R Caporali

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pavia
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Comorbid conditions in the AMICA study patients: effects on the quality of life and drug prescriptions by general practitioners and specialists
    Roberto Caporali
    Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 35:31-7. 2005
  2. pmc Presenting features of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and rheumatoid arthritis with PMR-like onset: a prospective study
    R Caporali
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 60:1021-4. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory myopathy in a patient with cutaneous findings of pityriasis rubra pilaris: a case of Wong's dermatomyositis
    Roberto Caporali
    Department of Rheumatology, IRCCS Policlinico, San Matteo Hospital, University of Pavia, Piazzale Golgi 2, 27100, Pavia, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 23:63-5. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Do physicians treat symptomatic osteoarthritis patients properly? Results of the AMICA experience
    Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
    Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 35:38-42. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular effects of coxibs
    R Caporali
    University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Lupus 14:785-8. 2005
  6. doi request reprint WITHDRAWN: Abatacept as a first-line biological therapy
    Roberto Caporali
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy Electronic address
    Autoimmun Rev . 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Treating rheumatoid arthritis to target: an Italian rheumatologists' survey on the acceptance of the treat-to-target recommendations
    Roberto Caporali
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 32:471-6. 2014
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of low-dose glucocorticoids for rheumatoid arthritis in the biologic era
    Roberto Caporali
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 31:S9-13. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Modulating the co-stimulatory signal for T cell activation in rheumatoid arthritis: could it be the first step of the treatment?
    Roberto Caporali
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy Electronic address
    Autoimmun Rev 13:49-53. 2014
  10. pmc Low-dose oral prednisone improves clinical and ultrasonographic remission rates in early rheumatoid arthritis: results of a 12-month open-label randomised study
    Carlomaurizio Montecucco
    Division of Rheumatology, IRCCS Policlinico S, Matteo Foundation, University of Pavia, Piazzale Golgi 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R112. 2012

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Publications72

  1. ncbi request reprint Comorbid conditions in the AMICA study patients: effects on the quality of life and drug prescriptions by general practitioners and specialists
    Roberto Caporali
    Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 35:31-7. 2005
    ..The AMICA study evaluated how the presence of a coexistent disease and/or its chronic pharmacological treatment influenced the prescription of pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapy in patients with OA...
  2. pmc Presenting features of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and rheumatoid arthritis with PMR-like onset: a prospective study
    R Caporali
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 60:1021-4. 2001
    ..To evaluate in a prospective study whether patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with PMR-like onset show distinctive clinical and laboratory features...
  3. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory myopathy in a patient with cutaneous findings of pityriasis rubra pilaris: a case of Wong's dermatomyositis
    Roberto Caporali
    Department of Rheumatology, IRCCS Policlinico, San Matteo Hospital, University of Pavia, Piazzale Golgi 2, 27100, Pavia, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 23:63-5. 2004
    ..Treatment with prednisone and hydroxychloroquine led to complete control of the cutaneous and muscular involvement, which was maintained during prednisone tapering...
  4. ncbi request reprint Do physicians treat symptomatic osteoarthritis patients properly? Results of the AMICA experience
    Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
    Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 35:38-42. 2005
    ..The study was designed to evaluate their prescription modalities to determine whether they matched the recently proposed treatment guidelines for OA (ACR 2000; EULAR 2000; APS 2002)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular effects of coxibs
    R Caporali
    University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Lupus 14:785-8. 2005
    ..Long-term studies with a cardiovascular endpoint involving both selective and nonselective anti-inflammatory drugs are warranted...
  6. doi request reprint WITHDRAWN: Abatacept as a first-line biological therapy
    Roberto Caporali
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy Electronic address
    Autoimmun Rev . 2013
    ..The Publisher regrets that this article is an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2013.06.008. The duplicate article has therefore been withdrawn...
  7. ncbi request reprint Treating rheumatoid arthritis to target: an Italian rheumatologists' survey on the acceptance of the treat-to-target recommendations
    Roberto Caporali
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 32:471-6. 2014
    ..Our objective was to measure the level of acceptance and applicability of the 10 recommendations to treat RA to a target of remission/low disease activity in the Italian rheumatology community, before and after the educational programme...
