Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Aspects: Clinical Features of Rheumatoid Arthritis; Disease Severity; Outcomes Research and Metrology

Session Type: ACR Abstract Submissions
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Hall F2 - Poster Hall (McCormick Place West)
Papers:
Chronic Kidney Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Cynthia S. Crowson, LaTonya Hickson, Sherine E. Gabriel, James T. McCarthy and Eric L. Matteson, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Increased Activity of the platelet glycoprotein (GP) VI pathway in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Paul A. MacMullan1, Eimear Dunne2, Anne M. Madigan1, Michael C. Berndt2, Robert K. Andrews3, Elizabeth E. Gardiner3, Dermot Kenny2 and G M. McCarthy1, 1Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin 7, Ireland, 2RCSI, Dublin 2, Ireland, 3Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Comparison of Respiratory Function in Patients with Inflammatory Polyarthritis and the General Population in the United Kingdom
Suzanne MM Verstappen1, Mark Lunt1, Robert N. Luben2, Jackie Chipping3, Nick Wareham2, Kay-Tee Khaw2, Ian N. Bruce1 and Deborah PM Symmons1, 1Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit, The University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 3Norfolk Arthritis Register, School of Medicine Health Policy and Practice Faculty of Health UEA, Norwich, United Kingdom
C-Reactive Protein Associated with Depression in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Mary E. Margaretten, Laura J. Julian, Vladimir Chernitskiy, Jonathan D. Graf, Patricia P. Katz, John B. Imboden and Edward H. Yelin, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Using Genome-wide single Nucleotide polymorphism analysis to Investigate the Possibility of the CYB5R Gene Promoting Interstitial Pneumonia in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Takeshi Nakamura1, Satoru Koyano2, Keiko Funahashi2, Takafumi Hagiwara1, Takako Miura1, Kosuke Okuda3, Akira Sagawa4, Takeo Sakurai5, Hiroaki Matsuno6, Tomomaro Izumihara7, Eisuke Shono8 and Tsukasa Matsubara9, 1Matsubara mayflower hospital, Kato, Japan, 2Research Institute of Joint Diseases, Kobe, Japan, 3Matsubara Mayflower Hospital, Kato, Japan, 4Sagawa Akira Rheumatology Clinic, Sapporo, Japan, 5Inoue Hospital, Takasaki, Japan, 6Matsuno Clinic for Rheumatic Diseases, Toyama, Japan, 7Izumihara Rheumatic and Medical Clinic, Kagoshima, Japan, 8Shono Rheumatology Clinic, Fukuoka, Japan, 9Matsubara Mayflower Hospital, Kato-shi HYOGO-KEN, Japan
Contraception Use in Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Megan E. B. Clowse, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Eliza F. Chakravarty, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Karen H. Costenbader, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, Christina Chambers, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Frederick Wolfe, National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases, Wichita, KS and Kaleb Michaud, National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
Ethnic Minority Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium: A Clinical Registry of Minority Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gail S. Kerr1, Yvonne R. S. Sherrer2, Raj G. Nair3, Edward L. Treadwell4, Angelia D. Mosley-Williams5, Asia M. Mubashir6, Luis R. Espinoza7, Jeffrey Huang6, Christopher Swearingen8 and Yusuf Yazici9, 1Washington DC VAMC and Georgetown University and Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2Centre Rheum Immunol Arthritis, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, 4E Carolina Univ Sch of Med, Greenville, NC, 5John Dingell VAMC, Detroit, MI, 6Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, 7LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, 8University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 9Division of Rheumatology, New York University School of Medicine and NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
Impact of Health Literacy on Treatment Adherence and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Maria F. Marengo1, Michael A. Kallen1, Sofia De Achaval2, Vanessa Cox1, Araceli Garcia3, Marsha Richardson4 and Maria E. Suarez-Almazor5, 1UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2U.T. MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 3UT MD Anderson, Houston, 4UT MD Anderson, Houston, TX, 5University of Texas. M.D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is Associated with Increased Mortality in Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty
Kaleb D. Michaud1, Edward Fehringer2, Kevin Garvin2, James R. O'Dell3 and Ted R. Mikuls3, 1National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases & University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 3Omaha VA and University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Sex Differences in Cytokine Response of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Melissa A. Wells, John M. Davis III, Keith L. Knutson, Michael A. Strausbauch, Cynthia S. Crowson, Terry M. Therneau and Sherine E. Gabriel, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Anemia Is An Independent Indicator of Disease Progression In Rheumatoid Arthritis
