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https://read.qxmd.com/read/38749561/a-rare-case-of-anti-mi-2-antibody-positive-dermatomyositis-associated-with-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
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LETTER
Okeoghene Akpoigbe, Comfort Anim-Koranteng, Ruhina Tasmin, Amanda Sammut
Dermatomyositis (DM) with myositis-specific autoantibodies (MSAs) such as anti-Mi-2 antibody confers a negative risk for malignancy.1 A diagnosis of DM carries a 24% risk of developing a malignancy.2 .
May 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38749560/point-of-care-ultrasound-with-artificial-intelligence-driven-diagnostics-in-giant-cell-arteritis-blindness-prevention-on-a-global-scale
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Jagannadha Avasarala, Saurav Das, Suresh Keshavamurthy
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common autoimmune systemic vasculitis of older adults.1 Typically, it affects individuals 50 years and older, and more women than men. The lifetime risk of GCA for women is 1% and 0.5% for men.
May 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38749559/ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-association-with-immune-activation
#23
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Michelle J Ormseth, Annette M Oeser, Cecilia P Chung, C Michael Stein
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of hypertension, a major cardiovascular risk factor, is increased in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and may be driven by immune activation. The purpose of this study was to determine if ambulatory 24-hour blood pressure (BP) is elevated in RA versus control participants and associated with immune activation. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 46 patients with RA and 23 control participants. Participants wore an ambulatory BP monitor which obtained diurnal BP every 15-30 minutes and nocturnal BP every 30 minutes...
May 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38749558/the-burden-of-spine-structural-damage-on-the-function-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-adaptation-mediated-uncoupling
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Marcela Paula Santos Penteado, Gustavo Gomes Resende, Ricardo da Cruz Lage, Wilson Campos Tavares, Júlio Silvio de Souza Bueno Filho, Gilda Aparecida Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between spinal damage and functional capacity in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and to compare the performance of two radiographic scores [modified Stoke AS Spine Score (mSASSS) and Combined AS Spine Score (CASSS)]. METHODS: Radiographs from 101 axSpA patients were scored according to de Vlam et al. for cervical facet joints (CFJ) and mSASSS for vertebral bodies. CASSS was calculated as the sum of both scores...
May 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38749557/dose-response-relationship-between-alcohol-drinking-and-gout-risk-do-subtypes-of-alcoholic-beverages-make-a-difference
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Weiwei Chen, Ying Cai, Xiaohui Sun, Bin Liu, Jiacheng Ying, Yu Qian, Jiayu Li, Zhixing He, Chengping Wen, Yingying Mao, Ding Ye
OBJECTIVE: Although previous studies have explored the association of drinking with gout risk, the dose-response relationship was uncertain and the evidence between subtypes of alcoholic beverages and gout risk was limited. METHODS: The weekly alcoholic beverage consumption in the United Kingdom Biobank (UKB) was collected and calculated. The Cox regression model was applied to assess the impact of alcohol drinking and its subtypes on gout risk by calculating the hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI)...
May 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38749556/health-equity-a-challenging-outcome-measure-in-rheumatic-global-health
#26
EDITORIAL
Cinthya Cadena-Trejo, Emilio Motte-García, Paola Montes de Oca-Cuadros, Ingris Peláez-Ballestas
In this issue of The Journal of Rheumatology , Wiens et al1 describe how Indigenous people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their unaffected first-degree relatives perceive access to healthcare services in Canada. This was a cohort study with individuals from remote communities and urbanized centers, representatives of which participated in the construction of a questionnaire to explore health accessibility.
May 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38692670/circulating-interleukin-17a-and-other-inflammatory-proteins-may-predict-cardiovascular-disease-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Emil Rydell, Lennart T H Jacobsson, Carl Turesson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of 92 inflammatory proteins on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with early RA. METHODS: This study included consecutive patients with early RA recruited 1995-2002. Stored plasma samples were analyzed for 92 inflammatory proteins. CVD diagnoses were retrieved from national in-patient and cause-of-death registries. Statistical analyses were pre-designated as hypothesis-driven or exploratory...
May 1, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38692669/the-impact-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-on-first-nations-and-how-we-can-work-with-communities-to-prevent-it
#28
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Hani El-Gabalawy
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is prevalent in many Indigenous North American First Nations (FN) and tends to be seropositive, familial, and disabling, as well as associated with highly unfavorable outcomes such as early mortality. The risk of developing RA is based on a perfect storm of gene-environment interactions underpinning this risk. The gene-environment interactions include a high frequency of shared epitope encoding HLA alleles, particularly HLA-DRB1*1402 , in the background population, and prevalent predisposing environmental factors such as smoking and periodontal disease...
