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 518164
  • - Clinical Study

The Surgical Treatment Principles of Atlantoaxial Instability Focusing on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Yu-Tung Shih | Ting-Hsien Kao | ... | Hsi-Kai Tsou
  • 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 842010
  • - Research Article

Management of Deep Infection after Instrumentation on Lumbar Spinal Surgery in a Single Institution

Jung-Tung Liu | Wen-Jui Liao | ... | Yung-Hsiang Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 939783
  • - Clinical Study

Analysis of Erythrocyte C4d to Complement Receptor 1 Ratio: Use in Distinguishing between Infection and Flare-Up in Febrile Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Chen-Hung Chen | Shun-Ban Tai | ... | Yuh-Feng Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 617282
  • - Research Article

Elevated Serum Levels of Soluble CD30 in Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients and Its Association with Disease Severity-Related Parameters

Rongfen Gao | Wei Sun | ... | Lingli Dong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 780451
  • - Clinical Study

A Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery for Infectious Spondylodiscitis of the Thoracic and Upper Lumbar Spine in Immunocompromised Patients

Hsin-Chuan Chen | Teng-Le Huang | ... | Hsien-Te Chen
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