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Creighton S - - 2005
Asymptomatic hyperuricaemia is associated with ritonavir therapy, but gout has rarely been reported. We present a retrospective cohort study of 1825 HIV-positive patients seen at one inner London HIV clinic over a two-year period. In all, 18 patients had gout, of whom 15 were receiving antiretroviral therapy. Seven had predisposing ...
Salazar Carlos A - - 2005
In Borrelia burgdorferi-infected C3H-scid mice, antiserum to a differentially expressed, 37-kDa spirochetal outer-surface protein, termed arthritis-related protein (Arp), has been shown to prevent or reduce the severity of arthritis. In this study, we determined the immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody responses to this spirochetal protein in single serum samples from 124 ...
Pascual Virginia - - 2005
Systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SoJIA) encompasses approximately 10% of cases of arthritis that begin in childhood. The disease is unique in terms of clinical manifestations, severity of joint involvement, and lack of response to tumor necrosis factor blockade. Here, we show that serum from SoJIA patients induces the transcription ...
Morimoto Shinji - - 2005
Bezafibrate, one of fibric acid derivatives, is widely used to treat hypertriglyceridemia and diabetic dyslipidemia. Fibric acid derivatives are known to induce rhabdomyolysis as a side effect, especially when given to patients with renal dysfunction. Mizoribine, an imidazole nucleoside, is used as an immunosuppressive agent. Here, we present a case ...
Lovell Daniel J - - 2005
Neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID) is a rare, childhood-onset disease that is characterized by chronic, systemic inflammation. The purpose of this report is to describe the effects of interleukin-1 (IL-1) blockade on the clinical symptoms of 2 patients with NOMID. At the time of this report, the patients had been ...
Conti Fabrizio - - 2005
Positive experiences with intraarticular infliximab have been reported in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and Behcet's disease. We used intraarticular infliximab to treat resistant knee monarthritis in a patient with spondylarthropathy. Clinical and laboratory improvement was associated with improvement in scintigraphic findings. This approach is less expensive than intravenous ...
Shah Ekta N - - 2005
Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability and affects a major segment of the population. Consequently, accurate diagnosis of arthritis is important. Arthritis due to calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD), rheumatoid arthritis, and spondyloarthropathy, induce complex changes in the cartilage and the articular surface. The fractal dimension provides ...
Barton A A ARC-EU, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK. - - 2005
A functional haplotype of the peptidylarginine deiminase 4 (PADI4) gene has recently been identified as a rheumatoid arthritis susceptibility gene in a Japanese but not in a UK population. One possible explanation for this disparity is that the gene determines severity of rather than susceptibility to inflammatory polyarthritis (IP) and ...
Dixon William G - - 2005
The 'life cycle' of established rheumatoid arthritis can be divided into four phases. The first is the period leading up to the onset of arthritis. The second is the period during which persistence or remission is determined. The third is the evolution into a specific form of inflammatory arthritis, and ...
Berbert Alair Alfredo - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated whether supplementation with olive oil could improve clinical and laboratory parameters of disease activity in patients who had rheumatoid arthritis and were using fish oil supplements. METHODS: Forty-three patients (34 female, 9 male; mean age = 49 +/- 19y) were investigated in a parallel randomized design. ...
Cutolo M - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Altered functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and altered melatonin production might modulate the circadian symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of different winter photoperiods on the circadian rhythms of serum melatonin, cortisol, tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha), and interleukin 6 (IL6) in patients with ...
Tinazzi Elisa - - 2005
Intravesical instillation of bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is used in the treatment of patients with intermediate and high-risk superficial bladder carcinoma with efficacy and safety. The vast majority of patients do not present any side effects and only 5% of patients have mild and short-lived clinical manifestations such as malaise, low-grade ...
