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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511725/the-performance-of-different-classification-criteria-sets-for-spondyloarthritis-in-the-worldwide-asas-comospa-study
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Pauline Bakker, Anna Moltó, Adrien Etcheto, Filip Van den Bosch, Robert Landewé, Floris van Gaalen, Maxime Dougados, Désirée van der Heijde
BACKGROUND: In this study, we sought to compare the performance of spondyloarthritis (SpA) classification criteria sets in an international SpA cohort with patients included from five continents around the world. METHODS: Data from the (ASAS) COMOrbidities in SPondyloArthritis (ASAS-COMOSPA) study were used. ASAS-COMOSPA is a multinational, cross-sectional study with consecutive patients diagnosed with SpA by rheumatologists worldwide. Patients were classified according to the European Spondyloarthropathy Study Group (ESSG), modified European Spondyloarthropathy Study Group (mESSG), Amor, modified Amor, Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA), ASAS peripheral spondyloarthritis (pSpA) and ClASsification criteria for Psoriatic Arthritis (CASPAR) criteria...
May 16, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503282/skeletal-complications-of-brucellosis-a-study-of-464-cases-in-babol-iran
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Soheil Ebrahimpour, Masomeh Bayani, Zahra Moulana, Mohammad Reza Hasanjani Roushan
BACKGROUND: Skeletal complication of brucellosis is common in endemic region of brucellosis, but its frequency has not been clearly determined. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of skeletal complication in brucellosis patients in Babol, north of Iran. METHODS: From 2005-2015, 1252 cases of brucellosis were diagnosed at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Ayatollah Rouhani Teaching Hospital, in Babol, North of Iran. The diagnosis of brucellosis was established using serum agglutination test (SAT≥1/160), and 2-mercaptoethanol (2ME≥ 1/80) with clinical and epidemiological findings compatible with brucellosis...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497939/role-for-imaging-in-spondyloarthritis-spa
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Jun Ran, John N Morelli, Ruyi Xie, Xiaoli Zhang, Xiaoqing Liang, Xuanlin Liu, Xiaoming Li
INTRODUCTION: Despite major progress in the imaging diagnosis of spondyloarthritis (SpA), the relative advantages of various available imaging techniques remain unclear. The aim of this study is to assess the current use of imaging in the diagnosis of SpA and to provide suitable recommendations for the use of imaging as an outcome measure as defined in the 'Assessment in SpondyloArthritis international Society' (ASAS) criteria. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic literature search regarding imaging in SpA was performed...
May 12, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488045/-musculoskeletal-manifestations-of-sarcoidosis
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REVIEW
P Korsten, G Chehab
Musculoskeletal manifestations in the context of sarcoidosis are frequently observed. The rheumatologist regularly encounters this disease in clinical practice. In the present review, we aim to give a current overview of the manifestations and treatments relevant to the practicing rheumatologist. The most frequently encountered manifestation is Lofgren's syndrome, which is characterized by bilateral ankle periarthritis, bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, and erythema nodosum and has an excellent prognosis. Chronic arthropathy most commonly manifests as oligoarthritis, which sometimes hampers its differentiation from spondylarthropathies, especially when sacroiliitis, enthesitis or dactylitis are simultaneously present...
May 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486278/interventional-approaches-to-low-back-pain
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Ariana M Nelson, Geeta Nagpal
Chronic low back pain (LBP) places a tremendous economic burden on society due to both direct and indirect costs. Health care costs for adults with chronic LBP have steadily increased over the past 20 years, coinciding with a large increase in the utilization of spinal injections, surgical interventions, opioid medications, and physical therapy. The treatment of LBP is best approached by a multimodal and even multidisciplinary approach with a combination of physical rehabilitation, pharmacologic management, psychological intervention, spinal injections, and surgical intervention with a goal of improving the functional status of the patient...
