J M Esdaile

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In many studies of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and Alzheimer's disease (AD), the exposure to NSAIDs was concurrent with AD or based on self (or surrogate) report. We conducted a case-control analysis of the Québec participants in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging who received a diagnosis of AD (cases) or were found to be cognitively(More)
The Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale is a new measure of functional disability for patients with back pain. Functional disability was operationalized in terms of perceived difficulty associated with simple physical activities. The content of the scale was developed in several stages, including a literature review, two studies seeking the opinions of(More)
144 patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis from six centres were randomised to receive oral cyclosporin or placebo for 6 months. The initial daily dose of cyclosporin was 2.5 mg/kg, which was increased cautiously with monitoring of serum cyclosporin levels and creatinine; the mean stabilisation dose was 3.8 mg/kg. There were significant improvements in(More)
The objective of this study was to identify reliable and valid instruments to measure cognitive impairment in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and to define minimally important change of cognitive impairment in SLE for clinical trials. Neurocognitive measures used in randomized clinical trials in SLE were reviewed, and response criteria were developed(More)
In four patients a systemic vasculitis similar to polyarteritis nodosa developed within 2 years of the onset of hairy-cell leukaemia. Arteriographic studies in two patients revealed microaneurysms, and biopsy specimens in three patients revealed a vasculitis affecting medium-sized vessels. Blood neutrophilia and neutrophilic vascular infiltrate were absent.(More)
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