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  1. The COVID-19 outbreak caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has become a global major concern. In this review, we addressed a theoretical model on immunopathogenesis associated...

    Authors: Bruno Bordallo, Mozart Bellas, Arthur Fernandes Cortez, Matheus Vieira and Marcelo Pinheiro

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:50

    Content type: Review

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  2. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of widely varying presentation, which determines functional and psychological impairment, with a high negative impact on patients’ quality of life.

    Authors: Elziane da Cruz Ribeiro e Souza, Sueli Coelho da Silva Carneiro, Michel Alexandre Yazbek, Rita de Cássia Menin, Cristiano Barbosa Campanholo, Jamille Nascimento Carneiro, Carlos Henrique Martis da Silva and Roberto Ranza

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:49

    Content type: Research

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  3. The reproducibility and reliability of the modified Rodnan’s Skin Score (mRSS) are debated due to investigator-related subjectivity. Here, we evaluate if durometry correlates with mRSS in patients with diffuse...

    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

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:48

    Content type: Research

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  4. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Alex Domingos Reis, Cristiane Mudinutti, Murilo de Freitas Peigo, Lucas Lopes Leon, Lilian Tereza Lavras Costallat, Claudio Lucio Rossi, Sandra Cecília Botelho Costa and Sandra Helena Alves Bonon

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:47

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:42

  5. Chronic low back pain (CLBP) represents a problem in the occupational environment, often associated with disability, sick-leave demands, loss of productivity, anxiety, depression and high socioeconomic cost. T...

    Authors: Aloma A. Feitosa, Edson Amaro Junior, Liana Guerra Sanches, Eduardo Ferreira Borba, Liliana Lourenço Jorge and Ari Stiel Radu Halpern

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:46

    Content type: Research

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  6. Anti-ribosomal P (anti-Rib-P) antibody is a specific serological marker for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and routinely tested by targeting the common epitope of three ribosomal proteins of P0, P1 and P2....

    Authors: Zhen-rui Shi, Yan-fang Han, Jing Yin, Yu-ping Zhang, Ze-xin Jiang, Lin Zheng, Guo-zhen Tan and Liangchun Wang

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:45

    Content type: Research

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  7. Methotrexate (MTX) intolerance is frequent, and its early identification may impact treatment, leading to timely changes in medication that may promote patient compliance and better control of rheumatoid arthr...

    Authors: Jéssica Martins Amaral, Maria José Menezes Brito and Adriana Maria Kakehasi

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:43

    Content type: Research

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  8. Human herpesviruses (HHVs) are responsible for a significant number of clinical manifestations in systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) patients. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of active HHV ...

    Authors: Alex Domingos Reis, Cristiane Mudinutti, Murilo de Freitas Peigo, Lucas Lopes Leon, Lilian Tereza Lavras Costallat, Claudio Lucio Rossi, Sandra Cecília Botelho Costa and Sandra Helena Alves Bonon

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:42

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:47

  9. Hand osteoarthritis (HOA) is a complex disorder with various subtypes characterized with predominance of different features. It is challenging to estimate the severity of hand disability in HOA, since contribu...

    Authors: Nurhan Güven, Fitnat Dinçer, Alp Çetin and Serdar Can Güven

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:41

    Content type: Research

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  10. It is known that physical activity and muscular performance are reduced in fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome. This study aims to compare the performance of trunk muscles in women with FM and healthy controls and eval...

    Authors: Cevriye Mülkoğlu, Sühan Taşkın, Seçil Vural, Başak Mansız Kaplan, Ahmet Buğra Selvi and Hakan Genç

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:40

    Content type: Research

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  11. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a musculoskeletal chronic pain syndrome that impacts negatively patient’s daily lives. Its pathogenesis is characterized by a complex relationship between biological and psychosocial facto...

    Authors: Camila Fernanda da Silveira Alves, Wolnei Caumo, Joana Morez Silvestri, Maxciel Zortea, Vinicius Souza dos Santos, Dayane Favarin Cardoso, Andrea Regner, Alessandra Hübner de Souza and Daniel Simon

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:39

    Content type: Research

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  12. Annexins are a group of conserved proteins which exert several regulatory functions on various cellular activities. Increased frequency and levels of antibodies against annexin V have already been observed in ...

    Authors: Alex Magno Coelho Horimoto, Laize Guerreiro de Jesus, Albert Schiaveto de Souza, Silvia Helena Rodrigues and Cristiane Kayser

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:38

    Content type: Research

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  13. To verify the validity of the 2016-revised Fibromyalgia Survey Questionnaire (FSQ) by telephone interview compared to self-administration and to produce a valid version of FSQ in Brazilian Portuguese language.

    Authors: Jordana Bernardi Daltrozo, Juliane Aline Paupitz and Fabricio Souza Neves

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:37

    Content type: Research

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  14. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and its related symptoms (e.g. pain) have been associated with interference in the daily life of adolescents with JIA including their friendships. There is little research i...

