Stefania Gasparini

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc E-learning in ultrasonography: a web-based approach
    Emilio Filippucci
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona 60035, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:962-5. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal ultrasound
    Walter Grassi
    Cattedra di Reumatologia Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 18:813-26. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Summary findings of a systematic review of the ultrasound assessment of synovitis
    Fredrick Joshua
    Department of Rheumatology, St George Hospital, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
    J Rheumatol 34:839-47. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint The OMERACT Ultrasound Group: status of current activities and research directions
    Richard J Wakefield
    Academic Unit of Musculoskeletal Disease, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    J Rheumatol 34:848-51. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Modern imaging techniques: a revolution for rheumatology practice
    Marco A Cimmino
    Clinica Reumatologica, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Genova, Viale Benedetto XV, 6, 16132 Genova, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 22:951-9. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint A brief history of ultrasound in rheumatology: where we were
    Walter Grassi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Scuola di Specializzazione in Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 32:S3-6. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Tips and tricks to recognize microcrystalline arthritis
    Emilio Filippucci
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:vii18-21. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Psoriatic arthritis: need for ultrasound in everyday clinical practice
    Walter Grassi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    J Rheumatol Suppl 89:39-43. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Clinical features of gout
    W Grassi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Reumatismo 63:238-45. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonography and the rheumatologist
    Walter Grassi
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 19:55-60. 2007

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Publications50

  1. pmc E-learning in ultrasonography: a web-based approach
    Emilio Filippucci
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona 60035, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:962-5. 2007
    ..To propose e-learning methods that address the fundamental problems related to sonographic training in rheumatology...
  2. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal ultrasound
    Walter Grassi
    Cattedra di Reumatologia Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 18:813-26. 2004
    ..Sonographic guidance is particularly useful when fluid collections are very small or when the inflammatory process is adjacent to anatomical structures that could be seriously damaged by the injection...
  3. ncbi request reprint Summary findings of a systematic review of the ultrasound assessment of synovitis
    Fredrick Joshua
    Department of Rheumatology, St George Hospital, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
    J Rheumatol 34:839-47. 2007
    ..The review highlights the current gaps in the literature, including a lack of reliability data with respect to intra-occasion and intra- and inter-reader reliability. Current work by our group is addressing these issues...
  4. ncbi request reprint The OMERACT Ultrasound Group: status of current activities and research directions
    Richard J Wakefield
    Academic Unit of Musculoskeletal Disease, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    J Rheumatol 34:848-51. 2007
    ..The reliability of acquiring images was also enhanced using standardized positions. Future studies will assess the value of US in clinical trials...
  5. doi request reprint Modern imaging techniques: a revolution for rheumatology practice
    Marco A Cimmino
    Clinica Reumatologica, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Genova, Viale Benedetto XV, 6, 16132 Genova, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 22:951-9. 2008
    ..In conclusion, new imaging techniques and refinements of the established techniques have opened exciting perspectives in our understanding and treatment of many rheumatic diseases...
  6. ncbi request reprint A brief history of ultrasound in rheumatology: where we were
    Walter Grassi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Scuola di Specializzazione in Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 32:S3-6. 2014
    ..Over the last 10 years, the buzz words in ultrasound research in rheumatology have been standardisation, early diagnosis and therapy monitoring. ..
  7. doi request reprint Tips and tricks to recognize microcrystalline arthritis
    Emilio Filippucci
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:vii18-21. 2012
    ..This review provides an in-depth description of simple technical and methodological issues to guide the rheumatologist in daily clinical practice...
  8. doi request reprint Psoriatic arthritis: need for ultrasound in everyday clinical practice
    Walter Grassi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    J Rheumatol Suppl 89:39-43. 2012
    ..The aim of this report was to analyze the potential role of US in the assessment and management of PsA and to discuss the current evidence supporting its application in daily clinical practice...
