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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214371/the-risk-of-depression-suicidal-ideation-and-suicide-attempt-in-patients-with-psoriasis-psoriatic-arthritis-or-ankylosing-spondylitis
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J J Wu, R B Penfold, P Primatesta, T K Fox, C Stewart, S P Reddy, A Egeberg, J Liu, G Simon
BACKGROUND: Sparse information is available concerning mental health issues in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. OBJECTIVE: To estimate risk of depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt in patients with psoriasis, PsA, and AS, respectively, compared with the general population. METHODS: This population-based cohort study analyzed 36,214 psoriasis patients, 5,138 PsA patients, and 1,878 AS patients who were frequency-matched with a general population cohort...
February 18, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213697/danger-of-injudicious-use-of-tui-na-therapy-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Gen Zou, Guyi Wang, Jinxiu Li, Guobao Wu, Jia Huang, Siyang Huang
Tui-na is a very important component of Chinese medicine. It is a well-respected treatment modality known to be helpful and safe for a wide range of conditions. It can be considered as a certain kind of massage which is performed at acupoints, meridians, and collaterals by pushing, finger twisting, grasping thumb waving pressing, patting, palm twisting, and other manipulation techniques. At present, it is extensively used for relieving pain and stiffness associated with ankylosing spondylitis in China, even though there is a lack of evidence to support its validation and feasibility...
February 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209290/efficacy-safety-and-pharmacokinetics-of-biosimilars-of-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-agents-in-rheumatic-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yuga Komaki, Akihiro Yamada, Fukiko Komaki, Praneeth Kudaravalli, Dejan Micic, Akio Ido, Atsushi Sakuraba
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of biosimilars of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α agents compared to their reference agents in immune mediated diseases. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the efficacy and safety of biosimilars of anti-TNF-α agents compared to their reference agents in patients with various immune mediated diseases. The outcomes were the rates of clinical response and adverse events among patients treated with biosimilars compared to their reference agents...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197884/therapies-of-early-advanced-and-late-onset-forms-of-axial-spondyloarthritis-and-the-need-for-treat-to-target-strategies
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REVIEW
Nurullah Akkoc, Gercek Can, Salvatore D'Angelo, Angela Padula, Ignazio Olivieri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aims to provide an update on current status of pharmacological therapies in early and advanced stages of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), as well as its late onset forms, and to discuss the need for treat to target strategies in this entity. RECENT FINDINGS: Efficacy of TNF inhibitors has been assessed in randomized controlled trials in axSpA, which included patients who had non-radiographic axSpA according to the ASAS classification criteria...
February 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197814/choroidal-thickness-changes-determined-by-edi-oct-on-acute-anterior-uveitis-in-patients-with-hla-b27-positive-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Berna Basarir, Ugur Celik, Cigdem Altan, Nimet Burcu Celik
PURPOSE: To evaluate the choroidal thickness on acute anterior uveitis in patients with HLA-B27-positive ankylosing spondylitis. METHODS: In this study, 32 eyes of 16 HLA-B27 positive AS patients with anterior uveitis and age-matched 19 eyes for control group were analyzed between January 2014 and April 2015. Assessment criteria were uveitis activity, visual acuity, flare existence, subfoveal choroidal thickness and central macular thickness measurements. RESULTS: The mean subfoveal choroidal thicknesses in affected eye group (Group 1), unaffected eye group (Group 2) and control group (Group 3) were 348...
February 14, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196468/posterior-pedicle-screw-fixation-to-treat-lower-cervical-fractures-associated-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-retrospective-study-of-35-cases
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Liang Yan, Zhenguo Luo, Baorong He, Jijun Liu, Dingjun Hao
BACKGROUND: The most common site of fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is the cervical spine, especially the lower cervical spine and cervicothoracic junction. The optimal treatment for cervical spine fractures secondary to AS is controversial. This study aimed to explore the effects of posterior pedicle screw fixation alone on fractures of the lower cervical spine in patients with AS. METHODS: From January 2006 to January 2013, a total of 35 patients with AS and a lower cervical spine fracture were treated using only posterior cervical/thoracic pedicle screw fixation...
