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Our aim is to assess the prevalence and associated clinical features of anti-CCP (cyclic citrullinated peptide) antibodies for RF (rheumatoid factor)-positive and RF-negative rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). In a prospective, cross-sectional, multi-centre study, we determined the titres of anti-CCP antibodies in 208 RA patients (129(More)
The pathogenetic role and the clinical importance of the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (APAs) in patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) are not clear. In this study, the prevalence and clinical significance of APAs were investigated in patients with ITP. Eighty-two newly diagnosed ITP patients were prospectively studied. They were(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the role of shared epitope (SE) alleles in the short-term clinical response to leflunomide for the treatment of active RA. METHODS In an open-label, multi-centre study of 16-weeks duration, 93 patients (82% female) fulfilling ARA 1987 RA criteria were treated with leflunomide (100 mg loading dose for 3 days, then 20 mg/day as the(More)
Patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) generally require second-line treatment although their prognosis is poor. In this multicenter study, we aimed to detect the characteristics related to patients and disease that can predict the response to second-line treatments in advanced NSCLC. Data of 904 patients who have progressed after(More)
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