Characteristics of gout patients according to the laterality of nephrolithiasis: A cross ‐sectional study using helical computed tomography
AbstractObjectiveTo clarify the clinical and laboratory characteristics of nephrolithiasis in gout by computed tomography (CT).MethodsIn 350 gout patients, unenhanced CT was performed at the 1st visit to hospital. Calculus density spots exceeding 1  mm in diameter with a CT value>120 Hounsfield units in the kidneys were defined as kidney stones. The association between laterality and the number of stones was investigated in each stone carrier. The 350 patients were classified into three groups (bilateral, unilateral and non ‐stone carriers). Then serum urate (Sua), renal function, uric acid metabolism, and the pr...
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 28, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Toru Shimizu, Hiroshi Hori, Masanori Umeyama, Kentaro Shimizu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Diagnostic accuracy of positron emission tomography for assessment of disease activity in large vessel vasculitis
ConclusionPositron emission tomography is specific and reliable in disease activity assessment of LVV, but lacks sensitivity for detecting active disease in patients under long ‐term immunosuppressive treatment. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Nicolai Schramm, Janina Ingenhoff, Claudia Dechant, Karla ‐Maria Treitl, Marcus Treitl, Fabian Proft, Hendrik Schulze‐Koops, Ulrich Hoffmann, Peter Bartenstein, Axel Rominger, Michael Czihal Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Association of good oncological response to therapy with the development of rheumatic immune ‐related adverse events following PD‐1 inhibitor therapy
ConclusionRheumatic irAEs are relatively common with PD ‐1 inhibitor therapy, and appear to be associated with a good oncological response to therapy. Many rheumatic irAEs were not referred to rheumatological services. Prospective systematic investigation would be of benefit to explore these characteristics. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: David F. L. Liew, Jessica L. Y. Leung, Bonnia Liu, Jonathan Cebon, Albert G. Frauman, Russell R. C. Buchanan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Assessment of the validity and reliability of the Jenkins Sleep Scale in ankylosing spondylitis
ConclusionsJSS ‐TR is a valid, simple and feasible sleep instrument that can be easily applied to AS patients both in research and clinical settings. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Mehmet Tuncay Duruoz, Firat Ulutatar, Ekim Can Ozturk, Cagri Unal ‐Ulutatar, Canan Sanal Toprak, Onder Kayhan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Association between cumulative methotrexate dose, non ‐invasive scoring system and hepatic fibrosis detected by Fibroscan in rheumatoid arthritis patients receiving methotrexate
ConclusionsLiver fibrosis measured with Fibroscan was associated with cumulative MTX. RA patients with metabolic syndrome including high body mass index and fatty liver, had a higher risk of MTX ‐induced hepatic fibrosis. RA patients with high cumulative MTX dose, especially patients with concurrent metabolic syndrome, should be cautiously monitored for liver fibrosis. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ratchaya Lertnawapan, Soonthorn Chonprasertsuk, Sith Siramolpiwat Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Long ‐term efficacy of repeated sodium hyaluronate injections in adult patients with Kashin‐Beck disease of the knee
AbstractAimTo prospectively evaluate the long ‐term efficacy and safety of repeated sodium hyaluronate injections for the treatment of knee pain due to Kashin‐Beck disease (KBD).MethodsA total of 85 patients with KBD ‐based knee pain were treated with two cycles of a 5‐week course of sodium hyaluronate and received clinical assessments with a follow‐up period of 24 months after the first cycle. The primary efficacy measure was the visual analogue scale (VAS) pain score. The second efficacy measure include d the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) scores; and the patients&rs...
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 20, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Xin Tang, Zong ‐ke Zhou, Bin Shen, Peng‐de Kang, Fu‐xing Pei, Jian Li Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Low ‐density lipoprotein net charge is a risk factor for atherosclerosis in lupus patients independent of lipid concentrations
ConclusionsLow ‐density lipoprotein net charge may be considered a new independent contributor to subclinical atherosclerosis in SLE patients. The observed relationship was independent of lipid concentrations and extends the prominent role that IDL and LDL play in cardiovascular risk. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 18, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Marina Rodr íguez, Montse Guardiola, Iris Oliva, Joan Carles Vallvé, Raimon Ferré, Lluís Masana, Sandra Parra, Josep Ribalta, Antoni Castro Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

