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  1. Most of the few studies that have established reference ranges for serum uric acid (SUA) have not taken into account factors which may interfere with its levels and followed rigorous laboratory quality standar...

    Authors: Murillo Dório, Isabela M. Benseñor, Paulo Lotufo, Itamar S. Santos and Ricardo Fuller
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:15
  2. In this paper, we sought to determine the prevalence of arthritis mutilans in a single cohort of Brazilian psoriatic arthritis patients followed at a tertiary university reference center. Our study demonstrate...

    Authors: Rafael Alves Cordeiro, Jobson Lopes de Oliveira, Percival Degrava Sampaio-Barros and Claudia Goldenstein-Schainberg
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:14
  3. Patients using immunosuppressive drugs may have unfavorable results after infections. However, there is a lack of information regarding COVID-19 in these patients, especially in patients with rheumatoid arthri...

    Authors: Ana Paula Monteiro Gomides, Cleandro Pires de Albuquerque, Licia Maria Henrique da Mota, Guilherme Devidé, Laiza Hombre Dias, Angela Luzia Branco Pinto Duarte, Raquel Altoé Giovelli, Thais Evelyn Karnopp, Hugo Deleon de Lima, Adriana Marinho, Marianne Schrader de Oliveira, Felipe Omura, Aline Ranzolin, Gustavo Resende, Francinne Machado Ribeiro, Sandra Lúcia Euzébio Ribeiro…
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:13
  4. To evaluate whether dietary pattern changes, antioxidant supplementation or 5–10% weight loss could improve disease activity (skin and joint) in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

    Authors: Beatriz F. Leite, Melissa A. Morimoto, Carina M. F. Gomes, Barbara N. C. Klemz, Patrícia S. Genaro, Nittin Shivappa, James R. Hébert, Nágila R. T. Damasceno and Marcelo M. Pinheiro
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:12
  5. To present an updated and evidence-based guideline for the use of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to assess body composition in clinical practice.

    Authors: Sergio Setsuo Maeda, Ben-Hur Albergaria, Vera Lúcia Szejnfeld, Marise Lazaretti-Castro, Henrique Pierotti Arantes, Marcela Ushida, Diogo Souza Domiciano, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Rosângela Villa Marin-Mio, Mônica Longo de Oliveira, Laura Maria Carvalho de Mendonça, Mirley do Prado, Guilherme Cardenaz de Souza, Cecília Zanin Palchetti, Roseli Oselka Saccardo Sarni, Maria Teresa Terreri…
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:11
  6. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a frequent complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and is currently one of the primary causes of death in patients with this disease. We conducted a systematic review and meta-a...

    Authors: Anji Xiong, Qingting Liu, Jiaxun Zhong, Yuzi Cao, Qilang Xiang, Ziyi Hu, Shifeng Zhou, Zhuoyao Song, Huini Chen, Yan Zhang, Hongxu Cui and Shiquan Shuai
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:10
  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic disabling systemic disease characterized by joint inflammation, and extra-articular manifestations, including peripheral neuropathy, a condition that can be associated wi...

    Authors: Fabio de Araújo Pereira, Mariana de Almeida Lourenço and Marcos Renato de Assis
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:9
  8. Authors: Fabiola Reis Oliveira, Valeria Valim, Sandra Gofnet Pasoto, Marilena Leal Mesquita Silvestre Fernandes, Maria Lucia Lemos Lopes, Sonia Cristina de Magalhães Souza Fialho, Aysa César Pinheiro, Laura Caldas dos Santos, Simone Appenzeller, Tania Fidelix, Sandra Lucia Euzébio Ribeiro, Danielle Christinne Soares Egypto de Brito, Tatiana Libório, Maria Carmen Lopes Ferreira Silva Santos, Leandro Tanure, Juliana DAgostino Gennari…
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:8

    The original article was published in Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:54

  9. To review the technical aspects of body composition assessment by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and other methods based on the most recent scientific evidence.

