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https://read.qxmd.com/read/38799782/the-effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-disease-activity-and-fatigue-in-libyan-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Sarah Elfituri
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to investigate the effect of vitamin D supplementation therapy on disease activity and fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective randomized clinical trial was conducted at rheumatology clinics in Tripoli Central Hospital, Libya. The eligible patients received disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and were divided into two groups: group A received 50,000 IU of vitamin D once a week; while group B received conventional DMARDs without vitamin D supplementation...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38799781/usefulness-of-interleukin-1-blockade-in-autoinflammatory-diseases
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EDITORIAL
Alenka Gagro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38799780/clinical-and-laboratory-profiles-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-in-a-new-rheumatology-clinic-in-southwestern-nigeria
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Gbenga Joshua Odunlami, Adeola Ajibade, Bolanle Aderonke Omotoso, Muzamil Olamide Hassan, Adeyemi Abiola Adefidipe, Fatai Olatunde Olanrewaju, Ademola Olusegun Enitan, Tajudin Adesegun Adetunji, Olumide Akinniyi Akinyele, Oluyomi Okunola
INTRODUCTION: The aims were to study the sociodemographic characteristics of patients presenting to the clinic and to study the clinical and serological pattern of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a new rheumatology clinic of a predominantly Yoruba population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study conducted over 7 years (January 2017 - December 2023). Patients who satisfied the 1997 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and/or the 2012 Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) classification criteria were enrolled using their medical records...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38799779/level-of-glial-cell-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-the-blood-plasma-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-and-its-relationship-with-alexithymia
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Yevhenii Shalkovskyi, Mykola Stanislavchuk
INTRODUCTION: Glial cell derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) has an important role in the pathogenetic mechanisms and clinical manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Alexithymia is associated with a severe clinical course and worse prognosis, while the relationship between alexithymia and GDNF in RA patients has not been investigated before. The aims of the study were to investigate the GDNF level in blood plasma in RA patients depending on the presence of alexithymia and to evaluate the relationship of GDNF level with clinical manifestation and quality of life...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38799778/bilateral-rapidly-destructive-coxopathy-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Stoimen Dimitrov, Georgi Gerganov, Simona Bogdanova, Svetlana Hristova, Rosina Moraliyska, Svetoslav Dimitrov, Zhaklin Apostolova, Desislava Simeonova, Tanya Shivacheva, Tsvetoslav Georgiev
Rapidly destructive coxopathy (RDC) is a rare type of coxarthritis marked by swift deterioration of the hip joint. Although its cause remains unclear, several pathophysiological mechanisms are proposed. To comprehensively analyze this poorly understood condition, a literature search was conducted focusing on associations of bilateral RDC and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The problem of long-standing RA, bilateral RDC with a febrile episode that preceded a rapid decline in mobility and severe hip pain, with radiological assessment confirmed bilateral hip destruction, was presented...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38799777/patterns-and-prevalence-of-psychiatric-morbidity-among-individuals-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ajaz Kariem Khan, Junaid Nabi, Ashaq Hussain Parrey, Prasan Deep Rath, Sanan Lone
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the joints, causing inflammation, pain, and potential joint damage. Patients with RA are at high risk of developing psychiatric morbidity; it is important to recognize these psychiatric manifestations. The relationship between psychiatric symptoms and RA is complex and can involve various factors, including the impact of chronic pain, inflammation, medications, and the overall burden of managing a chronic illness...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38799776/assessment-of-hematologic-indices-for-diagnosis-in-juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Gülcan Özomay Baykal, Ebru Oğultekin Vazgeçer, Betül Sözeri
INTRODUCTION: The aim was to present effective approaches utilizing novel hematological parameters for early diagnosis of juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our study at Umraniye Training and Research Hospital involved a jSLE patient cohort from 2016 to 2022 and matched healthy controls aligning with sex and age. We use the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index 2000 (SLEDAI-2K) for disease activity. Our approach was to analyze leukocyte, neutrophil, lymphocyte, monocyte, and platelet counts, along with ratios such as neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR), and monocyte-to-platelet ratio (MPR)...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38799775/indications-response-and-side-effects-of-biologic-treatment-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-an-8-year-study-with-follow-up
