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Effectiveness of Ultrasound Therapy on Myofascial Pain Syndrome of the Upper Trapezius: Randomized, Single-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 23;33(4):418-423. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, İstanbul Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation Training Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of conventional ultrasound (US) therapy in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome.

Patients And Methods: Fifty-four patients (23 males, 31 females; mean age 29.8±5. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6538DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409164PMC
December 2018

The Role of Familial Mediterranean Fever Gene Mutation in Treatment of Infantile Colitis With Resistant Perianal Fistula.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 23;33(4):473-477. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey.

Symptoms of infantile inflammatory bowel disease (I-IBD) can be life-threatening and associated with poor prognosis. The presence of Mediterranean fever (MEFV) gene mutations play an important role in treatment of I-IBD. In this article, we describe a case of I-IBD with a resistant fistula, in which remission occurred following colchicine therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6741DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409165PMC
December 2018
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Effects of Tocilizumab Therapy on Serum Interleukin-33 and Interleukin-6 Levels in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 23;33(4):389-394. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department of Molecular Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, and College of Medicine, Medical Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

Objectives: This study aims to examine the effects of tocilizumab therapy on serum levels of interleukin (IL)-33 and IL-6 in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.

Patients And Methods: Interleukin-33 and IL-6 levels in serum samples from 83 RA patients (10 males, 73 females; mean age 51.9 years; range, 26 to 77 years) and 12 healthy controls (2 males, 10 females; mean age 52. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6753DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409174PMC
December 2018
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Short-Term Effect of Topical Cetylated Fatty Acid on Early and Advanced Knee Osteoarthritis: A Multi-Center Study.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 23;33(4):438-442. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department Rheumatology, Azienda Ospedaliera Cittá Della Salute E Della Scienza Di Torino, Torino, Italy.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate if short-term topical treatment with cetylated fatty acid (CFA) cream reduces the detrimental effects of early and advanced knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Patients And Methods: The study included 113 patients (32 males, 81 females; median age 70.0 years; 95% CI: 69. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6711DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409167PMC
December 2018

Polymyalgia Rheumatica After Herpes-Zoster.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 23;33(4):494-495. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Giresun University Prof. Dr. İlhan Özdemir Training and Research Hospital, Giresun, Turkey.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409168PMC
December 2018
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Clinical and Serologic Characteristics of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in the Arab World: A Pooled Analysis of 3,273 Patients.

Authors:
Marwan Adwan

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 23;33(4):455-463. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department of Medicine, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

Objectives: This study aims to describe the clinical and immunological characteristics of systemic lupus erythematosus in the Arab world.

Materials And Methods: We searched PubMed and Google Scholar for observational studies describing the clinical and serologic features of systemic lupus erythematosus in adult patients in the Arab world. We used the search terms "lupus in Arabs" and the names of individual Arab countries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6832DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409177PMC
December 2018
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A Cross Sectional Study of the Impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus on Rheumatoid Factor Production.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 31;33(4):402-407. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

University of Yaounde I, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate how human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) affect the production of immunoglobulin M (IgM)-rheumatoid factor (RF).

Patients And Methods: The study included 405 voluntary participants (139 males, 266 females; mean age 39.4±17. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6076DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409169PMC
December 2018
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Turkish Version of Evaluation of Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life Questionnaire in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Validation and Reliability Study.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 11;33(4):443-454. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

Objectives: This study aims to translate the Evaluation of Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life (EASi-QoL) into the Turkish language and test its validity and reliability.

Patients And Methods: A total of 100 AS patients (74 males; 26 females; mean age 38.2±9. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6614DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409161PMC
December 2018
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Mixed-type Castleman Disease Can Mimic IgG4-Related Disease.

Authors:
Jian Hu Jie Peng

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 23;33(4):496-497. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department of Hematology, Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409171PMC
December 2018

Effectiveness of Superficial Radial Nerve Block on Pain, Function and Quality of Life in Patients With Hand Osteoarthritis: A Prospective, Randomized and Controlled Single-Blind Study.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 23;33(4):464-472. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Uludağ University Faculty of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the effects of ultrasound-guided superficial branch of the radial nerve block on pain, function and quality of life in patients with hand osteoarthritis.