February 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194777/familial-mediterranean-fever-patients-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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Secil Vural, Mustafa Gundogdu, Nihal Kundakci, Thomas Ruzicka
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) has recently been described as a component of two autoinflammatory syndromes: PASH (pyoderma gangrenosum, acne, and HS) and PAPASH (pyoderma gangrenosum, acne, pyogenic arthritis, and HS). These associations together with others such as inflammatory bowel diseases suggest that defects in autoinflammatory pathways may play a role in the pathogenesis of HS. OBJECTIVES: To describe clinical and genetic characteristics of two unrelated patients with HS and familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191455/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, Helena Canhão, Mari Ainola, João E Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is typically characterized by focal bone overgrowth and also by systemic bone loss. We hypothesize that the increased osteoproliferation found in AS might be partially due to reduced ability of osteoclast precursors (OCPs) to differentiate into osteoclasts (OCs). Therefore, our aim was to characterize bone remodeling and pro-osteoclastogenesis inflammatory environment, monocytes' phenotype, and in vitro osteoclast differentiation in AS patients...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188227/the-hla-b27-peptidome-in-vivo-in-spondyloarthritis-susceptible-hla-b27-transgenic-rats-and-the-effect-of-erap1-deletion
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Eilon Barnea, Dganit Melamed Kadosh, Yael Haimovich, Nimman Satumtira, Martha L Dorris, Mylinh T Nguyen, Robert E Hammer, Tri M Tran, Robert A Colbert, Joel D Taurog, Arie Admon
HLA-B27 is a class I major histocompatibility (MHC-I) allele that confers susceptibility to the rheumatic disease ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by an unknown mechanism. ERAP1 is an aminopeptidase that trims peptides in the endoplasmic reticulum for binding to MHC-I molecules. ERAP1 shows genetic epistasis with HLA-B27 in conferring susceptibility to AS. Male HLA-B27 transgenic rats develop arthritis and serve as an animal model of AS, whereas female B27 transgenic rats remain healthy. We used large-scale quantitative mass-spectrometry to identify over 15,000 unique HLA-B27 peptide ligands, isolated after immunoaffinity purification of the B27 molecules from the spleens of HLA-B27 transgenic rats...
February 10, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185705/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-pattern-at-the-time-of-diagnosis-of-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-connective-tissue-diseases
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Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Theodoros Dimitroulas, Konstantinos Bratis, George D Kitas, Petros Sfikakis, Maria Tektonidou, Georgia Karabela, Efthymios Stavropoulos, Gikas Katsifis, Kyriaki A Boki, Anastasia Kitsiou, Vasiliki Filaditaki, Elias Gialafos, Sotiris Plastiras, Vasiliki Vartela, Genovefa Kolovou
BACKGROUND-AIM: Cardiac involvement at diagnosis of connective tissue disease (CTD) has been described by echocardiography. We hypothesized that cardio-vascular magnetic resonance (CMR) detects occult lesions at CTD diagnosis. PATIENTS-METHODS: CMR was performed early after diagnosis in 78 treatment-naïve CTDs (aged 43±11, 59F/19M) without cardiac involvement [5 Takayasu arteritis (TA), 4 Churg Strauss syndrome (CSS), 5 Wegener granulomatosis (WG), 16 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 12 rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 8 mixed connective tissue diseases (MCTD), 12 ankylosing spondylitis (AS), 3 polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), 8 systemic sclerosis (SSc) and 5 dermatomyositis (DM)]...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182106/tnf-%C3%AE-induced-the-enhanced-apoptosis-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-by-overexpressing-trail-r2
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Zhenhua Liu, Liangbin Gao, Peng Wang, Zhongyu Xie, Shuizhong Cen, Yuxi Li, Xiaohua Wu, Le Wang, Hongjun Su, Wen Deng, Shan Wang, Deng Li, Jinteng Li, Yi Ouyang, Yanfeng Wu, Huiyong Shen
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an autoimmune disease with unknown etiology. Dysregulated mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) apoptosis may contribute to the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. However, apoptosis of MSCs from patients with AS (ASMSCs) has not been investigated yet. The present study aims to assess the apoptosis of bone marrow-derived ASMSCs and to investigate the underlying mechanisms of altered ASMSCs apoptosis. We successfully induced the apoptosis of ASMSCs and MSCs from healthy donors (HDMSCs) using the combination of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and cycloheximide (CHX)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179619/rituximab-can-induce-remission-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-who-failed-anti-tnf-%C3%AE-agent
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Fahmi AlDhaheri, Talal Almteri, Naji Dwid, Ahd Majdali, Nahed Janoudi, Hani Almoallim
BACKGROUND Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that predominantly affects the axial skeleton. The ability of anti-TNF-α agents to reduce disease activity in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), including AS, has been demonstrated in multiple randomized trials and several meta-analyses. Reports on the efficacy of rituximab in treatment of AS have described good results. We report on a patient with AS who failed anti-TNF-α therapy but showed good clinical improvement with rituximab therapy...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179599/the-immune-dysfunction-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients
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Zhongliang Duan, Yuyan Gui, Cui Li, Jing Lin, Hans-Jürgen Gober, Juanxiu Qin, Dajin Li, Ling Wang
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a spinal arthritic disease that is often associated with human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B27, while only part of HLA-B27 carriers become AS patients. T cells have been reported to play an important role in the pathology of AS. T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin-domain-containing molecule 3 (Tim-3) and programmed death-1 (PD-1) have been known to negatively regulate the immune response. In this study, we used flow cytometry to analyze the immunological differences of peripheral bloodfrom 21 patients with AS, 22 cases who didn't have AS but were found to be HLA-B27 positive (HLA-B27+ group), and 16 normal healthy individuals (Healthy group)...
