The relation of hand functions with radiological damage and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis

@article{Birtane2007TheRO,
  title={The relation of hand functions with radiological damage and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Murat Birtane and Derya Demirbağ Kabayel and Kaan Uzunca and Ercument Unlu and Nurettin Taştekin},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2007},
  volume={28},
  pages={407-412}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate specifically the correlation of hand functions determined by Duruoz hand index (DHI) with radiological findings and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Forty-eight RA patients were evaluated with DHI questionnaire, disease activity score (DAS) 28 and modified Larsen scoring method. Correlation between DAS-28 and DHI was assessed in all the patients. Mean DHI scores were compared between patients in remission (DAS-28 < 2.6) and… CONTINUE READING

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