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A patient-centered knowledge translation tool for treat-to-target strategy in rheumatoid arthritis: Patient and rheumatologist perspectives.

Helen Benham, Hedva Chiu, Joanne Tesiram, Ahmed Mehdi, Peter Landsberg, Sergei Grosman, Andrew Harrison, Peter Nash, Ranjeny Thomas, Danette Langbecker, Mieke Van Driel,

<h4>Aim</h4>Implementation of treat-to-target (T2T) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) presents many challenges and an evidence-practice gap has emerged. This study assessed clinician and patient barriers to the implementation of an RA-T2T strategy and developed a knowledge translation (KT) tool for use in "real-life" clinical settings.<h4>Methods</h4>Surveys of patients and rheumatologists measured agreement ... Read more >>

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The readiness of pediatric rheumatology patients and their parents to transition to adult-oriented treatment.

Hafize Emine Sönmez, Rahime Koç, Şerife Gül Karadağ, Nuray Aktay Ayaz,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Transition is a planned process of pediatric patients from child-centered to adult-oriented treatment. Transitional care for patients with chronic diseases is essential. The present study aimed to evaluate the readiness of patients with rheumatic diseases and their parents for transition process.<h4>Method</h4>This is a cross-sectional, single-center study. All patients and their ... Read more >>

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HLA-B*27:04 associated with enthesitis and younger age of onset, and HLA-B allele profile in patients with ankylosing spondylitis in Thailand: A cross-sectional study.

Praveena Chiowchanwisawakit, Manop Pithukpakorn, Komon Luangtrakool, Parichart Permpikul,

<h4>Aim</h4>The aims of this study were to estimate human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B allele frequency, to identify alleles associated with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and to explore manifestations in various HLA-B*27 in Thai AS patients.<h4>Methods</h4>This was a cross-sectional study. Thai patients older than 18 years with diagnosed AS according to modified New York ... Read more >>

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Association between core stability and physical function, functional performance in patients with systemic sclerosis.

Hazal Yakut, Sevgi Özalevli, Ahmet Merih Birlik,

<h4>Objective</h4>To investigate the association of core stability with physical function and functional performance in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc).<h4>Methods</h4>Forty patients who met the American College of Rheumatology / European League Against Rheumatism 2013 classification criteria for SSc were included in the cross-sectional study. For evaluation of core stability, trunk muscle ... Read more >>

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Excess mortality persists in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Yeon-Kyung Lee, Ga Young Ahn, Jiyoung Lee, Jung-Min Shin, Tae-Han Lee, Dae Jin Park, Yeo-Jin Song, Mi Kyung Kim, Sang-Cheol Bae,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To investigate the causes and risk of death in a large cohort of Korean patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).<h4>Methods</h4>Patients in the Hanyang BAE (Bae registry of Autoimmune diseases for Epidemiology) RA cohort who fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology criteria were analyzed. A total of 2355 patients were enrolled from ... Read more >>

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The effect of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and back pain on sexual functioning and marital satisfaction in Iran.

Farzaneh Yazdi, Mohammad Reza Shakibi, Ehda Gharavi Roudsari, Nozar Nakhaee, Pouria Salajegheh,

<h4>Objective</h4>Sexual functioning is an important component of life quality and musculoskeletal disorders may effect sexual functioning, so, the present study was conducted to evaluate sexual functioning in patients suffering from back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).<h4>Methods</h4>This study was conducted on 102 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 103 patients ... Read more >>

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Neutrophil extracellular traps and inflammatory response: Implications for the immunopathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis.

José Francisco Zambrano-Zaragoza, Jorge Gutiérrez-Franco, Ma de Jesús Durán-Avelar, Norberto Vibanco-Pérez, Liliana Ortiz-Martínez, Miriam Fabiola Ayón-Pérez, Alejandro Vázquez-Reyes, Juan Manuel Agraz-Cibrián,

<h4>Aim</h4>Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) pathogenesis has focused on the adaptive immune response; however, innate immune responses may also play a role in the inflammatory response of AS. Dysregulated neutrophil activation can induce tissue damage and contribute to the pathogenesis of immune-related diseases. Hence, the aim of this study was to assess ... Read more >>

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Large fiber peripheral neuropathy in systemic sclerosis: A prospective study using clinical and electrophysiological definition.

Jasmin Raja, Tharshannia Balaikerisnan, Letchumy Praba Ramanaidu, Khean Jin Goh,

<h4>Aim</h4>The reported prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in systemic sclerosis (SSc) is variable between 0.01% to 28%, probably due to differences in sample size, study design and population. Our aim is to determine the prevalence of large fiber peripheral neuropathy in SSc and to identify any contributing factors.<h4>Method</h4>A prospective cross-sectional study ... Read more >>

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C-reactive protein concentrations as predictors of glucocorticoid-free remission in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica.

Ciro Manzo,

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Effect of mannose-binding lectin gene polymorphisms on the risk of rheumatoid arthritis: Evidence from a meta-analysis.

Jinjian Xu, Gang Chen, Zhen Yan, Mochang Qiu, Wentao Tong, Xiaobin Zhang, Li Zhang, Yimin Zhu, Keqi Liu,

<h4>Background</h4>The effect of mannose-binding lectin (MBL) gene polymorphisms on susceptibility of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were evaluated in ethnically different populations, whereas the results were always inconsistent.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Fourteen articles involving 36 datasets were recruited to evaluate the association between MBL gene polymorphisms and rheumatoid arthritis in a meta-analysis. The random ... Read more >>

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Recent advances in pediatric rheumatology: July to September 2020.

