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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Asymptomatic Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2008 by University Hospital Tuebingen.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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University Hospital Tuebingen Identifier:
First received: December 1, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2008
History: No changes posted

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) may progress asymptomatically leading to joint destruction despite treatment.

The aim of the observational study is to describe patients with silent arthritis comparing symptoms, clinical findings with results of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Condition Intervention
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Procedure: intra-articular steroid injection

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Diagnostic Value of MRI and Ultrasound in Patients With JIA

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Tuebingen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Definition of patients with silent arthritis. [ Time Frame: every three to six months from recruitment to end of study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of diagnostic value of MRI and ultrasound. [ Time Frame: every three to six months from recruitment to end of study ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: May 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with JIA
Procedure: intra-articular steroid injection
Steroid injection into otherwise noncontrollable arthritis.


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with JIA

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children without symptoms or with only mild joints swelling or with only minimal limited range of motion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with manifest arthritis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00800371

Contact: Nikolay Tzaribachev, MD +49707129 ext 84711

University Children's Hospital Recruiting
Tuebingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 72076
Principal Investigator: Nikolay Tzaribachev, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Tuebingen
Principal Investigator: Nikolay Tzaribachev, MD University Hospital Tuebingen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nikolay Tzaribachev, MD, University Children's Hospital Identifier: NCT00800371     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Silent Arthritis PROSPECT 2008
Study First Received: December 1, 2008
Last Updated: December 1, 2008

Keywords provided by University Hospital Tuebingen:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Juvenile
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017