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REVIEW
David Kane, Juhani Koski
Aspiration and injection of joints and soft tissues is an indispensable skill used in everyday practice by the clinical rheumatologist. Most rheumatologists recognise that performing these procedures using anatomical landmarks is not always successful, particularly in the case of small or infrequently injected joints, bursae or tendon sheaths. Musculoskeletal ultrasound confirms the local pathological-anatomical diagnosis and is the most applicable and feasible imaging method that can be applied in clinical practice in guiding musculoskeletal interventional procedures...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931964/imaging-in-paediatric-rheumatology-is-it-time-for-imaging
#2
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/27928468/sonoelastography-in-the-musculoskeletal-system-current-role-and-future-directions
#3
REVIEW
Naomi Winn, Radhesh Lalam, Victor Cassar-Pullicino
Ultrasound is an essential modality within musculoskeletal imaging, with the recent addition of elastography. The elastic properties of tissues are different from the acoustic impedance used to create B mode imaging and the flow properties used within Doppler imaging, hence elastography provides a different form of tissue assessment. The current role of ultrasound elastography in the musculoskeletal system will be reviewed, in particular with reference to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue tumours...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914184/the-potential-use-of-ultrasound-magnetic-resonance-imaging-fusion-applications-in-musculoskeletal-intervention
#4
Christopher J Burke, Jenny Bencardino, Ronald Adler
We sought to assess the potential use of an application allowing real-time ultrasound spatial registration with previously acquired magnetic resonance imaging in musculoskeletal procedures. The ultrasound fusion application was used to perform a range of outpatient procedures including piriformis, sacroiliac joint, pudendal and intercostal nerve perineurial injections, hamstring-origin calcific tendonopathy barbotage, and 2 soft tissue biopsies at our institution in 2015. The application was used in a total of 7 procedures in 7 patients, all of which were technically successful...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900348/implementation-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasonography-in-detection-of-early-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#5
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/27896522/tapering-biologics-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-pragmatic-approach-for-clinical-practice
#6
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/27896400/quantitative-assessment-of-the-supraspinatus-tendon-on-mri-using-t2-t2-mapping-and-shear-wave-ultrasound-elastography-a-pilot-study
#7
Konstantin Krepkin, Mary Bruno, José G Raya, Ronald S Adler, Soterios Gyftopoulos
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is an association between T2/T2* mapping and supraspinatus tendon mechanical properties as assessed by shear-wave ultrasound elastography (SWE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This HIPAA-compliant prospective pilot study received approval from our hospital's institutional review board. Eight patients (3 males/5 females; age range 44-72 years) and nine shoulders underwent conventional shoulder MRI, T2/T2* mapping on a 3-T scanner, and SWE...
November 28, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891265/a-unique-case-of-pancreatic-mass-due-to-pancreatic-elastofibromatosis
#8
Abhinav Goyal, Deepanshu Jain, Ishfaq Bhat, Shailender Singh
Elastofibroma is a benign tumor of the musculoskeletal system characterized by the abnormal accumulation of elastinophilic fibers. It has been classically described for subscapular region but has been reported in several musculoskeletal sites over the years and rarely even in the GI tract but never in pancreas. We therefore present the case of a 45-year-old female who presented with intermittent abdominal pain. CT of abdomen revealed 1.4 cm pancreatic neck lesion without peripancreatic lymphadenopathy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided FNA was nondiagnostic...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888788/alternate-hot-and-cold-application-in-the-management-of-heel-pain-a-pilot-study
#9
Dhananjay Arankalle, Jon Wardle, Pradeep M K Nair
BACKGROUND: Despite a long-standing tradition of naturopathic physical therapy and hydrotherapy use in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, neither naturopathy, nor specific aspects of hydrotherapy have been tested for efficacy in the treatment of heel pain. METHODS: Patients (n=20) were assigned to standard naturopathic physiotherapy care (NPC) with two adjuvant therapy groups: a control group (therapeutic ultrasound, n=10), or alternating compresses (n=10)...
September 19, 2016: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885882/state-of-the-art-of-ultrasound-in-the-assessment-of-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
#10
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/27867432/arthritis-of-the-knee-joint-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-evaluation-of-treatment-response-by-ultrasound-in-daily-clinical-practice
#11
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/27851825/severity-and-diurnal-improvement-of-morning-stiffness-independently-associate-with-tenosynovitis-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#12
Yoshihisa Kobayashi, Kei Ikeda, Takayuki Nakamura, Mieko Yamagata, Takuya Nakazawa, Shigeru Tanaka, Shunsuke Furuta, Takeshi Umibe, Hiroshi Nakajima
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although morning stiffness has long been recognized as a characteristic feature of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it is no more included in the 2010 ACR/EULAR Classification Criteria or in the current major instruments for evaluating disease activity of RA. In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to determine the independent value and the optimal measurement of morning stiffness by clarifying the associations between morning stiffness and synovial inflammation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 76 consecutive RA patients who underwent musculoskeletal ultrasound examination and agreed to participate in the study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842937/effectiveness-of-nerve-gliding-exercises-on-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Ruth Ballestero-Pérez, Gustavo Plaza-Manzano, Alicia Urraca-Gesto, Flor Romo-Romo, María de Los Ángeles Atín-Arratibel, Daniel Pecos-Martín, Tomás Gallego-Izquierdo, Natalia Romero-Franco
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to review the literature regarding the effectiveness of neural gliding exercises for the management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). METHODS: A computer-based search was completed through May 2014 in PubMed, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), Web of Knowledge, Cochrane Plus, and CINAHL. The following key words were included: nerve tissue, gliding, exercises, carpal tunnel syndrome, neural mobilization, and neurodynamic mobilization...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837195/joint-ultrasound-baseline-abnormalities-predict-a-specific-long-term-clinical-outcome-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
#14
P Corzo, T C Salman-Monte, V Torrente-Segarra, L Polino, S Mojal, J Carbonell-Abelló
OBJECTIVE: To describe long-term clinical and serological outcome in all systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) domains in SLE patients with hand arthralgia (HA) and joint ultrasound (JUS) inflammatory abnormalities, and to compare them with asymptomatic SLE patients with normal JUS. METHODS: SLE patients with HA who presented JUS inflammatory abnormalities ('cases') and SLE patients without HA who did not exhibit JUS abnormalities at baseline ('controls') were included...
