Bernard Bannwarth

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OBJECTIVES To update the EULAR recommendations for management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) by an evidence based medicine and expert opinion approach. METHODS The literature search and guidelines were restricted to treatments for knee OA pertaining to clinical and/or radiological OA of any compartment of the knee. Papers for combined treatment of knee and(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop evidence based recommendations for the management of hip osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS The multidisciplinary guideline development group comprised 18 rheumatologists, 4 orthopaedic surgeons, and 1 epidemiologist, representing 14 European countries. Each participant contributed up to 10 propositions describing key clinical aspects of(More)
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)
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease encountered throughout Europe. A task force for the EULAR Standing Committee for Clinical Trials met in 1998 to determine the methodological and logistical approach required for the development of evidence based guidelines for treatment of knee OA. The guidelines were restricted to cover all(More)
Since the antipyretic and probably the analgesic effects of paracetamol are, at least in part, centrally mediated, its plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations were measured in 43 patients with nerve-root compression pain. Each subject was given a short i.v. infusion of 2 g propacetamol, a prodrug which is hydrolysed to paracetamol within 7 min.(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a substantial cause of hospital admissions. However, little is known about the incidence, preventability and severity of ADEs resulting in emergency department visits. To address this issue, we conducted a prospective survey in emergency departments of French public hospitals. METHODS This study was performed over(More)
Since both (R)- and (S)-enantiomers of ibuprofen may act on the central nervous system, we investigated their plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations in 46 patients with nerve-root compression pain requiring a lumbar puncture. Each patient received an oral dose of 800 mg rac-ibuprofen. A single blood and CSF sample was drawn concomitantly from(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome in the French general population. METHODS A validated French version of the London Fibromyalgia Epidemiology Study Screening Questionnaire (LFESSQ) was administered via telephone to a representative community sample of 1014 subjects aged over 15 years, selected by the quota method. A(More)
Plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of indomethacin have been determined in 52 patients hospitalized for nerve-root compression pain. Samples of blood and CSF were collected at the same time in each subject, 0.5 to 12 h after a single intramuscular injection of 50 mg indomethacin. Analgesic effect was assessed by the absolute and percentage(More)
Low-dose pulse methotrexate has emerged as one of the most frequently used slow-acting, symptom-modifying antirheumatic drugs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) because of its favourable risk-benefit profile. Methotrexate is a weak bicarboxylic acid structurally related to folic acid. The most widely used methods for the analysis of methotrexate are(More)