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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Meeting abstracts

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

  6. 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

    Content type: Meeting abstracts

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

  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Review

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  9. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Review

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  13. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  14. 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

    Content type: Review

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Review

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Regular article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Regular article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  29. 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

    Content type: Review

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  30. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  31. In children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis (HSPN), the degree of proteinuria has been proven to be not only a sign of kidney damage, but also an accelerator of kidney disease progression. Nephrotic pr...

    Authors: Dan Feng, Wen-Yan Huang, Sheng Hao, Xiao-Ling Niu, Ping Wang, Ying Wu and Guang-Hua Zhu

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:15

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a serious multisystem autoimmune disease, which is more aggressive in children and people of African descent. In South Africa, pediatric SLE (pSLE) patients are at high ri...

    Authors: Laura B. Lewandowski, Melissa H. Watt, Laura E. Schanberg, Nathan M. Thielman and Christiaan Scott

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:14

    Content type: Research article

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  33. To study the impact of psoriasis and features associated with psoriasis on classification and outcome in a population-based follow-up cohort of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

    Authors: Maria Ekelund, Kristiina Aalto, Anders Fasth, Troels Herlin, Susan Nielsen, Ellen Nordal, Suvi Peltoniemi, Marite Rygg, Marek Zak and Lillemor Berntson

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:13

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The aim of the study was to determine whether polymorphisms in toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) confer susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in a central south Chinese Han...

    Authors: Yan Wang, Lianghui Chen, Fang Li, Meihua Bao, Jie Zeng, Ju Xiang, Huaiqing Luo, Jianming Li and Liang Tang

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:12

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Combination therapy with prednisone or etanercept may induce earlier and/or more improvement in disease activity in Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drug (DMARD) naïve non-systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthriti...

    Authors: P. C. E. Hissink Muller, D. M. C. Brinkman, D. Schonenberg, Y. Koopman-Keemink, I. C. J. Brederije, W. P. Bekkering, T. W. Kuijpers, M. A. J. van Rossum, L. W. A. van Suijlekom-Smit, J. M. van den Berg, C. F. Allaart and R. ten Cate

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:11

    Content type: Short report

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  36. Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is an autoimmune disease where cross reactive CD4+ T cells are involved in the pathogenesis of valvular damage. Human Leukocyte Antigen-G (HLA-G), an immunosuppressive molecule playi...

    Authors: Maheshkumar Poomarimuthu, Sivakumar Elango, Sambath Soundrapandian and Jayalakshmi Mariakuttikan

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:10

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The usefulness of musculoskeletal ultrasonography (MSUS) in paediatric population is limited by lack of reference values. One of such parameters is hip joint capsule thickness, postulated as an early measure f...

    Authors: Zbigniew Żuber, Aleksander Owczarek, Małgorzata Sobczyk, Agata Migas-Majoch, Dorota Turowska-Heydel, Agnieszka Sternal, Justyna Michalczak and Jerzy Chudek

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:8

    Content type: Research article

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  38. 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...

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

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:7

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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...

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

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2017 15:4

    Content type: Research article

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