Ultrasound Imaging Endpoints Fail to Provide Benefit in Patients With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: In EUA, physical and mood disorders are associated with new and old inflammatory serological, clinical and imaging biomarkers. HLA-DRB1*11-positivity may be protective against these disease-related features. PMID: 32242813 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The addition of MUS to clinical evaluation of RA outpatients in remission did not prevent worsening PROs at 6 months. PMID: 32242808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the value of optical spectral transmission (OST) in detecting joint inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to evaluate whether OST correlates with certain patient characteristics. METHODS: OST measurements were performed in the metacarpophalangeal, proximal intraphalangeal and wrist joints of 168 RA patients and 114 controls. OST difference between the two groups was statistically examined and subsequently controlled for the effect of possible confounding factors. Diagnostic OST performance was tested by Receiver Operating Characteristics. Moreover, associat...
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
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
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