Contemporary imaging of rheumatoid arthritis: Clinical role of ultrasound and MRI
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical RheumatologyAuthor(s): Veena K. Ranganath, Hilde B. Hammer, Fiona M. McQueen
CONCLUSIONS: Overlapping SS is associated with a lower probability of reaching ultrasound remission and no disability in RA patients. HCQ may still be the mainstream of clinical decision making in RA-SS patients. PMID: 33025891 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Our study provides a promising nanoplatform for integrating ultrasound-controlled drug release and NIR fluorescence imaging for RA treatment.
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis Intervention: Diagnostic Test: neuromascular ultrasound Sponsor: Assiut University Not yet recruiting
CONCLUSIONS: Presence of CMV IgG-antibodies in patients with RA is associated with altered T-cell-populations and an increased burden of atherosclerosis. A possible protective effect of antiviral treatment in CMV-positive patients with new-onset RA should be considered. PMID: 32896254 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Subclinical atherosclerosis is more prevalent among RA patients of the GCC than the control participants. PMID: 32893286 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: RANKL levels can predict RA diagnosis over clinical biomarkers alone, both seropositive and particularly in seronegative IA patients. PMID: 32828147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Grosse J, Allado E, Albuisson É, Pierreisnard A, Couderc M, Chary-Valckenaere I, Loeuille D Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between the UltraSound Score for Erosions (USSe) and the Van der Heijde-modified Sharp score for erosions (SHSe). METHODS: 108 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients were included. On radiography: SHSe was evaluated by two or three blinded readers (in case of discordance). On ultrasonography: erosions were scored on six bilateral joints (MCP2,3,5; MTP2,3,5) with a four-point scale to calculate the USSe. RESULTS: The Pearson's correlation was good (r=0.68, p
CONCLUSIONS: Our confidence in the effect estimates is limited. Interventions including a mobile technology component to support healthcare provider to healthcare provider communication and management of care may reduce the time between presentation and management of the health condition when primary care providers or emergency physicians use them to consult with specialists, and may increase the likelihood of receiving a clinical examination among participants with diabetes and those who required an ultrasound. They may decrease the number of people attending primary care who are referred to secondary or tertiary care in ...
ConclusionThe association of anti ‐CCP and RF with joint damage appears to differ in RA. Among patients with at least moderate disease activity (DAS28 ≥ 3.2), anti‐CCP—but not RF—is associated with joint damage, being moderately correlated with ultrasound‐detected bone erosion.
In conclusion, RA patients tend to underestimate their actual CV risk, giving more importance to RA features than to classic CV risk factors. They are not concerned enough about the beneficial effects of physical activity or diet.