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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215392/the-clinical-outcomes-of-atlanto-axial-arthrodesis-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-assessment-according-to-the-japanese-orthopaedic-association-cervical-myelopathy-evaluation-questionnaire-joacmeq
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Haku Iizuka, Yoichi Iizuka, Tokue Mieda, Daisuke Tsunoda, Ryoichi Kobayashi, Yasunori Sorimachi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of atlanto-axial arthrodesis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with cervical myelopathy using the Japanese Orthopaedic Association Cervical Myelopathy Evaluation Questionnaire (JOACMEQ). METHODS: Twenty patients who underwent surgery to treat atlanto-axial subluxation (AAS) were reviewed. RESULTS: The rates of success rates for each domain were as follows: cervical spine function, 11 of 18 patients (61...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205470/arthrodesis-of-little-finger-distal-interphalangeal-joint-in-flexion-to-regain-sporting-ability
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S M Beecher, D E O'Briain, J P Ng, E Murphy, M E O'Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Finger injuries are common in the sport of hurling. Injury to the little finger distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ) often occurs when a high dropping ball impacts on the outstretched finger. The little finger contributes to approximately 15% of grip strength. Injury therefore results in reduced grip strength and may impair the ability of players to grip or catch a ball. METHODS: Six elite hurlers with post-traumatic arthritis of their non-dominant little finger DIPJ underwent arthrodesis in 30 degrees of flexion...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197660/radiographic-and-surgical-considerations-in-arthritis-surgery-of-the-hand
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REVIEW
Violeta Nikac, Philip Blazar, Brandon Earp, Barbara N Weissman
Indications for hand surgeries include unremitting joint pain, deformity and stiffness, often secondary to arthritis. Several surgical options are available, including arthrodesis (fusion) and joint arthroplasty. Classically arthrodesis is performed in situations with poor bone stock and supporting soft tissues. Arthroplasty is reserved for patients and joints in which preservation of function is important and bone stock and soft tissue support are adequate. In this article we will review various techniques for arthrodesis and arthroplasty, their post-surgical imaging appearance, including key findings important to surgeons, and the findings that indicate post-surgical complications...
February 14, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170181/the-stem-cell-hard-sell-report-from-a-clinic-s-patient-recruitment-seminar
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Paul S Knoepfler
The growing direct-to-consumer, stem cell clinic industry in the U.S. uses a number of strategies for patient recruitment, including self-styled educational seminars, which may reach thousands of members of the public annually. Here I report on a first-hand experience at such a seminar that I recently attended. Numerous specific medical claims were made at the seminar: no potential for rejection; no side effects, including no pain; proven efficacy for a variety of conditions, including in particular arthritis and pain; and U...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149664/when-arthralgia-is-not-arthritis
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Juan Politei, Graciela Remondino, Ricardo Heguilen, Eric Wallace, Consuelo Durand, Andrea Schenone
The presence of distal extremity pain in children and adolescents usually triggers the search of rheumatologic diseases without considering non-rheumatologic causes of joint pain. Approaching distal extremity pain with a complete differential diagnosis, including non-rheumatologic entities, may hasten diagnosis, thus decreasing cost and aiding in earlier initiation of appropriate therapy. To present a case of a patient who after years of work up of arthralgia, which was actually attributed to rheumatologic causes, had an inherited metabolic disease...
December 2016: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118833/an-empirical-evaluation-of-the-sf-12-sf-6d-eq-5d-and-michigan-hand-outcome-questionnaire-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-of-the-hand
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Melina Dritsaki, Stavros Petrou, Mark Williams, Sarah E Lamb
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties, namely acceptability, validity, reliability, interpretability and responsiveness of the EuroQol EQ-5D (EQ-5D visual analogue (VAS) and EQ-5D (utility)), Short Form 12 Dimensions (SF-12), SF-6D and Michigan Hand Outcome Questionnaire (MHQ) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of the hand. METHODS: The empirical investigation was based upon data from a randomised controlled trial of 488 adults with rheumatoid arthritis who had pain and dysfunction of the hands and/or wrists...
