Damien Coyral

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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of Sjogren's syndrome (SS) in women with spondyloarthropathy (SpA). METHODS Forty-one women with SpA manifesting as inflammatory back pain and/or peripheral arthritis were diagnosed as having ankylosing spondylitis, undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy, psoriatic arthritis, or enteropathic arthropathy based on(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine that opioid rotation can be useful for establishing a more advantageous analgesia/toxicity relationship in rheumatologic pain. METHODS Among patients treated with opioids for rheumatologic non-malignant pain, 67 patients with opioid rotation were enrolled retrospectively. In all cases, the other analgesics had failed. The opioids(More)
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a poorly understood sensory-motor neurological disorder whose prevalence in Caucasian populations ranges from 10% to 15%. The patient reports unpleasant sensations in the lower limbs with dysesthesia resulting in an urge to move the legs. The symptoms occur during periods of inactivity, increasing in the evening and at night.(More)
Since 1997, legal judgments in France have revolutionized the concept of patient information. Medical information must now be clear and include all serious risks of investigations and therapies. We evaluated patients' opinions after their medical examination and scrutiny of information cards prepared by the French Society of Rheumatology. A questionnaire(More)
Thirty-four patients who met ESSG criteria for spondylarthropathy and were eligible for anti-TNFalpha treatment (infliximab) were enrolled in this open-label study lasting 14 weeks. The aims were to evaluate the progression of sacroiliitis by means of MRI, and to determine the positive predictive value of this exam for the treatment response. Patients(More)
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