Sergi Steinfeld

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We report the case of a 43-year-old woman with primary Sjögren's syndrome, according to Americano-European criteria. Eighteen months after the diagnosis, the patient presented pneumatosis cystoides coli (PCC), which resolved with medical treatment consisting of diet and cisapride. Four years after this episode, the patient has not developed clinical(More)
The care of patients with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) varies in rehabilitation settings. Implementation of strict contact isolation in some facilities may limit patients from reaching their rehabilitation goals. This article describes our rehabilitation and long-term acute care facility's efforts to develop a policy that would enable patients with(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disorder which diagnosis is based on clinical, radiological and biological criteria. Disease progression is characterized by appearance of bone erosions and progressive articular deformations which attenuate functional mobility. Only rheumatoid factor is actually considered as biological factor among recognized(More)
BACKGROUND Cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis (CV) is often related to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, but it can develop in other diseases (e.g. other infections, connective tissue diseases, malignancies) in the absence of HCV infection. A comparison of the performance of the recently published classification criteria for the CV was made between HCV-positive(More)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have frequently been linked with unpleasant gastrointestinal (GI) side-effects such as dyspepsia and ulcers. The present study investigated the burden of NSAID therapy from a patient perspective and also reviewed previously published data on satisfaction with a less gastrotoxic anti-inflammatory drug,(More)
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