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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449075/new-viral-outbreaks-time-for-rheumatologists-to-get-involved
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Axel Finckh, Deshire Alpizar-Rodriguez, Ilias Lazarou
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April 25, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447158/-ultrasound-diagnostics-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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REVIEW
V S Schäfer, W A Schmidt
Ultrasound of the salivary glands is a specific examination for detecting pathology of salivary glands in the diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome. It is easy to learn, rapidly performed, non-invasive and inexpensive. Other imaging techniques, such as sialography and scintigraphy, are currently only rarely performed. For the examination, linear ultrasound probes with frequencies between 7 and 12 MHz are recommended. Such probes are already widely available to the rheumatologist performing musculoskeletal ultrasound...
April 26, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446212/doctors-preferences-in-de-escalating-dmards-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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T Martijn Kuijper, Riëtte Folmer, Elly A Stolk, Johanna M W Hazes, Jolanda J Luime
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines suggest reduction of DMARDs can be considered in RA patients in remission. Objectives were (1) to estimate the relative importance of patient characteristics rheumatologists consider in their decision to de-escalate (2) to assess whether heterogeneity exists among rheumatologists with respect to de-escalation and (3) to identify the preferred de-escalation strategy. METHODS: A discrete choice experiment (DCE) was conducted. All rheumatologists and trainees in The Netherlands were invited to participate...
April 26, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441950/development-of-a-web-based-patient-decision-aid-for-initiating-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-using-user-centred-design-methods
#4
Ingrid Nota, Constance H C Drossaert, Heleen C Melissant, Erik Taal, Harald E Vonkeman, Cees J Haagsma, Mart A F J van de Laar
BACKGROUND: A main element of patient-centred care, Patient Decision Aids (PtDAs) facilitate shared decision-making (SDM). A recent update of the International Patient Decision Aids Standards (IPDAS) emphasised patient involvement during PtDA development, but omitted a methodology for doing so. This article reports on the value of user-centred design (UCD) methods for the development of a PtDA that aims to support inflammatory arthritis patients in their choice between disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs)...
April 26, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437490/the-diagnosis-and-initial-treatment-of-patellofemoral-disorders
#5
Alan C Merchant, John P Fulkerson, Wayne Leadbetter
Our purpose is to provide simple guidelines for the diagnosis and early care of patellofemoral disorders. Any clinician who treats knee problems, including family practitioners, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, or physical therapists, must know how to make the correct diagnosis, or at least a presumptive diagnosis, at the initial visit. This can avoid unneeded and costly tests, ineffective treatment, and even damaging exercises and unnecessary surgery. The diagnosis of patellofemoral disorders is confusing because they can have many causes...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431581/sacroiliitis-mimics-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Maria J Antonelli, Marina Magrey
BACKGROUND: Radiographic sacroiliitis is the hallmark of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and detection of acute sacroiliitis is pivotal for early diagnosis of AS. Although radiographic sacroiliitis is a distinguishing feature of AS, sacroiliitis can be seen in a variety of other disease entities. CASE PRESENTATION: We present an interesting case of sacroiliitis in a patient with Paget disease; the patient presented with inflammatory back pain which was treated with bisphosphonate...
April 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421999/use-and-withdrawal-of-immunosuppressors-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Jiram Torres-Ruiz, David Faz-Muñoz, Nora Hernández-Díaz, Gabriela Hernandez-Molina
OBJECTIVES: To assess the use and causes of withdrawal of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressors among patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) in the clinical setting. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 155 pSS patients and registered demographics, glandular/extraglandular features, serological data, cumulative ESSDAI and SSDDI. A single rheumatologist attributed the indication and cause of withdrawal of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressors...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421601/evaluation-of-the-reliability-of-the-cutaneous-dermatomyositis-disease-area-and-severity-index-cdasi-and-the-cutaneous-assessment-tool-binary-method-cat-bm-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis-among-pediatric-dermatologists-rheumatologists-and-neurologists
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J Tiao, R Feng, E M Berger, J F Brandsema, C C Coughlin, N Khan, E A Kichula, M A Lerman, S Lvovich, P J McMahon, L G Rider, A I Rubin, L V Scalzi, D M Smith, A J Taxter, J R Treat, R P Williams, S W Yum, J Okawa, V P Werth
BACKGROUND: The Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index (CDASI) and Cutaneous Assessment Tool-Binary Method (CAT-BM) have been shown to be reliable and valid outcome measures to assess cutaneous disease in adult dermatomyositis (DM) and juvenile DM (JDM), respectively. OBJECTIVE: This study compared the CDASI and CAT-BM for use by pediatric dermatologists, pediatric rheumatologists, and pediatric neurologists in patients with JDM. METHODS: Five pediatric dermatologists, five pediatric rheumatologists, and five pediatric neurologists each evaluated 14 patients with JDM using the CDASI, CAT-BM, and skin Physician Global Assessment (PGA) scales...
