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  1. Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have substantial unmet medical need. Baricitinib is a Janus kinase (JAK)1 and 2 inhibitor that was shown to have therapeutic benefit in patients with SLE in a p...

    Authors: Thomas Dörner, Ronald F. van Vollenhoven, Andrea Doria, Bochao Jia, Jorge A. Ross Terres, Maria E. Silk, Stephanie de Bono, Peter Fischer and Daniel J. Wallace
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:112
  2. To investigate the imaging characteristics and clinically assess heel enthesitis in spondyloarthritis (SpA) by applying in a post hoc analysis the Heel Enthesitis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scoring system (HEM...

    Authors: X. Baraliakos, P. Sewerin, E. de Miguel, E. Pournara, C. Kleinmond, A. Shekhawat, C. Jentzsch, A. Wiedon and F. Behrens
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:111
  3. B cells have been highlighted in the pathogenesis of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) by the identification of activated B cells in granulomatous lesions and the efficacy ...

    Authors: Chen Wang, Zhi-Ying Li, Yan Gong, Ran You, Ming-Hui, Zhao and Min Chen
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:109
  4. Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a disease of connective tissue with high rate of morbidity and mortality highlighted by extreme fibrosis affecting various organs such as the dermis, lungs, and heart. Until now, t...

    Authors: Mohsen Rokni, Mina Sadeghi Shaker, Hoda Kavosi, Shahrzad Shokoofi, Mahdi Mahmoudi and Elham Farhadi
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:108
  5. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a severe pulmonary complication in inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD) and associated with significantly increased morbidity and mortality. That is why ILD screening at a v...

    Authors: Tobias Hoffmann, Peter Oelzner, Marcus Franz, Ulf Teichgräber, Diane Renz, Martin Förster, Joachim Böttcher, Claus Kroegel, P. Christian Schulze, Gunter Wolf and Alexander Pfeil
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:107
  6. In IgG4-related disease, the relationship between pathological findings and relapse has not been well established. This study aimed to identify the clinical and pathological predictors of disease relapse in Ig...

    Authors: Ji Zongfei, Chen Lingli, Sun Ying, Ma Lingying, Zhang Lijuan, Liu Dongmei, Dai Xiaomin, Hou Yingyong, Chen Huiyong, Ma Lili and Jiang Lindi
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:106
  7. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common musculoskeletal degenerative diseases and contributes to heavy socioeconomic burden. Current pharmacological and conventional non-pharmacological therapies aim at ...

    Authors: Penghui Zhang, Kaihu Li, Amir Kamali, Reihane Ziadlou, Paras Ahmad, Xinluan Wang, R. Geoff Richards, Mauro Alini, Valentina Basoli, Zhen Li and Sibylle Grad
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:105
  8. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CV) and an altered lipid profile. High levels of apolipoprotein C-III (ApoC3) are associated with elevated tr...

    Authors: Candelaria Martín-González, Carmen Ferrer-Moure, Juan Carlos Quevedo-Abeledo, Antonia de Vera-González, Alejandra González-Delgado, Julio Sánchez-Martín, Miguel Á. González-Gay and Iván Ferraz-Amaro
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:104
  9. To describe the epidemiology, determinants and survival impact of gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) in systemic sclerosis (SSc).

    Authors: Kathleen Morrisroe, Dylan Hansen, Wendy Stevens, Joanne Sahhar, Gene-Siew Ngian, Catherine Hill, Janet Roddy, Jennifer Walker, Susanna Proudman and Mandana Nikpour
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:103
  10. Aortic valve involvement is not uncommon in patients with Takayasu arteritis (TAK) and leading to poor prognosis. The aim of our study was to explore the risk factors of aortic valve involvement and to evaluat...

    Authors: Xuemei Shi, Juan Du, Taotao Li, Na Gao, Wei Fang, Suwei Chen, Zhiyu Qiao, Chengnan Li, Junming Zhu and Lili Pan
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:102
  11. Interleukin-2 (IL-2) and the high-affinity IL-2 receptor (IL-2R) are essential for the survival of regulatory T cells (Tregs) which are the main players in immune tolerance and prevention of autoimmune disease...

