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  1. Research article

    Spectrum of paediatric rheumatic diseases in Nigeria

    Paediatric rheumatology service in Sub-Sahara African is virtually not available as there is a shortage of paediatric rheumatologists and other rheumatology health professionals. We aim to describe the clinica...

    Babatunde Hakeem Olaosebikan, Olufemi Oladipo Adelowo, Barakat Adeola Animashaun and Richard Oluyinka Akintayo

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:7

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  2. Research article

    Endothelial function in children with a history of henoch schonlein purpura

    Although Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is the most common form of systemic vasculitis in children, the long term effect of HSP on endothelial function is still not clear. The aim of our study was to evaluate ...

    Yonatan Butbul Aviel, Lotem Dafna, Giora Pilar and Riva Brik

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:3

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  3. Research article

    The spectrum of rheumatic in-patient diagnoses at a pediatric hospital in Kenya

    Pediatric rheumatic diseases are chronic illnesses that can cause considerable disease burden to children and their families. There is limited epidemiologic data on these diseases in East Africa. The aim of th...

    Angela Migowa, Inés Colmegna, Carol Hitchon, Eugene Were, Evelyn Ng’ang’a, Thomas Ngwiri, John Wachira, Sasha Bernatsky and Rosie Scuccimarri

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:4

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  4. Research article

    Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance consensus clinical treatment plans for juvenile dermatomyositis with skin predominant disease

    Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is the most common form of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies in children. A subset of children have the rash of JDM without significant weakness, and the optimal treatments ...

    Susan Kim, Philip Kahn, Angela B. Robinson, Bianca Lang, Andrew Shulman, Edward. J. Oberle, Kenneth Schikler, Megan Lea Curran, Lilliana Barillas-Arias, Charles H. Spencer, Lisa G. Rider and Adam M. Huber

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:1

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  5. Research article

    Disease status, reasons for discontinuation and adverse events in 1038 Italian children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis treated with etanercept

    Data from routine clinical practice are needed to further define the efficacy and safety of biologic medications in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The aim of this analysis was to investigat...

    Sara Verazza, Sergio Davì, Alessandro Consolaro, Francesca Bovis, Antonella Insalaco, Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Rebecca Nicolai, Denise Pires Marafon, Fabrizio De Benedetti, Valeria Gerloni, Irene Pontikaki, Francesca Rovelli, Rolando Cimaz, Achille Marino, Francesco Zulian, Giorgia Martini…

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:68

    Published on: 20 December 2016

  6. Research article

    Evidence-based decision support for pediatric rheumatology reduces diagnostic errors

    The number of trained specialists world-wide is insufficient to serve all children with pediatric rheumatologic disorders, even in the countries with robust medical resources. We evaluated the potential of dia...

    Michael M. Segal, Balu Athreya, Mary Beth F. Son, Irit Tirosh, Jonathan S. Hausmann, Elizabeth Y. N. Ang, David Zurakowski, Lynn K. Feldman and Robert P. Sundel

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:67

    Published on: 13 December 2016

  7. Research article

    Fatigue in patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: relationship to perceived health, physical health, self-efficacy, and participation

    Fatigue is common in patients with JIA and affects daily life negatively. We assessed the presence and severity of fatigue in patients with JIA, including factors presumed associated with fatigue (e.g., diseas...

    Wineke Armbrust, Otto H. T. M. Lelieveld, Jolanda Tuinstra, Nico M. Wulffraat, G. J. F. Joyce Bos, Jeannette Cappon, Marion A. J. van Rossum, Pieter J. J. Sauer and Mariët Hagedoorn

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:65

    Published on: 6 December 2016

  8. Research article

    Monitoring change in volume of calcifications in juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathy: a pilot study using low dose computed tomography

    Dystrophic calcifications may occur in patients with J uvenile Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy (JIIM) as well as other connective tissue and metabolic diseases, but a reliable method of measuring the volume o...

