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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212687/comparative-study-on-the-effectiveness-of-a-corticosteroid-injection-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-patients-with-and-without-raynaud-s-phenomenon
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Y H Roh, J H Noh, H S Gong, G H Baek
AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of a corticosteroid injection for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in patients with and without Raynaud's phenomenon. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a prospective study, 139 patients with CTS were treated with a corticosteroid injection (10 mg triamcinolone acetonide); 34 had Raynaud's phenomenon and 105 did not (control group). Grip strength, perception of touch with a Semmes-Weinstein monofilament and the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaires (BCTQ) were assessed at baseline and at six, 12 and 24 weeks after the injection...
December 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173190/migraine-in-systemic-autoimmune-diseases
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Cavestro Cinzia, Ferrero Marcella
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Migraine and systemic autoimmune diseases are 2-3-fold more common in women and various studies have reported an association between the two pathologies. METHODS: This review takes into account epidemiological studies involving migraine and systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, and other diffuse connective tissue diseases. This scientific literature analysis consists of the main articles found in Medline with a search up to April 2017...
November 24, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173135/a-64-year-old-woman-with-interstitial-lung-disease-and-positive-antibodies-against-aminoacyl-transfer-rna-synthetases-in-the-absence-of-myositis-presentation-of-an-anti-pl-12-positive-antisynthetase-syndrome
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Katrien Ghysen, Mathias Leys
Introduction The antisynthetase syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease described by the presence of inflammatory myositis, interstitial lung disease and antibodies against aminoacyl-transfer RNA synthetases. Interstitial lung disease can be the only manifestation in the absence of an inflammatory myositis. Other clinical signs are Raynaud phenomenon, hyperkeratotic skin lesions, fever and inflammatory polyarthritis. Case presentation We report the case of a 64-year old woman who complained of a dry cough, progressive dyspnea and arthralgia since 2 years, with no other systemic symptoms...
November 27, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151520/dropped-head-syndrome-and-the-presence-of-rimmed-vacuoles-in-a-muscle-biopsy-in-scleroderma-polymyositis-overlap-syndrome-associated-with-anti-ku-antibody
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Yoshida Takeshi, Yoshida Mai, Mitsuyo Kinjo, Jonosono Manabu, Higuchi Itsuro
A 66-year-old woman with a history of interstitial lung disease presented with a 3-month history of dropped head syndrome (DHS), followed by camptocormia and extremity weakness. A clinical examination revealed Raynaud phenomenon, arthralgia, distal skin sclerosis, and microbleeds in the nailfold capillaries. An anti-Ku antibody test was positive. A muscle biopsy revealed inflammatory myopathy with rimmed vacuoles (RVs). The diagnosis of scleroderma-polymyositis (SSc-PM) overlap syndrome was made. RVs on a muscle biopsy in a patient with inflammatory myositis involving axial muscles may be seen either in inclusion body myositis or SSc-PM overlap syndrome...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118999/associates-and-predictors-of-pleurisy-or-pericarditis-in-sle
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Seungwon Ryu, Wei Fu, Michelle A Petri
Background/Purpose: Serositis is one of both ACR and SLICC classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and a common type of extra renal flare. However, little is known about clinical or immunological associations of pleurisy or pericarditis. The aim of this study is to analyze associates and predictors of pleurisy versus pericarditis in Caucasians and African Americans with SLE. Methods: 2,390 SLE patients in the Hopkins Lupus Cohort were analyzed for demographic, clinical and serologic associates of pleurisy or pericarditis, defined using the SELENA revision of the SLE Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI)...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060127/development-of-hand-blood-circulation-measurement-system-for-raynaud-syndrome-using-infrared-imaging
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Yunchan Hwang, Minwon Seo, Jong-Mo Seo
Raynaud syndrome refers to a medical condition where arterial smooth muscle contraction induces blood flow reduction. Thermal images and questionnaires have been used to assess the efficacy of treatment. In this research, a potential way to measure whole-hand blood circulation in real-time using infrared image is introduced. Normalized average pixel intensity of the regions of interest in hand was measured during or after blood circulation changes brought by temperature alteration and pressure applied to the hand or forearm...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052562/clinical-profile-and-significance-of-mucocutaneous-lesions-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-large-cross-sectional-study-with-874-patients
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Lei Xuan, Yi-Dong Zhang, Li Li, Yue-Ping Zeng, Hao-Ze Zhang, Jing Wang, Zhen-Hua Dong
BACKGROUND: Mucocutaneous lesions are common features of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), but only a few studies have focused on them. To demonstrate the profile of mucocutaneous lesions of pSS and further explore their potential clinical significance, we performed a cross-sectional study on 874 patients. METHODS: Demographic data, clinical manifestations, and laboratory results of 874 pSS patients were collected. Patients were divided into two groups according to the presence of mucocutaneous lesions...
