Jolanda Cibere

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the measurement properties of a new osteoarthritis (OA) pain measure. METHODS The new tool, comprised of 12 questions on constant vs intermittent pain was administered by phone to 100 subjects aged 40+ years with hip or knee OA, followed by three global hip/knee questions, the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) pain(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the pain experience of people with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA), particularly changes over time and most distressing features. METHOD Focus groups in individuals aged 40+ years with painful hip or knee OA obtained detailed descriptions of OA pain from early to late disease. A modified Patient Generated Index (PGI) was used to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate 10 biomarkers in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-determined, pre-radiographically defined osteoarthritis (pre-ROA) and radiographically defined OA (ROA) in a population-based cohort of subjects with symptomatic knee pain. METHODS Two hundred one white subjects with knee pain, ages 40-79 years, were classified into OA subgroups(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability of physical examination of the osteoarthritic (OA) knee by rheumatologists, and to evaluate the benefits of standardization. METHODS Forty-two physical signs and techniques were evaluated using a 6 x 6 Latin square design. Patients with mild to severe knee OA, based on physical and radiographic signs, were examined in(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a semiquantitative MRI-based scoring system (HOAMS) of hip osteoarthritis (OA) and test its reliability and validity. DESIGN Fifty-two patients with chronic hip pain were included. 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed on all patients. Pelvic radiographs were scored according to the Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) system.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of topical Tripterygium wilfordii (TW), a Chinese herbal therapy, in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A 6 week randomized double blind placebo controlled study of 61 patients with RA meeting American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria was conducted in China. The primary outcome was a modified ACR-20 response rate,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relative risks of malignancy and of site-specific malignancies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS In a prospective cohort study, 862 patients with RA (96% white) were enrolled from 1966 to 1974 and were followed up for up to 35 years (mean 17.4 years) at the University of Saskatchewan Rheumatic Disease Unit. All(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of cumulative lifetime hip joint force on the risk of self-reported medically-diagnosed hip osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN Prospective cohort. SETTING General population. PARTICIPANTS Members of Canadian Association of Retired Persons, community-dwelling. MAIN OUTCOME Health-professional diagnosed hip OA,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability of the physical examination of the hip in osteoarthritis (OA) among rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons, and to evaluate the benefits of standardization. METHODS Thirty-five physical signs and techniques were evaluated using a 6 x 6 Latin square design. Subjects with mild to severe hip OA, based on physical and(More)