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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532395/factors-associated-with-hand-joint-destruction-in-chinese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Lijuan Zhang, Jing Wang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Ting Fu, Rulan Yin, Ze Wang, Liren Li, Xianhua Wu, Zhifeng Gu
BACKGROUND: There have been no previous report of hand joint destruction prevalence in Chinese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and potential factors of hand joint destruction among RA patients from Nantong China. In addition, we wanted to examine the differences between functional capacity, psychological status, and quality of life in patients with hand joint destruction compared to those without hand joint destruction...
May 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511689/harnessing-interactive-technologies-to-improve-health-outcomes-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Andrea Coda, Dean Sculley, Derek Santos, Xavier Girones, Lucie Brosseau, Derek R Smith, Joshua Burns, Keith Rome, Jane Munro, Davinder Singh-Grewal
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) typically have reduced physical activity level and impaired aerobic and anaerobic exercise capacity when compared to their non-JIA counterparts. Low intensity exercise regimens appear to be safe in children with JIA and may results in improvements in overall physical function. Poor adherence to paediatric rheumatology treatment may lead to negative clinical outcomes and possibly increased disease activity. This includes symptoms such as pain, fatigue, quality of life, longer term outcomes including joint damage, as well as increase of healthcare associated costs...
May 16, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475518/palisaded-neutrophilic-and-granulomatous-dermatitis-interstitial-granulomatous-dermatitis-overlap-a-striking-clinical-and-histologic-presentation-with-burning-rope-sign-and-subsequent-mirror-image-contralateral-recurrence
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Malan Kern, Mallory B Shiver, Kristen M Addis, Jerad M Gardner
Palisaded neutrophilic and granulomatous dermatitis and interstitial granulomatous dermatitis are uncommon granulomatous dermatoses that often arise in association with rheumatoid arthritis. These 2 entities have overlapping features and may exist on a spectrum. We report an intriguing case of a 53-year-old man with advanced rheumatoid arthritis who presented with a large indurated painful truncal plaque with a palpable cord in addition to a papulonodular eruption on his dorsal hands. Furthermore, our patient had a recurrence in a near-identical mirror-image pattern on the contralateral trunk...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465206/thumb-carpometacarpal-joint-denervation-for-primary-osteoarthritis-a-prospective-study-of-31-thumbs
#4
T Giesen, H J Klein, A Franchi, J A Medina, D Elliot
We present the results of a prospective study of 31 thumbs in 30 patients affected by primary osteoarthritis at the thumb carpometacarpal (CMC1) joint who were treated with denervation of the involved joint. For every operated hand, the Kapandji score, key-pinch strength, grip strength and pain on a visual analogue scale were evaluated preoperatively and postoperatively at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year. The patients' satisfaction was determined. The Kapandji score and key-pinch strength improved significantly in all patients...
June 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462539/correlation-of-functional-ability-of-the-hand-with-upper-limb-function-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#5
Chhaya Verma, Ruchita Parikh, Milind Nadkar, Amita Mehta
BACKGROUND / OBJECTIVES: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with significant pain and deformities, where individuals continue to perform activities with reduced abilities. Fatigue and functional disability ensues with the progressive nature of the disease. The study was designed to observe the correlation between the Functional Ability of the Hand with Upper Limb function and Quality of Life in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. METHODS: 75 patients diagnosed with RA who were classified in Class I, II, III as per the revised criteria for Classification of Functional Status as given by the American College of Rheumatology were asked to perform the Grip Ability Test to calculate the Hand function...
March 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460514/-the-456th-case-polyarthritis-dry-cough-dyspnea-on-exertion
#6
Y Li, X Y Ren, F Sun, P Wang, J L Zhao, Q J Wu, X F Zeng
A 53-year-old woman presented with arthralgia and dyspepsia on exertion.Symmetrical joint swelling and pain of bilateral hands with pigmentation sedimentation in the articular surfaces, dry cough and short of breath were the main clinical manifestations.Elevated levels of erythrocyte sedimentation rate(89 mm/1 h), C-reactive protein (64.45 mg/L), IgG(31.22 g/L) and IgA (5.44 g/L). Rheumatoid factor was positive and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody was negative.Chest high-resolution computed tomography scan found that diffusely distributed lung nodules, round cysts with varying sizes and patchy ground glass opacities...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442212/effects-of-underwater-ultrasound-therapy-on-pain-inflammation-hand-function-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Márta Király, Zsuzsanna Varga, Ferenc Szanyó, Rita Kiss, Katalin Hodosi, Tamás Bender
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of underwater ultrasound (US) therapy in 48 patients with moderately active rheumatoid arthritis (disease activity score in 28 joints [DAS28]>3.2 and<5.1). METHODS: Patients randomly assigned to the ultrasound group (n=25) received underwater continuous ultrasound therapy to both wrists and hands for 7min per session with an intensity of 0.7W/cm(2) for 10 sessions. The control group (n=23) received sham treatment under the same conditions...
