Giant Cell Arteritis and Spinal Cord Compression: An Overlap Syndrome?
- CITATIONS AND CLINICIANS' NOTES: VASCULITIS. // Current Medical Literature: Rheumatology;2005, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p71
Presents abstracts of several articles on vasculitis. Accelerated atherosclerosis in patients with Wegener's granulomatosis; Giant cell arteritis and cardiovascular disease in older adults; Test performance of ultrasonography for giant-cell arteritis.
- Temporal artery biopsy: impact on the clinical management of patients. Sintler, M.; Garnham, A.; Mahmood, A.; Rittoo, D.; Khaira, H. S.; Vohra, R. K. // Indian Journal of Surgery;Apr2008, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p73
Temporal artery biopsy (TAB) is requested in an attempt to confirm the diagnosis of temporal arteritis (TA). Patients symptoms and signs are highly variable and TA is often focal and potentially missed in a small biopsy. The study aimed to determine if TAB helps in the management of patients...
- temporal artery biopsy. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p733
An encyclopedia entry for "temporal artery biopsy" is presented. It refers to a procedure in which a small piece of tissue is removed from the temporal artery at the side of the scalp and examined using a microscope. This procedure is performed to determine signs of inflammation and thereby to...
- Delayed Diagnosis of Biopsy-Negative Giant Cell Arteritis Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin. Schäfer, Valentin S.; Warrington, Kenneth J.; Williamson, Eric E.; Kermani, Tanaz A, // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Apr2009, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p532
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) presents a diagnostic challenge. Giant cell arteritis (GCA) may present with FUO and this entity should be included in the differential of elderly patients who present with constitutional symptoms. While a temporal artery biopsy is considered the gold standard for...
- Unilateral biopsy acceptable for low suspicion of temporal arteritis. Charters, Lynda // Ophthalmology Times;5/15/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p12
Reports that peforming unilateral temporal artery biopsy for temporal arteritis should be based on low suspicion of the disease. Reasons for conducting unilateral biopsy.
- Should biopsies be bilateral in temporal arteritis? Lee, Andrew // Ophthalmology Times;12/01/2000, Vol. 25 Issue 23, p9
Explores whether temporal artery biopsy (TAB) should be unilateral or bilateral to treat temporal arteritis (TA). Symptoms of TA; Concordance rate of TAB procedures at Wills Eye Hospital; Diagnostic options for TAB.
- Giant Cell Arteritis in China: A Prospective Investigation. Zhiping Hu; Qidong Yang; Shan Zeng; Jinghe Li; Xiaoyin Wu; Li Cao; Li Yang; Xinwang Song // Angiology;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p457
Assesses the clinical features of patients with giant cell arteritis in China. Patient characteristics; Erythrocyte sedimentation rate; Fibrinoid necrosis; Smooth muscle cell changes; Thrombosis in the lumen.
- Quantification of the role of temporal artery biopsy in diagnosing clinically suspected giant cell arteritis. Varma, D; O'Neill, D // Eye;Apr2004, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p384
Purpose (1) To see the effectiveness of applying the criteria laid down by the American college of Rheumatology in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA). (2) To quantify the role of temporal artery biopsy (TAB) in diagnosing GCA using the Greenwich grading system.Methods A retrospective...
- Systemic Vasculitis: An Epidemiological Perspective. Watts, Richard A. // Current Immunology Reviews;Nov2011, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p388
The aetiology of the systemic vasculitides is unknown, clues to the causation may be revealed by their epidemiology. The epidemiology of vasculitis poses considerable challenges to epidemiologists. These challenges include the difficulty of defining a case with a lack of clear distinction...