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Andrew I Rutherford, Sujith Subesinghe, Kimme L Hyrich, James B Galloway
OBJECTIVES: To compare the incidence of serious infection (SI) across biologic drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using data from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register for Rheumatoid Arthritis (BSRBR-RA). METHODS: The BSRBR-RA is a prospective observational cohort study. This analysis included patients with RA starting a new biologic. The primary outcome was SI defined as an infectious event requiring admission to hospital, intravenous antibiotics or resulting in death...
March 28, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Gerd Horneff, Ariane Klein, Gerd Ganser, Michaela Sailer-Höck, Annette Günther, Ivan Foeldvari, Frank Weller-Heinemann
OBJECTIVE: Several effective pharmacologic treatment options for polyarticual juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) have emerged but initial treatment is heterogeneous in Germany. Therefore, the German Society of Pediatric Rheumatolgy has established a commission to develop consensus "Protocols on classification, monitoring and therapy in children's rheumatology (PRO-KIND)" to harmonize diagnostic and treatment approaches for new-onset JIA in Germany. METHODS: A set of definitions for in- and exclusion, diagnostic workup, parameters for the evaluation of disease activity criteria, therapeutic options, medication dosing, monitoring recommendations, targets, definitions of a therapy failure and four therapeutic algorithms developed by a working group were agreed by web based survey to which all members of the GKJR have been invited...
November 7, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
M Eftekhar, A Athari, A Haghighi, N Mosaffa, F Shahram, A Abadi
BACKGROUND: This preliminary study was conducted to discriminate the prevalence of Acanthamoeba antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and healthy controls to analyze the correlation between these two groups. METHODS: From October 2006 to August 2007 a total of 121 serum samples from RA patients attending the Rheumatolgy Department at Shariati Hospital in Tehran were obtained and stored at -20°C until using by indirect fluorescent-antibody test (IFAT)...
March 2010: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
Miroslav Harjacek
Progress in the field of pediatric rheumatolgy has been extraordinary; subspecialty is accepted as essential, vital, indispensible and distinct from adult rheumatology. It is clear that arthritis in children is more heterogeneous than RA. Although there are similarities between the inflammatory arthritides occuring in adults and children, RA and JIA appear to be distinct phenotypically with exception for the older child with RF-positive polyarticular arthritis. Progress in molecular biology has enabled us to diagnose those children earlier, and treat them more efficaciously with variety of drugs and biologic agents...
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