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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
#4
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
#5
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: Clin Nephrol Case Stud
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852641/is-there-any-link-between-tumor-induced-osteomalacia-and-psoriasis-a-case-report
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Mojtaba Akbari, Bagher Larijani, Sasan Sharghi, Ali Jalili, Sayed Mahmoud Sajjadi-Jazi
BACKGROUND: Tumor-induced osteomalacia is an uncommon paraneoplastic syndrome caused by Fibroblast growth factor-23-secreting tumors. It is characterized by phosphaturia, hypophosphatemia, and a high plasma level of alkaline phosphatase. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a young patient with psoriasis who had suffered from bone pain and muscle weakness for more than 6.5 years. He was finally diagnosed with tumor-induced osteomalacia. However, mistakenly attributing the patient's signs and symptoms to psoriatic arthritis for a long time had resulted in multiple complications for the patient...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844772/five-to-10-year-prospective-follow-up-of-wrist-arthroplasty-in-56-nonrheumatoid-patients
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Ole Reigstad, Trygve Holm-Glad, Bjørg Bolstad, Christian Grimsgaard, Rasmus Thorkildsen, Magne Røkkum
PURPOSE: The goal of the study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of a cementless wrist arthroplasty with minimum 5-year follow-up in nonrheumatoid patients. METHODS: Fifty-seven (40 male) patients with end-stage arthritis changes received an uncemented ball-and-socket total wrist arthroplasty (Motec Wrist). Function was evaluated before surgery and at yearly follow-ups. Visual analog scale at rest and activity, quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH), active range of motion (AROM), and grip-strength were recorded...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844418/early-results-of-latitude-primary-total-elbow-replacement-with-a-minimum-follow-up-of-2-years
#14
Saurabh S Mehta, Adam C Watts, Sumedh C Talwalkar, Ann Birch, David Nuttall, Ian A Trail
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to present outcomes of primary Latitude total elbow replacement (TER) with a minimum follow-up of 2 years. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was undertaken with prospective outcome data collection for the latest outcome. Included were 63 consecutive primary Latitude TERs in 58 patients performed during a period of 5 years at a specialist orthopedic hospital. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 62 years (33-85 years)...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836879/outcome-of-the-sauv%C3%A3-kapandji-procedure-for-distal-radioulnar-joint-disorder-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-or-osteoarthritis-results-of-one-year-follow-up
#15
Mikinori Ikeda, Akira Kawabata, Keisuke Suzuki, Masahiko Toyama, Takeshi Egi
OBJECTIVES: We performed the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure for treating disorders of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or osteoarthritis (OA). This study aimed to compare and clarify the results of the SK procedure between RA and OA patients. We report the one-year follow-up results of patients who underwent the SK procedure to correct the DRUJ disorder caused by RA or OA. METHODS: The study included 22 wrists of 19 patients with RA and 10 wrists of nine patients with OA...
August 24, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819596/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-following-an-episode-of-herpes-zoster-a-case-report
#16
Christopher E Marrero, Neuyen Mclean, Keyana Varnado
INTRODUCTION: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is characterized by searing pain, hyperalgesia, edema, allodynia, and skin changes. CRPS may be difficult to diagnose and to treat given poorly understood mechanisms as well as its presentation of symptoms that may mimic common conditions such as joint stiffness in this condition as well as rheumatoid arthritis. CASE REPORT: A 71-year-old female presented to our clinic post shingles of the right upper extremity...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816770/prevalence-of-disability-in-patients-with-musculoskeletal-pain-and-rheumatic-diseases-in-a-population-from-cuenca-ecuador
#17
Sergio Vicente Guevara-Pacheco, Astrid Feican-Alvarado, Jorge Delgado-Pauta, Angelita Lliguisaca-Segarra, Ingris Pelaez-Ballestas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of disability in patients with musculoskeletal pain and rheumatic diseases in Cuenca, Ecuador. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analytical study with randomized sampling in 4877 subjects, from urban and rural areas. COPCORD (Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases)-validated questionnaire was administered house-to-house to identify subjects with nontraumatic musculoskeletal pain and rheumatic diseases...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808982/radial-head-prosthesis-results-overview
#18
E Carità, A Donadelli, L Cugola, P Perazzini
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Radial head replacement is frequently used in treatment of radial head fractures or sequela. Impossibility to restore a correct anatomy, acute elbow traumatic instability and failure of osteosynthesis hardware are the most common indications. The authors describe their case studies and results on the implantation of various radial head prostheses. MATERIALS: Between June 2005 and June 2016, 28 radial head prostheses were implanted in the same number of patients with an average follow-up of 49 months (6-104)...
August 14, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776720/some-novel-mannich-bases-of-5-3-4-dichlorophenyl-1-3-4-oxadiazole-2-3h-one-and-their-anti-inflammatory-activity
#19
Meric Koksal, Irem Ozkan-Dagliyan, Tugce Ozyazici, Beril Kadioglu, Hande Sipahi, Ayhan Bozkurt, Suleyman S Bilge
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are widely used for the treatment of rheumatic arthritis, pain, and many different types of inflammatory disorders, cause serious gastrointestinal (GI) side effects. The free carboxylic acid group existing on their chemical structure is correlated with GI toxicity related with all routine NSAIDs. Replacing this functional group with the 1,3,4-oxadiazole bioisostere is a generally used strategy to obtain an anti-inflammatory agent devoid of GI side effects...
August 4, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767437/rs2841277-pld4-is-associated-with-susceptibility-and-rs4672495-is-associated-with-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Wei-Chiao Chen, Wen-Chang Wang, Hsing-Fang Lu, 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...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
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