Carlo Maurizio Montecucco

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BACKGROUND PATIENTS with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of developing comorbid conditions. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence of comorbidities and compare their management in RA patients from different countries worldwide. METHODS STUDY DESIGN international, cross-sectional. PATIENTS consecutive RA patients. DATA COLLECTED(More)
UNLABELLED The scientific documentation supporting the potential clinical and economic benefits of a growing use of off-patent generic drugs in clinical practice seems to be limited in Italy as yet. METHODS We compared differences in outcomes between off-patent generic drugs and off-patent brand drugs in real clinical practice. The outcomes were:(More)
Purpose Studies in rheumatoid arthritis have shown higher prevalence of subclinical synovitis defined by US in respect to clinical examination. We investigated the relative sensitivity of clinical and sonographic assessment of synovitis in JIA. Methods In 34 patients, the clinician (SMM) assessed 52 joints and computed count of joints with swelling,(More)
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