Rheumatology International

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List of Papers (Total 319)

A diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis does not predict physical activity 2 years later in older adults: findings from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study

Osteoarthritis (OA) can negatively impact levels of physical activity (PA), although current clinical advice promotes the benefits of staying active in preventing joint degeneration. In this study, we examine how knee OA, assessed by self-report, clinical assessment and radiographic assessment, impacts upon objectively measured PA 2 years later. The study population is comprised...

Retrospective study of the course, treatment and long-term follow-up of Kawasaki disease: a single-center experience from Poland

Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute, self-limited, systemic vasculitis and the most common cause of acquired coronary artery disease in pediatric population in the developed countries. It occurs mostly in Asian countries; however, due to better access to diagnostic and imaging tests, it is more frequently diagnosed among pediatric patients in Poland. The aim of this study was to...

Real-world incidence and prevalence of low back pain using routinely collected data

Low back pain (LBP) is a common health problem among adults of working age population, and its prevalence or incidence increases with increasing in age. The purpose of this review was to examine the real-world prevalence or incidence of LBP. A systematic review of the literature was conducted in accordance to the PRISMA guideline. Allied and Complementary Medicine Database...

Accuracy, completeness and accessibility of online information on fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a multi-factorial illness primarily characterised by widespread chronic pain and fatigue, with several symptoms and associated conditions. Due to a lack of clinical awareness and an absence of objective diagnostic measures, fibromyalgia patients often engage with online health information. The aim is to investigate the completeness and trustworthiness of the...

Level of adherence to prescribed exercise in spondyloarthritis and factors affecting this adherence: a systematic review

Adherence is a primary determinant of the effectiveness of any intervention. Exercise is considered essential in the management of spondyloarthritis (SpA); however, the overall adherence to exercise programmes and factors affecting adherence are unknown. The aim of this systematic review was to examine measures of, and factors influencing adherence to, prescribed exercise...

Factors associated with long-term retention of treatment with golimumab in a real-world setting: an analysis of the Spanish BIOBADASER registry

The retention rate of a biological drug (percentage of patients remaining on treatment over time) provides an index of a drug’s overall effectiveness. The golimumab retention rate as first-line biological therapy was high in clinical trial extensions lasting 5 years. Real-world studies also indicate good retention rates but have been of shorter duration. The probability of...

On-drug and drug-free remission by baseline symptom duration: abatacept with methotrexate in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis

Clinical outcomes in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were assessed by baseline symptom duration in the Assessing Very Early Rheumatoid arthritis Treatment trial (ClinicalTrials.gov; NCT01142726). Patients with early, active RA were randomized to subcutaneous (SC) abatacept 125 mg/week plus methotrexate (MTX), SC abatacept alone, or MTX monotherapy for 12 months. All...

Patterns of the initiation of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs in incident rheumatoid arthritis: a German perspective based on nationwide ambulatory drug prescription data

This study aimed at providing a current and nearly complete picture of the patterns of the initiation of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in patients with newly diagnosed RA. Based on ambulatory drug prescription data and physician billing claims data covering 87% of the German population, we assembled a cohort of incident RA patients aged 15–79 years (n = 54,896...

Infliximab biosimilar CT-P13 therapy in patients with Takayasu arteritis with low dose of glucocorticoids: a prospective single-arm study

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of infliximab biosimilar CT-P13 in patients with active Takayasu arteritis (TAK). In this single-center open-label trial, patients with active TAK received CT-P13 at a starting dose of 5 mg/kg at weeks 0, 2, 6, and then every 8 weeks up to week 46. They were followed up until week 54. From week 14 to week 46, patients with inadequate response...

Associations between fatigue and physical capacity in people moderately affected by rheumatoid arthritis

To explore the contribution of physical capacity in explaining variations in fatigue among people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This study included participants recruited for a physical activity intervention. Data were collected from the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Registers, from questionnaires on fatigue, activity limitation, perceived health, pain and anxiety/depression and...

The influence of oral health and psycho-social well-being on clinical outcomes in Behçet’s disease

This study was designed to investigate the association of oral ulceration and oral health factors, together with psycho-social well-being in Behçet’s disease (BD), and to clarify the importance of psycho-social support of patients in the overall management of BD. The study comprised of a cohort of 146 BD patients (mean age ± SD = 39.65 ± 13.20) and 20 recurrent aphthous...

Non-pharmacological options for managing chronic musculoskeletal pain in children with pediatric rheumatic disease: a systematic review

In patients with a pediatric rheumatic disease (PRD), chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) can have a major impact on functioning and social participation. Because CMP is not always alleviated solely by the use of pharmacological approaches, the aim was to systematically review the available evidence regarding non-pharmacological treatment options for reducing CMP in patients with...

Raynaud’s phenomenon in Northern Sweden: a population-based nested case–control study

The aim of this study was to determine the association between individual and external exposure factors, and the reporting of Raynaud’s phenomenon, with or without concomitant cold sensitivity. In a population-based nested case–control study, cases with Raynaud’s phenomenon (N = 578), and matched controls (N = 1156), were asked to respond to a questionnaire focusing on different...

Nurses’ roles in the management of chronic inflammatory arthritis: a systematic review

In 2011 EULAR first published recommendations for the potential role of nurses in the management of patients with rheumatic diseases. To perform a literature update for the role of nurses in the management of chronic inflammatory arthritis (CIA) from 2010 to 2018. A systematic literature review (SLR) was performed according to the PRISMA guidelines, in accordance with the search...

Superb microvascular imaging (SMI) for evaluating hand joint lesions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in clinical remission

The utility of superb microvascular imaging (SMI) for evaluating hand joint lesions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical remission is unreported. This study aimed to compare SMI and power Doppler imaging (PDI) for the evaluation of hand joint lesions in these patients. Twenty-six patients with RA in clinical remission were enrolled. A total of 572 joints (52...

Fatigue in early, intensively treated and tight-controlled rheumatoid arthritis patients is frequent and persistent: a prospective study

Fatigue has a large impact on quality of life and is still unmanageable for many patients. Study aims were describe (1) the prevalence and pattern of fatigue over time in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis under a treat-to-target strategy and (2) identify predictive factors for worsening and recovering of fatigue over time. Data from the tREACH study were used, comparing...

Non-obese visceral adiposity is associated with the risk of atherosclerosis in Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients often have altered body composition including reduced muscle mass and increased fat mass. Some RA patients are likely to increase visceral fat without obesity [Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 25]. The objective of the study was to determine the association between obesity and/or visceral adiposity and the risk for atherosclerosis in Japanese RA patients...

Reduced anterior cingulate grey matter volume in painful hand osteoarthritis

ObjectiveIncreasing evidence supports the role of central sensitisation in osteoarthritis (OA) pain. In this study, we used neuroimaging to compare pain-processing regions of the brain in participants with and without hand OA. We then assessed for volumetric changes in these brain regions following treatment with centrally acting analgesics.MethodsParticipants with hand OA (n...

Endothelial dysfunction in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis: a case–control study

BackgroundGranulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare granulomatous vasculitis affecting small- and medium-sized blood vessels. In optimally treated patients with long-standing disease, the common cause of death is atherosclerosis even in the absence of typical risk factors.ObjectiveTo evaluate endothelial dysfunction in GPA patients.Methods44 patients (21 men and 23 women...