Dimitri E Karateev

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A hundred and two patients (18 males, 84 females; mean age, 50.3 +/- 12.3 years) diagnosed as having early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were examined. A control group consisted of 189 patients with various rheumatic diseases and 30 healthy donors. The serum concentrations of antibodies to modified citrullinized vimentin (MCVA) and to cyclic citrullinized(More)
BACKGROUND Glucocorticoids (GCs) are often used as early arthritis treatment and it has been suggested that they induce remission or at least delay the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the need to start disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). OBJECTIVE To test the effect of GCs on patients with very early arthritis (symptom duration of(More)
AIM To evaluate implications of pathomorphological alterations of synovial membrane at an early stage of rheumatoid synovitis (RS) for further course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and prognosis of the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS 92 new cases of RA (22 males, 70 females, mean age 31.1 +/- 10.5 years, mean duration of RA 5.99 +/- 3.27) subjected to(More)
AIM To estimate a diagnostic value of antibodies to cyclic citrullinized peptide (CCP) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was made of 85 RA patients. Of them, 48 patients had early RA, i.e. of 8 month and less duration. The control group consisted of 35 patients with non-differentiated arthritis (NDA) and 8 healthy donors.(More)
UNLABELLED DAS28 index calculated with regard for ESR, the number of swollen/painful joints and evaluation of the patient's condition by VAS is universally used to estimate activity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There is a variant of calculation using C-reactive protein (CRP) instead of ESR. Our experience indicates that ESR decreases more slowly than CRP(More)
AIM To confirm the efficacy and safety of adalimumab (ADA) added to the standard antirheumatic therapy performed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of moderate and high activities. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The open-labeled multicenter study enrolled 100 adult patients (11 men, 89 women; mean age 50.9 +/- 11.1 years) with active RA according to the ACR(More)
AIM To estimate potentialities of early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis in clinical practice in the course of the RADICAL program. MATERIAL AND METHODS Of 366 patients participating in the trial 61 (16.7%) were males and 305 (83.3%) were females at the age of 47.76 +/- 14.1 years. The longest duration of the symptoms before consulting a(More)