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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088207/cytokine-and-neuropeptide-levels-are-associated-with-pain-relief-in-patients-with-chronically-painful-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-pilot-study
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Jasvinder A Singh, Siamak Noorbaloochi, Keith L Knutson
BACKGROUND: There are few studies with an assessment of the levels of cytokines or neuropeptides as correlates of pain and pain relief in patients with painful joint diseases. Our objective was to assess whether improvements from baseline to 2-months in serum cytokine, chemokine and substance P levels were associated with clinically meaningful pain relief at 2-months post-injection in patients with painful total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: Using data from randomized trial of 60 TKAs, we assessed the association of change in cytokine/chemokine/Substance P levels with primary study outcome, clinically important improvement in Western Ontario McMaster Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain subscale at 2-months post-injection using Student's t-tests and Spearman's correlation coefficient (non-parametric)...
January 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087800/health-care-engagement-among-lgbt-older-adults-the-role-of-depression-diagnosis-and-symptomatology
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Chengshi Shiu, Hyun-Jun Kim, Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Optimal engagement in health care plays a critical role in the success of disease prevention and treatment, particularly for older adults who are often in greater need of health care services. However, to date, there is still limited knowledge about the relationship between depression and health care engagement among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study utilized data from Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, Sexuality/Gender Study, from the 2014 survey with 2,450 LGBT adults 50 years old and older...
February 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087412/pain-prediction-by-serum-biomarkers-of-bone-turnover-in-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis-an-observational-study-of-tracp5b-and-cathepsin-k-in-oa
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Lilian N Nwosu, Maximilian Allen, Laura Wyatt, Janet L Huebner, Victoria Chapman, David A Walsh, Virginia B Kraus
OBJECTIVES: To investigate serum biomarkers, tartrate resistant acid phosphatase 5b (TRAcP5b) and cathepsin K, indicative of osteoclastic bone resorption, and their relationship to pain and pain change in knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Sera and clinical data were collected from 129 people (97 with 3-year follow-up) with knee OA from the Prediction of Osteoarthritis Progression (POP) cohort. Knee OA-related outcomes in POP included: WOMAC pain, NHANES I (pain, aching and stiffness), subchondral sclerosis, and radiographically determined tibiofemoral and patellofemoral OA...
January 10, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087401/how-the-eucerd-joint-action-supported-initiatives-on-rare-diseases
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Stephen Lynn, Victoria Hedley, Antonio Atalaia, Teresinha Evangelista, Kate Bushby
Joint Actions are successful initiatives from the European Commission (EC) that have helped to raise awareness and to bring significant benefit to those suffering from a rare disease (RD). In this paper, we will focus on the activities developed by the EUCERD Joint Action (EJA) and by the Orphanet Joint Action ("Orphanet Europe"). EUCERD Joint Action was co-funded by the EC and the Member States between 2012 and 2015 to help to define the activities and policies in the field of Rare Diseases and foster exchange of experiences amongst Member States...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087283/benefits-of-using-the-ultrasonic-bonescalpel%C3%A2-in-temporomandibular-joint-reconstruction
#5
Rebeka Silva, Rishi Gupta, Gianluca Tartaglia, Stephen Connelly
PURPOSE: The main objective of this retrospective study is to analyze and report on our operative experiences and outcomes using the ultrasonic BoneScalpel™ (BoneScalpel) versus a conventional reciprocating saw (RecipSaw) for the purpose of completing the osteotomies in total temporomandibular joint reconstruction (TJR) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 23 consecutive patients presented with a diagnosis of either degenerative joint disease (n = 23), a failing autogenous TJR (n = 1), heterotrophic bone formation (n = 1) or a subcondylar fracture (n = 1) for a total of 26 joints that received a TJR...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086972/fatal-anaphylaxis-registries-data-support-changes-in-the-who-anaphylaxis-mortality-coding-rules
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Luciana Kase Tanno, F Estelle R Simons, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Moises A Calderon, Ségolène Aymé, Pascal Demoly
Anaphylaxis is defined as a severe life-threatening generalized or systemic hypersensitivity reaction. The difficulty of coding anaphylaxis fatalities under the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD) system is recognized as an important reason for under-notification of anaphylaxis deaths. On current death certificates, a limited number of ICD codes are valid as underlying causes of death, and death certificates do not include the word anaphylaxis per se. In this review, we provide evidences supporting the need for changes in WHO mortality coding rules and call for addition of anaphylaxis as an underlying cause of death on international death certificates...
January 13, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086960/the-relationship-between-synovitis-quantified-by-an-ultrasound-7-joint-inflammation-score-and-physical-disability-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cohort-study
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Jakub Závada, Petra Hánová, Jana Hurňáková, Lenka Szczuková, Michal Uher, Šárka Forejtová, Martin Klein, Herman Mann, Marta Olejárová, Olga Růžičková, Olga Šléglová, Karel Hejduk, Karel Pavelka
BACKGROUND: Restoring normal physical functioning is a major therapeutic aim in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is unknown, whether the extent of synovial inflammation quantified by musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) can predict current or future capacity for physical functioning. To answer this question we investigated the longitudinal relationship between physical function assessed by the health assessment questionnaire (HAQ) and the German 7-joint ultrasound score (US7S) in a prospective cohort of patients with RA...
