The new ACR/EULAR criteria for rheumatoid arthritis can identify patients with same disease activity but less damage by ultrasound.

@article{Aydn2017TheNA,
  title={The new ACR/EULAR criteria for rheumatoid arthritis can identify patients with same disease activity but less damage by ultrasound.},
  author={Sibel Zehra Aydın and Concepci{\'o}n Castillo-Gallego and Jackie L. Nam and Jane E. Freeston and Sarah Claire Horton and Richard J Wakefield and Paul Emery},
  journal={European journal of rheumatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={
          118-121
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We aimed to compare the ultrasound findings of patients fulfilling the 1987 ACR [OLD-rheumatoid arthritis (RA)] and the new ACR/EULAR (NEW-RA) classification criteria to examine the impact of the new criteria on disease characteristics, particularly disease duration. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 2730 hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, and foot joints of 105 consecutive patients with inflammatory arthritis, i.e., 82 patients fulfilling the RA criteria (60 patients, OLD-RA; 22… CONTINUE READING

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