Arthritis, Rheumatoid: A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.ArthritisArthritis, Experimental: ARTHRITIS that is induced in experimental animals. Immunological methods and infectious agents can be used to develop experimental arthritis models. These methods include injections of stimulators of the immune response, such as an adjuvant (ADJUVANTS, IMMUNOLOGIC) or COLLAGEN.Arthritis, Infectious: Arthritis caused by BACTERIA; RICKETTSIA; MYCOPLASMA; VIRUSES; FUNGI; or PARASITES.Arthritis, Juvenile: Arthritis of children, with onset before 16 years of age. The terms juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) refer to classification systems for chronic arthritis in children. Only one subtype of juvenile arthritis (polyarticular-onset, rheumatoid factor-positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.Arthritis, Psoriatic: A type of inflammatory arthritis associated with PSORIASIS, often involving the axial joints and the peripheral terminal interphalangeal joints. It is characterized by the presence of HLA-B27-associated SPONDYLARTHROPATHY, and the absence of rheumatoid factor.Arthritis, Reactive: An aseptic, inflammatory arthritis developing secondary to a primary extra-articular infection, most typically of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT or UROGENITAL SYSTEM. The initiating trigger pathogens are usually SHIGELLA; SALMONELLA; YERSINIA; CAMPYLOBACTER; or CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS. Reactive arthritis is strongly associated with HLA-B27 ANTIGEN.Synovial Membrane: The inner membrane of a joint capsule surrounding a freely movable joint. It is loosely attached to the external fibrous capsule and secretes SYNOVIAL FLUID.Joints: Also known as articulations, these are points of connection between the ends of certain separate bones, or where the borders of other bones are juxtaposed.Synovial Fluid: The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE. It contains mucin, albumin, fat, and mineral salts and serves to lubricate joints.Arthritis, Gouty: Arthritis, especially of the great toe, as a result of gout. Acute gouty arthritis often is precipitated by trauma, infection, surgery, etc. The initial attacks are usually monoarticular but later attacks are often polyarticular.Rheumatoid Factor: Antibodies found in adult RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS patients that are directed against GAMMA-CHAIN IMMUNOGLOBULINS.Mice, Inbred DBASynovitis: Inflammation of a synovial membrane. It is usually painful, particularly on motion, and is characterized by a fluctuating swelling due to effusion within a synovial sac. (Dorland, 27th ed)Osteoarthritis: A progressive, degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, especially in older persons. The disease is thought to result not from the aging process but from biochemical changes and biomechanical stresses affecting articular cartilage. In the foreign literature it is often called osteoarthrosis deformans.Collagen Type II: A fibrillar collagen found predominantly in CARTILAGE and vitreous humor. It consists of three identical alpha1(II) chains.Methotrexate: An antineoplastic antimetabolite with immunosuppressant properties. It is an inhibitor of TETRAHYDROFOLATE DEHYDROGENASE and prevents the formation of tetrahydrofolate, necessary for synthesis of thymidylate, an essential component of DNA.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Rats, Inbred LewAutoantibodies: Antibodies that react with self-antigens (AUTOANTIGENS) of the organism that produced them.Blood Sedimentation: Measurement of rate of settling of erythrocytes in anticoagulated blood.Injections, Intra-Articular: Methods of delivering drugs into a joint space.Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha: Serum glycoprotein produced by activated MACROPHAGES and other mammalian MONONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES. It has necrotizing activity against tumor cell lines and increases ability to reject tumor transplants. Also known as TNF-alpha, it is only 30% homologous to TNF-beta (LYMPHOTOXIN), but they share TNF RECEPTORS.Rheumatic Diseases: Disorders of connective tissue, especially the joints and related structures, characterized by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement.Immunoglobulin G: The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.Arthrography: Roentgenography of a joint, usually after injection of either positive or negative contrast medium.Rheumatology: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of inflammatory or degenerative processes and metabolic derangement of connective tissue structures which pertain to a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis.Knee Joint: A synovial hinge connection formed between the bones of the FEMUR; TIBIA; and PATELLA.Metacarpophalangeal Joint: The articulation between a metacarpal bone and a phalanx.Spondylitis, Ankylosing: A chronic inflammatory condition affecting the axial joints, such as the SACROILIAC JOINT and other intervertebral or costovertebral joints. It occurs predominantly in young males and is characterized by pain and stiffness of joints (ANKYLOSIS) with inflammation at tendon insertions.Sulfasalazine: A drug that is used in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases. Its activity is generally considered to lie in its metabolic breakdown product, 5-aminosalicylic acid (see MESALAMINE) released in the colon. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p907)Peptides, Cyclic: Peptides whose amino and carboxy ends are linked together with a peptide bond forming a circular chain. Some of them are ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS. Some of them are biosynthesized non-ribosomally (PEPTIDE BIOSYNTHESIS, NON-RIBOSOMAL).Autoimmune Diseases: Disorders that are characterized by the production of antibodies that react with host tissues or immune effector cells that are autoreactive to endogenous peptides.Antibodies, Monoclonal: Antibodies produced by a single clone of cells.Gold Sodium Thiomalate: A variable mixture of the mono- and disodium salts of gold thiomalic acid used mainly for its anti-inflammatory action in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is most effective in active progressive rheumatoid arthritis and of little or no value in the presence of extensive deformities or in the treatment of other forms of arthritis.Wrist Joint: The joint that is formed by the distal end of the RADIUS, the articular disc of the distal radioulnar joint, and the proximal row of CARPAL BONES; (SCAPHOID BONE; LUNATE BONE; triquetral bone).Rheumatoid Nodule: Subcutaneous nodules seen in 20-30% of rheumatoid arthritis patients. They may arise anywhere on the body, but are most frequently found over the bony prominences. The nodules are characterized histologically by dense areas of fibrinoid necrosis with basophilic streaks and granules, surrounded by a palisade of cells, mainly fibroblasts and histiocytes.Collagen: A polypeptide substance comprising about one third of the total protein in mammalian organisms. It is the main constituent of SKIN; CONNECTIVE TISSUE; and the organic substance of bones (BONE AND BONES) and teeth (TOOTH).HLA-DRB1 Chains: A subtype of HLA-DRB beta chains that includes over one hundred allele variants. The HLA-DRB1 subtype is associated with several of the HLA-DR SEROLOGICAL SUBTYPES.Finger Joint: The articulation between the head of one phalanx and the base of the one distal to it, in each finger.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Tarsal Joints: The articulations between the various TARSAL BONES. This does not include the ANKLE JOINT which consists of the articulations between the TIBIA; FIBULA; and TALUS.Lyme Disease: An infectious disease caused by a spirochete, BORRELIA BURGDORFERI, which is transmitted chiefly by Ixodes dammini (see IXODES) and pacificus ticks in the United States and Ixodes ricinis (see IXODES) in Europe. It is a disease with early and late cutaneous manifestations plus involvement of the nervous system, heart, eye, and joints in variable combinations. The disease was formerly known as Lyme arthritis and first discovered at Old Lyme, Connecticut.Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor: Cell surface receptors that bind TUMOR NECROSIS FACTORS and trigger changes which influence the behavior of cells.HLA-DR4 Antigen: An HLA-DR antigen which is associated with HLA-DRB1 CHAINS encoded by DRB1*04 alleles.Anti-Inflammatory Agents: Substances that reduce or suppress INFLAMMATION.Joint DiseasesHLA-DR Antigens: A subclass of HLA-D antigens that consist of alpha and beta chains. The inheritance of HLA-DR antigens differs from that of the HLA-DQ ANTIGENS and HLA-DP ANTIGENS.CitrullineCytokines: Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.Spondylarthropathies: Heterogeneous group of arthritic diseases sharing clinical and radiologic features. They are associated with the HLA-B27 ANTIGEN and some with a triggering infection. Most involve the axial joints in the SPINE, particularly the SACROILIAC JOINT, but can also involve asymmetric peripheral joints. Subsets include ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS; REACTIVE ARTHRITIS; PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS; and others.Foot Joints: The articulations extending from the ANKLE distally to the TOES. These include the ANKLE JOINT; TARSAL JOINTS; METATARSOPHALANGEAL JOINT; and TOE JOINT.Psoriasis: A common genetically determined, chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded erythematous, dry, scaling patches. The lesions have a predilection for nails, scalp, genitalia, extensor surfaces, and the lumbosacral region. Accelerated epidermopoiesis is considered to be the fundamental pathologic feature in psoriasis.Cartilage, Articular: A protective layer of firm, flexible cartilage over the articulating ends of bones. It provides a smooth surface for joint movement, protecting the ends of long bones from wear at points of contact.Ankle Joint: The joint that is formed by the inferior articular and malleolar articular surfaces of the TIBIA; the malleolar articular surface of the FIBULA; and the medial malleolar, lateral malleolar, and superior surfaces of the TALUS.Inflammation: A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.T-Lymphocytes: Lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated immunity. Two types have been identified - cytotoxic (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and helper T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER). They are formed when lymphocytes circulate through the THYMUS GLAND and differentiate to thymocytes. When exposed to an antigen, they divide rapidly and produce large numbers of new T cells sensitized to that antigen.Interleukin-17: A proinflammatory cytokine produced primarily by T-LYMPHOCYTES or their precursors. Several subtypes of interleukin-17 have been identified, each of which is a product of a unique gene.Edema: Abnormal fluid accumulation in TISSUES or body cavities. Most cases of edema are present under the SKIN in SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE.Freund's Adjuvant: An antigen solution emulsified in mineral oil. The complete form is made up of killed, dried mycobacteria, usually M. tuberculosis, suspended in the oil phase. It is effective in stimulating cell-mediated immunity (IMMUNITY, CELLULAR) and potentiates the production of certain IMMUNOGLOBULINS in some animals. The incomplete form does not contain mycobacteria.Tarsus, Animal: The region in the hindlimb of a quadruped, corresponding to the human ANKLE.Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay: An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.Tenosynovitis: Inflammation of the synovial lining of a tendon sheath. Causes include trauma, tendon stress, bacterial disease (gonorrhea, tuberculosis), rheumatic disease, and gout. Common sites are the hand, wrist, shoulder capsule, hip capsule, hamstring muscles, and Achilles tendon. The tendon sheaths become inflamed and painful, and accumulate fluid. Joint mobility is usually reduced.HLA-B27 Antigen: A specific HLA-B surface antigen subtype. Members of this subtype contain alpha chains that are encoded by the HLA-B*27 allele family.Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Organogold Compounds: Organic compounds that contain GOLD as an integral part of the molecule. Some are used as ANTIRHEUMATIC AGENTS. The term chrysotherapy derives from an ancient Greek term for gold.Drug Therapy, Combination: Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.Hand Joints: The articulations extending from the WRIST distally to the FINGERS. These include the WRIST JOINT; CARPAL JOINTS; METACARPOPHALANGEAL JOINT; and FINGER JOINT.Glucose-6-Phosphate Isomerase: An aldose-ketose isomerase that catalyzes the reversible interconversion of glucose 6-phosphate and fructose 6-phosphate. In prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms it plays an essential role in glycolytic and gluconeogenic pathways. In mammalian systems the enzyme is found in the cytoplasm and as a secreted protein. This secreted form of glucose-6-phosphate isomerase has been referred to as autocrine motility factor or neuroleukin, and acts as a cytokine which binds to the AUTOCRINE MOTILITY FACTOR RECEPTOR. Deficiency of the enzyme in humans is an autosomal recessive trait, which results in CONGENITAL NONSPHEROCYTIC HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA.Disability Evaluation: Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic: A chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, and often febrile multisystemic disorder of connective tissue, characterized principally by involvement of the skin, joints, kidneys, and serosal membranes. It is of unknown etiology, but is thought to represent a failure of the regulatory mechanisms of the autoimmune system. The disease is marked by a wide range of system dysfunctions, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and the formation of LE cells in the blood or bone marrow.Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Interleukin-6: A cytokine that stimulates the growth and differentiation of B-LYMPHOCYTES and is also a growth factor for HYBRIDOMAS and plasmacytomas. It is produced by many different cells including T-LYMPHOCYTES; MONOCYTES; and FIBROBLASTS.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Interleukin-1: A soluble factor produced by MONOCYTES; MACROPHAGES, and other cells which activates T-lymphocytes and potentiates their response to mitogens or antigens. Interleukin-1 is a general term refers to either of the two distinct proteins, INTERLEUKIN-1ALPHA and INTERLEUKIN-1BETA. The biological effects of IL-1 include the ability to replace macrophage requirements for T-cell activation.Genetic Predisposition to Disease: A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist Protein: A ligand that binds to but fails to activate the INTERLEUKIN 1 RECEPTOR. It plays an inhibitory role in the regulation of INFLAMMATION and FEVER. Several isoforms of the protein exist due to multiple ALTERNATIVE SPLICING of its mRNA.Cartilage: A non-vascular form of connective tissue composed of CHONDROCYTES embedded in a matrix that includes CHONDROITIN SULFATE and various types of FIBRILLAR COLLAGEN. There are three major types: HYALINE CARTILAGE; FIBROCARTILAGE; and ELASTIC CARTILAGE.National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (U.S.): Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress. It was established in 1986.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Mice, Inbred C57BLCase-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Isoxazoles: Azoles with an OXYGEN and a NITROGEN next to each other at the 1,2 positions, in contrast to OXAZOLES that have nitrogens at the 1,3 positions.Autoantigens: Endogenous tissue constituents that have the ability to interact with AUTOANTIBODIES and cause an immune response.Prednisolone: A glucocorticoid with the general properties of the corticosteroids. It is the drug of choice for all conditions in which routine systemic corticosteroid therapy is indicated, except adrenal deficiency states.Penicillamine: 3-Mercapto-D-valine. The most characteristic degradation product of the penicillin antibiotics. It is used as an antirheumatic and as a chelating agent in Wilson's disease.Borrelia burgdorferi: A specific species of bacteria, part of the BORRELIA BURGDORFERI GROUP, whose common name is Lyme disease spirochete.Immunoglobulin M: A class of immunoglobulin bearing mu chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN MU-CHAINS). IgM can fix COMPLEMENT. The name comes from its high molecular weight and originally being called a macroglobulin.Hindlimb: Either of two extremities of four-footed non-primate land animals. It usually consists of a FEMUR; TIBIA; and FIBULA; tarsals; METATARSALS; and TOES. (From Storer et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p73)Yersinia Infections: Infections with bacteria of the genus YERSINIA.Arthralgia: Pain in the joint.Spondylarthritis: Inflammation of the joints of the SPINE, the intervertebral articulations.Autoimmunity: Process whereby the immune system reacts against the body's own tissues. Autoimmunity may produce or be caused by AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Toe Joint: The articulation between the head of one phalanx and the base of the one distal to it, in each toe.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Fibroblasts: Connective tissue cells which secrete an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules.Osteoclasts: A large multinuclear cell associated with the BONE RESORPTION. An odontoclast, also called cementoclast, is cytomorphologically the same as an osteoclast and is involved in CEMENTUM resorption.Glucocorticoids: A group of CORTICOSTEROIDS that affect carbohydrate metabolism (GLUCONEOGENESIS, liver glycogen deposition, elevation of BLOOD SUGAR), inhibit ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE secretion, and possess pronounced anti-inflammatory activity. They also play a role in fat and protein metabolism, maintenance of arterial blood pressure, alteration of the connective tissue response to injury, reduction in the number of circulating lymphocytes, and functioning of the central nervous system.Antibodies, Antinuclear: Autoantibodies directed against various nuclear antigens including DNA, RNA, histones, acidic nuclear proteins, or complexes of these molecular elements. Antinuclear antibodies are found in systemic autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, and mixed connective tissue disease.Antigen-Antibody Complex: The complex formed by the binding of antigen and antibody molecules. The deposition of large antigen-antibody complexes leading to tissue damage causes IMMUNE COMPLEX DISEASES.C-Reactive Protein: A plasma protein that circulates in increased amounts during inflammation and after tissue damage.Hand Deformities, Acquired: Deformities of the hand, or a part of the hand, acquired after birth as the result of injury or disease.Mice, Knockout: Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized: Antibodies from non-human species whose protein sequences have been modified to make them nearly identical with human antibodies. If the constant region and part of the variable region are replaced, they are called humanized. If only the constant region is modified they are called chimeric. INN names for humanized antibodies end in -zumab.Lymphocyte Activation: Morphologic alteration of small B LYMPHOCYTES or T LYMPHOCYTES in culture into large blast-like cells able to synthesize DNA and RNA and to divide mitotically. It is induced by INTERLEUKINS; MITOGENS such as PHYTOHEMAGGLUTININS, and by specific ANTIGENS. It may also occur in vivo as in GRAFT REJECTION.Antibodies: Immunoglobulin molecules having a specific amino acid sequence by virtue of which they interact only with the ANTIGEN (or a very similar shape) that induced their synthesis in cells of the lymphoid series (especially PLASMA CELLS).Immunosuppressive Agents: Agents that suppress immune function by one of several mechanisms of action. Classical cytotoxic immunosuppressants act by inhibiting DNA synthesis. Others may act through activation of T-CELLS or by inhibiting the activation of HELPER CELLS. While immunosuppression has been brought about in the past primarily to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, new applications involving mediation of the effects of INTERLEUKINS and other CYTOKINES are emerging.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Bone Resorption: Bone loss due to osteoclastic activity.Matrix Metalloproteinase 3: An extracellular endopeptidase of vertebrate tissues similar to MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE 1. It digests PROTEOGLYCAN; FIBRONECTIN; COLLAGEN types III, IV, V, and IX, and activates procollagenase. (Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992)Interleukin-1beta: An interleukin-1 subtype that is synthesized as an inactive membrane-bound pro-protein. Proteolytic processing of the precursor form by CASPASE 1 results in release of the active form of interleukin-1beta from the membrane.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Felty Syndrome: A rare complication of rheumatoid arthritis with autoimmune NEUTROPENIA; and SPLENOMEGALY.Foot: The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE); METATARSUS; phalanges; and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Hand: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.B-Lymphocytes: Lymphoid cells concerned with humoral immunity. They are short-lived cells resembling bursa-derived lymphocytes of birds in their production of immunoglobulin upon appropriate stimulation.Sternoclavicular Joint: A double gliding joint formed by the CLAVICLE, superior and lateral parts of the manubrium sterni at the clavicular notch, and the cartilage of the first rib.Inflammation Mediators: The endogenous compounds that mediate inflammation (AUTACOIDS) and related exogenous compounds including the synthetic prostaglandins (PROSTAGLANDINS, SYNTHETIC).Metatarsophalangeal Joint: The articulation between a metatarsal bone (METATARSAL BONES) and a phalanx.Auranofin: An oral chrysotherapeutic agent for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Its exact mechanism of action is unknown, but it is believed to act via immunological mechanisms and alteration of lysosomal enzyme activity. Its efficacy is slightly less than that of injected gold salts, but it is better tolerated, and side effects which occur are potentially less serious.Sjogren's Syndrome: Chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disease in which the salivary and lacrimal glands undergo progressive destruction by lymphocytes and plasma cells resulting in decreased production of saliva and tears. The primary form, often called sicca syndrome, involves both KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA and XEROSTOMIA. The secondary form includes, in addition, the presence of a connective tissue disease, usually rheumatoid arthritis.Macrophages: The relatively long-lived phagocytic cell of mammalian tissues that are derived from blood MONOCYTES. Main types are PERITONEAL MACROPHAGES; ALVEOLAR MACROPHAGES; HISTIOCYTES; KUPFFER CELLS of the liver; and OSTEOCLASTS. They may further differentiate within chronic inflammatory lesions to EPITHELIOID CELLS or may fuse to form FOREIGN BODY GIANT CELLS or LANGHANS GIANT CELLS. (from The Dictionary of Cell Biology, Lackie and Dow, 3rd ed.)Bone and Bones: A specialized CONNECTIVE TISSUE that is the main constituent of the SKELETON. The principle cellular component of bone is comprised of OSTEOBLASTS; OSTEOCYTES; and OSTEOCLASTS, while FIBRILLAR COLLAGENS and hydroxyapatite crystals form the BONE MATRIX.Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase, Non-Receptor Type 22: A subtype of non-receptor protein tyrosine phosphatases that is characterized by the presence of an N-terminal catalytic domain and a C-terminal PROLINE-rich domain. The phosphatase subtype is predominantly expressed in LYMPHOCYTES and plays a key role in the inhibition of downstream T-LYMPHOCYTE activation. Polymorphisms in the gene that encodes this phosphatase subtype are associated with a variety of AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.Gout: Hereditary metabolic disorder characterized by recurrent acute arthritis, hyperuricemia and deposition of sodium urate in and around the joints, sometimes with formation of uric acid calculi.Interferon-gamma: The major interferon produced by mitogenically or antigenically stimulated LYMPHOCYTES. It is structurally different from TYPE I INTERFERON and its major activity is immunoregulation. It has been implicated in the expression of CLASS II HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS in cells that do not normally produce them, leading to AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.Spondylitis: Inflammation of the SPINE. This includes both arthritic and non-arthritic conditions.Osteitis: Inflammation of the bone.Mice, Inbred BALB CArthritis-Encephalitis Virus, Caprine: A species of LENTIVIRUS, subgenus ovine-caprine lentiviruses (LENTIVIRUSES, OVINE-CAPRINE), closely related to VISNA-MAEDI VIRUS and causing acute encephalomyelitis; chronic arthritis; PNEUMONIA; MASTITIS; and GLOMERULONEPHRITIS in goats. It is transmitted mainly in the colostrum and milk.Biological Therapy: Treatment of diseases with biological materials or biological response modifiers, such as the use of GENES; CELLS; TISSUES; organs; SERUM; VACCINES; and humoral agents.Biological Products: Complex pharmaceutical substances, preparations, or matter derived from organisms usually obtained by biological methods or assay.Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)RANK Ligand: A transmembrane protein belonging to the tumor necrosis factor superfamily that specifically binds RECEPTOR ACTIVATOR OF NUCLEAR FACTOR-KAPPA B and OSTEOPROTEGERIN. It plays an important role in regulating OSTEOCLAST differentiation and activation.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Epitopes: Sites on an antigen that interact with specific antibodies.Mice, Transgenic: Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.Neutrophils: Granular leukocytes having a nucleus with three to five lobes connected by slender threads of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing fine inconspicuous granules and stainable by neutral dyes.Flow Cytometry: Technique using an instrument system for making, processing, and displaying one or more measurements on individual cells obtained from a cell suspension. Cells are usually stained with one or more fluorescent dyes specific to cell components of interest, e.g., DNA, and fluorescence of each cell is measured as it rapidly transverses the excitation beam (laser or mercury arc lamp). Fluorescence provides a quantitative measure of various biochemical and biophysical properties of the cell, as well as a basis for cell sorting. Other measurable optical parameters include light absorption and light scattering, the latter being applicable to the measurement of cell size, shape, density, granularity, and stain uptake.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.Early Diagnosis: Methods to determine in patients the nature of a disease or disorder at its early stage of progression. Generally, early diagnosis improves PROGNOSIS and TREATMENT OUTCOME.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Th17 Cells: Subset of helper-effector T-lymphocytes which synthesize and secrete IL-17, IL-17F, and IL-22. These cytokines are involved in host defenses and tissue inflammation in autoimmune diseases.Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Aurothioglucose: A thioglucose derivative used as an antirheumatic and experimentally to produce obesity in animals.Bone Diseases: Diseases of BONES.Disease Susceptibility: A constitution or condition of the body which makes the tissues react in special ways to certain extrinsic stimuli and thus tends to make the individual more than usually susceptible to certain diseases.Borrelia burgdorferi Group: Gram-negative helical bacteria, in the genus BORRELIA, that are the etiologic agents of LYME DISEASE. The group comprises many specific species including Borrelia afzelii, Borellia garinii, and BORRELIA BURGDORFERI proper. These spirochetes are generally transmitted by several species of ixodid ticks.Sialoglycoproteins: Glycoproteins which contain sialic acid as one of their carbohydrates. They are often found on or in the cell or tissue membranes and participate in a variety of biological activities.Proteoglycans: Glycoproteins which have a very high polysaccharide content.Spleen: An encapsulated lymphatic organ through which venous blood filters.Arthrodesis: The surgical fixation of a joint by a procedure designed to accomplish fusion of the joint surfaces by promoting the proliferation of bone cells. (Dorland, 28th ed)Range of Motion, Articular: The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.Arthroplasty, Replacement: Partial or total replacement of a joint.CD4-Positive T-Lymphocytes: A critical subpopulation of T-lymphocytes involved in the induction of most immunological functions. The HIV virus has selective tropism for the T4 cell which expresses the CD4 phenotypic marker, a receptor for HIV. In fact, the key element in the profound immunosuppression seen in HIV infection is the depletion of this subset of T-lymphocytes.Immunologic Factors: Biologically active substances whose activities affect or play a role in the functioning of the immune system.Immunoconjugates: Combinations of diagnostic or therapeutic substances linked with specific immune substances such as IMMUNOGLOBULINS; MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES; or ANTIGENS. Often the diagnostic or therapeutic substance is a radionuclide. These conjugates are useful tools for specific targeting of DRUGS and RADIOISOTOPES in the CHEMOTHERAPY and RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY of certain cancers.Joint Prosthesis: Prostheses used to partially or totally replace a human or animal joint. (from UMDNS, 1999)Monocytes: Large, phagocytic mononuclear leukocytes produced in the vertebrate BONE MARROW and released into the BLOOD; contain a large, oval or somewhat indented nucleus surrounded by voluminous cytoplasm and numerous organelles.Alleles: Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.Stifle: In horses, cattle, and other quadrupeds, the joint between the femur and the tibia, corresponding to the human knee.Arthroplasty: Surgical reconstruction of a joint to relieve pain or restore motion.Osteoarthritis, Knee: Noninflammatory degenerative disease of the knee joint consisting of three large categories: conditions that block normal synchronous movement, conditions that produce abnormal pathways of motion, and conditions that cause stress concentration resulting in changes to articular cartilage. (Crenshaw, Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, 8th ed, p2019)Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular: Tuberculosis of the bones or joints.Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction: A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.Dose-Response Relationship, Drug: The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Foot Deformities, Acquired: Distortion or disfigurement of the foot, or a part of the foot, acquired through disease or injury after birth.Antibody Formation: The production of ANTIBODIES by proliferating and differentiated B-LYMPHOCYTES under stimulation by ANTIGENS.Elbow Joint: A hinge joint connecting the FOREARM to the ARM.Interleukin-10: A cytokine produced by a variety of cell types, including T-LYMPHOCYTES; MONOCYTES; DENDRITIC CELLS; and EPITHELIAL CELLS that exerts a variety of effects on immunoregulation and INFLAMMATION. Interleukin-10 combines with itself to form a homodimeric molecule that is the biologically active form of the protein.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Receptors, IgG: Specific molecular sites on the surface of various cells, including B-lymphocytes and macrophages, that combine with IMMUNOGLOBULIN Gs. Three subclasses exist: Fc gamma RI (the CD64 antigen, a low affinity receptor), Fc gamma RII (the CD32 antigen, a high affinity receptor), and Fc gamma RIII (the CD16 antigen, a low affinity receptor).Serum Albumin, Bovine: Serum albumin from cows, commonly used in in vitro biological studies. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Atlanto-Axial Joint: The joint involving the CERVICAL ATLAS and axis bones.Matrilin Proteins: PROTEOGLYCANS-associated proteins that are major components of EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX of various tissues including CARTILAGE; and INTERVERTEBRAL DISC structures. They bind COLLAGEN fibers and contain protein domains that enable oligomer formation and interaction with other extracellular matrix proteins such as CARTILAGE OLIGOMERIC MATRIX PROTEIN.Hip Joint: The joint that is formed by the articulation of the head of FEMUR and the ACETABULUM of the PELVIS.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Antibodies, Anti-Idiotypic: Antibodies which react with the individual structural determinants (idiotopes) on the variable region of other antibodies.Age of Onset: The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide: A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.HLA Antigens: Antigens determined by leukocyte loci found on chromosome 6, the major histocompatibility loci in humans. They are polypeptides or glycoproteins found on most nucleated cells and platelets, determine tissue types for transplantation, and are associated with certain diseases.Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.Gene Expression: The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.Arthroscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy and surgery of the joint.Chondrocalcinosis: Presence of calcium salts, especially calcium pyrophosphate, in the cartilaginous structures of one or more joints. When accompanied by attacks of goutlike symptoms, it is called pseudogout. (Dorland, 27th ed)Matrix Metalloproteinases: A family of zinc-dependent metalloendopeptidases that is involved in the degradation of EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX components.Connective Tissue Diseases: A heterogeneous group of disorders, some hereditary, others acquired, characterized by abnormal structure or function of one or more of the elements of connective tissue, i.e., collagen, elastin, or the mucopolysaccharides.Leukocytes, Mononuclear: Mature LYMPHOCYTES and MONOCYTES transported by the blood to the body's extravascular space. They are morphologically distinguishable from mature granulocytic leukocytes by their large, non-lobed nuclei and lack of coarse, heavily stained cytoplasmic granules.Sacroiliac Joint: The immovable joint formed by the lateral surfaces of the SACRUM and ILIUM.Hand Bones: The CARPAL BONES; METACARPAL BONES; and FINGER PHALANGES. In each hand there are eight carpal bones, five metacarpal bones, and 14 phalanges.Terpenes: A class of compounds composed of repeating 5-carbon units of HEMITERPENES.Aggrecans: Large HYALURONAN-containing proteoglycans found in articular cartilage (CARTILAGE, ARTICULAR). They form into aggregates that provide tissues with the capacity to resist high compressive and tensile forces.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Bursa, Synovial: A fluid-filled sac lined with SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE that provides a cushion between bones, tendons and/or muscles around a joint.

