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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545496/chronic-musculoskeletal-ankle-disorders-in-sri-lanka
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Ishanka Weerasekara, Claire E Hiller
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders of the lower extremities are commonly affected by chronicity and disability. One of the most commonly affected areas is the ankle. Epidemiological information is limited for chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in the general community, particularly in the developing world. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and impact of chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in the Sri Lankan community. METHODS: A cross-sectional stratified random sample of people (n = 1000) aged 18 to 85 years in Sri Lanka was undertaken by questionnaire in the general community setting...
May 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545441/association-between-antibodies-to-carbamylated-proteins-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Francesca Romana Spinelli, Arbi Pecani, Francesco Ciciarello, Tania Colasanti, Manuela Di Franco, Francesca Miranda, Fabrizio Conti, Guido Valesini, Cristiano Alessandri
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients carry a high risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The excess of cardiovascular disease cannot be entirely explained by traditional risk factors and the immune system contributes to the development of atherosclerosis. Moreover, post-translational modifications such as citrullination and carbamylation have been linked to inflammation and atherosclerosis. Anti-carbamylated proteins antibodies (anti-CarP) are a new subset of autoantibodies identified in RA patients...
May 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542869/tanshinone-iia-ameliorates-chronic-arthritis-in-mice-by-modulating-neutrophil-activities
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Shan Zhang, Guangrui Huang, Kai Yuan, Qingqing Zhu, Honghao Sheng, Ruipeng Yu, Guangbin Luo, Anlong Xu
AIMS: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune inflammatory disease mediated by the influx of immune cells into the synovial joint space. As Tanshinone IIA (TIIA) has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, we used the adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA) murine model of RA to investigate the impact of TIIA on RA and immune cell activation. METHODS: The anti-arthritic activity of TIIA was investigated in an adjuvant-induced arthritis model of RA in mice...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529013/bipolar-fresh-total-osteochondral-allograft-in-the-ankle-is-it-a-successful-long-term-solution
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S Giannini, A Mazzotti, F Vannini
INTRODUCTION: Severe post-traumatic ankle arthritis poses a reconstructive challenge in young and active patients. Although technically demanding and despite unsolved immunological issues, bipolar fresh total osteochondral allograft (BFTOA) represent an intriguing option to arthrodesis and prosthetic replacement. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the outcomes of a series of 48 ankle BFTOA at 10 years follow up and to investigate the rate of survival long term. METHODS: 58 patients underwent BFTOA, of these 48 were available for follow up...
May 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523427/-total-ankle-arthroplasty-with-simultaneous-subtalar-fusion
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J Mainzer, P Rippstein
OBJECTIVE: Pain free weight bearing ability with orthograde hindfoot position and preserved tibiotalar motion. INDICATIONS: Symptomatic arthritis of the ankle and subtalar joint, additional subtalar hindfoot malalignment. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Absolute: acute infection, noncorrectable ligamentous instability or bony defects, restricted perfusion, diabetic foot syndrome. Relative: inability to comply with postoperative partial weight bearing, only moderate symptoms of subtalar arthritis, smoking, intricate soft tissue situation...
May 18, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521779/total-ankle-arthroplasty-versus-ankle-arthrodesis-a-comparison-of-outcomes-over-the-last-decade
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REVIEW
Cort D Lawton, Bennet A Butler, Robert G Dekker, Adam Prescott, Anish R Kadakia
BACKGROUND: The surgical treatment of end-stage tibiotalar arthritis continues to be a controversial topic. Advances in surgical technique and implant design have lead to improved outcomes after both ankle arthrodesis (AA) and total ankle arthroplasty (TAA), yet a clear consensus regarding the most ideal form of treatment is lacking. In this study, the outcomes and complications following AA and TAA are compared in order to improve our understanding and decision-making for care and treatment of symptomatic tibiotalar arthritis...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515692/wu-tou-decoction-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-integrating-network-pharmacology-and-in-vivo-pharmacological-evaluation
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Qingqing Guo, Kang Zheng, Danping Fan, Yukun Zhao, Li Li, Yanqin Bian, Xuemei Qiu, Xue Liu, Ge Zhang, Chaoying Ma, Xiaojuan He, Aiping Lu
Purpose: This study aimed to explore underlying action mechanism of Wu-Tou decoction (WTD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) through network pharmacology prediction and experimental verification. Methods: Chemical compounds and human target proteins of WTD as well as RA-related human genes were obtained from TCM Database @ Taiwan, PubChem and GenBank, respectively. Subsequently, molecular networks and canonical pathways presumably involved in the treatment of WTD on RA were generated by ingenuity pathway analysis (IPA) software...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511431/the-relationship-between-serum-level-of-vitamin-d3-and-the-severity-of-new-onset-rheumatoid-arthritis-activity
