Irina Mountian

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The present study reports the effect of a reduction in the Na(+)-transport rate on cell volume. A decrease in transport rate was achieved by inhibition of the basolateral Na+/K+ pump with ouabain. Cultured A6 cell monolayers were short-circuited and exposed to ouabain at the basolateral surface. In one series of experiments, cells were impaled with(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy and safety of certolizumab pegol (CZP)+dose-optimised methotrexate (MTX) versus placebo (PBO)+dose-optimised MTX in inducing and sustaining clinical remission in DMARD-naïve patients with moderate-to-severe, active, progressive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with poor prognostic factors over 52 weeks. METHODS DMARD-naïve(More)
INTRODUCTION As patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) receive treatment with anti-tumour necrosis factors over several years, it is important to evaluate their long-term safety and efficacy. The objective of this study was to examine the safety and benefits of certolizumab pegol (CZP)+methotrexate (MTX) treatment for almost 5 years in patients with RA. (More)
This paper presents a simplified dynamical model for the control of one-degree-of-freedom synovial joints considered as pure trochlean joints. This model considers the joint dynamics, the dynamics of the corresponding muscles and their calcium balance dynamics, as well as position and force feedbacks provided by the spindles and the Golgi tendon organs.(More)
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