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Latest (19) Full Text Articles (287) Focus on Rheumatoid Arthritis
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1 The effect of disease duration and disease activity on the risk of cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis patients Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Dose–response relationship of serum uric acid levels with risk of stroke mortality Atherosclerosis, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women with pregnancy complications and poor self-rated health: A study within the Danish National Birth Cohort Rheumatology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Ultrasound definition of tendon damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Results of a OMERACT consensus-based ultrasound score focussing on the diagnostic reliability Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Long-term outcomes of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus in adulthood Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Zoledronate for prevention of bone erosion in tophaceous gout: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Juvenile idiopathic arthritis in relation to maternal prenatal smoking Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

8 The impact of sleep and cytokine levels on pain perception in JIA Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

9 High levels of memory B cells are associated with response to a first tumor necrosis factor inhibitor in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a longitudinal prospective study Arthritis Research & Therapy, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

10 The prognostic value of routinely performed minor salivary gland assessments in primary Sjogren's syndrome Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Insulin sensitivity is improved in sJIA children with insulin resistance after tocilizumab treatment: Results from the TENDER study Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

12 The global burden of hip and knee osteoarthritis: Estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 16, 2014    Review Article

13 Relationship of gene expression in the injured human meniscus to body mass index: A biological connection between obesity and osteoarthritis Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Change in inflammatory markers and cognitive status in the oldest-old women from the study of osteoporotic fractures Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Cumulative mechanical low-back load at work is a determinant of low-back pain Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Safety and efficacy of golimumab in Chinese patients with active ankylosing spondylitis: 1-year results of a multicentre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase III trial Rheumatology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Cross-disciplinary collaboration in connective tissue disease-related lung disease Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Supportive care for patients with pulmonary complications of connective tissue disease Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, April 16, 2014    Review Article

19 Susac syndrome - pathogenesis, clinical variants and treatment approaches Autoimmunity Reviews, April 16, 2014    Review Article

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20 The global burden of gout: Estimates from the global burden of disease 2010 study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 15, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical 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

Indexed Journals in Rheumatology: Arthritis & Rheumatism, Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, Journal of Rheumatologymore

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