Elizabeth E. Perry

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of C1q autoantibodies in identifying lupus nephritis (LN) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). DATA SOURCES AND METHODS Citation indexes were searched and 370 articles published from 1977 to 2013 were evaluated. The 31 selected studies included in the meta-analysis were cross-sectional in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the potential of chronic severe bacterial infection to generate rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs), by studying patients with bronchiectasis (BR) alone and BR patients with rheumatoid arthritis (BR/RA). METHODS We studied 122 patients with BR alone, 50 patients with BR/RA, and 50 RA patients(More)
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