Publications



Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Knee as an Outcome Measure in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: An OMERACT Reliability Study on MRI Scales.
J Rheumatol 2017 Aug 1;44(8):1224-1230. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
From the Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam; Department of Pediatrics, Emma Children's Hospital, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam; Amsterdam Rheumatology and Immunology Center Reade, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Pediatric Rheumatology Research Institute, Bad Bramstedt, Germany; Department of Diagnostic Imaging, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Timing of onset affects arthritis presentation pattern in antisyntethase syndrome.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 Jul 26. Epub 2017 Jul 26.
Division of Rheumatology, University and IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo Foudation, Pavia, Italy.




Effects of orthodontic appliances on the diagnostic quality of magnetic resonance images of the head.
Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2017 Mar;151(3):484-499
Discipline of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto; Division of Orthodontics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:




mTOR inhibitors response and mTOR pathway in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.
Endocr Relat Cancer 2016 Nov 3;23(11):883-891. Epub 2016 Oct 3.
Department of Medical ScienceSection of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy


Immunization with pentraxin 3 (PTX3) leads to anti-PTX3 antibody production and delayed lupus-like nephritis in NZB/NZW F1 mice.
J Autoimmun 2016 Nov 9;74:208-216. Epub 2016 Jul 9.
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35123, Padova, Italy. Electronic address:


Work productivity is associated with disease activity and functional ability in Italian patients with early axial spondyloarthritis: an observational study from the SPACE cohort.
Arthritis Res Ther 2016 Nov 16;18(1):265. Epub 2016 Nov 16.
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine -DIMED, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padova, Italy.




Pharmacodynamics of a low subacute levodopa dose helps distinguish between multiple system atrophy with predominant Parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease.
J Neurol 2016 Feb 14;263(2):250-6. Epub 2015 Nov 14.
IRCCS, Institute of Neurological Sciences of Bologna, c/o Padiglione G, Ospedale Bellaria, Via Altura 3, 40139, Bologna, Italy.

Current Status of Efforts on Standardizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Report from the OMERACT MRI in JIA Working Group and Health-e-Child.
J Rheumatol 2016 Jan 15;43(1):239-44. Epub 2015 May 15.
From the Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Pediatric Hematology, Immunology, Rheumatology and Infectious Disease, Emma Children's Hospital, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Radiology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway; Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Radiology, University Hospital North Norway, Tromsø, Norway; Pediatric Rheumatology Research Institute, Bad Bramstedt, Germany; Department of Pediatrics, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy; Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Reade Institute, location Jan van Breemen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Clinical Medicine, K1, University of Bergen, and Department of Pediatric Radiology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.C.M. Nusman, MSc, Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center; Department of Pediatric Hematology, Immunology, Rheumatology and Infectious Disease, Emma Children's Hospital, Academic Medical Center; L.S. Ording Muller, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology, Oslo University Hospital; R. Hemke, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center; Department of Pediatric Hematology, Immunology, Rheumatology and Infectious Disease, Emma Children's Hospital, Academic Medical Center; A.S. Doria, MD, PhD, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children; D. Avenarius, MD, Department of Radiology, University Hospital North Norway; N. Tzaribachev, MD, Pediatric Rheumatology Research Institute; C. Malattia, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Genoa; M.A. van Rossum, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatric Hematology, Immunology, Rheumatology and Infectious Disease, Emma Children's Hospital, Academic Medical Center, and Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Reade Institute, location Jan van Breemen; M. Maas, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center; K. Rosendahl, MD, PhD, Department o



Ex Vivo Signaling Protein Mapping in T Lymphocytes in the Psoriatic Arthritis Joints.
J Rheumatol Suppl 2015 Nov;93:48-52
From the Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padua; Hematology and Clinical Immunology Branch, University of Padua; Department of Woman and Child Health, University of Padua, Padua; Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II, Naples, Italy; and Faculty of Medicine, University Medical Center, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.U. Fiocco, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padua; V. Martini, Hematology and Clinical Immunology Branch, University of Padua; B. Accordi, Department of Woman and Child Health, University of Padua; F. Caso, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padua and Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II; L. Costa, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padua and Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II; F. Oliviero, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padua; A. Scanu, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padua; M. Felicetti, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padua; P. Frallonardo, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padua; M. Facco, Hematology and Clinical Immunology Branch, University of Padua; D. Boso, MD, Hematology and Clinical Immunology Branch, University of Padua; B. Molena, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padua; R. Zambello, MD, Hematology and Clinical Immunology Branch, University of Padua; R. Ramonda, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padua; F. Cozzi, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padua; R. Scarpa, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II; G. Basso, MD, Department of Woman and Child Health, University of Padua; G. Semenzato,





