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Rikke Asmussen, Michael Boe Møller, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen
A 63-year-old woman consulted the Department of Rheuma-tology for hip pain. X-rays were normal. No signs of arthritis. Four days after she was hospitalized with abdominal pain. CT-urography revealed three enlarged lymph nodes. A biopsy revealed a double-hit lymphoma, an aggressive B-cell lymphoma with translocation of both MYC and BCL2. After starting chemotherapy the hip pain disappeared. A brief complete remission was followed by CNS relapse and death 11 months after diagnosis.
December 15, 2014: Ugeskrift for Laeger
W Keitel
The Jewish physician and scientist Dr. Max Hirsch (1875-1941) made a substantial contribution to consolidation of the foundations of his professional discipline, balneology, and in particular developed the social aspects. He recognized the economic significance of diseases of the musculoskeletal system very early on and gathered important ideas from abroad. Together with the department head in the Prussian Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, the Privy Councillor Prof. Dr. Eduard Dietrich and later alone, he was editor of various balneological journals...
August 2014: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Jong Bae Seo, Jae-Yeon Jeong, Jae Young Park, Eun Mi Jun, Sang-Ik Lee, Sung Sik Choe, Do-Yang Park, Eun-Wook Choi, Dong-Seung Seen, Jong-Soon Lim, Tae Gyu Lee
The fruit of Terminalia chebula Retzius has been used as a panacea in India and Southeast Asia but its biological activities have not been fully elucidated. Here we report anti-arthritic and analgesic effect of NDI10218, a standardized ethanol extract of Terminalia chebula, on collagen-induced arthritis and acetic acid-induced writhing model, respectively. Arthritis was induced in DBA/1J mice by immunizing bovine type II collagen and mice were treated with NDI10218 daily for 5 weeks after the onset of the disease...
January 2012: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
Theodor Dürrigl, Mladen Culjak
On the occasion of two anniversaries of the "Outpatient department for rheumatology, physical therapy and rehabilitation Dr. Drago Cop", the paper presents its history, from the building of the Central Beureau for Workers' Insurance till the mid 1960s. In 1928 an outpatient department for physical therapy with a public bath was founded, while in 1938 the Central rheuma-station was established as the first rheumatologic institution in Southeastern Europe. During the period presented, a lively activity developed at that institution: a professional rheumatologic association was founded, the journal "Reumatizam" appeared, education in rheumatology commenced, and first teaching materials were published...
2013: Reumatizam
Snehal S Patel, Praboth V Shah
BACKGROUND: Immunological and inflammatory mechanisms, which may play a role in a number of disorders like rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Ancient ayurvedic physicians had developed certain dietary and therapeutic measures to arrest or prevent these disorders. OBJECTIVE: Rheuma off gold (RG) is a herbomineral formulation recommended by ayurvedic medical practitioners for treatment of RA. This study was carried out to lend scientific evidence to the efficacy claim for RG in the management of RA in folklore medicine...
April 2013: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Silvia Rollefstad, Tore K Kvien, Ingar Holme, Anne S Eirheim, Terje R Pedersen, Anne Grete P Semb
OBJECTIVES: To perform cardiovascular risk stratification in patients with inflammatory joint diseases (IJD) and treat to lipid targets according to recommendations. METHODS: We initiated a preventive cardio-rheuma clinic based on the unmet need of adequate cardiovascular prevention in IJD patients. A full cardiovascular risk stratification was performed at the first consultation (history of conventional risk factors and of cardiovascular disease, lipid measurement, blood pressure and ultrasound examination of both carotid arteries), and the patient was classified to either a primary or secondary cardiovascular prevention regime, or to have a low risk (no intervention)...
December 2013: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Deborah Hilderson, Leen Eyckmans, Kristien Van der Elst, Rene Westhovens, Carine Wouters, Philip Moons
Adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are transferred from paediatrics to adult-oriented healthcare when they reach early adulthood. Research on the extent to which patients' expectations about the adult healthcare setting match their actual experience after transfer, may promote successful transfer from paediatrics to adult care. As part of the 'Don't Retard' project ( ), experiences and expectations of young adults regarding their transfer from paediatric rheumatology to adult rheumatology were explored...
May 2013: Clinical Rheumatology
Teresa Monjardino, Raquel Lucas, Henrique Barros
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency of rheuma­tic diseases in Portugal through a systematic review of published literature, critically appraising available information and identifying data collection gaps. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the literature to retrieve data on the occurrence of rheumatic diseases in Portugal through MEDLINE and Índex das Revistas Médicas Portuguesas searches, PhD theses, and national health surveys reports. Original articles in English or Portuguese published between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2010 were included...
October 2011: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Anna Clara Benoni, Ann Bremander, Anna Nilsdotter
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although decreasing with the development of effective pharmacological regimes, joint surgery has improved the function and quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Few studies have assessed patient-reported outcomes after RA surgery to the lower extremities. Here we report patient-relevant outcome after RA-related surgery based on the first data from the Swedish National Register of Rheuma Surgery (RAKIR). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 258 RA patients (212 women) who had joint surgery performed at the Department of Orthopaedics, Spenshult Hospital between September 2007 and June 2009 were included...
April 2012: Acta Orthopaedica
G Dueckers, N Guellac, M Arbogast, G Dannecker, I Foeldvari, M Frosch, G Ganser, A Heiligenhaus, G Horneff, A Illhardt, R Krauspe, B Markus, H Michels, M Schneider, W Singendonk, H Sitter, M Spamer, N Wagner, T Niehues et al.
