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  1. This study intends to analyze the hemodynamic parameters of the renal artery in patients with Takayasu’s arteritis (TAK) to explore the diagnostic efficacy of duplex ultrasonography in assessing the involved r...

    Authors: Yahong Wang, Ying Wang, Li Zhang, Zhitong Ge, Jing Li, Yunjiao Yang, Yu Chen, Xiao Yang, Jianchu Li and Xinping Tian
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:139
  2. To investigate the relationship between disease-related parameters and joint space width (JSW) on high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients.

    Authors: Yingzhao Jin, Isaac T Cheng, Ho So, Dongze Wu, James F Griffith, Vivian W Hung, Ling Qin, Cheuk-Chun Szeto, Agnes WS Chan and Lai-Shan Tam
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:138
  3. The IL-6R antibody tocilizumab has been proven effective in treating Takayasu arteritis (TA). However, some patients show silent vascular stenosis progression (VSP) despite treatment with tocilizumab. The aim ...

    Authors: Chen Rongyi, Dai Xiaojuan, Wang Jinghua, Ma Lingying, Dai Xiaomin, Ma Lili, Chen Huiyong, Jiang Lindi and Sun Ying
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:137
  4. In patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) or psoriatic arthritis (PsA), concomitant depression might have a negative impact on the course of disease and treatment outcomes. The aims of this analysis are...

    Authors: Andreas Reich, Anja Weiß, Lisa Lindner, Xenofon Baraliakos, Denis Poddubnyy, Silke Zinke, Carsten Stille, Anja Strangfeld and Anne C. Regierer
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:136
  5. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic rheumatic disease in children, causing significant morbidity. Despite the dramatic improvement in treatment, many patients do not achieve complete...

    Authors: Merav Heshin-Bekenstein, Szilvia Baron, Grant Schulert, Anna Shusterman, Victoria Fidel, Yoav Ben-Shahar, Rachel Shukrun, Yoav Binenbaum and Ronit Elhasid
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:135
  6. Authors: Maurizio Cutolo, Emanuele Gotelli, Paola Montagna, Samuele Tardito, Sabrina Paolino, Carmen Pizzorni, Alberto Sulli, Vanessa Smith and Stefano Soldano
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:134

    The original article was published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2021 23:205

  7. Antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended during ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) induction. We aimed to describe the frequency, persistence, and factors associated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) use...

    Authors: Arielle Mendel, Hassan Behlouli, Cristiano Soares de Moura, Évelyne Vinet, Jeffrey R. Curtis and Sasha Bernatsky
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:133
  8. Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are frequently obese. We have previously shown decreased disease activity in patients with PsA with a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 33 kg/m2 following weight loss treatment with ...

    Authors: A. J. Landgren, C. A. Jonsson, A. Bilberg, B. Eliasson, L. Torres, M. Dehlin, L. T. H. Jacobsson, I. Gjertsson, I. Larsson and E. Klingberg
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:131
  9. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic chronic inflammatory disease that leads to joint destruction and functional disability due to the targeting of self-antigens present in the synovium, cartilage, and bone...

    Authors: Jeonghyeon Moon, A. Ram Lee, Heejung Kim, JooYeon Jhun, Seon-Yeong Lee, Jeong Won Choi, Yunju Jeong, Myeong Soo Park, Geun Eog Ji, Mi-La Cho and Sung-Hwan Park
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:130
  10. This study aimed to describe the clinical characteristics and analyze the poor prognostic factors in patients with anti-MDA5 dermatomyositis.

    Authors: Huyan Wang, Xin Chen, Yan Du, Lihua Wang, Qiyuan Wang, Huaxiang Wu, Lei Liu and Jing Xue
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:127
  11. Anti-Jo-1 autoantibodies represent essential markers in the diagnosis of antisynthetase syndrome (ASS). In this retrospective study, we aimed to investigate whether their concentrations and fluctuations could ...

    Authors: Robin Arcani, Louise Rey, Alice Mazziotto, Daniel Bertin, Gilles Kaplanski, Pierre-André Jarrot, Pierre Lafforgue, Geoffroy Venton, Xavier Heim, Patrick Villani, Jean-Louis Mège, Alexandre Brodovitch and Nathalie Bardin
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:125
  12. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have a 1.5- to twofold higher risk of developing heart failure (HF) and a twofold increased risk of HF-associated mortality compared to those without RA. HF is preceded subcl...

