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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526972/patient-experiences-attitudes-and-expectations-towards-receiving-information-about-anti-tnf-medication-a-quantitative-study
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Jon Packham, Paul Arkell, Tom Sheeran, Ann Brownfield, Anthony Cadwgan, Sarah Ryan
The objective of the study was to measure patient attitudes and experience of information received during drug counselling for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) medications. This is a cross-sectional UK postal questionnaire study. Three RA patient groups-disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) only, first anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) and failed anti-TNF-were sent postal questionnaires. Data on patient history/demographics, drug counselling experience, knowledge of drug side effects, attitudes to vaccinations, cancer screening and blood borne virus testing was collected; 264/679 (39%) patients responded (median age 65 years, 66% female, median disease duration 15 years)...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525619/epidemiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-invasive-mould-infections-a-multicenter-retrospective-analysis-in-five-asian-countries
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R Porpon, Y C Chen, A Chakrabarti, R Y Li, R M Shivaprakash, J Yu, H C Kung, S Watcharananan, A L Tan, S E Saffari, B H Tan
Formal, large-scale, multicenter studies of invasive mould infection (IMI) in Asia are rare. This 1-year, retrospective study was designed to assess the incidence and clinical determinants of IMI in centers in five countries (Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, China, India). Patients treated in a single year (2012) were identified through discharge diagnoses, microbiology, and histopathology logs, and entered based on published definitions of IMI. A total of 155 cases were included (median age 54 years; 47.7% male)...
May 19, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487277/the-dietary-approaches-to-stop-hypertension-dash-diet-western-diet-and-risk-of-gout-in-men-prospective-cohort-study
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Sharan K Rai, Teresa T Fung, Na Lu, Sarah F Keller, Gary C Curhan, Hyon K Choi
Objective To prospectively examine the relation between the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) and Western diets and risk of gout (ie, the clinical endpoint of hyperuricemia) in men.Design Prospective cohort study.Setting The Health Professionals Follow-up Study.Participants 44 444 men with no history of gout at baseline. Using validated food frequency questionnaires, each participant was assigned a DASH dietary pattern score (based on high intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes, low fat dairy products, and whole grains, and low intake of sodium, sweetened beverages, and red and processed meats) and a Western dietary pattern score (based on high intake of red and processed meats, French fries, refined grains, sweets, and desserts)...
May 9, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476397/cryoglobulinemia-a-rare-cause-of-digital-gangrene-after-elective-foot-surgery
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Catherine L Churchill, James R Polowczyk
The development of gangrene after elective digital surgery is a rare complication. We present a case of a patient with normal preoperative vascular examination findings and a history significant for untreated hepatitis C. The patient underwent revisional second toe arthrodesis and plantar plate repair with pin fixation. After surgery, she developed gangrene and ultimately required partial digital amputation. The wound at the amputation site worsened postoperatively, warranting a rheumatologic evaluation that revealed previously undiagnosed cryoglobulinemia...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471413/role-of-autoantibodies-in-the-diagnosis-of-connective-tissue-disease-ild-ctd-ild-and-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features-ipaf
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REVIEW
Adelle S Jee, Stephen Adelstein, Jane Bleasel, Gregory J Keir, MaiAnh Nguyen, Joanne Sahhar, Peter Youssef, Tamera J Corte
The diagnosis of interstitial lung disease (ILD) requires meticulous evaluation for an underlying connective tissue disease (CTD), with major implications for prognosis and management. CTD associated ILD (CTD-ILD) occurs most commonly in the context of an established CTD, but can be the first and/or only manifestation of an occult CTD or occur in patients who have features suggestive of an autoimmune process, but not meeting diagnostic criteria for a defined CTD-recently defined as "interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features" (IPAF)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471034/ultrasonography-detected-subclinical-inflammation-in-patients-with-hand-osteoarthritis-and-established-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-comparison-between-two-different-pathologies-using-the-same-ultrasound-examination-protocol
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Sidra Hussain, Priyanka Sivakumaran, Anna Gill, Delfin Dhas, Coziana Ciurtin
OBJECTIVES: A recent review of ultrasound (US) studies in osteoarthritis (OA) showed very limited data about hand OA. Previous US studies in patients with OA described a degree of overlap between the US appearance of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and OA joints. The present study aimed to assess the US features of subclinical inflammation in RA and hand OA, using the same US examination protocol. METHODS: A retrospective, cohort study compared patients with established RA (n = 224) and hand OA (n = 73), with respect to several demographic, clinical, laboratory and US parameters...
