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  1. The goal of the study is to ascertain how the pericardium and heart functions alter in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) both during the acute phase and the period of subclinical inflammation.

    Authors: Yasemin Demir Yiğit, Özlem Karakuş Karatoprak, Elif Güzelsoy Ay, Muhammed Karabulut, Erdal Yılmaz and Metin Kaya Gürgöze
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2024 51:11
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune lifelong disease. Systemic manifestations represent a significant aspect of the disease burden. This study aimed to assess sleep quality and psychosocial aspects amon...

    Authors: Maha S. I. Abdelrahman, Ahmad M. Shaddad, Waleed Gamal Elddin Khaleel, Esraa A. Talaat, Shady Mohamed Safwat and Sara Farrag
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2024 51:10
  3. This work aims to develop clinical practice recommendations for the management of systemic sclerosis (SSc).

    Authors: Yasser El Miedany, Khaled El Hadidi, Manal Mohamed El Menyawi, Maha El Gaafary, Ahmed Abdel-Nasser, Atef Abdel Azim, Waleed Hassan, Mohamed Mortada, Samar Abd Alhamed Tabra, Sally Saber, Ibrahim Amer, Engi Seif E. Shaker, Dina Maria and Mohamed Hassan Abu-Zaid
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2024 51:9
  4. By 2030, approximately 22.6 million individuals in Egypt will be older than 50 years and prone to develop osteoporosis and are at risk of sustaining a fragility fracture. Osteoporotic fragility fractures, and ...

    Authors: Yasser El Miedany, Maha El Gaafary, Naglaa Gadallah, Safaa Mahran, Mohamed Hassan Abu-Zaid, Waleed Hassan and Walaa Elwakil
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2024 51:8
  5. To assess the relationship between the triad of obesity, fracture risk factors, and osteoporosis and its impact on fragility fractures.

    Authors: Yasser El Miedany, Maha El Gaafary, Safaa Mahran, Naglaa Gadallah, Atef Abdel Azim, Waleed Hassan, Mohammed Hassan Abu-Zaid, Radwa H. Shalaby, Samar abd Alhamed Tabra and Walaa Elwakil
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2024 51:7
  6. The aim of this work is to set up the standards for performing musculoskeletal ultrasound scans and reporting as an additional procedure in the rheumatology setting. We used two rounds of the Delphi approach t...

    Authors: Yasser El Miedany, Maha El Gaafary, Mohamed Mortada, Nouran Abaz, Waleed Hassan, Mona Mansour, Neven Mahmoud Fouda, Hala Lotfy Fayed, Radwa Mostafa ELkhouly, Safaa Mahran, Hanan S. Abozaid, Hany M. Ali, Ahmed Radwan, Basant Elnady, Eiman Soliman and Mohammed Hassan Abu-Zaid
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2024 51:6
  7. The aim of this work is to develop guidelines for health care professionals in the giant cell arteritis diagnosis and management, based on patients’ stratification and targeted outcome measures.

    Authors: Y El Miedany, M El Gaafary, M Toth, A Abdel Azim, D Palmer, G Dolbear, D Affam, W Hassan, SA Tabra, S Saber and MH Abu-zaid
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2024 51:5
  8. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common entrapment neuropathy. It is clinically presented by nocturnal pain, paresthesia, and weakness in the distribution of the median nerve. However, extra-median symptoms m...

    Authors: Walaa Elwakil, Hussein Elmoghazy Sultan, Marwa Hassan, Mohamed Elshafei and Esraa Hammad
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2024 51:3
  9. Assessment of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is crucial to optimize the response to treatment and prevent radiographic progression. DAS28 is the most commonly used disease activity index, which ...

    Authors: Sarah Sayed El-Tawab, Lamya Mohamed Moharram, Gihan Abdellatif Younis, Nermeen Ahmed EL Dabah and Hoda Mohamed Adel-Naby
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2024 51:4
  10. Pelvic floor disorders are a common, yet debatable medical challenge. The management of fecal incontinence (FI) has always been a puzzle as it is a multifactorial problem that needs a skilled specialized teamw...

