Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease is many times more common than rheumatoid arthritis, but rarely studied and difficult to diagnose. Here an expert rheumatologist offers the basics for management today and prospects for the future.
Positioning of the probe is "three-quarters of the battle" in diagnosing synovitis of the wrist or hand, says Dr. DeMarco in this video. But gel technique and pressure are crucial to gaining accurate clinical information from ultrasound imaging of this condition.
It may only be a matter of time before experts add salivary gland ultrasound score (SGUS) to the diagnostic criteria for Sjögren’s syndrome (SS), as studies continue to produce data showing that the diagnostic performance of classificatio