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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920655/deep-vein-thrombosis-as-initial-manifestation-of-whipple-disease
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Mônica Souza de Miranda Henriques, Alexandre Rolim da Paz, Ana Beatriz Person Gaertner, Cibelle Ingrid Stephen Melo, Priscyanne Lins Filgueiras, Rafaella Alencar Jerome
INTRODUCTION: Wipple disease (WD) is a rare chronic disease caused by the bacillus Tropheryma whipplei. Constitutive, rheumatologic, gastrointestinal, cardiac, cerebral, lymphatic, cutaneous, and ophthalmological signs are possible systemic symptoms. However, thrombotic manifestations are rarely described as "stroke-like syndrome" or arterial thrombosis. Diagnosis is based on clinical manifestations and pathological examination. Laboratory findings may include anemia, leukocytosis, and thrombocytosis...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896522/tapering-biologics-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-pragmatic-approach-for-clinical-practice
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Aleksander Lenert, Petar Lenert
Optimal rheumatoid arthritis (RA) therapy in daily clinical practice is based on the treat-to-target strategy. Quicker escalation of therapy and earlier introduction of biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs have led to improved outcomes in RA. However, chronic immunosuppressive therapy is associated with adverse events and higher costs. In addition, our patients frequently express a desire for lower dosing and drug holidays. Current clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatism suggest that rheumatologists consider tapering treatment after achieving remission...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867432/arthritis-of-the-knee-joint-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-evaluation-of-treatment-response-by-ultrasound-in-daily-clinical-practice
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V S Schäfer, W A Schmidt, M Backhaus, W Hartung
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) commonly involves the knee joint in up to 30% of patients. Musculoskeletal ultrasound enables the skilled clinician to easily assess disease activity. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sensitivity to change of the sonography score of large joints in Rheumatology (SOLAR) for different treatments of knee arthritis in RA. METHOD: Joints were assessed by ultrasound at 4 visits. Laboratory, immunological and clinical parameters were recorded...
2016: Open Rheumatology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848057/the-additional-benefit-of-ultrasonography-to-2010-acr-eular-classification-criteria-when-diagnosing-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-absence-of-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-antibodies
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Lanlan Ji, Xuerong Deng, Yan Geng, Zhibo Song, Zhuoli Zhang
The aim of this study was to assess the benefit of ultrasonography (US) contributing to 2010 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) classification criteria in diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), when anti-citrullinated protein (CCP) antibody and radiographic erosions are absent. Ninety-four patients suffering from arthritis of at least one joint in hands, symptom duration of less than 2 years, normal radiographs at baseline, and negative anti-CCP had 22 joint US assessments and were followed prospectively for at least 12 months...
November 15, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837195/joint-ultrasound-baseline-abnormalities-predict-a-specific-long-term-clinical-outcome-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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P Corzo, T C Salman-Monte, V Torrente-Segarra, L Polino, S Mojal, J Carbonell-Abelló
OBJECTIVE: To describe long-term clinical and serological outcome in all systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) domains in SLE patients with hand arthralgia (HA) and joint ultrasound (JUS) inflammatory abnormalities, and to compare them with asymptomatic SLE patients with normal JUS. METHODS: SLE patients with HA who presented JUS inflammatory abnormalities ('cases') and SLE patients without HA who did not exhibit JUS abnormalities at baseline ('controls') were included...
November 10, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801338/-the-correlations-of-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-joints-scan-and-bone-metabolic-markers-in-active-rheumatoid-arthritis
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H Y Gao, X F Li, B N Zhang, M H Ding, D S Zhao
Objective: To explore the correlation between quantitative value of joint bone scan by single photon emission computed tomography(SPECT) and serum bone metabolic markers in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis(RA). Method: Clinical data of 60 newly diagnosed RA patients were retrospectively collected in Department of Rheumatology and Immunology from May 2013 to December 2014, including 28 cases with medical history less than 6 months and 32 from 6 months to 2 years. Serum C-terminal telopeptide of type Ⅰ collgen(CTX-Ⅰ)and N-terminal propeptide of type Ⅰ collagen(PINP)were tested by chemiluminesence...
