitis (55.9%), posterior uveitis (17...
December 5, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911110/mannose-binding-lectin-deficiency-in-brazilian-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
#19
Thelma L Skare, Renato Nisihara, Juliana Z Cieslinski, João O Zeni, Henrique N Rasera, Iara Messias-Reason, Shirley R R Utiyama
BACKGROUND: Infections are usually involved in the pathogenesis of spondyloarthritis (SpA). Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is a component of the innate immune system with an important role in microbial defense. OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of MBL deficiency in SpA patients as well as its influence in the clinical profile of these diseases. METHODS: We studied 89 SpA patients and 89 healthy individuals, paired for age and gender. MBL serum levels were measured by ELISA test...
February 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899002/in-axial-spondyloarthritis-never-smokers-ex-smokers-and-current-smokers-show-a-gradient-of-increasing-disease-severity-results-from-the-scotland-registry-for-ankylosing-spondylitis-siras
#20
Gareth T Jones, Tiara Ratz, Linda E Dean, Gary J Macfarlane, Fabiola Atzeni
Objectives To examine the relationship between smoking, smoking cessation, and disease characteristics/quality of life (QoL) in spondyloarthritis. Methods The Scotland Registry for Ankylosing Spondylitis collects data from clinically diagnosed patients with spondyloarthritis. Clinical data, including Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis indices of disease activity (BASDAI) and function (BASFI), was obtained from medical records. Postal questionnaires provided information on smoking status and QoL (Ankylosing Spondylitis QoL questionnaire; ASQoL)...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
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