November 10, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833696/ultrasound-detection-of-patellar-fracture-and-evaluation-of-the-knee-extensor-mechanism-in-the-emergency-department
#15
Kiersten Carter, Arica Nesper, Laleh Gharahbaghian, Phillips Perera
Traumatic injuries to the knee are common in emergency medicine. Bedside ultrasound (US) has benefits in the rapid initial detection of injuries to the patella. In addition, US can also quickly detect injuries to the entire knee extensor mechanism, including the quadriceps tendon and inferior patellar ligament, which may be difficult to diagnose with plain radiographs. While magnetic resonance imaging remains the gold standard for diagnostic evaluation of the knee extensor mechanism, this can be difficult to obtain from the emergency department...
November 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832086/serum-calprotectin-discriminates-subclinical-disease-activity-from-ultrasound-defined-remission-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-clinical-remission
#16
Jana Hurnakova, Hana Hulejova, Jakub Zavada, Martin Komarc, Petra Hanova, Martin Klein, Herman Mann, Olga Sleglova, Marta Olejarova, Sarka Forejtova, Olga Ruzickova, Jiri Vencovsky, Karel Pavelka, Ladislav Senolt
OBJECTIVE: Clinical remission in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be associated with ongoing synovial inflammation that is not always detectable on clinical examination or reflected by laboratory tests but can be visualized by musculoskeletal ultrasound. The goal of our study was to determine the levels of serum calprotectin, a major leukocyte protein, in patients with RA in clinical remission and to investigate the ability of serum calprotectin levels to distinguish patients in ultrasound-defined remission from those with residual ultrasound subclinical inflammation...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821994/a-new-treatment-for-knee-osteoarthritis-clinical-evidence-for-the-efficacy-of-arthrokinex%C3%A2-autologous-conditioned-serum
#17
Angelique Barreto, Timothy R Braun
OBJECTIVE: The desired therapeutic effect of Arthrokinex™ autologous conditioned serum (ACS) is facilitated by the ability of IL-1-Ra to limit the destructive inflammatory intra-articular (IA) actions of IL-1β. Previous studies have proven the capacity of Arthrokinex™ (ACS) to induce the anti-inflammatory cytokine, IL-1-Ra. The primary purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the effect of Arthrokinex™ (ACS) to reduce pain, improve joint function and enhance quality of life in patients with knee osteoarthritis...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814868/the-effectiveness-of-manual-versus-algometer-pressure-release-techniques-for-treating-active-myofascial-trigger-points-of-the-upper-trapezius
#18
Walaa Abu Taleb, Aliaa Rehan Youssef, Amir Saleh
Manual pressure release (MPR) is a popular treatment of trigger points. Yet, treatment response may be influenced by inconsistent application of pressure. Further, it may contribute to increased risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the wrist and hand in therapists. Therefore, this study aimed at introducing a novel method to apply pressure using the algometer and to compare its effectiveness to MPR. Forty-five volunteers with active trigger points of the upper trapezius received algometer pressure release (APR), MPR, or sham ultrasound (US)...
October 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803965/the-role-of-ultrasound-in-diagnosing-rheumatoid-arthritis-what-do-we-know-an-updated-review
#19
REVIEW
Philip Rask Lage-Hansen, Hanne Lindegaard, Stavros Chrysidis, Lene Terslev
To clarify if musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) improves early diagnosis of RA when added to the clinical examination of patients with possible arthritis. We performed a systematic literature review of original studies dealing with the value of MSUS in the early diagnosis of RA. Studies were identified using the databases of PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane library. Only studies in English investigating populations with non-classified arthritis or arthralgia were included. Fifteen original studies investigating the added value of MSUS in diagnosing RA were identified...
November 1, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800090/rheumatoid-shoulder-assessed-by-ultrasonography-prevalence-of-abnormalities-and-associated-factors
#20
Imane Elbinoune, Bouchra Amine, Moudjibou Wabi, Hanan Rkain, Souad Aktaou, Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
INTRODUCTION: The shoulder involvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is common. It can be subclinical and compromise the function of the upper limb. Musculoskeletal ultrasonography can detect subclinical abnormalities in rheumatoid shoulder. Our aim was to assess the prevalence of ultrasound abnormalities in rheumatoid shoulder, and investigate their association with different parameters. METHODS: Cross-sectional study including 37 patients with RA, meeting the ACR/EULAR 2010 classification criteria, who were enrolled during a month...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
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