May 1, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38692668/sex-related-differences-in-dispensation-of-rheumatic-medications-in-older-patients-with-inflammatory-arthritis-a-population-based-study
#29
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Sanjana Tarannum, Jessica Widdifield, C Fangyun Wu, Sindhu R Johnson, Paula Rochon, Lihi Eder
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to compare dispensation of rheumatic medications between older male and female patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was performed using health administrative data from Ontario, Canada (years 2010 - 2017) on incident patients with RA and PsA, who were 66 years or older at the time of diagnosis. Yearly dispensation of rheumatic drugs was compared between older male and female patients for three years after diagnosis using multivariable regression models, after adjusting for confounders...
May 1, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38692667/interpersonal-process-of-dyadic-coping-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-perspective-from-the-australian-rheumatology-association-database-arad
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Manasi M Mittinty, Murthy N Mittinty, Rachelle Buchbinder, Marissa Lassere, Vibhasha Chand, Samuel Whittle, Lyn March, Catherine Hill
OBJECTIVE: Dyadic coping, the process of coping that transpires between couples challenged by one partner's illness, is an important predictor of disease adjustment and patient wellbeing. However, dyadic coping in rheumatoid arthritis remains unclear. This study examines the effect of dyadic coping on psychological distress and relationship quality from both participants with rheumatoid arthritis as well as their spouse's perspective. METHODS: Participants and their spouses were invited to participate in an online survey study if they were 18+ years and had lived together for more than a year...
May 1, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38692666/potential-efficacy-of-janus-kinase-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-a-patient-with-coexisting-peripheral-and-axial-spondyloarthritis-and-ulcerative-colitis
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Sho Ishigaki, Nobuhiko Kajio, Noritada Yoshikawa, Hiroaki Taguchi
Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors are effective and recommended in treating patients with coexisting spondyloarthritis (SpA) and ulcerative colitis (UC); however, the evidence of their superiority over other drugs is insufficient.1 Although Janus kinase inhibitors (JAKi) have shown effectiveness in treating UC and psoriatic arthritis, there are no reports of treating coexisting SpA and UC with JAKi monotherapy.
May 1, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38490668/comparison-of-attainment-and-protective-effects-of-lupus-low-disease-activity-state-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-versus-established-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Vera Golder, Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake, Worawit Louthrenoo, Yi-Hsing Chen, Jiacai Cho, Aisha Lateef, Laniyati Hamijoyo, Shue-Fen Luo, Yeong-Jian J Wu, Sandra V Navarra, Leonid Zamora, Zhanguo Li, Sargunan Sockalingam, Yasuhiro Katsumata, Masayoshi Harigai, Yanjie Hao, Zhuoli Zhang, B M D B Basnayake, Madelynn Chan, Jun Kikuchi, Tsutomu Takeuchi, Sang-Cheol Bae, Shereen Oon, Sean O'Neill, Fiona Goldblatt, Kristine Pek Ling Ng, Annie Law, Nicola Tugnet, Sunil Kumar, Cherica Tee, Michael Tee, Naoaki Ohkubo, Yoshiya Tanaka, Chak Sing Lau, Mandana Nikpour, Alberta Hoi, Eric F Morand
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether Lupus Low Disease Activity State (LLDAS) attainment is associated with favorable outcomes in patients with recent onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Data from a 13-country longitudinal SLE cohort were collected prospectively between 2013 and 2020. An inception cohort was defined based on disease duration < 1 year at enrollment. Patient characteristics between inception and noninception cohorts were compared. Survival analyses were performed to examine the association between LLDAS attainment and damage accrual and flare...
May 1, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38621799/high-frequency-of-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-in-patients-with-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome
#33
LETTER
Shay Brikman, Reuven Mader, Amir Bieber
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is known to be associated with metabolic syndrome and with obesity in particular. The prevalence of DISH increases with age, with an average of 10% in those aged 70 years and older.
April 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38621798/feasibility-of-physiotherapist-led-rheumatology-triage-a-randomized-study
#34
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Janet H Roberts, Cheri Gun, Jennifer E Mackinnon, Susan Parlee, Volodko Bakowsky, Trudy Taylor, Claire E H Barber, John G Hanly
OBJECTIVE: Given global shortages in the rheumatology workforce, the demand for rheumatology assessment often exceeds the capacity to provide timely access to care. Accurate triage of patient referrals is important to ensure appropriate utilization of finite resources. We assessed the feasibility of physiotherapist-led triage utilizing a standardized protocol, in identifying cases of inflammatory arthritis (IA), as compared to usual rheumatologist triage of referrals for joint pain, in a tertiary care rheumatology clinic...
