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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944904/triptolide-inhibits-proliferation-differentiation-and-induces-apoptosis-of-osteoblastic-mc3t3%C3%A2-e1-cells
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Wei Ji, Shijia Liu, Xia Zhao, Yunke Guo, Sha Xia, Yueyang Lu, Menyun Yin, Xiao Xu
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is characterized by the formation of bony spurs. Treatment of the resulting ankylosis, excessive bone formation and associated functional impairment, remain the primary therapeutic aims in research regarding this condition. Triptolide is the primary active component of the perennial vine Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f., and has previously been demonstrated to exert anti‑tumor activities including inhibition of cell growth and the induction of apoptosis, however, the effect of triptolide on osteoblasts remains to be elucidated...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943073/the-reliability-and-validity-of-a-venezuelan-version-of-the-bath-ankylosing-spondylitis-functional-index-basfi-and-bath-ankylosing-spondylitis-disease-activity-index-basdai
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Mayra Rauseo Vera, Luis Arturo Gutiérrez-González, Irama Maldonado, Soham Al Snih
INTRODUCTION: Spondyloarthropathies (SpA) are disabling diseases with a prevalence of 1.9% in the general population. The indices designed for monitoring the disease should be valid, reliable and cross-culturally adapted for decision-making concerning the appropriate treatment. Changing an adjective or pronoun in a self-administered questionnaire could be the big difference in condensing an idea in a few words and transmitting that concept to all those who share the same language. OBJECTIVES: To develop a Venezuelan version of the original English version of the BASDAI/BASFI and to evaluate its reliability and validity in Venezuelan patients with SpA...
September 21, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941122/evaluation-of-periostin-and-factors-associated-with-new-bone-formation-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-periostin-may-be-associated-with-the-wnt-pathway
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Dilek Solmaz, Sadettin Uslu, Didem Kozacı, Neslihan Karaca, Hale Bulbul, Emine Figen Tarhan, Mustafa Ozmen, Gercek Can, Servet Akar
OBJECTIVE: Periostin has been shown to be involved in bone anabolism through the regulation of Wnt-β-catenin signaling. It may be one of the pathogenic mechanisms in syndesmophyte formation in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of this study was to evaluate serum periostin levels in patients with AS and to assess relationships among biomarkers of bone formation and periostin in disease outcomes, particularly radiographic changes. METHODS: Ninety-seven consecutive AS patients (78% male) and 48 healthy controls (75% male) were included in the study...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940172/gp2015-an-etanercept-biosimilar
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Emma D Deeks
GP2015 is the second biosimilar of the reference p75 TNF receptor-Fc fusion protein etanercept. It is approved for use in all indications for which reference etanercept is approved, including rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis, plaque psoriasis and paediatric plaque psoriasis. GP2015 has similar physiochemical and pharmacodynamic properties to those of reference etanercept, and the pharmacokinetic biosimilarity of the agents has been shown in healthy volunteers...
September 23, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939631/tnf-blockers-inhibit-spinal-radiographic-progression-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-by-reducing-disease-activity-results-from-the-swiss-clinical-quality-management-cohort
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Christoph Molnar, Almut Scherer, Xenofon Baraliakos, Manouk de Hooge, Raphael Micheroli, Pascale Exer, Rudolf O Kissling, Giorgio Tamborrini, Lukas M Wildi, Michael J Nissen, Pascal Zufferey, Jürg Bernhard, Ulrich Weber, Robert B M Landewé, Désirée van der Heijde, Adrian Ciurea
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the impact of tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFis) on spinal radiographic progression in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: Patients with AS in the Swiss Clinical Quality Management cohort with up to 10 years of follow-up and radiographic assessments every 2 years were included. Radiographs were scored by two readers according to the modified Stoke Ankylosing Spondylitis Spine Score (mSASSS) with known chronology. The relationship between TNFi use before a 2-year radiographic interval and progression within the interval was investigated using binomial generalised estimating equation models with adjustment for potential confounding and multiple imputation of missing values...
September 22, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938189/the-potent-suppressive-effect-of-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-m2000-on-molecular-expression-of-the-tlr-nf-kb-signaling-pathway-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients
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Maryam Roozbehkia, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Somaye Aletaha, Nima Rezaei, Mohammad Javad Fattahi, Fahimeh Jafarnezhad-Ansariha, Anis Barati, Abbas Mirshafiey
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease characterized by the inflammation of sacroiliac joints and axial skeleton. A combination of genetic, environmental and immunological factors are involved in AS's pathogenesis. TLRs are type I transmembrane glycoproteins that play a crucial role in the innate immune responses against invading pathogens. Observational studies have demonstrated a possible association between TLR dysregulation and AS. The β-d-mannuronic acid (M2000), as a novel NSAID with immunosuppressive property, has shown an inhibitory effect on Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2, 4 signaling in HEK293 cells...
