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Ultrasound AND psoriatic arthritis

Dario Graceffa, Claudio Bonifati, Viviana Lora, Pier Luigi Saraceni, Catia De Felice, Maria Sole Chimenti, Roberto Perricone, Aldo Morrone
BACKGROUND: The inflammatory involvement of the enthesis in the course of psoriasis is accompanied by structural abnormalities detectable by ultrasound. The most common of these abnormalities is the thickening of the tendon at the insertion site. AIMS: The aim of the present study was to compare the thickness of entheses of patients with psoriatic arthritis, only skin psoriasis, and healthy controls. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a cohort of patients affected with either only skin psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis as well as in a control group...
March 16, 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Rodolfo A Kolliker Frers, Vanesa Cosentino, Julia Tau, Eduardo M Kerzberg, Adriana Urdapilleta, Monica Chiocconi, Nora Kogan, Matilde Otero-Losada, Francisco Capani
Studies on the inflammatory burden in recent-onset psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients without conventional cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) are not available. This preliminary study focuses on cardiovascular risk in cutaneous psoriasis (CPs) and recent-onset PsA patients. Blood biochemistry (glucose, cholesterol, uric acid, lipid profile and apolipoprotein B) was analyzed using standard kits. Proatherogenic inflammation markers, C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), and endothelial activators monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Ilaria Tinazzi, Dennis McGonagle, Alen Zabotti, Donatella Chessa, Antonio Marchetta, Pierluigi Macchioni
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a detailed sonographic evaluation of the hand flexor tendon compartment could help differentiate between psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with PsA, 47 with RA and 10 healthy controls (HC) had flexor tendon (FT) compartment imaging of the dominant hand 2nd to 4th tendons using grey scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD) ultrasound (US) with evaluation for tenosynovitis, peri-tendinous lesions, soft tissue oedema and bony changes at FT insertions...
February 28, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Gurjit S Kaeley, Lihi Eder, Sibel Z Aydin, Marwin Gutierrez, Catherine Bakewell
OBJECTIVE: To describe the growing importance of enthesitis in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of clinical and imaging methods currently used to assess enthesitis. METHODS: PubMed literature searches were conducted using the terms psoriatic arthritis, entheses, enthesitis, pathology, imaging, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, clinical, and indices. Articles were deemed relevant if they provided insight into the pathology, monitoring, and/or diagnosis of enthesitis in PsA, or if they discussed clinical or imaging indices used to assess enthesitis...
January 6, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Marina Carotti, Vittoria Galeazzi, Francesca Catucci, Marcello Zappia, Francesco Arrigoni, Antonio Barile, Andrea Giovagnoni
With the introduction of new biologics such as anti-TNF-alpha antibodies and other therapies in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis, capable of halting joint destruction and functional disability, there are new pressures on diagnostic and prognostic imaging. Early demonstration of pre-erosive inflammatory features and monitoring of the long-term effects of treatment are becoming increasingly important. Early detection of synovitis offers advantages in terms of allowing early instigation of therapy and may allow the identification of those patients displaying more aggressive disease who might benefit from early intervention with expensive DMARD therapy...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Aimie Patience, Philip S Helliwell, Heidi J Siddle
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a heterogeneous chronic inflammatory arthritis characterised by a range of musculoskeletal conditions including enthesitis, dactylitis and synovitis as well as skin and nail manifestations. The foot is a complex mixture of tissues, all of which can be involved in this disease and is frequently the presenting feature. Areas covered: In this under-researched area, articles were reviewed from the authors' publications as well as from other known authors. This review will discuss how PsA affects the foot and ankle with a particular focus on synovitis, tenosynovitis, enthesitis, dactylitis, bone erosion and psoriatic skin and nail disease...
