Tag Archives: Rheumatology

Progressive Collapse of the Thoracic Cage

A 48-year-old patient presented with severe and progressive painful shrinkage of the thoracic cage as the result of repetitive minor fractures. Chest radiographs showed a severe form of flail chest, and the lateral spine was overwhelmed by severe rigid scoliosis. At the age of 35 years and because of repetitive episodes of vertebral fractures and […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Presenting as Acute Myopericarditis

To the Editor: A 50-year-old man with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, gout, and treated latent tuberculosis infection presented to the Emergency Department with 12 hours of angina pectoris. Initial evaluation for acute coronary syndrome and pulmonary embolism were negative. However, 20 hours after hospital admission the patient developed substernal chest pain, 1-mm ST-segment elevation in […]

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Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Symptoms Change in Knee Osteoarthritis

  The study objective was to quantify the association between daily physical activity measured by accelerometer and 1-year changes in symptoms among people with knee osteoarthritis. Methods Participants from the Osteoarthritis Initiative had knee radiographs and physical activity assessed using GT1M ActiGraph (Pensacola, FL) uniaxial accelerometers at the 48-month visit. Physical activity was calculated and […]

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