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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918785/-algorithm-for-workup-of-acute-swollen-knee-without-previous-trauma
#1
Jens Olesen, Finn Elkjær Johannsen
Acute non-traumatic swelling of the knee is a common clinical challenge. The reason for the swelling has to be explored in order to give the correct treatment. This article gives an overview of possible diagnoses and suggests an algorithm for an approach to non-traumatic knee arthritis. Fundamental in the examination is a thorough patient anamnesis, which will help to differentiate between inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritis. If there is not an obvious degenerative reason for the knee effusion, a joint aspiration followed by synovial fluid white cell count (WCC), microscopy and/or culture will add valuable information...
September 18, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912428/il-37-is-associated-with-osteoarthritis-disease-activity-and-suppresses-proinflammatory-cytokines-production-in-synovial-cells
#2
Liping Ding, Xiaoping Hong, Baodong Sun, Qin Huang, Xiaoqi Wang, Xiaokai Liu, Lingyun Li, Zhong Huang, Dongzhou Liu
The objective of this study is to investigate the correlation between IL-37 level and osteoarthritis activity and to determine the anti-inflammatory effects of IL-37 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and synovial cells (SCs) from osteoarthritis (OA) patients, which including 32 patients with erosive inflammatory OA (EIOA) and 40 patients with primary generalized OA (PGOA), 40 age and sex matched healthy volunteers were recruited as healthy controls (HCs). The protein and relative mRNA levels of IL-37 were significant increased in the blood of EIOA patients compared with those of PGOA patients and HCs...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901397/beneficial-effect-of-20%C3%A2-hydroxyecdysone-exerted-by-modulating-antioxidants-and-inflammatory-cytokine-levels-in-collagen%C3%A2-induced-arthritis-a-model-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#3
You Sun, De-Li Zhao, Zi-Xuan Liu, Xue-Hui Sun, Yang Li
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by an elevated synovial inflammatory response, with destruction or erosion of articular cartilage in major joints. The aim of the present study was to examine whether 20‑hydroxyecdysone (HES) is able to ameliorate oxidative stress and inflammatory responses in a collagen‑induced rheumatoid arthritis (CIA) rat model. A total of 40 healthy male rats were selected arbitrarily and separated into four groups. Rats treated with saline served as a control (group I), rats subjected to CIA induction by intradermal injection of bovine collagen II type served as the induced group (group II), while rats induced with CIA and administered with 10 and 20 mg/kg bodyweight HES for 28 days served as treatment groups (groups III and IV)...
August 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894708/hepatic-proteins-and-inflammatory-markers-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#4
Manel Ben-Hadj-Mohamed, Souhir Khelil, Mokhles Ben Dbibis, Latifa Khlifi, Hend Chahed, Salima Ferchichi, Elyes Bouajina, Abdelhédi Miled
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic disease that causes chronic synovial inflammation eventually leading to joint destruction and disability. The aim of this study was to determine the variations of hepatic proteins, myeloperoxidase, and iron in rheumatoid arthritis Tunisian patients and their implications in inflammation and in iron metabolism. METHODS: Overall, 172 patients from the Rheumatology Department of the University Hospital "Farhat Hached", Sousse-Tunisia between 2011 and 2012, with rheumatoid arthritis (97...
August 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875126/postoperative-deep-shoulder-infections-following-rotator-cuff-repair
#5
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Kivanc Atesok, Peter MacDonald, Jeff Leiter, Sheila McRae, Greg Stranges, Jason Old
Rotator cuff repair (RCR) is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in orthopaedic surgery. The reported incidence of deep soft-tissue infections after RCR ranges between 0.3% and 1.9%. Deep shoulder infection after RCR appears uncommon, but the actual incidence may be higher as many cases may go unreported. Clinical presentation may include increasing shoulder pain and stiffness, high temperature, local erythema, swelling, warmth, and fibrinous exudate. Generalized fatigue and signs of sepsis may be present in severe cases...
August 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871338/comparison-of-the-effectiveness-on-intra-articular-and-subcutaneous-tnf-inhibitor-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#6
Fangze Zhang, Cuili Ma
The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of single intra-articular (IA) injection of tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) inhibitor in knee joints comparing with subcutaneous injection in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Forty-eight RA patients with 73 knee arthritis were divided into three groups, group A: received a single injection of TNF inhibitor into knee joints; group B: received regular subcutaneous injection; and group C: received both of the regimen as groups A and B. Ultrasound, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein (CRP), patients' global visual analogue scale (VAS), and 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28) were collected pre- and post-therapy 4 weeks...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841913/accuracy-of-different-diagnostic-tests-for-early-delayed-and-late-prosthetic-joint-infection
#7
M Fernández-Sampedro, C Fariñas-Alvarez, C Garces-Zarzalejo, M A Alonso-Aguirre, C Salas-Venero, L Martínez-Martínez, M C Fariñas
BACKGROUND: A combination of laboratory, histopathological and microbiological tests for diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) have been strongly recommended. This study aims to characterize the accuracy of individual or group tests, such as culture of sonicate fluid, synovial fluid and peri-implant tissue, C-reactive protein (CRP) and histopathology for detection of early, delayed and late PJI. METHODS: A prospective study of patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty from February 2009 to February 2014 was performed in a Spanish tertiary health care hospital...