Development and validation of a new algorithm for attribution of neuropsychiatric events in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2015 May 21;54(5):891-8. Epub 2014 Oct 21.
Department of Medical Science, Section of Hematology and Rheumatology, University of Ferrara and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Sant'Anna di Cona, Ferrara, Epidemiology Unit, Italian Society of Rheumatology, Milan, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Department of Neuroscience, S. Anna Hospital, Cona, Ferrara, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Rheumatology Clinic, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria 'S. Maria della Misericordia' and DSMB, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Padova, Padova, Division of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, CIC, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Cagliari and AOU University Clinic, Cagliari, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Unit, Spedali Civili and University of Brescia, Brescia and Internal Medicine, AOU 'Ospedali Riuniti' of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

Cardiovascular autonomic testing performed with a new integrated instrumental approach is useful in differentiating MSA-P from PD at an early stage.
Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2015 May 21;21(5):477-82. Epub 2015 Feb 21.
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (DIBINEM), University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy; IRCCS, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Bellaria Hospital, Bologna, Italy. Electronic address:

Properties of serial ultrasound clinical diagnostic pathway in suspected appendicitis and related computed tomography use.
Acad Emerg Med 2015 Apr 24;22(4):406-14. Epub 2015 Mar 24.
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Frequency of joint involvement in juvenile idiopathic arthritis during a 5-year follow-up of newly diagnosed patients: implications for MR imaging as outcome measure.
Rheumatol Int 2015 Feb 14;35(2):351-7. Epub 2014 Aug 14.
Department of Radiology (G1-215), Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Drugs in induction and treatment of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.
Auto Immun Highlights 2014 Dec 19;5(3):95-100. Epub 2014 Oct 19.
Rheumatology Unit, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine-DIMED, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padua, Italy.

Physiologic characterization of inflammatory arthritis in a rabbit model with BOLD and DCE MRI at 1.5 Tesla.
Eur Radiol 2014 Nov 4;24(11):2766-78. Epub 2014 Sep 4.
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G1X8.


Quantitative versus semiquantitative MR imaging of cartilage in blood-induced arthritic ankles: preliminary findings.
Pediatr Radiol 2014 May 13;44(5):576-86. Epub 2014 Feb 13.
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G1X8,


Medium-/long-term effects of a specific exercise protocol combined with patient education on spine mobility, chronic fatigue, pain, aerobic fitness and level of disability in fibromyalgia.
Biomed Res Int 2014 29;2014:474029. Epub 2014 Jan 29.
Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Neurosciences, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padua, Italy ; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35131 Padua, Italy.


Cardiovascular risk factors, burden of disease and preventive strategies in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a literature review.
Expert Opin Drug Saf 2015 29;14(9):1373-85. Epub 2015 Jul 29.
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Rotigotine Objectively Improves Sleep in Parkinson's Disease: An Open-Label Pilot Study with Actigraphic Recording.
Parkinsons Dis 2016 14;2016:3724148. Epub 2016 Feb 14.
IRCCS Institute of Neurological Sciences of Bologna, Bellaria Hospital, 40139 Bologna, Italy; Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, 40123 Bologna, Italy.

Off-label use of rituximab for systemic lupus erythematosus in Europe.
Lupus Sci Med 2016 6;3(1):e000163. Epub 2016 Sep 6.
Unit of Clinical Therapy Research, Inflammatory Diseases, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; Rheumatology Clinic, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; Amsterdam Rheumatology and Immunology Center ARC, AMC mail F4-105, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Transancestral mapping and genetic load in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Nat Commun 2017 07 17;8:16021. Epub 2017 Jul 17.
Divisions of Genetics and Molecular Medicine and Immunology, Infection and Inflammatory Diseases, King's College London, Guy's Hospital, London SE1 9RT, UK.

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