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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646319/presence-of-enthesopathy-in-patients-with-primary-sjogren-s-syndrome-ultrasonographic-study-of-a-local-cohort
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Sinem Sag, Mustafa Serdar Sag, Ibrahim Tekeoglu, Ayhan Kamanlı, Kemal Nas
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal findings in Sjögren's syndrome are arthralgia, arthritis, myalgia, myositis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. Enthesis zones are important in the formation of pain in the musculoskeletal system. Musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) may show subclinical enthesitis in the synovial joints and in the axial skeleton before joint swelling in inflammatory diseases characterized by arthritis. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to determine the presence of enthesopathy using the Madrid sonographic enthesitis index (MASEI) in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (PSS)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641551/nailfold-capillaroscopy-within-and-beyond-the-scope-of-connective-tissue-diseases
#2
Sevdalina Lambova, Ulf Müller-Ladner
Nailfold capillaroscopy is a noninvasive instrumental method for morphological analysis of the nutritive capillaries in the nailfold area. In rheumatology, it is a method of choice among instrumental modalities for differentiation of primary and secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) in rheumatic diseases. RP is a common diagnostic problem in rheumatology. Defining the proper diagnosis is a prerequisite for administration of the appropriate treatment. Thus, nailfold capillaroscopic examination is of crucial importance for the every-day practice of the rheumatologists and is currently gaining increasing attention...
June 14, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639002/risk-factors-of-flare-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-both-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-remission-a-retrospective-study-from-china
#3
Jingjing Han, Yan Geng, Xuerong Deng, Zhuoli Zhang
Ultrasonographic remission in addition to clinical remission is probably becoming a new target in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The current study aimed to investigate the risk factors of flare in RA patients who achieved both clinical and ultrasonographic remission. RA patients fulfilled both clinical remission and ultrasonographic remissions were retrospectively enrolled in this study. Baseline clinical, laboratory, and ultrasonographic data were collected. Durations of clinical remission before enrollment and medication strategy during follow-up were recorded...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638684/the-new-acr-eular-criteria-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-can-identify-patients-with-same-disease-activity-but-less-damage-by-ultrasound
#4
Sibel Zehra Aydın, Concepcion Castillo-Gallego, Jackie Nam, Jane Freeston, Sarah Horton, Richard J Wakefield, Paul Emery
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the ultrasound findings of patients fulfilling the 1987 ACR [OLD-rheumatoid arthritis (RA)] and the new ACR/EULAR (NEW-RA) classification criteria to examine the impact of the new criteria on disease characteristics, particularly disease duration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 2730 hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, and foot joints of 105 consecutive patients with inflammatory arthritis, i.e., 82 patients fulfilling the RA criteria (60 patients, OLD-RA; 22 patients, NEW-RA alone) and 23 patients with undifferentiated arthritis, were scanned using ultrasound...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634697/in-psoriatic-arthritis-dkk-1-and-pth-are-lower-than-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-healthy-controls
#5
Angelo Fassio, Luca Idolazzi, Ombretta Viapiana, Camilla Benini, Elisabetta Vantaggiato, Francesco Bertoldo, Maurizio Rossini, Davide Gatti
Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is characterized by bone erosive damage often associated with exuberant bone formation especially in enthesial sites. Dkk-1 and sclerostin are the main inhibitors of the WNT/β-catenin signaling pathway and play a key role in the regulation of both bone formation and resorption. We performed this study in order to compare the serum levels of the WNT-pathway regulators along with bone turnover markers (BTM) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) between three different groups: one group of female patients affected by PsA, one group of female patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and healthy female controls (HC)...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630236/european-evidence-based-recommendations-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-the-share-initiative
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Noortje Groot, Nienke de Graeff, Tadej Avcin, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Paul Brogan, Pavla Dolezalova, Brian Feldman, Isabelle Kone-Paut, Pekka Lahdenne, Stephen D Marks, Liza McCann, Seza Ozen, Clarissa Pilkington, Angelo Ravelli, Annet van Royen-Kerkhof, Yosef Uziel, Bas Vastert, Nico Wulffraat, Sylvia Kamphuis, Michael W Beresford
Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a rare, multisystem and potentially life-threatening autoimmune disorder with significant associated morbidity. Evidence-based guidelines are sparse and management is often based on clinical expertise. SHARE (Single Hub and Access point for paediatric Rheumatology in Europe) was launched to optimise and disseminate management regimens for children and young adults with rheumatic diseases like cSLE. Here, we provide evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of cSLE...
