Ultrasonography Helps Differentiate Arthritis Types
TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 -- Ultrasound is effective for differentiating between the major types of arthritis when combined with a physical exam and patient history, according to a review recently published in The Open Medical Imaging Journal. Homagni...
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CONCLUSIONS: Currently, rheumatologists would not accept a domain as more important than others in remission. Our suggestion is, not to generate a universal definition of remission - one that could cover all aspects - but rather to develop definitions of remission for the different settings that could be pondered by the patient's perspective. PMID: 31573477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Condition: Psoriatic Arthritis Intervention: Drug: Apremilast Sponsors: Medical University of Graz; Celgene Corporation; Medical University of Vienna; Medical University Innsbruck Not yet recruiting
Conclusion: Rates of disagreement between clinical and US assessments of disease activity among RA patients are high and remain high during follow-up, even when the US assessors were aware of the clinical examination findings. Both clinical- and ultrasound- related factors were associated with discordances.
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ConclusionWe identified the optimal joint cut-off scores for predicting recurrence and remission in RA patients. Risk-stratification therapy based on the ultrasound scores may improve outcome and quality of life for patients with RA.
A 32-year-old male patient with rheumatoid arthritis affecting multiple joints without rheumatoid factor returns to the office for a follow-up visit with the nurse practitioner (NP). The patient states his overall pain has improved since his previous visit, although he rates the severity of his right shoulder and right wrist pain at a 5 on... [Read More]
AbstractPurposeTo determine if a novel individualized-ultrasound (IUS) method can detect more joints with erosion(s) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients versus existing methods.Materials and methodsThe IUS method selects up to 7 or 14 ultrasonographically most inflamed joints whereas existing methods pre-fix 7 or 14 joints for ultrasonography. Using ultrasonography, the mean total inflammatory score (TIS), mean number of affected joints and mean number of joints with erosion(s) were compared between novel and existing methods among 30 RA patients using the paired Studentt test.ResultsUsing 7-joint approach, comparing IUS...
CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasound shows great promise in the assessment and management of children with rheumatologic disorders. However, standardization and validation of ultrasound in healthy children and in patients with rheumatic diseases are still needed. PMID: 31515696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]