    Authors: Naglaa A. Gadallah, Abeer K. El Zohiery, Youssy S. Gergius and Shaymaa A. Moussa
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:65
  11. Pulmonary involvement is still regarded as a common cause of morbidity in Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis. Interstitial lung disease can result in potentially fatal consequences such as ventilatory failure, secon...

    Authors: Mayada Khalil, Ali Ibrahim Fouda, Nashwa Ahmed Amin, Ahmed Saied Mohammed Ali, Ghada Mohammed Shams and Soheir Hussein Sheiha
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:64
  12. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease resulting in disability as well as joint damage. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for improving outcomes. RA patients have a twofold elevate...

    Authors: Arwa S. Amer, Amal Fathy Soliman, Mohamed “ Mohamed Hosny” Fahem, A L-Shaimaa Mahmoud AL-Tabbakh and Samah Abdelbaset Hussein
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:63
  13. (1) This was a multi-center, cross-sectional, observational study. Both old men and postmenopausal women over 50 years old who were admitted with an osteoporotic fracture (whether hip fracture or major osteopo...

    Authors: Yasser El Miedany, Maha El Gaafary, Naglaa Gadallah, Walaa Elwakil, Waleed Hassan, Nihal Fathi, Mohammed Hassan Abu-Zaid, Samar abd Alhamed Tabra, Radwa H. Shalaby and Safaa Mahran
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:62
  14. Lateral elbow pain is a prevalent musculoskeletal disorder affecting the elbow’s epicondyle region. One form of lateral elbow pain is lateral epicondylitis, which is a degenerative disorder of the musculotendi...

    Authors: Sally A El-Leithy, Nahla Nader Adly and Salwa Galal
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:61
  15. The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy of a comprehensive rehabilitation program on quality of life, anxiety, fatigue, and functional status in post-COVID-19 patients admitted to a specialized reh...

    Authors: Bilge Kesikburun, Ayşe Merve Ata, Pınar Borman, Elif Esen Özdemir, Elif Becenen, Nurdan Metin and Ebru Alemdaroğlu
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:60
  16. Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a well-known multi-system connective tissue disease, it has an unidentified aetiology that is characterised by abnormal immune system activation, vascular injury, which may progress...

    Authors: Noha Hosni Ibrahim, Yasser Abd-Elaziz Abd-Elhamid, Refaat Mostafa El Tanawy, Rasha Abdel Hameed and Hanaa Alaa Mahmoud Elbastawesy
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:59
  17. Authors: Ahmet Kivanc Cengiz
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:58
  18. Trigger finger is one of the most common causes of pain and dysfunction. The aim of our study was to compare the effectiveness of shock wave therapy versus local corticosteroid injection in the treatment of tr...

    Authors: Sally A. El-Leithy, Nahla Nader Adly, Rana Mohamed Taha and Nermin H. El-Gharbawy
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:57
  19. Despite the recent advances in the management of inflammatory arthritis, a considerable proportion of arthritis patients remain symptomatic. This cohort has recently been identified as ‘difficult to treat’ (D2...

    Authors: Yasser El Miedany, Mohammed Hassan Abu-Zaid, Maha El Gaafary, Mona Mansour, Mohamed Elwy, Deborah Palmer, Nihal Fathi, Waleed Hassan, Mohamed Mortada, Mervat Eissa, Samar Abdelhamed Tabra, Salwa Galal, Nermeen Fouad, Rehab Ali Ibrahim, Basma Medhat, Yasmin Adel…
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:56
  20. The aim of the study was to investigate the association of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratios (PLR) with standard inflammation parameters, including erythrocyte sedimentation rate...

    Authors: Valentina Živković, Tatjana Cvetković, Biljana Radovanović Dinić and Vladimir Jurišić
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:55
  21. Patients with peripheral neuropathy (PN) have subtle central pathology that might contribute to cognitive impairment. P300 is a cognitive potential that is connected to both sensory and cognitive processes. Su...

    Authors: Mohammad Mejahed, Amira M. Ibrahim, Tamer Haydara, Salma Ragab and Takwa A. Gabr
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:53
  22. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a degenerative disease that affects all parts of the joint including the surrounding ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Biomechanical changes that occur in KOA cause aggravation of s...

