C Salvarani

Summary

Affiliation: Reggio Emilia
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Infliximab plus prednisone or placebo plus prednisone for the initial treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica: a randomized trial
    Carlo Salvarani
    Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Ann Intern Med 146:631-9. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and clinical course of Behçet's disease in the Reggio Emilia area of Northern Italy: a seventeen-year population-based study
    Carlo Salvarani
    Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 57:171-8. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Rescue treatment with tocilizumab for Takayasu arteritis resistant to TNF-α blockers
    Carlo Salvarani
    Rheumatology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:S90-3. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Lumbar interspinous bursitis in active polymyalgia rheumatica
    Carlo Salvarani
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 31:526-31. 2013
  5. doi request reprint CC chemokine receptor 5 polymorphism in Italian patients with Behcet's disease
    Fabiola Atzeni
    Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:2141-5. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Adult primary central nervous system vasculitis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Unit of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Lancet 380:767-77. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Adalimumab in psoriatic arthritis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Rheumatology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol Suppl 89:77-81. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Epidemiology of psoriatic arthritis
    M Catanoso
    Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Dipartimentodi Medicina Interna, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Reumatismo 64:66-70. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Large-vessel involvement in recent-onset giant cell arteritis: a case-control colour-Doppler sonography study
    Alessandra Ghinoi
    Department of Rheumatology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:730-4. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Laboratory investigations useful in giant cell arteritis and Takayasu's arteritis
    C Salvarani
    Rheumatology Service, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, V le Umberto 1o N50, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 21:S23-8. 2003

Detail Information

Publications126 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Infliximab plus prednisone or placebo plus prednisone for the initial treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica: a randomized trial
    Carlo Salvarani
    Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Ann Intern Med 146:631-9. 2007
    ..A reliable alternative to steroids for treating polymyalgia rheumatica has not yet been identified. Although infliximab has been used occasionally in steroid-resistant cases, its efficacy has not been demonstrated in a controlled study...
  2. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and clinical course of Behçet's disease in the Reggio Emilia area of Northern Italy: a seventeen-year population-based study
    Carlo Salvarani
    Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 57:171-8. 2007
    ..To investigate the epidemiology and clinical course of Behçet's disease (BD) over a 17-year period in a defined area of northern Italy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Rescue treatment with tocilizumab for Takayasu arteritis resistant to TNF-α blockers
    Carlo Salvarani
    Rheumatology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:S90-3. 2012
    ..Tocilizumab holds promise for patients with refractory TA. Larger studies are required to confirm our findings...
  4. ncbi request reprint Lumbar interspinous bursitis in active polymyalgia rheumatica
    Carlo Salvarani
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 31:526-31. 2013
    ..To evaluate the inflammatory involvement of lumbar interspinous bursae in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
  5. doi request reprint CC chemokine receptor 5 polymorphism in Italian patients with Behcet's disease
    Fabiola Atzeni
    Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:2141-5. 2012
    ..To evaluate the potential role of CC chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5)Δ32 polymorphism in the susceptibility to and clinical expression of Behçet's disease (BD) in a cohort of Italian patients...
  6. doi request reprint Adult primary central nervous system vasculitis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Unit of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Lancet 380:767-77. 2012
    ..The differential diagnosis includes reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes and secondary cerebral vasculitis...
  7. doi request reprint Adalimumab in psoriatic arthritis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Rheumatology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol Suppl 89:77-81. 2012
    ..The combination of ADA and cyclosporine seems to be more effective than ADA monotherapy in patients with active PsA and inadequate response to methotrexate; however, this observation must be confirmed in RCT...
  8. doi request reprint Epidemiology of psoriatic arthritis
    M Catanoso
    Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Dipartimentodi Medicina Interna, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Reumatismo 64:66-70. 2012
    ..Future epidemiological studies should be carried out in larger numbers of patients diagnosed using consistent criteria...
