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Contrast-enhanced Ultrasonography for Monitoring Arterial Inflammation in Takayasu Arteritis.

J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

From the Department of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Rheumatism and Immunity, PLA, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China. This work was supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (No. 2015CB553704) and the National Nature Science Foundation Key Research Project of China (2017YFC0909002). Z.Q. Li, MS, Department of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Rheumatism and Immunity, PLA, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University; Z.H. Zheng, MD, PhD, Department of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Rheumatism and Immunity, PLA, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University; J. Ding, MD, PhD, Department of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Rheumatism and Immunity, PLA, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University; X.F. Li, MS, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University; Y.F. Zhao, MS, Department of Ultrasound, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University; F. Kang, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University; Y. Li, MS, Department of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Rheumatism and Immunity, PLA, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University; L.X. Pang, MS, Department of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Rheumatism and Immunity, PLA, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University; W.L. Du, MS, Department of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Rheumatism and Immunity, PLA, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University; Z.B. Wu, MD, PhD, Department of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Rheumatism and Immunity, PLA, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University; P. Zhu, MD, PhD, Department of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Rheumatism and Immunity, PLA, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University. ZhiQin Li and ZhaoHui Zheng contributed equally to this work. Address correspondence to Dr. P. Zhu, Department of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Rheumatism and Immunity, PLA, Branch of Immune Cell Biology, State Key Discipline of Cell Biology, XijingHospital, Fourth Military Medical University, No. 127 WestChangle Road, Xi'an 710032, Shaanxi Province, China. E-mail: Accepted for publication October 29, 2018.

Objective: To evaluate the utility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) compared with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in assessing vessel inflammation of Takayasu arteritis (TA).

Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 71 patients with TA who had undergone carotid CEUS. Twenty-two of 71 patients underwent FDG-PET after CEUS. Read More

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March 2019
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Assessment of Patients with Takayasu Arteritis in Routine Practice with Indian Takayasu Clinical Activity Score.

J Rheumatol 2015 Aug 1;42(8):1443-7. Epub 2015 Jul 1.

From the Department of Rheumatology Istanbul, School of Medicine, Marmara University; Department of Rheumatology, Koç University; Department of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul; Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University; Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Ege University, İzmir; Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Baskent University; Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey; Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.F. Alibaz-Oner, MD, Specialist in Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Marmara University; S.Z. Aydin, MD, Associate Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, Koç University; S. Akar, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University; K. Aksu, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Ege University; S. Kamali, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University;E. Yucel, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Baskent University; O. Karadag, MD, Associate Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University; H. Ozer, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Cukurova University; S. Kiraz, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University; F. Onen, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University; M. Inanc, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University; G. Keser, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Ege University; N. Akkoc, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, School of Medicine

Objective: To assess the Indian Takayasu Clinical Activity Score (ITAS2010) in followup of Takayasu arteritis (TA).

Methods: ITAS2010 forms were filled in prospectively (n = 144). Clinical activity was assessed with physician's global assessment (PGA) and criteria defined by Kerr, et al. Read More

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August 2015
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Childhood-onset Takayasu arteritis -- experience from a tertiary care center in South India.

J Rheumatol 2014 Jun 1;41(6):1183-9. Epub 2014 May 1.

From the Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.R. Goel, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology; T.S. Kumar, MD, Pediatrics, Professor, Department of Child Health; D. Danda, MD, DM, FRCP, Clinical Immunology Professor, and Head, Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology; G. Joseph, MD, DM, Cardiology, Professor, Department of Cardiology; V. Jeyaseelan, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Biostatistics; A.K. Surin, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow, and Assistant Professor, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Christian Medical College; P. Bacon, MB, BChir, MRCP, FRCP, Emeritus Professor, Department of Rheumatology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

Objective: To study the clinical profile and outcome of Asian Indian children with childhood-onset Takayasu arteritis (c-TA).

Methods: Records were studied of patients with c-TA onset prior to age 16. Disease Extent Index-Takayasu (DEI. Read More

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June 2014
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Rheumatic disease among Oklahoma tribal populations: a cross-sectional study.

