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Types of Musculo-Skeletal disorders in elder(2)
3. Rheumatoid Arthritis
4. Polymalagia Arthritis
5. Cervical myleopathy and spinal canal stenosis
7. Low back pain
Polymalagia Arthritis is defined as a condition a common inflammatory rheumatic disease which causes pain, stiffness and tenderness in large muscles, including muscles shoulders and pelvic girdle as a result of the presence of a synovitis in proximal joints and periarticular structures.
1. Dr. Kennedy-Malone LM, and Dr. Enevold GL. at the University of North Carolina School of Nursing in Greensbor, showed that Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a rheumatic condition with pain and stiffness, primarily in the neck, shoulders, hips, and pelvic girdle.(3). The prevalence of polymyalgia rheumatica is approximately 16.8 to 53.7 per 100,000 of the population >50 years of age(5)
2. Hôpital Ballangerstudy in differentiation of crowned dens syndrome were misdiagnosed as polymyalgia rheumatica, giant cell arteritis, meningitis or spondylitis suggested that symptoms of PRA may also include fever, cervical stiffness, headaches and biological inflammatory syndrome(4).
3. Low back pain
Low back pain in patient with Polymalagia Rheumatica may be resulted of affecting predominantly extra-articular synovial structures, causing inflammation of lumbar bursae(5).
4. According to Eleonora Reicher Rheumatology Institute, Warszawa, Poland, Patients with RA may present with symptoms of malaise, fatigue, weight loss and other features suggesting inflammation(5).
5. Dr. Lim SH and Dr. McLeay G. also expressed concerns of the prevalence of PMR with symptoms and signs are often nonspecific in elderly as the syndrome pain and stiffness in the proximal muscles, anorexia, fatigue, depression, weight loss, fever and temporal headache(6).
The cause of PMR is not well understood, but researchers believe it is a result of the abnormal inflammatory activity of inflammatory cells and proteins of the immune system due to the presence of a synovitis in proximal joints and periarticular structures, causes by the following
3. Environmental factors
B.2. Risk factors
Patient carrying gene of rs20541 (R130Q) polymorphism in the IL-13 gene is showed to have an increased risk of Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR)(18). In elder, genetic abnomality of IL1RN polymorphism is also an risk factor for the disease but not associated to PMR severity(19), according Universidad de Cantabria. The influence of persistence high levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6)(Proinflammatory cytokines) also elevated the risk of PMR (20).
If you are over 50 years of age, you are at increased risk of Polymalagia Arthritis (PMR)(21), as a result of age-related chronic inflammatory conditions in increased effector functions of phagocytes, chemotaxis, phagocytosis, and oxidative burst as well as reduced immunity(22). In support to the above, the Slovak Academy of Sciences study suggested that patient with Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR) are found to have low levels of cortisol, during ongoing inflammation, decreased levels of adrenal androgens which is an expression in aging population(23)
Diet plays an important in reduced and increased risk of PMR, depending to specific dietary components. Intake of red meat and certain dietary components have shown to predict the onset of Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR) depending to influential risk from other lifestyle causes(24).
4. Geographical and temporal differences
People who live in ceratain Geographical and temporal areas are susceptible to increased risk of Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR). Dr Cimmino MA and Zaccaria A said," Epidemiological studies have helped to unravel the etiopathogenic factors at work in PMR/GCA,... the incidence of PMR varies between 12.7/100,000 in Italy and 112.6/100,000 in Norway"(25).
One of most additive form of human life style of thousands of year has found to causes many types of deathly cancer and viarity of chronic inflammatory diseases, including Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR)(25). According to the Kameda Medical Center, reviewed of review of patients with RS3PE and PMR treated in a community-based hospital between January 2000 and December 2009, smiking is the leading causes of PMR with the effective rate of 39%(26).
Dr. Harrison BJ and the research team at the University of Manchester, insisted that Cigarette smoking is known to increase rheumatoid factor (RF) and nodule formation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the early inflammatory polyarthritis (28).
According to the review of records of 163 cases of PMR and/or TA diagnosed over a 15 year period,
if you are women, you are at increased risk to develop Polymalagia Arthritis with severity of inflammatory response(29). Dr. Dejaco C, the leading researcher at the jopint study said,"Among prognostic factors, female sex, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and peripheral arthritis were associated in some studies with a higher relapse risk"(30).
Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR) is one of most common rheumatic diseases in Asian popilation specially in China and Singapore, according to Singapore General Hospital(31) and Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases (32) but The prevalence of rheumatic complaints varied with the locality surveyed(32)
Some researchers also suggested that increased levels of Procalcitonin (PCT) as an early marker of bacterial infection in patients diagnosed during the 2002-06 period randomly selected.may be correlated with inflammation status of the early onset of PMR as well as sun exposure, and nulliparity(27).
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), a relatively common rheumatic disease, particularly in the elderly effecting the medium and large arteries causes of stroke(35). According to Taipei Medical University, PMR was associated with a significantly higher risk of stroke in the three-year follow-up period, in a study included 781 patients with PMR from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database between 2001 and 2005(37).