Fitzgerald factor (high molecular weight kininogen) clotting activity in human plasma in health and disease in various animal plasmas. (1/11580)

Fitzgerald factor (high molecular weight kininogen) is an agent in normal human plasma that corrects the impaired in vitro surface-mediated plasma reactions of blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, and kinin generation observed in Fitzgerald trait plasma. To assess the possible pathophysiologic role of Fitzgerald factor, its titer was measured by a functional clot-promoting assay. Mean +/- SD in 42 normal adults was 0.99+/-0.25 units/ml, one unit being the activity in 1 ml of normal pooled plasma. No difference in titer was noted between normal men and women, during pregnancy, or after physical exercise. Fitzgerald factor activity was significantly reduced in the plasmas of eight patients with advanced hepatic cirrhosis (0.40+/-0.09 units/ml) and of ten patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation (0.60+/-0.30 units/ml), but was normal in plasmas of patients with other congenital clotting factor deficiencies, nephrotic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, or sarcoidosis, or under treatment with warfarin. The plasmas of 21 mammalian species tested appeared to contain Fitzgerald factor activity, but those of two avian, two repitilian, and one amphibian species did not correct the coagulant defect in Fitzgerald trait plasmas.  (+info)

Wasting of the small hand muscles in upper and mid-cervical cord lesions. (2/11580)

Four patients are described with destructive rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine and neurogenic wasting of forearm and hand muscles. The pathological connection is not immediately obvious, but a relationship between these two observations is described here with clinical, radiological, electrophysiological and necropsy findings. Compression of the anterior spinal artery at upper and mid-cervical levels is demonstrated to be the likely cause of changes lower in the spinal cord. These are shown to be due to the resulting ischaemia of the anterior part of the lower cervical spinal cord, with degeneration of the neurones innervating the forearm and hand muscles. These findings favour external compression of the anterior spinal artery leading to ischaemia in a watershed area as the likeliest explanation for this otherwise inappropriate and bizarre phenomenon.  (+info)

Overexpression of human homologs of the bacterial DnaJ chaperone in the synovial tissue of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (3/11580)

OBJECTIVE: To study the expression of the chaperone family of J proteins in the synovial tissue of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or osteoarthritis. METHODS: Rabbit antibodies specific for a synthetic peptide (pHSJ1: EAYEVLSDKHKREIYD), representing the most conserved part of all J domains thus far identified--among them the Drosophila tumor suppressor Tid56--were used in immunohistochemical analyses of frozen sections of synovial tissue and immunoblotting of protein extracts of adherent synovial cells. IgG specific for Tid56 was also used. RESULTS: Both antisera predominantly and intensely stained synovial lining cells from RA patients; other cells did not stain or stained only faintly. In immunoblots, anti-pHSJ1 specifically detected several bands with molecular weights of >74 kd (type I), 57-64 kd (type II), 41-48 kd (type III), and < or =36 kd (type IV). The strongest band detected in RA adherent synovial cells was the type II band, whereas in a B cell line, a type I band was prominent. CONCLUSION: Several potentially new members of the J family are described. The type II band represents the human homolog of the Drosophila Tid56 protein and is strongly expressed in RA synovial tissue.  (+info)

Establishment and characterization of nurse cell-like stromal cell lines from synovial tissues of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (4/11580)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the features of synovial stromal cells established from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to define these cells as nurse cells. METHODS: Synovial nurse-like stromal cell lines (RA-SNCs) were established from patients with RA. These cell lines were examined for morphology, pseudoemperipolesis activity, cell surface markers, and cytokine production. The interaction between these RA-SNCs and a synovial tissue B cell clone was also examined. RESULTS: RA-SNCs had nurse cell activity. They spontaneously produced interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-8, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor. Furthermore, they produced IL-1beta and tumor necrosis factor alpha and expressed higher levels of the other cytokines after coculture with the B cell clone. Proliferation and Ig production by the B cell clone were dependent on direct contact with RA-SNCs. CONCLUSION: These results indicate that the RA-SNCs were nurse cells. The findings suggest that RA-SNCs may play an important role in the pathogenesis of RA by producing large amounts of cytokines and maintaining infiltrating lymphocytes.  (+info)

Economic consequences of the progression of rheumatoid arthritis in Sweden. (5/11580)

OBJECTIVE: To develop a simulation model for analysis of the cost-effectiveness of treatments that affect the progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The Markov model was developed on the basis of a Swedish cohort of 116 patients with early RA who were followed up for 5 years. The majority of patients had American College of Rheumatology (ACR) functional class II disease, and Markov states indicating disease severity were defined based on Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) scores. Costs were calculated from data on resource utilization and patients' work capacity. Utilities (preference weights for health states) were assessed using the EQ-5D (EuroQol) questionnaire. Hypothetical treatment interventions were simulated to illustrate the model. RESULTS: The cohort distribution among the 6 Markov states clearly showed the progression of the disease over 5 years of followup. Costs increased with increasing severity of the Markov states, and total costs over 5 years were higher for patients who were in more severe Markov states at diagnosis. Utilities correlated well with the Markov states, and the EQ-5D was able to discriminate between patients with different HAQ scores within ACR functional class II. CONCLUSION: The Markov model was able to assess disease progression and costs in RA. The model can therefore be a useful tool in calculating the cost-effectiveness of different interventions aimed at changing the progression of the disease.  (+info)

Dose-loading with hydroxychloroquine improves the rate of response in early, active rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized, double-blind six-week trial with eighteen-week extension. (6/11580)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the usefulness of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) dose-loading to increase the percentage of responders or rate of response in treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Two hundred twelve patients with early RA (mean duration 1.5 years) were enrolled in a 24-week trial. Patients were stabilized with 1,000 mg naproxen/day and then began a 6-week, double-blind trial comparing treatment with HCQ at 400 mg/day (n = 71), 800 mg/day (n = 71), and 1,200 mg/day (n = 66), followed by 18 weeks of open-label HCQ treatment at 400 mg/day. RESULTS: All patients had mild, active disease at the time of initiation of HCQ treatment (31-43% rheumatoid factor positive; no previous disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs; mean swollen joint count 8.6-10.4). Based on the Paulus criteria, response during the 6-week double-blind portion of the study was 47.97%, 57.7%, and 63.6% in the 400 mg/day, 800 mg/day, and 1,200 mg/day groups, respectively (P = 0.052). Discontinuations for adverse events were dose related (3 in the 400 mg/day group, 5 in the 800 mg/day group, 6 in the 1,200 mg/day group). Most involved the gastrointestinal (GI) system, with the background naproxen treatment possibly contributing. Ocular abnormalities occurred in 17 of 212 patients (8%) but were not dose related. CONCLUSION: Dose-loading with HCQ increased the degree of response at 6 weeks in this group of patients with early, predominantly seronegative RA. Adverse GI events were dose related, while adverse ocular events were not.  (+info)

Serum response elements activate and cAMP responsive elements inhibit expression of transcription factor Egr-1 in synovial fibroblasts of rheumatoid arthritis patients. (7/11580)

Analyzing the induction kinetics and promoter elements regulating the expression of the transcription factor Egr-1, we found elevated levels of Egr-1-encoding mRNA in synovial fibroblasts of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients when compared to controls. By contrast, synovial lymphocytes and macrophages do not show an elevated Egr-1 transcription. Therefore, the overexpression of Egr-1 may serve as a diagnostic marker to characterize synovial fibroblasts of RA patients. To study the regulatory mechanisms controlling Egr-1 expression we analyzed the function of transcription factor binding sites located in the Egr-1 promoter. Individual transcription factor binding sites within the Egr-1 promoter were specifically mutated and Egr-1 promoter activity was tested using reporter gene constructs. Our experiments demonstrate that serum response elements are the main positive regulators and binding to a cAMP responsive element represents the major negative regulator for Egr-1 expression in synovial fibroblasts. In addition, we functionally defined a new element, which was not yet described in the human Egr-1 promoter and which serves as a second negative regulatory element for Egr-1 expression. Therefore increased serum response factor activity or failure of Egr-1 repressing signals may account for Egr-1 overexpression in RA synovial fibroblasts.  (+info)

Survivorship and radiological analysis of the standard Souter-Strathclyde total elbow arthroplasty. (8/11580)

We undertook a radiological analysis of 186 standard Souter implants to determine survivorship and to analyse the pattern of failure in those needing revision. The implants had been inserted as a primary procedure in patients with rheumatoid arthritis of the elbow at our hospital over the last 12 years. Taking revision as an endpoint, the survivorship after 12 years was 87%. If, however, revision and loosening, defined as the Hindex value equivalent to demarcation of 1 mm around the whole implant, are also included, the survivorship falls to 80%. Of the 24 implants revised, 18 (75%) were for problems with the humeral component, three (12.5%) with the ulnar component and three (12.5%) for instability. Loosening of the humeral component occurred when the implant extended into the humerus, with the tip moving anteriorly on to the anterior humeral cortex. Our study indicates that loosening can be predicted by the rate of change in this angle of extension of the prosthesis.  (+info)

*Rheumatoid arthritis

Why is life span shortened by Rheumatoid Arthritis? National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Have ... Rheumatoid arthritis at Curlie (based on DMOZ) Charles Weber. "History of rheumatoid arthritis". ... "Pain management for inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and other ... variant of rheumatoid arthritis.[citation needed] In 2010 the 2010 ACR / EULAR Rheumatoid Arthritis Classification Criteria ...

*The Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life Questionnaire

... and Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life (RAQoL)". Arthritis Care & Research. 63 (Supplement S11): S4-S13. doi:10.1002/acr. ... The Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RAQoL) is a disease specific patient-reported outcome measure which ... The RAQoL has been used in clinical studies in order to confirm the efficacy of proposed treatments of rheumatoid arthritis. It ... Whalley, D.; McKenna, S.P.; de Jong, Z.; van der Heijde, D. (1997). "Quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis". Rheumatology. 36 ...

*Intermittent hydrarthrosis

Rheumatoid arthritis. Confusion with rheumatoid arthritis may be common even though IH is a non-inflammatory condition without ... Mattingly suggests that IH may be an unusual variant of rheumatoid arthritis, and some patients may go on to develop RA. Joint ... PR is also more likely to be associated with development of rheumatoid arthritis. Familial Mediterranean Fever. For some ... Unlike some other rheumatological conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, laboratory findings are usually within normal ranges ...

*Rob Horne (professor)

... rheumatoid arthritis; inflammatory bowel disease and also for newly prescribed medications in primary care. His current ...

*Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

... refers to arthritis (both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis) and arthrosis. The term arthrosis may cause confusion since ... Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune joint disease, can also affect the TMJs. Degenerative joint diseases may lead to defects in ... Rheumatoid arthritis. Systemic joint laxity. Chronic back pain. Irritable bowel syndrome. Headache. Chronic neck pain. ... The differential diagnosis is with degenerative joint disease (e.g. osteoarthritis), rheumatoid arthritis, temporal arteritis, ...

