Jurnale medicale
2005

Jurnale medicale 2005

1 Decembrie 2005
1 Decembrie 2005
1 Decembrie 2005
1 Decembrie 2005
1 Decembrie 2005
30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
The genetic basis for several hereditary periodic fever syndromes has been identified and consequently, the phenotypic spectrum of these disorders has broadened. We describe a young woman with tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS), proven by mutational analysis, who pre mai mult
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30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
Wegener granulomatosis (WG) is a multisystem necrotizing vasculitis that primarily involves the upper and lower respiratory tract and kidneys but can affect almost any organ, including the central nervous system (CNS). We present a patient with WG whose disease was complicated by a massive intracere mai mult
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30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
As noted in previous articles in this series, the very heterogeneous MHC class I and II molecules present peptide antigens to T-cells. However, there is another family of less heterogeneous MHC-related molecules. CD1 molecules present lipid antigens, oftentimes to 2 other distinct families of T-cell mai mult
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30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
Background: In patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), there is a prominent loss in proprioception and kinesthesia sensation compared with control subjects of the same age and gender. Objectives: The aim of this study is the investigation of short-term clinical effects of kinesthesia and balance ex mai mult
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30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
Background: Trapeziometacarpal joint arthritis is a disabling condition presenting with pain at the base of the thumb causing impairment of hand function. Nonoperative treatment at an early stage includes intraarticular steroid injection. Although this treatment may bring about prompt symptomatic re mai mult
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30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
A 52-year-old patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) developed scleredema-like skin induration after treatment with the tumor necrosis factor [alpha] (TNF[alpha]) blocking agent, infliximab. Skin induration occurred within a few weeks of initiation of infliximab, resolved with discontinuation of the mai mult
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30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
Vasculitic syndromes are a group of disorders characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels. They include polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), Churg-Strauss syndrome (CS), and Wegener granulomatosis (WG) that differ on type, size, and location of the involved vessels. We report a rare case of granulomat mai mult
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30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
Objective: Nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) has been shown to have a remarkable value in the differential diagnosis of connective tissue diseases. In fact, NFC patterns reflect the microvascular changes that may play a significant role in pathogenesis. The aims of this study were to determine in patien mai mult
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30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with systemic manifestations, including fever, lymphadenopathy, rash, and rarely arthritis. We report the case of a patient who presented with symmetric inflammatory polyarthritis and skin nodules resembling rheumatoid mai mult
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30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
30 Noiembrie 2005 22:00
1 Octombrie 2005
30 Septembrie 2005 21:00
30 Septembrie 2005 21:00
Background: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a significant contributor to disability, and obesity is one of the most modifiable risk factors. The association between knee OA and obesity has been reported to relate to quadriceps strength. To begin to examine this hypothesis, independent measures of quadri mai mult
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30 Septembrie 2005 21:00
Tolerance is one of the major requirements of a successful immune system: destroy invaders but recognize self and the benign environment to leave them alone. Central tolerance is achieved by deletion of T-cells with T-cell antigen receptors that recognize self-antigens too well. However, within the mai mult
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30 Septembrie 2005 21:00
Background: The effects of antibiotic therapy on the course of postvenereal reactive arthritis have not yet been elucidated. Objective: The objective of this study was to observe the clinical course and outcome of synovectomy and 3 months of azithromycin therapy in patients with reactive arthritis mai mult
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30 Septembrie 2005 21:00
Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory myopathy characterized by muscle weakness and inflammation. In contrast to polymyositis and inclusion body myositis, humoral immune mechanisms appear to contribute to the pathogenesis of dermatomyositis. A 56-year-old man with dermatomyositis resistant to conventio mai mult
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30 Septembrie 2005 21:00
A woman with Takayasu arteritis is reported who presented with constitutional symptoms and persistent thrombocytosis documented since 3 years before the diagnosis. Disease-specific symptoms such as arm claudication, transient loss of vision, and self-remitting eye ptosis present at the time were app mai mult
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30 Septembrie 2005 21:00
We describe a man presenting with bilateral loss of vision secondary to a branch retinal artery occlusion and ischemic optic neuropathy, in turn related to underlying Wegener granulomatosis (WG). This case is unusual, because the simultaneous development of branch retinal artery occlusion and anteri mai mult
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30 Septembrie 2005 21:00
Musician's focal dystonia is a motor dysfunction that appears in artists after years of repetitive and fine movements during performance. This is the condition most feared by musicians because it leads to difficulties in controlling movements, which can interrupt or terminate their careers. It is ch mai mult
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30 Septembrie 2005 21:00
30 Septembrie 2005 21:00
We describe a case of Phaeoacremonium olecranon osteomyelitis. The patient, initially felt to have traumatic olecranon bursitis, was found to have an indolent filamentous fungus cultured from the olecranon bursa. In retrospect, x-rays revealed bony erosion, which heightened the index of suspicion fo mai mult
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