J Rheumatol 2012 Oct 15;39(10):1934-41. Epub 2012 Aug 15.

Department of Arthritis and Clinical Immunology, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK, USA.

Objective: Rheumatic diseases cause significant morbidity within American Indian populations. Clinical disease presentations, as well as historically associated autoantibodies, are not always useful in making a rapid diagnosis or assessing prognosis. The purpose of our study was to identify autoantibody associations among Oklahoma tribal populations with rheumatic disease. Read More

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October 2012
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Low body mass index is adversely associated with radiographic joint damage in Indian patients with early rheumatoid arthritis.

J Rheumatol 2011 Mar 15;38(3):434-8. Epub 2010 Nov 15.

Department of Rheumatology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India.

Objective: Various factors affect joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The influence of body mass index (BMI) is not adequately known. As BMI is potentially modifiable, we studied its influence on radiological joint damage in patients with RA. Read More

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March 2011
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Profile of Indian patients with juvenile onset chronic inflammatory joint disease using the ILAR classification criteria for JIA: a community-based cohort study.

J Rheumatol 2010 Aug 1;37(8):1756-62. Epub 2010 Jun 1.

Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Hermes Doctor House/Hermes Elegance, Pune, India.

Objective: To assess the current International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) classification criteria (Edmonton, 2001) for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in Indian patients.

Methods: Out of 441 children, 330 with chronic joint pains were diagnosed with juvenile onset chronic inflammatory arthritis and followed in an observational cohort. Our study was carried out from 1994 to 2006 in a community rheumatology clinic. Read More

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August 2010
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Fibromyalgia is common and adversely affects pain and fatigue perception in North Indian patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

J Rheumatol 2009 Nov 15;36(11):2443-8. Epub 2009 Oct 15.

Department of Clinical Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.

Objectives: Fibromyalgia (FM) has been shown to be common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but studies on Asian patients are lacking. It remains unclear whether FM has an adverse influence on pain, fatigue, quality of life, and mood in these patients, and what its relationship is with disease activity. We studied prevalence and effects of FM in North Indian patients with RA and associations of RA with disease activity. Read More

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November 2009
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Preventing tuberculosis flare in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases receiving tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors in India -- An audit report.

J Rheumatol 2009 Jul 1;36(7):1414-20. Epub 2009 Jun 1.

Joint Disease Clinic, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre Superspeciality Hospital and Clinic for Arthritis and Rheumatism, New Delhi, India.

Objective: To test the efficacies of a strategy for preventing tuberculosis (TB) in Indian patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD) treated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitor.

Methods: The screening strategy included tuberculosis skin test (TST), QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QTG) test, standard chest radiograph, and contrast enhanced-computerized tomography of the chest (CT).

Results: Among 53 patients screened, 17 (32%) had >or= 1 test positive, with 5 (9. Read More

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July 2009
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Association of PTPN22 with rheumatoid arthritis among South Asians in the UK.

J Rheumatol 2007 Oct 1;34(10):1984-6. Epub 2007 Aug 1.

Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.

Objective: To compare the distribution and assess genetic associations of the PTPN22 R620W single-nucleotide polymorphism among South Asian (Asiatic Indian) patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ethnically matched controls.

Methods: DNA samples from 133 rheumatoid factor-positive South Asian RA patients and 149 control subjects from the East Midlands of the UK were genotyped for PTPN22 R620W polymorphism. Genotyping was performed by the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method. Read More

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October 2007
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Cytochrome P450 polymorphism as a predictor of ovarian toxicity to pulse cyclophosphamide in systemic lupus erythematosus.

J Rheumatol 2007 Apr 15;34(4):731-3. Epub 2007 Feb 15.

Department of Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.

Objective: Ovarian toxicity is a major concern with cyclophosphamide (CYC) therapy. CYC is a prodrug that is activated by cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes to its active metabolites that are responsible for ovarian toxicity. The amount of active metabolites produced depends on polymorphism in CYP 450 genes. Read More

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April 2007
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Prevalence of subclinical amyloidosis in ankylosing spondylitis.

