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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662824/matrix-metalloproteinases-and-synovial-joint-pathology
#1
Charles J Malemud
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are zinc-dependent enzymes. These enzymes play a critical role in the destruction of articular cartilage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and the spondyloarthropathies. MMP gene expression is upregulated in these synovial joint pathologies in response to elevated levels of proinflammatory cytokines and soluble mediators such as tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1 (IL-1), IL-6, IL-17, and interferon-γ. These molecules are capable of activating the mitogen-activated protein kinase and Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) pathways by binding the cytokine to their respective receptors on immune cells, macrophages, chondrocytes, synoviocytes, and osteocytes leading to increased synthesis of MMPs...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551170/switching-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-axial-spondyloarthritis
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REVIEW
Atul Deodhar, David Yu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of switching tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitors on patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: PubMed literature searches were conducted using combinations of search terms including ankylosing spondylitis, spondyloarthropathy, spondyloarthritis, switch/switching, drug survival, and TNF/tumor necrosis factor to identify published articles with data on outcomes related to switching biologic therapies in patients with axSpA...
April 25, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488046/features-of-the-achilles-tendon-paratenon-and-enthesis-in-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-a%C3%A2-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-study
#3
H Harman, E Süleyman
AIM: We analyzed the ultrasonographic (US) features of the Achilles tendon (AT), paratenon (AP), and enthesis in patients with axial spondyloarthropathies (SpA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and compared these to healthy subjects. Relationships between these findings and clinical and functional parameters were identified. METHODS: The study included 40 axial SpA and 27 RA patients, as well as 30 healthy subjects. Clinical evaluation relied on the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), Bath AS Functional Index (BASFI), AS Quality of Life Questionnaire (ASQoL), Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28), and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), as well as on a visual analog scale (VAS) for entheseal pain and the Madrid Sonographic Enthesistis Index (MASEI)...
May 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445313/serum-apoprotein-a1-levels-are-inversely-associated-with-disease-activity-in-gout-from-a-southern-chinese-han-population
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Heqing Huang, Bing Yu, Wen Liu, Qingyan Lin, Liying Chen, Juan Chen, Lihua Duan, Guixiu Shi
To analyze the alteration of lipid profile and inflammatory markers in the serum of patients with gouty arthritis (GA), the levels of serum lipid profile, C-reactive protein (CRP), and erythrocyte sedimentation rates (ESRs) were measured in the serum of 69 gout patients, 35 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 23 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS)/spondyloarthropathy (SpA), and 25 patients with osteoarthritis (OA). The serum levels of apoprotein A1 (Apo-A1) were significantly decreased in patients with gout when compared with RA, AS/SpA, and OA patients...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438449/ankylosing-spondylitis-increases-perioperative-and-postoperative-complications-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
#5
Daniel J Blizzard, Colin T Penrose, Charles Z Sheets, Thorsten M Seyler, Michael P Bolognesi, Christopher R Brown
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic autoimmune spondyloarthropathy that primarily affects the axial spine and hips. Progressive disease leads to pronounced spinal kyphosis, positive sagittal balance, and altered biomechanics. The purpose of this study is to determine the complication profile of patients with AS undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: The Medicare sample was searched from 2005 to 2012 yielding 1006 patients with AS who subsequently underwent THA...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194777/familial-mediterranean-fever-patients-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa
#6
Secil Vural, Mustafa Gundogdu, Nihal Kundakci, Thomas Ruzicka
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) has recently been described as a component of two autoinflammatory syndromes: PASH (pyoderma gangrenosum, acne, and HS) and PAPASH (pyoderma gangrenosum, acne, pyogenic arthritis, and HS). These associations together with others such as inflammatory bowel diseases suggest that defects in autoinflammatory pathways may play a role in the pathogenesis of HS. OBJECTIVES: To describe clinical and genetic characteristics of two unrelated patients with HS and familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103205/is-the-use-of-agile-patency-capsule-prior-to-videocapsule-endoscopy-useful-in-all-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
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Andrada Gheorghe, Denise Carmen Mihaela Zahiu, Theodor Alexandru Voiosu, Bogdan Radu Mateescu, Mihail Radu Voiosu, Mihai Rimbaş
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: As already known, spondyloarthritis patients present a striking resemblance in intestinal inflammation with early Crohn's disease. Moreover, the frequent use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is an important part of their treatment. Both conditions could lead to intestinal stenoses. Therefore we proposed to investigate the usefulness of the patency capsule test in patients with spondyloarthritis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 64 consecutive patients (33 males; mean age 38 ± 11 years) that fulfilled the AMOR criteria for seronegative spondyloarthropathy (59...
