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IgG4-related disease in patients with newly diagnosed idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis: a population-based Danish study.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Apr 1:1-6. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

b Department of Rheumatology , Odense University Hospital , Odense , Denmark.

Objectives: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) may present as 'idiopathic' retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRPF). We aimed to determine the occurrence of IgG4-retroperitoneal fibrosis (IgG4-RPF) in a nationwide study on patients with newly diagnosed IRPF, and to compare histopathological, imaging, and clinical features in the IgG4-RPF and non-IgG4-RPF subsets.

Method: The National Danish Pathology Register was searched for biopsy codes relating to retroperitoneal tissue from 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2013. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1551963DOI Listing
April 2019
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Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis: can it cause membranous nephropathy?

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 25:1-2. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

d Department of Internal Medicine Division of Rheumatology , Hennepin County Medical Center , Minneapolis , MN , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2019.1580765DOI Listing
March 2019
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Proliferative Sweet syndrome associated with pregnancy and low-molecular-weight heparin sodium.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 25:1-2. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

a Department of Dermatology , Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University , Guangzhou , China.

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March 2019
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Corrigendum.

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Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2019.1577010DOI Listing
March 2019
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Comedonic discoid lupus erythematous.

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M-Y Zhou C Tan

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 7:1-2. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

a Department of Dermatology , Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine , Nanjing , China.

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Dosing of intra-articular triamcinolone hexacetonide for knee synovitis in chronic polyarthritis: a randomized controlled study.

Authors:
T Weitoft K Öberg

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 7:1-5. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

c Clinic of Rheumatology , Falun Hospital , Falun , Sweden.

Objective: Intra-articular glucocorticoid (IAGC) injection treatment is an easy and effective way to treat the signs and symptoms of arthritis, but there is limited knowledge on the adequate dosing for different joints. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome between two common doses of intra-articular triamcinolone hexacetonide (THA) for knee synovitis using the relapse rate during 6 months.

Methods: A total of 159 adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and active knee synovitis were randomized to IAGC injection with 20 mg or 40 mg THA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2019.1571222DOI Listing
March 2019
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Swedish Society of Rheumatology 2018 guidelines for investigation, treatment, and follow-up of giant cell arteritis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 6:1-7. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

g Rheumatology, Department of Medical Sciences , Uppsala University , Uppsala , Sweden.

Objective: To develop evidence-based guidelines for the management of giant cell arteritis (GCA) as a complement to guidelines in other areas of rheumatology, issued by the Swedish Society of Rheumatology.

Methods: A working group selected key areas for recommendations, reviewed the available evidence, and wrote draft guidelines. These were discussed and revised according to standard procedures within the Swedish Society of Rheumatology, including a one-day meeting open to all members. Read More

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March 2019
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Leflunomide versus methotrexate in treatment of giant cell arteritis: comparison of efficacy, safety, and drug survival.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 5:1-3. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

a Department of Rheumatology , Hospital of Southern Norway , Kristiansand , Norway.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2019.1575980DOI Listing
March 2019
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Patients with rheumatic diseases share similar patterns of healthcare resource utilization.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 5:1-8. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

g Department of Medicine , Jyväskylä Central Hospital , Jyväskylä , Finland.

Objectives: Healthcare service needs have changed with the use of effective treatment strategies. Using data from the modern era, we aimed to explore and compare health service-related direct costs in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA).

Methods: We linked a longitudinal, population-based clinical data set from Finland's largest non-university hospital's rheumatology clinic with an administrative database on health service-related direct costs in 2014. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1559878DOI Listing
March 2019
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First Egyptian patient with STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Feb 22:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

c Department of Immunology-CDB , Hospital Clinic , Barcelona , Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1550212DOI Listing
February 2019
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Successful use of sirolimus in a patient with cardiac microangiopathy in primary antiphospholipid syndrome.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Feb 22:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

a Unit of Immunology, Rheumatology, Allergy and Rare Diseases (UnIRAR) , IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University , Milan , Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2019.1574022DOI Listing
February 2019
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Severe osteoporosis in a premenopausal woman.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Feb 22:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

b Athens Academy , Athens , Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2019.1573268DOI Listing
February 2019

Arrhythmia in systemic sclerosis: catheter ablation or not?

