Switching from Intravenous to Subcutaneous Formulation of Abatacept: A Single-center Italian Experience on Efficacy and Safety.

CONCLUSION: SC ABA showed a risk of relapse in 27% of cases. The reinsertion of the IV administration quickly reinstated disease control. PMID: 25512476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

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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: Collectively, given its sensitivity with low cell numbers and avoidance of radioactive substrates, UHPLC-MS/MS–based analysis of FPGS activity may be eligible for routine therapeutic drug monitoring of MTX in RA and leukemia for therapy (non)response evaluations.
Source: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
AbstractRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disabling disease that is associated with increased localized and generalized osteoporosis (OP). Previous studies estimated that approximately one-third of the RA population experience bone loss. Moreover, RA patients suffer from a doubled fracture incidence depending on several clinical factors, such as disease severity, age, glucocorticoid (GC) use, and immobility. As OP fractures are related to impaired quality of life and increased mortality rates, OP has an enormous impact on global health status. Therefore, there is an urgent need for a holistic approach in daily clinica...
Source: Drugs and Aging - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
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
Authors: Ciccacci C, Latini A, Perricone C, Conigliaro P, Colafrancesco S, Ceccarelli F, Priori R, Conti F, Perricone R, Novelli G, Borgiani P Abstract Autoimmune diseases (AIDs) are complex diseases characterized by persistent or recurrent inflammation, alteration of immune response, and production of specific autoantibodies. It is known that different AIDs share several susceptibility genetic loci. Tumor necrosis factor alpha inducible protein 3 (TNFAIP3) encodes the ubiquitin-modifying enzyme A20, which downregulates inflammation by restricting NF-κB, a transcription factor that regulates expression of var...
Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: J Immunol Res Source Type: research
If you’re like most people, you’ve seen a ton of direct-to-consumer (DTC) drug ads in recent years. They’re all over television, in magazines, online, on billboards, and slapped on the sides of buses, promoting treatments for arthritis, cancer, heartburn, psoriasis, flagging memory — and more. The deluge of drug ads can be overwhelming. Worse, the information is often incomplete, biased, or confusing. That’s why we’re launching the Harvard Health Ad Watch series to highlight some benefits and problems with health product advertisements. We’ll focus on the evidence behind the ads an...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Drugs and Supplements Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Objective The aim of the study was to assess the time effect of intra-articular injection with triamcinolone hexacetonide in rheumatic patients. Design A prospective case-control study with patients submitted to one intra-articular injection with triamcinolone hexacetonide. Patients were followed monthly (12 mos) for pain and swelling. Results Two hundred sixty-two joints were assessed in 158 patients with mean ± SD age of 60 ± 13.7 yrs. Remission was observed at 3, 6, and 12 mos in 142 (54.19%), 111 (42.36%), and 105 (40.07%) joints, respectively. The mean ± SD time effect were 8 ± 4.0 ...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
Neutrophils are the most abundant, short lived, and terminally differentiated leukocytes with distinct tiers of arsenals to counter pathogens. Neutrophils were traditionally considered transcriptionally inactive cells, but recent researches in the field led to a paradigm shift in neutrophil biology and revealed subpopulation heterogeneity, and functions pivotal to immunity and inflammation. Furthermore, recent unfolding of metabolic plasticity in neutrophils has challenged the long-standing concept of their sole dependence on glycolytic pathway. Metabolic adaptations and distinct regulations have been identified which are ...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The Danish unadjusted version of the HAQ-DI showed acceptable internal construct validity. Application of the logit MCID classified an additional one in six patients as having achieved an MCID compared to the MCID calculated on the ordinal scale, which may have potential implications for the powering of future studies. PMID: 31538511 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Scand J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Authors: Nosaki Y, Ohyama K, Watanabe M, Yokoi T, Nakamichi K, Saijo M, Miura Y, Iwai K Abstract Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system caused by reactivation of the JC virus under an immunosuppressed state. This condition carries a high risk of cryptococcal meningitis. We herein report a 65-year-old woman who simultaneously developed PML and cryptococcal meningitis and presented with bilateral sixth nerve palsy. She had been treated with methotrexate and infliximab for rheumatoid arthritis. Her symptoms improved with antifungal drug treatment and d...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
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