An evaluation of the Virtual Monitoring Clinic, a novel nurse ‐led service for monitoring patients with stable rheumatoid arthritis
AbstractObjectivesTo study clinical and patient reported outcomes for the Virtual Monitoring Clinic (VMC), a remote nurse ‐led telemonitoring service for monitoring Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients treated with disease‐modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).MethodsPatients with stable RA enrolled in the VMC were followed up prospectively. The primary outcomes evaluated at 1 ‐year follow‐up were: Disease Activity Score‐28 (DAS28), Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data 3 (RAPID3), and patient satisfaction assessed using an 11‐point Likert scale.ResultsOf the 251 patients enrolled, 186 completed 1 ‐year of ...
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 18, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Li ‐Ching Chew, Xiaohui Xin, Hui Yang, Julian Thumboo Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prevalence of minimal disease activity in Australian patients with Psoriatic Arthritis: Assessing the outcome of national funding criteria for biologic disease ‐modifying antirheumatic drug prescribing
AbstractAimDiscrepancies exist between international treatment guidelines and current Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) criteria for funding biologic disease ‐modifying antirheumatic drug (bDMARD) prescribing in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). We aimed to determine the prevalence of minimal disease activity (MDA) achievement and differences in inflammatory marker levels between PsA patients who have and have not met the Australian PBS criteria for bDMARDs.MethodConsecutive participants diagnosed with PsA were assessed for MDA components and serum inflammatory markers. For those on bDMARDs, joint counts and infla...
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 18, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Eliza K. Pontifex, Kokum Dissanayake, David Bursill, Tiffany Gill Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Initial presentation determines clinical entity in patients with anti ‐centromere antibody positivity
ConclusionOur study confirmed that many ACA ‐positive cases can be classified into an autoimmune disease type on presentation. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 14, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Masako Tsukamoto, Katsuya Suzuki, Tsutomu Takeuchi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The impact of systemic sclerosis on health ‐related quality of life assessed by SF‐36: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
ConclusionsThis meta ‐analysis showed that SSc patients had lower HRQoL than healthy controls, and SSc had negative influence on the HRQoL of patients. This indicates that clinical workers should pay more attention to SSc patients' HRQoL, so as to improve global health of patients with SSc. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 14, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Lin Li, Yafei Cui, Shengnan Chen, Qian Zhao, Ting Fu, Juan Ji, Liren Li, Zhifeng Gu Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Neutrophil ‐to‐lymphocyte ratio, mean platelet volume and platelet‐to‐lymphocyte ratio in Behçet’s disease and their correlation with disease activity: A meta‐analysis
ConclusionsThis finding suggests that NLR may be a potential index to evaluate the disease activity of BD, although there are limitations of small number of studies and heterogeneity of individual characteristics. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 11, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Young Ho Lee, Gwan Gyu Song Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Elderly onset of early rheumatoid arthritis is a risk factor for bone erosions, refractory to treatment: KURAMA cohort
This study aimed to investigate how old age at disease onset affects patient treatment and prognosis in early RA.MethodsData from the Kyoto University Rheumatoid Arthritis Management Alliance (KURAMA) cohort was analyzed. From 2011 to 2015, a total of 2182 patients with RA were enrolled in the cohort; 239 patients were newly diagnosed with RA and were followed up for 2  years. The patients were divided into the following two groups: the young‐onset RA (YORA) which included patients
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 11, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Koichi Murata, Hiromu Ito, Motomu Hashimoto, Kohei Nishitani, Kosaku Murakami, Masao Tanaka, Wataru Yamamoto, Tsuneyo Mimori, Shuichi Matsuda Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Regulation of osteoblasts by alkaline phosphatase in ankylosing spondylitis
ConclusionAlkaline phosphatase was highly expressed in AS patients, may be involved in the ankylosis of AS, and represents a possible therapeutic target for ankylosis. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 11, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Sungsin Jo, Jinil Han, Young L. Lee, Subin Yoon, Jaehyun Lee, Sung E. Wang, Tae ‐Hwan Kim Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Recent advances in pediatric rheumatology: January to March 2018
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ankita Singh, Nameirakpam Johnson, Surjit Singh Tags: EXPERT COMMENT Source Type: research

