Summary

for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at UCLA
study started
estimated completion
Harold E Paulus(ucla)

Description

Summary

The purpose of this research is to observe the effects of RA over a long period in order to learn which of the early characteristics of patients' early RA predict future joint damage and disability. We also investigate whether certain treatments can prevent or slow the development of joint damage and disability. Additionally, the costs and effects of RA on the patient are studied in order to improve the methods used to measure these effects. Clinical, demographic, radiographic, and laboratory measures are taken by the rheumatologist in the office. In addition, patient questionnaires are mailed & completed by the patient and returned to the coordinating center at UCLA. All information obtained by these means will be studied in their effects on early, severe RA.

Details

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Keywords

Rheumatoid Arthritis Early, severe Arthritis Arthritis, Rheumatoid

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • >=6 swollen joints & >=9 tender joints
  • symmetrical rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • <= 2 years worth of symptoms
  • rheumatoid factor seropositivity

You CAN'T join if...

  • <18 years old
  • Inability to see rheumatologist, complete questionnaires (lack of compliance)
  • >2 years worth of symptoms

Location

  • UCLA
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States

Lead Scientist

Details

Status
in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Los Angeles
ID
NCT00240136
Study Type
Observational
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