There is a need for further large-scale prospective studies with a consistent definition of RA phenotype (undifferentiated IP through to ACPA(+)/RF(+) disease). This will ultimately afford the opportunity to evaluate preventative population strategies for RA akin to the well-established programmes for cardiovascular disease and cancer, targeting common risk factors.
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK.
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2012 Mar;51(3):499-512
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