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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932277/detection-of-subclinical-ultrasound-enthesopathy-and-nail-disease-in-patients-at-risk-of-psoriatic-arthritis
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Marie Acquitter, Laurent Misery, Alain Saraux, Luc Bressollette, Sandrine Jousse-Joulin
OBJECTIVES: To detect subclinical entheses and nail abnormalities using gray-scale (GS) and power Doppler ultrasonography (PDUS) between patients with nail psoriasis and those with inverse and scalp psoriasis. METHODS: In this prospective monocentric study, patients with nail, inverse and scalp psoriasis, without psoriatic arthritis or systemic treatment, were included. Clinical evaluation and ultrasonographic assessment of 14 entheses and 12 nails were done by a dermatologist (clinical assessment) and a rheumatologist (ultrasonographic assessment)...
December 5, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931964/imaging-in-paediatric-rheumatology-is-it-time-for-imaging
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REVIEW
Paz Collado, Clara Malattia
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a heterogeneous group of arthritides characterized by chronic synovial inflammation that can lead to structural damage. The main objective of JIA therapies is to induce disease control to avoid disability in childhood. The advances in therapeutic effectiveness have created a need to search for imaging tools that describe more precisely disease activity in children with JIA. Musculoskeletal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging have demonstrated to be more sensitive than clinical examination in early detection of synovitis...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931956/diagnosis-and-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-what-is-the-current-role-of-established-and-new-imaging-techniques-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Espen A Haavardsholm, Conny J van der Laken
Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have become established imaging techniques for the management of rheumatoid arthritis. Several publications have pointed out the advantages of these techniques for a more complete evaluation of the inflammation and structural damage at joint level. Recently new imaging techniques as the positron emission tomography (PET) associated with computed tomography (CT) or MRI scan, and the optical imaging have been introduced in the panorama. This article presents the advantages and limitations of each imaging techniques in light with the recent publications...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928500/recent-advances-in-understanding-and-managing-psoriatic-arthritis
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REVIEW
Dafna D Gladman
This article reviews recent advances in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) over the past several years with emphasis on early diagnosis, better understanding of pathogenesis, and new therapeutic approaches. Early diagnosis is important, since people who present late do not fare as well. There are a number of clinical, laboratory, and ultrasound features that can help identify patients destined to develop PsA, and several screening tools have been developed. It is recognized that genetic and epigenetic factors, as well as T cells and cytokines, play a role in the pathogenesis of PsA, and several targets have been identified for therapeutic interventions...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921093/evaluation-of-a-novel-semi-automated-ultrasound-system-for-the-detection-of-synovitis-a-prospective-study-involving-45-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#5
M Witt, J Frielinghausen, R Mueller, F Mueller, F Proft, H Schulze-Koops, M Grunke, D-A Clevert
Background: Arthrosonography has proven to be more sensitive and reliable for the detection of synovitis than clinical examination, but a comprehensive examination of small joints is time-consuming. The automated breast volume scanner (ABVS) has been developed to allow automatic and reproducible series of consecutive B-mode pictures of the female breast. Objectives: To analyze the comparability of ABVS and conventional manual ultrasonography (mUS) for the detection of synovitis in hands and feet of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
November 2016: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900348/implementation-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasonography-in-detection-of-early-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#6
Ayman F Darwish, Faten M Ismael, Abdou Ell-Laban, Ahmed Hamed, Moustafa Abdel Kader, Ashraf Osman
AIM: To determine whether early clinical, laboratory and musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) characteristics can be used as early detectors of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty (40) patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) diagnosed according to the ILAR criteria [1] and 20 healthy control children. All patients were subjected to the following assessment at base line and at follow up after 6 months: Clinical evaluation, MSUS examination and laboratory evaluation...
2016: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900299/assessment-of-enthesitis-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-using-clinical-examination-and-ultrasound
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Salome Kristensen, Jeppe Hagstrup Christensen, Erik Berg Schmidt, Jens Lykkegaard Olesen, Martin Berg Johansen, Kristian Bakke Arvesen, Annette Schlemmer
BACKGROUND: Enthesitis is a major feature of psoriatic arthritis. However, clinical assessment of enthesitis is known to lack accuracy and have poor interobserver reliability. OBJECTIVE: To determine effect of training on clinical assessment of enthesitis and to compare ultrasonography with clinical examination for the detection of entheseal abnormalities. METHODS: 20 rheumatologists performed repeated assessment of enthesitis in patients with established psoriatic arthritis before and after a 2-hour training session in standardised enthesitis count according to Leeds Enthesitis Index (LEI) and Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada Enthesitis Index (SPARCC)...
