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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440350/high-frequency-ultrasonography-of-the-hand-versus-anti-ra33-evaluation-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-pilot-study
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Andreea Lili Barbulescu, Paulina Lucia Ciurea, Carmen Mitran, Beatrice Andreea Chisalau, Cristina Dorina Parvanescu, Sineta Cristina Firulescu, Maria Balasoiu, Mihail Virgil Boldeanu, Horatiu Popoviciu, Florentin Ananu Vreju
AIM: Accurate diagnosis and early treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can lead to a good outcome and a correct management of the disease. We aimed toinvestigate the prognostic value of anti-RA33 antibodies, by evaluating the relationship with ultrasonographic (US) findings in patients with early RA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a prospective study which included 29 patients, diagnosed with early RA according to the ACR/EULAR 2010 criteria and 21 sex and age-matched control subjects...
April 22, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439423/rheumatoid-arthritis-what-do-mri-and-ultrasound-show
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EDITORIAL
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Lennart Jans, James Teh
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory arthritis, affecting approximately 1% of the world's population. Its pathogenesis has not been completely understood. However, there is evidence that the disease may involve synovial joints, subchondral bone marrow as well as intra- and extraarticular fat tissue, and may lead to progressive joint destruction and disability. Over the last two decades, significant improvement in its prognosis has been achieved owing to new strategies for disease management, the emergence of new biologic therapies and better utilization of conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437514/a-retrospective-study-on-possible-predictive-factors-for-long-term-temporomandibular-joint-degeneration-and-impaired-mobility-in-juvenile-arthritis-patients
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Stanimira I Kalaykova, Adriaan T Klitsie, Corine M Visscher, Machiel Naeije, Frank Lobbezoo
AIMS: To determine possible predictive factors for long-term temporomandibular joint (TMJ) degeneration and dysfunction in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients. METHODS: A total of 94 patients (77% female) who had received a JIA diagnosis in an outpatient rheumatology clinic from 1993 to 1994 at a mean ± standard deviation age of 8.3 ± 4.53 years were included in the study. At inclusion, TMJ status regarding condylar degeneration was assessed orthopantomographically and given a Rohlin and Petersson score of 0 or ≥ 1...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429118/-how-frequent-are-poor-prognostic-markers-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-an-estimate-based-on-three-epidemiologic-cohorts
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K Albrecht, A Richter, Y Meissner, D Huscher, L Baganz, K Thiele, M Schneider, A Strangfeld, A Zink
BACKGROUND: Unfavorable prognostic factors-high disease activity, early erosions, and autoantibodies-should be considered when making treatment decisions in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There are little data on the frequency of individual poor prognostic factors among RA patients in daily care. METHODS: Disease activity (Disease Activity Score, DAS28), erosions, antibodies against citrullinated peptides or rheumatoid factor (ACPA/RF+), previous treatment failure, inflammation markers, and functional disability (FFbH < 70) were defined as prognostic factors...
April 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428260/early-treatment-cuts-disability-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-uk-study-suggests
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Susan Mayor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425846/alterations-to-adipose-tissue-morphology-during-inflammatory-arthritis-is-indicative-of-vasculopathology-in-dba-1-mice
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Katie Sime, Ernest H Choy, Anwen S Williams
The physiologic function of adipose tissue is altered by the host's inflammatory response; the implications for maintaining human health and regulating inflammation-associated disease progression are ill defined. However, this cannot be investigated in humans, therefore the use of animal models is required. With the aim to determine morphological and molecular alterations to perivascular and organ-associated adipose tissues during inflammatory arthritis, collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) was established in male DBA/1 mice...
February 21, 2017: Adipocyte
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425787/defining-the-proteomic-landscape-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-progress-and-prospective-clinical-applications
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Lucía Lourido, Francisco J Blanco, Cristina Ruiz-Romero
The heterogeneity of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and the absence of clinical tests accurate enough to identify the early stages of this disease have hampered its management. Therefore, proteomics research is increasingly focused on the discovery of novel biological markers, which would not only be able make an early diagnosis, but also to gain insight into the different pathological mechanisms underlying the heterogeneity of RA and also to stratify patients, which is critical to enabling effective treatments...
