Jonathan Mathews

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Four treatment regimens for patients with specified combinations of low back pain and sciatica were evaluated. The largest group studied had low back pain with limited straight-leg raising (SLR) and in them the beneficial effect of manipulation in hastening pain relief was highly significant. In similar patients without limitation of SLR, the effect was of(More)
In 1969 the results of a survey of atlanto-axial subluxation in all seventy-six consecutive rheumatoid patients attending a clinic were published (Mathews, 1969). Abnormal separation of the odontoid process from the anterior arch of the atlas was found in nineteen (25%) patients and was found to be more common in patients with more serious forms of the(More)
Disease activity was assessed clinically and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), orosomucoid, alpha 1-antitrypsin (alpha 1AT) and alpha 2-macroglobulin (alpha 2M) were measured in 65 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Positive correlations were found between ESR and the acute phase proteins (APP), CRP, orosomucoid and(More)
In rheumatoid disease only 4 cases have been reported in which lung nodules preceded arthritis. Two further cases are presented in which intrapulmonary nodules were noted at the onset of the disease, thus provoking a diagnostic dilemma. In the first patient rheumatoid factor tests were initially negative, and diagnostic thoracotomy was performed. In the(More)
Three patients with the unusual combinations of discoid lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) are reported. The first patient developed PSS eight years after a diagnosis of discoid lupus had been made and this was complicated by myositis six years later. The second patient developed PSS more than 20 years after(More)
A patient is described with definite rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who developed life threatening acute pneumonitis after receiving a total dose of only 12.5 mg methotrexate (MTX). This complication has been previously described, but this is probably the lowest reported dose before development of pneumonitis in a patient with RA. The possible significance of(More)