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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338762/predictors-of-remission-with-etanercept-methotrexate-induction-therapy-and-loss-of-remission-with-etanercept-maintenance-reduction-or-withdrawal-in-moderately-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-the-preserve-trial
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Josef S Smolen, Annette Szumski, Andrew S Koenig, Thomas V Jones, Lisa Marshall
BACKGROUND: The aim was to analyze characteristics that predict remission induction and subsequent loss of remission in patients with moderately active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who received full-dose combination etanercept plus methotrexate induction therapy followed by reduced-dose etanercept or etanercept withdrawal. METHODS: Patients with Disease Activity Score based on 28-joint count (DAS28) >3.2 and ≤5.1 received open-label etanercept 50 mg once weekly (QW) plus methotrexate for 36 weeks...
January 16, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315314/early-arthritis-induces-disturbances-at-bone-nanostructural-level-reflected-in-decreased-tissue-hardness-in-an-animal-model-of-arthritis
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Bruno Vidal, Rita Cascão, Mikko A J Finnilä, Inês P Lopes, Simo Saarakkala, Peter Zioupos, Helena Canhão, João E Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: Arthritis induces joint erosions and skeletal bone fragility. OBJECTIVES: The main goal of this work was to analyze the early arthritis induced events at bone architecture and mechanical properties at tissue level. METHODS: Eighty-eight Wistar rats were randomly housed in experimental groups, as follows: adjuvant induced arthritis (AIA) (N = 47) and a control healthy group (N = 41). Rats were monitored during 22 days for the inflammatory score, ankle perimeter and body weight and sacrificed at different time points (11 and 22 days post disease induction)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290233/antibiotic-therapy-of-bone-and-joint-infections-in-children-proposals-of-the-french-pediatric-infectious-disease-group
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M Lorrot, Y Gillet, C Gras Le Guen, E Launay, R Cohen, E Grimprel
Acute hematogenous bone and joint infections (osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and spondylodiscitis) affect more frequently children younger than 5 years of age. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are needed to limit the risk of complications. Children with suspected bone and joint infections (BJI) should be hospitalized at the beginning of treatment. Surgical drainage is indicated in patients with septic arthritis and in those with periosteal abscess. Staphylococcus aureus is involved in BJIs in children at all ages; Kingella kingae is a very common causative pathogen in children under 4 years of age...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220551/consensus-on-the-management-of-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-in-a-dermatology-setting
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P Gisondi, G Altomare, F Ayala, A Conti, P Dapavo, C De Simone, C Foti, L Idolazzi, E Lubrano, G Malara, A Marchesoni, I Olivieri, A Parodi, K Peris, S Piaserico, C Salvarani, R Scarpa, G Girolomoni
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory disease associated with psoriasis (PsO). Early diagnosis and prompt therapeutic intervention are crucial for limiting PsA progression and prevention of disability. Dermatologists are in a privileged position to detect early PsA. The management of patients with PsA in the dermatology setting is widely variable. OBJECTIVE: To provide practical recommendations for the management of patients with PsA in the dermatology setting including early diagnosis and treatment...
