Abstract Index

Arthritis & Rheumatism, Volume 60,
October 2009 Abstract Supplement

The 2009 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting
Philadelphia October 16-21, 2009.

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B and T Lymphocyte Attenuator Regulates TCR Associated Transcription Factors
Greenberg Brian, Sedy John, Ware Carl F.

B Cell Signatures as Biomarkers in SLE
Wei Chungwen, Palanichamy Arumugam, Jenks Scott A., Hossler Jennifer Barnard, Rosenberg Alex, Kobie James, Zheng Bo, Lee Eun-Hyung, Qian Yu, Scheuermann Richard, Anolik Jennifer H., Sanz Iñaki

B2-Glycoprotein-I IgA Antibodies (a-b2GPI IgA Ab) but Not the IgG a-b2 and IgG a-Cardiolipin Listed in Sydney Criteria, Predispose to Vascular Events in Hispanics with SLE
Karpouzas George A., Moran Rosalinda C., Harris Chasity, Hahn Bevra H.

BAFF Induction by Viral Infection Is a General Phenomenon but Types of Viruses as Well as Mechanisms Involved in This Process Are Cell Type-Dependent
Ittah Marc, Miceli-Richard Corinne, Gestermann Nicolas, Mariette Xavier

Balance Ability in Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Bueno Vanessa, Len Claudio A., Terreri Maria T., Natour Jamil, Hilario Maria O.

Balance in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Houghton KM, MacLeod M.

BANK1 Is a Genetic Risk Factor for Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis Having Additive Effects with IRF5 and STAT4
Dieude Philippe, Guedj Mickael, Wippf Julien, Melchers Inga, Boileau Catherine, Allanore Yannick, GFRS and DNSS co-workers 

Baseline (BL) Characteristics of Gout Subjects Influence Urate-Lowering (UL) Efficacy During Febuxostat and Allopurinol Treatment
Becker M. A., MacDonald P., Chefo S., Jackson R. L.

Baseline Characteristics of Fibromyalgia Patients in 4 Clinical Trials of Milnacipran
Palmer Robert H., Clauw Daniel, Mainguy Yves, Wang Yong, Gendreau R. Michael

Baseline Effusion but Not Synovitis Predicts Cartilage Loss Over 30 Months in Subjects without Tibiofemoral Osteoarthritis - Results From the Multicenter Osteoarthritis (MOST) Study
Roemer Frank W., Guermazi Ali, Felson David T., Niu Jingbo, Nevitt Michael C., Crema Michel D., Lynch John A., Lewis C., Torner James, Zhang Yuqing

Baseline EGFR Is Predictive of Arterial Vascular Events in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE)
Zhang Wendy, Aghdassi Elaheh, Reich Heather, Scholey James, Su Jiandong, Lou Wendy, Fortin P. R.

Baseline PASI Is Associated with Sonographic Enthesitis in Psoriatic Arthritis
Aydin Sibel Zehra, Atagunduz Pamir, Seckin Dilek, Ergun Tulin, Filippucci Emilio, Direskeneli Haner

Baseline RANKL:OPG Ratio and Markers of Bone and Cartilage Degradation Predict Annual Radiological Progression Over 11 Years in Rheumatoid Arthritis
van Tuyl L.H.D., Voskuyl A.E, Boers M., Geusens P.P.M.M., Landewe R., Dijkmans B.A.C., Lems W.F.

Baseline Ultrasonographic Shoulder Assessment Can Predict the Functional Status in PMR Patients After Steroid Treatment
Macchioni Pierluigi, Catanoso Mariagrazia, Boiardi Luigi, Modesto Irene, Salvarani Carlo

B-Cell Reconstitution and T-Cell Balance After Rituximab Treatment of Active Primary Sjgrens Syndrome
Abdulahad Wayel H., Meijer Jiska, Pollard Rodney, Spijkervet F.K.L., Kallenberg C.G.M., Vissink A., Kroese Frans, Bootsma Hendrika

B-Cell Signature in Patients with JIA Is Associated with Age of Onset Suggesting Biologically Relevant Classification Criteria
Barnes Michael G., Thompson Susan D., Griffin Thomas A., Grom Alexei A., Glass David N., Colbert Robert A.

Behet Syndrome (BS) in the US: Clinical Characteristics, Treatment and Ethnic/Racial Differences in Manifestations in 347 Patients with BS
Yazici Yusuf, Schimmel Elizabeth, Swearingen C.J.

Being in Remission or in Low Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Different Meaning with the Use of Different Composite Scores
Koevoets R., Klarenbeek N.B., van der Heijde Désirée M.F.M., van Krugten M. V., van Schaardenburg D., Dijkmans B., Huizinga T.W.J., Kerstens P., Allaart C.F.

Beliefs and Practices of Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Physical Therapists (PTs) about Their Role in Addressing the Health-Related Work Problems of Patients with Chronic Health Conditions
Allaire S., Baker N., Keysor Julie J.