  9. doi request reprint Large-vessel involvement in recent-onset giant cell arteritis: a case-control colour-Doppler sonography study
    Alessandra Ghinoi
    Department of Rheumatology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:730-4. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of LVV in newly diagnosed GCA using colour-Doppler sonography (CDS) and to compare the clinical and laboratory findings of GCA patients with and without LVV...
  10. ncbi request reprint Laboratory investigations useful in giant cell arteritis and Takayasu's arteritis
    C Salvarani
    Rheumatology Service, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, V le Umberto 1o N50, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 21:S23-8. 2003
    ..Other laboratory investigations could be useful in the diagnosis or follow-up of GCA and TA, but more studies are required...
  11. ncbi request reprint Polymyalgia rheumatica
    Carlo Salvarani
    Rheumatology Service, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, V le Risorgimento N80, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 18:705-22. 2004
    ..Large, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies are required to define the role of methotrexate and anti-TNF-alpha agents as corticosteroid-sparing drugs in PMR...
  12. ncbi request reprint Vascular endothelial growth factor gene polymorphisms in Behçet's disease
    Carlo Salvarani
    Unità di Reumatologia and Laboratorio di Biologia Molecolare, Ospedale di Reggio Emilia, Bologna, Italy
    J Rheumatol 31:1785-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate potential associations of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene polymorphisms with Behçet's disease (BD) and disease expression...
  13. doi request reprint Primary central nervous system vasculitis presenting with intracranial hemorrhage
    Carlo Salvarani
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 63:3598-606. 2011
    ..To describe a subset of cases in a large retrospectively identified cohort of patients with primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) who present with intracranial hemorrhage...
  14. ncbi request reprint Positron emission tomography (PET): evaluation of chronic periaortitis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 53:298-303. 2005
    ..To evaluate the presence and extent of large-vessel inflammation in patients with chronic periaortitis (CP) using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)...
  15. doi request reprint Tocilizumab: a novel therapy for patients with large-vessel vasculitis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Servizio di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:151-6. 2012
    ..In addition, GCs are fraught with numerous adverse events. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of the anti-IL-6 receptor (IL-6R) antibody tocilizumab (TCZ) in patients with LVV...
  16. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for the use of biologic therapy in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis: update from the Italian Society for Rheumatology
    Carlo Salvarani
    Rheumatology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 29:S28-41. 2011
    ..To update the 2006 Italian Society for Rheumatology recommendations for the use of biologic (TNF-α blocking) agents in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for visual loss in an Italian population-based cohort of patients with giant cell arteritis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 53:293-7. 2005
    ..To evaluate the frequency of visual manifestations at presentation in an Italian population-based cohort of patients with biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis (GCA), and to investigate predictors for the development of permanent visual loss...
  18. doi request reprint Multidisciplinary focus on cyclosporin A
    Carlo Salvarani
    Unit of Rheumatology, Hospital of Reggio Emilia, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol Suppl 83:52-5. 2009
    ..The beneficial effects of CsA in angiogenesis-related diseases such as PsA and cutaneous psoriasis may also be mediated by its ability to block the angiogenic effects induced by vascular endothelial growth factor...
  19. ncbi request reprint -463 G/A myeloperoxidase promoter polymorphism in giant cell arteritis
    C Salvarani
    Unitè Operativa di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento n 80, Reggio Emilia, 42100, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:485-8. 2008
    ..To investigate potential associations between-463 G/A myeloperoxidase (MPO) promoter polymorphism and susceptibility to, and clinical features of giant cell arteritis (GCA)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Clinical assessment in psoriatic arthritis
    C Salvarani
    Unit of Rheumatology, Hospital of Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Reumatismo 59:68-72. 2007
    ..We will review the existing assessment modalities of PsA focusing on axial disease, peripheral arthritis, enthesitis and dactylitis. Measures of function and disability recommended for PsA will be also reviewed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Giant cell arteritis: Involvement of intracranial arteries
    Carlo Salvarani
    Servizio di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 55:985-9. 2006
  22. ncbi request reprint PlA1/A2 polymorphism of the platelet glycoprotein receptor IIIA and risk of cranial ischemic complications in giant cell arteritis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 56:3502-8. 2007
    ..To investigate potential associations of the PlA1/A2 polymorphism of the platelet glycoprotein IIIa (GPIIIa) gene with susceptibility to, and clinical expression of, giant cell arteritis (GCA)...
