804 results match your criteria Acta reumatologica portuguesa[Journal]


Haemophagocytic syndrome in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - clues to an early diagnosis.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Oct-Dec;43(4):318-320

Centro Hospitalar São João.

Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a rare life-threatening condition that involves excessive activation of inflammatory cells and overproduction of different cytokines. It is characterized by persistent fever, hepatosplenomegaly, cytopenias and coagulopathy. Other prominent features are hyperferritinemia and findings of activated macrophages in haemopoietic organs, often associated with multi-organ impairment. Read More

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January 2019
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Systemic sclerosis and myositis as a paraneoplastic syndrome secondary to multiple myeloma.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Oct-Dec;43(4):316-317

Hospital Conde de Bertiandos - Unidade Local de Saúde do Alto Minho, Ponte de Lima, Portugal.

We present a case of paraneoplastic systemic sclerosis (SSc) and myositis associated to a multiple myeloma (MM) in a 52-year-old Caucasian man. After MM treatment, skin and muscle changes improved, with no further relapses. Although rare, "scleroderma-like" or myositis lesions may be associated with MM. Read More

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January 2019
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Mickey mouse sign - a rare and specific finding of Paget's disease of bone.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Oct-Dec;43(4):314-315

Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

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January 2019
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Silent acute myocarditis in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Oct-Dec;43(4):309-313

São João Hospital Centre.

Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a rare multisystemic disorder, characterized by necrotizing vasculitis affecting small to medium-sized vessels, associated with asthma and eosinophilia. Cardiac involvement is the most important predictor of mortality and it seems to be more frequent in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-negative patients. Cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure can occur but a significant proportion of patients are asymptomatic. Read More

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January 2019
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Neuromuscular manifestations of primary biliary cholangitis: two case reports and literature review.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Oct-Dec;43(4):304-308

Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a rare chronic disease, characterized by progressive cholestasis that could end in end-stage liver disease. Its diagnosis is based in the presence of a cholestatic pattern and antimitochondrial antibodies. Neurological complications of PBC are unusual, but there are descriptions of association with myopathies and neuropathies, being polymyositis the most frequent. Read More

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January 2019
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Determinants of non-nociceptive pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Oct-Dec;43(4):291-303

BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil GmbH.

Introduction: Features suggestive of neuropathic pain (NP) have been described in RA in addition to nociceptive pain. We aimed to determine the clinical predictors of NP in RA patients and study its association with radiographic structural damage.

Methods: Cross-sectional study was performed with RA patients followed at our Rheumatology department. Read More

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January 2019
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The association between clinically suspect arthralgia and adipokines in obese patients.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Oct-Dec;43(4):284-290

Adnan Menderes University.

Objective: Obesity is a moderate low-grade chronic inflammatory condition. The cause of low-grade inflammation in obese patients who have clinically suspect arthralgia (CSA) may be the subject of debate in clinical practice. Our aim is to determine whether inflammation is associated with obesity or rheumatic disease, and the association between leptin, chemerin, visfatin and inflammatory markers in obese patients with/without musculoskeletal symptoms. Read More

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January 2019
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SLICC classification criteria for juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus: a cross sectional study.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Oct-Dec;43(4):279-283

Universidade Federal de São Paulo.

Objectives: to verify the sensitivity and specificity of the criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus, proposed by the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) and compare it to the ACR lupus criteria, in a pediatric population.

Patients And Methods: this is an observational cohort study, with a descriptive analysis of data from a Pediatric Rheumatology center, including 23 patients with Juvenile Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (jSLE) and a control group of 24 patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), both groups recently diagnosed and virgin of treatment. Information on signs and symptoms was obtained on the diagnostic consult, and the ACR and SLICC criteria were applied to both groups. Read More

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January 2019
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Th17 pathway genes polymorphisms in Algerian patients with systemic sclerosis.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Oct-Dec;43(4):269-278

Objective: TH17 cells have involved in the pathogenesis of several autoimmune diseases including systemic sclerosis (SSc). The aim of our study was to investigate an association of IL-17A, IL-17F, IL-21, IL-23R and STAT3 genes with SSc susceptibility, and clinical and immunological phenotypes.

