Sexual Function and Intimacy Impaired in Inflammatory Arthritis Sexual Function and Intimacy Impaired in Inflammatory Arthritis
Patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA) report significant impairments in sexual function and intimate relationships, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Andrew R. Deitchman, Or Kalchiem-Dekel, Nevins Todd, Robert M. ReedAbstractThe association between inflammatory myopathies anti-synthetase syndrome and interstitial lung disease has been recognized since the 1950s. Patients generally present with gradual onset of symptoms and slow progression of fibrosis over months to years. Herein, we describe a previously well 51-year-old man who presented with three months of progressive small joint arthritis, cough, dyspnea, and eventually hypoxemic respiratory failure following a viral ...
ConclusionsMultiple site of infection ,sever osteomylitis, and delay in fever response consolidated the fact of high virulence of salmonella in SCD patients. We do not encounter significant resistant rate to both quinolone and cephalosporin.
Conclusions: Ocular involvement (mostly uveitis) in juvenile inflammatory arthritis and other pediatric rheumatic diseases varied between 3% and 50% depending on the underlying condition; and was highest in pediatric Bechet’s. In JIA, the highest frequency of uveitis was in oligoarticular JIA; with anterior uveitis being the most frequent type of uveitis. There was variation geographically for uveitis in JIA.
ConclusionAlthough a randomized clinical trial is needed, this systematic review tends to support daptomycin usage for bone and joint infections.
Publication date: August 2019Source: Molecular Immunology, Volume 112Author(s): Elizabeth A. Bemis, Jill M. Norris, Jennifer Seifert, Ashley Frazer-Abel, Yuko Okamoto, Marie L. Feser, M. Kristen Demoruelle, Kevin D. Deane, Nirmal K. Banda, V. Michael HolersAbstractRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a complex autoimmune disease with an etiology that is not yet well understood, disproportionally affects women and also varies in incidence and prevalence by population. The presence of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) is a highly specific biomarker for the diagnosis of clinically apparent RA. ACPA are also present in the ...
Conclusion: The IR of CV events in our Italian multicentre cohort was lower than that reported in other European and non-European cohorts. Low-dose ASA may have a role in the primary prophylaxis of CV events in RA patients. PMID: 31192004 [PubMed]
Publication date: 15 June 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 242, Issue 3234Author(s): Debora MacKenzieAn arthritis drug might prevent Alzheimer's, but the firm that owns it isn't keen to develop it. Debora MacKenzie reports
CONCLUSIONS: A virtual multidisciplinary toxicity team for irAEs was a feasible and used service, and facilitated toxicity identification and management. PMID: 31200355 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Caraffa A, Gallenga CE, Kritas SK, Ronconi G, Conti P Abstract Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a complex chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, with rheumatological manifestations, which afflicts mainly women. SLE presents various heterogeneous clinical aspects and different pathogeneses and involves the production of anti- DNA autoantibodies which are deposited as immune complexes in various organs and tissues, provoking inflammation. These diseases cause multiple tissue and organ damage in arthritis, skin lesions, hematologic changes, renal and neurologic disorders, and others (Table I). In SLE,...