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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021953/bilateral-lung-disease-extensive-and-diffuse-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis-by-bronchoscopic-cryobiopsy
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Sebastián Gando, Roberto Duré, Damián Violi, Bibiana Vazquez, Gonzalo Labarca, Sebastián Fernandez-Bussy
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disease characterized by the intra-alveolar accumulation of a proteinaceous phospholipid-laden material called surfactant. Clinically, this disease should be suspected with respiratory failure in association with a crazy paving pattern on high-resolution chest computed tomography. We report a 24-year-old gentleman who was referred to us for a history of respiratory failure, treatment with invasive ventilation and tracheostomy. His blood exams and biochemistry were normal...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020765/insulin-resistance-is-an-independent-predictor-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-patients-with-gout
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Ji Hun Kim, Min Kyung Chung, Jin Young Kang, Jung Hee Koh, Jennifer Lee, Seung-Ki Kwok, Ji Hyeon Ju, Sung-Hwan Park
Background/Aims: Gout is associated with metabolic disorders that are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction (ED). We aimed to identify independent predictors of ED in patients with gout. Methods: From August 2014 to August 2015, male outpatients who were being treated for gout in our rheumatology clinic and healthy males without any history of inflammatory disease (control group) were studied. ED was assessed in participants using the five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire...
October 12, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992369/predictive-value-of-pre-operative-inflammation-based-prognostic-scores-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-monocyte-to-eosinophil-ratio-in-testicular-sperm-extraction-a-pilot-study
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C Yucel, M Z Keskin, O Cakmak, B Ergani, C Kose, O Celik, E Islamoglu, M Ucar, G Koc, Z Kozacioglu
To investigate the ability of some hematologic prognostic scores demonstrating inflammation in predicting sperm presence in testicular sperm extraction (TESE). We retrospectively investigated the medical data of 430 patients with the diagnosis of non-obstruc tive azoospermia (NOA) who had undergone TESE operation consecutively in our institution between the dates of January 2009 and February 2017. In all, 352 patients with the diagnosis of NOA, with bilaterally palpable vas deferens, who had undergone TESE for the first time, were included in the study...
October 9, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990976/orbital-inflammation-as-a-presenting-sign-for-crest-syndrome
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Shirin W Hamed-Azzam, David P D'Cruz, David H Verity
A 61-year-old male was referred with a week's history of a painful and swollen left eye. Examination revealed normal visual acuities, left proptosis and global restriction of ocular ductions, and subretinal fluid at the macula. CT imaging confirmed thickening of the posterior scleral coat, with an associated choroidal effusion. Serology revealed positive antinuclear antibodies with a centromere staining pattern; subsequent rheumatology review revealed extensive telangiectasia with digital ulceration in both hands, and a diagnosis of limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis was made...
September 27, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977549/2016-acr-eular-adult-dermatomyositis-and-polymyositis-and-juvenile-dermatomyositis-response-criteria-methodological-aspects
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Lisa G Rider, Nicolino Ruperto, Angela Pistorio, Brian Erman, Nastaran Bayat, Peter A Lachenbruch, Howard Rockette, Brian M Feldman, Adam M Huber, Paul Hansen, Chester V Oddis, Ingrid E Lundberg, Anthony A Amato, Hector Chinoy, Robert G Cooper, Lorinda Chung, Katalin Danko, David Fiorentino, Ignacio García-De la Torre, Ann M Reed, Yeong Wook Song, Rolando Cimaz, Rubén J Cuttica, Clarissa A Pilkington, Alberto Martini, Janjaap van der Net, Susan Maillard, Frederick W Miller, Jiri Vencovsky, Rohit Aggarwal
Objective: The objective was to describe the methodology used to develop new response criteria for adult DM/PM and JDM. Methods: Patient profiles from prospective natural history data and clinical trials were rated by myositis specialists to develop consensus gold-standard ratings of minimal, moderate and major improvement. Experts completed a survey regarding clinically meaningful improvement in the core set measures (CSM) and a conjoint-analysis survey (using 1000Minds software) to derive relative weights of CSM and candidate definitions...
August 2, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938508/-angina-pectoris-in-a-young-woman-with-lupus-erythematosus
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Simon Braumann, Malte P Bartram, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels
History and clinical findings We present a 31-year old woman with a 6-year history of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) who presented to the emergency room with typical chest pain. ECG and transthoracic echocardiography were normal. Her working diagnosis of pericarditis was made due to systemic progression of her lupus erythematosus (LE). Treatment with NSAIDs was initiated and her immunosuppressive regimen intensified. The patient was discharged after resolution of her symptoms. A week later, the patient was seen at the rheumatology clinic with recurrence and aggravation of her symptoms...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917219/reuma-pt-contribution-to-the-knowledge-of-immune-mediated-systemic-rheumatic-diseases
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Maria José Santos, Helena Canhão, Ana Filipa Mourão, Filipa Oliveira Ramos, Cristina Ponte, Cátia Duarte, Anabela Barcelos, Fernando Martins, José António Melo Gomes
Patient registries are key instruments aimed at a better understanding of the natural history of diseases, at assessing the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions, as well as identifying rare events or outcomes that are not captured in clinical trials. However, the potential of registries goes far beyond these aspects. For example, registries promote the standardization of clinical practice, can also provide information on domains that are not routinely collected in clinical practice and can support decision-making...
