Timothy G. McCarthy

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RA is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by variations in clinical manifestations, disease course, and probably response to therapeutic interventions. We have addressed the question whether genetically and potentially etiologically more homogeneous subgroups of RA patients can be defined based upon the expression of the RA-linked sequence(More)
There is convincing clinical evidence that PID is more common in IUD users than in users of other contraceptive methods. There appears to be a smaller but significant increase when IUDs are compared with sexually active noncontraceptive users. However, the incidence of PID severe enough to warrant hospitalization is only of the order of 1 to 2 per 1,000(More)
The diameter of the internal cervical os was measured in several groups of patients in an attempt to assess any damage caused by suction termination of pregnancy. Pregnant women who had had a previous abortion by vacuum aspiration had significantly greater cervical diameters than those who had not, and there was a statistically significant correlation(More)
OBJECTIVE Between June 1, 1992 and August 31, 1994 we conducted an open pilot study of antithymocyte globulin (ATGAM; Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI) in 10 patients with early systemic sclerosis (SSc) to assess whether this agent might prevent the progression of cutaneous and pulmonary involvement in this disease. METHODS Adult patients with early SSc (< 3 years)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the frequencies and responsiveness of rheumatoid factor (RF)-producing B cells in the peripheral blood of patients with seronegative and seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Frequencies of IgM+, IgG+, and RF+ B cells were determined by limiting-dilution analysis of purified peripheral blood B cells from 6 patients with(More)
Current treatment guidelines advocate opioids for arthritis when standard analgesics produce inadequate relief. Efficacy, adverse effects (AEs), dosing regimens, physician expertise and patient preference influence treatment selection. This study assessed transdermal fentanyl (TDF) as a treatment option for osteoarthritis (OA) patients. This prospective,(More)
Eight-hundred patients recruited between September 1981 and December 1984 were admitted to a randomized prospective trial of the Nova T (NTCu200Ag) and Multiload 250 (MLCu250) IUDs. At the cut off date, 31 December 1986, 206 patients had completed the 4-year trial period, 379 had terminated before completion and 215 were in the fourth year of use. For the(More)
Two new Cu-IUDs, the TCu-22OC and Multiload Cu250, were evaluated against the Cu7 in 1,199 subjects in a randomised, multicentric trial using a common study protocol. During the 2 years following insertion, cumulative first-segment rates for total use-related terminations showed no significant differences between the 3 devices; however, the Cu7 had a(More)