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Feb 21:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

a Department of Cardiology , Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences , Beijing , China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1555281DOI Listing
February 2019
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Chronic inflammation in adult familial Mediterranean fever patients: underlying causes and association with amyloidosis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Feb 21:1-5. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

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

Background: Chronic inflammation, as determined by persistently elevated acute-phase reactants in attack-free periods, can occasionally be observed in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and is suggested to be a risk factor for the development of amyloidosis. We aimed to investigate the underlying causes of chronic inflammation in FMF patients and its association with amyloidosis in long-term follow-up.

Method: Electronic medical records of FMF patients who had regular follow-up for ≥ 5 years in our cohort were utilized. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1558282DOI Listing
February 2019

Comparison of agreement between internet-based registration of patient-reported outcomes and clinic-based paper forms within the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Feb 13:1-5. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

a Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine/Rheumatology , Umeå University , Umeå , Sweden.

Objective: The Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register has implemented an internet-based method (PER) for registering patient-recorded outcome measures. The aim of this study was to compare the agreement between visual analogue scales (VASs) reported via PER and clinic-based reporting using paper forms.

Methods: In a cross-sectional study (70 patients), the results of 79 registrations of VASs for global health, pain, and fatigue from PER were compared with corresponding clinic-based paper registrations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1551964DOI Listing
February 2019
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Should we biopsy temporal arteries to diagnose giant cell arteritis? A single-centre experience in Japan.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Feb 13:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

a Department of Internal Medicine , Tomakomai City Hospital , Tomakomai , Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1563212DOI Listing
February 2019

Increased expression of CD40/TRAF1 and activation of nuclear factor-κκB-dependent proinflammatory gene expression in collagen-induced arthritis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov;47(6):455-460

a Department of Rheumatology , The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University , Su Zhou , China.

Objective: Genetic studies have implicated both CD40 and tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated factor-1 (TRAF1) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). CD40 signalling is known to be associated with TRAF1 expression, directly or indirectly; however, the detailed mechanisms of these interactions are not clear in RA, and in particular in fibroblast-like synoviocytes. This study aims to investigate this pathway and the role of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) in a mouse model of RA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1432684DOI Listing
November 2018
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Fatigue correlates with signs of immunological activity and patient-reported outcomes in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Jan 31:1-2. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

a Department of Internal Medicine , Centre for Rheumatic Diseases, Tampere University Hospital , Tampere , Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1559881DOI Listing
January 2019
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Four distinct clinical phenotypes of vasculitis affecting medium-sized arteries.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Jan 23:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

a Department of Hematology and Rheumatology , Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine , Sendai , Japan.

Objective: Within the spectrum of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), cutaneous PAN (cPAN) is further classified into mild cPAN and severe cPAN which presents with ulcers, necrosis, or neuritis. As distinguishing between severe cPAN and systemic PAN can be difficult, this study evaluated the clinical characteristics of patients with necrotizing arteritis of medium-sized arteries.

Methods: Forty-one patients diagnosed with necrotizing arteritis of medium-sized arteries between 2008 and 2017 at our institution were enrolled in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1551965DOI Listing
January 2019
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Rapidly progressive endomyocardial fibrosis and heart failure in a 17-year-old female with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Jan 22:1-2. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

a Copenhagen Lupus and Vasculitis Clinic, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases , Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet , Copenhagen , Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1550211DOI Listing
January 2019
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Cytokines and soluble receptors of the interleukin-1 family in Schnitzler syndrome.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Jan 22:1-4. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

b Institute of Protein Biochemistry , National Research Council , Naples , Italy.

Objectives: Schnitzler syndrome (SchS) is an autoinflammatory disorder characterized by chronic urticaria, fever, and monoclonal gammopathy. The success of interleukin-1 (IL-1) blocking therapies suggests a crucial role for IL-1 in disease induction. The aim of this study is to perform a comprehensive analysis of IL-1 family cytokines and soluble receptors in a group of SchS patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1550210DOI Listing
January 2019
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Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated with leishmaniasis reactivation: a potential adverse event to anti-tumour necrosis factor-α therapy.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Dec 10:1-2. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

a Department of Haematology , Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital , Herlev , Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1533035DOI Listing
December 2018

Acute fulminant myocarditis in a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 03 5;48(2):164-165. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

b Department of Cardiology , Tomakomai City Hospital , Tomakomai , Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1514068DOI Listing
March 2019
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Peripheral blood lymphocyte subset repertoires are biased and reflect clinical features in patients with dermatomyositis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Dec 5:1-5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

a Department of Rheumatology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences , Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) , Tokyo , Japan.