Recent advances in Pediatric Rheumatology: April to June 2018
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Nameirakpam Johnson, Ankita Singh, Surjit Singh Tags: EXPERT COMMENT Source Type: research

Association between chest computed tomography findings and respiratory adverse events in rheumatoid arthritis patients undergoing long ‐term biological therapy
ConclusionOur findings highlight particular CT findings that are associated with RAEs in RA patients undergoing long ‐term biological therapy. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Takuya Matsumoto, Shingo Iwano, Nobunori Takahashi, Shuji Asai, Tatsuo Watanabe, Nobuyuki Asai, Yasumori Sobue, Satoru Ito, Naoki Ishiguro, Toshihisa Kojima Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Clinical features and potential relevant factors of renal involvement in primary Sj ögren’s syndrome
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate distinct features of renal involvement in patients with primary Sj ögren’s syndrome (pSS) and to identify potential factors associated with renal involvement.MethodsFour hundred and thrity ‐four pSS patients from the Rheumatology Department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from 2013 to 2017 were included in a cross‐sectional study. Patients with renal involvement were compared with their age‐ and gender‐matched controls (pSS without renal involvem ent). Demographic, clinical, histological, nephritic, immunological features of renal involvement...
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Jing Luo, Shihao Xu, Yinqiu Lv, Xinshi Huang, Huxiang Zhang, Xiaochun Zhu, Xiaobing Wang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Masked pemphigus among pediatric patients with Castleman ’s disease
ConclusionIntractable mucocutaneous lesions with a concurrent tumor in children strongly indicate PNP resulting from CD. Because stomatitis or skin erosion may be the first presentation, mucocutaneous tissue biopsy and early detection of the underlying tumor are important. Earlier diagnosis is mandatory for the effective treatment of PNP and pulmonary involvement. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Shu ‐Ping Han, Lin‐Shien Fu, Lu‐Jen Chen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A qualitative study of quality of life domains and subdomains relevant to patients with spondyloarthritis
ConclusionsA wide range of QoL domains and subdomains are relevant to SpA patients in Singapore, and there appears to be minimal differences in their relative importance between SpA subtypes. This study supports the development and validation of common QoL ‐specific PROMs for usage in SpA. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Yu Heng Kwan, Warren Fong, Ying Ying Leung, Victoria Ie Ching Tan, Angela Frances Yap, Jie Kie Phang, Nai Lee Lui, Sungwon Yoon, Rahul Malhotra, Julian Thumboo, Truls Østbye Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Low additive effect of hydroxychloroquine on Japanese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus taking calcineurin inhibitor
AbstractAimTo assess for any additive value of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in Japanese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) depending on calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs).MethodsWe retrospectively evaluated patients with SLE who visited our hospital from 2015 to 2016 and were taking prednisolone (PSL) at
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Hironari Hanaoka, Harunobu Iida, Tomofumi Kiyokawa, Yukiko Takakuwa, Kimito Kawahata Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Performance of routine assessment of patient index data 3 (RAPID3) in monitoring disease activity of Chinese rheumatoid arthritis patients
ConclusionRAPID3 showed good correlation with DAS28 scoring systems, especially in patients with moderate/high disease activity. RAPID3 is a reliable and convenient tool to monitor disease activity. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Xiaohui Zhang, Anzhi Xie, Yu Wang, Xuerong Deng, Yan Geng, Lanlan Ji, Yanjie Hao, Guangtao Li, Zhuoli Zhang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Fc ‐gamma receptor expression profile in a North‐Indian cohort of pediatric‐onset systemic lupus erythematosus: An observational study
ConclusionNo significant differences were observed in Fc γR expression between patients and controls. However, the overall trends of FcγR expression and decreased CD16 on monocytes and neutrophils are in consonance with data from larger cohorts of adult SLE patients. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Vijai Williams, Amit Rawat, Pandiarajan Vignesh, Jitendra Kumar Shandilya, Anju Gupta, Surjit Singh Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Treatment of deep vein thrombosis in a patient with Behcet syndrome using ultrasound ‐accelerated catheter‐directed thrombolysis
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Nuh Atas, Özkan Varan, Hakan Babaoglu, Reyhan B. Salman, Hasan Satıs, Abdullah Ozer, Abdurrahman Tufan Source Type: research

