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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644744/add-on-iguratimod-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-to-achieve-remission-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-inadequately-responding-to-biological-dmards-a-retrospective-study
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Ayaka Yoshikawa, Shuzo Yoshida, Yuko Kimura, Nao Tokai, Yohei Fujiki, Takuya Kotani, Yoko Matsumura, Tohru Takeuchi, Shigeki Makino
OBJECTIVES: In this study, iguratimod (IGU) was added to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients inadequately responding to 24-week or longer treatment with biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (bDMARDs), its effectiveness was assessed, and factors contributing to remission were evaluated. METHODS: RA patients who fulfilled the following criteria were included: (i) ≥ 24-week of bDMARDs; (ii) 2.6 < disease activity score (DAS) 28-erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) < 5...
June 23, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643658/quality-assessment-of-pelvic-ultrasound-for-uterine-myoma-according-to-the-cngof-guidelines
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D Perrot, H Fernandez, J M Levaillant, P Capmas
INTRODUCTION: French guidelines regarding the minimum criteria for gynaecological ultrasound were given in a recent report in 2016, by the French National College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (CNGOF). An accurate report is essential for the optimal care of women, especially those presenting myomas. The goal of this study was to evaluate the quality of gynaecological ultrasound reports for women with type 0 to 2 uterine myomas, referring to the items contained in the French guidelines...
April 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638684/the-new-acr-eular-criteria-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-can-identify-patients-with-same-disease-activity-but-less-damage-by-ultrasound
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Sibel Zehra Aydın, Concepcion Castillo-Gallego, Jackie Nam, Jane Freeston, Sarah Horton, Richard J Wakefield, Paul Emery
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the ultrasound findings of patients fulfilling the 1987 ACR [OLD-rheumatoid arthritis (RA)] and the new ACR/EULAR (NEW-RA) classification criteria to examine the impact of the new criteria on disease characteristics, particularly disease duration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 2730 hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, and foot joints of 105 consecutive patients with inflammatory arthritis, i.e., 82 patients fulfilling the RA criteria (60 patients, OLD-RA; 22 patients, NEW-RA alone) and 23 patients with undifferentiated arthritis, were scanned using ultrasound...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638676/utilization-of-longitudinal-ultrasound-to-quantify-joint-soft-tissue-changes-in-a-mouse-model-of-posttraumatic-osteoarthritis
#4
Hao Xu, Echoe M Bouta, Ronald W Wood, Edward M Schwarz, Yongjun Wang, Lianping Xing
To assess the utility of longitudinal ultrasound (US) to quantify volumetric changes in joint soft tissues during the progression of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) in mice, and validate the US results with histological findings. A longitudinal cohort of 3-month-old wild-type C57BL/6 male mice received the Hulth-Telhag surgical procedure on right knee to induce PTOA, and sham surgery on their left knee as control. US scans were performed on both knees before, 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks post-surgery. Joint space volume and Power-Doppler (PD) volume were obtained from US images via Amira software...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636252/influence-of-analyzed-lubricant-volumes-on-the-amount-and-characteristics-of-generated-wear-particles-from-three-different-types-of-polyethylene-liner-materials
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Jana Markhoff, Carmen Zietz, Christian Fabry, Gerhard Fulda, Rainer Bader
The articulating components of artificial joints consist mainly of metals, ceramics, or polymers. Resulting abrasive wear particles can promote osteolysis and aseptic loosening of the endo-prosthetic implants. Ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene is the material used most for bearing couples in total hip replacement. In the present study, three types of polyethylene (PE) liners varying in material composition, i.e., (1) conventional PE (C-PE), (2) sequentially cross-linked PE (SX-PE), (3) cross-linked PE blended with vitamin E (EX-PE) articulating with two types of femoral heads were used...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634696/prominent-midfoot-involvement-in-children-with-enthesitis-related-arthritis-category-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Sanat Phatak, Namita Mohindra, Abhishek Zanwar, Amita Aggarwal
Foot involvement is common in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) but is often unrecognized and difficult to treat. This study was done to assess clinical and radiological involvement of the feet and its impact on function in Indian children with enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA). We enrolled consecutive children with ERA with disease duration of less than 5 years. All patients underwent clinical examination of the feet and filled the juvenile arthritis foot index (JAFI) questionnaire. Ultrasound (US) of foot joints and entheses and extremity magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of one foot were done...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630749/imaging-in-peri-prosthetic-assessment-an-orthopaedic-perspective
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Christoph H Lohmann, Sanjiv Rampal, Martin Lohrengel, Gurpal Singh
As imaging techniques are ever-evolving, this article aims to provide a brief overview of the various modalities including their limitations. The ability of imaging for evaluation of implant osseo-integration will be addressed and also the role of imaging in assessing septic and aseptic loosening, with a particular focus on adverse tissue reactions, will be discussed. Specific features when imaging the big joints such as shoulder, hip, knee and ankle joint will also be outlined.Overall, a lack of standardisation and validity was noted and despite the gross variety of imaging modalities, there is no technique covering all aspects required for evaluation of implant fixation and septic and aseptic loosening...
