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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913376/axial-disease-in-psoriatic-arthritis-study-defining-the-clinical-and-radiographic-phenotype-of-psoriatic-spondyloarthritis
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Deepak R Jadon, Raj Sengupta, Alison Nightingale, Mark Lindsay, Eleanor Korendowych, Graham Robinson, Amelia Jobling, Gavin Shaddick, Jing Bi, Robert Winchester, Jon T Giles, Neil J McHugh
OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence, clinical and radiographic characteristics of psoriatic spondyloarthritis (PsSpA) in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: A prospective single-centre cross-sectional observational study recruited consecutive PsA and AS cases. Participants completed outcome measures, and underwent clinical examination, axial radiographic scoring and HLA-sequencing. Multivariable analyses are presented. RESULTS: The 402 enrolled cases (201 PsA, 201 AS; fulfilling classification criteria for respective conditions) were reclassified based upon radiographic axial disease and psoriasis, as: 118 PsSpA, 127 peripheral-only PsA (pPsA), and 157 AS without psoriasis (AS) cases...
December 2, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911110/mannose-binding-lectin-deficiency-in-brazilian-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
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Thelma L Skare, Renato Nisihara, Juliana Z Cieslinski, João O Zeni, Henrique N Rasera, Iara Messias-Reason, Shirley R R Utiyama
BACKGROUND: Infections are usually involved in the pathogenesis of spondyloarthritis (SpA). Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is a component of the innate immune system with an important role in microbial defense. OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of MBL deficiency in SpA patients as well as its influence in the clinical profile of these diseases. METHODS: We studied 89 SpA patients and 89 healthy individuals, paired for age and gender. MBL serum levels were measured by ELISA test...
December 2, 2016: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909080/ankylosing-spondylitis-versus-nonradiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-comparison-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitor-effectiveness-and-effect-of-hla-b27-status-an-observational-cohort-study-from-the-nationwide-danbio-registry
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Bente Glintborg, Inge J Sørensen, Mikkel Østergaard, Lene Dreyer, Abdiweli A Mohamoud, Niels S Krogh, Oliver Hendricks, Lis S Andersen, Johnny L Raun, Marcin R Kowalski, Laura Danielsen, Randi Pelck, Henrik Nordin, Jens K Pedersen, Dorte G A Kraus, Susan R Christensen, Inger M J Hansen, Jakob Esbesen, Annette Schlemmer, Anne G Loft, Nabil Al Chaer, Lone Salomonsen, Merete L Hetland
OBJECTIVE: To compare baseline disease activity and treatment effectiveness in biologic-naive patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who initiate tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) treatment and to study the role of potential confounders (e.g., HLA-B27 status). METHODS: Observational cohort study based on prospectively registered data in the nationwide DANBIO registry. We used Kaplan-Meier plots, Cox, and logistic regression analyses to study the effect of diagnosis (nr-axSpA vs AS) and potential confounders (sex/age/start yr/HLA-B27/disease duration/TNFi-type/smoking/baseline disease activity) on TNFi adherence and response [e...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908306/comparing-diffusion-weighted-imaging-with-clinical-and-blood-parameters-and-with-short-tau-inversion-recovery-sequence-in-detecting-spinal-and-sacroiliac-joint-inflammation-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
#4
Ho Yin Chung, Xiaopei Xu, Vince Wing Hang Lau, Grace Ho, Ka Lai Lee, Philip Hei Li, Helen Hoi Lun Tsang, Suet Kei Kwok, Chak Sing Lau, Chun Sing Wong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the usefulness of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) by comparing with clinical features, blood parameters and traditional short tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequence in detecting spinal and sacroiliac (SI) joint inflammation in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) patients. METHODS: One hundred and ten axSpA patients were recruited. Clinical, radiological and blood parameters were recorded. DWI and STIR MRI were performed simultaneously and results were scored according to the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) for comparison...
November 13, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900299/assessment-of-enthesitis-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-using-clinical-examination-and-ultrasound
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Salome Kristensen, Jeppe Hagstrup Christensen, Erik Berg Schmidt, Jens Lykkegaard Olesen, Martin Berg Johansen, Kristian Bakke Arvesen, Annette Schlemmer
BACKGROUND: Enthesitis is a major feature of psoriatic arthritis. However, clinical assessment of enthesitis is known to lack accuracy and have poor interobserver reliability. OBJECTIVE: To determine effect of training on clinical assessment of enthesitis and to compare ultrasonography with clinical examination for the detection of entheseal abnormalities. METHODS: 20 rheumatologists performed repeated assessment of enthesitis in patients with established psoriatic arthritis before and after a 2-hour training session in standardised enthesitis count according to Leeds Enthesitis Index (LEI) and Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada Enthesitis Index (SPARCC)...