    Authors: Yousra Hisham Abdel-Fattah, Mowaffak Moustafa Abdel Hamid, Sara Ibraheem Mohamed Seleem Metawaa and Sarah Sayed Eltawab
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:52
  23. Although several cytokines and markers have been recognized to assess disease activity in Behçet’s disease (BD), they are not routinely utilized in daily practice. This study aimed at assessing the usefulness ...

    Authors: Yasmin Adel, Yousra Sadeq and Shereen A. Machaly
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:51
  24. Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, with hand and arm weakness, affecting the patients’ daily activities and quality of life. Recently, repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation (rPMS...

    Authors: Shereen Ismail Fawaz, Shin-Ichi Izumi, Amr Saeed Zaki, Shaimaa Elmetwally Eldiasty, Amr Saadawy, Heba Gamal eldin Saber, May Farouk Gadallah and Hossam Salaheldin Labib
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:35
  25. This work studies the direct cost of hip fractures in Egypt. The direct cost was calculated based on the incidence of hip fracture in Egypt retrieved from the national database. The result of this work raises ...

    Authors: Yasser El Miedany, Maha El Gaafary, Naglaa Gadallah, Safaa Mahran, Nihal Fathi, Mohammed Hassan Abu-Zaid, Samar abd Alhamed Tabra, Radwa H. Shalaby, Belal Abdelrafea, Waleed Hassan, Osama Farouk, Mahmoud Nafady, Ahmed Mohamed Farghaly, Shereef Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohamed Abdelfattah Ali, Karim Mohamed Elmaradny…
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:50
  26. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disorder characterised by synovial hypertrophy, proliferation, and pannus formation encroaching on articular structures resulting in uncontro...

    Authors: Sherihan M. Salama and Shereen I. Fawaz
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:40
  27. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is an important diagnostic test for bone mass status. The aim of this work was to set the standards for structured reporting of DXA measurements in adults within the cont...

    Authors: Yasser El Miedany, Maha El Gaafary, Naglaa Gadallah, Riad Sulimani, Nadia S. AlAli, Ziad Alzoubi, Atef Abdel Azim, Nizar Abdulateef, Gemma Adib, Mohamed Elwy, Mustafa Khalid Al Izzi, Abdellah El Maghraoui, Safaa Mahran, Basel K. Masri, Samar Al Emadi, Mohammed Hassan Abu-Zaid…
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:49
  28. Rheumatic diseases are the diseases of the connective tissue and medical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, with pain and/or stiffness as main manifestations, and which may or may not be accompanied by o...

    Authors: Ola Eltabey Mahmoud Elsabae, Hisham Mohammed Habib, Wael Abdelmohsen Abady, Ahmed Roshdy Radwan, Reham Magdy Shaat and Ola Mohammad Gharbia
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:48
  29. In SLE patients, cytokines are linked to endothelial cell damage. Nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) is a simple method for evaluating micro-vascular abnormalities in different connective tissue diseases (CTDs). Th...

    Authors: Mohamed Nasser, Mary Wadie, Alyaa Farid and Azza El Amir
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:47
  30. Sarcopenia is a syndrome characterized by a progressive decline in muscle mass and strength, with subsequent deterioration of functional performance and increased morbidity and mortality. Its emergence may be ...

    Authors: Mona El-Sebaie and Walaa Elwakil
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:45
  31. Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular illnesses. Asymptomatic affection might exist, so early diagnosis can improve the outcome.

    Authors: Doaa E. Kamal, Dalia S. Fahmi, Noha A. Abdelsalam, Doaa M. Elsayed, Eman H. Seddik and Lobna I. Kotb
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:44
  32. Behçet’s disease (BD) is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder. Balance is a multifactorial process that is ultimately affected in BD leading to frequent falls. Fear of falling (FOF) is a significant risk factor...

    Authors: Doaa E. Kamal, Rofaida A. Hassan, Amany M. AbdAllah and Dalia I. Mostafa
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:43
  33. Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune multisystem disorder which affects the patients’ physical and psychological functioning. Scleroderma health assessment questionnaire used to measure physical disability in s...

