Mortality in rheumatoid arthritis: relationship to single and composite measures of disease activity.

@article{Chehata2001MortalityIR,
  title={Mortality in rheumatoid arthritis: relationship to single and composite measures of disease activity.},
  author={J C Chehata and Andrew B. Hassell and Sophie A. Clarke and Derek L. Mattey and M A Jones and Paul W Jones and Peter T. Dawes},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={
          447-52
        }
}
  • J C Chehata, Andrew B. Hassell, +4 authors Peter T. Dawes
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by a variable course of remissions and relapses. Single measures of disease activity at only one point in time may not reflect the overall control of disease activity. OBJECTIVE The aim was to determine (i) the predictive value of 20 baseline demographic and disease variables on mortality, and (ii) the relationship between serial measures of the Stoke index (SI; a validated index of disease activity in RA) and… CONTINUE READING

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