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  1. It has long been established that obesity plays a positive role against osteoporosis (OP) and low-impact fractures (Fx). However, more recent data has shown higher fracture risk in obese individuals. The aim o...

    Authors: Bruna Aurora Nunes Cavalcante Castro, Edgard Torres dos Reis Neto, Vera Lucia Szejnfeld, Jacob Szejnfeld, Valdecir Marvulle and Marcelo de Medeiros Pinheiro

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:42

    Content type: Research

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  2. To compare the efficacy and safety of a new fixed dose combination of glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate capsules (GS/CS) versus the fixed dose combination of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin...

    Authors: Andrea Barranjard Vannucci Lomonte, José Alexandre Mendonça, Gilberto de Castro Brandão and Marise Lazaretti Castro

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:41

    Content type: Research

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  3. To determine the clinical and demographic factors associated with disease remission and drug survival in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) on TNF inhibitors.

    Authors: Andrea Y. Shimabuco, Celio R. Gonçalves, Julio C. B. Moraes, Mariana G. Waisberg, Ana Cristina de M. Ribeiro, Percival D. Sampaio-Barros, Claudia Goldenstein-Schainberg, Eloisa Bonfa and Carla G. S. Saad

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:40

    Content type: Research

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  4. To evaluate prevalence, clinical manifestations, laboratory abnormalities and treatment in a multicenter cohort study including 847 childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) patients with and without...

    Authors: Gabriela Blay, Joaquim C. Rodrigues, Juliana C. O. Ferreira, Gabriela N. Leal, Natali W. Gormezano, Glaucia V. Novak, Rosa M. R. Pereira, Maria T. Terreri, Claudia S. Magalhães, Beatriz C. Molinari, Ana P. Sakamoto, Nadia E. Aikawa, Lucia M. A. Campos, Taciana A. P. Fernandes, Gleice Clemente, Octavio A. B. Peracchi…

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:39

    Content type: Research

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  5. Different inflammatory cells (i.e., CD4, CD8, CD20 and CD68) are involved in pathogenesis of DM muscle. In this context, the aim of this study was to assess and compare these inflammatory cell phenotyping in m...

    Authors: Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo, Adriana Maluf Elias Sallum, Sueli Mieko Oba-Shinjo, Marilda Guimarães Silva, Clovis Artur Silva and Suely Kazue Nagahashi Marie

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:37

    Content type: Research

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  6. Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by chronic and generalized musculoskeletal pain. There is currently no cure for FM, but palliative treatments are available. One type of treatment is strength training (ST). ...

    Authors: Alexandro Andrade, Ricardo de Azevedo Klumb Steffens, Sofia Mendes Sieczkowska, Leonardo Alexandre Peyré Tartaruga and Guilherme Torres Vilarino

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:36

    Content type: Review

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  7. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease characterized by peripheral and symmetrical polyarthritis. It can be divided into Very Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (VERA) diagnosed up to 3 months...

    Authors: Rafael Kmiliauskis Santos Gomes, Ana Carolina de Linhares and Lucas Selistre Lersch

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:35

    Content type: Research

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  8. Currently, there are only few studies (mostly case reports or case series) on mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in patients with systemic autoimmune myopathies (SAM). Therefore, the goal of the present study was to ...

    Authors: Pablo Arturo Olivo Pallo, Fernando Henrique Carlos de Souza, Renata Miossi and Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:34

    Content type: Research

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  9. In psoriatic arthritis (PsA) almost all qualitative studies have been performed in European populations. This work aimed to evaluate the impact of PsA in Brazilian and French subjects, as well as to explore cu...

    Authors: Penélope Esther Palominos, Laure Gossec, Sarah Kreis, César Luis Hinckel, Rafael Mendonça da Silva Chakr, Ana Laura Didonet Moro, Willemina Campbell, Maarten de Wit, Niti Goel, Charles Lubianca Kohem and Ricardo Machado Xavier

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:33

    Content type: Research

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  10. Cardiac and vascular involvement in Behçet disease (BD), also referred as vasculo BD, is frequent. We aimed to describe clinical characteristics, predictive factors and management of vasculo BD in the Tunisian...

    Authors: Melek Kechida, Sana Salah, Rim Kahloun, Rim Klii, Sonia Hammami and Ines Khochtali

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:32

    Content type: Research

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  11. Interpretation of rituximab efficacy for refractory idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) is hampered by the absence of a uniform definition of refractory myositis and clinical response. Therefore, rigorous...

