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Synovial hypoxia as a cause of tendon rupture in rheumatoid arthritis.

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PURPOSE: Hypoxia and angiogenesis are now recognized as being important events in the perpetuation of joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In 50% of patients with RA, however, the disease also involves inflammation of the synovial tissue surrounding the tendons, which is associated with multiple ruptures and poor prognosis for long-term hand function. The aim of this study was to determine whether hypoxia and angiogenesis may also play a role in RA tendon disease. METHODS: Matched...

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10.1016/j.jhsa.2007.09.002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Author
Journal:
Journal of hand surgery More from this journal
Volume:
33
Issue:
1
Pages:
49-58
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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EISSN:
1531-6564
ISSN:
0363-5023
Language:
English
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pubs:227453
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uuid:8efdca9f-f8c6-468a-9d21-9f9fe34cfc53
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pubs:227453
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227453
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2012-12-19

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