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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143927/update-on-the-treatment-of-uveitis-in-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-review
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Ioannis Asproudis, Andreas Katsanos, Nikolaos Kozeis, Alexandra Tantou, Anastasios G Konstas
Chronic uveitis is a common extra-articular manifestation of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The classic clinical picture is one of chronic anterior uveitis, which usually remains asymptomatic until ocular complications arise. The risk of uveitis is increased in girls with an early onset of oligoarthritis and positive antinuclear antibodies. Even though the inflammation in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis is initially limited in the anterior part of the eye, chronic active inflammation may eventually cause significant damage to the posterior pole...
November 16, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142037/elevated-psychosocial-stress-at-work-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jutta G Richter, Thomas Muth, Jian Li, Ralph Brinks, Gamal Chehab, Tobias Koch, Johannes Siegrist, Peter Angerer, Dörte Huscher, Matthias Schneider
OBJECTIVE: Psychosocial stress at work not only affects the healthy working population, but also workers with chronic diseases. We aimed to investigate the psychosocial work stress levels in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A cross-sectional study applied the Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI) questionnaire - an internationally established instrument that measures work stress - to patients with SLE and RA who were capable of work and to a group of controls without these diseases...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142029/routine-use-of-quantitative-disease-activity-measurements-among-us-rheumatologists-implications-for-treat-to-target-management-strategies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jeffrey R Curtis, Lang Chen, Maria I Danila, Kenneth G Saag, Kathy L Parham, John J Cush
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to examine why real-world practices and attitudes regarding quantitative measurements of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have received limited attention. METHODS: An e-mail survey asked US rheumatologists to self-report on their use of quantitative measurements (metric). RESULTS: Among 439 respondents, metric rheumatologists (58%) were more likely to be in group practice and to use tumor necrosis factor inhibitors...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136338/the-perspectives-of-medical-specialists-from-different-disciplines-on-the-management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-an-interview-study
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David J Tunnicliffe, Davinder Singh-Grewal, Jonathan C Craig, Shilpanjali Jesudason, Peter Tugwell, Ming-Wei Lin, Sean G O'Neill, Daniel Sumpton, Allison Tong
OBJECTIVES: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organ systems, with specialists from many disciplines often involved, which may lead to inconsistent care. We aimed to describe the attitudes and perspectives of specialists from different medical disciplines on the management of people with SLE. METHODS: Face-to-face, semi-structured interviews were conducted with rheumatologists (n=16), nephrologists (n=16), and immunologists (n=11) providing care to adults with SLE from 19 centers across Australia in 2015...
November 14, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126279/comment-on-residual-disease-activity-in-psoriatic-arthritis-discordance-between-the-rheumatologist-s-opinion-and-minimal-disease-activity-measurement
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126262/relapsing-polychondritis-a-clinical-review-for-rheumatologists
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Jack Kingdon, Joseph Roscamp, Shirish Sangle, David D'Cruz
Relapsing polychondritis (RPC) is a rare autoimmune rheumatic disorder that is traditionally classified as a systemic vasculitis. It is characterized by inflammation of cartilage, and typical presenting features include chondritis of the nasal bridge, auricular chondritis, ocular inflammation and involvement of the bronchial tree. Its rarity often leads to considerable delay in establishing a diagnosis and poses a significant management challenge to clinicians, as no conventional guidelines exist. This review summarizes the clinical features of RPC and provides guidance for rheumatologists on making the diagnosis and assessing organ involvement...
November 6, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123665/the-characterisation-of-unexplained-pain-after-knee-replacement
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Jonathan Ra Phillips, Beverley Hopwood, Rowenna Stroud, Paul A Dieppe, Andrew D Toms
Background: The aims of this study were to characterise the pain experienced by patients with chronic pain after knee replacement (KR), in whom no apparent 'orthopaedic' problem could be identified, and to establish how many have pain sensitisation problems (including neuropathic pain). Methods: A total of 44 patients were prospectively evaluated at a multidisciplinary tertiary referral clinic by an orthopaedic surgeon, pain specialist, rheumatologist and physiotherapist...
November 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122311/-uveitis-diagnostic-work-up-recommendations-from-an-expert-committee
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P Sève, B Bodaghi, S Trad, J Sellam, D Bellocq, P Bielefeld, D Sène, G Kaplanski, D Monnet, A Brézin, M Weber, D Saadoun, P Cacoub, C Chiquet, L Kodjikian
INTRODUCTION: Diagnostic work-up of uveitis involves many uncertainties. Search for an etiology should take into account the epidemiology of uveitis and focus on the most severe diseases or those, which can be treated. This work was undertaken to establish recommendations for the diagnosis work-up of uveitis. METHODS: Recommendations were developed by a multidisciplinary panel of 15 experts, including internists, ophthalmologists and a rheumatologist and are based on a review of the literature with regard to effectiveness of investigations and the results of the ULISSE study, which is the first prospective study assessing the efficiency of a standardized strategy for the etiological diagnosis of uveitis...