    Authors: Magdalena Keindl, Richard Davies, Brith Bergum, Johan G. Brun, Daniel Hammenfors, Roland Jonsson, Valeriya Lyssenko and Silke Appel
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:101
  12. Polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) supplementation has been reported to improve disease activity in inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRDs). However, data are often conflicting and studies insufficiently large t...

    Authors: Johanna Sigaux, Sylvain Mathieu, Yann Nguyen, Pauline Sanchez, Jean-Guillaume Letarouilly, Martin Soubrier, Sébastien Czernichow, René-Marc Flipo, Jérémie Sellam and Claire Daïen
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:100
  13. Modulators of triglyceride metabolism include lipoprotein lipase (LPL), angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4), and apolipoprotein C-3 (ApoC3). There is evidence on the influence of this triangle of molecules o...

    Authors: Laura de Armas-Rillo, Juan Carlos Quevedo-Abeledo, Vanesa Hernández-Hernández, Antonia de Vera-González, Alejandra González-Delgado, José A. García-Dopico, Miguel Á. González-Gay and Iván Ferraz-Amaro
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:99
  14. Behçet’s syndrome (BS) is a rare variant vasculitis which can involve the eyes and gastrointestinal systems. However, ocular involvement rarely overlaps with intestinal lesions. This study aimed to compare the...

    Authors: Cheng-cheng Hou, Dan Luo, Hua-fang Bao, Jing-fen Ye, Hai-fen Ma, Yan Shen, Jun Zou and Jian-long Guan
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:98
  15. This study explored the systemic vascular effects of local cryotherapy with a focus on endothelial changes and arterial inflammation in the model of rat adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA).

    Authors: C. Peyronnel, P. Totoson, V. Petitcolin, F. Bonnefoy, X. Guillot, P. Saas, F. Verhoeven, H. Martin and C. Demougeot
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:97
  16. The effects of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) during the treatment of cartilage damage have been proven to be attributed to paracrine mechanisms, particularly the effect of exosomes. Exosomes from ...

    Authors: Li-tao Shao, Liang Luo, Jie-hong Qiu and David Y. B. Deng
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:96
  17. Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) treats patients with severe and progressive systemic sclerosis (SSc). However, basic mechanisms associated with the therapeutic efficacy of the proced...

    Authors: Djúlio C. Zanin-Silva, Maynara Santana-Gonçalves, Marianna Y. Kawashima-Vasconcelos, João R. Lima-Júnior, Juliana B. E. Dias, Daniela A. Moraes, Dimas T. Covas, Kelen C. R. Malmegrim, Leandra Ramalho and Maria Carolina Oliveira
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:95
  18. Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a collagen disease that exhibits intractable fibrosis and vascular injury of the skin and internal organs. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)/Smad signaling plays a central role i...

    Authors: Akira Utsunomiya, Takenao Chino, Hiroshi Kasamatsu, Takumi Hasegawa, Natsuko Utsunomiya, Vu Huy Luong, Takashi Matsushita, Yoko Sasaki, Dai Ogura, Shin-ichiro Niwa, Noritaka Oyama and Minoru Hasegawa
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:94
  19. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is characterized by the degradation of articular cartilage and inflammation of the synovial membrane. Fucosylation is an important feature of protei...

    Authors: Hanjie Yu, Mingxiu Li, Xiaodong Wen, Jie Yang, Xiaojun Liang, Xia Li, Xiaojuan Bao, Jian Shu, Xiameng Ren, Wentian Chen, Zheng Li and Yi Li
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:93
  20. High-dose glucocorticoids (GC) are first-line treatment for adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD); however, some of the patients remain refractory to initial GC therapy, or rapidly relapse. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Fumiaki Kondo, Takahiko Sugihara, Natsuka Umezawa, Hisanori Hasegawa, Tadashi Hosoya, Naoki Kimura, Masaaki Mori and Shinsuke Yasuda
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:92
  21. Pregnancy in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients is no more an infrequent event as it used to be, but literature data on pregnancy outcomes in women with SSc are scarce. The rate of preterm deliveries and intrau...

