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The reliability of a novel magnetic resonance imaging-based tool for the evaluation of forefoot bursae in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: the FFB score

The reliability of a novel magnetic resonance imaging-based tool for the evaluation of forefoot bursae in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: the FFB score
The reliability of a novel magnetic resonance imaging-based tool for the evaluation of forefoot bursae in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: the FFB score
Objective. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of an MRI-based score that evaluates forefoot bursae (FFBs) in patients with RA.

Methods. Items for inclusion, grading criteria and MRI sequences were determined iteratively. The score was evaluated in 30 patients with established RA. Reader agreement was evaluated using the percentage of exact/close agreement, Bland–Altman plots, kappa and intraclass correlation coefficient analyses.

Results. The FFB score assesses nine forefoot regions and contains four items: presence, shape, enhancement and magnetic resonance characteristics. The FFB score showed moderate to good intra- and interreader agreement (? range = 0.5–0.9 and 0.47–0.87, respectively).

Conclusion. The FFB score is adequately reliable in the evaluation of bursa-like lesions of the forefoot in patients with RA.
magnetic resonance imaging, rheumatoid arthritis, foot, synovium, radiology, outcome measures, disease activity, inflammation
1462-0324
2014-2017
Cherry, Lindsey
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Cherry, Lindsey, King, L., Thomas, M., Roemer, F., Culliford, D.J., Bowen, C.J., Arden, N.K. and Edwards, C.J. (2014) The reliability of a novel magnetic resonance imaging-based tool for the evaluation of forefoot bursae in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: the FFB score. Rheumatology, 53 (11), 2014-2017. (doi:10.1093/rheumatology/keu232). (PMID:24907157)

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Abstract

Objective. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of an MRI-based score that evaluates forefoot bursae (FFBs) in patients with RA.

Methods. Items for inclusion, grading criteria and MRI sequences were determined iteratively. The score was evaluated in 30 patients with established RA. Reader agreement was evaluated using the percentage of exact/close agreement, Bland–Altman plots, kappa and intraclass correlation coefficient analyses.

Results. The FFB score assesses nine forefoot regions and contains four items: presence, shape, enhancement and magnetic resonance characteristics. The FFB score showed moderate to good intra- and interreader agreement (? range = 0.5–0.9 and 0.47–0.87, respectively).

Conclusion. The FFB score is adequately reliable in the evaluation of bursa-like lesions of the forefoot in patients with RA.

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Accepted/In Press date: 4 April 2014
e-pub ahead of print date: 6 June 2014
Published date: 1 November 2014
Keywords: magnetic resonance imaging, rheumatoid arthritis, foot, synovium, radiology, outcome measures, disease activity, inflammation
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences, Primary Care & Population Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 365901
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/365901
ISSN: 1462-0324
PURE UUID: 2890c8bb-835c-44f0-9640-434aa7e8a7ba
ORCID for Lindsey Cherry: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3165-1004
ORCID for C.J. Bowen: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7252-9515

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Date deposited: 20 Jun 2014 13:04
Last modified: 29 Aug 2019 00:46

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Author: Lindsey Cherry ORCID iD
Author: L. King
Author: M. Thomas
Author: F. Roemer
Author: D.J. Culliford
Author: C.J. Bowen ORCID iD
Author: N.K. Arden
Author: C.J. Edwards

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