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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645795/high-frame-rate-power-doppler-ultrasound-is-more-sensitive-than-conventional-power-doppler-in-detecting-rheumatic-vascularisation
#1
Myrthe van der Ven, Jolanda J Luime, Levinia L van der Velden, Johan G Bosch, Johanna M W Hazes, Hendrik J Vos
Early recognition of joint inflammation will increase treatment efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Yet, conventional power Doppler (PD) ultrasound might not be sufficiently sensitive to detect minor inflammation. We investigated the sensitivity of high-frame rate Doppler, combined with singular value decomposition technique, to suppress tissue signals, for microvascular flow in a flow phantom setup and in a proof-of-principle study in healthy controls and in RA patients with different disease activities...
June 20, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642858/pathological-fracture-of-femoral-neck-leading-to-a-diagnosis-of-wilson-s-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#2
Nishit Bhatnagar, Purushotham Lingaiah, Jeetendra Singh Lodhi, Yugal Karkhur
Wilson's disease (WD) is a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism. It chiefly has hepatic, neurological and ophthalmic manifestations. Although osteoporosis, rickets and early arthritis are common features of WD, they are under-recognized. Musculoskeletal manifestations very rarely lead to diagnosis of the disease. Here we present a case of a 12-year-old girl who presented with a 3-month-old pathological fracture of neck of femur. WD was diagnosed on investigating the cause of the pathological fracture, which was managed by performing a conventional McMurray's intertrochanteric osteotomy...
May 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639104/gene-mutations-and-clinical-phenotypes-in-chinese-children-with-blau-syndrome
#3
Caifeng Li, Junmei Zhang, Shipeng Li, Tongxin Han, Weiying Kuang, Yifang Zhou, Jianghong Deng, Xiaohua Tan
The mutations of CARD15 gene and clinical features of Chinese patients with Blau syndrome were analyzed. We identified 10 missense mutations, out of which five were new: R334L, E383D, R471C, C495R and D512F. The rest of them, R334W, R334Q, G481D, M513T and R587C, have been reported previously. Among all the mutations, R334W, R334Q and C495R had the highest frequency. Blau syndrome was found at early age after birth. It began with lepidic rash and symmetric polyarthritis and was phenotypically characterized by typical rash, arthritis, iridocyclitis and arteritis...
June 16, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638695/pre-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-prevention
#4
REVIEW
Binoy J Paul, Hemanth Illath Kandy, Vinod Krishnan
Pre-rheumatoid arthritis (pre-RA) is the preclinical period of the disease that precedes the onset of clinically apparent RA. It includes the interaction between genetic and environmental risk factors and development of disease-related autoantibodies and joint symptoms and signs, which may be considered nonspecific or unclassified for RA. A better understanding of the pre-RA stage will be useful in developing screening programs for early detection of RA. Identifying and modifying risk factors such as smoking, periodontitis, obesity, viral infections, and hormonal or dietary factors will be useful in preventing RA in susceptible population...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638685/carotid-artery-stiffness-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Servet Yolbaş, Nevzat Gözel, Mustafa Necati Dağlı, Süleyman Serdar Koca, Emir Dönder
OBJECTIVE: Increased carotid arterial stiffness (CAS) is a predictor of subclinical early atherosclerosis as well as carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT). We aimed to determine CAS and cIMT in Behçet's disease (BD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: BD (n=49) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (n=64) patients and healthy controls (HC) (n=40) were included in the study. cIMT was measured. CAS indices, including arterial compliance (AC), arterial distensibility (AD), Young's elastic modulus (YEM), Peterson's elastic modulus (Ep), and β stiffness index (βSI) were measured based on the diameter-pressure relationship...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634699/cost-effective-analysis-of-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
Ashit Syngle, Sudeep Kaur, Inderjeet Verma, Tanya Syngle, Vijaita Syngle
The main objective of the study was to perform the pharmacoeconomic analysis of synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in rheumatoid arthritis patients. A prospective, observational study was conducted in 98 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients meeting 2010 Rheumatoid Arthritis Classification Criteria. Treatment-naive RA patients were initiated on synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD/s) and followed up for 3 months. Average cost-effectiveness analysis was done by taking Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) score as a measure of effectiveness...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633956/a-time-adjustable-pulsatile-release-system-for-ketoprofen-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-investigation-in-a-pharmacokinetic-study-and-an-ivivc-evaluation
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Haiying Wang, Lizhen Cheng, Haoyang Wen, Caiyan Li, Yuenan Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Yongfei Wang, Yanyan Wang, Tuanjie Wang, Weisan Pan, Xinggang Yang
A time-adjustable pulsatile release system (TAPS) containing ketoprofen (KF) as an active pharmaceutical agent was developed having been designed for bedtime dosing and releasing drug in the early morning to control the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The formulation involved a tablet core (KF) and a control-release layer, and the coating membrane was composed of EC and Eudragit L100. A single-factor study, a central composite design and a response surface method were selected to optimize the formula and the optimum prescription was as follows: tablet core (KF 50mg, MCC 70mg, lactose 40mg, L-HPC 38mg), and film (EC 7...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631696/-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-two-stages-of-disease
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D G Rumyantseva, T V Dubinina, A B Demina, O A Rumyantseva, E M Agafonova, A V Smirnov, Sh F Erdes
AIM: To compare the clinical manifestations of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nrAxSpA). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A Moscow early spondyloarthritis cohort has now included 132 patients with axial spondyloarthritis, of whom 69 patients who have been followed up at least 12 months are to be involved in a preliminary analysis. The mean age at the time of inclusion in the study was 28.1±5.5 years; the mean disease duration was 24...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631066/rheumatoid-vasculitis-a-diminishing-yet-devastating-menace
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REVIEW
Shweta Kishore, Lisa Maher, Vikas Majithia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Rheumatoid vasculitis (RV) is an unusual complication of long-standing rheumatoid arthritis, which is characterized by the development of necrotizing or leukocytoclastic vasculitis involving small or medium-sized vessels. In this review, we aim to provide an update on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and management of this challenging extra-articular manifestation. RECENT FINDINGS: RV is heterogenous in its clinical presentation depending on the organ and size of blood vessels involved...
