Judy L Stein

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Variants near the HLA-DP gene show the strongest genome-wide association with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and HBV recovery/persistence in Asians. To test the effect of the HLA-DP region on outcomes to HBV infection, we sequenced the polymorphic HLA-DPB1 and DPA1 coding exons and the corresponding 3' untranslated regions (3'UTRs) in 662(More)
Fourteen cases of acute calcific periarthritis and 2 cases of acute calcific bursitis are described. All patients had radiologic periarticular calcific deposits. Synovial fluid was available from 8 patients. Hydroxyapatite crystals were positively identified in 1 by x-ray diffraction analysis and by scanning and transmission electron microscopy.(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical features and identify factors associated with the development of gouty arthritis in nodal osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS Thirty-two consecutive patients (21 women and 11 men, mean age 75.8 years) with both nodal OA and crystal proven acute gout and/or tophi of distal/proximal interphalangeal (DIP/PIP) joints were studied(More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy and safety of slow oral desensitization in the management of allopurinol-related pruritic cutaneous eruptions. PATIENTS AND METHODS Nine patients with renal insufficiency and chronic tophaceous gouty arthritis, who had to interrupt their allopurinol therapy because of an allergic-type pruritic maculopapular eruption, were(More)
Combination lipid-reducing therapy is increasingly used, particularly for the management of severe or combined dyslipidemia in patients at high risk for coronary heart disease. To assess the potential additive effects of combining the cholesterol absorption inhibitor ezetimibe with a bile acid resin (BAR), a prospective chart review was performed of 40(More)
Five cases of meningococcal arthritis are described. Two clinical forms were observed: an early-onset acute polyarthritis (Type I) and a late-onset subacute monoarthritis (Type II). The 2 clinical subsets may represent sequential stages, an early bacteremic and a late stage of joint localization. To improve patient classification, diagnostic criteria are(More)
A randomized, prospective study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of nipple stimulation with a breast pump as compared to oxytocin for augmentation of labor. The average and maximal uterine activity achieved was significantly higher in the oxytocin-stimulated group, without significant differences in the length of labor stages, cesarean section rate,(More)