May 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629689/advanced-power-doppler-technique-increases-synovial-vascularity-detection-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Davide Orlandi, Salvatore Gitto, Silvia Perugin Bernardi, Angelo Corazza, Luca De Flaviis, Enzo Silvestri, Marco Amedeo Cimmino, Luca Maria Sconfienza
We compared the diagnostic performance of an advanced power Doppler technique (superb microvascular imaging [SMI]) with that of power Doppler Imaging (PDI) and B-mode ultrasound (US) in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and RA under treatment with rituximab. Thirty patients (21 women aged 45 ± 11 y) affected by RA with remission to moderate disease activity were examined. Both hand joints were evaluated using US, PDI and SMI. Two radiologists reviewed all video clips and evaluated synovial vascularity intensity using a semi-quantitative scoring system...
June 16, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628469/six-joint-ultrasound-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-feasible-approach-for-implementing-ultrasound-in-remission
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Sibel Zehra Aydin, Esen Kasapoglu Gunal, Merve Ozata, Havva Keskin, Ayse Bilge Ozturk, Paul Emery, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino
OBJECTIVES: Subclinical disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) detected by imaging methods is predictive for flares and damage. Lack of time is the major limitation for not screening for subclinical disease in routine practice. We aimed to determine the most feasible protocol to screen patients with no clinical disease activity by ultrasound (US). METHODS: A hundred consecutive RA patients with no clinical activity according to the physician had an US scan for 38 joints...
June 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617716/hybrid-blocks-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-technical-description
#10
David F Johnston, Rakesh V Sondekoppam, Vishal Uppal, James L Howard, Sugantha Ganapathy
This narrative review article aims to examine current evidence of knee innervation in order to develop a technique of targeting pure sensory innervation of the knee joint without compromising motor function. A literature review of knee innervation was performed to gain an anatomic understanding of terminal sensory branches of the relevant target nerves (femoral, obturator, sciatic, and lateral femoral cutaneous). Pure sensory block of the knee joint is challenging due to important contributions from the muscular innervation close to the joint and the variability of nerves afferents contained within and around the adductor canal...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617199/an-optimal-ultrasonographic-diagnostic-test-for-early-gout-a-prospective-controlled-study
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Eleonora Norkuviene, Mykolas Petraitis, Indre Apanaviciene, Dalia Virviciute, Asta Baranauskaite
Objective To identify the optimal sites for classification of early gout by ultrasonography. Methods Sixty patients with monosodium urate crystal-proven gout (25 with early gout [≤2-year symptom duration], 35 with late gout [>2-year symptom duration], and 36 normouricemic healthy controls) from one centre were prospectively evaluated. Standardized blinded ultrasound examination of 36 joints and the triceps and patellar tendons was performed to identify tophi and the double contour (DC) sign. Results Ultrasonographic sensitivity was lower in early than late gout...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602490/ultrasound-findings-on-hands-and-wrists-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-relationship-with-physical-examination
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Carolina Freitas Lins, Daniel Lima de Sá Ribeiro, Willer Gonçalves Dourado Santos, Genevievi Rosa, Viviane Machicado, Ana Luisa Pedreira, Emanuela Pimenta da Fonseca, Anna Paula Mota Duque Sousa, Carla Baleeiro Rodrigues Silva, Marcos Antonio Almeida Matos, Mittermayer Barreto Santiago
Diagnosis of synovitis/tenosynovitis by physical examination can be difficult. Ultrasound (US) can be an effective tool for the evaluation of joint involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study will describe musculoskeletal findings by US in SLE patients and the evaluation of their correlation with physical examination. SLE patients underwent clinical/sonographic evaluation of hand/wrists. In total, 896 joints were evaluated: at least 1 change on physical examination was found in 136 joints and at least 1 US abnormality was found in 65 of 896 joints...
June 8, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599554/regular-chondrocyte-spacing-is-a-potential-cause-for-coherent-ultrasound-backscatter-in-human-articular-cartilage
#13
Daniel Rohrbach, Satu I Inkinen, Jana Zatloukalová, Anke Kadow-Romacker, Antti Joukainen, Markus K Malo, Jonathan Mamou, Juha Töyräs, Kay Raum
The potential of quantitative ultrasound (QUS) to assess the regular cellular spacing in the superficial cartilage zones was investigated experimentally and numerically. Nine osteochondral samples, extracted from two human cadaver knee joints, were measured using a 50-MHz ultrasound scanning device and evaluated using Mankin score. Simulated backscattered power spectra from models with an idealized cell alignment exhibited a pronounced frequency peak. From the peak, cell spacing in the range between 15 and 40 μm between cell layers was detected with an average error of 0...
May 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588657/analysis-of-hydrodilatation-as-part-of-a-combined-service-for-stiff-shoulder
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Rajendranath Sinha, Priyesh Patel, Nicky Rose, John Tuckett, Anurag N Banerjee, John Williams, Stephen Aldridge, Paul Stuart
BACKGROUND: Adhesive capsulitis is a common cause of stiff shoulder and may result in pain and restriction of movement. The study aimed to investigate the role of hydrodilatation of the glenohumeral joint in the management of adhesive capsulitis. METHODS: Patients referred from the shoulder clinic underwent hydrodilatation under ultrasound guidance. Of 209 referred for hydrodilatation, 163 underwent the procedure and attended follow-up physiotherapy. Outcome measures were available for 118 patients (58 men and 60 women)...