December 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204090/autoantibodies-c-reactive-protein-erythrocyte-sedimentation-rate-and-serum-cytokine-profiling-in-monitoring-of-early-treatment
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Edyta Brzustewicz, Izabella Henc, Agnieszka Daca, Maria Szarecka, Malgorzata Sochocka-Bykowska, Jacek Witkowski, Ewa Bryl
Introduction: Currently used clinical scale and laboratory markers to monitor patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) seem to be not sufficient. It has been demonstrated that disease- related cytokines may be elevated very early in RA development and cytokines are considered as the biomarkers potentially useful for RA monitoring. Material and methods: The group of patients with undifferentiated arthritis (UA) developing RA (UA→RA) was identified from a total of 121 people with arthralgia...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195002/validation-of-classification-criteria-of-macrophage-activation-syndrome-in-japanese-patients-with-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Masaki Shimizu, Mao Mizuta, Takahiro Yasumi, Naomi Iwata, Yuka Okura, Noriko Kinjo, Hiroaki Umebayashi, Tomohiro Kubota, Yasuo Nakagishi, Kenichi Nishimura, Masato Yashiro, Junko Yasumura, Kazuko Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Wakiguchi, Nami Okamoto, Masaaki Mori
OBJECTIVE: To validate whether the 2016 ACR/EULAR classification criteria of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) complicating systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (s-JIA) is practical in the real world. METHODS: A combination of expert consensus and analysis of real patient data was conducted by a panel of 15 paediatric rheumatologists. Sixty five profiles comprised 18 patients with s-JIA-associated MAS and 47 patients with active s-JIA without evidence of MAS...
December 1, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192470/the-stripp-questionnaire-screening-tool-for-rheumatologic-investigation-in-psoriatic-patients-as-a-new-tool-for-the-diagnosis-of-early-psoriatic-arthritis
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Martina Burlando, Emanuele Cozzani, Irene Schiavetti, Stefano Cicchelli, Marco Repetto, Gianluca Rossotto, Enrico Scaparro, Aurora Parodi
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis in up to one third of psoriatic patients. Clinically it's characterized from an insidious onset. To help clinicians screen for PsA, several screening tools have been developed. The psoriatic arthritis screening and evaluation questionnaire (PASE) is one of the most used in the Psocare units. The sensibility of PASE is of 83% with a cut off of 47 or greater. The aim of our study is to create an Italian self-administered questionnaire, lighter than the PASE, able to identify patients who need a rheumatologic consultation...
November 30, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189592/early-reduction-of-pediatric-traumatic-posterior-hip-dislocation-is-much-more-important-than-the-treatment-procedure
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Serdar Yuksel, Cem Albay
Traumatic hip dislocations are very rare in the pediatric population, and they are real emergent cases that can occur with minimal trauma. If they are not diagnosed immediately and reduction is not performed as soon as possible, they may cause problems such as avascular necrosis and degenerative arthritis. Performing reduction within the first 6 hours is of vital importance.We aim to present the functional outcomes and radiographic results of 2 pediatric traumatic hip dislocation cases with 36 months of follow-up who were treated with abduction orthosis after the reduction...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181361/insufficiency-fractures-at-unusual-sites-a-case-series
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Raju Vaishya, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Paras Kumar Banka, Vipul Vijay, Abhishek Vaish
Introduction: Insufficiency fractures (IFs) are a subtype of stress fractures commonly associated with osteoporosis and Vitamin D deficiency. These nontraumatic fractures often occur in the pelvis and spine, but the involvement of other unusual sites is also not very uncommon. Plain radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging scan are the most commonly used imaging modalities for the diagnosis of IF. Case Report: We are presenting a series of five cases of IFs at unusual sites, along with a detailed literature review on this individual...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175824/patterns-of-pain-over-time-among-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Amir Rashid, Lis Cordingley, Roberto Carrasco, Helen E Foster, Eileen M Baildam, Alice Chieng, Joyce E Davidson, Lucy R Wedderburn, Yiannis Ioannou, Flora McErlane, Suzanne M M Verstappen, Kimme L Hyrich, Wendy Thomson
OBJECTIVES: Pain is a very common symptom of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Disease activity alone cannot explain symptoms of pain in all children, suggesting other factors may be relevant. The objectives of this study were to describe the different patterns of pain experienced over time in children with JIA and to identify predictors of which children are likely to experience ongoing pain. METHODS: This study used longitudinal-data from patients (aged 1-16 years) with new-onset JIA...
