Jacek Szechinski

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BACKGROUND Circadian rhythms are changed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A new modified-release delivery system has been developed which adapts the release of the administered glucocorticoid to the circadian rhythms of endogenous cortisol and disease symptoms to improve the benefit-risk ratio of glucocorticoid therapy in rheumatoid arthritis. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate abatacept treatment over 3 years in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) refractory to methotrexate (MTX). METHODS Patients randomised to abatacept or placebo (+MTX) during the 1-year double-blind period of the Abatacept in Inadequate responders to Methotrexate (AIM) trial received open-label abatacept (+MTX) in the long-term(More)
OBJECTIVE This 9-month open-label extension of the Circadian Administration of Prednisone in Rheumatoid Arthritis Study (CAPRA 1) investigated the long-term safety and efficacy of prednisone chronotherapy with a novel modified-release (MR) prednisone for up to 12 months. METHODS Of 288 patients with rheumatoid arthritis originally randomised to MR or(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and safety of low-dose prednisone chronotherapy using a new modified-release (MR) formulation for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS In this 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, patients with active RA (n=350) were randomised 2:1 to receive MR prednisone 5 mg or placebo once daily in the(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) typically generates pain, reduced mobility and reduced quality of life. Most conventional treatments for osteoarthritis, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and simple analgesics, have side effects. PCSO-524™, a non polar lipid extract from the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel, is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and has(More)
Systemic immune defects might reflect severely dysregulated control of chronic inflammation related to disease progression. Th17/Treg cell imbalance has been demonstrated to be involved in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis. Despite controversial results, a growing anti-inflammatory role in this process has been recently attributed to Th1 responses. The(More)
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