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Influence of prognostic features on the final outcome in rheumatoid arthritis: a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3068804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The literature on prognostic features on the final outcome in RA is reviewed. It is generally agreed that female sex and a positive RF are variables indicating a poor prognosis. Longstanding increased ESR and CRP values, decreased Hb, or the appearance of subcutaneous nodules are indicators of a less favorable clinical course. No conclusions can be drawn regarding other factors due to the incomplete and heterogeneous study designs.
D M van der Heijde; P L van Riel; M H van Rijswijk; L B van de Putte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0049-0172     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Arthritis Rheum.     Publication Date:  1988 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-18     Completed Date:  1989-04-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306053     Medline TA:  Semin Arthritis Rheum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  284-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / therapy*
Blood Sedimentation
C-Reactive Protein / analysis
HLA Antigens / analysis
Hemoglobins / analysis
Middle Aged
Rheumatoid Factor / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/HLA Antigens; 0/Hemoglobins; 9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein; 9009-79-4/Rheumatoid Factor

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