*Janus kinase inhibitor

Henriques, C (29 January 2016). "AbbVie Launches Phase 3 Trial for Rheumatoid Arthritis". Rheumatoid Arthritis News. BioNews ... against JAK3 for psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. U.S. FDA approved it in November 2012 for rheumatoid arthritis (moderately ... Numerous clinical trials, many for rheumatoid arthritis. e.g. phase II results Fedratinib (SAR302503). Fedratinib is a JAK2 ... These inhibitors have therapeutic application in the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis ...

*Interleukin 10

or rheumatoid arthritis. rHuIL-10 treatment initially exhibited promising clinical data in psoriasis. but failed to achieve ... "Interleukin 10 treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis enhances Fc gamma receptor expression on monocytes and ...

*Copper aspirinate

Copper(II) aspirinate is an aspirin chelate of copper(II) cations (Cu2+). It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Copper ... "Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)". Copper Development Association. June 2000. MS Iqbal, M Sher, H Pervez & M Saeed (2008). " ... Copper aspirinate has been proven effective as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. A pharmacokinetic study in healthy human ...

*Rituximab

The average wholesale price in the United States of a typical treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (1,000 mg IV dose, 2 weeks ... T Shaw, J Quan, and M Totoritis, "B cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis: the rituximab (anti-CD20) experience", Ann Rheum Dis ... Rituximab has been shown to be an effective rheumatoid arthritis treatment in three randomised controlled trials and is now ... At least one patient with rheumatoid arthritis developed PML after treatment with rituximab. Rituximab has been reported as a ...

*Winchester syndrome

Appearances resemble rheumatoid arthritis. Increased uronic acid is demonstrated in cultured fibroblasts from the skin and to a ... "A new acid mucopolysaccharidosis with skeletal deformities simulating rheumatoid arthritis". Am J Roentgenol Radium Ther Nucl ... This mutation causes a multicentric osteolysis and arthritis syndrome. It is hypothesized that the loss of an upstream MMP-2 ... Causes the Multicentric Osteolysis and Arthritis Disease Winchester Syndrome". American Journal of Human Genetics. 91 (3): 572- ...

*Subluxation

"Rheumatoid Arthritis Spine Imaging". Medscape reference. WebMD LLC. Retrieved March 12, 2013. Eifrig, Charles W (July 22, 2011 ... In the spine, such a displacement may be caused by a fracture, spondylolisthesis, rheumatoid arthritis, severe osteoarthritis, ...

*Schnitzler syndrome

Mertens M; Singh JA (2009). "Anakinra for rheumatoid arthritis". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1): CD005121. doi: ... The Cochrane review entitled, 'Anakinra for rheumatoid arthritis' (Mertens and Singh, 2009 ) evaluates the (clinical ... safety of anakinra in adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis, using data from 2876 patients, from five trials which ... Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism. 37 (3): 137-48. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2007.04.001. PMID 17586002. Tinazzi, Elisa; ...

*List of incurable diseases

It is very common and there is no known cure Rheumatoid Arthritis - Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which ... "What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?". Arthritis Foundation. Retrieved 19 July 2017. "Schizophrenia Treatment & Recovery: Getting the ... Also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease Arthritis - Arthritis is a condition where you feel joint pain. There is no known cure, but ...

*Biological response modifiers

Clinical use: Rheumatoid arthritis. Toxicity: Allergic response & neutropenia. Mechanism of action: Recombinant form of human ... Clinical use: Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis. Mechanism of action: A monoclonal antibody to TNF, ... Clinical use: Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. Toxicity: Respiratory infection, fever, ... whereas BRMs for rheumatoid arthritis aim to reduce inflammation. Some of the effects of BRMs include nausea and vomiting, ...

*HLA-DRB1

An approach to understanding the molecular genetics of susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis". Arthritis and Rheumatism. 30 ( ... Several alleles of DRB1 (shared epitope alleles) are associated with an increased incidence of rheumatoid arthritis. The ... Turesson C, Matteson EL (Jan 2006). "Genetics of rheumatoid arthritis". Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 81 (1): 94-101. doi:10.4065/ ...

*Multiple sclerosis drug pipeline

January 1995). "Minocycline in rheumatoid arthritis. A 48-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. MIRA Trial Group". ...

*Penicillamine

It is also used for people with kidney stones who have high urine cystine levels, rheumatoid arthritis, copper poisoning, and ... Penicillamine can be used as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) to treat severe active rheumatoid arthritis in ... Penicillamine has been used in rheumatoid arthritis since the first successful case in 1964. Cuprimine remains in production ( ... Camp, A. V. (1977). "Penicillamine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis". Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine. 70 ...

*Adaptive Physical Education Australia

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis causes persistent pain and swelling in joints. Visual impairments as defined by the Royal ... "Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: definition". Mayo Clinic. "Vision". The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. "What is ...

*Chrysiasis

ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. "Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options". Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. Retrieved 26 October 2017. ... usually for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Such treatment has been superseded as the best practice for treating the ... Treatments containing gold traces were also used to treat cases of rheumatoid arthritis - but because the dose used for ... tuberculosis was higher than for arthritis, it has not afflicted many subscribing to such treatments. Gold can be identified in ...

*Secukinumab

Rheumatoid Arthritis Study, Group.; Foster, CS; Kim, RY; Samson, CM; Falk, NS; Chu, DS; Callanan, D; Nguyen, QD; Uveitis Study ... rheumatoid arthritis, and uveitis". Science translational medicine. 2 (52): 52ra72. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.3001107. PMID ... IL17A is upregulated in serum of people with psoriasis and in the synovial fluid of people with psoriatic arthritis, and ... It is used to treat psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis. It is given by subcutaneous injection and is ...

*Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

... rheumatoid arthritis, or an infection.[citation needed] The sacroiliac joint is a true diarthrodial joint that joins the sacrum ... The sacroiliac joint itself often will not show degenerative changes, such as arthritis, until many years of the dysfunction ...

*Interleukin 6

... which has been approved for rheumatoid arthritis, Castleman's disease and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Others are in ... Nishimoto N (May 2006). "Interleukin-6 in rheumatoid arthritis". Current Opinion in Rheumatology. 18 (3): 277-81. doi:10.1097/ ... and rheumatoid arthritis. Hence, there is an interest in developing anti-IL-6 agents as therapy against many of these diseases ... "IL-6 receptor inhibition with tocilizumab improves treatment outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis refractory to anti- ...

*11-Deoxycorticosterone

Weber, C. E. (1984). "Copper response to rheumatoid arthritis". Medical Hypotheses. 15 (4): 333-348. doi:10.1016/0306-9877(84) ...

*HLA-DR4

... anti-citrullinated fibrinogen in rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune hepatitis DRB1*04:05: rheumatoid arthritis, Autoimmune ... DRB1*04:01 is associated with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lyme disease induced arthritis DRB1*04 ... derived from IMGT/HLA Roudier J (2006). "HLA-DRB1 genes and extraarticular rheumatoid arthritis". Arthritis Research & Therapy ... results of eighteen years of followup from the early rheumatoid arthritis study". Arthritis Rheum. 56 (5): 1408-16. doi:10.1002 ...

*ACR score

"ACR Preliminary Definition of Improvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis". Rocha, Kathleen. "ACR Score: Measuring Rheumatoid Arthritis ... The Rheumatoid Arthritis Severity Scale (RASS) is based on sections of the ACR scoring system. The 2010 ACR / EULAR Rheumatoid ... 2002). "Rheumatoid Arthritis Severity Scale: a brief, physician-completed scale not confounded by patient self-report of ... ACR score is a scale to measure change in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.[citation needed] It is named after the American ...

