Very early rheumatoid arthritis as a predictor of remission: A multicentre real life prospective study

Elisa Gremese, Fausto Salaffi, Silvia Laura Bosello, Alessandro Ciapetti, Francesca Bobbio-Pallavicini, Roberto Caporali, Gianfranco Ferraccioli

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Abstract

Background: To assess whether, in the real world of three early arthritis clinics, early referral could allow the best outcome, ie, remission, to be reached, and whether reaching the outcome was more dependent on therapy than on disease duration or vice versa. Methods: 1795 patients with early arthritis (symptom duration ≤12 months) were entered into a prospective follow-up study. 711 patients (39.6%) were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Each RA patient was treated according to the local algorithm, in three tertiary referral centres (representing a small province, a medium sized province and a metropolitan area, respectively). Remission, defined using the disease activity score in 28 joints (DAS28

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)858-862
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Volume72
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Allergy

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