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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646162/associations-between-global-dna-methylation-and-telomere-length-in-healthy-adolescents
#1
Yutong Dong, Ying Huang, Bernard Gutin, Anas Raed, Yanbin Dong, Haidong Zhu
Emerging evidence suggests that epigenetics regulates telomere dynamics in adults. However, the relationship between these pathways in children and youth remains unknown. Thus, we examined this association in 542 healthy adolescents aged 14 to 18 years old (44.8% African Americans; 55.2% females). Global DNA methylation level (%5-mC) was quantified using ELISA method. Leukocyte telomere length (LTL) was defined as relative telomere to single copy gene (T/S) ratio. Multiple linear regression models, adjusted for age, gender, ethnicity, Tanner stage, BMI, PA, and batch effect, revealed that %5 mC was associated with LTL (adjusted β = 0...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630578/are-change-of-direction-speed-and-reactive-agility-useful-for-determining-the-optimal-field-position-for-young-soccer-players
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Giovanni Fiorilli, Enzo Iuliano, Michalis Mitrotasios, Eugenio M Pistone, Giovanna Aquino, Giuseppe Calcagno, Alessandra di Cagno
Change Of Direction Speed (CODS) and Reactive Agility (RA) are two determining factors in the ability of young soccer players. We aimed to verify if CODS and RA could be useful in order to establish the best young soccer player field position. Ninety-two elite soccer players (15.18 ± 1.21 years, weight 59.18 ± 9.93, height 1.72 ± 0.08, BMI 19.76 ± 2.22), belonging to two youth categories from the Italian First and Second Divisions, volunteered in this study. The participants included 32 defenders (15.06 ± 0...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594905/comparative-risk-of-hospitalized-infection-between-biological-agents-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study-in-japan
#3
Shunsuke Mori, Tamami Yoshitama, Toshihiko Hidaka, Fumikazu Sakai, Mizue Hasegawa, Yayoi Hashiba, Eiichi Suematsu, Hiroshi Tatsukawa, Akinari Mizokami, Shigeru Yoshizawa, Naoyuki Hirakata, Yukitaka Ueki
OBJECTIVE: Knowing the risk of hospitalized infection associated with individual biological agents is an important factor in selecting the best treatment option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This study examined the comparative risk of hospitalized infection between biological agents in a routine care setting. METHODS: We used data for all RA patients who had first begun biological therapy at rheumatology divisions of participating community hospitals in Japan between January 2009 and December 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569167/increased-serum-concentrations-of-il-1-beta-il-21-and-th17-cells-in-overweight-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#4
Hirofumi Shoda, Yasuo Nagafuchi, Yumi Tsuchida, Keiichi Sakurai, Shuji Sumitomo, Keishi Fujio, Kazuhiko Yamamoto
BACKGROUNDS: Obesity is associated with worse disease activity and drug responses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the immunological mechanisms responsible for the relationship between RA and obesity have not yet been clarified in detail. This study aimed to elucidate the immunological mechanisms contributing to the pathogenesis of RA in overweight patients. METHODS: The frequencies of CD4(+) T cell, B cell and monocyte subsets were analyzed in RA (n = 81) and healthy donors (n = 99) by flow cytometry, and were compared between three groups (body mass index (BMI) <20,  ≥20 to 25, >25)...
May 31, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549731/clinical-and-sonographic-biomarkers-of-structural-damage-progression-in-ra-patients-in-clinical-remission-a-prospective-study-with-12-months-follow-up
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Julio Ramírez, José Antonio Narváez, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, Javier Hernández-Gañán, Andrea Cuervo, José Inciarte-Mundo, Maria Victoria Hernández, Miguel Sampayo-Cordero, José Luis Pablos, Raimon Sanmartí, Juan D Cañete
OBJECTIVE: To determine clinical and sonographic biomarkers predicting structural damage progression at 12 months of follow-up as measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in clinical remission. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included patients with RA in clinical remission, defined as 28-joint disease activity score (DAS28)-erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) <2.6 for >6 months. Ultrasound scans of both hands and knees and MRI of the dominant hand were performed at baseline and at 12 months...
May 1, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486047/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-from-northeastern-brazil-association-with-disease-activity
#6
Kirla Wagner Poti Gomes, Ana Joicy Pinheiro Luz, Marcos Rainier de Brito Felipe, Lara Amorim Beltrão, André Xenofonte Cartaxo Sampaio, Carlos Ewerton Maia Rodrigues
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and controls from Northeastern Brazil and to verify its association with specific RA parameters and cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: The prevalence of MetS was assessed cross-sectionally in 338 RA patients from a single center and 84 age and gender-matched controls from the local community. MetS was defined according to NCEP/ATPIII guidelines. Disease activity was assessed with CDAI, SDAI and DAS28 scores...