    Authors: Sergio Setsuo Maeda, Barbara Santarosa Emo Peters, Lígia Araújo Martini, Hannah Karen Moreira Antunes, Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Henrique Pierotti Arantes, Carla M. Prado, Camila Lemos Pinto, Iana Mizumukai de Araújo, Francisco José Albuquerque de Paula, Joao Lindolfo Cunha Borges, Ben-Hur Albergaria, Marcela Ushida, Guilherme Cardenaz de Souza, Laura Maria Carvalho de Mendonça, Mirley do Prado…
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:7
  10. Paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS) associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been described since mid-April 2020 with the first reports coming from Europ...

    Authors: André Cavalcanti, Aline Islabão, Cristina Magalhães, Sarah Veloso, Marlon Lopes, Rogério do Prado, Bruna Aquilante, Ana Maria Terrazas, Maria Fernanda Rezende, Gleice Clemente and Maria Teresa Terreri
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:6
  11. The objective was to evaluate whether initiation of urate-lowering treatment (ULT) during an acute gout flare prolonged the current episode.

    Authors: Ertao Jia, Xiaoling Yao, Hongling Geng, Li Zhong, Jingjing Xie, Yuya Xiao, Yubao Jiang, Xia Qiu, Min Xiao, Yanying Zhang, Dabin Tang, Jiaxin Wei and Jianyong Zhang
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:5
  12. We aimed to assess the concordance of recommendation for initiating statin therapy according to the 2019 World Health Organization (WHO) cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk charts and to the presence of carotid ...

    Authors: Dionicio A. Galarza-Delgado, Iris J. Colunga-Pedraza, Jose R. Azpiri-Lopez, Natalia Guajardo-Jauregui, Alejandra B. Rodriguez-Romero, Julieta Loya-Acosta, Alejandro Meza-Garza, Jesus A. Cardenas-de la Garza, Salvador Lugo-Perez and Jessica N. Castillo-Treviño
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:4
  13. To provide guidelines on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination in patients with immune-mediated rheumatic diseases (IMRD) to rheumatologists considering specific scenarios of the daily practice b...

    Authors: Anna Carolina Faria Moreira Gomes Tavares, Ana Karla Guedes de Melo, Vítor Alves Cruz, Viviane Angelina de Souza, Joana Starling de Carvalho, Ketty Lysie Libardi Lira Machado, Lilian David de Azevedo Valadares, Edgard Torres dos Reis Neto, Rodrigo Poubel Vieira de Rezende, Maria Fernanda Brandão de Resende Guimarães, Gilda Aparecida Ferreira, Alessandra de Sousa Braz, Rejane Maria Rodrigues de Abreu Vieira, Marcelo de Medeiros Pinheiro, Sandra Lúcia Euzébio Ribeiro, Blanca Elena Gomes Rios Bica…
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:3
  14. Lupus nephritis (LN) is a major source of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with 10–25% of patients progressing to end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

    Authors: Fernanda Nogueira Holanda Ferreira Braga, Marta Maria das Chagas Medeiros, Antonio Brazil Viana Junior, Matheus Eugênio de Sousa Lima, Levi Coelho Maia Barros, Marcelo Ximenes Pontes, Allysson Wosley de Sousa Lima and Paula Frassinetti Castelo Branco Camurça Fernandes
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:2
  15. To evaluate musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) as a screening tool for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) patients in a rheumatology-screening program.

    Authors: Alexander Lautwein, Benedikt Ostendorf, Stefan Vordenbäumen, Aiko Liedmann, Ralph Brinks, Mario Giulini, Sarah Ohrndorf, Marina Backhaus, Hasan Acar, Oliver Sander, Jutta G. Richter, Matthias Schneider and Philipp Sewerin
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:1
  16. Behçet’s disease (BD) is a multisystemic vasculitis that may affect the heart. However, the incidence and nature of cardiac involvement in BD have not been clearly documented yet. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: Ali A. Ahmed, Samar Tharwat, Nihal M. Batouty, Ahmed El Bahy, Ahmed M. Tawfik and Dina A. Shahin
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:74
  17. Authors: Miyabi Uda, Motomu Hashimoto, Ryuji Uozumi, Mie Torii, Takao Fujii, Masao Tanaka, Moritoshi Furu, Hiromu Ito, Chikashi Terao, Wataru Yamamoto, Genichi Sugihara, Yukako Nakagami, Tsuneyo Mimori and Kazuko Nin
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:73

    The original article was published in Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:65

  18. In autoimmune inflammatory rheumatological diseases, routine cardiovascular risk assessment is becoming more important. As an increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is recognized in patients with fibromya...

