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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418334/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Kenan Barut, Amra Adrovic, Sezgin Şahin, Özgür Kasapçopur
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common chronic rheumatic disease of unknown aetiology in childhood and predominantly presents with peripheral arthritis. The disease is divided into several subgroups, according to demographic characteristics, clinical features, treatment modalities and disease prognosis. Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which is one of the most frequent disease subtypes, is characterized by recurrent fever and rash. Oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, common among young female patients, is usually accompanied by anti-nuclear antibodie positivity and anterior uveitis...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399834/compliance-and-persistence-with-oral-bisphosphonates-for-the-treatment-of-osteoporosis-in-female-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ji-Heh Park, Eun-Kyoung Park, Dong-Wan Koo, Shinwon Lee, Sun-Hee Lee, Geun-Tae Kim, Seung-Geun Lee
BACKGROUND: Poor adherence with oral bisphosphonates (BPs) can mitigate their therapeutic benefit for osteoporosis and is a significant clinical burden. Most previous studies regarding adherence with oral BPs have focused on postmenopausal osteoporosis, but little attention has been given to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Thus, we investigated compliance and persistence with oral BPs in the treatment of osteoporosis and analyzed risk factors for poor adherence in female patients with (RA) in real setting...
April 11, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392952/clinical-implications-for-the-timely-diagnosis-of-mycobacterium-marinum-in-the-age-of-biologic-therapy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Chris J Lata, Kelle Edgar, Stephen Vaughan
Mycobacterium marinum infections typically present as cutaneous nodular lesions with a sporotrichoid lymphatic spread on extensor surfaces of extremities. The natural history of this infection can be altered if the host is immunosuppressed, leading to disseminated presentations. A detailed exposure history and high degree of suspicion for this indolent pathogen are often required for the correct diagnosis of this disease. We present a case of a 67-year-old male misdiagnosed with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis presenting with rheumatic nodules...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376065/chikungunya-virus-and-autoimmunity
#4
Amir Tanay
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus. Fever, rash and severe arthralgia are the hallmarks of chikungunya fever (CHIKF), the disease caused by this virus. The acute course of the disease usually lasts few weeks to months. Chronic, relapsing or persistent arthralgia and arthritis have been described mimicking rheumatoid arthritis (RA), requiring immunosuppressive drugs.The purpose of this review is to characterize both the chronic clinical course of CHIKF-associated arthritis and the immunological pathogenic mechanisms involved...
April 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283528/rheumatoid-arthritis-phenotype-at-presentation-differs-depending-on-the-number-of-autoantibodies-present
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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/28243468/baseline-autoantibodies-preferentially-impact-abatacept-efficacy-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-who-are-biologic-na%C3%A3-ve-6-month-results-from-a-real-world-international-prospective-study
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Rieke Alten, Hubert G Nüßlein, Xavier Mariette, Mauro Galeazzi, Hanns-Martin Lorenz, Alain Cantagrel, Melanie Chartier, Coralie Poncet, Christiane Rauch, Manuela Le Bars
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of baseline rheumatoid factor (RF) and anticyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) status on the clinical efficacy of intravenous abatacept in biologic-naïve patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) enrolled in the real-world ACTION study. METHODS: Clinical outcomes (European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) response, mean Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) and Boolean remission) at 6 months were compared by baseline RF and anti-CCP status...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182854/anti-citrullinated-protein-antibodies-are-associated-with-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-the-sputum-in-relatives-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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M Kristen Demoruelle, Kylie K Harrall, Linh Ho, Monica M Purmalek, Nickie L Seto, Heather M Rothfuss, Michael H Weisman, Joshua J Solomon, Aryeh Fischer, Yuko Okamoto, Lindsay B Kelmenson, Mark C Parish, Marie Feser, Chelsie Fleischer, Courtney Anderson, Michael Mahler, Jill M Norris, Mariana J Kaplan, Brian D Cherrington, V Michael Holers, Kevin D Deane
OBJECTIVES: Studies suggest that rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-related autoimmunity is initiated at a mucosal site. However, the factors associated with the mucosal generation of this autoimmunity are unknown, especially in individuals who are at-risk for future RA. Therefore, we tested anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies in the sputum of RA-free first-degree relatives (FDRs) of RA patients and patients with classifiable RA. METHODS: We evaluated induced sputum and serum from 67 FDRs and 20 RA subjects for anti-CCP-IgA and anti-CCP-IgG, with cut-off levels for positivity determined in a control population...
