Comparison between clinical and ultrasound assessment of the ankle region in juvenile idiopathic #arthritis

To compare frequency of joint and tendon disease on ultrasound (US) and clinical examination (CE), and to investigate agreement between US and CE in ankles with clinically active juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).. ..A total of 163 joints in 89 ankles had active synovitis on US. The tibiotalar joint (TTJ) was the most commonly affected joint on US and on CE. The intertarsal‐joint (ITJ) and the … Continue reading Comparison between clinical and ultrasound assessment of the ankle region in juvenile idiopathic #arthritis

Associations of #sleep duration with patient-reported outcomes and healthcare use in U.S. adults with #asthma

..Asthma was identified by self-report. Habitual hours of sleep duration were categorized as short (≤5), normal (6-8), and long (≥9). Multivariate regression analyses were used to examine the associations between sleep duration and patient-reported outcomes and healthcare use. Results Of the 1389 adults with asthma, 26% reported short sleep duration, 66% reported normal sleep duration, and 8% reported long sleep duration. Those with short sleep … Continue reading Associations of #sleep duration with patient-reported outcomes and healthcare use in U.S. adults with #asthma