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Rheumatoid artritis

Joanna Collison
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October 13, 2016: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
Isidoro González-Álvaro, Isabel Castrejón, Ana M Ortiz, Esther Toledano, Santos Castañeda, Alberto García-Vadillo, Loreto Carmona
OBJECTIVE: To estimate cut-off points and to establish response criteria for the Hospital Universitario La Princesa Index (HUPI) in patients with chronic polyarthritis. METHODS: Two cohorts, one of early arthritis (Princesa Early Arthritis Register Longitudinal [PEARL] study) and other of long-term rheumatoid arthritis (Estudio de la Morbilidad y Expresión Clínica de la Artritis Reumatoide [EMECAR]) including altogether 1200 patients were used to determine cut-off values for remission, and for low, moderate and high activity through receiver operating curve (ROC) analysis...
2016: PloS One
Yeşim Aydın-Son, Ezgi Deniz Batu, Erkan Demirkaya, Yelda Bilginer, Özgür Kasapçopur, Erbil Ünsal, Mehmet Alikaşifoglu, Seza Özen
Genome wide association studies (GWAS) determine susceptibility profiles for complex diseases. In this study, GWAS was performed in 26 patients with oligo and rheumatoid factor negative polyarticular juvenile idiopathic artritis (JIA) and their healthy parents by Affymetrix 250K SNP arrays. Biological function and pathway enrichment analysis was done. This is the first GWAS reported for JIA families from the eastern Mediterranean population. Enrichment of FcγR-mediated phagocytosis pathway and response to various stimuli were the leading discoveries, along with the presentation of the strong interaction of JIA-associated genes with HLA cluster in the co-expression network...
July 2015: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Carlos Abud-Mendoza
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July 2015: Reumatología Clinica
M Visocchi, G Conforti, R Roselli, G La Rocca, A Spallone
INTRODUCTION: Multilevel cervical myelopathy without surgical treatment is generally poor in the neurological deficit without surgical decompression. The two main surgical strategies used for the treatment of multilevel cervical myelopathy are anterior decompression via anterior corpectomy or posterior decompression via laminctomy/laminoplasty. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of a 62 year-old lady, harboring rheumatoid artritis (RA) with gait disturbances, pain, and weakness in both arms...
2015: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Linda A Rasch, Lilian H D van Tuyl, Willem F Lems, Maarten Boers
Treatment with initial high-dose prednisolone and a combination of methotrexate (MTX) and sulfasalazine (SSZ) according to the COBRA regimen (Dutch acronym for combinatietherapie bij reumatoide artritis, 'combination therapy for rheumatoid arthritis'), has repeatedly been demonstrated to be very effective in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). COBRA combination therapy is superior to initial monotherapy of SSZ and MTX, is also associated with a good long-term outcome, is as safe as other treatment regimes, and performs as well as the combination of high-dose MTX and the tumor necrosis factor antagonist infliximab...
2015: Neuroimmunomodulation
E Melguizo, V Navarro, B Hernández, K Santos, T Arrobas, C Domínguez, F Navarro, C González
BACKGROUND: Besides the development of new markers and diagnostic criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), many patients are still diagnosed after several years of symptoms. Oxidative stress markers are already increased at an early stage of RA. Our aim was to evaluate the additional diagnostic value of these markers. METHODS: A case-control study was performed. Patients met the 1987 RA ACR criteria, less than 2 years of symptoms and no previous treatment with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD), steroids or vitamin E...
January 2014: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
Marieke M ter Wee, Debby den Uyl, Maarten Boers, Pit Kerstens, Mike Nurmohamed, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Willem F Lems
BACKGROUND: Recently, we documented the likely non-inferiority of Combinatietherapie Bij Reumatoïde Artritis (COBRA)-light therapy (methotrexate increased to 25 mg/week with initial prednisolone 30 mg/day) compared with the original COBRA therapy (methotrexate 7.5 mg/week, sulfasalazine 2 g/day, with initial prednisolone 60 mg/day) after 26 weeks in patients with early active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). OBJECTIVE: To assess the non-inferiority of COBRA-light versus COBRA after 1 year in terms of disease activity (DAS44), functional outcome (Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ)) and radiographic progression (Sharp/van der Heijde score (SHS)), and to assess the effect of adding etanercept...
