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The proposed role of ultrasound in the management of giant cell arteritis in routine clinical practice

Abstract:

Objective

To develop and explore a protocol for using colour duplex sonography (CDS) in the routine care of GCA.

Methods

We tested CDS of temporal arteries and axillary arteries (AXs) on consecutive patients with suspected or established GCA, between July 2014 and September 2016.

Results

We assessed 293 patients [age 72 (10), female/male 196/97], of whom 118 had clinically confirmed GCA. Seventy-three percent of patients had already received high-d...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/rheumatology/kex341

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ORCID:
0000-0002-1800-6772
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0000-0002-3989-1192
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Rheumatology Journal website
Volume:
57
Issue:
1
Pages:
112-119
Publication date:
2017-10-16
Acceptance date:
2017-08-09
DOI:
EISSN:
1462-0332
ISSN:
1462-0324
Pubs id:
pubs:737132
URN:
uri:a811fb8a-8d39-4da8-ae49-d6164724e23b
UUID:
uuid:a811fb8a-8d39-4da8-ae49-d6164724e23b
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pubs:737132

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