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of low-dose glucocorticoids for rheumatoid arthritis in the biologic era
    Roberto Caporali
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 31:S9-13. 2013
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Modulating the co-stimulatory signal for T cell activation in rheumatoid arthritis: could it be the first step of the treatment?
    Roberto Caporali
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy Electronic address
    Autoimmun Rev 13:49-53. 2014
    ..Novel imaging outcomes and biological changes induced by abatacept treatment are also briefly reviewed. Optimal use of abatacept as a first-line biological therapy is discussed in light of the current recommendations and guidelines. ..
  10. pmc Low-dose oral prednisone improves clinical and ultrasonographic remission rates in early rheumatoid arthritis: results of a 12-month open-label randomised study
    Carlomaurizio Montecucco
    Division of Rheumatology, IRCCS Policlinico S, Matteo Foundation, University of Pavia, Piazzale Golgi 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R112. 2012
    ..No data currently exist that examine the clinical and US results offered by glucocorticoid co-medication over DMARD monotherapy in early RA patients...
  11. doi request reprint Glucocorticoids in rheumatoid arthritis
    Roberto Caporali
    Divisione di Reumatologia, Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Drugs 73:31-43. 2013
    ..Additional information about different routes of administration, step-down schedules and adverse effects are also considered...
  12. doi request reprint Disease-related malnutrition in outpatients with systemic sclerosis
    Roberto Caporali
    Division of Rheumatology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Piazzale Golgi 19, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Clin Nutr 31:666-71. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of malnutrition in a cohort of outpatients affected by Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) and its association with clinical variables...
  13. pmc Serum levels of CXCL13 are associated with ultrasonographic synovitis and predict power Doppler persistence in early rheumatoid arthritis treated with non-biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs
    Serena Bugatti
    Division and Laboratory of Rheumatology, University of Pavia School of Medicine, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Piazzale Golgi 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R34. 2012
    ..The current study was undertaken to investigate whether baseline serum levels of the chemokine CXCL13 might predict clinical and ultrasonographic (US) outcomes in patients with recent-onset RA...
  14. pmc The correct prednisone starting dose in polymyalgia rheumatica is related to body weight but not to disease severity
    Marco A Cimmino
    Clinica Reumatologica, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Genova, Viale Benedetto XV, 6, 16132 Genova, Italy
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:94. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to test if 12.5 mg prednisone/day is an adequate starting dose in PMR and to evaluate clinical predictors of drug response...
  15. pmc Multilevel examination of minor salivary gland biopsy for Sjogren's syndrome significantly improves diagnostic performance of AECG classification criteria
    Patrizia Morbini
    Department of Pathology, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 7:R343-8. 2005
    ..The assessment of a cFS obtained at three different section levels on minor salivary gland biopsies can be useful especially in biopsies with baseline FSs between 1 and 2...
  16. pmc Immunohistological assessment of the synovial tissue in small joints in rheumatoid arthritis: validation of a minimally invasive ultrasound-guided synovial biopsy procedure
    Carlo Alberto Scirè
    Chair and Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Piazzale Golgi 12, I 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 9:R101. 2007
    ..In conclusion, US-guided synovial biopsy represents a reliable tool for the assessment of the histopathological features of RA patients with a mini-invasive approach...
  17. pmc Autoantibody profile in rheumatoid arthritis during long-term infliximab treatment
    Francesca Bobbio-Pallavicini
    Department of Rheumatology University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S, Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 6:R264-72. 2004
    ..Also, the evolution of RF titres and that of anti-CCP antibody titres differed during long-term infliximab therapy...
  18. pmc Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies in primary Sjögren syndrome may be associated with non-erosive synovitis
    Fabiola Atzeni
    Rheumatology Unit, L, Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Via G, B, Grassi 74, 20127 Milan, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 10:R51. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) and its correlation with clinical and laboratory data...
  19. doi request reprint Safety of tumor necrosis factor alpha blockers in hepatitis B virus occult carriers (hepatitis B surface antigen negative/anti-hepatitis B core antigen positive) with rheumatic diseases
    R Caporali
    University of Pavia, IRCCS S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:749-54. 2010
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  20. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for the use of biologic therapy in rheumatoid arthritis: update from the Italian Society for Rheumatology I. Efficacy
    Roberto Caporali
    Division of di Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 29:S7-14. 2011
    ..The recommendations reported are intended to help prescribing rheumatologists to optimise the use of biologic agents in patients with RA seen in everyday practice; they are not to be considered as a regulatory rule...
