Publications

Reprint of "Anti-therapeutic antibodies and their clinical impact in patients treated with the TNF antagonist adalimumab".
Cytokine 2018 Jan 23;101:70-77. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
Biotherapeutics Group, Cytokines and Growth Factor Section, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Blanche Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 3QG, United Kingdom.

Clinical relevance of silent red blood cell autoantibodies.
Haematologica 2017 Dec 21;102(12):e473-e475. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
Hematology, Department of Cellular Biotechnologies and Hematology, Policlinico Umberto 1, Sapienza University.

Anti-aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase-related myositis and dermatomyositis: clues for differential diagnosis on muscle biopsy.
Virchows Arch 2017 Nov 16. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
Department of Radiological, Oncological and Pathological Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Policlinico Umberto I, Viale Regina Elena 324, 00161, Rome, Italy.


Anti-therapeutic antibodies and their clinical impact in patients treated with the TNF antagonist adalimumab.
Cytokine 2017 Aug 6;96:16-23. Epub 2017 Mar 6.
Biotherapeutics Group, Cytokines and Growth Factor Section, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Blanche Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 3QG, United Kingdom.

Jaccoud's arthropathy in systemic lupus erythematosus: clinical, laboratory and ultrasonographic features.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 Jul-Aug;35(4):674-677. Epub 2017 Mar 23.
Lupus Clinic, Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.

Joint involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus: From pathogenesis to clinical assessment.
Semin Arthritis Rheum 2017 Aug 4;47(1):53-64. Epub 2017 Apr 4.
Lupus Clinic, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Università di Roma "La Sapienza," Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Roma, Italy.

Cryoglobulinemia in Sjögren Syndrome: A Disease Subset that Links Higher Systemic Disease Activity, Autoimmunity, and Local B Cell Proliferation in Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue.
J Rheumatol 2017 Aug 15;44(8):1179-1183. Epub 2017 May 15.
From the Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria S. Maria della Misericordia, Udine; Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa; Rheumatology Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome; Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia; Rheumatology Unit, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.

Longterm Outcome of Patients with Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome: A Retrospective Multicenter Study.
J Rheumatol 2017 Aug 1;44(8):1165-1172. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
From the Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Department, Spedali Civili and University of Brescia, Brescia; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Ospedale Gaetano Pini, University of Milan, Milan; Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine - DIMED, University of Padua, Padua; Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties Department, Policlinico Umberto I, La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy; AP-HP, Hôpital Cochin, Centre de référence maladies auto-immunes et systémiques rares, Service de Médecine Interne; AP-HP, Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Centre de référence maladies auto-immunes et systémiques rares, Service de Médecine Interne, Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI University, Paris, France; University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.



Association between antibodies to carbamylated proteins and subclinical atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2017 May 25;18(1):214. Epub 2017 May 25.
Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Rheumatology, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161, Rome, Italy.


Correlation between ESSDAI and ClinESSDAI in a real-life cohort of patients with Sjögren's syndrome.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 May-Jun;35(3):546-547. Epub 2017 Feb 10.
Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria 'S. Maria della Misericordia', Udine, Italy.










The role of interferon-gamma release assays in predicting the emergence of active tuberculosis in the setting of biological treatment: a case report and review of the literature.
Clin Rheumatol 2016 May 15;35(5):1383-8. Epub 2014 May 15.
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Reumatologia, Sapienza Università di Roma, viale del Policlinico 155, 00161, Rome, Italy.

"In sickness and in health": the peculiar occurrence of polymyalgia rheumatica in married cohabiting couples--a case series and review of the literature.
Clin Rheumatol 2016 Apr 13;35(4):1111-5. Epub 2014 Apr 13.
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Reumatologia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161, Rome, Italy.

Smoke and autoimmunity: The fire behind the disease.
Autoimmun Rev 2016 Apr 7;15(4):354-74. Epub 2016 Jan 7.
The Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer 52621, Israel; The Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.


Increased soluble CD72 in systemic lupus erythematosus is in association with disease activity and lupus nephritis.
Clin Immunol 2016 Mar 13;164:114-8. Epub 2016 Feb 13.
Division of Allergy & clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel. Electronic address:

Fetal programming and systemic sclerosis.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015 Dec 29;213(6):839.e1-8. Epub 2015 Jul 29.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Anti-SSA/SSB-negative Sjögren's syndrome shows a lower prevalence of lymphoproliferative manifestations, and a lower risk of lymphoma evolution.
Autoimmun Rev 2015 Nov 8;14(11):1019-22. Epub 2015 Jul 8.
Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "S. Maria della Misericordia", Udine, Italy. Electronic address:

Human polyomavirus JC presence in chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases patients treated with anti-TNF-α: Evaluation of JC viral loads in urine and plasma samples.
Joint Bone Spine 2015 Oct 9;82(5):375-6. Epub 2015 Feb 9.
Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy; Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Center for Biotechnology, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Electronic address:

Factor H Autoantibodies in Patients with Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Thrombosis.
J Rheumatol 2015 Oct 15;42(10):1786-93. Epub 2015 Aug 15.
From the Department of Translational Medicine, and Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University; Center for Primary Health Care Research, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö; Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine, Halland Hospital, Halmstad, Sweden; Internal Medicine, "Bezhanijska Kosa," University Medical Center, Belgrade, Serbia; Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy; Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.A. Foltyn Zadura, MSc, Department of Translational Medicine, Lund University; A.A. Memon, PhD, Center for Primary Health Care Research, Skåne University Hospital; L. Stojanovich, MD, PhD, Internal Medicine, "Bezhanijska Kosa," University Medical Center; C. Perricone, MD; F. Conti, MD, PhD; G. Valesini, MD, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Sapienza Università di Roma; G. Bogdanovic, MD, PHD, Internal Medicine, "Bezhanijska Kosa," University Medical Center; A. Hillarp, PhD, Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine, Halland Hospital; Y. Shoenfeld, MD, PhD, Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center; J. Sundquist, MD, PhD, Center for Primary Health Care Research, Skåne University Hospital; J. Leffler, PhD, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia; P.J. Svensson, MD, PhD, Department of Translational Medicine, Lund University; L.A. Trouw, PhD, Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center; A.M. Blom, PhD, Department of Translational Medicine, Lund University.

Quality of Sexual Life in Women with Primary Sjögren Syndrome.
J Rheumatol 2015 Aug 1;42(8):1427-31. Epub 2015 Jul 1.
From the Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Rheumatology Clinic, and Department of Gynecological and Obstetrical Sciences and Urological Sciences, Gynecology Clinic, Sapienza University of Rome; Population Health and Health Determinant Unit, National Centre for Surveillance, Prevention and Health Promotion, National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy.R. Priori, MD, PhD; A. Minniti, MD; B. Antonazzo, MD; F. Brancatisano, MD; G. Valesini, Professor of Rheumatology, Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome; M. Derme, MD; M. Framarino-dei-Malatesta, MD, PhD, Gynecology Clinic, Department of Gynecological and Obstetrical Sciences and Urological Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome; S. Ghirini, MSc, Population Health and Health Determinant Unit, National Centre for Surveillance, Prevention and Health Promotion, National Institute of Health.





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.


Hypovitaminosis D in recent onset rheumatoid arthritis is predictive of reduced response to treatment and increased disease activity: a 12 month follow-up study.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2015 Mar 15;16:53. Epub 2015 Mar 15.
Internal Medicine Unit-Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, Rome, 00161, Italy.



Emergence of antinuclear antibodies in psoriatic patients treated with infliximab: personal experience and literature review.
Drug Dev Res 2014 Nov;75 Suppl 1:S61-3
Dipartimento di "Medicina dei Sistemi"-Reumatologia, Allergologia e Immunologia Clinica, Università di Rome "Tor Vergata", 00163, Rome, Italy.


Interleukin 18: a biomarker for differential diagnosis between adult-onset Still's disease and sepsis.
J Rheumatol 2014 Jun 1;41(6):1118-23. Epub 2014 May 1.
From the Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, and the Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive e Tropicali, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy.R. Priori, MD, PhD; S. Colafrancesco, MD; C. Alessandri, MD; A. Minniti, MD; C. Perricone, MD, Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche; G. Iaiani, MD; D. Palazzo, MD, Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive e Tropicali; G. Valesini, MD, Professor, Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Sapienza Università di Roma.

Subclinical atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome: focus on β2GPI-specific T cell response.
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2014 Mar 16;34(3):661-8. Epub 2014 Jan 16.
From the Rheumatology Unit (F.C., F.R.S., C.A., F.C., E.M., G.V.), Atherosclerosis Unit (A.M., M.A.), and Internal Medicine D (M.P.), Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties and Department of Experimental Medicine (A.C., M.S.), Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy; and Department of Infectious, Parasitic, and Immune-Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy (B.B., E.P., R.R.).



The role of disease activity score 28 in the evaluation of articular involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus.
ScientificWorldJournal 2014 3;2014:236842. Epub 2014 Nov 3.
Lupus Clinic, Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Sapienza Università di Roma, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Roma, Italy.


CD8+ T Cells Specific to Apoptosis-Associated Antigens Predict the Response to Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
PLoS One 2015 10;10(6):e0128607. Epub 2015 Jun 10.
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Sapienza Università di Roma, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with and without Anti-dsDNA Antibodies: Analysis from a Large Monocentric Cohort.
Mediators Inflamm 2015 6;2015:328078. Epub 2015 May 6.
Lupus Clinic, Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma 00161, Italy.




Genetic Factors in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Contribution to Disease Phenotype.
J Immunol Res 2015 21;2015:745647. Epub 2015 Dec 21.
Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Sapienza Università di Roma, 00161 Rome, Italy.

Increased Prevalence of Human Polyomavirus JC Viruria in Chronic Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases Patients in Treatment with Anti-TNF α: A 18 Month Follow-Up Study.
Front Microbiol 2016 10;7:672. Epub 2016 May 10.
Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, "Sapienza" University of RomeRome, Italy; Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Center for Biotechnology, College of Science and Technology, Temple UniversityPhiladelphia, PA, USA.




Pain modulation in patients with fibromyalgia undergoing acupuncture treatment is associated with fluctuations in serum neuropeptide Y levels.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 May-Jun;35 Suppl 105(3):81-85. Epub 2017 May 31.
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

Erratum to: Association between antibodies to carbamylated proteins and subclinical atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2017 06 16;18(1):263. Epub 2017 Jun 16.
Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialities, Rheumatology, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale de Policlinico 155, 00161, Rome, Italy.



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