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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339365/thresholds-for-the-28-joint-disease-activity-score-das28-using-c-reactive-protein-are-lower-compared-to-das28-using-erythrocyte-sedimentation-rate-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Bindee Kuriya, Orit Schieir, Daming Lin, Juan Xiong, Janet Pope, Gilles Boire, Boulos Haraoui, John Carter Thorne, Diane Tin, Carol Hitchon, Shahin Jamal, Edward Keystone, Vivien P Bykerk
OBJECTIVES: The 28-Joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28) using C-reactive protein (CRP) and DAS28 using erythrocyte sedimentation rate (DAS28-ESR) may not be interchangeable. We sought to compare and estimate optimal thresholds for the DA28-CRP for use in early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA). METHODS: Patients from the Canadian Early Arthritis Cohort with baseline and 12 months' data for both DAS28-ESR and DAS28-CRP were examined for correlations and differences between DAS28-CRP and DAS28-ESR across their range of values...
March 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320454/mitigation-of-disease-and-treatment-related-risks-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis
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REVIEW
Martin Bergman, Amy Lundholm
Psoriatic arthritis is a part of the family of diseases referred to as spondyloarthropathies, a diverse group of chronic inflammatory disorders with common clinical, radiographic, and genetic features. Peripheral arthritis is the most common symptom of psoriatic arthritis and patients also frequently experience involvement of the entheses, spine, skin, and nails. Due to the diverse clinical spectrum of disease severity, tissues affected, and associated comorbidities, the treatment of psoriatic arthritis can be challenging and it is necessary to mitigate risks associated with both the disease and its treatment...
March 20, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319620/clinical-pearl-early-diagnosis-of-nail-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
#3
Shari R Lipner, Matilde Iorizzo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317489/ankylosing-spondylitis-and-pregnancy-a-literature-review
#4
Eirini Giovannopoulou, Grigorios Gkasdaris, Stylianos Kapetanakis, Emmanuel Kontomanolis
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is the prototype of a group of systemic rheumatic diseases collectively referred to as Spondyloarthitides (SpA). It is has recently become clear that AS is not as rare as previously thought and, although it has an early onset in life affecting patients in their reproductive years, it has not been proved to adversely affect fertility in females. Furthermore, new pharmaceutical agents have been introduced for its therapeutical management. The interaction between systematic rheumatic diseases and pregnancy has been under investigation with the majority of studies focusing on systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
March 17, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317389/prp-for-degenerative-cartilage-disease
#5
Lior Laver, Niv Marom, Lad Dnyanesh, Omer Mei-Dan, João Espregueira-Mendes, Alberto Gobbi
OBJECTIVE: To explore the utilization of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for degenerative cartilage processes and evaluate whether there is sufficient evidence to better define its potential effects. DESIGN: Systematic literature reviews were conducted in PubMed/MEDLINE and Cochrane electronic databases till May 2015, using the keywords "platelet-rich plasma OR PRP OR autologous conditioned plasma OR ACP AND cartilage OR chondrocyte OR chondrogenesis OR osteoarthritis (OA) OR arthritis...
September 1, 2016: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296768/difficult-clinical-management-of-antituberculosis-dress-syndrome-complicated-by-mrsa-infection-a-case-report
#6
Li Wang, Lin-Feng Li
RATIONALE: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a severe drug-induced hypersensitivity reaction characterized by skin rash, fever, blood abnormalities, and multiple organ involvement. The diagnosis of DRESS syndrome is often delayed because of its variable presentation. Prompt withdrawal of the culprit drug is the definitive treatment. DRESS syndrome induced by antituberculosis drugs has rarely been reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 50-year-old man admitted to our hospital with recurrent episodes of progressive rash, fever, eosinophilia, lymphadenopathy, hepatic, and pulmonary involvement were experienced after repeat trials of the same antituberculosis drugs...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294565/ankle-pathologies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-a-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-study
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Halil Harman, İbrahim Tekeoğlu
AIM: We determined ankle pathologies in patients with different types of inflammatory rheumatic diseases using high-resolution ultrasonographic (US) images, and compared the findings among the different patient groups. METHODS: The study included 142 randomly selected inflammatory rheumatic disease patients with clinically swollen or painful ankle joints; 69 patients had rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 58 had spondyloarthropathies (SpA) and 15 had gout. Ankle assessment on US included all of the important anatomical structures...
