Ultrasound-defined remission for good functional status in rheumatoid arthritis


Ozer P. K. , ŞAHİN Ö. , Ozer Z., Cengiz A. K. , Durmaz Y., KAPTANOĞLU E.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, cilt.146, ss.230-236, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 146
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/ijmr.ijmr_548_15
  • Dergi Adı: INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.230-236

Özet

Background & objectives: It has been shown that joint damage due to subclinical synovitis progresses despite apparent clinical remission in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Hence, finding more objective methods to investigate subclinical synovitis has become a current issue. Ultrasonography (US) has been among the most investigated methods. This study was conducted to detect whether there was subclinical inflammation in RA patients in clinical remission by power Doppler ultrasonography (PDUS) and to evaluate the effects of this inflammation on upper extremity function.