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REVIEW
Vidya Ranganathan, Eric Gracey, Matthew A Brown, Robert D Inman, Nigil Haroon
Over the past 5 years, advances in high-throughput techniques and studies involving large cohorts of patients have led to considerable advances in the identification of novel genetic associations and immune pathways involved in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). These discoveries include genes encoding cytokine receptors, transcription factors, signalling molecules and transport proteins. Although progress has been made in understanding the functions and potential pathogenic roles of some of these molecules, much work remains to be done to comprehend their complex interactions and therapeutic potential in AS...
April 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445313/serum-apoprotein-a1-levels-are-inversely-associated-with-disease-activity-in-gout-from-a-southern-chinese-han-population
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Heqing Huang, Bing Yu, Wen Liu, Qingyan Lin, Liying Chen, Juan Chen, Lihua Duan, Guixiu Shi
To analyze the alteration of lipid profile and inflammatory markers in the serum of patients with gouty arthritis (GA), the levels of serum lipid profile, C-reactive protein (CRP), and erythrocyte sedimentation rates (ESRs) were measured in the serum of 69 gout patients, 35 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 23 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS)/spondyloarthropathy (SpA), and 25 patients with osteoarthritis (OA). The serum levels of apoprotein A1 (Apo-A1) were significantly decreased in patients with gout when compared with RA, AS/SpA, and OA patients...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441960/incorporating-assessment-of-the-cervical-facet-joints-in-the-modified-stoke-ankylosing-spondylitis-spine-score-is-of-additional-value-in-the-evaluation-of-spinal-radiographic-outcome-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Fiona Maas, Suzanne Arends, Elisabeth Brouwer, Hendrika Bootsma, Reinhard Bos, Freke R Wink, Anneke Spoorenberg
BACKGROUND: To aim was to investigate the additional value of incorporating the de Vlam cervical facet joint score in the modified ankylosing spondylitis (AS) spine score (mSASSS) for the evaluation of spinal radiographic outcome in AS. METHOD: Baseline and 4-year radiographs from 98 consecutive patients from the Groningen Leeuwarden AS (GLAS) cohort, who had AS treated with TNF-α inhibitors, were scored by two readers; the vertebral bodies were assessed according to the mSASSS (0-72) and cervical facet joints (C2-C7) were assessed according to the method of de Vlam (0-15)...
April 26, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441778/gene-expression-analysis-before-and-after-treatment-with-adalimumab-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-identifies-molecular-pathways-associated-with-response-to-therapy
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Marzia Dolcino, Elisa Tinazzi, Andrea Pelosi, Giuseppe Patuzzo, Francesca Moretta, Claudio Lunardi, Antonio Puccetti
The etiology of Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is still unknown and the identification of the involved molecular pathogenetic pathways is a current challenge in the study of the disease. Adalimumab (ADA), an anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha agent, is used in the treatment of AS. We aimed at identifying pathogenetic pathways modified by ADA in patients with a good response to the treatment. Gene expression analysis of Peripheral Blood Cells (PBC) from six responders and four not responder patients was performed before and after treatment...
April 24, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439164/use-of-t-m-j-disc-as-a-soft-tissue-interpositional-graft-material-for-functional-rehabilitation-of-ankylosed-t-m-joint
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Ravinder Singh Bedi, Upasana Khemka, Jaipal Singh, Manoj Yadav, Pratibha Singh
INTRODUCTION: Many surgical techniques have been described for the treatment of TMJ ankylosis, but no strategy has been uniformly agreed upon underscoring the difficulty of the problem. Despite new guidelines and updated methods, treating patients with TMJ Ankylosis remains a challenge as the incidence of recurrence after treatment is soaring. This study exemplifies our experience in using an unsullied method to treat TMJ Ankylosis to restore the structure of TMJ in conjunction with convalescing secondary maxillofacial deformity...
