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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931960/imaging-of-osteoarthritis-oa-what-is-new
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REVIEW
Alexander Mathiessen, Marco Amedeo Cimmino, Hilde Berner Hammer, Ida Kristin Haugen, Annamaria Iagnocco, Philip G Conaghan
In daily clinical practice, conventional radiography is still the most applied imaging technique to supplement clinical examination of patients with suspected osteoarthritis (OA); it may not always be needed for diagnosis. Modern imaging modalities can visualize multiple aspects of the joint, and depending on the diagnostic need, radiography may no longer be the modality of choice. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a complete assessment of the joint and has a pivotal role in OA research. Computed tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine offer alternatives in research scenarios, while ultrasound can visualize bony and soft-tissue pathologies and is highly feasible in the clinic...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930820/a-bayesian-approach-to-age-at-death-estimation-from-osteoarthritis-of-the-shoulder-in-modern-north-americans
#2
Ashley L Brennaman, Kim R Love, Jonathan D Bethard, James T Pokines
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a marker of degeneration within the skeleton, frequently associated with age. This study quantifies the correlation between OA and age-at-death and investigates the utility of shoulder OA as a forensic age indicator using a modern North American sample of 206 individuals. Lipping, surface porosity, osteophyte formation, eburnation, and percentage of joint surface affected were recorded on an ordinal scale and summed to create composite scores that were assigned a specific phase. Spearman's correlation indicated a positive relationship between each composite score and age (right shoulder = 0...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929434/nutraceutical-supplements-in-the-management-and-prevention-of-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Paola Castrogiovanni, Francesca Maria Trovato, Carla Loreto, Houda Nsir, Marta Anna Szychlinska, Giuseppe Musumeci
Nutraceuticals are dietary compounds which have a role in the balance of anabolic and catabolic signals in joints. Their regulatory function on homeostasis of cartilage metabolism nutraceuticals is increasingly considered for the management and, above all, the prevention of osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a degenerative disease characterized by cartilage and synovium inflammation that can cause joint stiffness, swelling, pain, and loss of mobility. It is a multifactorial disease and, due to the great percentage of people suffering from it and the general increase in life expectancy, OA is considered as one of the most significant causes of disability in the world...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912939/dietary-supplementation-is-more-prevalent-among-adults-with-arthritis-in-the-united-states-population
#4
Patrick B Wilson
OBJECTIVES: Sparse data are available to describe the prevalence of dietary supplementation among individuals with arthritis. Using a nationally representative sample, this investigation assessed the prevalence of dietary supplement use among Americans self-reporting arthritis. SETTING AND DESIGN: Data from 4606 participants of the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were analyzed, including from 1170 participants self-reporting arthritis...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908306/comparing-diffusion-weighted-imaging-with-clinical-and-blood-parameters-and-with-short-tau-inversion-recovery-sequence-in-detecting-spinal-and-sacroiliac-joint-inflammation-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
#5
Ho Yin Chung, Xiaopei Xu, Vince Wing Hang Lau, Grace Ho, Ka Lai Lee, Philip Hei Li, Helen Hoi Lun Tsang, Suet Kei Kwok, Chak Sing Lau, Chun Sing Wong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the usefulness of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) by comparing with clinical features, blood parameters and traditional short tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequence in detecting spinal and sacroiliac (SI) joint inflammation in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) patients. METHODS: One hundred and ten axSpA patients were recruited. Clinical, radiological and blood parameters were recorded. DWI and STIR MRI were performed simultaneously and results were scored according to the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) for comparison...
November 13, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906437/vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-as-tool-for-early-screening-of-severe-bone-loss-in-women-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
G Di Spigna, A Del Puente, B Covelli, E Abete, E Varriale, S Salzano, L Postiglione
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that leads to local and systemic arthritis and bone loss. Exploring genetic markers of candidate genes in osteoporosis and inflammatory cytokine genes could be a useful tool for the early identification of bone loss and fracture risk in RA patients. The target of this study is the evaluation and correlation between of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) of Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) and possible effects on bone loss in RA...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905865/transient-bone-marrow-edema-syndrome-versus-osteonecrosis-perfusion-patterns-at-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-with-high-temporal-resolution-can-allow-differentiation
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Tobias Geith, Thomas Niethammer, Stefan Milz, Olaf Dietrich, Maximilian Reiser, Andrea Baur-Melnyk
Purpose To prospectively evaluate the perfusion patterns at quantitative dynamic contrast material-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of transient bone marrow edema syndrome (TBMES) and avascular osteonecrosis. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval and written informed consent were obtained. Thirty-two patients (21 men, 11 women; mean age, 48 years; 26 hips, 10 knees) underwent conventional MR imaging and a dynamic contrast-enhanced three-dimensional spoiled gradient-echo sequence at 3 T...
