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1 Epidemiology of primary Sjogren's syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, August 29, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 TNF inhibitor therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A nationwide cohort study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Estimation of heritability of different outcomes for genetic studies of TNFi response in patients with rheumatoid arthritis Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Serum bicarbonate and bone mineral density in US adults American Journal of Kidney Diseases, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Heterogeneous expression pattern of interleukin-17A (IL-17A), IL-17F and their receptors in synovium of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis: Possible explanation for non-response to anti-IL-17 therapy? Arthritis Research & Therapy, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Lack of effect of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist liraglutide on psoriasis in glucose-tolerant patients: A randomized placebo-controlled trial Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Sex-dependent differential activation of NLRP3 and AIM2 inflammasomes in SLE macrophages Rheumatology, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Association between tobacco smoking and response to tumour necrosis factor {alpha} inhibitor treatment in psoriatic arthritis: Results from the DANBIO registry Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Development of a health index in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (ASAS HI): Final result of a global initiative based on the ICF guided by ASAS Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Early predictors of prognosis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A systematic literature review Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, August 29, 2014    Review Article

11 Dietary fatty acid content regulates wound repair and the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis following joint injury Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Preliminary evidence of altered biomechanics in adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia Arthritis Care & Research , August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Melphalan and dexamethasone with or without bortezomib in newly diagnosed AL amyloidosis: A matched case–control study on 174 patients Leukemia, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Recovery of the response to biological treatments using narrow band ultraviolet-B in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. A retrospective study of 17 patients Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis in Algeria: A multicenter study Rheumatology International, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Is HLA-B27 increased in patients diagnosed with undifferentiated arthritis? results from the Leiden early arthritis cohort The Journal of Rheumatology, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Defective autophagy in chondrocytes with Kashin-Beck disease but higher than osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis and Cartilage , August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Presence and progression of non-motor symptoms in relation to uric acid in de novo Parkinson's disease European Journal of Neurology, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Serum amyloid A is increased in children with abusive head trauma: a gel-based proteomic analysis Pediatric Research, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Association of variants in 21q22 with ankylosing spondylitis in the Chinese Guangxi Zhuang population Rheumatology International, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

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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).

Mortality increased in juvenile-onset SLE

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

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).

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