International multicenter psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis reliability trial for the assessment of skin, joints, nails, and dactylitis.

@article{Chandran2009InternationalMP,
  title={International multicenter psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis reliability trial for the assessment of skin, joints, nails, and dactylitis.},
  author={Vinod Kumar Mozhikunnam Chandran and Alice Gottlieb and Richard J. Cook and Kristina Callis Duffin and A Garg and Philip Helliwell and Arthur J Kavanaugh and Gerald G. Krueger and Richard B. Langley and Charles W. Lynde and Neil McHugh and Philip J Mease and Ignazio Olivieri and Proton Rahman and Cheryl F. Rosen and Carlo Salvarani and Diamant Thaçi and Sergio M A Toloza and Maxine Yat Wing Wong and Qian M. Zhou and Dafna D Gladman},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2009},
  volume={61 9},
  pages={1235-42}
}
OBJECTIVE Clinical trials in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) involve assessment of the skin and joints. This study aimed to determine whether assessment of the skin and joints in patients with PsA by rheumatologists and dermatologists is reproducible. METHODS Ten rheumatologists and 9 dermatologists from 7 countries met for a combined physical examination exercise to assess 20 PsA patients (11 men, mean age 51 years, mean PsA duration 11 years). Each physician assessed 10 patients… CONTINUE READING

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