April 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428914/development-and-validation-of-a-disease-specific-questionnaire-for-basal-joint-arthritis
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Peter C Noback, Joseph M Lombardi, Mani Seetharaman, Donald H Lee, Robert J Strauch, Melvin P Rosenwasser
Background The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is the most commonly used instrument to assess outcomes of basal joint arthritis (BJA). However, the DASH is subject to influence by the entire upper extremity. Purpose This study aims to develop and validate a disease-specific questionnaire for BJA that would be more sensitive to changes in thumb function and pain, and correlate better with objective and subjective metrics. Patients and Methods The thumb disability examination (TDX) was developed and 80 patients presenting with BJA at one of the two hospital-based hand clinics were enrolled in the validation study...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414677/a-rare-case-of-tropical-pyomysitis-acquired-on-vacation-in-a-healthy-male
#9
K Poole, T Tran
INTRODUCTION: Pyomyositis has traditionally been considered a tropical disease. Increasing prevalence has been observed in more northern climates, especially with HIV, immunosuppression, and IV drug abuse as predisposing factors. Pyomyositis has the tendency to mimic other conditions, such as muscle contusion, necrotizing fasciitis, or septic arthritis. The rarity of this disease and non-specificity of its symptoms often lead to delay in appropriate diagnosis and treatment. CASE: 24-year-old man, seen 2 days prior in orthopedics clinic and the Emergency Department for persistent gluteal pain thought to be due to right-sided sciatica, was admitted following worsening pain, diffuse generalized weakness with polyarthralgias and myalgias These symptoms were associated with night sweats, shaking chills, and difficulty walking...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410937/proximal-row-carpectomy-and-4-corner-arthrodesis-in-patients-younger-than-age%C3%A2-45-years
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Eric R Wagner, Jean-David Werthel, Bassem T Elhassan, Steven L Moran
PURPOSE: To examine the long-term outcome of patients aged less than 45 years who underwent either proximal row carpectomy (PRC) or 4-corner arthrodesis (4CA) for wrist arthritis. METHODS: We reviewed a retrospective cohort of 89 patients aged less than 45 years who underwent either 4CA (n = 51) or PRC (n = 38) for wrist arthritis. Mean follow-up was 11 years in the 4CA group and 18 years in the PRC group. RESULTS: Overall, there were no differences between groups in the need for revision surgery...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404610/hand-exercises-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-an-extended-follow-up-of-the-sarah-randomised-controlled-trial
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Esther Williamson, Christopher McConkey, Peter Heine, Sukhdeep Dosanjh, Mark Williams, Sarah E Lamb
OBJECTIVES: The Stretching And strengthening for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand (SARAH) randomised controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness of a hand exercise programme and demonstrated it was clinically effective and cost-effective at 12 months. The aim of this extended follow-up was to evaluate the effects of the SARAH programme beyond 12 months. METHODS: Using postal questionnaires, we collected the Michigan Hand Questionnaire hand function (primary outcome), activities of daily living and work subscales, pain troublesomeness, self-efficacy and health-related quality of life...
April 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391518/discovery-elbow-system-clinical-and-radiological-results-after-2-to-10-year-follow-up
#12
Patrik Hänninen, Tuukka Niinimäki, Tapio Flinkkilä, Jaakko Niinimäki, Pasi Ohtonen, Susanna Yli-Luukko, Juhana Leppilahti
BACKGROUND: Discovery Elbow System (DES) is a semi-constrained prosthesis, mainly used for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Records from 79 patients with RA (90 DES arthroplasties) were reviewed; 47 patients with 55 DES elbows were re-examined. Range of motion (ROM) of both elbows, upper limb function, and quality of life (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand [DASH] score, Mayo Elbow Performance Score [MEPS], and the RAND 36-Item Health Survey [RAND-36]) were assessed...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388956/diagnostic-value-of-a-3-day-course-of-prednisolone-in-patients-with-possible-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-trycort-study
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Uta Kiltz, Christine von Zabern, Xenofon Baraliakos, Frank Heldmann, Bernd Mintrop, Michael Sarholz, Dietmar Krause, Friedrich Dybowski, Ludwig Kalthoff, Jürgen Braun
BACKGROUND: In patients with tender and swollen finger joints, the differential diagnosis between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) of the hands can be initially difficult. This prospective study (the TryCort study) was performed to study the diagnostic value of prednisolone in differentiating between RA and hand OA. We present the results of this potentially diagnostic test in patients with possible RA in daily clinical practice by demonstrating the results of a pilot and a validation part of this 'prednisolone test' (pred-test)...
