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Update of EULAR recommendations for the treatment of systemic sclerosis
The aim was to update the 2009 European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for the treatment of systemic sclerosis (SSc), with attention to new therapeutic questions. Update of theExpand
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Prevalence of Pulmonary Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis in European Caucasians and Metaanalysis of 5 Studies
Objective. To measure the prevalence of different types of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and to identify patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) at highest risk in a multicenter European sample, with aExpand
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Genome-Wide Scan Identifies TNIP1, PSORS1C1, and RHOB as Novel Risk Loci for Systemic Sclerosis
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an orphan, complex, inflammatory disease affecting the immune system and connective tissue. SSc stands out as a severely incapacitating and life-threatening inflammatoryExpand
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Radiological hand involvement in systemic sclerosis
Background: The osteoarticular and soft tissue structures of the hand may be involved in systemic sclerosis (SSc), causing functional disability. Objective: To assess radiological hand features in aExpand
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Diagnostic and predictive value of anti-cyclic citrullinated protein antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic literature review
Objective: To evaluate the two generations of anti-cyclic citrullinated protein (CCP) antibodies as a diagnostic marker of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and as a predictor of future development of RA inExpand
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Trends in mortality in patients with systemic sclerosis over 40 years: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies.
OBJECTIVE SSc is known as the most severe connective tissue disorder, and to be associated with a high mortality risk. Some improvements in therapy for SSc have been achieved in recent years and someExpand
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High N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide levels and low diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide as independent predictors of the occurrence of precapillary pulmonary arterial hypertension in
OBJECTIVE To evaluate predictors of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in a prospective cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS Routine clinical assessments as well asExpand
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Efficacy and safety of opioids for osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
OBJECTIVES To determine the analgesic effectiveness, the effect on physical function and the safety of opioids in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). SEARCH STRATEGY A systematic literature searchExpand
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Characteristics of Joint Involvement and Relationships with Systemic Inflammation in Systemic Sclerosis: Results from the EULAR Scleroderma Trial and Research Group (EUSTAR) Database
Objective. To determine the prevalence of and independent factors associated with joint involvement in a large population of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Methods. This study wasExpand
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Ultrasonographic hand features in systemic sclerosis and correlates with clinical, biologic, and radiographic findings
To investigate ultrasonographic (US) hand features in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients and their relationship with clinical, biologic, and radiographic data.
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