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Hypocholesterolemic effect of sesame lignan in humans.
Dear Editors, Sesame, derived from Savanna areas in Africa, has been used and widely distributed as an important food all over the world. However, there are no reports concerning the physiologicalExpand
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Proinflammatory Cytokines Synergistically Enhance the Production of Chemokine Ligand 20 (CCL20) from Rheumatoid Fibroblast-like Synovial Cells in vitro and Serum CCL20 Is Reduced in vivo by Biologic
Objective. Chemokine ligand 20 (CCL20) is a selective ligand for chemokine receptor 6 (CCR6). We investigated, both in vitro and in vivo, whether CCL20 is critically involved in the disease processExpand
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Decrement of serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients achieving remission after 6 months of etanercept treatment: comparison with CRP, IgM-RF, MMP-3 and
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate whether serum COMP can estimate the therapeutic response of RA after 6 months of treatment with etanercept. METHODS Forty-five RA patients receivingExpand
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Comparative study of the detection of joint injury in early‐stage rheumatoid arthritis by magnetic resonance imaging of the wrist and finger joints and physical examination
To verify whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)–proven joint injury is sensitive as compared with joint injury determined by physical examination.
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Probiotics for the prevention of Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Background/purposeHirschsprung-associated enterocolitis (HAEC) is a life-threatening complication of Hirschsprung’s disease. HAEC is reported to occur in 6–50% of patients preoperatively and in 2–35%Expand
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Synovial inflammation assessed by ultrasonography correlates with MRI-proven osteitis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to explore whether assessment of synovial inflammation by ultrasonography correlates with MRI-proven osteitis in patients with RA. METHODS Thirty RA patients whoExpand
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Inflammatory bowel disease in patients with Hirschsprung’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Aim and objectivesHirschsprung-associated enterocolitis (HAEC) continues to be an important cause of morbidity in patients with Hirschsprung’s disease (HSCR). HAEC can occur at any time during theExpand
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Renal thrombotic microangiopathies/thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in a patient with primary Sjögren’s syndrome complicated with IgM monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA)/thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare but potentially lethal condition requiring rapid recognition, diagnosis, and initiation of therapy. We experiencedExpand
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Takayasu arteritis developing during treatment of ulcerative colitis with infliximab
A 22-year-old female with ulcerative colitis that was successfully treated with infliximab (IFX), and remained stable following tapered discontinuation of prednisolone, developed anterior neck painExpand
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