Development of a Provisional Core Domain Set for Polymyalgia Rheumatica: Report from the OMERACT 12 Polymyalgia Rheumatica Working Group.
CONCLUSION: A provisional core domain set, presented for clinical trials in PMR, comprises acute phase markers, physical function, death, glucocorticoid-related adverse events, and development of giant cell arteritis. Measurement instruments are suggested that may cover each domain, but these require formal validation for clinical trials in PMR. PMID: 26568595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - November 15, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Helliwell T, Brouwer E, Pease CT, Hughes R, Hill CL, Neill LM, Halls S, Simon LS, Mallen CD, Boers M, Kirwan JR, Mackie SL Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Nighttime Blood Pressure Patterns and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
CONCLUSION: Women with SLE were more likely to have an altered nighttime BP pattern than controls. In women with SLE, nondipper pattern and nocturnal HTN were independently associated with increased subclinical atherosclerosis measured by PWV. PMID: 26568596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - November 15, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Sabio JM, Martinez-Bordonado J, Sánchez-Berná I, Vargas-Hitos JA, Mediavilla JD, Navarrete-Navarrete N, Zamora-Pasadas M, Ruíz ME, Jiménez-Alonso J Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Associations between Knee Joint Effusion Synovitis and Knee Pain in Older Adults.
CONCLUSION: Knee joint effusion synovitis has independent associations with knee pain in older adults. Suprapatellar pouch effusion synovitis is associated with nonweight-bearing and weight-bearing knee pain, while posterior femoral recess and central portion effusion synovitis are only associated with nonweight-bearing pain. PMID: 26568597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - November 15, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Wang X, Jin X, Han W, Cao Y, Halliday A, Blizzard L, Pan F, Antony B, Cicuttini F, Jones G, Ding C Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Knee Pain Patterns and Associations with Pain and Function in Persons with or at Risk for Symptomatic Radiographic Osteoarthritis: A Cross-sectional Analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Knee pain location is routinely assessed in clinical practice. We determined the patterns of patient-reported pain locations for persons with knee osteoarthritis (OA). We also examined associations between knee pain patterns and severity of self-reported pain with activity and self-reported functional status. METHODS: The Osteoarthritis Initiative data were used to examine reports of pain location (localized, regional, or global) and type and extent of knee OA. Multivariable ANCOVA models were used to determine associations between the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Survey (KOOS) P...
Source: J Rheumatol - November 15, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Riddle DL, Makowski M Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Vasoactive Therapy in Systemic Sclerosis: Real-life Therapeutic Practice in More Than 3000 Patients.
CONCLUSION: These data clearly indicate that many patients with SSc do not yet receive sufficient vasoactive therapy. Further, in recent years, a marked change of treatment regimens can be observed. PMID: 26568599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - November 15, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Moinzadeh P, Riemekasten G, Siegert E, Fierlbeck G, Henes J, Blank N, Melchers I, Mueller-Ladner U, Frerix M, Kreuter A, Tigges C, Lahner N, Susok L, Guenther C, Zeidler G, Pfeiffer C, Worm M, Karrer S, Aberer E, Bretterklieber A, Genth E, Simon JC, Distl Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Outcome Measures in Polymyalgia Rheumatica. A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSION: The outcome measures and instruments used in PMR are numerous and diversely defined. The establishment of a core set of validated and standardized outcome measurements is needed. PMID: 26568600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - November 15, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Duarte C, Ferreira RJ, Mackie SL, Kirwan JR, Pereira da Silva JA Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Risk Factors for Symptomatic Avascular Necrosis in Childhood-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
CONCLUSION: Patients with cSLE with severe organ involvement including nephritis and CNS disease and higher maximal daily dose of PRED are more likely to develop symptomatic AVN. PMID: 26568601 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - November 15, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Yang Y, Kumar S, Lim LS, Silverman ED, Levy DM Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Flare Rate in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Low Disease Activity or Remission When Tapering or Stopping Synthetic or Biologic DMARD: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSION: Results suggest that more than one-third of patients with RA with LDA or in remission may taper or stop DMARD treatment without experiencing a disease flare within the first year. Dose reduction of TNF blockers results in lower flare rates than stopping and may be noninferior to continuing full dose. Radiological progression after treatment deescalation remains low, but may increase slightly. PMID: 26428204 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kuijper TM, Lamers-Karnebeek FB, Jacobs JW, Hazes JM, Luime JJ Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Hydroxychloroquine Blood Levels in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Clarifying Dosing Controversies and Improving Adherence.
