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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441949/-it-s-so-hard-taking-pills-when-you-don-t-know-what-they-re-for-a-qualitative-study-of-patients-medicine-taking-behaviours-and-conceptualisation-of-medicines-in-the-context-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Boitshoko Kobue, Shirra Moch, Jennifer Watermeyer
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic illnesses are often required to take lifelong medication to alleviate symptoms and prevent disease progression. Many patients find it difficult to adhere to prescribed medication for various reasons, some of which may link to the way they conceptualise medicines and understand their illness and treatment. This study explores the medicine taking behaviours of patients presenting with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease...
April 26, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440680/efficacy-and-safety-of-baricitinib-in-japanese-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-52-week-randomized-single-blind-extension-study
#2
Yoshiya Tanaka, Taeko Ishii, Zhihong Cai, Douglas Schlichting, Terence Rooney, William Macias
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of long-term (64 weeks; 52-week extension of a 12-week study) baricitinib treatment in Japanese patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) despite methotrexate therapy. METHODS: Patients (N = 145) with active RA were randomized to placebo, 1mg, 2mg, 4mg, or 8mg baricitinib for the first 12 weeks. During the 52-week extension period, patients on 4mg or 8mg baricitinib remained on the same dose and all other patients were re-randomized to 4mg or 8mg baricitinib...
April 25, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437514/a-retrospective-study-on-possible-predictive-factors-for-long-term-temporomandibular-joint-degeneration-and-impaired-mobility-in-juvenile-arthritis-patients
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Stanimira I Kalaykova, Adriaan T Klitsie, Corine M Visscher, Machiel Naeije, Frank Lobbezoo
AIMS: To determine possible predictive factors for long-term temporomandibular joint (TMJ) degeneration and dysfunction in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients. METHODS: A total of 94 patients (77% female) who had received a JIA diagnosis in an outpatient rheumatology clinic from 1993 to 1994 at a mean ± standard deviation age of 8.3 ± 4.53 years were included in the study. At inclusion, TMJ status regarding condylar degeneration was assessed orthopantomographically and given a Rohlin and Petersson score of 0 or ≥ 1...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437291/behcet-disease-initially-presenting-as-deep-venous-thrombosis-a-case-report
#4
Arun Gurunathan, David Teachey, Kudakwashe R Chikwava, Char Witmer, Ami V Desai
Behcet disease is a potentially life-threatening multisystemic vasculitis with thrombotic tendency. Mucocutaneous ulcers, arthritis, and uveitis are the most recognizable features, but may be absent at the time of medical evaluation. We report a case in which a 8-year old patient presented with spontaneous bilateral lower extremity deep venous thromboses, and screening for rheumatologic symptoms led to diagnosing Behcet. This case demonstrates that deep venous thromboses can be the initial event bringing a patient with Behcet to medical attention, highlighting the importance of screening for underlying rheumatologic diseases in pediatric patients who present with unprovoked thrombosis...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435230/persistence-with-golimumab-in-immune-mediated-rheumatic-diseases-a-systematic-review-of-real-world-evidence-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-axial-spondyloarthritis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
#5
REVIEW
Axel Svedbom, Chiara Storck, Sumesh Kachroo, Marinella Govoni, Ahmed Khalifa
PURPOSE: In immune-mediated rheumatic diseases (IMRDs), persistence to treatment may be used as a surrogate marker for long-term treatment success. In previous comparisons of persistence to tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors (TNFis), a paucity of data for subcutaneous (SC) golimumab was identified. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of persistence to SC golimumab in clinical practice and contextualize these data with five-year persistence estimates from long-term open-label extension (OLE) trials of SC TNFis in IMRDs...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434436/treatment-options-for-gout
#6
Bettina Engel, Johannes Just, Markus Bleckwenn, Klaus Weckbecker
BACKGROUND: 1-2% of adults in Germany suffer from gout. Gout is one of the few rheumatological diseases that can be cured. It arises through the deposition of uric acid crystals in joints as a result of hyperuricemia. Painful redness and swelling of the affected joints are typical findings. Multiple pertinent guidelines and treatment recommendations have been published, but there is reason to believe that patients with gout are not always treated accordingly. METHODS: This review is based on relevant publications from the years 2000-2016 that were retrieved by a selective search in the Cochrane and PubMed databases...
