A Multicenter Retrospective Analysis Evaluating Performance of Synovial Biopsy Techniques in Patients With Inflammatory Arthritis: Arthroscopic Versus Ultrasound‐Guided Versus Blind Needle Biopsy

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Arthritis & Rheumatology

Fecha de publicación: 06 February 2018

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/art.40433

Autores: Frances Humby MRCP,PhD, Vasco C. Romão MD, Antonio Manzo MD,PhD, Andrew Filer FRCP,PhD, Serena Bugatti MD,PhD, Elsa Vieira‐Sousa MD, Stephen Kelly MRCP,PhD…

Background: Objective to evaluate whether the choice of synovial biopsy technique (arthroscopy, blind needle [BN] biopsy, ultrasound [US]–guided portal and forceps [P&F], or US‐guided needle biopsy [NB]) translates to significant variation in synovial tissue quality and quantity, with the aim of informing recommendations for the choice of synovial sampling technique within clinical trials.

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