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Early rheumatoid arthritis in African-Americans: the CLEAR Registry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14969066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
African-Americans have been under-represented in genetic studies of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) susceptibility and severity. Genetic and non-genetic factors influencing the radiographic severity of RA and its response to treatment are poorly understood, particularly in African-Americans. The Consortium for the Longitudinal Evaluation of African-Americans with early RA (CLEAR) Registry, a collaborative effort among four institutions in the southeast USA, will hopefully provide a useful resource to study these issues.
S L Bridges; L B Hughes; T R Mikuls; G Howard; H K Tiwari; G S Alarcón; J M McNicholl; L W Moreland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental rheumatology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0392-856X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-18     Completed Date:  2004-03-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308521     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Rheumatol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S138-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, Division of Clinical Immu-nology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 415 Lyons-Harrison Research Building, 701 19th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0007, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / genetics*
Age Distribution
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnosis,  ethnology*,  genetics*
Attitude to Health / ethnology
Middle Aged
Pain Measurement
Range of Motion, Articular
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Distribution
United States / epidemiology

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