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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708705/ultrasound-guidance-does-not-improve-the-results-of-shock-wave-for-plantar-fasciitis-or-calcific-achilles-tendinopathy-a-randomized-control-trial
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Masiiwa M Njawaya, Bassam Moses, David Martens, Jessica J Orchard, Tim Driscoll, John Negrine, John W Orchard
OBJECTIVE: To establish whether the use of ultrasound to direct shock waves to the area of greater calcification in calcaneal enthesopathies was more effective than the common procedure of directing shock waves to the point where the patient has the most tenderness. DESIGN: Two-armed nonblinded randomized control trial with allocation concealment. SETTING: The Sports Clinic at Sydney University. PATIENTS: Participants 18 years or older with symptomatic plantar fasciitis (PF) (with heel spur) or calcific Achilles tendinopathy (CAT)...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696851/us-evaluation-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-and-osteoarticular-infection
#2
Jie C Nguyen, Kenneth S Lee, Mahesh M Thapa, Humberto G Rosas
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and osteoarticular infection can cause nonspecific articular and periarticular complaints in children. Although contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging is the reference standard imaging modality, musculoskeletal ultrasonography (US) is emerging as an important adjunct imaging modality that can provide valuable information relatively quickly without use of radiation or the need for sedation. However, diagnostic accuracy requires a systemic approach, familiarity with various US techniques, and an understanding of maturation-related changes...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648658/ultrasound-entheseal-abnormalities-at-the-distal-interphalangeal-joints-and-clinical-nail-involvement-in-patients-with-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-supporting-the-nail-enthesitis-theory
#3
Maria Laura Acosta-Felquer, Santiago Ruta, Javier Rosa, Josefina Marin, Leandro Ferreyra-Garrot, Maria Laura Galimberti, Ricardo Galimberti, Ricardo Garcia-Monaco, Enrique R Soriano
OBJECTIVE: It has been shown that nail involvement in psoriasis is associated with systemic enthesopathy. Our objective was to evaluate the association of nail involvement and enthesopathy at distal interphalangeal joint (DIP) level in psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients. METHODS: Consecutive patients (54 PsO and 56 PsA) seen at the outpatients clinic in this cross-sectional study were included. All patients underwent both clinical and ultrasound (US) assessment on the same day...
May 11, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647902/ultrasonography-assessment-of-heel-entheses-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis-a-comparative-study-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-conventional-radiography
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Rodrigo Aguila Maldonado, Santiago Ruta, María Laura Valuntas, Mercedes García
The aim of the present study was to determine the agreement between ultrasonography (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and conventional radiography (CR) in the detection of findings indicative of enthesopathy in spondyloarthritis (SpA) patients. A cross-sectional study was performed in 40 SpA patients. Heel entheses (Achilles tendon and plantar fascia) were bilaterally examined by US, MRI, and CR. The three imaging modalities were carried out by three independent operators blinded to the other imaging modality data...
August 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646319/presence-of-enthesopathy-in-patients-with-primary-sjogren-s-syndrome-ultrasonographic-study-of-a-local-cohort
#5
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/28572469/magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-of-the-knee-as-an-outcome-measure-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-an-omeract-reliability-study-on-mri-scales
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Robert Hemke, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Charlotte M Nusman, Marion A J van Rossum, Mario Maas, Andrea S Doria
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing evidence that early therapeutic intervention improves longterm joint outcome in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Given the existence of highly effective treatments, there is an urgent need for reliable and accurate measures of disease activity and joint damage in JIA. Our objective was to assess the reliability of 2 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scoring methods: the Juvenile Arthritis MRI Scoring (JAMRIS) system and the International Prophylaxis Study Group (IPSG) consensus score, for evaluating disease status of the knee in patients with JIA...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502061/validation-of-administrative-case-ascertainment-algorithms-for-chronic-childhood-arthritis-in-manitoba-canada
#7
Natalie Jane Shiff, Kiem Oen, Rasheda Rabbani, Lisa M Lix
We validated case ascertainment algorithms for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in the provincial health administrative databases of Manitoba, Canada. A population-based pediatric rheumatology clinical database from April 1st 1980 to March 31st 2012 was used to test case definitions in individuals diagnosed at ≤15 years of age. The case definitions varied the number of diagnosis codes (1, 2, or 3), time frame (1, 2 or 3 years), time between diagnoses (ever, >1 day, or ≥8 weeks), and physician specialty...
