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  1. Principles of osteoporotic fracture treatment.

    Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 27(6):757 (2013) PMID 24836334

    The number of osteoporotic fractures is still increasing and the overall management of these multimorbid patients is demanding. Surgical management of these fractures is challenging due to often comminuted fractures and poor purchase of implants. New implants and some with add-on possibilities such...
  2. Management of infection in systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 27(3):377 (2013) PMID 24238694

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterised by abnormal autoantibody production and clearance. This immunological background has been suggested to play a role in the susceptibility of SLE patients to infection. Moreover, drugs (most of them immunosuppressive or...
  3. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus: diagnosis and treatment.

    Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 27(3):391 (2013) PMID 24238695 PMCID PMC3927537

    We discuss issues in classification and diagnosis of the various sub-types of CLE, as well as provide an update on therapeutic management. Published by Elsevier Ltd....
  4. How to perform local soft-tissue glucocorticoid injections?

    Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 27(2):171 (2013) PMID 23731930

    Inflammation of periarticular soft-tissue structures such as tendons, tendon sheaths, entheses, bursae, ligaments and fasciae is the hallmark of many inflammatory rheumatic diseases, but inflammation or rather irritation of these structures also occurs in the absence of an underlying rheumatic disea...
  5. Tai Chi and yoga as complementary therapies in rheumatologic conditions.

    Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 26(3):387 (2012) PMID 22867933

    Tai Chi and yoga are complementary therapies which have, during the last few decades, emerged as popular treatments for rheumatologic and musculoskeletal diseases. This review covers the evidence of Tai Chi and yoga in the management of rheumatologic diseases, especially osteoarthrit...
  6. The role of patient organisations in musculoskeletal care.

    Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 26(3):399 (2012) PMID 22867934

    We suggest that their work could be divided into three different fields of activities, that is, member benefits to satisfy individual needs, raised awareness to create better conditions for people with disability and the promotion of research to improve prevention, care and find a definite cure. Som...
  7. Precipitating and perpetuating factors of rheumatoid arthritis immunopathology: linking the triad of genetic predisposition, environmental r...

    Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 25(4):447 (2011) PMID 22137917

    We will summarise the risk factors for RA development that have currently been identified, outlining the specific gene-environment and gene-gene interactions that may occur to precipitate and perpetuate autoimmunity and RA. We will also focus on how this knowledge of risk factors for RA may be imple...
  8. Quality of life and the outcome of established rheumatoid arthritis.

    Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 25(4):585 (2011) PMID 22137926

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term condition causing joint pain and swelling and sometimes systemic involvement. The aims of treatment are, first, to reduce the impact the disease has on a patient and, second, to halt progression of disease. The advent of intensive therapy, inc...
  9. Clinimetric evaluations of patients with chronic widespread pain.

    Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 25(2):249 (2011) PMID 22094200

    Assessing chronic widespread pain (CWP) and its impact on physical, emotional and social function requires multidimensional qualitative and health-related quality of life (HRQL) instruments. The recommendations of the Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPAC...
  10. Neuroimaging of fibromyalgia.

    Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 25(2):271 (2011) PMID 22094201

    The primary symptom of fibromyalgia is widespread pain. This symptom is accompanied by secondary symptoms, such as cognitive difficulties and sensitivity to painful stimulation, and by numerous co-morbidities. The first neuroimaging studies addressed the primary symptom by examining differences betw...