Dissociation Between Clinical Benefit and Persistent Urate Lowering in Patients with Chronic Refractory Gout Treated with Pegloticase.
CONCLUSION: Chronic refractory gout patients not achieving protocol-defined persistent urate lowering still achieve significant clinical benefits with pegloticase treatment, suggesting that transient reduction in serum urate may result in sustained clinical benefit. PMID: 31203212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Pillinger MH, Fields T, Yeo AE, Lipsky PE Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Systematic Literature Review by the Lupus Task Force of the OMERACT Ultrasound Working Group.
CONCLUSION: This literature review demonstrates the need of further research and validation work to define the role of US as an outcome measurement instrument for the musculoskeletal manifestations in SLE patients. PMID: 31203213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Wong PC, Lee G, Sedie AD, Hanova P, Inanc N, Jousse-Joulin S, Ohrndorf S, Stoenoiu MS, Keen HI, Terslev L, D'Agostino MA, Bruyn GA Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Role of carotid ultrasound in addition to SCORE for the cardiovascular risk stratification of patients with psoriatic arthritis.
CONCLUSION: A considerable number of PsA patients have clinical estimated intermediate or high risk of a fatal CV event. Carotid US study detects subclinical vascular disease and may be useful to depict the real risk. The presence of atheroma is only partially explained by the classical CV risk factors. PMID: 31203214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Martínez-Vidal MP, Andrés M, Jovaní V, Santos-Ramírez C, Romera C, Fernández-Carballido C Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Methotrexate in the Treatment of Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis.
CONCLUSION: Methotrexate monotherapy is an effective treatment for IGM. PMID: 31203215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Postolova A, Troxell ML, Wapnir IL, Genovese MC Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Infection rates before and after a diagnosis of IgA vasculitis in childhood: a population-wide study using non-exposed matched controls.
CONCLUSION: In IgAV childhood patients there is an increased long-term risk for a broader spectrum of infections, which is unrelated to SI prior to diagnosis or treatment. This suggests disease specific factors may have a lasting effect on immune-competence in childhood IgAV. PMID: 31203216 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Nossent J, Raymond W, Keen H, Preen DB, Inderjeeth CA Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Pain-associated mediators and axon pathfinders in fibromyalgia skin cells.
ccedil;eyler N Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the expression of cytokine, nociceptionassociated ion channel, and axon guidance genes in skin cells fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) patients differs from healthy controls potentially contributing to pain and small fiber degeneration in FMS. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 128 patients and 26 healthy controls. All study participants underwent neurological examination and a skin punch biopsy was obtained from the lateral calf and thigh. Skin samples were processed to histologically determine intraepidermal nerve fiber density (IENFD) and for primary fib...
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Evdokimov D, Kreß L, Dinkel P, Frank J, Sommer C, Üçeyler N Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Renal parenchymal thickness in scleroderma patients is related to intrarenal haemodynamic parameters and Raynaud's renal phenomenon.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Renal involvement in systemic sclerosis (SSc) range from urinary abnormalities, reduction of glomerular filtrate rate (GFR), high renal resistive index to scleroderma renal crisis (SCR). Intrarenal resistance indices are considered markers of renal scleroderma-associated vasculopathy. The aim of this study is to evaluate renal morphological parameters, such as renal length, parenchymal thickness, atrophy index, renal sinus in SSc patients and to correlate it with renal function and hemodynamic parameters. METHODS: Ninety-two SSc patients and forty healthy controls (HC) were enrolled in thi...
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Antonietta G, Biagio B, Ludovica GM, Viviana Z, Rosario C, Edoardo R Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Testing the Model for Predicting Effectiveness of Anakinra in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
Abstract We read the article by Saccomanno, et al, "Predictors of effectiveness of anakinra in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis," with great interest1 They reported that shorter disease duration, fewer active joints, higher ferritin levels, and greater activity of systemic manifestations were independently correlated with achievement of complete clinical response at 1 year (CCR1) in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA). PMID: 31203219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ozen S, Demir S, Batu ED Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Blood Pressure Variability and Age-related Blood Pressure Patterns in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
CONCLUSION: Age-related blood pressure patterns in SLE differ from the general population. Increased visit-to-visit BPV is affected by many disease-specific and traditional cardiovascular factors. Increased diastolic BPV is highly associated with cardiovascular events in SLE. PMID: 31203220 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Stojan G, Magder LS, Petri M Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Treating Psoriatic Arthritis to Target: Defining Psoriatic Arthritis Disease Activity Score (PASDAS) That Reflects State Of Minimal Disease Activity (MDA).
CONCLUSION: A PASDAS score
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Perruccio AV, Got M, Li S, Ye Y, Gladman DD, Chandran V Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Correlates of Successful Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Management: Clinician-driven Treatment, Home-based Strategies, & Medication Change.
