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In-patient regime for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis: an appraisal of improvement in spinal mobility and the effects of corticotrophin.

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Twenty-one patients with ankylosing spondylitis were admitted for two weeks bedrest, postural and mobilizing exercises. Eleven received low-dose corticotrophin and 10 received placebo injections during their admission and all were reviewed after two months. In-patient therapy resulted in significant improvements in function, early morning stiffness, spinal pain, lumbar extension and lateral flexion, finger-floor distance and wall-tragus distance. These improvements were maintained at two mont...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Author
Journal:
British journal of rheumatology More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
39-43
Publication date:
1984-02-01
ISSN:
0263-7103
Language:
English
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pubs:108769
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uuid:ccfe3ce0-0500-4528-a0c8-771eb19f982a
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pubs:108769
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108769
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2013-11-17

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