    Authors: Samah Mahmoud Alian, Enass Abdel-kader Eliwa, Sohair Atia Ahmed and Manar Ibrahim Abd El-Fattah Ibrahim
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:42
  34. Epidemiological studies on the prevalence and management of chronic low back pain (CLBP), osteoarthritis (OA), and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) are limited in Egypt. This review aimed to map and identi...

    Authors: Sherif Ahmed Radwan Khaled, Nasef Mohamed Nasef, Shams Arifeen, Mina Youssef, Sameh Nessim and Mehmet Cüneyt Yazicioğlu
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:41
  35. Transition of care means the process of educating and empowering adolescents and young adults to take an active role in their own healthcare, develop decision-making skills, and eventually transition from paed...

    Authors: Yasser El Miedany, Mohammed Hassan Abu-Zaid, Mervat Eissa, Waleed A. Hassan, Mohamed Mortada, Samar abd Alhamed Tabra, Sally S. Mohamed, Sheren Esam Maher, Maha El Gaafary, Basma M. Medhat, Doaa Mosad Mosa, Nermeen Ahmed Fouad, Youmna Ahmed Amer, Samah Ismail Nasef, Radwa H. Shalaby, Yasmin Adel…
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:39
  36. Osteoporosis (OP) is a public health problem that causes morbidity and mortality with various complications, especially fractures, negatively affects quality of life (QoL) and creates an economic burden on soc...

    Authors: Tuba Erdem Sultanoğlu and Safinaz Ataoğlu
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:38
  37. Assessment of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients is essential for the adjustment of therapy. Inflammatory changes in lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes, and platelets supported the use of ...

    Authors: Sahar A. Elsayed, Shereen M. Basily, Mohamed A. Esmail and Ola Mounir
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:37
  38. Rheumatic disease (RD) patients are liable for severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It is noticeable that RD patients’ practices have changed during the late COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to asses...

    Authors: Zahraa Nour Eldine Ismail, Omar Nabil Ibrahim, Mona Sayed Ghaly and Maha Emad Ibrahim
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:36
  39. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disorder. Autophagy, a regulator of cell homeostasis, can impact innate and adaptive immune cells activation and contribute to the pathogenesis of RA. The purp...

    Authors: Shymaa A. Sarhan, Asmaa Ahmed Saad Hassan, Nora M. Said and Doaa E. Kamal
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:34
  40. Musculoskeletal disorders are common problems that affect the elderly. They severely restrict mobility and dexterity, resulting in early retirement from work, lower levels of well-being, and reduced ability to...

    Authors: Yasser El Miedany, Safaa Mahran and Walaa Elwakil
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:33
  41. The study of the relationship between the presence of fibromyalgia (FM) with rheumatoid (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients can affect the main disease outcome and the treatment decision. The research ...

    Authors: Hanan S. Abozaid, Alshimaa Hamdy Khalaf, Dalia S. Elgendy and Rabab Hussein Ali Ahmed
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:32
  42. There is growing evidence of the valuable role of multimodal intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) during spine and spinal cord surgeries, as it provides an opportunity to recognize functional ch...

    Authors: Walaa Elwakil, Mohamed Imam, Marwa Hassan, Waleed Elsaadany and Omnia Gaber
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:31
  43. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an incessant synovial inflammation of an autoimmune origin, destroying articular cartilages and bones. Galectins are an evolutionarily conserved family of immune-modulatory animal ...

    Authors: Seham Gouda Ameen, Magda Abd el-Aziz Zidan, Arwa S. Amer, Nessma Fathy Elshahat and Walid Abd Ellatif Abd Elhalim
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:30
  44. Bone marrow edema syndrome (BMES), previously referred to as transient osteoporosis, is an uncommon and underdiagnosed self-limiting condition typically affecting the weight-bearing joints of the hip and lower...

    Authors: Stefano Cavanna and Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:29
  45. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that chiefly affects the sacroiliac joints and the spine. Galectin-3, a chimera-type member of the galectin family, binds glycoconjugates containin...

    Authors: Gul Devrimsel, Medeni Arpa and Munevver Serdaroglu Beyazal
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2023 50:28

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