Publications (2)3.9 Total impact
Article: Comparison of 1-year vs 2-year change in regional cartilage thickness in osteoarthritis results from 346 participants from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To compare femorotibial cartilage thickness changes over a 2- vs a 1-year observation period in knees with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA). One knee of 346 Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) participants was studied at three time points [baseline (BL), year-1 (Y1), year-2 (Y2) follow-up]: 239 using coronal fast low angle shot (FLASH) and 107 using sagittal double echo at steady state (DESS) MR imaging. Changes in cartilage thickness were assessed in femorotibial cartilage plates and subregions, after manual segmentation with blinding to time-point. The standardized response mean (SRM) of total joint cartilage thickness over 2 years was modestly higher than over 1 year (FLASH: -0.44 vs -0.32/-0.28 [first/second year]; DESS: -0.42 vs -0.39/-0.18). For the subregion showing the largest change per knee (OV1), the 2-year SRM was similar or lower (FLASH: -1.20 vs -1.22/-1.61; DESS: -1.38 vs -1.64/-1.51) than the 1-year SRM. The changes in total joint cartilage thickness were not significantly different in the first and second year (FLASH: -0.8% vs -0.7%; DESS: -1.3% vs -0.8%) and were negatively correlated. Analysis of smallest detectable changes (SDCs) revealed that only few participants displayed significant progression in both consecutive periods. The location of the subregion contributing to OV1 in each knee was highly inconsistent between the first and second year observation period. The SRM of region-based cartilage thickness change in OA is modestly larger following a 2-year vs a 1-year observation period, while it is relatively similar when an OV-approach is chosen. Structural progression displays strong temporal and spatial heterogeneity at an individual knee level that should be considered when planning clinical trials.Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 10/2010; 19(1):74-83. · 3.90 Impact Factor
Article: Femorotibial subchondral bone area and regional cartilage thickness: a cross-sectional description in healthy reference cases and various radiographic stages of osteoarthritis in 1,003 knees from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To identify structural differences in total subchondral bone area (tAB) and cartilage thickness between healthy reference knees and knees with radiographic osteoarthritis (OA). Baseline magnetic resonance images from 1 knee of 1,003 Osteoarthritis Initiative participants were studied: 112 healthy reference knees without radiographic OA, symptoms, or risk factors; 70 preradiographic OA knees (calculated Kellgren/Lawrence [K/L] grade 0/1); and 821 radiographic OA knees (calculated K/L grade ≥2). Means and standard (Z) scores (SD unit differences compared with normal subjects) of the tAB and regional cartilage thickness were assessed in the weight-bearing femorotibial joint and compared between groups. In men, tAB was 8.2% larger in preradiographic OA knees and 6.6%, 8.1%, and 8.5% larger in calculated K/L grade 2, 3, and 4 radiographic OA knees, respectively, than in reference knees. In women, the differences were +6.8%, +7.3%, +9.9%, and +8.1%, respectively. The external medial tibia showed the greatest reduction in cartilage thickness (Z scores -5.1/-5.6 in men/women) with Osteoarthritis Research Society International medial joint space narrowing (JSN) grade 3, and the external lateral tibia (Z scores -6.0 for both sexes) showed the greatest reduction with lateral JSN grade 3. In all subregions of end-stage radiographic OA knees, ≥25% of the average normal cartilage thickness was maintained. An overall trend toward thicker cartilage was found in preradiographic OA and calculated K/L grade 2 knees, especially in the external central medial femur. tABs were larger in preradiographic OA and radiographic OA knees than in healthy reference knees, and the difference did not become larger with higher calculated K/L grades. Specific subregions with substantial cartilage thickening or thinning were identified in pre-, early, and late radiographic OA.Arthritis care & research. 05/2010; 62(11):1612-23.