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Summary findings of a systematic review of the ultrasound assessment of synovitis.
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PMID:  17407235     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report presents the results of a recent systematic review performed by the OMERACT Ultrasound Group on the metric properties of ultrasound for the detection of synovitis in inflammatory arthritis. Reviews were conducted for the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, ankle, and foot; most reports were related to the hand and knee, and the most common disease process was rheumatoid arthritis. The review highlights the current gaps in the literature, including a lack of reliability data with respect to intra-occasion and intra- and inter-reader reliability. Current work by our group is addressing these issues.
Fredrick Joshua; Marissa Lassere; George A Bruyn; Marcin Szkudlarek; Esperanza Naredo; Wolfgang A Schmidt; Peter Balint; Emilio Filippucci; Marina Backhaus; Annamaria Iagnocco; Alexander K Scheel; David Kane; Walter Grassi; Philip G Conaghan; Richard J Wakefield; Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-04     Completed Date:  2007-06-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  839-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, St. George Hospital, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / ultrasonography*
Lower Extremity / ultrasonography
Observer Variation
Sensitivity and Specificity
Synovitis / ultrasonography*
Upper Extremity / ultrasonography

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