Publications





EULAR recommendations for management of fibromyalgia.
Ann Rheum Dis 2017 Dec 5;76(12):e54. Epub 2017 May 5.
Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.




Subclinical atherosclerosis and history of cardiovascular events in Italian patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Results from a cross-sectional, multicenter GIRRCS (Gruppo Italiano di Ricerca in Reumatologia Clinica e Sperimentale) study.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Oct;96(42):e8180
aRheumatology Section, Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila bClinical Medicine and Rheumatology Department, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Rome cRheumatology Section, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Palermo, Palermo dRheumatology Section, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples, Naples eRheumatology Section, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia Medical School, Foggia fDepartment of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence gRheumatology Section, L. Sacco University Hospital, Milan hSystemic Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases Unit, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Bari Medical School, Bari, Italy.

Childhood adversities in patients with fibromyalgia: are they related to comorbid lifetime major depression?
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 May-Jun;35 Suppl 105(3):112-118. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
Clinical Neurosciences, Villa S.Benedetto Menni, Hermanas Hospitalarias, Como, Italy; Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Univ. of Maastricht, Netherland; and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Univ.of Miami, USA.











Is panic disorder associated with clinical severity of fibromyalgia? A preliminary study in a tertiary-care centre.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Mar-Apr;34(2 Suppl 96):S99-105. Epub 2016 Apr 22.
Clinical Neurosciences, Villa S.Benedetto Menni, Hermanas Hospitalarias, Como, Italy; Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Univ. of Maastricht, Netherland; and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Univ.of Miami, USA.

Abnormal resting state functional connectivity of the periaqueductal grey in patients with fibromyalgia.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Mar-Apr;34(2 Suppl 96):S129-33. Epub 2016 Apr 20.
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.



Psoriatic Arthritis Registries.
J Rheumatol Suppl 2015 Nov;93:30-2
From the Rheumatology Unit, L. Sacco University Hospital, and the Istituti di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute, Milan; and the Rheumatology Unit, San Giovanni di Dio Hospital, Florence, Italy.P. Sarzi-Puttini, MD, PhD, Consultant Rheumatologist and Head of Rheumatology Unit; V. Varisco, MD, Resident in Rheumatology; M.C. Ditto, MD, Specialist Rheumatologist, Rheumatology Unit, L. Sacco University Hospital; M. Benucci, MD, Consultant Rheumatologist, Rheumatology Unit, San Giovanni di Dio Hospital; F. Atzeni, MD, PhD, Clinical Research in Rheumatology, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute.

Role of Agents other than Tumor Necrosis Factor Blockers in the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis.
J Rheumatol Suppl 2015 Nov;93:79-81
From the Istituti di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute, Milan; the Rheumatology Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II, Naples; and the Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, DIMED, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.F. Atzeni, MD, PhD, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute; L. Costa, MD; F. Caso, MD, PhD, Rheumatology Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II, and Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, DIMED, University of Padua; R. Scarpa, MD; P. Sarzi-Puttini, MD, Rheumatology Research Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II.

Paradoxical Expansion of Th1 and Th17 Lymphocytes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Following Infliximab Treatment: a Possible Explanation for a Lack of Clinical Response.
J Clin Immunol 2015 Aug 14;35(6):550-7. Epub 2015 Aug 14.
L. Sacco Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, University of Milan, Via GB Grassi 74, 20157, Milan, Italy.

Efficacy and Safety of Pregabalin in Patients with Fibromyalgia and Comorbid Depression Taking Concurrent Antidepressant Medication: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study.
J Rheumatol 2015 Jul 1;42(7):1237-44. Epub 2015 Jun 1.
From the Women's Health Research Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio; Pfizer Inc., Groton, Connecticut; Pfizer Inc., New York, New York, USA; Reumatologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Polo Universitario L. Sacco, Milan, Italy; Family Medicine Department, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.L.M. Arnold, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Director, Women's Health Research Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; P. Sarzi-Puttini, MD, Direttore presso U.O.C., Reumatologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Polo Universitario L. Sacco; P. Arsenault, MD, Associate Professor, Family Medicine Department, University of Sherbrooke; T. Khan, MD, Senior Manager Clinician, Clinical Sciences, Pfizer Inc.; P. Bhadra Brown, PhD, Director, Statistics, Pfizer Inc.; A. Clair, PhD, Senior Medical Director, US Medical Affairs, Pfizer Inc.; J.M. Scavone, PharmD, Senior Director; J. Driscoll, PharmD, Director; J. Landen, PhD, Director; L. Pauer, MS, Senior Director, Clinical Sciences, Pfizer Inc.

Can Tocilizumab Decrease Cartilage Oligomeric Matrix Protein Levels and Disease Activity in Patients with Long-Standing Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Curr Rheumatol Rev 2015 Feb 9. Epub 2015 Feb 9.
Rheumatology Unit, Azienda Sanitaria di Firenze, Hospital S. Giovanni di Dio, Via Torregalli 3, 50143 Firenze FI, Italy.


Low Risk of Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation in HBsAg-negative/Anti-HBc-positive Carriers Receiving Rituximab for Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Retrospective Multicenter Italian Study.
J Rheumatol 2016 05 15;43(5):869-74. Epub 2016 Feb 15.
From the Rheumatology Unit, Ospedale L. Sacco; Hepatology Unit, Ospedale San Giuseppe, University of Milan; A.M. and A. Migliavacca Center for Liver Disease, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan; Rheumatology Day Hospital, Istituto Ortopedico G. Pini, Milan; Rheumatology Unit, Ospedale Mauriziano, Turin; Rheumatology Division, IRCCS Fondazione San Matteo, Università di Pavia, Pavia; University Rheumatology Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria (AOU) Policlinico, Bari, Italy.V. Varisco*, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Ospedale L. Sacco; M. Viganò*, MD, Hepatology Unit, Ospedale San Giuseppe, University of Milan; A. Batticciotto, MD, PhD, Rheumatology Unit, Ospedale L. Sacco; P. Lampertico, MD, PhD, Professor, A.M. and A. Migliavacca Center for Liver Disease, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan; A. Marchesoni, MD, Rheumatology Day Hospital, Istituto Ortopedico G. Pini; P. Gibertini, MD, Rheumatology Day Hospital, Istituto Ortopedico G. Pini; R. Pellerito, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Ospedale Mauriziano; G. Rovera, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Ospedale Mauriziano; R. Caporali, MD, Professor, Rheumatology Division, IRCCS Fondazione San Matteo, Università di Pavia; M. Todoerti, MD, Rheumatology Division, IRCCS Fondazione San Matteo, Università di Pavia; M. Covelli, MD, University Rheumatology Department, AOU Policlinico; A. Notarnicola, MD, University Rheumatology Department, AOU Policlinico; F. Atzeni, MD, PhD, Rheumatology Unit, Ospedale L. Sacco; P. Sarzi-Puttini, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Ospedale L. Sacco.



Features of mood associated with high body weight in females with fibromyalgia.
Compr Psychiatry 2018 01 6;80:57-64. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Villa San Benedetto Menni Hospital, Hermanas Hospitalarias, FoRiPsi, Albese con Cassano, Como, Italy; Research Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Leonard Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, USA.

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