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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786780/correction-to-the-italian-version-of-the-juvenile-arthritis-multidimensional-assessment-report-jamar
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Alessandro Consolaro, Francesca Bovis, Angela Pistorio, Rolando Cimaz, Fabrizio De Benedetti, Angela Miniaci, Fabrizia Corona, Valeria Gerloni, Silvana Martino, Serena Pastore, Patrizia Barone, Sara Pieropan, Elisabetta Cortis, Rosa Anna Podda, Romina Gallizzi, Adele Civino, Francesco La Torre, Donato Rigante, Rita Consolini, Maria Cristina Maggio, Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Francesca Perfetti, Giovanni Filocamo, Claudia Toppino, Francesco Licciardi, Marco Garrone, Silvia Scala, Elisa Patrone, Monica Tonelli, Daniela Tani, Angelo Ravelli, Alberto Martini, Nicolino Ruperto
The family name of author Francesco La Torre was incorrect in the published article. The correct family name should read as La Torre F.
May 21, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781829/comparison-of-adults-with-polyarticular-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-to-adults-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-clinical-features-and-medication-use
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Danielle M Feger, Nicholas Longson, Hiranda Dodanwala, Barbara E Ostrov, Nancy J Olsen, Rayford R June
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Many individuals with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) have persistent disease into adulthood. Polyarticular JIA (pJIA) is often mislabeled as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adult rheumatology clinics, and treatment for adult pJIA patients is not well defined. We aimed to describe clinical features and medication use in the adult pJIA population in relation to an RA control cohort. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 45 adults with pJIA and 94 with RA seen from 2013 to 2017...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781231/the-combination-of-three-autoantibodies-acpa-rf-and-anti-carp-antibodies-is-highly-specific-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-implications-for-very-early-identification-of-individuals-at-risk-to-develop-rheumatoid-arthritis
#3
Marije K Verheul, Stefan Böhringer, Myrthe A M van Delft, Jonathan D Jones, William F C Rigby, Ryan W Gan, V Michael Holers, Jess D Edison, Kevin D Deane, Koen M J Janssen, Johanna Westra, Mikael Brink, Solbritt Rantapää-Dahlqvist, Tom W J Huizinga, Annette H M van der Helm-van Mil, Diane van der Woude, Rene E M Toes, Leendert A Trouw
OBJECTIVE: In rheumatoid arthritis(RA), the autoantibodies anti-citrullinated protein antibodies(ACPA) and rheumatoid factor(RF) are commonly used to aid RA diagnosis. Although these autoantibodies are mainly found in RA, their specificity is not optimal. It is therefore difficult to identify RA patients, especially in very early disease, based on the presence of ACPA and RF alone. Also, anti-carbamylated protein(anti-CarP) antibodies have diagnostic and prognostic value as the presence of anti-CarP antibodies associates with joint damage in RA patients and with future RA development in arthralgia patients...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780794/pediatric-scurvy-when-contemporary-eating-habits-bring-back-the-past
#4
Alice Brambilla, Cristina Pizza, Donatella Lasagni, Lucia Lachina, Massimo Resti, Sandra Trapani
Vitamin C deficiency is anecdotal in developed countries, mainly associated with underling clinical morbidities as autism or neurological impairment. Chronic insufficient dietary supply is responsible for vascular fragility and impaired bone formation, resulting in gingival bleeding, petechial lesions, articular and bone pain or limb swelling. Children may present anorexia, irritability, failure to thrive, limping or refusal to walk. Accordingly, pediatric scurvy is frequently misdiagnosed with osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, bone and soft tissue tumor, leukemia, bleeding disorders, and rheumatologic conditions...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779702/vitamin-d-is-not-useful-as-a-biomarker-for-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Paola de la Torre Lossa, Mario Moreno Álvarez, María Del Carmen González Guzmán, Rafael López Martínez, Carlos Ríos Acosta
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is an association between serum vitamin D levels and the Disease Activity Index in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODOLOGY: An analytical, retrospective, cross-sectional study was performed at the Hospital Luis Vernaza and Center for Rheumatology and Rehabilitation. We included 18 to 75-year-old patients with a diagnosis of RA according to the 2010 classification criteria, and with a 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 [OH] D) test within the last 3 months...
May 17, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774784/moderate-alcohol-consumption-is-associated-with-increased-radiological-progression-in-women-but-not-in-men-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-espoir-cohort-%C3%A3-tude-et-suivi-des-polyarthrites-indiff%C3%A3-renci%C3%A3-es-r%C3%A3-centes
#6
F Sageloli, J L Quesada, B Fautrel, C Salliot, P Gaudin, A Baillet
OBJECTIVE: We conducted this study to determine whether alcohol consumption influences radiological progression in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHOD: Patients fulfilling the European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology 2010 criteria in the early arthritis cohort ESPOIR (Étude et Suivi des Polyarthrites Indifférenciées Récentes) were included in this study. Alcohol consumption was collected at baseline and at each visit. We classified alcohol consumption into three groups: abstinent (0 g/day), moderate (≤ 20 g/day for women, ≤ 30 g/day for men), and abuse (> 20 g/day for women, > 30 g/day for men)...
