Vascular involvement in patients with giant cell arteritis determined by duplex sonography of 2x11 arterial regions.

@article{Aschwanden2010VascularII,
  title={Vascular involvement in patients with giant cell arteritis determined by duplex sonography of 2x11 arterial regions.},
  author={Markus Aschwanden and Friederike Kesten and Martin Stern and Christoph Thalhammer and Ulrich A. Walker and Ashley Tyndall and Kurt A. Jaeger and Christoph Hess and Thomas Daikeler},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 7},
  pages={1356-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To define the specificity and extent of duplex sonography (DS) findings suggestive of vessel wall inflammation in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA). METHODS Patients admitted between December 2006 and April 2009 to the University Hospital Basel with a suspicion of GCA were eligible for the study. DS of 2x11 arterial regions was performed in all study participants, and American College of Rheumatology criteria were applied to classify patients into GCA or non-GCA groups… CONTINUE READING