June 1, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065978/spontaneous-bilateral-quadriceps-rupture-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
#8
Azib Shahid, Hafiz Shahid Mushtaq, Syed Muhammad Azfar
Ankylosing spondylitis is a prototype rheumatoid factor-negative spondyloarthropathy that causes the vertebrae to fuse making the spine less flexible, resulting in a hunched-forward posture. A 47-year-old male who was a known case of ankylosing spondylitis presented with left quadriceps rupture after raising his right foot to lightly hit a football. He was fitted with a knee immobilizer as an emergency measure. The extent of the rupture was not yet established when patient requested leave to go home. The right quadriceps was ruptured as well when he took his immobilizer off to go the bathroom...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028958/the-effectiveness-of-exergames-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ali Yavuz Karahan, Fatih Tok, Pelin Yildirim, Banu Ordahan, Gozde Turkoglu, Nilay Sahin
BACKGROUND: Exergames are a well-known type of game based on a virtual avatar's body movements. This hightech approach promotes an active lifestyle. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of exergames on pain, disease activity, functional capacity and quality of life in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 60 patients, who were randomized into either the exergame group (EG) or the control group (CG)...
September 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984714/il-17-blockade-in-psoriasis
#10
Patrick R Burkett, Vijay K Kuchroo
IL-17A both directly induces and synergizes with other cytokines to promote autoimmune tissue inflammation. Secukinumab and ixekizumab are monoclonal antibodies (mAb) that inhibit interleukin-17A. These two agents were recently approved for treatment of psoriasis, and secukinumab is also approved for treatment of two spondyloarthropathies, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
December 15, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936930/different-contributions-of-cdkal1-kif21b-and-lrrk2-muc19-polymorphisms-to-sapho-syndrome-rheumatoid-arthritis-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-seronegative-spondyloarthropathy
#11
Nan Li, Junfen Ma, Kai Li, Changlong Guo, Liang Ming
OBJECTIVES: Synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and seronegative spondyloarthropathy (SPA) are autoimmune diseases of unknown etiology, which share some clinical manifestations in common. Previous family-based investigations support genetic contributions to the susceptibility of these diseases. The current study evaluated whether three previously reported AS-associated single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs6908425 T>C in CDKAL1, rs11584383 T>C near KIF21B, and rs11175593 C>T near LRRK2/MUC19, have any genetic overlap across multiple autoimmune diseases including SAPHO syndrome, RA, AS, and SPA...
February 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834119/correlation-of-periodontal-disease-with-inflammatory-arthritis-in-the-time-before-modern-medical-intervention
#12
Bruce Rothschild
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists as to possible correlation of periodontal disease with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Confounding factors may relate to stringency of inflammatory disease diagnosis and to effect on periodontal disease of therapeutic intervention for rheumatoid arthritis. These were investigated. METHODS: Forty-five individuals with documented rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease were examined from the Hamann-Todd collection of human skeletons compiled between 1912 and 1938, in addition to fifteen individuals contemporarily incorporated in the collection were examined for tooth loss, cavity occurrence, average and maximum lingual and buccal depth of the space between tooth and bone, periosteal reaction, serpentine bone resorption, abscess formation and root penetration of bone surface and analyzed by analysis of variance (ANOVA)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749215/burden-of-illness-associated-with-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-a-multiperspective-european-cross-sectional-observational-study
#13
Joachim Sieper, Tim Holbrook, Christopher M Black, Robert Wood, Xiaohan Hu, Sumesh Kachroo
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) on patients and society based on real-world evidence from the Adelphi nr-axSpA Disease Specific Programme, a cross-sectional survey of rheumatologists and their patients in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK. METHODS: Physicians completed patient record forms for the next two patients consulting with nr-axSpA (diagnosis at the physician's judgement); patients were invited to complete a patient self-completion form...
