Jungsik Song

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BACKGROUND Patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis have adverse serum lipid profiles. We sought to determine the effects of treating rheumatoid arthritis with antirheumatic drugs on these abnormal lipid levels. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We studied 42 patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis who had not been treated with corticosteroids or(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether MRI is able to demonstrate the effect of radiation synovectomy after the intra-articular injection of holmium-166-chitosan complex for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis of the knee. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen patients aged 36-59 years were treated with 10-20 mCi of holmium-166-chitosan complex. A criterion for(More)
In an endeavor to analyse the clinical characteristics of female gout, we reviewed 36 women with gout. Twenty-seven (75%) developed the first symptomatic episode of gout after the onset of the menopause. The mean age at onset of gout was 54.3 years (range 15–87 years). Twenty-two patients (61%) had hypertension, 17 (47%) had renal insufficiency, 13 (36%)(More)
Previous animal studies have established that the intra-articular injection of holmium-166-chitosan complex (DW-166HC) causes effective necrosis of the inflamed synovium with little leakage of radioactivity from the injected joint. Based on these findings, we conducted a phase I/IIa study to examine the biodistribution of DW-166HC and to assess the safety(More)
Background/Aims Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a value representing the heterogeneity in the size of red blood cell, and it is usually used in distinguishing types of anaemia. Recently, it was reported that it could reflect the burden of inflammation in diverse diseases and their prognosis. Hence, in this study, we investigated whether RDW may(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence and the predictors of silent but substantial liver fibrosis in patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS). METHODS We enrolled 101 pSS patients with normal liver function and structures, and without significant liver diseases or other conditions affecting liver fibrosis. The European league against rheumatism(More)
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