F Zulian

Summary

Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Localized scleroderma in childhood is not just a skin disease
    Francesco Zulian
    Dipartimento di Pediatria, Universita di Padova, Padua, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 52:2873-81. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Systemic sclerosis and localized scleroderma in childhood
    Francesco Zulian
    Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Rheum Dis Clin North Am 34:239-55; ix. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Joint hypermobility, growing pain and obesity are mutually exclusive as causes of musculoskeletal pain in schoolchildren
    Francesca Sperotto
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 32:131-6. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Scleroderma in children: an update
    Francesco Zulian
    Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 25:643-50. 2013
  5. doi request reprint A long-term follow-up study of methotrexate in juvenile localized scleroderma (morphea)
    Francesco Zulian
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 67:1151-6. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Triamcinolone acetonide and hexacetonide intra-articular treatment of symmetrical joints in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a double-blind trial
    F Zulian
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Padua, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:1288-91. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Systemic manifestations in localized scleroderma
    Francesco Zulian
    Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 6:417-24. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Scleroderma in children
    Francesco Zulian
    Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 3 35128, Padua, Italy
    Pediatr Clin North Am 52:521-45, vii. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Juvenile localized scleroderma: clinical and epidemiological features in 750 children. An international study
    F Zulian
    Dipartimento di Pediatria, Universita di Padova, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:614-20. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Methotrexate treatment in juvenile localized scleroderma: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Francesco Zulian
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 63:1998-2006. 2011

Detail Information

Publications58

  1. ncbi request reprint Localized scleroderma in childhood is not just a skin disease
    Francesco Zulian
    Dipartimento di Pediatria, Universita di Padova, Padua, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 52:2873-81. 2005
    ..We studied the prevalence and clinical features of extracutaneous manifestations in a large cohort of children with juvenile localized scleroderma...
  2. doi request reprint Systemic sclerosis and localized scleroderma in childhood
    Francesco Zulian
    Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Rheum Dis Clin North Am 34:239-55; ix. 2008
    ..They range from small plaques of fibrosis involving only the skin to diseases causing significant functional deformity with various extracutaneous features...
  3. ncbi request reprint Joint hypermobility, growing pain and obesity are mutually exclusive as causes of musculoskeletal pain in schoolchildren
    Francesca Sperotto
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 32:131-6. 2014
    ..We evaluated frequency, risk factors and causes of MSP in a large cohort of healthy schoolchildren...
  4. doi request reprint Scleroderma in children: an update
    Francesco Zulian
    Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 25:643-50. 2013
    ..Early diagnosis, appropriate assessment and effective treatment are crucial to improve the long-term outcome...
  5. doi request reprint A long-term follow-up study of methotrexate in juvenile localized scleroderma (morphea)
    Francesco Zulian
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 67:1151-6. 2012
    ..Recent studies report that methotrexate (MTX) is beneficial in the treatment of juvenile localized scleroderma (JLS) but little is known about its long-term effectiveness...
  6. ncbi request reprint Triamcinolone acetonide and hexacetonide intra-articular treatment of symmetrical joints in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a double-blind trial
    F Zulian
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Padua, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:1288-91. 2004
    ..In this study we compared the efficacy of intra-articular TA at a dose twice that of TH in symmetrically involved joints, in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Systemic manifestations in localized scleroderma
    Francesco Zulian
    Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 6:417-24. 2004
    ..In this paper, the various systemic manifestations reported in localized scleroderma, their incidence, their relationship with systemic sclerosis, and their relationship with other autoimmune or connective tissue diseases will be analyzed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Scleroderma in children
    Francesco Zulian
    Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 3 35128, Padua, Italy
    Pediatr Clin North Am 52:521-45, vii. 2005
    ..The close collaboration among pediatricians, rheumatologists, and dermatologists represents an important advance in the management of these disabling conditions...
  9. ncbi request reprint Juvenile localized scleroderma: clinical and epidemiological features in 750 children. An international study
    F Zulian
    Dipartimento di Pediatria, Universita di Padova, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:614-20. 2006
    ..With the long-term goal of developing uniform classification criteria, we studied the epidemiological, clinical and immunological features of children with JLS followed by paediatric rheumatology and dermatology centres...
  10. doi request reprint Methotrexate treatment in juvenile localized scleroderma: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Francesco Zulian
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 63:1998-2006. 2011
    ..This study was undertaken to assess the safety and efficacy of methotrexate (MTX) in the treatment of juvenile localized scleroderma...
