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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811270/developing-and-evaluating-jiapp-acceptability-and-usability-of-a-smartphone-app-system-to-improve-self-management-in-young-people-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Ran A Cai, Dominik Beste, Hema Chaplin, Socrates Varakliotis, Linda Suffield, Francesca Josephs, Debajit Sen, Lucy R Wedderburn, Yiannakis Ioannou, Stephen Hailes, Despina Eleftheriou
BACKGROUND: Flare-ups in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are characterized by joint pain and swelling and often accompanied with fatigue, negative emotions, and reduced participation in activities. To minimize the impact of JIA on the physical and psychosocial development and well-being of young people (YP), it is essential to regularly monitor disease activity and side effects, as well as to support self-management such as adherence to treatment plans and engagement in general health-promoting behaviors...
August 15, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795307/sex-symptom-severity-and-quality-of-life-in-rheumatology
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REVIEW
Marco Krasselt, Christoph Baerwald
Inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) show a striking female predominance ranging from 3:1 in RA up to 9:1 in SLE. The background for those gender bias is not fully understood yet, but seems to be the result of a complex interaction between sex hormones, (epi-)genetics, and possibly even the composition of gut microbiota. Moreover, time of disease onset, the clinical phenotype including co-morbidities as well as the course of the diseases during life differ between genders...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794514/discordant-american-college-of-physicians-and-international-rheumatology-guidelines-for-gout-management-consensus-statement-of-the-gout-hyperuricemia-and-crystal-associated-disease-network-g-can
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REVIEW
Nicola Dalbeth, Thomas Bardin, Michael Doherty, Frédéric Lioté, Pascal Richette, Kenneth G Saag, Alexander K So, Lisa K Stamp, Hyon K Choi, Robert Terkeltaub
In November 2016, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published a clinical practice guideline on the management of acute and recurrent gout. This guideline differs substantially from the latest guidelines generated by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and 3e (Evidence, Expertise, Exchange) Initiative, despite reviewing largely the same body of evidence. The Gout, Hyperuricemia and Crystal-Associated Disease Network (G-CAN) convened an expert panel to review the methodology and conclusions of these four sets of guidelines and examine possible reasons for discordance between them...
August 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794078/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-continuing-on-sb4-or-switching-from-reference-etanercept-to-sb4
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Paul Emery, Jiří Vencovský, Anna Sylwestrzak, Piotr Leszczyński, Wieslawa Porawska, Barbara Stasiuk, Joanna Hilt, Zdenka Mosterova, Soo Yeon Cheong, Jeehoon Ghil
OBJECTIVES: SB4 (Benepali, Brenzys) is a biosimilar of reference etanercept (ETN). In a randomised, double-blind, 52-week study, SB4 demonstrated comparable efficacy and safety to ETN in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The open-label extension period evaluated long-term efficacy, safety and immunogenicity when continuing SB4 versus switching from ETN to SB4. METHODS: In the randomised, double-blind phase, patients received weekly subcutaneous administration of 50 mg SB4 or ETN with background methotrexate for up to 52 weeks...
August 9, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790488/ethics-and-professionalism-2016
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C Ronald Mackenzie
Whether a reaction to events in the clinical arena, a consequence of technological innovation, or the legitimization of the marked ethos in health care, the field of medical ethics has become a complex domain in our time. Indeed, the ubiquity of ethical dilemmas in the provision of health care is well documented with more than 99% of primary care physicians reporting ethical problems arising in the conduct of their practices (1-3). Although commentary relating to this domain has most often originated in the primary care setting, hospital-based medicine and its ethics committees are another fertile source, as is medical research...
2017: Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751131/recommendations-of-the-brazilian-society-of-rheumatology-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chikungunya-fever-part-1-diagnosis-and-special-situations
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Claudia Diniz Lopes Marques, Angela Luzia Branco Pinto Duarte, Aline Ranzolin, Andrea Tavares Dantas, Nara Gualberto Cavalcanti, Rafaela Silva Guimarães Gonçalves, Laurindo Ferreira da Rocha Junior, Lilian David de Azevedo Valadares, Ana Karla Guedes de Melo, Eutilia Andrade Medeiros Freire, Roberto Teixeira, Francisco Alves Bezerra Neto, Marta Maria das Chagas Medeiros, Jozélio Freire de Carvalho, Mario Sergio F Santos, Regina Adalva de L Couto Océa, Roger A Levy, Carlos Augusto Ferreira de Andrade, Geraldo da Rocha Castelar Pinheiro, Mirhelen Mendes Abreu, José Fernando Verztman, Selma Merenlender, Sandra Lucia Euzebio Ribeiro, Izaias Pereira da Costa, Gecilmara Pileggi, Virginia Fernandes Moça Trevisani, Max Igor Banks Lopes, Carlos Brito, Eduardo Figueiredo, Fabio Queiroga, Tiago Feitosa, Angélica da Silva Tenório, Gisela Rocha de Siqueira, Renata Paiva, José Tupinambá Sousa Vasconcelos, Georges Christopoulos
Chikungunya fever has become a relevant public health problem in countries where epidemics occur. Until 2013, only imported cases occurred in the Americas, but in October of that year, the first cases were reported in Saint Marin island in the Caribbean. The first autochthonous cases were confirmed in Brazil in September 2014; until epidemiological week 37 of 2016, 236,287 probable cases of infection with Chikungunya virus had been registered, 116,523 of which had serological confirmation. Environmental changes caused by humans, disorderly urban growth and an ever-increasing number of international travelers were described as the factors responsible for the emergence of large-scale epidemics...
