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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141716/hansen-s-disease-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-crossover-of-clinical-symptoms-a-case-series-of-18-patients-in-the-united-states
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Sarah M Labuda, John S Schieffelin, Jeffrey G Shaffer, Barbara M Stryjewska
Hansen's Disease (HD) is a rare, chronic granulomatous infection of the skin and peripheral nerves caused by the noncultivable organism Mycobacterium leprae. Arthritis is the third most common symptom of HD. Subjects with both confirmed HD on skin biopsy and chronic arthritis were identified at the National Hansen's Disease Program (NHDP). We conducted a series of medical chart reviews and extracted and logged personally deidentified data into a database and carried out descriptive analyses. Eighteen of 261 subjects presented to the NDHP with both HD and chronic arthritis between 2001 and 2015...
October 23, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129326/risk-factors-and-clinical-characteristics-of-deep-knee-infection-in-patients-with-intra-articular-injections-a-matched-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Chi Xu, Haiwen Peng, Rui Li, Wei Chai, Xiang Li, Jun Fu, Kan Liu, Baozhan Yu, Chengqi Jia, Jiying Chen
BACKGROUND: Deep knee infection (DKI), consisting of sepsis arthritis (SA) and chronic low-grade infection (CLGI), is a rare but catastrophic adverse event that can result from intra-articular (IA) injections. The purpose of this study was to assess the risk factors for DKI and describe the clinical characteristics of DKI in patients who received IA injections. METHODS: Fifty patients with IA injection-induced DKI who underwent surgical treatment between January 2010 and May 2016 served as cases and were matched with non-infected controls who received IA injections in a proportion of 1:5 based on age, gender, and date of admission...
October 20, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124076/clinical-outcomes-of-hip-arthroscopic-surgery-in-patients-with-femoral-retroversion-a-matched-study-to-patients-with-normal-femoral-anteversion
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David E Hartigan, Itay Perets, John P Walsh, Edwin O Chaharbakhshi, Leslie C Yuen, Benjamin G Domb
Background: Femoral retroversion has been noted as a possible risk factor for poor clinical results after hip arthroscopic surgery. Purpose: To compare the outcomes of the arthroscopic treatment of hip abnormalities in patients with femoral retroversion to patients with femoral anteversion between 10° and 20°. Study Design: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. Methods: Between November 2011 and September 2013, 790 hip arthroscopic procedures were performed at a single institution...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116386/clinical-and-ultrasonographic-enthesopathy-in-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-is-masei-or-only-calcaneal-enthesitis-sufficient
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Ekrem Süleyman, Kemal Nas, Halil Harman, Nedim Kaban
AIM: We aimed at investigating the ultrasonographic (US) and clinical prevalence of enthesopathy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and axial spondyloarthropathy (SpA), as well as the correlation between this condition and disease activity, along with the quality of life. METHODS: Included in the study were 30 axial SpA, 21 patients with RA, and 25 healthy cases. Bath Anklylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life (ASQoL), Disease activity index  28 (DAS28), and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) were used for clinical evaluation, and enthesal pain was evaluated by VAS, whereas enthesitis US evaluation was performed by using the MAdrid Sonographic Enthesitis Index (MASEI)...
November 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112801/value-of-rapid3-in-patients-with-psa-results-from-the-ticopa-and-lopas-ii-databases
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Laura C Coates, William Tillett, Gavin Shaddick, Theodore Pincus, Arthur Kavanaugh, Philip S Helliwell
OBJECTIVE: To analyze RAPID3, a patient-reported, composite index, designed initially for feasibility in clinical care. RAPID3 was developed in rheumatoid arthritis, but has been found useful in many rheumatic diseases. We analysed RAPID3 in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: Post-hoc analyses were performed on two independent datasets, the tight control of PsA (TICOPA) clinical trial, and the long-term outcome in PsA study (LOPAS II), an observational cohort...
November 7, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111466/anxiety-and-insomnia-in-young-and-middle-aged-adult-hip-pain-patients-with-and-without-femoroacetabular-impingement-and-developmental-hip-dysplasia
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Heidi Prather, Andrew Creighton, Chris Sorenson, Scott Simpson, Maria Reese, Devyani Hunt, Monica Rho
BACKGROUND: Hip pain in young and middle- aged adults with and without hip deformity receive treatment focused primarily related to hip structure. Because their hip pain may be chronic, these patients develop other modifiable co-existing disorders related to pain that go undiagnosed in this young and active population including insomnia and anxiety. OBJECTIVE: The objective is to compare assessments of insomnia and anxiety in young and middle-aged adults presenting with hip pain with no greater than minimal osteoarthritis (OA) compared to asymptomatic (healthy) controls...
