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Preliminary criteria for the classification of the acute arthritis of primary gout.
The American Rheumatism Association sub-committe on classification criteria for gout analyzed data from more than 700 patients with gout, pseudogout, rheumatoid arthritis, or septic arthritis.Expand
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Simple method for measurement of lower extremity muscle strength.
A simple, rapid, reproducible method for quantification of lower extremity muscle strength was standardized. The time needed to stand 10 times from a standard chair was recorded in 139 healthyExpand
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The reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome. I. Clinical and histologic studies: evidence for bilaterality, response to corticosteroids and articular involvement.
Eleven consecutive patients fulfulling criteria for the reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS) were studied by quantitative clinical methods, providing measurements of swelling (ring size),Expand
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Effect of topical capsaicin in the therapy of painful osteoarthritis of the hands.
Topical capsaicin 0.075% was evaluated for the treatment of the painful joints of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) in a 4 week double blind, placebo controlled randomized trial.Expand
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Crystals and arthritis.
Monosodium urate, calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate, and basic calcium phosphate (carbonate-substituted hydroxyapatite and octacalcium phosphate) crystal aggregates are associated with gout,Expand
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Synovial fluid pH, lactate, oxygen and carbon dioxide partial pressure in various joint diseases.
Fifty-five samples from knee joints of 44 patients with a wide variety of joint diseases were analyzed by routine gross and microscopic examination, and for pH, pO2 and pCO2; 18 fluids were analyzedExpand
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The reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome. II. Roentgenographic and scintigraphic evidence of bilaterality and of periarticular accentuation.
Patchy osteoporosis is the primary roentgenologic manifestation of the reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS). As recent clinical and histologic data suggested articular changes in RSDS,Expand
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Intractable rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment with combined cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, and hydroxychloroquine.
Seventeen patients (15 women, two men) with progressive, erosive seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) refractory to conventional therapy were treated with cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, andExpand
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Remitting, seronegative, symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema--13 additional cases.
The case histories of 13 elderly patients (8 men/5 women) with a relatively acute onset of a severe symmetrical synovitis affecting the flexor digitorum tendon sheaths and wrist joints with pittingExpand
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