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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30770509/validity-and-responsiveness-of-combined-inflammation-and-combined-joint-damage-scores-based-on-the-omeract-rheumatoid-arthritis-mri-scoring-system-ramris
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Ulf Sundin, Mikkel Østergaard, Daniel Glinatsi, Anna-Birgitte Aga, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Merete L Hetland, Kristian Stengard-Pedersen, Peter Junker, Bo J Ejbjerg, Paul Bird, Philip G Conaghan, Siri Lillegraven, Espen A Haavardsholm
OBJECTIVE: The RAMRIS [Outcome Measures in Rheumatology rheumatoid arthritis (RA) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Scoring system] is used in clinical RA trials. We have investigated methods to combine the RAMRIS features into valid and responsive scores for inflammation and joint damage. METHODS: We used data from 3 large randomized early RA trials to assess 5 methods to develop a combined score for inflammation based on RAMRIS bone marrow edema, synovitis, and tenosynovitis scores, and a combined joint damage score based on erosions and joint space narrowing...
February 15, 2019: Journal of Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30755781/overlap-of-characteristic-serological-antibodies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-wheat-related-disorders
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Yuanyuan Yang, Payal Deshpande, Karthik Krishna, Vinodh Ranganathan, Vasanth Jayaraman, Tianhao Wang, Kang Bei, John J Rajasekaran, Hari Krishnamurthy
Background and Aims: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and celiac disease (CD) are members of the autoimmune disease family while they have been shown to share multiple aspects in epidemiology and clinical manifestations. The aim of this study was to assess the presence of wheat protein antibodies in RA seropositive subjects and the presence of RA diagnostic markers in subjects with seropositive wheat-related disorders including CD. Methods: Serum samples were collected from 844 subjects with joint pain and/or gastrointestinal symptoms and tested by a CD panel (anti-tTG and anti-DGP), a Wheat Zoomer (WZ) antibody panel (IgG/IgA to 14 wheat proteins), and a RA panel (anti-CCP and anti-RF)...
2019: Disease Markers
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30740935/automated-text-message-enhanced-monitoring-versus-routine-monitoring-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-trial
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Laura Kuusalo, Tuulikki Sokka-Isler, Hannu Kautiainen, Päivi Ekman, Markku J Kauppi, Laura Pirilä, Tuomas Rannio, Toini Uutela, Timo Yli-Kerttula, Kari Puolakka
OBJECTIVE: Frequent monitoring of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients is required for achieving good outcomes. We studied the influence of text message (SMS) enhanced monitoring on early RA outcomes. METHODS: We randomized 166 early, disease-modifying antirheumatic drug naive RA patients to SMS-enhanced follow-up or routine care. All patients attended visits at 0, 3, and 6 months, and a follow-up visit at 12 months. Treatment was at the physicians' discretion...
February 11, 2019: Arthritis Care & Research
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30739130/toreforant-an-orally-active-histamine-h-4-receptor-antagonist-in-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-despite-methotrexate-mechanism-of-action-results-from-a-phase-2-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-synovial-biopsy-study
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David L Boyle, Samuel E DePrimo, Cesar Calderon, Dion Chen, Paul J Dunford, William Barchuk, Gary S Firestein, Robin L Thurmond
OBJECTIVE/DESIGN: In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple-dose study, we assessed the molecular mechanism of action of the selective histamine-4-receptor antagonist toreforant. PATIENTS/TREATMENT: Patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) despite methotrexate were randomized (3:1) to toreforant 30 mg/day (weeks 0-52) or placebo (weeks 0-12) followed by toreforant 30 mg/day (weeks 12-52). METHODS: Primary biomarker analyses comprised 39 different proteins/mRNA transcripts measured in synovial biopsy (n = 39) and/or time-matched serum (n = 15) samples collected at baseline and week 6...
