Pregnancy Outcomes in Systemic Sclerosis Patients: Effects of Disease Subtype, Disease Onset, and Type I Topoisomerases
Hadi PoorMoghim, Moghadaseh Shakerian, Zahra Raoofi, Arash Jalali and Elham Andalib
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 30, 2020
Pregnancy occurred in 109 (84%) women (diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis, 48.8%; limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis, 52.2%). Based on the findings, 20 (15.5%) women were nulliparous. Overall, 229 pregnancies occurred before the disease onset and 49 pregnancies after the disease onset. Spontaneous abortion was reported more frequently in pregnancies occurring after the disease onset, compared to those occurring before the disease (24.4% vs. 9.6%; P = 0.005). Successful pregnancy was reported...
The Relationship Between Disease Activity, Demographic and Characteristic Features in Individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Elif GUR KABUL, Bilge BAŞAKCI ÇALIK, Ceren KORKMAZ, Ummuhan BAŞ ASLAN, Murat TASCI, and Veli COBANKARA
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 02, 2020
A total of 143 participants (120 females, 23 males, mean age = 50.32 ± 12.14 years) diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) according to the American College of Rheumatology 2010 criteria, were included in the study. Demographic features (gender, body mass index) and disease-related characteristics features (duration of disease, morning stiffness, presence of deformity, presence of nodules, dry eye, nail abnormalities, Raynaud's phenomenon, osteoporosis, dyspnea at rest, exertional dyspnea) of...
Bechet or Not, that is the Question?
Adnan N Kiani, Monthida Fangtham, Wilmer Sibbitt, Roderick Fields and Nicole S Emil
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: January 30, 2020
A 20-year-old female with recurrent childhood ear infections, and reported history of recurrent oral, genital ulcerations and UTIs, presented as transfer from outside hospital with concern for Behcet syndrome. The patient initially had a 3-4-month history of fever, oral and genital ulcerations and worsening respiratory symptoms. She was initially treated at urgent care with antivirals and nitrofurantoin. She was later admitted to an outside hospital with worsening of aforementioned symptoms and ...