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  1. Chronic inflammatory diseases (CIDs; ankylosing spondylitis [AS], psoriatic arthritis [PsA], psoriasis [PsO], or rheumatoid arthritis [RA]) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; Crohn’s disease and ulcerative c...

    Authors: David P. Hudesman, Soumya D. Chakravarty, Bruno Emond, Lorie A. Ellis, Patrick Lefebvre, Kay Sadik and Jose U. Scher

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:16

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis affecting about 1% of the population. With the advent of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs the disease can be well controlled in many...

    Authors: Nils Schubert, Tillmann Schill, Marlene Plüß and Peter Korsten

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:11

    Content type: Case report

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  3. The relationship between food and health is known since the antiquity and in the field of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs), mainly rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a large number of studies has been pub...

    Authors: Alessia Alunno, Elena Nikiphorou, Elena Philippou, Claire Daien, Dieter Wiek, Marios Kouloumas and Maurizio Cutolo

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:10

    Content type: Debate

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  4. Despite high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, screening and treatment of hyperlipidemia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is suboptimal. We asked primary care physicians (PCPs) and rhe...

    Authors: Iris Navarro-Millán, Anna Cornelius-Schecter, Ronan J. O’Beirne, Melanie S. Morris, Geyanne E. Lui, Susan M. Goodman, Andrea L. Cherrington, Liana Fraenkel, Jeffrey R. Curtis and Monika M. Safford

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:14

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Symptoms and comorbidities of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) considerably reduce health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and ability to work. This real-world study assessed rates of tumour necrosis factor inhibito...

    Authors: A. Deodhar, V. Strand, P. G. Conaghan, E. Sullivan, S. Blackburn, H. Tian, K. Gandhi, S. M. Jugl and R. Alten

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:19

    Content type: Research article

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  6. As awareness for the importance of mental health continues to expand in rheumatology, it is important to understand the epidemiology of psychiatric complications in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with the ultimat...

    Authors: Jamie YE. Park, Alyssa M. Howren, Enav Z. Zusman, John M. Esdaile and Mary A. De Vera

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:12

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Black and Hispanic patients with osteoarthritis have more pain and worse function than Whites at the time of arthroplasty. Whether this is true for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is unknown.

    Authors: J. Hirsch, B. Mehta, J. Finik, I. Navarro-Millan, C. Brantner, S. Mirza, M. Figgie, M. Parks, L. Russell, D. Orange and S. Goodman

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:17

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Strategic drug therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with prolonged remission is not well defined. According to recent guidelines, tapering biological Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (bDMARDs) ...

    Authors: Chayma Ladhari, Pierre Le Blay, Thierry Vincent, Ahmed Larbi, Emma Rubenstein, Rosanna Ferreira Lopez, Christian Jorgensen and Yves-Marie Pers

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:5

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have increased cardiovascular (CV) and mortality risk. Patients with RA are also frequently prescribed glucocorticoids (GCs) which have been associated with increased ri...

    Authors: Ruth E. Costello, Antonia Marsden, Mohammad Movahedi, Mark Lunt, Jenny H. Humphreys, Richard Emsley and William G. Dixon

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:4

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are autoimmune disorders associated with an increased risk for depression, anxiety and sleeping problems. The objective of t...

    Authors: Philip Brenner, Anna Citarella, Louise Wingård and Anders Sundström

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:9

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) is a severe inflammatory ocular disease that can affect patients with a long history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The use of biotherapy has revolutionized the treatment o...

    Authors: Sara Benchérifa, Bouchra Amine, Imane El Binoune, Samira Rostom and Rachid Bahiri

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:6

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Joint replacements continue to occur during a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient’s lifetime despite significant advances in available treatment options. The purpose of this study was to examine and quantify syn...

