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Emerging Role of Ultrasonography in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Optimizing Diagnosis, Measuring Disease Activity and Identifying Prognostic Factors.
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PMID:  21645962     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ultrasonography is a sensitive imaging modality that provides valuable information regarding early inflammatory changes that are not detected by clinical examination or X-rays, such as subclinical synovitis and erosions. This information may improve the management of rheumatoid arthritis by providing a more timely and accurate diagnosis, identifying poor prognostic factors, more accurately monitoring response to therapeutic intervention, improving treatment decisions and more accurately assessing remission. Ultrasonography could play a critical role in minimizing disease activity through strict monitoring and aggressive therapeutic adjustment, which has emerged as an approach to improve long-term outcomes for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Authors:
Alvin F Wells; Richard H Haddad
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in medicine & biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-291X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410553     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Med Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center, Oak Creek, WI, USA.
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