May 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769765/comparison-of-serum-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-levels-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-individuals-with-and-without-chronic-periodontitis-a-biochemical-study
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Sivasankari Thilagar, Ramakrishnan Theyagarajan, Uma Sudhakar, Snophia Suresh, Parthiban Saketharaman, Nizar Ahamed
Background: Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is indicated to play a major function in chronic inflammatory disorders. Objective: To assess and compare the cytokine level (TNF-α) in the serum of chronic periodontitis (CP), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), RA with CP, and healthy volunteers. Materials and Methods: This original research was carried out on 80 participants, divided into Group-I 20 RA patients, Group-II 20 CP patients, Group III 20 RA with CP (RA + CP), and Group IV 20 healthy volunteers...
March 2018: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766809/associations-between-depressive-disorders-and-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases
#8
Ozkan Varan, Hakan Babaoglu, Berna Goker
Depressive disorders, are not only common but also among the leading causes of disability worldwide. They are associated with increased incidences of various other diseases. It has been shown that in patients with autoimmune diseases, when depression coexists, the quality of life is worse and medical treatment and management is compromised. Depression-like symptoms, such as fatigue and disinterest are also common in inflammatory rheumatic diseases and often associated with poor quality of life. Medical therapy targeting inflammation results in alleviation of these symptoms in many patients...
May 15, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766257/the-impact-of-exercise-on-sleep-time-quality-and-disturbance-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
#9
Sean G McKenna, Alan E Donnelly, Bente A Esbensen, Alexander D Fraser, Norelee M Kennedy
Poor sleep is an issue for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which may curtail their ability to function appropriately and reduce their activity levels. This paper describes a protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial of an aerobic exercise intervention compared with exercise advice designed to improve sleep in people with RA. Objectives are to obtain reliable estimates regarding recruitment rates, participant retention and protocol adherence and to generate potential effect size estimates for a main trial...
May 15, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764963/reducing-missed-opportunities-for-influenza-vaccination-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-evaluation-of-a-multisystem-intervention
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Rachel Broderick, Iazsmin Ventura, Sunoz Soroosh, Lourdes Franco, Jon T Giles
OBJECTIVE: To assess a multimodal intervention for reducing missed opportunities for outpatient influenza vaccination in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Patients with RA were enrolled from a single center and each rheumatology outpatient visit was tracked for missed opportunities for influenza vaccination, defined as a visit in which an unvaccinated patient without contraindications remained unvaccinated or lacked documentation of vaccine recommendation in the electronic medical record (EMR)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762203/preparing-patients-for-biologic-medications-for-dermatologic-and-rheumatic-diseases
#11
Benjamin J Smith, Brigitta C Nuccio, Katelyn Y Graves, Victor M McMillan
Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis are prevalent conditions that often require a team of primary care and specialist healthcare professionals for the most optimum patient outcomes. Primary care providers can facilitate referrals to dermatology and rheumatology specialists by obtaining the needed screening workup for patients who need treatment with immunosuppressive therapies. This article reviews tuberculosis screening, hepatitis screening, and vaccinations to be administered before patients begin biologic medications...
May 8, 2018: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759124/the-seronegative-spondyloarthropathies
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REVIEW
Ayyappa S Duba, Stephanie D Mathew
The seronegative spondyloarthropathies are a group of five diseases characterized by inflammatory oligoarticular arthritis, enthesitis, and axial involvement. They have an increased incidence of the HLA-B27 gene. They are commonly associated with extra-articular features including involvement of the skin, eyes, and gastrointestinal tract. Early recognition and referral are key to limit disability, and comanagement with primary care and rheumatology offers the best outcomes.
June 2018: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753590/adherence-to-biologic-therapy-does-it-vary-with-ethnicity
#13
Muhammad K Nisar, Waqas Mirza, Aneesa Rafiq, Michael Eisenhut
BackgroundPoor adherence to therapy remains a significant barrier to improving clinical outcomes in rheumatic diseases and carries a major financial burden. It has been linked to medication related patient beliefs, which were reported to differ between ethnic groups. Little is known about these variations in biologic therapies cohorts. The purpose of this study was to identify potential determinants of adherence to biologic drugs including an assessment of the influence of beliefs about medicines and compare determinants of adherence between patients of Caucasian versus other ethnicities (OE)...
