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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145150/microrna-146a-knockdown-suppresses-the-progression-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-by-targeting-dickkopf-1
#1
Guijuan Di, Lingli Kong, Qing Zhao, Tao Ding
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) seriously threatens healthy and life quality of patients, however, there is no extremely effective drug to cure the disease. Therefore, it is urgent to understand molecular basis in the progression of AS. MicroRNA-146a (miR-146a) has been demonstrated to be associated with the development of AS. However, its molecular mechanism has not been fully established. In this study, it is found that the expression levels of miR-146a and dickkopf 1 (DKK1) were respectively upregulated and downregulated in hip capsule tissues of AS patients...
November 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142040/use-of-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-for-inflammatory-arthritis-in-us-veterans-effect-of-specialty-care-and-geographic-distance
#2
Jessica A Walsh, Shaobo Pei, Zachary Burningham, Gopi Penmetsa, Grant W Cannon, Daniel O Clegg, Brian C Sauer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of access to and distance from rheumatology care on the use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) in US veterans with inflammatory arthritis (IA). METHODS: Provider encounters and DMARD dispensations for IA (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis) were evaluated in national Veterans Affairs (VA) datasets between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015. RESULTS: Among 12,589 veterans with IA, 23...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142035/the-sex-influence-on-response-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-inhibitors-and-remission-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
#3
Ennio Lubrano, Fabio Massimo Perrotta, Maria Manara, Salvatore D'Angelo, Olga Addimanda, Roberta Ramonda, Leonardo Punzi, Ignazio Olivieri, Carlo Salvarani, Antonio Marchesoni
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of sex on response to treatment and disease remission in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: In this retrospective multicenter study, patients with axSpA, according to the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis international Society (ASAS) criteria for axSpA, and treated with adalimumab, etanercept, golimumab, or infliximab, were studied. We compared clinical characteristics, patient-reported outcomes, disease activity, function, and response to treatment in male and female patients with this disease...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142031/activity-limitations-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-a-role-for-fear-of-movement-and-re-injury-beliefs
#4
Thijs W Swinnen, Johan W S Vlaeyen, Wim Dankaerts, Rene Westhovens, Kurt de Vlam
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fear of movement and (re)injury [FOM/(R)I] beliefs, measured with the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia 11-item version (TSK-11), influence activity limitations and mediate the relationship between pain severity and activity limitations in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: In 173 patients with axSpA, these data were collected: sex, body mass index, disease duration, medication, activity limitations (BASFI; Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index), disease activity [Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI); BASDAIinf, items 5 and 6; BASDAIpain, items 2 and 3; C-reactive protein and physician's global assessment], spinal mobility (BASMI; Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index), and FOM/(R)I (TSK-11)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136797/unparalleled-sample-treatment-throughput-for-proteomics-workflows-relying-on-ultrasonic-energy
#5
Susana Jorge, J E Araújo, F M Pimentel-Santos, Jaime C Branco, Hugo M Santos, Carlos Lodeiro, J L Capelo
We report on the new microplate horn ultrasonic device as a powerful tool to speed proteomics workflows with unparalleled throughput. 96 complex proteomes were digested at the same time in 4min. Variables such as ultrasonication time, ultrasonication amplitude, and protein to enzyme ratio were optimized. The "classic" method relying on overnight protein digestion (12h) and the sonoreactor-based method were also employed for comparative purposes. We found the protein digestion efficiency homogeneously distributed in the entire microplate horn surface using the following conditions: 4min sonication time and 25% amplitude...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128828/quantitative-assessment-of-betamethasone-dual-acting-formulation-in-urine-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-after-single-dose-intramuscular-administration-and-its-application-to-long-term-pharmacokinetic-study
#6
Arthur T Kopylov, Alexander A Novikov, Anna L Kaysheva, Igor T Vykhodets, Dmitry E Karateev, Victor G Zgoda, Andrey V Lisitsa
Quantitative evaluation and assessment of pharmacokinetic parameters of Diprospan(®) (suspension for injection 7mg/mL (2mg+5mg/mL) of betamethasone) were performed in urine samples taken from patients with rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis for 28days after systemic intramuscular administration in routine clinical practice in an open-comparative prospective cohort study. The maximum betamethasone concentration was reached at day 4 of the follow-up; in some cases, β-phase of elimination of the drug was appeared at day 14 or at day 21 of the follow-up...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127910/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-12-week-randomized-placebo-controlled-phase-i-ii-clinical-trial
#7
Mohammad Javad Fattahi, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Mahdi Vojdanian, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Fahimeh Jafarnezhad-Ansariha, Hossein Ahmadi, Bernd H A Rehm, Hidenori Matsuo, Salvatore Cuzzocrea, Mostafa Hosseini, Seyed Naser Hashemi, Zahra Aghazadeh, Abbas Mirshafiey
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of β-d-mannuronic acid (M2000) in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: The study was a 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase I/II clinical trial with 3 treatment arms: placebo, β-d-mannuronic acid and naproxen. Patients who had AS according to the modified New York criteria, with active disease at baseline were eligible for study. Primary outcome measure was the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) 20 response rate at week 12...
