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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595277/-the-role-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-diagnostics-of-axial-spondyloarthritis
#1
Martin Žlnay
Axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disorder that primary affects axial skeleton. It comprises wide spectrum of patients with immune mediated spine inflammation, from early, so called non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis to clinically evident ankylosing spondylitis. Conventional radiography is still the cornerstone of diagnosis, evaluation and classification of SpA. However, it has limitations in early disease, because it can only depict the consequences of inflammation for its inability to visualize soft tissue abnormalities within bone marrow...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472748/efficacy-and-safety-of-oral-diclofenac-sustained-release-versus-transdermal-diclofenac-patch-in-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-a-randomized-open-label-trial
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Viraj Ashok Shinde, Mrunalini Kalikar, Satyajeet Jagtap, Ganesh N Dakhale, Mangesh Bankar, Chaitali S Bajait, Vijay M Motghare, Ashlesha A Pashilkar, Latesh B Raghute, Ajita D Khamkar
Introduction: To compare the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of transdermal patches of diclofenac sodium with oral diclofenac sustained release (SR) in patients of chronic musculoskeletal MSK pain conditions. Materials and Methods: The eligible patients were given either transdermal diclofenac patch or tablet diclofenac SR. Pain was assessed at 2 and 4 weeks using a visual analog scale. Adverse events were recorded. Patients with 18-65 years old of either gender with score of ≥4 on a 11-item numeric rating scale-numeric version of visual analog scale for pain with diagnosis of primary osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hand of at least 3 months duration, with independent radiological confirmation of OA or having pain associated with other MSK conditions such as soft-tissue rheumatism, cervical and lumbar back pain, and fibromyalgia, of at least 3 months duration were included in this study...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470693/anti-inflammatory-anti-rheumatic-and-analgesic-activities-of-2-5-mercapto-1-3-4-oxadiazol-2-yl-n-propylbenzenesulphonamide-mopbs-in-rodents
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Hina Rasheed, Ruqayya Afridi, Ashraf Ullah Khan, Muhammad Zia Ullah, Sidra Khalid, Ayesha Atiq, Humaira Kashif, Muhammad Naeem Ahmed, Yeong Shik Kim, Salman Khan
Chronic inflammation is pathologically associated with various clinical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Several anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs currently available in market presents a wide range of problems. Therefore, the current study was aimed to evaluate anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of newly synthesized compound 2-(5-mercapto-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)-N-propylbenzenesulphonamide (MOPBS). Carrageenan and CFA-induced models were developed for evaluation of anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity...
February 22, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465359/socio-economic-inequalities-in-occurrence-and-health-care-costs-in-rheumatic-and-musculoskeletal-diseases-results-from-a-spanish-population-based-study-including-1-9-million-persons
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Polina Putrik, Sofia Ramiro, Juan F Orueta, Andras Keszei, Edurne Alonso Moran, Roberto Nuño Solinis, Annelies Boonen
OBJECTIVES: To explore and compare the impact of socio-economic deprivation on the occurrence of the major rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and health care costs. METHODS: Data on diagnoses, socio-demographics and health care costs of the entire adult population of the Basque Country (Spain) was used. Area deprivation index included five categories (1 to 5 (most deprived)). Cost categories included primary and specialist care, emergency room, hospitalisations, and drug prescriptions...
January 31, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353099/cardiovascular-involvement-in-systemic-rheumatic-diseases-an-integrated-view-for-the-treating-physicians
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REVIEW
Kwang Seob Lee, Andreas Kronbichler, Michael Eisenhut, Keum Hwa Lee, Jae Il Shin
Systemic autoimmune diseases can affect various kinds of organs including the kidney, the skin, soft tissue and the bone. Among others, cardiovascular involvement in rheumatic diseases has been shown to affect myocardium, pericardium, cardiac vessels, conduction system and valves, eventually leading to increased mortality. In general, underlying chronic inflammation leads to premature atherosclerosis, but also other manifestations such as arrhythmia and heart failure may have a 'silent' progress. Traditional cardiovascular risk factors play a secondary role, while disease-specific factors (i...
March 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794364/an-ineffective-differential-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-after-streptococcal-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection
#6
Tetsuya Suzuki, Momoko Mawatari, Toshihiko Iizuka, Tatsuya Amano, Satoshi Kutsuna, Yoshihiro Fujiya, Nozomi Takeshita, Kayoko Hayakawa, Norio Ohmagari
We herein report the case of a 68-year-old woman with a skin and soft tissue infection at her extremities. The blood culture results were positive for Streptococcus pyogenes, and we started treatment using ampicillin and clindamycin, although subsequent auscultation revealed a new-onset heart murmur. We therefore suspected rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis. The case met both the Jones criteria and the modified Duke criteria. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed vegetation on the aortic valve, although the pathological findings were also compatible with both rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis...
