Rituximab treatment for glomerulonephritis in HCV-associated mixed cryoglobulinaemia: efficacy and safety in the absence of steroids
July 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Rheumatology; Immunology. 2915 words.
Objective. Rituximab, an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, has been used in lupus nephritis and membranous idiopathic nephropathy and has proved effective in non-renal...
Gene therapy as a therapeutic approach for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: innovative vectors and therapeutic genes
June 2006; p ublished online March 2006 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Genetics; Rheumatology; Immunology. 11649 words.
In recent years, significant progress has been made in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In addition to conventional therapy, novel biologicals targeting tumour necrosis...
Type II mixed cryoglobulinaemia as an oligo rather than a mono B-cell disorder: evidence from GeneScan and MALDI-TOF analyses
June 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Radiology; Rheumatology; Immunology. 5201 words.
Objective. To identify and characterize rheumatoid factor (RF)-producing B-cells and cryoprecipitate immunoglobulin (Ig) M in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive patients.null...