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Tracking the movement of insects in their natural habitat is essential for understanding their basic biology, demography, and ethology. A wide variety of markers have been used to assess insect population dynamics, dispersal, territoriality, feeding behavior, trophic-level interactions, and other ecological interactions. The ideal marker should persist(More)
BACKGROUND Patients treated with methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis often improve but continue to have active disease. This study was undertaken to determine whether the addition of etanercept, a soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor (p75):Fc fusion protein (TNFR:Fc), to methotrexate therapy would provide additional benefit to patients who had(More)
BACKGROUND Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are used to treat osteoarthritis. The multicenter, double-blind, placebo- and celecoxib-controlled Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) evaluated their efficacy and safety as a treatment for knee pain from osteoarthritis. METHODS We randomly assigned 1583 patients with symptomatic knee(More)
OBJECTIVE Quantitative MRI (qMRI) of cartilage morphology is a promising tool for disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD) development. Recent studies at single sites have indicated that measurements at 3.0 Tesla (T) are more reproducible (precise) than those at 1.5 T. Precision errors and stability in multicentre studies with imaging equipment from(More)
We describe nodule formation within the central nervous system (CNS) in a patient with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Review of 13 previous reports of CNS rheumatoid nodule formation suggests that the clinical course is usually one of longstanding seropositive disease. Correlation of neurologic signs and symptoms with anatomic lesions has(More)
OBJECTIVE As part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Glucosamine/Chondroitin sulfate Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) our objective here was to examine (1) the pharmacokinetics (PK) of glucosamine (GlcN) and chondroitin sulfate (CS) when taken separately or in combination as a single dose in normal individuals (n=29) and (2) the PK of(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the long-term safety and efficacy of combination therapy with etanercept and methotrexate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to determine whether the addition of etanercept allowed reductions in methotrexate or corticosteroid dosages while maintaining a clinical response. METHODS Patients with RA who received methotrexate(More)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often the initial treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. NSAID-induced inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and cyclooxygenase-1 appears to correlate with clinical efficacy and toxicity, respectively. Newer NSAIDs with greater COX2 selectivity offer the promise of less toxic therapy.
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Comorbidity is common among cancer patients and, with an aging population, is becoming more so. Comorbidity potentially affects the development, stage at diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of people with cancer. Despite the intimate relationship between comorbidity and cancer, there is limited consensus on how to record,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of an anti-CD5 ricin-linked immunoconjugate (CD5-IC) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A total of 104 evaluable patients were enrolled in a multicenter, double-blind, multiple-dose, placebo-controlled study of CD5-IC. RESULTS Treatment with CD5-IC in doses up to 8 mg/m2/day for 4 days in 1 month(More)