September 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319502/remitting-seronegative-symmetrical-synovitis-with-pitting-edema-appearance-on-fdg-pet-ct
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Jianjie Wang, Chaoyu Pu, Zhenchang Wang, Jigang Yang
Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) is a rare condition in the elderly and can appear as a first presentation of various types of rheumatic and malignant diseases. We presented a 62-year-old man with the diagnosis of RS3PE based on the clinical sign and laboratory data. Because of the possibility of associated malignancies in RS3PE, FDG PET/CT was performed to exclude occult tumors. The images showed multiple, symmetrically, diffusely increased F-FDG uptake in the soft tissue around joints and bones in the shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles...
June 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304005/cubital-tunnel-syndrome-secondary-to-gouty-tophi-a-case-report
#8
Hatice Resorlu, Coskun Zateri, Ayla Akbal, Ferhat Gokmen, Gurhan Adam, Serhad Bilim, Emre Bozkurt
Gout is a chronic rheumatic disease resulting from accumulation of monosodium urate crystals in tissues. The most important risk factor for the disease is hyperuricaemia. Precipitation of uric acid in the joint in the form of monosodium urate crystals is the main factor responsible for triggering attacks of arthritis. Tophi occur as a result of urate crystals that precipitate into joints and surrounding tissues. Tophi can erode the bone where they are located and cause compression in soft tissue due to a mass effect...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284771/prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-manifestations-and-related-disabilities-in-a-peruvian-urban-population-living-at-high-altitude-copcord-study-stage-i
#9
Oscar Vega-Hinojosa, Mario H Cardiel, Pilar Ochoa-Miranda
OBJECTIVE: Estimate the prevalence of musculoskeletal manifestations and related disabilities of an urban population living at high altitude in Juliaca, Puno, Peru, using the Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases (COPCORD) questionnaire and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) disability index. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in a sample of 1095 people. In each interview, the COPCORD methodology and the HAQ were applied. The city was divided into 8 sectors...
March 8, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207531/delayed-effort-induced-swelling-with-myofasciitis-and-systemic-manifestations-a-so-far-unrecognized-type-of-pressure-induced-urticaria
#10
Anne-Claire Bursztejn, Dan Lipsker
Diseases characterized by recurrent symptoms with prolonged intervals without any clinical manifestations can pose diagnostic difficulties. Some diagnoses will be obvious but other situations can be very challenging.To nosologically delineate a new entity characterized by recurrent flares of induration of the forearms and legs with swelling of the extremities accompanied by intense fatigue and variable other symptoms.Retrospective observational study of patients recorded from 2000 to 2015. All patients included were seen during a consultation at the Dermatology Department of the University Hospital of Strasbourg, France...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125360/monitoring-total-body-inflammation-and-damage-in-joints-and-entheses-the-first-follow-up-study-of-whole-body-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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M B Axelsen, I Eshed, M Østergaard, M L Hetland, J M Møller, D V Jensen, S B Krintel, M S Hansen, L Terslev, M Klarlund, R P Poggenborg, L Balding, S J Pedersen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes in whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WBMRI) inflammatory and structural lesions in most joints and entheses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with adalimumab. METHODS: WBMRI was obtained at weeks 0, 6, 16, and 52 in a 52 week follow-up study of 37 RA patients starting treatment with adalimumab. Readability and reliability of WBMRI were investigated for 76 peripheral joints, 23 discovertebral units, the sacroiliac joints, and 33 entheses...
July 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089200/limitations-of-the-current-standards-of-care-for-treating-gout-and-crystal-deposition-in-the-primary-care-setting-a-review
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REVIEW
Robert T Keenan
PURPOSE: This article outlines several important issues regarding the management of patients with gout. The topics discussed include best practices for gout based on the most current guidelines, opportunities for improving gout management, and current and emerging therapies for gout. METHODS: [PubMed and Google Scholar databases] were search for all articles and trials published before 2016, using the key terms [hyperuricemia, gout, tophi, joint erosion, joint damage, treatment guidelines, American College of Rheumatology (ACR), European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), flare, comorbidity, epidemiology, adherence, serum uric acid (sUA), monosodium urate (MSU), <6 mg/dL, MSU crystal formation, as well as individual drug names and classes of treatments of interest (allopurinol, febuxostat, colchicine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs)]...
