Waraporn Sukitawut

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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)
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)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate the incidence of clinical quiescence in early-diagnosed SLE patients and to determine factors associated with a prolonged clinically quiescent phase. METHODS We used an inception cohort of SLE patients seen between May 2007 and June 2012. All patients were assessed for clinical quiescence [modified SLEDAI(More)
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