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OBJECTIVE To conduct a cross-sectional review of non-selected consecutive outpatients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as part of standard clinical care in 15 countries for an overview of the characteristics of patients with RA. METHODS The review included current disease activity using data from clinical assessment and a patient self-report questionnaire,(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the CD26 density on monocytes and CD4+ T-lymphocytes in steroid and DMARD-naïve, early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and to analyse for correlations with disease activity, including long-term radiographic progression. METHODS Forty patients with active, early steroid and DMARD naïve RA (<6 months' duration) were randomised to(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between tobacco smoking and disease activity, treatment adherence and treatment responses in patients with AS treated with their first tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibitor (TNFi) therapy in routine care. METHODS Observational cohort study based on the Danish nationwide DANBIO registry. Kaplan-Meier plots, Cox(More)
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