Publications

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.


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.








"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.


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:


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.

Use of a contact center telephone helpline in rheumatology outpatient management: a five-year experience analysis and patients' perception.
Mod Rheumatol 2014 Jul 21;24(4):585-9. Epub 2013 Oct 21.
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Reumatologia, Sapienza Università di Roma , 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.


CX3CL1 and CX3CR1 expression in tertiary lymphoid structures in salivary gland infiltrates: fractalkine contribution to lymphoid neogenesis in Sjogren's syndrome.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2014 Apr 9;53(4):611-20. Epub 2013 Dec 9.
Centre for Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ, UK.



Mycobacterial interferon-γ release variations during longterm treatment with tumor necrosis factor blockers: lack of correlation with clinical outcome.
J Rheumatol 2013 Feb 1;40(2):157-65. Epub 2012 Dec 1.
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Reumatologia, and the Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy.

Serial interferon-γ release assays for screening and monitoring of tuberculosis infection during treatment with biologic agents.
Clin Rheumatol 2012 Nov 5;31(11):1567-75. Epub 2012 Aug 5.
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Reumatologia, Sapienza Università di Roma, viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy.


Sporadic Blau syndrome with a double CARD15 mutation. Report of a case with lifelong follow-up.
Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 2004 Oct;21(3):228-31
Cattedra di Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Terapia Medica Applicata, Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.





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