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Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis

To determine the prevalence of hearing loss (HL) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to describe frequency-specific hearing threshold changes in this patient population compared to patients without AS. Methods. A...

Ocular Manifestations in Rheumatoid

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other rheumatic diseases may present with ocular manifestations. The purpose of our work was to determine the prevalence and type of eye involvement in RA and other connective tissue diseases...

Tofacitinib Persistence in Patients

To compare medication persistence of tofacitinib with persistence of injectable biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARD) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods. We performed a retrospective new-user...

Flare Rate Thresholds

The aim is To determine the relationship between gout flare rate and self-categorization into remission, low disease activity (LDA), and patient acceptable symptom state (PASS). Methods. Patients with gout self-categorized as...

Sex Differences in the Clinical Profile

Research findings in gout result predominantly from studies about men and might not be generalizable to women. To improve insight into sex differences in gout, our study compared clinical characteristics and comorbidities of...

Walking Speed Predict Mortality Risk

To investigate whether walking speed at 1 timepoint, decline over the past 12 months, or both predict mortality risk over 11 years in adults with, or at risk of, knee osteoarthritis (OA). Methods. Using the data from the...

OMERACT Knee Osteoarthritis

The aim is To investigate the associations of Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) ultrasound scores for knee osteoarthritis (OA) with pain severity, other symptoms, and OA severity on radiographs and magnetic resonance...

Enthesitis-related Arthritis

Enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) represents a subgroup of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) that is regularly accompanied by anterior uveitis. This study describes the prevalence and characteristics of ERA-related uveitis....

Prevalence of Juvenile Systemic Lupus in Korea

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and incidence of juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) in Korea. Methods. The data were collected from the National Health Insurance Claims Database of...

Raynaud Phenomenon in Systemic Sclerosis

Early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis (SSc) is imperative, and Raynaud phenomenon (RP) is an important component of progressive vasculopathy. Nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC) is a well-established tool that can quantify...

Renal Resistive Index

The aim of the present retrospective observational study was to evaluate the change of Renal Resistive Index (RRI) over time (ΔRRI) and under treatment in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) as well as to correlate these...

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