  11. ncbi request reprint Congenital localized scleroderma
    Francesco Zulian
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Italy
    J Pediatr 149:248-51. 2006
    ..Juvenile localized scleroderma (JLS) usually has its onset during later childhood. This report describes the clinical and serologic features of six children with congenital localized scleroderma (CLS)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Abatacept for severe anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha refractory juvenile idiopathic arthritis-related uveitis
    Francesco Zulian
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:821-5. 2010
    ..To evaluate the safety and efficacy of abatacept in patients with severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-related uveitis refractory or intolerant to immunosuppressive and anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNFalpha) agents...
  13. ncbi request reprint A new computerized method for the assessment of skin lesions in localized scleroderma
    F Zulian
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:856-60. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the performance of a new computerized skin score (CSS) method for the measurement of circumscribed lesions in LS...
  14. ncbi request reprint The Pediatric Rheumatology European Society/American College of Rheumatology/European League against Rheumatism provisional classification criteria for juvenile systemic sclerosis
    Francesco Zulian
    Dipartimento di Pediatria, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 57:203-12. 2007
    ..To develop criteria for the classification of systemic sclerosis (SSc) in children (juvenile SSc)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Successful use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe interstitial lung disease in a child with dermatomyositis
    Francesco Zulian
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Rheumatology Unit, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 33:1663-6. 2007
  16. ncbi request reprint Acute surgical abdomen as presenting manifestation of Kawasaki disease
    Francesco Zulian
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Pediatr 142:731-5. 2003
    ..Acute surgical abdomen can be the presenting manifestation of KD. In older children with fever, rash, and acute abdominal pain or hematemesis, KD should be considered in the differential diagnosis...
  17. ncbi request reprint Comparison of intra-articular triamcinolone hexacetonide and triamcinolone acetonide in oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    F Zulian
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Padua, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 42:1254-9. 2003
    ..To compare the efficacy and safety of intra-articular triamcinolone hexacetonide (TH) and triamcinolone acetonide (TA) in children with oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Early predictors of severe course of uveitis in oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Francesco Zulian
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Rheumatol 29:2446-53. 2002
    ..To determine whether demographic, clinical, and laboratory variables at onset of arthritis can predict the development and the severity of anterior uveitis (AU) in oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
  19. doi request reprint Severe clinical course of systemic lupus erythematosus in the first year of life
    F Zulian
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Italy
    Lupus 17:780-6. 2008
    ..SLE can start as early as during the first year of life and is more severe than in the later age groups...
  20. ncbi request reprint Childhood systemic sclerosis
    Francesco Zulian
    Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padova, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 19:592-7. 2007
    ..Juvenile systemic sclerosis has a variety of clinical manifestations, sometimes different from the adult form. Early recognition, proper classification and treatment may improve the long-term outcome...
  21. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of iloprost for the treatment of ischaemic digits in paediatric connective tissue diseases
    F Zulian
    Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, University of Padua, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:229-33. 2004
    ..We analysed our experience with the use of iloprost for the treatment of critical ischaemic digits (ID) in children with connective tissue diseases (CTD) in order to assess its safety and efficacy...
  22. ncbi request reprint Outcome measures and medical progress: why outcome measures are needed in childhood arthritis
    Francesco Zulian
    Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 5:463-70. 2003
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Outcome of primary antiphospholipid syndrome in childhood
    M Gattorno
    Dipartimento di Pediatria, Universita di Genova, Pediatria II, Istituto G Gaslini, Italy
    Lupus 12:449-53. 2003
    ..In conclusion; our analysis suggests that some children who present with the features of primary APS may progress to develop SLE or lupus-like syndrome...
  24. doi request reprint Loss of efficacy during long-term infliximab therapy for sight-threatening childhood uveitis
    G Simonini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital and University of Florence, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1510-4. 2008
    ..To describe efficacy and safety of infliximab in the treatment of childhood chronic uveitis during a long-term follow-up...
  25. ncbi request reprint Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in paediatric rheumatology: a European perspective
    G Fadanelli
    Department of Paediatric Rheumatology Unit, University of Padua, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:132-6. 2012
    ..To analyse the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in children with rheumatic diseases, treated at a paediatric rheumatology centre in Italy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki's disease in northern Italy: a multicenter retrospective study of 250 patients
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 20:421-6. 2002
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  27. ncbi request reprint Isolated temporomandibular synovitis as unique presentation of juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    G Martini
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Italy
    J Rheumatol 28:1689-92. 2001
    ..She underwent arthroscopic synovectomy followed by intraarticular steroid injection. Early use of synovectomy and intraarticular steroids in TMJ arthritis may reduce pain, improve jaw function, and prevent irreversible deformities...
