Francesca Bobbio-Pallavicini

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The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of long-term infliximab treatment on various autoantibodies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Serum samples from 30 consecutive patients, who were prospectively followed during infliximab and methotrexate therapy for refractory rheumatoid arthritis, were tested at baseline and after 30, 54 and(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) and its correlation with clinical and laboratory data. METHODS We analysed the clinical and serological data of 155 consecutive patients with pSS. Among these, 14 were excluded due(More)
BACKGROUND To assess whether, in the real world of three early arthritis clinics, early referral could allow the best outcome, ie, remission, to be reached, and whether reaching the outcome was more dependent on therapy than on disease duration or vice versa. METHODS 1795 patients with early arthritis (symptom duration≤12 months) were entered into a(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out whether a high number of auto-antibodies can increase the probability of a "good-EULAR response" and to identify the possible biomarkers of response in seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients undergoing the B cell depletion therapy (BCDT). PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and thirty-eight patients with long standing RA(More)
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