Main scientific studies presented at the European Congress of Rheumatology 2020

 

1. Influence of the variation of the operator, patient position and device on the measurement performance of R.E.M.S

Caffarelli, G. Adami, G. Arioli, G. Bianchi, M.L. Brandi, S. Casciaro. L. Cianferotti, D. Ciardo, F. Conversano, D. Gatti, G. Girasole, M. Manfredini, M. Muratore, P. Pisani, E. Quarta, L. Quarta, S. Gonnelli

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This study evaluates intra-operator, inter-operator and inter-device repeatability for estimates obtained using REMS technology on more than 200 women; a high precision has been reported for both sites, lumbar spine and proximal femur, as well as a high repeatability.

Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Department of Neurosciences and Rehabilitation, “Carlo Poma” Hospital, ASST-Mantova, Mantova, Italy

SC Rheumatology, ASL 3 Genovese, Genoa, Italy

Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, University of Florence, Metabolic Bone Diseases Unit, University Hospital of Florence, Florence, Italy

National Research Council, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Lecce, Italy

O.U. of Rheumatology, “Galateo” Hospital, San Cesarion di Lecce ASL-LE, Lecce, Italy

 

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2. REMS Technology applied to rheumatic diseases

M.D. Tomai Pitinca, C. Caffarelli, S. Gonnelli

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The results of this study acknowledge that REMS technology can be considered an added value in examining patients with rheumatologic diseases causing alterations in the spine, which typically reduce the diagnostic sensitivity of DXA.

National Research Council, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Lecce, Italy

Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

 

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3. Short-term monitoring of denosumab effect in breast cancer patients receiving Aromatase Inhibitors using REMS technology on lumbar spine

Quarta, D. Ciardo, M. Ciccarese, F. Conversano, M. Di Paola, R. Forcignanò, F.A. Lombardi, M. Muratore, P. Pisani, L. Quarta, S. Casciaro

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The results of this study prove the clinical effectiveness of REMS technology for short-term monitoring of patients under therapeutic therapy, a clinical need which is currently unmet by other methods including the gold standard DXA.

O.U. of Rheumatology, “Galateo” Hospital, San Cesario di Lecce, ASL-LE, Lecce, Italy

National Research Council, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Lecce, Italy

O.U. of Oncology, “Vito Fazzi” Hospital, ASL-LE, Lecce, Italy

 

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Bone health and Diabetes

Bone health and Diabetes

Innovative REMS approach on the paradox of diabetic cases Ability of radiofrequency echographic multispectrometry to identify osteoporosis status in elderly women with type 2 diabetes Caffarelli, M.D. Tomai Pitinca, A. Al Refaie, E. Ceccarelli, S. Gonnelli Department...

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Prediction of Fragility Fractures

Prediction of Fragility Fractures

Use of the Fragility Score measured at the femoral neck for the prediction of fragility incident fractures. F.A. Lombardi, P. Pisani, D. Ciardo, M. Di Paola, F. Conversano, S. Casciaro Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica (Lecce)...

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How REMS overcomes DXA Artifacts

How REMS overcomes DXA Artifacts

Could Radiofrequency Echographic Multi-Spectrometry (REMS) overcome the limitations of BMD by DXA related to artifacts? A series of 3 cases Tomai Pitinca M.D., Fortini P., Gonnelli S., Caffarelli C. Siena University - Italy Highlight: This work has been presented at...

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