Adaptation and validation of an Arabic version of a 10 ‐item patient‐reported outcome measure of physical function in rheumatoid arthritis

ConclusionThe validation study showed that the Arabic PF ‐10a had acceptable psychometric characteristics, in terms of internal consistency and construct validity. The Arabic PF‐10a is a reliable and valid instrument to be used by Arabic RA patients.
Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Authors: Pincus T, Castrejon I, Yazici Y, Gibson KA, Bergman MJ, Block JA Abstract Osteoarthritis (OA) may be associated with substantial work disability, morbidity, costs, and increased mortality rates, often similar to rheumatoid arthritis (RA), documented in many published reports over the last 4 decades. However, OA generally has been viewed as less severe than RA. This discrepancy may be explained in part by:a) RA may have been considerably more severe in the past, prior to effective therapies.b) most older individuals have radiographic joint damage, which often is not associated with clinical symptoms.c) RA i...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: It is uncertain whether Tai Chi has any effect on clinical outcomes (joint pain, activity limitation, function) in RA, and important effects cannot be confirmed or excluded, since all outcomes had very low-quality evidence. Withdrawals from study were greater in the control groups than the Tai Chi groups, based on low-quality evidence. Although the incidence of adverse events is likely to be low with Tai Chi, we are uncertain, as studies failed to explicitly report such events. Few minor adverse events (joint and muscle soreness and cramps) were described qualitatively in the narrative of two of the studies. T...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conclusion Trochlear pain (trochleodynia) is becoming recognized as a set of disorders that can present in isolation or concomitantly with co-existing migraines, tension-type headaches, or other headache disorders, possibly explaining subpar symptom control in a small but significant number of individuals globally. Trochleodynia features unilateral periocular pain that may involve the ipsilateral hemicranium. Pain exacerbation occurs with trochlear palpation and supraduction of the affected eye especially in the adducted position. Trochleodynia may respond to oral NSAIDs if symptoms are mild and of recent onset. While ora...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractRoutine assessment of patient index data 3 (RAPID3) is a simple, valid and reliable tool designed to measure disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA causes significant disability and diminishes health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). The aim of this study was to investigate how RAPID3 is related to HR-QoL in patients with RA. In this cross-sectional study performed at the tertiary outpatient clinic 68 consecutive patients (58 females, and 10 males) with established RA were enrolled. RAPID3 and EuroQoL-5D-3L (EQ-5D-3L) were used to measure disease activity and quality of life, respectively. ...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusion MI-OLIF in patients with symptomatic lumbar spine degenerative lesions with RA seems to provide good short-term clinical and radiologic outcomes. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: Shabanzadeh DM Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by pain, swelling and progressive destruction of the joints leading to loss of function and invalidity. The bone destruction in RA is characterised by two distinct features: structural joint damage and hand bone loss, and their prevention is an important treatment goal. Inhibitors of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-inhibitors) have markedly improved the treatment options in RA patients who fail treatment with conventional synthetic Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (sDMARDS), but their effectiveness with ...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research
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Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Sagittal spinopelvic parameters were found to be significantly different in RA patients and normal controls. Correlation analysis revealed significant relationships between radiographic parameters and clinical outcomes. In particular, C7/SFD and SSA were found to be significant predictors of clinical outcomes in RA.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Spotlight on Deformity Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundDiscovery Elbow System (DES) is a semi-constrained prosthesis, mainly used for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).MethodsRecords from 79 patients with RA (90 DES arthroplasties) were reviewed; 47 patients with 55 DES elbows were re-examined. Range of motion (ROM) of both elbows, upper limb function, and quality of life (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand [DASH] score, Mayo Elbow Performance Score [MEPS], and the RAND 36-Item Health Survey [RAND-36]) were assessed. Cementing quality was assessed, and radiolucent lines measured from plain radiographs. Mean follow-up was 64 (range 24 –123...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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