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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432524/correlation-of-serum-mmp3-and-other-biomarkers-with-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-pilot-study
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Dongyi He, Qi Zhu, Quan Zhou, Qing Qi, Hongmei Sun, Liza M Zachariah, Grace Wang, John D Reveille, Yongtao Guan, Xiaodong Zhou
The studies aimed to assess a set of biomarkers for their correlations with disease activity/severity of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). A total of 24 AS patients were treated with etanercept and prospectively followed for 12 weeks. Serum levels of TNF-α, IFN-γ, TGF-β, IL6, IL15, IL17, MMP3, and MICA were measured at baseline and after treatment. The change of these biomarkers was analyzed for correlations with MRI indices for joint inflammation, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index, AS Disease Activity Score, serum CRP, and ESR...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431581/sacroiliitis-mimics-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Maria J Antonelli, Marina Magrey
BACKGROUND: Radiographic sacroiliitis is the hallmark of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and detection of acute sacroiliitis is pivotal for early diagnosis of AS. Although radiographic sacroiliitis is a distinguishing feature of AS, sacroiliitis can be seen in a variety of other disease entities. CASE PRESENTATION: We present an interesting case of sacroiliitis in a patient with Paget disease; the patient presented with inflammatory back pain which was treated with bisphosphonate...
April 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423679/association-of-il-1a-and-il-1b-polymorphisms-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-among-the-chinese-han-population-a-case-control-study
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Lei Li, Baolan Shi, Wenkai Zheng, Wenhua Xing, Yan Zhao, Feng Li, Daqi Xin, Tianbo Jin, Yong Zhu, Xuejun Yang
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a complex and chronic inflammatory disease with a high heritage. Previous study has shown that IL-1A and IL-1B involved in inflammatory reaction. But little is known about single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of IL-1A and IL-1B associated with AS. We conducted a case-control study among 267 AS cases and 297 healthy controls from China. In the genetic model analysis, we found the "T" genotype of rs3783550 was associated with decreased AS risk in the dominant model (p = 0.044) and log-additive model (p = 0...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423094/complications-of-chronic-necrotizing-pulmonary-aspergillosis-review-of-published-case-reports
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Aleksandra Barac, Tatjana Adzic Vukicevic, Aleksandra Dudvarski Ilic, Salvatore Rubino, Vladimir Zugic, Goran Stevanovic
Chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA), a form of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA), affects immunocompetent or mildly immunocompromised persons with underlying pulmonary disease. These conditions are associated with high morbidity and mortality and often require long-term antifungal treatment. The long-term prognosis for patients with CNPA and the potential complications of CNPA have not been well documented. The aim of this study was to review published papers that report cases of CNPA complications and to highlight risk factors for development of CNPA...
April 13, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422854/immunohistological-analysis-of-active-sacroiliitis-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Jianhua Peng, Yao Gong, Yuping Zhang, Danmin Wang, Zhengyu Xiao
The sacroiliac joints (SIJs) are one of the most common sites involved in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), and there are few studies on the histopathology of the SIJ in this group of patients.Mononuclear cell infiltrates in the bone marrow and fibrous tissue resembling a pannus formation were the pathological features of early sacroiliitis in our previous study. We undertook a further immunohistological evaluation of these features in patients with axSpA.Biopsy specimens from the SIJ of 6 patients with established ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and 13 patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) were analyzed...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421998/comment-on-clinical-efficacy-of-oral-alendronate-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Alessandro Giollo, Davide Gatti, Ombretta Viapiana, Luca Idolazzi, Angelo Fassio, Giovanni Adami, Maurizio Rossini
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April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421995/endothelial-dysfunction-is-independent-of-inflammation-and-altered-ccr7-t-cell-expression-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Joanna Sulicka, Andrzej Surdacki, Mariusz Korkosz, Tomasz Mikołajczyk, Magdalena Strach, Ewa Klimek, Tomasz Guzik, Tomasz Grodzicki
OBJECTIVES: The accumulation of CCR7 (chemokine receptor 7) positive cells in the vessel wall may be involved in endothelial dysfunction and subsequent accelerated atherogenesis. CCR7 plays a crucial role in T cell and monocyte migration/homing and in priming of naive T lymphocytes in non-lymphoid tissues in chronic inflammatory diseases. Our objective was to investigate the endothelial function and inflammation-driven expression of CCR7 on T lymphocytes in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS)...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421992/reply-to-comment-on-clinical-efficacy-of-oral-alendronate-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Ashok K Bhalla, Ashley S Bhalla, Laura C Coates, Jon C Packham, Paul Creamer, Sara Hailwood, Kuntal Chakravarty, Diarmuid Mulherin, Gordon Taylor, Derek L Mattey
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April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421263/bone-mineral-density-and-fracture-risk-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-meta-analysis
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Cara Pray, Neelufor Irene Feroz, Nisha Nigil Haroon
We conducted a meta-analysis of studies to examine the risk of vertebral and non-vertebral fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Additionally, we evaluated the risk factors of vertebral fractures in AS. Two authors independently searched Embase and Medline for studies that had assessed the risk of fractures in patients with AS. Twenty-two studies were eligible for the meta-analysis. Patients with AS had high frequency of vertebral fractures [OR (95% CI): 1.96 (1.52-2.51)]. Major risk factors for vertebral fractures in patients with AS include low BMD at the femoral neck and total hip, male gender, longer disease duration, higher BASDAI, higher BASRI, and possibly inflammatory bowel disease...
