European multicentre study to define disease activity criteria for systemic sclerosis. II. Identification of disease activity variables and development of preliminary activity indexes.

@article{Valentini2001EuropeanMS,
  title={European multicentre study to define disease activity criteria for systemic sclerosis. II. Identification of disease activity variables and development of preliminary activity indexes.},
  author={Giulia Valentini and Alessandra Della Rossa and Stefano Bombardieri and Walter Bencivelli and Alan Jonathan Silman and Salvatore D'angelo and Marco Matucci Cerinic and Jill F. F. Belch and Carol Mary Black and P Bruhlmann and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Czirj{\'a}k and Amalia De Luca and Alexandros A Drosos and Clodoveo Ferri and Armando Gabrielli and Roberto Giacomelli and Gilles Hayem and Murat Inanç and N. J. McHugh and Hanne Troest Nielsen and Mara Rosada and Rafaella Scorza and Jiř{\'i} {\vS}tork and Andrzej Sysa and Frank H. J. van den Hoogen and P J Vlachoyiannopoulos},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={592-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop criteria for disease activity in systemic sclerosis (SSc) that are valid, reliable, and easy to use. METHODS Investigators from 19 European centres completed a standardised clinical chart for a consecutive number of patients with SSc. Three protocol management members blindly evaluated each chart and assigned a disease activity score… CONTINUE READING