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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088339/evidence-based-management-of-systemic-sclerosis-navigating-recommendations-and-guidelines
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Russell Edward Pellar, Janet Elizabeth Pope
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare heterogeneous connective tissue disease. Recommendations addressing the major issues in the management of SSc including screening and treatment of organ complications are needed. METHODS: The updated European League Against Rheumatism/European Scleroderma Trial and Research (EULAR/EUSTAR) and the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology (BHPR) guidelines were compared and contrasted...
December 9, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088248/the-spectrum-of-rheumatic-in-patient-diagnoses-at-a-pediatric-hospital-in-kenya
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Angela Migowa, Inés Colmegna, Carol Hitchon, Eugene Were, Evelyn Ng'ang'a, Thomas Ngwiri, John Wachira, Sasha Bernatsky, Rosie Scuccimarri
BACKGROUND: Pediatric rheumatic diseases are chronic illnesses that can cause considerable disease burden to children and their families. There is limited epidemiologic data on these diseases in East Africa. The aim of this study was to assess the spectrum of pediatric rheumatic diagnoses in an in-patient setting and determine the accuracy of ICD-10 codes in identifying these conditions. METHODS: Medical records from Gertrude's Children's Hospital in Kenya were reviewed for patients diagnosed with "diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue" as per ICD-10 diagnostic codes assigned at discharge between January and December 2011...
January 14, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087505/2016-update-of-the-asas-eular-management-recommendations-for-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Désirée van der Heijde, Sofia Ramiro, Robert Landewé, Xenofon Baraliakos, Filip Van den Bosch, Alexandre Sepriano, Andrea Regel, Adrian Ciurea, Hanne Dagfinrud, Maxime Dougados, Floris van Gaalen, Pál Géher, Irene van der Horst-Bruinsma, Robert D Inman, Merryn Jongkees, Uta Kiltz, Tore K Kvien, Pedro M Machado, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Anna Molto, Victoria Navarro-Compàn, Salih Ozgocmen, Fernando M Pimentel-Santos, John Reveille, Martin Rudwaleit, Jochen Sieper, Percival Sampaio-Barros, Dieter Wiek, Jürgen Braun
To update and integrate the recommendations for ankylosing spondylitis and the recommendations for the use of tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) into one set applicable to the full spectrum of patients with axSpA. Following the latest version of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Standardised Operating Procedures, two systematic literature reviews first collected the evidence regarding all treatment options (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) that were published since 2009...
January 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087065/a-bibliometric-study-of-the-scientific-publications-on-patient-reported-outcomes-in-rheumatology
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Marta Redondo, Leticia Leon, Francisco Javier Povedano, Lydia Abasolo, Miguel Angel Perez-Nieto, Francisco López-Muñoz
INTRODUCTION: We have conducted a bibliometric study of the scientific publications on patient-reported outcomes in the field of rheumatology. METHODS: SCOPUS was the database used in this bibliometric study. We performed two searches. The main search involved selecting the documents published between 2000 and 2014 limited to top-tier journals addressing rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, using specific descriptors together with the operator and main descriptor "patient-reported outcomes" (PROs), and we performed a secondary search, with the following specific descriptors: "pain," "functional capacity," and "fatigue...
December 10, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081477/pharmacokinetic-studies-of-active-triterpenoid-saponins-and-the-total-secondary-saponin-from-anemone-raddeana-regel
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Dandan Zhang, Tianli Lei, Chongning Lv, Huimin Zhao, Haiyan Xu, Jincai Lu
The rhizome of Anemone raddeana Regel, a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which has a robust history treating rheumatism and neuralgia. The total secondary saponin (TSS) from it has demonstrated antitumor activity. In this study, a rapid and validated LC-MS/MS method was developed to simultaneously determine the active compounds (Hederacolchiside A1 and Eleutheroside K). Analytes were separated on a reverse-phase C18 column with acetonitrile-water (5mmol/L ammonium acetate) as the mobile phase. This assay showed acceptable linearity (r>0...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079986/establishment-of-an-in-vitro-3-d-model-for-cartilage-damage-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-ra
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Yvonne Peck, Li Ting Leom, Pei Fen Patricia Low, Dong-An Wang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that leads to progressive joint destruction. To further understand the process of rheumatoid cartilage damage, an in vitro model consisting of an interactive tri-culture of synovial fibroblasts (SFs), LPS-stimulated macrophages and a primary chondrocyte-based tissue engineered construct was established. The tissue engineered construct has a similar composition to human cartilage, which are rich in collagen type II and proteoglycans. Data generated from this model revealed that healthy chondrocytes were activated in the presence of SFs and macrophages...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079786/fatal-postoperative-systemic-pulmonary-hypertension-in-benfluorex-induced-valvular-heart-disease-surgery-a-case-report
