• Cartilage proteoglycan aggrecan as a predictor of joint damage in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis 

      El Sayed, Z.A.; Saleh, M.T.; Al Wakkad, A.S.; Sherief, L.S.; Nasr El Din, A.M. (‎2001)‎
      Aggrecan was measured in the sera of 31 children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and in the synovial fluid of 10 of them. Patients were evaluated at baseline and 3 months later. Radiographs were repeated also after 1 year. As comparison, 15 apparently healthy children with no disease and 10 children with arthritis due to other collagen vascular diseases were studied. Baseline serum aggrecan was significantly higher in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis patients compared to controls and other patients. On re-evaluation, a significant drop in serum ...
    • Juvenile idiopathic oligoarthritis: analysis of 42 cases in Jordan 

      Al Wahadneh, A.M.; Abu Zeid, A.F.; Khreisat, W.H. (‎2007)‎
      We conducted a retrospective chart review for all 42 patients, 9 males and 33 females, diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic oligoarthritis between July 1995 and October 2004 at the paediatric rheumatology clinic in King Hussein Medical Centre. Age range was 1.2- 15.2 years, mean 3.6 [‎standard deviation 2.4]‎ years. Of those < 6 years, 80% were females. Most patients [‎64%]‎ had monoarthritis; the knee was the most common joint affected [‎71%]‎. Two patients had developed extended oligoarthritis Nine [‎21%]‎ had asymptomatic uveitis: 6 females [‎P = 0.350]‎, ...