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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090451/potential-of-pet-mri-for-imaging-of-non-oncologic-musculoskeletal-disease
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REVIEW
Feliks Kogan, Audrey P Fan, Garry E Gold
Early detection of musculoskeletal disease leads to improved therapies and patient outcomes, and would benefit greatly from imaging at the cellular and molecular level. As it becomes clear that assessment of multiple tissues and functional processes are often necessary to study the complex pathogenesis of musculoskeletal disorders, the role of multi-modality molecular imaging becomes increasingly important. New positron emission tomography-magnetic resonance imaging (PET-MRI) systems offer to combine high-resolution MRI with simultaneous molecular information from PET to study the multifaceted processes involved in numerous musculoskeletal disorders...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089976/disease-characteristics-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-development-in-patients-with-early-undifferentiated-arthritis-a-2-year-followup-study
#2
Gina H Brinkmann, Ellen S Norli, Tore K Kvien, Anne J Haugen, Lars Grøvle, Halvor Nygaard, Olav Bjørneboe, Cathrine Thunem, Maria D Mjaavatten, Elisabeth Lie
OBJECTIVE: To examine the 2-year disease course in patients with undifferentiated arthritis (UA) focusing on fulfillment of the 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism (ACR/EULAR) rheumatoid arthritis (RA) classification criteria. METHODS: Data were provided by the Norwegian Very Early Arthritis Clinic study, which included patients presenting with ≥ 1 swollen joint of ≤ 16 weeks' duration. UA was defined as patients not fulfilling the 2010 ACR/EULAR RA criteria and who did not have a clinical diagnosis other than RA at baseline...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086960/the-relationship-between-synovitis-quantified-by-an-ultrasound-7-joint-inflammation-score-and-physical-disability-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cohort-study
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Jakub Závada, Petra Hánová, Jana Hurňáková, Lenka Szczuková, Michal Uher, Šárka Forejtová, Martin Klein, Herman Mann, Marta Olejárová, Olga Růžičková, Olga Šléglová, Karel Hejduk, Karel Pavelka
BACKGROUND: Restoring normal physical functioning is a major therapeutic aim in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is unknown, whether the extent of synovial inflammation quantified by musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) can predict current or future capacity for physical functioning. To answer this question we investigated the longitudinal relationship between physical function assessed by the health assessment questionnaire (HAQ) and the German 7-joint ultrasound score (US7S) in a prospective cohort of patients with RA...
January 13, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073956/the-effect-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-autoantibodies-on-the-incidence-of-cardiovascular-events-in-a-large-inception-cohort-of-early-inflammatory-arthritis
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Lillian J Barra, Janet E Pope, Carol Hitchon, Gilles Boire, Orit Schieir, Daming Lin, Carter J Thorne, Diane Tin, Edward C Keystone, Boulos Haraoui, Shahin Jamal, Vivian P Bykerk
OBJECTIVE: RA is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events (CVEs). The objective was to estimate independent effects of RA autoantibodies on the incident CVEs in patients with early RA. METHODS: Patients were enrolled in the Canadian Early Inflammatory Arthritis Cohort, a prospective multicentre inception cohort. Incident CVEs, including acute coronary syndromes and cerebrovascular events, were self-reported by the patient and partially validated by medical chart review...
January 9, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073242/clinical-phenotypes-of-korean-patients-with-behcet-disease-according-to-gender-age-at-onset-and-hla-b51
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Hee Jung Ryu, Mi Ryoung Seo, Hyo Jin Choi, Han Joo Baek
Background/Aims: The clinical manifestations of Behcet disease (BD) have been reported to differ according to country, region, and race. Gender, onset age, and human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B51 have also been known as the factors that influence the clinical features of BD. The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical phenotypes of Korean patients who visited the rheumatology clinic with BD with respect to gender, onset age, and HLA-B51. Methods: Total 193 Korean patients (129 females and 64 males) fulfilling the international criteria for BD were retrospectively assessed...
January 12, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070763/uveitis-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-a-multicenter-survey
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Paola Pinheiro Kahwage, Mariana Paes Leme Ferriani, João M Furtado, Luciana Martins de Carvalho, Gecilmara Salviato Pileggi, Francisco Hugo Rodrigues Gomes, Maria Teresa Terreri, Claudia Saad Magalhães, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Silvana Brasilia Sacchetti, Roberto Marini, Eloisa Bonfá, Clovis Artur Silva, Virgínia Paes Leme Ferriani
The aim of this study is to assess uveitis prevalence in a large cohort of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) patients. A retrospective multicenter cohort study including 852 cSLE patients was performed in ten pediatric rheumatology centers (Brazilian cSLE group). An investigator meeting was held and all participants received database training. Uveitis was diagnosed through clinical assessment by the uveitis expert ophthalmologist of each center. Patients with and without uveitis were assessed for lupus clinical/laboratory features and treatments...
