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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919914/agreement-of-clinical-examination-and-ultrasound-methods-for-detection-of-joints-involvements-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Hadi Karimzadeh, Ramin Rafiei, Zahra Sayedbonakdar, Mehdi Karami
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by synovial tissue inflammation and destruction of articular components which if not controlled properly, can cause disability in patients. For this reason, evaluation of disease activity and its control is very important. In recent years using sonography is promising for the evaluation of disease activity. This study aimed to compare "clinical examination" and "ultrasonography" methods in the detection of disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900518/nail-unit-ultrasound-a-complete-guide-of-the-nail-diseases
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REVIEW
Felipe Aluja Jaramillo, Diana Carolina Quiasúa Mejía, Hector Mauricio Martínez Ordúz, Cesar González Ardila
INTRODUCTION: The nails have a functional and esthetic importance for patients. Almost always, the nail disorders are diagnosed on the basis of clinical findings, but imaging methods may be required for a better assessment. These imaging methods, such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance, may help to establish an accurate diagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging is not widely available and sometimes may be very expensive; that is why, ultrasound is an excellent imaging modality. Our objective is to expose the nail unit anatomy, the nail unit anatomy in ultrasound, and some of the frequent pathologies found in our daily practice...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894946/an-international-survey-on-non-invasive-techniques-to-assess-the-microcirculation-in-patients-with-raynaud-s-phenomenon-sunshine-survey
#3
Francesca Ingegnoli, Nicola Ughi, Graham Dinsdale, Annalisa Orenti, Patrizia Boracchi, Yannick Allanore, Ivan Foeldvari, Alberto Sulli, Maurizio Cutolo, Vanessa Smith, Ariane L Herrick
To canvas opinion concerning the role of non-invasive techniques in the assessment of patients with Raynaud's phenomenon (Rp) in clinical and research settings: four nailfold capillaroscopy methods [videocapillaroscopy (NVC), dermoscopy, stereomicroscopy, digital USB microscopy], four laser Doppler methods (laser Doppler flowmetry, imaging, anemometry/velocimetry, laser speckle contrast analysis), thermographic imaging, and upper limb arterial Doppler ultrasound. Emails with a link to the survey were sent to physicians from the European Scleroderma Trials and Research group (EUSTAR), the EULAR Study Group on Microcirculation in Rheumatic Diseases (SG_MC/RD) and members of the pediatric rheumatology Email board...
September 11, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870177/will-chinese-external-therapy-with-compound-tripterygium-wilfordii-hook-f-gel-safely-control-disease-activity-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-design-of-a-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Quan Jiang, Xiao-Po Tang, Xian-Chun Chen, Hong Xiao, Ping Liu, Juan Jiao
BACKGROUND: Chinese external therapy (CET) is a topical application with mainly Chinese herb medicine therapy with thousands of years of historical implications and is a clinical routine that is commonly used for relieving joint-related symptoms in patients with arthritis in Chinese hospitals. However, there is a paucity of modern medical evidence to support its effectiveness and safety. Thus, we propose to implement a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using, as the experimental intervention, topical application of a hospital-compounded gel preparation of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF)...
September 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814431/calprotectin-as-a-marker-of-inflammation-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
#5
Maria Karolina Jonsson, Nina Paulshus Sundlisæter, Hilde Haugedal Nordal, Hilde Berner Hammer, Anna-Birgitte Aga, Inge Christoffer Olsen, Karl Albert Brokstad, Désirée van der Heijde, Tore K Kvien, Bjørg-Tilde Svanes Fevang, Siri Lillegraven, Espen A Haavardsholm
OBJECTIVES: Calprotectin is an inflammatory marker of interest in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We evaluated whether the level of calprotectin was associated with disease activity, and if it was predictive of treatment response and radiographic progression in patients with early RA. METHODS: Plasma from disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD)-naïve patients with RA fulfilling 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism classification criteria with symptom duration <2 years was analysed for calprotectin at baseline, and after 1, 3 and 12 months...
August 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814430/the-2017-eular-standardised-procedures-for-ultrasound-imaging-in-rheumatology
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Ingrid Möller, Iustina Janta, Marina Backhaus, Sarah Ohrndorf, David A Bong, Carlo Martinoli, Emilio Filippucci, Luca Maria Sconfienza, Lene Terslev, Nemanja Damjanov, Hilde Berner Hammer, Iwona Sudol-Szopinska, Walter Grassi, Peter Balint, George A W Bruyn, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Diana Hollander, Heidi J Siddle, Gabriela Supp, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Annamaria Iagnocco, Juhani Koski, David Kane, Daniela Fodor, Alessandra Bruns, Peter Mandl, Gurjit S Kaeley, Mihaela Micu, Carmen Ho, Violeta Vlad, Mario Chávez-López, Georgios Filippou, Carmen Elena Cerón, Rodina Nestorova, Maritza Quintero, Richard Wakefield, Loreto Carmona, Esperanza Naredo
BACKGROUND: In 2001, the European League Against Rheumatism developed and disseminated the first guidelines for musculoskeletal (MS) ultrasound (US) in rheumatology. Fifteen years later, the dramatic expansion of new data on MSUS in the literature coupled with technological developments in US imaging has necessitated an update of these guidelines. OBJECTIVES: To update the existing MSUS guidelines in rheumatology as well as to extend their scope to other anatomic structures relevant for rheumatology...
