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Changes in subcortical grey matter in rheumatoid arthritis

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Introduction: Recently it has been demonstrated that chronic pain is associated with structural brain changes. So far there have been no morphometric studies on patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Bekkelund et al. [1], used manual tracing methods, and observed larger brain atrophy in patients with long term RA, than in control subjects. Our previous studies demonstrated that there are no cortical changes in RA. We used FIRST, a shape-based morphometric method to compare shape of subcorti...

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Wordsworth, P More by this author
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Annual meeting of the British Pain Society
Publication date:
2011-06-21
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uuid:b96b7036-0e87-49d5-b04c-e7a886bb78e4
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616143
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pubs:616143

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