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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629689/advanced-power-doppler-technique-increases-synovial-vascularity-detection-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Davide Orlandi, Salvatore Gitto, Silvia Perugin Bernardi, Angelo Corazza, Luca De Flaviis, Enzo Silvestri, Marco Amedeo Cimmino, Luca Maria Sconfienza
We compared the diagnostic performance of an advanced power Doppler technique (superb microvascular imaging [SMI]) with that of power Doppler Imaging (PDI) and B-mode ultrasound (US) in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and RA under treatment with rituximab. Thirty patients (21 women aged 45 ± 11 y) affected by RA with remission to moderate disease activity were examined. Both hand joints were evaluated using US, PDI and SMI. Two radiologists reviewed all video clips and evaluated synovial vascularity intensity using a semi-quantitative scoring system...
June 16, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627588/il%C3%A2-22-expression-is-increased-variedly-in-the-initial-phase-onset-and-chronic-phase-of-a-pristane%C3%A2-induced-arthritis-rat-model
#2
Weikun Hou, Bo Wang, Yan Zhou, Ke Xu, Liesu Meng, Wenhua Zhu, Congshan Jiang, Peng Xu, Shemin Lu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression pattern of T helper (Th) 17 and Th22 cell-related factors in a pristane‑induced arthritis (PIA) rat model. PIA rats were divided into the initial phase group [day (D) 6 post‑pristane injection], the onset of clinical arthritis group (D12), the acute arthritis group (D26) and the chronic arthritis group (D70). Rats injected with saline alone were used as the control group. The mRNA expression levels of interleukin (IL)‑17A, IL‑17F, interferon (IFN)‑γ, IL‑22, IL‑22 receptor (R) 1, IL‑22 binding protein (BP) and RAR‑related orphan receptor α were examined in the spleen and/or synovium of the various phases of PIA rats by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619088/chemokine-signals-are-crucial-for-enhanced-homing-and-differentiation-of-circulating-osteoclast-progenitor-cells
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Alan Sucur, Zrinka Jajic, Marinko Artukovic, Marina Ikic Matijasevic, Branimir Anic, Darja Flegar, Antonio Markotic, Tomislav Kelava, Sanja Ivcevic, Natasa Kovacic, Vedran Katavic, Danka Grcevic
BACKGROUND: The peripheral blood (PB) monocyte pool contains osteoclast progenitors (OCPs), which contribute to osteoresorption in inflammatory arthritides and are influenced by the cytokine and chemokine milieu. We aimed to define the importance of chemokine signals for migration and activation of OCPs in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: PB and, when applicable, synovial fluid (SF) samples were collected from 129 patients with RA, 53 patients with PsA, and 110 control patients in parallel to clinical parameters of disease activity, autoantibody levels, and applied therapy...
June 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617559/blockade-of-il-17-alleviated-inflammation-in-rat-arthritis-and-mmp-13-expression
#4
X-L Shui, W Lin, C-W Mao, Y-Z Feng, J-Z Kong, S-M Chen
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one systemic auto-immune disorder featured as chronic synovitis and can destruct joint cartilage. Fibroblast-like synoviocyte (FLS) secretes various factors affecting chondrocyte matrix and degradation. This study thus investigated the effect of interleukin-17A (IL-17A) on FLS and osteoclast. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Type II collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) rats were assigned to CIA model, CIA + IgG1 isotype, and CIA + Anti-Rat IL-17A groups...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616915/-association-of-elevated-platelet-microparticles-with-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#5
Li-Jia Xue, Bei-Bei Cui, Xi Li, Qiao-Rong Huang, Yi Liu, Hui Lin
OBJECTIVES: To explore the expression of platelets microparticles (PMPs) in peripheral blood (PB) and synovial fluid (SF) of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and its correlation with clinical inflammatory parameters. METHODS: The levels of PMPs in PB were detected by flow cytometry in 26 active RA patients and 15 healthy control (HC). SF was collected from 16 patients. The percentages of CD62P(+)PMPs, CD154(+)PMPs and clinical parameters (including CRP, ESR, RF and ACPA) were also measured, then the correlations of PMPs with these parameters were analyzed...
May 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612747/pathogenetic-insights-from-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
REVIEW
Iain B McInnes, Georg Schett
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes progressive articular damage, functional loss, and comorbidity. The development of effective biologics and small-molecule kinase inhibitors in the past two decades has substantially improved clinical outcomes. Just as understanding of pathogenesis has led in large part to the development of drugs, so have mode-of-action studies of these specific immune-targeted agents revealed which immune pathways drive articular inflammation and related comorbidities...