    Maria Ibarra, Cynthia Rigsby, Gabrielle A. Morgan, Christina L. Sammet, Chiang-Ching Huang, Dong Xu, Ira N. Targoff and Lauren M. Pachman

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:64

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  9. Case Report

    Juvenile arthritis caused by a novel FAMIN (LACC1) mutation in two children with systemic and extended oligoarticular course

    The pathophysiological origin of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is largely unknown. However, individuals with presumably pathogenic mutations in FAMIN have been reported, associating this gene with a rare su...

    Tilmann Kallinich, Anne Thorwarth, Sae-Lim von Stuckrad, Angela Rösen-Wolff, Hella Luksch, Patrick Hundsdoerfer, Kirsten Minden and Peter Krawitz

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:63

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  10. Research article

    Assessment of left atrial mechanical functions and atrial electromechanical delay in Juvenile idiopathic arthritis by tissue Doppler echocardiography

    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a systemic chronic inflammatory disease. Studies using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) for the evaluation of cardiac functions of children with JIA are limited. Thus, this s...

    Azza Z. El Eraky, Nesrin M. Handoka, Mona Sayed Ghaly, Samah Ismail Nasef, Nahed A. Eldahshan, Ahmed M. Ibrahim and Sherein Shalaby

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:62

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  11. Research article

    Lipoprotein cholesterol fractions are related to markers of inflammation in children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a cross sectional study

    The purpose of the study is to determine levels of total cholesterol (TC), low-density, and high-density lipoprotein fractions of cholesterol (LDLc and HDLc), in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JI...

    Anna-Helene Bohr, Freddy Karup Pedersen, Claus Henrik Nielsen and Klaus Gottlob Müller

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:61

    Published on: 11 November 2016

  12. Case Report

    Sarcoidosis presenting as granulomatous myositis in a 16-year-old adolescent

    Sarcoidosis is a multi-system disease characterized by the presence of non-caseating epithelioid granulomas in affected tissues, including skeletal muscle. These organized collections of immune cells have impo...

    Amir B. Orandi, Eric Eutsler, Cole Ferguson, Andrew J. White and Maleewan Kitcharoensakkul

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:59

    Published on: 10 November 2016

  13. Research article

    “Sometimes I feel like a pharmacist”: identity and medication use among adolescents with juvenile arthritis

    Taking medicines as intended is difficult for everybody, but young people going through adolescence have greater problems than adults and younger children. One of the most important things that happen during t...

    J. E. McDonagh, K. L. Shaw, J. Prescott, F. J. Smith, R. Roberts and N. J. Gray

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:57

    Published on: 19 October 2016

  14. Short Report

    Arterial dissection in childhood Takayasu Arteritis: not as rare as thought

    Arterial vessel wall dissection is a rare, life-threatening and rarely described complication in childhood Takayasu Arteritis (cTA). Prevalence and risk factors for arterial dissection in cTA are unknown. We s...

    Florence A. Aeschlimann, Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Susanne M. Benseler, Ronald M. Laxer, Diane Hebert and Rae S.M. Yeung

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:56

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  15. Review

    The human microbiome and juvenile idiopathic arthritis

    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common rheumatic disease in childhood. The pathogenesis of JIA is thought to be the result of a combination of host genetic and environmental triggers. However, ...

    Anouk Verwoerd, Nienke M. Ter Haar, Sytze de Roock, Sebastiaan J. Vastert and Debby Bogaert

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:55

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  16. Research article

    Parents’ information needs and influential factors when making decisions about TNF-α inhibitors

    Parents struggle when making treatment decisions for children with arthritis or other chronic conditions. Understanding their decision-making process is an essential step towards improving the decision-making ...

    Ellen A. Lipstein, Daniel J. Lovell, Lee A. Denson, Sandra C. Kim, Charles Spencer and Maria T. Britto

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:53

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  17. Case Report

    Treatment with high-dose recombinant human hyaluronidase-facilitated subcutaneous immune globulins in patients with juvenile dermatomyositis who are intolerant to intravenous immune globulins: a report of 5 cases

    High-dose intravenous immune globulins (IVIg) are frequently used in refractory juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) but are often poorly tolerated. High-dose recombinant human hyaluronidase-facilitated subcutaneous...

    Fabian Speth, Johannes-Peter Haas and Claas H. Hinze

    Pediatric Rheumatology 2016 14:52

    Published on: 13 September 2016

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