- The Evolution of Central Retinal and Choroidal Thickness in Acute Anterior Uveitic Patients with Spondyloarthropathy. [Journal Article]
- JOJ Ophthalmol 2018; 2018:9136017
- CONCLUSIONS: The retina and choroid may play a biomarker function in the anterior segment inflammation of the eye in the patients with seronegative spondyloarthropathy.
- Spine surgery in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. [Journal Article]
- RARev Assoc Med Bras (1992) 2018; 64(4):379-383
- CONCLUSIONS: the majority of our clinical and laboratories findings were discrepant with the medical literature. These differences may be secondary to regional characteristics or by the fact that our population included only those patients who underwent spinal surgery.
- Quo vadis, biological treatment for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis? [Review]
- PDPostepy Dermatol Alergol 2018; 35(3):231-237
- Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects approximately 2-3% of the world's population. Although the cutaneous manifestations of the disease are the most prevalent, psoriasis is also ass...
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects approximately 2-3% of the world's population. Although the cutaneous manifestations of the disease are the most prevalent, psoriasis is also associated with a systemic inflammation and various co-morbidities linked with autoinflammatory processes. One of those processes is psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory, seronegative spondyloarthropathy that develops in 13.8-30% of psoriatic patients at some point of their lives. Over the past 15 years the therapeutic options for severe and generalized psoriasis have broadened immensely with the introduction of biological agents to everyday practice. We present a quick overview of current biological therapies in the treatment of psoriasis and prospects for forthcoming advancements in biological treatment.
- Acute uveitic glaucoma in ankylosing spondylitis. [Journal Article]
- PMPostgrad Med J 2018; 94(1113):417
- The Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies. [Review]
- PCPrim Care 2018; 45(2):271-287
- The seronegative spondyloarthropathies are a group of five diseases characterized by inflammatory oligoarticular arthritis, enthesitis, and axial involvement. They have an increased incidence of the ...
The seronegative spondyloarthropathies are a group of five diseases characterized by inflammatory oligoarticular arthritis, enthesitis, and axial involvement. They have an increased incidence of the HLA-B27 gene. They are commonly associated with extra-articular features including involvement of the skin, eyes, and gastrointestinal tract. Early recognition and referral are key to limit disability, and comanagement with primary care and rheumatology offers the best outcomes.
- An unexpected cause of sacroiliitis in a patient with gout and chronic psoriasis with inflammatory arthritis: a case report. [Journal Article]
- BMBMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018 Apr 20; 19(1):126
- CONCLUSIONS: This case is meant to highlight an important but overlooked cause of active sacroililitis and inflammatory type back pain in patients who have gout, and to bring to the attention that plain X-ray, MRI and ultrasound cannot differentiate between inflammatory sacroiliitis caused by seronegative arthritis versus gouty arthritis. CT scan can add more information but DECT is the preferred method for differentiation and identification of axial tophaceous gout.
- Temporomandibular joint involvement in psoriatic arthritis. [Case Reports]
- NJNiger J Clin Pract 2017; 20(11):1501-1504
- Psoriasis is a chronic, papulosquamous, and an inflammatory skin disease. It has been found that between 5% and 24% of patients develop psoriatic arthritis (PA) at the same time after or even prior t...
Psoriasis is a chronic, papulosquamous, and an inflammatory skin disease. It has been found that between 5% and 24% of patients develop psoriatic arthritis (PA) at the same time after or even prior to skin findings. The involvement of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a rare condition. In this report, a-46-year-old male patient was referred to our clinic with the complaint of pain in the bilateral TMJs, and a limited jaw movement. Medical anamnesis revealed he had psoriasis for the last 21 years, and developed a seronegative polyarthritis with destructive changes for 8 years. On extra-oral examination, crepitation at TMJs and limitation of jaw movements was detected. The radiographic examination with cone-beam CT revealed the bilaterally decreased joint spaces, erosion, and the loss of cortical edge of the joint on the condylar heads. The definitive diagnosis of PA was made with the help of patient's history and radiological findings. The uses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and occlusal splint have been suggested for conservative treatment.
- StatPearls [BOOK]
- BOOKStatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL)
- Seronegative spondyloarthropathies (SpA) are a family of rheumatologic disorders that classically include: 1. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS). 2. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA). 3. Inflammatory bowel disease ...
Seronegative spondyloarthropathies (SpA) are a family of rheumatologic disorders that classically include: 1. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS). 2. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA). 3. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) associated arthritis. 4. Reactive arthritis (formerly Reiter syndrome; ReA). 5. Undifferentiated SpA. Recently, these disorders have been differentiated further into three additional categories including non-radiographic axial SpA (nr-axSpA), peripheral SpA, and lastly, juvenile-onset SpA. This family of disorders shares several clinical features and has common genetic associations.
- Hip resurfacing arthroplasty for patients with inflammatory arthritis: a systematic review. [Journal Article]
- HIHip Int 2018; 28(1):11-17
- CONCLUSIONS: Femoral neck fracture was the most common reason for revision in patients with inflammatory arthritis following resurfacing and there were no dislocations reported. Following resurfacing, these patients have improved functional outcomes.
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- Evaluation of the internal oblique, external oblique, and transversus abdominalis muscles in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: an ultrasonographic study. [Journal Article]
- CRClin Rheumatol 2017; 36(11):2497-2500
- The objectives of the study are to compare abdominal muscle thickness in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with healthy subjects and determine the factors affecting these muscle thickness. Thirty-...
The objectives of the study are to compare abdominal muscle thickness in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with healthy subjects and determine the factors affecting these muscle thickness. Thirty-five male patients with a previous diagnosis of AS according to the Modified New York criteria and a control group consisting of 35 healthy male individuals were included in this cross-sectional and case-control study. Thicknesses of the internal oblique (IO), external oblique (EO), and transversus abdominalis (TrA) muscles were measured with ultrasound (US). AS patients were classified according to the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). There were 35 AS patients with a mean age of 35.17 ± 8.05 years and 35 healthy subjects with a mean age 32.57 ± 7.05 years. No significant difference was observed between the groups in terms of abdominal muscle thicknesses (p > 0.005). When the AS patients were classified according to the IPAQ scores, thicknesses of the IO and TrA muscles were significantly lower in patients who had the low level of IPAQ scores (p < 0.05). In the light of our first and preliminary results, muscle thickness of the IO, EO, and TrA muscles were similar in AS patients to healthy subjects. However, AS patients who had lower level of physical activity have also reduced thickness of IO and TrA muscles.