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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910962/baricitinib-jak-inhibition-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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J Gras
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease characterized by inflammation and joint destruction, is associated with pain, progressive disability, systemic comorbidities and early death. Conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biological DMARDs (bDMARDs) have been able to achieve remission or a very low disease activity status for RA. Nevertheless, since many patients do not reach a sufficient response with DMARDs or present with unacceptable side effects, new therapies are needed...
October 2016: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903001/right-in-front-of-our-eyes-evolution-of-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-with-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Salaheldin M Elhamamsy, Mazen O Al-Qadi, Taro Minami, Marguerite Neill
INTRODUCTION: Toxic shock syndrome occurs from dysregulation of host inflammatory responses. Toxin- producing strains of Group A streptococcus cause TSS. Ischemic optic neuropathy rarely complicates septic shock. We present a rare case of streptococcal pharyngitis complicated by septic arthritis and TSS with reversible blindness due to non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy. CASE: A 28-year-old man drove to our ED with exudative pharyngitis. A rapid streptococcal test was positive...
December 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902749/risk-factors-associated-with-renal-involvement-in-childhood-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-a-meta-analysis
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Han Chan, Yan-Ling Tang, Xiao-Hang Lv, Gao-Fu Zhang, Mo Wang, Hai-Ping Yang, Qiu Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is an important cause of chronic kidney disease in children. This meta-analysis identified risk factors associated with renal involvement in childhood HSP. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were searched. The quality of all eligible studies was assessed using the Newcastle-Ottawa scale criteria. An analysis of possible risk factors was conducted to report the odds ratio (OR) and weighted mean difference (WMD)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900348/implementation-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasonography-in-detection-of-early-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Ayman F Darwish, Faten M Ismael, Abdou Ell-Laban, Ahmed Hamed, Moustafa Abdel Kader, Ashraf Osman
AIM: To determine whether early clinical, laboratory and musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) characteristics can be used as early detectors of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty (40) patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) diagnosed according to the ILAR criteria [1] and 20 healthy control children. All patients were subjected to the following assessment at base line and at follow up after 6 months: Clinical evaluation, MSUS examination and laboratory evaluation...
2016: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891054/patellofemoral-joint-arthroplasty-our-experience-in-isolated-patellofemoral-and-bicompartmental-arthritic-knees
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L Sabatini, M Schirò, F Atzori, G Ferrero, A Massè
INTRODUCTION: Isolated patellofemoral (PF) arthritis is rare, and there is no complete agreement about the best surgical treatment. The operative treatments are total knee arthroplasty and patellofemoral replacement (PFR). The incidence of many early complications of PF arthroplasty has decreased with the introduction of newer designs. Nowadays, the main cause of revision surgery is the progression of tibiofemoral osteoarthritis. In the past, PF arthroplasty was contraindicated in patients with evidence of osteoarthritis or pain in medial or lateral tibiofemoral compartments...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882408/-evidence-based-recommendations-on-diagnostics-and-therapy-of-axial-spondyloarthritis-s3-guidelines-of-the-german-society-of-rheumatology-dgrh-in-cooperation-with-the-association-of-the-scientific-medical-societies-in-germany-awmf
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REVIEW
U Kiltz, M Rudwaleit, J Sieper, J Braun
The clinical course of axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) is variable and characterized by chronic back pain and extraspinal manifestations, such as asymmetrical arthritis, dactylitis and enthesitis. Extra-articular manifestations in the eyes (anterior uveitis), skin (psoriasis) and intestines (chronic inflammatory bowel disease) are also frequent manifestations in patients with SpA. Due to the heterogeneity of disease manifestations and the partial concentration on structural alterations in the sacroiliac joints visible in X‑ray images, the diagnosis is often delayed for many years...
November 23, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860304/nail-involvement-can-predict-enthesopathy-in-patients-with-psoriasis
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Maria Castellanos-González, Beatriz Esther Joven, Julio Sánchez, Eva María Andrés-Esteban, Francisco Vanaclocha-Sebastián, Pablo Ortiz Romero, Raquel Rivera Díaz
BACKGROUND: Although subclinical enthesopathy is a well-established diagnostic criterion for psoriatic arthritis (PsA), it is frequently overlooked, as many patients are asymptomatic. The possibility of finding a clinical clue predicting enthesopathy would help clinicians establish an early diagnosis of PsA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective single-center study of a total of 90 patients with psoriasis was conducted to assess the presence of entheseal abnormalities as detected by ultrasound, and to determine any correlation with nail involvement...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857093/rheumatoid-arthritis-an-update-for-general-dental-practitioners
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S de Souza, R K Bansal, J Galloway
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder which significantly impacts patients' lives and can lead to permanent disability. Inflammation in RA not only affects joints; but can affect organs including the heart and lungs. Early diagnosis, initiation of intensive drug therapy, and a multidisciplinary care approach have vastly improved the long-term prognosis for those living with the condition. However, RA patients often present with co-morbidities which add to the complexity of clinical management...
