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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079501/clinical-efficacy-of-oral-alendronate-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Lucy Coates, Jonathan C Packham, Paul Creamer, Sarah Hailwood, Ashley S Bhalla, Kuntal Chakravarty, Diamuid Mulherin, Gordon Taylor, Derek L Mattey, Ashok K Bhalla
OBJECTIVES: A prospective, double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial over 2 years was performed to test the efficacy of alendronate, an oral aminobisphosphonate, in improving symptoms and arrest disease progression in patients with mild to severe ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: 180 patients with AS were randomised to receive weekly alendronate 70 mg or placebo (1:1 randomisation). BAS-G was the primary outcome measure with Bath indices as secondary outcomes...
January 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073957/primary-inefficacy-of-tnf-inhibitors-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-a-long-term-follow-up-of-25-patients
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Sandra Kossi, Sabrina Dadoun, Guillaume Geri, Aurore Hermet, Bruno Fautrel, Maxime Dougados, Laure Gossec
OBJECTIVES: Primary inefficacy of TNF inhibitors (TNFi) for axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is infrequent. The objective of this study was to assess the long-term evolution and final diagnosis of patients with primary inefficacy of TNFi for axSpA. METHODS: This was a systematic retrospective study of all patients receiving a TNFi for axSpA in one tertiary referral centre. Patients had axSpA confirmed by a rheumatologist and were started on a first course of TNFi according to usual practice...
January 9, 2017: Rheumatology
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 PTX3 (Pentraxine-3) could act as an inflammatory marker in SpA. METHODS: Eighty one SpA patients (11 with psoriatic arthritis or PsoA and 70 with Ankylosing Spondylitis or AS) and 90 gender and age paired controls were studied for plasma PTX3 levels by ELISA...
January 3, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031053/serum-biomarkers-and-changes-in-clinical-mri-evidence-of-golimumab-treated-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-results-of-the-randomized-placebo-controlled-go-raise-study
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Robert D Inman, Xenofon Baraliakos, Kay-Geert A Hermann, Jürgen Braun, Atul Deodhar, Désirée van der Heijde, Stephen Xu, Benjamin Hsu
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we evaluated relationships between serum biomarkers and clinical/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in golimumab-treated patients with ankylosing spondylitis. METHODS: In the GO-RAISE study, 356 patients with ankylosing spondylitis randomly received either placebo (n = 78) or golimumab 50 mg or 100 mg (n = 278) injections every 4 weeks through week 24 (placebo-controlled); patients continuing GO-RAISE received golimumab through week 252...
December 28, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028958/the-effectiveness-of-exergames-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ali Yavuz Karahan, Fatih Tok, Pelin Yildirim, Banu Ordahan, Gozde Turkoglu, Nilay Sahin
BACKGROUND: Exergames are a well-known type of game based on a virtual avatar's body movements. This hightech approach promotes an active lifestyle. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of exergames on pain, disease activity, functional capacity and quality of life in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 60 patients, who were randomized into either the exergame group (EG) or the control group (CG)...
September 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997346/efficiency-of-treatment-with-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-according-to-current-recommendations-in-patients-with-radiographic-and-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Xenofon Baraliakos, Uta Kiltz, Soeren Peters, Heiner Appel, Friedrich Dybowski, Manfred Igelmann, Ludwig Kalthoff, Dietmar Krause, Hans-Juergen Menne, Ertan Saracbasi-Zender, Elmar Schmitz-Bortz, Mathura Vigneswaran, Juergen Braun
OBJECTIVE: NSAIDs are first-line therapy in axial SpA (axSpA). The proportion of patients responding to NSAIDs and differences between AS and non-radiographic axSpA (nr-axSpA) in this regard have not been studied in detail to date. The aim of this study was to examine the proportion of patients with AS and nr-axSpA responding to NSAIDs according to current treatment recommendations. METHODS: Consecutive anti-TNF-naïve patients with nr-axSpA and AS (n = 50 each) were included if their BASDAI score was ⩾4 without having received maximal NSAID doses...
