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The Disease Activity Score and the EULAR response criteria.
In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), inflammatory activity cannot be measured using one single variable. For this reason the Disease Activity Score (DAS). has been developed. The DAS is a clinical index ofExpand
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Update of EULAR recommendations for the treatment of systemic sclerosis
The aim was to update the 2009 European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for the treatment of systemic sclerosis (SSc), with attention to new therapeutic questions. Update of theExpand
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Physical exercise in cancer patients during and after medical treatment: a systematic review of randomized and controlled clinical trials.
PURPOSE To systematically review the methodologic quality of, and summarize the evidence from trials examining the effectiveness of physical exercise in improving the level of physical functioningExpand
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A simple sample size formula for analysis of covariance in randomized clinical trials.
OBJECTIVE Randomized clinical trials that compare two treatments on a continuous outcome can be analyzed using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) or a t-test approach. We present a method for the sampleExpand
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Defining minimal disease activity in psoriatic arthritis: a proposed objective target for treatment
Objective: To create minimal disease activity (MDA) criteria for psoriatic arthritis (PsA). With recent therapeutic advances, this is now a goal for treatment and may represent a measure to compareExpand
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The efficacy of anti-TNF in rheumatoid arthritis, a comparison between randomised controlled trials and clinical practice
Background: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the efficacy of antagonists to tumour necrosis factor α (TNFα) showed high response percentages in the groups treated with active drugs.Expand
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Relative age, biological maturation and anaerobic characteristics in elite youth soccer players.
Being relatively older and having an advanced biological maturation status have been associated with increased likelihood of selection in young elite soccer players. The aims of the study were toExpand
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2015 Gout classification criteria: an American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism collaborative initiative
Objective Existing criteria for the classification of gout have suboptimal sensitivity and/or specificity, and were developed at a time when advanced imaging was not available. The current effort wasExpand
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A diagnostic rule for acute gouty arthritis in primary care without joint fluid analysis.
BACKGROUND Most cases of acute gouty arthritis are diagnosed in primary care and without joint fluid analysis in many instances. Our objectives were to estimate the validity of this diagnosis byExpand
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Performance of four current risk algorithms in predicting cardiovascular events in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis
Objective This study was undertaken to assess the predictive ability of 4 established cardiovascular (CV) risk models for the 10-year risk of fatal and non-fatal CV diseases in European patients withExpand
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