April 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899374/an-induction-or-flare-of-arthritis-and-or-sacroiliitis-by-vedolizumab-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-case-series
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G Varkas, K Thevissen, G De Brabanter, L Van Praet, F Czul-Gurdian, H Cypers, J De Kock, P Carron, M De Vos, P Hindryckx, J Arts, I Vanneuville, P Schoenaers, B Claerhout, M Abreu, F Van den Bosch, D Elewaut
BACKGROUND: In inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a new biological therapy has recently been approved. Vedolizumab is a humanised IgG1 monoclonal antibody to α4β7 integrin that modulates gut lymphocyte trafficking. Although an exclusively local effect of vedolizumab could be expected based on the restricted presence of the α4β7-mucosal vascular addressin cell adhesion molecule 1 complex in the gut, past combined success with anti-tumour necrosis factor, and previous demonstration of α4β7 integrin in the joint, led to the expectation of a therapeutic efficacy in spondyloarthritis...
November 29, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899002/in-axial-spondyloarthritis-never-smokers-ex-smokers-and-current-smokers-show-a-gradient-of-increasing-disease-severity-results-from-the-scotland-registry-for-ankylosing-spondylitis-siras
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Gareth T Jones, Tiara Ratz, Linda E Dean, Gary J Macfarlane, Fabiola Atzeni
Objectives To examine the relationship between smoking, smoking cessation, and disease characteristics/quality of life (QoL) in spondyloarthritis. Methods The Scotland Registry for Ankylosing Spondylitis collects data from clinically diagnosed patients with spondyloarthritis. Clinical data, including Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis indices of disease activity (BASDAI) and function (BASFI), was obtained from medical records. Postal questionnaires provided information on smoking status and QoL (Ankylosing Spondylitis QoL questionnaire; ASQoL)...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896279/a-case-of-relapsing-polyarthritis-associated-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Avinash Adiga, John Pixley
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory follicular skin disease with recurrent skin nodules, sinus tracts, and scarring. We observed a case of HS associated with relapsing polyarthritis. On presentation the patient had a flare of polyarthritis with an increase in the number and size of pustular nodules. He has had similar episodes 1 to 2 times yearly subsiding with antibiotic treatment. Radiographs revealed erosions and demineralization. Symptoms improved following institution of anti-inflammatory and antibiotic therapy...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894157/relationship-between-serum-infliximab-concentrations-and-risk-of-infections-in-patients-treated-for-spondyloarthritis
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Theodora Bejan-Angoulvant, David Ternant, Fadela Daoued, Frédéric Medina, Louis Bernard, Saloua Mammou, Gilles Paintaud, Denis Mulleman
OBJECTIVE: Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors are effective in reducing inflammation in rheumatic diseases but increase the risk of infections. This study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between the trough serum concentration of infliximab (IFX) and the risk of a first infection episode. METHODS: We retrospectively included all patients who started IFX treatment for an approved indication in our department. Patients were followed up based on recommended IFX infusion schedules...
November 28, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889235/prevalence-and-topographic-distribution-of-spinal-inflammation-on-mr-imaging-in-patients-recently-diagnosed-with-axial-spondyloarthritis
#10
A Larbi, B Fourneret, C Lukas, M-P Baron, N Molinari, P Taourel, C Cyteval
OBJECTIVE: The primary goal of this study was to determine the prevalence and topographic distribution of spinal lesions in lower thoracic and lumbar spine on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with recently diagnosed with spondyloarthritis. The secondary goal was to identify variables associated with vertebral patterns consistent with spondyloarthritis on MRI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 112 HLA-B27 positive patients with recently diagnosed spondyloarthritis were retrospectively included...
November 23, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888172/disease-activity-trajectories-in-early-axial-spondyloarthritis-results-from-the-desir-cohort
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Anna Molto, Sophie Tezenas du Montcel, Daniel Wendling, Maxime Dougados, Antoine Vanier, Laure Gossec
BACKGROUND: Disease activity may change over time in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). The objectives were to identify patterns of disease activity evolution in patients with early axSpA. METHODS: Patients from the prospective early axSpA cohort (DEvenir des Spondyloarthrites Indifférenciées Récentes (DESIR)) who fulfilled the Assessment in SpondyloArthritis Society (ASAS) criteria for axSpA at baseline and with at least three Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) values available over the 3 years of follow-up were analysed...
November 25, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887637/clinical-improvement-and-reduction-in-serum-calprotectin-levels-after-an-intensive-exercise-programme-for-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Andrea Levitova, Hana Hulejova, Maja Spiritovic, Karel Pavelka, Ladislav Senolt, Marketa Husakova
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of exercise therapy for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is well-documented, but dearth of information is for non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA). Biomarkers like serum calprotectin, interleukins IL-6, IL-17 and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α may reflect the disease activity of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). In this study, we investigated clinical and laboratory parameters of both axSpA subgroups in response to intensive physical exercise. METHODS: Altogether, 46 patients with axSpA, characterised according to the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society criteria as having nr-axSpA or AS underwent 6-month exercise programme...