April 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38621797/when-should-i-get-my-next-covid-vaccine-data-from-the-surveillance-of-responses-to-covid-19-vaccines-in-systemic-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases-succeed-study
#35
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Dawn M E Bowdish, Vinod Chandran, Carol A Hitchon, Gilaad G Kaplan, J Antonio Avina-Zubieta, Paul R Fortin, Maggie J Larché, Gilles Boire, Anne-Claude Gingras, Roya M Dayam, Ines Colmegna, Luck Lukusa, Jennifer L F Lee, Dawn P Richards, Daniel Pereira, Tania H Watts, Mark S Silverberg, Charles N Bernstein, Diane Lacaille, Jenna Benoit, John Kim, Nadine Lalonde, Janet Gunderson, Hugues Allard-Chamard, Sophie Roux, Joshua Quan, Lindsay Hracs, Elizabeth Turnbull, Valeria Valerio, Sasha Bernatsky
OBJECTIVE: To determine how serologic responses to COVID vaccination/infection in immunemediated inflammatory disease (IMID) are affected by time since last vaccination and other factors. METHODS: Post-COVID-19 vaccination, data and dried blood spots/sera were collected from adults with rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, systemic lupus, ankylosing spondylitis/spondylarthritis and psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis. First sample was at enrolment and then 2-4 weeks and 3, 6, and 12 months after latest vaccine dose...
April 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38621796/knowledge-of-and-stated-adherence-to-the-2020-acr-guideline-for-gout-management-results-of-a-survey-of-us-rheumatologists
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Naomi Schlesinger, Michael H Pillinger, Peter E Lipsky
OBJECTIVE: This report evaluates rheumatologists' stated adherence to and agreement with the 2020 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Guideline for the Management of Gout. METHODS: A 57-item questionnaire was administered to US rheumatologists. Stated adherence scores were based on several guideline recommendations reported to be followed by rheumatologists in practice, whereas stated agreement scores were based on whether respondents always followed the recommendations...
April 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38621795/fibromyalgia-and-the-difficult-synthesis
#37
EDITORIAL
Marco Di Carlo, Benedetta Bianchi, Fausto Salaffi
The pathophysiological uncertainties in fibromyalgia (FM) mean that its diagnosis, to this day, remains a strictly clinical exercise. The physician's evaluation of symptoms is therefore of fundamental importance both for the correct diagnostic framing of the patient and also for guiding a personalized therapeutic approach.1 .
April 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38621794/patient-initiated-follow-up
#38
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Edward Alveyn, James Galloway, Laura C Coates
In the contemporary healthcare climate, we are acutely aware that our resources are finite. This is particularly pertinent in government-funded healthcare settings, where clinical teams often face the challenge of meeting increasing patient demand with static or dwindling capacity.1-4 .
April 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38621792/asdas-crp-and-asdas-esr-cut-offs-for-disease-activity-states-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-are-they-interchangeable
#39
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Stylianos Georgiadis, Lykke Midtbøll Ørnbjerg, Brigitte Michelsen, Tore K Kvien, Daniela Di Giuseppe, Johan K Wallman, Jakub Závada, Sella A Provan, Eirik Klami Kristianslund, Ana Maria Rodrigues, Maria José Santos, Žiga Rotar, Katja Perdan Pirkmajer, Dan Nordström, Gary J Macfarlane, Gareth T Jones, Irene van der Horst-Bruinsma, Pasoon Hellamand, Mikkel Østergaard, Merete Lund Hetland
OBJECTIVE: Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score with C-reactive protein (ASDAS-CRP) is recommended over erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ASDAS-ESR) to assess disease activity in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). Although ASDAS-CRP and ASDAS-ESR are not interchangeable, the same disease activity cut-offs are used for both. We aimed to estimate optimal ASDAS-ESR values corresponding to the established ASDAS-CRP cut-offs (1.3, 2.1 and 3.5) and investigate the potential improvement of level of agreement between ASDAS-ESR and ASDAS-CRP disease activity states when applying these estimated cut-offs...
April 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38561190/pan-american-league-of-associations-for-rheumatology-recommendations-for-the-treatment-of-psoriatic-arthritis
#40
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Daniel G Fernández-Ávila, Wilson Bautista-Molano, María Lorena Brance, María Gabriela Ávila Pedretti, Rubén Burgos Vargas, José Francisco Díaz Coto, Luis Arturo Gutiérrez, Marwin Gutiérrez, Enrique Giraldo Ho, Sebastián Eduardo Ibáñez Vodnizza, Edwin Jáuregui, Vanessa Ocampo, Penélope Esther Palominos, Daniel Ruben Palleiro Rivero, Guillermo Andrés Quiceno, Fernando Andrés Sommerfleck, Luis Enrique Vega Espinoza, Oscar Vega Hinojosa, Claudia Vera Barrezueta, Inés Corbacho, Vanesa Laura Cosentino, Annelise Goecke Sariego, Gustavo Gomes Resende, Lina María Saldarriaga-Rivera, Cesar Francisco Pacheco Tena, Gustavo Citera, Carlos Lozada, Roberto Ranza, Percival D Sampaio-Barros, Emilce Schneeberger, Enrique R Soriano
OBJECTIVE: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is chronic disease that compromises multiple domains and might be associated with progressive joint damage, increased mortality, functional limitation, and considerably impaired quality of life. Our objective was to generate evidence-based recommendations on the management of PsA in Pan American League of Associations for Rheumatology (PANLAR) countries. METHODS: We used the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE)-ADOLOPMENT approach to adapt the 2019 recommendations of the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology...
April 15, 2024: Journal of Rheumatology
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