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We used Alcian Blue (AB) and dimethylmethylene blue (DMB) methods to measure glycosaminoglycan (GAG) excretion in the first morning urine specimens of patients with osteoarthritis (OA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in different stages of disease. By the AB method, urinary GAG excretion in patients with RA was not different from(More)
Algodystrophic syndrome represents a group of symptoms involving pain and oedema of the affected extremity, with movement disorders, vegetative and vasomotor disturbances and focal osteoporosis development. The key role in the pathogenesis of the syndrome plays intensive and prolonged stimulation of pain receptors. The authors present a case report of 47(More)
In an open clinical, endoscopy controlled study involving 31 patients with erosive NSAIDs-induced gastropathy without Helicobacter pylori infection, the effect of low dose of antacids (120 mmol/l) with aluminium oxide and magnesium oxide (Maalox) administered for 4 weeks was followed. The administration of NSAIDs was not interrupted during the time of(More)
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