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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545554/whipple-s-disease-mimicking-rheumatoid-arthritis-can-cause-misdiagnosis-and-treatment-failure
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Cornelia Glaser, Siegbert Rieg, Thorsten Wiech, Christine Scholz, Dominique Endres, Oliver Stich, Peter Hasselblatt, Walter Geißdörfer, Christian Bogdan, Annerose Serr, Georg Häcker, Reinhard E Voll, Jens Thiel, Nils Venhoff
BACKGROUND: Whipple's disease, a rare chronic infectious disorder caused by Tropheryma whipplei, may present with predominant joint manifestations mimicking rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A retrospective single-center cohort study of seven patients was performed. Clinical symptoms were assessed by review of medical charts and Whipple's disease was diagnosed by periodic-acid-Schiff-stain and/or Tropheryma whipplei-specific polymerase-chain-reaction. RESULTS: Median age at disease onset was 54 years, six patients were male...
May 25, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464888/functional-disability-associated-with-disease-and-quality-of-life-parameters-in-chinese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Juan Ji, Lijuan Zhang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Rulan Yin, Ting Fu, Liren Li, Zhifeng Gu
BACKGROUND: As an important outcome measure among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, functional disability may contribute to unemployment, loss of work productivity, and impaired quality of life. However, little is known about the risk factors of functional disability in Chinese RA patients. This study aimed (1) to examine the prevalence of functional disability in Chinese RA patients; (2) to explore factors associated with the health assessment questionnaire-disability index (HAQ-DI)...
May 2, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449227/apremilast-for-a-psoriasis-patient-with-hiv-and-hepatitis-c
#3
Shivani P Reddy, Vidhi V Shah, Jashin J Wu
A 46-year old male with HIV, hepatitis C, and moderate psoriasis was resistant to starting ultra violet B phototherapy due to scheduling issues. The patient had 8% body surface area (BSA) affected on the dorsal hands, elbows, and legs, did not have associated psoriatic arthritis, and had not tried any systemic therapy in the past. He was initiated on an apremilast starter pack (dosages titrated up from 10 mg to 30 mg over the course of one week) and maintained on 30 mg twice a day after one week. This article is protected by copyright...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427874/factors-that-increase-the-risk-of-infection-after-elbow-arthroscopy-analysis-of-patient-demographics-medical-comorbidities-and-steroid-injections-in-2-704-medicare-patients
#4
Christopher L Camp, Jourdan M Cancienne, Ryan M Degen, Joshua S Dines, David W Altchek, Brian C Werner
PURPOSE: To use a national database to determine (1) the incidence of joint infection after elbow arthroscopy, (2) identify independent patient-related risk factors for infection, and (3) determine the influence of concomitant intra-articular corticosteroid injection on infection risk. METHODS: The 100% Medicare Standard Analytic Files were queried to identify patients who underwent elbow arthroscopy from 2005 to 2012. Postoperative elbow infections occurring within 6 months of surgery were identified using both International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision codes for postoperative infection and Current Procedural Terminology codes for the surgical treatment of a postoperative infection...
April 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391518/discovery-elbow-system-clinical-and-radiological-results-after-2-to-10-year-follow-up
#5
Patrik Hänninen, Tuukka Niinimäki, Tapio Flinkkilä, Jaakko Niinimäki, Pasi Ohtonen, Susanna Yli-Luukko, Juhana Leppilahti
BACKGROUND: Discovery Elbow System (DES) is a semi-constrained prosthesis, mainly used for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Records from 79 patients with RA (90 DES arthroplasties) were reviewed; 47 patients with 55 DES elbows were re-examined. Range of motion (ROM) of both elbows, upper limb function, and quality of life (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand [DASH] score, Mayo Elbow Performance Score [MEPS], and the RAND 36-Item Health Survey [RAND-36]) were assessed...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391430/why-does-total-elbow-arthroplasty-fail-today-a-systematic-review-of-recent-literature
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Ante Prkic, Chantal Welsink, Bertram The, Michel P J van den Bekerom, Denise Eygendaal
BACKGROUND: Total elbow arthroplasty is a relatively uncommon type of arthroplasty, which has undergone several design changes in the past four decades. However, research on improvement requires knowledge of failure mechanisms that can be addressed. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review on modes of failure of total elbow arthroplasty. METHODS: We conducted searches on PubMed/Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases to identify studies describing modes of failure of primary total elbow arthroplasties...
