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Influence of disease activity on the physical activity of rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Rheumatology (Oxford)
PUBLISHED: 12-24-2013
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Objectives. The aims of this study were to study physical activity (PA) in patients with RA by accelerometry and to determine to what degree their mobility is affected by disease activity.Methods. A group of 50 RA patients, without lower limb clinical disease, and 50 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were included in this cross-sectional study. PA was assessed by accelerometry and with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). We performed multiple regression analysis not only to compare PA between groups, but also to explore the relation between RA features, including disease activity and cardiovascular risk parameters, and PA. In a randomized group of 30 RA patients a test-retest study was carried out in order to determine the correlation between variations in disease activity and PA.Results. The number of minutes of moderate and vigorous activity per day, as evaluated by accelerometry, was significantly lower in RA patients than in healthy controls. In RA patients, accelerometry and IPAQ demonstrated concordance to a moderate degree [quadratic weighed kappa index 0.27 (0.06-0.48), P = 0.02]. HAQ negatively correlated with both IPAQ and accelerometry data. The 28-joint DAS using CRP (DAS28-CRP) was also inversely related with IPAQ. Framingham score and metabolic syndrome were inversely associated with PA in RA patients. Interestingly, variations in PA by accelerometry inversely correlated with changes in RA disease activity (r = -0.42, P = 0.02).Conclusion. In RA patients, accelerometry is a reliable technique to evaluate PA. This study not only showed that RA patients spend less time doing moderate and vigorous PA than healthy controls, but also PA, as assessed by accelerometry, was sensitive to any changes in disease activity.
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[Efficacy and safety of abatacept in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and no prior treatment with biologics].
Reumatol Clin
PUBLISHED: 03-31-2011
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Abatacept (ABA) is a recombinant human fusion protein that blocks co-stimulation signals on T lymphocytes, impeding their activation. Randomized and controlled trials examining efficacy and safety have been performed with ABA combined with methotrexate (MTX), vs MTX monotherapy and vs infliximab (IFB) combined with MTX in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and who are naïve to biologic therapy. ABA has shown to be more effective than MTX and at least as effective as IFB+MTX, in terms of activity and clinical remission, physical function and reduction in radiological progression. Safety data at 7 years have shown that the drug is comparable to MTX in monotherapy and safer than the IFB+MTX combination, although infections still constitute the main risk when using ABA. This review summarizes the safety and efficacy data of the AIM, ATTEST, Phase IIb IM101-100 and AGREE trials.
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Patient-acceptable symptom state as an outcome measure in the daily care of patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
J. Rheumatol.
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We assessed the prevalence of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), rating their state as acceptable (patient-acceptable symptom state; PASS), among 190 patients with AS seen in daily practice. Factors associated with PASS status and PASS thresholds for outcome measures were also analyzed.
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