May 13, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387854/the-problem-in-differentiation-between-psoriatic-related-polyenthesitis-and-fibromyalgia
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Antonio Marchesoni, Gabriele De Marco, Mira Merashli, Frank McKenna, Ilaria Tinazzi, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Dennis G McGonagle
The recognition of the primacy of enthesitis in animal models of spondyloarthritis and the prevalence of clinically occult enthesopathy in psoriatic subjects and of persistent joint pain in PsA subjects who have ostensibly good reduction of joint swelling under biological therapy has highlighted the potential impact of polyenthesitis in psoriatic disease. In daily practice, the formal demonstration of enthesitis is challenging for the following reasons: the relatively avascular nature of enthesis, often leading to the absence of overt clinical inflammatory signs; the frequent lack of elevation of inflammatory markers; and finally, the limitations of current imaging techniques to provide supportive evidence for inflammation in these areas...
April 5, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358891/plantar-fascia-enthesopathy-is-highly-prevalent-in-diabetic-patients-without-peripheral-neuropathy-and-correlates-with-retinopathy-and-impaired-kidney-function
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Francesco Ursini, Franco Arturi, Kassandra Nicolosi, Antonio Ammendolia, Salvatore D'Angelo, Emilio Russo, Saverio Naty, Caterina Bruno, Giovambattista De Sarro, Ignazio Olivieri, Rosa Daniela Grembiale
BACKGROUND: Aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of plantar fascia (PF) enthesopathy in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients without distal peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: We recruited 50 T2DM patients without DPN and 50 healthy controls. DPN was excluded using the Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI). All patients underwent a bilateral sonographicevaluation of the enthesealportion of the PF. RESULTS: PF thickness was significantly higher in T2DM patients (p<0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293449/subclinical-enthesopathy-in-patients-with-psoriasis-and-its-association-with-other-disease-parameters-a-power-doppler-ultrasonographic-study
#10
Abdelhafeez Moshrif, Ahmed Mosallam, Essam Elden M Mohamed, Wesam Gouda, Mostafa Doma
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of subclinical enthesopathy in patients with psoriasis using power Doppler ultrasonography (PDUS) and its association with other disease parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 50 patients with psoriasis (31 females) aged 19-70 years underwent a thorough clinical examination that included assessment of body mass index (BMI) and psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) score. Measurements of inflammatory markers, C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), serum uric acid, and plain radiography of the heels, knees, and sacroiliac joints were performed for all patients...
March 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255655/short-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-hyaluronic-acid-injection-for-plantar-fasciopathy
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Tsukasa Kumai, Norihiro Samoto, Atsushi Hasegawa, Hideo Noguchi, Atsushi Shiranita, Masaharu Shiraishi, Satoshi Ikeda, Kazuya Sugimoto, Yasuhito Tanaka, Yoshinori Takakura
PURPOSE: Plantar fasciopathy is the most common cause of plantar heel pain and is considered to be a type of enthesopathy. The short-term efficacy, safety, and dose-response relationship of high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid (HA) was investigated in patients with plantar fasciopathy. METHODS: In this multicenter, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 168 patients with persistent pain from plantar fasciopathy for more than 12 weeks were randomly assigned to receive 2...
March 2, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137404/relevant-aspects-of-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-gout
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Eloy De Avila Fernandes, Samuel Brighenti Bergamaschi, Tatiane Cantarelli Rodrigues, Gustavo Coelho Dias, Ralff Malmann, Germano Martins Ramos, Soraya Silveira Monteiro
Gout is an inflammatory arthritis characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in the synovial membrane, articular cartilage and periarticular tissues leading to inflammation. Men are more commonly affected, mainly after the 5th decade of life. Its incidence has been growing with the population aging. In the majority of the cases, the diagnosis is made by clinical criteria and synovial fluid analysis, in search for monosodium urate crystals. Nonetheless, gout may sometimes have atypical presentations, complicating the diagnosis...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123909/skeletal-pathology-and-variable-anatomy-in-elephant-feet-assessed-using-computed-tomography
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Sophie Regnault, Jonathon J I Dixon, Chris Warren-Smith, John R Hutchinson, Renate Weller
