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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992368/unilateral-plantar-erythema-nodosum-in-sarcoidosis
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Axel J Hueber, Georg Schett, Bernhard Manger
A 32-year old male Caucasian patient presented with mild exertional dyspnea, pain and swelling of both ankles, and general malaise. On examination symmetrical arthritis of both ankles and a vivid nodular erythema with slight pain on pressure was detected on the sole of the right foot (A). A therapy with ibuprofen had not led to any improvement of symptoms. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 9, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987543/ankle-evaluation-in-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-ultrasound-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ahmed M Elsaman, Ehab Saad Mostafa, Ahmed R Radwan
Ankle joint evaluation is underestimated in many clinical and sonographic scores used for evaluation and follow-up of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Agreement on examination parameters is poor among sonographic scores that include the ankle joint. More effort is needed to detect the value of ankle joint examination in RA and assessment of ultrasonographic signs according to frequency, disease duration and activity. The objective of this study was to use ultrasound (US) to detect ankle involvement in active RA and to compare findings with disease duration, disease activity and assessment of ankle bone erosion...
October 5, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982129/the-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-imatinib-mesylate-suppresses-uric-acid-crystal-induced-acute-gouty-arthritis-in-mice
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Laurent L Reber, Philipp Starkl, Bianca Balbino, Riccardo Sibilano, Nicolas Gaudenzio, Stephan Rogalla, Steven Sensarn, Dongmin Kang, Harini Raghu, Jeremy Sokolove, William H Robinson, Christopher H Contag, Mindy Tsai, Stephen J Galli
Gouty arthritis is caused by the deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in joints. Despite many treatment options for gout, there is a substantial need for alternative treatments for patients unresponsive to current therapies. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors have demonstrated therapeutic benefit in experimental models of antibody-dependent arthritis and in rheumatoid arthritis in humans, but to date, the potential effects of such inhibitors on gouty arthritis has not been evaluated. Here we demonstrate that treatment with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib mesylate (imatinib) can suppress inflammation induced by injection of MSU crystals into subcutaneous air pouches or into the ankle joint of wild type mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971693/prospective-evaluation-of-structural-allograft-transplantation-for-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talar-shoulder
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Samuel B Adams, Travis J Dekker, Adam P Schiff, Christopher P Gross, James A Nunley, Mark E Easley
BACKGROUND: Structural or bulk osteochondral allograft transplantation for shoulder talar osteochondral lesions as a salvage procedure has demonstrated efficacy in several retrospective reviews. The purpose of this study was to evaluate prospectively patients who received fresh structural allograft transplantation to the talus. METHODS: Prospective evaluation of a consecutive series of patients who underwent fresh structural allograft transplantation for an osteochondral lesion of the talus (OLT) was performed...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968875/effects-of-tofacitinib-in-early-arthritis-induced-bone-loss-in-an-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rat-model
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Bruno Vidal, Rita Cascão, Mikko A J Finnilä, Inês P Lopes, Vânia G da Glória, Simo Saarakkala, Peter Zioupos, Helena Canhão, João Eurico Fonseca
Objectives: The main goal of this work was to analyse how treatment intervention with tofacitinib prevents the early disturbances of bone structure and mechanics in the rat model of adjuvant-induced arthritis. This is the first study to access the impact of tofacitinib on the skeletal bone effects of inflammation. Methods: Fifty Wistar rats with adjuvant-induced arthritis were randomly housed in experimental groups, as follows: non-arthritic healthy group (n = 20); arthritic non-treated group (n = 20); and 10 animals undergoing tofacitinib treatment...
August 10, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963634/intra-articular-methotrexate-versus-corticosteroid-injections-in-medium-sized-joints-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-an-intervention-study
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Mohmad Attia Mortada, Shimaa Mustafa Abdelwhab, Mohmad H Elgawish
The effects of intra-articular methotrexate (I/A MTX) in knee synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis have been previously evaluated. I/A MTX has not been studied in other joints. Ultrasonography (US) has been little studied in monitoring the effect of I/A MTX. The aim of the study is to test the efficacy of I/A MTX in suppression of persistent synovitis in medium-sized joints (ankle, wrist, and elbow) in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Patients were divided into two groups: group 1 (methotrexate group): 56 patients in which 84 joints (32 ankles, 28 wrists, and 24 elbows) were injected intra-articularly by 10 mg of methotrexate in the targeted joint on a weekly basis for 8 weeks and group 2 (steroid group): 44 patients in which 70 joints (26 ankles, 24 wrists, and 20 elbows) were injected once by Triamcinolone acetonide 40 mg...
September 30, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957555/downregulation-of-mir-106b-attenuates-inflammatory-responses-and-joint-damage-in-collagen-induced-arthritis
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Yunxia Tao, Zhirong Wang, Liangliang Wang, Jiawei Shi, Xiaobin Guo, Wei Zhou, Xiexing Wu, Yu Liu, Wen Zhang, Huilin Yang, Qin Shi, Yaozeng Xu, Dechun Geng
Objective: miRNAs are small, signal-strand, non-coding RNAs that function in post-transcriptional regulation. We analysed the in vivo effect of miR-106b (miR-106b-5p) on inflammatory bone loss in CIA mice. Methods: CIA mice are developed by injecting DAB/1 mice with bovine type II collagen containing Freund's adjuvant and then the in vivo effect of miR-106b is examined. On day 22, mice were given lentiviral negative control, lentiviral-mediated miR-106b mimics or lentiviral-mediated miR-106b inhibitor via orbital injection on a weekly basis...
