Raphael Micheroli

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OBJECTIVE High resolution ultrasonography is a non-painful and non-invasive imaging technique which is useful for the assessment of shoulder pain causes, as clinical examination often does not allow an exact diagnosis. The aim of this study was to compare the findings of clinical examination and high resolution ultrasonography in patients presenting with(More)
BACKGROUND Three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound of the shoulder is characterized by a comparable accuracy to two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound. No studies investigating 2D versus 3D inter-rater reliability in the detection of supraspinatus tendon tears taking into account the level of experience of the raters have been carried out so far. OBJECTIVES The aim of(More)
The authors report about the catamnestic inquiry concerning 13 patients with sexual problems treated with cyproterone acetate (CA) of whom 12 relapsed repeatedly in sexual delinquency. Since 1972 the Basle University Psychiatry Outpatient-Department treated 12 of these patients with CA-tablets and psychotherapy. One patient was treated in the same way by a(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse the impact of tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFis) on spinal radiographic progression in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS Patients with AS in the Swiss Clinical Quality Management cohort with up to 10 years of follow-up and radiographic assessments every 2 years were included. Radiographs were scored by two readers according(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the impact of obesity on the response to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). The aim of our study was to investigate the impact of different body mass index (BMI) categories on TNFi response in a large cohort of patients with axSpA. METHODS Patients with axSpA(More)
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