Patients And Methods: In this prospective, randomized and controlled single-blind study, 50 female patients (mean age 59.0±5. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6754DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409166PMC
December 2018

Middle-Aged Female Diagnosed With Widespread Stiff Skin Syndrome.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 23;33(4):491-493. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Ordu University Medical Faculty, Ordu, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6805DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409170PMC
December 2018

Reliability and Validity of Turkish Version of Short Form of the Social Role Participation Questionnaire in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 11;33(4):408-417. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Medicine Faculty of Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Short Form of the Social Role Participation Questionnaire (s-SRPQ) in Turkish patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Patients And Methods: The Turkish version of s-SRPQ questionnaire was obtained after a translation and back translation process. The study sample included 100 ankylosing spondylitis patients (59 males, 41 females; mean age 42. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6756DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6386251PMC
December 2018
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Aggressive Kaposi's Sarcoma Associated With Golimumab Therapy.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 29;33(3):384-386. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6695DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328227PMC
September 2018
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Simultaneous Pancreatitis and Myocarditis in Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematous.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 18;33(3):381-383. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

Departent of Pediatrics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6596DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328225PMC
September 2018
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Turkish League Against Rheumatism (TLAR) Recommendations for the Pharmacological Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis: 2018 Update Under Guidance of Current Recommendations.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 9;33(3):251-271. Epub 2018 Jul 9.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to report the assessment of the Turkish League Against Rheumatism (TLAR) expert panel on the compliance and adaptation of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2016 recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Turkey.

Patients And Methods: The EULAR 2016 recommendations for the treatment of RA were voted by 27 specialists experienced in this field with regard to participation rate for each recommendation and significance of items. Afterwards, each recommendation was brought forward for discussion and any alteration gaining ≥70% approval was accepted. Read More

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https://www.archivesofrheumatology.org/full-text/979
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6911DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328226PMC
September 2018
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Mizoribine is as Effective as Methotrexate for the Treatment of Polymyalgia Rheumatica: A Retrospective Case Series Analysis.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 15;33(3):302-308. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

St. Luke's International University, St. Luke's International Hospital, Immuno-Rheumatology Center, Tokyo, Japan.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of mizoribine (MZR) as a steroid-sparing agent compared to methotrexate (MTX) in the treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica in elderly patients.

Patients And Methods: Twenty-four patients (9 males, 15 females; mean age 71.7 years; range 50 to 86 years) diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica between April 1998 and August 2014, who received prednisone in combination with either MTX or MZR, were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6418DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328222PMC
September 2018
2 Reads

Feasibility of a Home-Based Therapeutic Exercise Program in Individuals With Knee Osteoarthritis.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 15;33(3):295-301. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

University of Aveiro, School of Health Sciences and Institute of Biomedicine - Ibimed, Aveiro, Portugal.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and potential benefits of a four-week home-based therapeutic exercise program for individuals with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.

Patients And Methods: Feasibility outcomes, namely the recruitment rate, retention rate, exercise adherence and adverse events, as well as pain, knee muscle strength, range of motion, functional mobility, physical function, and postural sway were assessed on 15 individuals (4 males, 11 females; mean age 62.8±2. Read More

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https://www.archivesofrheumatology.org/full-text/936
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6633DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328224PMC
September 2018
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Histological Findings of Organizing Pneumonia, Based on Transbronchial Lung Biopsy, May Predict Poor Outcome in Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis: Report of Two Autopsied Cases.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 15;33(3):376-380. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Department of General Internal Medicine, Rakuwakai Otowa Hospital, Kyoto, Japan.

Interstitial lung disease in polymyositis and dermatomyositis is a serious complication, associated with poor prognosis. In this article, we describe two cases with histological findings of organizing pneumonia, based on transbronchial lung biopsy. One is a 66-year-old female patient with clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis with anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 antibody, and another is a 61-year-old female patient with polymyositis with anti-Jo-1 antibody. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6577DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328220PMC
September 2018
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Does Kinesiology Taping Improve Muscle Strength and Function in Knee Osteoarthritis? A Single-Blind, Randomized and Controlled Study.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 18;33(3):335-343. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mustafa Kemal University Medical School, Hatay, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of kinesiology taping (KT) on pain, movement restriction, walking speed, daily living activities, and isokinetic muscle performance in female patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Patients And Methods: The study included 61 female patients (mean age 53.5±3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6598DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328208PMC
September 2018
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Association of MICA Alleles and Human Leukocyte Antigen B in Turkish Patients Diagnosed With Behçet's Disease.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 31;33(3):352-357. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Ophtalmology, Medicine Faculty of Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate whether or not MHC class I polypeptide-related sequence A (MICA) polymorphisms are associated with the susceptibility to Behçet's disease (BD) in a Turkish population.

