Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy mimicking a reactive arthritis: a case report and review of the literature

Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) is a syndrome characterized by abnormal proliferation of skin and periosteal tissues of the extremities. It can be a rare hereditary disease (pachydermoperiostosis) or can b...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS Anterior cruciate ligament suture with the InternalBrace ligament augmentation judging from the results achieved by our group of patients brings very good clinical outcomes already at 6 months postoperatively. This method allows the athletes to return to full load soon. It maintains the kinematics and knee joint proprioception, and thus can potentially contribute to the prevention of post-traumatic arthritis. Strict application of indication criteria is a precondition to success. A longer follow up and evaluation of a larger number of patients will, however, be necessary to definitely confirm the success of thi...
Source: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech Source Type: research
This article reviews the structure, biochemical composition and functions of the synovial membrane and by focusing on the role of synovial fibroblasts explains key features of articular tissue remodelling particularly under disease conditions.
Source: Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Authors: Saxena P, Muthu V, Dhooria S, Sehgal IS, Prasad KT, Agarwal R Abstract Methotrexate monotherapy is a common management strategy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Treatment with immunosuppression can lead to opportunistic infections such as Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP). The treatment options for PJP include cotrimoxazole, clindamycin-primaquine and dapsone. Though these drugs are generally well tolerated, they can result in potentially severe adverse effects. Sometimes several undesired events may occur in a single patient, reminding us of Murphy's law. Herein, we report a case which exemplifies this ...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
This study found that frequent mental distress and history of depression are common features among adults with arthritis in all states, but with considerable variability across states.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news
The ACR and RheumPAC are working to secure an annual allocation of $20 million dedicated to research on arthritis prevention and treatment in the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program budget.
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: From the College Legislation & Advocacy Arthritis Arthritis Foundation Department of Defense (DoD) Research Funding RheumPAC Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur meta-analysis suggests that study location, patient population, and a background DMARD treatment influence placebo ACR20. These along with placebo response temporal profiles have important implications for designing and interpreting RA clinical trials.
Source: Clinical Drug Investigation - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur patient ’s case highlights the importance of assessing the clonal relationships of the lymphoid components of a composite lymphoma and Epstein-Barr virus screening in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma in patients with autoimmune disease.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
We report a patient with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, who developed rheumatoid arthritis after exposure to natalizumab. While some multiple sclerosis therapies are known to unmask autoimmune conditions, natalizumab is rarely implicated as a cause of alternative autoimmunity. This case illustrates an unusual clinical scenario which may support recent scientific work suggesting that when natalizumab blocks T helper 1 cells from entering the central nervous system, T helper 17 cells may continue to migrate into immune-privileged spaces and cause pathologic inflammation.Brief Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) pati...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Jorge Zamora-Quezada, MD, falsely diagnosed patients has having rheumatoid arthritis, treated them with toxic drugs, and falsified medical records to mislead a federal investigation.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Ming-Jer Hsieh, Cheng-Hung Lee, Ming-Lung Tsai, Chang-Fu Kao, Wen-Ching Lan, Yu-Tung Huang, Wen-Yi Tseng, Ming-Shien Wen, Shang-Hung ChangAbstractBackgroundTumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) improve joints outcomes and reduce cardiovascular (CV) risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, 20-45% of RA patients are TNFi poor responders and have a significantly higher risk of CV events. In these TNFi non-responders, the use of second-line biological agents to improve synovial outcomes is supported by clinical...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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