An OMERACT reliability exercise of inflammatory and structural abnormalities in patients with knee osteoarthritis using ultrasound assessment

Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, George A. W. Bruyn, Esperanza Naredo, Nemanja Damjanov, Artur Bachta, Paul Baudoin, Hilde Berner Hammer, Femke B. G. Lamers-Karnebeek, Ingrid Moller Parera, Bethan Richards, Mihaela Taylor, Ami Ben-Artzi, Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino, Jesus Garrido, Annamaria Iagnocco

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Abstract

Objective To assess whether ultrasonography (US) is reliable for the evaluation of inflammatory and structural abnormalities in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Methods Thirteen patients with early knee OA were examined by 11 experienced sonographers during 2 days. Dichotomous and semiquantitative scoring was performed on synovitis characteristics in various aspects of the knee joint. Semiquantitative scoring was done of osteophytes at the medial and lateral femorotibial joint space or cartilage damage of the trochlea and on medial meniscal damage bilaterally. Intra-and interobserver reliability were computed by use of unweighted and weighted ê coefficients. Results Intra-and interobserver reliability scores were moderate to good for synovitis (mean κ 0.67 and 0.52, respectively) as well as moderate to good for the global synovitis (0.70 and 0.50, respectively). Mean intra-and interobserver reliability κ for cartilage damage, medial meniscal damage and osteophytes ranged from fair to good (0.55 and 0.34, 0.75 and 0.56, 0.73 and 0.60, respectively). Conclusions Using a standardised protocol, dichotomous and semiquantitative US scoring of pathological changes in knee OA can be reliable.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)842-846
Numero di pagine5
RivistaANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES
Volume75
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016

Keywords

  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler
  • Ultrasonography
  • Aged
  • Cartilage, Articular
  • Delphi Technique
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Menisci, Tibial
  • Middle Aged
  • Observer Variation
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee
  • Osteophyte
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Synovial Membrane
  • Synovitis

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