February 9, 2019: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30737767/trial-of-labor-after-cesarean-section-in-risk-pregnancies-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Sjur Lehmann, Elham Baghestan, Per Engebret Børdahl, Lorentz Muller Irgens, Svein Arvid Rasmussen
INTRODUCTION: In most pregnancies after a cesarean section, a trial of labor is an option. The objective of the study was to explore trial of labor and its failure in pregnancies with medical risk conditions, in a population with a high trial of labor rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a cohort study (n=57 109), using data from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway 1989-2014, women with a second delivery after a first pregnancy cesarean section were included. Preterm, multiple, and non-cephalic deliveries were excluded...
February 8, 2019: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30688235/-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-bibliometric-study-of-35-years-of-research
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Shri Ram
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a disease caused by compression of the median nerve passing through the wrist. Patients suffer from severe pain and paresthesis in the median nerve. Compression of the median nerve occurs, with prolonged working on keyboards (computer or laptop or music players) being one of the reasons along with others such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. CTS research holds great promise for the patients as well as doctors for better medical treatment. The study has been carried out with an objective to analyze research progress based on the literature published on CTS during the last 35 years...
January 2019: Neurology India
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30685064/the-frequency-of-remission-and-low-disease-activity-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-their-ability-to-identify-people-with-low-disability-and-normal-quality-of-life
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I C Scott, F Ibrahim, G Panayi, A P Cope, T Garrood, A Vincent, D L Scott, B Kirkham
OBJECTIVE: Treat-to-target in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recommends targeting remission, with low disease activity (LDA) being an alternative goal. When deciding to target remission or LDA, important considerations are the likelihood of attaining them, and their impacts on function and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). We have addressed this by studying: (a) the frequency of remission and LDA/remission; (b) DAS28-ESR trends after remission; (c) ability of remission vs. LDA to identify patients with normal function (HAQ ≤ 0...
December 28, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30681555/evaluation-of-alexithymia-in-patients-affected-by-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Maria Sole Chimenti, Giulia Lavinia Fonti, Paola Conigliaro, Juna Hitaj, Paola Triggianese, Miriam Teoli, Marco Galluzzo, Marina Talamonti, Barbara Kroegler, Elisabetta Greco, Roberto Perricone
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are chronic autoimmune diseases leading to joint damage, functional limitation, and disability and are typically associated with several comorbidities. Alexithymia is a personality trait characterized by a disregulation of emotion processing and regulation of emotions that involves a dissociation of emotional and physical responses to life events. A broad association between alexithymia and symptoms as depression, inflammation, and pain has been demonstrated...
January 2019: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30681271/evaluation-of-sumo1-and-pou2af1-in-whole-blood-from-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-and-at-risk-relatives
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Maria Fernanda Romo-García, Hilda Susana Nava-Ramírez, Martin Zapata-Zúñiga, Noe Macías-Segura, David Santiago-Algarra, Jose Dionisio Castillo-Ortiz, Yadira Bastián, Cesar Ramos-Remus, Jose Antonio Enciso-Moreno, Julio Enrique Castañeda-Delgado
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disorder characterized by chronic and symmetrical inflammation of synovial tissue with subsequent joint destruction. SUMO1 is an important regulator of apoptosis through non-canonical mechanism in synovial fibroblasts, and POU2AF1 is a known B-cell transcriptional co-activator. The specific objective of this study was to measure the expression of SUMO1 and POU2AF1 on first-degree relatives of patients with RA and also in the preclinical and clinical stages of RA and describe their possible role in RA physiopathology...
January 25, 2019: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30680930/reduction-in-upper-limb-joint-surgery-among-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis-using-danish-health-care-registers
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René Cordtz, Samuel Hawley, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, Pil Højgaard, Kristian Zobbe, Lars Erik Kristensen, Søren Overgaard, Anders Odgaard, Bolette Gylden Soussi, Lene Dreyer
OBJECTIVES: Joint replacement surgery is a proxy of severe joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the introduction of biological DMARDs (bDMARDs) on the incidence rate (IR) of upper limb joint replacements among newly diagnosed RA patients. METHODS: Using the Danish National Patient Register, incident RA patients from 1996-2012 were identified. Each patient was matched on age, sex and municipality with up to 10 general population controls...