January 24, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116570/frailty-and-reduced-physical-function-go-hand-in-hand-in-adults-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-us-observational-cohort-study
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James S Andrews, Laura Trupin, Edward H Yelin, Catherine L Hough, Kenneth E Covinsky, Patricia P Katz
Reduced physical function and health-related quality of life are common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and further studies are needed that examine novel determinates of reduced physical function in RA. This study examines whether frailty, a state of increased vulnerability to stressors, is associated with differences in self-reported physical function among adults with RA. Adults from a longitudinal RA cohort (n = 124) participated in the study. Using an established definition of frailty, individuals with three or more of the following physical deficits were classified as frail: (1) body mass index ≤18...
January 23, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099107/case-238-spontaneous-pneumothorax-secondary-to-intrapulmonary-necrobiotic-rheumatoid-nodule
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Ammar A Chaudhry, Maryam Gul, Abbas A Chaudhry, William Moore
History A 54-year-old white woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis who was taking glucocorticoids and methotrexate presented to the emergency department in December with worsening shortness of breath and chest heaviness for 1 week. She reported additional symptoms of weakness, headache, and arthralgia primarily involving her bilateral hands, wrist, ankles, and feet. She denied experiencing fevers, syncope or presyncope, focal neurologic deficits, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, unintentional weight loss, or recent trauma...
February 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098055/nonsurgical-treatment-of-mason-type-ii-radial-head-fractures-in-athletes-a-retrospective-study
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M Guzzini, A Vadalà, A Agrò, V Di Sanzo, D Pironi, A Redler, P Serlorenzi, L Proietti, C Civitenga, D Mazza, R M Lanzetti, Andrea Ferretti
OBJECTIVE: The best treatment for moderately displaced radial head fractures (Mason type II) still remains controversial. In cases of isolated fractures, there is no evidence that a fragment displacement of ≥ 2 mm gives poor results in conservatively treated fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 52 patients (31M, 21F) affected by an isolated Mason type II fracture, treated with a long arm cast for two weeks between 2008 and 2013. All patients had practiced sports before being injured...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072711/the-coexistence-of-sapho-syndrome-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report
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Wenrui Xu, Chen Li, Weihong Zhang
RATIONAL: SAPHO (Synovitis-Acne-Pustulosis-Hyperstosis-Osteitis) syndrome is a rare disease featured by its dermatological and osteoarthritic disorders, the latter of which mainly affecting the anterior chest wall, spine, and sacroiliac joint. However, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease, mainly affecting the synovial tissue of small joints in hands and feet. Here, we present an extremely rare case diagnosed with both SAPHO syndrome and RA, with an onset interval of 10 years...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061494/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-lumbar-spondylosis-and-its-association-with-low-back-pain-among-rural-korean-residents
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Sung Yeon Lee, Nam H Cho, Young Ok Jung, Young Il Seo, Hyun Ah Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of and the relevant risk factors for lumbar spondylosis (LS) among middle-aged and elderly rural Korean residents and to explore the association between radiographic LS and lower back pain (LBP) in relation to age and gender. METHODS: This community-based, cross-sectional study evaluated 1512 subjects with available radiograph. The prevalence of LBP was obtained using a questionnaire and disability resulting from LBP was measured using a validated Korean version of the Oswestry disability index (ODI)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053264/unconstrained-metacarpophalangeal-joint-arthroplasties-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
R S Aujla, N Sheikh, P Divall, B Bhowal, J J Dias
AIMS: We performed a systematic review of the current literature regarding the outcomes of unconstrained metacarpophalangeal joint (MCPJ) arthroplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We initially identified 1305 studies, and 406 were found to be duplicates. After exclusion criteria were applied, seven studies were included. Outcomes extracted included pre- and post-operative pain visual analogue scores, range of movement (ROM), strength of pinch and grip, satisfaction and patient reported outcome measures (PROMs)...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031726/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-medical-and-legal-ramifications-of-clinical-variability-and-experience-and-perspective-of-a-practicing-clinician
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R P Lazaro