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Christophe Baufreton, Patrick Bruneval, Marie-Christine Rousselet, Pierre-Vladimir Ennezat, Olivier Fouquet, Raphael Giraud, Carlo Banfi
RATIONALE: Drug-induced valvular heart disease (DI-VHD) remains an under-recognized entity. PATIENT CONCERNS: This report describes a heart valve replacement which was complicated by intractable systemic pulmonary arterial hypertension in a 61-year-old female with severe restrictive mitral and aortic disease. The diagnosis of valvular disease was preceded by a history of unexplained respiratory distress. The patient had been exposed to benfluorex for 6.5 years. DIAGNOSES: The diagnostic procedure documented specific drug-induced valvular fibrosis...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079510/a-comparison-of-discontinuation-rates-of-tofacitinib-and-biologic-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-bayesian-network-meta-analysis
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Sun-Kyeong Park, Min-Young Lee, Eun-Jin Jang, Hye-Lin Kim, Dong-Mun Ha, Eui-Kyung Lee
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the discontinuation rates of tofacitinib and biologics (tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi), abatacept, rituximab, and tocilizumab) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients considering inadequate responses (IRs) to previous treatment(s). METHODS: Randomised controlled trials of tofacitinib and biologics - reporting at least one total discontinuation, discontinuation due to lack of efficacy (LOE), and discontinuation due to adverse events (AEs) - were identified through systematic review...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079119/interleukin-32-gamma-stimulates-bone-formation-by-increasing-mir-29a-in-osteoblastic-cells-and-prevents-the-development-of-osteoporosis
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Eun-Jin Lee, Sang-Min Kim, Bongkun Choi, Eun-Young Kim, Yeon-Ho Chung, Eun-Ju Lee, Bin Yoo, Chang-Keun Lee, Seokchan Hong, Beom-Jun Kim, Jung-Min Koh, Soo-Hyun Kim, Yong-Gil Kim, Eun-Ju Chang
Interleukin-32 gamma (IL-32γ) is a recently discovered cytokine that is elevated in inflamed tissues and contributes to pathogenic features of bone in human inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Nevertheless, the role of IL-32γ and its direct involvement in bone metabolism is unclear. We investigated the molecular mechanism of IL-32γ in bone remodeling and the hypothetical correlation between IL-32γ and disease activity in osteoporosis patients. Transgenic (TG) mice overexpressing human IL-32γ showed reduced bone loss with advancing age, increased bone formation, and high osteogenic capacity of osteoblast compared to wild-type (WT) mice through the upregulation of miR-29a, which caused a reduction of Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) expression...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077866/paediatric-rheumatic-disease-systemic-jia-genetically-distinct
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Sarah Onuora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077692/reference-curves-for-the-australian-canadian-hand-osteoarthritis-index-in-the-middle-aged-dutch-population
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Féline P B Kroon, Sofia Ramiro, Patrick Royston, Saskia Le Cessie, Frits R Rosendaal, Margreet Kloppenburg
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to establish reference curves of the Australian/Canadian Hand Osteoarthritis Index (AUSCAN), a widely used questionnaire assessing hand complaints. METHODS: Analyses were performed in a population-based sample, The Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity study (n = 6671, aged 45-65 years). Factors associated with AUSCAN scores were analysed with ordered logistic regression, because AUSCAN data were zero inflated, dividing AUSCAN into three categories (0 vs 1-5 vs >5)...
January 11, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076929/non-invasive-imaging-demonstrates-clinical-features-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-a-rat-adjuvant-model-a-case-study
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N Accart, J Dawson, F Kolbinger, I Kramer, N Beckmann
Ankylosing spondylitis is a common rheumatic disease involving both inflammatory erosive osteopenia and bony overgrowth. Main disease features are recapitulated in small rodents challenged with complete Freund's adjuvant. MRI was used to follow longitudinally in vivo changes induced in the rat spine and micro-CT as terminal assessment of bone damage. Histochemistry methods were used to validate these imaging modalities in view of preclinical drug testing and translational applications of spine imaging. Animals were examined using a 3D fat-suppressed gradient-echo sequence, following the injection of gadolinium...
November 2, 2016: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075425/management-of-fibromyalgia-practical-guides-from-recent-evidence-based-guidelines
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Winfried Häuser, Jacob Ablin, Serge Perrot, Mary-Ann Fitzcharles
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a prevalent and costly condition worldwide, affecting approximately 2% of the general population. Recent evidence- and consensus-based guidelines from Canada, Germany, Israel and the European League Against Rheumatism aim to support physicians in achieving a comprehensive diagnostic work-up of patients with chronic widespread pain (CWP) and to assist patients and physicians in shared decision making on treament options. Every patient with CWP requires at the first medical evaluation a complete history, medical examination and some laboratory tests (complete blood count, C-reactive protein, serum calcium, creatine phosphokinase, thyroid stimulating hormone, 25-OH vitamin D) to screen for metabolic or inflammatory causes of CWP...
