Marion Couderc

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BACKGROUND The script concordance test (SCT) is a method for assessing clinical reasoning of medical students by placing them in a context of uncertainty such as they will encounter in their future daily practice. Script concordance testing is going to be included as part of the computer-based national ranking examination (iNRE).This study was designed to(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic inflammation plays an important role in the increased cardiac risk observed in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Effective control of inflammation and disease activity may be of benefit in reducing cardiovascular risk in RA patients. OBJECTIVE Our study was conducted in patients with active RA to investigate the effects of 24-week abatacept(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) improve in the course of the day, as can synovitis activity, reported via doppler ultrasound (US). The aim of the study was to establish whether the Color Doppler (CD) scores of synovitis in RA changes throughout the day. METHODS In total, 27 patients with active RA, including 14 patients receiving(More)
INTRODUCTION Structural damage progression is a major outcome in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Its evaluation and follow-up in trials should involve radiographic scoring by 1 or 2 readers (reference assessment), which is challenging in large longitudinal cohorts with multiple assessments. OBJECTIVES To compare the reproducibility of multireader and reference(More)
Objective: Sacrococcygeal epidural (SE) injection is indicated for the relief of lumbo sciatic pain, but is not regularly performed in daily practice. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of SE injections. Results: A total of 558 patients (202 men: 36%) underwent the procedure. 57 were excluded from the study (28 for an(More)
BACKGROUND Erosive degenerative disc disease, also known as Modic type 1 changes, is usually characterized by low back pain with an inflammatory pain pattern, as seen in spondyloarthropathies. Intravenous pamidronate has proven to be effective in patients with ankylosing spondylitis who are refractory to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, and in painful(More)
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