Rheumatoid Arthritis

Involvement of the multidisciplinary team and outcomes in inpatient rehabilitation among patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease

© 2016 Uhlig et al. Background: The last decades have for patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases seen a shift towards more physically active rehabilitation programs, often provided as out-patients with less use of inpatient facilities. There …

Involvement of the multidisciplinary team and outcomes in inpatient rehabilitation among patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational health

© 2016 Uhlig et al. Background: The last decades have for patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases seen a shift towards more physically active rehabilitation programs, often provided as out-patients with less use of inpatient facilities. There …

Predictive value of arterial stiffness and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis for cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Copyright © 2016. All rights reserved. Objective.We evaluated the predictive value of these vascular biomarkers for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA): aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV), augmentation index …

The association of hypertension with asymptomatic cardiovascular organ damage in rheumatoid arthritis

© 2016 Informa UK Ltd, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Background: The association of hypertension with asymptomatic cardiovascular organ damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been little studied by echocardiography. Methods: …

Disease activity and left ventricular structure in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Rheumatology. All rights reserved. Objective. Increased left ventricular (LV) wall thickness/internal diameter ratio (relative wall thickness) was recently …

Determining a magnetic resonance imaging inflammatory activity acceptable state without subsequent radiographic progression in rheumatoid arthritis: Results from a followup MRI Study of 254 patients in clinical remission or low disease activity

Objective. To assess the predictive value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-detected subclinical inflammation for subsequent radiographic progression in a longitudinal study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical remission or low …

Carotid plaque characteristics and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis

Objective. Carotid plaques (CP) are predictive of acute coronary syndrome in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting that atherosclerotic plaques in these patients are vulnerable. The objective of our study was to characterize …