Objective: Dermatomyositis (DM) is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy which often involves the lungs. DM is likely to be associated with aberrant T- and B-cell activation in the pathogenesis because of the proven effectiveness of T- and B-cell-targeted treatments. Assuming that the aberrant activation is reflected by biases in the lymphocyte subset repertoires, we aimed to elucidate these biases, especially in relation to clinical features of DM. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1530371DOI Listing
December 2018
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Phenotypic features and predictors of the clinical severity of keratoconjunctivitis sicca and salivary gland dysfunction in patients with Sjögren's syndrome: a longitudinal analysis of the Korean Initiative of primary Sjögren's Syndrome (KISS) cohort.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 26:1-9. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

b Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine , The Catholic University of Korea , Seoul , Republic of Korea.

Objective: The aim was to investigate prevalence and degree of ocular and oral involvement in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (PSS).

Method: We analysed 134 participants from the Korean Initiative of PSS cohort who completed a 2 year follow-up oral and ocular sign test. The severity of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) was determined with the Schirmer I test value (STV) [abnormal (AB) ≤ 5 mm/5 min; normal (N) > 5 mm/5 min]. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1504982DOI Listing
November 2018
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Increased expression of the proprotein convertase enzyme FURIN in rheumatoid arthritis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 26:1-5. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

a Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences , University of Tampere , Tampere , Finland.

Objective: FURIN is a proprotein convertase enzyme that inhibits the proinflammatory function of T cells and myeloid cells. Elevated FURIN expression levels have been reported in immune-mediated diseases, such as primary Sjögren's syndrome. Here, we investigated the levels of FURIN in peripheral blood (PB) and synovial fluid (SF) leucocytes from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1520294DOI Listing
November 2018
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Cardiovascular risk factors and incident giant cell arteritis: a population-based cohort study.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 21:1-5. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

h Division of Rheumatology , University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia , PA , USA.

Objective: To assess the strength of the effect of cardiovascular risk factors on the incidence of giant cell arteritis (GCA) in a general population context.

Method: Data from the Reykjavik Study (RS), a population-based cohort study focusing on cardiovascular disease, were used. Everyone born in 1907-1935 living in Reykjavik, Iceland, or adjacent communities on 1 December 1967 were invited to participate. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1506821DOI Listing
November 2018
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Comparing patient-reported outcomes entered at home versus at hospital, and testing touch screens for initial recruitment to scientific trials in arthritis patients.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 16:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

a The Danish Rheumatologic Database (DANBIO) and Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research (COPECARE), Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet , Glostrup , Denmark.

Objectives: Touch screens for entering patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are available at all Danish departments of rheumatology reporting to the nationwide DANBIO registry. This project comprises two substudies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA), aiming to (A) investigate the feasibility of first line patient recruitment for research via touch screens, and (B) compare PROs collected at hospital versus at home, including patient preferences.

Method: Substudy A: using a touch screen, patients answered whether we could contact them about a clinical research project (yes/no). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1522666DOI Listing
November 2018
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Dose reduction of biological therapies for inflammatory rheumatic diseases: what do patients think?

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 16:1-2. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

a Rheumatology Department , University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust , Southampton , UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1533034DOI Listing
November 2018
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Structural progression rate decreases over time on serial radiography and magnetic resonance imaging of sacroiliac joints and spine in a five-year follow-up study of patients with ankylosing spondylitis treated with tumour necrosis factor inhibitor.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 13:1-13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

a Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases , Rigshospitalet , Copenhagen , Denmark.

Objective: To investigate temporal changes in structural progression assessed by serial conventional radiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the sacroiliac joints (SIJs) and spine in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) treated with tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor for 5 years.

