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M Mazzantini, O Di Munno
Glucocorticoids are the most common cause of secondary osteoporosis leading to the so-called glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO). A treatment with 10 mg/d of prednisone or equivalent for more than 3 months leads to a 7-fold increase in hip fractures and a 17-fold increase in vertebral fractures. The difference between bone quantity and quality in GIO makes bone mineral density measurements inadequate to detect patients at risk of fracture. The adverse effects of glucocorticoids on the skeleton derive from a direct impact on bone cells with a severe impairment of mechanical competence...
2014: Reumatismo
Angel Lanas, Pere Benito, Joaquín Alonso, Blanca Hernández-Cruz, Gonzalo Barón-Esquivias, Ángeles Perez-Aísa, Xavier Calvet, José Francisco García-Llorente, Milena Gobbo, José R Gonzalez-Juanatey
This article outlines key recommendations for the appropriate prescription of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to patients with different musculoskeletal problems. These recommendations are based on current scientific evidence, and takes into consideration gastrointestinal and cardiovascular safety issues. The recommendations have been agreed on by experts from three scientific societies (Spanish Society of Rheumatology [SER], Spanish Association of Gastroenterology [AEG] and Spanish Society of Cardiology [SEC]), following a two-round Delphi methodology...
March 2014: Reumatología Clinica
M Z Okçu, S Yardımcı, S Çomoğlu
Alterations in body composition in chronic rhematologic disorders have been associated with decreased strength, altered energy metabolism and immunologic compromise and may provide a useful indicator of the severity of the disease. However, results of anthropometric parameter studies have been equivocal. The purpose of this study, was to compare body composition parameters of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with those of healthy controls. Mean age, height, weight and body mass index (BMI) of patients with RA were not found to be different from those of the controls...
January 1, 2002: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
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November 1959: Montpellier Médical
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March 1961: Lille Médical: Journal de la Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie de L'Université de Lille
R Veiga Cabello, J R Toral Revuelta, E Sánchez Sánchez, J Fernández Alvaro, J de D Sáez Garrido
A clinical case study of a 50 year-old woman brought to the Rhematology Department is presented, who showed clinical dry syndrome with immune disorders (not currently defined) and developed tumors (benign at present) and analytical autoimmunity with positive antitopoisomerase type I (formerly Scl70) confirmed. The clinical case is commented and the metheorism causes are discussed, among it, a possible variation of abdominal epilepsy as ictal flatulence, secondary to a meningioma of the right brain convexity...
July 2003: Anales de Medicina Interna: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna
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