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Is it time to banish composite measures for remission in RA?


Pope JE1, Michaud K2. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Mar 1. doi: 10.1002/acr.23862. [Epub ahead of print]

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1 Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, Division of Rheumatology, St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario, Canada.

2 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE and FORWARD, The National Databank for Rheumatic Diseases, Wichita, KS, USA.


In this issue of Arthritis Care & Research, Ferreira et al have studied how the patient's global assessment (PGA) impacts remission in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (1). This study calls into question the use of certain components within the ACR/EULAR Boolean definition for RA remission. They analyzed RA patients in the large METEOR database with more than 27,000 patients.