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OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term efficacy and safety of infliximab plus methotrexate in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). METHODS Patients eligible for the open-label extension (OLE, weeks 52-204) received infliximab 3-6 mg/kg every 8 weeks plus methotrexate. RESULTS Of the 78/122 (64%) children entering the OLE, 42 discontinued infliximab, most(More)
OBJECTIVE Inflammatory arthritis in childhood is variable in terms of both presentation and outcome. This analysis describes disease activity in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) during the first year following presentation to a paediatric rheumatologist and identifies predictors of moderate to severe disability [defined using a Childhood(More)
OBJECTIVE The UK Juvenile-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (JSLE) Cohort Study is a multicenter collaborative network established with the aim of improving the understanding of juvenile SLE. The present study was undertaken to describe the clinical manifestations and disease course in patients with juvenile SLE from this large, national inception cohort.(More)
The type I interferon system is integral to human antiviral immunity. However, inappropriate stimulation or defective negative regulation of this system can lead to inflammatory disease. We sought to determine the molecular basis of genetically uncharacterized cases of the type I interferonopathy Aicardi-Goutières syndrome and of other undefined(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacy of parenteral methotrexate (MTX) at an intermediate dosage (15 mg/m(2)/week) versus a higher dosage (30 mg/m(2)/week) in patients with polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who failed to improve while receiving standard dosages of MTX (8-12.5 mg/m(2)/week). METHODS In the screening phase, 595(More)
OBJECTIVE Since 2004, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients treated with etanercept and/or MTX have been monitored in the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Biologics and New Drug Register. Here, we report the duration of etanercept use for the first 5 years of the register and reasons for discontinuation. METHODS Disease(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the validity and feasibility of the Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score (JADAS) in the routine clinical setting for all juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) disease categories and explore whether exclusion of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) from JADAS (the 'JADAS3') influences correlation with single markers of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to show the viability and performance of a shape-based pattern recognition technique applied to I-N-omega-fluoropropyl-2-beta-carbomethoxy-3beta-(4-iodophenyl) nortropane single-photon emission computed tomography (FP-CIT SPECT) in patients with parkinsonism. METHODS A fully automated pattern recognition tool, based(More)
Late-onset glutaric aciduria type II (GAII) is a rare but treatable cause of profound proximal myopathy. GAII is caused by defects in intra-mitochondrial acyl-CoA dehydrogenation due to deficiency in one of three molecules: the alpha or beta subunits of the electron transport flavoprotein (ETFA; OMIM 231680, ETFB; OMIM 130410), or ETF-dehydrogenase (ETFDH;(More)
UNLABELLED As part of collaborative multi-centre study started in 2000, 7 children in the UK fulfilled the inclusion criteria for treatment with autologous T cell depleted (TCD) haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Here we report on the outcome and transplant-related complications. OUTCOME The(More)