Validation of a Prediction Rule for the Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Patients with Recent Onset Undifferentiated Arthritis

@inproceedings{Bedrn2013ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of a Prediction Rule for the Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Patients with Recent Onset Undifferentiated Arthritis},
  author={Zaida Bedr{\'a}n and Cristian Quiroz and Javier Gonz{\'a}lez de la Rosa and Luis Catoggio and Enrique Roberto Soriano},
  booktitle={International journal of rheumatology},
  year={2013}
}
Objectives. To validate van der Helm-van Mil score (vHvM) and new ACR/EULAR criteria for the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in patients with undifferentiated arthritis (UA). Patients and Methods. Adult patients with UA (swelling ≥2 joints of less than 6 months duration, without diagnosis, and never treated with disease modifying drugs). Results. Ninety-one patients were included. Mean age: 55.6 years (SD: 17.4), 74% females. Median symptoms duration was 2 months (IR: 1-4 months). Mean… CONTINUE READING
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