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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125891/profiling-response-to-tnf-inhibitor-treatment-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Mansour Alazmi, Ismail Sari, Bharath Krishnan, Robert D Inman, Nigil Haroon
OBJECTIVES: Lack of response to TNF inhibitory (TNFi) agents is not uncommon, encountered during the treatment of axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) patients and can be classified as primary (PLR) or secondary (SLR) lack of response. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate factors associated with TNFi failure types and their characteristics in AxSpA. METHODS: Adult AxSpA patients who were TNFi naive at the time of baseline evaluation and started on their first biologics for active axial disease were identified...
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119479/utility-of-ct-imaging-in-differentiating-sacroiliitis-associated-with-spondyloarthritis-from-gouty-sacroiliitis-a-retrospective-study
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Jyoti Panwar, Pulukool Sandhya, Madhavi Kandagaddala, Aswin Nair, Visalakshi Jeyaseelan, Debashish Danda
Sacroiliitis is one of the criteria for classification as spondyloarthritis (SpA), though not unique to SpA. Other conditions including gout may be erroneously diagnosed as SpA due to sacroiliitis. The objective was to identify specific CT findings in sacroiliitis associated with SpA and gout. In this retrospective study, CT images of patients with sacroiliitis and clinical diagnosis of gout or SpA from 2010 to 2015 were independently reviewed by two radiologists, blinded to diagnosis. Axial and coronal oblique images were analyzed for characteristics of erosions...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116386/clinical-and-ultrasonographic-enthesopathy-in-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-is-masei-or-only-calcaneal-enthesitis-sufficient
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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/29112187/number-of-circulating-non-classical-cd14-cd16-monocytes-negatively-correlates-with-das28-and-swollen-joints-count-in-peripheral-spondyloarthritis-patients
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Zofia Guła, Małgorzata Stec, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Marzena Lenart, Mariusz Korkosz, Jerzy Gąsowski, Jarosław Baran, Monika Baj-Krzyworzeka, Rafał Szatanek, Jarosław Czyż, Maciej Siedlar
INTRODUCTION    Different clinical course and pattern of skeletal involvement in peripheral (per) and axial (ax) spondyloarthritis (SpA) suggests distinct pathophysiology of these two phenotypic manifestations of SpA. Monocytes, as a part of innate immune system, seem to play an important role in the pathogenesis of SpA, but exact inflammatory pathways remain to be elucidated. Regulatory T lymphocytes (Treg) and Th17 lymphocytes are also known to influence pro- and anti-inflammatory reactions. OBJECTIVES    The aim of our study was to compare absolute numbers of monocyte subpopulations, Treg and Th17 lymphocytes with clinical measures of disease activity in perSpA and axSpA...
November 7, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093157/sacroiliac-joint-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-recurrent-acute-anterior-uveitis-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Thauana L Oliveira, Walter P Maksymowych, Robert G W Lambert, Cristina Muccioli, Artur R C Fernandes, Marcelo M Pinheiro
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to quantify bone marrow edema (BME) and/or structural lesions in the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) of patients with recurrent acute anterior uveitis (rAAU) with or without back pain, to evaluate the frequency of axial (axSpA) and peripheral spondyloarthritis (pSpA) and to establish which criterion for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) positivity best reflected the global assessment of SIJ MRI. METHODS: A total of 50 patients with rAAU without prior rheumatologic diagnosis were included in our cross-sectional study, and these patients were compared to 21 healthy volunteers...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045716/fibromyalgia-is-not-axial-spondyloarthritis-towards-an-appropriate-use-of-the-asas-classification-criteria-for-axial-spa
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Martin Rudwaleit
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October 17, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043434/-spondyloarthritides
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M Rudwaleit
Spondyloarthritides (SpA) are inflammatory rheumatic diseases affecting the axial skeleton, peripheral joints and entheses, and also manifest at extraskeletal sites. According to the more recently introduced nomenclature, predominant axial SpA is distinguished from predominant peripheral SpA. Axial SpA is further divided into radiographic and nonradiographic axial SpA. Genetic factors are relevant, with HLA-B27 being most important. The interleukin 23/17 pathway seems to be relevant and points towards new therapeutic targets...
October 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029331/the-clinical-utility-of-human-leucocyte-antigen-b27-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Chong Seng Edwin Lim, Raj Sengupta, Karl Gaffney
The association between HLA-B27 and AS was first established in the early 1970s. Since then, our understanding of this disease has changed, such that we now recognize AS to be the extreme of the clinical phenotype within a disease spectrum known as axial SpA (axSpA). Recent advances in therapeutic options have driven the need for earlier diagnosis and many screening strategies have been proposed to facilitate this. In parallel, our understanding of axSpA genetics, and especially the contribution of HLA-B27, has expanded...
