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  1. Quality of life (QOL) is a multidimensional concept that is used to describe the individuals’ perceptions, satisfaction, and evaluation of different areas of their own lives, such as physical health and functi...

    Authors: Samar H. Goma, Mohamed Raouf Abdel Razek and Nesreen M. Abdelbary
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46040304
  2. To study clinical, electrophysiological, and laboratory properties of peripheral neuropathy (PN) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and their association with disease activity.

    Authors: Mohamed Hassan Imam, Hamdy Khamis Koriem, Marwa Mohamed Hassan, Abeer Shawky El-Hadidi and Niveen Abdallah Ibrahim
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46040285
  3. To study the utility of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Index-5 (RADAI-5) as a valid tool for daily rheumatoid arthritis (RA) monitoring and to compare its predictability to assess RA activity with r...

    Authors: Vikram S. Tanwar, Harpreet Singh, Anjali Saini, Gagandeep Sukhija, Sameer Arora and Ankit Kalra
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46040269
  4. Obstetric brachial plexus birth injury (OBPBI) is a relatively common form of birth injury that might lead to a weighty physical disability. Early microsurgical intervention for properly selected patients will...

    Authors: Diaa F. Mohasseb, Marwa M. Hassan, Ahmed E. Semaya, Hayam M. Abdelghany and Sarah N. Hassan
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46040229
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive debilitating autoimmune disease, affecting 1% of the world population, leading to cartilage and bone destruction caused by insufficient apoptosis in the inflamed RA s...

    Authors: Eman Abdel Alim Baraka, Mounir Serag El Din, Ahmed El Shambky, Nehad A. Fouad and Mona Abdullah Abdelkader
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46040221
  6. To evaluate whether serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is associated with peripheral neuropathy (PN) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to determine the relationship between MMP-9 se...

    Authors: Mohamed Hassan Imam, Hamdy Khamis Koriem, Marwa Mohamed Hassan, Abeer Shawky El-Hadidi and Niveen Abdallah Ibrahim
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46040211
  7. Lateral epicondylitis (LE) is the most frequent cause of chronic lateral elbow pain in adults that represents an encumbrance on social and professional life of patients. Many treatment modalities that have bee...

    Authors: Amr E. Okasha, Amany S. El-Bahnasawy, Ola M. Gharbia and Sherief E. Farrag
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46030202
  8. Osteoarthritis is the most common degenerative joint disease. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is the most common disability due to pain and dysfunction; it typically affects the medial tibiofemoral joint compartment.

    Authors: Amal M. S. Eldin Abbas Hamed, Mona L. Zamzam, Mona A. El-Sebaie and Sahar F. Ahmed
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46030189
  9. Recent studies have suggested that motorized nonsurgical spinal decompression AQ5 can reduce chronic low back pain (LBP) due to lumbar disc herniation or protrusion.

    Authors: Ahmed Ramzy El-Zayat, Wael Gomah and Ahmed H. Aldesouky
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46030183
  10. This study aimed to discuss the role of interleukin-35 (IL-35) in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its relation to disease activity and radiological severity.

    Authors: Nahed El-sayed El-sayed Akl, Soheir Mohammed Abd El-Halim, Maaly Mohamed Mabrouk, Doaa Shawky Ashkar and Shymaa Ahmed Hablas
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46030177
  11. Our objective was to assess asymptomatic left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) in diffuse systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients using both conventional and two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography...

    Authors: Ahmed T. Aboughanima, Abdelaziz Gomaa and Gehan El Olemy
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46030170
  12. Patients on regular hemodialysis (HD) are vulnerable to develop different articular and skeletal problems that interfere with life quality and affect morbidity and mortality in these patients. To, properly, ov...

    Authors: Hisham E. Abd El Wahab, Tarek M. Abd Elaziz, Mohammad M. Alsayyad and Mahmoud S. Berengy
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46030162
  13. The aim of this study was to detect changes occurring in some tendons, for example, Achilles, quadriceps, and supraspinatus tendons, using musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) imaging in patients with chronic kid...

    Authors: Samia M. Abdelomnem, Sami E. Egila, Rasha M. Fawzy, Mohamed A. Mohamed and Nora A. Abdelkader
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46030154
  14. The aim of this study was to evaluate left ventricular diastolic function parameters as an early predictor of cardiac involvement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without any evidence of hypertension...

    Authors: Rasha M. Ghaleb, Mervat I. Abd Elazeem and Osama A. Amin
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46030148
  15. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the inflammation of the upper genital tract involving the fallopian tubes as well as the ovaries. Symptoms of PID are fever, cervical motion tenderness, lower abdominal pai...