  28. ncbi request reprint Distinctive clinical features of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus in three different age classes
    F R Pluchinotta
    Dipartimento di Pediatria, Universita di Padova, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Lupus 16:550-5. 2007
    ..Postpubertal patients have a strong female preponderance and more specific signs of disease at onset. Prepubertal patients have an intermediate disease severity and no gender predilection...
  29. ncbi request reprint The Italian version of the PedsQL in children with rheumatic diseases
    M Trapanotto
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padova, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:373-80. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to test the reliability and validity of the Italian translation of the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales and the PedsQL 3.0 Rheumatologic Module in a sample of rheumatologic children in Italy...
  30. doi request reprint Factors affecting survival in juvenile systemic sclerosis
    G Martini
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:119-22. 2009
    ..To determine whether demographic, clinical and immunological features may predict the outcome in juvenile SSc (JSSc)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Severe epilepsy preceding by four months the onset of scleroderma en coup de sabre
    S Sartori
    Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:64-7. 2009
    ..This case report raises important questions on the pathogenesis of JLS and, particularly, on the issue whether it is a mere autoimmune condition or a neuro-cutaneous disease...
  32. ncbi request reprint Juvenile-onset localized scleroderma activity detection by infrared thermography
    G Martini
    Paediatric Rheumatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University of Padova, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 41:1178-82. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to define the clinical utility of infrared thermography in disease activity detection in localized scleroderma (LS)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Esophageal involvement in juvenile localized scleroderma: a pilot study
    G Guariso
    Department of Pediatrics, 1Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological ScienceUniversity of Padua, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:786-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate the esophageal involvement in patients with juvenile localized scleroderma (JLS)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Bcl-2, p53 and c-myc expression in juvenile dermatomyositis
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 18:643-6. 2000
    ..To investigate p53, bcl-2 and c-myc expression in muscle biopsies from children affected with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and to verify a possible dysregulation of programmed cell death in this autoimmune disease...
  35. doi request reprint CXCR6-CXCL16 interaction in the pathogenesis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
    Giorgia Martini
    Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, University of Padova, Italy
    Clin Immunol 129:268-76. 2008
    ..Taken together, these data suggest that CXCR6 and CXCR3 act coordinately with respective ligands and are involved in the pathophysiology of JIA-associated inflammatory processes...
  36. ncbi request reprint Rice bodies imaging in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Giorgia Martini
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Rheumatol 30:2720-1. 2003
  37. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of severe or methotrexate-resistant juvenile localized scleroderma with mycophenolate mofetil
    Giorgia Martini
    Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, Padova 35128, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:1410-3. 2009
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in the treatment of severe refractory juvenile localized scleroderma (JLS)...
  38. pmc Ocular involvement in children with localised scleroderma: a multi-centre study
    Maria Elisabetta Zannin
    Department of Pediatrics, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Br J Ophthalmol 91:1311-4. 2007
    ..This article reports the frequency and specific features of ocular involvement in a large cohort of children with juvenile LS (JLS)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: current and future treatment options
    Giorgia Martini
    Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, University of Padua, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 7:387-99. 2006
    ..This review discusses the current practice in the medical management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and potential new agents are discussed...
  40. ncbi request reprint A child with dermatomyositis and a suspicious lymphadenopathy
    Giorgia Martini
    Department of Pediatrics, Pathology Institute, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Rheumatol 32:744-6. 2005
    ..Accurate clinical assessment including appropriate biopsies is needed before starting glucocorticoid therapy...
  41. pmc CXCR3/CXCL10 expression in the synovium of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Georgia Martini
    Department of Paediatrics, Padua University School of Medicine, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 7:R241-9. 2005
    ..Taken together, these data suggest that CXCR3/CXCL10 interactions are involved in the pathophysiology of JIA-associated inflammatory processes, regulating both the activation of T cells and their recruitment into the inflamed synovium...
  42. ncbi request reprint Localized and systemic forms of scleroderma in adults and children
    F Atzeni
    Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:S36-45. 2006
    ..The actual and select advantage of the early nailfold videocapillaroscopic (NVC) analysis is to distinguish between the primary RP and the secondary RP and to allow the early detection of SSc...
