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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663309/juvenile-onset-arthritis-and-pregnancy-outcome-a-population-based-cohort-study
#2
Katarina Remaeus, Kari Johansson, Johan Askling, Olof Stephansson
OBJECTIVES: Reports on pregnancy outcomes among women with juvenile onset arthritis (JIA) have been few and small. The aim of this study was to assess pregnancy outcomes in a large and contemporary cohort of women diagnosed with JIA. METHODS: In a nationwide Swedish population-based cohort study between 1992 and 2011, we identified 1807 births among women with JIA and 1 949 202 control births. Since JIA is a heterogenic condition, births to women with JIA was divided into JIA paediatric only (n=1169) and JIA persisting into adulthood (n=638)...
June 29, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642858/pathological-fracture-of-femoral-neck-leading-to-a-diagnosis-of-wilson-s-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Nishit Bhatnagar, Purushotham Lingaiah, Jeetendra Singh Lodhi, Yugal Karkhur
Wilson's disease (WD) is a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism. It chiefly has hepatic, neurological and ophthalmic manifestations. Although osteoporosis, rickets and early arthritis are common features of WD, they are under-recognized. Musculoskeletal manifestations very rarely lead to diagnosis of the disease. Here we present a case of a 12-year-old girl who presented with a 3-month-old pathological fracture of neck of femur. WD was diagnosed on investigating the cause of the pathological fracture, which was managed by performing a conventional McMurray's intertrochanteric osteotomy...
May 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629689/advanced-power-doppler-technique-increases-synovial-vascularity-detection-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Davide Orlandi, Salvatore Gitto, Silvia Perugin Bernardi, Angelo Corazza, Luca De Flaviis, Enzo Silvestri, Marco Amedeo Cimmino, Luca Maria Sconfienza
We compared the diagnostic performance of an advanced power Doppler technique (superb microvascular imaging [SMI]) with that of power Doppler Imaging (PDI) and B-mode ultrasound (US) in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and RA under treatment with rituximab. Thirty patients (21 women aged 45 ± 11 y) affected by RA with remission to moderate disease activity were examined. Both hand joints were evaluated using US, PDI and SMI. Two radiologists reviewed all video clips and evaluated synovial vascularity intensity using a semi-quantitative scoring system...
June 16, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608042/-granulomatous-reaction-pattern-of-the-skin-interstitial-granulomatous-dermatitis-lymphoma-vasculitis
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REVIEW
C Rose, K Holl-Ulrich
A particular diagnostic situation in the classification of a granulomatous dermatitis results when no circumscribed granulomas but instead a diffuse interstitial histiocytic inflammatory infiltrate, a granulomatous vasculitis or a neoplastic lymphocytic infiltrate is found. Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis was originally described in patients with arthritis. Later, it was recognized that there are also associations with other usually immunological diseases. Differentiating between interstitial granulomatous dermatitis and the interstitial form of granuloma annulare, early morphea and variants of borreliosis or scleromyxedema as well as interstitial granulomatous drug reaction can be very difficult...
June 12, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607765/paediatric-bone-and-joint-infection
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REVIEW
Alexios D Iliadis, Manoj Ramachandran
Despite advances in understanding and management, paediatric osteoarticular infections continue to pose diagnostic difficulties for clinicians. Delays in diagnosis can lead to potentially devastating morbidity.No single investigation, including joint aspiration, is sufficiently reliable to diagnose conclusively paediatric bone and joint infection. Diagnosis should be based on a combination of clinical signs, imaging and laboratory investigations. Algorithms should supplement, and not replace, clinical decision making in all cases...
January 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585707/early-relapse-of-psoriasis-after-stopping-brodalumab-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-77-patients
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M Masson Regnault, M-P Konstantinou, A Khemis, Y Poulin, M Bourcier, F Amelot, C Bulaï Livideanu, C Paul
BACKGROUND: Biological agents targeting IL-17 are very effective for clearing moderate to severe psoriasis. There is limited information regarding the frequency and pattern of psoriasis relapse upon treatment cessation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pattern of psoriasis recurrence in patients who were treated with brodalumab following Amgen's decision to stop the clinical program in June 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between June 2015 and March 2016, we constructed a retrospective multicenter cohort study including patients who were treated with brodalumab in Amgen's protocols after the abrupt interruption of the drug development program...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583280/clinical-value-of-fdg-pet-ct-for-the-evaluation-of-rheumatic-diseases-rheumatoid-arthritis-polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-relapsing-polychondritis
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REVIEW
Kazuo Kubota, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Akio Mimori
FDG is a tracer for visualizing glucose metabolism. PET/CT using FDG is widely used for the diagnosis of cancer, because glycolysis is elevated in cancer cells. Similarly, active inflammatory tissue also exhibits elevated glucose metabolism because of glycolysis in activated macrophages and proliferating fibroblasts. Elevated FDG uptake by active inflammatory tissues, such as those affected by arthritis, vasculitis, lymphadenitis, and chondritis, has enabled the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases using FDG-PET/CT...
