Anti-TNF therapy improves hand function in rheumatoid arthritis within 3 months
Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis affecting 1% of the population worldwide. It is estimated that hands and wrists are affected in 80-90% of patients with RA, resulting in pain and reduced ability to use the hands for everyday activities thus impacting on quality of life. Anti-TNF therapy has revolutionized RA treatment but its effect on hand function has not been recorded to date using specific measures. The Health Assessment Questionna... Expand abstract
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