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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340205/ocular-involvement-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
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Ana Beatriz Santos Bacchiega, Gustavo Guimarães Moreira Balbi, Manuella Lima Gomes Ochtrop, Francisco Assis de Andrade, Roger Abramino Levy, Xenofon Baraliakos
Ocular inflammatory diseases can present as isolated conditions but also as part of systemic inflammatory diseases. Anterior uveitis is closely related to SpA and shares the common genetic background of HLA-B27. Other ocular manifestations, such as episcleritis and scleritis, may also occur, although less frequently. Therefore, ocular involvement has been included as one of the important clinical features of SpA in the recently published classification criteria for axial and peripheral disease. However, there are a wide variety of aetiologies for ocular diseases and this must be considered in assessment of SpA...
March 18, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294565/ankle-pathologies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-a-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-study
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Halil Harman, İbrahim Tekeoğlu
AIM: We determined ankle pathologies in patients with different types of inflammatory rheumatic diseases using high-resolution ultrasonographic (US) images, and compared the findings among the different patient groups. METHODS: The study included 142 randomly selected inflammatory rheumatic disease patients with clinically swollen or painful ankle joints; 69 patients had rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 58 had spondyloarthropathies (SpA) and 15 had gout. Ankle assessment on US included all of the important anatomical structures...
March 12, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293973/exploring-the-relationship-between-demographic-and-disease-related-variables-and-perceived-effect-of-health-status-on-sexual-activity-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-associations-found-only-with-non-disease-variables
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K H Berg, G Rohde, A Prøven, E Almås, Eep Benestad, M Østensen, G Haugeberg
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between demographic and disease-related variables and the perceived effect of health status on sexual activity in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (ax-SpA). METHOD: The study assessed 379 ax-SpA patients consecutively recruited from two rheumatology outpatient clinics. Data collection included information on demographics, markers and measures of ax-SpA disease, treatment, comorbidity, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) using the Short Form-36...
March 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284772/development-of-a-checklist-for-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-in-daily-practice-only-tools-project
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Raquel Almodovar, Juan C Torre Alonso, Enrique Batlle, Concepción Castillo, Eduardo Collantes-Estevez, Eugenio de Miguel, Senén González, Jordi Gratacós, Azucena Hernández, Xavier Juanola, Luis F Linares, Manuel J Moreno, Mireia Moreno, Victoria Navarro-Compán, Carlos Rodríguez Lozano, Jesus Sanz, Agustí Sellas, Estíbaliz Loza, Pedro Zarco
OBJECTIVE: To standardize clinical evaluation of patients with axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) using a checklist. METHODS: Qualitative study that included: 1) nominal group (18 experts); 2) literature reviews of measures used in the assessment of patients with axial SpA or PsA; and 3) focus groups, one with rheumatologists and another with patients, organized to become familiar with their opinion on medical assistance. Taking this into account, the experts selected the measures to be included in the checklist based on their relevance, feasibility, and the outcome type...
March 8, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283515/comparison-of-mri-with-radiography-for-detecting-structural-lesions-of-the-sacroiliac-joint-using-ct-as-standard-of-reference-results-from-the-simact-study
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Torsten Diekhoff, Kay-Geert A Hermann, Juliane Greese, Carsten Schwenke, Denis Poddubnyy, Bernd Hamm, Joachim Sieper
OBJECTIVE: Radiographs of sacroiliac (SI) joints are used for the detection of structural damage in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), but are often difficult to interpret. Here, we address the question how the T1-weighted MRI (T1w MRI) sequence compares with radiography for SI joints' structural lesions using low-dose CT as the standard of reference. METHODS: Radiographs, T1w MRI and low-dose CT of the SI joints from 110 patients (mean age 36.1 (19-57) years, 52% males and 48% females; 53% with axSpA, 21 non-radiographic axSpA and 32% radiographic axSpA, 47% with non-SpA) referred to the rheumatologist because of unclear chronic back pain, but possible axSpA, were scored for structural lesions (erosions, sclerosis, joint space changes and an overall impression of positivity)...
