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Prospective MRI score to predict negative EULAR response in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) before therapy-escalation to a biological therapy
  1. Philipp Sewerin,
  2. Stefan Vordenbaeumen,
  3. Ralph Brinks,
  4. Benedikt Ostendorf
  1. Department of Policlinic of Rheumatology and Hiller Research Unit Rheumatology University Hospital (UKD), Duesseldorf, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Philipp Sewerin, Department and Hiller Research Unit for Rheumatology, University Hospital Duesseldorf (UKD), Moorenstreet 5, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany; philipp.sewerin{at}med.uni-duesseldorf.de

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We read with great interest the article by Baker et al1 who showed that early MRI measures independently predict erosive progression on X-ray and MRI after 1 and 2 years in therapy-naive patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from the randomised-controlled GO-BEFORE trial. Due to these findings, we re-evaluated MRI data from the German REMISSION-PLUS Cohort2 ,3 at our centre to verify if a MRI score may predict negative response in patients with RA before therapy-escalation …

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