July 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581281/a-case-of-rheumatoid-vasculitis-involving-hepatic-artery-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
Ji Eun Lee, In Je Kim, Min Sun Cho, Jisoo Lee
Rheumatoid vasculitis is a rare, but most serious extra-articular complications of long-standing, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Vasculitis of hepatic artery is an extremely rare but severe manifestation of rheumatoid vasculitis. A 72-year-old woman who presented with polyarthralgia for 2 months was diagnosed with early RA. Since she had manifestations of livedo reticularis, and liver dysfunction which was atypical for RA patients, a percutaneous needle liver biopsy was performed revealing arteritis of a medium-sized hepatic artery...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493323/early-changes-of-the-cortical-micro-channel-system-in-the-bare-area-of-the-joints-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
David Werner, David Simon, Matthias Englbrecht, Fabian Stemmler, Christoph Simon, Andreas Berlin, Judith Haschka, Nina Renner, Thomas Buder, Klaus Engelke, Axel J Hueber, Jürgen Rech, Georg Schett, Arnd Kleyer
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the specific structural properties of the erosion-prone bare area of the human joint, and to search for early microstructural changes in this region during rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: In the initial part of the study, human cadaveric hand joints were examined for exact localization of the bare area of the metacarpal heads, followed by detection of cortical micro-channels (CoMiCs) in this region by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) and, after anatomic dissection, validation of the presence of CoMiCs by micro-computed tomography (micro-CT)...
May 10, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493174/genomics-transcriptomics-and-proteomics-to-elucidate-the-pathogenesis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#11
REVIEW
Xinqiang Song, Qingsong Lin
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects several organs and tissues, predominantly the synovial joints. The pathogenesis of this disease is not completely understood, which maybe involved in the genomic variations, gene expression, protein translation and post-translational modifications. These system variations in genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics are dynamic in nature and their crosstalk is overwhelmingly complex, thus analyzing them separately may not be very informative. However, various '-omics' techniques developed in recent years have opened up new possibilities for clarifying disease pathways and thereby facilitating early diagnosis and specific therapies...
May 10, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480094/validation-of-leiden-score-in-predicting-progression-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-undifferentiated-arthritis-in-indian-population
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K Ghosh, A Chatterjee, S Ghosh, S Chakraborty, P Chattopadhyay, A Bhattacharya, M Pal
BACKGROUND: Leiden Score, is a very useful tool for predicting future development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), among undifferentiated arthritis (UA) patients. This score has been validated in various western studies but rarely among south east Asian patients. AIMS: To validate the Leiden early arthritis prediction rule in an Indian cohort of patients for predicting rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in undifferentiated arthritis (UA) patients and to formulate any simpler version of prediction score taking only clinical variables of original Leiden prediction rule...
July 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451793/the-challenge-of-the-definition-of-early-symptomatic-knee-osteoarthritis-a-proposal-of-criteria-and-red-flags-from-an-international-initiative-promoted-by-the-italian-society-for-rheumatology
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Alberto Migliore, Carlo Alberto Scirè, Loreto Carmona, Gabriel Herrero Beaumont, Emanuele Bizzi, Jaime Branco, Greta Carrara, Xavier Chevalier, Ledio Collaku, Spiros Aslanidis, Lev Denisov, Luigi Di Matteo, Gerolamo Bianchi, Demirhan Diracoglu, Bruno Frediani, Emmanuel Maheu, Natalia Martusevich, Gian Filippo Bagnato, Magda Scarpellini, Giovanni Minisola, Nurullah Akkoc, Roberta Ramonda, Tatiana Barskova, Durda Babic-Naglic, Jose Vicente Moreno Muelas, Ruxandra Ionescu, Rasho Rashkov, Nemanja Damjanov, Marco Matucci Cerinic
The aim of this study was to establish consensus for potential early symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (ESKOA) clinical definition and referral criteria from primary care to rheumatologists, based on available data from literature and a qualitative approach, in order to perform studies on patients fulfilling such criteria and to validate the obtained ESKOA definition. A complex methodological approach was followed including: (1) three focus groups (FG), including expert clinicians, researchers and patients; (2) a systematic literature review (SLR); (3) two discussion groups followed by a Delphi survey...
