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Radiographic Recognition of Cervical Instability in Rheumatoid Arthritis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.103

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Accepted: 
08 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Jun, 2017

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Anti-RA 33: A Marker of Good Prognosis in Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.330
Synopsis: 
We investigated the diagnosis capability and extent of Anti-RA 33 positivity and clinical characteristics in patients with RA. We highlight a strong negative correlation between Anti-RA 33 positivity and the quality of life. Anti-RA 33 antibodies may exert helpful effects determining prognosis in established RA patients though have poor diagnostic capability.

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Objective: Autoantibodies are evident in the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and play important roles in diagnosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnosis capability and extent of Anti-RA 33 positivity and clinical characteristics in patients with RA.

Accepted: 
22 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 07 Sep, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Importance of Smoking in Pulmonary Involvement of Rheumatoid Arthritis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.568
Synopsis: 
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is a multi-systemic disease of unknown origin. The reason for the prominence of lungs involvement in some patients with the disease is not clearly defined. Since it was believed that smoking plays an important role in both etiology and progression of the disease, we evaluated the effects of smoking on disease activity, pulmonary functions and alveolar inflammation parameters in patients with RA.

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Objectives:  The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of smoking on disease activity and pulmonary involvement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  

Accepted: 
08 Feb, 2016
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e-Published: 31 Mar, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Phototherapy Induces an Improvement In Clinical and Biochemical Scores In Rheumatoid Arthritis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.490
Synopsis: 
Rheumatoid arthritis is a common autoimmune disease for which there is no known cure. Phototherapy, within a range from 425 to 650 nm and 11.33 Joules/cm2, can induce an improvement in clinical and laboratorial variables in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Objective: Rheumatoid arthritis is a common autoimmune disease for which there is no known cure. UV light can induce immunosuppressive effects. Our main objective was to ascertain whether a complementary treatment with phototherapy improves changes in functional scales in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Accepted: 
30 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Mar, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Non-pharmacological Community Intervention, Especially Pain Management, in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Review of the Literature

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.468
Synopsis: 
This articles reviews role of uni-modular and multi-modular non pharmacological interventions in rheumatoid arthritis. They have shown evidence to be as effective add-on to standard care treatment. The role of dietary modification is exciting but needs further studies to form a guideline.

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Objective: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a crippling disease with significant affection in a patient’s life. The objective of this study is to describe the role of uni-modular and multi-modular non-pharmacological community intervention effectiveness, especially pain management interventions in rheumatoid arthritis.

Accepted: 
11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 10 Mar, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Closing the Gap between Preclinical Biologic Development and Clinical Application in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.100
Pages: 
312–3
 
The Editor,
Sir,

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease; deferment and relapse of aggressive synovitis finally leads to destruction of joint cartilage and bone, and that is the main hazard of the disease. In recent years, biologic reagents have become a hot spot of RA treatment research, owing to their higher specificity and fewer side effects than existing non-biologic disease-modifying and anti-inflammatory drugs. 

Accepted: 
23 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 15 May, 2015

Effects of Depression and Anxiety on Quality of Life of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Knee Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia Syndrome

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122–9
Synopsis: 
In this study, the effects of anxiety and depression on quality of life were measured in 154 patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, knee osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia syndrome. Quality of life was observed to decrease in patients whose depression and/or anxiety scores were high. The necessity of a multidisciplinary approach including psychiatric support is emphasized for these patients.

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Objective: To measure the effects of depression and anxiety on quality of life (QoL) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), knee osteoarthritis (OA) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Methods: One hundred and fifty-four patients with RA, knee OA, and FMS who presented to the physical medicine and rehabilitation department were studied. For evaluation of the patients, Beck depression scale, Beck anxiety scale, and Short Form-36 were used.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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