Cervical interspinous bursitis, an active inflammatory involvement of cervical bursae is likely to cause discomfort in the neck of patients(41) and also a frequent finding in the lumbar spine of patients with PMR(42). Although it is not associated with clinical symptoms, it has been found to associate to the spinal pain reported by the patients(42).
Diseases associated with Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR)
1. Giant cell arteritis
Giant cell arteritis shares many similarities with Polymyalgia rheumatica, according to the statistics
Patient with Giant cell arteritis is associated to 50% higher risk of polymyalgia rheumatica. On the other hand, there are 20% risk of development of Giant cell arteritis in patient polymyalgia, rheumatica. But the clinical manifestations, the relationship between GCA and PMR is not yet clearly established(48).
Medication and therapies used for treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica are also found effectively for giant cell arteritis as well, including Corticosteroids and anti-interleukin-6 receptor therapy(50).
2. Autoimmune thyroid disease and thyroid diseases
Autoimmune thyroid disease is defined as a condition in which the immune system wrongly viewed the thyroid gland and hormones produced as a foreign substances, thereby, producing antibodies to destroy them. In a study of 250 patients with autoimmune thyroid disease, seven (2.8%) were found to have polymyalgia rheumatica. Female patient with age over 60 are found to have an increased risk of over 9.3% (49). Autoimmune thyroiditis is often related to Rheumatoid Arthritis due to other non-specific autoimmune organ diseases(51)
Besides cancer and heart diseases, stroke is the third leading cause of death. Approximate 1/4 of all stroke victims die as a direct result of the stroke or it's complications. The study of a total of 781 patients with PMR from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database between 2001 and 2005, patients with PMR are associated to an increased of stroke in comparison to controls(53).
Dr,.Hernández-Rodríguez J and the research team at the University of Barcelona suggested that Patients with GCA with apparently isolated PMR have a significant risk of developing ischemic complication(54).
4. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
The prevalence of upper gastrointestinal (GI) diseases is increasing in subjects aged 65 years and over. Pathophysiological changes in esophageal functions that occur with aging may, at least in part, be responsible for the high prevalence of the disease. Use of medication of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are found to reduced risk of GERD in patient with polymyalgia rheumatica(55) in comparison to those without.
Patient with Polymyalgia rheumatica, the most common inflammatory rheumatologic conditions in older adults are associated with an excess risk of vascular disease in comparison to the onset of vascular event in patients with and without polymyalgia rheumatica(59). Dr. Warrington KJ and the research team at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester said. "Patients with PMR appear to have an increased risk of PAD" in an inception cohort of all Olmsted County, Minnesota residents diagnosed with PMR between 1 January 1970 and 31 December 1999(60).
7. Renal function impairment
Renal function impairment may associate rarely to patient with Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR). Only a few cases of AA amyloidosis secondary to PMR have been described in the literary data bases,according to the King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust(61). Dr. Escribá A and the research team at the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, also expressed concerns of several cases of systemic amyloidosis associated with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) caused by massive amyloid deposition(62).
The Most common complications for people with Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR)
1. Ischemic complications
Patient with Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR) are found to have an lower risk of developing ischemic events, according to University of Barcelona(63). Dr. Narváez J and the research team at the joint study lead by Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge-IDIBELL said," Patients with GCA presenting with apparently isolated PMR have a significant risk of developing transient or permanent disease-related ischemic complications" and "these complications occurred in 50% of the cases"(64). Some patient of PMR with thrombocytosis also are found to at greatest risk for the development of stroke as well(65).
2. Vascular events
DR. Staud R. said," Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica had a 2.6-fold increased risk for vascular events at a median 7.8 y"(66). Youngest age groups patient with Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR) are associated to the greatest risk of vascular events in comparison to other age group(67).
4. Shoulder inflammation
One of the complication of rheumatic disease, including Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR) may often be delayed or missed in diagnosis, leading to improper treatment, the Sourasky Medical Center suggested(72). Dr. Mäenpää HM and the research team at the Rheumatism Foundation Hospital said,"a patient with rheumatic disease experiences sudden and unexplained pain localised in the forefoot, above the ankle, below the knee, or in the pelvis, a stress fracture should be suspected"(73).
Patient with Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR) are found to be susceptible to the complications of infectious diseases, such as Chronic Epstein-Barr virus infection(74), Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection(75),........
There is no specific test to diagnose polymyalgia rheumatica. If you are over age of 60 with some of the symptoms mentioned above without joint swelling, Joint tenderness, decreased range of motion in joints, Visible joint damage, etc., you may be already on the early onset of Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR)
Dr. Loeslie V said, ..." diagnosis of rheumatologic disorders in the elderly is often complicated " (due to) "clinician’s inability to differentiate among similar manifestations of rheumatologic disorders, the presence of comorbid conditions, and symptoms attributed simply to aging"(76).
