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Ultrasound Changes Care of Some Patients with Rheumatic Conditions
The purpose of the study was to quantify the impact that ultrasound of the hands and feet have on rheumatologists’ diagnosis and diagnostic confidence and on patient management.
The study included 62 patients. Results showed that, “approximately 50% of patients had a change in management following ultrasound evaluation,” said Srinivasan Harish, lead author of the study. “Certainty in clinical findings significantly increased following ultrasound, ranging from 24% to 56% for various findings,” he said.