*Personal Independence Payment

Campaigners have expressed concern for patients with progressive, incurable conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - A longitudinal analysis of prevalence of sustained remission and low disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with anti-tumour necrosis factor: an analysis of the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register for Rheumatoid Arthritis. AU - Hamann, Philip D H. AU - Shaddick, Gavin. AU - McHugh, Neil. AU - Hyrich, Kimme. AU - Pauling, John D. PY - 2018/4/30. Y1 - 2018/4/30. N2 - Background: Attainment of remission or low disease activity (LDA) are recommended targets for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment, and associated with improved functional and radiographic long-term outcomes. However, evidence reporting the prevalence of sustained remission/LDA is sparse. This study examines how often sustained remission/LDA occurs, and how this outcome has changed between 2001 and 2013 in patients with RA treated with anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) using data from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register for Rheumatoid Arthritis (BSRBR-RA).Methods: ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may have higher-than-average odds of developing epilepsy, a new study suggests.. Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis were one-third more likely to develop epilepsy by age 4 than other children. The risk of epilepsy later in childhood was one-quarter higher for those born to moms with rheumatoid arthritis, the study found.. But, experts stressed that the findings dont prove that a mothers rheumatoid arthritis causes epilepsy. So far, only an association has been found.. And even if children of women with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher epilepsy risk than other kids do, the odds are still low.. In the study of nearly 2 million children, the vast majority of those born to moms with rheumatoid arthritis did not develop epilepsy, said lead researcher Ane Lilleore Rom, of Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark.. Still, she said, the findings raise the possibility that when a ...
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis is the chronic inflammation of multiple joints systems with predilection for smaller joints the responsibility of. Rheumatoid Arthritis causes pain Symptoms of inflammation in joints that have pain, swelling, redness, warmth and damage to function i. e. stiffness and limitation within the motion and function almost all multiple joints. Although joints add main structure affected by this condition, it can cause inflammation consist of body parts too for example, the eyes, lungs, meeting place, blood vessels and renal system. Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis are typically worst in the morning with gradual easing of Symptoms clients .. This chronic worsening of Symptoms in the morning, especially of stiffness within the joints, are important diagnostic clues in differentiating other designs of Arthritis for case in point OsteoArthritis and gouty Arthritis. Other Symptoms of the people Rheumatoid Arthritis are non-specific, and is particularly ...
Rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic, autoimmune disease, is the most crippling form of arthritis and affects approximately 1.3 million Americans. This chronic disease is characterized by painful and stiff joints on both sides of the body that may become enlarged and deformed. Rheumatoid arthritis affects more women than men (75 percent of persons with rheumatoid arthritis are women). Onset of the disease is usually middle-age, but it does occur in individuals as early as age 20. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis may also have osteoporosis, a progressive deterioration of bone density.. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a form of arthritis in children ages 16 or younger that causes inflammation and stiffness of joints for more than six weeks. Unlike adult rheumatoid arthritis, which is chronic and lasts a lifetime, children often outgrow juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. However, the disease can affect bone development in the growing child.. ...
A serious disease of the autoimmune system, rheumatoid arthritis mostly affects the joints. Nonetheless, since it is a systemic autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis may also affect other body areas. Here are some of the other symptoms that can be linked with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.. Heart. One area that may be unfavorably affected due to rheumatoid arthritis is the heart. It is common for fluid to collect near the heart as a result of inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Although such symptoms are frequently fairly mild, this problem may potentially develop into something more serious.. If severe inflammation occurs, it can affect the heart muscle. Coronary arteries may swell, making the heart muscle work harder. The lungs might also be involved in rheumatoid arthritis. Similar to the heart muscle, fluid may collect around the lungs, and the lung tissue may stiffen. Rheumatoid arthritis related inflammation can make breathing difficult.. Skin. It is not uncommon for ...
List of Tables. Table 1: Clinical subtypes of Indication. Table 2: Risk Factors. Table 3: Prevalence cases (%) Region wise. Table 4: Sources used for forecasting the data. Table 5: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Global Epidemiology, (2013-2023). Table 6: Prevalent Cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) (Ages =XX Years), US (2013-2023). Table 7: Prevalent Cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) By Sex (Males & Females), US (2013-2023). Table 8: Prevalent Cases By Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Sub-population, US (2013-2023). Table 9: Prevalent Cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) (Ages =XX Years), United Kingdom (2013-2023). Table 10: Prevalent Cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) By Sex (Males & Females), United Kingdom (2013-2023). Table 11: Prevalent Cases By Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Sub-population, United Kingdom (2013-2023). Table 12: Prevalent Cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) (Ages =XX Years), Germany (2013-2023). Table 13: Prevalent Cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) By Sex (Males & Females), Germany ...
Objective. To develop classification criteria for early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) based on a large cohort of early inflammatory arthritis patients and to evaluate the performance of these criteria.. Methods. The study population comprised a cohort of early inflammatory arthritis patients with symptom duration less than one year. Classification criteria of ERA were developed by incorporating the most sensitive or specific variables. Performance of the ERA criteria, 1987 ACR and 2010 ACR/EULAR criteria were evaluated.. Results. A total of 803 patients were enrolled in this study. By the end of the one year follow-up, 514 patients were diagnosed with RA, 251 with other rheumatic diseases, and 38 patients with undifferentiated arthritis. The ERA criteria are as follows: 1) morning stiffness >= 30 minutes; 2) arthritis of 3 or more joint areas; 3) arthritis of hand joints; 4) positive RF; 5) positive anti-CCP antibody. Rheumatoid arthritis is defined by the presence of 3 or more of the criteria. The ...
People who had What are the Cures For Rheumatoid Arthritis Chemotherapy Wiki often times have a heightened erythrocyte deposit charge and also M Responsive Peptids, which often may indicate a good your seditious system in your body. Additional popular body reports check out rheumatoid consideration and also anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies. A family doctor might would suggest Back button Ray of light for helping track any development with rheumatoid arthritis on your own predisposed joints throughout time. MRI and also sonography reports can really help physician assess any severity of the infection inside your body.. ...
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Treatment of The nagging pains and physical limitations of the more than 100 forms of arthritis are common to millions of people. Rheumatoid arthritis is among the most debilitating of all forms, causing joints to ache and throb and eventually become deformed. Sometimes these symptoms make even the simplest activities - such as opening a jar or taking a walk - difficult to manage, Unlike osteoarthritis, which results from wear and tear on your joints, rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition. The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, but its believed to be the bodys immune system attacking the tissue that lines your joints, synovium, Rheumatoid arthritis is two to three times more common in women than in men and generally strikes between the ages of 20 and 50. But rheumatoid arthritis can also affect young children and adults older than age 50, Theres no cure for rheumatoid arthritis. But with proper treatment, a strategy for joint protection and changes in lifestyle, you can live
The most debilitating style of Arthritis is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Unlike other designs of Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis is definitely autoimmune disorder. It attacks joints and bodily organs, causing severe inflammations totally pain. The most important thing in all Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments is the detecting this disease right away. Unlike other forms of the Arthritis, RA does a portion of the damage during first twenty-four a number of. As there is no cure compared to that disease, the best thing we intend to hope for is to stop its progress right away or at least alleviate the anguish and minimize the complementary damage. There are several drugs to use to reduce the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis. First, and has NSAID - Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs such as acetylsalicylic acid and ibuprofen. Most of them are available non - prescription, but in more severe cases you should ask your doctor for stronger NSAID thatre prescription-only. Other means of reducing the Symptoms ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cyclosporine and methotrexate for severe rheumatoid arthritis. AU - Schlesinger, Naomi. AU - Huppert, Arthur. AU - Hoch, Susan. AU - Malleson, Peter. AU - Steinberg, Alfred D.. AU - Rosh, Joel. AU - Birnbaum, Audrey H.. AU - Van de Rijn, Matthijs. AU - Kamel, Onsi W.. AU - Storb, Rainer. AU - Thomas, E. Donnall. AU - Tugwell, Peter. AU - Yocum, David. AU - Pincus, Theodore. AU - Wells, George. PY - 1995/12/7. Y1 - 1995/12/7. N2 - To the Editor: Tugwell et al. (July 20 issue)1 found that "patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis and only partial responses to methotrexate had clinically important improvement after combination therapy with cyclosporine and methotrexate." We are concerned about the manner in which the cyclosporine doses were adjusted. No mention of the patients serum cyclosporine levels was made. Determination of serum cyclosporine levels might have allowed a better understanding of the results with respect to therapeutic serum ranges of this medication. The ...
Objective. Many studies presented some evidence that EBV might play a role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. Still, there are conflicting reports concerning the existence of EBV in the synovial tissue of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Material and methods. Takeda et al. designed a study to detected EBV DNA is synovial tissues obtained at synovectomy or arthroplasty from 32 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 30 control patients (no rheumatoid arthritis). In this study, the data as published by Takeda et al. were re-analysed. Results. EBV infection of human synovial tissues is a condition per quam of rheumatoid arthritis. And much more than this. There is a highly significant causal relationship between an EBV infection of human synovial tissues and rheumatoid arthritis (k= +0,546993718, p-value = 0,00001655). Conclusion. These findings suggest that EBV infection of human synovial tissues is a main cause of rheumatoid arthritis. ...
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Background: Modulation of Jak-STAT signalling may provide an effective therapeutic strategy in inflammatory arthritis (IA).. Objective: To examine the effect of successful disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) treatment on the expression of Jak-STAT in a cohort of patients with active rheumatoid arthritis.. Methods: Synovial tissue biopsy specimens from 16 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis, taken before and after initiation of DMARD treatment, were examined for the presence of janus kinase (Jak)3, signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)1, STAT4 and STAT6 expression using immunohistochemistry.. Results: Successful treatment with DMARDs results in reduction in STAT1 expression in the lining, and STAT1 and STAT6 in the sublining of rheumatoid arthritis synovial tissue. Although the overall expression of STAT4 and Jak3 was not significantly altered by DMARD treatment, there was a significant reduction in the expression of the STAT4 and Jak3 bright cells, thought to be ...
The major symptom of rheumatoid arthritis is the joint stiffness felt when you wake up in the morning, most often in the feet and hands. The stiffness can persist for more than an hour or so. This can also be associated with pain and swelling that can last for more than 6 weeks. This can be an indication of the rheumatoid arthritis.. Rheumatoid Arthritis usually affects the joints close to the hand and wrist. It can even affect the joints in your feet. However, the disease can affect other parts of the body as well. Anybody can be affected by rheumatoid arthritis. But women are most likely to develop such signs or symptoms more than men.. Rheumatoid Arthritis can occur between ages 20 to 30. The main reasons of rheumatoid arthritis are yet to be understood. But there are several successful strategies that have been developed to deal with the symptoms.. The joint discomfort can well be typically symmetrical, for instance both hands and legs will hurt or feel the stiffness, not just one. The early ...
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Objective: To examine rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with short disease duration over 10 years, and to identify factors that are associated with the course of pain, depression and anxiety.. Methods: A cohort of 238 patients with RA (age 20-70 years, mean disease duration 2.3 years, 68% rheumatoid factor positive) was followed with assessments at baseline and after 1, 2, 5 and 10 years. Self-reported health status was assessed by pain on a 100 mm visual analogue scale, the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales (AIMS), the 28-item version of General Health Questionnaires, and the Health Assessment Questionnaire. We also examined the erythrocyte sedimentation ratio, grip strength (kg) and radiographic progression of the hands (van der Heijde modified Sharp score). Repeated measures analyses of variance were used to explore the effect of time on measures of outcome among completers, whereas repeated measures analyses using a mixed model were applied to identify factors that were longitudinally associated ...
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It is believed that rheumatoid arthritis does not have any known cure and at best, early and aggressive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis may significantly help in managing the disease as well as improve pain control and alleviate stiffness and fatigue. Rheumatoid arthritis treatment may be undertaken by using Rituxan which is a drug that is thought to be showing promising results and this drug, which is also known as Mabthera or Rituximab works by targeting B-cells and it may also be used to pave the way for other smart treatments to rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis treatment has so far only focused on treating the symptoms or modifying the disease process though lack of specificity may cause healthy cells to die along with the diseased cells. Pain Is The Major Reason Why People Seek Treatment It is believed that a majority of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis rank pain as the main reason for seeking professional help and for rheumatoid arthritis treatment. Non-steroid ...
BACKGROUND: Neutralization of tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-alpha) for three to six months reduces the symptoms and signs of rheumatoid arthritis. However, the capacity of this approach to effect a more sustained benefit and its effect on joint damage are not known. METHODS: We treated 428 patients who had active rheumatoid arthritis despite methotrexate therapy with placebo or infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody against TNF-alpha, in intravenous doses of 3 or 10 mg per kilogram of body weight every 4 or 8 weeks in combination with oral methotrexate for 54 weeks. We assessed clinical responses with use of the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology, the quality of life with a health-status questionnaire, and the effect on joint damage radiographically. RESULTS: The combination of infliximab and methotrexate was well tolerated and resulted in a sustained reduction in the symptoms and signs of rheumatoid arthritis that was significantly greater than the reduction associated with
The aim of this study was to investigate the microRNA expression pattern in neutrophils from rheumatoid arthritis patients and its contribution to their pathogenic profile and to analyze the effect of specific autoantibodies or inflammatory components in the regulation of microRNAs in rheumatoid arthritis neutrophils and its modulation by biological therapies. Neutrophils were isolated from paired peripheral blood and synovial fluid samples of 40 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and from peripheral blood of 40 healthy donors. A microRNA array was performed using nCounter technology. Neutrophils from healthy donors were treated in vitro with antibodies to citrullinated protein antigens isolated from rheumatoid arthritis patients and tumor necrosis factor-α or interleukin-6. A number of cytokines and chemokines were analyzed. In vitro treatments of rheumatoid arthritis-neutrophils with tocilizumab or infliximab were carried out. Transfections with pre-microRNAs and DICER downregulation were ...
Effects of Anti-Inflammatory Diets on Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Integrative Literature Review Jeffrey James Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Elizabeth Hartman Abstract Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was estimated to have affected 1.5 million adults above the age of 18 in 2005 and rate of incidence has been reported to be increasing. Only 40-60% of rheumatoid arthritis risk can be attributed to genetics. Many studies suggest a link between RA and diet. Objectives: The aim of this literature review was to investigate whether or not dietary choices could have a significant impact on the development of RA. Methods: This integrative literature was conducted using keywords