November 1, 2016: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796481/-imaging-options-in-pediatric-rheumatology
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D Windschall
There has been growing interest in the use of imaging modalities in pediatric rheumatology for the past 15 years. Nowadays, highly sensitive imaging techniques can be used to detect early stages of pediatric rheumatic diseases in addition to the physical examination. Magnetic resonance imaging and musculoskeletal ultrasound play the most important role. Moreover, these two techniques are of great value in differential diagnostics and therapy monitoring. The use of imaging methods with a high radiation exposure could therefore be greatly reduced over the last decade...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716316/ultrasonographic-assessment-of-bone-erosions-in-the-different-subtypes-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-arthritis-comparison-with-computed-tomography
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Matteo Piga, Luca Saba, Alessandra Gabba, Mattia Congia, Antonella Balestrieri, Alessandro Mathieu, Alberto Cauli
BACKGROUND: The aim was to determine the accuracy of high-resolution ultrasonography (US) for detecting erosion in the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and wrist joints of patients with different subtypes of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) arthritis, using computed tomography (CT) as the gold-standard reference method. METHOD: The ulnar head, radiocarpal and second to fifth MCP joints in 26 patients with SLE - 9 classified as having rhupus syndrome, 10 as having Jaccoud's arthropathy (JA) and 7 as having non-deforming non-erosive (NDNE) arthritis - were subdivided into areas and bilaterally evaluated for the presence of bone erosion by CT and US...
October 4, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687483/hand-osteoarthritis-current-knowledge-and-new-ideas
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I K Haugen
Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent disease that can lead to substantial pain and physical disability. Currently, no disease-modifying drugs exist for the treatment of OA. Most OA research has been conducted on knee OA and we have limited knowledge about disease mechanisms in hand OA. During her research career, Ida K Haugen (IKH) has focused on the epidemiology of hand OA and imaging techniques. She has established a large international network, providing the opportunity to study the epidemiology of hand OA in large international OA cohorts...
August 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663359/rheumatology-training-experience-across-europe-analysis-of-core-competences
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Francisca Sivera, Sofia Ramiro, Nada Cikes, Maurizio Cutolo, Maxime Dougados, Laure Gossec, Tore K Kvien, Ingrid E Lundberg, Peter Mandl, Arumugam Moorthy, Sonia Panchal, José A P da Silva, Johannes W Bijlsma
BACKGROUND: The aim of this project was to analyze and compare the educational experience in rheumatology specialty training programs across European countries, with a focus on self-reported ability. METHOD: An electronic survey was designed to assess the training experience in terms of self-reported ability, existence of formal education, number of patients managed and assessments performed during rheumatology training in 21 core competences including managing specific diseases, generic competences and procedures...
