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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533505/automated-quantification-of-early-bone-alterations-and-pathological-bone-turnover-in-experimental-arthritis-by-in-vivo-pet-ct-imaging
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Bianca Hoffmann, Carl-Magnus Svensson, Maria Straßburger, Björn Gebser, Ingo M Irmler, Thomas Kamradt, Hans Peter Saluz, Marc Thilo Figge
The assessment of bone damage is required to evaluate disease severity and treatment efficacy both in arthritis patients and in experimental arthritis models. Today there is still a lack of in vivo methods that enable the quantification of arthritic processes at an early stage of the disease. We performed longitudinal in vivo imaging with [(18)F]-fluoride PET/CT before and after experimental arthritis onset for diseased and control DBA/1 mice and assessed arthritis progression by clinical scoring, tracer uptake studies and bone volume as well as surface roughness measurements...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529116/italian-consensus-guidelines-for-the-management-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infections-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Marco Sebastiani, Fabiola Atzeni, Laura Milazzo, Luca Quartuccio, Carlo Scirè, Giovanni Battista Gaeta, Giovanni Lapadula, Orlando Armignacco, Marcello Tavio, Ignazio Olivieri, Pierluigi Meroni, Laura Bazzichi, Walter Grassi, Alessandro Mathieu, Claudio Mastroianni, Evangelista Sagnelli, Teresa Santantonio, Caterina Uberti Foppa, Massimo Puoti, Loredana Sarmati, Paolo Airò, Oscar Massimiliano Epis, Rossana Scrivo, Miriam Gargiulo, Agostino Riva, Andreina Manfredi, Giovanni Ciancio, Gianguglielmo Zehender, Gloria Taliani, Luca Meroni, Salvatore Sollima, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Massimo Galli
OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis B (HBV) infection, which is prevalent worldwide, is also frequently seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The Italian Society of Rheumatology (SIR) and the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT) endorsed a national consensus process to review the available evidence on HBV management in RA patients and to produce practical, hospital-wide recommendations. METHODS: The consensus panel consisted of infectious disease consultants, rheumatologists and epidemiologists and used the criteria of the Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine to assess the quality of the evidence and the strength of their recommendations...
May 18, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523026/are-we-missing-the-diagnosis-of-depression-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-at-a-tertiary-care-facility
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Ammara Masood, Babur Salim, Amjad Nasim, Ziaullah Khalid, Amir Afzal
OBJECTIVES: To determine if we are missing clinical depression in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and its relationship with functional disability and level of formal education in such patients. METHODS: The data for this cross-sectional, analytical study was gathered from May 2015 till December 2015 and comprised of 128 with Rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed according to ACR/EULAR 2010 criteria. The study was conducted at Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi. Functional status was assessed with Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire (mHAQ) and Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI) was used for evaluation of symptoms of depression...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516868/predicting-responses-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-to-disease-modifying-agents-using-baseline-clinical-data
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Nicola J Gullick, Aneela N Mian, Fowzia Ibrahim, David Walker, Andrew Hassell, Patrick D W Kiely, David A Walsh, Adam Young, David L Scott
OBJECTIVES: The optimal treatment for active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is unresolved, particularly in early RA. We used data from an observational cohort to develop the simple predictor algorithm and evaluated its application in two completed clinical trials in early and established RA. We assessed whether using a simple algorithm can identify patients who have persisting active disease despite treatment with disease-modifying drugs (DMARDs). We also examined if patients who have lower likelihoods of persisting active RA are likely to benefit from intensive treatment...
May 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516086/can-synovial-pathobiology-integrate-with-current-clinical-and-imaging-prediction-models-to-achieve-personalized-health-care-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Frances Claire Humby, Farida Al Balushi, Gloria Lliso, Alberto Cauli, Costantino Pitzalis
Although great progress has been made in the past decade toward understanding the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), clinicians remain some distance from a goal of personalized health care. The capacity to diagnose RA early, predict prognosis, and moreover predict response to biologic therapies has been a research focus for many years. How currently available clinical prediction models can facilitate such goals is reviewed in this article. In addition, the role of current imaging techniques in this regard is also discussed...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514243/celiac-disease-symptom-resolution-effectiveness-of-the-gluten-free-diet
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Naire Sansotta, Stefano Guandalini, Karine Amirikian, Hilary Jericho
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the gluten free diet (GFD) on gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptom resolution and identify predictors for persistence of symptoms in all celiac patients at the University of Chicago. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review from 2002 to 2015. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms included: abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, failure to thrive/weight loss, nausea, reflux and vomiting. Extra-intestinal (EI) symptoms included: abnormal liver enzymes, arthralgia/arthritis, dermatitis herpetiformis, alopecia, fatigue, headache, anemia, stomatitis, myalgia, psychiatric disorders, rashes, seizures, neuropathy, short stature, delayed puberty, osteoporosis, and infertility...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511426/effect-of-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-and-hla-drb1-subtypes-on-clinical-disease-activity-index-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Akbar Soleimani, Zahra Mobedi, Maryam Al-E-Rasul, Abolghasem Sharifi, Abdolrahim Kazemi Vardanjani
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a crippling disease with a global prevalence of approximately 0.5%-1% in adults. Genetic, environmental and immunologic factors contribute importantly to pathogenesis of RA. American College of Rheumatology (ACR) assists in early diagnosis of the disease. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of HLA-DRB1 gene and anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) antibody on Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) and to determine the frequency of HLA-DRB1 alleles in the patients with RA...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511285/increased-f4-80-hi-macrophages-is-associated-with-suppression-of-serum-transfer-induced-arthritis-in-mice-with-flip-reduced-in-myeloid-cells
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Qi-Quan Huang, Robert Birket, Renee E Doyle, G Kenneth Haines, Harris Perlman, Bo Shi, Philip Homan, Lianping Xing, Richard M Pope
OBJECTIVE: Macrophages are critical in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We recently demonstrated that FLIP (FLICE-like inhibitory protein) is necessary for the differentiation and/or survival of macrophages. We also identified that FLIP is highly expressed in RA synovial macrophages. This study was performed to determine if the reduction of Flip in macrophages would reduce synovial tissue macrophages and ameliorate serum transfer induced arthritis (STIA). METHODS: Mice with Flip deleted in myeloid cells (Flip(f/f) LysM(c/+) mice) and littermate controls were employed...
