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Background. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, progressive inflammatory rheumatic disease that leads to structural damage, functional impairment, and decrease in the quality of life. Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a part of the complete blood count (CBC) and estimates erythrocyte variability. Objective. To analyse RDW in patients with AS and to evaluate the relationships with acute phase reactants (APRs) and disease activity index. Patients and Methods. A total of 100 patients with ...
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#1Arijita Deb (WVU: West Virginia University)H-Index: 5
#2Nilanjana Dwibedi (WVU: West Virginia University)H-Index: 5
Last.Usha Sambamoorthi (WVU: West Virginia University)H-Index: 32
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Objective. This study estimated the excess clinical, humanistic, and economic burden associated with depression among working-age adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Methods. A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted among working-age (18 to 64 years) RA patients with depression () and without depression () using data from the nationally representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey for the years 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015. Results. Overall, 25.8% had depression. In adjusted analy...
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#1Antoni Fellas (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
Last.Andrea Coda (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 3
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Background. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common form of rheumatic disease in childhood and adolescents, affecting between 16 and 150 per 100,000 young persons below the age of 16. The lower limb is commonly affected in JIA, with joint swelling and tenderness often observed as a result of active synovitis. Objective. The objective of this scoping review is to identify the existence of physical examination (PE) tools to identify and record swollen and tender lower limb joints in...
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#1Shabana Amanda Ali (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 2
#2Kristina M. Kokorelias (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 1
Last.Marita Kloseck (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 15
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Systematic reviews of self-management programs for osteoarthritis suggest minimal evidence of benefit and indicate substantial heterogeneity in interventions. The purpose of this scoping review was to describe the nature of self-management interventions provided to patients with osteoarthritis focusing on the inclusion and type of education and social support components. We searched PsycINFO, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Cochrane Library databases from 1990 to 2016 to identify studies addressing communi...
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#1Maria GreenwaldH-Index: 27
#2John TesserH-Index: 1
Last.K. Lea Sewell (Pfizer)H-Index: 5
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A biosimilar is a biologic product that is highly similar to a licensed biologic (“originator”) such that there are no clinically meaningful differences in safety, purity, or potency between the biosimilar and the originator. As patent protection and data exclusivity for the biologic rituximab expire, several potential biosimilars to rituximab are in development, which could soon lead to the availability of numerous rituximab biosimilars. Biosimilars are evaluated using thorough and rigorous ana...
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#1Cecilie Bartholdy (Copenhagen University Hospital)H-Index: 6
#2Henrik Gudbergsen (Copenhagen University Hospital)H-Index: 13
Last.Marius Henriksen (Copenhagen University Hospital)H-Index: 26
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Physical inactivity is important to address, and an objective way of measuring inactivity is by accelerometry. The objective of this study was to determine the reliability and construct validity of the SENS motion system to record physical activity and inactivity in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Participants with an age > 40 years and an average weekly pain above 0 on a numeric rating scale (0 = no pain, 10 = worst pain) were included. Participants had a total of two study visits and at eac...
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#1Shamly AustinH-Index: 7
#2Kenneth G. Saag (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 77
Last.Maria Pisu (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 22
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Introduction. We examined racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare providers’ recommendations for physical activity among individuals with arthritis and evaluated this association among groups of individuals who adhered to physical activity guidelines and those who did not. Methods. With a cross-sectional design based on Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, we analyzed individuals with self-reported physician-diagnosed arthritis, ≥18 years of age (n = 83,376). Outcome variable was healthca...
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#1Samuel Cassidy (University of Newcastle)
#2Andrea Coda (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 3
Last.Davinder Singh-Grewal (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 19
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Objective. Interprofessional collaboration is a crucial component of care for children with rheumatic disease. Interprofessional care, when delivered appropriately, prevents disability and improves long-term prognosis in this vulnerable group. Methods. The aim of this survey was to explore allied health professionals’ and nurses’ confidence in treating paediatric rheumatology patients. Results. Overall, 117 participants were recruited, 77.9% of participants reported being “not confident at all,”...
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#1Annette von Drygalski (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 11
#2Katherine C. Rappazzo (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 1
Last.Eric Y. Chang (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 17
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Hemophilic arthropathy is a progressive, disabling condition with poorly understood pathobiology. Since there is an emerging interest to study the role of intra-articular fat pad size and biology in arthritic conditions, we explored fat pad volume changes in hemophilic arthropathy and to what extent they differed from osteoarthritis. We matched a cohort of 13 adult patients with hemophilic arthropathy of the knee with age- and gender-matched cohorts without osteoarthritis (“control cohort”) and ...
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#1Rachel J. Hill (USU: Utah State University)H-Index: 1
#2Holly M. Mason (USU: Utah State University)H-Index: 2
Last.Jeffrey B. Mason (USU: Utah State University)H-Index: 10
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Large animal models of osteoarthritis are a necessary testing ground for FDA approval of human medicine applications. Sheep models have advantages over other available large animals, but development and progression of osteoarthritis in sheep is exceedingly slow, which handicaps progress in development of potential treatments. We combined oblique angle forced exercise to increase stress on the stifle, with surgical destabilization to hasten the development of osteoarthritis in ewes. Methods for e...
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