The 2 commonly utilized laboratory biomarkers, lysozyme and angiotensin-converting enzyme, lack sufficient sensitivity and specificity.
The use of color duplex sonography for the diagnosis of patients with suspected giant cell arteritis is associated with high specificity and positive predictive value.
The utility of PET and CT imaging to complement temporal artery biopsy in patients with newly diagnosed giant cell arteritis who are receiving glucocorticoid therapy remains equivocal.
The presence of the certain autoantibodies accurately predicts a person's risk for progression from clinically suspect arthralgia to rheumatoid arthritis.
Predictors of subclinical accelerated atherosclerosis were examined in a recent study of patients with spondyloarthritis without overt cardiovascular disease.
Overall improvements in rates of minimal disease activity are achieved in patients with PsA when they are treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor agents
The diagnosis and management of shrinking lung syndrome, a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus, is discussed in a comprehensive review.
The association between sonographic enthesitis and severity of radiographic features of peripheral and axial joint damage in psoriatic arthritis was examined in a cross-sectional study.
The ability of Power Doppler Ultrasound to predict short-term psoriatic arthritis disease flare was investigated in a new study.
Errors in X-Ray imaging can be reduced by having patients be involved.
Osteoarthritis clinical practice recommendations have just been released by EULAR.
One-fifth of patients who sought a second opinion at a single academic medical center received a different diagnosis from their primary care providers.
Study evaluated hand function and potential influence of functional loss on patients' overall physical functions, health-related quality of life, and psychological status in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic sclerosis.
The trabecular bone score may provides an acute, albeit indirect, measurement of bone quality in patients with type 2 diabetes.
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.
Cross-sectional survey study examines patients undergoing spine surgery and their knowledge of radiation exposure.
Standardized ultrasound assessment of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity may aid healthcare practitioners in comprehensive management.
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.
Researchers look for diagnostic alternative to blood samples for diagnosing specific inflammatory arthritis conditions.
American and European experts forge first commonly accepted and validated classification criteria for Sjögren syndrome.
Finland-based Bone Index announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its second-generation Bindex device to aid in diagnosing osteoporosis.
Doppler scoring systems yielded similar results, indicating a human factor in discrepancies.
A damage index to measure morbidity caused by the 4 most common monogenic autoinflammatory diseases has been developed by a consortium working under the auspices of the European Union's ERA-NET PRIOMEDCHILD.
In 4.9% of cases that were ultimately informative with whole-exome sequencing, multiple molecular diagnoses were found.
Trajectory modeling of axial SpA is feasible and suggests up to a third of patents may be under-treated.
The reproducibility of radiographic SIJ classification and potential drivers of disagreement were examined in a SpA inception cohort.
The institution of an algorithmic approach to diagnostic testing for SLE improved access to specialty care in a safety net system providing health care to the underserved.
The use of ultrasound for gout diagnosis was found to have high specificity and modest sensitivity.
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