October 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967806/pulmonary-pathologic-manifestations-of-anti-alanyl-trna-synthetase-anti-pl-12-related-inflammatory-myopathy
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Frank Schneider, Samuel A Yousem, Chester V Oddis, Rohit Aggarwal
CONTEXT: - Patients with anti-aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase syndrome (ARS), a subset of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, have a high prevalence of lung involvement. Autoantibodies directed against alanyl-tRNA synthetase (anti-PL-12 Abs) represent 1 of the 8 autoantibodies currently described under the rubric of ARS. OBJECTIVE: - To describe the clinical, radiographic, and pulmonary histopathologic findings in patients possessing anti-PL-12 autoantibodies. DESIGN: - Patients with anti-PL-12 ARS were identified in the University of Pittsburgh Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy registry...
October 2, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953168/bipedicle-flaps-for-posterior-elbow-reconstruction
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Kyle J Chepla, Shirley Shue, Bram R Kafuman
Chronic posterior elbow soft tissue defects often require soft tissue reconstruction because of exposure of the underlying triceps tendon and proximal ulna. Current options for soft tissue coverage require sacrifice of a local muscle or microsurgery. The purpose of this study is to evaluate patient and surgical outcomes after reconstruction of small-sized to medium-sized (<50 cm) posterior elbow defects with bipedicle advancement flaps. A retrospective chart review was performed for 3 patients who underwent posterior elbow reconstruction with bipedicle flaps...
December 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937580/diagnosis-of-systemic-inflammatory-diseases-among-patients-admitted-for-acute-pericarditis-with-pericardial-effusion
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Maureen Assayag, Rachid Abbas, Noémie Chanson, Anne Perozziello, Gregory Ducrocq, Jean-François Alexandra, Antoine Dossier, Thomas Papo, Karim Sacre
AIMS: Acute pericarditis may be the heralding manifestation of various systemic inflammatory diseases (SIDs). The aim of this study was to identify clinical indicators for SIDs in patients admitted for acute pericarditis with pericardial effusion. METHODS: All consecutive adult patients hospitalized in a Department of Internal Medicine over a 10-year period for acute pericarditis with pericardial effusion were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with cancer and tuberculosis were excluded...
November 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920529/surgical-interventions-for-organ-and-limb-ischemia-associated-with-primary-and-secondary-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-with-arterial-involvement
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Carlos A Hinojosa, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Karla Bermudez-Serrato, Ramón García-Alva, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Adriana Torres-Machorro, Rene Lizola
OBJECTIVE: The association of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) and hypercoagulability is well known. Arterial compromise leading to ischemia of organs and/or limbs in patients with APS is uncommon, frequently unrecognized, and rarely described. We evaluated our institutional experience. METHODS: Retrospective review was conducted. From August 2007 to September 2016, 807 patients with diagnosis of APS were managed in our Institution. Patients with primary and secondary APS who required interventions were examined...
November 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913747/primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-extraglandular-manifestations-and-hydroxychloroquine-therapy
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J Demarchi, S Papasidero, M A Medina, D Klajn, R Chaparro Del Moral, O Rillo, V Martiré, G Crespo, A Secco, A Catalan Pellet, C Amitrano, C Crow, C Asnal, P Pucci, F Caeiro, N Benzanquen, J P Pirola, M Mayer, F Zazzetti, S Velez, J Barreira, N Tamborenea, L Santiago, L Raiti
The use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in Primary Sjögren's Syndrome (pSS) has been assessed in different studies over the last years, with conflicting results regarding its efficacy in sicca syndrome and extraglandular manifestations (EGM). The goal of this study was to compare the incidence rate of EGM in pSS patients with and without HCQ therapy.We performed a multicenter retrospective study, including patients with pSS (European classification criteria) with at least 1 year of follow-up. Subjects with concomitant fibromyalgia, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis were excluded...
