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High frequency ultrasound of skin involvement in systemic sclerosis – a follow-up study

Overview of attention for article published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, November 2015
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Title
High frequency ultrasound of skin involvement in systemic sclerosis – a follow-up study
Published in
Arthritis Research & Therapy, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13075-015-0853-5
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Roger Hesselstrand, Johanna Carlestam, Marie Wildt, Gunnel Sandqvist, Kristofer Andréasson

Abstract

High-frequency ultrasound offers a potential for objective and quantitative assessment of skin thickness and skin echogenicity in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Few studies have however assessed the longitudinal changes of skin involvement using ultrasound. The aim of the study was to investigate changes in skin thickness in early SSc using high frequency ultrasound during one year of follow-up in comparison to other measurements of skin fibrosis. This retrospective study comprised 75 consecutive patients with disease duration shorter than 3 years, in whom ultrasound examination of skin thickness was performed at baseline and at the one year follow-up at five predefined sites. Repeated ultrasound examination identified significant changes in a majority of patients. In 21 patients, the total sum of skin thickness (TST) increased, while TST decreased in 37 patients. On a group level there were significant decreases in skin thickness of the chest (p = 0.024) and in the TST (p = 0.011) during the observation time. Both baseline and follow-up TST correlated to serum-COMP (rS: 0.41; p = 0.001; rS: 0.49; p < 0.001), modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS; rS: 0.48; p < 0.001; rS: 0.48; p < 0.001) and hand mobility in scleroderma (HAMIS; rS: 0.30; p = 0.043; rS: 0.64; p < 0.001). Changes in TST correlated with changes in serum-COMP (rS: 0.30; p = 0.034), changes in mRSS (rS: 0.43; p < 0.001) and changes in HAMIS (rS: 0.53; p = 0.001) during follow-up. In early SSc, skin thickness measured by high frequency ultrasound develops in parallel with serum-COMP, mRSS and the HAMIS test. Ultrasound examination of the skin allows for objective assessment of one facet of the complex process of skin fibrosis in early SSc.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 7%
Unknown 13 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 21%
Student > Master 2 14%
Unspecified 2 14%
Researcher 2 14%
Other 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 50%
Unspecified 2 14%
Engineering 2 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 7%
Other 1 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 November 2015.
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#1,088,079
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#42
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