July 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882616/screening-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-spondyloarthritis-for-referring-patients-between-rheumatology-and-gastroenterology
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Jesús Sanz Sanz, Xavier Juanola Roura, Daniel Seoane-Mato, Miguel Montoro, Fernando Gomollón
OBJECTIVE: To define clinical screening criteria for spondyloarthritis (SpA) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and vice versa, which can be used as a reference for referring them to the rheumatology or gastroenterology service. METHOD: Systematic literature review and a two-round Delphi method. The scientific committee and the expert panel were comprised of 2 rheumatologists and 2 gastroenterologists, and 7 rheumatologists and 7 gastroenterologists, respectively...
September 4, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832223/local-bone-loss-in-patients-with-anti-citrullinated-peptide-antibody-and-arthralgia-evaluated-with-high-resolution-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography
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K K Keller, J S Thomsen, K Stengaard-Pedersen, A W Nielsen, B Schiøttz-Christensen, L Svendsen, M Graakjær, P M Petersen, B Unger, S G Kjær, B L Langdahl, E M Hauge
OBJECTIVE: To investigate bone changes in the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints of anti-citrullinated peptide antibody (ACPA)-positive patients with arthralgia, but not arthritis, compared to healthy controls. METHOD: Using a cross-sectional study design, patients were recruited from hospitals and private care rheumatologists, and controls from a test subject website. All subjects underwent medical history interview, clinical examination, and biochemical screening including ACPA...
August 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795234/demographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-serum-sickness-like-reaction
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Alaaddin Yorulmaz, Fatih Akın, Ahmet Sert, Mehmet Akif Ağır, Rıza Yılmaz, Şükrü Arslan
In this study, we aimed to review the demographic, clinical, and laboratory characteristics of patients who were followed up and treated with the diagnosis of serum sickness-like reactions (SSLR) in our pediatric rheumatology clinic retrospectively and emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. The files of 29 patients who were hospitalized in the pediatric rheumatology clinic between September 2016 and March 2017 with the diagnosis of type 3 hypersensitivity reaction were reviewed retrospectively...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792612/problems-and-solutions-for-patients-with-fibromyalgia-building-new-helping-relationships
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Pilar Montesó-Curto, Montserrat García-Martinez, Sara Romaguera, María Luisa Mateu, María Teresa Cubí-Guillén, Lidia Sarrió-Colas, Anna Núria Llàdser, Stephen Bradley, María Luisa Panisello-Chavarria
AIM: To identify the main biological, psychological and sociological problems and potential solutions for patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia by use of Group Problem-Solving Therapy. BACKGROUND: Group Problem-Solving Therapy is a technique for identifying and solving problems, increasing assertiveness, self-esteem and eliminating negative thoughts. DESIGN: Qualitative phenomenological interpretive design: Group Problem-Solving Therapy sessions conducted with patients suffering fibromyalgia were studied; participants recruited via the Rheumatology Department at a general hospital and associations in Catalonia, Spain with sessions conducted in nearby university setting...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791449/incidence-of-inflammatory-joint-diseases-in-finland-results-from-a-population-based-epidemiological-study
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A Kononoff, L Arstila, P Pussinen, H Kautiainen, P Elfving, E Savolainen, H Niinisalo, J Rutanen, O Marjoniemi, O Kaipiainen-Seppänen
The objective of the study was to assess the incidence of inflammatory joint diseases and possible environmental factors contributing to their occurrence in a defined population in Finland. All rheumatologists practising in the Northern Savo rheumatological outpatient departments collected data on their newly diagnosed patients with an inflammatory joint disease in 2010. Antibodies to Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) and Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) were determined from patients with various arthritides...
August 8, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757344/clinical-predictors-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-detected-sacroiliitis-in-children-with-enthesitis-related-arthritis
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Myriame Bou Antoun, Catherine Adamsbaum, Luca Semerano, Isabelle Koné-Paut, Linda Rossi-Semerano
OBJECTIVES: To determine the predictors of sacroiliitis detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in children with enthesitis-related arthritis. METHODS: In this retrospective, longitudinal study, we retrieved clinical and laboratory data from the charts of patients with confirmed enthesitis related arthritis and evaluated their association with magnetic sacroiliitis detected at first MRI after disease onset. The MRI images of sacroiliac joints were read by 2 independent radiologists and validated against those from 25 age- and sex-matched subjects with known non-rheumatologic conditions...