May 8, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473095/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-chronic-back%C3%A2-pain%C3%A2-suspected-sacroiliitis-spondyloarthropathy
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Stephanie A Bernard, Mark J Kransdorf, Francesca D Beaman, Ronald S Adler, Behrang Amini, Marc Appel, Erin Arnold, R Carter Cassidy, Bennett S Greenspan, Kenneth S Lee, Michael J Tuite, Eric A Walker, Robert J Ward, Daniel E Wessell, Barbara N Weissman
Inflammatory sacroiliitis or the seronegative axial spondyloarthropathies often presents as back pain or sacroiliac joint pain of more than 3-month duration with inflammatory symptoms and typically in patients younger than 45 years of age. Imaging plays an important role in diagnosis and disease monitoring. This article addresses the appropriate sequence of initial imaging for evaluation of a suspected spondyloarthropathy, the imaging follow-up of treatment response and the special considerations for imaging of trauma in patients with ankylosis of the spine...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464949/monosodium-urate-crystal-deposition-associated-with-the-progress-of-radiographic-grade-at-the-sacroiliac-joint-in-axial-spa-a-dual-energy-ct-study
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Junqing Zhu, Aiwu Li, Ertao Jia, Yi Zhou, Juan Xu, Shixian Chen, Yinger Huang, Xiang Xiao, Juan Li
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have revealed that ankylosing spondylitis (AS), as the progenitor of axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA), has been characterized by the insidiously progressive nature of sacroiliitis and spondylitis. Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) has recently been used to analyse the deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals with higher sensitivity and specificity. However, it remains unclear whether the existence of the MSU crystal deposition detected by DECT at the sacroiliac joint in patients with AxSpA also is associated with the existing structural damage...
May 2, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464909/multicenter-inception-cohort-of-enthesitis-related-arthritis-variation-in-disease-characteristics-and-treatment-approaches
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Sabrina Gmuca, Rui Xiao, Timothy G Brandon, Ilaria Pagnini, Tracey B Wright, Timothy Beukelman, Esi M Morgan, Pamela F Weiss
BACKGROUND: Enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) is a specific subtype of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) defined according to the International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) criteria. We aimed to characterize the clinical features and treatment regimens in an inception cohort of children with ERA. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, cross-sectional, multicenter cohort study including subjects diagnosed with ERA between 1989 and 2012. Patients all fulfilled the ILAR criteria for ERA within 3 months of initial presentation to the rheumatology clinic...
May 2, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453761/the-prevalence-and-incidence-of-axial-and-peripheral-spondyloarthritis-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Maren C Karreman, Jolanda J Luime, Johanna M W Hazes, Angelique E A M Weel
Background and Aims: Inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] is a chronic disease which affects up to 0.5% of the population. Various extraintestinal manifestations occur, among which are rheumatic manifestations, grouped together under the name spondyloarthritis. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to give a systematic overview of the prevalence and incidence of spondyloarthritis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Methods: We systematically searched Embase, Pubmed, OvidSP, Scopus, and Web-of-Science databases from inception to August 2016...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431581/sacroiliitis-mimics-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Maria J Antonelli, Marina Magrey
BACKGROUND: Radiographic sacroiliitis is the hallmark of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and detection of acute sacroiliitis is pivotal for early diagnosis of AS. Although radiographic sacroiliitis is a distinguishing feature of AS, sacroiliitis can be seen in a variety of other disease entities. CASE PRESENTATION: We present an interesting case of sacroiliitis in a patient with Paget disease; the patient presented with inflammatory back pain which was treated with bisphosphonate...
April 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422854/immunohistological-analysis-of-active-sacroiliitis-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Jianhua Peng, Yao Gong, Yuping Zhang, Danmin Wang, Zhengyu Xiao
The sacroiliac joints (SIJs) are one of the most common sites involved in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), and there are few studies on the histopathology of the SIJ in this group of patients.Mononuclear cell infiltrates in the bone marrow and fibrous tissue resembling a pannus formation were the pathological features of early sacroiliitis in our previous study. We undertook a further immunohistological evaluation of these features in patients with axSpA.Biopsy specimens from the SIJ of 6 patients with established ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and 13 patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) were analyzed...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418950/sacral-fatigue-fracture-in-a-military-recruit
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Matthew D Burgess, Mickaila J Johnston, Eugene D Silverman
A 19-year-old male military recruit presented with 3 weeks of persistent left hip and groin pain after abnormally twisting his hip during a hike. Initial radiographs were interpreted as negative. He subsequently underwent a bone scan which revealed linear left sacral uptake along or paralleling the sacroiliac joint. Differential diagnostic considerations included unilateral sacroiliitis and sacral fracture. SPECT/CT was performed which confirmed left sacral fatigue stress fracture. Transitional lumbosacral anatomy was evident on radiographs with pseudoarticulation of the transitional left S1 transverse process with the sacrum...
