Sjogren's Syndrome
January 2017 Issue
 
 
 

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1:Interstitial lung disease in primary Sjogren's syndrome.
Authors:Roca F, Dominique S, Schmidt J, Smail A, Duhaut P, Levesque H, Marie I
Institution:Department of Internal Medicine, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France; INSERM U 905, University of Rouen IFRMP, Institute for Biochemical Research, Rouen, France. Electronic address: isabelle.marie@chu-rouen.fr.; Department of Pneumology, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France.; Department of Internal Medicine, Amiens University Hospital, Amiens, France.
Journal:Autoimmun Rev. 2017 Jan;16(1):48-54. doi: 10.1016/j.autrev.2016.09.017. Epub 2016 Sep 25.

2:Sjogren's syndrome: from pathogenesis to novel therapeutic targets.
Authors:Barone F, Colafrancesco S
Institution:Centre for Translational Inflammation Research, Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham, UK. f.barone@bham.ac.uk. Ageing, University of Birmingham, UK; and Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Rheumatology Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
Journal:Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 Jul-Aug;34(4 Suppl 98):58-62. Epub 2016 Jul 21.

3:Secondary Sjogren's Syndrome in 83 Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Authors:Hajiabbasi A, Shenavar Masooleh I, Alizadeh Y, Banikarimi AS, Ghavidel Parsa P
Institution:Guilan Rheumatology Research Center, Razi Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. Sciences, Rasht, Iran. Sciences, Rasht, Iran. Iran. Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
Journal:Acta Med Iran. 2016 Jul;54(7):448-53.

4:Salivary Gland Ultrasonography in Sjogren's Syndrome: Clinical Usefulness and Future Perspectives.
Authors:Baldini C, Luciano N, Mosca M, Bombardieri S
Journal:Isr Med Assoc J. 2016 Mar-Apr;18(3-4):193-6.

5:Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants and Sjogren's Syndrome.
Authors:Colafrancesco S, Perricone C, Shoenfeld Y
Journal:Isr Med Assoc J. 2016 Mar-Apr;18(3-4):150-3.

6:One year in review 2016: Sjogren's syndrome.
Authors:Ferro F, Vagelli R, Bruni C, Cafaro G, Marcucci E, Bartoloni E, Baldini C
Institution:Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy. of Pisa, Italy. of Florence, Italy. of Pisa, Italy. chiara.baldini74@gmail.com.
Journal:Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 Mar-Apr;34(2):161-71. Epub 2016 Apr 13.

7:Sleep quality in patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome.
Authors:Priori R, Minniti A, Antonazzo B, Fusconi M, Valesini G, Curcio G
Institution:Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Rheumatology Clinic, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. guido.valesini@uniroma1.it. Italy.
Journal:Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 May-Jun;34(3):373-9. Epub 2016 Apr 15.

8:Rituximab Effectiveness and Safety for Treating Primary Sjogren's Syndrome (pSS): Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Authors:Souza FB, Porfirio GJ, Andriolo BN, Albuquerque JV, Trevisani VF
Institution:Department of Evidence-Based Medicine, Sao Paulo Federal University (UNIFESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sao Paulo, Brazil. Paulo, Brazil.
Journal:PLoS One. 2016 Mar 21;11(3):e0150749. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150749. eCollection 2016.

9:Aortic Stenosis in a Patient With Sjogren's Syndrome.
Authors:Kono M, Aoyagi S, Okazaki T, Tayama K
Institution:Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Munakata Suikokai General Hospital.
Journal:Int Heart J. 2016;57(2):251-3. doi: 10.1536/ihj.15-349. Epub 2016 Mar 11.

10:Risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Female Adults With Primary Sjogren Syndrome: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study.
Authors:Shen TC, Wu BR, Chen HJ, Lin CL, Wei CC, Chen CH, Tu CY, Hsia TC, Shih CM, Hsu WH, Sung FC, Kao CH
Institution:From the Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine Science (T-CS, C-HC, F-CS, C-HK), College of Medicine; Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (T-CS, B-RW, C-HC, C-YT, T-CH, C-MS, W-HH), Department of Internal Medicine; Management Office for Health Data(H-JC, C-LL, F-CS); Children's Hospital (C-CW); Department of Health Services Administration (F-CS), China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Mahidol University Faculty of Public Health, Bangkok (F-CS), Thailand; and Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center (C-HK), China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(10):e3066. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003066.

11:Is There an Increased Arterial Stiffness in Patients with Primary Sjogren's Syndrome?
Authors:Sezis Demirci M, Karabulut G, Gungor O, Celtik A, Ok E, Kabasakal Y
Institution:Department of Nephrology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey.
Journal:Intern Med. 2016;55(5):455-9. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.55.3472. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

12:Heat shock proteins and chronic fatigue in primary Sjogren's syndrome.
Authors:Bardsen K, Nilsen MM, Kvaloy JT, Norheim KB, Jonsson G, Omdal R
Institution:Research Department, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway. of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway. Hospital, Stavanger, Norway. Norway. Hospital, Stavanger, Norway Department of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway roald.omdal@sus.no.
Journal:Innate Immun. 2016 Apr;22(3):162-7. doi: 10.1177/1753425916633236. Epub 2016 Feb 25.

