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Computer-Assisted Quantification of the Synovial Perfusion in Patients With Arthritis Using Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Power Doppler Ultrasonography

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 May 2009 by Taichung Veterans General Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Taichung Veterans General Hospital Identifier:
First received: May 15, 2009
Last updated: May 18, 2009
Last verified: May 2009
The purpose of this study is to compare the data obtained by computer-aided quantification of the synovial perfusion in patients with arthritis using two-dimensional and three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasonography and the clinical data used to represent the degree of joint inflammation. Intra- and inter-observer reliability of this method will also be determined.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Computer-Assisted Quantification of the Synovial Perfusion in Patients With Arthritis Using Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Power Doppler Ultrasonography

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Further study details as provided by Taichung Veterans General Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
RA patients with at least one active synovitis
Non-RA patients with at least one active synovitis


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Arthritis patients who visited the Rheumatology out patient clinic in Taichung Veterans General Hospital

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with at least one painful swollen peripheral joint observed by a rheumatologist, including:

    • shoulder joints
    • elbow joints
    • wrist joints
    • metacarpophalangeal (MCP) AND
    • proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints of hands, ankle joints, subtalar joints, mid-tarsal joints, MTP and PIP joints of feet

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with active infection
  • patients with concurrent malignant disease
  • patients with a history of traumatic, septic, or cystal arthritis
  • previous joint surgery, or isotopic synovectomy within the past 12 months before the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00903903

Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Taichung, Taiwan, 40705
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taichung Veterans General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: The Institutional Review Board of Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Institutional Review Board Identifier: NCT00903903     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB TCVGH No:C09048 
Study First Received: May 15, 2009
Last Updated: May 18, 2009
Health Authority: Taiwan: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Taichung Veterans General Hospital:
active synovitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on January 14, 2017