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FIRST RELEASE ARTICLES

December 15, 2008

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia: A Frequent Unrelated Association Complicating Disease Management

Fabienne Coury, Arnaud Rossat, Alexandre Tebib, Marie-Claude Letroublon, Anne Gagnard, Bruno Fantino, Jacques G. Tebib
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080366

Rheumatoid Atlantoaxial Subluxation Can Be Prevented by Intensive Use of Traditional Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs

Markku J. Kauppi, Marko H. Neva, Kari Laiho, Hannu Kautiainen, Reijo Luukkainen, Anna Karjalainen, Pekka J. Hannonen, Marjatta Leirisalo-Repo, Markku Korpela, Kirsti Ilva, Timo Möttönen, for the FIN-RACo Trial Group
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080429

Cartilage and Bone Biomarkers in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prediction of 10-year Radiographic Progression

Silje W. Syversen, Guro L. Goll, Désirée van der Heijde, Robert Landewé, Per Ivar Gaarder, Sigrid Ødegård, Espen A. Haavardsholm, Tore K. Kvien
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080180

The Minimally Important Difference for the Health Assessment Questionnaire in Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Practice Is Smaller Than in Randomized Controlled Trials

Janet E. Pope, Dinesh Khanna, Deborah Norrie, Janine M. Ouimet
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080479

Symptoms of Depression Predict the Trajectory of Pain Among Patients with Early Inflammatory Arthritis: A Path Analysis Approach to Assessing Change

Orit Schieir, Brett D. Thombs, Marie Hudson, Suzanne Taillefer, Russell Steele, Laeora Berkson, Carole Bertrand, Francois Couture, Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, Michel Gagné, Bruce Garfield, Andrzej Gutkowski, Harb Kang, Morton Kapusta, Sophie Ligier, Jean-Pierre Mathieu, Henri Ménard, Suzanne Mercille, Michael Starr, Michael Stein, Michel Zummer, Murray Baron
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080147

A Safety Assessment of Tumor Necrosis Factor Antagonists During Pregnancy: A Review of the Food and Drug Administration Database

John D. Carter, Anil Ladhani, Louis R. Ricca, Joanne Valeriano, Frank B. Vasey
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080545

Adipokines and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Relationship with Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

Marta Vadacca, Domenico Margiotta, Amelia Rigon, Fabio Cacciapaglia, Giusy Coppolino, Antonio Amoroso, Antonella Afeltra
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080503

Apolipoprotein H Promoter Polymorphisms in Relation to Lupus and Lupus-related Phenotypes

Sangita Suresh, F. Yesim K. Demirci, Erin Jacobs, Amy H. Kao, Elisa Y. Rhew, Dharambir K. Sanghera, Faith Selzer, Kim Sutton-Tyrrell, David McPherson, Franklin A. Bontempo, Candace M. Kammerer, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Susan Manzi, M. Ilyas Kamboh
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080482

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Gene Does Not Contribute to Genetic Susceptibility to Systemic Sclerosis in European Caucasians

Julien Wipff, Guillaume Gallier, Philippe Dieude, Jerome Avouac, Kiet Tiev, Eric Hachulla, Brigitte Granel, Elisabeth Diot, Jean Sibilia, Luc Mouthon, Olivier Meyer, Andre Kahan, Mathilde Varret, Catherine Boileau, Yannick Allanore
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080622

Determination of the Subset of Sjögren’s Syndrome with Articular Manifestations by Anticyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibodies

Naoki Iwamoto, Atsushi Kawakami, Mami Tamai, Keita Fujikawa, Kazuhiko Arima, Toshiyuki Aramaki, Shinya Kawashiri, Kunihiro Ichinose, Makoto Kamachi, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Hiroaki Ida, Katsumi Eguchi
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080193

Uveitis Subtypes in a German Interdisciplinary Uveitis Center - Analysis of 1916 Patients

Eva Jakob, Mirjam S. Reuland, Friederike Mackensen, Nadine Harsch, Monika Fleckenstein, Hanns-Martin Lorenz, Regina Max, Matthias D. Becker
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080102

Cementoplasty in the Treatment of Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Nicolas Reuter, Alban Romier, Zephir Hambourg, Frédéric Palmieri, Dominique Fayet, Béatrice Pallot-Prades, Philippe Collet, Michel-Henry Fessy, Frédéric Farizon, Fabrice G. Barral, Thierry Thomas
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080363

Dexamethasone Promotes Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystal Formation by Articular Chondrocytes

Mark Fahey, Elizabeth Mitton, Emily Muth, Ann K. Rosenthal
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080528

The Efficacy and Safety of Milnacipran for Treatment of Fibromyalgia. A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial

Philip J. Mease, Daniel J. Clauw, R. Michael Gendreau, Srinivas G. Rao, Jay Kranzler, Wei Chen, Robert H. Palmer
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080734

