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Hantzschel H. B lymphocytopenia in rheumatoid arthritis is associated with the DRB1 shared epitope and increased acute phase response. Arthritis Res 2002;4:R1. 46. Bos WH, Wolbink GJ, Boers M, Tijhuis GJ, de Vries N, Bruinsma IE, et al. Arthritis development in prospectively followed arthralgia patients is dependent on anti–citrullinated protein antibody(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited effective treatment options available and a poor 5-year survival for patients with inoperable neuroendocrine liver metastases (NETLMs). In this study, the authors prospectively assessed the safety and efficacy of treatment with yttrium 90 ((90)Y) radioactive microspheres for patients with unresectable NETLMs. METHODS(More)
Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a) antagonists have advanced the treatment of inflammatory arthropathies, and are even considered for use in refractory sarcoidosis with some success. Paradoxically, cases of new onset sarcoidosis-like diseases are increasingly reported in patients receiving TNF-a antagonists. Here, we report three cases of sarcoid-like(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine (a) the influence of primary language on the receipt of influenza and pneumococcal immunizations and (b) the feasibility of being immunized in a nontraditional setting. METHOD The population was multiethnic, linguistically diverse, community-dwelling, low income, older adults in California. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with(More)
Lymphoedema is a rare complication of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and inflammatory joint disease, with no response noted to disease-modifying drugs. However, reports are emerging of a beneficial effect on lymphoedema in patients treated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists for PsA (Etanercept), rheumatoid arthritis (Etanercept) and ankylosing(More)
This is the first reported case of pseudohypercalcaemia associated with type 2 cryoglobulinaemia, secondary to primary Sjögren's syndrome. Pseudohypercalcaemia is an asymptomatic syndrome and does not require specific treatment. However, cryoglobulins have been demonstrated to bind to calcium, affecting the cryoprecipitability, and consequently, altering(More)
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