Rome Keith - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the GAITRite system can reliably measure temporal and spatial gait parameters in patients with rheumatoid arthritic feet. METHODS: Fifty patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis were each measured on two separate occasions on the same outpatient visit. Temporal and spatial gait parameter readings were recorded for each ...
Higashi Syu-Ichi - - 2005
We reviewed ten patients with seronegative spondylarthropathy (SNSA), who all fulfilled the European Spondylarthropathy Study Group criteria for spondylarthropathy (SpA); seven patients also met the Amor criteria for SpA. Seronegative spondylarthropathy was not a uniform syndrome but rather a wide spectrum of complex disease with characteristics of sacroiliitis and enthesopathy. ...
Tunca Mehmet - - 2005
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease that is prevalent among eastern Mediterranean populations, mainly non-Ashkenazi Jews, Armenians, Turks, and Arabs. Since a large proportion of all the FMF patients in the world live in Turkey, the Turkish FMF Study Group (FMF-TR) was founded to develop a patient ...
Takahashi Atsushi - - 2005
Synovial vascularization in the knee joints of six patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were treated with infliximab was evaluated by Doppler sonography. Power Doppler sonography demonstrated a significant reduction of color flow signals (P < 0.05), and spectral Doppler sonography demonstrated a significant increase in vascular resistance (P < 0.05) ...
Haibel H - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To examine the potential therapeutic effects of leflunomide in patients with active AS in an open label study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with AS fulfilling the 1984 modified New York criteria with a Bath AS Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) >3 were given leflunomide for 6 months. Clinical outcome ...
Werle Egon - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) is a disease with widespread chronic pain and many nonspecific symptoms. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a disputed marker for the diagnosis of FM. The aim of the study is to clarify the discrepant results reported so far. METHODS: Serum concentrations of HA were measured with a ...
Bosilkovski Mile - - 2004
AIM: To describe the frequency, types, clinical characteristics, diagnostic tools, and outcome of osteoarticular brucellosis. METHODS: The study was carried out at the Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Skopje between January 1998 and December 2002. Three hundred and thirty one consecutive patients with brucellosis were enrolled and prospectively assessed according ...
Jaakkola Juha I JI The Orthopedic Center, Savannah, GA, USA. - - 2004
Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease that often affects the foot and ankle. Approximately 20% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis present initially with foot and ankle symptoms, and most patients will eventually develop foot and ankle symptoms. Although early intervention includes conservative measures, operative treatment often is needed to adequately ...
Erdem Hakan - - 2005
The aim of the present study was to determine synovial levels of ELR (+) CXC chemokines, known to attract mainly neutrophils to inflamed tissues by binding the neutrophil chemokine receptors CXCR1 and CXCR2 and promoting neovascularization in patients with various inflammatory disorders. The study group consisted of 14 patients with ...
Bezza A - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and radiological features of foot involvement in patients with psoriatic arthritis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients admitted between 1972 and 1999 for psoriatic arthritis with involvement of the foot. We included all patients who had peripheral and/or axial, asymmetric, chronic inflammatory ...
Bongartz T - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory joint disease, in which early neovascularization of affected skin and synovial tissue represents an important pathogenetic step in the disease process. Activation of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) showed anti-inflammatory effects in several in vitro and in vivo models (e.g. collagen-induced ...
Kitamura Atsuko - - 2004
Rheumatoid nodules in dermal or subcutaneous tissues, while indicative of rheumatoid arthritis, are very rare. It is even less common to identify these rheumatoid nodules by biopsy as well as in autopsy materials from lung tissue. These nodules may be single or multiple, which seldom cause respiratory symptoms. Here, a ...
Wolf J - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate is transported into the cell by the reduced folate carrier (RFC) and out of the cell by members of the multidrug resistance protein family (MRP). Transport proteins may affect the therapeutic efficacy of this drug in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential benefit of the ...