April 7, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365578/patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-2000s-have-equal-disability-and-pain-despite-less-disease-activity-compared-with-the-1990s-data-from-the-barfot-study-over-8-years
#14
Maria L E Andersson, Kristina Forslind, Ingiäld Hafström
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes over the first 8 years in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recruited in the 1990s and the 2000s, with a special focus on functional disability and its possible predictors. METHODS: Data were acquired from 1938 patients with early RA (American College of Rheumatology 1987 criteria) included in the BARFOT study, who had completed the 8-year followup. The patients were divided into 2 cohorts: cohort 1 (n = 928, 68% women) included from 1992 to 1999 and cohort 2 (n = 1010, 70% women) included from 2000 to 2006...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357106/persistent-arthralgia-vomiting-and-hypercalcemia-as-the-initial-manifestations-of-hyperthyroidism-a-case-report
#15
Jingfang Liu, Xulei Tang, Jianguo Cheng, Xiaomei Yang, Yan Wang
A 53-year-old woman presented with persistent edema and pain of the metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints and the wrist, knee and ankle joints, with more recent intermittent nausea and vomiting. Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis was ineffective. No clinical manifestations typical of hyperthyroidism were observed. The results of the thyroid function tests were as follows: Thyroid-stimulating hormone, 0.003 µIU/ml; triiodothyronine (T3), 4.44 ng/ml;, thyroxine (T4) >30 µg/dl; free T3, 14...
February 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341088/the-latest-treatment-strategy-for-the-rheumatoid-hand-deformity
#16
Hajime Ishikawa
With a remarkable improvement in the pharmacotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), severely handicapped patients are very rare to see. Healing, repair and drug-free, and toward radical cure are coming to be possible. In the clinical practice, more than 50% of the patients are in remission. However, some patients are still difficult to reach remission due to comorbidities and economic burden. In the patient with clinical remission, smoldering synovitis so called "silent destructor" is often detected by ultrasonograpy or by synovial histology in the small joints of the hand...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337536/functional-and-patient-reported-outcomes-of-the-swanson-metacarpo-phalangeal-arthroplasty-in-the-rheumatoid-hand
#17
Firas K Elherik, Sean Dolan, John Antrum, Frank Unglaub, Colin R Howie, Steffen J Breusch
INTRODUCTION: Replacement of the metacarpo-phalangeal joints (MCPJ) with silastic Swanson's implants can help decrease pain, stiffness and allow for improved function in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There is a lack of patient reported outcome measure (PROM) studies assessing the efficacy of this procedure in RA. The aim of this study was to report any change in function, pain, stiffness and satisfaction following the Swanson MCPJ replacement using patient reported outcomes in a rheumatoid population...
May 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330532/-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-hand-surgery
#18
Anne Sofie Rosenborg Peretz, Ole Rintek Madsen, Elisabeth Brogren, Lars Dahlin, Niels Henrik Søe
Rheumatoid arthritis results in characteristic deformities of the hand. Medical treatment has undergone a remarkable development. However, not all patients achieve remission or tolerate the treatment. Patients who suffer from deformities and persistent synovitis may be candidates for hand surgery, for which the main goals are pain relief and improved function. Surgical interventions can be divided into prophylactic and therapeutic procedures. The treatment strategy is individual and depends on close collaboration between rheumatologists, hand surgeons and patients...
March 13, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324133/foot-health-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-scoping-review
#19
REVIEW
Minna Stolt, Riitta Suhonen, Helena Leino-Kilpi
Rheumatoid arthritis affects joints and can cause significant impairments in daily life. The foot is often the first site of symptoms and foot problems are strongly related to RA. The aim of this review was, therefore, to describe foot health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and to identify how patients perform foot self-care. With this knowledge interventions to support foot health and functional ability in RA patients can be developed. The design of the review was a scoping review. A systematic literature search of three electronic databases, MEDLINE, CINAHL and Embase, was conducted in June 2016...
March 21, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322506/hand-functions-in-systemic-sclerosis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-influence-on-clinical-variables
#20
Kemal Erol, Kevser Gok, Gizem Cengiz, Salih Ozgocmen
AIM: Hand joints are the main target in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and hand involvement in terms of thickening of the skin and contractures are also well known in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Assessment of hand function in SSc is generally an overlooked entity with respect to RA. Therefore the aim of this study was to compare hand functions and potential influence of functional loss on patients' overall physical functions, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and psychological status in RA and SSc...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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