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2020 Apr

J Rheumatol



Advancing early identification of axial spondyloarthritis: An interobserver comparison of extended role practitioners and rheumatologists.


Passalent L, Hawke C, Lawson D, Omar A, Alnaqbi K, Wallis D, Steinhart H, Silverberg M, Wolman S, Derzko-Dzulynsky L, Haroon N, Inman RD
J Rheumatol. 2020 Apr; 47(4):524-530.
PMID: 31043543.


To compare clinical impression and confidence of extended role practitioners (ERPs) with rheumatologists experienced in axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) according to: 1) evaluation of patients with chronic back pain assessed for axial SpA; 2) MRI recommendation for further investigation of these patients.