By Paul Dieppe, Frank A. Wollheim, H. Ralph Schumacher
Whereas an emphasis at the new is key to any technological know-how, the relevance or significance of latest discoveries can't actually be preferred and not using a robust feel of the framework of a self-discipline, and of the information that helped to form it. With this in brain, the editors of this booklet have tried to create a canon of texts that shaped the root of rheumatology. specialists at the analysis and administration of many of the rheumatological stipulations have selected what they think about to be the most important papers of their respective domain names. each paper is punctiliously defined and evaluated by means of its strengths, its weaknesses, and its contribution to the sector. Papers were selected that outline new illnesses or remedies, that experience replaced our entire state of mind, or that experience easily stood the try out of time. The editors desire that the papers profiled during this quantity will stimulate debate, inspire readers to find the unique texts, and encourage the writers of the classics of the twenty first century.
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Buckland-Wright JC. Quantitative radiography of osteoarthritis. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases 1994; 53:268–275. Imaging 31 Why it’s important The Kellgren and Lawrence system of grading an OA joint into one of five grades has been the ‘gold-standard’ for reporting and assessing the severity of OA for over 40 years. It is a simple system applicable to population studies and to patient groups, and has been used to assess progression and outcome as well as the presence (or absence) of OA and its severity.
A single case description. 2. The autopsy findings of oesophageal ulcer with cricoarytenoid arthritis were incorrect and were cricoarytenoid arthritis with per continuum spreading into the oesophagus. Relevance This paper and the related references led to important changes in radiological examinations in RA, especially in the pre-operative evaluation of the neck, which subsequently included lateral examinations in flexion and extension to demonstrate cervical dislocations. 28 Paper 6 Radiographic evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis and related conditions by standard reference films Authors Larsen A, Dale K, Eek M Reference Acta Radiologica (Diagnosis) 1977; 18:481–491 Summary A review of radiographic evaluation of RA is given.
The starting point was the discovery of rheumatoid factor. Waaler’s important paper of 1940 (Paper 1) provides the first description of the sheep cell agglutination test for the identification of this anti-immunoglobulin. The test was subsequently developed independently by Rose, and the ‘Waaler-Rose test’ became the first diagnostic assay for an antibody used in rheumatology. Subsequent technological developments have changed and refined our ways of detecting and measuring rheumatoid factor, but the test remains widely used today.