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ATTRACT

Anti-TNF Trial in Rheumatoid Arthritis with cA2 (Chimeric monoclonal antibody) infliximab Treatment. A trial comparing the effects of humanised anti-TNF cA2 (infliximab/Remicade) + methotrexate (MTX) to MTX alone on the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.
Conclusions It works; infliximab patients had retardation or arrest of their rheumatoid arthritis; and improvement (in 39% to 54% of patients) of joint space narrowing and bone erosion, vs progressive damage in control patients treated with MTX alone.

ATTRACT

Rheumatology A clinical trial–Anti-TNF Trial in Rheumatoid Arthritis with CA2 Treatment–which evaluated the effects of humanized anti-TNF–cA2–treatment on Pts with RA. See Remicade®, Rheumatoid arthritis.
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i=1]) be a contractive conformal IFS with attractor E.
x(p - 1)}, we can determine in O(p * n) steps whether there exists a block-sequential update schedule s such that C(s) has A as an attractor of period p.
5, p = 1, q = 1, r = 1, we observed an interesting scenario of the chaos development in the system: From the stationary state after doubling period bifurcation, the periodic regime with an attractor consisting of two points occurs, from which, in its turn, a quasiperiodic regime and an attractor of two annuli come up (see Figure 3.
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Favoured method of the day was black and green attractor patterns fished on an intermediate line.