Disease activity definitions do not always identify the same patients

Definitions of disease activity are important to help define and identify appropriate treatment plans, with the aim of achieving disease remission Introduction  Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is more commonly referred to as JIA, and includes most types of arthritis seen in children. JIA is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and swelling in one […]

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Early remission or low disease activity can increase the likelihood of better outcomes

There is a link between a person’s disease activity and the worsening of their functional limitations and need for long-term orthopaedic surgery. INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints and sometimes their internal organs, causing pain and disability. It is more common in older people, and affects both men […]

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New cut-offs for the DAPSA may aid disease activity scoring

The DAPSA is a disease-specific, validated and feasible tool for the assessment of psoriatic arthritis. INTRODUCTION Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing pain and disability. The disease often causes swelling of the fingers and toes. It gets its name from the link between this type of arthritis and […]

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