April 20, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425620/periarticular-bone-loss-in-arthritis-is-induced-by-autoantibodies-against-citrullinated-vimentin
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Cecilia Engdahl, Holger Bang, Katharina Dietel, Stefanie C Lang, Ulrike Harre, Georg Schett
Periarticular bone loss is a long known but yet insufficiently understood phenomenon in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This study investigated whether autoimmunity against citrullinated proteins is causally involved in triggering periarticular bone loss. Periarticular bone loss was studied in the standard antigen induced arthritis (AIA) mouse model with methylated bovine serum albumin (mBSA) as well as modified model with mutated citrullinated vimentin (MCV) alone or in combination with mBSA. Periarticular bone loss, subchondral osteoclastogenesis as well as local expression of cytokines, osteoclast genes and PAD enzymes were assessed after arthritis induction...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425173/the-20-year-outcome-and-association-between-early-treatment-and-mortality-and-disability-in-an-inception-cohort-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-norfolk-arthritis-register
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James M Gwinnutt, Deborah Pm Symmons, Alexander J MacGregor, Jacqueline R Chipping, Tarnya Marshall, Mark Lunt, Suzanne Mm Verstappen
Objective - To describe the outcome of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over 20 years from symptom onset; to assess the association between early treatment (DMARDs/steroids) and mortality and disability over follow-up. Methods - Patients from the Norfolk Arthritis Register recruited from 1990-94 who met the 2010 ACR/EULAR RA criteria at baseline were included in this analysis. Demographic/clinical variables were collected at baseline and years 1-3, 5, 7, 10, 15 and 20. Disease activity (swollen/tender joint counts (SJC/TJC)), disability (HAQ) and mortality over 20 years are described...
April 20, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420375/silent-progression-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-das28-remission-an-insufficient-goal-in-ra-results-from-the-german-remission-plus-cohort
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Philipp Sewerin, Stefan Vordenbaeumen, Annika Hoyer, Ralph Brinks, Christian Buchbender, Falk Miese, Christoph Schleich, Sabine Klein, Matthias Schneider, Benedikt Ostendorf
BACKGROUND: Remission is arguably the ultimate therapeutic goal in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Applying modern strategies, clinical remission can be achieved in a substantial number of patients with early RA (ERA). Even in those patients, the number and scope of erosions can increase. We, therefore, investigated the value of MRI for the detection of radiological progression in patients with DAS28 improvement and/or clinical remission of the German Remission-plus cohort. METHODS: Data-sets of 80 RA patients (according to 2010 ACR/EULAR criteria) from the Remission-plus study cohort, who fulfilled the following criteria, were retrospectively analysed: availability of two consecutive MRI scans (low-field MRI, follow-up interval 1 year) of the clinically dominant hand and wrist, and the presence of DAS28 (CRP) scores at both time points, which was used to assess disease activity...
April 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419590/cracking-the-neural-code-treating-paralysis-and-the-future-of-bioelectronic-medicine
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C Bouton
The human nervous system is a vast network carrying not only sensory and movement information, but also information to and from our organs, intimately linking it to our overall health. Scientists and engineers have been working for decades to tap into this network and 'crack the neural code' by decoding neural signals and learning how to 'speak' the language of the nervous system. Progress has been made in developing neural decoding methods to decipher brain activity and bioelectronic technologies to treat rheumatoid arthritis, paralysis, epilepsy and for diagnosing brain-related diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418334/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Kenan Barut, Amra Adrovic, Sezgin Şahin, Özgür Kasapçopur
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common chronic rheumatic disease of unknown aetiology in childhood and predominantly presents with peripheral arthritis. The disease is divided into several subgroups, according to demographic characteristics, clinical features, treatment modalities and disease prognosis. Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which is one of the most frequent disease subtypes, is characterized by recurrent fever and rash. Oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, common among young female patients, is usually accompanied by anti-nuclear antibodie positivity and anterior uveitis...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416828/-application-of-bilateral-direct-anterior-approach-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-report-of-22-cases
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J Tang, M Lv, Y X Zhou, J Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the operation technique and the methods to avoid early complications on the learning curve for bilateral direct anterior approach (DAA) total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: We retrospectively studied a series of continued cases with bilateral avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVN) or degenerative dysplastic hip and rheumatoid arthritis that were treated by DAA THA in Beijing Jishuitan Hospital. A total of 22 patients with 44 hips were analyzed from June 2014 to August 2016 in this study...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416826/-surgical-technique-and-early-clinical-outcomes-of-direct-anterior-approach-to-total-hip-arthroplasty
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M Lv, J Q Zhang, X S Wang, Y Huang, W Li, C Y Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical technique of direct anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty and to report the early clinical outcomes. METHODS: A series of 100 consecutive, unselected patients who had 116 primary total hip arthroplasty surgeries (16 bilateral) done through direct anterior approach from March 11 2015 to June 21 2016 was reviewed. There were 50 male patients and 50 female patients. The average patient age was 51 years, and the average body mass index was 24...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414677/a-rare-case-of-tropical-pyomysitis-acquired-on-vacation-in-a-healthy-male
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K Poole, T Tran
INTRODUCTION: Pyomyositis has traditionally been considered a tropical disease. Increasing prevalence has been observed in more northern climates, especially with HIV, immunosuppression, and IV drug abuse as predisposing factors. Pyomyositis has the tendency to mimic other conditions, such as muscle contusion, necrotizing fasciitis, or septic arthritis. The rarity of this disease and non-specificity of its symptoms often lead to delay in appropriate diagnosis and treatment. CASE: 24-year-old man, seen 2 days prior in orthopedics clinic and the Emergency Department for persistent gluteal pain thought to be due to right-sided sciatica, was admitted following worsening pain, diffuse generalized weakness with polyarthralgias and myalgias These symptoms were associated with night sweats, shaking chills, and difficulty walking...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414154/targeting-synovial-neoangiogenesis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Agathe Leblond, Yannick Allanore, Jérôme Avouac
In Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), neoangiogenesis is an early and crucial event to promote the development of the hyperplasic proliferative pathologic synovium. Endothelial cells are critical for the formation of new blood vessels since they highly contribute to angiogenesis and vasculogenesis. Current therapies in RA target the inflammatory consequences of autoimmune activation and despite major improvements these last years still refractory patients or incomplete responders may be seen raising the point of the need to identify complementary additive and innovative therapies...