November 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901690/hypothenar-hammer-syndrome-in-an-office-worker
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Fan Zhang, Yuranga Weerakkody, Patrik Tosenovsky
Hypothenar hammer syndrome (HHS) is an uncommon cause of unilateral Raynaud's phenomenon, splinter haemorrhages and hypothenar weakness. The typical patient is a male blue-collar worker who uses their hypothenar eminence to hammer objects as part of their work. The distal ulnar artery beyond Guyon's canal is superficial and vulnerable to blunt trauma. CTA and MRA are common initial investigations and can suggest the diagnosis. DSA is the gold standard imaging modality and offers therapeutic opportunities. Management is controversial, but unless there is critical digital ischaemia, conservative treatment is first line...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864092/facts-and-controversies-in-mixed-connective-tissue-disease
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REVIEW
Julia Martínez-Barrio, Lara Valor, F Javier López-Longo
Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) is a systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease (SARD) characterised by the combination of clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), cutaneous systemic sclerosis (SSc) and polymyositis-dermatomyositis, in the presence of elevated titers of anti-U1-RNP antibodies. Main symptoms of the disease are polyarthritis, hand oedema, Raynaud's phenomenon, sclerodactyly, myositis and oesophageal hypomobility. Although widely discussed, most authors today accept MCTD as an independent entity...
August 29, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831927/-necrotic-toes-in-a-female-patient-using-interferon
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T J R M Auping, P Maat, K van der Waal, R H H Bemelmans
BACKGROUND: Interferon has an important role in treatment of viral hepatitis, multiple sclerosis and solid and non-solid tumours. Ischaemia and necrosis of the extremities are relatively little-known adverse effects of treatment with interferon. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 44-year-old woman was treated with interferon-beta for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. She developed ischaemia and necrosis of the right lower extremity. Extensive laboratory and imaging investigations offered no clear diagnosis, leading to suspicion of a connexion with interferon-beta treatment...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831595/juvenile-systemic-sclerosis-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-from-india
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Narendra Kumar Bagri, Dinesh Raj, Jasmeet Kaur, Harish Punia, Isha Saini, Rakesh Lodha, S K Kabra
Juvenile systemic sclerosis (JSSc) is a rare disorder with paucity of information on its treatment and longterm  outcome. Herein, we are sharing our experience with this rare entity. Case records of children, diagnosed to have systemic sclerosis attending Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi from January 1998 to June 2016 were reviewed. The demographic, clinical, laboratory, treatment and outcome details were recorded. Disease outcome was classified arbitrarily as controlled, partly controlled or non-responsive/progressive based on: (A) ability to perform activities of daily life (ADL) and (B) presence or absence of musculoskeletal symptoms, skin changes (ulceration/progressive digital pitting/gangrene), and visceral organ involvement (dyspahgia, cardiopulmonary symptoms)...
October 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811188/familial-1p36-3-microduplication-resulting-from-a-1p-9q-non-reciprocal-translocation
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Valentine Marquet, Sylvie Bourthoumieu, Amelia Dobrescu, Cécile Laroche-Raynaud, Catherine Yardin
Unlike the 1p36 microdeletion syndrome, which has been extensively described, 1p36 microduplications have rarely been reported. We describe a three years old boy presenting with a severe global developmental delay and a few dysmorphic features. Cytogenetic analyses revealed a maternally inherited 3.35 Mb microduplication of chromosomal band 1p36.3. The maternal grandfather is also carrier of the same chromosomal rearrangement. Interestingly, the duplicated 1p36.3 segment was found to be localized at the telomeric end of the long arms of a chromosome 9, probably deriving from a 1p36...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807722/coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-is-not-associated-with-a-history-of-reproductive-risk-factors-in-women-with-angina-pectoris-an-ipower-substudy
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Hannah Elena Suhrs, Anna Meta Kristensen, Anna Bay Rask, Marie Mide Michelsen, Daria Frestad, Naja Dam Mygind, Kira Bové, Eva Prescott
BACKGROUND: Reproductive risk factors such as preeclampsia and recurrent miscarriages have been associated with adverse cardiovascular (CV) events. Underlying coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) may be a common denominator. PURPOSE: We investigated whether a history of reproductive risk factors was associated with CMD in women with angina pectoris and no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Participants from the iPOWER study, including women with angina pectoris and no obstructive CAD (<50% stenosis), were invited to complete an electronic survey regarding reproductive risk factors: recurrent miscarriages, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, rhesus immunity, polycystic ovary syndrome and menopausal status as well as migraine and Raynaud phenomenon...
