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Femoral bone mineral density is associated with vertebral fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: a cross-sectional study.
OBJECTIVE To determine the association between vertebral fractures and clinical, laboratory, and radiological variables in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS Sixty-eight men with ASExpand
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Thiopurine S-methyltransferase polymorphisms and the relationship between the mutant alleles and the adverse effects in systemic lupus erythematosus patients taking azathioprine.
OBJECTIVE The present study sought to elucidate the genetic basis of thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) polymorphism and subsequently to investigate the relationship between mutant TPMT and anExpand
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Comparison of Prevention of NSAID-Induced Gastrointestinal Complications by Rebamipide and Misoprostol: A Randomized, Multicenter, Controlled Trial—STORM STUDY
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have gastrointestinal side effects such as dyspepsia, peptic ulcer, hemorrhage, and perforation. Misoprostol and PPIs have been used to preventExpand
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Fibroblast and endothelial apoptosis in systemic sclerosis
Purpose of reviewSystemic sclerosis is a disease characterized by vascular and skin changes associated with activation of fibroblasts and increased synthesis of matrix components. These abnormalitiesExpand
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Adult-onset Still's Disease with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation and Multiple Organ Dysfunctions Dramatically Treated with Cyclosporine A
Severe systemic manifestations of adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) are often fatal and occasionally related to hemophagocytic syndrome (HS). We describe the case of a 49-yr-old woman with AOSDExpand
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Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome: comparison with scrub typhus and clinical diagnostic prediction
BackgroundSevere fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is emerging in Asian 3 countries, China, Japan and Korea, which are scrub typhus endemic areas, and its incidence is increasing. As theExpand
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High-density genotyping of immune loci in Koreans and Europeans identifies eight new rheumatoid arthritis risk loci.
OBJECTIVE A highly polygenic aetiology and high degree of allele-sharing between ancestries have been well elucidated in genetic studies of rheumatoid arthritis. Recently, the high-density genotypingExpand
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Integrative analysis of congenital muscular torticollis: from gene expression to clinical significance
BackgroundCongenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is characterized by thickening and/or tightness of the unilateral sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM), ending up with torticollis. Our aim was to identifyExpand
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Drug retention and safety of TNF inhibitors in elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis
BackgroundThe concerns about the development of adverse events (AEs) in elderly RA patients as a result of age-related changes in drug metabolism and the presence of comorbid illnesses areExpand
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Safety and Clinical Responses in Ankylosing Spondylitis after Three Months of Etanercept Therapy
We aimed to evaluate the safety and clinical responses in Korean ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients after three months of etanercept therapy. AS patients satisfying the Modified New York CriteriaExpand
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