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The development of a preliminary ultrasonographic scoring system for features of hand osteoarthritis.Keen, H I; Lavie, F; Wakefield, R J; D'Agostino, M-A; Hammer, H Berner; Hensor, E; Pendleton, A; Kane, D; Guerini, H; Schueller-Weidekamm, C; et al. (Annals of the rheumatic diseases, 2008-05)Painful osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand is common and a validated ultrasound (US) scoring system would be valuable for epidemiological and therapeutic outcome studies. US is increasingly used to assess peripheral joints, though most of the US focus in rheumatic diseases has been on rheumatoid arthritis. We aimed to develop a preliminary US hand OA scoring system, initially focusing on relevant pathological features with potentially high reliability.
Validity of ultrasonography and measures of adult shoulder function and reliability of ultrasonography in detecting shoulder synovitis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis using magnetic resonance imaging as a gold standard.Bruyn, G A W; Pineda, C; Hernandez-Diaz, C; Ventura-Rios, L; Moya, C; Garrido, J; Groen, H; Pena, A; Espinosa, R; Möller, I; et al. (Arthritis care & research, 2010-08)To assess the intra- and interobserver reproducibility of musculoskeletal ultrasonography (US) in detecting inflammatory shoulder changes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and to determine the agreement between US and the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) and the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a gold standard.