August 25, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826781/clitoria-ternatea-flower-petals-effect-on-tnfr1-neutralization-via-downregulation-of-synovial-matrix-metalloproteases
#8
Rana Adhikary, Sahin Sultana, Biswadev Bishayi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Clitoria ternatea Linn. (C. ternatea) is a traditionally used herb in arthritis, and its anti-arthritic activity has been attributed to polyphenols (e.g. quercetins) from its flower petal. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study was designed to investigate whether C. ternatea or quercetin-3ß-D-glucoside (QG) support the antibody mediated TNFα-receptor 1 (TNFR1) neutralization to ameliorate arthritis in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Development of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in male Swiss mice (20-22g, 3-4 weeks of age) was followed by estimation of synovial polymorphonuclear cell (PMN) accumulation (in terms of myeloperoxidase activity), synovial and systemic release of cytokines, chemokines and C-reactive protein (CRP) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), biochemical estimation of synovial free radical generation and antioxidant status, as well as immunoblot assessment of synovial TNFR1, toll-like receptor 2(TLR2), cyclooxygenase-2(COX-2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression; and zymographic analysis of synovial matrix-metalloprotease-2 (MMP-2) activity...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804921/serum-thymidine-kinase-1-canine-c-reactive-protein-haptoglobin-and-vitamin-d-concentrations-in-dogs-with-immune-mediated-hemolytic-anemia-thrombocytopenia-and-polyarthropathy
#9
M Grobman, H Outi, H Rindt, C Reinero
BACKGROUND: Relapses of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA), thrombocytopenia (ITP), or polyarthropathy (IMPA) occur despite normal hematologic and cytologic parameters. Thymidine kinase 1 (TK1), canine C-reactive protein (c-CRP), haptoglobin (HPT), and 25-Hydroxyvitamin-D (25(OH)D) might be adjunct to current monitoring strategies. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: Compare serum concentrations of TK1, c-CRP, HPT, and 25(OH)D in dogs with well- and poorly controlled primary IMHA, ITP, or IMPA...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800858/diagnostic-value-of-synovial-white-blood-cell-count-and-serum-c-reactive-protein-for-acute-periprosthetic-joint-infection-after-knee-arthroplasty
#10
Sang-Gyun Kim, Jae-Gyoon Kim, Ki-Mo Jang, Seung-Bum Han, Hong-Chul Lim, Ji-Hoon Bae
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains difficult, particularly in acute postoperative stage. The purpose of this study was to investigate the optimal cutoff value of synovial white blood cell (WBC) count, percentage of polymorphonuclear cells, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein (CRP) for diagnosing early postoperative infection after knee joint arthroplasty. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed primary total knee arthroplasties and unicompartmental knee arthroplasties, with a knee aspiration within 3 weeks of surgery, from January 2006 to November 2016...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762203/power-color-doppler-and-spectral-doppler-ultrasonography-to-evaluate-response-to-intra-articular-steroid-injection-in-knee-joints-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#11
Tapas Baikar, Amieleena Chhabra, Tribhuvan Pal Yadav, Namrita Sachdev, Vivek Dewan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of ultrasonographic indices (Color Fraction and Resistive Index) in assessing the effect of intra-articular steroid (IAS) injection on synovial inflammation in knee joints of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) patients and to determine the correlation between these ultrasonographic indices and clinical and laboratory parameters in JIA patients after IAS. METHODS: Twenty seven patients of JIA and equal number of age and sex matched healthy controls were enrolled...
July 31, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740214/compensatory-anabolic-signaling-in-the-sarcopenia-of-experimental-chronic-arthritis
#12
Robert D Little, Iván Prieto-Potin, Sandra Pérez-Baos, Amanda Villalvilla, Paula Gratal, Flavia Cicuttini, Raquel Largo, Gabriel Herrero-Beaumont
Inflammatory activity in rheumatoid arthritis may alter the regulation of muscle mass leading to a secondary sarcopenia, commonly termed rheumatoid cachexia (RC). We characterized alterations to muscle structure and various pro-inflammatory, catabolic and regenerative markers in an animal model of RC. Antigen induced arthritis (AiA) was performed in 20 male adult rabbits. AiA animals exhibited significantly less weight gain, a markedly elevated serum C-reactive protein (CRP), lighter muscles with shorter cross-sectional diameter and increased myonuclei when compared to controls...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717843/septic-arthritis-associated-with-systemic-sepsis
#13
Sung-Weon Jung, Dong-Hee Kim, Sung-Jin Shin, Byoung-Youl Kang, Yil-Ju Eho, Seong-Wook Yang
PURPOSE: Septic arthritis presents with good joint function, but sometimes leads to poor outcomes. Concurrent systemic sepsis has been regarded as the poor outcome, and the exact cause remains unclear. This paper was performed to identify factors associated with concurrent systemic sepsis and to research results to predict poor outcomes in patients with septic arthritis. METHODS: Laboratory and medical data were reviewed for 137 adults with acute septic arthritis who underwent open or arthroscopic surgical debridement at our institution between January 2005 and December 2014...
