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  1. Immune complexes (ICs) are detectable in a variety of inflammatory diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), reflecting autoantibody binding to antigens. Though ICs are the main contributors to d...

    Authors: Anders A. Bengtsson, Helena Tyden and Christian Lood

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:126

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  2. Even though cartilage loss is a known feature of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), little is known about its role in the pathogenesis of PsA. Using delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage ...

    Authors: Daniel B. Abrar, Christoph Schleich, Sven Nebelung, Miriam Frenken, Tim Ullrich, Karl Ludger Radke, Gerald Antoch, Stefan Vordenbäumen, Ralph Brinks, Matthias Schneider, Benedikt Ostendorf and Philipp Sewerin

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:124

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  3. The cytokine, interleukin-23 (IL-23), can be critical for the progression of inflammatory diseases, including arthritis, and is often associated with T lymphocyte biology. We previously showed that certain lym...

    Authors: Kevin M.-C. Lee, Zihao Zhang, Adrian Achuthan, Andrew J. Fleetwood, Julia E. Smith, John A. Hamilton and Andrew D. Cook

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:123

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  4. Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most severe complications of SLE patients. We aim to validate urinary ALCAM as a biomarker in predicting renal disease histpathology in a Chinese lupus cohort.

    Authors: Huihua Ding, Cheng Lin, Jingyi Cai, Qiang Guo, Min Dai, Chandra Mohan and Nan Shen

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:122

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  5. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is characteristically male-predominant, and progressive spinal ankylosis affects male patients more severely; however, the hormonal effects in males with AS are poorly understood.

    Authors: Sungsin Jo, Eun-Ju Lee, Bora Nam, Juyeon Kang, Seunghun Lee, Jeehee Youn, Ye-Soo Park, Yong-Gil Kim and Tae-Hwan Kim

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:121

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  6. Antibodies binding to cartilage proteins are present in the blood and synovial fluid of early rheumatoid arthritis patients. In order to develop animal models mimicking the human disease, we have characterized...

    Authors: Yanpeng Li, Dongmei Tong, Peibin Liang, Erik Lönnblom, Johan Viljanen, Bingze Xu, Kutty Selva Nandakumar and Rikard Holmdahl

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:120

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  7. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and characterized by degeneration of the articular cartilage. Mitogen-inducible gene 6 (Mig-6) has been identified as a negative regulator of the epider...

    Authors: Melina Bellini, Michael A. Pest, Manuela Miranda-Rodrigues, Ling Qin, Jae-Wook Jeong and Frank Beier

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:119

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  8. Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) has been reported to be a risk factor associated with the development of arthritis by previous observational studies more so of three common forms of arthritis: osteoarthrit...

    Authors: Zihao Qu, Jiawei Huang, Fangkun Yang, Jianqiao Hong, Wei Wang and Shigui Yan

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:118

    Content type: Research article

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  9. A myositis-specific autoantibody can now be identified in the majority of patients with myositis. They identify homogeneous patient subgroups and are key tools in developing a personalized approach to disease ...

    Authors: Sarah L. Tansley, Julia Snowball, John D. Pauling, Anya Lissina, Masataka Kuwana, Lisa G. Rider, Johan Rönnelid and Neil J. McHugh

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:117

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) regulate the migration and invasion of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS), which are key effector cells in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotid...

    Authors: Ha-Reum Lee, Su-Jin Yoo, Jinhyun Kim, In Seol Yoo, Chan Keol Park and Seong Wook Kang

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:116

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  11. In clinical practice, temporary interruption of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) therapy is common for various reasons including side effects, non-compliance, or necessity for surgery. To characterize temporary inter...

    Authors: Paul Emery, Yoshiya Tanaka, Tracy Cardillo, Douglas Schlichting, Terence Rooney, Scott Beattie, Cameron Helt and Josef S. Smolen

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:115

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  12. Several lines of evidence suggest that the pathobiont Porphyromonas gingivalis is involved in the development and/or progression of auto-inflammatory diseases. This bacterium produces cysteine proteases, such as ...

    Authors: Hsin-Yi Peng, Shih-Yao Chen, Shih-Hong Siao, Jinghua Tsai Chang, Ting-Yin Xue, Yi-Hsuan Lee, Ming-Shiou Jan, Gregory J. Tsay and Moncef Zouali

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:114

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  13. Synovial tissue fibrosis is common in advanced OA with features including the presence of stress fiber-positive myofibroblasts and deposition of cross-linked collagen type-I. Proteoglycan-4 (PRG4) is a mucinou...