  21. doi request reprint Switching TNF-alpha antagonists in rheumatoid arthritis: the experience of the LORHEN registry
    Roberto Caporali
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 9:465-9. 2010
    ..The patients with higher disease activity levels and those stopping the first anti-TNFalpha treatment because of a lack of efficacy are very likely to respond to the second treatment...
  22. doi request reprint Long term treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with rituximab
    Roberto Caporali
    Rheumatology Dept, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 8:591-4. 2009
    ..The use of rituximab in clinical practice has highlighted its efficacy and safety over more than 5 years of treatment, as well as to try to understand the timing for retreatment of patients relapsing after a good initial response...
  23. doi request reprint Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with anti-TNF-alpha agents: a reappraisal
    Roberto Caporali
    Rheumatology Unit, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 8:274-80. 2009
    ..As the first published registry of anti-TNFalpha-treated patients in Italy, Lombardy Rheumatology Network (LORHEN) is already making its contribution in this direction...
  24. doi request reprint DMARDS and infections in rheumatoid arthritis
    Roberto Caporali
    Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 8:139-43. 2008
    ..Beside the general positive profile of DMARDs as for infectious risk, a careful use and tight control of the patients is recommended...
  25. doi request reprint Safety and usefulness of minor salivary gland biopsy: retrospective analysis of 502 procedures performed at a single center
    Roberto Caporali
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS San Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 59:714-20. 2008
    ..To analyze the safety of our biopsy technique and the effectiveness of minor salivary gland biopsy (MSGB) for the diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and amyloidosis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Glucocorticoid treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica
    R Caporali
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 29:S143-7. 2011
    ..The role of glucocorticoids in the pathogenesis of PMR, as well as the available evidence concerning different schedules of glucocorticoid treatment, including administration according to circadian rhythms, are discussed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prednisone plus methotrexate for polymyalgia rheumatica: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Roberto Caporali
    University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Ann Intern Med 141:493-500. 2004
    ..Steroids are the standard treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica. The efficacy of the candidate drug methotrexate has not yet been demonstrated in controlled studies...
  28. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis in beta-thalassemic trait: clinical, serologic and immunogenetic profile
    Roberto Caporali
    Cattedra e Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Università di Pavia IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Joint Bone Spine 71:117-20. 2004
    ..To investigate the clinical, serologic, radiologic and immunogenetic characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) occurring in patients with beta-thalassemic trait as compared with RA in control patients from the same geographical area...
  29. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of anti-TNF agents in the Lombardy rheumatoid arthritis network (LORHEN)
    P Sarzi-Puttini
    Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Reumatismo 60:290-5. 2008
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Infliximab in the treatment of adult Still's disease refractory to conventional therapy
    L Cavagna
    Chair of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, Policlinico San Matteo, Piazzale Golgi no. 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 19:329-32. 2001
    ..Further studies are needed to evaluate the long-term safety, efficacy and the optimal schedule of infusion...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of procalcitonin measurement in febrile patients with systemic autoimmune diseases
    C A Scirè
    Rheumatology and Rheumatology Unit, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo and Immunohematology Unit, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:123-8. 2006
    ..To determine the usefulness of plasma procalcitonin (PCT) measurement to suspect infectious etiology in febrile patients with systemic autoimmune disease...
  32. ncbi request reprint Autoantibodies to RNA-polymerases in Italian patients with systemic sclerosis
    A Bardoni
    Department of Biochemistry A Castellani, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 21:301-6. 2003
    ..To assess the frequency and clinical correlates of the systemic sclerosis-related autoantibodies to RNA polymerases in Italian patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint Clinical presentation of osteoarthritis in general practice: determinants of pain in Italian patients in the AMICA study
    Marco A Cimmino
    Rheumatology, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 35:17-23. 2005
    ..To assess the clinical characteristics and determinants of pain observed by general practitioners (GPs) in Italian patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand, hip, and knee...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impaired bone marrow hematopoietic progenitor cell function in rheumatoid arthritis patients candidated to autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    C Porta
    Istituto di Medicina Interna ed Oncologia Medica, Università degli Studi di Pavia e I R C C S Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Bone Marrow Transplant 33:721-8. 2004
    ..These observations may identify the biological risk factors for impaired mobilization and/or engraftment when RA patients are candidates for autologous hematopoietic stem cell grafting...
