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ACR Open Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Rheumatology     Full-text available via subscription  
Aktuelle Rheumatologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Rheumatology and Autoimmunity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arthritis & Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Arthritis Care & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Arthritis Research & Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
BMC Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Current Opinion in Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Current Rheumatology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Rheumatology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal  
Egyptian Rheumatologist     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forum Reumatologiczne     Hybrid Journal  
Future Rheumatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Gait & Posture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Indian Journal of Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Rheumatology     Open Access  
International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Musculoskeletal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Internet Journal of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
JCR Journal of Clinical Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Musculoskeletal Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Orthopedics & Rheumatology     Open Access  
Journal of Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Modern Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Modern Rheumatology Case Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Musculoskeletal Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
MYOPAIN. A journal of myofascial pain and fibromyalgia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Nature Reviews Rheumatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
OA Arthritis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
OA Inflammation     Open Access  
Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Open Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatology     Open Access  
Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open Rheumatology Journal     Open Access  
Orthopädie & Rheuma     Full-text available via subscription  
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open     Open Access  
Osteologie     Hybrid Journal  
Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia     Open Access  
Pain. Joints. Spine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Reumatismo     Open Access  
Reumatología Clínica (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista Argentina de Reumatología     Open Access  
Revista Colombiana de Reumatologia     Open Access  
Revista Colombiana de Reumatología (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal  
rheuma plus     Hybrid Journal  
Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Rheumatica Acta: Open Access     Open Access  
Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Rheumatology & Autoimmunity     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Rheumatology Advances in Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Rheumatology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Rheumatology International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Rheumatology Practice and Research     Open Access  
RMD Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
The Lancet Rheumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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African Journal of Rheumatology
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ISSN (Print) 2307-2482
Published by African Journals Online Homepage  [261 journals]
  • Opportunities for advancement of African rheumatology and rheumatic
           musculoskeletal diseases on the African continent

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      Authors: A. A. Kalla
      Pages: 1 - 3
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  • Rheumatic disease and malignancy

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      Authors: M. S. Ezzi , M. N. Kubo
      Pages: 4 - 10
      Abstract: Background: A number of rheumatic disorders are associated with an increased risk for various malignancies. The reasons for this risk are not well defined. Furthermore, pharmacologic therapy of rheumatic diseases may increase the risk of malignant disease.
      Objective: The aim of this literature review is to address the various rheumatic diseases and their pharmacologic therapy that are associated with an increased risk of malignancy.
      Data source: The literature review uses medical science based literature published locally and internationally on the risk of malignancy in patients with rheumatological diseases and the use of antirheumatic medications.
      Conclusion: Individual rheumatic diseases are associated with increased risk of particular malignancies. A number of the pharmacologic therapies used for the treatment of rheumatic diseases may increase the risk of malignancy. In these patients who are at risk for cancer related to their autoimmune disease, age- and sex-appropriate screening should be performed, and additional screening may be added based upon the risk factors of an individual patient. Key words: Rheumatic diseases, Cancer, Antirheumatic medication, Malignancy, Screening
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  • Medication prior to rheumatology consultation in a Togolese Teaching
           Hospital

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      Authors: V. E. S. Koffi-Tessio, P. Houzou, K. Kakpovi , C. Dohou, K. C Tagbor , E. Fianyo , S. Oniankitan , A. Atake , O. Oniankitan , M. Mijiyawa
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      Abstract: Objective: To determine the frequency and nature of the medication prior to specialized consultation in rheumatic patients. Design: This was a cross- sectional study of patients admitted for the first time for rheumatology consultation at CHU-SO in Lomé, Togo.
      Methods: The data relating to the medication prior to the consultation were collected by questioning. The diagnosis of the conditions covered by the consultation was based on clinical and para-clinical examinations. Results: Two hundred and eleven patients (151 women and 60 men) with a mean age of 49 years were included in the study. Forty-five patients (21%) were covered by health insurance because of their status as state employees, unlike the other 166 (79%) working in the informal sector. Spinal degenerative pathology (76%), knee osteoarthritis (20%) and tendinitis (10%) were the main diseases observed. One hundred and ninety- five patients(92%) were on medication prior to the rheumatology consultation. Non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (118 cases, 75%) and analgesics (93 cases, 59%) were the most common therapeutic classes that were used. Self-medication was observed in 141 patients (67%) at all levels of education combined. Eighty- four of the 141patients(60%) have used street drugs, and 98 of them (70%) were oriented by word of mouth. General medical practitioners (25%) and medical assistants (19%) were the main prescribers before the rheumatology consultation. Epigastric pain (16 cases) was the main side effect observed. One hundred and forty- four patients (66%) had no idea of the risks of self-medication, added to lack of money by 122 (87%) patients and lack of knowledge of rheumatology by 67 (48%) patients. Conclusion: Self-medication, the frequency of which is known all over the world, is more notable in Africa and in rheumatic diseases where pain is the main symptom and its relief is one of the criteria for evaluating the effect of any therapy. Key words: Self-medication, Rheumatology, Togo, Africa
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  • Profile of cervicobrachial neuralgia among rheumatology patients in
           Lomé, Togo