Burkhard Moller1, Doris Wisler1, Frauke Foerger1, Peter M. Villiger1 and Axel Finckh2, 1Inselspital-University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland, 2University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Assesment of Physical Activity by Accelerometry: Relationship Between Physical Function and Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Vanesa Hernandez-Hernandez1, Esmeralda Delgado-Frías1, Ivan Ferraz-Amaro1, Jose A. Garcia-Dopico2, Lilian Medina2, Inmaculada Alonso1, M.Teresa Arce-Franco1, M. Jesus Dominguez-Luis3 and Federico Diaz-Gonzalez1, 1Rheumatology Service, La Laguna, Spain, 2Central Laboratory, La Laguna, Spain, 3Hospital Universitario de Canarias, La Laguna, Spain
Gender Differences in Disease Characteristics in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Psoriasis: Evidence for a Greater Symptomatic Burden in Females
N. Lesuis1, R. Befrits2, Filippa Nyberg3 and R. F. van Vollenhoven2, 1Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, 3Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Early Rheumatoid Arthritis in Latin America. Low Socioeconomic Status Relates to High Disease Activity At Baseline
Loreto Massardo, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago 114-D, Chile, Bernardo A. Pons-Estel, Hospital Provincial, Rosario, Argentina, Mario H. Cardiel, Hospital General "Dr. Miguel Silva", Morelia, Mexico, Claudio Galarza-Maldonado, Hospital Monte Sinai , BIOMAB IPS, Cuenca, Ecuador, Mónica P. Sacnun, Hosp. Provincial, Rosario, Argentina, Enrique R. Soriano, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ieda Laurindo, Universidade de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Eduardo M. Acevedo-Vásquez, Hospital Nacional “Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen”, Lima, Peru, Carlo V. Caballero-Uribe, Continential Med Ctr, Barranquilla, Colombia, Oslando Padilla, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, Marlene Guibert-Toledano, Centro de Investigaciones Médico Quirúrgicas, Habana, Ciudad Habana, Cuba, Rubén A. Montufar Guardado, Instituto Salvadoreño del Seguro Social, San Salvador, El Salvador, Sergio H. Jacobelli, Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile and Daniel E. Furst, UCLA Medical School, Los Angeles, CA
Forefoot Plantar Pressure and Gait Characteristic of Patients with Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Case-Control Study
Sze Man Lau1, Chi Chiu Mok2, Chi Hung To2 and Wing Yuk Ip3, 1Pok Oi Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 3University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The Effect of Patient Reported Pain on Disability Is Partially Mediated Through Depression in Vulnerable United States Hispanics with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Soha Dolatabadi1, Rosalinda C. Moran2, Galen Cook-Wiens1, Ning Li1, Michael H. Weisman3, Perry M. Nicassio4 and George A. Karpouzas5, 1Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Carson, CA, 3Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 4UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 5Harbor-UCLA, Torrance, CA
The Public Health Impact of Risk Factors for Physical Inactivity in Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Jungwha Lee1, Dorothy D. Dunlop2, Linda S. Ehrlich-Jones3, Pamela A. Semanik4, Jing Song2, Larry Manheim2 and Rowland W. Chang1, 1Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2Northwestern Univ Med School, Chicago, IL, 3Rehabilitation Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL, 4Rehabilitation Institute Chicago, Oak Park, IL
Aldosterone Is Not Increased in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Michelle J. Ormseth, Margaret Randels, Annette M. Oeser, Joseph F. Solus and C. Michael Stein, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Clinical Characterization of Extensive Interstitial Lung Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Masaomi Yamasaki, Yoshiteru Haga, Makoto Inoue, Kumiko Tonooka and Naooki Katsuyama, St Marianna University, Yokohama City Seibu Hospital, Yokohama, Japan
Lobular Panniculitis: A Characteristic Skin Manifestation in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Takehiko Ogawa, Takehisa Ogura, Kana Ogawa, Ayako Hirata and Norihide Hayashi, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
Low Levels of Vitamin D Level Are Associated with Greater Disease Activity and Disability in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Uzma J. Haque, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Kevin R. Fontaine, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Clifton O. Bingham, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and Susan J. Bartlett, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Predictors of Assymetric Dimethyl Arginine in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Theodoros Dimitroulas1, Aamer Sandoo1, Jet JJCS Veldhuijzen van Zanten2, Jacqueline P. Smith1, George Metsios1, Peter Nightingale3, Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou1 and George Kitas1, 1Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands, UK, Dudley, United Kingdom, 2School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, Dudley, United Kingdom, 3Dudley, United Kingdom
Disease Activity Levels and Treatment Patterns Amongst Ethnic Minority Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium Patients
