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OBJECTIVE The national registry of spondyloarthropathies (REGISPONSER) is launched to classify patients with this group of diseases treated in Spanish rheumatology clinics. This manuscript describes the methodological and organizational background as well as characteristics of patients finally included, and provides a comparative analysis between(More)
Recent genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified >20 new loci associated with the susceptibility to psoriasis vulgaris (PsV) risk. We investigated the association of PsV and its main clinical subphenotypes with 32 loci having previous genome-wide evidence of association with PsV (P < 5e-8) or strong GWAS evidence (P < 5e-5 in discovery and P <(More)
OBJECTIVE Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease mainly affecting the axial skeleton and characterized by ossification of the spinal disc, joints, and ligaments leading to progressive ankylosis. Vertebral osteoporosis is a recognized feature of AS. Studies have confirmed a moderate to high prevalence of vertebral fractures with(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to elucidate determinants of coronary compliance in patients with coronary artery disease. BACKGROUND Intravascular ultrasound potentially enables in vivo evaluation of coronary artery compliance. METHODS Twenty-seven patients (mean age [+/- SD] 57 +/- 11 years, three women) undergoing coronary angioplasty were(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the initial and midterm outcome of patients with severe pulmonary hypertension undergoing percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV). Accordingly, the baseline characteristics, immediate results and follow-up of 64 consecutive patients with severe pulmonary artery hypertension (systolic pulmonary artery pressure > or = 60 mm(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of fibromyalgia (FM) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). To evaluate the effect of FM on the measures of activity in AS. To analyse predictive factors in order to identify this group of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study based on 462 patients with definite ankylosing spondylitis included in the(More)
Intravascular ultrasound imaging (IVUS) constitutes a new diagnostic technique that provides unique information concerning arterial wall structure and luminal dimensions. To assess the anatomic features of angiographically normal coronary arteries in patients with coronary artery disease, 25 patients (aged 61 +/- 9 years) underwent an IVUS examination(More)
We present a case of a 34 year-old male diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. After two years of treatment with infliximab, the patient developed a clinical picture compatible with stage II thoracic sarcoidosis. These findings resulted in the interruption of infliximab therapy. The patient was not administered new treatment since respiratory function(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the first signs and symptoms, and the clinical, biological and radiological characteristics of patients with early SpA. METHODS A total of 150 SpA patients were selected from 2367 listed in REGISPONSER (Registro Español de Espondiloartritis de la Sociedad Española de Reumatología). The inclusion criterion was a disease course of(More)