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Clinical and Radiographic Correlation of Ultrasound MASEI Index in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2012 by University of Sao Paulo.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Suellen Narimatsu, University of Sao Paulo Identifier:
First received: March 28, 2012
Last updated: April 25, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
  • Evaluate the correlation of ultrasound MASEI index with clinical, functional, radiographic and laboratorial variables in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Evaluate correlation between articular (shoulders, hips, knees and ankles) ultrasound (synovitis, erosions, power doppler) with same variables.
  • Evaluate correlation between articular and enthesis ultrasound exam in this study.
  • Compare patients and healthy individuals data, to calculate the ROC curve to estimate predictor value of disease.

Spondylitis, Ankylosing

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Clinical and Radiographic Correlation of Ultrasound MASEI Index in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Blood sample

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: May 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
ankylosing spondylitis
It will be held ultrasound exam in enthesis and joints in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and healthy subjects
Healthy pelople
It will be held ultrasound exam in enthesis and joints of healthy subjects


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis healthy subjects


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis by the Modified New York Criteria (1984)or ASAS classification (2009)
  • Healthy people with no history of joint pain, inflammatory lumbar pain inflammatory disease,
  • 18 - 65 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Corticosteroid injection in the last 3 months
  • Previous surgery in joint or enthesis of study
  • Peripheric neuropathy
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Peripheric venous insufficiency (with edema or ocre dermatitis)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01567878

Contact: Suellen Narimatsu 55 11 84153927
Contact: Jamil Natour 55 11 55492198

Suellen Narimatsu Recruiting
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 04021-001
Contact: Unifesp    55 11 55764000   
Principal Investigator: Suellen Narimatsu         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo
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Responsible Party: Suellen Narimatsu, Principal Investigator, University of Sao Paulo Identifier: NCT01567878     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1649/09
Study First Received: March 28, 2012
Last Updated: April 25, 2012
Health Authority: Brazil: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo:
MASEI index
clinical and ultrasound correlation
enthesis ultrasound
articular ultrasound
ankylosing spondylitis ultrasound
radiographic and ultrasound correlation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spondylitis, Ankylosing
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Infectious
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Spinal Diseases
Spondylarthropathies processed this record on November 27, 2014