2017 Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Natural Causes Effective All Natural Treatments For Arthritis Dr Axe and Osalteoarthritis - draxe.com. All the tendons and suspensory ligaments which will develop the mutual with each other deteriorate and stretch. Steadily, the mutual will lose it has the figure and alignment. Healthcare doctors are not familiar with precisely what will begin this, however a genetic ingredient seems likely. Even when your passed dow genes wont really induce rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, they will make you weaker in order to external components, such as fungi having confident germs and micro organism, which will trigger the disease.. ...
A working group convened by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has evaluated more than 60 disease activity measures for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The group narrowed the number of RA disease activity measures and ...
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Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It causes inflammation of the synovium, low grade fever, joint pain, swelling in joints. Watch this video to know in detail about the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It causes inflammation of the synovium, low grade fever, joint pain, swelling in joints. Watch this video to know in detail about the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It causes inflammation of the synovium, low grade fever, joint pain, swelling in joints. Watch this video to know in detail about the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most commonly diagnosed systemic inflammatory arthritis. Women, smokers, and those with a family history of the disease are most often affected. Criteria for diagnosis include having at least one joint with definite swelling that is not explained by another disease. The likelihood of a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis increases with the number of small joints involved. In a patient with inflammatory arthritis, the presence of a rheumatoid factor or anti-citrullinated protein antibody, or elevated C-reactive protein level or erythrocyte sedimentation rate suggests a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Initial laboratory evaluation should also include complete blood count with differential and assessment of renal and hepatic function. Patients taking biologic agents should be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis. Earlier diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis allows for earlier treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic agents. Combinations of medications are often
MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests.. While rheumatoid arthritis rates in women are three times higher than in men, and women with RA have more severe physical decline and disability, sex-based differences in RA are poorly understood, the researchers said.. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and pain in the joints.. Other research has shown that rheumatoid arthritis in women is influenced by childbirth and other reproductive and hormonal changes. For example, the study authors pointed out that women with early menopause are more likely to develop RA than those with normal or late menopause.. "Further study is needed as to why women with rheumatoid arthritis are suffering a greater decline in function after menopause," said study lead author Elizabeth Mollard. Shes an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Nebraska College of Nursing in ...
MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests.. While rheumatoid arthritis rates in women are three times higher than in men, and women with RA have more severe physical decline and disability, sex-based differences in RA are poorly understood, the researchers said.. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and pain in the joints.. Other research has shown that rheumatoid arthritis in women is influenced by childbirth and other reproductive and hormonal changes. For example, the study authors pointed out that women with early menopause are more likely to develop RA than those with normal or late menopause.. "Further study is needed as to why women with rheumatoid arthritis are suffering a greater decline in function after menopause," said study lead author Elizabeth Mollard. Shes an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Nebraska College of Nursing in ...
Such as, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gonococcal arthritis, viral arthritis and many other types. ... It is completely different from the less common rheumatoid arthritis, which is an inflammatory arthritis in which the bodys immune system attacks its own tissues, causing inflammation. ... Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease, meaning that its a condition that is continuous or persistent over an extended period of time. ... The cause of rheumatoid arthritis or (RA) is still unknown. ... Joint involvement in rheumatoid arthritis usually affects both sid.... ...
Orlando, FL - March 30, 2015 - There are more than 1.5 million people in the United States who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is known for its capacity to progress rapidly, cause extreme inflammation and degrade the joints. That is why researchers are searching for ways to improve the management of the condition.. Personalized treatment plan tools are now being developed as a way to help rheumatoid arthritis sufferers. Experts understand that rheumatoid arthritis can be difficult to treat, with medications being effective for some, but not for others. This has encouraged them to study the condition and the potential pain management more.. "There are certain factors to consider in order to develop a safe and effective system for rheumatoid arthritis. Lifestyle and environmental factors have a tremendous impact, which is why a more personalized approach is necessary," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle OSullivan.. The Arthritis Foundation has ...
Pulmonary fibrosis is an extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis whose etiology remains uncertain. Although the clinical course of many individuals with this disorder can mimic that observed in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, the natural history of fibrotic lung disease associated with rheumatoid arthritis remains largely undefined. It is the intent of this clinical protocol to (1) estimate the prevalence of pulmonary fibrosis in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, (2) define the natural history of pulmonary fibrosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, (3) estimate the survival rate of individuals with pulmonary fibrosis and rheumatoid arthritis, and (4) examine pulmonary physiologic, radiologic, and biochemical markers that predict the development or progression of fibrotic lung disease ...
What happens if you dont pay attention to the rheumatoid arthritis symptoms that you feel? It doesnt matter how old you are or what you have going on in your life. Paying attention to the problem at hand, which has to do with your health, is incredibly important. If you dont take care of your arthritis pain, you could find yourself unable to do the things that you are worrying so much about right now. Do you know what the symptoms of arthritis are? If so, you should also know why its important to listen to your body so that the worst of the complications from the rheumatoid arthritis symptoms you face can be avoided.. What Are The Symptoms?. The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are in fact fairly simple. For starters, you are likely to feel pain. The pain is likely to be in joints throughout your body. The most common places for this pain to be in is the smaller joints in your body including your fingers and feet, but it can be felt anywhere. You are also likely to feel aching in those joints ...
Usually by the time the patient with rheumatoid arthritis requires or opts for surgery, there would have been quite a bit of joint damage and some degrees of subluxation or deformity of the joints. Comprehensive occupational therapy assessment would include physical, physiological, psychological, social and environmental perspectives of the patient with rheumatoid arthritis. It is often at this stage also that many of the patients would probably have stopped any form of paid employment, except for housewives who would still be doing household chores.. The things that the hand occupational therapist will be looking out for includes power, presence of deformity, any signs of subluxation, skin temperature, pain and range of motions will be assessed. Given the fact that rheumatoid arthritis has its cycles of exarcebations and remissions, itd be good to keep an assessment mindset over at least 3 sessions to ascertain the hand and its function. Itd be good also to breakdown the assessment over 2-4 ...
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The aim of this report was to propose a definition for erosive disease in the context of inflammatory arthritis in light of the 2010 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) rheumatoid arthritis (RA) criteria for use in clinical practice and studies. A EULAR task force was formed including 16 rheumatologists and one rheumatology fellow. The process was both evidence based and consensus based, and included, between March 2010 and April 2012, analyses of data from two cohorts, two face-to-face meetings, one online voting and one teleconference. The Leiden Early Arthritis Cohort and the French ESPOIR cohort were used for the evidence-based part. The outcome measures, which were initiation of methotrexate therapy, or any disease-modifying antirheumatic drug therapy within the first year of disease and arthritis persistency over 5 years, were studied with the aim to give the best definition of erosive disease. A decision was made to select a definition with a high
Rheumatoid Arthritis emerges as a major cause of disability which plagues the normal lives of over a million people all over the world. The Rheumatoid Arthritis is considered the second most common type of arthritis. People suffering from such a disease find themselves unable to carry out their day to day activities like housekeeping or working because of the condition. If you are one of them and would want to find out an effective solution, then you must first know the symptoms or signs of rheumatoid arthritis.. Stills disease otherwise known as rheumatoid arthritis is described as a health condition which causes joint inflammation and associated pain, stiffness and swelling. Rheumatoid arthritis is the main cause wherein the immune system of the body attacks the joint tissues, bones, organs and break down cartilage and collagen.. As a chronic disease it affects people differently. It can even fluctuate over time, often marked by signs which improve just to re-emerge later on. In few cases, it ...
In a final appraisal determination, NICE has recommended the biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) sarilumab (Kevzara) for routine NHS use in the treatment of certain patients with rheumatoid arthritis.. Sarilumab, in combination with methotrexate, is recommended as an option for the treatment of severe active rheumatoid arthritis in adults whose disease has responded inadequately to intensive therapy with a combination of conventional DMARDs. Severe disease is defined as a disease activity score (DAS28) of more than 5.1. Sarilumab is also recommended with methotrexate in adults with severe active disease who have responded inadequately to, or who cannot take, other DMARDs, including at least one biological DMARD, and who cannot take rituximab.. NICE adds that sarilumab can be used as monotherapy in patients who cannot take methotrexate because of a contraindication or intolerance. Treatment should be continued only if there is at least a moderate response, as measured using ...
Research is ongoing for effective treatment of the debilitating condition of rheumatoid arthritis. With the approval of a new product, rheumatoid arthritis sufferers hold out the hope that it will be effective for them. Even after release, the pharmaceuticals are the subject of ongoing evaluation. A new study was conducted to compare the efficacy of abatacept to adalimumab both with background methotrexate. Researchers affiliated with Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts published their findings online on November 20 in the journal Arthritis and rheumatism.. The researchers noted that a need exists for comparative studies to provide evidence-based treatment guidance for biologics in rheumatoid. Therefore, the designed the first head-to-head study in rheumatoid arthritis, which compared subcutaneous abatacept versus adalimumab both with background methotrexate. The primary end point was the ACR20 response at one year. The ACR score is a scale to measure change in rheumatoid ...
The European Commission (EC) has approved Pfizers Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate) oral tablets to treat moderate-to-severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adult patients in the European Union (EU).. The 5mg twice-daily (BID) tablets have been approved in combination with methotrexate (MTX) for patients who have responded inadequately to, or who are intolerant to one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).. Xeljanz belongs to a new class of therapies called Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, and can be given as monotherapy in case of intolerance to MTX, or when treatment with MTX is otherwise inappropriate.. Pfizer Innovative Health Inflammation & Immunology regional president Angela Lukin said: "With a heritage of more than 60 years of providing rheumatoid arthritis treatment options, Pfizer has been a leader in helping to improve the lives of people with inflammatory conditions.. "The approval of Xeljanz in Europe demonstrates Pfizers ongoing commitment to developing medicines ...
Objective: To explore the role of HLA-DRB1 genes in determining disease severity in rheumatoid arthritis.. ▪ Design: Case series of patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis.. ▪ Setting: The outpatient clinic of the Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic.. ▪ Patients: One hundred and two patients with seropositive, erosive rheumatoid arthritis and a minimum disease duration of 3 years.. ▪ Measurements: Patients were genotyped for both HLA-DRB1 alleles and were categorized according to the expression of one or two disease-linked HLA-DRB1 alleles. Identification of HLA-DRB1 alleles was done by the polymerase chain reaction and subsequent oligonucleotide hybridization. Homozygosity for allelic variants was confirmed by sequence analysis. Immunogenetically defined patient subgroups were retrospectively evaluated for joint destruction and patterns of disease manifestation, including rheumatoid organ disease.. ▪ Results: Of 102 patients, 98 (96%) expressed the disease-linked sequence ...
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BACKGROUND: Poor sleep is prevalent in patients with systemic inflammatory disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, and, in addition to fatigue, pain, depression and inflammation, is associated with an increased risk of co-morbidity and all-cause mortality. Whereas non-pharmacological interventions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis have been shown to reduce pain and fatigue, no randomized controlled trials have examined the effect of non-pharmacological interventions on improvement of sleep in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of this trial was to evaluate the efficacy of an intermittent aerobic exercise intervention on sleep, assessed both objectively and subjectively in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS/DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial including 44 patients with rheumatoid arthritis randomly assigned to an exercise training intervention or to a control group. The intervention consists of 18 session intermittent aerobic exercise training on a bicycle ergometer ...
Arthritis is generally often known as the arthritis. There are many Types Of Arthritis and also the factors responsible for causing it will also be innumerable. In some good examples, the condition can be so severe that might cripple a person for a lifetime. It interferes in the laid-back activity of a persons life. Some of the common Types Of Arthritis are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, gout etc. Rheumatoid Arthritis commonly occurs within your hands, wrists and knees. When the inflammation take place, it tends to affect not only joist but also spreads the redness to the surrounding flesh. This might lead to permanent damage of the cartilage and foods bones. In order to conquer this condition, there are a variety of Treatments that are available. There are massages, methods and ointments available. Of all of the types of surgeries easily, THA is one in all common types of surgery quantity of beneficial for the Treatment from you hip Arthritis. The doctor concerned will bear in mind ...
Häuselmann, H J; Caravatti, M; Seifert, Burkhardt; Wang, K; Bruckner, P; Stucki, G; Michel, B A (1998). Can collagen type II sustain a methotrexate-induced therapeutic effect in patients with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis? A double-blind, randomized trial. British Journal of Rheumatology, 37(10):1110-1117. ...
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease characterized by sustained synovitis. Recently, several studies have proposed neutrophils and Th17 cells as key players in the onset and perpetuation of this disease. The main goal of this work was to determine whether cytokines driving neutrophil and Th17 activation are dysregulated in very early rheumatoid arthritis patients with less than 6 weeks of disease duration and before treatment (VERA). Cytokines related to neutrophil and Th17 activation were quantified in the serum of VERA and established RA patients and compared with other very early arthritis (VEA) and healthy controls. Synovial fluid (SF) from RA and osteoarthritis (OA) patients was also analyzed. VERA patients had increased serum levels of cytokines promoting Th17 polarization (IL-1β and IL-6), as well as IL-8 and Th17-derived cytokines (IL-17A and IL-22) known to induce neutrophil-mediated inflammation. In established RA this pattern is more evident within the SF.
Objective: To review the efficacy and safety profile of methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis. Data source: Published original research work and reviews were searched in English related to efficacy and safety profile of methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis. Study design: Only articles that emphasis on efficacy and safety profile of methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis. Data extraction: Online and library searches done. Data synthesis: Data added and summarized. Conclusion: Methotrexate (MTX) has been the mainstay of treatment of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). It has been used for over 50 years as the backbone in the treatment in a number of rheumatic diseases and thus it remains a gold standard of therapy for RA. Clinical trial results indicate that weekly low dose MTX is generally safe and effective in the treatment of RA. Factors that favour a good response to MTX are male gender, non-smoking, early disease stage, absence of previous DMARD use, lower baseline disease activity, ...