January 25, 2019: Arthritis Care & Research
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30657087/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-diagnosis-of-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-south-of-brazil
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Rafael Kmiliauskis Santos Gomes, Ana Carolina de Linhares, Lucas Selistre Lersch
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease characterized by peripheral and symmetrical polyarthritis. It can be divided into Very Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (VERA) diagnosed up to 3 months of symptoms and late onset (Late Early Rheumatoid Arthritis - LERA), diagnosed between 3 and 12 months. Currently, it is recommended to evaluate the patient with joint symptoms as early as possible, and the first 12 weeks of manifestations represent the ideal phase for the diagnosis, favoring a better evolution of the treatment...
October 22, 2018: Advances in rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30656412/secular-trends-in-the-incidence-and-prevalence-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-within-members-of-an-integrated-health-care-delivery-system
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Aniket A Kawatkar, Sherine E Gabriel, Steven J Jacobsen
The study objective was to estimate secular trends in the overall incidence rate (IR) and prevalence rate (PR) of rheumatoid arthritis (RA); and subgroup-specific IR and PR by race, ethnicity, and sex in a multi-ethnic population of a large integrated health care delivery system. An ecological study was conducted within the adult population of Kaiser Permanente Southern California health plan. From January 1995 up to and including December 2014, annual IR and PR were calculated separately by race, ethnicity, sex and pooled overall...
January 17, 2019: Rheumatology International
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30635202/total-elbow-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
Dafang Zhang, Neal Chen
Total elbow arthroplasty design has evolved in recent decades. Indications for total elbow arthroplasty include advanced rheumatoid arthritis to osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, adverse sequelae of trauma, and unreconstructable acute fractures. This article summarizes the current evidence for total elbow arthroplasty, including the history of total elbow arthroplasty, an overview of the recent trends and designs, and current evidence-based outcomes. Outcomes are assessed for specific indications, namely rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, acute trauma, and younger patients...
January 8, 2019: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30612769/clinical-outcomes-after-hip-arthroscopy-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-matched-pair-control-study-with-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Lyall Ashberg, Leslie C Yuen, Mary R Close, Itay Perets, Mitchell R Mohr, Edwin O Chaharbakhshi, Benjamin G Domb
PURPOSE: This study analyzed minimum 2-year hip arthroscopy outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and non-RA control patients. It also examined whether disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) affected RA patient outcomes. We hypothesized that patients with RA undergoing hip arthroscopy would have lower reported outcome scores. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected on all hip arthroscopies performed from 2009-2013. The indications for surgery were patients with hip pain and with physical examination and imaging studies confirming intra-articular pathology in whom conservative management had failed...
January 3, 2019: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30611246/association-of-fish-intake-and-smoking-with-risk-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-age-of-onset-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jeffrey A Sparks, Éilis J O'Reilly, Medha Barbhaiya, Sara K Tedeschi, Susan Malspeis, Bing Lu, Walter C Willett, Karen H Costenbader, Elizabeth W Karlson
BACKGROUND: Prior studies suggest that fish may be protective for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk perhaps through the anti-inflammatory effect of omega-3 fatty acid, but this relationship has not been clearly established. Therefore, we investigated fish intake and RA risk by serologic status, age of onset, and smoking using a prospective cohort study with large sample size, repeated measures of dietary intake, and lengthy follow-up. METHODS: We studied fish intake and RA risk among 166,013 women in two prospective cohorts, the Nurses' Health Study (NHS, 1984-2014) and NHSII (1991-2015)...
