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Quantitative joint assessment in rheumatoid arthritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16273786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A count of swollen and tender joints is the most specific quantitative clinical measure to assess and monitor the status of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Many methods have been described to quantitate joint abnormalities, including scoring various numbers of joints (with or without grading of abnormality) for different types of abnormalities, including swelling, tenderness, pain on motion, limited motion, and deformity. This article reviews selected methods for the performance of joint counts, with discussion of their advantages and limitations in the assessment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Authors:
T Sokka; T Pincus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental rheumatology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0392-856X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:    2005 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-08     Completed Date:  2006-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308521     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Rheumatol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S58-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 203 Oxford House, Box 5, Nashville, TN 37232-4500, USA. t.sokka@vanderbilt.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnosis*,  physiopathology*
Humans
Joints / pathology*,  physiopathology*
Rheumatology / methods*
Severity of Illness Index*

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