The effect of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha therapy with etanercept on endothelial functions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Tikiz2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha therapy with etanercept on endothelial functions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Hakan Tikiz and Ozlem Arslan and Timur Pirildar and Canan Tikiz and Petek Bayindir},
  journal={Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={98-103}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)- alpha antagonism with etanercept (ENC) on endothelial functions in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A total of 21 patients with RA were enrolled in this prospective study. Eleven of them (8 women, 3 men mean age 47.0+/-10.1 years) with high disease activity despite… CONTINUE READING