January 4, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073801/predictors-of-work-disability-after-start-of-anti-tnf-therapy-in-a-national-cohort-of-swedish-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-does-early-anti-tnf-therapy-bring-patients-back-to-work
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T Olofsson, I F Petersson, J K Eriksson, M Englund, J A Nilsson, P Geborek, L T H Jacobsson, J Askling, M Neovius
OBJECTIVES: To examine predictors of work ability gain and loss after anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) start, respectively, in working-age patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with a special focus on disease duration. METHODS: Patients with RA, aged 19-62 years, starting their first TNF inhibitor 2006-2009 with full work ability (0 sick leave/disability pension days during 3 months before bio-start; n=1048) or no work ability (90 days; n=753) were identified in the Swedish biologics register (Anti-Rheumatic Treatment In Sweden, ARTIS) and sick leave/disability pension days retrieved from the Social Insurance Agency...
January 10, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073655/fusion-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-and-second-to-fifth-metatarsal-head-resection-for-rheumatoid-forefoot-deformity
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Pierfranco Triolo, Federica Rosso, Roberto Rossi, Raul Cerlon, Umberto Cottino, Davide Edoardo Bonasia
The goals of the present study were to evaluate the mid-term results of first metatarsophalangeal joint fusion combined with second to fifth metatarsal head resection in rheumatoid forefoot deformity and identify the prognostic factors. The inclusion criteria were 2010 American College of Rheumatology and/or European League Against Rheumatism criteria for rheumatoid arthritis; symptomatic forefoot deformity; first metatarsophalangeal joint fusion and second to fifth metatarsal head resection; and a minimum of 4 years of follow-up data available...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072937/prognosis-of-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-admitted-to-intensive-care
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M Beil, S Sviri, V de la Guardia, I Stav, E Ben-Chetrit, P V van Heerden
Variable mortality rates have been reported for patients with rheumatic diseases admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). Due to the absence of appropriate control groups in previous studies, it is not known whether the presence of a rheumatic disease constitutes a risk factor. Moreover, the accuracy of the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score for predicting outcome in this group of patients has been questioned. The primary goal of this study was to compare outcome of patients with rheumatic diseases admitted to a medical ICU to those of controls...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072564/clinical-factors-associated-with-the-diagnosis-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Erdem Eren, Toygar Kalkan, Seçil Arslanoğlu, Mustafa Özmen, Kazım Önal, Emine Figen Tarhan, Servet Akar
Objective To determine the predictive value of nasal endoscopic findings and symptoms in the diagnosis of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). Study Design A cross-sectional study. Setting A tertiary university hospital. Subjects and Methods A total of 116 adults were enrolled in the study: 19 patients with GPA, 29 patients with other rheumatic diseases, and 68 healthy volunteers. All patients were examined with a flexible endoscope, and nasal endoscopic images were recorded and evaluated blindly. The medical history of each patient was taken by a physician blinded to the patient's diagnosis...
January 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071960/community-based-prevalence-study-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-rural-ethiopia
#18
Tadesse Gemechu, Hani Mahmoud, Eldryd Ho Parry, David Iw Phillips, Magdi H Yacoub
Background Chronic Rheumatic Heart disease (RHD) continues to be a health problem in many low and middle income countries and especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Echocardiography has shown that the disease is far more widespread than may be detected by clinical assessment, but data are lacking on the prevalence and epidemiological features in rural Africa. Design Community-based prevalence survey Methods We used transthoracic echocardiography to carry out a population-based study of RHD in a rural area of Ethiopia...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070915/mitral-valve-resistance-determines-hemodynamic-consequences-of-severe-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis-and-immediate-outcomes-of-percutaneous-valvuloplasty
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Hamidreza Sanati, Reza Zolfaghari, Niloufar Samiei, Yousef Rezaei, Mitra Chitsazan, Ali Zahedmehr, Farshad Shakerian, Reza Kiani, Ata Firouzi, Reza Rezaei Tabrizi
INTRODUCTION: The mitral valve area (MVA) poorly reflects the hemodynamic status of (MS). In this study, we compared the MVA with mitral valve resistance (MVR) with regard to the determination of hemodynamic consequences of MS and the immediate outcomes of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV). METHODS: In a prospective study, 36 patients with severe rheumatic MS with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >50% were evaluated. They underwent transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and catheterization...
January 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070627/-tendinopathy-in-rheumatic-diseases
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M Henniger, S Rehart
Involvement of tendons and tendon sheaths is frequently found in the most common inflammatory systemic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis. In rheumatoid arthritis tendon manifestations occur as tenosynovitis, with swelling and pain of the tendons mainly on the hands and feet. In spondyloarthritis the involvement of tendons presents as enthesitis with pain and swelling directly at the attachment points of tendons to the bony structures and more commonly in the lower extremities. Pathological alterations of tendons can be normally visualized by sonography and only sometimes with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or scintigraphy...
January 9, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
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