  23. doi request reprint Cervical interspinous bursitis in active polymyalgia rheumatica
    C Salvarani
    Divisione di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:758-61. 2008
    ..To evaluate the inflammatory involvement of cervical interspinous bursae in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) using MRI...
  24. doi request reprint Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant-cell arteritis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Unit of Rheumatology, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Lancet 372:234-45. 2008
    ..Trials of steroid-sparing drugs have yielded conflicting results. A greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis should provide new targets for therapy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Recommendations of the Italian Society for Rheumatology for the use of biologic (TNF-alpha blocking) agents in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis
    C Salvarani
    Rheumatology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:70-8. 2006
    ..To propose recommendations for the use of biologic (TNF-alpha blocking) agents in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-6 promoter polymorphism at position -174 in giant cell arteritis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Laboratorio di Biologia Molecolare, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 32:2173-7. 2005
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  27. doi request reprint Risk factors for severe cranial ischaemic events in an Italian population-based cohort of patients with giant cell arteritis
    C Salvarani
    Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:250-3. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of traditional cardiovascular risk factors, carotid atherosclerosis and the effect of anti-platelet/anti-coagulant therapy on the occurrence of severe cranial ischaemic events (CIEs) in GCA...
  28. ncbi request reprint Endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms in giant cell arteritis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 48:3219-23. 2003
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  29. ncbi request reprint A comparison of cyclosporine, sulfasalazine, and symptomatic therapy in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis
    C Salvarani
    Rheumatology Service, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 28:2274-82. 2001
    ..To compare the efficacy and tolerability of cyclosporine (CSA) with that of symptomatic therapy (ST) alone and sulfasalazine (SSZ) in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Association of MICA alleles and HLA-B51 in Italian patients with Behçet's disease
    C Salvarani
    Unita di Reumatologia, Ospedale di Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 28:1867-70. 2001
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Distal musculoskeletal manifestations in polymyalgia rheumatica
    C Salvarani
    Service of Rheumatology, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 18:S51-2. 2000
    ..Awareness of these findings will help to facilitate the proper diagnosis and institution of appropriate therapy for this disease...
  32. ncbi request reprint Corticosteroid injections in polymyalgia rheumatica: a double-blind, prospective, randomized, placebo controlled study
    C Salvarani
    Divisione di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 27:1470-6. 2000
    ..To determine the efficacy and safety of shoulder corticosteroid injections in polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Intercellular adhesion molecule 1 gene polymorphisms in polymyalgia rheumatica/giant cell arteritis: association with disease risk and severity
    C Salvarani
    Servizio di Reumatologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 27:1215-21. 2000
    ..ICAM-1 genes may contribute to the inflammatory PMR/GCA processes. We examined potential associations of ICAM-1 gene polymorphisms with PMR/GCA susceptibility and severity...
  34. ncbi request reprint HLA-DRB1, DQA1, and DQB1 alleles associated with giant cell arteritis in northern Italy
    C Salvarani
    Servizio di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 26:2395-9. 1999
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal manifestations in a population-based cohort of inflammatory bowel disease patients
    C Salvarani
    Dept of Rheumatology, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Scand J Gastroenterol 36:1307-13. 2001
    ..We aimed to evaluate the prevalence and clinical spectrum of musculoskeletal manifestations in an inception cohort of European IBD patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Distal extremity swelling with pitting edema in psoriatic arthritis: evidence of 2 pathological mechanisms
    C Salvarani
    Servizio di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 26:1831-4. 1999
    ..Lymphoscintigraphy and MRI are useful in defining the structures involved and in predicting the prognosis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms in Behçet's disease
    Carlo Salvarani
    Laboratorio di Biologia Molecolare, Ospedale di Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 29:535-40. 2002
    ..To analyze potential associations of Glu-Asp298 polymorphism in exon 7 and 4 a/b polymorphism in intron 4 of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene with susceptibility for Behçet's disease (BD)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant-cell arteritis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Rheumatology Service, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    N Engl J Med 347:261-71. 2002
  39. ncbi request reprint Is duplex ultrasonography useful for the diagnosis of giant-cell arteritis?
