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  1. In Brazil, socioeconomic differences in the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been demonstrated, which are important in the formulation of hypotheses regarding the association between environmental f...

    Authors: Nathália de Carvalho Sacilotto, Rina Dalva Neubarth Giorgi, Ana Beatriz Vargas-Santos, Cleandro Pires de Albuquerque, Sebastião Cezar Radominski, Ivânio Alves Pereira, Maria Fernanda Brandão Resende Guimarães, Manoel Barros Bértolo, Paulo Louzada Jr, Maria de Fátima Lobato da Cunha Sauma, Karina Rossi Bonfiglioli, Claiton Viegas Brenol, Licia Maria Henrique da Mota and Geraldo da Rocha Castelar-Pinheiro

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:20

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  2. Correlate serum magnesium (Mg) and Calcium (Ca) levels with body composition and metabolic parameters in women with fibromyalgia (FM).

    Authors: Aline Andretta, Maria Eliana Madalozzo Schieferdecker, Ricardo Rasmussen Petterle, Eduardo dos Santos Paiva and César Luiz Boguszewski

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:18

    Content type: Research

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  3. Takayasu’s arteritis (TA) affects young women in the childbearing age group. We studied obstetric outcomes in these patients before and after disease onset.

    Authors: Latika Gupta, Durga Prasanna Misra, Sakir Ahmed, Avinash Jain, Abhishek Zanwar, Able Lawrence, Vikas Agarwal, Amita Aggarwal and Ramnath Misra

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:17

    Content type: Research

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  4. Last decades witnessed great technological advances in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) management, but their implementation in clinical practice might prove difficult. Despite the efficacy demonstrated in controlled...

    Authors: Ana Paula Monteiro Gomides, Cleandro Pires de Albuquerque, Ana Beatriz Vargas Santos, Manoel Barros Bértolo, Paulo Louzada Júnior, Rina Dalva Neubarth Giorgi, Sebastião Cezar Radominski, Maria Fernanda B. Resende Guimarães, Karina Rossi Bonfiglioli, Maria de Fátima Lobato da Cunha Sauma, Ivânio Alves Pereira, Claiton Viegas Brenol, Licia Maria Henrique da Mota and Geraldo da Rocha Castelar Pinheiro

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:16

    Content type: Research

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  5. Bone disease is common in patients undergoing hemodialysis. It is the result of bone turnover abnormalities and the decrease of bone mineral density (BMD). We aimed to determine the usefulness of serum bone tu...

    Authors: Maroua Slouma, Hela Sahli, Afef Bahlous, Lilia Laadhar, Wided Smaoui, Sonia Rekik, Imen Gharsallah, Meriem Sallami, Fatma Ben Moussa, Mohamed Elleuch and Elhem Cheour

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:15

    Content type: Research

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  6. Spondyloarthritis is a group of chronic inflammatory systemic diseases characterized by axial and/or peripheral joints inflammation, as well as extra-articular manifestations. The classification axial spondylo...

    Authors: Gustavo Gomes Resende, Eduardo de Souza Meirelles, Cláudia Diniz Lopes Marques, Adriano Chiereghin, Andre Marun Lyrio, Antônio Carlos Ximenes, Carla Gonçalves Saad, Célio Roberto Gonçalves, Charles Lubianca Kohem, Cláudia Goldenstein Schainberg, Cristiano Barbosa Campanholo, Júlio Silvio de Sousa Bueno Filho, Lenise Brandao Pieruccetti, Mauro Waldemar Keiserman, Michel Alexandre Yazbek, Penelope Esther Palominos…

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:19

    Content type: Position article and guidelines

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  7. Urinary parameters, anti-dsDNA antibodies and complement tests were explored in patients with childhood-Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (cSLE) early-onset lupus nephritis (ELN) from a large multicenter cohort study.

    Authors: Daniele Faria Miguel, Maria Teresa Terreri, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Eloisa Bonfá, Clovis Artur Almeida Silva, José Eduardo Corrente and Claudia Saad Magalhaes

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:10

    Content type: Research

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  8. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the leading cause of ischemic stroke and is one of the most common arrhythmias. Previous studies have shown that impaired diastolic functions, P wave dispersion (Pd), and prolonged ...

