alexa Clinical versus Ultrasound Examination to Detect Synovial Effusion of the Wrist in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Clinical versus Ultrasound Examination to Detect Synovial Effusion of the Wrist in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Objectives: The aim of this study is to understand whether or not, and to what extent, clinical examination (CE) of joint involvement in rheumatoid arthritis depends on clinical experience and whether or not, despite clinical experience, ultrasound examination provides more accurate results than CE. Methods: 51 rheumatologists with different professional experience measured in years since MD graduation. All clinicians studied the same patient and they evaluated the wrists and indicated the presence/absence of swelling and its extent (mild, moderate, severe). Three experienced sonographers blinded to clinical findings each performed ultrasound (US) examination of the patient's wrists.

 

Citation: Laura B, Eleonora B, Cinzia C, Sara M, Lul AA, et al. (2015) Clinical versus Ultrasound Examination to Detect Synovial Effusion of the Wrist in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Med Diagn Meth 4:170.

  • Share this page
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • Blogger