March 31, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424093/a-survey-of-national-and-multi-national-registries-and-cohort-studies-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-challenges-and-opportunities
#7
Timothy Beukelman, Janneke Anink, Lillemor Berntson, Ciaran Duffy, Justine A Ellis, Mia Glerup, Jaime Guzman, Gerd Horneff, Lianne Kearsley-Fleet, Ariane Klein, Jens Klotsche, Bo Magnusson, Kirsten Minden, Jane E Munro, Martina Niewerth, Ellen Nordal, Nicolino Ruperto, Maria Jose Santos, Laura E Schanberg, Wendy Thomson, Lisette van Suijlekom-Smit, Nico Wulffraat, Kimme Hyrich
BACKGROUND: To characterize the existing national and multi-national registries and cohort studies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and identify differences as well as areas of potential future collaboration. METHODS: We surveyed investigators from North America, Europe, and Australia about existing JIA cohort studies and registries. We excluded cross-sectional studies. We captured information about study design, duration, location, inclusion criteria, data elements and collection methods...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420491/telemedicine-for-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-systematic-review-and-proposal-for-research-agenda
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REVIEW
Matteo Piga, Ignazio Cangemi, Alessandro Mathieu, Alberto Cauli
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the scientific literature regarding tele-rheumatology and draw conclusions about feasibility, effectiveness, and patient satisfaction. METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane database searches were performed (April 2016) using relevant MeSH and keyword terms for telemedicine and rheumatic diseases. Articles were selected if reporting outcomes for feasibility, effectiveness, and patient satisfaction and methodologically appraised using the Cochrane Collaboration's tool for assessing risk of bias and a modified version of CONSORT 2010 Statement...
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417529/cardiovascular-risk-management-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-large-gap-to-close
#9
Karim Ladak, Jomana Hashim, Matthew Clifford-Rashotte, Vikas Tandon, Mark Matsos, Ameen Patel
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) portends significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We therefore determined how often rheumatologists screened for and managed cardiovascular risk factors in RA patients, and the barriers to doing so. METHODS: We examined 300 patient charts from 10 university-affiliated rheumatology practices, to ascertain if they had been screened, treated and/or referred over a 3-year period. We subsequently distributed a national survey to Canadian rheumatologists to elucidate challenges in performing optimal cardiovascular risk modification...
April 18, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416023/the-new-childhood-arthritis-and-rheumatology-research-alliance-carra-registry-design-rationale-and-characteristics-of-patients-enrolled-in-the-first-12%C3%A2-months
#10
Timothy Beukelman, Yukiko Kimura, Norman T Ilowite, Kelly Mieszkalski, Marc D Natter, Grendel Burrell, Brian Best, Jason Jones, Laura E Schanberg
BACKGROUND: Herein we describe the history, design, and rationale of the new Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry and present the characteristics of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) enrolled in the first 12 months of operation. METHODS: The CARRA Registry began prospectively collecting data in the United States and Canada in July 2015 to evaluate the safety of therapeutic agents in persons with childhood-onset rheumatic disease, initially restricted to JIA...
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415924/an-assessment-of-the-current-treatment-landscape-for-rheumatology-patients-in-qatar-recognising-unmet-needs-and-moving-towards-solutions
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Samar Al Emadi, Mohammed Hammoudeh, Mohamed Mounir, Ruediger B Mueller, Alvin F Wells, Housam Aldeen Sarakbi
Objective This study assessed the mode of application (oral, intravenous or subcutaneous (SC)) currently employed in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in patients from Qatar in comparison with patients' individual preferences for the mode of application of their treatment. Methods This study included 294 RA patients visiting three clinics at the main referral hospital in Qatar who were interviewed using a standard questionnaire to determine their preference of mode of application for their disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) treatment in relation to their currently employed mode of application...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413615/mean-platelet-volume-mpv-as-an-indicator-of-%C3%A2-disease-activity-and-severity-in-lupus
#12
Abidullah Khan, Iqbal Haider, Maimoona Ayub, Salman Khan
Background: Amongst the different clinical and laboratory parameters used to monitor disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), mean platelet volume (MPV) is a novel biomarker. Although MPV has been studied in other rheumatological conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, its role in adult SLE needs to be defined, especially in Pakistan. Methods: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of MPV as a biomarker of disease activity in SLE. Fifty patients were recruited through a consecutive non-probability sampling technique for this cross-sectional study...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412712/antitumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-therapy-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-three-cases-and-a-systematic-literature-review
#13
Amir Bieber, Abdallah Fawaz, Irena Novofastovski, Reuven Mader
OBJECTIVE: Antitumor necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF-α) therapy is the most prescribed biologic agent therapy in rheumatology and gastroenterology. However, a number of serious side effects have been reported with these drugs. Only a handful of cases of new-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), mostly in children diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), have been reported during anti-TNF-α therapy. We present 3 cases of adult IBD following anti-TNF-α therapy and a literature review on this topic...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412710/triple-oral-therapy-versus-antitumor-necrosis-factor-plus-methotrexate-mtx-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-inadequate-response-to-mtx-a-systematic-literature-review