High prevalence and correlates of osteoporosis in men aged 50   years and over: A nationwide osteoporosis survey in Taiwan
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Chi ‐Hua Ko, Shan‐Fu Yu, Fu‐Mei Su, Jia‐Feng Chen, Ying‐Chou Chen, Yu‐Jih Su, Han‐Ming Lai, Wen‐Chan Chiu, Chung‐Yuan Hsu, Tien‐Tsai Cheng, Shun‐Jen Chang Source Type: research

Association study between killer immunoglobulin ‐like receptor polymorphisms and ankylosing spondylitis disease: An updated meta‐analysis
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ramazan Rezaei, Shayan Mostafaei, Saeed Aslani, Ahmadreza Jamshidi, Mahdi Mahmoudi Source Type: research

Elevated expression of miR ‐21 and miR‐155 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells as potential biomarkers for lupus nephritis
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Majid Khoshmirsafa, Nahid Kianmehr, Reza Falak, Seyed Javad Mowla, Farhad Seif, Behnaz Mirzaei, Mohadeseh Valizadeh, Mehdi Shekarabi Source Type: research

Group therapy in a cohort study of Egyptian patients with rheumatoid arthritis
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Taifoor Hamad Farah, Shirin Mostafa El ‐Makawi, Ola Osama Khalaf, Wafaa Gaber, Hatem Hamdi Eleishi Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of oral high ‐trough level tacrolimus in acute/subacute interstitial pneumonia with dermatomyositis
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Takayasu Suzuka, Takuya Kotani, Tohru Takeuchi, Youhei Fujiki, Kenichiro Hata, Shuzo Yoshida, Takeshi Shoda, Shigeki Makino, Shigeki Arawaka Source Type: research

A longitudinal analysis of pain experience and recall in fibromyalgia
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Charles Van Liew, Karissa Standridge, Gabriel Leon, Terry A. Cronan Source Type: research

An evaluation of depression, anxiety and fatigue in patients with Beh çet’s disease
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Sevinc Can Sandikci, Seda Colak, Ahmet Omma, Mehmet E. Enecik Source Type: research

Prior fracture and refracture among patients admitted with hip fracture: Data from a regional hip fracture registry in Sri Lanka
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Saumyarika Sabapathippillai, Sarath Lekamwasam Source Type: research

Cross ‐cultural adaptation and validation of the Korean Version of the Functional Index for Hand Osteoarthritis (FIHOA)
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ga Young Ahn, Soo ‐Kyung Cho, Sung Joo Cha, Eunwoo Nam, Jung‐Eun Lee, Renée Liliane Dreiser, Emmanuel Maheu, Yoon‐Kyoung Sung Source Type: research

Complex interventions of abdominal aorta and its branches in children with Takayasu arteritis: Clinical experience from a tertiary care center in north ‐west India
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Rajesh Vijayvergiya, Ankur K. Jindal, Rakesh K. Pilania, Deepti Suri, Anju Gupta, Ashish Sharma, Saroj K. Sinha, Manphool Singhal, Ajay Bahl, Surjit Singh Source Type: research

Impact of EUSTAR standardized training on accuracy of modified Rodnan skin score in patients with systemic sclerosis
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Jun Won Park, Ga Young Ahn, Ji ‐Won Kim, Eun Seong Park, Ji‐Hyoun Kang, Sung Hae Chang, In Ah Choi, Su‐Jin Yoo, Jin Kyun Park, Kichul Shin, Yong‐Beom Park, Jae‐Bum Jun, László Czirják, Yannick Allanore, Marco Matucci‐Cerinic, Source Type: research

Childhood ‐onset Takayasu arteritis: A 15‐year experience from a tertiary referral center
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Sezgin Sahin, Duhan Hopurcuoglu, Sule Bektas, Ezgi Belhan, Amra Adrovic, Kenan Barut, Nur Canpolat, Salim Caliskan, Lale Sever, Ozgur Kasapcopur Source Type: research

IL ‐17A haplotype confers susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus but not to rheumatoid arthritis in Mexican patients
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Isela Mont úfar‐Robles, Rosa E. Barbosa‐Cobos, Isidro Alemán‐Ávila, Julián Ramírez‐Bello Source Type: research

