Magnetic Resonance Imaging Follow-up on Temporomandibular Arthritis in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) suffer in up to 87% of the cases of arthritis of the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the only modality for the early diagnosis of TMJ involvement.
Aim of the study is to compare symptoms and clinical findings with MRI and ultrasonography results and to describe the action of the current medication on the arthritis of the TMJs.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Arthritis of the Temporomandibular Joints in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis- Pilot Study on Diagnostic Value of Ultrasonography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Influence of Drug Treatment|
- TMJ arthritis on MRI [ Time Frame: every three to six months from recruitment to end of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- TMJ arthritis on ultrasound [ Time Frame: every three to six months from recruitment to end of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Action of current medication on TMJ arthritis. [ Time Frame: every three to six months from recruitment to end of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|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)|
|Children with JIA||
Procedure: Steroid injection into the TMJs.
In case of otherwise noncontrollable TMJ involvement steroids are injected into arthritic TMJs under MRI guidance.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00801593
|University Children's Hospital|
|Tuebingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 72076|
|Principal Investigator:||Nikolay Tzaribachev, MD||University Hospital Tuebingen|