November 25, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
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
#13
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/27881910/low-dose-modified-release-prednisone-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-3-month-efficacy-and-tolerability
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Francesca Bandinelli, Francesco Scazzariello, Emanuela Pimenta da Fonseca, Mittermayer Barreto Santiago, Claudio Marcassa, Francesca Nacci, Marco Matucci Cerinic
BACKGROUND: Oral glucocorticoids (GCs) have been shown to be effective in reducing the inflammatory symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, but their use is not supported by evidence in spondyloarthritis (SpA). Modified-release (MR) oral prednisone taken at bedtime has been shown to be more effective than immediate-release prednisone taken in the morning. The efficacy of low-dose MR prednisolone in patients with SpA is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This single-center cohort study retrospectively assessed the effectiveness and safety of 12-week low-dose MR prednisone (5 mg daily, bedtime administration) in GC-naïve adult patients with symptomatic axial SpA...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879484/herpes-simplex-type-2-encephalitis-and-methotrexate-medication-a-fortuitous-or-causative-association-in-a-patient-with-spondyloarthritis
#15
Julien Lupo, Ophélie Dos Santos, Raphaele Germi, Monique Baccard-Longère, Jean-Paul Stahl, Olivier Epaulard, Patrice Morand
It is unclear whether immunosuppression is a risk factor for herpes encephalitis. Herein, we describe a rare case of herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2 encephalitis in a patient treated with low-dose methotrexate for HLA-B27-associated spondyloarthritis. The patient was successfully treated with acyclovir but presented sequelae of encephalitis. Here we discuss the possible role of low-dose MTX therapy as a risk factor of neurological herpes reactivation and severe disease. The host-related and viral risk factors are also addressed...
November 23, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864696/generation-and-differentiation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-reveal-ankylosing-spondylitis-risk-gene-expression-in-bone-progenitors
#16
Gerlinde Layh-Schmitt, Shajia Lu, Fatemeh Navid, Stephen R Brooks, Emily Lazowick, Kathryn M Davis, Cristina Montagna, Massimo Gadina, Robert A Colbert
Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), which encompasses ankylosing spondylitis, is a complex genetic disease. Aberrant bone formation is a key feature of pathogenesis that can lead to ankylosis of the spine. Our objective is to determine, whether genes whose variants confer susceptibility to AS are expressed in bone progenitors like mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Since MSCs from bone marrow is difficult to obtain, we first examined, whether MSCs can be derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Dermal fibroblasts of two axSpA patients and one healthy control were reprogrammed into iPSCs using a Sendai virus vector encoding pluripotency genes...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863065/efficacy-and-safety-of-etanercept-in-patients-from-latin-america-central-europe-and-asia-with-early-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis
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James Cheng-Chung Wei, Wen-Chan Tsai, Gustavo Citera, Sameer Kotak, Lyndon Llamado
AIM: To evaluate etanercept in patients from Latin America, Central/Eastern Europe, and Asia with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA). METHODS: A subset analysis was performed on nr-axSpA patients from Argentina, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia and Taiwan who were enrolled in EMBARK (NCT01258738). Patients received either etanercept 50 mg or placebo once weekly. The primary endpoint was proportion of patients achieving 40% improvement from baseline based on Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) criteria...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860306/validity-and-reliability-of-the-health-assessment-questionnaire-among-patients-with-spondyloarthritis-in-singapore
#18
Yu Heng Kwan, Warren Fong, Nai Lee Lui, Si Ting Yong, Yin Bun Cheung, Rahul Malhotra, Julian Thumboo, Truls Østbye
AIM: The Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) is a popular tool used to measure disability. Few studies have assessed its psychometric properties in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA). We therefore aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the HAQ in patients with SpA in Singapore. METHOD: Cross-sectional data from a registry of 196 patients with SpA recruited from a dedicated tertiary referral clinic in Singapore from 2011 to 2014 was used. Analyses were guided by the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) framework...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856661/differential-mechanisms-of-de-regulated-bone-formation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-spondyloarthritis
#19
REVIEW
Steven R Goldring
The inflammatory arthropathies share in common their tendency to produce marked alterations in skeletal remodelling and architecture. This review will focus on RA and the seronegative spondyloarthopathies (SpA), which share common features with respect to their tendency to produce localized bone destruction at sites of articular and peri-articular inflammation. However, there are significant differences in the skeletal pathology in these conditions, which include the unique involvement of the axial skeleton and the presence of inflammation in the extra-articular entheses in SpA...
December 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856659/new-treatment-targets-for-axial-spondyloarthritis
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REVIEW
Joachim Sieper
Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) patients can be divided into those with structural damage in the SI joint visible on X-rays, termed radiographic axSpA or AS, and those in an earlier phase of the disease, without structural damage in the SI joint, termed non-radiographic axSpA. TNF-blockers have been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of active axSpA. Interestingly, conventional DMARDs and also non-TNF-blocker biologics targeting IL-1, IL-6 and T cells (abatacept) are not effective. Recent interest has focused on the cytokines IL-23 and IL-17 as potential treatment targets in axSpA...
December 2016: Rheumatology
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