    Authors: Evan A. Choate, Gurjit S. Kaeley, Jenny Brook, Roy D. Altman, John D. FitzGerald, Astrid R. Floegel-Shetty, David A. Elashoff and Veena K. Ranganath

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:8

    Content type: Research article

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  13. S100A4 is a member of calcium binding S100 protein family well known for its role in cancer progression and metastasis. Nevertheless, S100A4 also serves as a negative regulator of bone formation. Dickkopf-1 (D...

    Authors: Barbora Šumová, Lucie Andrés Cerezo, Hana Hulejová, Klára Prajzlerová, Michal Tomčík, Kristýna Bubová, Jan Štěpán, Mária Filková, Tereza Kropáčková, Mariam Grigorian, Karel Pavelka, Jiří Vencovský and Ladislav Šenolt

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:13

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Relapsing polychondritis (RPC) is a rare progressive autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation in the cartilage of multiple organs. Tracheobronchial involvement appears in nearly half of RPC patients du...

    Authors: Tomonori Makiguchi, Akira Koarai, Chihiro Inoue, Yayoi Aoyama, Taizo Hirano, Takashi Ohe, Tomohiro Ichikawa, Yutaka Shishikura, Hanae Komuro, Yoko Tsukita, Naoki Tode, Tadahisa Numakura, Tsutomu Saito, Teruyuki Sato, Yoshiya Mitsuhashi, Tsutomu Tamada…

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:1

    Content type: Case report

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  15. A definite diagnosis of gout requires demonstration of monosodium urate crystals in synovial fluid or in tophi, which in clinical practice today seldom is done. Dual energy CT (DECT) has repeatedly been shown ...

    Authors: Elin Svensson, Ylva Aurell, Lennart T. H. Jacobsson, Anton Landgren, Valgerdur Sigurdardottir and Mats Dehlin

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:7

    Content type: Research article

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  16. While total joint replacements (TJR) are frequently performed, there is little qualitative research to define the outcomes most important to patients.

    Authors: Susan M. Goodman, Bella Mehta, Serene Z. Mirza, Mark P. Figgie, Michael Alexiades, Jose Rodriguez, Peter Sculco, Michael Parks and Jasvinder A. Singh

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:3

    Content type: Research article

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  17. There are limited real-world data on the diagnostic experiences of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), including medical care sought and potential barriers to diagnosis. We aim to describe patient experie...

    Authors: Alexis Ogdie, W. Benjamin Nowell, Eddie Applegate, Kelly Gavigan, Shilpa Venkatachalam, Marie de la Cruz, Emuella Flood, Ethan J. Schwartz, Beverly Romero and Peter Hur

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2020 4:2

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Treatment decisions for any disease are usually informed by reference to published clinical guidelines or recommendations. These recommendations can be developed to improve the relative cost-effectiveness of h...

    Authors: Sean P. Gavan, Gavin Daker-White, Katherine Payne and Anne Barton

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:47

    Content type: Research article

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  19. To verify whether serum levels of reactive oxygen metabolites (ROM) are predictive of future clinical remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) receiving tocilizumab (TCZ) therapy.

    Authors: Arata Nakajima, Keiichiro Terayama, Masato Sonobe, Yasuchika Aoki, Hiroshi Takahashi, Yorikazu Akatsu, Junya Saito, Shinji Taniguchi, Manabu Yamada, Ayako Kubota and Koichi Nakagawa

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:48

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI) is used to assess functional status in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but the change required for meaningful improvements remains unclear. A minimum cl...

    Authors: Frank Behrens, Michaela Koehm, Eva C. Schwaneck, Marc Schmalzing, Holger Gnann, Gerd Greger, Hans-Peter Tony and Harald Burkhardt

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:51

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA) involves wear and tear, and a state of low-grade inflammation. Tissue repair responses include transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ)-induced myofibroblast production...

    Authors: Tue W. Kragstrup, Dong H. Sohn, Christin M. Lepus, Kazuhiro Onuma, Qian Wang, William H. Robinson and Jeremy Sokolove

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:46

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) have increased risk of adverse events, including serious infections (SI), compared with psoriasis patients.

