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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346333/clinical-benefits-of-n-3-pufa-and-%C3%A9-linolenic-acid-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Mirjana Veselinovic, Dragan Vasiljevic, Vesna Vucic, Aleksandra Arsic, Snjezana Petrovic, Aleksandra Tomic-Lucic, Maja Savic, Sandra Zivanovic, Vladislava Stojic, Vladimir Jakovljevic
(1) Background: Marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and ɤ-linolenic acid (GLA) are well-known anti-inflammatory agents that may help in the treatment of inflammatory disorders. Their effects were examined in patients with rheumatoid arthritis; (2) Methods: Sixty patients with active rheumatoid arthritis were involved in a prospective, randomized trial of a 12 week supplementation with fish oil (group I), fish oil with primrose evening oil (group II), or with no supplementation (group III). Clinical and laboratory evaluations were done at the beginning and at the end of the study; (3) Results: The Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS 28 score), number of tender joints and visual analogue scale (VAS) score decreased notably after supplementation in groups I and II (p < 0...
March 25, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345245/pain-depressive-symptoms-and-medication-in-german-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-linking-patient-reported-outcomes-with-claims-data-for-health-services-research-in-rheumatology-proclair-study
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Kathrin Jobski, Andres Luque Ramos, Katinka Albrecht, Falk Hoffmann
PURPOSE: Pain and depressive symptoms are common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Information on the prevalence and treatment of both conditions in German RA patients is scarce. METHODS: Using data from a nationwide statutory health insurance fund (BARMER GEK), 6193 RA patients aged 18 to 79 years were provided with a questionnaire covering a variety of items such as demographics, medical condition and quality of life in 2015. Pain caused by the joint disorder (11-point scale) was classified as none existent/mild, moderate or severe...
March 26, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344775/tertiary-lymphoid-organs-in-systemic-autoimmune-diseases-%C3%A2-pathogenic-or-protective
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REVIEW
William D Shipman, Dragos C Dasoveanu, Theresa T Lu
Tertiary lymphoid organs are found at sites of chronic inflammation in autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. These organized accumulations of T and B cells resemble secondary lymphoid organs and generate autoreactive effector cells. However, whether they contribute to disease pathogenesis or have protective functions is unclear. Here, we discuss how tertiary lymphoid organs can generate potentially pathogenic cells but may also limit the extent of the response and damage in autoimmune disease...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344422/impaired-left-ventricular-diastolic-functions-and-thickened-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-is-correlated-with-das-28-score
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Sertac Alpaydın, Zafer Buyukterzi, Halil Ekrem Akkurt, Halim Yılmaz
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that is known to be associated with high cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. In this study, we aimed to demonstrate whether RA disease activity reflected with disease activity score-28 (DAS-28) had an impact on left ventricular diastolic functions and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness in RA patients with no traditional CV risk factors. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 41 patients newly diagnosed with RA were included...
March 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343998/carnosic-acid-ca-attenuates-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-db-db-mice-via-inflammation-suppression-by-regulating-ros-dependent-p38-pathway
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Guangtao Xia, Xia Wang, Hongsheng Sun, Yuhong Qin, Min Fu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a multifactorial autoimmune disease, characterized by inflammation of synovial joints. Carnosic acid (CA) is a phenolic diterpene isolated from Rosmarinus officinails, playing a central role in cytoprotective responses to oxidative stress and inflammation response. Our study aimed to investigate the effects of CA on RA progression in diabetic animals. Carnosic acid (CA) was used to treat collagen-induced arthritis (CIA)-induced db/db mice. Blood glucose, oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and insulin tolerance test (ITT) were investigated to explore insulin resistance...
