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In spite of the favorable natural history and the nonserious nature of the problem of much work-related low back and neck pain, conventional rehabilitation methods have failed to reduce work disability. Recently, rehabilitation goals have shifted from exclusively reducing or eradicating pain to improving patients' work and activity tolerance, avoiding(More)
It is important for a medical practitioner to be aware of his or her patient's use of non-prescribed, unproven remedies. This is especially so in a chronic relapsing disease of unknown cause such as rheumatoid arthritis. We selected 90 consecutive patients with classic or definite rheumatoid arthritis who attended the rheumatology clinic of a teaching(More)
BACKGROUND Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT) affects one in 2500 people. Genetic testing is often pursued for family planning purposes, natural history studies and for entry into clinical trials. However, identifying the genetic cause of CMT can be expensive and confusing to patients and physicians due to locus heterogeneity. METHODS We analyzed data from(More)
Pulmonary cryptococcal disease can have variable clinical and roentgenographic presentations. Symptoms and radiographic abnormalities can resolve prior to therapy, even in a patient who is immunocompromised. Antifungal therapy is generally not recommended for a patient who is immunocompetent with nonprogressive, nondisseminated pulmonary cryptococcosis. We(More)
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