Accuracy of intra-articular injections in peripheral joints performed blindly in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Accuracy of intra-articular injections in peripheral joints performed blindly in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Autor Lopes, R. V. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Furtado, R. N. V. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Parmigiani, L. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rosenfeld, A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Fernandes, A. R. C. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Natour, J. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Objectives. To assess the accuracy of blind IA injections (IAIs) in patients with RA and determine their effectiveness.Methods. A controlled prospective study including 96 RA patients undergoing blind IAIs in peripheral joints was carried out. Clinical evaluation was performed at baseline (T(0)), 1 (T(1)) and 4 (T(4)) weeks after IAI using the following instruments: visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain at rest and movement, VAS for oedema (range 010 cm) and morning stiffness. Following IAI, radiographic exam was performed in all joints for further analysis by two blinded radiologists. the -statistic, chi-square and analysis of variance tests were performed to determine potential differences between time-points of evaluation. Significance level was set as P 0.05.Results. A total of 232 injections were performed. Accuracy observed for the shoulder, elbow, wrist, MCP joints, knee and ankle were 82, 100, 97, 97, 100 and 77, respectively. A statistically significant improvement was observed for all variables at both T(1) and T(4) when compared with T(0).Conclusions. Blind IAI proved safe and accurate when performed by a trained professional. Significant improvement was seen in the VAS for pain at rest and during movement, VAS for oedema and morning stiffness.
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2008-12-01
Publicado em Rheumatology. Oxford: Oxford Univ Press, v. 47, n. 12, p. 1792-1794, 2008.
ISSN 1462-0324 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Oxford Univ Press
Extensão 1792-1794
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/ken355
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000260972100012
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/31053

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