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reumathoid arthritis

Fernando Morgadinho Santos Coelho, Márcia Pradella-Hallinan, Gabriela Rodrigues Alves, Lia Rita Azeredo Bittencourt, Mário Pedrazzoli Neto, Fábio Moreira, Sérgio Tufik
UNLABELLED: Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive daytime sleep and cataplexy. Little is known about the possible difference in pathophysiology between patients with or without cataplexy. OBJECTIVE: To quantify T CD4, T CD8 and B lymphocytes in subgroups of patients with narcolepsy and the presence or absence of the HLA-DQB1*0602 allele between groups. METHOD: Our study was prospective and controlled (transversal) with 22 narcoleptic patients and 23 health control subjects...
June 2007: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
G Ferraccioli
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy, the tolerability, and treatment survival of the association of anti-TNFα (Infliximab, Etanercept, Adalimumab) plus Methotrexate vs Methotrexate as monotherapy in patients with reumathoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Review of published controlled randomized clinical studies on the association of anti-TNFα plus Methotrexate vs Methotrexate alone in patients with rheumathoid arthritis (RA). Results in terms of remission and progression of radiologic damage, and clinical response expressed in terms of ACR 50 or ACR 70 were reviewed in the different studies...
2005: Reumatismo
K Traczyk, A Broniek, J Grymiński, B Pelczarska, D Szymańska, D Zych, J Zych, E Rowińska-Zakrzewska
Pleural biopsy with Abram's needle was made in 160 consecutive patients with undiagnosed pleural effusions. The sampled fluid and pleural bioptates were examined histologically, cytologically and bacteriologically. In 40 cases malignant changes were found, out of 87 with confirmed malignancy. Neoplastic cells were found in 26 patients, ovreall the diagnosis was made in 65% of lung cancer cases. Out of 41 cases of tuberculosis, pleural biopsy provided this diagnosis in 24 patients (59%). Bacteriological examination and pathological of the biopsy specimen allowed to increase the diagnostic field to 63%...
January 1990: Pneumonologia Polska
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