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Prevention Clinical References - Scientific Literature

Find the highest quality clinical studies committed to helping healthcare professionals provide better patient care on a daily basis through the Esaote’s high performance imaging systems and advanced technologies.
The collection of the most important scientific literature relevant to a particular question represents the scientific evidence to improve clinical accuracy in managing patients and develop the clinical practice guidelines.
By identifying the most critical challenges facing patient care today, clinicians and imaging professionals can increase confidence and gain new opportunities to learn, judge and experience innovative modalities and procedures in everyday clinical practice.

Early Detection of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • [1] Fernando Alfageme, "Skin ultrasound: when MHz can make a difference" (white paper). REF: 169008800
  • [2] M.A. D’Agostino, J.F. Maillefert, R. Said-Nahal, M. Breban, P. Ravaud, M. Dougados, “Detection of small joint synovitis by ultrasonography: the learning curve of eumatologists”, Ann Rheum Dis 2004;63:1284–1287. doi: 10.1136/ard.2003.012393
  • [3] Schmidt W, “Doppler sonography in rheumatology” Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 827–846, 2004
  • [4] Iagnocco A, Perella C, D'Agostino MA, Sabatini E, Valesini G, Conaghan PG., “Magnetic resonance and ultrasonography real-time fusion imaging of the hand and wrist in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis“, Rheumatology (Oxford). 2011 Aug; 50(8):1409-13

Personalised CVD Risk

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  • [8] Engelen L, Ferreira I, Stehouwer CD, Boutouyrie P, Laurent S; Reference Values for Arterial Measurements Collaboration. Reference intervals for common carotid intima-media thickness measured with echotracking: relation with risk factors. Eur Heart J. 2013; 34:2368-2380 - Pubmed Link
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