Varvara V. Tsurko

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AIM To assess efficacy of intraarticular administration of lornoxicam (xefocam) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIAL AND METHODS Xefocam was injected into the knee joints of 58 patients with RA once a week for 3 weeks in a dose 8 mg. The treatment efficacy was evaluated by changes in the severity of arthralgias, pain in the joints at(More)
48 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were exposed to He-Ne laser radiation. Due to the course of the above laser therapy the patients displayed reduced levels of E and F2 alpha prostaglandins, a trend to a decrease of lipid peroxidation products, glycosaminoglycans and collagen-peptidase activity. This evidences for suppression of the inflammation and(More)
Histological and electron microscopy findings suggesting the effect of monochromatic coherent polarized red light on zymosan arthritis in rats are presented. The data obtained have confirmed that treatment of inflamed joints with laser rays exerts an evident therapeutic effect which is determined by activated function of macrophages and fibroblasts of the(More)
71 patients with knee joint osteoarthritis deformans in exacerbation with weak exudative component have received outpatient treatment: intrajoint injections of kenalog with novocaine, jet intra- and periarticular injections of the above drugs, magnetolaser therapy (groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively). The response was obtained in 85, 90 and 75%, respectively.(More)
The authors observed the development of herpes zoster in 2 rheumatoid arthritic patients against a background of chrysanol therapy. Such a complication should be regarded as an indication for aurum drug cancellation. The study provided an opportunity for specifying some aspects in the mechanism of action and indicated a possible immunodepressive effect.
AIM The study of outcomes of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) depending on cardiac rhythm variability (CRV). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 78 patients with RA of I--III degree of activity aged 38-83 years (mean age 60.3 +/- 10.8 years) were examined using 24-h AP and ECG monitoring. Follow-up was 2-4 years. RESULTS A clear correlation was seen between RA(More)
An echographic study of the kidneys was performed in 24 men with proved gout aged 40 to 50 and a disease duration of 10-20 yrs. On the basis of case history data urolithiasis was noted in 4 patients, whereas by echodiagnosis it was found in 12. Cysts were detected in 6 patients with gout complicated by urolithiasis and in 1 patient without it.(More)
A clinicoroentgenological study was performed in 35 rheumatoid arthritic patients (of them 24 with aseptic necrosis of the femoral heads and 11 without clinicoroentgenological signs of the hip joint involvement). Aseptic necrosis, stage II, was roentgenologically defined in 12 femoral heads, stage III in 23. An analysis of the results of the scintigraphic(More)
Clinical, x-ray and scintigraphic investigations were performed in 34 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): 24 patients with SLE complicated by osteonecrosis of the head of the femur (the 1st group) and 10 patients with SLE without clinicoroentgenological signs of aseptic necrosis (the 2nd group). Analysis of the results of scintigraphic(More)