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, vol.146, pp.230-236, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 146
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/ijmr.ijmr_548_15
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.230-236

Abstract

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.