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Group Psychotherapy With Fibromyalgia Patients: A Systematic Review.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 31;34(4):476-491. Epub 2019 Jul 31.

Department of Psychology, İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This review aims to investigate the factors that play a role on the efficacy of group psychotherapy (GP) interventions for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Materials And Methods: We employed a search using keywords group psychotherapy and fibromyalgia in the databases of Scopus, Web of Sciences, CINAHL, BMJ, MEDLINE, ScienceDirect and EBSCOhost.

Results: A total of 30 original studies were identified. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974394PMC
December 2019

Nitroxidized-Albumin Advanced Glycation End Product and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 22;34(4):461-475. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, India.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease whose major clinical consequence is inflammation of small joints and contiguous structures. Oxidative and nitrosative stress along with increased formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) play an important role in the disease process. Generation of reactive species during glycation of proteins further adds to the oxidative and nitrosative stress. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7285DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974383PMC
December 2019

Effective Ankaferd Hemostat Treatment For Severe Intractable Chronic Deep Leg Ulcer Associated With Behçet's Disease.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 26;34(4):457-460. Epub 2019 Apr 26.

Department of Hematology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Ankaferd hemostat (Ankaferd Blood Stopper; ABS) is a pro-hemostatic agent affecting erythrocytes. In this article, we report a 50-year-old male patient who presented with a non-healing leg ulcer for one year. He had a past medical history of Behçet's disease (BD) diagnosed at the age of 29 and therapy was started. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974380PMC
December 2019

Is Immunosuppressive and Thrombolytic Therapy Really Effective in a Patient With Intracardiac Thrombosis and Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm due to Behçet's Disease?

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 22;34(4):451-456. Epub 2019 May 22.

Department of Pediatrics, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey.

Behçet's disease (BD) is a rare, multisystemic, chronic vasculitic disorder with unknown etiology. Intracardiac thrombus formation and pulmonary artery aneurysm in BD are very rare. The treatment protocol in patients with vascular involvement, particularly those with pulmonary artery aneurysm accompanied by thrombosis, have not been clearly defined. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974390PMC
December 2019

Cytomegalovirus Disease in a Patient With Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis Who Also Has Splenic Necrosis.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 22;34(4):447-450. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Rheumatology, Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey.

Cytomegalovirus infection, which can occur as a result of reactivation due to immunosuppressive treatment in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis, is a serious condition that should be kept in mind because of its fatal course. In this article, we report a 49-year-old male patient with a diagnosis of granulomatosis with polyangiitis who developed a life-threatening colonic ulcer due to cytomegalovirus colitis and a shrunken spleen with irregular contours that was detected on abdominal computed tomography. This is a rare case of cytomegalovirus disease in a patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis and splenic necrosis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974381PMC
December 2019

Familial Mediterranean Fever and Multiple Sclerosis Successfully Treated With Interferon Beta-1a: A Case Report.

Authors:
Bilgin Öztürk

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 22;34(4):443-446. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Neurology, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common demyelinating disease in Turkey while familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common periodic fever syndrome worldwide. In this article, we report a 37-year-old male patient admitted with complaint of difficulty in walking. He had been taking colchicine at admission for 27 years. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974384PMC
December 2019

Association of Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 4 rs10181656 Polymorphism With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Sclerosis in Khuzestan Province in Southwestern Iran.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 6;34(4):434-442. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Department of Statistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the association of polymorphism rs10181656 (C>G) of signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) gene with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic sclerosis (SSc) in the southwest of Iran as well as the probable relationship between the polymorphism with clinical features and disease activity parameters in both diseases.

Patients And Methods: A total of 200 patients (120 with RA [21 males, 99 females; mean age 44.83 years; range, 16 to 75 years] and 80 with SSc [13 males, 67 females; mean age 44. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2020.7376DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974387PMC
December 2019

The Anti-Rheumatoid Activity of Niclosamide in Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Rats.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 23;34(4):426-433. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Al-Isra'a University, Pharmacy, Baghdad, Iraq.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the anti-arthritic effect of orally administered niclosamide (NCL) on collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in rats.