July 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630849/a-case-of-chronic-inflammation-of-the-ankle-joint-with-subtle-signs-of-inflammation-a-rare-presentation-of-tuberculosis-ankle
#10
Jeevan Pereira, S Anoop, George Joy Pettah
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis (TB) of the ankle is an uncommon presentation of extrapulmonary infection. The early diagnosis of TB arthritis of the ankle is difficult because of the uncommon site, the ability of TB to mimic other disorders and, all too common, lack of awareness of about this infection in ankle joint. CASE REPORT: A 30-year-old male presented with a 1-year history of right ankle pain and swelling. He denied any history of recent infection but had had recurrent ankle pain that had been treated accordingly...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630839/septic-arthritis-of-the-hip-complicated-by-secondary-fungal-superinfection
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Scott Matthews, Sam Sloan, Daniel McCaffrey, Angel Ruiz
INTRODUCTION: Fungal joint infection can lead to serious consequences for those affected. It can often be a delayed diagnosis due to initial negative organism growth or lack of clinician awareness. Treatment should be early and aggressive to prevent patient morbidity and mortality. CASE REPORT: We present a case of staphylococcal septic arthritis of the native hip joint with secondary superinfection by Candida albicans in a young patient with no appreciable risk factors...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630715/can-hip-arthroscopy-in-the-presence-of-arthritis-delay-the-need-for-hip-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
A Viswanath, V Khanduja
Hip arthroscopy for joint preservation surgery has grown immensely over the last two decades. There is now an increasing trend to try and expand the role of hip arthroscopy to include patients of an older age or perhaps even with signs of arthritis, instead of the established patient group of young adults with mechanical symptoms or serious athletes. But how much of this growth is really justified? Once arthritis is apparent, the arthroscopic procedures needed to try and limit progression of the disease are likely to be different to those needed in young adult non-arthritic hips...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629689/advanced-power-doppler-technique-increases-synovial-vascularity-detection-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Davide Orlandi, Salvatore Gitto, Silvia Perugin Bernardi, Angelo Corazza, Luca De Flaviis, Enzo Silvestri, Marco Amedeo Cimmino, Luca Maria Sconfienza
We compared the diagnostic performance of an advanced power Doppler technique (superb microvascular imaging [SMI]) with that of power Doppler Imaging (PDI) and B-mode ultrasound (US) in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and RA under treatment with rituximab. Thirty patients (21 women aged 45 ± 11 y) affected by RA with remission to moderate disease activity were examined. Both hand joints were evaluated using US, PDI and SMI. Two radiologists reviewed all video clips and evaluated synovial vascularity intensity using a semi-quantitative scoring system...