Method: Forty-two patients were included and 33 patients were followed for 5 years in a prospective investigator-initiated study. Conventional radiographs were required four times and MRI seven times. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1506822DOI Listing
November 2018
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'Isn't biological treatment something healthy?' Lay people's perceptions of medical terms.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 13:1-3. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

a Department of Rheumatology , King Christian X Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases , Graasten , Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1522667DOI Listing
November 2018
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Diagnostic performance of a new anti-carbamylated protein assay in rheumatic diseases.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 13:1-2. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

a Exagen Diagnostics , Vista , CA , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1530372DOI Listing
November 2018

Comparison of patients with and without pre-existing lymphoma at diagnosis of primary Sjögren's syndrome.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 13:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

a Department of Medical Sciences, Section of Rheumatology , Uppsala University , Uppsala , Sweden.

Objective: In the 2016 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism classification criteria for primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), pre-existing lymphoma is not an exclusion criterion for pSS diagnosis, as in earlier criteria. We aimed to explore whether there are differences between pSS patients with and without pre-existing lymphoma at pSS diagnosis.

Method: Patients with ICD-7-10 codes for Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and a diagnosis of malignant lymphoma before or after SS diagnosis were identified by linking the Swedish Patient Register 1964-2007 with the Cancer Register 1990-2007 (n = 224). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1523456DOI Listing
November 2018
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Adalimumab versus adalimumab and methotrexate for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis: long-term data from the German BIKER registry.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 9;48(2):95-104. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

a Department of Paediatrics , Centre for Paediatric Rheumatology, Asklepios Clinic Sankt Augustin , Sankt Augustin , Germany.

Objective: Adalimumab (ADA) has become a valuable treatment option for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The importance of combination with methotrexate (MTX) is unclear.

Method: Data from the German Biologics in Paediatric Rheumatology (BIKER) registry are reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1488182DOI Listing
March 2019
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No preventive or therapeutic efficacy of infliximab against macrophage activation syndrome due to systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 8:1-3. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

a Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology , National Center for Child Health and Development , Tokyo , Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1493745DOI Listing
November 2018

Hypertrophic pachymeningitis associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis: a case series of 15 patients.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 5:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

a Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology , Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine , Gunma , Japan.

Objective: We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics and treatment course of hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HPM) in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV).

Methods: We retrospectively analysed 15 patients (11 men and four women). HPM was diagnosed based on thickening and enhancing of the brain and/or spinal dura mater on gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T1 sequence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1498916DOI Listing
November 2018
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Changes in disability and their relationship with skin thickening, in diffuse and limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis: a retrospective cohort study.

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 5:1-5. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

a Centre for Musculoskeletal Research , The University of Manchester, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre , Manchester , UK.

Objective: The burden of disability associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc) is being increasingly recognized. Our aim was to test the hypothesis that changes in functional ability over time differ between patients with limited (lcSSc) and diffuse cutaneous (dcSSc) subtypes, and that in dcSSc (but not lcSSc) these changes correlate with skin thickening.

Method: This was a retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively between 2005 and 2016 at a single centre. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1523455DOI Listing
November 2018
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Long-term outcomes and predictors of a large cohort of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis patients: a retrospective study.

Authors:
J Zhao J Li Z Zhang

Scand J Rheumatol 2018 Sep 30:1-7. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

a Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology , Peking University First Hospital , Beijing , China.

Objectives: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (iRPF) is an uncommon disease with inflammatory features. Most patients have good prognosis but some may relapse or even progress to chronic renal failure. The aims of the study were to investigate the prognosis of a large cohort of iRPF patients and explore the risk factors for poor outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1497700DOI Listing
September 2018
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Disability and health-related quality of life are associated with restricted social participation in young adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 30;48(2):105-113. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

d Orton Orthopaedic Hospital , Orton, Helsinki , Finland.

Objectives: To describe a cohort of Finnish juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients, to recognize those young adults who are at risk of becoming socially restricted by their long-term rheumatic disease, and to assess which areas of self-rated health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are associated with the emergence of restricted social participation.

Methods: A total of 195 young adults with JIA completed questionnaires addressing demographics, health behaviour, physical activity, functional ability, HRQoL, depressive symptoms, and self-esteem. Patients were classified as having non-restricted social participation if they were engaged in studying, working, maternity leave, or military service, and restricted social participation if they were unemployed or on disability pension. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1493140DOI Listing
March 2019
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Increased B-cell activating factor, interleukin-6, and interleukin-8 in induced sputum from primary Sjögren's syndrome patients.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 30;48(2):149-156. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

a Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö, Section of Rheumatology , Lund University , Malmö , Sweden.