    Authors: Hasan Akkaya, Ertuğrul Emre Güntürk, Ercan Kaydok and Betül Özdemir

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:14

    Content type: Research

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  9. Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary auto-inflammatory disease characterized by recurrent fever and serosal inflammation. Anti-interleukin-1 (Anti-IL-1) treatments are recommended in colchicine r...

    Authors: Ali Şahin, Mehmet Emin Derin, Fatih Albayrak, Burak Karakaş and Yalçın Karagöz

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:12

    Content type: Research

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  10. The neutrophil/ lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR) have the potential to be inflammatory markers that reflect the activity of many inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to ev...

    Authors: Mohammed Hadi Al-Osami, Nabaa Ihsan Awadh, Khalid Burhan Khalid and Ammar Ihsan Awadh

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:13

    Content type: Research

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  11. The current diagnostic cornerstone for septic arthritis contains gram stains, bacterial culture, and cell count with a differential of aspirated synovial fluid. Recently, a synovial leukocyte esterase (LE) tes...

    Authors: Mehrnoush Hassas Yeganeh, Maryam Talaei, Alireza Ebrahimi Bazzaz, Khosro Rahmani, Reza Sinaei, Mohamadreza Fathi, Reza Shiari and Hamid Hosseinzadeh

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:11

    Content type: Research

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  12. EpiFibro (Brazilian Epidemiological Study of Fibromyalgia) was created to study patients with fibromyalgia (FM). Patients were included since 2011 according to the classification criteria for FM of the America...

    Authors: Marcos Renato de Assis, Eduardo dos Santos Paiva, Milton Helfenstein Jr, Roberto Ezequiel Heymann, Daniel Feldman Pollak, Jose Roberto Provenza, Aline Ranzolin, Marcelo Cruz Rezende, Luiz Severiano Ribeiro, Eduardo José R. Souza and José Eduardo Martinez

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:9

    Content type: Research

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  13. The results of investigations on the association between killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) gene polymorphisms and the risk of systemic sclerosis (SSc) are inconsistent. To comprehensively evaluate th...

    Authors: Elham Karimizadeh, Shayan Mostafaei, Saeed Aslani, Farhad Gharibdoost, Ricardo Machado Xavier, Patricia Hartstein Salim, Hoda Kavosi, Elham Farhadi and Mahdi Mahmoudi

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:8

    Content type: Review

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  14. Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked lysosomal disorder due to mutations in the GLA gene resulting in defective enzyme alpha-galactosidase A. FD patients are frequently misdiagnosed, commonly for rheumatic diseases....

    Authors: Nilton Salles Rosa Neto, Judith Campos de Barros Bento and Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:7

    Content type: Research

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  15. After publication of the original article [1], we were notified that there is a mistake in Fig. 2.

    Authors: Wilson de Melo Cruvinel, Luis Eduardo Coelho Andrade, Carlos Alberto von Mühlen, Alessandra Dellavance, Antônio Carlos Ximenes, Carlos David Bichara, Cleonice Bueno, Cristóvão Luis Pitangueira Mangueira, Eloísa Bonfá, Fabiano de Almeida Brito, Fernanda Bull Flumian, Glaucielen Gomes da Silva, Jozelia Rêgo, Lisiane Maria Ericoni dos Anjos, Natasha Slhessarenko, Sandra Gofinet Pasoto…

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:6

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:28

  16. Nephritis occurs frequently in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and may worsen disease morbidity and mortality. Knowing all characteristics of this manifestation helps to a prompt recognition and treatment.

    Authors: Juliana Delfino, Thiago Alberto F. G. dos Santos and Thelma L. Skare

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:5

    Content type: Research

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  17. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a granulomatous necrotizing vasculitis with high morbidity and mortality. Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody is a valuable diagnostic marker, however its titer lacks...

    Authors: Hamit Kucuk, Duygu Tecer, Berna Goker, Ozkan Varan, Hakan Babaoglu, Serdar Can Guven, Mehmet Akif Ozturk, Seminur Haznedaroglu and Abdurrahman Tufan

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 60:4

    Content type: Research

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  18. This study was aimed at evaluating the aerobic capacity of patients with antisynthetase syndrome (ASS) and dermatomyositis (DM) and analyzing possible relationships between aerobic capacity and disease status,...