Cassone R - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and radiographic features of a group of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients who developed unilateral destructive wrist synovitis. METHODS: All wrist radiographs performed yearly between 1986 and 2002 in JIA patients who had wrist involvement were retrospectively reviewed to identify patients who had unilateral erosive ...
Eijsbouts A M M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To compare basal and stimulated prolactin levels between patients with rheumatoid arthritis and healthy controls, and to assess the effects of antirheumatic treatment on prolactin concentrations. METHODS: Serum prolactin was assessed under basal conditions and during an insulin tolerance test (ITT) in 20 patients with recently diagnosed active rheumatoid ...
Cefle Ayse - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the clinical and demographic characteristics of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients with and without amyloidosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The clinical data of 503 patients with FMF (females:males 250:253) were reviewed. Fifty of these patients had amyloidosis (f:m 23:27). RESULTS: The ages of attack onset in patients ...
Brockbank J E - - 2005
AIM: To describe dactylitis in a large cohort of patients with psoriatic arthritis followed prospectively in a specialist clinic, and identify whether it is associated with a worse prognosis. METHODS: Between 1979 and 1999, 537 patients were registered in the psoriatic arthritis clinic and entered onto a longitudinal database. Patients ...
Grauer Jonathan N - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is sometimes associated with radiographic evidence of instability of the cervical spine, most commonly an abnormal subluxation between vertebrae. When this instability compromises the space that is available for the spinal cord, it may be predictive of paralysis. However, the prevalence of radiographic signs of instability that ...
Katsoulis Efstathios - - 2004
We describe a case of salmonella septic arthritis of the knee in a middle-aged woman with the following predisposing conditions: long-term corticosteroids and microscopic collagenous colitis. The patient presented with enteritis caused by the same strain 3 months before the arthritis. The first series of cultures were negative and the ...
Ewert Thomas T Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, WHO FIC Collaborating Center (DIMDI), Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, - - 2004
To identify the most common patient problems in patients with 12 different chronic conditions using the ICF checklist. A multi-centre, cross-sectional study with convenient samples of patients who had received a clinical diagnosis of any of 12 different chronic conditions undergoing inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation. To describe the population, age, ...
Chung Myung Hee - - 2004
In the present study, the signs of airflow obstruction on inspiratory and expiratory CT scans in 45 patients with rheumatoid arthritis were investigated. Radiologic findings were evaluated and correlated with the clinical data, which included rheumatoid factors and pulmonary function tests results. A lung biopsy was performed in five patients. ...
Deshpande S S - - 2004
PURPOSE: To study the changing epidemiological pattern of micro-organisms as an aetiology of septic arthritis, and to correlate the pattern with the outcome of neonatal septic arthritis, in terms of joint function and morphology. METHODS: 15 consecutive cases of neonatal septic arthritis of hip admitted between 1999 and 2002 were ...
Nguyen Hoan Vu - - 2004
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Rheumatoid arthritis affects over 2 million patients in the United States. It is the most common inflammatory disorder of the cervical spine. The natural history is variable. Women tend to be more commonly involved than men. Atlantoaxial instability is the most common form of cervical involvement and may ...
Ertem Gunay Tuncer - - 2004
The aim of the present study is to investigate a possible association between osteoarticular involvement of brucellosis and HLA-B27 antigen. Standard microtoxicity technique method was used for detection of HLA-B27 antigen in 78 patients with brucellosis and 100 healthy donors. Osteoarticular complications were defined in 25 of 78 patients (32.1%). ...
Sholsberg Jane - - 2004
A short cut review was carried out to establish whether intra-articular corticosteroid injections were effective at reducing pain in patients with acute rheumatoid monoarthritis. Altogether 215 papers were found using the reported search, of which one presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country ...
Hannu Timo - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To study the occurrence and the clinical picture of musculoskeletal (MSK) complications including reactive arthritis (ReA) following an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni. METHODS: An outbreak of C. jejuni infection occurred in 2000 in Asikkala, Finland, during which 350 exposed subjects contacted the Municipal Health Centre (MHC). All primary care ...