  35. pmc High IgA rheumatoid factor levels are associated with poor clinical response to tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis
    Francesca Bobbio-Pallavicini
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Policlinico S Matteo, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:302-7. 2007
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Role of chemokines and chemokine receptors in regulating specific leukocyte trafficking in the immune/inflammatory response
    A Manzo
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 21:501-8. 2003
    ..In this review we discuss the role of chemokines and chemokine receptors in regulating leukocyte trafficking in different anatomical sites in the context of distinct functional phases of the immune/inflammatory response...
  37. doi request reprint Predicting response to anti-TNF treatment in rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Fabiola Atzeni
    Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 8:431-7. 2009
    ..To identify the clinical factors predicting failure or a good clinical response in the cohort of RA patients entered in the Lombardy Rheumatology Network (LORHEN) registry after 3 years of treatment with anti-TNF agents...
  38. ncbi request reprint Analysis of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic prescription patterns of general practitioners and specialists in the AMICA study
    Raffaele Scarpa
    Rheumatology, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 35:24-30. 2005
    ..To evaluate the prescription modalities of general practitioners (GPs) and specialists in symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) patients enrolled in the AMICA study...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of undiagnosed autoimmune rheumatic diseases in the first trimester of pregnancy. Results of a two-steps strategy using a self-administered questionnaire and autoantibody testing
    A Spinillo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    BJOG 115:51-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of undiagnosed rheumatic diseases in the first trimester of pregnancy...
  40. doi request reprint Perivascular fibrosis and IgG4-related disease: a case report
    S Monti
    U O Reumatologia, Universita di Pavia, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia
    Reumatismo 66:245-8. 2014
    ..This case highlights the need for increasing awareness and recognition of this new, emerging clinical condition. ..
  41. doi request reprint Biomarkers and prognostic stratification in psoriatic arthritis
    L Bogliolo
    UOC Reumatologia, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Universita di Pavia
    Reumatismo 64:88-98. 2012
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint [Plasma procalcitonin in rheumatic diseases]
    C A Scirè
    Cattedra e Unità Operativa di Reumatologia, Pavia, Italy
    Reumatismo 55:113-8. 2003
    ..This review will focus on the clinical significance of changes in serum procalcitonin levels in patients with connective tissue diseases and other rheumatic disorders...
  43. ncbi request reprint B cells in rheumatoid arthritis
    Serena Bugatti
    Chair and Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Piazzale Golgi 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 7:137-42. 2007
    ..All of these functions are essential in the development of RA, and lately have claimed attention as B cell depletion has become a common and effective strategy of treatment in RA...
  44. doi request reprint The effect of newly diagnosed undifferentiated connective tissue disease on pregnancy outcome
    Arsenio Spinillo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:632.e1-6. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate pregnancy outcome in a cohort of patients with newly diagnosed undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the apolipoprotein(a) size polymorphism in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Emmanouil Peros
    Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Therapeutics, Section of Internal Medicine, Vascular and Metabolic Diseases, IRCCS San Matteo Hospital, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Int J Mol Med 15:661-5. 2005
    ..As small apo(a) phenotypes have been related to adverse vascular effects, it is feasible that small apo(a) isoforms may be a useful biological marker in the assessment of vascular risk in patients with SLE...
  46. ncbi request reprint Autoimmunity in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
    Camillo Porta
    A Ferrata Institute of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, I R C C S San Matteo University Hospital, Pavia, Italy
    Semin Thromb Hemost 31:633-40. 2005
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Early disease control by low-dose prednisone comedication may affect the quality of remission in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis
    Monica Todoerti
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS S Matteo Foundation, Piazzale Golgi, Pavia, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1193:139-45. 2010
    ..480, CI 95% 1.354-14.817, P= 0.014). In conclusion, we found as in early RA low-dose prednisone comedication is associated with higher rate of clinical remission, earlier disease activity control and more stable remission over time...
