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A Migliore, F Cusano, G Bianchi, G Malara, O Epis, O De Pità
Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory seronegative spondyloarthropathy that occurs in approximately 25% of patients with psoriasis and is a progressive and severely disabling disease. Most patients have had psoriasis for several years before the development of arthritis or develop the joint and skin condition simultaneously. Given the absence of specific diagnostic test for psoriatic arthritis, clinical findings remain the standard criteria for the diagnosis. Patients with psoriasis presenting to the dermatologist for management of their skin disease may have joint symptoms related or not to psoriatic arthritis and similarly arthritic patients presenting to a rheumatologist for the management of psoriatic arthritis may have skin lesions related or not to psoriasis...
July 2015: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Roberto De Luca, Michele Trodella, Antonio Vicidomini, Giuseppe Colella, Gianpaolo Tartaro
PURPOSE: To evaluate, on the basis of our clinical experience, the reliability of an endoscopic approach to the management of obstructive salivary diseases related to Sjögren's syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients affected by Sjögren's syndrome who were followed up at the Maxillo-Facial Unit of the Second University of Naples Hospital and referred from the Reumatology Unit of the same hospital from September 2007 to July 2012 for chronic obstructive sialadenitis unresponsive to medical therapy...
October 2015: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Krzysztof Woźniak, Elżbieta Urbanowska, Emilian Snarski
Plasmapheresis also known as a therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a procedure of plasma removal with it's ineligible plasma's component. Usually it is a supportive measure used simultaneously with the treatment, but in a few diseases, e.g. in trombotictrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), it is a first-choice treatment. During the plasmapheresis plasma is mostly replaced by 20% solution of albumin or combination of 20% solution of albumin and 0.9% solution of NaCl, however in some diseases fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is used...
2015: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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February 2015: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
José Luis Andreu Sánchez
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November 2010: Reumatología Clinica
Beata Bolewska, Anna Wojtacha, Mariusz Puszczewicz, Jacek Juszczyk
UNLABELLED: We report diagnostic difficulties in the patient with fever of unknown origin. The patient was diagnosed with adult-onset Still's disease, which is a rare seronegative arthritis. Thirty seven year old patient was admitted to the hospital because of symptoms lasting for 6 weeks: fever, evanescent skin rash, arthritis and sore throat with the suspicion of fever of unknown origin. After exclusion the infectious aetiology, Still's adult-onset disease was recognised based on clinical picture, biochemical, serological and radiography, sonography results and after reumatological consultation...
2007: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
G Pasero, G F Ferraccioli, I Portioli
The effects of cyclosporin on the activity of rheumatoid arthritis have mainly been investigated in patients with active, refractory, long-standing disease. The data obtained in these trials suggest that cyclosporin is not only a symptomatic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis but can also be considered a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD), since it seems to be capable of slowing the progression of cartilage and bone damage due to rheumatoid arthritis. The trials conducted so far have led to a better understanding of cyclosporin toxicity and, therefore, to better monitoring of patients in order to avoid it...
May 1997: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
S Adami, P Bartolozzi, M L Brandi, A Falchetti, P Filipponi, S Gonnelli, G Bianchi, G C Isaia, R Nuti
Paget's disease of bone is a chronic focal abnormality of bone turnover that remains totally asymptomatic over a very long period of time but that eventually ensue in bone pain and skeletal deformities. Although, in the last decade new insights have been obtained on its etiology, this remains largely obscure. Effective medical treatment (based on the use of bisphosphonates) has become available and the diagnostic procedures are now well defined. However, there remains considerable controversy regarding the hierarchy of diagnostic procedures and the medical treatment threshold...
April 2007: Reumatismo
F Guillemin, A Saraux, P Fardellone, P Guggenbuhl, J-M Behier, J Coste
OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance in the detection of cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the spondyloarthropathies (SpA) of a questionnaire suitable for use in telephone surveys conducted by patient interviewers. METHODS: A questionnaire was designed with reference to the signs, symptoms, and epidemiological criteria for RA (ACR 1987) and SpA (ESSG 1991). Three groups of respondents were recruited from the rheumatology outpatient clinics of 10 university hospitals: 235 with RA, 175 with SpA, and 195 controls with other rheumatological disorders...
October 2003: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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January 2000: Anales Españoles de Pediatría
R Ferrara, F Priolo, M Cammisa, L Bacarini, A Cerase, G Pasero, G F Ferraccioli, O D Alberighi, A Antonellini, E Marubini
OBJECTIVES: The three x ray assessors of the GRISAR study (blinded to treatment) gave consensual erosion and damage scores to the baseline and 12 month radiographs of 284 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients using three different methods: single readings (blinded as to patient and chronological sequence of the x rays), paired readings (blinded as to sequence), and chronologically ordered paired readings. The aim was to evaluate which of these reading procedures is the most appropriate for clinical trials...
October 1997: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
F Priolo, L Bacarini, M Cammisa, A Cerase, R Ferrara, O Della Casa-Alberighi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of radiographs of the feet of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the evaluation of RA classification and outcome. METHODS: Within a multicenter therapeutic trial, baseline and 12 month radiographs of the hands, wrists, and feet of 284 patients with early RA (< or = 4 years; mean 1.4; median 0.6) were scored according to a modified Larsen-Dale method by an independent radiological reading committee, blinded to the treatment, clinical, and laboratory data...
November 1997: Journal of Rheumatology
G F Ferraccioli, O Della Casa-Alberighi, E Marubini, F Priolo, A Mathieu, F Fantini, M Cutolo, G Pasero
A prospective, open, multicentre, randomized study with a blinded radiological end-point was started in 1991. The aim of the study was to assess whether cyclosporin A (CyA) controls ongoing anatomical damage in active early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) better than conventional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) as used in everyday clinical practice. A total of 340 consenting patients with early RA (mean duration 1.4 yr) were recruited; 167 were randomized to CyA 3mg/kg per day and 173 to DMARDs. Hand, wrist and foot X-rays were blindly scored by a central committee of three radiologists using the Larsen-Dale method...
September 1996: British Journal of Rheumatology
E Castellote, R Romero, J Bonet, P Torguet, J M Callejas, A Caralps
Takayasu's disease (TD) is a chronic inflammatory arteritis which affects the aorta and its main branches and occasionally the pulmonary artery. Its cause is not known. Clinical manifestations are due to the intensity and location of arterial inflammation in the acute phase, as well as chronic arterial stenosis over time; 50% of patients have hypertension. Although TD appears to be more common in Asia, increasing numbers of patients of different races are observed in Western countries. The most important pathogenetic mechanism of hypertension seems to be through renal artery stenosis...
October 1995: Journal of Human Hypertension
F Toussaint, J P de Buisseret, G Isaac
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1976: Journal Belge de Rhumatologie et de Médecine Physique
J Robles Gil, C Armas
We studied the prevalence and the risk factor among the patients of gout in Mexico. Research was conducted in the National Institute of Cardiology and in our private practice. Prevalence of hiperuricemia and gout in the Institute of Cardiology was of 1% (970 out of nearly 100,000 patients). We divided those cases of two subgroups: Reumatology patients (333) and Cardiovascular patients (529). In the first group primary gout was (96.3), and (50.32% in the second. Risk factor was quite different too: nephropathy 9...
November 1978: Archivos del Instituto de Cardiología de México
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