July 2017: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587568/ultrasonographic-examination-of-the-ruptured-cord-after-collagenase-treatment-or-needle-fasciotomy-for-dupuytren-s-contracture
#15
J Strömberg, P Vanek, J Fridén, Y Aurell
Local treatment of Dupuytren's contracture, either by collagenase or needle fasciotomy, allows disruption of the pathological cord during forced extension. The purpose of this study was to investigate the cord before and after both treatments by ultrasound. A total of 39 patients with a minimum of 20° contracture in the metacarpophalangeal joint were included and randomized to treatment with either collagenase (20 patients) or needle fasciotomy (19 patients). The distance between the distal and the proximal parts of the ruptured cord was measured by ultrasound and the difference in passive joint movement before and after treatment was measured with a goniomenter...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582272/ultrasound-guided-steroid-injection-of-the-pisotriquetral-joint-a-multidisciplinary-effort
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Steven W Brose, Janel Montfort, Kenneth J Gustafson, Ionica Mittebrun, Samantha Gauriloff, Mary Mosher, Dennis J Bourbeau
From the perspective of a multidisciplinary team, the authors describe the first reported use of ultrasound guidance for steroid injection into the pisotriquetral joint to relieve wrist pain of a person with spinal cord injury undergoing acute inpatient rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal ultrasound guidance was used to improve the accuracy of a corticosteroid injection of the pisotriquetral joint and the basal thumb in a 70-year-old man with paraplegia experiencing multifocal degenerative wrist pain. There was no bleeding or bruising after the injections, and the patient reported complete pain resolution 1 wk after the injections, which continued for over 1 yr...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574216/imaging-of-haemophilic-arthropathy-in-growing-joints-pitfalls-in-ultrasound-and-mri
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REVIEW
M Soliman, P Daruge, S S J Dertkigil, E De Avila Fernandes, J R Negrao, S de Aguiar Vilela Mitraud, E T I Sakuma, A R C Fernandes, N Zhang, A Huo, Y-J Li, F Zhou, B M Rodrigues, A Mohanta, V S Blanchette, A S Doria
The purpose of this review was to summarize the current knowledge on the utilization of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) for assessing arthropathy in children and adolescents with haemophilia and to recognize the limitations of each imaging modality and pitfalls in the diagnosis of soft tissue and osteochondral abnormalities. Awareness of MRI and US limitations and pitfalls in the assessment of joints in persons with haemophilia is essential for accurate diagnosis and optimal management of haemophilic arthropathy...
June 2, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573972/the-effect-of-in-vivo-rotator-cuff-muscle-contraction-on-glenohumeral-joint-translation-an-ultrasonographic-and-electromyographic-study
#18
Sangeeta Rathi, Nicholas F Taylor, Rodney A Green
The proposed stabilizing mechanism of rotator cuff muscles is to limit excessive humeral head translation. However, an accurate measurement of glenohumeral joint translation in vivo has been challenging. We aimed to measure the effect of rotator cuff muscle contraction on glenohumeral joint translation using real time ultrasound (RTUS) and electromyography. Twenty healthy adults with no history of shoulder pathology were recruited. Six intramuscular electrodes were inserted in the rotator cuff muscles (supraspinatus, upper and lower infraspinatus, teres minor, upper and lower subscapularis)...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573823/the-effect-of-smartphone-addiction-on-hand-joints-in-psoriatic-patients-an-ultrasound-based-study
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Matteo Megna, Pietro Gisonni, Maddalena Napolitano, Giuseppina Dell'Aversano Orabona, Cataldo Patruno, Fabio Ayala, Nicola Balato
BACKGROUND: Distal interphalangeal (DIP) arthritis is a frequent form of psoriatic arthritis being often linked to nail psoriasis. Modern society is characterized by over-use of smartphones. Indeed, literature has recently focalized on research into smartphone addiction and health related problems. OBJECTIVES: Since smartphone addiction is able to determine over-use and repeated movements of DIP joints and nails, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of smartphone use on hand joints of young psoriatic patients...
June 2, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566401/hypertrophy-of-the-extra-articular-tendon-of-the-long-head-of-biceps-correlates-with-the-location-and-size-of-a-rotator-cuff-tear
#20
N Takahashi, H Sugaya, K Matsuki, H Miyauchi, M Matsumoto, M Tokai, K Onishi, S Hoshika, Y Ueda
AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess hypertrophy of the extra-articular tendon of the long head of biceps (LHB) in patients with a rotator cuff tear. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study involved 638 shoulders in 334 patients (175 men, 159 women, mean age 62.6 years; 25 to 81) with unilateral symptomatic rotator cuff tears. The cross-sectional area (CSA) of the LHB tendon in the bicipital groove was measured pre-operatively in both shoulders using ultrasound. There were 154 asymptomatic rotator cuff tears in the contralateral shoulder...
June 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
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