June 19, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622462/-determinants-of-perceived-health-non-improvement-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-favorable-treatment-outcomes
#7
M A H Oude Voshaar, L M M Steunebrink, E Taal, H E Vonkeman, T R Zijlstra, M A F J van de Laar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the association between achieving favorable clinical outcomes and patients' perceived change in overall health status after 12 months of treat to target (T2T) in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis and to identify determinants of subjective non-improvement. METHODS: Baseline and 12 month data of patients included in the Dutch Rheumatoid Arthritis Monitoring remission induction cohort study with at least a moderate EULAR response after 1 year were selected for analysis...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612740/eular-countries-unite-to-fight-rheumatic-diseases
#8
Rita Rubin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601838/are-dietary-vitamin-d-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-folate-associated-with-treatment-results-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-data-from-a-swedish-population-based-prospective-study
#9
Cecilia Lourdudoss, Alicja Wolk, Lena Nise, Lars Alfredsson, Ronald van Vollenhoven
BACKGROUND: Dietary intake of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids (FA) may be associated with superior response to antirheumatic treatments. In addition, dietary folate intake may be associated with worse response to methotrexate (MTX). The aim of this study was to investigate the association between dietary vitamin D, omega-3 FA, folate and treatment results of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: This prospective study was based on data from the Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis (EIRA) study, and included 727 patients with early RA from 10 hospitals in Sweden...
June 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601249/the-2010-acr-eular-criteria-are-not-sufficiently-accurate-in-the-early-identification-of-autoantibody-negative-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-leiden-eac-and-espoir-cohorts
#10
Debbie M Boeters, Cécile Gaujoux-Viala, Arnaud Constantin, Annette H M van der Helm-van Mil
OBJECTIVES: The 2010 ACR/EULAR criteria were derived to classify rheumatoid arthritis (RA) earlier in time. Previous studies indeed observed that the 2010 criteria were fulfilled earlier than the 1987 criteria. This study determined whether the 2010 criteria perform equally in early classification of autoantibody-positive and autoantibody-negative RA. METHODS: From the total Leiden-EAC (n = 3448) and ESPOIR (n = 813) RA patients who fulfilled the 1987 RA criteria at 1 year but not at presentation were selected (n = 463 and n = 53, respectively), as these patients were classified with delay with the 1987 criteria...
April 29, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600696/efficacy-and-safety-of-switching-from-innovator-rituximab-to-biosimilar-ct-p10-compared-with-continued-treatment-with-ct-p10-results-of-a-56-week-open-label-study-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#11
Won Park, Chang-Hee Suh, Seung Cheol Shim, Francisco Fidencio Cons Molina, Slawomir Jeka, Francisco G Medina-Rodriguez, Pawel Hrycaj, Piotr Wiland, Eun Young Lee, Pavel Shesternya, Volodymyr Kovalenko, Leysan Myasoutova, Marina Stanislav, Sebastiao Radominski, Mie Jin Lim, Jung-Yoon Choe, Sang Joon Lee, Sung Young Lee, Sung Hwan Kim, Dae Hyun Yoo
BACKGROUND: CT-P10 is a biosimilar candidate of innovator rituximab (RTX) that demonstrated a comparable clinical profile to RTX in a phase I randomized controlled trial (RCT) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01534884). OBJECTIVE: This open-label extension (OLE) study (NCT01873443) compared the efficacy and safety of CT-P10 in patients with RA who received CT-P10 from the outset (i.e., from the start of the RCT and also in the OLE; 'maintenance group') with those who received RTX during the RCT and switched to CT-P10 during the OLE ('switch group')...