1. Blood test
a. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is the blood test to exam the red blood cells in a test tube. he higher the ESR value is an indication of inflammation. Requisite indication of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)>40 mm/h is considered an important for the diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)(78). Error reading may occur, normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) reading has found to presence to approximately one-fifth of all PMR patients, more commonly in men(77). A patient with PMR with an ESR lower than 40 mm/h is rare but has happened to men of that represent a clinically less severe than the classic form of PMR(78).
b. C-reactive protein (CRP)
Blood test measures the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) produced by the liver in response to an injury or infection and people with polymyalgia rheumatic.Patient with PMR are associated to elevation of levels of both erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP)(79).
c. Blood test for thrombocytes
Patient with polymyalgia rheumatica have an unusually high number of thrombocytosis. On the other hand, People with anemic polymyalgia rheumatica have a lower number of red blood cells than normal. The associated of thrombocytosis acted as an inflammation parameter to rheumatic diseases such as Rheumatic Polymyalgia is found to be correlated to disease activity(81)
d. Rheumatoid factor (RF)
RF is an antibody, a protein made by the immune system presented in the blood of people with rheumatoid arthritis, but not in the blood of people with polymyalgia rheumatica(82).
Polymyalgia rheumatica is often associated with giant cell arteritis with biopsy by taking a small sample from the scalp artery in the emporal artery and examined under a microscope in a laboratory(83). The biopsy would be helpful to rule the presence of giant cell arteritis through observation of abnormal cells in the artery walls
The Southend University Hospital diagnosed criteria of PMR include "patients ≥50 years old presenting with bilateral shoulder pain, not better explained by an alternative pathology, can be classified as having PMR in the presence of morning stiffness >45 minutes, elevated C-reactive protein and/or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and new hip pain"(80).
The Misdiagnosis and delay diagnosis
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a very painful inflammatory disease, affecting the shoulder region and the pelvic girdle region in people over 50 year of age. But according to Dr, Talke M and Dr. Schmidt WA. said" the misdiganosis is common, .....taking a structured medical history and performing a thorough clinical examination are crucial" and "patient with elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels should be investigated particularly in patients who present with new onset bilateral shoulder pain and pronounced general impairment of movement"(84).
Calcifying tendinitis is disease characterized by a building-up of calcium in the rotator cuff (calcific deposit) in some case may be misdianosed as PMR(87).
Bursitis is an inflammation of a bursa of the knee, elbow or shoulder in some cases may be misdiagnosed as PMR(87). According to Asklepios Clinic, in the investigation of 54 consecutive patients with recent-onset PMR, over 30% with Subdeltoid bursitis(89).
5. Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases, found most often in the people age of 50 and over may be misdiagnosed as PMR(87). According to the Università di Pavia, the percentage of patient diagnosed with RA and PMR often change in first and during follow up diagnosis(90) due to like onset of patient with PMR.
The Do and do not’s list
What to avoid may be the first question of people who are age of 50 and over and concern that they may be in stage of developing the disease. Other people may want to know what they can do to protect themselves against the early onset.
Dr. Li Z and the research team at the Jilin University showed that ω3-polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω3-PUFAs) not only have beneficial effects on cardiovascular function but also promoted the docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in reduced inflammation(93).
2. Increasing the ratio of (n-3) : (n-6) PUFA
The industrial elocution induced Western style diet in over consumption of ω6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) over many decades has been found to distort the ratio of ω3:ω6 fatty acids, one of the leading cause of chronic inflammatory diseases, including Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR)(92).
Increased ratio of (n-6) : (n-3) PUFA are found to promote chronic inflammatory diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), cardiovascular disease, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease (AD)(95).
3. Increase intake of fruit and vegetable
Consumption of fruit and vegetable is found to associate in reduced the over expression of inflammation and oxidative stress of that have found to induced chronic inflammatory diseases risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, etc,...(96)
3. Avoid high glycemic index diets
High glycemic index diets with low fiber content are rich in trans fat has showed to induce over activation of the immune system, leading to excessive production of pro-inflammatory cytokines of that promoting inflammatory diseases(98).
4. Reduced intake of pro inflammatory foods, such as sugar, dairy products, red meat and processed, meat, alcohol, artificial ingredients, refined products, etc,.... According to the study by University of Hertfordshire Over consumption of fat content, especially from saturated fat, and cholesterol and reduced the intake of whole-grain foods, fruits, and vegetables, accompanied with the high amount of sugar, dairy products, red meat and processed, meat, alcohol, artificial ingredients, refined products, etc. in Western diet is found to be the leading causes of metabolic syndrome(99) of which induced risk of chronic inflammatory diseases(100).
5. Increase in take of anti inflammatory foods, such as fresh vegetables and fruits, seeds and sprouts whole grain, fish, turkey, chicken, legumes, etc(98).
