Preliminary Communications

Effect of Anti-inflammatory Drug Therapy on Clearance of 133Xe from Knee Joints of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Br Med J 1969; 3 doi: (Published 02 August 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;3:278
  1. C. Dick,
  2. P. H. Dick,
  3. G. Nuki,
  4. K. Whaley,
  5. J. A. Boyle,
  6. A. Shenkin,
  7. W. W. Downie,
  8. W. W. Buchanan


    The degree of joint inflammation in 13 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, as measured by clinical indices, was reduced by both sodium salicylate and indomethacin. The clearance rate of 133Xe was reduced by indomethacin alone, and showed no correlation with the clinical features.