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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432523/hypothesis-free-analyses-from-a-large-psoriatic-arthritis-cohort-support-merger-to-consolidated-peripheral-arthritis-definition-without-subtyping
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Daniel Stekhoven, Almut Scherer, Michael J Nissen, Véronique Grobéty, Nikhil Yawalkar, Peter M Villiger, Burkhard Möller
Current ClASsification criteria for Psoriatic ARthritis classification criteria for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) provide a preliminary definition of inflammatory articular disease. This study aimed to further characterize PsA peripheral arthritis using purely data-driven approaches for the affected joint distribution pattern. PsA patients from the Swiss Clinical Quality Management in Rheumatic Diseases (SCQM) database were clustered according to similarities in 66 swollen and in 68 tender joints. Clusters were compared in terms of other disease characteristics and studied for coincidence with traditional PsA subtypes, stability over time and treatment response upon first tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) therapy...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
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/28413222/calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition-disease-in-the-ankle-joint-a-case-report
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Brynne E Stainsby, Nadine Ellul, Angelica Dimopoulos, Caitlin Lubberdink, Vanessa Salerno, Michelle Solomon
OBJECTIVE: To detail the presentation of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD) in the ankle joint. The aim of this case report is to inform health-care practitioners about the presentation of this condition in an uncommon location and discuss the diagnosis, potential treatment, and management strategies for a patient with CPPD. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 36-year-old male patient presented to a chiropractic clinic with an acute, painful, and swollen ankle, which was later diagnosed by plain film radiograph as CPPD...
March 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412709/the-association-of-low-income-with-functional-status-and-disease-burden-in-german-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-a-cross-sectional-questionnaire-survey-based-on-claims-data
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Johanna Callhoff, Andres Luque Ramos, Angela Zink, Falk Hoffmann, Katinka Albrecht
OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of income on self-reported disease and work productivity outcomes. METHODS: Persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis (International Classification of Diseases, 10th ed. codes M05/M06) on health insurance claims data in at least 2 quarters of 2013 were randomly selected. They were mailed questionnaires covering RA diagnosis, household income, functional capacity [Hannover functional status questionnaire (FFbH), 0-100], RA Impact of Disease questionnaire (RAID; 0-10), self-reported swollen joint count (SJC; 0-48), tender joint count (TJC; 0-50), and effect of RA on work productivity (change of work, fewer working hours, sick leave, application for disability pension, and others)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407127/no-clear-association-between-ultrasound-remission-and-health-status-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-in-clinical-remission
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Myrthe van der Ven, T Martijn Kuijper, Andreas H Gerards, Ilja Tchetverikov, Angelique E Weel, Jendé van Zeben, Johanna M Hazes, Jolanda J Luime
Objectives.: Although RA patients achieve clinical remission, risk of flare still exists. Given the association between US synovitis and increased risk of flare, it is of clinical interest whether these patients report a different health status. Therefore, our aim was to evaluate the frequency of US remission in RA patients in clinical remission and to compare the health status of RA patients in clinical remission with those who were also in US remission. Methods: ...
April 11, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405469/what-causes-a-small-increase-in-radiographic-progression-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-tapering-tnf-inhibitors
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Chantal A M Bouman, Alfons A den Broeder, Aatke van der Maas, Frank H J van den Hoogen, Robert B M Landewé, Noortje van Herwaarden
OBJECTIVE: In a randomised controlled trial investigating tapering of TNF inhibitors (TNFi) compared with usual care (UC) in rheumatoid arthritis patients, minimal radiographic progression was more frequent in patients who attempted tapering. Possible explanations include higher incidence of flaring, higher mean disease activity or lower TNFi use. METHODS: 18 months data from the DRESS study were used. Change in Sharp-van der Heijde (ΔSvdH) score (linear regression) and proportion of patients with >0...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399940/baseline-jak-phosphorylation-profile-of-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-studied-by-whole-blood-phosphospecific-flow-cytometry-is-associated-with-1-year-treatment-response-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Krista Kuuliala, Antti Kuuliala, Riitta Koivuniemi, Hannu Kautiainen, Heikki Repo, Marjatta Leirisalo-Repo
BACKGROUND: We found recently that baseline signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 phosphorylation in peripheral blood CD4(+) T cells of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with treatment response to synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). This prompted us to study the baseline phosphorylation profiles of Janus kinases (JAKs) in blood leukocytes with respect to treatment response in early RA. METHODS: Thirty-five DMARD-naïve patients with early RA provided blood samples for whole blood flow cytometric determination of phosphorylation of JAKs in CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells, CD19(+) B cells, and CD14(+) monocytes...
