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Pilot Study of the Juvenile Dermatomyositis

The main aim of this study is To decide the attainability of contrasting the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research. Union (CARRA) agreement treatment plans (CTP) in treating moderate new-beginning adolescent...

Youth with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Youth with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) transferring from pediatric to adult care are at risk for poor outcomes. We describe patterns of rheumatology/nephrology care and changes in healthcare use and medication adherence...

Modified Disease Activity Score (DAS)

Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare disease in children that is treatable, but patients may suffer from long-term effects. Clinical trials are needed to find better treatments for affected patients. Among validated tools...

Patients With Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis

Patients with dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) have reduced muscle endurance. The aim of this study was to streamline the Functional Index-2 (FI-2) by developing the Functional Index-3 (FI-3) and to evaluate its...

Outcomes of Takayasu Arteritis

To investigate the characteristics of patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA)-related renal artery stenosis and identify the predictors of medium-term adverse outcomes. Methods. Data for 567 patients registered in the East China...

Combination of Mild and Early Disease

To address the hypothesis that very early patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) are a heterogeneous group with mild or early disease, we analyzed the extent of heterogeneity in clinical, epidemiological, and immunological...

Tacrolimus in Patients With Lupus Nephritis

To assess the long-term safety and effectiveness of tacrolimus for treating lupus nephritis (LN) in the real-world clinical setting. Methods. This is an ongoing, open-label, noncomparative, observational, postmarketing...

Effect of Disease Activity on Organ Damage

To examine the role of disease activity on organ damage over 5 years in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) despite standard of care. Methods. This analysis of the University of Toronto Lupus Clinic cohort...

Appraisal of Candidate Instruments

Numerous patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) exist for the measurement of physical function for psoriatic arthritis (PsA), but only a few are validated comprehensively. The objective of this project was to prioritize PROM...

Tumor Necrosis Factor

To investigate whether tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) combination therapy with conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARD) is more effective for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and/or improves TNFi...

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...

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