July 24, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737994/impact-of-a-patient-support-program-on-patient-adherence-to-adalimumab-and-direct-medical-costs-in-crohn-s-disease-ulcerative-colitis-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriasis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis
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David T Rubin, Manish Mittal, Matthew Davis, Scott Johnson, Jingdong Chao, Martha Skup
BACKGROUND: AbbVie provides a free-to-patient patient support program (PSP) to assist adalimumab-treated patients with medication costs, nurse support, injection training, pen disposal, and medication reminders. The impact of these services on patient adherence to adalimumab and direct medical costs associated with autoimmune disease has not been assessed. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the relationship between participation in a PSP and outcomes (adalimumab adherence, persistence, and direct medical costs) in patients initiating adalimumab treatment...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712642/a-rare-case-of-febrile-abdominal-pain-revealing-horton-s-disease
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Arnaud Chaudet, Jean-Michel Goujon, Aiham Daniel Ghazali
BACKGROUND: Horton's disease is a systemic inflammatory vasculitis, usually found in persons over 50years old. It affects medium and large-sized arteries stemming from the external carotid, especially the superficial temporal arteries. It can affect extracranial large vessels but only rarely the aorta. Diagnosis of aortitis is difficult and its incidence is probably underestimated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 68-year-old Caucasian woman consulted in an emergency department for febrile abdominal pain with inflammatory syndrome...
July 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658988/updates-on-the-treatment-of-gout-including-a-review-of-updated-treatment-guidelines-and-use-of-small-molecule-therapies-for-difficult-to-treat-gout-and-gout-flares
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Rose Soskind, Daniel T Abazia, Mary Barna Bridgeman
Gout is a rheumatologic condition associated with elevated serum uric acid levels and deposition of monosodium urate crystals in joints and soft tissues. Areas covered: In this article, we describe the role of currently available drug therapies for managing acute gout flares and used in reducing serum urate levels. Further, we explore the role of novel small molecular therapies and biologic agents in the treatment of refractory or severe gout symptoms. A literature search of MEDLINE and MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations Databases (1996-June 2017) was conducted utilizing the key words 'gout', 'interleukin-1 inhibitors', 'acute gout', 'gout treatment', 'urate lowering therapies', 'hyperuricemia', 'colchicine', 'pegloticase', 'lesinurad', 'xanthine oxidase', 'xanthine oxidase inhibitors', 'allopurinol', 'febuxostat', 'uricosurics', 'probenecid', and 'benzbromarone'...
August 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658439/perioperative-management-of-drugs-commonly-used-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-a-review
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André Silva Franco, Leandro Ryuchi Iuamoto, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira
Rheumatic diseases are very prevalent, affecting about 7 million people in North America; they affect the musculoskeletal system, often with systemic involvement and potential for serious consequences and limitation on quality of life. Clinical treatment is usually long-term and includes drugs that are considered either simple or complex and are occasionally unknown to many health professionals who do not know how to manage these patients in emergency units and surgical wards. Thus, it is important for clinicians, surgeons and anesthesiologists who are involved with rheumatic patients undergoing surgery to know the basic principles of therapy and perioperative management...
June 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602386/respiratory-infections-associated-with-anti-tnf%C3%AE-agents
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REVIEW
E Blanchard, M-E Truchetet, I Machelart, J Séneschal, C Raherison-Semjen
Anti-TNFα agents have proved effective in the treatment of various inflammatory, rheumatologic, dermatologic, and gastrointestinal diseases. Severe respiratory tract infections of bacterial or fungal origin have emerged as important complications in patients receiving such treatments. The risk of infection due to anti-TNFα therapy is difficult to assess in these patients who are immunocompromised because of the underlying disease itself and of previous or concomitant immunosuppressive drugs. This excessive infection risk seems real, particularly in the first six months following treatment initiation, and higher for patients receiving anti-TNFα monoclonal antibodies than for those receiving soluble TNFα receptor...
June 8, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570325/rheumatology-and-neurology
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Elliot L Dimberg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the various rheumatologic disorders that have neurologic complications and manifestations. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent advances have improved the understanding of the true epidemiology of many rheumatologic diseases and their complications. Many years of observation have clarified findings even in rarer disorders. Classification and diagnostic criteria have been updated and validated. As newer pharmacologic agents have become available, new information regarding efficacy and toxicity has emerged...
