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1 Adherence to biologic therapies and associated factors in rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis: A systematic literature review Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology Online, January 30, 2015    Review Article

2 Short and long-term immunogenicity and safety following the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine in juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients under conventional DMARDs with or without anti-TNF therapy Vaccine , January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

3 Treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis with oral salmon calcitonin: Results from two phase 3 trials Osteoarthritis and Cartilage , January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

4 An integrative review of experiences of patients with rheumatoid arthritis International Nursing Review, January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

5 New anti-atherosclerotic activity of methotrexate and adalimumab: Complementary effects on lipoprotein function and macrophage cholesterol metabolism Arthritis & Rheumatism, January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

6 Value of systolic pulmonary arterial pressure as a prognostic factor of death in the systemic sclerosis EUSTAR population Rheumatology, January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

7 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is common in never-smoking patients with primary Sjögren syndrome The Journal of Rheumatology, January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

8 The role of vitamin D in osteoporosis Maturitas, January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

9 Cardiac biomarkers in systemic sclerosis: Contribution of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin in addition to N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide Arthritis Care & Research , January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

10 Muscle strength predicts changes in physical function in women with systemic lupus erythematosus Arthritis Care & Research , January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

11 Echocardiography in cardiac amyloidosis Heart Failure Reviews, January 30, 2015    Review Article

12 Ophiopogonin D: A new herbal agent against osteoporosis Bone, January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

13 Evaluation of expectations and expectation fulfillment in patients treated for trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis The Journal of Hand Surgery, January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

14 Correlation of clinical disease severity to radiographic thumb osteoarthritis index The Journal of Hand Surgery, January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

15 Bone mineral density: reference values and correlates for Bangladeshi women aged 16–65 years Journal of Orthopaedic Science, January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

16 Research catalogs symptoms and treatment of inflammatory blood vessel disease Johns Hopkins Medicine, January 30, 2015

17 Sarcopenia is a risk factor for elevated aminotransferase in men independently of body mass index, dietary habits, and physical activity Digestive and Liver Diseases, January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

18 Cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis: common pathways and patient outcomes European Journal of Clinical Investigation, January 30, 2015    Review Article

19 Supplementary methods in the nonsurgical treatment of osteoarthritis Arthroscopy, January 30, 2015    Evidence Based Medicine   Review Article

20 Age impact on clinical risk factors does not justify the age related change in referral pattern for osteoporosis assessment-Data from the Aalborg University Hospital Record for Osteoporosis Risk Assessment (AURORA) Maturitas, January 30, 2015    Clinical Article

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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.

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).

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).

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