CONCLUSION: Flares occur frequently even in patients with low disease activity. Independent of home-based or clinically guided care, making a medication change and having less severe pain during a flare were associated with better flare outcomes. Of interest, the decision to change medications was frequently made without clinical advice. Future directions might address how best to intervene when patients experience flares and whether patient initiated medication changes have adverse outcomes. PMID: 31203222 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Mahmoud TG, Huang J, Frits M, Iannaccone C, Bykerk V, Bingham CO, Weinblatt M, Shadick NA Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Association between Comorbidities and Quality of Life in Psoriatic Arthritis: Results from a Multicentric Cross-sectional Study (PSAQUAL study).
Abstract OBJECTIVE: In psoriatic arthritis (PsA), comorbidities add to the burden of disease, which may lead to poorer quality of life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between comorbidities and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Patients from a multicentric, cross-sectional study on comorbidities in PsA were included in the analysis. Data on comorbidities were collected and were subsequently used to compute the modified Rheumatic Disease Comorbidity Index (mRDCI). The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36) physical (PCS) and mental component (MCS) summary scales were used to asse...
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: W B, X D, E H, P P, V D, Rm F, J P Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Encounters with Rheumatologists in a Publicly-Funded Canadian Healthcare System: A Population-Based Study.
CONCLUSION: Over a 15-year period, the annual percentage of the population seen by a rheumatologist remained constant and the volume of new patients decreased, while follow up patient encounters increased. Patient encounters per rheumatologist decreased over time. Our findings provide novel information for rheumatology workforce planning. Factors affecting clinical activity warrant further research. PMID: 31203224 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Widdifield J, Bernatsky S, Pope JE, Ahluwalia V, Barber CEH, Eder L, Kuriya B, Ling V, Paterson JM, Thorne C Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Rituximab Therapy for Systemic Rheumatoid Vasculitis: Indications, Outcomes and Adverse Events.
CONCLUSION: Systemic RV is difficult to treat effectively. Complete remission of RV was achieved in 62% and partial response in 38% of patients within 12 months of rituximab use. Further evidence is needed to inform treatment for patients with RV. PMID: 31203225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Coffey CM, Richter MD, Crowson CS, Koster MJ, Warrington KJ, Ytterberg SR, Makol A Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Does Abatacept Increase Postoperative Adverse Events in Rheumatoid Arthritis Compared with Conventional Synthetic Disease-modifying Drugs?
CONCLUSION: Compared with csDMARDs and/or steroids without ABT, adding ABT to the treatment does not appear to increase the incidence rates of postoperative adverse events in RA patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. Large cohort studies should be performed to add evidence for the perioperative safety profile of ABT. PMID: 31203226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ito H, Tsuji S, Nakayama M, Mochida Y, Nishida K, Ishikawa H, Kojima T, Matsumoto T, Kubota A, Mochizuki T, Sakuraba K, Matsushita I, Nakajima A, Hara R, Haraguchi A, Matsubara T, Kanbe K, Nakagawa N, Hamaguchi M, Momohara S, JOSRA Consortium Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Evolution of Pulmonary Function in a Cohort of Interstitial Lung Disease Patients Positive to Antisynthetase Antibodies (ASAB).
CONCLUSION: Improvement of pulmonary function was observed in 67% of the patients, improvement was observed in all ASAB groups and occurred within the 6 months after initiating medical treatment. PMID: 31203227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: González-Pérez MI, Mejía-Hurtado JG, Pérez-Román DI, Buendía-Roldán I, Mejía M, Falfán-Valencia R, Toledo HNM, Rojas-Serrano J Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Secukinumab immunogenicity over 52 weeks in patients with psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
CONCLUSION: Secukinumab treatment was associated with a low (
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Deodhar A, Gladman DD, McInnes IB, Spindeldreher S, Martin R, Pricop L, Porter B, Safi J, Shete A, Bruin G Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Major Infections In Patients with Anca-associated Vasculitis. Influence on The Disease Outcome.
CONCLUSION: Our results confirm that major infections are the main cause of death in patients with AAV. PMID: 31203229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Garcia-Vives E, Segarra-Medrano A, Martinez-Valle F, Agraz I, Solans-Laque R Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Dr. Tibaldi, et al reply.
Abstract We are pleased by the interest of Ozen and colleagues1 for our work2 and appreciate their choice to test our predictive model of response to anakinra in their cohort of children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA). The authors used the same definition of complete clinical response (CCR) as in our study and quantified the activity of systemic disease through the systemic manifestation score (SMS) that we developed2. PMID: 31203230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tibaldi J, Saccomanno B, Caorsi R, Ravelli A Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Orthopaedic Surgery Trend in Rheumatoid Arthritis - results of the National Registry of Hospitalised Patients (CMBD) over a 17 year period (1999-2015). TREND-AR Study.