Materials And Methods: The study included 35 Sprague Dawley rats (age range, 3 to 4 months; average weight, 100±10 g) of which seven were used as a negative control group (group A) whereas 28, in which arthritis was induced by injection of collagen type II emulsified by incomplete Freund's adjuvant and which were considered as CIA rats, were randomly divided equally into four groups and treated for 28 days with: normal saline (group B), low-dose NCL (group C), high-dose NCL (group D), and diclofenac sodium (group E). Body weight, arthritis index, ankle swelling, and footpad thickness were monitored before and after treatment in all groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7100DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974393PMC
December 2019

The Importance of G-protein Coupled Estrogen Receptor in Patients With Fibromyalgia.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 23;34(4):419-425. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to analyze the G-protein coupled estrogen receptor (GPER/GPR30) activity in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Patients And Methods: We enrolled 40 female patients with FMS (mean age 42.9±11. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7236DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974385PMC
December 2019

Serum Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-1 Levels in Patients With Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 22;34(4):414-418. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Biochemistry, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to compare the serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1 (VEGFR-1) levels between patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and healthy controls.

Patients And Methods: The study included 40 female patients (mean age 39.9±10. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7265DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974391PMC
December 2019

Body Mass Index and Clinical Response to Tocilizumab in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 22;34(4):406-413. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Rheumatology, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Objectives: This study aims to determine whether baseline body mass index (BMI) affects clinical response to tocilizumab (TCZ) after six months of treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.

Patients And Methods: In this prospective study, a total of 52 RA patients (10 males, 42 females; mean age 50.6±12. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7146DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974388PMC
December 2019

Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Version of the ABILHAND Questionnaire in Rheumatoid Arthritis Individuals, Based on Rasch Analysis.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 26;34(4):395-405. Epub 2019 Apr 26.

Department of Rheumatology, Medical Faculty of Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to assess the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the ABILHAND questionnaire in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) [ABILHAND-RA (TR)] using the Rasch analysis.

Materials And Methods: A total 90 individuals (15 males, 75 females; mean age 51.8±10. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7227DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974382PMC
December 2019

Serum Pyridinoline is Associated With Radiographic Joint Erosions in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 22;34(4):387-394. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Internal Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Cheras, Malaysia.

Objectives: This study aims to compare the serum pyridinoline (Pyd) levels between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and healthy controls and to determine the correlation of serum Pyd levels with radiographic joint erosions.

Patients And Methods: Serum samples were obtained from 48 patients with RA (9 males, 39 females; mean age 60.5 years; range 54 to 64 years) and 48 healthy controls (9 males, 39 females; mean age 57. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7243DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974389PMC
December 2019

Is Radial Deviation of Wrist Related With Median Nerve Swelling in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis? A Radiographic, Ultrasonographic, and Electroneuromyographic Study.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 22;34(4):380-386. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate whether or not radial deviation developing after wrist involvement of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a cause of median nerve swelling.

Patients And Methods: The study included 51 RA patients (12 males, 39 females; mean age 50.9±8. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7335DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974379PMC
December 2019

The Role of Real-Time Tissue Elastography and Gray-Scale Ultrasound Histogram Analysis in the Diagnosis of Patients With Sjögren's Syndrome.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 28;34(4):371-379. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Pamukkale University Faculty of Medicine, Denizli, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate gray-scale histogram analysis of B-mode ultrasound (US) images and US elastographic features of the parotid glands in patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and to explore relationships with the ultrasonographic and disease activity scores in the light of histopathological findings.

Patients And Methods: A total of 57 consecutive female patients (mean age 47.9±10. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7120DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974386PMC
December 2019

Depression and Somatization in Refractory Lateral Epicondylitis.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Dec 28;34(4):367-370. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to present two major psychological factors, namely depression and somatization, which may occur with high probability in patients with refractory lateral epicondylitis (LE).

Patients And Methods: This cross-sectional study included 36 patients (11 males, 25 females; mean age 42.6±8. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7139DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6974392PMC
December 2019

Certolizumab Pegol Treatment in Three Patients With Takayasu Arteritis.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 28;34(3):357-362. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Although glucocorticoids are the mainstay of treatment in Takayasu arteritis (TA), anti-tumor necrosis factor agents are other treatment options in refractory disease. The onset of TA is generally observed in females of reproductive age. Certolizumab pegol (CZP) lacks a fragment crystallizable region and this gives advantage of minimal transfer through the placenta, which makes CZP a safer option in pregnancy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7177DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768783PMC
September 2019
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Dramatic Response of Familial Majeed Syndrome to Interleukin-1 Antagonist Therapy: Case report.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 22;34(3):352-356. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Pediatric, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain.

