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BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a common dermatological disease with erythematous plaques where articular and extra articular findings (tenosynovitis and enthesitis) may well accompany. The aim of this current study was to evaluate the Achilles' tendon of psoriasis patients with ultrasonography. METHODS The study comprised 30 psoriasis patients and 20 healthy(More)
OBJECTIVES To clarify whether sonography or electrophysiologic testing is a better predictor of symptom severity and functional status in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and to assess the diagnostic value of sonography in patients with idiopathic CTS. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING University hospital physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic. (More)
Until recently, gluteus medius tendon tears have been the sort of hip pathology that is relatively unknown in the realm of rheumatology. Their diagnosis can pose a serious challenge to physicians, despite diligence. In this report we summarize two relevant cases and put forward some hints for their evaluation. Magnetic resonance imaging is quite beneficial(More)
AIM To explore the relationship among clinical, radiological and ultrasonographical findings in knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHOD Sixty-one patients (122 knees) with knee OA were enrolled. Patients' knees were classified into two groups according to symptom severity. Group I consisted of 61 more symptomatic knees and Group II comprised 61 less symptomatic(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the sciatic nerves of patients with unilateral sciatica by using an ultrasound, and to determine whether ultrasonographic findings were related to clinical and electrophysiologic parameters. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Physical medicine and rehabilitation departments of a university hospital and a rehabilitation(More)