The Simplified Disease Activity Index and Clinical Disease Activity Index to monitor patients in standard clinical care.

@article{Aletaha2009TheSD,
  title={The Simplified Disease Activity Index and Clinical Disease Activity Index to monitor patients in standard clinical care.},
  author={Daniel Aletaha and Josef S Smolen},
  journal={Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={759-72, viii}
}
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity plays a central role in causing disability directly and via indirect effects mediated through joint damage, a major sequel of persistent active disease. Evaluation of RA disease activity is therefore important to predict the outcome and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions during follow-up. However, disease activity assessment is among the greatest challenges in the care of patients with RA. The authors regard measurement of activity as an… CONTINUE READING

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