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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526894/association-of-hla-b27-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-clinical-features-of-the-hla-b27-associated-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-meta-analysis
#1
Hai Lin, Yi-Zhen Gong
Many studies have estimated the correlation between HLA-B27 polymorphisms and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, the results were controversial. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to determine the association of HLA-B*27 polymorphisms with AS and investigate the impacts of HLA-B27 on the clinical symptoms of AS patients. A comprehensive search was performed in PubMed, Web of Science and Embase databases to retrieve the eligible studies, which addressed the association between HLA-B27 polymorphisms and AS susceptibility...
May 19, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524829/role-of-diffusion-weighted-and-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-differentiating-activity-of-ankylosing-spondylitis
#2
Ying-Hua Zhao, Yan-Yan Cao, Qun Zhang, Ying-Jie Mei, Ji-Jie Xiao, Shao-Yong Hu, Wei Li, Shao-Lin Li
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed that combining apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value with the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) index value might provide a reliable evaluation of the activity of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and that contrast-enhanced (CE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is unnecessary. However, the results were based on confirming only a small random sample. This study aimed to assess the role of CE-MRI in differentiating the disease activity of AS by comparing ADC value with a large sample...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521824/are-ankylosing-spondylitis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-undifferentiated-spondyloarthritis-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-a-prospective-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#3
Karin Bengtsson, Helena Forsblad-d'Elia, Elisabeth Lie, Eva Klingberg, Mats Dehlin, Sofia Exarchou, Ulf Lindström, Johan Askling, Lennart T H Jacobsson
BACKGROUND: To investigate the risk of first-time acute coronary syndrome (ACS), stroke and venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and undifferentiated spondyloarthritis (uSpA), compared to each other and to the general population (GP). METHODS: This is a prospective nationwide cohort study. Cohorts with AS (n = 6448), PsA (n = 16,063) and uSpA (n = 5190) patients and a GP (n = 266,435) cohort, were identified 2001-2009 in the Swedish National Patient and Population registers...
May 18, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521184/one-stage-posterior-grade-4-osteotomy-and-bone-graft-fusion-at-pseudarthrosis-for-the-treatment-of-kyphotic-deformity-with-andersson-lesions-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
#4
Tingxian Ling, Bangjian Zhou, Ce Zhu, Xi Yang, Yueming Song, Zhe Qiang, Limin Liu
OBJECTIVES: The optimal surgical procedure for treating kyphotic deformity with Andersson lesions (ALs) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients is controversial. The one-stage posterior osteotomy and bone graft fusion approach is rarely reported. The aim of the present study was to report a new surgical procedure involving one-stage posterior grade 4 osteotomy and bone graft fusion for the treatment of kyphotic deformity with ALs in AS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eleven patients with ALs in AS were enrolled...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520640/twenty-four-month-follow-up-of-tocilizumab-therapy-for-refractory-uveitis-related-macular-edema
#5
Marina Mesquida, Blanca Molins, Victor Llorenç, María V Hernández, Gerard Espinosa, Maite Sainz de la Maza, Alfredo Adán
BACKGROUND: To report the 24-month efficacy and safety of the interleukin-6 receptor antagonist tocilizumab (TCZ) for refractory uveitis-related macular edema (ME). METHODS: Data were obtained by standardized chart review. Patients with quiescent uveitis seen at a single tertiary referral center, for whom ME was the principal cause of reduced visual acuity. OUTCOME MEASURES: Central foveal thickness measured by optical coherence tomography; degree of anterior and posterior chamber; inflammation (Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature Working Group criteria); and visual acuity (Snellen and logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution) were recorded in all patients during TCZ therapy at months 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24...
May 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516874/long-term-effects-of-interleukin-17a-inhibition-with-secukinumab-in-active-ankylosing-spondylitis-3-year-efficacy-and-safety-results-from-an-extension-of-the-phase-3-measure-1-trial
#6
Xenofon Baraliakos, Alan J Kivitz, Atul A Deodhar, Jürgen Braun, James C Wei, Eumorphia Maria Delicha, Zsolt Talloczy, Brian Porter
OBJECTIVES: Secukinumab, a fully human anti-IL-17A monoclonal antibody, provided rapid and sustained improvements in signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) over 2 years in the Phase 3 MEASURE 1 trial. Here, we report efficacy and safety after 3 years of treatment. METHODS: AS subjects completing 2 years of treatment every 4 weeks with subcutaneous secukinumab 150 or 75 mg (following intravenous loading or initial placebo treatment to 16/24 weeks) entered a separate 3-year extension study (NCT01863732)...
