Autoimmune Diseases

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Publishing date
19 Jul 2013
Submission deadline
01 Mar 2013

1Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

2Department of Rheumatology, “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy

3Bleeding Disorders and Thrombosis Program, Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, New York, NY, USA

4Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

5Infectious Diseases Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Rheumatoid Arthritis


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of about 80 different types of autoimmune diseases. The use of the anti-TNF alpha and B cells blockers has modified its molecular and clinical profile. Further, the comorbidities complicate the choice of an effective drug or make the use of an effective drug more difficult.

From a rheumatological point of view, the novel technique of imaging, such as sonographic exams, can enable an early diagnosis in RA contributing to a more appropriate management of the disease. Knowledge and understanding of the new hypothesis have led to the development of new therapeutic strategies and to better care for patients.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the molecular pathways underlying RA and other arthropathies and the development of strategies to do early diagnosis, to treat this condition, and to evaluate the outcomes. We are particularly interested in articles describing the new modalities for pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of RA. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • From molecular pathways to clinical trials
  • Predisease—what happens before diagnosis
  • Pain in rheumatic diseases and other arthropathies
  • Sonographic exam and clinical aspects in RA
  • Anti-TNF blockers and comorbidities in RA
  • Comorbidities in rheumatic diseases
  • Rehabilitation and quality of life in RA
  • Muscle growth and atrophy in acute and chronic inflammation
  • Genetics and regulation of immune response
  • Bone and cartilage regeneration imaging

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  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 958437
  • - Editorial

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Daniela Melchiorre | Anna Maria Iagnocco | ... | Marco Borderi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 183487
  • - Research Article

DNA Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Age-Dependent Increase in the Lipid Peroxidation-Derived DNA Adduct, Heptanone-Etheno-2′-Deoxycytidine

Masako Ogawa | Tomonari Matsuda | ... | Toshio Tanaka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 185340
  • - Review Article

Total Knee Arthroplasty Considerations in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jonathan R. Danoff | Garrett Moss | ... | Jeffrey A. Geller
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 103081
  • - Review Article

Laryngeal Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis

A. L. Hamdan | D. Sarieddine
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 326258
  • - Clinical Study

The Role of Simvastatin in the Therapeutic Approach of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lucia Cojocaru | Andrei Constantin Rusali | ... | Elvira Craiu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 352782
  • - Review Article

Restless Legs Syndrome as a Comorbidity in Rheumatoid Arthritis

John A. Gjevre | Regina M. Taylor Gjevre
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 593493
  • - Research Article

Lower Serum Androstenedione Levels in Pre-Rheumatoid Arthritis versus Normal Control Women: Correlations with Lower Serum Cortisol Levels

Alfonse T. Masi | Kevin B. Elmore | ... | Jean C. Aldag
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