Review Article
Volume 11 Issue 5 - 2020
Saga of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Activity Criteria
Yu V Muraviov1* and LA Muraviova2
1V.A. Nasonova Research Institute of Rheumatology, Moscow, Russia
2Central Polyclinic Department of MBUZ [Municipal Budgetary Healthcare Institution] Khimki Central Clinical Hospital, Moscow, Khimki, Russia
*Corresponding Author: Yu V Muraviov, V.A. Nasonova Research Institute of Rheumatology, Moscow, Russia.
Received: February 17, 2020; Published: April 29, 2020


The analysis of ideas about the rheumatoid arthritis activity criteria demonstrated not only the evolution of the its severity assessment, but also the advantages of domestic criteria, facilitating their use in routine clinical practice on the one hand, and the possible reasons making it difficult to use them on the other hand. The foreign colleagues have developed the complex indices that are inferior to the domestic criteria for diagnosing the rheumatoid arthritis activity in the number of objective indicators and ease of determination for a targeted assessment of the inflammatory process activity. In addition, a comparative study of the activity, widely determined by DAS28 and domestic criteria, showed a high level of statistical correlation, which allows us to discuss not only the appropriateness of using the latter in clinical practice, but to recommend it in the clinical studies as well.

Keywords: Rheumatoid Arthritis; Activity Criteria; DAS28


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Citation: Yu V Muraviov and LA Muraviova. “Saga of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Activity Criteria”. EC Orthopaedics 11.5 (2020): 118-126.

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