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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

ARTICULAR ULTRASOUND IN ASYMPTOMATIC VOLUNTEERS: IDENTIFICATION OF THE WORST MEASURES OF SYNOVIAL HYPERTROPHY, SYNOVIAL BLOOD FLOW AND JOINT DAMAGE AMONG SMALL-, MEDIUM- AND LARGE-SIZED JOINTS

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Author(s):
Machado, Flavia Soares ; Natour, Jamil ; Takahashi, Rogerio Diniz ; Furtado, Rita N. V.
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY; v. 43, n. 6, p. 1141-1152, JUN 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Articular ultrasound of 6500 joint recesses was performed for the purpose of identifying which joint had the highest measurements among small-sized (SSJ), medium-sized (MSJ) and large-sized (LSJ) joints. Quantitative measurements of synovial hypertrophy (QSR) and semiquantitative measurements of synovial hypertrophy (SSH), power Doppler (SPD) and bone erosion (SBE) (score: 0-3) were made. Higher measurements (p < 0.01) of QSR were obtained in the second metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP), talonavicular joint, and hip. The highest SSH scores (2/3) were obtained in the second MTP, talonavicular joint, hip and knee; the highest SPD scores (1/2/3) in the first MTP, second MTP, dorsal second metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and radiocarpal recesses; and the highest SBE scores (2/3) in the radiocarpal, ulnocarpal and posterior recesses of the glenohumeral joint. In conclusion, higher measurements of synovial hypertrophy were found in the first and second MTPs (SSJ), talonavicular recess (MSJ) and hip (LSJ). Synovial blood flow was frequent in the first MTP and radiocarpal recess. Bone erosion stood out only in the glenohumeral joint. (C) 2017 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine \& Biology. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/54559-3 - Articular sonography: findings in normal subjets compared with rheumatoid arthritis pacients
Grantee:Jamil Natour
Support type: Regular Research Grants