Radiographic changes in TMJ in relation to serology and disease activity in RA patients.

CONCLUSION: DAS28 score and disease activity are strong indicators of TMJ affection in RA patients when compared to RF and ACCP. ACCP is a better indicator of changes in condylar measurements than TMJ osteoarthritic changes. While RF is the least efficient indicator of TMJ involvement in RA patients. PMID: 31530023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dentomaxillofacial Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Dentomaxillofac Radiol Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Endovascular preoperative embolization of the IMAX is feasible, safe and likely effective in reducing blood volume loss in complex TMJ replacement surgery. PMID: 31594444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: Reumatología Clínica (English Edition)Author(s): Susana Aideé González-Chávez, César Pacheco-Tena, Rosa María Campos Torres, Celia María Quiñonez-Flores, Greta Reyes-Cordero, Teresita de Jesús Caraveo FrescasAbstractObjectiveTo characterize the orofacial abnormalities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and compare them with those in a reference population.MethodsThe study included 30 RA patients and 30 consecutive patients in an odontology clinic in whom RA was ruled out. Patients underw...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusions: PET/CT images provide unique quantitative information that cannot be obtained from any other imaging modalities.
Source: Quintessence International - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2019Source: The Egyptian RheumatologistAuthor(s): Hanan M. Elshoura, Nayera Z. Saber, Mohamed A. Elwy, Mervat M. AbdelhakimAbstractAim of the workTo assess the effectiveness of perineural injection therapy (PIT) as a new modality in the management of chronic pain and dysfunction of the TMJ in RA patients and to study if it has any role in tissue regeneration.Patients and methodsOut of 19 RA patients with persistent TMJ involvement and pain despite receiving systemic treatment, 13 agreed to have PIT and only 11 completed the study; 21 TMJ (10 bilateral and 1 unilateral) were asse...
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionOur results suggest that canonical Wnt and NF- κB signaling pathways participate in the hypernociception and inflammatory response in TMJ synovial membrane during the development of rheumatoid arthritis in rats.
Source: Inflammation Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
Discussion The mandible normally grows in a symmetric downward and forward movement relative to the skull base. The condyle is the primary growth center. “The mandible is unique in that its 2 joints and growth centers function together as a single unit.” It is the last bone in the body to reach skeletal maturity. The mandible and its growth are important for maxillary growth and therefore many problems that affect the mandible affect the facial and skulls structures as well. These growth problems can be relatively insidious and therefore may need monitoring over longer periods of time such as patients with unde...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Conclusions: NaF-PET/CT scan appears to be a valuable imaging approach in evaluating the metabolic activity in osseous structures of the TMJ in RA patients. The degree of NaF uptake in the TMJ correlated with biochemical parameters of disease severity based on DAS28-CPR and DAS28-ESR scores.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Data Analysis & amp; Management Posters Source Type: research
Conclusions: RA patients appear to have significantly higher metabolic activity in the TMJ than age/ gender matched healthy control subjects. Our results illustrate the potential value of using FDG-PET/CT for evaluation of TMJ disorders and suggest that this modality may be applied for monitoring effects of treatment regimens.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Data Analysis & amp; Management Posters Source Type: research
Authors: Crincoli V, Anelli MG, Quercia E, Piancino MG, Di Comite M Abstract Aims: Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) represent a heterogeneous group of inflammatory or degenerative diseases of the stomatognatic system, with algic and/or dysfunctional clinical features involving temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and related masticatory muscles. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune polyarthritis characterized by the chronic inflammation of synovial joints and oral implications such as hyposalivation, difficulty in swallowing and phoning, feeling of burning mouth, increased thirst, loss of taste or unpleasant taste ...
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
ConclusionFor the first time, using the K/BxN model we could demonstrate that, due to its anatomical and mechanical conditions, the temporomandibular joint seems to be less susceptible to the initiation of RA compared to limb joints. Therefore, additional investigations are needed on other arthritis models as well, in order to further improve our understanding of the pathogenesis and defense mechanisms of the disease.
Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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