mdlinx mdlinx
Latest (384) Full Text Articles (9654) Focus on COPD Article Summary

The Role of Ultrasonography in Early Detection and Monitoring of Shoulder Erosions, and Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients; Comparison with MRI Examination
Academic Radiology,  Clinical Article

Amin MF et al. – Ultrasound (US) is a helpful imaging method and in comparison with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in assessing the shoulder joint and, preferably with MRI, are recommended as additional techniques in the initial diagnostic evaluation when radiography yields negative results.

Methods
  • This prospective study was carried out on 50 patients with known RA and 15 healthy controls.
  • Conventional radiography was standardized and performed in two planes.
  • Ultrasound (US) and MRI was performed to evaluate the presence of synovitis, tenosynovitis, and bursitis as well as erosions on ultrasound and MRI.
  • The results in the study group were compared with those obtained in a control group.

Results
  • In the study group, the most frequent US finding of shoulder joint was Tenosynovitis of the long head of the biceps tendon.
  • Tenosynovitis was observed in the long head of biceps tendon in 20 joints (40%).
  • Erosions of the humeroscapular joint were detected by conventional radiography in 15 (30%), by US in 41 (82%), and by MRI in 46 (92%) of the shoulders examined, no statistically significant difference is noted between US and MRI in overall detection of erosion (P = .333).

Please login or register to follow this author.
Are you sure you want to Unfollow this Author?
► Click here to access PubMed, Publisher and related articles...
<< Previous Article | Next Article >>

    Currently, there are no available articles.

Your Unread Messages in Internal Medicine

See All >> Messages include industry-sponsored communications and special communications from MDLinx

Most Popular Internal Medicine Articles

Last month's top read Top Articles of 2013

Indexed Journals in Internal Medicine: New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Archives of Internal Medicinemore

Other Topics in Internal Medicine

Register now to view all the MDLinx contents (FREE)!

  • Stay current on the latest literature, research and clinical news
  • Get special communications and offers from MDLinx and our sponsors
  • Receive invitations to paid market research
View Samples and Register

Stay current - Media Tool

Newsletter
RSS
Follow
Like

Receive the latest mecial news
updates for free via email

Sign up!

Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest news in your specialty automatically added to your newsreader or your personal My Yahoo!, Google, My MSN or My AOL page. Learn More

Close