July 17, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712799/diagnosing-periprosthetic-joint-infection-and-the-winner-is
#14
Alisina Shahi, Timothy L Tan, Michael M Kheir, Dean D Tan, Javad Parvizi
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains a challenge despite a wide variety of available diagnostic tests. The question that arises is which of these tests has a better performance for diagnosing PJI. Diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) has been described as the best indicator for test performance. METHODS: To compare the performance of the standard diagnostic tests, the DOR of serum erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP), synovial fluid (SF) white blood cell (WBC) count, SF polymorphonuclear (PMN%), and leukocyte esterase (LE) were calculated...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695434/the-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-snp-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-308g-a-gene-is-associated-with-early-onset-primary-knee-osteoarthritis-in-an-egyptian-female-population
#15
Sahar M Abdel Galil, Nillie Ezzeldin, Faten Fawzy, Mohamed El-Boshy
The objective of the present study is to investigate if there is a potential association between the single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the tumor necrosis factor alpha gene (TNF-α -308G/A, rs1800629) and the susceptibility to and severity of early-onset knee osteoarthritis in the Egyptian female population. Genotype distributions and allelic frequencies of TNF-α -308G/A polymorphism were investigated in 210 knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients and 210 age-, sex-, and ethnicity-matched healthy controls (HC)...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690466/propionibacterium-acnes-host-inflammatory-response-during-periprosthetic-infection-is-joint-specific
#16
Scott R Nodzo, K Keely Boyle, Samrath Bhimani, Thomas R Duquin, Andy O Miller, Geoffrey H Westrich
BACKGROUND: Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) has become increasingly recognized as a cause of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: It is not currently known if the clinical presentation of P. acnes varies depending on the joint being infected. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients infected with P. acnes after total hip, knee, and shoulder arthroplasty from two institutions. Patients were classified as having a PJI based on the Musculoskeletal Infection Society criteria and were excluded if they had a polymicrobial culture...
July 2017: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681656/detection-of-synovial-inflammation-in-rheumatic-diseases-using-superb-microvascular-imaging-comparison-with-conventional-power-doppler-imaging
#17
Kazuhiro Yokota, Takuma Tsuzuki Wada, Yuji Akiyama, Toshihide Mimura
AIM: Superb microvascular imaging (SMI), a novel ultrasonography, is based on the sensitivity of Doppler technology. This study evaluated power Doppler (PD) ultrasound signals in patients with rheumatic disease using SMI and conventional PD imaging (cPDI) and compared the correlations of these signals to clinical assessments. METHODS: Thirty-nine patients with rheumatic disease (27 rheumatoid arthritis [RA] and 12 non-RA) were enrolled. We investigated SMI and cPDI signals in 26 joints using an Aplio 300...
July 6, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666043/difficult-to-detect-low-grade-infections-responsible-for-poor-outcomes-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
#18
Luis Grau, Meredith Alane Gunder, Michaela Schneiderbauer
In this article, we present the case of a patient with a stiff, painful knee after total knee arthroplasty, and with erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein level, and synovial fluid analysis within normal limits. Open biopsy for cultures showed Propionibacterium acnes prosthetic joint infection, which was successfully treated with 2-stage revision and intravenous antibiotics.
May 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659662/il-34-upregulated-th17-production-through-increased-il-6-expression-by-rheumatoid-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes
#19
Bing Wang, Zijian Ma, Miaomiao Wang, Xiaotong Sun, Yawei Tang, Ming Li, Yan Zhang, Fang Li, Xia Li
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease which is characterized by synovial inflammation and cartilage damage for which causes articular dysfunction. Activation of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) is a critical step that promotes disease progression. In this study, we aimed to explore the effect of interleukin-34 (IL-34) on RA FLS as a proinflammatory factor and IL-34-stimulated FLS on the production of Th17. We found that serum IL-34 levels were increased compared to those of the healthy controls and had positive correlations with C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), rheumatoid factor (RF), and anticyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibody accordingly...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647488/autoreactivity-to-malondialdehyde-modifications-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-linked-to-disease-activity-and-synovial-pathogenesis
#20
Caroline Grönwall, Khaled Amara, Uta Hardt, Akilan Krishnamurthy, Johanna Steen, Marianne Engström, Meng Sun, A Jimmy Ytterberg, Roman A Zubarev, Dagmar Scheel-Toellner, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Lars Klareskog, Anca I Catrina, Vivianne Malmström, Gregg J Silverman
Oxidation-associated malondialdehyde (MDA) modification of proteins can generate immunogenic neo-epitopes that are recognized by autoantibodies. In health, IgM antibodies to MDA-adducts are part of the natural antibody pool, while elevated levels of IgG anti-MDA antibodies are associated with inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Yet, in human autoimmune disease IgG anti-MDA responses have not been well characterized and their potential contribution to disease pathogenesis is not known. Here, we investigate MDA-modifications and anti-MDA-modified protein autoreactivity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
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