Majeed syndrome (MS) is a rare, autosomal recessive, autoinflammatory disease characterized by recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, congenital dyserythropoietic anemia, and inflammatory dermatome. In this article, we report the cases of two siblings with MS. Genetic studies of both siblings were obtained and revealed mutations in LPIN2 gene by means of a homozygous single-base pair change in the donor splice site of exon 17 (c. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768791PMC
September 2019

Prednisolone-Induced Hairy Tongue: A Case Report.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 1;34(3):348-351. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Rheumatology, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey.

Hairy tongue is a benign and mostly asymptomatic disorder characterized by elongation of papillae with typical hairy-like appearance on the dorsal surface of the tongue. Many medical conditions, antibiotics, and drugs inducing xerostomia are associated with hairy tongue. In this article, we report a female patient with polymyalgia rheumatica who developed hairy tongue following treatment with prednisolone. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7239DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768785PMC
September 2019
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Mikulicz's Disease With Immune Thrombocytopenia: A New Immunoglobulin G4-Mediated Disorder and Literature Review.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 30;34(3):343-347. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China.

Mikulicz's disease (MD), an immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease, is a fibrosis-associated inflammatory disease characterized by painless bilat- eral swelling of lacrimal and salivary glands. Although thrombocytopenia is associated with many rheumatologic disorders, it is rare in IgG4-related MD. This novel study aims to report a rare case of IgG4-related MD complicated with severe autoimmune thrombocytopenia without any hemato- logical malignancies and review all cases of IgG4-related disease associated with thrombocytopenia in the literature. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768784PMC
September 2019

A Child Diagnosed With Treatment-Resistant Polyarteritis Nodosa: Can the Clinical Diagnosis Be Different?

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 22;34(3):338-342. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Katip Çelebi University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.

Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a necrotizing systemic vasculitis involving the wall of small and medium sized arteries. The histological aspect is defined by the presence of fibrinoid necrosis and an infiltrate rich in neutrophil polynuclears in the artery wall and rare granulomas. CECR1 (Cat Eye Syndrome Chromosome Region 1) gene mutation causing adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) deficiency is also associated with systemic inflammation, vasculopathy, and frequently PAN. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7075DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768779PMC
September 2019
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Evaluation of Olfactory Bulb Volumes in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Retrospective Study.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 22;34(3):334-337. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dermancan Medical Center, Adana, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate olfactory bulb (OB) volume in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using magnetic resonance imaging.

Patients And Methods: In this retrospective and case-control study, OB volumes of 37 RA patients (6 males, 31 females; mean age 48.6±10. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768790PMC
September 2019
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A Multicenter Analysis of Subjectivity of Indirect Immunofluorescence Test in Antinuclear Antibody Screening.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 22;34(3):326-333. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Medical Microbiology, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the interpretation of the antinuclear antibody (ANA)-indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) test results based on the interpreter-related subjectivity and to examine the inter-center agreement rates with the performance of each laboratory.

Patients And Methods: The ANA-IIF testing was carried out in a total of 600 sera and evaluated by four laboratories. The inter-center agreement rates were detected. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768788PMC
September 2019

Pulmonary Function, Aerobic Capacity and Related Variables in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 22;34(3):317-325. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pamukkale University Faculty of Medicine, Denizli, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the cardiopulmonary functions and exercise performance of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to investigate the relationship between these parameters and disease activity, spine mobility and quality of life (QoL).

Patients And Methods: Forty-five patients with AS (group 1; 33 males, 12 females; mean age 43.1±12. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7145DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768782PMC
September 2019
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Comparison of the Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma, Corticosteroid, and Physical Therapy in Subacromial Impingement Syndrome.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 28;34(3):308-316. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Biostatistics, Istanbul Medeniyet University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate and compare the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection, corticosteroid injection, and physical therapy in addition to exercise treatment on pain, shoulder functions, and quality of life in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS).

Patients And Methods: Ninety patients (37 males, 53 females; mean age 48.99 years; range, 33 to 60 years) who were diagnosed as Stage 2 SAIS were included in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7225DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768781PMC
September 2019
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Angioedema: A Cross-Sectional Study From the National Inpatient Sample.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 28;34(3):301-307. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, United States.