    Authors: Fernando Henrique Carlos de Souza, Renata Miossi, Júlio Cesar Bertacini de Moraes, Eloisa Bonfá and Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:31

    Content type: Research

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  12. Association between periodontal disease and dyslipidemia was recently reported in healthy adults. However, a systematic evaluation of concomitant periodontal diseases and lipid profile was not carried out in j...

    Authors: Kátia T. Kozu, Clovis A. Silva, Nadia E. Aikawa, Rosa M. R. Pereira, Adriana M. Sallum, Cynthia Savioli, Eduardo Borba and Lucia M. Campos

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:28

    Content type: Research

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  13. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent rheumatic disease in the population and is characterized by limitation of main functional activities of daily living, as the gait. Muscle strength is a variable that may be...

    Authors: Deborah Hebling Spinoso, Natane Ceccatto Bellei, Nise Ribeiro Marques and Marcelo Tavella Navega

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:26

    Content type: Research

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  14. Rheumatoid arthritis affects millions of people worldwide and is considered a chronic multisystem disease whose causes are unknown. In general, the main objective of rheumatoid arthritis treatment is to improv...

    Authors: Elis Carolina de Souza Fatel, Flávia Troncon Rosa, Andréa Name Colado Simão and Isaias Dichi

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:25

    Content type: Review

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  15. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are responsible for endothelial damage repair. Takayasu’s arteritis (TA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects large vessels. The aim of the study was to evaluate t...

    Authors: Luiz Samuel Gomes Machado, Ana Cecilia Diniz Oliveira, Patricia Semedo-Kuriki, Alexandre Wagner Silva de Souza and Emilia Inoue Sato

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:24

    Content type: Research

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  16. Infliximab infusion generally occurs in 2–4 h. Recent studies have suggested the possibility of accelerated infusion (1 h) of this drug.

    Authors: Jozélio Freire de Carvalho, Maria Natividade Pereira dos Santos, Joyce Meyre Vieira de Oliveira, Andrea Nogueira S. Lanty Silva, Roberto Paulo Correia de Araujo and Juliana Bahia Cardozo

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:22

    Content type: Research

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  17. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome characterized by widespread chronic pain associated to other symptoms, such as: fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disorders. Health education programs (HEP) have emerged as...

    Authors: Andrei Pereira Pernambuco, Lucina de Souza Cota Carvalho, Luana Pereira Leite Schetino, Janaíne Cunha Polese, Renato de Souza Viana and Débora d’ Ávila Reis

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:21

    Content type: Research

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  18. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the joints, especially of the hands. The evaluation of handgrip strength (HS) and pinch strength can be usefu...

    Authors: Graziela Sferra da Silva, Mariana de Almeida Lourenço and Marcos Renato de Assis

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:20

    Content type: Research

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  19. High-resolution musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) has been increasingly employed in daily rheumatological practice and in clinical research. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), MSUS can be now considered a complemen...

    Authors: Aline Defaveri do Prado, Henrique Luiz Staub, Melissa Cláudia Bisi, Inês Guimarães da Silveira, José Alexandre Mendonça, Joaquim Polido-Pereira and João Eurico Fonseca

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:19

    Content type: Review

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  20. Virtual reality therapy (VRT) has clinical indications in rehabilitation programs for the elderly; however, there is still no consensus on the recovery of body balance. The objective of this review was to summ...

    Authors: Juleimar Soares Coelho de Amorim, Renata Cristine Leite, Renata Brizola and Cristhiane Yumi Yonamine

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:18

    Content type: Review

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  21. Until now, there are few studies evaluating serum levels of angiogenic cytokines in dermatomyositis (DM). Therefore, the aims of the present study were: (a) to analyze systematically and simultaneously serum l...

    Authors: Thiago Costa Pamplona da Silva, Marilda Guimarães Silva and Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:17

    Content type: Research

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  22. Rheumatoid arthritis patients may have an increased risk of falls due to changes caused by the disease such as muscle weakness, joint impairment, reduced mobility and postural instability. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Mariana de Almeida Lourenço, Flávia Vilas Boas Ortiz Carli and Marcos Renato de Assis

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:16

    Content type: Research

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  23. Previous studies discussed the repeatability and variability in plantar pressure measurement, but a few considered different age groups. Here we determine within and between-days repeatability and variability ...

    Authors: Pedro S. Franco, Cristiane F. Moro, Mariane M. Figueiredo, Renato R. Azevedo, Fernando G. Ceccon and Felipe P. Carpes

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:15

    Content type: Research

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  24. Rheumatoid arthritis primarily affects the working-age population and may cause key functional and work limitations. As the disease progresses, individuals become increasingly unable to conduct daily activitie...