November 6, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120258/evaluation-of-the-alternative-classification-criteria-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-established-by-systemic-lupus-international-collaborating-clinics-slicc
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Kenji Oku, Tatsuya Atsumi, Yuji Akiyama, Hirofumi Amano, Naoto Azuma, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Yu Funakubo Asanuma, Tetsuya Horita, Tadashi Hosoya, Kunihiro Ichinose, Masaru Kato, Yasuhiro Katsumata, Yasushi Kawaguchi, Atsushi Kawakami, Tomohiro Koga, Hitoshi Kohsaka, Yuya Kondo, Kanae Kubo, Masataka Kuwana, Akio Mimori, Tsuneyo Mimori, Toshihide Mimura, Kosaku Murakami, Kazuhisa Nakano, Shingo Nakayamada, Hiroshi Ogishima, Kazumasa Ohmura, Kazuyoshi Saito, Hajime Sano, Mihoko Shibuya, Yuko Takahashi, Yoshinari Takasaki, Tsutomu Takeuchi, Naoto Tamura, Yoshiya Tanaka, Hiroto Tsuboi, Shinichiro Tsunoda, Naoichiro Yukawa, Noriyuki Yamakawa, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Takayuki Sumida
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of the 2012 Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics criteria (SLICC-12) on classifying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in an uncontrolled multi-centered study with real-life scenario of the patients in Japan. METHODS: This study comprised 495 patients with SLE or non-SLE rheumatic diseases and allied conditions from 12 institutes in Japan. Chart review of each patient was performed by the 27 expert rheumatologists and diagnosis of 487 cases reached to the consensus...
November 9, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119304/is-thrombocytosis-always-an-indicator-of-autosplenectomy-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Döndü Üsküdar Cansu, Hava Üsküdar Teke, Ahmet Musmul, Cengiz Korkmaz
In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the most commonly encountered finding related to platelets is thrombocytopenia whereas thrombocytosis is rarely reported. Our aim here was to reveal the type and the frequency of thrombocytosis in SLE patients along with its causes. Data of patients were evaluated retrospectively. Patients who had a platelet count of > 450,000/mm(3) (> 450 × 10(9)/L) in at least two subsequent counts and lasting more than 6 months during the follow-up were considered to have "persistent thrombocytosis"...
November 8, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116441/validation-of-the-toronto-psoriatic-arthritis-screen-ii-topas-ii-questionnaire-in-a-turkish-population
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Mehmet Tuncay Duruöz, Canan Şanal Toprak, Fırat Ulutatar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the TOPAS II questionnaire validation in a Turkish population. METHODS: The Turkish translation of ToPAS II was sent to us by the developer authors of the original index. Subjects were recruited from dermatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and rheumatology outpatient clinics. All patients' demographic parameters and ToPAS II questionnaire results were recorded. After patients completed the questionnaire they were assessed by a rheumatologist according to a standard protocol which includes a complete history, detailed physical examination, laboratory tests and CASPAR criteria...
November 7, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116003/protocols-on-classification-monitoring-and-therapy-in-children-s-rheumatology-pro-kind-results-of-the-working-group-polyarticular-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111261/recommendations-of-the-spanish-society-of-rheumatology-on-treatment-and-use-of-systemic-biological-and-non-biological-therapies-in-psoriatic-arthritis
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Juan Carlos Torre Alonso, Petra Díaz Del Campo Fontecha, Raquel Almodóvar, Juan D Cañete, Carlos Montilla Morales, Mireia Moreno, Chamaida Plasencia-Rodríguez, Julio Ramírez García, Rubén Queiro
OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this recommendation statement is to provide clinicians with the best available evidence and the best opinion agreed upon by the panelists for a rational use of synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biologicals in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients. The present document also focuses on important aspects in the management of PsA, such as early diagnosis, therapeutic objectives, comorbidities and optimization of treatment. METHODS: The recommendations were agreed by consensus by a panel of 8 expert rheumatologists, previously selected by the Spanish Society of Rheumatology (SER) through an open call...
