Stefania Corbanese

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate traditional and non-traditional risk factors for subclinical atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS A prospective cohort of 78 patients with SLE without overt atherosclerotic disease was studied. SLE clinical and laboratory parameters, disease activity and damage, treatment and traditional risk factors for(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess how the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with methotrexate (MTX) in Italy is adherent to current national recommendations. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional and retrospective analysis of data collected from the MARI study, a multicentre survey on Italian patients with RA on treatment with MTX for(More)
The SF-20 and the SF-36 are the most frequently used questionnaires for assessing the quality of life in SLE patients. The SF-36 is actually considered the most suitable for this disease, due to the inclusion of fatigue, a manifestation frequently observed in SLE patients. Using these instruments, it has been clearly demonstrated that patients with SLE have(More)
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