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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647559/mirna-146a-mirna-155-and-jnk-expression-levels-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-according-to-grade-of-knee-osteoarthritis
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Ahu Soyocak, Hulyam Kurt, Merih Ozgen, Didem Turgut Cosan, Ertugrul Colak, Hasan Veysi Gunes
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease characterized by joint pain and a progressive loss of articular cartilage. OA known as a non-inflammatory disease. Despite this the recent studies are shown synovitis and low inflammation to have a role in OA pathophysiology. The aim of this study to determine the roles of a potential therapeutic targets miRNA-146a, miRNA-155 and JNK expression levels in OA patients. Peripheral mononuclear blood cells (PBMCs) were extracted from OA patients and healthy subjects...
June 21, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644744/add-on-iguratimod-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-to-achieve-remission-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-inadequately-responding-to-biological-dmards-a-retrospective-study
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Ayaka Yoshikawa, Shuzo Yoshida, Yuko Kimura, Nao Tokai, Yohei Fujiki, Takuya Kotani, Yoko Matsumura, Tohru Takeuchi, Shigeki Makino
OBJECTIVES: In this study, iguratimod (IGU) was added to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients inadequately responding to 24-week or longer treatment with biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (bDMARDs), its effectiveness was assessed, and factors contributing to remission were evaluated. METHODS: RA patients who fulfilled the following criteria were included: (i) ≥ 24-week of bDMARDs; (ii) 2.6 < disease activity score (DAS) 28-erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) < 5...
June 23, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640291/a-ferrocene-based-switchable-molecular-folding-ruler
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Synøve Ø Scottwell, Jonathan E Barnsley, C John McAdam, Keith C Gordon, James D Crowley
A 2,2'-bipyridine-appended bis(ferrocene) three tiered molecular folding ruler, can be switched from a folded conformation to an extended conformation by the addition of [Cu(CH3CN)4](PF6) and 6,6'-dimesityl-2,2'-bipyridine. This extension and contraction process could be triggered either chemically or electrochemically and was reversible.
June 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638690/an-unusual-case-of-diffuse-pigmented-villonodular-synovitis-of-the-shoulder-a-multidisciplinary-approach-with-arthroscopic-synovectomy-and-adjuvant-radiotherapy
#4
Tânia Quinás Serra, João Morais, Zico Gonçalves, Francisco Agostinho, Gilberto Melo, Mónica Henriques
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare proliferative disorder of the synovial membrane. This condition is usually monoarticular, can be locally destructive, and involves muscles, tendons, bursae, bones, and skin. The most commonly affected joints are the knee and hip, followed by the ankle and shoulder. Patients often present with pain, swelling, and joint effusion; however, the duration of symptoms varies. Total synovectomy is the preferred treatment for PVNS. Subtotal synovectomy is a factor of recurrence, and in diffuse PVNS, total excision is very difficult to achieve...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638684/the-new-acr-eular-criteria-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-can-identify-patients-with-same-disease-activity-but-less-damage-by-ultrasound
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Sibel Zehra Aydın, Concepcion Castillo-Gallego, Jackie Nam, Jane Freeston, Sarah Horton, Richard J Wakefield, Paul Emery
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the ultrasound findings of patients fulfilling the 1987 ACR [OLD-rheumatoid arthritis (RA)] and the new ACR/EULAR (NEW-RA) classification criteria to examine the impact of the new criteria on disease characteristics, particularly disease duration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 2730 hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, and foot joints of 105 consecutive patients with inflammatory arthritis, i.e., 82 patients fulfilling the RA criteria (60 patients, OLD-RA; 22 patients, NEW-RA alone) and 23 patients with undifferentiated arthritis, were scanned using ultrasound...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637299/serological-investigation-of-mycoplasma-synoviae-infection-in-china-from-2010-to-2015
#6
J Xue, M Y Xu, Z J Ma, J Zhao, N Jin, G Z Zhang
Mycoplasma synoviae can cause worldwide respiratory diseases, synovitis, or subclinical symptoms in poultry. M. synoviae infection occurs throughout the yr and causes significant economic losses, including increased mortality, condemnations, medication, and live production cost. In the present study, the seroprevalence of M. synoviae among 44,395 non-vaccinated chickens from 21 provinces in China from 2010 to 2015 was estimated using ELISA. The overall seroprevalence was 41.19%. Seropositive rates in different yr ranged between 24...