Beneficial Effect of One Year Etanercept Treatment On Lipid Profile in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: ETRA Study
Jamnitski Anna, Visman Ingrid M., Peters Mike J.L., Dijkmans Ben A.C., Voskuyl Alexandre E., Nurmohamed Michael T.

Benefit of Continuing Treatment Beyond 12 Weeks in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Tocilizumab and DMARDs Who Had Previous Inadequate Responses to DMARDs or TNF Inhibitors
Keystone Edward C., John A., Wong K.

Benefit of Continuing Treatment Beyond 12 Weeks in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Were Treated with Tocilizumab or Methotrexate Monotherapy
Keystone Edward C., John A., Wong K.

Benign Intracranial Hypertension Is a Significant Cause of Intractable Headache in Lupus Patients with Normal Cerebrospinal Fluid Composition
Kim Ji-Min, Lee Chang-Hun, Moon Su-Jin, Yoon Ho-Sung, Kang Kwi-Young, Kwok Seung-Ki, Ju Ji-Hyeon, Park Kyung-Su, Park Sung-Hwan, Kim Ho-Youn

Berg Balance and Risk of Indoor and Outdoor Falls in Elderly Men and Women
Nguyen Uyen-Sa DT, Quach Lien, Kelsey Jennifer L., Kiel Douglas P., Galica Andrew M., Oatis Carol A., Hannan Marian T.

Besides Disease Activity There Are Many Other Considerations Made in the Decision Whether or Not to Escalate Medication: a Qualitative Study
van Hulst Laura.T.C., Kievit Wietske, van Riel Piet L.C.M., Grol Richard, Fraenkel Liana, Hulscher Marlies E.J.L.

Best Websites for Fibromyalgia
Katz Robert S., Kwan Lauren, Polyak Jessica L.

Better Patient-Reported Physical Functioning Outcomes in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment with Adalimumab Plus Methotrexate Than Methotrexate Alone
Keystone Edward C., Roy Sanjoy, Chen Naijun, Rasty Saeed, Guerette Benoît, Cifaldi Mary, Landewe Robert

Beyond MyD88 and TRIF: Syk/SLP-76 Signaling as a Third Adaptor Pathway Downstream of Toll-Like Receptors
Rao Sheila, Behrens Edward M., Donnelly Tara T., Wu Gregory, Laufer Terri M., Sriram Uma, Gallucci Stefania, Koretzky Gary A.

BILAG Versus SELENA-SLEDAI Scoring in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients in EXPLORER
Gordon C., Merrill Joan T., Wallace D.J., Hsieh H., Brunetta P.

Bilateral Anterior Insular Glutamate (Glu) Is Asymmetrically Associated with Experimental Pain in Individuals with Fibromyalgia and Pain-Free Controls
Harris Richard, Sundgren Pia, Hubbard James, Craig A.D. (Bud), Clauw Daniel

Bim-BH3 Mimetic Therapy Is Effective at Suppressing Inflammatory Arthritis through the Activation Myeloid Cell Apoptosis
Scatizzi John C., Hutcheson Jack, Pope Richard M., Firestein Gary S., Koch Alisa E., Mavers Melissa, Haines III G. Kenneth, Perlman Harris R.

Biochemical Markers of Bone and Cartilage Remodelling: Interest in the Prediction of Lumbar Disc Degeneration Progression and Effects of Strontium Ranelate Over a 3-Year Period
Bruyere Olivier, Collette Julien, Deroisy Rita, Rabenda Véronique, Neuprez Audrey, Hiligsmann Mickaël, Reginster Jean Y.

Biochemical Markers of WntFrizzledb-Catenin Pathway and VEGF and Their Association with MRI Markers of Knee Osteoarthritis Progression
Corr M., Niu J., Hunter D.J., Guermazi A., Lane N.E., Felson David T.

Biochemical Response to Bolus Oral Cholecalciferol Treatment
Linklater Helen, Kiely Patrick D.W.

Biologic Therapy and Health-Related Quality of Life: Treatment Effect Heterogeneity in Patients with RA
Neovius M., Gulfe II A., Kristensen Le, Nilsson Jan-Åke, Karlsson J., Geborek P., South Swedish Arthritis Treatment Group (SSATG) 

Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Overview of Cochrane Reviews
Singh Jasvinder A., Christensen R., Wells GA, Suarez-Almazor Marie E., Buchbinder Rachelle, Lopez-Olivo Maria, Ghogomu Elizabeth T., Tugwell Peter

Biomarkers in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: Analysis of the Diagnostic Performance
Pietrapertosa Donatello, Tolusso Barbara, Bosello Silvia L., Fedele Anna L., Papalia Maria C., Gremese Elisa, Ferraccioli Gianfranco

Biomarkers of Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) Aid in Assessing Disease Activity Over Enzymes Alone
Rider L., Li L., Chipman J., Costello R., O'Hanlon T., Fleisher T., Csako G., Miller F.