June 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399875/asas-definition-for-sacroiliitis-on-mri-in-spa-applicable-to-children
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Nele Herregods, Joke Dehoorne, Filip Van den Bosch, Jacob Lester Jaremko, Joke Van Vlaenderen, Rik Joos, Xenofon Baraliakos, Gaëlle Varkas, Koenraad Verstraete, Dirk Elewaut, Lennart Jans
BACKGROUND: The Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) definition for a 'positive' Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for sacroiliitis is well studied and validated in adults, but studies about the value of this definition in children are lacking. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether the adult ASAS definition of a positive MRI of the sacroiliac joints can be applied to children with a clinical suspicion of Juvenile Spondyloarthritis (JSpA). METHODS: Two pediatric musculoskeletal radiologists blinded to clinical data independently retrospectively reviewed sacroiliac (SI) joint MRI in 109 children suspected of sacroiliitis...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376259/non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-with-sacroiliitis-detected-by-tomosynthesis
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Kurisu Tada, Shigeto Kobayashi, Michihiro Ogasawara, Hisashi Inoue, Ken Yamaji, Naoto Tamura
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April 4, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376062/axial-spondyloarthritis-classification-criteria-the-debate-continues
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Maureen Dubreuil, Atul Deodhar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) classification criteria marked a major step forward in SpA research, distinguishing axial from peripheral disease, and allowing earlier identification through MRI. This facilitated all aspects of research including epidemiology, therapeutics and patient outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: The ASAS axSpA classification criteria have been applied broadly in research, and were validated in a recent meta-analysis of international studies...
April 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375197/axial-involvement-according-to-asas-criteria-in-an-observational-psoriatic-arthritis-cohort
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Pedro David Carvalho, Florencia Savy, Carmen Moragues, Xavier Juanola, Jesus Rodriguez-Moreno
The definition of axial involvement in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is still under debate. Currently, the axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) criteria defined by Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) may be the most adequate.(1) The aims of present study were to assess axial involvement according to ASAS criteria in an observational PsA cohort and define the clinical characteristics more associated with this kind of involvement. Our study included consecutive patients who had a visit in a tertiary Rheumatology centre...
October 20, 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371491/imaging-findings-suggestive-of-axial-spondyloarthritis-in-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis
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Augustin Latourte, Stéphane Charlon, Adrien Etcheto, Antoine Feydy, Yannick Allanore, Maxime Dougados, Anna Molto
OBJECTIVE: 1) To describe the MRI findings in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) patients and 2) to assess the proportion of DISH patients whose MRI findings would fulfill the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) criteria for a positive MRI of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: This study involved all DISH patients who had a spine or sacroiliac joints (SIJ) MRI performed between January 2009 and December 2014. Sociodemographical and clinical data were collected...
March 28, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329487/apremilast-for-the-treatment-of-psoriatic-arthritis
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Brent C Martin, Logan W Thomas, Francis J Dann
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatoryarthropathy that affects joints and entheses andis associated with psoriasis (PsO). There are fiveclinical patterns of PsA: symmetrical polyarthritis,distal interphalangeal arthropathy, asymmetricaloligoarthritis, arthritis mutilans, and spondylitis, withor without sacroiliitis. Concerning PsA, the goals oftherapy are to control inflammation, prevent articulardamage, and reduce discomfort in the affected joints.Although there are many therapeutic options forthe treatment of PsAs, physicians most often beginwith nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)for mild disease...
February 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324118/early-onset-polymyalgia-rheumatica-two-rare-cases-under-age-of-50
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Jinyoung Park, Duk Hyun Sung
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is almost an exclusive disease of adults over the age of 50, and only a few cases have been reported. Two 46-year-old females visited our locomotor pain clinic with multiple joint pain with increased acute phase reactants. Rheumatologic markers, and HLA-B27 were checked. Serum protein electrophoresis and serum immunofixation electrophoresis, imaging studies including plane image, sonography, and magnetic resonance image was done. (18)F-Fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) showed characteristic findings of PMR, without evidences of sacroiliitis...
March 21, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303752/bone-morphogenetic-proteins-and-dickkopf-1-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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H-T Liao, Y-F Lin, C-Y Tsai, T-C Chou
OBJECTIVES: To determine bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) and Dickkopf homologue-1 (Dkk-1) levels in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHOD: Serum BMPs and Dkk-1 were measured in 72 AS patients and 30 healthy controls. For AS patients, we recorded the demographic data, disease activity, functional index, and global assessment with questionnaires, and image changes with roentgenography. We also measured human leucocyte antigen-B27 and systemic inflammatory reactants...
March 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
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