Jean H. Gillies

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OBJECTIVE To measure the agreement between computer and paper-administered versions of Bath ankylosing spondylitis (AS) questionnaires and the Quebec Scale for low back pain (LBP). METHODS Fifty patients with LBP completed the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), Functional Index (BASFI), Global Score (BAS-G), and the Quebec Scale.(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic tendinosis of the Achilles tendon is a common overuse injury that is difficult to manage. We report on a new injection treatment for this condition. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty-six consecutive patients (25 men, 11 women; mean age, 52.6 years) with symptoms for more than 3 months (mean, 28.6 months) underwent sonography-guided(More)
The evaluation of articular cartilage currently relies primarily on the identification of morphological alterations of the articular cartilage. Unlike anatomic imaging, T2 mapping is sensitive to changes in the chemical composition and structure of the cartilage. Clinical evaluation of T2 mapping of the glenohumeral joint has not been previously reported.(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on the effectiveness of sonographically guided injections of hyperosmolar dextrose at reducing the pain associated with chronic plantar fasciitis. DESIGN Case series. SETTING Ultrasound division of St Paul's Hospital. PATIENTS 20 referrals (3 men, 17 women; age 51 (SD 13) years) from local sports medicine primary care practitioners(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Disk displacement frequently causes dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the TMJ is 95% accurate in the assessment of disk position and form. Various restorative procedures are used for treatment of disk displacement. However, several authors have noted a lack of correlation between(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between leisure-time physical activity and work-related repetitive strain injury (RSI), adjusted for sociodemographic characteristics and work-related physical and stress factors. METHODS The data source was the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey, a national cross-sectional survey of 134,072 respondents. The(More)
Although there is an impression that patients with connective tissue disorders tolerate radiotherapy less well than other patients, this is not well documented in the literature. We present the case of a patient with a 7-year history of systemic lupus erythematosis who developed fatal pelvic necrosis as an unexpectedly severe complication after radiotherapy(More)
Students are introduced to techniques of physical examination at medical school. However, their skills are deficient at the time of graduation, and with the increasing shift of clinical teaching away from the bedside and into the conference room it is expected that these skills will weaken in succeeding generations of physicians. A practical and(More)
Ninety-eight patients with cervical spondylosis were tested for grip strength in different spinal postures (standing and sitting), but with standard upper arm position. Unilateral symptoms of cervical spondylosis significantly affected grip strength in that arm whether or not it was the dominant upper limb, in contrast to normals. Grip strength is stronger(More)