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Rheumatological manifestations of hepatitis C: incidence in a rheumatology and non-rheumatology setting and the effect of methotrexate and interferon.
OBJECTIVES To evaluate hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive patients followed in a rheumatology department and to compare them with a similar population of HCV-positive patients who had never seen aExpand
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TNF blockers inhibit spinal radiographic progression in ankylosing spondylitis by reducing disease activity: results from the Swiss Clinical Quality Management cohort
Objectives To analyse the impact of tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFis) on spinal radiographic progression in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Methods Patients with AS in the Swiss Clinical QualityExpand
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A Genetic Association Study of Serum Acute-Phase C-Reactive Protein Levels in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Implications for Clinical Interpretation
A genetic association study by Timothy Vyse and colleagues suggests that there is a significant association between CRP variants and acute-phase serum CRP concentrations in patients with rheumatoidExpand
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OP0096 Tobacco smoking is associated with increased disease activity in HLA-B27 positive axial spondyloarthritis patients, but does not alter the course of disease activity
Background Smoking is associated with increased disease activity in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and early axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) in cross-sectional studies, however causation hasExpand
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Impaired response to treatment with tumour necrosis factor α inhibitors in smokers with axial spondyloarthritis
Objectives To investigate the impact of smoking on the response to treatment with a first tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) in a real-lifeExpand
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The effect of alcohol on radiographic progression in rheumatoid arthritis.
OBJECTIVE Alcohol consumption reduces the risk of development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and significantly attenuates the development of erosive arthritis in animal models. It remains unknownExpand
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Impact of obesity on the response to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in axial spondyloarthritis
BackgroundFew studies have investigated the impact of obesity on the response to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). The aim of our study was toExpand
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Infliximab-induced cerebral thrombophlebitis.
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Response to Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibition in Male and Female Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis: Data from a Swiss Cohort
Objective. To investigate sex differences in connection with the effectiveness of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Methods. A total of 440Expand
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