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Approximately 200 pages of printed material embrace the substance of the Second International Seminar on Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases, prepared by approximately 150 contributors. A variety of subjects has been presented from a number of clinics and research laboratories, with varying degrees of impact on the understanding of musculoskeletal disorders.
Several discussions center around circulating immune complexes and human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B typing. Discussions of therapeutic measures include "Dead Sea in Balneotherapy in Osteoarthritis," "The Use of Oral Gold Salts," and preliminary reports on some of the newer nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
A section on orthopedic surgery with three contributions includes "Fitting of an Above-Knee Prosthesis in a Patient With Ankylosing Spondylitis." The concluding section of the monograph includes abstracts of additional papers presented at the seminar, such as "Surgical Treatment of Inequality of Leg Length," and "ALKappa Amyloidosis Presenting as Giant Hepatomegaly."
In view of the significant number of current
Talbott JT. Progress in Rheumatology. JAMA. 1982;248(12):1511–1512. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330120065040
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