Overweight and obesity affect clinical assessment of synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis: comparison of ultrasonography and clinical exam.

@article{Goossens2018OverweightAO,
  title={Overweight and obesity affect clinical assessment of synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis: comparison of ultrasonography and clinical exam.},
  author={Julia Goossens and Baptiste Coustet and Elisabeth Palazzo and Philippe Dieud{\'e} and S{\'e}bastien Ottaviani},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2018},
  pages={
          
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Body mass index (BMI) might affect rheumatoid arthritis (RA) outcomes. Clinical assessment of swollen joint count (SJC) might also be affected by obesity in terms of obesity-related excess adipose tissue. In this study, we compared ultrasonography (US) and clinical examination in assessing the effect of BMI on RA disease activity assessment. METHODS This was a single-centre study including RA (ACR/EULAR criteria) patients. US assessment was performed by one trained rheumatologist… CONTINUE READING
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