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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510818/ultrasonography-for-diagnosis-monitoring-and-treatment-of-tenosynovitis-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Mads Ammitzbøll Danielsen
Rheumatod arthritis is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease, characterized by inflammation in joints and tendon sheaths, which frequently leads to permanent and serious disability due to joint destruction, but also tendon and ligament ruptures. Clinical management of rheumatoid arthritis has traditionally been supported by biochemical and radiographic findings. However, imaging modalities like ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have improved the possibility for better management of rheumatoid arthritis patients, due to higher sensitivity and specificity for detecting ongoing inflammation, this thesis is focusing on tenosynovitis as recent studies have shown that inflammation in tendon sheaths, i...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25195628/a-case-with-rheumatod-arthritis-and-atraumatic-odontoid-fracture-disappearence-of-bonny-landmarks
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Gulin Findikoglu, Fusun Ardic, Nuray Akkaya, Fusun Sahin, Nuran Sabir, Bayram Cirak
We aim to draw attention to occult, atraumatic fractures of the odontoid process in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to underline difficulties encountered during clinical and radiological diagnosis. A forty-seven years old man with RA for 4 years had occipital pain for 1 year without any history of trauma. Later, he developed weakness in the upper extremities, but he did not realize weakness in the lower extremities due to deformities. Contrast magnetic resonance imaging revealed a linear fracture of odontiod process and myelopathy...
September 8, 2014: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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