Compression test (Gaenslen's squeeze test) positivity, joint tenderness, and disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Wiesinger2013CompressionT,
  title={Compression test (Gaenslen's squeeze test) positivity, joint tenderness, and disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Tanja Wiesinger and Josef S Smolen and Daniel Aletaha and Tanja A Stamm},
  journal={Arthritis care & research},
  year={2013},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={653-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Gaenslen's test (GT) positivity is characterized by tenderness upon lateral compression (squeezing) of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) or metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints. We aimed to assess the factors related to a positive GT and to explore differences in disease activity between GT-positive and -negative patients. METHODS The GT was performed routinely in outpatients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In total, 229 patients had a positive GT (GT-positive group). To this group, we… CONTINUE READING
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