  48. ncbi request reprint Adalimumab in the treatment of immune-mediated diseases
    G Lapadula
    Rheumatology Unit, Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine, Medical School, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 27:33-48. 2014
    ..Further research, designed to identify patients who may benefit most from this drug, will better highlight the role and cost-effectiveness of this versatile TNF inhibitor. ..
  49. ncbi request reprint Proliferation characteristics and polyploidization of cultured myofibroblasts from a patient with fibroblastic rheumatism
    C Lanni
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale and Istituto di Genetica Molecolare del CNR Sezione di Istochimica e Citometria, University of Pavia, Italy
    Eur J Histochem 47:257-62. 2003
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha response in rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an increase in serum soluble CD30
    Roberto Gerli
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 35:14-9. 2008
    ..To verify the contribution of this T cell subset to disease remission, sCD30 levels were analyzed longitudinally in patients with active RA following infliximab therapy...
  51. doi request reprint Tumour necrosis factor antagonist therapy and cancer development: analysis of the LORHEN registry
    Francesca Bobbio Pallavicini
    Rheumatology Department, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 9:175-80. 2010
    ..The objective was to compare cancer risk in a RA cohort population treated with TNF antagonists, and identify the characteristics of the patients at higher risk...
  52. ncbi request reprint Life-threatening onset of systemic vasculitis requiring intensive care unit admission: a case series
    S Monti
    Division of Rheumatolgy, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 33:S-126-31. 2015
    ..A high level of suspicion leading to prompt diagnosis is essential. Our objective was to investigate the epidemiologic characteristics and the type of life-threatening manifestations...
  53. doi request reprint Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage as a manifestation of Behçet disease
    V Grosso
    Division of Rheumatology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Reumatismo 65:138-41. 2013
    ..They may develop acutely or insidiously over a few days. We present a case of a patient with probable Behçet's disease complicated by pulmonary capillaritis and DAH resulting in refractory respiratory failure and death. ..
  54. doi request reprint A1.13 Ultrasound-guided assessement of axillary lymph nodes in rheumatoid arthritis: cross-sectional and prospective clinico-pathologic significance
    A Manzo
    Rheumatology and Translational Immunology Research Laboratories LaRIT, Division of Rheumatology, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation University of Pavia, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 73:A6. 2014
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  55. ncbi request reprint Overuse of prescription and otc non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
    L Cavagna
    Division of Rheumatology, University and IRCCS Foundation Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 26:279-81. 2013
    ..5 percent of patients) and osteoarthritis (47 percent of patients). We also evaluated causes underlying NSAIDs misuse (e.g. not satisfactory pain control, other painful conditions, etc)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Direct and indirect costs of osteoarthritis of the knee
    G Leardini
    Division of Rheumatology, Venice, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 22:699-706. 2004
    ..5% of GDP in industrialized countries and osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder. Osteoarthritis of the knee is especially common and is a major cause of disability requiring extensive utilization of health care resources...
  57. doi request reprint Ultrasonographic evaluation of joint involvement in early rheumatoid arthritis in clinical remission: power Doppler signal predicts short-term relapse
    Carlo A Scirè
    Division of Rheumatology, Early Arthritis Clinic, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:1092-7. 2009
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of a systematic musculoskeletal ultrasonographic (US) assessment in the detection of residual disease activity in patients with early RA who achieved clinical remission...
  58. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of tidal irrigation in Milwaukee shoulder syndrome
    Oscar Epis
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 34:1545-50. 2007
    ..To assess the efficacy of tidal irrigation in patients with Milwaukee shoulder syndrome (MSS)...
  59. ncbi request reprint Osteoarthritis: an overview of the disease and its treatment strategies
    Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
    Division of Rheumatology, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 35:1-10. 2005
    ..The disease course and patient's requirements often change over time, thus requiring a periodic review and readjustment of therapy rather than the rigid continuation of a single treatment...
  60. ncbi request reprint -238 and +489 TNF-alpha along with TNF-RII gene polymorphisms associate with the diffuse phenotype in patients with Systemic Sclerosis
    Barbara Tolusso
    Division of Rheumatology, UCSC Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Immunol Lett 96:103-8. 2005
    ..To investigate possible associations of TNF-alpha and TNF-RII gene polymorphisms with diffuse or limited skin involvement phenotype in a cohort of Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) patients...
