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Concepts regarding the nosology, pathophysiology and pathogenesis of reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome are currently in a state of flux. Causalgia and reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome are now generally felt to be on the same continuum and as a result interest for defining criteria for the latter condition has waned. The pathogenic role of(More)
BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia (FM) is a heterogeneous syndrome and its classification into subgroups calls for broad-based discussion. FM subgrouping, which aims to adapt treatment according to different subgroups, relies in part, on psychological and cognitive dysfunctions. Since motor control of gait is closely related to cognitive function, we hypothesized(More)
Mapping studies of pain elicited by injections into the sacroiliac joints (SIJs) suggest that sacroiliac joint syndrome (SIJS) may manifest as low back pain, sciatica, or trochanteric pain. Neither patient-reported symptoms nor provocative SIJ maneuvers are sensitive or specific for SIJS when SIJ block is used as the diagnostic gold standard. This has led(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was conducted to address whether the intervertebral disc of rabbit could be considered (i) as a valuable model to provide new insights into the tissue and cellular changes of Nucleus pulposus aging and (ii) as an appropriate tool to investigate the efficacy of Nucleus pulposus cell-based biotherapies. METHODS Lumbar(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on patients' sexuality and identify disease and other factors such as fatigue that most influence sexual relationships. METHODS A specific pretested questionnaire was sent to all members of a French patient association (ANDAR). Questions related to demographics,(More)
Neurological complications can occur in up to 51% of vertebral osteomyelitis (VO) in surgical series. The aim of our study was to estimate the frequency of neurological signs in a nonselected population of patients with VO and to assess clinical and MRI changes associated with these complications.We reviewed medical charts of patients with VO from 2007 to(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteoclasts play a key role in the pathogenesis of bone erosion and systemic bone mass loss during rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study, we aimed to determine the effect of methotrexate (MTX) and zoledronic acid (ZA), used alone or in combination, on osteoclast-mediated bone erosions and systemic bone mass loss in a rat model of collagen(More)
Background: Cystic angiomatosis (CA) is a rare disorder causing bony cysts. It displays some similarity to Gorham–Stout disease (GSD), but has a much better local prognosis, despite the larger number of cysts. These 2 conditions also differ in terms of their location, visceral involvement, and response to treatment. Methods: We report 4 cases of CA,(More)
Osteoporosis concerns 50% of women over 80 years. Prevalence of energizing and protein malnutrition is high as for institutional elderly people as for community dwelling elderly people. Malnutrition, physical inactivity and many etiological factors lead to tissular losses especially on protein compartment, named sarcopenia. Among the common etiological(More)
OBJECTIVE Epratuzumab, a monoclonal antibody that targets CD22, modulates B cell signaling without substantial reductions in the number of B cells. The aim of this study was to report the results of 2 phase III multicenter randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, the EMBODY 1 and EMBODY 2 trials, assessing the efficacy and safety of epratuzumab(More)
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