February 7, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178137/does-the-position-of-conus-medullaris-change-with-increased-thoracolumbar-kyphosis-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients
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Zhe Qu, Bang-Ping Qian, Yong Qiu, Yun-Peng Zhang, Jun Hu, Ze-Zhang Zhu
To date, only a few reports described the potential factors influencing the position of conus medullaris. One previous study revealed no significant change of conus locations in patients with idiopathic scoliosis; however, the effect of ankylosing spondylitis (AS)-related thoracolumbar kyphosis on conus position remains unexplored. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the variation of conus medullaris terminations in patients with thoracolumbar kyphosis secondary to AS when compared with normal subjects, and evaluated the relationship between conus positions and the magnitude of kyphosis...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176966/efficacy-and-safety-of-non-pharmacological-and-non-biological-pharmacological-treatment-a-systematic-literature-review-informing-the-2016-update-of-the-asas-eular-recommendations-for-the-management-of-axial-spondyloarthritis
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COMMENT
Andrea Regel, Alexandre Sepriano, Xenofon Baraliakos, Désirée van der Heijde, Jürgen Braun, Robert Landewé, Filip Van den Bosch, Louise Falzon, Sofia Ramiro
To assess the efficacy and safety of non-biological therapies in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) to inform the update of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS)/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for the management of axSpA. A systematic literature review (2009-2016) of all non-pharmacological treatments, non-biological drugs (except targeted synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)) and surgical therapies was performed. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and clinical controlled trials were assessed for efficacy and safety, while observational studies with a comparator were assessed for safety...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168660/functional-limitation-and-associated-factors-in-outpatients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-southwest-china
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Yuqing Song, Chen Wang, Hong Chen
Functional limitation is often complained by patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). With a rising number of patients suffering from AS, there are a limited number of reports focusing on functional limitation of AS in Chinese patients. This study was conducted to investigate the level of functional limitation and explore its associations with demographic, disease-related factors. A total of 303 AS outpatients were recruited in this cross-sectional study from a tertiary general hospital in Southwest China...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166077/a-rare-case-of-bilateral-aspergillomas-in-a-patient-of-ankylosing-spondylitis
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A Das, S Pandit, S K Das, S Basuthakur, S Das
Pulmonary involvement by Aspergillus sp. mainly includes allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, aspergilloma, and invasive aspergillosis. Aspergilloma (Fungal ball) is the most common form of aspergillous pulmonary involvement, which occurs in preexisting pulmonary cavities, especially secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis. Ankylosing spondylitis is a rare cause of upper lobe fibro-cavitary lesions in pulmonary parenchyma. It may also lead to development of fungal balls in pulmonary cavities. Most common presentation is mild to massive hemoptysis; dyspnoea, chronic cough, expectoration may be other presentation; even the patient may remain asymptomatic...
April 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161768/erap1-rs30187-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-does-not-confer-disease-susceptibility-in-north-indian-children-with-enthesitis-related-arthritis
#18
Rajni Srivastava, Sanat Phatak, Amita Aggarwal
ERAP1 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) are associated with ankylosing spondylitis. Data on ERAP1SNPs in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is scarce. ERAP1 rs30187 SNP was shown to confer risk in the enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) category of JIA. We examined the prevalence and association of this SNP in Indian children with ERA. SNPs in ERAP1 (rs30187) were genotyped in children with ERA (n = 271), ankylosing spondylitis (AS) (n = 213) and healthy controls (n = 101), using Taqman genotyping...
February 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154899/baseline-increased-18f-fluoride-uptake-lesions-at-vertebral-corners-on-positron-emission-tomography-predict-new-syndesmophyte-development-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-2-year-longitudinal-study
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Eun-Kyoung Park, Kyoungjune Pak, Ji-Heh Park, Keunyoung Kim, Seong-Jang Kim, In-Joo Kim, Geun-Tae Kim, Seung-Geun Lee
The goal of this study was to demonstrate whether increased 18F-fluoride uptake lesions on positron emission tomography (PET) scan can predict new syndesmophyte development in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). In 12 AS patients, 18F-fluoride PET and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed at baseline, and radiography was performed at baseline and the 2-year follow-up. The following data were recorded: the presence of increased 18F-fluoride uptake lesions on PET defined as an uptake greater than the uptake in the adjacent normal vertebral body; acute (type A) and advanced (type B) corner inflammatory lesions (CILs) and fat lesions on MRI; and syndesmophytes on radiography...
February 2, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153008/correlation-of-blood-bone-turnover-biomarkers-and-wnt-signaling-antagonists-with-as-dish-opll-and-oyl
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Chi-Chien Niu, Song-Shu Lin, Li-Jen Yuan, Lih-Huei Chen, Chuen-Yung Yang, An-Ni Chung, Meng-Ling Lu, Tsung-Ting Tsai, Po-Liang Lai, Wen-Jer Chen
BACKGROUND: Wnt signaling plays an important role in development and maintenance of many organs and tissues. The most-studied secreted Wnt inhibitors are sclerostin (SOST), Dickkopf-related protein 1 (DKK-1), and secreted frizzled related protein 1 (SFRP-1) which play important roles in bone turnover. The present study investigated the relationship between serum Wnt inhibitors and diseases with excessive ossification structures, such as ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), and ossification of yellow ligament (OYL)...
February 2, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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