June 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438449/ankylosing-spondylitis-increases-perioperative-and-postoperative-complications-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Daniel J Blizzard, Colin T Penrose, Charles Z Sheets, Thorsten M Seyler, Michael P Bolognesi, Christopher R Brown
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic autoimmune spondyloarthropathy that primarily affects the axial spine and hips. Progressive disease leads to pronounced spinal kyphosis, positive sagittal balance, and altered biomechanics. The purpose of this study is to determine the complication profile of patients with AS undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: The Medicare sample was searched from 2005 to 2012 yielding 1006 patients with AS who subsequently underwent THA...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437352/effect-and-strategy-of-1-stage-interrupted-2-level-transpedicular-wedge-osteotomy-for-correcting-severe-kyphotic-deformities-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Yongfei Zhao, Yan Wang, Zheng Wang, Xuesong Zhang, Keya Mao, Yonggang Zhang
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety, outcome, and strategy of the 1-stage interrupted 2-level transpedicular wedge osteotomy for correcting the severe kyphotic deformity in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There has been a large series in the literature reporting on results of osteotomy for the correction of kyphotic deformity secondary to AS. However, few articles have reported, in detail, the plan, design, strategy, and effect of 1-stage interrupted 2-level transpedicular wedge osteotomy for the correction of severe kyphotic deformity in AS...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435922/spontaneous-corpectomy-and-anterior-arthrodesis-in-lumbar-spine-how-ankylosing-spondylitis-can-resolve-a-vertebral-fracture
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Daniele Vanni, Andrea Pantalone, Stefano Di Carlo, Vincenzo Magliani, Pedro Berjano, Vincenzo Salini
Between the 80% and 90% of vertebral fractures in over 65 years people are due to osteoporosis. Over the 30% of patients affected by vertebral osteoporosis fractures needs of surgical treatment and the 12% presents complications requiring an invasive surgical approach. We report an unusual case of spontaneous corpectomy and anterior arthrodesis occurred in a patient suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis. This event invites us to reflect about the magnitude of the biological power of the bone healing, even in adverse conditions...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434410/dosage-and-duration-of-etanercept-therapy-for-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-meta-analysis
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Heeyoung Lee, Younjoo Jung, Seungyeon Song, Jihyung Lee, Hyunjun Shim, Wonku Kang, Eunyoung Kim
OBJECTIVES: We conducted a meta-analysis of recently published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to identify the most effective and safe etanercept dosing regimen and duration of therapy for the treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: We systematically reviewed PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases for RCTs. The proportion of patients attaining 20 percent improvement (according to the Spondyloarthritis International Society response criteria [ASAS 20]) was evaluated as a primary outcome...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432524/correlation-of-serum-mmp3-and-other-biomarkers-with-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-pilot-study
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Dongyi He, Qi Zhu, Quan Zhou, Qing Qi, Hongmei Sun, Liza M Zachariah, Grace Wang, John D Reveille, Yongtao Guan, Xiaodong Zhou
The studies aimed to assess a set of biomarkers for their correlations with disease activity/severity of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). A total of 24 AS patients were treated with etanercept and prospectively followed for 12 weeks. Serum levels of TNF-α, IFN-γ, TGF-β, IL6, IL15, IL17, MMP3, and MICA were measured at baseline and after treatment. The change of these biomarkers was analyzed for correlations with MRI indices for joint inflammation, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index, AS Disease Activity Score, serum CRP, and ESR...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431581/sacroiliitis-mimics-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Maria J Antonelli, Marina Magrey
BACKGROUND: Radiographic sacroiliitis is the hallmark of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and detection of acute sacroiliitis is pivotal for early diagnosis of AS. Although radiographic sacroiliitis is a distinguishing feature of AS, sacroiliitis can be seen in a variety of other disease entities. CASE PRESENTATION: We present an interesting case of sacroiliitis in a patient with Paget disease; the patient presented with inflammatory back pain which was treated with bisphosphonate...
April 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423679/association-of-il-1a-and-il-1b-polymorphisms-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-among-the-chinese-han-population-a-case-control-study
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Lei Li, Baolan Shi, Wenkai Zheng, Wenhua Xing, Yan Zhao, Feng Li, Daqi Xin, Tianbo Jin, Yong Zhu, Xuejun Yang
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a complex and chronic inflammatory disease with a high heritage. Previous study has shown that IL-1A and IL-1B involved in inflammatory reaction. But little is known about single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of IL-1A and IL-1B associated with AS. We conducted a case-control study among 267 AS cases and 297 healthy controls from China. In the genetic model analysis, we found the "T" genotype of rs3783550 was associated with decreased AS risk in the dominant model (p = 0.044) and log-additive model (p = 0...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423094/complications-of-chronic-necrotizing-pulmonary-aspergillosis-review-of-published-case-reports
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Aleksandra Barac, Tatjana Adzic Vukicevic, Aleksandra Dudvarski Ilic, Salvatore Rubino, Vladimir Zugic, Goran Stevanovic
Chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA), a form of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA), affects immunocompetent or mildly immunocompromised persons with underlying pulmonary disease. These conditions are associated with high morbidity and mortality and often require long-term antifungal treatment. The long-term prognosis for patients with CNPA and the potential complications of CNPA have not been well documented. The aim of this study was to review published papers that report cases of CNPA complications and to highlight risk factors for development of CNPA...
