Carotid Atherosclerosis Predicts CV Events in Psoriatic Disease

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 -- For patients with psoriatic disease (PsD), carotid atherosclerosis, as detected by ultrasound, predicts future incident cardiovascular events (CVEs), according to a study published online June 5 in Arthritis&...
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Publication date: July–August 2019Source: Reumatología Clínica (English Edition), Volume 15, Issue 4Author(s): Marcos Cruces, Soham Al Snih, Natalí Serra-Bonett, Juan C. RivasAbstractBackgroundRheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with disease in clinical remission might show subclinical synovitis, which can be related to the progress of structural joint damage.ObjectiveTo determine and compare the degree of synovial inflammation by ultrasound (US) in patients with RA in clinical remission, treated with DMARD or combination therapy with DMARD and anti-TNF.MethodsHospital-based cross-sectional study ...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
A Midwestern grocery chain, Hy-Vee, is taking an unusual—and highly controversial—approach to reducing health care costs. Before employees in certain cities can undergo knee replacement, they first must visit a stem cell provider. Hy-Vee has contracted with one of the U.S.’ leading stem cell companies—Regenexx, based in Des Moines, Iowa—that claims injections of concentrated bone marrow or platelets can help patients avoid expensive joint surgery. Regenexx has persuaded over 100 employers to include its services in their health insurance plans. In a marketing booklet, Regenexx, whose injection...
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Authors: Sions JM, Crippen DC, Hicks GE, Alroumi AM, Manal TJ, Pohlig RT Abstract Study design: Cross-sectional study. Background: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is an effective tool for stimulating multifidus muscle contractions. Ultrasound imaging (USI) is valid and reliable for quantifying multifidus activity represented by percent thickness change from a resting to contracted state. Thus, USI may be used to help determine optimal NMES intensity. Objectives: To explore NMES intensity effects on multifidus thickening in adults with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Methods: Sixty patients wit...
Source: Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord Source Type: research
Conclusion: MASEI demonstrates to be a reliable tool in PsA. All enthesis US Doppler definitions demonstrate to be reliable for its use in PsA with minimal differences, being PD MASEI the most sensitive in active patients. PMID: 31210075 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Scand J Rheumatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A considerable number of PsA patients have clinical estimated intermediate or high risk of a fatal CV event. Carotid US study detects subclinical vascular disease and may be useful to depict the real risk. The presence of atheroma is only partially explained by the classical CV risk factors. PMID: 31203214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
In patients with PsA involving the hands, structural alterations of the dominant hand assessed by conventional x-ray and ultrasound are associated with loss of strength measured objectively with dynamometry and greater disability also studied subjectively using the HAQ.
Source: Clinical Biomechanics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThe limited improvement in the WOMAC pain score and the lack of synovitis improvement with lutikizumab, together with published results from trials of other IL ‐1 inhibitors, suggest that IL‐1 inhibition is not an effective analgesic/antiinflammatory therapy in most patients with knee OA and associated synovitis.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
(Wiley) Patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis -- collectively termed psoriatic disease -- face increased heart risks. A new study published in Arthritis&Rheumatology indicates that ultrasound imaging of the carotid arteries can reveal the extent to which patients' arteries are clogged and also indicate their risk of experiencing future cardiovascular events.
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ConclusionThe burden of carotid atherosclerosis is associated with an increased risk of developing future CVE. Combining vascular imaging data with information on traditional cardiovascular risk factors could improve the accuracy of cardiovascular risk stratification in patients with PsD.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Full Length Source Type: research
Two separate studies suggest that ultrasound stimulation may be an alternative to the use of implantable devices for treating conditions that respond to neuromodulation, including arthritis and hyperglycemia.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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