Patients And Methods: The case-control study included 136 patients suffering from SSc and 317 healthy controls of the Algerian population. Read More

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January 2019
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Articular cartilage of knee and first MTP joint are the preferred sites to find double contour sign as an evidence of urate crystal deposition in asymptomatic hyperuricemic individuals.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Oct-Dec;43(4):264-268

King George Medical University, Lucknow.

Background/objective: A cross-sectional study to determine the preferred sites of urate crystal deposition in asymptomatic hyperuricemic individuals by ultrasound.

Methods: In two years period twenty four asymptomatic hyperuricemic individuals (serum uric acid ≥7mg/dl) and fifty controls (serum uric acid <7mg/dl) with age more than 18 years were included in this study. Double contour sign was looked for at three articular cartilage sites (first metatarsophalangeal, tibiotalar and femoral condyle) whereas hyperechoic aggregates were looked for at one joint site (radiocarpal joint) and two tendon sites (patellar tendon and triceps tendon). Read More

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January 2019
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Predictors of walking capacity in obese adults with knee osteoarthritis.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Oct-Dec;43(4):256-263

Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa.

Introduction: Knee osteoarthritis(KOA) has a considerable prevalence in obese individuals and recommendations of weight loss for KOA management are gaining greater importance. Exercise is recommended to interrupt the cycle obesity-KOA-pain-inactivity, where walking is the most common exercise pattern recommended for obese individuals who initiate a weight loss exercise program. Thus this study aimed to analyse the factors which can affect the walking capacity in obese adults with symptomatic KOA. Read More

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January 2019
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Telerheumatology - breaking barriers to access care in Rheumatology.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Oct-Dec;43(4):253-255

Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte, EPE, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa, Portugal.

Telehealth applied to rheumatology, known as telerheumatology, is an emerging trend in healthcare in many countries. It constitutes a promising approach with the potential to anticipate the contact of patients from remote areas with Rheumatologists, leading to earlier diagnosis and treatment, and thus probably to better long-term outcomes. Telerheumatology under the scope of International collaborations may also improve the access of the PALOP population to Rheumatology care, resulting in proper shared decisions for patient's evacuation, preventing family separation and reducing the costs associated to intercontinental dislocations. Read More

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January 2019
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Seronegative cat scratch disease in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jul-Sep;43(3):241-242

Centro Hospitalar São João.

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November 2018
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Presence of anti-Porphyromonas gingivalis-peptidylarginine deiminase antibodies in serum from juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus patients

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jul-Sep;43(3):239-240

Rio de Janeiro State University.

The presence of a biofilm-associated gingival inflammation in patients having juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) might function as a reservoir of anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria such as Porphyromonas gingivalis. Porphyromonas gingivalis also express functional endogenous peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD) enzymes, which catalyzes a citrullination reaction that can lead to formation of citrullinated peptides. We analyzed 30 patients with jSLE (16. Read More

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November 2018
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Iloprost infusion through elastomeric pump for the outpatient treatment of severe Raynaud's phenomenon and digital ulcers - a single centre experience.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jul-Sep;43(3):237-238

Hospital Garcia de Orta.

Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) and digital ulcers (DU) are the main clinical features of vasculopathy that occurs in several systemic rheumatic diseases. Intravenous iloprost is recommended for the treatment of severe RP and DU in patients with systemic sclerosis and portable devices for iloprost infusion have been recently designed, allowing outpatient treatment. This new alternative for drug administration not only avoids absenteeism, with the patient having the opportunity to continue his own family and work life, but also reduces the costs associated with hospitalization. Read More

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November 2018
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Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus in a newborn with Citrullinemia.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jul-Sep;43(3):235-236

Hospital de Santa Maria.