March 12, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291375/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-what-is-the-utility-of-ultrasound
#8
Hershernpal A S Basra, Paul D Humphries
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is a heterogeneous condition and an important cause of acquired disability in children. Evidence supports early treatment to prevent future complications. This relies on prompt diagnosis, achieved by a high index of clinical suspicion and supportive evidence, including the detection of joint and or tendon inflammation. Ultrasound is a readily accessible, well tolerated, safe and accurate modality for assessing joints and the surrounding soft tissues. It can also be used to guide therapy into those joints and tendon sheaths, resistant to systemic treatments...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289873/patient-reported-outcomes-as-predictors-of-remission-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-treated-with-tight-control-treat-to-target-approach
#9
Laura Kuusalo, Kari Puolakka, Hannu Kautiainen, Anna Karjalainen, Timo Malmi, Timo Yli-Kerttula, Marjatta Leirisalo-Repo, Vappu Rantalaiho
Identifying prognostic factors for remission in early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) patients is of key clinical importance. We studied patient-reported outcomes (PROs) as predictors of remission in a clinical trial. We randomized 99 untreated ERA patients to receive remission-targeted treatment with three disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and prednisolone for 24 months, and infliximab or placebo for the initial 6 months. At baseline, we measured following PROs: eight Short Form 36 questionnaire (SF-36) dimensions, patient's global assessment [PGA, visual analogue scale (VAS)], Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), and pain VAS...
March 13, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287946/mr-imaging-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-technique-and-findings
#10
María Navallas, Emilio J Inarejos, Estíbaliz Iglesias, Gui Youn Cho Lee, Natalia Rodríguez, Jordi Antón
The term juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) encompasses a group of arthritides of unknown cause that begin before 16 years of age and last for at least 6 weeks. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement has been described in up to 87% of children with JIA and has been associated with all JIA subtypes. TMJ involvement is difficult to detect clinically. In one study, 71% of JIA patients with active TMJ synovitis were asymptomatic and 63% had normal physical examination results. Moreover, the main growth center of the mandible is located in the condyle, separated from the joint space by only a thin layer of fibrocartilage...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285088/impact-of-multiple-chronic-conditions-in-patients-hospitalized-with-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack
#11
Mohammed Yousufuddin, Adam C Bartley, Mouaz Alsawas, Heather L Sheely, Jessica Shultz, Paul Y Takahashi, Nathan P Young, M Hassan Murad
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and clinical impact of chronic conditions (CCs) have increasingly been recognized as an important public health concern. We evaluated the prevalence of coexisting CCs and their association with 30-day mortality and readmission in hospitalized patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS: In a retrospective study of patients aged ≥18 years hospitalized for first-ever stroke and TIA, we assessed the prevalence of coexisting CCs and their predictive value for subsequent 30-day mortality and readmission...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283528/rheumatoid-arthritis-phenotype-at-presentation-differs-depending-on-the-number-of-autoantibodies-present
#12
V F A M Derksen, S Ajeganova, L A Trouw, A H M van der Helm-van Mil, I Hafström, T W J Huizinga, R E M Toes, B Svensson, D van der Woude
OBJECTIVES: In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), seropositive and seronegative disease may be two entities with different underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, long-term outcomes and disease presentations. However, the effect of the conjoint presence of multiple autoantibodies, as proxy for a more pronounced humoral autoimmune response, on clinical phenotype remains unclear. Therefore, this study investigates the association between the number of autoantibodies and initial clinical presentation in two independent cohorts of patients with early RA...