CONCLUSION: There was a trend toward higher disease activity with lower HCQ levels. Renal failure dosing led to suboptimum levels. We show that weight-based dosing (max 400 mg daily) is appropriate and that height does not appear to influence levels. Measurement, counseling, and repeated testing can increase adherence rates. PMID: 26428205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Durcan L, Clarke WA, Magder LS, Petri M Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Concomitant Methotrexate Protects Against Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors.
CONCLUSION: Concomitant MTX reduces the incidence of TKA by 56% in patients with RA during longterm treatment with TNF inhibitors. PMID: 26428206 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Asai S, Takahashi N, Funahashi K, Yoshioka Y, Takemoto T, Terabe K, Asai N, Ishiguro N, Kojima T Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Subclinical Atherosclerosis Is Not Accelerated in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis with Low Disease Activity: New Data and Metaanalysis of Published Studies.
CONCLUSION: Low AS disease activity is not associated with accelerated atherosclerosis. PMID: 26428207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Arida A, Protogerou AD, Konstantonis G, Konsta M, Delicha EΜ, Kitas GD, Sfikakis PP Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Fragility Fractures in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Compared with the General Population.
CONCLUSION: The 50-80% increased rate of hip fracture adds to the total burden of RA while the shifted distribution of cervical/trochanteric fractures in OA is in support of subchondral bone alterations. PMID: 26428208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Yamamoto Y, Turkiewicz A, Wingstrand H, Englund M Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Effect of Urate Lowering Therapy on Renal Disease Progression in Hyperuricemic Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether urate lowering therapy (ULT) could delay renal disease progression in hyperuricemic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of hyperuricemic patients with stage 3 CKD followed from September 2005 to July 2014 in Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea. A total of 158 eligible patients were identified and 65 of them were treated with ULT in addition to the usual CKD management. We divided the patients according to the use of ULT and compared the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) change from baseline val...
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kim Y, Shin S, Kim K, Choi S, Lee K Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Gout and Association with Erectile Dysfunction.
PMID: 26429202 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Gelber AC Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

The Renaissance of Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies as a Predictor of Relapse: Ippon for Japan.
PMID: 26429203 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tervaert JW Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Do "Evidence-Based Recommendations" Need to Reveal the Evidence? Minimal Criteria Supporting an "Evidence Claim".
Do "Evidence-Based Recommendations" Need to Reveal the Evidence? Minimal Criteria Supporting an "Evidence Claim". J Rheumatol. 2015 Oct;42(10):1737-9 Authors: Christensen R, Singh JA, Wells GA, Tugwell PS PMID: 26429204 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Christensen R, Singh JA, Wells GA, Tugwell PS Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Dysphagia Related to Esophagus Compression by Anterior Cervical Ossification in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis.
bry S PMID: 26429205 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Toussirot É, Mauvais O, Aubry S Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Levamisole-induced Vasculitis in a Cocaine User.
PMID: 26429206 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Hahn E, Bogoch II Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Switching from Intravenous to Subcutaneous Formulation of Abatacept: Different Results in a Series of 21 Patients.
PMID: 26429207 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Monti S, Breda S, Grosso V, Todoerti M, Montecucco C, Caporali R Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Dr. Genovese comments.
PMID: 26429208 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Genovese M Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Dr. Reggia, et al, reply.
PMID: 26429209 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Reggia R, Tincani A, Franceschini F, Cavazzana I Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

14-3-3η in "Seronegative" Rheumatoid Arthritis.
14-3-3η in "Seronegative" Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2015 Oct;42(10):1995 Authors: Naides SJ, Marotta A PMID: 26429210 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - October 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Naides SJ, Marotta A Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Ultrasound as an Outcome Measure in Gout. A Validation Process by the OMERACT Ultrasound Working Group.