June 16, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629188/serum-biomarkers-for-discrimination-between-hepatitis-c-related-arthropathy-and-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Isabela Siloşi, Lidia Boldeanu, Viorel Biciuşcă, Maria Bogdan, Carmen Avramescu, Citto Taisescu, Vlad Padureanu, Mihail Virgil Boldeanu, Anica Dricu, Cristian Adrian Siloşi
In the present study, we aimed to estimate the concentrations of cytokines (interleukin 6, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, TNF-α) and auto-antibodies (rheumatoid factor IgM isotype, IgM-RF, antinuclear auto-antibodies, ANA, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies IgG isotype, IgG anti-CCP3.1, anti-cardiolipin IgG isotype, IgG anti-aCL) in serum of patients with eRA (early rheumatoid arthritis) and HCVrA (hepatitis C virus-related arthropathy) and to assess the utility of IL-6, TNF-α together with IgG anti-CCP and IgM-RF in distinguishing between patients with true eRA and HCVrA, in the idea of using them as differential immunomarkers...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628468/dapsa-das28-and-mda-predict-long-term-treatment-regime-in-psoriatic-arthritis-the-swedish-early-psoriatic-arthritis-cohort
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Ulla Lindqvist, Mona-Lisa Wernroth, Tomas Husmark, Per Larsson, Mats Geijer, Annika Teleman, Elke Theander, Gerd-Marie Alenius
OBJECTIVES: To describe treatment patterns in the Swedish early psoriatic arthritis cohort (SwePsA) of the mono-/oligo-arthritic (M/O) and polyarthritis (P) and identify early predictive factors for treatment with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic (DMARD), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), and tumour necrosis factor inhibition (TNFi) after 5 years. METHODS: Data for 198 M/O and P PsA were obtained within the programme for SwePsA. Multinomial and binary logistic regression analyses were used to assess the association between early predictive factors and treatment after 5 years adjusted for age at inclusion...
June 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626499/the-effects-of-blast-exposure-on-protein-deimination-in-the-brain
#16
Peter J Attilio, Michael Flora, Alaa Kamnaksh, Donald J Bradshaw, Denes Agoston, Gregory P Mueller
Oxidative stress and calcium excitotoxicity are hallmarks of traumatic brain injury (TBI). While these early disruptions may be corrected over a relatively short period of time, long-lasting consequences of TBI including impaired cognition and mood imbalances can persist for years, even in the absence of any evidence of overt injury based on neuroimaging. This investigation examined the possibility that disordered protein deimination occurs as a result of TBI and may thus contribute to the long-term pathologies of TBI...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624334/seasonality-and-autoimmune-diseases-the-contribution-of-the-four-seasons-to-the-mosaic-of-autoimmunity
#17
REVIEW
Abdulla Watad, Shir Azrielant, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Kassem Sharif, Paula David, Itay Katz, Gali Aljadeff, Mariana Quaresma, Galya Tanay, Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are a heterogeneous groups of diseases that occur as a results of loss of tolerance to self antigens. While the etiopathogeneis remain obscure, different environmental factors were suggested to have a role in the development of autoimmunity, including infections, low vitamin D levels, UV radiation, and melatonin. Interestingly, such factors possess seasonal variation patterns that could influence disease development, severity and progression. Vitamin D levels which reach a nadir during late winter and early spring is correlated with increased disease activity, clinical severity as well as relapse rates in several disease entities including multiple sclerosis (MS), non-cutaneous flares of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622463/efficacy-safety-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-filgotinib-a-selective-janus-kinase-1-inhibitor-after-short-term-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-two-randomized-phase-iia-trials
#18
Frédéric Vanhoutte, Minodora Mazur, Oleksandr Voloshyn, Mykola Stanislavchuk, Annegret Van der Aa, Florence Namour, René Galien, Luc Meuleners, Gerben van 't Klooster
OBJECTIVE: Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors have shown efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We hypothesized that selective inhibition of JAK1 would combine good efficacy with a differentiated safety profile versus less selective JAK inhibitors. METHODS: In two 4-week exploratory, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase IIA trials, 127 RA patients with insufficient response to methotrexate received filgotinib (GLPG0634, GS-6034) oral capsules (twice-daily 100 mg, or once-daily 30, 75, 150, 200, or 300 mg) or placebo, added on to a stable regimen of methotrexate, to evaluate safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of filgotinib...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622462/-determinants-of-perceived-health-non-improvement-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-favorable-treatment-outcomes
#19
M A H Oude Voshaar, L M M Steunebrink, E Taal, H E Vonkeman, T R Zijlstra, M A F J van de Laar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the association between achieving favorable clinical outcomes and patients' perceived change in overall health status after 12 months of treat to target (T2T) in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis and to identify determinants of subjective non-improvement. METHODS: Baseline and 12 month data of patients included in the Dutch Rheumatoid Arthritis Monitoring remission induction cohort study with at least a moderate EULAR response after 1 year were selected for analysis...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617755/prevalence-and-phenotype-of-concurrent-psoriasis-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
Hester Eppinga, Sietske Poortinga, Hok Bing Thio, Tamar E C Nijsten, Veerle J A A Nuij, C Janneke van der Woude, Robert M Vodegel, Gwenny M Fuhler, Maikel P Peppelenbosch
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are related inflammatory immune-mediated diseases, with considerable overlap. However, it is as yet unclear whether co-occurrence of these diseases affects disease course and characteristics of the individual complaints. The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence of IBD and PsA in a psoriasis cohort and to examine whether patients with concurrent psoriasis and IBD carry a distinct phenotype...
June 14, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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