13:Efficacy of belimumab and targeting of rheumatoid factor-positive B-cell expansion in Sjogren's syndrome: follow-up after the end of the phase II open-label BELISS study.
Authors:Quartuccio L, Salvin S, Corazza L, Gandolfo S, Fabris M, De Vita S
Institution:Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria S. Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy. devita.salvatore@aoud.sanita.fvg.it.; Institute of Pathology, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria S. Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy.
Journal:Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 Mar-Apr;34(2):311-4. Epub 2016 Feb 9.

14:Features of childhood Sjogren's syndrome in comparison to adult Sjogren's syndrome: considerations in establishing child-specific diagnostic criteria.
Authors:Yokogawa N, Lieberman SM, Sherry DD, Vivino FB
Institution:Department of Rheumatic Diseases, Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA. scott-lieberman@uiowa.edu. PA, USA.
Journal:Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 Mar-Apr;34(2):343-51. Epub 2016 Jan 20.

15:Atherosclerosis in Sjogren's syndrome: evidence, possible mechanisms and knowledge gaps.
Authors:Valim V, Gerdts E, Jonsson R, Ferreira GA, Brokstad KA, Brun JG, Midtbo H, Mydel PM
Institution:Department of Medicine, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil; and Broegelmann Research Laboratory, University of Bergen, Norway. val.valim@gmail.com. of Bergen, Norway. Horizonte, Brazil. Rheumatology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
Journal:Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 Jan-Feb;34(1):133-42. Epub 2016 Jan 20.

16:Safety of treatments for primary Sjogren's syndrome.
Authors:van Nimwegen JF, Moerman RV, Sillevis Smitt N, Brouwer E, Bootsma H, Vissink A
Institution:a Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology , University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands.; b Department of Ophthalmology , University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands.; c Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery , University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands.
Journal:Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2016;15(4):513-24. doi: 10.1517/14740338.2016.1146676. Epub 2016 Feb 16.

17:Diffuse Cystic Lung Disease as the Presenting Manifestation of Sjogren Syndrome.
Authors:Gupta N, Wikenheiser-Brokamp KA, Fischer A, McCormack FX
Institution:1 Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, and. Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati, Ohio; and. Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado.
Journal:Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Mar;13(3):371-5. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201511-759BC.

18:Tubulointerstitial nephritis in primary Sjogren syndrome: clinical manifestations and response to treatment.
Authors:Evans RD, Laing CM, Ciurtin C, Walsh SB
Institution:UCL Centre for Nephrology, UCL Medical School, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF, UK. rhydrevans@gmail.com. 2PF, UK. chris.laing@nhs.net. Floor Central, 250 Euston Road, London, NW1 2PG, UK. c.ciurtin@ucl.ac.uk. 2PF, UK. stephen.walsh@ucl.ac.uk.
Journal:BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Jan 5;17:2. doi: 10.1186/s12891-015-0858-x.

19:Early diagnosis of primary Sjogren's syndrome: EULAR-SS task force clinical recommendations.
Authors:Brito-Zeron P, Theander E, Baldini C, Seror R, Retamozo S, Quartuccio L, Bootsma H, Bowman SJ, Dorner T, Gottenberg JE, Mariette X, Bombardieri S, de Vita S, Mandl T, Ng WF, Kruize AA, Tzioufas A, Vitali C, Buyon J, Izmirly P, Fox R, Ramos-Casals M
Institution:a Sjogren Syndrome Research Group (AGAUR), Laboratory of Autoimmune Diseases Josep Font, CELLEX-IDIBAPS, Department of Autoimmune Diseases, ICMiD , Hospital Clinic , Barcelona , Spain.; b Department of Rheumatology , Skane University Hospital Malmo, Lund University , Sweden.; c Rheumatology Unit , University of Pisa , Pisa , Italy.; d Department of Rheumatology , Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris, Hopital Bicetre, Le Kremlin Bicetre , Paris , France.; e Department of Rheumatology , Universite Paris-Sud, Le Kremlin Bicetre , Paris , France.
Journal:Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2016;12(2):137-56. doi: 10.1586/1744666X.2016.1109449. Epub 2015 Dec 22.

20:Is salivary gland ultrasonography a useful tool in Sjogren's syndrome? A systematic review.
Authors:Jousse-Joulin S, Milic V, Jonsson MV, Plagou A, Theander E, Luciano N, Rachele P, Baldini C, Bootsma H, Vissink A, Hocevar A, De Vita S, Tzioufas AG, Alavi Z, Bowman SJ, Devauchelle-Pensec V
Institution:Department of Rheumatology, La Cavale Blanche University Hospital, Department of Rheumatology-ERI 29, Brittany University, Brest, France. Serbia. University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. Athens, Greece. Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. University Hospital 'Santa Maria della Misericordia', Udine, Italy. Athens, Greece. Rheumatology-ERI 29, Brittany University, Brest, France, valerie.devauchelle-pensec@chu-brest.fr.
Journal:Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 May;55(5):789-800. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kev385. Epub 2015 Dec 14.

