F Salaffi

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions in an Italian population sample: results of a regional community-based study. I. The MAPPING study
    F Salaffi
    Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 23:819-28. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of health status measures and utility-based methods in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Ancona, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 21:478-87. 2002
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Measuring functional disability in early rheumatoid arthritis: the validity, reliability and responsiveness of the Recent-Onset Arthritis Disability (ROAD) index
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, ASL5, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 23:S31-42. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in multiple musculoskeletal conditions: a cross-sectional population based epidemiological study. II. The MAPPING study
    F Salaffi
    Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 23:829-39. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychometric characteristics of the Italian version of the revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire using classical test theory and Rasch analysis
    Fausto Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 31:S41-9. 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications83

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions in an Italian population sample: results of a regional community-based study. I. The MAPPING study
    F Salaffi
    Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 23:819-28. 2005
    ..The objective of the MAPPING study was to estimate the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions in an Italian population sample...
  2. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of health status measures and utility-based methods in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Ancona, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 21:478-87. 2002
    ..These results may have implications for the application of the health status and utility measures in clinical trials in patients with RA...
  3. 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
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Measuring functional disability in early rheumatoid arthritis: the validity, reliability and responsiveness of the Recent-Onset Arthritis Disability (ROAD) index
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, ASL5, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 23:S31-42. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to test the Recent-Onset Arthritis Disability (ROAD) questionnaire for validity, reliability and responsiveness in Italian patients with early RA...
  5. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in multiple musculoskeletal conditions: a cross-sectional population based epidemiological study. II. The MAPPING study
    F Salaffi
    Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 23:829-39. 2005
    ..The objective of the MAPPING study was to assess the impact of musculoskeletal conditions on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in an Italian population sample...
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychometric characteristics of the Italian version of the revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire using classical test theory and Rasch analysis
    Fausto Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 31:S41-9. 2013
    ....
  7. 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
    ....
  8. 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
    ....
  9. 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)...
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint Pain assessment strategies in patients with musculoskeletal conditions
    F Salaffi
    Rheumatology Department, Politechnic University of the Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Reumatismo 64:216-29. 2012
    ..This article reviews a selection of the instruments used to assess chronic musculoskeletal pain, including validated newly developed and well-established screening instruments, and discusses their advantages and limitations...
  12. doi request reprint Preliminary identification of key clinical domains for outcome evaluation in fibromyalgia using the Delphi method: the Italian experience
    F Salaffi
    Universita Politecnica delle Marche
    Reumatismo 64:27-34. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to identify a set of clinical domains for FM considered relevant by both clinicians and patients using a consensus process...
  13. doi request reprint Clinimetric evaluations of patients with chronic widespread pain
    Fausto Salaffi
    Rheumatology Department, Politechnic University of the Marche, c o Ospedale C Urbani, Via dei Colli 52, Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 25:249-70. 2011
    ..This article reviews a selection of the instruments used to assess CWP patients, including validated newly developed and well-established screening instruments, and discusses their advantages and limitations...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc Women, men, and rheumatoid arthritis: analyses of disease activity, disease characteristics, and treatments in the QUEST-RA study
    Tuulikki Sokka
    Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Keskussairaalantie 19, 40620 Jyvaskyla, and Medcare Oy, Hämeentie 1, 44100 Aanekoski, Finland
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R7. 2009
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint [Health-related quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: assessment by a Italian version of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales, Version 2 (AIMS2)]
    F Salaffi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Università Politecnica delle Marche Ospedale A Murri, Jesi Ancona, Italia
    Reumatismo 62:12-33. 2010
    ..Use of the AIMS2 makes it easier and less costly to collect data and reduces the burden on RA patients...
