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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
IntroductionA number of genetic-association studies have identified genes contributing to ankylosing spondylitis (AS) susceptibility but such approaches provide little information as to the geneExpand
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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 AmericanExpand
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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 diseaseExpand
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SARCOSPA - Sarcopenia in spondyloarthritis patients.
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 withExpand
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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 theExpand
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OBJECTIVE To update recommendations for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis with biological therapies, endorsed by the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology (SPR). METHODS These treatmentExpand
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Comparison of the Clinical Expression of Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis from Europe and Latin America
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
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Association of IL23R and ERAP1 genes with ankylosing spondylitis in a Portuguese population.
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 riskExpand
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[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
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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 beenExpand
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