    Authors: Elizabeth Park, Kazato Ito, Christopher Depender, Jon T. Giles and Joan Bathon
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:124
  13. To investigate the presence of different isotypes of anti-carbamylated protein (CarP) antibodies in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients and its association with skin involvement.

    Authors: Sophie I. E. Liem, E. M. Hoekstra, E. W. Nivine Levarht, Annemarie L. Dorjee, Hans U. Scherer, René E. M. Toes, Tom W. J. Huizinga, Jeska K. de Vries-Bouwstra and Cynthia M. Fehres
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:123
  14. Previous studies have revealed that Sirt3 deficiency is associated with several inflammatory responses. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role and potential molecular mechanisms of Sirt3 in the i...

    Authors: Linxi Lv, Hui Jiang, Dianze Song, Xiaoqin Zhou, Feng Chen, Long Ren, Yongen Xie and Mei Zeng
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:121
  15. Neck pain (NP) is a common symptom reported in the elderly. However, no study has examined the relationship between NP and osteoarthritis (OA) so far, and this study aimed to investigate the association of nec...

    Authors: Xi Chen, Lihua Gong, Cheng Li, Siyuan Wang and Yixin Zhou
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:120
  16. A proof-of-concept study to evaluate the feasibility and safety of minimally invasive ultrasound (US)-guided synovial biopsy of the radiocarpal (RC) joint using the anatomical snuffbox as an access route.

    Authors: Ludovico De Stefano, Serena Bugatti, Veronica Piccin, Gioacchino D’Ambrosio, Terenzj Luvaro, Blerina Xoxi, Carlomaurizio Montecucco and Antonio Manzo
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:119
  17. Many clinical trial results are available to inform best practices in the treatment of patients with connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD).

    Authors: Jean Paul Higuero Sevilla, Areeka Memon and Monique Hinchcliff
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:118

    The Correction to this article has been published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:132

  18. Intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) is closely associated with the structural damage in the annulus fibrosus (AF). Aberrant mechanical loading is an important inducement of annulus fibrosus cells (AFCs) ap...

    Authors: Chenhao Liu, Xiaoxin Gao, Jinhui Lou, Haiyin Li, Yuxuan Chen, Molong Chen, Yuyao Zhang, Zhilei Hu, Xian Chang, Menglin Luo, Yu Zhai and Changqing Li
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:117
  19. Cerebrovascular ischemic events (CIE) are among the most severe complications of giant cell arteritis (GCA). Heterogeneity between different studies in the definition of GCA-related CIE leads to uncertainty re...

    Authors: Thomas Penet, Marc Lambert, Clio Baillet, Olivier Outteryck, Hilde Hénon, Sandrine Morell-Dubois, Eric Hachulla, David Launay and Mohammad Ryadh Pokeerbux
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:116
  20. Comorbidities are common in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). This study aimed to determine the association of a wide range of previously diagnosed comorbidities in adults with newly diagnosed OA compared wit...

    Authors: Anne Kamps, Jos Runhaar, Maria A. J. de Ridder, Marcel de Wilde, Johan van der Lei, Weiya Zhang, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, Martin Englund, Evelien I. T. de Schepper and Sita M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:114
  21. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent degenerative disease accompanied by the activation of innate and adaptive immune systems-associated inflammatory responses. Due to the local inflammation, the expression of v...

    Authors: Yuchen Zhang, Di Liu, Djandan Tadum Arthur Vithran, Bosomtwe Richmond Kwabena, Wenfeng Xiao and Yusheng Li
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:113
  22. Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most severe complications of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, the current management of LN remains unsatisfactory due to sneaky symptoms during early stages and l...

    Authors: Xueyao Wang, Shaojie Fu, Jinyu Yu, Fuzhe Ma, Lihong Zhang, Jiahui Wang, Luyu Wang, Yue Tan, Huanfa Yi, Hao Wu and Zhonggao Xu
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:112
  23. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a clinically and biologically heterogeneous autoimmune disease. We explored whether the deconvolution of whole blood transcriptomic data could identify differences in pred...