September 19, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938006/association-between-circulating-mirnas-and-spinal-involvement-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Klára Prajzlerová, Kristýna Grobelná, Markéta Hušáková, Šárka Forejtová, Astrid Jüngel, Steffen Gay, Jiří Vencovský, Karel Pavelka, Ladislav Šenolt, Mária Filková
OBJECTIVES: Dysregulation of miRNAs and their target genes contributes to the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases. Circulating miRNAs may serve as diagnostic/prognostic biomarkers. We aimed to investigate the association between circulating miRNAs, disease activity and spinal involvement in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA). METHODS: Total RNA was isolated from the plasma of patients with non-radiographic (nr)AxSpA, patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and healthy controls (HC) via phenol-chloroform extraction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935352/post-traumatic-cervical-spine-epidural-hematoma-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Pedro A Ricart, Ravi Verma, Steven J Fineberg, Kyle Y Fink, Paul A Lucas, Yungtai Lo, David E Asprinio, Louis F Amorosa
BACKGROUND: The incidence and risk factors for post-traumatic cervical epidural hematoma are not well described in the current literature. Our aim was to determine the incidence and associated risk factors for post-traumatic cervical spine epidural hematoma (SEH). METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of our institution's prospectively collected data submitted to the state trauma registry, using ICD-9 codes, for all patients activated as a trauma with cervical spine injuries, between the years 2010 and 2014...
August 30, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934972/serum-bone-turnover-biomarkers-are-associated-with-the-occurrence-of-peripheral-and-axial-arthritis-in-psoriatic-disease-a-prospective-cross-sectional-comparative-study
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Deepak R Jadon, Raj Sengupta, Alison Nightingale, Hui Lu, Juliet Dunphy, Amelia Green, James T Elder, Rajan P Nair, Eleanor Korendowych, Mark A Lindsay, Neil J McHugh
BACKGROUND: A recent systematic review identified four candidate serum-soluble bone-turnover biomarkers (dickkopf-1, Dkk-1; macrophage-colony stimulating factor, M-CSF; matrix metalloproteinase-3, MMP-3; osteoprotegerin, OPG) showing possible association with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). We aimed to: (i) confirm and determine if these four biomarkers are associated with PsA; (ii) differentiate psoriasis cases with and without arthritis; and (iii) differentiate PsA cases with and without axial arthritis...
September 21, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921409/the-duality-of-economic-issues-with-medication-non-adherence-in-patients-with-inflammatory-arthritis
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REVIEW
Natasha K J Campbell, Khalid Saadeldin, Mary A De Vera
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we synthesize current data on non-adherence across inflammatory arthritides and explore (1) the effects of economic factors on non-adherence and (2) the impacts of non-adherence on economic outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent evidence demonstrates medication non-adherence rates as high as 74% in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), 90% in gout, 50% in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), 75% in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and 82% in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
September 18, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920498/an-update-on-biomarker-discovery-and-use-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Walter P Maksymowych
Evaluation of diagnosis, disease activity, and risk for joint damage all represent important unmet clinical needs in the management of axial spondyloarthritis that have been explored using biomarkers. Areas Covered: This review used the search terms biomarkers, ankylosing spondylitis, spondyloarthritis, spondyloarthropathy, pathogenesis, genetics, diagnostic tools, prognosis, to explore advances in biomarker development relevant to unmet clinical needs. Expert Commentary: Despite major advances in the identification of genetic risk markers, HLA-B*27 remains the only marker with clinical utility for diagnostic purposes...
September 16, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918465/congenital-lumbar-kyphosis-with-skin-ulceration-and-osteomyelitis-in-a-myelomeningocele-child-a-case-report
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Benoit Vibert, Marco Turati, Pierre-Yves Rabattu, Marco Bigoni, Ahmad Eid, Aurélien Courvoisier
INTRODUCTION: Kyphosis is a frequent problem in children with spina bifida, and this deformity may cause different complications as respiratory insufficiency, bowel dysfunction, and skin ulcers. CASE REPORT: We report on a 13-year-old myelomeningocele male with a lumbar kyphoscoliosis associated to a septic skin ulceration that resulted in an acute sepsis. An X-ray revealed a kyphosis of 110° and a scoliosis of 25° between T9 and L5. The wound and blood cultures showed Staphylococcus aureus colonization, and an appropriate antibiotic therapy was started...
September 16, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918450/clinical-utility-of-the-asdas-index-in-comparison-with-basdai-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-axis-study
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Agustí Sellas I Fernandez, Xavier Juanola Roura, Alberto Alonso Ruiz, José Rosas, Julio Medina Luezas, Eduardo Collantes Estevez, Miguel Ángel Abad Hernández, Virginia Carrasco Benitez, Cesar Fisac
The objective of the study was to study the clinical utility of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) for the assessment of disease activity in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients, compared to the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Activity Index (BASDAI). This was a prospective longitudinal observational study in patients with AS (NY-modified criteria) from 23 Spanish centers. Physical and analytical data; global, lumbar, and nocturnal pain; ASDAS, BASDAI and minimally acceptable clinical status (PASS) were collected...