September 23, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585687/distinct-subtypes-of-microparticle-containing-immune-complexes-are-associated-with-disease-activity-damage-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Paul R Fortin, Nathalie Cloutier, Vincent Bissonnette, Ellie Aghdassi, Lihi Eder, David Simonyan, Nathalie Laflamme, Eric Boilard
OBJECTIVE: Microparticles (MP) are small extracellular vesicles present in body fluids. MP originate from different cellular lineages, principally from platelets in blood, and may expose phosphatidylserine (PS). In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), MP harbor immunoglobulin G (IgG), thereby forming MP-containing immune complexes (mpIC). We aimed to verify an association between SLE disease activity, damage, and surrogate markers of atherosclerosis and MP harboring IgG, taking into account the platelet origin and PS exposure of MP...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576331/how-is-the-ultrasound-in-rheumatology-used-implemented-and-applied-in-latin-american-centers-results-from-a-multicenter-study
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Marwin Gutierrez, Cristina Hernandez-Diaz, Lucio Ventura-Rios, Lina María Saldarriaga-Rivera, Santiago Ruta, Magaly Alva, Claudia Mora -Trujillo, Wilkerson Pérez, Henry Terrazas, Rodolfo Del Carmen Arape Toyo, Maritza Quintero, Carla Solano, Oscar Sedano Santiago, Janet Grisel Huamán Sotomayor, Cesar Cefferino, Guillermo E Py, Marcelo J Audisio, Walter Javier Spindler, Horacio Berman, Carla Airoldi, Rómulo Wong, Ana Laura Álvarez Del Castillo Araujo, Mario E Díaz, Carmen Cerón Villaquiran, Rubén Darío Mantilla, José Alexandre Mendonça, Inês Guimarães da Silveira, Aline Defaveri do Prado, Melissa Cláudia Bisi, Violeta Rosario, Jeannette Medrano-Sánchez, Roberto Muñoz-Louis, Ana Cecilia Lozada-Navarro, Araceli Bernal, Maribel Lozano, Carlos Pineda
This study aimed to perform an overview of how ultrasound (US) is being used, implemented, and applied in rheumatologic centers in Latin America (LA). A retrospective, multicenter 1-year experience study was undertaken. Eighteen centers from eight countries were involved. The following information were collected: demographic data, indication to perform an US examination, physician that required the examination, and the anatomical region required for the examination. A total of 7167 patients underwent an US examination...
August 30, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552783/the-place-of-nailfold-capillaroscopy-among-instrumental-methods-for-assessment-of-some-peripheral-ischaemic-syndromes-in-rheumatology
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Sevdalina N Lambova
Micro- and macrovascular pathology is a frequent finding in a number of common rheumatic diseases. Secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is among the most common symptoms in systemic sclerosis and several other systemic autoimmune diseases including a broad differential diagnosis. It should be also differential from other peripheral vascular syndromes such as embolism, thrombosis, etc., some of which lead to clinical manifestation of the blue toe syndrome. The current review discusses the instrumental methods for vascular assessments...
April 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530741/ultrasound-in-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-arctic-randomised-controlled-strategy-trial
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Espen A Haavardsholm, Anna-Birgitte Aga, Inge Christoffer Olsen, Siri Lillegraven, Hilde B Hammer, Till Uhlig, Hallvard Fremstad, Tor Magne Madland, Åse Stavland Lexberg, Hilde Haukeland, Erik Rødevand, Christian Høili, Hilde Stray, Anne Noraas, Inger Johanne Widding Hansen, Gunnstein Bakland, Lena Bugge Nordberg, Désirée van der Heijde, Tore K Kvien
OBJECTIVE:  To determine whether a treatment strategy based on structured ultrasound assessment would lead to improved outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis, compared with a conventional strategy. DESIGN:  Multicentre, open label, two arm, parallel group, randomised controlled strategy trial. SETTING:  Ten rheumatology departments and one specialist centre in Norway, from September 2010 to September 2015. PARTICIPANTS:  238 patients were recruited between September 2010 and April 2013, of which 230 (141 (61%) female) received the allocated intervention and were analysed for the primary outcome...
2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27528574/multiobserver-reliability-of-ultrasound-assessment-of-salivary-glands-in-patients-with-established-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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Nemanja Damjanov, Vera Milic, Juan Carlos Nieto-González, Iustina Janta, Lina Martínez-Estupiñan, Belén Serrano, Carmen Mata, María Montoro, Denisa Stanciu, Jelena Marinković-Erić, Francisco Javier López-Longo, Luis Carreño, Esperanza Naredo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the multiobserver reliability of salivary gland ultrasonography (SGUS) for scoring greyscale (GS) parenchymal inhomogeneity and parenchymal color Doppler (CD) signal in patients with established primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). METHODS: The study comprised 2 multiobserver reliability assessments in patients with pSS in 2 European centers. The first reliability exercise was performed on 24 patients with pSS and 8 controls who were independently evaluated with GS and CD US by 5 observers at the Institute of Rheumatology, Belgrade, Serbia...