    Carlo Salvarani
    Servizio di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Viale Umberto I degrees No 50, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Ann Intern Med 137:232-8. 2002
    ..Evidence of a dark halo on ultrasonography has been considered a specific sign of giant-cell arteritis and may replace temporal artery biopsy for the diagnosis of giant-cell arteritis in patients with typical clinical manifestations...
  40. ncbi request reprint Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug therapy for psoriatic arthritis
    C Salvarani
    Rheumatic Disease Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 20:S71-5. 2002
    ..These agents are able to slow joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis and they are effective on spinal symptoms in ankylosing spondylitis. Hopefully, these findings will prove true in PsA as well...
  41. ncbi request reprint Treatment of refractory polymyalgia rheumatica with infliximab: a pilot study
    Carlo Salvarani
    Unita Reumatologica, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 30:760-3. 2003
    ..To investigate whether infliximab has a steroid-sparing effect in the treatment of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) who are resistant to corticosteroid (CS) therapy and have had CS-related side effects...
  42. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of infliximab in resistant psoriatic arthritis
    Carlo Salvarani
    Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 49:541-5. 2003
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha monoclonal antibody infliximab in the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) resistant to previous symptom modifying antirheumatic drugs...
  43. ncbi request reprint Absence of the association with CC chemokine receptor 5 polymorphism in polymyalgia rheumatica
    C Salvarani
    Servizio di Reumatologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 18:591-5. 2000
    ..The aim of this study was to examine if the 32 base pair deletion allele in CCR5 (CCR5 delta 32 allele) might be associated with PMR susceptibility and influence the disease outcome...
  44. doi request reprint Adult primary central nervous system vasculitis: an update
    Carlo Salvarani
    Unit of Rheumatology, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 24:46-52. 2012
    ..The aim of this review was to cover the recent major advances made in the fields of clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of adult primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Lack of association of the -463 G/A myeloperoxidase promoter polymorphism with Behcet's disease in Italian patients
    F Atzeni
    Unita di Reumatologia, Ospedale L Sacco, Milano, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1547-50. 2007
    ..To investigate potential associations between the -463 G/A myeloperoxidase (MPO) promoter polymorphism and susceptibility to, and clinical expression of, Behçet's disease (BD)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) gene polymorphisms in giant cell arteritis
    L Boiardi
    Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:S40-4. 2009
    ..To investigate potential associations between toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to, and clinical features of giant cell arteritis (GCA)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) gene polymorphisms in Italian patients with Behçet's disease
    L Boiardi
    Unita di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:S43-7. 2009
    ..To investigate potential associations between toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to, clinical features, and severity of Behçet's disease (BD)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-1 cluster and tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene polymorphisms in polymyalgia rheumatica
    L Boiardi
    Servizio di Reumatologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 18:675-81. 2000
    ..To investigate whether polymorphisms in the interleukin (IL)-1 locus (human chrom. 2q13) and TNF-alpha gene are associated with susceptibility to or severity of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 gene polymorphisms in Behçet's Disease
    L Boiardi
    Unità di Reumatologia and Laboratorio di Biologia Molecolare, Ospedale di Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia
    J Rheumatol 28:1283-7. 2001
    ..ICAM-1 genes may contribute to the inflammatory events responsible for the vessel damage in BD. We examined potential associations of ICAM-1 gene polymorphisms with BD susceptibility...
  50. ncbi request reprint The codon 72 polymorphic variants of p53 in Italian rheumatoid arthritis patients
    P Macchioni
    Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:416-21. 2007
    ..We examined the possible associations of this polymorphism with the occurrence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its severity in a series of RA patients of Italian origin...