September 25, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018906/the-performance-of-classification-criteria-for-juvenile-spondyloarthropathies
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Amra Adrovic, Metin Sezen, Kenan Barut, Sezgin Sahin, Cengizhan Acikel, Erkan Demirkaya, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Juvenile spondyloarthropathies (JSpA) are a group of rheumatologic diseases with a disease onset before 16; characterized with enthesitis, lower extremity oligoarthritis, involvement of the axial skeleton and HLA B27 positivity. The diversity of classification criteria along with the phenotype heterogeneity makes the classification of JSpA challenging. The aim of our study was to evaluate the performance of the pre-determined and recently proposed classification criteria for JSpA. The study group consisted of 113 patients with JSpA and 150 patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
December 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976332/bone-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-the-detection-of-sacroiliitis-in-seronegative-spondyloarthritis-a-comparison-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Theodoros Pipikos, Dimitrios Kassimos, George Angelidis, John Koutsikos
OBJECTIVE: Seronegative spondyloarthritis (SpA) is characterized by chronic inflammation affecting the axial skeleton, entheses and occasionally peripheral joints. The involvement of the sacroiliac joints, sacroiliitis, is considered as a pathognomonic radiographic finding. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the method of choice for its early detection. Bone scintigraphy (BS) is characterized by high sensitivity in the diagnosis of bone and articular diseases. Limited value of BS in the diagnosis of sacroiliitis may be attributed to the use of planar imaging...
October 3, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955496/relationships-between-ultrasound-enthesitis-disease-activity-and-axial-radiographic-structural-changes-in-patients-with-early-spondyloarthritis-data-from-desir-cohort
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Adeline Ruyssen-Witrand, Bénédicte Jamard, Alain Cantagrel, Delphine Nigon, Damien Loeuille, Yannick Degboe, Arnaud Constantin
BACKGROUND: To search for association between ultrasound (US) enthesis abnormalities and disease activity, spine and sacro-iliac joints (SIJ) MRI inflammatory lesions and spine structural changes in a cohort of patients suspected for axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). METHODS: Patients: Of 708 patients included in the DESIR(Devenir des Spondyloarthrites Indifférenciées Récentes) cohort, 402 had an US enthesis assessment and were selected for this study. Imaging: Achilles, lateral epicondyles, superior patellar ligament, inferior patellar ligament entheses were systematically US scanned and abnormalities were summed in US structural and power Doppler (PDUS) scores...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937503/patient-burden-of-axial-spondyloarthritis
#12
Vibeke Strand, Jasvinder A Singh
Axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) is an inflammatory spondyloarthritis (SpA) that has significant impact on a patient's life. Symptoms, including fatigue, sleep problems, depression, and sexual dysfunction, can profoundly impact health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and limit work, leisure, and daily activities. Available therapies effectively manage pain and inflammation in early-stage disease, but patients often continue to experience impaired HRQoL. Thus, there remains a need for new therapies with novel mechanisms that can stop disease progression, potentially reverse damage caused by AxSpA and improve HRQoL in patients with AxSpA...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937474/patient-burden-of-axial-spondyloarthritis
#13
Vibeke Strand, Jasvinder A Singh
Axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) is an inflammatory spondyloarthritis (SpA) that has significant impact on a patient's life. Symptoms, including fatigue, sleep problems, depression, and sexual dysfunction, can profoundly impact health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and limit work, leisure, and daily activities. Available therapies effectively manage pain and inflammation in early-stage disease, but patients often continue to experience impaired HRQoL. Thus, there remains a need for new therapies with novel mechanisms that can stop disease progression, potentially reverse damage caused by AxSpA and improve HRQoL in patients with AxSpA...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917996/poor-efficacy-of-tnf-inhibitors-in-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-in-the-absence-of-objective-signs-a-bicentric-retrospective-study
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Céline Vidal, Cédric Lukas, Bernard Combe, Francis Berenbaum, Yves Marie Pers, Christian Jorgensen, Jérémie Sellam, Jacques Morel
OBJECTIVE: To compare BASDAI 50 response rate to TNFi in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) depending on the presence or not of objective signs of axSpA and to look for predictive factors of TNFi efficacy. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with axSpA according to ASAS criteria "clinical arm" and treated between January 2001 and September 2015 with TNFi were included. First group included patients with at least one objective sign such as arthritis, dactylitis, enthesitis, uveitis, inflammatory bowel disease, elevated C-reactive protein or radiological sacroiliitis, and second group included non-radiographic axSpA (nr-axSpA) patients without any objective sign corresponding to patients with inflammatory back pain and either a good response to NSAID or a SpA family history...
