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Whole blood transcriptional profiling in ankylosing spondylitis identifies novel candidate genes that might contribute to the inflammatory and tissue-destructive disease aspects
- F. Pimentel-Santos, D. Ligeiro, +12 authors G. Thomas
- Biology, Medicine
- Arthritis Research & Therapy
- 1 April 2011
IntroductionA number of genetic-association studies have identified genes contributing to ankylosing spondylitis (AS) susceptibility but such approaches provide little information as to the gene… Expand
Classification of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Versus American College of Rheumatology Criteria. A Comparative Study of 2,055 Patients From a…
The new Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) 2012 classification criteria aimed to improve the performance of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) classification over the American… Expand
Undifferentiated connective tissue disease: a seven-center cross-sectional study of 184 patients
The purpose of this study was to characterize the clinical and serological features of a large cohort of patients with antinuclear antibody (ANA) positive undifferentiated connective tissue disease… Expand
SARCOSPA - Sarcopenia in spondyloarthritis patients.
- R. Aguiar, J. Sequeira, T. Meirinhos, C. Ambrósio, A. Barcelos
- Acta reumatologica portuguesa
- 1 October 2014
INTRODUCTION The loss of muscle mass (MM) is a serious problem which has been demonstrated in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. There are few studies about the loss of MM in patients with… Expand
Portuguese guidelines for the use of biological agents in rheumatoid arthritis - March 2010 update.
The authors present the revised version of the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology (SPR) guidelines for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with biological therapies. In these guidelines the… Expand
PORTUGUESE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE USE OF BIOLOGICAL THERAPIES IN PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS--2015 UPDATE.
- E. Vieira-Sousa, P. Machado, +24 authors A. Barcelos
- Acta reumatologica portuguesa
- 1 February 2018
OBJECTIVE To update recommendations for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis with biological therapies, endorsed by the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology (SPR). METHODS These treatment… Expand
Comparison of the Clinical Expression of Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis from Europe and Latin America
- Mariana Benegas, E. Muñoz-Gomáriz, +14 authors E. Collantes Estevez
- The Journal of Rheumatology
- 1 December 2012
Objective. To compare the clinical, demographic, and serologic characteristics and the treatment of patients diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) from Europe (EU) and Latin America (LA).… Expand
Association of IL23R and ERAP1 genes with ankylosing spondylitis in a Portuguese population.
- F. Pimentel-Santos, D. Ligeiro, +14 authors J. Branco
- Clinical and experimental rheumatology
- 1 September 2009
OBJECTIVE Association between ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and two genes, ERAP1 and IL23R, has recently been reported in North American and British populations. The population attributable risk… Expand
[Tuberculosis in rheumatic patients treated with tumour necrosis factor alpha antagonists: the Portuguese experience].
In Portugal, 13 cases of tuberculosis (TB) were reported, in the period between 1999 and 2005, in 960 patients exposed to anti-TNFalpha treatment (1.35%), 8 females and 5 males. Mean age was 46.7 +/-… Expand
Cervical complications of rheumatoid arthritis
### Case history 1 A 47 year old housewife presented with a 3 year history of fleeting inflammatory pain and oedema affecting the small joints of the hands symmetrically. She had previously been… Expand