April 9, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379872/patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-who-score-highly-on-the-paindetect-questionnaire-present-with-multi-modality-hyperalgesia-increased-pain-and-impaired-physical-function
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Penny Moss, Heather A E Benson, Rob Will, Anthony Wright
OBJECTIVES: PainDETECT is a self-report questionnaire that can be used to identify features of neuropathic pain. A proportion of patients with knee osteoarthritis score highly on the PainDETECT questionnaire. This study aimed to determine whether those with a higher "positive neuropathic" score on the PainDETECT questionnaire also had greater pain, hypersensitivity and reduced function compared to individuals with knee OA with lower PainDETECT scores. METHODS: 130 participants with knee OA completed the PainDETECT, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) and Pain Quality Assessment Scale (PQAS) questionnaires...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360506/current-trends-of-microorganisms-and-their-sensitivity-pattern-in-paediatric-septic-arthritis-a-prospective-study-from-tertiary-care-level-hospital
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Girish Motwani, Rujuta Mehta, Alaric Aroojis, Sandeep Vaidya
PURPOSE: Early treatment of septic arthritis is essential before irreversible damage to the articular cartilage occurs. Clinicians often start empirical antibiotic therapy for symptomatic relief while awaiting a definitive culture report. In present day parlance with variations in different centres in the private and public sector and rampant antibiotic abuse, a lot of resistance is being seen in the flora and their sensitivity patterns. Hence it is imperative to document and analyze these changing trends...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358978/responsiveness-and-internal-validity-of-common-patient-reported-outcome-measures-following-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Aaron D Sciascia, Brent J Morris, Cale A Jacobs, T Bradley Edwards
The Constant-Murley (Constant) score, Western Ontario Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (WOOS) index, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, and Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE) score are commonly used to assess patient-reported function following shoulder surgery. However, psychometric properties for these tools are mostly unknown for patients with primary glenohumeral arthritis who have undergone anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). The purposes of this study were to (1) compare the responsiveness and internal validity between the 4 patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and (2) identify PRO score values associated with patient satisfaction after TSA...
May 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343615/intra-articular-injection-with-triamcinolone-hexacetonide-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-prospective-assessment-of-goniometry-and-joint-inflammation-parameters
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Rita Nely Vilar Furtado, Flávia Soares Machado, Karine Rodrigues da Luz, Marla Francisca Dos Santos, Monique Sayuri Konai, Roberta Vilela Lopes, Jamil Natour
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate local joint variables after intra-articular injection with triamcinolone hexacetonide in rheumatoid arthritis patients. METHODS: We blindly and prospectively (baseline, 1, 4, 12 and 24 weeks) evaluated metacarpophalangeal, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee and ankle joints after triamcinolone hexacetonide intra-articular injection by the following outcome measures: visual analogue scale 0-10cm (VAS) for rest pain (VASR); VAS for movement pain (VASM); VAS for joint swelling (VASSw); flexion (FlexG) and extension (ExtG)...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319431/evaluation-of-the-risk-factors-for-a-rotator-cuff-retear-after-repair-surgery
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Yeong Seok Lee, Jeung Yeol Jeong, Chan-Deok Park, Seung Gyoon Kang, Jae Chul Yoo
BACKGROUND: A retear is a significant clinical problem after rotator cuff repair. However, no study has evaluated the retear rate with regard to the extent of footprint coverage. PURPOSE: To evaluate the preoperative and intraoperative factors for a retear after rotator cuff repair, and to confirm the relationship with the extent of footprint coverage. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected from 693 patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair between January 2006 and December 2014...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318302/isolated-subscapularis-repair-in-irreparable-posterosuperior-massive-rotator-cuff-tears-involving-the-subscapularis-tendon
#12
Sung-Jae Kim, Yun-Rak Choi, Min Jung, Won-Yong Lee, Yong-Min Chun
BACKGROUND: No previous study has examined whether isolated subscapularis tendon repair in irreparable posterosuperior massive rotator tears involving the subscapularis tendon in relatively young patients without arthritis can yield satisfactory outcomes. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that this procedure would produce favorable outcomes in patients who might otherwise be candidates for reverse arthroplasty. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
May 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271947/health-assessment-questionnaire-disability-index-haq-di-score-at-the-start-of-biological-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drug-bdmard-therapy-is-associated-with-radiographic-progression-of-large-joint-damage-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Arata Nakajima, Yasuchika Aoki, Keiichiro Terayama, Masato Sonobe, Hiroshi Takahashi, Masahiko Saito, Koichi Nakagawa
OBJECTIVES: Radiographic progression of damage (RPD) to large joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has not been fully studied. We previously demonstrated that Larsen grade of the large joints was associated with RPD of large joints in patients treated with biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs); however, no factors associated with background characteristics of patients were identified. METHODS: A total of 400 large joints in the upper and lower extremities, including the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle, of 88 patients with RA treated with bDMARDs for 1-3 years were investigated...
March 8, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252425/-features-of-the-treatment-of-the-spine-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#14
S Selezneva, O Sinyachenko, А Zabara
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) refers to the most common inflammatory joint disease, which can lead to persistent disability and early mortality of patients, and one of the manifestations of RA is a frequent lesion of the spine, which significantly affects the quality of life of these patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate spine lesion in patients with different types of current RA and factors that determine it. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Under the supervision of the RA patient 131 was aged 18 to 79 years (mean 45 years) among them was 18% male and 82% female...
