Yang, X and Ruan, G and Xu, J and Zheng, S and Wang, K and Ding, C, Associations between suprapatellar pouch effusion-synovitis, serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein, high sensitivity C-reaction protein, knee symptom, and joint structural changes in patients with knee osteoarthritis, Clinical Rheumatology, 39, (5) pp. 1663-1670. ISSN 0770-3198 (2020) [Refereed Article]
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Method: A total of 173 subjects were included. The osteophytes, joint space narrowing (JSN), and radiographic severity of OA were determined using X-ray. Cartilage defects, bone marrow lesions (BMLs), and suprapatellar pouch effusion-synovitis were assessed using magnetic resonance imaging. Serum levels of COMP and hs-CRP were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The knee joint symptom was self-reported using visual analogue scale.
Results: In this OA cohort, after adjustment for age, sex, and BMI, the presence of pathological effusion-synovitis was associated with serum levels of COMP (β: 30.98, P = 0.018), and suprapatellar pouch effusion-synovitis maximum areas were associated with serum hs-CRP levels. Both suprapatellar pouch effusion-synovitis maximum area and grade were associated with osteophytes and Kellgren-Lawrence scores (ORs: 1.29-1.54, all P < 0.05). In patients with high tertile of hs-CRP, both suprapatellar pouch effusion-synovitis maximum area and grade were associated with cartilage defects at lateral and medial tibiofemoral sites (ORs: 3.01-8.41, all P < 0.05) after adjustment for covariates. In female patients, the significant associations were present between suprapatellar pouch effusion-synovitis and medial tibiofemoral BMLs (ORs: 1.43-1.53, all P < 0.05) after adjustment for covariates.
Conclusions: Suprapatellar pouch effusion-synovitis was associated with serum levels of COMP as well as hs-CRP and knee structural abnormalities in patients with knee OA. These suggested that effusion-synovitis may play a role in knee OA.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||bone marrow, cartilage, clinical aspects, knee joint, osteoarthritis, synovitis|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical sciences|
|Research Field:||Rheumatology and arthritis|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Ruan, G (Mr Guangfeng Ruan)|
|UTAS Author:||Zheng, S (Miss Shuang Zheng)|
|UTAS Author:||Ding, C (Professor Chang-Hai Ding)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||4|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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