    Authors: Alexandre Moura dos Santos, Rafael Giovani Missé, Isabela Bruna Pires Borges and Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 60:3

    Content type: Research

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  19. Coexisting fibromyalgia (FM) to psoriatic arthritis (PsA) has been identified and it has been associated with more severe symptoms, impaired function, and greater disability. It was aimed to explore the effect...

    Authors: Yasemin Ulus, Yesim Akyol, Ayhan Bilgici and Omer Kuru

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 60:1

    Content type: Research

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  20. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by generalized skeletal muscle chronic pain. Its etiology is not well defined, because there are several factors that may trigger it such as physical ...

    Authors: Luana Oliveira de Lima, Carlos Alexandre Martins Zicarelli, Andressa Saori Matsumura, Layse Rafaela Moroti-Perugini, Denilson de Castro Teixeira, Karen Barros Parron Fernandes, Priscila Daniele de Oliveira Perrucini and Regina Célia Poli-Frederico

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:59

    Content type: Research

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  21. Primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) is a systemic immune-mediated disease whose main characteristic is exocrine gland inflammation and, subsequent reduction in tear and saliva production. A delayed diagnosis is c...

    Authors: Virginia Fernandes Moça Trevisani, Sandra Gofinet Pasoto, Marilena Leal Mesquita Silvestre Fernandes, Maria Lúcia Lemos Lopes, Sonia Cristina de Magalhães Souza Fialho, Aysa César Pinheiro, Laura Caldas dos Santos, Simone Appenzeller, Tania Fidelix, Sandra Lúcia Euzébio Ribeiro, Danielle Christinne Soares Egypto de Brito, Tatiana Libório, Maria Carmen Lopes Ferreira Silva Santos, Leandro Tanure, Juliana D Agostino Gennari, Vinicius Tassoni Civile…

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:58

    Content type: Position article and guidelines

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  22. To compare the short-term effects of pulsed laser and pulsed and continuous ultrasound on pain and functional disability in women with chronic non-specific low back pain.

    Authors: Ana Paula Fernandes De Angelis Rubira, Marcelo Custódio Rubira, Lucas De Angelis Rubira, Josielli Comachio, Maurício Oliveira Magalhães and Amélia Pasqual Marques

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:57

    Content type: Research

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  23. The cross-sectional study aimed to assess left ventricular systolic function using global longitudinal strain (GLS) by speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) and arterial stiffness using cardio-ankle vascular...

    Authors: Punchong Hanvivadhanakul and Adisai Buakhamsri

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:56

    Content type: Research

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  24. Determine food intake and levels of serum magnesium (Mg) and calcium (Ca) and correlate these minerals with pain, quality of life and depression risk in women with and without fibromyalgia (FM).

    Authors: Aline Andretta, Emmanuelle Dias Batista, Maria Eliana Madalozzo Schieferdecker, Ricardo Rasmussen Petterle, César Luiz Boguszewski and Eduardo dos Santos Paiva

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:55

    Content type: Research

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  25. Tocilizumab (TCZ), a humanized monoclonal antibody against the interleukin-6 receptor, has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Because RA is a heterogenous disease a...

    Authors: Katie Tuckwell, Cem Gabay, Thierry Sornasse, Ruediger Paul Laubender, Jianmei Wang and Michael J. Townsend

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:54

    Content type: Research

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  26. The World Health Organization reports that one of the main incapacitating conditions in older adults is osteomusculoskeletal disorders, and among these is low back pain. There are few instruments translated an...

    Authors: Geisiane Rodrigues de Carvalho, Elenderjane Andrade de Oliveira, Vitor Tigre Martins Rocha, Daniele Sirineu Pereira and Leani Souza Máximo Pereira

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:53

    Content type: Research

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  27. Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are described in individuals with leprosy without the clinical features of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), a condition involving thromboembolic phenomena. We have de...