CONCLUSION: These first steps in evaluating the validity of US as an outcome measure for gout show that the reliability of the definitions ranged from moderate to excellent in static images and somewhat lower in patients, indicating that a standardized scanning technique may be needed, before testing the responsiveness of those definitions in a composite US score. PMID: 26329333 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Terslev L, Gutierrez M, Schmidt WA, Keen HI, Filippucci E, Kane D, Thiele R, Kaeley G, Balint P, Mandl P, Delle Sedie A, Hammer HB, Christensen R, Möller I, Pineda C, Kissin E, Bruyn GA, Iagnocco A, Naredo E, D'Agostino MA, OMERACT Ultrasound Working Gro Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Reduction of Inflammation Drives Lipid Changes in Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of changing inflammation on lipid levels in ankylosing spondylitis. METHODS: In a cohort of 230 patients, lipid levels were measured at baseline and after 52 weeks of treatment with tumor necrosis factor-α-blocking agents (anti-TNF). RESULTS: Total cholesterol (TC; +4.6%), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (+4.3%), and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C; +3.7%) increased upon treatment. Changes were most evident in patients with substantial reduction in inflammatory levels (TC +8.2% vs +1.6% and HDL-C +8.3% vs +2.2% in patients with C-reacti...
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Heslinga SC, Peters MJ, Ter Wee MM, van der Horst-Bruinsma IE, van Sijl AM, Smulders YM, Nurmohamed MT Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in 89 Patients with Takayasu Arteritis (TA): Comparison Before and After the TA Diagnosis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal and neonatal outcomes in patients before and after a diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis (TA). METHODS: Patients diagnosed with TA according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria were selected from the Vasculitis Outpatient Clinic of the Rheumatology Division. Healthy female staff members of this hospital of similar age and educational level were selected as the controls. The disease data were obtained from an ongoing electronic database protocol. A standardized questionnaire, emphasizing gestational history, was applied to both groups. The prevalence of fetomat...
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Assad AP, da Silva TF, Bonfa E, Pereira RM Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

The Longitudinal Reliability and Responsiveness of the OMERACT Hand Osteoarthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scoring System (HOAMRIS).
CONCLUSION: Good to very good interreader ICC values were found for cross-sectional readings, whereas the longitudinal reliability was lower because of a smaller range of change scores. All features, except cysts and BML, showed good responsiveness. PMID: 26329336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Haugen IK, Eshed I, Gandjbakhch F, Foltz V, Østergaard M, Bøyesen P, Bird P, Genant HK, Peterfy CG, Conaghan PG Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Patient-reported Outcomes across Categories of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
CONCLUSION: ERA and undifferentiated JIA categories had poorer PRO than other JIA categories. Further work is needed to address ways to improve PRO in children with JIA, with a special focus on children with ERA and undifferentiated JIA. PMID: 26329337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Taxter AJ, Wileyto EP, Behrens EM, Weiss PF Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Downregulation of Tryptophan-related Metabolomic Profile in Rheumatoid Arthritis Synovial Fluid.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Synovial fluid (SF) is one of the most important materials that reflect the pathophysiological process of arthritis. A metabolomic and lipidomic study of SF was performed with the aim of identifying tentative diagnostic markers or therapeutic candidates for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: SF was aspirated from 10 patients with RA and 10 patients with osteoarthritis (OA). RA SF and OA SF were collected and analyzed by ultraperformance liquid chromatography quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Associations among clinical variables, laboratory results, and metabolic profiles were i...
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kang KY, Lee SH, Jung SM, Park SH, Jung BH, Ju JH Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

OMERACT Filter Evidence Supporting the Measurement of At-work Productivity Loss as an Outcome Measure in Rheumatology Research.
CONCLUSION: Our current recommendations for at-work productivity loss measures are: WALS (Workplace Activity Limitations Scale), WLQ PDmod (Work Limitations Questionnaire with modified physical demands scale), WAI (Work Ability Index), WPS (Arthritis-specific Work Productivity Survey), and WPAI (Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire). Our future research focus will shift to confirming core contextual factors to consider in the measurement of worker productivity. PMID: 26329339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Beaton DE, Dyer S, Boonen A, Verstappen SM, Escorpizo R, Lacaille DV, Bosworth A, Gignac MA, Leong A, Purcaru O, Leggett S, Hofstetter C, Peterson IF, Tang K, Fautrel B, Bombardier C, Tugwell PS Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 and Adiponectin and Associations with Muscle Deficits, Disease Characteristics, and Treatments in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The objective of our study was to evaluate associations between 2 serum biomarkers [insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and adiponectin] and skeletal muscle in RA. METHODS: Whole-body dual energy X-ray absorptiometry measures of the appendicular lean mass index (ALMI; kg/m(2)) and total fat mass index (kg/m(2)), as well as the peripheral quantitative computed tomography measures of the lower leg muscle and fat cross-sectional area (CSA; cm(2)) and muscle density (an index of fat infiltration) were obtained from 50 participants with RA, ages 18-70 years. Multivariable linear regression analyses evaluated associations ...
