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L Alcázar, P Jerez, J C Gómez-Angulo, M Tamarit, R Navarro, J M Ortega, P Aragonés, F Salazar, J M Del Pozo
Forestier's disease or diffuse idiophatic skeletal hyperostosis is a systemic reumathological abnormality of unknown etiology. It produces calcificationossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament. The low dorsal region is the most affected in the raquis. These patients are tipically asymptomatic or with few symptoms (minimal joint pain, spinal pain, stiffness). Dysphagia is the most common symptom when the disease affects the cervical spine; less frequent is dyspnea, both secondary to extrinsic compression of the esophagus and trachea...
August 2008: Neurocirugía
Abraham Zonana-Nacach, Leoncio Miguel Rodríguez-Guzmán, Francisco Javier Jiménez-Balderas, Adolfo Camargo-Coronel, Jorge Escobedo-de la Peña, Antonio Fraga
OBJECTIVE: To assess risk factors associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the Mexican population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A case-control study was conducted on June 1996, at the Reumathology Clinic of Hospital de Especialidades del Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI (HE CMN), Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, in Mexico City. Cases were one hundred thirty subjects with four or more SLE criteria and disease evolution of +/- 5 years. Controls were hospitalized patients with acute diseases but without autoimmune diseases...
May 2002: Salud Pública de México
G Gamba, L Quintanilla, M D del Bosque, A Chew-Wong, R Correa-Rotter
BACKGROUND: The present study was designed to know the clinical course of lupus nephritis and the risk factors associated with the development of end stage renal disease. METHODS: This a retrospective study performed in a cohort of 154 patients with biopsy proven lupus nephritis that were seen in our hospital between 1984 and 1990. The clinical records of all patients were reviewed in order to collect the following information at the time of the biopsy: age, sex, number and type of lupus criteria according with the American College of Reumathology, mean arterial pressure, serum creatinine, BUN, and albumin, as well as urinary protein excretion...
July 2000: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
A Sáez-Royuela, J Hdez-Jaras, C Calvo, V Navarro, F Maduell, H García, J Vera, E Simon
OBJECTIVE: Eighteen patients who were judged to have systemic vasculitis (1990 American College of Reumathology criteria) affecting the kidney, from January 1988 to August 1996, were reviewed. METHOD: We analyzed characteristics of clinical, biochemical, histopathological features, the interval between the onset of the symptoms to a diagnosis of disease, treatment and overall outcome. RESULTS: The principal mode of presentation of the vasculitis is general, renal and pulmonary symptoms...
June 1998: Anales de Medicina Interna: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna
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