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Sayam Dubash, Dennis McGonagle, Helena Marzo-Ortega
Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is a chronic inflammatory condition that encompasses ankylosing spondylitis (AS) as well as non-radiographic axial disease (nr-axSpA) and can lead to chronic pain, structural damage and disability. The introduction of tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) drugs for AS heralded a new era of drug therapeutics for what was previously a largely untreatable disease. This has now been expanded with the licensing of secukinumab, an interleukin 17A (IL-17A) inhibitor for the treatment of AS...
March 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
Janneke J de Winter, Marleen G van de Sande, Niklas Baerlecken, Inger Berg, Roberta Ramonda, Désirée van der Heijde, Floris A van Gaalen, Torsten Witte, Dominique L Baeten
BACKGROUND: Anti-CD74 IgG antibodies are reported to be elevated in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). This study assessed the diagnostic value of anti-CD74 antibodies in patients with early axSpA. METHODS: Anti-CD74 IgG and IgA antibodies were first measured in an exploratory cohort of patients with radiographic axSpA (138 patients with ankylosing spondyloarthritis (AS)) and 57 healthy controls and then were measured in patients with early axSpA (n = 274) and with non-SpA chronic back pain (CBP) (n = 319), participating in the spondyloarthritis caught early (SPACE) prospective cohort study of patients under 45 years old with early back pain (for ≥ 3 months, but ≤ 2 years)...
March 1, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
A Burssens, E Van Herzele, T Leenders, S Clockaerts, K Buedts, G Vandeputte, J Victor
BACKGROUND: The normal hindfoot angle is estimated between 2° and 6° of valgus in the general population. These results are solely based on clinical findings and plain radiographs. The purpose of this study is to assess the hindfoot alignment using weightbear CT. METHODS: Forty-eight patients, mean age of 39.6±13.2 years, with clinical and radiological absence of hindfoot pathology were included. A weightbear CT was obtained and allowed to measure the anatomical tibia axis (TAx) and the hindfoot alignment (HA)...
February 16, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Philip J Mease, Désirée van der Heijde, Chitra Karki, Jacqueline B Palmer, Mei Liu, Renganayaki Pandurengan, Yujin Park, Jeffrey D Greenberg
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) in the United States. METHODS: Demographics, clinical characteristics, patient-reported outcomes, and treatment characteristics of patients with AS and nr-axSpA were assessed at the time of enrollment in the Corrona Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondyloarthritis Registry. AS was defined as patients who fulfilled the 1984 modified New York criteria for AS; nr-axSpA was defined as all other patients with axSpA who did not fulfill the radiologic criterion...
February 6, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
Arjang Ahmadpour, Amir Goodarzi, Darrin J Lee, Ripul R Panchal, Kee D Kim
While management of appendicular fractures has been well described in the setting of osteopetrosis, there is limited information on managing fractures of the axial spine. Here we present an osteopetrotic patient with multiple traumatic multiple, comminuted, unstable cervical spinal fractures managed with non-operative stabilization, and provide a review of the pathophysiology, genetic characteristics, and special considerations that must be explored when determining operative versus non-operative management of spinal injury in osteopetrosis...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Research
Julien Clément, Jaques A de Guise, Alexandre Fuentes, Nicola Hagemeister
BACKGROUND: Rigid attachment systems are one of the methods used to compensate for soft tissue artifact (STA) inherent in joint motion analyses. RESEARCH QUESTION: The goal of this study was to quantify STA of an exoskeleton design to reduce STA at the knee, and to assess the accuracy of 3D knee kinematics recorded with the exoskeleton in non-obese and obese subjects during quasi-static weight-bearing squatting activity using biplane radiography. METHODS: Nine non-obese and eight obese subjects were recruited...