21:Renal involvement in primary Sjogren syndrome.
Authors:Francois H, Mariette X
Institution:Department of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation, Hopitaux Universitaires Paris-Sud, Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Universite Paris-Saclay, 78 rue du General Leclerc, 94275 Le Kremlin-Bicetre, Paris, France. Publique-Hopitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Universite Paris-Saclay, IMVA Centre of Immunology of Viral Infections and Autoimmune Diseases, 78 rue du General Leclerc, 94275 Le Kremlin-Bicetre, Paris, France.
Journal:Nat Rev Nephrol. 2016 Feb;12(2):82-93. doi: 10.1038/nrneph.2015.174. Epub 2015 Nov 16.

22:Swallowing Disorders in Sjogren's Syndrome: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Effects on Quality of Life.
Authors:Pierce JL, Tanner K, Merrill RM, Miller KL, Kendall KA, Roy N
Institution:The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
Journal:Dysphagia. 2016 Feb;31(1):49-59. doi: 10.1007/s00455-015-9657-7. Epub 2015 Oct 19.

23:Rate, risk factors and causes of mortality in patients with Sjogren's syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies.
Authors:Singh AG, Singh S, Matteson EL
Institution:Division of Rheumatology and.
Journal:Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Mar;55(3):450-60. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kev354. Epub 2015 Sep 27.

24:Metabolic syndrome in Sjogren's syndrome patients: a relevant concern for clinical monitoring.
Authors:Augusto KL, Bonfa E, Pereira RM, Bueno C, Leon EP, Viana VS, Pasoto SG
Institution:Rheumatology Division, Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil. sandra.pasoto@hc.fm.usp.br.; Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Av. Dr. Arnaldo, 455, 3 degrees andar (Disciplina de Reumatologia), sala 3192, Cerqueira Cesar, Sao Paulo, SP, ZIP code 01246-903, Brazil. sandra.pasoto@hc.fm.usp.br.
Journal:Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Mar;35(3):639-47. doi: 10.1007/s10067-015-3072-1. Epub 2015 Sep 14.

25:Crying Without Tears: Dimensions of Crying and Relations With Ocular Dryness and Mental Well-Being in Patients With Sjogren's Syndrome.
Authors:van Leeuwen N, Bossema ER, Vermeer RR, Kruize AA, Bootsma H, Vingerhoets AJ, Bijlsma JW, Geenen R
Institution:Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University, PO Box 80.140, 3508 TC, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 3508 TC, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 3508 TC, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. Netherlands. Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 3508 TC, Utrecht, The Netherlands. r.geenen@uu.nl. Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. r.geenen@uu.nl.
Journal:J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2016 Mar;23(1):77-87. doi: 10.1007/s10880-015-9432-9.

26:Prevalence and clinical impact of fibromyalgia in patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome.
Authors:Choi BY, Oh HJ, Lee YJ, Song YW
Institution:Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. Korea. Seongnam-si, Korea. Department of Molecular Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Medical Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ysong@snu.ac.kr.
Journal:Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 Mar-Apr;34(2 Suppl 96):S9-13. Epub 2015 Aug 27.

27:Potential Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogren Syndrome With Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.
Authors:Rao CV
Institution:Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, Molecular and Human Genetics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproduction and Development Program, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA crao@fiu.edu.
Journal:Reprod Sci. 2016 May;23(5):566-71. doi: 10.1177/1933719115597765. Epub 2015 Aug 2.

28:Systemic activity and mortality in primary Sjogren syndrome: predicting survival using the EULAR-SS Disease Activity Index (ESSDAI) in 1045 patients.
Authors:Brito-Zeron P, Kostov B, Solans R, Fraile G, Suarez-Cuervo C, Casanovas A, Rascon FJ, Qanneta R, Perez-Alvarez R, Ripoll M, Akasbi M, Pinilla B, Bosch JA, Nava-Mateos J, Diaz-Lopez B, Morera-Morales ML, Gheitasi H, Retamozo S, Ramos-Casals M
Institution:Sjogren Syndrome Research Group (AGAUR), Laboratory of Autoimmune Diseases Josep Font, Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), ICMiD, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain.; Sjogren Syndrome Research Group (AGAUR), Laboratory of Autoimmune Diseases Josep Font, Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), ICMiD, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain Primary Care Research Group, Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Primary Care Centre Les Corts, CAPSE, Barcelona, Spain.; Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.; Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain.; Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain.
Journal:Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Feb;75(2):348-55. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-206418. Epub 2014 Nov 28.

29:Interstitial cystitis associated with primary Sjogren's syndrome successfully treated with a combination of tacrolimus and corticosteroid: A case report and literature review.
Authors:Ueda Y, Tomoe H, Takahashi H, Takahashi Y, Yamashita H, Kaneko H, Kano T, Mimori A
Institution:a Division of Rheumatic Diseases, National Center for Global Health and Medicine , Tokyo , Japan.; b Department of Urology , Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East , Tokyo , Japan.
Journal:Mod Rheumatol. 2016;26(3):445-9. doi: 10.3109/14397595.2014.895283. Epub 2014 Apr 11.

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