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What’s in a name?
  1. J P Buyon1,
  2. A Brucato2,
  3. D M Friedman3
  1. 1
    Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York University Medical Center, New York, USA
  2. 2
    Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedali Riuniti, Bergamo, Italy
  3. 3
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey, USA
  1. Jill P Buyon, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA; jill.buyon{at}med.nyu.edu

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