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rheumatoid athritis

Francisco Espinoza, Gustavo Monckeberg, Isabel Hassi, Alejandra Queirolo, Fernando Chicao, Ximena Sandoval, Evelyn Jorquera, Alejandro Badilla
BACKGROUND: Early recognition of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) provides clinical benefits in terms of remission induction, reduced disease progression, and eventually treatment free remission. AIM: To describe the setting of a Unit devoted exclusively to the recognition and treatment of early RA in patients referred from primary healthcare centers (PHC) in Chile. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were referred from nine participating PHC from 2014 through 2016...
January 2018: Revista Médica de Chile
Naoki Iwamoto, Atsushi Kawakami
Abatacept (ABT) is a recombinant fusion protein comprising the extracellular domain of human CTLA4, which inhibits the activation of T cells. Several clinical trials have provided evidence of efficacy and safety of ABT in the patients with rheumatoid athritis (RA) with various clinical characteristics such as MTX inadequate responders (IR), TNF inhibitor-IR. Moreover, indirect comparison of ABT to other biologics reported in Cochrane review revealed that ABT has better safety profile in serious adverse events and serious infection Thus the features of ABT in the treatment of RA have gradually become apparent and knowledge of these features is helpful for better use of biologics...
June 2016: Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine
Florian Obermair, Herwig Pieringer
BACKGROUND: The elevated risk of heart failure (HF) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is considered to be partly caused by the chronic low-grade systemic inflammation. As potent suppressors of inflammation, biologics were expected to influence HF development in RA. Unfortunately, case reports of HF in RA patients and non-RA HF studies have suggested that these drugs may even increase HF rates in RA. AIM: With this review we want to provide insight into the molecular mechanisms by which elevated cytokines, immune cell alterations and biologics influence myocardial function in RA patients...
2015: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Anna Chludzińska, Lech Chrostek, Bogdan Cylwik
The alterations in glycosylation of serum glycoproteins were reported in several pathological conditions including rheumatic diseases. The many studies demonstrated the occurrence of some differentially glycosylated plasma immunoglobulins, especially IgG in rheumatoid arthritis. The most characteristic features are the decrease in galactose content, the presence of N-acetylglucosamine and the increase in fucose content. The structure of oligosaccharides attached to the antibody Fc region affect the pharmacokinetics and antibody effector functions of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity and complement-dependent cytotoxicity...
August 2012: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Hajime Yamanaka, Ken-ichiro Goto, Munetaka Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a common form of treatment to relieve pain and improve function in cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Good clinical outcomes have been reported with a variety of TKA prostheses. The cementless Hi-Tech Knee II cruciate-retaining (CR)-type prosthesis, which has 6 fins at the anterior of the femoral component, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) retention, flat-on-flat surface component geometry, all-polyethylene patella, strong initial fixation by the center screw of the tibial base plate, 10 layers of titanium alloy fiber mesh, and direct compression molded ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), is appropriate for TKA in the Japanese knee...
February 22, 2012: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
M Q Hassan, R A Hadi, Z S Al-Rawi, V A Padron, S J Stohs
In order to assess a possible role of the natural glutathione defense system in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), serum reduced glutathione levels (GSH), glutathione reductase (GSR), glutathione S-transferase (GST), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activities, lipid peroxidation (MDA content) and indexes of inflammation were evaluated in 58 rheumatic patients. Rheumatoid athritis was associated with significant depletion (ca. 50%) in GSH levels compared with normal control subjects...
January 2001: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
R D Simon, L E Ford
A 76-year-old woman with rapidly progressive athritis associated with a rising rheumatoid factor, acute joint effusion, and fever had remission of her symptoms and return of her laboratory values to normal following removal of a colonic carcinoma.
May 1980: Archives of Internal Medicine
Z Stazka
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June 7, 1971: Polski Tygodnik Lekarski
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