Prevalence and management of rheumatoid arthritis in the general population of Greece--the ESORDIG study.

@article{Andrianakos2006PrevalenceAM,
  title={Prevalence and management of rheumatoid arthritis in the general population of Greece--the ESORDIG study.},
  author={Alexandros A Andrianakos and Panagiotis Trontzas and Fotis Christoyannis and Evaggelia Kaskani and Zouboulio Nikolia and Elpiniki Tavaniotou and Athanasios I Georgountzos and Petros Krachtis},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 12},
  pages={1549-54}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence and management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the general adult population of Greece. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted on the total adult population (> or =19 yrs old) of seven communities (8,547 subjects), and on 2,100 out of 5,686 randomly selected subjects in two additional communities. The study, based on a standardized questionnaire and clinical evaluation and laboratory investigation when necessary, was carried out by rheumatologists… CONTINUE READING