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Saeedeh Shenavandeh, Elham Aflaki, Maryam Rasti Jahromi, Afshin Borhani Haghighi, Mohammad Ali Nazarinia
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of Behçet's disease has improved significantly with the introduction of biologic therapies. However, there is still a need for more information about their use. This study aimed to evaluate the indications, response, and side effects of biologic agents in patients with refractory or severe Behçet's disease in the south of Iran, their follow-up and reasons for changing the biologics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 44 patients aged 16-65 years who were prescribed biologic agents for at least 6 months...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38799774/bone-turnover-markers-and-muscle-decay-indicator-in-patients-with-proximal-femur-fracture-a-case-control-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Marcin Łapiński, Krystian Żarnovsky, Katarzyna Czarzasta, Bartosz Maciąg, Grzegorz Maciąg, Olga Adamska, Artur Mamcarz, Artur Stolarczyk
INTRODUCTION: Fracture of the proximal femur is common in elderly patients, in fact threatening their lives. Age-related sarcopenia may be involved in the imbalance resulting in the injury. Handy and readily accessible biochemical tests would be useful to assess the musculoskeletal system condition in daily practice. The aim of the study was to determine whether there is any relation between muscle decay and fracture of the proximal femur and to assess bone quality in elderly patients...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38799773/impact-of-acetabular-roof-s-angle-on-precision-of-cup-center-of-rotation-reproduction-and-placement-in-total-hip-arthroplasty
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Bartosz Maciąg, Dawid Jegierski, Bartłomiej Wilk, Martyna Budzińska, Grzegorz Maciąg, Anna Kupczak, Krystian Żarnovsky, Marcin Łapiński, Tomasz Kordyaczny, Artur Stolarczyk
INTRODUCTION: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is nowadays considered as the most effective treatment option for end-stage hip osteoarthritis (OA) and one of the most successful orthopedic procedures. Precise reproduction of the center of rotation (COR) is among the most important aspects of recreating native hip biomechanics after THA as it is strictly related to muscle tension and force distribution within the hip joint. Both vertical and horizontal shift in cup positioning and COR restoration are commonly observed radiological signs corresponding with lesser functional outcome...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38558899/symptom-intensity-of-post-covid-and-long-covid-syndromes-in-patients-entering-rehabilitation-treatment
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Jan Ceklarz
INTRODUCTION: The problem of post-COVID symptoms is still being analysed. Many of them may be related to other conditions, but the new appearance and greater intensity of some of them, e.g. fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, and neuropathic pain, seem to be related to a previous viral infection. Efforts are being made to determine in more detail the most characteristic symptoms of post-COVID syndrome. The conditions of rehabilitation after COVID-19 provide an opportunity for such observations...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38558898/autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-and-covid-19-vaccination-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study-from-astana
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Kristina Rutskaya-Moroshan, Saule Abisheva, Madina Sarsenova, Vyacheslav Ogay, Tatyana Vinnik, Bakyt Aubakirova, Anilim Abisheva
INTRODUCTION: The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus has had an unprecedented impact on people around the world, particularly those who were suffering from autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AIRDs). The world community acknowledges the significance of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with autoimmune disorders and emphasizes the priority of this category to receive vaccination over the general population. Although many studies have been published since the first phases of vaccination all over the world, multiple related factors still need to be further investigated...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38558897/dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-is-it-the-gold-standard-or-is-bone-mineral-density-everything
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EDITORIAL
Paweł Żuchowski, Daniel Jeka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38558896/burden-of-disease-pain-catastrophizing-and-central-sensitization-in-relation-to-work-related-issues-in-young-spondyloarthritis-patients
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Aicha Ben Tekaya, Hanene Ben Said, Imene Yousfi, Siwar Ben Dhia, Selma Bouden, Leila Rouached, Ines Mahmoud, Rawdha Tekaya, Olfa Saidane, Leila Abdelmoula
INTRODUCTION: Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is a common rheumatic inflammatory disease and can impact patients' work productivity. We aimed to evaluate the impact of pain catastrophizing and central sensitization on work outcomes in young SpA patients and determine the predictive factors of work productivity loss. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study over 6 months. We included patients aged between 18 and 50 years old, diagnosed with axial or peripheral SpA...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38558895/a-three-stage-concept-of-spine-pathology-treatment-a-different-perspective