July 27, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750853/human-papillomavirus-vaccination-and-risk-of-autoimmune-diseases-a-large-cohort-study-of-over-2million-young-girls-in-france
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Sara Miranda, Christophe Chaignot, Cédric Collin, Rosemary Dray-Spira, Alain Weill, Mahmoud Zureik
BACKGROUND: Whether human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination could induce or trigger autoimmune diseases (AID) has been questioned, and potentially contributes to low immunization coverage in France. This study evaluated the association between HPV vaccination and the risk of AID using routinely collected data sources. METHODS: All girls aged 13-16years between 2008 and 2012, covered by the general health insurance scheme and without history of HPV vaccination or AID, were included and followed using French nationwide databases...
July 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730751/tuberculosis-and-biologics-in-rheumatology-india-a-special-situation
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REVIEW
Rohini Handa, Sundeep Upadhyaya, Sanjiv Kapoor, Ramesh Jois, Bimlesh D Pandey, Anuj K Bhatnagar, Ashwani Khanna, Vishal Goyal, Kamal Kumar
India has a huge patient burden of rheumatic diseases (RDs) including rheumatoid arthritis. The use of biologics has transformed the treatment paradigm for RD; however, biologic treatment-related infections (especially tuberculosis [TB]) are an area of potential concern for TB-endemic nations like India. Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy impairs the physiological TNF-mediated signaling and may cause reactivation and dissemination of latent TB infection (LTBI). Careful screening is, thus, crucial in RD patients who are about to commence anti-TNF treatment...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721016/a-review-of-the-literature-analyzing-benefits-and-concerns-of-infliximab-biosimilar-ct-p13-for-the-treatment-of-rheumatologic-diseases-focus-on-interchangeability
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REVIEW
Andrea Becciolini, Maria Gabriella Raimondo, Chiara Crotti, Elena Agape, Martina Biggioggero, Ennio Giulio Favalli
The introduction of biological agents drastically changed the treatment paradigm of inflammatory arthritides, ameliorating the natural history of the diseases but concomitantly increasing the drug costs due to the manufacturing process. On this concern, biosimilar drugs may represent a valid option for reducing this elevated cost and increasing the availability of these highly effective treatments. Recently, CT-P13, the first biosimilar of infliximab, has been approved with the same indications established for the reference product (RP), and its daily use is progressively increasing...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718441/is-intra-articular-steroid-injection-to-the-temporomandibular-joint-for-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-more-effective-and-efficient-when-performed-with-image-guidance
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Cory M Resnick, Pouya M Vakilian, Leonard B Kaban, Zachary S Peacock
PURPOSE: To compare short-term outcomes and procedure times for intra-articular steroid injection (IASI) to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) with and without the use of intraoperative image guidance for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of children with JIA who underwent TMJ IASI at Boston Children's Hospital (Boston, MA). Patients were divided into groups according to IASI technique: 1) "landmark" group if performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon using an anatomic landmark technique with no intraoperative image guidance or 2) "image-guided" group if performed by an interventional radiologist using intraoperative ultrasound and computed tomography...
April 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695435/evaluation-of-development-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-children-with-uveitis
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Seçil Conkar, Suzan Güven Yılmaz, İlker Özgür Koska, Afig Berdeli, Sevgi Mir
Uveitis is a chronic inflammatory disease. Chronic inflammation has been shown to have a role in pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the most important risk factor of cardiovascular diseases and is shown to start as early as childhood. In this study, we investigated the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis in children with uveitis. Seventy five patients who were diagnosed as having uveitis in ophthalmology and pediatric rheumatology clinics were included in the study. Patients with hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and with history of early cardiovascular disease were excluded...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687682/bilateral-interstitial-keratitis-with-anterior-stromal-infiltrates-associated-with-reactive-arthritis
#19
Yi Eve Hsing, James Walker
A previously healthy 48-year-old man presented with a 1-week history of migrating polyarthropathy preceded by a viral illness, dysuria and bilateral red eyes. Ocular examination revealed anterior and interstitial stromal keratitis. He was systemically well but had raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C reactive protein and was positive for human leucocyte antigen B27 on extensive infective, rheumatological and autoimmune investigations. Although the exact triggering pathogen was not identified, clinical findings were consistent with reactive arthritis...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682919/successful-treatment-using-corticosteroid-combined-antibiotic-for-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
Wei Liu, Weijie Chen, Xiaodong He, Qiang Qu, Tao Hong, Binglu Li
There is no consensus of treatments for acute acalculous cholecystitis with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The study was aimed to investigate the effect of the corticosteroid for these patients.A series of patients who were diagnosed as acute acalculous cholecystitis with SLE in the period from January 2012 to December 2016 at our hospital were included. They accepted 2 different conservative treatment strategies initially: the treatment using moxifloxacin (the antibiotic group), and the treatment using corticosteroid combined moxifloxacin (the corticosteroid group)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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