April 11, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399321/septic-arthritis-of-the-wrist-incidence-risk-factors-and-predictors-of-infection
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John D Jennings, Elizabeth Zielinski, Rick Tosti, Asif M Ilyas
Septic arthritis of the wrist can result in permanent damage to the joint, making timely diagnosis crucial to initiate empiric antibiotics and surgical intervention. Although septic arthritis is routinely included in the differential diagnosis of atraumatic wrist pain, the incidence is unknown. Unlike large joints, there is no consensus on cell count values considered pathognomonic for wrist septic arthritis. The goal of this retrospective study was to determine the incidence of wrist septic arthritis and to identify the clinical, serum, and joint fluid values that predict infection...
April 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394982/-scrofula-in-the-19th-century
#9
Ignacio Duarte
In the 19th century scrofula or scrofulous adenitis was a frequent condition estimated by the finding of swollen cervical lymph nodes or scars, occurring in both sexes at all epochs of life, mainly in children. It was thought that it principally affected people with an inherited phlegmatic constitution that involved a scrofulous disposition or "diathesis". The disease would be triggered by environmental agents, bad habits or excesses in style of life. Besides injuring cervical lymph nodes, in some cases scrofula could compromise other groups of lymph nodes, bones, joints, lungs or other viscera...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389347/patho-bacteriological-investigation-of-an-outbreak-of-mycoplasma-bovis-infection-in-calves-emerging-stealth-assault
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Fazal Mahmood, Ahrar Khan, Riaz Hussain, Imtiaz Ahmad Khan, Rao Zahid Abbas, Hafiz Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Younus
Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) is an important bacterium, causing severe respiratory infection, and arthritis in dairy animals worldwide. This study is based on 50 suckling calves among which 15 showed respiratory distress, lameness and swollen joints and died later. M. bovis was isolated and identified from all dead (n = 15) and live (17.14%; 06 out of 35) calves on the basis of bacteriological examination. In morbid calves, the carpus and stifle joints were severely affected, while necropsy revealed multiple well-circumscribed calcified abscesses and caseous exudates in cranio-ventral and diaphragmatic lobes of lungs...
April 4, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388956/diagnostic-value-of-a-3-day-course-of-prednisolone-in-patients-with-possible-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-trycort-study
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Uta Kiltz, Christine von Zabern, Xenofon Baraliakos, Frank Heldmann, Bernd Mintrop, Michael Sarholz, Dietmar Krause, Friedrich Dybowski, Ludwig Kalthoff, Jürgen Braun
BACKGROUND: In patients with tender and swollen finger joints, the differential diagnosis between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) of the hands can be initially difficult. This prospective study (the TryCort study) was performed to study the diagnostic value of prednisolone in differentiating between RA and hand OA. We present the results of this potentially diagnostic test in patients with possible RA in daily clinical practice by demonstrating the results of a pilot and a validation part of this 'prednisolone test' (pred-test)...
April 7, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336519/anticollagen-type-ii-antibodies-are-associated-with-an-acute-onset-rheumatoid-arthritis-phenotype-and-prognosticate-lower-degree-of-inflammation-during-5%C3%A2-years-follow-up
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Vivek Anand Manivel, Mohammed Mullazehi, Leonid Padyukov, Helga Westerlind, Lars Klareskog, Lars Alfredsson, Saedis Saevarsdottir, Johan Rönnelid
OBJECTIVE: Antifibrillar collagen type II (anti-CII) antibody-positive patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have early but not late signs of increased inflammation and joint erosions. We wanted to replicate this in a large RA cohort, and to relate to human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1* alleles. METHODS: Anti-CII and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP)2 were measured at baseline in 773 patients with RA from the Swedish Epidemiological Investigation in Rheumatoid Arthritis (EIRA) study with clinical follow-up data from the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register (SRQ) registry, and 1476 with HLA-DRB1* information...
March 23, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330716/the-value-of-power-doppler-ultrasound-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-clinical-remission-reclassifying-disease-activity
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Facundo Vergara, Santiago Ruta, Javier Rosa, Josefina Marín, Ricardo García-Mónaco, Enrique R Soriano
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to describe the ultrasound (US) findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical remission, and to evaluate the ability of power Doppler (PD) US to reclassify disease activity in these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included consecutive patients with RA according to 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism criteria, who were in clinical remission by the Disease Activity Score (DAS28<2...
March 18, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325148/the-potent-inhibitory-effect-of-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-m2000-as-a-novel-nsaid-with-immunosuppressive-property-on-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-antibodies-rheumatoid-factor-and-anti-dsdna-antibodies-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Hossein Ahmadi, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Salvatore Cuzzocrea, Mohammad Javad Fattahi, Anis Barati, Bernd H A Rehm, Hidenori Matsou, Abbas Mirshafiey
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the inhibitory effect of β-D-mannuronic acid (M2000) on anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP), rheumatoid factor (RF), anti-double strand DNA (anti-dsDNA) and acute phase reactants in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS: The study included 40 patients with RA who had an inadequate response to conventional therapy (identifier: IRCT2014011213739N2). The patients were permitted to continue the conventional therapy excluding NSAIDs...