January 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Alen Zabotti, Luca Idolazzi, Alberto Batticciotto, Orazio De Lucia, Carlo Alberto Scirè, Ilaria Tinazzi, Annamaria Iagnocco
Psoriatic arthritis is a systemic inflammatory disease in which enthesitis and dactylitis are two of the main hallmarks of the disease. In the last years, ultrasonography is increasingly playing a key role in the diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis and ultrasonography of the entheses, particularly of the lower limbs, is commonly used to assess patients with that disease. New advancements in ultrasound equipment using high frequencies probes allowed us also to identify and characterize the involvementof the entheses of the hand in psoriatic arthritis, confirming the results of the experimental models of the disease and the theory of the sinovial-entheseal complex, even in small joints...
November 29, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
Jiayun Shen, Steven H Lam, Qing Shang, Chun-Kwok Wong, Edmund K Li, Priscilla Wong, Emily W Kun, Isaac T Cheng, Martin Li, Tena K Li, Tracy Y Zhu, Jack Jock-Wai Lee, Mimi Chang, Alex Pui-Wai Lee, Lai-Shan Tam
OBJECTIVE: To test the performances of established cardiovascular (CV) risk scores in discriminating subclinical atherosclerosis (SCA) in patients with psoriatic arthritis. METHODS: These scores were calculated: Framingham risk score (FRS), QRISK2, Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE), 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk algorithm (ASCVD) from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)-recommended modified versions (by 1...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
Brigitte Michelsen, Andreas P Diamantopoulos, Dag Magnar Soldal, Hilde Berner Hammer, Arthur Kavanaugh, Glenn Haugeberg
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical and ultrasonographic (US) evaluation of Achilles enthesitis in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: The Achilles insertion of outpatients with PsA was examined by clinical assessment of tenderness and US evaluation of (1) inflammatory activity (defined as the presence of power Doppler signal, tendon thickening and/or hypoechogenicity) and (2) structural damage (defined as the presence of erosions, calcifications and/or enthesophytes)...
2017: RMD Open
Yuan-Jiao Tang, Xi Xiang, Yu-Jia Yang, Li-Yun Wang, Ying He, Li Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the ultrasonic features of enthesitis between psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis vulgaris. METHODS: A total of 39 patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA group), 60 with psoriasis vulgaris (non-PsA group) and 60 healthy people (control group) participated in this study. They were examined by two-dimensional and color Doppler ultrasound on the entheses of bilateral femoral quadriceps tendons, patella tendons, Achilles tendons, plantar fasciae, common flexor tendons and common extensor tendons...
July 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
María Paz Martínez-Vidal, Cristina Fernández-Carballido
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the cardiovascular risk according to the SCORE chart in a series of patients with psoriatic arthritis, and to study the presence of subclinical cardiovascular disease by carotid ultrasound. METHODS: Cross-sectional descriptive study of patients with psoriatic arthritis attended in a tertiary hospital. The presence of classical cardiovascular risk factors and the clinical characteristics of the patients were recorded. The cardiovascular risk was calculated with SCORE, calibrated for Spain...
July 14, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
Chen-Yang Zhao, Yu-Xin Jiang, Jian-Chu Li, Zhong-Hui Xu, Qing Zhang, Na Su, Meng Yang
OBJECTIVE: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a well-established imaging modality which has been put into clinical use in recent years with the development of second-generation contrast agent and imaging devices, and its applications in the assessment of inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, have provoked abundant discussion and researches among radiologists and rheumatologists. To summarize the achievements of clinical studies on CEUS in the application of arthritis, and to keep up with the latest progresses of the imaging technique, we reviewed the literature in recent years, hoping to establish the role of CEUS in joint diseases...