Patients And Methods: The study included 38 Turkish BD patients (20 males, 18 females; mean age 34±10.9 years) and 51 ethnically matched healthy controls (30 males, 21 females; mean age 36±12. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6704DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328215PMC
September 2018

Comparison of Level of Fatigue and Disease Correlates in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Sclerosis.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 15;33(3):316-321. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Department of Rheumatology, Medical Park Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to compare the levels of fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to assess the potential influence of fatigue on clinical variables.

Patients And Methods: Age- and sex-matched adult patients with SSc (n=50; 6 males, 44 females; mean age 47.7 years; range 23 to 72 years) and RA (n=51; 6 males, 45 females; mean age 50. Read More

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https://www.archivesofrheumatology.org/full-text/943
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6670DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328209PMC
September 2018
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Serum Transforming Growth Factor-Beta 1 Level in Egyptian Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 31;33(3):358-366. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Department of Internal Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Objectives: This study aims to assess the role of transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Patients And Methods: The study included 40 female SLE patients (mean age 25.5±6. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6405DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328217PMC
September 2018
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Clinical Characteristics of Systemic Sclerosis With Interstitial Lung Disease.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 15;33(3):322-327. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Department of Rheumatology, Ajou University College of Medicine, Suwon, South Korea.

Objectives: This study aims to compare the clinical characteristics of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with or without interstitial lung disease (ILD), and figure out whether the differences can be useful to suspect ILD in SSc.

Patients And Methods: We retrospectively collected the clinical data of 108 patients with SSc (13 males, 95 females; mean age 50.1±13. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6630DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328216PMC
September 2018
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Pneumatosis Intestinalis and Intestinal Perforation in a Patient Receiving Tocilizumab.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 17;33(3):372-375. Epub 2018 Jan 17.

Department of Rheumatology, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom.

In this article, we report a case of pneumatosis intestinalis associated with tocilizumab use. This is a unique case and may explain the increased rate of idiopathic bowel perforation among patients taking tocilizumab. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6668DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328221PMC
September 2018
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Juvenile Scleroderma: A Referral Center Experience.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 18;33(3):344-351. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, İstanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical School, İstanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the demographic and clinical features, laboratory data, treatment modalities, and outcomes of juvenile systemic sclerosis (JSS) and juvenile localized scleroderma (JLS) patients at a referral pediatric rheumatology center in Turkey.

Patients And Methods: Medical records of a total of 57 patients, including 29 with JSS (1 male, 28 females; mean age 18.3±3. Read More

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https://www.archivesofrheumatology.org/full-text/948
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6578DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328218PMC
September 2018
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A Young Male With Arthritis and Skin Lesions.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 29;33(3):387-388. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

Department of Rheumatology, Sint Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Netherlands.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328212PMC
September 2018
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Static and Dynamic Balance Disorders in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Relationships With Lower Extremity Function and Deformities: A Prospective Controlled Study.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Sep 15;33(3):328-334. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Algology, Marmara University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the static and dynamic balance disorders of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to disclose the relationships with clinical, functional, and radiological findings of lower extremities.

Patients And Methods: A total of 81 patients with RA (15 males, 66 females; mean age 48.9±10. Read More

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https://www.archivesofrheumatology.org/full-text/934
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6720DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328213PMC
September 2018
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Association of the Commitments and Responsibilities of the Caregiver Within the Family to the Disease Activity in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Report From Turkey.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 2;33(2):213-220. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Fırat University, Faculty of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the commitments and responsibilities of the family caregiver of rheumatoid arthritis patients and determine the association of these to the disease activity.

Patients And Methods: The study included a total of 240 subjects, consisting of 60 rheumatoid arthritis patients (8 males, 52 females; mean age 50.4±11. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6427DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117148PMC
June 2018
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Evaluation of Impact of Interferon-Induced Helicase C Domain-Containing Protein 1 Gene in Egyptian Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients and its Relationship With Vascular Manifestations of the Disease.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 29;33(2):181-189. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, Faculty of Medicine Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the impact of interferon-induced helicase C domain-containing protein 1 (IFIH1) gene single nucleotide polymorphism on interferon pathway signaling in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients specifically with vascular affection.