J Rheumatol 2007 Feb;34(2):371-3

Department of Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.

Objective: To study the prevalence of secondary amyloidosis in Indian patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

Methods: Seventy-two AS patients with disease duration of more than 5 years were included in this study over a period of one and a half years. Abdominal subcutaneous fat pad aspiration (ASFA) was performed with a fine needle, and smears were examined for apple-green birefringence under polarized light after Congo red staining. Read More

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February 2007
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Musculoskeletal pain in Malaysia: a COPCORD survey.

J Rheumatol 2007 Jan;34(1):207-13

University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Objective: To assess the nature and extent of rheumatic complaints in a semirural area in a multiracial (Malay, Indian, Chinese) community in Malaysia using the Community Oriented Program for the Control of Rheumatic Diseases (COPCORD) protocol initiated by ILAR and the WHO.

Methods: All members of a community of 2700 persons over the age of 15 years were offered a questionnaire based interview in Phase 1 of the study. Those with rheumatic complaints (pain in the last 1 week) were invited for a physical examination by a rheumatologist in Phase 2. Read More

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January 2007
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Direct and indirect costs of osteoarthritis in Singapore: a comparative study among multiethnic Asian patients with osteoarthritis.

J Rheumatol 2007 Jan;34(1):165-71

Centre for Health Services Research, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore.

Objective: To estimate and compare the direct and indirect costs of osteoarthritis (OA) in multiethnic Asian patients with OA in Singapore.

Methods: The study was a retrospective and cross-sectional design. Patients were stratified according to ethnicity and presence or absence of joint surgery. Read More

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January 2007
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Lack of clinical association with antibodies to ribosomal P proteins in Indian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

J Rheumatol 2006 Oct;33(10):1987-9

Department of Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.

Objective: We examined the prevalence and clinical association of the antiribosomal antibodies in our cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Methods: IgG antiribosomal P protein (anti-P) antibodies were detected in 202 consecutive patients with SLE and 212 age and sex matched healthy subjects by an in-house ELISA, using the 22-mer C-terminal peptide. In 13 patients, IgG anti-P antibodies were also tested in paired cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and sera samples. Read More

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October 2006
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Subclinical atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis in India.

J Rheumatol 2006 Feb;33(2):244-7

Department of Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.

Objective: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality as compared to the general population. Indians are also at increased risk of developing early and severe atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Carotid intima-media thickness as measured by ultrasound is a validated surrogate marker of atherosclerosis. Read More

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February 2006
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Increased type II collagen degradation and very early focal cartilage degeneration is associated with upregulation of chondrocyte differentiation related genes in early human articular cartilage lesions.

J Rheumatol 2005 May;32(5):876-86

Joint Diseases Laboratory, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Objective: Articular cartilage degeneration in osteoarthritis (OA) involves excessive degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM) and chondrocyte differentiation (hypertrophy). We determined the interrelationship between the extent of collagen cleavage by collagenase, cartilage degeneration, and differentiation related gene expression in patella-femoral condylar cartilages of patients bearing very early focal OA-like articular cartilage lesions.

Methods: Articular cartilage specimens with very early focal lesions and adjacent normal cartilage from 3 donors were removed at autopsy as full-depth slices cut from the femoral condyle surface that articulates with patella. Read More

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May 2005
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Bone mineral density in children and adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile dermatomyositis, and systemic vasculitis: relationship to disease duration, cumulative corticosteroid dose, calcium intake, and exercise.

J Rheumatol 2005 Apr;32(4):729-33

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Objective: To describe the frequency of abnormal bone mineralization in a population of children with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE), juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM), and systemic vasculitis; and to investigate the relationship of bone mineral density (BMD) to cumulative corticosteroid dose, disease duration, Tanner stage, calcium intake, and exercise in these patients.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of children attending the pediatric rheumatology clinic at British Columbia's Children's Hospital was conducted to obtain demographic data (sex, ethnicity, disease duration, cumulative corticosteroid dose, and mean daily corticosteroid dose). All patients had at least one BMD measurement by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) at lumbar spine, hip, and total body. Read More

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April 2005
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Gender and ethnic origin have no effect on longterm outcome of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus.