6. Stop smoking
Smoking are associated with 39% of risk of Polymyalgia Rheumatica(101), according to the study of 28 patients with RS3PE and 123 with pure PMR by the Kameda Medical Center.
7. Moderate exercise
Moderate exercise enhances immune function in fighting against inflammation and and reduced inflammatory (interleukin-6 [IL-6], C-reactive protein [CRP]) markers of that attenuate to risk of
Dietary consumption plays an important part in reduce or increase risk of chronic inflammatory diseases. A typical American diet with high amount of red meat, fat and trans fat, processed, meat, artificial ingredients, refined products are associated to promote the expression of pro inflammatory cytokines, leading to all kinds of diseases including chronic inflammatory, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
1. Organic Soy
Dietary rich in organic soy gas been found to associate to decreased risk of chronic inflammatory diseases through attenuation of inflammatory marker such as C-reactive protein (CRP) of which related to risk of Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR)(103).
Dr. Nasca MM and the the research team at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggested, Soy nuts were associated with a trend toward reduction in C-reactive protein in normotensive women, improved over all inflammatory process(104).
2. Green tea
Green tea contains more amount of antioxidants than any drinks or food with the same volume, and is the leaves of Camellia sinensis, undergone minimal oxidation during processing, originated from China. Green tea has been a precious drink in traditional Chinese culture and used exceptional in socialization for more than 4000 thousand years. Because of their health benefits, they have been cultivated for commercial purposes all over the world.
Green tea polyphenols (GTP) has an effectiveness against chronic inflammation through attenuating the deterioration of bone microarchitecture, according to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, in animal study(105).
Decaffeinated dreen tea also expressed the immunomodulatory effects through enhanceing the immune system against inflammatory disease in rainbow trout(107).
3. Olive oil
Olive is belongs to the the family Oleaceae, native to the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean Basin and south end of the Caspian Sea. Its fruit, is also called the olive and the source of olive oil.
Consumption of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has been found to decrease joint edema, cell migration, cartilage degradation and bone erosion throguh attenuate the levels of proinflammatory cytokines and prostaglandin E2(108). according jopint study by the University of Seville.
Salmon with rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is necessary to reduce risk of expressionless of markers of inflammation to attenuate the inflammatory response of the immune system, according to the study by the Tufts University(111).
5. Circuit fruits
Circuit fruit contain high amount of Quercetin which can reduce the risk of chronic inflammatory diseases as a result of anti inflammatory(113) and antioxidant effects(114).
1. Polyphenols(-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)(Green tea)
Polyphenols(-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has showed to process anti viral and bacterial effects through immune expression such as chronic or acute inflammation(115). Dr. Xiao J and the research team at the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology suggested, pure extract of (-) epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) inhibited inflammatory effects through its antioxidant activities against oxidative stress and down regulated pro-inflammatory markers(116).
According to the Universitat de Girona (UdG), Polyphenols(-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) also showed to reduce pain in attenuate the alterations by diminishing apoptotic gene overexpression in skeletal muscles(117)
Curcumin, a phytochemical found in turmeric used in the Indian cooking recipe has found to process the antioxidants and anti inflammatory effects, epidemiologically.
The phytochemical also showed to inhibited muscle pain, muscle damage, inflammation and delayed onset muscle soreness, the SportsMed Canterbury study suggested.(118), through attenuate the inflammatory responses and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that sustain both inflammation and oxidative stress(119).
Resveratrol (RES), a well-known antioxidant and anti-inflammatorycompound, is abundant in red wine and exerts numerous pharmacological effects, including hepatoprotection and cadioprotection(121). According to the University of Arizona study, resveratrol facilitated acute and chronic pain through activation of AMPK, the enzyme played a key role as a master regulator of cellular energy homeostasis(122).
4. Boswellic acid
Gum-resin extracts of Boswellia serrata have been traditionally used in folk medicine for centuries to treat various chronic inflammatory diseases. recent study showed that the acid are also responsible for inhibition of pro-inflammatory enzymes(123). Dr Bishnoi M and the research team at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the phytochemical also may help to reduce the therapeutic doses of conventional NSAIDs and also reduce side effects when used conjunction with nimesulide(124).
Cucurbitacins found in the common pumpkins and gourds has found to process anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity in redued pain through inhibition of the neurogenic (first phase) and inflammatory phase (second phase) of formalin-induced pain(125). The phytochemical also showed to inhibit pain caused by chronic rheumatic disease through anti pro inflammayory cytokine activity(126).
Free radicals are atoms, molecules, or ions with unpaired electrons through chemical bonds with other atoms or molecules during a chemical reaction. They may have positive, negative or zero charge.