April 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283311/septic-arthritis-in-a-native-knee-due-to-corynebacterium-striatum
#13
Juan Molina Collada, Alicia Rico Nieto, Macarena Díaz de Bustamante Ussia, Alejandro Balsa Criado
We describe a case of septic arthritis in a native knee due to Corynebacterium striatum, gram-positive bacilli that are usually commensal organisms of skin and mucosal membranes, but are seldom implicated in native septic arthritis. An 84-year-old man with Corynebacterium striatum septic arthritis of his native left knee and no response to conventional antibiotic therapy. Thus, the patient was allowed to take dalbavancin for compassionate use, with an excellent clinical outcome. This case emphasizes de role of Corynebacterium striatum in native joint infections and highlights the importance of early detection and appropriate treatment in improving the clinical outcome...
March 7, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282363/the-relationship-between-mental-health-disease-severity-and-genetic-risk-for-depression-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
#14
Jack Euesden, Faith Matcham, Matthew Hotopf, Sophia Steer, Andrew P Cope, Cathryn M Lewis, Ian C Scott
OBJECTIVE: Reduced mental health is prevalent in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although longitudinal studies are limited, there is evidence that depression associates with worse disease outcomes. We evaluated reciprocal relationships between mental health, RA severity and genetic risks for depression over 2-years in a well-characterised cohort of RA patients. METHODS: We evaluated 520 early RA patients previously enrolled to two clinical trials. Mental health was measured using the SF-36 mental health (MH) domain and mental component summary scores (MCS)...
March 9, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279841/european-multicentre-pilot-survey-to-assess-vitamin-d-status-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-and-early-development-of-a-new-patient-reported-outcome-questionnaire-d-pro
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REVIEW
Jelena Vojinovic, Angela Tincani, Alberto Sulli, Stefano Soldano, Laura Andreoli, Francesca Dall'Ara, Ruxandra Ionescu, Katarina Simic Pasalic, Inete Balcune, Ivan Ferraz-Amaro, Małgorzata Tlustochowicz, Irena Butrimiene, Egle Punceviciene, Natalia Toroptsova, Simeon Grazio, Jadranka Morovic-Vergles, Pavol Masaryk, Kati Otsa, Miguel Bernardes, Vladimira Boyadzhieva, Fausto Salaffi, Maurizio Cutolo
OBJECTIVE: To collect data on vitamin D (25(OH)D) serum levels in a large number of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients from different European countries, to investigate their relation with disease activity, disability, quality of life, and possibly to construct a new Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) questionnaire in order to self-estimate if they are at risk for vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency-related clinical implications (D-PRO). METHODS: This was a European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) supported cross-sectional study (project No CLI064) which involved 625 RA patients (mean age 55±11 years, mean disease duration 11±9 years), 276 age and sex matched healthy subjects, and rheumatologists working in academic institutions or hospital centres, as well as PARE organizations (patient representatives) from 13 European countries...
March 6, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277884/investigational-drugs-for-treatment-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#16
Angela Mauro, Donato Rigante, Rolando Cimaz
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic rheumatic disease in childhood. The improvement of knowledge about the pathogenetic mechanisms of JIA and advances in the understanding of pathways linking inflammation and autoimmunity and functions of multiple transcription factors have translated into new drug development for a tailored treatment directed to specific subpopulations of JIA patients. Areas covered: This review provides a digest of new investigational drugs which are currently or have been recently tested for treatment of JIA, and highlights some early phase clinical trials on rilonacept, givinostat, daclizumab, tofacitinib, and sarilumab...
