Respiratory symptoms and disease characteristics as predictors of pulmonary function abnormalities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: an observational cohort study

@inproceedings{Pappas2010RespiratorySA,
  title={Respiratory symptoms and disease characteristics as predictors of pulmonary function abnormalities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: an observational cohort study},
  author={Dimitrios Pappas and Jon T. Giles and Geoffrey R Connors and Noah Lechtzin and Joan M. Bathon and Sonye K Danoff},
  booktitle={Arthritis research & therapy},
  year={2010}
}
INTRODUCTION Lung involvement is a common extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that confers significant morbidity and mortality. The objective of the present study is to assess which respiratory symptoms and patient and disease characteristics are most highly associated with pulmonary function test (PFT) abnormalities in an RA patient cohort without clinical cardiovascular disease. METHODS A total of 159 individuals with RA and without clinically evident cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING

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