Pierre Crozes

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We report 16 cases of epiphyseal metatarsal stress fractures in 11 patients. Four patients had osteoporosis and two of these four were under fluoride therapy. Three of the fractures occurred upon resumption of weight-bearing. The fractures were distributed over the five rays; seven fractures were located to the second metatarsal. Manifestations were acute(More)
PURPOSE To report magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities in reflex sympathetic dystrophy of the foot. METHODS Retrospective study of 22 algodystrophies of the foot, in warm phase in 17 cases, in cold phase in 5. RESULTS Algodystrophy in warm phase: Bone medullary abnormalities were noted in 17 cases (decrease of signal intensity was found in T1(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the long-term effects of Hylan GF-20 viscosupplementation in patients with knee osteoarthritis and to identify factors predicting efficacy. METHODS One hundred and fifty-five patients (80 women and 75 men; mean age, 69 years) with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis each received three intraarticular Hylan GF-20 injections.(More)
The effect of L-Thyroxine suppressive therapy (207.3 +/- 46.1 mcg/d) on lumbar spine bone density (BMD) was assessed in 51 patients thyroidectomized for carcinoma since 1 to 19 years (mean = 6 +/- 5.4 years); the bone densities of these patients were compared with those of 51 age sex weight-matched control subjects. Trabecular bone density was evaluated by(More)
Prolactin radioimmunoassay was carried out before and 15, then 30 min after intravenous infusion of protireline (0.2 mg) in 3 groups of male patients: 7 with reactive arthritis (HLA B27: 6; age: 25 +/- 6.3 yr), 13 with ankylosing spondylitis (HLA B27: 11; age: 33.2 +/- 14.7 yr), 5 with psoriatic arthritis (HLA B27: 1; age: 28.8 +/- 6.3 yr). The same test(More)
Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs and/or gold salts were unsuccessful alone in providing symptom relief in three men with rheumatoid psoriasis. All three were treated with bromocriptine (5 mg/d in 2 doses) after verification of normal baseline and protirelin-stimulation prolactin levels. There was a beneficial effect in nocturnal pain relief, morning(More)