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1Population-based analysis of hospitalizations in a West-European region revealed major changes in hospital utilization for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus over the period 2001-2012Lupus, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
2Blockade of bone morphogenetic protein signaling potentiates the pro-inflammatory phenotype induced by interleukin-17 and tumor necrosis factor-α combination in rheumatoid synoviocytesArthritis Research & Therapy, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
3Osteoprotegerin and tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand as prognostic factors in rheumatoid arthritis: Results from the ESPOIR cohortArthritis Research & Therapy, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
4Preclinical lupusCurrent Opinion in Rheumatology, July 31, 2015  Review Article
5B-vitamin status and bone mineral density and risk of lumbar osteoporosis in older females in the United StatesAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
6Molecular characterization of systemic sclerosis esophageal pathology identifies inflammatory and proliferative signaturesArthritis Research & Therapy, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
7Dual-energy computed tomography for monitoring the effect of urate-lowering therapy in gouty arthritisInternational Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
8Association of nocturnal hypertension with disease activity in rheumatoid arthritisAmerican Journal of Hypertension, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
9Evaluation of bone mass in children and young adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritisClinical and Experimental Rheumatology Online, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
10Immunogenetics of rheumatoid arthritis: Understanding functional implicationsJournal of Autoimmunity , July 31, 2015  Review Article

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We have Ranked, Sorted and Summarized the Latest Clinical Articles.

1Link between mood, pain in rheumatoid arthritis patientsPennsylvania State University Health and Medicine News, July 31, 2015
2BGU develops “smart” drug to reduce inflammationBen-Gurion University of the Negev News, July 24, 2015
3Researcher leads study of knee pain among at-risk adults with Type 2 diabetesUniversity of Delaware News, July 24, 2015
4Inflammatory link discovered between arthritis and heart valve diseaseThe Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research News, July 22, 2015
5How do we learn to stay away from potential harm?UW Medicine, July 21, 2015
6Antibiotic exposure could increase juvenile arthritis riskRutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences News, July 21, 2015
7TSRI scientists win $1.2m grant to study environmental triggers of lupus and rheumatoid arthritisScripps Research Institute News, July 20, 2015
8Overdiagnosis of osteoporosis: Fact or fallacy?International Osteoporosis Foundation News, July 20, 2015
9Improving treatment for systemic amyloidosisUniversity College London New, July 20, 2015
10Common mental health drug could be used to treat arthritisQueen Mary University of London News, July 17, 2015

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Low vitamin D associated with statin-induced myalgia

As reported in Clinical Therapeutics, of 450 patients prescribed high-dose simvastatin (80 mg qd) for dyslipidemia, 11.1% complained of myalgias. The vitamin D level was lower in patients with myalgias than patients without myalgias (26.2 vs. 36.3 ng/mL).

Mortality increased in juvenile-onset SLE

As reported in Rheumatology, juvenile-onset SLE is associated with increased lupus nephritis, hemolytic anemia, and mortality compared to adult-onset SLE.

Serum uric acid correlates with erectile dysfunction

As reported in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, men with erectile dysfunction have higher levels of serum uric acid than men without (6.12 mg/dL vs. 4.97 mg/dL). Comparing the highest and lowest tertiles for serum uric acid, the OR for erectile dysfunction was 5.95.

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