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Rheumatic Diseases and TreatmentISSN: 2469-5726

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5726/1510102

Systemic Sclerosis and Malignancy: Unravelling the Link through a Paraneoplastic Systemic Sclerosis Case Series

Shan Kai ING, MD, Seow Lin CHUAH, MD, Guo Ruey LING, MD and Yih Hoong LEE, MD

Article Type: Case Series | First Published: 2023/10/05

Malignant neoplasms have been associated with various paraneoplastic rheumatic syndromes [1]. These syndromes are rare manifestations of cancer resulting from an autoimmune response to cancer cells and can be linked to particular types of cancer, such as lung or breast cancer. They may also be present with a broad range of clinical features, including neurological, hematological, and rheumatological symptoms....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5726/1510101

Carcinoma of the Tongue, a Rare Complication in Severe Sjogren's Syndrome: A Description of a Case and a Review of the Literatures

Amr Edrees, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/05/29

Sjögren's Syndrome (SS) is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by diminished lacrimal and salivary gland function. SS occurs in a primary form not associated with other disease and in a secondary form that complicates other rheumatic conditions. The most common disease associated with secondary SS is rheumatoid arthritis. In primary or secondary SS, decreased exocrine gland function leads to the sicca complex, a condition of dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) and dry mouth (xerosto...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5726/1510100

Impact of the Indicator ‘Radiographic Pattern’ on the Clinical Presentation and Radiographic Progression of Hip Osteoarthritis - Results from an 8-Year Study

Lyubomir Sapundzhiev, Tanya Sapundzhieva, Martin Mitev, Kiril Simitchiev and Anastas Batalov

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/05/27

400 patients, two therapeutic courses - at baseline -month 0 (M0) and M5, were allocated into three observation groups: Normal saline (IA-NS) as a control group - N = 150, 2.0 ml per dose, single injection (SI) for each course (EC); methylprednisolone acetate (IA-CS) - N = 100, 80 mg/2.0 ml per dose, SI for EC; medium molecular weight HA (MMW-HA) - N = 150, 20 mg/2.0 ml per dose, 3 -weekly injections (M0 -W0, W1, W2) for EC. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5726/1510099

Erythrodermic Flare-Up of Psoriasis with Uncontrolled, Undiagnosed Diabetes Mellitus: A Case Report

Pérez Ivan and Sabbagh Daniela

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/04/30

Erythrodermic psoriasis is a rare and life-threatening variant of psoriasis. Multiple triggering factors have been described, including emotional stress, alcohol consumption, medications, infections, less common phototherapy, photo chemotherapy, application of topical irritants, Sars-Cov 2 vaccine, HIV and hypocalcemia....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5726/1510092

The Role of Skeletal Radiology and the Limits of Serologic Assays in Distinguishing among the Causes of Inflammatory Arthritis

Bruce Rothschild, Michael Gernert and Ottar Gadeholt

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 07, 2021

Radiologic findings are important for the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory joint disease. Current classification criteria utilize different serological findings, such as anti-citrullinated-peptide antibodies (ACPA) and rheumatoid factor (RF), as well as clinical findings, for diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The presence of erosions allows diagnosis, even if serological criteria are not fulfilled. However, the pertinent erosions are not clearly defined. Previous studies have shown ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5726/1510091

Anxiety and Depression in Psoriatic Arthritis: A Cross Sectional Study in Brazilian Patients

Luiza M Cipriani, Ana PB Campos, Juliana Simioni, Renato Nisihara and Thelma L Skare

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: April 26, 2021

Comorbidities are common in psoriatic arthritis patients, including mood disorders. We aimed to study the prevalence of anxiety and depression in psoriatic arthritis patients from Brazil and its association with epidemiological, clinical and treatment data. Fifty-four psoriatic arthritis patients were interviewed using Becks’ anxiety inventory, CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale) and the SF-12 (Short Form Health Survey). Simultaneously the disease activity was measured us...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5726/1510089

Clinical Patterns of Psoriatic Arthritis and the Relationship between Psoriasis Skin Severity and Joint Activity in Libya

Fathia Ehmouda Zaid

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 16, 2021

This study was carried out at the Rheumatology department in Benghazi University, follow up study Ninety-six (96) patients were diagnosed of Psoriasis arthritis (PsA), those patients were assessment clinically of skin psoriasis and nail involvement were assessed by the Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI). The Joint disease activity was measured by clinical diagnosis activity index (CDAI). Strong relationship between joint disease activity and psoriasis skin severity; high PASI to have mod/high ...

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