June 9, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599656/transitional-care-for-rheumatic-conditions-in-europe-current-clinical-practice-and-available-resources
#12
Daniel Clemente, Leticia Leon, Helen Foster, Loreto Carmona, Kirsten Minden
OBJECTIVE: To assess European pediatric rheumatology providers' current clinical practices and resources used in the transition from child-centered to adult-oriented care. METHODS: European pediatric rheumatologists were invited to complete a 17-item anonymized e-survey assessing current transition practices, transition policy awareness, and needs in advance of the publication of EULAR/PReS recommendations on transition. RESULTS: The response rate was 121/276 (44%), including responses from 115 centers in 22 European Union countries...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591497/-anca-associated-vasculitides-at-mexico-city-s-metropolitan-eastern-area
#13
Hernando Cervera-Castillo, Francisco Blanco-Favela, Yolanda Floriberta Silva-López, Guadalupe Eugenia Paredez-Rivera, Verónica Torres-Caballero
BACKGROUND: The anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated (ANCA) vasculitides includes granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPW), Chrug-Strauss syndrome (CSS) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). Since it has low incidence in our field, there are a few published papers. The aim of this study was to report the clinical characteristics, activity and damage of these vasculitides in Mexico City's metropolitan eastern area. METHODS: We studied 28 cases with ANCA-associated vasculitis in the aforementioned area...
July 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585263/combined-interventional-sialendoscopy-and-intraductal-steroid-therapy-for-recurrent-sialadenitis-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-results-of-a-pilot-monocentric-trial
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Pasquale Capaccio, Pietro Canzi, Sara Torretta, Veronica Rossi, Marco Benazzo, Anna Bossi, Claudio Vitali, Lorenzo Cavagna, Lorenzo Pignataro
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of interventional sialendoscopy alone or combined with outpatient intraductal steroid irrigations in patients with sialoadenitis due to Sjögren's syndrome (SS). DESIGN: A pilot therapeutic study. SETTING: ENT Clinics, Universities of Milan and Pavia. STUDY POPULATION: We included 22 patients with SS of whom 12 underwent interventional sialendoscopy followed by intraductal steroid irrigations (group A), and 10 interventional sialendoscopy alone (group B)...
June 5, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578493/nailfold-videocapillaroscopy-results-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
Sinem Sag, Mustafa Serdar Sag, Ibrahim Tekeoglu, Ayhan Kamanli, Kemal Nas, Yıldıray Aydın
We aimed to analyse the nailfold capillaryscopy findings morphologically and examine their relationship with disease activity and demographic characteristics in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In accordance with the 2010 ACR/EULAR classification criteria, 201 patients diagnosed with Romatoiad artrit (RA) and 50 healthy controls were included. We analysed capillaroscopic abnormalities such asmegacapillaries, haemorrhages, ramifications and avascular areas in patients affected with rheumatoid arthritis. The findings in our study are as follows: in 45...
June 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572048/the-role-of-endothelial-cells-in-the-vasculopathy-of-systemic-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Y Mostmans, M Cutolo, C Giddelo, S Decuman, K Melsens, H Declercq, E Vandecasteele, F De Keyser, O Distler, J Gutermuth, V Smith
INTRODUCTION: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune connective tissue disorder characterized by fibroproliferative vasculopathy, immunological abnormalities and progressive fibrosis of multiple organs including the skin. In this study, all English speaking articles concerning the role of endothelial cells (ECs) in SSc vasculopathy and representing biomarkers are systematically reviewed and categorized according to endothelial cell (EC) (dys)function in SSc. METHODS: A sensitive search on behalf of the EULAR study group on microcirculation in Rheumatic Diseases was developed in Pubmed, The Cochrane Library and Web of Science to identify articles on SSc vasculopathy and the role of ECs using the following Mesh terms: (systemic sclerosis OR scleroderma) AND pathogenesis AND (endothelial cells OR marker)...
