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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334721/efficacy-and-safety-of-tocilizumab-in-korean-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Han Joo Baek, Mie Jin Lim, Won Park, Sung Hwan Park, Seung-Cheol Shim, Dae-Hyun Yoo, Hyun Ah Kim, Soo Kon Lee, Yun Jong Lee, Young Eun Park, Hoon-Suk Cha, Yeong-Wook Song
Background/Aims: To investigate the efficacy and safety of tocilizumab (TCZ) humanized anti-interleukin-6 receptor monoclonal antibody, in Korean patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) refractory to conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) including methotrexate (MTX). Methods: The main study was a 24-week, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial that was followed by a 48-week, open-labeled, extension phase. TCZ (8 mg/kg) or placebo was intravenously administered every 4 weeks...
January 17, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333701/the-childhood-arthritis-rheumatology-research-alliance-consensus-treatment-plans-towards-comparative-effectiveness-in-the-pediatric-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Sarah Ringold, Peter A Nigrovic, Brian M Feldman, George A Tomlinson, Emily von Scheven, Carol A Wallace, Adam M Huber, Laura E Schanberg, Suzanne C Li, Pamela F Weiss, Robert C Fuhlbrigge, Esi M Morgan, Yukiko Kimura
The pediatric rheumatic diseases are a heterogeneous group of rare diseases, posing a number of challenges for the use of traditional clinical and translational research approaches. Innovative comparative effectiveness approaches are needed to efficiently study treatment approaches and disease outcomes. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) developed the consensus treatment plan (CTP) approach as a comparative effectiveness tool for research in pediatric rheumatology. CTPs are treatment strategies, developed by consensus methods among CARRA members, intended to reduce variation in treatment approaches, standardize outcome measurements, and allow for comparison of the effectiveness of different approaches with the goal of improving disease outcomes...
January 15, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330758/-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-and-multiple-myeloma
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REVIEW
M Schmalzing, H-P Tony, S Knop
In rheumatological practice monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a common incidental finding. Several rheumatic inflammatory diseases are known to have an elevated risk of MGUS, which can evolve into multiple myeloma or other lymphatic malignancies. The relevant definitions of disease entities are described, as well as algorithms for further diagnostic work-up and follow-up for monoclonal gammopathy, depending on the risk of progression. Therapeutic strategies against multiple myeloma are presented...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329602/abatacept-used-in-combination-with-non-methotrexate-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-a-descriptive-analysis-of-data-from-interventional-trials-and-the-real-world-setting
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Rieke Alten, Harald Burkhardt, Eugen Feist, Klaus Krüger, Juergen Rech, Andrea Rubbert-Roth, Reinhard E Voll, Yedid Elbez, Christiane Rauch
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) remains the anchor drug in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment, but is poorly tolerated or contraindicated in some patients. There is a wealth of data supporting the use of abatacept in combination with MTX, but data on alternative conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (csDMARD) combinations with abatacept are scarce. METHODS: In this post-hoc exploratory analysis, efficacy and safety data were extracted from abatacept RA studies in which combination with csDMARDs other than MTX was permitted: three interventional trials (ATTAIN, ASSURE, and ARRIVE) and one real-world study (ACTION)...
January 2, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327045/serial-in-office-intralesional-steroid-injections-in-airway-stenosis
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Caitlin Bertelsen, Hagit Shoffel-Havakuk, Karla O'Dell, Michael M Johns, Lindsay S Reder
Importance: Endoscopic dilation is the mainstay treatment strategy for subglottic and proximal tracheal stenosis (SGS/PTS). Its major limitation is restenosis requiring repeated surgery. Intralesional steroid injection (ISI) is a promising adjunctive treatment aimed at prolonging the effects of dilation. Objective: To evaluate the association of serial in-office ISI after endoscopic dilation with surgery-free interval (SFI) in adults with SGS/PTS. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective study of adults with SGS/PTS who underwent at least 2 consecutive in-office ISI at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, over a 3-year period was conducted...
January 11, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326278/an-update-on-the-management-of-gout
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Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis and its incidence in the UK has steadily increased from 1.5% in 1997 to 2.5% in 2012.1,2 It is characterised by deposition of monosodium urate crystals in joints and tissues and usually presents with intermittent painful attacks followed by long periods of remission.3 It has been suggested that the management of gout in the UK remains suboptimal.1 In 2004, we concluded that there was a woeful lack of evidence to guide treatment or prophylaxis for gout, particularly with regard to choice of drug or doses...
