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  1. Research article

    Predictors of the response to etanercept in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis without systemic manifestations within 12 months: results of an open-label, prospective study conducted at the National Scientific and Practical Center of Children's Health, Russia

    The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of etanercept treatment and to identify predictors of response to therapy within 12 months in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) without sys...

    Ekaterina I. Alexeeva, Leyla S. Namazova-Baranova, Tatyana M. Bzarova, Saniya I. Valieva, Rina V. Denisova, Tatyana V. Sleptsova, Kseniya B. Isaeva, Alexandra M. Chomahidze, Nikolay I. Taibulatov, Anna N. Fetisova, Anna V. Karaseva and Alexandr A. Baranov

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:51

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Biologic therapies for refractory juvenile dermatomyositis: five years of experience of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance in North America

    The prognosis of children with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) has improved remarkably since the 1960’s with the use of corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy. Yet there remain a minority of children who ...

    CH Spencer, K Rouster-Stevens, H Gewanter, G Syverson, R Modica, K Schmidt, H Emery, C Wallace, S Grevich, K Nanda, YD Zhao, S Shenoi, S Tarvin, S Hong, C Lindsley, JE Weiss…

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:50

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Design and implementation of a decision aid for juvenile idiopathic arthritis medication choices

    Randomized trials have demonstrated the efficacy of patient decision aids to facilitate shared decision making in clinical situations with multiple medically reasonable options for treatment. However, little i...

    William B. Brinkman, Ellen A. Lipstein, Janalee Taylor, Pamela J. Schoettker, Katherine Naylor, Karla Jones, Sheetal S. Vora, Catherine C. Mims, Elizabeth Roth-Wojcicki, Beth Gottlieb, Nancy Griffin, Carole Lannon and Esi Morgan

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:48

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Challenges in transitioning adolescents and young adults with rheumatologic diseases to adult Care in a Developing Country - the Brazilian experience

    Transition guidelines and recommendations for developing countries are limited and best transition practices in young patients with chronic medical conditions have been poorly examined. This study evaluates tr...

    Catherine Gusman Anelli, Ana Luiza Mendes Amorim, Fabiane Mitie Osaku, Maria Teresa Terreri, Claudio Arnaldo Len and Andreas Reiff

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:47

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  5. Meeting abstracts

    Proceedings of the 23rd Paediatric Rheumatology European Society Congress: part two

    Olga Lomakina, Ekaterina Alekseeva, Sania Valieva, Tatiana Bzarova, Irina Nikishina, Elena Zholobova, Svetlana Rodionovskaya, Maria Kaleda, Yasuo Nakagishi, Masaki Shimizu, Mao Mizuta, Akihiro Yachie, Yuko Sugita, Nami Okamoto, Kousuke Shabana, Takuji Murata…

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15(Suppl 1):44

    Published on: 30 May 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  6. Meeting abstracts

    Proceedings of the 23rd Paediatric Rheumatology European Society Congress: part three

    Riccardo Papa, Alessandro Consolaro, Francesca Minoia, Roberta Caorsi, Gianmichele Magnano, Marco Gattorno, Angelo Ravelli, Paolo Picco, Roberto Pillon, Denise Pires Marafon, Lidia Meli, Claudia Bracaglia, Andrea Taddio, Fabrizio De Benedetti, Enes Turan, Sara Sebnem Kilic…

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15(Suppl 1):43

    Published on: 30 May 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  7. Research article

    Education and employment in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis – a standardized comparison to the German general population

    Although several studies show that JIA-patients have significantly lower employment rates than the general population, the research on educational and occupational attainments in patients with juvenile idiopat...

    Jenny Schlichtiger, Johannes-Peter Haas, Swaantje Barth, Betty Bisdorff, Lisa Hager, Hartmut Michels, Boris Hügle and Katja Radon

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:45

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  8. Review

    Harnessing interactive technologies to improve health outcomes in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

    Children and adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) typically have reduced physical activity level and impaired aerobic and anaerobic exercise capacity when compared to their non-JIA counterparts...