  61. ncbi request reprint B cells in rheumatoid arthritis
    Serena Bugatti
    Chair and Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 6:482-7. 2007
    ..All of these functions are essential in the development of RA, and lately have claimed attention as B cell depletion has become a common and effective strategy of treatment in RA...
  62. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of antibodies to citrullinated peptides and rheumatoid factors in anti-TNF-alpha treated patients
    Francesca Bobbio-Pallavicini
    Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1109:287-95. 2007
    ..Pre-treatment RF positivity or negativity does not influence response to TNF-alpha blocking therapy while high pre-treatment levels of IgA RF seem to be associated with a poor response rate...
  63. ncbi request reprint Involvement of subchondral bone marrow in rheumatoid arthritis: lymphoid neogenesis and in situ relationship to subchondral bone marrow osteoclast recruitment
    Serena Bugatti
    University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Piazzale Golgi 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 52:3448-59. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptides in psoriatic arthritis
    Laura Bogliolo
    Department of Rheumatology and the Clinical Chemistry Laboratories, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    J Rheumatol 32:511-5. 2005
    ..To determine the presence and clinical significance of antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptides (anti-CCP) in psoriatic arthritis (PsA)...
  65. ncbi request reprint Characterization of immunoglobulin variable regions of two human pathogenic monoclonal cryocrystalglobulins
    Valentina Navazza
    Department of Internal Medicine, Clinica Medica I, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo University of Pavia, P le Golgi 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Mol Immunol 45:1519-24. 2008
    ..In particular, a rare replacement of a polar residue with proline is shared at the beginning of the VH complementarity-determining region 2, and this residue might be involved in intermolecular contacts...
  66. ncbi request reprint The characteristics of symptomatic osteoarthritis in general and specialist practice in Italy: design and methods of the AMICA Study
    Fabio Parazzini
    Division of Epidemiology, Istituto Mario Negri, Milan, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 35:11-6. 2005
    ..The diagnostic and clinical approach to osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand, knee, and hip in general practice and specialist practice in Italy as determined by the AMICA project...
  67. doi request reprint Prescribing pattern of drugs in the treatment of osteoarthritis in Italian general practice: the effect of rofecoxib withdrawal
    Marianna Alacqua
    University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 59:568-74. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare the trend of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) use and other analgesics in osteoarthritis (OA) treatment before and after rofecoxib withdrawal in Italian general practice...
  68. ncbi request reprint Systematic microanatomical analysis of CXCL13 and CCL21 in situ production and progressive lymphoid organization in rheumatoid synovitis
    Antonio Manzo
    Rheumatology Unit, Guy s, King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, Guy s Campus, London, UK
    Eur J Immunol 35:1347-59. 2005
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  69. ncbi request reprint Clinical and electrophysiological evaluation of peripheral neuropathy in rheumatoid arthritis
    Giovanni Albani
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 11:174-5. 2006
  70. ncbi request reprint Glucocorticoid effects on adrenal steroids and cytokine responsiveness in polymyalgia rheumatica and elderly onset rheumatoid arthritis
    Alberto Sulli
    Research Laboratory and Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, San Martino Hospital, University of Genova, Viale Benedetto XV, 6 16132 Genova, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1069:307-14. 2006
    ..Interestingly, in PMR and EORA/PMR patients, GC treatment was found to downregulate PRG serum levels...
  71. ncbi request reprint Is the course of steroid-treated polymyalgia rheumatica more severe in women?
    Marco A Cimmino
    Clinica Reumatologica, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialita Mediche, Universita di Genova, Viale Benedetto XV, 6, 16129 Genova, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1069:315-21. 2006
    ..In conclusion, sex is probably modulating the response to corticosteroids. This finding emphasizes the need to consider differences between males and females in the clinical and therapeutic approach to PMR patients...
  72. pmc CCL21 expression pattern of human secondary lymphoid organ stroma is conserved in inflammatory lesions with lymphoid neogenesis
    Antonio Manzo
    Rheumatology Unit, Guy s, King s, and St Thomas School of Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Pathol 171:1549-62. 2007
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