In patients with knee osteoarthritic pain, extended-release paracetamol may have a greater analgesic effect than placebo.
A new bone assessment evaluates fracture risk in children.
Our results demonstrate that a significant portion of patients classified as in clinical remission by DAS28 present some imaging findings suggesting disease activity in their clinical dominant foot
Ultrasonography detects different ankle pathologies in various inflammatory rheumatic diseases.
Study from The Netherlands randomly assigned 660 high-risk patients undergoing elective procedures involving iodinated contrast material to receive no prophylaxis or intravenous hydration.
Functional MRI imaging in patients with non-neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus found that defects in spatial working memory and cognitive dysfunction were related to damage in specific neural networks.
In 4.9% of cases that were ultimately informative with whole-exome sequencing, multiple molecular diagnoses were found.
Ultrasonography of clinician-specified joints may be used to guide modification of disease-modifying anti rheumatic drug (DMARD) and steroid therapy by further identifying joint inflammation in those patients with low systemic markers of inflammation.
Researchers examined knowledge of medical imaging examination radiation dose levels and potential risk among referring physicians, imaging technologists, and radiologists.
More lumbar surgeries in patients undergoing discography, and more medical visits, work loss, pain
A new study examined the association between varus knee alignment and radiographic progression of knee osteoarthritis.
This study showed that there are detectable differences in cerebral volume in patients with early SLE, and that control of SLE disease activity was associated with an increase of certain cerebral volumes.
Patients with rheumatic diseases face a variety of potential surgical complications as a result of either the disease itself or the medications used to manage it.
In patients with axial spondyloarthritis, deep bone edema detected on magnetic resonance imaging, increased C-reactive protein levels, and graded severity of sacroiliitis on x-ray were each independently associated with decreased bone mineral density.
RA appears to be an independent risk factor for left ventricular systolic dysfunction when stress-corrected mid-wall shortening is used as a surrogate marker for left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
Two simple methods were implemented by researchers to determine if total body radiation exposure can be decreased in patients visiting the emergency department while maintaining satisfactory diagnostic image quality.
Following a systematic evidence review, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) has developed practice guidelines based on the graded strength of current evidence.
Chondrocalcinosis in the knees and distal joints was associated with bone attrition in knee osteoarthritis. Hip chondrocalcinosis was associated with a milder hip osteoarthritis phenotype.
Authors of this study have developed a semiautomated software method to measure erosion volume seen on CT scans of the hand and wrist, in patients with RA.
Patterns of joint involvement in radiographic foot osteoarthritis have indicated a distinction between isolated first MTP joint OA and a more widespread form of OA.
Structural benefits associated with abatacept/methotrexate therapy or abatacept monotherapy are maintained 6 months after discontinuation of medication in patients who have achieved remission or low disease activity as assessed by MRI.
Systematic reviews that showed that contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) risk was lowest in patients receiving iodixanol, or for LOCM is lowest in patients receiving N-acetylcysteine concurrently with statins, but that the choice between the IOCM iodixanol and types of LOCM will not have a clinically important effect on CIN risk.
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