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Rheumatology

Edited by: Dr Adewale Adebajo, Dr Luis Espinoza

It is our pleasure to introduce the Rheumatology Collection, a selection of invited articles chosen by the Editors of Clinical Rheumatology.

With SpringerPlus as an open access platform, the Rheumatology Collection represents a barrier-free extension to our subscription journal, Clinical Rheumatology, where Dr. Ade Adebajo is serving as Associate Editor, and Dr. Luis Espinoza is the Editor-in-Chief. We view our article Collection as a ‘sister’ of our primary journal, providing a new forum to wider disseminate specifically invited, scientifically valuable manuscripts from this broad research area.

Potential topics include all fields of basic and clinical rheumatology:

  • Non-inflammatory bone disorders
  • Inflammatory bone disorders
  • Genetic bone disorders
  • Conventional and modern medical and surgical therapeutic modalities
  • Rehabilitation

Invited submissions should choose the Rheumatology Collection during submission, and include the invitation letter from Clinical Rheumatology in their SpringerPlus cover letter.

For more information about how you can be considered for the Rheumatology Collection, please speak to the editorial team at Clinical Rheumatology.

Collection Articles:

  1. Research

    Once-weekly teriparatide improves glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in patients with inadequate response to bisphosphonates

    Patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) are at very high risk of fracture, and patients with severe GIOP often experience fractures during treatment with bisphosphonates. Teriparatide (TPTD) i...

    Takahiro Seno, Aihiro Yamamoto, Yuji Kukida, Aiko Hirano, Takashi Kida, Amane Nakabayashi, Kazuki Fujioka, Hidetake Nagahara, Wataru Fujii, Ken Murakami, Ryo Oda, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Masataka Kohno and Yutaka Kawahito

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1056

    Published on: 11 July 2016

  2. Research

    Does pain relate with activation of quadriceps and hamstrings muscles during strengthening exercise in people with knee osteoarthritis?

    Muscle strengthening may be difficult to achieve in knee osteoarthritis (OA) due to pain. A large knee adduction moment (KAM), representing medial relative to lateral knee load, may also relate with pain durin...

    Elora C. Brenneman, Alexander B. Kuntz, Emily G. Wiebenga and Monica R. Maly

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:463

    Published on: 14 April 2016

  3. Research

    The count of tender rather than swollen joints correlates with aortic stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

    Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at a higher cardiovascular (CV) risk in comparison to the general population. CV risk associates closely with aortic stiffness. Aim of this exploration was therefore...

    Konstantinos Triantafyllias, Michele De Blasi, Isabell Hoffmann, Thomas Thomaidis, Philipp Drees and Andreas Schwarting

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:428

    Published on: 11 April 2016

  4. Research

    Short-term assessment of BCR repertoires of SLE patients after high dose glucocorticoid therapy with high-throughput sequencing

    We analyze and assess BCR repertoires of SLE patients before and after high dose glucocorticoid therapy to address two fundamental questions: (1) After the treatment, how the BCR repertoire of SLE patient cha...

    Bin Shi, Jiang Yu, Long Ma, Qingqing Ma, Chunmei Liu, Suhong Sun, Rui Ma and Xinsheng Yao

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:75

    Published on: 26 January 2016

  5. Research

    Evaluating patient reported outcomes in routine practice of patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with biological disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs (b-DMARDs)

    In this study the concordance between the Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data 3 (RAPID3) and the Disease Activity Score 28-joint count (DAS28) was investigated in a clinical routine outpatient setting.

    Niels W. Boone, Patty Teeuwisse, Paul-Hugo van der Kuy, Rob Janknegt and Robert B. M. Landewé

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:462

    Published on: 28 August 2015

  6. Research

    Predictors of European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) good response, DAS-28 remission and sustained responses to TNF-inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective study in refractory disease

    The aim of this study was to survey factors related to EULAR good response, the DAS-28 definition of remission, ACR 50 response, sustained response to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNF-I) therapy in biolog...

    Reem Hamdy A Mohammed, Faisal Farahat, Hanady H Kewan and Mohammed A Bukhari

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:207

    Published on: 1 May 2015

  7. Research

    How well do radiographic, clinical and self-reported diagnoses of knee osteoarthritis agree? Findings from the Hertfordshire cohort study

    Epidemiological studies of knee osteoarthritis (OA) have often used a radiographic definition. However, the clinical syndrome of OA is influenced by a broad range of factors in addition to the structural chang...

    Camille Parsons, Michael Clynes, Holly Syddall, Darshan Jagannath, Anna Litwic, Suzan van der Pas, Cyrus Cooper, Elaine M Dennison and Mark H Edwards

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:177

    Published on: 15 April 2015

  8. Case study

    Acute adult-onset still’s disease presenting as pulmonary hemorrhage, urticaria, angioedema and leukemoid reaction: a case report and literature review

    Adult-onset Still’s disease is a rare systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown aetiology characterized by the classic triad of persistent high spiking fevers, joint pain and a distinctive salmon-colored bumpy...

