Publications




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.


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.

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.




Development of the ClinESSDAI: a clinical score without biological domain. A tool for biological studies.
Ann Rheum Dis 2016 Nov 25;75(11):1945-1950. Epub 2016 Jan 25.
Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Paris-Sud, (AP-HP), Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Sud, Center of Research on Immunology of Viral and Autoimmune diseases (IMVA), Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France.

Efficacy of belimumab and targeting of rheumatoid factor-positive B-cell expansion in Sjögren's syndrome: follow-up after the end of the phase II open-label BELISS study.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Mar-Apr;34(2):311-4. Epub 2016 Feb 9.
Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria S. Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy.

Cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis at diagnosis predicts mortality in primary Sjögren syndrome: analysis of 515 patients.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2016 Aug 23;55(8):1443-51. Epub 2016 Apr 23.
Sjögren Syndrome Research Group, Laboratory of Autoimmune Diseases Josep Font, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Department of Autoimmune Diseases, ICMiD, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain.


Efficacy and safety of belimumab given for 12 months in primary Sjögren's syndrome: the BELISS open-label phase II study.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2015 Dec 4;54(12):2249-56. Epub 2015 Aug 4.
Université Paris-Sud, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Sud, INSERM U1012, Le Kremlin Bicêtre.

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:




Clinical Spectrum Time Course in Anti Jo-1 Positive Antisynthetase Syndrome: Results From an International Retrospective Multicenter Study.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2015 Aug;94(32):e1144
From the Division of Rheumatology, University and IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo Foudation, Pavia, Italy (LC, RC, CM); Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain (LN); Epidemiology Unit, Italian Society for Rheumatology, Milano, Italy (CAS); UOC Reumatologia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S. Anna, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (M Govoni, RLC, F Furini, VF); Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain (FJLL, JM-B, MH); Rheumatology Unit, University and AO Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy (F Franceschini, PA, IC); Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy (RN, SB); Department of Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, IIS Princesa, Madrid, Spain (SC); Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain (WASG, JBC); Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine (DIM), Rheumatology Unit, University of Bari, Bari, Italy (FI, M Giannini); Department of Rheumatology, Città Della Salute e della Scienza, Torino, Italy (EF, SP); Rheumatology Unit, Santa Chiara Hospital, Trento, Italy (GP, G Barausse, RB); Division of Rheumatology, Mauriziano Hospital, Turin, Italy (RP, RV, AR); Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Hospital Johannes-Gutenberg, Mainz, Germany (AS, JM); Tulane University Lung Center Tulane/UMC Scleroderma and Sarcoidosis Patient Care and Research Center, New Orleans, LA, USA (LAS); Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Unit, Hospital Clínico San Cecilio, Granada, Spain (NO-C); Clinic of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences (DSMB), Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Udine, Italy (LQ); Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy (E Bartoloni); Department for Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, St. Josef Krankenhaus, University Clinic, Essen, Germany (C Specker); Division of Rheum


Sequential therapy with belimumab followed by rituximab in Sjögren's syndrome associated with B-cell lymphoproliferation and overexpression of BAFF: evidence for long-term efficacy.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2014 Jul-Aug;32(4):490-4. Epub 2014 May 7.
Clinic of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University Hospital 'S. Maria della Misericordia' of Udine, Italy.

Validation of the classification criteria for cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2014 Dec 3;53(12):2209-13. Epub 2014 Jul 3.
Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S. Maria della Misericordia, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Institute of Statistics, University of Udine, Udine, Italy, Laboratorio de Enfermedades Autoinmunes Josep Font, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Faculty of Medicine, BeniSwafe University, BeniSwafe, Egypt, Section of Internal Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Bari Medical School, Bari, Rheumatology Division, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy, Department of Pathophysiology, Medical School of Athens, Second Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece, Rheumatology Unit, M. Scarlato Hospital, Scafati, Salerno, Division of Rheumatology, Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy, Centre de Références Maladies Auto-Immunes, Service de Médecine Interne II, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Cochin, Paris, France, Rheumatology Unit, Niguarda Ca' Granda Hospital, Milan, Internal Medicine Unit, Saronno Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera di Busto Arsizio, Saronno, Internal Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, Department of Rheumatology, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Department of Internal Medicine, Pordenone General Hospital, Pordenone, Internal Medicine, Donizetti Hospital, Monza, Italy, Osaka Rheumatology Clinic and Department of Molecular Regulation for Intractable Diseases, Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University, Japan, Nephrology Department, A.O. Spedali Civili, Brescia, Center for Systemic Manifestations of Hepatitis Viruses (MaSVE), Department of Internal Medicine, Universit

Acetaminophen-induced liver injury in a woman with febrile flare of systemic lupus erythematosus.
J Clin Rheumatol 2014 Sep;20(6):349-51
Rheumatology Clinic Department of Medical and Biological Sciences University Hospital S. Maria della Misericordia Udine, Italy Rheumatology Clinic Department of Medical and Biological Sciences University Hospital "S. Maria della Misericordia" Udine, Italy Internal Medicine University Hospital "S. Maria della Misericordia" Udine, Italy Institute of Pathology Department of Medical and Biological Sciences University Hospital "S. Maria della Misericordia" Udine, Italy Rheumatology Clinic Department of Medical and Biological Sciences University Hospital "S. Maria della Misericordia" Udine, Italy.

Therapeutic options after treatment failure in rheumatoid arthritis or spondyloarthritides.
Adv Ther 2014 Aug 12;31(8):780-802. Epub 2014 Aug 12.
Department of Medical Sciences, UOC of Rheumatology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria S. Anna-Ferrara, University of Ferrara, Cona (FE), Italy,


Prevalence of mixed cryoglobulinaemia syndrome and circulating cryoglobulins in a population-based survey: the Origgio study.
Autoimmun Rev 2014 Jun 10;13(6):609-14. Epub 2014 Jan 10.
Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Milan, Luigi Sacco Hospital, via GB Grassi 74, 20157 Milan, Italy. Electronic address:


Long-term efficacy and improvement of health-related quality of life in patients with Takayasu's arteritis treated with infliximab.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2012 Nov-Dec;30(6):922-8. Epub 2012 Dec 17.
Clinic of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences (DSMB), University of Udine, Italy.




BLyS upregulation in Sjogren's syndrome associated with lymphoproliferative disorders, higher ESSDAI score and B-cell clonal expansion in the salivary glands.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2013 Feb 9;52(2):276-81. Epub 2012 Aug 9.
Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy.



Chlamydophila psittaci subclinical infection in chronic polyarthritis.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2011 Nov-Dec;29(6):977-82. Epub 2011 Dec 22.
Institute of Clinical Pathology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Udine, Udine, Italy.

Cryoglobulinaemia related to Sjogren's syndrome or HCV infection: differences based on the pattern of bone marrow involvement, lymphoma evolution and laboratory tests after parotidectomy.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2012 Apr 30;51(4):627-33. Epub 2011 Dec 30.
Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University Hospital 'S. Maria della Misericordia', Piazzale Santa Maria Misericordia 1, 33100 Udine, Italy.






Early diagnosis of primary Sjögren's syndrome: EULAR-SS task force clinical recommendations.
Expert Rev Clin Immunol 2016 22;12(2):137-56. Epub 2015 Dec 22.
a Sjögren Syndrome Research Group (AGAUR), Laboratory of Autoimmune Diseases Josep Font, CELLEX-IDIBAPS, Department of Autoimmune Diseases, ICMiD , Hospital Clínic , Barcelona , Spain.

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