Ross Maclean

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BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, debilitating disease with a significant impact on workplace productivity. AIM To perform a systematic review of studies of the relationship between RA and reduced workplace productivity. METHODS Screening of 307 titles identified in bibliographic database searches resulted in 38 articles subject to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess cost-effectiveness of abatacept in patients with moderately to severely active RA and inadequate response to MTX. METHODS We developed a simulation model to depict progression of disability [in terms of the HAQ Disability Index (HAQ-DI)] in women aged 55-64 yrs with moderately to severely active RA and inadequate response to MTX. At(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a shortened version of the Valued Life Activities disability and accommodations scale (VLA) for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS To shorten the existing VLA measure, item response theory analyses were conducted using data from 449 patients with RA. Next, the resulting 14-item shortened version of the(More)
Objective. As little data are available on the quality of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) care in the Arabian Gulf States, we estimated the proportion of patients receiving recommended monitoring at the Dubai Hospital for T2DM over one year. Methods. Charts from 150 adults with T2DM were systematically sampled and quality of care was assessed during one(More)
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