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The European Spondylarthropathy Study Group preliminary criteria for the classification of spondylarthropathy.
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The proposed classification criteria for spondylarthropathy are easy to apply in clinical practice and performed well in all 7 participating centers and are regarded as preliminary until they have been further evaluated in other settings. Expand
[Criteria of the classification of spondylarthropathies].
TLDR
A system of classification criteria of spondyloarthropathies was experimented in three studies and permitted to measure its specificity and sensitivity, which permits to compare theory and clinical practice and also to classify disease not yet classified. Expand
Evaluation of a functional index and an articular index in ankylosing spondylitis.
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An index of functional impairment and a system of scoring joint tenderness for use in the assessment of ankylosing spondylitis showed changes in short term clinical trials of antiinflammatory drugs; these changes were highly correlated with the patient's overall assessment of his own clinical condition. Expand
Facet joint block for low back pain: identifying predictors of a good response.
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This preliminary study was conducted to identify a facet joint syndrome in low back pain and found only a few variables were more frequent in the responder group: older age, absence of exacerbation by coughing, relief when recumbent, and absence of worsening by hyperextension. Expand
Development and validation of a rheumatoid hand functional disability scale that assesses functional handicap.
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A practical functional disability scale for rheumatoid hands that also assesses functional handicap is developed that has been validated in a French population and showed good criterion referenced validity. Expand
Metabolic bone assessment in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
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The results suggest that bone turnover in inflammatory bowel disease is characterized by low bone formation in the presence of normal levels of calcium-regulating hormones. Expand
Longitudinal radiologic evaluation of osteoarthritis of the knee.
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Radiologic assessment appears to be an objective standard for longterm evaluation of osteoarthritis (OA) and it is inexpensive, quick, simple and noninvasive, but some factors such as obesity, generalized OA and flares of OA appeared to be correlated with the deterioration of joint space narrowing. Expand
A morphometric study of the lumbar foramen
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A disc collapse of 4 mm decreases all the diameters, and in this case lumbar extension results in a sufficient decrease of foraminal diameter to threaten the nerve root, and the authors undertook a morphometric study of the intervertebral foramina in anatomic specimens of spines unaffected by degenerative lesions. Expand
Cyclosporin in rheumatoid arthritis: a double blind, placebo controlled study in 52 patients.
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It is shown that CyA is effective in active rheumatoid arthritis but requires close monitoring for toxicity. Expand
Arthroscopic evaluation of potential structure modifying activity of hyaluronan (Hyalgan) in osteoarthritis of the knee.
TLDR
This study supports existing data concerning the favorable symptomatic effect of intra-articular injections of Hyalgan in osteoarthritis of the knee and suggests that repeated intra-arthritic injections of hyaluronan might delay the structural progression of the disease. Expand
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