June 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608150/-arthroscopy-of-the-proximal-interphalangeal-joint
#7
N Borisch
OBJECTIVE: Pain reduction in the affected proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP joint) by synovectomy, loose body extraction, dorsal arthrolysis. INDICATIONS: Therapy-resistant synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), early stage primary and secondary degenerative arthritis, loose bodies, capsular contracture. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Established biomechanic changes in RA (boutonniere and swanneck deformity). Large dorsal synovial cysts. Advanced radiologic changes in degenerative arthritis...
June 12, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605317/rationalized-insights-on-causes-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-elderly-and-women-special-emphasis-on-treatment-strategies
#8
Shikha Srivastava, Satish Patel, Deependra Singh, Manju Rawat Singh
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder distinguished by synovial inflammation followed by destruction of joint. The pathogenesis of arthritis involves immune imbalance of the endogenous system. Causative factors include immune imbalance, oxidative stress, genetics, and environment. Continued effort has been made to treat RA via chemical, enzymatic, genetic, and hormonal approaches. RA has been reported more in the aged and in women. Arthritis necessitates lifelong administration of drugs to maintain quality of life...
2017: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597983/celecoxib-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Mahir Fidahic, Antonia Jelicic Kadic, Mislav Radic, Livia Puljak
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic auto-immune disorder that causes widespread and persistent inflammation of the synovial lining of joints and tendon sheaths. Presently, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis and treatment focuses on managing symptoms such as pain, stiffness and mobility, with the aim of achieving stable remission and improving mobility. Celecoxib is a selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for treatment of people with rheumatoid arthritis...
June 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597514/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-induces-inflammation-and-predicts-spinal-progression-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
#10
Vidya Ranganathan, Francesco Ciccia, Fanxing Zeng, Ismail Sari, Guiliana Guggino, Janogini Muralitharan, Eric Gracey, Nigil Haroon
OBJECTIVES: To understand the role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in the pathogenesis of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). METHODS: AS patients satisfying the modified New York criteria were recruited for the study. Healthy volunteers, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients were included as controls. Based on the annual rate of increase in mSASSS scores, AS patients were classified as progressors or non-progressors. MIF levels were quantitated by ELISA in the serum and synovial fluid...
June 8, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595091/detection-and-characterisation-of-bone-destruction-in-murine-rheumatoid-arthritis-using-statistical-shape-models
#11
James M Brown, Ewan Ross, Guillaume Desanti, Atif Saghir, Andy Clark, Chris Buckley, Andrew Filer, Amy Naylor, Ela Claridge
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which chronic inflammation of the synovial joints can lead to destruction of cartilage and bone. Pre-clinical studies attempt to uncover the underlying causes by emulating the disease in genetically different mouse strains and characterising the nature and severity of bone shape changes as indicators of pathology. This paper presents a fully automated method for obtaining quantitative measurements of bone destruction from volumetric micro-CT images of a mouse hind paw...
May 23, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589079/role-of-light-in-the-pathogenesis-of-joint-destruction-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Afsie Sabokbar, Sara Afrough, David J Mahoney, Yoshinobu Uchihara, Catherine Swales, Nicholas A Athanasou
AIM: To characterise the role of substitutes for receptor-activator nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) joint destruction. METHODS: Synovial fluid (SF) macrophages isolated from the knee joint of RA patients were incubated with 25 ng/mL macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) and 50 ng/mL LIGHT (lymphotoxin-like, exhibits inducible expression and competes with herpes simplex virus glycoprotein D for herpes virus entry mediator, a receptor expressed by T lymphocytes) in the presence and absence of 25 ng/mL RANKL and 100 ng/mL osteoprotegerin (OPG) on glass coverslips and dentine slices...
May 20, 2017: World Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589069/looks-can-be-deceiving-a-case-report-on-multicentric-reticulohistiocytosis-successfully-treated-with-rituximab
#13
Khin Lim, Jason D'Souza, Jonathan B Vasquez, Sujatha Vuyyuru
Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis (MRH) is an idiopathic multisystemic inflammatory disease characterized by symmetric erosive polyarthritis and typical papulonodular skin lesions. MRH can be associated with autoimmune diseases, malignancy, mycobacterial infections, and hyperlipidemia, and it is important to consider appropriate screening in this population. There is no specific diagnostic laboratory test for MRH. The gold standard for diagnosis is skin or synovial biopsy, which shows characteristic multinucleated non-Langerhans giant cells and ground glass eosinophilic cytoplasm...