April 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413987/alzheimer-s-disease-like-early-phase-brain-pathogenesis-self-curing-amelioration-of-neurodegeneration-from-pro-inflammatory-wounding-to-anti-inflammatory-healing
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Jiang He, Tao Liao, Guo-Xin Zhong, Ji-Da Zhang, Yan-Ping Chen, Qi Wang, Qing-Ping Zeng
The etiological initiators of neuroinflammation remain inclusive, and effective interventions to block neurodegeneration are unavailable. Surprisingly, we found collagen II-combined complete Freund's adjuvant (CC) that usually induces rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also drives Alzheimer's disease (AD)-like neurodegeneration in mice. CC not only upregulates the cerebral pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin 8 (IL-8), but also downregulates the cerebral interleukin 10 (IL-10), an anti-inflammatory cytokine, and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), a rate-limiting enzyme for biosynthesis of the anti-inflammatory neurotransmitter dopamine...
April 17, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413694/first-neonatal-demise-with-travel-associated-zika-virus-infection-in-the-united-states-of-america
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Nikolaos Zacharias, Janice Whitty, Sarah Noblin, Sophia Tsakiri, Jose Garcia, Michael Covinsky, Meenakshi Bhattacharjee, David Saulino, Nina Tatevian, Sean Blackwell
Zika virus is increasingly recognized as a fetal pathogen worldwide. We describe the first case of neonatal demise with travel-associated Zika virus infection in the United States of America, including a novel prenatal ultrasound finding. A young Latina presented to our health care system in Southeast Texas for prenatal care at 23 weeks of gestation. Fetal Dandy-Walker malformation, asymmetric cerebral ventriculomegaly, single umbilical artery, hypoechoic fetal knee, dorsal foot edema, and mild polyhydramnios were noted upon initial screening prenatal sonography at 26 weeks...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413214/circulating-biomarkers-for-predicting-infliximab-response-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-bioinformatics-analysis
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Qiu-Lan Huang, Fu-Jiang Zhou, Cheng-Bin Wu, Chao Xu, Wen-Ying Qian, De-Ping Fan, Xu-Shan Cai
BACKGROUND Infliximab shows good efficacy in treating refractory rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, many patients responded poorly and related studies were inconsistent in predictive biomarkers. This study aimed to identify circulating biomarkers for predicting infliximab response in RA. MATERIAL AND METHODS Public databases of Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) and ArrayExpress were searched for related microarray datasets, focused on the response to infliximab in RA. All peripheral blood samples were collected before infliximab treatment and gene expression profiles were measured using microarray...
April 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412927/widespread-subcutaneous-necrosis-in-spotted-fever-group-rickettsioses-from-the-coastal-belt-of-sri-lanka-a-case-report
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Nathasha Luke, Hasini Munasinghe, Lakshmi Balasooriya, Ranjan Premaratna
BACKGROUND: Spotted fever group rickettsioses (SFGR) transmitted mostly by ticks are increasingly discovered around the World and some of them are either re-emerging or emerging in Sri Lanka. Accidental human infections caused by these vector borne zoonotic diseases generally give rise to nonspecific acute febrile illnesses which can be complicated by multi organ involvement carrying high morbidity and mortality. Nonspecific clinical features and non-availability of early diagnostic facilities are known to result in delay in the diagnosis of rickettsial infections...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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