June 15, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634314/-a-case-of-moyamoya-disease-associated-with-sapho-syndrome
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Nobutaka Horie, Mayuko Baba, Ken Kawada, Yuuki Matsunaga, Eisaku Sadakata, Yoichi Morofuji, Tsuyoshi Izumo, Minoru Morikawa, Takeo Anda, Takayuki Matsuo
Moyamoya disease is a unique occlusive disease of the internal carotid artery(ICA)with moyamoya vessels that can lead to transient ischemic attacks and hemorrhagic stroke. When other inherited or acquired disorders and conditions occur in conjunction with moyamoya disease, the syndrome is known as quasi-moyamoya disease. We report the case of a 34-year-old woman with a past history of SAPHO(Synovitis-Acne-Pustulosis-Hyperostosis-Osteomyelitis)syndrome, who presented with arm weakness and headache. Magnetic resonance angiography revealed severe terminal stenosis of the left ICA with moyamoya vessels, and she was diagnosed as moyamoya disease associated with SAPHO syndrome...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631701/-clinical-features-of-osteoarthritis-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
#8
L V Vasilyeva, D I Lakhin
AIM: To estimate clinical and laboratory parameters in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and in those with OA and metabolic syndrome (MS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 164 patients with OA were examined and divided into 2 groups of 82 people: a study group (patients with MS) and a control one (those without MS). OA was defined according to the diagnostic criteria described by R.D. Althmann (1995). MS was identified based on the criteria developed by the International Diabetes Federation (2005)...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631608/one-year-in-review-2017-pathogenesis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Francesca Angelotti, Alice Parma, Giacomo Cafaro, Riccardo Capecchi, Alessia Alunno, Ilaria Puxeddu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. It has been postulated that a high-risk genetic background, in combination with epigenetic marks and environmental exposures, leads to a cascade of events inducing synovitis and consequent destructive arthritis. The clinical picture of joint involvement in RA is the result of chronic inflammation of the synovium, characterised by interactions of resident cells such as fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) with cells of the innate (e...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630741/the-reliability-of-commonly-used-arthroscopic-classifications-of-ligamentum-teres-pathology
#10
Brian M Devitt, Bjorn Smith, Robert Stapf, Suenghwan Jo, John M O'Donnell
The importance of the ligamentum teres (LT) in the hip is increasingly being recognized. However, the incidence of LT tears in the literature is extremely variable. Although classification systems exist their reliability in classifying LT pathology arthroscopically has not been well defined. To determine the inter- and intra-observer reliability of two existing classifications systems for the diagnosis of LT pathology at hip arthroscopy. Second, to identify key pathological findings currently not included. Four experienced hip-arthroscopists reviewed 40 standardized arthroscopic videos...
July 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630725/endoscopic-repair-of-hip-abductor-tears-outcomes-with-two-year-follow-up
#11
J W Thomas Byrd, Kay S Jones
Abductor lesions are increasingly recognized as a source of recalcitrant laterally based hip pain and dysfunction. There is a growing body of evidence that many of these may be amenable to endoscopic repair. To report the demographic data and outcomes of endoscopic hip abductor repair. Twelve patients underwent endoscopic abductor repair with 2-year follow-up. These patients were prospectively assessed with modified Harris hip and iHOT scores. The indications for surgery were clinical and MRI findings of symptomatic abductor tears that had failed conservative treatment...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621703/pain-sensation-in-human-osteoarthritic-knee-joints-is-strongly-enhanced-by-diabetes-mellitus
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Annett Eitner, Julia Pester, Franziska Vogel, Ivan Marintschev, Thomas Lehmann, Gunther O Hofmann, Hans-Georg Schaible
The major burden of knee joint osteoarthritis (OA) is pain. Since in elder patients diabetes mellitus is an important comorbidity of OA we explored whether the presence of diabetes mellitus has a significant influence on pain intensity at the end stage of knee OA, and we aimed to identify factors possibly related to changes of pain intensity in diabetic patients. In 23 diabetic and 47 non-diabetic OA patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, we assessed the pain intensity before the operation using the "Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome score" (KOOS)...
