Waraporn Sukitawut

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Minidose aspirin (60-325 mg/day) has been widely used in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. However, studies on the effects of minidose aspirin on renal handling of uric acid and renal function are limited. We studied the effect of aspirin at 60 mg/day (n = 18) and 300 mg/day (n = 14) on uric acid handling and renal(More)
An association between connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) gene dimorphism at -945 (CTGF*-945C/G) and systemic sclerosis (SSc) has been reported with inconclusive results. We performed this study to determine whether such an association exists among Thai patients with SSc. DNA samples were taken from 50 Thai SSc patients (diffuse SSc in 39 and limited(More)
Causes of death and poor prognostic factors for patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) were studied in 222 cases. Their mean age at the onset and duration of disease was 48.9 +/- 12.0 years and 23.3 +/- 29.3 months, respectively. Fifty-three per cent were diffuse subtype. Patients with diffuse SSc had more digital pitting scars and more muscle, heart, lung,(More)
Sleep disturbance is a common problem in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. This study was performed to determine the prevalence of sleep disturbance in SLE, the factors that might be associated with sleep disturbance, and the correlation between changes in clinical parameters and sleep quality over time. Fifty-six female SLE patients from a total(More)
Although peripheral and central nervous system involvement have been well recognized in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), autonomic nervous system (ANS) involvement has rarely been studied, and has shown conflicting results. We performed cardiovascular ANS assessment in 34 RA and 37 SLE patients, using standard(More)
Various musculoskeletal syndromes have been well described in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Surprisingly, erythema nodosum, an inflammation of the adipose tissue of the skin, has rarely been described. We report a 24-year-old known case of HIV infection, who developed fever and multiple tender subcutaneous nodules that were(More)
From a cohort study of 349 Thai patients (337 females [F] and 12 males [M]) with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 52 patients (51 F, 1 M) died. Their 5- and 10-year survival rates were 84.0% and 74.9%, respectively. Seventy-nine percent of deaths occurred within the first year of diagnosis. Infection contributed to 27 deaths (51.9%). The lung and the(More)
A genetic study, particularly in HLA-DRs, has never been performed in Thai patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). This study was performed to investigate the association between the HLA-DR series in Thai SSc patients. HLA-DR subtypes were determined in 50 Thai SSc patients and 99 healthy controls (HCs). All SSc patients met the ACR classification criteria(More)
The clinical features and laboratory findings of 91 Thai patients (33 males and 58 females) with CPPD crystal deposition disease were studied. Their average age was 71.54 years. Acute monoarthritis and oligoarthritis were the two most common forms of presentation and were seen in 89 per cent of cases. The knee, wrist and ankle were the three most common(More)
Human leucocyte antigen (HLA) study in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been investigated in various countries, but the results are still inconclusive. This study was performed to investigate the association between HLA-DR and SLE in patients in northern Thailand. HLA-DR subtyping was performed in 70 patients with SLE and 99 normal(More)