February 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
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/28076929/non-invasive-imaging-demonstrates-clinical-features-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-a-rat-adjuvant-model-a-case-study
#14
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/28002861/injectable-corticosteroids-take-precautions-and-use-caution
#15
REVIEW
Véronique Freire, Nathalie J Bureau
Corticosteroids are routinely injected into soft tissues, tendon sheaths, bursae, and joints. These anti-inflammatory agents have different potency and solubility, and solubility is inversely correlated with the duration of action. Corticosteroids carry a low risk of complications but commonly cause systemic and local adverse effects. The use of intra-articular corticosteroid injections in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis is well established. Evidence also supports the use of injectable corticosteroids in the treatment of inflammatory tenosynovitis and bursitis associated with rheumatic diseases, trigger finger and de Quervain disease, and carpal tunnel syndrome...
November 2016: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625095/clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-of-patients-with-nontuberculous-mycobacterium-bloodstream-infection-in-a-tertiary-referral-hospital-in-beijing-china
#16
Sai-Nan Bian, Li-Fan Zhang, Yue-Qiu Zhang, Qi-Wen Yang, Peng Wang, Ying-Chun Xu, Xiao-Chun Shi, Xiao-Qing Liu
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) bloodstream infection (BSI) is relatively rare. We aimed in this study to evaluate the clinical characteristics, laboratory evaluation, and outcomes of patients with NTM BSI. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of inpatients with NTM BSI at our institution between January 2008 and January 2015 and recorded clinical parameters including age, gender, underlying disease, clinical manifestation, organs involved with NTM disease, species of NTM, laboratory data, treatment and outcome of these patients...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27504024/pachydermodactyly-a-report-of-two-cases
#17
Zbigniew Żuber, Grzegorz Dyduch, Andrzej Jaworek, Dorota Turowska-Heydel, Małgorzata Sobczyk, Marta Banach-Górnicka, Katarzyna Rusnak, Wojciech Górecki
Pachydermodactyly (PDD) is a rare and benign form of digital soft tissues fibromatosis, which affects the skin of the fingers. The disorder is characterized by asymptomatic, symmetric, progressive soft tissue swelling of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints of the fingers. The etiology of disease remains unknown. It is usually acquired, even though there are some publications that document family cases. It affects mainly adolescent men. We report two boys with the bilateral swelling of the of the PIP joints of the fingers and skin and subcutaneous tissue thickening...
2016: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27095870/active-subcutaneous-calcinosis-demonstrated-by-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-a-case-of-limited-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis
#18
Manuela Vadrucci, Massimo Castellani, Riccardo Benti
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rheumatic autoimmune disease of unknown origin causing fibrosis of the skin and the internal organs. The limited cutaneous variant is the most common subtype of SSc, and it is predominantly characterized by skin and soft-tissues involvement. A 72-year-old woman, who had been diagnosed with the limited cutaneous form of SSc 16 years before, underwent fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) examination due to unexplained weight loss and recent onset of fatigue and joint pain...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27079960/specialized-rheumatology-clinic-in-an-emergency-department-a-year-of-the-rheumatology-and-musculoskeletal-emergencies-clinic-rmsec-experience
#19
Carlos Antonio Guillén-Astete, Alina Boteanu, María Ángeles Blázquez-Cañamero, María Villarejo-Botija
BACKGROUND: In October 2013, the emergency department of our hospital started up a rheumatology and musculoskeletal emergencies clinic (RMSEC) with the participation of three specialists in Rheumatology. The purpose of this study was to describe the experience gained in the first year since the beginning of our activity. METHOD: A descriptive study of healthcare activity of the RMSEC throughout its first year of operation was performed. RESULTS: 1788 assessments on 1663 patients were performed...
January 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27077593/dual-energy-computed-tomography-of-the-knee-ankle-and-foot-noninvasive-diagnosis-of-gout-and-quantification-of-monosodium-urate-in-tendons-and-ligaments
#20
REVIEW
Jan Fritz, Joerg C Henes, Matthew K Fuld, Elliot K Fishman, Marius S Horger
Gout is a true crystal deposition arthropathy caused by the precipitation of monosodium urate into joints and periarticular soft tissues. It is the most common inflammatory arthropathy in men and women of older age with a male-to-female ratio of 3 to 8:1. The disease may progress from asymptomatic hyperuricemia through symptomatic acute gout attacks with asymptomatic periods into chronic symptomatic tophaceous gout. Although invasive arthrocentesis and demonstration of monosodium urate crystals on polarized light microscopy is definitive for the diagnosis of gout, dual-energy computed tomography (CT) allows for noninvasive visualization and reproducible volume quantification of monosodium urate crystals...
February 2016: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
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