  51. ncbi request reprint Intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) gene polymorphisms in Italian patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    P Macchioni
    Servizio di Reumatologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 18:553-8. 2000
    ..Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) plays an important role in the inflammatory synovial activity in RA. The aim of this study was to examine the potential associations of ICAM-1 gene polymorphisms with RA and its severity...
  52. doi request reprint Primary central nervous system vasculitis: comparison of patients with and without cerebral amyloid angiopathy
    C Salvarani
    Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1671-7. 2008
    ..To describe the clinical features and outcomes of patients with primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) and cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) from a large cohort of consecutive patients with PCNSV treated at a single institution...
  53. ncbi request reprint Protein Z G79A and A-13G gene polymorphisms in Italian patients with Behçet's disease
    A Ghinoi
    Unita di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:S23-8. 2009
    ..To investigate potential associations between A-13G and G79A polymorphisms of the protein Z gene and venous thrombosis and other clinical manifestations in Italian patients with Behçet's disease (BD)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Synovial expression of vasoactive intestinal peptide in polymyalgia rheumatica
    L Pulsatelli
    Laboratorio di Immunologia e Genetica, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:562-6. 2006
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein in the evaluation of disease activity and severity in polymyalgia rheumatica: a prospective follow-up study
    F Cantini
    Unita Reumatologica, 2nd Divisione di Medicina, Ospedale di Prato, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 30:17-24. 2000
    ..To evaluate the usefulness of C-reactive protein (CRP) and ESR in the assessment of PMR activity...
  56. ncbi request reprint Tocilizumab in glucocorticoid-naïve large-vessel vasculitis
    G Pazzola
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN, Istituto e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 31:S59-61. 2013
    ..TCZ may be an effective alternative to GC treatment for LVV patients at risk for GC-related adverse events. Larger studies are required to confirm our findings...
  57. ncbi request reprint Serum levels of long pentraxin PTX3 in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica
    L Pulsatelli
    Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, IRCCS, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:756-8. 2010
    ..To evaluate PTX3 feasibility to provide a prognostic tool in PMR clinical practice...
  58. ncbi request reprint Distal extremity swelling with pitting edema in psoriatic arthritis: a case-control study
    F Cantini
    Unita Reumatologica, II Divisione di Medicina, Ospedale di Prato, Piazza Ospedale 1, 59100 Prato, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 19:291-6. 2001
    ..To evaluate the frequency and the clinical characteristics of distal extremity swelling with pitting edema in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA)...
  59. ncbi request reprint Giant-cell arteritis of the female genital tract associated with occult temporal arteritis and FDG-PET evidence of large-vessel vasculitis
    G Bajocchi
    Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:S36-9. 2007
    ..We review the literature and discuss the relationship between "cranial" GCA, large-vessel GCA and female genital GCA...
  60. ncbi request reprint [Disease activity assessment in large vessel vasculitis]
    L Magnani
    Struttura Complessa di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento 80, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Reumatismo 63:86-90. 2011
    ..These data suggest that while clinical indices and inflammatory markers may be useful to assess disease activity, Pet may be more sensitive...
  61. ncbi request reprint Long-term efficacy of infliximab in refractory posterior uveitis of Behcet's disease: a 24-month follow-up study
    L Niccoli
    2nd Division of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, Hospital of Prato, Prato, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1161-4. 2007
    ..To evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of infliximab in patients with Behçet's disease (BD) and refractory bilateral posterior uveitis, and to assess the proportion of relapse-free subjects through months 12 and 24...
  62. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory changes of hip synovial structures in polymyalgia rheumatica
    F Cantini
    II Divisione di Medicina, Unita Reumatologica, Ospedale Misericordia e Dolce di Prato, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 23:462-8. 2005
    ..Secondary end-point was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography (US) compared to MRI in the assessment of hip lesions...
