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Contribution of HLA-DRB1*04 alleles and anti-cyclic citrullinated antibodies to development of resistance to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs in early rheumatoid arthritis
This study was intended to evaluate HLA-DRB1 alleles and antibodies against anti-cyclic citrullinated peptides (anti-CCP Abs) for their value in predicting patient responses to treatment withExpand
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Familial Mediterranean fever occurring in an elderly Japanese woman with recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis.
A 60-year-old woman with a two-year history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) developed recurrent two- to three-day attacks of fever (>38 °C) accompanied by monoarthritis of the right hip joint. The firstExpand
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Progressive renal failure and blindness due to retinal hemorrhage after interferon therapy for hepatitis C virus-associated membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.
We treated a 67-year-old Japanese woman with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) and chronic active hepatitis associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Treatment commenced with aExpand
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Reconstruction of Triceps Tendon
Rupture of the triceps tendon is a rare injury, and has been reported as the least common of all tendon injuries. We report 2 cases, reconstructed by use of the fascia of the extensor muscle in theExpand
Experience of Nonvascularized Toe Proximal Phalanx Transfers in Reconstruction of Aphalangic Hand
A case of aphalangic hand was reconstructed by nonvascularized toe proximal phalanx transfers to the augment length and to improve the function and appearance. As Goldberg and Watson recommended, anExpand
A Case Report of Simultaneous Occurrence of Osteosarcoma and Small Lung Cancer
This paper presents a rare case of simultaneous malignant tumors of the femur and lung in a 14-year-old boy. He was referred to our department on April 1997, with swelling of the left thigh. X-rayExpand