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the ramifications of clinical variability of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and how they can affect the various aspects of this condition, favorably or unfavorably, for both patients and participating medical and legal professionals. METHODS: Twelve patients diagnosed with CRPS at different times in the past 25 years were followed up, and their signs and symptoms were reviewed for variability. None had preexisting or ongoing medical disorders and prior injury to the peripheral nerves or musculoskeletal tissues...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028685/rapid3-scores-and-hand-outcome-measurements-in-ra-patients-a-preliminary-study
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Merita Qorolli, Hajrije Hundozi-Hysenaj, Sylejman Rexhepi, Blerta Rehxepi, Simeon Grazio
The Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data 3 (RAPID3) is a patient-reported disease activity measure used to assess physical function, pain, and global health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without formal joint counts. Since hand involvement and its decreased function are hallmarks of RA, the aim of our study was to investigate the performance of RAPID3 scores with regard to hand function and to confirm previous findings that the RAPID3 score as a disease activity measure is strongly correlated with the DAS28 score...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018087/a-unique-case-of-bilateral-trans-scaphoid-perilunate-dislocation-with-dislocation-of-lunate-into-the-forearm
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Siddharth R Virani, Sagar Wajekar, Hariharan Mohan, Aditya A Dahapute
INTRODUCTION: Perilunate dislocations are commonly seen after fall on an outstretched hand in extremes of dorsiflexion and ulnar deviation. A greater arc injury is one when there is an associated fracture of one or more bones around the lunate while a lesser arc injury is associated with pure ligamentous disruption around the lunate. CASE REPORT: We report a unique case of bilateral trans-scaphoid perilunate dislocation in a 35-year-old male labourer. This is the first reported case where the lunate dislocated into the forearm on the volar aspect...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008295/relationship-between-lymph-node-volume-and-pain-following-certolizumab-therapy-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-flare-a-pilot-study
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Homaira Rahimi, Gregory Dieudonne, Valeriy Kheyfits, Echoe M Bouta, Ronald W Wood, Rick Barrett, Sharon Moorehead, Edward M Schwarz, Christopher T Ritchlin
OBJECTIVES: The mechanisms that trigger flare in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are unknown. In murine arthritis models, dysfunctional lymph node (LN) drainage is associated with joint flare. To examine if LN alterations are associated with RA flare, we analyzed the change in LN volume via contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI) in patients with active joint flare at baseline and 16 weeks after certolizumab pegol (CZP) therapy. We also assessed the changes in popliteal or epitrochlear LN volumes versus the Rheumatoid and Arthritis Outcome Score (RAOS) (knee), or the Michigan Hand Questionnaire (MHQ; wrist/hand), and Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28), at baseline and 16 weeks...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926913/effect-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-on-strength-dexterity-coordination-and-functional-status-of-the-hand-the-relationship-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
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Asiye Mukaddes Erol, Esma Ceceli, Selma Uysal Ramadan, Pınar Borman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on strength, dexterity, coordination and functional status of the hand and to determine the relation with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty eight patients with RA and thirty three controls were included in the study. There were five drop-outs in RA group. Pain was assessed by visual analog scale. Painful and swollen joints of the dominant hand were recorded. Hand deformities of the patients were noted...
November 23, 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909126/medium-term-outcomes-of-the-universal-2-total-wrist-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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R Badge, K Kailash, D R Dickson, S Mahalingam, A Raza, A Birch, D Nuttall, S R Murali, M J Hayton, S Talwalkar, A C Watts, I A Trail
AIMS: The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of the Universal-2 total wrist arthroplasty (TWA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective review of all 95 Universal-2 TWAs which were performed in our institution between 2003 to 2012 in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A total of six patients were lost to follow-up and two died of unrelated causes. A total of ten patients had bilateral procedures...
December 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884200/a-three-stage-procedure-using-bone-transportation-for-the-treatment-of-sternoclavicular-infectious-arthritis
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Hua Chen, Xinran Ji, Ming Hao, Qun Zhang, Peifu Tang
BACKGROUND: Sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) infectious arthritis is a rare disease. A standard treatment for SCJ infection has not been established. This study aimed to assess the clinical outcomes of a three-stage procedure with bone transportation (BT) for treating SCJ infectious arthritis. METHODS: Six patients (mean age 39.5 years) with chronic SCJ infectious arthritis were included in the study. The patients underwent a three-stage treatment between January 2009 and December 2012, and results were analyzed retrospectively...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
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