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¶ Indications of surgical treatment for lesions in the central nervous system depend on the risk of a definitive neurological deficit, related to the benefit of resection. Detection of eloquent areas is then necessary because of major individual variability. Neuro-imaging functional techniques are in development and are beginning to be efficient for(More)
OBJECTIVE Mortality rates in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been reported to be higher than for the general population. Fortunately, efficient therapies have reduced disease activity and may be able to diminish the excess mortality risk. This study was designed to investigate RA mortality over the last 50 years by systematic review of the(More)
To evaluate the safety and clinical effectiveness of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) in patients aged 80 and over. One hundred and seventy-three patients (127 women, 46 men; mean age = 84.2y) underwent 201 PVP procedures (391 vertebrae) in our institution from June 2008 to March 2012. One hundred and twenty-six patients (73 %) had osteoporotic vertebral(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate if patients with early RA with persistent moderate disease activity during the first year after diagnosis have a worse 3-5 year outcome than those who achieve sustained clinical remission within the first year, in a daily life setting. METHODS The ESPOIR cohort included patients with early arthritis of <6 months' duration.(More)
Physical activity is recommended in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) but may be insufficiently performed. The objective of this study was to assess physical activity in axial spondyloarthritis and to explore its explanatory factors. This was a cross-sectional study of patients with definite axSpA. The level of physical activity (International Physical(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchiectasis is frequently associated (up to 30%) with chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases and leads to lower respiratory tract infections. Data are lacking on the risk of lower respiratory tract infections in patients treated with biologic agents. METHODS Monocenter, retrospective systematic study of all patients with a chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) and chronic low back pain are rheumatic diseases that impact patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In other chronic conditions, HRQoL was positively associated with dispositional optimism, a personality trait. The objective was to explore the relationship between optimism and HRQoL in these two(More)
Many patients with RA, AS and PsA experience restrictions in participating in the labour force. This reduces quality of life but also affects social insertion and economic autonomy of a patient. During the past decade, treatment strategies have been intensified and, additionally, a number of biologic therapies have been introduced for the treatment of these(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to assess the efficacy of intra-articular injections of corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid in thumb osteoarthritis. METHODS A systematic review of the literature was performed until August 2014. All controlled trials reporting the efficacy on pain, functional capacity and pulp pinch force of hyaluronic acid or corticosteroids(More)
The use of TNFα antagonists must follow specific guidelines to ensure optimal effectiveness and safety. The French Society for Rheumatology (SFR) and Task Force on Inflammatory Joint Diseases (CRI), in partnership with several French learned societies, asked the French National Authority for Health (HAS) to develop and endorse good practice guidelines for(More)