Thursday, September 20, 2012
Edema is a symptom that has many possible causes
Flash Pulmonary Edema in Multiple Sclerosis.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Pathophysiology and treatment of edema following femoropopliteal bypass surgery.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema and Augmented Vasoreactivity in Highlanders.
Interactions among Vascular-Tone Modulators Contribute to High Altitude Pulmonary and Augmented Vasoreactivity in Highlanders.
Saturday, September 01, 2012
Several new treatment possibilities of hereditary angio-oedema.
Significant improvement in MRI-proven bone edema is associated with protection from structural damage in very early RA patients managed using the tight control approach.
Kita J, Tamai M, Arima K, Kawashiri SY, Horai Y, Iwamoto N, Okada A, Koga T, Nakashima Y, Suzuki T, Yamasaki S, Nakamura H, Origuchi T, Ida H, Aoyagi K, Uetani M, Eguchi K, Kawakami A.
Unit of Translational Medicine, Department of Immunology and Rheumatology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1-7-1 Sakamoto, Nagasaki, 852-8501, Japan.
To identify the value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-proven bone edema in patients with very early rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
All of the 13 patients included in the study were positive at entry for MRI-proven bone edema of the wrist and finger joints and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies or IgM-rheumatoid factor. A tight control approach was applied for 12 months. Plain MRI and radiographs of both wrist and finger joints were examined every 6 months. MRI was scored by the RA MRI scoring (RAMRIS) technique and plain radiographs were scored using the Genant-modified Sharp score. Variables that were correlated with plain radiographic changes at 12 months were examined.
Simplified disease activity index (SDAI) remission was achieved in 7 patients, and a significant reduction in the RAMRIS bone edema score, which declined to .... see article at link below. Program does not allow complete paragraph to be shown here.
Improvement in bone edema may be associated with protection against structural damage in very early RA patients managed using the tight control methods.