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1 The association between the polymorphism rs2231142 in the ABCG2 gene and gout risk: A meta-analysis Clinical Rheumatology, November 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

2 Therapy gloves for patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A review Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Biological drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis by the subcutaneous route: Interpreting efficacy data to assess statistical equivalence Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Sleep quality in patients with psoriatic arthritis International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Possible interplay between interleukin-15 and interleukin-17 into the pathogenesis of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies Full Text Rheumatismo, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Barriers and facilitators for being physically active in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: A cross-sectional comparative study Musculoskeletal Care, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Parents’ willingness to pay for biologic treatments in juvenile idiopathic arthritis Value in Health, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

8 National and multinational evidence-based recommendations for medical pain management in inflammatory joint disease: Systematic literature research and expert opinion in the 3e initiative Aktuelle Rheumatologie, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Current landscape of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis: Classification, diagnosis, and treatment Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

10 The presentation, assessment, pathogenesis, and treatment of calcinosis in juvenile dermatomyositis Current Rheumatology Reports, November 21, 2014    Review Article

11 Conflicting role of sarcopenia and obesity in male patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Korean national health and nutrition examination survey PLOS ONE, November 21, 2014    Clinical Article

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12 Safety of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and biologic agents for rheumatoid arthritis patients in real life conditions Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

13 The activity of JAK-STAT pathways in rheumatoid arthritis: Constitutive activation of STAT3 correlates with interleukin 6 levels Rheumatology, November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Polymorphism of vitamin D 3 receptor and its relation to mineral bone density in perimenopausal women Osteoporosis International, November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Biomarkers identified from serum proteomic analysis for the differential diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus Lupus, November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Profile of epratuzumab and its potential in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus Full Text Drug Design, Development and Therapy, November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

17 CT imaging for evaluation of calcium crystal deposition in the knee: Initial experience from the multicenter osteoarthritis (MOST) study Osteoarthritis and Cartilage , November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Availability, need for, and use of work accommodations and benefits: Are they related to employment outcomes in people with arthritis? Arthritis Care & Research , November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Criterion-concurrent validity of spinal mobility tests in ankylosing spondylitis: A systematic review of the literature The Journal of Rheumatology, November 20, 2014    Review Article

20 Association of abnormal lipid spectrum with the disease activity of Takayasu arteritis Clinical Rheumatology, November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

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FCGR3B loss increases susceptibility to SLE and LN

As reported in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, a meta-analysis of 6 studies has shown that a loss of FCGR3B copy number is associated with increased susceptibility to SLE (OR=1.77) and lupus nephritis (OR=2.02).

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.

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).


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