November 18, 2016: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856656/stopping-tumour-necrosis-factor-targeted-biological-dmards-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Yoshiya Tanaka
The combined use of MTX and biological DMARDs (bDMARDs) targeting TNF has revolutionized treatment of RA, and clinical remission becomes a realistic treatment goal. After sustained remission, discontinuation of bDMARDs without disease flare has been emerging as an important theme from the risk-benefit point of view and economic burden. According to several studies, approximately half of early RA patients could discontinue TNF-targeted bDMARDs without clinical flare and functional impairment after obtaining low disease activity or remission by treatment with bDMARDs and MTX...
December 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852543/screening-of-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-and-those-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-for-celiac-disease-in-southwestern-iran
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Mozhgan Moghtaderi, Shirin Farjadian, Elham Aflaki, Naser Honar, Soheila Alyasin, Maryam Babaei
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Celiac disease (CD) is a common enteropathy triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. It is frequently found in conjunction with other autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of CD in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and those with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in southwestern Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 53 children with JIA and 55 adults with RA were enrolled...
November 2016: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852376/-rheumatoid-arthritis-involving-tibialis-posterior-tendon-study-on-the-early-diagnostic-value-of-power-doppler-ultrasonography-and-comparison-with-surgery
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J Y Mao, X H Zhao, H Dai, X J Gao, L L Lu
Objective: To explore the value of power Doppler ultrasonography (PDUS) in the early diagnosis of tibialis posterior tendon injury induced by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Method: From January 2014 to December 2015, a total of 48 cases (60 feet) of RA tendinopathy group were selected as the research subjects from Guanghua Hospital; 12 cases(20 feet) of non-RA tendinopathy group and 10 cases (20 feet) of healthy volunteers were selected as control group.The blood flow signals of pannus were observed by PDUS to determine whether the tendon was injured or the degree of the injury...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845285/-clinical-significance-of-biomarkers-of-osteochondral-lesions-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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D Rekalov
The aim of the research was to study biomarkers of osteochondral lesions on early stages of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The data showed the prognostic value of indicators of the erosive and destructive changes of joints in early and in the advanced stage of RA. Indicators that determine how directly, inflammatory process activity and markers associated with the speed and staging damage of articular surfaces is analyzed. That can adequately justify individualized clinical strategy in patients with early RA.
October 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836567/management-of-psoriatic-arthritis-early-diagnosis-monitoring-of-disease-severity-and-cutting-edge-therapies
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REVIEW
Siba P Raychaudhuri, Reason Wilken, Andrea C Sukhov, Smriti K Raychaudhuri, Emanual Maverakis
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a heterogeneous disease that can involve a variety of distinct anatomical sites including a patient's peripheral and axial joints, entheses, skin and nails. Appropriate management of PsA requires early diagnosis, monitoring of disease activity, and utilization of cutting edge therapies. To accomplish the former there are a variety of PsA-specific tools available to screen, diagnose, and assess patients. This review will outline the recently developed PsA screening tools, including the Toronto Psoriatic Arthritis Screening Questionnaire (TOPAS), the Psoriasis Epidemiology Screening Tool (PEST), the Psoriatic Arthritis Screening and Evaluation (PASE), and the Psoriasis and Arthritis Screening Questionnaire (PASQ)...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832385/non-medical-costs-during-the-first-year-after-diagnosis-in-two-cohorts-of-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-enrolled-10%C3%A2-years-apart
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Magnus Husberg, Thomas Davidson, Eva Hallert
The aim of the present study was to calculate non-medical costs during year 1 after diagnosis in two cohorts of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis enrolled 1996-1998 and 2006-2009. Clinical data were collected regularly in both cohorts. Besides information about healthcare utilization and days lost from work, patients reported non-medical costs for aids/devices, transportation, formal and informal care. Formal care was valued as full labour cost for official home help (€42.80/h) and informal care from relatives and friends as opportunity cost of leisure time, corresponding to 35% of labour cost (€15/h)...
