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1 Lack of association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and cervical human papillomavirus infection in systemic lupus erythematosus Lupus, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Illness perceptions and psychological distress associated with physical health-related quality of life in primary Sjögren's syndrome compared to systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatology International, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Manual and manipulative therapy in addition to rehabilitation for osteoarthritis of the knee: assessor-blind randomized pilot trial Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Potential role of the lectin pathway of complement in the pathogenesis and disease manifestations of systemic sclerosis: A case-control and cohort study Arthritis Research & Therapy, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Diagnostic accuracy of self-reported arthritis in the general adult population is acceptable Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, November 24, 2014    Review Article

6 Impact of morning stiffness on working behaviour and performance in people with rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatology International, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Economics of stratified medicine in rheumatoid arthritis Current Rheumatology Reports, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Alternatively activated dendritic cells derived from systemic lupus erythematosus patients have tolerogenic phenotype and function Clinical Immunology, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Dynamics of syndesmophyte growth in AS as measured by quantitative CT: heterogeneity within and among vertebral disc spaces Rheumatology, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Classification and diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis — what is the clinically relevant difference? The Journal of Rheumatology, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Three-year denosumab treatment in postmenopausal Japanese women and men with osteoporosis: Results from a 1-year open-label extension of the Denosumab Fracture Intervention Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial (DIRECT) Osteoporosis International, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

12 The effect of cervical spine manipulation on postural sway in patients with nonspecific neck pain Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Evidence-based outcomes on diagnostic accuracy of quantitative ultrasound for assessment of pediatric osteoporosis — a systematic review Pediatric Radiology, November 24, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

14 Direct bone morphogenetic protein 2 and indian hedgehog gene transfer for articular cartilage repair using bone marrow coagulates Osteoarthritis and Cartilage , November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Admission for osteoporotic pelvic fractures and predictors of length of hospital stay, mortality and loss of independence Age and Aging, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Advances in the diagnosis of large vessel vasculitis Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Unicompartmental and bicompartmental knee osteoarthritis show different patterns of mononuclear cell infiltration and cytokine release in the affected joints Clinical and Experimental Immunology, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

18 New strategies for osteoporosis patients previously managed with strontium ranelate Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Effect of angiotensin II receptor blocker, olmesartan, on turnover of bone metabolism in bedridden elderly hypertensive women with disuse syndrome Geriatrics and Gerontology International, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

20 A case of PRES in an active lupus nephritis patient after treatment of corticosteroid and cyclophosphamide Rheumatology International, November 24, 2014

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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).

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).

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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