Domenico Malesci

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The objective of this work is to investigate the occurrence of atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients (pts). Twenty-four consecutive AS pts (men, 87.5%; median age, 50.5 years; median disease duration, 16.5 years), fulfilling the modified 1984 New York criteria for AS criteria, and 19 age- and sex-matched(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of good clinical response and remission in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with longstanding disease treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) drugs at outpatient clinics. METHODS Retrospective national study of 14 academic tertiary referral rheumatology medical centers. RA patients with a Disease(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the treatment duration with MTX monotherapy or in association with DMARDs or TNFalpha inhibitors and the incidence and typology of adverse events (AE) occurred in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS A retrospective large cohort study of RA outpatients, consecutively seen from January 2000 to June 2005 was performed. Study(More)
To assess the clinical and radiological features of systemic sclerosis (SSc) joint involvement in a prospective cross-sectional study. Seventy-six consecutive patients with SSc divided into clinical and serological subsets were investigated. Clinical and radiological assessments of the hands and feet were carried out. Three radiological patterns of(More)
OBJECTIVE Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a chronic syndrome characterized by widespread pain, troubled sleep, disturbed mood, and fatigue. Several analgesic strategies have been evaluated but the results are moderate and inconsistent. Antidepressant agents are now considered the treatment of choice in most patients. It has been recently suggested that FMS may be(More)
Toward the end of the last century a better knowledge of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and their associations led investigators to propose the existence of a unique pathophysiological condition called "metabolic" or "insulin resistance syndrome". Among all, insulin-resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinemia are considered its most important treatment(More)
Joint involvement occurs in thirds of SSc patients during the course of the disease, but may be the onset manifestation. Arthralgias, stiffness and tendon sheath involvement constitute the most common clinical findings affecting all joints, but predominantly the fingers, wrists and ankles. The most common radiographic abnormalities in SSc patients are(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety profile of leflunomide (LEF) in a two-year retrospective analysis of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients (pts) treated in daily clinical practice compared with methotrexate (MTX). PATIENTS Fourty-two PsA patients with polyarticular involvement or asymmetrical oligoarticular arthritis, satisfying ESSG criteria for the(More)