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1 Folic acid and folinic acid for reducing side effects in patients receiving methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis The Journal of Rheumatology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Increased risks of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in Sjögren syndrome:A nationwide cohort study The Journal of Rheumatology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

3 High prolactin levels are independently associated with damage accrual in systemic lupus erythematosus patients Lupus, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Measuring serum levels of high-mobility group box 1 by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay does not identify bacterial infections in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus Lupus, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Dairy products, yogurts, and bone health American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Autoimmune diseases in HIV-infected patients: 52 cases and literature review Autoimmunity Reviews, April 23, 2014    Review Article    Clinical Article

7 Efficacy and safety of certolizumab pegol in rheumatoid arthritis: Meeting rheumatologists requirements in routine clinical practice BioDrugs, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Tumour necrosis factor α antagonists in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: An immunological perspective BioDrugs, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Positron emission tomography assessment of large vessel inflammation in patients with newly diagnosed, biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis: A prospective, case-control study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

10 14-3-3eta is a novel mediator associated with the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and joint damage Arthritis Research & Therapy, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Risk of solid cancer in patients exposed to anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy: Results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register for Rheumatoid Arthritis Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Whole body oxygen uptake and evoked torque during sub-tetanic isometric electrical stimulation of the quadriceps muscles in a single 30 minute session Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Mucocutaneous manifestations in a UK national cohort of juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus patients Rheumatology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

14 T cell GM-CSF expression in juvenile arthritis is contingent upon Th17 plasticity Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Osteoarthritis, obesity and weight loss: evidence, hypotheses and horizons – a scoping review Obesity Reviews, April 23, 2014    Review Article

16 Osteoarthritis pain: Nociceptive or neuropathic? Nature Reviews Rheumatology , April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

17 The relationship between pulmonary function and bone mineral density in healthy nonsmoking women: The Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) 2010 Osteoporosis International, April 23, 2014

18 Gender differences in the relationships between lean body mass, fat mass and peak bone mass in young adults Osteoporosis International, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Juvenile polyarteritis nodosa associated with toxoplasmosis presenting as Kawasaki disease Pediatrics International, April 23, 2014    Review Article

20 Greater risk of hip fracture in hemodialysis than in peritoneal dialysis Osteoporosis International, April 23, 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

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

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