#Intestinal barrier dysfunction plays an integral role in #arthritis pathology and can be targeted to ameliorate disease

HighlightsSerum gut-permeability markers LPB, LPS, and I-FABP are increased in RAMice with arthritis have increased gut permeability and intestinal inflammationBoth bacteria and leukocytes are needed to disrupt gut-barrier integrityPrevention of gut-barrier dysfunction in arthritis ameliorates joint inflammation Context and significanceRheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by chronic joint inflammation. Accumulating evidence suggests that changes …

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OP0012 ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PASSIVE #SMOKING IN CHILDHOOD AND ADULTHOOD, AND #RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: RESULTS FROM THE FRENCH E3N-EPIC COHORT STUDY

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease of multifactorial aetiology, which preferentially affects women. To date, active smoking has been the most reproducibly reported risk factor for anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) positive RA, particularly persons who carry the HLA-DRB1-shared epitope (SE) alleles. Objectives: We aimed to investigate the relationships between passive smoking in childhood …

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The oral #microbiome in early #rheumatoid arthritis patients and individuals at risk differs from healthy controls

It has been suggested that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may originate at the oral mucosa. Our aim was to assess the oral microbiome and the periodontal condition in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) and individuals at risk of RA. MethodsThree groups were recruited (50 participants each): (1) ERA patients (2010 ACR/EULAR criteria), (2) at‐risk individuals …

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#Pain and fatigue are longitudinally and bi-directionally associated with more #sedentary time and less standing time in #rheumatoid arthritis

The aims of this study were to examine the longitudinal and bi-directional associations of pain and fatigue with sedentary, standing and stepping time in RA. Methods People living with RA undertook identical assessments at baseline (T1, n = 104) and 6-month follow-up (T2, n = 54). Participants completed physical measures (e.g. height, weight, BMI) and routine clinical assessments to …

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Finger Joint #Cartilage Evaluated by Semiquantitative #Ultrasound Score in Patients With #Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) includes both bone and cartilage lesions. Since joint space narrowing (JSN) is not a direct evaluation of cartilage using radiography, we aimed to examine the validity of ultrasound (US) cartilage evaluation using a semiquantitative method in patients with RA. Methods We enrolled 103 patients with RA who were in …

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