Patients And Methods: The cross-sectional study included 30 consecutive SLE patients (2 males, 28 females; mean age 28±3.4 years; range 16 to 40 years) diagnosed according to the American College of Rheumatology revised criteria and 10 healthy age- and sex-matched controls (2 males, 8 females; mean age 27±2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6476DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117131PMC
June 2018
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Association of Anti-Ro/Sjögren's syndrome type A Antibodies and Complete Atrioventricular Block in an Adult With Sjögren's Syndrome.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 12;33(2):225-229. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

A 57-year-old female patient with underlying hypertension, dyslipidemia, membranous glomerulonephritis, and Sjögren's syndrome presented to our clinic with near-syncope and dizziness symptoms. We detected non-conducted sinus beat in 12-lead electrocardiography. An echocardiography showed that the left ventricular systolic function was preserved without a regional wall abnormality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6492DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117129PMC
June 2018
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Management of Psoriatic Arthritis: Turkish League Against Rheumatism (TLAR) Expert Opinions.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 21;33(2):108-127. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to establish the first national treatment recommendations by the Turkish League Against Rheumatism (TLAR) for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) based on the current evidence.

Patients And Methods: A systematic literature review was performed regarding the management of PsA. The TLAR expert committee consisted of 13 rheumatologists and 12 physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists experienced in the treatment and care of patients with PsA from 22 centers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6946DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117146PMC
June 2018
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Passive Smoking is Responsible for Disease Activity in Female Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 13;33(2):143-149. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, South Korea.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the effects of passive smoking on disease activity in female patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Patients And Methods: Among a total of 191 female patients with RA (mean age 59.1±12. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6468DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117142PMC
June 2018
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Ptosis and Mass Like Lesions in Behçet's Disease: A Rare Presentation.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 16;33(2):221-224. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

Department of Rheumatology, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey.

In this article, we describe a case of neuro-Behçet's disease presenting with unilateral ptosis and facial paresis due to an intracranial mass lesion. A 25-year-old male patient with a history of Behçet's disease presented with headache, vertigo, double vision, ptosis in his right eyelid and slurred speech. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed a right-sided capsulothalamic lesion, which was extending to the right cerebral pedicle, pons and superior cerebellar pedicle. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117147PMC
June 2018
9 Reads

Greetings From the Editor.

Authors:
İlker Yağci

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 7;33(2). Epub 2018 Jun 7.

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Successful Treatment of Concurrent Mucormycosis and Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage in a Patient With Newly Diagnosed Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 15;33(2):244-246. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, South Korea.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117138PMC
June 2018
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The Validity and Reliability of Turkish Version of the Jenkins Sleep Evaluation Scale in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 13;33(2):160-167. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to assess the validity and reliability of the Jenkins Sleep Evaluation Scale (JSS) when applied to a Turkish population with rheumatoid arthritis.

Patients And Methods: The Turkish version of JSS (JSS-TR) was obtained after translation from English into Turkish, according to standard guidelines. The study included 61 patients of rheumatoid arthritis (13 males, 48 females; mean age 50. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6376DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117144PMC
June 2018
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Multiple Eruptive Dermatofibromas in a Patient With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Treated With Methylprednisolone.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 13;33(2):236-237. Epub 2017 Sep 13.

Department of Dermatology, Medical Faculty of Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6569DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117143PMC
June 2018
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Evaluation of Ventricular Diastolic Function in Patients With Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 15;33(2):150-153. Epub 2017 Aug 15.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dermancan Medical Center, Adana, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to compare the diastolic functions between fibromyalgia (FM) patients and control subjects by using transthoracic echocardiography.

Patients And Methods: This case-control and cross-sectional study included 34 female FM patients (mean age 43.6±8. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6541DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117127PMC
June 2018
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Prevalence of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis in Turkey: A Nationwide Study.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 13;33(2):128-136. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

University of Lorraine, Faculté de Médecine, Directeur EA 4360 APEMAC, Nancy, France.

Objectives: This study aims to estimate the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthritis (SpA) in Turkey using the same telephone questionnaire developed for screening RA and SpA in France and used in Serbia and Lithuania.

