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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538764/challenges-for-the-implementation-of-the-first-large-scale-rheumatic-heart-disease-screening-program-in-brazil-the-provar-study-experience
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Julia Pereira Afonso Dos Santos, Gabriel Assis Lopes do Carmo, Andrea Zawacki Beaton, Tainá Vitti Lourenço, Adriana Costa Diamantino, Maria do Carmo Pereira Nunes, Craig Sable, Bruno Ramos Nascimento
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538014/precision-medicine-in-pediatric-rheumatology
#2
Joo Guan Yeo, Chin Teck Ng, Salvatore Albani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Precision medicine is the tailoring of medical care to subcategories of disease. In pediatric rheumatology, these subcategories must first be defined by their specific molecular immunological profiles, and then the effects of growth and puberty, developmental immunological changes, and differences in treatment options and adherence considered when designing therapeutic strategies. In the present review, we summarize the unmet needs in pediatric rheumatology before such precision medical care can be effectively delivered to affected patients...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535619/prevalence-and-incidence-of-osteoporotic-fractures-in-patients-on-long-term-glucocorticoid-treatment-for-rheumatic-diseases-the-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis-tool-giotto-study
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M Rossini, O Viapiana, M Vitiello, N Malavolta, G La Montagna, S Maddali Bongi, O Di Munno, R Nuti, C U Manzini, C Ferri, L Bogliolo, A Mathieu, F Cantatore, A Del Puente, M Muratore, W Grassi, B Frediani, G Saviola, P Delvino, L Mirone, G Ferraccioli, G Tripi, I Piazza, D Gatti
Osteoporosis and fractures are common and invalidating consequences of chronic glucorticoid (GC) treatment. Reliable information regarding the epidemiology of GC induced osteoporosis (GIOP) comes exclusively from the placebo group of randomized clinical trials while observational studies are generally lacking data on the real prevalence of vertebral fractures, GC dosage and primary diagnosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and incidence of osteoporotic fractures and to identify their major determinants (primary disease, GC dosage, bone mineral density, risk factors, specific treatment for GIOP) in a large cohort of consecutive patients aged >21 years, on chronic treatment with GC (≥5 mg prednisone - PN - equivalent) and attending rheumatology centers located all over Italy...
May 22, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535545/portuguese-recommendations-for-the-use-of-methotrexate-in-rheumatic-diseases-2016-update
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Ana Catarina Duarte, Daniela Santos-Faria, Maria João Gonçalves, Alexandre Sepriano, Ana Filipa Mourão, Cátia Duarte, Joana Sousa Neves, Ana Filipa Águeda, Pedro Ávila Ribeiro, Alexandra Daniel, Adriano Neto, Ana Cordeiro, Ana Rodrigues, Anabela Barcelos, Cândida Silva, Cristina Ponte, Elsa Vieira-Sousa, Filipa Teixeira, Filipa Oliveira-Ramos, Filipe Araújo, Filipe Barcelos, Helena Canhão, Helena Santos, João Ramos, Joaquim Pereira, José Costa, José António Melo Gomes, Luís Cunha-Miranda, Lúcia Costa, Marcos Cerqueira, Margarida Cruz, Maria José Santos, Miguel Bernardes, Paula Oliveira, Pedro Abreu, Ricardo Figueira, Rita Barros, Sandra Falcão, Patrícia Pinto, Sofia Pimenta, Susana Capela, Vitor Teixeira, João Eurico Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is the first-line drug in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the most commonly prescribed disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. Moreover, it is also used as an adjuvant drug in patients under biologic therapies, enhancing the efficacy of biologic agents. OBJECTIVES: To review the literature and update the Portuguese recommendations for the use of MTX in rheumatic diseases first published in 2009. METHODS: The first Portuguese guidelines for the use of MTX in rheumatic diseases were published in 2009 and were integrated in the multinational 3E Initiative (Evidence Expertise Exchange) project...