    Authors: Dalia S. Saif, Dina S. Fotoh, Reem M. E. L. Kholy, Dalia I. Morsi and Heba M. Farag
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46020132
  16. The aim of this work was to investigate patellar tendon (PT) biomechanical properties in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients through changes in ultrasonographic tendon properties and its effect on lower limb fu...

    Authors: Samia Abd El Hamid Abd El Megid, Salwa Saeid El Gendy, Hussein Abd El Aziz Yassin, Marwa Mohamed Mohamed Ali Abd El Rahim and Mai Abd El Halim Abd El Razik Moussa
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46020121
  17. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between ultrasonographic features of tibialis posterior (TP) tendon in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and associated pes planovalgus (PPV) foot deformity.

    Authors: Hamdy Khamis Koraym, Wafaa S. El-Emary, Sherine M. Elsherif, Ahmed H. Afifi and Samar A. S. M. Olibah
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46020113
  18. To determine level of ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) in patients with Behçet’s disease (BD) and to assess its role in disease manifestations and activity.

    Authors: Nermeen A. Fouad, Tarek I. Ahmed, Olfat G. Shaker and Omayma O. Abdelaleem
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46020108
  19. Interleukin 27 (IL27) is a cytokine that belongs to IL12 family and it is mainly produced by antigen presenting cells. IL27 binding to its receptor leads to activation of many intracellular signaling pathways ...

    Authors: Waleed A. Hassan, Gamal A. Hamaad, Emtethal A. Sayed, Mona M. El Behisy and Manal K. Gomaa
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46020101
  20. Ulnar nerve entrapment is the second most common entrapment neuropathy in the upper limb after carpal tunnel syndrome, and, if left untreated, it may lead to significant functional impairment and disability.

    Authors: Esraa Muhammad Bastawy, Naglaa Ali Gad Allah, Ola Abd El Nasser and Eman Ahmed Tawfik
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46020092
  21. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune systemic disease that mainly affects women during the childbearing period. Cyclophosphamide (CYC) is the drug of choice for severe SLE manifestations....

    Authors: Rasha M. Ghaleb and Khaled A. Fahmy
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46020085
  22. Crouch gait is one of the most common gait patterns in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP) and is contributed by several factors. The literature reports wide variations in surgical practice and rehabi...

    Authors: John F. H. Amen, Dalia M. E. El-Mikkawy, Ahmed H. Yosry, Mohamed A. El-Gebely and Mostafa H. A. El-Sherbini
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46020078
  23. This study aimed to detect atherosclerotic changes in the carotid arteries of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) patients as an indicator of cardiovascular risk factors and to correlate the findings with diseas...

    Authors: Samia M. Abdel-Monem, Sahar S. Ganeb, Rasha M. Fawzy, Ahmed M. Bendary and Zeinab N. Elhawary
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2019 46:46020071
  24. Detection of early signs of synovitis and bone erosions by modern radiological techniques such as musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) and MRI has gained a great interest, as early diagnosis and treatment to target...

    Authors: Sherihan M Salama
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 46:46010062
  25. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disorder that causes joint pain and stiffness. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is considered a recent effective line of management of OA.

    Authors: Dalia Salah Saif, Deena Mamdouh Serag and Mohamed Ahmed El Tabl
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 46:46010055
  26. Low back pain is a common health issue affecting at least 80% of individuals during their lifetime. It is usually recurrent and develops into chronic low back pain (CLBP).

    Authors: N Nassar, N Assaf, D Farrag, D Ibrahim and A Al-Sheekh
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 46:46010048
  27. People living with chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are extremely in need of patient education (PE) to adapt and cope with the effects of the disease and treatments. PE comprises all educatio...

    Authors: Soha H. Senara, Wafaa Y. Abdel Wahed and Shimaa E. Mabrouk
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 46:46010042
  28. The aim of this study was to identify cut-off values for body, hand, and wrist measurements in order to correctly identify individuals with increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

    Authors: Mohamed H. Imam, Marwa M. Hasan, Rehab A. ELnemr and Riham H. El-Sayed
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 46:46010035
  29. Epidural steriod injections (ESIs) are commonly used for managment of lumbosacral radiculopathy (LSR). Predicting outcomes after ESIs could be another valuable application of needle electromyography (EMG) in t...

    Authors: Hussein Sultan, Tamer H. Shehata, Wafaa S. El-Emary and Shehad M. Fakhry
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 46:46010027
  30. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) therapy has a potential to improve voluntary grasping and induce plastic changes among individuals with tetraplegia secondary to traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Also...