May 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514405/-stable-high-interleukin-17a-concentration-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-treated-with-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-inhibitors-during-a-year
#7
I Z Gaydukova, A P Rebrov, A V Aparkina, E V Khondkaryan
AIM: To assess changes in the concentration of interleukin-17A (IL-17A) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) treated with tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) inhibitors during a year. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Examinations were made in 30 patients (22 (73.3%) men) aged 38.35±9.19 years with AS (modified New-York criteria, BASDAI ≥4.0; AS duration, 11.4±9.6 years) and in 20 healthy individuals (12 (60%) men) aged 40.1±7.7 years) (a control group). All the patients were treated with infliximab (remicade, MSD) 5 mg/kg body weight during a year according to the recommended regimen...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508950/malignancy-as-a-comorbidity-in-rheumatic-diseases-a-retrospective-hospital-based-study
#8
Hai-Long Wang, Yong-Ming Zhou, Guang-Zhao Zhu, Zhu Yang, Bao-Jin Hua
Patients with Rheumatic diseases (RDs) are at an increased risk of malignancies compared with the general population. The aim of this study was to examine the relative frequency of several cancers in a single homogeneous cohort of patients with different RDs. Patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Sjögren's syndrome (SS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis (SSc), dermatomyositis (DM), or polymyositis were included. Out of 3982 adult residents admitted to the division of rheumatology, 61 malignancies were observed...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507445/evaluation-of-fatigue-and-its-correlation-with-quality-of-life-index-anxiety-symptoms-depression-and-activity-of-disease-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis
#9
Claudio Carneiro, Mario Chaves, Gustavo Verardino, Ana Paula Frade, Pedro Guimaraes Coscarelli, Washington Alves Bianchi, Marcia Ramos-E-Silva, Sueli Carneiro
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis is associated with psychosocial morbidity and decrease in quality of life. Psychiatric comorbidity also plays an important role in the impairment of quality of life and onset of fatigue. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the prevalence of fatigue in psoriatic arthritis patients and to correlate it to quality of life indexes, functional capacity, anxiety, depression and disease activity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on outpatients with psoriatic arthritis...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507186/zygapophyseal-joint-fusion-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-assessed-by-computed-tomography-associations-with-syndesmophytes-and-spinal-motion
#10
Sovira Tan, Jianhua Yao, John A Flynn, Lawrence Yao, Michael M Ward
OBJECTIVE: Because zygapophyseal joints (ZJ) are difficult to visualize on radiographs, little is known about the relationship of ZJ fusion to other features of spinal damage in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). We used computed tomography (CT) to investigate the concordance of ZJ fusion and syndesmophytes, and examined the contribution of both features to spinal motion. METHODS: We performed thoracolumbar CT scans (T10-T11 to L3-L4) on 55 patients. Two readers scored scans for ZJ fusion, which were compared to syndesmophyte height and extent of bridging, measured by computer algorithm at the same levels...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502061/validation-of-administrative-case-ascertainment-algorithms-for-chronic-childhood-arthritis-in-manitoba-canada
#11
Natalie Jane Shiff, Kiem Oen, Rasheda Rabbani, Lisa M Lix
We validated case ascertainment algorithms for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in the provincial health administrative databases of Manitoba, Canada. A population-based pediatric rheumatology clinical database from April 1st 1980 to March 31st 2012 was used to test case definitions in individuals diagnosed at ≤15 years of age. The case definitions varied the number of diagnosis codes (1, 2, or 3), time frame (1, 2 or 3 years), time between diagnoses (ever, >1 day, or ≥8 weeks), and physician specialty...
May 13, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497237/efficacy-of-long-term-nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory-drug-treatment-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-determined-bone-marrow-oedema-in-early-active-axial-spondyloarthritis-patients
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Mei Tang, Leixi Xue, Yueping Shen, Lin Bo, Ru Yang, Jian Wen, Yi Zhang, Zhichun Liu, Jinxiang Fu
To assess the efficacy of long-term treatment with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on bone marrow oedema (BMO) of the sacroiliac joint in newly diagnosed axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) with a symptom duration of less than 4 years, a single-center, open-label study in a cohort of consecutive patients with newly diagnosed axial SpA was conducted. Eligible patients had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-determined BMO of the sacroiliac joint at baseline, had a symptom duration of less than 4 years, and were naïve to NSAIDs...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497221/evaluation-of-the-cross-reactivity-of-antidrug-antibodies-to-ct-p13-and-infliximab-reference-product-remicade-an-analysis-using-immunoassays-tagged-with-both-agents
#13
Walter Reinisch, Jørgen Jahnsen, Stefan Schreiber, Silvio Danese, Julián Panés, Alejandro Balsa, Won Park, JiSoo Kim, Jee Un Lee, Dae Hyun Yoo
BACKGROUND: During two pivotal clinical trials of the infliximab biosimilar CT-P13 (PLANETAS and PLANETRA), antidrug antibodies (ADAs) and neutralising antibodies (NAbs) were detected in the sera of patients treated with CT-P13 and the reference product (RP; Remicade). OBJECTIVE: The aim was to assess the comparability of Remicade- and CT-P13-tagged immunoassays for the detection of ADAs and NAbs using data from these trials, in order to determine the cross-reactivity of CT-P13 and RP ADAs...
