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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530799/bioinspired-interface-engineering-for-moisture-resistance-in-nacre-mimetic-cellulose-nanofibrils-clay-nanocomposites
#1
Kun Yao, Shu Huang, Hu Tang, Yeping Xu, Gerd Buntkowsky, Lars A Berglund, Qi Zhou
The interfacial adhesion design between "mortar" and "bricks" is essential for mechanical and barrier performance of nanocellulose-based nacre-mimetic nanocomposites, especially at high moisture conditions. To address this fundamental challenge, dopamine (DA) has been conjugated to cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) and subsequently assembled with montmorillonite (MTM) to generate layered nanocomposite films inspired by the strong adhesion of mussel adhesive proteins to inorganic surfaces under water. The selective formation of catechol/metal ion chelation and hydrogen bonding at the interface between MTM platelets and CNFs bearing DA renders transparent films with strong mechanical properties, particularly at high humidity and in wet state...
May 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530180/red-eye-a-guide-for-non-specialists
#2
Andreas Frings, Gerd Geerling, Marc Schargus
BACKGROUND: Red eye can arise as a manifestation of many different systemic and ophthalmological diseases. The physician whom the patient first consults for this problem is often not an ophthalmologist. A correct assessment of the urgency of the situation is vitally important for the planning of further diagnostic evaluation and treatment. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective literature search in PubMed in August 2016 as well as on the authors' own clinical and scientific experience...
April 28, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530030/data-sharing-a-new-editorial-initiative-of-the-international-committee-of-medical-journal-editors-implications-for-the-editors-network
#3
Fernando Alfonso, Karlen Adamyan, Jean-Yves Artigou, Michael Aschermann, Michael Boehm, Alfonso Buendia, Pao-Hsien Chu, Ariel Cohen, Livio Dei Cas, Mirza Dilic, Anton Doubell, Dario Echeverri, Nuray Enç, Ignacio Ferreira-González, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Andreas Flammer, Eckart Fleck, Plamen Gatzov, Carmen Ginghina, Lino Goncalves, Habib Haouala, Mahmoud Hassanein, Gerd Heusch, Kurt Huber, Ivan Hulín, Mario Ivanusa, Rungroj Krittayaphong, Chu-Pak Lau, Germanas Marinskis, François Mach, Luiz Felipe Moreira, Tuomo Nieminen, Latifa Oukerraj, Stefan Perings, Luc Pierard, Tatjana Potpara, Walter Reyes-Caorsi, Se-Joong Rim, Olaf Rødevand, Georges Saade, Mikael Sander, Evgeny Shlyakhto, Bilgin Timuralp, Dimitris Tousoulis, Dilek Ural, J J Piek, Albert Varga, Thomas F Lüscher
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) provides recommendations to improve the editorial standards and scientific quality of biomedical journals. These recommendations range from uniform technical requirements to more complex and elusive editorial issues including ethical aspects of the scientific process. Recently, registration of clinical trials, conflicts of interest disclosure, and new criteria for authorship - emphasizing the importance of responsibility and accountability - have been proposed...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526685/differences-in-molecular-mechanisms-of-k-clearance-in-the-auditory-sensory-epithelium-of-birds-and-mammals
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Viviane Wilms, Chris Söffgen, Hans Gerd Nothwang
Mechanoelectrical transduction in the vertebrate inner ear is a highly conserved mechanism depending on K(+) influx into hair cells. Here, we investigated the molecular underpinnings of subsequent K(+) recycling in the chicken basilar papilla and compared it with those in the mammalian auditory sensory epithelium. Like mammals, the avian auditory hair cell uses KCNQ4, KCNMA1, and KCNMB1 as K(+) efflux systems. Expression of KCNQ1 and KCNE1 suggests an additional efflux apparatus in avian hair cells. Marked differences were observed for K(+) clearance...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525316/er-assembly-of-snare-complexes-mediating-formation-of-partitioning-membrane-in-arabidopsis-cytokinesis
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Matthias Karnahl, Misoon Park, Ulrike Mayer, Ulrike Hiller, Gerd Jürgens
Intracellular membrane fusion mediates diverse processes including cell growth, division and communication. Fusion involves complex formation between SNARE proteins anchored to adjacent membranes. How and in what form interacting SNARE proteins reach their sites of action is virtually unknown. We have addressed this problem in the context of plant cell division in which a large number of TGN-derived membrane vesicles fuse with one another to form the partitioning membrane. Blocking vesicle formation at the TGN revealed cis-SNARE complexes...
