RA: up to 40% of patients have silent progression
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- 71/80 patients experienced improved DAS28(C-reactive protein [CRP]) between the 2 points, of whom 48% (34/71) achieved European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) remission.
- However, 41% (29/71) of those with improved DAS28(CRP) experienced increased (worse) RA MRI Score (RAMRIS) erosion subscores.
- Increased erosions vs baseline were noted in 71.4% (5/7) of EULAR nonresponders, 52.6% (10/19) moderate responders, and 31.1% (14/45) good responders.
- Results were similar between early and late RA. ...