November 8, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127093/development-of-the-ct-syndesmophyte-score-ctss-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-data-from-the-sias-cohort
#8
Freek de Bruin, Anoek de Koning, Rosaline van den Berg, Xenofon Baraliakos, Juergen Braun, Sofia Ramiro, Floris A van Gaalen, Monique Reijnierse, Désirée van der Heijde
OBJECTIVES: To develop the CT Syndesmophyte Score (CTSS) for low-dose CT (ldCT) to assess structural damage in the spine of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and test its reliability. METHODS: Patientswith AS in the SIAS cohort had whole spine ldCT at baseline and 2 years. Syndesmophytes were scored in coronal and sagittal planes in eight quadrants per vertebral unit (VU) as absent=0, <50% of the intervertebral disc space (IDS)=1, ≥50%=2 or bridging the IDS=3 (range 0-552)...
November 10, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127092/low-dose-ct-detects-more-progression-of-bone-formation-in-comparison-to-conventional-radiography-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-results-from-the-sias-cohort
#9
Anoek de Koning, Freek de Bruin, Rosaline van den Berg, Sofia Ramiro, Xenofon Baraliakos, Juergen Braun, Floris A van Gaalen, Monique Reijnierse, Désirée van der Heijde
OBJECTIVES: To compare the CT Syndesmophyte Score (CTSS) for low-dose CT (ldCT) with the modified Stoke Ankylosing Spondylitis Spine Score (mSASSS) for conventional radiographs (CR) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: Patients with AS in the Sensitive Imaging in Ankylosing Spondylitis cohort had lateral cervical and lumbar spine CR and whole spine ldCT at baseline and 2 years. CR and ldCT images were scored by two readers, paired by patient, blinded to time order, per imaging modality...
November 10, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124994/a-review-on-biosimilar-infliximab-ct-p13-in-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#10
Klaudia Farkas, Tamás Molnár
The introduction of biological agents has led to significant changes in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The relatively high price of infliximab (IFX) and the expiration of the patents led to the introduction of biosimilar agents. CT-P13 was the first IFX biosimilar approved in the same indications as the reference product; however, the approval was based on randomized clinical trials conducted in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. In the past 2-3 years, new findings from prospective observational studies supported the short-, medium- and long-term clinical efficacy and safety of CT-P13 in patients with IBD...
November 10, 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123446/ankylosing-spondylitis-and-balance
#11
REVIEW
Alper Uckun, Ilhan Sezer
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that mainly affects axial joints and the changes in the vertebrae cause typical kyphotic posture. In patients with ankylosing spondylitis, the postural changes, including cervical flexion, decreased lumbar lordosis, posterior rotation of pelvis, hip extension, knee flexion, and plantar flexion of ankle along with kyphosis, may occur in the upcoming terms of the disease and may negatively affect balance. Joint and eye involvements; muscular, vestibular and proprioceptional changes can also affect balance...
October 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119482/patterns-of-comorbidity-and-disease-characteristics-among-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-cross-sectional-study
#12
Lotta Ljung, Björn Sundström, Johan Smeds, Maria Ketonen, Helena Forsblad-d'Elia
The knowledge of the development of comorbidities in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is limited. The aim of this study was to analyse associations between AS disease characteristics and comorbidity and to evaluate patterns of comorbidities in patients with AS. Patients with AS, fulfilling the modified New York Criteria, were identified (n = 346, mean age 56 ± 15 years, 75% men, 99% HLA B27 positive). Through a review of the patient records, data on disease activity parameters, laboratory results, disease manifestations, and diagnoses of any clinically significant comorbidity was obtained...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117868/correction-to-quantitative-metagenomics-reveals-unique-gut-microbiome-biomarkers-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
#13
Chengping Wen, Zhijun Zheng, Tiejuan Shao, Lin Liu, Zhijun Xie, Emmanuelle Le Chatelier, Zhixing He, Wendi Zhong, Yongsheng Fan, Linshuang Zhang, Haichang Li, Chunyan Wu, Changfeng Hu, Qian Xu, Jia Zhou, Shunfeng Cai, Dawei Wang, Yun Huang, Maxime Breban, Nan Qin, Stanislav Dusko Ehrlich
Upon publication of the original article [1], it was noted that references 11 and 22 were miscited in the reference list.
