Acute cold stress in rheumatoid arthritis inadequately activates stress responses and induces an increase of interleukin 6.

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OBJECTIVE Acute stress in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) should stimulate a strong stress response. After cryotherapy, we expected to observe an increase of hormones of the adrenal gland and the sympathetic nervous system. METHODS A total of 55 patients with RA were recruited for whole-body cryotherapy at -110 degrees C and -60 degrees C, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/ard.2008.089458

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