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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926914/comorbidities-in-turkish-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-association-with-the-health-related-quality-of-life-in-terms-of-disease-activity-functional-and-radiological-status-severity-of-pain-and-social-and-emotional-functioning
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Yesim Garip, Filiz Eser, Hatice Bodur
AIMS: The aim of our study was to investigate the comorbidities in Turkish RA patients and evaluate the impact of comorbidities on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in terms of disease activity, functional and radiological status, severity of pain, and social and emotional functioning. METHODS: In a cross-sectional setting, a total of 160 RA patients who were admitted to our outpatient clinic between December 2013 and February 2014 were consecutively enrolled in the study...
November 23, 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921113/-musculoskeletal-related-chest-pain
#2
C Sturm, T Witte
BACKGROUND: Approximately 10-50% of chest pains are caused by musculoskeletal disorders. The association is twice as frequent in primary care as in emergency admissions. AIM: This article provides an overview of the most important musculoskeletal causes of chest pain and on the diagnostics and therapy. METHODS: A selective search and analysis of the literature related to the topic of musculoskeletal causes of chest pain were carried out. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Non-inflammatory diseases, such as costochondritis and fibromyalgia are frequent causes of chest pain...
December 5, 2016: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908307/evolution-of-imaging-findings-laboratory-and-functional-parameters-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-after-one-year-of-treatment-with-anti-tnf-%C3%AE-agents
#3
Efstathios E Detorakis, Eleftherios Magkanas, Ismini Lasithiotaki, Prodromos Sidiropoulos, Dimitrios T Boumpas, Nicholas Gourtsoyiannis, Katerina Antoniou, Maria Raissaki
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy and safety of anti-TNF-α agent treatment compared to non-biologic DMARDs in rheumatoid arthritis patients. METHODS: 82 consecutive patients, 29 males, 53 females, aged 42-79, diagnosed with RA and suitable for anti-TNF-α treatment composed two study groups: 42 with pre-existing rheumatoid arthritis-related interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD) and 40 without RA-ILD. Respective control groups consisted of 44 patients with pre-existing RA-ILD and 44 patients without RA-ILD, treated with non-biologic DMARDs...
October 27, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855721/the-lung-microbiota-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-autoimmunity
#4
Jose U Scher, Vijay Joshua, Alejandro Artacho, Shahla Abdollahi-Roodsaz, Johan Öckinger, Susanna Kullberg, Magnus Sköld, Anders Eklund, Johan Grunewald, Jose C Clemente, Carles Ubeda, Leopoldo N Segal, Anca I Catrina
BACKGROUND: Airway abnormalities and lung tissue citrullination are found in both rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and individuals at-risk for disease development. This suggests the possibility that the lung could be a site of autoimmunity generation in RA, perhaps in response to microbiota changes. We therefore sought to test whether the RA lung microbiome contains distinct taxonomic features associated with local and/or systemic autoimmunity. METHODS: 16S rRNA gene high-throughput sequencing was utilized to compare the bacterial community composition of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BAL) in patients with early, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD)-naïve RA, patients with lung sarcoidosis, and healthy control subjects...
November 17, 2016: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837342/health-related-quality-of-life-and-utility-comparison-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-in-taiwan
#5
Hsin-Hua Chen, Der-Yuan Chen, Yi-Ming Chen, Kuo-Lung Lai
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the health-related quality of life among patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This prospective, cross-sectional survey was conducted from September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009. Patients answered questions with regard to demographics and disease characteristics and also completed generic (SF-36) and preference-based utility (SF-6D and EQ-5D) instruments. Multivariate analysis assessed the relationship of RA and SLE to AS with respect to the outcomes of the different health-related quality of life instruments...
November 12, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796844/the-complex-role-of-the-lung-in-the-pathogenesis-and-clinical-outcomes-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
REVIEW
Lindsay B Kelmenson, M Kristen Demoruelle, Kevin D Deane
While the primary manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is articular disease, extra-articular disease may also occur. In particular, pulmonary disease is a frequent extra-articular manifestation of seropositive RA and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in this population. This review will highlight studies published in the last several years and will, in particular, discuss the relationship of antibodies to citrullinated protein/peptide antigens (ACPA) and lung disease in patients with RA. We will also review the data regarding the potential role of the lung and generation of RA-related autoantibodies in a period of disease development termed "preclinical RA...
November 2016: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733490/therapeutic-management-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Andrea Picchianti Diamanti, Milica Markovic, Giuseppe Argento, Simonetta Giovagnoli, Alberto Ricci, Bruno Laganà, Raffaele D'Amelio
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that can present different extrarticular manifestations involving heart, lungs and kidneys. In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the central role played by the lungs in the onset and progression of RA. In particular interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common pulmonary manifestation that may be related to the inflammatory process itself, infectious complications and to the treatments used. Management of patients with ILD/RA is still a challenge for clinicians, both synthetic [mainly methotrexate (MTX), leflunomide] and biologic immunosuppressors [mainly anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α] have in fact been related to the onset or worsening of lung diseases with conflicting data...