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418334/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#9
Kenan Barut, Amra Adrovic, Sezgin Şahin, Özgür Kasapçopur
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common chronic rheumatic disease of unknown aetiology in childhood and predominantly presents with peripheral arthritis. The disease is divided into several subgroups, according to demographic characteristics, clinical features, treatment modalities and disease prognosis. Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which is one of the most frequent disease subtypes, is characterized by recurrent fever and rash. Oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, common among young female patients, is usually accompanied by anti-nuclear antibodie positivity and anterior uveitis...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417529/cardiovascular-risk-management-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-large-gap-to-close
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Karim Ladak, Jomana Hashim, Matthew Clifford-Rashotte, Vikas Tandon, Mark Matsos, Ameen Patel
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) portends significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We therefore determined how often rheumatologists screened for and managed cardiovascular risk factors in RA patients, and the barriers to doing so. METHODS: We examined 300 patient charts from 10 university-affiliated rheumatology practices, to ascertain if they had been screened, treated and/or referred over a 3-year period. We subsequently distributed a national survey to Canadian rheumatologists to elucidate challenges in performing optimal cardiovascular risk modification...
April 18, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417318/patient-and-healthcare-professionals-preference-for-brenzys-vs-enbrel-autoinjector-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-crossover-simulated-use-study
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Marc Egeth, Jennifer Soosaar, Peter Nash, Denis Choquette, Ricardo Infante, Dena Rosen Ramey, Sevag Sahakian, Angela Lai, Jin Ju Kim, David Wu
INTRODUCTION: Brenzys was developed as an etanercept biosimilar of Enbrel. The aim of this study was to assess preference and perceived ease of use for the new Brenzys autoinjector compared to the currently available marketed Enbrel MYCLIC autoinjector (Australia) and Enbrel SureClick autoinjector (Canada) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Because RA affects manual dexterity, ease of use of an autoinjector is a particularly important consideration in developing effective self-delivery of long-term courses of therapy...
April 17, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416363/-adequacy-of-treatment-for-osteoporosis-in-primary-prevention-quantitative-and-qualitative-study
#12
Cristina Vedia Urgell, Mireia Massot Mesquida, Roser Valles Fernandez, Juan Antonio Garcia Vicente, Alicia Franzi Siso, Laura Muñoz Ortiz, Laia Vilaró Jaques, Maite Bosch Peligero
OBJECTIVE: Quantitative study: To assess the prevalence of inadequacy of treatment for osteoporosis in primary prevention (OPP) in women aged 60-74years. Qualitative study: To evaluate the diagnostic and treatment criteria of the OPP and it's variability in primary care physicians (PC) and specialists. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Quantitative study: observational, cross-sectional and retrospective study. POPULATION: women aged 60-74years with active treatment for OPP (n=424) in May 2012...
April 14, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413222/calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition-disease-in-the-ankle-joint-a-case-report
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Brynne E Stainsby, Nadine Ellul, Angelica Dimopoulos, Caitlin Lubberdink, Vanessa Salerno, Michelle Solomon
OBJECTIVE: To detail the presentation of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD) in the ankle joint. The aim of this case report is to inform health-care practitioners about the presentation of this condition in an uncommon location and discuss the diagnosis, potential treatment, and management strategies for a patient with CPPD. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 36-year-old male patient presented to a chiropractic clinic with an acute, painful, and swollen ankle, which was later diagnosed by plain film radiograph as CPPD...
