Summary findings of a systematic review of the ultrasound assessment of synovitis

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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    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.
    Udgivelsesdato: 2007-Apr
    TidsskriftJournal of Rheumatology
    Udgave nummer4
    Sider (fra-til)839-47
    Antal sider8
    StatusUdgivet - 2007


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