Its time to kick that morning donut and coffee habit. Research shows that eating particular foods like sugary treats and certain caffeinated beverages may worsen rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. There are a range of drugs that treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but dont ignore the simpler ways of reducing RA pain like diet modification. Though the research surrounding diet and RA is still inconclusive, many doctors recommend cutting out common foods that trigger RA symptoms to see if this improves symptoms. As of now there is no agreed upon diet for rheumatoid arthritis, but there are some people who do seem to have food sensitivities. However, here are five foods commonly reported to aggravate arthritis symptoms: ...
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a long condition affecting every person in a different way. For some, it can occur for ages, while for others, remissions may become shorter. When the rheumatic condition isnt active, Symptoms can be absent. People diagnosed with this complaint can have the candor inactive for even provided that a month. Although it may involve various parts of the body, the major structures might affected are the joints. When it becomes lively, this is the extra time when joints become green. In the normal understand, inflammation is due with regards to bodys reaction to infection as well as harmful attacks of incorrect foreign organisms. But created for Rheumatoid Arthritis, inflammation occurs within normal bodily functions with reasons not forwarded. The joints that Rheumatoid Arthritis most usually affects are definitely the hands, particularly the knuckles. It is because the reason that these bony prominences will be the most to experience constant worry. But then, Rheumatoid ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Anti-TNF Treatment Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Is Associated with Genetic Variation in the NLRP3-Inflammasome. AU - Sode, Jacob. AU - Vogel, Ulla. AU - Bank, Steffen. AU - Andersen, Paal Skytt. AU - Thomsen, Marianne Kragh. AU - Hetland, Merete Lund. AU - Locht, Henning. AU - Heegaard, Niels. AU - Andersen, Vibeke. PY - 2014. Y1 - 2014. N2 - OBJECTIVE: Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) benefit from tumor necrosis factor-α blocking treatment (anti-TNF), but about one third do not respond. The objective of this study was to replicate and extend previously found associations between anti-TNF treatment response and genetic variation in the TNF-, NF-κB- and pattern recognition receptor signalling pathways.METHODS: Forty-one single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), including 34 functional, in 28 genes involved in inflammatory pathways were assessed in 538 anti-TNF naive Danish RA patients with clinical data. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were ...
More than 70 percent of the RA patients in the sample, both cases and controls, had received DMARD treatment--including the popular drug methotrexate (MTX), which was recently linked to increased risk of EBV-positive lymphomas by researchers in France. In this study, however, MTX and other standard DMARDs were not associated with any increase in lymphoma risk, nor were NSAIDS, aspirin, or steroids. Interestingly, lymphoma risk was particularly low among patients who had received frequent corticosteroid injections in inflamed joints, indicating a possible lymphoma-protective role of potent anti-inflammatory drugs. Of all the medical treatments assessed, researchers observed increased lymphoma risk associated only with azathioprine (AZA), which is not regarded as a traditional DMARD for RA and rarely used in current treatment ...
Arthritis is probably mans oldest auto-immune disease. Mummies uncovered in Egypt and excavated prehistoric man suffered from arthritis. Some people might tell you that a certain remedy for arthritis worked for them, but when you try it - NOTHING. Is your friends cure all in his head? Not necessarily. Arthritis is caused by many different conditions. Different changes in diet and lifestyle might work for one person while a different approach is needed for the same results in someone else. Listed are some of the most common causes of arthritis. Lack of Nutrients (especially calcium, fats and copper) (see also ***acidosis ***) Some people ask me if a copper bracelet works. In theory it could. Those who have a hard time utilizing copper suffer from arthritis. Perhaps the body absorbs the copper through the skin. I suggest correcting that persons metabolism. (Organic copper is the only safe copper.) Some say Calcium deposits in joints are the bodys way of protecting and storing calcium because ...
Osteoporosis is twice as common in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), compared to age and gender-matched controls [1, 2]. Hypovitaminosis D can contribute to osteoporosis pathogenesis by decreasing calcium absorption, leading to a decline in serum ionized calcium, a rise in parathyroid hormone levels and upregulation of osteoclast activity, leading to loss of calcium from the skeleton. Hypovitaminosis D is also common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis [3-5], making it an appealing target to potentially improve health in both RA and osteoporosis.. Vitamin D has theoretic potential to modulate RA disease activity, based on the presence of vitamin D receptors in lymphocytes, macrophages, chondrocytes, and synovial cells [6]. Vitamin D, given as the bioactive metabolite 1,25(OH)2D, ameliorates disease activity in murine models of RA [7, 8]. However, few studies have evaluated the effect of vitamin D on RA disease activity in humans. Two three month open-label studies reported that vitamin D ...
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an idiopathic, alloplasmatic and systemic autoimmune disease characterised by symmetrical and chronic inflammation of the peripheral joints resulting in progressive destruction of articular and periarticular structures. The affected joints develop many villous folds, and thickening is caused by an increase in the size and number of synovial cells. The inflamed synovium produces a number of chemicals, including collagenase, which can contribute to cartilage destruction. The hyperplastic synovial tissue, or pannus, can erode the joint cartilage, articular capsule and ligaments, eventually leading to severe deformity. Rheumatoid arthritis is prevalent in both China and in the West. In China, morbidity is approximately 3% and in the West, statistics range from 0.2% - 5.3%. The incidence of rheumatoid arthritis in women aged between45-55 is three times higher than in their male counterparts.. Chinese Medicine Perspective of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Historical ...
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MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for the disease and other chronic health problems, a new study suggests.. The finding comes from an analysis of long-term follow-up data on all children born in Denmark in a 25-year period. That included more than 2,100 children born to women diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before pregnancy and 1.3 million children born to women who did not have the disease.. The children born to women with the disease were almost three more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis themselves, the study found. They also had a 2.2 times greater risk for thyroid disease and a 1.6 higher risk for epilepsy.. The study was published online Dec. 11 in the journal Arthritis Care & Research.. ...
MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay Information) - Kids born to moms with rheumatoid arthritis are at elevated threat for the illness and different power well being issues, a brand new research suggests.. The discovering comes from an evaluation of long-term follow-up knowledge on all kids born in Denmark in a 25-year interval. That included greater than 2,100 kids born to girls recognized with rheumatoid arthritis earlier than being pregnant and 1.three million kids born to girls who didnt have the illness.. The kids born to girls with the illness have been virtually three extra more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis themselves, the research discovered. In addition they had a 2.2 instances larger threat for thyroid illness and a 1.6 larger threat for epilepsy.. The research was revealed on-line Dec. 11 within the journal Arthritis Care & Analysis.. The researchers mentioned their findings must be used to extend consciousness amongst medical doctors.. "Weve got addressed a priority in ...
Aim: Detection of Anti-CCP antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis patients using Automated Microreader and Gen5 Software for analysis and data processing. Material and method: Total of 776 blood samples from inflammatory arthritis patients were obtained. Statistical analysis for positive and negative results was calculated and test values were compared. Results: Anti-CCP test was found positive (>25U/ml) in 32,8% of blood samples. The all positive test results were in rheumatoid arthritis patients with 95% specificity. Negative test results was found in 67,2% of blood samples that were drawn from all IgM RF negative individuals, reactive arthritis and osteoarthritis patients as well as in some end-stage rheumatoid arthritis disease. Mean value of positive results was very high: 599,62 U/ml. Conclusion: The anti-CCP test is highly specific test in Rheumatoid arthritis. The positive test in early undifferentiated inflammatory polyarthritis provides new laboratory diagnostic inflammatory marker and ...
Looking for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? Find out information about rheumatoid arthritis (RA). painful inflammation of a joint or joints of the body, usually producing heat and redness. There are many kinds of arthritis. In its various forms,... Explanation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Early rheumatoid arthritis is, in part, defined as having symptoms for at least six months. Beyond six months, its considered established rheumatoid arthritis. But diagnosing early rheumatoid arthritis is not that straightforward. Serologic tests can confirm a clinical diagnosis, but these tests arent always reliable and can be negative in about 50 percent of rheumatoid
Purpose: Rituximab (RTX) improves signs and symptoms and slows joint damage progression in patients (pts) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This study explored the safety of RTX in combination with a TNF inhibitor (etanercept or adalimumab) and MTX in pts with active RA. Methods: Pts with active RA (swollen joint count ≥5 and tender joint count ≥5) receiving a stable dose of etanercept (50 mg qw) or adalimumab (40 mg q2w) and methotrexate (10-25 mg qw) for at least 12 weeks were eligible. Pts were randomized 2:1 and treated with 500 mg RTX or placebo (PLA) on Days 1 and 15. After Wk 24, eligible pts could enter open-label treatment with RTX. The primary endpoint was the proportion of pts who experience ≥1 serious infection through Wk 24. Secondary endpoints evaluated additional safety and efficacy parameters. Results: Fifty-one pts received at least one dose of study treatment (33 RTX, 18 PLA). The concomitant TNF inhibitors were balanced between treatment groups: etanercept (76% vs 78%) and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Rheumatoid arthritis is auto-immunoreaction to collagen II in cartilage happened in synovial tissue. AU - Wang, Jicun. AU - Liu, Xinping. AU - Li, Fuyang. AU - Yao, Libo. PY - 2002/10. Y1 - 2002/10. N2 - Rheumatoid arthritis is complex and not clear on the mechanism of pathogenesis. On the basis of analysis of the symptom and pathology of rheumatoid arthritis patients, we raised a new hypothesis. The content of the hypothesis is as follows: (A) Collagen II or collagen II-like substance in human cartilage is the cross-autoantigen of some infecting virus or bacteria because of the structures similarity. (B) The inflammation in synovial tissue is auto-immunoreaction to collagen II in cartilage. (C) The proliferation and attachment of synovial tissue to the surface of cartilage is due to the chemotaxis of collagen II in cartilage for the immunocytes in synovial tissue. (D) The collagenase secreted from synovial cells and immunocytes are the direct elements in the destruction of ...
Specific blood tests can help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, but arent accurate in everyone.. About half of all people with rheumatoid arthritis have a positive rheumatoid factor present in their blood when the disease starts, but about one in 20 people without rheumatoid arthritis also tests positive.. An antibody test known as anti-CCP (anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide) is available. People who test positive for anti-CCP are very likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, but not everybody found to have rheumatoid arthritis has this antibody.. Those who test positive for both rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP may be more likely to have severe rheumatoid arthritis requiring higher levels of treatment.. ...
More patients with rheumatoid arthritis today are initiating treatment with glucocorticoids (GCs) early in the course of disease than was the case 20 years ago, a retrospective study found.. During the first year of disease, 68% of patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis between 1995 and 2007 started GCs compared with 36% of those diagnosed between 1980 and 1994. These findings may reflect shifting patterns of rheumatoid arthritis treatment, away from a "step-up" approach toward an early, aggressive, treat-to-target approach. "More aggressive use of glucocorticoids early in rheumatoid arthritis may be representative of a change in goals of treatment from merely controlling disease activity to inducing a state of remission," researchers commented.. Glucocorticoids have been an indispensable component of rheumatoid arthritis treatment for decades as cost-effective anti-inflammatory drugs, but their potentially severe toxicities limit their use, and "there remains significant controversy among ...
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Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disorder, that is; it affects your entire body and not just the hip joint. The inflammation is related to an immune system response rather than wear and tear. The hip joint, like other joints in the body, is protected by a special capsule that completely surrounds the joint. This capsule has a special lining (the synovial lining) and is filled with lubricant (joint fluid) that helps the joint move smoothly. Rheumatoid arthritis typically causes a swelling of the synovial lining. This causes pain and swelling. Eventually, rheumatoid arthritis can cause the bone and cartilage of the joint itself to deteriorate. Rheumatoid arthritis can occur in people of all ages, including children (where it is known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis), and is more common in women than men. Unlike osteoarthritis of the hip, which may occur only in one hip, rheumatoid arthritis typically occurs in both hips at the same time (and possibly other joints.) Rheumatoid arthritis is also ...
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A number of drugs for treating rheumatoid arthritis have been recommended today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).. In final updated guidance NICE recommends that severe rheumatoid arthritis, which has not responded to intensive therapy, is treated with a combination of conventional biological disease modifying drugs (DMARDs).. Rheumatoid arthritis is an incurable chronic systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease in which the synovial joints (such as those in the hands and feet) become inflamed, causing pain, swelling and stiffness. Its associated with increased mortality and increasing disability and can have a severe effect on quality of life.. The disease affects around 400,000 people in the UK, of whom approximately 15% have severe disease. It is about 2-4 times more common in women than in men. It can develop at any age, but the peak age of onset in the UK is about 40-70 years.. The guidance states that treatment should be started with the least expensive drug ...
Too many people with rheumatoid arthritis are not being diagnosed or treated quickly enough, potentially costing the economy £1.8bn a year in sick leave and work-related disability, the governments spending watchdog has said.. A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has said services for people with the disease are not co-ordinated well enough, with the NHS failing to provide consistent support for people to remain in or return to work. It also criticised the lack of local links between the NHS and Jobcentre Plus services.. It estimated that rheumatoid arthritis costs the NHS £560m a year, with 580,000 adults in England having the disease and a further 26,000 new cases diagnosed each year.. Between half and three-quarters of people with rheumatoid arthritis delayed seeking medical help from their GP for three months or more following the onset of symptoms, and around a fifth delayed for a year or more.. To exacerbate matters, few GPs had the specialist expertise required to diagnose the ...
Arthritis Cure. The knowledge scientists do have sheds light on rheumatoid arthritis prevention strategies. Researchers know a myriad of ways a person may lower his or her risk, even if he or she has a genetic makeup that makes rheumatoid arthritis prevention more of a challenge.. If you have a relative with rheumatoid arthritis or if you want to slow down the progression of the autoimmune disease, consider devising your own rheumatoid arthritis prevention plan.. Since rheumatoid arthritis is not a contagious disease and cannot be transmitted from person to person, rheumatoid arthritis prevention thankfully does not depend on avoiding people with the disease.. Rheumatoid arthritis prevention is about common sense, staying physically fit, maintaining a stress-free and smoke-free environment as well as reducing strain on joints.. People who are obese put greater strain on their weight-bearing joints making rheumatoid arthritis prevention virtually impossible. Studies show obese people tend to eat ...
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, progressive disorder in many patients. Despite therapy with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS), including biologic agents, joint erosion and destruction can develop over time. (See.)The major sympto