January 12, 2018: Gait & Posture
Alison Wadeley, Emily Clarke, Shaaron Leverment, Raj Sengupta
The study aims were to assess the prevalence of good or poor sleep in a cohort of axial spondyloarthritis patients and to investigate its correlation with a range of objectively and subjectively measured variables in order to develop a model for distinguishing good from poor sleepers. Five hundred ninety-eight patients with ankylosing spondylitis and 61 with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis completed the Jenkins Sleep Evaluation Questionnaire. Measures of disease activity, mobility, function, mood, fatigue, quality of life, work productivity, night-time pain and general health were gathered...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Sabrina Yesmin, Syed Jamil Abdal, Aminur Rahman, Md Nazrul Islam, Alamgir Mustak Ahammad, Shamim Ahmed, Md Abu Shahin, Minhaj Rahim Chowdhury, Syed Atiqul Haq
AIM: Inflammatory back pain (IBP) is the earliest symptom of axial and other forms of spondyloarthritis (SpA). However, there are no published data on prevalence of IBP among patients suffering from chronic low back pain (CLBP) in Bangladesh. In this study, we estimated the prevalence of IBP and the subtypes of SpA in a tertiary hospital in Bangladesh. METHODS: This 1 year cross-sectional study was conducted among 240 CLBP patients in a rheumatology outpatient clinic...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Désirée van der Heijde, Xenofon Baraliakos, Kay-Geert A Hermann, Robert B M Landewé, Pedro M Machado, Walter P Maksymowych, Owen R Davies, Natasha de Peyrecave, Bengt Hoepken, Lars Bauer, Tommi Nurminen, Juergen Braun
OBJECTIVES: To report 4-year imaging outcomes in the RAPID-axSpA (NCT01087762) study of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), treated with certolizumab pegol (CZP). METHODS: This phase III, randomised trial was placebo-controlled and double-blind to week 24, dose-blind to week 48 and open-label to week 204. Patients fulfilling the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) axSpA criteria with active disease were stratified (AS/nr-axSpA) according to the modified New York (mNY) criteria at randomisation...
January 17, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Kemal Erol, Kevser Gok, Gizem Cengiz, Gamze Kilic, Erkan Kilic, Salih Ozgocmen
OBJECTIVE: Although the prevalence of peripheral and extra-articular disease in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) has been assessed in many studies, data on non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) is scanty. The aim of this study was first, to compare radiographic-axSpA/AS (r-axSpA/AS) and nr-axSpA concerning peripheral arthritis and extra-articular manifestations (EAMs), and second, to assess potential differences between patient subgroups with or without EAMs regarding disease burden...
January 16, 2018: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Fernanda Genre, Javier Rueda-Gotor, Sara Remuzgo-Martínez, Alfonso Corrales, Begoña Ubilla, Verónica Mijares, Carlos Fernández-Díaz, Virginia Portilla, Ricardo Blanco, José Luis Hernández, Javier Llorca, Raquel López-Mejías, Miguel Angel González-Gay
OBJECTIVES: Due to the high incidence of cardiovascular disease in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), the search of potential biomarkers that may help to identify patients with high cardiovascular risk is of main importance. Therefore, in this study we assessed the implication of osteoprotegerin (OPG) and sclerostin (SCL), two biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease and bone metabolism, in the clinical spectrum and atherosclerotic disease of patients with axSpA. METHODS: OPG and SCL serum levels were determined in 163 axSpA Spanish patients (119 ankylosing spondylitis and 44 non-radiographic axSpA) and 63 healthy controls by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
December 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Bartłomiej Kordasiewicz, Maciej Kicinski, Konrad Małachowski, Janusz Wieczorek, Sławomir Chaberek, Stanisław Pomianowski
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to evaluate and to compare the radiological parameters after arthroscopic and open Latarjet technique via evaluation of computed tomography (CT) scans. Our hypothesis was that the radiological results after arthroscopic stabilisation remained in the proximity of those results achieved after open stabilisation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: CT scan evaluation results of patients after primary Latarjet procedure were analysed...
January 4, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Sen Wang, Qian He, Zongwen Shuai
The objective of the study is to quantitatively assess the risk of serious infections in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) treated by biologics enrolled in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). A systematic literature searches of MEDLINE (via PubMed), EMBASE, the Cochrane Library and abstracts archives of the annual scientific meetings of both the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) was conducted through October 2015...
