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High Impact Articles
High impact papers are those to which special attention is paid by experts in the given field, with a large number of visitors, frequent downloads and higher citation rates. The research must be creative, with high academic standards and have a wide influence, if it is to become a high impact paper. They are ranked by the number of downloads.
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Lymphedema and rheumatological disorders  
Sibel Eyigör 
World J Rheumatol 3(3):40-44. Published online Nov 12, 2013. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v3.i3.40
Radiographic assessment of leg alignment and grading of knee osteoarthritis: A critical review  
Lisa Sheehy, T Derek V Cooke 
World J Rheumatol 5(2):69-81. Published online Jul 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i2.69
Pyoderma gangrenosum: An important dermatologic condition occasionally associated with rheumatic diseases  
Toshiyuki Yamamoto 
World J Rheumatol 5(2):101-107. Published online Jul 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i2.101
Interstitial lung disease in rheumatoid arthritis: Current concepts in pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapeutics  
Eva M Olivas-Flores, David Bonilla-Lara, Jorge I Gamez-Nava, Alberto D Rocha-Muñoz, Laura Gonzalez-Lopez 
World J Rheumatol 5(1):1-22. Published online Mar 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i1.1
Exercise reduces depressive symptoms in adults with arthritis: Evidential value  
George A Kelley, Kristi S Kelley 
World J Rheumatol 6(2):23-29. Published online Jul 12, 2016. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v6.i2.23
Current review of trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis (rhizarthrosis)  
Onur Bilge, Nazim Karalezli 
World J Rheumatol 5(2):90-95. Published online Jul 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i2.90
Pathogenetic mechanisms of antiphospholipid antibody production in antiphospholipid syndrome  
Rohan Willis, Emilio B Gonzalez 
World J Rheumatol 5(2):59-68. Published online Jul 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i2.59
Muscle wasting in rheumatoid arthritis: The role of oxidative stress  
Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, Charikleia Deli, George D Kitas, Athanasios Z Jamurtas 
World J Rheumatol 4(3):44-53. Published online Nov 12, 2014. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v4.i3.44
Oral creatine supplementation: A potential adjunct therapy for rheumatoid arthritis patients  
Thomas J Wilkinson, Thomas D O’Brien, Andrew B Lemmey 
World J Rheumatol 4(3):22-34. Published online Nov 12, 2014. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v4.i3.22
Role of leptin in the progression of psoriatic, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis  
Jessica Mounessa, Iryna Voloshyna, Amy D Glass, Allison B Reiss 
World J Rheumatol 6(1):9-15. Published online Mar 12, 2016. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v6.i1.9
Physicians’ knowledge and attitude regarding bisphosphonates-related adverse events: An observational study  
Lana El Osta, Nada El Osta, Reine Tannous, Antoine Aoun, Marwan Ghosn, Hazem El Osta 
World J Rheumatol 7(1):1-7. Published online Mar 12, 2017. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v7.i1.1
Classification, diagnosis and treatment of ANCA-associated vasculitis  
Sergey V Moiseev, Pavel I Novikov 
World J Rheumatol 5(1):36-44. Published online Mar 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i1.36
Osteoporosis in rheumatic diseases  
Li-Xia Gao, Hong-Tao Jin, Xiao-Mei Xue, Jia Wang, Dong-Gang Liu 
World J Rheumatol 5(1):23-35. Published online Mar 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i1.23
X chromosome inactivation and autoimmune diseases  
Ghazi Chabchoub 
World J Rheumatol 3(3):12-15. Published online Nov 12, 2013. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v3.i3.12
Roles of plasmablasts in IgG4-related disease and various immune-based diseases  
Syuichi Koarada, Yoshifumi Tada 
World J Rheumatol 6(1):16-22. Published online Mar 12, 2016. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v6.i1.16