  9. doi request reprint Clinical features of gout
    W Grassi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Reumatismo 63:238-45. 2011
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonography and the rheumatologist
    Walter Grassi
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 19:55-60. 2007
    ..Indications, technical aspects and representative examples of the potential of ultrasonography are illustrated. Finally, education and training issues are briefly discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound in rheumatology
    Walter Grassi
    Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 19:467-85. 2005
    ..Many technical aspects may affect the scanning process and a correct interpretation of sonographic images depends on several elements such as a deep knowledge of ultrasonography anatomy and pathology...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Approved indications and other possible utilizations of anti-TNFα biologic drugs]
    W Grassi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italia
    Reumatismo 57:30-3. 2005
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Subclinical entheseal involvement in patients with psoriasis: an ultrasound study
    Marwin Gutierrez
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 40:407-12. 2011
    ..The secondary aim was to determine the interobserver reliability of the Glasgow Ultrasound Enthesitis Scoring System (GUESS) and power Doppler (PD) technique in the assessment of enthesopathy...
  14. ncbi request reprint The comparative responsiveness of the patient self-report questionnaires and composite disease indices for assessing rheumatoid arthritis activity in routine care
    Fausto Salaffi
    Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:912-21. 2012
    ..This paper aims to evaluate the internal and external responsiveness of the patient self-report questionnaires, comparatively to the traditional composite indices to assess the activity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in everyday practice...
  15. pmc Relationship between time-integrated disease activity estimated by DAS28-CRP and radiographic progression of anatomical damage in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis
    Fausto Salaffi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, Ospedale C, Urbani, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035 Jesi Ancona Italy
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:120. 2011
    ..The main aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between persistent disease activity and radiographic progression of joint damage in early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the Italian version of the Chronic Pain Grade questionnaire in patients with musculoskeletal disorders
    Fausto Salaffi
    Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Cattedra di Reumatologia Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035, Jesi Ancona, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 25:619-31. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the Italian version of the CPG questionnaire has shown to be valid and reliable for evaluating the severity of chronic musculoskeletal pain, with metric properties in agreement with the original, widely used version...
  17. doi request reprint Inter-observer reliability of high-resolution ultrasonography in the assessment of bone erosions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: experience of an intensive dedicated training programme
    Marwin Gutierrez
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 50:373-80. 2011
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Sonographic subclinical entheseal involvement in dialysis patients
    Marwin Gutierrez
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 30:907-13. 2011
    ..Follow-up will provide further information with respect to the predictive value of US findings for the development of symptomatic dialysis-related arthropathy...
  19. ncbi request reprint Reliability of ultrasound measurements of dermal thickness at digits in systemic sclerosis: role of elastosonography
    Luca Di Geso
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 29:926-32. 2011
    ..To investigate the role of elastosonography to improve the reliability of the ultrasound in the measurement of the dermal thickness at finger level in systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  20. ncbi request reprint High-frequency sonography in the evaluation of psoriasis: nail and skin involvement
    Marwin Gutierrez
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Augusto Murri Hospital, Via dei Colli 52, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    J Ultrasound Med 28:1569-74. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to show the potential of the latest sonographic equipment using high-frequency probes and a very sensitive power Doppler (PD) technique in depicting both skin and nail changes in patients affected by psoriasis...
  21. pmc Utility of a simplified ultrasound assessment to assess interstitial pulmonary fibrosis in connective tissue disorders--preliminary results
    Marwin Gutierrez
    Clinica Reumatologica, Via dei Colli 52, 60035, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R134. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of a simplified US B-lines scoring system compared with both the US comprehensive assessment and the high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings of IPF in CTD patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint The burden of prevalent fractures on health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis: the IMOF study
    Fausto Salaffi
    Cattedra Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    J Rheumatol 34:1551-60. 2007
    ..Vertebral fractures are a common complication of osteoporosis and may have a negative effect on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). We investigated the effect of prevalent vertebral fractures on HRQOL in patients with osteoporosis...
