Ruth Kadanoff

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HYPOTHESIS Rheumatoid arthritis is a common disabling form of arthritis that frequently affects the hands and feet. With time, the majority of affected individuals will become disabled. METHODS Sixty-nine consecutively selected mild to moderately affected individuals with rheumatoid arthritis provided demographic data and agreed to complete the Short(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the effects of 24 months of teriparatide therapy in an adult with hypophosphatasia, which thus far has no established medical treatment. METHODS A 75-year-old woman with hypophosphatasia was treated with ergocalciferol and calcium supplements for 2 years. She had sustained multiple spontaneous and low-trauma fractures since she was(More)
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecologic cancers and currently the measurement of serum CA-125 is the most acceptable screening test. Here we are reporting the first case of a patient with elevated CA-125 as a consequence of tuberculosis vertebral osteomyelitis. Tuberculosis is a benign condition, which must be considered in the(More)
The neurobehavioral performance of a group of low-risk preterm and healthy term infants was assessed at term using the standardized Einstein Neonatal Neurobehavioral Assessment Scale. There was greater similarity than dissimilarity between the two groups; however, preterm infants demonstrated less consistent following to face and voice, and less sustained(More)
Tumors or chronic inflammatory lesions of the occipital condyle may cause occipital pain associated with an ipsilateral hypoglossal nerve injury (occipital condyle syndrome). We describe a young woman with recurrent otitis media and occipital condyle syndrome associated with a limited form of Wegener's disease.
Patients with uveitis such as the patient whose case is reported here are often referred to rheumatologists for investigation of possible underlying systemic diseases. This patient presented with decreased vision, photophobia, weight loss, and fevers and was found to have uveitis, elevated creatinine, and interstitial nephritis. This raised consideration of(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare inherited metabolic bone disease from deficient activity of the tissue-nonspecific isoenzyme of alkaline phosphatase (TNSALP). Reportedly, teriparatide (parathyroid hormone 1-34) can benefit the adult form of HPP, including fracture healing. We studied 2 women with adult HPP given teriparatide and reviewed the(More)
Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is an inflammatory condition of unknown etiology that responds to glucocorticosteroids and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, particularly methotrexate. However, disease refractory to conventional treatment has led to the reported use of biologic therapy including tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors (infliximab,(More)
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