    Authors: Mumina Akthar, Nisha Nair, Lucy M. Carter, Edward M. Vital, Emily Sutton, Neil McHugh, Ian N. Bruce and John A. Reynolds
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:111

    The Correction to this article has been published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:160

  24. To investigate the efficacy of mepolizumab in patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) and factors contributing to glucocorticoid (GC) discontinuation.

    Authors: Takashi Yamane and Akira Hashiramoto
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:110
  25. To evaluate the real-world effect of the IL-12/23 inhibitor ustekinumab or of a tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) on patient-reported outcomes (PRO) and their association with effectiveness endpoints in ...

    Authors: Laure Gossec, Stefan Siebert, Paul Bergmans, Kurt de Vlam, Elisa Gremese, Beatríz Joven-Ibáñez, Tatiana V. Korotaeva, Frederic Lavie, Wim Noël, Michael T. Nurmohamed, Petros P. Sfikakis, Mohamed Sharaf, Elke Theander and Josef S. Smolen
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:109
  26. To compare body composition between patients with psoriatic disease (PsD), including cutaneous psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and controls, and to explore associations between disease activity ...

    Authors: Tim Blake, Nicola J. Gullick, Charles E. Hutchinson, Abhir Bhalerao, Sarah Wayte, Andrew Weedall and Thomas M. Barber
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:108

    The Correction to this article has been published in Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:115

  27. An increased risk of pregnancy complications is seen in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but the specific immunopathological drivers are still unclear. Hallmarks of SLE are granulocyte activation...

    Authors: Agnes Torell, Marit Stockfelt, Gunilla Larsson, Kaj Blennow, Henrik Zetterberg, Dag Leonard, Lars Rönnblom, Muna Saleh, Christopher Sjöwall, Helena Strevens, Andreas Jönsen, Anders A. Bengtsson, Estelle Trysberg, Maria Majcuk Sennström, Agneta Zickert, Elisabet Svenungsson…
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:107
  28. Long-stranded non-coding RNA TUG1 is lowly expressed in osteoarthritic chondrocytes. This study aimed to elucidate the role of TUG1 in osteoarthritic cartilage damage and the underlying mechanisms.

    Authors: Nan-nan Liu, Yan-ping Huang, Yu-bao Shao, Xue-fei Fan, He-yan Sun, Tao-rong Wang, Tao Yao and Xiao-Yu Chen
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:106
  29. Adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) is a systemic autoinflammatory disorder of unknown etiology. B cells are critical participants in different rheumatic diseases, and their roles in AOSD are rarely investigate...

    Authors: Xiangyu Fang, Hua Ye, Yang Xie, Chaonan Wei, Shuyan Liu, Haihong Yao, Zhanguo Li, Yuan Jia and Fanlei Hu
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:104
  30. Polygenic risk score (PRS) analysis is used to predict disease risk. Although PRS has been shown to have great potential in improving clinical care, PRS accuracy assessment has been mainly focused on European ...

    Authors: Yugo Morita, Yoichiro Kamatani, Hiromu Ito, Shiro Ikegawa, Takahisa Kawaguchi, Shuji Kawaguchi, Meiko Takahashi, Chikashi Terao, Shuji Ito, Kohei Nishitani, Shinichiro Nakamura, Shinichi Kuriyama, Yasuharu Tabara, Fumihiko Matsuda and Shuichi Matsuda
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:103
  31. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of aging people. Investigation of abnormal glycosylation is essential for the understanding of pathological mechanisms of OA.

    Authors: Hanjie Yu, Mingxiu Li, Jian Shu, Liuyi Dang, Xin Wu, Yuzi Wang, Xuan Wang, Xin Chang, Xiaojuan Bao, Bojing Zhu, Xiameng Ren, Wentian Chen and Yi Li
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:102
  32. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk of infection and malignancy compared with the general population. Infection risk is increased further with the use of disease-modifying antirheuma...