    Authors: Sandeep Surendran, C. B. Mithun, Merlin Moni, Arun Tiwari and Manu Pradeep
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:72
  19. The reactivation rate of tuberculosis in patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis (CIA) on TNFα inhibitors (TNFi) and baseline negative screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is higher than in ...

    Authors: Carina M. F. Gomes, Maria Teresa Terreri, Maria Isabel Moraes-Pinto and Marcelo M. Pinheiro
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:71
  20. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic and autoimmune systemic inflammatory disease that can cause irreversible joint deformities, with increased morbidity and mortality and a significant impact on the quality...

    Authors: Karina Rossi Bonfiglioli, Licia Maria Henrique da Mota, Ana Cristina de Medeiros Ribeiro, Adriana Maria Kakehasi, Ieda Maria Magalhães Laurindo, Rina Dalva Neubarth Giorgi, Angela Luzia Branco Pinto Duarte, Ana Paula Monteiro Gomides Reis, Mariana Peixoto Guimarães Ubirajara e Silva de Souza, Claiton Viegas Brenol, Geraldo da Rocha Castelar Pinheiro, Cleandro Pires de Albuquerque, Charlles Heldan de Moura Castro, Gustavo Luiz Behrens Pinto, Jose Fernando Verztman, Luciana Feitosa Muniz…
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:70
  21. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic and systemic immune disease characterized by inflammation of peripheral and/or axial joints and entheses in patients with psoriasis (PsO). Extra-articular and extracutane...

    Authors: Sueli Carneiro, Penelope Esther Palominos, Sônia Maria Alvarenga Anti, Rodrigo Luppino Assad, Rafaela Silva Guimarães Gonçalves, Adriano Chiereghin, Andre Marun Lyrio, Antônio Carlos Ximenes, Carla Gonçalves Saad, Célio Roberto Gonçalves, Charles Lubianca Kohem, Cláudia Diniz Lopes Marques, Cláudia Goldenstein Schainberg, Eduardo de Souza Meirelles, Gustavo Gomes Resende, Lenise Brandao Pieruccetti…
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:69
  22. Assessing disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients requires comprehensive quantification of tender and swollen joints. We aimed to evaluate the correlation and agreement between rheumatologists a...

    Authors: Gerardo Quintana-López, Kevin Maldonado-Cañón, Jorge Bruce Flórez-Suárez, Paul Méndez-Patarroyo, Paola Coral-Alvarado and Enrique Calvo
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:68
  23. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the neuropathic pain in knee osteoarthritis with the body composition, anthropometric and postural features, physical function, and quality of life.

    Authors: Uğur Güngör Demir, Ali Nail Demir and Naciye Füsun Toraman
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:67
  24. Diet plays a critical role in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients, impacting on the microbiota composition and, consequently, on the immune response. The objective was to analyze and verify the diet ef...

    Authors: Aline Mizusaki Imoto, Leila Bernarda Gottems, Ana Lúcia Salomon, Helbert Eustáquio Cardoso e Silva, Império Lombardi Júnior, Maria Stella Peccin, Fábio Ferreira Amorim and Levy Aniceto Santana
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:66
  25. The management of anxiety and depression symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients is vital. Previous study findings on this topic are conflicting, and the topic remains to be thoroughly investigated. Thi...

    Authors: Miyabi Uda, Motomu Hashimoto, Ryuji Uozumi, Mie Torii, Takao Fujii, Masao Tanaka, Moritoshi Furu, Hiromu Ito, Chikashi Terao, Wataru Yamamoto, Genichi Sugihara, Yukako Nakagami, Tsuneyo Mimori and Kazuko Nin
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:65

    The Correction to this article has been published in Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:73

  26. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by episodes of thrombosis, obstetric morbidity or both, associated with persistently positive antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). Studying the profile of a rare ...