October 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948740/-effect-of-baihu-guizhi-decoction-on-characteristic-methylation-genes-expression-of-pyretic-arthralgia-rat-model
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Huan Chen, Shao-Hua Ju, Jiang-Ping Wei, Wen-Jun Fu, Hang Zheng, Shi-Jun Xu
To investigate the characteristic methylation genes of pyretic arthralgia model in hot and dampness environment and the regulation effect of Baihu Guizhi decoction on this characteristic methylation genes. Plantar injection of CFA was used in hot and dampness environment to induce the pyretic arthralgia rat models. From 15th day after modeling, Baihu Guizhi decoction was given for 30 days. Foot volume was detected every 4 days after modeling, and HE staining was used to detect the histopathology of all rats' ankle joint at day 45...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939019/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-traditional-mixed-extract-of-medicinal-herbs-memh-on-monosodium-urate-crystal-induced-gouty-arthritis
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Ju-Suk Nam, Supriya Jagga, Ashish Ranjan Sharma, Joon-Hee Lee, Jong Bong Park, Jun-Sub Jung, Sang-Soo Lee
Korean oriental medicine prescription is widely used for the treatment of gouty diseases. In the present study, we investigated anti-inflammatory effects of modified Korean herbal formulation, mixed extract of medicinal herbs (MEMH), and its modulatory effects on inflammatory mediators associated with gouty arthritis. Both in vitro and in vivo studies were carried out to assess the anti-inflammatory efficacy of MEMH on monosodium urate (MSU) crystals-induced gouty inflammation. MSU crystals stimulated human chondrosarcoma cell line, SW1353, and human primary chondrocytes were treated with MEMH in vitro...
August 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933330/-short-term-results-of-surgical-treatment-of-patients-with-hallux-rigidus
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M Dygrýnová, M Uvízl, J Gallo
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Hallux rigidus is common and degenerative arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. The aim of this study was to assess the results of cheilectomy and total joint replacement (TJR) in patients with hallux rigidus. Minimum duration of followup was 18 months. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included fifty-nine patients who underwent surgery at our Department due to hallux rigidus between January 2013 and December 2014. Thirty-seven patients underwent cheilectomy and twenty-two patients had total joint arthroplasty using METIS®...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929115/anti-gouty-arthritis-and-antihyperuricemia-effects-of-sunflower-helianthus-annuus-head-extract-in-gouty-and-hyperuricemia-animal-models
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Lanzhou Li, Meiyu Teng, Yange Liu, Yidi Qu, Yuanzhu Zhang, Feng Lin, Di Wang
This study was performed to investigate the therapeutic effects and possible mechanisms of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) head extract (SHE) on gout. First, the components of sunflower head powder and SHE were analyzed systematically. SHE, especially SHEB (extracted with 20% ethanol and 80% double-distilled water), strongly suppressed the swelling of the ankles in rats with acute gout induced by monosodium urate (MSU) crystals and reduced the levels of uric acid and xanthine oxidase (XO) in mice with hyperuricemia induced by oteracil potassium and yeast extract powder...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928247/endogenous-glucocorticoid-signaling-in-chondrocytes-attenuates-joint-inflammation-and-damage
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Jinwen Tu, Shihani Stoner, Phillip D Fromm, Tingyu Wang, Di Chen, Jan Tuckermann, Mark S Cooper, Markus J Seibel, Hong Zhou
Previous studies demonstrated that endogenous glucocorticoid signaling in osteoblasts promotes inflammation in murine immune arthritis. The current study determined whether disruption of endogenous glucocorticoid signaling in chondrocytes also modulates the course and severity of arthritis. Tamoxifen-inducible chondrocyte-targeted glucocorticoid receptor knockout (chGRKO) mice were generated by breeding GR(flox/flox) mice with tamoxifen-inducible Collagen 2a1 Cre mice (Col2a1-CreER(T2)). Antigen-induced arthritis (AIA) and K/BxN serum transfer-induced arthritis (STIA) were induced in both chGRKO mice and their Cre-negative GR(flox/flox) littermates [wild type (WT)]...
