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Clinical and laboratory manifestations, disease course, outcome, and HLA associations were studied in an inception cohort of 62 subjects with adult Still's disease (ASD) from 5 Canadian universities. Twenty-eight patients (45%) were female and the median age at disease onset was 24 years. In general, the clinical features observed in our patients were(More)
The aim of this study was to validate a French translation of the structured self-report 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8) and determine its psychometric properties in patients taking antihypertensive medication. An observational cross-sectional study was conducted in the hypertensive unit of a French university hospital. The MMAS-8 was(More)
OBJECTIVE To design a quality-of-life (QOL) instrument specific for patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis and to assess its validity and reproducibility. METHODS One-on-one or group interviews were conducted with 79 patients and 28 healthcare professionals. Of the 80 potential items identified from the results, 46 were selected based on their content(More)
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare cause of lymphadenopathy, most often cervical. It has been mainly described in Asia. There are few data available on this disease in Europe. We conducted this retrospective, observational, multicenter study to describe KFD in France and to determine the characteristics of severe forms of the disease and forms(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate a translated and adapted version of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) for use in French-speaking populations. METHODS The FIQ was translated into French by 2 independent translators and then back-translated into English to assess the conceptual equivalence. The translated version was tested and adapted by an expert(More)
BACKGROUND Most quantitative diagnostic tests do not perfectly differentiate between persons with and without a given disease. We present a simple method to construct a 3-zone partition for quantitative tests results, including positive and negative zones and a gray zone between, and we describe its use in the diagnosis of heart failure by brain natriuretic(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a short form of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 (AIMS2) questionnaire, preserving content validity as the priority criterion. METHODS A 2-step reduction procedure was used: 1) Delphi technique, with 1 panel of patients and 1 panel of experts each selecting 1 set of items independently; and 2) nominal group technique, where(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our experience on a multicentre series of 32 patients with either typical or atypical Cogan's syndrome, to combine our results with a detailed review of the literature, and to compare the clinical manifestations of typical and atypical Cogan's syndrome. METHODS Patients were identified from a survey conducted with physicians affiliated(More)
OBJECTIVES To translate, cross-culturally adapt, and validate the functional disability tool Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ), a variant of the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). CHILDREN AND METHODS The disability index is the mean of the scores on the eight domains of the CHAQ and(More)
There is wide evidence for a decreased risk of rheumatoid arthritis in patients with schizophrenia. Nevertheless, very few studies have looked at the risk of schizophrenia in a group of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. We prospectively investigated, with the SCL-90R, 220 consecutive outpatients with rheumatoid arthritis and 196 consecutive outpatients(More)