May 4, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453344/pediatric-hereditary-angioedema-as-a-cause-of-acute-compartment-syndrome-of-the-hand-and-forearm-a-case-report
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Chelsea Venditto, Zachary Jager, John LoGiudice, Hani Matloub
BACKGROUND: Compartment syndrome of the upper extremity is a surgical emergency that, when left untreated, can have dire consequences. Its causes are numerous, one of which is the uncommon entity hereditary angioedema, an autosomal dominant disease resulting in edema in a variety of potential locations, including the extremities. This is only the second time hereditary angioedema has been mentioned in the literature as a cause of compartment syndrome. METHODS: We present a case of hereditary angioedema leading to hand and forearm compartment syndrome in a 13-year-old pediatric patient...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447235/prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-diseases-in-a-semi-urban-nigerian-community-results-of-a-cross-sectional-survey-using-copcord-methodology
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Uhunmwangho U Courage, Dungwom P Stephen, Imoh C Lucius, Charles Ani, Agbaji O Oche, Agaba I Emmanuel, Adelowo O Olufemi
The International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated the Community Oriented Program for the Control of Rheumatic diseases (COPCORD) to promote the growth of rheumatology in developing countries. This is the first COPCORD-type survey carried out in a West African community. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal diseases in a semi-urban Nigerian community, using the COPCORD methodology. This is a cross-sectional total population survey, carried out in Katon Rikkos, Jos, Nigeria, from June 2015 to November 2016...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416023/the-new-childhood-arthritis-and-rheumatology-research-alliance-carra-registry-design-rationale-and-characteristics-of-patients-enrolled-in-the-first-12%C3%A2-months
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Timothy Beukelman, Yukiko Kimura, Norman T Ilowite, Kelly Mieszkalski, Marc D Natter, Grendel Burrell, Brian Best, Jason Jones, Laura E Schanberg
BACKGROUND: Herein we describe the history, design, and rationale of the new Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry and present the characteristics of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) enrolled in the first 12 months of operation. METHODS: The CARRA Registry began prospectively collecting data in the United States and Canada in July 2015 to evaluate the safety of therapeutic agents in persons with childhood-onset rheumatic disease, initially restricted to JIA...
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409015/use-of-slicc-criteria-in-a-large-diverse-lupus-registry-enables-sle-classification-of-a-subset-of-acr-designated-subjects-with-incomplete-lupus
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Teresa Aberle, Rebecka L Bourn, Hua Chen, Virginia C Roberts, Joel M Guthridge, Krista Bean, Julie M Robertson, Kathy L Sivils, Astrid Rasmussen, Meghan Liles, Joan T Merrill, John B Harley, Nancy J Olsen, David R Karp, Judith A James
OBJECTIVE: SLE is traditionally classified using the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria. The Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) recently validated an alternative system. This study examined large cohorts of subjects with SLE and incomplete lupus erythematosus (ILE) to compare the impact of ACR and SLICC criteria. METHODS: Medical records of subjects in the Lupus Family Registry and Repository were reviewed for documentation of 1997 ACR classification criteria, SLICC classification criteria and medication usage...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403333/assessment-of-risk-of-falls-in-elderly-living-at-home
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Adriana de Azevedo Smith, Antonia Oliveira Silva, Rosalina Aparecida Partezani Rodrigues, Maria Adelaide Silva Paredes Moreira, Jordana de Almeida Nogueira, Luiz Fernando Rangel Tura
Objective: to assess the risk of falls in elderly, by comparing the sociodemographic and cognitive factors, history of falls and self-reported comorbidities. Method: cross-sectional and quantitative study with 240 elderly. Data were collected based on the social profile, through the instrument of risk of falls and assessment of falls, by univariate analysis, bivariate and multiple logistic regression. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 19 was used for statistical analysis...