  23. pmc A sonographic spectrum of psoriatic arthritis: "the five targets"
    Marwin Gutierrez
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 29:133-42. 2010
    ..The aim of this pictorial essay was to show the main high-frequency grayscale and power Doppler ultrasound findings in patients with psoriatic arthritis at joint, tendon, enthesis, skin, and nail level...
  24. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life in primary Raynaud phenomenon
    Rossella De Angelis
    Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
    J Clin Rheumatol 14:206-10. 2008
    ..To assess health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with primary Raynaud phenomenon (RP)...
  25. doi request reprint Usability of an innovative and interactive electronic system for collection of patient-reported data in axial spondyloarthritis: comparison with the traditional paper-administered format
    Fausto Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Polytechnic University of the Marche, Ospedale C Urbani, Via dei Colli 52, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:2062-70. 2013
    ....
  26. pmc Development and validation of the self-administered Fibromyalgia Assessment Status: a disease-specific composite measure for evaluating treatment effect
    Fausto Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Polytechnic University of the Marche Medical School, Via dei Colli 52, Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R125. 2009
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Clinical value of single versus composite provocative clinical tests in the assessment of painful shoulder
    Fausto Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    J Clin Rheumatol 16:105-8. 2010
    ..The aims of the present study were to investigate the clinical value of the provocative clinical tests and propose a composite index for the assessment of painful shoulder, using ultrasonography (US) as reference method...
  28. doi request reprint Interobserver reliability of ultrasonography in the assessment of cartilage damage in rheumatoid arthritis
    Emilio Filippucci
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri Via dei Colli, 52, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:1845-8. 2010
    ..To evaluate the interobserver reliability of ultrasonography (US) in the assessment of cartilage damage at metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint level in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  29. doi request reprint Differential diagnosis between rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis: the value of ultrasound findings at metacarpophalangeal joints level
    Marwin Gutierrez
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 70:1111-4. 2011
    ..To investigate the potential of ultrasound (US) in the differential diagnosis between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) at metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints level...
  30. doi request reprint Ultrasound, skin, and joints in psoriatic arthritis
    Emilio Filippucci
    Clinica Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    J Rheumatol Suppl 83:35-8. 2009
    ..Our report illustrates the most relevant sonographic findings obtainable with the latest generation ultrasound equipment in patients with psoriatic arthritis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis: comparison of generic and disease-specific instruments
    Fausto Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Ospedale A Murri, University of Ancona, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035 Jesi AN, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 24:29-37. 2005
    ..This study also provides an estimate of the impact of OA of the hip and knee on HRQL...
  32. ncbi request reprint High resolution ultrasonography in detection of bone erosions in patients with hand osteoarthritis
    Annamaria Iagnocco
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Clinica e Terapia Medica Applicata, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Rheumatol 32:2381-3. 2005
    ..To evaluate the ability of high resolution ultrasonography (US) in the diagnosis of erosive osteoarthritis (OA)...
  33. pmc Validity of a computer-assisted manual segmentation software to quantify wrist erosion volume using computed tomography scans in rheumatoid arthritis
    Fausto Salaffi
    Rheumatology Department, Politechnic University of the Marche, Ospedale C, Urbani, Via dei Colli, 52, Ancona, Jesi 60035, Italy
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:265. 2013
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Classical test theory and Rasch analysis validation of the Recent-Onset Arthritis Disability questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Fausto Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ospedale C Urbani, Via dei Colli 52, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 32:211-7. 2013
    ..Our results support the use of separate subscores for upper limb function, lower limb function, and activities of daily living/work, and the appropriateness of reporting an overall score (i.e., the mean of the three subscales)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Minimal clinically important changes in chronic musculoskeletal pain intensity measured on a numerical rating scale
    Fausto Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Ancona, Ospedale A Murri, ASL5, Via dei Colli 52, 60035 Jesi Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Pain 8:283-91. 2004
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XXXVI. Sonographic assessment of the foot in gout patients
    Emilio Filippucci
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 29:901-5. 2011
    ..This study aims to investigate the relationship between clinical and US findings together with the prevalence and distribution of US findings indicative of monosodium urate (MSU) crystal deposition within the foot in patients with gout...
