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Jurik AG, Graudal H. Sternocostal joint swelling–clinical Tietze's syndrome. Report of sixteen cases and review of the literature. Scand J Rheumatology 1988; 17:33-42. Sixteen patients with painful tender swelling in the region of the sternocostal joint (SCJ) are reported and analysed against...
Proresid-Sandoz (P), a microtubulin antagonist comparable to colchicine and griseofulvin, has antimitotic properties (1). It has been shown to be a useful disease-modulating drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (2-6). It has been reported to improve inflammatory parameters...
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a disease with a broad clinical spectrum. Cardiac involvement has been well documented (1,2) and can appear as pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis, or coronary artery disease. Cardiac involvement is rarely reported as the initial manifestation of the...
Kallio PE, Michelsson J-E, Björkenheim J-M. Immobilization leads to early changes in hydrostatic pressure of bone and joint. A study on experimental osteoarthritis in rabbits. Scand J Rheumatology 1988; 17:27-32. Immobilization of a rabbit leg in extension results in the early development of an...
Sir, It is well known that some patients affected with polymyositis-dermatomyositis (PM/DM) can have a normal creatine kinase (CK) activity at presentation and before starting therapy. Nevertheless the diagnosis of PM/DM is defined by other criteria (1).
It has been suggested that many of the commonly used antimicrobial agents exert under experimental conditions an immunosuppressive effect at concentrations that not exceeding those necessary for therapeutical effect (1).
Borgfeldt C, Hansen B, Manthorpe R. The hypereosinophilic syndrome. Report of a case with successful medical treatment following cardiac biopsy. Scand J Rheumatology 1988; 17:51-54. Together with pronounced blood eosinophilia an endomyocardial biopsy is the method of choice in diagnosing and...
In advanced rheumatoid arthritis (RA), fibrinoid tissue formation (pannus) often destroys synovial joints in the occipito-atlanto-axial region, with pain as the main symptom (1-3). Atlanto-axial instability (AAI) due to laxity or rupture of the transverse ligament (1-3), tilt and rotational...
Non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAID) are important for many reasons. First, due to their proven analgesic and antiinflammatory effects, they are important to the patients who need them for symptomatic improvement of various painful conditions (1). Second, NSAID are hampered with toxic...
The effect of pregnancy on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been extensively studied, including recent prospective studies (1, 2). By contrast, communications on ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and pregnancy have been infrequent (3) and are nearly totally lacking for psoriatic arthritis (PA) (4, 5). In...
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