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1 The association of serum anti-ribosomal P antibody with clinical and serological disorders in systemic lupus erythematosus: A systematic review and meta-analysis Lupus, November 26, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 Screening of latent tuberculosis infection by interferon-γ release assays in rheumatic patients: A systemic review and meta-analysis Clinical Rheumatology, November 26, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

3 Relationship between disease activity indices and their individual components and radiographic progression in RA: A systematic literature review Rheumatology, November 26, 2014    Review Article

4 Smoking is highly associated with discoid lupus erythematosus and lupus erythematosus tumidus: Analysis of 405 patients Lupus, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

5 A population model of early rheumatoid arthritis disease activity during treatment with methotrexate, sulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

6 IRF1 marks activated genes in SLE and can induce target gene expression Arthritis & Rheumatism, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Neurotrophins are expressed in giant-cell arteritis lesions and may contribute to vascular remodeling Arthritis Research & Therapy, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Association between nailfold capillaroscopy findings and pulmonary function tests in patients with systemic sclerosis The Journal of Rheumatology, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Deficiency of IRE1 and PERK signal pathways in systemic lupus erythematosus The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, November 26, 2014    Review Article

10 Factors associated with hallux valgus in a community-based cross-sectional study of adults with and without osteoarthritis Arthritis Care & Research , November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Post-stroke fatigue and its association with poor functional outcome after stroke in young adults Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Apathy in untreated early-stage Parkinson's disease: Relationship with other non-motor symptoms Movement Disorders, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

13 TLR2 and NLRP3 cooperate to recognize functional bacterial amyloid curli Infection and Immunity, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Postmenopausal hot flushes and bone mineral density: A longitudinal study Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Rehabilitation provided to patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A comparison of three different Rheumatology clinics in Austria, Sweden and the UK from the perspectives of patients and health professionals Full Text Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Kikuchi-fujimoto disease: retrospective study of 91 cases and review of the literature Medicine, November 26, 2014    Review Article

17 Study by UCLA scientists reveals new findings about cause of lesions around jaw bone UCLA Health System, November 26, 2014

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18 A meta-analysis of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and glucocorticoids on bone density in rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis trials Arthritis Care & Research , November 25, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

19 Rheumatoid arthritis patients with hip fracture: A nationwide study Osteoporosis International, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde adducts (MAA) and anti-MAA antibody in rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis & Rheumatism, November 25, 2014    Clinical Article

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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).

Metacarpal DXR-BMD predicts 1-y RA progression

As reported in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, a metacarpal BMD determination after 4 months of anti-RA treatment is an independent predictor of 1-y progression in patients without baseline bone erosions (OR=2.0). For patients with baseline erosions, early metacarpal BMD loss is predictive of 1-y progression (OR=1.5).

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.

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