Radiographic progression is getting milder in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. Results of 3 cohorts over 5 years.

@article{Sokka2004RadiographicPI,
  title={Radiographic progression is getting milder in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. Results of 3 cohorts over 5 years.},
  author={Tuulikki Sokka and Hannu Kautiainen and Arja H{\"a}kkinen and Pekka J Hannonen},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={1073-82}
}
OBJECTIVE There is a common impression, rarely documented, that the outlook of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is different today compared to previous decades. We investigated the 5-year radiographic progression of 3 cohorts of patients with early RA enrolled in the 1980s and 1990s. METHODS Patients with early RA were enrolled into 3 separate studies in 1983-85 (n = 58; Cohort A), 1988-89 (n = 77; Cohort B), and 1995-96 (n = 62; Cohort C) at one rheumatology center; all were… CONTINUE READING

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