Objective: Small airway disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are common in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). However, the underlying inflammatory mechanisms behind pSS-associated airway disease have not been studied in detail. We therefore wanted to study cytokine and leucocyte levels in induced sputum in never-smoking patients with pSS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1473488DOI Listing
March 2019
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Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies and arthritis in Sjögren's syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 30;48(2):157-163. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

b Department of Immunology and Rheumatology , National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition Salvador Zubiran , Mexico City , México.

Objective: The presence of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) ranges from 3% to 9.9%; however, there is no agreement about their clinical significance. Our aim was to systematically review the literature regarding the association of arthritis and ACPAs in pSS and their role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1469164DOI Listing
March 2019
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Interleukin-18 is associated with the presence of interstitial lung disease in rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 30;48(2):87-94. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

a Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Graduate School of Medicine , Kyoto University , Kyoto , Japan.

Objective: Serum interleukin-18 (IL-18) levels are increased in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). In addition, IL-18 levels are increased in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are associated with arthritis activity. We determined whether increased IL-18 levels are associated with ILD in RA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1477989DOI Listing
March 2019
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Peptidylarginine deiminase-4 gene polymorphisms are associated with systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 30;48(2):133-140. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

d Copenhagen Lupus and Vasculitis Clinic, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Section 4242 , Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet , Copenhagen , Denmark.

Objective: Peptidylarginine deiminase-4 (PAD4) is highly expressed by neutrophils and essential for citrullination occurring during the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps, which have been implicated in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis (LN). Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in PADI4 influence PAD4 expression and functionality. Here, we investigate whether SNPs in PADI4 influence the risk of SLE or LN. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1488273DOI Listing
March 2019
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Unexpected acute lymphocytic virus-negative myocarditis in a patient with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis: a case report.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 03 30;48(2):166-167. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

a Unit of Immunology, Rheumatology, Allergy and Rare Disease , IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital , Milan , Italy.

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A case of Kennedy's disease misdiagnosed as polymyositis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 03 30;48(2):168-170. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

a Department of Rheumatology , Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command , Guangzhou , China.

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March 2019
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Smoking and response to rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis: results from an international European collaboration.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Jan 27;48(1):17-23. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

a Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine , Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm , Sweden.

Objectives: To investigate whether smoking habits predict response to rituximab (RTX) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Method: We included patients from the CERERRA international cohort receiving the first treatment cycle with available smoking status (n = 2481, smokers n = 528, non-current smokers n = 1953) and at least one follow-up visit. Outcome measures were change in Disease Activity Score based on 28-joint count (ΔDAS28) and European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) good response at 6 months, with non-current smokers as the referent group. Read More

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January 2019
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Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis mimicking peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 03 28;48(2):171-172. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

a Department of Internal Medicine , Tomakomai City Hospital , Tomakomai , Japan.

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March 2019
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Use of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic or anti-tumour necrosis factor drugs and risk of hospitalized infection in ankylosing spondylitis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 16;48(2):121-127. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

a Centre for Outcome Research and Evaluation (CORE) , McGill University , Montreal , Canada.

Objective: To assess the risk of hospitalized infection among initiators of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and/or anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents in ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

Method: We studied AS patients, new users of anti-TNF drugs and/or DMARDs between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2011. Cohort entry was defined as the date of first prescription of any of these drugs. Read More

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March 2019
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Extremely poor patient-reported outcomes are associated with lack of clinical response and decreased retention rate of tumour necrosis factor inhibitor treatment in patients with axial spondyloarthritis.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Mar 13;48(2):128-132. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

a The DANBIO Registry and Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research (COPECARE) , Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet , Glostrup , Denmark.

Objective: To investigate whether axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) patients with extremely poor patient-reported outcomes (PROs) at start of first tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) treatment have poorer treatment response and shorter treatment retention than other patients.

Method: This observational cohort study was based on the nationwide DANBIO registry. Patients with axSpA who started first TNFi during 2011-2016 were stratified according to baseline Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI ≥ 0. Read More

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