(AUDIO) The criteria that define rheumatoid arthritis have been updated in light of diagnostic advances. Mayo Clinic rheumatologist Eric Matteson MD describes the effects on clinical practice.
Advances in our understanding of rheumatoid arthritis have dramatically changed the criteria for diagnosis of the condition. Listen here as Dr. Eric Matteson describes the implications for your patients. Dr. Matteson is chair of rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic.
The Revised RA Classification and Treatment Strategies
For your reference:2010 Rheumatoid Arthritis Classification Criteria
Arthritis Rheumatism, September 2010
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Current Diagnosis and Treatment Practices
By Kerry A. Wright, MBBS, and Eric L. Matteson, MD, MPH
Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, October 28. 2011