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OBJECTIVE To determine whether synovial expression of triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (TREM-1) is upregulated in patients with distinct types of inflammatory or non-inflammatory arthritis. METHODS Synovial fluid (SF) samples were analysed for levels of soluble TREM-1 (sTREM; n = 132), tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha, n = 78) and(More)
A prospective study was undertaken to evaluate urinary iodine excretion and changes of maternal thyroid function during pregnancy in healthy women living in the southwest of France. The cohort included a total of 347 pregnant women (mean age 28.0+/-0.5 years). Iodine concentration in a random urine sample and thyroid tests (free thyroxine [FT4], free(More)
The diffusion of oxyphenbutazone into synovial and cerebrospinal fluids and synovium and joint cartilage was investigated in 25 patients receiving short-term treatment. In the synovial fluid, the mean oxyphenbutazone concentration, was 57.1±13.4% of the plasma level, due to its excellent diffusion into the joint cavity. In synovial tissue, the(More)
Free and bound fractions of salicylates were separated by equilibrium dialysis and measured by spectrofluorimetry in 27 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and in 16 controls. The results showed that in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the binding of salicylate to proteins decreased in an overproportional manner with the decrease of serum albumin(More)
The involvement of serum anti-ovarian autoantibodies (AOA) in ovarian pathology still remains controversial. In some cases of clinically patent ovarian failure, there seems to be a causal relationship between AOA and the ovarian disease. In patients with various organ-specific or systemic autoimmune diseases, or with unexplained, repeated reproductive(More)
Phenylbutazone treatment can cause digestive-tract hemorrhages, but its concentration in the blood at the time of hemorrhage is generally not known. In two patients who had had digestive tract hemorrhages, the variation in the serum phenylbutazone concentration throughout treatment and just before hemorrhage was simulated by a two-compartment model based on(More)