April 6, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396860/aortic-valve-replacement-for-moderate-aortic-stenosis-with-severe-calcification-and-left-ventricualr-dysfunction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nikhil Narang, Roberto M Lang, Vladimir M Liarski, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Marion A Hofmann Bowman
A 55-year-old man with a history of erosive, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and interstitial lung disease presented with shortness of breath. Echocardiography showed new-onset severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with an ejection fraction (EF) of 15% and moderately increased mean aortic valve gradient of 20 mmHg in a trileaflet aortic valve with severe sclero-calcific degeneration. Coronary angiography revealed no significant obstructive coronary disease. Invasive hemodynamic studies and dobutamine stress echocardiography were consistent with moderate aortic stenosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385804/2016-american-college-of-rheumatology-european-league-against-rheumatism-criteria-for-minimal-moderate-and-major-clinical-response-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis-an-international-myositis-assessment-and-clinical-studies-group-paediatric-rheumatology-international
#13
REVIEW
Lisa G Rider, Rohit Aggarwal, Angela Pistorio, Nastaran Bayat, Brian Erman, Brian M Feldman, Adam M Huber, Rolando Cimaz, Rubén J Cuttica, Sheila Knupp de Oliveira, Carol B Lindsley, Clarissa A Pilkington, Marilynn Punaro, Angelo Ravelli, Ann M Reed, Kelly Rouster-Stevens, Annet van Royen-Kerkhof, Frank Dressler, Claudia Saad Magalhaes, Tamás Constantin, Joyce E Davidson, Bo Magnusson, Ricardo Russo, Luca Villa, Mariangela Rinaldi, Howard Rockette, Peter A Lachenbruch, Frederick W Miller, Jiri Vencovsky, Nicolino Ruperto
To develop response criteria for juvenile dermatomyositis (DM). We analysed the performance of 312 definitions that used core set measures from either the International Myositis Assessment and Clinical Studies Group (IMACS) or the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO) and were derived from natural history data and a conjoint analysis survey. They were further validated using data from the PRINTO trial of prednisone alone compared to prednisone with methotrexate or cyclosporine and the Rituximab in Myositis (RIM) trial...
May 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382778/2016-american-college-of-rheumatology-european-league-against-rheumatism-criteria-for-minimal-moderate-and-major-clinical-response-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis-an-international-myositis-assessment-and-clinical-studies-group-paediatric-rheumatology-international
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Lisa G Rider, Rohit Aggarwal, Angela Pistorio, Nastaran Bayat, Brian Erman, Brian M Feldman, Adam M Huber, Rolando Cimaz, Rubén J Cuttica, Sheila Knupp de Oliveira, Carol B Lindsley, Clarissa A Pilkington, Marilynn Punaro, Angelo Ravelli, Ann M Reed, Kelly Rouster-Stevens, Annet van Royen-Kerkhof, Frank Dressler, Claudia Saad Magalhaes, Tamás Constantin, Joyce E Davidson, Bo Magnusson, Ricardo Russo, Luca Villa, Mariangela Rinaldi, Howard Rockette, Peter A Lachenbruch, Frederick W Miller, Jiri Vencovsky, Nicolino Ruperto
OBJECTIVE: To develop response criteria for juvenile dermatomyositis (DM). METHODS: We analyzed the performance of 312 definitions that used core set measures from either the International Myositis Assessment and Clinical Studies Group (IMACS) or the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO) and were derived from natural history data and a conjoint analysis survey. They were further validated using data from the PRINTO trial of prednisone alone compared to prednisone with methotrexate or cyclosporine and the Rituximab in Myositis (RIM) trial...
