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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900348/implementation-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasonography-in-detection-of-early-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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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/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
#2
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/27852376/-rheumatoid-arthritis-involving-tibialis-posterior-tendon-study-on-the-early-diagnostic-value-of-power-doppler-ultrasonography-and-comparison-with-surgery
#3
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]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851825/severity-and-diurnal-improvement-of-morning-stiffness-independently-associate-with-tenosynovitis-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#4
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/27848057/the-additional-benefit-of-ultrasonography-to-2010-acr-eular-classification-criteria-when-diagnosing-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-absence-of-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-antibodies
#5
Lanlan Ji, Xuerong Deng, Yan Geng, Zhibo Song, Zhuoli Zhang
The aim of this study was to assess the benefit of ultrasonography (US) contributing to 2010 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) classification criteria in diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), when anti-citrullinated protein (CCP) antibody and radiographic erosions are absent. Ninety-four patients suffering from arthritis of at least one joint in hands, symptom duration of less than 2 years, normal radiographs at baseline, and negative anti-CCP had 22 joint US assessments and were followed prospectively for at least 12 months...
November 15, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846749/synovitis-of-sternoclavicular-and-peripheral-joints-can-be-detected-by-ultrasound-in-patients-with-sapho-syndrome
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Masataka Umeda, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Ayako Nishino, Tomohiro Koga, Kunihiro Ichinose, Toru Michitsuji, Toshimasa Shimizu, Shoichi Fukui, Yoshikazu Nakashima, Yasuko Hirai, Naoki Iwamoto, Toshiyuki Aramaki, Mami Tamai, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Yukitaka Ueki, Atsushi Kawakami
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of ultrasonographic abnormalities of sternoclavicular joints (SCJ) and peripheral joints (PJ) in patients with synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome. METHODS: Thirteen patients with SAPHO syndrome who fulfilled diagnostic criteria proposed by Kahn for SAPHO syndrome 2003 and 13 healthy individuals age- and sex-matched were enrolled. Synovitis, defined by synovial hypertrophy with power Doppler (PD) signals, of the SCJ and the PJ including wrist, MCP, PIP and the other symptomatic joints were evaluated by ultrasound (US)...
November 16, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830970/assessment-of-both-articular-synovitis-and-tenosynovitis-by-ultrasound-is-useful-for-evaluations-of-hand-dysfunction-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Ayako Nishino, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Shoichi Fukui, Tomohiro Koga, Naoki Iwamoto, Kunihiro Ichinose, Mami Tamai, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Yasuhiro Nagata, Takahiro Maeda, Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Atsushi Kawakami
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the association between hand dysfunction and ultrasound (US)-detected articular synovitis and tenosynovitis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Thirty RA patients were examined. In both hands of all subjects, articular synovitis and tenosynovitis were assessed by US at 22 joints and 12 tendons. Each joint and tendon was scored by gray-scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD) on a scale from 0 to 3. The sums of the GS or PD scores were used as the articular synovitis score and the tenosynovitis score...
November 15, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803342/subclinical-synovitis-assessed-by-ultrasound-predicts-flare-and-progressive-bone-erosion-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-clinical-remission-a-systematic-review-and-metaanalysis
#8
Jingjing Han, Yan Geng, Xuerong Deng, Zhuoli Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Subclinical synovitis can be detected by ultrasound in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are in clinical remission. We aimed to confirm its predictive value for flare and progressive bone erosion. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in Pubmed, Web of Science, Embase, and Cochrane Library on September 7, 2014. Baseline clinical and ultrasonographic characteristics were collected. Methodological quality was assessed. Pooled OR were calculated using Mantel-Haenszel model...
November 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800090/rheumatoid-shoulder-assessed-by-ultrasonography-prevalence-of-abnormalities-and-associated-factors
#9
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777169/ultrasound-and-follow-up-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Marine Forien, Sébastien Ottaviani
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is chronic rheumatic disorder leading to joint inflammation and potential structural damages. This destruction occurs early in the disease outcome leading to the concept of window of opportunity. New diagnosis RA criteria have been proposed to allow an earlier diagnosis and subsequently a better management of the disease. Moreover, tight control of the disease was able to improve the prognosis of RA. For this, rheumatologists need routinely feasible tools and ultrasound (US) appears as the ideal imaging modality...