November 8, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116386/clinical-and-ultrasonographic-enthesopathy-in-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-is-masei-or-only-calcaneal-enthesitis-sufficient
#14
Ekrem Süleyman, Kemal Nas, Halil Harman, Nedim Kaban
AIM: We aimed at investigating the ultrasonographic (US) and clinical prevalence of enthesopathy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and axial spondyloarthropathy (SpA), as well as the correlation between this condition and disease activity, along with the quality of life. METHODS: Included in the study were 30 axial SpA, 21 patients with RA, and 25 healthy cases. Bath Anklylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life (ASQoL), Disease activity index  28 (DAS28), and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) were used for clinical evaluation, and enthesal pain was evaluated by VAS, whereas enthesitis US evaluation was performed by using the MAdrid Sonographic Enthesitis Index (MASEI)...
November 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110110/changes-and-clinical-significance-of-cd8-cd122-t-cells-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
#15
Renfang Han, Xiao Yang, Mengya Chen, Xu Zhang, Yaping Yuan, Xingxing Hu, Mengmeng Wang, Rui Liu, Yubo Ma, Jiajia Yang, Shengqian Xu, Zongwen Shuai, Shanqun Jiang, Faming Pan
The aim of our study was to explore the relationship between circulating T cells and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to find the role of the CD8+CD122+ T cells in the pathogenesis and progression of AS. With the method of case-control design, flow cytometry was performed to quantitatively determine the percentage of circulating CD8(+)CD122(+) T cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from established AS patients and age- and gender-matched healthy controls. Serum levels of inflammatory cytokines like interleukin-2, interleukin-10, interleukin-15, TGF-β1, and TNF-ɑ were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
November 6, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108111/genetic-variants-in-erap1-and-erap2-associated-with-immune-mediated-diseases-influence-protein-expression-and-isoform-profile
#16
Aimee L Hanson, Thomas Cuddihy, Katelin Haynes, Dorothy Loo, Craig J Morton, Udo Oppermann, Paul Leo, Gethin P Thomas, Kim-Anh Lê Cao, Tony J Kenna, Matthew A Brown
OBJECTIVE: The endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidases ERAP1 and ERAP2, encoded on chromosome 5q15, trim endogenous peptides for human leukocyte antigen (HLA) mediated presentation to the immune system. Polymorphisms in ERAP1 and/or ERAP2 are strongly associated with several immune-mediated diseases with specific HLA backgrounds, implicating altered peptide handling and presentation as a prerequisite for autoreactivity against an arthritogenic peptide. Given the thorough characterisation of disease risk-associated polymorphisms that alter ERAP activity, this study aimed instead to interrogate the expression effect of chromosome 5q15 polymorphisms to determine their effect on ERAP isoform and protein expression...
November 6, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101454/-surgical-management-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-bechterew-s-disease
#17
REVIEW
H Allouch, M Shousha, H Böhm
Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory rheumatic disease that is often associated with back pain and restricted spinal movement. In the later stages of the disease, complete ossification of the entire spine and severe deformity can occur, often resulting in a marked reduction in quality of life and an increased risk of loss of independence due to diminished visual field. Patients with ankylosing spondylitis are at greater risk of spinal fractures. These are generally complex fractures associated with high morbidity and mortality; in addition, neurological deficits are not unusual...
November 3, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099615/interrater-reliability-and-radiation-dosage-of-oblique-coronal-computed-tomography-for-sacroiliitis-in-comparison-with-axial-computed-tomography
#18
Sheng-Guang Li, Xiangyuan Liu, Huiqiong Zhou, Qing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Sacroiliitis, a prerequisite to the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis, can be ascertained by CT when MRI is not available. Oblique coronal CT is an increasingly popular approach when examining sacroiliitis. The goal of this study was to understand how oblique coronal CT compared with axial CT scanning in terms of raters' concordance when diagnosing sacroiliitis. METHODS: 52 subjects < 45 years of age at onset of their chronic lower back pain were sequentially scanned by X-ray, axial CT and oblique coronal CT...
November 3, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096428/erratum-phlegmonous-gastritis-in-an-ankylosing-spondylitis-patient-treated-with-infliximab
#19
Bo Young Kim, Hyun-Sook Kim
[This corrects the article on p. 945 in vol. 32, PMID: 28814069.].
November 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095939/incident-osteoarthritis-and-osteoarthritis-related-joint-replacement-surgery-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-secondary-cohort-analysis-of-a-nationwide-population-based-health-claims-database
#20
Ming-Chi Lu, Chien-Hsueh Tung, Chang-Chen Yang, Chun-Lung Wang, Kuang-Yung Huang, Malcolm Koo, Ning-Sheng Lai
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) might be associated with an increased risk of secondary osteoarthritis. However, there is a lack of studies assessing its impact on osteoarthritis-related surgery. The aim of this secondary cohort study was to investigate the risk of symptomatic osteoarthritis and osteoarthritis-related surgery, including total hip replacement surgery (THRS) and total knee replacement surgery (TKRS) in patients with AS. METHODS: Using the Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified 3,462 patients with AS between 2000 and 2012...
2017: PloS One
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