November 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729768/efficacy-of-an-acquainted-drug-in-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-low-back-pain-sulfasalazine-under-investigation
#14
Jamileh Moghimi, Ali Asghar Rezaei, Raheb Ghorbani, Mohammad Reza Razavi, Daryoush Pahlevan
In the current study, the overall prevalence and the main underlying etiologies of inflammatory low back pain (ILBP) were determined, and the effectiveness of treatment with sulfasalazine was investigated in patients with inflammatory versus mechanical low back pain (LBP). In a prospective study conducted from July 2013 until August 2015, 1,779 consecutive patients within the age range of 18-50 years with a primary complaint of LBP referring to the rheumatology clinics were included. The patients were classified into two distinct groups: those suffering from ILBP (n=118) and those having mechanical LBP (n=1,661)...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686662/different-roles-of-tnf-inhibitors-in-acute-anterior-uveitis-associated-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-state-of-the-art
#15
Claudia Fabiani, Antonio Vitale, Giuseppe Lopalco, Florenzo Iannone, Bruno Frediani, Luca Cantarini
The purpose of the present review was to provide a comprehensive picture of the efficacy of the different tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibiting agents in the treatment of acute anterior uveitis (AAU), the most common extra-articular manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). AS related, AAU may lead to severe visual impairment, due to frequent flare recurrences, anterior, and posterior segment complications and traditional treatment side effects. Considerably higher levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) have been assessed in the aqueous humor and inflamed joints of patients with AS...
November 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670695/the-role-of-dickkopf-1-in-joint-remodeling-and-fibrosis-a-link-connecting-spondyloarthropathies-and-scleroderma
#16
REVIEW
Kalliopi Klavdianou, Stamatis-Nick Liossis, Lazaros Sakkas, Dimitrios Daoussis
BACKGROUND: Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1) is a soluble inhibitor of the canonical Wnt pathway, which plays critical roles in embryonic development. Evidence suggests that this molecule regulates several aspects of both bone biology and fibrosis. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of our current knowledge of the role of Dkk-1 in joint remodeling and fibrosis. METHODS: We performed an electronic search (Medline) using the following key words: Dickkopf-1 (or Dkk-1), new bone formation, joint remodeling, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic sclerosis (or scleroderma), and fibrosis, supplemented by a manual search of references from retrieved articles...
August 23, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648196/insight-on-bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-its-association-with-disease-activity-and-radiographic-damage
#17
Adel Mahmoud, Dalia Fayez, Mervat Mammdouh Abou Gabal, Sherin Mohamed Hosny Hamza, Takwa Badr
INTRODUCTION: Fusion of joints as well as intervertebral spaces by the formation of bony spurs appearing as syndesmophytes and osteophytes are the hallmark of spondyloarthropathies which accounts for disability. The aim of this study was to assess the serum level of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-7 in ankylosing spondylitis and its relationship with disease activity and the radiographic damage. METHODS: This longitudinal case control study was conducted in Ain Shams University Hospitals (Egypt)...
July 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512252/functional-limitations-due-to-foot-involvement-in-spondyloarthritis
#18
Nihal Ozaras, Nuri Havan, Emine Poyraz, Aylin Rezvanı, Teoman Aydın
[Purpose] Spondyloarthritis is a major inflammatory disease followed-up in the rheumatology clinics, foot involvement in spodyloarthritis is common. The functional states of patients with spondyloarthritis are usually evaluated globally. The aim of this study was to assess the foot involvement-related functional limitations in patients with spondyloarthritis. [Subjects and Methods] Patients with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis with foot pain more than 4 weeks who underwent anteroposterior and lateral feet radiography were enrolled into the study...
July 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27460224/implementation-of-protocolized-tight-control-and-biological-dose-optimization-in-daily-clinical-practice-results-of-a-pilot-study
#19
N Lesuis, L M Verhoef, L M Nieboer, G A Bruyn, P Baudoin, R F van Vollenhoven, Mejl Hulscher, Fhj van den Hoogen, A A den Broeder
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of education, guideline development, and individualized treatment advice on rheumatologist adherence to tight control-based treatment and biological dose optimization in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and spondyloarthropathy (SpA) patients. METHOD: This pilot study, among two rheumatologists and two specialized nurses in a general hospital, combined education, feedback, local guideline development, and individualized treatment advice...
March 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27425039/new-insights-toward-the-pathogenesis-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-genetic-variations-and-epigenetic-modifications
#20
REVIEW
Mahdi Mahmoudi, Saeed Aslani, Mohammad Hossein Nicknam, Jafar Karami, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, characterized by typically an axial arthritis. AS is the prototype of a group of disorders called spondyloarthropathies, which is believed to have common clinical manifestations and genetic predisposition. To date, the exact etiology of AS remains unclear. Over the past few years, however, the role of genetic susceptibility and epigenetic modifications caused through environmental factors have been extensively surveyed with respect to the pathogenesis of AS, resulted in important advances...
March 2017: Modern Rheumatology
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