March 10, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275981/clinical-profile-and-outcomes-of-management-of-orbital-cellulitis-in-upper-egypt
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Ahmed Mohamed Kamal Elshafei, Mohamed Farouk Sayed, Raafat Mohyeldeen Abdelrahman Abdallah
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this paper is to study the etiology, clinical findings, and outcomes of management of cases of orbital cellulitis treated in Minia University Hospital in Upper Egypt over the period of 6 years from July 2009 to July 2015. One-hundred two patients diagnosed to have orbital cellulitis were admitted to the hospital and treated on inpatient basis from July 2009 to July 2015. All patients were subjected to full ophthalmological examination, systemic evaluation, and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) consultation...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250140/are-ultrasound-findings-similar-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-and-in-athlete-entheses
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Marie-Alix Lanfranchi, Olivier Leluc, Alice Tavano, Cécile Wormser, Sophie Morange, Christophe Chagnaud, Vincent Pradel, Pierre Lafforgue, Thao Pham
OBJECTIVE: Enthesitis is the spondyloarthritis (SpA) landmark, but can also be seen after entheses overuse, such as during intensive sport. METHODS: We aimed to compare entheses ultrasound (US) findings in a prospective cross-sectional study of 30 axial SpA cases, 30 athletes, and 29 controls. RESULTS: Mean (SD) MAdrid Sonographic Enthesis Index (MASEI) score was 26.3 (13), 12.2 (7), and 10.4 (6) in patients with SpA, athletes, and non-athlete control groups, respectively (p < 0...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240587/evaluation-of-whether-extremely-high-enthesitis-or-bath-ankylosing-spondylitis-disease-activity-index-basdai-scores-suggest-fibromyalgia-and-confound-the-anti-tnf-response-in-early-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis
#8
Maxime Dougados, Isabelle Logeart, Annette Szumski, Javier Coindreau, Heather Jones
OBJECTIVES: Differentiating between pain from spondyloarthritis (SpA) and pain from fibromyalgia is challenging. We evaluated patients with non-radiographic axial SpA (nr-axSpA) to determine the percentage of patients with extremely high enthesitis and/or Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) scores, the relationship between extreme scores and depression, and the effect of extreme scores on treatment outcomes with etanercept. METHODS: Patients with nr-axSpA received double-blind etanercept 50 mg or placebo weekly and were divided into those who did vs did not have extreme scores at baseline...
February 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216193/frequency-of-concomitant-fibromyalgia-in-rheumatic-diseases-monocentric-study-of-691-patients
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Angelique Fan, Bruno Pereira, Anne Tournadre, Zuzana Tatar, Sandrine Malochet-Guinamand, Sylvain Mathieu, Marion Couderc, Martin Soubrier, Jean-Jacques Dubost
OBJECTIVE: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a confounding factor for diagnosing and assessing rheumatic disease activity. This study sought to assess the extent of this syndrome in rheumatism patients at a French rheumatology department. METHOD: This monocentric epidemiological study enrolled all patients consulting due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA), or connective tissue disease (CTD). FM diagnosis was confirmed or excluded according to the rheumatologist opinion and the 1990 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria...
January 18, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179264/performance-of-the-asas-classification-criteria-for-axial-and-peripheral-spondyloarthritis-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexandre Sepriano, Roxana Rubio, Sofia Ramiro, Robert Landewé, Désirée van der Heijde
OBJECTIVE: To summarise the evidence on the performance of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) classification criteria for axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) (also imaging and clinical arm separately), peripheral (p)SpA and the entire set, when tested against the rheumatologist's diagnosis ('reference standard'). METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed to identify eligible studies. Raw data on SpA diagnosis and classification were extracted or, if necessary, obtained from the authors of the selected publications...
February 8, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159704/effects-of-targeted-therapies-on-the-bone-in-arthritides
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REVIEW
Ágnes Szentpétery, Ágnes Horváth, Katalin Gulyás, Zsófia Pethö, Harjit Pal Bhattoa, Sándor Szántó, Gabriella Szücs, Oliver FitzGerald, Georg Schett, Zoltán Szekanecz
Inflammatory arthritides, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthritides (SpA) have been associated with both localized bone resorption and/or formation, and generalized osteoporosis. Systemic inflammation may be the major driver for bone loss in arthritis. In RA and peripheral SpA the RANK-RANKL-OPG network is involved in bone resorption, while in axial SpA the Wnt-β-catenin axis and its inhibitors (DKK-1, sclerostin) are the most relevant. Targeted therapies including biologics and small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors may interfere with inflammatory bone metabolism...
January 31, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149838/anti-il17a-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-where-are-we-at
#12
Peter P Cheung
Knowledge regarding the mechanisms of the IL17-IL23 pathway and its role in spondyloarthritis (SpA) has been pivotal to the development of IL-17 blockade in patients with axial SpA. Previously, only anti-TNF has proven to be clinically efficacious in patients with active disease, despite non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physiotherapy. However, up to 50% fail to achieve a clinically significant response. Secukinumab, a fully humanized monoclonal antibody targeting IL-17A, has recently been approved for use in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129460/diagnostic-value-and-validity-of-early-spondyloarthritis-features-results-from-the-esperanza-cohort
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Beatriz E Joven, Victoria Navarro-Compán, Jose Rosas, Pilar Fernandez Dapica, Pedro Zarco, Eugenio De Miguel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity of different spondyloarthritis (SpA) features included in the Berlin diagnostic algorithm and the ASAS classification criteria in an early cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a longitudinal multicentre study including patients with suspected SpA from the ESPeranza cohort. Subjects were ≤45 years old and SpA symptom duration was 3-24 months. Patients with axial symptoms were selected and categorized according to diagnosis (yes/no) of axial SpA (axSpA)...
January 27, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099816/new-treatment-options-and-emerging-drugs-for-axial-spondyloarthritis-biological-and-targeted-synthetic-agents
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REVIEW
Eric Toussirot
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and axial spondyloarthritis (ax SpA) are chronic inflammatory diseases mainly involving the axial skeleton. Pharmacological treatments for AS and ax SpA usually include local glucocorticoid injections, NSAIDs and anti-TNFα agents. Since around 30% to 40% of patients are non responders or intolerant to anti-TNFα agents, we need new therapeutic options for AS and ax SpA. Areas covered: This review describes the new biological agents that can be used or are in development for AS or ax SpA as well as emerging synthetic targeted drugs...
