Leonardo Punzi

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Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Biomechanical assessment of balance and posture in subjects with ankylosing spondylitis
    Zimi Sawacha
    Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:63. 2012
  2. ncbi Erosive osteoarthritis
    Leonardo Punzi
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova Policlinico Universitario, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 18:739-58. 2004
  3. ncbi Treatment patterns of anti-TNF agents in Italy: an observational study
    L Punzi
    Cattedra e U O C di Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Universita di Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2 35128 Padova
    Reumatismo 63:18-28. 2011
  4. doi Prevalence of calcium pyrophosphate and monosodium urate crystals in synovial fluid of patients with previously diagnosed joint diseases
    Francesca Oliviero
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Joint Bone Spine 80:287-90. 2013
  5. ncbi Disease activity patterns in a monocentric cohort of SLE patients: a seven-year follow-up study
    Margherita Zen
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:856-63. 2012
  6. doi Blockade of intra-articular TNF in peripheral spondyloarthritis: its relevance to clinical scores, quantitative imaging and synovial fluid and synovial tissue biomarkers
    Ugo Fiocco
    Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Joint Bone Spine 80:165-70. 2013
  7. doi Rituximab in refractory idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and antisynthetase syndrome: personal experience and review of the literature
    Linda Nalotto
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128, Padua, Italy
    Immunol Res 56:362-70. 2013
  8. ncbi Emerging and critical issues in the pathogenesis of lupus
    Mariele Gatto
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 12:523-36. 2013
  9. doi Serological markers in psoriatic arthritis: promising tools
    Roberta Ramonda
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 238:1431-6. 2013
  10. doi Overlap connective tissue disease syndromes
    Luca Iaccarino
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 12:363-73. 2013

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  1. pmc Biomechanical assessment of balance and posture in subjects with ankylosing spondylitis
    Zimi Sawacha
    Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:63. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to develop a method for quantitatively and objectively assessing both balance and posture and their mutual relationship in ankylosing spondylitis subjects...
  2. ncbi Erosive osteoarthritis
    Leonardo Punzi
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova Policlinico Universitario, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 18:739-58. 2004
    ..No definitive therapeutic approach to EOA has been reported. It is reasonable to assume that in the presence of a symptomatic EOA our therapeutic approach should differ from that used for common, nodal, non-EOA...
  3. ncbi Treatment patterns of anti-TNF agents in Italy: an observational study
    L Punzi
    Cattedra e U O C di Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Universita di Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2 35128 Padova
    Reumatismo 63:18-28. 2011
    ..This study aims to provide a description of real life treatment patterns of biologic anti-TNF in 23 Italian Rheumatology centers...
  4. doi Prevalence of calcium pyrophosphate and monosodium urate crystals in synovial fluid of patients with previously diagnosed joint diseases
    Francesca Oliviero
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Joint Bone Spine 80:287-90. 2013
    ..The main aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of monosodium urate (MSU) and calcium pyrophosphate (CPP) crystals in synovial fluid (SF) obtained from patients with previously diagnosed joint diseases...
  5. ncbi Disease activity patterns in a monocentric cohort of SLE patients: a seven-year follow-up study
    Margherita Zen
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:856-63. 2012
    ..To evaluate disease activity patterns and flare occurrence in a cohort of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients...
  6. doi Blockade of intra-articular TNF in peripheral spondyloarthritis: its relevance to clinical scores, quantitative imaging and synovial fluid and synovial tissue biomarkers
    Ugo Fiocco
    Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Joint Bone Spine 80:165-70. 2013
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  7. doi Rituximab in refractory idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and antisynthetase syndrome: personal experience and review of the literature
    Linda Nalotto
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128, Padua, Italy
    Immunol Res 56:362-70. 2013
    ..A significant improvement was observed in 80% of patients overall and the drug was well tolerated in the majority of cases. In conclusion, RTX can be considered a therapeutic option in refractory IIM...
  8. ncbi Emerging and critical issues in the pathogenesis of lupus
    Mariele Gatto
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 12:523-36. 2013
    ..e. genetic predisposition, B and T cell abnormalities, abnormal autoantigen availability, autoantibody generation and organ damage, relying on current knowledge and recent insights into SLE development...
  9. doi Serological markers in psoriatic arthritis: promising tools
    Roberta Ramonda
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 238:1431-6. 2013
    ..The rise in PTX3 did not appear to be linked to the inflammatory state of the disease but might be an expression of the atherosclerotic process frequently observed in PsA. ..