    Authors: Rafael Kmiliauskis Santos Gomes, Luana Cristina Schreiner, Mateus Oliveira Vieira, Patrícia Helena Machado and Moacyr Roberto Cuce Nobre

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:14

    Content type: Research

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  25. Fibromyalgia is a common chronic disease characterized by persistent diffuse pain, fatigue, sleep disorders and functional symptoms.

    Authors: Ana Paula Monteiro Gomides, Josierton Cruz Bezerra, Eduardo José do Rosário e Souza, Licia Maria Henrique da Mota and Leopoldo Luiz Santos-Neto

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:13

    Content type: Research

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  26. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) share many clinical manifestations and laboratory findings, therefore, concomitant diagnosis of SLE and human immunodeficiency v...

    Authors: Vanessa Hax, Ana Laura Didonet Moro, Rafaella Romeiro Piovesan, Luciano Zubaran Goldani, Ricardo Machado Xavier and Odirlei Andre Monticielo

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:12

    Content type: Research

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  27. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) affects wrist and hand joints leading to decrease hand function and patients’ daily living activities. The assessment of hand grip strength (HGS) in children and adolescents...

    Authors: Ahmed Mohammed Rashed, Noha Abdel-Wahab, Ehab M. M. Moussa and Nevin Hammam

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:11

    Content type: Research

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  28. Little has been published about the epidemiology of Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) in South America, especially in the intertropical zone, and no epidemiological data from Brazil are available. The pur...

    Authors: Francisco Vileimar Andrade de Azevedo, Fabrício Oliveira Lima, Jozélio Freire de Carvalho, Andrea Rocha de Saboia Mont’Alverne and Carlos Ewerton Maia Rodrigues

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:10

    Content type: Research

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  29. There are few data on the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and management of RA in Brazil, even with the recognition of the high direct, indirect and societal costs of this disease. Herein, we report the ...

    Authors: Geraldo da Rocha Castelar-Pinheiro, Ana Beatriz Vargas-Santos, Cleandro Pires de Albuquerque, 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, Evandro Silva Freire Coutinho and Licia Maria Henrique da Mota

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:9

    Content type: Research

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  30. Low back pain is a significant health problem condition due to high prevalence among the general population. Emotions and physical factors are believed to play a role in chronic low back pain. Kinesiophobia is...

    Authors: Josielli Comachio, Mauricio Oliveira Magalhães, Ana Paula de Moura Campos Carvalho e Silva and Amélia Pasqual Marques

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:8

    Content type: Research

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  31. The purposes of this study were to assess the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders symptoms and signs and the bite force in pediatric patients with idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndrome and to compare ...

    Authors: Liete Zwir, Melissa Fraga, Monique Sanches, Carmen Hoyuela, Claudio Len and Maria Teresa Terreri

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:7

    Content type: Research

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  32. Primary Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a multifactorial disease that has an important genetic component, and several genes have been associated with its development. The vitamin D receptor has a role in sk...

    Authors: Norma Celia González-Huerta, Verónica Marusa Borgonio-Cuadra, Eugenio Morales-Hernández, Carolina Duarte-Salazar and Antonio Miranda-Duarte

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:6

    Content type: Research

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  33. Systemic autoimmune myopathies (SAMs) are a heterogeneous group of rare systemic autoimmune diseases that primarily affect skeletal muscles. Patients with SAMs show progressive skeletal muscle weakness and con...

    Authors: Diego Sales de Oliveira, Rafael Giovani Misse, Fernanda Rodrigues Lima and Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:5

    Content type: Review

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  34. The Hip Outcome Score (HOS) was developed to evaluate physically active patients with hip disease but without severe degenerative change. A translation and cultural adaptation into Brazilian Portuguese was pre...

    Authors: Rafaela Maria de Paula Costa, Themis Moura Cardinot, Letícia Nunes Carreras Del Castillo Mathias, Gustavo Leporace and Liszt Palmeira de Oliveira

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:4

    Content type: Research

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  35. The objective of this document is to provide a comprehensive update of the recommendations of Brazilian Society of Rheumatology on drug treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), based on a systematic literature ...

    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

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:2

    Content type: Position article and guidelines

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  36. To assess the main fears and beliefs of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their effect on treatment outcomes;

    Authors: Penélope Esther Palominos, Andrese Aline Gasparin, Nicole Pamplona Bueno de Andrade, Ricardo Machado Xavier, Rafael Mendonça da Silva Chakr, Fernanda Igansi and Laure Gossec

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2018 58:1

    Content type: Review

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