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Clinical Rheumatology

Journal of the International League of Associations for Rheumatology

Clinical Rheumatology OnlineFirst articles

12.06.2021 | Original Article

Serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein is correlated with quantitative magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopic cartilage findings in anterior cruciate ligament deficient knees without osteoarthritic changes

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and is a major cause of disability associated with mobility, affecting nearly 50% of the population [ 1 ]. Posttraumatic OA (PTOA) is a subtype of OA and accounts for approximately 12% of all …

11.06.2021 | Original Article

Initial methotrexate dosage is not associated with an increased risk of liver toxicity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Methotrexate (MTX) is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). It is the first-line treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) due to its well-established efficacy and safety profile [ 1 , 2 ]. Common adverse effects of MTX include …

09.06.2021 | Review Article

Mechanisms of thrombosis in ANCA-associated vasculitis

Patients with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) have a two- to threefold greater risk of developing venous as well as arterial thrombotic events. Although such thrombotic events are more commonly seen during …

08.06.2021 | Original Article Open Access

Association analysis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis genetic susceptibility factors in Estonian patients

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic rheumatic disease of childhood, encompassing all forms of chronic inflammatory arthritis of unknown cause and having an onset before the age of 16 years. JIA can be subdivided into …

07.06.2021 | Original Article

Performances of single tube nested polymerase chain reaction and GeneXpert ultra on Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues in the diagnosis of tuberculous spondylodiscitis

Mycobacteria are the most common cause of spondylodiscitis in tuberculosis endemic areas [ 1 ]. Computer tomography (CT)–guided percutaneous biopsy is required to obtain material for microbiological and histological studies [ 2 , 3 ]. Histological …

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Clinical Rheumatology is an international English-language journal devoted to publishing original clinical investigation and research in the general field of rheumatology with accent on clinical aspects at postgraduate level.

The journal succeeds Acta Rheumatologica Belgica, originally founded in 1945 as the official journal of the Belgian Rheumatology Society. Clinical Rheumatology aims to cover all modern trends in clinical and experimental research as well as the management and evaluation of diagnostic and treatment procedures connected with the inflammatory, immunologic, metabolic, genetic and degenerative soft and hard connective tissue diseases.

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