Darren A Tabechian

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INTRODUCTION As a group, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients exhibit increased risk of infection, and those treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy are at further risk. This increased susceptibility may result from a compromised humoral immune response. Therefore, we asked if short-term effector (d5-d10) and memory (1 month or later) B cell(More)
OBJECTIVE The immune inflammatory disorders rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and psoriasis (Ps) share common pathologic features and show responsiveness to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents yet they are phenotypically distinct. The aim of this study was to examine if anti-TNF therapy is associated with divergent gene expression(More)
Sensory neuronopathy in association with connective tissue disease is a disabling disorder for which there is no well-established therapy. Various immunosuppressive agents, plasmapheresis, and intravenous immunoglobulin have shown only anecdotal or modest beneficial effects. Tumor necrosis factor alpha is a proinflammatory cytokine that mediates TH1-cell(More)
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