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Vasculitis

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Support for PET imaging in early giant cell arteritis diagnosis

Imaging with a combined positron emission tomography and computed tomography scanner shows good accuracy for diagnosing giant cell arteritis versus the gold-standard temporal artery biopsy.

25-10-2018 | Giant cell arteritis | ACR/ARHP 2018 | News

Ultrasound shows potential for early diagnosis of large vessel giant cell arteritis

Vascular ultrasound could be a contender as a first-line imaging test for diagnosing large vessel giant cell arteritis, suggests research.

22-10-2018 | Giant cell arteritis | ACR/ARHP 2018 | News

Support for PET imaging in early giant cell arteritis diagnosis

Imaging with a combined positron emission tomography and computed tomography scanner shows good accuracy for diagnosing giant cell arteritis versus the gold-standard temporal artery biopsy.

22-10-2018 | Giant cell arteritis | ACR/ARHP 2018 | Video

Axillary artery ultrasound proposed as first-line imaging test for large vessel giant cell arteritis

Berit Dalsgaard Nielsen discusses Aarhus University study findings showing the potential for ultrasound as a first-line imaging test for diagnosing large vessel inflammation in patients with suspected giant cell arteritis (4:57).

Ultrasound shows potential for early diagnosis of large vessel giant cell arteritis

Vascular ultrasound could be a contender as a first-line imaging test for diagnosing large vessel giant cell arteritis, suggests research.

01-10-2018 | Kawasaki disease | Article

Association of initially normal coronary arteries with normal findings on follow-up echocardiography in patients with Kawasaki disease

de Ferranti SD et al. JAMA Pediatr 2018: e183310. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3310

27-09-2018 | Giant cell arteritis | Article

Full blood count as an ancillary test to support the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis

Oh LJ et al. Intern Med J 2018; 48: 408–413. doi: 10.1111/imj.13713

17-09-2018 | Large-vessel vasculitis | Review | Article

Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitides

Keser G, Aksu K. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4157-3

Unusual case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis

The authors present a rare case of sporadic chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis in which the patient eventually developed cytoplasmic anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated renal vasculitis and hyperparathyroidism [read more].
Snipaitiene A et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 49. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0267-4

27-07-2018 | Bone diseases | Case report | Article

Unusual case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis

The authors present a rare case of sporadic chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis in which the patient eventually developed cytoplasmic anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated renal vasculitis and hyperparathyroidism.

Snipaitiene A et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 49. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0267-4

12-07-2018 | Takayasu arteritis | Case report | Article

Evolution into Takayasu arteritis in a patient presenting with acute pulmonary edema due to severe aortic regurgitation: A case report

The authors report a young female who presented with acute pulmonary edema due to aortic regurgitation without any other clinical features of Takayasu arteritis, subsequently diagnosed as Takayasu arteritis after a long follow up period.

de Silva NL et al. BMC Rheumatol 2018; 2: 20. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0028-5

11-07-2018 | Takayasu arteritis | Article

Extravascular manifestations of Takayasu arteritis: Focusing on the features shared with spondyloarthritis

Kwon OC et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 142. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1643-7

07-07-2018 | Behçet’s disease | Article

Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio and platelet/lymphocyte ratio in Behçet’s disease: Which and when to use?

Hammad M et al. Clin Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4194-z

03-07-2018 | Vasculitis | Article

Oral cyclophosphamide in treatment of patients with refractory idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: A retrospective observational study

Bae S, Charles-Schoeman C. Clin Rheumatol 2018; 37: 2113–2123. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4174-3

02-07-2018 | Vasculitis | Case report | Article

A case report of REM sleep behavior disorder, Behcet’s disease, Sjogren’s syndrome and cognitive dysfunction

The authors report a patient with a history of Behcet’s disease and Sjogren’s syndrome in which rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder was detected by polysomnographic monitoring.

Xiao F et al. BMC Rheumatol 2018; 2: 19. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0022-y

28-06-2018 | Giant cell arteritis | Article

Immuno-monitoring reveals an extended subclinical disease activity in tocilizumab-treated giant cell arteritis

Gloor AD et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018: key158. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key158

30-05-2018 | Vasculitis | Review | Article

CNS vasculitis: An approach to differential diagnosis and management

Byram K, Hajj-Ali RA, Calabrese L. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2018; 20: 37. doi: 10.1007/s11926-018-0747-z

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