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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342504/symmetric-polyarthralgias-and-cutaneous-papulonodules-in-a-56-year-old-woman
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Sean B Singer, Cristina Thomas, Cecilia Lezcano, Mark Robbins, Amparo Gordian, Sarita Nori, Scott R Granter, Joseph F Merola, John T O'Malley
A 56-year-old female with no history of arthritis presented with a two month history of a diffuse, pruritic, painful papulonodular skin eruption, diffuse myalgias, and symmetric polyarthritis of the hands, shoulders, knees, and ankles. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 17, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332754/conservative-management-of-thumb-carpometacarpal-osteoarthritis-an-italian-survey-of-current-clinical-practice
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Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Kristin Valdes, Virginia O'Brien, Monica Seves, Raquel Cantero-Téllez, Pedro Berjano
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to elucidate expert opinion on the conservative treatment of thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A 21-item survey to determine the practice patterns of Italian hand therapists who treat arthritis of the CMC joint was developed and distributed through a professional online survey service to assure confidentiality and anonymity. RESULTS: Of the respondents, 80.8% were physical therapists; the remaining 19...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282524/perilunate-fracture-dislocations-clinical-and-radiological-results-of-21-cases
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Thomas Meszaros, Esther Vögelin, Lukas Mathys, Franck Marie Leclère
BACKGROUND: Perilunate dislocations and fracture-dislocations are a subcategory of the carpal instability complex. Herein, we report our university hospital experience with this complex injury. The goal of our study was to find predictive factors and quantify the development of arthritis and lunate necrosis. We tried to measure the impact of arthritis on hand function. METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2014, 21 patients underwent surgery for perilunate dislocations and perilunate fracture-dislocations of the wrist in our tertiary university center...
December 27, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246141/multisite-peripheral-joint-pain-a-cross-sectional-study-of-prevalence-and-impact-on-general-health-quality-of-life-pain-intensity-and-consultation-behaviour
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Andrew Finney, Krysia S Dziedzic, Martyn Lewis, Emma Healey
BACKGROUND: Research into musculoskeletal conditions often focusses on pain at single sites, such as the knee, yet several studies have previously reported the high prevalence of multiple sites of musculoskeletal pain. The most common form of musculoskeletal condition is arthritis, with osteoarthritis (OA) the most common cause of joint pain in adults 45 years and over. However, there is limited recognition of the prevalence of multisite peripheral joint pain in those either living with or at risk of OA, therefore this study set out to estimate the prevalence of multisite peripheral joint pain in adults 45 years and older, and its impact on several dimensions of health...
December 16, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225020/arthroscopic-wafer-procedure-versus-ulnar-shortening-osteotomy-as-a-surgical-treatment-for-idiopathic-ulnar-impaction-syndrome
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Won-Taek Oh, Ho-Jung Kang, Yong-Min Chun, Il-Hyun Koh, Hae-Mo-Su An, Yun-Rak Choi
PURPOSE: To compare clinical and radiologic outcomes and complication rates of the arthroscopic wafer procedure (AWP) and ulnar shortening osteotomy (USO) for idiopathic ulnar impaction syndrome (UIS). METHODS: From May 2009 to June 2014, 42 patients who were aged 45 years or older with idiopathic UIS underwent either the AWP or USO under the following identical surgical indications: (1) less than 4 mm of positive ulnar variance, (2) Palmer classification 2C or 2D lesion of the triangular fibrocartilage complex, (3) stable distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) and/or lunotriquetral joint, and (4) no evidence of osteoarthritis of the DRUJ or ulnocarpal joint...
December 7, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224946/revision-arthroplasty-of-the-wrist-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-mean-follow-up-6-6-years
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Per Fischer, Marcus Sagerfors, Ole Brus, Kurt Pettersson
PURPOSE: Management of failed total wrist arthroplasty (TWA) can be challenging; surgical treatment options include salvage arthrodesis, revision arthroplasty, and resection arthroplasty. There are few studies regarding salvage arthrodesis, and revision arthroplasty has been infrequently investigated. The aim of the study was to report the outcome after revision arthroplasty of the wrist. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 16 revision TWAs was evaluated between 2003 and 2016...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209436/the-potential-relationship-between-flammer-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndromes-the-chime-of-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Babak Baban, Olga Golubnitschaja
Flammer syndrome (FS) is a term to blanket a cluster of vascular and nonvascular signs and symptoms linked to primary vascular dysregulation (PVD), increased sensitivity to various stimuli (stress, drugs, etc.) and altered sense regulation such as pain, smell and thirst perception. On one hand, disruption of blood barrier and homeostasis of the body are the main targets of vascular irregularity. Inflammation and immune disorders including autoimmunity are considered as a consequence of the abnormal vascular regulation processes...