March 23, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343748/b-cells-expressing-the-iga-receptor-fcrl4-participate-in-the-autoimmune-response-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
Khaled Amara, Elizabeth Clay, Lorraine Yeo, Daniel Ramsköld, Julia Spengler, Natalie Sippl, James A Cameron, Lena Israelsson, Philip J Titcombe, Caroline Grönwall, Ilfita Sahbudin, Andrew Filer, Karim Raza, Vivianne Malmström, Dagmar Scheel-Toellner
The clinical efficacy of B cell targeting therapies highlights the pathogenic potential of B cells in inflammatory diseases. Expression of Fc Receptor like 4 (FcRL4) identifies a memory B cell subset, which is enriched in the joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue. The high level of RANKL production by this B cell subset indicates a unique pathogenic role. In addition, recent work has identified a role for FcRL4 as an IgA receptor, suggesting a potential function in mucosal immunity...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343616/has-the-median-nerve-involvement-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-been-overemphasized
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Rajalingham Sakthiswary, Rajesh Singh
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a well and widely recognized cause of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). In the rheumatoid wrist, synovial expansion, joint erosions and ligamentous laxity result in compression of the median nerve due to increased intracarpal pressure. We evaluated the published studies to determine the prevalence of CTS and the characteristics of the median nerve in RA and its association with clinical parameters such as disease activity, disease duration and seropositivity. A total of 13 studies met the eligibility criteria...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343615/intra-articular-injection-with-triamcinolone-hexacetonide-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-prospective-assessment-of-goniometry-and-joint-inflammation-parameters
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Rita Nely Vilar Furtado, Flávia Soares Machado, Karine Rodrigues da Luz, Marla Francisca Dos Santos, Monique Sayuri Konai, Roberta Vilela Lopes, Jamil Natour
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate local joint variables after intra-articular injection with triamcinolone hexacetonide in rheumatoid arthritis patients. METHODS: We blindly and prospectively (baseline, 1, 4, 12 and 24 weeks) evaluated metacarpophalangeal, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee and ankle joints after triamcinolone hexacetonide intra-articular injection by the following outcome measures: visual analogue scale 0-10cm (VAS) for rest pain (VASR); VAS for movement pain (VASM); VAS for joint swelling (VASSw); flexion (FlexG) and extension (ExtG)...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343613/effects-of-the-use-of-growth-hormone-in-children-and-adolescents-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-systematic-review
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Renan Bazuco Frittoli, Barbara Sugui Longui, Amanda Meireles Silva, Antônio de Azevedo Barros Filho, Maria Ângela Reis de Góes Monteiro, Simone Appenzeller
INTRODUCTION: Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) often have impaired growth and short stature. There is evidence that the therapeutic use of growth hormone (GH) is useful and safe in these patients. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effects of GH use in patients with JIA. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature over the last 18 years in Medline and Embase databases. The criteria were analyzed independently by the researchers. We used the following keywords: "growth hormone", "arthritis, juvenile", "arthritis, rheumatoid", "child" and "adolescent"...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342943/would-i-take-antipsychotics-if-i-had-psychotic-symptoms-examining-determinants-of-the-decision-to-take-antipsychotics
#10
Fabrice Berna, Anja S Göritz, Pierre-Michel Llorca, Pierre Vidailhet, Guillaume Fond, Steffen Moritz
Poor adherence to treatment in schizophrenia is mainly associated to patients-related factors. However, social negative representations of schizophrenia and its treatment may also contribute to patients' decision to take or not to take antipsychotics. A web-based study on 1807 participants was conducted during which participants imagined that they had a particular chronic illness based on clinical vignettes (mental illnesses: schizophrenia, depression; somatic illnesses: multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis)...
March 22, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342906/citation-analysis-a-new-approach-to-assess-the-uptake-of-core-outcome-sets
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Karen L Barnes, Jamie J Kirkham, Mike Clarke, Paula R Williamson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate citation analysis as an approach to measuring core outcome set (COS) uptake, by assessing whether the number of citations for a COS report could be used as a surrogate measure of uptake of the COS by clinical trialists. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Citation data were obtained for COS reports published before 2010 in five disease areas (systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, sepsis and critical care, and female sexual dysfunction). Those publications identified as a report of a clinical trial were examined to identify whether or not all outcomes in the COS were measured in the trial...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342734/integration-of-microbiome-and-epigenome-to-decipher-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-diseases
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REVIEW
Beidi Chen, Luxi Sun, Xuan Zhang
The interaction between genetic predisposition and environmental factors are of great significance in the pathogenesis and development of autoimmune diseases (AIDs). The human mucosa is the most frequent site that interacts with the exterior environment, and commensal microbiota at the gut and other human mucosal cavities play a crucial role in the regulation of immune system. Growing evidence has shown that the compositional and functional changes of mucosal microbiota are closely related to AIDs. Gut dysbiosis not only influence the expression level of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) of antigen presenting cells, but also contribute to Th17/Treg imbalance...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342458/novelties-in-the-therapeutic-scene-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#13
Santos Castañeda, Isidoro González-Álvaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342364/therapeutic-effect-of-quercetin-in-collagen-induced-arthritis
#14
Nagaraja Haleagrahara, Socorro Miranda-Hernandez, Md Abdul Alim, Linda Hayes, Guy Bird, Natkunam Ketheesan
Quercetin, a bioactive flavonoid with anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and protective properties, is a potential agent for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) is the most commonly used animal model for studying the pathogenesis of RA. This study analysed the therapeutic role of quercetin in collagen-induced arthritis in C57BL/6 mice. The animals were allocated into five groups that were subjected to the following treatments: negative (untreated) control, positive control (arthritis-induced), arthritis+methotrexate, arthritis+quercetin, and arthritis+methotrexate+quercetin...
