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20-11-2018 | Polymyalgia rheumatica | Article

Comorbidities in polymyalgia rheumatica: A systematic review

Partington R et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 258. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1757-y

01-10-2018 | Kawasaki disease | Article

Association of initially normal coronary arteries with normal findings on follow-up echocardiography in patients with Kawasaki disease

de Ferranti SD et al. JAMA Pediatr 2018: e183310. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3310

Rheumatic immune-related adverse events from cancer immunotherapy

In this review, mechanisms of action of checkpoint inhibitors and how they might cause rheumatic immune-related adverse events are described [read more].
Calabrese LH, Calabrese C, Cappelli LC. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0074-9

31-08-2018 | Immune checkpoint inhibitor-induced rheumatic disease | Review | Article

Rheumatic immune-related adverse events from cancer immunotherapy

Calabrese LH, Calabrese C, Cappelli LC. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0074-9

13-08-2018 | Behçet’s disease | Review | Article

Management of major organ involvement of Behçet’s syndrome: A systematic review for update of the EULAR recommendations

Ozguler Y et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018: key242. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key242

12-07-2018 | Takayasu arteritis | Case report | Article

Evolution into Takayasu arteritis in a patient presenting with acute pulmonary edema due to severe aortic regurgitation: A case report

The authors report a young female who presented with acute pulmonary edema due to aortic regurgitation without any other clinical features of Takayasu arteritis, subsequently diagnosed as Takayasu arteritis after a long follow up period.

de Silva NL et al. BMC Rheumatol 2018; 2: 20. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0028-5

11-07-2018 | Takayasu arteritis | Article

Extravascular manifestations of Takayasu arteritis: Focusing on the features shared with spondyloarthritis

Kwon OC et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 142. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1643-7

09-07-2018 | Behçet’s disease | Article

Behçet’s disease as a causative factor of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: Subgroup analysis of data from the VENOST study

Uluduz D et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key153

05-07-2018 | ANCA-associated vasculitis | News

Trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole reduces severe infections following rituximab for vasculitis

A study looking at risk factors for the development of severe infections in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitis following rituximab has found that trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole prophylaxis may be of benefit.

03-07-2018 | Vasculitis | Article

Oral cyclophosphamide in treatment of patients with refractory idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: A retrospective observational study

Bae S, Charles-Schoeman C. Clin Rheumatol 2018; 37: 2113–2123. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4174-3

02-07-2018 | Vasculitis | Case report | Article

A case report of REM sleep behavior disorder, Behcet’s disease, Sjogren’s syndrome and cognitive dysfunction

The authors report a patient with a history of Behcet’s disease and Sjogren’s syndrome in which rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder was detected by polysomnographic monitoring.

Xiao F et al. BMC Rheumatol 2018; 2: 19. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0022-y

21-06-2018 | Pathogenesis | Review | Article

The role of neutrophil extracellular traps in rheumatic diseases

Apel F, Zychlinsky A, Kenny EF. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0039-z

30-05-2018 | Vasculitis | Review | Article

CNS vasculitis: An approach to differential diagnosis and management

Byram K, Hajj-Ali RA, Calabrese L. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2018; 20: 37. doi: 10.1007/s11926-018-0747-z

09-05-2018 | Vasculitis | Case report | Article

The first case of bacillus Calmette-Guérin-induced small-vessel central nervous system vasculitis

This authors use this complex case to illustrate the inherent diagnostic difficulty in evaluating patients with suspected, even confirmed, central nervous system vasculitis.

Parent ME, Richer M, Liang P. Clin Rheumatol 2018; Advance online publication.  doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4136-9

08-05-2018 | Kawasaki disease | Review | Article

Circulating adipokines are associated with Kawasaki disease

Zhang X et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 33. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0243-z

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