Biomechanical Stretch Is a Key Initiating Event in the Development of Enthesitis in Murine Spondyloarthritis
Jacques Peggy, Lambrecht Stijn, Lories Rik J., Kollias George, Verbruggen Gust, Elewaut Dirk

Bisphosphonate Use Increases Risk of Transverse Minimal Trauma Fracture of Femoral Diaphysis
Tjeuw Michael H-Y., Oakley Stephen P., Balogh Zsolt, Major Gabor A.C.

Bisphosphonates and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation: a Meta-Analysis
Kim Seo Young, Solomon Daniel H.

Blockade of the IL-7 Receptor Inhibits Collagen-Induced Arthritis and Is Associated with Reduction of T-Cell Activity and Proinflammatory Mediators
Hartgring Sarita A.Y., Willis Cynthia R., Alcorn Dina, Nelson Laurel J., Bijlsma Johannes W. J., Lafeber Floris P.J.G., van Roon Joel A.G.

Blocking ERK1/2 Reduces TNF--Induced-IL-18 Bioactivity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Synovial Fibroblasts by Induction of IL-18BP
Marotte Hubert, Ahmed Salahuddin, Ruth Jeffrey H., Koch Alisa E.

Blocking LFA-1 with Efalizumab Promotes Inflammation, T Cell Activation and Autoimmunity in Primary Sjgrens Syndrome (pSS)
Nikolov Nikolay P., Nagaraju Kanneboyina, Ghimbovschi Svetlana, Alba Maria, Lapteva Larissa, Kleiner David, Clayton Janine, Alevizos Ilias, Grisius Margaret, Bebris Lolita, Illei Gabor G.

BLyS Promoter Polymorphism and Response to Rituximab in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Positive or Negative for the Rheumatoid Factor
Fabris Martina, Quartuccio Luca, Saracco Marta, Pellerito Raffaele, Atzeni Fabiola, Sarzi-Puttini Piercarlo, Cimmino Marco A., Benucci Maurizio, Fabro Cinzia, Morassi Pia, Bolzan Martina, Fischetti Fabio, Tonutti Elio, De Vita Salvatore

Body Composition and Disability Among Women with RA and Lupus
Katz Patricia, Wing Holly, Kaplan Sandi, Diskin Rachel, Julian L. J., Trupin Laura, Yazdany J., Criswell L.A., Yelin E.H.

Body Mass Index and Baseline Walking Speed as a Predictor for Longitudinal Cartilage Loss in Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA)
Lee Ji Yeon, Lo Grace H., Price Lori Lyn, McAlindon Timothy

Body Surface Area, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, Methotrexate and Antibodies to Infliximab Influence the Pharmacokinetics of Infliximab in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ducourau Emilie, Ternant David, Corondan Anca, Legoff Benoit, Perdriger Aleth, Devauchelle Valérie, Solau-Gervais Elisabeth, Goupille Philippe, Paintaud Gilles, Mulleman Denis

Bone Marrow Edema Is An Independent Predictor of Progression of MRI Erosions After 3 Years in Patients with Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lillegraven Siri, Haavardsholm Espen A., Boyesen Pernille, Ostergaard Mikkel, Uhlig Till, Kvien Tore K.

Bone Mineral Density Alone Fails to Recognize Seventy Percent of Men Who Are at High Risk of Fracture Compared to a Global Risk Assessment (Bone DESTINY) That Leads to Significant Undertreatment in This Population
Pavlova Viktoria, Beattie Karen A., Ioannidis George, Tricta Juliana, Larche Maggie J., Bensen William G., Adachi Jonathan D.

Bone Mineral Density in Patients with Recent Onset, Active Rheumatoid Arthritis: Two-Year Data of the NEO-RACo Study
Valleala Heikki, Kautiainen Hannu, Mottonen Timo, Hannonen Pekka J., Korpela Markku, Kaipiainen-Seppanen Oili, Paimela Leena, Karjalainen Anna, Julkunen Heikki, Leirisalo-Repo Marjatta

Bone Mineral Density Is Associated with Dynamic Joint Loads in Osteoarthritis Predisposed Knees
Dua Anisha, Thorp Laura E., Block Joel A., Shakoor Najia

Both Structural Damage of the Spine (X-Rays) and Spinal Inflammation (MRI) Contribute to Impairment of Spinal Mobility in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis
Machado Pedro, Landewe Robert, Braun Jürgen, Hermann Kay-Geert, Hsu Benjamin, Baker Daniel, van der Heijde Désirée M.F.M.

Burden On Society From Low Back Pain- Less Than Previously Shown? A Population-Based Register Study
Joud Anna, Englund Martin, Lithman Thor, Petersson Ingemar F.

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