#14
Julia Mary, Michel De Bandt, Cédric Lukas, Jacques Morel, Bernard Combe
OBJECTIVE: For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have an inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX), the relative effectiveness of the combination of conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) compared with the combination of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and MTX, as second-line therapy, is uncertain. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and tolerance of triple oral DMARD therapy versus anti-TNF agents associated with MTX in patients with RA after MTX failure...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412709/the-association-of-low-income-with-functional-status-and-disease-burden-in-german-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-a-cross-sectional-questionnaire-survey-based-on-claims-data
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Johanna Callhoff, Andres Luque Ramos, Angela Zink, Falk Hoffmann, Katinka Albrecht
OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of income on self-reported disease and work productivity outcomes. METHODS: Persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis (International Classification of Diseases, 10th ed. codes M05/M06) on health insurance claims data in at least 2 quarters of 2013 were randomly selected. They were mailed questionnaires covering RA diagnosis, household income, functional capacity [Hannover functional status questionnaire (FFbH), 0-100], RA Impact of Disease questionnaire (RAID; 0-10), self-reported swollen joint count (SJC; 0-48), tender joint count (TJC; 0-50), and effect of RA on work productivity (change of work, fewer working hours, sick leave, application for disability pension, and others)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410817/medication-adherence-and-persistence-over-time-with-self-administered-tnf-alpha-inhibitors-among-young-adult-middle-aged-and-older-patients-with-rheumatologic-conditions
#16
Gregory S Calip, Sruthi Adimadhyam, Shan Xing, Julian C Rincon, Wan-Ju Lee, Rebekah H Anguiano
OBJECTIVE: Self-injectable TNF inhibitors are increasingly used early in the chronic treatment of moderate to severe rheumatologic conditions. We estimated medication adherence/persistence over time following initiation in young adult and older adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients aged 18+ years newly initiating etanercept, adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, or golimumab using the Truven Health MarketScan Database between 2009 and 2013...
March 21, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410093/race-income-and-disease-outcomes-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis
#17
Kathryn Phillippi, Mark Hoeltzel, Angela Byun Robinson, Susan Kim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationships among race, income, and disease outcomes in children with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). STUDY DESIGN: Data from 438 subjects with JDM enrolled in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Legacy Registry were analyzed. Demographic data included age, sex, race, annual family income, and insurance status. Clinical outcomes included muscle strength, presence of rash, calcinosis, weakness, physical function, and quality of life measures...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410044/tackling-comorbidity-associated-with-rheumatic-diseases-in-standard-practice
#18
Deborah Palmer, Yasser El Miedany
In spite of the dramatic improvement of the long-term prognosis of inflammatory arthritic conditions, patients living with arthritis remain more likely to have a shorter lifespan in contrast to the age-matched population without arthritis. This high incidence of morbidity-mortality has been attributed to an increased prevalence of comorbidities, particularly cardiovascular disease, infections, and the development of malignant space-occupying lesions. In spite of the published guidelines highlighting the importance of comorbidity assessment and management, implementing these recommendations in standard clinical practice remains a challenge for the treating rheumatologists and rheumatology nurse specialists...
April 13, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408110/evaluation-of-the-activity-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-clinical-practice-agreement-between-self-rated%C3%A2-clinimetric%C3%A2-evaluation-and-clinical-evaluation-with-activity-indexes-das28-cdai-and-sdai
#19
Gabriel Horta-Baas, Arturo Pérez Bolde-Hernández, María Fernanda Hernández-Cabrera, Imelda Vergara-Sánchez, María Del Socorro Romero-Figueroa
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: To achieve control of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) it is necessary to be able to evaluate its activity. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) recommends for this purpose indexes of activity that can be performed by the patient (PAS-II and RAPID-3) and IA including medical evaluation with laboratory studies (DAS28 and SDAI) or without them (CDAI). The objective was to analyze the concordance between self-rated clinimetric evaluation and clinimetric evaluation performed by the physician...
April 10, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407841/cardiovascular-comorbidity-in-inflammatory-rheumatological-conditions
#20
Jürgen Braun, Klaus Krüger, Bernhard Manger, Matthias Schneider, Christof Specker, Hans Joachim Trappe
BACKGROUND: Approximately 1.5 million adults in Germany suffer from an inflammatory rheumatological condition. The most common among these are rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis-above all axial spondyloarthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis (Bekhterev's disease) and psoriatic arthritis. These systemic inflammatory diseases often affect the heart as well. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective literature search, on current European guidelines, and on the authors' clinical experience...
March 24, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
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