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      Authors: K. Kakpovi , V. E. S. Koffi-tessio , E. Fianyo , A. Maiga , K.C Tagbor , S. Oniankitan , A. E. Atake , P. Houzou , O. Oniankitan , M. Mijiyawa
      Pages: 15 - 20
      Abstract: Objectives: To determine the frequency and the different clinical forms of cervicobrachial neuralgia in a rheumatological setting in Lomé, Togo.
      Design: This was a cross-sectional multicenter study conducted from January 2012 to December 2018 on the records of patients seen in the three rheumatology units in Lomé, Togo.
      Methods: Patients who reported for consultation purposely because of cervicobrachial neuralgia were included. Diagnosis of the various clinical forms of degenerative cervical spine disease was essentially clinical, whereas radiological imaging findings contributed to the diagnosis of spondylodiscitis and neoplastic disease.
      Results: Cervicobrachial neuralgia was the reason for the clinic visit in 143 (0.69%) out of the 14,346 patients examined over the eight year study period. These 143 patients comprising 84 women (58.74%) and 59 men (41.26%) had a mean age of 53.36±13.33 years. The average time to consultation was two years. Degenerative disease (138 cases,
      96.5%) was the most commonly observed pathology. It included the following clinical forms: cervical osteoarthritis (n=120; 83.91%), cervical myelopathy (n=13; 9.10%) and herniated disc (n=5; 3.49%). Disc degeneration in isolation (60.83%) was the main radiographic finding in patients with degenerative disease. Spondylodiscitis was probably due to tuberculosis in the four patients who had it and two of them were HIV- positive. Bone metastasis from prostate cancer was found in one case.
      Conclusion: Cervicobrachial neuralgia appears to be significant among rheumatology patients in Lomé. It predominantly affects adult women in professional activity. Although
      mainly dominated by degenerative pathology, its aetiologies can also be infectious as well as neoplastic, hence the relevance of modern imaging modalities. Key words: Cervicobrachial neuralgia, Osteoarthritis, Spondylodiscitis, Tumours, Sub-Saharan Africa
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  • Shoulder pain: epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects at Ignace
           Deen National Hospital in Conakry, Guinea

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      Authors: K. Condé , G. O. Carlos , K. Keita , A. S Yaya, F. A. Cissé, A. Cissé
      Pages: 21 - 25
      Abstract: Background: Shoulder pain is a frequent reason for consultation in medicine.
      Objective: To describe the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic characteristics of shoulder pain in the Ignace Deen National Hospital of Conakry, Guinea.
      Design: This was a prospective study of descriptive type with a duration of one year from June 1, 2020 to June 1, 2021.
      Methods: All patients who consulted the Rheumatology and Physical Medicine Department for shoulder pain were included in this study.
      Results: We collected 1561 patients who consulted during the study period, of whom 217 (13.9%) had shoulder pain with an average age of 51.2 years. There was a predominance of women in 114 (52.5%) of the cases with a sex ratio (M/F) of 0.9. Housewives were the most affected 73 (33.7%) of cases. Pain was severe in 41% of patients with a VAS of 7/10. Rotator cuff injuries were the most common in 146 (67%) and the treatment was dominated by the combination of level I and II analgesics in 113 (52%) and physical therapy in 136 (62.7%) of cases.
      Conclusion: Shoulder pain was frequent in the most active segment of the population, with a female predominance. It is often intense and of mechanical type evolving towards chronicity and accompanied by a functional impotence, the treatment remains conservative associated with the taking of analgesic. Key words: Pain, Shoulder, Conakry, Guinea
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  • Knee pain in outpatient at the National Hospital Ignace Deen, Conakry,
           Guinea

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      Authors: C. Kaba , G. O. Carlos , M. L. Touré , A. K. Bah , D. Karinka , F. A Cissé , A. Cissé
      Pages: 26 - 31
      Abstract: Background: Knee pain is a common complaint in primary care.
      Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the profile of knee pain at the Ignace Deen National Hospital (HNID) in Conakry, Guinea.
      Design: This was a two year descriptive prospective study.
      Methods: All patients who had consulted for a knee pain were included.
      Results: Knee pain represented 4.1% of the reasons for consultation. The average age was 53.8 years with extremes of 4 and 88 years. We noted a female predominance at 53.83% with a sex ratio H/F: 0.8. Axial disorders of the lower limbs accounted for 58.6% of knee pain risk factors. The mean intensity of pain (VAS) was 58.2mm with extremes of 20 and 80mm. Standard radiography was the most performed balance (63.4%). Knee osteoarthritis was the most common condition in 50.9% of cases. The level I analgesic treatment was the most prescribed at 69.7%. The average Lequesne index was 6.7 with extremes of 1 and 15.
      Conclusions: Knee pain remains a public health problem, particularly in developing countries. In our study the risk factors were dominated by age, overweight and axial deformities with a female predominance. Knee pain is becoming increasingly important in Guinea. This study has enabled us to identify the various knee pathologies that are most frequent in our context and has the merit of being one of the first studies to describe the profile of knee pain in sub-Saharan Africa. Key words: Knee pain, Knee osteoarthritis, Outpatient, Guinea
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  • Profiles of Sjögren’s syndrome in rheumatologic consultation in
           Guinea

