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Extended report
Remission in early rheumatoid arthritis defined by 28 joint counts: limited consequences of residual disease activity in the forefeet on outcome
  1. Lilian H D van Tuyl1,
  2. Karin Britsemmer2,
  3. George A Wells3,
  4. Josef S Smolen4,
  5. Bin Zhang5,
  6. Julia Funovits4,
  7. Dirkjan van Schaardenburg2,
  8. David Felson5,
  9. Maarten Boers1,6
  1. 1Department of Rheumatology, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  2. 2Reade, Jan van Breemen Research Institute, Department of Rheumatology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  3. 3University of Ottawa, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Ottawa, Canada
  4. 4Medical University of Vienna, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine III, Vienna, Austria
  5. 5Boston University School of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston, USA
  6. 6Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Lilian H D van Tuyl, VU University Medical Centre, Department of Rheumatology, ZH-3A-56, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands; l.vantuyl{at}vumc.nl

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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