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2019 Oct

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)



Impact of patient global assessment on achieving remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a multinational study using the METEOR database.


Ferreira RJO, Carvalho P D, Ndosi M, Duarte C, Chopra A, Murphy E, van der Heijde D, Machado PM, da Silva JAP
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Oct; 71(10):1317-1325.
PMID: 30821895.


There is an on-going debate about excluding patient global assessment (PGA) from composite and Boolean-based definitions of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remission. This study aimed at i) determining the influence of PGA on RA disease states, exploring differences across countries, and ii) understanding the association between PGA, measures of disease impact (symptoms) and markers of disease activity (inflammation).