May 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523363/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-laparoscopic-mesh-versus-suture-repair-of-hiatus-hernia-objective-and-subjective-outcomes
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Chao Zhang, Diangang Liu, Fei Li, David I Watson, Xiang Gao, Jan H Koetje, Tao Luo, Chao Yan, Xing Du, Zhonggao Wang
BACKGROUND: Hiatus hernia (HH) contributes to the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Mesh-augmentation of surgical repair might be associated with a reduced risk of recurrence and GERD. However, recurrence rates, mesh-associated complications and quality of life (QOL) after mesh versus suture repair are debated. The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine HH recurrence following mesh-augmentation versus suture repair. Secondary aims were to compare complications, mortality, QOL and GERD symptoms following different repair techniques...
May 18, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523360/comparison-of-the-multichannel-intraluminal-impedance-ph-and-conventional-ph-for-measuring-esophageal-acid-exposure-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Masato Hoshino, Nobuo Omura, Fumiaki Yano, Kazuto Tsuboi, Se Ryung Yamamoto, Shunsuke Akimoto, Takahiro Masuda, Hideyuki Kashiwagi, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND: The modalities for evaluating acid reflux in medical care for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include conventional pH (C-pH), wireless pH (Bravo(®)) and multichannel intraluminal impedance pH (MII-pH), which have been reported to vary with respect to the duration of acid reflux. In this study, we examined the difference between the acid reflux in C-pH and MII-pH among patients with GERD. METHODS: Prior to initial laparoscopic fundoplication carried out on 297 cases from December 1994 to April 2016, an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and C-pH or MII-pH were conducted...
May 18, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521729/self-rated-health-and-functional-capacity-in-individuals-reporting-overlapping-symptoms-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-functional-dyspepsia-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-population-based-study
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Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Sanne Rasmussen, Kirubakaran Balasubramaniam, Sandra Elnegaard, Peter Fentz Haastrup
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are common functional gastrointestinal conditions with a significant impact on daily life. The objectives were to analyse general self-rated health and self-reported functional capacity in adults meeting the criteria for GERD, FD and IBS, respectively, and in individuals who meet the criteria for more than one of the conditions. METHODS: A nationwide study of 100,000 individuals aged 20 years and above, randomly selected in the general Danish population...
May 18, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516519/exercise-training-in-diastolic-heart-failure-ex-dhf-rationale-and-design-of-a-multicentre-prospective-randomized-controlled-parallel-group-trial
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Frank Edelmann, Anna Bobenko, Götz Gelbrich, Gerd Hasenfuss, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, André Duvinage, Silja Schwarz, Meinhard Mende, Christiane Prettin, Tobias Trippel, Ruhdja Lindhorst, Daniel Morris, Elisabeth Pieske-Kraigher, Kathleen Nolte, Hans-Dirk Düngen, Rolf Wachter, Martin Halle, Burkert Pieske
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a common disease with high incidence and increasing prevalence. Patients suffer from functional limitation, poor health-related quality of life, and reduced prognosis. A pilot study in a smaller group of HFpEF patients showed that structured, supervised exercise training (ET) improves maximal exercise capacity, diastolic function, and physical quality of life. However, the long-term effects of ET on patient-related outcomes remain unclear in HFpEF. The primary objective of the Exercise training in Diastolic Heart Failure (Ex-DHF) trial is to investigate whether a 12 month supervised ET can improve a clinically meaningful composite outcome score in HFpEF patients...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516419/abstracts-of-the-52nd-workshop-for-pediatric-research-frankfurt-germany-27-28-october-2016