December 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186255/lepromatous-leprosy-simulating-rheumatoid-arthritis-report-of-a-neglected-disease
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Tatiana Cristina Pedro Cordeiro de Andrade, Tábata Yamasaki Martins, Bruna Cortinóvis Vieira, Tatiane Meira Santiago, Cleverson Teixeira Soares, Jaison Antônio Barreto
Brazil has the second largest number of leprosy cases in the world; nevertheless, late diagnosis is common. We report the case of a male patient with pain and numbness in both hands and feet for six years with positive rheumatoid factor and anticardiolipin under rheumatoid arthritis treatment for five years. Examination revealed diffuse cutaneous infiltration and leonine facies, characteristic features of lepromatous leprosy. Autoantibodies such as rheumatoid factor and anticardiolipin are markers of rheumatic autoimmune diseases, but their presence is also described in leprosy...
May 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151999/mid-term-outcomes-after-open-reduction-internal-fixation-of-proximal-interphalangeal-joint-dorsal-fracture-dislocations-through-a-volar-shotgun-approach-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Juan Marcelo Giugale, Juntian Wang, Robert A Kaufmann, John R Fowler
Background: Proximal interphalangeal (PIP) fracture dislocations remain a complex injury pattern to treat. There are several treatment methods available aimed to restore stability, preserve range of motion, and reconstitute the articular surface. This study looked at the mid-term clinical and radiographic results of open reduction internal fixation through a shotgun approach of comminuted PIP fracture dislocations. Methods: A retrospective review was conducted of all PIP fracture dislocations treated through a volar, shotgun approach at a single institution over a 15-year period...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141716/hansen-s-disease-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-crossover-of-clinical-symptoms-a-case-series-of-18-patients-in-the-united-states
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Sarah M Labuda, John S Schieffelin, Jeffrey G Shaffer, Barbara M Stryjewska
Hansen's Disease (HD) is a rare, chronic granulomatous infection of the skin and peripheral nerves caused by the noncultivable organism Mycobacterium leprae. Arthritis is the third most common symptom of HD. Subjects with both confirmed HD on skin biopsy and chronic arthritis were identified at the National Hansen's Disease Program (NHDP). We conducted a series of medical chart reviews and extracted and logged personally deidentified data into a database and carried out descriptive analyses. Eighteen of 261 subjects presented to the NDHP with both HD and chronic arthritis between 2001 and 2015...
October 23, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132788/arthroscopic-partial-trapeziectomy-with-soft-tissue-interposition-for-symptomatic-trapeziometacarpal-arthritis-6-month-and-5-year-minimum-follow-up
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Anthony L Logli, Jonathan Twu, Brian J Bear, Jonathan R Lindquist, Theodore L Schoenfeldt, Kenneth J Korcek
PURPOSE: To determine if arthroscopic partial trapeziectomy (APT) and soft tissue interposition arthroplasty is an effective treatment for symptomatic trapeziometacarpal arthritis. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 30 consecutive patients with symptomatic isolated trapeziometacarpal arthritis, Eaton-Littler stages II and III. Treatment consisted of an APT with soft tissue interposition utilizing an acellular dermal matrix as the interposition material. At a minimum of 6 months and 5 years after surgery, Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH), grip strength, oppositional and appositional pinch strengths, arthroplasty space, and thumb range of motion (ROM) were evaluated...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068934/resurfacing-capitate-pyrocarbon-implant-versus-proximal-row-carpectomy-alone-a-comparative-study-to-evaluate-the-role-of-capitate-prosthetic-resurfacing-in-advanced-carpal-collapse
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Francesco Giacalone, Pietro G di Summa, Alessandro Fenoglio, Arman Sard, Elisa Dutto, Matteo Ferrero, Maddalena Bertolini, Marc Garcia-Elias
BACKGROUND: The Resurfacing Capitate Pyrocarbon Implant associated with proximal row carpectomy has been used to treat symptomatic advanced carpal collapse, widening the indications of proximal row carpectomy to patients with capitate head arthritis. The authors retrospectively compared their case series of implant versus carpectomy alone, analyzing whether prosthetic implant outcomes could be similar to those of proximal row carpectomy even with a higher stage of osteoarthritis. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients who underwent surgery for wrist osteoarthritis (minimum follow-up, 2 years) were selected retrospectively...
November 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066930/the-effect-of-pregabalin-or-duloxetine-on-arthritis-pain-a-clinical-and-mechanistic-study-in-people-with-hand-osteoarthritis
#13
Nidhi Sofat, Abiola Harrison, Mark D Russell, Salma Ayis, Patrick D Kiely, Emma H Baker, Thomas Richard Barrick, Franklyn A Howe
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent arthritis worldwide and is characterized by chronic pain and impaired physical function. We hypothesized that heightened pain in hand OA could be reduced with duloxetine or pregabalin. In this prospective, randomized clinical study, we recruited 65 participants, aged 40-75 years, with a Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) for pain of at least 5. Participants were randomized to one of the following three groups: duloxetine, pregabalin, and placebo. The primary endpoint was the NRS pain score, and the secondary endpoints included the Australian and Canadian Hand Osteoarthritis Index (AUSCAN) pain, stiffness, and function scores and quantitative sensory testing by pain pressure algometry...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043142/costimulation-pathway-blockade-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-de-novo-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Mohamed Sheta, Samy Riad, Udayakumar Deepak, Naim Issa, Mark Birkenbach, Hassan N Ibrahim, Aleksandra Kukla
The best approach to treatment of de-novo rheumatoid arthritis in solid organ transplant recipients on typical immunosuppression is not well established. The use of biologics targeting specific cell types, cytokines, and immunological pathways has been gaining interest in the treatment of both, auto- and alloimmunity. We present a case of de-novo rheumatoid arthritis in a kidney transplant recipient 10 years post-transplant while receiving cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil, and also prednisone. Initial presentation included features of polymyalgia rheumatica and nephrotic range proteinuria...