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Usefulness of ultrasonography and color Doppler sonography in the diagnosis of major salivary gland diseases]
    F Salaffi
    Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Ancona
    Reumatismo 58:138-56. 2006
    ..This article reviews the normal ultrasound anatomy of the salivary glands along with lithiasic, inflammatory, tumoral, and autoimmune disease such as SS...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Assessment instruments for patients with fibromyalgia: properties, applications and interpretation
    F Salaffi
    Rheumatology Department, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:S92-105. 2009
    ..This article discusses the advantages and limitations of a selection of both newly developed and well-established and validated distress screening instruments that underlines the continuing challenge of assessing FM...
  21. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in fibromyalgia patients: a comparison with rheumatoid arthritis patients and the general population using the SF-36 health survey
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:S67-74. 2009
    ..To compare health-related quality of life (HRQL) in fibromyalgia (FM) patients with that of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the general population, and investigate if the factors are associated with the greater impact of FM...
  22. 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
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Validity and reliability of the Italian version of the ECOS-16 questionnaire in postmenopausal women with prevalent vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis
    F Salaffi
    Cattedra Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, and U O S Reumatologia, Azienda Ospedaliera di Bologna Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:390-403. 2007
    ..To investigate the reliability and validity of the Italian version of ECOS-16 (Assessment of health related quality of life in osteoporosis) in comparison to other questionnaires in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Inter-observer agreement of standard joint counts in early rheumatoid arthritis: a comparison with grey scale ultrasonography--a preliminary study
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:54-8. 2008
    ..The aims of the present study were to assess the inter-observer agreement of standard joint count and to compare clinical examination with grey scale ultrasonography (US) findings in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Socio-demographic aspects and therapeutic pathways in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Italy]
    F Salaffi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italia
    Reumatismo 61:197-211. 2009
    ..Moreover, these differences appear to be strongly dependent on both the social characteristics of the patients and the supply arrangement in their area...
  26. ncbi request reprint Disease activity assessment of rheumatoid arthritis in daily practice: validity, internal consistency, reliability and congruency of the Disease Activity Score including 28 joints (DAS28) compared with the Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI)
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:552-9. 2009
    ..We also compared proposed categories of high, moderate, and low activity and remission according to both scores...
  27. 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...
  28. doi request reprint Ultrasonography of salivary glands in primary Sjögren's syndrome: a comparison with contrast sialography and scintigraphy
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Polytechnic University of the Marche Region, Ancona, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1244-9. 2008
    ..To compare ultrasonography (US) of salivary glands with contrast sialography and scintigraphy, in order to evaluate the diagnostic value of this method in primary SS (pSS)...
  29. 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
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of circadian rhythm in pain and stiffness in rheumatic diseases according the EMA (Ecologic Momentary Assessment) method: patient compliance with an electronic diary]
    F Salaffi
    Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italia
    Reumatismo 57:238-49. 2005
    ..Electronic patient experience diaries (eDiary) facilitate Ecologic Momentary Assessment (EMA) study designs by allowing the researcher to administer flexible, programmable assessments and mark each record with a time and date stamp...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Validation of the Italian versions of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) and the Dougados Functional Index (DFI) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis]
    F Salaffi
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035 Jesi AN, Italia
    Reumatismo 57:161-73. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to translate, adapt and validate these instruments into the Italian language...
  32. ncbi request reprint Urticaria as a presenting manifestation of adult-onset Still's disease
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Ancona, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 19:389-91. 2000
    ..Here we report a patient in whom an urticaria-like rash was an uncommon presenting clinical feature of AOSD. To our knowledge, this association has only been reported once before...
  33. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index in Italian patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
    F Salaffi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita di Ancona, Azienda Sanitaria di Jesi, Jesi Ancona, Italy
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 11:551-60. 2003
    ..We adapted the WOMAC for the Italian language and tested its metric properties in 304 patients with symptomatic OA of the knee...
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint [Disability and quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: assessment and perspectives]
    F Salaffi
    Clinica Reumatologica Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, Jesi AN, Italia
    Reumatismo 56:87-106. 2004
    ..This paper reviews the literature and discusses the major issues regarding mainly measures of physical function (e.g., mobility or daily activities) and health status, including some so called HRQOL instruments...