May 29, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564618/very-early-and-early-systemic-sclerosis-in-the-spanish-scleroderma-registry-rescle-cohort
#17
REVIEW
Luis Trapiella-Martínez, José Bernardino Díaz-López, Luis Caminal-Montero, Carles Tolosa-Vilella, Alfredo Guilléndel Castillo, Dolores Colunga-Argüelles, Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Nerea Iniesta-Arandia, María Jesús Castillo-Palma, Luis Sáez-Comet, María Victoria Egurbide-Arberas, Norberto Ortego-Centeno, Mayka Freire, Jose Antonio Vargas-Hitos, Juan José Ríos-Blanco, Jose Antonio Todolí-Parra, Mónica Rodríguez-Carballeira, Adela Marín-Ballvé, Antonio Javier Chamorro-Fernández, Xavier Pla-Salas, Ana Belén Madroñero-Vuelta, Manuel Ruiz-Muñóz, Vicent Fonollosa-Pla, Carmen Pilar Simeón-Aznar
OBJECTIVES: According to the existence of subclinical organ involvement pre-scleroderma should be divided into two subsets: very early and early disease. Pre-scleroderma patients included in the Spanish Scleroderma Registry (RESCLE) Cohort were reclassified into subsets. Differences were evaluated and the risk of progression to definite systemic sclerosis was estimated. METHODS: The characteristics of very early and early SSc patients were compared. A logistic regression model was used to determine the risk factors of progression...
May 28, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562155/challenges-of-implementing-fibromyalgia-treatment-guidelines-in-current-clinical-practice
#18
Lesley M Arnold, Daniel J Clauw
The current diagnostic and treatment pathway for patients with fibromyalgia (FM) is lengthy, complex, and characterized by multiple physician visits with an average 2-year wait until diagnosis. It is clear that effective identification and appropriate treatment of FM remain a challenge in current clinical practice. Ideally, FM management involves a multidisciplinary approach with the preferable patient pathway originating in primary care but supported by a range of health care providers, including referral to specialist care when necessary...
June 19, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555363/malnutrition-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-mortality-in-mexican-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-a-cohort-study
#19
María Pilar Cruz-Domínguez, Grettel García-Collinot, Miguel Angel Saavedra, Daniel H Montes-Cortes, Rubén Morales-Aguilar, Rosa Angélica Carranza-Muleiro, Olga L Vera-Lastra, Luis J Jara
Factors for mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc) vary in different cohorts around the world. Case-control study nested in a cohort. We included patients ≥16 years of age with SSc (ACR/EULAR 2013), from 2005 to 2015. Demographic and clinical variables and causes of mortality were recorded. We calculated Crude Mortality Rate (CMR), Standardized Mortality Ratio (SMR), and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was performed. A Cox proportional hazard (HR) regression analysis of the potential risk factors associated with mortality was also performed...
July 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545554/whipple-s-disease-mimicking-rheumatoid-arthritis-can-cause-misdiagnosis-and-treatment-failure
#20
Cornelia Glaser, Siegbert Rieg, Thorsten Wiech, Christine Scholz, Dominique Endres, Oliver Stich, Peter Hasselblatt, Walter Geißdörfer, Christian Bogdan, Annerose Serr, Georg Häcker, Reinhard E Voll, Jens Thiel, Nils Venhoff
BACKGROUND: Whipple's disease, a rare chronic infectious disorder caused by Tropheryma whipplei, may present with predominant joint manifestations mimicking rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A retrospective single-center cohort study of seven patients was performed. Clinical symptoms were assessed by review of medical charts and Whipple's disease was diagnosed by periodic-acid-Schiff-stain and/or Tropheryma whipplei-specific polymerase-chain-reaction. RESULTS: Median age at disease onset was 54 years, six patients were male...
May 25, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
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