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The objective of this study was to determine the vitamin D status and its relationship with disease and therapy features and with bone mineral density in women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Non-pregnant systemic lupus erythematosus women with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and vitamin D measurements performed between May 1 2005 and August 31 2006(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the recurrence risk of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and uncomplicated psoriasis in first-degree relatives (FDRs) of patients with PsA. METHODS All available FDRs (full siblings, parents and children) of 100 consecutive consenting patients attending a PsA clinic were evaluated for the presence of psoriasis and(More)
To determine whether killer cell immunologlobulin-like receptor (KIR) genotypes are associated with vasculitis, vascular arterial events or anticardiolipin (aCL) antibodies in patients with lupus. A total of 304 patients followed prospectively at the University of Toronto Lupus Clinic were assessed for the occurrence of vasculitis and vascular arterial(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether immunological burden of autoantibodies as reflected by the number of cumulative antibodies present at inception and after 3 and 5 years is associated with or predicts subsequent disease activity and damage in lupus. METHODS Patients with SLE followed from inception at a single centre between 1992 and 2007 were included.(More)
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