March 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342152/association-of-86%C3%A2-bp-variable-number-of-tandem-repeat-vntr-polymorphism-of-interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-il1rn-with-susceptibility-and-clinical-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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S Ramírez-Pérez, M Salazar-Páramo, S Pineda-Monjarás, U De la Cruz-Mosso, J Hernández-Bello, G E Martínez-Bonilla, A L Pereira-Suárez, J F Muñoz-Valle
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic disease of unknown etiology. Several studies have reported a variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) 86 bp (rs2234663) in the intron 2 of IL1RN gene with RA risk. The present study was designed to determine the frequencies of this polymorphism in patients with RA and control subjects (CS) and its association with RA in a western Mexican population. An analytical cross-sectional study was performed, in which 350 patients with RA and 307 CS were included. The identification of IL1RN VNTR polymorphism was carried out by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and genotypes were associated with clinical variables (DAS28 and CRP)...
March 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342151/cardiovascular-disease-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-medications-and-risk-factors-in-china
#16
Chun Li, X R Wang, H J Ji, X Y Zhang, X F Li, L Z Wang, C H Wang, Y F Wang, Rong Yang, G C Wang, Xin Lu, Ping Zhu, L N Chen, H T Jin, J T Liu, X Y Liu, Lin Sun, H Y Chen, Ping Wei, J X Wang, L F Cui, Rong Shu, B L Liu, Z L Zhang, G T Li, Z B Li, Jing Yang, J F Li, Bin Jia, F X Zhang, J M Tao, S L Han, J Y Lin, M Q Wei, X M Liu, Dan Ke, S X Hu, Cong Ye, X Y Yang, Hao Li, C B Huang, Ming Gao, Bei Lai, X F Li, L J Song, Yi Wang, X Y Wang, Y D Tang, Yin Su, Rong Mu, Z G Li
This study aims to assess the risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to determine the association of traditional and biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) with risk for CVD in Chinese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. A cross-sectional cohort of 2013 RA patients from 21 hospitals around China was established. Medical history of CVD was documented. The patients' social background, clinical manifestations, comorbidities, and medications were also collected. Of the 2013 patients, 256 had CVD with an incidence of 12...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341837/enhancement-of-ccl2-expression-and-monocyte-migration-by-ccn1-in-osteoblasts-through-inhibiting-mir-518a-5p-implication-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-therapy
#17
Cheng-Yu Chen, Lih-Jyh Fuh, Chien-Chung Huang, Chin-Jung Hsu, Chen-Ming Su, Shan-Chi Liu, Yu-Min Lin, Chih-Hsin Tang
Cysteine-rich 61 (Cyr61 or CCN1), a secreted protein from the CCN family, is an important proinflammatory cytokine. Migration and infiltration of mononuclear cells to inflammatory sites play a critical role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1/CCL2) is the key chemokine that regulates migration and infiltration of monocytes. Here, we examined the role of CCN1 in monocyte migration, and CCL2 expression in osteoblasts. We found higher levels of CCN1 and CCL2 in synovial fluid from RA patients compared with levels from non-RA controls...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341765/quantifying-the-hepatotoxic-risk-of-alcohol-consumption-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-taking-methotrexate
#18
Jenny H Humphreys, Alexander Warner, Ruth Costello, Mark Lunt, Suzanne M M Verstappen, William G Dixon
BACKGROUND: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who take methotrexate (MTX) are advised to limit their alcohol intake due to potential combined hepatotoxicity. However, data are limited to support this. The aim of this study was to quantify the risk of developing abnormal liver blood tests at different levels of alcohol consumption, using routinely collected data from primary care. METHODS: Patients with RA in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink starting MTX between 1987 and 2016 were included...
March 23, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341616/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-pain-engagement-and-subsequent-attrition-of-daily-data-entry-in-a-smartphone-pilot-study-tracking-weather-disease-severity-and-physical-activity-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Samuel Reade, Karen Spencer, Jamie C Sergeant, Matthew Sperrin, David M Schultz, John Ainsworth, Rashmi Lakshminarayana, Bruce Hellman, Ben James, John McBeth, Caroline Sanders, William G Dixon
BACKGROUND: The increasing ownership of smartphones provides major opportunities for epidemiological research through self-reported and passively collected data. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study aimed to codesign a smartphone app to assess associations between weather and joint pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to study the success of daily self-reported data entry over a 60-day period and the enablers of and barriers to data collection. METHODS: A patient and public involvement group (n=5) and 2 focus groups of patients with RA (n=9) supported the codesign of the app collecting self-reported symptoms...
March 24, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341088/the-latest-treatment-strategy-for-the-rheumatoid-hand-deformity
#20
Hajime Ishikawa
With a remarkable improvement in the pharmacotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), severely handicapped patients are very rare to see. Healing, repair and drug-free, and toward radical cure are coming to be possible. In the clinical practice, more than 50% of the patients are in remission. However, some patients are still difficult to reach remission due to comorbidities and economic burden. In the patient with clinical remission, smoldering synovitis so called "silent destructor" is often detected by ultrasonograpy or by synovial histology in the small joints of the hand...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
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