Alexandre Dumusc

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INTRODUCTION The performance of ultrasound (US) in the diagnosis of acute gouty (MSU) arthritis and calcium pyrophosphate (CPP) arthritis is not yet well defined. Most studies evaluated US as the basis for diagnosing crystal arthritis in already diagnosed cases of gout and few prospective studies have been performed. METHODS One hundred nine consecutive(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To give an overview of current evidence for interleukin (IL)-1 blockade in the management of gout. RECENT FINDINGS Three IL-1 blockers are currently available for clinical use: anakinra, rilonacept and canakinumab. Recent studies have focused on drugs with a long half-life: rilonacept and canakinumab. For treatment of acute gouty(More)
INTRODUCTION Ultrasound (US) subclinical synovitis in prerheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients has been demonstrated in anticitrullinated antibodies (ACPA) positive patients to be predictive for future development of RA. The aim of the study was to assess the value of the US as a predictive factor for the future development of RA in patients with(More)
The lateral and medial epicondylitis is often manifested in a professional or in a sport context leading to repetitive wrist movements. The diagnosis is primarily clinical. Additional tests are indicated in chronic evolution and in searching for differential diagnoses. Elbow X-ray can be completed with ultrasound or MRI, the most efficient but expensive(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), in addition to the traditional joint damage can affect all organs as a systemic disease. Extra-articular manifestations of RA are highly variable ranging from rheumatoid nodules (most common) to rheumatoid vasculitis presenting a significant morbidity and mortality (49% at 5 years). With the new algorithms of treatment (earlier)(More)
A prospective evaluation of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in acute microcrystalline arthritis. permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public(More)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are the first line treatment for spondylarthritis. NSAIDs are effective when used continuously or on demand, in short or long-term use. An effect on radiologic progression of the spine is still controversial. However, physicians have to be aware of potential cardiovascular, renal or gastro-intestinal secondary(More)
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