November 10, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829394/the-scottish-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-sera-study-an-inception-cohort-and-biobank
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James Dale, Caron Paterson, Ann Tierney, Stuart H Ralston, David M Reid, Neil Basu, John Harvie, Neil D McKay, Sarah Saunders, Hilary Wilson, Robin Munro, Ruth Richmond, Derek Baxter, Michael McMahon, John McLaren, Vinod Kumar, Stefan Siebert, Iain McInnes, Duncan Porter
The Scottish Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (SERA) study is an inception cohort of rheumatoid (RA) and undifferentiated arthritis (UA) patients that aims to provide a contemporary description of phenotype and outcome and facilitate discovery of phenotypic and prognostic biomarkers METHODS: Demographic and clinical outcome data are collected from newly diagnosed RA/UA patients every 6 months from around Scotland. Health service utilization data is acquired from Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland...
November 9, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826172/personalized-medicine-in-rheumatology
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REVIEW
Anna Kłak, Agnieszka Paradowska-Gorycka, Brygida Kwiatkowska, Filip Raciborski
In the era of the 21(st) century, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is still poorly characterized. Rheumatoid arthritis is a common but heterogeneous disease, not only in the course and clinical symptoms, but also in the clinical response to treatment. Now it is known that early, correct diagnosis and starting treatment with disease-modifying drugs (DMARDs), of which methotrexate (MTX) remains the gold standard in the treatment of RA, is crucial in order to prevent joint destruction, functional disability and an unfavourable disease outcome...
2016: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826099/post-translational-modified-proteins-are-biomarkers-of-autoimmune-processes-netosis-and-the-inflammatory-autoimmunity-connection
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REVIEW
Maurizio Bruschi, Andrea Petretto, Roberta Bertelli, Maricla Galetti, Alice Bonanni, Federico Pratesi, Paola Migliorini, Giovanni Candiano, Augusto Vaglio, Gian Marco Ghiggeri
Basic research is showing new mechanisms involved in early immune responses and Neutrophil Extracellular Trap (NET) formation (or NETosis) is of key importance as first line defense against bacteria, virus and protozoa. Enzymatic modification of arginine in citrulline in histones is the prerequisite of NETosis being it necessary for decondensation and extrusion of DNA from cells; it is conceivable that other post translational modifications may occur during this event. There is consensus in considering that post translational modified proteins may elicit an autoimmune response that leads to the formation of autoantibodies...
November 5, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825322/rheumatoid-arthritis-patient-perceptions-on-the-value-of-predictive-testing-for-treatments-a-qualitative-study
#18
Kanta Kumar, Sarah Peters, Anne Barton
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long term condition that requires early treatment to control symptoms and improve long-term outcomes. Lack of response to RA treatments is not only a waste of healthcare resources, but also causes disability and distress to patients. Identifying biomarkers predictive of treatment response offers an opportunity to improve clinical decisions about which treatment to recommend in patients and could ultimately lead to better patient outcomes. The aim of this study was to explore the understanding of and factors affecting Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients' decisions around predictive treatment testing...
November 8, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813112/developmental-toxicity-of-auranofin-in-zebrafish-embryos
#19
Xiao-Yan Gao, Kang Li, Ling-Ling Jiang, Ming-Fang He, Cun-Hai Pu, Dongzhou Kang, Jingjing Xie
Auranofin (AF) is used in clinic for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, repurposing of AF as an anticancer drug has just finished a phase I/II clinical trial, but the developmental toxicity of AF remains obscure. This study focused on its developmental toxicity by using zebrafish embryos. Zebrafish embryos were exposed to different concentrations (1, 2.5, 5, 10 μm) of AF from 2 h post-fertilization (hpf) to 72 hpf. At 72 hpf, two major developmental defects caused by AF were found, namely severe pericardial edema and hypopigmentation, when embryos were exposed to concentrations higher than 2...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808043/optimizing-biological-treatment-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-with-the-aid-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring
#20
Grith Petersen Eng
The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has greatly improved with the use of biological TNF inhibitors (TNFi). These biopharmaceuticals target the inflammatory cytokine TNF, and hereby decrease the autoimmune inflammation, which may otherwise lead to permanent joint damage in the afflicted patients. Although TNFi decrease clinical disease activity in the majority of the treated patients, they are not always effective. Some patients have a partial response, some lose their initial response to treatment, and others never experience effect at all...
November 2016: Danish Medical Journal
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