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Early Diagnosis Of Inflammatory Arthritis By Primary Care Physicians Following Training By A Rheumatologist.


Magliah R, Hafiz W, Alahmadi Z A, Siddiqui M I, Ahmed H M, Attar S M, Janoudi N, Almoallim H
Open Access Rheumatol. 2019; 11:315-321.
PMID: 31853204.


Early diagnosis and therapeutic management of inflammatory arthritis (IA) is crucial for minimizing disease progression and improving outcomes. We recently developed the New Early Arthritis Referral Criteria to help improve the detection of suspected early IA via musculoskeletal (MSK) examination. The present study aimed to evaluate the agreement between rheumatologists and primary care physicians (PCPs) trained by rheumatologists in detecting IA when applying the standardized MSK examination techniques used to develop this criteria in a real-world setting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.