    Authors: Marwa Qadri, Gregory D. Jay, Ling X. Zhang, Holly Richendrfer, Tannin A. Schmidt and Khaled A. Elsaid

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:113

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  14. Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common joint disorder, is characterized by a progressive degradation of articular cartilage. Increasing evidence suggests that OA is closely associated with cartilage pathologies ...

    Authors: Na Liu, Dejie Fu, Junjun Yang, Pingju Liu, Xiongbo Song, Xin Wang, Rui Li, Zhenlan Fu, Jiajia Chen, Xiaoyuan Gong, Cheng Chen and Liu Yang

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:112

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  15. Systemic sclerosis (SSc) or scleroderma is an intractable autoimmune disorder that affects multiple organs. The objectives were to investigate clinical correlations of serum calpain activity and high mobility ...

    Authors: Ji-Na Zheng, Yang Li, Yue-Mei Yan, Yong Yu, Wen-Qi Shao and Qiang Wang

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:110

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  16. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Joo Youn Lee, Jin Kyun Park, Eun Young Lee, Eun Bong Lee and Yeong Wook Song

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:109

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2016 18:264

  17. To identify potential biomarkers to distinguish adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) from sepsis.

    Authors: Tomohiro Koga, Remi Sumiyoshi, Kaori Furukawa, Shuntaro Sato, Kiyoshi Migita, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Yushiro Endo, Shoichi Fukui, Shin-ya Kawashiri, Naoki Iwamoto, Kunihiro Ichinose, Mami Tamai, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Fumiaki Nonaka…

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:108

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  18. Pathogenesis and aetiology of systemic sclerosis (SSc) are currently unclear, thus rendering disease prognosis, diagnosis and treatment challenging. The aim of this study was to use paired skin biopsy samples ...

    Authors: Paraskevi Chairta, Paschalis Nicolaou, Kleitos Sokratous, Christine Galant, Frédéric Houssiau, Anastasis Oulas, George M. Spyrou, Marta E. Alarcon-Riquelme, Bernard R. Lauwerys and Kyproula Christodoulou

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:107

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  19. The tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily cytokine TNF-like protein 1A (TL1A) and its receptor DR3 are essential for diverse animal models of autoimmune disease and may be pathogenic in rheumatoid arthritis ...

    Authors: Yun-Jeong Song, In Ah. Choi, Françoise Meylan, M. Kristen Demoruelle, Taylor Farley, Arianne C. Richard, Eric Hawley, John Botson, Yoo Jin Hong, Eun Young Lee, Sabina R. Mian, Bartlett C. Hamilton, Geoffrey M. Thiele, Ted R. Mikuls, Naveen Gara, Chris D. Ward…

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:106

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  20. Calprotectin (S100A8/S100A9 protein) is known as a damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) protein and reflects mainly neutrophil activation. Serum calprotectin levels might be a good alternative to acute-p...

    Authors: Matthias Jarlborg, Delphine S. Courvoisier, Céline Lamacchia, Laura Martinez Prat, Michael Mahler, Chelsea Bentow, Axel Finckh, Cem Gabay and Michael J. Nissen

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:105

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  21. Soluble urate has been shown to serve as an antioxidant, especially in the central nervous system. Although there are intriguing data suggesting that low levels of serum urate are associated with worse outcome...

    Authors: Woo-Joong Kim, Hye Ri Kim, Jung Soo Song and Sang Tae Choi

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:104

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  22. Large vessels could be involved in immunoglobulin (Ig)-G4-related disease (IgG4-RD). This study aimed to clarify the clinical features and evaluate the treatment efficacy for IgG4-RD with aortitis/periaortitis...

    Authors: Linyi Peng, Panpan Zhang, Jieqiong Li, Zheng Liu, Hui Lu, Liang Zhu, Xiaorong Wang, Fei Teng, Xuemei Li, Huifang Guo, Yunyun Fei, Wen Zhang, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng and Fengchun Zhang

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:103

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  23. Elevated B lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS) levels in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) correlate positively with disease activity; BLyS expression is directly linked to interferon (IFN) pathway act...

    Authors: Christel Wilkinson, Robert B. Henderson, Angela R. Jones-Leone, Shaun M. Flint, Mark Lennon, Roger A. Levy, Beulah Ji, Damon L. Bass and David Roth

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:102

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  24. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Debbie M. Boeters and Annette H. M. van der Helm–van Mil

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:101

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:55

  25. Overlapping Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) is not uncommon in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and considered as a probable detrimental factor of RA. But data on the impact of overlapping SS on RA therapeutic response is li...

    Authors: Huijuan Zhang, Haoze Zhang, Dai Gao, Wenhui Xie, Yan Geng and Zhuoli Zhang

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:100

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  26. Due to the lack of research on the pathological mechanism of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJOA), there are few effective treatment measures in the clinic. In recent years, microRNAs (miRs) have bee...

