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HTA - 08/64/01

The role of ultrasound compared to biopsy of temporal arteries in the diagnosis and treatment of giant cell arteritis

Project title: The role of ultrasound compared to biopsy of temporal arteries in the diagnosis and treatment of giant cell arteritis

Call to action: 08/64 Ultrasonography in the diagnosis of Giant-Cell Arteritis (GCA).

Research type: Primary Research

Chief investigator: Professor Raashid LuqmaniORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-4446-5841

Lead Author: Professor Raashid LuqmaniORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-4446-5841

Contractor: University of Oxford

Cost: £1,347,389.11

Co-investigators: Dr Brendan McDonald, Dr Eugene McNally, Dr Jonathan Salmon, Dr Konrad Wolfe, Dr Richard Wakefield, Mr Andrew Hutchings, Mr Mike Bradburn, Professor Allan Wailoo, Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta, Professor William Hamilton.

Started: January 2010 | Status: Published December 2016

ISRCTN: 46280267

Ultrasound was more sensitive but less specific than temporal artery biopsy in diagnosing giant cell arteritis and there is scope for reducing the role of biopsy.

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