  36. ncbi request reprint Contrast-enhanced power Doppler sonography of knee synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis: assessment of therapeutic response
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Ospedale A Murri, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 23:285-90. 2004
    ....
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint [The impact of vertebral fractures on quality of life in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Validity of the Italian version of mini-Osteoporosis Quality of Life Questionnaire.]
    F Salaffi
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, Via dei Colli 52, Jesi AN, Italy
    Reumatismo 57:83-96. 2005
    ..Studies comparing the performance of HRQOL instruments in osteoporosis are lacking...
  40. ncbi request reprint Development of a functional disability measurement tool to assess early arthritis: the Recent-Onset Arthritis Disability (ROAD) questionnaire
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, ASUR Zona Territoriale n 5, Via dei Colli no 52, Jesi Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 23:628-36. 2005
    ..To develop a self-administered questionnaire, the ROAD (Recent-Onset Arthritis Disability), to probe physical disability in Italian patients with early arthritis (EA) of less than one year's duration...
  41. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in older adults with symptomatic hip and knee osteoarthritis: a comparison with matched healthy controls
    Fausto Salaffi
    Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione in Reumatologia, Jesi, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:255-63. 2005
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint A clinical prediction rule combining routine assessment and power Doppler ultrasonography for predicting progression to rheumatoid arthritis from early-onset undifferentiated arthritis
    F Salaffi
    Department of Molecular Pathology and Innovative Therapies, Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:686-94. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to develop a predictive rule combining clinical variables, serological biomarkers and power Doppler ultrasonography (PDUS) for the progression from an early-onset UA to RA in daily rheumatological practice...
  43. ncbi request reprint MonitorNet: the Italian multi-centre observational study aimed at estimating the risk/benefit profile of biologic agents in real-world rheumatology practice
    P Sfriso
    Rheumatology Unit, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Reumatismo 61:132-9. 2009
    ..9% and 14.7% respectively). Availability of funding for this study provided an opportunity to organize a collaborative national network of rheumatology clinics to develop a large multicentre observational study...
  44. pmc Power Doppler sonography in the assessment of synovial tissue of the knee joint in rheumatoid arthritis: a preliminary experience
    M Carotti
    Department of Radiology, University of Ancona, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 61:877-82. 2002
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the Recent-Onset Arthritis Disability questionnaire with the Health Assessment Questionnaire disability index in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    F Salaffi
    Rheumatology Unit, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:855-65. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to obtain information on several aspects of construct validity of these measures...
  46. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist. XXI. Role of ultrasound imaging in early arthritis
    C A Scirè
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Universita di Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:391-4. 2009
    ..The present review provides an update of the available data and discusses research issues of ultrasound imaging in early arthritis...
  47. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist. XXII. Achilles tendon involvement in spondyloarthritis. A multi-centre study using high frequency volumetric probe
    A Iagnocco
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:547-51. 2009
    ..Our study for the first time demonstrated that 3D US is a valid imaging modality for the assessment of Achilles tendon enthesitis...
  48. ncbi request reprint The use of computer touch-screen technology for the collection of patient-reported outcome data in rheumatoid arthritis: comparison with standardized paper questionnaires
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:459-68. 2009
    ..To investigate the acceptability, feasibility, reliability and score agreement of collecting rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient-reported outcome (PRO) data using an interactive touch-screen computer system...
  49. ncbi request reprint Pharmacological treatment of fibromyalgia
    M Di Franco
    Sapienza Universita di Roma, Cattedra di Reumatologia, Roma, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:S110-6. 2010
    ..The best treatment should be individualised and combined with patient education and non-pharmacological therapy...
  50. ncbi request reprint [The current role of ultrasound in the assessment of crystal-related arthropathies]
    M Gutierrez
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Italia
    Reumatismo 61:216-21. 2009
    ..The aim of this paper was to present the principal findings in patients with crystal-related arthropathies...
