The ability of ultrasound (US) to identify subclinical joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in remission has been already reported. Nonetheless, current studies present a lack of homogeneity in patient's characteristics and number of joints assessed by US. The aim of this study was to identify a reduced set of target joints to be scanned in RA patients in clinical remission in order to detect subclinical synovitis.

Ultrasound detection of subclinical synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis patients in clinical remission: a new reduced-joint assessment in 3 target joints

Navarini, Luca;Afeltra, Antonella;
2018-01-01

Abstract

The ability of ultrasound (US) to identify subclinical joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in remission has been already reported. Nonetheless, current studies present a lack of homogeneity in patient's characteristics and number of joints assessed by US. The aim of this study was to identify a reduced set of target joints to be scanned in RA patients in clinical remission in order to detect subclinical synovitis.
Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Antirheumatic Agents; Arthritis, Rheumatoid; Asymptomatic Diseases; Cross-Sectional Studies; Feasibility Studies; Female; Humans; Hypertrophy; Male; Metacarpophalangeal Joint; Metatarsophalangeal Joint; Middle Aged; Predictive Value of Tests; Remission Induction; Reproducibility of Results; Synovial Membrane; Synovitis; Time Factors; Treatment Outcome; Wrist Joint; Young Adult; Ultrasonography, Doppler
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