Sathish Kumar Loganathan, Sanjib Mondal, Surjit Singh,

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Assessment of loneliness in patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Hakan Emmungil, Ufuk İlgen, Sezin Turan, Ozge Kilic,

<h4>Aim</h4>This study aimed to explore loneliness and associated factors in Turkish patients with inflammatory arthritis.<h4>Method</h4>Adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (n = 58), ankylosing spondylitis (AS) (n = 53), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) (n = 30), respectively, were included in the study. A single-item visual analog scale (VAS) for loneliness, UCLA Loneliness Scale-8 (ULS-8), Beck depression ... Read more >>

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Your help is needed in the fight against COVID-19: Please contribute to the COVID-19 Global rheumatology alliance registry.

Int J Rheum Dis (International journal of rheumatic diseases)
[2021, 24(1):135]

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COVID-19 and rheumatology: Reflecting on the first wave and preparing for the second wave.

Armin Fardanesh, Swetha Byravan, Arumugam Moorthy, Hasan Tahir,

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YouTube as a source of information on fibromyalgia.

Tugba Ozsoy-Unubol, Ebru Alanbay-Yagci,

<h4>Aim</h4>The internet has gained popularity as a health information source for patients. YouTube is one of the biggest platforms used worldwide. Several studies showed that quality of the information on YouTube videos for patient information is poor. This study aimed to evaluate the content and quality of YouTube videos, as ... Read more >>

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The association between gout and the risk of urological cancers: A pooled analysis of population-based studies.

Dechao Feng, Xiao Hu, Yubo Yang, Lu Yang, Wuran Wei,

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Risk factors for cancer-associated myositis: A large-scale multicenter cohort study.

Yimin Li, Xiaohui Jia, Xiaolin Sun, Lianjie Shi, Fuan Lin, Yuzhou Gan, Xuewu Zhang, Xiaojuan Gao, Miao Miao, Daojun Hong, Yuhui Li, Jing He,

<h4>Aim</h4>The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors and prognosis of patients with cancer-associated myositis (CAM).<h4>Method</h4>Four hundred and eighty-seven patients with dermatomyositis (DM), clinical amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) and polymyositis (PM) from 3 clinical centers were enrolled retrospectively in this study. Clinical and laboratory data of CAM and ... Read more >>

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"A singular property in my hands".

Phillipa Hay, Jose Carlos Appolinario,

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Higher serum levels of autotaxin and phosphatidylserine-specific phospholipase A1 in patients with lupus nephritis.

Yasunori Iwata, Shinji Kitajima, Junya Yamahana, Shuji Shimomura, Shiori Yoneda-Nakagawa, Norihiko Sakai, Kengo Furuichi, Hisayuki Ogura, Koichi Sato, Tadashi Toyama, Yuta Yamamura, Taro Miyagawa, Akinori Hara, Miho Shimizu, Ryunosuke Ohkawa, Makoto Kurano, Yutaka Yatomi, Takashi Wada,

<h4>Background</h4>Recent studies revealed that lysophospholipids (LPLs) and related molecules, such as autotaxin (ATX) and phosphatidylserine-specific phospholipase A<sub>1</sub> (PS-PLA<sub>1</sub> ), are candidates for novel biomarkers in melanoma, glaucoma and diabetic nephropathy. However, it is not clear whether serum levels of ATX/ PS-PLA<sub>1</sub> would be associated with pathological and clinical findings of ... Read more >>

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Clinical impact of musculoskeletal ultrasound on rheumatoid arthritis in routine care.

Juan Molina Collada, Isabel Castrejón, María Pérez, Juan Carlos Nieto-González, Teresa González, Javier Rivera, Carlos González, José María Álvaro-Gracia,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the impact of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and to investigate factors affecting treatment strategy by the referring rheumatologist.<h4>Methods</h4>Prospective study of RA patients evaluated at a MSUS clinic over a 6-month period. Data extraction included demographics, current treatment and MSUS findings. Pre- ... Read more >>

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Ovarian antibodies among SLE women with premature menopause after cyclophosphamide.

Martha Tsaliki, Kristi A Koelsch, Ambre Chambers, Mitali Talsania, R Hal Scofield, Eliza F Chakravarty,

<h4>Background</h4>Women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are at risk of premature ovarian failure when treated with cyclophosphamide. This risk is increased when autoimmune thyroid disease is present. We undertook this study to determine whether the presence of ovarian autoimmunity also increased the risk of early ovarian failure among women receiving ... Read more >>

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Interferon III-related IL28RA variant is associated with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus and specific disease sub-phenotypes.

Manuela Nunes Drehmer, Gabriel Vaisam Castro, Ivanio Alves Pereira, Ilíada Rainha de Souza, Sara Emelie Löfgren,

<h4>Background</h4>The interferon pathways have been commonly implicated in autoimmune disease development but the identity of the genes involved has not yet been fully clarified. Variation in genes involved in interferon pathways is expected to have a role in the etiology of these diseases.<h4>Methods</h4>The potential association of a polymorphism in the ... Read more >>

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Your help is needed in the fight against COVID-19: Please contribute to the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Registry.

Int J Rheum Dis (International journal of rheumatic diseases)
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How good is "Dr Google"?

Peter K K Wong,

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Association of serum CXCL12 levels with arthropathy in patients with systemic sclerosis.

Tetsuya Ikawa, Takuya Miyagawa, Yuki Fukui, Satoshi Toyama, Jun Omatsu, Kentaro Awaji, Yuta Norimatsu, Yusuke Watanabe, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Shinichi Sato, Yoshihide Asano,

<h4>Aim</h4>Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune connective tissue disease, in which extensive fibrotic change and vasculopathy affect the skin and various internal organs. It also involves the joints, causing stiffness, arthralgia, and arthritis. Although arthropathy is commonly observed in SSc, its underlying mechanism remains unknown. CXCL12, also known as stromal ... Read more >>

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