December 1, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901247/anabolic-steroids-for-rehabilitation-after-hip-fracture-in-older-people
#8
Vaqas Farooqi, Maayken E L van den Berg, Ian D Cameron, Maria Crotty
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture occurs predominantly in older people, many of whom are frail and undernourished. After hip fracture surgery and rehabilitation, most patients experience a decline in mobility and function. Anabolic steroids, the synthetic derivatives of the male hormone testosterone, have been used in combination with exercise to improve muscle mass and strength in athletes. They may have similar effects in older people who are recovering from hip fracture. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects (primarily in terms of functional outcome and adverse events) of anabolic steroids after surgical treatment of hip fracture in older people...
September 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898998/nutritional-supplementation-for-hip-fracture-aftercare-in-older-people
#9
REVIEW
Alison Avenell, Toby O Smith, James P Curtain, Jenson Cs Mak, Phyo K Myint
BACKGROUND: Older people with hip fractures are often malnourished at the time of fracture, and subsequently have poor food intake. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2000, and previously updated in 2010. OBJECTIVES: To review the effects (benefits and harms) of nutritional interventions in older people recovering from hip fracture. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, Embase, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, trial registers and reference lists...
November 30, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898885/osteochondrosis-prevalence-and-severity-at-12-and-24-weeks-of-age-in-commercial-pigs-with-and-without-organic-complexed-trace-mineral-supplementation
#10
F Tóth, J L Torrison, L Harper, D Bussieres, M E Wilson, T D Crenshaw, C S Carlson
Maternal and progeny diets supplemented with 2 sources of trace mineral (TM) were evaluated for effects on the size and severity of osteochondrosis (OC) lesions in progeny produced by 64 Landrace × Large White sows. At breeding, sows were randomly assigned to maternal diets (gestation and lactation) consisting 1 of 2 TM treatments. One treatment consisted of inorganic TM (ITM) with ZnO, MnSO, and CuSO at concentrations to provide 150, 50, and 16.5 mg/kg diet of Zn, Mn, and Cu, respectively. The other treatment consisted of the same ITM concentrations plus an additional 50, 20, and 10 mg/kg diet of Zn, Mn, and Cu, respectively, supplied by a blend of AA-complexed TM (CTM) using Availa Sow...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895390/maslinic-acid-in-olive-fruit-alleviates-mild-knee-joint-pain-and-improves-quality-of-life-by-promoting-weight-loss-in-the-elderly
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Satoshi Fukumitsu, Myra O Villareal, Kazuhiko Aida, Akihiro Hino, Noriya Hori, Hiroko Isoda, Yuji Naito
Consumption of olives (Olea europaea L.) is associated with a low incidence of inflammation-related diseases. Olive fruit is rich in bioactive pentacyclic triterpenoids, mainly maslinic acid. This study, a randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trial, examined the effects of an orally administered maslinic acid supplement, olive fruit extract, on 20 middle-aged and elderly volunteers with mild knee joint pain. Each subject (58 ± 7 years) received either olive fruit extract, containing 50 mg maslinic acid (n = 12), or placebo (n = 8) daily for 12 weeks and evaluated for pain and physical functions as primary outcome measures...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884688/severe-pain-in-veterans-the-impact-of-age-and-sex-and-comparisons-to-the-general-population
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Richard L Nahin
: This study provides national prevalence estimates of US military Veterans with severe pain, and compares Veterans to nonveterans of similar age and sex. Data used are from the 2010-2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) on 67,696 adults who completed the Adult Functioning and Disability (AFD) Supplement. Participants with severe pain were identified using a validated pain severity coding system imbedded in the NHIS AFD. It was estimated that 65.5% of US military Veterans reported pain in the previous 3 months, with 9...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883254/the-degree-of-extramural-spread-of-t3-rectal-cancer-an-appeal-to-the-ajcc
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R Zinicola, G Pedrazzi, N Haboubi, R J Nicholls
AIM: The T3 category of the TNM classification includes over 60% of all rectal tumours and encompasses the greatest variance in cancer specific end points than any other T category. The most recent edition of the cancer staging handbook of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) (1) dated 2010 does not divide T3 tumours into subgroups which reflect cancer specific outcome more sensitively. The original aim of the present study was to review the literature to assess the influence of the degree of extramural extent of T3 rectal cancer on local recurrence and survival...