    Authors: Christopher T. Ritchlin, Mona Stahle, Yves Poulin, Jerry Bagel, Soumya D. Chakravarty, Shelly Kafka, Bhaskar Srivastava, Wayne Langholff and Alice B. Gottlieb

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:52

    Content type: Research article

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  23. RA flares are common and disabling. They are described in terms of worsening inflammation but pain and inflammation are often discordant. To inform treatment decisions, we investigated whether inflammatory and...

    Authors: Daniel F. McWilliams, Shimin Rahman, Richard J. E. James, Eamonn Ferguson, Patrick D. W. Kiely, Adam Young and David A. Walsh

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:49

    Content type: Research article

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  24. There is an ongoing discussion about incorporating additional risk factors to established WHO fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) to improve the prediction accuracy in clinical subgroups. We aimed to reach an...

    Authors: Nicolas S. Bodmer, Hans Jörg Häuselmann, Diana Frey, Daniel Aeberli and Lucas M. Bachmann

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:50

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The prevalence of mood disturbances such as anxiety and depression is greater in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients than in the general population. Given this association, the primary aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: Steve Peterson, James Piercy, Stuart Blackburn, Emma Sullivan, Chetan S. Karyekar and Nan Li

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:43

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Work and workplace factors are important in fibromyalgia management. We investigated factors associated with sick leave in professionally active women living with fibromyalgia.

    Authors: F. Laroche, D. Azoulay, A. P. Trouvin, J. Coste and S. Perrot

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:44

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) are a group of rare conditions characterised by muscle inflammation (myositis). Accurate disease activity assessment is vital in both clinical and research setting...

    Authors: Alexander Oldroyd, Max A. Little, William Dixon and Hector Chinoy

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:41

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The objective of this study was to develop an assessment tool, ReproKnow, to evaluate the reproductive health knowledge of women with a wide range of rheumatic diseases.

    Authors: Mehret Birru Talabi, Megan E. B. Clowse, Susan J. Blalock, Galen Switzer, Lan Yu, Alaina Chodoff and Sonya Borrero

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:40

    Content type: Research article

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  29. There has been much variation between epidemiological studies that report the prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). This study aimed to analyze the diagnostic prevalence rates and treatment patterns of ma...

    Authors: Jessica Walsh, Theresa Hunter, Krista Schroeder, David Sandoval and Rebecca Bolce

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:39

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) emerged as the frequent pathogen for septic arthritis. There was no study comparing risks, clinical presentations and outcomes between GBS septic arthritis and other bacterial septi...

    Authors: Rungkan Ruksasakul, Pongthorn Narongroeknawin, Paijit Assavatanabodee and Sumapa Chaiamnuay

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:38

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a 5 to 10 years reduction in life expectancy due to premature atherosclerosis. This reduction is the consequence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors (TCRF) a...

    Authors: Christophe Mulumba, Pierrot Lebughe, Jean-Marie Mbuyi-Muamba, Jean-Robert Makulo, François Lepira, Jean Mukaya, Rene Westhovens, Patrick Verschueren and Jean-Jacques Malemba

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:37

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  32. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) aid in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) management, but it is not well understood which measures would be most relevant to the rheumatologists for making treatment decisions.

    Authors: Aprajita Jagpal, Ronan O’Beirne, Melanie S. Morris, Bernadette Johnson, James Willig, Huifeng Yun, Andrea L. Cherrington, Liana Fraenkel, Jeffrey R. Curtis, Monika M. Safford and Iris Navarro-Millán

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:36

    Content type: Research article

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  33. To undertake a retrospective review of patients with SLE who had received Rituximab in order to determine the rates and associated patient characteristics of clinically significant adverse infusion reactions.

    Authors: Ashleigh Hennessey, Joanna Lukawska, Geraldine Cambridge, David Isenberg and Maria Leandro

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:32

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Hypogammaglobulinemia is a complication of B-cell targeting therapies (BCTT), used in vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Since autoimmune diseases are associated with unde...

