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Arthritis & Rheumatism, Volume 60,
October 2009 Abstract Supplement

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

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LANtern (Lupus Asian Network): Evaluation of An Innovative National Program
Tran M., Horton R., Yee A., Paget S.

Late Improvement in Processing Functions in Patients with Neonatal-Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID) Treated with the Recombinant IL-1 Receptor Antagonist Anakinra
Paul SM, Snow H. Hildenbrand J., Jain M., O'Shea M. Smith C., Wiggs C. Henderson E., Comis L., Pham T.H., Plass N., Chapelle D., Stone D., Wesley R., Goldbach-Mansky R.

Late-Age Onset Scleroderma
Manno Rebecca L., Wigley Fredrick M., Hummers Laura K.

Lentiviral-Based Bioluminescent Imaging of Synovial Inflammatory Subtypes in Experimental Arthritis and Human Synovial Fibroblasts
Geurts Jeroen, Vermeij Eline A., Arntz Onno J., Kinne Raimund W., van den Berg Wim B., van de Loo Fons A.

Lessons Learned From Community-Based Arthritis Physical Activity and Behavior Change Interventions: Reaching Hard-to-Reach Populations
Houenou Laura O., Schoster Britta, Altpeter Mary, Goeppinger Jean, Callahan Leigh F.

Level of Gastrointestinal Discomfort in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Associated with Indicators of Health Status and Other Measures of Disease Activity
Persson Cathrine, Kvien Tore K., Uhlig Till

Levels of Anti-CCP and IgM RF Predict Persistent Arthritis in Patients with Very Early Undifferentiated Arthritis (UA)
Mjaavatten Maria D., van der Heijde Désirée M.F.M., Uhlig Till, Haugen Anne J., Nygaard Halvor, Sidenvall Göran, Helgetveit Knut, Kvien Tore K.

Lifestyle and Comorbidity Risk Factors for a Poor Prognosis in Very Early Inflammatory Polyarthritis: Results From the STIVEA Trial
Verstappen S.M.M., McCoy M.J., Roberts C., Dale N.E., Hassell A.B., Symmons D.P.M., STIVEA trial committee 

Lipoprotein Components Are Not Associated with Myocardial Infarction or Stroke in RA
Semb Anne Grete, Walldius G., Aastveit A., Jungner I., Kvien T.K., Holme I.

LITHE: Tocilizumab Inhibits Radiographic Progression and Improves Physical Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients (Pts) at 2 Yrs with Increasing Clinical Efficacy Over Time
Fleischmann Roy, Burgos-Vargas R., Ambs P., Alecock E., Kremer J.

Liver Enzyme Levels in Patients Receiving Tocilizumab with Methotrexate: 1-Year Results From the LITHE Study
Kremer J., Cantagrel Alain, Montecucco C., Malamet R., Pilson R., Schiff M. H.

Local Gene Therapy in Experiment Arthritis with Plasmid Encoding Soluble TNF Receptor Type I (sTNFRI)
Denys A.

Localized Scleroderma Therapy: Do Different Regimens Matter?
Brown Amanda G., Torok Kathryn S., Arkachaisri Thaschawee

Localized Vasculitis of the Gastrointestinal Tract: A Case Series
Salvarani Carlo, Calamia Kenneth T., Crowson Cynthia S., Miller Dylan V., Broadwell Aaron W., Hunder Gene G., Matteson Eric L., Warrington Kenneth J.

Long Term Mortality Is Increased in Male as Patients
Bakland Gunnstein, Gran Sr. Jan Tore, Nossent Hans

Long Term Therapeutic Response to Milnacipran Treatment for Fibromyalgia. A European 1-Year Extension Study Following a 3-Month Study
Branco Jaime C., Cherin Patrick, Spath Michael, Mainguy Yves

Longitudinal Evaluation of Idiotypic and Anti-Idiotypic Response to the Major Epitope of La/SSB Autoantigen in Mothers Enrolled in the PITCH (Preventive IVIG Therapy for Congenital Heart Block) Study
Routsias Jg., Kyriakidis Nikolaos, Llanos Carolina, Clancy Robert M., Buyon Jill, Tzioufas Athanasios G.

Longitudinal Rate and Sensitivity to Change in Knee Cartilage Morphology in Osteoarthritis as a Function of Radiographic Disease Grades (KLG 0 to 4) Results From 716 Participants From the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI)
Eckstein Felix, Le Graverand Marie-Pierre Hellio, Benichou Olivier D., Dreher Donatus, Davies Richard Y., Nevitt Michael, Lee Jennifer, Baribaud Fred, Gimona Alberto, Hudelmaier Martin I., Wirth Wolfgang, OAI investigators 

Long-Term Beneficial Effects of Statins On Vascular Manifestations in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis
Kuwana Masataka, Okazaki Yuka, Kaburaki Junichi

Long-Term Clinical and Radiographic Progression of Hand Osteoarthritis and Its Determinants
Bijsterbosch J., Watt I., Meulenbelt I., Rosendaal F.R., Huizinga T.W.J., Kloppenburg M.