April 6, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296177/fibromyalgia-remains-a-significant-burden-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-in-australia
#15
Anthea C Gist, Emma K Guymer, Laura E Eades, Michelle Leech, Geoffrey O Littlejohn
AIM: High rates of fibromyalgia (FM) are reported in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Advances in RA management have occurred, but information regarding current significance of FM in RA is limited. This investigation estimated the prevalence and health effects of concomitant FM in Australian RA patients. METHODS: Participants were recruited from Australian rheumatology clinics. Subjects were assessed using the 1990 and 2011 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) FM criteria and the polysymptomatic distress score (PDS) was calculated...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279294/association-between-rheumatoid%C3%A2-arthritis%C3%A2-and-risk-of-ischemic%C3%A2-and-nonischemic-heart-failure
#16
Ängla Mantel, Marie Holmqvist, Daniel C Andersson, Lars H Lund, Johan Askling
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether the increased risk of heart failure (HF) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is independent of ischemic heart disease (IHD). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the relative risk of HF overall and by subtype (ischemic and nonischemic HF) in patients with RA and to assess the impact of RA disease factors. METHODS: Two contemporary cohorts of RA subjects were identified from Swedish patient and rheumatology registries and matched 1:10 to general population comparator subjects...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244857/diagnostic-validity-of-doppler-ultrasound-in-giant-cell-arteritis
#17
I Concepción Aranda-Valera, Sara García Carazo, Irene Monjo Henry, Eugenio De Miguel Mendieta
OBJECTIVES: To assess the validity of Doppler ultrasound in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA), using the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria and biopsy and using as gold standard the patient's definitive clinical diagnosis. METHODS: An observational, descriptive and analytical study of 451 consecutive patients with suspected GCA was conducted, and the clinical history and ultrasound findings of the patients were reviewed. The validity of ACR criteria, temporal arteritis biopsy (TAB) and Doppler ultrasound in the diagnosis of GCA was calculated using the final diagnosis of the doctor in charge as the gold standard...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238074/atorvastatin-induced-dermatomyositis
#18
Mert Oztas, Serdal Ugurlu, Ovgu Aydin
A 49-year-old man with no previous history of musculoskeletal or cutaneous problems who had a myocardial infarction (MI) was treated with atorvastatin, prasugrel, enoxaparine, and diltiazem following percutaneous coronary intervention. He was referred to our rheumatology outpatient clinic for rash and papules on the knuckles, face, and neck, as well as proximal muscle weakness. In the physical examination, a reddish rash on the face and Gottron's papules on the knuckles were detected. The skin biopsy performed indicated interface dermatitis with hydropic degeneration of basal keratinocytes, supporting the clinical impression of dermatomyositis...
February 25, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229290/the-patients-perspective-living-with-lupus-in-austria
#19
Georg Stummvoll, Tanja Stamm
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a heterogeneous disease with a vast variety of clinical manifestations. Timely diagnosis is important for gaining access to specific therapy and care. In this survey, we asked SLE patients with an established diagnosis to report about their personal history and their daily life with SLE in order to gain knowledge about diagnostics, treatment pathways and potential problems in daily living and functioning. In most cases, the diagnosis of SLE was made by a specialist in rheumatology or dermatology...
February 22, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217973/unravelling-thyroid-dysfunction-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-history-matters
#20
Joseph Anoop, Francis Geetha, Idiculla Jyothi, Pradeep Rekha, Vineeta Shobha
AIM: Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) frequently coexists with other systemic autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Due to the overlapping and nonspecific nature of symptoms, it is difficult to clinically uncover thyroidal illnesses in RA patients. This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction including the presence of anti-thyroid peroxidase (antiTPO) autoantibodies in patients with RA and to analyze symptomatology of thyroid dysfunction in patients diagnosed with RA...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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