Is DAS28 an appropriate tool to assess remission in rheumatoid arthritis?

@article{Mkinen2005IsDA,
  title={Is DAS28 an appropriate tool to assess remission in rheumatoid arthritis?},
  author={Heidi M{\"a}kinen and Hannu J. Kautiainen and Pekka J Hannonen and Tuulikki Sokka},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 10},
  pages={
          1410-3
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To study which cut off point of DAS28 corresponds to fulfilment of the American Rheumatism Association (ARA) preliminary remission criteria, and clinical remission criteria in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS All adult patients diagnosed with RA at Jyväskylä Central Hospital 1997-98 were assessed for remission at 5 years. Remission was defined as (a) ARA remission; (b) clinical remission (defined as no tender or swollen joints and normal erythrocyte sedimentation… CONTINUE READING

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