1. Immune system and functioning (Free radical scavengers)
Free Radicals play an important role in the function of the Immune System. The immune system produces free radicals to kill foreign microbes(176, 127)(177,128), but the production of free radical sometime can be excessive, leading to formation of a large number of free radicals(178,129)(179,130). The domino effects have shown to induce many chronic illness, such as cancers(179,130).
a. Vitamin A
vitamin A plays an essential roles in enhancing a broad range of immune processes, including white blood cells activation and proliferation(180,132)of T-helper-cell differentiation, the production of specific antibody in regulation of the immune response(182,133).
b. Vitamin C
Due to recent promotion of western diet in some developed country, deficiencies of micronutrients are emerging as the limiting factors in ensuring children's optimal health, according Bayer Consumer Care Ltd(134). Deficiency of vitamin C and zinc in fact, interfere with normal children's growth and development(134). Researchers found that vitamin C raised the concentration in the blood of total immunoglobulin(183,135) in promotion of the ability of antibodies and phagocytic cells to clear pathogens(184,136).
c. Vitamin D
Deficiency of vitamin D is found to associate to nonspecific musculoskeletal pain. According to Maccabi Healthcare Services, improvement of levels of 25OHD reduced Polymyalgia pain induced by the use of statins(131).
c. Vitamin E
According to Dr. Moriguchi S and Dr. Muraga M., vitamin E plays an essential role in enhanced immunity especially in cellular immunity with aging(137). Deficiency of vitamin E is found to induces the decreased differentiation of immature T cells associated to the increased infectious diseases and the incidence of tumors(137)
Zinc, having a regulatory role in the immune system, as a antioxidant is essential mineral improved immune system by enhancing the proper function of T and B cells(188,138) which belong to a group of white blood cells known as lymphocytes, in fighting against damaging free radicals(190,139).
2. Antioxidants and inflammation
Diet included vitamin E significantly reduce the levels of inflammation by analyzing the pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines in the blood serum(193,140).
a. Glucosamine and chondroitin
b DLPA (dl- phenylalanine)
DLPA, a mixture of D-Phenylalanine and L-Phenylalanine, is a nutritional supplement amino acid(196,143). Taltirelin, a thyrotropin-releasing hormone analog, showed effectively to relieve inflammatory persistent pain through iots antiallodynic action(144).
c. Methylsulfonylmethane, also known DMSO2 is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2SO2 showed to exhibit anti inflammatory effects in attenuated production of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS)(145).
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of Fifty men and women, 40-76 years of age MSM (3g twice a day) improved symptoms of pain and physical function during the short intervention without major adverse events, after 12 weeks(199,146)(200,147).
A. In conventional medicine perspective
A.1. Non Medication
Leucine-rich milk and whey proteins may be a potential treatment of age related loss of muscle mass and strength, according to the study of Douglas Paddon-Jones and Dr. Blake B. Rasmussen(150). Other in a A randomized double blind crossover trial, suggested that exercise and amino acid supplementation (AAS) together may be effective in enhancing not only muscle strength, but also combined variables of muscle mass and walking speed and of muscle mass and strength in sarcopenic women(151).
1. Tocilizumab (TCZ)
1.1. The effectiveness
Tocilizumab (TCZ),the first humanized anti proinflammatory agent in the interleukin-6 receptor-
inhibiting monoclonal antibody developed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, may also be efectively for treatment of PMR(152) becauses of its significant improvement of the patient's clinical and biochemical PMR activity(152).
In the study to assess the outcomes of 10 patients with relapsing/refractory GCA, TAK, or PMR treated with tocilizumab (TCZ), found that TCZ led to clinical and serological improvement in patients with PMR, through reduced symptoms of disease activity, inflammatory markers(153).
2.2. The adverse effects are not limit to
c. Allergic effects, such as rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing, etc.
d. Skin changes
e. Tiredness or weakness
2. Corticosteroids [CS] and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs [NSAIDs])
2.1. Corticosteroids, a drug, a common presentation in primary care, and non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (sometimes also referred to as traditional NSAIDs or tNSAIDs) are the first choice of treating of Polymalagia Arthritis, but the use of CS and NSAIDs in the treatment of PMR is associated with important long-term morbidity, according to Gabriel SE, Sunku J, Salvarani C.(154).
The total of 176 patients in whom polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) or giant cell arteritis (GCA) diagnosed between 1968 and 1980 study, treated with corticosteroids, showed no patient suffered a serious disease complication after starting treatment. Regular follow-up enabled the minimum effective corticosteroid dose to be used. Complications of treatment were infrequent(155).
2.2. The adverse effects ate not limit to
a. Corticosteroids [CS]
a.1. Corticosteroid withdrawal syndrome
a.3. Insulin resistance
a.4. Diabetes mellitus
NSAIDs may cause large intestinal ulcers, bleeding, and perforationoccasionally(156), mostly in duodenum of which represent a range of asymptomatic pathologies but some are life threatening(156).The use of the medication are also found to induce important long-term morbidity(157).
Garlic (Allium sativum) is a species in the onion genus, belongings to family Amaryllidaceae, native to central Asia, used popularly in traditional and Chinese medicine to treat common cold and flu, strengthen immunity, etc.... Recent studies also showed that garlic exhibits its anti-inflammatory effects against chronic inflammatory disease(160) through regulation of production of NO and pro-inflammatory cytokines and other mechanisms(161).
