Minimal disease activity for rheumatoid arthritis: a preliminary definition.

@article{Wells2005MinimalDA,
  title={Minimal disease activity for rheumatoid arthritis: a preliminary definition.},
  author={George A Wells and Maarten Boers and Beverley Shea and Peter M Brooks and Leonard S. Simon and C. Vibeke Strand and Dr. D. Aletaha and JenniferJ. Anderson and Claire Bombardier and Maxime R Dougados and Paul Emery and David T. Felson and Jaap Fransen and Dan E. Furst and Johanna Maria Wilhelmina Hazes and Kent Robert Johnson and John R Kirwan and Robert B. M. Landew{\'e} and Marissa Nichole Lassere and Kaleb D Michaud and Maria E Suarez-Almazor and AlanJ. Silman and D{\'e}sir{\'e}e Mfm van der Heijde and Piet L.C.M. van Riel and Frederick Wolfe and Peter Tugwell},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 10},
  pages={
          2016-24
        }
}
Agreement on response criteria in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has allowed better standardization and interpretation of clinical trial reports. With recent advances in therapy, the proportion of patients achieving a satisfactory state of minimal disease activity (MDA) is becoming a more important measure with which to compare different treatment strategies. The threshold for MDA is between high disease activity and remission and, by definition, anyone in remission will also be in MDA. True… CONTINUE READING

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