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OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy over 12 weeks of two different etanercept regimens in treating the skin manifestations of psoriasis in patients who also have psoriatic arthritis and to evaluate efficacy and safety over an additional 12 weeks of open label etanercept treatment. Design Randomised double blind multicentre outpatient study. SETTING 98(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety of anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or spondylarthropathies (SA) and concurrent chronic hepatitis B or C. METHODS Records concerning 480 outpatients attending the Rheumatology Department of the University Hospital of Nice (France) for RA or SA were retrospectively(More)
A 55 year old man was admitted to the rheumatology department owing to inflammatory back pain (occurring at 4 00 am, not aggravated by movement) without sciatica, increasingly severe over two years and associated with asthenia and weight loss (10 kg). No abnormalities were found on physical examination , except for tenderness on palpation of the spinous(More)
BACKGROUND To identify predictive factors of response to viscosupplementation (VS) in patients with hip osteoarthritis (HOA). METHODS Prospective, multicentre, open-label trial, achieved in daily practice conditions. Patients with HOA were treated with a single intra-articular injection of a cross-linked hyaluronic acid combined with mannitol(More)
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