April 27, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442886/hydroxychloroquine-for-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-multifocal-electroretinogram-and-laser-flare-cell-photometry-study
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Stefano Sebastiani, Michela Fresina, Mauro Cellini, Emilio C Campos
PURPOSE: To evaluate early changes in multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) and subclinical aqueous humor flare and cellularity in patients receiving hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: Ten patients receiving treatment with HCQ and no ophthalmic symptoms were enrolled. After complete ocular examination, mfERG and laser flare-cell photometry were performed. Patients were also divided into two subgroups with HCQ cumulative dose (CD) higher or lower than 500 g...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425620/periarticular-bone-loss-in-arthritis-is-induced-by-autoantibodies-against-citrullinated-vimentin
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Cecilia Engdahl, Holger Bang, Katharina Dietel, Stefanie C Lang, Ulrike Harre, Georg Schett
Periarticular bone loss is a long known but yet insufficiently understood phenomenon in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This study investigated whether autoimmunity against citrullinated proteins is causally involved in triggering periarticular bone loss. Periarticular bone loss was studied in the standard antigen induced arthritis (AIA) mouse model with methylated bovine serum albumin (mBSA) as well as modified model with mutated citrullinated vimentin (MCV) alone or in combination with mBSA. Periarticular bone loss, subchondral osteoclastogenesis as well as local expression of cytokines, osteoclast genes and PAD enzymes were assessed after arthritis induction...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412927/widespread-subcutaneous-necrosis-in-spotted-fever-group-rickettsioses-from-the-coastal-belt-of-sri-lanka-a-case-report
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Nathasha Luke, Hasini Munasinghe, Lakshmi Balasooriya, Ranjan Premaratna
BACKGROUND: Spotted fever group rickettsioses (SFGR) transmitted mostly by ticks are increasingly discovered around the World and some of them are either re-emerging or emerging in Sri Lanka. Accidental human infections caused by these vector borne zoonotic diseases generally give rise to nonspecific acute febrile illnesses which can be complicated by multi organ involvement carrying high morbidity and mortality. Nonspecific clinical features and non-availability of early diagnostic facilities are known to result in delay in the diagnosis of rickettsial infections...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293454/can-rheumatoid-vasculitis-predate-a-diagnosis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Sarah Sacks, Alan Steuer
We report regarding a male patient who presented with a systemic vasculitis that was consistent with a diagnosis of polyarteritis nodosa. At presentation, he had no features of inflammatory arthritis but had a high rheumatoid factor titer and low C4 level. Withdrawal of immunosuppression after 6 years resulted in the development of classical rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This case supports previous reports that revealed that vasculitis may predate the development or occur very early in the course of articular RA...
March 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285723/epigenetic-aspects-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-contribution-of-non-coding-rnas
#18
REVIEW
Bogdan Kolarz, Maria Majdan
Since microRNA was discovered in the late 1990s the role of non-coding RNAs in the regulation of cellular processes has been confirmed. Intensive researches have revealed a number of subtypes of non-coding RNA. It has been proved that these molecules can influence each step of the development of cells and tissues. Moreover, researchers have found their expression change during disease development. In this article, we gathered the current results on the contribution of microRNA and long non-coding RNA in rheumatoid arthritis pathogenesis and their potential use in rheumatoid arthritis treatment...
June 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277884/investigational-drugs-for-treatment-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#19
REVIEW
Angela Mauro, Donato Rigante, Rolando Cimaz
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic rheumatic disease in childhood. The improvement of knowledge about the pathogenetic mechanisms of JIA and advances in the understanding of pathways linking inflammation and autoimmunity and functions of multiple transcription factors have translated into new drug development for a tailored treatment directed to specific subpopulations of JIA patients. Areas covered: This review provides a digest of new investigational drugs which are currently or have been recently tested for treatment of JIA, and highlights some early phase clinical trials on rilonacept, givinostat, daclizumab, tofacitinib, and sarilumab...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264816/eular-recommendations-for-the-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-with-synthetic-and-biological-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-2016-update
#20
Josef S Smolen, Robert Landewé, Johannes Bijlsma, Gerd Burmester, Katerina Chatzidionysiou, Maxime Dougados, Jackie Nam, Sofia Ramiro, Marieke Voshaar, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Daniel Aletaha, Martin Aringer, Maarten Boers, Chris D Buckley, Frank Buttgereit, Vivian Bykerk, Mario Cardiel, Bernard Combe, Maurizio Cutolo, Yvonne van Eijk-Hustings, Paul Emery, Axel Finckh, Cem Gabay, Juan Gomez-Reino, Laure Gossec, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Johanna M W Hazes, Tom Huizinga, Meghna Jani, Dmitry Karateev, Marios Kouloumas, Tore Kvien, Zhanguo Li, Xavier Mariette, Iain McInnes, Eduardo Mysler, Peter Nash, Karel Pavelka, Gyula Poór, Christophe Richez, Piet van Riel, Andrea Rubbert-Roth, Kenneth Saag, Jose da Silva, Tanja Stamm, Tsutomu Takeuchi, René Westhovens, Maarten de Wit, Désirée van der Heijde
Recent insights in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) necessitated updating the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) RA management recommendations. A large international Task Force based decisions on evidence from 3 systematic literature reviews, developing 4 overarching principles and 12 recommendations (vs 3 and 14, respectively, in 2013). The recommendations address conventional synthetic (cs) disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) (methotrexate (MTX), leflunomide, sulfasalazine); glucocorticoids (GC); biological (b) DMARDs (tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-inhibitors (adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, golimumab, infliximab), abatacept, rituximab, tocilizumab, clazakizumab, sarilumab and sirukumab and biosimilar (bs) DMARDs) and targeted synthetic (ts) DMARDs (Janus kinase (Jak) inhibitors tofacitinib, baricitinib)...
June 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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