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Elham Rajaee, Ali Ghorbani, Karim Mowla, Mehrnoosh Zakerkish, Maryam Mohebi, Mehrdad Dargahi-Malamir
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory disease which typically involves wrists, ankles, and finally every joint. Some of studies have reported a reverse relationship between the level of vitamin D and RA severity. AIM: The present study was carried out in order to check the potential relationship between the level of vitamin D and RA severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-three patients with RA with onset in recent three months (new onset RA), and 31 patients without RA were chosen as the control group...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511285/increased-f4-80-hi-macrophages-is-associated-with-suppression-of-serum-transfer-induced-arthritis-in-mice-with-flip-reduced-in-myeloid-cells
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Qi-Quan Huang, Robert Birket, Renee E Doyle, G Kenneth Haines, Harris Perlman, Bo Shi, Philip Homan, Lianping Xing, Richard M Pope
OBJECTIVE: Macrophages are critical in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We recently demonstrated that FLIP (FLICE-like inhibitory protein) is necessary for the differentiation and/or survival of macrophages. We also identified that FLIP is highly expressed in RA synovial macrophages. This study was performed to determine if the reduction of Flip in macrophages would reduce synovial tissue macrophages and ameliorate serum transfer induced arthritis (STIA). METHODS: Mice with Flip deleted in myeloid cells (Flip(f/f) LysM(c/+) mice) and littermate controls were employed...
May 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507715/a-quantitative-mechanistic-pk-pd-model-directly-connects-btk-target-engagement-and-in-vivo-efficacy
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Fereidoon Daryaee, Zhuo Zhang, Kayla R Gogarty, Yong Li, Jonathan Merino, Stewart L Fisher, Peter J Tonge
Correlating target engagement with in vivo drug activity remains a central challenge in efforts to improve the efficiency of drug discovery. Previously we described a mechanistic pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) model that used drug-target binding kinetics to successfully predict the in vivo efficacy of antibacterial compounds in models of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus infection. In the present work we extend this model to quantitatively correlate the engagement of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) by the covalent inhibitor CC-292 with the ability of this compound to reduce ankle swelling in an animal model of arthritis...
May 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502350/current-update-in-total-ankle-arthroplasty-salvage-of-the-failed-total-ankle-arthroplasty-with%C3%A2-anterior-translation-of-the-talus
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REVIEW
Alastair Younger, Andrea Veljkovic
Ankle replacement results may be compromised by malposition of the components. An anterior displacement can be measured on a lateral standing radiograph. The ankle may appear anteriorly translated because the ankle is overstuffed, the heel cord is tight, or the posterior capsule is tight. In ankle instability with degenerative arthritis, the talus may be anteriorly translated, internally rotated, and in varus. In an ankle replacement, this deformity may persist and will require correction. On occasion, the talus is inserted too anterior; revision to a flat cut talar component and posterior translation of the talar component will result in correction...
June 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502349/total-ankle-replacement-in-the-presence-of-talar-varus-or-valgus-deformities
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REVIEW
Andrew Dodd, Timothy R Daniels
Patients presenting with end-stage ankle arthritis with coronal plane talar deformities have a variety of complex multidirectional deformities that require careful preoperative assessment and a clear understanding of the pathophysiology. Surgeons managing these patients with total ankle arthroplasty need to be familiar with extra-articular and intra-articular surgical methods to correct pes planus and pes cavus deformities, including bony procedures and soft tissue procedures. Performing these procedures in 1 or 2 stages depends on surgeon preference and the severity of the deformities...
June 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502347/ankle-arthrodesis-versus-total-ankle-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
Joel Morash, David M Walton, Mark Glazebrook
Reoperation rates are higher in total ankle arthroplasties (TAAs) compared with ankle arthrodesis. Infection rates for primary TAAs are 1.4% to 2.4%. The survival rate of TAA is approximately 75% to 90% at 10 years. Arc of motion is maintained with TAAs compared with ankle arthrodesis. Ankle arthrodesis increases arc of motion through the talonavicular joint. Several factors are strong reasons to favor ankle fusion rather than TAA. TAA and ankle arthrodesis are effective treatments of end-stage ankle arthritis but the choice must be tailored to individual patients...
June 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502346/kinematics-and-function-of-total-ankle-replacements-versus-normal-ankles
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REVIEW
Justin M Kane, Scott Coleman, James W Brodsky
End-stage ankle arthritis produces severe functional disability, quantifiable by gait abnormalities. In all categories of gait parameters, total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) satistically significantly improves function, compared to patients' preoperative function. There are increases in step length, cadence and velocity; in sagittal plane motion of the ankle, as well has hip and knee motion, and in ankle power and moment. These functional gait improvements correspond to clinical improvements of pain relief and satisfaction...
