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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)
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)
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 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)
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)
Ketoprofen is a chiral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) available as a racemic (rac) mixture of S-(+)- and R-(-)-isomers. Its inhibitory effect on prostaglandin biosynthesis resides virtually in the S-form. Interestingly, R-ketoprofen does not undergo substantial metabolic inversion in humans. Though contraindicated during the last trimester of(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)
The diffusion of seven arylpropionic acid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been investigated in male Wistar rats by means of quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) study. After intraperitoneal administration of each drug (5 mg/kg), blood and CSF samples were collected at different times (0.5,(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)