  43. pmc Prevalence and clinical significance of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    T Avcin
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 61:608-11. 2002
    ..Antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) are considered to be specific for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  44. doi request reprint Otolaryngological manifestations of rheumatic diseases in children
    Francesco Zulian
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 73:S56-60. 2009
    ..In this section, we will review the main characteristics of these conditions with the attempt to propose a few elements for an easy differential diagnosis which might help for an early diagnosis and a more appropriate treatment...
  45. ncbi request reprint New developments in localized scleroderma
    Francesco Zulian
    Division of Paediatric Rheumatology, Department of Paediatrics, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 20:601-7. 2008
    ..Localized scleroderma, also known as morphea, is the most frequent form of scleroderma in childhood. Early diagnosis, appropriate assessment and effective treatment may improve the long-term outcome...
  46. ncbi request reprint Systemic sclerosis in childhood: clinical and immunologic features of 153 patients in an international database
    Giorgia Martini
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 54:3971-8. 2006
    ..To determine the clinical and immunologic features of systemic sclerosis (SSc) in a large group of children and describe the clinical evolution of the disease and compare it with the adult form...
  47. doi request reprint Arthritis and gum bleeding in two children
    Agata Vitale
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:158-60. 2009
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Do Kawasaki disease patients without coronary artery abnormalities need a long-term follow-up? A myocardial single-photon emission computed tomography pilot study
    Giulia Zanon
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University of Padua, 35128 Padua, Italy
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:419-24. 2009
    ..To determine the frequency and risk factors for long-term myocardial perfusion scintigraphy abnormalities in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Is there a role for arthroscopic synovectomy in oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis?
    Maria M Martinez Toledo
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Rheumatol 33:1868-72. 2006
    ..To evaluate the longterm efficacy and safety of arthroscopic synovectomy (AS) in children with oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
  50. ncbi request reprint A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of infliximab plus methotrexate for the treatment of polyarticular-course juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
    Nicolino Ruperto
    IRCCS, Istituto G Gaslini, Genoa, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 56:3096-106. 2007
    ..To evaluate the safety and efficacy of infliximab in the treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)...
  51. pmc IL1 and TNF gene polymorphisms in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis treated with TNF inhibitors
    Rolando Cimaz
    Unité Mixte Hospices Civils de Lyon BioMérieux, Lyon, France
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:900-4. 2007
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of parenteral methotrexate comparing an intermediate dose with a higher dose in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis who failed to respond to standard doses of methotrexate
    Nicolino Ruperto
    IRCCS G Gaslini, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 50:2191-201. 2004
    ..5 mg/m(2)/week)...
  53. ncbi request reprint The Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization criteria for the evaluation of response to therapy in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus: prospective validation of the disease activity core set
    Nicolino Ruperto
    Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization PRINTO, IRCCS G Gaslini, Universita di Genova, Pediatria II Reumatologia, Largo Gaslini, Genoa, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 52:2854-64. 2005
    ..To validate and promulgate a core set of outcome measures for the evaluation of response to treatment in patients with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Painful hand and foot swelling in a 6-month-old girl
    Elena Vanin
    Paediatric Department, Arzignano Hospital, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 162:47-8. 2003
  55. ncbi request reprint A randomized, double-blind clinical trial of two doses of meloxicam compared with naproxen in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: short- and long-term efficacy and safety results
    Nicolino Ruperto
    IRCCS G Gaslini, Pediatria II, Reumatologia, Genoa, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 52:563-72. 2005
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Localized scleroderma
    Ronald M Laxer
    Department of Paediatrics and Medicine, University of Toronto, Vice President, Education and Quality, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 18:606-13. 2006
    ..Localized scleroderma, also known as morphoea, has a variety of clinical manifestations that can include systemic involvement. Early recognition, diagnosis and treatment may improve the long-term outcome...
  57. ncbi request reprint Laser Doppler flowmetry for assessing localized scleroderma in children
    Lisa Weibel
    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 56:3489-95. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) in comparison with infrared thermography in the detection of scleroderma disease activity...
  58. ncbi request reprint Changes in markers of bone turnover and inflammatory variables during alendronate therapy in pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases
    Rolando Cimaz
    Clinica Pediatrica, ICP, Milano, Italy
    J Rheumatol 29:1786-92. 2002
    ..In this study, we evaluated the changes in bone metabolism and disease activity markers in 45 patients ages 5 to 18 years (31 female, 14 male) with rheumatic diseases treated with alendronate for 12 months...