  10. doi Overlap connective tissue disease syndromes
    Luca Iaccarino
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 12:363-73. 2013
    ..In this paper the most frequent OS are described with a special focus on the specific immunologic and clinical aspects. Furthermore, some personal data on anti-t-RNA synthetase syndrome and rhupus syndrome are reported...
  11. doi Cytokine levels in human synovial fluid during the different stages of acute gout: role of transforming growth factor β1 in the resolution phase
    Anna Scanu
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 71:621-4. 2012
    ..To determine the most relevant parameters in synovial fluid (SF) during the various stages of acute gout...
  12. doi Elderly onset of primary Sjögren's syndrome: clinical manifestations, serological features and oral/ocular diagnostic tests. Comparison with adult and young onset of the disease in a cohort of 336 Italian patients
    Costantino Botsios
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Joint Bone Spine 78:171-4. 2011
    ..To study and compare the clinical and serological features of patients with elderly versus adult and younger onset of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS)...
  13. ncbi Laboratory findings in osteoarthritis
    Leonardo Punzi
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 34:58-61. 2005
  14. doi Serpins, immunity and autoimmunity: old molecules, new functions
    Mariele Gatto
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padua, Italy
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 45:267-80. 2013
    ..Here, we provide an overview of serpin origin, function, and dysfunction, focusing on human serpins and ov-serpins, with a hub on SERPINB3...
  15. doi Refractory pemphigus foliaceus and Behçet's disease successfully treated with tocilizumab
    Francesco Caso
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padua, Italy
    Immunol Res 56:390-7. 2013
    ..Moreover, only two cases of BD and no cases of PF treated with tocilizumab have been described to date. A literature review on the use of biologic agents on patients with PF and BD was also carried out...
  16. doi The clinical features, diagnosis and classification of dermatomyositis
    Luca Iaccarino
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Autoimmun 48:122-7. 2014
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  17. doi Autoantibodies in polymyositis and dermatomyositis
    Anna Ghirardello
    Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 15:335. 2013
    ..This review article provides an update of new emerging insights about the clinical and pathophysiologic role of principal autoantibodies in myositis...
  18. pmc Effect of pregnancy on serum cytokines in SLE patients
    Andrea Doria
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, Padova, 35128, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R66. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate an extensive panel of cytokines involved in immune regulation during pregnancy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and in healthy women...
  19. doi Erosive hand osteoarthritis and systemic sclerosis: a casual association?
    Roberta Ramonda
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Joint Bone Spine 79:507-9. 2012
    ..One of these is an unexpected association with some autoimmune diseases. EHOA and SSc in the same patient is not uncommon, and it could speculate that there may be a genetic and autoimmune involvement...
  20. ncbi Laboratory investigations in osteoarthritis
    Leonardo Punzi
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 15:373-9. 2003
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  21. ncbi Anti-SAE antibodies in autoimmune myositis: identification by unlabelled protein immunoprecipitation in an Italian patient cohort
    Elena Tarricone
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Immunol Methods 384:128-34. 2012
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  22. ncbi New biochemical insights into the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis and the role of laboratory investigations in clinical assessment
    Leonardo Punzi
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Padova, Italy
    Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci 42:279-309. 2005
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  23. ncbi Pathogenetic and clinical rationale for TNF-blocking therapy in psoriatic arthritis
    Leonardo Punzi
    Rheumatology Unit, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 6:524-8. 2007
    ..In this new fashion, the most stimulating hypotheses involving TNF are those regarding genetic predisposition, angiogenesis and osteoclastogenesis...
  24. doi JAK/STAT/PKCδ molecular pathways in synovial fluid T lymphocytes reflect the in vivo T helper-17 expansion in psoriatic arthritis
    Ugo Fiocco
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128, Padua, Italy
    Immunol Res 58:61-9. 2014
    ....
  25. doi Joint and bone assessment in hand osteoarthritis
    Roberta Ramonda
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128, Padua, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 33:11-9. 2014
    ..This report focuses on the laboratory and clinimetric assessments that can be used to distinguish hand OA subtypes and addresses the debatable association with low bone mineral density in osteoporosis. ..
  26. ncbi Evidence of silicon dioxide crystals in synovial fluid of patients with osteoarthritis
    Francesca Oliviero
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Rheumatol 35:1092-5. 2008
    ..Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was utilized in this study to characterize SF crystals in the context of knee osteoarthritis (OA)...