A 24-day-old female newborn presented with multiple annular erythematous plaques with a targetoid shape, on the forehead, neck and upper trunk, that had begun ten days earlier. She had been diagnosed with citrullinemia type 1 in the first week of life and arginine supplementation was initiated. Her personal and family history was otherwise unremarkable. Read More

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November 2018
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Pulmonary involvement in neonatal lupus: a challenging diagnosis - case report and literature review.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jul-Sep;43(3):230-234

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Introduction: Pulmonary involvement is relatively frequent in adult and juvenile patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), but its occurrence in newborns with Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus (NLE) is exceedingly rare.

Case Report: A mother with SLE and positive anti-SSA/Ro and anti-SSB/La delivered a preterm newborn with third-degree heart block and positive anti-SSA/Ro confirmed postnatally. A temporary pacemaker was placed at D3 and a definitive pacemaker only at D15 due to sepsis with concurrent mild respiratory failure. Read More

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November 2018
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Immunoglobulin G4-related disease with recurrent uveitis and kidney tumor mimicking childhood polyarteritis nodosa: a rare case report.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jul-Sep;43(3):226-229

Instituto da Criança, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Introduction: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an condition rarely reported in children. Additionally, IgG4-RD may rarely mimic vasculitis in adults and may infrequently present with uveitis. In our service, 6,198 patients were followed-up and only one (0. Read More

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November 2018
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Whole peripheral blood miR-146a and miR-155 expression levels in Systemic lupus erythematosus patients.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jul-Sep;43(3):217-225

Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University-Sofia, Bulgaria, Clinic of Rheumatology

Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic value of peripheral blood microribonucleic acid (miRNA, miR)-146a and miR-155 expression in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods: Expression levels of miR-155 and miR-146a in whole peripheral blood samples from 40 SLE patients and 32 healthy controls (HCs) were determined by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction qRT-PCR (SYBR Green technology) and 2-∆∆Ct method was used for analysis. SPSS v20 was used for receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve and Spearman correlation analysis. Read More

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November 2018
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Non-invasive Oxygen-Ozone therapy in treating digital ulcers of patients with systemic sclerosis.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jul-Sep;43(3):210-216

Faculty of Medicine- Suez canal University.

Background: Digital ulcers (DUs) in Systemic sclerosis (SSc) result from recurrent Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) and microtrauma with high impact on quality of life. Medical use of ozone (triatomic oxygen) was initiated in the 19th century. Ozone has multiple therapeutic effects in wound healing due to the property of releasing nascent oxygen, which has been shown to stimulate antioxidant enzymes. Read More

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November 2018
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Bone biopsy: an ally in the management of fragility fractures in chronic kidney disease.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jul-Sep;43(3):201-209

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased susceptibility to fracture and this risk gradually rises as renal disease progresses. Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD- MBD) encompasses the mineral, bone, hormonal and calcific cardiovascular abnormalities that develop in these patients. Renal osteodystrophy (ROD) corresponds to the histopathologic description of bone lesions associated with CKD-MBD. Read More

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November 2018
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Non-pharmacological and non-surgical interventions to manage patients with knee osteoarthritis: An umbrella review.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jul-Sep;43(3):182-200

Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra.

Objective - Update the last known umbrella review and summarize the available high-quality evidence from systematic reviews on the effectiveness of non-pharmacological and non-surgical interventions for patients with knee OA. Methods - The systematic reviews were identified thought electronic databases such as, MEDLINE, Embase, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), The Cochrane Library, SciELo, Science Direct, Google Scholar, Research Gate and B-ON. The studies selection respected the following terms to guide the search strategy using the P (humans with knee osteoarthritis) I (non-pharmacological and non-surgical treatments) C (pharmacological, surgical, placebo, no intervention, or other non-pharmacological/ non-surgical conservative treatments) O (pain, functional status, stiffness, inflammation, quality of life and patient global assessment) model. Read More

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November 2018
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Ozone therapy for low back pain. A systematic review.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jul-Sep;43(3):172-181

Background: Low back pain associated with lumbar disc herniation is common in the general population, with evident repercussion in quality of life and a significant economic burden. Patients refractory to conservative treatment seek additional treatment and minimally invasive interventions were proposed as valid options. Ozone therapy has been suggested as an alternative due to its potential analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. Read More

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November 2018
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Rheumatology in Portugal: 70 years improving the future for rheumatic patients.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jul-Sep;43(3):170-171

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November 2018
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Safety of Etanercept in the treatment of rheumatic disease patients with Hepatitis C virus infection.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Apr-Jun;43(2):159-160

Hospital Garcia de Orta.