October 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516070/clinical-usefulness-and-patient-satisfaction-with-a-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-clinic-results-of-a-6-month-pilot-service-in-a-rheumatology-unit
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Carlos Acebes, John P Harvie, Alison Wilson, Janet Duthie, Fran Bowen, Malcolm Steven
There is no agreement among the rheumatology community in how to implement the musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) technique in the Rheumatology Divisions. To test the perceived usefulness of the MSUS, under consensus indications, for referring colleagues for the clinical management of their patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA) and to score the satisfaction level of the patients with different aspects of the ultrasound (US) examination, after attend to the MSUS clinic. A written questionnaire-based survey regarding the usefulness and satisfaction with the implementation of a pilot MSUS clinic in a Rheumatology Unit...
August 11, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493789/educational-needs-and-preferences-of-young-european-clinicians-and-physician-researchers-working-in-the-field-of-rheumatology
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Christian Beyer, Sofia Ramiro, Francisca Sivera, Peter Mandl, Pedro M Machado, Caroline Ospelt, Anna Moltó, Helga Radner, Annamaria Iagnocco, Johannes W Bijlsma, Ingrid E Lundberg
OBJECTIVES: To understand the educational needs and preferences of young clinicians and physician researchers in the field of rheumatology in Europe. METHODS: An international online survey was performed as a joint venture of ESCET and EMEUNET. The survey assessed the acceptance of and the access to the current European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) educational portfolio, as well as the unmet educational needs and learning preferences among individuals below the age of 40 years working in rheumatology in Europe...
2016: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478389/reliability-of-a-proposed-ultrasonographic-grading-scale-for-severity-of-primary-knee-osteoarthritis
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Mohamed Mortada, Ayman Zeid, Mirvat Abd El-Hamid Al-Toukhy, Nillie Ezzeldin, M Elgawish
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine the concordance of a grading scale (0-4) of medial femoral osteophytes in knee joint detected by ultrasound (US) compared with the corresponding grades (0-4) of Kellgren-Lawrence (K&L) scale of conventional radiography and clinical joint examination. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study included 160 patients with knee pain who fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and 20 patients with knee pain who have not fulfilled the ACR criteria for KOA...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27472989/point-of-care-ultrasound-a-wfumb-position-paper
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Christoph F Dietrich, Adrian Goudie, Liliana Chiorean, Xin Wu Cui, Odd Helge Gilja, Yi Dong, Jacques S Abramowicz, Sudhir Vinayak, Susan Campbell Westerway, Christian Pállson Nolsøe, Yi-Hong Chou, Michael Blaivas
Over the last decade, the use of portable ultrasound scanners has enhanced the concept of point of care ultrasound (PoC-US), namely, "ultrasound performed at the bedside and interpreted directly by the treating clinician." PoC-US is not a replacement for comprehensive ultrasound, but rather allows physicians immediate access to clinical imaging for rapid and direct solutions. PoC-US has already revolutionized everyday clinical practice, and it is believed that it will dramatically change how ultrasound is applied in daily practice...
January 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27437101/delivering-a-one-stop-integrated-and-patient-centered-service-for-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases
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Paula Väre, Elena Nikiphorou, Pekka Hannonen, Tuulikki Sokka
OBJECTIVE: To describe a one-stop, integrated rheumatology service and assess patient satisfaction. METHODS: A descriptive report and patient satisfaction survey of a rheumatology clinic model first developed in 1996 to enhance the patient "journey" through rheumatology services. A patient-satisfaction survey over a 3-week period assessed several aspects of care including quality of services, consultations, and patient education. RESULTS: All referrals are screened by a rheumatologist to pre-schedule laboratory/radiology/other tests for the visit...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
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