British journal of rheumatology

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ISSN : 0263-7103
Published by: Oxford University Press (OUP) (10.1093)
Total articles ≅ 554
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K Eberhardt, E Fex
British journal of rheumatology, Volume 37, pp 1324-1329; https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/37.12.1324

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To investigate the clinical course in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients followed prospectively, to relate course to outcome after 5 yr, and to try to identify prognostic features.
, , C C Wright
British journal of rheumatology, Volume 37, pp 1315-1319; https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/37.12.1315

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A previous UK evaluation of the Arthritis Self-Management Programme (ASMP) demonstrated 4 month improvements in physical and psychological well-being including increased arthritis self-efficacy and increased use of self-management behaviours such as cognitive symptom management, and reductions in pain, fatigue and anxiety. The purpose of this study was to determine whether these effects were maintained at 12 month follow-up.
C G Li, I Reynolds, J M Ponting, P J Holt, , S Kumar
British journal of rheumatology, Volume 37, pp 1303-1306; https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/37.12.1303

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Necrotizing vasculitis and granuloma formation are the predominant features of Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). We have investigated the importance of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in monitoring disease activity in WG.
O Mäki-Ikola, M Nissilä, K Lehtinen, K Granfors
British journal of rheumatology, Volume 37, pp 1299-1302; https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/37.12.1299

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possible predominance of certain Klebsiella pneumoniae capsular types in the pathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: The prevalence of IgA class antibodies against three different K. pneumoniae strains (with capsular types 21, 30 and 43) was studied in the sera of 177 patients with AS and of 100 healthy blood donors using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTS: The median Klebsiella-specific antibody levels were always higher in patients than in controls regardless of the serotype used as antigen. When the prevalence of increased antibody levels was compared between the groups, it was highest against the strain with capsular type 30, whereas against strains 21 and 43 it was similar among patients and controls. CONCLUSIONS: A broad range of Klebsiella serotypes may be involved in the pathogenesis of AS. Thus, it is important to take the different Klebsiella serotypes into particular account in these studies.
P Hannonen, K Malminiemi, U Yli-Kerttula, R Isomeri, P Roponen
British journal of rheumatology, Volume 37, pp 1279-1286; https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/37.12.1279

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To study the usefulness of moclobemide and amitriptyline in the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM) in females without psychiatric disorder.
, R Moots, L Guillevin
British journal of rheumatology, Volume 37, pp 1362-1363; https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/37.12.1362

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R Luqmani, R Moots, L Guillevin; Outcome in systemic vasculitis., Rheumatology, Volume 37, Issue 12, 1 December 1998, Pages 1362–1363, https://doi.org/10.1093/
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