June 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558790/challenges-in-transitioning-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-rheumatologic-diseases-to-adult-care-in-a-developing-country-the-brazilian-experience
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Catherine Gusman Anelli, Ana Luiza Mendes Amorim, Fabiane Mitie Osaku, Maria Teresa Terreri, Claudio Arnaldo Len, Andreas Reiff
BACKGROUND: Transition guidelines and recommendations for developing countries are limited and best transition practices in young patients with chronic medical conditions have been poorly examined. This study evaluates transition practices from pediatric to adult rheumatology care in Brazil. METHODS: Practicing pediatric rheumatologists registered in the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology were e-surveyed with SurveyMonkey® using the Chira et al. questionnaire that had been used previously to evaluate transition practices of pediatric rheumatologists from the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) in the USA and Canada...
May 30, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545799/the-relationship-of-the-perceived-impact-of-the-current-greek-recession-with-increased-suicide-risk-is-moderated-by-mental-illness-in-patients-with-long-term-conditions
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Elisavet Ntountoulaki, Vassiliki Paika, Dimitra Papaioannou, Elspeth Guthrie, Konstantinos Kotsis, Konstantinos N Fountoulakis, Andre F Carvalho, Thomas Hyphantis
OBJECTIVE: Adverse life events may contribute to the emergence of suicidality. We aimed to test the relationship between the impact of the Greek recession and suicidal risk in people with long-term conditions (LTCs) and to determine whether this relationship is moderated by the presence of a mental disorder. METHODS: Suicidal risk (RASS) and crisis parameters were assessed in a cross-sectional survey including 376 patients with LTCs (type-II diabetes mellitus, rheumatological disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) attending the Emergency Department or specialty clinics...
May 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453344/pediatric-hereditary-angioedema-as-a-cause-of-acute-compartment-syndrome-of-the-hand-and-forearm-a-case-report
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Chelsea Venditto, Zachary Jager, John LoGiudice, Hani Matloub
BACKGROUND: Compartment syndrome of the upper extremity is a surgical emergency that, when left untreated, can have dire consequences. Its causes are numerous, one of which is the uncommon entity hereditary angioedema, an autosomal dominant disease resulting in edema in a variety of potential locations, including the extremities. This is only the second time hereditary angioedema has been mentioned in the literature as a cause of compartment syndrome. METHODS: We present a case of hereditary angioedema leading to hand and forearm compartment syndrome in a 13-year-old pediatric patient...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444335/incidence-of-iga-vasculitis-in-children-estimated-by-four-source-capture-recapture-analysis-a-population-based-study
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Maryam Piram, Carla Maldini, Sandra Biscardi, Nathalie De Suremain, Christine Orzechowski, Emilie Georget, Delphine Regnard, Isabelle Koné-Paut, Alfred Mahr
Objectives.: The aim was to describe the epidemiological characteristics of childhood IgA vasculitis (IgAV) defined by the EULAR/PRINTO/Paediatric Rheumatology European Society criteria in a population-based sample from France and ascertain its incidence over 3 years by a four-source capture-recapture analysis. Methods.: Cases were prospectively collected in Val de Marne county, a suburb of Paris, with 263 874 residents <15 years old. Children with incident IgAV living in this area from 2012 to 2014 were identified by four sources of case notification (emergency departments, paediatrics departments, private-practice paediatricians and general practitioners)...
April 24, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414152/rituximab-for-immunologic-renal-disease-what-the-nephrologist-needs-to-know
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REVIEW
Andreas Kronbichler, Martin Windpessl, Herwig Pieringer, David R W Jayne
Rituximab (RTX), a chimeric, monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody, is increasingly used in immune-mediated renal diseases. While licensed in the induction treatment of ANCA-associated vasculitis, it represents one of the most commonly prescribed off-label drugs. Much of the information regarding its safety has been drawn from experience in hematology and rheumatology. Ample evidence illustrates the safety of RTX, however, rare but serious adverse events have emerged that include progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy and hepatitis B reactivation...
April 13, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
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
#18
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/28366221/septic-arthritis-of-native-joints
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REVIEW
John J Ross
Septic arthritis is a rheumatologic emergency that may lead to disability or death. Prompt evacuation of the joint, either by arthrocentesis at the bedside, open or arthroscopic drainage in the operating room, or imaging-guided drainage in the radiology suite, is mandatory. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a major cause of septic arthritis in the United States. MRSA joint infection seems to be associated with worse outcomes. Antibiotic courses of 3 to 4 weeks in duration are usually adequate for uncomplicated bacterial arthritis...
June 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282061/hydroxychloroquine-retinopathy
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REVIEW
I H Yusuf, S Sharma, R Luqmani, S M Downes
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ; Plaquenil) is used increasingly in the management of a variety of autoimmune disorders, with well established roles in dermatology and rheumatology and emerging roles in oncology. Hydroxychloroquine has demonstrated a survival benefit in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus; some clinicians advocate its use in all such patients. However, Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine (CQ) have been associated with irreversible visual loss due to retinal toxicity. Hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity is far more common than previously considered; an overall prevalence of 7...
June 2017: Eye
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