August 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777891/musculoskeletal-ultrasound-instruction-in-adult-rheumatology-fellowship-programs
#7
Karina D Torralba, Amy C Cannella, Eugene Y Kissin, Marcy B Bolster, Lorena M Salto, Jay Higgs, Jonathan Samuels, Midori Jane Nishio, Gurjit S Kaeley, Amy Evangelisto, Paul De Marco, Minna J Kohler
OBJECTIVES: Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) in rheumatology in the United States has advanced through promotion of certification, standards of use, and core fellowship curriculum inclusion requiring exposure. In order to inform endeavors for curricular integration, the study objectives are to assess current program needs for curricular incorporation, and teaching methods being employed. METHODS: A needs assessment survey (S1) was sent to 113 rheumatology fellowship program directors...
August 4, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774458/ultrasound-in-arthritis
#8
REVIEW
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Claudia Schueller-Weidekamm, Athena Plagou, James Teh
Ultrasound is currently performed in everyday rheumatologic practice. It is used for early diagnosis, to monitor treatment results, and to diagnose remission. The spectrum of pathologies seen in arthritis with ultrasound includes early inflammatory features and associated complications. This article discusses the spectrum of ultrasound features of arthritides seen in rheumatoid arthritis and other connective tissue diseases in adults, such as Sjögren syndrome, lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis...
September 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758585/from-a-formal-training-program-in-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-msus-to-a-high-reproducibility-for-doppler-ultrasound-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
Orlando Villota, Mario Diaz, Carmen Ceron, Ingrid Moller, Esperanza Naredo, Diego Luis Saaibi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the intra- and inter-observer reliability of ultrasound (US) in scoring B-mode, Doppler synovitis and combined B-mode and Doppler synovitis scores in different peripheral joints of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS: Four rheumatologists with a formal training in musculoskeletal US (MSKUS) particularly focus on definitions and scoring synovitis on B-mode and Doppler mode participated in a patient-based reliability exercise on 16 active RA patients...
July 28, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754802/ultrasonography-of-major-salivary-glands-compared-with-parotid-and-labial-gland-biopsy-and-classification-criteria-in-patients-with-clinically-suspected-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#10
Esther Mossel, Konstantina Delli, Jolien F van Nimwegen, Alja J Stel, Frans G M Kroese, Fred K L Spijkervet, Arjan Vissink, Suzanne Arends, Hendrika Bootsma
OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity of ultrasound of major salivary glands (sUS) compared with parotid and labial gland biopsies, sialometry, anti-SSA/Ro antibody status and classification criteria in patients clinically suspected with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). METHODS: 103 consecutive outpatients with clinically suspected pSS underwent sUS. Parenchymal echogenicity, homogeneity, hypoechogenic areas, hyperechogenic reflections and clearness of salivary gland border were scored according to the Hocevar scoring system...
July 28, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718441/is-intra-articular-steroid-injection-to-the-temporomandibular-joint-for-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-more-effective-and-efficient-when-performed-with-image-guidance
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Cory M Resnick, Pouya M Vakilian, Leonard B Kaban, Zachary S Peacock
PURPOSE: To compare short-term outcomes and procedure times for intra-articular steroid injection (IASI) to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) with and without the use of intraoperative image guidance for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of children with JIA who underwent TMJ IASI at Boston Children's Hospital (Boston, MA). Patients were divided into groups according to IASI technique: 1) "landmark" group if performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon using an anatomic landmark technique with no intraoperative image guidance or 2) "image-guided" group if performed by an interventional radiologist using intraoperative ultrasound and computed tomography...