  51. pmc Power Doppler sonography monitoring of synovial perfusion at the wrist joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with adalimumab
    E Filippucci
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:1433-7. 2006
    ..To use power Doppler sonography (PDS) to evaluate changes in synovial perfusion induced by adalimumab in the wrist joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
  52. ncbi request reprint [Atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis: the role of high-resolution B mode ultrasound in the measurement of the arterial intima-media thickness]
    M Carotti
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita degli Studi di Ancona, Ospedale A Murri, Jesi AN, Italia
    Reumatismo 59:38-49. 2007
    ....
  53. pmc Grey scale and power Doppler sonographic changes induced by intra-articular steroid injection treatment
    E Filippucci
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:740-3. 2004
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint A comparison of utility measurement using EQ-5D and SF-6D preference-based generic instruments in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    F Salaffi
    Department of Molecular Pathology and Innovative Therapies, Division of Rheumatology, University of Ancona Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 29:661-71. 2011
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist. XX. Sonographic assessment of hand and wrist joint involvement in rheumatoid arthritis: comparison between two- and three-dimensional ultrasonography
    E Filippucci
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita, Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:197-200. 2009
    ..This study is an initial step towards establishing a methodology necessary for developing multi-centre US studies which are aimed at assessing hand involvement in patients with RA...
  56. doi request reprint Reliability of high-resolution ultrasonography in the assessment of Achilles tendon enthesopathy in seronegative spondyloarthropathies
    E Filippucci
    Rheumatology Department, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, 60035 Jesi Ancona, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 68:1850-5. 2009
    ..The present study was mainly aimed at investigating the interobserver and intraobserver reproducibility of ultrasound (US) results in the assessment of Achilles tendon enthesopathy in patients with seronegative spondyloarthropathies (SpA)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Fibromyalgia syndrome: the pharmacological treatment options
    P Sarzi-Puttini
    Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Reumatismo 60:50-8. 2008
    ..The nature of FM suggests that an individualized, multimodal approach that includes both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies seems to be the most appropriate treatment strategy to date...
  58. ncbi request reprint The evaluation of the fibromyalgia patients
    F Atzeni
    Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Reumatismo 60:36-49. 2008
    ..To address the identification of core outcome domains, the Initiative on IMMPACT and OMERACT workshop convened a meeting to develop consensus recommendations for chronic pain clinical trials...
  59. ncbi request reprint Radiological scoring methods for ankylosing spondylitis: a comparison between the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Radiology Index and the modified Stoke Ankylosing Spondylitis Spine Score
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:67-74. 2007
    ..The main objective of the present study was to test the interobserver reliability, truth, discrimination and feasibility of two scoring methods available in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) over a follow-up period of 3 years...
  60. doi request reprint Colour Doppler ultrasonography evaluation of vascularization in the wrist and finger joints in rheumatoid arthritis patients and healthy subjects
    M Carotti
    Department of Radiology, Poliytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Radiol 81:1834-8. 2012
    ..To evaluate the presence of blood flow by colour Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) in the wrist and finger joints of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and healthy subjects and to define a cut-off value of CDUS resistive index (RI)...
  61. pmc Ultrasonography in the evaluation of bone erosions
    W Grassi
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Ancona, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 60:98-103. 2001
    ..To demonstrate the diagnostic efficacy of ultrasonography in depicting erosions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and to compare sonographic and radiographic findings...
  62. doi request reprint Hyaline cartilage involvement in patients with gout and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease. An ultrasound study
    E Filippucci
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, Ancona, Italy
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 17:178-81. 2009
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  63. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of spondyloarthropathies in an Italian population sample: a regional community-based study
    R De Angelis
    Department of Molecular Pathology and Innovative Therapies, Division of Rheumatology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Hospital A Murri, Vei dei Colli 52, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Scand J Rheumatol 36:14-21. 2007
    ..To estimate the prevalence of spondyloarthropathies (SpA) in an adult population in Marche, a region located in central Italy...