January 13, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086918/atypical-monoarthritis-presentation-in-children-with-oligoarticular-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-case-series
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Natasha Lepore, Megan Cashin, Debra Bartley, Daniela Simona Ardelean
BACKGROUND: Oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (oligoJIA), the most common chronic inflammatory arthritis of childhood, usually involves the knees and ankles. Severe oligoJIA monoarthritis presenting in a joint other than knees and ankles, is rare. FINDINGS: We report four children who presented with severe isolated arthritis of the hip, wrist or elbow and were diagnosed with oligoJIA. All four were girls with a median age of 11.5 years. Those with hip arthritis also met the classification criteria for juvenile-onset spondylarthopathy...
January 13, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081211/development-and-validation-of-a-clinical-prediction-rule-for-bacteremia-among-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-in-outpatient-settings
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Sho Sasaki, Takeshi Hasegawa, Hiroo Kawarazaki, Atsushi Nomura, Daisuke Uchida, Takahiro Imaizumi, Masahide Furusho, Hiroki Nishiwaki, Shingo Fukuma, Yugo Shibagaki, Shunichi Fukuhara
BACKGROUND: To our knowledge, no reliable clinical prediction rule (CPR) for identifying bacteremia in hemodialysis (HD) patients has been established. The aim of this study was to develop a CPR for bacteremia in maintenance HD patients visiting the outpatient department. METHODS: This multicenter cohort study involved consecutive maintenance HD patients who visited the outpatient clinic or emergency room of seven Japanese institutions between August 2011 and July 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079986/establishment-of-an-in-vitro-3-d-model-for-cartilage-damage-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-ra
#10
Yvonne Peck, Li Ting Leom, Pei Fen Patricia Low, Dong-An Wang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that leads to progressive joint destruction. To further understand the process of rheumatoid cartilage damage, an in vitro model consisting of an interactive tri-culture of synovial fibroblasts (SFs), LPS-stimulated macrophages and a primary chondrocyte-based tissue engineered construct was established. The tissue engineered construct has a similar composition to human cartilage, which are rich in collagen type II and proteoglycans. Data generated from this model revealed that healthy chondrocytes were activated in the presence of SFs and macrophages...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079735/incidence-of-local-anesthetic-systemic-toxicity-in-orthopedic-patients-receiving-peripheral-nerve-blocks
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Eva E Mörwald, Nicole Zubizarreta, Crispiana Cozowicz, Jashvant Poeran, Stavros G Memtsoudis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Peripheral nerve blocks are increasingly used. However, despite low complication rates, concerns regarding local anesthetic systemic toxicity remain. Although recent studies suggest that this severe complication has decreased considerably, there is a paucity of data about it on a national level. We sought to elucidate the incidence of local anesthetic systemic toxicity on a national level and therefore provide guidance toward the need for preparedness in daily anesthetic practice...
January 9, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079512/long-term-treatment-response-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-starting-adalimumab-or-etanercept-with-or-without-concomitant-methotrexate
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Merel J l'Ami, Eva L Kneepkens, Michael T Nurmohamed, Charlotte L M Krieckaert, Ingrid M Visman, Gert-Jan Wolbink
OBJECTIVES: To observe long-term clinical response and drug survival in a prospective two-year cohort study in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients starting adalimumab or etanercept treatment, with or without methotrexate (MTX), after failure of conventional DMARD therapy, including MTX. METHODS: Disease activity score of 28 joints (DAS28) and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) were collected of 873 consecutive RA patients, treated with adalimumab or etanercept, prospectively at baseline, 4, 16, 28, 40, 52, 78 and 104 weeks of biological therapy...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079509/excellent-balance-skills-despite-active-and-inactive-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-unexpected-results-of-a-cross-sectional-study
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Josephine Merker, Matthias Hartmann, Florian Kreuzpointner, Ansgar Schwirtz, Johannes-Peter Haas
OBJECTIVES: Postural control (PC) is fundamental for human movements. Different factors, such as injuries or diseases, can adversely affect PC. The purpose of this study was to evaluate PC in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients with different disease activity levels in comparison to healthy peers. METHODS: JIA patients with active and inactive lower limb joints (n=36 each group) were examined. Both groups have been on medication and have had physiotherapy for at least 5 years...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079507/do-micrornas-have-a-key-epigenetic-role-in-osteoarthritis-and-in-mechanotransduction
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REVIEW
Anna De Palma, Sara Cheleschi, Nicola Antonio Pascarelli, Sara Tenti, Mauro Galeazzi, Antonella Fioravanti
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative disease affecting joint tissues. The pathogenesis of OA is complex and poorly understood, as well as the multiple factors contributing to its development and progression. Accumulating evidence has suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role as regulators of cartilage biology and in the pathogenesis of OA. It has been demonstrated that mechanical loading, important for the regulation of cartilage metabolism, affects miRNAs expression. Furthermore, miRNAs present in human plasma and in synovial fluid could represent promising biological markers for OA...
