Applicability of standardized ultrasound examination to estimate disease activity in combination with JADAS and inflammation markers in JIA patients

Objectives of the Project

The main purpose of our international longitudinal study is to investigate sensitivity and predictive value of the multibiomarker panel (clinical examination of the joints, ultrasound and inflammatory biomarkers) and to evaluate if this panel could be applied in patients with JIA. We expect to establish minimal corset of representative joints to be assessed by clinical examination and ultrasound to be used as outcome tool and correlate with laboratory inflammation markers. Study results are expected to improve possibility to achieve optimized personalized tailored treatment and enable definition of the new more sensitive clinical tool to predict response in JIA.

Facts and Figures

Project lead
MD D Lazarevic
Clinic of Pediatrics
FOREUM research grant: €115.00
2018 - 2021

Meet the team

MD D Lazarevic
Clinic of Pediatrics
Prof. J Vojinovic
Pediatric Rheumatology Department
Dr. C Malattia
Istituto Giannina Gaslini
Dr. N Ruperto
Istituto Giannina Gaslini