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Osteoarthritis biomarkers

Shobhit Srivastava, Anil K Saksena, Sanjay Khattri, Santosh Kumar, Raghubendra Singh Dagur
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Curcuma longa L. (CL), an Indian herb, has been used to treat many disorders because of its wide spectrum of pharmacological activities. It has been shown to exhibit anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and is being used as herbal remedy since ancient times. Osteoarthritis of knee (KOA) is a chronic painful disorder in which prolong use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or steroids may result into many serious side effects; hence, there is a need to develop herbal drugs, having good analgesia without side effects...
October 19, 2016: Inflammopharmacology
Carla R Scanzello
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Inflammatory changes in joint tissues can be detected by modern imaging techniques in osteoarthritis patients, but may be clinically subtle compared with many other types of arthritis. These changes associate with disease progression and clinical severity, and many inflammatory mediators may have biomarker utility. Moreover, a number of inflammatory mechanisms play a role in animal models of disease, but it is still not clear which mechanisms predominate and might be therapeutically manipulated most effectively...
October 14, 2016: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
Christian H Roux, Violaine Foltz, Emmanuel Maheu, Gabriel Baron, Frederique Gandjbakhch, Cédric Lukas, Daniel Wendling, Damien Loeuille, Pierre Lafforgue, Liana Euler-Ziegler, Pascal Richette, Xavier Chevalier
OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between clinical findings, biologic biomarkers, conventional radiography and MRI in patients with painful hand OA. METHODS: The following patient baseline data from the DORA study (evaluating anti-TNF-α agents against painful hand OA) were used: clinical assessment (pain, swelling, stiffness and function: Dreiser functional hand index [FIHOA] and Cochin hand functional scale [CHFS]); measurement of biomarkers (cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), type IIA collagen N-propeptid (PIINP), hyaluronic acid (HA), ultrasensitive C-reactive protein (usCRP), tumour necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β and urinary CTXII); radiological staging (Verbruggen, Kallman, Kellgren-Lawrence); anatomical evaluation by contrast-enhanced MRI of proximal and distal interphalangeal joints of dominant hand...
September 18, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
A Dell'Isola, R Allan, S L Smith, S S P Marreiros, M Steultjens
BACKGROUND: Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) is a heterogeneous pathology characterized by a complex and multifactorial nature. It has been hypothesised that these differences are due to the existence of underlying phenotypes representing different mechanisms of the disease. METHODS: The aim of this study is to identify the current evidence for the existence of groups of variables which point towards the existence of distinct clinical phenotypes in the KOA population. A systematic literature search in PubMed was conducted...
October 12, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
L Arendt-Nielsen, G-L Jiang, R DeGryse, C C Turkel
OBJECTIVES: OnabotulinumtoxinA (onabotA) attenuates peripheral nociceptive transduction and consequently neuronal firing. The aim of this mechanistic study was to evaluate the effect of intra-articular (IA) onabotA in patients with painful knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHOD: We conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, 12-week trial using a single ultrasound-guided IA injection of onabotA (200 U). Patients (N = 121) were randomized to receive onabotA (n = 61) or placebo (n = 60)...
October 13, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Leticia A Deveza, Virginia B Kraus, Jamie E Collins, Ali Guermazi, Frank W Roemer, Michael Bowes, Michael C Nevitt, Christoph Ladel, David J Hunter
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between biochemical markers involved in bone turnover and bone features on imaging in knees with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: We analysed data from the OA Biomarkers Consortium within the Osteoarthritis Initiative (n=600). Bone marrow lesions (BMLs), osteophytes, subchondral bone area (mm(2) ) and shape (position on 3D vector) were assessed on MRIs and bone trabecular integrity (BTI) was assessed on radiographs. Serum (s) and urinary (u) markers (sCTX-I, sNTX-I, uNTX-I, uCTX-II, uCTX-I alpha and beta) were measured...
October 9, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
André Struglics, Marcin Okroj, Per Swärd, Richard Frobell, Tore Saxne, L Stefan Lohmander, Anna M Blom
BACKGROUND: The complement system is suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA), and proinflammatory cytokines may play a role in OA development by inducing proteases. The association between complement factors, cytokines and OA has not been investigated. The aim of the present study was to explore the involvement of the complement system after knee trauma and in OA. METHODS: C4d, C3bBbP and soluble terminal complement complex (sTCC) resulting from complement activation were immunoassayed in synovial fluid from subjects with healthy knees (reference), OA, rheumatoid arthritis (RA; positive control), pyrophosphate arthritis (PPA; positive control) and knee injury; other biomarkers were previously assessed...