June 2015: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Lorena Longato, Loredana Cavalli, Gemma Marcucci, Alessia Metozzi, Francesca Giusti, Maria Luisa Brandi, Prisco Piscitelli
Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) has been recently described after intravenous administration of amino-bisphosphonates and - less frequently - in association with the use of oral bisphosphonates. Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ) may affect mandible bone (65%), maxilla bone (26%) and rarely (9%) both sites simultaneously. Although causality may never be proven, emerging experimental data have established a strong association between monthly intravenous bisphosphonate administration and ONJ...
May 2013: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
L Heimans, M van den Broek, S le Cessie, B Siegerink, N Riyazi, K H Han, P J S M Kerstens, T W J Huizinga, W F Lems, C F Allaart
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between high body mass index (BMI) and treatment response in recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: In the Behandelstrategieën voor Reumatoide Artritis (Treatment Strategies for Rheumatoid Arthritis) study, 508 patients were randomized to initial monotherapy or combination therapy with prednisone or infliximab (IFX). The response to Disease Activity Score (DAS) ≤2.4-steered treatment (first dose and after 1 year) was compared between patients with a BMI <25 kg/m(2) and ≥25 kg/m(2) , using relative risk (RR) regression analyses...
August 2013: Arthritis Care & Research
Antonio J García Ruiz, Ana C Montesinos Gálvez, Lucía Pérez Costillas, Pablo Rebollo
OBJECTIVE: To compare, in the Spanish setting, two drugs for adults with rheumatoid artritis (RA): leflunomide and subcutaneous methotrexate (SC). The high price of methotrexate SC compared with traditional presentations of methotrexate justifies conducting an economic evaluation comparing it with leflunomide. METHODS: The analysis considered the annual costs of the drugs and their effectiveness, measured with a Number Needed to Treat (NNT) approach, considering both the ACR20 and ACR50 criteria for effectiveness...
March 2009: Reumatología Clinica
José Federico Díaz-González, Iván Ferraz Amaro
Classically, B-cells have been considered to play a secondary role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid artritis, restricted to the production of auto-antibodies. Nevertheless, the unexpected good clinical response that the systemic depletion of B-cells has demonstrated in a well-controlled clinical trial in patients with rheumatoid artritis has revitalized the interest in this cell type in the pathogenesis of this autoimmune disease. Several evidences suggest that B-cells can regulate the course of the immune response through antibody productionindependent mechanisms...
July 2007: Reumatología Clinica
Darío Ponce de León Pandolfi, César Pastor Asurza, Yasmina Beraun, Eduardo Acevedo-Vásquez, Alfredo Sánchez-Torres, José Alfaro Lozano, Risto Perich Campos, Mariano Cucho Venegas, César Gutiérrez Villafuerte, César Sánchez Schwartz
INTRODUCTION: We demonstrated, in a recently published study, far more PPD negative reactivity among patients who had RA (70%) than among controls (30%). To evaluate the hypothesis that different response to PPD in RA patients is associated with different profiles of serum cytokines, we compared the serum levels of IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, TNF alpha and IFN gamma from PPD negative and PPD positive RA patients. We also evaluated any correlations between serum cytokines and RA activity...
November 2006: Reumatología Clinica
Daniel Xibillé-Friedmann, Victor Mondragón-Flores, César Horcasitas de la Rosa
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an important cause of disability, affects 1% of the population. Early diagnosis and referral to a rheumatologist are positive prognostic factor but diagnosis in many cases is in the hands of primary care physicians (PCP). OBJECTIVE: To determine the criteria used by PCP for diagnosis of RA and referral of these patients to a rheumatologist; to evaluate how many cases can be classified as RA according to the ACR. METHODS: Retrospective study of 530 patients referred by PCP and seen as outpatients at a rheumatology clinic in 2002...