January 5, 2019: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30562564/a-review-of-cytokine-targeted-therapy-for-the-management-of-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Amanda Szczepanik, Carlo J Iasella, John F McDyer, Christopher R Ensor
INTRODUCTION: The number of solid organ transplants completed annually continues to trend upwards each year. Despite this, maintenance immunosuppression available on the market has remained relatively stagnant. Standard triple immunosuppression, composed typically of tacrolimus, mycophenolate, and steroids, lead to many side effects that limit the use of these medications. Tacrolimus, specifically, causes nephrotoxicity that can lead to renal dysfunction requiring a kidney transplant down the road...
December 15, 2018: Human Immunology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30551438/amelioration-of-clinical-symptoms-of-patients-with-refractory-rheumatoid-arthritis-following-treatment-with-autologous-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-successful-clinical-trial-in-iran
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Mohsen Ghoryani, Zhaleh Shariati-Sarabi, Jalil Tavakkol-Afshari, Ali Ghasemi, Javad Poursamimi, Mojgan Mohammadi
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune arthropathy characterized by synovial hyperplasia leading to functional impairment. Although the exact cause of RA is unknown, there is evidence suggesting the role of T cell subtypes in the pathogenesis of RA. Conventional therapy in some RA patients is associated with mild or severe side effects, and resistance of some patients has been reported to these types of therapy. The therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) introduced them as a novel therapeutic choice for the treatment of rheumatic diseases...
January 2019: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30546311/genetic-polymorphisms-of-tyms-mthfr-atic-mtr-and-mtrr-are-related-to-the-outcome-of-methotrexate-therapy-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-a-chinese-population
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Shuang Lv, HuiZhen Fan, Jiang Li, Hui Yang, Jing Huang, XiaoMing Shu, Lu Zhang, Yuan Xu, Xiaoya Li, Jieyu Zuo, Cheng Xiao
Objective: Analysis of the relationship between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and outcomes of methotrexate (MTX) therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in China. Materials and Methods: TYMS 28 bp VNTR (rs34743033), MTHFR [677C>T (rs1801133) and 1298A>C (rs1801131)], ATIC 347C>G (rs2372536), MTR A2756G (rs1805087), and MTRR 66A>G (rs1801394) enzyme proteins may be related to the outcomes of MTX therapy, according to our previous meta-analysis. A total of 162 patients with RA were included in our study...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30535001/association-of-author-s-financial-conflict-of-interest-with-characteristics-and-outcome-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-randomized-controlled-trials
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Nasim Ahmed Khan, Chau L Nguyen, Talha Khawar, Horace Spencer, Karina D Torralba
Objectives: To examine the prevalence, types and temporal trends of reported financial conflicts of interest (FCOIs) among authors of drug therapy randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for RA and their association with study outcomes. Methods: We identified original, non-phase 1, parallel-group, drug therapy RA RCTs published in the years 2002-03, 2006-07, and 2010-11. Two investigators independently obtained trial characteristics data. Authors' FCOIs were classified as honoraria/consultation fees receipt, employee status, research grant, and stock ownership...
December 10, 2018: Rheumatology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30514359/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-systemic-sclerosis-versus-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-comparative-multicenter-matched-cohort-study
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Stylianos Panopoulos, Maria Tektonidou, Alexandros A Drosos, Stamatis-Nick Liossis, Theodoros Dimitroulas, Alexandros Garyfallos, Lazaros Sakkas, Dimitrios Boumpas, Paraskevi V Voulgari, Dimitrios Daoussis, Konstantinos Thomas, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Georgios Vosvotekas, Dimitrios Vassilopoulos, Petros P Sfikakis
BACKGROUND: Comorbidities are common in chronic systemic connective tissue diseases and are associated with adverse outcomes, increased morbidity and mortality. Although the prevalence of comorbidities has been well-studied in isolated diseases, comparative studies between different autoimmune diseases are limited. In this study, we compared the prevalence of common comorbidities between patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Between 2016 and 2017, 408 consecutive patients with SSc, aged 59 ± 13 years (87% women), were matched 1:1 for age and gender with 408 patients with RA; mean disease duration was 10 ± 8 and 9 ± 8 years, respectively...
December 4, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
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