Long-Term Efficacy of Tocilizumab in Rheumatoid Arthritis for up to 3.5 Years
Smolen J. S., Gomez-Reino J. J., Davies C., Alecock E., Rubbert-Roth Andrea, Emery Paul

Long-Term Follow up of Children with the Low Penetrance R92Q Mutation of TNFRSF1A Gene
Pelagatti Maria Antonietta, Meini Antonella, Caorsi Roberta, Capra Francesca, Federici Silvia, Zulian F., Tommasini Alberto, Martini Alberto, Gattorno Marco

Longterm Follow-up of ASA/P Trial Participants: No Evidence of Thrombotic Sequelae 20 Years After Anti-Phospholipid-Associated Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Clark Christine A., Spitzer Karen A., Laskin Carl A.

Long-Term Impact of Adalimumab Plus Methotrexate On Radiographic, Clinical, and Functional Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Keystone Edward C., Kavanaugh Arthur, van der Heijde Désirée M.F.M., Sinisi Sandra, Hall Jesse, Guerette Benoît

Long-Term Outcomes-Mycophenolate Mofetil Treatment for Lupus Nephritis with Addition of Tacrolimus for Resistant Cases
Cortes-Hernandez J., Torres-Salido M., Segarra-Medrano A., Vilardell-Tarres M., Ordi-Ros Josep

Long-Term Prognosis and Causes of Death in PMR: The Prospective, Double-Cohort GRACG Study
Schmidt Jean, Duhaut Pierre, Salle Valery, Smail Amar, Chatelain Denis, Bosshard Sylvie, Piette Jean -Charles, Pellet Hélène, Ducroix Jean-Pierre

Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Rilonacept in Patients with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA)
Lovell Daniel J., Giannini Edward H., Kimura Yukiko, Li Suzanne C., Hashkes Philip J., Reiff Andreas O., Wallace Carol A., Onel Karen, Foell Dirk, Nadler Douglas R., Biedermann Stephanie, Hamilton Jennifer D., Radin Allen R.

Long-Term Safety and Gastrointestinal Tolerability of Tapentadol Extended Release or Oxycodone Controlled Release in Patients with Chronic Low Back or Osteoarthritis Pain
Grond Stefan, Kuperwasser Brigitte, McCann Bettyanne, Lange Robert, Lange Bernd, Okamoto Akiko, Gilbert Jane, Steup Achim, Haufel Thomas, Etropolski Mila

Long-Term Safety and Tolerability of Tocilizumab Treatment in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and a Mean Treatment Duration of 2.4 Years
van Vollenhoven Ronald F., Siri D., Furie R., Krasnow J., Alecock E., Alten R.

Long-Term Safety of Rituximab: Long-Term Follow-up of the RA Clinical Trials and Retreatment Population
van Vollenhoven Ronald F., Emery Paul, Bingham III Clifton O., Keystone Edward C., Fleishmann Roy M., Furst Daniel E., Macey Katherine, Sweetster Marianne T., Lehane Patricia B., Farmer Pamela, Long Simon G.

Long-Term Surgical and Medical Outcome in Takayasu Arteritis: Vascular Procedures Performed in Active Patients Have a Poor Outcome
Bicakcigil Muge, Aksu Kenan, Kamali Sevil, Akar Servet, Karadag Omer, Ozer Huseyin T., Onen Fatos, Aydin Sibel Z., Yilmaz Neslihan, Ozbalkan Zeynep, Ates Askin, Cefle Ayse, Cobankara Veli, Onat Mesut A., Tunc Ercan, Karaaslan Yasar, Akkoc Nurullah, Yucel A. Eftal, Keser Gokhan, Kiraz Sedat, Inanc Murat, Direskeneli Haner

Long-Term Tanezumab Use for Treatment of Moderate to Severe Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: An Open-Label Extension Study
Lane Nancy E., Schnitzer Thomas J., Birbara Charles A., Smith Michael D., Simpson Sue, Brown Mark T., McManus Christina J.

Low Back Pain Patients Experience Lower Pain Intensity After Extensive Physical Testing
Maribo Thomas, Iversen Elena, Jensen Lone D., Stengaard-Pedersen Kristian, Schiottz-Christensen Berit

Low Educational Level, Family History of RA and Early Disability Are Associated with Moderate to Severe Disability at 1 Year of Follow-up in Patients with Early RA: Results From the ESPOIR Cohort
Salliot Carine, Bombardier Claire, Devauchelle Valérie, Lukas Cedric, Saraux Alain, Combe Bernard, Dougados Maxime

Low Glycosaminoglycan Levels in Osteoarthritic Articular Cartilage Vesicles
Kiehn Kathryn, Gohr Claudia, Rosenthal Ann K.