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      Authors: A. B Kamissoko , A. Barry , K. Conde , A. Diop , M. Toure , M. Sanda , M. Traore , O. Oniankitan
      Pages: 32 - 36
      Abstract: Background: Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune epithelitis, characterised by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands, mainly lacrimal and salivary. It is the second autoimmune disease after Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). This connectivitis has not been studied extensively in sub-Saharan Africa.
      Objective: To determine the epidemiological, clinical, paraclinical and therapeutic characteristics of SS in Guinea.
      Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study.
      Methods: The study involved all hospitalised and/or consulted patients in the Rheumatology Department of the Ignace Deen National Hospital, Conakry, Guinea from 1st March 2019 to 31st August 2020. Patients with Sjogren’s syndrome meeting the 2002 AECG criteria were included in the study. Patients were divided according to the presence of primary Sjögren’s syndrome (SSp) or secondary Sjögren’s syndrome (SSs).
      Results: Thirty-one patients recruited, who included 27 (87.1%) women, for a hospital prevalence of 3.9%. The middle age was 53.2 ± 14.6 years. The average diagnostic delay of SS was 6 ± 3.1 years. Clinic manifestations were dominated by ocular and oral sicca syndrome (100%), and arthralgia (77.4%). Neither renal involvement nor cutaneous vasculitis was noted in this study. However, one case of lymphomatous transformation was reported during regular follow-up. The immunological profile showed SSA-positive antibodies in 19.4% of cases and SSB-positive antibodies in 32.3% of cases. Schirmer’s test was positive in 15 (48.4% patients. Labial Salivary Gland Biopsy (LSGB) was contributive in 17 (54.8%) patients, of which eight were at stage 3 of Chisholm and Mason (25.8%) and nine were at stage 4 of Chisholm and Mason (29.0%). SSp was diagnosed in 38.7% of patients against 61.3% with SSs, mainly in a context of RA (78.9%). Therapeutically, all patients received hydroxychloroquine and 74.2% of patients were treated by methotrexate. The ESSPRI score at admission showed unbearable symptoms in most patients and the ESSDAI score showed moderate disease activity in 38.5% of cases.
      Conclusion: Sjögren Syndrome (SS) was frequent in hospital consultations and dominated by secondary SS. More detailed studies would make it possible to better describe all aspects. Key words: Sjögren syndrome, Connectivitis, ESSPRI, ESSDAI, Sub-Saharan Africa, Guinea
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  • Frequency of thyroid dysfunction among rheumatoid arthritis patients at
           the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

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      Authors: M. W. Nderitu , G. O Oyoo , M. Maritim , W. Sigilai
      Pages: 37 - 44
      Abstract: Background: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) affects 0.5-1% of the adult population. A higher prevalence of thyroid dysfunction is observed in patients with RA compared to the general population.
      Objectives: To establish the frequency of thyroid dysfunction among ambulatory RA patients and to describe the association between thyroid dysfunction and the patients’ socio-demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, level of disease activity, and their functional status.
      Design: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study.
      Methods: Adult patients on follow up for RA at the outpatient clinic were sampled. Sociodemographic data was recorded. The Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) scores were computed from examination findings and questionnaires respectively. A venous blood sample was analyzed for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), free triidothyronine (fT3), and free tetraiodothyronine (fT4). This data was analyzed to determine frequencies and associations.
      Results: Seventy-six patients were recruited into the study. Sixty-one participants were female. The mean TSH level was 5.8Miu/L. The frequency of thyroid dysfunction was 47.4%. Overt hypothyroidism was the most common form of thyroid dysfunction at 39.5% while 6.6% had Sick Euthyroid. Majority of the participants, 75%, had low disease activity, mean CDAI was 11.6. Forty-one (53.9%) participants had no disability, mean HAQ was 0.5. Correlations between thyroid dysfunction and advancing age, duration of disease, level of disease activity, and functional disability did not attain statistical significance.
      Conclusion: Thyroid dysfunction is common among patients with RA with no significant association found between thyroid dysfunction socio-demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, level of disease activity, and functional status. Key words: Thyroid dysfunction, Rheumatoid arthritis, Disease activity, Functional disability
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1
       
 
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