The clinical and research significance of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate.

@article{Wolfe1994TheCA,
  title={The clinical and research significance of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate.},
  author={Frederick J Wolfe and Katarzyna Michaud},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1994},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={1227-37}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine normal limits for erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) in rheumatology clinics based on observations from patients with noninflammatory disorders (NID); to determine the proportion of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) excluded from clinical trials because of elevated ESR; to determine the proportion of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) meeting ESR criteria for remission, clinical activity, and eligibility for clinical trials; and finally, to explain elevations of… CONTINUE READING
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