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Studies of the effects of disclosing stressful experiences among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have yielded inconsistent findings, perhaps due to different disclosure methods--writing or speaking--and various methodological limitations. We randomized adults with RA to a writing (n=88) or speaking (to a recorder) sample (n=93), and within each(More)
PURPOSE We sought to identify autoantigens recognized by antibodies in breast cancer patient sera with potential diagnostic or prognostic significance. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Serum from a female breast cancer patient exhibiting a high titer antinuclear antibody was used to screen a HeLa cDNA expression library, leading to the cloning of a cDNA for the M(r)(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that bone mineral density (BMD) in periarticular subchondral regions of the knee joint is abnormal in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS Sixty-two knees from patients with relatively mild OA (primarily radiographic grades 0, 1, 2) of the knee were compared with 62 knees from normal subjects matched for age, sex,(More)
There are multiple case reports of antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) in patients with malignancies, yet to date there has not been a systematic survey of ANAs in lung cancer. We have previously reported that autoantibodies to collagen antigens resembling those found in the connective tissue diseases are consistently detected in the sera from lung cancer(More)
We report on the identification of autoantigens commonly recognized by sera from patients with breast cancer. We selected ten sera from patients with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast with high titer IgG autoantibodies for biopanning of a T7 phage breast cancer cDNA display library. A high throughput method involved the assembly of 938 T7 phages(More)
The occurrence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the extent of antecedent lymphoid surgeries was examined using case control study methods. Two hundred sixty-four patients with definite or classic RA were considered and 283 patients with rheumatic diseases presumably of nonimmunologic origin were used as controls. The odds for developing RA were found to be(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) and of the lung (LSCC) share some important risk factors, but differ substantially in terms of prognosis and treatment. A pulmonary nodule developing in patients with surgically cured HNSCC may pose a diagnostic dilemma. Markers able to distinguish these two common malignancies would be of major clinical(More)