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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Describe the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).

    Authors: Maria Fernanda Alvarez Barreneche, William Dario Mcewen Tamayo, Daniel Montoya Roldan, Libia Maria Rodriguez Padilla, Carlos Jaime Velasquez Franco and Miguel Antonio Mesa Navas

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:29

    Content type: Research

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  30. The V Brazilian Consensus for determination of autoantibodies against cellular constituents on HEp-2 cells, held in Brasilia (DF, Brazil) on August 27, 2016, discussed the harmonization between the Brazilian C...

    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 2019 59:28

    Content type: Position article and guidelines

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Advances in Rheumatology 2020 60:6

  31. Imbalance and disfuntion in regulatory T-cells (Tregs) and IL-17 producer lymphocytes (Th17) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Gray scale synovial proliferation (GS), power...

    Authors: Aline Defaveri do Prado, Melissa Cláudia Bisi, Deise Marcela Piovesan, Markus Bredemeier, Talita Siara Baptista, Laura Petersen, Moises Evandro Bauer, Inês Guimarães da Silveira, José Alexandre Mendonça and Henrique Luiz Staub

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:26

    Content type: Research

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  32. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major musculoskeletal disease with high prevalence in the elderly. The study of genetic polymorphisms of inflammatory mediators involved in OA may contribute to the elucidation of the ...

    Authors: Marcos Tadeu Parron Fernandes, Karen Barros Parron Fernandes, Fernanda Freitas Anibal, Walquíria Shimoya-Bittencourt, Viviane Martins Santos, Priscila Daniele de Oliveira Perrucini and Regina Célia Poli-Frederico

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:25

    Content type: Research

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  33. Though gout is more prevalent in men than women, it remains unclear whether gender influences risk factors for incident gout. We aimed to systematically review all cohort studies examining risk factors for the...

    Authors: Peter L. Evans, James A. Prior, John Belcher, Charles A. Hay, Christian D. Mallen and Edward Roddy

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:24

    Content type: Research

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  34. The presence of enthesitis is associated with higher disease activity, more disability and incapacity to work and a poorer quality of life in spondyloarthritis (SpA). There is currently no consensus on which c...

    Authors: Penélope Esther Palominos, Ana Paula Beckhauser de Campos, Sandra Lúcia Euzébio Ribeiro, Ricardo Machado Xavier, Jady Wroblewski Xavier, Felipe Borges de Oliveira, Bruno Guerra, Carla Saldanha, Aline Castello Branco Mancuso, Charles Lubianca Kohem, Andrese Aline Gasparin and Percival Degrava Sampaio-Barros

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:23

    Content type: Research

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  35. The Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) orIgA vasculitis is the most common vasculitis of childhood and may occur with renal involvement, with hematuria and / or proteinuria, and may cause severe and non-reversible...

    Authors: Vânia Schinzel, Jade Dib Fernandez, Gleice Clemente, Melissa Mariti Fraga, Maria Cristina Andrade, Claudio Arnaldo Len and Maria Teresa Terreri

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:21

    Content type: Research

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  36. To date there are no specific classification criteria for childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE). This study aims to compare the performance among the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1997, ...

    Authors: Adriana Rodrigues Fonseca, Marta Cristine Felix Rodrigues, Flavio Roberto Sztajnbok, Marcelo Gerardin Poirot Land and Sheila Knupp Feitosa de Oliveira

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:20

    Content type: Research

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  37. To evaluate the frequency of anti-collagen type V in humans with early systemic sclerosis (SSc) compared to defined SSc patients and healthy controls, since collagen type V was shown to be overexpressed in ear...

    Authors: Michelle R Ugolini-Lopes, Elenice Mantovani, Virgínia Lucia N Bonoldi, Ana Cristina de Medeiros Ribeiro, Eloisa Bonfá, Natalino Yoshinari and Danieli Andrade

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:19

    Content type: Research

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  38. In Brazil, we are facing an alarming epidemic scenario of Yellow fever (YF), which is reaching the most populous areas of the country in unvaccinated people. Vaccination is the only effective tool to prevent Y...

    Authors: Gecilmara Salviato Pileggi, Licia Maria Henrique Da Mota, Adriana Maria Kakehasi, Alexandre Wagner De Souza, Aline Rocha, Ana Karla Guedes de Melo, Caroline Araujo M. da Fonte, Cecilia Bortoletto, Claiton Viegas Brenol, Claudia Diniz Lopes Marques, Cyrla Zaltman, Eduardo Ferreira Borba, Enio Ribeiro Reis, Eutilia Andrade Medeiros Freire, Evandro Mendes Klumb, Georges Basile Christopoulos…

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:17

    Content type: Position article and guidelines

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  39. Adequate nutrition, including intake of dietary calcium and vitamin D, is important to maintain bone health. Evidence suggests that a deficiency in micronutrients may contribute to bone loss during aging and e...

    Authors: Melissa Morimoto, Nitin Shivappa, Patricia de Souza Genaro, Lígia Araújo Martini, Natielen Jacques Schuch, James R. Hebert and Marcelo Medeiros Pinheiro

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:16

    Content type: Research

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  40. Rheumatoid arthritis is a risk factor for early mortality due to cardiovascular disease. Interleukin-33 appears to protect against the development of atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to investiga...

    Authors: Maria Raquel Costa Pinto, Adriana Maria Kakehasi, Adriano José Souza, Wilson Campos Tavares Jr, Monaliza Angela Rocha, Cyntia Gabriele Michel Cardoso Trant and Marcus Vinicius Andrade

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:15

    Content type: Research

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  41. Digital ulcers (DUs) represent a frequent complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc). The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical, serological and capillaroscopy features that are associated with DUs in patie...

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

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:14

    Content type: Research

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  42. To evaluate sexual function female adolescents and young adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and healthy controls.

    Authors: Ana Claudia Pitta, Gabriela Ribeiro Viola Ferreira, Renato Bussadori Tomioka, Daniela Mencaroni Rodrigues Lourenço, Katia Kozu, Nadia Emi Aikawa, Adriana Maluf Elias Sallum, Lucia Maria Arruda Campos, Carmita Helena Najjar Abdo, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Edmund Chada Baracat, Eloisa Bonfá and Clovis Artur Silva

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:13

    Content type: Research

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  43. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic pathogen causing reactivation and disease in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients. This study aims to systematically review the literature for risk factors asso...

    Authors: Hui Min Charlotte Choo, Wen Qi Cher, Yu Heng Kwan and Warren Weng Seng Fong

    Citation: Advances in Rheumatology 2019 59:12

    Content type: Review

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