March 12, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275536/rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-clinical-challenges-reflecting-the-diversity-of-pathophysiology
#17
Evangelia Panagiotidou, Evdokia Sourla, Serafim Xrisovalantis Kotoulas, Sofia Akritidou, Vasileios Bikos, Vasileios Bagalas, Ioannis Stanopoulos, Georgia Pitsiou
The present article reports three clinical cases in order to elucidate the diversity of the pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie rheumatoid arthritis associated pulmonary hypertension. The condition's three major causes are: interstitial lung disease, vasculitis, and chronic thromboembolic disease, but it should be noted that the multiple pulmonary manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis, can all contribute to chronic lung disease or hypoxia. The first patient in this report suffered from moderate restriction due to fibrosis and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension during an episode of life threatening hypoxia...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269999/baseline-mri-bone-erosion-predicts-the-subsequent-radiographic-progression-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-who-achieved-sustained-good-clinical-response
#18
Mami Tamai, Kazuhiko Arima, Yoshikazu Nakashima, Junko Kita, Masataka Umeda, Shoichi Fukui, Ayako Nishino, Takahisa Suzuki, Yoshiro Horai, Akitomo Okada, Tomohiro Koga, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Naoki Iwamoto, Kunihiro Ichinose, Satoshi Yamasaki, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Masataka Uetani, Katsumi Eguchi, Atsushi Kawakami
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings at baseline predict radiographic progression in early-stage rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who have achieved sustained good clinical response. METHODS: This is a sub-analysis from the one-year observational study of Nagasaki University Early Arthritis Cohort. Definition of 'good clinical response' was a decrement of disease activity score (DAS) 28 ≧ 1.2 at three months with achievement of DAS28 remission through 6-12 months...
March 8, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265847/can-rheumatologists-predict-eventual-need-for-orthopaedic-intervention-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-a-systematic-review-and-analysis-of-two-uk-inception-cohorts
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REVIEW
Elena Nikiphorou, Lewis Carpenter, Sam Norton, Stephen Morris, Alex MacGregor, Josh Dixey, Peter Williams, Patrick Kiely, David Andrew Walsh, Adam Young
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The structural damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can often be mitigated by orthopaedic surgery in late disease. This study evaluates the value of predictive factors for orthopaedic intervention. METHODS: A systematic review of literature was undertaken to identify papers describing predictive factors for orthopaedic surgery in RA. Manuscripts were selected if they met inclusion criteria of cohort study design, diagnosis of RA, follow-up duration/disease duration ≥3 years, any orthopaedic surgical interventions recorded, and then summarised for predictive factors...
March 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264816/eular-recommendations-for-the-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-with-synthetic-and-biological-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-2016-update
#20
Josef S Smolen, Robert Landewé, Johannes Bijlsma, Gerd Burmester, Katerina Chatzidionysiou, Maxime Dougados, Jackie Nam, Sofia Ramiro, Marieke Voshaar, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Daniel Aletaha, Martin Aringer, Maarten Boers, Chris D Buckley, Frank Buttgereit, Vivian Bykerk, Mario Cardiel, Bernard Combe, Maurizio Cutolo, Yvonne van Eijk-Hustings, Paul Emery, Axel Finckh, Cem Gabay, Juan Gomez-Reino, Laure Gossec, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Johanna M W Hazes, Tom Huizinga, Meghna Jani, Dmitry Karateev, Marios Kouloumas, Tore Kvien, Zhanguo Li, Xavier Mariette, Iain McInnes, Eduardo Mysler, Peter Nash, Karel Pavelka, Gyula Poór, Christophe Richez, Piet van Riel, Andrea Rubbert-Roth, Kenneth Saag, Jose da Silva, Tanja Stamm, Tsutomu Takeuchi, René Westhovens, Maarten de Wit, Désirée van der Heijde
Recent insights in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) necessitated updating the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) RA management recommendations. A large international Task Force based decisions on evidence from 3 systematic literature reviews, developing 4 overarching principles and 12 recommendations (vs 3 and 14, respectively, in 2013). The recommendations address conventional synthetic (cs) disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) (methotrexate (MTX), leflunomide, sulfasalazine); glucocorticoids (GC); biological (b) DMARDs (tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-inhibitors (adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, golimumab, infliximab), abatacept, rituximab, tocilizumab, clazakizumab, sarilumab and sirukumab and biosimilar (bs) DMARDs) and targeted synthetic (ts) DMARDs (Janus kinase (Jak) inhibitors tofacitinib, baricitinib)...
March 6, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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