    Authors: Giuseppe Barilaro, Aleida Castellanos, Inês Gomez-Ferreira, Gema Maria Lledó, Carlo Della Rocca, Lorena Fernandez-Blanco, Ricard Cervera, Núria Baños, Francesc Figueras and Gerard Espinosa
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:91
  22. Haplotypes defined by amino acids at HLA-DRB1 positions 11, 71 and 74 associated with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are associated with radiological outcome, anti-TNF response and all cause-morta...

    Authors: Seema Sharma, Darren Plant, John Bowes, Alex Macgregor, Suzanne Verstappen, Anne Barton and Sebastien Viatte
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:90
  23. Current understanding of IL-23 biology, with its link to other pro-inflammatory cytokines, for example, IL-17 and granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), is primarily focused on T lymphocyte...

    Authors: Kevin M.-C. Lee, Jonathan P. Sherlock and John A. Hamilton
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:89
  24. To explore the frequency and predictors of flares over 2 years during a treat-to-target strategy with urate-lowering therapy (ULT) in patients with gout.

    Authors: Till Uhlig, Lars F. Karoliussen, Joe Sexton, Tore K. Kvien, Espen A. Haavardsholm, Fernando Perez-Ruiz and Hilde Berner Hammer
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:88
  25. In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), detection of interferon-β (IFNβ) in B cells was found to be most prominent in patients with high anti-Smith (Sm) and renal disease, but a mechanistic connection was not c...

    Authors: Fatima Alduraibi, Huma Fatima, Jennie A. Hamilton, W. Winn. Chatham, Hui-Chen Hsu and John D. Mountz
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:87
  26. We explored whether serum cytokines could be used as biomarkers for optimal use of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNF-i) and interleukin (IL)-17 inhibitors (IL-17-i) in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

    Authors: Ippei Miyagawa, Shingo Nakayamada, Masanobu Ueno, Yusuke Miyazaki, Shigeru Iwata, Satoshi Kubo, Koshiro Sonomoto, Junpei Anan, Naoaki Ohkubo, Yoshino Inoue and Yoshiya Tanaka
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:86
  27. The use of tramadol among osteoarthritis (OA) patients has been increasing rapidly around the world, but population-based studies on its safety profile among OA patients are scarce. We sought to determine if t...

    Authors: Lingyi Li, Shelby Marozoff, Na Lu, Hui Xie, Jacek A. Kopec, Jolanda Cibere, John M. Esdaile and J. Antonio Aviña-Zubieta
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:85

    The Correction to this article has been published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:114

  28. Skeletal muscle can be directly affected by systemic sclerosis (SSc); however, a significant burden of SSc-associated myopathy is undetected because clinical parameters such as weakness and creatine kinase (CK...

    Authors: Laura Ross, Anniina Lindqvist, Benedict Costello, Dylan Hansen, Zoe Brown, Jessica A. Day, Wendy Stevens, Andrew Burns, Warren Perera, Marcus Pianta, André La Gerche and Mandana Nikpour
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:84
  29. Fatigue, a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is detrimental to health-related quality of life (HRQoL). We evaluated the impact of tofacitinib on fatigue, sleep, and HRQoL and explored associations b...

    Authors: Susan J. Bartlett, Clifton O. Bingham, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Christopher Murray, David Gruben, David A. Gold and David Cella
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:83
  30. Primary systemic vasculitis (PSV) is a heterogeneous group of autoimmune conditions. There is an unmet need for alternative therapies that lead to sustained remission in patients with refractory disease. Alemt...