    Authors: Erivelton de Azevedo Lopes, Gustavo Guimarães Moreira Balbi, Maria G. Tektonidou, Vittorio Pengo, Savino Sciascia, Amaia Ugarte, H. Michael Belmont, Maria Gerosa, Paul R. Fortin, Chary Lopez-Pedrera, Lanlan Ji, Hannah Cohen, Guilherme Ramires de Jesús, D. Ware Branch, Cecilia Nalli, Michelle Petri…
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:64
  27. The objective of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to investigate the effectiveness of the lower limb rehabilitation protocol (LLRP) combined with mobile health (mHealth) applications on knee pain, mo...

    Authors: Muhammad Tariq Rafiq, Mohamad Shariff Abdul Hamid and Eliza Hafiz
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:63
  28. The knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease characterized by degradation of articular cartilage that leads to chronic inflammation. Exercise programs and photobiomodulation (PBM) are capable of modulating ...

    Authors: Patricia Gabrielli Vassão, Ana Carolina Flygare de Souza, Raquel Munhoz da Silveira Campos, Livia Assis Garcia, Helga Tatiana Tucci and Ana Claudia Muniz Renno
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:62
  29. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of hand arthritis and arthritis of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb is a potentially limiting disease. There is no homogeneity in the evaluation of outcomes for the...

    Authors: Vinícius Alexandre de Souza Almeida, Carlos Henrique Fernandes, Lia Miyamoto Meireles, Flavio Faloppa, Benno Ejnisman and Moises Cohen
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:61
  30. There is a lack of information on the role of chronic use of hydroxychloroquine during the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. Our aim was to compare the occurrence of COVID-19 between rheumatic disease patients on hydroxych...

    Authors: Gecilmara Salviato Pileggi, Gilda Aparecida Ferreira, Ana Paula Monteiro Gomides Reis, Edgard Torres Reis-Neto, Mirhelen Mendes Abreu, Cleandro Pires Albuquerque, Nafice Costa Araújo, Ana Beatriz Bacchiega, Dante Valdetaro Bianchi, Blanca Bica, Eloisa Duarte Bonfa, Eduardo Ferreira Borba, Danielle Christinne Soares Egypto Brito, Ângela Luzia Branco Pinto Duarte, Rafaela Cavalheiro Espírito Santo, Paula Reale Fernandes…
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:60
  31. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is both a challenging and disabling condition. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) classifies FMS as chronic primary pain, and it can negatively impact indivi...

    Authors: Marina Carvalho Arruda Barreto, Fabianna Resende Jesus Moraleida, Cristiane Vitaliano Graminha, Camila Ferreira Leite, Shamyr Sulyvan Castro and Ana Carla Lima Nunes
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:58
  32. Depression is a quite common comorbidity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is thought to influence its severity. This study aims to estimate, in a large cohort of Italian patients with RA, the pre...

    Authors: Sara Pezzato, Chiara Bonetto, Cristian Caimmi, Simona Tomassi, Ilaria Montanari, Maria Giulia Gnatta, Elena Fracassi, Doriana Cristofalo, Maurizio Rossini, Antonio Carletto and Sarah Tosato
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:57
  33. Determining potential predictors of clinical response would allow a more personalized rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment approach in heterogeneous populations such as Latin American (LA) patients.

    Authors: Maria de la Vega, Generoso Guerra Bautista, Ricardo Machado Xavier, César Pacheco-Tena, Gastón Solano, Ronald D. Pedersen, Annette Eva Szumski, Cecilia Borlenghi, Karina Santana and Bonnie Vlahos
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:56
  34. Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands and other organs. Women with SS often experience gynecological symptoms due to the disease and ...

