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  1. Content type: Research article

    With modern treatments, the effect of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) on growth may be less than previously reported. Our objective was to describe height, weight and body mass index (BMI) development in a...

    Authors: Jaime Guzman, Tristan Kerr, Leanne M. Ward, Jinhui Ma, Kiem Oen, Alan M. Rosenberg, Brian M. Feldman, Gilles Boire, Kristin Houghton, Paul Dancey, Rosie Scuccimarri, Alessandra Bruns, Adam M. Huber, Karen Watanabe Duffy, Natalie J. Shiff, Roberta A. Berard…

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:68

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  2. Content type: Case Report

    Loss-of-function CECR1 mutations cause polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) with childhood onset, an autoinflammatory disorder without significant signs of autoimmunity. Herein we describe the unusual presentation of an au...

    Authors: Andrea Skrabl-Baumgartner, Barbara Plecko, Wolfgang M. Schmidt, Nadja König, Michael Hershfield, Ursula Gruber-Sedlmayr and Min Ae Lee-Kirsch

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:67

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) varies around the world. Our aim was to investigate the incidence and predictors of uveitis in a Nordic population-based cohort.

    Authors: Ellen Nordal, Veronika Rypdal, Terje Christoffersen, Kristiina Aalto, Lillemor Berntson, Anders Fasth, Troels Herlin, Susan Nielsen, Suvi Peltoniemi, Bjørn Straume, Marek Zak and Marite Rygg

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:66

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  4. Content type: Research article

    BoneXpert is an automated method to calculate bone maturation and bone health index (BHI) in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Cartilage thickness can also be seen as an indicator for bone hea...

    Authors: Marinka Twilt, Dan Pradsgaard, Anne Helene Spannow, Arne Horlyck, Carsten Heuck and Troels Herlin

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:63

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Seasonal influenza virus vaccination should be considered in all pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases. Few studies have addressed influenza vaccination safety and efficacy in this group. We aim to prospe...

    Authors: M. S. Camacho-Lovillo, A. Bulnes-Ramos, W. Goycochea-Valdivia, L. Fernández-Silveira, E. Núñez-Cuadros, O. Neth and P. Pérez-Romero

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:62

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Because pediatric antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis is rare, management generally relies on adult data. We assessed treatment practices, uptake of existing clinical assessment tools, an...

    Authors: Clara Westwell-Roper, Joanna M. Lubieniecka, Kelly L. Brown, Kimberly A. Morishita, Cherry Mammen, Linda Wagner-Weiner, Eric Yen, Suzanne C. Li, Kathleen M. O’Neil, Sivia K. Lapidus, Paul Brogan, Rolando Cimaz and David A. Cabral

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:61

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Chronic health conditions in children can have a significant impact on their quality of life. The aim of this study was to explore the subjective experience of children and young people being treated for chron...

    Authors: Ethan S. Sen, Michelle J. Morgan, Rachael MacLeod, Helen Strike, Ann Hinchcliffe, Andrew D. Dick, Brinda Muthusamy and Athimalaipet V. Ramanan

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:58

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Pediatric autoinflammatory diseases are rare and still poorly understood conditions resulting from defective genetic control of innate immune system, inter alia from anomalies of NOD2 gene. The product of this...

    Authors: Magdalena Dziedzic, Agata Marjańska, Katarzyna Bąbol-Pokora, Anna Urbańczyk, Elżbieta Grześk, Wojciech Młynarski and Sylwia Kołtan

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:57

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CNO) is a multifocal autoinflammatory disease that often impairs daily life in children. This study aimed to investigate the bone metabolic and inflammatory characteristics ...

    Authors: Yurika Ata, Yutaka Inaba, Hyonmin Choe, Naomi Kobayashi, Jiro Machida, Naoyuki Nakamura and Tomoyuki Saito

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:56

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The United States pediatric rheumatology workforce is committed to a mission of providing children access to pediatric rheumatology care. With a limited number and distribution of pediatric rheumatologists, te...

    Authors: Danielle R. Bullock, Richard K. Vehe, Lei Zhang and Colleen K. Correll

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:55

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The involvement of people of all ages including young people in research is now widely advocated but prioritisation of research topics is still driven largely by professional agendas. Evidence from adult liter...

    Authors: Suzanne Parsons, Wendy Thomson, Katharine Cresswell, Bella Starling and Janet E McDonagh

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:53

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:51

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:50

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:48

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  15. Content type: Meeting abstracts

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15(Suppl 1):43

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

  16. Content type: Meeting abstracts

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15(Suppl 1):44

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

  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:47

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:45

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  19. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:39

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  20. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:40

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Damjana Ključevšek, Nina Emeršič, Nataša Toplak and Tadej Avčin

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:38

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Existing data on associations between maternal and early childhood exposures and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) risk is scant and inconsistent with previous studies showing potential role for prematurity,...

