Current MRI techniques of the hands and fingers provide a valuable tool for assessment and characterization of traumatic injuries to small structures, various arthropathies
, and neoplastic processes.
The keywords "treatment," "management" "guidelines" "recommendations" "colchicine" "nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs" "Anakinra" and "corticosteroids" were successively associated with the terms "deposition" "crystalinduced," "micro-crystalline," "deposition," "arthropathies
," or "arthritis" and with the name of the different deposition disease (e.g., for "calcium pyrophosphate deposition" the key words "chondrocalcinosis," "calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate crystals" and "pseudogout" were also used).
In the present study, we evaluated serum YKL-40 as a possible marker for both peripheral and axial arthropathies
in patients with IBD, and we assessed its biological variation and compared it with that reported for CRP and serum amyloid A (SAA) (18,19).
They are detectable in a wide spectrum of arthropathies
, and indeed in a number of healthy [people]," El-Gabalawy tells Science News.
of IBD were first classified into Types I and II by Orchard and associates, and these classifications are still in use today (Table 3).
The text uses a simple approach to diagnosis focusing on the use of radiographs and the more common arthropathies
and their hallmarks, excluding any deviations.
This relatively new technology also may prove useful in evaluating nodular lesions, diagnosing concurrent gout in patients with other arthropathies
, and identifying urate deposits in body areas that are atypical for gout or challenging to assess.
Ultimately, patients with end-stage renal disease who do not respond to drug therapy may require nocturnal dialysis for the treatment of crystal arthropathies
. Clinicians should not be put off by the complexity of arranging for this treatment if it leads to an improvement in symptoms.
None of the published studies reviewed for the AAP document showed a statistically significant increase in arthropathies
, although there is a trend for mild to moderate events, noted Dr.
Using extensive illustrations and clinical x-ray films, the authors explain the most common spinal disorders, including thoracolumbar trauma, mechanical lower-back pain, prolapsed thoracolumbar intervertebral discs, lumbar spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, infections, tumors, inflammatory arthropathies
, disorders of the sacrum and coccyx, cervical spine and related soft-tissue injuries, cervical radiculopathy, cervical spondylosis and myelopathy, the rheumatoid spine, and pediatric spinal conditions.
The crystal arthropathies
, gout and calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease, are caused by deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) or calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate (CPPD) crystals, respectively.
All quinolones and fluoroquinolones can induce arthropathies
in immature animals when given directly, and there have been case reports of lesions in cartilage in human children who have taken fluoroquinolones.