  27. ncbi Mud-bath treatment in spondylitis associated with inflammatory bowel disease--a pilot randomised clinical trial
    Franco Cozzi
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Joint Bone Spine 74:436-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects and the tolerability of mud packs and thermal baths in a group of patients affected with this disease...
  28. ncbi Inflammatory osteoarthritis of the hand
    Leonardo Punzi
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 24:301-12. 2010
    ..Thus, it is probably preferable to use the double term inflammatory/erosive to better define this particular subset of HOA...
  29. doi Rehabilitation treatment in patients with ankylosing spondylitis stabilized with tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy: a randomized controlled trial
    Stefano Masiero
    Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Rehabilitation, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Rheumatol 38:1335-42. 2011
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  30. pmc Synovial effusion and synovial fluid biomarkers in psoriatic arthritis to assess intraarticular tumor necrosis factor-α blockade in the knee joint
    Ugo Fiocco
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 12:R148. 2010
    ....
  31. ncbi Fibromyalgia in Italian patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome
    Pierantonio Ostuni
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Joint Bone Spine 69:51-7. 2002
    ....
  32. ncbi Pregnancy, cytokines, and disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Andrea Doria
    University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 51:989-95. 2004
    ..To evaluate levels of selected cytokines and soluble receptors involved in the humoral immune response during pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients...
  33. ncbi Tinnitus and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss: ankylosing spondylitis or a side-effect of sulphasalazine treatment?
    Marina Savastano
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Acta Otolaryngol 125:671-3. 2005
    ..Discontinuation of sulphasalazine led to complete resolution of tinnitus and an improvement in hearing loss. We discuss the features of this case and also review the relevant literature...
  34. ncbi Clinical significance of cytokine determination in synovial fluid
    Leonardo Punzi
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci 39:63-88. 2002
    ..Furthermore, as some of these cytokines may reflect disease activity, their determination may also be useful in the evaluation of therapy...
  35. ncbi Effects of an educational-behavioral joint protection program on people with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled trial
    Stefano Masiero
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 26:2043-50. 2007
    ..This approach may efficiently complement drug therapy in these patients...
  36. doi Co-stimulatory modulation in rheumatoid arthritis: the role of (CTLA4-Ig) abatacept
    Ugo Fiocco
    Rheumatology Unit, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2 35128 Padova, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 8:76-82. 2008
    ..CTLA4-Ig shows the capacity, either ex vivo or in vivo, to interrupt at multiple steps the ongoing inflammatory and destructive process, and to concur in restoring the immunoregulatory balance in RA...
  37. doi Clinical and genetic aspects of Blau syndrome: a 25-year follow-up of one family and a literature review
    Leonardo Punzi
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 8:228-32. 2009
    ..As in Crohn's disease, CARD15/NOD2 mutation is believed to be responsible for the granulomatous autoinflammatory reactions probably triggered by microorganisms in BS...
  38. ncbi Anterior chest wall involvement in early stages of spondyloarthritis: advanced diagnostic tools
    Roberta Ramonda
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, and Department of Radiology 1, Padua Hospital, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    J Rheumatol 39:1844-9. 2012
    ..Bone scan is sensitive to ACW involvement, while magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detects early alterations in SpA. We compared the sensitivity and specificity of bone scans and MRI in assessing ACW in early SpA...
  39. doi Methods used to assess remission and low disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis
    Francesca Ometto
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 9:161-4. 2010
    ..Thus, those reported by FDA are the only criteria for remission which consider radiographic arrest of the disease. This review aims to describe the criteria for RA remission and to discuss their advantages and limitations...
  40. pmc High-density lipoproteins downregulate CCL2 production in human fibroblast-like synoviocytes stimulated by urate crystals
    Anna Scanu
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 12:R23. 2010
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  41. ncbi Serum and salivary neopterin and interferon-gamma in primary Sjögren's syndrome. Correlation with clinical, laboratory and histopathologic features
    Paolo Sfriso
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Rheumatology, University of Padova, Italy
    Scand J Rheumatol 32:74-8. 2003
    ..To investigate serum and salivary neopterin and interferon-gamma as possible markers of immune system activation in primary Sjögren's Syndrome (pSS)...
