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Interstitial lung disease in recent onset rheumatoid arthritis.
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA); however, the prevalence and natural history are undefined. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of ILD associated withExpand
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OSTEOPOROSIS IN EARLY ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS: A PRIMARY PATHOLOGICAL EVENT?
Patients with severe ankylosing spondylitis of long duration often have spinal osteoporosis secondary to ankylosis and immobility. Bone mineral density of defined regions of the lumbar spine, femoralExpand
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Three year followup of bone mineral density change in premenopausal women with systemic lupus erythematosus.
OBJECTIVE To measure the change in bone mineral density (BMD, g/cm2) in a female population with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) over 3 years, to identify factors predictive of bone loss,Expand
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Interleukin-1 gene polymorphism disease activity and bone mineral metabolism in rheumatoid arthritis.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether interleukin-1 alpha and 1 beta gene polymorphism is associated with rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and bone mineral metabolism, and whether there is anyExpand
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Sex ratio in the spondyloarthropathies and its relationship to phenotypic expression, mode of inheritance and age at onset.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the interrelated effect of phenotypic expression [i.e., primary ankylosing spondylitis (1 degree AS) or disease secondary to psoriasis (Ps) AS or inflammatory bowel diseaseExpand
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A phase II study of Rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis patients with recurrent disease following haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Summary:Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has been used recently as an effective therapy in patients with resistant rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although disease control occurs in theExpand
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Familial versus sporadic ankylosing spondylitis. Two different diseases?
OBJECTIVE To define potential differences and the possible contribution of susceptibility or severity genes in familial versus sporadic ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS Three hundred twentyExpand
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Evaluation of a program designed to produce rural physicians.
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A pilot randomized trial comparing CD34-selected versus unmanipulated hemopoietic stem cell transplantation for severe, refractory rheumatoid arthritis.
OBJECTIVE Evidence from animal studies, case reports, and phase I studies suggests that hemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can be effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ItExpand
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