Clinical and ultrasonographic remission determines different chances of relapse in early and long standing rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Peluso2011ClinicalAU,
  title={Clinical and ultrasonographic remission determines different chances of relapse in early and long standing rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Giusy Peluso and Alessandro Michelutti and Silvia Laura Bosello and Elisa Gremese and Barbara Tolusso and Gianfranco Ferraccioli},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={172-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) should aim at full remission. The aims of this study were to define: (1) how many patients reached ultrasound power Doppler (US-PD) remission in a cohort of patients with early RA (ERA) compared with longstanding RA (LSRA); (2) possible predictors of US-PD remission; and (3) how many patients with and without US-PD remission relapsed after 1 year of follow-up in ERA and LSRA. METHODS 48 patients with ERA and 46 with LSRA with disease activity… CONTINUE READING

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