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health problem. Because Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF) seems to have an important role in immune response to HCV infection, suppression by TNFi (TNF inhibitors) may pose a potential worsening of chronic HCV infection. We report our experience with 3 cases of patients with chronic HCV infection and advanced liver disease, with different Rheumatic diseases, treated with a TNFi, etanercept (ETN), for a period ranging from 4 months to 4 years without hepatitis C treatment and, in two of them, concomitant therapy with direct-acting antiviral agents (DAA) and afterwards. Read More

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February 2019
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My Phenotype speaks: please do not harm me with biopsy needle.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Apr-Jun;43(2):156-158

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is characterized by congenital skeletal anomalies and progressive heterotopic ossification. We present a 4 year old male patient who underwent unnecessary harmful multiple biopsies before the diagnosis of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is made. Though rare, diagnosis of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva should be considered whenever characteristic radiographic features of multifocal heterotopic bone formation is seen along with the valgus deformities of the big toes. Read More

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February 2019
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Intravenous human immunoglobulin for the treatment of severe longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis associated with systemic lupus erythematous.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Apr-Jun;43(2):154-155

Hospital Garcia de Orta.

A 39-year-old female with systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) presented with fever, headaches and rash and was treated with empiric antibiotics for a presumable meningitis. However, cerebrospinal fluid turned out to be sterile and fever persisted with onset of hyporeflexive paraparesis with sensory loss below D10. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated intradural-extramedullary hematoma (related to traumatic lumbar puncture), which was successfully drained. Read More

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February 2019
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Intra-articular epithelioid sarcoma of the knee: a diagnostic challenge.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Apr-Jun;43(2):151-153

Instituto Português de Oncologia, Porto.

Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm characterized by aggregates of epithelioid cells. Intra-articular occurrence is exceedingly rare with only few reports described in the literature. A 22 year-old man presented a progressive mechanical knee pain. Read More

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February 2019
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Devic's syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease: an unusual association.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Apr-Jun;43(2):146-150

Hospital Universitário Getúlio Vargas, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, Brasil.

Devic's disease or neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an autoimmune, inflammatory and demyelinating pathology of the central nervous system that affects the optic nerve and the spinal cord. Diagnosis confirmed by imaging, magnetic resonance (MR) and the presence of the anti-aquaporin 4 antibody (anti-AQP4). We describe two cases of patients with mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) and Devic's disease, who had anti-AQP4 positive and areas with neuroaxis MR abnormalities, showing this rare association. Read More

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February 2019
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Validation of Oral Health Impact Profile-14 and its association with Hypossialia in a Sjögren Syndrome Portuguese Population.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Apr-Jun;43(2):137-145

Aims: The objective of this study was to perform the Portuguese transcultural adaptation of the original Brazilian version of the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14) while evaluating the association between hyposalivation and quality of life in a Sjögren´s Syndrome population.

Methods: The original Brazilian version of the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 was culturally adapted following the guidelines for cross-cultural adaptation of health-related quality of life measures. The questionnaires were administered by trained and calibrated dental doctors to 86 patients with Sjögren´s Syndrome. Read More

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February 2019
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​ Cultural adaptation of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life (RAQoL) for Portugal.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Apr-Jun;43(2):132-136

Hospital de Egas Moniz - Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental.

Background: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that has a major impact on patients´ quality of life. The Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life (RAQoL) questionnaire is a patient-reported outcome measure, specific to RA. The aim of this study was to translate and perform the cross-cultural adaptation of the RAQoL into Portuguese. Read More

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February 2019
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Identification of Key Genes and Pathways in Rheumatoid Arthritis Gene Expression Profile by Bioinformatics.

Authors:
Wenzong Lu Gun Li

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Apr-Jun;43(2):109-131

Objective: The aim of this study was to identify potential key candidate genes and uncover their potential mechanisms in rheumatoid arthritis.