CONCLUSION: Although the overall OS rate has not changed, there is a decrease in the rate of arthrodesis at all ages, THA in patients under 80 years of age, as well as TKA and ULA in patients under 60 years of age. PMID: 31203231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 15, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Peña M, Quirós-Donate J, Fernández EP, Crespí-Villarías N, Costa ED, García-Vadillo A, Espinosa M, Macía-Villa C, Morell-Hita JL, Martinez-Prada C, Villaverde V, Quiroga IM, Guzón-Illescas O, Barbadillo C, Prada MF, Godoy H, Varela AH, Izquierdo M Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Dr. Kang, et al reply.
Abstract We thank Dr. Rothschild for his interest1 in our article2 on the incidence of arterial and venous thrombosis in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV). He raises the interesting issue of susceptibility to both arterial and venous thrombotic events, which is also characteristic of antiphospholipid syndrome. PMID: 31154407 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kang A, Antonelou M, Wong NL, Tanna A, Arulkumaran N, Tam FWK, Pusey CD Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Canadian Rheumatology Association Meeting Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Montreal, Quebec, Canada February - March 2, 2019.
Abstract The 73rd Annual Meeting of The Canadian Rheumatology Association was held at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada February 27 - March 2, 2019. The program consisted of presentations covering original research, symposia, awards, and lectures. Highlights of the meeting include the following 2019 Award Winners: Distinguished Rheumatologist, Edward Keystone; Distinguished Investigator, Diane Lacaille; Teacher-Educator, Shirley Tse; Emerging Investigator, Glen Hazlewood; Best Abstract on SLE Research by a Trainee - Ian Watson Award, Alexandra Legge; Best Abstract on Clinical or Epidemiolo...
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Silverman ED Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

A Rose by Any Other Name: Classified Accelerated Erosive Osteoarthritis or Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease, a Clarion for Aggressive Intervention.
Abstract The analysis of accelerated osteoarthritis (OA) by Davis, et al 1 noted the predominantly interphalangeal joint distribution of associated erosions and suggested a likely inflammatory derivation of the process. That description, however, is also applicable to a disorder long recognized as inflammatory in character: calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD)2. PMID: 31154409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Rothschild BM Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Malignancies In Giant Cell Arteritis: A Population-Based Cohort Study.
CONCLUSION: In this Swedish population-based cohort of GCA, the overall risk for cancer was not increased compared to the background population. However, there was an increased risk for leukemia and a decreased risk for breast and upper gastrointestinal tract cancer. PMID: 31154410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Stamatis P, Turesson C, Willim M, Nilsson JÅ, Englund M, Mohammad AJ Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

The Effect of Triage Assessments on Identifying Inflammatory Arthritis and Reducing Rheumatology Wait Times in Ontario.
CONCLUSION: Patients triaged and expedited by ERPs resulted in shorter wait times compared to usual care, however some patients with IA/SARD were missed and waited longer. Our findings suggest that ERPs working in a triage role can improve access to care for those patients correctly identified with IA/SARD. Further research needs to identify an ongoing ERP educational process to ensure the success of the model. PMID: 31154411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ahluwalia V, Brooks S, Sweezie R, Bell M, Kendzerska T, Widdifield J, Bombardier C, AHRT Investigators Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Are Thrombotic Events in Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-associated Vasculitis Related to the Effect of Antiphospholipid Antibodies?
Abstract The high incidence of thrombotic phenomenon among individuals with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) was the subject of an intriguing article by Kang, et al 1 The reported susceptibility to both arterial and venous thrombotic events is also uniquely characteristic of the antiphospholipid syndrome2,3. PMID: 31154412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Rothschild BM Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Long-term drug survival of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
CONCLUSION: After>12 months of follow-up, more patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving etanercept remain on treatment compared with other TNFi. PMID: 31154413 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Emery P, Vlahos B, Szczypa P, Thakur M, Jones HE, Woolcott J, Estrella PVS, Rolland C, Gibofsky A, Citera G, Sockalingam S, Marshall L Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

MRI Results Following Discontinuation of Methotrexate in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated With Subcutaneous Tocilizumab: The COMP-ACT MRI Substudy.
CONCLUSION: In a subset of patients who achieved low disease activity with TCZ + MTX, MRI changes were minimal in intra-articular inflammation and damage measures in patients who discontinued MTX vs those who continued TCZ + MTX. PMID: 31154414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Peterfy C, Kremer J, Rigby W, Singer N, Birchwood C, Gill D, Reiss W, Pei J, Michalska M Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Vascular pathology and osteoarthritis: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: There is evidence suggesting an association between vascular pathology and risk of hand and knee osteoarthritis with a potential causal relationship for knee osteoarthritis. Based on the limited evidence, it is hard to conclude an association for hip osteoarthritis. Further stronger evidence is needed to determine whether there is a causal relationship. PMID: 31154415 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Hussain SM, Dawson C, Wang Y, Tonkin AM, Chou L, Wluka AE, Cicuttini FM Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Association of serum Tocilizumab trough concentrations with clinical disease activity index scores in adult rheumatoid arthritis patients.
