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rheumatoid arhtritis

Ingrid Thyberg, Örjan Dahlström, Mathilda Björk, Birgitta Stenström, Jo Adams
Purpose This research analysed general pain intensity, hand pain at rest and hand pain during activity in women and men in early rheumatoid arhtritis (RA). Method Out of the 454 patients that were recruited into the Swedish early RA project "TIRA" the 373 patients (67% women) that remained at 12 months follow-up are reported here. Disease activity 28 joint score (DAS-28), disability (Health Assessment Questionnaire = HAQ) and pain (VAS) were recorded at inclusion and after 3 (M3), 6 (M6) and 12 (M12) months...
February 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
Merete L Hetland, Kim Hørslev-Petersen
OBJECTIVES: Treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) include aiming at disease control with early use of methotrexate (MTX) in monotherapy or in combination with glucocorticoids or other disease-modifying drugs (DMARDs). The CIMESTRA study applied an aggressive treatment with DMARD and intra-articular injections of glucocorticoids (i.a. GC) to control disease activity. This paper reviews the results of the five years' study. METHODS: 160 patients with early RA (<6 months duration) were randomized to receive MTX 7...
July 2012: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
P Cazalis, M Caroit, R Zittoun, M F Kahn, S Sèze
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June 1976: Revue du Rhumatisme et des Maladies Ostéo-articulaires
A Larsen, J Edgren, E Harju, L Laasonen, T Reitamo
The variation between four radiologists in the evaluation of hand, wrist, and foot radiographs of rheumatoid arthritis was examined. The recognition of individual radiologic changes varied considerably as judged by the findings of the different observers. Erosion and joint space narrowing were interpreted more uniformly than soft tissue swelling and osteoporosis. When the radiographs were graded from 0 to 5 using standard reference radiographs, more than 90% of them were graded uniformly or with a difference of only one grade...
1979: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
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