January 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068278/cervical-spondylitis-and-epidural-abscess-caused-by-brucellosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hatice Reşorlu, Suzan Saçar, Beşir Şahin Inceer, Ayla Akbal, Ferhat Gökmen, Coskun Zateri, Yilmaz Savaş
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease widely seen in endemic regions and that can lead to systemic involvement. The musculoskeletal system is frequently affected, and the disease can exhibit clinical involvements such as arthritis, spondylitis, spondylodiscitis, osteomyelitis, tenosynovitis and bursitis. Spondylitis and spondylodiscitis, common complications of brucellosis, predominantly affect the lumbar and thoracic vertebrae. Epidural abscess may occur as a rare complication of spondylitis. Spinal brucellosis and development of epidural abscess in the cervical region are rare...
December 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065641/mdct-of-hand-and-wrist-infections-emphasis-on-compartmental-anatomy
#8
REVIEW
S Ahlawat, F M Corl, D M LaPorte, E K Fishman, L M Fayad
Hand and wrist infections can present with a spectrum of manifestations ranging from cellulitis to deep-space collections. The various infectious processes can be categorised as superficial or deep infections based on their respective locations relative to the tendons. Superficial hand infections are located superficial to the tendons and are comprised of cellulitis, lymphangitis, paronychia, pulp-space infections, herpetic whitlow, and include volar as well as dorsal subcutaneous abscesses. Deep hand infections are located deep to the tendon sheaths and include synovial space infections, such as infectious tenosynovitis, deep fascial space infections, septic arthritis, necrotising fasciitis, and osteomyelitis...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065478/a-comparison-of-the-open-reduction-internal-fixation-and-resection-arthroplasty-techniques-in-treatment-of-mason-type-3-radial-head-fractures
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Yunus Emre Akman, Erhan Sukur, Esra Circi, Osman Nuri Ozyalvac, Fatih Ozyer, Yusuf Ozturkmen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to retrospectively compare a series of patients surgically treated with ORIF or early resection arthroplasty due to isolated comminuted radial head fractures. METHODS: Between the years 2009 and 2013, 34 patients with isolated comminuted fractures of the radial head (Mason Type 3) had been operated (ORIF in 19 patients, resection arthroplasty in 15 patients). The mean age of the patients in the ORIF group was 38.5 years and 54 years in the resection group...
January 5, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063473/transfer-of-maternal-immunity-to-piglets-is-involved-in-early-protection-against-mycoplasma-hyosynoviae-infection
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K Tølbøll Lauritsen, T Hagedorn-Olsen, G Jungersen, U Riber, H Stryhn, N F Friis, P Lind, B Kristensen
Mycoplasma hyosynoviae causes arthritis in pigs older than 12 weeks. The role of colostrum in protection of piglets against M. hyosynoviae infection is not clear. Our objective was therefore to investigate whether transfer of maternal immunity to piglets was involved in early protection against the infection. Experimental infections were carried out in three groups of weaners receiving different levels of M. hyosynoviae-specific colostrum components; Group NC derived from Mycoplasma free sows and possessed no specific immunity to M...
January 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061896/improving-patient-flow-of-people-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-has-the-potential-to-simultaneously-improve-health-outcomes-and-reduce-direct-costs
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R Puchner, R Hochreiter, H Pieringer, A Vavrovsky
BACKGROUND: In our current economic climate of scarce resources there is a lot of debate around the best - and most efficient - way of delivering care, which points patients towards the right physician at the earliest opportunity. The aim of the study was to assess whether an improvement in the interdisciplinary management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has the potential to simultaneously improve health outcomes and reduce costs. METHODS: In a first step, we modelled the ways which lead patients with RA to the correct diagnosis, and the relevant specialist, respectively...
January 7, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054496/tailoring-exercise-interventions-to-comorbidities-and-treatment-induced-adverse-effects-in-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-undergoing-chemotherapy-a-framework-to-support-clinical-decisions
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Marike van der Leeden, Rosalie J Huijsmans, Edwin Geleijn, Mariëtte de Rooij, Inge R Konings, Laurien M Buffart, Joost Dekker, Martijn M Stuiver
PURPOSE: Delivery of exercise interventions to patients with early-stage breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy requires complex clinical decisions. The purpose of this study was to develop a framework to support clinical decisions for tailoring exercise interventions to common comorbidities and cancer treatment-induced adverse effects. METHOD: Tailored exercise prescriptions were developed in four steps, following the i3-S strategy. All steps were based on current best available evidence, complemented with expert opinions...
January 5, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053147/bone-and-joint-infections-caused-by-mucormycetes-a-challenging-osteoarticular-mycosis-of-the-twenty-first-century
#13
Saad J Taj-Aldeen, Maria N Gamaletsou, Blandine Rammaert, Nikolaos V Sipsas, Valerie Zeller, Emmanuel Roilides, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Michael Henry, Vidmantas Petraitis, Brad Moriyama, David W Denning, Olivier Lortholary, Thomas J Walsh
Osteomyelitis and arthritis caused by mucormycetes are rare diseases that rank among the most challenging complications in orthopedic and trauma surgery. The aim of this work is to review the epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of the osteoarticular mucormycosis with particular emphasis on high-risk patients. A systematic review of osteoarticular mucormycosis was performed using PUBMED and EMBASE databases from 1978 to 2014. Among 34 patients with median age 41 (0.5-73 years), 24 (71%) were males...
