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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024571/diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-dish-increased-prevalence-in-pacific-islanders
#1
Mathew Bateman, Kamal Hapuarachchi, Clinton Pinto, Anthony James Doyle
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a musculoskeletal disorder in which ligaments and entheses slowly become ossified, leading to decreased mobility and pain. The prevalence is variably reported as between 3% and 25% of the population over 50. In Australasia, the prevalence and severity of DISH has long been thought by radiologists to be high in certain populations, particularly among Pacific Islanders. The purpose of this study is to investigate the prevalence and severity of DISH in a Pacific Islander community...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018906/the-performance-of-classification-criteria-for-juvenile-spondyloarthropathies
#2
Amra Adrovic, Metin Sezen, Kenan Barut, Sezgin Sahin, Cengizhan Acikel, Erkan Demirkaya, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Juvenile spondyloarthropathies (JSpA) are a group of rheumatologic diseases with a disease onset before 16; characterized with enthesitis, lower extremity oligoarthritis, involvement of the axial skeleton and HLA B27 positivity. The diversity of classification criteria along with the phenotype heterogeneity makes the classification of JSpA challenging. The aim of our study was to evaluate the performance of the pre-determined and recently proposed classification criteria for JSpA. The study group consisted of 113 patients with JSpA and 150 patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
October 10, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980897/comparison-of-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever-accompanied-with-sacroiliitis-and-patients-with-juvenile-spondyloarthropathy
#3
Hafize Emine Sönmez, Ezgi Deniz Batu, Selcan Demir, Yelda Bilginer, Seza Özen
OBJECTIVES: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common autoinflammatory disease manifesting with self-limited recurrent febrile attacks and polyserositis. Acute recurrent monoarthritis is the most common form of musculoskeletal involvement in FMF; however, up to 5% of FMF patients may develop chronic joint diseases including sacroiliitis. It is difficult to distinguish whether sacroiliitis is a musculoskeletal finding of FMF or whether this is the coexistence of two diseases, FMF and SpA...
September 26, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976332/bone-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-the-detection-of-sacroiliitis-in-seronegative-spondyloarthritis-a-comparison-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#4
Theodoros Pipikos, Dimitrios Kassimos, George Angelidis, John Koutsikos
OBJECTIVE: Seronegative spondyloarthritis (SpA) is characterized by chronic inflammation affecting the axial skeleton, entheses and occasionally peripheral joints. The involvement of the sacroiliac joints, sacroiliitis, is considered as a pathognomonic radiographic finding. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the method of choice for its early detection. Bone scintigraphy (BS) is characterized by high sensitivity in the diagnosis of bone and articular diseases. Limited value of BS in the diagnosis of sacroiliitis may be attributed to the use of planar imaging...
October 3, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968735/secukinumab-sustains-improvement-in-signs-and-symptoms-of-psoriatic-arthritis-2-year-results-from-the-phase-3-future-2-study
#5
Iain B McInnes, Philip J Mease, Christopher T Ritchlin, Proton Rahman, Alice B Gottlieb, Bruce Kirkham, Radhika Kajekar, Eumorphia-Maria Delicha, Luminita Pricop, Shephard Mpofu
Objectives: To assess long-term efficacy, safety and tolerability of secukinumab up to 104 weeks in patients with active PsA. Methods: Patients with PsA ( n = 397) were randomized to s.c. secukinumab 300, 150 or 75 mg or placebo at baseline, weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 and every 4 weeks thereafter. Placebo-treated patients were re-randomized to receive secukinumab 300 or 150 mg s.c. from week 16 (placebo non-responders) or week 24 (placebo responders). Exploratory endpoints at week 104 included 20, 50 and 70% improvement in ACR criteria (ACR20, 50, 70); 75 and 90% improvement in the Psoriasis Area Severity Index, 28-joint DAS with CRP, presence of dactylitis and enthesitis and other patient-reported outcomes...
August 16, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967798/tofacitinib-in-psoriatic-arthritis
#6
Ting-Shun Wang, Tsen-Fang Tsai
Psoriatic arthritis is a heterogeneous disease that has been difficult to manage until the recent advent of biologics. However, there are still unmet medical needs for newer agents. Tofacitinib is a Janus family of kinases inhibitor approved for treating rheumatoid arthritis in many countries and psoriasis in Russia. We reviewed the evidences of tofacitinib in psoriatic arthritis treatment. The efficacy and safety profiles result from Phase III clinical trials (OPAL BROADEN and OPAL BEYOND) and one open-label extension study (OPAL BALANCE)...