  37. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of an index of three patient reported outcome (PRO) measures, termed the CLinical ARthritis Activity (PRO-CLARA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The NEW INDICES study
    F Salaffi
    Rheumatology Unit, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:186-200. 2010
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the osteoporosis prescreening risk assessment (OPERA) tool to facilitate identification of women likely to have low bone density
    Fausto Salaffi
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Università Politecnica delle Marche Ospedale A Murri, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035, Jesi AN, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 24:203-11. 2005
    ..Its use could facilitate the appropriate and more cost-effective use of bone densitometry in developing countries...
  39. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonography in osteoarthritis
    Walter Grassi
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 34:19-23. 2005
  40. ncbi request reprint [Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment]
    Rossella De Angelis
    Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Cattedra di Reumatologia, Jesi Ancona
    Reumatismo 58:5-10. 2006
    ..If symptoms are refractory to conservative measures, the option of surgical therapy may be considered...
  41. pmc The health-related quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis: a comparison with a selected sample of healthy people
    Fausto Salaffi
    Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Clinica Reumatologica Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:25. 2009
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Raynaud's phenomenon: prevalence in an Italian population sample
    Rossella De Angelis
    Clinica Reumatologica, Ospedale Augusto Murri, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035, Jesi, AN, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 25:506-10. 2006
    ..g., occupational exposure. Differences with previous studies may be related to the current characteristics of the population surveyed...
  43. ncbi request reprint Imaging modalities for identifying the origin of regional musculoskeletal pain
    Walter Grassi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita degli Studi di Ancona, Ospedale A Murri, Via dei Colli, 52 60035 Jesi Ancona, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 17:17-32. 2003
    ..An appropriate diagnostic programme for patients with regional musculoskeletal pain has to be focused on the strengths and weaknesses of various imaging techniques...
  44. ncbi request reprint Radiographic assessment of osteoarthritis: analysis of disease progression
    Fausto Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Ancona, Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 15:391-404. 2003
    ..This review focuses on the available scoring methods used for the sites most frequently involved in OA (hand, knee, hip) and their various advantages and disadvantages...
  45. ncbi request reprint Capillaroscopy: questions and answers
    Walter Grassi
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 26:2009-16. 2007
    ..Discussion about controversies on this topic should be encouraged, leading to a progressive development of capillaroscopy as a routine investigation in rheumatology...
  46. ncbi request reprint Clinical and ultrasonographic monitoring of response to adalimumab treatment in rheumatoid arthritis
    Annamaria Iagnocco
    Rheumatology Unit, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Rome, Italy
    J Rheumatol 35:35-40. 2008
    ..To evaluate by clinical, laboratory, and sonographic assessment the effects of adalimumab therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over 24 months of treatment...
  47. pmc High-resolution ultrasonography of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint in gout: a controlled study
    Stephen A Wright
    Department of Rheumatology, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast BT9 7JB, Northern Ireland, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:859-64. 2007
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint A rheumatologist's perspective on musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology: comment on the editorial by Roemer et al
    David Kane
    Arthritis Rheum 55:341-2; author reply 343-4. 2006
  49. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal ultrasound including definitions for ultrasonographic pathology
    Richard J Wakefield
    Academic Unit of Musculoskeletal Disease, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    J Rheumatol 32:2485-7. 2005
    ..Also proposed for the first time are consensus US definitions for common pathological lesions seen in patients with inflammatory arthritis...
  50. ncbi request reprint Clinical evaluation versus ultrasonography: who is the winner?
    Walter Grassi
    J Rheumatol 30:908-9. 2003