Bernard Bannwarth

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OBJECTIVE A survey was performed in 5 European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain) to estimate the prevalence of fibromyalgia (FM) in the general population. METHODS In each country, the London Fibromyalgia Epidemiological Study Screening Questionnaire (LFESSQ) was administered by telephone to a representative sample of the community(More)
Aspirin-like drugs mainly include paracetamol, salicylates and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and metamizole. Their analgesic effect is classically ascribed to a peripheral site of action, within the pain-processing site. There is, however, convincing evidence that a central component contributes to the overall analgesia provided by these(More)
BACKGROUND Retention rate, efficacy, and safety of abatacept (ABA) was compared between patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving ABA as monotherapy to those in combination ABA + conventional synthetic DMARD (csDMARD). METHODS The patients were obtained from the ORA registry. The retention rate was analysed in two ways: (1) therapeutic strategy(More)
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