Health Disparities Among Hispanics With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Delay in Presentation to Rheumatologists Contributes to Later Diagnosis and Treatment

Published on Jun 1, 2019in Jcr-journal of Clinical Rheumatology1.897
路 DOI :10.1097/rhu.0000000000001085
Mariam Riad1
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Daniel P. Dunham + 5 AuthorsIsabel Castrejon12
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ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to evaluate referral and treatment delays by ethnicity/race in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated at an academic rheumatology center.MethodsWe reviewed the medical records of all RA patients evaluated at an outpatient clinic between 2011 and 2016 to id
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Abstract Established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a term used to distinguish patients with longer disease duration versus early RA or undifferentiated arthritis that may progress to RA. Although, there is no uniform definition for early disease, a cut-off of 2 years is used in most clinical trials and observational studies. In the evaluation of established RA, clinicians should incorporate a comprehensive set of measures addressing: (1) disease activity, especially inflammation that may benefit ...