  63. ncbi request reprint Vascular endothelial growth factor gene polymorphisms in giant cell arteritis
    Luigi Boiardi
    Servizio di Reumatologia and Laboratorio di Biologia Molecolare, Azienda Ospedaliera Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Viale Umberto 1 N50, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 30:2160-4. 2003
    ..To examine potential associations of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene polymorphisms with giant cell arteritis (GCA) and disease expression, in particular in patients with and without ischemic complications...
  64. ncbi request reprint Circulating RANKL/OPG in polymyalgia rheumatica
    L Pulsatelli
    Laboratorio di Immunologia e Genetica, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:621-3. 2007
    ..To evaluate whether RANKL/OPG balance is modified in PMR patients, either in the active phase of the disease or during corticosteroid treatment...
  65. ncbi request reprint 1T magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis: comparison with ultrasonography and physical examination of temporal arteries
    A Ghinoi
    Division of Rheumatology, 31st Division of Internal Medicine, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 26:S76-80. 2008
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Reelin levels are increased in synovial fluid of patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    A Magnani
    Laboratorio di Biologia Molecolare, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:546-8. 2010
    ..To evaluate the presence and the glycosylation pattern of reelin in synovial fluid and serum of patients affected by different rheumatic pathologies...
  67. ncbi request reprint Clinical manifestations of Behçet's disease in 137 Italian patients: results of a multicenter study
    N Pipitone
    Unita di Reumatologia, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 22:S46-51. 2004
    ..To determine the type and frequency of clinical features of Behçet's disease in a population of Italian patients...
  68. ncbi request reprint Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis involving the central nervous system: case report and review of the literature
    A Ghinoi
    Rheumatology Department, Division of Medicine, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:759-66. 2010
    ..To report a case of biopsy-proven, ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) involving the central nervous system (CNS) and to review the relevant literature...
  69. ncbi request reprint Relationship between interleukin 6 promoter polymorphism at position -174, IL-6 serum levels, and the risk of relapse/recurrence in polymyalgia rheumatica
    Luigi Boiardi
    Servizio di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 33:703-8. 2006
    ..We also investigated whether this polymorphism modulates the circulating level of IL-6 and the risk of relapse/recurrence in a series of patients with PMR followed up prospectively...
  70. ncbi request reprint A case of arthritis and vasculitis associated with the refractory anemia with excess of blasts syndrome resistant to glucocorticoid treatment that responded favorably to TNF-alpha blockade
    N Pipitone
    Rheumatology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:S31-4. 2006
  71. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of giant cell arteritis
    N Pipitone
    Rheumatology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:S65-70. 2006
    ..By contrast, there is no evidence that giant cell arteritis is associated with an increased prevalence of malignancies or that it may represent a paraneoplastic syndrome...
  72. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin II protects fibroblast-like synoviocytes from apoptosis via the AT1-NF-kappaB pathway
    L Pattacini
    Laboratorio di Biologia Molecolare, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento, 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1252-7. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effects of angiotensin II (Ang II) treatment on apoptosis of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) from patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  73. ncbi request reprint Behçet's disease with unusual cutaneous lesions
    F Cantini
    Unita Reumatologica, 2 Divisione di Medicina, Ospedale di Prato, Italy
    J Rheumatol 25:2469-72. 1998
    ..We suggest that cutaneous lesions with a pernio-like aspect as observed in our patient may be included in the spectrum of the cutaneous manifestations of Behçet's disease...
  74. ncbi request reprint Treatment of refractory polymyalgia rheumatica with etanercept: an open pilot study
    Maria Grazia Catanoso
    Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1514-9. 2007
    ..To investigate whether etanercept has a steroid-sparing effect in the treatment of patients with relapsing polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)...
  75. ncbi request reprint Muscoloskeletal manifestations in inflammatory bowel disease
    G Fornaciari
    Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Can J Gastroenterol 15:399-403. 2001
    ..Sulphasalazine may be recommended in some patients. There is no indication for the systemic use of steroids...