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Baker JF, Von Feldt JM, Mostoufi-Moab S, Kim W, Taratuta E, Leonard MB Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

The Influence of Weather Conditions on Joint Pain in Older People with Osteoarthritis: Results from the European Project on OSteoArthritis.
This study examined whether daily weather conditions, 3-day average weather conditions, and changes in weather conditions influence joint pain in older people with osteoarthritis (OA) in 6 European countries. METHODS: Data from the population-based European Project on OSteoArthritis were used. The American College of Rheumatology classification criteria were used to diagnose OA in older people (65-85 yrs). After the baseline interview, at 6 months, and after the 12-18 months followup interview, joint pain was assessed using 2-week pain calendars. Daily values for temperature, precipitation, atmospheric pressure, relat...
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Timmermans EJ, Schaap LA, Herbolsheimer F, Dennison EM, Maggi S, Pedersen NL, Castell MV, Denkinger MD, Edwards MH, Limongi F, Sánchez-Martínez M, Siviero P, Queipo R, Peter R, van der Pas S, Deeg DJ, EPOSA Research Group Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Missing Anticitrullinated Protein Antibody Does Not Affect Short-term Outcomes in Early Inflammatory Arthritis: From the Canadian Early Arthritis Cohort.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Anticitrullinated protein antibody (ACPA) is as sensitive as, but more specific than, rheumatoid factor (RF) and is detected earlier in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although part of the RA classification criteria, ACPA testing is not routinely paid for/accessible in all jurisdictions. The effect of missing ACPA testing was studied to determine whether failure to perform ACPA testing could cause a care gap in early inflammatory arthritis. METHODS: Nearly 2000 patients (n = 1998) recruited to an early inflammatory arthritis cohort were allocated into 3 groups: (1) seropositive (either RF+ or A...
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Shu J, Bykerk VP, Boire G, Haraoui B, Hitchon C, Thorne JC, Tin D, Keystone EC, Pope JE, for CATCH Investigators Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Factors Associated with the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Korean Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
CONCLUSION: Our study found, within a year, an incidence rate of 10.5% for new CAM use among patients with no previous experience with CAM. Sex, depression, and household type were significantly associated with new CAM use. PMID: 26329343 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Han M, Sung YK, Cho SK, Kim D, Won S, Choi CB, Bang SY, Cha HS, Choe JY, Chung WT, Hong SJ, Jun JB, Jung YO, Kim SK, Kim TH, Koh E, Lee HS, Lee J, Lee JH, Lee SS, Nah SS, Shim SC, Yoo DH, Yoo WH, Yoon BY, Jee SH, Bae SC Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Exploration, Development, and Validation of Patient-reported Outcomes in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-associated Vasculitis Using the OMERACT Process.
CONCLUSION: The OMERACT vasculitis working group is on schedule to achieve its goals of developing validated PRO for use in clinical trials of AAV. PMID: 26329344 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Robson JC, Milman N, Tomasson G, Dawson J, Cronholm PF, Kellom K, Shea J, Ashdown S, Boers M, Boonen A, Casey GC, Farrar JT, Gebhart D, Krischer J, Lanier G, McAlear CA, Peck J, Sreih AG, Tugwell PS, Luqmani RA, Merkel PA Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings following Intraarticular Infliximab Therapy for Refractory Temporomandibular Joint Arthritis among Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
CONCLUSION: IA IFX allowed for progression of refractory TMJ arthritis in most but not all children with JIA. PMID: 26329345 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Stoll ML, Vaid YN, Guleria S, Beukelman T, Waite PD, Cron RQ Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Toward Quality of Cardiovascular Preventive Care for Patients with Rheumatic Diseases.
PMID: 26330123 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Davis JM Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the 21st Century: Treatment Patterns and Disease Activity States.