    Authors: Fabiola Reis Oliveira, Valeria Valim, Sandra Gofinet Pasoto, Marilena Leal Mesquita Silvestre Fernandes, Maria Lucia Lemos Lopes, Sonia Cristina de Magalhães Souza Fialho, Aysa César Pinheiro, Laura Caldas dos Santos, Simone Appenzeller, Tania Fidelix, Sandra Lucia Euzébio Ribeiro, Danielle Christinne Soares Egypto de Brito, Tatiana Libório, Maria Carmen Lopes Ferreira Silva Santos, Leandro Tanure, Juliana DAgostino Gennari…
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:54

    The Correction to this article has been published in Advances in Rheumatology 2022 62:8

  35. The aim of the study was to assess gait pattern of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM) while performing demanding motor and/or cognitive dual tasks while walking. Further, idea was to explore possible co...

    Authors: Goran Radunović, Zoran Veličković, Melanija Rašić, Saša Janjić, Vladana Marković and Saša Radovanović
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:53
  36. Clinically evident interstitial lung disease (ILD) affects between 10 and 42% of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Airway involvement seems to be even more common. Most of the available evidence com...

    Authors: Francisco Paulin, Anastasia Secco, Federico Benavidez, Juan José Rodríguez Moncalvo, Orlando Gabriel Carballo, Fernanda Ingenito, Martin Eduardo Fernández, Agustina Cáceres, Fabian Caro, Patricia Sasaki, María Laura Alberti, Paola Orausclio, Augusto Riopedre, Santiago Rossi and María Celina de la Vega
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:52
  37. The ACR/EULAR recommendations endorse the use of glucocorticoids (GCs) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients’ flares and as a bridge to a DMARD. However, the recommendation of low dose short-term monotherapy ...

    Authors: John M. Stacy, Jacob R. Greenmyer, James R. Beal, Abe E. Sahmoun and Erdal Diri
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:50
  38. Nail psoriasis occurs frequently in patients with psoriatic disease, it can lead to functional impairment, pain, discomfort, decreased quality of life and can also be a predictor for the development of arthrit...

    Authors: Samanta Daiana De Rossi, José Alexandre Mendonça, Penelope Ester Palominos, Charles Lubianca Kohem, Tania Ferreira Cestari and Rafael Mendonça da Silva Chakr
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:48
  39. To evaluate the quality of referrals for a first Rheumatology consultation at a tertiary care center in a southern Brazilian capital (Porto Alegre, RS), having as background findings from a similar survey perf...

    Authors: Deise Marcela Piovesan, Vanessa Barrili Busato, Romulo Gomes da Silveira, Aline Defaveri do Prado, Cynthia Goulart Molina-Bastos, Sheila Hickmann, Guilherme Kopik Bongiorno, Camila de David Cruz, Sheron Zamboni, Julio César Simon, Marcelo Rodrigues Gonçalves and Markus Bredemeier
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:47
  40. Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic lupus (SLE). Vaccination would be an effective method to reduce infection rate. Coverage for influenza and pneumococcus appears to be low in ...

    Authors: Edson Hernán Chiganer, Bruno Camargo Ochi and Carmen Flora Lessa
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:46
  41. As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to spread rapidly, there are still many unresolved questions of how this vir...

    Authors: Piero Ruscitti, Alessandro Conforti, Paola Cipriani, Roberto Giacomelli, Marco Tasso, Luisa Costa and Francesco Caso
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:45
  42. The protein chitinase-3-like-1 (YKL-40) is rarely analyzed in patients with myositis. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate YKL-40 serum levels; correlate them with laboratory and clinical parameters, disease status...

    Authors: Renata Casseb de Souza Carboni, Gustavo Luiz Behrens Pinto and Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:44
  43. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease, characterized by being multi-systemic and, therefore, reaching various organs and affecting mainly young women. Its pathogenesis comprehends many fa...

    Authors: Juliana Rosa Pires Vieira, Andréa Toledo de Oliveira Rezende, Marcos Rassi Fernandes and Nilzio Antonio da Silva
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:42
  44. During the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals faced psychological stress caused by fear and anxiety due to the high transmission and mortality rate of the disease, the social isolation, economic problems, and diff...

    Authors: Damla Cankurtaran, Nihal Tezel, Buse Ercan, Sadik Yigit Yildiz and Ece Unlu Akyuz
    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2021 61:41

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