October 6, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Ingrid Möller, Myriam Gharbi, Helena Martinez Serrano, Marta Herrero Barbero, Josep Verges Milano, Yves Henrotin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of chondroitin sulfate (CS) on the serum levels of Coll2-1 in patients with knee OA. METHODS: Seventy two patients with unilateral symptomatic knee OA were involved in a post-authorization open-label study evaluating CS (800 mg/day). The primary outcome was the % relative change in serum Coll2-1 (sColl2-1). The secondary outcomes were the evaluation of pain (VAS) and function (Lequesne's Index). Responders and non-responders were classified according to OMERACT-OARSI recommendations...
October 6, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
William Lewis, Juan-Pablo Padilla-Martinez, Antonio Ortega-Martinez, Walfre Franco
A significant source of morbidity in the elderly population of the United States is osteoarthritis (OA), a disease caused by the breakdown and loss of articular cartilage. The exact causes of OA remain unknown, though biomechanical forces and biochemical alterations are important factors. There exists an unmet need for an imaging tool to identify early lesions of OA via metabolic, chemical or structural changes. Our work aims to characterize changes in the intensity of UV fluorescent bands associated with known structural proteins of cartilage...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Biophotonics
Thomas M MacDonald, Chris J Hawkey, Ian Ford, John J V McMurray, James M Scheiman, Jesper Hallas, Evelyn Findlay, Diederick E Grobbee, F D Richard Hobbs, Stuart H Ralston, David M Reid, Matthew R Walters, John Webster, Frank Ruschitzka, Lewis D Ritchie, Susana Perez-Gutthann, Eugene Connolly, Nicola Greenlaw, Adam Wilson, Li Wei, Isla S Mackenzie
BACKGROUND: Selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors and conventional non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsNSAIDs) have been associated with adverse cardiovascular (CV) effects. We compared the CV safety of switching to celecoxib vs. continuing nsNSAID therapy in a European setting. METHOD: Patients aged 60 years and over with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, free from established CV disease and taking chronic prescribed nsNSAIDs, were randomized to switch to celecoxib or to continue their previous nsNSAID...
October 4, 2016: European Heart Journal
Laura Vidal-Bralo, Yolanda Lopez-Golan, Antonio Mera-Varela, Ignacio Rego-Perez, Steve Horvath, Yuhua Zhang, Álvaro Del Real, Guangju Zhai, Francisco J Blanco, Jose A Riancho, Juan J Gomez-Reino, Antonio Gonzalez
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease affecting multiple tissues of the joints in the elderly, but most notably articular cartilage. Premature biological aging has been described in this tissue and in blood cells, suggesting a systemic component of premature aging in the pathogenesis of OA. Here, we have explored epigenetic aging in OA at the local (cartilage and bone) and systemic (blood) levels. Two DNA methylation age-measures (DmAM) were used: the multi-tissue age estimator for cartilage and bone; and a blood-specific biomarker for blood...
September 28, 2016: Aging
Augusta Ortolan, Paolo Lazzarin, Mariagrazia Lorenzin, Lucia Rampin, Roberta Ramonda
Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is usually characterized by early inflammatory involvement of the sacroiliac joints (SI), which constitutes one of the most important classification criteria according to the SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS). These criteria do not include inflammatory spine lesions which can be detected on MRI, although spine involvement is very common in axial SpA. This is because spine MRI lesion often retrieved in SpA are not very specific, and can be found in many other diseases such as malignancy and osteoarthritis...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
Franceli Rodrigues Kulcheski, Ana Paula Christoff, Rogerio Margis
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a class of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) that are involved in transcriptional and posttranscriptional gene expression regulation. The development of deep sequencing of ribosomal RNA (rRNA)-depleted RNA libraries, associated with improved computational tools, has provided the identification of several new circRNAs in all sorts of organisms, from protists, plants and fungi to animals. Recently, it was discovered that endogenous circRNAs can work as microRNA (miRNA) sponges. This means that the circRNAs bind to miRNAs and consequently repress their function, providing a new model of action for this class of ncRNA, as well as indicating another mechanism that regulates miRNA activity...
