Carla M. Saucedo

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BACKGROUND Polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM) are infrequent diseases. Data on incidence and prevalence are scarce and conflicting. There are no such data in Latin America and in Argentina in particular. OBJECTIVES We undertook to examine the incidence and prevalence of PM/DM in the prepaid health maintenance organization (HMO) of our hospital, in(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate by ultrasound (US) the anatomical structures affected during a new episode of bilateral painful shoulder in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to compare the findings between these two conditions. PMR and RA patients complaining of new onset bilateral painful shoulder were(More)
OBJECTIVE A patient self-administered questionnaire [PsA Screening and Evaluation (PASE)] has been developed and validated in English, but has not been tried in Spanish speaking populations. This study aimed to adapt and validate PASE in Spanish to screen Spanish speaking psoriasis patients for signs and symptoms of inflammatory arthritis. METHODS Initial(More)
OBJECTIVE High-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles exert potent antiatherogenic activities, including antioxidative actions, which are relevant to attenuation of atherosclerosis progression. Such activities are enriched in small, dense HDL and can be compromised under conditions of chronic inflammation like rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However,(More)
BACKGROUND The increased mortality reported among patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been attributed to cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a cluster of major risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as dyslipidemia, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. There is a lack of reporting on the prevalence of MS in RA patients in(More)
OBJECTIVE Ultrasound (US) has become an important tool in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but it is time consuming in clinical practice. We compared 3 US indices (with different numbers of joints) with disease activity measured by the 28-Joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28) in order to find the most parsimonious index still useful in clinical(More)
The objectives of this study were to compare the frequency of dyslipidemia (DLP) and the elevated cardiovascular risk between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and a control group, to identify disease-related factors associated with the presence of DLP and to estimate the frequency of RA patients receiving treatment for DLP. This is a cross sectional study(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory disease associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Measures of HDL metabolism/function were shown to be altered in RA patients with high disease activity. We aimed at evaluating the effect of HDL characteristics on arterial stiffness in RA patients classified(More)
Objectives. To examine the characteristics of our patients with limited systemic sclerosis (lSSc) for differences between Barnett Type 1 (sclerodactyly only) and Type 2 or intermediate (acrosclerosis-distal but may reach up to elbows and/or knees plus face) subsets. Methods. Records of patients between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2011, with SSc or(More)
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