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The Fibromyalgia Mystery: A Central Sensitivity Syndrome

May 29, 2010 || By admin||Publications

Fibromyalgia is a often misunderstood, even unrecognized, disorder that causes widespread muscle pain and tenderness, which tends to come and go and move about the body. This common and chronic condition typically is associated with fatigue and sleep disturbances.
The Fibromyalgia Mystery- A Central

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Rheumatoid arthritis in the United Arab Emirates

Apr 19, 2010 || By admin||Publications

Abstract: Studies have shown that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the Middle East have delayed diagnosis and low disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) utilization. We describe the characteristics and treatments of consecutive RA patients presenting to a new musculoskeletal clinic

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Rheumatoid arthritis in Dubai—delayed diagnosis and low usage of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs

Apr 19, 2010 || By admin||Publications

Information on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) among Arab populations in the Middle East is scarce. Studies have suggested that patients with RA living in Arab countries have similar clinical features, but less extra-articular manifestations, compared with those living in Western countries.1–4 Therefore

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Work disability remains a major problem in rheumatoid arthritis in the 2000’s

Apr 19, 2010 || By admin||Publications

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Background: Work disability is a major consequence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), associated not only with traditional disease activity variables, but also as or more significantly with demographic, functional, occupational, and societal variables. Recent reports suggest that the use of bi

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Disparities in rheumatoid arthritis disease activity according to gross domestic product in 25 countries in the QUEST–RA database

Apr 19, 2010 || By admin||Publications

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Objective: To analyse associations between the clinical status of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the gross domestic product (GDP) of their resident country.

Methods: The Quantitative Standard Monitoring of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (QUEST–RA) cohort includes clinic

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Myalgias or non-specific muscle pain in Arab or Indo-Pakistani patients may indicate vitamin D deficiency

Apr 18, 2010 || By admin||Publications

Abstract: The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (<20 ng/dl) among patients with fibromyalgia or muscle pain in a musculoskeletal clinic in the United Arab Emirates. Consecutive patients who were diagnosed with fibromyalgia and/or nonspecific musculoskeletal

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Atypical Arthritis Due to Combined Hereditary Hemochromatosis and Active Hepatitis C

Apr 18, 2010 || By admin||Publications

Abstract: A 51 year old white lady presented with asymmetric arthritis and a positive rheumatoid factor. She was initially treated for rheumatoid arthritis. However, she had features such as abnormal liver function tests and osteoarthritis in an unusual location, the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint.

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The benefits of yoga for rheumatoid arthritis: results of a preliminary, structured 8-week program

Apr 18, 2010 || By admin||Publications

Abstract: The aim of this study was to measure the effects of a bi-weekly Raj yoga program on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity. Subjects were recruited from among RA patients in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by email invitations of the RA database. Demographic data, disease activity indices,

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Remission and Rheumatoid Arthritis Data on Patients Receiving Usual Care in Twenty-Four Countries- By: Dr. Badsha

Apr 18, 2010 || By admin||Publications

Objective. To compare the performance of different definitions of remission in a large multinational cross-sectional cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods. The Questionnaires in Standard Monitoring of Patients with RA (QUEST-RA) database, which (as of January 2008) included 5,84

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Vitamin D Deficiency

Apr 18, 2010 || By admin||Publications

The aim of our study at the Dubai Bone and Joint center was to determine the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency (< 20 ng/dl) among patients with fibromyalgia or muscle pain in a musculoskeletal clinic in the United Arab Emirates. In a recently published paper we showed that non-specific muscle pa

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This web site is run by an Arthritis Specialist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On this site you will find news about the latest in arthritis, information about research results in the field, tips and information and diet and exercise, and much more.

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The Fibromyalgia Mystery: A Central Sensitivity Syndrome

Fibromyalgia is a often misunderstood, even unrecognized, disorder that causes widespread muscle pain and tenderness, which tends to come and go an...

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Rheumatoid arthritis in the United Arab Emirates

Abstract: Studies have shown that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the Middle East have delayed diagnosis and low disease-modifying anti-...

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Rheumatoid arthritis in Dubai—delayed diagnosis and low usage of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs

Information on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) among Arab populations in the Middle East is scarce. Studies have suggested that patients with RA living i...

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Work disability remains a major problem in rheumatoid arthritis in the 2000’s

Abstract

Background: Work disability is a major consequence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), associated not only with traditional disease acti...

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This web site is run by an Arthritis Specialist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On this site you will find news about the latest in arthritis, information about research results in the field, tips and information and diet and exercise, and much more.

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