    Authors: Shixing Ma, Aobo Zhang, Xiaole Li, Shizhou Zhang, Shaopeng Liu, Haoming Zhao, Shichao Wu, Lei Chen, Chuan Ma and Huaqiang Zhao

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:99

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  27. Fluorescence optical imaging (FOI) demonstrates enhanced microcirculation in finger joints as a sign of inflammation. We wanted to assess the validity and diagnostic performance of FOI measuring synovitis in p...

    Authors: Øystein Maugesten, Alexander Mathiessen, Hilde Berner Hammer, Sigrid Valen Hestetun, Tore Kristian Kvien, Till Uhlig, Sarah Ohrndorf and Ida Kristin Haugen

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:98

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  28. To systematically review the impact of tapering targeted therapies (bDMARDs or JAKis) on the risk of serious infections and severe adverse events (SAEs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or axial spon...

    Authors: D. Vinson, L. Molet-Benhamou, Y. Degboé, A. den Broeder, F. Ibrahim, C. Pontes, R. Westhovens, J. Závada, T. Pham, T. Barnetche, A. Constantin and A. Ruyssen-Witrand

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:97

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  29. Studies have demonstrated that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who achieve low disease activity or remission are able to taper biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs). The aim of this stu...

    Authors: Stéphanie Dierckx, Tatiana Sokolova, Bernard R. Lauwerys, Aleksandra Avramovska, Laurent Meric de Bellefon, Adrien Nzeusseu Toukap, Maria Stoenoiu, Frédéric A. Houssiau and Patrick Durez

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:96

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  30. CD4+ T cells play a central role during the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but to which extent they are required for the perpetuation of the disease is still not fully understood. The aim of the curre...

    Authors: Jonatan Tuncel, Jens Holmberg, Sabrina Haag, Malin Hultqvist Hopkins, Lena Wester-Rosenlöf, Stefan Carlsen, Peter Olofsson and Rikard Holmdahl

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:95

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  31. The objective of this study was to compare in real life the occurrence of anterior uveitis in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA), including psoriatic arthritis (PsA), treated with the soluble-receptor etane...

    Authors: Gisèle Khoury, Jacques Morel, Bernard Combe and Cédric Lukas

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:94

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  32. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic disease. SLE susceptibility is affected by multiple genetic elements, environmental factors, and their interactions. We aimed in this ...

    Authors: Taehyeung Kim, Sang-Cheol Bae and Changwon Kang

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:93

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  33. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) might be at risk of gout because of pathophysiological mechanisms that can lead to hyperuricemia and eventually gout or because of shared risk factors between both d...

    Authors: Caroline van Durme, Bart Spaetgens, Johanna Driessen, Johannes Nielen, Manuel Sastry, Annelies Boonen and Frank de Vries

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:92

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  34. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex multi-system disease, characterized by both autoimmune and autoinflammatory clinical and laboratory features. The role of type I interferon (IFN) in SLE has been...

    Authors: Alessandra Tesser, Luciana Martins de Carvalho, Paula Sandrin-Garcia, Alessia Pin, Serena Pastore, Andrea Taddio, Luciana Rodrigues Roberti, Rosane Gomes de Paula Queiroz, Virginia Paes Leme Ferriani, Sergio Crovella and Alberto Tommasini

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:91

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  35. In younger individuals, low absolute risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) may conceal an increased risk age and relative risk of CVD. Calculation of risk age is proposed as an adjuvant to absolute CVD risk est...

    Authors: Grunde Wibetoe, Joseph Sexton, Eirik Ikdahl, Silvia Rollefstad, George D. Kitas, Piet van Riel, Sherine Gabriel, Tore K. Kvien, Karen Douglas, Aamer Sandoo, Elke E. Arts, Solveig Wållberg-Jonsson, Solbritt Rantapää Dahlqvist, George Karpouzas, Patrick H. Dessein, Linda Tsang…

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:90

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  36. Pain persists in a moderate number of patients following hip or knee replacement surgery. Persistent pain may subsequently lead to the prolonged consumption of analgesics after surgery and expose patients to t...

    Authors: Tuomas Jaakko Rajamäki, Pia A. Puolakka, Aki Hietaharju, Teemu Moilanen and Esa Jämsen

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:89

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  37. Foxp3 is a marker for regulatory T cells (Treg cells), but recent studies have shown the plasticity and heterogeneity of CD4+Foxp3+ T cells. This study aimed to examine the phenotype and function of circulating C...