    Authors: Sandra Lúcia Euzébio Ribeiro, Helena Lúcia Alves Pereira, Antonio Luiz Boechat, Neusa Pereira Silva, Emilia Ionue Sato, Maria das Graças Souza Cunha, Luiz Fernando de Souza Passos and Maria Cristina Dos-Santos

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:52

    Content type: Research

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  28. The Hand Mobility in Scleroderma (HAMIS) test was created to measure the degree of dysfunction of hand movements imposed by systemic sclerosis (SSc). The modified version (mHAMIS), with 4 of the 9 original ite...

    Authors: Pedro Ming Azevedo, Estefânia Sartorato Sanson, Thelma Larocca Skare, Thiago Alberto Fernandes Gomes dos Santos and Patricia Martin

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:51

    Content type: Research

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  29. To evaluate human papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infections in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients.

    Authors: Gabriela R. V. Ferreira, Renato B. Tomioka, Ligia B. Queiroz, Katia Kozu, Nadia E. Aikawa, Adriana M. E. Sallum, Paulo Serafini, Maricy Tacla, Edmund C. Baracat, Rosa M. R. Pereira, Eloisa Bonfá and Clovis A. Silva

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:50

    Content type: Research

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  30. To investigate the link between carbamylated low-density lipoprotein (ca-LDL), atherogenic index of plasma (AIP), atherogenic coefficient (AC), Castelli’s risk indices I and II (CRI I and II) and subclinic ath...

    Authors: Duygu Tecer, Ismihan Sunar, Ali Erhan Ozdemirel, Rabia Tural, Orhan Kucuksahin, Aylin Sepici Dincel and Sebnem Ataman

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:49

    Content type: Research

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  31. Pharmaceutical Assistance (PA) is a dynamic and multidisciplinary process that aims to supply health systems, programs or services with quality medicines, enabling access and health care, in an efficient and t...

    Authors: Michael Ruberson Ribeiro da Silva, Jéssica Barreto Ribeiro dos Santos, Alessandra Maciel Almeida, Juliana Alvares-Teodoro, Adriana Maria Kakehasi and Francisco de Assis Acurcio

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:48

    Content type: Research

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  32. To determine the burden of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) on patients’ work productivity and health related quality of life (HRQoL), and examine the influence of several exposure variables; to analyze the progressi...

    Authors: Ricardo Machado Xavier, Cristiano Augusto Freitas Zerbini, Daniel Feldman Pollak, Jorge Luis Alberto Morales-Torres, Philippe Chalem, José Fernando Molina Restrepo, Javier Arnaldo Duhau, Jacqueline Rodríguez Amado, Maurício Abello, Maria Celina de la Vega, Adriana Pérez Dávila, Priscila Martin Biegun, Maysa Silva Arruda and Cesar Ramos-Remus

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:47

    Content type: Research

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  33. Osteoporosis is a major healthcare concern in Latin America. Factors such as changing demographics, fragmented healthcare systems, and financial considerations may result in a huge increase in the burden of os...

    Authors: Joao L. Cunha-Borges, Guillermo Meléndez Mier, Noemí Casas, Adriana Medina, Jose Fernando Molina, Maria Laura García, Lindomar Guimarães Oliveria, Marcela S. Caselato, Angélica C. Cruz, Vanessa Ippolito and Sandra Flórez

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:46

    Content type: Research

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  34. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a well-documented independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Obesity may provide an additional link between inflammation and accelerated atherosclerosis in RA.

    Authors: Maria Fernanda Brandão de Resende Guimarães, Carlos Ewerton Maia Rodrigues, Kirla Wagner Poti Gomes, Carla Jorge Machado, Claiton Viegas Brenol, Susana Ferreira Krampe, Nicole Pamplona Bueno de Andrade and Adriana Maria Kakehasi

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:44

    Content type: Research

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  35. The Indian Takayasu Clinical Activity Score (ITAS2010) was developed in 2010 as an assessment tool for disease activity in patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA). It has since been widely used in different stud...

    Authors: Scheila Fritsch, Rafaela Martinez Copes, Bruna Savioli, Mariana Freitas de Aguiar, Rozana Mesquita Ciconelli, Valderílio Feijó Azevedo and Alexandre W. S. de Souza

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:43

    Content type: Research

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  36. This research is recommended by the Myopathy Committee of the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology for the investigation and diagnosis of systemic autoimmune myopathies.