May 11, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496443/higher-levels-of-secretory-iga-are-associated-with-low-disease-activity-index-in-patients-with-reactive-arthritis-and-undifferentiated-spondyloarthritis
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Fabián Salas-Cuestas, Wilson Bautista-Molano, Juan M Bello-Gualtero, Ivonne Arias, Diana Marcela Castillo, Lorena Chila-Moreno, Rafael Valle-Oñate, Daniel Herrera, Consuelo Romero-Sánchez
INTRODUCTION: Both reactive arthritis (ReA) and undifferentiated spondyloarthritis (uSpA) belong to the group of autoinflammatory diseases called spondyloarthritis (SpA). Hypotheses have been proposed about a relationship between the intestinal mucosa and inflammation of joint tissues. The role of immunoglobulin IgA or secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) in the inflammatory and/or clinical activity of patients with SpA remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the status of total IgA and SIgA, and the association among the levels of SIgA, IgA, IgA anti-Chlamydia trachomatis, and anti-Shigella spp...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496328/association-between-use-of-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-and-diabetes-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-rheumatoid-arthritis-or-psoriasis-psoriatic-arthritis-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study-of-84-989-patients
#15
Hsin-Hua Chen, Der-Yuan Chen, Chi-Chen Lin, Yi-Ming Chen, Kuo-Lung Lai, Ching-Heng Lin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the association between the use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis (PS/PSA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used a nationwide, population-based administrative database to enroll 84,989 cases with AS, RA, or PS/PSA who initiated treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drugs or nonbiologic DMARDs...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493913/pathogenic-variants-screening-in-seventeen-candidate-genes-on-2p15-for-association-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-a-han-chinese-population
#16
Mengmeng Wang, Lihong Xin, Guoqi Cai, Xu Zhang, Xiao Yang, Xiaona Li, Qing Xia, Li Wang, Shengqian Xu, Jianhua Xu, Zongwen Shuai, Changhai Ding, Faming Pan
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have found the association between rs10865331 in 2p15 area and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). This study aimed to identify additional functional genetic variants in 2p15 region associated with AS susceptibility. METHODS: We used next generation sequencing (NGS) in 100 AS cases and 100 healthy controls to screen AS susceptible genetic variants, and validated these variants in 620 cases and 620 controls by using imLDRTM technique for single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489779/epidural-hematoma-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Jia Li, Ke Qi, Yongjin Zhang, Chenchen Xue, Weidong Xu
RATIONALE: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can affect the hip joint, causing deformity and disability. Total hip arthroplasty can obviously relieve the pain of the hip joint, and reconstruct the function of hip joint. Epidural anesthesia in this patient population has high risk of epidural hematoma, but the reason is unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 44-year-old man diagnosed with AS underwent total hip arthroplasty. DIAGNOSES: Six days after operation, he was diagnosed epidural hematoma...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489756/the-genetic-association-between-polymorphisms-in-lymphotoxin-%C3%AE-gene-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-susceptibility-in-chinese-group-a-case-control-study
#18
Bei Jia, Xiangbei Qi
The study was designed to reveal the genetic relationship of lymphotoxin-α (LTA) polymorphisms with risk of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in Chinese Han population.LTA polymorphisms were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction-direct sequencing (PCR-DS) in 138 AS patients and 141 healthy controls. The genotype distribution in control group was checked the status of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE). Odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (95%CI) calculated by χ test was used to show effects of LTA polymorphisms on AS risk...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489625/the-disease-of-the-italian-poet-giacomo-leopardi-1798-1837-a-case-of-juvenile-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-the-19th-century
#19
Erik Pietro Sganzerla, Michele Augusto Riva
Some authors sustained that the pessimistic thought of the Italian writer and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) may be attributed to his unhappy life, characterized by several health problems. His philosophical theories appear as the result of depressive and melancholic state, related to his precarious health conditions, so limiting their intrinsic values. Several authors formulated various hypotheses on the diseases that Leopardi suffered from and postulated different theories on the cause of his early death...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488046/features-of-the-achilles-tendon-paratenon-and-enthesis-in-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-a%C3%A2-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-study
#20
H Harman, E Süleyman
AIM: We analyzed the ultrasonographic (US) features of the Achilles tendon (AT), paratenon (AP), and enthesis in patients with axial spondyloarthropathies (SpA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and compared these to healthy subjects. Relationships between these findings and clinical and functional parameters were identified. METHODS: The study included 40 axial SpA and 27 RA patients, as well as 30 healthy subjects. Clinical evaluation relied on the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), Bath AS Functional Index (BASFI), AS Quality of Life Questionnaire (ASQoL), Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28), and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), as well as on a visual analog scale (VAS) for entheseal pain and the Madrid Sonographic Enthesistis Index (MASEI)...
May 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
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