Rheumatoid Arthritis

Assessments of the unmet need in the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Analyses from the NOR-DMARD registry

© The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Rheumatology. Objective To describe the outcomes of MTX and biologic DMARD (bDMARD) treatment in patients with RA and assess unmet needs in patients who …

Guideline recommended treatment to targets of cardiovascular risk is inadequate in patients with inflammatory joint diseases

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Objectives: Patients with inflammatory joint diseases (IJD) have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Our goal was to examine indications for, and use of, lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) and antihypertensive treatment …

Comparing the disease course of patients with seronegative and seropositive rheumatoid arthritis fulfilling the 2010 ACR/EULAR classification criteria in a treat-to-target setting: 2-year data from the ARCTIC trial

© © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2018. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. Objectives Recent studies suggest that implementation of the 2010 American College of Rheumatology …

Feasibility of cardiovascular disease risk assessments in rheumatology outpatient clinics: Experiences from the nationwide NOCAR project

© 2018 Author(s). Published by BMJ. Objective The European League Against Rheumatism recommends implementing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessments for patients with inflammatory joint diseases (IJDs) into clinical practice. Our goal was to …

Predicting achievement of the treatment targets at 6 months from 3-month response levels in rheumatoid arthritis: Data from real-life follow-up in the NOR-DMARD study

© © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2018. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. Objective When initiating a new therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), current treatment …

Calcium supplementation and inflammation increase mortality in rheumatoid arthritis: A 15-year cohort study in 609 patients from the Oslo Rheumatoid Arthritis Register

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Objective To investigate whether osteoporosis or use of calcium supplementations predict all-cause mortality, or death from CVD, in a longitudinal cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods Patients in the Oslo RA …

Cardiovascular disease risk profiles in inflammatory joint disease entities

© 2017 The Author(s). Background: Patients with inflammatory joint diseases (IJD) have increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Our aim was to compare CVD risk profiles in patients with IJD, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), axial …

Achievement of remission and low disease activity definitions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in clinical practice: Results from the Nor-Dmard study

Copyright © 2016. All rights reserved. Objective. To examine the frequency of 6 definitions for remission and 4 definitions for low disease activity (LDA) after starting a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) in patients with rheumatoid …

Development of a feasible and responsive ultrasound inflammation score for rheumatoid arthritis through a data-driven approach

© Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/. Objective To develop and validate a responsive and …

First step in the development of an ultrasound joint inflammation score for rheumatoid arthritis using a data-driven approach

© Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. Objectives To develop and validate candidate sets of joints and tendons for assessment of ultrasound (US) joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods Patients were included in one of two …