Effectiveness of Specific Neck Stabilization Exercises or a General Neck Exercise Program for Chronic Neck Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Cathrin Griffiths, Krysia Dziedzic, Jackie Waterfield, Julius Sim
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080376

Access to Pediatric Rheumatology Subspecialty Care in British Columbia, Canada

Natalie J. Shiff, Reem Abdwani, David A. Cabral, Kristin M. Houghton, Peter N. Malleson, Ross E. Petty, Victor M. Espinosa, Lori B. Tucker
First Release December 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080514

December 1, 2008

Cost-Effectiveness of Sequential Therapy with Tumor Necrosis Factor Antagonists in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

Andrew Davies, Mary A. Cifaldi, Oscar G. Segurado, Michael H. Weisman
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080257

Proposed Metrics for the Determination of Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcome and Treatment Success and Failure

Frederick Wolfe, Kaleb Michaud
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080591

Self-report Functioning According to the ICF Model in Elderly Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and in Population Controls Using the Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire

Arja Häkkinen, Marja Arkela-Kautiainen, Tuulikki Sokka, Pekka Hannonen, Hannu Kautiainen
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080027

Use of Pharmacogenetics, Enzymatic Phenotyping, and Metabolite Monitoring To Guide Treatment with Azathioprine in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Anca D. Askanase, Daniel J. Wallace, Michael H. Weisman, Chung-E Tseng, Lana Bernstein, H. Michael Belmont, Ernest Seidman, Mariko Ishimori, Peter M. Izmirly, Jill P. Buyon
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.070968

Current Therapies for Lupus Nephritis in an Ethnically Heterogeneous Cohort

Tania L. Rivera, H. Michael Belmont, Seema Malani, Melissa Latorre, Lauri Benton, Joseph Weisstuch, Laura Barisoni, Chung-E Tseng, Peter M. Izmirly, Jill P. Buyon, Anca D. Askanase
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080335

Evaluation of Heart Rhythm Variability and Arrhythmia in Children with Systemic and Localized Scleroderma

Jacek Wozniak, Rafal Dabrowski, Dariusz Luczak, Malgorzata Kwiatkowska, Elzbieta Musiej-Nowakowska, Ilona Kowalik, Hanna Szwed
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080021

Shifting Our Thinking About Uncommon Disease Trials: The Case of Methotrexate in Scleroderma

Sindhu R. Johnson, Brian M. Feldman, Janet E. Pope, George A. Tomlinson
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.071169

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Pharmacological Stress Perfusion and Delayed Enhancement in Asymptomatic Patients with Systemic Sclerosis

Hitomi Kobayashi, Isamu Yokoe, Masaharu Hirano, Tetsuya Nakamura, Yasuo Nakajima, Kevin R. Fontaine, Jon T. Giles, Yasuyuki Kobayashi
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080377

Association of Interleukin 23 Receptor Variants with Psoriatic Arthritis

Proton Rahman, Robert D. Inman, Walter P. Maksymowych, Jeff P. Reeve, Lynette Peddle, Dafna D. Gladman
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080458

Fertility and Reproduction in Male Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis Treated with Infliximab

Sophia Paschou, Paraskevi V. Voulgari, Ileana G. Vrabie, Ioanna G. Saougou, Alexandros A. Drosos
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080554

The HLA-B27 Transgenic Rat, a Model of Spondyloarthritis, Has Decreased Bone Mineral Density and Increased RANKL to Osteoprotegerin mRNA Ratio

Martina Rauner, Daniela Stupphann, Martin Haas, Ingrid Fert, Simon Glatigny, Wolfgang Sipos, Maxime Breban, Peter Pietschmann
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080475

C-Reactive Protein Gene Polymorphisms in Biopsy-proven Giant Cell Arteritis from Northwestern Spain

Rogelio Palomino-Morales, Tomas R. Vazquez-Rodriguez, Jose A. Miranda-Filloy, Javier Martin, Miguel A. Gonzalez-Gay
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080707

Association of Fcγ Receptor Polymorphisms with Adult Onset Still's Disease in Korea

Jin-Hyun Woo, Yoon-Kyoung Sung, Jin-Sook Lee, Won Tae Chung, Jung-Yoon Choe, Gwan Gyu Song, Dae-Hyun Yoo
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.071254

The Mid-Range of the Adjusted Level of Ferritin Can Predict the Chronic Course in Patients with Adult Onset Still's Disease

Sang-Won Lee, Yong-Beom Park, Jung-Soo Song, Soo-Kon Lee
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080537

Telomerase Transduced Osteoarthritis Fibroblast-Like Synoviocytes Display a Distinct Gene Expression Profile

Yubo Sun, David R. Mauerhan, Gary S. Firestein, Bryan J. Loeffler, Edward N. Hanley, Helen E. Gruber
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080505

Accuracy of the Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia by Family Physicians: Is the Pendulum Shifting?