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Rhea van den Bruck, Patrick P Weil, Thomas Ziegenhals, Philipp Schreiner, Stefan Juranek, Daniel Gödde, Silvia Vogel, Frauke Schuster, Valerie Orth, Johannes Dörner, Daniel Pembaur, Meike Röper, Stefan Störkel, Hubert Zirngibl, Stefan Wirth, Andreas C W Jenke, Jan Postberg, Nikolas Boy, Jana Heringer, Gisela Haege, Esther M Glahn, Georg F Hoffmann, Sven F Garbade, Peter Burgard, Stefan Kölker, Cho-Ming Chao, Faady Yahya, Alena Moiseenko, Amit Shrestha, Negah Ahmadvand, Jennifer Quantius, Jochen Wilhelm, Elie El-Agha, Klaus-Peter Zimmer, Saverio Bellusci, Christian Staufner, Stefan Kölker, Holger Prokisch, Georg F Hoffmann, Stephan Seeliger, Matthias Müller, Andreas Hippe, Henrik Steinkraus, Roland Wauer, Burkhard Lachmann, Sigrun R Hofmann, Christian M Hedrich, Jakob Zierk, Farhad Arzideh, Rainer Haeckel, Wolfgang Rascher, Manfred Rauh, Markus Metzler, Sebastian Thieme, Joanna Bandoła, Cornelia Richter, Martin Ryser, Arshad Jamal, Michelle P Ashton, Malte von Bonin, Matthias Kuhn, Christian M Hedrich, Ezio Bonifacio, Reinhard Berner, Sebastian Brenner, Johanna Hammersen, Cristina Has, Nora Naumann-Bartsch, Daniel Stachel, Dimitra Kiritsi, Stephan Söder, Mathilde Tardieu, Markus Metzler, Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, Holm Schneider, F Bohne, D Langer, R Cencic, T Eggermann, U Zechner, J Pelletier, F Zepp, T Enklaar, D Prawitt, Martin Pech, Markus Weckmann, Femke-Anouska Heinsen, Andre Franke, Christine Happle, Anna-Maria Dittrich, Gesine Hansen, Oliver Fuchs, Erika von Mutius, Brian G Oliver, Matthias V Kopp, Claudia Paret, Alexandra Russo, Johanna Theruvath, Bettina Keller, Khalifa El Malki, Nadine Lehmann, Arthur Wingerter, Marie A Neu, Gerhold-Ay Aslihan, Wolfgang Wagner, Clemens Sommer, Torsten Pietsch, Larissa Seidmann, Jörg Faber, Felix Schreiner, Merle Ackermann, Michael Michalik, Eva Rother, Andras Bilkei-Gorzo, Ildiko Racz, Laura Bindila, Beat Lutz, Jörg Dötsch, Andreas Zimmer, Joachim Woelfle, Hendrik S Fischer, Tim L Ullrich, Christoph Bührer, Christoph Czernik, Gerd Schmalisch, Robert Stein, Sigrun R Hofmann, Judith Hagenbuchner, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer, Petra Obexer, Michael J Ausserlechner, Niki T Loges, Adrien Tobias Frommer, Julia Wallmeier, Heymut Omran, Soner Öner-Sieben, Martina Gimpfl, Jan Rozman, Martin Irmler, Johannes Beckers, Martin Hrabe De Angelis, Adelbert Roscher, Eckhard Wolf, Regina Ensenauer, Karolina Nemes, Michael Frühwald, Martin Hasselblatt, Reiner Siebert, Uwe Kordes, Marcel Kool, Haicui Wang, Holly Hardy, Osama Refai, Katy E S Barwick, Holly H Zimmerman, Joachim Weis, Emma L Baple, Andrew H Crosby, Sebahattin Cirak, C Hellmuth, O Uhl, M Standl, J Heinrich, E Thiering, B Koletzko, Lena Blümel, Kornelius Kerl, Daniel Picard, Michael C Frühwald, Max C Liebau, Guido Reifenberger, Arndt Borkhardt, Martin Hasselblatt, Marc Remke, D Tews, M Wabitsch, P Fischer-Posovszky, Mike-Andrew Westhoff, Lisa Nonnenmacher, Julia Langhans, Lukas Schneele, Nancy Trenkler, Klaus-Michael Debatin
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May 2017: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514401/-differentiation-therapy-for-non-acidic-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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N B Lishchuk, V I Simanenkov, S V Tikhonov
AIM: To investigate the clinical and pathogenetic features of the non-acidic types of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and to evaluate the impact of combined therapy versus monotherapy on the course of this disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The investigation enrolled 62 patients with non-acidic GERD. The follow-up period was 6 weeks. The patients were divided into 2 groups: 1) weakly acidic gastroesophageal refluxes (GER); 2) weakly alkaline GER. Then each group was distributed, thus making up 4 groups: 1) 19 patients with weakly acidic GER who received monotherapy with rabeprazole 20 mg/day; 2) 21 patients with weakly acidic GER had combined therapy with rabeprazole 20 mg and itopride; 3) 8 patients with weakly alkaline GER who received ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) monotherapy; and 4) 14 patients with weakly alkaline GER who had combined therapy with UDCA and itopride, The clinical symptoms of the disease, the endoscopic pattern of the upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) mucosa, histological changes in the esophageal and gastric mucosa, and the results of 24-hour impedance pH monitoring were assessed over time...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514400/-comparative-characteristics-of-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-the-age-aspect