April 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896522/tapering-biologics-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-pragmatic-approach-for-clinical-practice
#8
Aleksander Lenert, Petar Lenert
Optimal rheumatoid arthritis (RA) therapy in daily clinical practice is based on the treat-to-target strategy. Quicker escalation of therapy and earlier introduction of biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs have led to improved outcomes in RA. However, chronic immunosuppressive therapy is associated with adverse events and higher costs. In addition, our patients frequently express a desire for lower dosing and drug holidays. Current clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatism suggest that rheumatologists consider tapering treatment after achieving remission...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896420/level-of-agreement-between-three-dimensional-volumetric-ultrasound-and-real-time-conventional-ultrasound-in-the-assessment-of-synovitis-tenosynovitis-and-erosions-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Carlos Acebes, Neil McKay, Anna Ciechomska, Nicola Alcorn, John P Harvie, Barbara Robson, Nico Groenendijk, Moira McDonald, Alison Wilson, Jesus Garrido
The aim of the study was to assess agreement between three-dimensional volumetric ultrasound (3D US) performed by inexperienced staff and real-time conventional ultrasound (2D US) performed by experienced rheumatologists in detecting and scoring rheumatoid arthritis (RA) lesions. Thirty-one RA patients underwent examination of seven joints by 2D and 3D US for synovitis and tenosynovitis in B and PD modes and erosions in B mode. A global score for synovitis and global counts for synovitis, tenosynovitis and erosions were also calculated for every patient...
November 28, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896015/development-of-a-multi-wavelength-diffuse-optical-tomography-system-for-early-diagnosis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-simulation-phantoms-and-healthy-human-studies
#10
Hao Yang Wu, Andrew Filer, Iain Styles, Hamid Dehghani
A multi-wavelength diffuse optical tomography (DOT) system has been developed to directly extract physiological information, such as total haemoglobin concentration, from tissue in human hand joints. Novel methods for 3D surface imaging and spectrally constrained image reconstruction are introduced and their potential application to imaging of rheumatoid arthritis is discussed. Results are presented from simulation studies as well as experiments using phantoms and data from imaging of three healthy volunteers...
November 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895040/the-role-of-non-invasive-cardiovascular-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-where-we-are-and-where-we-need-to-be
#11
REVIEW
Graham J Fent, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein, Maya H Buch
This review assesses the risk assessment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and how non-invasive imaging modalities may improve risk stratification in future. RA is common and patients are at greater risk of CVD than the general population. Cardiovascular (CV) risk stratification is recommended in European guidelines for patients at high and very high CV risk in order to commence preventative therapy. Ideally, such an assessment should be carried out immediately after diagnosis and as part of ongoing long-term patient care in order to improve patient outcomes...
November 28, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885882/state-of-the-art-of-ultrasound-in-the-assessment-of-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
#12
Marwin Gutierrez, Gurjit S Kaeley, Chiara Bertolazzi, Carlos Pineda
Ultrasound (US) is a rapidly evolving technique that is gaining increasing success in the assessment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Recently, new research avenues have been opened, and these are focused on the potential of US for the assessment of extra musculoskeletal areas such as skin and nails. This permits work on the concept of 'holistic US assessment of PsA'. Areas covered: Here, we analyze the potential role of US in the global assessment of PsA. Additionally, we provide the current evidence supporting its application in routine clinical practice...
December 2, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885376/high-prevalence-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-psoriatic-arthritis-patients-a-study-based-on-carotid-ultrasound
#13
Rosario Ibáñez-Bosch, Juliana Restrepo-Velez, Miguel Medina-Malone, Laura Garrido-Courel, Inmaculada Paniagua-Zudaire, Eduardo Loza-Cortina
Analyse the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis in psoriatic arthritis patients (PsA). A cross-sectional study of 53 patients with PsA and 53 controls matched for age and sex was designed. Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and the presence of carotid plaques (CP) were assessed with carotid ultrasound. Data on cardiovascular (CV) risk factors were collected. Patients with PsA had a higher prevalence rate of obesity and tobacco smoking. CP were detected more frequently in patients with PsA than in controls with an OR of 4...