October 27, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109890/gossypiboma-resection-after-eight-years-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-diabetes
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Kenley Unruh, Hsien Sing Sam Hsieh
Gossypiboma is the term used to refer to a mass formed by surgical material left in the body cavity after surgery. We present the case of a middle-aged woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis controlled with corticosteroids and biologic therapies, uncontrolled type II diabetes mellitus, and cesarean section with postoperative bleeding eight years earlier, who presents with right lower quadrant abdominal pain and is found to have a gossypiboma from her previous operation. A subsequent operation is undertaken to remove the gossypiboma...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104039/increased-levels-of-interleukin-22-in-thoracic-aorta-and-plasma-from-patients-with-acute-thoracic-aortic-dissection
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Jing Ye, Menglong Wang, Huimin Jiang, Qingwei Ji, Ying Huang, Jianfang Liu, Tao Zeng, Yao Xu, Zhen Wang, Yingzhong Lin, Jun Wan
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-22 plays important roles in the development of arterial disease, including atherosclerosis and hypertension. However, the relationship between IL-22 and acute thoracic aortic dissection (TAD) remains unknown. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from patients with chest pain who underwent computed tomography angiography of the thoracic aorta but had no known preoperative diagnosis of coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, arthritis, and/or membranous nephropathy...
November 3, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103073/the-efficacy-of-tai-chi-and-yoga-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-spondyloarthropathies-a-narrative-biomedical-review
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REVIEW
Gulseren Akyuz, Ozge Kenis-Coskun
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthropathies (SpA) are among the most common inflammatory rheumatic diseases, which might induce chronic pain for their sufferers. Mind-body interventions like Tai Chi and yoga are among the many alternative therapies for combatting chronic pain. This review aims to overview the articles about their effectiveness in RA and SpA. We searched PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, and Web of Science for English-language sources from their inception through September 2017. Case-control studies, interventional studies, and case series that included more than three cases and randomized crossover studies were included...
November 4, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101777/percutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-for-chronic-knee-pain-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Da-Peng He, Jun Zhang, Zheng-Fa Bai
Context • Anti-inflammatory drugs are often used to treat chronic knee pain (CKP), but their long-term use is associated with decreased effectiveness and numerous side effects. Complementary and alternative medicine provides additional treatments for the condition, including percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS). However, the benefits of PENS for treatment of CKP are still controversial. Objective • The study intended to assess the effects and safety of PENS for treatment of CKP. Methods • This study was a 2-arm, randomized, sham-controlled trial...
November 4, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100774/bilateral-hip-arthroscopy-direct-comparison-of-primary-acetabular-labral-repair-and-primary-acetabular-labral-reconstruction
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Brian J White, Julie Patterson, Mackenzie M Herzog
PURPOSE: Directly compare primary acetabular labral repair versus primary acetabular labral reconstruction using a self-controlled cohort study design. METHODS: Patients who underwent primary labral repair in one hip and primary labral reconstruction using iliotibial band allograft in the other hip by a single surgeon between August 2009 and November 2014 were identified. One patient with inflammatory arthritis was excluded. Patient-reported outcome data included change in Modified Harris Hip Score (MHHS), Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS), average pain using a 10-point visual analog scale (VAS), and patient satisfaction (1: very dissatisfied, 10: very satisfied)...
October 31, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096934/a-randomized-trial-of-a-motivational-interviewing-intervention-to-increase-lifestyle-physical-activity-and-improve-self-reported-function-in-adults-with-arthritis
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Abigail L Gilbert, Jungwha Lee, Linda Ehrlich-Jones, Pamela A Semanik, Jing Song, Christine A Pellegrini, Daniel Pinto Pt, Dorothy D Dunlop, Rowland W Chang
BACKGROUND: Arthritis is a leading cause of chronic pain and functional limitations. Exercise is beneficial for improving strength and function and decreasing pain. We evaluated the effect of a motivational interviewing-based lifestyle physical activity intervention on self-reported physical function in adults with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Participants were randomized to intervention or control. Control participants received a brief physician recommendation to increase physical activity to meet national guidelines...
October 5, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083361/chondral-tissue-engineering-of-the-reumatoid-knee-with-collagen-matrix-autologous-chondrocytes-implant
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Massimiliano Leigheb, Michela Bosetti, Antonio De Consoli, Alessia Borroni, Mario Cannas, Federico Grassi
Articular cartilage repair is still a challenge. To date evidence is insufficient to support a treatment over the others. Inflammatory conditions in the joint hamper the application of tissue engineering during chronic joint diseases. Most of the Matrix Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI) cases reported in literature do not deal with rheumatoid knees and do not have a long clinical-histologic follow-up. We report about a 46-year old woman who suffered of a painful focal Outerbridge 4th degree chondral lesion in the medial femoral condyle of her left rheumatoid knee...