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In addition to cell death through apoptosis, the Tim-3 pathway could be involved in the induction and/or expansion of Foxp3+ Tregs. Recently, Tim-3 and Gal-9 mRNA levels were shown to positively correlate with Foxp3 mRNA expression in PBMCs of rheumatoid arthritis patients and were found to be significantly higher in patients with low disease activity compared with those with moderate to high disease activity. This suggests that the Tim-3/Gal-9 pathway could exert its suppressive effect on rheumatoid arthritis disease activity by modulation of Foxp3+ Tregs (36). In HSV infection, Tim-3 had been found to be expressed by activated but not naive T cells; ,50% of T cells in HSV-induced ocular lesions in mice express Tim-3, and blocking Tim-3 signaling resulted in more severe lesions (37). Importantly, Gal-9 administration could diminish the severity of ocular lesions by inhibiting Th1 cells and promoting Tregs (37). In this study, we show that in HCV infection, the Tim-3 pathway appears to control ...
An innovative two-pronged attack to prevent the progress of rheumatoid arthritis is being pioneered by scientists at the University of Leeds. In rheumatoid arthritis the bodys immune system attacks the patients joints, which become damaged and inflamed. Scientists have seen from studies on mice that treatments directed at T-cells, a type of white blood cell that is often assumed to control the bodys immune system, result in long periods of remission. But such treatments, say researchers, have been found to have only limited success in humans. Now John Isaacs, senior lecturer in rheumatology at Leeds University, and clinical research fellow Ann Morgan, believe the high degree of inflammation found in the joints may be acting to counter the effects of the anti T-cell therapy in humans. They are therefore experimenting with a combination of two biological drugs - one to turn off the T-cells as before and the other directed against a molecule that is important in the inflammatory process, tumour ...
The aim of this study was to evaluate secretory antibodies to citrullinated proteins (ACPA) in plasma and immunoglobulin (Ig)A ACPA in saliva from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their unaffected first-degree relatives (FDRs). Patients with RA (n = 194) and first-degree relatives unaffected by RA (n = 191) were recruited for analysis of secretory antibodies to second-generation cyclic citrullinated peptides (anti-CCP) in plasma. From a subpopulation (25 RA patients, 21 first-degree relatives and 11 controls), saliva samples were obtained for IgA anti-CCP analysis. The presence of secretory ACPA was compared between subject categories, and related to genetic and environmental risk factors. Secretory ACPA occurred in 37 (19%) plasma samples from patients with RA, but only in two (1%) of FDRs. IgA ACPA in saliva was found in three of 25 (12%) patients with RA, but not in any of the 21 FDRs (, 5%). No significant associations were seen between the presence of secretory ACPA and SE or ...
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A Case Study - Medical Doctor with Rheumatoid Arthritis Healed With Diet Change Alone" Lots of doctors will tell you that Rheumatoid Arthritis cant be healed. But here is one medical doctors process of changing her eating habits and being totally healed of Rheumatoid Arthritis in a very short period of time.. This is a story of an MD who worked hard and poured all of her energy into taking care of her patients and her children. She would eat anything that crossed her path and lots of fast food and animal products, and she also fed her kids processed food. And she was stressed to the max and didnt have a single moment to herself. Then after having her third child a little girl, she started feeling aches and pains in her hands and the rest of her body and she didnt know why. So she went to her General Practitioner and was finally diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and started taking all the state of the art drugs. Popping pills became her life… but on the average, she didnt feel that much ...
Is chemo used for rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is treated with low doses of chemotherapy. Chemo may ease inflammation caused by the rheumatoid arthritis.
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Anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapies are highly effective in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), but a significant number of patients exhibit only a partial or no therapeutic response. Inflammation alters local and systemic metabolism, and TNF plays a role in this. We undertook this study to determine if the patients metabolic fingerprint prior to therapy could predict responses to anti-TNF agents.Urine was collected from 16 RA patients and 20 PsA patients before and during therapy with infliximab or etanercept. Urine metabolic profiles were assessed using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Discriminating metabolites were identified, and the relationship between metabolic profiles and clinical outcomes was assessed.Baseline urine metabolic profiles discriminated between RA patients who did or did not have a good response to anti-TNF therapy according to European League Against Rheumatism criteria, with a sensitivity of 88.9% and a specificity of 85.7%, with several
Arthritis is a term that is used to describe the inflammation of a joint. Some of the characteristics of arthritis are pain, swelling, redness and warmth within the joints. Rheumatic arthritis is a type of chronic arthritis that affects both sides of the body such as wrists, hands or knees. It is the second most common form of arthritis and it can affect people at any age. Typically though, its onset is around the middle years say between 30 and 50 years of age.. CAUSES. The exact cause of this condition is not yet known, but according to research, it is thought to be caused by three factors which are environmental, hormonal, and genetical. Research has shown that certain genes which are connected to the immune system are linked with rheumatoid arthritis. It is believed that something (stress, hormonal changes, or a viral infection) does trigger rheumatoid arthritis in people that has the genetic tendency to develop the condition. There is another school of thought that suggests that smoking ...
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common inflammatory form of arthritis. It is a systemic autoimmune driven process that affects more than 2 million Americans.. While disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) were our stalwarts through the 1980′s and early 1990′s, biologic drugs, specifically TNF inhibitors, have changed our whole way of looking at the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.. Using these drugs in combination with DMARDS, it has been possible to induce remission in many patients with RA.. TNF inhibitors block the effects of tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a protein messenger that drives the autoimmune process that causes the destructive potential of RA.. There are five TNF inhibitors that have been approved by the FDA. The first is Enbrel. This is a fusion protein with a receptor that binds to circulating TNF in the blood. By acting like a sponge it reduces the signs and symptoms of RA. It is generally best when used in combination with methotrexate. The drug is given by ...
article{ede59588-0f85-40fd-b99b-1bdc51369bc4, abstract = {OBJECTIVE: To adapt the Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life (RAQoL) questionnaire for Swedish patients and evaluate psychometric properties in a prospective study. METHODS: Reliability was assessed in 61 patients filling in RAQoL two times with one weeks interval. 114 patients completed RAQoL and Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) on 2-3 occasions 6 months apart. Validity was evaluated comparing RAQoL-scores to disease-related variables and NHP subscales. Standardized response mean was applied to calculate responsiveness with the RA-related variables as external indicators of change. RESULTS: Test-retest reliability was high and internal consistency sufficient. RAQoL correlated as expected to NHP section scores. In a multivariate model the Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire disability index (HAQ) and general health could explain 40% and disease activity measures 13% of the variance of RAQoL. Correlations between change scores of ...
What is rheumatoid arthritis? In general, arthritis is a common pain condition marked by inflammation of the joints. The inflammation causes pain, swe...
By Josh Vance. Arthritis of any type is inconvenient, but Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) comes with its own set of challenges. The good news is that a person with Rheumatoid Arthritis has a lot of options to successfully manage this painful condition.. Rheumatoid Arthritis is unique in that it is an autoimmune disease. That means that the bodys natural design to attack infections in the body is turned against itself. The immune system begins to attack the tissues of the body, treating them like invaders. This causes pain and swelling. It usually affects hands and feet but it has also been known to attack organs of the body such as the skin, eyes heart or lungs.. One of the hallmarks of RA is that both sides of the body are involved. People suffering with other forms of arthritis may have pain in one body part that has received significant wear and tear over the years. People with RA, however, will find that both of their hands and likely their feet as well will be painful and swollen.. The causes ...
A new British study has found that a large number of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are not taking their prescribed medications, which may lead to worsening of symptoms.
If rheumatoid arthritis is ever to be controlled completely and permanently, it would seem reasonable to suppose that such a result would have to be achieved during the comparatively early stages of the disease; that is, before marked crippling caused by joint destruction, ankylosis and deformity has taken place. In the early months of rheumatoid arthritis, apparently up to one year, the disease is nearly always completely reversible. It may be completely reversible even later if joint destruction has not occurred. This characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis has been stressed recently by Hench in his Heberden Oration.1. Much has been written ...
Psoriasis (Langley et al. 2005) Under investigation (phase III). Crohns disease (Hanauer et al. 2006; Sandborn et al. 2005a) Under investigation (phase III). Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (Lovell et al. 2004) Under investigation (phase III). a Based on approved labeling from the European Agency for Evaluation of Medicinal Products; indications in other areas may differ AS ankylosing spondylitis, DMARDs disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, EMEA European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products, e.o.w. every other week, FDA Food and Drug Administration, MTX methotrexate, PsA psoriatic arthritis, RA rheumatoid arthritis active RA diagnosed according to American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria (Table 3.2). Adalimumab was administered s.c. in combination with MTX (12.5-25 mg), as monotherapy, or with other DMARDs (Abbott Laboratories 2006).. ...
We previously reported that sialyl Lewisy, synthesized by fucosyltransferases, is involved in angiogenesis. Fucosyltransferase 1 (fut1) is an α(1,2)-fucosyltransferase responsible for synthesis of the H blood group and Lewisy antigens. However, the angiogenic involvement of fut 1 in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis synovial tissue (RA ST) has not been clearly defined. Assay of α(1,2)-linked fucosylated proteins in RA was performed by enzyme-linked lectin assay. Fut1 expression was determined in RA ST samples by immunohistological staining. We performed angiogenic Matrigel assays using a co-culture system of human dermal microvascular endothelial cells (HMVECs) and fut1 small interfering RNA (siRNA) transfected RA synovial fibroblasts. To determine if fut1 played a role in leukocyte retention and cell proliferation in the RA synovium, myeloid THP-1 cell adhesion assays and fut1 siRNA transfected RA synovial fibroblast proliferation assays were performed. Total α(1,2)-linked fucosylated
People with Caplans syndrome have both rheumatoid arthritis and pneumoconiosis. In Caplans syndrome, nodules are in the lung. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis can also have rheumatoid nodules, which occur under the skin. Rheumatoid nodules are another diagnostic criterion for rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, boutonniere deformities (flexion of the PIP with DIP hyperextension) as well as swan neck deformities are also found in inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.. Treating rheumatoid arthritis involves disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Start such medications early, because rheumatoid arthritis is an erosive, inflammatory arthritis that can destroy the joints. Here are the key points about medicines for rheumatoid arthritis:. ...
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0138] An "autoimmune disease" herein is a disease or disorder arising from and directed against an individuals own tissues or a co-segregate or manifestation thereof or resulting condition therefrom. Examples of autoimmune diseases or disorders include, but are not limited to arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis such as acute arthritis, chronic rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, acute gouty arthritis, chronic inflammatory arthritis, degenerative arthritis, infectious arthritis, Lyme arthritis, proliferative arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, vertebral arthritis, and juvenile-onset rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis chronica progrediente, arthritis deformans, polyarthritis chronica primaria, reactive arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis), inflammatory hyperproliferative skin diseases, psoriasis such as plaque psoriasis, gutatte psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, and psoriasis of the nails, dermatitis including contact dermatitis, chronic contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, allergic ...
Basically, Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. There are currently over 100 forms of Arthritis and remarkably, that number continues to rise. The most common forms of Arthritis include: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Gout (see our next article, "Symptoms of Arthritis" for more information). Osteoarthritis is the result of degenerative joint disease, or simply "wear and tear" on the joints. Rheumatoid Arthritis is the result of an over active Immune System that results in inflammation. Gout is the oldest form of Arthritis and is the result of too much Uric Acid. The Uric Acid deposits crystals in the joints, leading to "Gouty Arthritis". The joint pain, inherent to all Arthritis sufferers, is referred to as "Arthralgia". Not only are the joints susceptible to attack, but the surrounding muscles, tissues, and organs are vulnerable to the effects of Arthritis as well. In fact, Arthritis has been known to attack the heart, kidneys, lungs, and liver ...
Glucocorticoid (GC) therapy is associated with an increased risk of fractures. The main objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of undiagnosed vertebral fractures in women chronically using GC therapy for autoimmune disorders. We also determined the prevalence of non-vertebral fractures, and investigated whether factors such as quality-of-life and future fracture risk are associated with vertebral/non-vertebral fractures. This was a multicenter cross-sectional study conducted in Spain. All women had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and/or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Radiological morphometric vertebral fractures were evaluated centrally (Genant semiquantitative method), whereas non-vertebral fractures were not assessed by radiography. Before radiography, patients were asked whether they had vertebral/non-vertebral fractures, hereafter referred to as self-reported fractures. Assessment tools included the Disease Activity Score (DAS28), the SF-36 questionnaire, and FRAX®. Complete data
PDF (Download) Rheumatoid Arthritis Date: 03-15-2018 HC# 091743-588 Yarnell E. Herbs for rheumatoid arthritis. Altern Complement Ther. August 2017;23(4):149-156. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a multifactorial progressive autoimmune disease, causes inflammation and hypertrophy in synovial tissue in joints, leading to joint tissue destruction. Treatment of RA includes a multicomponent regimen including herbs. Yarnell organizes herbs for RA by effects as follows: inflammation-modulating, immunomodulating, and "spicy relief." Miscellaneous Asian herbs and formulas and thunder duke vine (Tripterygium wilfordii, Celastraceae) also are covered in this review. Inflammation modulation, distinct from suppression, aims to lower inflammatory "tone," addressing RA causes, pathology, and symptoms. In the inflammation-modulating herbs studied in RA, omega-6 γ-linolenic acid (GLA)-rich seed oils from evening primrose (Oenothera biennis, Onagraceae), black currant (Ribes nigrum, Grossulariaceae), and borage ...
28) evaluated 29 patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss and 29 controls and showed that the two groups did not differ with regards to cIMT and other cardiovascular risk factors; however, flow-mediated dilation of the brachial artery predisposed individuals to develop idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (p=0.03, odds ratio: 1.4). There is evidence to suggest that hearing and vestibular function might be influenced by disease activity and autoimmune processes. RA patients may develop autoimmune inner-ear disease due to SNHI. There are some reports indicating that anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha agents (etanercept, adalimumab and infliximab) may offer additional treatment options for patients with autoimmune hearing loss.(20-22) Hearing impairment in RA is a subclinical comorbid state. Since most of the patients are not aware of their HI and have no clinical complaints, it is important that physicians consider hearing damage in these patients.(2,3,14) Despite of the ...
We describe the first case of chronic neutropenia of 17 years duration following gold therapy in a 53-year-old woman given a 1-g course of gold therapy in 1965 for treatment of seropositive rheumatoid arthritis. Although she had a good response to the gold therapy, her originally normal leukocyte count fell to 1.2 x 10(9)/L. Over the subsequent 17 years, she required multiple hospitalizations for recurrent skin, mouth, and respiratory tract infections. Serial leukocyte counts failed to show a cyclical nature to the chronic neutropenia. Normal results of a technetium Tc 99m spleen scan and lack of increased bone marrow leukocyte precursors rendered a diagnosis of Feltys syndrome unlikely. A bone marrow biopsy specimen revealed an isolated reduction in the number of myeloid precursors, which is consistent with gold-induced bone marrow toxicity. This patients relative freedom from serious life-threatening infections remains enigmatic, but is undoubtedly related to her ability to augment another ...