May 9, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482146/skeletal-muscle-fat-and-its-association-with-physical-function-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#7
Samannaaz S Khoja, Charity G Moore, Bret H Goodpaster, Anthony Delitto, Sara R Piva
OBJECTIVE: To characterize skeletal muscle fat (SMF), intermuscular adipose tissue (IMAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and assess the associations between these fat depots and physical function and physical activity. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis from an RA cohort. SMF, IMAT and SAT were measured using computed tomography imaging of the mid-thigh cross-sectional region. Physical function was measured with the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) and a battery of performance-based tests that included quadriceps muscle strength, gait speed, repeated chair-stands, stair ascend, and single leg-stance...
May 8, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426913/body-mass-index-weight-loss-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#8
Bryant R England, Joshua F Baker, Harlan Sayles, Kaleb Michaud, Liron Caplan, Lisa A Davis, Grant W Cannon, Brian C Sauer, E Blair Solow, Andreas M Reimold, Gail S Kerr, Ted R Mikuls
OBJECTIVES: To examine associations of body mass index (BMI) and weight loss with cause-specific mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A cohort of U.S. Veterans with RA were followed until death or through 2013. BMI was categorized as underweight, normal, overweight, and obese. Weight loss was calculated as the: 1) annualized rate of change over the preceding 13 months and 2) cumulative percent. Vital status and cause of death were obtained from the National Death Index...
April 20, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393498/the-impact-of-obesity-and-adiposity-on-inflammatory-markers-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
Michael D George, Jon T Giles, Patricia P Katz, Bryant R England, Ted R Mikuls, Kaleb Michaud, Alexis R Ogdie-Beatty, Said Ibrahim, Grant W Cannon, Liron Caplan, Brian C Sauer, Joshua F Baker
BACKGROUND: C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) are important disease activity biomarkers in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This study aimed to determine to what extent obesity biases these biomarkers. METHODS: Body mass index (BMI) associations with CRP and ESR were assessed in two RA cohorts - 1) the cross-sectional Body Composition (BC) cohort (N = 451) including whole-body DXA measures of fat mass index, and 2) the longitudinal Veterans Affairs Rheumatoid Arthritis (VARA) registry (N = 1652), using multivariable models stratified by sex...
April 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389855/management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-clinical-practice-using-treat-to-target-strategy-where-do-we-stand-in-the-multi-ethnic-malaysia-population
#10
Bee Eng Tan, Ai Lee Lim, Sow Lai Kan, Chong Hong Lim, Ying Fun Ng, Serene Li Ching Tng, Nur Syakirah Hassin, Losshenee Chandran, Norshahida Abdul Hamid, Yvonne Yin Leng Lee
To evaluate the achievement of treat-to-target (T2T) strategy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and identify factors associated with failed treatment target in a public rheumatology center. A cross-sectional study was conducted from June 2015 to February 2016. RA patients with disease duration greater than 2 years and under T2T for over a year were invited to the study. Demographic, clinical data, disease activity score of 28 joints (DAS28), and clinical disease activity index (CDAI) were collected in a single routine clinic visit...
June 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388816/adipose-tissue-macrophages-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-prevalence-disease-related-indicators-and-associations-with-cardiometabolic-risk-factors
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Jon T Giles, Antony W Ferrante, Rachel Broderick, Afshin Zartoshti, Janine Rose, Kendall Downer, Hui-Zhu Zhang, Robert J Winchester
Objective Adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs) are a potent source of inflammatory cytokines with profound effects on adipose tissue function, yet their potential role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathobiology is largely unstudied. Methods Periumbilical subcutaneous adipose tissue was obtained from 36 RA patients and 22 non-RA controls frequency matched on demographics and BMI. Samples were stained for the macrophage marker CD68 and the average proportion of ATMs, crown-like structures (CLSs: peri-adipocyte aggregates of three or more ATMs), and fibrosis were compared between groups...
April 7, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374332/prevalence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis-in-chinese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#12
Can-Chen Ma, Sheng-Qian Xu, Xun Gong, Ying Wu, Shan Qi, Wen Liu, Jian-Hua Xu
Usage of glucocorticoid (GC) is a strong risk factor of osteoporosis (OP) and osteoporotic fracture (OPF) in Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Controlling GC daily dosage and shortening GC course are helpful in preventing glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) and OPF for Chinese patients with RA. INTRODUCTION: This study aims to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of GIOP, and also identify influences of GC daily dosage and GC treatment course for GIOP in Chinese patients with RA...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349904/relation-between-dental-caries-and-body-mass-index-for-age-among-schoolchildren-of-jazan-city-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
#13
Mir Fa Quadri, Bassam M Hakami, Asma Aa Hezam, Raed Y Hakami, Fadwa A Saadi, Layla M Ageeli, Wafqah H Alsagoor, Mohammad A Faqeeh, Mohammed A Dhae
OBJECTIVE: To analyze and report the type of relation present between dental caries and body mass index (BMI)-for-age among schoolchildren in Jazan region of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study with multi-staged random sampling technique was designed to recruit the sample of schoolchildren. Caries was examined using the World Health Organization recommended "decayed and filled teeth"/"decayed missing and filled teeth (dft/DMFT)" method...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273936/discovery-of-circulating-proteins-associated-to-knee-radiographic-osteoarthritis
#14
Lucía Lourido, Burcu Ayoglu, Juan Fernández-Tajes, Natividad Oreiro, Frauke Henjes, Cecilia Hellström, Jochen M Schwenk, Cristina Ruiz-Romero, Peter Nilsson, Francisco J Blanco
Currently there are no sufficiently sensitive biomarkers able to reflect changes in joint remodelling during osteoarthritis (OA). In this work, we took an affinity proteomic approach to profile serum samples for proteins that could serve as indicators for the diagnosis of radiographic knee OA. Antibody suspension bead arrays were applied to analyze serum samples from patients with OA (n = 273), control subjects (n = 76) and patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA, n = 244). For verification, a focused bead array was built and applied to an independent set of serum samples from patients with OA (n = 188), control individuals (n = 83) and RA (n = 168) patients...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259162/joint-specific-assessment-of-swelling-and-power-doppler-in-obese-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#15
Erin M Bauer, Ami Ben-Artzi, Erin L Duffy, David A Elashoff, Sitaram S Vangala, John Fitzgerald, Veena K Ranganath
BACKGROUND: Clinical swollen joint examination of the obese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient can be difficult. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSUS) has higher sensitivity than physical examination for swollen joints (SJ). The purpose of this study was to determine the joint-specific association between power Doppler (PDUS) and clinical SJ in RA across body mass index (BMI) categories. METHODS: Cross-sectional clinical and laboratory data were collected on 43 RA patients...