May 9, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534601/management-of-psoriatic-arthritis-psa-among-cutaneous-psoriasis-from-pathogenesis-to-therapy
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Pauline Hoelt, Cyrille Confavreux, Denis Jullien, Axel P Villani
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory rheumatism belonging to spondylarthritis family and which occurs in about 30% of patients with psoriasis. The pathogenesis entails a genetic predisposition, environmental and immunologic factors. Most of the time, cutaneous lesions precede apparition of articular manifestations and dermatologists who treat psoriatic patients have to regularly screen for early PsA, especially in patients with risk factors (notably nail psoriasis). Early detection greatly increases the chances for successful treatment and can prevent slow joint destruction...
May 23, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534075/comparison-between-different-disease-activity-scores-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-an-egyptian-multicenter-study
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M Eissa, A El Shafey, M Hammad
The aim of our work was to assess the performance of different Disease Activity Score (DAS) other than DAS-ESR in daily clinical practice in our Egyptian outpatient clinics and also to evaluate the accuracy of European League Against Rheumatism Classification (EULAR) proposed cutoffs for these scores to stratify Egyptian patients into different categories of disease activity. This study is a cross-sectional Egyptian multicenter study. It included 130 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who visited our Rheumatology and Rehabilitation outpatient and inpatient clinics; 80 patients from Cairo University Hospitals and 50 patients from Zagazig University Hospitals...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533552/physical-activity-for-paediatric-rheumatic-diseases-standing-up-against-old-paradigms
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REVIEW
Bruno Gualano, Eloisa Bonfa, Rosa M R Pereira, Clovis A Silva
Over the past 50 years it has become clear that physical inactivity is associated with chronic disease risk. For several rheumatic diseases, bed rest was traditionally advocated as the best treatment, but several levels of evidence support the imminent paradigm shift from the prescription of bed rest to physical activity in individuals with paediatric rheumatic diseases, in particular juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile fibromyalgia, and juvenile dermatomyositis. Increasing levels of physical activity can alleviate several symptoms experienced by patients with paediatric rheumatic diseases, such as low aerobic fitness, pain, fatigue, muscle weakness and poor health-related quality of life...
May 23, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532819/il-23-th17-targeted-therapies-in-sapho-syndrome-a-case-series
#8
Daniel Wendling, François Aubin, Frank Verhoeven, Clément Prati
SAPHO syndrome is a rare entity with skin and rheumatologic inflammatory presentation. The treatment is not standardized, and in case of inadequate response to anti inflammatory drugs, the use of anti TNF or anti IL-1 biologic treatments has been reported. The IL-23/Th17 axis may be involved in SAPHO syndrome. We report the results of six courses of IL-23 and IL-17 targeted therapies (3 ustekinumab and 3 secukinumab) in patients with SAPHO syndrome unresponsive to previous treatments (csDMARDs and bDMARDs)...
May 19, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531918/protective-effect-of-ethanolic-extract-of-urtica-urens-l-against-the-toxicity-of-imidacloprid-on-bone-remodeling-in-rats-and-antioxidant-activities
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Massara Mzid, Riadh Badraoui, Sameh Ben Khedir, Zouheir Sahnoun, Tarek Rebai
Imidacloprid (IMI) is very harmful to human health and cause problems. Recently, plants have been considered as potential agents for protection against these disorders. Urtica urens L. (UU) is very useful for relieving rheumatic pains and there is no scientific evidence justifying its use, which lets us think of its direct effect on the bone. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of UU against toxicity effects of IMI in female rat. Rats were divided into control group, 3 groups treated with IMI at 50, 200 or 300mg/kg/day and 3 groups co-treated with IMI (50, 200 or 300mg/kg/day)+100mg/kg/day of UU...
