The utility and sensitivity of colour Doppler ultrasound in monitoring changes in giant cell arteritis.

@article{Miguel2012TheUA,
  title={The utility and sensitivity of colour Doppler ultrasound in monitoring changes in giant cell arteritis.},
  author={Eugenio de Miguel and Ana Claudia Weck Roxo and Concepci{\'o}n Fournier-Del Castillo and Diana Peiteado and Alejandro Villalba and Emilio Mart{\'i}n-Mola},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 1 Suppl 70},
  pages={S34-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To explore the sensitivity to change of colour Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) in giant cell arteritis (GCA). METHODS This was a blind, prospective study composed of 30 consecutive patients diagnosed with GCA. In 25 of the cases this was their first episode of GCA, and 13 of the cases were relapses. All participants had presented with at least 1 branch involvement in the basal sonography, and steroid treatment had been initiated. A CDUS was performed every 2 weeks during the first month… CONTINUE READING

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