Marwin Gutierrez

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OBJECTIVE To compare, "in a real world," the performance of the most common composite activity indices in a cohort of PsA patients. METHODS A total of 171 PsA patients were involved. The following variables were evaluated: peripheral joint assessment, patient reported of pain, physician and patient assessments of disease activity, patient general health(More)
Ultrasound is a rapidly evolving technique that is gaining an increasing success in the assessment of psoriatic arthritis. Most of the studies have been aimed at investigating its ability in the assessment of joints, tendons, and entheses in psoriatic arthritis patients. Less attention has been paid to demonstrate the potential of ultrasound in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of a computerized-aided method (CaM) for quantification of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in patients with systemic sclerosis and to determine its correlation with the conventional visual reader-based score (CoVR) and the pulmonary function tests (PFTs). METHODS Seventy-nine patients were enrolled. All patients(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last decade, significant progresses have been achieved in the development and validation of new tools for the evaluation of disease activity in axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). Despite they play a key role in the assessment of these patients, the calculation scores are relatively complex and difficult to be quickly assessed in the busy(More)
BACKGROUND Gout is the most common inflammatory arthropathy of metabolic origin and it is characterized by intense inflammation, the underlying mechanisms of which are unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the oxidative stress in human fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) exposed to monosodium urate (MSU) crystals, which trigger an inflammatory(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel diseases are associated with a variety of extra-intestinal manifestations. The most frequent of these is joint involvement, which affects 16-33 % of IBD patients. Our aim was to evaluate the ultrasound prevalence of sub-clinical joint and entheseal involvement in patients with IBD without musculoskeletal symptoms, and to(More)
Erratum After publication of the original article [1], it came to the authors' attention that there were spelling errors in the surnames of two of the authors. The surnames of A. Batticciotto and A. Draghessi were misspelled but appear correctly in this erratum. et al. Hidden musculoskeletal involvement in inflammatory bowel disease: a multicenter(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide information on the value of Patient Acceptable Symptom State (PASS) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by the identification of PASS thresholds for patient-reported outcomes (PROs) composite scores. METHODS The characteristics of RA patients with affirmative and negative assignment to PASS were compared. Contributors to physician response(More)
INTRODUCTION This study was performed to develop ultrasound composite scores for the assessment of inflammatory and structural lesions in Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA). METHODS We performed a prospective study on 83 PsA patients undergoing two study visits scheduled 6 months apart. B-mode and Power Doppler (PD) findings were semi-quantitatively scored at 68(More)
INTRODUCTION The increasing search for the psychological treatment of patients with chronic diseases and with clinical indications for the control of physical and psychological capacities has revealed a need for instruments aimed at assessing these patients. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that has been widely studied with a focus on the development of(More)