    Authors: Hironari Hanaoka, Tetsuya Nishimoto, Yuka Okazaki, Tsutomu Takeuchi and Masataka Kuwana

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:88

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  38. Missing clinical outcome data are a common occurrence in longitudinal studies. Data quality in clinical audit is a particular cause for concern. The relationship between departmental levels of missing clinical...

    Authors: Mark Yates, Katie Bechman, Elaine M. Dennison, Alexander J. MacGregor, Jo Ledingham, Sam Norton and James B. Galloway

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:87

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  39. Gout has been associated with a higher risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke in some prior studies. Few studies have assessed the association of gout with incident heart failure (HF).

    Authors: Lisandro D. Colantonio, Kenneth G. Saag, Jasvinder A. Singh, Ligong Chen, Richard J. Reynolds, Angelo Gaffo, Timothy B. Plante, Jeffrey R. Curtis, S. Louis Bridges Jr., Emily B. Levitan, Ninad S. Chaudhary, George Howard, Monika M. Safford, Paul Muntner and Marguerite Ryan Irvin

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:86

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  40. Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:85

    Content type: Letter

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    The original article was published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2019 21:280

  41. Longitudinal evidence on change of serum urate level with mortality risk is limited as prior studies have a measurement of serum urate at a single time point. Further, the combined effect of serum urate and sy...

    Authors: Shanshan Li, Liufu Cui, Jin Cheng, Rong Shu, Shuohua Chen, Uyen-Sa Nguyen, Devyani Misra, Shouling Wu and Xiang Gao

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:84

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  42. Dietary fatty acid (FA) content has been shown to influence the development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) in obesity. We used the fat-1 transgenic mouse to examine the hypothesis that endogenous reducti...

    Authors: Kelly A. Kimmerling, Sara J. Oswald, Janet L. Huebner, Dianne Little, Virginia B. Kraus, Jing X. Kang, Chia-Lung Wu and Farshid Guilak

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:83

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  43. Patient-reported outcomes measures, such as those provided by the Psoriatic Arthritis Impact of Disease (PsAID) questionnaire, have been found to be a reliable indicator of change during treatment, predictive of ...

    Authors: Ruben Queiro, Juan D. Cañete, María Montoro, Susana Gómez and Ana Cábez

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:82

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  44. To analyze whether ANA-positive idiopathic anterior uveitis differs from JIA-associated uveitis concerning clinical course, response to treatment, and disease outcome.

    Authors: Arnd Heiligenhaus, Jens Klotsche, Martina Niewerth, Gerd Horneff, Gerd Ganser, Johannes-Peter Haas and Kirsten Minden

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:81

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Galectin-9 (Gal-9) is involved in the regulatory process of immune responses or inflammation. The aim of the present study is to characterize circulating Gal-9 in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and it...

    Authors: Yuya Fujita, Tomoyuki Asano, Naoki Matsuoka, Jumpei Temmoku, Shuzo Sato, Haruki Matsumoto, Makiko Yashiro Furuya, Eiji Suzuki, Hiroshi Watanabe, Atsushi Kawakami and Kiyoshi Migita

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:80

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Anti-TNF treatment may be useful for the treatment of patients with refractory juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). The aim of this study was to describe the use of infliximab and adalimumab therapy in juvenile der...

    Authors: Raquel Campanilho-Marques, Claire T. Deakin, Stefania Simou, Charalampia Papadopoulou, Lucy R. Wedderburn and Clarissa A. Pilkington

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:79

    Content type: Research article

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  47. For people with chronic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AIRD), such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or systemic sclerosis (SSc), normal cognitive functions are essential for per...

    Authors: Csaba Oláh, Noa Schwartz, Christopher Denton, Zsófia Kardos, Chaim Putterman and Zoltán Szekanecz

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:78

    Content type: Review

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  48. Rapamycin, an inhibitor of the serine/threonine protein kinase mTOR, is an immunosuppressant used to treat renal transplant recipients, but it can cause endothelial and mitochondrial dysfunction. Metformin is ...

    Authors: Eun Kyung Kim, Hong Ki Min, Seon-Yeong Lee, Da-Som Kim, Jun-Geol Ryu, Hyun Sik Na, Kyoung Ah Jung, Jeong Won Choi, Sung-Hwan Park and Mi-La Cho

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:77

    Content type: Research article

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  49. Fibrotic diseases are characterized by tissue overgrowth, hardening, and/or scarring because of the excessive production, deposition, and contraction of the extracellular matrix (ECM). However, the detailed me...

    Authors: Yosuke Kanno, En Shu, Hirofumi Niwa, Hiroyuki Kanoh and Mariko Seishima

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2020 22:76

    Content type: Research article

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