  64. ncbi request reprint The crowned dens syndrome as a cause of neck pain: clinical and computed tomography study in patients with calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease
    F Salaffi
    Cattedra di Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Patologia Molecolare e Terapie Innovative, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 26:1040-6. 2008
    ..To investigate the association between articular chondrocalcinosis and calcification of the atlantoaxial region on a cervical computed tomography (CT) scan and to explore the relation between such calcifications and neck pain...
  65. ncbi request reprint [Hidden bone erosions]
    E Filippucci
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita degli Studi di Ancona, Italia
    Reumatismo 55:52-5. 2003
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonography and colour doppler sonography of salivary glands in primary Sjögren's syndrome
    M Carotti
    Department of Radiology, University of Ancona, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 20:213-9. 2001
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Quantitative and qualitative assessment of one rheumatology trainee's experience with a self-teaching programme in videocapillaroscopy
    R De Angelis
    Clinica Reumatologica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:651-3. 2009
    ..We assessed the effectiveness of this course by following the learning curve of one specialist trainee with no experience in capillaroscopy...
  68. ncbi request reprint Salivary gland ultrasonography in the evaluation of primary Sjögren's syndrome. Comparison with minor salivary gland biopsy
    F Salaffi
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Ancona, Italy
    J Rheumatol 27:1229-36. 2000
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography (US) of the salivary glands versus histologic examination in detection of salivary gland involvement in primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Accelerated nodulosis during methotrexate therapy for refractory rheumatoid arthritis. A case report
    G Filosa
    Division of Dermatology, A Murri Hospital Jesi An, Italy
    Adv Exp Med Biol 455:521-4. 1999
    ..MTX-dose reduction was followed by rapid regression of the skin nodules. The Authors describe the typical features of AN and discuss on the pathogenetic mechanisms...
  70. 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
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Etiopathogenetic mechanisms of fibromyalgia syndrome
    S Stisi
    Rheumatology Unit, G Rummo Hospital, Benevento, Italy
    Reumatismo 60:25-35. 2008
    ..Understanding of pathogenetic pathways in FMS has advanced beyond observing patient responses to neurophysiologically targeted therapies and basic research...
  72. 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)...
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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)...
  77. 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)...
  78. ncbi request reprint Good clinical response, remission, and predictors of remission in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers: the GISEA study
    Luana Mancarella
    Division of Rheumatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Rheumatol 34:1670-3. 2007
    ..To assess the prevalence of good clinical response and remission in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with longstanding disease treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) drugs at outpatient clinics...
  79. ncbi request reprint The Italian registry of aggressive rheumatoid arthritis -- the GIARA project
    Antonio Marchesoni
    UOC Rheumatology Day Hospital, G Pini Orthopaedic Institute, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    J Rheumatol 34:2374-81. 2007
    ..In 1999, the Italian Society of Rheumatology started a project to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of aggressive rheumatoid arthritis (ARA)...
  80. pmc Cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: results from the QUEST-RA study
    Antonio Naranjo
    Hospital de Gran Canaria Dr, Negrin, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Barranco de la Ballena s n 35011, Spain
    Arthritis Res Ther 10:R30. 2008
    ....
  81. 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...
  82. ncbi request reprint Bilateral, asymptomatic scaly and fissured cutaneous lesions of the fingers in a patient presenting with myositis
    Leonardo Bugatti
    Dermatology Unit, A Murri Hospital, Jesi Ancona, Italy
    Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 71:137-8. 2005
  83. doi request reprint Imaging of the seronegative anterior chest wall (ACW) syndromes
    Giuseppe Guglielmi
    Department of Radiology, University of Foggia, Viale Luigi Pinto 1, Foggia 71100, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 27:815-21. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to introduce the clinical and radiological aspects of the seronegative anterior chest wall diseases, particularly the contribution of the different imaging techniques...