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Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-C Expression and Invasive Phenotype in Ovarian Carcinomas
Purpose: To investigate the biological correlation between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-C expression and invasive phenotype in ovarian carcinomas. Experimental Design: Gene and proteinExpand
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5‐HT3 receptor antagonists ameliorate 5‐fluorouracil‐induced intestinal mucositis by suppression of apoptosis in murine intestinal crypt cells
Chemotherapeutic agents, including 5‐fluorouracil (5‐FU), frequently cause intestinal mucositis resulting in severe diarrhoea and morphological mucosal damage. 5‐HT3 receptor antagonists areExpand
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Methotrexate for steroid-resistant systemic lupus erythematosus
SummaryWe here report two patients with steroid-resistant systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who were successfully treated with methotrexate (MTX). In both cases, a steroid resistant high fever,Expand
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Serum factors from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus enhancing superoxide generation by normal neutrophils.
It has been suggested that human neutrophils exposed to performed immune complexes or activated complement fragments generate O2- anions in extracellular medium. In vivo studies have revealed thatExpand
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Clinical studies of polymyalgia rheumatica. A proposal of diagnostic criteria.
A differential diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be difficult in elderly patients, especially at the prodromal phase of RA. Furthermore, it was felt thatExpand
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Early diagnosis of postpartum acute myocardial infarction with combined use of troponin T and heart‐type fatty acid‐binding protein rapid assay
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during pregnancy or in the early postpartum period is a rare event but may cause perinatal morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis of AMI is critical forExpand
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Serum interleukin-2 receptor for the early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
The value of measuring soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) in the sera of patients with joint pain as a predicting parameter for the future development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was examined.Expand
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Nuclear ribonucleoprotein immune complexes in pericardial fluid of a patient with mixed connective tissue disease.
We performed immunopathologic studies of the pericarditis present in a patient with mixed connective tissue disease. A large number of nuclear RNP (nRNP) immune complexes (ICs) were found in theExpand
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Efficacy of additive DMARD therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Double blind controlled trial using bucillamine and placebo with maintenance doses of gold sodium thiomalate.
OBJECTIVE To examine the efficacy of the addition of small doses of additional disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) to ongoing DMARD treatment [additive DMARD therapy (ADT)]. METHODS AExpand
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