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OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate the disease course and the performance of clinical, patient-reported outcome (PRO) and musculoskeletal ultrasound measures in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). METHODS The study population included 85 patients with new-onset PMR who were initially treated with prednisone equivalent dose of 15 mg daily tapered(More)
The objective of this study was to develop EULAR/ACR classification criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). Candidate criteria were evaluated in a 6-month prospective cohort study of 125 patients with new onset PMR and 169 non-PMR comparison subjects with conditions mimicking PMR. A scoring algorithm was developed based on morning stiffness >45 minutes(More)
The successful treatment of chondral and osteochondral defects of the weightbearing surfaces is a challenge for orthopaedic surgeons. Autologous osteochondral transplantation is one method that can be used to create a hyaline or hyaline-like repair in the defect area. Ten years of clinical experience with autologous osteochondral mosaicplasty are described.(More)
Hereditary multiple exostoses is an autosomal dominant disorder. Three different chromosomal loci have been implicated in this genetically heterogeneous disease. The authors describe a family in which 3 generations were affected, there were data about the disease of an already died grandmother, the father and his daughter were investigated by conventional(More)
The authors present a woman's case (age 50), who was hospitalised several times as she often had pain in her left leg and knee for one year. The pain increased in the last 2 months. The final diagnosis, the primer synovial sarcoma of the left knee was justified only post mortem. Not only this alteration in the knee caused the pain in the left leg. The(More)
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