April 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658131/polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-giant-cell-arteritis-three-challenges-consequences-of-the-vasculitis-process-osteoporosis-and-malignancy-a-prospective-cohort-study-protocol
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Amir Emamifar, Søren Hess, Oke Gerke, Anne Pernille Hermann, Helle Laustrup, Per Syrak Hansen, Peter Thye-Rønn, Niels Marcussen, Frank Svendstrup, Rannveig Gildberg-Mortensen, Jacob Christian Bang, Ziba Ahangarani Farahani, Stavros Chrysidis, Pia Toftegaard, Rikke Asmussen Andreasen, Sebastian le Greves, Hanne Randi Andersen, Rudolf Nezlo Olsen, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen
INTRODUCTION: Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are common inflammatory conditions. The diagnosis of PMR/GCA poses many challenges since there are no specific diagnostic tests. Recent literature emphasizes the ability of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) to assess global disease activity in inflammatory diseases. 18F-FDG PET/CT may lead to the diagnosis at an earlier stage than conventional imaging and may also assess response to therapy...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646319/presence-of-enthesopathy-in-patients-with-primary-sjogren-s-syndrome-ultrasonographic-study-of-a-local-cohort
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Sinem Sag, Mustafa Serdar Sag, Ibrahim Tekeoglu, Ayhan Kamanlı, Kemal Nas
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal findings in Sjögren's syndrome are arthralgia, arthritis, myalgia, myositis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. Enthesis zones are important in the formation of pain in the musculoskeletal system. Musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) may show subclinical enthesitis in the synovial joints and in the axial skeleton before joint swelling in inflammatory diseases characterized by arthritis. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to determine the presence of enthesopathy using the Madrid sonographic enthesitis index (MASEI) in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (PSS)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631607/one-year-in-review-2017-ultrasound-in-crystal-arthritis
#14
REVIEW
Esperanza Naredo, Annamaria Iagnocco
Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) has become a relevant part of rheumatology practice and research. This imaging modality substantially allows us to optimise the management of inflammatory, degenerative and crystal-related musculoskeletal diseases. MSUS is a valuable point-of-care tool to accurately assess intra-articular and periarticular abnormalities involved in rheumatic diseases. Furthermore, MSUS is a bedside aid for guiding accurate and safe musculoskeletal diagnostic aspirations and therapeutic injections...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573661/characterization-of-a-pristane-induced-lupus-associated-model-in-the-non-human-primate-cynomolgus-monkey
#15
Jing Wang, Hui Shen, Yuqiang Zhu, Ying Zhu, Lei Cai, Zhiyao Wang, Qin Shi, Yuhua Qiu
BACKGROUND: Lupus is an autoimmune disease with complex syndrome. Rodent models have limitations for recapitulating the spectrum of the disease. A more powerful translational model is desirable. METHOD: Lupus-associated model in cynomolgus monkeys was induced by two intraperitoneal injections of 2, 6, 10, 14-tetramethylpentadecane (PRISTANE). Lupus-specific biomarkers and manifestations over a 246-day period were observed at multilevel. To visualize and quantify kidney function in real time, contrast-enhanced ultrasound was used...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521047/musculoskeletal-ultrasonography-for-psoriatic-arthritis-and-psoriasis-patients-a-systematic-literature-review
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471034/ultrasonography-detected-subclinical-inflammation-in-patients-with-hand-osteoarthritis-and-established-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-comparison-between-two-different-pathologies-using-the-same-ultrasound-examination-protocol
#17
Sidra Hussain, Priyanka Sivakumaran, Anna Gill, Delfin Dhas, Coziana Ciurtin
OBJECTIVES: A recent review of ultrasound (US) studies in osteoarthritis (OA) showed very limited data about hand OA. Previous US studies in patients with OA described a degree of overlap between the US appearance of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and OA joints. The present study aimed to assess the US features of subclinical inflammation in RA and hand OA, using the same US examination protocol. METHODS: A retrospective, cohort study compared patients with established RA (n = 224) and hand OA (n = 73), with respect to several demographic, clinical, laboratory and US parameters...
May 4, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469936/ultrasound-detectable-grey-scale-synovitis-predicts-future-fulfilment-of-the-2010-acr-eular-ra-classification-criteria-in-patients-with-new-onset-undifferentiated-arthritis
#18
Sarah C Horton, Ai Lyn Tan, Richard J Wakefield, Jane E Freeston, Maya H Buch, Paul Emery
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical outcomes for patients with new-onset undifferentiated arthritis (UA), not fulfilling the 2010 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) rheumatoid arthritis (RA) classification criteria, and the clinical and imaging predictors of disease progression in these patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in treatment-naïve UA patients. Baseline ultrasound involved semiquantitative assessment of grey scale (GS) synovitis and power Doppler activity (PD) at 26 joints...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399893/ultrasound-guided-steroid-tendon-sheath-injections-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-10-year-single-center-retrospective-study
#19
Shannon E Peters, Ronald M Laxer, Bairbre L Connolly, Dimitri A Parra
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to: (a) Identify tendon sheaths most commonly treated with steroid injections in a pediatric patient population with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA); (b) Describe technical aspects of the procedure; (c) Characterize sonographic appearance of tenosynovitis in JIA; (d) Assess agreement between clinical request and sites injected. METHODS: This was a 10 year single-center retrospective study (May 2006-April 2016) of patients with JIA referred by Rheumatology for ultrasound-guided tendon sheath injections...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330716/the-value-of-power-doppler-ultrasound-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-clinical-remission-reclassifying-disease-activity
#20
Facundo Vergara, Santiago Ruta, Javier Rosa, Josefina Marín, Ricardo García-Mónaco, Enrique R Soriano
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to describe the ultrasound (US) findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical remission, and to evaluate the ability of power Doppler (PD) US to reclassify disease activity in these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included consecutive patients with RA according to 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism criteria, who were in clinical remission by the Disease Activity Score (DAS28<2...
March 18, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
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