#12
O A Denisova, M A Livzan, A P Denisov
AIM: To compare the characteristics of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by age groups, a wide range of clinical signs, including life-of-quality (QOL) indicators, and instrumental findings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 110 patients aged 18 to 86 years with GERD were examined in accordance with the standard protocol. Two groups with equal numbers of patents were formed. A study group included elderly and senile patients and a control group consisted of young and adult ones...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511669/fasting-levels-of-growth-hormone-are-associated-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-but-are-not-affected-by-fluvastatin-treatment
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Erik Hallengren, Peter Almgren, Maria Rosvall, Gerd Östling, Margaretha Persson, Andreas Bergmann, Joachim Struck, Gunnar Engström, Bo Hedblad, Olle Melander
BACKGROUND: Growth hormone (GH) has been linked to cardiovascular disease but the exact mechanism of this association is still unclear. We here test if the fasting levels of GH are cross-sectionally associated with carotid intima media thickness (IMT) and whether treatment with fluvastatin affects the fasting level of GH. METHODS: We examined the association between GH and IMT in 4425 individuals (aged 46-68 years) included in the baseline examination (1991-1994) of the Malmö Diet and Cancer cardiovascular cohort (MDC-CC)...
May 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510356/purification-of-recombinant-a%C3%AE-1-42-and-pglu-a%C3%AE-3-42-using-preparative-sds-page
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Claudia Spahn, Michael Wermann, Rico Eichentopf, Gerd Hause, Dagmar Schlenzig, Stephan Schilling
Recombinant expression and purification of amyloid peptides represents a common basis for investigating the molecular mechanisms of amyloid formation and toxicity. However, the isolation of the recombinant peptides is hampered by inefficient separation from contaminants such as the fusion protein required for efficient expression in E. coli. Here, we present a new approach for the isolation of highly purified Aβ(1-42) and pGlu-Aβ(3-42), which is based on a separation using preparative SDS-PAGE. The method relies on the purification of the Aβ fusion protein by affinity chromatography followed by preparative SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and subsequent removal of detergents by precipitation...
May 16, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509879/quality-over-quantity-contribution-of-urban-green-space-to-neighborhood-satisfaction
#15
Yang Zhang, Agnes E Van den Berg, Terry Van Dijk, Gerd Weitkamp
There is increasing evidence that the quality of green space significantly contributes to neighborhood satisfaction and well-being, independent of the mere amount of green space. In this paper, we examined residents' perceptions of the quality and beneficial affordances of green space in relation to objectively assessed accessibility and usability. We used data from a survey in two neighborhoods (N = 223) of a medium-sized city in the Netherlands, which were similar in the amount of green space and other physical and socio-demographic characteristics, but differed in the availability of accessible and usable green spaces...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508234/surgical-treatment-of-extraesophageal-manifestations-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Feroze Sidwa, Alessandra L Moore, Elaine Alligood, P Marco Fisichella
OBJECTIVE: To review the current literature on the role of antireflux surgery (ARS) for the treatment of extraesophageal manifestations of GERD. The extraesophageal manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include chronic cough, laryngopharyngeal reflux, and asthma. They are responsible for significant morbidity in affected patients and a high economic burden on healthcare resources. We recently published a larger review on the symptoms, diagnosis, medical, and surgical treatment of the extraesophageal manifestations of GERD...