    Authors: M. J. Cuadrado, I. Calatayud, M. Urquizu-Padilla, S. Wijetilleka, S. Kiani-Alikhan and M. Y. Karim

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:30

    Content type: Research article

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  35. An error occurred during the publication of a number of articles in BMC Rheumatology. Several articles were published in volume 3 with a duplicate citation number.

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    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:35

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  36. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease that primarily affects joints with some extraarticular involvement. If inappropriately treated, it usually results in persistent joint pain, i...

    Authors: Wanruchada Katchamart, Pongthorn Narongroeknawin, Wanwisa Chanapai and Phakhamon Thaweeratthakul

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:34

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  37. The objective of this study was to explore the associations between ultrasonographic and radiographic joint scores and levels of arterial CVD risk markers in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Secondly, to com...

    Authors: S. A. Provan, S. Rollefstad, E. Ikdahl, A. Mathiessen, I. J. Berg, I. Eeg, I. B. Wilkinson, C. M. McEniery, T. K. Kvien, H. B. Hammer, N. Østerås, I. K. Haugen and A. G. Semb

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:33

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  38. Administrative database research is widely applied in the field of epidemiology. However, the results of the studies depend on the type of database used and the algorithms applied for case ascertainment. The o...

    Authors: Kati Otsa, Sandra Talli, Pille Harding, Eevi Parsik, Marge Esko, Anti Teepere and Marika Tammaru

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:26

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  39. Methods of gout flare reporting in research settings are inconsistent and poorly defined. The aim of this study was to describe patterns of gout flare and assess the concurrent validity of different methods of...

    Authors: Novell Teoh, Gregory D. Gamble, Anne Horne, William J. Taylor, Kate Palmano and Nicola Dalbeth

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:27

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  40. Heterogeneity in assessments of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease remission, based on physician judgment and patient self-reports versus standardized measures, have previously been reported. This study explore...

    Authors: Wenhui Wei, Emma Sullivan, Stuart Blackburn, Chieh-I Chen, James Piercy and Jeffrey R. Curtis

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:25

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  41. Previous studies of prognosis for women with Fibromyalgia (FM) or chronic widespread pain (CWP) show contradictory results. However, some women appear to improve in pain and other core symptoms over time. Ther...

    Authors: Anna Bergenheim, Sofia Juhlin, Lena Nordeman, Monica Joelsson and Kaisa Mannerkorpi

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:21

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:35

  42. The role of self-care behaviors in promoting physical function, pain management, health status and quality of life among patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is well documented. However, there is no valid a...

    Authors: Haidar Nadrian, Yasna Hosseini Niaz, Zahra Basiri and Ahmad Tahamoli Roudsari

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:20

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:35

  43. Withdrawal of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) once disease remission is achieved is endorsed by current international rheumatoid arthritis (RA) management guidelines. However, very little data ...

    Authors: Kenneth F. Baker, John D. Isaacs and Ben Thompson

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:24

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:35

  44. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of prolonged disease control after discontinuation of tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

    Authors: Marjan Ghiti Moghadam, Femke B. G. Lamers-Karnebeek, Harald E. Vonkeman, Peter M. ten Klooster, Janneke Tekstra, Barbara van Schaeybroeck, Ruth Klaasen, Marieke van Onna, Hein J. Bernelot Moens, Henk Visser, Annemarie M. Schilder, Marc R. Kok, Robert B. M. Landewé, Piet L. C. M. van Riel, Mart A. F. J. van de Laar and Tim L. Jansen

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:22

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:35

  45. A fatty corner lesion (FCL) is a well-demarcated fat infiltration in the corner of a vertebral body on T1 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence. It has been reported to be useful in the diagnosis of axial ...

    Authors: Ho Yin Chung, Rachel Sze Wan Yiu, Shirley Chiu Wai Chan, Kam Ho Lee and Chak Sing Lau

    Citation: BMC Rheumatology 2019 3:17

    Content type: Research article

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