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1 The association between vitamin K status and knee osteoarthritis features in older adults: The Health, Aging and Body Composition Study Osteoarthritis and Cartilage , December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Adult bone strength of children from single-parent families: The Midlife in the United States Study Osteoporosis International, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Demographic and clinical features of systemic sclerosis patients with anti-RNA polymerase III antibodies The Journal of Dermatology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Perceived need to take medication is associated with medication non-adherence in patients with rheumatoid arthritis Full Text Patient Preference and Adherence, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Functional anti-CD94/NKG2A and anti-CD94/NKG2C autoantibodies in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus Arthritis & Rheumatism, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Biomarkers for childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus Current Rheumatology Reports, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Relationship between bone mineral density and duration of rheumatoid arthritis Indian Journal of Rheumatology , December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

8 The effects of gluten-free diet versus hypocaloric diet among patients with fibromyalgia experiencing gluten sensitivity symptoms: Protocol for a pilot, open-label, randomized clinical trial Contemporary Clinical Trials , December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Health literacy in patients dealing with gout: A qualitative study Clinical Rheumatology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

10 The biology of IL-23 and IL-17 and their therapeutic targeting in rheumatic diseases Current Opinion in Rheumatology, December 22, 2014    Review Article

11 Bone formation in axial spondyloarthritis Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Asymmetries and relationships between dynamic loading, muscle strength, and proprioceptive acuity at the knees in symptomatic unilateral hip osteoarthritis Arthritis Research & Therapy, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Physical and psychological correlates of fatigue and physical function: a stanford-nih open source pain registry study The Journal of Pain, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Time to improvement of pain and sleep quality in clinical trials of pregabalin for the treatment of fibromyalgia Pain Medicine, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Risk of tuberculosis, serious infection and lymphoma with disease-modifying biologic drugs in rheumatoid arthritis patients in Taiwan International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Bone lineage proteins in the entheses of the midfoot in patients with spondyloarthritis The Journal of Rheumatology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Cardiovascular disease-related hospital admissions of patients with inflammatory arthritis The Journal of Rheumatology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Mast cells promote T cell driven antigen-induced arthritis despite being dispensable in T cell bypassing antibody-induced arthritis Arthritis & Rheumatism, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

19 A brief elevation of serum amyloid A is sufficient to increase atherosclerosis Journal of Lipid Research, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Characteristics of patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Turkey: Results from the Turkish league against rheumatism rheumatoid arthritis registry Full Text Archives of Rheumatology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

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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).

Fluvastatin improves pro-inflammatory and pro-thrombotic markers in aPL-positive patients

As reported in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, treatment of persistent aPL-positive patients with fluvastatin (40 mg qd x 3 months) improved pro-inflammatory and pro-thrombotic markers (IL1-β, VEGF, TNF-α, IP10, sCD40L, and sTF).

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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