Development of the Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration cohort
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Rangi Kandane ‐Rathnayake, Vera Golder, Worawit Louthrenoo, Shue‐Fen Luo, Yeong‐Jian Jan Wu, Zhanguo Li, Yuan An, Aisha Lateef, Sargunan Sockalingam, Sandra V. Navarra, Leonid Zamora, Laniyati Hamijoyo, Yasuhiro Katsumata, Masayoshi Har Source Type: research

Rituximab ‐associated posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Khader N. Mustafa, Ula Qasem, Nosaiba T. Al ‐Ryalat, Isam K. Bsisu Source Type: research

Mortality in autoimmune rheumatic diseases with anti ‐Ro/SSA antibody in Korea: Single center‐based retrospective study
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Seong ‐Kyu Kim, Jung‐Yoon Choe, Sang Gyu Kwak Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders among 350 garment workers in Bangladesh: A cross ‐sectional pilot study
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Md. Nahiduzzamane Shazzad, Shamim Ahmed, Syed Atiqul Haq, Md. Nazrul Islam, Md. Abu Shahin, Minhaj Rahim Choudhury, Abu Tahir Muhammad Tanveer Hasan, Syed Jamil Abdal, Johannes Jacobus Rasker Source Type: research

Polyarticular evolution and late ‐onset psoriasis may be associated with cardiovascular disease in psoriatic arthritis
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Rub én Queiro, Andrés Lorenzo, Patricia Tejón, Estefanía Pardo, Pablo Coto, Javier Ballina Source Type: research

Antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody ‐associated vasculitis with and without renal involvement: C3 contributes to prognosis, but renal involvement does not
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Shoichi Fukui, Naoki Iwamoto, Ayuko Takatani, Takashi Igawa, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Ayako Nishino, Tomohiro Koga, Shin ‐ya Kawashiri, Mami Tamai, Kunihiro Ichinose, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Shuntaro Sato, Atsushi Kawak Source Type: research

Anti ‐TIF1γ antibody and the expression of TIF1γ in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Young Kim, Kyu Sang Song, Eun Hee Sohn, Seong Wook Kang, In Seol Yoo, Seung ‐Cheol Shim, Su‐Jin Yoo, Jinhyun Kim Source Type: research

Clinical significance of anti ‐DNA/N‐methyl‐D‐aspartate receptor 2 antibodies in de novo and post‐steroid cases with neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - October 25, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Yuichiro Fujieda, Simone Mader, Venkatesh Jeganathan, Yoshiyuki Arinuma, Yuka Shimizu, Masaru Kato, Kenji Oku, Akiko Minami, Chikara Shimizu, Shinsuke Yasuda, Tatsuya Atsumi Source Type: research

Pharmacodynamic biomarkers and differential effects of TNF ‐ and GM‐CSF‐targeting biologics in rheumatoid arthritis
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - October 25, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Xiang Guo, Shiliang Wang, Alex Godwood, David Close, Patricia C. Ryan, Lorin K. Roskos, Wendy I. White Source Type: research

Response to: A case report on allopurinol induced crystalline maculopathy
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - October 25, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Erin Dohaney, Mark Seamone, Rudra Rishi Gupta Source Type: research

Role of fecal calprotectin in the assessment of intestinal inflammation in children with familial Mediterranean fever
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - October 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ozge Altug Gucenmez, Tuncay Kume, Balahan Makay, Omur Babayigit, Nur Arslan, Erbil Unsal Source Type: research

Back to the basics: Understanding joint swelling and tenderness at the wrist in rheumatoid arthritis through the use of ultrasonography
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, EarlyView. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - October 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: York Kiat Tan, Rajesh Babu Moorakonda, John Carson Allen, Li ‐Ching Chew, Julian Thumboo Source Type: research

Association between rheumatoid arthritis and genetic variants of natural resistance ‐associated macrophage protein 1 gene: A meta‐analysis
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases,Volume 21, Issue 9, Page 1651-1658, September 2018. (Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: APLAR Journal of Rheumatology - October 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Hong Wang, Fei ‐Fei Yuan, Zi‐Wei Dai, Bin Wang, Dong‐Qing Ye Source Type: research