January 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980007/patient-reported-flares-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-234-patients
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Charlotte Jacquemin, Walter P Maksymowych, Annelies Boonen, Laure Gossec
OBJECTIVE: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is characterized by periodic flares. The objective of this study was to assess the frequency of patient-reported flares and their related factors. METHODS: This cross-sectional study analyzed the 2004 data of a Canadian cohort. Participants had AS according to the modified New York criteria. Current flare status ("Are you experiencing a current flare"?), number of flares over the past 3 months, their average duration, the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity and Functional Index (BASDAI and BASFI, respectively), and the AS Quality of Life questionnaire were assessed by self-report...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974096/positive-correlation-between-inflammation-on-sacroiliac-joint-mri-and-serum-c-terminal-telopeptide-of-type-i-collagen-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-but-not-in-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Kwi Young Kang, Joon-Yong Jung, Yeon Sik Hong, Ji Hyeon Ju, Sung-Hwan Park
OBJECTIVES: To identify the clinical disease activity scores and laboratory markers that best reflect magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-determined sacroiliac joint (SIJ) inflammation in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA). METHODS: This cross-sectional study included all consecutive patients who presented with axial spondyloarthritis in 2013-2015. All underwent SIJ MRI. The bone marrow oedema in the inflammatory lesions on MRI was scored using the SPondyloArthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) method...
December 14, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911110/mannose-binding-lectin-deficiency-in-brazilian-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
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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/27909080/ankylosing-spondylitis-versus-nonradiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-comparison-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitor-effectiveness-and-effect-of-hla-b27-status-an-observational-cohort-study-from-the-nationwide-danbio-registry
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Bente Glintborg, Inge J Sørensen, Mikkel Østergaard, Lene Dreyer, Abdiweli A Mohamoud, Niels S Krogh, Oliver Hendricks, Lis S Andersen, Johnny L Raun, Marcin R Kowalski, Laura Danielsen, Randi Pelck, Henrik Nordin, Jens K Pedersen, Dorte G A Kraus, Susan R Christensen, Inger M J Hansen, Jakob Esbesen, Annette Schlemmer, Anne G Loft, Nabil Al Chaer, Lone Salomonsen, Merete L Hetland
OBJECTIVE: To compare baseline disease activity and treatment effectiveness in biologic-naive patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who initiate tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) treatment and to study the role of potential confounders (e.g., HLA-B27 status). METHODS: Observational cohort study based on prospectively registered data in the nationwide DANBIO registry. We used Kaplan-Meier plots, Cox, and logistic regression analyses to study the effect of diagnosis (nr-axSpA vs AS) and potential confounders (sex/age/start yr/HLA-B27/disease duration/TNFi-type/smoking/baseline disease activity) on TNFi adherence and response [e...
January 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908311/obesity-decreases-clinical-efficacy-and-levels-of-adalimumab-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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José Rosas, Francisca Llinares-Tello, José Miguel Senabre-Gallego, Xavier Barber-Vallés, Gregorio Santos-Soler, Esteban Salas-Heredia, Ana Pons Bas, Catalina Cano Pérez, Mario García-Carrasco
OBJECTIVES: Obesity can be a factor that affects response to anti-TNF drugs. However, studies on patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are rare. We aimed to determine whether obesity affects serum levels of adalimumab (ADL), and immunogenicity and clinical efficacy of the drug in patients with AS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study on 57 patients with axial AS receiving ADL was conducted. They received DMARD per standard of care at their rheumatologist's discretion...
November 13, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887637/clinical-improvement-and-reduction-in-serum-calprotectin-levels-after-an-intensive-exercise-programme-for-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Andrea Levitova, Hana Hulejova, Maja Spiritovic, Karel Pavelka, Ladislav Senolt, Marketa Husakova
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of exercise therapy for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is well-documented, but dearth of information is for non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA). Biomarkers like serum calprotectin, interleukins IL-6, IL-17 and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α may reflect the disease activity of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). In this study, we investigated clinical and laboratory parameters of both axSpA subgroups in response to intensive physical exercise. METHODS: Altogether, 46 patients with axSpA, characterised according to the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society criteria as having nr-axSpA or AS underwent 6-month exercise programme...
November 25, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881910/low-dose-modified-release-prednisone-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-3-month-efficacy-and-tolerability
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Francesca Bandinelli, Francesco Scazzariello, Emanuela Pimenta da Fonseca, Mittermayer Barreto Santiago, Claudio Marcassa, Francesca Nacci, Marco Matucci Cerinic
BACKGROUND: Oral glucocorticoids (GCs) have been shown to be effective in reducing the inflammatory symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, but their use is not supported by evidence in spondyloarthritis (SpA). Modified-release (MR) oral prednisone taken at bedtime has been shown to be more effective than immediate-release prednisone taken in the morning. The efficacy of low-dose MR prednisolone in patients with SpA is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This single-center cohort study retrospectively assessed the effectiveness and safety of 12-week low-dose MR prednisone (5 mg daily, bedtime administration) in GC-naïve adult patients with symptomatic axial SpA...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869581/physical-activity-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-evaluation-and-analysis-of-an-ehealth-tool
#15
Jess Shelagh Tyrrell, Clare Helen Redshaw
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory condition characterised by spinal arthritis and exercise is often recommended to reduce the symptoms and improve mobility. However, very little evidence exists for the value of exercise in AS. OBJECTIVES: Firstly, this pilot study aimed to evaluate an eHealth tool, the AS Observer, specifically designed to monitor symptoms, quality of life and physical activity in AS, in terms of patient experience and suitability in generating data for epidemiological studies...