  42. doi Pregnancy and vasculitis: a systematic review of the literature
    Mariele Gatto
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 11:A447-59. 2012
    ..Furthermore, organ failure or damage must be carefully considered, since it can lead to adverse obstetrical and fetal outcomes...
  43. doi Miscellaneous non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions. Bartter's and Gitelman's diseases
    Marta Favero
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, Padua, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 25:637-48. 2011
    ..Rheumatologists should be aware of the association between Gitelman's syndrome and CPPD, and should consider this metabolic disorder when CPPD occurs in younger patients...
  44. doi Miscellaneous non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions. Blau syndrome
    Leonardo Punzi
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, Padua, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 25:703-14. 2011
    ..This review will focus on the clinical and genetics aspects of the familial and the sporadic form of BS. Further, we will describe an Italian family followed by us over the past 25 years...
  45. doi The impact of knee and hip chondrocalcinosis on disability in older people: the ProVA Study from northeastern Italy
    Estella Musacchio
    Clinica Medica I, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 70:1937-43. 2011
    ..The role of osteoarthritis in the onset and progression of disability is well known. The impact of chondrocalcinosis on disability has never been investigated in epidemiological studies...
  46. ncbi Arthrocentesis and synovial fluid analysis in clinical practice: value of sonography in difficult cases
    Leonardo Punzi
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, Padua, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1154:152-8. 2009
    ..Furthermore, ultrasonography may be useful in revealing the presence of synovial fluid before the joint aspiration and, subsequently, distinguishing some aspects characteristic of crystal-induced arthropathies...
  47. doi Autoinflammatory diseases: how to put the fire inside the body out?
    Andrea Doria
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 12:1-4. 2012
    ..In this issue of Autoimmunity Reviews some novel and burning aspects of AIDs were covered and the relationship between AIDs and autoimmune diseases was discussed...
  48. ncbi Chronic autoimmune thyroiditis and rheumatic manifestations
    Leonardo Punzi
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, Padova 35128, Italy
    Joint Bone Spine 71:275-83. 2004
    ....
  49. ncbi Clinical manifestations and outcome of polyarthralgia associated with chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis
    Leonardo Punzi
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 32:51-5. 2002
    ..Our study aims to characterize arthralgia and, in particular, polyarthralgia (PA) associated with CLT and to evaluate the influence of thyroid replacement therapy...
  50. ncbi Dermatomyositis and malignancy of the pharynx in Caucasian patients: report of two observations
    C Botsios
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padua, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 23:309-11. 2003
    ..We report two cases of Caucasian Italian patients with dermatomyositis associated, respectively, with nasopharyngeal and tonsillar carcinomas. The relationship between dermatomyositis and malignancy is also discussed...
  51. ncbi YKL-40 as a marker of joint involvement in inflammatory bowel disease
    Daniela Bernardi
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital of Padua, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Clin Chem 49:1685-8. 2003
  52. ncbi The synovial fluid analysis in sarcoid arthritis
    Leonardo Punzi
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 21:77. 2004
  53. ncbi Analysis of cartilage biomarkers in erosive and non-erosive osteoarthritis of the hands
    Tania Silvestri
    Laboratorio di Immunologia e Genetica, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 12:843-5. 2004
  54. ncbi Distribution of HLA-B27 subtypes in Sardinia and continental Italy and their association with spondylarthropathies
    Fabiana Paladini
    University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 52:3319-21. 2005
  55. ncbi Aging and osteoarthritis
    Gaetano Crepaldi
    Aging Clin Exp Res 15:355-8. 2003
  56. ncbi Importance of self-reported health-related quality of life in identifying the needs of elderly people with osteoarthritis
    Leonardo Punzi
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:253-4. 2005
  57. ncbi [The Italian Society of Rheumatology's registry for systemic autoinflammatory syndromes]
    Leonardo Punzi
    Reumatismo 58:1-4. 2006
  58. ncbi Antisynthetase syndrome with refractory polyarthritis and fever successfully treated with the IL-1 receptor antagonist, anakinra: A case report
    Antonio Furlan
    Joint Bone Spine 75:366-7. 2008
  59. ncbi Effect of Helicobacter pylori and eradication therapy on gastrointestinal permeability. Implications for patients with seronegative spondyloarthritis
    Vincenza Di Leo
    Gastroenterology Section, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Rheumatol 32:295-300. 2005
    ..All subjects were assessed for gastroduodenal (sucrose) and intestinal (lactulose/mannitol) permeability test and H. pylori status (urea breath test)...