Role of Th17 cells in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis  
Katia Boniface, Daniel Moynet, M Djavad Mossalayi 
World J Rheumatol 3(3):25-31. Published online Nov 12, 2013. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v3.i3.25
Scleroderma: Not an orphan disease any more  
Durga Prasanna Misra, Abhra Chandra Chowdhury, Sanat Phatak, Vikas Agarwal 
World J Rheumatol 5(3):131-141. Published online Nov 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i3.131
Complementary medicine use in rheumatology: A review  
Woan H Wong, Anna E Litwic, Elaine M Dennison 
World J Rheumatol 5(3):142-147. Published online Nov 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i3.142
What is the best biological treatment for rheumatoid arthritis? A systematic review of effectiveness  
Jéssica Barreto dos Santos, Juliana de Oliveira Costa, Haliton Alves de Oliveira Junior, Lívia Lovato Pires Lemos, Vânia Eloisa de Araújo, Marina Amaral de Ávila Machado, Alessandra Maciel Almeida, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Juliana Alvares 
World J Rheumatol 5(2):108-126. Published online Jul 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i2.108
Orofacial pain and fibromyalgia pain: Being aware of comorbid conditions  
Cansu Alpaslan 
World J Rheumatol 5(1):45-49. Published online Mar 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i1.45
Gender differences in axial spondyloarthritis  
Regula Neuenschwander, Adrian Ciurea 
World J Rheumatol 4(3):35-43. Published online Nov 12, 2014. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v4.i3.35
Use of biologic agents for rheumatic diseases in pregnancy  
Yesim Garip 
World J Rheumatol 5(2):50-58. Published online Jul 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i2.50
Return to clinical in contrast to serologically-based diagnoses  
Bruce M Rothschild 
World J Rheumatol 6(1):1-8. Published online Mar 12, 2016. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v6.i1.1
Greater awareness of biosimilars and shared decision-making among patients attending rheumatology practices in Colorado, United States: Real-world data  
Rovshan Ismailov, Steven Simoens, Zaytuna Khasanova 
World J Rheumatol 10(1):1-10. Published online Dec 28, 2020. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v10.i1.1
Gout: A clinical overview and its association with cardiovascular diseases  
Laura BE Kienhorst, Hein JEM Janssens, Matthijs Janssen 
World J Rheumatol 4(3):62-71. Published online Nov 12, 2014. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v4.i3.62
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis  
Balahan Makay, Erbil Unsal, Ozgur Kasapcopur 
World J Rheumatol 3(3):16-24. Published online Nov 12, 2013. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v3.i3.16
Ins and outs of Helicobacter pylori association with autoimmune rheumatic diseases  
Jibran Sualeh Muhammad, Syed Faisal Zaidi, Muhammad Ishaq 
World J Rheumatol 5(2):96-100. Published online Jul 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i2.96
Safety of biologic therapies during pregnancy in women with rheumatic disease  
Natalia Mena-Vazquez, Sara Manrique-Arija, Antonio Fernandez-Nebro 
World J Rheumatol 5(2):82-89. Published online Jul 12, 2015. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v5.i2.82
Diagnosis and pharmacologic management of neuropathic pain among patients with chronic low back pain  
Ferdi Yavuz, Umut Guzelkucuk 
World J Rheumatol 4(3):54-61. Published online Nov 12, 2014. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v4.i3.54
Quantifying synovial inflammation: Emerging imaging techniques  
Deepak Tripathi, Vikas Agarwal 
World J Rheumatol 4(3):72-79. Published online Nov 12, 2014. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v4.i3.72
Spinal accessory neuropathy in patients with chronic neck pain  
Mohamed A Hefny, Mona S Ghaly, Sahar M Greish, Noha M Abogresha, Ayman E Fahim 
World J Rheumatol 2(2):21-26. Published online Oct 3, 2012. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v2.i2.21
Monitoring osteoporosis therapy: Can FRAX help assessing success or failure in achieving treatment goals?  