May 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528779/atypical-articular-presentations-in-indian-children-with-rheumatic-fever
#10
Euden Bhutia, Dinesh Kumar, Mohan Kundal, Sunil Kishore, Atul Juneja
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to describe the clinical characteristics of atypical articular presentations during the initial outbreak and recurrence in patients with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in the paediatric age group. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study conducted between January 2012 and December 2014 on all suspected cases of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) fulfilling either WHO 2004 or Australian guidelines with atypical articular manifestations ie, presence of at least one of the following features: duration of symptoms more than three weeks; monoarthritis/arthralgia; involvement of small joints of hand and feet and/or cervical spine and/or hip joint; and, not responding to salicylates in one week...
April 24, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527510/saposhnikoviae-divaricata-a-phytochemical-pharmacological-and-pharmacokinetic-review
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REVIEW
Jenny Kreiner, Edwin Pang, George Binh Lenon, Angela Wei Hong Yang
Saposhnikoviae divaricata (Turcz.) Schischk (SD) is a traditional Chinese herb commonly used to treat clinical conditions such as rheumatism and allergic rhinitis. This review article evaluates a collection of works on in vitro and biochemical studies of SD. The discourse on the diverse class of chromones and coumarins in SD offers an insight to the pharmacological effects of these bioactive constituents as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, immunoregulatory, antioxidative, and anti-proliferative agents. It is highlighted that there is a structural relationship between the constituents and bioactive activities, which in effect provides a valid reasoning and reaffirm the use of SD in the treatment of the pathologies in Chinese medicine...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527160/study-of-bone-mineral-density-bmd-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-co-relation-with-severity-of-the-disease
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Liyakat Ali Gauri, Qadir Fatima, Sharanbasu Diggi, Asim Khan, Ambreen Liyakat, B R Ajay
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology marked by a symmetric, peripheral polyarthritis.1-3 People with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of osteoporosis. Hence this article intends to highlight the importance of BMD measurement in patients with RA as a tool for assessment of disease activity and severity. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Bone Mineral Density in patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Co-relate it with severity of disease...
April 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524619/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicines-is-associated-with-delay-to-initiation-of-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drug-therapy-in-early-inflammatory-arthritis
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Manjari Lahiri, Amelia Santosa, Lay Kheng Teoh, Jane A Clayton, Sheen Yee Lim, Gim Gee Teng, Peter P M Cheung
OBJECTIVES: To study the predictors of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in patients with early inflammatory arthritis (EIA), and its impact on delay to initiation of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD). METHODS: Data were collected prospectively from EIA patients aged ≥ 21 years. Current or prior CAM use was ascertained by face-to-face interview. Predictors of CAM use and its effect on time to DMARD initiation were determined by multivariate logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards, respectively...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523420/cost-utility-analysis-of-certolizumab-pegol-in-combination-with-methotrexate-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-greece
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C Tzanetakos, A Tzioufas, A Goules, G Kourlaba, T Theodoratou, P Christou, N Maniadakis
We aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of certolizumab pegol (CZP), a pegylated fc-free anti-TNF, as add-on therapy to methotrexate (MTX) versus etanercept, adalimumab, or golimumab in patients with moderate-to-severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) not responding to the conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (csDMARDs). A Markov model (6-month cycle length) assessed health and cost outcomes of CZP versus other anti-TNFs recommended for RA in Greece over a patient's lifetime. Following discontinuation of first-line anti-TNF, patients switched to second anti-TNF and then to a biologic with another mode of action...