May 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510734/predictors-of-and-outcomes-following-orthopaedic-joint-surgery-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-followed-for-20-years
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James M Gwinnutt, Deborah P M Symmons, Alexander J MacGregor, Jacqueline R Chipping, Chloe Lapraik, Tarnya Marshall, Mark Lunt, Suzanne M M Verstappen
Objectives.: To analyse predictors and outcomes of major orthopaedic surgery in a cohort of RA patients followed for 20 years. Methods.: Patients were recruited to the Norfolk Arthritis Register from 1990 to 1994. Demographic and clinical variables (including the HAQ and swollen and tender joint counts) were assessed at baseline; the 2010 ACR/EULAR RA classification criteria were applied. Patients reported incident comorbidities and major orthopaedic joint surgery (replacement, synovectomy, fusion, excision) when reassessed at years 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 15 and 20...
May 16, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506237/clinical-and-mri-outcome-of-cervical-spine-lesions-in-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-treated-with-anti-tnf%C3%AE-drugs-early-in-disease-course
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Damjana Ključevšek, Nina Emeršič, Nataša Toplak, Tadej Avčin
BACKGROUNDS: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcome of cervical spine arthritis in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), who received anti-TNFα early in the course of cervical spine arthritis. METHODS: Medical charts and imaging of JIA patients with cervical spine involvement were reviewed in this retrospective study. Data, including age at disease onset, JIA type, disease activity, treatment and clinical outcome were collected...
May 15, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502334/ap-1-expression-and-its-clinical-relevance-in-immune-disorders-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Shivtia Trop-Steinberg, Yehudit Azar
The inflammatory response is known to have a significant role in certain autoimmune diseases and malignancies. We review current knowledge regarding the functions of activator protein 1 (AP-1) as an important modulator in several immune disorders and carcinomas. AP-1 is overexpressed in rheumatoid arthritis and in long-term allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation survivors; however, decreased expression of AP-1 has been observed in psoriasis, systematic lupus erythematosus and in patients who do not survive after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
May 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500126/lemierre-s-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-septic-arthritis
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James B Olivier, Khalid Al-Hourani, Benjamin Bolland
Lemierre's syndrome is a rare condition characterised by pharyngitis leading to septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein. Complications include pulmonary septic emboli, septic arthritis and disseminated intravascular coagulation. The authors present a case of a healthy woman aged 25 years with septic arthritis of the shoulder due to this unusual cause. This diagnosis was made via a combination of clinical, radiological and microbiological findings. It was successfully treated via surgical and antimicrobial interventions...
May 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499374/clinical-improvement-of-renal-amyloidosis-in-a-patient-with-systemic-onset-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-who-received-tocilizumab-treatment-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Songkiat Chantarogh, Soamarat Vilaiyuk, Thipwimol Tim-Aroon, Suchin Worawichawong
BACKGROUND: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a common rheumatic disease in children and adolescents. Although JIA may cause secondary amyloidosis, this is a rare complication in patients with JIA and other rheumatic diseases. Many previous studies have revealed that common heterozygous or homozygous mutations in the MEFV gene are associated with systemic-onset JIA (SJIA). CASE PRESENTATION: We herein report a case involving a 19-year-old female patient with difficult-to-control SJIA...