November 24, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882112/diagnostic-value-of-high-frequency-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
#14
Ming-Yu Wang, Xian-Bin Wang, Xue-Hui Sun, Feng-Li Liu, Sheng-Chuan Huang
Early diagnosis and management improve the outcome of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The present study explored the application of high-frequency ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the detection of early RA. Thirty-nine patients (20 males and 19 females) diagnosed with early RA were enrolled in the study. A total of 1,248 positions, including 858 hand joints and 390 tendons, were examined by high-frequency US and MRI to evaluate the presence of bone erosion, bone marrow edema (BME), synovial proliferation, joint effusion, tendinitis and tendon sheath edema...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870774/absence-of-association-of-joint-tenderness-and-high-resolution-ultrasound-findings-in-established-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
Aline Defaveri do Prado, Melissa C Bisi, Deise Marcela Piovesan, Markus Bredemeier, Inês Guimarães da Silveira, José Alexandre Mendonça, Henrique Luiz Staub
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867432/arthritis-of-the-knee-joint-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-evaluation-of-treatment-response-by-ultrasound-in-daily-clinical-practice
#16
V S Schäfer, W A Schmidt, M Backhaus, W Hartung
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) commonly involves the knee joint in up to 30% of patients. Musculoskeletal ultrasound enables the skilled clinician to easily assess disease activity. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sensitivity to change of the sonography score of large joints in Rheumatology (SOLAR) for different treatments of knee arthritis in RA. METHOD: Joints were assessed by ultrasound at 4 visits. Laboratory, immunological and clinical parameters were recorded...
2016: Open Rheumatology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860304/nail-involvement-can-predict-enthesopathy-in-patients-with-psoriasis
#17
Maria Castellanos-González, Beatriz Esther Joven, Julio Sánchez, Eva María Andrés-Esteban, Francisco Vanaclocha-Sebastián, Pablo Ortiz Romero, Raquel Rivera Díaz
BACKGROUND: Although subclinical enthesopathy is a well-established diagnostic criterion for psoriatic arthritis (PsA), it is frequently overlooked, as many patients are asymptomatic. The possibility of finding a clinical clue predicting enthesopathy would help clinicians establish an early diagnosis of PsA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective single-center study of a total of 90 patients with psoriasis was conducted to assess the presence of entheseal abnormalities as detected by ultrasound, and to determine any correlation with nail involvement...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857821/carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-predictors-of-plaque-occurrence-and-progression-over-24-weeks
#18
Janet E Pope, Tatiana Nevskaya, Lillian Barra, Grace Parraga
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated the prevalence and progression of subclinical carotid artery atherosclerosis in active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Carotid arteries of RA patients were scanned using 3D ultrasound at baseline and 24 weeks for total plaque area, vessel wall volume, and intima-media thickness (IMT), as well as arterial stiffness measured using pulse wave velocity. Variables related to inflammation, lipids and cardiovascular (CV) risk were assessed for associations with plaque progression...
2016: Open Rheumatology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855453/-no-benefit-from-an-ultrasound-tight-control-strategy-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Sarah Ohrndorf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852376/-rheumatoid-arthritis-involving-tibialis-posterior-tendon-study-on-the-early-diagnostic-value-of-power-doppler-ultrasonography-and-comparison-with-surgery
#20
J Y Mao, X H Zhao, H Dai, X J Gao, L L Lu
Objective: To explore the value of power Doppler ultrasonography (PDUS) in the early diagnosis of tibialis posterior tendon injury induced by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Method: From January 2014 to December 2015, a total of 48 cases (60 feet) of RA tendinopathy group were selected as the research subjects from Guanghua Hospital; 12 cases(20 feet) of non-RA tendinopathy group and 10 cases (20 feet) of healthy volunteers were selected as control group.The blood flow signals of pannus were observed by PDUS to determine whether the tendon was injured or the degree of the injury...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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