BMJ 2021 06 11;373:n1485. Epub 2021 Jun 11.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Internal Medicine/Rheumatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.
Objectives: Over 1/3 of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) exhibit evidence of fibromyalgianess, which is associated with higher rates of disability and inadequate responsiveness to RA treatment. Patients with RA often remain on glucocorticoids long-term, despite the known risk of dose-dependent morbidity. We undertook this study to examine the relationship between fibromyalgianess and glucocorticoid persistence among RA patients. Read More
PLoS One 2021 22;16(7):e0254984. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Section of Plastic Surgery, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America.
Introduction: The Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (MHQ) is a patient-reported outcome measure previously validated in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using classical test theory. Rasch analysis is a more rigorous method of questionnaire validation that has not been used to test the psychometric properties of the MHQ in patients with RA. The objective of this study is to evaluate the validity and reliability of the MHQ for measuring outcomes in patients with RA with metacarpophalangeal joint deformities. Read More
Adv Ther 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
Introduction: Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disorder causing sudden, non-scarring hair loss. There are currently no drugs approved for AA treatment. This study assessed prevalence of comorbidities, treatments, and healthcare costs and resource utilization among patients with AA in the USA. Read More
Nurs Open 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Rheumatology Department, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China.
Aim: To study the feasibility and effectiveness of a m-Health app in improving the management of rheumatoid arthritis.Design: Randomized controlled trial.Methods: Sixty rheumatoid arthritis participants will be recruited for a 6-month feasibility study. Read More
Avicenna J Phytomed 2021 Jul-Aug;11(4):332-342
Rheumatic Diseases Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Objective: Recently, saffron ( L. from the Iridaceae family) has been characterized by its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of saffron on disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Read More