Li Siu Fai - - 2004
It is difficult to differentiate septic arthritis from other causes of monoarticular arthritis solely with a history and physical examination. The clinician must rely on ancillary tests to make a diagnosis, such as the white blood cell count of peripheral blood (WBC), the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and the white ...
Kroft Lucia J M - - 2004
PURPOSE: To assess the frequency and site of subaxial spinal canal stenosis due to enhancing tissue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 33 consecutive patients with rheumatoid arthritis were evaluated; these patients had undergone 1.5-T magnetic resonance imaging following gadolinium chelate administration, in combination with a ...
Frosch Dominick L - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the self-administered Quality of Well-Being (QWB-SA) Scale for patients with rheumatic diseases. METHODS: Family medicine patients (n = 562) and rheumatology patients (n = 334) were assessed using the following tools: QWB-SA, Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales (AIMS), and Rapid Assessment of Disease Activity ...
Saadeh Constantine - - 2004
The use of ultrasound with color Doppler in the evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis was followed in 25 patients with joint complaints. Small joint ultrasound of the metacarpophalangeal joints (MCPs) as well as the wrists was performed with supplementation by color Doppler. In addition, 6 patients were followed for at least ...
Schumacher H Ralph HR - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Because recent-onset inflammatory arthritis exhibits considerable clinical and prognostic variability, it is important to attempt to predict which patients are likely to have a poor prognosis as early as possible. Most prognostic studies have looked at patients who fulfilled proposed criteria for a definite diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) ...
Christova Iva - - 2004
INTRODUCTION: Data on disease expression and epidemiological characteristics of Lyme borreliosis in south-eastern Europe are scarce. PATIENTS: To reveal features of Lyme borreliosis in Bulgaria, clinical data and epidemiological characteristics of 1257 patients reported between 1999 and 2002 were analysed. RESULTS: The most affected age group was 5-9 years, followed ...
Kasukawa Reiji - - 2004
Intraarticular vascularization in 54 knee joints of 27 patients with rheumatoid arthritis was examined by power Doppler sonography. Localization of the vascularity at the suprapatellar recess was classified into two patterns: intracapsular and supra-cortical. The patients with supra-cortical vascularization showed a tendency to higher grades of synovitis and higher levels ...
Gorwood P - - 2004
There is wide evidence for a decreased risk of rheumatoid arthritis in patients with schizophrenia. Nevertheless, very few studies have looked at the risk of schizophrenia in a group of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. We prospectively investigated, with the SCL-90R, 220 consecutive outpatients with rheumatoid arthritis and 196 consecutive outpatients ...
Scarpa Raffaele - - 2004
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between onychopathy and distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint involvement in psoriatic patients. Twenty-five consecutive unselected, unrelated patients with psoriatic onychopathy and 25 consecutive unselected, unrelated patients with psoriatic arthritis without onychopathy, were enrolled in the study. X-ray films of the hands ...
Jaswal Shivani - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Oxygen free radicals have been implicated as mediators of tissue damage in patients of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This study was designed to elucidate plasma oxidant/antioxidant status in rheumatoid arthritis, with the aim of evaluating the importance of antioxidant therapy in the management of this disease. METHODS: The study included ...
Martin Jean-Baptiste - - 2003
For the treatment of lytic disease involving the pedicles of vertebrae in patients with metastatic disease, the authors performed percutaneous vertebroplasty by using an access route via the lysed pedicle. Fifty-one pedicles were treated in 32 consecutive patients. In all cases, a radiologically satisfactory filling of both the affected pedicle ...
Rajendran C P - - 2003
AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the clinical pattern of psoriatic arthritis in patients attending a tertiary referral centre in South India. METHODOLOGY: Case records of one hundred and sixteen patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who had attended our Rheumatology Department were analysed using demographic, clinical, laboratory and radiographic variables ...
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