    Authors: Imma Beneitez, Rubén Nieto, Eulàlia Hernández and Mercè Boixadós

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:36

    Content type: Research

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  15. Duloxetine and amitriptyline are antidepressants used in the treatment of fibromyalgia. In published systematic reviews, there is no agreement about which drug is more effective and safer. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Áurea Dias de Farias, Luciana Eberle, Tânia Alves Amador and Tatiane da Silva Dal Pizzol

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:35

    Content type: Research

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  16. Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), is a chronic pain disorder with poorly understood pathophysiology. In recent years, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been recommended for pain relief in vari...

    Authors: Suman Tanwar, Bhawna Mattoo, Uma Kumar and Renu Bhatia

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:34

    Content type: Research

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  17. The severity of nail disease, the presence of arthralgia and fatigue are predictors of development of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in patients with psoriasis (Pso). In children, little is known about the musculos...

    Authors: Thaís Cugler Meneghetti, Thaís Mayumi Honda Padilha, Valderílio Feijó Azevedo, Mônica Nunes Lima Cat, Bruna Maria Stofela Sarolli and Vânia Oliveira de Carvalho

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:33

    Content type: Research

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  18. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, also known as antimalarial drugs, are widely used in the treatment of rheumatic diseases and have recently become the focus of attention because of the ongoing COVID-19 pand...

    Authors: Edgard Torres dos Reis Neto, Adriana Maria Kakehasi, Marcelo de Medeiros Pinheiro, Gilda Aparecida Ferreira, Cláudia Diniz Lopes Marques, Licia Maria Henrique da Mota, Eduardo dos Santos Paiva, Gecilmara Cristina Salviato Pileggi, Emília Inoue Sato, Ana Paula Monteiro Gomides Reis, Ricardo Machado Xavier and José Roberto Provenza

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:32

    Content type: Position article and guidelines

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  19. Evaluating small nerve fibers in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) using cutaneous silent period (CSP) and skin biopsy and assesssing the relationship between clinical signs, autoantibodies and ...

    Authors: Aslan Tekatas, Demet Deniz Tekatas, Volkan Solmaz, Turan Karaca and Omer Nuri Pamuk

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:31

    Content type: Research

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  20. The inadequate storage of biopharmaceuticals may result in an ineffective therapeutic response since poor conservation can lead to the emergence of protein aggregates and cause immunogenicity in patients, whic...

    Authors: Glaucia Santin, Mariana Moreira Magnabosco da Silva, Vinicius Augusto Villarreal, Leane Dhara Dalle Laste, Eduardo de Freitas Montin, Luis Eduardo Ribeiro Betiol and Valderilio Feijó Azevedo

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:30

    Content type: Research

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  21. The term Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) refers to a group of drugs that inhibit factor Xa or thrombin. Even though their use for treating different thrombotic or prothrombotic conditions is increasing rece...

    Authors: Gustavo Guimarães Moreira Balbi, Marcelo de Souza Pacheco, Odirlei Andre Monticielo, Andreas Funke, Adriana Danowski, Mittermayer Barreto Santiago, Henrique Luiz Staub, Jozelia Rêgo and Danieli Castro Oliveira de Andrade

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:29

    Content type: Position article and guidelines

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  22. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory and chronic autoimmune disease that leads to muscle mass loss and functional capacity impairment, potentiated by physical inactivity. Despite evidences demonstrate ...

    Authors: Denise Blum, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Jeam Marcel Geremia, Claiton Viegas Brenol, Marco Aurélio Vaz and Ricardo Machado Xavier

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:28

    Content type: Research

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  23. To translate and cross-culturally adapt the Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool Self-report into Brazilian Portuguese and to correlate with the history of falls.

    Authors: Jarbas Melo Filho, Natacha Verônica Bazanella, Audrin Said Vojciechowski, Elisiê Rossi Ribeiro Costa, Lynette Mackenzie and Anna Raquel Silveira Gomes

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:27

    Content type: Research

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  24. Injection of Hylan G-F20 (HY) into joints may provoke local flares, which mechanisms may involve reaction to protein contaminants. We have previously developed a protein-free saline-soluble galactomannan deriv...

    Authors: Rodolfo de Melo Nunes, Pablyana Leila Rodrigues Cunha, Ana Carolina Matias Dinelly Pinto, Virgínia Claudia Carneiro Girão, Judith Pessoa de Andrade Feitosa and Francisco Airton Castro Rocha

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:26

    Content type: Research

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  25. Currently, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to evaluate active inflammatory sacroiliitis related to axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). The qualitative and semiquantitative diagnosis performed by expert r...

    Authors: Matheus Calil Faleiros, Marcello Henrique Nogueira-Barbosa, Vitor Faeda Dalto, José Raniery Ferreira Júnior, Ariane Priscilla Magalhães Tenório, Rodrigo Luppino-Assad, Paulo Louzada-Junior, Rangaraj Mandayam Rangayyan and Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo-Marques

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:25

    Content type: Research

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  26. The mat Pilates method is the therapeutic modalities which can be used in fibromyalgia treatment. Although there are no well-designed studies that prove the effectiveness of the mat Pilates method in this popu...

    Authors: Suzy Araújo de Medeiros, Hugo Jário de Almeida Silva, Rayssa Maria do Nascimento, Jaely Beatriz da Silva Maia, Caio Alano de Almeida Lins and Marcelo Cardoso de Souza

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:21

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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

  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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