September 2006: Reumatología Clinica
M D Ruiz-Montesinos, B Hernández-Cruz, R Ariza-Ariza, L Carmona, J Ballina, F Navarro-Sarabia et al.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the annual costs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients attended at rheumatology units in Spanish public hospitals. METHODS: A longitudinal, prospective, multicenter, observational, 1-year study was performed in the rheumatology units of randomly selected Spanish public hospitals. Randomly selected RA patients were included. The patients made four visits (at baseline and every 4 months). Resource use and costs were collected from patient diaries and structured questionnaires...
December 2005: Reumatología Clinica
M D Ruiz-Montesinos, B Hernández-Cruz, R Ariza-Ariza, L Carmona, J Ballina, F Navarro-Sarabia et al.
OBJECTIVE: To determine resource use over a 1-year period in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) attended in rheumatology units in hospitals within the Spanish public health system. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An observational, longitudinal, prospective, multicenter, 1-year study was performed in randomly selected rheumatology units in hospitals of the Spanish public health system. Patients with RA were randomly selected in each hospital. Four visits (at baseline and every 4 months) were conducted by a rheumatologist not routinely involved in the care of the patient...
October 2005: Reumatología Clinica
Josefina Marcos, Christian Waimann, Fernando Dal Pra, Jimena Hogrefe, Soledad Retamozo, Francisco Caeiro, Luciana Casalla, Mariana Benegas, Oscar Rillo, Alberto Spindler, Horacio Berman, Alberto Berman, Anastasia Secco, Rodrigo García Salinas, Antonio Catalán Pellet, Federico Ceccato, Sergio Paira, Juan C Marcos, José A Maldonado Cocco, Gustavo Citera
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to describe the general characteristics of a cohort of patients with early arthritis in Argentina. METHODS: CONAART (Consorcio Argentino de Artritis Temprana--Argentine Consortium for Early Arthritis) is an initiative of seven rheumatology centres across Argentina. Patients were included if they had at least one or more swollen joints and <2 years of disease duration. Social, demographic, familiar, hereditary, clinical and laboratory data were recollected...
January 2011: Rheumatology
Loreto Massardo, María E Suárez-Almazor, Mario H Cardiel, Arnulfo Nava, Roger A Levy, Ieda Laurindo, Enrique R Soriano, Eduardo Acevedo-Vázquez, Alberto Millán, Carlos Pineda-Villaseñor, Claudio Galarza-Maldonado, Carlo V Caballero-Uribe, Rolando Espinosa-Morales, Bernardo A Pons-Estel
OBJECTIVE: A consensus meeting of representatives of 18 Latin-American and Caribbean countries gathered in Reñaca, Chile, for 2 days to identify problems and provide recommendations for the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Latin America, a region where poverty and other health priorities make the efforts to provide effective and high quality care difficult. This report includes recommendations for health professionals, patients, and health authorities in Latin America, with an emphasis on education and therapeutic issues...
June 2009: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Lilian H D van Tuyl, Maarten Boers, Willem F Lems, Robert B Landewé, Huub Han, S van der Linden, Mart van de Laar, Rene Westhovens, J Christiaan van Denderen, Marie-Louise Westedt, André J Peeters, Piet Jacobs, Tom W J Huizinga, Hans van de Brink, Ben A C Dijkmans, Alexandre E Voskuyl
BACKGROUND: COBRA (for 'COmbinatie therapie Bij Rheumatoide Artritis') combination therapy is effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but long-term safety is unknown. This study evaluates survival, comorbidities and joint damage in the original COBRA trial cohort. METHODS: In the COBRA trial, 155 patients with early RA were treated with sulfasalazine (SSZ) monotherapy (SSZ group) or a combination of step-down prednisolone, methotrexate (MTX) and SSZ (COBRA group)...
May 2010: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Isidoro González-Alvaro, Miguel Angel Descalzo, Loreto Carmona
INTRODUCTION: The disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis has improved during the past decade. The availability of new drugs and also a better assessment of the disease have been proposed to be responsible for this improvement. In the present work we estimate the effect of these factors on disease activity and function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis at the beginning of the new century. METHODS: The Estudio de la Morbilidad y Expresión Clínica de la Artritis Reumatoide (EMECAR) cohort was assembled in 2000 from the random sampling of rheumatoid arthritis patients registered in 34 centers...
2008: Arthritis Research & Therapy
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