PMID: 26330124 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Nikiphorou E, Rannio T, Sokka T Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Participation in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
PMID: 26330125 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Houghton KM Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Wrist Involvement of Calcium Hydroxyapatite Deposition Disease.
PMID: 26330126 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ruban TN, Albert L Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Is the Title Appropriate?
PMID: 26330127 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Danve A Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Dr. Jadon replies.
PMID: 26330128 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Jadon D Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia in Japanese Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors: A Pooled Analysis of 3 Agents.
PMID: 26330129 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tanaka M, Sakai R, Koike R, Harigai M Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Clinical Update: Conservative Management of Carpometacarpal Joint Osteoarthritis.
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Source: J Rheumatol - September 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Villafañe JH, Valdes K, Berjano P, Wajon A Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Does Rheumatoid Cachexia Predispose Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis to Osteoporosis and Vertebral Fractures?
CONCLUSION: Our study showed that half of the patients with RA may have RC, a condition that was significantly associated with disease activity and low hip BMD, but not with VF. PMID: 26233497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - August 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: El Maghraoui A, Sadni S, Rezqi A, Bezza A, Achemlal L, Mounach A Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Clinical Features and Outcomes of Takayasu Arteritis with Neurological Symptoms in China: A Retrospective Study.
CONCLUSION: Neurological features in patients with TA were variable, and correlated with the number of arteries and the site of artery involvement. Resistant hypertension was one of the most important risk factors for hemorrhagic stroke in patients with TA. PMID: 26233498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - August 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Yang L, Zhang H, Jiang X, Song L, Qin F, Zou Y, Wu H, Bian J, Zhou X, Hui R, Zheng D Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Comparison of 2 Dosages of Intraarticular Triamcinolone for the Treatment of Knee Arthritis: Results of a 12-week Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
CONCLUSION: An 80-mg dose of triamcinolone acetonide had no additional benefit compared with 40 mg as treatment for knee arthritis. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Nederlands Trial Register; trial registration number: NTR2298. PMID: 26233499 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - August 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Popma JW, Snel FW, Haagsma CJ, Brummelhuis-Visser P, Oldenhof HG, van der Palen J, van de Laar MA Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Autoantibodies against Endothelin 1 Type A Receptor Are Strong Predictors of Digital Ulcers in Systemic Sclerosis.
CONCLUSION: Anti-ETAR autoantibodies can be used together with the presence of current or past DU to identify patients with SSc who are at risk for the development of subsequent DU. These autoantibodies may allow for earlier management and therapeutic intervention. PMID: 26233500 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - August 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Avouac J, Riemekasten G, Meune C, Ruiz B, Kahan A, Allanore Y Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Triamcinolone Hexacetonide Intraarticular Injection in Interphalangeal Joints: A 12-week Randomized Controlled Trial in Patients with Hand Osteoarthritis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and tolerance of intraarticular injection (IAI) of triamcinolone hexacetonide (TH) for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of hand interphalangeal (IP) joints. METHODS: Sixty patients who underwent IAI at the most symptomatic IP joint were randomly assigned to receive TH/lidocaine (LD; n = 30) with TH 20 mg/ml and LD 2%, or just LD (n = 30). The injected joint was immobilized with a splint for 48 h in both groups. Patients were assessed at baseline and at 1, 4, 8, and 12 weeks by a blinded observer. The following variables were assessed: pain at rest [visual ...
Source: J Rheumatol - August 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Spolidoro Paschoal NO, Natour J, Machado FS, Oliveira HA, Furtado RN Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Work Disability in Early Systemic Sclerosis: A Longitudinal Population-based Cohort Study.
CONCLUSION: Considerable increase in WD was noted 3 years after disease onset. Limited education, fewer years at workplace, and sickness absence before disease onset may be risk factors for sustained WD. PMID: 26233502 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - August 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Sandqvist G, Hesselstrand R, Petersson IF, Kristensen LE Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

The Detection of Rheumatic Disease through Hospital Diagnoses with Examples of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Giant Cell Arteritis: What Are We Missing?
CONCLUSION: Coding for RA or GCA during hospitalizations was often missed. Research using hospital diagnoses alone could be biased. PMID: 26233503 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - August 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Michet CJ, Crowson CS, Achenbach SJ, Matteson EL Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research