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One hundred and twelve shoulders with recurrent anterior dislocation were treated with the Bristow-Latarjet procedure and had a two to five-year follow-up after surgery. The incidence of redislocation was 6 per cent, and an additional 7 per cent of the patients reported occasional subluxation. In 106 shoulders, a radiographic study was carried out in order(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare 2 treatment strategies in a prospective 5 year study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA): early treatment with slow acting antirheumatic drugs (SAARD) versus a "wait and see" attitude. METHODS One hundred thirty-seven patients with RA of < 2 years' duration entered a double blind placebo controlled study: patients in the(More)
The effect of early initiation of auranofin (AF) therapy on outcome measures was studied in a controlled 24-month double blind trial in 138 patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using an intent to treat approach. Patients were randomized to AF or placebo but in case of insufficient effect or intolerable adverse events, they switched to open disease(More)
A follow-up study of 111 out of 112 patients operated on for shoulder joint dislocation according to the Bristow-Latarjet procedure during the years 1975 through 1979 in four Swedish hospitals is presented. The average follow-up time was 30 months (range 24-60 months). There were seven cases of significant recurrences (6 per cent). During follow-up, further(More)
Fifty-three acute or subacute patients with low back pain were given standardized but optimized activating conventional treatment by primary health care teams. Forty-eight patients received an experimental treatment that included specific manual treatment, such as manipulation and specific mobilization, muscle stretching, auto-traction, and cortisone(More)
The effect of early vs delayed initiation of slow acting antirheumatic drug (SAARD) therapy on the ability to maintain regular work, was evaluated in 83 patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a placebo controlled, double blind 24-month study. The estimated probability to maintain working ability was higher in the early treatment group, especially(More)
Inadequate splanchnic tissue perfusion is relatively common during and after aortic surgery. We hypothesized that vasodilation caused by thoracic epidural analgesia improves splanchnic blood flow and tissue perfusion after aortic surgery. In this prospective, randomized, controlled study, we studied 20 patients undergoing elective aortic-femoral or(More)
In a 2-year, randomized, double-blind Nordic multicentre trial, auranofin was compared with placebo in early (disease duration less than or equal to 2 years), active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Efficacy and safety were analysed in 67 patients receiving auranofin and 65 receiving placebo. Life table analysis demonstrated a significantly higher withdrawal rate(More)