February 9, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163051/seronegative-west-nile-virus-infection-in-a-patient-treated-with-rituximab-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#8
Chris Goates, Sanefumi Tsuha, Selene Working, Jessica Carey, Emily S Spivak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137914/long-term-dietary-quality-and-risk-of-developing-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-women
#9
Yang Hu, Jeffrey A Sparks, Susan Malspeis, Karen H Costenbader, Frank B Hu, Elizabeth W Karlson, Bing Lu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between long-term dietary quality, measured by the 2010 Alternative Healthy Eating Index, and risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in women. METHODS: We prospectively followed 76 597 women in the Nurses' Health Study aged 30-55 years and 93 392 women in the Nurses' Health Study II aged 25-42 years at baseline and free from RA or other connective tissue diseases. The lifestyle, environmental exposure and anthropometric information were collected at baseline and updated biennially...
January 30, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118524/a-multinational-arab-genome-wide-association-study-identifies-new-genetic-associations-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Richa Saxena, Robert M Plenge, Andrew C Bjonnes, Hassan S Dashti, Yukinori Okada, Wessam Gad El Haq, Mohammed Hammoudeh, Samar Al Emadi, Basel K Masri, Hussein Halabi, Humeira Badsha, Imad W Uthman, Lauren Margolin, Namrata Gupta, Ziyad R Mahfoud, Marianthi Kapiri, Soha R Dargham, Grace Aranki, Layla A Kazkaz, Thurayya Arayssi
OBJECTIVE: Genetic factors underlying susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Arab populations are largely unknown. This genome-wide association study (GWAS) was undertaken to explore the generalizability of previously reported RA loci to Arab subjects and to discover new Arab-specific genetic loci. METHODS: The Genetics of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Some Arab States Study was designed to examine the genetics and clinical features of RA patients from Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates...
January 24, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079511/circulating-carotenoids-and-subsequent-risk-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-women
#11
Yang Hu, Jing Cui, Jeffrey A Sparks, Susan Malspeis, Karen H Costenbader, Elizabeth W Karlson, Bing Lu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to examine the associations between circulating carotenoids and future risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study consisting of 227 incident RA cases and 671 matched controls with prospectively measured plasma carotenoids (α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene and lutein/zeaxanthin) levels in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and Nurses' Health Study II (NHS II). Each incident RA case was matched with 3 healthy controls...
January 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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/27998952/fine-mapping-the-mhc-locus-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-jia-reveals-genetic-heterogeneity-corresponding-to-distinct-adult-inflammatory-arthritic-diseases
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A Hinks, J Bowes, J Cobb, H C Ainsworth, M C Marion, M E Comeau, M Sudman, B Han, M L Becker, J F Bohnsack, P I W de Bakker, J P Haas, M Hazen, D J Lovell, P A Nigrovic, E Nordal, M Punnaro, A M Rosenberg, M Rygg, S L Smith, C A Wise, V Videm, L R Wedderburn, A Yarwood, R S M Yeung, S Prahalad, C D Langefeld, S Raychaudhuri, S D Thompson, W Thomson
OBJECTIVES: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a heterogeneous group of diseases, comprising seven categories. Genetic data could potentially be used to help redefine JIA categories and improve the current classification system. The human leucocyte antigen (HLA) region is strongly associated with JIA. Fine-mapping of the region was performed to look for similarities and differences in HLA associations between the JIA categories and define correspondences with adult inflammatory arthritides...
April 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998507/fatigue-and-psychosocial-variables-in-autoimmune-rheumatic-disease-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-comparison
#14
Sheila Ali, Faith Matcham, Katherine Irving, Trudie Chalder
OBJECTIVE: Fatigue is common in autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARD). This study compared symptom-related cognitions, beliefs, behaviours, quality of sleep, lack of acceptance and distress in participants with ARD such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), seronegative spondyloarthropathy (SpA), and connective tissue disease (CTD), and participants with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS: 303 participants with RA, SpA, CTD and CFS completed questionnaire measures of fatigue, social adjustment, cognitive-behavioural responses, lack of acceptance, distress and quality of sleep...