May 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588495/a-brief-history-of-il-1-and-il-1-ra-in-rheumatology
#14
Jean-Michel Dayer, Francesca Oliviero, Leonardo Punzi
The history of what, in 1979, was called interleukin-1 (IL-1), orchestrator of leukocyte inter-communication, began many years before then, initially by the observation of fever induction via the endogenous pyrogen (EP) (1974) and then in rheumatology on the role in tissue destruction in rheumatoid diseases via the induction of collagenase and PGE2 in human synovial cells by a mononuclear cell factor (MCF) (1977). Since then, the family has exploded to presently 11 members as well as many membrane-bound and soluble receptor forms...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587985/naturally-occurring-xanthone-and-benzophenone-derivatives-exert-significant-anti-proliferative-and-proapoptotic-effects-in-vitro-on-synovial-fibroblasts-and-macrophages-from-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#15
Izabella Henc, Adam Kokotkiewicz, Piotr Łuczkiewicz, Ewa Bryl, Maria Łuczkiewicz, Jacek M Witkowski
There is a need for novel, safer and cheaper drugs for the therapy of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), better targeted against the cellular processes involved in the disease pathogenesis. Using advanced analysis of microscopic images and flow cytometry, we demonstrate that naturally occurring xanthone and benzophenone derivatives exert strong, dose- and O2 concentration-dependent anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects on RA patients' fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) and macrophages. Suspensions containing fibroblasts, macrophages and other infiltrating cells were obtained from inflamed synovial tissue collected from female RA patients...
June 3, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587618/effect-of-tryptase-inhibition-on-joint-inflammation-a-pharmacological-and-lentivirus-mediated-gene-transfer-study
#16
Alexandre Denadai-Souza, Camilla Moreira Ribeiro, Corinne Rolland, Anne Thouard, Céline Deraison, Cristoforo Scavone, Daniel Gonzalez-Dunia, Nathalie Vergnolle, Maria Christina Werneck Avellar
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidences indicate that an unbalance between tryptases and their endogenous inhibitors, leading to an increased proteolytic activity, is implicated in the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of tryptase inhibition on experimental arthritis. METHODS: Analysis of gene expression and regulation in the mouse knee joint was performed by RT-qPCR and in situ hybridization. Arthritis was induced in male C57BL/6 mice with mBSA/IL-1β...
June 6, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584977/andrographolide-benefits-rheumatoid-arthritis-via-inhibiting-mapk-pathways
#17
Zun-Zhong Li, Ju-Peng Tan, Li-Li Wang, Qing-Hua Li
Andrographolide (AD) is the main compound distributed in medicinal herb Andrographis paniculata and exhibits anti-inflammatory activity. AD has been used for the treatment of multiple inflammatory diseases. However, the therapeutic value of AD on human rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of AD on collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and human RA synovial fibroblasts (RA-SFs). CIA mice were treated with AD (dissolved in 0.5% CMC-Na, 100 mg/kg per day) or vehicle (0...
June 6, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577436/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ursolic-acid-3-acetate-on-human-synovial-fibroblasts-and-a-murine-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
Jong Yeong Lee, Jin Kyeong Choi, Na-Hee Jeong, Jeongsoo Yoo, Yeong Su Ha, Byungheon Lee, Hyukjae Choi, Pil-Hoon Park, Tae-Yong Shin, Taeg Kyu Kwon, Sang-Rae Lee, Soyoung Lee, Seung Woong Lee, Mun-Chual Rho, Sang-Hyun Kim
Ursolic acid (UA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid, is a common natural substance known to be effective in the treatment of inflammation, oxidative stress, and ulcers in arthritis. This study examined the effects of ursolic acid-3-acetate (UAA), a derivative of UA, on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and verified the underlying mechanism of action by using a type-II collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) mice model and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-stimulated RA synovial fibroblasts. The oral administration of UAA showed a decrease in clinical arthritis symptoms, paw thickness, histologic and radiologic changes, and serum IgG1 and IgG2a levels...
May 31, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573370/association-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-g-308a-genetic-variant-with-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-activity-and-joint-destruction-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Sonja Stojanovic, Bojana Stamenkovic, Tatjana Jevtovic Stoimenov, Jovan Nedovic, Valentina Zivkovic, Milena Despotovic, Dusica Pavlovic
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are the key enzymes responsible for the joint destruction. Their activity is regulated by the level of proinflammatory cytokines. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of TNF-α G-308A polymorphism on MMP-9 levels in blood plasma (BP) and synovial fluid (SF) of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their role in progression of joint destruction. One hundred thirty-four subjects were enrolled in this study. TNF-α G-308A polymorphism was determined using PCR-RFLP method...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572803/insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-6-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-possible-novel-chemotactic-factor
#20
Alessia Alunno, Onelia Bistoni, Mirko Manetti, Giacomo Cafaro, Valentina Valentini, Elena Bartoloni, Roberto Gerli, Arcangelo Liso
OBJECTIVES: Immune cell migration from the bloodstream to target tissues is a hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis. The role of chemoattractants, mainly chemokines, and their possible targeting for therapeutic purposes have been under intense investigation over the last few years but the results were not as satisfactory as expected. The insulin-like growth factor binding protein 6 (IGFBP6), a direct inhibitor of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-II, also exerts IGF-independent effects including tumor cell migration in vitro...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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