Deciphering Ectopic Calcification: Contribution of the Rare, Inherited Disorder Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

Deciphering Ectopic Calcification: Contribution of the Rare, Inherited Disorder Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

July 28, 2015 at 9:24 AM 0 comments

*Ivonne Pasquali Ronchetti University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy *Correspondence to ivonne.ronchetti@alice.it Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 09.02.15 Accepted: 11.05.15 Citation: EMJ Rheumatol. 2015;2[1]:89-97. Abstract Soft connective tissue calcification is still an intriguing problem due to the high number of genes, proteins, andRead More

Axial Spondyloarthritis: An Evolving Concept

Axial Spondyloarthritis: An Evolving Concept

July 28, 2015 at 9:21 AM 0 comments

*Nelly Ziadé Department of Rheumatology, Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital; School of Medicine, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon *Correspondence to drnellyziade@gmail.com Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 02.02.15 Accepted: 02.03.15 Citation: EMJ Rheumatol. 2015;2[1]:98-102. Abstract Axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) is the prototype of a family of inter-related yet heterogeneousRead More

A UK Best Practice Model for Diagnosis and Treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis

A UK Best Practice Model for Diagnosis and Treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis

July 28, 2015 at 9:18 AM 0 comments

Rebecca Adshead, *Hasan Tahir, Simon Donnelly Rheumatology Department, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Barts Health Trust, London, UK *Correspondence to hasan.tahir@bartshealth.nhs.uk Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Funding: None. Received: 03.11.14 Accepted: 18.02.15 Citation: EMJ Rheumatol. 2015;2[1]:103-110. Abstract Objectives: To examine the combined effectiveness of a care pathwayRead More

Osteoarthritis: The Challenge of Establishing a Personalised Treatment

Osteoarthritis: The Challenge of Establishing a Personalised Treatment

July 25, 2014 at 9:44 AM 0 comments

Summary of Presentations from the TRB Chemedica-Sponsored Satellite Symposium held at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology – EULAR, Paris, France, on 11th June 2014 Chairpersons: Johanne Martel-Pelletier,1 Antonello Pietrangelo2 Speakers: Francis Berenbaum,3 Jean-Pierre Pelletier,4 Burkhard Leeb5 1. Osteoarthritis Research Unit, University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), Montreal, CanadaRead More

Innate Immunity in Systemic Sclerosis – Role of Toll-Like Receptors, Interferon, and the Potential Impact of Vitamin D

Innate Immunity in Systemic Sclerosis – Role of Toll-Like Receptors, Interferon, and the Potential Impact of Vitamin D

July 25, 2014 at 9:39 AM 0 comments

*Ruxandra Ionescu,1 Laura Groseanu2 1. Professor, Head of the Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, St. Maria Hospital, University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Carol Davila’, Bucharest, Romania 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, St. Maria Hospital, University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Carol Davila’, Bucharest, Romania *Correspondence toRead More

Idiopathic Scoliosis

Idiopathic Scoliosis

July 25, 2014 at 9:36 AM 0 comments

*Jens Ivar Brox Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway *Correspondence to jbrox@ous-hf.no Disclosure: The author has no conflict of interest. Received: 03.04.14 Accepted: 30.05.14 Citation: EMJ Rheumatol. 2014;1:48-55. Abstract Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is a lifetime condition and is defined as a structural,Read More

Osteoporosis-Related Mortality: Time-Trends and Predictive Factors

Osteoporosis-Related Mortality: Time-Trends and Predictive Factors

July 25, 2014 at 9:32 AM 0 comments

*Nelly Ziadé Department of Rheumatology, Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital; School of Medicine, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon *Correspondence to nellziade@yahoo.fr Disclosure: The author has no conflict of interest. Received: 07.04.14 Accepted: 11.05.14 Citation: EMJ Rheumtol. 2014;1:56-64. Abstract Osteoporosis is one of the leading causes of handicap worldwide and a major contributorRead More

Use of Ultrasound for Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Psoriatic Arthritis

Use of Ultrasound for Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Psoriatic Arthritis

July 25, 2014 at 9:29 AM 0 comments

Rusmir Husic,1 Anja Ficjan,1 Christina Duftner,2 *Christian Dejaco1 1. Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria 2. Department of Internal Medicine VI, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria *Correspondence to christian.dejaco@gmx.net Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 01.04.14 Accepted: 09.05.14 Citation: EMJ Rheumatol. 2014;1:65-72. Abstract Musculoskeletal ultrasoundRead More

Update on Genetic Susceptibility and Pathogenesis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Update on Genetic Susceptibility and Pathogenesis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

July 25, 2014 at 9:25 AM 0 comments

Morten Herlin,1,2 Michael B. Petersen,1,2 *Troels Herlin3 1. Department of Clinical Genetics, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark 2. Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark 3. Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark *Correspondence to troeherl@rm.dk Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 04.04.14 Accepted:Read More

The Importance of the mTOR Regulatory Network in Chondrocyte Biology and Osteoarthritis

The Importance of the mTOR Regulatory Network in Chondrocyte Biology and Osteoarthritis

July 25, 2014 at 9:21 AM 0 comments

*Elena V. Tchetina Senior Scientist, Clinical Immunology Laboratory, Nasonova Research Institute of Rheumatology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia *Correspondence to etchetina@mail.ru Disclosure: The author has no conflict of interest. Received: 27.03.14 Accepted: 12.05.14 Citation: EMJ Rheumatol. 2014;1:84-95. Abstract Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disorder associated mainly with pain,Read More