Material And Methods: The study was performed in two steps. In step I, the French questionnaire was translated into Turkish and validated through a group of 200 patients (80 males, 120 females; mean age 44. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117145PMC
June 2018
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Effects of Glycation on Mechanical Properties of Articular Cartilage.

Authors:
Ekrem Çiçek

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 15;33(2):241-243. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Department of Physics, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117136PMC

Bee Venom and Hesperidin Effectively Mitigate Complete Freund's Adjuvant-Induced Arthritis Via Immunomodulation and Enhancement of Antioxidant Defense System.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 2;33(2):198-212. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

Division of Physiology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt.

Objectives: This study aims to assess the antirheumatic activity of bee venom (BV) and/or hesperidin as natural products in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritis in male Wistar rats.

Material And Methods: Rheumatoid arthritis was induced in 30 male Wistar rats (weight 130 g to 150 g; age 10 to 12 weeks) by subcutaneous injection of CFA into the right hind paw of the rats. The rats were divided into five groups of six rats in each and administered the following regimens for 21 days: Normal group (given the equivalent volume of saline and carboxymethylcellulose), arthritic group (given the equivalent volume of saline and carboxymethylcellulose), arthritic group treated with BV (treated with BV along with carboxymethylcellulose), arthritic group treated with hesperidin (treated with hesperidin along with saline), and arthritic group treated with BV and hesperidin (treated with BV and hesperidin concurrently). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6519DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117137PMC
June 2018
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Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Vitiligo: A Novel Association.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 16;33(2):174-180. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

Baghdad College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq.

Objectives: This study aims to assess the relationship between fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and vitiligo in Iraqi patients and evaluate the predictors of this relationship, if present.

Patients And Methods: The case-control study included 100 Iraqi patients (46 males, 54 females; mean age 30.4±14 years; range 15 to 65 years) with vitiligo and 200 age- and sex-matched healthy controls (74 males, 126 females; mean age 30. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6524DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117140PMC
June 2018
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Tofacitinib Versus Non-Tumor Necrosis Factor Biologics for Patients With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 13;33(2):154-159. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan.

Objectives: This study aims to compare the disease status of patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after treatment with tofacitinib or non- tumor necrosis factor (TNF) biologics.

Patients And Methods: The study included a total of 50 RA patients (18 males, 32 females; mean age 68.3±1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6366DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117139PMC
June 2018
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Effect of Ozone in Freund's Complete Adjuvant-Induced Arthritis.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 13;33(2):137-142. Epub 2017 Sep 13.

Department of Medical Pharmacology, Medical Faculty of Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the effectiveness and reliability of ozone (O3) in Freund's complete adjuvant (FCA)-induced arthritis, an animal model for rheumatoid arthritis.

Patients And Methods: Thirty-six four- to five-month-old male Wistar rats weighing between 274-420 gr were used in this study. Saline was injected into the hind paws of half of these rats, and FCA was injected into the other half. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6371DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117135PMC
June 2018
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Value of Serum Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 and Carcinoembryonic Antigen in Evaluating Severity and Prognosis of Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 16;33(2):190-197. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, China.

Objectives: This study aims to detect serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) levels in connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD) patients and to demonstrate their values in evaluating the severity and prognosis of CTD-ILD.

Patients And Methods: The study included 82 CTD-ILD patients (54 males, 28 females; mean age 67.9 years; range 29 to 91 years) and 82 controls (54 males, 28 females; mean age 68. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6419DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117141PMC
June 2018
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The Assessment of Serum Endocan Levels in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 16;33(2):168-173. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the levels of serum endocan in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

Patients And Methods: Sixty-seven children with JIA (30 males, 37 females; mean age 10.4±4. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6528DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117134PMC
June 2018
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Clinical Usefulness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Four Children With Scleroderma.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Jun 2;33(2):230-235. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

Department of Radiology, Kawaguchi Municipal Medical Center, Saitama, Japan.

Children with localized scleroderma may have more serious sequelae than adults with the disease. In this case report, we analyzed four girls with localized scleroderma (generalized morphea) to evaluate the clinical usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging in facilitating disease control and investigating patient responsiveness to various treatments. Two of the children had flexion contracture, and two displayed a clear high-intensity area in the bone marrow under the sclerotic skin on magnetic resonance imaging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6498DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117132PMC
June 2018
17 Reads