Research

PARTNER Arthritis Study

Thermal and 3D Imaging to Quantify Arthritis

Protocol Description

Picturing Arthritis Response to Treatment with New Electronic Resources, or "PARTNER," is a multi-faceted study to test an Arthritis Imager device that uses special cameras to create 3D images of the hand and wrist showing warmth and swelling in the joints. In this protocol, researchers will determine whether the Arthritis Imager can help doctors diagnose arthritis, detect flare of arthritis and determine how well medicines used to treat arthritis are working.

Eligibility Criteria

Subject to certain exclusion criteria, the study is open to children of both genders, ages 4 to 18, who have been diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, as well as adults with rheumatoid arthritis.
Males: Ages 4 and up
Females: Ages 4 and up

Requirements
Participants will visit the Arthritis Research Center in Oakland 5 times over 12 weeks. During the visits, which last approximately 1-1/2 hours, pictures will be taken of the hands and wrists using the Arthritis Imager, and questionnaires about joint pain and physical activity will be completed.
Visits: 5
Duration: 12 weeks

Status: Open for Enrollment

Source(s) of Support
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Additional Information
Study description at National Institutes of Health

Primary Investigator(s)

Raphael Hirsch, MD

Contact Information

To get started, please contact:
Kimberly Francis, MS, MPA
412-383-4018

Last Update
January 2, 2014
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Last Update
January 2, 2014
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