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Anti-TNF therapy improves hand function in rheumatoid arthritis within 3 months

Abstract:
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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University of Oxford
Department:
Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Volume:
51
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Supplement: 3
Pages:
136-136
Publication date:
2012-05-05
EISSN:
1462-0332
ISSN:
1462-0324
URN:
uuid:bf97db05-9bff-4c21-9dc3-87b6458da6f0
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458052
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pubs:458052

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