November 25, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041980/comparison-of-the-clinical-effectiveness-of-us-grading-scoring-system-vs-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-ra
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Huajun Xu, Yingchun Zhang, Huimei Zhang, Caishan Wang, Pan Mao
BACKGROUND: As an irreversible disease, a treatment delay can negatively affect treatment response in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Ultrasound and MRI have played an important role in assessing disease progression and response to treatment in RA for many years. The present study was designed to compare the diagnostic efficacy of ultrasound grading and MRI in early RA. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 62 early RA patients within 12 months of symptom onset were included...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031528/a-rare-unusual-presentation-of-primary-tuberculosis-in-the-temporomandibular-joint
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Geetha N Towdur, Amarnath P Upasi, Umashankara Kagathur Veerabhadrappa, Kirthikumar Rai
Tuberculosis (TB) is a very common health problem in developing nations such as India. It can present as its primary form or as secondary forms (extrapulmonary TB). Maxillofacial manifestations of TB compose nearly 10% of all extrapulmonary manifestations of the disease. Extrapulmonary TB involving the maxillofacial region is very rare and can present in any tissues in this region. These infections generally involve the head and neck through hematogenous or lymphatic routes. Very few cases of primary TB of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) have been reported in the literature...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978352/assessment-of-3-month-changes-in-bone-microstructure-under-anti-tnf%C3%AE-therapy-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-using-high-resolution-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-hr-pqct
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Tomohiro Shimizu, Hyo Jin Choi, Ursula Heilmeier, Matthew Tanaka, Andrew J Burghardt, Jingshan Gong, Nattagan Chanchek, Thomas M Link, Jonathan Graf, John B Imboden, Xiaojuan Li
BACKGROUND: Although one study showed minimal progression of erosions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) one year after TNFα inhibition therapy, no studies have investigated very early bone changes after initiation of anti-TNFα treatment. We investigated the effects of 3-month anti-TNFα treatment on bone erosion progression and bone microarchitecture in RA patients using high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT). METHODS: Patients with RA (n = 27) (17 in the anti-TNFα and 10 in the MTX-only group) underwent assessment of disease activity score in 28 joints (DAS-28), radiographs, 3-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and HR-pQCT of metacarpophalangeal and wrist joints at baseline and 3 months...
October 4, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974828/does-dexamethasone-helps-in-meningococcal-sepsis
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Ilir Tolaj, Hamdi Ramadani, Murat Mehmeti, Hatixhe Gashi, Arbana Kasumi, Visar Gashi, Haki Jashari
PURPOSE: Prompt recognition and aggressive early treatment are the only effective measures against invasive meningococcal disease (IMD). Anti-inflammatory adjunctive treatment remains controversial and difficult to assess in patients with IMD. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of dexamethasone (DXM) as adjunctive treatment in different clinical forms of IMD, and attempt to answer if DXM should be routinely used in the treatment of IMD. METHODS: In this non-interventional clinical study (NIS), 39 patients with meningococcal septicaemia with or without of meningitis were included, and compared regarding the impact of dexamethasone (DXM), as an adjunctive treatment, on the outcome of IMD...
June 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966211/initial-serological-response-after-prime-boost-pneumococcal-vaccination-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mai T T Nguyen, Hanne Lindegaard, Oliver Hendricks, Charlotte Sværke Jørgensen, Bjørn Kantsø, Nina Friis-Møller
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the initial serological responses to pneumococcal vaccination with the 13-valent protein-conjugated pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) followed by the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine (PPV23) among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARD) according to dosing and intervals between immunizations. METHODS: Investigator-initiated clinical trial. Patients with RA receiving bDMARD were randomized (1:1:1) to immunization with single dose PCV13 followed by PPV23 after 16 or 24 weeks, or double dose PCV13 followed by PPV23 after 16 weeks...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931340/lessons-learnt-from-early-failure-of-a-patient-trial-with-a-polymer-on-polymer-resurfacing-hip-arthroplasty
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Job L C Van Susante, Nico Verdonschot, L Paul A Bom, Pawel Tomaszewski, Pat Campbell, Edward Ebramzadeh, B Wim Schreurs
Background and purpose - Hip resurfacing (HR) is a treatment option promoted for hip arthritis in young and active patients. However, adverse reactions to metal are a concern and the search for non-metallic bearing options proceeds. We present the first clinical study performed in patients using a newly developed hydrophilic polymer-on-polymer hip resurfacing device. Patients and methods - After performing extensive hip simulator tests, biocompatibility testing and animal tests (ISO 14242-1,3; 10993-3,4,5,10,11), approval was obtained from the IRB committee to enroll 15 patients in the first clinical study in humans using this experimental polymer-on-polymer hip resurfacing device...