Foot problems are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in elephants, but are underreported due to difficulties in diagnosis, particularly of conditions affecting the bones and internal structures. Here we evaluate post-mortem computer tomographic (CT) scans of 52 feet from 21 elephants (seven African Loxodonta africana and 14 Asian Elephas maximus), describing both pathology and variant anatomy (including the appearance of phalangeal and sesamoid bones) that could be mistaken for disease. We found all the elephants in our study to have pathology of some type in at least one foot...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116876/intratissue-percutaneous-electolysis-epi%C3%A2-combined-with-active-physical-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-adductor-longus-enthesopathy-related-groin-pain-a-randomised-trial
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Carlos Moreno, Gabriele Mattiussi, Francisco Javier Núñez, Giovanni Messina, Enrico Rejc
BACKGROUND: Adductor Longus Enthesopathy-related Groin Pain (ALErGP) is the most common cause of groin pain in soccer players. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic utility of Intratissue Percutaneous Electrolysis (EPI®) technique in combination with an Active Physical Therapy (APT) program to treat ALErGP. METHODS: Twenty-four non-professional male soccer players diagnosed with ALErGP were included in this study and randomly divided into two groups...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026735/-quantitative-analysis-of-power-doppler-images-in-lateral-humeral-enthesopathy
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P Walder, L Paša, L Pavliska
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The evaluation of efficiency of power Doppler sonography in the diagnosis of lateral humeral enthesopathy, role of correct assessment of Doppler sonographic images with the method of quantitative analysis, assessment of statistical differences between a group of patients with lateral humeral enthesopathy and a control group of healthy subjects and assessment of the diagnostic power of this test. In addition, consideration of the relevance of each area of the lateral compartment for assessment and diagnosis making in lateral humeral enthesopathy...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998042/ultrasound-features-of-the-posterior-tibialis-tendon-and-peroneus-brevis-tendon-entheses-a-comparison-study-between-healthy-adults-and-inflammatory-arthritis
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Ian M Ward, Eugene Kissin, Gurjit Kaeley, Joshua N Scott, Michelle Newkirk, Bernard A Hildebrand, Josh Lospinoso, Minna J Kohler, Jay B Higgs
OBJECTIVES: Limited literature exists on the sonographic appearance of the posterior tibialis (PTT) and the peroneus brevis (PBT) tendon entheses. We determined the anatomic features and best imaging techniques of normal PTT and PBT using musculoskeletal ultrasound and compared these findings to subjects with inflammatory arthritis. METHODS: Adult subjects were enrolled as: healthy controls (HC), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and spondyloarthropathy (SpA). Bilateral PTT and PBT entheses were imaged longitudinally, comparing two angles of insonation: perpendicular to the skin surface and 45˚ cephalad...
December 20, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990445/voriconazole-induced-periostitis-enthesopathy-in-solid-organ-transplant-patients-case-reports
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Monica Sircar, Camille Kotton, David Wojciechowski, Kassem Safa, Hannah Gilligan, Eliot Heher, Winfred Williams, Ravi Thadhani, Nina Tolkoff-Rubin
BACKGROUND: Voriconazole is frequently used to treat fungal infections in solid organ transplant patients. Recently, there have been reports suggesting that prolonged voriconazole therapy may lead to periostitis. AIM: Here we present two cases of voriconazole-induced periostitis in solid organ transplant patients. CASE PRESENTATION: Voriconazole was given to two transplant patients-one with a liver transplant and the second with a heart transplant, to treat their fungal infections...
November 2016: Journal of biosciences and medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966293/beh%C3%A3-et-syndrome-the-vascular-cluster
#18
Hasan Yazıcı, Emire Seyahi
Although skin-mucosa lesions are common in almost all patients with Behçet syndrome (BS), clinical properties may differ from one patient to another. Within BS, there are subsets with different organ involvement and hence probably different pathological pathways. These subsets can be described as a) solo skin-mucosa disease with no major organ involvement, b) eye disease, c) seronegative spondyloarthropathy-like disease (arthritis, enthesopathy, and folliculitis), d) Crohn-like disease, and finally the topic of this chapter: e) vascular disease...
November 17, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932277/detection-of-subclinical-ultrasound-enthesopathy-and-nail-disease-in-patients-at-risk-of-psoriatic-arthritis
#19
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/27919196/the-prevalence-of-spondyloarthropathy-in-fibromyalgia-patients
#20
Derya Kaşkari, Ahmet Eftal Yücel, Muhteşem Ağildere
OBJECTIVE: To document the prevalence of Spondyloarthropathy (SpA) with an evaluation of patients previously diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). METHODS: The patients diagnosed with FMS before telephoned and asked three questions to determine for inflammatory back pain. American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Fibromyalgia criteria 1990 and ACR 2010 and for diagnosing patients with SpA; criteria from the European Spondyloarthropathy Study Group (ESSG), and Amor were applied...
December 23, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
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