Study on the evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis via doppler ultrasonography and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody analysis
Study on Rheumatoid Arthritis via Doppler Ultrasonography
Objective: This study aims to discuss the value of ultrasonic analysis and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibody analysis in evaluating the state of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Methods: This study was conducted during March 2016 to December 2016. Total 82 patients with RA who sought treatment in the Affiliated Hospital of Hebei University were included in this study. Data on ultrasonic and anti-CCP antibody, ESR, and RF were collected and compared. The RA patients were divided into two groups of mild disease activity (DAS28 ≤ 3.2) and moderate-severe disease activity (DAS28 > 3.2) to compare the changes in synovial thickness of joints. The changes of joint ultrasonography were also compared between positive and negative anti-CCP antibodies group.
Results: It is found that the number of patients suffering from joint involvement in the negative anti-CCP antibody group was larger than that of the anti-CCP positive antibody group (P <0.05); the thickness of the synovium of joints of patients in the group with moderate-severe disease activity evaluated via ultrasonography was significantly larger than that of the group with mild disease activity (P <0.05).
Conclusion: It is possible to observe the degree of disease activity dynamically by combining ultrasonography with anti-CCP antibody and make a better assessment of patients to facilitate treatment.
How to cite this:
Shang L, Di G, Wei F, Zhang Z. Study on the evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis via doppler ultrasonography and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody analysis. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(3):569-573. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.3.1492
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