Pia Malcus Johnsson

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BACKGROUND Rheumatic diseases commonly affect joints and other structures in the hand. Surgery is a traditional way to treat hand problems in inflammatory rheumatic diseases with the purposes of pain relief, restore function and prevent progression. There are numerous measures to choose from, and a combination of outcome measures is recommended. This study(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence and significance of hand deformities during the first 10 years of RA. METHODS One hundred and eighty-three early RA patients were included in the study during 1985-89. Mean +/- S.D. of age at onset was 51.4 +/- 12.4 years, and mean duration of symptoms before inclusion 12 +/- 7 months; 64%(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore differences in body structure and function in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and controls, with particular reference to joint hypermobility, and to evaluate the usefulness of the Brighton criteria for diagnosing joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) in SLE. METHOD Female SLE patients were, according to age group,(More)
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