Six-joint ultrasound in rheumatoid arthritis: a feasible approach for implementing ultrasound in remission


Aydin S. Z. , Gunal E. K. , Ozata M., Keskin H., Ozturk A. B. , Emery P., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.35, no.5, pp.853-856, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.853-856

Abstract

Objective. Subclinical disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) detected by imaging methods is predictive for flares and damage. Lack of time is the major limitation for not screening for subclinical disease in routine practice. We aimed to determine the most feasible protocol to screen patients with no clinical disease activity by ultrasound (US).