October 21, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770827/power-doppler-ultrasonographic-assessment-of-the-joint-draining-lymph-node-complex-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-prospective-proof-of-concept-study-on-treatment-with-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitors
#11
Antonio Manzo, Francesca Benaglio, Barbara Vitolo, Chandra Bortolotto, Francesca Zibera, Monica Todoerti, Claudia Alpini, Serena Bugatti, Roberto Caporali, Fabrizio Calliada, Carlomaurizio Montecucco
BACKGROUND: Emerging research on the mechanisms of disease chronicity in experimental arthritis has included a new focus on the draining lymph node (LN). Here, we combined clinical-serological analyses and power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS) imaging to delineate noninvasively the reciprocal relationship in vivo between the joint and the draining LN in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Forty consecutive patients refractory to conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs were examined through parallel PDUS of the hand-wrist joints and axillary LNs and compared with 20 healthy subjects...
October 22, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766696/clinical-ultrasonographic-and-arthroscopic-characteristics-of-hair-shafts-within-synovial-structures-of-seven-horses
#12
Jessica L Partlow, Meghann Lustgarten, W Rich Redding
To the authors' knowledge, the ultrasonographic appearance of hair shafts within a synovial structure of the horse has not been described previously. The purpose of this descriptive study was to illustrate the clinical, ultrasonographic, and arthroscopic characteristics of confirmed hair shafts within synovial structures of seven horses. A review of medical records of the Farm and Equine Veterinary Medical Center at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine identified seven horses with clinical signs suspicious for inflammatory or septic synovitis/tenosynovitis that had hair shafts identified within those structures ultrasonographically...
October 20, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749236/decrease-in-articular-hypoxia-and-synovial-blood-flow-at-early-time-points-following-infliximab-and-etanercept-treatment-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#13
Benjamin A Fisher, Philippe Donatien, Andrew Filer, C Peter Winlove, Iain B McInnes, Christopher D Buckley, Peter C Taylor
OBJECTIVES: An important feature of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is hypoxia-driven synovial angiogenesis, but the relationship between change in vascularity, as measured by power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS), and oxygen tensions is unaddressed. METHODS: Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint PDUS was assessed in 23 patients with RA, alongside arthroscopic synovitis and oxygen tension measurements, at baseline and 4 weeks after anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors. RESULTS: Anti-TNF reduced PDUS scores, which were negatively correlated with rise in oxygen tensions...
September 8, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749227/differing-local-and-systemic-inflammatory-burden-in-polyarticular-psoriatic-arthritis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-on-anti-tnf-treatment-in-clinical-remission
#14
Julio Ramírez, José Iniciarte-Mundo, Andrea Cuervo, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, M Victoria Hernández, Raimón Sanmartí, Juan D Cañete
OBJECTIVES: To analyse clinical, serological and sonographic differences between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and polyarticular psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients on anti-TNF therapy in clinical remission. METHODS: Angiogenic and proinflammatory cytokine serum levels were determined by multiplex ELISA in patients with RA and PsA in clinical remission (DAS28-ESR<2.6), clinically-active RA patients (DAS28>3.2) and healthy controls. Ultrasound (US) scans were made of both wrists and hands...
October 7, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748074/preliminary-definitions-for-the-sonographic-features-of-synovitis-in-children
#15
Johannes Roth, Viviana Ravagnani, Marina Backhaus, Peter Balint, Alessandra Bruns, George A Bruyn, Paz Collado, Lorenia De la Cruz, Severine Guillaume-Czitrom, Troels Herlin, Cristina Hernandez, Annamaria Iagnocco, Sandrine Jousse-Joulin, Stefano Lanni, Vibke Lilleby, Clara Malattia, Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Consuelo Modesto, Ana Narrodi, Juan-Carlos Nieto, Sarah Ohrndorf, Linda Rossi, Anne-Marit Selvaag, Nanno Swen, Tracy Ting, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Patricia Vega-Fernandez, Jelena Vojinovic, Daniel Windschall, Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino, Esperanza Naredo
Objectives Musculoskeletal ultrasonography (US) has the potential to be an important tool in the assessment of disease activity in childhood arthritides. To assess pathology, clear definitions for synovitis need to be developed first. The aim of this study was to develop and validate these definitions through an international consensus process. Methods The decision on which US techniques to use, the components to be included in the definitions as well as the final wording were developed by 31 ultrasound experts in a consensus process...