November 24, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882132/silencing-of-wnt5a-prevents-interleukin-1%C3%AE-induced-collagen-type-ii-degradation-in-rat-chondrocytes
#14
Shiping Shi, Zhentao Man, Wei Li, Shui Sun, Wei Zhang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease, and few treatments to date have been able to delay OA progression. The degradation of collagen type II (COL2) in the cartilage matrix is an important initiating factor for OA progression; the upregulation of Wnt5a protein activates COL2 degradation. In the present study, small interfering RNA of Wnt-5a was delivered by a lentiviral vector (LV-Wnt5a-RNAi) to silence Wnt-5a mRNA and prevent COL2 degradation. To determine the function of LV-Wnt5a-RNAi, the OA chondrocyte model (OA-like chondrocytes) were constructed using interleukin (IL)-1β...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881297/a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-investigating-the-effects-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-vitamin-e-co-supplementation-on-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-pregnancy-outcomes-in-gestational-diabetes
#15
Mehri Jamilian, Shahrzad Hashemi Dizaji, Fereshteh Bahmani, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Mohammad Reza Memarzadeh, Maryam Karamali, Maryam Akbari, Zatollah Asemi
OBJECTIVES: Limited data are available for assessing the effects of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E co-supplementation on metabolic profiles and pregnancy outcomes in gestational diabetes (GDM). This study was designed to determine the effects of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E co-supplementation on biomarkers of oxidative stress, inflammation and pregnancy outcomes in women with GDM. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted in 60 patients with GDM who were not taking oral hypoglycemic agents...
November 21, 2016: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872411/osteoporosis-in-pediatric-liver-transplantation
#16
Walid Faraj, Ghina El Nounou, Abdallah Abou Al Naaj, Nancy Nakhoul, Ali Haydar, Mohammad Khalife
Liver transplantation provides an important, often life-saving treatment for end-stage liver disease. Osteoporosis post-liver transplantation has been described in adults; however, this has not been described in the pediatric population to date. We present a case of a 13-year-old female patient who underwent an orthotopic liver transplant for cryptogenic liver cirrhosis. Her immunosuppressants were tacrolimus and prednisone. Four months posttransplant, she started complaining of bilateral lower limb pain and limping while walking, progressing to a point where she was almost immobile...
December 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856432/efficacy-and-safety-of-sarilumab-monotherapy-versus-adalimumab-monotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-monarch-a-randomised-double-blind-parallel-group-phase-iii-trial
#17
Gerd R Burmester, Yong Lin, Rahul Patel, Janet van Adelsberg, Erin K Mangan, Neil M H Graham, Hubert van Hoogstraten, Deborah Bauer, Juan Ignacio Vargas, Eun Bong Lee
OBJECTIVES: To compare efficacy and safety of sarilumab monotherapy with adalimumab monotherapy in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who should not continue treatment with methotrexate (MTX) due to intolerance or inadequate response. METHODS: MONARCH was a randomised, active-controlled, double-blind, double-dummy, phase III superiority trial. Patients received sarilumab (200 mg every 2 weeks (q2w)) or adalimumab (40 mg q2w) monotherapy for 24 weeks...
November 17, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851984/intra-articular-therapy-with-recombinant-human-gdf5-arrests-disease-progression-and-stimulates-cartilage-repair-in-the-rat-medial-meniscus-transection-mmt-model-of-osteoarthritis
#18
W R Parrish, B A Byers, D Su, J Geesin, U Herzberg, S Wadsworth, A Bendele, B Story
OBJECTIVE: Investigation of osteoarthritis (OA) risk alleles suggests that reduced levels of growth and differentiation factor-5 (GDF5) may be a precipitating factor in OA. We hypothesized that intra-articular recombinant human GDF5 (rhGDF5) supplementation to the OA joint may alter disease progression. METHODS: A rat medial meniscus transection (MMT) joint instability OA model was used. Animals received either one intra-articular injection, or two or three bi-weekly intra-articular injections of either 30 μg or 100 μg of rhGDF5 beginning on day 21 post surgery after structural pathology had been established...
November 13, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843821/geriatric-health-policy-in-india-the-need-for-scaling-up-implementation
#19
REVIEW
N Sherin Susan Paul, Mathew Asirvatham
In an anticipation of the rising geriatric population in India, the Central government constituted the National Policy for Older Persons in 1999 to promote the health and welfare of senior citizens in India. A major strategy of this policy is to encourage families to take care of their older family members. The policy also encourages voluntary organizations to supplement the care provided by the family and provide care and protection to vulnerable elderly people. The implementation of this policy, particularly in the rural areas, has been negligible and calls for a scaling-up of programs to address the physical, psychological, and social needs of the poor...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821943/green-tea-and-exercise-interventions-as-nondrug-remedies-in-geriatric-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Ahmad H Alghadir, Sami A Gabr, Einas S Al-Eisa
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of green tea and supervised exercise training interventions on improvement of disease activity and bone metabolism markers in rheumatoid arthritis patients. [Subjects and Methods] One-hundred and twenty subjects who had a mean age of (60.7 ± 2.53 years) and had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at least ten years previously were randomly included in this study. Patients were treated with infliximab, green tea, or a supervised exercise program for six months...
October 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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