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1 Cardiovascular disease assessment in rheumatoid arthritis: A guide to translating knowledge of cardiovascular risk into clinical practice Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Rituximab versus an alternative TNF inhibitor in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who failed to respond to a single previous TNF inhibitor: SWITCH-RA, a global, observational, comparative effectiveness study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Are patients with rheumatoid arthritis still at an increased risk of tuberculosis and what is the role of biological treatments? Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Insufficient CARRA registry data available to adequately evaluate for associations between juvenile idiopathic arthritis, antibody status, and smoke exposure Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

5 GO–KIDS imaging substudy: MRI treatment response to 30 mg/m2 q4w subcutaneous (SC) injections of golimumab (GLM) and placebo in children with polyarticular JIA (pJIA)--preliminary results of the placebo controlled portion (week 48) Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Mental health and healthcare utilization in children with SLE and MCTD Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Alcohol consumption and risk of incident rheumatoid arthritis in women: A prospective study Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

8 How should lupus flares be measured? Deconstruction of the safety of estrogen in lupus erythematosus national assessment-systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index flare index Rheumatology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Cost-effectiveness analysis of hip fracture prevention with vitamin D supplementation: A Markov micro-simulation model applied to the French population over 65 years old without previous hip fracture Osteoporosis International, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

10 High-dosage tamoxifen as neoadjuvant treatment in minimally invasive surgery for dupuytren disease in patients with a strong predisposition toward fibrosis a randomized controlled trial The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Validation of BASDAI and BASFI in children with spondyloarthritis Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

12 A prospective study comparing infectious risks, disease activity, and cytokine alterations in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis treated with and without tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Assessment of radiographic progression in patients with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis treated with tocilizumab: 2-year results from the TENDER trial Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Incidence of total knee and hip replacement due to osteoarthritis in relation to circulating sex steroid hormone concentrations in women Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Regulatory B10 cells are decreased in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and are inversely correlated with disease activity Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Diminished bone strength is observed in adult women and men who sustained a mild trauma distal forearm fracture during childhood Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Benefits and risks of low-dose glucocorticoid treatment in the patient with rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatology, April 18, 2014    Review Article

18 Long-term pharmacokinetics of body surface area-adjusted doses of golimumab following repeated subcutaneous administrations in pediatric patients with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

19 HLA associations in a matched cohort of juvenile idiopathic arthritis children with and without uveitis Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Evidence of abnormal epidermal nerve fiber density in fibromyalgia: Clinical and immunologic implications Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 18, 2014    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

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