Yusuf Yazici1, Christopher Swearingen2, Yvonne R. S. Sherrer3, Raj G. Nair4, Edward L. Treadwell5, Angelia D. Mosley-Williams6, Luis R. Espinoza7, Asia M. Mubashir8, Jeffrey Huang8 and Gail S. Kerr9, 1Division of Rheumatology, New York University School of Medicine and NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY, 2University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 3Centre Rheum Immunol Arthritis, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 4Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC, DC, 5E Carolina Univ Sch of Med, Greenville, NC, 6John Dingell VAMC, Detroit, MI, 7LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, 8Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, 9Washington DC VAMC and Georgetown University and Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
The Impact of Morning Stiffness on Quality of Life in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
Karin Britsemmer and Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Jan van Breemen Research Institute / Reade, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in African Americans with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ashutosh Tamhane1, Gerald McGwin1, David T. Redden1, Elizabeth Brown2, Andrew Westfall1, Richard J. Reynolds1, Laura B. Hughes1, Doyt L. Conn3, Beth L. Jonas4, Edwin A. Smith5, Richard D. Brasington6, Larry W. Moreland7, S. Louis Bridges Jr.8 and Leigh F. Callahan9, 1University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2Univ of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham, AL, 3Emory Univ School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 4University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 5Med Univ of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 6Washington Univ School of Med, St. Louis, MO, 7University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 8Marguerite Jones Harbert-Gene V. Ball, MD Professor of Medicine, and Director, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 9University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Effect of Treatment of Hypogonadism On Rheumatoid Arthritis In Male Veterans
Farah Mahmood, Robert W. McMurray and Dannette S. Johnson, G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center and University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
Extra-Articular Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis in An Ethnically Diverse Cohort: Prevalence and Clinical Associations
Nicole C. Richman1, Jinoos Yazdany1, Jonathan D. Graf2, Vladimir Chernitskiy1 and John B. Imboden3, 1University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2Univ of Calif-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 3University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Frequency and Clinical Characteristics of Osteoporosis in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis − a Comparison with Healthy Subjects
Seung Geun Lee1, Young Eun Park1, Seong Hu Park2, Sung Il Kim3, Seung Hoon Baek4, Geun Tae Kim5, Joung Wook Lee6 and Jun Hee Lee7, 1Pusan Nationl University Hospital, Busan, South Korea, 2Pusan, South Korea, 3PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, Busan, South Korea, 4PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY YANGSAN HOSPITAL, Yangsan, South Korea, 5Kosin University Gopsel Hospital, Pusan, South Korea, 6Busan st. Mary's Medical Center, Busan, South Korea, 7Ilsin Christian Hospital, Pusan, South Korea
Low Vitamin D in Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Associated with Significant Limitations in Social Functioning
Susan J. Bartlett, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Kevin R. Fontaine, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Clifton O. Bingham, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and Uzma J. Haque, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Ocular Complication and Its Association with Disease Characteristics and Treatment Responses in a Cohort of 295 Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Zejin Zhu1, Paul Maranian2 and Harold E. Paulus1, 1University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2University of California, Los Angeles
Role of Body Composition Phenotypes and Adiposity in Disease Activity, Endothelial Dysfunction and Radiological Damage in RA Patients
Esmeralda Delgado-Frías1, Vanesa Hernandez-Hernandez1, Ivan Ferraz-Amaro1, Jose A. Garcia-Dopico2, Lilian Medina2, Antonieta Gonzalez-Diaz3, Maria A. Gomez- Rodriguez-Bethencourt3, Jose Ramon Muñiz4, Ana I. Rodriguez-Vargas1, M. Jesus Dominguez-Luis1, M.Teresa Arce-Franco1, M. Angeles Gantes-Mora1 and Federico Diaz-Gonzalez1, 1Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, La Laguna, Spain, 2Servicio de Laboratorio Central, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, La Laguna, Spain, 3Servicio de Medicina Nuclear, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Spain, 4Resonancia Magnética. IMETISA. Hospital Universitario de Canarias
Ultrasound Screening for Intestinal Lung Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sonja Kielhauser1, Florentine Fuerst1, Kerstin Brickmann1, Peter Zechner2, Norbert J. Tripolt3 and Winfried B. Graninger4, 1Med Univ Klinik Graz, Graz, Austria, 2Cardiology, Graz, Austria, 3Diabetology, Graz, Austria, 4Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
Genetic Predisposition of the Severity of Joint Destruction in Rheumatoid Arthritis; A Population Based Study.