September 19, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926599/experimental-colitis-delays-and-reduces-the-severity-of-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-mice
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Julie Hablot, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Tunay Kokten, Reine El Omar, Patrick Netter, Claire Bastien, Jean-Yves Jouzeau, Harry Sokol, David Moulin
Amongst extraintestinal manifestations (EIM) occurring in IBD patients, rheumatologic manifestations are the most frequent. Understanding the relationships between arthritis and colitis is a prerequisite to improving the management of these patients. Microbiota of patients with IBD or rheumatologic diseases, like spondyloarthritis (SpA) is modified compared to healthy individual. Thus, we have evaluated the impact of colitis in the development of arthritis in mice and we have analyzed microbiota changes. Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) was induced at day 0 in DBA1 mice exposed or not to Dextran Sodium Sulfate (DSS) to induce colitis between day 14 and day 21...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918489/yersinia-enterocolitica-biotype-1a-a-possible-new-trigger-of-reactive-arthritis
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Riitta Tuompo, Timo Hannu, Elisa Huovinen, Leila Sihvonen, Anja Siitonen, Marjatta Leirisalo-Repo
Yersinia enterocolitica (YE) biotype 1A is generally considered non-pathogenic, and the role of it in causing reactive musculoskeletal complications is unclear. We evaluated the capability of YE biotype 1A to induce reactive arthritis (ReA) and other reactive musculoskeletal symptoms. Analysis of self-reported musculoskeletal symptoms was supplemented with a telephone interview (with a permission to acquire copies of patient files from a local physician or hospital) and/or clinical examination of subjects with recent musculoskeletal symptoms after a positive stool culture for YE...
November 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916869/protodioscin-ameliorates-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-histology-outcome-in-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rats
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Jia-Yu Liu, Ya-Ling Hou, Rong Cao, Hong Xia Qiu, Guo-Hua Cheng, Ran Tu, Li Wang, Jun-Li Zhang, Dan Liu
Protective effect of protodioscin or methyl protodioscin against inflammation had been reported in various inflammation diseases. This study aimed to investigate the effect of protodioscin against Complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritis rats. Rats randomly divided into model groups were injected with CFA, companied with different dose of protodioscin (50, 100, and 200 mg/kg body weight). The histology, changes in biochemical parameters and inflammatory cytokines expression were detected for anti-inflammation effect evaluation of protodioscin...
September 15, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912633/a-preliminary-case-series-evaluating-the-safety-and-immediate-to-short-term-clinical-benefits-of-joint-mobilization-in-hemophilic-arthritis-of-the-lower-limb
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Emma Scaddan, John Rowell, Shaun O'Leary
OBJECTIVES: Arthritis resulting from recurrent intra-articular bleeding in individuals with hemophilia can be severely debilitating due to joint pain and stiffness with subsequent loss of mobility and function. Very limited studies have investigated the potential benefits of joint mobilization for this condition. This case series is a preliminary investigation of safety, as well as immediate and short-term clinical benefits, associated with gentle knee and ankle joint mobilization in people with hemophilic arthropathy...
September 2017: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891713/effect-of-preoperative-deformity-on-arthroscopic-and-open-ankle-fusion-outcomes
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Timo Schmid, Fabian Krause, Murray J Penner, Andrea Veljkovic, Alastair S E Younger, Kevin Wing
INTRODUCTION: Coronal deformity is considered a relative contraindication for arthroscopic ankle fusion. This study assessed whether preoperative coronal ankle joint deformity influenced the outcome of arthroscopic ankle fusion. METHODS: Ninety-seven patients had 62 arthroscopic and 35 open ankle fusions between 2005 and 2012. Clinical outcomes were prospectively recorded with use of the Ankle Osteoarthritis Scale (AOS) and Ankle Arthritis Scale (AAS) preoperatively and at 6, 12, and 24 months and final follow-up...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891302/gastrocnemius-contracture-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
James R Jastifer, Adam Green
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease affecting multiple joints of the body. More than 90% of patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis develop foot or ankle pain over the course of their disease. The purpose of the current study was to report ankle dorsiflexion in rheumatoid arthritis patients as well as a control group utilizing a validated measurement instrument. METHODS: Using a previously validated device, 70 patients presenting with rheumatoid arthritis and 70 controls were measured for ankle range motion and isolated gastrocnemius contractures...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884797/sapho-syndrome-associated-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa-and-pyoderma-gangrenosum-successfully-treated-with-adalimumab-and-methotrexate-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Dunja A Vekic, Jane Woods, Peter Lin, Geoffrey D Cains
SAPHO (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis) syndrome is a rare inflammatory condition describing the combination of skin, bone, and joint manifestations that has a heterogeneous presentation. We report a case of severe SAPHO syndrome in association with hidradenitis suppurativa and pyoderma gangrenosum in a 27-year-old male. The patient had an initial migratory arthritis affecting the knees, ankles, metacarpophalangeal joints, proximal interphalangeal joints, wrists, shoulder, and lower back, which progressed to a persistent arthritis and swelling at the sternum, shoulders, wrists, hands, feet, and lower back...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880606/fibular-lengthening-osteotomy-to-correct-a-malunited-ankle-fracture-using-fresh-frozen-femoral-head-allograft
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Harry J Visser, Khawar Malik, Robert A Djali
Malreduction of a distal fibular fracture can lead to degenerative changes in the ankle joint. Previous studies have shown that the selective use of various fibular reconstructive osteotomies may halt the progression of degenerative arthritis by restoring the normal tibiotalar contact area and decreasing the stresses on the articular cartilage. In this case report, we achieved alignment with restoration of the talocrural angle and Shenton's line of the ankle using a transfibular osteotomy and an allogeneic fresh-frozen femoral head graft to fill the resultant defect...
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
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