Association between baseline radiographic damage and improvement in physical function after treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Breedveld2005AssociationBB,
  title={Association between baseline radiographic damage and improvement in physical function after treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Ferdinand C. Breedveld and Chenglong Han and Mohan Bala and D{\'e}sir{\'e}e M van der Heijde and Daniel Baker and Arthur F. Kavanaugh and Ravinder Nath Maini and Peter E Lipsky},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={
          52-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To identify factors associated with poor physical function in rheumatoid arthritis and to assess whether baseline joint damage has an impact on improvement in physical function during infliximab treatment. METHODS 428 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis despite methotrexate treatment received methotrexate alone or with infliximab (3 mg/kg or 10 mg/kg every four or eight weeks) for 54 weeks (the ATTRACT trial). Data on clinical outcomes and physical function (assessed by the… CONTINUE READING

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