Andrea Delle Sedie

Anna Scanu

Anthony Reginato

Antonella Adinolfi

Carlo Scirè

Carlos Pineda

Carmela Toscano

Daryl MacCarter

Emilio Filippucci

Esperanza Naredo

Florentin Vreju

Francesco Porta

Frederique Gandjbakhch

Gael Monterde

George Bruyn

Ingrid Moller

Iulia Satulu

Lene Terslev

Maria Antonietta D'Agostino

Mario Enrique Diaz Cortes

Marwin Gutierrez

Mihaela Micu

Mohamed Atia Mortada

Nemanja Damjanov

Pascal Zufferey

Teodora Serban

Tomas Cazenave

Valentina Di Sabatino

Valentina Picerno

Violeta Vlad

Wolfgang Schmidt



























Working group OMERACT > CPPD



Annamaria Iagnocco


Georgios Filippou and Nemanja Damjanov


Georgios Filippou  

Objective of the subgroups work

The subtask force was founded in 2014 with the objective to validate US for use in Calcium Pyrophosphate deposition Disease (CPPD) for diagnosis, assessment of inflammation, assessment of structural damage and extension of CPP deposition in tissues.

Description of possible contribution of the subgroup work for the OMERACT work

The OMERACT CPPD working group has been formed only recently (spring 2019) and in this first phase is concentrating the efforts on the definition of the domains of the disease. The chairs of the two groups are in contact and collaborating in these first steps of the working group. The US subgroup will contribute in the future steps of the process, accordingly with the needs of the CPPD working group.

Short description of the previous work

- Investigation of reliability: completed. The new OMARACT definitions demonstrated to be reliable at the level of wrists and knees. The definitions have been used also by external researchers that confirmed the OMERACT group data

1. J Rheumatol. 2017 Nov;44(11):1744-1749. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.161057 -

2. Ann Rheum Dis. 2018 Mar 13. pii: annrheumdis-2017-212542. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212542 -

3. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2019 May;27(5):781-787. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2018.11.013. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

- Truth and Discrimination (in progress): preliminary results have been presented in the EULAR (  



Reporting back of work done since ACR 2018

The diagnostic accuracy study is actually running. The end of enrolment will be at mid-September and the first draft of the paper will be ready by spring 2020


Next steps and discussion points