April 18, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416826/-surgical-technique-and-early-clinical-outcomes-of-direct-anterior-approach-to-total-hip-arthroplasty
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M Lv, J Q Zhang, X S Wang, Y Huang, W Li, C Y Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical technique of direct anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty and to report the early clinical outcomes. METHODS: A series of 100 consecutive, unselected patients who had 116 primary total hip arthroplasty surgeries (16 bilateral) done through direct anterior approach from March 11 2015 to June 21 2016 was reviewed. There were 50 male patients and 50 female patients. The average patient age was 51 years, and the average body mass index was 24...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413099/second-line-biologic-therapy-optimization-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Fabrizio Cantini, Laura Niccoli, Carlotta Nannini, Emanuele Cassarà, Olga Kaloudi, Ennio Giulio Favalli, Andrea Becciolini, Maurizio Benucci, Francesca Li Gobbi, Serena Guiducci, Rosario Foti, Marta Mosca, Delia Goletti
OBJECTIVE: The Italian board for the TAilored BIOlogic therapy (ITABIO) reviewed the most consistent literature to indicate the best strategy for the second-line biologic choice in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: Systematic review of the literature to identify English-language articles on efficacy of second-line biologic choice in RA, PsA, and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Data were extracted from available randomized, controlled trials, national biologic registries, national healthcare databases, post-marketing surveys, and open-label observational studies...
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412703/self-reported-diagnosis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-or-ankylosing-spondylitis-has-low-accuracy-data-from-the-nord-tr%C3%A3-ndelag-health-study
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Vibeke Videm, Ranjeny Thomas, Matthew A Brown, Mari Hoff
OBJECTIVE: Self-reported diagnoses of inflammatory arthritis are not accurate. The primary study aim was to ascertain self-reported diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in the Norwegian population-based Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) using hospital case files. The secondary aim was to provide updated estimates of the prevalence and incidence of RA and AS. METHODS: All inhabitants ≥ 20 years old from the county of Nord-Trøndelag were invited...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412702/case-control-study-on-dactylitis-enthesitis-and-anterior-uveitis-in-spondyloarthritis-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-role-of-coexistent-psoriasis
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Fabrizio Cantini, Laura Niccoli, Carlotta Nannini, Emanuele Cassarà, Olga Kaloudi, Fernando Rizzello, Paolo Gionchetti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of dactylitis, enthesitis, and anterior uveitis (AU) in spondyloarthritis (SpA) associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD-SpA) compared with other SpA, and to assess the role of associated psoriasis in the occurrence of dactylitis and enthesitis. METHODS: In a 12-month case-control study, the frequency of dactylitis and enthesitis in 29 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 59 with Crohn disease (CD) who satisfied the Spondyloarthritis international Society criteria for axial or peripheral SpA was compared with 176 controls, including 97 (55...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412700/takayasu-arteritis-and-spondyloarthritis-coincidence-or-association-a-study-of-14-cases
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Elodie Rivière, Laurent Arnaud, Mikael Ebbo, Yannick Allanore, Pascal Claudepierre, Emmanuelle Dernis, Jean-Marc Ziza, Corinne Miceli-Richard, Peggy Philippe, Christophe Richez, Martin Soubrier, Rakiba Belkhir, Raphaèle Seror, Xavier Mariette, Stephan Pavy
OBJECTIVE: Spondyloarthritis (SpA) and Takayasu arteritis (TA) are 2 chronic inflammatory diseases; their coexistence in a single patient is uncommon. The aims of our study were to describe clinical features of patients having SpA associated with TA and to identify some characteristics of the types of patients with SpA associated with TA. We also analyzed treatments used in this context. METHODS: This French multicenter retrospective survey called for observations on behalf of the Club Rhumatismes et Inflammations, with a standardized questionnaire established by the investigators...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410817/medication-adherence-and-persistence-over-time-with-self-administered-tnf-alpha-inhibitors-among-young-adult-middle-aged-and-older-patients-with-rheumatologic-conditions
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Gregory S Calip, Sruthi Adimadhyam, Shan Xing, Julian C Rincon, Wan-Ju Lee, Rebekah H Anguiano
OBJECTIVE: Self-injectable TNF inhibitors are increasingly used early in the chronic treatment of moderate to severe rheumatologic conditions. We estimated medication adherence/persistence over time following initiation in young adult and older adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients aged 18+ years newly initiating etanercept, adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, or golimumab using the Truven Health MarketScan Database between 2009 and 2013...