October 2, 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965939/impaired-intracellular-pathogen-clearance-and-inflammatory-joint-disease-is-whipple-s-disease-a-guiding-light
#7
Jean-Marie Berthelot, Xavier Puéchal
Whipple's disease can mimic spondyloarthritis (SpA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for many years and, in a few cases, induces the development of antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptides. The causative agent Tropheryma whipplei can smolder within cells, including macrophages, by suppressing the xenophagic process, a type of selective autophagy that targets pathogens. Other inflammatory joint diseases may also stem from impaired xenophagy with persistence of bacteria or viruses that can eventually migrate from the mucous membranes to the joints and entheses, where they may exert adverse effects on immune responses, even if they fail to replicate...
September 28, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955496/relationships-between-ultrasound-enthesitis-disease-activity-and-axial-radiographic-structural-changes-in-patients-with-early-spondyloarthritis-data-from-desir-cohort
#8
Adeline Ruyssen-Witrand, Bénédicte Jamard, Alain Cantagrel, Delphine Nigon, Damien Loeuille, Yannick Degboe, Arnaud Constantin
BACKGROUND: To search for association between ultrasound (US) enthesis abnormalities and disease activity, spine and sacro-iliac joints (SIJ) MRI inflammatory lesions and spine structural changes in a cohort of patients suspected for axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). METHODS: Patients: Of 708 patients included in the DESIR(Devenir des Spondyloarthrites Indifférenciées Récentes) cohort, 402 had an US enthesis assessment and were selected for this study. Imaging: Achilles, lateral epicondyles, superior patellar ligament, inferior patellar ligament entheses were systematically US scanned and abnormalities were summed in US structural and power Doppler (PDUS) scores...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955488/diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-dish-where-we-are-now-and-where-to-go-next
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Reuven Mader, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan, Iris Eshed, Bruges-Armas Jacome, Piercarlo Sarzi Puttini, Fabiola Atzeni, Dan Buskila, Eyal Reinshtein, Irina Novofastovski, Abdallah Fawaz, de Vlam Kurt, Xenofon Baraliakos
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a well-recognised entity characterised by calcifications and ossifications of the entheses affecting mainly the spine and peripheral sites. DISH is still insufficiently investigated and understood. The objective of this report is to highlight the present limitations of our understanding of the condition and suggest future research paths.
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933136/coexistence-of-spondyloarthritis-and-joint-hypermobility-syndrome-rare-or-unknown-association
#10
J B Pinto Carneiro, T Pinto de Souza, T M L Antunes de Oliveira, S L Euzébio Ribeiro
We report two cases of siblings presenting coexisting non-radiographic axial spondyloartrhritis and joint hypermobility syndrome, complaining of back pain with morning stiffness, enthesitis, peripheral arthralgia, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level and positive HLA-B27. The association of these two conditions is rare, but especially interesting in view of their contrasting features, one causing axial skeleton stiffness, the other a wider range of peripheral joint movements. Coexistence of these two opposite disorders causes confusion in diagnosis and management, resulting in lower quality of life for patients, as they are in pain from the early stages...
September 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932308/ultrasonographic-enthesopathy-and-disease-activity-in-psoriatic-arthritis
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Mohieldin M Ahmed, Gehan Gamal Elolemy, Aziz K Alfeeli, Ayyoub B Baqer, Adela M Gad
BACKGROUND: To our knowledge, the correlation between ultrasonographic enthesopathy and severity in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) has been done before. However, the correlation between ultrasonography of enthesopathy and the Psoriatic Arthritis Disease Activity Score (PASDAS) have not been done. AIM: To compare the results of ultrasonographic enthesopathy of foot and PASDAS in PsA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 65 PsA patients were involved and divided into two groups...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918489/yersinia-enterocolitica-biotype-1a-a-possible-new-trigger-of-reactive-arthritis
#12
Riitta Tuompo, Timo Hannu, Elisa Huovinen, Leila Sihvonen, Anja Siitonen, Marjatta Leirisalo-Repo
Yersinia enterocolitica (YE) biotype 1A is generally considered non-pathogenic, and the role of it in causing reactive musculoskeletal complications is unclear. We evaluated the capability of YE biotype 1A to induce reactive arthritis (ReA) and other reactive musculoskeletal symptoms. Analysis of self-reported musculoskeletal symptoms was supplemented with a telephone interview (with a permission to acquire copies of patient files from a local physician or hospital) and/or clinical examination of subjects with recent musculoskeletal symptoms after a positive stool culture for YE...
September 16, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917996/poor-efficacy-of-tnf-inhibitors-in-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-in-the-absence-of-objective-signs-a-bicentric-retrospective-study
#13
Céline Vidal, Cédric Lukas, Bernard Combe, Francis Berenbaum, Yves Marie Pers, Christian Jorgensen, Jérémie Sellam, Jacques Morel
OBJECTIVE: To compare BASDAI 50 response rate to TNFi in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) depending on the presence or not of objective signs of axSpA and to look for predictive factors of TNFi efficacy. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with axSpA according to ASAS criteria "clinical arm" and treated between January 2001 and September 2015 with TNFi were included. First group included patients with at least one objective sign such as arthritis, dactylitis, enthesitis, uveitis, inflammatory bowel disease, elevated C-reactive protein or radiological sacroiliitis, and second group included non-radiographic axSpA (nr-axSpA) patients without any objective sign corresponding to patients with inflammatory back pain and either a good response to NSAID or a SpA family history...