May 9, 2018: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748892/updated-pharmacological-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-for-women-before-during-and-after-pregnancy-reflecting-recent-guidelines
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Kieran E Murray, Louise Moore, Celine O'Brien, Anne Clohessy, Caroline Brophy, Patricia Minnock, Oliver FitzGerald, Eamonn S Molloy, Anne-Barbara Mongey, Shane Higgins, Mary F Higgins, Fionnuala M Mc Auliffe, Douglas J Veale
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease which can cause significant disability, morbidity, mortality, and impaired fertility. It commonly affects women of childbearing age. Managing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the perinatal period poses challenges. There is concern about the teratogenic effects of many traditional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and an ever-growing list of new therapeutic options with limited data in pregnancy and breastfeeding...
May 10, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747598/an-observation-on-the-severity-of-periodontal-disease-in-past-cigarette-smokers-suffering-from-rheumatoid-arthritis-evidence-for-a-long-term-effect-of-cigarette-smoke-exposure
#15
Márk Antal, Emese Battancs, Márta Bocskai, Gábor Braunitzer, László Kovács
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and cigarette smoking are both risk factors for periodontal disease (PD). Previous research suggests that systemic inflammatory conditions and cigarette smoking may act in synergy, and their co-occurrence leads to a much higher risk of developing severe stage PD than what the combination of their individual risks would suggest. We originally sought to test this in the case of RA, but it turned out that the majority of our patients were former smokers, who smoked for prolonged periods in the past...
May 10, 2018: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743324/spondyloarthritis-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-a-prospective-hospital-based-study
#16
Pierrot Lebughe, Kurt de Vlam, Rene Westhovens, Jean-Marie Mbuyi-Muamba, Jean Jacques Malemba
OBJECTIVES: To determine the spectrum of spondyloarthritis (SpA) in outpatients with symptoms of rheumatism attending two rheumatology practices in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. DESIGN: A descriptive prospective multicentre outpatient study. SETTING: The present study analysed 6 months data (from 1 December 2012 till 31 May 2013). PARTICIPANTS: Nine hundred and eighty-four consecutive outpatients were studied...
May 9, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743158/capturing-a-patient-reported-measure-of-physical-function-through-an-online-electronic-health-record-patient-portal-in-an-ambulatory-clinic-implementation-study
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Jing Li, Jinoos Yazdany, Laura Trupin, Zara Izadi, Milena Gianfrancesco, Sarah Goglin, Gabriela Schmajuk
BACKGROUND: Despite significant interest in the collection of patient-reported outcomes to make care more patient-centered, few studies have evaluated implementation efforts to collect patient-reported outcomes from diverse patient populations. OBJECTIVE: We assessed the collection of patient-reported outcomes from rheumatoid arthritis patients in an academic rheumatology clinic, using a paper and an online form through the electronic health record patient portal...
May 9, 2018: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741136/mortality-and-its-predictors-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-danish-population-based-inception-cohort-study
#18
J K Pedersen, R Holst, J Primdahl, A J Svendsen, K Hørslev-Petersen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate mortality and its predictors in a retrospectively defined population-based rheumatoid arthritis (RA) inception cohort Method: We included patients ascertained with incident RA from a region in the southern part of Denmark from 1995 to 2002. All patients fulfilled the 1987 American College of Rheumatology criteria for RA. The patients were followed from RA classification until death, emigration, or end of follow-up on 31 December 2013. We used personal record linkage with national public registers to obtain information on education, employment, cohabitation, comorbidity, and vital status...
May 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737455/current-and-future-use-of-chloroquine-and-hydroxychloroquine-in-infectious-immune-neoplastic-and-neurological-diseases-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Domenico Plantone, Tatiana Koudriavtseva
The process of finding new therapeutic indications for currently used drugs, defined as 'repurposing', is receiving growing attention. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, with an original indication to prevent or cure malaria, have been successfully used to treat several infectious (HIV, Q fever, Whipple's disease, fungal infections), rheumatological (systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome), and other immunological diseases. Indeed, they have anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, anti-infective, antithrombotic, and metabolic effects...
May 8, 2018: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737371/efficacy-and-safety-of-interleukin-1-antagonists-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Shekoufeh Nikfar, Parisa Saiyarsarai, Bereket Molla Tigabu, Mohammad Abdollahi
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have a high level of pro-inflammatory interleukin-1. Augmenting the blockade of interleukin-1 receptors by external interleukin-1 receptor antagonist modifies the progression of the disease. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (anakinra) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical trials and extension studies that compared anakinra with placebo or other medications were included. Electronic bibliographic databases: PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Sciences were searched from inception to November 2017...
May 8, 2018: Rheumatology International
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