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Nov 23, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Analysis of 31 Cases of Female Sjogren’s Syndrome Patients with Changes in Muscle Mass

Yubao Zhang, Meng Wang
Objective: To observe and analyze the changes in muscle mass in patients with Sjogren’s syndrome and sarcopenia. Methods: From October 2016 to December 2018, the muscle mass of 31 female patients with Sjogren’s syndrome who underwent DXA testing in Linyi City People’s Hospital was tested, and the changes in muscle mass of patients with Sjogren’s syndrome were investigated. Results: The incidence of decreased skeletal muscle mass in patients with Sjogren’s syndrome was lower. The upper and lower ...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106872


May 12, 2020Open    AccessArticle

The Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Complications in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Mayssoun Kudsi, Louay Labban
Background: The numbers of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) cases are increasing worldwide. DM cause chronic damage to many body organs. A number of musculoskeletal conditions have been linked to Diabetes Mellitus which include some affecting the shoulders (i.e. adhesive capsulitis and rotator cuff tendinopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathic arthropathy), the hands (limited joint mobility, and diabetic sclerodactyly) and several other conditions. These health issues are important to identify because...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106278


Oct 14, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Voriconazole Induced Periostitis in a Patient with ANCA Vasculitis: A Case Report

Hafiz Bajwa, Chun-Ruh Ng, Azhar Abdullah, Sadia Aslam, Paul O’Connell
A 62 year-old gentleman with underlying ANCA vasculitis was admitted to hospital for severe musculoskeletal pain involving both shoulders, hips and hands. There was a history of long term usage of anti-fungal medica-tion-voriconazole for his Aspergillus fumigatus lung infection as treatment and prophylaxis. Clinically the range of movement of both shoulders and hips was restricted with the presence of digital swelling of both hand
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105789


Jan 10, 2019Open    AccessArticle

A Clinical Triad of Digital Clubbing, “Arthritis” and Ossifying Periostitis in a Man: Case Report

Chun-Ruh Ng, Yet-Lin Loh
A 49 year old gentleman presented with intermittent bilateral knee swelling for the past 37 years and was eventually diagnosed as primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy after secondary forms were excluded. This case illustrates that the disease can present during childhood with an insidious onset and progressively become more severe and that is when medical attention is sought. Furthermore, the patient did not voluntarily report hi
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105101


Jun 06, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Bioequivalence of 150 mg Extended-Release Ketoprofen from Laboratories LETI S.A.V. Test, vs ProfenidBI of Laboratories Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals LTDA, Prolonged Release, Reference, in Healthy Volunteers*

Maria A. Annunziato, Maria Gonzalez Yibirin, Inatti Alfredo, Maria M. Soler
Objective: To evaluate the bioequivalence between two formulations of ketoprofen after administration of a 150 mg extended release tablet (L.P. ProfenidBI?), 150 mg modified release tablets. Methods: A single-dose cross-over, randomized study was performed under fasting conditions with two treatments, two periods, two
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104366


Jan 29, 2015Open    AccessArticle

Trigger Point Infiltrations into the Temporal Muscles of Patients with Fibromyalgia and Headaches: A Randomized, Double-Blinded and Controlled Study

Svetlana Sabatke, Rosana Herminia Scola, Eduardo Paiva, Pedro André Kowacs
Aims: To compare the therapeutic effect of blocking trigger points in temporal muscles by using saline and an anesthetic agent among patients with masticatory myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and headaches and with non-infiltrated controls. Methods: One hundred women, aged 23 to 70 years old, were initially triaged. The seventy patients who experienced at least one trigger point in the temporal muscles were randomly divided into three groups, as follows: saline infiltration, anesthetic inf...
Open Access Library J. Vol.2, 2015
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1100813


Nov 28, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Chronic Headache with Unusual Episode: A Case of Cerebral Venous Sinus and Extracranial Venous Thrombosis in Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Chaw Su Naing, Lim Wan Tin, Slapak Gabrielle, Balakrishnan Tharmmambal

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) with concomitant extracranial venous thrombosis is not a common clinicopathological entity. Extensive venous thrombosis involving head and neck affects young adult and female gender with isolated CVST contributing about 75% of the cases. The clinical features of CVST are nonspecific and can mimic various conditions. The neuroimaging investigation especially CT, MR angiography and venography are used to establish the diagnos

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Open Access Library J. Vol.1, 2014
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1101098


Aug 14, 2014Open    AccessArticle

A Search for Factors that Predict the Efficacy of Viscosupplementation in Knee Osteoarthritis

R. Michelle Koolaee, H. Ralph Schumacher, Michael Shoemaker, Sarah Mooar, Sally Pullman-Mooar

Objective: Previous research demonstrates inconsistent effects of hyaluronate (HA) viscosupplementation on patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors that predict clinical response to a single intra-articular injection of Hylan GF-20. Methods: This was an observational study of 55 patients with knee OA, scheduled to receive intra-articular injections of Hylan GF-20. These patients met the institution’s guide

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Open Access Library J. Vol.1, 2014
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1100700


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