    Authors: Seerapani Gopaluni, Rona Smith, Donna Goymer, Hugh Cahill, Elizabeth Broadhurst, Elizabeth Wallin, Mark McClure, Afzal Chaudhry and David Jayne
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:81
  31. IgG4-related ophthalmic disease (IgG4ROD) is a phenotype of IgG4-related disease (IgG4RD) with ophthalmic involvement. The pathological IgG4+ plasmacyte count has only been used for diagnosis. We aimed to expl...

    Authors: Yiqun Yuan, Fengxi Meng, Hui Ren, Han Yue, Kang Xue and Rui Zhang
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:80
  32. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often causes cervical spine lesions as the disease condition progresses, which induce occipital neuralgia or cervical myelopathy requiring surgical interventions. Meanwhile, patients ...

    Authors: Koji Sakuraba, Yuki Omori, Kazuhiro Kai, Kazumasa Terada, Nobuo Kobara, Satoshi Kamura, Kenjiro Fujimura, Hirofumi Bekki, Masanari Ohta, Hisa-aki Miyahara and Jun-ichi Fukushi
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:79
  33. A recent phase 3 study demonstrated that treatment with tanezumab, a nerve growth factor inhibitor, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) improves pain and physical function in participants with mod...

    Authors: Tuhina Neogi, David J. Hunter, Melvin Churchill, Ivan Shirinsky, Alexander White, Ali Guermazi, Masanari Omata, Robert J. Fountaine, Glenn Pixton, Lars Viktrup, Mark T. Brown, Christine R. West and Kenneth M. Verburg
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:78
  34. There is an urgent need to identify novel biomarkers of LN to reflect renal histological changes. This study aims to investigate urinary G3BP levels in LN patients and their association with renal disease acti...

    Authors: Huihua Ding, Yiwei Shen, Cheng Lin, Ling Qin, Shijun He, Min Dai, Shinji L. Okitsu, Julie A. DeMartino, Qiang Guo and Nan Shen
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:77
  35. Exercise has an anti-inflammatory effect and reduces fat mass. Leptin has been known to be proinflammatory adipokines mainly produced by adipocytes. However, few studies have investigated the association betwe...

    Authors: Young Bin Joo, Kyoung Bo Lee, Bomi Sul, Hye-Soon Lee, Seong Hoon Lim and Yune-Jung Park
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:76
  36. Early diagnostics of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) remains a challenge. Traditional imaging one-plane sacroiliac joint (SIJ) MRI assessment is used. By introducing a two-plane assessment system, the objectiv...

    Authors: Rosa Marie Kiil, Clara E. Mistegaard, Anne Gitte Loft, Anna Zejden, Oliver Hendricks and Anne Grethe Jurik
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:75
  37. Biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) are effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. However, as bDMARDs may also lead to adverse events and are expensive, tapering them is of gre...

    Authors: Matthijs S. van der Leeuw, Marianne A. Messelink, Janneke Tekstra, Ojay Medina, Jaap M. van Laar, Saskia Haitjema, Floris Lafeber, Josien J. Veris-van Dieren, Marlies C. van der Goes, Alfons A. den Broeder and Paco M. J. Welsing
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:74
  38. Intravenous (IV) golimumab, a TNFi, is approved for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). We analyzed pooled safety results from three phase 3 IV golim...

    Authors: M. Elaine Husni, Atul Deodhar, Sergio Schwartzman, Soumya D. Chakravarty, Elizabeth C. Hsia, Jocelyn H. Leu, Yiying Zhou, Kim H. Lo and Arthur Kavanaugh
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:73
  39. To validate the ability of PROS (vitamin K-dependent protein S) and CO7 (complement component C7) to predict response to the methotrexate (MTX)/etanercept (ETA) combination in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient...

    Authors: Olivier Vittecoq, Clément Guillou, Julie Hardouin, Baptiste Gerard, Francis Berenbaum, Arnaud Constantin, Nathalie Rincheval, Bernard Combe, Thierry Lequerre and Pascal Cosette
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:72
  40. To eliminate the disparity and maldistribution of physicians and medical specialty services, the development of diagnostic support for rare diseases using artificial intelligence is being promoted. Immunoglobu...

