Identification of early indicators of diagnosis and prognosis together with tight control of disease activity are the current goals of management of early arthritis. Several studies in the literature to date suggest that musculoskeletal ultrasonography (US) may have a role in this setting. US is a valid and reliable tool for the assessment of inflammatory arthritis - either as an ultra-sensitive measure of inflammation or joint damage. US is also useful in the differential diagnosis of early arthritis, both identifying disease specific findings and integrating clinical findings into structured diagnostic algorithms. Grey scale and power Doppler US are sensitive disease activity and severity markers, identifying subgroups of patients with poorer clinical and radiological outcomes, even once clinical remission has been achieved. The present review provides an update of the available data and discusses research issues of ultrasound imaging in early arthritis.

Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist. XXI. Role of ultrasound imaging in early arthritis

Scirè, C
Primo
;
Montecucco, C
2009

Abstract

Identification of early indicators of diagnosis and prognosis together with tight control of disease activity are the current goals of management of early arthritis. Several studies in the literature to date suggest that musculoskeletal ultrasonography (US) may have a role in this setting. US is a valid and reliable tool for the assessment of inflammatory arthritis - either as an ultra-sensitive measure of inflammation or joint damage. US is also useful in the differential diagnosis of early arthritis, both identifying disease specific findings and integrating clinical findings into structured diagnostic algorithms. Grey scale and power Doppler US are sensitive disease activity and severity markers, identifying subgroups of patients with poorer clinical and radiological outcomes, even once clinical remission has been achieved. The present review provides an update of the available data and discusses research issues of ultrasound imaging in early arthritis.
Scirè, C; Meenagh, G; Filippucci, E; Riente, L; Delle Sedie, A; Salaffi, F; Iagnocco, A; Bombardieri, S; Grassi, W; Valesini, G; Montecucco, C
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11392/2387118
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 0
  • Scopus 12
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 11
social impact