Evaluation of several ultrasonography scoring systems for synovitis and comparison to clinical examination: results from a prospective multicentre study of rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Dougados2010EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of several ultrasonography scoring systems for synovitis and comparison to clinical examination: results from a prospective multicentre study of rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Maxime R Dougados and sandrine Jousse-Joulin and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Mistretta and Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino and Marina Backhaus and Jacques Bentin and G{\'e}rard H Chales and Isabelle Chary-Valckenaere and Philip J. Conaghan and Fabien Etchepare and Philippe Gaudin and Walter Grassi and D{\'e}sir{\'e}e Mfm van der Heijde and J{\'e}r{\'e}mie Sellam and Esperanza Naredo and Marcin Szkudlarek and Richard Wakefield and Alain Saraux},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 5},
  pages={828-33}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate different global ultrasonographic (US) synovitis scoring systems as potential outcome measures of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) according to the Outcome Measures in Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Trials (OMERACT) filter. METHODS To study selected global scoring systems, for the clinical, B mode and power Doppler techniques, the following joints were evaluated: 28 joints (28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28)), 20 joints (metacarpophalangeals (MCPs) + metatarsophalangeals… CONTINUE READING

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