September 13, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880727/prevalence-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-disease-activity-score-asdas-inactive-disease-in-a-cohort-of-patients-treated-with-tnf-alpha-inhibitors
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Sara Monti, Monica Todoerti, Veronica Codullo, Ennio Giulio Favalli, Martina Biggioggero, Andrea Becciolini, Carlomaurizio Montecucco, Roberto Caporali
BACKGROUND: Treat to target (T2T), aiming at inactive disease (ID), has become the recommended strategy for axial-SpA (ax-SpA). Using the Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS), we assessed the prevalence of ID in ax-SpA patients treated with TNFα inhibitors (TNFi). METHODS: A multicentric, cross-sectional study was performed assessing disease activity status (BASDAI and ASDAS) of consecutive patients with ax-SpA on stable treatment with TNFi for at least six months...
September 7, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879048/no-evidence-for-a-direct-role-of-hla-b27-in-pathological-bone-formation-in-axial-spa
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Barbara Neerinckx, Simon Kollnberger, Jacqueline Shaw, Rik Lories
OBJECTIVE: The strong genetic association between HLA-B27 and ankylosing spondylitis has been known for over 40 years. HLA-B27 positivity is possibly associated with severity of ankylosis. We studied the in vitro and in vivo impact of HLA-B27 in models of chondrogenesis and osteogenesis. METHODS: Different in vitro differentiation systems were used to mimic endochondral and direct bone formation. ATDC5 cells and primary human periosteum-derived cells (hPDCs) were transduced with lentiviral vectors expressing HLA-B27 or HLA-B7...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860446/translation-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-asas-health-index-and-asas-environmental-factors-item-set-into-european-portuguese-language
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Eduardo B Cruz, Sofia Ramiro, Pedro Machado, Sandra Sousa, Renata Aguiar, Alexandre Sepriano, Santiago Rodrigues Manica, Uta Kiltz, Jaime C Branco, Fernando M Pimentel-Santos
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of outcome measures to assess the impact of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) on health, function and quality of life. The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) group developed the ASAS Health Index (ASAS-HI) and the ASAS Environmental Factors Item Set (ASAS-EF) to measure functioning and health across all aspects of health that are typically affected and relevant for patients with axSpA, based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)...
July 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835779/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-tnf%C3%AE-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-nonradiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-current-evidence-and-place-in-therapy
#18
REVIEW
Valeria Rios Rodriguez, Denis Poddubnyy
Nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) and radiographic SpA (also known as ankylosing spondylitis) are currently considered as two stages or forms of one disease (axial SpA). The treatment with tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) inhibitors has been authorized for years for ankylosing spondylitis. In recent years, most of the anti-TNFα agents have also been approved for the treatment of nonradiographic axial SpA by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and similar authorities in many countries around the world (but not in the US), increasing the number of possible therapies for this indication...
August 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830392/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-low-bone-mineral-density-in-spondyloarthritis-and-prevalence-of-vertebral-fractures
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Sandrine Malochet-Guinamand, Bruno Pereira, Zuzana Tatar, Anne Tournadre, Anna Moltó, Maxime Dougados, Martin Soubrier
BACKGROUND: Investigate the prevalence and risk factors of low bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with axial spondyloarthritis as well as investigating the prevalence of vertebral fractures. METHODS: Patients underwent BMD measurements with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in the anterior-posterior lumbar spine, lateral spine and hip. We screened for vertebral fractures using vertebral fracture assessment, and then checked for syndesmophytes on the VFA images...
August 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790806/perceptions-of-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-on-the-impact-on-daily-life-and-satisfaction-with-their-medications-rheu-life-a-survey-to-patients-treated-with-subcutaneous-biological-products
#20
Carlos M González, Loreto Carmona, Javier de Toro, Enrique Batlle-Gualda, Antonio I Torralba, María J Arteaga, Luis Cea-Calvo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of patients with rheumatic diseases treated with subcutaneous (SC) biological drugs on the impact on daily life and satisfaction with current therapy, including preferred attributes. METHODS: A survey was developed ad hoc by four rheumatologists and three patients, including Likert questions on the impact of disease and treatment on daily life and preferred attributes of treatment. Rheumatologists from 50 participating centers were instructed to handout the survey to 20 consecutive patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), axial spondyloarthritis (ax-SpA), or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) receiving SC biological drugs...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
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