May 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508050/butterfly-gyroid-nanostructures-as-a-time-frozen-glimpse-of-intracellular-membrane-development
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Bodo D Wilts, Benjamin Apeleo Zubiri, Michael A Klatt, Benjamin Butz, Michael G Fischer, Stephen T Kelly, Erdmann Spiecker, Ullrich Steiner, Gerd E Schröder-Turk
The formation of the biophotonic gyroid material in butterfly wing scales is an exceptional feat of evolutionary engineering of functional nanostructures. It is hypothesized that this nanostructure forms by chitin polymerization inside a convoluted membrane of corresponding shape in the endoplasmic reticulum. However, this dynamic formation process, including whether membrane folding and chitin expression are simultaneous or sequential processes, cannot yet be elucidated by in vivo imaging. We report an unusual hierarchical ultrastructure in the butterfly Thecla opisena that, as a solid material, allows high-resolution three-dimensional microscopy...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507913/role-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-lung-transplantation
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REVIEW
Kelly E Hathorn, Walter W Chan, Wai-Kit Lo
Lung transplantation is one of the highest risk solid organ transplant modalities. Recent studies have demonstrated a relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and lung transplant outcomes, including acute and chronic rejection. The aim of this review is to discuss the pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of GERD in lung transplantation, as informed by the most recent publications in the field. The pathophysiology of reflux-induced lung injury includes the effects of aspiration and local immunomodulation in the development of pulmonary decline and histologic rejection, as reflective of allograft injury...
April 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507749/splenic-volume-differentiates-complicated-and-non-complicated-celiac-disease
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Tom van Gils, Petula Nijeboer, Jan Hein Tm van Waesberghe, Veerle Mh Coupé, Kiki Janssen, Jessy A Zegers, Shaikh A Nurmohamed, Georg Kraal, Sabine Ci Jiskoot, Gerd Bouma, Chris Jj Mulder
BACKGROUND: Studies in small groups of patients indicated that splenic volume (SV) may be decreased in patients with celiac disease (CD), refractory CD (RCD) type II and enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to evaluate SV in a large cohort of uncomplicated CD, RCD II and EATL patients and healthy controls. METHODS: The retrospective cohort consisted of 77 uncomplicated CD (of whom 39 in remission), 29 RCD II, 24 EATL and 12 patients with both RCD II and EATL...
April 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507219/subcutaneous-golimumab-for-children-with-active-polyarticular-course-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-results-of-a-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-withdrawal-trial
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Hermine I Brunner, Nicolino Ruperto, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Gerd Horneff, Vyacheslav G Chasnyk, Violeta Panaviene, Carlos Abud-Mendoza, Andreas Reiff, Ekaterina Alexeeva, Nadina Rubio-Pérez, Vladimir Keltsev, Daniel J Kingsbury, Maria Del Rocio Maldonado Velázquez, Irina Nikishina, Earl D Silverman, Rik Joos, Elzbieta Smolewska, Márcia Bandeira, Kirsten Minden, Annet van Royen-Kerkhof, Wolfgang Emminger, Ivan Foeldvari, Bernard R Lauwerys, Flavio Sztajnbok, Keith E Gilmer, Zhenhua Xu, Jocelyn H Leu, Lilianne Kim, Sarah L Lamberth, Matthew J Loza, Daniel J Lovell, Alberto Martini
OBJECTIVE: This report aims to determine the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) and efficacy of subcutaneous golimumab in active polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (polyJIA). METHODS: In this three-part randomised double-blinded placebo-controlled withdrawal trial, all patients received open-label golimumab (30 mg/m(2) of body surface area; maximum: 50 mg/dose) every 4 weeks together with weekly methotrexate during Part 1 (weeks 0-16). Patients with at least 30% improvement per American College of Rheumatology Criteria for JIA (JIA ACR30) in Part 1 entered the double-blinded Part 2 (weeks 16-48) after 1:1 randomisation to continue golimumab or start placebo...
May 15, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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