2017: Clinical Nephrology. Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041986/fluorescence-optical-imaging-in-pediatric-patients-with-inflammatory-and-non-inflammatory-joint-diseases-a-comparative-study-with-ultrasonography
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Marisa Christin Beck, Anne-Marie Glimm, Sarah Ohrndorf, Kirsten Minden, Ralf Trauzeddel, Stephanie Gabriele Werner, Gerd Horneff, Marina Backhaus, Gerd Rüdiger Burmester, Tilmann Kallinich, Hermann Girschick, Jens Klotsche
BACKGROUND: Valid detection of arthritis is essential in differential diagnosis of joint pain. Indocyanin green (ICG)-enhanced fluorescence optical imaging (FOI) is a new imaging method that visualizes inflammation in wrist and finger joints. Objectives of this study were to compare FOI with ultrasonography (US, by gray-scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD)) and clinical examination (CE) and to estimate the predictive power of FOI for discrimination between inflammatory and non-inflammatory juvenile joint diseases...
October 17, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969061/rs2841277-pld4-is-associated-with-susceptibility-and-rs4672495-is-associated-with-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#16
Wei-Chiao Chen, Wen-Chang Wang, Yukinori Okada, Wei-Pin Chang, Yii-Her Chou, Hui-Hua Chang, Jin-Ding Huang, Der-Yuan Chen, Wei-Chiao Chang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most common autoimmune diseases, can lead to long-term joint damage, chronic pain, and loss of motor function in the hands, and may share some common genetic factors with other autoimmune disorders, such as ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Many single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were reported by genome-wide association studies (GWASs) of RA, but some of them have not been examined in the Taiwanese population. In this study, for 15 SNPs reported in previous RA and AS GWASs, we investigated their association with RA in a Taiwanese population...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941970/outcome-of-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-with-pedicled-pectoralis-transfer-in-patients-with-deltoid-paralysis
#17
Bassem T Elhassan, Eric R Wagner, Jean-David Werthel, Malo Lehanneur, Julia Lee
BACKGROUND: Management of shoulder arthritis associated with deltoid paralysis can be very challenging. The purpose of this study was to report the outcome of reverse shoulder arthroplasty with pedicled pectoralis transfer to reconstruct the anterior deltoid in patients with symptomatic shoulder arthritis and a paralyzed deltoid. METHODS: This study included 31 patients with an average age of 51 years (range, 27-73 years). All patients had chronic deltoid paralysis with significant loss of function due to progressive arthritis associated with rotator cuff deficiency...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915847/absence-of-ultrasound-inflammation-in-patients-presenting-with-arthralgia-rules-out-the-development-of-arthritis
#18
Myrthe van der Ven, M van der Veer-Meerkerk, D F Ten Cate, N Rasappu, M R Kok, D Csakvari, J M W Hazes, A H Gerards, J J Luime
BACKGROUND: To decrease the burden of disease of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), patients at risk for RA need to be identified as early as possible, preferably when no clinically apparent synovitis can be detected. Up to now, it has been fairly difficult to identify those patients with arthralgia who develop inflammatory arthritis (IA), but recent studies using ultrasound (US) suggest that earlier detection is possible. We aimed to identify patients with arthralgia developing IA within 1 year using US to detect subclinical synovitis at first consultation...
September 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891546/work-related-musculoskeletal-pain-among-lebanese-dentists-an-epidemiological-study
#19
S Bou Jaoude, N Naaman, E Nehme, J Gebeily, M Daou
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and identify their associated factors among a group of Lebanese dentists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 314 Lebanese, dentists completed an anonymous questionnaire that focused on occupational health problems. This study was approved by the ethics committee of Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon. The statistical analyses were performed using SPSS for windows...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869061/implant-arthroplasty-for-proximal-interphalangeal-metacarpophalangeal-and-trapeziometacarpal-joint-degeneration
#20
REVIEW
Jason J Srnec, Eric R Wagner, Marco Rizzo
Arthritis of the hand can result from inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA), or be posttraumatic and can cause pain and debilitation. Arthroplasty serves as 1 surgical option in the surgical management of arthritis and aims to create a pain-free joint with preservation of motion. Although implant arthroplasty of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP), metacarpophalangeal (MCP), and trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joints predictably produce pain relief and high satisfaction, it has historically suffered from high rates of complications...
October 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
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