January 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078877/congenital-muscular-dystrophy-and-epilepsy-a-prospective-case-series-of-pediatric-patients
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G Vitaliti, P Pavone, C Romano, M Barbagallo, M Vecchio, C Ledda, R Lubrano, R Falsaperla
Congenital Muscular Dystrophies (CMDs) can be considered as a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by marked weakness, generalized hypotonia and joint contractures. They are divided into pure and classical forms, without ocular and cerebral involvement, and complex forms, which are associated with cerebral abnormalities. Seizures have rarely been described in the pure forms while they seem to occur more frequently in complex forms. The aim of our study was to evaluate the incidence of seizure in CMD...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078641/staple-line-leak-after-primary-sleeve-gastrectomy-risk-factors-and-mid-term-results-do-patients-still-benefit-from-the-weight-loss-procedure
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Frank Benedix, Oliver Poranzke, Daniele Adolf, Stephanie Wolff, Hans Lippert, Jörg Arend, Thomas Manger, Christine Stroh
BACKGROUND: Staple line leak after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) still represents the most feared complication. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there are factors that increase the risk for a leakage. Furthermore, we aimed to analyze the impact of a leak on weight change and resolution of comorbidities. METHODS: Since 2005, data from obese patients that undergo bariatric procedures in Germany are prospectively registered. For the current analysis, all adult subjects that had undergone primary LSG from 2005 to 2014 were considered...
January 11, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078432/-evidence-based-recommendations-for-diagnostics-and-treatment-of-gouty-arthritis-in-the-specialist-sector-s2e-guidelines-of-the-german-society-of-rheumatology-in-cooperation-with-the-awmf
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REVIEW
U Kiltz, R Alten, M Fleck, K Krüger, B Manger, U Müller-Ladner, H Nüsslein, M Reuss-Borst, A Schwarting, H Schulze-Koops, A K Tausche, J Braun
Due to the increasing prevalence of gout, particularly in old age, the disease is becoming of increasing importance in Germany. Gout is one of the most common forms of recurrent inflammatory arthritis and is induced by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in synovial fluid and other tissues. The principal goals of therapy in chronic gout are the symptomatic treatment of the acute joint inflammation and the causal treatment of the underlying metabolic cause, the hyperuricemia. Only a consistent and permanent reduction of the serum uric acid level ultimately results in an efficient avoidance of further gout attacks and therefore the prevention of structural damage...
January 11, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078396/a-genetic-method-to-enhance-the-accumulation-of-s-adenosylmethionine-in-yeast
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REVIEW
Muneyoshi Kanai, Masaki Mizunuma, Tsutomu Fujii, Haruyuki Iefuji
S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM) is a key component of sulphur amino acid metabolism in living organisms and is synthesised from methionine and adenosine triphosphate by methionine adenosyltransferase. This molecule serves as the main biological methyl donor due to its active methylthio ether group. Notably, SAM has shown beneficial effects in clinical trials for the treatment of alcoholic liver disease, depression and joint pain. Due to the high potential value of SAM, current research efforts are attempting to develop a more rapid, cost-effective and higher yielding SAM production method than the conventional production system...
January 11, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077518/th17-cytokine-responses-in-lyme-disease-correlate-with-borreliaburgdorferi-antibodies-during-early-infection-in-patients-with-erythema-migrans-and-with-autoantibodies-late-in-the-illness-in-patients-with-antibiotic-refractory-lyme-arthritis
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Klemen Strle, Katherine B Sulka, Annalisa Pianta, Jameson T Crowley, Sheila L Arvikar, Anthony Anselmo, Ruslan Sadreyev, Allen C Steere
BACKGROUND: Control of Lyme disease is attributed predominantly to innate and adaptive TH1 immune responses, whereas the role of TH17 responses is less clear. Here we characterized these inflammatory responses in patients with erythema migrans (EM) or Lyme arthritis (LA) to elucidate their role early and late in the infection. METHODS: Levels of 21 cytokines and chemokines, representative of innate, TH1, and TH17 immune responses, were assessed by Luminex in acute and convalescent sera from 91 EM patients, in serum and synovial fluid from 141 LA patients, and in serum from 57 healthy subjects...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077185/rapidly-progressive-mitral-valve-stenosis-in-patients-with-acromelic-dysplasia
#20
Gabriel Rama, Wendy K Chung, Christopher M Cunniff, Usha Krishnan
Acromelic dysplasias are a group of skeletal dysplasias characterised by short-limbed short stature with other distinctive phenotypic features including small hands and feet and stiff joints. Geleophysic dysplasia is an acromelic dysplasia that is associated with characteristic facial features, progressive cardiac valvular thickening, and tracheal stenosis. Owing to overlapping clinical features with other types of short-limbed skeletal dysplasias, it is important to make a precise diagnosis as they have different cardiac morbidity and mortality...
January 12, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
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