June 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502293/-wuwei-wentong-chubi-capsule-promotes-the-autophagy-in-synovial-tissue-of-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rats-and-its-mechanism
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Hui Jiang, Xiaochuang Liu, Xiujuan Qin, Junmei Song, Jian Liu
Objective To evaluate the effect of Wuwei Wentong Chubi (WWWTCB) Capsule on the PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway in the synovial tissues of adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA) rats, and investigate its potential pharmacological mechanisms of treating rheumatoid arthritis. Methods Sixty Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly assigned into six groups evenly: normal group, model group, WWWTCB groups at 0.80, 1.60, 3.20 g/kg body mass, and tripterygium glycosides tablet (TPT) group at 40 mg/kg body mass. Except for the normal group, the other five groups were induced into AA models with Complete Freund's Adjuvant (CFA)...
May 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488046/features-of-the-achilles-tendon-paratenon-and-enthesis-in-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-a%C3%A2-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-study
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H Harman, E Süleyman
AIM: We analyzed the ultrasonographic (US) features of the Achilles tendon (AT), paratenon (AP), and enthesis in patients with axial spondyloarthropathies (SpA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and compared these to healthy subjects. Relationships between these findings and clinical and functional parameters were identified. METHODS: The study included 40 axial SpA and 27 RA patients, as well as 30 healthy subjects. Clinical evaluation relied on the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), Bath AS Functional Index (BASFI), AS Quality of Life Questionnaire (ASQoL), Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28), and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), as well as on a visual analog scale (VAS) for entheseal pain and the Madrid Sonographic Enthesistis Index (MASEI)...
May 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488045/-musculoskeletal-manifestations-of-sarcoidosis
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REVIEW
P Korsten, G Chehab
Musculoskeletal manifestations in the context of sarcoidosis are frequently observed. The rheumatologist regularly encounters this disease in clinical practice. In the present review, we aim to give a current overview of the manifestations and treatments relevant to the practicing rheumatologist. The most frequently encountered manifestation is Lofgren's syndrome, which is characterized by bilateral ankle periarthritis, bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, and erythema nodosum and has an excellent prognosis. Chronic arthropathy most commonly manifests as oligoarthritis, which sometimes hampers its differentiation from spondylarthropathies, especially when sacroiliitis, enthesitis or dactylitis are simultaneously present...
May 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481627/outcomes-after-percutaneous-reduction-and-fixation-of-low-energy-lisfranc-injuries
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Michael Vosbikian, Joseph T O'Neil, Christine Piper, Ronald Huang, Steven M Raikin
BACKGROUND: Lisfranc injuries are often missed initially or not anatomically reduced, leading to midfoot collapse, arthrosis, and pain. Operative management of these injuries is also fraught with complications, particularly with respect to the soft tissues. Wound dehiscence and infection are not uncommon. The goal of this study was to analyze the outcomes of a minimally invasive technique in reduction and percutaneous fixation of low-energy minimally displaced Lisfranc injuries and determine if it is a safe alternative to more traditional, open approaches...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474628/protection-against-osteoarthritis-in-experimental-animals-by-nanogold-conjugated-snake-venom-protein-toxin-gold-nanoparticle-naja-kaouthia-cytotoxin-1
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Antony Gomes, Partha Pratim Saha, Tanmoy Bhowmik, Anjan Kumar Dasgupta, Subir Chandra Dasgupta
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Increased severity of osteoarthritis (OA) and adverse side effects of its treatment led to the search for alternative therapies. It was previously reported that snake venom protein toxin Naja kaouthia cytotoxin 1 (NKCT1) and gold nanoparticle (GNP) individually have potential against excremental arthritis. In this study, we analyzed the protective activity of GNP conjugated protein toxin NKCT1 (GNP-NKCT1) against experimental OA. METHODS: Gold nanoparticle conjugation with NKCT1 (GNP-NKCT1) was done and its physiochemical properties were studied...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464888/functional-disability-associated-with-disease-and-quality-of-life-parameters-in-chinese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Juan Ji, Lijuan Zhang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Rulan Yin, Ting Fu, Liren Li, Zhifeng Gu
BACKGROUND: As an important outcome measure among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, functional disability may contribute to unemployment, loss of work productivity, and impaired quality of life. However, little is known about the risk factors of functional disability in Chinese RA patients. This study aimed (1) to examine the prevalence of functional disability in Chinese RA patients; (2) to explore factors associated with the health assessment questionnaire-disability index (HAQ-DI)...
May 2, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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