September 21, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865423/patient-s-perspective-of-sustained-remission-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Irazú Contreras-Yáñez, Guillermo Guaracha-Basañez, Daniel Ruiz-Domínguez, Virginia Pascual-Ramos
BACKGROUND: During the course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), patients have profound negative effects on their patient-reported-outcomes (PRO); in addition, the impact of sustained remission (SR) on PROs may differ for each particular outcome. The objectives of this study were to identify SR from an inception cohort of RA patients and to examine the impact of SR in an ample spectrum of PROs. METHODS: The study was developed in a well characterized and ongoing cohort of RA patients with recent onset disease recruited from 2004 onwards...
September 2, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863153/triple-dmard-treatment-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-modulates-synovial-t-cell-activation-and-plasmablast-plasma-cell-differentiation-pathways
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Alice M Walsh, Mihir D Wechalekar, Yanxia Guo, Xuefeng Yin, Helen Weedon, Susanna M Proudman, Malcolm D Smith, Sunil Nagpal
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the genome-wide transcriptional effects of a combination of disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (tDMARD; methotrexate, sulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine) in synovial tissues obtained from early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. While combination DMARD strategies have been investigated for clinical efficacy, very little data exists on the potential molecular mechanism of action. We hypothesized that tDMARD would impact multiple biological pathways, but the specific pathways were unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798051/role-of-erosions-typical-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-2010-acr-eular-rheumatoid-arthritis-classification-criteria-results-from-a-very-early-arthritis-cohort
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Gina Hetland Brinkmann, Ellen S Norli, Pernille Bøyesen, Désirée van der Heijde, Lars Grøvle, Anne J Haugen, Halvor Nygaard, Olav Bjørneboe, Cathrine Thunem, Tore K Kvien, Maria D Mjaavatten, Elisabeth Lie
OBJECTIVE: To determine how the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) definition of erosive disease (erosion criterion) contributes to the number of patients classified as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) according to the 2010 American College of Rheumatology/EULAR RA classification criteria (2010 RA criteria) in an early arthritis cohort. METHODS: Patients from the observational study Norwegian Very Early Arthritis Clinic with joint swelling ≤16 weeks, a clinical diagnosis of RA or undifferentiated arthritis, and radiographs of hands and feet were included...
November 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720139/the-golmepsa-study-protocol-an-investigator-initiated-double-blind-parallel-group-randomised-controlled-trial-of-golimumab-and-methotrexate-versus-methotrexate-in-early-diagnosed-psoriatic-arthritis-using-clinical-and-whole-body-mri-outcomes
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Gabriele De Marco, Philip Helliwell, Dennis McGonagle, Paul Emery, Laura C Coates, Elizabeth M A Hensor, Helena Marzo-Ortega
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis which impacts significantly on the quality of life and work capacity of affected individuals. Recent evidence has shown that early control of inflammation in PsA leads to improved long-term outcomes. It is postulated that prompt intervention after diagnosis using a remission-induction treatment strategy will lead to improved outcomes and optimal disease control of PsA. The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical efficacy of a treatment strategy in newly diagnosed, treatment naïve PsA subjects, using the combination of golimumab (GOL), methotrexate (MTX) and steroids versus standard care (MTX monotherapy plus steroids)...
July 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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