March 21, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302406/docosahexaenoic-acid-in-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-a%C3%A2-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-cross-over-study-with-microalgae-vs-sunflower-oil
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C Dawczynski, M Dittrich, T Neumann, K Goetze, A Welzel, P Oelzner, S Völker, A M Schaible, F Troisi, L Thomas, S Pace, A Koeberle, O Werz, P Schlattmann, S Lorkowski, G Jahreis
The potential of fish or fish oil as supplier for eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5n3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6n3) for reducing cardiovascular risk factors and supporting therapy of chronic inflammatory diseases, has been investigated intensively, but our knowledge about the physiological effects of the individual compounds EPA and DHA are limited. STUDY DESIGN: In this double-blind pilot study, thirty-eight patients with defined RA were allocated to consume foods enriched with microalgae oil from Schizochytrium sp...
March 6, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298560/reliability-and-validity-of-the-tender-and-swollen-joint-counts-and-the-modified-rodnan-skin-score-in-early-diffuse-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis-analysis-from-the-prospective-registry-of-early-systemic-sclerosis-cohort
#16
Jessica K Gordon, Gandikota Girish, Veronica J Berrocal, Meng Zhang, Christopher Hatzis, Shervin Assassi, Elana J Bernstein, Robyn T Domsic, Faye N Hant, Monique Hinchcliff, Elena Schiopu, Virginia D Steen, Tracy M Frech, Dinesh Khanna
OBJECTIVE: To determine the inter/intraobserver reliability of the tender and swollen joint counts (TJC, SJC) and the modified Rodnan Skin Score (mRSS) in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc) and to assess content validity of the TJC/SJC. METHODS: Ten rheumatologists completed the SJC, TJC, and mRSS on 7 patients. Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) was performed. RESULTS: Interobserver and intraobserver reliability for the TJC was 0...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294565/ankle-pathologies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-a-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-study
#17
Halil Harman, İbrahim Tekeoğlu
AIM: We determined ankle pathologies in patients with different types of inflammatory rheumatic diseases using high-resolution ultrasonographic (US) images, and compared the findings among the different patient groups. METHODS: The study included 142 randomly selected inflammatory rheumatic disease patients with clinically swollen or painful ankle joints; 69 patients had rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 58 had spondyloarthropathies (SpA) and 15 had gout. Ankle assessment on US included all of the important anatomical structures...
March 12, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293448/serum-calreticulin-as-a-novel-biomarker-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-disease-activity
#18
Nashwa Ismail Hashaad, Rasha Mohamed Fawzy, Abeer Ahmed Abo Elazem, Mohamed Ibrahim Youssef
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the relations between calreticulin (CRT) serum level and both disease activity and severity parameters in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, 60 children with JIA and 50 age-and-sex-matched healthy subjects were enrolled. The assessment of the disease activity was done using juvenile arthritis disease activity score 27 (JADAS-27). The assessment of disease severity was done via gray-scale ultrasonography (US) and power Doppler US (PDUS)...
March 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282363/the-relationship-between-mental-health-disease-severity-and-genetic-risk-for-depression-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jack Euesden, Faith Matcham, Matthew Hotopf, Sophia Steer, Andrew P Cope, Cathryn M Lewis, Ian C Scott
OBJECTIVE: Reduced mental health is prevalent in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although longitudinal studies are limited, there is evidence that depression associates with worse disease outcomes. We evaluated reciprocal relationships between mental health, RA severity and genetic risks for depression over 2-years in a well-characterised cohort of RA patients. METHODS: We evaluated 520 early RA patients previously enrolled to two clinical trials. Mental health was measured using the SF-36 mental health (MH) domain and mental component summary scores (MCS)...
March 9, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273969/a-study-on-association-between-common-haematological-parameters-and-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Manas Talukdar, Gopinath Barui, Anjan Adhikari, Rupam Karmakar, Udas Chandra Ghosh, Tushar Kanti Das
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease where assessment of disease activity is essential for management of patient. Currently, many composite scoring systems are used for evaluation of disease activity but they are mainly clinical-based. As several haematological parameters are altered due to systemic inflammatory process in RA, this study was intended to evaluate role of common haematological parameters to assess disease activity in RA. AIM: To find out the association of disease activity of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with platelet count, Mean Platelet Volume (MPV) and Haemoglobin (Hb) level so that these cost-effective haematological parameters can be used as additional factors to assess disease activity...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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