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'pre-erosive' radiologic signs of rheumatoid arthritis in soft tissue radiography of the hands

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Abstract

Soft tissue radiography of the hands using the mammographic immersion technique was performed on 119 patients, having definite or classical rheumatoid arthritis, and on 123 controls of matching age, sex, and professional distribution. A total of 7744 finger joints and carpal borders were investigated for joint swelling, periarticular edema, pre-erosive and erosive bone changes, joint space narrowing, and osteoarthritic joint margin spurs. Slight joint swelling and pre-erosive bone changes were found in connection with osteoarthritic joint changes in elderly control patients. Periarticular edema and moderate to massive joint swelling were quite reliable signs for synovitis. The incidence of pre-erosive bone signs was significantly greater in the rheumatoid arthritis group than in the control group, especially in patients less than 60 years old. These signs can be regarded as suggestive of rheumatoid arthritis; probability diagnosis could be performed using these signs and the Bayesian approach.
Authors:
Maekelae, P; Virtama, P [1] 
  1. Turku Univ. (Finland). Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1978
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-10-461383; EDB-80-036890
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Skelet. Radiol.; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 2
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; HANDS; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; RHEUMATIC DISEASES; BONE JOINTS; IMAGES; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; PATIENTS; SPECIFICATIONS; BODY; BODY AREAS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; LIMBS; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; RADIOLOGY; SKELETAL DISEASES; SKELETON; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics
OSTI ID:
5612619
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: SKRAD
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 213-220
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Maekelae, P, and Virtama, P. 'pre-erosive' radiologic signs of rheumatoid arthritis in soft tissue radiography of the hands. Germany: N. p., 1978. Web.
Maekelae, P, & Virtama, P. 'pre-erosive' radiologic signs of rheumatoid arthritis in soft tissue radiography of the hands. Germany.
Maekelae, P, and Virtama, P. 1978. "'pre-erosive' radiologic signs of rheumatoid arthritis in soft tissue radiography of the hands." Germany.
@misc{etde_5612619,
title = {'pre-erosive' radiologic signs of rheumatoid arthritis in soft tissue radiography of the hands}
author = {Maekelae, P, and Virtama, P}
abstractNote = {Soft tissue radiography of the hands using the mammographic immersion technique was performed on 119 patients, having definite or classical rheumatoid arthritis, and on 123 controls of matching age, sex, and professional distribution. A total of 7744 finger joints and carpal borders were investigated for joint swelling, periarticular edema, pre-erosive and erosive bone changes, joint space narrowing, and osteoarthritic joint margin spurs. Slight joint swelling and pre-erosive bone changes were found in connection with osteoarthritic joint changes in elderly control patients. Periarticular edema and moderate to massive joint swelling were quite reliable signs for synovitis. The incidence of pre-erosive bone signs was significantly greater in the rheumatoid arthritis group than in the control group, especially in patients less than 60 years old. These signs can be regarded as suggestive of rheumatoid arthritis; probability diagnosis could be performed using these signs and the Bayesian approach.}
journal = {Skelet. Radiol.; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1978}
month = {Jan}
}