January 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248876/obturator-externus-abscess-in-a-9-year-old-child-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Charlotte de Bodman, Dimitri Ceroni, Justine Dufour, Pierre-Alex Crisinel, Aline Bregou-Bourgeois, Pierre-Yves Zambelli
RATIONALE: Obturator pyomyositis is a rare condition in children. Diagnosis is often delayed because of its rarity, and the vagaries of its presentation cause it to be easily be missed. Physicians should therefore familiarize themselves with this condition and consider it as a possible differential diagnosis in patients presenting with an acutely painful hip. Inflammatory syndrome is also frequent among sufferers and the MRI is a very sensitive diagnostic tool for obturator pyomyositis...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238009/results-of-total-elbow-arthroplasty-with-cementless-implantation-of-an-alumina-ceramic-elbow-prosthesis-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Keiichiro Nishida, Kenzo Hashizume, Masatsugu Ozawa, Ayumu Takeshita, Daisuke Kaneda, Ryuichi Nakahara, Yoshihisa Nasu, Yasunori Shimamura, Hajime Inoue, Toshifumi Ozaki
We investigated the long-term clinical results of total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) by cementless fixation of alumina ceramic unlinked elbow prostheses (J-alumina ceramic elbows: JACE) for the reconstruction of elbow joints with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Seventeen elbows in 17 patients (aged 44-72 years, average 54.8) replaced by JACE TEA without bone cement were investigated. The average follow-up period was 10.7 (range, 1.0-19.3) years. Clinical conditions of each elbow before and after surgery were assessed according to the Mayo Elbow Performance Index (MEPI)...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212115/predictor-of-hand-radiological-progression-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-receiving-tnf-antagonist-therapy-by-change-in-grayscale-synovitis-a-preliminary-study
#17
Ying-Chou Chen, Fu-Mei Su, Shih-Wei Hsu, Jia-Feng Chen, Tien-Tsai Cheng, Han-Ming Lai, Wen-Chan Chiu
OBJECTIVES: This prospective study aimed to compare synovial ultrasound scores to conventional measures (DAS28, CRP levels) in predicting radiographic progression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis under TNF antagonist therapy. METHODS: Patients with RA who received TNF antagonist therapy were enrolled, all of whom underwent clinical, laboratory, and ultrasonographic assessments with grayscale and power Doppler assessments of bilateral elbows (anterior and posterior recess), wrists (dorsal, palmar, and ulnar aspects), second and third MCP joints (dorsal and palmar recess), and PIP II and III (dorsal and palmar) at baseline and at 1, 3 months...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209327/outcomes-of-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-patients-younger-than-65-years-a-systematic-review
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Troy A Roberson, Jared C Bentley, James T Griscom, Michael J Kissenberth, Stefan J Tolan, Richard J Hawkins, John M Tokish
BACKGROUND: Despite concerns about the longevity of total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) in young patients, it remains an attractive option because of the absence of superior options. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using searches of PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases. English-language studies were identified with search terms "total shoulder arthroplasty" (title/abstract) or "shoulder replacement" (title/abstract) and "young" (title/abstract) or "under 65 years of age" (title/abstract)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191366/radiological-and-functional-outcome-of-displaced-colles-fracture-managed-with-closed-reduction-and-percutaneous-pinning-a-prospective-study
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Sagar Panthi, Kishor Khatri, Krishna Kharel, Subin Byanjankar, Jay R Sharma, Rahul Shrestha, Raju Vaishya, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Vipul Vijay
BACKGROUND: Displaced Colles' fractures are treated by manipulation and below elbow cast application. Malunion is a common complication, resulting in pain, mid-carpal instability, and post-traumatic arthritis. Fracture stabilization by percutaneous pinning is a simple, minimally invasive technique that helps prevent displacement of the fracture, thereby minimizing complications. This study aims to assess the amount of collapse after closed manipulation and percutaneous pinning with Kirschner wires (K-wires) and its correlation with the functional outcome of the wrist after union...
January 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185415/relationship-between-clinical-evaluation-and-ultrasound-assessment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-using-a-12-joint-score
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Marcos Cerqueira, Filipa Teixeira, Joana Sousa Neves, Daniela Peixoto, Maria Carmo Afonso, José A Costa
AIM: To identify if the use of a systematic ultrasound (US) evaluation has relevance in the determination of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients on biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug treatment. METHODS: A 12 joint US assessment was performed on the same day of the routine clinical examination. Both Grey-scale (GS) and Power Doppler (PD) were graded semi-quantitatively (0-3 scale). RESULTS: Forty-one patients were included...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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