Objectives: This cross-sectional study aims to investigate the odds of developing angioedema (AE) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) populations compared to non-SLE populations in hospital settings in the United States using a nationwide database.

Materials And Methods: We used the data from the National Inpatient Sample for the years 2012 to 2014. We constructed two models for multivariate logistic regression analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7149DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768776PMC
September 2019
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Etiologic Spectrum and Follow-Up Results of Noninfectious Uveitis in Children: A Single Referral Center Experience.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 28;34(3):294-300. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the etiologic spectrum, demographic features, and long-term follow-up results of children with noninfectious uveitis (NIU).

Patients And Methods: Files of patients with NIU were reviewed between May 2010 and September 2017. The cohort consisted of 54 juvenile uveitis patients (26 males, 28 females; mean age 7. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7253DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768777PMC
September 2019
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Disease Severity and Genotype Affect Physical Growth in Children With Familial Mediterranean Fever.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 28;34(3):288-293. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to analyze the growth parameters in children with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) according to disease characteristics including genotype and disease severity by a recently validated tool in relatively more patients.

Patients And Methods: This retrospective study included 126 patients with FMF (70 males, 56 females; mean age 7.3±3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7198DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768778PMC
September 2019
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Comparison of Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and Traditional Physiotherapy in Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendinitis Treatment.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 28;34(3):281-287. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the efficacy of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) in relieving pain and improving range of motion (ROM) and functionality besides conventional physiotherapy methods in the treatment of chronic rotator cuff calcific tendinitis (RCCT).

Patients And Methods: We studied 80 patients (35 males, 45 females; mean age 53.3±9. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7081DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768789PMC
September 2019
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Can Fear of Movement, Depression and Functional Performance be a Predictor of Physical Activity Level in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis?

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 30;34(3):274-280. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to explore whether fear of movement, depression and functional performance are predictors of physical activity levels in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Patients And Methods: A total of 200 patients (80 males, 120 females; mean age 53.23±5. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7160DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768793PMC
September 2019
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Hypermobility Frequency in School Children: Relationship With Idiopathic Scoliosis, Age, Sex and Musculoskeletal Problems.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 30;34(3):268-273. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Haliç University, High School of Health Science, İstanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to assess the prevalence of generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) in school children in relation to scoliosis and to identify musculoskeletal problems.

Patients And Methods: This cross-sectional study included 822 school children (413 males, 409 females; mean age 12.2±1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7181DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768787PMC
September 2019
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Validity and Reliability of Turkish Version of the Identification Pain Questionnaire in the Assessment of Neuropathic Pain.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 30;34(3):262-267. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Fizyocare Physical Medicine Center, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to assess the validity and reliability of a Turkish version of the identification (ID) pain (ID pain-T) questionnaire in Turkish patients.

Patients And Methods: The Turkish version of ID pain questionnaire was obtained after translation from English into Turkish. The study included 194 patients of which 100 (34 males, 66 females; mean age 59. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7117DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768786PMC
September 2019
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Prevalence, Risk Factors and Assessment of Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 28;34(3):253-261. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité-Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of depressive symptoms among systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients using the Major Depression Inventory (MDI), identify possible risk factors, and analyze the current standard of care to raise awareness and improve clinical care for SSc patients.

Patients And Methods: The study included 94 SSc patients (12 males, 82 females; mean age 58.3±13. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7111DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768792PMC
September 2019

The Relationship of Intimate Partner Violence With Psychiatric Disorders and Severity of Pain Among Female Patients With Fibromyalgia.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 09 28;34(3):245-252. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Psychiatry, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to compare the prevalence of intimate partner violence and comorbid psychiatric disorders among patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and healthy controls and also to investigate the relationship of intimate partner violence with psychiatric disorders and severity of pain in FMS patients.

Patients And Methods: The study group consisted of 136 females including 68 patients with FMS (mean age 43±10.4 years; range, 25 to 70 years) and 68 FMS-free healthy females (mean age 38. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7090DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768780PMC
September 2019
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus With Lupus Nephritis Presented With Recurrent Massive Ascites: A Case of Pseudo-Pseudo Meigs Syndrome.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 8;34(2):243-244. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Internal Medicine, Kasr Al Ainy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719571PMC
June 2019
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Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease Presented as Recurrent Otitis Media and Mixed Hearing Loss Treated With Cyclophosphamide and Rituximab: A Case Report.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 30;34(2):233-237. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department Rheumatology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.

Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic autoimmune disease; however, it rarely presents as recurrent otitis media and mixed hearing loss. In this article, we present a 43-year-old male patient who presented with recurrent otitis media and mixed hearing loss that is the 12th case of IgG4-RD with middle and inner ear involvement. We also report the clinical response of cyclophosphamide and rituximab therapy in IgG4- RD. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719581PMC
June 2019
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Leptospirosis With Acute Renal Failure and Vasculitis: A Case Report.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 30;34(2):229-232. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Nephrology, University of Health Sciences, Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease that occurs worldwide. Various clinical manifestations of leptospirosis can be seen. In this article, we present a case with acute renal failure, severe vasculitis and hyperbilirubinemia occurring simultaneously with leptospirosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7063DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719576PMC
June 2019
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Accelerated Nodulosis in a Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 30;34(2):225-228. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Akdeniz University Faculty Of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey.

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), subcutaneous nodules are the most frequently seen extra-articular findings that are seen in areas of extensor pressure. In this article, we present the case of a RA patient with accelerated nodulosis that started with the use of methotrexate and exacerbated with etanercept and leflunomide treatment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719578PMC

Associations of Mitochondrial Deoxyribonucleic Acid Polymorphisms With Behçet's Disease in the Korean Population.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 28;34(2):211-219. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University School of Medicine, Myunggok Medical Research Institute, Daejeon, South Korea.

Objectives: This study aims to examine the possible associations of mitochondrial single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and Behçet's disease (BD) in a larger patient group.

Patients And Methods: Whole blood or buffy coat was collected from 98 BD patients (31 males, 67 females; mean age 48±2.8 years; range 20 to 60 years) from four university hospitals located in the Chung-Cheong district of the Republic of Korea, and 196 age- and sex-matched healthy controls (HCs) (62 males, 134 females; mean age 46. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719587PMC
June 2019
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Effects of Familial Mediterranean Fever on Cardiac Functions in Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study Based on Speckle Tracking Echocardiography.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 30;34(2):204-210. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Cardiology, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic functions with speckle tracking echocardiography in addition to routine echocardiographic measurements in adult familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients in order to detect cardiac functions.

Patients And Methods: Sixty FMF patients (23 males, 37 females; median age 35 years; interquartile range, 26 to 38 years) and 20 healthy subjects (10 males, 10 females; median age 31 years; interquartile range, 25 to 35 years) were included in the study. The diagnosis was established according to the Tel-Hashomer criteria. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719579PMC
June 2019
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Is Fibromyalgia Syndrome a Neuropathic Pain Syndrome?

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 30;34(2):196-203. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, İzmir Dokuz Eylul University Medical Faculty, İzmir, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate whether fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) represents a neuropathic pain syndrome through the use of neuropathic pain scales.

Patients And Methods: The study included 99 female patients (mean age 44.21 years; range, 18 to 65 years) who referred to Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department Outpatient Clinics with complaints of widespread pain and who received a clinical diagnosis of fibromyalgia based on the 1990 American College of Rheumatology diagnostic criteria and a control group consisting of 86 female patients (mean age 49. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719577PMC
June 2019
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The Impact of Perceived Social Support on Anxiety, Depression and Severity of Pain and Burnout Among Turkish Females With Fibromyalgia.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 4;34(2):186-195. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, İstanbul Sultan Abdulhamit Han Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to assess the impact of perceived social support on burnout, severity of pain and comorbid anxiety and depression among Turkish females with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Patients And Methods: A total of 117 females including 65 patients with FMS (mean age 33.5±8. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719574PMC
June 2019
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Obesity, Echocardiographic Changes and Framingham Risk Score in the Spectrum of Gout: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 28;34(2):176-185. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Internal Medicine, Clinic of Rheumatology, Medical University, University Hospital St. Iv. Rilski, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Objectives: This study aims to establish cardiovascular risk in obese and non-obese patients in stages of gout by using Framingham risk score (FRS) and transthoracic echocardiography.

