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EULAR recommendations: Imaging not required for typical presentation of OA

EULAR recommendations: Imaging not required for typical presentation of OA
April 26, 2017

EULAR has published imaging recommendations for the management of patients with osteoarthritis, which stated imaging is not required for typical presentation of the disease, according to a recently published report.

“The extensive literature review and expert opinion should provide a sensible guide to imaging and osteoarthritis,” Philip G. Conaghan, MD, Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Leeds, told Healio Rheumatology. “Imaging may be required where differential diagnosis is unclear and does have a role in guiding difficult joint aspirations or in delivering more difficult joint injections, for example, in the hip.”

In the Journals

Quantitative MRI study finds chondroitin sulfate superior to celecoxib for knee cartilage loss

November 8, 2016
In patients with knee osteoarthritis, quantitative MRI found chondroitin sulfate was superior to celecoxib in the reduction of cartilage volume loss, according to…
In the Journals

More collagen found in heart muscle of patients with rheumatic disease vs controls

October 24, 2016
Compared to patients without rheumatic disease, a higher level of collagen was found in the heart muscle of patients with rheumatic disease, according to a study of 88…
In the Journals

Low MRI signal in knee fat pad may suggest knee cartilage defects

October 20, 2016
A low-intensity MRI signal in the infrapatellar fat pad was associated with an increased risk of knee cartilage defects, according to study findings. “The…
In the Journals

EULAR recommendations: Imaging not required for typical presentation of OA

April 26, 2017
EULAR has published imaging recommendations for the management of patients with osteoarthritis, which stated imaging is not required for typical…

In the Journals

Quantitative MRI study finds chondroitin sulfate superior to celecoxib for knee cartilage loss

November 8, 2016
In patients with knee osteoarthritis, quantitative MRI found chondroitin sulfate was superior to celecoxib in the reduction of cartilage volume loss…

In the Journals

More collagen found in heart muscle of patients with rheumatic disease vs controls

October 24, 2016
Compared to patients without rheumatic disease, a higher level of collagen was found in the heart muscle of patients with rheumatic disease…

In the Journals

Low MRI signal in knee fat pad may suggest knee cartilage defects

October 20, 2016
A low-intensity MRI signal in the infrapatellar fat pad was associated with an increased risk of knee cartilage defects, according to study findings…

Meeting News Coverage

Study: Systemic ultrasound in the management of early rheumatoid arthritis is not justified

June 10, 2016
LONDON — The systemic use of ultrasound in the follow-up of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis is not justified, based on results of the…

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Collaborative Effort: Where We Stand With Imaging Modalities in Rheumatologic Diseases

Healio Rheumatology, April 2016
The rheumatology community has relied on radiographs as the primary imaging modality for several decades and for good reason. It is reliable, easy to…

Meeting News Coverage

Husni discusses the use of MRI, detailed patient history in the identification of SpA

April 4, 2016
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — At the Fourth Annual Basic and Clinical Immunology for the Busy Clinician, M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH, discussed the use of…

In the Journals

Patients with SLE, multiple CT scans may have a higher risk for malignancy

February 29, 2016
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus with chest pain may undergo multiple CT scans for pulmonary embolism, and while multiple scans were…

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Transcranial direct current stimulation may relieve pain for patients with fibromyalgia

February 10, 2016
Although a placebo effect was observed with both sham and experimental treatment, functional connectivity was altered and apparent on MRI in patients…

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Sacroiliitis seen on MRI common among children with SpA

February 4, 2016
The presence of sacroiliitis as evidenced on MRI was common in a study of children with juvenile spondyloarthritis, and HLA-B27-positivity and…

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