October 16, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742023/current-perspectives-on-imaging-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-systemic-sclerosis-and-dermatomyositis-polymyositis
#16
Sharon L Kolasinski, Andrew S Chi, Angel J Lopez-Garib
Systemic rheumatic diseases frequently pose diagnostic challenges to the clinician. The precise nature of the disorder can be obscure and different disorders can present with similar symptoms, such as joint pain. Plain radiographs provide an appropriate starting point for detection of joint abnormalities. Musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI offer greater sensitivity in detecting synovitis, tenosynovitis and bony erosions, among other features. However, due to the rarity of these diseases and lack of prospective longitudinal trials, a broader picture of the epidemiology of these findings and their implications for treatment and outcomes remains to be determined...
November 2016: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742022/imaging-for-synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-and-osteitis-sapho-syndrome
#17
Steven Schaub, Hartley M Sirkis, Jonathan Kay
Multifocal osteomyelitis and synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome constitute a spectrum of disease that includes inflammatory bone lesions and dermatologic findings. Radiographic features resemble those of the spondyloarthropathies with anterior chest wall involvement. Early radiographic findings are osteodestructive with lytic lesions. Bone scintigraphy of the sternoclavicular region classically yields a 'bull's head' pattern of radionuclide uptake. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can demonstrate corner lesions of vertebral bodies...
November 2016: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687483/hand-osteoarthritis-current-knowledge-and-new-ideas
#18
I K Haugen
Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent disease that can lead to substantial pain and physical disability. Currently, no disease-modifying drugs exist for the treatment of OA. Most OA research has been conducted on knee OA and we have limited knowledge about disease mechanisms in hand OA. During her research career, Ida K Haugen (IKH) has focused on the epidemiology of hand OA and imaging techniques. She has established a large international network, providing the opportunity to study the epidemiology of hand OA in large international OA cohorts...
August 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679727/imaging-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-part-ii-ultrasonography-and-mri
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Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Elżbieta Grochowska, Piotr Gietka, Mateusz Płaza, Grzegorz Pracoń, Fadhil Saied, Marta Walentowska-Janowicz
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common autoimmune systemic disease of the connective tissue affecting individuals in the developmental age. Radiography, which was described in the first part of this publication, is the standard modality in the assessment of this condition. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging enable early detection of the disease which affects soft tissues, as well as bones. Ultrasound assessment involves: joint cavities, tendon sheaths and bursae for the presence of synovitis, intraand extraarticular fat tissue to visualize signs of inflammation, hyaline cartilage, cartilaginous epiphysis and subchondral bone to detect cysts and erosions, and ligaments, tendons and their entheses for signs of enthesopathies and tendinopathies...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659057/rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-fibromyalgic-clinical-features-have-significantly-less-synovitis-as-defined-by-power-doppler-ultrasound
#20
Aneela N Mian, Khaldoun Chaabo, Julekha Wajed, Sujith Subesinghe, Nicola J Gullick, Bruce Kirkham, Toby Garrood
BACKGROUND: In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) clinical measures of disease activity may not reliably discriminate between patients with active inflammatory disease and those with concomitant fibromyalgia (FM). Recent work has shown RA patients with a 28 tender joint count (TJC) minus swollen joint count (SJC) of 7 or more (joint count criteria) are more likely to meet classification criteria for FM. This study aimed to determine whether RA patients meeting clinical criteria for FM had lower levels of joint inflammation as determined by ultrasound (US)...
September 23, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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