February 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063066/high-prevalence-of-undiagnosed-axial-spondyloarthritis-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-consulting-non-rheumatologist-specialists-in-belgium-suspect-study
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Laure Tant, Nadine Delmotte, Maria Van den Enden, Valerie Gangji, Herman Mielants
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) can be delayed for several years mainly because of low awareness of axial SpA among non-rheumatologists who are the first interlocutors of potential SpA patients. One strategy to decrease the delay between appearance of first symptoms and diagnosis of axial SpA and to allow early management of the disease is to provide the non-rheumatologists with tools to identify patients requiring prompt referral to rheumatologists. This study was designed to evaluate in a real-world setting whether screening patients with chronic low back pain who consult physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) physicians, orthopedists, and ophthalmologists is useful in detecting axial SpA...
January 6, 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062405/presence-of-multiple-spondyloarthritis-spa-features-is-important-but-not-sufficient-for-a-diagnosis-of-axial-spondyloarthritis-data-from-the-spondyloarthritis-caught-early-space-cohort
#16
Z Ez-Zaitouni, P A C Bakker, M van Lunteren, I J Berg, R Landewé, M van Oosterhout, M Lorenzin, D van der Heijde, F A van Gaalen
OBJECTIVES: Concerns have been raised about overdiagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). We investigated whether patients with chronic back pain (CBP) of short duration and multiple SpA features are always diagnosed with axSpA by the rheumatologist, and to what extent fulfilment of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) axSpA criteria is associated with an axSpA diagnosis. METHODS: Baseline data from 500 patients from the SPondyloArthritis Caught Early cohort which includes patients with CBP (≥3 months, ≤2 years, onset <45 years) were analysed...
January 6, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013432/association-of-human-leukocyte-a-b-and-dr-antigens-in-colombian-patients-with-diagnosis-of-spondyloarthritis
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Ana M Santos, Paola Peña, Mabel Avila, Ignacio Briceño, Carlos Jaramillo, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcon, Juan C Rueda, Eugenia-Lucia Saldarriaga, Jose-Ignacio Angarita, Nancy Martinez-Rodriguez, John Londono
There is substantial evidence that non-B27 major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes are associated with spondyloarthritis (SpA). Studies in Mexican and Tunisian populations demonstrated the association of SpA and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B15. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of HLA-A, B, and DR antigens in a group of Colombian patients with a diagnosis of SpA. A total of 189 patients and 100 healthy subjects were included in the present study. All subjects underwent a complete characterization of HLA alleles A, B, and DR...
December 24, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997346/efficiency-of-treatment-with-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-according-to-current-recommendations-in-patients-with-radiographic-and-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis
#18
Xenofon Baraliakos, Uta Kiltz, Soeren Peters, Heiner Appel, Friedrich Dybowski, Manfred Igelmann, Ludwig Kalthoff, Dietmar Krause, Hans-Juergen Menne, Ertan Saracbasi-Zender, Elmar Schmitz-Bortz, Mathura Vigneswaran, Juergen Braun
OBJECTIVE: NSAIDs are first-line therapy in axial SpA (axSpA). The proportion of patients responding to NSAIDs and differences between AS and non-radiographic axSpA (nr-axSpA) in this regard have not been studied in detail to date. The aim of this study was to examine the proportion of patients with AS and nr-axSpA responding to NSAIDs according to current treatment recommendations. METHODS: Consecutive anti-TNF-naïve patients with nr-axSpA and AS (n = 50 each) were included if their BASDAI score was ⩾4 without having received maximal NSAID doses...
January 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939407/higher-body-mass-index-and-anti-drug-antibodies-predict-the-discontinuation-of-anti-tnf-agents-in-korean-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Jiwon Hwang, Hye-Mi Kim, Hyemin Jeong, Jaejoon Lee, Joong Kyong Ahn, Eun-Mi Koh, Eun-Suk Kang, Hoon-Suk Cha
OBJECTIVE: The development of anti-drug antibodies (ADAbs) against tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors is a likely explanation for the failure of TNF-inhibitors in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA). Our study determined the existence and clinical implications of ADAbs in axial SpA patients. METHODS: According to the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society classification criteria for axial SpA, patients treated with adalimumab or infliximab were recruited consecutively...
November 15, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933391/-tapering-and-termination-of-immunosuppressive-treatment-in-spondyloarthritides-including-psoriatic-arthritis
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REVIEW
G Scholz, B Möller
BACKGROUND: Immunomodulatory long-term treatment has also become the standard treatment for spondyloarthritides (SpA), including psoriatic arthritis (PsA); however, uncertainty exists about dose reduction or termination of treatment after remission or low disease activity. OBJECTIVE: When is it possible to reduce medication or terminate treatment for SpA? MATERIAL AND METHODS: An extensive non-systematic literature search was performed focusing on practice guidelines, systematic meta-analyses and clinical trials on medicinal long-term treatment and voluntary medication reduction in axial and peripheral SpA, including PsA...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
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