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H Harman

Anti-RA 33: A Marker of Good Prognosis in Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.330
Synopsis: 
We investigated the diagnosis capability and extent of Anti-RA 33 positivity and clinical characteristics in patients with RA. We highlight a strong negative correlation between Anti-RA 33 positivity and the quality of life. Anti-RA 33 antibodies may exert helpful effects determining prognosis in established RA patients though have poor diagnostic capability.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Autoantibodies are evident in the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and play important roles in diagnosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnosis capability and extent of Anti-RA 33 positivity and clinical characteristics in patients with RA.

Accepted: 
22 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 07 Sep, 2016

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Which Factors are Predictive for the Presence of Insulin Resistance in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

DOI: 
10: 107727/wimj.2015.463
Synopsis: 
We investigated obesity and insulin resistance and associated factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Cumulative steroid dose, the presence of obesity and disease activity, were the best predictors for insulin resistance. Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs may help to reduce insulin resistance.

ABSTRACT

Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate of obesity and insulin resistance and associated factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Accepted: 
25 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Feb, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

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