August 11, 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796005/clinical-spectrum-of-anti-jo-1-associated-disease
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Sara Monti, Carlomaurizio Montecucco, Lorenzo Cavagna
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide the most recent evidence on anti-Jo-1 syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS: Several new evidences on anti-Jo-1 syndrome have recently emerged. It has been clearly established that, at disease onset, the classic clinical triad (arthritis, myositis and interstitial lung disease - ILD) is only rarely observed. Indeed, disease onset with an isolated arthritis is common. Patients presenting with an isolated manifestation are at high risk for the subsequent occurrence of initially lacking triad findings...
November 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770709/timing-of-onset-affects-arthritis-presentation-pattern-in-antisyntethase-syndrome
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Miguel A González-Gay, Carlomaurizio Montecucco, Albert Selva-O'Callaghan, Ernesto Trallero-Araguas, Ovynd Molberg, Helena Andersson, Jorge Rojas-Serrano, Diana Isabel Perez-Roman, Jutta Bauhammer, Christoph Fiehn, Rossella Neri, Simone Barsotti, Hannes M Lorenz, Andrea Doria, Anna Ghirardello, Florenzo Iannone, Margherita Giannini, Franco Franceschini, Ilaria Cavazzana, Konstantinos Triantafyllias, Maurizio Benucci, Maria Infantino, Mariangela Manfredi, Fabrizio Conti, Andreas Schwarting, Giandomenico Sebastiani, Annamaria Iuliano, Giacomo Emmi, Elena Silvestri, Marcello Govoni, Carlo Alberto Scirè, Federica Furini, Francisco Javier Lopez-Longo, Julia Martínez-Barrio, Marco Sebastiani, Andreina Manfredi, Javier Bachiller-Corral, Walter Alberto Sifuentes Giraldo, Marco A Cimmino, Claudio Cosso, Alessandro Belotti Masserini, Giovanni Cagnotto, Veronica Codullo, Mariaeva Romano, Giuseppe Paolazzi, Raffaele Pellerito, Lesley Ann Saketkoo, Norberto Ortego-Centeno, Luca Quartuccio, Alberto Batticciotto, Elena Bartoloni Bocci, Roberto Gerli, Christof Specker, Elena Bravi, Carlo Selmi, Simone Parisi, Fausto Salaffi, Federica Meloni, Enrico Marchioni, Alberto Pesci, Giulia Dei, Marco Confalonieri, Paola Tomietto, Laura Nuno, Francesco Bonella, Nicolò Pipitone, Antonio Mera-Valera, Nair Perez-Gomez, Simone Gerzeli, Raquel Lopez-Mejias, Carlo Jorge Matos-Costa, Jose Antonio Pereira da Silva, José Cifrian, Claudia Alpini, Ignazio Olivieri, María Ángeles Blázquez Cañamero, Ana Belén Rodriguez Cambrón, Santos Castañeda, Lorenzo Cavagna
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate if the timing of appearance with respect to disease onset may influence the arthritis presentation pattern in antisynthetase syndrome (ASSD). METHODS: The patients were selected from a retrospective large international cohort of ASSD patients regularly followed-up in centres referring to AENEAS collaborative group. Patients were eligible if they had an antisynthetase antibody testing positive in at least two determinations along with arthritis occurring either at ASSD onset (Group 1) or during the course of the disease (Group 2)...
July 26, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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