July 4, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865027/assessment-of-active-and-inactive-sacroiliitis-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-using-quantitative-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
#16
Mengchao Zhang, Le Zhou, Ning Huang, Hong Zeng, Songyan Liu, Lin Liu
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of using quantitative dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) to differentiate the active and inactive stage of sacroiliitis and the correlation between quantitative parameters and disease activity as measured by clinical scores. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two patients with ankylosing spondylitis underwent DCE-MRI on a 3.0T MRI unit. According to the results of the blood sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), the patients were grouped into inactive and active groups...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860306/validity-and-reliability-of-the-health-assessment-questionnaire-among-patients-with-spondyloarthritis-in-singapore
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Yu Heng Kwan, Warren Fong, Nai Lee Lui, Si Ting Yong, Yin Bun Cheung, Rahul Malhotra, Julian Thumboo, Truls Østbye
AIM: The Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) is a popular tool used to measure disability. Few studies have assessed its psychometric properties in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA). We therefore aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the HAQ in patients with SpA in Singapore. METHOD: Cross-sectional data from a registry of 196 patients with SpA recruited from a dedicated tertiary referral clinic in Singapore from 2011 to 2014 was used. Analyses were guided by the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) framework...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852321/work-productivity-is-associated-with-disease-activity-and-functional-ability-in-italian-patients-with-early-axial-spondyloarthritis-an-observational-study-from-the-space-cohort
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Manouk de Hooge, Roberta Ramonda, Mariagrazia Lorenzin, Paola Frallonardo, Leonardo Punzi, Augusta Ortolan, Andrea Doria
BACKGROUND: Spondyloarthritis often affects young people, typically in their working years. The aim of our study was to investigate work productivity and its relationship with disease activity and physical functioning in Italian patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) with chronic back pain (CBP) for ≥3 months and ≤2 years, and onset  < 45 years of age. METHODS: Baseline absenteeism, presenteeism, work productivity loss (assessed by the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment questionnaire (WPAI)), and disease activity (assessed by the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI)/Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS)) and functional ability (assessed by the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Functional Index (BASFI)) of patients with axSpA (rheumatologist's diagnosis) included in the Italian section of the Spondyloarthritis Caught Early (SPACE) cohort were collected...
November 16, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837263/the-effectiveness-of-specific-exercise-types-on-cardiopulmonary-functions-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-systematic-review
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Ismail Saracoglu, Gamze Kurt, Eda Ozge Okur, Emrah Afsar, Gulce Kallem Seyyar, Bilge Basakci Calik, Ferruh Taspinar
The aim of this review was to assess the effectiveness of specific exercise types on pulmonary functions, aerobic and functional capacity in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). A systematic search of Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, MEDLINE (EBSCO), Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), CINAHL (EBSCO), PUBMED, AMED, EMBASE (OVID) was conducted in January 2016. The outcome measures were spirometric measurements, chest expansion, 6 minute walk distance (6MWD), pVO2, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) and Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI)...
November 11, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816498/increased-expression-of-tipe2-mrna-in-pbmcs-of-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-is-negatively-associated-with-the-disease-severity
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Peiqing Zhao, Lianqing Wang, Xinxin Xiang, Xiaowei Zhang, Qiaoli Zhai, Xifa Wu, Tao Li
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an autoimmune disease and characterized by chronic inflammatory arthritis. Tumor necrosis factor α induced protein-8 like-2 (TIPE2) is responsible for maintaining immune homeostasis by inhibiting the secretion of inflammatory cytokines in the condition of inflammation. However, whether TIPE2 participates in the development of AS remains unknown. In this study, we measured the mRNA expression of TIPE2 and TIPE1 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from 45 AS patients and 40 healthy controls by qRT-PCR...
November 2, 2016: Human Immunology
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