January 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987494/-significance-of-glucose-6-phosphate-isomerase-assay-in-early-diagnosis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
J Xu, J Liu, L Zhu, X W Zhang, Z G Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the titer of glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (GPI) for early diagnosis of the outpatient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in real life, and to analyze its relationship with disease activity. METHODS: In the study, 1 051 patients with arthritis were collected in the group who had joints tender and swelling, and 90 cases of healthy people as a control group. ELISA method was used to detect the serum level of GPI, and according to clinical features and laboratory test, all the patients including 525 RA patients, the other patients including osteoarthritis (OA), 134 cases of seronegative spine joint disease (SpA), 104 cases of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 31 cases of primary Sjogren syndrome (pSS), 24 cases of gout arthritis (GA), 22 cases of other connective tissue diseases (including polymyalgia rheumatica, dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, adult Still disease) and 46 cases of other diseases (including 165 cases of osteoporosis, avascular necrosis of the femoral head, traumatic osteomyelitis, bone and joint disease, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, tumor)...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973973/pentraxin-3-in-serum-and-synovial-fluid-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-with-and-without-autoantibodies
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T Weitoft, A Larsson, T Saxne, V A Manivel, J Lysholm, A Knight, J Rönnelid
OBJECTIVES: Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is a locally produced multifunctional protein involved in inflammation, matrix deposition, and immunity. As patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a more severe disease course and higher risk of joint destruction than seronegative patients, the aim of the present study was to examine differences in PTX3 in synovial fluid (SF) (and serum) in seropositive compared to seronegative RA, and other local markers of inflammation and destruction...
December 15, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966293/beh%C3%A3-et-syndrome-the-vascular-cluster
#17
Hasan Yazıcı, Emire Seyahi
Although skin-mucosa lesions are common in almost all patients with Behçet syndrome (BS), clinical properties may differ from one patient to another. Within BS, there are subsets with different organ involvement and hence probably different pathological pathways. These subsets can be described as a) solo skin-mucosa disease with no major organ involvement, b) eye disease, c) seronegative spondyloarthropathy-like disease (arthritis, enthesopathy, and folliculitis), d) Crohn-like disease, and finally the topic of this chapter: e) vascular disease...
November 17, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936930/different-contributions-of-cdkal1-kif21b-and-lrrk2-muc19-polymorphisms-to-sapho-syndrome-rheumatoid-arthritis-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-seronegative-spondyloarthropathy
#18
Nan Li, Junfen Ma, Kai Li, Changlong Guo, Liang Ming
OBJECTIVES: Synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and seronegative spondyloarthropathy (SPA) are autoimmune diseases of unknown etiology, which share some clinical manifestations in common. Previous family-based investigations support genetic contributions to the susceptibility of these diseases. The current study evaluated whether three previously reported AS-associated single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs6908425 T>C in CDKAL1, rs11584383 T>C near KIF21B, and rs11175593 C>T near LRRK2/MUC19, have any genetic overlap across multiple autoimmune diseases including SAPHO syndrome, RA, AS, and SPA...
February 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920171/chikungunya-pathogenesis-from-the-clinics-to-the-bench
#19
Philippe Gasque, Marie Christine Jaffar Bandjee, Marcela Mercado Reyes, Diego Viasus
Chikungunya alphavirus has caused large epidemics worldwide and leads to acute incapacitating polyarthralgia. The inflammatory reaction over several days will drive robust innate and humoral responses essential to control the infection. Critically, fatal cases and mother-to-child transmission have also been described. Chikungunya can give rise to chronic musculoskeletal diseases, which can last for months to years, particularly in elderly individuals, and occasionally leads to seronegative rheumatoid arthritis-like pathologies...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906058/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-levels-and-rheumatic-diseases-of-the-elderly
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Perrine Smets, Valérie Devauchelle-Pensec, Paul-Olivier Rouzaire, Bruno Pereira, Marc Andre, Martin Soubrier
BACKGROUND: Increasing vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been reported in remitting symmetrical seronegative synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). The aim of this study was to compare VEGF levels in patients over 60 years of age who have RS3PE, RA, PMR or GCA so as to determine whether elevated VEGF is specific for a rheumatic disease, the inflammation or edema that occurs with these pathological conditions...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
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