April 13, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422854/immunohistological-analysis-of-active-sacroiliitis-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis
#14
Jianhua Peng, Yao Gong, Yuping Zhang, Danmin Wang, Zhengyu Xiao
The sacroiliac joints (SIJs) are one of the most common sites involved in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), and there are few studies on the histopathology of the SIJ in this group of patients.Mononuclear cell infiltrates in the bone marrow and fibrous tissue resembling a pannus formation were the pathological features of early sacroiliitis in our previous study. We undertook a further immunohistological evaluation of these features in patients with axSpA.Biopsy specimens from the SIJ of 6 patients with established ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and 13 patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) were analyzed...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421998/comment-on-clinical-efficacy-of-oral-alendronate-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Alessandro Giollo, Davide Gatti, Ombretta Viapiana, Luca Idolazzi, Angelo Fassio, Giovanni Adami, Maurizio Rossini
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April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421995/endothelial-dysfunction-is-independent-of-inflammation-and-altered-ccr7-t-cell-expression-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Joanna Sulicka, Andrzej Surdacki, Mariusz Korkosz, Tomasz Mikołajczyk, Magdalena Strach, Ewa Klimek, Tomasz Guzik, Tomasz Grodzicki
OBJECTIVES: The accumulation of CCR7 (chemokine receptor 7) positive cells in the vessel wall may be involved in endothelial dysfunction and subsequent accelerated atherogenesis. CCR7 plays a crucial role in T cell and monocyte migration/homing and in priming of naive T lymphocytes in non-lymphoid tissues in chronic inflammatory diseases. Our objective was to investigate the endothelial function and inflammation-driven expression of CCR7 on T lymphocytes in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS)...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421992/reply-to-comment-on-clinical-efficacy-of-oral-alendronate-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Ashok K Bhalla, Ashley S Bhalla, Laura C Coates, Jon C Packham, Paul Creamer, Sara Hailwood, Kuntal Chakravarty, Diarmuid Mulherin, Gordon Taylor, Derek L Mattey
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April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421263/bone-mineral-density-and-fracture-risk-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-meta-analysis
#18
Cara Pray, Neelufor Irene Feroz, Nisha Nigil Haroon
We conducted a meta-analysis of studies to examine the risk of vertebral and non-vertebral fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Additionally, we evaluated the risk factors of vertebral fractures in AS. Two authors independently searched Embase and Medline for studies that had assessed the risk of fractures in patients with AS. Twenty-two studies were eligible for the meta-analysis. Patients with AS had high frequency of vertebral fractures [OR (95% CI): 1.96 (1.52-2.51)]. Major risk factors for vertebral fractures in patients with AS include low BMD at the femoral neck and total hip, male gender, longer disease duration, higher BASDAI, higher BASRI, and possibly inflammatory bowel disease...
April 18, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416826/-surgical-technique-and-early-clinical-outcomes-of-direct-anterior-approach-to-total-hip-arthroplasty
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M Lv, J Q Zhang, X S Wang, Y Huang, W Li, C Y Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical technique of direct anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty and to report the early clinical outcomes. METHODS: A series of 100 consecutive, unselected patients who had 116 primary total hip arthroplasty surgeries (16 bilateral) done through direct anterior approach from March 11 2015 to June 21 2016 was reviewed. There were 50 male patients and 50 female patients. The average patient age was 51 years, and the average body mass index was 24...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413099/second-line-biologic-therapy-optimization-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis
#20
REVIEW
Fabrizio Cantini, Laura Niccoli, Carlotta Nannini, Emanuele Cassarà, Olga Kaloudi, Ennio Giulio Favalli, Andrea Becciolini, Maurizio Benucci, Francesca Li Gobbi, Serena Guiducci, Rosario Foti, Marta Mosca, Delia Goletti
OBJECTIVE: The Italian board for the TAilored BIOlogic therapy (ITABIO) reviewed the most consistent literature to indicate the best strategy for the second-line biologic choice in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: Systematic review of the literature to identify English-language articles on efficacy of second-line biologic choice in RA, PsA, and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Data were extracted from available randomized, controlled trials, national biologic registries, national healthcare databases, post-marketing surveys, and open-label observational studies...
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
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