October 12, 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719973/imaging-of-pulmonary-manifestations-of-connective-tissue-diseases
#8
REVIEW
Jitesh Ahuja, Deepika Arora, Jeffrey P Kanne, Travis S Henry, J David Godwin
Connective tissue diseases (CTDs) are a heterogeneous group of conditions characterized by circulating autoantibodies and autoimmune-mediated organ damage. Common CTDs with lung manifestations are rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma or systemic sclerosis, Sjögren syndrome, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosis, mixed connective tissue disease, and undifferentiated connective tissue disease. The most common histopathologic patterns of CTD-related interstitial lung disease are nonspecific interstitial pneumonia, usual interstitial pneumonia, organizing pneumonia, and lymphoid interstitial pneumonia...
November 2016: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711025/methotrexate-and-lung-disease-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
Richard Conway, John J Carey
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common chronic inflammatory disease affecting many tissues and resulting in substantial morbidity and increased mortality. Arthritis is the most notable clinical feature, but extra-articular features can have devastating consequences. Pulmonary manifestations are common in RA, with high rates of disease related lung disease and a propensity to pulmonary infections. Respiratory illness remains a leading cause of death among RA populations. Modern medicine greatly reduces the illness burden among patients with RA, particularly through the use of disease-modifying medications...
October 6, 2016: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641915/the-microbiome-a-revolution-in-treatment-for-rheumatic-diseases
#10
REVIEW
James T Rosenbaum, Mark J Asquith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The microbiome is the term that describes the microbial ecosystem that cohabits an organism such as humans. The microbiome has been implicated in a long list of immune-mediated diseases which include rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and even gout. The mechanisms to account for this effect are multiple. The clinical implications from observations on the microbiome and disease are broad. RECENT FINDINGS: A growing number of microbiota constituents such as Prevotella copri, Porphyromonas gingivalis, and Collinsella have been correlated or causally related to rheumatic disease...
October 2016: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612279/cancer-co-occurrence-patterns-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-multiple-sclerosis-do-they-mirror-immune-system-imbalances
#11
Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Stephanie Rodgers, Aleksandra Aleksandrowicz, Margot Mutsch, Nina Steinemann, Viktor von Wyl, Roland von Känel, Matthias Bopp
BACKGROUND: To examine the site-specific cancer mortality among deaths registered with Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple sclerosis (MS). We focused on the patterns related to the most frequent cancers. METHODS: We analyzed Swiss mortality data over a 39-year period (1969-2007), using a statistical approach applicable to unique daabases, i.e. when no linkage with morbidity databases or disease registries is possible. It was based on a case-control design with bootstrapping to derive standardized mortality ratios (SMR)...
October 2016: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609750/rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-autoantibodies-and-subclinical-interstitial-lung-disease-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Elana J Bernstein, R Graham Barr, John H M Austin, Steven M Kawut, Ganesh Raghu, Jessica L Sell, Eric A Hoffman, John D Newell, Jubal R Watts, P Hrudaya Nath, Sushil K Sonavane, Joan M Bathon, Darcy S Majka, David J Lederer
BACKGROUND: Adults with interstitial lung disease (ILD) often have serologic evidence of autoimmunity of uncertain significance without overt autoimmune disease. We examined associations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated antibodies with subclinical ILD in community-dwelling adults. METHODS: We measured serum rheumatoid factor (RF) and anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (anti-CCP) and high attenuation areas (HAAs; CT attenuation values between -600 and -250 Hounsfield units) on cardiac CT in 6736 community-dwelling US adults enrolled in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis...
September 8, 2016: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602574/cigarette-smoke-induces-immune-responses-to-vimentin-in-both-arthritis-susceptible-and-resistant-humanized-mice
#13
Mitali Bidkar, Robert Vassallo, David Luckey, Michele Smart, Kelly Mouapi, Veena Taneja
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease marked by chronic synovial inflammation and both, genetic and environmental factors are involved in its pathogenesis. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) DRB1*0401 is associated with susceptibility to develop RA, while cigarette smoke (CS) exposure promotes seropositive disease with increased severity in DRB1*0401+ individuals. Smokers have higher levels of antibodies against citrullinated peptides. In this study, we determined whether the response to a known autoantigen, Vimentin (Vim) is shared epitope specific and how CS influences this response using transgenic-mice carrying RA-susceptible,*0401, and -resistant, *0402, genes...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27421215/connective-tissue-disease-related-interstitial-lung-disease
#14
REVIEW
M Kristen Demoruelle, Shikha Mittoo, Joshua J Solomon
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is commonly present in patients with an underlying connective tissue disease (CTD), particularly those with systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory myositis. The clinical spectrum can range from asymptomatic findings on imaging to respiratory failure and death. Distinguishing features in the clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic characteristics of CTD-ILD subsets can predict prognosis and treatment response. Treatment often consists of combinations of immunosuppressive medications, but there is a paucity of guidance in the literature to help clinicians determine appropriate screening and management of CTD-ILD...