September 16, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914372/the-role-of-gut-microbiota-in-the-pathogenesis-of-rheumatic-diseases
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Danli Zhong, Chanyuan Wu, Xiaofeng Zeng, Qian Wang
Rheumatic diseases refer to many diseases with a loss of immune self-tolerance, leading to a chronic inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement in multiple organs or tissues. The cause of rheumatic diseases remains to be elucidated, though both environmental and genetic factors are required for the development of rheumatic diseases. Over the past decades, emerging studies suggested that alteration of intestinal microbiota, known as gut dysbiosis, contributed to the occurrence or development of a range of rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic sclerosis, and Sjogren's syndrome, through profoundly affecting the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory immune responses...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914369/joint-involvement-in-mexican-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-a-hospital-based-retrospective-study
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Jesús K Yamamoto-Furusho, Andrea Sarmiento-Aguilar
The most frequent extra-intestinal manifestation in ulcerative colitis (UC) around the world is joint involvement. There are no previous data in Latin America that is about this aspect of disease; hence, the aim of this study was to determine the frequency and factors associated to joint involvement in Mexican patients with UC. A total of 295 patients with histological diagnosis of UC were studied, divided into two groups: (1) 154 cases with at least one joint affection (arthralgia, peripheral, or axial arthropathy (sacroilitis (SI) or ankylosing spondylitis (AS))) and (2) 141 controls that had never presented any joint involvement during the clinical course of UC...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914101/pelvic-incidence-and-hip-disorders
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Mikhail Saltychev, Katri Pernaa, Matti Seppänen, Keijo Mäkelä, Katri Laimi
Background and purpose - The role of pelvic incidence in hip disorders is unclear. Therefore, we undertook a literature review to evaluate the evidence on that role. Methods - A search was carried out on MEDLINE, SCOPUS, CENTRAL, and CINAHL databases. Quantitative analysis was based on comparison with a reference population of asymptomatic subjects. Results - The search resulted in 326 records: 15 studies were analyzed qualitatively and 13 quantitatively. The estimates of pelvic incidence varied more than 10 degrees from 47 (SD 3...
September 15, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912853/efficacy-research-of-salazosulfamide-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-nat1-gene-polymorphism
#17
Xiu-Fen Ma, Xiao-Dong Wang, Run-Rong Liu, Qing-Xia Luan
The aim of this study was to explore the correlation of salazosulfamide efficacy on ankylosing spondylitis and N-acetyltransferase 1 (NAT1) gene polymorphism. Thirty-two patients with ankylosing spondylitis were recruited in the experimental group and 36 normal individuals were recruited to the control group. The experimental group received 8.0 mg of salazosulfamide (MTX) per week and the control group received isodose of normal saline. Twenty-six patients in the experimental group responded to the salazosulfamide treatment and 6 did not show response...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912774/therapeutic-antibodies-to-kir3dl2-and-other-target-antigens-on-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphomas
#18
REVIEW
Christian Schmitt, Anne Marie-Cardine, Armand Bensussan
KIR3DL2 is a member of the killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) family that was initially identified at the surface of natural killer (NK) cells. KIR3DL2, also known as CD158k, is expressed as a disulfide-linked homodimer. Each chain is composed of three immunoglobulin-like domains and a long cytoplasmic tail containing two immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs. Beside its expression on NK cells, it is also found on rare circulating T lymphocytes, mainly CD8(+). Although the KIR gene number varies between haplotype, KIR3DL2 is a framework gene present in all individuals...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910361/fever-as-an-initial-manifestation-of-spondyloarthritis-a-retrospective-study
#19
Se Jin Byun, William Han Bae, Seung Min Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Yong-Beom Park, Jason Jungsik Song
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate a wide spectrum of clinical features of adult patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA) whose initial manifestation was fever, using the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) classification criteria. METHODS: We retrospectively collected the electronic medical records of hospitalized SpA patients who initially presented to the Severance Hospital (Seoul, Korea) with fever from January 2010 to May 2016. As a control group, we also recruited one-hundred consecutive patients who were diagnosed with SpA in our outpatient clinic...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901420/bioinformatics-analysis-of-genetic-variants-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-aminopeptidase-1-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Xiaoli Wang, Jie Ma, Jianbing Ma, Yurong Wen, Liesu Meng, Hao Yang, Rui Zhang, Dingjun Hao
According to the results of the first genome-wide association study of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase 1 (ERAP1) may serve an important role. However, a number of case-control studies have not been able to replicate this result using the same genetic markers. In the present study, the role of common genetic variants of ERAP1 in AS was investigated using two-stage bioinformatics analysis. In the first stage, a classical meta-analysis was performed to assess AS susceptibility markers in ERAP1 using data from available published case-control association studies...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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