Skip ultrasound for treatment decisions in rheumatoid arthritis

In patients with early rheumatoid arthritis, using ultrasound to guide treatment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: Technetium radiotracer tracks rheumatoid arthritis C-11-based PET tracer could benefit arthritis patients Novel PET tracer could help assess arthritis Ultrasound helps fine-tune management of arthritis
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Purpose of review Musculoskeletal ultrasonography (MSUS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) play important roles in diagnosis, monitoring, and prognostication of rheumatoid arthritis. This review highlights recent literature in this field and aims to provide insight into the future use in clinical practice. Recent findings Recent studies concerning the use of MSUS and MRI in clinical practice show how MSUS and MRI can improve diagnosis and monitoring of rheumatoid arthritis and how they can predict both radiographic progression and clinical outcome (e.g., successful tapering of medical treatment). Moreover, novel te...
Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: Edited by Joshua F. Baker Source Type: research
An artificial intelligence (AI) deep-learning algorithm performs comparably...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound can benefit daily rheumatology practice Skip ultrasound for treatment decisions in rheumatoid arthritis AI accurately estimates bone age on 3D hand MRI AI can detect, localize fractures on wrist x-rays Ultrasound imaging gauges muscle tightness after stroke
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AbstractWe assessed cognitive function of female rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and analyze the determinants, with special focus on cerebrovascular morphology. Sixty methotrexate (MTX-) or biologic-treated RA patients and 39 healthy controls were included in a cross-sectional study. Smoking habits, alcohol intake and time spent in education were recorded. Standard measures were performed to assess cognitive function (Montreal Cognitive Assessment, MOCA; Trail Making Test, TMT; Victoria Stroop Test, VST; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, WAIS; Benton Visual Retention test, BVRT), depression (Beck Depression Inventory, ...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Authors: Pérez Silguero D, Pérez Silguero MÁ, Pérez-Silguero Jiménez S, Encinas Pisa P Abstract The cases concern a corneal complication not previously described, to our knowledge, after the application of ultrasound-mediated circular cycloablation, in 2cases of primary open-angle glaucoma in patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. PMID: 32156484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to define the prevalence of CPPD among patients with polymyalgic syndrome with suspected PMR according to recent ACR/EULAR criteria. METHODS: This was an observational study in which we included patients with polymyalgic syndrome (inflammatory pain of shoulders, elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) level, and age>50 years). All patients were tested for RA antibodies and underwent ultrasonography (US) of shoulders [gleno-humeral effusion, biceps tenosynovitis, sub-acromiodeltoid (SAD) bursitis, synovitis and CPPD of the acromio-clavicular (AC) joint and humeral bone erosion]. RESULTS: We incl...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Authors: Minowa K, Ogasawara M, Matsuki-Muramoto Y, Kawamoto T, Yamaji K, Tamura N PMID: 32141426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Ayşe Şeker, Taşkin Erkinüresin, Hakan DemirciIndian Journal of Nephrology 2020 30(2):125-128The association between amyloidosis and collagen vascular diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is well-documented. Amyloid goiter is an extremely rare pathologic condition caused by a massive amyloid infiltration of the thyroid tissue. Our patient had been diagnosed with RA 20 years ago and was on hemodialysis for 7 years. He was assessed for decreased appetite, dysphagia, and nausea during the hemodialysis. On physical examination, the thyroid was diffusely enlarged with multiple nodules. He was biochemic...
Source: Indian Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2020Source: The Egyptian RheumatologistAuthor(s): Medhat A. Farag, Fouad E. El Debaky, Shaymaa M. Abd El-Rahman, Samah M. Abd el-khalek, Rasha M. Fawzy
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionTo distinguish patients with RS3PE syndrome from those with EORA, it is important to evaluate not only intra-articular lesions but also extra-articular lesions by MSUS.Key Points• We retrospectively compared MSUS findings of RS3PE syndrome and EORA in detail.• MSUS revealed extensive intra- and extra-articular inflammation in patients with RS3PE syndrome• Evaluating not only intra-articular lesions but also extra-articular lesions helps distinguish RS3PE syndrome and EORA
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractIntroduction/objectivesTo evaluate the clinical relevance of high-resolution hand and wrist ultrasound (US) findings and their possible associations with anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies in primary Sj ögren’s syndrome (pSS).MethodsNinety-seven consecutive pSS patients (American-European Consensus Group, 2002) without meeting the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria (1987) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA); 20 RA patients (ACR/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) criteria, 2010); and 80 healthy individuals with comparable age, gender, and ethnicity were enrolled in a case-control study. ...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
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