March 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258473/sarcopenia-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-prevalence-influence-of-disease-activity-and-associated-factors
#16
Ange Ngeuleu, F Allali, L Medrare, A Madhi, H Rkain, N Hajjaj-Hassouni
Evaluate the prevalence of sarcopenia on patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the influence of sarcopenia on disease activity and factors associated with sarcopenia. One hundred and twenty-three patients aged over 18 years with RA based on the 1987 ACR/EULAR classification criteria were enrolled. We performed a whole body DXA scan using a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanner lunar prodigy to measure fat mass, lean mass, and bone mass in the whole body and body parts. According to the anthropometric equation by Baumgartner et al...
June 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257782/natural-history-predictors-and-management-of-uretero-enteric-strictures-after-robot-assisted-radical-cystectomy
#17
Youssef E Ahmed, Ahmed A Hussein, Paul R May, Basim Ahmad, Taimoor Ali, Prasanna Kumar, Khurshid A Guru
PURPOSE: Uretero-enteric strictures (UES) represent the most common complication requiring reoperation after radical cystectomy. Our objective was to investigate the prevalence, outcomes, predictors and management of UES. METHODS: Retrospective review of our quality assurance RARC database and identified patients who developed UES. Data was reviewed for demographics, perioperative outcomes and UES characteristics. Kaplan Meier method was used to compute time to UES and multivariable stepwise regression to evaluate predictors of UES...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255666/influence-of-systemic-bone-mineral-density-on-atlantoaxial-subluxation-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
M H Han, J I Ryu, C H Kim, J M Kim, J H Cheong, K H Bak, H J Chun
Osteopenia and osteoporosis were independent predictive factors for higher atlantoaxial subluxation occurrence in patients with lower body mass index. Our findings suggest that patients with rheumatoid arthritis with osteopenia or osteoporosis, particularly those with lower body mass index (BMI), should be screened regularly to determine the status of their cervical spines. INTRODUCTION: Cervical spine involvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients may cause serious adverse effects on quality of life and overall health...
March 2, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229811/patient-phenotypes-in-fibromyalgia-comorbid-with-systemic-sclerosis-or-rheumatoid-arthritis-influence-of-diagnostic-and-screening-tests-screening-with-the-first-questionnaire-diagnosis-with-the-acr1990-and-revised-acr-2010-criteria
#19
Serge Perrot, Mariana Peixoto, Philippe Dieudé, Eric Hachulla, Jerome Avouac, Sebastien Ottaviani, Yannick Allanore
OBJECTIVES: Fibromyalgia (FM) may occur with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic sclerosis (SSc), and debate remains about its diagnosis. We aimed to use three FM tools (a screening tool (FiRST), diagnostic criteria (ACR 1990 and revised 2010), to compare FM prevalence between RA and SSc patients, to describe the phenotypes of patients with comorbid FM, and to analyze links between FM and secondary Sjögren's syndrome (SS). METHODS: Consecutive adult patients with confirmed RA or SSc from four university hospitals were tested with the three FM tools...
February 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217867/effects-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-vitamin-d-binding-protein-on-bone-mineral-density-and-disease-activity-in-malaysian-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Tze Hao Wong, Esha Das Gupta, Ammu K Radhakrishnan, Suk Chyn Gun, Gandhi Chembalingam, Swan Sim Yeap
AIM: Vitamin D3 [25(OH)D] has been shown to be important in bone health and can influence rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity. Vitamin D-binding protein (VDBP) levels vary with race and may modulate 'bioavailable' levels of 25(OH)D. The aim of this study was to explore the relationships between 25(OH)D, VDBP and clinical factors on bone mineral density (BMD) in a group of multi-ethnic Malaysian RA patients and healthy controls. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 77 female RA patients and 29 controls was performed...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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