Annarita Gabriele

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We investigated the integrity of the ascending pathways for pain sensitivity in the early stage of type 1 diabetes mellitus, by measuring the N1 component and the conventional N2/P2 vertex potentials of laser evoked potentials (LEPs). Brain responses to laser stimuli were obtained in 21 healthy volunteers and 21 type 1 diabetic patients, without either(More)
INTRODUCTION Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been shown to be superior to radiography (XR) for assessing synovitis, osteitis, and bone erosion in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), particularly in clinical trials. However, relatively little has been reported on the ability of MRI to evaluate articular cartilage loss, or joint-space narrowing (JSN), in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate changes in structural damage and joint inflammation assessed by MRI following rituximab treatment in a Phase 3 study of patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) despite methotrexate (MTX) who were naive to biological therapy. METHODS Patients were randomised to receive two infusions of placebo (n=63), rituximab 500 mg (n=62),(More)
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