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REVIEW
Kamil Koszela
Spinal pathologies develop in patients of all ages and may have various underlying factors. These factors include, among others, myofascial pain syndromes, disc herniation and spinal degeneration. Treatment alone, both causal and symptomatic, is not always sufficient in certain situations. The aim of this paper is to discuss the question of comprehensive treatment of spine pathologies focusing on a three-stage treatment concept. An important aspect is to determine the risk factors and their reduction, or at least modification, i...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38558894/autoimmune-diseases-and-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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REVIEW
Arij Cheffai, Melek Kechida
Autoimmune diseases (ADs) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) may be associated in approximately 10-20% of cases. Although this association has been well recognized, it is not always easily diagnosed. The exact physiopathological mechanism involved has yet to be determined but seems to be multifactorial. The therapeutic decision is not well codified and often represents a challenge. But overall, glucocorticosteroids have generally proven to be effective at the expense of a high incidence of dependence and relapse...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38558893/covid-19-prophylaxis-diagnostics-and-treatment-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-the-polish-experts-panel-opinion
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Brygida Kwiatkowska, Magdalena Krajewska-Włodarczyk, Bogdan Batko, Maria Maślińska, Marcin Stajszczyk, Jerzy Świerkot, Piotr Wiland, Zbigniew Żuber, Krzysztof Tomasiewicz
As severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) evolves, infection management in vulnerable populations requires formalized guidance. Although low-virulence variants of SARS-CoV-2 remain predominant, they pose an increased risk of severe illness in adults with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Several disease-specific (chronic long-grade inflammation, concomitant immunosuppression) and individual (advanced age, multimorbidity, pregnancy, vaccination status) factors contribute to excess risk in RMD populations...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38558892/the-state-of-bone-mineral-density-in-men-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-its-relationship-with-the-course-of-the-disease
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Sergii Shevchuk, Oksana Pavliuk
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to study the structural and functional state of bone tissue in men with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to assess its relationship with the course of the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A study was conducted with the participation of 105 men with AS aged from 22 to 59 years (average age was 40.7 ±0.8 years) with a duration of the disease of 8.7 ±0.5 years and 29 persons of the control group. Disease activity and the degree of functional limitations were determined by the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), Ankylosing Spondylitis Activity Score correlated with C-reactive protein (ASDAS-CRP) and the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI)...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38558891/comparison-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-disease-activity-score-and-bath-ankylosing-spondylitis-disease-activity-index-tools-in-assessment-of-axial-spondyloarthritis-activity
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REVIEW
Katarzyna Wiąk-Walerowicz, Ewa Wielosz
Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is an inflammatory joint disease, in which the dominant symptom is inflammatory back pain. It affects approximately 1% of the population, with a higher incidence in males. Spinal pain associated with spondyloarthritis is referred to as inflammatory back pain. In clinical practice, it is extremely important to be able to assess the activity of inflammatory back diseases and to select appropriate treatment and monitor the therapy. Currently, two main tools are used for assessment of the activity of axial spondyloarthritis: BASDAI (Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index) and ASDAS (Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score)...
2024: Reumatologia
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38322108/autoimmunity-and-long-covid-in-children
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Oksana Boyarchuk, Liubov Volianska
Numerous hypotheses regarding the pathogenetic mechanisms of long COVID have been proposed. Immune dysregulation and autoimmunity are among the leading hypotheses. In this article, we present two clinical cases of long COVID. The first case demonstrates the phenotype of long COVID with pain and musculoskeletal symptoms, which is often associated with autoimmunity and mimics systemic connective tissue diseases. In the second case, a high titer of antinuclear antibodies was observed after SARS-CoV-2 infection, but the clinical symptoms were limited to fever and headache...
2023: Reumatologia
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