Elena Shleyfer, Alan Jotkowitz, Anatte Karmon, Roman Nevzorov, Hagit Cohen, Dan Buskila
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080468

Persistent Elevation of Fibrin D-Dimer Predicts Longterm Outcome in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Bradley J. Bloom, Anthony J. Alario, Laurie C. Miller
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.070600

Epidemiologic Considerations in Unexplained Pediatric Arthralgia: The Role of Season, School, and Stress

J. Dayre McNally, Loren A. Matheson, Alan M. Rosenberg
First Release December 1, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080358

November 15, 2008

The Role of Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sharmayne R.E. Brady, Barbora de Courten, Christopher M. Reid, Flavia M. Cicuttini, Maximilian P.J. de Courten, Danny Liew
First Release November 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080404

Cost-Effectiveness of Sequential Therapy with Tumor Necrosis Factor Antagonists in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

Andrew Davies, Mary A. Cifaldi, Oscar G. Segurado, Michael H. Weisman
First Release November 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080257

Thrombosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Other Autoimmune Diseases of Recent Onset

Juanita Romero-Díaz, Icellini García-Sosa, Jorge Sánchez-Guerrero
First Release November 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.071244

Demographic and Clinical Factors Associated with Physician Service Use in Systemic Sclerosis

Sasha Bernatsky, Pantelis Panopolis, Marie Hudson, Janet Pope, Sharon LeClercq, David Robinson, Niall Jones, Janet Markland, Maysan Abu-Hakima, Jean-Pierre Mathieu, Peter Docherty, Nader Khalidi, Evelyn Sutton, Murray Baron, the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group
First Release November 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080623

Limited Utility of Rapamycin in Severe, Refractory Wegener’s Granulomatosis

Curry L. Koening, José Hernández-Rodríguez, Eamonn S. Molloy, Tiffany M. Clark, Gary S. Hoffman
First Release November 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080664

Serum Uric Acid Is Associated with Carotid Plaques: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Heart Study

Tuhina Neogi, R. Curtis Ellison, Steven Hunt, Robert Terkeltaub, David T. Felson, Yuqing Zhang
First Release November 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080646

Is Diabetes Associated with Shoulder Pain or Stiffness? Results from a Population Based Study

Antonia Cole, Tiffany K. Gill, E. Michael Shanahan, Patrick Phillips, Anne W. Taylor, Catherine L. Hill
First Release November 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080349

A Prospective Study Comparing Celecoxib with Naproxen in Children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ivan Foeldvari, Ilona S. Szer, Lawrence S. Zemel, Daniel J. Lovell, Edward H. Giannini, Jeffery L. Robbins, Christine R. West, Gina Steidle, Sriram Krishnaswami, Bradley J. Bloom
First Release November 15, 2008; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080073

November 1, 2008

Association Between Interleukin 1 Polymorphisms and Rheumatoid Arthritis Susceptibility: A Metaanalysis

Young Ho Lee, Jong Dae Ji, Gwan Gyu Song
First Release November 1, 2008

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Features in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Their Effect on Overall Mortality

Murat Icen, Paulo J. Nicola, Hilal Maradit-Kremers, Cynthia S. Crowson, Terry M. Therneau, Eric L. Matteson, Sherine E. Gabriel
First Release November 1, 2008

Changes in the Incidence of Endstage Renal Disease Due to Lupus Nephritis in the United States, 1996-2004

Michael M. Ward
First Release November 1, 2008

Cost Comparison Between Mycophenolate Mofetil and Cyclophosphamide-Azathioprine in the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis

Kai Chung Tse, Colin S.O. Tang, Man Fai Lam, Desmond Y.H. Yap, Tak Mao Chan
First Release November 1, 2008

Fibromyalgia, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), and Evaluation of SLE Activity

Frederick Wolfe, Michelle Petri, Graciela S. Alarcón, John Goldman, Eliza F. Chakravarty, Robert S. Katz, Elizabeth W. Karlson
First Release November 1, 2008

Patient-Oriented Methotrexate Information Sites on the Internet: A Review of Completeness, Accuracy, Format, Reliability, Credibility, and Readability

Andrew E. Thompson, Sara L. Graydon
First Release November 1, 2008

October 15, 2008

Elevated Serum Concentrations of Polymorphonuclear Neutrophilic Leukocyte Elastase in Systemic Sclerosis: Association with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Toshihide Hara, Fumihide Ogawa, Koichi Yanaba, Yohei Iwata, Eiji Muroi, Kazuhiro Komura, Motoi Takenaka, Kazuhiro Shimizu, Minoru Hasegawa, Manabu Fujimoto, Shinichi Sato
First Release October 15, 2008

October 1, 2008

Development and Testing of Reduced Joint Counts in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Anna Bazso, Alessandro Consolaro, Nicolino Ruperto, Angela Pistorio, Stefania Viola, Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Clara Malattia, Antonella Buoncompagni, Anna Loy, Alberto Martini, Angelo Ravelli, for the Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization
First Release October 1, 2008




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