Clinical Rheumatology

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List of Papers (Total 355)

Effects of glucosamine in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is one of the main causes of mobility decline in the elderly. Non-surgical treatments such as administration of supplements to strengthen the joint cartilage matrix have become popular not only for pain relief but also for joint preservation. Glucosamine has been used in many countries based on the increasing evidence of its effectiveness for OA...

Variation in pain related to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): a 7-year follow-up study

We have previously shown that most patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) reported low degree of SLE-related pain. However, 24% of the patients reported high degree of SLE-related pain, more fatigue, anxiety and depression, and worse health-related quality of life (HRQoL). To explore SLE-related pain, the presence of long-standing widespread pain, and patient-reported...

Long-term, interventional, open-label extension study evaluating the safety of tocilizumab treatment in patients with polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis from Poland and Russia who completed the global, international CHERISH trial

Efficacy and safety of tocilizumab (TCZ), an interleukin-6 receptor inhibitor, were demonstrated in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) with polyarticular course (pJIA) in the CHERISH trial. This observational, III phase study evaluated long-term treatment of TCZ in pJIA patients was conducted by members of the Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization (PRINTO...

Evaluation of the comorbidity burden in patients with ankylosing spondylitis using a large US administrative claims data set

Comorbidities among US patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are inadequately understood. This study compared the prevalence and incidence of comorbidities between patients with AS and matched controls using national claims databases. Adults enrolled in the MarketScan Commercial and Medicare databases with ≥ 1 inpatient or ≥ 2 non-rule-out outpatient diagnoses of AS between...

Age determines response to anti-TNFα treatment in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and is related to TNFα-producing CD8 cells

Younger age is a predictor of good clinical response to treatment with tumour necrosis factor (TNF) α inhibitors in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients; therefore, the aim of the study was to determine age-related differences in cellular functions, which can predict the response. High disease activity AS patients were treated with TNFα inhibitors for 12 weeks. Based on the...

Biosimilars in rheumatology: recommendations for regulation and use in Middle Eastern countries

The increasing availability of biosimilar medicines in Middle Eastern regions may provide an opportunity to increase the number of rheumatology patients who have access to traditionally more expensive biologic medicines. However, as well as a lack of real-world data on the use of biosimilar medicines in practice, the availability of intended copies in the region may undermine...

Long-term disease and patient-reported outcomes of a continuous treat-to-target approach in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis in daily clinical practice

Patients in real life may differ from those in clinical trials. The aim of this study is to report 5-year outcomes of a continuous treat-to-target (T2T) approach in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in daily clinical practice. In the Dutch RhEumatoid Arthritis Monitoring cohort, all patients with a clinical diagnosis of RA were treated according to a protocolled T2T...

Temporal trends and regional disparity in rheumatoid arthritis and gout hospitalizations in Sweden, 1998–2015

Hospitalization is an important component of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout economic burden. This study aimed to assess temporal trends and regional disparities in RA and gout hospitalizations among people aged ≥ 20 years in Sweden during 1998–2015. Data on hospital admissions with a principal diagnosis of RA or gout were collected from the National Patient Register. Age...

Proportion of contextual effects in the treatment of fibromyalgia—a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

The objective of this study is to examine the proportion of the total treatment effect that is attributable to contextual effects in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of treatments for fibromyalgia. A systematic literature search was undertaken in Medline, Web of Science, EMBASE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and Allied and Complementary...

Safety profile of autologous hematopoietic stem cell mobilization and transplantation in patients with systemic sclerosis

Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) is thought to be effective therapeutic approach in patients with poor prognosis systemic sclerosis; however, the toxicity remains a challenge. Between years 2003 and 2016, we enrolled 18 patients with systemic sclerosis at median age at transplant of 52 years (range 24–68). The median duration of disease before AHSCT was...

Long-term outcomes of daily oral vs. pulsed intravenous cyclophosphamide in a non-trial setting in ANCA-associated vasculitis

We aimed to compare risk of death, relapse, neutropenia and infection requiring hospital admission between unselected ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients according to whether cyclophosphamide induction was by daily oral (PO) or pulse intravenous (IV) route. We identified all newly diagnosed AAV patients treated with PO or IV cyclophosphamide between March 2007 and June 2013...

Population-based study suggests an increased risk of Alzheimer’sdisease in Sjögren’s syndrome

This population-based study was designed to estimate and compare the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) between patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) and non-SS patients during a 10-year follow-up period. This is a retrospective cohort study. Data were obtained from the Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Research Database. We identified 4463 primary SS patients and 22,315...

Defining and characterizing sustained remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

The objective of this study is to characterize stability and clinical features of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in sustained remission. Combination therapy with methotrexate and tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) has increased remission rates in RA but optimal regimens to maintain remission are unknown. We describe Study of Etanercept And Methotrexate in...

Association of NLRP3 polymorphisms with susceptibility to primary gouty arthritis in a Chinese Han population

The NLRP3-interleukin1β (IL1β) signaling pathway is involved in monosodium urate (MSU)-mediated inflammation. The aim of this present study was to determine whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the NLRP3 gene are associated with susceptibility to gouty arthritis (GA) and whether these SNPs alter the expression of components of the NLRP3-IL1β signaling pathway. The...

Artery compliance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: results from a case-control study

Atherosclerosis is one of the most common complications of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of this study is to evaluate differences in large artery compliance (C1) and small artery compliance (C2) between RA and controls and evaluating factors associated with reduced compliance in the RA population. The profiling of large and small arterial compliance was analyzed in 185...