    Authors: Shereen Fawaz, Fatma Kamel, Ahmed El Yasaky, Heba El Shishtawy, Ahmed Genedy, Reda M. Awad and Lobna El Nabil
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 46:46010021
  31. The aim was to detect specific ECG changes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients as well as to study atherosclerotic changes of the carotid arteries as an indicator of cardiovascular system risk factors and to...

    Authors: Samia M. Abd El-Monem, Ahmed Y. Ali, Nashwa I. Hashaad, Ahmed M. Bendary and Hend A.F. Abd El-Aziz
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 46:46010011
  32. There is no definite treatment strategy capable of decreasing destruction of cartilage and enhancing its healing. Intra-articular injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) provides a lot of growth factors that a...

    Authors: Mona E. M. Badr, Eman A. R. Hafez, Atif I. El-Ghaweet and Heba M. El-Sayed
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 46:46010001
  33. To evaluate urinary tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (uTWEAK) levels as well as renal fibroblast growth factor-inducible molecule 14 (Fn14) expression by immunohistochemistry in patients wi...

    Authors: Miriam R. Bekhit, Nadia S. Kamel, Manal O. Mohammed, Nouran M. Abaza and Somia A. Saad El Din
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 45:45040182
  34. The possibility of infectious trigger at the gingival site in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was reported in previous studies. The aim of our study is to determine the organisms causing periodontitis (PD) in a coho...

    Authors: Eiman Soliman, Abeer Abdelati, Rania Fahmy and Mona Helmy
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 45:45040167
  35. Heart failure (HF) is a common and costly condition. Reduced endurance is the main limiting factor of exercise capacity in HF patients. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) is considered the most objective m...

    Authors: Youssy S. Gergius, Nehal E. El-Sheshtawy, Nadia H. El-Arousi, Mahmoud M. Fathalla, Mohamed A. Abdel Rahman and Ahmed M. Gharib
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 45:45040159
  36. Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disease in which immune cells attack and destroy the exocrine glands. CXCL13 directs B-cell chemotaxis and is elevated in several autoimmune diseases.

    Authors: Salwa G. Moussa, Hanan E. El-Hefnawy, Heba F. El-Shishtawy, Dalia M. E. El Mikkawy and Mennatallah H. Shalaby
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 45:45040153
  37. Health care-associated infection (HCAI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with autoimmune diseases. Most previous reports investigated HCAI in the setting of systemic lupus erythemat...

    Authors: Abeer A. Abdelati and Eman A. Sultan
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 45:45040148
  38. Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) diagnosis has long been challenging and controversial with no available golden standard diagnostic test.

    Authors: Nagwa M. Nassar, Ahmed Z. Yasaky, Dina A. Farrag and Medhat M. Magdy
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 45:45040140
  39. Behçet’s disease (BD) is an autoinflammatory disorder. Disease activity could be detected by changes in peripheral blood cell components. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between neutrophil...

    Authors: Mounir Serag Elden, Gamal Hmmad, Hesham Farouk, Rasha M. Fawzy and Basma Abdelwhaba
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 45:45040133
  40. Restoration of full range of motion of digits as well as prevention of joint contracture following flexor tendon repair is a challenge. There is lack of solid evidence regarding the most suitable rehabilitatio...

    Authors: Hala M. Abdel Sabour, Amir Labib, Ahmed Abel Sallam and Mohey Elbanna
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 45:45040125
  41. Insulin resistance is found in Behçet’s disease and associated with the development of metabolic syndrome. Our study explored whether amylin, which is involved in insulin resistance and development of metaboli...

    Authors: Shimaa M. Abdelwhab, Omima Z. Shehata, Yousry A. El Magd and Amal Kamal
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 45:45030112
  42. Many studies have been done on paravertebral–intramuscular ozone therapy in the management of chronic mechanical low back pain and found that it is effective in pain and function improvement, but none of the s...

    Authors: Samah Alyan, Rabab Zaghlol and Shimaa A. Mustafa
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 45:45030106
  43. Stem cells transplantation, as a therapeutic intervention for spinal cord injury (SCI), has been extensively studied by researchers in recent years.

    Authors: Ahmad El Zayat and Yasser Badran
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 45:45030100
  44. The aim of this work was to study the correlation between health-related quality of life and performance-related measures in Egyptian patients with primary knee osteoarthritis (OA).

    Authors: Enas A. Abdelaleem and Yahia M. Rizk
    Citation: Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 2018 45:45030094

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