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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of small joints of the hands and feetis still "the gold standard" in detecting early inflammatory changes in the patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Radiographic assessment has only limited value in early diagnostic of RA. The limited accessibility of MRI makes both ultrasound (US) and Power Doppler (PD) of small joints(More)
The small joints of the hands and feet play a central role in the diagnosis and classifi cation of arthrop-athy. Ultrasound can be used to assess involvement in areas that are clinically occult. The aim of this article was to review the current status of ultrasound imaging of patients with rheumato-logical disorders of the hands and feet. There is(More)
Diagnostic ultrasound (US) is noninvasive, non-ionisating and cost-effective imaging diagnostic technique. It has emerged as a useful imaging modality for the diagnosis of joint and soft tissue pathology. The shoulder is probably the most frequently analyzed joint. Diagnostic US can be considered as an extension of physical examination and has better(More)
Sažetak Terapijske opcije za liječenje bolesnika s težim formama spondiloartritisa prilično su ograničene. U pregledu su prikazana novija saznanja i lijekovi u liječenju spon-diloartritisa. Danas postoje brojni jasni dokazi da je terapija lijekovima usmjerenim prema tumor-necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alfa) vrlo učinkovita u bolesnika sa SpA, posebice u(More)
Since biologics have been introduced for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis a need for reliable imaging modality to assess treatment efficacy have been opened. In the last years through technological advances diagnostic ultrasound has become highly sensitive and specific method for detection of inflammatory and destructive changes in rheumatoid(More)
The study of 60 outpatients with clinical diagnosis of the osteoarthritis (OA) of the knees is performed. Measured parameters were: general demographic data, clinical data and standard radiographic x-ray of knees in standing position, graduated by Kellgren and Lawrence clasificiation from 0-4. The aim of this study was to establish clinical and radiographic(More)
The aim of study was to establish which level of myopic refractive error influences visual field defects in automated static perimetry, if these defects are typical, and if optimal correction normalized the visual field. The study included 100 patients (200 eyes) divided into three groups according to the severity of the myopic refractive error: group A(More)