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15-07-2018 | Epidemiology | Article

Epidemiology and survival of systemic sclerosis-systemic lupus erythematosus overlap syndrome

Alharbi S et al. J Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.170953

11-07-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | Article

Human immunodeficiency virus in a cohort of systemic lupus erythematosus patients

Hax V et al. Adv Rheumatol 2018; 58: 12. doi: 10.1186/s42358-018-0003-2

11-07-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | News

SSc more common in UK than previously thought

Results of a nationwide study suggest that the incidence and prevalence of systemic sclerosis in the UK may be higher than previous estimates suggest.

10-07-2018 | Pediatric | Article

Adverse childhood experience and rheumatic diseases

Luiz APL et al. Clin Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4200-5

09-07-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | Article

Real-world incidence and prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus in Alberta, Canada

Fatoye F, Gebrye T, Svenson LW. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4091-4

02-06-2018 | Systemic sclerosis | Article

Mortality, length of stay, and cost of hospitalization among patients with systemic sclerosis: Results from the National Inpatient Sample

Poudel DR et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018: key150. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key150

01-06-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | Article

Monophasic disease course in systemic lupus erythematosus

Tselios K et al. J Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.171319

24-05-2018 | Vitamin D | Article

Vitamin D level and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis: A Mendelian randomization

Bae SC, Lee YH. Clin Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4152-9

18-04-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | Article

Severe infections in systemic lupus erythematosus: Disease pattern and predictors of infection-related mortality

Teh CL, Wan SA, Ling GR. Clin Rheumatol 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4102-6

12-04-2018 | Myositis | Review | Article

Classification of myositis

Lundberg IE, de Visser M, Werth VP. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018; 14: 269–278. doi: 10.1038/nrrheum.2018.41

10-01-2018 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | News

No association between SLE and breast cancer risk

A meta-analysis rules out a direct association between systemic lupus erythematosus and breast cancer incidence.

06-11-2017 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | ACR/ARHP 2017 | News

Race, genetics ‘key determinants’ of SLE mortality risk

Rates of death associated with systemic lupus erythematosus do not vary by socioeconomic context among Black people in the USA, research suggests.

31-10-2017 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | News

Improvements in SLE mortality, but rates remain disproportionately high

An analysis of all deaths recorded over a 46-year period in the USA shows that mortality rates attributable to systemic lupus erythematosus have decreased since the 1960s, but remain high relative to rates of death from other causes.

25-08-2016 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | Review | Article

The global burden of SLE: prevalence, health disparities and socioeconomic impact

Carter et al. present a global perspective of systemic lupus erythematosus in terms of its prevalence, impact on populations, economic costs, and capacity to compromise health-related quality of life.

Nat Rev Rheumatol 2016;12:605–620. doi:10.1038/nrrheum.2016.137

28-07-2016 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | Article

Genetic risk and longitudinal disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus using targeted maximum likelihood estimation

This longitudinal study evaluates whether genetic risk testing in a large multiethnic cohort of individuals can serve as a clinically useful tool to estimate systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity.

Genes Immun 2016;17:358–362. doi:10.1038/gene.2016.33

19-06-2016 | Myositis | Review | Article

Diagnosis and classification of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies

Lundberg IE et al. J intern Med 2016; 280: 39–51. doi: 10.1111/joim.12524

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