Inflammatory back pain and associated disease conditions among patients with chronic low back pain in Bangladesh
In this study, we estimated the prevalence of IBP and the subtypes of SpA in a tertiary hospital in Bangladesh. MethodsThis 1 year cross‐sectional study was conducted among 240 CLBP patients in a rheumatology outpatient clinic. Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society classification criteria of IBP and predefined recognized classification criteria were followed to define different subtypes of SpA. Means and standard deviations were reported for continuous variables. Descriptive and bi‐variate analyses were accordingly performed. ResultsOf 240 CLBP patients, 60 (25%) had IBP and 180 (75%) had mechanical back pain (MBP). Among the 60 IBP patients, 52 (86.6%) had predominantly axial SpA (axSpA) and eight (13.4%) had predominantly peripheral spondyloarthritis. In the axSpA group, 49 (94.2%) had radiographic axSpA (rd‐axSpA) also known as AS and three (5.8%) had non‐radiographic axSpA (nr‐axspA). AxSpA patients could be divided into eight (15.35%) with psoriasis, two (3.8%) with reactive arthritis and one patient (1.9%) had arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Fifty (83.3%) IBP and 73 (40.6%) MBP patients had age at onset of back pain
CONCLUSION: Our study strongly affirms the efficacy of an interdisciplinary approach including surgical and innovative medical strategies based on immunotherapy in patients with advanced chemo-resistant synchronous cervical and lung cancer. The present findings support the use of NGS to drive a targeted rational treatment especially in heavily pre-treated patients. PMID: 31007844 [PubMed]
Authors: Singh RK, Dhama K, Chakraborty S, Tiwari R, Natesan S, Khandia R, Munjal A, Vora KS, Latheef SK, Karthik K, Singh Malik Y, Singh R, Chaicumpa W, Mourya DT Abstract Nipah (Nee-pa) viral disease is a zoonotic infection caused by Nipah virus (NiV), a paramyxovirus belonging to the genus Henipavirus of the family Paramyxoviridae. It is a biosafety level-4 pathogen, which is transmitted by specific types of fruit bats, mainly Pteropus spp. which are natural reservoir host. The disease was reported for the first time from the Kampung Sungai Nipah village of Malaysia in 1998. Human-to-human transmission also occu...
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CONCLUSIONS: The knowledge about the culture, context, migration history, idioms of distress, help-seeking behaviour and traditional healing methods, obtained from diverse sources can be applied in the design and delivery of culturally appropriate interventions. Attention to past exposure to traumatic events and losses need to be paired with attention for ongoing stressors and issues related to worries about the future. It is important to design MHPSS interventions in ways that mobilise the individual and collective strengths of Rohingya refugees and build on their resilience. PMID: 31006421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 22 April 2019Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Godwin TuryasinguraAbstractA 23 year old Ugandan, Black, Mukiga, mother of two presented to us one year after delivery with severe lower abdominal pain, failure to pass urine, slight vaginal bleeding and a mass protruding from her vagina. Vaginal examination revealed she had a prolapsed urethral mucosa which was undergoing ischemic necrosis. Her condition was successfully treated by surgical excision of the prolapsed mucosa. The patient had no urinary, genital or other symptoms at 6 weeks, 6 months and at one and half years follow up.
ConclusionsAlthough the results did not show any relationship between forms of plica remnants and primary disease type, all patients diagnosed with suprapatellar plica syndrome showed complete septum type suprapatellar plicae. A large population study is required in the future.
Publication date: Available online 22 April 2019Source: The Egyptian RheumatologistAuthor(s): Samar R. Mohamed, Nanis O. Neseem, Shereen S. Metwally, Basma A. El-KadyAbstractAim of the workThe study was performed to assess the diagnostic potential of anti-carbamylated proteins (anti-CarP) antibodies in Egyptian patients with RA and their relation to clinical manifestations, laboratory findings and radiological damage.Patients and methodsThe study involved 90 RA patients and 90 matched healthy controls. Disease activity score (DAS28) and health assessment questionnaire (HAQ) were assessed. Plain x-ray hands and feet were pe...
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