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Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases back issues
Musculoskeletal pain in Europe: its impact and a comparison of population and medical perceptions of treatment in eight European countries.(Extended Report)
April 1, 2004... Objectives: To describe the impact of musculoskeletal pain (MP); to compare management of MP by the population and by primary care physicians; and to identify misconceptions about treatment. Methods: 5803 people with MP and 1483 primary care physicians, randomly selected, in eight...
Clinimetric evaluation of shoulder disability questionnaires: a systematic review of the literature.
April 1, 2004... Objective: To identify all available shoulder disability questionnaires designed to measure physical functioning and to evaluate evidence for the clinimetric quality of these instruments. Methods: Systematic literature searches were performed to identify self administered shoulder...
Sonography and subclinical synovitis: evaluating the sound of silence.(Synovitis)
April 1, 2004... The approach to the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has changed substantially in recent years. (1) Firstly, it is now common practice to introduce conventional disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) such as methotrexate, and even targeted biological therapies, within months...
Unlocking the "PAD" lock on rheumatoid arthritis: perhaps a panel of antigens containing citrulline may explain RA: many questions remain.(Rheumatoid arthritis)(peptidyl-arginine deiminases)
April 1, 2004... Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects about 1% of the world population, yet the driving antigen(s) remain unidentified. A number of different antigens have been proposed to have a fundamental role in RA, including antibodies bound by rheumatoid factor (RF), collagen, BiP, Sa, and many others...
Combating the burden of musculoskeletal conditions: alliance against arthritis.(Musculoskeletal pain)
April 1, 2004... Are rheumatic diseases neglected by European politicians and healthcare payers? No other group of disorders affects more people than the conditions that rheumatologists diagnose and treat. No other group of disorders leads to higher prevalence of disability than the ailments rheumatologists...