The Latest Clinical Articles in Rheumatology

1Bone mineral density and carotid atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: A controlled cross-sectional studyArthritis Research & Therapy, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
2The ability of systemic biochemical markers to reflect presence, incidence, and progression of early-stage radiographic knee and hip osteoarthritis: Data from CHECKOsteoarthritis and Cartilage , March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
3Monocyte CD64 expression as a novel biomarker for the disease activity of systemic lupus erythematosusLupus, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
4Suicidal ideation among patients with Behçet's syndromeClinical and Experimental Rheumatology Online, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
5Gout after living kidney donation: A matched cohort studyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
6Physical therapies in the management of osteoarthritis: Current state of the evidenceCurrent Opinion in Rheumatology, March 30, 2015  Review Article
7The impact of co-morbidity on health-related quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patientsClinical and Experimental Rheumatology Online, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
8Increased serum alkaline phosphatase levels correlate with high disease activity and low bone mineral density in patients with axial spondyloarthritisSeminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
9New pathogenic insights into rheumatoid arthritisCurrent Opinion in Rheumatology, March 30, 2015  Review Article
10An external validation study reporting poor correlation between the claims based index for rheumatoid arthritis severity and the disease activity scoreArthritis Research & Therapy, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
1Corticosteroid injections linked to joint deteriorationClinical Orthopedics and Related Research, March 30, 2015
2American College of Physicians joins HHS in accelerating alternative payment methods through ‘Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network’ American College of Physicians News, March 26, 2015
3Combating osteoporosis before a hip breaksLinköping University News, March 18, 2015
4UF Health researchers establish why exercise can worsen exhaustion of patients with chronic fatigue syndromeUF Health, March 16, 2015
5Inflammation in the mouth and joints in rheumatoid arthritisInternational Association for Dental Research News, March 16, 2015

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Sclerostin associated with bone turnover in elderly women

As reported in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, sclerostin levels are associated with osteocalcin, C-termial telopeptide of type I collagen, and PTH levels in elderly women (≥ 70 y) in nursing homes, but not mortality.

Fluvastatin improves pro-inflammatory and pro-thrombotic markers in aPL-positive patients

As reported in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, treatment of persistent aPL-positive patients with fluvastatin (40 mg qd x 3 months) improved pro-inflammatory and pro-thrombotic markers (IL1-β, VEGF, TNF-α, IP10, sCD40L, and sTF).

Increased prevalence of osteoporosis in morbidly obese

As reported in the International Journal of Clinical Practice, while there is a decreased prevalence of osteoporosis up to a BMI of 40 kg/m2, the prevalence of osteoporosis increases in patients with a BMI > 40 kg/m2, which is thought to be due to decreased weight-bearing exercise.

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