June 8, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620193/microrna-29a-counteracts-synovitis-in-knee-osteoarthritis-pathogenesis-by-targeting-vegf
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Jih-Yang Ko, Mel S Lee, Wei-Shiung Lian, Wen-Tsan Weng, Yi-Chih Sun, Yu-Shan Chen, Feng-Sheng Wang
Synovitis contributes to the development of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. MicroRNAs regulate joint microenvironment homeostasis and deterioration. This study was undertaken to characterize the actions of microRNA-29a (miR-29a) to synovial remodeling in OA joints. Synovial specimens isolated from patients with end-stage OA knees showed abundant fibrotic matrix and vessel histopathology concomitant with weak miR-29a expression. In vitro, miR-29a knockdown caused synovial fibroblasts to exhibit high expressions of collagen III, TGF-β1, MMP9, MMP13, and ADAMTS5, whereas miR-29a overexpression diminished these joint-deleterious factors...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620061/whole-body-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-inflammatory-arthritis-systematic-literature-review-and-first-steps-toward-standardization-and-an-omeract-scoring-system
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Mikkel Østergaard, Iris Eshed, Christian E Althoff, Rene P Poggenborg, Torsten Diekhoff, Simon Krabbe, Sabine Weckbach, Robert G W Lambert, Susanne J Pedersen, Walter P Maksymowych, Charles G Peterfy, Jane Freeston, Paul Bird, Philip G Conaghan, Kay-Geert A Hermann
OBJECTIVE: Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) is a relatively new technique that can enable assessment of the overall inflammatory status of people with arthritis, but standards for image acquisition, definitions of key pathologies, and a quantification system are required. Our aim was to perform a systematic literature review (SLR) and to develop consensus definitions of key pathologies, anatomical locations for assessment, a set of MRI sequences and imaging planes for the different body regions, and a preliminary scoring system for WB-MRI in inflammatory arthritis...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617559/blockade-of-il-17-alleviated-inflammation-in-rat-arthritis-and-mmp-13-expression
#15
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/28612674/difficulty-in-the-diagnosis-of-bone-and-joint-pain-associated-with-pediatric-acute-leukemia-comparison-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Takao Tsujioka, Minako Sugiyama, Masahiro Ueki, Yusuke Tozawa, Shunichiro Takezaki, Junjiro Ohshima, Yuko Cho, Masafumi Yamada, Akihiro Iguchi, Ichiro Kobayashi, Tadashi Ariga
OBJECTIVES: Acute leukemia often causes osteoarthralgia. The aim of this study is characterization of leukemia-associated osteoarthralgia in comparison with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical records of 31 patients with acute leukemia and 13 patients with articular JIA diagnosed between January 2008 and March 2013. Clinical and laboratory findings at the initial examination were compared among the three groups; 10 leukemia with and 21 leukemia without osteoarthralgia and 13 JIA groups...
June 14, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611080/magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessed-inflammation-in-the-wrist-is-associated-with-patient-reported-physical-impairment-global-assessment-of-disease-activity-and-pain-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-longitudinal-results-from-two-randomised-controlled-trials
#17
Daniel Glinatsi, Joshua F Baker, Merete L Hetland, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Bo J Ejbjerg, Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen, Peter Junker, Torkell Ellingsen, Hanne M Lindegaard, Ib Hansen, Tine Lottenburger, Jakob M Møller, Lykke Ørnbjerg, Aage Vestergaard, Anne Grethe Jurik, Henrik S Thomsen, Trine Torfing, Signe Møller-Bisgaard, Mette B Axelsen, Mikkel Østergaard
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether MRI assessed inflammation and damage in the wrist of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are associated with patient-reported outcomes (PROs). METHODS: Wrist and hand MRIs of 210 patients with early RA from two investigator-initiated, randomised controlled studies (CIMESTRA/OPERA) were assessed according to the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology RA MRI score (RAMRIS) for synovitis, tenosynovitis, osteitis, bone erosions and joint space narrowing (JSN) at baseline, 1 and 5 years follow-up...
June 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608162/diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-assessment-of-synovial-inflammation-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-promising-imaging-biomarker-as-an-alternative-to-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents
#18
Anouk M Barendregt, E Charlotte van Gulik, Cristina Lavini, Charlotte M Nusman, J Merlijn van den Berg, Dieneke Schonenberg-Meinema, Koert M Dolman, Taco W Kuijpers, Robert Hemke, Mario Maas
OBJECTIVES: To compare dynamic-contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in quantifying synovial inflammation in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: Regions of interest (ROI) were drawn in the synovium of JIA patients on T1 DCE and T2 DWI, followed by extraction of the maximum enhancement (ME), maximum initial slope (MIS), time to peak (TTP), % of different time intensity curve shapes (TIC) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of the ROIs...
June 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608150/-arthroscopy-of-the-proximal-interphalangeal-joint
#19
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/28606966/obesity-and-rates-of-clinical-remission-and-low-mri-inflammation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Michael D George, Mikkel Østergaard, Philip G Conaghan, Paul Emery, Daniel G Baker, Joshua F Baker
OBJECTIVES: Obesity has been proposed as a risk factor for refractory rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We evaluated the impact of obesity on achieving clinical and imaging definitions of low disease activity. METHODS: This study evaluated 470 patients with RA from GO-BEFORE and GO-FORWARD randomised clinical trials. Included patients had blinded clinical disease activity measures and MRI at baseline, 24 and 52 weeks. Synovitis, osteitis and total inflammation scores were determined using the RA MRI scoring system...
June 12, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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