January 2018: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325956/rapid-onset-thoracic-myelopathy-due-to-an-epidural-sarcoid-like-lesion-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Michael A Galgano, Carlos R Goulart, Karen Chisholm, Melissa Hazen, Scellig Stone
Isolated intraspinal neurosarcoidosis is a rare clinical entity, with most reports describing intramedullary involvement in adults. We detail the case of a nine-year-old girl with rapid onset compressive myelopathy secondary to a thoracic epidural lesion. Although pathological diagnosis was challenging, a presumptive diagnosis of isolated extradural neurosarcoidosis was made in light of the patient's investigations and dramatic response to corticosteroids. Though less likely than neoplasia, rheumatologic processes such as inflammatory granulomatous disease warrant consideration in similar cases...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325764/self-management-model-in-the-scheduling-of-successive-appointments-in-rheumatology
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David Castro Corredor, José Luis Cuadra Díaz, Javier José Mateos Rodríguez, Joaquín Anino Fernández, María Dolores Mínguez Sánchez, Isabel María de Lara Simón, María Ángeles Tébar, Encarnación Añó, María Dolores Sanz, María Nieves Ballester
INTRODUCTION: The rheumatology service of Ciudad Real Hospital, located in an autonomous community of that same name that is nearly in the center of Spain, implemented a self-management model of successive appointments more than 10 years ago. Since then, the physicians of the department schedule follow-up visits for their patients depending on the disease, its course and ancillary tests. The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare the self-management model for successive appointments in the rheumatology service of Ciudad Real Hospital versus the model of external appointment management implemented in 8 of the hospital's 15 medical services...
January 8, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325599/are-we-there-yet-an-update-on-transitional-care-in-rheumatology
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EDITORIAL
Janet E McDonagh, Albert Farre
Significant progress has been made in the understanding of transitional care in rheumatology over the last few decades, yet universal implementation has not been realised and unmet needs continue to be reported. Possible explanations for this include lack of evidence as to which model is most effective; lack of attention to the multiple dimensions, stakeholders and systems involved in health transitions; and lack of consideration of the developmental appropriateness of transition interventions and the services/organisations/systems where such interventions are delivered...
January 11, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325582/urinary-angiostatin-cxcl4-and-vcam-1-as-biomarkers-of-lupus-nephritis
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Chi Chiu Mok, Samar Soliman, Ling Yin Ho, Fatma A Mohamed, Faten Ismail Mohamed, Chandra Mohan
BACKGROUND: The aim was to study urinary angiostatin, CXC chemokine ligand 4 (CXCL4) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) as biomarkers of renal disease in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHOD: Patients who fulfilled ≥ 4 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for SLE with active renal, active non-renal or inactive disease, and a group of healthy controls were studied. Urine samples were assayed for angiostatin, CXCL4 and VCAM-1 by ELISA, and normalized by creatinine...
January 11, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323836/segmental-arterial-mediolysis-an-unusual-case-mistaken-to-be-a-strangulated-hernia
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Russell D Japikse, James E Sevenson, Perry J Pickhardt, Michael D Repplinger
INTRODUCTION: Segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) is a rare nonatherosclerotic, noninflammatory vasculopathy causing arterial wall necrosis that leads to strictures, dissections, and aneurysms, particularly in medium-sized abdominal arteries. Awareness of SAM is important because, unlike vasculitides, immunosuppressive treatment may worsen the disease process. CASE: A 58-year-old man with multiple medical comorbidities presented with acute epigastric pain and a right incarcerated inguinal hernia that was interpreted as showing bowel strangulation on computed tomography...
