Georgina Salvador

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the validity, reproducibility, and responsiveness of a simplified power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS) assessment of joint inflammation compared with a comprehensive 44-joint PDUS assessment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who started therapy with a biologic agent. METHODS A total of 160 patients with active RA who started a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate possible differences in Th1 and Th2 cytokine mRNA expression in the synovial tissue (ST) of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and seronegative spondyloarthropathies (SpA) with diagnostic and/or pathogenic interest. METHODS Eleven RA patients and 14 SpA patients (10 with undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy (USpA), two with(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the diagnostic usefulness of the systematic analysis of synovial vascular morphology in various inflammatory, early, and longstanding arthropathies, and to examine the validity of the vascular patterns in predicting the evolution of a group of patients with undifferentiated arthritis (UA). METHODS One hundred patients who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the prevalence and clinical significance of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) and antikeratin antibodies (AKA) in patients with palindromic rheumatism (PR). METHOD Sixty-three patients with PR were included: 33 were defined as pure or persistent PR at the time of serum test measurement, and 30 as associated PR,(More)
Patients with recurrent or relapsing arthritis are frequently seen in rheumatological practice. Besides crystal arthritis, the most frequent cause of recurrent arthritis, there are several diseases that may present clinically as intermittent mono- or polyarthritis. Palindromic rheumatism is the paradigm of this type of condition, but other diseases such as(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the frequency and prognostic factors of radiographic progression in a series of Spanish patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after 1 yr of treatment with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). METHODS Sixty patients (47 females, 13 males) with RA with a disease duration shorter than 2 yr [mean (s.d.) duration(More)
The role which glucagon could play in the mechanism of fasting natriuresis and renal sodium retention associated with carbohydrate refeeding was studied in thirty-seven non-diabetic obese subjects. In nine obese subjects undergoing a 7 day fast without any additional treatment (control group), the renal sodium excretion exceeded intake through the whole(More)
OBJECTIVE Copy number variants (CNVs) have been associated with the risk to develop multiple autoimmune diseases. Our objective was to identify CNVs associated with the risk to develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA) using a genome-wide analysis approach. METHODS A total of 835 patients with PsA and 1498 healthy controls were genotyped for CNVs using the(More)
The potential influence of two gene polymorphisms, vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) and the gene encoding collagen type Ialpha1 (COLIA1) Sp1 polymorphisms, in the reduced bone mass observed in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) was assessed in 61 women with PBC (age, 54.1 +/- 1.1 years) by restriction enzyme digestion of polymerase chain reaction(More)
The objective of the study was to analyze the prognostic factors of radiographic progression in a series of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after 2 years of therapy with a structured algorithm using disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and very low doses of oral glucocorticoids. One hundred and five patients (81% female) with early(More)