    Authors: Samantha W. Bell, Susan Shenoi, J. Lee Nelson, Parveen Bhatti and Beth A. Mueller

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:36

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  23. Content type: Review

    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 ...

    Authors: Krzysztof Orczyk, Joanna Świdrowska-Jaros and Elżbieta Smolewska

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:35

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  24. Content type: Short report

    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)...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:34

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  25. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:33

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  26. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:32

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  27. Content type: Research article

    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.

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:31

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  28. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:30

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Delayed diagnosis of childhood Takayasu arteritis (TA) is common due to its atypical symptoms. The objective of the present study was to summarize the clinical features of childhood TA to raise awareness and i...

    Authors: Ye Feng, Xuemei Tang, Mingyue Liu, Juan Zhou, Xiaodong Zhao and Qiu Li

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:29

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  30. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Giovanni Filocamo, Sofia Torreggiani, Carlo Agostoni and Susanna Esposito

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:28

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Although it is common clinical practice to treat children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) with functional appliances, the scientific evidence for this is limited. The aim of this study was to study th...

    Authors: Julia von Bremen, Kernt Köhler, Krystyna Siudak, Daniel Zahner and Sabine Ruf

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:27

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  32. Content type: Research article

    This study investigates gender differences in self-reports and between parent and child reports in Health-related Quality of Life (HRQOL), measured with disease-specific and generic instruments for chronic dis...

    Authors: Veronica Lundberg and Catharina Eriksson

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:26

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The course of JDM has improved substantially over the last 70 years with early and aggressive treatments. Yet it remains difficult to detect disease flares as symptoms may be mild; signs of rash and muscle wea...

    Authors: Rabheh Abdul-Aziz, Chack-Yung Yu, Brent Adler, Sharon Bout-Tabaku, Katherine E. Lintner, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel and Charles H. Spencer

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:25

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  34. Content type: Regular article

    To assess the feasibility of studying the comparative effectiveness of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) consensus treatment plans (CTPs) for systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthr...

    Authors: Yukiko Kimura, Sriharsha Grevich, Timothy Beukelman, Esi Morgan, Peter A. Nigrovic, Kelly Mieszkalski, T Brent Graham, Maria Ibarra, Norman Ilowite, Marisa Klein-Gitelman, Karen Onel, Sampath Prahalad, Marilynn Punaro, Sarah Ringold, Dana Toib, Heather Van Mater…

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:23

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) definition for a ‘positive’ Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for sacroiliitis is well studied and validated in adults, but studies about the val...

    Authors: Nele Herregods, Joke Dehoorne, Filip Van den Bosch, Jacob Lester Jaremko, Joke Van Vlaenderen, Rik Joos, Xenofon Baraliakos, Gaëlle Varkas, Koenraad Verstraete, Dirk Elewaut and Lennart Jans

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:24

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There are few studies on radiographic outcome after long-term disease duration in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). We wanted to evaluate 29-year radiographic outcome in hands/wrists and predictors of damag...

    Authors: Anne M. Selvaag, Eva Kirkhus, Lena Törnqvist, Vibke Lilleby, Hanne A. Aulie and Berit Flatø

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:20

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study were to: (a) Identify tendon sheaths most commonly treated with steroid injections in a pediatric patient population with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA); (b) Describe technical aspe...

    Authors: Shannon E. Peters, Ronald M. Laxer, Bairbre L. Connolly and Dimitri A. Parra

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:22

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  38. Content type: Regular article

    BK virus (BKV) is a ubiquitous polyoma virus that lies dormant in the genitourinary tract once acquired in early childhood. In states of cellular immunodeficiency, the virus can reactivate to cause hemorrhagic...

    Authors: Nirupama Gupta, Cuong Q. Nguyen, Renee F. Modica, Melissa E. Elder and Eduardo H. Garin

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:21

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Systemic autoinflammatory diseases (SAIDs) represent a growing number of monogenic, polygenic or multifactorial disorders that are often difficult to diagnose.

    Authors: Helmut Wittkowski, Claas Hinze, Sigrid Häfner-Harms, Vinzenz Oji, Katja Masjosthusmann, Martina Monninger, Ulrike Grenzebach and Dirk Foell

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:19

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  40. Content type: Review

    Most outcome studies of rheumatic diseases report outcomes ascertained on a single occasion. While single assessments are sufficient for terminal or irreversible outcomes, they may not be sufficiently informat...

    Authors: Lily Siok Hoon Lim, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Rahim Moineddin, Dafna D Gladman, Earl D Silverman and Brian M Feldman

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:18

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  41. Content type: Short report

    Inflammatory bowel disease can develop in the context of some rheumatic diseases in childhood, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is frequently associated with othe...

    Authors: Boris Hügle, Fabian Speth and Johannes-Peter Haas

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:16

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