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1 Lifetime medical costs of knee osteoarthritis management in the United States: Impact of extending indications for total knee arthroplasty Arthritis Care & Research , July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Analysis of infections and all-cause mortality in Phase II, III and long-term extension studies of tofacitinib in patients with rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis & Rheumatism, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

3 APRIL levels strongly correlate with IL-17 in systemic lupus erythematosus Lupus, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Detection of pulmonary vasculopathy by novel analysis of oxygen uptake in patients with systemic sclerosis: Association with pulmonary arterial pressures Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology Online, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Erosions and sclerosis on radiographs precede the subsequent development of syndesmophytes at the same site: A 12-year prospective follow-up of the OASIS study in patients with ankylosing spondylitis Arthritis & Rheumatism, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

6 A new mucocutaneous activity index for Beh├žet`s disease Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology Online, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Mean platelet volume and neutrophil lymphocyte ratio as related to inflammation markers and anti-CCP in rheumatoid arthritis Aktuelle Rheumatologie, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

8 The effects of exercise and neuromuscular electrical stimulation in subjects with knee osteoarthritis: A 3-month follow-up study Full Text Clinical Interventions in Aging, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Increased serum levels of soluble vascular endothelial-cadherin in patients with systemic vasculitis Rheumatology International, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Serum galectin-3 levels were associated with proteinuria in patients with Familial Mediterranean Fever Clinical and Experimental Nephrology, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Characteristics of hyperparathyroid states in the Canadian multicentre osteoporosis study (CaMos) and relationship to skeletal markers Clinical Endocrinology, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Fracture risk assessment before and after resolution of endogenous hypercortisolism: Is the FRAX algorithm useful? Full Text Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Increased serum free light chains precede the presentation of immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis Journal of Clinical Oncology, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Anti-reabsorptive agents in women with osteoporosis: determining statistical equivalence according to evidence-based methods Full Text Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, July 28, 2014    Clinical Article

15 New FDA-approved opioid med may not help addiction North Shore-LIJ, July 28, 2014

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16 Effectiveness of body awareness interventions in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies , July 25, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

17 Clinical course after corticosteroid therapy in IgG4-related aortitis/periaortitis and periarteritis: A retrospective multicenter study Arthritis Research & Therapy, July 25, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Absence of an association between anti-Ro antibodies and prolonged QTc interval in systemic sclerosis: A multicenter study of 689 patients Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, July 25, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Autonomic function and rheumatoid arthritis - a systematic review Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, July 25, 2014    Review Article

20 Effect of exercise on cancer-related fatigue: A meta-analysis American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, July 25, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

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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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As reported in Rheumatology, juvenile-onset SLE is associated with increased lupus nephritis, hemolytic anemia, and mortality compared to adult-onset SLE.

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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