September 13, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916542/comparative-effectiveness-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-agents-and-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-therapy-in-children-with-enthesitis-related-arthritis-the-first-year-after-diagnosis
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Pamela F Weiss, Rui Xiao, Timothy G Brandon, Ilaria Pagnini, Tracey B Wright, Timothy Beukelman, Esi Morgan-DeWitt, Chris Feudtner
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the effect of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy compared to conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARD) in children with enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) over the first year after diagnosis. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective comparative effectiveness study of children diagnosed with ERA. We estimated the effect of anti-TNF therapy on clinical variables (active joint count, tender entheses count) and patient-reported pain and global assessment of disease activity over the first year after diagnosis using state-of-the-art comparative effectiveness analytic methods...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894334/spondyloarthropathy-diagnostic-imaging-criteria-for-the-detection-of-sacroiliitis
#15
Moacir Ribeiro de Castro, Sonia de Aguiar Vilela Mitraud, Marina Celli Francisco, Artur da Rocha Corrêa Fernandes, Eloy de Ávila Fernandes
Diagnostic imaging is crucial to the diagnosis and monitoring of spondyloarthropathies. Magnetic resonance imaging is the most relevant tool for the early detection of sacroiliitis, allowing the institution of therapeutic strategies to impede the progression of the disease. This study illustrates the major criteria for a magnetic resonance imaging-based diagnosis of spondyloarthropathy. The cases selected here present images obtained from the medical records of patients diagnosed with sacroiliitis over a two-year period at our facility, depicting the active and chronic, irreversible forms of the disease...
July 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890658/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-axial-skeleton-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis-distribution-pattern-of-inflammatory-and-structural-lesions
#16
Patrick Hoffstetter, Mohammed H Al Suwaidi, Alexander Joist, Achim Benditz, Martin Fleck, Christian Stroszczynski, Christian Dornia
PURPOSE: Spondyloarthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the musculoskeletal system driven by systemic enthesitis and typically involving the axial skeleton, ie, the spine and the sacroiliac joints. The purpose of this study was to assess the distribution pattern of inflammatory and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in spondyloarthritis. METHODS: Retrospective study of 193 patients with axial spondyloarthritis who received MRI of the spine and the sacroiliac joints...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888396/middle-and-late-holocene-micromammal-pathologies-from-cueva-tixi-tandilia-range-buenos-aires-province-argentina
#17
Leandro Luna, Claudia Aranda, Carlos Quintana
Paleopathology in bones of very small mammals has rarely been studied. Different types of osseous lesions of mammals weighing under 0.2kg, recovered from the Holocene strata of Cueva Tixi archaeological and paleontological site (Tandilia range, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina), are described and discussed in this report. Several types of trauma, entheseal changes, degenerative joint diseases, and probable osteomyelitis were identified. The lesions were chronic, indicating that the animals were able to survive a period of convalescence, although in many cases the decreased capacity for locomotion likely was significant...
September 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882616/screening-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-spondyloarthritis-for-referring-patients-between-rheumatology-and-gastroenterology
#18
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/28880693/clinical-features-and-radiological-findings-of-67-patients-with-sapho-syndrome
#19
Hiroshi Okuno, Munenori Watanuki, Yoshiyuki Kuwahara, Akira Sekiguchi, Yu Mori, Shin Hitachi, Keiki Miura, Ken Ogura, Mika Watanabe, Masami Hosaka, Masahito Hatori, Eiji Itoi, Katsumi Sato
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to facilitate the understanding of the SAPHO (Synovitis, Acne, Pustulosis, Hyperostosis, and Osteitis) syndrome by analyzing the clinical and radiological features of 67 Japanese patients with SAPHO syndrome. METHODS: Sixty-seven Japanese patients (female/male: 44/23, mean age at onset: 48.5 years) were diagnosed with SAPHO syndrome from 2002 to 2013 at our hospital. Medical records and radiological imaging of these patients were retrospectively reviewed...
September 7, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879054/achilles-enthesitis-defined-by-ultrasound-is-not-associated-with-clinical-enthesitis-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis
#20
Brigitte Michelsen, Andreas P Diamantopoulos, Dag Magnar Soldal, Hilde Berner Hammer, Arthur Kavanaugh, Glenn Haugeberg
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical and ultrasonographic (US) evaluation of Achilles enthesitis in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: The Achilles insertion of outpatients with PsA was examined by clinical assessment of tenderness and US evaluation of (1) inflammatory activity (defined as the presence of power Doppler signal, tendon thickening and/or hypoechogenicity) and (2) structural damage (defined as the presence of erosions, calcifications and/or enthesophytes)...
2017: RMD Open
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