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) or ginger root is the genus Zingiber, belongings to the family Zingiberaceae, native to Tamil, used in traditional and Chinese medicine to treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Recent study showed that ginger expressed its anti inflammatory effects through its mediators within the complexity of antioxidant activity(162).
According to the joint study of the Tshwane University of Technology, ginger's phytochemicals beside expressed its effects on anti-inflammation, it also exhibited a host of biological activities, ranging from anticancer, anti-oxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-allergic to various central nervous system activities(163).
Turmeric is a perennial plant in the genus Curcuma, belongings to the family Zingiberaceae, native to tropical South Asia. The herb has been used in traditional medicine as anti-oxidant, anti inflammations, etc. agent. Epidemiological studies also found that the efficacy of turmeric for treatment for low grade inflammatory diseases(164) through its anti inflammatory(165), antioxidant(165) and immunmodulatory activities.
1.4. Green tea
Green tea contains more amount of antioxidants than any drinks or food with the same volume, and is the leaves of Camellia sinensis, undergone minimal oxidation during processing, originated from China. Green tea has been a precious drink in traditional Chinese culture and used exceptional in socialization for more than 4000 thousand years. Because of their health benefits, green tea has been cultivated for commercial purposes all over the world. Epidemiological studies suggested that green tea improved chronic inflammatory diseases through its anti proinflammatory cytokines(166) and
its antioxidant(168), anti inflammatory(167) and immune modulatory(169) activities.
Salmon is the common name for Salmonidae. They are anadromous, born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then travel thousands of miles in the deep sea cold water throughout their life cycle and within to five years returning to the exacted location where they were born to reproduce and die.
2. Omega-3 fatty acids
3. B vitamins
4. Vitamin D
is a potent antioxidant that stimulates the development of healthy fish nervous systems and enhances the fish's fertility and growth rate.
Use of salmon calcitonin, a hormone produced by the thyroid gland of salmon or a synthetic polypeptide of the same sequence found in salmon(360, 170) has shown to reduce PMR complications. Dr. Ryan SM and the research team at the Dublin Institute of Technology, suggested that salmon calcitonin may also portent for treatment of inflammatory arthritis through activation of the DNA expression of of steroid-thyroid hormone-retinoid receptor and tissue remodeling and degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM) of collagens, elastins, gelatin, matrix glycoproteins, and proteoglycan(172).
A randomized controlled trial of salmon calcitonin attenuate bone loss in corticosteroid-treated temporal arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica patients by reducing the incidence of vertebral fracture of 12.5%, with four fractures in the first year and one fracture in the subsequent year(171).
In Fact, salmon calcitonin has also been used to reduce pain in patient with inflammatory arthritis diseases, including patient with osteoporotic vertebral crush fractures(173) and spinal pain(174).. through its analgesic effect , a prospective double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical study insisted
Olive is belongs to the the family Oleaceae, native to the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean Basin and south end of the Caspian Sea. Its fruit, is also called the olive and the source of olive oil.
Olive Oil: Fat Content
1. Saturated fats
a. Palmitic acid
b. Stearic acid
c. Arachidic acid
d. ehenic acid
e. Myristic acid
f. Lignoceric acid
2. Unsaturated fat3. Monounsaturated fats
a. Oleic acid
b. Palmitoleic acid
3. Polyunsaturated fats
a. Linoleic acid
b. Linolenic acid
Monounsaturated fatty acids found abundantly in olive oil, may be beneficiary for reduced inflammation and induced antioxidation(362,175).
In a pilot double-blinded, randomized, clinical trial of topical virgin olive oil versus piroxicam gel in osteoarthritis of the knee, conducted by Ardabil University of Medical Science, researchers showed use of olive oil in the experiment is more effective than medical gel for knee osteoarthritis, probably due to its phytochemiocals oleuropein and hydroxy tyroso(364,176).
Its omega-3 fatty acids component is also found to attenuate several inflammatory and degenerative diseases, through the expression of anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties(177) of that may be potential effect for treatment of PMR, a low chronic inflammatory disease.
Certain minerals and vitamin such as magnesium, selenium, copper and vitamin D may be a good sources of pain reliever according to the studies(325,180). According to the randomized to four double-blinded treatments for 12 weeks by Minnesota Applied Research Center, Glucosamine sulfate (1500 mg/d), Aquamin (2400 mg/d) and Combined treatment composed of Glucosamine sulfate (1500 mg/d) have shown effectively in improvements in symptoms of pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis(315,181).
Magnesium sulfate has shown to relieve pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC)(182) and neuropathic pain(183).
Selenium therapy have shown to associate to pain reduction, according to study by Fourth Military Medical University(186).
Used topical Copper-salicylate gel has shown to relief pain for patients with the hip or knee osteoarthritis with side effects of skin rashes(330,189).