November 20, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
Guanwu Li, Zheng Xu, Jingzheng Fan, Wei Yuan, Lina Zhang, Lingmi Hou, Dongmei Wu, Shixin Chang, Horea Calimente, Jiani Hu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the differential features of marrow adiposity between osteoarthritis (OA) and osteoporosis (OP) in postmenopausal women using water/fat MRI. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 97 postmenopausal women (OA [n = 25], OA + osteopenia [n = 27], OA + OP [n = 23], and OP groups [n = 22]). Water/fat MRI, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and biochemical analysis were performed to assess vertebral marrow fat fraction, bone mineral density, and bone biomarkers, respectively...
September 19, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
L H W Kung, S Zaki, V Ravi, L Rowley, M M Smith, K M Bell, J F Bateman, C B Little
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if serum microRNA (miRNA) signatures were biomarkers of early cartilage degeneration in preclinical mouse models of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (OA) and inflammatory arthritis. METHODS: Cartilage degeneration was induced in 10-12 week old male C57BL6 mice by destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM) or intra-articular injection of methylated-bovine-serum-albumin (AIA), with sham-operated or saline-injected control animals (n = 6/treatment/time)...
September 9, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Yoo Min Park, Yong Duk Han, Hyeong Jin Chun, Hyun C Yoon
We present a hand-held optical biosensing system utilizing a smartphone-embedded illumination sensor that is integrated with immunoblotting assay method. The smartphone-embedded illumination sensor is regarded as an alternative optical receiver that can replaces the conventional optical analysis apparatus because the illumination sensor can respond to the ambient light in a wide range of wavelengths, including visible and infrared. To demonstrate the biosensing applicability of our system employing the enzyme-mediated immunoblotting and accompanying light interference, various types of ambient light conditions including outdoor sunlight and indoor fluorescent were tested...
September 2, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Colin Russell, Valentina Pedoia, Sharmila Majumdar
This study looked to investigate a new quantitative metric, R2  - R1ρ (1/T2  - 1/T1ρ ), using magnetic resonance (MR) images and voxel-based relaxometry (VBR) for detecting early cartilage degeneration and explore the association with patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) in patients 6 months after ACL reconstruction. Sixty-four patients from three sites were bilaterally scanned on a 3T MR with a combined T1ρ /T2 protocol to calculate R1ρ (1/T1ρ ) and R2 (1/T2 ) values at baseline and 6 months after reconstructive surgery...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Valentina Pedoia, Favian Su, Amano Keiko, Li Qi, Charles E McCulloch, Richard B Souza, Thomas M Link, C Benjamin, Xiaojuan Li
The objectives of this study were twofold: (1) to evaluate the longitudinal change in cartilage T1ρ and T2 6- and 12-months after ACL reconstruction (ACLR) in both reconstructed and intact contralateral knees with the aim of validating the role of the contralateral knee as an internal control in longitudinal studies; (2) to explore relationships between bone shape at the time of injury and the progression of T1ρ and T2 over 12-months after ACLR. T1ρ and T2 cartilage relaxation times and 3D MRI-based Statistical Shape Modeling (SSM) of tibia and femur were computed for both knees of forty ACL-injured patients and fifteen healthy controls...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Win Min Oo, Myat Thae Bo
Ultrasound has become popular among rheumatologists as the first-choice imaging investigation for the evaluation and monitoring of osteoarthritis (OA). Because of recent improvement in technology, ultrasound has the ability to demonstrate and assess the minimal structural abnormalities, which involve the pathophysiology and progression of OA, such as articular cartilage, synovial tissue, bony cortex, and other soft tissue. Nowadays, ultrasonography is a promising technique for assessing soft tissue abnormalities such as joint effusion, synovial hypertrophy, Baker cyst, and other structural changes including the decrease in cartilage thickness, meniscus bulging, and formation of osteophyte...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
E van de Water, M Oosterlinck, M Dumoulin, N M Korthagen, P R van Weeren, J van den Broek, H Everts, F Pille, D A van Doorn
BACKGROUND: Nutraceuticals are often used in the management of equine osteoarthritis, but scientific evidence of their efficacy is lacking. OBJECTIVES: To study the preventive effects of two new nutraceuticals after the experimental induction of synovitis in comparison with positive and negative control treatments. STUDY DESIGN: Blinded, controlled, randomised experiment. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy Standardbred horses were randomly allocated to supplement AT (multi-ingredient, 28 days), supplement HP (collagen hydrolysate, 60 days), meloxicam (4 days) or placebo (60 days)...
August 24, 2016: Equine Veterinary Journal
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