Patients And Methods: This single-center cross-sectional study encompassed 201 patients (160 males, 41 females; mean age 56.9±13 years; range 20 to 89 years) including 52 asymptomatic hyperuricemia, 86 gouty arthritis without tophi, and 63 gouty tophi patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719573PMC
June 2019
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Association Between Human Leukocyte Antigen-B*27 and Pathogenesis in Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 7;34(2):166-175. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the low-resolution human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B locus polymorphisms between unrelated healthy individuals and patients with diagnosis of seronegative spondyloarthropathies and determine risky and protective allelic groups and genotypes.

Patients And Methods: The study included 104 healthy control individuals (52 males, 52 females; median age 43 years; range 2 to 76 years) and 96 patients (43 males, 53 females; median age 28.5 years; range 2 to 67 years) diagnosed with: ankylosing spondylitis (AS) (n=19), reactive arthritis (n=19), psoriatic arthritis (n=28) and undifferentiated spondyloarthropathies (n=30). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.7036DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719582PMC
June 2019
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The Predictive Value of Autoantibody Spectrum on Organ Damage in Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 16;34(2):157-165. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Department of Nephrology, Affiliated Hospital of Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities, Baise, China.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the positive detection rate and predictive value of autoantibodies, including anti-double stranded deoxyribonucleic acid (anti-dsDNA) antibodies, anti-histone antibodies (AHAs), anti-ribosomal (anti-Rib) P antibodies, anti-Smith (anti-Sm) antibodies, anti-U1 ribonucleoprotein (anti-U1RNP) antibodies, anti-Sjögren's syndrome type A antibodies and anti-Sjögren's syndrome type B antibodies, on organ damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematous (SLE).

Patients And Methods: A total of 225 patients with SLE (37 males, 188 females; mean age 37.4±15. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.6981DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719570PMC
June 2019
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Association of Interleukin-17F 7488A/G and 7383A/G Polymorphisms With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Meta-Analysis.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 13;34(2):148-156. Epub 2018 Sep 13.

Department of Rheumatology, Daping Hospital, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Objectives: This meta-analysis aims to summarize and estimate the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) susceptibility and two polymorphisms of interleukin-17F (IL-17F) 7488A/G and 7383A/G.

Materials And Methods: PubMed, Embase and Web of Science were searched up to 01 July 2017. Case-control studies with genotype frequencies data for 7488A/G and 7383A/G were included. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719583PMC

The Prevalence of Systemic Rheumatic Diseases Among Breast Cancer Patients and Its Relationship With Survival.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 16;34(2):141-147. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Department of Medical Oncology, MKA Breast Cancer Clinic, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the prevalence of systemic rheumatic diseases (SRDs) among patients with breast cancer (BC) and to identify the clinicopathological characteristics of these patients.

Patients And Methods: A total of 3,744 female patients with BC (mean age 49±11.7 years; range, 18 to 92 years) followed in Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Medical Oncology Department between January 2006 and December 2015 were retrospectively assessed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719575PMC
June 2019
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Bone Mineral Loss and Fracture in Sarcoidosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 5;34(2):130-140. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Objectives: This meta-analysis aims to investigate the possibility of bone mineral loss and fracture in sarcoidosis.

Materials And Methods: A comprehensive search of the MEDLINE and Embase databases was performed from inception through August 2017. The inclusion criterion was observational studies evaluating the association between sarcoidosis and bone mineral density (BMD) or fracture. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719584PMC
June 2019
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Pro-inflammatory Cytokines and Oxidized Low-Density-Lipoprotein in Patients With Fibromyalgia.

Arch Rheumatol 2019 Jun 16;34(2):123-129. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medicine Faculty of Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the differences in serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), (IL-8), and oxidized low-density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) between female fibromyalgia (FM) patients and healthy females and also to examine a possible relationship between the cytokines/biomarker and the severity of pain and clinical features of FM.

Patients And Methods: This case-control study included 48 female patients (mean age 26.51±6. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2019.6733DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719580PMC
June 2019
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Effectiveness of Ultrasound Therapy on Myofascial Pain Syndrome of the Upper Trapezius: Randomized, Single-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study.

Arch Rheumatol 2018 Dec 23;33(4):418-423. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, İstanbul Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation Training Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of conventional ultrasound (US) therapy in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome.

Patients And Methods: Fifty-four patients (23 males, 31 females; mean age 29.8±5. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/ArchRheumatol.2018.6538DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409164PMC
December 2018
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