  76. ncbi request reprint [Left atrial thrombosis in patients with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and mesenchymal abnormal septum]
    A Ghirarduzzi
    Dipartimento Area Medica I, Centro Emostasi e Trombosi, Reggio Emilia
    Ital Heart J Suppl 2:1111-6. 2001
    ..Transthoracic echocardiography (as well as transesophageal echocardiography in selected cases) must be considered as an essential component of the initial diagnostic work-up in patients presenting with antiphospholipid antibodies...
  77. ncbi request reprint Established and new treatments of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: dermatomyositis and polymyositis
    N Pipitone
    Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:896-906. 2007
  78. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of giant cell arteritis
    Fabrizio Cantini
    2nd Division of Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, Hospital Misericordia e Dolce, Prato, Italy
    Drugs Aging 25:281-97. 2008
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Acute-phase reactants and the risk of relapse/recurrence in polymyalgia rheumatica: a prospective followup study
    Carlo Salvarani
    Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 53:33-8. 2005
    ..To determine laboratory parameters that may be useful in identifying polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) patients who require long-term corticosteroid therapy...
  80. doi request reprint Longitudinal examination with shoulder ultrasound of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica
    Pierluigi Macchioni
    Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:1566-9. 2009
    ..To determine if ultrasonography (US) and power Doppler (PD) may be useful in identifying polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) patients with relapsing disease...
  81. doi request reprint Improving therapeutic options for patients with giant cell arteritis
    Nicolo Pipitone
    Rheumatology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 20:17-22. 2008
    ..The aim of this review is to establish the optimal schedule of glucocorticoid administration, and to ascertain which other treatments may be used as glucocorticoid-sparing agents...
  82. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-10 promoter polymorphisms in giant cell arteritis
    Luigi Boiardi
    Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 54:4011-7. 2006
    ..To investigate potential associations between interleukin-10 (IL-10) promoter polymorphisms and susceptibility to, and clinical features of, giant cell arteritis (GCA)...
  83. ncbi request reprint Factor V Leiden and prothrombin gene G20210A mutations in Italian patients with Behçet's disease and deep vein thrombosis
    Mauro Silingardi
    Ospedale di Reggio Emilia, Regio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 51:177-83. 2004
    ..To evaluate the frequency and type of vascular lesions and to study the association of factor V gene G1691A (Leiden) and prothrombin gene G20210A polymorphisms with venous thrombosis in Italian patients with Behçet's disease (BD)...
  84. doi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Chronic periaortitis
    Nicolo Pipitone
    Department of Rheumatology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Circulation 118:1214-6. 2008
  85. doi request reprint Criteria, frequency, and duration of clinical remission in psoriatic arthritis patients with peripheral involvement requiring second-line drugs
    Fabrizio Cantini
    2nd Division of Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, Prato Hospital, 59100, Prato, Italy
    J Rheumatol Suppl 83:78-80. 2009
    ..Based on our findings, remission is possible in up to 24% of patients with peripheral PsA. It is significantly more frequent, but not longer, in patients receiving anti-TNF drugs compared to those treated with traditional DMARD...
  86. ncbi request reprint Reappraisal of the epidemiology of giant cell arteritis in Olmsted County, Minnesota, over a fifty-year period
    Carlo Salvarani
    Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 51:264-8. 2004
    ..To investigate time trends in the incidence and survival of giant cell arteritis (GCA) over a 50-year period in Olmsted County, Minnesota...
  87. ncbi request reprint Are steroids alone sufficient for the treatment of giant cell arteritis?
    Nicolo Pipitone
    Rheumatology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento, 80 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 19:277-92. 2005
    ..It is conceivable that the definition of different patterns of inflammation in giant cell arteritis in the future might facilitate the design of differentiated therapeutic approaches...
  88. doi request reprint Role of imaging in vasculitis and connective tissue diseases
    Nicolo Pipitone
    Department of Rheumatology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento, 80 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 22:1075-91. 2008
    ..However, since most imaging findings are not entirely specific for any given condition, it is important to interpret the results of imaging in the broader clinical context...
  89. doi request reprint Differential effects of anti-TNF-alpha drugs on fibroblast-like synoviocyte apoptosis
    Laura Pattacini
    Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento n 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:480-9. 2010
    ..The aim of our study was to determine the effects of different anti-TNF-alpha agents on FLS apoptosis...
