Is it possible to predict radiological damage in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? A report on the occurrence, progression, and prognostic factors of radiological erosions over the first 3 years in 866 patients from the Early RA Study (ERAS).

@article{Dixey2004IsIP,
  title={Is it possible to predict radiological damage in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? A report on the occurrence, progression, and prognostic factors of radiological erosions over the first 3 years in 866 patients from the Early RA Study (ERAS).},
  author={Jonathon Dixey and Csilla Solymossy and Adam Young},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology. Supplement},
  year={2004},
  volume={69},
  pages={48-54}
}
Our aim was to assess the occurrence, progression, and prognostic features for radiological damage in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We recruited an inception cohort of patients from rheumatology departments in 9 hospitals beginning in 1986. Standard clinical and laboratory assessments and radiographs of hands and feet were made at baseline and yearly, and scored using Larsen's method. The study included 866 patients with radiographic scores at baseline and at 3 years, of whom 279 (32%) had… CONTINUE READING

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