J Rheumatol 2004 Aug;31(8):1650-4

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Objective: To investigate the associations of gender and ethnic origin with longterm outcome in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Methods: The study cohort consisted of 51 patients (13 males and 38 females) with childhood-onset SLE followed for > or = 5 years at the British Columbia Children's Hospital in Vancouver. Fifteen patients were Caucasian, 14 Chinese, 9 East Indian, and 13 patients were of other ethnic backgrounds: none was African-American or Hispanic. Read More

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August 2004
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Prevalence of secondary amyloidosis in Asian North Indian patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

J Rheumatol 2003 May;30(5):948-51

Department of Immunology and Pathology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.

Objective: To study the prevalence of secondary amyloidosis in Asian North Indian patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to determine its clinical significance.

Methods: RA patients with disease duration > 5 years were included in this prospective study over a 2 year period. Abdominal subcutaneous fat pad aspiration (ASFA) was performed, and smears were stained with Congo red and observed for apple-green birefringence under polarized light microscopy. Read More

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May 2003
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Pain and disability, perceptions and beliefs of a rural Indian population: A WHO-ILAR COPCORD study. WHO-International League of Associations for Rheumatology. Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases.

J Rheumatol 2002 Mar;29(3):614-21

Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Pune, India.

Objective: The WHO-ILAR Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases (COPCORD) primarily aims to estimate the burden of rheumatic-musculoskeletal symptoms/disorders (RMS). We investigated data on pain and disability, perceptions and beliefs in the first rural community based COPCORD study in India.

Methods: A total of 4092 adults were interviewed (response rate 89%) in a population survey (Stage 1) in Bhigwan village in 1996 using modified COPCORD core questionnaires. Read More

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March 2002
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Systemic lupus erythematosus in North American Indians: a population based study.

J Rheumatol 2000 Aug;27(8):1884-91

Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

Objective: To evaluate the prevalence, disease course, and survival of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a population of over 120,000 North American Indians (NAI), and contrast the results to those in the non-Indian population.

Methods: The regional arthritis center database and the medical records of all rheumatologists, hematologists, nephrologists, and general internists with > 1 patient with SLE were searched for cases of SLE diagnosed between 1980 and 1996. A random survey of 20% of family physicians serving this population suggested that > 85% of all SLE cases were identified. Read More

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August 2000
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Randomized double blind trial of an ayurvedic plant derived formulation for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

J Rheumatol 2000 Jun;27(6):1365-72

Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Pune, India.

Objective: To evaluate RA-1, a standardized plant extract formulation, traditionally considered a safe, effective antiarthritic in the Asian-Indian Ayurvedic medicinal system.

Methods: One hundred eighty-two patients with active-on-chronic rheumatoid arthritis (RA) participated in a 16 week randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel efficacy clinical drug trial in Pune, India. Tenderness, pain, swelling, and several other efficacy measures were assessed by (1) ACR core set 20% and 50% improvement; (2) ACR 20% improvement response. Read More

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June 2000
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Ethnicity and patterns of spondyloarthritis in South Africa--analysis of 100 patients.

J Rheumatol 1999 Oct;26(10):2195-200

Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town Medical School, Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa.

Objective: To determine the spectrum and ethnic differences of spondyloarthritis disease patterns in patients attending the Rheumatic Diseases Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Methods: A retrospective survey of case records of 100 patients with spondyloarthritis seen between January 1988 and January 1995.

Results: Of these 100 patients, 71 were male, 53 were Colored [mixed race descendants of Khoisan (Hottentot and Bushmen), Whites, Malays and Black Africans], 40 White, 5 Black and 2 Indian (descendants of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent). Read More

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October 1999
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The Rheumatology Attitudes Index and its helplessness subscale are valid and reliable measures of learned helplessness in Asian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

J Rheumatol 1999 Jul;26(7):1512-7

Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.