December 30, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
Michele Maria Luchetti, Devis Benfaremo, Armando Gabrielli
BACKGROUND: Biologic drugs, introduced in clinical practice almost twenty years ago, represent nowadays a prominent treatment option in patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis, that include ankylosing spondylitis and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. METHODS: Several compounds targeting different pathways have been marketed and approved for the treatment of inflammatory arthritis, with a significant impact on the clinical outcomes and the natural history of the diseases...
December 26, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Hans Gollwitzer, Ingo J Banke, Johannes Schauwecker, Ludger Gerdesmeyer, Christian Suren
Ischiofemoral impingement (IFI) is a rare cause of hip pain defined by a narrowing of the space between the lateral aspect of the os ischium and the lesser trochanter of the femur. Several underlying anatomic, functional and iatrogenic pathologies have been identified for symptomatic IFI in native hip joints and after total hip arthroplasty. Clinical symptoms vary but most commonly consist of pain of the lower buttock and groin including the inner thigh, and a snapping or clunking phenomenon is often reported...
December 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
Kevin M Smith, Brayden J Gerrie, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris
PURPOSE: To determine if a significant difference existed among alpha angle measurements between 4 imaging techniques, axial oblique CT and MRI, Dunn 45° and Dunn 90° plain radiographs, in patients with symptomatic cam femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tear. METHODS: A single-surgeon prospective radiographic analysis of consecutive non-arthritic and non-dysplastic patients with symptomatic FAI and labral tears who underwent surgery was performed. Alpha angle was measured using standard techniques as described by Nötzli...
December 4, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
Xenofon Baraliakos
Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) covers the stage of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) and classic ankylosing spondylitis. The pathognomonic findings of axSpA are mainly inflammatory and osteoproliferative changes in the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) and the spine. Various imaging techniques are being used in daily practice for assessment of disease-specific changes, such as periarticular bone marrow edema, erosions, sclerosis, fat metaplasia and ankylosis in the SIJ or spondylitis, spondylodiscitis, facet joint involvement, or syndesmophytes in the spine of patients with axSpA...
November 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Rhonda Bohn, Maureen Cooney, Atul Deodhar, Jeffrey R Curtis, Amanda Golembesky
OBJECTIVES: The incidence and prevalence of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), including ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic (nr-)axSpA, have been investigated in multiple populations, though there is a paucity of population-level data. Here, we identify population-based studies in AS and nr-axSpA, and describe the methodologic challenges in conducting these, outlining potential reasons for disparate incidence and prevalence estimates. METHODS: PubMed and Embase were searched for population-based studies providing incidence and prevalence rates, published in English from 1 Jan 2000-30 Jun 2015...
November 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Hideaki Kamochi, Ataru Sunaga, Daekwan Chi, Rintaro Asahi, Shiho Nakagawa, Masanori Mori, Hirokazu Uda, Shunji Sarukawa, Yasushi Sugawara, Kotaro Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: Although the charting of normal intracranial volume (ICV) is fundamental for managing craniosynostosis, Asian norms in this regard are unknown. The purpose of this study was to establish a growth curve for ICVs in a large series of normal Asian children, providing reference values to guide corrective surgery. METHODS: A total of 124 normal children (male, 63; female, 61) and 41 children diagnosed with craniosynostoses were analyzed. Patients aged 0-8 years presenting to the emergency room and subjected to computed tomography (CT) for head trauma served as the reference cohort...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Walter P Maksymowych, Stephanie Wichuk, Maxime Dougados, Heather E Jones, Ron Pedersen, Annette Szumski, Lisa Marshall, Jack F Bukowski, Robert G Lambert
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact on structural lesions observed on MRI in the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) at 12 weeks in patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) receiving etanercept or placebo in EMBARK (Effect of Etanercept on Symptoms and Objective Inflammation in nr-axSpA, a 104 week study). METHODS: Patients were randomised to double-blind etanercept 50 mg/week or placebo for 12 weeks. Structural lesions at baseline and 12 weeks were scored by two independent readers using the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) SIJ structural score (SSS) on T1-weighted MRI...
January 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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