    Authors: Alyssa Dominique, Merete Lund Hetland, Axel Finckh, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Florenzo Iannone, Roberto Caporali, Tzuyung Douglas Kou, Dan Nordstrom, Maria Victoria Hernandez, Carlos Sánchez-Piedra, Fernando Sánchez-Alonso, Karel Pavelka, T. Christopher Bond and Teresa A. Simon
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:101
  33. This post-hoc analysis of PsABio (NCT02627768) evaluated safety, effectiveness and treatment persistence in patients < 60 and ≥ 60 years of age receiving ustekinumab over 3 years.

    Authors: Laure Gossec, Elke Theander, Soumya D. Chakravarty, Paul Bergmans, Frederic Lavie, Wim Noël, Mohamed Sharaf, Stefan Siebert and Josef S. Smolen
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:100
  34. In axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), peripheral SpA (pSpA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), enthesitis is a hallmark clinical feature that can be assessed by the SPARCC index, LEI, MASES and MEI. These indices ev...

    Authors: Raquel Ena María Granados, M. Lourdes Ladehesa-Pineda, M. Ángeles Puche-Larrubia, Alejandro Escudero-Contreras, Maxime Dougados, Eduardo Collantes-Estevez and Clementina López-Medina
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:99
  35. It is unclear whether sex or age modify the association of glucocorticoid (GC) use with reduced bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

    Authors: Andriko Palmowski, Zhivana Boyadzhieva, Sabrina M. Nielsen, Burkhard Muche, Sandra Hermann, Maarten Boers, Henning Bliddal, Robin Christensen, Edgar Wiebe and Frank Buttgereit
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:98
  36. Lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3) inhibits T cell activation and interferes with the immune response by binding to MHC-II. As antigen presentation is central in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis, we st...

    Authors: Janni Maria Pedersen, Aida Solhøj Hansen, Cæcilie Skejø, Kristian Juul-Madsen, Peter Junker, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Merete Lund Hetland, Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen, Mikkel Østergaard, Bjarne Kuno Møller, Lene Dreyer, Ellen-Margrethe Hauge, Malene Hvid, Stinne Greisen and Bent Deleuran
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:97
  37. High-temperature requirement serine protease A 2 (HtrA2) is known to be involved in growth, unfolded protein response to stress, apoptosis, and autophagy. However, whether HtrA2 controls inflammation and immun...

    Authors: Gi Heon Jeong, Min-Kyung Nam, Wonhee Hur, Seolhee Heo, Saseong Lee, Eunbyeol Choi, Jae Hyung Park, Youngjae Park, Wan-Uk Kim, Hyangshuk Rhim and Seung-Ah Yoo
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:96
  38. Intestinal inflammation, dysbiosis, intestinal permeability (IP), and bacterial translocation (BT) have been identified in patients with spondyloarthritis but the time at which they appear and their contributi...

    Authors: Sophie Hecquet, Perle Totoson, Hélène Martin, Marie-Paule Algros, Philippe Saas, Jean-Paul Pais-de-Barros, Alban Atchon, Benoît Valot, Didier Hocquet, Maude Tournier, Clément Prati, Daniel Wendling, Céline Demougeot and Frank Verhoeven
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:95
  39. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a multifactorial form of rheumatic condition contributing to physical and psychological factors. Treatments have been provided solely and often compared with each other. An alternat...

    Authors: Pouya Rabiei, Bahram Sheikhi and Amir Letafatkar
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:94
  40. Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) require a trial of multiple biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) to control their disease. With the availability of several bDMARD options, the...

    Authors: Priyam Das, Dana Weisenfeld, Kumar Dahal, Debsurya De, Vivi Feathers, Jonathan S. Coblyn, Michael E. Weinblatt, Nancy A. Shadick, Tianxi Cai and Katherine P. Liao
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:93
  41. This study aimed to investigate the expression profile of immune response-related proteins of Behcet’s disease (BD) patients and identify potential biomarkers for this disease.

    Authors: Huan Liu, Panpan Zhang, Fuzhen Li, Xiao Xiao, Yinan Zhang, Na Li, Liping Du and Peizeng Yang
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:92
  42. In Switzerland, rituximab (RTX) is licenced for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) but is frequently used off-label to treat other auto-immune diseases (AID), espec...

    Authors: Alexandre Dumusc, Fahad Alromaih, Matthieu Perreau, Thomas Hügle, Pascal Zufferey and Diana Dan
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2023 25:91

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