Familial risk of Sjögren's syndrome and co-aggregation of autoimmune diseases in affected families: A nationwide population study. The risk of Sjögren's syndrome and other autoimmune diseases is increased in relatives of people with Sjögren's syndrome, and family factors explain half the phenotypic variance of the disease. PubMed, Arthritis Rheumatol, 05/04/2015. (Also see Sjögrens Research)
Salivary Gland Ultrasonography (US) as a Diagnostic Tool for Secondary Sjögren Syndrome (sSS) in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Salivary gland US may aid the diagnosis of sSS in patients with RA. PubMed, J Rheumatol, 05/01/2015. (Also see Diagnosis of Sjögrens and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Overlap)
Biomarkers for rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. Biomarkers are required to enable earlier diagnosis and predict prognosis in both rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. PubMed, Clin Immunol, 04/28/2015. (Also see Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis)
Lifestyle habits and fatigue among people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and matched population controls. Fatigue is common, but not a general feature of SLE and is associated with depression, anxiety, low health-related quality of life and less physical exercise. PubMed, Lupus, 02/18/2015. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Lupus)
Second-to-fourth Digit Ratio in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). The study suggests that patients with SLE have experienced high prenatal testosterone and low prenatal estrogen. PubMed, J Rheumatol, 2015 May;42(5):826-8. (Also see Research on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
Correlation between systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) detected by different methods. This data confirmed that the human CMV infection was related to the development of SLE. PubMed, Clin Rheumatol, 2015 Apr;34(4):691-8. (Also see Causes of Lupus)
Current approaches to osteoporosis treatment. Substantial progress has been made in the past several years in the understanding and modification of osteoporosis management. PubMed, Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2015 May;27(3):216-24. (Also see Osteoporosis)
The role of sleep in pain and fibromyalgia. Mechanistically, sleep deprivation impairs descending pain-inhibition pathways that are important in controlling and coping with pain. PubMed, Nat Rev Rheumatol, 04/28/2015. (Also see Fibromyalgia)
Is articular pain in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) correlated with ultrasound power Doppler (PD) findings? Intra-articular PD was not correlated with pain symptoms patients with RA. PubMed, Clin Rheumatol, 05/09/2015. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Role of colonoscopy in the diagnostic work-up of bowel endometriosis. Being an invasive procedure, colonoscopy should not be routinely performed in the diagnostic work-up of bowel endometriosis. PubMed, World J Gastroenterol, 2015 Apr 28;21(16):4997-5001. (Also see Endometriosis)
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