Oravan Verasertniyom

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The immunomodulatory role of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 is well known. An association between vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene BsmI polymorphisms and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been reported. To examine the characteristics of VDR gene BsmI polymorphisms in patients with SLE and the relationship of polymorphisms to the susceptibility and clinical(More)
The clinical manifestations of 131 rheumatic disease patients with anti-Sm antibody were studied. A variety of standard tests was utilized in the study, namely, the FANA test with mouse kidney as substrate for the assay of ANA, the Crithidia test for anti-double stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) and double immunodiffusion for detecting antibodies to extractable(More)
Anticentromere antibodies (ACA) are useful in assessing and classifying patients with mild variant of systemic sclerosis called calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, telangiectasias (CREST) syndrome. From their prognostic significance, we are interested in the prevalence and disease correlation in Thai patients. A total of(More)
A history of respiratory allergic disorders was obtained in 68 patients. Allergic skin testing was performed with measurement of total IgE by enzyme immunoassay (EIA). The mean level of total IgE from the control group of 13 healthy adults with no history of allergic diseases was 24.7 IU per ml. The average serum IgE level among the allergic patients with(More)
Antibodies to β2-glycoprotein I (anti-β2-GPI) have been reported to have stronger association with clinical antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) than anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) and lupus anticoagulant (LAC). We investigated the sensitivity and specificity of ELISA for anti-β2-GPI in Thai systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with clinical features of(More)
The prevalence of the antinucleolar antibodies (ANoA) demonstrated by indirect immunofluorescence technique in 1,662 sera of patients with a known or suspected rheumatic disease increased from 1.97% when mouse kidney (MK) was used as substrate to 4.9% when HEp-2 cells were used as substrate. However, an appropriate commercial HEp-2 substrate must be(More)
To assess whether the CYP2C19 polymorphism modified the effect of cyclophosphamide on ovarian toxicity in Thai patients with SLE. We performed a case–control study of female patients with SLE who were treated with cyclophosphamide at Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. Cases were patient who had ovarian toxicity (sustained amenorrhoea >12 months or(More)
Diffuse systemic sclerosis and the related syndromes were diagnosed in 115 patients during 1977–1987. Sixty-nine patients were available for clinical evaluation and analysis. These included 46 patients with diffuse systemic sclerosis, 2 with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis, 2 with linear scleroderma, 18 with overlap syndrome (OS), and one with primary(More)
The genetic polymorphisms at the 16th (Arg--> Gly) and 27th (Gln-->Glu) amino acid positions of the beta2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) may be linked to various asthma-related phenotypes. These include the adverse effects on lung function known to occur following the regular use of albuterol. The study aimed to determine the association between these two(More)
Oxygen free radicals have been implicated as mediators of tissue damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of our study was to assess the lipid peroxide products and antioxidant status in rheumatoid arthritis patients (RA). The study involved determination of two plasma lipid peroxide products, malondialdehyde (MDA) and conjugated dienes (CD),(More)