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[Hot Topic] Revisiting hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for patients with chronic immunity-mediated inflammatory rheumatic diseases

It is an appropriate time to review HCQ immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory mechanisms impact on disease activity and survival of systemic lupus erythematosus patient. Authors also discuss possible adverse effects, adding a practical approach to monitoring rheumatic patients during treatment with these drugs.

[Highly Accessed] Mat Pilates is as effective as aquatic aerobic exercise in treating women with fibromyalgia: a clinical, randomized and blind trial

Significant improvements were observed in the two groups in relation to the disease symptoms, and no differences were observed between mat Pilates and aquatic aerobic exercise in any of the measured variables.

  1. Authors: Marília de Fátima Cirioli de Oliveira, Vanessa Cristina Leopoldo, Karla Ribeiro Costa Pereira, Daniela Aparecida de Moraes, Juliana Bernardes Elias Dias, Maynara Santana Gonçalves, Leandra Naíra Zambelli Ramalho, Bruna Nogueira dos Santos, Maria Carolina de Oliveira and Renata Cristina Campos Pereira Silveira

    Content type: Research

  1. Authors: Licia Maria Henrique da Mota, Adriana Maria Kakehasi, Ana Paula Monteiro Gomides, Angela Luzia Branco Pinto Duarte, Bóris Afonso Cruz, Claiton Viegas Brenol, Cleandro Pires de Albuquerque, Geraldo da Rocha Castelar Pinheiro, Ieda Maria Magalhães Laurindo, Ivanio Alves Pereira, Manoel Barros Bertolo, Mariana Peixoto Guimarães Ubirajara Silva de Souza, Max Vitor Carioca de Freitas, Paulo Louzada-Júnior, Ricardo Machado Xavier and Rina Dalva Neubarth Giorgi

    Content type: Position article and guidelines

  2. Authors: Valderilio Feijó Azevedo, Igor Age Kos, Ana Beatriz Vargas-Santos, Geraldo da Rocha Castelar Pinheiro and Eduardo dos Santos Paiva

    Content type: Review

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Formerly named Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia, the journal is celebrating its 60th year of publication in 2020. Articles published prior to January 2018 are available here.

Aims and scope

Advances in Rheumatology is an international, open access journal publishing pre-clinical, translational and clinical studies on all aspects of paediatric and adult rheumatic diseases, including degenerative, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. We welcome original research (including systematic reviews and meta-analyses), reviews, guidelines and letters arising from published material.

About the Editors-in-Chief

New Content ItemDr. Marcos Renato de Assis is Professor of Rheumatology at Marilia Medical School, Brazil. He completed his PhD in Rehabilitation at Federal University of São Paulo, in 2003, studying patients with fibromyalgia. He also has specialization in PM&R and acted as senior teaching assistant for a distance-learning training program on clinical research by Harvard Medical School (2010-2015). His interests are fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, tools validation and distance learning.

New Content ItemDr. Simone Appenzeller is Associate Professor of Rheumatology at University of Campinas, Brazil, where she received her PhD, in 2006, investigating systemic lupus erythematosus. She did a postdoc at McGill University, Canada, and then at University of Stavanger, Norway. As a researcher, she uses neuroimaging to understand the role of the central nervous system in systemic lupus erythematosus.

About the Society

The Brazilian Society of Rheumatology (SBR) was founded in 1949 and its mission is to promote excellence in rheumatology by encouraging teaching, research and care, and contributing to the formulation of public policies aimed at the health and well-being of the rheumatic patients. SBR brings together Brazilian rheumatologists, disseminating the specialty, organizing courses and congresses, and fostering scientific research.

In 2018, the Society approved and published its Code of Ethics whose principles are intended to ensure its mission, vision, and values, according to its statuses and bylaws. Read the full document here.

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