Objective: To assess the internal consistency, reliability, and construct validity of the Rheumatology Attitudes Index (RAI) and its subscales in a cohort of Asian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Methods: English speaking ethnic Chinese, Malay, or Indian patients with SLE (n = 120) seen at a rheumatology unit completed a questionnaire containing the RAI twice within a 2 week period. Lupus activity was assessed using the British Isles Lupus Activity Group (BILAG) score, disease related damage using the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College of Rheumatology (SLICC/ACR) damage index, and quality of life using the Medical Outcome Survey Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36). Read More

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July 1999
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Patterns of psoriatic arthritis in Orientals.

J Rheumatol 1997 Oct;24(10):1949-53

Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.

Objective: To determine the clinical features of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in a multiethnic Oriental population and to study the effect of ethnicity on disease patterns.

Methods: A retrospective study of 80 patients with PsA seen at either a rheumatology or dermatology referral center. Patients and case records were reviewed and data abstracted according to a standard protocol. Read More

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October 1997
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Rheumatic diseases in Alaskan Indians of the southeast coast: high prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

J Rheumatol 1991 Oct;18(10):1477-84

Internal Medicine Service, Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage 99501.

A review of rheumatic diseases in the southeast coastal Indians of Alaska revealed high frequencies of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Both prevalence and incidence rates of RA were significantly higher and the peak age of incidence was younger in the southeast Alaskan Indian population than in Alaskan Eskimo groups and the United States population in general. The prevalence of SLE in the Alaskan Indian population was about twice that reported for most white populations. Read More

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October 1991
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HLA antigens in acute anterior uveitis and spondyloarthropathies in Asian Indians and their comparison with American whites and blacks.

J Rheumatol 1983 Dec;10(6):981-4

HLA antigen frequencies in 53 unrelated Asian Indian patients with acute anterior uveitis, with or without associated spondyloarthropathies, were compared with our published data on American Whites and Blacks. The most frequent HLA phenotype among uveitis patients with associated ankylosing spondylitis was A9(W24), B27 in Asian Indians as compared to A2, B27 in the American Whites and Blacks. Read More

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December 1983
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Rheumatic diseases in Western Canadian Indian children.

J Rheumatol 1982 Jul-Aug;9(4):589-92

For both genetic and environmental reasons the prevalences and characteristics of the rheumatic diseases affecting North American Indian children might be expected to differ from those of similarly affected non-Indian children. We reviewed 34 Western Canadian Indian children with rheumatic disorders. For comparison a group of Caucasian children with chronic arthritis was also evaluated. Read More

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December 1982
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Heterogeneity of HLA-DR4 in the rheumatoid arthritis of a Chippewa band.

J Rheumatol 1981 Sep-Oct;8(5):797-803

A high frequency of both rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and HLA-DR4 was found in a Chippewa Indian population. Multiple immunogenetic "variants" of HLA-DR4 were demonstrated, each showing a different response in mixed lymphocyte culture which corresponded to a serologic pattern of reactivity to a panel of non-DR4 B cell alloantisera. No DR4-bearing HLA haplotype or DR4 "variant" was common to subjects with RA, all of whom were DR4-positive. Read More

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February 1982
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The incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus in North American Indians.

J Rheumatol 1976 Jun;3(2):186-90

The annual incidence (AI) of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was determined in 75 highly inbred North American Indian tribes, a total of approximately 800,000 people, during the fiscal years 1971-1975. Seventy-two of the Indian tribes had an AI of SLE which was of similar magnitude to previously published studies from Sweden, Rochester (Minn.), Alabama, New York City, and San Francisco. Read More

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June 1976
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Studies of rheumatoid arthritis among a tribe of Northwest Indians.

J Rheumatol 1976 Mar;3(1):9-14

Thirty-six women from a Northwest Indian population known to have an increased prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis were studied. The course of the clinical disease was that of erosive rheumatoid arthritis with characteristic involvement of metacarpophalangeal and wrist joints. Rheumatoid factor and antinuclear antibody tests were frequently positive, and reactions to gold therapy were more frequent than in other rheumatoid populations. Read More

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March 1976
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