October 27, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097242/correlation-between-catastrophizing-and-lequesne-index-in-case-of-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-a-prospective-study
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Julien Lecorney, Frank Verhoeven, Mickaël Chouk, Xavier Guillot, Clément Prati, Daniel Wendling
OBJECTIVE: Catastrophizing is known to be associated with lower analgesia and results in total knee arthroplasty justifying its evaluation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the correlation between the functional status and the catastrophizing in patients with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: We included patients consulting for knee osteoarthritis one of the three general practitioners participating in the study or a rheumatologist at University Hospital of Besançon...
October 30, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094052/maternal-and-perinatal-outcome-in-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-retrospective-bicenter-cohort-study
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Sylvia J Kroese, Carolien N H Abheiden, Birgit S Blomjous, Jacob M van Laar, Ronald W H M Derksen, Irene E M Bultink, Alexandre E Voskuyl, A Titia Lely, Marjon A de Boer, Johanna I P de Vries, Ruth D E Fritsch-Stork
Objective: To investigate disease activity around and during pregnancy and pregnancy outcome in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) considering antiphospholipid antibody status. Moreover, differences between first and consecutive pregnancies were examined. Methods: Pregnancies > 16 weeks gestation of SLE patients receiving joint care from rheumatologists and gynecologists in two tertiary centers in the Netherlands between 2000 and 2015 were included...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093622/adalimumab-efficacy-in-enteropathic-spondyloarthritis-a-12-mo-observational-multidisciplinary-study
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Michele Maria Luchetti, Devis Benfaremo, Francesco Ciccia, Laura Bolognini, Monia Ciferri, Alessia Farinelli, Matteo Rossini, Piergiorgio Mosca, Giovanni Triolo, Armando Gabrielli
AIM: To report adalimumab (Ada) efficacy on articular-gastrointestinal disease and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with enteropathic spondyloarthritis (ES). METHODS: A cohort of 52 patients with ES was evaluated in the departments of gastroenterology and internal medicine. At baseline, all patients underwent assessment by an integrated gastro-rheumatologic evaluation of articular and gastrointestinal activity, as well patient reported outcomes (PROs) of the HRQoL questionnaires...
October 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093157/sacroiliac-joint-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-recurrent-acute-anterior-uveitis-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Thauana L Oliveira, Walter P Maksymowych, Robert G W Lambert, Cristina Muccioli, Artur R C Fernandes, Marcelo M Pinheiro
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to quantify bone marrow edema (BME) and/or structural lesions in the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) of patients with recurrent acute anterior uveitis (rAAU) with or without back pain, to evaluate the frequency of axial (axSpA) and peripheral spondyloarthritis (pSpA) and to establish which criterion for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) positivity best reflected the global assessment of SIJ MRI. METHODS: A total of 50 patients with rAAU without prior rheumatologic diagnosis were included in our cross-sectional study, and these patients were compared to 21 healthy volunteers...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093155/improving-access-to-rheumatologists-use-and-benefits-of-an-electronic-consultation-service
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Krista Rostom, C Douglas Smith, Clare Liddy, Amir Afkham, Erin Keely
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use and benefits of an innovative eConsult service to improve access to rheumatologists. METHODS: There were 225 eConsults directed to rheumatology that were categorized by type of question and effect on face-to-face referral rates. RESULTS: The median response time by the rheumatologists was 1.9 days. Clinical questions included drug treatment (34%), diagnosis (26%), or management (14%). Osteoporosis was the most common diagnosis (22%), followed by pain in multiple joints (11%), and polyarthritis (10%)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089813/breast-cancer-and-dermatomyositis-a-case-study-and-literature-review
#19
E Hendren, O Vinik, H Faragalla, R Haq
A 49-year-old woman presents with an extensive violaceous rash, rapidly progressive proximal muscle weakness, and dysphagia to solids, consistent with a diagnosis of dermatomyositis. Two weeks later, she palpates a mass in her left breast and is diagnosed with her2-positive metastatic invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. There is a well-established association between dermatomyositis and malignancy. However, the specific association between breast cancer and dermatomyositis has not been well characterized...
October 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089217/-role-of-ultrasonography-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Saoussen Miladi, Kaouther Ben Abdelghani, Aliaa Fazaa, Ahmed Laatar, Leith Zakraoui
Ultrasound imaging may have an impact in management patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Through technological improvements, ultrasonography, has become an established imaging technique for the diagnosis and the follow up of this inflammatory chronic disease. In fact, ultrasounds, allow follow up during treatment by evaluating synovitis count and assessment of synovial vascularization by Power Doppler. Besides, erosions are found sooner and more frequently by ultrasonography than with conventional radiography...
October 28, 2017: La Presse Médicale
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