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This article demonstrates how same-sex male battering challenges contemporary feminist domestic violence theory. The author shows current theory to be heterosexist and therefore insufficient to explain the phenomenon of battering among gay/bisexual men. Domestic violence theories that integrate a sociopolitical and a psychological analysis of battering are(More)
OBJECTIVE To review personal and published observations of giant cell (temporal) arteritis (GCA) or polymyal-gia rheumatica (PMR) with familial or conjugal aggregation and emphasise on epidemiological, clinical and genetic features of such cases. METHODS We pooled data obtained from all cases of GCA or PMR with familial aggregation recruited in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of systemic corticosteroids alone as first-line treatment of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) without poor-prognosis factors as defined by the Five-Factors Score (FFS), and to compare the efficacy and safety of azathioprine versus pulse cyclophosphamide as adjunctive immunosuppressive therapy for(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of systemic corticosteroids (CS) alone as first-line treatment in patients with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) without poor-prognosis factors, as defined by the Five-Factors Score (FFS), and to compare the efficacy and safety of oral azathioprine (AZA) versus intravenous pulse cyclophosphamide (CYC) as adjuvant(More)
A 77-year-old woman with no history of epilepsy presented a probable nonconvulsive status epilepticus while receiving continuous intravenous morphine for back pain relating to vertebral metastasis of a malignant lymphoma. A generalized tonic-clonic seizure occurred a few minutes after injection of the morphine antagonist naloxone. No cerebral lesion was(More)
OBJECTIVE (1) To evaluate the corticosteroid sparing effect of an initial intravenous (i.v.) pulse of methylprednisolone (MP) in the treatment of simple forms of giant cell arteritis (GCA). (2) To analyze corticosteroid response, steroid related side effects, and GCA complications. METHODS Patients received a 240 mg i.v. pulse of MP followed by 0.7(More)
A 36-year-old woman experienced an excruciating right retro-orbital paroxysmal headache after a stroke of the anterior two-thirds of the right hemicord at the C1 level (anterior spinal artery territory) and the dorsal medulla (posterior spinal artery territory). A right vertebral artery dissection was demonstrated. This unusual infarct mimicked a cluster(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on the effectiveness of cyclophosphamide (CYC) to treat glucocorticoid (GC)-dependent giant-cell arteritis (GCA) and/or severe GC-related side effects. METHODS Fifteen patients with GCA and treated with CYC were retrieved from the computerized patient-record system. Glucocorticoid dependence was defined as a prednisone dose of(More)
Thiazide diuretics are considered as the choice drug to combine with ACE inhibitors for the treatment of hypertension. However, there is much evidence showing that the combination of ACE inhibitors with a calcium channel blocker is effective and safe. We compared the safety and efficacy of perindopril 8 mg once daily plus nifedipine SR 10 mg twice daily(More)