Definition of treatment response in rheumatoid arthritis based on the simplified and the clinical disease activity index.

@article{Aletaha2012DefinitionOT,
  title={Definition of treatment response in rheumatoid arthritis based on the simplified and the clinical disease activity index.},
  author={Daniel Aletaha and Jose Martinez-Avila and Tore Kristian Kvien and Josef S Smolen},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={71 7},
  pages={1190-6}
}
BACKGROUND The simplified disease activity index (SDAI) and the clinical disease activity index (CDAI) are established instruments to measure disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To date, no validated response definitions for the SDAI and CDAI are available. OBJECTIVE The authors aimed to define minor, moderate and major response criteria for the SDAI. METHODS The authors used data from two clinical trials on infliximab versus methotrexate in early (ASPIRE) or established (ATTRACT… CONTINUE READING

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