  90. ncbi request reprint Are polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis the same disease?
    Fabrizio Cantini
    2nd Divisione de Medicina, Unita Reumatologica, Ospedale di Prato, Prato, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 33:294-301. 2004
    ..To summarize the evidence about the relationship between polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA)...
  91. doi request reprint Infliximab for the treatment of Neuro-Behçet's disease: a case series and review of the literature
    Nicolo Pipitone
    Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 59:285-90. 2008
  92. doi request reprint Role of imaging studies in the diagnosis and follow-up of large-vessel vasculitis: an update
    N Pipitone
    Rheumatology Department, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento, 80, I 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:403-8. 2008
    ..Imaging procedures can also be used to monitor the disease course. However, imaging signs of inflammation may sometimes persist despite clinical remission and, conversely, seemingly unaffected vessels may develop alterations later on...
  93. ncbi request reprint Renal cell carcinoma mimicking polymyalgia rheumatica. Clues for a correct diagnosis
    Laura Niccoli
    2nd Divisione di Medicina, Unita Reumatologica, Ospedale di Prato, Italy
    Scand J Rheumatol 31:103-6. 2002
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Fat suppression magnetic resonance imaging in shoulders of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica
    Fabrizio Cantini
    2nd Divisione di Medicina, Unita Reumatologica, Ospedale di Prato, Bologna, Italy
    J Rheumatol 31:120-4. 2004
    ..To evaluate the sites of inflammatory process in the shoulders of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) using fat suppressed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
  95. ncbi request reprint Wegener granulomatosis with spleen infarction: case report and review of the literature
    Alessandra Ghinoi
    Department of Rheumatology, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 37:328-33. 2008
    ..To report a case of biopsy-verified Wegener granulomatosis (WG) with positive c-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies who had evidence of spleen infarction and to review the relevant literature on spleen involvement in WG...
  96. doi request reprint Patient preferences in the choice of anti-TNF therapies in rheumatoid arthritis. Results from a questionnaire survey (RIVIERA study)
    Salvatore Scarpato
    Rheumatology Unit, M Scarlato Hospital, Scafati, 5, Via Passanti, 84018 Scafati SA, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:289-94. 2010
    ..To identify the determinants of anti-TNF-naive patients' preferences for the route of administration of anti-TNF agents...
  97. ncbi request reprint Tumor necrosis factor-alpha protects synovial cells from nitric oxide induced apoptosis through phosphoinositide 3-kinase Akt signal transduction
    Qingquan Chen
    Laboratorio di Biologia Molecolare and Unità di Reumatologia, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 33:1061-8. 2006
    ..To investigate the anti-apoptotic role of tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a) and its signaling pathways in cultured human fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) from patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
  98. ncbi request reprint Detection of parvovirus B19 DNA by polymerase chain reaction in giant cell arteritis: a case-control study
    Carlo Salvarani
    Reggio Emilia Hospital, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 46:3099-101. 2002
  99. ncbi request reprint New approaches in the treatment of Adamantiades-Behçet's disease
    Nicolo Pipitone
    Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Policlinico Universitario, Palermo, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 18:3-9. 2006
    ..To update clinicians on the recent advances in the treatment of Adamantiades-Behçet's disease...
  100. doi request reprint Serum interleukin-6 receptor in polymyalgia rheumatica: a potential marker of relapse/recurrence risk
    Lia Pulsatelli
    Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Via Di Barbiano 1 10, Bologna, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1147-54. 2008
    ....
  101. ncbi request reprint Giant cell arteritis with low erythrocyte sedimentation rate: frequency of occurence in a population-based study
    C Salvarani
    Rheumatology Service, Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 45:140-5. 2001
    ..The ESR was normal in 7 of these 9 other events. CONCLUSION: A low ESR in active GCA is not a rare occurrence. Causes may include localized arteritis in some patients and an inability to mount an acute phase serologic response in others...