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OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders and to describe predicting variables associated with rheumatic diseases in 5 regions of México. METHODS This was a cross-sectional, community-based study performed in 5 regions in México. The methodology followed the guidelines proposed by the Community Oriented Program for the(More)
Multilevel studies have gained importance for highlighting social inequalities in health. These associations have been reported previously in diseases such as arthritis and chronic pain. We conducted a cross-sectional study using multilevel analysis to identify individual and contextual factors associated with the variation of prevalence of osteoarthritis(More)
OBJECTIVE Rheumatic diseases are vastly underdiagnosed and undertreated, particularly among minorities and those of low socioeconomic status. The WHO-ILAR Community Oriented Program in the Rheumatic Diseases (COPCORD) advocates screening of musculoskeletal complaints in the community. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in rural and urban populations using the WHO-ILAR COPCORD questionnaire. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional home survey in subjects > 18 years of age in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. Results were validated locally against physical examination in positive cases according to an operational(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of rheumatic regional pain syndromes (RRPS) in 3 geographical areas of México using the Community Oriented Program in the Rheumatic Diseases (COPCORD) screening methodology and validate by expert consensus on case-based definitions. METHODS By means of an address-based sample generated through a multistage, stratified,(More)
Extracutaneous calcifications are rare in scleroderma and related conditions. We describe a female patient with linear scleroderma en coup de sabre and a longstanding clinical history of tonic and clonic convulsions. Radiographic study showed extensive cerebral calcifications in the right occipital hemisphere, homolateral to the involved side of her face.(More)
BACKGROUND The rheumatoid arthritis is a clinical entity capable to cause hearing impairment that can be diagnosed promptly with high frequencies audiometry. OBJECTIVE To detect subclinical sensorineural hearing loss in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Cross-sectional study on patients with rheumatoid arthritis performing high(More)
This article aims to identify the strategies for coping with health and daily-life stressors of Mexican patients with chronic rheumatic disease. We analyzed the baseline data of a cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and gout. Their strategies for coping were identified with a validated questionnaire. Comparisons(More)
The Gaenslen´s compression maneuver is the application of pressure on the metacarpophalangeal joints in order to evoke pain on a patient who has active synovitis. The results from the use of the maneuver are seen as controversial due to the lack of information describing the technique required for this procedure. The present study will aim to clarify(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent rheumatic disease in Mexico. Treatment involves pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies. OBJECTIVE To describe the factors associated with treatment of osteoarthritis in the urban and rural population of Nuevo León. METHODS Analysis of a cross-sectional study of patients with OA from a(More)