    Authors: Fernando Henrique Carlos de Souza, Daniel Brito de Araújo, Verônica Silva Vilela, Ricardo Santos Simões, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Thais Amanda Frank, Bernardo Matos da Cunha and Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:42

    Content type: Position article and guidelines

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  37. Nail involvement has been described as a key clinical feature for both psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and is an important risk factor in PsA. Thus, early diagnosis of nail involvement may be ess...

    Authors: José Alexandre Mendonça, Sibel Zehra Aydin and Maria-Antonietta D’Agostino

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:41

    Content type: Review

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  38. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is known to be associated with coronary artery diseases (CAD). Previous studies of the association between RA and CAD were reported mainly in non-Asian groups. We aimed to examine the...

    Authors: Tae Hyub Lee, Gwan Gyu Song, Sung Jae Choi, Hongdeok Seok and Jae Hyun Jung

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:40

    Content type: Research

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  39. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of prolotherapy with hypertonic dextrose in patients with knee osteoarthritis. A systematic search was performed in electronic databases including PUBMED, SCIELO, DIALNET an...

    Authors: Pedro Iván Arias-Vázquez, Carlos Alfonso Tovilla-Zárate, Blanca Gabriela Legorreta-Ramírez, Wajid Burad Fonz, Dory Magaña-Ricardez, Thelma Beatriz González-Castro, Isela Esther Juárez-Rojop and María Lilia López-Narváez

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:39

    Content type: Review

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  40. SLE is a systemic autoimmune disease generally affecting woman in the reproductive age. It is associated with an altered level of Tregs and oxidative stress while an increase in Tregs, and different antioxidan...

    Authors: Naveet Pannu, Rashmi Singh, Sukriti Sharma, Seema Chopra and Archana Bhatnagar

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:38

    Content type: Research

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  41. Benzbromarone is a uricosuric drug that has been used in the treatment of gout over the last 30 years. Due to its potent inhibition of the dominant apical (luminal) urate exchanger in the human proximal tubule...

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

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:37

    Content type: Review

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  42. Complement component 4 (C4) gene copy number (GCN) affects the susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in different populations, however the possible phenotype significance remains to be determine...

    Authors: Kaline Medeiros Costa Pereira, Sandro Perazzio, Atila Granado A. Faria, Eloisa Sa Moreira, Viviane C. Santos, Marcelle Grecco, Neusa Pereira da Silva and Luis Eduardo Coelho Andrade

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:36

    Content type: Research

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  43. The panniculitides remain as one of the most challenging areas for clinicians, as they comprise a heterogeneous group of inflammatory diseases involving the subcutaneous fat with potentially-shared clinical an...

    Authors: Thâmara Cristiane Alves Batista Morita, Gabriela Franco Sturzeneker Trés, Maria Salomé Cajas García, Ilana Halpern, Paulo Ricardo Criado and Jozelio Freire de Carvalho

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:35

    Content type: Review

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  44. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-systemic, chronic inflammatory disease of autoimmune nature, which can impair performance in daily life activities, causing to a compromised quality of life. Thus,...

    Authors: Tassia Catiuscia da Hora, Kelly Lima and Roberto Rodrigues Bandeira Tosta Maciel

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:34

    Content type: Research

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  45. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects children and adolescents. Its prevalence varies greatly from one study to another according to the population and methodology....

    Authors: Vânia Schinzel, Simone Guerra Lopes da Silva, Maria Teresa Terreri and Claudio Arnaldo Len

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:32

    Content type: Research

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  46. Adaptive immune cells, including CD4+CD69+ and CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ regulatory T (Treg) cells, are important for maintaining immunological tolerance. In human systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ Treg c...

    Authors: Tatiana Vasconcelos Peixoto, Solange Carrasco, Domingos Alexandre Ciccone Botte, Sergio Catanozi, Edwin Roger Parra, Thaís Martins Lima, Natasha Ugriumov, Francisco Garcia Soriano, Suzana Beatriz Verissímo de Mello, Caio Manzano Rodrigues and Cláudia Goldenstein-Schainberg

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:30

    Content type: Research

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