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This cross-sectional, observational study was undertaken to examine whether voluntary activation failure could contribute to the persisting weakness observed in some patients with treated idiopathic inflammatory myositis. In 20 patients with myositis of more than six months' duration (5 males, 15 females; mean [+/- 1 SD] age 53 11 years) and 102 normal(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease in the world and the single largest cause of disability for those over 18 years. It affects more than twice as many people as does cardiac disease, and increases in incidence and prevalence with age. Animal and human studies have shown no evidence of increased risk of hip or knee OA with moderate exercise(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of inflammatory back pain in an anterior uveitis cohort. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS Patients with anterior uveitis were recruited from the clinic of an ophthalmologist to complete a survey between March and December 2008. Patients were classified with inflammatory back pain if they had ≥2 positive(More)
Multiple myeloma can occasionally manifest with joint disease. We report the case of an individual with a progressive bilateral carpal syndrome and a symmetrical severe seronegative polyarthritis and joint swelling. Investigations revealed an erosive seronegative inflammatory arthritis in association with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, anaemia, hepatic(More)
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