    Sergio A Mora Alfonso, Daniel M Cuestas Rodríguez, John D Londoño, Rafael Valle-Oñate and Gerardo Quintana

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:172

    Published on: 10 April 2015

  9. Research

    Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of etanercept in patients with moderately active rheumatoid arthritis despite DMARD therapy

    This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of adding etanercept to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in patients with moderately active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This randomized, double-blind, ...

    Kathryn Hobbs, Atul Deodhar, Brian Wang, Bojena Bitman, Joyce Nussbaum, James Chung and David H Collier

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:113

    Published on: 5 March 2015

  10. Case study

    Dapsone induced hemolysis in a patient with ANCA associated glomerulonephritis and normal G6PD level and implications for clinical practice: case report and review of the literature

    Dapsone is a commonly used second line drug for prophylaxis of pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) in immunocompromised patients. Oxidant hemolysis, caused by dapsone’s metabolite hydroxylamine, is a common...

    Scott M Lee and Duvuru Geetha

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:29

    Published on: 23 January 2015

  11. Short report

    Simple clinical indicators for early psoriatic arthritis detection

    Diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), in a period of 12 months from the onset of the first articular episode, permits of identifying the early form defined as “early PsA”. The recognition of the disease in t...

    Francesco Caso, Luisa Costa, Mariangela Atteno, Antonio Del Puente, Luca Cantarini, Ennio Lubrano and Raffaele Scarpa

    SpringerPlus 2014 3:759

    Published on: 22 December 2014

  12. Case study

    Case of arthritis secondary to leprosy

    Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease, which is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. High numbers of people are still affected by this disease in some of the developing countries however, it is rarely ...

    Fiaz Alam and Samar AL Emadi

    SpringerPlus 2014 3:734

    Published on: 15 December 2014

  13. Case study

    Ileocecal ulcers accompanied by relapsing polychondritis: a case report

    Mouth and genital ulcers with inflamed cartilage (MAGIC) syndrome is a rare overlap syndrome that includes features characteristic of both Behçet’s disease (BD) and relapsing polychondritis (RP).

    Yoko Kawakami, Katsuya Endo, Tomonori Ishii, Sho Haneda, Fumiyoshi Fujishima, Yoichi Kakuta, Hisashi Shiga, Yoshitaka Kinouchi and Tooru Shimosegawa

    SpringerPlus 2014 3:714

    Published on: 7 December 2014

  14. Case study

    Isotretinoin-induced skeletal hyperostosis

    We describe a case of skeletal hyperostosis in a 29 year old man presenting with non-inflammatory back pain with a past history of isotretinoin therapy for acne. The development of skeletal hyperostosis, predo...

    Scott W. Graf and Samuel L. Whittle

    SpringerPlus 2014 3:698

    Published on: 27 November 2014

  15. Case study

    Rheumatoid arthritis-associated aortitis: a case report and literature review

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the synovial joints. Rheumatoid vasculitis (RV) is an extra-articular manifestation of RA, and its association wi...

    Shunta Kaneko, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Yusuke Sugimori, Yuko Takahashi, Hiroshi Kaneko, Toshikazu Kano and Akio Mimori

    SpringerPlus 2014 3:509

    Published on: 9 September 2014

  16. Short report

    Gastrointestinal perforation due to vasculitis at primary diagnosis of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) despite a high dose glucocorticosteroids treatment

    Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) belongs to the systemic ANCA-associated vasculitides which may develop life-threatening major organ involvement, such as eosinophilic pulmonary infiltration...

    Gunter Assmann, Marc Molinger, Michael Pfreundschuh, Rainer Bohle and Vincent Zimmer

    SpringerPlus 2014 3:404

    Published on: 4 August 2014

  17. Research

    Clinical characteristics of pain originating from intra-articular structures of the knee joint in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis

    Although disease progression of osteoarthritis has been well documented, pain pathophysiology is largely unknown. This study was designed with two purposes: 1) to characterize patients with knee pain predomina...

    Masahiko Ikeuchi, Masashi Izumi, Koji Aso, Natsuki Sugimura and Toshikazu Tani

    SpringerPlus 2013 2:628

    Published on: 23 November 2013

  18. Research

    A simple set of validation steps identifies and removes false results in a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay caused by anti-animal IgG antibodies in plasma from arthritis patients

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthritis (SpA) are chronic diseases characterized by activation of the immune system and production of antibodies. Thus, rheumatoid factor, anti-animal IgG antibodies and...

    Tue W Kragstrup, Thomas Vorup-Jensen, Bent Deleuran and Malene Hvid

    SpringerPlus 2013 2:263

    Published on: 15 June 2013