Materials And Methods: The gene expression profiles of GSE12021, GSE55457, GSE55584 and GSE55235 were downloaded from the gene expression omnibus database, including 45 rheumatoid arthritis and 29 normal samples. The differentially expressed genes between the two types of samples were identified with the Linear Models for Microarray Analysis package using R language. Read More

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February 2019
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Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Portuguese version of the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS).

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Apr-Jun;43(2):102-108

University of Coimbra, Faculty of Economics, Coimbra, Portugal.

Objective: To translate and culturally adapt the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS) to the European Portuguese language, and to test its reliability (internal consistency, reproducibility and measurement error) and validity (construct validity).

Methods: The OSS Portuguese version was obtained through translations, back-translations, consensus panels, clinical review and cognitive pre-test. Portuguese OSS, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaires, and the visual analogue scales of pain at rest [VAS rest] and during movement [VAS movement] were applied to 111 subjects with shoulder pain (degenerative or inflammatory disorders) and recommended for physical therapy. Read More

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February 2019
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Adherence to the recommended prevention strategies before and after a hip fragility fracture: what makes us go blind?

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Apr-Jun;43(2):93-101

Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra.

Objectives: Our main objective was to evaluate the percentage of patients under anti-osteoporotic treatment (OT) at the time of hip fracture (HF) and one and four years after the HF event. We compared these results with the percentage of patients who should be under treatment at all three stages, according to the recently published Portuguese cost-effectiveness recommendations (PCER) for OT. Data regarding occurrence of new fragility fractures and mortality were also determined, one and four years after the HF event. Read More

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February 2019
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The GO-DACT protocol: a multicentre, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study to compare the efficacy of golimumab in combination with methotrexate (MTX) versus MTX monotherapy.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Apr-Jun;43(2):80-92

Hospital de Santa Maria, CHLN; Unidade de Investigação em Reumatologia, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Centro Académico de Medicina de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.

The GO-DACT is an investigator-initiated, national, multicentric randomized placebo-controlled double-blinded trial, that assesses dactylitis as primary endpoint. Psoriatic arthritis patients naïve to methotrexate and biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, with at least one active dactylitis, were assigned to golimumab in combination with methotrexate or placebo in combination with methotrexate, for 24 weeks. Both clinical (dactylitis severity score and the Leeds dactylitis index) and imaging (high resolution magnetic resonance imaging), among others, were assessed as outcomes. Read More

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February 2019
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Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa: the future is digital.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Apr-Jun;43(2):78-79

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April 2019
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WITHDRAWN Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 promoter-2518 G allele increases renal damage in systemic lupus erythematosus patients: result from a meta-analysis.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 04 27. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Ahead of Print article withdrawn by publisher. Not clarified suspected conflict of interest. Read More

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April 2018
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More than Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jan-Mar;43(1):66-67

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January 2019
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Sonographic evaluation of salivary glands in juvenile Sjögren's syndrome.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jan-Mar;43(1):61-65

Pontíficia Universidade Católica de Campinas.

IIntroduction: Sjögren's syndrome in childhood is a rare autoimmune disease and mostly under-diagnosed. The aim of this study is to highlight the importance of ultrasonographic assessment of the salivary glands in children with recurrent parotitis and positive autoantibodies. Two cases of ultrasonographic patterns typical of Sjögren's syndrome have been described below. Read More

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January 2019
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The impact of patient global assessment in the definition of remission as a predictor of long-term radiographic damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: protocol for an individual patient data meta-analysis.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jan-Mar;43(1):52-60

Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra EPE.

Background: Remission is the target for management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and intensification of immunosuppressive therapy is recommended for those that do not achieve this status. Patient global assessment (PGA) is the single patient reported outcome considered in the American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism remission criteria, but its use as target has been questioned. The primary aim of this study is to assess whether excluding PGA from the definition of disease remission changes the association of disease remission with long-term radiographic damage and physical function in patients with RA. Read More

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January 2019
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Portuguese recommendations for the prevention, diagnosis and management of primary osteoporosis - 2018 update.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jan-Mar;43(1):10-31

Background: Advances in osteoporosis (OP)case definition, treatment options, optimal therapy duration and pharmacoeconomic evidence in the national context motivated the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology (SPR) to update the Portuguese recommendations for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis published in 2007.