Other topical Cu-Indo gel has shown effectively against joint inflammation in the MIA-treated rat model of osteoarthritis(332,190).
Deficiency of copper is found to associate with inflammation, oxidative Stress, and metabolic variables in adults, according to the 2008 American Society for Nutrition publication(191).
Herbal medicine from different cultures have been found effectively in reduced symptoms and treatment for patient with Polymyalagia Arthritis (Rheumatica), including
Comfrey is a perennial Plant in the genus of Symphytum, belongings to the family Boraginaceae, native to Europe, used in herbal and traditional medicine to ease excessive bleeding or on open wounds, relief pain and swollen, treat circulation issues, reduce cholesterol, etc. According to Merck Selbstmedikation GmbH, in the searching of the literature of multiple randomized controlled trials suggested that topical comfrey treatment significantly reduce pain, inflammation and swelling of muscles and joints in degenerative arthritis, acute myalgia in the back, sprains, contusions and strains after sports injuries and accidents, also in children aged 3 or 4 and over(194)
Dr. Staiger C said, "Comfrey root extract has been used for the topical treatment of painful muscle and joint complaints. It is clinically proven to relieve pain, inflammation and swelling of muscles and joints in the case of degenerative arthritis, acute myalgia in the back, sprains"(195).
Furthermore, the Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucur study in the investigation of the efficacy of comfrey expressed the promising result in control the inflammatory process and to induce collagen deposition at 8% concentration(196).
Devil's claw also known as wood spider, is a plant of genus Harpagophytum in the family of Pedaliaceae, native to South Africa.The plant has been used as herb in traditional and herbal medicine to treat fever, rheumatoid arthritis, skin, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach and kidneys conditions, etc. Because of its strongly anti inflammatory activities, the herb may be used to treat inflammatory rheumatic disease, causing pain, stiffness and tenderness in large muscles. According to University Hospital Zurich, Extracts of devil's claw inhibited a wide range of proinflammatory mediators(199) which are important in the pathophysiology of inflammatory rheumatic disease(197).
Valerian is a perennial flowering plant, in the genus Valeriana, belongings to the family Valerianaceae, native to Europe and parts of Asia used in traditional herbal medicine as a sedative and relaxing agent and to treat the liver, the urinary tract, the digestive tract problem, nerve conditions, etc.,...According to the University of Peshawar, Valerian expressed anti inflammatory effect on the acute and chronic phase inflammation models in male Wistar rats, on dose dependant manner(202), particular in crude extract at a dose of 200 mg/kg at all observed durations(203).
In the trail of total of 78 patients (39 willow bark extract, 39 placebo),. researcher sat the Universität Tübinge showed that Willow bark extract reduces pain, stiffness and improve physical function
(205), particular, pain reduction in short and long term usage for patients suffering from musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)(206).
Sting Nettle is a flower plant in the genus Urtica, belonging tothe family Urticaceae, native to Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America.The herb has been used in traditional medicine as diuretic and laxative agent and to treat diarrhea and urinary disorders, to relieve pain, treat arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, etc. The potent herbal medicine may be used for relive pain, especially in inflammatory rheumatic disease(207). According to the University of California, extract of Urtica dioica (the stinging nettle) prepared using accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) involving water may be used for treatment of diseases associated to inflammatory disorders as the portion displayed significant anti-inflammatory activity through inhibited the pro inflammatory pathways(208).
6. Green Tea
Green tea has been a precious drink in traditional Chinese culture and used exceptional in socialization for more than 4000 thousand years.
In vascular inflammation, the phytochemical EGCG also regulated the overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in inhibition of inflammatory rheumatic activity(210).
Turmeric, a cooking spice used in many culture in South East Asian, especially in India, also has been used as herbal medicine over thousands of year as anti-oxidant, hypoglycemic, colorant, antiseptic, wound healing agent, and to treat flatulence, bloating, and appetite loss, ulcers, eczema, inflammations, etc.(457,214).
Curcumin (Cur) and bisdemethoxycurcumin (BDMC), extracted from Curcuma longa slow osteoarthritis progression against bone turn over through the stimulation of interleukin (IL)-1β , downregulate the expression of inflammatory markers on osteoblasts(459,216).
The joint study St. Louis University School of Medicine and University of Nebraska Medical Center in review of research at the laboratory, translational and clinical levels data found that most the studies and trails supports the use of curcumin for various musculoskeletal disorders, including osteoarthritis, Polymyalagia Arthritis (Rheumatica),.....(458, 215).
Cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa), the very common herbal medicine, has been used in traditional medicine over two thousand years as a tonic, contraceptive, anti-inflammatory and infectious agent, and to treat diarrhea, rheumatic disorders, acne, diabetes, cancer and diseases of the urinary tract, etc.(462,218).