January 3, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044348/early-recognition-and-detection-of-juvenile-psoriatic-arthritis-a-call-for-a-standardized-approach-to-screening
#14
E Burden-Teh, K S Thomas, S Rangaraj, J Cranwell, R Murphy
BACKGROUND: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend annual screening for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in all patients with psoriasis. Currently, no validated assessment tools have been recommended for screening for juvenile PsA (JPsA). AIM: To determine dermatologists' practice when assessing children's joints and explore the challenges dermatologists experience when looking for joint disease, in order to inform future strategies to improve early detection of arthritis...
January 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043998/presence-of-anticitrullinated-protein-antibodies-in-a-large-population-based-cohort-from-the-netherlands
#15
A van Zanten, S Arends, C Roozendaal, P C Limburg, F Maas, L A Trouw, R E M Toes, T W J Huizinga, H Bootsma, E Brouwer
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of anticitrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) and their association with known rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk factors in the general population. METHODS: Lifelines is a multidisciplinary prospective population-based cohort study in the Netherlands. Cross-sectional data from 40 136 participants were used. The detection of ACPA was performed by measuring anti-CCP2 on the Phadia-250 analyser with levels ≥6.2 U/mL considered positive...
January 2, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040562/enzootic-origins-for-clinical-manifestations-of-lyme-borreliosis
#16
Setareh Jahfari, Aleksandra Krawczyk, E Claudia Coipan, Manoj Fonville, Joppe W Hovius, Hein Sprong, Katsuhisa Takumi
Both early localized and late disseminated forms of Lyme borreliosis are caused by Borrelia burgdorferi senso lato. Differentiating between the spirochetes that only cause localized skin infection from those that cause disseminated infection, and tracing the group of medically-important spirochetes to a specific vertebrate host species, are two critical issues in disease risk assessment and management. Borrelia burgdorferi senso lato isolates from Lyme borreliosis cases with distinct clinical manifestations (erythema migrans, neuroborreliosis, acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans, and Lyme arthritis) and isolates from Ixodes ricinus ticks feeding on rodents, birds and hedgehogs were typed to the genospecies level by sequencing part of the intergenic spacer region...
December 28, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034349/biological-agents-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cross-link-between-immune-tolerance-and-immune-surveillance
#17
Rossella Talotta, Fabiola Atzeni, Alberto Batticciotto, Maurizio Benucci, Sara Bongiovanni, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
The biological drugs have all been successfully used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and have led to fair rates of clinical remission; however, the possible occurrence of adverse events such as infectious diseases or cancers means that the patients undergoing treatment need to be closely monitored. Anti-TNF agents, first appeared in the pharmacological algorithm of RA in the early 2000s, seem to lead to a higher risk of reactivated tubercular infection than the biological agents with different mechanism of action (abatacept or rituximab)...
December 30, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031499/mid-term-outcome-of-total-hip-arthroplasty-using-a-short-stem
#18
Rajesh Malhotra, Vijay Kumar
PURPOSE: To review the outcome of total hip arthroplasty (THA) using a short femoral stem in 33 hips. METHODS: Records of 33 hips in 20 men and 10 women aged 25 to 40 (mean, 30) years who underwent cementless THA using a short femoral stem by a single senior surgeon were reviewed. The diagnosis included avascular necrosis (n=9), ankylosing spondylitis (n=12), rheumatoid arthritis (n=7), posttraumatic arthritis (n=4), and Hurler syndrome (n=1). Clinical outcome was assessed using the Harris Hip Score...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024126/janus-kinase-jak-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-skin-and-hair-disorders-a-review-of-literature
#19
Aniseh Samadi, Saman Ahmad Nasrollahi, Ashkan Hashemi, Mansour Nassiri-Kashani, Alireza Firooz
Janus kinase family (JAKs) has recently attracted the attention of many researchers, and several JAK inhibitor drugs have been developed targeting different members of the JAK family. Tofacitinib and ruxolitinib are U.S. FDA approved drugs in this family approved for rheumatoid arthritis and myeloproliferative diseases, respectively. Dysregulation of JAK/STAT pathway is also involved in many skin diseases, specifically inflammatory disorders. We overview the JAK/STAT signaling pathway and its involvement in skin diseases...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018435/a-familial-case-of-blau-syndrome-caused-by-a-novel-nod2-genetic-mutation
#20
Woojoong Kim, Eujin Park, Yo Han Ahn, Jiwon M Lee, Hee Gyung Kang, Byung Joo Kim, Il-Soo Ha, Hae Il Cheong
Blau syndrome (BS) is a rare autosomal dominant, inflammatory syndrome that is characterized by the clinical triad of granulomatous dermatitis, symmetric arthritis, and recurrent uveitis. Mutations in the nucleotide oligomerization domain 2 (NOD2) gene are responsible for causing BS. To date, up to 30 Blau-associated genetic mutations have been identified within this gene. We report a novel NOD2 genetic mutation that causes BS. A girl, aged 8 years, and her brother, aged 10 years, developed erythematous skin rashes and uveitis...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
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