CONCLUSION: In the first 24 weeks of treatment with SC TCZ injections, TCZ concentrations are associated with clinical improvement, while body weight and BMI are inversely associated with TCZ concentrations. Personalizing the dose of SC TCZ to body weight may improve outcomes of clinical disease activity in RA patients. PMID: 31154416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Arad U, Elkayam O Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Insurance Payer type and Income are associated with outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty.
CONCLUSION: This information can help to risk-stratify patients post-TSA. Future assessments of modifiable mediators of these complications are needed. PMID: 31154417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Singh JA, Cleveland JD Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Impact of gut involvement in patients with high probability of early spondyloarthritis. Data from DESIR cohort.
CONCLUSION: in early SpA, IBD occurs with an incidence of 1/100 patient-years, and is associated with poor outcome, familial history of IBD, absence of HLA-B27, fulfillment of modified New York criteria. PMID: 31154418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Wendling D, Guillot X, Prati C, Miceli-Richard C, Molto A, Lories R, Dougados M Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Shifting from a Rheumatologic Point of View toward Patient-centered Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis with an Integrated Management of Comorbidities.
PMID: 31154441 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Roubille C, Fesler P, Combe B Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Gaining the Upper Hand on Systemic Sclerosis Digital Ulcers.
PMID: 31154442 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ross L, Nikpour M Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Treatment of Refractory Anti-HMG-CoA Reductase Myopathy: A Role for Rituximab?
PMID: 31154443 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Mammen AL Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Predicting Remission Remains a Challenge in Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
PMID: 31154444 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Shoop-Worrall SJW, Hyrich KL Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Phaeohyphomycosis Due to Exophiala oligosperma in an Immunocompromised Host.
PMID: 31154445 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Nishikawa H, Taniguchi Y Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Identify Cognitive Impairment in Young Patients with Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
PMID: 31154446 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Li YC, Chang DM, Lu CC Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Drs. Tayer-Shifman and Touma reply.
PMID: 31154447 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tayer-Shifman OE, Touma Z Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Functional Significance of the C324R Mutation Examined Using a Structural Biological Approach.
PMID: 31154448 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Goulielmos GN, Zervou MI, Eliopoulos E Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Dr. Maeshima, et al, reply.
PMID: 31154449 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Maeshima K, Okada S, Shibata H Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

The Role of Ultrasound in Psoriatic Arthritis - Do We Need a Score?
Authors: PMID: 31154450 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - June 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Value of the Multibiomarker Disease Activity Score to Predict Remission in RA: What Does the Evidence Show?
PMID: 31043495 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - May 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Fleischmann R Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Methotrexate in Our Hearts.
PMID: 31043496 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - May 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ljung L, Holmqvist M Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

How Important Are the Standard Measures in Assessing the Clinical Outcomes in Psoriatic Arthritis in Real-world Settings?
PMID: 31043497 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - May 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Iannone F Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Methotrexate in Giant Cell Arteritis Deserves a Second Chance - A High-dose Methotrexate Trial Is Needed.
PMID: 31043498 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - May 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Brouwer E, VAN DER Geest KSM, Sandovici M Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Soft Tissue Calcinosis Universalis Visualized with Novel 3-D Computed Tomography Cinematic Rendering.
PMID: 31043499 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - May 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Rowe SP, Fritz J, Fishman EK Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Has Potential for Assessment of Spondyloarthritis: Arguments for its Study and Use.
PMID: 31043500 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - May 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Hall-Craggs MA, Bray TJP, Ciurtin C, Bainbridge A Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Drs. Lambert and Maksymowych reply.
PMID: 31043501 [PubMed - in process] (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - May 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Lambert RG, Maksymowych WP Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in smokers is associated with Restrictive Spirometry Pattern: an analysis in the COPDGene cohort.
This study investigated whether DISH is associated with restrictive spirometry pattern (RSP) in former and current smokers. METHODS: 1,784 participants with complete post-bronchodilator spirometry who did not meet spirometric criteria for COPD at time of enrollment in the COPDGene study were included in this study. Subjects were classified as RSP if they had Forced Expiratory volume in one second \(FEV1) to Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) ratio> 0.7 with an FVC
Source: J Rheumatol - May 1, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Oudkerk SF, Mohamed Hoesein FAA, Öner FC, Verlaan JJ, de Jong PA, Kuperus JS, Cho M, McDonald ML, Lynch DA, Silverman EK, Crapo JD, Make BJ, Lowe KE, Regan EA Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research