Methods: SPR bone diseases' working group organized meetings involving 55 participants (rheumatologists, rheumatology fellows and one OP specialist nurse) to debate and develop the document. First, the working group selected 11 pertinent clinical questions for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in standard clinical practice. Read More

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January 2019
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Reuma.pt - structure and innovation.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jan-Mar;43(1):8-9

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January 2019
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Reuma.pt - the start and the purpose.

Authors:
Augusto Faustino

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jan-Mar;43(1):6-7

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January 2019
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Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Portuguese version of the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS).

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Mar 8. Epub 2018 Mar 8.

University of Coimbra, Faculty of Economics, Coimbra, Portugal.

Objective: To translate and culturally adapt the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS) to the European Portuguese language, and to test its reliability (internal consistency, reproducibility and measurement error) and validity (construct validity).

Methods: The OSS Portuguese version was obtained through translations, back-translations, consensus panels, clinical review and cognitive pre-test. Portuguese OSS, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaires, and the visual analogue scales of pain at rest [VAS rest] and during movement [VAS movement] were applied to 111 subjects with shoulder pain (degenerative or inflammatory disorders) and recommended for physical therapy. Read More

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March 2018
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Effectiveness of a Referral Program for rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis Diagnosis at Primary Care Centers in Portugal - SIARA STUDY.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Jan-Mar;43(1):40-51

Objectives: Early diagnosis and treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and axial Spondylarthritis (axial SpA) can limit the impact of disease outcomes. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a referral program on the identification of patients with RA and axial SpA.

Methods: This was an observational, prospective, randomized (by clusters) study conducted in Portugal to evaluate the impact of the implementation of a set of referral support actions (RSA). Read More

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January 2019
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Validation of Oral Health Impact Profile-14 and its association with Hypossialia in a Sjögren Syndrome Portuguese Population.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Mar 5. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Aims: The objective of this study was to perform the Portuguese transcultural adaptation of the original Brazilian version of the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14) while evaluating the association between hyposalivation and quality of life in a Sjögren´s Syndrome population.

Methods: The original Brazilian version of the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 was culturally adapted following the guidelines for cross-cultural adaptation of health-related quality of life measures. The questionnaires were administered by trained and calibrated dental doctors to 86 patients with Sjögren´s Syndrome. Read More

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March 2018
13 Reads

More than Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Acta Reumatol Port 2018 Feb 4. Epub 2018 Feb 4.

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February 2018
8 Reads

Sexual dysfunction in systemic lupus erythematosus patients.

Acta Reumatol Port 2017 Oct-Dec;42(4):341-342

Evangelical University, Medicine Department, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil and Positivo University, Curitiba, Brazil.

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October 2018
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The importance of quality of life for work outcomes in patients with ankylosing spondylitis - a cross-sectional study.

Acta Reumatol Port 2017 Oct-Dec;42(4):300-309

Hacettepe Medical School.

Aims: Work impairment is one of the most important exploration and one of the aims of rheumatologists. We aimed to determine the risk factors for employment state and predictive factors of work outcomes using multi-dimensional measures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in this comprehensive study.

Methods: One hundred patients with AS (31 females and 69 males) were included into this study. Read More

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October 2018
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Effectiveness of early adalimumab therapy in psoriatic arthritis patients from Reuma.pt - EARLY PsA.

Acta Reumatol Port 2017 Oct-Dec;42(4):287-299

Hospital Garcia de Orta.

Objective To compare outcomes in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients initiating adalimumab (ADA), with short- and long-term disease duration and to evaluate the potential effect of concomitant conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARD) or glucocorticoids. Methods Analyses included adult PsA patients registered in the Rheumatic Diseases Portuguese Register (Reuma.pt) between June 2008-June 2016 who received ADA for ≥3 months. Read More

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October 2018
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