    Authors: Motohisa Yamamoto, Masanori Nojima, Ryuta Kamekura, Akiko Kuribara-Souta, Masaaki Uehara, Hiroki Yamazaki, Noritada Yoshikawa, Satsuki Aochi, Ichiro Mizushima, Takayuki Watanabe, Aya Nishiwaki, Toshihiko Komai, Hirofumi Shoda, Koji Kitagori, Hajime Yoshifuji, Hideaki Hamano…
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:71
  41. The unmet need in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with the current standard of care is widely recognised, but few studies have quantified this. The recent definition of treat-to-target endpoints and other t...

    Authors: Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake, Worawit Louthrenoo, Alberta Hoi, Shue-Fen Luo, Yeong-Jian J. Wu, Yi-Hsing Chen, Jiacai Cho, Aisha Lateef, Laniyati Hamijoyo, Sandra V. Navarra, Leonid Zamora, Sargunan Sockalingam, Yuan An, Zhanguo Li, Yasuhiro Katsumata, Masayoshi Harigai…
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:70
  42. Authors: Spandana Maddukuri, Jay Patel, De Anna Diaz, Kristen L. Chen, Maria Wysocka, Christina Bax, Yubin Li, Adarsh Ravishankar, Madison Grinnell, Majid Zeidi, Nithin Reddy, Josef Symon S. Concha, Muhammad M. Bashir, Joyce Okawa, Barbara White and Victoria P. Werth
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:69

    The original article was published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:12

  43. Histopathology is widely used to analyze clinical biopsy specimens and tissues from pre-clinical models of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Histological assessment relies on scoring systems that requir...

    Authors: Maxwell A. Konnaris, Matthew Brendel, Mark Alan Fontana, Miguel Otero, Lionel B. Ivashkiv, Fei Wang and Richard D. Bell
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:68
  44. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a prediction model for renal urate underexcretion (RUE) in male gout patients.

    Authors: Mingshu Sun, Wenyan Sun, Xuetong Zhao, Zhiqiang Li, Nicola Dalbeth, Aichang Ji, Yuwei He, Hongzhu Qu, Guangmin Zheng, Lidan Ma, Jiayi Wang, Yongyong Shi, Xiangdong Fang, Haibing Chen, Tony R. Merriman and Changgui Li
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:67
  45. Trabecular bone texture (TBT) analysis has been identified as an imaging biomarker that provides information on trabecular bone changes due to knee osteoarthritis (KOA). In parallel with the improvement in med...

    Authors: Ahmad Almhdie-Imjabbar, Khac-Lan Nguyen, Hechmi Toumi, Rachid Jennane and Eric Lespessailles
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:66
  46. Diagnosing patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) remains difficult. Due to its non-specific symptoms, it is challenging to identify GCA in patients presenting with symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), ...

    Authors: Yannick van Sleen, Philip Therkildsen, Berit Dalsgaard Nielsen, Kornelis S. M. van der Geest, Ib Hansen, Peter Heeringa, Marcel D. Posthumus, Maria Sandovici, Erik J. M. Toonen, Jannik Zijlstra, Annemieke M. H. Boots, Ellen-Margrethe Hauge and Elisabeth Brouwer
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:65
  47. Lymphatic dysfunction exists in tumor necrosis factor transgenic (TNF-Tg) mice and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. While joint-draining TNF-Tg popliteal lymphatic vessels (PLVs) have deficits in contractil...

    Authors: H. Mark Kenney, Chia-Lung Wu, Alayna E. Loiselle, Lianping Xing, Christopher T. Ritchlin and Edward M. Schwarz
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:64
  48. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the knee that affects 250 million people worldwide. Due to the rising incidence of knee replacement and revision surgery, there is a need for a nonsurgical treatment...

    Authors: Kelly A. Kimmerling, Andreas H. Gomoll, Jack Farr and Katie C. Mowry
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022 24:63

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