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2022 Sep 21

Rheumatol Ther

Remission or Not Remission, That’s the Question: Shedding Light on Remission and the Impact of Objective and Subjective Measures Reflecting Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis.


The inclusion of certain variables in remission formulas for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may give rise to discrepancies. An increase in patient global assessment (PGA), a variable showing the patient's self-evaluation of their disease activity, may alone tilt a patient out of remission when using certain remission-assessing methods. This study aimed to explore differences in remission rates among various formulas and the impact of PGA and other clinical variables on the calculation of remission.