ON Pierre-Louis, J Véronique-Baudin, J Rabout, MN Yerro, S Molcard, P Fuseau, M Vestris, G Aurokiom, J Smith-Ravin, C Joachim-Contaret, MS Pierre-Louis
This study described for the first time the descriptive epidemiology of patients harbouring haemophilia in Martinique and the context of haemophilia care since the creation of the Martinique Treatment Centre.
The balanced fast field echo (BFFE) technique employs a fully-balanced gradient waveform along all three axes, which allows magnetization to reach a steady state, providing fluids with good signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) and excellent tissue contrast. Balanced fast field echo can then be used as diagnostic pulse sequence for blood vessels or fluid-filled tissues.
This study described the arthralgia post chikungunya infection in patients referred to a rheumatology clinic at a tertiary hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. These patients are likely to be female and more than 45 years old. The joints most involved are the knees, shoulders, wrist and ankles in a symmetrical distribution; 77.3% of patients perceived that these symptoms negatively affected their daily activities.
AD East-Innis, AS Paolino, KA Stylianou, KK Clarke
This study explored the relationship between skin manifestations and renal disease in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Patients with lupus erythematosus non-specific skin disease were more likely to have renal involvement.
The study explored the relationship between facial acne severity, age of patients, body mass and physical activity indices. Acne severity has a significant relationship with age of patients but not body mass or physical activity indices.