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Matthias Michel, Ziad Reguiai, Marion Fauconier, Pascal Brochot, Jean-Paul Eschard, Jean-Hugues Salmon
PURPOSE: Evaluation of effectiveness and safety of ustekinumab in psoriatic arthritis after anti-TNFα failure. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective and monocentric study. The evaluation of articular and cutaneous effectiveness by the patient was made with numeric scale and satisfaction scale and by the physician during a rhumatological-dermatological consultation. The safety was analyzed by collecting the adverse effects. RESULTS: Nine patients with anti-TNF failure were included...
June 2016: Thérapie
Sylvie Fabre
Biologics have proven to be an effective treatment option for adults with rheumatoid arthritis but their use in clinical practice may be limited by concerns over severe side effects and cost. Pharmacology and development of biomarkers could help to optimize the use of biologics in clinical practice. Biomarkers are surrogate markers and include all diagnostic tests, imaging and technologies and any other objective measure of a person's health status and all pharmacodiagnostic tests. Several studies evaluated interest of biomarkers in RA patients treated with biologics: 1- to optimize doses and frequency of drug administration; 2- to predict response to treatment; 3- to predict tolerance of biologics; 4- to monitor patient who stopped treatment and are in remission, and predict new RA flare...
September 2011: Thérapie
M Bourin
Benzodiazepines (BZD) are widely used to treat anxiety and insomnia in elderly patients. The interest of this prescription is discussed in this article. The discussion is based on the pharmacological properties and adverse effects of BZDs in the elderly. The conclusions are that BZDs should be rarely prescribed in this population; many patients treated by BZDs should be withdrawn and therapeutic strategies, other than BZDs, should be considered to treat anxiety and insomnia in these patients. Problems posed by BZD in the aged patient are both of a pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic order...
September 2010: L'Encéphale
A So
Anti-TNF treatments have given patients with rheumatoid arthritis considerable hope and relief. However, 20-30% of patients do not respond sufficiently to a given anti-TNF drug. In this situation, current strategies include switching to an alternative agent, increasing the dose of the current agent or to return to conventional DMARDs. The arrival of new biologics, which target different molecules than TNF, opens the perspective to other pathways of immunomodulation in RA. These drugs include rituximab (anti-CD20), abatacept (CTLA4Ig) and tocilizumab (anti- IL6R)...
January 10, 2007: Revue Médicale Suisse
M Porcheret, K Jordan, P Croft
OBJECTIVE: To develop a stepped model of care for the treatment of knee pain in older adults in primary care based on recommended interventions. METHODS: A systematic search was undertaken to identify interventions recommended for knee osteoarthritis or knee pain in clinical guidelines and systematic reviews. Following this, a nominal group consensus exercise was conducted with members of the Primary Care Rheumatology Society to allocate the interventions to a stepped model of care...
April 2007: Rheumatology
Ismail Bejia, Mondher Letaief, Anis Ben khalifa, Kamel Ben Salem, Mongi Touzi, Naceur Bergaoui
MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospectivve study aiming to evaluate patients satisfaction included 102 patients (42 men and 60 women with a mean age of 49.7 years) admitted in the department of rhumatology of Monastir University hospital, and was based on a validated questionaire. RESULTS: Global satisfaction was 80%. Satisfation as regards administrative proceedings (e.g. admission procedure) reached 84%. As for the degrees of satisfaction concerning care, the environment (accomodation meals, noise) and reception, they were as follows : 79%, 81% and 91% respectively...
April 2006: La Tunisie Médicale
Pierre R Burkhard, Hannelore Grötzsch, Judit Horvath, Patricia Iwanowski, Franz-Josef Holzer, Yves Blanc
Gait disorder is a common complaint in general practice, in particular in the elderly, and more than one cause frequently interact to produce various abnormalities of gait, including neurological, orthopedic, rhumatologic or ophthalmologic conditions, among others. The most frequent etiologies of gait impairment include sensory deficits, cervical myelopathy, vascular encephalopathy, parkinsonism and normal pressure hydrocephalus. In a particular individual, several of them may contribute to alter gait and, as a general rule, the treatment of these well-established conditions is generally considered difficult...
January 2003: Revue Médicale de la Suisse Romande
T Maisonobe, J M Léger, L Musset, P Cacoub
Cryoglobulins are immunoglobulins that persist in the serum, precipitate at cold temperature and resolubilize when rewarmed. Type I is often associated with hematological disorders. Type II and III are mixed cryoglobulins, composed of different immunoglobulins with a monoclonal component in type II and only polyclonal immunoglobulins in type III. Mixed cryoglobulins are associated with connective tissues or infectious diseases. Hepatitis C virus is involved in most of previously called "essential" mixed cryoglobulinemia...
October 2002: Revue Neurologique
V Carpentier-Planchon, O Bouillanne, J Cabane, A Droulers, A Bodak
This is an original report of a 75-year-old woman suffering from multicentric Castleman's disease associated with a destructive polyarthritis, which do not correspond to any known rhumatologic disease. Cattleman's disease (angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia) is a lymphoproliferative disorder of unknown etiology. Two forms are described: a localized and a multicentric. In the literature, associations of Cattleman's disease and connective tissue disease such as rheumatoid arthritis have been described. Association with POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M component, skin changes) and amylosis have also been described...
March 2001: Annales de Médecine Interne
A Grasland, P Vinceneux
UNLABELLED: THE CONTEXT: Psoriasic arthritis lies somewhere between rhumatoid polyarthritis and spondyloathropathy. Its prevalence is about 0.1% with a 1/1 sex ratio. Mean age at onset of symptoms is 40 years. In 10 to 15% of the cases, rhumatological manifestations are observed before skin lesions. Ungueal involvement is particularly frequent. FIVE CLINICAL FORMS: Classically, five clinical forms are described: arthritis limited to the distal interphalangeal joints, mutilating arthritis, symmetrical polyarthritis, asymmetrical mono- or oligoarthritis, and spondylitis...
June 26, 1999: La Presse Médicale
G Laborie, J Arramon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1971: Bordeaux Médical
R Touraine, L Dubertret
Skin psoriasis, a multi- causal disease with unknown mechanism, has several clinical aspects. Besides ordinary psoriasis with mica-like plaques and its special locations, two less known notions are underlined: the localized forms are often less typical (for example: scalp, ears, folds of the hand, foot and nails). They may be relevant to the rhumatologist for the diagnosis the inflammatory forms are often disseminated with pustules and keratosis and constitute another groups where the rhumatologic manifestations are more frequent and more severe...
October 1979: Revue du Rhumatisme et des Maladies Ostéo-articulaires
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