Low Lean Mass: a Major Factor for Low Bone Mass in Pre-Menopausal Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Costa Luciana P., Bonfa Eloisa, Caparbo Valeria F., Borba Eduardo F., Muniz Luciana F., Paupitz Juliane A., Pereira Rosa M. R.

Low Mycophenolic Acid Area Under the Curve Is a Major Parameter of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Activity
Arnaud Laurent, Zahr Noël, Haroche Julien, Hulot Jean-Sébastien, Marquet Pierre, Funck-Brentano Christian, Piette Jean-Charles, Amoura Zahir

Low Physical Activity Is Associated with Proinflammatory High-Density Lipoprotein and Increased Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Volkmann Elizabeth R., Grossman Jm, Sahakian Lori J., Skaggs Brian J., FitzGerald John D., Ragavendra Nagesh, Charles-Schoeman Christina, Chen Weiling, Gorn Alan H., Karpouzas George A., Weisman Michael H., Wallace Daniel J., Hahn Bevra H., McMahon Maureen A.

Low Vitamin D Levels Are Associated with Insulin Resistance, Markers of Systemic Inflammation and Endothelial Activation in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Haque Uzma, Bathon Joan M., Rosen Antony, Giles Jon T.

Lower Extremity Ulcers in Systemic Sclerosis: Features and Response to Therapy
Shanmugam Victoria K., Attinger Christopher E., Steen Virginia D.

Lower, Gender-Specific Cut-off Values for US Measurement of Achilles Enthesis Thickness May Better Identify Enthesitis in Spondyloarthropathies
Aydin Sibel Zehra, Filippucci Emilio, Yavuz Sule, Atagunduz Pamir, Direskeneli Haner

LRRC20 Is a Novel Gene Associated with Serum IFN- in SLE Patients
Kariuki Silvia N., Franek Beverly S., Mikolaitis Rachel A., Block Joel A., Jolly Meenakshi, Utset Tammy O., Skol Andrew D., Niewold Timothy B.

Lt12-Ltr Signaling Is Crucial for the Tolerance Against Extractable Nuclear Antigens
Van Praet Jens T., Vanassche Inge, Delanghe Sigurd, Drennan Michael, Degryse Nele, Coudenys Julie, Decruy Tine, Dendooven Amélie, De Keyser Filip, Ware Carl F., Elewaut Dirk

Lupus Activity Does Not Correlate with Estradiol During Pregnancy
Clowse Megan E. B., Tochacek Martin

Lupus in Asian Canadians: The 1000 Canadian Faces of Lupus Study
Peschken C. A., Pope Janet E., Silverman Earl D., Fortin P. R., Pineau Christian A., Zummer Michel, Urowitz Murray, Gladman Dafna, Hudson M., Tucker Lori B., Chedeville G., Huber A., Bernatsky S., Clarke Ann E., Smith C. Douglas, Arbillaga H., Ramsey SE., CaNIOS Investigators 

Lupus Nephritis: Outcome After Discontinuation of Immunosuppression
Barrutia Oier A., Sangle Shirish R., Vargas Jose, D'Cruz David P., Khamashta Munther A.

Lupus Nephritis: Urinary Biomarkers
Kiani Adnan, Arthur John, Magder Laurence, Oates Jim C., Petri Michelle

Lupus Susceptible Gene Polymorphisms in Patients with Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Horita Tetsuya, Nakagawa Hisako, Oku Kenji, Kataoka Hiroshi, Yasuda Shinsuke, Atsumi Tatsuya, Koike Takao

LY2439821, a Novel Anti-IL-17 Mab: Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy in Patients with RA On Background DMARDs
Genovese MC, Van den Bosch F., Roberson SA, Bojin S., Biagini M., Ryan P., Sloan-Lancaster J.

Lymphatic Vessels Are Decreased in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis and Correlate Inversely with Fingertip Ulcers
Akhmetshina Alfiya, Beer Jürgen, Englbrecht Matthias, Polzer Karin, Dees Clara, Busch Nicole, Distler Oliver, Schett Georg, Distler Jörg HW

Lymphocyte Subset Analysis and Influenza Specific CD8 Responses in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis On Immunosuppressive Medications
Verbsky James W., Werra Gwen, Edwards Brandon, Grewal Jenny, Relland Lance, Gorski Jack, Williams Calvin B.

Lymphomas in a North American Sjgrens Syndrome Population
Kang Jane, Fisher Lytia, Vivino Frederick B.

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