Bernard Zimmermann

Bernard Zimmermann
Roger Williams Medical Center · Internal Medicine

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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the axial skeleton. Extra-articular manifestations are less common relative to other rheumatic diseases, and vasculitic complications typically involve the ascending aorta and aortic valve. The use of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors is efficacious in the treatment...
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Rituximab is a genetically engineered chimeric, murine/human monoclonal antibody directed against the CD20 antigen on B-cells. Recent studies of inflammatory myopathy have shown that B-cells are important in the etiopathogenesis of these diseases, and therefore suggest a role for B-cell depletion therapy in idiopathic inflammatory myopathy. The few...
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To evaluate the reported cases of drug-induced lupus erythematosus (DILE) due to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha therapy and to compare "classic" DILE with DILE secondary to anti-TNFalpha therapy. We also add 3 case reports related to 3 different anti-TNFalpha drugs to the literature. We searched the Medline database for cases published in E...
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To better stratify risk and to verify previous prevalence reports, we conducted a retrospective cohort study comparing the lifetime incidence of nephrolithiasis in patients with spondyloarthropathies (SpA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Patients with SpA or rheumatoid factor-positive RA were identified from the rheumatology clinics of two Veterans...
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Podiatric physicians are frequently the first clinicians with the opportunity to diagnose a rheumatologic disease. Awareness of the multisystem nature of the more common rheumatologic conditions will assist podiatrists in making the appropriate diagnosis. The specific joints affected, the temporal pattern of joint involvement, and the distribution...
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Felty's syndrome (FS) is a rare manifestation of severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is an immune mediated inflammatory process, usually treated with standard disease modifying antirheumatic drugs. We describe a case of severe FS that developed in a patient receiving methotrexate therapy for RA. Treatment with etanercept resulted in severe allergi...
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We studied 25 patients with crystal-proven gout or roentgenographic evidence of gouty arthritis, or both, in finger joints involved with nodal osteoarthritis (OA). These patients were elderly (mean age 71.4 years), and 72% of them were receiving diuretic therapy. Roentgenographic findings, in addition to features typical of OA, included soft tissue...

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