February 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412038/survival-rates-of-cancer-patients-with-and-without-rheumatic-disease-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
#15
Jin Kyun Park, Ji Ae Yang, Eun Young Ahn, Sung Hae Chang, Yeong Wook Song, Jeffrey R Curtis, Eun Bong Lee
BACKGROUND: To compare the outcomes of gastric, colon, lung, and breast cancer patients with and without rheumatic diseases (RD). METHODS: This retrospective study compared the cancer survival rates of a cohort of 122 cancer patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), dermatomyositis/polymyositis (DM/PM), or systemic sclerosis with that of a cohort of 366 age-, sex-, and, cancer type-matched patients without RD who received medical care from 2000 to 2014...
2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27372294/association-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-padi4-and-hla-drb1-alleles-with-susceptibility-to-rheumatoid-arthritis-related-lung-diseases
#16
Seung Taek Song, Song Soo Kim, Ji Young Kim, So Young Lee, Kwangwoo Kim, In Sun Kwon, Ji Na Kim, Won Hong Park, In Seol Yoo, Su-Jin Yoo, Jin Hyun Kim, Seong Wook Kang, Seung-Cheol Shim
OBJECTIVE: Lung diseases (LD) are common extra-articular manifestations in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, little is known about factors associated with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis-related lung diseases (RA-LD). The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of PADI4 and HLA-DRB1 alleles were associated with RA-LD. METHODS: Blood samples and clinical data were collected from 116 consecutive RA patients who satisfied the 1987 American College of Rheumatology classification criteria...
October 2016: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27368035/diffuse-alveolar-damage-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-under-prolonged-leflunomide-treatment-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Li-Ta Keng, Mong-Wei Lin, Hsien-Neng Huang, Kuei-Pin Chung
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have pulmonary involvement, and interstitial lung disease (ILD) is the primary manifestation, in which diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) is a rare histopathologic pattern. Leflunomide (LEF) is a frequently prescribed disease-modifying antirheumatic drug for treating RA. LEF-related ILD in the form of DAD has been reported in patients with RA, with the duration of LEF treatment before symptom onset ranging from 6 to 1204 days.We present a case of elderly woman with RA under prolonged LEF treatment for >9 years (3291 days), who had acute respiratory failure with the initial presentation of exertional dyspnea, fever, chills, and productive cough for 2 days...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27336685/safety-of-repeated-open-label-treatment-courses-of-intravenous-ofatumumab-a-human-anti-cd20-monoclonal-antibody-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-three-clinical-trials
#18
Emilia Quattrocchi, Mikkel Østergaard, Peter C Taylor, Ronald F van Vollenhoven, Myron Chu, Stephen Mallett, Hayley Perry, Regina Kurrasch
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the safety of ofatumumab retreatment in rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: Patients with active rheumatoid arthritis participating in two phase III trials (OFA110635 and OFA110634) and a phase II extension trial (OFA111752) received individualised open-label ofatumumab retreatment (700 mg X 2 intravenous infusions two weeks apart) ≥24 weeks following the first course and ≥16 weeks following further courses. Retreatment required evidence of clinical response followed by disease relapse...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27330933/management-of-widespread-skin-thickening-in-diffuse-systemic-sclerosis
#19
Suzanne Kafaja, Philip Clements
Skin thickening is one of the early organ manifestations of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and has a great impact on quality of life (QOL) as well as overall daily living in patients with SSc. The dynamic changes that occur as the disease progresses and as other organs become further involved present the treating physician with therapeutic challenges. Hence, when considering drug therapy for skin disease, the treating physician should consider a number of factors including disease duration, the rate of skin thickening, the extent of disease progression, organ involvements, and patient-related outcome measures, all of which impact the type of treatments considered...
March 2016: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27213221/tumour-markers-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#20
Ting Wang, Xing-Ju Zheng, Yu-Lin Ji, Zong-An Liang, Bin-Miao Liang
OBJECTIVES: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is the most common pulmonary extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but the pathogenesis of RA-ILD is unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the tumour markers levels in patients of rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD) and to explore the diagnostic value of serum tumour markers for RA-ILD. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients with RA-ILD and 83 patients with RA only were included...
July 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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