March 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412712/antitumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-therapy-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-three-cases-and-a-systematic-literature-review
#14
Amir Bieber, Abdallah Fawaz, Irena Novofastovski, Reuven Mader
OBJECTIVE: Antitumor necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF-α) therapy is the most prescribed biologic agent therapy in rheumatology and gastroenterology. However, a number of serious side effects have been reported with these drugs. Only a handful of cases of new-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), mostly in children diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), have been reported during anti-TNF-α therapy. We present 3 cases of adult IBD following anti-TNF-α therapy and a literature review on this topic...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411137/gospel-3-management-of-gout-by-primary-care-physicians-and-office-based-rheumatologists-in-france-in-the-early-21-st-century-comparison-with-2006-eular-recommendations
#15
Julia Goossens, Sylvie Lancrenon, Sabine Lanz, Hang-Korng Ea, Charles Lambert, Pascal Guggenbuhl, Alain Saraux, Catherine Delva, Samy Sahbane, Frédéric Lioté
INTRODUCTION: In 2006, recommendations about the management of gout were issued by the EUropean League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). The objective of this work was to compare these recommendations to practice patterns of physicians working in private practices in France. METHOD: In a prospective multicenter nationwide study conducted in France, a random sample of primary-care physicians (PCPs) and private-practice rheumatologists (PPRs) was taken in 2009. Each physician included 2 consecutive patients with gout...
April 11, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410044/tackling-comorbidity-associated-with-rheumatic-diseases-in-standard-practice
#16
Deborah Palmer, Yasser El Miedany
In spite of the dramatic improvement of the long-term prognosis of inflammatory arthritic conditions, patients living with arthritis remain more likely to have a shorter lifespan in contrast to the age-matched population without arthritis. This high incidence of morbidity-mortality has been attributed to an increased prevalence of comorbidities, particularly cardiovascular disease, infections, and the development of malignant space-occupying lesions. In spite of the published guidelines highlighting the importance of comorbidity assessment and management, implementing these recommendations in standard clinical practice remains a challenge for the treating rheumatologists and rheumatology nurse specialists...
April 13, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401384/bone-involvement-in-rosai-dorfman-disease-rdd-a-case-report-and-systematic-literature-review
#17
REVIEW
Birgit A Mosheimer, Bastian Oppl, Shahin Zandieh, Michael Fillitz, Felix Keil, Klaus Klaushofer, Günter Weiss, Jochen Zwerina
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare histiocytic disorder typically presenting as painless cervical lymphadenopathy. Extranodal involvement is common and may also affect bones. Here, we present a patient with typical nodal disease and multifocal bone manifestations. Further, a systematic literature review was performed to better understand the phenotype, clinical course and treatment options of such patients. RECENT FINDINGS: RDD is a nonmalignant, classically sporadic histiocytosis...
May 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400384/stroke-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-swedish-population-based-cohort-study
#18
Elizabeth V Arkema, Elisabet Svenungsson, Mia Von Euler, Christopher Sjöwall, Julia F Simard
OBJECTIVE: To study the occurrence of ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) compared with the general population by age, sex and time since SLE diagnosis METHODS: Adults with incident SLE were identified from the Swedish National Patient Register (NPR, n=3390) and general population comparators from the Total Population Register were matched on age, sex and county (n=16730). Individuals were followed prospectively until first of death, December 2013, emigration or incident stroke (identified from the NPR, Cause of Death Register and the Stroke Register)...
April 11, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399985/immunosuppressive-treatment-of-non-infectious-uveitis-history-and-current-choices
#19
Zhao Chan, Zhang Meifen
Non-infectious uveitis is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness worldwide. Long-term immunosuppressive treatment is generally required to achieve durable control of inflammation in posterior and panuveitis. Although systemic corticosteroids have been the gold standard of immunosup- pressive treatment for uveitis since first introduced in 1950s, its side effects of long-term use often warrant an adjuvant treatment to reduce the dosage/duration of corticosteroids needed to maintain disease control...
April 10, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394822/janus-kinase-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-pathways-in-spondyloarthritis
#20
Smriti K Raychaudhuri, Siba P Raychaudhuri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cytokines are major drivers of autoimmunity, and biologic agents targeting cytokines have revolutionized the treatment of immune-mediated diseases. Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK-STAT) pathway represents a group of several intracellular molecules with a key role in signal pathways activated by growth factors and cytokines. These kinase proteins are associated with the signaling process of multiple key cytokines, which regulates various T-cell subpopulations and their effector cytokines...
April 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
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