BioMed Research International

Spine and Rheumatic Diseases


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1Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

2West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

3Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

4VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Spine and Rheumatic Diseases

Description

Rheumatic diseases include a wide spectrum of diseases involving musculoskeletal and immune system. Spinal disorders, whether mechanical or inflammatory, are main manifestations in daily clinical practice of rheumatologists, neurologists, orthopaedics, and general physicians. Spondyloarthritis, typically ankylosing spondylitis is one of major rheumatic spinal disorder. The pathogenesis of rheumatic diseases involved many interaction domains including genes, immunity, mechanical stress, infection, and other environmental factors.

We invite authors to submit original research, and review articles that seek to define the interaction of immune system with genes and environmental factors, such as microbials and physical factors in spine and rheumatic diseases. We are interested in articles that explore all basic and clinical aspects of spine and rheumatic diseases.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical and basic studies on spinal disorder or rheumatic diseases
  • Genes and anatomy in spine and rheumatic diseases
  • Immune response in spine or rheumatic diseases, for example, receptors, cytokines, chemokines, and intracellular signaling pathways
  • Pathogenesis of specific spine or rheumatic diseases, for example, spondyloarthritis
  • Treatment of spine or rheumatic diseases, including traditional and experimental therapies, for example, biological agents, small molecules target therapy, cell therapy, gene therapy, and surgery

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 756205
  • - Editorial

Spine and Rheumatic Diseases

James Cheng-Chung Wei | Yi Liu | ... | Irene Eva van der Horst-Bruinsma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 214683
  • - Research Article

Inhibitory Effect of a Novel Antirheumatic Drug T-614 on the IL-6-Induced RANKL/OPG, IL-17, and MMP-3 Expression in Synovial Fibroblasts from Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Yu Wei | Xiaoxun Sun | ... | Miaojia Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 893796
  • - Research Article

MUTYH Gene Polymorphisms as Risk Factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Yung-Jen Kung | Kun Shi Tsai | ... | Lei Wan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 256365
  • - Research Article

The Anthropometric Measurement of Schober’s Test in Normal Taiwanese Population

Yong-Ren Yen | Jin-Fan Luo | ... | Soo-Ray Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 762349
  • - Research Article

Regulation of Cell Cycle Regulators by SIRT1 Contributes to Resveratrol-Mediated Prevention of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Shuang Zhou | Meng-Tao Li | ... | Xiao-Feng Zeng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 876040
  • - Clinical Study

Predictive Factors of Clinical Response of Infliximab Therapy in Active Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis Patients

Zhiming Lin | Zetao Liao | ... | Jieruo Gu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 369179
  • - Research Article

Association between Hyperuricemia and Metabolic Syndrome: An Epidemiological Study of a Labor Force Population in Taiwan

Cheng-Yu Wei | Chia-Cheng Sun | ... | Tsan Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 404259
  • - Clinical Study

Can Whole-Body Cryotherapy with Subsequent Kinesiotherapy Procedures in Closed Type Cryogenic Chamber Improve BASDAI, BASFI, and Some Spine Mobility Parameters and Decrease Pain Intensity in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Agata Stanek | Armand Cholewka | ... | Karolina Sieron-Stoltny
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 594878
  • - Research Article

Clinical Features in Juvenile-Onset Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients Carrying Different B27 Subtypes

Yikun Mou | Pingping Zhang | ... | Jieruo Gu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 504208
  • - Clinical Study

Disorders of MicroRNAs in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells: As Novel Biomarkers of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Provocative Therapeutic Targets

Qing Lv | Qiuxia Li | ... | Jieruo Gu
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