Philip Stocks

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INTRODUCTION B-cell depletion has become a common treatment strategy in anti-TNF-refractory rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although the exact mechanism of how B-cell depletion leads to clinical amelioration in RA remains to be elucidated, repetitive treatment with B-cell-depleting agents leading to long-term B-cell depletion has been reported to be beneficial.(More)
The Test Template Framework (TTF) is a formal, abstract model of tests used to derive a hierarchy of test information, including test cases and oracles. The hierarchy is derived from a formal model-based speciication, for example, one written in the Z notation. We present a case study deriving a Test Template Hierarchy (TTH) from a specii-cation for(More)
T-regulatory cells (Tregs) are a sub-population of lymphocytes that act to suppress aberrant immune responses. We investigated changes in the numbers of naïve and terminally differentiated Tregs in the peripheral blood to establish their role in the immuno-suppressive response to prolonged exercise. Blood was drawn from seventeen experienced runners (age 40(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the levels of physical activity in individuals with primary Sjögren’s syndrome (PSS) and its relationship to the clinical features of PSS. To this cross-sectional study, self-reported levels of physical activity from 273 PSS patients were measured using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire-short form(More)
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