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A collection of RAND research on the topic of Rheumatoid Arthritis ... Quality of Care for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at risk for substantial ... Validation of a Rheumatoid Arthritis Health-Related Quality of Life Instrument, the CSHQ-RA. Reliability of the CSHQ-RA as a ... Systematic Review of Combination DMARD Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis. This review is part of a study for the Dutch Health ...
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Overview of rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disorder that usually affects multiple joints symmetrically, and related ... What is rheumatoid arthritis?. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes stiffness, pain, loss of ... Rheumatoid arthritis can affect anyone at any age, but it usually develops between the ages of 40 and 60. Over 70% of those ... RA is different from the most commonly seen form of arthritis: osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint ...
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Having rheumatoid arthritis can put you at a higher risk of developing other conditions ... National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS): Possible complications. Page last reviewed: 12/08/2016. Next review due: 12/08/ ... If you have rheumatoid arthritis, youre at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) than the population at ... If youve had rheumatoid arthritis for some time, youre at increased risk of developing cervical myelopathy and you may need a ...
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) does not have a cure. It is a progressive disease that leads to steady joint damage and severe ... Rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of early death. Those with rheumatoid arthritis are two times more likely to die than ... Rheumatoid arthritis and early death. Related Stories. *Asthma and COPD can increase risk of rheumatoid arthritis ... Self care in rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis and therapy can alter several facets in life. The pain, ...
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Find out if rheumatoid arthritis is hereditary and learn if your genetics put you at risk for it. ... Find out if rheumatoid arthritis is hereditary and learn if your genetics put you at risk for it. ... Do you have relatives that are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis? ... Do you have relatives that are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis? ...
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  • A Swedish study, published in an article on the U.K. National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) website, revealed that the risk of being diagnosed with RA is three times more likely if you have a first degree relative with the disease, compared to first degree relatives of people from the general population. (mercola.com)
  • These genes, called HLA (human leukocyte antigen) class II genotypes, can also make your arthritis worse. (cdc.gov)
  • New knowledge has emerged of how environmental factors interact with susceptibility genes and the immune system in the pathogenesis of a major subset of rheumatoid arthritis. (nih.gov)
  • Recently, thanks to both technological advancements and the vast amount of patient and healthy control samples from around the world, it's now possible to examine which of the various genes in the body are responsible for rheumatoid arthritis. (mercola.com)
  • This study, authored by Drs. Ian Scott and Sophia Steer, comes from a long line of research dedicated to finding out the connection between family genes and rheumatoid arthritis. (mercola.com)
  • Genes are a tricky subject to tackle, especially when they're being analyzed to determine the cause of diseases like rheumatoid diseases. (mercola.com)
  • What has been found out, however, is that there are two known genes that are linked to rheumatoid arthritis development: the HLA-DRB1 gene and the protein tyrosine phosphatase 22 (PTPN22) gene. (mercola.com)
  • We are committed to eliminating the adversity caused by autoimmune arthritis by uniting resources that will raise global awareness, providing wellness education and support, and conducting patient-centered research that will improve the quality of life for those affected by these diseases. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Even though the etiology is not yet fully understood, rheumatoid arthritis is generally considered to be caused by a combination of genetic predisposition, deregulated immunomodulation, and environmental influences. (springer.com)
  • Researchers have also found a "heritability estimate" for rheumatoid arthritis based on studies conducted in Northern Europe, and the number falls between 53 and 68 percent. (mercola.com)