Presence of comorbidity affects both treatment strategies and outcomes in disease activity, physical function, and quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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To clarify the impact of comorbidities on treatment strategies and outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using a large observational RA cohort, the presence of comorbidities was assessed using the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI). Changes in medication, disease activity by Disease Activity Score-28 joint count (DAS28) over 6 months, disability… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10067-014-2750-8

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@article{Nakajima2014PresenceOC, title={Presence of comorbidity affects both treatment strategies and outcomes in disease activity, physical function, and quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis}, author={Ayako Nakajima and Eisuke Inoue and Yoko Shimizu and Akiko Kobayashi and Kumi Shidara and Naoki Sugimoto and Yohei Seto and Eiichi Tanaka and Atsuo Taniguchi and Shigeki Momohara and Hisashi Yamanaka}, journal={Clinical Rheumatology}, year={2014}, volume={34}, pages={441-449} }