May 18, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519965/micellar-electrokinetic-chromatography-fingerprinting-combined-with-chemometrics-as-an-efficient-strategy-for-evaluating-the-quality-consistency-and-predicting-the-antioxidant-activity-of-lianqiao-baidu-pills
#15
Shuai Chen, Guoxiang Sun, Lanping Yang, Jing Zhang
An approach combining micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) fingerprinting with chemometrics was developed to evaluate the quality consistency of Lianqiao Baidu pills (LQDBPs), which are a traditional Chinese patent medicine composed of nineteen herbs used mainly to treat skin ulcers, the common cold, rheumatism, herpes, and constipation. The triangle optimization method was employed to choose a satisfactory background electrolyte, with the information index, I, as an objective function for assessing the capillary electrophoresis conditions...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517046/three-dimensional-proximal-flow-convergence-automatic-calculation-for-determining-mitral-valve-area-in-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis
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Francisco Sampaio, Ricardo Ladeiras-Lopes, João Almeida, Paulo Fonseca, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, José Ribeiro, Vasco Gama
PURPOSE: Management of patients with mitral stenosis (MS) depends heavily on the accurate quantification of mitral valve area (MVA) using echocardiography. All currently used two-dimensional (2D) methods have limitations. Estimation of MVA using the proximal isovelocity surface area (PISA) method with real time three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography may circumvent those limitations. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of 3D direct measurement of PISA in the estimation of MVA. METHODS: Twenty-seven consecutive patients (median age of 63 years; 77...
May 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516890/tocilizumab-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-real-clinical-practice-results-of-an-italian-observational-study
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Roberto Caporali, Luca Idolazzi, Stefano Bombardieri, Gianfranco Ferraccioli, Roberto Gerli, Marco Govoni, Marco Matucci Cerinic, Giovanni Pomponio, Fausto Salaffi, Rossella Tirri, Francesca Benaglio, Laura Bianchino, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
OBJECTIVES: To describe the effectiveness and safety of tocilizumab (TCZ), an interleukin-6 receptor inhibitor, in a cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recruited in clinical practice. METHODS: TRUST was an observational study in RA patients who started treatment with TCZ in the 6 months prior to site activation and were still on treatment at start of study; patients were followed up to 12 months after the first TCZ infusion. RESULTS: 322 RA patients were enrolled in 59 Italian centres (mean age: 55...
May 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516886/patterns-of-tocilizumab-use-effectiveness-and-safety-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-core-data-results-from-a-set-of-multinational-observational-studies
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Bolous Haraoui, Gustavo Casado, Laszlo Czirják, Andrew Taylor, Corrado Bernasconi, William Reiss, Roberto Caporali
OBJECTIVES: To observe patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with the interleukin-6 receptor-alpha inhibitor tocilizumab (TCZ) in routine clinical practice. METHODS: Data on concomitant medications, effectiveness and safety were pooled from independent, multinational studies in patients with RA initiating intravenous TCZ according to local label recommendations observed in routine practice for 6 months. Patients were grouped by TCZ monotherapy or combination therapy with conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (csDMARDs)...
April 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512327/prognostic-value-of-hypoalbuminemia-for-adverse-outcomes-in-patients-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-undergoing-valve-replacement-surgery
#19
Xue-Biao Wei, Lei Jiang, Yuan-Hui Liu, Du Feng, Peng-Cheng He, Ji-Yan Chen, Dan-Qing Yu, Ning Tan
High-risk patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) who were undergoing valve replacement surgery (VRS) were not identified entirely. This study included 1782 consecutive patients with RHD who were undergoing VRS to explore the relationship between hypoalbuminemia and adverse outcomes and to confirm whether hypoalbuminemia plays a role in risk evaluation. A total of 27.3% of the RHD patients had hypoalbuminemia. In-hospital deaths were significantly higher in the hypoalbuminemic group than in the non-hypoalbuminemic group (6...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512004/contribution-of-high-resolution-peripheral-quantitative-ct-to-the-management-of-bone-and-joint-diseases
#20
Eric Lespessailles, Nada Ibrahim-Nasser, Hechmi Toumi, Roland Chapurlat
Many imaging modalities have been described to diagnose and monitor osteoporosis (OP), osteoarthritis and inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Over the last ten years, High Resolution peripheral Quantitative Computerized Tomography (HR-pQCT) was shown to be a precise and non invasive technique to study bone and joint diseases in clinical research. It allows the study of both cortical and trabecular bone microarchitecture at the distal tibia and radius, and further applications have been developed such as the study of mechanical properties by the finite element analysis...
May 13, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
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