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Renal function during treatment with adefovir plus peginterferon alfa-2a vs either drug alone in hepatitis B/D co-infection
Long-term safety of treatment with hepatitis B virus (HBV) polymerase inhibitors is a concern. Adefovir dipivoxil (ADV) therapy has previously been associated with impairment of renal function. Limited data are available ...
Association of FCGR2A with the response to infliximab treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess a functional polymorphism in FCGR2A H131R, for association with the treatment response to Fc-containing inhibitors of tumor necrosis factor (TNF). METHODS: A total of 429 biologic-naive ...
Incidental non-cardiac findings of a coronary angiography with a 128-slice multi-detector CT scanner: Should we only concentrate on the heart?
Objective: To evaluate the spectrum, prevalence, and significance of incidental non-cardiac findings (INCF) in patients referred for a non-invasive coronary angiography using a 128-slice multi-detector CT (MDCT). Materials ...
External validation of the ASTRAL score to predict 3-and 12-month functional outcome in the china national stroke registry
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE-: The ASTRAL score was recently introduced as a prognostic tool for acute ischemic stroke. It predicts 3-month outcome reliably in both the derivation and the validation European cohorts. We aimed ...
Increased primary autoimmune thyroid diseases and thyroid antibodies in sarcoidosis: Evidence for an under-recognised extrathoracic involvement in sarcoido
Objective and Design: Sarcoidosis has been associated with thyroid diseases. However, until today no definite conclusions have been drawn. We aimed to assess the frequency of thyroid disorders and the levels of thyroid ...
Pharmacogenetic analysis of TNF, TNFRSF1A, and TNFRSF1B gene polymorphisms and prediction of response to anti-TNF therapy in psoriasis patients in the greek population
Background: Although biologic therapies have revolutionized the treatment of psoriasis, patients exhibit a substantial heterogeneous response that could be due to complex genetic heterogeneity. Objective: The aim of this ...