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  1. Content type: Research article

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease which involves the loss of self-tolerance with hyperactivation of autoreactive T- and B-cells. Protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor...

    Authors: Adel M. Al-Awadhi, Mohammad Z. Haider, Jalaja Sukumaran and Sowmya Balakrishnan

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2018 2:7

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Methotrexate (MTX) is well known to affect folic acid metabolism, so MTX treatment can result in alterations of mean corpuscular volume (MCV), which may impact on red cell distribution width (RDW), as MCV leve...

    Authors: Julia Held, Birgit Mosheimer-Feistritzer, Johann Gruber, Erich Mur and Günter Weiss

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2018 2:6

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common rheumatic disease in children. Children with JIA are at risk of intraocular inflammation (uveitis). In the initial stages of mild-moderate inflammation uv...

    Authors: Athimalaipet V. Ramanan, Andrew D. Dick, Ashley P. Jones, Catherine Guly, Ben Hardwick, Helen Hickey, Richard Lee, Andrew McKay and Michael W. Beresford

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2018 2:4

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  4. Content type: Research article

    An important source of knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes about illness is the mass media. Research has established the often negative and emotive language utilised by journalists to report on physical and ment...

    Authors: Andrew Mark Bassett, Savia de Souza, Ruth Williams and Heidi Lempp

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2018 2:5

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Multiple targeted immunomodulators (TIMs) for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) treatment are available, but limited studies have directly compared these agents. This study indirectly compared the efficacy of TNF-α, i...

    Authors: Vibeke Strand, M. Elaine Husni, Keith A. Betts, Yan Song, Rakesh Singh, Jenny Griffith, Marci Beppu, Jing Zhao and Arijit Ganguli

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2018 2:3

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  6. Content type: Review

    Total hip (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are widely used, successful procedures for symptomatic end stage arthritis of the hips or knees, but patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus er...

    Authors: Susan M. Goodman and Anne R. Bass

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2018 2:2

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Early and intensive targeted treatment with disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) has been shown to lead to substantial reductions in disease activity and radiograph damage in patients with early rhe...

    Authors: Laura M. M. Steunebrink, Letty G. A. Versteeg, Harald E. Vonkeman, Peter M. ten Klooster, Monique Hoekstra and Mart A. F. J. van de Laar

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2018 2:1

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To examine the frequency of possible giant cell arteritis (GCA) symptoms (including headache, temporal/scalp tenderness, jaw claudication and visual symptoms) in newly diagnosed polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) pa...

    Authors: William Masson, Sara Muller, Rebecca Whittle, James Prior, Toby Helliwell, Christian Mallen and Samantha L. Hider

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2017 1:7

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM, myositis) are a heterogeneous group of chronic autoimmune disorders causing considerable physical and mental health impact. There is a lack of formalised guidance d...

    Authors: James B. Lilleker, Patrick Gordon, Janine A. Lamb, Heidi Lempp, Robert G. Cooper, Mark E. Roberts, Paula Jordan and Hector Chinoy

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2017 1:4

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Being physically active is an essential component of successful self-management for people with inflammatory arthritis; however, the vast majority of patients are inactive. This study aims to determine whether...

    Authors: Linda C. Li, Lynne M. Feehan, Chris Shaw, Hui Xie, Eric C. Sayre, Antonio Aviña-Zubeita, Navi Grewal, Anne F. Townsend, Diane Gromala, Greg Noonan and Catherine L. Backman

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2017 1:6

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