Emanuela Sabatini

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OBJECTIVE An observational case-control study was designed to analyse the discriminative value of ultrasound (US)-detected joint effusion compared with physical examination in the assessment of sacroiliac joints (SIJ) in patients with spondyloarthropathy (SpA) with or without inflammatory back pain (IBP). METHODS 45 patients with SpA, classified according(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of a new hybrid imaging modality, integrated in the US equipment and derived by a real-time MRI and US fusion process, in the hand and wrist joints of a small group of rheumatic patients. METHODS Consecutive patients with OA and RA with hand and wrist involvement were studied. Clinical assessment, physical examination,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare ultrasonography (US) of salivary glands with contrast sialography and scintigraphy, in order to evaluate the diagnostic value of this method in primary SS (pSS). METHODS The diagnostic value of parotid gland US was studied in 77 patients with pSS (male/female ratio 3/74; mean age 54 yrs) and in 79 with sicca symptoms but without SS.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate by clinical, laboratory, and sonographic assessment the effects of adalimumab therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over 24 months of treatment. METHODS Twenty-five patients with RA were commenced on adalimumab therapy. Before the beginning of the therapy (Time 0) and after 3 (T1), 12 (T2), and 24 (T3) months we(More)
The cyclic adenosine monophosphate (AMP-c) excreted in the urine over a 24 hour period was systematically measured in 40 patients suffering from alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) in varying degrees from slight to delirium tremens. In almost all patients the level of excreted AMP-c was high bul returned to normal when the clinical picture together with(More)
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