October 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080437/nursing-sensitive-outcomes-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-literature-review
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Patricia Minnock, Gabrielle McKee, Alexia Kelly, Sheree C Carter, Victoria Menzies, Denis O'Sullivan, Pam Richards, Mwidimi Ndosi, Yvonne van Eijk Hustings
BACKGROUND: Although rheumatology nursing has been shown to be effective in managing patients with rheumatoid arthritis, patient outcomes sensitive to nursing interventions (nursing sensitive outcomes) have not been systematically studied. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to identify and delineate relevant patient outcomes measured in studies that reported nursing interventions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. DESIGN: A systematic search was conducted from 1990 to 2016...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069047/amputation-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-due-to-a-giant-gouty-tophi-a-case-report
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Chenchen Zhou, Cheng Xue, Bo Yang, Wutao Wang, Yanqiu Xu, Fang Huang, Yi Wang
RATIONALE: The first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP1) is the most frequent site of gouty tophi. We report an unusual case with a giant skin-perforating tophi. This is the first case of gouty tophi at MTP1 which accepts surgical debulking and amputation. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 42-year-old man presented with a seven-year history of gout and a giant tophi at MTP1. The patient was referred to hospital due to persistent pain and ulcerations on the surface of the left MTP1...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067050/delayed-conventional-dmards-therapy-is-effective-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Tasnim Ahsan, Uzma Erum, Danish Khowaja, Assadullah Dahani
OBJECTIVE: To determine the disease severity in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), at baseline and the impact of treatment on disease activity (DA) after six months of disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) therapy. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted at the 'Rheumatology Clinic' of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi, from June 2014 to May 2015. A total of 111 patients, with the diagnosis of RA were included in the study...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051900/previous-rotator-cuff-repair-is-associated-with-inferior-clinical-outcomes-after-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Edward J W Shields, Denise M Koueiter, Tristan Maerz, Adam Schwark, J Michael Wiater
BACKGROUND: Although recent evidence suggests that any prior shoulder surgery may cause inferior shoulder arthroplasty outcomes, there is no consensus on whether previous rotator cuff repair (RCR) is associated with inferior outcomes after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA). PURPOSE: To retrospectively compare outcomes in patients who underwent RTSA with and without previous RCR. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Patients with prior RCR and those without previous shoulder surgery (control) who underwent RTSA for cuff tear arthropathy or irreparable cuff tear were retrospectively identified from a prospective database...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050507/effectiveness-of-an-overall-progressive-resistance-strength-program-for-improving-the-functional-capacity-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Felipe Martinelli Lourenzi, Anamaria Jones, Daniele Freitas Pereira, João Henrique Costa Alves Dos Santos, Rita Nely Vilar Furtado, Jamil Natour
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of overall progressive resistance training in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical trial with blinded assessor and intention-to-treat analysis. SETTING: Outpatient clinics. SUBJECTS: Sixty patients with rheumatoid arthritis according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria, aged between 18 and 65 years old, under stable medication and not performing regular physical activity were randomized into two groups: intervention group (IG) and control group (CG)...
November 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043493/community-based-intervention-to-promote-physical-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-cippa-ra-a-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-control-trial
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Louise Larkin, Stephen Gallagher, Alexander Fraser, Norelee Kennedy
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory condition which may cause pain, stiffness and fatigue. People who have RA have reduced levels of physical activity due to these symptoms. Interventions targeting physical activity behaviour in this population have had limited efficacy. This paper describes a protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a theory-based intervention delivered in a community setting designed to promote physical activity in people who have RA. The aim of the pilot study is to assess the impact of the intervention on moderate-intensity physical activity in people with RA...
December 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028793/clinico-pathological-features-of-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-a-case-control-study-at-alert-hospital-ethiopia
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Edessa Negera, Stephen L Walker, Selfu Girma, Shimelis N Doni, Degafe Tsegaye, Saba M Lambert, Munir H Idriss, Yohanis Tsegay, Hazel M Dockrell, Abraham Aseffa, Diana N Lockwood
BACKGROUND: Leprosy reactions are a significant cause of morbidity in leprosy population. Erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) is an immunological complication affecting approximately 50% of patients with lepromatous leprosy (LL) and 10% of borderline lepromatous (BL) leprosy. ENL is associated with clinical features such as skin lesions, neuritis, arthritis, dactylitis, eye inflammation, osteitis, orchitis, lymphadenitis and nephritis. ENL is treated mainly with corticosteroids and corticosteroids are often required for extended periods of time which may lead to serious adverse effects...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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