May 12, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498398/per2-is-downregulated-by-the-lps-induced-inflammatory-response-in-synoviocytes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-is-implicated-in-disease-susceptibility
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Hwayoung Lee, Seong-Su Nah, Sung-Hae Chang, Hyung-Ki Kim, Jun-Tack Kwon, Sanghyun Lee, Ik-Hyun Cho, Sang Won Lee, Young Ock Kim, Seung-Jae Hong, Hak-Jae Kim
The clinical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) present with circadian variation, with joint stiffness and pain more prominent in the early morning. The mammalian clock genes, which include circadian locomotor output cycles kaput, brain and muscle Arnt-like protein 1, period and cryptochrome, regulate circadian rhythms. In order to identify the association between genetic polymorphisms in the circadian clock gene period 2 (PER2) and RA, the present study genotyped three PER2 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs934945, rs6754875, and rs2304674, using genetic information from 256 RA patients and 499 control subjects...
May 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491854/mpo-anca-associated-necrotizing-glomerulonephritis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mário Góis, Ana Messias, Dulce Carvalho, Fernanda Carvalho, Helena Sousa, João Sousa, Fernando Nolasco
BACKGROUND: Renal involvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is common and has a negative impact on patient survival. Only few cases have been reported of necrotizing glomerulonephritis (GN) associated with myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA) in patients with RA. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a patient with RA who developed a necrotizing GN associated with ANCA-MPO, treated with rituximab (RTX). A 55-year-old man with a 27-year history of RA under secukinumab was referred to our nephrology clinic with worsening renal function associated with microhematuria and proteinuria...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490712/application-of-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling-for-the-prediction-of-tofacitinib-exposure-in-japanese
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Misaki Suzuki, Susanna Tse, Midori Hirai, Yoichi Kurebayashi
Tofacitinib (3-[(3R,4R)-4-methyl-3-[methyl(7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl)amino]piperidin-1-yl]-3 -oxopropanenitrile) is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor that is approved in countries including Japan and the United States for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and is being developed across the globe for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. In the present study, a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic model was applied to compare the pharmacokinetics of tofacitinib in Japanese and Caucasians to assess the potential impact of ethnicity on the dosing regimen in the two populations...
May 9, 2017: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484205/clinical-outcome-evaluation-of-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Pengcheng Liu, Junfeng Liu, Kuo Xia, Liyang Chen, Xing Wu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and clinical outcome of primary total knee arthroplasty in patients with diabetes mellitus. MATERIAL AND METHODS Among the patients who were treated with total knee arthroplasty, there were 98 patients (116 knees) associated with diabetes. Osteoarthritis was diagnosed in 90 patients and rheumatoid arthritis was diagnosed in 8 patients. Various degrees of preoperative knee deformities were found in 82 knees. The average fasting blood glucose was 9.8±3...
May 9, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481462/biologics-or-tofacitinib-for-people-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-naive-to-methotrexate-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jasvinder A Singh, Alomgir Hossain, Amy S Mudano, Elizabeth Tanjong Ghogomu, Maria E Suarez-Almazor, Rachelle Buchbinder, Lara J Maxwell, Peter Tugwell, George A Wells
BACKGROUND: Biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (biologics) are highly effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA), however there are few head-to-head biologic comparison studies. We performed a systematic review, a standard meta-analysis and a network meta-analysis (NMA) to update the 2009 Cochrane Overview. This review is focused on the adults with RA who are naive to methotrexate (MTX) that is, receiving their first disease-modifying agent. OBJECTIVES: To compare the benefits and harms of biologics (abatacept, adalimumab, anakinra, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, golimumab, infliximab, rituximab, tocilizumab) and small molecule tofacitinib versus comparator (methotrexate (MTX)/other DMARDs) in people with RA who are naive to methotrexate...
May 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480581/automatic-quantification-of-bone-marrow-edema-on-mri-of-the-wrist-in-patients-with-early-arthritis-a-feasibility-study
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Evgeni Aizenberg, Edgar A H Roex, Wouter P Nieuwenhuis, Lukas Mangnus, Annette H M van der Helm-van Mil, Monique Reijnierse, Johan L Bloem, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt, Berend C Stoel
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of automatic quantification of bone marrow edema (BME) on MRI of the wrist in patients with early arthritis. METHODS: For 485 early arthritis patients (clinically confirmed arthritis of one or more joints, symptoms for less than 2 years), MR scans of the wrist were processed in three automatic stages. First, super-resolution reconstruction was applied to fuse coronal and axial scans into a single high-resolution 3D image. Next, the carpal bones were located and delineated using atlas-based segmentation...
May 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480161/multiple-cavities-with-halo-sign-in-a-case-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-during-therapy-for-drug-induced-hypersensitivity-syndrome
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Tomoo Ikari, Katsura Nagai, Masashi Ohe, Toshiyuki Harada, Yasushi Akiyama
A 67-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis and asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome was admitted for drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS) caused by salazosulfapyridine. Human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) variant B was strongly positive on peripheral blood. Multiple cavities with ground grass opacities rapidly emerged predominantly in the upper and middle lobes. She was diagnosed with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA), and was treated successfully with antifungal agents. Therapeutic systemic corticosteroids, emphysematous change in the lungs, and the worsening of the patient's general condition due to DIHS were considered major contributing factor leading to IPA...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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