    Andrea Coda, Dean Sculley, Derek Santos, Xavier Girones, Lucie Brosseau, Derek R. Smith, Joshua Burns, Keith Rome, Jane Munro and Davinder Singh-Grewal

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:40

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  9. Case report

    Simultaneous development of Kawasaki disease following acute human adenovirus infection in monozygotic twins: A case report

    The etiology of Kawasaki disease (KD) remains unknown. However, many studies have suggested that specific genetic factors and/or some infectious agents underlie the onset of KD. Previous studies have suggested...

    Sayaka Fukuda, Shuichi Ito, Maya Fujiwara, Jun Abe, Nozomu Hanaoka, Tsuguto Fujimoto and Hiroshi Katsumori

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:39

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Clinical and MRI outcome of cervical spine lesions in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis treated with anti-TNFα drugs early in disease course

    The purpose of the study was to evaluate the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcome of cervical spine arthritis in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), who received anti-TNFα early...

    Damjana Ključevšek, Nina Emeršič, Nataša Toplak and Tadej Avčin

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:38

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  11. Review

    When a patient suspected with juvenile idiopathic arthritis turns out to be diagnosed with an infectious disease – a review of Lyme arthritis in children

    The Lyme arthritis is a common manifestation of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete. Despite its infectious background, the inflammation clinically and histopatologically resembles juvenile idiopathic ...

    Krzysztof Orczyk, Joanna Świdrowska-Jaros and Elżbieta Smolewska

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:35

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  12. Short report

    Arterial stiffness by oscillometric device and telomere lenght in juvenile idiopathic artrhitis with no cardiovascular risk factors: a cross-sectional study

    Advances in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) treatment is promoting free disease survival. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) may emerge as an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Pulse wave velocity (PWV)...

    Maria Mercedes Picarelli, Luiz Cláudio Danzmann, Lucas Kich Grun, Nevton Teixeira Rosa Júnior, Patrícia Lavandovsky, Fátima Theresinha Costa Rodrigues Guma, Renato T. Stein, Florência Barbé-Tuana and Marcus Herbert Jones

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:34

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Observational study of Interleukin-21 (IL-21) does not distinguish Kawasaki disease from other causes of fever in children

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is a febrile childhood vasculitis of unknown etiology. The diagnosis is highly concerning as over a quarter of children who fail to receive timely treatment with intravenous immunoglobuli...

    Rachel Engelberg, Meghan Martin, Brian H. Wrotniak and Mark Daniel Hicar

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:32

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  14. Review

    Intestinal Behçet and Crohn’s disease: two sides of the same coin

    Behçet’s disease (BD) and Crohn’s disease (CD) are chronic immune-mediated, inflammatory disorders affecting many different systems (joints, skin, eyes, gastrointestinal and biliary tracts). Both disorders hav...

    Simona Valenti, Romina Gallizzi, Dominique De Vivo and Claudio Romano

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:33

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  15. Research article

    A survey of national and multi-national registries and cohort studies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: challenges and opportunities

    To characterize the existing national and multi-national registries and cohort studies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and identify differences as well as areas of potential future collaboration.

    Timothy Beukelman, Janneke Anink, Lillemor Berntson, Ciaran Duffy, Justine A. Ellis, Mia Glerup, Jaime Guzman, Gerd Horneff, Lianne Kearsley-Fleet, Ariane Klein, Jens Klotsche, Bo Magnusson, Kirsten Minden, Jane E. Munro, Martina Niewerth, Ellen Nordal…

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:31

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  16. Research article

    The new Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) registry: design, rationale, and characteristics of patients enrolled in the first 12 months

    Herein we describe the history, design, and rationale of the new Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry and present the characteristics of patients with juvenile idiopathic art...

    Timothy Beukelman, Yukiko Kimura, Norman T. Ilowite, Kelly Mieszkalski, Marc D. Natter, Grendel Burrell, Brian Best, Jason Jones and Laura E. Schanberg

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:30

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  17. Review

    Lung involvement in childhood onset granulomatosis with polyangiitis

    Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is an ANCA-associated systemic vasculitis with a low incidence in the pediatric population. Lung involvement is a common manifestation in children affected by granulomatosis wi...

    Giovanni Filocamo, Sofia Torreggiani, Carlo Agostoni and Susanna Esposito

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:28

    Published on: 14 April 2017

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