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1 Whole-blood transcriptomic profiling highlights several pathophysiological pathways associated with rituximab response in rheumatoid arthritis: Data from the SMART trial Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Socioeconomic disparities in the health of African-Americans with rheumatoid arthritis from the Southeastern USA Arthritis Care & Research , April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Arthroplasty rates are increased among us patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: 1991-2005 The Journal of Rheumatology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Recent trends in orthopedic surgery aiming to improve quality of life for those with rheumatoid arthritis: Data from a large observational cohort The Journal of Rheumatology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Side effects unrelated to disease activity, and acceptability of highly effective contraceptive methods in women with systemic lupus erythematosus: A randomized, clinical trial Contraception, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Systemic lupus erythematosus: Prediction by MRI of the subsequent development of brain lesions Academic Radiology, April 24, 2014    Review Article

7 Relation of carotid plaque with natural IgM antibodies in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus Clinical Immunology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

8 A genome-wide association study of rheumatoid arthritis without antibodies against citrullinated peptides Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

9 A CD8 T cell-IDO axis is required for mesenchymal stem cell suppression of human SLE Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Monoclonal antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis: Comparative effectiveness of tocilizumab with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors Full Text Biologics: targets & therapy, April 24, 2014    Review Article

11 Opposing impact of B Cell–intrinsic TLR7 and TLR9 signals on autoantibody repertoire and systemic inflammation The Journal of Immunology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Genome-wide association studies in Sjögren's syndrome: What do the genes tell us about disease pathogenesis? Autoimmunity Reviews, April 24, 2014    Review Article

13 The global burden of other musculoskeletal disorders: Estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 24, 2014    Review Article

14 Osteoarthritis research priorities: A report from a EULAR ad hoc expert committee Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

15 High-density genotyping of immune loci in Koreans and Europeans identifies eight new rheumatoid arthritis risk loci Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

16 The global burden of occupationally related low back pain: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy but not standard therapy is associated with resolution of erosion in the sacroiliac joints of patients with axial spondyloarthritis Arthritis Research & Therapy, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

18 The economic burden of fracture patients with osteoporosis in western China Osteoporosis International, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Early increase of abdominal adiposity in patients with spondyloarthritis receiving anti-tumor necrosis factor-α treatment The Journal of Rheumatology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Rapidly progressive crescentic glomerulonephritis: Early treatment is a must Autoimmunity Reviews, April 24, 2014    Review Article

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ACPA correlate with disease progression in JIA

In a study involving 74 patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), 26 patients had detectable anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA). The ACPA titers correlated with disease progression at baseline and after a median follow-up of 11.5 months. In addition to predicting disease severity and progression, the authors concluded that ACPA were superior to IgM-RF in diagnosing JIA.

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Predicting cardiovascular mortality in SLE

In a study involving 208 patients with SLE followed for 12 years, 42 deaths occurred, 48% of which were considered to be cardiovascular mortalities. Age, increased cystatin C levels, and arterial disease were predictive of all-cause mortality. Cigarette smoking and increased sVCAM-1, hsCRP, abeta2GP1, and aPL antibody levels were predictive of cardiovascular mortality.

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Anti-apoA-1 antibodies predict cardiovascular disease in RA patients

In a study conducted at the University of Geneva involving 118 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but without cardiovascular disease at baseline, the 10-year Framingham cardiovascular risk score (FRS) was improved with the inclusion of the anti-apoA-1 antibody titer. The median follow-up was 9 years and the incidence of cardiovascular disease was 16%. Other biomarkers, including the NT-proBNP, oxLDL, CRP, and RF levels and the anti-citrullinated peptide antibody titer, did not improve the FRS.

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1 Rituximab vs mycophenolate and vs cyclophosphamide pulses for induction therapy of active lupus nephritis: A clinical observational study Rheumatology, February 11, 2014

2 New discovery on Giant Cell Arteritis sheds light on cause ScienceDaily, January 21, 2014    Free full text

3 Ten common mistakes in the management of lupus nephritis American Journal of Kidney Diseases, January 3, 2014

4 Autoantibodies and SLE- The threshold for disease Nature Reviews Rheumatology , December 5, 2013    Review Article

5 Vitamin D and cutaneous lupus erythematosus: Effect of vitamin D replacement on disease severity Lupus, February 12, 2014

6 Effect of hydroxychloroquine on the lipid profile of patients with Sjogren's syndrome The Journal of Rheumatology, March 17, 2014

7 3 Things Doctors Should Know About Obamacare U.S. News & World Report - Health, December 18, 2013

8 Interstitial lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Spontaneous and drug induced Drugs, March 3, 2014

9 New compound dramatically reduces joint inflammation ScienceDaily, December 12, 2013    Free full text

10 Treatment of asymptomatic hyperuricemia and prevention of vascular disease: A decision analytic approach The Journal of Rheumatology, March 4, 2014

11 Should I send my patient with previous giant cell arteritis for imaging of the thoracic aorta? A systematic literature review and meta-analysis Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, January 6, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article
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12 Weather may truly affect arthritis pain Reuters Health News, February 13, 2014    Free full text

13 An allopurinol-controlled, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel between-group, comparative study of febuxostat in Chinese patients with gout and hyperuricemia International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, February 10, 2014

14 Rituximab modulates IL-17 expression in the salivary glands of patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome Rheumatology, March 11, 2014

15 Biomarkers in vasculitis Current Opinion in Rheumatology, December 4, 2013

16 Late-onset neutropenia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis after treatment with rituximab The Journal of Rheumatology, March 17, 2014

17 Up-titration of allopurinol in patients with gout Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, February 3, 2014    Review Article

18 Cigarette smoking and risk of rheumatoid arthritis: A dose-response meta-analysis Arthritis Research & Therapy, March 7, 2014

19 Intra articular injection with corticosteroids in patients with recent onset rheumatoid arthritis: subanalyses from the BeSt study Clinical Rheumatology, February 17, 2014

20 Cancer mutation likely trigger of scleroderma ScienceDaily, December 9, 2013    Free full text

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