March 21, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407841/cardiovascular-comorbidity-in-inflammatory-rheumatological-conditions
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Jürgen Braun, Klaus Krüger, Bernhard Manger, Matthias Schneider, Christof Specker, Hans Joachim Trappe
BACKGROUND: Approximately 1.5 million adults in Germany suffer from an inflammatory rheumatological condition. The most common among these are rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis-above all axial spondyloarthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis (Bekhterev's disease) and psoriatic arthritis. These systemic inflammatory diseases often affect the heart as well. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective literature search, on current European guidelines, and on the authors' clinical experience...
March 24, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405734/genetic-association-between-tap1-and-tap2-polymorphisms-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yufeng Qian, Genlin Wang, Feng Xue, Lianghui Chen, Yan Wang, Liang Tang, Huilin Yang
OBJECTIVES: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory joint disease. The transporter associated with antigen processing (TAP) has been identified to play an important role in immune response as well as the HLA-associated diseases. The aim of our meta-analysis was to investigate the contribution of TAP (TAP1 and TAP2) polymorphisms to the risk of AS. METHODS: Meta-analyses were performed between 2 polymorphisms in TAP1 (TAP1-333, -637) and 3 polymorphisms in TAP2 (TAP2-379, -565, and -665) and AS...
April 12, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405583/corrigendum-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients-have-impaired-osteoclast-gene-expression-in-circulating-osteoclast-precursors
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Inês P Perpétuo, Joana Caetano-Lopes, Elsa Vieira-Sousa, Raquel Campanilho-Marques, Cristina Ponte, Nikita Khmelinskii, Helena Canhão, Mari Ainola, João E Fonseca
[This corrects the article on p. 5 in vol. 4, PMID: 28191455.].
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405158/patient-experience-with-intravenous-biologic-therapies-for-ankylosing-spondylitis-crohn-s-disease-psoriatic-arthritis-psoriasis-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-ulcerative-colitis
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Susan C Bolge, Helen M Eldridge, Jennifer H Lofland, Caitlin Ravin, Philip J Hart, Michael P Ingham
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe patient experience with intravenous (IV) biologics for ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or ulcerative colitis. METHODS: Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted in 405 patients with these autoimmune diseases who were receiving an IV biologic to treat their disease. RESULTS: On a 7-point scale (1= not at all satisfied; 7= very satisfied), mean satisfaction with IV medication was rated 6...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405137/pleural-tuberculosis-following-infliximab-therapy-for-ankylosing-spondylitis
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V S Gokul Krishnan, Sharath Madhyastha, Kusugodlu Ramamoorthi, Raviraj V Acharya, Vinaya Gopalaswamy
We present a case of pleural tuberculosis (TB) in a patient on infliximab for ankylosing spondylitis. A 36-year-old male presented to our hospital with low back ache of inflammatory type along with multiple symmetric inflammatory type of joint pain. Further clinical examination, laboratory and radiological investigations were suggestive of ankylosing spondylitis. He was initially treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs but citing poor response it was decided to initiate biologic therapy using infliximab (antitumor necrosis factor-alpha)...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
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