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OBJECTIVES The purpose of our study was to detect early clinical and laboratory signs that help to discriminate macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) from active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) without MAS. METHODS Our retrospective study was based on reviewing the medical charts of the children admitted to the rheumatology department with(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SoJIA) is the most striking form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical responses and outcomes of children with SoJIA to IL-6 blockade using two different tocilizumab (TCZ) treatment protocols designed for milder and more severe SoJIA patient groups, and evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVES To re-evaluate the ability of methotrexate (MTX) to prevent the onset of uveitis in Russian children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS The clinical charts for all consecutive patients who received a stable management for at least 2 years with or without MTX were reviewed. Patients who were given systemic medications other than(More)
1. INTRODUCTION The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument was launched into polar Earth orbit aboard NASA's Terra satellite on December 18, 1999. MISR contains 9 pushbroom cameras pointed at nadir and along-track view angles of 70.5º, 60º, 46.1º, 26.1º forward and backward of nadir, each with spectral bands at 446, 558, 672, and 866 nm.(More)
We carry out an investigation of the influence of particle alignment on the scattering properties of mineral dust layers. Our modelling indicates that in addition to modifying optical thickness, the alignment can significantly alter the scattering properties, including polarization. Influence of the alignment on remote sensing retrievals is also examined,(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The CCR5 protein is a chemokine receptor, and is known to be expressed on T cells, macrophages, dendritic and microglia cells. It is believed that different prevalence of HLA and CCR5- delta32-a 32 base pair deletion in the coding region-in various ethnic groups is associated with the severity and prevalence of chemokine-mediated(More)
We use CALIOP nighttime measurements of lidar backscatter, color and depolarization ratios, as well as particulate retrievals during the summer of 2007 to study transatlantic dust properties downwind of Saharan sources, and to examine the influence of nearby clouds on dust. Our analysis suggests that (1) under clear skies, while lidar backscatter and color(More)
P381 Transient periosteal hyperostosis with dysproteinemia (Goldbloom syndrome): two cases report Riccardo Papa, Alessandro Consolaro, Francesca Minoia, Roberta Caorsi, Gianmichele Magnano, Marco Gattorno, Angelo Ravelli, Paolo Picco Pediatria II, Reumatologia, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy; Radiologia, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy(More)
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