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OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous (SC) and intravenous (IV) abatacept. METHODS In this phase IIIb double-blind, double-dummy, 6-month study, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and inadequate responses to methotrexate were randomized to receive 125 mg SC abatacept on days 1 and 8 and weekly thereafter (plus an IV loading(More)
BACKGROUND Previous clinical research has shown that severely ill (somatic) as well as many psychosomatic patients show raised noradrenaline (NA), adrenaline (AD), cortisol, free serotonin (f5HT) and platelet aggregability. Conversely, they show reduced NA/AD plasma ratio and platelet serotonin (p5HT). They also show adrenal hyperresponsiveness to an oral(More)
Immunodeficiency is frequently invoked as an ethiopathogenetic factor for many somatic diseases. On the other hand, stress, depression, and psychotic disturbances are associated with severe immunological disorders. Taking into account that the benzodiazepines (BZ) are the psychoactive drugs more widely used than any other to treat psychological(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the changes occuring in the redox status in male basketball players at the beginning and end of a highly competitive season. For this purpose, the redox status of 14 professional athletes of a European basketball club was examined at 2 different time points, at the beginning (phase 1) and at the end of the season(More)
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