Christine Piroth

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BACKGROUND Even though it has been suggested that antiretroviral therapy has an impact on severe hypovitaminosis D (SHD) in HIV infected patients, it could be speculated that the different levels of residual inflammation on HAART (Highly Active Anti Retroviral Therapy) could contribute to SHD and aggravate bone catabolism in these patients. METHODS A(More)
To study the initial dose of corticoids prescribed by rheumatologists in the Côte d'Or, a French department of Burgundy, in the treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), the clinical and biological data of patients who consulted rheumatologists of the Côte d'Or between March 2006 and December 2008 for PMR were collected. The statistical analyses concerned(More)
The objective was to compare the sensitivities for diagnosis of avascular necrosis of the femoral head of bone scintigraphy equipped with a pinhole collimator and with an high resolution parallel collimator. Bone scintigraphy equipped with a pinhole collimator and with an high resolution parallel collimator were performed in 16 patients with bilateral (n=7)(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of adverse effects of opioids used to treat acute nonmalignant musculoskeletal pain. METHODS Prospective, single-center, observational study in patients admitted to a rheumatology department for a nonmalignant painful musculoskeletal condition with onset within the last 3 months and a need for WHO Class III analgesics.(More)
A 75-year-old female patient, without any relevant past medical history, was hospitalised on 25 September 1995 with a 1-year history of pelvic and shoulder pain, contact scalp pain and headache. These symptoms were developing in a context of general deterioration (weight loss, 4 kg), asthenia and subfebrile episodes. The cause of this trouble was at first(More)
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