Yasser El Miedany, Maha El Gaafary, Ahmed El Yassaki, Sally Youssef, Annie Nasr, Ihab Ahmed 
World J Rheumatol 4(2):14-21. Published online Jul 12, 2014. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v4.i2.14
Maligned non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: Misunderstanding of their safety profile in patients with renal insufficiency  
Bruce M Rothschild 
World J Rheumatol 8(1):1-4. Published online Dec 11, 2018. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v8.i1.1
Does a biological link exist between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis?  
Rosamma Joseph, MG Jose Raj, Shobha Sundareswaran, Priyanka Chand Kaushik, Amol Vijay Nagrale, Susan Jose, Sreeraj Rajappan 
World J Rheumatol 4(3):80-87. Published online Nov 12, 2014. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v4.i3.80
Synovial mesenchymal stem cells in vivo: Potential key players for joint regeneration  
Elena Jones, Dennis McGonagle 
World J Rheumatol 1(1):4-11. Published online Dec 31, 2011. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v1.i1.4
Adrenocorticotropic hormone: A powerful but underappreciated therapeutic tool for acute crystal induced arthritis?  
Dimitrios Daoussis, Andrew P Andonopoulos 
World J Rheumatol 3(2):6-8. Published online Jul 12, 2013. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v3.i2.6
Hot topics in lupus pregnancy  
Javier A Cavallasca, Cecilia A Costa, Maria del Rosario Maliandi, Jorge L Musuruana 
World J Rheumatol 3(3):32-39. Published online Nov 12, 2013. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v3.i3.32
TNF-α inhibitors and tocilizumab do not influence hepatic steatosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis  
Paola Sessa, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Rosella Tirri, Carmine Finelli, Gabriele Valentini, Giovanni Tarantino 
World J Rheumatol 4(1):1-5. Published online Mar 12, 2014. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v4.i1.1
What qualifies as rheumatoid arthritis?  
Bruce Rothschild 
World J Rheumatol 3(1):3-5. Published online Mar 12, 2013. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v3.i1.3
B cell depletion in scleroderma lung disease: A promising new treatment?  
Dimitrios Daoussis, Andrew P Andonopoulos 
World J Rheumatol 3(2):9-11. Published online Jul 12, 2013. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v3.i2.9
What is the purpose of launching World Journal of Rheumatology?  
Lian-Sheng Ma 
World J Rheumatol 1(1):1-3. Published online Dec 31, 2011. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v1.i1.1
Role of Apo2L/TRAIL in immunity: Applications to rheumatoid arthritis  
Luis Martinez-Lostao, Alberto Anel 
World J Rheumatol 2(1):1-11. Published online Aug 3, 2012. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v2.i1.1
Cautionary note: Electronic medical records, a potential disaster in the making?  
Bruce Rothschild 
World J Rheumatol 3(1):1-2. Published online Mar 12, 2013. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v3.i1.1
Pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with systemic sclerosis: Current diagnostic approach and therapeutic strategies  
Olga Vera-Lastra, Mateo Porres-Aguilar 
World J Rheumatol 2(2):12-20. Published online Oct 3, 2012. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v2.i2.12
Transcranial direct current electrical stimulation in combination with aerobic exercise: A pilot study in post-COVID-19 systemic autoimmune rheumatic patients  
Rafael Giovani Missé, Alexandre Moura dos Santos, Isabela Bruna Pires Borges, Marlise Sítima Mendes Simões, Lorenza Rosa Silvério, Bruna Lindoso Correia, Ana Wook Sook Kim, Aline Marques Caetano, Sandra Gofinet Pasoto, Carla Gonçalves Schahin Saad, Diogo Souza Domiciano, Clarice Tanaka, Julia Maria D’Andrea Greve, Abrahão Fontes Baptista, Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo 
World J Rheumatol 11(1):1-12. Published online Feb 28, 2023. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v11.i1.1