Near misses of ACR/EULAR criteria for remission: effects of patient global assessment in Boolean and index-based definitions.

@article{Studenic2012NearMO,
  title={Near misses of ACR/EULAR criteria for remission: effects of patient global assessment in Boolean and index-based definitions.},
  author={Paul Studenic and Josef S Smolen and Daniel Aletaha},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={71 10},
  pages={1702-5}
}
BACKGROUND The American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism remission criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been published recently. OBJECTIVE To quantify the proportions of patients fulfilling only three of the four Boolean criteria and the relevance of patient global assessment (PGA) in context of remission. METHODS From an observational prospective RA database the first visit of patients, fulfilling just three of the four Boolean criteria was identified… CONTINUE READING
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