August 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323342/paediatric-rheumatology-in-2017-child-centred-research-is-the-key-to-progress
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Michael W Beresford, Athimalaipet V Ramanan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2018: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322712/a-cross-sectional-study-of-cardiovascular-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-an-urban-indian-tertiary-care-centre-with-emphasis-on-2-d-echocardiography
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Seema Kini, Chetan Vekhande, Vikram Londhey
Background: Cardiovascular manifestations are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality in patients with SLE. A wide range of manifestations due to active lupus, like pericarditis, valvular affection, myocarditis, and less commonly pulmonary hypertension, are described. This study was undertaken to study cardiovascular manifestations in SLE, with a focus on echocardiography findings, in an urban Indian setting. Methodology: Fifty consecutive cases of SLE following up in the Rheumatology Clinic of TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable hospital, an Indian tertiary care hospital were studied...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322710/etiology-and-outcomes-of-lower-limb-ulcers-in-non-diabetic-patients-an-experience-from-government-hospital-in-western-india
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Yojana Gokhale, Amol Raut, Divya Kunal Lala, Rushabh Kothari, Lalana Kalekar, Amol Kamble
Aim: To study the Etiology and Outcomes of Lower Extremity Ulcer in Non- Diabetic Patients. Method: A total number of 40 patients were collected from Rheumatology services (Department of Medicine), Venous Clinic (Department of Surgery) and Dermatology Clinic (Department of Dermatology) of a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai over a period of 48 months from January 2013 to December 2016. The study included serial recruitment of lower limb ulcer fulfilling inclusion criteria...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322341/interstitial-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis-data-from-the-spanish-scleroderma-study-group
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D Sánchez-Cano, N Ortego-Centeno, J L Callejas, V Fonollosa Plá, R Ríos-Fernández, C Tolosa-Vilella, G Espinosa-Garriga, D Colunga-Argüelles, M V Egurbide-Arberas, M Rubio-Rivas, M Freire, J J Ríos-Blanco, L Trapiella-Martínez, M Rodríguez-Carballeira, A Marín-Ballvé, X Pla-Salas, C P Simeón-Aznar
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) in the setting of a large cohort of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients, and to analyse the differences according to the SSc subtype (following the modification of classification criteria of the American College of Rheumatology for SSc proposed by LeRoy and Medsger), factors are associated with moderate-to-severe impairment of lung function, as well as mortality and causes of death. METHODS: A descriptive study was performed, using the available data from the Spanish Scleroderma Study Group...
January 10, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320975/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-ulcerative-colitis-case-report
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H Elsayed Mansour, S G Arafa, W Abdelfatah Shehata
A 30-year-old female presented to the rheumatology outpatient clinic of the Internal Medicine Department, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, complaining of a large right leg ulcer consistent with pyoderma gangrenosum. There was history of recurrent attacks of bleeding per rectum of one-year duration. During hospitalization she noticed blurring of vision in the left eye with diffuse blackish discoloration of the feet and toes, consistent with small-vessel vasculitis. Colonoscopy with biopsy and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease-ulcerative colitis (IBD-UC)...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318948/a-comparative-clinical-study-of-temporomandibular-disorder-patients-in-the-otolaryngology-clinic-versus-a-rheumatology-clinic
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Kamal G Effat, Abeer Berty
Objective Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) may be associated with local or widespread symptoms, including pain. The aim of this study was to compare clinical features of TMD patients presenting to an otolaryngology clinic with TMD patients presenting to a rheumatology clinic. Methods The study included 107 patients in the otolaryngology setting and 103 patients in the rheumatology setting. A comparison between both groups was made regarding the clinical data. Results Patients in the otolaryngology setting featured more otological symptoms, compared with those in the rheumatology setting...
January 10, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317823/european-perspective-on-the-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-clinical-utility-of-tofacitinib
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REVIEW
Paweł Kawalec, Katarzyna Śladowska, Iwona Malinowska-Lipień, Tomasz Brzostek, Maria Kózka
Xeljanz® (tofacitinib) is an oral small-molecule inhibitor that reversibly inhibits Janus-activated kinase (JAK)-dependent cytokine signaling, thus reducing inflammation. As a result of these mechanisms, effects on the immune system such as a moderate decrease in the total lymphocyte count, a dose-dependent decrease in natural killer (NK) cell count, and an increase in B-cell count have been observed. Therefore, tofacitinib provides an innovative approach to modulating the immune and inflammatory responses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is especially important in individuals who do not respond to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors or show a loss of response over time...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317721/sex-differences-in-risk-factors-of-uncomplicated-colonic-diverticulosis-in-a-metropolitan-area-from-northern-china
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Fang Yang, Yanmin Zheng, Xihui Jiang, Zhengyan Su, Ya Wang, Lin Lin, Houning Lv, Jie Zhang, Jingwen Zhao, Bangmao Wang, Kui Jiang, Chao Sun
As the world's most populated and rapidly aging country, there is limited information on sex-related differences in factors regarding uncomplicated colonic diverticulosis in China. We aimed to investigate sex differences in individual risk factor in a northern metropolis. Patients with colonic diverticulosis who underwent indicated colonoscopy were queried with respect to medical history and demographic features. Demographic information, life style factors and co-morbidities were retrieved from a prospective dataset...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317406/response-to-performance-of-the-2017-european-league-against-rheumatism-american-college-of-rheumatology-classification-criteria-for-adult-and-juvenile-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies-in-clinical-practice-by-ho%C3%A4-evar-et-al
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