Recently, according to the study by Case Western Reserve University, herbal and amino acid mixture containing extract of the Uncaria tomentosa, may be potentially useful as a new adjunct therapeutic/preventive agent for Arthritis or injury recovery effectively, due to its anti inflammatory(464,219) and chondroprotective activities, in up-regulation of ACAN and COL2A1 expression in IL-1β-stimulated and inhibiting the activation of nuclear factor (NF)-kB in human OA chondrocytes(463,220) as well as reducing of pro-inflammatory mediators and effectors(464,221).
The Facultad de Medicina, in the comparison of the species U guianensis and U tomentosa, found that both herbal medicine are effective in treatment of arthritis, probably through its anti-inflammatory properties in inhibited TNFalpha and PGE2 production(465,222).
Bromelain, a group of protein digesting enzymes found in pineapples (Ananas comosus) has been used in traditional medicine as inflammatory agent and to treat pains, strains, and muscle aches and pains and ease back pain and chronic joint pain, skin diseases, etc.(467,223). The herbal medicine may be used as valuable and safe alternative to NSAIDs in patients suffering acute and chronic Arthritis from degenerative joint diseases due to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects(468,224).
Dr. Brien S and the research team in the study of the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties in patient with arthritis said that more studies and trials are necessary to trials to establish the efficacy and optimum dosage for bromelain as a safer alternative or adjunctive treatment for arthritis(470,226).
Boswellia serrata used as incense in religious and cultural ceremonies and in medicine over thousands of year may be the potential source for treatment of osteoarthritis due to its anti inflammatory(472,227), anti-arthritic and analgesic activity activity(473,228) in decreased knee pain, increased knee flexion and increased walking distance(473,228).
Gingko is also known as Ginkgo biloba, one of the oldest herbal medicine in human medical history, used in traditional herbal medicine in treating impotence, memory loss,respiratory diseases, circulatory disorders,,...(477,230).
11. Dan Shen
Dan Shen with the pharmaceutical name of Radix Salvia miltiorrhizae, is a bitter and slightly cold herb, used mainly in traditional Chinese medicine for tonifying blood(494,236), such as getting rid of clot blood, invigorate blood, breakup blood stasis,... through its effects on liver and heart meridians.
According to Veterinary Herbal Medicine By Susan G. Wynn, Barbara Fougère, page 349. Dan Shen induced formation of dense callus and increased activity of osteoblasts of which enhanced the improvement of bone heeling(492,237). Certain studies found in Dan Shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) in Medicine: Volume 2. Pharmacology ..., Volume 2 edited by Xijun Yan also supported the use of Dan Shen injection for treatment of arthritis because of its anti inflammatory effect(493,238).
B.2.2. Herbal and traditional Chinese medicine formulas
1. Phytodolor (STW 1)
Phytodolor, a fixed herbal formulation containing alcoholic extracts of aspen leaves and bark (Populus tremula), common ash bark (Fraxinus excelsior), and golden rod herb (Solidago virgaurea), has been used for treatment in painful inflammatory or degenerative rheumatic diseases(483,239), probably due to its antiinflammatory, antioedematous, antioxidative and analgesic properties(483,239).
According to the University Hospital Zurich, in the review of the data base of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), STW1 can be used as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in relieving pain in patient with musculoskeletal disorders, including Rheumatica(484,240). DR. Gundermann KJ and Dr., Müller J. in the study of painful inflammatory or degenerative rheumatic diseases, said" Phytodolor (STW 1) is a reasonable alternative to NSAIDs and to cyclooxygenase(COX)-2-inhibitors such as rofecoxib"(483,239) and "STW 1 has a high drug safety"(483,239) with little side effects(486, 241).
Reumalex, is a herbal medicine formula containing 100 mg White Willow bark, 40 mg, Guaiacum Resin BHP, 35 mg Black Cohosh, 25 mg Extract of Sarsparilla and 17 mg Extract of Poplar Bark. In a 2 months without cross-over study, in 82 subjects with chronic arthritic pain, Dr. Mills SY and the research team at the University of Exeter showed that Reumalex, the herbal medicine improved the pain symptoms through its mild analgesic effect(487,243).
4 Huo-Luo-Xiao-Ling (HLXL) Dan
Huo-Luo-Xiao-Ling (HLXL) Dan is a Chinese herbal formula containing Ru Xiang (Boswellia carterii Birdw.), Mo Yao (Commiphora myrrha Engl.), Dang Gui (Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels) and Dan Shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge), used over thousands of year in Chinese history for treatment in alleviating pain caused rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory disorders(505,248)(508,249). On a Phase II clinical trial at Kernan Hospital of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the herbal formula moderately inhibited hyperanalgesic (severe pain killing)(508,248) with no side effect in comparison to placebo(506,250).
SI Miao Fang is a herbal formula comprised of Phellodendri Chines Cortex, Atractylodis rhizoma, Coicis Semen, and Achyranthis bidentatae Radix used in traditional Chinese medicine for pain relief, due to inflammation and and analgesics(509,251), through its interferes with secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and inflammatory mediators(512,252).
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