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Quantitative power Doppler ultrasonography is a sensitive measure of metacarpophalangeal joint synovial vascularity in rheumatoid arthritis and declines significantly following a 2-week course of oral low-dose corticosteroids.

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the stability over 2 weeks of ultrasonographic assessments of synovial thickness and vascularity in all 10 metacarpophalangeal joints of subjects with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with a range of disease activities as measured by the validated Disease Activity Score-28 joint score (DAS28-ESR). And in subjects with severe disease activity, to compare the sensitivity of these measurements, acute-phase markers, and vascular endothelial growth factor to change in response ...

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10.3899/jrheum.100322

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
The Journal of rheumatology
Volume:
37
Issue:
12
Pages:
2493-2501
Publication date:
2010-12-05
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EISSN:
1499-2752
ISSN:
0315-162X
URN:
uuid:82f4ef45-76b7-447f-8472-0f97be696b53
Source identifiers:
227320
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pubs:227320

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