Kai-Jieh Yeo

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BACKGROUND Immunogenicity influences adalimumab levels and therefore clinical response in patients with rheumatic diseases. OBJECTIVES To study the relationship between clinical response, adalimumab levels and antidrug antibodies (ADAb) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS Observational cohort study of 115 consecutive AS patients treated with(More)
The aim of the study is to assess the effects of celecoxib and sulfasalazine on the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).Using the claims data of Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) database, a nationally representative data that contain the medical records of 23 million Taiwan residents, we randomly selected(More)
PURPOSE Acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN), a variant of Guillain Barre syndrome (GBS), is frequently induced by the antecedent infection of some atypical pathogen, such as Campylobacter jejuni, Mycoplasma pneumonia and some virus. It is generally accepted that corticosteroids and immunosuppressants are not recommended in patients with GBS including AMAN.(More)
AIM To assess the effects of celecoxib and sulfasalazine on cardiovascular risk in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS We performed a 10-year population-based retrospective cohort study. A total of 1208 AS patients and 19 328 non-AS patients were sampled from the Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) database. We compared these two groups(More)
Pulmonary mucormycosis is commonly encountered in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis, hematologic malignancies, neutropenia, organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and malignancy, but it rarely occurs in high-risk patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We present the case of a 40-year-old SLE female with fulminant pneumonia after(More)
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