R. Knevel1, Gerður Gröndal2, Tom W.J. Huizinga1, A. Willemien Visser1, Helgi Jónsson2, Arnór Víkingsson2, Árni Jón Geirsson2, Kristjan Steinsson2 and Annette H.M. van der Helm-van Mil1, 1Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands, 2Department of Rheumatology, Landspítali, National University Hospital Center for Rheumatology Research, Reykjavik, Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Longitudinal Determinants of Disability in Vulnerable United States Hispanics with Rheumatoid Arthritis
George A. Karpouzas1, Soha Dolatabadi2, Ning Li2, Rosalinda C. Moran3, Perry M. Nicassio4 and Michael H. Weisman5, 1Harbor-UCLA, Torrance, CA, 2Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 3Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Carson, CA, 4UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 5Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Smoking Impact on Radiographic Progression in An Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Cohort
Virginia Ruiz-Esquide1, Jose Alfredo Gomez Puerta2, S. Cabrera1, J. D. Cañete3, M. V. Hernandez2, Eduard Graell4, Guadalupe Ercilla1, Odette Viñas1, M. J. Gómara5, Isabel Haro5 and Raimon Sanmarti2, 1Hospital Clinic of Barcelona., Barcelona, Spain, 2Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 3Hospital Clínic de Barcelona,, Barcelona, Spain, 4Hospital Parc Tauli, Sabadell, Spain, 5IQAC-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
Environmental and Genetic Contributions to Disease Severity in North American Natives with Early Inflammatory arthritis 
Carol A. Hitchon, Christine A. Peschken, Trevor Mailley, Jillian Dooley, Peter Nickerson and Hani S. El-Gabalawy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Discrepancies Between Expert Reading and Standard Radiograph Report in Identifying Boney Erosions and Joint Space Narrowing in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Veterans Affairs Rheumatoid Arthritis Registry
Maria P. Martes1, Alan Erickson2, Ted R. Mikuls3, Alyse D. Mann4, Liron Caplan5, Dannette S. Johnson6, J. Steuart Richards7, Gail S. Kerr7, Andreas M. Reimold8 and Grant W. Cannon1, 1Salt Lake City VA and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2Omaha VA and University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 3Omaha VA and University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, 4Denver VA and University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 5Denver VA and University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, 6Jackson VA and University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 7Washington DC VAMC and Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 8Dallas VA and University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Function (HAQ) and Disease Activity (DAS) Varies by Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Status in Early Inflammatory Arthritis (EIA) with Stronger Associations in RF Positive Patients: Results From the CATCH Cohort
Tristan Boyd, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Vivian Bykerk, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, Gilles Boire, CHUS - Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, QC, Carol A. Hitchon, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, J. Carter Thorne, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Newmarket, ON, Edward Keystone, Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Boulos Haraoui, Institut de Rhumatologie, Montreal, QC, Diane S. Ferland, LaSalle, QC, Janet E. Pope, St. Joseph's Health Care, University of Western Ontario, London, ON and CATCH Investigators, Toronto, ON
Progression of Joint Damage in a Rheumatoid Arthritis Cohort: Role of the HLA-DRB1 Shared Epitope
Jose Felix Restrepo1, Inmaculada del Rincon1, Daniel F. Battafarano2 and Agustin Escalante1, 1University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 2Brooke Army Medical Ctr, San Antonio, TX
Comparison of the Patient-Based Routine Assessment of Patient Index 3 in Usual Care of Rheumatoid Arthritis to the Physician-Based Disease Activity Score-28 Joint Count and Clinical Disease Activity Index
Daniel Lupash1, Aarat M. Patel2, Christine L. Amity3, Lynne M. Frydrych3, Derek Sippel3, Donald M. Jones3, Danielle Goudeau3, Heather Eng4, David Kyle4, Melissa Saul4, G.K. Balasubramani4, Daniel H. Solomon5, Stephen R. Wisniewski4, Larry W. Moreland1 and Marc C. Levesque3, 1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Univ of Pittsburgh Med Ctr / Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, 3Univ of Pittsburgh Med Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA, 4Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 5Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Application of Ultrasound to Treat to Target Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis  - Multicentre International Observational Experience
Sibel Aydin1, Maya H. Buch2, Sarah Horton3, Kei Ikeda4, Annamaria Iagnocco5, Marwin Gutierrez6, Walter Grassi7, Esperanza Naredo8, Eugenio De Miguel9, Lene Terslev10, Marina Backhaus11, Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino12, Alberto Batticciotto2, Zunaid Karim2, Richard J. Wakefield13 and Paul Emery14, 1Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, 2Leeds institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds and NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Disease Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, United Kingdom, 3Leeds institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds and NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Disease Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, United Kingdom, 4Chiba University Hospital, Chiba, Japan, 5Uni, Jesi, Italy, 6Sapienza Universita di Roma, Rome, Italy, 7Università Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi, Italy, 8Hosptial Universitario Severo Ochoa, Madrid, Spain, 9La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain, 10The Parker Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, 11Charite University Hospital, Berlin, Germany, 12Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines University- APHP, Ambroise-Paré Hospital, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 13Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds and NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, United Kingdom, 14Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom
Assessing the Individual Joint in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Valid Detection of Synovitis in the MTP Joint Warrants Ultrasound Examination
Matthias Witt1, Felix Mueller1, Axel Nigg1, Christiane Reindl2, Hendrik Schulze-Koops2 and Mathias Grunke1, 1University of Munich, Munich, Germany, 2Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Med. Poliklinik, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Quantifying the Contributors to Global Assessment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity by the Patient and the Physician
Paul Studenic1, Josef Smolen2 and Daniel Aletaha1, 1Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2Medical University of Vienna and Hietzing Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Validity and Reliability Problems with Patient Global As a Component of the American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism Remission Criteria
Karim R. Masri1, Frederick Wolfe2, Timothy S. Shaver3, Shadi H. Shahouri4, Shirley Y. Wang4, James D. Anderson5 and Ruth E. Busch6, 1Wichita, KS, 2National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases, Wichita, KS, 3Arthritis & Rheum Clinics KS, Wichita, KS, 4Arthritis & Rheum Clinic of KS, Wichita, KS, 5Arthritis & Rheum Clinics KS, Leawood, KS, 6Arthritis & Rheum Clinic, Wichita, KS
Changes and Sex Differences in Patient Reported Outcomes in Rheumatoid Factor Positive RA – Results From a Community Based Study
Korosh Hekmat, Lennart TH Jacobsson, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Ylva Lindroth and Carl Turesson, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden
Assessment of Foot Structure in Rheumatoid Arthritis by a Foot Digitizer Reveals Marked Deformities, Even in the Absence of Radiographic Erosions
Sophie De Mits1, Dirk De Clercq1, Jim Woodburn2, Philip Roosen1 and Dirk Elewaut3, 1Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 2Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 3Gent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
Comparison of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Characteristics From Randomized Controlled Trials to a Registry Designed for Rheumatoid Arthritis Comparative Effectiveness Research
Aarat M. Patel1, Christine L. Amity2, Lynne M. Frydrych2, Derek Sippel2, Donald Jones2, Danielle Goudeau2, Heather Eng3, David Kyle3, Melissa Saul3, Daniel Hal Solomon4, Stephen R. Wisniewski3, Larry W. Moreland5 and Marc C. Levesque2, 1Univ of Pittsburgh Med Ctr / Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Univ of Pittsburgh Med Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA, 3Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 4Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston, MA, 5University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
The Accuracy of Patient Reported Current and Past Medications Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis in An Academic Institutional Registry
Sergio Schwartzman1, Dana E. Orange2 and Stephen L. Lyman1, 1Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2Hospital for Special Surgery, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Discordant Autoantibodies and Clinical Outcomes In Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dannette S. Johnson1, Alan Erickson2, Grant W. Cannon3, Gail S. Kerr4, Liron Caplan5, Andreas M. Reimold6, John S. Richards4, Pascale Schwab7, Deana M. Lazaro8, Nasim A. Khan9, Bogdan Cherascu10 and Ted R. Mikuls11, 1G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA and University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, 2Omaha VA and University of Omaha, Omaha, NE, 3Salt Lake City VA and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 4Washington DC VA and Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 5Denver VA and University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, 6Dallas VA and University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 7Portland VA and Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 8Brooklyn VA, Brooklyn, NY, 9University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock, AR, 10Iowa City VA and University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 11Omaha VA and University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
Does Clinical Assessment of Swollen and Tender Joints Reflect Inflammatory Synovitis in Rheumatoid Arthritis? A Comparative Study of Physician, Nurse and Patient Clinical Assessments Versus Ultrasonography (US) As the Gold Standard
Peter Cheung1, Laure Gossec2, Adeline Ruyssen-Witrand3, Catherine Le Bourlout4, Maryse Mezieres4 and Maxime Dougados5, 1National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore, 2Cochin Hospital, Paris, France, 3Hopitaux de Toulouse, Toulouse, France, 4Hospital Cochin, Paris, France, 5Paris-Descartes University, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France
Patient Tolerability of Arthroscopic Synovial Biopsy Compared to MRI
Maria J. H. de Hair, Marleen G. H. van de Sande, Mario Maas, Danielle M. Gerlag and Paul P. Tak, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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