July 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
Ilaria Ruffilli, Francesca Ragusa, Salvatore Benvenga, Roberto Vita, Alessandro Antonelli, Poupak Fallahi, Silvia Martina Ferrari
Psoriasis (PsO) is a chronic relapsing/remitting autoimmune skin disease, associated with an increased risk of other autoimmune disorders. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis occurring approximately in 30% of PsO patients. Sporadic cases of association between PsO and autoimmune thyroid disorders (AITDs) have been reported. However, two different recent studies did not find any association between them. In patients with PsO and PsA, an association with AITD has been shown by most of the studies in adults, but not in the juvenile form...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Maria Laura Acosta-Felquer, Santiago Ruta, Javier Rosa, Josefina Marin, Leandro Ferreyra-Garrot, Maria Laura Galimberti, Ricardo Galimberti, Ricardo Garcia-Monaco, Enrique R Soriano
OBJECTIVE: It has been shown that nail involvement in psoriasis is associated with systemic enthesopathy. Our objective was to evaluate the association of nail involvement and enthesopathy at distal interphalangeal joint (DIP) level in psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients. METHODS: Consecutive patients (54 PsO and 56 PsA) seen at the outpatients clinic in this cross-sectional study were included. All patients underwent both clinical and ultrasound (US) assessment on the same day...
December 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Sibel Zehra Aydin, Concepción Castillo-Gallego, Zoe R Ash, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Richard Wakefield, Dennis McGonagle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
M Megna, P Gisonni, M Napolitano, G Dell'Aversano Orabona, C Patruno, F Ayala, N Balato
BACKGROUND: Distal interphalangeal (DIP) arthritis is a frequent form of psoriatic arthritis being often linked to nail psoriasis. Modern society is characterized by overuse of smartphones. Indeed, literature has recently focalized on research into smartphone addiction and health-related problems. OBJECTIVES: As smartphone addiction is able to determine overuse and repeated movements of DIP joints and nails, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of smartphone use on hand joints of young psoriatic patients...
June 2, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Alen Zabotti, Francesca Bandinelli, Alberto Batticciotto, Carlo Alberto Scirè, Annamaria Iagnocco, Garifallia Sakellariou
Objective: To systematically review the role of musculoskeletal US in patients suffering from PsA or psoriasis (Pso) in terms of prevalence, diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and treatment. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted through medical databases (MEDLINE via PubMed, Embase) and the grey literature up to September 2015 to inform a new study of the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Study Group of the Italian Society for Rheumatology. All articles reporting data on musculoskeletal US in PsA or Pso were included and extracted according to the underlying clinical question...
September 1, 2017: Rheumatology
Santiago Ruta, Josefina Marin, Maria Laura Acosta Felquer, Leandro Ferreyra-Garrot, Javier Rosa, Ricardo García-Monaco, Enrique R Soriano
OBJECTIVE: Power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS) has been shown to detect subclinical synovitis in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), but its value is not yet fully understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate PDUS features at joint level in patients with PsA in clinical remission and to investigate its value for predicting short-term flares. METHODS: Consecutive patients with PsA in clinical remission according to the attending rheumatologist and who fulfill minimal disease activity criteria and/or 28-joint Disease Activity Score in remission criteria underwent PDUS examination of 18 joints...
July 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
Joanne Szczygiel Cunha, Abrar A Qureshi, Anthony M Reginato
Musculoskeletal ultrasonography is gaining favor in the evaluation of enthesitis in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Imaging modalities have shown that the enthesis of the distal interphalangeal joint has a close relationship to the nail itself. Studies have focused on the structure and morphology of nails to determine an association between psoriasis nail changes and the presence or severity of PsA. With the use of higher frequency probes, power Doppler (PD) can determine subclinical inflammation of the area under ultrasound examination...
May 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
Elodie Rivière, Laurent Arnaud, Mikael Ebbo, Yannick Allanore, Pascal Claudepierre, Emmanuelle Dernis, Jean-Marc Ziza, Corinne Miceli-Richard, Peggy Philippe, Christophe Richez, Martin Soubrier, Rakiba Belkhir, Raphaèle Seror, Xavier Mariette, Stephan Pavy
OBJECTIVE: Spondyloarthritis (SpA) and Takayasu arteritis (TA) are 2 chronic inflammatory diseases; their coexistence in a single patient is uncommon. The aims of our study were to describe clinical features of patients having SpA associated with TA and to identify some characteristics of the types of patients with SpA associated with TA. We also analyzed treatments used in this context. METHODS: This French multicenter retrospective survey called for observations on behalf of the Club Rhumatismes et Inflammations, with a standardized questionnaire established by the investigators...
July 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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