BACKGROUND: Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) has improved quality of life in children and adolescents with JIA. Standardisation of care offers the chance to improve the quality of care of those patients. New studies have been published after completion of our last treatment guideline (2007). An updated consensus process is mandatory. METHODS: A systematic literature analysis in PUBMED (key words: juvenile idiopathic (rheumatoid) arthritis, therapy; limits: humans, published in the last 3 years, all child 0-18 years, clinical trial) revealed 17 relevant studies...
November 2011: Klinische Pädiatrie
J Braun, J Wollenhaupt, E Genth
The first further education training program of the German Society of Rheumatology (DGRh) was an important milestone in further training in rheumatology. The workshop presented approaches on how to interest and gain students and young physicians for rheumatology and presented the possibilities planned by the DGRh in cooperation with partner organizations and the Rheuma Academy for improvement of further training in rheumatology and the potential to benefit inpatient further training. Many of the projects are dependent on financial support especially by industry...
October 2011: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
E Gromnica-Ihle, M Rink
The international treat-to-target initiative including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients has defined remission or alternatively low disease activity as treatment goals. In Germany representatives of the medical profession, such as doctors, nurses and including the Deutsche Rheuma-Liga, are deliberating how to adapt and realize these goals in practice. The patient's perspective has to be taken into consideration as an outcome variable. Until now no combined patient reported outcome (PRO) score exists which is generally accepted by the scientific community and which puts the patient's perspective as the main primary outcome...
October 2011: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
R P Willig, N G Mitskevich
Hyperparathyroidism is a rare finding in children. It is a typical sign of vitamin D-deficiency caused by different reasons. It may also be due to calcium wasting syndromes, and it can rarely be induced by adenomas of the parathyroid glands and in parathormone receptor mutations (pseudohyperparathyroidism). A 12-year old Gambian girl living in Hamburg, Germany, was developing abdominal and joint pain. Serum analysis revealed low serum-calcium, significantly elevated parathormone and decreased vitamin D. Immigrant rickets was assumed...
April 2011: Georgian Medical News
H Kaiser
For decades, G. Thibierge and R.J. Weissenbach worked at the Hôpital St. Louis in Paris, one of the first and largest dermatological centers.In 1911 they described the occurrence of subcutaneous calcification in scleroderma patients, emphasizing that this was not a coincidental finding, but rather a causal link. Since then this syndrome has been given their names worldwide.Thibierge gave his attention solely to dermatology and venereology. Weissenbach initially concentrated on the overlapping areas between dermatology and rheumatology, such as gonococcal arthritis, joint disease in Lues and psoriatic arthritis...
September 2009: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
F Salaffi, S Gasparini, W Grassi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the acceptability, feasibility, reliability and score agreement of collecting rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient-reported outcome (PRO) data using an interactive touch-screen computer system. METHODS: Eighty-seven RA patients completed both the touch-screen and conventional paper-administered set of questionnaires. For this purpose, we have developed a computerized touch-screen system, namely RHEUMATISM (RHEUMA Touch-screen Italian SysteM), to capture PRO data...
May 2009: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
N Guellac, T Niehues
UNLABELLED: Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) has improved quality of life in children and adolescents suffering from JIA. However, it varies considerably from caregiver to caregiver. Therefore a standardisation of care on the basis of consensus treatment recommendations offers the chance to further improve the quality of care for children and adolescents with JIA. We aimed to establish an interdisciplinary, evidence-based treatment guideline for JIA based on the existing guideline from 2005...
November 2008: Klinische Pädiatrie
G Squillace
Inscriptions of Sanationes from Sanctuaries of god Asclepius, testifying to the gratitude of patients to the divinity, present a situation, albeit fragmentary, of main diseases which physicians thought incurable or hardly curable. Sterility, calvities, worms, paralysis, as well as clinical disorders caused by rheuma appear, along with gout/podagra, in many inscriptions too. To counter them, patients asked for the intervention of Asclepius.
January 2008: Reumatismo
Jutta G Richter, Ewa Wessel, Ralf Klimt, Reinhardt Willers, Matthias Schneider
OBJECTIVE: Early diagnosis of inflammatory rheumatic diseases is important for patients' prognosis and outcome. The mean time delay of 1 to 5 years in Germany between the initial symptoms and the first rheumatologist contact should be reduced. Efficiency of patient questionnaires for the identification of inflammatory rheumatic diseases has been demonstrated in other countries. The aim of our study was to develop a patient questionnaire in German identifying inflammatory rheumatic diseases with a high sensitivity and specificity as well as a high positive predictive value...
2008: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
W Keitel
The article presents three pathologists who have made important contributions to the understanding of rheumatic diseases. Ludwig Aschoff's (1866-1942) work formed the foundation and was for a long time at the centre of the discussion on pathology of rheumatic diseases. Impetus was added from a rheumatological perspective by the discovery of the Aschoff nodule as an indicator of rheumatic myocarditis. Thus, newly manifested rheumatic carditis is only diagnosed when rheumatic nodules are found. Fritz Klinge (1892-1974), following in Aschoff's footsteps, broke new ground in rheumatology in Germany...
March 2008: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
H Dinges, M Fürst, H Rüther, S Schill
The wrists are affected in the long-term in 90% of people with rheumatism and are often (42%) the first manifestation of a destructive disease. The functionality of the wrist and the whole hand is of great importance because in many cases loss of function of the wrists leads to severe limitations. Local and operative treatment of the wrist in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the main duties in rheuma-orthopaedics. For operative treatment there is a finely tuned differential therapeutic spectrum available...
September 2007: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
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